The Masjid Sultan can be found presiding over the Arab Quarter at the end of Bussorah Street, one of the most picturesque streets in Singapore. This mosque with its huge golden dome and four minarets, is the largest and most stunning mosque in town and forms the heart of Muslim Singapore. It can accommodate 5,000 devotees in its main hall. It was built by Sultan Hussein Shah in 1824 with a $3,000 grant from the East India Company as part of the handover treaty. During the fasting period of Ramadan, food stalls are set up in the streets surrounding the mosque as devotees arrive at sundown to break the fast together.
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