Pasir Panjang means “long sand” in Malay, referring to a stretch of beach that used to run along Singapore’s southwest coast in the late 1800s.
Now, Pasir Panjang and its nearest nabes, Keppel Bay and Quayside, are home to beautiful ocean views and sleek architecture. Whether you’re looking for luxury, greenery or a taste of old SG, the southwest has it all.
Founded in 1878, this is one of the oldest museums in Singapore and safeguards the national collection of animals and natural heritage. The kids will dig the dinosaur skeletons on display, constructed from real discovered remains.
National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377
Fresh fruits and vegetables all day! This bustling wholesale produce hub is open 24 hours and is busiest around 5 a.m. Prep yourself for an early morning trip to explore its 26 blocks with more than 1,000 stalls.
1 Wholesale Centre, Singapore 110001
Located among shophouses, this stylish cafe’s popular Crispy Honey Wings ($10) are a must-try. The rest of its diverse menu features cuisine from Japan, Hungary and more.
118 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118541
This green zone is not only an eco-friendly and educational centre about plants and gardening, it’s also an ultra-relaxing area to escape the city’s sometimes hectic pace. Oh, and it has a lovely Butterfly Garden.
33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578
Set in a former British military barracks and nestled amongst greenery, this is a focal point in Singapore’s arts landscape thanks to its international and homegrown art galleries.
9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
Experience a unique pedestrian-friendly bridge suspended 36 metres above the ground! This architectural wonder connects Kent Ridge Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Indulge in the flora and fauna all around you.
Southern Ridges, Bukit Merah, Henderson Rd, Singapore 159557
From Henderson Waves, why not head down to nearby Mount Faber Park? It boasts Singapore’s second-highest hill, with a peak that gives you a gorgeous bird’s eye view of this southwest area of the island. There’s also a bar here, if you need a little extra motivation to climb up.
Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 099448
Be amazed by this multi-storey furniture store of more than 140,000 square feet. With pieces that range from traditional to trendy, Taylor B. gives you one of the widest selections in SG for every decor need (or whim!).
43 Keppel Rd, Singapore 099418
This luxurious private island is home to breathtaking waterfront vistas, high-class bars and restaurants as well as motor and sailing yachts. Charter a private yacht, or enroll in a sailing course at the Keppel Bay Sailing Academy (KBSA).
2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
Known as the place to go to for chilli crab in Singapore, this restaurant in the lavish Quayside Isle will have you salivating as soon as you walk through the door. Feast on New Age Chinese cuisine here after a day out at Sentosa.
#01-13 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375
By Atifa Othman, The Finder, Updated January 2019
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