Arab Street
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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.
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  • Gary_Bagus
    Sydney, Australia53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Singapore fling
    This was was my first time in Singapore after by passing the place for years. Wow what a great experience we had. Food was fantastic getting around was so easy people were friendly. We loved it. We stayed central at The Carlton Hotel.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Rita K
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arab Street Singapore, must visit
    Did a self visit with work colleague for dinner. What a fun place to visit in Singapore for a local visit to the community. Fun vibe, lots of restaurants and bars to hang out. We had such a fun time and the local architecture was beautiful. Check out Derwish Turksih Hand store; had a very fun time shopping for some local tea and Turkish tea glasses!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please leave me there
    Arab Street is part of the area of Kampong Glam. Muscat street, Baghdad Street, Kandahar Street Busra and others. Sultan Mosque is located in this bustling area. Many Arabic restaurants, shops, cafes and visitors mainly tourists. Never miss this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 September 2023
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,455 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early Morning Walk
    We visited Arab Street area in the morning and enjoyed a quiet stroll around the neighborhood. It was my second visit and glad there were no crowds at this hour so it was nicer viewing the colorful buildings, checking out the building artwork and walking around the outside of the mosque. We completed the circuit of all the streets in less than half an hour. We did find a couple of coffee shops open if one needed a caffeine fix before heading off to the next Singapore sight.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Deelah Hamid
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A photogenic place
    A nice and a must place to visit, especially if you are looking for a photogenic place to take beautiful photos. There are a lot of restaurants, mostly Turkish dishes, some small shops to buy stuffs and even some small hotels if you want to stay there. We came during Ramadhan and it was really great. Many people came there to buy foods and drinks since there is a lot of choices.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • SS
    Hyderabad, India108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely cafés
    The prayers from mosque filled the area and drown all the noise. Beautiful walk with little cafés all around. The table lined streets have people waving menus at you and inviting you in and smell of kababs fills the air during lunch and early dinner The wall graffitis across are amazing and you’d be lucky to get a picture without someone in your frame. I do not mean it the wrong way it’s just shows how popular the place is with tourists
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
  • kami f
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An area must be visited.
    Beautiful two story shops, restaurants and fantastic looking buildings. Many Turkish and Arabic restaurants. Beautiful Sultan mosque. An area where you can get good food and and buy souvenirs. Has a great atmosphere.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Georgie
    Perth, Australia269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arab Street shopping fun
    Lovely place to visit with heaps of shops, restaurants and cafes. So many things to look at and the locals are very friendly. I didn't go into the Sultan Mosque as it was not open to women at the time I was there, but it is very impressive from the outside. Not as crowded as Little India and Chinatown so this area is a hidden gem of Singapore and a must see.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 February 2024
  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, United Kingdom1,773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great streets to wander round!
    Beautifully well preserved houses with its different coloured shutters. Plenty of cafes and restaurants. The first President Palace can be found in this area and well kept Sultan Mosque with its golden dome. Authentic teh tarik at the end of Busoroh Street.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 June 2024
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Rosette B
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Love visiting Arab Street and its community. The architecture is beautiful, the shops are lovely, and the food is amazing!!! There is Mediterranean food, halal approved food, and western cuisine.
Written 18 June 2024
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautifully well preserved houses with its different coloured shutters. Plenty of cafes and restaurants. The first President Palace can be found in this area and well kept Sultan Mosque with its golden dome. Authentic teh tarik at the end of Busoroh Street.
Written 5 June 2024
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Chatz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Love the area - feels like you’re back in the Middle East. Some of the restaurants are not that great with their food so watch out. Overall a nice area to stroll when the weather permits.
Written 31 May 2024
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Solm
Kampala, Uganda125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Arab Street has a great atmosphere. A lovely place worth visiting with beautiful colorful restaurants and cafes. Sultan Mosque is also one of the most beautiful Landmarks along Haji Lane and it's worth a visit. We had a wonderful moment in Singapore 🇸🇬 😊
Written 6 March 2024
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Georgie
Perth, Australia269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely place to visit with heaps of shops, restaurants and cafes. So many things to look at and the locals are very friendly.
I didn't go into the Sultan Mosque as it was not open to women at the time I was there, but it is very impressive from the outside.
Not as crowded as Little India and Chinatown so this area is a hidden gem of Singapore and a must see.
Written 22 February 2024
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Najla H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing place with lots of shops and amazing Arabic and Turkish food around the area. I love this place in Singapore as it’s very unique area
Written 21 February 2024
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kami f
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Beautiful two story shops, restaurants and fantastic looking buildings.
Many Turkish and Arabic restaurants.
Beautiful Sultan mosque.
An area where you can get good food and and buy souvenirs. Has a great atmosphere.
Written 11 February 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Bustling street located in Kampong Glam with restaurants, shops selling foodstuffs, textiles arts & crafts and Middle Eastern merchandise that has that exotic look. Great place to enjoy a browse or just sit and enjoy a snack.
Written 30 December 2023
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Shane
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Arab Street is beautiul, clean, and with vibrant color. The shops have interesting items to sell. People are warm and friendly. Foods here are superb👌
Written 27 December 2023
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SS
Hyderabad, India108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The prayers from mosque filled the area and drown all the noise. Beautiful walk with little cafés all around. The table lined streets have people waving menus at you and inviting you in and smell of kababs fills the air during lunch and early dinner

The wall graffitis across are amazing and you’d be lucky to get a picture without someone in your frame. I do not mean it the wrong way it’s just shows how popular the place is with tourists
Written 17 December 2023
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