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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #53 of 338 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to the arab street, to see many different fabrics and carpet shops, and small restaurants and cafes, I found a mix of arab, turkish, persian, and indian food. and the outside seating areas of the cafes were great for relaxing and enjoying and different night life.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place wasn't for me. It was so hot made it unappealing to look on every shop. Very busy. Shops I did look at were full of junk.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just an area of Singapore where there are a lot of Arab stores, restaurants, and other businesses catering to the Arab population.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The most authentic of the precincts. China town shopping was same same as was Little India. Bougis Street is definitely the place for cheap markets with variety.

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tippe133
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel very close to here so visited here many times on our trip to Singapore. It's a very nice area with a beautiful mosque. There are also some of the best restaurants in Singapore close by. Al tanseer is a must try!!! They have the nicest murtabek (we tried the deer one) and the staff are... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It gives you a modern insight about the middle east's cultural heritage staring from tge building structures to the street shops

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Campong Glam area is definitely worth a visit for pictures of the buildings and Mosque. Make sure you make an effort to visit Haji Lane for fantastic boutique and vintage shopping as well as tea rooms and cafes - we were there hours!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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 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

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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