Neighbourhood Guide: River Valley

Singapore Jul 01, 2022

Everyone knows about Orchard Road being Singapore’s famous shopping and entertainment district. Fewer people know that the adjoining River Valley district offers a family-friendly and residential ambience with great access to Singapore’s dining, shopping and entertainment options. Yet, if you think River Valley comprises mainly condominiums and run-on-the-mill touristy spots, think again.

Whether you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere to unwind after a long day’s work or are looking for some epicurean adventures, the River Valley area has you covered. Read on to discover what the peaceful and convenient River Valley neighbourhood has to offer beyond the usual touristy spots!

River Valley’s must-visit food joints

Toby’s Estate

8 Rodyk Street
Singapore 238216
6636 7629

Looking for your dose of caffeine to pump your dreary work day up? Or, just appreciate the taste of painstakingly brewed coffee from quality beans? Look no further than Toby’s Estate.

Toby's Estate Signature Café & Roastery is Toby's pioneer venture outside of Australia. As this cafe has been around for ages, it’s a pretty seasoned kid on the block when it comes to introducing both amateurs and connoisseurs alike to coffee tasting know-hows and brewing methods.

Little Farms Cafe

491 River Valley Road, Valley Point Shopping Centre
#01-21, Singapore 248371
3105 1154

Feel like you’ve been transported to Australia at Little Farms! Not only are they a cafe that offers hearty organic grab at affordable prices, but are also an organic produce store. They open at 7:30am daily to cater to the early risers’ and the office crowd.

Zion Road Food Centre

70 Zion Road
Singapore 247792

Craving for some local delights? Then head down to Zion Road Food Centre, which is just around the corner. Located next to Alexandra Canal and directly opposite Great World City, this newly renovated food centre with airy interiors offers a lip-smacking array of hawker fare that would spoil your taste buds.

Do not miss out the signature prawn noodle at Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle, or delectable rice noodles with braised duck at Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap Braised Duck.

Great World City

1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994

When you’re at River Valley, Great World City is the place to be for everything and anything that you’ll need to recharge your mind, tummy and stock cupboard. From restaurants like P.S Cafe, Shake Shack and Paradise Dynasty to lifestyle amenities like Zara, Tokyu Hands, Studio Lava (hot yoga), Cold Storage and Golden Village, there’s something for everyone.

Fun activities for the whole family at River Valley

Amped Trampoline Park

46 Kim Yam Road
The Herencia Level 2 Sports Hall, Singapore 239351

Based on a NASA study, a 10 minute trampoline jump is equivalent to a 30 minute run. This means that if you are looking to burn those calories, trampoline jumping could well be an effective exercise solution for you!

What’s more, Amped Trampoline Park at River Valley provides you with more than 5,000 square feet of quality interconnected trampolines for your healthy dose of adrenaline and family fun. You can even rent the entire facility out for birthdays and other special events.

Waka Waka

407 Havelock Rd, Annex@furama
#05-01, Singapore 169634

Think multilevel safari themed indoor playground, and think Waka Waka. With two large play areas that will test the little ones’ endurance and balance, rest assured that they would be entertained for hours. And while they get busy conquering the play area, enjoy a cuppa with some grub at the adjoining cafe, The Lion’s Den.

Tickets start at S$23 for a single day pass on weekdays. Prior booking is still strongly recommended even with the relaxation in safe distancing rules.

Crane

46 Kim Yam Road
#01-06, Singapore 239351

On the lookout for a social space that doubles-up as an office hangout? Relish the relaxed yet inspiring vibe at Crane, especially given its stunning interiors and convenient location right in Robertson Quay!

At such a cool co-working space, memberships begin from only S$129 per month. If you wish, you can even drop-in for a free day trial! How can you resist it when all Crane members get access to hot-desking, use of all gorgeous facilities for workshops and even birthday parties?

Another awesome thing is that if you are a mother with breastfeeding needs, simply swing by the Cozy Corner at Crane for pumping and nursing your little one!


The River Valley area surely tops the list when you are looking for a chill and family-oriented area in the heart of Singapore’s city centre. Many families and professionals have found the River Valley district a wonderful solution to living affordably and conveniently.

Hurry up and check out Hmlet’s River Valley properties here for your next dream home!

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