Neighbourhood Guide: One North

Neighbourhood Guides May 19, 2023

More than just a business hub, its strategic location in the west of Singapore allows One North to offer the perfect balance between work and play.

One North was designed as a hub for research and development as part of Singapore’s National Technology Plan. Its name was conceptualised to reflect Singapore’s position at the equator, one-degree north.

The area may be known today as a bustling business hub that houses over 400 leading companies and 15 research institutes, but there’s more to the area than just suit and ties. The surrounding neighbourhood is home to numerous pet-friendly cafes, restaurants, activity centres and urban living estates for everyone in the family.

So, if you are in the area of One North, here are some activities and must-eat spots you could visit after work or over the weekend.

What to do at One North

  1. Try your hand at a cooking class
  2. Attend a concert at the Star Performing Arts Centre
  3. Visit the Wessex Estate
  4. Take a stroll at One North Park
  5. Dig into local hawker delights

Must visit in One North

One North Park: Biopolis

Slim Barracks Rise

If you are a nature lover or love being in the great outdoors, One North Park is definitely the place to be. Home to a variety of trees and shrubs, One North Park is a 3.24 hectares park consisting of many interconnecting parks that form a park corridor, perfect for a morning or evening stroll.

Rochester Park

23 Rochester Park, Singapore 139234

Be greeted by a myriad of top notch restaurants and cafes in this quaint neighbourhood with alfresco dining. Escape from the noise and head over here for date nights, celebrations and family bonding sessions under the stars.

Wessex Estate

4 Woking Road, Singapore 138703

Travel back in time to the 1930s with a visit to these dreamy monochromatic colonial houses, which once housed non-commissioned British Officers. And if you’ve time, consider attending a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) workshop, where you get to try your hand at pottery and take home your very own creation.

Wessex Estate

Palate Sensations Culinary School

10 Biopolis Road, #01-03, Chromos, Singapore 138670

Be sure to cultivate your culinary skills by picking up a lesson or two from some of Singapore’s most renowned chefs and restaurant owners. Try your hand at cooking up signature dishes from various cuisines, ranging from Asian to Western and even Peranakan cuisine that’s known for its unique techniques and preparation methods.

The Star Vista

1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617

Located in the One-North neighbourhood, right next to Buona Vista train station, the eco-friendly mall houses a wide range of restaurants, a supermarket, retail shops and more, making it the one-stop destination for weekly errands, meetings or hang out spots with loved ones.

The Star Vista

Must eat in One North

Timbre One North

73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ One-North, Singapore 139957

Nestled within the JTC LaunchPad, this industrial-chic food park offers a diverse range of food options of international cuisines at affordable prices. No frills, savour a hearty meal here whilst enjoying soulful live music performances by local artists.

Roots @ One North

3 Fusionopolis Place Workloft, #01-50, Galaxis, Singapore 138523

Wind down after a long day at this unpretentious restaurant that offers an extensive French, Italian and fusion menu. From fresh al dente pasta to burgers and hor d'oeuvres to a well grilled tomahawk, your taste buds are in for a treat here.

Bread Yard

1 Fusionopolis Place, #01 - 23 / 24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522

Also located at One North Fusionopolis, Bread Yard is an artisanal bakery and cafe offering a wide selection of freshly baked pastries, breads and sandwiches. From hearty loaves of freshly baked sourdough to flaky and buttery cruffins, get your bread and pastry cravings fixed here.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

1 Fusionopolis Way, #01-01, Singapore 138632

Whether you’re a coffee or tea lover, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. will have something for you to sip on. Be spoilt for choices as you select from a range of the finest coffee beans and tea leaves. And if you're famished, look to their hearty mains to keep your tummy filled.

New Lucky Claypot Rice

44 Holland Drive, #02-19, Holland Drive Market & Food Center, Singapore 270044

Featured on the Michelin Guide, this well-known claypot rice at Holland Drive is a must-try if you are in the area. Cooked over charcoal fire, each bite is packed with a glorious smoky flavour and a generous amount of ingredients. Not forgetting, the best part — scorched and slightly charred rice at the bottom of the claypot!

Hmlet One North

Fancy staying at One North? For working professionals, to the nearby business parks and Central Business District. For those with families, it's about being near good schools and having an array of dining spots — all of which One North has to offer.

So if you’re considering making One North home, why not consider One North Residences? It is a gated condominium, five minutes from The Star Vista and One-North metropolis hub that offers great facilities like swimming pools, sky jacuzzi and a fitness centre.

Contact us today for a non-obligatory chat or to schedule a property tour.