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Arab Street District

Travel Guide
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.

Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road (SG Clean)
Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
769 North Bridge Road, Singapore
The price is SG$110 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sultan Mosque and Haji Lane. Bugis Street Shopping District and Golden Mile Complex are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (154 reviews)
"Overall was quite pleasant. I really like the front desk receptionists for their friendliness and hospitality, especially this filipino short hair lady. I forgotten to check what's her name. She was really nice to give me a bottle of water to cool down on a hot afternoon."

Reviewed on 21 Dec,2020

Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road (SG Clean)
Andaz Singapore - a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Singapore - a concept by Hyatt
5 out of 5
5 Fraser Street, Singapore
The price is SG$412 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kampong Glam, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bugis Junction Shopping Center, Bugis Street Shopping District, and Sultan Mosque. Haji ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (869 reviews)
"Free room upgrade, attentive services."

Reviewed on 27 Jun,2021

Andaz Singapore - a concept by Hyatt
Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan (SG Clean)
Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
33 Jalan Sultan, Singapore
The price is SG$112 per night from 6 Sep to 6 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Mile Complex and Haji Lane. Bugis Street Shopping District and Sultan Mosque are also ...
4/5Very Good! (616 reviews)
"The vibe and the aretfacts in the room as well as the in-room jacuzzi tub were great. Staff were really helpful as well, accommodated to special requests. Overall a good stay given the price point, will come back again!"

Reviewed on 11 Jul,2021

Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan (SG Clean)
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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
The price is SG$124 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Changi Business Park and Singapore Expo. East Coast Park is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away. Expo ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,941 reviews)
"Excellent and convenient hotel. Love the stay !"

Reviewed on 15 Jun,2021

Capri by Fraser Changi City, Singapore (SG Clean)
Thanksgiving Serviced Residence
Thanksgiving Serviced Residence
3.5 out of 5
328 River Valley Road, Singapore
Located in Downtown Singapore, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, UE Square and Singapore Tyler Print Institute. Robertson ...
4.3/5Excellent! (59 reviews)
"Safe, clean & pleasant Oxley Thanksgiving Serviced Residence. Great & convenient location; with lots of restaurants/ eateries within walking distance from where we are. The team of staff is friendly & professional. Our family had a very pleasant stay here, & will definitely be back again. Thank you ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jul,2021

Thanksgiving Serviced Residence
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
The price is SG$240 per night from 10 Aug to 10 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kampong Glam, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District and Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center. Orchard Road ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (560 reviews)
"Convenient and accessible to CBD area"

Reviewed on 25 Jun,2021

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, 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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