Kampong Glam
Kampong Glam
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Its major landmark, the Sultan Mosque, sits in the heart of this enclave and is open to all visitors, as is the nearby Malay Heritage Centre, where you’ll learn about Malay history and culture.
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  • Loke-Alrasheed
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Treasures of Kampong Glam
    Wonderful stories and history of all the sites along the way from awesome architecture of Parkview Square and its surroundings to the Sultan Mosque & Istana; Temples; street art & boutiques along Haji Lane, Middle Eastern Scents to the infamous Bugis Street of old; all the way to the Religion hub of Waterloo Street. Our guide Cheyenne has a wonderful personality; full of knowledge and very responsible in ensuring the safety of the group as well as ensuring the group stay together. I definitely had a great time and will look forward to doing more tours with IndieSingapore.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 May 2023
  • anton2010Aus
    Singapore166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steeped in History
    Kampong Gelam has over the years evolved into a renowned district for culture, entertainment, food and arts and many small shop type houses used to proffer many wears. It’s very much a place rich in its diversity, history and vibrance and draws locals from across the country to its dazzling centre. Whilst here I saw many tourists from international waters both young and old alike who flocked to visit the many beautiful places.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Muslim Quarter
    Centred busy Arab Street, Kampong Glam is known as Singapore’s Muslim Quarter. Notable landmarks here include the golden domed Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre. Clothing boutiques, street art and trendy cafes line Haji Lane.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mysteriously Middle Eastern
    Kampong Glam is Singapore's Muslim Quarter with the major highlights the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre. It's another vibrant neighborhood in Singapore with many shops stocking products of Middle Eastern origin and restaurants offering fare from a variety of countries. The area is mostly pedestrian with vehicular traffic heavily restricted. Haji Lane has a number of boutiques and is renowned as a shoppers paradise..
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
  • SuOM
    Sydney, Australia855 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved
    For the short stay we had in Singapore, we fell in love with kampong glam. It had everything we wanted to experience in a country, in parts heavy with traditional Singaporean Malay culture and some parts more western. Beautiful mosques with amazing Athan ( call to prayer) situated all around kampong glam, which you could hear simultaneously come prayer time. Restaurants at very turn street art of the walls clean sweeped roads well maintained parks. Everything about kampong glam we love. Kampong glam we loved you.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
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SuOM
Sydney, Australia855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
For the short stay we had in Singapore, we fell in love with kampong glam.
It had everything we wanted to experience in a country, in parts heavy with traditional Singaporean Malay culture and some parts more western.
Beautiful mosques with amazing Athan ( call to prayer) situated all around kampong glam, which you could hear simultaneously come prayer time.
Restaurants at very turn street art of the walls clean sweeped roads well maintained parks.
Everything about kampong glam we love.
Kampong glam we loved you.
Written 11 January 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Kampong Glam is Singapore's Muslim Quarter with the major highlights the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre. It's another vibrant neighborhood in Singapore with many shops stocking products of Middle Eastern origin and restaurants offering fare from a variety of countries. The area is mostly pedestrian with vehicular traffic heavily restricted. Haji Lane has a number of boutiques and is renowned as a shoppers paradise..
Written 27 December 2023
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Steve L
Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A fantastic place to do a general wander, or somewhere to sit and eat and have a drink.
Don't miss the Murtabaks at Zam Zams - to die for...
Written 3 November 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Centred busy Arab Street, Kampong Glam is known as Singapore’s Muslim Quarter. Notable landmarks here include the golden domed Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre. Clothing boutiques, street art and trendy cafes line Haji Lane.
Written 24 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

anton2010Aus
Singapore166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Kampong Gelam has over the years evolved into a renowned district for culture, entertainment, food and arts and many small shop type houses used to proffer many wears.
It’s very much a place rich in its diversity, history and vibrance and draws locals from across the country to its dazzling centre.
Whilst here I saw many tourists from international waters both young and old alike who flocked to visit the many beautiful places.
Written 21 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Loke-Alrasheed
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Wonderful stories and history of all the sites along the way from awesome architecture of Parkview Square and its surroundings to the Sultan Mosque & Istana; Temples; street art & boutiques along Haji Lane, Middle Eastern Scents to the infamous Bugis Street of old; all the way to the Religion hub of Waterloo Street. Our guide Cheyenne has a wonderful personality; full of knowledge and very responsible in ensuring the safety of the group as well as ensuring the group stay together. I definitely had a great time and will look forward to doing more tours with IndieSingapore.
Written 10 May 2023
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annminky
United States1,591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
When you’re in Singapore, Kampong Glam is another part of city to explore. Colorful buildings, murals, scents along the way, make up the uniqueness of this place. I say, leisurely stroll at this place and enjoy your day😀
Written 13 August 2022
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mjail5
Perth, Australia1,460 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We walked past the Masjid Sultan and street with mainly Turkish restaurants yet to open for business in search for breakfast but managed to find only one place open. The nasi lemak was only OK but the rice with bedegil/tofu was yummy.

We walked past some art murals before reaching Gedung Kuning and the Heritage Centre. Sadly, the Heritage Centre is closed on Mondays. The whole area was very quiet in the morning. We ventured to where Masjid Hajjah Fatimah was but it stated that it was only open for prayers on specific times and on other times by appointment.

It appears that one should only come here after lunch as the place was dead in the morning.
Written 3 August 2022
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Warby
Bicester, UK3,788 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Centre around the beautiful mosque. Car free walk ways with shops and restaurants. Very bright with NBC a great relaxed atmosphere
Written 15 June 2022
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Emma B
Ontario, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This is a small area, so I don’t see anyone making a day out of it - but it’s definitely a must see in my opinion. Very neat area to look around. I didn’t eat there personally, but there were several appealing restaurants in the area. Sultan Mosque was very impressive.
Written 4 February 2022
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