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Albukhary Mosque #DiscoverKedah2016

Masjid Albukhary, or Albukhary Mosque, is one of the newest and most impressive landmarks in Alor Setar, Kedah. It is located at Yayasan Albukhary, Jalan Langgar, Alor Star, Kedah Darul Aman. 

The mosque was built by Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, a local entrepreneur who made it big in the lorry business. Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar, of Yemeni descent, is the third of seven siblings born into a poor family so impoverished that their home did not have a bed, table or chair.

Masjid Albukhary is part of Kompleks Albukhary, a sprawling Islamic centre which includes a medical centre, a community centre, an orphanage, a senior citizen academy and a centre for higher learning. 

The project is developed by Yayasan Albukhary, or the Albukhary Foundation. Next to Komplek Albukhary is another project developed by Yayasan Albukhary, the Souq Albukhary.

Masjid Albukhary is easily reachable from the North South Expressway. Take Exit 180 at Alor Star North. Immediately after the toll plaza, keep left, and turn left into Jalan Langgar at the next traffic junction. 

After a short distance, you will see Souq Albukhary on your right. Continue along the road until you see Masjid Albukhary on your right, then make a U-turn to reach it.
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