Kampong Glam
Kampong Glam
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Its major landmark, the Sultan Mosque, sits in the heart of this enclave and is open to all visitors, as is the nearby Malay Heritage Centre, where you’ll learn about Malay history and culture.
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  • Loke-Alrasheed
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Treasures of Kampong Glam
    Wonderful stories and history of all the sites along the way from awesome architecture of Parkview Square and its surroundings to the Sultan Mosque & Istana; Temples; street art & boutiques along Haji Lane, Middle Eastern Scents to the infamous Bugis Street of old; all the way to the Religion hub of Waterloo Street. Our guide Cheyenne has a wonderful personality; full of knowledge and very responsible in ensuring the safety of the group as well as ensuring the group stay together. I definitely had a great time and will look forward to doing more tours with IndieSingapore.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 10, 2023
  • anton2010Aus
    Singapore166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steeped in History
    Kampong Gelam has over the years evolved into a renowned district for culture, entertainment, food and arts and many small shop type houses used to proffer many wears. It’s very much a place rich in its diversity, history and vibrance and draws locals from across the country to its dazzling centre. Whilst here I saw many tourists from international waters both young and old alike who flocked to visit the many beautiful places.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,446 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Muslim Quarter
    Centred busy Arab Street, Kampong Glam is known as Singapore’s Muslim Quarter. Notable landmarks here include the golden domed Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre. Clothing boutiques, street art and trendy cafes line Haji Lane.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mysteriously Middle Eastern
    Kampong Glam is Singapore's Muslim Quarter with the major highlights the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre. It's another vibrant neighborhood in Singapore with many shops stocking products of Middle Eastern origin and restaurants offering fare from a variety of countries. The area is mostly pedestrian with vehicular traffic heavily restricted. Haji Lane has a number of boutiques and is renowned as a shoppers paradise..
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • SuOM
    Sydney, Australia855 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved
    For the short stay we had in Singapore, we fell in love with kampong glam. It had everything we wanted to experience in a country, in parts heavy with traditional Singaporean Malay culture and some parts more western. Beautiful mosques with amazing Athan ( call to prayer) situated all around kampong glam, which you could hear simultaneously come prayer time. Restaurants at very turn street art of the walls clean sweeped roads well maintained parks. Everything about kampong glam we love. Kampong glam we loved you.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 11, 2024
  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, Washington1,680 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Singapore’s vibrant Muslim Quarter - definitely worth the walking tour we took
    We took the MRT to get to Kampong Glam, Singapore's Muslim Quarter. You cannot miss the prominent Sultan Mosque with its large golden dome. From there, we enjoyed the alleys with so many beautiful shops and large colorful murals. Many buildings have vibrant blue and white paints, or gold and white paints. Lots of textiles to pick from, if you are shopping for them. Watched a guy load up on meats, tower of meats, onto the rotisserie skewer. Getting ready to make gyros for tourists. This is a fabulous place to people watch. We really enjoyed the vibe.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore825 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slowly losing its vibes....visit ASAP
    After a hearty meal at Golden Mile Hawker Center, we walked down to Kampong Glam via the alleyway and were able to capture a few photogenic spots. There are many Muslims food stalls and souvenirs shops as you explore the various streets in Kampong Glam. Do not be put off by the back alleys as one could view artistic wall murals therein. It's slowly losing its authentic vibes as more and more shops, F&B march in....
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Roberts69
    Northampton, United Kingdom18,319 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recommend a visit to anyone spending a couple of days in Singapore.
    I really like the Kampong Glam district of Singapore with its stunning 200 year old Sultan Mosque, the many eating and drinking establishments, the colourful painted side streets, (Haji Lane is buzzing), and the independent shops and traders. I have visited this area many times and it is great both during the day and at night. At the end of March / early April they have a food festival in this area which is great to visit to sample the various street foods on offer, many of which are Malay. I recommend a visit to anyone spending a couple of days in Singapore.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 11, 2024
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mjail5
Perth, Australia1,460 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We walked past the Masjid Sultan and street with mainly Turkish restaurants yet to open for business in search for breakfast but managed to find only one place open. The nasi lemak was only OK but the rice with bedegil/tofu was yummy.

