Going to the same place to be entertained can get a little stale. Sometimes we just need to be at a different location to gain new experiences – something out of the routine.
So come on an adventure with us, as we uncover the hidden gems scattered around the lesser known Ang Mo Kio, a heartland district of Singapore.
First and most important, we uncover dining venues that will satisfy your tastebuds and a growling stomach.
Major 99 KTV
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One of the most happening places in this area and also the best KTV space in Singapore is here at Major99 KTV.
A family friendly karaoke club, this KTV space is not just for those who like to sing. There are other types of entertainment ranging from dart machines, beer pong tables, pool tables, claw machines and arcade machines.
There is a live band line up every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday where you can chill with the music. Otherwise, you can sing in the main hall or other nights or opt to book private singing rooms with your pals.
Address: 4190, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Broadway Plaza, #02-02 Singapore 569841
Contact: +65 8500 3230
Opening hours: Everyday from 2.00PM – 1.00AM
Vintage Cameras Museum
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Before taking photos were as easy as flipping out our phones and capturing the moment with just a touch of your hand, the dawn of photography started out with gigantic cameras – and you are able to view them here, the first and only museum in Singapore dedicated to vintage cameras.
In fact, the entrance to the museum is a camera where you enter through the lens. The best part is that you can actually handle these antiques (but please be careful) and try your hand at them.
Address: 8C & 8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263
Contact: +65 6291 2278
Opening hours: Everyday from 10.30AM – 9.30PM
Entry fee: $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and children below 12
Windsor Nature Park
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Outdoor junkies, we’ve got you covered as well. Often overshadowed by Macritchie Reservoir, this is nature’s delight that spans 75 hectares. There are three trials to explore; the Drongo Trail that has a sub-canopy walk, Squirrel Trail and Hanguana Trail.
If going on trails is not your thing, opt to cycle, do some birdwatching or join the free nature tours available on-site.
Address: 30 Venus Drive, Singapore 573858
Opening hours: Everyday from 7.00AM – 7.00PM
GRUB (Ang Mo Kio Park)
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Be it a party or a location to just sit back, relax and enjoy a wholesome meal, GRUB is always a good option. Carefully thought menus that comprise of delicious burgers with freshly made buns, slurpy good noodles and fusion pastas, it is a treat for the whole family.
Not only that, there are many events that are scheduled ranging from holiday camps and workshops to live music. Come with your friends and family because this place is perfect for groups or gatherings.
Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1,(Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park, Pond Gardens), Singapore 569983
Contact: +65 64595743
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11.00AM – 10.00PM, Sat – Sun and PH 9.00AM – 10.00PM
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Just because it is a training platform for students pursuing their diploma in the Food & Beverage Business Diploma at Nanyang Polytechnic, it does not mean that the food served would not be on par with other fine dining restaurants.
Open for lunch during school terms, they cook up a storm using the freshest ingredients, serving the students, staff and the public with their divine plating and tantalising food.
Be sure to try their Miso Glazed Salmon, Duck Tataki with Mango Tomato Salsa Sauce and Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Soup.
Address: 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Nanyang Polytechnic, Block F, Level 3, Singapore 569815
Contact: +65 6451 4384
Opening hours: 11.30AM – 2.00PM on weekdays (during school term), closed on weekends
Bliss Restaurant @ Cheng San Community Club
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Bliss Restaurant is built on corporate social responsibility. It is their mission to offer employment to all without discrimination and dining here makes you feel good – in more ways than one.
The food served is as good as the hearts that run it. With a wide variety ranging from salads, steak with a variety of sauces, jumbo sausage combos, seafood, pasta, coffee, desserts and a number of wine selections.
Our list of must haves include the Norwegian Grilled Salmon, Seafood Marinara Pasta and for dessert, the Bamboo Charcoal Waffle.
Address: 6 Ang Mo KioStreet 53, Singapore 569205
Contact: +65 6280 3389
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 3.00PM – 12.00AM, Friday & Saturday 3.00PM -1.00AMEveryday from 11.00AM – 10.30PM
So there you have it, 6 places for you to chill, eat and spend the whole day at. You’ll have too much fun having fun from morning till night you wonder how time passed so fast!