North-Eastern Singapore is a vibrant region with quaint neighbourhood boutiques, large shopping malls, family-run restaurants and fine-dining restaurants. The contrasting beauty continues along its coastline, where pristine waterways meet lush parklands and contemporary entertainment.
Things to do in North-East Region
Head to Punggol Plaza, where you can browse electronic, fashion, beauty and toy stores, before enjoying a range of Western and Eastern restaurants. Slightly south is Hougang Mall, which features over 130 retail and dining outlets, including Black Hammer, Cotton On, D’Laksa, Harvey Norman and Ichiban Sushi. The kids can also play on a rooftop playground and enjoy excellent neighbourhood vistas.
Need a break? Rest and relax in the leafy confines of one of North-Eastern Singapore’s premier parks. Punggol Park is a shaded area renowned for its large central pond, playgrounds and outdoor fitness area. Nearby Coney Island Park is only accessible by foot or bicycle and is one of the best spots to catch views of Malaysia.
Combine exercise with child-friendly fun at Punggol Waterway Park, which has bicycle paths beside the water, children’s play equipment and splash zones. The kids will also love a local pastime called prawning, which takes place along Punggol Promenade. Here you can catch prawns with fishing rods and grill them on the public barbecue pits.
For a look at Singapore’s traditional culture, visit Chomp Chomp Food Centre, a popular hawker centre where you can browse stalls selling handicrafts and local delicacies, such as fried carrot cake and sambal stingray. Wash it all down with a beer or cocktail in one of the bars around Serangoon Gardens, such as Good Cheer Pub or I Love Happy Daze.
Getting around North-East Region
North-Eastern Singapore is serviced by a range of MRT stations and public bus interchanges, which connect its towns together and to greater Singapore. You can walk or bicycle around certain areas, while taxis are available for longer trips.