HOME & PROPERTY
THE SUPERLATIVES What are your favourite places to eat or drink in the neighbourhood? The food at My Little Spanish Place is amazing and it has such a great atmosphere, plus we can walk there in five minutes. My kids love the frozen yoghurt at Kara Cafe and Dessert, and their lunch menu is also very good (although I did just hear that it’s closing). Daily Ground does good coffee and ice cream. My husband also enjoys going to Orh Gao Taproom; he loves their beer and the food is really good too. What are the best places to shop at in the neighbourhood? I tend to go to Cluny Court a lot. Empress Markets and the new Little Farms at Tanglin Mall have me covered for meats and fresh produce. What are some fun or interesting things to do in the neighbourhood? Walk to and around the Botanic Gardens. Closer to home, there’s a huge grassy hill that is a dogs’ hangout each afternoon; I take my dogs there for a play. What’s one thing you’d never change? I love the mix of old and new houses. How about one thing you would change? Better footpaths. BEYOND THE ’HOOD What are your favourite Singapore spots for taking out-of-town guests? MacRitchie Reservoir to see some monkeys, or Bukit Batok Nature Reserve at night to try to catch sight of some flying lemurs. When you’re in need of a dose of culture, where do you go? Haji Lane is always a good bet. If you’re missing home, what do you do? I grab a chicken sandwich from Simply Bread (they make the best old-school chicken sandwiches, just like at home!) and I go for a walk in the Botanic Gardens.
THE SCENE When you walk out of your place, what’s the first thing you see? Houses and trees and people riding bikes. What’s the closest store to your front door? Coronation Plaza, which has an NTUC FairPrice inside. If your street was chosen for a remake of a film, which would it be? At the moment, maybe Top Gun . I’m hearing and seeing a lot of fighter planes these last few weeks! We’re sure your neighbours are great, but is there anything you wouldn’t mind a little less of? They’re great, apart from the building work that’s happening two doors down from us! What’s the unofficial uniform of your street? Most definitely activewear! What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen on your street? Cute rather than strange, but I saw a dog wearing a raincoat and little shoes to keep his feet dry.
MacRitchie Reservoir is one of Miranda’s favourite spots to take visitors
Haji Lane for a dose of culture
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