Haji Lane, located parallel to Arab Street, has been seeked out by fashion-, music-, design-bunnies all over Singapore for the past 4 years. These darlings wander down its pre-war shop houses in search of the many stores that stock fashion labels such as Call of the Wild, Surface to Air, Martin Margiela, Flambe, Fr”Fr” & Tigerlily, Umbro by Kim Jones. This street play hosts to a second hand store that sells japanese pre-loved threads, 2 cinema-cum-cafes, indie/punk distro, a jamming studio, a fashion studio, sheesha eateries,ice-cream cafe/boutique and fabic merchants.
Numerous parties have been thrown by White Room, FL.ag magazine, Straits Records, right on the tiny one way street. Made popular first by Straits Records which moved in sometime maybe in '03, then later by the guerilla Comme des Garcon store (which moved out after 2 years), this lane is seeing more and more niche stores popping up.