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Masjid Malabar
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Masjid Malabar

The Malabar Mosque in the Kampong Glam District is the only Malabar Muslim Mosque in Singapore.

Also known by its other names, Golden Dome Mosque or the Malabar Muslim Jama-Ath Mosque, it serves as the major place of worship for Malabar Muslims during religious functions; such as Friday worship, Aidil Adha, Aidil Fitri, and others.

Masjid Malabar, History, Events, Facilities & Weekly Classes, Singapore

The Malabari community were responsible for the development of this mosque back in the 1950s. Initially, the Malabar Muslim Jama-ath Association opened their office at 471 Victoria Street, which is still its current address. Eventually, they realised that there was a need to build a mosque in the same street.

To begin the construction, they held a stone laying ceremony on April 10, 1956. Although the construction took some time due to lack of capital, eventually it opened its doors on January 24, 1963.

At that time, Singapore was experiencing rapid growth and development. To accommodate the growing Muslim community, the Malabar Mosque underwent renovation and eventually added gold and blue tiles. Its stunning design and vibrant facade continued to attract onlookers and tourists who would pass by the area. Despite some hurdles due to financing, by 1995 the mosque was finally covered in tiles.

It is now one of the most well-known mosques in Asia. Facilities include a meeting room, kitchen area, notice boards, toilets, water fountain, ablution area, multipurpose hall, ladies’ praying area, and a central prayer hall.

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