The Low-key but Exciting Places to Visit in Singapore

Singapore is known to be a small island, yet it is also known to be one of the most eclectic cities in Asia. Read on to know about low-key but exciting places to visit that even a lot of locals don’t know about!


  1. China Square Flea Market
    Here’s to the thrifty ones! This quaint flea market located at the March and McLennan Centre offers a wide range of products from vintage artwork and antique furniture, to cellphones and other electronics. Visit on Saturdays or Sundays and hunt for the most interesting finds that will definitely give you a bang for your buck.

    Opening Hours: 09:00 until 18:00 on weekends Address: 18 Cross Street, China Square Central, (Marsh and McLennan Centre)

  2. Flagship

    This one’s for the Old Souls that drink: Flagship is a whisky bar with an embraceable old-fashioned vibe with a rock n’ roll ambiance. The bar features a plethora of international whiskey choices as well as creative cocktail offerings – the cocktail menu is arranged in order of weakest to strongest as you go down the list! When you visit, don’t be afraid to come with all your buddies as they have alcoholic punch bowls on the menu that serve up to twenty people. Perfect for a night cap… or pregame.Hours: Mon to Thur: 6pm-1am Fri & Sat: 6pm-2am Location: 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd
  3. The Projector

    For the cinephiles in all of us – whether you’re into underground indie films or mainstream cinema,The Projector is the spot for some good old movie time but in a unique setting. Once called the Golden Theatre in the 70’s, it was the largest cinema in Malaysia and Singapore. Now, it is refurbished and revived as The Projector. To see what’s on, simply go to their website and check out what they’re currently playing. If you’re looking to see movies from foreign film festivals you can bet that they will be showing the best of them.
    6001 Beach Road
    Golden Mile Tower



Writer: Mica Cruz (Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore)
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim
Photos courtesy of Flagship, The Projector, China Square Flea Market

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