You’ll find fusion food, great coffee and Asian snacks in this distinctively trendy enclave.
Constructed in 1965, the Everton Park housing estate comprises of seven blocks of flats that housed the Singapore Harbour Board staff. After its renovation in 1979, the flats were re-allotted for residential use.
Today, two rows of flats (blocks 1-3 and 4-6) at the estate are uniquely intertwined, creating a maze-like experience when you walk through the corridors and corners. Images of Singapore’s past can be seen on shophouses along Everton Road. Some are the works of artist Yip who has lived Everton Road and walked along the same road every day for over 20 years!
Check out the best of Everton Park here and don’t miss the video below!
Nestled in the corner of Block 4, Nylon Coffee Roasters serves up some of the best coffee on the island. They’re not just a cafe – they roast and brew their coffee in-house too, so the fresh and clean taste is preserved. As their beans are ethically sourced from all around the world, you get a lot more options and you’re welcome to choose your coffee according to your preferred origins, flavour and/or intensity.
4 Everton Park, #01-40, 080004
History’s on the walls in Everton Road. You’ll be able to see Singapore’s past painted by Singapore artist Yip Yew Chong across shophouses located along Everton Road. There’s the Amah mural that portrays the life of a household nursemaid back then, and the Barber mural that depicts the traditional barbershop scene of the past.
6 Everton Rd, 089363 and 40 Everton Rd, 089393
After getting your food and coffee fix, head over to Kew Organics for a pampering sesh. This leading organic facial bar is founded by Lily Kew, who uses cutting-edge technology and organic products at her salon. You’ll be able to find treatments for face, eyes, neck and back. The Clear Skin Hydra Deluxe Treatment ($150) and DPL Organic Acne Facial ($380) are all-time favourites for problematic skin.
2 Everton Park, #01-47, 081002
Explore traditional handmade ang ku kueh (a snack originated from Fujian, China) at Ji Xiang Confectionery. The name of this delicacy is the Hokkien pronunciation for “Red Turtle Cake”, and symbolises prosperity, longevity and wealth. Established since 1988, Ji Xiang Confectionary is a pioneer of this Chinese delicacy in SG. can find a wide range of flavoured ang ku kuehs such as peanut, sweet bean, salted bean, corn, coconut and yam (from $0.90 for one).
1 Everton Park, #01-33, 081001
Expect to dine on marble tables here. The bistro has festive-themed menus offering fresh takes on Western fare – its Miso Salmon ($22) comes with smoked yogurt and succotash. It only opens at certain timings – best to drop by for lunch (12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.) or dinner (6 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.) for its Instagram-worthy food.
6 Everton Park, #01-18, 080006
You don’t have to make a trip to town for fresh fades and dapper undercuts. Gentlemen’s barber shops are so trendy, they have made their way to the heartlands. Groomingsavvy lads can pop in at Block 5 for a haircut ($38), or a full shave with hot towel service ($35). Stock up on beard oil and pomade to get your grooming essentials in check.
5 Everton Park, #01-20, 080005
Offering Japanese and Western Fusion cuisine, this quaint cafe is perfect for casual dining with friends and family. From delectable appetisers to hearty main dishes, every dish on the menu is bound to satisfy your taste buds.
4 Everton Park, #01-42, 080004,
Don’t let its modest exterior fool you. Established since 2007, MY Wines Asia serves the community with exceptional wine selection at wholesale prices. You’ll be able to fi nd quality vino labels including the Fuller 88 series and many others sourced from various regions.
4 Everton Park, #01-44, 080004
By Mizah Salik, From The Finder Issue 297 / Photos: Young Parents (Amah mural), respective shops and 123RF.com
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