Arab Street
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • bob2bkk
    Bangkok, Thailand5,975 contributions
    Sultan Mosque and quaint shops
    Arab Street is a colorful and interesting neighborhood area to take a stroll. It was up about a block from the Andaz Hotel where we were staying. Also, accessible from the Bugis MRT stop. The Sultan Mosque towers over the quaint bright hued shops and side streets and alleyways. Many cafés and restaurants, bakeries and snack shops. A refreshing break from high rise and touristy spots in Singapore. An hour should do it. The main street, Arab St, sidewalks are full of fabric and garment shops and difficult to maneuver but the small side streets and alleyways are more wheelchair accessible.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Gary_Bagus
    Sydney, Australia40 contributions
    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
    3 contributions
    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
    Qatar14,440 contributions
    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
  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,982 contributions
    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 Darussalam141 contributions
    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, India47 contributions
    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
    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, Australia214 contributions
    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
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Georgie
Perth, Australia214 contributions
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
2 contributions
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
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, Australia7,494 contributions
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
11 contributions
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, India47 contributions
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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Deelah Hamid
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam141 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
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.
Written 27 October 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,982 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 20 October 2023
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George
Artemida, Greece1,537 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you do not have so much time don't spend your day here. You just need to take a photo of the mosque and that's more than enough.
Written 13 October 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 24 September 2023
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