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Guide To Haji Lane

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For a dose of quirky fun, stroll down Haji Lane, a stomping ground for instagrammers, fashionistas, artsy types and troopers looking to experience a different side of Singapore.

Possibly the narrowest street in Singapore, this back alley is filled with shophouses built in the 19th century that are now homes to quaint little cafes, cool bars, lifestyle shops and indie boutiques with fascinating graffiti walls.

You can enter the alley via Beach Road or North Bridge Road; either way, you will be greeted with a burst of colours and energy. There are so many gems but here are some of our favourites.

EAT AND DRINK

Piedra Negra

Piedra NegraAt the juncture of Beach Road and Haji Lane, you will see a colourful wall mural and chances are there will be people posing in front of it for that perfect insta-shot. Just behind that wall is Piedra Negra, a Mexican restaurant that serves great burritos, tortilla chips with fresh guacamole made right in front of you. Wash that down with the quintessential Margaritas.

241 Beach Road
Open Hours: Sun-Thu: 12pm-12am; Fri & Sat: 12pm-2am

 

Good Luck Provisions

Raring for local food? Head to Good Luck Provisions where you will find traditional Nanyang (South of the Ocean, referring to Southeast Asia) coffee and Singaporean style hawker fare. The menu changes every month and you never know what’s in-store. The shop also stocks local produce in travel-friendly packaging which make for delightful gifts and the helpful sales staff are happy to share the best recipes/ideas.

12 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 12pm-10pm daily

 

Singapura Club

Just like Singapore is a melting pot of culture, this resto-bar gives new meaning to “fusion” by serving up North Indian and Asian food and drinks with a twist! Think dry laksa (typically served in coconut broth) and a black tea infused with cacao!

26 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 11am-12am daily

 

Juice Clinic

Looking at the vibrant graffiti storefront, you will know this is not your average juice bar. Whatever your palate fancies, whether it’s coffee or a healthy green juice to accompany a dessert or main meal, you will not be disappointed. In the evenings, a talented street singer enlivens the atmosphere with her repertoire.

27-29 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue: 9am-12.30am; Wed & Thu: 9am-1am;
Fri & Sat: 9am-2.30am; Sun: 12pm-12am

 

Moosh Softserve

After all the walking in the tropical heat, nothing beats having an ice-cream. Step into this stylish hole-in-the-wall for a scoop of delicious soft-serve ice cream made with exotic flavours. Crowd favourites include Ondeh Ondeh (made with coconut and palm sugar) and Nutella Brownies Cheesecake.

44 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 12pm-8pm; Fri-Sun: 12pm-9pm

 

SHOP

The Silver Triangle

Step into this quaint store and you will be delighted with the selection of authentic silver jewellery and coloured beads and stones made by Laotian tribes. The jovial owner will even help you to pick out items to match your outfit. We are pretty sure you will not leave empty-handed.

16 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 11am-7pm daily

 

Hygge

This cool lifestyle concept store exudes scandi-chic vibe with its white walls, light wood furnishings and dried flowers decorations. There are plenty of home déco items to spiff up your home and the shop also carries accessories, everyday items and apparels. You can even personalise a gift for that special someone.

37 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 11am-7pm daily

 

Craft Assembly

If you are looking to take home a slice of Singapore as souvenirs, pop into Craft Assembly. Inside the shop you can find handmade crafts, with designs depicting local food created largely in-house.

61 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 12pm-8pm daily

 

Spoilmarket

Spoilermarket

Love all things cute and kitschy? Then a visit to Spoilmarket is a must. A hotspot for fashionistas, this charming shop carries a treasure trove of vintage items that are hard to find in Singapore, including vintage telephones, retro art wall decor and tassel cross-body bags.

74 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu: 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-9:30pm

 

Drunken Balloon

Drunken BalloonThere’s no way you can miss this shop with a storefront decked in orange and red balloon sculptures suspended against a blue wall. The shop is filled to the brim with memorabilia, board games, party games and quirky novelty items. Need some entertainment for a party? You are at the right place!

84 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 11am-7pm

 

WHEN NIGHT FALLS

Bar Stories

Bar Stories Ah Hua KelongOne of the best kept secrets in Singapore, Bar Stories is a pioneer in the bespoke cocktail scene.   The intimate bar serves cocktails customised according to your mood, taste and palette. All their creative cocktails are made with the freshest ingredients and finest spirits, complemented by an array of artisanal bitters, infusions, and extracts.

55-57 Haji Lane
Bar Stories Opening Hours: 5pm-2am daily

 

Going Om

Going OmThis peaceful sanctuary is where hippies and cool cats kick-back and chill with friends. We recommend that you come down on a Friday night to catch the live music acts. You can also sign up for small group Yoga classes at the in-house studio.

63 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu & Sun: 5pm-12am; Sat: 5pm-2am

 

Blu Jaz Café

BluJazWe save the best for last! Tucked away at the crossroads of Haji Lane and Bali Lane is Blu Jaz Café, a fixture at Kampong Gelam. This is the place to be if you are into jazz music and live gigs. You will also find underground parties here, pushing out sounds like hip-hop, reggae and even drum & bass. The Café serves up an extensive menu of delicious food and drinks throughout the day.

11 Bali Lane (off Haji Lane)
Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue: 9am-12.30am; Wed & Thu: 9am-1am;
Fri & Sat: 9am-2.30am; Sun: 12pm-12am