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Kampong Glam Tours

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Kampong Glam
Once inhabited by the Malay and Muslim elite of Singapore, the Kampong Glam neighborhood is one of the city’s most attractive. Former shop houses have been restored to their former beauty and now house modern shops and restaurants. The area is also home to the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre.

The Basics
Kampong Glam is replete with local restaurants, art galleries, and textile-and-carpet shops. Explore the area, also known as the Arab district, on a walking tour; tours reveal more about local history and culture than you’ll find in the guidebook, and typically come with Arab-Malay food recommendations from a local. Most walking tours stop at the Sultan Mosque, the Malay Heritage Centre, and the Royal Graveyard, while several food tours also focus on Kampong Glam. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • While many restaurants don’t serve alcohol, Kampong Glam is an excellent spot to smoke a hookah or water pipe.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, as this area is best explored on foot.
  • Plan to spend at least half a day exploring this vibrant neighborhood and its attractions.

How to Get There
To get to Kampong Glam by public transport, take the MRT to Bugis Station. It’s also within walking distance of Little India and the Golden Mile. The neighborhood is also a stop on the Red and Blue routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.

When to Get There
There isn’t really a bad time to visit this busy neighborhood, though it tends to be at its liveliest during Ramadan. Come in the evenings during this Muslim fasting month to join the daily iftar (breaking of the fast) or to explore the night market.

What to Eat in Kampong Glam
This neighborhood is known for its Middle Eastern cuisine, with restaurants representing Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt, among others. Be sure to try the nasi padang (steamed rice served with a selection of meats, fish, and vegetables) or kueh (a bite-sized Malay sweet).
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3 Hours Kampong Glam Tour from SingaporePrivate Sightseeing Tours

3 Hours Kampong Glam Tour from Singapore

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Kampong Glam is the Arab district of Singapore. This small-group tour will take you beyond the surface to the streets, businesses, markets, and mosques that will help you understand the place and its people. Your informative local guide will explain the history of the area and its place within Singapore’s multicultural present. See a side of Singapore that would be hard to discover on your own.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking TourLuxury Tours

Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking Tour

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Discover Singapore’s Kampong Glam district on a walking tour with an informative guide, who provides a more in-depth experience of this neighborhood than you might otherwise have on your own. Learn about traditional Indonesian medicine and Malay folk customs, and check out Sultan Mosque, one of Singapore’s most prominent places of worship for the Muslim community.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Food & Culture Tour in Chinatown, Little India & Kampong GlamHalf-day Tours

Private Food & Culture Tour in Chinatown, Little India & Kampong Glam

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Singapore is a very diverse place, and on this food-focused walking tour, you can sample a variety of different cuisines as you explore the Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam neighborhoods. Follow your tour guide through the streets and learn about the history, culture, and heritage of Singapore and discover where the locals like to eat. Get in-depth insights into each dish that you sample and hear stories about the local communities.
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Singapore Street Art Hunting in Kampong Glam Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMapPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Singapore Street Art Hunting in Kampong Glam Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Uncover Singapore's colourful side - this audio tour shows you the secret spots where you can find spectacular street art works in the midst of a historical ethnic neighbourhood. With just your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app which also works offline, you will be introduced to some stellar art by local and international street artists as you explore the narrow lanes of Singapore's ethnic Arab and Malay quarter.
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Big Bus Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (6 Routes)Bus Tours

Big Bus Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (6 Routes)

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Underground is no way to experience Singapore. See the sights with ease and hop off at the ones that take your fancy with the Big Bus Singapore. Enjoy a 1-day hop-on hop-off experience with the classic ticket; add on two walking tours to Chinatown and Little India with the 2-day premium ticket; or get all of the above plus a guided night city tour with the deluxe ticket. Upgrade to a combo deal to include tickets to top Singapore attractions.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Center: Eat Like A Local

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Dine like a local on this food tour of Singapore, which includes 10 tastings of the city's best traditional and innovative dishes alike. Walk past some of the city's most popular attractions and through its distinctive neighborhoods between bites, all while your guide provides insightful commentary and useful information about the area. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for a more intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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The Sultans of Spice Historical & Heritage Tours

The Sultans of Spice

Discover the Arabic district and learn about the Sultans who ruled Singapore before the country became a British colony. Get an understanding of the neighbourhood’s history, discover remnants of the indigenous culture, visit an ancient burial ground and the Sultan Mosque. How was Singapore sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars? Find out about the man who did it, and the man who forced him to. There are so many fascinating places to be found on a walking tour, and this tour takes you to many of them. It is an area where the traditional Malay blend and a distinctive Islam touch come together
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This private tour allows you to create an itinerary tailored to your interests, and ensures that you receive the undivided attention of a private guide. Plus, you can choose a duration that suits your schedule.
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Writing On The Wall -- Singapore's Culture Through Street ArtPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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This immersive private walking tour to the ancient Chinese and European / Indian / Malay towns will trace the early footsteps of our forefathers. Journey into the past, and relive the experience of how early immigrants arrived, lived and made Singapore their home. Be enthralled by the discovery of various iconic characters from the past as well as their unique cultural and religious practices. Compare and contrast the historical changes from past to present and end off the tour with a panoramic view from a secret location which only few locals would know of. Prices of tour starts at SGD195 for a 4-hour tour and Travelers have the option of extending the tour and maximising the experience for an additional maximum of 4 hours at a pro-rated price (i.e SGD390 for an 8-hour tour). Should guests require a 3-4 seater private car for the tour, it will be an additional SGD100-SGD200 for the service (depending on tour duration).
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Delve into Singapore’s multicultural heritage on a private full-day tour. Learn about the Chinese, Indian, and Malay communities who settled here during the 1800s, and discover their cultures and history. Visit a temple and explore Chinatown before lunch (own expense) at a hawker’s center. Then, experience Indian life at Little India, and see the markets and Sultan Mosque at Malay-Arab Kampong Glam. Private transport, a private guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Private Tour: Cultural Enclaves in Singapore

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