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Haji lane

If you like to spend a day just chilling out in a cafe along a quaint street, then Haji Lane’s a great choice. The row of 2-storey 1960 shophouses on either side of the alley are occupied by small clothing and accessories boutiques and shops selling toy collectibles. You will also find a handful of cafes (and some along neighbouring Bali Lane) with nice interiors set in different themes. What sets Haji Lane apart is the colourful murals. It is common to see both tourists and locals taking photographs, or doing even a photoshoot or video along Haji Lane for its quirky backdrop. Visitors on weekends are the mostly young 20-35s crowd while tourists are the majority on weekdays.

If you have time to venture out, try exploring the neighbouring lane Arab Street. You will find more shophouses occupied by shops selling fabric such as silk and batik (fabric patterned with dye), as well as rattan items such as chairs, baskets and souvenirs.

How to get to Haji Lane: Take the MRT to Bugis MRT station. Take Exit B (towards Raffles Hospital) and walk for 5 minutes following the directions as in the map below.

 

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