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Balestier is an area located in Novenna near the Central Region of Singapore. Its main road, Balestier Road, links both Thomson Road and Serangoon Road. Shophouses, low-rise apartments as well as commercial buildings dotted the small subzone. A shopping mall called Shaw Plaza is also situated in the area. Balestier Road is known and famous for its delicacies such as bak kut teh and chicken rice.
Balestier is known for its rich historical background. Its name, originated from an American colonist called Joseph Balestier, was once a sugar plantation called Balestier Plain. Shophouses and bungalows from the late 1880s to early 1990s were still preserved until today, and the area is now a thriving commercial centre as well as home to several hotels and tourist attractions.
There are three stations in which you can choose to drop down at in which all 3 of them surrounds Balestier. You can get off at Toa Payoh MRT station (NS19), Novenna MRT station (NS20) or Book Keng MRT station (NE9).
Buses are the most common public transportation in Singapore, provided by two operators; SBS Transit and SMRT. To get to Balestier Road, you can hail a bus at main bus transit stations and get down at several stations surrounding the area of Balestier. You can drop down either at Rochor Road, Bch Road, Kitchener Road, Selegie Road or French Road. Bus fares range from 67 cents to SGD 1.58.
Taxi is not the main mean of public transportation as they are metered and can be slightly more expensive than the prior two options. However, it is best used to get to your destination easily without having to walk or figure out which route to take. Nonetheless, customers are guaranteed a fixed fare as all taxis are metered.
Located on the very edge of Singapore’s central business district, this park is a popular choice for those wanting to get a peaceful getaway from the bustling city life. It is also a popular lunch break spot and a tourist hub. The beautiful landscape of the gardens offers visitors a pleasant place to relax and spend the day with family and friends to admire the city’s growing skyscrapers. On nightfall, this place is vibrant with colours emitted from the water fountains.
This area is known mainly for its lighting and bathroom stores. However, its reputation for local delicacies should not be put aside as well. The Balestier Road is dotted with hipster restaurants, food stalls and Balestier Market. You can find all kinds of dishes ranging from sweet delicacies to Singapore’s main daily dishes, authentic and local.
This is one of the top attractions in Singapore for sports enthusiasts, offering visitors various ranges of climbing walls, routes and classes to suit all level of experience. You can book for a casual climb, or you can get yourself more involved with wall climbing sports and book a course. There are professional instructors to assist the courses, so you do not have to worry about your safety as it is the topmost priority in this place. For newcomers, you are required to complete a safety induction before you are allowed to finish a wall.
This hotel is located in the area of Balestier and offers guests a various range of rooms to pick from with reasonable pricing. Getting around from this hotel is also not a problem as this hotel is only a few minutes’ walks to several tourist attractions like the Shaw Twin Plaza and the Whampoa Market.
If you wish for a more luxurious stay, this hotel is the one for you. Complete with a swimming pool, 24-hour security, a restaurant and a guarded parking lot, this hotel offers the visitors their money’s worth. Not to mention, the Novenna MRT station is only 200 meters away from the hotel. So, getting around will not be a problem for tourists.
If you wish for a stay with a pinch of historical element and vintage feels, this hotel is the one for you. Located right in the centre of Balestier, this hotel offers guests affordable prices for its rooms and getting around by walking will not be a hassle.