Singapore's first eco-friendly mosque to open on Friday
SINGAPORE : Singapore's first eco-friendly mosque is set to open its doors to the public on Friday.
The Al-Mawaddah Mosque in Sengkang has environmentally-friendly features such as energy-saving solar tubes and a garden rooftop.
The solar tubes form skylights - allowing natural light into the building and cutting down on the need for electric lamps.
Other features include motion sensor lights and taps fitted with water-flow-regulating devices.
It also has a 'greenwall' - injecting a sense of serenity and calm into the prayer halls.
For these efforts, the mosque received the Green Mark certification from Singapore's Building and Construction Authority.
The mosque also features family-oriented spaces - including child-friendly toilets, a reading and play area as well as a function hall.
Built at a cost of S$10.5 million, Al-Mawaddah is the 69th mosque to be built in Singapore.