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Address: Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Visitors who enjoy a little bargaining will find it here among the...
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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Great Place to visit

Good Restaurants and Nightlife here. Not a place for kids after 7pm ish really. Numerous arabic and turkish restaurants next to the Mosque.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Good Restaurants and Nightlife here. Not a place for kids after 7pm ish really. Numerous arabic and turkish restaurants next to the Mosque.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is by far the coolest of Singapore's 'big three' cultural centres. It has a more relaxed feel than Little India or Chinatown. It's also leaner and with less traffic, making wandering less stressful. It also has a strong Turkish influence with eateries serving typical fare. Great for a vicous Turkish coffee and a sweet baklava!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I was here several years ago. It is a great place to buy carpets. It is a small street so you can cover it rather quickly. The Moroccan restaurant was amazing and at a very good price. Anyone going to Singapore, this is certainly on the list of places to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Alots of shops, fabrics, restaurants boutiques etc. mosque, near to shopping centres and near the MRT stations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's where me and my girl friend met a french guy friend and he took us a Turkish restaurant. Food are great. Best visited at night, but if you want a clearer view of the mosque, visit by day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a must area to visit in Singapore, not only is the diversity pleasantly expressed, but the magnificent mosque highlights a delightful shopping street, with many terrific boutiques. There are also a few good restaurants here, We found a favorite Mediterranean with very exquisite food that we visited often. Be aware that Muslim cafes do not serve alcohol and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An interesting place to visit in Singapore. Although Arab street might not be on the top of your list, but it's worth visiting to get a feel of the diverse cultures. A lot of middle east / Turkish / Mediterranean restaurants along the street, and the mosque is worth going in. Around this area, there are also many pubs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Will always be in my Singapore itinerary. Good food, great restos, art, coffee shops, a little museum, souvenir shopping and at night, a great place to drink and catch up with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice quiet street bustling with people and cafes, the highlight will be the mosque with the golden dome in the background, nice little cafes with Turkish, arab influences. Nicely done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is an interesting and hipster part of Singapore, lots of textile shops with fabulous fabrics, and on Haiji St which runs parallel there are plenty of small boutique shops. Shops don't open until late morning or noon.

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Address: Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam

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Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly colored fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Center and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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