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10 Best Things to Do Around Tanjong Pagar Singapore


Tanjong Pagar Singapore (credit The Honeycombers)
Tanjong Pagar Singapore (credit The Honeycombers)

Let's take a trip around Tanjong Pagar, one of Singapore's most vibrant neighborhoods! It's a melting pot of culture, heritage, and modern vibes, offering something special for everyone – whether you're into tea, fashion, or foodie adventures. Get ready for an unforgettable journey as we explore the top attractions and hidden gems this bustling area has to offer.


1. Visit Yixing Xuan Teahouse

Have you heard about Yixing Xuan Teahouse on Tanjong Pagar Road? It's this cozy spot that's been serving up tea magic for over three decades now. Believe it or not, they've made quite a name for themselves internationally too! Whenever tourists swing by Singapore, they often make a beeline for this charming teahouse for some serious tea appreciation. At Yixing Xuan Teahouse, they don't just pour a cuppa, they also host these fantastic tea appreciation workshops right in their quaint shophouse. And oh, their tea selection? It's a tea lover's paradise, with a range of both affordable and premium teas that'll have you spoilt for choice. Sounds like the perfect spot for your next tea date, doesn't it?

Location: 78 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088499 

Yixing Xuan Teahouse (Credit Yixing Xuan Teahouse Tripadvisor)
Yixing Xuan Teahouse (Credit Yixing Xuan Teahouse Tripadvisor)

2. Shop at Vivo Diamonds

Have you checked out Vivo Diamonds yet? It's this fantastic diamond and jewelry boutique right here in Singapore. They've got everything you could dream of for that special occasion – think engagement rings, stunning diamond rings, elegant earrings, beautiful pendants, and even wedding bands. Oh, and if you're into something unique, they do custom-made jewelry too! Plus, they've got GIA certified loose diamonds in all shapes, sizes, and colors. It's like a treasure trove of sparkle and shine waiting to be discovered!

Location: 57 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088478 

Vivo Diamonds (Credit Tripadvisor)
Vivo Diamonds (Credit Tripadvisor)

3. Enjoy Tea at Tea Chapter

Tea Chapter is a charming traditional Chinese tea house that's been around for a whopping 30 years! You'll find it nestled at 9 Neil Road, housed in a beautiful two-storey shophouse with that classic Second Transitional Shophouse Style. And oh, the details on the front facade, those distinctive decorative wall mouldings really add to its charm! Plus, it's right in the heart of the Tanjong Pagar area within the Chinatown Historic District, so you know you're in for a slice of rich 19th-century urban heritage when you step inside. It's like stepping into a piece of history, with a cup of tea in hand!

Location: 9 Neil Road, Singapore 088808

Tea Chapter (Credit TripAdvisor)
Tea Chapter (Credit TripAdvisor)

4. Visit Singapore City Gallery

Have you checked out the Singapore City Gallery yet? It's such a cool spot to dive deep into the city's story, and the best part? It's totally free! You'll find it right next to the Maxwell food centre in the historic Chinatown district. Picture this – a cozy three-storey visitor center that peels back the layers of the city, revealing how Singapore came to be. Despite all the skyscrapers and concrete, Singapore's still bursting with greenery, iconic buildings, and charming streets you can stroll down for days. But here's where it gets really fun – you can let your imagination run wild and even design your own version of Marina Bay! Plus, you can peek into the future with plans like the Greater Southern Waterfront City.


Now, the real showstopper? A massive model replica of the City Centre, with tiny buildings and streets that are scarily accurate. Keep an eye out for a super cool illustrative map by Lee Xin Li – it's like a trip down memory lane, blending Singapore's past and present seamlessly. And oh, before you head out, make sure you catch the dramatic Island Wide Model show – it's a 3-minute spectacle you won't want to miss, happening every 20 minutes on Level 1. Trust me, it's worth it!

Location: 45 Maxwell Road The URA Centre, Singapore 069118 Singapore

Singapore City Gallery (Credit TripAdvisor)
Singapore City Gallery (Credit TripAdvisor)

5. Enjoy Food at Maxwell Food Centre

Maxwell Food Centre is like the ultimate foodie paradise! This place is where you'll find some of the absolute best hawker stalls in Singapore, seriously. Locals and tourists alike swear by it as the spot to go for authentic Singaporean grub. Did you know that Singapore's street food is world-famous? It's no wonder UNESCO has recognized its hawker centres as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity! Picture this: you're strolling through the bustling streets of Chinatown, surrounded by the vibrant sights and sounds of Singapore's ethnic neighborhoods. And as you sample all the delicious dishes from the hawker stalls, you're actually experiencing a culinary journey through Singapore's rich cultural tapestry. It's like tasting the heart and soul of Singapore while immersing yourself in its diverse culture. Trust me, it's the ultimate way to explore Singapore's food scene and soak up the local vibe all at once!

Location: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184

Maxwell Food Centre (Credit Tripadvisor)
Maxwell Food Centre (Credit Tripadvisor)

6. Chill at Kreams Krafthouse

Have you heard about Kreams Krafthouse? It's this cozy café tucked away in Maxwell Chambers, offering a delightful escape from Singapore's perpetual summer vibes. As you step inside then you will find yourself surrounded by the warm hues of autumn, with sun-faded leaves gently swaying overhead. You can settle into a comfy spot under the canopy of foliage and treat yourself to some seriously aromatic brews, perfectly paired with freshly baked scones. But here's where it gets really exciting – apart from your usual espresso-based drinks, this Korean-inspired café serves up some real gems.


