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“A very nice neighbourhood”
Review of Arab Street

Arab Street
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US$75.00*
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Small-Group Singapore Highlights Bike Tour
Ranked #86 of 895 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 December 9, 2017

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 a Swedish cafe in the area ("Fika") that has nothing to do with arab culture. But as a fellow Swede, I found it excellent to be able to have baked goods from home available on the other side of the world.

Thank Fredrik E
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 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
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

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 is a cat cafe where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a bunch of domesticated cats... if you're into that sort of thing.

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

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
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

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
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