Century Square Opens Prayer Rooms So Muslim Shoppers Can Pray While Out & About
When out and about, it may sometimes be difficult for Muslims to find suitable prayer rooms.
That’s why many were thankful to Century Square when they announced that they’d opened dedicated prayer rooms for men and women.
Now, there’s one more place in Tampines Central that’s available to Muslims when the time for worship comes.
Century Square prayer rooms on B1 & level 2
In a Facebook post on Monday (27 Mar), Century Square said that their prayer rooms were now open.
Male Muslims may head down to Basement 1 to perform their prayers.
Female Muslims, on the other hand, can find their prayer room on Level 2.
Rooms equipped with ablution area
From the photos they shared, the rooms seem clean and come with flowers, which is a nice touch.
There’s also a small ablution area at the side with a tap, so worshippers don’t have to use the public toilets.
The mall said they’re committed to providing “a safe and inclusive environment for all”.
Netizens thank mall for the effort
Netizens thanked Century Square for the effort and were grateful to the management for being inclusive towards all shoppers.
One Facebook user said that with the new prayer rooms, he wouldn’t have to rush to find a place to pray at after eating again.
Another asked if prayer mats will be placed in the rooms, and offered to donate some.
She also requested for a mirror in the ladies’ prayer room to help them adjust their hijabs after removing and wearing them again.
Comments and suggestions aside, we’re sure these rooms will benefit many people greatly. If you happen to be in the area and need to find somewhere to pray, here’s how you can find the mall:
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: 1oam-10pm daily
Nearest MRT: Tampines Station
Making people feel welcome
Oftentimes, people may advocate inclusivity but fail to back up their words with actual deeds.
What Century Square has done shows that a simple gesture like setting aside two rooms can make people feel more welcome.
So kudos to the mall for their effort. Check out a list of some other public places in Singapore with prayer rooms here.
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Featured image adapted from Century Square on Facebook.
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