A Floated Mosque to Become New Icon in Jakarta

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian Capital City, Jakarta will have a first floating mosque. It is built on the North Jakarta coast.

Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan hopes the floating mosque can become Indonesia’s new icon.

“Today we make this mosque as the story of mosques in Jakarta, we hope that this floating mosque will become one of the icons, not just today, but one of the icons of Indonesian mosque in the decades to come,” Governor Anies said during the groundbreaking of the floating mosque in Ancol, Jakarta on Saturday, November 9.

The governor said the mosque is being worked by PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol with budgeting Rp 50 billion.

He wished with his unique position, there are natural phenomena felt by the people who visit this mosque. Its position above sea level, side by side with the open sky, is a unique experience. Almost all mosques in Jakarta, none are located right next to the sea.

“Today afternoon, we are grateful, because what we have talked about long, as a desire to make this Ancol area into an area where tourism can be done in multiple aspects, including cultural tourism, or commonly called cultural tourism, where there are new experiences gained by the community, “he said.

Anies also delivered three messages to PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol, so that the construction of the floated mosque planned to be completed by the end of 2020 can be successful, namely on schedule, on quality, and on budget.

“If the three messages are held inshallah next year the mosque will have all ready to be used,” he said. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)