Nestled between Tanjong Pagar and Outram Park, you’re mistaken if you think this vicinity has not much to offer.
Just across the road, Everton Park is one of those unassuming HDB districts that actually hide cool cafes, and bistros. Nylon Coffee Roasters, for one, is a specialty coffee micro-roastery that are serious about their caffeine.
#01-40, 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
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Some of us still find it hard to believe this is public housing project. The famed Pinnacle@Duxton is reportedly the world’s tallest public residential building, and the 50th storey skybridge is open to public for scenic views of the city (like these!).
1 Cantonment Rd, Singapore 080001
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And are the residents lucky to have nature at their doorstep. This park connector stretches from New Bridge Road all the way to Yan Kit Road in between the back of shophouses, offering a different walking experience from most parks in Singapore. There’s also a memorial tree planted in honour of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew here.
Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089140
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Did you know Singapore’s national flower has its roots in this district? This secret garden at Yan Kit Road commemorates the founder and birthplace of the orchid hybrid as historical records show that Agnes Joaquim, in whose garden the flower first appeared, lived around the area in the late 1800s.
Jln Yan Kit Rd, Singapore
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This boutique vinyl record shop stocks up on record players, turntables, amplifiers and speakers, and calls themselves “a secret garden for music lovers and audiophiles”. Well, guess the secret is out.
#02-08 Chinatown Plaza, 34 Craig Rd, 089673
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In the 1960s, this was a prominent red-light district rife with brothels. But that’s definitely not the case today – the best restaurants line this happening street, that also plays host to outdoor street fiestas every other weekend evening. Now, can we go back to talking about this food haven? Check out our guide to Keong Saik Road.
Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
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Fun fact: Despite having been birthed as an organized martial art only in 1955, Taekwondo is said to have roots as early as 37 B.C. As Singapore’s oldest traditional Taekwondo organisation, they offer lessons, grading and games for kids and adults alike.
101 Cantonment Rd, Singapore 089774
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By Muneerah Bee, last updated August 2017
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