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Tue 16 Nov 2004

Sembawang mosque saved for a year, possibly more

Category : heritage

"Saved for a year, village mosque may be made national heritage." By Natalie Soh. Straits Times, 15 Nov 2004 [pdf].

'Pertempatan Melayu Sembawang Mosque, the old one-storey kampung mosque built in 1959', "along Jalan Mempurong in Sembawang was given a year's reprieve from the bulldozers on Hari Raya itself yesterday, much to the delight of worshippers. And if a case can be made for the mosque to be preserved as a national heritage site, it may stay for good. The good news was delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan during his annual Hari Raya visit to the Pertempatan Melayu Sembawang Mosque."

"To loud cheers, he announced that he had managed to get Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan to agree to put off demolishing the mosque for a year. The 45-year-old place of worship, which is metres from the beachfront, was to have been vacated by the end of the year, and pulled down as part of the Mosque Redevelopment Scheme."

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