Where can you find scrumptious food around the clock, an awesome petting farm and a place where you can learn to fly?
Pay a visit to the enclaves of Ang Mo Kio, Seletar and Yio Chu Kang in Central Singapore. This popular suburban area offers more than playgrounds and malls (though they’re quite nice, too!).
This 62-hectare green space is home to a stunning three-kilometre river, four playgrounds (the River Plains one is great for children with special needs) as well as a park connector to Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West and Kallang River for a full-on nature fix.
Along Bishan Rd and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
NEXT: Pure Juice →
This homegrown Singapore brand offers cold pressed juices, smoothies, breakfast bowls, and more. Set your mind on a full-on detox? They’ve even got a fruit and veg detox cleanse diet program. Or, try the unique Traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired smoothies (Our fave: Hawthorn berry, papaya, honey and almond milk)!
9 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545523
NEXT: The Animal Resort →
Interact with and feed free-roaming horses, peacocks, geese, chickens, ducks and even rabbits while taking in some fresh air and rustic serenity. On Sundays, The Animal Resort typically opens up its training ground to the German Shepherd Dog Club.
81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061
NEXT: Ang Mo Kio Hub →
This stylish mall covers all the lifestyle bases: F&B, fashion, beauty, healthcare plus educational and enrichment options for kids. Tip: Clothing brand ESPRIT has an outlet store on Level 2 where you can score major discounts!
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933
NEXT: Jane’s Cake Station →
Famous for a cluster of eateries along a portion of this road, Jalan Kayu has been the go-to place for late-night snacks and supper for yonks. Sure, the local foods along this stretch are must-tries, but if you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss Jane’s Cake Station for its signature chocolate fudge cake (pictured) and durian cake that’s chockfull of homemade appeal.
265 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799493
NEXT: Republic of Singapore Flying Club →
One of the oldest flying clubs in the region, the RSFC offers Singapore Private Pilot License lessons for members who want to fly Singapore-registered aircrafts in Singapore’s airspace.
#05-01 Seletar Aerospace Park, 700 West Camp Rd, Singapore 797649
NEXT: The Castel Cafe →
Craving authentic Italian cuisine? This hidden-in-the-heartlands eatery is worth the search. Try specialties like the Pescatora Pizza (pictured), Crespelle Di Spinaci (crepes with chicken, spinach and mushroom) or Gnocchi Di Patate. Some mains are priced below $10!
#01-1940 Blk 555 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Singapore 560555
NEXT: The Ding Ding Man →
What do you get when you cross street culture with a cosy café? The Ding Ding Man oozes swank with their brick-exposed, graffiti-adorned walls, and even bike frames (which are for sale!) hanging from the ceilings. Like what you’re drinking? They offer latte art courses, conducted by baristas from Gentlemen’s Coffee Company, too.
1G Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545513
NEXT: Kinderland (Yio Chu Kang) →
What’s special about Kinderland’s YCK campus? Nestled in a nook of tall, lush trees, the campus occupies a 50,000-square-foot area, a proud showcase of what is possible among its network of more than 60 preschools around the region. Thanks to its one-of-a-kind offerings, this centre is already a hit with parents craving a unique approach to experimential learning.
It offers an expansion of the three new initiatives designed to increase exposure to hands-on learning experiences: The STREAM Through Nature programme, which comprises six science projects for teams of five to six children that engage them to explore, investigate, observe and complete projects with recyclable materials. The Naturescape Play Area has interactive elements such as a play house, climbing hill and sandpit, designed to help develop gross motor skills and increase confidence. In addition, this outlet is where Kinderland started its preschool marching band – the only one of its kind in SG. (P.S. Want to tour the school? Call 6483 2261 to make an appointment.)
449 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 805946
NEXT: L’Rez →
Tucked away within Nanyang Polytechnic but open to public, this spacious training restaurant serves affordable lunch sets made by students studying for a Diploma in Food & Beverage Business. There isn’t a fixed menu, so visit the Facebook page to find the daily selections. It’s open for weekday lunch during the academic term.
Level 3 Blk F, 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 569830
NEXT: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park →
By Muneerah Bee, The Finder (Issue 282), May 2017
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