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Masjid Al-Muttaqin, 2001

Masjid Al-Muttaqin, 2001

In the planning of new towns, the Housing Development Board (HDB) gives a provision of a land area of 2,500 square metres to build a mosque for towns where the number of dwelling units exceed 20,000. The land allotted for the mosque is sold to MUIS at a nominal rate. These HDB mosques make up about a quarter of the total number of mosques in Singapore. Masjid Al-Muttaqin is one of the earlier mosques built with MBF for the new town of Ang Mo Kio. Its architecture has a mix of Mughal Indian domes and contemporary designs.

Exhibition is on at the Asian Civilisations Museum till 31 December 2002. This document is part of a joint project of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore. The image and accompanying text appear here with the kind permission of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

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