Our recent stroll around Duxton Hill will stand out as one of my most treasured memories. It was relaxing to explore the place with my sweetest companion. I usually try to avoid a lot of walking and sweating in the Singapore heat, but somehow with her it’s always fun.
We strolled about and truly felt like tourists in our own country. Everything was fresh again. Loved the old red letterboxes and the shophouse architecture. It was nice that there were very few cars around and I would totally recommend this place for a walking tour.
Chanced upon a retro furniture store, plus Cafe that I need to explore on another visit. It’s called ReStore.
I would’t mind having Indonesian cuisine at Cumi Bali.
Nirvana Looks tempting.
An Irish Pub with a charming little garden as a feature.
They had baking classes and cakes plus macarons for sale here. We found the people within very friendly.
I am told that Duxton used to be filled with seedy bars and such, but the Singapore government decided not to renew those licenses and since then the place has been taken over by Gen Y and it’s hipster paradise. Good call. I just hope the rentals stay affordable for the tenants, but if they do rise then I think it will just lead to another part of Singapore becoming the new hip place.
I am an old Gen X, but I think like Gen Y sometimes, and am not so conservative. I also find it flattering that what used to be cool in my teen-hood is now becoming cool all over again. To me hipster is a renewal of the 80’s culture. But I occasionally have a problem with movie remakes – like no one can ever replace Kevin Bacon’s Footloose.
Because there was so much to take in I need to spilt this adventure into many little posts. So many cafes and little shops to explore. It’s best to bring your friends or family who have been living abroad and haven’t been home for a while. They will get to see how Singapore has changed and how parts of it have become absolutely charming.
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