1800s-1960s: The shophouses of Haji were most commonly used as lodges for Hajj pilgrims whilst on their journeys. During their stay, the pilgrims would work close by as hawkers in order to save enough money to continue the rest of their journeys.
After 1970s: There were basically just a lot of empty shophouses. The ones that were occupied were used as storage spaces”  The whole Haji Lane area was totally dead.
- Hee, J. (2015, June 4). Haji Lane: An Unofficial Shopping Guide, & A Look At Its History And Conservation. Retrieved from Vulcan Post: https://vulcanpost.com/208471/haji-lane- shopping-guide-history/
- Williams, G. (2009, December 3). Singapore Lane Springs to Life. Retrieved from The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/travel/06headsup.html?_r=0