Masjid Abdul Gafoor

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Masjid Abdul Gafoor, a Victorian Gem
This frilly century-old mosque with an interesting mix of Victorian and Arab architecture, is straight out of a Disney fairytale with its Corinthian columns, Doric pilasters, cinquefoil arches and painted glass cupolas. A hexagonal tower is capped with the classic onion dome, and ringed by minarets like candles on a cake. When the green-and-cream-coloured mosque was built, the neighborhood was called Kampong Kapor, or “village of lime,” due to nearby lime pits supporting the brick-making trade. The staff at the mosque are very welcoming and friendly to visitors who want to have a look around and they lone out robes for anyone wearing short skirts or pants and/or skimpy tops, as its considered respectful to dress modestly to enter a mosque.
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41 Dunlop St, Abdul Gaffoor Mosque, Singapore 209369
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