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Bencoolen Street mosque, late 1970s : exterior



This photograph shows the original Bengkali Mosque or Masjid Bencoolen, on Bencoolen Street which was built around 1845, by Syed bin Ali Al-Junied for the Muslims who lived nearby. Loudspeakers, attached to the entrance, served to summon the faithful to prayer. Next to the mosque is the former Asia Radio Building. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_019. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd.

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