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Arab Street

Address: Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Rochor)
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Ranked #51 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Fee: No
Owner description: Visitors who enjoy a little bargaining will find it here among the...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Visitors to Singapore should take in account to explore the area around Arab Street. It’s so much enjoyable. Many years ago, streets such as Arab Street, Bussorah Street and Haji Lane did not have today’s look. The streets hosts many cool shops that would ecstatic anybody’s inquisitiveness it could be a day adventure peeking in and stopping by every single... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Pan Pacific just opposite and spent a good deal of our time in Arab Street. There are restaurants to suite all tastes and prices, various boutiques, a great mosque and carpet shops.The atmosphere is great especially at night which is the best time to visit and have a meal one of the many restaurants. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love it here... beautiful colors... fabulous food... Haji Lane has some great cafes and is a great shopping street (small boutique shops)... love love love it.... :-) Arab Street is really colorful and great for the tailors shops... Well worth a visit - get here for lunchtime... or dinner :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Go at night that's when all the fun is . lots of deals can be made here , also the sudden burst of life when you walk across from the main road into the Arab street ... Wow . Various Arab delicacies to be found here , try the lamb any where doesn't matter , amazing stuff. Nearby Muscat and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Grat place. Like you are in Instanbul. many many shops who want your $$ but with plenty of time and haggling ,goods deals can be made

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a beautiful neighborhood. So many interesting old historic buildings, clean and lots of nice small shops and restaurants and souvenirs. We loved the feeling in the middle of the large city with so many new buildings. It is small and intimate but definitely worth a visit. Just wander through the narrow streets and you can imagine what Singapore... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Arab Street was a disappointment for a person looking to be wowed by a large range of material. Prices were basically the same as Australia as were most of the materials. There were no newer materials which was my hope and why we booked a hotel opposite Arab Street. There was a lot of carpet and rugs but not my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I liked the Arabs Street, we had a hostel for one night nearby. It made me truly feel as if I actually were in Asia and even though maintaining a bit of that general Singapore order, it had its own special flavour. Lots of nice bars and restaurants in the vicinity and the general atmosphere is just great. If you're... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Full of restaurants that is not yet on trip advisor this neighborhood also has little lanes full of middle eastern restaurants and hukka bars. A favorite amongst a lot of tourists since this place also has some affordable hostels around as well. A fun place to hang out at night and make new friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You think you are in the wrong country. Lots of carpet shops and almost bazaar style little shops. Only no hassle. In he surrounding streets are lots of cafes, restaurants, little shops and a community art centre, the Malay heritage centre and the Sultan Mosque. A very different side to Singapore.

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