When it comes to amenities, the residents of Loyang are spoilt for choice. There are plenty of food and entertainment options just a stone’s throw away.
Three is only one way to describe the food scene for residents of Loyang – something for everyone!
Those who like their curry can head down to Tabuk Soto and Nasi Ambeng at Loyang Point. This little hidden gem serves delicious Malay food that tastes exactly like the way Mum made it! For those who are still feeling peckish, they can hop over to White Sands mall for some local delights. They can tuck in to some mee pok from 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles or a plate of nasi lemak from Crave or a bowl of bak kut teh from Old Street Bak Kut Teh before washing it all down with some local coffee from Ya Kun.
Lovers of seafood should go to Elias Mall where there are two seafood restaurants namely Seafood Kitchen and Seafood Hut. Alternatively, they can take a short drive to Jewel Changi Airport and check out Pink Fish; a Norwegian seafood restaurant making its debut in Singapore.
While at Jewel Changi Airport, fast food lovers may want to grab a bite at Shake Shack which is making its first appearance in Singapore. Thereafter, they may want quench their thirst with a mug of root beer float from A&W which is making their return to Singapore.
Foodies looking for a wide variety of cuisines can head over to the malls at nearby Tampines. Tampines Mall has numerous Japanese restaurants that is sure to satisfy all sushi and ramen lovers. Aijsen, Itacho Sushi and Menya Musashi Inten are all found in Tampines Mall. Local food lovers are not left out. They can choose from Crystal Jade, Fei Siong, Prata Wala, Pu Tien and The Old Malaysia Café.
Century Square has a number of interesting F&B outlets that will appeal to foodies. Meat lovers craving for a fat and juicy burger will definitely love Fat Papas. If the burger cannot satisfy their meat craving, they can head to The Meathouse by 18 Chefs for a second round! Steamboat lovers can make a beeline to Hai Di Lao Hot Pot while local foodies can join the queue in front of Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh or Tip Top Curry Puff. As for those who like their western food with a local twist, they will be delighted to know that Saveur has a branch in Century Square.
The only headache that shopaholics living in Loyang might have is where to start shopping!
Families with young children can spend an entire day in White Sands mall. Parents can leave their kids at the Pasir Ris Public Library while they head to FairPrice and Watsons to purchase groceries and toiletries. There are also a number of enrichment centres in the mall; namely JustEdu Learning Centre, Music Delight School and Stalford Learning.
Tampines Mall is another mall that has something for everyone in the whole family. Mums would love Isetan with its large variety of products under one roof! Dads would love the numerous gadget shops such as Challenger, Huawei, Oppo and Play-e. Their teenage daughter would go crazy for the many beauty offerings by Bath & Body Works, Bobbi Brown and Kiehl’s. Their young son would lose himself among the aisles of toys in Toys R Us. The whole family can also catch a movie at Golden Village before heading home. Furry members of the family are not forgotten as there is a Pet Lovers Centre in the mall.
Tampines 1 is the place where the jock meets the fashion princess. The number of beauty offerings in Tampines 1 can easily rival those in Orchard Road. Sephora, Sasa, Strip/Browhaus, Skinfood and The Faceshop are all found in the mall. In addition, Tampines 1 has a number of shops with international fashion offerings such as Benjamin Barker, Dorothy Perkins, Muji, Vans and Uniqlo. Fashionistas who support local designers can head to The Editor’s Market. Jocks will be attracted to the numerous sporting goods stores such as Adidas, Under Armour, Sketchers and World of Sports.
Young couples who want to decorate their love nest can take a short drive to Tampines North where they can choose from a wide range of furnishings at the mega Ikea before heading to Courts for electronic goods. After a hard day’s shopping, they can go to Giant and load up their car with groceries before heading home.
Health and Fitness
There is no lack of places for gym rats living in Loyang to work out. Tampines Mart and Downtown East each has an Anytime Fitness gym and there is a GymmBoxx at Century Square. Those looking for a more affordable option can use the Pasir Ris Active SGGym at Pasir Ris Sport Centre.
Ladies will be pleased to know that there is a Contours Express Women’s Gym along Pasir Ris Street 52.
Residents of Loyang are near two clubs. The Changi Village Civil Service Club has a Gold’s Gym, a swimming pool and multi-purpose courts. Watersports lovers can also enjoy their favourite active at Ohana Beach House.
Also located near Loyang is Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) with its two award-wining golf courses. TMCC also has other sporting facilities such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis and squash courts.
Parks and Nature
The nearby 70-ha Pasir Ris Park stretches over 3.2 km from Pasir Ris Road to Jalan Loyang Besar. It is truly a natural treasure that is sure to satisfy everyone.
Nature lovers will love the carefully preserved six-hectare mangrove forest within the park. The three-storey Bird Watching Tower located within the mangrove forest allows bird enthusiasts to observe birds in their natural surroundings.
Those with green thumbs can apply for a plot at the Allotment Garden in Pasir Ris Park and grow their own organic fruits and vegetables.
Families can enjoy numerous activities together including pony rides, water sports, cycling, and inline skating. They can also have hours of fun at one of the largest playground in Singapore before rounding off their day with a BBQ at one of the many BBQ pits located in the park. If they are not ready to go home, families can get a camping permit and spend the night under the stars!
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Those living in Loyang truly has the best of both worlds.
Residents of Loyang are able to live in a quiet neighbourhood with enough stores to meet their daily needs. If they wish to experience some hustle and bustle, they can just pop over to nearby Pasir Ris or Tampines
Pasir Ris and Tampines has five malls filled to the brim with restaurants that are sure to satisfy any palate. Foodies pick from Japanese, Chinese, Malay, fast food and more at the malls. In addition, Jewel Changi Airport has a number of restaurants making their debut in Singapore.
All kinds of fashion, beauty, children’s wear and gadgets can be also found at the malls. There is also a departmental store and cinema in Tampines Mall. Gym rats will love the numerous gyms and two clubs in the neighbourhood.
Nature lovers living in Loyang have no reason not to smile. They have the huge Pasir Ris Park with its wide variety of activities just short distance away!