In 1927, the Malabar Association was established in Malabar, Kerala, India, to take care of their communities, mainly consisting of textile and jewelry workers. The foundation stone of the mosque was built in 1956, but lack of funds, so it took 17 years to build the mosque. Shortly after the completion of the mosque, green and white tiles replaced paint on the exterior walls because of the development of the surrounding area.
This small and pretty mosque is covered in blue tiles. It’s at the corner of a large road junction, but overlooked by tourists and visitors in favour of the nearby Sultan Mosque, which is more spectacular. Actually this area of Singapore is rich in interesting cultural and historic sights, and it’s worth wandering the back streets a little, from the Sultan Mosque, to find the Malabar Mosque.
This is a friendly and welcoming little mosque a couple blocks off the main action.
The rare blue mosque is the only Malaba mosque in Singapore.