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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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Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
Arab Street
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lindsay p
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hm2706
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

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). In...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nadia089
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joehiroth
Reviewed January 24, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kpiddy
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 27, 2016|
Response from Jordan B | Reviewed this property |
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
January 14, 2015|
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Response from pilgrim6789 | Reviewed this property |
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