In Pictures: Sacred sanctuary

Tucked behind the swanky Capitol Piazza stands the Masjid al Burhani. The mosque looks nondescript from the outside but step inside and its largely austere facade gives way to a beautiful prayer hall adorned with gilded Arabic inscriptions and ornate chandeliers. Photojournalist Desmond Lim has a rare peek into the mosque that is also the seat of the Dawoodi Bohra community here.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2015, with the headline 'Sacred sanctuary'. Subscribe