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Kampong Glam, Singapore

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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. To visit Kampong Glam and other attractions in Singapore, use our Singapore trip itinerary maker.
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  • We visited Kampong Glam twice during our week long trip to Singapore. The street art and atmosphere made for great photos. The boutiques were the only places we shopped as all the malls just had the s...  more »
  • We visited Kampong Glam before lunch as most of the quaint shops and restaurants were opening for the day. We loved the independent and unique stores selling hand-crafted wares, and enjoyed a peaceful...  more »
  • This shophouses and shops area 10 minutes walk from Bugis MRT is well worth visiting both during the day or on a Friday or Saturday evening. There are the "funky" and "edgy" (an american cartoon?) bou...  more »