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Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, Singapore

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Religious Site
Masjid Hajjah Fatimah is a mosque located along Beach Road in the Kampong Glam district within the Kallang Planning Area in Singapore. The mosque was completed in 1846. The mosque represented a mix of local Islamic and European architecture, having been designed by colonial architect John Turnbull Thomson. The mosque was named after a lady of the same name, who was a wealthy donor to the building.HistoryNamed after an aristocratic Malay woman, Masjid Hajjah Fatimah was built in 1845–1846. The mosque was built on the site of Hajjah Fatimah's former house at Java Road. In the late 1830s, this house was broken into twice and, on the second occasion,it was set on fire.Hajjah Fatimah, who was away when the arson attack occurred, was so relieved to have been spared any injury that she designated the land for a mosque. Since then, most of the buildings at Java Road apart from the mosque have been bulldozed to make way for modern high-rise flats.Hajjah Fatimah was an intrepid businesswoman, exceptional for her time. Born into a wealthy Malaccan family, she married a Bugis prince from Celebes who ran a trading post in Singapore. The marriage did not last long, however; he died while she was a young woman. Undaunted, she singlehandedly carried on his business, acquiring numerous vessels which she used to amass a large fortune.
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  • My husband & I was looking for a place to pray, after eating Sup Tulang Merah at Hj Kadir (Golden Mile foodcourt). We were directed by Hj Kadir's worker to the 'mosque beside the foodcourt'. Lo & Beho...  more »
  • Masjid Hajjah Fatima is a lovely piece of architecture and one of the must see Mosques in Singapore. We had a lovely walk of Singapore taking a look at all the temples and mosques we could find - we r...  more »
  • Interesting mosque near Kampong Glam. We were able to visit between prayer time. Has a minaret which slops (like the learning tower of Pisa). Very interesting.  more »
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  • One of Singapore's historic mosque. It's next to Kampong Glam C.C and Golden Mile Food Centre.
  • Alhamdulillah, theres a worship (Mosque) in this busy city. This is the historic mosque in Singapore. Been here to rest from the busiest day.
  • Nice and well-kept masjid a stone's throw away from the popular Beach Road food centre.
  • Old and comparatively small masjid but well-kept. Nice peaceful place within a busy city.
  • I love mosques so much