The Sultan Mosque

The first Sultan Mosque was built by Sultan Hussein Shah beside his palace at Kampong Glam. It was built between 1824 and 1826. In the early 20th century, a decision was made by the Mosque’s Board of Trustees and leading Muslim figures in Singapore to build a new mosque as the old Sultan mosque was in a state of disrepair. Construction of the new mosque started in 1925 and was completed at the end of 1928. A British architect, Denis Santry was employed to design the mosque. It was estimated that the mosque cost $200,000 to build. On 14 March 1975, the Sultan Mosque was gazetted as a national monument.