218 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767
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Chinatown MRT Station
Jamae mosque was built by the Chulia community who came from the Coromandal Coast of Southern India. It its also known as Masjid Chulia and Masjid Kling. Although it has been in existence since 1827, its present form came about slightly later, sometime between 1830 and 1835. It is a wakaf mosque, which means that it was built on donated land that was placed in trust for the Muslim community in perpetuity.
The mosque is built to face Mecca, and as such out of alignment with the street grid. The architecture is a blend of the East and West. While the front gate is typically South Indian, the foyer, main prayer hall, ancillary prayer hall and shrine feature neoclassical elements - inspired by the style of Singapore's most esteemed colonial architect, George Drumgoole Colemen. The architect also design some of Singapore's most well-known buildings, such as the Armenian Church and the old Parliament House with its Annex building.