Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Jamae Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore, located in Chinatown, Central Area. Also known as Masjid Jamae, Chulia Mosque, and Periya Palli by the local Tamil-Muslim community, this two-hundred-year-old place of worship is an iconic landmark in Chinatown, standing out with its distinctive Indo-Islamic architecture among the Oriental buildings. The first mosque built by the south Indian migrant Chulia Muslim community, this shrine is frequented by pious tourists and locals, history buffs, and architecture enthusiasts.
Masjid Jamae became a popular tourist location after it became the subject of postcards, illustrations, and photographs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the building still retains its original frame and has not been rebuilt. Famed for its eclectic, unique style of architecture, the Chulia Mosque features a Dravido-Islamic style entrance gate, Tuscan and Doric columns, a neoclassical prayer hall, French windows, winding stairways, Romanesque arches, and minarets with an onion dome. This juxtaposition of Eastern and Western architecture makes the shrine a sight to behold! Gazetted as a national monument in 1974, the carefully preserved Chinese glazed tiles and meticulously designed spires make this mosque a great sightseeing spot.
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