Arab Street District – Experience the Middle East in the Heart of Singapore

Otto I. Eovaldi

The best definition of Singapore that any seasoned traveler would give you is that its Asia in a small package minus the traffic jams in Mumbai and the untidiness of Jakarta. Singapore is just one of those places where a traveler feels right at home and goes not have to worry about essentials such as accommodation and where to dine simply because everything is thoroughly organized and right in front of you and still manages to surprise you in just the right way. Shopping and dining are great excuses to visit Singapore during your next holiday. Studded with dozens of historic religious sites and even more modern entertainment hotspots this is where the traveler of today will get the opportunity to explore, enjoy and be amazed. One of the most amazing sites visitors will come across in Singapore is the Fountain of Wealth, an iconic symbol of good fortune and prosperity.

Arab Street District in Singapore is a great place for shopping enthusiasts who enjoy spending time at oriental textile boutiques and street side food stalls. Visitors on the lookout for that perfect Persian carpet to give a royal touch to your living room are in luck as authentic oriental rugs and carpets can be found here. A number of shops selling many varieties of fabric and several perfumeries can also be spotted in this part of town.

True to its word Arab Street District also offers a taste of the Middle East quite literally. Visitors to Singapore will be able to sample some of the most mouthwatering dishes the Middle Eastern world has to offer such as delectable meat kebabs and heavenly Yemeni puddings. Several other food stalls in the area offer its guests Malay and Indian cuisine as well. Travelers should however not forget to take some time to visit the Sultan Mosque and the Istana Kapong Glam, a palace which used to be the residence of several Sultans in the past.

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