Kampong Glam, formerly the seat of Malay royalty, is best known for its two major landmarks: Sultan Mosque, Singapore’s oldest & largest mosque, and the Istana Kampung Gelam, the former Sultan’s palace (Today known as the Malay Heritage Centre).
A Malay / Muslim community characterised by many traditional businesses: textile wholesalers, spice traders and perfumers, Muslim food caterers, retailers of gemstones and rattan handicraft, yet today trades in the area have diversified and changed over the years; drawing an increasingly young and diverse group of visitors to this district, which has revived the connection between this district and the wider Singaporean and international environment.
Ride with us as we seek insta-worthy photo opportunities throughout the Royal Malay district of Kampong Glam. Along the way, uncovering the challenges of conservation while allowing for modernization; as both the old and the new co-exist together.
Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls & public spaces.
Vespa, Drivers, Helmets, Raincoats
Meals, transfers to/from airport/hotel, porterage, tips, entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified
Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour
Haji Lane • Bussorah Mall • Sultan Mosque • Malay Heritage Centre • Esplanade • Anderson Bridge • National Gallery • St Andrew’s Cathedral • Kampung Glam • Street Art • Quaint Shophouses
Haji Lane • Bussorah Mall • Sultan Mosque • Malay Heritage Centre • Esplanade • Anderson Bridge • National Gallery • St Andrew’s Cathedral • Kampung Glam • Street Art • Quaint Shophouses • Kopi Break
Storyteller Shophouse Visits (meet the people that make this area famous for it’s scents, fabrics, and food!)
Specialist Store Visits (Visit a Peranakan Fashion Designer, a Heritage Store, and / or a Retro Collector Store!)
Food Workshop Visit (visit the local Halal Cupcake Shop and learn to make Cupcakes!