The redevelopment of Assyakirin mosque, located at 550 Yung An Road Singapore 618617 costs approximately S$10.2 million; to accommodate the needs and demand of Muslims in the Jurong area.
This project was completed at the end of the year 2002. The Assyakirin Mosque Management Board requested and gained permission from the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) to hold various projects to raise development fund.
The previous Assyakirin mosque was built and declared open on 30 th April 1978. It was the third new generation mosque built in the First Stage. Cost of building construction and land purchase was S$1,270,950.59. (Excluding fixtures and fittings and office equipment).
Leading To The Redevelopment Project
Based on findings from detailed study made by MUIS in 1997, it was decided that Assyakirin mosque have to be redeveloped to meet future needs.
The study found :
- Rapid development would take place within the five year period in the Jurong region. Old flats would be replaced with spanking newly designed flats.
- Population growth expected in the Jurong West Extension area. Highly likely more Muslims will relocate to this region. At that point of time, Assyakirin mosque can only accommodate 3,000 congregations. It will not be able to cater to any increase in numbers of congregation during public holidays.
- This situation will be made worse when development in its surrounding area has completed.
- Majapahit mosque was demolished in the year 2000, increasing the possibility of growth in number of Assyakirin mosque’s congregation.
- Assyakirin mosque’s land was not fully utilised. The gross floor measurement was 2,549.34 sq m. It could be widened to 3,231 sq m.
- This is cost effective as the project was undertaken when price of building materials was low.
Based on the above and several other factors i.e. user-friendly and modern facilities, cost effective, optimum design and other technical requirements, MUIS decided to embark on redeveloping the new Assyakirin Mosque. This decision is corresponding with government efforts in the national development program.