EAST COAST PARK
Situated on the south-eastern part of the island, East Coast Park is the largest and the most popular park in Singapore.
The park offers a wide range of facilities – recreation, entertainment and sports – for the enjoyment of all, from the young to the old, for the outdoor, active types to the passive. Bowling alleys, golf driving range, holiday chalets, restaurants and hawker centre can all be found in this park.
For those looking for action, there are water-sports – offered by the Sailing Club and the People’s Association, cycling and in-line skating, rented by concessionaires at a low fee. In the evenings, bring your families and friends down for a barbecue and overnight camping.
JOO CHAT / KATONG
Rediscover Katong / Joo Chiat’s rich history, beautiful architecture and distinctive charm. A walk down Joo Chiat Road offers one a glimpse of Singapore in the past, with its old buildings and traditional trades.
Named after wealthy landowner Chew Joo Chiat, it has an interesting mix of colonial villas, Malay bungalows and shophouses from the early 20th century. Of interest here and on Koon Seng Road are the Peranakan (Straits Chinese) houses, built in the Singapore Eclectic Style that evolved in the 1920s and 1930s.
Painstaking restoration works have preserved the rococo stucco fades, eaves, mouldings and elaborate wood carvings that reflect the affluence of Peranakans in the earlier days.
Parkway Parade is the destination of choice offering the largest range of stores on the East Coast of Singapore. With over 250 stores conveniently located on 6 levels, you are sure to find everything you need including:
Best Denki, Giant Hypermarket, Home Haven on 7, Isetan, MPH Bookstore, Treats.
Geylang Serai is the cultural heart of the Malay community in Singapore. At the Malay Village, it allows you to rediscover the traditional ‘Kampung Days’ lifestyle and business activities of Malays in the 50s and 60s. You can also experience traditional Malay arts and crafts like batik painting, kite-making and kampong games such as top spinning in the village. There are also shops displaying a potpourri of items from handicrafts, rugs and fabrics to furniture and antiques.