Avoid the weekend crowds and make lasting memories with your loved ones. Here’s a list of trendy places to visit during weekdays in Singapore — from stylish cafes and lush gardens to authentic Italian cuisine!
01 • BYD by 1826
(Photo adapted from: Shout)
If you’re a car enthusiast, check out this one-of-a-kind experience by the famous electric vehicle (EV) brand BYD. Sip on handcrafted beverages and savour delicious meals like Black Silk Miso Pasta and Raspberry Chocolate Cremeux while surrounded by BYD’s latest car models.
📍 Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Mall, #01-463 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
⏰ Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm daily
🌐 Website: byd.1826.sg
02 • Ann Siang Hill
(Photo adapted from: Visit Singapore)
A trip to the picturesque Ann Siang Hill offers a glimpse into Singapore’s vibrant multicultural history. As you wander down the winding lanes, you’ll notice architectural details like the decorative tiles and shuttered windows unique to the Straits Settlements, including places like Singapore and Penang. Many of the colourful shophouses are preserved to maintain their charm.
Ann Siang Hill has a hip enclave of cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. During the day, you’ll find many restaurants serving lip-smacking lunch specials. The place transforms into a nightlife hotspot as bars come alive with music, craft cocktails, and fun games.
There’s also Ann Siang Hill Park, a small green space perfect for enjoying a moment of tranquility in the city. The park is also home to a historic building from 1905, the Ann Siang Hill Clubhouse.
03 • Botanic Gardens
(Photo adapted from: National Parks Board)
The Botanic Gardens offers a refreshing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it an ideal spot for family outings, dates, or solo escapes. This spot has lush surroundings, vibrant blooms, and hidden gems in almost every corner.
The gardens are also home to several dining options, including Halia, a contemporary Asian restaurant with ingredients picked freshly from the gardens.
Signatures include Singapore Chilli Crab Spaghettini and Charred Fremantle Octopus. You can also seek refuge from the day’s heat by trying some of their best-selling beverages, like Wicket Cricket (a refreshing lemongrass drink) and Rosemary Passion.
You can also visit the gardens to enjoy a fun picnic experience with family and friends, as there are plenty of free live performances at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage.
📍 Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
⏰ Opening hours: Tues to Sat, 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
🌐 Website: nparks.gov.sg/sbg
04 • Fico
(Photo adapted from: Fico)
Located along the scenic East Coast Park, Fico offers stunning sea views as you dine on authentic Italian Puglian cuisine. Their menu ranges from small plates like Tomino Cheese Pancetta to hearty mains like Beef Costata. Fico’s alfresco seating lets you enjoy your meal with a seaside view.
The restaurant also has a kiosk where you can grab takeaway orders and enjoy your food on the go.
📍 Address: 1300 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Area F, Singapore 468964
📞 Phone: 8121 7208
⏰ Opening hours: Tues – Thurs, 5.30pm – 10.30pm | Fri – Sun, 11:30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
🌐 Website: ficomasseria.com
05 • Ralph’s Coffee
(Photo adapted from: Lifestyle Asia)
Ralph’s Coffee by Ralph Lauren will transport you into an oasis of sophisticated comfort and timeless Americana style. It’s located in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD) — the perfect place for a quick escape from the fast-paced city life, thanks to its cosy interior and premium coffee selections.
Take your pick among signatures like the Classic Espresso and the Sea Salt Caramel Latte, and pair them with freshly baked treats and coffee soft serve.
📍 Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972
📞 Phone: 6688 7737
⏰ Opening hours: Sun – Thurs, 10.30am – 10pm | Fri and Sat, 10.30am – 11pm
🌐 Website: marinabaysands.com/restaurants/ralphs-coffee
(Featured photo adapted from: CNN, Eatbook, Klook, and BYD by 1826)
Time to spice up your weekdays!