A worldwide tour sparked heiress Doris Duke's love of Islamic art and architecture and the construction of her Shangri La estate in Hawaii.
The Sultan Mosque serves as a marker reflecting the end of Islamic rule of Singapore and the island's emergence as a British colony and entrepôt.
Masjid Wilayah fuses Ottoman, Umayyad, Indo-Persian, and Malay architecture.
The Taj Mahal is no mere secular expression of a man's love for his wife. It reflects his desire that his companion receives Divine Mercy and the ultimate reward: spending eternity with the Creator in "gardens beneath which rivers flow."