Revisiting my previous jogging route at Robertson Quay.
Third Friday evening walk. The location: Robertson Quay.
Nothing much to say about this famous dining/drinking hotspot, except that it used to be my jogging route.
Yup. I stayed near Mohamed Sultan Road for a few months in 2005/2006, and twice, thrice a week back then, I would jog all the way from my place to the fringes of Tiong Bahru Park.
As for the actual route, Robertson Quay made up the first leg, and whether it was the afternoon, the early evening, or late at night, I always found the riverside promenade to be most scenic.
One other thing. Despite all the local architecture, the area just doesn’t feel Singaporean to me. I can’t explain this beyond saying, maybe it’s all the non-Singaporean restaurants and pubs. Or maybe it’s all those soaring condominiums upriver.
Silly as it sounds, one main reason why I loved those jogs so much was because it was like a one-hour overseas trip. I never failed to feel exhilarated after a run.
Dinner at River Valley Road
I did things a little differently this time around. Because I skipped lunch, I was famished when I reached the area! I thus made a beeline for the cafes opposite Tank Road. Back in 2005/2006, I had dinner at these eateries at least three times a week.
I opted for chicken rice at Feng Feng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. This renovated café is really atmospheric! Those vinyls also reminded me I ought to arrange more Taiwanese songs for the Electone.
By the way, Feng Feng shares the same premises with Teng Kee Seafood. So there’s over a hundred items on the menu, other than chicken rice.
Mohamed Sultan Road
This was one of the main party areas of Singapore in the 90s and 2000s. Today though, the street looks and feels much more, what’s the word, matured? But there are still some drinking spots..
I’ve long considered this to be Singapore’s (very) mini Europe.
The main affair and “purpose” of my walk! The lively Robertson Quay entertainment stretch.
I ended my walk at Great World City, and as you can see from the picture below, the limitations of my phone camera begins to show. Combined with the onset of 2019’s Haze Season, the twin towers acquired a certain … Gotham feel? See? Told ya the area doesn’t feel Singaporean!
Update Apr 2023
It’s been almost four years since I wrote this post!
Was recently at Robertson Quay for a few days too—was having a staycation at the great M Social Singapore. I naturally took the opportunity to snap some new pictures.
All pictures were shot with my LG V40.
Read my other Home Tourist photo essays.