Ang Mo Kio Hot
Planned and developed in the 1970s, Ang Mo Kio is one of the biggest heartlands in Singapore with a mature neighbourhoods and its known for its good hawker food.
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Under-rated residential area
Ang Mo Kio has got to be one of the most underrated residential estates in Singapore. It it bustling with life and has the best amenities; how can it not get more attention?! For one, Ang Mo Kio Hub is the best neighbourhood mall - it is not super crowded (unlike Tampines Mall) and has a wide variety of shops in a pretty large mall.
Also, Ang Mo Kio is near Toa Payoh, of which the Sakae Sushi outlet at the Toa Payoh Entertainment Centre is one of the few outlets which offer the premium buffet (i.e. UNLIMITED SASHIMI and unlimited red plates for just a few dollars more), can it get any better?
I hope Ang Mo Kio does not become like Tampines - a residential area where continuous construction is going on and there never seems to be any peace.
The old and venerable town
I love Ang Mo Kio. Its one of the places where I like to carry out many of my activities at, simply because it has amenities to fulfill my every need.
Firstly, theres AMK Hub, where I especially like the Fairprice Xtra. Its located in a central location selling virtually everything, never ceasing to fulfill my every need, from groceries to even my non-camera smartphone. Moreover, I visit the mall regularly to watch a movie, chill out with my friends or even play pool opposite.
Secondly, the stretch of shophouses spanning Central Ang Mo Kio is a repertoire of cheap deals and hawker fare. I especially recommend the phone shops there, which gives you a good price for old used phones, markets rare accessories and repairs your phones. Moreover, the Cash Converter outlet nearby is a good place to get my games and old CDs for rock bottom prices.
Thirdly, the transport system is excellent. Central AMK is decked with the MRT station, the bus interchange boasting of a variety of buses going to every nook and cranny not only of Singapore, but of the town itself.
Lastly, most of my extended kin stays in Ang Mo Kio and hence, the place has full of childhood memories for me. Long are the days past where I'll explore AMK with my cousins, go for beancurd and buy durians back home. Ang Mo Kio Park was also a place where we liked to cycle, roller blade and even fish occasionally.
Wonderful place it definitely is!
I love AMK because it is central, well-connected to places and there is good food around. It takes 12-15 minutes to get to Orchard by train, and has amenities like swimming pools and AMK Hub. One great place to eat in AMK is Melben Seafood. The crabs are famous and you will have to queue for it. (Happens everywhere in Singapore anyway!) I recently tried Grub at AMK-Bishan Park and it was not bad too.
Oh, and for nature lovers, AMK-bishan park and peirce reservoir is just nearby. There will soon be more MRT lines that connect AMK to other parts of Singapore!