Sultan Mosque (Singapore) Time for Worship and Clothes – How Enjoyable to Go?

Singapore is a multiethnic country with many temples belonging to various religions such as Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Today, I will introduce you to an Islamic mosque “Sultan Mosque”.

Speaking of Mosques, I have been to “Masjid Negara” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was a beautiful mosque spread all over with marble. How does this mosque in Singapore compare? I’d like to report.


The nearest MRT station is “Bugis”

The Sultan Mosque is located in the Arab quarter of Singapore. It’s just off the famous Arab Street.

シンガポールMRTブギス駅

The closest station to the MRT is Bugis (Bugis). The station doorway is an ordinary urban landscape.

シンガポールのアラブ人街

But when I walk around the station, I see many women wearing hijabs. As was the case with Little India, the area around the station has been thoroughly converted into a hometown.

シンガポールの裏通り

A step from the main road into the back street, you will immediately enter the deep world. It’s not unlike the buildings in Chinatown, but some old buildings remain here.

サルタン・モスクの案内板

From the Bugis exit, you can walk to the Sultan Mosque in less than five minutes. On the way, there is a signboard with Japanese written on it, so you don’t have to go wrong.

Visiting hours of the mosque

サルタン・モスクの外観

The appearance of the Sultan Mosque has become visible. There are no tall buildings around, so the golden “Onion” can be a landmark from a distance.

サルタン・モスクの建立

This mosque was built in 1928, but I feel the exterior walls are new. The building itself is not so big but small.

サルタン・モスクの入場料

Admission is free. Unlike the Suri Mariaman temple, there is no charge for photos. Visiting hours are 9:00 ~ 12:00 and 14:00 ~ 16:00, and only 14:30 ~ 16:00 on Fridays due to worship. Surprisingly, there is not much time available for the tour, so you should make sure of the time when you visit.

Should I take off my socks, too?

サルタン・モスクのメインエントランス

The Sultan Mosque is surrounded by buildings so it is a bit difficult to find the main entrance, but there is an entrance for tourists on the side not facing the roadway (southeast side).

サルタン・モスクの靴ばこ

There is a shoe box at the entrance. You need to take off your shoes even in this mosque. Maybe it’s for dust prevention, but there is consideration to put a seat.

サルタン・モスクでは靴下も脱ぐ

At first, I was going to enter with my socks on, but I saw many people taking off their socks like this, so I decided to take them off. When I actually went inside, most of the people were barefoot, but some people didn’t seem to be warned with their socks on, so I don’t know which one is correct …。

Islamic clothes are also available for men.

サルタン・モスクの貸し服

Islamic mosques are not allowed to wear revealing clothes, but almost all of them rent Islamic clothes for free. I don’t know how often they wash, but there was a person in charge here and they were kept clean.

サルタン・モスクの緑一色の服

Women’s clothes covering the front are all green. The mosques in Malaysia were all pink, so I don’t think it’s because of religious reasons.

サルタン・モスクではハーフパンツもダメ

Men who wear shorts are also subject to Islamic clothing. Unlike women’s skirts, men’s skirts have patterns! It looks a little strange and it’s cool.

View of the first floor lobby

サルタン・モスクのロビー

When you enter the entrance of Sultan Mosque, there is an area like a lobby. There is a hall to pray at the back, and there is a corridor surrounding the hall.

サルタン・モスクのシャンデリチックな装飾

The lobby was a little rich with chandelier lights and carpet. An electric bulletin board showing the date and time is placed at the top of the front. However, it was only around here that tourists could enter, so I had an impression that the area was very narrow.

サルタン・モスクで行われていた会合

By the way, there was a meeting in the lobby at that time. A man sits on the ground and surrounds a circle, and a woman sits on a chair next to him and watches.

サルタン・モスクで結婚

I don’t know what they’re talking about, but on the plate they held up to the tourists in the lobby, it said, “certificate of marriage”. Has someone special decided to get married? It was a meeting with a cheerful atmosphere, so I think there is no doubt about it. That’s a surprise.

peek into the hall

サルタン・モスクのホールを覗く

Now, beyond this lobby is a large hall for prayer, but tourists don’t enter the hall, they just look in from the front. At that time, a meeting was being held, so I couldn’t see it from the front, so I had to see it from the side entrance.

サルタン・モスクのとても広いホール礼拝堂

The hall is very spacious! It can hold up to 5000 people. There are gold decorations here and there, but it is a calm space rather than gorgeous. At this time, two people were praying.

Also, this hall on the first floor is for men only, and the second floor is for women, but tourists cannot enter.

Is the Sultan Mosque a place to enjoy?

サルタン・モスクの礼拝時間と服装

I tried visiting the Islamic mosque “Sultan Mosque” in Singapore, but the space for sightseeing is quite limited, which doesn’t seem to be enough for a tourist attraction …。 In order to experience a bigger and gorgeous mosque, I might have to go to the Islamic country.

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