Amazing sights and food at Lavender.
Lavender is not only one of Singapore’s oldest districts but it is also the site of British colonial settlements in the early 1800s. Home to Kampong Glam, the Malay and Muslim quarters this neighbourhood has much heritage and culture to offer residents living in the area. Kampong Glam offers visitors an exquisite array of architecture in its buildings. Mosques, galleries, various shops, and restaurants are situated in this area as well.
If you want to experience the local life, eating local food is a right step in the direction of understanding what Singapore is like. Eat like a local at Golden Mile Food Centre, which serves dishes and snacks from all over the region. Ranging from Hainanese chicken rice to authentic Thai tom yum, you will be spoilt for choices. Here you will find some of the most delicious food that Singapore has to offer, and at the cheapest prices!
The trendy eating establishments continue throughout Lavender Kallang. These are situated in Little India.
Delhi Restaurant: Partake in these savoury dishes: Mix Grill Sizzlers, Malai Kebabs and Gobi Manchuria.
The Banana Leaf Apollo: The traditional Singapore fare offered here is all served on a banana leaf. Definitely an experience you’d have to try out for yourself
If you are seeking for trendier eating establishments, cafes are lined up along most streets, offering you their signature coffee and snacks.
The Lab: This café features Nutella Brownie Milkshakes and Sea Salt Molten Lava Cake and Salted Caramel Ice Cream as well savoury burgers, sandwiches, and more
Paddington House of Pancakes: This café offers a seemingly endless array of pancake options abounds at Paddington. You can have breakfast for lunch, for a snack, or for dinner, and then have some delicious cakes in between!
Arab Street is lined with colourful shops and restaurants that sell goods ranging from Persian carpets and exotic fabrics to Muslim clothing and religious items. You can also find the best authentic Malay and Middle Eastern food here.
Another popular and hip place that Singaporeans love is Haji Lane. This quirky street has been transformed from a ramshackle area to one of the most energetic places in Kampong Glam. Haji Lane is home to independent boutiques by local designers, unconventional home décor, and chic bars and cafes. With colour graffiti painted on the walls, in contrast to the traditional looking shophouses, this street is often a favourite spot for photo shoots.
Culture and Heritage.
Built in 1888, the Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple marks a minor Hindu community that played an important role in the modernisation of Singapore The temple is dedicated to Siva, one of the major deities in Hinduism, and is therefore also known as Sivan Temple. The temple can be spotted from its distinct, elaborate entrance tower.
Singapore Chinese Opera Museum is one of Singapore’s hidden gems that is a privately owned. The museum displays and educates on the rich history, colourful costumes, and diverse styles of Chinese opera, from the well-known Beijing opera, to the Hokkien opera practised by a Chinese linguistic minority. If you are interested to pick up this unique and traditional art, the museum offers classes and workshops too!
Enjoy some water fun at the Jalan Besar Swimming Complex. They have a number of different sized pools to enjoy. One pool is specifically designed for children. Another swimming area services those who simply wish to wade in and out of the water, relax and soak in the waist-deep water. And finally, they offer a lap pool for those swimmers who want to get in a serious workout.
Need a getaway from the busy citylife? Kallang Riverside Park is a great place to relax amidst nature. This water sports site is a popular place for people to practice kayaking, canoeing or dragon boat. There are plenty of tracks around the large park for cyclists and joggers.
If you are one who wants is keen to have an authentic local experience during your stay in Singapore, you can clearly see why the Lavender neighbourhood should be your choice when it comes to finding an accommodation. With our line of fully furnished corporate serviced apartments, you will find yourself truly at home, and never at a loss for what to do. From cultural activities to dining options galore, Lavender meets all the criteria for your new home. Check out the exquisite apartment layouts we have to offer today at MetroResidences.
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