This 1968 photograph shows the close-up view of the minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, on Java Road. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. The minaret has a unique design that reflects the shape of a church's spire. It tilts six degrees towards the mosque's dome and thus has gained fame as Singapore's "leaning tower". Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.