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Neighbourhood guides: Cool hangouts in Clementi you’d need to discover

December 12, 2016
There’s more than just universities located in Clementi

There’s more than just universities located in Clementi

There are plenty of tertiary institutions located in and around Clementi, but apart from that, this neighbourhood boasts plenty of interesting, lesser-known places that we’re betting you never knew existed.

  • Hunt down the old railway bridge
  • Take an #OOTD with this amazing HDB mural
  • Take the vintage tram joyride from Clementi MRT
  • Sip on the best brews from an artisan coffee roasting studio
  • Browse through customers’ bucket lists and contribute your own in this cafe hidden deep in a residential area
  • Sink your teeth into the cheapest satay in Singapore

Hunt down the the old railway bridge

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There’s just something about railway tracks which are endlessly fascinating, and of course, Instagram-worthy. The abandoned railway tracks at Clementi are from the now defunct Jurong Railway Line, and from time to time, they attract groups of locals on a quest to rediscover Singapore, as well as couples having their wedding photoshoots.

The nearest bus stop to the railway tracks is #12061. Buses 52, 61, 154 and 184 serve this area.

Take an #OOTD with this amazing HDB mural

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Haven’t you heard? Whitewashed walls are over, and brick walls are so 2015. Level up your #OOTD game by using this gorgeous HDB mural (located at Block 728, Clementi West Street 2) as your backdrop. You’ll probably be pea-sized if you’re trying to get the whole mural in – but that’s okay, because when you’re faced with art this beautiful, it should be the focus of your picture anyway!

Take the vintage tram joyride from Clementi MRT

Want to try one of the cutest, most fun methods of transportation that you’ll ever get to see in Singapore? Unbeknownst to many, there’s a little vintage tram that loops around Clementi MRT and Clementi Park Condominium, with several stops along the way. Adults pay $1.30, but children ride for free.

The vintage tram sets off every half hour from 6.30 amd to 8.30pm; however, there is no service between 11am and 4pm.

Sip on the best brews from an artisan coffee roasting studio

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We’re not sure if it’s just us, but the picture above has just induced some major caffeine cravings. The Tiny Roaster is pretty much a coffee-lover’s dream come true – they conduct brewing sessions, do roast-to-order coffee, and of course, make a mean Ice Cold Brew (as evidenced in the picture).

Browse through customers’ bucket lists and contribute your own in this cafe hidden deep in a residential area

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In the interest of full disclosure, here’s a warning that if you’re not driving or taking a cab to Bucktile Street Cafe, it’s going to take you at least 20 minutes of walking, taking a bus, and then even more walking from the nearest MRT. Nevertheless, we love this cafe for its eclectic decor, including a bulletin board that’s packed to the brim with customers’ bucket lists. Paper and pens are available – so feel free to contribute your own as well!

Sink your teeth into the cheapest satay in Singapore

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In an era of rapid inflation, it’s no wonder that we get our cheap thrills from hunting down great deals like these. Chai Ho Satay, which occupies stall #01-10 at Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, has a perpetual queue filled with hungry locals clamouring for their satay fix. But exercise your patience – and you’ll be rewarded with some unbelievably well marinated satay at 38 cents apiece.

Want to stay around Clementi?

Even if you don’t like murals, you don’t drink coffee, and you’ve got no use for bucket lists – you’ve got to admit that you’re tempted by the cheap satay. If you’re thinking of living in Clementi, start planning with our table of average resale flat prices in the past!

3 room 4 room

2016

335,000 507,000
2015 $338,750

$515,825

2014 $357,000

$512,875

Source: HDB

Want to get a condo instead? Here are some great options in Clementi:

Park West – $851 average psf.

Regent Park – $1,040 average psf.

The Parc Condominium – $1,172 average psf.

The Clement Canopy – $1,215 average psf.

The Trilinq – $1,295 average psf.

Hundred Trees – $1,418 average psf.

 

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