Step into this fully restored bona fide Peranakan family home, and admire the many antiques and heirlooms worthy of any museum collection.
Here are some family friendly restaurants and eateries that visitors should check out, while exploring Singapore.
After an afternoon of shopping at Orchard Road, make your way towards Tanglin Mall for a cosy meal with your family. Along with the sweets and cakes it’s known for, this Melbourne-style cafe also serves pizzas, pastas, as well as kid-sized dishes for the little ones.
Where: 163 Tanglin Rd, Tanglin Mall #01-35/36, Singapore 247933
Jamie’s Italian at Vivocity
Families returning to the main island after a packed day at Sentosa can head to this foodie spot at VivoCity; it’s the first Singapore outpost opened by British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. His namesake restaurant offers a children’s menu with the staple spaghetti and meatball dish, as well as kid-sized burgers and gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Where: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-165-167, Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Dig into authentic Indian grub like prata (South Indian flat bread), and keep the kids entertained in the cottage playhouse at the quaint Zaffron Kitchen.
Where: 135/137 East Coast Road, Singapore 428820
Get busy with art and craft projects at this cafe, located in the Kampong Glam precinct. Its craft corner contains all the materials that your kids may need, for an hourly fee; adults can join in the fun too.
As for the nosh to expect, look forward to Thai and western mains such as chicken baked rice and basil chicken rice.
Where: 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Aliwal Arts Center, Singapore 199918
When it comes to affordable family meals, this Japanese restaurant chain is a popular favourite. This casual diner serves everything from pastas, pizzas to grilled meats, as well as kid-friendly appetisers such as butter corn, to whet the little ones’ appetite.
Where: Multiple outlets; see locations here.
Nook cafe & bar
After your educational trip to Dairy Farm Park, why not check out this foodie spot. Make dining more fun for kids with do-it-yourself pancakes, under your watchful supervision of course. Just squeeze out ready-made batter onto the griddle, in whichever creative design you fancy, then add toppings such as caramelised apples, rainbow sparkles and digestive biscuits to your pancakes.
Where: 21 Lorong Kilat, #01-03, Singapore 598123
District 10@UE Square
Located in the Clarke Quay precinct, this cosy restaurant brings in a bouncy castle on weekend afternoons. Your energetic kids are sure to have loads of fun in the play area while waiting for their meals to be served. Choose from a range of pizzas, pastas and charcoal-grilled steaks to fill your tummies after a busy day exploring Singapore.
Where: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-15/16/17, UE Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 239917
The Australian-style cafe is another family favourite for brunch; it serves breakfast food up to 4pm daily. Another perk: the inflatable playground brought in on weekends, where you can dine al fresco while watching the kids have fun.
It’s a 10 minute walk from Mountbatten MRT station but the food and facilities make it worth the detour.
Where: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053