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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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Great food

Great food. Go during dinner time. Good food, and make sure you find your self to Hj. Lane which few minutes walk for a drink afterwards. Its also nearby famous ZamZam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great food. Go during dinner time. Good food, and make sure you find your self to Hj. Lane which few minutes walk for a drink afterwards. Its also nearby famous ZamZam restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Middle Easterner Street is renowned for materials material like silk, Indian fabric and Indonesian batik however I wouldn't know much about fabric yet my accomplice does. You can deal here till you are fulfilled by the cost. For me strolling in Arab Street is pleasurable, noticing the fragrance from large portions of the halal eateries. For lunch we ate and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We saw a couple of mosques, but it seemed like every religious building was under some kind of construction. It was a shame since some clearly would have been pretty if not covered in scaffolding. There were several nice clothing shops and some beautiful fabric shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I recommend, go to the street in early night. then eat and relax at any cafes and restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Came here on a part of our tour of the city. It was interesting but not much to see, everything seemed to be shut when we went in the middle of the afternoon so maybe it's best to come later in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the place to buy any type of material you may be looking for! The range, quality and designs are simply breathtaking and there are so many shops you won't know where to start!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice at daytime but not at night Arab full of stores for Oud and perfumes Textiles and so on It is surrounded by Arab and middle eastern restaurants and cafe ( some for shisha) But I do not like it at night

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went to Arab street because I had read on the Internet that I would find fabrics and haberdashery for crafting. I was very disappointed. The first thing I noticed is that the only customers were white tourists, which, if you ask me, is not a good sign. The shops mainly sell traditional silk clothes and fabrics in strong colours... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Worth a short visit. Expensive. Avoid at night when the whole place turns into a drinking den full of drunks and loud mouths. Unfortunately the shops are closed in the evenings. Not at all impressive but if you are bored knock yourself out....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Everything seems artificial and overpriced there. When you know the middle Eastern countries, you don't find this area to be very authentic.

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Kampong Glam
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.
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