Century Square Mall Opens Prayer Rooms For Muslims, Receives Praise Online

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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.

Source: Google Maps

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.

Source: Century Square on Facebook

Female Muslims, on the other hand, can find their prayer room on Level 2.

Source: Century Square on Facebook

Rooms equipped with ablution area

From the photos they shared, the rooms seem clean and come with flowers, which is a nice touch.

Source: Century Square on Facebook

There’s also a small ablution area at the side with a tap, so worshippers don’t have to use the public toilets.

Source: Century Square on Facebook

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.

Source: Facebook

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.

Source: Facebook

Another asked if prayer mats will be placed in the rooms, and offered to donate some.

Source: Facebook

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:

Century Square
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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