The Singapore Sightseeing Challenge: Day Two
I’ve heard plenty of good things about Kampong Glam, so our next opportunity for sightseeing was reserved for making the trek out to the colorful neighborhood also known as the Arab Quarter.
Shopping aficionados, we’ve scouted this place out just for you. Especially the ones that have exhausted everything Orchard Road has to offer. You won’t find your typical brands here, but you won’t lack for interesting stuff to buy either. Clothing shops are well represented at Haji Lane, while little stores selling anything from perfume oils to rugs line Arab street leading up to Sultan Mosque.
All around Arab Street is also ideal for hanging out and maybe finding something to eat, if Middle Eastern food is what you’re craving for.
The Sultan Mosque is of great interest to tourists because it’s the biggest in Singapore. We get there when people are called in for prayers but are allowed a look in anyway. The people in charge seem to be very eager to share their faith and welcome any sort of questions. It was really very nice! We probably would’ve stayed longer if not for the heavy Harry Potter-like robes you have to wear throughout the mosque. It was really too hot.
While we did have a few hours left for sightseeing, we decided to take things easy for the rest of the day and came up with some really good reasons to justify the break:
A. We had a late night last night.
B. We have F1 action to look forward to that night.
C. We’ve got friends to meet up with!
Friends always make for a good excuse, don’t you think? This is how we end Sightseeing Day 2:
With good drinks and great company. You’ll be seeing more of these people at the next posts.
In the meantime… Are you ready for F1??