Haji Lane – Singapore’s original hipster neighborhood. A buzzing, all-hours enclave in Kampong Glam peppered with charming boutiques, watering holes, cafes, and restaurants that rank high on the hip factor, it’s no wonder why we keep coming back to this gem of a neighborhood.
You'll feel like you're entering a different world as soon as you step foot in the alley; in stark contrast to the gleaming modernity of nearby Bugis Junction, everything here, from the Peranakan architecture to the vintage letterbox that dot the shopfronts, sings of old-world charm.
A trip to Haji Lane is all about the experience. Even if you leave without buying anything, you'll likely be satisfied anyway — for me, the fun vibe and picturesque sights are usually enough to make for an enjoyable time there. (The fact that practically any photo you take in Haji Lane is Instagram-worthy doesn't hurt as well.)