Serving as a haven for independent boutiques and yet-to-be-discovered hot spots, Haji Lane is one place in Singapore that appeals to the anti-mall crowd. Tucked away in the heart of the country’s bright and bustling Muslim quarter, Haji Lane stands out as a narrow atmospheric street lined with charming pre-war shophouses, many with their walls covered in creative murals and vibrant street art.
The place is home to a collection of hip and trendy stores selling clothing and accessories by local independent labels, eclectic furniture, and the quirkiest of knick knacks. You will also find a number of creative cafés, bars and Middle Eastern shisha joints. Shopping is best done in the late afternoon, when the heat of the sun begins to dissipate, and by evening, when the drinking holes start to open their doors, the district truly comes alive.
15 thoughts on “A Glimpse of Haji Lane (Kampong Glam, Singapore)”
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very nice.. I missed this place,,next week I will surely check it out :)
Wonderful, colourful photos.
It’s a nice place to hang out or just to walk around.. Nice pictures :)
I love this part of town! I was in Singapore last October and that and Little India were my faves.
That’s awesome to hear! The Arab Street/Haji Lane area has such amazing charm! I can’t say I’ve spent much time in Little India though – it’s still a place I have yet to fully explore! But since you enjoyed it, I might just have to check it out one day! :)
If you’re into wet markets, of which Singapore has a lot, (I am. I know, crazy huh?) then go to Little India’s Tekka Wet Market/Center. The opportunities for photography is just endless! Such color and detail and vibrance all in one building. It’s the closest to India that I could get! I am sure you will come home with beautiful photos like you always do!
If you don’t mind, here are my Singapore memories that I’m sharing…. https://thattravelingnurse.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/i-went-to-singapore-and-havent-seen-the-merlion/
Wow, looks like you had quite a time there! I love that you visited “old Singapore”. I myself grew up in Singapore’s heartlands, but in the 10 years that I’ve been away, it seems like a lot has changed – new buildings, new train stations, new ways of doing things. I think preserving the charm of old neighbourhoods is important. No time like the present to explore these places before they disappear.
I only had 3 days in Singapore. I never really wanted to go to the malls, the theme parks, or the gardens. Old Singapore is more my cup of tea. :)
Oh my goodness the colors are amazing! Love your pics! <3
Gorgeous photos! Wonderful post, wanderlust!
Your photos are great, they really give me a feeling of the place.The murals are amazing!
This place is so cool!!
Beautiful! Loving all your travel posts.