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Address: 48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, 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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Great Area for many different reasons

Taking friends for a first time visit, she was amazed by the number of materiel stores and all things related to sewing. A paradise for sewers. The area is fascinating with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arab street is full of very unique and hip boutiques as well as a beautiful mosque. Spend time here to get a sense of the art and culture that exists in Singapore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice and clean place to have a drink and chill while shopping at Campong glam area. Coffee was good, very helpful and kind staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking friends for a first time visit, she was amazed by the number of materiel stores and all things related to sewing. A paradise for sewers. The area is fascinating with the mosque near by dominating the scene. Many little shops to explore for bargains and gifts. Also a number of local Cafes to try.

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Amritsar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is nice place to get feel of arab, and nice eatries and nice shopping area, good palm tress enhances the feel of area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Singapore is unique in the perfect coexistence of all cultures, Arab street is an example. I would recommend finding one of the small restaurants for lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively and colorful neighborhood filled with great restaurants, bars and interesting shops. My boyfriend and I only spent one evening there, but we had a great dinner. Lots of choices, both local as well as western fare. It's a good spot for an evening stroll, dinner and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this area. Its different and interesting area with colonial kind of architecture. Small shops and restaurants on both sides of the street with a view of beautiful Masjid Sultan. Lively place with people in evening with lot of food outlets of arab/turkish food options can say 'middle east off singapore' :) A must visit place which gives you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to travel to India. You can find some great pieces of jewelry, rugs, fabrics and dishes. You will see the best gold craftsmen around. You must go to see the jewelry. The intricate details on the necklace and bracelets is like no other. They allow you to try it on and experience that wow feeling. While there stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love heading down to Arab street. From shops to cafes and to pubs. For the young and the old. Good location for photography.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this place. Ir has a wonderful mesquete and reallt nice arab silk. Nor expensive but you have to bargen prices. Have something to drink in one of the bars. Loved this place. Its a must go.

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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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