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“Arab Street and Haji Lane - Great Places to See A Bit of Old Singapore”
Review of Arab Street

Arab Street
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 January 2012

If you are ready to get out of the malls of Orchard Road then head to Arab Street where there are lots of old shop houses to marvel at and small shops selling hajibs, fabrics and souvenirs. There is a really cool shop selling aromatics called Sifr on Arab Street - you can blend your own aroma with the help of their resident perfumier. Their perfume bottle collection was mind-boggling! Running parallel to Arab Street is Haji Lane. It's a charming pedestrian thoroughfate lined on both sides with charming shop houses which were an eclectic mix of small boutiques selling street fashion and quirky accessories. The street is also filled with Arab tearooms where you can have coffee, tea or hookahs. The aroma of apple tobacco perfumed the air. There are small cafes as well where you can get a bite to eat. My favourite shop on the strip is called Pluck - they have nice gift items and an ice cream parlour on the side.

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Reviewed 23 December 2011

We love this part of Singapore with its carpet sellers and the golden mosque with the call to prayer. It has changed though and used to be more authentic with the food and shops in the square near the mosque. A bit too touristy now and shops a bit chinese crappy

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Reviewed 22 December 2011

We loved eating out in Arab St...our choices were Morrocan & Lebanese. The best food & aromas!
The shops are well & truly worth a look. This is hawker domain, but we did not have any problems.

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Reviewed 21 December 2011

A great place to shop and eat. Jewelry, clothes, handbags and cool ornaments are endless.

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Reviewed 21 December 2011

if you just want to wonder this is not the place, you need to have and end to this trip, something you are looking for,mostly textiles.

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