Kampong Glam and Bugis benefit from an enormous Islamic influence
Yep, perhaps more so than anywhere else in Singapore, Kampong Glam and Bugis are buzzing with Islamic influence and the Muslim communities that live here bring colour, flavour, aroma and, well, glamour to the streets. This is the case pretty much anywhere you go around the Malay Heritage Centre or the Masjid Sultan mosque, but Arab Street is probably the epicentre of it all. Here, Bugis restaurants are definitely at their most vibrant and you’ll find all kinds of Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines on offer. Naturally, almost every Bugis restaurant here offers meat that’s halal as well as vegetarian food to fill you up, whether it’s from a street stall or a stainless steel kitchen. Offering variation from dining at restaurants in Bugis Junction, you can browse bazaars, boutiques and colourful shopfronts around Arab Street and when you’re done, take the edge off with some of the best food in Singapore.