Muscat Street was named after Muscat, the capital of Sultanate of Oman, a country situated north of the Arabian Sea. With the iconic Sultan Mosque located here, naturally this street is one of the more well-known locations in Kampong Gelam, both to the tourists and locals alike.
The Muscat Street make-over which was completed in November 2012, is a collaboration between Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Muscat Municipality of Oman. The highlight of the project is the beautiful granite arches with ornate Omani carvings which were built at both end of the street. The murals along one end, depict maritime stories of the trades between the two countries and the glorious seafaring past of the sultanate.
A trading hub in 1800s to early 1900s, Muscat Street was always buzzing with traders doing their dealings as well as devotees frequenting the mosque for their daily prayers. Till today, the street, which has mostly been turned into a pedestrian walkway, is still reverberating.
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