Moving To The Muslim Quarter

May 19, 2008

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This morning, I used the pay phone to call another hostel, checked out, and high-tailed it for the Muslim Quarter. I took the MRT to Bugis station and then walked in the wrong direction for 20 minutes. I almost walked all the way to the city center! So I bused back to were I started, walked for 5 minutes in the other direction, circled the neighborhood twice and finally arrived. The Muslim Quarter is much better than being out east. It’s much more central to sights, and feels way safer. Humorously, I’m staying on Arab Street between Baghdad Rd and Muscat St, right behind the Sultan Mosque. It’s a really neat neighborhood, and you can hear the calls to pray during the day.