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Arab Street, Singapore

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Explore one of Singapore's key cultural hubs at Arab Street. As the name suggests, the district boasts a strong Arabic history and still displays that flavor today. Examine colorful textiles in cozy shops, stop for a chai in one of the many cafes, or take a quiet moment to appreciate the architecture of a serene mosque. Taste fragrant Middle Eastern foods or share a shisha--flavored tobacco smoked through a lavishly decorated pipe--with friends. Arab Street is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • I walked down this street and didn't find it that exciting. Sure it's ok to see all the interesting shops and restaurants but that's about it. It's where the Muslim community first immigrated to... 
    I walked down this street and didn't find it that exciting. Sure it's ok to see all the interesting shops and restaurants but that's about it. It's where the Muslim community first immigrated to...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Good 😊 place for hang out and lot of Shops available for working as part time job
  • This entire area was known as Kampong Jawa (Java Village). Before the British colonised Singapura, this area was home to the Malay aristocracy of Singapura. Y’all may google “Kampong Glam” to know more about its rich history. I enjoy going here for the varieties of halal restaurants. You can find Middle Eastern restaurants, Japanese, Italian to Swedish. You need to have a go at the Bhai Sarbat along Baghdad Street which serves really good tea and has been in the business for ages! Positano Risto is an authentic Italian restaurant which I recommend you try. They serve good pasta and risotto. I did a separate review on them. Honestly, some of the restaurants here deserve a review on its own which I will do in time to come. Please contribute if you have experienced any of them, it will help review readers like myself :) There are pubs and bars along Ophir St. Pre Covid, that area attracts young diners and those who just wish to hang out with good mates. Best way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere and to have a good look around is on foot. During the month of Ramadhan there’ll be a food bazaar and this place will be bustling with people. If you are looking for good textiles for that wedding dress or for special occasion, just come here. You will be spoiled with choices from silk to laces. PS: Lunch time can be super crowded at some joints.

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