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After a long week at work, you want to be able to stretch out your legs and shake up your daily routine. While a trip out of town can be an amazing experience, city fringe living has a lot to offer as well.

City fringe living is all about exploring the urban landscape and enjoying new experiences within the limits of your city. With the launch of Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), professionals working within the city can conveniently travel to any part of the city, thanks to the development’s excellent access to public transport.

So, what is there to see in Paya Lebar and the surrounding areas? Here are some amazing sights to explore in the city:

Follow the Coffee Trail

Paya Lebar has an excellent selection of cafes that are sure to please any coffee lover. Many amazing small cafes line Tanjong Katong Road, where you can taste complex flavours in coffee shops like Laneway Market and the Do. Main Bakery.

For delicious sandwiches to go with your morning coffee, Brawn & Brains café is a crowd pleaser, located nearby at Guillemard Road. Feeling extra hungry? The Tuckshop is chock-full of delectable breakfast fry-ups that are a perfect match to a cup of hot coffee. The shop is also known for its excellent selection of craft beers straight from the tap.

For a one-of-a-kind coffee tasting experience, Liberty Coffee has something for the true coffee connoisseur. Strictly by appointment only, this coffee shop can teach all about the different notes found in each blend of coffee beans.

Connect with Your Cultural Roots

Those who wish to experience the cultural roots of the city can find a wide assortment of Buddhist and Hindu temples in Paya Lebar, along with other historical landmarks like the Geylang Serai Foot Trail. Paya Lebar is nestled by the historical district, which is also known for its great selection of traditional cuisines ‒ from Chinese to Malay to Indonesian fare.

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Shop Indie

Paya Lebar is known for its modern retail malls, but true fashionistas will know of the many indie offerings too. The City Plaza, which is just a few steps away from the MRT station, is full of local independent boutiques where you can find one-of-a-kind items, including on-trend fashion items by indie designers, as well as handmade crafts and home décor.

Life within the city fringe does not need to be boring – take a break and explore the best of what the city has to offer.