A visit to Singapore’s Kampong Glam district isn’t complete without a stop at Sultan Mosque. With its massive golden domes and huge prayer hall, the Sultan Mosque is one of Singapore’s most impressive religious buildings, and the focal point of Muslims in Singapore.
The mosque was first built in 1824 for Sultan Hussian Shah, the first sultan of Singapore, and his followers with a grant from the British East India Company. The mosque was reconstructed after its centennial celebration, to the design of Denis Santry, an architect from Swan and Maclaren.
The main prayer hall can hold up to 5,000 worshippers, and is one of the biggest and most amazing religious structures in Singapore. Don’t forget also to check out the mosque’s dome base, formed out of many glass bottles donated by devotees during the mosque’s reconstruction, and is a great sight to behold.
The Sultan Mosque was gazetted as a national monument on 8 March 1975.