A Local's Guide to Diverse Singapore | 7 Neighbourhoods

By Halal Trip | 23, Jul, 2021
A Local's Guide to Diverse Singapore | 7 Neighbourhoods

Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore is packed with information on what to do in Singapore, where to visit, and even what to eat! Becoming the "all you need to know" guide to Singapore, whether you're a tourist visiting Singapore or a local rediscovering Singapore, Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore will be the perfect companion to exploring and getting the best out of your time in Singapore!

With so much information on these culturally rich and activity-packed areas, Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore is segregated into 7 different sections that showcase the 7 different neighborhoods that are featured in the guide. In each neighborhood, the guide shows you the must-see and must-do things there all with extreme ease!

The neighborhoods in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore are - Orchard Road, Kampong Gelam, Little India, Tiong Bahru, Chinatown, Sentosa, and Marina Bay. Here are just some things you can expect in these neighborhoods:

Planning on a trip to Singapore? Or planning to rediscover Singapore? Find out everything you need to know when visiting Singapore with Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers!

 

Orchard Road
Orchard Road Singapore

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Known as the shopping haven in Singapore, Orchard Road is THE place to be when you are down for some shopping! Lined with international and local brands where you'll be spoilt for choice. Even if you're not into shopping, Orchard Road is the home of the Istana, the official residence of the president of the Republic of Singapore. Be sure to look out for days where it is open to the public, as it is truly a sight to behold. The Istana is open on gazetted public holidays.

Some might argue that shopping is an exercise in itself, but fret not as Halal food is easily found all around with restaurants like Cajun on Wheels, a Louisiana style seafood place, Puncak a Halal eatery specializing in Chinese cuisine, and many many more!

You can also visit the Al-Falah Mosque, a conveniently located mosque where you can perform prayers to rest and recharge.

Find out more about what you can find in Orchard Road in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Kampong GelamMasjid Sultan Mosque Singapore

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Kampong Gelam is a beautifully preserved slice of Singapore's heritage. Its colorful and preserved shophouses are a stark contrast to the tall skyscrapers and shopping malls nearby. This culturally rich area is home to the iconic and historic Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Center, you'll definitely want to visit them.

Kampong Gelam is a place where art comes to life. Take a stroll around the neighborhood and admire the many murals painted by local and international artists that decorate the already picturesque landscape of Kampong Gelam. You can check out the guide for their exact locations.

Known to locals as the place to go for boutique halal cafes, you're in for a treat! Kampong Gelam is filled with all kinds of cuisine, from local food, Swedish, Japanese, Italian, you name it! For the sweet tooth, you can also find bakeries and dessert shops in the area.

Find out more about what you can find in Kampong Gelam in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Little India
Little India Singapore

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Little India is a colorful and vibrant district where the old meets new. In the past, it is historically known to have a racehorse track and a home for Indian laborers of cattle trading businesses back in the past. Now, the busy streets of Little India are still bustling with life and all the flavors of spices that make it a must-visit neighborhood when in Singapore. Some places to visit are the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and the ever-popular Mustafa Center, for some 24-hour shopping.

Similar to Kampong Gelam, Little India is a great place that has been adorned with colorful murals all around the neighborhood. You can check out the guide for their locations.

Taste the rich flavors that Little India has to offer with its many restaurants and eateries that can be found in the neighborhood. From the Tekka Centre, where you can get the authentic Hawker experience to Bismillah Biryani, a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant, you're in for a gastronomical treat!

You can visit the Abdul Gafoor Mosque or the Angullia Mosque which are conveniently located in Little India for prayers.

Find out more about what you can find in Little India in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Tiong Bahru
Tiong Bahru Murals Singapore

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Tiong Bahru is the oldest residential estate in Singapore that dates as far back as the 1930s. The neighborhood is lined with a beautiful mix of art deco and Straits Settlement shophouses in its architecture. A must-visit especially if you are into unique architectural designs and art. Tiong Bahru is where it's at when it comes to everything that is hip and happening in Singapore. The neighborhood is filled with unique shops and cafes where you're bound to find something that catches your eye.

You can also spot some beautifully painted murals around the neighborhood that actually tells the stories of the estate's colorful past. You can check out the guide for their locations.

Tiong Bahru is also home to a number of Halal Restaurants where you'll be able to rest and recharge in between your artsy adventure around Tiong Bahru.

You can visit the Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah Mosque to perform your prayers while exploring this quaint neighborhood.

Find out more about what you can find in Tiong Bahru in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Chinatown
Chinatown Singapore An Siang Hill

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Chinatown, a true reflection of Singapore's cultural diversity. Chinatown is one of the places where you can find a Mosque, Chinese and Hindu Temples right along the same street! Another main draw that Chinatown has is its low-lying buildings that have withstood the test of time. Some places you should visit when in Chinatown are the Jamae Mosque (Chulia) and Al-Abrar Mosque, some of the oldest mosques in Singapore.

Like the other neighborhoods, Chinatown has also been blessed with the touch of local and international artists with their murals around the neighborhood. You can check out their locations and how to find them in the guide.

Chinatown is home to some unique Halal Restaurants like Picanhas', a Halal beef/steak restaurant that was named after the cut of beef that is popular in Brazil, Royz Et Vous, a favorite amongst local Muslims, and many more!

Find out more about what you can find in Chinatown in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Sentosa
Sentosa Singapore

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Experience an island getaway right here in the city at Sentosa! Sentosa is only 15 minutes away from the Central Business and Shopping Districts, best part is there are so many things to do at Sentosa to keep you busy all day long. There's plenty of things there that there's sure to be something for everyone. Amongst the attractions are the Universal Studios Singapore, Southeast Asia's first and only Universal Studios theme park filled, or visit the S.E.A Aquarium, home to 100,000 marine animals, or simply just kick back and relax at one of the beautiful beaches that the island has!

If you're worried about food, fret not, you can find Halal restaurants and food outlets around the island for you to keep you going as you enjoy the activities all day long!

You can look out for Musollahs around Sentosa where you can still perform prayers throughout the day. The locations can be found in the guide.

Find out more about what you can find in Chinatown in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Marina Bay
Marina Bay Singapore

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Marina Bay, a scenic look at Singapore's city skyline. Marina Bay needs no introduction as it is one of the most well-known images of Singapore as it is where you can find the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, the Esplanade, and Gardens By the Bay.

Being such a popular spot, you'll have no trouble locating Halal food restaurants and food outlets around Marina Bay. But, there are some halal restaurants that you must try like Satay By the Bay where you can feast on Singapore's favorite food; seafood and satay!

You can look out for Musollahs around Marina Bay where you can still perform prayers throughout the day. The locations can be found in the guide.

Find out more about what you can find in Marina Bay in Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore!

 

Comprehensive Guides to Singapore

There are just so many things that can fit in this article but this is not even half of what Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers has to offer. The comprehensive guides have all the things you need to know to get the full experience of what Singapore has to offer!

So be sure to download the Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers, your trusty companions to discovering Singapore!

 

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