Alsagoff Arab School

111 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199006 Get Directions

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Built in 1912, the school was named after Syed Mohamed Alsagoff, a wealthy Arab of Yemeni/Hadramaut descent who, as a merchant and philanthropist, was very influential in Singapore’s early colonial days. It was the island’s first Muslim school. The Yemenis arrived in Singapore via the Dutch East Indies, where they had traded and settled for centuries. The Dutch Indies-style brick and plaster school buildings features wide verandahs, double-storey high arches and beautifully crafted cast-iron balusters.