A local gastronomic hotspot, the Jurong area is a district that's rich in hawker stalls and cheap eats. Here, there's always something for everyone. From Bak Kut Teh and Chicken Rice, to Curry Fish Head and Yong Tau Foo, savour what Jurong has to offer and check out our MICHELIN Guide inspectors' recommendations!
Bak kut teh flavoured with pepper is offered. The soft pork rib goes well with chilli soy sauce.
Handmade Teochew kueh with various flavours. Steamed or pan-fried versions available.
Serves porridge with chicken, fish, or cuttlefish. Sets for one to three people are also available.
A busy shop offering delicious fish and stir-fried dishes; curry fish head is their signature dish.
This popular stall offers lor mee with sufficient accompaniments. The noodles are chewy and served in a tasty broth.
Steamed chicken rice with tender meat and flavourful rice is popular. Other options include reasonably priced char siew and roasted pork rice.
Serve yourself with the stuffed tofu or vegetables. You may also add soup, chee cheong fun, laksa, noodles, or rice.
Pork rib soup in claypot is served with a choice of flavours, from Chinese herb to pepper. Other claypot soups are also offered.
Where to Stay:
A beautifully restored colonial residence that's filled with Malayan charm, Villa Samadhi Singapore might as well be one of Singapore's best-kept secrets when it comes to hotels. Almost always-booked, this MICHELIN-recommended hotel might not be located exactly at the Jurong area, but it is tucked away in the Labrador Nature Reserve.
The concept is identical to that of its sister in Kuala Lumpur: a luxury boutique hotel that feels secluded in nature. Its modest size — a mere 20 rooms — ensures that the tranquil spell is never broken. And the rooms themselves, both in the old villa and in the surrounding buildings, are colonial in style, with antique architectural elements and classic furnishings. The comforts, however, are modern, including lavish spa-like bathrooms.
You can expect quite a bit more connection with nature than the typical Singapore hotel; rather than shut out the city traffic, you’ll be tempted to leave your windows open to the breeze.
Book a stay at Villa Samadhi Singapore here.
What to Do:
Open to the public 24/7 for majority of its area, Jurong Lake Gardens is sprawling with lush greenery and attractions such as water sports activities, a nature playground, and beautiful streams. It is also home to two 7-storey pagodas that are modelled after the Ling Ku Temple Pagoda in Nanjing and the Twin Pagodas at Beijing's Summer Palace. The Jurong Lake Gardens also serve as a great escape from the bustling city, as well as a relaxing hiking area for those seeking outdoor activities while in the Lion City. Whip out those cameras and phones as one can also lay witness to spectacular views and photogenic sunsets!