While Tanjong Pagar is often viewed as somewhere in the CBD that only business folk frequent, you will be surprised to find there are many shops, eateries, and points of interest worth exploring in this area. So take a stroll with Little Steps and discover this multicultural area!
If you are looking for a personalized gift then That Corner Shop is the place to go! They specialize in engraving and embroidering on a wide range of items. Think: clothes, toys, towels, kitchenware, stationery, travel accessories, mobile phone accessories, bags, and more! A perfect gift for a birthday or way to commemorate a special occasion. And don’t worry if you don't have time to pop down to the store, gifts can also be purchased online.
That Corner Shop, 10 Anson Road, #02-02, International Plaza, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 079903, +65 9271 5622, www.thatcornershop.com
If you are looking for a fabulous view of the Singapore skyline, then head up to the 50th floor of The Pinnacle @ Duxton. While it is a public housing project, members of the public, (in addition to the residents) are allowed to enjoy the spectacular views and sky garden on the 50th floor. Only 200 members of the public can access the sky bridge per day, and there is a small entry fee of $6SGD which must be paid using your EZ-Link card - which we think is a total bargain!
The Pinnacle @ Duxton, 1G Cantonment Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 085301, +65 8683 7760, www.pinnacleduxton.com.sg/Public.html
Have you ever wanted to create your own signature scent? Well, now you can at Maison 21G! Maison 21G hails from Paris and is renowned for its luxurious tailor-made perfumes. There are a number of workshops you can join to learn the difference between top, middle and base notes and create your own perfume. And guess what? They even hold classes where you can create your own hand sanitizer!
Mason 21G, 77 Duxton Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089536, +65 6226 2677, www.maison21g.com
Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, is a concept shop that merges the love of books and reading with the love of coffee! What’s great about this place is that the books are either all about Singapore, written by Singapore authors or are published by Singapore publishers. With over 400 books for both adults and kids, you will be sure to find a book to curl up with while enjoying Huggs delicious coffee and snacks.
Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, 45 Maxwell Road, #01-01 The URA Centre, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 069118, +65 6292 4456, www.shop.epigrambooks.sg
Seng Wong Beo Temple, is a small Buddist Temple and is a good one to visit, as it is not as popular as some of the other bigger temples. The temple is dedicated to the Chinese City God, whose purpose is to keep the people of Singapore safe. What is unique and interesting about this temple is that it is the only place in Singapore where ghost marriages can be performed (a marriage arranged by parents of two deceased children so they can be married in the afterlife).
Seng Wong Beo Temple,113 Peck Seah Street, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 079332, +65 6221 9930
If you are looking for quality kidswear, then check out Le Petit Society. Suited for babies through to toddlers, Le Petit Society has outfits for all occasions. Think onesies, princess dresses, t-shirts, and even a cute mama and mini range, so you and your little one can dress the same. Along with clothes, you can find some plush toys, coloring books and activity sets to keep the kids entertained.
Le Petit Society, 6A Shenton Way, #01-06 Downtown Gallery, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 068815, +65 6224 6288, www.lepetitsociety.com
Sugar and spice and all things nice is what Cake Spade is all about! Think delicious cakes, warmly baked desserts, mouth-watering brownies, crumbles, tarts, and cupcakes, this is the place to come if you are after a sinful treat. You can either pick up your treats in-store or if you can’t get there, home delivery is available.
Cake Spade, 83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 088504, +65 6444 3868, www.cakespade.com
Are you sick of the kids having all the fun? Then head to NINETEEN80 which is the ultimate playground for adults. Play old school video games like Pacman, Street Fighter and Space Invaders, while the DJ plays some classic tunes in the background. Then sit back, relax and enjoy a few cocktails or partake in some dancing. NINETEEN80 is a great kid-free date night option!
NINETEEN80, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-05, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, 088444, +65 9183 6073, www.nineteen80.sg
Do you enjoy Chinese tea, but don’t really know much about it? Problem solved - visit Yixing Xuan Teahouse where you can learn how to prepare tea in the traditional way, understand how it can benefit your health, and gain some insight into Chinese culture. You can also pick up some premium teas and all the equipment you need to prepare it at home so the whole family can enjoy it!
Yixing Xuan Teahouse, 78 Tanjong Pagar Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 088499, +65 6224 6961, www.yixingxuan-teahouse.com
If you love Japanese ramen, then head to Ippudo and slurp down a bowl. Open for lunch and dinner, you can find an extensive range of ramen and other Japanese specialties. Along with the ramen, try their signature pork bun and finish off your meal with a yuzu or matcha dessert and some sake. And don’t worry, Ippudo also has the kids sorted with their specially designed Kids Delight ramen meal!
Ippudo, 5 Wallich Street, #01-15 Guoco Tower, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 078883, +65 6584 0087, www.ippudo.com.sg
Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the middle of the CBD. The urban park spans over 150,000 square feet and has rooftop gardens, lawns and sheltered spaces for you and the kids to enjoy. With a variety of restaurants located near the urban park, why not grab some takeaway and enjoy a picnic?
Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park, 1 Wallich Street, #31-01 Guoco Tower, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 078881, +65 6386 8322, www.guocotower.com/park
Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar, has all of the usual group fitness, weights, and fitness machines, for you to have a great workout. But what makes this gym stand out, is the altitude studio which allows you to train as if you were at 3000m. And after your intense training session, you can relax in one of the sleep pods or the Himalayan salt room.
Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar, 7 Wallich Street, #06-01 Guoco Tower, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 078881, +65 6908 8920, www.virginactive.com.sg