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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking...
Ranked #60 of 353 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed wending our way through the undercover sidewalk displays of fabrics, carpets and merchandise. Unfortunately the neighborhood Masjid Sultan Mosque was mostly covered over in scaffolding for exterior maintenance. There's an interesting high rise building nearby and we hoped to make our way back up the next street, Haji Lane and also get closer to that tall building but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Should go around 5pm onwards when the weather is not too hot and you can grab your dinner afterwards at the many cafes/restaurants. Lots of shops selling souvenirs, beautiful textiles and perfume. You can also go to Sultan Mosque for their tours and then walk over to the Malay Heritage Center to know more about history and a visit to... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Charming area. The Mosque was stunning, most of them in the world are, but there was a calm atmosphere around this one. Also very tolerant! Allowing non Muslims to visit. Pity about the souvenir shops just outside but some good shops in the surrounding streets. Plenty of restaurants and cafes around.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Arab street is just like another street, but the mosque makes it special since it's hard to find a mosque in singapore. There are some halal foods available and it's easy to find from MRT station

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Its the best place to sheesha in the night it is very exciting in the night not recommend to go there in day light cause its to hot do check out ambrosia for a place to sheesha and club omg to club

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We absolutely loved Arab street. Singapore is such a big and bustling city filled with such senses overload, but the you arrive on Arab street and you see the beautiful Mosque and it's so tranquil. Lots of beautiful textile shopping and the people are super friendly. We had dinner that evening and it was so pleasant sitting outside just enjoying... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Arab street in itself is not that special. It consists of several streets with shops that sell typical Arabic merchandise (tapistry). The Mosque is nice but hardly worth a detour. The best thing of Arab Street are the many restaurants and terraces that attract a huge and lively crowd at night. Visit Arab Street as part of your multicultural tour... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A good place to get fabrics, clean and easily walkable with nice shops and a few restaurants. We have not tried the restaurants but enjoyed the stroll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great place to shop for cloths, scarfs & carpets, which are reasonably priced. Middle eastern foods are abundant in this area. There's a short lane in front of the Sultan's mosque with cafes that serves only 'halal' food (no alcohol & pork). Crowded towards the evening when weather is cooler. Not recommended on rainy days.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

With so many places to just sit and enjoy a drink, it is a great place to chill. Everybody who goes to singapore and want to enjoy the night must definitely visit Arab street.

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