There’s a sense of ‘real’ Singapore in Bugis, aka BBB. Nestled between the Civic District and Little India, this sprawling neighborhood is a mishmash of shophouses and new buildings. There is also a thriving local arts scene here, boasting some of the city's best arts, culture, and heritage venues. These include the Singapore Art Museum, the modern National Library, and Kwan Im Temple, as well as an annual events program that includes street art, sculpture, and music. Shops, food sellers, and market stalls pack Bugis Street Market, while there’s a newer mall at Bugis Junction. Alongside the Sultan Mosque, restored shophouses and Islamic architecture are Arab, Malay and Western restaurants, fabric stores on Arab Street, and Haji Lane’s boutique shops and cool bars, while Beach Road leads to the excellent Golden Mile Food Center – a local’s favorite. It also borders the Kampong Glam district, the epitome of Singaporean fusion. The diversity of the neighborhood is what makes it such a compelling place.