Proposed extension at Malabar Mosque could affect unidentified graves in Jalan Kubor - Singapore's oldest Muslim graveyard

The Masjid Malabar Mosque falls under the second phase of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore's Mosque Upgrading Programme.
The Masjid Malabar Mosque falls under the second phase of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore's Mosque Upgrading Programme.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A proposed new annexe for a mosque in Victoria Street might result in the exhumation of around 10 to 15 unidentified graves from Singapore's oldest Muslim graveyard - Jalan Kubor - that houses remains of royalty and luminaries from early Singapore.

The mosque, the Masjid Malabar, falls under the second phase of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore's (Muis) Mosque Upgrading Programme, which rejuvenates mosques and expands prayer spaces.

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