Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bungah situated in Tanjung Bungah between George Town and Batu Ferringhi. Masjid Tanjung Bungah was built in 2004 to replace the older mosque which was severely damaged in the tsunami. The Mosque was officiated by the country’s fifth Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in March 2007.
The floating mosque stands on pilings and a stilt built on the sea bed, and is the country’s first-ever floating mosque to be built over a sea, as opposed to straits and lakes. The mosque’s grand structure is predominantly Moorish in design. Its most outstanding feature is its towering minaret, with a height equivalent to a seven-storey building, which offers a magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the sea and its surroundings. Flower motifs and geometric patterns feature heavily in its decor, and can be seen on the ceiling underneath the main dome, in the stained glass windows encircling its main prayer hall and in perforated panels along its walls.