Haji Lane: home to Singapore's trendiest shops and bars

Haji Lane: home to Singapore's trendiest shops and bars

The polar opposite of the shopping malls of Orchard Road, this dynamic little street, tucked away in the district of Kampong Glam, teems with hip treasures.

Haji Lane does not fit into the image most people have of Singapore. Here, there are no gleaming shopping malls or international brands. On this street in the heart of Kampong Glam, close to the Sultan Mosque and Arab Street and once inhabited by the lower classes, many independent shops have emerged. The renovation of the street's small, narrow houses has attracted a new population. The ambience is picturesque and ultra-colourful, with many hipster cafés and restaurants, and tucked-away shops. Stroll through the atmospheric streets in the evening. Check out the original creations of the Know Nothing store before dining in the Pluck, a trendy restaurant-bar serving affordable and delicious fusion food an incredible mix of harmonious culinary styles.

There is no shortage of other cool, one-of-a-kind boutiques, including Salad Shop, which sells decorative objects in a minimalist decor of black and white.

Haji Lane