Serangoon Gardens exudes a quiet, relaxed charm and is one of Singapore’s most popular tourist destinations and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. While the nightlife is low, there are some trendy and retro pubs and there is a great café culture here. There is no shortage of good food in the Serangsoon district, and there are plenty of gems hidden in the coffee shop blocks. Restaurants serving local and international dishes are served by local chefs.
If you visit Simon Road, which is just around the corner from Hokkien Mee and Chong Pang Huat, you can get some of the best local dishes in the area, such as the delicious chai chai and the excellent chai pang.
Be sure to take loads of cash as Seragoon Gardens is much more expensive than other places. The Kovan Food Centre has a superb chicken and rice option, but it is not for those on a tight budget. There is a large complex of buildings with a number of shops, from shops selling clothing to a food centre where you can find a variety of dishes made with the typical ingredients of the region.
Hakka, a stylish restaurant serves amazingly good Chinese coffee that comes in traditional style cups. You can also customise your plate and pile on as many fried chicken wings as you like, all dishes are served with a variety of toppings such as kimchi, ketchup, sesame oil and spicy chilli sauce.
If you are in Singapore, great places to look around are Charlton Park and Upper Serangoon. You can also enjoy a wide selection of local dishes. Hock’s, a regular store at Chomp Chump Food Centre is advertised as the best hokkien stand in the world. The queue is long, and it will probably take 30 to 45 minutes to serve your order.
The village flair of the suburb of Serangoon is lovely and it is a popular choice for home hunters, as it is conveniently close to a wide range of restaurants, shops, cafes and shopping centres. A major hospital is nearby and is a non-profit that provides medical care to the needy and low-income families.
For history students, especially those who want to explore Singapore’s history, there are a number of places to visit that have been established by the National Heritage Board Singapore to support the community.
Given the vibrant population of the area, it is not surprising that Serangoon Garden Circus is one of Singapore’s most popular shopping and dining centres. It has a number of retail outlets, which are open 24 hours.