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Discovering the Best of Bishan

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Bishan with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Bishan! If you're planning to move to Bishan, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Bishan has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Bishan.

Bishan, a residential town located in the Central Region of Singapore, is a vibrant area with a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most popular sites is the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, one of the largest urban parks in Singapore. It features beautifully landscaped ponds, a river promenade, and a variety of recreational facilities. The park is also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a great spot for nature lovers. The Bishan Public Library is another must-visit site. Its unique, modern architecture and extensive collection of books make it a haven for bookworms. For history enthusiasts, the Pei Chun Public School, one of the oldest schools in Singapore, offers a glimpse into the country's educational past. The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore, is also located in Bishan. Its tranquil environment and beautiful architecture make it a peaceful retreat from the bustling city.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Bishan is diverse and vibrant, offering a wide range of dining and entertainment options. One of the most popular restaurants is New Ubin Seafood, known for its unique combination of traditional Singaporean cuisine with Western influences. The restaurant's signature dishes include the Heart Attack Fried Rice and US Black Angus Rib-Eye Steak. For Japanese cuisine lovers, Ichiban Sushi offers a variety of sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes. The Junction 8 Shopping Centre is home to a variety of eateries, from fast food chains to local food stalls. For nightlife, the Canopy Garden Dining & Bar offers a relaxing outdoor setting with a wide selection of drinks and live music performances. The Beer Market, located at the nearby Clarke Quay, is another popular spot for beer lovers, offering a wide range of local and international beers.

Recreational activities in Bishan are diverse, catering to a wide range of interests. The Bishan Sports Hall and Bishan Stadium are popular venues for sports enthusiasts, offering facilities for a variety of sports including badminton, table tennis, and athletics. The Bishan Swimming Complex is a great place for swimming, with its Olympic-sized swimming pool and other facilities. For those interested in arts and culture, the Bishan Community Club offers a variety of classes and workshops, from dance and music to visual arts and crafts. The Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, with its wide open spaces and beautiful landscapes, is a popular spot for outdoor activities such as jogging, cycling, and picnicking. The park also features a water playground for children and a dog run for pet owners. For movie lovers, the GV Bishan cinema at the Junction 8 Shopping Centre offers the latest movies in a comfortable setting.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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