Dec 18, 2012

Old Hoods, New Stockists

look/old (看/舊)

Our island's city centre contains a few pleasant neighbourhoods that warrant an afternoon wander.

Just off the main Chinatown thoroughfare are the shophouse streets of Keong Saik and Bukit Pasoh. The former was one of Singapore's early red light districts and perhaps you will still spot some lit signs amidst the new boutique hotels, fancy eateries, historic clan buildings and coffee shops. Look out for  Singapore's second oldest public swimming pool (now disused) - the Yan Kit Swimming Pool. At Bukit Pasoh is also the Ee Hoe Hean Club (aka the "Millionaire's Club"), the birthplace of the Chinese Singaporeans' support for the anti-Japanese movement during World War 2, and founded by famous folks like Gan Eng Seng, Lim Boon Keng, Tan Kah Kee. 

If you are in the hood, drop by The Space Program at The New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh - Neighbourgoods' new stockist for Good Sweat #2-6.  A beautifully designed ground level space by the Foreign Policy Design Group in a restored row of heritage buildings.

p/s Our stockist SUPERMAMA has also launched a new space at the ground floor of 8Q Singapore Art Museum (8 Queen Street). The neighbourhood that is Waterloo, Queen and Albert Streets deserve more than an afternoon - visit the museum and the Sculpture Square, shop at SUPERMAMA (of course), and enjoy the architecture and activity at the many churches and temples.