Once upon a time, Kampong Glam was the royal headquarters of the Malaysian sovereign while visiting Singapore. Nowadays, it is a mainly Malay-Muslim neighborhood with stunning historical architectural features. Gold leaf mosques, pastel shophouses and stunning archways line the streets of this neighborhood, begging you to pause for a moment as you stroll. Cafes and restaurants fill out the storefronts not otherwise occupied by galleries, museums or places of worship and education. Hands down, my favorite neighborhood in Singapore.