Sultan Mosque

Coordinates: 1°18′08″N 103°51′32″E / 1.3022°N 103.8590°E / 1.3022; 103.8590
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Sultan Mosque
Masjid Sultan
مسجد سلطان
Sultan Mosque in 2023 Map
Branch/traditionSunni Islam
Location3 Muscat Street
Singapore 198833
Sultan Mosque is located in Singapore
Sultan Mosque
Location in Singapore
Geographic coordinates1°18′08″N 103°51′32″E / 1.3022°N 103.8590°E / 1.3022; 103.8590
Architect(s)Denis Santry
StyleIndo-Saracenic style
Date established1924
Construction costS$200,000
Designated as NHL
Designated8 March 1975
Reference no.14

Sultan Mosque or Masjid Sultan is a mosque located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road within the Kampong Glam precinct of the district of Rochor in Singapore. It was named after Sultan Hussain Shah. The mosque was inaugurated on 27 December 1936. In 1975, it was designated a national monument.[1]


The mosque was two-thirds complete and was formally opened on 27 December 1929.[2] The mosque was fully completed in 1932.[3]

The first known installation of a microphone–loudspeaker set occurred in 1936 in the mosque; it was reported that the summons to prayer could 'carry more than a mile'. Some mosque attendees were sceptical of the new electric system, however most believed it was necessary to empower the muezzin's voice to transcend a modern city's noises.[4]

The Sultan Mosque has stayed essentially unchanged since it was built, with only repairs carried out to the main hall in 1968 and an annex added in 1993. It was gazetted as a national monument on 8 March 1975.

The mosque is managed by its own board of trustees and management board.


The mosque is accessible from Bugis MRT station and Jalan Besar MRT station.

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  1. ^ "Sultan Mosque". Roots. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "New Sultan Mosque at Kampong Glam". Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  3. ^ "Matters of Muslim Interest". Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  4. ^ Winters, Bryan (2015). The Bishop, the Mullah, and the Smartphone: The Journey of Two Religions into the Digital Age. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 318. ISBN 9781498217934. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  • National Heritage Board (2002), Singapore's 100 Historic Places, Archipelago Press, ISBN 981-4068-23-3

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