For some of Singapore’s most eclectic shopping, seek out the tiny Haji Lane tucked away in the city’s Muslim Quarter. The narrow lane is lined with independent designer boutiques and vintage clothing shops catering to Singapore’s young and hip. Besides the clothes, you’ll also find shops selling hard-to-find records and DVDs, quirky kitchenware and even a yoga and meditation studio.
Hungry shoppers will find several Arabic cafes interspersed with the shops, many of them doubling as hookah bars. Whether you’re planning to window shop or supplement your wardrobe, it’s best to visit Haji Lane in the late afternoon or early evening. Most of the shops cater to a young clientele, and if you come early in the day, you’re likely to be met with more gated and locked stores than open ones.