Planning a fun day out for the entire family can be challenging with everyone interested in different activities. Some may prefer to watch a movie, while the more active bunch may prefer activities like bowling or ice skating. The good news is that Leisure Park Kallang (home to Kallang Bowl, Kallang Ice World and Filmgarde Cineplexes) offers something for everyone. After a fun-filled day, families can continue to indulge in activities together like enjoying a hearty feast at one of the many dining establishments or picking up some groceries at the supermarket.
Situated on the eastern fringe of the city centre, flanked by Toa Payoh, Paya Lebar, Eunos, and Geylang, Aljunied is a charming neighbourhood sprawling with housing estates, eateries and cultural landmarks. A fun fact: Aljunied Road was officially named in 1926 after Syed Omar bin Ali Aljunied, a wealthy merchant and philanthropist who previously owned a large plot of agricultural land in the area.
As one of Singapore’s oldest areas, Aljunied is undoubtedly steeped in history. During the Japanese Occupation, the Japanese air force built hangars here to repair aeroplane engines as the area was teeming with coconut trees, which provided exceptional camouflage for the hangars. Today, people from other parts of the island continue to flock here, mostly for the exceptional dining experiences, offered by long-standing establishments like Hung Huat Cakes and Pastries, Penang Seafood Restaurant and more.