This is my second visit to Yong Siak Street. This time the restaurant Open Door Policy was open and so we had to try it. Will cover that in my next post. Since it was D’s first visit, we had fun browsing through the lovely things at Books Actually, Strangelets and new stores like Nana and Bird as well as Bhutan. Coming here seemed longer than walking back. That’s because even though we had google maps as a guide, we were a little bit disoriented at first when we got off at Tiong Bahru MRT Station. It might have been a pleasant walk if not for the cruel sun burning our faces, necks and ankles at every step. But yeah, that did not put us off. We would make a return visit in a heart beat.
Hope you like the photos we took along the way. Took quite a few so that we will be able to find our way back visually. The old low-rise white flats, trees and shophouses combined are really quite pretty. I felt myself very drawn to the area.
And just next to Books Actually is another fine store called Strangelets which sells unique designs.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to live upstairs?
Just font alone can captivate me and is a reflection of taste.
Another little area which seemed like half design studio I think, where vintage restored chairs and decorative items were for sale. Loved the slanted doorway and even how it disoriented us slightly.
A very charming estate indeed.
A walking map for your reference from Google Maps, although I now think Kim Tian road is more of a shaded way to go.
You can read about my very first visit here.