Wednesday, September 10, 2008

two kampong mosques





these two kampong mosques have a few things in common. they are the old style mosques built to serve the kampong folks living around it. in both cases, the residents have been resettled and have moved out of the respective areas for sometime already but the mosques continue to serve the people. both mosques are nearly 50 years old; the one at jalan mempurong - masjid petempatan melayu sembawang - is about 48 years old and the other is 46 years old. both mosques have undergone upgrading. the sembawang mosque was upgraded recently and it has been designated a national heritage site. the other mosque, built in 1962, was rebuilt in 1999.

quiz questions:

where is this second mosque? jalan ibadat, off choa chu kang road; opposite keat hong camp

what is its name? al' firdaus mosque

11 comments:

Lam Chun See said...

Margaret Drive - Tanglin Halt Junction? Don't give ans yet. Let a few more peopl try first.

Lam Chun See said...

I think my ans above is wrong becos I don't see any tall buildings. Could it be the one near my house at Jalan Haji Alias? I don't think so. Give up!

Lam Chun See said...

Ah .. I think I know. It's near Labrador Park You like to go to parks right?

yg said...

clue: it is opposite an army camp

Icemoon said...

I cheated and found out the answer. Luckily the banner is on the fence, haha.

Hmm, I wonder did yg take that photo after checking out the sentul fruit ....

yg said...

chun see, you are answering victor's quiz or mine? if you go to labrador park, you may find the answer to one of victor's questions.

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi yg, I have not seen it before. I checked the Net using clues you gave. Is this the mosque? http://www.mosque.org.sg/alfirdaus/index.html

Lam Chun See said...

I no idea about Victor's questions.

yg said...

i had expected peter,the expert of old stuff, to give us the answer straight away because the mosque is located opposite hong kah camp, next to tengah air base, a place that he has mentioned a few times in the blog.

yes, it is the al'firdaus mosque at jalan ibadat, off choa chu kang road.

Icemoon said...

You mean the new Keat Hong Camp, I suppose.

yg said...

yes, thanks for the correction, icemoon.