Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shops along Arab Street

This is Arab Street which was named after a rich Arab Merchant who used to own a big land in here or it was a site of an Arab village/kampong during the earlier times.

This street is very colourful and interesting. There are many shops that not only sell clothes but also beads, costume jewelleries, baskets, etc. I sometimes come here to purchase beads for my beads jewellery crafts.

You can read more about Arab Street from Wikipedia.

This passage between the shop front and the road is known as a five foot way. Five foot? It means that the passage is about five foot wide but sometimes they are less than five feet.

You can read more about the five foot way from wikipedia.

Shopkeepers would always display their goods along the five foot way to attract customers.

I spotted some belly dancing costumes. Belly dancing is now very popular in Singapore among all the races. It is a great way to slim down too. But no, I dont do any belly

These are Ali Baba's Pants. Wondered why they are called Ali Baba's pants? Perhaps it was named after Ali Baba.


M.Kate said...

That sounds like a good place to shop for crafts, tks for all those good wishes for eli..she is good now...even cheekier :P Happy weekend Alice.

Lawstude said...

A nice place to shop for exotic things. Maybe Jazmine and Aladdin are there :)

Anonymous said...

there are so many interesting things to spent your money

Anya said...

It looks a lovely place for shopping :)
Have a wonderful day ....

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Ali Baba pants reminds me of the Hollywood show, Genie and also the story of Ali Baba of 1,001 Nights.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

it sounds fascinating. Ok, will have it on 'to do' list!