Singapore’s Sultan Masjid

With Eid al-Fitr approaching to mark the end of Ramadam – the muslim month of fasting and restraint as a means of purifying the soul and becoming closer to Allah — here are a few photographs of Sultan Masjid. It is Singapore’s largest mosque and is also known as the golden-domed mosque. This national heritage site – which can be found gazing down Bussorsah Street in Kampong Glam – was built in 1826 by the Sultan of Johor, Hussein Shah. It houses a gift rug from a Saudi prince in the prayer hall. Its glistening golden dome attracts many tourists, as it pokes from behind nearby palm trees. Female visitors are given a burqa should they want to take a peek inside the prayer room. I found that the lady at the front was very keen to answer any questions from tourists.

 

Iga Motylska

Iga Motylska is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer, photojournalist, sub-editor and blogger. She is published in numerous local and international publications, including: Forbes Africa, Forbes Woman Africa, Forbes Life Africa, CNBC Africa, Ventures Africa, Marie Claire, Sawubona, AA Traveller, Fastjet inflight magazine and Seoul Magazine among numerous others. Her editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to women's and human rights issues, environmental affairs and of course travel writing.

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