03 October 2015
Geylang is better known as Singapore’s red-light district.
But the neighbourhood also draws devotees of various religions to the numerous places of worship dotting the area.
The Khadijah Mosque at 583 Geylang Road, one of the oldest mosques in Singapore, can draw an 800-strong congregation, made up of locals and foreign workers, each week.
Ustaz Dr Mohamed Ali, a member of the Khadijah Mosque management board, says: “It’s an interesting neighbourhood. We have many Chinese clans and temples in the area and they are good neighbours.”
… Over the years, the soft, marine clay foundation started affecting the building structure, which made the mosque unstable and tilt a little, says Dr Mohamed, who is also an assistant professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University.
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Last updated on 13/11/2015