Everyone who lives in the North-eastern part of Singapore knows about Serangoon Gardens – a cosy private residential estate that rivals Holland Village for its array of cafés and restaurants.

With two MRT stations close by (Lorong Chuan, and Serangoon – an interchange with both the Circle and North East Lines), the estate is extremely convenient for commuters, offering a quick ride to town.

But the locals who live here can tell you that the estate, built to house British officers in the 1950s, has a lot more to offer than just convenience and some of the best food in town.

1. Gym-nation

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Photo Source: (CELL)

Believe it or not, there are more than five gyms in Serangoon Gardens, offering everything from Pilates to functional training.

Looking to work up a sweat but don’t like machines? Give CELL (54 Serangoon Garden Way) a try – the gym’s friendly instructors coach several types of classes, from kettlebell to yoga and more that will make your workout experience fun and enjoyable.

2. Little France

Due to the proximity of the Français de Singapour, an international French school, the estate has become home to a growing French expatriate population. In the heart of the town, you can find a French grocery shop specialising in importing French artisan cheeses (La Petite Boutique, 4 Kensington Park Road) and a French bakery (Maison Kayser, Maju Mall, 14 Maju Avenue). 

If you’re a fan of French cheese, do check out La Petite Boutique as they have one of the largest selections in the neighbourhood.

3. Massage spas galore

From facials to feet massages, Serangoon Gardens has a ton of spa offerings – a perfect indulgence after a hearty lunch on the weekends. One of the largest massage parlors in the neighbourhood, Chen Kang Wellness (7 Maju Avenue) offers a big luxurious space with an extensive menu of services, which includes ear candling and sports injury treatment. 

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Photo source: (Feet haven & Cheng Kang Wellness )

For something a little more intimate, try Feet Haven (4A Maju Avenue). Housed on the second storey of a refurbished shop house, the quaint and nostalgic atmosphere is sure to make you feel pampered and relaxed. 

4. Pet’s sanctuary

Besides two pet shops that sell all your fur kids’ needs, Serangoon Gardens is also home to the Animal Arts Academy (9 Kensington Park Road), which offers stylish cuts for furry companions. 

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Photo source: (Animal Arts Academy)

Headed by award-winning stylist Kingsly Tan, a regional judge in pet grooming, the pet salon also has some unique services like Nano Microbubble Spa, Collagen Coat, and Colour Dye treatments.

5. New residential site

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Keppel Land and its joint venture partner, Wing Tai Land Pte Ltd, have topped the bids submitted to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for a 99-year leasehold prime residential site in Serangoon North Avenue 1. 

Only a quick five-minute walk to the heart of Serangoon Gardens, this new 1.7-hectare site is expected to house 600 new homes. Other perks included being well-connected to other parts of Singapore via the CTE, close proximity to reputable schools including Rosyth School, great eateries nearby, and a new 17-hectare Serangoon North Linear Park to engage in outdoor recreational facilities.

Stay updated on www.keppellandlive.com for more information on the upcoming residential project.

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