Sultan Gate

Sultan Gate, a road aptly named, leads right to the doorstep of a former Malay palace in Kampong Gelam. Used to be known as Istana Kampong Gelam, it has now been converted into a cultural and historical spot - The Malay Heritage Centre. Cutting across Pahang Street, the road goes right up to Beach Road, which was in fact a coastal road in the early days. Used to be popular in the 1900s for its blacksmiths and foundries, visitors to Sultan Gate today will find a pottery studio, batik fashion and graffiti walls at Sultan Arts Village instead. The small park opposite also gives a calm atmosphere amidst the bustling city. And with the bursting of new F&B establishments like IndoBowl and Sultan Gate Restaurant, this historical street may just reinvent itself and return to its glory days.