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Kampong Glam, Singapore

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
Cheery promenades bring an eclectic blend of history and culture together at Kampong Glam. Along the promenades you'll find quirky boutiques, international cuisine, and traditional wares such as rugs, perfumes, and clothing. The neighborhood has roots as a humble fishing village and was once known for its production of paperbark trees. The area's rich history can still be witnessed today, evidenced by the prominence of Malay culture and heritage. In 1822 the area was allocated to the Malay Sultan and Muslim community, including Arab and Bugis traders. Using our world travel planner, Singapore attractions like Kampong Glam can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We are local Singaporeans and yet, after 50+ years, this is the first time my wife and I explore the small streets. Indeed when you walk down the street, it does transform you to a very Middle...  more »
  • Singapore's "Muslim Quarter", which has transformed over the years from an Islamic hub full of Arab traders to a Hipster pilgrimage, loved this area  more »
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