Seletar Airbase is now a popular place for parents and kids. Black-and-white colonial bungalows house restaurants in a pastoral setting, making it — like Dempsey — a go-to for dining. And with the $80-million Seletar Airport set to begin catering to chartered flight passengers as well as to budget travellers, this quaint neighbourhood is set to become much more bustling.
If you’re into the cafe scene, Wheeler’s Estate should already be familiar to you. The sister restaurant of Wheeler’s Yard in Balestier, Wheeler’s Estate is a multi-concept establishment comprising a restaurant, cafe and bar that opened in 2017. The two-storey colonial bungalow — once the home of a tech wing commander of the Royal Air Force — has a grill house downstairs and a restaurant upstairs where pizzas, sharing platters and rounds of cold beer are served in Instagrammable surrounds. Want to move outdoors? You can have an outdoor picnic at The Lawn on the first floor.
Wheeler’s Estate is at 2 Park Lane; tel: 6262 0001; www.wheelersestate.com
(Photo: Wheeler’s Estate)