Arab Street District

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Arab Street District which includes a mosque, religious elements and heritage architecture
Head to this area for a taste of the Middle East, to shop for a bargain in the shophouses and to marvel at the mosques.

Arab Street, also known as Kampong Glam, forms the heart of Singapore's Muslim community. In particular, this was where Arab traders came in the early days of the colony. These days, you're just as likely to see tourists here. As one of them, enjoy delicious Arabic cuisine, sensuous perfumes and enchanting Middle Eastern architecture.

Sir Stamford Raffles designated Arab Street in Singapore's Town Plan of 1822. Today, it is still inhabited by many from that region, but also possesses an international vibe. If possible, visit Arab Street during the day – this is when the district throngs with merchants and visitors. Even if you're not planning to buy anything, it's well worth window shopping for countless carpets, perfumes and foodstuffs. If you do find something you want, don't be afraid to barter – it's all part of the fun.

Arab Street's defining landmark is the Sultan Mosque, or Masjid Sultan. It's hard to miss, owing to its grand golden dome. Built in the 19th century, the mosque has changed little since, and is in constant use by the community. It makes a superb photo opportunity, especially aglow in the mid-morning sun. Istana Kampong Glam, the former Malay palace, should also be on your itinerary.

Arab Street is packed with high-quality eateries, making it one of Singapore's finest foodie districts. The choice is wide and varied, and in no way limited to Middle Eastern. Choose from Moroccan tagines, Chinese noodles, Lebanese mezze, Japanese sushi and much more.

While in the Arab Street district, also make sure that you visit some of the surrounding streets, including Bussorah Street, Muscat Street and Baghdad Street.

The Arab Street district is close to the downtown centre of Singapore. If your accommodation is in this area, it's easy to get here by foot. If using public transport, take the East-West MRT line.

Where to stay in Arab Street District

Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
500 Jalan Sultan Road, Singapore, 199020
The price is S$157 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Excellent experience"

Reviewed on 19 Jul,2022

Hotel Boss (SG Clean)
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality (SG Clean)
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
390 Victoria Street, Singapore, 188061
The price is S$202 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (999 reviews)
Satisfied
"Walking distance to bugis mrt, clean room and the beds are very comfort to sleep, bfast not bad, house keeping is a friendly and helpful woman, excellent service !! Will come back here again to stay"

Reviewed on 3 Aug,2022

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Hotel Nuve (SG Clean)
Hotel Nuve (SG Clean)
3 out of 5
9 - 11A Jalan Pinang, Bugis, Singapore, 199141
The price is S$186 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.5/5 Good! (554 reviews)
"Room is small, like most in Singapore, but very clean and updated. We had connecting rooms with 2 baths. So really nice. The location is close to train stations and food options (about 15min. walk). We walked everywhere or took the train. We were out all day, so no need for fancy hotel. A nice ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jul,2022

Hotel Nuve (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Capri by Fraser Changi City, Singapore (SG Clean)
Capri by Fraser Changi City, Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
3 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore, 486037
The price is S$365 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,006 reviews)
"Very nice stay near the airport. We were able to take the MRT to the airport and it only took around 15 min in the early am. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a useful kitchenette and mini fridge for anyone that would like to cook."

Reviewed on 22 Jul,2022

Capri by Fraser Changi City, Singapore (SG Clean)
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore (SG Clean)
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
7500B Beach Road, Singapore, 199592
The price is S$479 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (576 reviews)
Overall pleasant stay!
"Located near Suntec city and eateries, comes with fully equiped kitchette, oven and washer-dryer but don't suggest washing the clothes as it takes ages for the dryer to dry the clothes. View at the swimming pool is awesome but need to book a slot at the receptionist counter and you have to collect ..."

Reviewed on 3 Nov,2021

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore (SG Clean)
Ascott Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
Ascott Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
11 Cairnhill Road, Singapore, 229724
The price is S$500 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Singapore. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the overall value ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (277 reviews)
Comfortable and clean rooms
"Great service and friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on 2 Jan,2022

Ascott Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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