Built in 1826, the Jamae Chulia Mosque was the first of three mosques in Chinatown erected by the Chulias, who were Tamil Muslims from the Coromandel Coast of Southern India. Together with its neighbour, Sri Mariamman Temple, the mosque stands out in its predominantly Chinese location.
If you’re looking for something a little different, this is the mosque to visit. The site's architectural style is eclectic, and the intricately designed palace facade features tiny doors and cross-shaped windows. While the entrance gate is South Indian style, the two prayer halls and the shrine are in the Neo-Classical style typical of famed colonial architect, George Coleman – and are sure to please architectural fans everywhere.