While the island city-state of Singapore has a lot to explore in terms of nature, history, culture, shopping and food, there are some wonderful neighbourhoods ensuring an array of exciting experiences for holiday-makers. Take a look below at some of the topmost neighbourhoods of Singapore.
Situated east of the Singapore River, Little India is the centre of life for Singapore’s Indian community. Visitors can discover here Singapore in a whole new light and can delight its rich vibrancy and ethnicity. With a number of affordable accommodation and dining option, this place ensures a beautiful holiday. A fine blend of multi-coloured shop-houses lining the streets, authentic Indian restaurants, beautiful mosques and temples and the traditional centres here is sure to remind you of the incredible country of India.
A subzone and ethnic enclave in the Central Area of Singapore, China Town reflects a beautiful blend of the old and the new. Visitors can experience here the best of both Chinese and Asian cultures. There is an array of beautifully restored shop houses, incredible monuments and cultural heritage buildings drawing history and shopping lovers from all corners of the world. One thing no one should miss here is to try the endless variety of food at Chinatown Food Street on Smith Road.
Popular for its art-deco architecture, Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest and hippiest neighbourhoods in Singapore. It lies a few kilometres from the centre of town and is a quaint community presenting a perfect mix of the old and the new. With several picturesque art deco shop houses all around and some of the best lifestyle and food establishments, this place draws the attention of foodies and shopaholics from all over the world.
Situated close to Orchard Road and surrounded by lush greenery, Dempsey Hill is another quaint neighbourhood in the city-state. This beautiful place welcomes visitors in its laid-back atmosphere and delights them with an ideal mix of the old and the new. You can have an ideal time here hanging out with your family and friends, dining at chi-chi restaurants, cafes and a number of great eats along the river, and shopping at antique shops and exclusive boutiques.
Haji Lane and Bali Lane
Famed to be the original hipster neighbourhood in Singapore, Haji Lane and Bali Lane are two narrow streets in Kampong Glam with a bustling atmosphere. Comprising a number of quirky cafes, cool bars and cute shops, this place has a truly unique rustic charm appealing to all sorts of travellers. You can experience here a unique vibe day and night and can discover a large number of hidden gems including Bar Stories or Good Luck Beer house offering some amazing cocktails and Juice Clinic ideal for a perfect cup of coffee and some fresh juices.