Some main locations worth checking out along the purple line are Punggol, Little India, and Nex. Along this North-East MRT Map route, you can expect to find leisure and entertainment, art and culture, as well as ourdoor activities.
A bus away from Kovan MRT, Kovan 209 Market and Food Centre bustles with energy and life in the early mornings. Here you can expect to see many elderly purchasing their weekly stock of fresh meats before heading off for a breakfast fix at the adjoining food centre.
For those who are missing Thailand’s artbox concept – fret not; Punggol Container Park has successfully replicated its chill bistro vibes. With al fresco dining options by Punggol Waterway Park, you can park yourself here all night till 1am (2am on Friday and Saturday) and enjoy a good dinner over drinks.
Tekka Centre is not just home to Little India’s prominent food centre, it also comprises of a wet market (Tekka Pasar) and sundry stalls. Here, you can expect to find a variety of Asian delights ranging from Indian food, Thai cuisine, local dishes, and also some comfort Western.
Leisure and Entertainment
In the midst of the bustling Central Business District area is the bustling riverside quay of Singapore. Conserved as a historical landmark, Clarke Quay used to be the fishing port of our little red dot. Today, it has become a popular hotspot for all-night shooters, party-goers and TGIF celebrations. Definitely a must-go for those who want to let your hair down.
As the largest shopping mall in Singapore, VivoCity has a total of 340 stores – ranging from fashion, electronics, eateries, TimeZone, Golden Village and also a recently revamped FairPrice Xtra which features dine-in options.
Beach-goers can also take the tram from the top floor of Vivo to Sentosa.
Breath-taking sea views, chill vibes and al fresco dining. Keppel Bay is located on the Southern islands of Singapore (read: atas – very atas). If you’re looking for a boujee but casual place to dine at, you can consider the few restaurants here – Prive, Bayswater Kitchen, Ristorante Palermo, and more.
As the first eco-mall in Singapore, City Square is a family-friendly destination which caters complimentary use of baby strollers, kiddy carts and wheelchairs. There is also a netted playground in the midst of its building,
Some offerings of City Square include Daiso, FairPrice, Don Don Donki, Decathlon, Fitness First, and Golden Village.
Punggol is the ultimate hot spot of the purple line. Featuring a massive mall with 4 different wings, Waterway Point is the mall for every resident staying within metre radius of the purple line. With 4 wings to its building, you can expect to find endless options of food, shopping and lifestyle shops here.
For a truly Singaporean recreational hobby, especially for late nights, Hai Bin prawning is open 24 hours, with an hourly rate of $20 and $36 for a 3-hour session. Once you are done catching your prawns, feel free to unleash your Masterchef and put your catch on the grill that is provided within their premises.
The only shopping centre in Singapore that opens 24 hours, Mustafa carries probably any and every item imaginable. Whether you are looking for electronics, gold and jewellery, homeware, souvenirs, perfumes, snacks, fitness wear, clothes, or stationery, this is the one place that you will be able to find everything at once.
Art and Culture
On the streets of Little India, you will be welcomed by the vibrant culture and bustling energy this district has to offer. Keep your eyes peeled for fresh flower garlands, small quaint marts, and sari shops.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore, built in 1881 as a dedication to the Hindu independent goddess, Kali. What stands out about this temple is its colourful statues of deities and intricate architecture.
Punggol Waterway Park is the first man-made waterway in Singapore, with a total distance of 4.2km. Here, residents can not only cycle, inline skate and jog by the waterfront, the lush greenery also provides for a good scenic spot to photograph some captivating views.
Also known as Pulau Serangoon, Coney Island recently opened in 2015. Since then, it has been a popular spot for cyclists and bird enthusiasts who enjoy the serenity of nature. The island has a large variety of flora and fauna, with 80 species of birds and plants which are critically endangered in Singapore.