The Sultan Mosque or in Malay is call Masjid Sultan. The mosque was first built in 1820 but it was demolished. Century later it was rebuilt and completed in 1932 and it was named for Sultan Hussein Shah. The mosque was designed in Indo Saracenic style by an Irish architect working for a British firm by the name Denis Santry. The mosque initially was funded by Malays, Bugis and Javanese.
Since it was built the mosque essentially unchanged. Today the mosque is owned by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore who looks after the interests of Singapore's Muslim community. The mosque is located at 3 Muscat Street in Kampong Glam. The mosque is open to visitor and if you do visit makes sure you dress proper because of respect. We didn’t go in because I have seen many Mosques interior in my time.
Saturday to Thursday: 9.00am - 12.45pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
You may want to call the Sultan Mosque office at (+65) 6293 4405 to find out when you can go on a guided tour or attend a talk meant for non-Muslims.
This Mosque was named after the Sultan of Singapore and was built in 1928. With, glass bottles as the pedestal for the walls and the massive gold dome visible from far away, this mosque stands out from the others I visited.
It is open 9am-4pm daily.
This lovely looking Mosque was built between 1924 - 1928 and is the largest in Singapore.
Of interest here, is the gold-coloured dome that sits on a ringed structure made up entirely of glass bottles.
The story behind it is, the rich people donated gold, and the poorer people raised funds by collecting and selling used glass bottles.
The mosque combines ideas from Indian and Islamic traditions, hence, the domes, minarets and balustrades as well as being modern and user-friendly.
You are allowed to visit..........
Visitors..........Saturday to Thursday: 9.00am - 12.45pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
THE SULTAN MOSQUE IS A COOL LOOKING BUILDING THAT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN IN AT SOME HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION!!! : )built in 1928. The mosque was designed by Denis Santry..........it has a massive golden dome and a huge prayer hall , the Sultan Mosque is one of Singapore's most imposing religious buildings, and the focal point of Muslims in Singapore
A landmark of the Arab district, this is one of the most elaborate and distinct of Singapore's Mosques. This is a functioning Mosque and proper respect must be paid for a visit inside ( no shorts, tank tops, etc).
The golden dome of this mosque is glimpsed frommany angles in the surrounding area, but is seen best from Bussorah Street.
On Fridays, and at prayer times, the area is busy but much quieter than the nearby Arab Street for the rest of the week.
Outside there are separate ablution areas for men and women, who worship separately within the mosque. The steps approaching the prayer hall are an obstacle course past shoes which seem rarely to be put in the racks provided.
Non Muslims may approach the prayer hall if they remove their shoes, but may not enter the worship area which can be viewed from the doorway.
Dont miss visiting the Sultan Mosque when you are touring Arab Street.
This beautiful architecture was built in 1928, which allows the Muslim community to worhship here especially on Friday noon.
Some shops and restaurants are close on Friday noon as the Muslims Men will have to head to a nearby mosque to worship.
Zam Zam Restaurant is located just oppsite the Sultan Mosque and they serve very delicious food.
There are many shops along Arab Street selling handicraft and traditional costumes.
Named after the first Sultan of Singapore, the imposing structure that is the Sultan Mosque was built with a SGD3,000 grant from the East India Company. This is the largest mosque in Singapore and the present building was constructed in 1928. With its massive gold-topped dome and spacious prayer hall, the mosque has one particularly interesting feature--the base of the dome is made up of glass bottles
This is an important part of Singapore`s cultural landscape. Singapore`s Islamic population comes from a wide area - this is reflected in the street names around the mosque - Muscat, Kandahar and Baghdad Streets - named after prominent cities in the Islamic World.
The Sultan Mosque is quite welcoming to visitors. This is what you should do if you want to visit:
1. You have to register at the Tourist Register Counter (near the main entrance).
2. You should be appropriately dressed. If you aren`t, there is clothing available at the Tourist Register Counter. You should also remove your shoes and be quiet.
3. Taking photos is ok, but you should check first if you have a video camera.
4. You can`t go into the prayer hall unless you are going to pray.
Admission is as follows:
Friday: 2:30pm till 4pm
All other days: 9am till 1pm and 2pm till 4pm.
The carpet was given by a Saudi Prince.
The hall is off limit to non-Muslim but can still be seen from the surrounding halls. YOu have to remove your shoes at the entrance and the place is opened to visit when there are no ceremonies.
Located in the Arab district the Sultan Mosque is an imposing yet ornate building. Walk around with the visitor's robes and see for yourself.
We were there in Ramadan, on Friday, around 1-2 pm, that means we saw a lot of nice Malay people coming out of the mosque, yeah, it was a great beginning insight to the city