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Singapore Tourism Board Approved

Kampong Glam Guided Tour

Corporate Travel Management (S) Pte. Ltd.
From S$100.00

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Kampong Glam Guided Tour

Centred on busy Arab Street, Kampong Glam is known as Singapore’s Muslim Quarter. Its 19th-century shophouses have been turned into stores selling textiles and casual restaurants serving spicy Malay and global fare. Notable landmarks here include the golden domed Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre, where exhibits focus on local history. Clothing boutiques, street art and trendy cafes line Haji Lane. Kampong Gelam has its origins as a thriving port town and is Singapore's oldest urban quarter. In Malay, the word kampong means ""compound"", while ""gelam"" is often attributed to the long-leaved paperbark tree, which was commonly found in the area and used for boat-making, medicine and even as a seasoning for food. In 1822, Sir Stamford Raffles allocated the area to the Malay, Arab and Bugis communities. The area subsequently became one of the seats of Malay royalty in Singapore.

Today, we shall Discover Kampong Gelam's rich history, living traditions, excellent eateries and trendy shops in this vibrant neighbourhood, including the grounds of the Istana (palace) is home to the Malay Heritage Centre, where you will get many insights into Malay History and culture. The sultan mosque, with its massive golden domes and huge prayer hall, Sultan Mosque is a must-see when you are here. Since the beginning, the early Arab traders has traded perfumes and in our program, you will be able to experience, how are perfumes made, and what is the difference between Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and perfume oil. Participants on our tour will be introduced to different perfume making techniques and witness a live demonstration of how a simple perfume blend is made. And at the same time, participants will be impart with the history and heritage of the perfume trade.

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