I'm a Singapore event photographer; specializing in corporate events, weddings and birthday parties.


Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Beach Road

This mosque (masjid) is over 150 years old. It's near the Golden Mile Complex and is set back from Beach Road with a garden in front. 

The notice at the side of the entrance says, "No entry to any visitor in shorts, low neck, bare-back or other revealing clothes."


"Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is located at 4001 Beach Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It is the only mosque in Singapore named after a woman. Combining Eastern and Western design, the mosque is known for its unique minaret, which resembles a church spire, as well as for the noticeable tilt of the minaret that has earned it the nickname “the leaning tower of Singapore”. The mosque was gazetted as a national monument in 1973."
  • Nikon D7000, 12-24mm f4
  • At 12mm, f4.8, ISO 400, 1/1500 seconds
  • Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, straighten, fill light
For most photos, you want to minimize clutter. I had to crop quite tightly to cut out distracting details at the edges. This simple technique will make a big difference to your photos.

Pointed the camera down at the ground and did an exposure lock, because of the backlighting by the sky.