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Address: 48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visitors who enjoy a little bargaining will find it here among the historic...

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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Besides lots of fabric stores and some restaurants selling food there isn't much around. I did enjoy eating at Zam Zam which is very closely by so check that out!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides lots of fabric stores and some restaurants selling food there isn't much around. I did enjoy eating at Zam Zam which is very closely by so check that out!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small area, friendly Middle Eastern people. Tasty set menus , and quirky boutique shops . Visited in the evening, live music outside.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You could walk around after your visit at the Sultan Masjid. Everything is extremely overpriced even the food. Walk across the street, and have lunch at ZamZam. Try their murtabak. Mouthwatering good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my fave route when visiting Singapore. Stop at Bugis Station, walk through Bugis Junction. Grab some souvenirs (and an piece of fresh fruit or two) at Bugis Market. I always continue my walk to Arab Street. Besides visiting Sultan Mosque, have at least one dinner at Kampong Glam Cafe is a must. Haji Lane is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered Arab Street on our last trip to Singapore and it has become a must do for us. Quiet and easily accessible with heaps of interesting stuff in the shops.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't really liked arab street. Nothing really interesting for me. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place, but..... no feeling at all....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are like me not in to far eastern cuisine then go to Arab street you will find great food (the restaurants there doesn't look very interesting but give it a try you will like to food) I think it was one of the best meals I have in Singapore. also you can walk around there is many shops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun street to explore. Very cheap souvenirs! Lots of yummy-looking restaurants (though quite a bit more expensive than eating in the hawker centers, obviously). Gets very busy on weekend evenings.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many arab food in this area. It is good to see how multi culture fit together in SIG. However, this area was a little bit not as clean as others.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

is a beautiful gem in Singapore. a must visit place if you are craving for Arab / Mediterranean food and goodies for eg rug from Singapore but country of origin yet to know.

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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 prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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