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Sultan Mosque, Singapore

#5 of 133 in Historic Sites in Singapore
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
View the golden domes and prayer hall of one of the country's most prominent religious buildings, the 19th-century Sultan Mosque. Built in 1824 for Sultan Hussain, this mosque remains a landmark of the historic Kampong District. The structure was rebuilt in 1934 by Singapore's oldest architectural form, Swan and Maclaren. The most remarkable part of the current structure, which was named a national monument in 1975, is the glass dome created from glass bottle ends donated by Muslims so that even the most poor community members could have the chance to contribute to the mosque. Arrange to visit Sultan Mosque and other attractions in Singapore using our Singapore route planner.
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  • This mosque reminds me of Asma bint Alvi mosque in Muscat Oman which is also very beautiful with same orange dome but yellow theme. This one however has slightly different architecture but equally...  more »
  • After an original mosque was built on the site in 1824 for the first Sultan of Singapore, this impressive building, with it's onion shaped domes, was erected in 1928 and now stands as a national...  more »
  • Its one of the mosques in Singapore that allows the prayer call to be broadcasted. Reason being that its a National Heritage site. Well that's good as this is the way it used to be. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Friday prayers or normal prayers have limited capacity allowed. It stood there for more than a hundred years and hundreds more to come.
  • The Sultan Mosque is gorgeous. The area surrounding the mosque is also quite interesting with many types of eateries. It’s a gorgeous day to be exploring this side of town on a clear blue sky.

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Message from Singapore Tourism Board

Built in 1824, this landmark of the Kampong Glam district attracts many who are keen to learn about Malay History & Culture. The Sultan Mosque, built in 1824, is a landmark of the Kampong Glam district which attracts many who are keen to discover the culture & history of Malays. Also known as Masjid Sultan, the mosque’s name pays homage to Sultan Hussein Mohamed Shah, the first Sultan of Singapore and 18th ruler of Johor. In 1975, it was gazetted as a national monument. The mosque’s mass prayer hall can host up to 5,000 visitors. While its 2 giant golden domes make for an impressive sight, their bases are adorned with glass bottle ends, which were donated by Muslims during its construction.