Discover a sparkling new mall, nature trails and a charming Peranakan enclave in the eastern precinct.
The biggest mall in the surburban Bedok estate, it houses over 200 shops across three floors and has direct access to the Bedok MRT station and bus interchange.
Scoop up a bargain from the many outlet stores selling brand name sports gear, shoes, eyewear and fashion. A good mix of restaurants and eateries featuring local, Asian, Western cuisine.
The relaxed vibe in this coastal enclave makes it the perfect antidote after a long day of meetings. The Changi Village Hawker Centre offers plenty of wallet-friendly fare. If you have more time to spare, take a stroll along the Changi Point Coastal Walk, or spend the day at Pulau Ubin, which is a short ferry ride away.
The scenic coastline is a great spot for a jog or stroll. The park also offers other sporting amenities such as cycling paths, beach volleyball court, cable skiing and other water sports. If you’re peckish after your workout, refuel at the hawker centres and restaurants that dot the length of the park. The cafes and bars are also popular hangouts to shoot the breeze.
The newest addition to Changi Airport is a retail and entertainment complex that is home to the world’s tallest indoor rain vortex, surrounded by a vertical garden, with a canopy bridge and giant bouncing nets adding an element of fun. Dining and shopping options include international brands, some of which are a first in Singapore, as well as local favourites. A cinema and a hotel are also located in the complex.
A water museum and education hub which showcases Singapore’s efforts in water conservation through interactive exhibits, and explains the purification technology behind the production of NEWater. Admission is free and includes a guided tour.
Lovers of flora and fauna can explore the mangrove boardwalk, the birdwatching tower, butterfly park and Kitchen Garden where herbs and edible plants are grown. Family-friendly activities include pony rides at the Gallop Stable and the large playground with a variety of swings and slides for hours of fun.
Be transported into another era when you step into the 1920s shophouse which is a boutique, cafe and gallery of all things Peranakan. See how the traditional beaded slippers worn by the women are stitched by hand. Pop into the café to savour nyonya dishes made with traditional recipes or take home some freshly baked pastries.
Get your shopping fix at these three malls which are clustered around the Tampines MRT—you’ll be spoiled for choice. Dining options abound too.
A home turned private museum in Joo Chiat, this shophouse is filled with vintage furniture and displays of colourful ceramics, beaded shoes and many other Peranakan artifacts collected over the years by the owner. Tours are by appointment only. Afterwards, take a stroll around the area to admire the pastel Peranakan shophouses.
The largest water park in the east, it is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day for young and old alike. There are splash pools for toddlers and exhilarating, twisty slides for thrill seekers.
Designated as Singapore’s first Heritage Town, its rich Peranakan heritage is evident in the pastel conservation shophouses and terrace houses with ornate facades. Once filled with coconut plantations, the area around Joo Chiat Road is now home to some of the best local flavours, from old school coffee shops to traditional Nyonya cuisine to mod-Sin dessert cafes.