The exhibit also explores the tradition of the Hajj as a social and economic phenomenon that spurs developments in international trade, travel, technology, politics, and literary culture.
Prayer rugs of the Hajj
Back outside the streets and shops of Kampong Glam are calling, with tempting food and merchandise for sale. It's lunchtime and we pop into a restaurant for a plate of hummus, lavach bread, and a lamb kebob.
Fortified, we continue our exploration of the colorful and inviting streets of Kampong Glam.
Streets and shops of Kampong Glam
We notice a lot of murals on the buildings and the bright, vibrant colors with which they are painted.
Art on the walls
Soon, the Masjid Sultan Mosque is open to the public and we enter the mosque that was originally built by Sultan Hussain in 1824-1826 and was replaced with a larger building in the early 1900s as Singapore became a center for Islamic commerce, culture, and art.
Masjid Sultan Mosque
Visiting the mosque
Winding up our exploration of Kampong Glam, we continue on toward Chinatown, the district predominantly occupied by the largest ethnic group in Singapore.