Masjid Negeri Sabah (Sabah State Mosque) was built on 14.5 acres of land. It is situated at a strategic area of Sembulan roundabout between Jalan Mat Salleh and Jalan Sembulan. Its design was inspired by Arkitek Jurubena Betiga. The huge dome on the qiblah side was inspired from among the world's oldest and most well known mosques in the world including the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Baitul Maqdis, the Blue Mosque of Istanbul and Jamek Mosques in New Delhi and Lahore. Its 215 feet high minaret is inspired from Masjidil Haram in Mecca and Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah. This mosque was officiated by His Majesty DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Yahya Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim on 28 June 1977.
(Source: Documentation Section, National Archives of Malaysia)