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Sultan Mosque

The oldest Mosque in Kampong Glam district of Singapore

Sultan Mosque

3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833

This Mosque originally built for Sultan Hussein Shah is located in Kampong Glam, a historic district that was home to the Middle Eastern traders in the 19th century.

Built in 1824 Sultan Mosque is the oldest and most important in the city. A hundred years later in 1932 it was decided to replace the original mosque with the new building due to its state of disrepair. The new design was completed by Denis Santry, who led one of the first architecture firms in Singapore.

To raise the missing funds for the reconstruction of Sultan Mosque the poor Muslim community were donating glass bottles, which the architect then used to decorate its dome base as a symbol of resilience in the face of hardship.

Key info: connect with local culture of the Arab Street area through authentic experience of the informative guided tours over the mosque. Guides can speak various languages from English to Malay, Chinese and Japanese.

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