Toa Payoh Central lies in the heartlands of Singapore, where tight-knit and laidback residents live peacefully. Here’s our list of five things to do on a trip to Toa Payoh!
Immerse in the Tranquility of Toa Payoh Town Park
Lose yourself in the peaceful landscape of Toa Payoh Town Park. Its stone arch bridges atop a pond, trees with far-reaching branches, and vintage street lamps look as if lifted from a postcard. On the other hand, the white hexagonal bridge is a hit among younger visitors. The observation tower is also an iconic landmark.
Visit it at the junction of Lorong 2 and Lorong 6 any time.
Behold the Grandeur of the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery
A trip to Toa Payoh won’t be complete without visiting the majestic Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, the oldest Buddhist temple in Singapore and a national monument.
The temple’s design is an incredible combination of three Chinese regional architectural styles. It has three exquisitely decorated halls and a courtyard surrounded by manicured bonsais. The most eye-catching structure is the towering Dragon Light Pagoda, adorned with intricate carvings and dragon statuettes.
Visit it at 184 Jalan Toa Payoh from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.
Visit the Iconic Dragon Playgrounds
Take a trip down memory lane by visiting the phased-out dragon playgrounds in Toa Payoh.
The orange dragon head is made out of terrazzo tiles, while the body was created using colourful steel rails where children can pass through to reach the dragon’s head and descend from the slide. The dragon was designed to symbolise Singapore’s identity.
Visit them at Lorong 1 and Lorong 6.
Grab a Meal at the Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh may not be the top-of-mind food haven in Singapore, but well-loved food stalls like those in Lorong 1 Market and Food Centre can make you come back for more!
Michelin has recognized not one but two stalls. Chey Sua Carrot Cake is closely run by two sisters who personally fry their savoury carrot cakes to crispy perfection. The other is Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee, with their tempting Hokkien prawn noodles that customers wait hours for.
Visit it at 127 Lor 1 Toa Payoh from 6 am to 4 pm daily, except on Mondays.
Indulge in Quality Western Food at the Niche Savoureuse
Niche Savoureuse is a homey café serving savoury dishes and artisan pastries. It takes great pride in refining its recipes and using only quality ingredients.
Their Norwegian Salmon Aglio Olio, Black Truffle Carbonara and Five Oh Pizza will not disappoint. They also make customised cakes for special celebrations!
Visit it at 128 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-833 from 10 am – 7 pm (MWF), 9 am – 8 pm (Sat), and 9 am – 7 pm (Sun).
An adventure to the heartlands of Singapore can be a pleasantly rewarding experience. If you need extra cash during your trip, a quick loan will help. 365 Credit Solutions is a licensed moneylender near Toa Payoh offering affordable loans which you can repay flexibly.