These top 10 spots are sure to show you exactly why we love The Lion City!
In a food-crazed, bustling, there’s-always-something-to-do city, Singers is at the epicentre of all things cool and fun. Seemingly, every charming corner of our little red dot brings another hip restaurant, cool bookstore and awesome shopping haunt that is filled to the brim with amazing things. If you want to find out our favourite spots and see what makes us, Sassy Girls, ecstatic about our city, this guide is it!
Being a florist is the coolest profession in Singers right now but the incredibly awesome people at Shop Wonderland have been ahead of the curve when it comes to marrying gorgeous aesthetic styling, flowers and events. Their flagship store houses a café, florist, retail and workshop space along the quaint street of Haji Lane and their dreamy buds and charming storefront always draws in a good crowd (we constantly find ourselves in them).
Shop Wonderland, 37 Haji Lane, Singapore Tel: (+65) 6299 5848, www.shop-wonderland.com
Kallang Wave Mall/Singapore Sports Hub
We just can’t get enough of Kallang Wave Mall! The awesome activities from indoor rock climbing, water sports, lawn bowling to beach volleyball, the many delish restos like Crab in Da Bag and My Delish Briyani– seriously; you can never run out of things to do, eat or see here. And not to mention that you can get really nice shots here if you’re an avid photographer. Low-rise buildings and clear blue skies? We’re sold!
Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628, Tel: (+65) 6702 5168, www.sportshub.com.sg/kallangwave
You should know by now that we have an insatiable sweet tooth and one of the spots that we usually hit up when the cravings strikes is Butter Studio. This quaint Halal-certified bakery café serves up handcrafted homestyle bakes with fresh market produce and we’re constantly dreaming about their Milo Speculoos Fudge Cupcake. You know where to go next time you need your sweet fix!
Butter Studio, 147 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208865, Tel: (+65) 6294 7115, www.thebutterstudio.com
Vintage shopping in Singers might be a little tricky but over at Dulcetfig, you’ll be in for a treat. Not only do they stock vintage treasures from all around the world, they also stock their own in-house label that’s inspired by classic and timeless designs. You can also find many other eclectic products from local and international brands. So next time if you’re looking to spice up your outfit with something unique, Dulcetfig is your answer! Bonus points if you’re a cat lover too (P.S: their pet cat stays in the store!).
Dulcetfig, 41 Haji Lane, Singapore 189234, Tel: (+65) 6396 5648, www.dulcetfig.com
Another charming store along Haji Lane that stocks some of our favourite brands, Soon Lee is a treasure trove of all things pretty. Pick out trinkets, jewellery and some in-house apparels for your wardrobe and we promise that you’ll find them nothing short of amazing. Their sales staff are all really sweet and helpful so that makes shopping more fun and breezy!
Soon Lee, 73 Haji Lane, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6297 0198, www.facebook.com/soonlee.singapore
Lepark, derived from the Malay word lepak translates to chill out. And chill is exactly the vibe of this too-cool-it-hurts rooftop dining experience. Lepark took over the former car park of People’s Park Coplex and serves a range of tapas, a wide selection of beers and other comfort food that will have you spending hours with your friends there. Lepark has organised many events and activities on its capacious space like the Getai Electronica and Lepark Sessions so make sure you’re updated on their latest news if you’d like to get in on the action.
Lepark, 1 Park Road, #06-00 People’s Park Complex, Singapore 059108, Tel: (+65) 6908 5809, lepark.com, www.facebook.com/leparksg
Woods in the Books
Picture books anyone? This spot is your source for classic and new picture books, from comics to graphic novels specially handpicked for you. Think epic classics like The Little Prince and Where the Wild Things Are. Their other selections include books by local authors too. So if you’re in the Tiong Bahru area for some café-hopping, don’t forget to pop by the Woods in the Books – you’ll feel like you stepped into book heaven.
Woods in the Books, No.3 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168642, Tel: (+65) 6222 9980, www.woodsinthebooks.sg
Plain Vanilla Bakery
If we can eat our way through life with cupcakes and bakes, we would! One of our favourite dessert maestros, Plain Vanilla Bakery has it all figured out. Seriously, you can never go wrong with a good slice of good ol’ fashioned cake. All the treats here are reminiscent of our childhood and that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you sink you teeth into a treat? It feels so good doesn’t it? Ahh… the simple pleasures of life.
Plain Vanilla Bakery, 1D Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168641, Tel: (+65) 8363 7612, www.plainvanillabakery.com
Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Nestled in an unassuming building, Chye Seng Huat Hardware is an indie coffee boutique that provides patrons with a 360-degree view of the coffee bar. Watch the baristas brew your coffee and with many bean varieties and brewing methods, you’re free to choose how you like your coffee.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware, 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563, Tel: (+65) 6299 4321, www.facebook.com/ChyeSengHuatHardware
Roti prata is pretty much an obsession with Singaporeans and it’s dubbed to be one of the most common all-day breakfast dish here. There’s just something about the laidback vibe of Thohirah Restaurant that makes you want to sit, do nothing and munch on prata (make that egg!) all day. Plus the fish curry and sambal here is so delish!
Thohirah Restaurant, 258 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799487, Tel: (+65) 6481 2009, www.facebook.com/pages/Thohirah-Restaurant