Imagine sipping on their signature Summer Latte, complete with a scoop of ice cream to beat the heat, or indulging in the creamy goodness of their Dalgona Latte. And let's not forget about the scones – they've got flavors like dalgona, sweet potato, cranberry, and yuzu, each adding a fruity twist to your café experience. Trust me, Kreams Krafthouse is the perfect spot for a cozy coffee break with a touch of Korean-inspired flair!

Location: #01-07, Maxwell Chambers, 32 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069115

Kreams Krafthouse (Credit TimeOut)
Kreams Krafthouse (Credit TimeOut)

7. Go Shopping at Tong Mern Sern on Craig Road

Tong Mern Sern on Craig Road is such a unique spot! You can't miss it – it's this charming three-storey shophouse that stands out because it's the only one on the block that hasn't been refurbished. And you know what? That's part of its charm!


When you step inside, you'll feel like you've entered a treasure trove. Everywhere you look, there are trinkets and treasures waiting to be discovered. From jade cabbages nestled in cabinets to porcelain plates adorning the walls, and even typewriters lining the stairwells and it's like stepping back in time. But the real gems? They've got these old Chinese dressing tables that are just stunning, and check out this ancient music player that's like an oversized, numberless grandfather clock with the functions of a pianola. It's seriously something out of a vintage dream! So if you're ever in the mood for a bit of time travel and some good old-fashioned treasure hunting, Tong Mern Sern is definitely the place to be!

Location: 51 Craig Rd, Singapore 089689

Tong Mern Sern (Credit Rice Media)
Tong Mern Sern (Credit Rice Media)

8. Discover Literary Treasures at Littered with Books

Littered with Books is such a cozy spot for book lovers! Picture this: you walk into this charming two-storey shophouse-turned-bookshop, and suddenly you're surrounded by shelves upon shelves of literary wonders. This indie bookstore has something for everyone, with titles spanning across all genres. Whether you're into specially selected literary masterpieces, thought-provoking non-fiction reads, captivating travel narratives, or award-winning children's books, you're sure to find something that catches your eye.


And here's the best part, despite the impressive selection, the books here are actually quite affordable. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the prices, which are often cheaper than what you'd expect to find at other bookstores. So if you're in the mood for a fun book-browsing adventure, Littered with Books is definitely the place to be! Grab a cozy corner, dive into a new literary adventure, and who knows? You might just stumble upon your next favorite read!

Location: 20 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089486

Littered With Books (Credit TripAdvisor)
Littered With Books (Credit TripAdvisor)

9. Pamper Yourself at Charm Beauty Zone

Looking for the perfect spot to treat yourself? Look no further than Charm Beauty Zone! Located just a short 5-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT, this place is an absolute gem for all your health and beauty needs. True to its name, Charm Beauty Zone is where you can achieve that irresistible, radiant charm you've been dreaming of. They offer a range of indulgent services guaranteed to make you feel like royalty.


Imagine spending a day here with your besties, getting pampered from head to toe, or treating yourself to some well-deserved me-time. Trust me, there's absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in a little self-love, and Charm Beauty Zone is the perfect place to do just that. So go ahead, book yourself a session and prepare to feel like an absolute queen!

Location: 92 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088513

Charm Beauty Zone (Credit TripAdvisor)
Charm Beauty Zone (Credit TripAdvisor)

10. Elevate Your Style at Edit Suits Co.

Dear, gentlemen listen up! If you're looking to up your style game, look no further than Edit Suits Co., conveniently located near Tanjong Pagar MRT. These guys make looking sharp as easy as ABC, 123! Achieving that perfect look is as simple as three easy steps.


First things first, book an appointment and swing by their shop. Then, it's time to get down to business – they'll take your measurements and help you pick out the perfect fabrics. And finally, just sit back and relax for 3-4 weeks while they work their magic. Before you know it, you'll have your very own suit that fits you like a glove, accentuating every curve and crevice of your body. As Singapore's biggest made-to-measure tailor, Edit Suits Co. offers nothing but the best in style and sophistication. With their vast selection of fabrics and customizations, you'll be spoiled for choice. Whether you're in need of a classic two-piece suit, a stylish wedding ensemble, or a dapper tuxedo, they've got you covered literally! Just keep in mind that prices may vary depending on the materials selected. So what are you waiting for? Elevate your style game with Edit Suits Co. and make a statement wherever you go!

Location: 2/F 35A Duxton Rd, Singapore 089499

Edit Suits Co. (Credit TripAdvisor)
Edit Suits Co. (Credit TripAdvisor)

Conclusion

As you stroll through the charming streets of Tanjong Pagar, get ready to uncover a treasure trove of delights. From savoring aromatic teas to indulging in mouthwatering cuisine and treating yourself to luxurious spa treatments, there's a whole world of experiences waiting to be discovered right here. So grab your pals or set off on a solo adventure either way, you're in for a treat as you soak up the unique charm of Tanjong Pagar, nestled right in the heart of Singapore.


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