May 2016


Name: Marion Elisé From: France Occupation: Marketing & Events Manager


When you walk out of your place, the first thing you see is: Jalan Besar Stadium. I love it when it a soccer game is on, as the area becomes so animated and so full of supporters attending the game. I often go and support the local team, the Lions XII. Edith Patisserie and Charlotte Tattoo. You can basically create yourself a tattoo and enjoy a delicious cake at the same time! Your neighbours are great, but you wouldn’t mind a little less: Of the old factories. So many of the industrial buildings have been converted into fancy restaurants and cafés – and I really hope it continues. The unofficial uniform of your street is: Supporters wearing the Lions XII jersey. The closest store to your front door is:

When you’re in need of a dose of culture, you: Go to the local Community Centre to learn a new language, or participate in an Indian or Chinese cooking class. If you’re missing home, you: Go to AEIOU Café, for the French music and heavenly homemade dishes. Chye Seng Huat Hardware Café, for the cool outdoor terrace decorated with cactuses and funny arty plants, and the super combination of a beer and a pizza for about $20. We take our gourmet guests to The Tiramisu Hero so they can experience the best tiramisu in town, in a range of different flavours. A mandatory stop for out-of-town guests is:

You’d swap houses in a second with: Antoinette Café: I like the Marie Antoinette-style décor and ambience, and they serve amazing French pastries.

A common myth about your neighbourhood is:

That it has a 24-hour flower shop. (When I hear that, I always say, “What for?”) If you’re ever woken up at night, it’s almost always due to: My two kittens who look longingly out the window and meow something along the lines of, “I want to catch the birds sitting in the trees outside.” A massive late-night rager on your street is likely to be: Patrons enjoying themselves at one of the KTV bars or late-night spas.

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