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Neighbourhood Guides: 5 reasons to revisit Jurong East

May 21, 2017
Places to visit in Jurong East

With plenty of shopping and good food at Jurong East, what more could you want?

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Jurong Lake District is all set to become Singapore’s second CBD, but business aside, Jurong East also has plenty to offer in terms of food, shopping, and entertainment. Check out our list of 5 gems that you won’t want to miss out on in Jurong East!

 

#1 Hunt down the best bargains at outlet stores at IMM mall

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Everyone loves a steal, so why pay full price at Orchard Road when you can get up to 80% off at IMM? Featuring over 80 outlet stores offering massive discounts, IMM is a dream come true for any shopaholic. Stores include Coach, Agnes B, Outlet by Club 21, Charles & Keith, New Balance, Royal Sporting House, and many more!

 

#2 Skyrocket your employability with the camps and workshops at the Employment Institute

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The stakes have been raised, and a university degree is no longer a golden ticket to a full-time job. With the brutal nature of the workforce today, it’s important to sharpen your job hunting skills, and understand how to impress your potential employers at an interview session.

Need some help? The Employment and Employability Institute offers executive workshops, employability camps, and English literacy courses. You can even schedule a 1-1 session with a career coach who will give you tips on how to advance in your career, or make a switch to an alternate career path.

 

#3 Create your own #foodporn worthy popsicle at Poppy Pops

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Located conveniently in JEM, Poppy Pops is a popsicle parlour that serves up gelato popsicles which are made in-store daily. We love that the popsicles are made with no preservatives or artificial flavouring, and that they’re customizable to suit your taste. Simply choose a flavour (categorized according to “Classic” and “Premium”), pick a dip, and finally, your choice of topping. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, an add-on waffle is priced at just $2!

 

#4 Order a gigantic Nasi Ambeng that will feed your entire family at Hajjah Mariam Cafe

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Nasi Ambeng, a traditional Javanese sharing dish that was popular in the 1980s, is now making a revival. Hajjah Mariam Cafe’s rendition goes for $16 – and bearing in mind that it features generous portions of both meat and vegetable dishes, it’s the perfect option for diners looking for an affordable yet substantial meal. Be sure to bring your family or friends with you, because you’ll need at least 3 people to polish off this bad boy!

 

#5 Try the best Hokkaido cream puffs in Singapore at Châteraisé

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Châteraisé patisserie originates from Japan (or more specifically, the Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan), and sources all its ingredients directly from Japanese farmers. The Double Fantasy Cream Puff comes highly recommended; bursting with light, airy Hokkaido cream and velvety smooth custard, it’s not at all difficult to see why this is one of their bestsellers.

Want to stay around Jurong East? If you like what you see and can foresee yourself staying here in the future, check out this table of average resale flat prices in the past!

 

3-room 4-room 5-room
2016 $302,500 $411,950 $590,000
2015 $306,375 $410,500 $540,000
2014 $321,000 $419,667 $555,750

Data from HDB.

 

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

Westmere – $921 average psf

J Gateway – $1,867 average psf.

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