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Masjid Sultan's golden domes to glow at night

Light-up part of Masjid Sultan's $4m facelift ahead of its 190th anniversary

Published on Feb 27, 2014 8:46 AM
An external glass lift will improve accessibility for elderly and disabled worshippers while maintaining an unobstructed view of the mosque from the street. About 5,000 worshippers throng the mosque for Friday prayers. -- PHOTO: MASJID SULTAN

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.

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