Singapore’s streetscape as a multiethnic country (3) Arab Street and Bugis

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I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about Arab Street & Bugis as part of Day 4.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street [This article]
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view)
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines

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[Main Part]

Following the previous post, I moved from Chinatown to Arab Street.

Sultan Mosque

Above all, Sultan Mosque is the most famous spots in Arab Street.Singapore Arab Street1

The first mosque was built in 1824 and the current mosque was renovated in 1932.Singapore Sultan Mosque1

Let’s get into the mosque.""

A dedicated Muslim.""

Only Muslims are allowed to enter the prayer hall, but tourists are able to see it from the corridor.Singapore Sultan Mosque2

Zoom-in.Singapore Sultan Mosque3

Whenever I visit Islamic temples or mosques, I find they have unique beauty compared with other religious architectures. Here are the mosques I visited last year. If you are interested in them, please see my related articles.

National Mosque at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Old Mosque at Brunei
New Mosque at Brunei

Walking around Arab Street

After Sultan Mosque, I walked around Arab Street.Singapore Arab Street2

To begin with, I stopped by Teh Tarik Shop.Singapore Arab Street Teh Tarik Shop

Teh Tarik is milk tea in Malaysia.Singapore Teh Tarik

The following three photos were taken at Haji Lane.Singapore Arab Street Haji Lane1

Singapore Arab Street Haji Lane2

Singapore Arab Street Haji Lane3

Malay Heritage Centre

I also visited Malay Heritage Centre.Singapore Malay Heritage Centre1

Malay Heritage Centre is a museum that exhibits Malay history.Singapore Malay Heritage Centre2

Singapore Malay Heritage Centre3

Around Bugis

I strolled around Bugis area, which was near from Arab Street.

First, I stopped by Ah Chew Desserts for snack.Singapore Ah Chew Desserts

I bought Mango Sago.Singapore Ah Chew Desserts Mango Sago

This is Bugis Junction, which I often visited when I lived in Singapore before.Singapore Bugis Junction1

Singapore Bugis Junction2

This is Bugis Street, a shopping arcade.Singapore Bugis Street

Finally, I dropped by Gong Cha to have a cup of tea,Singapore Gong Cha

Then, I attended the reunion in the evening, so the 4th day of my Singapore trip was over.


That’s it for the article about Arab Street and Bugis as part of Day 4. In the last three articles, I wrote about Little India, Chinatown and Arab Street and found each of three areas has its own uniqueness. To be familiar with Singapore as a multiethnic country, I would recommend you visit these three areas 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Singapore Zoo and River Safari as part of Day 5.


[Related Link]
Sultan Mosque
Malay Heritage Centre

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