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Tranquerah Mosque (built 1748 onwards)

The Tranquerah Mosque (also known as the Terengkera Mosque) is a Sumatran-style building with a three-tiered wooden roof. It is one of the few mosques with a pagoda instead of a minaret. Alongside it is the tomb of Sultan Hussain Shah, the ruler of the territories of Johore and Singapore in the early 19th century. Sultan Hussain Shah is famous (or perhaps infamous) for agreeing to sell Singapore to Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819.

The pagoda-shaped minaret was inspired by octagonal pagodas commonly found in southern China. It was originally built of wood but was reconstructed with concrete in 1890.


The approximate location of the mosque is 2.204036' N, 102.232006' E (WGS 84 map datum).


All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone

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robat posted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:33 pm:

Sold Singapore to the Brit? I doubt, he was cheated into "selling" perhaps!!! History had shown that the white colonials are greedy and full of treachery!

ferdinad posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:15 am:

" melaka hidden"

vinod posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:12 am:

cool info!!!