Here’s a quick guide to one of Singapore’s fun and quirky neighbourhoods. We explored the Ann Siang area in the Club Street district near Chinatown.
The Spot: Shots Café
The Buzz: Shots Café combines its owners’ passion for coffee and photography. Why not spend an afternoon sipping a caffè latte while admiring art pieces?
The Location: 90 Club Street
The Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm; Friday 10am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday 10am to 8pm
theshotscafe.com | 6224 9259
The Spot: PS Café
The Buzz: This is one of the few places in Singapore where you can dine overlooking lush greenery; Ann Siang Hill Park in this case. If you have tried the other PS Café outlets, visit this one for a quiet afternoon lunch (this outlet admits adults and teenagers only). It’s a great location for an intimate dinner party too, or even for a first date.
The Location: 45 Ann Siang Road
The Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 12am; Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays from 9.30am to 12am (bars and desserts open till 2am)
pscafe.sg | 6222 3143
The Spot: The Little Dröm Store (Closed)
The Buzz: This store is filled with countless knick-knacks and unique home décor items such as quirky cameras and books published by The Little Dröm Store. Explore every nook and cranny for pleasant surprises – there are many
The Location: 7 Ann Siang Hill
The Opening Hours: 12pm to 7pm
thelittledromstore.com | 6225 5541
The Spot: Kki Café (Closed)
The Buzz: After browsing at The Little Dröm Store, treat yourself to a dessert at Kki Café, located in the same premises. This pastry café specialises in gourmet Japanese cakes, which are a big hit for sweet tooths.
The Location: 7 Ann Siang Hill
The Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 7pm; Sunday 1pm to 7pm; closed on Monday
kki-sweets.com | 6225 6650
The Spot: Screening Room
The Buzz: Dinner and a movie at the same time? Sounds good. The Screening Room is probably the only place in Singapore that will bring you on a gastronomic and cinematic journey at the same time. Screenings (only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) are held in a funky screening room with a private bar. Catch The Rum Diary on 2 November at 9.15pm, featuring Johnny Depp as a journalist who travels to Puerto Rico when frustrated with the noisy hectic life of New York. Enjoy a three-course dinner while watching the movie. $68 per person.
The Location: 12 Ann Siang Road
The Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 1pm; closed on Sunday
screeningroom.com.sg | 6221 1694
The Spot: Fiore Dorato
The Buzz: For exclusive and unique floral arrangements, check out this store. They have beautiful floral designs that are suitable for a grand wedding or special event.
The Location: 48 Club Street
The Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm; closed on Sunday
fioredorato.com.sg | 6538 722
The Spot: Wild Child
The Buzz: Wild Child is a one-stop shop for all your nursery shopping. From luxury baby cots to bedding and strollers, mums can find a selection of unique and exquisite pieces by US and European designers.
The Location: 94 Club Street
The Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
wildchild.com.sg | 6227 3163
Got friends visiting Singapore soon? Check out this boutique hotel.
The Spot: Club Hotel
The Buzz: The Club Hotel is a 22-room luxury boutique hotel housed in a stately 1900s heritage building. The hotel offers the modern, discerning traveller an alternative accommodation option from the typical hotel chain. Its Signature Rooms each sport a bold design feature, from fitted ceiling-to-floor wraparound curtains for complete privacy, to a bed framed by a pair of grand pillars adorned with traditional Chinese carvings. Sound-proofed walls and windows guarantee an undisturbed and restful stay, while the luxurious rainforest shower ensures a thoroughly comfortable experience.
The Location: 28 Ann Siang Road
Rates from $235.
theclub.com.sg | 6808 2188