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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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“haji lane” (84 reviews)
“sultan mosque” (56 reviews)
“fabric shops” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, Singapore
Kampong Glam
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located adjacent to the mosque, this lovely neighbourhood offers great dining, interesting shopping, and very nice people to converse with. I would recommend setting a few hours aside to enjoy the area, walking causally around and see where it takes you. Funnily enough, there is...More

Thank Fredrik E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area for a walk among the beautiful old houses. Lots of cafes and restaurants and a really friendly and different feel in the middle of the city.

Thank xmats
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped by Arab street as part of a "tour" with a couple of friends who live in Singapore. Nothing spectacular. if you are pressed for time and this is one of the choices you have, go elsewhere. or better yet, right around the corner...More

Thank USA_NJ_expat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a Visit if you want Cloth or a Tailor , some nice restaurants and the Mosque is pretty impressive , Do visit Haiji Lane as it is in the same area & has a more 70's Hippy Vibe to it.

Thank Waitin4lotto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we found arab street a pleasurable experience to walk down.There are a number of fabric shops mixed with food stalls of varying cultures.Haji lane is a little laneway off arab street where there are alot of boutique shops , bars, and restaurants.

Thank Lauris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is a historical place with lots of great food options and bars.. must visit and have some good time.. weekend time is so busy and life music available

Thank Benbahrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many shops here; especially from the Turkish and Lebanese traders. There are also a couple of Chinese shops too. It's very vibrant and filled with people from all walks of life, both locals and foreigners alike. There are lots of beautiful murals along...More

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arab street runs parallel to Ophir road & stretches from Rochor canal road on one side & ends at the junction of Beach road in the central part of Singapore. Similar to China town & Little India, it is a conservation area under Kampong Glam....More

1  Thank InsightSuite
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It was more of a turkish and labanese street to be specific.. there were some chinese shops too.. Food offered is not authentic and very expensive. Negative marks and not visiting again....

1  Thank zyazdani
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I unfortunately visited the area at seven thirty in the evening and found most stores closed. That made it difficult to capture the vibe of the area. Haji Lane was quite hard to find too... even the locals didn't know how to direct me. Once...More

1  Thank Angie B
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
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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
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.