Singapore is a nation that is rich in ethnic variety and there are many enclaves to be found where certain cultures thrive. Two of these places are Arab Street and Little India.
The Arab Quarter
Now commonly referred to as Arab Street, this is the heart of Singapore’s Muslim community. You’ll discover a wide selection of shops here influenced by Muslim culture and traditions.
History of Trade
This was where trade thrived in Singapore going as far back as the 1920s, and many Arab traders settled in this region in order to develop their trade. Ever since this age and in modern times as well, this place is famous for textiles.
This was a thriving epicentre for Indians even during the colonial times and is situated north-east of Singapore’s city centre. So if you’re staying at a hotel near Bugis Junction Singapore along the likes of Destination Singapore Beach Road then it’s an easy trip.
Kali Amman Temple
This is one of the most renowned temples in Singapore, as well as one of the oldest. The temple was constructed by Bengali workers during the late 1800s and is dedicated to Kali, one of the most significant Hindu deities. It is truly a captivating sight that beautifully contrasts with the modern metropolitan splendour of Singapore.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.