The first mosque to be built in Singapore, Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka was established in 1820. Since then, the mosque has been rebuilt twice; once in 1855 and again in 1982. Its heritage is reflected in the colourfully diverse architectural styles that can be found in the area,
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Great mosque to pray in
If you are a Muslim in the city and are looking for a quiet mosque to spend time praying, supplicating and contemplating, consider this mosque. If you can locate the Ministry of Manpower building, go round it and you will find the mosque just behind the building.
If you are appreciative of architecture, you will immediately notice that this mosque is built in a way unlike the mosques built nowadays.
It has been recently rebuilt so I wouldn't be able to comment how it looks like. But what I can say is this, it has a heritage and is run by a committee whom is keen for that heritage to continue.
Every mosque in Singapore has their own character, so you should go to everyone to experience it and form your own conclusions.
For non-Muslim visitors, do ask for permission before entering. You may be asked to wear a robe or gown if your dressing is not quite appropriate for entry...and please do not enter the main prayer hall. The other sections should be okay but when in doubt, do ask.