SINGAPORE - More than three decades after it was built, Al-Muttaqin Mosque is undergoing a $3.5 million upgrading programe to revitalise its ageing infrastructure.
The centre of worship in Ang Mo Kio was the fifth mosque completed under the Mosque Building Fund Scheme Phase I.
It was officially opened on Sept 21, 1980, by the late Mr Rahmat Kenap, who was Member of Parliament for Geylang Serai.
The mosque's executive chairman Paiman Supangat said that a large part of the mosque infrastructure was in need of major repairs to continue to meet the growing expectations of the congregants.
The upgrading works will create a larger prayer space which can accommodate about 4,000 congregants - up from the current 3,500.
It will also have handicap-friendly facilities, refurbished classrooms and new multi-purpose areas.
To complete the upgrading works, the mosque still needs to raise about $1.2 million.
Come Aug 31, the mosque will organise a charity golf tournament at Orchid Country Club. Funds raised at the event will go towards the upgrading works.
Mr Paiman is appealing for donors to support the event.
"The mosque welcomes donations, prize sponsors and participants for the charity golf tournament," he added
For more information, contact Mr Subandi Somo at 9633-3250 or visit bh.sg/golf.