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Guide to District 13 Singapore – Potong Pasir, MacPherson

District 13 Singapore is known for its peaceful lanes of MacPherson and Potong Pasir. However, the district has evolved into a bustling housing estate over time, with MacPherson’s industrial area near Circuit Road making transport to and from the District 13 Singapore convenient for inhabitants.

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Potong Pasir 

Potong Pasir is a residential area in Singapore’s Central Region, situated between Toa Payoh and Sennett Estate. Potong Pasir is remarkable in Singapore politics for being the longest-held opposition ward. As a result, it is regarded as “rebel” territory because it was, for long years, Singapore’s only Opposition-controlled area. This neighborhood has a distinct feature: there isn’t a single retail mall, skyscraper, or commercial structure! 

While this may give the impression that the neighborhood is underdeveloped, locals are unconcerned because it makes Potong Pasir a serene and tranquil residential area, an uncommon occurrence in Singapore. 

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Shopping in Potong Pasir 

Throughout the neighborhood, there are numerous convenience businesses and knick-knack shops. ABC Shop is one of them, a retailer that prides itself on having the lowest pricing in Singapore. Everything from home supplies to imported treats. Ang Mo Grocery sells numerous Asian and Chinese pantry items at lower prices than big supermarket chains like Cold Storage and NTUC Fair Price – almost like an Asian Aldi if you will.

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MacPherson

MacPherson is a neighborhood in Geylang, Singapore’s Central Region, wedged between the Aljunied and Paya Lebar areas. It was previously called Jalan Klapa (coconut road) but got renamed in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Road MacPherson. He was a British colonial officer who served in the China War. He also created St. Andrew’s Cathedral, located near City Hall, and is the country’s largest cathedral. Circuit Road, MacPherson’s industrial and housing estate, had a Malay name until the 1970s, when it converted into English. Persiaran Keliling, which means “sightseeing” or “driving around,” was the name given to it previously.

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Eating in MacPherson

While there aren’t many landmarks or parks to visit in the MacPherson region, there’s never a shortage of fantastic cuisine in Singapore – no matter where you go, there will always be some great restaurants or hawker centers with hidden treasures taste. The Boiler Seafood Bar & Beer serves traditional Cajun seafood dishes while providing a relaxed eating experience. Kushi Japanese Dining is also worth mentioning because it has some of Singapore’s best Japanese dishes and is ideal for large groups. There are also various hawker centers in the vicinity, such as Circuit Road Market & Food Centre, where you should try the $4 big plate Ghim Guan Fried Oyster with a glass of fresh sugarcane juice.

MacPherson Market & Food Centre is just a short distance from MacPherson MRT station. Chai tow kway, a Singaporean carrot cake made with fried radish cubes, chili, and eggs instead of actual carrots, is one of the hawker’s many famous delicacies.

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