Haji Lane, Bugis: Singapore’s Hipster Hangout With Photo-worthy Murals, Cafes & Boutiques

Exploring Haji Lane in Singapore

It can be tough looking for unique places to visit with friends over the weekend. If you’ve had one too many trips to the same ‘ol shopping malls, check out Singapore’s OG indie spot – Haji Lane. If you’re looking for a new cafe to chill with pals or just looking for quirky boutiques and IG-worthy spots to explore, take a walk to check out this unique street in Singapore.

Shop at unique boutiques

Craft assembly – vintage local crafts

Image credit: Craft Assembly

Unlike other retail stores that sell mass produced goods, Craft Assembly carries specially curated local vintage items that you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring local designers and trinkets that are uniquely Singaporean, mosey your way around densely-packed rows of clothes, accessories and stationery.

Address: 61 Haji Lane, Singapore 189254
Opening hours: 12PM-8PM, Daily


Hygge – curated lifestyle products

Image credit: Hygge Facebook

Once a cafe and now a lifestyle store, Hygge carries a range of charming products ranging from home decor to bags and handcrafted accessories. Their pieces are sourced from all around the region, including Singapore. For a personal touch, you can even customise names and initials on some of their items as gifts to friends. 

Address: 37 Haji Lane, Singapore 189230
Opening hours: 12PM-6.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 8163 1893


Grammah – vintage fashion

Image credit: Grammah Facebook

Vintage fashion is all the rage now, with vintage clothing stores popping up all over the island. If you’re into grandma fashion from decades past, Grammah carries pieces like pleated skirts and collared shirts with floral prints. Make a trip down to try them on and see how you’d look like if you were from the 60s.

Address: 66 Haji Ln, Singapore 189259
Opening hours: 12PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6299 0384


Hop between cafes and bars

Blu Jaz Cafe – jazz music and neon lighting

Image credit: Blu Jaz Cafe 

Featuring notable alumni from the local music scene like Nathan Hartono, Blu Jaz Cafe is one of the few bars in Singapore that showcases live jazz music. With its neon lighting and colourful walls, this place would make for a good IG shot no matter day or night. If you’re tired of hitting the same old bars every weekend, come down here for a change of scenery.

Address:  11 Bali Ln, Historic Kampong Glam, Singapore 189848
Opening hours: Tue – Thur & Sun 12PM-1AM | Fri – Sat 12PM-3AM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 9199 0610


Windowsill pies – aesthetic and delicious desserts

Image credit: Windowsill Pies

Windowsill Pies is a 3-storey shophouse along Haji Lane that’s known for their legendary range of pies. Not only are their pies tasty, they also come in a variety of vibrant colours worthy of your Instagram feed. If you aren’t sure about which to choose, you can always go for their Morello Cherry pie ($6.80 per slice), a classic on their menu.

Address: 17 Haji Lane, Singapore 189210
Opening hours: 11AM-5PM, Daily
Telephone: 9772 5629


The Mad Sailors – Halal British cuisine

Image credit: The Mad Sailors Facebook

We Singaporeans love our local food, but we also like to treat ourselves to other cuisines from time to time when we’re feeling a little bougie. Serving up British-style grub, The Mad Sailors will be sure to impress you with its authentic flavours. Best of all, they are a certified halal eatery, which means another place you can hit up with your Muslim friends! 

Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
Opening hours: 12PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 8768 0465


Visit Haji Lane in Singapore

With vibrant street art and air-conditioned shop interiors juxtaposed against the classic architecture of old shophouses, Haji Lane is the place to visit if you’re looking for something a little out of the norm. 

Getting there: Haji Lane is only 500 metres away from Bugis MRT, which will take you about 7 minutes to walk there.

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Cover image credit (clockwise from top left): Blu Jaz Cafe @pikenw, Flickr, @windowsillpies

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