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Address: Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 find Traditional Halal Food

It has alot of cheap places to eat with traditional halal restaurants. You can find many types of Muslim cuisine (arabic, pakistani, malaya etc). There are also ton of places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Lahore, Pakistan

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It has alot of cheap places to eat with traditional halal restaurants. You can find many types of Muslim cuisine (arabic, pakistani, malaya etc). There are also ton of places to shop for cloths and carpets. There is also the biggest mosque of Singapore around. We went there for Friday Prayer and it was jam packed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found some great deals on souvenirs here. Unfortunately, the Sultan Mosque is under construction and partly covered so we were unable to see it in its glory.

Thank TravelingDivaOne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best place for halal and tastier food, good for window shopping, prices are on a steeper end, shisha for nightlife

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its amazing how Singapore can create a whole different atmosphere from 1 lane to another. Arab Street and 2 other adjacent lanes are filled with arab restaurants and carpet shops and they succeed in bringing the very different atmosphere you need to have that true arabic experience.

Thank 591jane2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for the old Singapore - this is the place to go. There the quaint little shops selling perfume, clothings and antique. of course the iconic Sultan Mosque and The Malay Culture Center. The a lot of choices for food with a lot of hipster cafe for the younger crowd along the famous Haji Lane. My recommendation... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I decided to take a stroll through the Arab Quarter - centered on Arab St., finding lots of trinket stores, spice stores and mostly cafes and restaurants - Turkish, North African and Middle Eastern themes and food. There are also a couple of mosques but the main one was closed to visitors when I went along. Interesting hour spent soaking-up... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Any visitor to Singapore should have Arab Street on the to-do list, together with Chinatown and Little India. Stroll through the Arabic-atmosphere streets (Bali Lane is lovely) towards the Masjid Sultan and soak up the atmosphere.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food! There're is a wonderful food vendor across from the mosque and cultural museum that sells wonderful sweets and the halia. If you haven't had the the(pronounced Tay), it a black tea with milk and spices including ginger. It's divine! There is also a good schwarmma place at the end of Arab street called House of Kebab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food good people really love it. Many kind of Arab and Indian food and the shop too. And its near to Bugus so after that you can walk and shopping in there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful area. The food is device. Try zamzam restaurant. $4 meals and $1.50 drinks. Not just cheap but delicious too!!

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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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