Masjid Sultan is the Malay name for the Sultan Mosque in the Kampong Glam district.
The original mosque was constructed from 1824 to 1826 by Sultan Hussain with funds solicited from the East India Company. But it became too small when Singapore became a centre for Islamic commerce, culture and art in the early 1900s.
In 1924, the year of the mosque’s centenary, the trustees approved a plan to erect a new mosque. The old mosque had by then also fallen into a state of disrepair. The new mosque was completed after four years in 1928 – and it still stands today.
That’s me, back in 1994 in the same spot: I’ve changed more than the mosque has!