Singapore is never short of sights to see and places to be. That holds especially true for Tanjong Pagar, a region in the Lion City filled with many modern heritage gems and other experiences worth trying. When speaking of Tanjong Pagar, many Singaporeans would immediately think of the many Korean restaurants that populate the area. However, there is more to it than just that.
Tanjong Pagar is also home to dozens of unique and affordable eateries, restaurants, cafés and a handful of sights to explore. Instead of going back to your regular spot, here are a couple of places to bookmark and visit on your next trip to this dynamic neighbourhood.
Two Men Bagel House
If you’re in the mood for some Western finger foods, then head on over to Two Men Bagel House. This American joint serves hand-rolled speciality New York Style bagels that have earned them plenty of thumbs up over the years. Pair their sumptuous bagels with their excellent coffee, and you have the perfect combination to satisfy your cravings!
Seeing as Two Men Bagel House specialises in all things bagels, you’ll be glad to know that they offer different kinds of bagels to satisfy everyone’s preferences; including plain seeded, multi-grain, and many more. Their menu also offers plenty more than just bagel goodness. It also has classic breakfast options with a good selection of vegetarian-friendly dishes. If you ever visit the area, don’t forget to drop by for their bagels and get yourself a pleasant, satisfying, and filling meal!
Address: 16, #01-12 Enggor Street, Icon Village Altez, 079717
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM | Sat-Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke
Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke is one of Tanjong Pagar’s most popular beef bowl joints and is just a stone’s throw away from the Tanjong Pagar MRT. The place only has two things on the menu － Beef Sukiyaki Don and Kiwami Wagyu Sukiyaki.
Besides serving up beef bowls, you will also be treated to some surprise entertainment, i.e., the restaurant’s experienced chefs cooking right before your eyes. Once cooked, the meat finds its home atop a bowl of Koshihikari grains that are moist and fluffy to the taste, a harmony of sweet and savoury waiting for you to dig in. Trying out their interactive dining experience and tasting the high-quality ingredients is something you definitely don’t want to miss out on when you’re in Tanjong Pagar!
Address: 11 Kee Seng Street, #01-01 Onze @, Singapore 089218
Opening Hours: Open daily 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Littered with Books
Book lovers rejoice, as there is something that will make your trip to Tanjong Pagar a whole lot better, and that is Littered with Books! This 2-story indie bookhouse carries titles for all audiences and genres, from non-fiction to specially curated literature. With the store’s intimate and cosy ambience, browsing through their selection will surely make you lose track of time.
Apart from the atmosphere, the bookstore’s prices are relatively lower and more affordable than other places. So, if you want to bring home a souvenir from your trip to Tanjong Pagar, or simply want to add another book to your collection, you know where to go next!
Address: 20 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089486
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-8:00PM | Sat-Sun 11:00AM-8:00PM
Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park
Singapore isn’t known as the Garden City for no reason. Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park is only one of the many gardens and green-filled parks dotting the entire city-state. The park serves as a great and accessible place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city momentarily, and it features gorgeous landscaped gardens that make you feel one again with nature.
Covering over 150,000 square feet of space, this urban park also boasts plenty of sheltered areas, lawns, rooftop gardens, and other unique sights for you to enjoy. Flanked by many nearby restaurants and food joints, why not go for a change of pace, and have a little picnic with some takeout in this refreshingly beautiful garden oasis?
Before ending your day at Tanjong Pagar, consider spending the last minutes of your visit in serenity at Tea Chapter. Learn all about tea or purchase all your favourite tea-related items such as teapots, Chinese teas, and more.
Suppose you want to experience their tea on the spot, head on upstairs in their peacefully cosy tea house. The tea rooms available come in Korean, Japanese, and Oriental styles. Fun fact: did you know that Tea Chapter had the honour of hosting Queen Elizabeth II in one of their Oriental tea rooms?
Once you’ve found yourself settled in, take a sip of their Imperial Golden Cassia – Tea Chapter’s signature tea that uses tea leaves sourced from the An Xi in Fujian Province. Immerse yourself in the place’s serene atmosphere while getting some insights into tea-making from the tea master.
Address: 9 Neil Road, Singapore 088808
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM | Fri-Sat 11:00AM-10:30PM
Wandering around and exploring somewhere new doesn’t always mean travelling to far and distant lands; more often than not, there’s plenty more you haven’t seen in your local vicinity! Besides being a wonderful experience in and of itself, these little trips also serve as an excellent way to unwind and reflect on one’s troubles.
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