Chinatown on Pictures: Masjid Jamae (Chulia)

Berdasarkan pengalaman, masjid-masjid di Singapura umumnya memiliki tampilan fasad yang sederhana. Tapi jangan salah, dibalik kesederhanaannya, mereka memiliki toilet dan tempat berwudhu yang bersih. Gak heran kalo saya betah berlama-lama di sana. Dari lima waktu shalat yang ada, hanya shalat Subuh yang saya laksanakan di hostel. Empat lainnya selalu saya jalankan di Masjid Jamae ini🙂

Hanya satu menit berjalan kaki dari Chinatown MRT Station, Jamae (Chulia) Mosque dibangun antara 1827 – 1835 oleh kaum India Chulia (Jamae) dengan campuran gaya ekletik arsitektur Cina, Anglo-Indian, dan Melayu. Chulia Indians was muslim merchants from South India.


Jamae (Chulia) Mosque at South Bridge Road

I performed my Eid-ul-Adha prayer in this mosque. The speech which followed the prayer was said in Hindi. None of it i understood.

Besides this mosque, there are at least two more mosques in Chinatown area. These are Omar Kampong Malaka Mosque and Al-Abrar Mosque, which the last mentioned is located in Telok Ayer Street.
Al-Abrar Mosque also known as Kuchu Palli, means the Hut Mosque in Tamil. It was built between 1850 and 1855, mixes the Indian and Islamic architectural elements.

Source: A Walking Tour: Singapore by G. Byrne Bracken

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