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Sultan Mosque in Singapore

Mosque in Kampong Glam

At the heart of Singapore’s Kampong Glam – or the ‘Arabic Quarter’ - stands the magnificent Sultan Mosque, an Islamic place of worship originally constructed in 1824 by Sultan Hussian Shah (the first ever Sultan of Singapore).

The impressive complex boasts a series of giant golden domes topping off the main prayer hall, and the outside is adorned in vibrant pastel shades of orange, cream and green, helping it shine even brighter in that strong Singaporean sun.

Along with Chinatown’s Buddha Tooth temple, Sultan Mosque is definitely up there with Singapore’s most impressive religious buildings, both in terms of its appearance and sheer size; the main prayer hall can hold up to 5,000 worshippers, while the mosque’s dome base can also be accessed, formed out of hundreds of glass bottles that were donated by devotees as part of the building’s reconstruction.

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A true testament to the multiculturalism of Singapore, authorities block off the road during peak times to allow worshippers space to mingle around the temple. Not only that, but the surrounding cafes and restaurants on Muscat Street and Arab Street have a strict rule of not selling any alcohol (although these pleasant alfresco spots are still well-worth a visit for their Middle Eastern menus, good coffee and shisha pipes!). A couple of roads down, you’ll also find the fantastic Haji Lane, which does not enforce the non-alcohol policy, and is also well-known for its range of boutiques and bars.

If you’re around Bugis Street, the short walk to Kampong Glam (the Arab Quarter) should be high up on your priorities list. Combining a visit here with a quick look at this fantastic mosque is highly recommended too, even if it’s just for a quick photo-op in between your shopping or cafe-hopping.

Find Singapore’s Sultan Mosque at the top of Muscat Street – just look out for the crowds or its iconic glowing dome and it will be easy to find.

Sultan Mosque

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 Daily
  • Address: 3 Muscat Street
  • Tel: +65 6293 4405
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