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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #55 of 342 Attractions in Singapore
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Type: Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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Ulsan, South Korea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Though I probably got off at a less convenient station for access, I was really disappointed that "Arab Street" is basically 2 blocks long. It was not worth the 15 minute hike from the MRT station... I was drenched in sweat and completely unimpressed that all there was were a handful of restaurants and a bunch of fabric shops. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Walk down from Bugis Station, through the markets (which are a treat in themselves) across Rochas St to Arab St. Here you will find fabric shops that will simply stun you. The fabrics range from hand embroidered silks and chiffons, to cottons, Italian silks and everything in between. They can recommend tailors on Orchard Road if you want to have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the arab street, to see many different fabrics and carpet shops, and small restaurants and cafes, I found a mix of arab, turkish, persian, and indian food. and the outside seating areas of the cafes were great for relaxing and enjoying and different night life.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place wasn't for me. It was so hot made it unappealing to look on every shop. Very busy. Shops I did look at were full of junk.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just an area of Singapore where there are a lot of Arab stores, restaurants, and other businesses catering to the Arab population.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The most authentic of the precincts. China town shopping was same same as was Little India. Bougis Street is definitely the place for cheap markets with variety.

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tippe133
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel very close to here so visited here many times on our trip to Singapore. It's a very nice area with a beautiful mosque. There are also some of the best restaurants in Singapore close by. Al tanseer is a must try!!! They have the nicest murtabek (we tried the deer one) and the staff are... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It gives you a modern insight about the middle east's cultural heritage staring from tge building structures to the street shops

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Campong Glam area is definitely worth a visit for pictures of the buildings and Mosque. Make sure you make an effort to visit Haji Lane for fantastic boutique and vintage shopping as well as tea rooms and cafes - we were there hours!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The actual street is one over from Arab St- lots of little souvenir places and eateries. Stunning at night!

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