New exhibition showcases stories of Singapore's Arab community

April 13, 2019 9:33 PM

SINGAPORE – When Singapore was established as a trading port back in 1819, the British were keen to attract Arab traders to these shores. But small as their numbers were – a 1824 census showed that only 15 of Kampong Glam’s more than 9,600 residents were Arab – they play a key role in Singapore’s development, using their wealth to build mosques, organise funds, develop lands, and even contribute to the music culture here.

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