If Clarke Quay is the only place you have heard of in Singapore, then Ann Siang and Club Street is another partygoers’ zone you must go to. The place is full of fun, and possesses an electrifying charm of its own, especially after dark. One of the must nightlife destination amongst visitors.
This neighbourhood is laden with lines of shops in the streets, taking you to a juncture where its rich history meets the contemporary shopping and culinary choices.
This buzzing area is situated in Chinatown — the second-most frequented attraction of Singapore. What once used to be a Chinese migrants’ settlement is now a bustling area where you will find the perfect blend of the country’s old and modern-day experiences.
You can walk down the pioneer’s trail in Ann Siang Hill to get an experience of the colourful shops, heritage landmarks namely the old well and as Al-Abrar Mosque, of the mid-1850s.
Another noteworthy location is the Musical Box Museum on the Telok Ayer Street, which comprises over forty historic musical boxes. Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan on Telok Ayer Street, is another landmark that was erected the immigrants as a mark of their cultural collection.
Major attraction of the Ann Siang and Club Street area is its vibrancy and the buzzing nightlife. Yen Yakiniku, for the meat lovers who can relish farm fresh Japanese wagyu or American/Australian steaks. Ones who wish to stick to the traditional taste of local favours can visit the The Coconut Club to try the coconut rice (nasi lemak) and grilled fish cake) otak-otak.
Situated on the Gemmill Lane is the Club Street Social with a bistro-bar ambience and offers American Asian food lovers seeking a unique spin in the variety can step in to :pluck. Oxwell & Co is another attraction that offers a classic Brit bar experience with a rooftop view overseeing Chinatown.
There is something for the shopaholics too at place like Lorna Jane for the fitness lovers before that move to Level Gym or SLAP Dance Studio (these offer trial sessions) to tune up on some cardio.
Truefitt & Hill is a traditional barber shop for male grooming. Q Menswear on Telok Ayer Street is for those fashionistas who have a premium taste for style.
Aster by Kyra would be good halt for some traditional purchase of Chinese and Malay culture floor and wall tiles, which could go as some unconventional souvenirs.
As busy as the area sounds there are places such as 5footway.inn at Ann Siang, for the budget travellers who could just lie back and relax after a hectic day of shopping and partying. There are many boutique areas for a pleasant stay within the area. There is another place that offers a rooftop restaurant and an outdoor top to relax yourself - The Scarlet Singapore.
The Club, is a happening food & beverage hotel, that houses rooms stuffed with eclectic interiors. IN addition, there is a rooftop bar Tiger’s Milk, fine dining restaurant The Disgruntled Chef, and a laidback café & bar - Mr & Mrs Maxwell.
Location: Chinatown, Singapore
Known for: Best bars and restaurants. It’s the most famous street to eat, drink and shop.
How to reach: Taxis are advisable to reach Ann Siang and Club Street as its 20 kilometres away.
Cost: As per the prices listed at the places you visit in this area
Operating hours: Variable according to establishments
Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Take care of your belongings as its one of the busiest and crowded streets.