This post is still a work-in-progress. A few friends have asked for recommendations of places to visit and things to do in Singapore. So here is a list of my favourite things that I think are easy to overlook.
- 50 storey rooftop park / garden
- Beautiful for sunset
- 6 SGD entrance fee (require an MRT card)
- No food and drink (water is OK)
- Stay as long as you want, but there’s no toilet :)
Ah Mah Homemade Cake
- Hot cakes!
- Perhaps try to share the cake, as a portion is too big for a snack
- Try to go to a busy location to see the cake being baked before your eyes. In my experience the store at Plaza Singapura was consistently good, but the one time I tried at Changi Airport was mediocre because the cake was not hot anymore.
- Surprisingly good Korean fusion chicken (just look at the pictures!)
- My favourite is the roasted garlic chicken
- I have only been to the stores at 313@Somerset and Bugis Junction
- Be careful of ordering too much as the portion is very fulfilling. I usually just order the garlic chicken for 2 people.
Gardens by the Bay
- The 2 domes are totally worth 28 SGD
- Nice surrounding area for sightseeing. Can spend a whole day strolling.
- Be careful of the heat. Maybe use the domes to hide.
- If visiting during the weekend, try to be at the Marina Barrage about an hour before sunset. There are usually lots of kite flyers, and the view is amazing.
- Don’t miss the Garden Rhapsody light show
Popiah & Rojak Place
- A small stall at an unremarkable food court https://goo.gl/maps/6RUmuvj7rFD2
- It’s not in the middle of entertainment so a bit inconvenient just for food, but maybe give it a try if you are in the area. The quality is better and the price is lower than other places I’ve tried.
- Popiah tends to run out fast. I usually tried to be there at about 18:30 and sometimes still couldn’t get popiah. Not sure if they are open for lunch.
Ying Jang Thai Food
- My favourite place for phad thai / glass noodles / green curry / pineapple fried rice https://goo.gl/maps/evWMgh1sJp82 (second floor)
- The cook is Thai so it’s automagically authentic :)
- The food court is mostly to serve lunch during the week, though many stalls (including this one) open for dinner too. They close at 19:00 or so.
- The food court also has a diverse selection. I also like the spinach soup stall.
- A hidden food court https://goo.gl/maps/p5mqr4a5VsK2
- It’s open to the public. Singtel staff gets a discount, but even without the discount prices are still awesome. I think it’s only open for lunch during the week.
- I like the porridge stall, the western food stall, and the salad stall
iSteaks 20 SGD steak at great quality indo chicken the soup spoon https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/beautiful-sunday/2019