• Stockholm Stockholm
    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
    6 islands in the South Seas
  • some image Tokyo Tour
    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
  • Skyline Hong Kong
    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
  • some image Fashion shopping in Tokyo
    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
  • Sydney Opera Australia
    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
  • Yakushima Yakushima
    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
  • Ishigaki Lighthouse Ishigaki
    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
  • Cosplayer Comiket
    The Biggest Cosplay Event
  • Cherry Tree Blossom Hanami (花見)
    Sakura by the skyscrapers
  • Hiroshima bomb time Hiroshima
    The Bomb & Miyajima
  • top of mount fuji guide to climb Japan
    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
    Ciervos nadando en lagos de roca
  • Formentera House Formentera
    Mediterranean Sun

7.3.16

Singapore - Sultan mosque

Sultan Mosque, Singapore

After signing an agreement with Sir Raffles that made it possible for the British East India Company to use Singapore as trading post, the Sultan Hussein Shah of Johor decided to build a mosque next to his palace, and asked the East India Company to pay for it. It was a small gift in return for secured access and control over such a key trading harbour, I suppose. And that's how Masjid Sultan or Sultan Mosque [مسجد سلطان] that you see at my back was built, remaining unchanged since then.

The interior of the mosque is not as exciting as the environment where you can sample muslim food, perfumes and fashion. Walk two blocks and find the coolest shopping or walk four and explore the indian side of the city. Together with the temples in Little India, the streets in between and the mosque, are the big surprise Singapore was keeping for me. 

Sultan Mosque, Singapore

When someone hears Singapore, the first thing that comes to mind are skyscrapers, finance, malls, Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion. All countries are victims of stereotypes and in the distance, Singapore is a very modern city with a huge international presence in the financial scene of South East Asia. While on site, Singapore unveils a multicultural heritage comparable to that of Malaysia - minus the quota system of course. This diversity, blended with the uber modern environment, is one of the most attractive features and reasons to stop by.
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