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Arab Street

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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 historic...

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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Colourful Street in Singapore

While walking down from Lavender's we decided to explore this side of Singapore . The Street has narrow lanes which are built creatively with a good art over it . Sultan Mosque... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While walking down from Lavender's we decided to explore this side of Singapore . The Street has narrow lanes which are built creatively with a good art over it . Sultan Mosque and Kampong Glam are two sites which attracts maximum tourists . The Street is full of diverse eateries and has middle eastern bend of clothing and accessories shops... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit and Mosque is beautiful. Nice painted narrow street with shopping options and for foodies

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to savour some good food then Arab Street is the place...but the only downside is that there are not many options available... You can reach here from Lavender MRT or Bugis Interchange MRT.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a lot of time exploring the shops along Arab Street. Beware of the shop keepers who stand at their shop entrance urging you to come in and buy! I succumbed to several lengths of fabric, also some pot stands in a Turkish shop with beautiful lamps and ceramic ware.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice to stroll around the streets.Most shops didn't open until 12 so plan your trip accordingly.

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting area around and including Arab Street. Lots of colourful wall art in the narrow streets. Plenty of places to eat with a variety of foods. Lots of shops and stalls for gifts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Smaller than what you imagine. Visit after 10 am or later in the evening when it is cooler. Great architecture but there are more interesting things to go and see in Singapore if time is limited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone should go there once while traveling in Singapore. There is also many shops you can shop.there is many variety of place where u can eat foods

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must do in Singapore. Lots of great scenery, from the colonial style buildings, to the amazing Mosque, wall art and excellent food restaurants and stalls. At night the street is closed to cars so it comes alive with lots of people walking around and enjoying the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It takes my heart to Eden when I woke up on Monday morning sometimes at 5+ am in December to hear the call of the prayer [Azan Subuh] in Kg Glam [Arab Street]. This was the first time I ever heard this call in Singapore as Kg Glam has been declared a National Heritage. Good - as this spices up... More 

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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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