A nght view of Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam was land set aside for Sultan Hussein Mohammed Shah of Johore and about 600 of his family members in 1823, after he signed the treaty ceding Singapore to the East India Company. The area was strongly influenced by the presence the early Arab migrants and marked by two landmarks - the St John Ambulance headquarters seen on the left of the picture and the Hajjah Fatimah Mosque on the right.