MAY 2020



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CONDO FACT FILE Name: Palm Lodge

Age: 28 years Size: 56 units Facilities: Barbecue area and playground Nearest Supermarket: Giant at Paya Lebar Square

The Superlatives Your hands-down favourite neighbourhood joints are: 89.7 Supper Club, Cantine and Geylang Serai are our go-to places.

The Scene When you walk out of your place, the fir t thing you see is: Blocks of apartments and HDBs. The closest store to your front door is: 7-Eleven. Your street would make the perfect backdrop for a remake of: A sequel of Crazy Rich Asians , perhaps? When you’re in need of a dose of culture, you: Gomuseumhopping, watch performances at the Esplanade and eat at hawker centres. If you’re missing home, you: Book a flight and go home for a few days! 89.7 Supper Club Paya Lebar – a halal food court in front of Paya Lebar Square. It’s cheap and has a wide array of delicious local food. Cantine in Paya Lebar Square is also another good option for having a bite. I like to take guests to East Coast Park during the weekend, too. A mandatory stop for out-of-town guests is:

We love a good bargain. The best deals in your neighbourhood are:

NTUC FairPrice at SingPost Centre; I’ve seen them offering great deals. The guiltiest pleasure in your area is: The food! Cheap, delicious and halal. My favourites are a set of Hainanese chicken rice, oyster omelette and kopi kosong . One thing you’d never change is: How quiet the neighbourhood is. It’s also family-friendly and convenient to travel anywhere else in Singapore. The city gives you $5 million to soup up your street. You use it to: Build more playgrounds for kids, a community centre, an outdoor space for dogs to walk and play – and plant more trees and flowers.

The Specifics What’s the name of the street where you live? Sims Avenue, Lorong 37 Geylang.

Exact words you tell a taxi driver to get home?

“Palm Lodge Residence, Sims Avenue, Paya Lebar Lorong 37.” It’s clear and concise and most drivers are familiar with the area. Closest MRT station? Paya Lebar MRT (green East-West Line and yellow Circle Line).

How long have you lived here? About two years.

A common myth about your neighbourhood is:

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People think that the area is part of the Geylang red-light district, but in fact, we are further away to the east. Lorong 37 Geylang in Paya Lebar is a lovely neighbourhood to live in.

Why here? It’s close to Changi Airport, but still easy to get to the CBD, it’s easy to find halal food, and it’s a kid-friendly neighbourhood.

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