Haji Lane

For those of you who like street art and photo hunting. This region cannot be missed. It is no longer a secret, many bloggers and Instagram artists remark their visit to Singapore by posting photos of the Haji Lane location.


Haji Lane is in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood of Singapore. Young people often gather in shophouses along this road to open independent fashion boutiques and Middle Eastern-style cafes. Haji Lane got its name because of a thriving business. There are many pilgrims or Arab businessmen who arrange the pilgrimage for Muslims in Singapore and from nearby islands such as Java.

Not far from Haji Lane, less than 3 minutes walking, we find the Arab Street area, which is the name of the street and the environment in Singapore. There are two explanations behind the name. The first is that the area is owned by an Arab trader, Syed Ali bin Mohamed Al Junaid and is the site of an Arab village. Hence it is called Arab Street. In Chinese, it is called the Jiau koi Jawa road, in the Javanese view, which is used by the majority population to become a region. Spices, textiles, basket goods, and songkoks are sold along this line from a five-foot shop house on Arab Street. In Tamil, Arabic Street is known as “Pukadai Sadkku” (street flower shop), because it is a shop that sells homegrown flowers, lime and other items sold by Javanese women.

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Pada tahun 1889, kebakaran besar terjadi. Hal ini juga terkait dengan situasi yang sudah ada sebelumnya pada saat berdirinya bangsa oleh Sir Stamford Raffles. Ketika Raffles berencana daerah yang akan dialokasikan untuk pemerintah, yang bertentangan dengan penggunaan komersial dan perumahan, komunitas pelaut Bugis dan pedagang sudah dekat istana Sultan. Karena itu ia dialokasikan daerah mereka, di dekat tempat perahu mereka ditampung di sungai, membawa kargo tahunan mereka untuk secara barter. Itu adalah bagaimana nama Bugis Street muncul. Orang-orang Arab dan pedagang Muslim lainnya (Chulias) juga dialokasikan untuk daerah dekat Kampong Glam.
In 1889, a massive fire broke out. This is also related to the situation that existed before the founding of the nation by Sir Stamford Raffles. When Raffles planned the area to be allocated to the government, which was contrary to commercial and residential use. Arabs and other Muslim traders (Chulias) were also allocated to areas near Kampong Glam.

These areas are located around 550m from Bugis MRT Station on the green line (East-West Line). From the direction of the Changi Airport, after moving to Joo Koon from the Tanah Merah transit station, please stop at the Bugis station.