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Masjid Hajjah Fatimah

Masjid Hajjah Fatimah

 
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Masjid Hajjah Fatimah 4001 Beach Road Singapore 199584
 
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Masjid Hajjah Fatimah was built in 1845-1846. The mosque represented a mix of local Islamic and European architecture having been designed by a colonial architect. The mosque was named after a lady of the same name, who was a wealthy donor to the building.



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Singapore's Leaning Tower

Hajjah Fatimah mosque is one of the oldest in Singapore and also a historic one as well. Back in 1846, the mosque was built very near to the sea and therefore the soil was pretty soft for a building its size, As a result the main tower is a little slanted ala the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It has been stabilised though and is not in danger of collapsing, but it is still slanted.

Architecture-wise it is a quirky mix of European and Islamic architecture, you would be forgiven if you would have thought that it is a church from afar. The mosque, like most old mosques, have their own individual charm and there are plenty of quiet corners for prayers and contemplation. If you are interested, there are graves within the compound that you may visit, one of whom is Hjh Fatimah's.

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