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Neighbourhood guides: Serangoon – 5 simple pleasures to indulge in

March 9, 2017
Rediscover these simple pleasures at Serangoon

Rediscover these simple pleasures at Serangoon

 

Been working way too hard lately? If you need to relax, slow down your footsteps, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, head down to Serangoon, home of some of the best hawker food, cafes, and chill-out areas in Singapore.

  • Create some art to display in your home at this art studio
  • Score a free movie screening held at this little-known rooftop garden
  • Quench your thirst with a bucket of sugarcane juice at this well-loved food centre
  • Race against time to get your freshly baked bread at this old-school bakery
  • Try the innovative and decadent lava cookies at this cafe

Create some art to display in your home at this art studio

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If you’re working in a professional setting with an office in the CBD, it’s unlikely you’ll get to unleash your creative side in your day-to-day life. To remedy that, head down to Art Speaks Studio, and try your hand at oil painting, portrait painting, or a more relaxed, no holds barred Art Jamming session. Time to tap into your inner Picasso!

Score a free movie screening held at this little-known rooftop garden

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If you’ve never been to myVillage, it’s a tiny mall in Serangoon comprising of restaurants, cafes, and an awesome rooftop garden where free movie screenings are held during their annual Filmhouse Festival event. The next one is upcoming on 18th March – and they’re screening J.K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Be sure to head down and grab your complimentary tickets before they’re all gone!

Quench your thirst with a bucket of sugarcane juice at this well-loved food centre

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The best way to beat the heat in Singapore? Drinking your fill from one of these badass sugarcane buckets at Chomp Chomp. If you want to up the ante even more, they also have sugarcane towers (like beer towers, but with sugarcane juice instead!) available.

Note: Chomp Chomp is currently undergoing renovations, and will reopen in April 2017!

Race against time to get your freshly baked bread at this old-school bakery

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Nothing gets our competitive juices flowing like a good challenge – such as getting to Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionary in time to snag one of these yummy homemade buns before they sell out. Priced at a highly affordable $1 a pop, these buns are light, fluffy, and unbelievably fresh. Pro-tip: if you’re not here before 12pm, you’re too late!

Try the innovative and decadent lava cookies at this cafe

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Move over lava cakes; lava cookies are the next big thing. Popularized by cafe KOOKS Creamery, these cookies are buttery and crumbly on the outside, and soft and gooey on the inside. Choose from either a matcha or chocolate cookie, and top it off with one of the 18 flavours of homemade ice cream. Best-sellers include Speculoos and Raspberry Lychee.

Want to stay around Serangoon?

With free movie screenings and insanely good food right at your doorstep, who wouldn’t want to live at Serangoon? If you think that this neighbourhood might be an ideal choice for you, check out this table of average resale flat prices in the past.

3-room

4-room

5-room

2016

$319,000 $442,167 $529,000

2015

$333,500 $456,500

NA

2014 $351,825 $465,000

NA

Source: HDB.

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

Casa Espania – $1,100 average psf.

Sunglade – $1,154 average psf.

The Yardley – $1,242 average psf.

Forest Woods – $1,333 average psf.

Presto @ Upper Serangoon – $1,409 average psf.

Jade Residences – $1,586 average psf.

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