Located in central Singapore, River Valley is a vibrant neighbourhood laced with trendy cafes, pubs and restaurants, yet retaining a distinctive relaxed vibe, despite being in close proximity to
Orchard Road, CBD and Marina Bay.
EAT & DRINK
AMOY STREET FOOD CENTRE (10-min drive)
Amoy Street Food Centre is one of the busiest and most popular food centres amongst the locals. It also houses the greatest number of Michelin-listed stalls, spanning from decades-old stalls to budding stalls started by enterprising youngsters. Located in the CBD translates to lunch-time madness on weekdays during the lunch hour. So come outside of a weekday lunch timing, and on weekends, no later than noon on Saturdays, and to expect only half of the stalls to be operating.
BISTECCA TUSCAN STEAKHOUSE (6-min drive)
Being conferred on the title of being the 13th best steakhouse in the world, this restaurant is humbly set in a lovely old shophouse along Mohammed Sultan Road, which is just a six-minute drive away.
FIVE STAR (6-min drive)
If there’s anything homier and comforting, it has to be chicken rice. and Five Star makes one of the most authentic in town, using flavourful kampung chickens, served with their homemade chilli and ginger sauces.
MOBOMAGA (10-min drive)
For sake lovers, this hidden izakay offers delicious Japanese cuisine and an excellent selection of sake, including some of the rarest sakes.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
CHINATOWN (10-min drive)
Chinatown is among the Lion City’s most atmospheric areas. Known for its colourful heritage buildings, hiding old Chinese shophouses, it is not surprising that there is plenty to discover in Chinatown.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SINGAPORE (10-min drive)
Home to over 1,000 art works, the National Gallery Singapore is housed within the iconic restored Supreme Court and City Hall buildings.
ORCHARD ROAD (6-min drive)
Ready, get set, shop! This iconic retail street is over 2.5km, lined with glitzy malls that house world-famous brands. Time to get your retail therapy!
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS (6-min drive)
Inscribed as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, this national park is worth setting aside half a day for!
LAST KAMPUNG – KAMPONG LORONG BUANGKOK
Within the greater Seletar neighbourhood, you can find the last kampung standing on mainland Singapore, Kampong Lorong Buangkok. Take a walk through the small village and get transported back in time. Do seek permission from the residents before entering the houses.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Experience street shopping at Bugis Street, one of the best shopping places offering the latest trends at affordable prices. Bugis Street is also a haven for food lovers, offering a wide array of mouth-watering delicacies. The gastronomical experience never fails to enhance the entire experience at Bugis Street.
Haji lane is a narrow street around the corner of Bugis street and is a hidden gem. A colourful street which is lined on both sides by boutiques, cafes, bars and eateries and the best part is that all of them are decorated with painted murals in various hues. You will find the best of restaurants offering some local and innovative delectables. The shops are all filled with unique gift items, accessories and the latest fashion clothing along with shoes, bags, and purses. This place will just fill your heart with delight with its cool and hip ambiance. A walk down Haji lane is a must on your trip to Bugis Street in Singapore.
Get off the mainland and head to this charming island to bask in the rustic outdoors and explore one of Singapore’s last remaining villages or kampongs. Either take a 15-minute car ride or a 40-minute journey by bus to Changi Point Ferry Terminal. From there, board a bumboat to the island.
THE SOUTHERN RIDGES
Hike above the city, a ten-kilometre network of ridges, pathways and bridges elevated above the city skyline. The hiking route is a favourite haunt of avid birdwatchers and nature lovers, and visitors can expect to see up to 43 species of birds.
DECEMBER 2022 / JANUARY 2023