Have you ever heard about these places in Singapore?
They might be popular hangout places among the youth, but many of us have not been to them because of the total inaccessibility and inconvenience due to the lack of public transport.
If you think you are interested to head down to these hidden gems in Singapore, then it’s time to make sure that your car is available for the weekend for you to vroom vroomvroom! Get ready your Google Maps too and be ready to explore!
Did you know that at the end of this new estate, there is actually a relatively new establishment located at Punggol End? It is the Punggol Ranch called Gallop Stable, a place that offers horse and pony riding activities catering largely to families and children. Besides horse-riding, you can actually choose to stay here for a night because they have well equipped caravan-shaped chalets called the Gallop Wagons that can act like a chalet!
Beside the Stable, there is also a cosy place called Bacon & Booze that serves all-day breakfast, affordable bites and bacon and booze! The perfect place for a late afternoon hang-out after some horse-riding, with some beer in hand to wait for the sunset.
The Punggol Point Park – an idyllic waterfront destination with beautiful lily ponds and a sand-filled playground, is also a stone throw away from the Stable, with a popular seafood restaurant right beside it.
Of course, such a nice hideout place would not have been that nice after all with the influx of visitors, which explains the ulu-ness of this place. It could be a long walk from the nearest MRT station – Punggol, and hence, a car would definitely provide the comfort and convenience instead of having to brave through a good 30 minutes in the sun before arriving at this little heaven.
900 Punggol Road Singapore 829168
Surau Kampong Lorong Buangkok
This, should be one of the only surviving kampong left in Singapore, located near Gerald Drive off Yio Chu Kang Road! They have only less than 30 families in that area, made up of mostly Malays and Chinese.
Be prepared to engross yourself in the nostalgia of the Kampong days that your parents might have been through, with the stark contrast of modern Singapore’s high-rise buildings and what is presented in front of you. You might even want to go there for a retro photoshoot, that’s what most Instagramers do isn’t it?
7 LorBuangkok, Singapore 547557
PasarBella is located within Turf City, The Grandstand, and it is Singapore’s first permanent multi-sensory grocery shopping destination with over 30,000 square feet of market place hosting more than 30 unique stalls from around the world. You can also get to experience a one-stop food and lifestyle adventure, all in one place at the artisan marketplace.
The food variety that they offer at PasarBella is also quite extensive, with the famous Paella being one of the Singaporean’s favourite.
PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Does anyone not know about the famous blue metal gate of Wheeler Yard that has been on everybody’s Instagram feed at least once before?
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This hipster café called Wheeler’s Yard is located in a warehouse, with high ceiling and hipster bicycles hanging all around the place. It was converted from a rundown carpentry workshop and it has one of the more pricey big breakfast around. Despite the pricey food, it is the perfect place for photographers because of its raw and untreated décor and the entire ambience of the café.
If you want a place to sit down for a coffee, soak up some hipster atmosphere and rub shoulders with other youths busy instagramming their food, Wheeler’s Yard is a perfect place for you.
28 LorongAmpas Singapore 328781
Kombi Rocks is not just yet another café. It is the epitome of vintage in Singapore.
It is situated on Yio Chu Kang road, nearer to the Serangoon side.It is impossible to miss this 1950s shophouse boasts beautiful green tiled walls with vintage memorabilia, toys, watches, clocks, guitars, fans, bikes and bicycles as props for decor. They also offer a fleet of mint-condition Veedubs and vintage cars for rental purposes or you can simply just have a photoshoot over there and convince your friends that this is actually Singapore.
Just so if you are wondering what a Kombi is, it is a type of Volkswagen, which is a size of a minibus. Squarish and cute, that’s what they are! What to find out more? Take a drive to Kombi Rocks for the weekend and you’d know what I meant!
66 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545568
NTU (Nanyang Technological University)
Hahaha have you brought your passport?
We’re not saying that you cannot reach pulau NTU through public transport, but having a car is way way better and much much more efficient if you are travelling from one end (e.g. NBS) to another end (e.g. Hall 15)!
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