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Angullia Mosque, Singapore Overview

One of Singapore's oldest mosques, the Angullia Mosque is an iconic landmark in the vicinity of Serangoon Road and Little India. Also known as Masjid Angullia, it has been an epitome of faith and core Islamic values for more than one hundred and twenty years serving the Muslim community of this area in Singapore.

The magnificent Angullia Mosque is renowned for its brick and plastered gatehouse. The terrace, featuring eight freestanding columns, each topped by a finial, adds to the charm of the structure. This gatehouse facing Serangoon Road was conserved as one of the seventy-five buildings falling under the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Master Plan.

Masjid Angullia is not only a place of religious worship and social activities among locals and tourists alike, but with the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple on one side and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple on the other, it also stands as a witness to the religious diversity in the Little India district of Singapore.

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Architecture & History of Angullia Mosque

Angullia Mosque was constructed on Wakaff land bequeathed by Mohamed Salleh Eusoofji Angullia. The first basic plan of the mosque structure with two storeys was finalised in the year 1890. The mosque till date stands on the same site. 

Since 1890, the building of the Angullia mosque has undergone many changes to cater to the calls of community service, to maintain the functionality of the mosque and facilitate ease in offering prayers. In 2014, the mosque acquired approval for its redevelopment to manage the growing footfall. The new version of the mosque comprises of a new four-storey structure. Thereby, increasing the capacity by threefolds with a thousand additional prayer spaces.

The new structure
With more space at disposal, the new structure of the Angullia Mosque will have the main prayer hall shifted to the first floor with a larger ground floor area to be used for multiple purposes. Efforts have been made to make the mosque compatible with elderly people and those with special needs. The blueprint of the new version of the Angullia Mosque involves the construction of a minaret and beautiful lattice steel dome. Making the most of more floor space, the Anguilla Mosque will also have a huge auditorium inside with a roof terrace. In addition to these, the mosque will have a separate floor for women to congregate and offer prayers.

From domes to the minaret and to the structure of pillars the Angullia Mosque reflects traditional Islamic style of architecture both in structure and aesthetics. It has a religious symbol of the moon and the star at the highest point of the mosque which is an important part of Islam. The names of rooms, directions and instructions are given in the Arabic language which strengthens the influence.

How to Reach Angullia Mosque

By MRT: Farrer Park MRT is the nearest station and if you take the Exit F, you will reach Angullia Mosque within a minute on foot.

By Bus:
If you are taking the bus instead, get on any one of the buses among 857, NR6, 67, 23, 65, 66, 131, 147, 139 and 64 and get down at the bus interchange in Serangoon Road. It is a three-minute walk to the mosque.

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