Colorful Kampong Glam
Home to the main part of Islam community in Singapore, Kampong Glam is known to be an attractive place where tourists can embrace a colorful medley of Singapore cultures. Once a fishing village along the Rochor River, from 19th century, the area is allocated for the Malay, Arab and Bugis communities and become a thriving port town then. "Kampong" in Malay means an enclave or village while many people believe that "glam" is mentioning "glamorous". As its name, the streets here owns their charms of the rich blend of history, culture, and trendy lifestyle scene in every corner. The prominent landmark in Kampong Glam is Sultan Mosque with the beautiful golden dome and magnificent architecture which is the mix of European and Islamic elements. Nowadays Kampong Glam is still retained as a buzzing and vibrant shopping area with an array of hole-in-the-wall shops offering almost everything, live music bars, hip fashion outlets and boutiques as well as countless food stalls ranging from local cuisine to international dishes. Strolling around the narrow alleyways that are full of curious finds here, tourists can freely enjoy the walks with many local delights.