"Take a walk down Baghdad street" Arab Street Tip by trisanna

Arab Street, Singapore: 15 reviews and 19 photos

  Looking back at the Sultan Mosque
by trisanna

Arab Street or Kampong Glam area is a very interesting area of Singapore. Just a few blocks from the hustle bustle of Bugis Junction. This area has beautiful old shophouses that line the streets. The highlight of the area is the grand Sultan Mosque, which you can enter as a visitor if you are properly dressed. The mosque may be closed to visitors on certain days. This area is important in Singapore history, since the Sultan had his Istana (palace) here.

Arab Street is now more known for the fabrics the vendors sell out of the old shophouses. A great place to go if you want or need fabric/silk. On Baghdad street-there are a lot of new restaurants/cafe houses opening up. Many of the restaurants have sheeshas or water pipes, which you can smoke. Across from the Sultan Mosque-is Zam Zam's, which makes great murtobaks and chicken curry.

Recently they have created a wonderful pedestrian area on Bussorah street located right behind the Sultan Mosque. There are shops and cafes here. I highly recommend Alaturk for great turkish food. Ladies, if you need a spa treatment, i recommend wayan spa on bussorah street for Balinese treatments.

Address: Arab Street
Directions: Take the MRT to Bugis Station (EW12) and walk along Victoria Street towards Arab Street.
Phone: 6747 5590
Website: http://alwehdah.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2007
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