Wednesday, April 14, 2010

where was keramat habib ismail?





i have blogged about keramat habib noh located at palmer road, near the former singapore polytechnic. do you know that there was another keramat, bearing also the name of habib, located at upper bukit timah road, diagonally opposite the ford motor museum.

just before construction work started on the downtown line 2, i still saw evidence of faithfuls visiting the keramat. a new piece of yellow cloth was wrapped around the stone. wonder where they have moved it to.

a much frequented keramat which is said to be most potent in helping couple who desire children, or who have young children in poor health. syed ismail is described as an arab of great piety, who died about eighty years ago.

'singapore guide and street directory, 1969'

9 comments:

peter said...

i thot couples head for penang to pray before that 6" gun in georgetown for same result?

yg said...

peter, you are sure it is 6-inch gun? that's the one people keep between their trousers' pockets. maybe, it is a large gun (cannon) with a barrel measuring 6 inches in diameter.

peter said...

in military term, 6" = diameter not length aiyah u!!!!!

kiatsan said...

I also seen this keramat habib ismail before quite some time ago at Upper Bukit Timah Road before Downtown line commence.

I am also curious to know where it is shifted to.

Nisha said...

The keramat is now re-located to lim chu kang muslim cemetry.

yg said...

nisha, thanks for the info. i shall visit choa chu kang muslim cemetery to look for it.

Anonymous said...

The muslim cemetery is so big.. Which area? Anybody knows where the
other keramats (eg. Keramat Panjang, Changi Rd, Kallang etc)have gone to? Curious..

dk said...

Did anyone eventually visited the new location?

Anonymous said...

Yes.I knew all the location of the keramat