Posts Tagged ‘mosque’

POTD: Selamat Hari Raya Haji

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Haji”!

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore. Shot handheld at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Photo taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore. Shot handheld at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Photo taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

It’s Hari Raya Haji. The festival is also known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic, which means Feast/Festival of the Sacrifice.

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POTD: Masjid Sultan Mosque in Singapore’s Kampong Glam

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Photo of the Day: Masjid Sultan is the Malay name for Sultan Mosque, which is located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore.

Masjid Sultan partly framed by tree. Shot handheld with flash at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Resized and cropped to 5:4 aspect in Photoshop. Both photos taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

Masjid Sultan partly framed by tree. Shot handheld with flash at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Resized and cropped to 5:4 aspect in Photoshop. Both photos taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

The mosque – first built in 1826 – is one of Singapore’s most important mosques.

The current building dates from 1928, when the original mosque was rebuilt.

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri“!

The Floating Mosque in Kuala Terengganu.

The Floating Mosque in Kuala Terengganu.

This is the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque in Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia. It is also known as the Floating Mosque – situated in Kuala Ibai Lagoon, about 4km from Kuala Terengganu Town.

My family was on vacation back in 2004 and driving to Kuala Terengganu when we were attracted by this beautiful mosque enroute.

This photo was shot from the playground across the lagoon, using a Sony compact digital camera, handheld in the dim twilight, and output directly to JPEG.