Welcome to Nagore DargahIndian Muslim Heritage Centre Singapore
This presentation briefs you the history of this building
History The 180 years old National Monument wasconstructed by the first immigrants fromthe coromandel coast in Tamil Nadu, South India.They are identified as the Chulia Muslims in Singapore.
HistoryNagore Dargah is located at 140 Telok Ayer street. The National Monument will nowfeature as the Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre, a showcase of the uniquestories of the Indian Muslims in Singapore.
Who Built it? It was built between 1827 and 1830, byChulia Tamil Muslims from the CoromandelCoast of India. It is one of the earliest religious monuments in Singapore.It was gazetted as a National Monument bythe Preservation Board of Singapore on 29 November 1974
What does it illustrate? It Illustrates the stories of IndianMuslims, the memories relating to theirimmigration and travel to Singapore fromIndia and other significant events from that period to the present.
Who are Indian Muslims? Muslims who trace their ancestry to the Indian subcontinent are referred to as Indian Muslims. They were part of a whole line of coastal communities from Africa to East Asiainvolved in shipbuilding, trade of goods and transmission of cultures, languages and
How did the Indian Muslims contribute to Singapore? The Indian Muslims have contact withSingapore for more than 200 years. They haveestablished lot of businesses in Singapore like Levi stock, Gemstone, Textiles, Stationary, Ship building, Restaurants, Perfumes and Money changing
How did the Indian Muslims contribute to Singapore?They has worked under the British colonialpowers as Lawyers, Judges, Army Officers,Police Officers and Labourers. With these ways they have contributed much to this nation.
the famous merchants of Singapore The Indian ocean proved ideal for sailing and trading with other countries. Peoplefrom the Coromandel coast and Malabar coastof India came to Singapore for trade. They were called the Chulia and Malabari Merchants respectively.
How did they set up their trade in Singapore?British Trading post in Singapore attracted Indians to arrive here as merchants, pettytraders, drivers and peons. They also joined as police officers in Singapore.
Why did they travel? Islam encourages Muslims to involve intrading. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himselfhas been a trader. There are many verses in the Quran about business ethics and transactions.
Why did they travel?The sayings of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) like “Pay your workers before his sweat dries up” “Go as far as China in search ofknowledge” served as a powerful guide for the Muslims to involve in trade.
Now let’s explore the galleries in this heritage Centre
There are fourgalleries in thisheritage Centre
Gallery AThis gallery covers: Origins of Telok Ayer Journey to Telok Ayer Development of Telok Ayer Conserving Telok Ayer (Conservation) A view of Singapore from Mount Wallich 1856 Community Notice Board& Acknowledgement Board
Gallery B This is the heart of the Heritage. In thisgallery, 85% of the artefacts and images are donated from the members of the IndianMuslim community during the community public appeal event on 8th and 9th January 2011.
Gallery BThe Gallery tells the story through severalselective themes Who are the Indian Muslims? Journey to Singapore Trades & Professions Literature, Journalism & Education Weddings & Festivals
Gallery B Conserving the Indian Muslim Identity Associations & Institutions, Indian Muslims in Singapore Society Contemporary Photomontage of Indian Muslim Community involvements Featured Artefact - Wrought iron Spatula
Gallery CThis gallery covers: Indian Muslim Culinary Heritage Visitors can try the popular Indian Muslim foods as well as find out what it constitutes Discovering Indian Muslim Culinary History Tea Story Conserving Telok Ayer (Conservation) 19th Century Historical Prints
Gallery C Collections of original 19th centurycommercial prints depicting the naturalhistory and scenes of India. These itemshere are more decorative in nature than Storytelling.
Gallery DHistory of Nagore Dargah: The origins of Nagore Dargah in Singapore and India Shahul Hamid, the saint of Nagore. Architecture of Nagore Dargah Kandoori Festival
Gallery DThe Highlights of Gallery D: 1873 Watercolour of Nagore India 1753 French Map of Coromandel Coast Prayer Strip and Stone from Nagore India
Thank You for visiting Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre, Singapore Have a Pleasant Day!