“Visiting Haji Lane” is a definite line on the bucket list of any fashionista or everyone who fancy quirky and fabulous things on their trip to Singapore.
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This tiny lane, hidden away in the heart of the Muslim quarter, is a fashionista’s paradise. With very little fanfare, the collection of narrow shop-houses have, in less than a year, been transformed into an aggressively hip retail stretch recalling Le Marais in Paris or New York’s Meatpacking District.
Singapore is famous for its clean and green environment. However, there’s still one thing will make you impressed: Singapore is full of colorful, art-inspired roads, too. (Photo: Lance 陈 伟 明)
Located only 10-15 minutes walk from MRT Bugis stop, Haji Lane is a pretty walk street, hidden in the heart of Muslim Quarter of Singapore. (Photo: Jdmiller83)
This tiny street offers a great number of boutiques, fashion and creative handmade stores that are “made in Merlion country”. Not only local young people but also foreign visitors head to Haji Lane to fulfill the lust for amazing items. (Photo: William Cho)
Haji Lane is a lovely U-shaped shopping spot. It brings brand new experience to the ones who get enough of modern and monotonous shopping centers trapped in skyscrapers out there. (Photo: Jon Siegel)
This vintage and unique “paradise” is prone to fully satisfy any style lovers. (Photo: Eugene)
Haji Lane is in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood of Singapore. Young people frequent the shophouses along this lane for the independent fashion boutiques and Middle Eastern cafes. Haji Lane got its name because of the businesses here. Here come many extraordinary and loveable shops that will catch your eyes at the first sight.(Photo: Monique Lim)
Besides boutiques, there are also cool café and pubs with outstanding way of decoration. (Photo: Choo Yut Shing)
If feel a little bit peckish after a busy time shopping, it’s time to take a seat and enjoy something like a cup of tea or a small pie to get refreshed again. (Photo: William Cho)
Haji Lane is famed for another nickname – “Instagram spot” because beautifully-designed stores here is the unlimited inspiration for gorgeous photos. (Photo: Choo Yut Shing)
Haji Lane takes you aback with its brilliantly unique café, pubs – all designs are featured in typical Oriental fairy tales yet Graffiti animated. (Photo: Masahiro Kobayashi)
In Haji Lane, just feel free to strike a bargain in order to get a good deal. Keep in mind that there are some boutiques which are open only in the afternoon, thus 2-4h PM is the perfect time drop in.
Many fashion shops here are brainchildren of young Singapore designers. So there is no doubt that Haji Lane fashion are always up-to-date though the material quality may be imperfect. (Photo: thenameisivy.wordpress.com)
Technicolor street walls are Haji Lane symbolic scenes. (Photo: angieisagirl.wordpress.com)
If you’re feeling peckish, have an authentic Middle Eastern lunch around the corner at Cafe le Caire.
1. Know It Nothing
51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244; 65-6392-5475 knowitnothing.com
31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244 pluck.com.sg
25 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244; 65-6299-5805
4. Café le Caire
39 Arab Street, Singapore 199738; 65-6292-0979
Address: Queen Victoria St, Singapore 188022
Opening hours: Stores vary but best to head down there after midday (12pm).
Haji Lane Singapore MRT: Located only 10-15 minutes walk from MRT Bugis stop
Parking: Street Coupon and Carpark Coupon on surrounding streets. Raffles Hospital is also in close walking distance should you want a parking station.
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