The floating mosque at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
From a distance, the breathtaking Kota Kinabalu city mosque appears to be floating on water. In fact, that’s an illusion created by a lagoon, lending an air of intrigue. Visit by day to soak up the reflections in the crystal-clear water; come by night to enjoy the illuminations. Opened in 2000, it was designed to resemble the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, which is the final resting place of Muhammad. It’s a remarkable site.