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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #42 of 313 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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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Arab Street is another good place to explore like Chinatown. Lots of shops, cafes, etc. Lots of activity in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hopping off at Bugis, a short walk saw us enter Arab Street and its hustle and bustle. Quaint little bars and delightful eateries make for a pleasant time in this little corner of Singapore.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The whole area design follow Arab Construction . So easy to come here by public transportation (Mrt , bus , taxi). We love to walking on this street.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was a late entry on our itinerary as we were actually heading to Haji street and Bugis which is nearby. There are lots of shops selling the most amazing materials, lots of nice coffee shops, small gift shops which are quite different to those elsewhere in Singapore and tiny interesting restaurants.Not forgetting the really picturesque mosque at the top... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A city tour I went on dropped us off in the area and I'm glad it did. Not only will you have the chance to view the lovely mosque (great photo opportunity looking at it from down the street) but it also allows you to get a different flavour of Singapore. This Arab quarter is so different from so much... More

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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Not far from Bugis, so combine the two if you have the time. Intersting area with a variety of shopping and plenty of very nice fabrics if you are into that sort of thing. Bought some (nice but plain) shirts there, lovely cut and material, and bigger sizes available readily. Also bought some camera gear, dealer happy to haggle a... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

One of the best places to a nice dinner outside! With the mosque in the background its just great to sit there relax and eat some oriental foods....

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A pretty little street with a lot culture to see. We took a rickshaw at night went strolling during the day. If you get the chance, should visit the area.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Here there are meters and meters of the most beautiful and exotic fabrics you are likely to see anywhere and at reasonable prices. The shops do all look the same though, and the vendors can be a little pushy, not giving you enough time to look before they are trying to "help" you.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you want to try biryani or roti, then this is the place to go for.. This is called arab street and you can get good arab food along with indian food as well.

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