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Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Singapore
(3.9/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Masjid Abdul Gaffoor for Abdul Gaffoor Mosque; is a mosque in Singapore. It is located at Dunlop Street in the Rochor Planning Area, within Little India off Jalan Besar.The mosque was constructed in 1907, and major restoration of the building was completed in 2003. The mosque is currently owned by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura .The mosque is also known by the following variant names: Abdul Gafoor Mosque, Abdul Gafor Mosque, Abdul Gaffor Mosque, Abdul Gaphore Mosque, Abdul Gapore Mosque, Dunlop Street Mosque and Indian Mosque.HistoryMasjid Abdul Gaffoor is located in the area known as Kampong Kapor, which was an active business hub for Indian merchants and for those who worked at the old race course at Farrer Park. The mosque on this site was originally a building with timber partitions and a tiled roof known as Masjid Al-Abrar, built in 1846 to serve the religious needs of the South Indian Muslim merchants and Baweanese syces and horse trainers residing in Kampong Kapor.In 1881, a deed of assignment dated 14 November 1881 created the Dunlop Street Mosque Endowment or wakaf. The two trustees were Ismail Mansor and Shaik Abdul Gaffoor bin Shaik Hydert. Abdul Gaffoor was chief clerk at a legal firm. The wakaf was created for the building of a mosque for the Muslim community in Singapore. The deed of assignment also placed in trust several other properties including a Muslim burial ground and a house in Race Course Road. The burial ground was closed in 1921.
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  • Close to the hotel, visit partly walk on foot. Enter from the entrance side and even non-believers like in out freedom, acceptance of tourists also seemed ready. Was just after the rain, take off your shoes in the environment, as was forward, but partly because the only exterior with views of surrounding. Unlike Hindu temples and calm tone, has been with the building of a simple design.
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  • Was near the hotel where we stayed, so I went. At the entrance, visitors are welcome! Of a visitor center signs and go around the perimeter, because first of all come so far! Of such things are written. However, if hesitant, followers of kotchikotchi suddenly sitting with at the entrance of the mosque told me. (And I think) inside the Mosque but also beautiful with a green and white, and very relaxed atmosphere. When entering, take off shoes and socks that go.
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  • Wonderful place for those who are interested in religious places and muslim ones in particular. I highly recommend you to go inside even if you are not of muslim religion. 
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  • The mosque was constructed in 1907. Named after Sheikh Abdul Gafoor. Great architecture and fully air-conditioned.
  • they provide free tour guide and thorough introduction of the religion to tourists
  • Comfort mosque very near from Sim Lim Square
  • Alhamdulillah!
  • Nice Masjid.