Kampong Glam is the focal point of Muslim life in Singapore. Its name is derived from the Malay words kampung or village, and gelam. a tree that once grew abundantly in the area. In 1819. the area was given to Sultan Hussein Shah as part of a treaty by which Singapore was ceded to the British. The Sultan built his palace, the Istana Kampong Glam, and the stunning Sultan Mosque here and soon the area was filled with Muslims from diverse ethnic backgrounds. This early impact is reflected in the distinct Islamic flavor of its street names, shops, buildings, and restaurants. Arab Street is a major draw, with its intricate textiles, fine leather. and caneware. Good Malay food stalls can he found on Kandahar Street. At Kampong Glam, there are few star features that you do not want to miss.
Istana Kampong Glam
Malay motifs combine with Palladian style in this former royal residence, now a Malay cultural center.
Designed by Irishman Denis Santry, the Sultan Mosque dominates the skyline with its golden domes and four corner minarets.
Rows of shops line Arab Street, selling fine textiles, cane, rattan, and straw products.
How to go to Kampong Glam Singapore
Kampong Glam Singapore
Address: 152 Telok Ayer Street
Contact Number: +65 6222 8212
Nearest MRT: Rochor, Bugis
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Bus Charter Rates
* Price varies by distant and timing
* Inclusive 1 driver
|13 Seaters||1 Way||From S$90|
|2 Ways||From S$180|
|Hourly||S$54/hr (min 10hrs); S$66/hr (min 3hrs)|
|23 Seaters||1 Way||From S$102|
|2 Ways||From S$204|
|Hourly||S$78/hr (min 10hrs); S$90/hr (min 3hrs)|
|40 Seaters||1 Way||From S$132|
|2 Ways||From S$264|
|Hourly||S$90/hr (min 10hrs); S$102/hr (min 3hrs)|
* Final prices subject to confirmation