Jalan Besar simply translates to literally mean 'big or wide road'. How big is the neighbourhood, you ask? Jalan Besar is a tale of two former swamps – one by the Rochor River and the other by the Kallang River. Stretching between the two points, most of it has been reclaimed and now houses a myriad of wallet-friendly restaurants and cafés, as well as cool shops worth stretching a dollar for. It's also home to the Jalan Besar Stadium which has hosted some major sporting events. To get you started, here are some of the best things to see, do, eat and drink at one of the city's hippest district.
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