Haji Lane is the heart of Kampong Glam. This laid-back street is full of exquisite shops and literature and art cafes. The old houses on Haji Lane were used as wartime warehouses, and the old architecture still retains the style of the British colonial period. Today, there are many specialty shops and designer shops, selling all kinds of unique products like clothing, boutique furniture, etc.
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We went here specifically to see the amazing wall art everyone raves about and it did not disappoint. The colours of the buildings and alleys with drawings are an instagrammers dream. The shops were nice too but we were all there really for the photo opps. And also the great mexican food located here.
Located in the Kampong Glam area, Haji Lane is actually a small alley, only one four-wheeled vehicle can pass. The Singapore government then “make over” this area into a commercial area without changing its original classic form. Now Haji Lane area have become a must-visit Singapore tourist icon, especially for those who love photography.
If I may suggest, you should visit Haji Lane in the morning to avoid the heat and the tourist crowds. Most of the galleries, boutiques, shops, and cafes in Haji Lane are still closed, but this is a good opportunity to explore murals, graffiti, street art, human interest etc effortlessly.
In the Kampong Glam area of
Singapore, there is a very famous alley called Haji Lane. The walls of the
alley are covered with graffiti. Before I walked down Haji Lane, I admired
the vibrant colors from a distance. Did you spot the ofo shared bike in the
first photo? Singapore not only has ofo, there’s also Mobike, but not many
people opt to travel by share bike. The yellow ofo interacts in a lovely way
with the colors on the wall behind. It’s a harmonious picture. If you were to
just glance while walking by, you might very well miss the bike so I made
sure to capture the scene with my camera. Haji Lane is full of creative
graffiti murals from beginning to end, and the shops on both sides are
decorated in unique styles. The merchants are mostly restaurateurs, and not
just Middle Eastern restaurants, there’s also Indian and Chinese eateries. Of
course, you’ll also find other small shops selling decorations, souvenirs,
clothing, etc. This is a good place to visit in the afternoon. If you stay
nearby, there’s a Ya Kun kaya toast café near Haji Lane that you can try. The
breakfast there is amazing and was very delicious. Later I found another Ya
Kun kaya toast shop in the airport. I didn’t expect the food to taste the
same, but it did! They were both equally delicious. When you find a Ya Kun
aya toast café, you know you're in for a treat.
Haji Lane is a famous neighborhood in Singapore where the colorful graffiti art and wall murals provide a strong sense of literary and artistic charm. Haji Lane was once just a rather empty street filled with pre-war houses. Now, the influx of local artists and young entrepreneurs has resulted in many boutique fashion shops opening in the area. The shops all sell a wide variety of fashion accessories and local items distinctive to Singapore. Haji Lane is a place to go treasure hunting in all the cute stores. Bring a friend and you can hang out for a long time. For transportation, take the Downtown Line or the East West Line to Bugis MRT station.