29 Apr '16, 9pm

New mosque to be ready in time for Hari Raya Haji

Singapore's newest mosque, packed with features that are friendly to families as well as the environment, will be completed by Hari Raya Haji in September. Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim revealed this yesterday while taking a tour of the Maarof Mosque building in Jurong West - which is now 90 per cent complete - alongside Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) chief executive Abdul Razak Maricar and other Muis officials. The mosque, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, cost about $16.8 million to construct and can accommodate about 4,500 worshippers. It will serve the needs of young families in upcoming developments in the area and has a host of family-friendly features, such as nursing rooms and a play area. It will also have ramps and dedicated seating areas for the elderly and those with disabilities. COMMUNITY EFFORT ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-mosque-to-be-re...

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