Staying In East Singapore Has More Offerings Than You Can Imagine



Are you looking for a place to stay in Singapore but you have not found a neighborhood that you like yet? Staying in the prime area such as the Central Business District or Orchard Road can be quite expensive whereas Woodland can be quite far from town. Why not consider staying in a HDB in Tampines

Furthermore, Tampines is a great neighborhood for you to score a good deal and you will be able to search for good food at the same time. This article will guide you through the benefits you get to enjoy if you were to stay in one of the HDB flats in the East side of Singapore.

1. Hipster Hawker Centre

It is not your usual hawker centre. This hawker centre is revamped and renovated with the interior remained with a tinge of old school vibe.

Do check out on The Bedok Marketplace, where young culinary chefs take over the cooking scenes. Furthermore, it is not your usual hawker food. 

There are many varieties of food that you can choose from, such as Vietnamese Pho, Yakitori, and also a wine bar for those who need a sip or two. Fret not if you are craving for local food because they serve Wonton Noodles and Chicken Rice as well to those who prefer local cuisine.

2. Longkang Fishing

Do you still remember your childhood activity of squatting by a mini pond, using a mini net trying to catch as many guppies as you can? You can also reminisce your childhood by going for longkang fishing session with your friends.

If you have young children at home and prefer a more family friendly activity, you can choose to purchase some fish food from the counter and feed those greedy fishes.

3. Staycation

Are you tired of your current lifestyle and you want to take a break from it? However, going overseas holiday will cost you a lot and you do not have extra leaves left. Fret not, you can always choose to have a staycation.

Do check out the Rabbit Carrot Gun where it is a B & B that is located in a refurbished shop house that was built back in 1925.

4. Prata Buffet

Are you a Prata lover? Think crispy dough with curries or dhal. If you are one of the Prata lovers, you can check out the all you can eat Prata buffet at the Prata Corner. What is even better is that it costs only $6 per pax to enjoy the Prata buffet.

If you are not keen on having a Prata buffet, you can always opt for ala carta. You can choose from sweet or savoury Prata such as Prata that is stuffed with oozing cheese and mushroom. Get your preferred Prata at only $7.90.

5. Bob the Builder 

Diggersite is a playground for people who would like to experience a day being a construction worker by allowing you to play with real excavator, claw digger and wrecking balls. In addition, Diggersite is a playground catered to everyone with no age limit. Do make a visit to Diggersite with your children if you do not have anything to do on a Sunday afternoon.

6. Rabbit Paradise

Are you an animal lover? Do you love cuddling with fluffy furballs? If you do, do not forget to check out the Rabbit Headquarters. This is a place where you can spend time with the cute rabbits.

7. Red Cross Thrift Store

We all know that shopping in Singapore is expensive. This is a great place for shopaholics to score a great deal. There’s a hidden spot where you can find designer labels apparels and shoes. If you do not mind buying secondhand items, you can consider coming to Red cross thrift store with your friends and you will be surprised at how much money you saved.

This is also a place where you can find vintage items such as old collectible CDs, picnic baskets, or leather luggage.

8. Electronic Bar For Darts Lover

Do you love playing darts? If you do, you can visit iDarts YOLO to spend your free time. Fret not if you do not know how to shoot, as there are trained instructors there to guide you. Whether or not you are a professional darts player, it does not matter as long as you are enjoying yourself.

9. Forest Adventure

Are you an adventurous person? If you enjoy outdoor activities, you can check out the Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir. This is also a great place for parents to bring their children to spend their holidays as it is suitable for both adults and children.

10. Nyonya Kuih Paradise

Kuih lovers will definitely enjoy Queenstown as kuih lovers can visit Lek Lim Nyonya Cake Confectionery for some old school kuihs. Be amazed by the wide array of choices that they have, such as steamed cakes, Ang Ku Kuih, steamed egg cakes, kuih lapis sago and so on. You will definitely be spoilt for choices.

11. Shopping Paradise

Great news for shopaholic as you can now shop for clothings at Ninth Collective. Ninth Collective offers a wide range of clothing from your everyday casual look to office attire, ranging from pencil skirt to sleeveless tops.

12. Horse Riding

Gallop Stable Pasir Ris is one of the largest public riding centre available in Singapore for people to get enjoy pony riding. Gallop Stable Pasir Ris is definitely a great place for you or your children to enjoy pony riding. It could also be a great place for you to have a date with your loved one!

13. Cafe Hopping

Avid cafe hoppers will definitely love the East side of Singapore. Other than the famous Katong Laksa, there are many cafes in Katong that cafe hoppers could visit. If you love laksa, why not try out something different from your normal Katong Laksa, such as Laksa Tagliatelle from Ninethirty to satisfy your laksa craving?

14. Popiah Skin Making 

Have you ever wondered how popiah skin is made from scratch? Here at Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kuih Pie Tee, you will be able to watch how popiah skin is made from scratch.

15. Indoor Golf Course

Lilliputt is a mini indoor golf course for people to enjoy a family outing. Parents can bring their children for a mini golf course during the school holidays to enjoy some family time.

16. Bedok Reservoir

Bedok reservoir is a popular reservoir park among people who stay nearby. It is a great place for joggers and people who enjoy water sports activities such as canoeing, dragon boating and kayaking.

17. Fresh Seafood

Smith Marine is a great place for seafood lover. You will be able to choose your fish alive and have them cooked the way you like them. That being said, what you are eating here is definitely the freshest seafood you can find.

18. Shopping Mall

If outdoor activities are not for you, fret not, there is a shopping mall catered for you - Tampines 1. You will be able to find various big brands such as Topshop, Uniqlo, Daiso, Ministry of Food, 4 Fingers and so on. What is better is that Tampines 1 is located just next to Tampines MRT station.

In conclusion, East side of Singapore is more than just “old and boring”. Cheap shopping, good food and interesting places, the East side of Singapore is a great place to stay especially for those who love shopping and those who are foodies that enjoy hunting for great food to satisfy their cravings.

Explore the East side of Singapore more and you will not be disappointed with what you can find in the neighborhood.

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