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Arab Street

48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, Singapore
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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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  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“haji lane” (81 reviews)
“sultan mosque” (54 reviews)
“fabric shops” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
48 Arab Street Shophouse the Social Hostel, Singapore 199745, Singapore
Kampong Glam
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arab Street has so much character and is a great place to spend some time. The tight streets are absolutely laden with cool bars, cafes and restaurants and there is a good mixture of locals and tourists leading to a nice, relaxed vibe. Quiet in...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 days ago

First and foremost- This is not a place for everyone. Only a specific group of travellers will like this place. We loved it as we got to eat some good Arab and Turkish food . Sultan Mosque at the end of the road is just...More

Thank Ariba T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After traversing Little India and Chinatown to find them disappointing I was nervous about what to expect here. It was very nice, interesting and easy to navigate. The history is more visable and easier to follow. The shops offer a much more local produce with...More

Thank auzzieVic
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its good street because it has many halal restaurants and also it has one of the best ice cream shop i have ever had

Thank crushed_soul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of interesting shops around and many Turkish restaurant. Very interesting and fun experience for tourist.

Thank Yvonne N
Reviewed 1 week ago

All it is a group of shops selling the same over the top fashions which will never be worn at hugely inflated prices its not worth the mrt fare

Thank SilverBack4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views. Some good restaurants and some really bad ones. Visit at night. The restaurant closest to the mosque isn't very good.

Thank ehughes48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food all around and amazing clothing stores. If you are into making your own clothes this is a must, material and all you could need, we bought materials and shirts etc here. Good food available for everyone and great atmosphere with lots of back...More

Thank Aaron O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arab Street is definitely an interesting place to walk around. Its has numerous shop selling everything from beautiful napkin, table runners and table cloths to beautiful lead light lamps. Its not cheap but the shops have beautiful product and it worth going.

Thank Roma P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this street two nights ago. Such a lovely atmosphere! Lots of Lebanese and Turkish food options and beautiful decor. There are little market stalls set up selling snacks, clothes and cosmetics. Also close to Masjid Sultan Mosque :) Definitely worth visiting

Thank FionaTay
Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers
an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk
down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block
over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly
coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for
a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids
play traditional games along the lane. Also home to
the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most
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Nearby Attractions
Sultan Mosque
678 reviews
.05 km away
Kampong Glam
300 reviews
.01 km away
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114 reviews
.10 km away
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3 July 2016|
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Response from BulliedbyChangi | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Parkroyal on Beach Rd and the serviced apartments if your staying seven days or more
Lina C
11 March 2015|
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Response from jochenulrike | Reviewed this property |
I think you can park in all the surrounding streets. We staid on Sultan street and there was parking available.