If you want to leave the busier street of Bugis, Singapore, saunter down the hipster-famous Haji Lane for a relaxed and youthful vibe, trendy cafés, striking murals, and fusion restaurants. Haji is an Arabic term that refers to someone who has completed the pilgrimage to Mecca, and in the 1800s, the houses on Haji Lane were used as lodges by Haji pilgrims. Today, Haji Lane’s long, narrow streets are bursting with colors, lined with artsy boutiques and shophouses.
Huddled in the Kampong Glam neighborhood of Singapore, all the turns and thrills of Haji Lane will surely mesmerize culture cravers and those looking for lively hangout spots.
Where to Shop
74 Haji Lane, Orchard Gateway #B2-39
Spoilmarket is a fashionista’s paradise. Its bright mint green façade is hard-to-miss as you walk by. This charming shop has short and long, flowy dresses, clothes with floral prints, and chic accessories. You’ll also find artsy items and ornaments, homeware, and creative gifts, from Pokemon passport holders to unique picture frames.
The Silver Triangle
16 Haji Lane, Singapore 189209
Planning to show off some artistic handcrafted jewelry when you get home? Head over to The Silver Triangle by Naga Creations. The store sells necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and ornaments from Laos. If you look close enough at the items, you’ll notice how well-arranged and intricate the details are!
84 Haji Lane, Singapore 189273
If novelty items are your thing, look for the orange and red balloon sculptures on the street. They’re in front of Drunken Balloon, a quirky party merchandise shop that sells retro finds, board games, party favors, and other novelty items.
37 Haji Lane, Singapore 189230
Hygge’s décor theme will remind you of the tranquil countryside atmosphere because of its white walls, light wood furnishings, and dried flower decorations. Hygge, which used to run a café, has now become a full-fledged lifestyle concept store that sells home decors, accessories, apparel, handmade and customized items.
61 Haji Lane, Singapore 189254
Love all things artsy and vintage? Go to Craft Assembly and bring home Singaporean trinkets and knick-knacks as souvenirs. Inside, you can find earrings, magnets, pins, and tote bags, as well as vintage clothes and toys.
Luca & Vic
29 Haji Lane, Singapore 189222
Your kids won’t get bored on Haji Lane! Bring them to this purple shop-slash-playground called Luca & Vic. The store offers stickers, metallic pedal cars, wind-up toys, trucks, clothes, masks, board games, and even color-changing umbrellas!
Life by Design – New Age Spiritual Centre
43 Haji Lane, Singapore 189236
This is where bizarre meets beauty. If you suddenly wish to own an ouija board, tarot cards, séance guides, or a book of spells, Life by Design has them.
56A Haji Lane, Singapore 189249
For chic, cheap, and cute finds you can bring home to your friends, make sure to spot a blue subaru at a display window. Inside the store are colorful dresses, accessories, and knick-knacks.
Where to Eat
Good Luck Beerhouse
9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189202
Good Luck Beerhouse offers a variety of craft beers that are locally brewed or imported from the U.S. and New Zealand. Pair a bottle of beer with rice strips stir-fry with Chinese sausages, green vegetables, and prawns or Singaporean noodle stir-fry.
Fatback & Rye
52 Haji Lane, Singapore 189246
If you just want to hang out with friends, Fatback & Rye is the perfect place because of its food and laid-back atmosphere. They offer grilled cheese sandwiches, craft cocktails, and beers.
51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244
Devour a complete meal at LIMAA after a day of sightseeing. They got chicken platter, kabsa rice, and mushroom and chicken carbonara. From vegetable salads to yoghurt to smoothies, your healthy options are here too.
The Mad Sailors
24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
Taste some halal British nosh like their famous Bangers & Mash and Fish & Chips. You and your kids will also enjoy Harry Potter Inspired non-alcoholic House Butter Beer.
17 Haji Lane, Singapore 189210
Make sure you still have space for dessert because Windowsill Pies has delicious cakes and pies that you can pair with great coffee. Oh, they have s’mores too!