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Kampong Glam

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What people say

"If you're heading to Singapore & looking for a cool neighbourhood to stay in, I highly recommend checking out Kampong Glam, Arab Street, Bugis, or Bras Basah. These areas are some of my personal favourites to hang out in & I think you'll love them too. Let's start with Kampong Glam - this area is full of history and character, and you'll find plenty of charming shops and cafes along Arab Street. Plus, the colourful shophouses and stunning Sultan Mosque make for some great photo ops. This vibrant neighbourhood is home to a thriving Muslim community & is famous for its textile shops & halal food ranging from traditional Malay restaurants to a myriad of international cuisines. If you're looking for some delicious halal food or want to pick up some unique fabrics or souvenirs, this is the place to be. If you're into shopping, Bugis is a must-visit. You'll find everything from high-end boutiques to bargain stalls at the famous Bugis Street Market. And when you're ready for a break, there are plenty of hawker centres and cafes to refuel at. Bras Basah is a great neighbourhood for art & culture lovers. You can check out some of the city's best museums and galleries, or wander the streets & check out the many murals & street art installations."
"Are you someone who enjoys exploring different cultures and experiences? Whether you're a hipster, a devout Muslim, a lover of art, or just looking for a unique adventure, Singapore's Muslim quarter has something for everyone. This historic district offers a blend of traditional Arab crafts, modern art, and delicious treats like the famous kaya swiss roll from Rich & Good Cake Shop. Come visit this eclectic enclave and discover the rich history and vibrant atmosphere of this unique neighborhood in Singapore."
"Located near Haji Lane, Kampong Glam is known as Singapore's Muslim Quarter. Here you will find amazing halal food as well as a stunning mosque!"

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