Arab Street

Arab Street, Singapore: Hours, Address, Arab Street Reviews: 4/5

11:00 AM - 10:00 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.
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1-2 hours
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linfame
Singapore, Singapore608 contributions
places to sketch in singapore
Aug. 2020
because of covid I thought it was appropriate to show places
in singapore... where it is fun to see and sketch... urban sketching
is a world wide wonderful thing to do... here it is .. Arab street
this place is the extension where you can enjoy your food alfresco
along the side street .. at the zam zam restaurant.
Written 27 April 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Arab Street
Apr. 2021
Arab Street is part of the Muslim Quarter. Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffle did the town planning back in the day and allocated different areas in Singapore to all early immigrants and locals according to their ethnic background so that's how this area came to be.

The early Arabs to land on these shores were traders and merchants mostly from Oman and Yemen but Muslims from other countries followed later. Which is why all the streets in this area are named after cities from Oman, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.

Currently it must be the trendiest and hippest neighbourhood of the Lion City Singapore because other than the usual Persian carpets, fine fabrics, colourful textiles and handicrafts, it has funky cafes and exotic restaurants that attract all fashion conscious crowds. Shopping aside, there is plenty to choose from Lebanese food to Turkish delights, Middle Eastern style shisha/hookah to Indonesian leafy veggies.
Written 15 April 2021
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,859 contributions
Arab Street
Dec. 2019
Loved this area, full of street art and trendy boutiques, it was wonderful to walk around. Lots to buy!
Written 13 November 2020
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MLSingapore
Singapore, Singapore216 contributions
Sightseeing is fine,just don't buy anything at Arab street
Oct. 2020
The Arab Street is terrible in term of shopping for middle east or Turkish lighting or plates. All the shop did not have price tag and the staff see you as a tourist and give you a super unreasonable price, and then pretend to be friendly with you and sell you an items with "big"discount".Its not worth the trip and nothing really outstanding there. For people who been to Turkey or middle east, the people there are much honest than Arab street, the product quality are way better than Arab street, and most importantly the price are way cheaper. For those who did not been to Turkey, my advice is go there only look but don't buy anything which will regret 100%. My friend brought a Turkish light and the plug is two pin and light bulb is not LED. The light became so hot after switch on for a while...

If you looking for something reflects the Singapore's multi- culture, Go Chinatown, there is a lot nice and long history shop which you can get nice and meaningful items in a very reasonable price, including Turkish lighting...
Written 6 November 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,153 contributions
A Special Neighborhood
Mar. 2020
This is a unique experience, an ethnic area in this very Chinese city. So come and explore the shopping and eating. I like the food selections and the street life.
Written 31 October 2020
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Aslam_Sherif
London, UK737 contributions
It feels like you are in Middle East
Aug. 2019
When you walk through the streets it feels like you are in middle east. Sultan Mosque is the big attraction in the area which brings many tourists to this area to pray in the mosque. There are many Arabic and Turkish restaurants and cafes near the mosque. There are shops selling rugs and clothes there are also many souvenir shops. Malay neighborhood very interesting as shops selling handicraft, Arabic and Turkish items. This is a must visit if you are in Singapore.
Written 21 May 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,351 contributions
Shopping - rugs and fabrics
Feb. 2020
Arab Street is an entire street of shops. It is more fabric and rugs as you can go from one shop to the next. It is more shop and open with vehicles than the trinkets and narrow experience on neighboring Haji. My wife enjoyed her time and found a great place to buy scarfs for her friends. You will enjoy the shopping here. It is also the entrance to the Sultan Mosque
Written 8 April 2020
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Luvingmywine
181 contributions
Easy to spend lots of money here on all the treats
Mar. 2020
We went here twice in one week to enjoy the food (there was a Lebanese restaurant that was out of this world with such friendly and helpful staff).
There are a lot of places for nice housewares and we would have purchased more had we not had to fly back home. Enjoy!
Written 29 March 2020
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patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,220 contributions
Great night life hang out!
Jul. 2019
My Singapore friend introduced Arab street few years ago, since then, I revisited the place every time at least once a trip.
The atmosphere around the area was just perfect, a great mixture of varieties cultures. It's great to hang out with friends with a glass of wine or cocktails.
Written 28 March 2020
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WeiHuang91
Singapore, Singapore699 contributions
Great place to immerse yourself in rich culture
Mar. 2020
Very interesting place with plenty of sights and food options around here. Shopping wise, for people who love to look out for perfumes, clothing or nice furnishings, lighting or carpets. You can definitely find them around here and you can be assured that they are of good quality.

For foodies like me, you can definitely find that you are always immersed with food, from budget range coffee shops to Cafes and bars. Everything there is pretty legit and I am sure visitors will find lots of options there. Some of the places I like to go includes the Arabica coffee which serves really nice coffee, and also Happy Crab which is about 5 mins walk away from Arab street.

For Influencers wannabes, you can also look out for nice graffiti walls and designs to get your perfect OOTD shots! Overall, nice place to pop by to immerse yourself in these culture!
Written 24 March 2020
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