Masjid Sultan: A Mosque Fit for a King

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“Dear Visitors, welcome to Sultan Mosque”. The Sultan Mosque is truly a welcoming sight with its massive structure that one cannot miss when visiting the district of Kampong Glam. Its edifice of golden dome, minaret (tall slender tower) and golden-tipped wrought iron balustrades is one that was made for and made by a sultan, Sultan Hussain, the 1st sultan in Singapore.

The golden dome and wrought iron balustrades

Masjid  is the Malay word for “mosque”. It is said that it has a huge prayer hall but it is only allowed entry for Muslims. But there is also an area inside that non-Muslim visitors can enter. I was there at around 4pm and it was already closed to visitors by the time I tried to go inside the mosque.

Worshippers remove footwear as a sign of respect.

The minaret is a visual cue for the Muslims call to prayer during certain times of the day. As with holy places like mosques and temples, visitors are requested to remove the shoes and wear proper attire before entering.

Crescent moon on top of the golden dome

Masjid Sultan – Malay word for Sultan Mosque

The View of Sultan Mosque at Kampong Glam

Sultan Mosque Singapore

Sultan Mosque is at Muscat street and North Bridge Road and is easily accessible by Bus. It is open from Monday to Sunday 9-12pm and 2-4pm and Fridays 2:30-4pm. There is no fee required to enter. Photos are allowed but filming needs permission.

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Rocel Zamora is an engineer by profession, a girl from mars with a passion for photography, finding peace in rock and roll music, capturing the world in color and seeing thru your soul in black and white.

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