Explore · 28 Jun 2022

Balestier: a guide by Gojek

Balestier is more than just a ‘light strip’, with numerous lighting shops dotting its streets. Explore Gojek’s glowing list of recommendations, for the next time you’re in the area! 


Image from: Tandoori Corner


Eat: Tandoori Corner

Where: 400 Balestier Road

Eat your fill of North Indian cuisine at Tandoori Corner. Enjoy generous portions of palak paneer, aloo gobi, and tandoori meats in this alfresco diner.


Image from: Roots SG


See: Heritage shophouses

Where: 292–312 Balestier Road

Take a little jaunt around Balestier to see the iconic Sim Kwong Ho shophouses. Spot peacocks, bats, and mythical creatures embellished on their exterior walls.


Bonus: Peep Balestier Point just across the road. The cubic building is a must-see for architecture enthusiasts!


Image from: Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory


Shop: Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory

Where: 328 Balestier Road

Get your coffee fix at Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory. Established in 1959, this traditional Singaporean-style coffee roaster specializes in local kopi and gourmet blends. Caffeine heads have to try both Legacy and Speciality blends. Can’t decide? Speak to the friendly Mr Tans who run the family business – they’ll be happy to walk you through their beans.


Image from: Whampoa Colour Centre's Facebook


Do: Whampoa Colour Centre

Where: 272 Balestier Road

This film processing shop has been around since 1983 – and has recently started offering photo editing and laser printing services too.  Long live #35mm.


Image from: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall


Explore: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 

Where: 12 Tai Gin Road

This villa-turned-museum documents Dr Sun’s revolutionary moves in Southeast Asia, as well as Singapore’s involvement in the 1911 revolution. Free tours are offered daily, so you know where to go for a history fix!



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