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Gr at to walk around and just soak in all the colors. The beautiful murals painted on the walls add such vibrancy to the area. The golden domes of the mosque are majestic. The fragrances and colors permeating from the shops is great. I’m not...More
This is a very pretty area in Singapore and well worth a visit! But, everything was super expensive even by Singapore standards! The restaurants are predominately middle eastern but appear to be overpriced in my experience ! We met a middle eastern couple who had...More
Be careful in this area, we ate at a. Turkish restaurant. The food was poor and when we went to pay they took my card to a different restaurant across the road. They by pass your pin and just take the money...this happened to us...More
A beautiful area with historical buildings. Lots of Middle Eastern resteraunts and stalls selling souvenirs and textiles. HOWEVER it is expensive! For example a plate of Hummus is about S$12. Still a good experience and different to the main Singapore city. Would recommend everyone go...More
One of the very distinct & historically important ethnic neighbourhoods of Singapore, Kampong Glam is the Arab quarter also, the Malay Muslim quarter.
Prior to the British colonisation, Kampong was the home of the Malay aristocracy ( still part of Malaysia at this time).
Such a lovely contrast from little India or china town with individual boutique shops selling lovely individual fashion items to Persian rugs.There are plenty of places to eat at varying budgets,we were there at lunch time but I would imagine in the evening the choice...More
My favorite part of the City!! Such a cool area with nice shops and restaurants and streetart. There is the sultan mosque as well and haji lane is in the center as well! Just go out Bugis station and walk some meters north east.
Love this area. Explore Haji lane, shop at some boutiques, sip wine at a bar, have lunch in the next lane (Arab st & muscat st) at one of the many lebanese/turkish places or if you like local fare stop at Zam Zam (on north...More
How fortunate we were to be staying close by to Kampong Glam, it was my favourite neighbourhood that we discovered on our recent short stay in Singapore. Kampong Glam has got so much to offer, a great contrasting array of architecture, heaps of restaurants and...More
The area isa row of narrow scenic streets that if visited before the shops open provides an atmospheric feel and worthwhile visit if you don’t mind that most buildings will be shuttered. The worst alternative however would be a later visit because as soon as...More
I've never been at night, but I would assume it is just as safe as anywhere else in Singapore, which is to say that it's probably safer than wherever you live now. I would say it is a tourist trap in the morning too if you... More
I've never been at night, but I would assume it is just as safe as anywhere else in Singapore, which is to say that it's probably safer than wherever you live now. I would say it is a tourist trap in the morning too if you are in the actual area around the mosque, and that probably doesn't change at night.
I can't tell if you mean legitimate massages or illegitimate massages (you can tell the difference fairly easily. You aren't going to get surprised with a hand down your pants if the place has a storefront facing a road with unobstructed windows. A good rule of thumb is if the place has a woman standing outside with shoes that you wouldn't want to walk in for more than 5 minutes, the rates increase in large increments with them starting at a cheap standard massage, and you don't see anyone getting a massage in the front, then it's not a regular massage. Trust your gut.)
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It takes about 15 - 20 minutes from your hotel (Hotel Parc Sovereign) to reach Kampong Glam either via foot or public transport. You can either google the route yourself or enquire the directions from your hotel's... More
It takes about 15 - 20 minutes from your hotel (Hotel Parc Sovereign) to reach Kampong Glam either via foot or public transport. You can either google the route yourself or enquire the directions from your hotel's concierge
The last time I visited the Malay Heritage Museum (formerly the Istana Kampong Glam), the admission was free.
And don't you worry about food wise. You'll be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of cafes and restaurants along Bussorah Street. I would suggest catching an early breakfast at Kampong Glam Cafe. A lovely coffee shop where tourists rub shoulders with the locals :)
Have fun in Singapore!