Best things to do while living in Farrer Park
Farrer Park is located centrally in Singapore. It’s a seemingly sleepy but up and coming suburb within walking distance from Little India. The area has a lot to offer in terms of culture, dining, recreation, history, and schools.
It’s no Orchard Road but Farrer Park also is considered a respectable shopping district.
A popular street that most locals gravitate towards is Rangoon Road (opposite Farrer Park Road). It is a laid-back neighbourhood with coffee shops around almost every corner. However, it has now evolved into a ‘hipster haven’ because of the many small cafes, eateries and workshops.
There are a large variety of things to do and you’ll definitely be pleasantly surprised with the small finds you stumble open while discovering this neighbourhood.
If the heat in Singapore is too much to bear, you can seek refuge in the family-friendly – City Square Mall. This shopping centre is conveniently located near the Farrer Park MRT station and has over five floors of shopping experiences to immerse yourself in.
For an elegant take on shopping, venture over to “One Farrer – Hotel and Spa.” Elegant offerings are available for purchase as are an array of chocolate confections and pastries—to conquer that sweet tooth—or at least to succumb to it.
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Be it coffee shops that serve up traditional Singapore dishes, cafes that offer you western brunches and great coffee or high-end restaurants, Farrer Park has it all.
Top of the list sits Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh; a prime example of great local dare in this vicinity. They serve up a mouth-watering piping hot and peppery clear broth with generous portions of pork ribs. Bak Kut Teh is best had with a bowl of white rice, fried fritters and a side of vegetable pickles!
Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh: 208 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218453
Farrer Park is a great place if you’re in the mood for cafe hopping or just a place to hang out with friends. The cafes here are known for their great coffee and speciality pastries.
One of them is Brunchies Cafe. This unique spot will take you back in time with its interior of yesteryears. The cafe is decked out with a large variety of vintage furniture that creates a nostalgic ambience for you to dine in.
Brunchies Café: 96 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218381
Ever heard of a Root Beer Waffle? The Cold Pantry over at Rangoon Road is a must-visit for the curious foodie. Their Chocolate Root Beer Waffle is always a head-turner and an eyeopener. This somewhat unique and refreshing treat that is highly recommended!
The Cold Pantry: 131 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218409
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The trendy eating establishments continue throughout Farrer Park.
- The Lab: 1 Jln Pisang, Singapore 199069 – featuring Nutella Brownie Milkshakes and Sea Salt Molten Lava Cake and Salted Caramel Ice Cream as well savoury burgers, sandwiches, and more.
- Char: 363 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208994 – as the title of the restaurant implies, they feature juicy, glazed, charred meats
- Paddington House of Pancakes: 180 Kitchener Road, #02-35/36 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539 – endless renditions of pancakes. Have breakfast for lunch, for a snack, for dinner, and everything in between!
Looking for a proper place to host clients or have a scrumptious meal? “One Farrer” also offers dining options: from appetizer selections to poolside meals, to cooking and food workshops, these can be outings in themselves.
Did you know that Farrer Park is where Singapore’s first turf club was erected? Today, it continues to be home to numerous sports complexes and fitness centres. These include the Farrer Park Aquatic Centre, Ang Peng Siong Swimming School and Farrer Park Tennis Centre. Make use of these public fitness facilities and swimming pools to add variety to your workout regime.
Take a moment to appreciate the heritage of the area by visiting the Hindu Centre. This Centre focuses on the history of all things Hindu as they have been practised in Singapore.
There is also this little-known area is also home to Chow Yun-Fat’s relative Mei Ho. She owns a decorative art studio Heartroom Gallery (Blk 44, #01-311 Owen Rd), where she dishes out therapeutic folk art lessons (including Russian decorative art) in a small, brightly lit studio. Spend a wholesome weekend getting your hands involved as you discover more about arts and craft.
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