This quaint mosque owes its existence to Hajjah Fatimah, a Malaccan-born Malay. After her husband, a wealthy Bugis merchant, ... More
Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
This quaint mosque owes its existence to Hajjah Fatimah, a Malaccan-born Malay. After her husband, a wealthy Bugis merchant, passed away, she successfully took over his shipping business. After her home was burgled twice, she decided to donate the land and funds for the construction of this mosque in 1846. Today, she lies buried in the grounds of the mosque. The architecture of the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque exhibits some British influences, as is evident from the European Doric pilasters in the minaret. Interestingly, it is regarded as the Leaning Tower of Singapore, due to its gothic-styled spire that tilts at six degrees.
The design of this mosque reflects its locale. It has curved eaves, colorfully painted supports and beams, and glazed roof
tiles. It is located on the eastern side of Niu (Ox) Street, home to a large community of Chinese ...
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One of the oldest Tamil Muslim mosques in the Straits Settlements, the Nagore Durgha Shrine was completed in 1830. Sometimes
called Masjid Chulia, it initially served as a cultural center for early Tamil immigrants. The building is dedicated to ...