Discovering Singapore’s Hidden Gem: HAJI LANE | Photo Gallery

Feeling like a true tourist in our second home, we decided to explore and admire its beauty on a weekday.

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The narrow street of Haji Lane (200 m) leads to a number of concept stores, souvenir shops and cafes. Feeling like a true tourist in our second home, we decided to explore and admire its beauty on a weekday.

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

Haji Lane’s name itself is a reference to Islam: the term haji indicates a man returning from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (The Hajj); the reference also passes a historical test, as many pilgrims waiting to depart for, or returning from, Mecca used to stay in Haji Lane’s shophouses.
– The Culture Trip

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

In the 60s and 70s, the area provided lodging for poor Malay families, and also gave shelter to pilgrims on their annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
– The Vulcan Post

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

The lane’s claim to bohemian fame began when Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons set up a ‘guerrilla’ store in 2005 — a pop-up lasting only a year, with minimal expense on things like interior design. These are trademarks of a pop-up store that we might recognise today, but back then, they were utterly revolutionary.
– The Vulcan Post

Singapore Haji Lane

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Café le Caire, an Arabic hookah restaurant which started up in 2001, was then the only establishment in Kampong Glam willing to open at night and on Sundays.
– The Vulcan Post

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

Singapore Haji Lane

If you ever visit the Lion City, be sure to explore this street and check out the shops and cafes. For us, we will definitely be back and maybe spend a lunch date in one of their lovely restaurants. 🙂  Until our next trip!

Haji Lane

How to Get Here:

Nearest Bus Stop
– Bus 2N, 4N and 48 
– Walking 1 mins from bus stop B01549
Nearest MRT station
– Bugis MRT (EW12 / DT14)
– Walking 5 mins from Exit B
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