A 3,500-strong Muslim congregation marked Hari Raya Haji at the En-Naeem Mosque yesterday with morning prayers and the sacrificial ritual of korban.
Joining them was Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, who greeted worshipppers and viewed the observance of korban.
Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister for Communications and Information, later distributed 3kg of korban meat and groceries to 10 needy families in the neighbourhood.
The mosque in Hougang, where 180 sheep were slaughtered, was one of the 26 participating mosques across the island involved in yesterday's korban ritual. A total of 1,867 Australian sheep and 1,583 Irish lambs were sacrificed.