We walked past some art murals before reaching Gedung Kuning and the Heritage Centre. Sadly, the Heritage Centre is closed on Mondays. The whole area was very quiet in the morning. We ventured to where Masjid Hajjah Fatimah was but it stated that it was only open for prayers on specific times and on other times by appointment.

It appears that one should only come here after lunch as the place was dead in the morning.
Written August 3, 2022
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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We took the MRT to get to Kampong Glam, Singapore's Muslim Quarter. You cannot miss the prominent Sultan Mosque with its large golden dome. From there, we enjoyed the alleys with so many beautiful shops and large colorful murals. Many buildings have vibrant blue and white paints, or gold and white paints. Lots of textiles to pick from, if you are shopping for them.

Watched a guy load up on meats, tower of meats, onto the rotisserie skewer. Getting ready to make gyros for tourists. This is a fabulous place to people watch. We really enjoyed the vibe.
Written March 20, 2024
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eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
After a hearty meal at Golden Mile Hawker Center, we walked down to Kampong Glam via the alleyway and were able to capture a few photogenic spots. There are many Muslims food stalls and souvenirs shops as you explore the various streets in Kampong Glam. Do not be put off by the back alleys as one could view artistic wall murals therein.

It's slowly losing its authentic vibes as more and more shops, F&B march in....
Written April 9, 2024
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SuOM
Sydney, Australia855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
For the short stay we had in Singapore, we fell in love with kampong glam.
It had everything we wanted to experience in a country, in parts heavy with traditional Singaporean Malay culture and some parts more western.
Beautiful mosques with amazing Athan ( call to prayer) situated all around kampong glam, which you could hear simultaneously come prayer time.
Restaurants at very turn street art of the walls clean sweeped roads well maintained parks.
Everything about kampong glam we love.
Kampong glam we loved you.
Written January 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Loke-Alrasheed
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Wonderful stories and history of all the sites along the way from awesome architecture of Parkview Square and its surroundings to the Sultan Mosque & Istana; Temples; street art & boutiques along Haji Lane, Middle Eastern Scents to the infamous Bugis Street of old; all the way to the Religion hub of Waterloo Street. Our guide Cheyenne has a wonderful personality; full of knowledge and very responsible in ensuring the safety of the group as well as ensuring the group stay together. I definitely had a great time and will look forward to doing more tours with IndieSingapore.
Written May 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Kampong Glam is Singapore's Muslim Quarter with the major highlights the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre. It's another vibrant neighborhood in Singapore with many shops stocking products of Middle Eastern origin and restaurants offering fare from a variety of countries. The area is mostly pedestrian with vehicular traffic heavily restricted. Haji Lane has a number of boutiques and is renowned as a shoppers paradise..
Written December 27, 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Centred busy Arab Street, Kampong Glam is known as Singapore’s Muslim Quarter. Notable landmarks here include the golden domed Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre. Clothing boutiques, street art and trendy cafes line Haji Lane.
Written September 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I really like the Kampong Glam district of Singapore with its stunning 200 year old Sultan Mosque, the many eating and drinking establishments, the colourful painted side streets, (Haji Lane is buzzing), and the independent shops and traders. I have visited this area many times and it is great both during the day and at night. At the end of March / early April they have a food festival in this area which is great to visit to sample the various street foods on offer, many of which are Malay. I recommend a visit to anyone spending a couple of days in Singapore.
Written April 12, 2024
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1Joybelle
Melbourne, Australia248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This area was in the same area as our hotel. It is so interesting and each street had something different to offer. From restaurants, including the Blu Jazz Cafe, to exquisite fabrics to rows of ribbons. There is also a large mosque in the centre of the area. The walking tour provided in the tourist map is worth taking
Written January 20, 2020
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Jim M
Melbourne, Australia84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Singapore is a very modern, immaculately clean and green city. But if you want to escape the high-rise glitz, go to Kampong Glam. Glam definitely doesn't mean glamorous!! That said, it is an authentic neighbourhood with original style houses and shops and a "real" feel to it. My wife was particularly impressed with the number of fabric shops offering a massive range of fabrics of every quality from around the world. The silks were really beautiful. There's also a big range of Middle Eastern restaurants to choose from.
Written March 1, 2020
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