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Jamae Mosque is one of the earliest mosques in Singapore and is located on South Bridge Road in the Chinatown district within the Central Area. The mosque was established in 1826. This mosque is also known as Chulia Mosque and Periya Palli (meaning the Big Mosque) among the Tamil Muslim community in Singapore. Together with its neighbour, Sri Mariamman Temple, the mosque stands out in its predominantly Chinese location. The Mosque Street that runs beside it may have been named after this mosque. Jamae Mosque's value as a historical site was recognised when it was gazetted as a national monument on 19 November 1974.
Worshippers enter the mosque through a gateway framed by two minarets topped with onion domes and a miniature four-storey palace façade. Rising out of solid bases, each minaret comprises seven levels embellished with a miniature mihrab motif and deep recesses. The palace façade sits on top of the gate, between the minarets. It also features tiny doors and cross-shaped windows.
In the mosque compound, there are a covered foyer, the main prayer hall, and the ancillary prayer hall. From the foyer, a stairway leads to the parapet from which calls to prayer would have been announced. Beyond the foyer is the ancillary prayer hall, a square airy room with arched openings in its brick walls. Timber fanlights and bars decorate each opening, as do patterned Chinese green glazed tiles. Inside the ancillary hall is the main prayer hall. Also a square airy room, it is supported by two rows of Tuscan columns with elaborate mouldings. This uniqueness of Jamae Mosque made it a well-photographed landmark that may be seen in postcards from the 19th century to the present day.
You can go to the Jamae Mosque by riding your vehicle or by taxi. You can go there via different routes based on your preference routes. Also, if you want to go here by booking a taxi, you tell and give the instructions to the Singaporean taxi drivers. They will bring you to the place that you want.
You can go to the Jamae Mosque by bus. There are several bus travels around this place. You can buy the ticket from your preferred place to the Opp Sri Mariamman Temple Bus Station or Opp Hong Lim Cplx. So, you can buy the tickets with your preferred date and time.
You also can go to the Jamae Mosque by MRT train which is the most popular transportation in Singapore. This place is linked to the nearest MRT Station that is the Chinatown Station on the North East Line and Downtown Line of Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system. From there, you can take the bus or walk around 5-minute before arriving at this place.
Chinatown is a place that has its colourful Peranakan shop-houses and a handful of historical attractions, makes for a pleasant stroll. It is divided into four main districts, namely Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh, but the centre of activities revolves around Smith and Pagoda Streets. If you came from the Chinatown MRT Station, it would bring you to the doorstep of Pagoda Street. Chinatown offers a lot more than just the restored shops and ethnic places of worship. It’s a heaven for hawker food lovers. There is also a good mix of hotels here, from heritage shop-house hotels to five-star luxury boutique accommodation.
Chinatown's maze of narrow roads includes Chinatown Food Street, with its restaurants serving traditional fares like Hainanese chicken rice, noodles and satay. Souvenir shops and indie boutiques dot the area, offering clothes, crafts and antiques, while Club Street is full of trendy wine bars.
The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. It is located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district; the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, in the city-state. Due to its architectural and historical significance, this temple has been gazetted on 6th July 1973 by the Preservation of Monuments Board as National Monument. Besides, it is one of the tourist attractions in Singapore. Sri Mariamman Temple is managed by the Hindu Endowments Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports of Singapore.
There is three generations old family run business of Oriental antiques, arts and craft in Singapore. The example of trading collectables available here is from porcelains, wood, jades, paintings, calligraphy and also Yixing teapots. Also, this place also has Organised Talks, auctions and exhibitions in the small 5000 sqft, situated in the heart of Singapore Chinatown. This place has become one of the must place to go when you are in Chinatown. You can buy some from here and bring back home as a souvenir to your beloved ones. This place also offers affordable price for each of them.
Porcelain Hotel by JL Asia is one of the popular accommodation for business and leisure travellers to enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends. Featuring complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort, beauty and hair salon for the incoming guest to this place, gift shop nearby the hotel and other services include laundry and housekeeping. The hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms fitted with air conditioning, cable television, desk, mini bar, television and additional features in every room.
Guests can also opt for Royal Hostel Singapore when visiting this place to rest and overnight. This hotel is located in Chinatown, Singapore and less than 7-minute from the Jamae Mosque. This hotel features rooms furnished with free Wi-Fi, shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. For the comfort and convenience of guests, there are facilities and services offered such as beauty salon, laundry, multilingual staff front desk to assist you and grocery nearby are available at this hotel.