Singapore’s Ethnic Heritage: Kampong Glam

Singapore’s Ethnic Heritage: Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore (B)

No doubt one of the country’s most colorful streets, a visit to Singapore is not complete without checking out the Muslim quarter of Kampong Glam.

Once a residence of Sultan Hussein Shah of Johor, Kampong Glam grew from cultural exchanges thanks to diverse immigrant communities of Malays, Indonesians, Baweanese, Banjarese, Arabs, Indians and Chinese.

Today, its glorious past can be seen from the majestic religious architecture, vibrant shophouses and delicious gastronomy. Kampong Glam is also renowned for its young arts scene and beautiful street arts hidden in various corners of the alleys.

Set very close to the CBD area, Kampong Glam is very accessible via the main MRT line. Simply alight at Bugis station and a short walk will get you to the key attractions.

Designed by DP Architects in Art Deco style reminiscent of New York’s Chanin Building, this commercial square right next to the Bugis MRT is worth making a quick visit to admire its granite, bronze, lacquer and glass exteriors. You will also notice effigies of influential figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein, Shakespeare and many more! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
How it works: The full article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the sights featured in this article. The app's navigation functions guide you from one sight to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Sights Featured in This Article

Guide Name: Singapore’s Ethnic Heritage: Kampong Glam
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Andrew Darwitan
Read it on Author's Website:
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Parkview Square
  • Haji Lane
  • Craft Assembly
  • Hygge
  • Gelam Gallery
  • Arab Street
  • Molkan Fabrics
  • Sifr Aromatics
  • Motion Art Space
  • Guilt
  • Bussorah Street
  • Sultan Mosque
  • The Gem Museum
  • Hjh Maimunah Restaurant and Catering
  • Vintage Camera’s Museum
  • Masjid Malabar
  • Singapore Chinese Opera Museum
  • Aliwal Street
  • Cuturi Gallery
  • Aliwal Arts Centre
  • Gedung Kuning
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Maison Ikkoku
  • Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
  • The Projector

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

Traveler's Guide to Singapore: 15 Souvenirs to Bring Home

Traveler's Guide to Singapore: 15 Souvenirs to Bring Home

Known as one of the Four Asian Tigers (or Dragons), Singapore is a thriving metropolis and one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Asia. Home to multi-ethnic community, the city carefully preserves and proudly exhibits its colorful identity, manifested - among other forms - in the...
12 Singapore Foods You Should Not Miss

12 Singapore Foods You Should Not Miss

Food is a national passion for Singaporeans. Locals think and talk about food incessantly, often thinking nothing of travelling for miles across the island and queuing for hours just to taste one of their favourite dishes. Singaporeans abroad will bemoan being parted from their favourite foods,...