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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #54 of 336 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

When I stayed in Singapore, sometimes I went to Arab Street with my friends, because in Arab Street there are some Arab food restaurants. Among them I had one favorite restaurant, even I went to the restaurant with my friends, we did not need to pay much money and taste of the foods was very good ! If you stay... More

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful fabrics but I didn't need fabric. Looked like things could be lively in the evening but in the afternoon there wasn't anything to do.

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Pasuruan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice place to eat, to pray, and to hang out. Nicely built and organised. This definitely is a must place to visit when you are in SG.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

im back in saudi with arabic food everything good and very nice. one place i go back when singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Home to many textile shops unique to its name. At night to many pubs n eateries along its lane. You can always find some historical titbits unique to the island history.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

In this part of Singapore, you'll probably feel that you are not in Singapore! Definitely pay a visit when you get the chance. I just passed through this street going from my hostel to the MRT station, to make a more interesting walk. Lots of stores and unique products for sale. Didn't get a chance to try the food, but... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Street full of character with shops selling rugs, carpets, fabrics and linens. Shop owners want to sell but not in an overly aggressive way. Street is a little gentrified but quite pleasant in contrast to little India which is more a rawer experience. The whole area was lively, full of colour and eastern flavour. Can't wait to go back to... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a lovely afternoon visiting this area. I bought some beautiful perfume and nice jewellery. We found a lovely restaurant for lunch and enjoyed the local fare. The best part for us was that there was no traffic. The main streets are for pedestrians. Not for cars. We were sent to a local Indian tea shop. It was a... More

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice place to hang around on weekends. Lots of places to try middle eastern food. Very vibrant on weekends. You can shop here in morning but bit expensive compared to bugis. Just take a sheesha and sit outside to-do people watching. Food price is affordable.

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