YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE:
Sultan Mosque, or Masjid Sultan, is one of the most important mosques in Singapore. The history of Sultan Mosque dates back to the time when Singapore was ceded to the British in 1819, and the island's chief, Temenggong Abdul Rahman, and the ruler, Sultan Hussain Shah of Johor, acquired a small fortune in exchange of handing over Singapore. Stamford Raffles granted the Temenggong and the Sultan an annual stipend, and the use of Kampong Glam as their residence. Their followers came to live in Kampung Glam from the Riau Islands, Malacca and Sumatra.
Sultan Mosque was built by Sultan Hussain as a place of worship for his followers. It was built next to his palace. Construction was carried out between 1824 and 1826, and funds came from the East India Company. The structure stood until 1924, when the trustees of the mosque approved the plan to replace the old mosque with a new structure.