Curious about what to do in Singapore? Shopping malls, art galleries, cafes, bars, and hotel staycations are all just a ride away courtesy of GrabCar
Don’t mistake our isle’s tiny size for a lack of things to do in Singapore; we can literally lose count when it comes to picking out activities for all sorts of explorers – the foodie, the hipster, the shopaholic, the homebody, you name it. But you don’t have to wrack your brain over where to start; have some peace of mind, and visit our top seven recommended hip neighbourhoods to experience the very best of Singapore. What’s more, from 25 July to 31 August you can scoot between these locations with ease thanks to Grabcar, they’ll even give you a $5 discount off all your rides taken with a credit card to select locations. All you need to do is key in the promo code: DISCOVER. Huzzah!
Go café hopping in Tiong Bahru
Referred to as Singapore’s ‘hipster’ hood, is it any wonder why Tiong Bahru is a must-see for any avid explorer? Hit up classic residents such as Tiong Bahru bakery and Forty Hands for a hearty brunch, then kick back with a cup of latte at Drips Bakery Cafe.
Have a staycay at River Valley
Indulge in a luxurious weekend staycation along River Valley with top-rated hotels such as Grand Copthorne Hotel and Studio M, well-known for their loft-inspired room design. Once you’ve checked in and freshened up, book a ride via GrabCar and scuttle to the Orchard Road shopping district and hip Tiong Bahru cafes, both located a stone’s throw away!
Booze up at Club Street
Head down to Club Street for a cocktail or two after work. Undoubtedly one of the best watering holes in the city, Gem Bar offers unique concoctions and frequent happy hours; admire the skyline at FRY rooftop bistro whilst sipping a glass of Sawadee cocktail. Just remember: don’t drink and drive! Book a GrabCar, so you can leisurely drink to your heart’s (and liver’s) content. And don’t worry; their fares are upfront and fixed, so you won’t suddenly get a crazy fare at the end of the trip despite the traffic or route taken.
Shop ’til you drop at Tanglin
The shopaholic in you will be spoilt for choice with the multitude of malls lining Orchard Road. Go local at PACT emporium in Orchard Central, with labels such as Sifr, Code Deco, and Forest Child. Alternatively, SUPERSPACE at Orchardgateway offers a zany collection of apparel from Yesah and Evenodd. With all those shopping bags in tow, forget about taking the MRT and book a ride on GrabCar to cart your shopping trophies home.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Holland Village
Pubs and live music aside, Holland Village is known for its assortment of dessert stores, and you’ll be nuts to say no to these dandy-looking desserts! Order heavenly cakes such as Japanese matcha chiffon and white chocolate mousse at Sunday Folks, or chill with a traditional cheesecake classic at 2am dessert bar.
Spruce up your home décor at Dempsey
Dempsey Hill may be home to well-known restaurants, but hidden within the quaint colonial clusters are eclectic furniture stores. Asiatique Collections offers a contrast of Asian and European home accessories, while Cuckoo offers Scandinavian-styled bunk beds for your little ones! Some shops don’t do deliveries, so thankfully we have our trusty GrabCar to transport our haul home.
Visit an art gallery at Gillman Barracks
Build up your cred as a connoisseur of fine art by exploring the artistically trendy Gillman Barracks. Soak in thought-provoking visual art that shuns the status quo at the ARNDT Gallery, and let your child develop their artistic side at the Playeum centre. The Barracks is a good distance away from the city, so catching a GrabCar to the place would be a good idea.
From 25 July to 31 August, you can get $5 off every GrabCar ride (limited to 10 redemptions per user) to any of the above mentioned areas (Gillman Barracks, Holland Village, Club Street, River Valley, Tiong Bahru, Dempsey and Tanglin) with promo code DISCOVER, as long as you pay with a credit card. New to GrabCar? Use the promo code GETGRABBING for $15 off your first ride.
This article is sponsored by GrabCar.