Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Singapore  /  Singapore  /  Neighborhoods  /  Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam, Singapore

4.2
#5 of 17 in Neighborhoods in Singapore
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Kampong Glam
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
300 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Called and whether or not there is an area of the Sultan mosque Arab atmosphere, subtle,? I was previously to modernize and either say, Singapore city feel more like that.
    View original
  • We visited Kampong Glam on a walking tour and also went back ourselves afterwards to wander and explore a little more and have some lunch. On the walking tour, it was still pretty early and quiet and ...  more »
  • This was an unexpected find. We did a walk from Little India to Kampong Glam and really enjoyed exploring the streets in the precinct. The only letdown was that we couldn't look around for longer.  more »

Plan your trip to Singapore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Singapore

For leading chain hotels, head to the area around Orchard Road, considered the tourist center of Singapore due to its varied selection of rooms, good travel links, and tourist-focused businesses. At the eastern end of the road, you'll find more luxurious and expensive options, with hotels located in impressive colonial-era architecture. North and south of this main artery, backpacker hostels and budget hotels provide affordable rooms with basic facilities.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Singapore by other users

19 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei Darussalam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Middle East & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Asia & Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM MALTA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans