Mosque drum

A "kentong" is a cylindrical piece of wood hung in mosques. It functions in a similar manner as the "bedok" (drum) in that it is sounded to announce prayer times to villagers. This kentong comes from the Wak Sumang Mosque in Punggol. The mosque has since been demolished.

Indigenous Name
kentong (Malay)
Date/Period
1940-1959
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 17.0 x 94.0 x 17.0 cm
Accession No.
1995-00129
Material
Wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Donated by Hj Md Amin bin Abd Wahab, Singapore
Category
Woodcarving