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Kampong Glam

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Kampong Glam

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A Singapore landmark, the Marina Bay Sands Skypark hangs poised atop the three towers of the waterfront Marina Bay Sands complex—and offers some of the city’s best views. Gain entry to the Observation Deck on the 57th floor and admire Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, and so much more. Your ticket includes an audio guide, but do be aware that the Infinity Pool is reserved for hotel guests.
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Chelsea B wrote a review Nov 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom1821 contributions563 helpful votes
Singapore's "Muslim Quarter", which has transformed over the years from an Islamic hub full of Arab traders to a Hipster pilgrimage, loved this area
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Date of experience: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
kim buay p wrote a review Nov 2020
Singapore, Singapore9370 contributions1007 helpful votes
"Kampong Glam" was derived from the Gelam tree which grew in abundance in the area long ago. One group of immigrants was the the successful and influential Arab traders who left their indelible mark when streets in the area were named after Arabian cities such as Arab Street, Bussorah Street, Muscat Street and Baghdad Street in the early 1910s For my self-guided walk, I focused on some heritage buildings, type of shophouses, some murals and rest stop for food to replenish the energy and to rest the legs. The following is the route I took with my friends. We met at Nicoll Highway MRT station. 1) Hajjah Fatimah Mosque dubbed as "Leaning Tower of Singapore" 2) The Sultan heritage hotel 3) Alsagoff Arab School 4) Former Chong Cheng and Chong Pun School (now Aliwal Arts centre)-An example of Art Deco/Tropical Deco building with the iconic flagstaff at the front facade. 5) North Bridge Road where there is a row of colourful Early Shophouse style quite like those colourful houses in Burano. 6) Between North Bridge Road and Victoria Street, there are five lanes named after fruits [Jln Klapa-coconut, Jln Kledek-sweet potato, Jln Pisang-banana, Jln Pinang-areca nut and a graveyard (Jln Kubor)]. There are some murals by Ernest Zacharevic on the walls of the shophouses facing Victoria Street. At Jln Pinang, there are two Yip Yew Chong's Murals titled "Kampong Glam" and "Satay Man". 7) Sultan Mosque 8) Bussorah Street (pedestrian zone). It is flanked by a row of simple Early style shophouses on one side and, on the other, by Late style shophouses with elaborate façade ornamentations. Thirteen of them ( the only ones left in Singapore) have retained original window shutters that can be swung out into the five-foot-way to display goods. An example can be seen at No.41 9) Gelam Gallery can be found in the two back alleys on either side of Bussorah Street. it is an open air art gallery. 10) Malay heritage Centre 11) Gedung Kuning 12) Kandahar Street. No. 18 is a typical Art Deco building. No 20 is only unit with a pop-out balcony (Shanghai Deco style) Nos 44-54 are examples of Late Shophouse styles with lots of ornamentation. Many displayed fretwork decorations on the eaves of the roof, thus reflecting the influence from traditional Malay building design. 13) Rest stop at Got Luck cafe at Kandahar Street 14) Baghdad street- cafes offering teh halia and teh tarik 15) Sultan Gate used to be popular for its blacksmith shops but there is none left here. There is a Yip Yew Chong Mural here depicting the different ways of making coffee. 16) Haji Lane-narrowest street in Singapore with lots of attractive, colourful murals 17) Bali Lane with its Pita Bread shop and the corner, huge and colourful mural at the junction with Beach Road. 18) Lunch at Prince Coffee House at Beach Road. 19) After lunch, we walked along the colourful Arab Street to our bus stop at Victoria Street.
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Date of experience: November 2020
4 Helpful votes
Grover R wrote a review Apr 2020
Pensacola, Florida11060 contributions961 helpful votes
Singapore has 3 ethnic influenced neighborhoods and the Kampong Glam is the Malaysian Muslim district. The others are Little India and Chinatown. The Kampong Glam is original neighborhood provided to the Sultan and Temenggong when the British colonized. Today is an enclave of smaller, traditional merchant homes surrounded by high rises. While I felt this neighborhood offered the least to see in terms of attractions (essentially the Sultan Mosque is it), it does offer great shopping on Arab Street and Haji Lane. It is one of the 3 neighborhoods you have to see, but really just plan to shop.
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
macedonboy wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom146639 contributions100892 helpful votes
This district is what used to be known as the Muslim Quarters and many of the sights, landmarks and streets give testimony of its former name. Some of the best landmarks and sights in this area include The Gem Museum, Masjid Sultan, Arab Street and the psychedelic Haji Street. It’s worth coming here to see the many attractions.
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Date of experience: March 2020
28 Helpful votes
IRHS wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester191 contributions72 helpful votes
I did a walking tour here and they were able to explain the history of the area, showed you the best places and where to take great photos
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Date of experience: February 2020
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