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Arab Street

On this beautiful sunday I decided to go to Arab Street in order to catch some nice muslim food. So I got on MRT to Little India and decided to walk down. First I got a nice Mango Lassi at Tekka Market and so I walked down Serangoon Road in order to make a right towards Arab Street and the Muslim quarter of Singapore…

Around Arab Street & Sultan's MosqueAbout halfway between Little India and Arab Street there was a nice Flee Market of people selling almost everything: Cellphones, Shoes, Books… It was substancially crowded but was pretty funny to look at. After the next traffic light, I was sure to be in the arabic part: Muslim Food, different houses and of course: A glimpse view of one of the mosques nearby.
I first hit the Sultan Mosque, a really impressive building and actually the most important mosque in Singapore. After signing into the visitors directory I walked in and saw the nice interior – No photos allowed of course.

By just walking around I finally hit the Malay Heritage Centre, which is actually at Kompong Glam, where in the 19th century a Malaian Sultan was given place to stay during some obfusciating problems in his homecountry… (Eh, should read more historic stuff when blogging…). A friend of mine told me, that the museum there is rather boring, so I decided just to walk around the garden.

Rather hungry I hit some food place and had some pretty nice indian influenced malay muslim food. Altogether Arab Street is nice to walk around, especially when you get closer to the nearby Bugis Junction (uh, and when you are there…. Walk up to SimLim Square, the definitive “Mekka” for PC Part shooping. But be sure to know the prices!). All-in-all it took me about 3hours so I got onto MRT to get to Orchard, cause I was wanna to buy some books at Borders and relax with a Coffee at Starbucks.

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