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“Nice shops and restaurants, great for buying luxurious fabrics”
Review of Arab Street

Arab Street
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Ranked #54 of 837 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great to visit this district when you want to buy luxurious fabrics or Arabic accessories or clothing. Great variety of restaurants, including Turkish.

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Lots of fabrics. Worth a walk through just to see the Mosque! I prefered Little India and China Town! The side streets are worth a walk down too! Haji lane being the most interesting of them.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Go to try the food if you like spicy!! It was neat to walk around and experience the Arab culture and food.

Thank REF60
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

First of all do not forget to enjoy the Arabic food before starting your street journey. Do not expect high level restaurants, but there are nice places where you can experiment Arabic food like Kubus. Avoid the mosque time (Fridays 12 noon), most of the shops are closed for prayers.
down of the road you can see nice arabic coffee shops, curry powder shops, aesthetic medicine shops, perfume shops, oil shops and many other boutique shops.
There are lot of by roads, some roads are filled with silks, fabrics and cotton. and some lanes are filled with glassware; you can find nice glass carvings, colored glass windows and etc. and there is another lane for carpets. you can experience shisha too.
worth to roam around. nice experience.

Thank Chathini
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Arab Street seems to get more publicity than all the other streets in the Kampong Glam / Arab District. I urge you to investigate the other little streets nearby. Shops along Arab Street are nearly all textile shops. Just one street on from here you will find fabulous restuarants, galleries and quirky boutique shops. The pedestrianised Bussorah Street leading up to Sultan Mosque is particularly good. A lot of photos on this review aren't actually Arab Street.

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