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Masjid Malabar, 2001

Masjid Malabar, 2001

At the mention of the word 'mosque', shining gold domes and towering minarets come to mind. Masjid Malabar is one such mosque, built in 1918 by Singapore's Indian Muslim community from the Malabar Coast. Its blue-tiled exterior walls are reminiscent of the dazzling the patterns found on mosques of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The tiles were added to the exterior of the mosque building during its 1990 renovation.

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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