Singapore Mosque Uses A Variety Of Fans To Keep Congregants Cool


In Singapore, the Kampong Glam Malay Heritage District is an excellent place to learn about the nation’s strong and diverse Muslim community. A prominent landmark in the district is the Sultan Mosque, whose architecture and historical importance have earned it the status of a National Monument of Singapore. More than a monument, though, it is a vibrant place of worship, attracting over 5,000 congregants and visitors daily. And that’s where the problem comes in. Singapore’s climate is tropical; when the mosque is crowded, the air quickly becomes oppressive. Yet the building’s size and historical significance made central air conditioning impossible. Smaller wall-mounted fans made too much noise and put out too little breeze.


The mosque needed a cost-effective way to cool and circulate air. Several Big Ass Powerfoil fans were installed in the main prayer hall, and because they were still as good as new eight years later, mosque officials turned to Big Ass Fans again when they wanted to improve the comfort and air quality in more parts of the building. Mosque manager Zainal Abidin Omar said the addition of Big Ass Essence fans in the hall, Haiku fans by the aisles and mobile Black Jack fans has eliminated stuffy corners and dead spots. The constantly circulating air guarantees that worshipers won’t be distracted by discomfort, and the fans’ silence makes them the perfect solution for a place of worship.

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“Minimal downtime is essential when you have high daily foot traffic. The Big Ass Fans are very powerful, reliable, and whisper-quiet, so the congregants can pray comfortably in the hall. They’re a cost-effective way to cool the large space.”

Zainal Abidin Omar, Mosque Manager