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Arab Street

Address: Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Rochor)
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$28*
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Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking...
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Ranked #50 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Visitors who enjoy a little bargaining will find it here among the...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Visitors who enjoy a little bargaining will find it here among the historic shops selling textiles, perfume and more. Along with traditional Muslim food offerings, some Western restaurants have settled into the area, creating a Singaporean blend of cultures. Make sure to stop at the island’s largest mosque, the Sultan Mosque, a landmark in the Kampong Glam Malay Heritage District.
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Currumbin, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

An interesting historic anomaly of Singapore, but wow, outrageous prices. The whole region exists as a tourist attraction, filled with shops jammed packed with a variety of Vietnamese made knick knacks with Muslim or Arabic themes. Someone is making a kiling, food is served everywhere, at outrageous (even for Singapore) prices. My wife enjoyed the colour, for me, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Delicious food and delightful shops. While it is mostly for textiles, there a few stalls that sell some lovely trinkets etc. The ambiance is alive, one of the best places in Singapore a must see!

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New Delhi, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The only place in singapore where i'd go for shisha! They do a decent job with the flavors and coal changes. Apart from shisha joints, this place is also good for local shopping for rugs etc. But being from India thats not what I was there for! Decent place to chill.

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HYDERABAD
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The street is quite busy in traffic but with good shopping place also. The entire road is connected to all the major places, You also can find all the non veg restaurants street side shops.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

get down at bugis mrt & go towards victoria street towards raffles hospital,arab street is visible from there. packed with lots of shops, arab street is a must visit place in singapura.u can get hand made fabrics,bags,different type of silks , carpets & last but not the least perfumes - kazura perfume shop is higly recommened to please your senses.u... More 

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San Francisco
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There is a good variety of shops and stalls throughout the arab quarter, with the pedestrianised Arab street being the main thoroughfare to the Mosque. Along Arab street there are numerous shops selling everything from fabric to food and perfume to scarves. There are also some stalls selling tourist trinkets. The more interesting shops are off of the tourist strip,... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Please go with an empty suitcase if you sew your own clothes! The fabric here is unbelievable. Some reasonable priced, some not - however for the special piece it is worth paying a little bit more. And don't forget to get your coconut!! It is worth it in the heat. And I will recommend "I am" restaurant for pizza!! They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Aarab Street has the best shisha in SG, we live in the neighbor therefore we went to the place every night. There is a restaurant call Zam Zam across the street from mosque. Best currry ever!!

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Luanda Province, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Arabe strre during the night is quite nice, the shops are still opened if you feel like shopping and the restaurants and bars with middle east atmosphere are everywhere and are quite nice. If you feel like having arab style food and sheesha thats the place

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Arab street has plents shops can go here to buy french schiffons (but beware of the synthetic look alikes) it is also lined with arabic cafes open till morning: Turkish cafe , middle east cuisine with great sheesha, perfect to chill at any time of the day and as it is open till wee hours of the morning u can... More 

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