Street Art Hunting in Kampong Glam

    Singapore streetart
    Jac profile
    31 Jan 2016
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
    10 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Explore Singapore's old Arab and Malay Quarter through the street art found on its walls, old and new. Follow the art and discover something new about this popular cultural spot. You may not associate Singapore with graffiti and street art, but I'll show you where to find some stellar works by both local and international street artists in this area.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Aliwal Arts Centre, Sultan Arts Village, Haji Lane

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    - Take the train to Bugis Station via the green East-West line (EW12) or the dark blue DownTown line (DT14).
    - Take Exit C up to Level 1.
    - There is a taxi stand in front of you, and a busy pedestrian crossing just beyond it.
    - You can see the Bugis Village sign above a large advertising TV screen. Cross the road towards it. This is your starting point.

    - Take bus numbers 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 196, 851, 960, 980 and alight at bus stop 01112 (opposite Bugis Junction) which should drop you right at the starting point.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    - Bugis Junction is a shopping mall with all your essentials
    - Bugis Village has abundant cheap shopping for youngsters
    - Aliwal Arts Centre for arts performance and some FnB
    - Sultan Arts Village for the graffiti shop BlackBook
    - Alaturka along Bussorah Street is my favourite Middle Eastern restaurant in the area
    - Cloth merchants along Arab Street
    - Indie retail shops for the hipsters along Haji Lane

    Best time of day:

    Day time is best to fully appreciate these artworks. In the morning, before 12pm, it tends to be less crowded, as the shops along the route are usually open from 12pm to 8pm.


    You will be outdoors, so be prepared for the blazing sunshine or sudden downpour, both typical traits of Singapore's hot and wet climate. I suggest a hat, sunglasses and an umbrella. There is a fair bit of walking as well, so wear comfortable shoes and stay hydrated.


    Plus Write a comment


    We loved the tour. Besides cool street art is brings you to a lovely part of Singapore with vibrant atmosphere.

    So during our walk we took some sidesteps and enjoyed everything.

    The tour is very informative and well told.

    Thank you Jaclynn for all the effort.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 3 years ago

    Just took the tour, thanks. the air conditioner racks with words on them are currently missing, since that building is under renovation. the last piece on the alley leading to Haji Lane had also been painted over (the new one is very cool). Lastly, I had trouble in a couple spots, because the audio triggered too late (maybe these need larger trigger circles): the U-turn where you see the kid in the window and the blu jazz club.

    Posted by Ryan , about 4 years ago
    Eburneis 01   

    Hi Ryan, thanks for the feedback - we've moved some markers around and increased the trigger zones to improve the GPS response. Being a street art tour, the artworks described are subject to change - we'll contact Jaclynn and let her know.

    Adam , about 4 years ago

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