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Arab Street

Kampong Glam, Singapore 18 Singapore
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  • Arab StreetPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Feb 19, 2014

    Carpet sellers, fabric shops, a lovely mosque and some fantastic Middle-Eastern food: that's Arab Street. More picturesque in my opinion than Little India, a good way to kill a couple of hours is to wander thru first one, and then the other of these colorful neighborhoods, snacking as you go.

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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  • Arab StreetPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 03, 2013

    The center of one of Singapore's distinctive ethnic neighborhoods. Well worth a visit. Good food, interesting shopping, and a good example of the Singaporean melting pot.

    Recommended for:Local CultureVegetarianBudget TravelersHistory Buffs
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  • Arab StreetPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 28, 2013

    Arab Street is such a lively and interesting street based in the Arab Quarter. Singapore has a gentrified feel to the city-state, so it's refreshing to see a genuine part of the city that feels unvarnished. Plus, there's a majestic looking mosque located here, and it's the oldest in Singapore.

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  • Arab Street
    Andrew Batten
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    4 Jan 10, 2014

    Interesting place to visit to eat and shop. Sipping "Tea Halia" outside and watching the world go by is a must.

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  • Arab StreetPro 2014
    Yanti
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    3 Jan 10, 2014

    If you want to avoid all the hustle and bustle of Singapore, visit Arab Street. You will see the other side of Singapore where it feels like time "moves slower" compared to the rest of the city. I enjoyed browsing all the little shops at Arab Street and next door Haj Lane

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  • Arab Street
    Katy Paterson
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Interesting area and fun to take a stroll. Check out what the different shops have to offer and there are a few restaurants on Arab St. also. Located close to the CBD area.

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    Vishal Mehra
    5 Jan 10, 2014

    What do you want to eat today in terms of cuisine and where do you want to enjoy bellydancing. Well Arab street has it all, charming small restaurants and Loads of Shisha Places and Bars to enjoy.

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  • Arab Street
    James Wyche
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Your one stop shop for all things arab, was an amazing place to chill, have a kebab and smoke shesha.

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    Dean Fowles
    5 Jan 10, 2014

    I love Arab street, it has an authentic feel of old Singapore. A walk down Haji Lane and you can enjoy good Halal Food, smoke a Sheesha pipe and hear live music. Not your style? Awesome Mexican food awaits you at Piedra Negra located at the corner of Haji Lane and Beach Road across from the Parkroyal hotel!

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  • Arab Street
    Joanne G.
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Singapore is always knocked for being a little too new and sterile, too Disneyland Asia. I think that's why I like Arab Street (and Little India too). There's still an authentic feeling here-- The restaurants and cafes feel "real"...they've less of a trendy atmosphere and are a lot more relaxed. Browse the fabric and rug shops, eat some middle eastern or halal Indian food, and make a point to come back at night to smoke some sheesha at a cafe. The latter is popular amongst the younger generation here, and the crowd makes for a fun experience.

    I've only been here a handful of times, but I think I'll make it a point to spend some wandering the streets on my next visit.

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  • Arab Street
    Tomoaki Eto
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    4 Jan 26, 2012

    現地の友人に連れて行ってもらった中近東料理のレストランはよかった。
    水タバコを吸う人々が怪しい雰囲気を醸し出していた。

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    Daisy Zhou
    4 Jan 03, 2013

    Very exotic!

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    Adi Citra
    4 Jul 14, 2012

    Shooping

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    Giri Tarai
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    welcom

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    3 Oct 22, 2011
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    4 Oct 30, 2012
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    Zawisza Czarny
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    4 Oct 01, 2011
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3.5 out of 5
25 member's reviews
373 people visited Arab Street
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On the island nation of Singapore, there is an outpost of Arab culture located on what is referred to as Arab Street. Arab Street is an area, that is home to many shops and cafes, along with the oldest mosque in Singapore. Shoppers can find handicrafts such as oriental carpets, rattan products, varied textiles, and perfumes. The Sultan Mosque, built in 1928, is available for tours at certain ... read more
times. Originally a royal residence built in 1820, the Kampong Glam Palace is now a Malay Heritage Museum, which displays Malay history and culture.

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