Best 10 places to go within Singapore after the Circuit Breaker
The circuit breaker has left us all longing to get out of the house and resume normal activities like shopping or sitting down in a cafe, which we once took for granted. Fret not, the following is a list of best 10 places to go within Singapore after the lockdown is lifted.
If you are not one for the mainstream or prefer more chilled-out hipster spots, Chinatown is the place where you could find these gems. Check out Ann Siang Hill, Club Street, and Keong Saik Road for hidden bars and cafes to chill out at.
Additionally, if you are looking to find gourmet treats, there are a couple of note-worthy restaurants in this area such as Burnt Ends, for meat lovers. You can also admire the beauty of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in the area and if you walk further down to Chinatown Complex Market Food Centre, you can try the cheapest Michelin meal along with many other local favourites.
9. Marina Barrage
Perfect place to bring your family or friends for a nice outdoor area with a beautiful view of the city of Singapore.
Specifically, if you have kids, it is also a great opportunity to let them fly a kite and run around freely on the barrage and take a break from their iPad and console games.
Additionally, for you lovebirds, it is a great spot for a picnic here as well for an alternative date option.
Overall, Clarke Quay is definitely one of the best places in Singapore to visit after Circuit Breaker.
We all miss being able to tan while sipping on an ice cold beverage at the beach. Sentosa is a must visit after spending so much time locked within the four walls of our room. Take a trip down to the Tanjong Beach Club or Coastes to lounge on a beach chair and take some beautiful photos to make your friends jealous!
However, if you are not one who likes sand in your shoes, fret not, Sentosa has other fun options such as the Universal Studios Singapore where you can ride crazy rollercoasters and scream till your lungs fall out.
Nevertheless, if you are faint hearted, you could still check out the Trick Eye Museum or check out the Malaysian Food Street where you can get to try an array of delicious local treats.
For those who love concerts, look no further but Esplanade where you can catch free concerts. These are held at the amphitheatre and usually features local artists of school performances. It is a great way to spend your time supporting local acts with your better half or your loved ones, after a being cooped up for a long time at home.
Moreover, if you are looking for food options, Makansutra gluttons bay is a stone’s throw away and you can find many local delights there for a reasonable price.
6. Katong and Joo Chiat
Calling all east-siders who don’t wish to crowd and jostle with the rest of Singapore when the lockdown is lifted! You may choose to remain in the east but still enjoy some food, cafes, shopping and nightlife.
Katong and Joo Chiat is rich in heritage, with a good blend of old and new Singapore. This mix originated from the roots of Peranakan and Eurasian cultures in the communities living here in the past.
Moreover, there are also interesting shophouses with cafes to be discovered. For instance, check out the famous 328 Katong Laska and the irrisistible Birds of Paradise Ice Cream. At night, unwind at some nice places with a pint or two, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
5. Clarke Quay
For those of you who can’t wait to party, Clarke Quay is the first place you should visit. This is the perfect place to bring that cooped up party energy to the dance floor! Clubs like Zouk, Canvas, Attica, f.club or High Society will definitely welcome you with open arms and satisfy your neglected partying urges!
Moreover, if you have the urge to indulge in a beer or two, there are many bars there you can check out. If you are not a drinker but still want to get a kick out of your visit to Clarke Quay, you can ride the G-Max Reverse Bungy alongside the river. Let your screams echo throughout the area and be heard by the party-goers. Overall, Clarke Quay is indeed one of the best places in Singapore to visit after Circuit Breaker.
This may be surprising but a trip down to Mandai could be a day full of unexpected fun! Staying at home during the circuit breaker definitely disconnected us from nature. So, what better way to get connected with nature than to go and see some exotic animals?
News have shown that some of the animals have become lonely due to them not used to empty audiences. This is a great time to visit them in the Singapore Zoo and Singapore River Safari. If you prefer a night adventure, opt for the Night Safari to catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals in their natural habitat.
3. Arab Street and Haji Lane
Over here you can find interesting street art and beautiful murals while satisfying your hunger pangs at some of the restaurants here. A wide range of cultural food from Arabic, Turkish to western cuisines are being offered in this area. You can also check out the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre if you want to learn more about cultures.
If you are a café lover, you have definitely heard about Arabica café. They have a branch at Arab Street, so it is definitely worth checking out! When it comes to nighttime, there are bars with great live music along these lanes for you to enjoy. All in all, one of the best places in Singapore to visit after Circuit Breaker.
2. Marina Bay
The circuit breaker definitely allowed us to save up a lot of money since we could not visit malls. This is the perfect place to release your spending urges! The beautiful Marina Bay is a place that many of us Singaporeans miss and have taken for granted before the lockdown. The beautiful 57-storyed building still awaits us as you can catch a bird’s-eye view of the the most iconic Singapore cityscape.
Within walking distance, is The Shoppes at Marina. This is where you can go for a full-fletch designer shopping spree and to enjoy food prepared by celebrity chefs. Don’t forget the ArtScience Museum right outside where you can catch Instagram-worthy art and science exhitbitions.
1. Orchard Road
I don’t know about you, but I have definitely missed the freedom to walk around a mall and do some shopping, grab a coffee or even dine in a restaurant. The first place that comes to mind is none other than our very own shopping district, Orchard Road. Here you can indulge in shopping at a range of casual to luxury brands along the stretch of Orchard Road in malls like Ion Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Wisma Atria, Mandarin Gallery and even Somerset 313 if you are willing to walk further down. If you want a rest for your legs, you can stop along Orchard Road and spot for the iconic ice cream vendor uncles for a tasty little treat. If you are really hungry, there are also many restaurants along Orchard which are worth the extra calories.
Overall, Orchard truly deserves the #1 spot in our list of places to visit in Singapore to after Circuit Breaker.
I hope this list helped you in planning your post-circuit breaker activities and reminded you of how precious it was like to be able to go out freely around Singapore. If you enjoyed this list, feel free to check out other lists at bestinsingapore.com.
Written By: Joel
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