From authentic Singaporean cuisine to historical places to marvel at, here are five interesting things to do in Commonwealth.
1. Dine at Commonwealth Crescent Market and Food Centre
The Singaporean food centre has a variety of stalls that offer some truly authentic dishes. You can enjoy Hong Kong-style porridge, chicken rice, and noodles as well as dessert or coffee at reasonable prices here!
There is also an egg seller with fresh eggs from local farms available for purchase too. It’s one of Singapore’s oldest food centres so you’re sure to find treasures in this place!
Location: 31 Commonwealth Cres, Singapore 149644
Opening Hours: Daily 7AM–5:30PM
2. Try the Milky Way Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee
Signature Noodles are the perfect bowl of noodles! It’s so good and flavourful you’ll find yourself finishing everything on your plate with ease (and then some).
There were many ingredients used in making these soup-based dishes which made them all taste fresh instead of generic tasting like most places do nowadays; additionally at $6 per serving it won’t break your budget either.
Location: Blk 48 Tanglin Halt Rd, #01-333, Singapore 142048
Opening Hours: 10AM–9PM, Closed on Sundays and Mondays
3. Check Out MOE Heritage Centre
When the students were moved to a new school two streets up, previously New Town Primary School became a MOE Heritage Centre and now secretly a museum. People are welcomed on Fridays to enter with their own nostalgia for Singapore’s past.
Don’t forget to check out old textbooks from years ago, as well as desks that have seen many smiling faces over the course of time.
Location: 402 Commonwealth Dr, Singapore 149599
4. Explore Tanglin Halt Market
Tanglin Halt Market is the mini version of the Tanglin Halt Food Centre. Although it’s smaller, it is packed with many popular stalls, such as Jiu Ye for the best Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun, Mai Jia Fried Bee Hoon, Weiyi Laksa & Prawn Noodle, Cheng Mei Shi Lor Mee, and Tanglin Halt Original Pancake!
Location: 48A Tanglin Halt Rd, Singapore 148813
Opening Hours: 6AM–9:30PM
5. Get a Haircut at Sin Palace Hairdressing Saloon
Situated in the heart of Commonwealth Crescent since 1965, this old-school hairstyle salon is managed by the second-generation brother-sister duo. Though it looks classic, the interior has been upgraded with an airconditioner to offer a more comfortable experience.
If you want to try the traditional ear cleaning experience, this is exactly the place to go, as this might be, if not the only, among the few saloons in Singapore that offer it.
Location: 117 Commonwealth Cres, 01-731, Singapore 140117
Opening Hours: 9:30AM–6:30PM
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