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Arab Street

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Address: Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Visitors who enjoy a little bargaining will find it here among the...
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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Arab street is full of shops with silk materials,carpets, jewelery, many cafés and restaurants. Very interesting is the Sultan Mosque, and Malay Heritage Centre near the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Arab street is full of shops with silk materials,carpets, jewelery, many cafés and restaurants. Very interesting is the Sultan Mosque, and Malay Heritage Centre near the mosque. On the way to the Arab street through the Nord Bridge Road stop at Park View Square - fantastic building with statues and fountains.

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Arab street in February looking for tulle for a veil for my daughters wedding and found it a wonderful place to visit. The shops were most helpful in referring us to other places that stocked what we were looking for and helpfu and guiding in what we were buying. The array of food and places to eat... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Today I visited a silk shop near Arab street. First, I really liked a selection of raw silks they had and could not stand not to buy some, which in my opinion the best I could find among all those silk shops. And when I was paying, I have noticed a thank you letter at the counter from the Queen... More 

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DEHRADUN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My good friend from Oman took me to this place, and visited it multiple times. You get good variety of Arab foods, and an ambience of their culture... Not the blingy UAE type, but more traditional and raw, which I liked. Outside sittings at restaurants really nice for late chat sessions. Try the lebanese restaurant with the belly dancer, and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very suitable for day and night out on walking around looking to small seller shop and restaurants. I came here and try each of restaurants both for lunch and dinner.. very happy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the ambience, cute shops and variety of cafes and restaurants. Colourful and vibrant. Easy walk from Bugis MRT, nice to get away from the bustle of major shopping centres.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We bought a few scarves, had some delicious lunch and just enjoyed looking at the huge amounts of colour and fabric. Would venture there just for the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you have had enough of the big modern malls come here to Arab street . There are some good finds here that range from jewellery , clothing to carpets food and art. It still has a good quantity of old shop houses once so common everywhere in Singapore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A great change from urban Singapore. Here, shops sell all sorts of stuff that even Mustafa can't sell. It's really rustic and set back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I have been staying just across the road at The Park Royal and have visited here every day. If it's shopping for silks or carpets or looking for a bite to eat or a bevy or two you will be satisfied. I have taken to Haji lane to read my book and watch the world go by. I've yet to... More 

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This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly colored fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Center and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.