Haji Lane, Bugis, Singapore.
This is just a short, narrow and simple alley in Bugis but an extraordinary one. Haji Lane is famous for its exceptionally art-painted walls (samples below), its vintage shops, small bars and cafes which are scattered along the alley.
Initially, you will think that there is nothing to see here actually, but step in and you’ll be amazed. Tourists are around, photographers don’t stop clicking their cameras, bloggers come from everywhere, and residents are still enjoying the spot.
Do you think you can just pass by Haji Lane that easily? No. There’s too much to see. Shops are all around. Every unit is a shop so how can you just ignore them when they’re all calling you to come in and see more of them from the wonderfully arranged entrance? They sell displays, toys, clothes, accesories and the like. This is not like a common length of shops you have encountered, this one’s incredible because their stores call for their customer’s attention and if you ignored the call, you’re trip is wasted. Everything is a must see.
Love these quotes.
Shop’s direction pointing inside. ⬅
This one down here doesn’t even look like a shop.
That Iron Man display right there? I want to take it home with me. 😭
It is also nice to go cafe hopping here. There are lots of cafes you can try. Below are samples of cafes I’ve visited. La Marelle Cafe (first two photos) which has an ambience where I would like to spend the rest of the day because they have books you can drown yourself into and #SelfieCoffee which has this amazingly cute coffee style wherein your selfie shot is printed on its whip, all safe so you can go anytime and drink yourself (I don’t even want to drink the coffee because I don’t want to destroy my selfie on it, haha).
These are just samples of what you can encounter on Haji Lane. There are other streets beside it that you can visit for cheap souvenirs you can take home for your family and friends. So? Take a trip to Haji Lane. I swear your day won’t be wasted. 👍