Masjid Sultan and restaurants on Arab Street

Address: Masjid Sultan, Singapore

As you visit Haji Lane, you may walk further to Masjid Sultan. Not only is Masjid Sultan the place you cannot miss in Singapore, but it is also the place where album cover of Arabian Dancing Girls by Beyond, the legendary Hong Kong rock band, was taken. This area is one of Singapore’s Muslim communities called Kampong Glam, where Muslim-style clothing, home furniture and supplies shops, as well as authentic and delicious halal restaurants are gathered.

Hari Raya Haji is not just a public holiday in Singapore but also a period in which Muslims will go to the mosque to pray all day. After the prayer time in the morning has come to an end, there will be a ceremony where sheep are butchered and the meat is distributed to worshippers and the unprivileged. This is also a sign of the unity of Muslims in which everyone will celebrate together. 

Next to the mosque, you can find finely made souvenirs and beautiful postcards in the Malay Heritage Centre. Across the street, there are a lot of Middle Eastern restaurants of Lebanese, Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines. While food quality is high, the interior design is full of Middle East style too. You should never miss it during your trip!