Although located within the busy Central Business District, Tanjong Pagar still embraces Singapore’s rich historical and cultural remnants here and there. For a memorable experience in Tanjong Pagar, here’s our list of six exciting things to do while you’re in this historic area!
Admire the Old and Colourful Shophouses
You don’t have to be a lover of architecture or art to appreciate shophouses from 19th and 20th century Singapore. You’ll find yourself wondering whether you’re still in the bustling city as you stroll along Duxton Hill, Peck Seah Street and Neil Road to see these heritage structures.
Get Your Hawker Fix at the Maxwell Food Centre
Singaporeans of different walks of life in the Central Business District all converge in one of the country’s most famous hawker centres – Maxwell Food Centre. Besides the world-renowned Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, don’t miss out on the plethora of wonderful dishes at Maxwell, which is open from 8 am to 2 am daily at 1 Kadayanallur St.
Try Award-Winning Plant-Based Food in Whole Earth
Michelin Bib Gourmand winner Whole Earth is here to prove that going vegetarian doesn’t mean giving up on bold and exciting flavors. If you’re keen to try its plant-based Thai and Peranakan cuisine, like its Nonya curry and Penang Rendang, drop them a visit at 76 Peck Seah St from 11:30 am to 3 pm for lunch and from 5:30 to 10 pm for dinner.
Grab a Drink with Friends at Jigger & Pony
For a sophisticated and premium drinking experience, head over to Jigger & Pony, currently crowned as the best bar in Asia, for its classic cocktails that will surely exceed your expectations.
Visit them at 165 Tg Pagar Rd, Amara, from 4 pm to 10:30 pm on Tuesdays to Sundays to try any of their 24 expertly-concocted cocktail recipes.
Appreciate the Art of Drinking Tea at Tea Chapter
If you want to discover the art of drinking tea or deepen your existing love for it, a visit to the Tea Chapter will satisfy your desires. Start your journey of learning how to brew, serve and taste different kinds of Asian tea at their store in 6 Neil Rd, on Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm or Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10:30 pm.
Swing by Littered with Books to Find Your Next Read
Take home your next favorite book from this independent bookstore operating inside a delightful two-storey shophouse. From award-winning children’s books to thought-provoking non-fiction pieces, choose from any of Littered with Books’ carefully curated range at 20 Duxton Road from 12 pm to 8 pm on weekdays and 11 am to 8 pm on weekends.
It’s easy to get fascinated with everything that Tanjong Pagar can offer to both locals and tourists. If you’re short on cash to try any or all of our recommendations, a quick loan won’t be a problem. 365 Credit Solutions is a licensed moneylender near Tanjong Pragar where you can secure affordable loans and repay them flexibly.