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Arab Street

48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, Singapore
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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 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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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sultan mosque” (56 reviews)
“fabric shops” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, Singapore
Kampong Glam
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"haji lane"
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"sultan mosque"
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"fabric shops"
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"turkish food"
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"middle eastern food"
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"beautiful mosque"
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"murtabak"
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"interesting shops"
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"kampong glam"
in 39 reviews
"shop houses"
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"little india"
in 56 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"walk around"
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"textiles"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place with lots of shopping. They have a lot of Turkish shops so if you like Turkish hand painted tiles, lamps, bowls and plates then this is the place for you. Lot of good food options and you can walk to the Singapore Flyer...More

Thank Farzanaf28
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buy affordable luxurious fabrics, textiles, carpets, porcelains, buttons and ribbons! Enjoy delightful eateries too!

Thank chrisk82018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked it so much in the day decided to back for dinner and was not disappointed. So much worth once you are in Singapore

Thank arcloe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

CYC+CG ( 18.07.15 ) My family visited this area on our way go Sultan Mosque. The way to mosque was shorter than I think, but the mood was good like as Arab. Many arab restaurant was operating, and we enjoyed this mood.

1  Thank CanisHan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst interesting to see and walk down I did gain the impression that if you are a tourist the you were ripe to be fleeced by high prices for items perhaps of questionable quality. I wouldn’t be spending my cash in the street and I...More

2  Thank tranzactnow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arab street is clearly designed to fleece tourists with restaurants filled with overpriced food and souvenirs. It is a relatively small area with not much to look at if you're not into buying fabric, rugs or lamps. There is much better and less expensive halal...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its just another street nothing special, however nice Mediterranean food to enjoy. Should not spend more than 30 minutes roaming in the area.

Thank Londoner C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here during afternoon. There are nice shops and restaurants but during our visit it looked bit deserted. Visits to Masjid Sultan and Malay Heritage Centre were the highlight of our visit to the Arab Street.

Thank vasavapr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much of a shopping street. Mainly sightseeing. A nice mosque there but not allowed to enter. Quite hot to walk in the day, maybe the evening/night would be better.

Thank jasontehbe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time, good food, nice evening walk! You can go there in late evening take a walk.. checkout things on the street and yes have good food!

Thank Aastha2015
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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
coloured 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 Centre and one of Singapore’s most
...More
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Catherine E
26 December 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
3 July 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
11 March 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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