map and location of Kampong Glam / Arab Street
The nearest MRT station is Bugis (EW12, East West Line), which is 5min walk from Arab Street
The Kampong Glam area can by reached within 5-10min from the Golden Mile Complex or 10-15min walk from Little India.
Historically, Kampong Glam was the home of the Sultan of Singapore, hence the name of its main mosque. The area was set aside in the early days for Malay, Arab and Bugis traders.
The shophouses in the lane leading up to the Sultan Mosque are popular place to visit for dinner in the evening. The pricy but good restaurants serve mostly Middle Eastern and Pakistani cuisine.
Malay Heritag Centre, a permanent exhibition showing heritage, culture and history of Malay Singaporeans. The building used to be the Sultan's place (Istana Kampong Glam)
opening hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm, closed on Mondays
beautifully restored historical shophouses on Jalan Sultan, now housing The Sultan boutique hotel
Arab Street, here you can find shops selling fabrics, cloths, carpets, perfumes etc. and cafes to where you can smoke a shisha
Haji Lane, this narrow lane behind Arab street houses many fashion shops and Middle Eastern cafes
a rare find in Singapore, a wall graffiti near Haji Lane
This caused some controversy as it didn't comply ot the regulations of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for conserved shophouses. Read the article
row of old shophouses along Jalan Sultan