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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Singapore 199745, Singapore
Kampong Glam
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of shops and a busy place in the evening, but honestly, not much to be seen. A few places to get a Turkish coffee, the Mosque is impressive and in its own style offer quite a contrast with the rest of the Singapore architecture....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ClubGGG
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love strolling down Arab street looking at the beautiful fabrics and rugs, Middle Eastern glass lamps and textiles at Dilip Textiles (their scarves and table linens are truly amazing and the customer service unparalleled). Have a dress made to emulate your favorite red-carpet look....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 589katherynf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arab Street is located in the middle of the Haji Lane, Sultan Mosque, and the surrounding conclave of shophouses, art centers and tourist businesses. There are Arab food choices and souvenirs. If you decide to come visit, take a little time exploring the conclave around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank poh3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought it was ok. Few Arab restaurants to try from. There are quite a few textile shops and souvenir shops.You do get a lot of people inviting you to eat at their restaurant. Overall was an alright experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank mo_aiguille
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a wide variety of goods that the stores sell. A lot of cheaper souvenirs, low quality silk scarves, and carpet. However, still interesting to roam through for the cafes and window shopping. The mosque is interesting to drop by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank qiqi925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Arab Street quite a few times for dinner. Great atmosphere and good middle eastern food. A bit overpriced in certain restaurants due to their strategic locations. But such a wonderful festive ambience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snehanshu M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you plan on visiting the Sultan Mosque,please check online for their visiting hours!! They only allow visitors at certain timings. Food is rather expensive and there are mostly turkish-inspired restaurants and cafes.I recommend going to Zam Zam Restaurant(5 mins from Sultan Mosque) as they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MissNia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arab street is local, small, quaint and everything you dont think Singapore is! There are nice little restaurants and shops, but other than that not really worth travelling for, but if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeineHustedH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please do yourself a favor and save your time and money by not going there, take it from an Arab (me) there is nothing related to Arabs in that street or area! Waste of time, not to mention the restaurants there where the food is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Obatayyah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Experienced Arab Street on our Trishaw ride. When we were done with the Trishaw we came back and walked thru the street. Definitely someone worth seeing while in Singapore

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JustinFree08
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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
...More
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Catherine E
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Amila Dananjaya D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Bugis Street MRT Station is just around 500 meters away from Bugis Street. That should be the closest.
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omarfadli
July 3, 2016|
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Response from BulliedbyChangi | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Parkroyal on Beach Rd and the serviced apartments if your staying seven days or more
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Lina C
March 11, 2015|
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Response from jochenulrike | Reviewed this property |
I think you can park in all the surrounding streets. We staid on Sultan street and there was parking available.
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AmituIndia
Mumbai
Bugis Street/Bugis Junction/Arab Street (9 Replies)
Greetings, My wife and I arrive late afternoon at the PE hotel. After checking in, we intend to visit bugis/arab street area. What is the difference between bugis street and bugis junction? Should we spend some time in Arab street, see Sultan Mosque and Haji lane and then head into Bugis from there after dark? We both are street food lovers and love flea-street markets. Please suggest. Thanks Amit
February 12, 2011|
Response fromhuow|
hi, Bugis junction is a mall, it is also linked to a mrt station. Bugis street market is opposite Bugis Junction, across Victoria street.
Samah S
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Group Tour Visti> (8 Replies)
Hi All, I dont really have much experience in travelling but I did the below plan to visit Singapore,Some of the Trip Advisor members helped me to fix it also,But my question is ?Do you suggest me to visit all these places alone using the public transportstion Or it is better to register in Singapore Group tour visitS?Which one will be better? Another thing I'm really worried about the transporation and the walking distances to reach the bus or mentro stops?So please advise me about the...More
January 25, 2015|
Response fromAvanti_SG|
Samah, Public transportation in Singapore is excellent. I think I have given you this link below before. Using gothere online mapping tool is the best way to find out about costs, public transport routes and options, and how far from a bus stop or MRT station the attraction is. Or, use streetdirectory. I like it because you can also search for your hotel, then enter in say Botanic Gardens and click on get directions. Even bus stops are shown on streetdirectory map, and when you click on...More
haihaphoto
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5 days in Singapore itinerary (17 Replies)
Hi, can you pls help us plan a 5-day Singapore tour itinerary which includes the following infor: 1) Arrival at 12.30am on 20 May 2012 at airport and stay at Pagoda treet, singapore and leave @ 19.00 on 24 May. 2) Jurong Bird Park, Sentosa, Universal Studios, Clarke Quay, Orchid Garden, Mustafa Centre, Little India, Arab street, Orchard Road, Chinatown, Suntec City Mall, Boat Quay, marina Bay, Esplanade Theatre, Japanese and Chinese garden, Joo Chiat Street, Geylang street, bugis,...More
May 18, 2012|
Response fromArya N|
'We'll be highly obliged if you can work out a Singapore tour itinerary for us.'... have you done enough research before planning your trip?! Singapore is a compact city/island to explore. It's more than easy to plan your own itinerary or ask your travel agent to work it for you. Your topic has been repeatedly many many times. The easiest way start from Singapore Tourism Official website, i'm sure you know Mr. Google.