I’ve blogged about my recent trip to Singapore the other day, but I’ve decided to do a separate entry on Haji Lane, one of my favorite spots in Singapore! If I were to compare it to a place here in Manila, Cubao X is probably the closest. Hidden in a little district in Kampong Glam, it’s a narrow street full of coffee shops and small boutiques run by independent fashion labels. Just a little trivia, during the 1960s and 1970s (pre-war), shophouses along Haji Lane served as boarding houses for poor Malay families, as well as accommodation for pilgrims traveling through Singapore. Now, Haji Lane has been given a new lease of life by local designers and young entrepreneurs. The history it encompasses adds value to its identity — it provides a richer experience, going beyond just shopping.
While walking around the street, I kept taking photos of literally everything around me! Everything’s so full of character! If you visit Singapore, I definitely recommend this place. If you’re tired of the distinctly upmarket malls in Orchard Road, you’ll love Haji Lane for its quirky charm and unique selection of items.