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Haji Lane

A true discovery for the curious traveller in Singapore's Arab Street

Haji Lane

Haji Lane, Singapore

Hidden in the heart of Kampong Glam, Haji Lane famous for its street art is a true discovery for the curious traveller. This unique place is a home to eclectic bars and cafes, independent boutiques where you can find young Asian designers, hand-made jewellery and stylish home accessories. Its charming Peranakan architecture with colourful adjucent buildings, carefully preserved vintage letterboxes and wooden window shutters is a truly romantic picture of the old world.

The eclectic atmosphere at Haji Lane resembles that of Le Marais in Paris, and New York's Meatpacking district or London's Shoreditch. Here Middle-Eastern eateries neighbour with trendy vintage shops, while hip cocktail bars are hidden above Scandinavian furniture shops. The building walls in Haji Lane feature some of the best graffiti art you ever come across, which makes this part of town one of the most attractive destinations.

Try coffee and delicious desserts in a small flower shop in 37 Haji Lane called The Pantry at Shop Wonderland. Just a floor above you will find locally-made home accessories and clothing. For rare vintage finds from Japan, Korea and Thailand head to Time After Time

Key info: The street was titled after 'Haji', the muslims who went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in the 60s and 70s, while the fashion history of Haji Lane started in 2005 with the opening of a pop-up store by a Japanese designer brand Comme des Garçons.

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