Imagine having a door of this size in your home. The main door is temporarily blocked as workers were cleaning the floor inside the mosque at the time I was there. The side doors are however opened.
I particularly like this view, with the various curves, lines and color. The staircases with slots in between at the main entrance and the sides allow for shoes to be placed inside, thus not obstructing the path while allowing for neatness and order.
As you approach the northern entrance along Jalan Kampong Perak, you will see the main clock tower on the right and this decorative concrete main fence adorned with conical designed dome shaped alternates which truly added to the total beautiful structure of Zahir Mosque. Sadly as years passed and with road buildings taking their effects, the original height of the fence has been reduced. As you can see the pavement is at a higher level than it should be. Notice the main gate way on the right.
I grew up around this part of the city and the mosque was our playground when we were children as it was no less than five minutes from the home. Thursday evenings and the evenings of Ramadhan would see us at the mosque joining in the prayers and afterwards relishing the 'nasi beraini' served to the congregations in late evening. Well that was what it was like in the early 1950's.