This used to be Singapore's matching of a hillbilly hangout, in the colonial period. The area was raging with wildlife, and called out to elude hunters, fishermen, and also individuals who didn't pale when they saw a leech. Today it draws in the opposite. Jalan Besar is a hipster enclave right in the Central Downtown (CBD).
Both most renowned hipster hangouts right here are Chye Seng Huat Hardware– which sells no hardware and is a coffee shop– and also Scissors Cut Curry Rice. The trick of Scissors Cut Curry Rice is allegedly that they have actually made use of the exact same scissors for 50 years, which I don't believe is a marketing trick that captivates them to wellness inspectors.
Jalan Besar has a lot of old equipment stores and auto mechanics' dens. This location has gunk. You can act the 21-year-old hipster who behaves like a crotchety 65-year-old car auto mechanic. Use grease stained overalls as well as thick glasses, whine about how commercialised Old Chang Kee is, as well as consume curry puffs prepared in hygienic problems more dubious than a public toilet.
When you're done, see the various specialty crafts and also apparel shops that populate the area.
Residential rates in this area get to around $1,098 psf, on the uncommon event that you can locate any type of. Few people would certainly give up a home within the CBD. If you fancy a new condo living here, check out www.starsof-kovan.com