Arab Street has become famous for its halal food, and also boasts a number of Middle Eastern restaurants serving a range of regional delicacies. Several establishments even have shisha pipes on the menu too. Turkish cuisine is particularly popular in the Arab Street district. Alcoholic beverages are hard to come by in the district, although there are plenty of cafés that offer a laid-back social atmosphere. Even the nearby Bugis district is relatively short on after-hour establishments.Shopping
Batik and silk shops are common along Arab Street. Many of the old-style shophouses still stand today, now home to antique dealers, IT services and other contemporary businesses. The nearby area of Bugis is packed with shopping facilities, from the bargains of Sungei Road Thieves Market, to the bustling alleyways of Bugis Junction.