24 Aug '17, 7am

Eye on Sembawang: A place by the sea

View of a tranquil river behind Sembawang Road. Despite many new developments coming up in Sembawang, the suburb retains much of its local character and is popular with those who want to live next door to lush greenery and the sea. By Joanne Poh In many neighbourhoods across Singapore, generations-old local eateries are being replaced by hipster cafes and chic cocktail bars. But not in Sembawang – at least, not yet. This neighbourhood in the north of Singapore has managed to retain much of its local character. While fashionable local joints selling flat whites rather than kopi have started to appear in Sembawang, residents are still more likely to head out for a hearty zi char meal rather than a stylish Sunday brunch. A rich history Many believe the area was named after the Sembawang tree, a local name given to a tree known as Mesua ferruginea. Specimens of this tree can b...

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