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Mosque Street, Chinatown, Singapore

Mosque Street (Chinese: 摩士街; Lebuh Masjid) is a one-way street located in Chinatown within the Outram Planning Area in Singapore. The road links South Bridge Road to New Bridge Road.

Etymology and history[]

Mosque Street is named after the Jamae Mosque, referred to by Muslims as Masjid Jamae (Chulia), located on the South Bridge Road end of the street. The mosque was built in 1830 by the Chulia Muslims from the Coromandel Coast in India.

Mosque Street was the site of ten stables.

This street is known as kit leng bio piⁿ in Hokkien, which means "beside the Indian temple", referring to the Sri Mariamman Temple along South Bridge Road.

References[]

  • Victor R. Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern University Press, Template:ISBN
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