Kampong Holland Mosque: Four things you might not have known about it

(From left) Muis chief executive Haji Abdul Razak Maricar, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, mosque chairman Haji Shamsudin Sadan, and Mufti of Singapore Mohamed Fatris Bakaram. -- ST
(From left) Muis chief executive Haji Abdul Razak Maricar, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, mosque chairman Haji Shamsudin Sadan, and Mufti of Singapore Mohamed Fatris Bakaram. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Kampong Holland Mosque held its last Friday prayers yesterday. The Mujahidin Mosque, just 1.5km away, is expected to absorb most of its congregants. It is moving because of redevelopment plans for the Holland Village area.

Here are four things you might not have known about the mosque:

1. It has served the Muslim community in Holland Village since 1974

2. The mosque, which is only slightly bigger than a five-room flat, hosts almost 500 congregants during Friday prayers

3. Its lease was to expire on Dec 31, 2013, but it managed to get a four-month extension till this month

4. Mosque chairman Shamsudin Sadan, a retired army captain, was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's regimental sergeant major from his officer cadet days.

Register here to get free digital access to The Straits Times until Aug 9, 2015.
Comments