Quaint Seletar & Chong Pang – Eclectic Mix of History, Nature & Lifestyle
$120.00 – $550.00
The charming district of Seletar has been spared the frenetic pace of Singapore’s transformation into a modern global city. Conserved old black and white houses in Seletar that were once homes of personnel of the British RAF stand as reminders of the nation’s colonial past. Get up close to the runway and parked planes of Seletar Airport by strolling along a boardwalk that is right next to the airport runway (the new airport serves commercial and chartered business flights in addition to private jets). Given its history and its location, it is no wonder that Seletar is currently home to a vibrant aerospace and aviation-related industry. There is of course more to Seletar. The Hampstead Wetlands Park, the size of 4-5 football fields and looking like a lush garden with a pond decorated with lily pads, is a haven for birds and other wildlife that inhabit freshwater ecosystems; hence, its reputation as a go-to place for photography buffs. The popular Rower’s Bay Park at Lower Seletar Reservoir – so named for its popularity with kayaking and dragon-boating enthusiasts – affords a scenic view of the reservoir. The Seletar Fishing Village – Singapore’s last fishing village – is a rustic village with several kampong-like huts along the shore of the reservoir with wooden boardwalks extending out into the waters. Whilst most of the fishermen do not actually reside there, the village serves them well as not only a place of work and storage but also a place of commerce where they sell their daily catch to locals attracted by the freshness of the seafood. For a sense of Seletar’s F&B scene, there is Canteen 398, probably the oldest surviving canteen in Singapore; Soek Seng 1954, a popular “bicycle cafe”; and, the cluster of refurbished colonial bungalows at The Oval that have been transformed into highly impressive F&B and lifestyle establishments. The tour ends with a visit to Chong Pang City, the first neighbourhood centre of Yishun New Town and named after Chong Pang Village, a quaint village that once existed in the vicinity. Chong Pang City, characterised by 2 Chinese gateways at its western and eastern ends, offers – even for locals – a great experience of the vibrancy of a suburban neighbourhood that has been around for almost 40 years and which continues to attract foodies and shoppers.
This tour starts at Sengkang MRT Station and ends at Chong Pang City.
This tour is available Tue-Sat.
Live catch of the day from Seletar Fishing Village (to bring home)
Any food & beverages
Any personal expenses
9am – 12pm
Tour Meeting Point:
Sengkang MRT Station
Minimum 2 persons
S$120 per person – Group tour
S$550 per group – Private tour (maximum 5 persons per group)