Haji Lane Singapore is one of the hottest spots in the city. From funky murals to quirky cafes, here’s our guide on everything you need to know.
How To Get To Haji Lane Singapore
Haji Lane Singapore is located close to the downtown area of the city.
You can start from either end of Haji Lane. The famous street is linked between North Bridge Road and Beach Road.
There are a few ways to reach it:
By MRT (Subway):
The nearest MRT is Bugis Station which pops you out just 500m from the entrance.
We recommend purchasing a Singapore Tourist Pass for getting around Singapore. These allow you unlimited travel on the MRT system for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20).
The Singapore Tourist Passes can be bought at at most MRT stations, and are also available 24 hours daily at the Automated STP Kiosks at Changi Airport MRT Station.
Another way to see Haji Lane is by booking onto the Sultans of Spice: A Kampong Glam Guided Walk. A popular tour around the area with an expert guide.
Or, if you fancy hopping on a bike, the Singapore: Lion City Highlights Bike Tour includes a visit to Haji Lane.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Haji Lane Entrance Fee
This is a public street, so there is no entrance fee.
Haji Lane Opening Times
The lane is open 24/7, however most of the shops close by 9:00pm.
If you arrive around late afternoon, we would suggest doing your shopping first then having dinner in the area.
Some shops will close up by dinner time, others stay open until around 9/10pm, and you don’t want to miss any!
Best Time To Visit + Tips
The best time to visit Singapore is between February and April, the country’s dry season.
The best time to visit Haji Lane however, is all dependent on what you want to experience.
If you want much less of a crowd, or no crowd at all – sunrise would definitely be the best option.
However if you’re not a morning person, during the day you’ll experience the true hustle and bustle that Haji Lane has become famous for.
WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
Things To Do In Haji Lane Singapore
Check Out The Wall Art
You’ll be guaranteed to fall in love with at least a couple of the wall murals on Haji Lane.
Haji lane was formerly known as the Muslim Quarter, due to its strong presence of Muslim community in the 50’s and 60’s.
However after the recent facelift given to Haji lane, this place has transformed into a hipster’s paradise.
Perfect for those unique Singapore Instagram shots, the Haji Lane wall murals run all the way up and down the famous Singapore street.
With everything from colourful aztec design, to recognisable portraits, you could spend an hour or two gazing at the artwork on display.
FYI the famous Haji Lane wall art photographed below sits right at the Beach Road entrance.
Shopping At Haji Lane
Haji Lane is known for it’s shops, attracting many tourists and youngsters as a cool place to hang out.
Whilst there you can fix up your wardrobe, or grab a little something different to take home from your travels.
Our favourite place to grab a Singapore souvenir was a shop called Eighty Two Tales. Which had a mixture of artisan clothing and collectable figurines!
Wherever you decide to spend your dollars, make sure to get super artsy with all the creative gifts Haji Lane has to offer.
It’s a small street, do-able in a few hours. If your partner starts getting bored with the shopping, or if you have some spare time on your Singapore itinerary, have him/her go to one of the nearby cafes to relax.
Visit The Haji Lane Cafes
Haji Lane may be one of the most visited hotspots in Singapore for shopping, however it’s also a cafe hoppers haven.
The I Am Cafe at the top of Haji Lane is a number one choice for those who want to grab a light-hearted meal just before beginning their tour.
For a vibrant atmosphere and central location amongst the shops, Juice Clinic is the perfect place to grab a nutritious shake along with a scrumptious lunch whilst soaking in the atmosphere that Haji has to offer.
Don’t forget to swing by Selfie Coffee, where incase the name doesn’t explain it enough, they churn out coffees with your very own selfie on top.
Also, if you’re looking for a little atmosphere, it’s better to visit during the evening when many restaurants have live bands playing.
Check Out Masjid Sultan
Just a couple of streets over is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Singapore.
Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, is one of the most important Mosques in Singapore, and it’s easy to see why.
The mosque was named after Sultan Hussain Sha, and in 1975 it was designated a national monument.
Whatever you do, don’t head home from Haji Lane without popping by Muscat Street. You can’t leave without snapping one of the prettiest buildings in the city.
If you’re looking for a cultural experience the Sultans of Spice: A Kampong Glam Guided Walk is a popular venture into the history and culture of the area accompanied by an expert guide.
Where To Stay In Singapore
Luxury – Marina Bay Sands
Towering over the, this hotel offers the world’s largest , 20 dining options and a world-class casino.
It hasto Singapore’s premier and the , which features the permanent exhibition, Future World.
All rooms at Marina Bay Sands come with a flat-screen cable TV. Furnished with contemporary-style dark wood decor and carpeted floors, free WiFi is also available.
Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.
Mid-Budget – Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is centrallyin Singapore. It’s located just 750 yards from the Clarke Quay MRT Station and 0.6 miles from Chinatown.
It offers a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre, 2 whirlpools and a 40 yards swimming pool overlooking Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.
Each air-conditioned hotel room comes with a 32-inch LED TV, an iPod dock and free Wi-Fi access.
Backpacker – Blue Jazz Hostel
Strategically located in Jalan Besar, Blue Jazz Hostel offers budget accommodation in Singapore.
Just 450 yards from City Square Mall, Blue Jazz Hostel is a 5-minute walk from Farrer Park MRT Station.
Guests can also take a stroll through the interlocking streets to cultural heritage sites such as Little India and Arab Street.
Blue Jazz provides air-conditioned dormitories with a personal reading light, power socket and personal locker. Shared bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities.
Guests can also enjoy meals at the in-house cafe or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
For more places to stay in Singapore you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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