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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #57 of 346 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

A good place to get fabrics, clean and easily walkable with nice shops and a few restaurants. We have not tried the restaurants but enjoyed the stroll.

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Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great place to shop for cloths, scarfs & carpets, which are reasonably priced. Middle eastern foods are abundant in this area. There's a short lane in front of the Sultan's mosque with cafes that serves only 'halal' food (no alcohol & pork). Crowded towards the evening when weather is cooler. Not recommended on rainy days.

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Bangalore, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

With so many places to just sit and enjoy a drink, it is a great place to chill. Everybody who goes to singapore and want to enjoy the night must definitely visit Arab street.

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Amarillo, Texas
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Arab Street has a lot to look at, and I think it's easier to consider it as one of the streets that contribute to the overall feel of the Kampong Glam area. Spend some time looking for something interesting along this roadway and you're bound to find it.

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Bergen, Norway
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Arab Street is just another street in Singapore with traffic and some shops. Instead try the adjecent street that is called Bussorah Street. Here you can find a big mosque and there is no cars.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Awesome murtabak, beriani and lots more. Went there during Ramadhan, there was a market outside Sultan Mosque, selling food for breaking fast. Lots of choices.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There are many reviews here for 'Arab Street' and many photos that are not actually of Arab Street itself but of the surrounding area, known as the 'Kampong Glam' District of Singapore. 'Arab Street' is indeed the main thoroughfare of the Kampong Glam District but in my honest opinion I think that 'Arab Street' itself is not the best part... More

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Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Arab Street is a bustling roadway with many authentic Middle Eastern eateries, bars, carpet shops, fabric shops and purveyors of exquisite lights. I would strongly recommend that you also walk down Bussorah Street, which, as shown in the picture looks directly down to the Grand Mosque. Here you will find superior eating opportunities and, at the beach road end, some... More

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Ulsan, South Korea
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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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