YOUR ONE-STOP GUIDE: THINGS TO DO IN FARRER PARK
Farrer Park is a quaint area often overlooked by Singaporeans and tourists alike when planning a day out. Yet, a closer look at its nooks and crannies reveal that it is home to many hidden gems. A one-stop guide to uncover the various Farrer Park attractions, this article will show you how you’ll definitely be spoilt for choices at the things to do in Farrer Park.
Wake up to delicious local flavours
Start your day at one of the many famous Farrer Park restaurants to enjoy local delights!
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle restaurant which boasts a long-standing 65-year history.
Prices may be a little steep, costing $20 for a bowl of their signature Prawn Noodle with jumbo sized prawns, but we promise that just a taste of its rich broth or in-house made mee kia will leave you as impressed as Chow Yun-Fatt!
Address: 41A Cambridge Road, #01-15, Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, Singapore (210041)
Opening Hours: Wed-Sun: 8:30AM–2PM
Or head over to Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh, known for its peppery pork-based herbal soup. Serving Teochew style Bak Kut Teh since 1950s, the store has been graced by many big-shots who can attest to its wonderful authentic flavour.
Address: 208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building, Singapore (218453)
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun: 7:00AM–10PM
Go Café Hopping
An avid Instagrammer? We got you covered! Home to an array of beautifully decorated cafes in the area, one of the many things to do in Farrer Park is to get your stash of Instagram-worthy shots.
Here are 2 of our favourite quirky hideouts:
Featuring quirky desserts that are both a treat for your eyes and your taste buds, we swear you will not be disappointed! The cafe’s well acclaimed ‘Back to the future’ retro menu took Instagram by storm last year. A sense of nostalgia and confusion was induced among many patrons, as desserts were cleverly disguised as our favourite local delights, like a bowl of “Bar Chor Mee”!
Now we can look forward to its newly launched ‘Urban garden’ menu that looks too beautiful to consume, but got us excited nonetheless!
Address: 204 Rangoon Road, Hong Building, Singapore (218451)
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 2PM–10PM, Sat-Sun: 12PM–10PM
Hidden in a refurbished shophouse along Tyrwhitt Road, the cafe features unique Tiramisu flavours like Kaya, Durian and even in Milo – our all-time favourite childhood drink!
Address: 121 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore (207548)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM–12AM
Unleash your inner artist
After satisfying your cravings, let your creative juices flow at Heart Room Gallery, as you get to be an artist for a day! Priced at an affordable $38/session, you get a canvas and would be provided with a supply of acrylic paints for your art jamming session. So what are you waiting for? Book your art jamming session today!
Address: #01-311, 44 Owen Rd, Block 44, Singapore (210044)
Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Little India
Just a stone’s throw away from Farrer Park MRT stands one of the must go Singapore tourist attractions. Visit the many charming Temples like the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple or get lost while exploring the streets of Little India.
Get a $5 Henna tattoo, take pictures by the interesting wall murals along Kerbau Road or delight your sweet tooth with traditional Indian desserts at Moghul’s Sweet Shop. The possibilities are endless!
Indulge in retail therapy — Farrer Park Shopping
One of the things to do in Singapore, and a favourite pastime of many Singaporeans is to go shopping (besides eating of course). At Farrer Park, brace yourself for a 24-hour shopping galore!
City Square Mall
Located conveniently next to the MRT station, head to Singapore’s first Eco mall that houses international brands like Uniqlo and Charles & Keith.
Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore (208539)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM–10PM
If you enjoy cheap thrills, Mustafa is the place to go! Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, it sells everything from groceries to electronics. A fantastic place to do some late night shopping!
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore (207704)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 24 hours
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
After an entire day of fun under the sun, I am sure you would want some restful sleep! Here are some Farrer Park hotels that will guarantee you a good night’s rest.
Pamper yourself and book a room at One Farrer Hotel and Spa. Situated in the vicinity, the hotel offers a luxurious spa retreat and lets you customise your room pillows to your own liking. What’s not to like?
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore (217562)
For the budget-conscious, Kam Leng Hotel is the place for you! It’s a heritage hotel that features Peranakan style rooms under $100. What a steal!
Address: 383 Jalan Besar Singapore (209001)
With so many things to do in Farrer Park, I am sure you won’t be disappointed making it part of your travel bucket list!