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Masjid Abdul Gafoor

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Address: 41 Dunlop St, Singapore 209369, Singapore
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The only one of its kind in the Islamic world, the first thing you’ll...

The only one of its kind in the Islamic world, the first thing you’ll notice is the sundial decorating the main entrance, which has 25 rays decorated with Arabic calligraphy denoting the names of 25 chosen prophets.

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It's a nice mosque to visit, if you're in Singapore. You may borrow the propriate clothes there to have your body covered while comming in. They also offer a lot of free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It's a nice mosque to visit, if you're in Singapore. You may borrow the propriate clothes there to have your body covered while comming in. They also offer a lot of free literature and leaflets about Islam and their culture, if that's of your interest.

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Abdul Gafoor Mosque is one of the most important mosques in Singapore. The mosque on this site was originally a wooden building with tiled roof, called Masjid Al Abrar, which was built in 1846 to service the local Islamic Indian community who had settled and traded in the Kampong Kapar district. In 1907 work on the construction of Masjid Abdul... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A building of surpassing beauty and interest. Well worth a visit (in Little India, near Rochor Metro stop).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

It's about a 10 minute walk of you arrive at Little India or Bugis MRT. And it takes around 10 minutes to see it. Be prepared to take shoes off and ladies no skirts above the knee or bare backs. Robes are provided. Architecture is great, a striking contrast to most of Little India area. If you're nearby it's worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Chanced upon the mosque in the evening all lit up. What a treat, just loved it here. Very welcoming signage and lots of activity.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

This small mosque is worth a stop as you explore Little India. Despite having visited Little India on many occasions over the years, today was the first time I've actually noticed this mosque, and also the first time I've been inside. There's nothing particularly special to see inside (so you don't really miss out on anything if you don't feel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Never went inside but the building is very pretty and worth a photo if you are in Little India Campbell Lane area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I didn't go inside this mosque because I was in a hurry, but the outside architecture was very interesting. Lovely yellow and green combination! It is worth a visit if you're in Little India.

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Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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