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Masjid Sultan in Arab Street

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 0 Comments

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Masjid Sultan in Arab Street

If you’re living in a multi-cultural city such as Singapore, one way to get into the core of their lifestyles, and maybe even their ways, is to be immersed in their faith. Of course the easiest and well-accepted way to do is to pay homage to their places of worship.

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When we speak of Islam faith, the Masjid Sultan is one of the most important places of worship in this country. It’s worth the visit. This is the largest mosque in Singapore, and for a place as solemn as this, you’ll be surprised to find it at the heart of Kampong Glam district, where cool restaurants and people hang out together. The cresent-topped mosque looks striking, even from a far. When you come a little closer, the gold and flesh colors, together with the hums of people inside the prayer room makes it even more impressive. Despite the full crowd and festive district, the deserved veneration of the Sultan Mosque is a sure stand out.

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Don’t forget to go barefoot when you enter inside the Mosque as this is their practice. You’ll see intricate designs and lots of Muslims in prayer. Did you know that Muslims pray at least five times a day? And that they have to pray or direct their bodies in a certain direction? And that they also have such things as fasting, pilgrimage, charity, symbolisms, and animal sacrifice? So many ways, so many things to learn. It’s a learning experience that is both informative and inspiring.

Just like how traveling is supposed to change you in ways more than one, visiting the Masjid Sultan is not just for the sheer passion admiration of the religious culture and structure. It also helps you appreciate, and value the different perspectives and religious views out there. It makes you understand the value of homage and being a part of a multi-cultural world.

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 55 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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