Yishun, a neighborhood located on the northern part of Singapore, is well-known for its residential community. One of the highlights of Yishun is its surrounding greenery that offers much peace and tranquillity to those living here. It is also a relatively quiet suburb of Singapore, away from all the din and noise of shopping centers like Orchard Road. All these aspects make Yishun the perfect place to raise a family.
Unlike many other neighborhoods of Singapore, Yishun is not surrounded by HDB flats and apartment communities, so you can walk down to get your groceries, market or buy a cup of coffee. Since everything is easily accessible by walk, you don’t have to plan too much in advance for your everyday items. Though it may sound surprising, many people come here to enjoy this simpler way of life.
Shopping is Not Too Far Away
Northpoint City, the largest suburban mall in North Singapore, is an iconic landmark of Yishun. With more than 500 retail shops and hundreds of dining options, you are never too far away from the best shopping experience. This mall will also house Singapore’s first community club called the Nee Soon Central Community Club. As the name suggests, this club is to encourage residents to come together and interact with each other through various activities. Besides the club, Northpoint City will have a town plaza consisting of ten basketball courts, bus interchange center and even a residential apartment community. No wonder Northpoint City is expected to transform Yishun dramatically.
Close to Nature
When you live in Yishun, you can be assured of plenty of opportunities to interact with nature. The Lower Seletar Reservoir Park in Yishun offers beautiful views of the reservoir. It also has a 1.3 kilometer jogging track, shelters and restrooms to make it possible for you to enjoy a long walk or run in a natural environment. Other than running and walking, you can also enjoy bird watching and fishing along the pristine waters of the reservoir.
Sample Local Delicacy
If you love local foods, then Yishun is the place for you. The Chong Pang Market and Food Center serves the best of local foods. Its most popular item is Nasi Lemak – a coconut rice dish authentic to Malay that comes with a side of fried chicken wings and a sauce made of anchovies, spices and chillies.
Another good local delicacy you can find in the Chong Pang Market is Chuan Kee braised duck. This dish comprises of a plate of rice flavored with many aromatic herbs and a side dish made of tofu, peanuts and eggs. You can also get a drink made of soybean milk to give you a refreshing feel, with such local delicacies, your food palates are sure to jump in joy at Yishun.
Old Feel of Singapore
If you want o live in a home away from the hustle and bustle of new Singapore, then Yishun is your best choice. The Chong Pang city located along the Sembawang Road has an old-style Chinese gate that reminds you of the Singapore that existed before economic boom took over. Since it transports you to a different world, many Singaporeans and foreigners come here frequently.
Overall, if you are looking to live in a Singapore neighborhood that is away from central business district and is yet close to excellent shopping and dining choices, then Yishun is the place. Also, if you love local Singaporean food and like to live amidst natural scenery, then pack your bags to Yishun. The many houses, apartments and condos are a testimony to the growing population here.
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