From Chinatown to Kampong Glam, check out our list of majestic mosques in Singapore.
One of the beautiful things about Singapore is our multicultural society. Our cosmopolitan state is rife with diversity and cultures that have influenced our food, created incredible local talents, and shaped our city! So far, we’ve covered where you can admire the panoramic pagodas of Chinese temples and bask in the stained-glass windows of churches in Singapore. Now, we’re giving you the scoop on beautiful domes, majestic mosque structures and places to learn more about Islam here in sunny Singapore.
Iconic and opulent mosques in Singapore
1. Sultan Mosque
A prominent landmark in Kampong Glam, Sultan Mosque is one of the most popular mosques in the city. It was built for Sultan Hussain Shah, the first sultan of Singapore, in 1824. Sultan Mosque has a majestic golden-domed structure and the interior is made entirely out of glass bottles – how fascinating is that! Today, the mosque is a national monument that welcomes thousands of devotees and curious tourists on tour.
Sultan Mosque, 3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
2. Masjid Yusof Ishak
Yusof Ishak Mosque was named after Singapore’s inaugural President and has been around since 2017. Unlike traditional mosques, it doesn’t feature imposing pillars or domes. Instead, it boasts a contemporary Nusantara house vibe. The design and architecture draw inspiration from the former President’s official and private residences.
Yusof Ishak Mosque, 10 Woodlands Drive 17, Singapore 737740
3. Malabar Mosque
This mosque is nicknamed Sultan Mosque’s little cousin due to its similar golden domes. Originally, the exterior was painted before it got covered in the iconic blue and white tiles. It’s built near a burial ground left disused since World War II.
Malabar Mosque, 471 Victoria Street, Singapore 198370
4. Masjid Darul Ghufran
Completed and opened in 1990, Masjid Darul Ghufran is currently the largest mosque in Singapore with a towering minaret (affectionately referred to as “menara biru” by Muslim residents in Tampines). Follow its social media pages for the latest updates on events happening at the mosque, and tune in to its YouTube page for live streams of prayers.
Masjid Darul Ghufran, 503 Tampines Avenue 5, Singapore 529651
5. Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
With its Islamic and European architectural features, Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is definitely a must-see when in Singapore. Designed by colonial architect John Turnbull Thomson and established in 1846, the mosque’s architecture features a unique blend of cross-cultural influences. There are traditional Malay-Muslim woodcarvings in its interior, Chinese glazed porcelain tiles, and a minaret that looks like a church spire! Trivia: Hajjah Fatimah Mosque was named after a generous donor to the building.
Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, 4001 Beach Road, Singapore 199584
6. Masjid Al-Ansar
Masjid Al-Ansar was one of the first in Singapore to be built under phase one of the Mosque Building Fund Programme. It was completed in 1981 and has served as a place of worship for the Muslim community in Bedok for over three decades. The metal structures within the mosque feature intricate Islamic geometric patterns. The mosque also has many ramps making it wheelchair accessible.
Masjid Al-Ansar, 155 Bedok North Avenue 1, Singapore 469751
7. Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka
Visit Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka, the oldest mosque in Singapore. It was constructed in 1820, a year after the British set up a trading post on the island. While most mosques typically have a minaret (a tall tower in which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer), this mosque was built without one. It only got its minaret after over 150 years.
Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka, 10 Keng Cheow Street, Singapore 059607
8. Jamae Mosque (Masjid Chulia)
Built in 1826, Jamae Mosque was one of the earliest mosques in Singapore. What’s even more intriguing is its location in a predominantly Chinese vicinity. The area was commonly frequented by the Tamil Muslim community in Singapore. Jamae Mosque also has an eclectic architectural design. The entrance has a distinctively South Indian facade, while its interior adopts a neo-classical style by George Drumgoole Coleman.
Jamae Mosque (Masjid Chulia), 218, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767
9. Masjid Maarof
This mosque is easy to spot with its distinctive dome. It pays homage to the original Masjid Maarof that was torn down to make way for development in 1960. The building showcases delicate mesh patterns on the outside, and skylights flood the space with natural light.
Masjid Maarof, 20 Jurong West Street 26, Singapore 648125
10. Al-Abrar Mosque
Al-Abrar is a tiny mosque located on Telok Ayer Street. While it was originally built as a thatched hut in 1827, today the mosque is a gazetted national monument tucked between shophouses. It also has elements of South Indian architecture, putting a little spin on a local building.
Al-Abrar Mosque, 192 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068635
11. Al-Istighfar Mosque
Built in 1999, Al-Istighfar is an iconic mosque in Singapore due to its modern Islamic architecture, opting for a clean, minimalist structure. Another striking feature of the mosque is, of course, its eye-catching, incredible blue dome.
Al-Istighfar Mosque, No. 2 Pasir Ris Walk, Singapore 518239
12. Assyafaah Mosque
Winner of The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, Assyafaah Mosque breaks tradition with its futuristic design and new-age architectural elements. On its exterior are aluminium facade panels for solar shading that keep the mosque and its worshippers cool. Adorned with eye-catching Arabesque screens, the panels allow plenty of air ventilation and delicate shadowplay. As a result, this gives it an industrial feel that blends in with the neighbourhood’s surroundings.
Assyafaah Mosque, 1 Admiralty Lane, Singapore 757620
13. An-Nahdhah Mosque
Nestled within Bishan is An-Nahdhah Mosque. It’s regarded as a new-generation mosque thanks to its modern architectural structure. The place also houses the MUIS’s Harmony Centre, a welcoming platform where non-Muslims can learn more about the Muslim Community and Islam practices.
An-Nahdhah Mosque, 9A Bishan Street 14, Singapore 579786
And there you have it, the most stunning mosques in Singapore.