The Worlds Most Magnificent Mosques
Sultan Mosque Singapore
The British statesman Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, funded the original construction of this iconic mosque with a S$3000 grant in 1824. As the islands Muslim community grew, the number of worshippers increased and by the time the mosque celebrated its centenary it was in need of expansion. In keeping with Singapores diversity the new plans mixed classical Moorish, Turkish and Persian themes, topped off with an ornate golden dome that crowns the 5000 capacity prayer hall.