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“Sandwiched between Haji lane & Muscat street”
Review of Arab Street

Arab Street
Ranked #89 of 906 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 12, 2017

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. However, the back drop to this place at night can be a glittering nearby modern building from few angles.
If arriving by train Bugis is the nearest station. More than 25 bus routes pass via nearby North Bridge road, Victoria street, Ophir road & beach road. Other nearby roads have names like Baghdad street, Bussorah street, Jalan Sultan etc.
The iconic structure nearby is that of a mosque with golden dome. Minarets of the mosque are illuminated after evening with changing lights. If properly dressed, one is allowed to visit this religious place during visiting hours. Village hotel located above Golden Landmark shopping complex is at a stone’s throw away.
The entire area has unique shop houses that offer fabric, carpet, handicrafts, perfume, carpet & lot of café & restaurants serving halal food. This is charming place with a lot of history attached to it & you will notice a different vibe that is missing in the shopping malls anywhere.

3  Thank Sharad V
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Reviewed October 29, 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
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Reviewed October 26, 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 there, I was once again left speechless that at eight in the evening, only a handful of cafes / bars were opened and the lane was dark and unappealing.
Better lighting of the area in general would be helpful, since the colorful old buildings as well as street art, are a magnet for tourists worldwide.

1  Thank Angie B
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Not as large as Chinatown or Little India, but still good to walk around and understand the diverse culture of Singapore. If you walk from Bushri Street, you can take in the beautifull pristine architecture and colour of the buildings and also pass by the mosque. Lots of alleys with textile shops, cafes and bars. A real buzz.

1  Thank SagaloutsTour
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

What a great little find this was, after being told to visit it from one of the staff members at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we were staying. After a short walk of about 1/2 an hour, we arrived and it was one fascinating location to visit which definitely is a must do. The alleys were a mix of different business, really to many to mention, as it was a very muggy day we decided to stop at a little bar for a drink, and believe me it was small but a relaxing time and cool while we had our break. After leaving we went on to find and look at the Mosque and palace. It also a must and a wonderful building inside and out, and yes photos are allowed to be taken. A must do if in Singapore for a couple of days. You can also catch the MRT to get to this location if you can’t walk the distance.

1  Thank Dianne S
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