Al-Abrar Mosque
Al-Abrar Mosque
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada796 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While exploring Singapore Chinatown we came across this interesting mosque nestled between storefronts. You could have walked past it, if not for the fact I read the historical marker on the building. You can hardly see the dome and minarets from across the street and you would only have a partial view of it from a distance. So even though we could not access the interior of the place of worship, it was interesting to note that it is one of Singapore's oldest mosque established by the Tamil community in 1827. Apparently there has been extensive renovations through the decades and it is designated a national monument in 1974. Even though we could not view the interior complex, it it interesting to note that this mosque existed in the middle of Chinatown for nearly two hundred years.
Written March 21, 2020
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan501 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This historical mosque is situated not far away from the MRT station Telok Ayer. The ambience is not crowded and noisy.
Written October 14, 2022
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Ade
Singapore, Singapore214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore. If you are in Telok Ayer area, this is the nearest mosque around. It is a Chulia mosque so the Friday sermon is mostly done in Tamil. The building is small though. You need to arrive at least 30 minutes before the prayer time on Friday if you want to get a spot inside the mosque.
Written November 8, 2018
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4,410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
The nearest mosque to my office and I am pleasantly surprised to know some background history of this mosque.

It was built by the Indian Muslim community back in 1827, not long after the Brits took control of Singapore. Even until now the Muslim Tamil community still manages the mosque under the auspices of MUIS and this can be evidenced by amongst others the Tamil language being the language spoken for religious talks while Friday sermons are relayed in Arabic.

The mosque isn't huge and can accommodate perhaps 300 worshippers at any one time.

While the external facade of the mosque has been upgraded and looks almost indistinguishable from other commercial properties along the street, certain architectural features in the interior shows its history like internal arches in the main hall and wooden railing on the 1st/mezzanine floor.
Written January 20, 2023
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a busy mosque popular with office workers. On Fridays in particular it is packed with people for midday prayers, extending out onto the sidewalk. There's not much to see inside but the exterior facade is attractive enough.
Written January 14, 2015
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,908 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
'The original was a wodden thatched hit buiolt in 1927 by Tamil Immigrants from Southern India nd later replaced by the current brick building between 1850 and 1955.Inside is one large prayer room and the building covers the area of three shophouses and fortunately the grid facesMecca.. One of the more plain and modest mosques around but an iinteresting part of Taylek Ayer Street.
Written March 19, 2019
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Alexey I
30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
Unlike Abdul Gafoor Mosque, Al-Arab one is not so impressive. If your schedule in Singapore is tight you won't miss a lot if you skip this mosque.
Written October 9, 2016
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Bella R
Perth, Australia144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
We stumbled across this mosque while exploring Chinatown. The two young men who were there to tell you about the mosque were so welcoming and a real pleasure to spend time with. The mosque is only tiny and understated by comparison to Abdul Gafoor Mosque in Kampong Glam ( however, that is also well worth a visit, again with welcoming and informative people to talk to) The man we spoke to at Al-Abrar Mosque was so helpful and knowledgeable in answering all our questions and took time to explain the interrelation between Muslim religion and Christianity. Just a really lovely experience.
Written April 25, 2016
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BrianTaylor9
Singapore, Singapore940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's very busy here on Fridays especially recently as the mosque at UOB is under renovation and many of the people who went there now come here. Expect the usual crowd of people.
Written March 21, 2015
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SkyKing23
Bowie, MD152 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
Probably not worth going to unless you are already in the area. I'd devote you time to larger mosques and buildings.
Written August 27, 2014
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