Arab Street
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Gary_Bagus
    Sydney, Australia40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Singapore fling
    This was was my first time in Singapore after by passing the place for years. Wow what a great experience we had. Food was fantastic getting around was so easy people were friendly. We loved it. We stayed central at The Carlton Hotel.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Rita K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arab Street Singapore, must visit
    Did a self visit with work colleague for dinner. What a fun place to visit in Singapore for a local visit to the community. Fun vibe, lots of restaurants and bars to hang out. We had such a fun time and the local architecture was beautiful. Check out Derwish Turksih Hand store; had a very fun time shopping for some local tea and Turkish tea glasses!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,446 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please leave me there
    Arab Street is part of the area of Kampong Glam. Muscat street, Baghdad Street, Kandahar Street Busra and others. Sultan Mosque is located in this bustling area. Many Arabic restaurants, shops, cafes and visitors mainly tourists. Never miss this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,014 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early Morning Walk
    We visited Arab Street area in the morning and enjoyed a quiet stroll around the neighborhood. It was my second visit and glad there were no crowds at this hour so it was nicer viewing the colorful buildings, checking out the building artwork and walking around the outside of the mosque. We completed the circuit of all the streets in less than half an hour. We did find a couple of coffee shops open if one needed a caffeine fix before heading off to the next Singapore sight.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Deelah Hamid
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A photogenic place
    A nice and a must place to visit, especially if you are looking for a photogenic place to take beautiful photos. There are a lot of restaurants, mostly Turkish dishes, some small shops to buy stuffs and even some small hotels if you want to stay there. We came during Ramadhan and it was really great. Many people came there to buy foods and drinks since there is a lot of choices.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 27, 2023
  • SS
    Hyderabad, India47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely cafés
    The prayers from mosque filled the area and drown all the noise. Beautiful walk with little cafés all around. The table lined streets have people waving menus at you and inviting you in and smell of kababs fills the air during lunch and early dinner The wall graffitis across are amazing and you’d be lucky to get a picture without someone in your frame. I do not mean it the wrong way it’s just shows how popular the place is with tourists
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 17, 2023
  • kami f
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An area must be visited.
    Beautiful two story shops, restaurants and fantastic looking buildings. Many Turkish and Arabic restaurants. Beautiful Sultan mosque. An area where you can get good food and and buy souvenirs. Has a great atmosphere.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Georgie
    Perth, Australia216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arab Street shopping fun
    Lovely place to visit with heaps of shops, restaurants and cafes. So many things to look at and the locals are very friendly. I didn't go into the Sultan Mosque as it was not open to women at the time I was there, but it is very impressive from the outside. Not as crowded as Little India and Chinatown so this area is a hidden gem of Singapore and a must see.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 22, 2024
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MLSingapore
Singapore, Singapore219 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Arab Street is terrible in term of shopping for middle east or Turkish lighting or plates. All the shop did not have price tag and the staff see you as a tourist and give you a super unreasonable price, and then pretend to be friendly with you and sell you an items with "big"discount".Its not worth the trip and nothing really outstanding there. For people who been to Turkey or middle east, the people there are much honest than Arab street, the product quality are way better than Arab street, and most importantly the price are way cheaper. For those who did not been to Turkey, my advice is go there only look but don't buy anything which will regret 100%. My friend brought a Turkish light and the plug is two pin and light bulb is not LED. The light became so hot after switch on for a while...

If you looking for something reflects the Singapore's multi- culture, Go Chinatown, there is a lot nice and long history shop which you can get nice and meaningful items in a very reasonable price, including Turkish lighting...
Written November 6, 2020
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linfame
Singapore, Singapore608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
because of covid I thought it was appropriate to show places
in singapore... where it is fun to see and sketch... urban sketching
is a world wide wonderful thing to do... here it is .. Arab street
this place is the extension where you can enjoy your food alfresco
along the side street .. at the zam zam restaurant.
Written April 27, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States5,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited Arab Street area in the morning and enjoyed a quiet stroll around the neighborhood.

It was my second visit and glad there were no crowds at this hour so it was nicer viewing the colorful buildings, checking out the building artwork and walking around the outside of the mosque.

We completed the circuit of all the streets in less than half an hour. We did find a couple of coffee shops open if one needed a caffeine fix before heading off to the next Singapore sight.
Written October 20, 2023
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Lakehouse15
Byron Bay, Australia142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A very colourful place to walk through with the aroma of spices and coffee surround you. Many eating options as well as retails opportunities. The colours and unique shops were great to see. Plenty of local culture to experience
Written January 11, 2023
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Barry C
Perth, Australia82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Capadocia Turkish restaurant was great and offered fine, freshly made food. The street has many Turkish restaurants all eager to attract the small number of customers walking the colourful street. If we had more time, we could have tried some other restaurants in the same area as they all looked very promising and offering the best of middle eastern food.
Written October 26, 2022
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Aslam_Sherif
London, UK756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
When you walk through the streets it feels like you are in middle east. Sultan Mosque is the big attraction in the area which brings many tourists to this area to pray in the mosque. There are many Arabic and Turkish restaurants and cafes near the mosque. There are shops selling rugs and clothes there are also many souvenir shops. Malay neighborhood very interesting as shops selling handicraft, Arabic and Turkish items. This is a must visit if you are in Singapore.
Written May 21, 2020
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Fred T
Reno, NV741 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I went to this area to eat lunch. I looked at the menus of many restaurants. What I was seeing was over priced (seemed like a tourist trap), so I got nothing (went to Little India instead). There is a nice view of the mosque. On the weekend, cars are not allowed, so it is a safe place to walk.
Written February 3, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,093 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Arab Street is an entire street of shops. It is more fabric and rugs as you can go from one shop to the next. It is more shop and open with vehicles than the trinkets and narrow experience on neighboring Haji. My wife enjoyed her time and found a great place to buy scarfs for her friends. You will enjoy the shopping here. It is also the entrance to the Sultan Mosque
Written April 8, 2020
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,978 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Arab Street is a colorful and interesting neighborhood area to take a stroll. It was up about a block from the Andaz Hotel where we were staying. Also, accessible from the Bugis MRT stop. The Sultan Mosque towers over the quaint bright hued shops and side streets and alleyways. Many cafés and restaurants, bakeries and snack shops. A refreshing break from high rise and touristy spots in Singapore. An hour should do it. The main street, Arab St, sidewalks are full of fabric and garment shops and difficult to maneuver but the small side streets and alleyways are more wheelchair accessible.
Written March 18, 2023
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Deelah Hamid
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
A nice and a must place to visit, especially if you are looking for a photogenic place to take beautiful photos. There are a lot of restaurants, mostly Turkish dishes, some small shops to buy stuffs and even some small hotels if you want to stay there. We came during Ramadhan and it was really great. Many people came there to buy foods and drinks since there is a lot of choices.
Written October 27, 2023
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