Old Tamil Mosque built by Early Tamil immigrants in Chinatown; a cultural centre, a Meeting place and house of worship by pioneers. Built nest To the Thian Hock Keng Temple - a unique Feature even in early Singapore - religious an racial harmony.
This was gazetted as a National monument on 29 November 1974.
The Nagore Durgha Mosque was built between 1828 and 1830. It is therefore one of the earliest houses of worship in Singapore. This Mosque is also known as Masjid Moulana Mohammad Ally and is in memory of the holy man Shahul Hamid of Nagore, South India.
Land was granted to one Kaderpillai in 1827 and provision was made that no building of wood and attap should be erected. By the Court Order of 15 June 1893 a board of new trustees was appointed; they were M. Mohamed, V. Hameed, S.Saiboo Ghany ,K. Mohamed Ismail and T. Chinna Tamby.
The Mosque has floral Corithian pillars, fan lights over windows, a pierced Islamic balustrade and two stepped minarets.
The Mosque must have been not only a house of worship but also a meeting place of early Tamil Muslims and a cultural centre as well. A unique feature of even early Singapore was its religious and racial harmony for this Mosque is located nest to the oldest Hokkien Temple, the Thian Hock Keng Temple; both are located in Telok Ayer Street, the centre of Chinatown.