First built in 1826, re-built in 1928 and features a carpet donated by the Prince of Saudi Arabia, an exploration of the district starts with a visit to Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque). Visitors can enter the mosque freely provided that they are dressed appropriately to enter the place of worship and if not, cloaks are available for free.
Kampong Glam is divided into several streets with names mostly derived from main cities in the Middle East such as Baghdad Street and Muscat Street. The most famous street must be the Bussorah Street, a main pedestrian thoroughfare lined with Palm trees and the street is mostly known for as the best angle to capture the vibe of Kampong Glam.
Bussorah Street offers an eclectic mix of Sisha restaurants, backpackers hostels, IT shops and stores selling souvenir trinkets while further down the block are the shophouses of Arab Street selling carpets, antiques and textiles.
The recent addition of Lithuanian born- Penang based Street Artist Ernest Zacharevic wall installations at Jalan Pisang and Jalan Klapa added up to the over-all unique vibe of Kampomg Glam Distirct.