Wheeling and Dealing at Arab Street

It was a Sunday and we felt like doing something festive and adventurous, despite the heavy tropical downpour. Living in such systemically run city, our inner thirst for chaos took us to Arab Street, tucked in a fold of Bugis Street, Little India and China Town, in the centre of Singapore.

Turkish Inspired Cafes
Turkish Inspired Cafes
The Sheesha, of course.
The Sheesha, of course.
Even the alley ways in there are beautiful..gosh
Even the alley ways in there are beautiful..gosh

We ate at the famous Victory cafe (established in 1908) and let our fingers take us along shops of fabulous fabric and BEADS!!

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French Chiffons as soft as…well air, and lovely Thai silks. What caught my attention was the amazing designs in cut work
Good deals on pisses too (Okay, pieces)
Good deals on pisses too (Okay, pieces)
Pandora Beads, from a Wholesaler
Pandora Beads, from a Wholesaler
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The lovely couple who own the shop, they were so helpful in yanking out the boxes with the right beads in them

Each bead was within the range of $1 – $3, packets were about $2.

It was easy to move around, stores are in neat rows that intersect each other. The more important thing was that we did one whole section of Arab Street (well, there are many streets in this locale, but they are collectively and generally known as ‘Arab Street’)  in an hour flat. You could spend the entire day there looking at pretty things, clicking and eating about, I know I will.

(If you want to see the end product of my bead buying spree, check out my next post!)

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