Ranked 89 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Majestically standing in the historic district of Kampong Glam, Sultan Mosque is one of the most important and beautiful mosques in Singapore. Also called Masjid Sultan, the history of this monument building goes back to 1824. In that year, the mosque was built for Sultan Hussein Shah, the first sultan of Singapore, with the help of a grant from Sir Raffles, the founder of Singapore. The Sultan Mosque is built in Indo-Saracenic Revival style of architecture and boasts a series of magnificent golden domes. These enormous golden domes top off the prayer hall can house up to 5000 people at the same time. The base of these domes is decorated with glass bottle ends, which is said to be the result of donations made by poor Muslims during the construction of the mosque.
Bringing with it the rich taste of culture and ethnic diversity of the Muslims of Singapore, Masjid Sultan was gazetted as a National Monument in the year 1975. Both regarding its glorious appearance, and the sheer size, the Sultan Mosque is a must-visit if one is in the Kampong Glam district.
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