Things to do in Balestier

This well-connected area in Singapore is one of the most popular destinations for business travel, due to its proximity to Changi Airport and excellent public transport connections to the city’s Downtown. With a pleasant range of local cafés, shops and green spaces, Balestier is one of the best places in Singapore for an authentic extended stay.

Often overlooked by the traditional Singapore area guide, Balestier is a truly authentic Singapore neighbourhood with plenty of ways to get to know the local way of life. Additionally, with recent developments, there are many new and exciting places to visit in Balestier – one of Singapore’s most interesting up-and-coming neighbourhoods.

Balestier markets are steeped in culinary history, and it is known for the origination of the traditional ‘chicken rice’ dish. With hawkers serving the dish since the early 1950s, you can guarantee that any chicken rice you purchase will be of exceptional quality in Balestier.

Historically one of the city’s main entertainment districts, Balestier is filled with historic venues with authentic architecture and décor. The Hoover Theatre was one of these entertainment destinations, and now serves as a film venue for Indian movies.

Culinary treasures, authentic architecture and beautiful green spaces make this neighbourhood what it is, and it is all of this and more that makes it a popular destination for travellers. Although the pace of life is slower in Balestier, it is effortless to connect to the rest of the city – so Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and other Singapore hotspots are only minutes away.