Jamae Mosque

Jamae Mosque, Singapore

Jamae Mosque
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If you’re looking for something a little different, this is the mosque to visit. The site's architectural style is eclectic, and the intricately designed palace façade features tiny doors and cross-shaped windows.
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Address
Neighborhood: Outram
How to get there
  • Telok Ayer • 5 min walk
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK156,997 contributions
This mosque is very close to the Chinatown area on the main street of South Bridge Road. Were it not for the two pagoda style towers at the front of the building, it would be a rather innocuous looking building. There’s not much to see inside because visitors are limited to walking around the corridor which is just full of information about Islam and proselytisation. So unless you’ve literally never encountered Islam, then stick to admiring the building from the outside only.
Written March 10, 2020
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SurfingWild
Bandung, Indonesia39,845 contributions
Solo
This lovely little mosque is located along South Bridge Road at the edge of Chinatown and just walking distance to Chinatown's many sights. It was built between 1830 and 1835 with an Indian-Muslim style entrance.

When I visited the mosque there was nobody around at the entrance, but just inside I found a lot of information on notices placed here and there. To enter the mosque one has to remove one's shoes and socks and as I was wearing shorts I found a glass wardrobe offering long gowns to wear free of charge for entering the interior parts of the mosque.

The mosque has a very relaxed feeling since it doesn't feel very grand like some other mosques and i enjoyed wandering around inside.
Written June 7, 2019
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fire-tower
1,717 contributions
Family
Masjid Jamae was established in 1826 and is also known as Chulia Mosque. Interestingly, the same street where the mosque is also home to a Hindu temple and a Buddhist temple, starting with Masjid Jamae.

Tourists are allowed to visit the mosque, and footwear are to be left outside the mosque. Ladies are expected to be dressed appropriately, and should your attire be deemed not appropriate, there are robes available (at no charge) for you to be covered up.

You basically enter the mosque through a arched gateway on top of which 2 minarets stands. You are allowed to enter the prayer area, although not the carpeted area where the Muslims worshippers pray. It is said that the mosque is aligned to Mecca
Written June 1, 2015
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,336 contributions
Couples
When visiting Chinatown you can stop by and make a quick visit to the Jamae Mosque which is interestingly located on South Bridge Road just very near to the Sri Marimman Hindu temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. This is a very good example of the religious and cultural tolerances that can be found in Singapore with people of different faiths living and coexisting in great harmony with one another.

The Mosque itself is quite small and can visited in a short amount of time. It is nice to see but not as impressive or memorable as other mosques you may have visited elsewhere. It is also less of an impact visit compared to the nearby Hindu and Buddhist temples which are found on the same street. As such, if you are short on time while in Chinatown, we might suggest targeting the others first but if time permits, a visit the Jamae Mosque as well.

If you are particularly interested in visiting mosques during your time in Singapore, you might also want to make your way to Arab Street in the Bugis District to find the very large and impressive Sultan Mosque.
Written April 7, 2013
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,280 contributions
Solo
I stayed at Chinatown and I happen to passed by this mosque by chance on the way to the hostel. Since I am not a Muslim I just enjoyed watching the building and two minarets from a distance. It is only in Singapore Chinatown where you can find a Muslim mosque, a Hindu Temple and a Buddhist Temple located in close proximity and all these places of worship are visited by devotees.
Written June 28, 2015
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RetiredBritz
United Kingdom289 contributions
Couples
We visited the 'Green Mosque' when walking around Chinatown, and were very glad that we did. The young man on reception was very welcoming and gave us an unexpected tour of the mosque, and provided a really good insight into the Muslim faith and practices. We learned a great deal and found our visit fascinating. He also gave us a free copy of The Qu'ran (in English) and another book that explained the similaries and differences between Islam and Christianity, after we expressed an interest to read more ... there were so many aspects of the faith that struck a chord with us, and we wanted to learn more. There are cloaks readily available if you turn up in shorts and/or with bare arms.
Written February 15, 2017
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Glenda R
Merthyr Tydfil461 contributions
Couples
Another must see on your visit to chinatown. One of the earliest mosques in Singapore dating back to 1826. I brought my own headscarf and made sure I wore long trousers and top that covered my shoulders as a matter of respect, but they can give you clothes to cover up if you arrive dressed inappropriately. A man greeted us when we arrived and showed us around giving us a brief history of the temple. It is very small and you only need a short visit. Free to get in but there is a donation box if you wish to donate. The man showing us around gave out an aura of peace, tolerance and genuinely wanted us to understand this is the basis of muslim followers. lovely interesting visit.
Written April 2, 2013
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Borisbear
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
From the outside, you would not really want to enter this rather plain looking building. I was lucky. Someone invited me in and treated me to a talk about its history and then asked if I had questions on Islam. My appreciation of my visit was based on his friendliness and charm, matched by a non intrusive offer to talk about religion. It was that gentleness and friendliness that made the visit worthwhile.
Written January 13, 2013
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,226 contributions
This is Muslim Mosque in Chinatown area. While we were not able to go inside, we enjoyed the exterior. What is so interesting is this is just down the street from a Hindu Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Three religions next to each other.
Written October 11, 2020
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SLWS1
Cypress, TX1,125 contributions
This mosque, also known as The Green Mosque, is one of the oldest in Singapore. An interesting thing about the area is that there is this Muslim mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple, and a Christian church within blocks of each other. People who worship at all of them live and work in the area and co-exist without conflict according to a native with whom we spoke. You may not enter during worship times, otherwise tourists are welcome assuming they put the appropriate coverings on (which are provided at the door and may be returned when leaving).
Written April 10, 2018
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