Destination West

The way to sunset

Sometimes known as the new Holland Village or Dempsey where good cafes are aplenty, Sunset Way has remained a humble pie all these years. It’s better known for its quiet demeanour and (yet) uncommercialised flavour. From the quirky tram-like buses that ply the condo routes to its old school bakeries, the neighbourhood encompasses what many deem as Clementi’s best secondary road. With the new branding of Sunset Lane block hoping to shake things up, we drop in for a look.

Destination West

The hills are alive

Look no further for nature’s therapeutic calmness. Former industrial area Hillview along Upper Bukit Timah is flanked by slopes of rolling greenery, making for scenic nature trails even as new malls and eats spring up to cater to condo-dwellers. BiTES breathes in the green while taking in old and new eats.

Destination West


Top image: Shokutsu Ten Everyone is welcome at the industrial-chic Food Glossary. It’s brought to you by the folks at ABR Holdings Limited and Good Morning Nanyang Café, so expect solid kaya toast (try the ciabatta version, $2.60), “sock” tea…

Destination West

Journey to the wild west

JCUBE (2 Jurong East Central 1) Eat at Taipei (#03-03)A few eateries fringe JCube’s 60m by 30m Olympic-size ice skating rink, but this Taiwanese street food chain offers the best views. Snack on Tainan Coffin Toast ($9.90), Shilin Night Market…