First established in 1826, the Masjid Jamae mosque is unique in many ways. As one of the oldest mosques in Singapore, it’s also one of the only six in the country that regularly conducts sermons in Tamil.
Designed by Irish architect George Coleman and completed in 1835, the mosque cleverly fuses architectural features from the East and West together. Indo-Islamic motifs are paired with Tuscan pilasters, with accompanying Chinese green porcelain tiles.
Walking in, visitors will quickly notice that the prayer room is interestingly not aligned with
the facade, but rather to Mecca.
For a more in-depth experience, approach the mosque’s Dawah Officer who will happily
answer any questions about the building and even Islam in general.
Recommended duration: 15 mins
218 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767 | Saturday–Thursday 10am–6pm, Friday 10am–noon, 2.30–6pm
| Please adhere to the mosque’s dress code (e.g. no exposed shoulders or revealing outfits) and remove your footwear before entering. Robes are available for visitors at the entrance of the mosque. Please contact the staff for assistance. |
(This material is provided by VisitSingapore.com)