When you think Singapore you don’t normally imagine quiet, calm or serene. That’s why I love to seek these places out.
Places like Club Street and Ann Siang Hill.
You don’t need to spend a cent.
Just walk the streets and do a little urban exploring with your camera.
If you do want to have a meal, there are many lovely restaurants and I did try the coffee at Shots and I must say it was superior to any of the chains like Starbucks or Coffee Bean. Only wish it wasn’t so popular. It was the only place that was packed to the gills.
That’s the thing about Singapore. Because there are 5 million people milling about on a tiny island, once there’s something good, it’s discovered pretty quickly. Soon enough, through blogs or word of mouth, everyone seems to swarm there.
Especially if it’s new.
We love new.
There was this pizzeria which is famous for it’s pasta. Unfortunately they were not serving pasta that day as the chef wasn’t around, so we decided to try our luck the next time.
Will just do a chronological walk through. Loved the fushia at Stevie General Store. There’s a wonderful write-up at this blog.
The quirky store has some very pretty vintage dresses.
And this is Club Street. It has a similar vibe to Haji Street with quaint and quirky stores. Many tourists seem to like this place. There’s also the famous Maxwell Road hawker centre and a Buddhist temple nearby, so I guess it’s a good stop for tourist buses as well.
There was a charming little back alley here.
Here’s where we found the little drom store at 7 Ann Siang Hill.It’s an independant publisher and gallery store.
Actually Club Street and Ann Siang Hill are just these two streets here.
Noticed the charming old street lamps.
Loved the details on this brass lion door knocker. How majestic and appropriate as Singapore is the lion city after all.
The architecture here is amazing. Especially with all that colour. Red always does it for me.
Hope to return to Shots cafe one day. Still thinking about the coffee.
I just like taking in all the details. The old window shutters, remind me of lego windows. And the contrast of that shocking pink sign.
The Italian restaurant from across the street. It’s famous by word of mouth. And that’s the best kind of fame.
A closer shot of Cugini Tratorria Pizzeria at 87 Club Street, and a fabulous review.
Another restaurant that tempted us with pulled pork burgers on the menu. Jerry’s BBQ and Grill at 92 Club Street. The fried chicken wings looks so good at this blog, I’m craving for them already.
Woods in the Books. I was totally charmed.
And this was just from the outside.
This is my idea of a dream store. Something you thought you’d never find in Singapore.
Loved this old candy striped barbershop sign.
Looking down the beautiful corridor.
Saying bye for now.