ICYMI: Bugis has been named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. And it’s no wonder why – despite the loss of kampungs, the ‘kampung spirit’ lives on in this vibrant heritage enclave. Good Luck Beer House in Haji Lane has been lending a helping hand to fellow food and beverage businesses on the street, especially during the ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown.
Doubling as a hipster hideout, the ‘hood is also home to a spree of independent boutiques, charming cafes and watering holes, as well as the city’s first outdoor art gallery Gelam Gallery. Its centrepiece is none other than the biggest and grandest mosque – built by the first sultan of Singapore Sultan Hussein Shah – where worshippers from every corner of Singapore gather for prayers.