Kampong Glam has been renovated and restored, bringing back the former colour and vibrancy of the area. Rows of conserved shophouses can be found along Arab Street, Baghdad Street and Bussorah Street. Many of these shophouses have new tenants such as design and IT firms, art galleries, crafts and curios shops, food caterers and restaurants. They blend in with traditional businesses like textile and carpet shops, perfumers and shops selling religious items used by Muslims.
The Sultan Mosque with its golden dome is the main highlight of Kampong Glam.