A visit to Jalan Besar is a visit to the perfect, beautiful and old imperfect Singapore.
Jalan Besar is located between Little India and Lavender. Explore the streets, enjoy the architecture and the delicious food of the area.
The beautiful architecture of the area can be appreciated in Jalan Besar Road, Lavender Street and mostly in Petain Road and Syed Alwi Road. There are more than 250 shophouses and terrace houses in the area constructed from the 1880s to the 1960s.
Walk and take a look at the shophouses and terrace houses built in a range of architectural styles from traditional to Art Deco.
Coffee, cakes, patisseries, dim sum, French food, breweries. Delicious food everywhere.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast or enjoyed an afternoon coffee in one of the coffee shops or bakeries located at Tyrwhitt Road (Chye Seng Huat Hardware), Horne Road (2 Bakers, The Bravery), King George’s Avenue (AEIOU) or Penhas Road (Antoinette).
For a delicious lunch or dinner, try delicious Dim Sum at Swee Choon Dim Sum or an artisanal beer at The 1925 Microbrewery.
Explore the streets of Jalan Besar, and you will find more gems hidden between hardware stores and old factories. New places are opening every week.