Hubby and I found Kampong Glam after an hour of walking in the wrong direction. Kampong Glam- also known as Arab Street- is home to the beautiful Sultan Mosque. I did not go inside the Mosque myself- I wasn't sure of the etiquette and rules so I was happy to just take pictures from the outside. I have never heard the call to prayer before, it was a truly unique experience for me.
Arab Street is the home to numerous, and I mean NUMEROUS, fabric stores. I could kick myself for not getting a picture of how they display the fabric. To entice the customer they will drape the fabric over a mannequin or dress form. There were so many stores and so many fabrics to choose from- I was literally overwhelmed. I knew I would bore Hubby to death if I decided to shop all of the stores- so I decided to go back on my own- after the ship had pulled back out.
So after Hubby left for the big blue ocean again, I consoled my breaking heart by buying some beautiful silk fabric...
|I bought 3 meters, it has such a lovely drape- I am scared to cut it!|
|I should have bought 3 meters, but only got 2. I love the colors- the picture doesn't do justice.|
I also bought another border print cotton. I have to find where I stashed it so I can take a picture. It is an Indian like print.
They also sell rugs, jewelry, baskets, and pashminas up and down the street. The rugs were beautiful- but they wouldn't fit into my suitcase! ha ha
|Entrance to Arab Street|
|bolts and bolts of fabric- too many to choose from!!|
|I bought an Indian-print skirt here. The couple who own the store were so sweet!|