4 Things You Can Do at Singapore’s Arab Street

4 Things You Can Do at Singapore’s Arab Street

From various shops to restaurants, Arab Street is truly a sight to behold! If you want to get a glimpse of the Middle East’s rich culture, then you’re in luck! 

No need to book a plane ticket to travel to the Middle East because we laid out the best things you can do at Singapore’s Arab Street during your visit.  

Explore Historic Tourist Spots

Step into the culturally-rich Arab Street and explore the district’s rich history. To name a few, here are some of the best tourist spots to visit:

Haji Lane

Get your camera ready as you make your way to the legendary Haji Lane. This place was once known as the Muslim Quarter during the 50’s and 60’s because of its thriving Muslim community. 

Today, it has turned into a tourist spot and hipster paradise due to an abundance of vibrant wall murals found in the area. At the same time, you can find numerous souvenir shops here too.

Masjid Sultan Mosque

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Arab Street is the Masjid Sultan Mosque. This sacred mosque is not only the biggest mosque in Singapore, but it’s also a national monument. 

Reminder: upon entering, non-Muslims are required to wear a blue robe found at the entrance. You also need to remove your footwear before making your way inside. 

Additionally, it’s best to visit the mosque during Ramadan season to catch a number of food stalls nearby. 

Location: 3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833

Enjoy a Variety of Food and Drinks

A visit to Arab Street wouldn’t be complete without stopping by a restaurant. You can choose from several restaurants and cafes like the ones below:

Overrice

Overrice is a Muslim-owned restaurant that serves scrumptious Mediterranian-inspired food. They are known for their affordable signature rice bowls ranging from $12.40 to $16.70. 

With various menu options, they offer authentic falafel and tasty desserts like Soho gelato, Brooklyn brownie, and Broadway banana pudding. 

Location: 48 Arab St, Singapore 199745

% Arabica

For coffee lovers, % Arabica is a place you shouldn’t miss on your visit to Arab Street. This popular cafe is considered to be a crowd favourite due to its flavorful drinks. 

The coffee beans here are actually sourced from countries all around the world such as Japan, Brazil, and Ethiopia. If you’re a first timer, we definitely recommend trying their famous Spanish Latte for only $9. 

Location: 56 Arab St, Singapore 199753

Shop at Boutiques

Arab Street is a treasure trove for anything under the sun. Here, you can shop at several boutiques for souvenirs to take back home. 

Sifr Aromatics 

Sirf Aromatics is a dainty shop that offers a collection of in-house perfumes starting from $45. In fact, they only use natural ingredients such as Patchouli Rose and Sage tea for all of their perfumes.

Another thing, you can avail their exclusive consultation service to make your very own blend of perfume for $250. You can also buy hand poured soy wax candles here for $35. 

Location: 42 Arab St, Singapore 199741

Dwiz

Dwiz is an eye-catching shop that offers beautiful Turkish mosaic lamps. If you want to have a functional art piece for your home, you can choose from several collections of colourful lamps displayed. 

You’ll be able to purchase a lamp starting from $55, and prices may vary depending on its size and design. At the same time, you can check their delicately-made ceramics too.

Location: 53 Arab St, Singapore 199750

Discover Unique Activities

Arab Street is not only full of specialty shops and historic spots, it also has a booming industry for fun and unique activities that you can try!

Amazing Chambers Singapura

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous and want to take on a challenge, you can check the Amazing Chambers Singapura. This immersive escape room features 5 interactive themes featuring Singapore’s 800 years of history. 

Ticket prices cost around $34.90 for off-peak periods and $38.80 for peak periods (holidays and weekends). You can book a ticket on their website as well. 

Location: 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497

Vintage Camera Museum

The Vintage Camera Museum is best known for its camera-designed facade and lens-shaped entrance. This unique museum has over 1,000 vintage cameras, also featuring the first ever photograph taken. 

You can also find a replica of the world’s biggest camera here. Admission tickets are $15 for children and senior citizens, and $20 for adults. 

Location: 8C Jln Kledek, Singapore 199263

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