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Masjid Sultan, Singapore

From series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Year: 1928.

One of the most popular sightseeing in Singapore is Masjid Sultan, built in 1928. The mosque has seen a number of reconstructions; however, it didn’t lose its original look. British architect Denis Santry has projected one of the most beautiful 4 100 square meters mosques in the world.

Masjid Sultan, Singapore At once there can be about 500 believers. The main peculiarity of the building is a huge gilded cupola. The mosque is situated on the territory of the popular touristic district Kampong Glam that’s why it is known mostly for every tourist. But not everybody knows that the first mosque was built there even at the beginning of the 19th century. Later the Muslim community has drastically increased and needed a bigger mosque. The building of the new mosque has begun by order of Sultan Hussain Shah. Until nowadays the mosque is named in honour of him.

To the opening, the Saudi prince has presented the wonderful carpets that decorate the hall even today. Practically all locals took park in the building. Wealthy people gave money for the building, poor people brought glass bottles. From their bottoms were made cupolas bases. This mosque is open for every religion but foreigners have to follow all crucial Muslim rules during the visit. To the beginning - Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Masjid Sultan - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'SAM' located in 0.18 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Unique Tourist Service Pte Ltd' is located in 0.22 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'sans's sentry station' in 0.19 km
Supermarket: 'De Cheng Xin Xing Trading Pte Ltd' in 0.03 km
Parking: 'Queen street Public carpark' in 0.11 km
Apotheek: 'Pfizer Clinical Research Unit Laboratory' in 0.13 km
Police station: 'Rochor Neighbourhood Police Centre' in 0.67 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Subway - Raffles Hospital' in 0.09 km
Railway station: 'Marina South Pier' in 3.5 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Paya Lebar Airbase Airport QPG - in 8 km
 »  Seletar Airport XSP - in 12 km
 »  Changi Airport SIN - in 15 km
 »  Tengah Airport TGA - in 20 km
 »  Hang Nadim Airport BTH - in 34 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Masjid Sultan

Vintage Inn

Located in 0 km from Masjid Sultan
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Rooms: 2
Conveniently located next to Little India MRT Station, Vintage Inn is 1.5 km from street shopping at Bugis Street and 3.8 km from the historical … More: photo, rates and booking
Tresor Tavern Hotel

Located in 1 km from Masjid Sultan
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Rooms: 32
Tresor Tavern Hotel is 150 metres from Jalan Besar Sports Complex and 200 metres from Lavender Food Square, where local hawker food is available. … More: photo, rates and booking
The Westin Singapore

Located in 2 km from Masjid Sultan
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Rooms: 305
The Westin Singapore is 350 metres from Lau Pa Sat, known for its local delicacies. Raffles Place is 400 metres from the hotel while Chinatown is 1.2 … More: photo, rates and booking
Urban Hostel

Located in 3 km from Masjid Sultan
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Rooms: 6
Located a 5-minute train ride to Bugis and City Hall MRT Stations, Urban Hostel is also a 25 minute drive away from Changi International Airport, and … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Fountain of Wealth
0 km - Fountain of Wealth
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Marina Sky Park
1 km - Marina Sky Park
Perhaps, one of the most unusual viewing platforms in the world can be visited in Singapore. It is located on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel. This observation platform is called Marina Sky Park. It is a large recreational area, which in addition to an …
Marina Bay Sands Pool
2 km - Marina Bay Sands Pool
The fashionable Marina Bay Sands hotel, located in Singapore, is a real world sight. In many respects it is due to its luxurious pool. The roof of this hotel represents a huge terrace with several levels on which besides the pools there is a landscape garden, spacious …
Clinic Bar
3 km - Clinic Bar
The "Clinic Bar" in Singapore will surprise you with its original decor and treats. The bar’s design resembles a real hospital. Instead of sofas you will find hospital beds, instead of armchairs – invalid wheelchairs. Original cocktails are given to the visitors …
Henderson Waves
5 km - Henderson Waves
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Marine life park
6 km - Marine life park
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Top destination around Masjid Sultan - Singapore City

Colorful amusement parks, comfortable beaches, internationally famous hotels and restaurants – what else can Singapore offer to its guests? Even if you visit Singapore during a transit flight and have to spend several hours in Changi Airport waiting for departure, you can still have some great time. If the waiting interval between the flights is more than five hours, all clients of the airport can sign up for a unique service – a free excursion to the city that covers all main landmarks of Singapore. Transit passengers can select from several tour routes. They can visit the most interesting and authentic districts of the city-state or can attend a shorter excursion and see the most famous architectural landmarks in less than two hours.

If it’s not the first time you visit Singapore and you know picturesque Chinatown and Little India like the back of your hand, it’s time to try some extreme entertainment. Virtually every amusement park offers thrilling rides for the bravest guests, but the legendary Tiger Sky Tower takes pride of place. The height of the tower is 130 meters, and there is a large cabin for up to 72 people. The cabin reaches the top of the tower and then makes several circles. While on top, you will be able to see the city-state in detail and feel the splash of adrenaline because of the significant height.
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