Bugis & Arab Street Hotels & the Surrounding Area

Bugis & Arab Street Hotels & the Surrounding Area

Claire Hillsmith

Why not fly out to Singapore and experience the vast amount of shopping opportunities visitors can indulge in? From high-end shopping malls to alley-way stalls, there is something for everyone across a range of prices in this island nation. Bugis and Arab Street are well-known shopping destinations for both locals and tourists and staying in hotels in the area set you right in the centre of the entertainment zone as well, so let HotelTravel.com guide you to your ideally suited accommodation in Singapore.

Whether you’re looking for a budget hotel with homely amenities or somewhere luxurious with a spa or Jacuzzi, the Bugis area has plenty of options. Reasonably priced 5footway.inn Project Bugis offers comfortable accommodation with wifi and BBQ facilities. The Sultan Hotel Singapore provides delicious dining options, as well as an assortment of room styles, including attic rooms, loft suites and sultan rooms. Why not treat yourself to the added luxury of the Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, where rooms boast queen size beds and subtle Chinese décor. The hotel has two Jacuzzis, wifi, a lobby bar and the classy Indian restaurant, Shish Mahal.

Within close proximity of the three hotels are the increasingly popular shopping destinations of Orchard Road, Mustafa and Sim Lim Square but the shopping area of Bugis – developed in the 1980’s – is also a popular place to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Start your journey at Bugis Junction on Victoria Street where you’ll find a captivating selection of Japanese branded shops and a cinema complex.

Across the road is the Bugis Village Bazaar, an ideal destination for cheap t-shirts and souvenirs. Close to Bugis is the Bras Basah Complex, scattered with book shops and art supplies, it is within walking distance of Merchant Road, where a collection of pubs host live music performances from budding artists of alternative music. One of the most popular choices along this thoroughfare is Gashaus, where gothic and experimental music is put on show.

Arab Street is a common shopping area for the Malay residents of Singapore and is becoming an increasing attraction for tourists. With numerous textile stalls, handmade carpets and a selection of Islamic poetry and philosophy books, the street is brimming with culture. The Sultan Mosque lies in the middle and a variety of cuisines are available at local stalls, ranging from Egyptian to Russian, and Malay to Indian. Your shopping experience through Bugis and Arab Streets will not only be a shopping sensation but also a journey of culture and history.

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