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If you are seeking a unique experience that can’t be found in many guidebooks, eat where the locals eat. Located near Chinatown, Maxwell Food Centre offers a great range of options including the world-famous Singaporean dishes such as laksa (coconut milk-based noodle soup) and chicken rice. Geylang is another popular foodie spot famed for stalls such as Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow and Shi Sheng Claypot Frog Porridge

After a good meal, indulge in Singaporeans’ next favourite pastime - shopping. Suburban malls, which are situated around residential areas, are great places to find uniquely Singaporean and Asian products - from clothing to quirky home decor items. One mall to visit is Queensway Shopping Centre, known for its affordable and unique branded sporting goods. 

For a little hipster vibe, head to café Chye Seng Huat Hardware in Jalan Besar. Housed in a 1950s hardware store, you can sip gourmet coffee while nibbling on small bites like yuzu tuna tartare and pork tots with cheddar cheese.

Meanwhile, nature lovers can explore the farms and fisheries in the Kranji countryside. Check out D’Kranji Farm Resort, which offers farm tours where you can learn to grow and cook your own crops.

If you make it through all of that, you can jet-set home knowing that you’ve had a one of a kind experience, Singaporean-style.


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