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First built in 1820, Masjid Omar Kampong Malacca is Singapore’s oldest mosque and place of worship. It was named after its builder, Syed Sharif Omar bin Ali Aljunied, a Yemeni-Arab merchant. Masjid Omar was a gathering point for the Malay community, as well as Muslims originating from India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It was rebuilt in 1855 and remained until the 1980s, when the present building was built.