Took opportunity over a weekend to drop-by since I have heard so much about it, especially Haji Lane. Immersed with strong Middle-East flavour, the area which comprises of Bussorah Street, Kandahar Street, Muscat Street, Bagdad Street, Arab Street, Haji Lane, Shaik Madrasah Lane, Pahang Street, Bali Lane and Sultan Gate is definitely seeing a higher traffic flow these days. Even so, it still feels somewhat laid back, rustic, idyllic and not as cheesy as other tourist spots like Chinatown; hope that it will be kept this way.
Many exotic eateries as well as charming and quaint shops have since opened their doors and attracted crowds of fashionistas and yuppies. It's a common sight to see people unwind over a drink while puffing on a Shisha pipe and enjoying Arabic or Egyptian cuisine.
Pluck is one of my personal favourite, for the vintage wallpaper furnishings and fashion accessories. The shop even has a small ice-cream parlour for shoppers to take a breather, brilliant idea! P.S. this is where I bought my bag charm to go with my etoffe bag from Japan.
There are many other shops that left an impression and some are not open yet. I'll be back for more. Another shopping area to add to my list, cool!
Shop List (to be updated)