Yishun is a residential town located in the North-Eastern region of Singapore. The place was formerly known as Nee Soon, named after a prominent businessman in the colonial era who made his fortune establishing rubber and pineapple plantations in the area. Since the 1970s, the town has been redeveloped into a municipality with modern amenities and infrastructure. In recent months, local press reported that Yishun developed a reputation for bad news. Little Steps set out on a mission to debunk the negative publicity to uncover the hidden gems of Yishun! Read on to discover more! Here come all the fun things to do in Yishun – North Singapore!
Take a leisurely strolls amidst cascading raintrees or kayak in turquoise waters, there’s something for everyone at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park. The park features a Family Bay with a huge water play area and bioswale rain garden which are perfect for little ones! The gentle slopes, wading streams and fountains are designed for young children. Be sure to pack the right attire for water play! The space is opened daily between 9am to 9pm. Toilet facilities are available on site.
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Yishun Avenue 1, Singapore 769139, Website. Opens 24 hours daily.
ORTO is Singapore’s first multi-recreational park that is open 24 hours daily! The sprawling premise houses Katapult – An indoor trampoline park, Diggersite – A pseudo-construction playsite for children, a drift karting arena, fishing and prawning facilities, as well as numerous dining options! It is a perfect place for the family to enjoy fun recreational activities and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life!
Situated on the site of an old rubber plantation, Yishun park has an interesting variety of fruit trees and hilly terrain which is great for a short hike with the family! Little ones will adore the outdoor playground with rope obstacles and spacious sandpits. There is a fenced-dog run area within the park, suitable for small to medium sized dogs. SAFRA clubhouse is just around the corner too!
Yishun Park, Yishun Central, Yishun Avenue 11, Singapore 769027, Website. Opens 24 hours daily.
Located at the fringe of Yishun and Sembawang, Hao-Chi Durian opened its second branch this year, offering Durian buffet within an air-conditioned premise! Durian lovers could savor a variety of durians such as the infamous Mao San Wang, D24, Black Pearl, Golden Phoenix and many others. You could call for delivery or arrange for a drive-through pick up as well!
Hao Chi Durian, 439 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758400, +65 9699 6106, Facebook Page. Opens daily 4pm – 12am.
This restaurant has a strong fan base. You can expect snaking queues even before the opening hours! All items on the menu are affordably priced and the food is sumptuous. Signature items include pineapple fried rice, Thai-styled fish and Oatmeal prawns.
Bei Sheng Taste of Thailand, 701A Yishun Avenue 5, #01-01, Singapore 761701, Facebook Page. Opens daily 11:30am – 2pm, 5:30pm – 10pm.
Award-winning Chong Pang Nasi Lemak is an iconic eatery in Yishun that established in 1973. The store prides itself for the quality and fresh ingredients used for its dishes. It's hard to resist the aroma of fragrant pandan coconut rice with a wide array of sides to choose from! Customize your Nasi Lemak just the way you like it! Seats are limited. Most customers do takeaways.
The art of traditional cakes and pastry is a sight to behold! Learn about Chinese cultures, festivals and tradition from the friendly staff and bakers. Favorites include artisanal bridal cakes, auspicious cakes and traditional handmade candied bars and snacks.
Seoul Kitchen is a cozy dining spot, akin to dining at a friend's home. The fuss free setting is perfect for families with little ones! Like many Korean restaurants, banchan (side dishes) is complimentary and free flow! The menu consist of traditional Korean staples such as stews, bibimbap, pancakes, Korean barbeque sets and many more!
Seoul Kitchen Korean Restaurant, 435 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758398, +65 6483 0181, Facebook Page. Opens daily 11am – 10:30am.
This ice cream café is a great hangout place for the family. The fluffy waffles are perfect when paired with the delectable selection of ice cream. Try the signature flavors such as Earl Grey Lavender, Raspberry Lychee Rose and Thai Milk Tea!
Holy Cow Creamery, 292 Yishun Street 22, #01-291, Singapore 760292, Facebook Page. Opens daily 11:30am – 11pm.
Beat the heat with refreshing desserts from Lit Lit Xin. There are more than 30 varieties to choose from! Be it the sweet ice kachang, zesty soursop, hot bean soup or the rich coconuty chendol. There's something for every palate!
Lit Lit Sin Dessert, 928 Yishun Central 1, #01-157, Singapore 760928. Opens Wednesdays – Mondays 10am – 7:30pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Try freshly made churros from Walaku! Every order is prepared on the spot. Dip the hot churros in salted caramel or chocolate sauce for a burst of flavor. The onde-onde traditional Indonesian pancakes (Martabak) are delicious too!
Walaku, 101 Yishun Avenue 5, Singapore 761101, +65 9781 7844, Facebook Page. Opens Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00am – 10:30pm, Closed on Mondays.
Managed and owned by Timbre Group – a successful music lifestyle company, Yishun Park Hawker Centre is modern and family friendly! Baby seats and customized low tables for children are available on site! Little ones could keep themselves occupied with hop-scotch, pin ball machines or free activities organized by community groups. Check out the website for more details on the events and activities. The food options are interesting. Savor the Hakka Tofu bowls, seafood white bee hoon, beetroot ban mian, baked prata and murtabak, $3.50 Japanese ramen and many more!
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