Guide to Seletar

We round up where to eat, hang out and what to do while you're in Seletar

Head to this ulu neighbourhood and check out the revamped Seletar Aerospace Park. There, spend the day chilling to live music or do some plane-spotting. Find out what else is available in this sleepy 'hood with our guide. 

Restaurants and cafés

The Summerhouse
Restaurants

The Summerhouse

Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) might not be top-of-mind when considering dining options in Singapore but that’s about to change. Part of The Oval @ SAP, The Summerhouse joins three other food and beverage tenants – Youngs Bar and Restaurant, Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant and Wheeler's Estate – to breathe new life into the (previously) deserted former Seletar Airbase.  The 45,000-sqft grounds is home to Poppy Flora Studio; Nomad the Gallant, an on-site coffee roasting facility; Wildseed, a casual café and bar; and the Summerhouse Dining Room, the main restaurant perched on the second floor of the conserved colonial bungalow. It’s one of those places where you’ll find no problem lounging at for the entire day – book in one hand, coffee (or cocktail) in the other. It’s also where chef Florian Ridder dishes out his ‘farms’-to-table creations, serving food carefully and personally sourced from Singaporean and Malaysian producers, garnished with herbs freshly plucked from the garden within the premises. Having cooked at three-Michelin-starred La Belle Epoque in Germany and more recently at one-Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador in Singapore, Ridder believes in exceptional yet approachable cuisine. It’s a breath of fresh air (quite literally) to see Ridder focus on sustainable regional produce, elevating the local farmer through his plates – even if he’s still getting some ingredients from Europe. Here, pick from either two collective farming menus ($90/six courses, $128/ten courses)

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Youngs Bar and Restaurant
Restaurants

Youngs Bar and Restaurant

It’s easy to pretend you’re on a European holiday at Youngs Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant exudes Old World charm in both its interiors and menu. Opt for the mussel pots that come in white wine, tomato and blue cheese bases – or go for the flank steak for something heartier.

Users say
2 out of 5 stars
Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant
Restaurants

Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant

Expect nothing less than authentic dishes at Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant. On the menu are classics such as braised duck, steamed pomfret and seafood yam rings.

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè
Restaurants

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè

Hop on your two-wheeler and cycle to  Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè, on whose walls hang bicycles and cycling paraphernalia. Watch the planes take off from the nearby Seletar Airport while you tuck into a mix of Western, Japanese and local dishes. 

Elsewhere in Seletar

The Oval at Seletar Aerospace Park
Things to do

The Oval at Seletar Aerospace Park

Explore the 32 black and white bungalows that dot The Oval at Seletar Aerospace Park. Built for the British Royal Air Force, the houses, ensconced in nature, offer a glimpse of our colonial past.

Seletar Water Sports Centre
Sport and fitness

Seletar Water Sports Centre

Get wet 'n' wild and your sea legs on at the Seletar Water Sports Centre, which grants you access to the relatively calm waters of Lower Seletar Reservoir for sailing or kayaking. 

Sengkang Riverside Park
Things to do

Sengkang Riverside Park

Hike the trails or fly kites at Sengkang Riverside Park, which is known for its constructed wetlands. You’ll be able to walk to the edges of pools and mangroves to observe the aquatic wildlife. 

The Animal Resort
Things to do

The Animal Resort

The Animal Resort is essentially a smaller, more rustic version of the Singapore Zoo. The difference, however, is that you get to feed all the animals here – and there are a lot of them. The Animal Resort is home to horses, poultry, goldfish, rabbits, guinea pigs and exotic birds like cassowaries (large, flightless birds that bear a passing resemblance to emus). You can’t rock up with stale bread to feed the critters, though. Feed has to be purchased at the rest stop before you go wild around the enclosures. And if you’ve got a birthday bash to plan, consider treating the kids to an encounter with nature at The Animal Resort. 

The Seletar Mall
Shopping

The Seletar Mall

Cool off at The Seletar Mall, it's the closest shopping centre to Seletar Aerospace Park. There are numerous eateries including Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Sensai Yakitori and Pizza Hut. You can also stock up on groceries at the 24-hour Fairprice Finest, or watch a movie at Shaw Theatres.

Erabelle
Health and beauty

Erabelle

Hands up if you fear unshapely eyebrows. Put to rest those jitters by heading to Erabelle – its relaxing Japanese-inspired decor, and cred with the local influencer crowd will soothe even the antsiest of us. Head to any one of its four themed outlets (Seletar Mall, Eastpoint Mall, Orchard Visioncrest and VivoCity) where beauty addicts can knock themselves out with the huge variety of facials, as well as eyeliner and lip colour embroidery. But where Erabelle really shines is in its brow services.  No harsh Crayon Shin-chan arches or weird blue-green brows here. Mineral and organic pigments are layered on your brows and a special in-house shading technique is used for a soft, natural look. And whether you’re looking for a simple design ($50/20mins), full-fledged embroidery or even a special sesh for the guys (Erabrow Men’s Trim, $80/20mins), the artists are all trained for at least a year to analyse your features and design a complementing eyebrow shape. Bonus points: if you’ve had a bad brow experience, the Erabrowlogy Redesign treatment ($1,690.60 for five sessions) is a lifesaver. It rectifies previous brow colour and shape, all without laser removal. 

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