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Review of Haji Lane

Haji Lane
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Classic Trolley City Tour (3 hrs) - Little India...
Ranked #68 of 899 things to do in Singapore
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

You can find beautiful old stores here. Don't be fooled though. The exterior may be old but along this road, you can find all the blogshops that sell trendy and fashionable clothes.

Thank Natasha S
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had a great time wandering around Haji Lane exploring different shops and stores. A good mix of modern and traditional, with a very cool atmosphere. If you are in the area, it would be a good place to visit.

Thank TheEveningPaper
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I absolutely love Haji lane I have lived in Singapore for 2 years and this is the place I would always go and look for different beautiful clothes, sometimes you might find nothing other times plenty!!! A must shop !!!

Thank Katherine P
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Haji Lane is a fantastic little lane in the old Kampong Glam area, it is full of quirky shops where you can buy vintage clothing, a prayer mat or browse book shops. Actually anything Arab or Malay can be found around this area and there is also nice graffiti on the walls which the Singapore Government has allowed to stay.

Haji Lane is extremely popular with the Singapore anti mall crowd and is now world famous for it's hip and trendy shops, even Gwen Steffani visited here. For a totally different shopping and eating experience the whole area is definitely worth a visit.

This is also where I had my first Sheesha pipe. We went up some very rickety stairs, took our shoes off and into a dimly lit room we go. The small room was set out with old lounge suites; it felt like we were in someone’s living room.

There were 4 separate seating areas. Strange place!! Service was pathetic and it took ages for our Peach flavored Sheesha pipe arrived. Gary only lasted about 10 minutes in here, it was stinking hot and he could not stand the smell, so he took off to the pub a couple of doors down.

I did not realize how long these pipes last for, I thought we would only be there about 20 minutes, an hour later it was still going but we had all had enough and went to join Gary at the pub. So that’s my first & last time with a Sheesha Pipe.

1  Thank Cathy&Gary
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We recently spent a few hours in the Arab Street area and quite enjoyed the small side street known as Haji Lane. This is a very colourful passage lined with restaurants and sort of trendy, boutique fashion, accessories and novelty shops.

We enjoyed taking pictures of the buildings and shops in this area, particularly enjoying the interestingly painted building at the end of Haji Lane. With the right lighting, this makes for very nice photographs and just images to feast your eyes upon while in the area.

In addition to visiting Haji Lane, do make a walk up and down the main Arab Street as well and pay visit to the Sultan Mosque while you are in the area. A quick bite to eat at Singapore Zam Zam for murtabek or another similar restaurant is also worth consideration.

Hint: Unfortunately we found most of shops on Haji Lane closed for business during the hours we visited. If you want to shop here, probably best to come in the later afternoon to evening time when shops seem to be open. Will certainly be cooler that time of day.

2  Thank BradJill
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