Neighbourhood Secrets: SIX80

Thomson’s hidden gems

We all love a jaunt around the neighbourhood, and what better way to see the district than to snoop around after work? Here’s where to live the high (foodie) life, shop hidden gourmet stores, and find some peace of mind in the hip hood of Thomson.

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Windowsill Pies

Celebrating a birthday? Do it with Windowsill Pies and you’ll never go back to plain ol’ cake again. Recommended flavours include Morello Cherry and our favourite Banana Cognac.

95 Soo Chow Walk, Singapore 575382. $$

Biscuit King

For a trip down memory lane, head over to Biscuit King in the quaint Casuarina neighbourhood where you can take your pick of nostalgic snacks and sweets.

130 Casuarina Road, Singapore 579518. $

Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood

Ban Leong has its fair share of contention: some fans love the food; others think it’s overpriced and underwhelming. Regardless, the turf is worth the twirl: the Fried Mee Sua and Thai Style Dried Beancurd are the dishes to try.

122 Casuarina Road, Singapore 579510. $$$

Peach Garden

If you have to pull a weekend at the office, treat yourself to their Saturday only breakfast buffet that includes signature dimsum treats and beloved English breakfasts at only $13.90 nett.

#01-88 Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408. $$-$$$

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Lower Peirce Reservoir

Take a breather along the 900m boardwalk, which is about a 45 minute stroll and popular with weekend hikers and residents alike.

Enter along Old Upper Thomson Road. See here for directions. Free

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Need a pre-work exercise regime? Try hitting the trails at MacRitchie, or even jump in on a morning taichi session.

Enter near the SICC entrance. Free

Chill out with ice cream

Or learn to make your own at Udder’s. Udder’s is known for their alcoholic flavours that pack a punch, so if you’re in the mood for a light tipple, this could be your answer. Also a fun corporate shindig: learning to create your own ice cream. Enquire with them for workshop details and fees.

246D Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370. $

Start a wine collection

The folks at Vinopolis specialize in mature Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Italian wines at reasonable prices. Bonus: they’re a stone’s throw away from SIX80!

50 Tagore Lane, #04-08, Singapore 787494. $$$-$$$$$