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Arab Street

Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #52 of 334 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Living in the middle east I suppose the expectations are higher when visiting such areas. Was not that impressed with the restaurants or shisha bars, had a brief walk around and went else where. Little tacky in my opinion.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got in late and our hostel was close to the Arab Quarter. We wandered down to find many restaurants open late (on a Wednesday night). We had a lovely time wandering the street. The vendor shops weren't open and we wish we would have had time to go back during the day.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the lebanese food. Place was neat and clean... not expensive. Felt portion size was less compared to dubai

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So many shops with so many beautiful fabrics. Not cheap, and you have a shadow following you from the moment you enter each shop. But still some fine quality textiles.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really enjoyed exploring this area of Singapore. There were interesting shops and great cafes and places to eat. We did go in the morning however and it was quiet and not everything was open. I would encourage people to go in the afternoon/ evening. I preferred this area to Little India which we went to afterwards.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wonderful shops, Fantastic restaurants and a hive of activity. Singapore is an extremely safe city and Arab Street is no exception. Shopkeepers are warm and friendly and the shops themselves are interesting. Unique, inexpensive items allow you to find a bargain, unlike other areas in Singapore. Well worth visiting the whole area well as some beautiful shops feel like galleries... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Recommended, and better that little China. The colours of the lane ways. The awesome food experiences. The kerb side Hookah smoking culture. Wonderful.

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the great things about Singapore is you can feel like you have visited lot of countries in one afternoon. Arab Street lets you visit (how I imagine) the middle east. There are lots of specialty fabric stores and the main street is a bit predictable, but take the time to explore some of the back streets and try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As a Muslim, i need halaal food and Arab Street provides all I need. Not only halaal, the food also delicious and value for money

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was one of the first areas my Singaporean friend showed me. Being a Muslim, I wanted to know where the halal food was located. We passed through the Sultan mosque which is quite beautiful. You will find many halal restaurants around the masjid. There are plenty of souvenir shops as well. It was not far from the Ibis Singapore... More

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