Filled with an amalgam of trendy cafes and under-the-radar clothing boutiques, Bugis is a favourite of locals and tourists alike for a day of pure fun and food in the sun.
However, Bugis is more than just a food and shopping heaven. There are plenty of historical and religious sites to explore and a multitude of interesting cultural activities that you can get up to. Why fill up your day with mindless shopping when you could immerse and educate yourself about Singapore’s rich heritage instead?
Here are 13 Interesting Things You Must See & Do In Bugis, one of the most exciting hipster areas in Singapore. It is time to make plans with your partner or friends to visit Bugis this weekend and make sure that you bring along your camera too!
Located at 4 Haji Lane, Panko is a new Japanese Kushikatsu restaurant by the Unlisted Collection who is behind other popular dining establishments including Burnt Ends, Cheek by Jowl, Salted & Hung and The Market Grill.
Panko officially opened to the public on 07 July 2017 and it bills itself as “Singapore’s sleekest Japanese kushikatsu restaurant”. Which in all honestly, is not difficult as few restaurants in Singapore serve kushikatsu.
Located at Bussorah Street, Lickety Ice Cream & Waffles—a new halal-owned dessert cafe by the team behind Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro and Konditori Artisan Bakery—offers a pleasant array of ice cream and egglet waffles that will thrill the foodie in you.
Before we stepped into Lickety Ice Cream & Waffles, we were greeted by the ever so aesthetically pleasing Tiffany Blue that layered the exterior of this ice cream paradise. Decorated with pastel-coloured furniture and adorable ornaments, every corner of this cafe made for an Instagram-worthy shot.
Fans of tempura rice bowls should check out Kogane Yama—the newest tendon restaurant in Singapore.
Started by the folks behind Chir Chir, Kogane Yama at Bugis Junction officially opens its doors to the public on 04 June 2017. This tempura speciality restaurant offers customisable tendon—choose your tendon toppings, base and the spiciness level.
Don Meijin is a new donburi eatery at Ramen Champion Bugis+ that has been making waves on social media. You can find quite a range of donburi including Jumbo Chicken Katsu Don (S$13.80), Unagi Don (S$18.80), as well as the signature Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon (S$14.80)—a unique combination of chilli crab sauce over crispy tempura.
The beloved local brand, EwF, for casual burgers and fries is back at its space in Bugis Junction, this time with new burgers and fries!
EwF is known widely for their tasty yet affordable burgers, with prices as low as S$7.90. To complete a meal, you only have to top-up an additional S$2 for a serving of fries and a drink of choice. It is little wonder they’ve enjoyed popularity for as long as they have been around!
Now, EwF is back with new fries and burger options that are better than ever; think Shrimp Salsa Burger and Mexicana Fries. The other good news is the revamped EwF menu does not have any pork and lard!
From now till 31 September 2016, quote ‘Ladyironchef’ to receive a complimentary meal upsize when you order any burger or fries set at EwF Bugis Junction. In addition, there will be cone fries going for only S$1 every alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the month of September!
Source: Parco Art
Pokémon Cafe is opening in Singapore this May 2016!
PARCO has recently announced that a pop-up Pokémon cafe will happen at Bugis Junction from 27 May 2016 to 31 July 2016. We can already predict a throng of hardcore fans queuing up, so mark down the dates in your calendar now to avoid disappointment!
Haji Lane is undoubtedly one of the most frequented hotspots by youths these days. It is no surprise, with the rustic charm it exudes and hipster-looking shops donning the whole district. Saunter down the stretch of road located next to Kampong Glam, and you will be greeted by a series of shops started out by designers and cafe entrepreneurs. Though small, you will be able to discover countless of hidden gems.
Not only does the area make a good heritage trail, it is also crowned as a cafe hopper’s haven, with cafes of different themes and concepts, all awaiting your discovery. We are sure that out of so many choices, there will be one or more that ticks the boxes of your ideals of a cafe.
Here is a Guide to Haji Lane – there are cafes, bars and restaurants you would want to check out when you are in the area!