Little India - 1.9km
Little India, located along Serangoon Road, is awash with the scents and sights of the subcontinent. Stroll along this road and the neighbouring alleyways to take in the quaint, old-fashioned shops selling spices, saris, trinkets, Indian jewellery and daily products used by the average Indian household. Not to miss is a visit to the wet markets and Mustafa Centre, Singapore’s only 24-hour shopping mall where you can find almost anything at a bargain.
Arab Street, Kampong Glam - 3.3km
Nothing in Singapore beats Arab Street for bazaar-style shopping with true ethnic character. The street itself is a riot of colourful textiles from all over Asia, sold at very low prices. Here you can browse through hole-in-the-wall shops, haggle to your heart's content and come away with the most delightful purchases at bargain prices.
Clarke Quay - 4.2km
Clarke Quay is a delightful mix of modern and traditional. A reminder of its rich heritage is reflected in the vibrantly orchestrated concept. Set amidst a backdrop of old shophouses, you can savour the many delights of Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean and local cuisine. When the sun goes down, you don't have to look far to discover some of the city's trendiest nightspots.
Dempsey Hill - 5.5km
This hip cluster of wining and dining establishments is set amid lush, quiet surroundings that evoke old world charm. The precinct offers a respite from the city, but is just a short distance from Orchard Road. Find diverse cuisines, charming markets, art spaces, chic boutiques and wellness facilities all at this spot.
Chinatown - 5.6km
For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history, Chinatown is a good place to start. Enjoy a mix of heritage, shopping as well as a good variety of food options, which are sure to leave a traveller happy and satisfied at the end of the day
Holland Village - 6.4km
A popular venue for younger Singaporeans and expatriates, it is dominated by and often visited solely for its eateries and watering holes, along with some specialist shops selling non-traditional wares.
Changi Village - 23.5km
Changi Village is a vibrant neighbourhood with a hawker centre that sells local delights such as the famed nasi lemak (rice dish made from cooking rice in coconut milk and serving it with a variety of dishes) as well as delicious fried wantons (fried fritters).