Kampong Glam Singapore – Singapore’s Malay Heritage Centre
Kampong Glam got its name from kampong meaning ‘tiny village’ and glam refers to the ‘Gelam tree’ that grew in abundance in the olden days in this region. It is situated just 10 minutes away from Bugis MRT, along other Singapore’s diverse cultural locations, such as the Arab Street and Haji Lane. It is Singapore’s proud Malay Heritage Centre, and you can learn about the rich culture and heritage, and history of Singapore’s Malay community here.
The 2 popular streets in Kampong Glam are, namely Arab Street and Haji Lane. Arab Strret is lined with textile shops, eccentric boutiques, handicraft stores, jazz clubs and charming restaurants and cafes such as the Maison Ikkoku and Kampong Glam Café. This is a great shopping area known for its colourful fabrics, kebaya, Persian carpets, handmade scents and bright gemstones. While Haji Lane is known for its vintage outfits and unique fashion style, which will definitely keep you ahead of the fashion trend. It is a shopper’s paradise and definitely a hidden gem! You should definitely stop by Fabulous Fads and Tangers!
Visitors are in for yummy culinary treats ranging from local dishes like nasi Padang and kueh, to Japanese, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Swedish and Mexican food. A stroll on the picturesque Bussorah Street with lovely palm trees and graffiti walls is a refreshing sight, as you don’t get to see this elsewhere in Singapore.
The nightlife in the Kampong Glam, is also bustling with cool and chic people hanging out in the popular cafes and newly established clubs, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy great food along with interesting beverages. One of the popular bars here that you can try here is Bar stories – it serves delicious cocktails with a unique blend.
This street is definitely not an ordinary street, a vibrant street with its own artistic feel and attractions! Visit Kampong Glam today!
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