Masjid Sultan's golden domes to glow at night
Light-up part of Masjid Sultan's $4m facelift ahead of its 190th anniversary
THE 189-year-old Masjid Sultan in Kampong Glam is planning to light up its two golden domes in the evenings in an effort to make it a beacon for tourists.
"This will help the masjid stand out and support the Singapore Tourism Board's efforts to promote Kampong Glam as a destination," said the chairman of the mosque's board of trustees, Mr Mohamed Patail.
The idea will form part of a previously announced $4.37 million facelift to improve accessibility for the mosque's congregation and boost the local heritage area.
Tourists will be granted access to the rooftop of the mosque's four-storey annex via a new lift - providing a panoramic view of surrounding streets and shophouses.