Kampung Glam: The Glamour of Malay Heritage

Singapore as a multi-ethnic society is a microcosm of world's culture. There are specific places in the island which caters to specific culture such as Chinatown for Chinese, Little India for South Asians and of course Kampung Glam for Malays.  

When you go to Kampung Glam, the most noticeable edifice is the Sultan Mosque. The edifice itself is magnificent and adding to its beauty is the lighting effects at night which make it glitter.

Facade of the Sultan Mosque

Signage of the Sultan Mosque

In front of the Mosque, you can see the marker of Kampung Glam Heritage Trail, which describes the historical significance of the place.

About the Kampong Glam Heritage Trail

The alley from Arab St. to Sultan Mosque is lined with exquisite paintings which depict aesthetically the rich Middle Eastern culture. 

Middle Eastern Ship

Arabian Vessels

Trees bearing abundant dates.

A vessel which plied the Saudi Arbia-China route via the Indian Ocean.

Tools in the Desert

Fauna in the Arabian Gulf

Arabian Castle

Painting of a boat used by the Arabs.

The street leading to the Mosque is lined with shop houses where stuffs from Indonesia, the Middle East and Turkey can be found. There are also restaurants serving Middle Eastern cuisines. 

Shops along the street leading to the mosque.

Indeed Kampung Glam is worth a visit to experience the glamour of Singapore's diverse cultural landscape. It is inviting for curious persons like me!