Heritage tour of Kampong Gelam

The American Association of Singapore (AAS)

Heritage tour of Kampong Gelam

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Join us on a fascinating Kampong Gelam walking tour and learn more about the native people of Singapore, Malay heritage & get to know ethnic Malay food.

Many of us know the district simply as ‘Arab St’, the place to come for high quality textiles and carpets. Others visit for the bar scene, street art and chilled vibe of Haji Lane, voted eighth ‘Coolest Street in the World’ in Time Out magazine’s June 2021 edition. But reach back in time and Kampong Gelam has a fascinating and storied place in Singapore history. Did you know it was the home of Malay royalty in Singapore for 180 years? That it was a hub for the thousands of Haj pilgrims from across the region setting out for Mecca each year? Or that dozens of diamond cutters from Kalimantan worked their magic from row upon row of shophouses? Or even that Uncle Tan, the last street barber in Singapore, plied his trade for 40+ years tucked away in one of Kampong Gelam’s many laneways? We invite you to join us and discover Kampong Gelam’s heritage, some of its secrets and more than a few surprises.

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October 1, 2022 @ 16:00

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