Kampong Glam has its origins as a fishing village at the mouth of Rochor River. The area has an eclectic blend of history, culture and a super-trendy lifestyle scene. Start from the landmark Sultan Mosque and wander through the many side streets.
Distance from Hotel:1
Time (By Metro):13
Time (By Taxi):12
Arab Street & Haji Lane
Pick up traditional wares such as Persian carpets, kebaya dresses and handmade perfumes from Arab Street. Traditional Malay cuisine and Middle Eastern fare are a staple in this street. Head down to Haji Lane – a quirky and colourful street that boasts speakeasy bars, hip cafes, and unique boutiques. When night falls, DJs and live music perform out in the streets and spontaneous dance parties fill up the pavements.
Bugis Street was named after the seafaring Bugis people from Indonesia who came here to trade with local merchants. It was notorious as a haunt for sailors and transvestites. Now, it is a shopping hub that also boasts a street market called Bugis Village.