The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is the world’s first and Malaysia’s only glass temple. The temple has also been listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the first and only glass temple in the country. The Hindu temple in Johor Bahru is covered almost entirely with glass.
More about the glass temple
Embellished with over 300,000 pieces of colourful glass pieces, the temple’s floors, pillars and walls are all covered in red, blue, yellow, green, purple and white glass. The ceiling of the temple has large crystal chandeliers hanging and their light reflected on the glass create a surreal effect. The fully air-conditioned temple can accommodate over 1,500 devotees. Whether you are an architectural enthusiast or a spiritual seeker, the temple is worth a visit for everyone.
A symbol of unity and harmony
The various murals and sculptures in the Glass Temple convey the message of unity with social harmony. The centrepiece in this temple is a lotus with Lord Shiva sitting on it which is worshipped by devotees who pour rose water on it. The roof of the temple has 10 gold finished sculptures which depict the message of the cycle of life – from birth, youth, adulthood, to maturity and to death. Though known as a Hindu Temple, the temple has 10 standing white marble statues of Gautam Buddha, Guru Nanak Dev, Sai Baba, Jesus Christ, and Mother Teresa.
How to get there
The temple is located on 22 Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau in Johor Bahru and is reachable through Jalan Tun Abdul Razak. It is walkable from the city center of Johor Bahru.
You can hire a cab from Johor Bahru’s city center to the temple. Or you can also board a Public shuttle bus or KTM train from Johor Bahru to Wadi Hana bus and train station. From there you will have to hire a cab.
- Address: 22, Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru
- Entrance Fee: Foreigners: RM10, Malaysian: Free
- Visiting Hours for Tourists: Every day 1:00pm – 5:00pm
- Prayers Time: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 12:00pm
(Curated by Priya Pareek)