Changi Village

From the days of attap to Nasi Lemak, Changi Village remains a quiet little getaway that has stayed relatively untouched since its last major re-development in the early 1970s when a total of six four-storey flats were built to replace the attap houses that once stood.

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The weathered flats show their age

The weathered flats that were built in the early 1970s show their age

A village can never be complete without cats

A village can never be complete without cats

Most Singaporeans would have been to Changi Village at least once in their lives, be it for Outward Bound or 4-D pilgrimages to Pulau Ubin, or simply to fulfill that gastronomical desire at Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak or Wing Kee’s Ipoh Hor Fun.

The famous Changi Village Hawker Centre, home of Nasi Lemak and Ipoh Hor Fun

The famous Changi Village Hawker Centre, home of Nasi Lemak and Ipoh Hor Fun

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

Wing Kee Chicken Cutlet Ipoh Hor Fun.

Wing Kee Chicken Cutlet Ipoh Hor Fun.

A hawker on her daily routine

A hawker on her daily routine

Surprisingly, Changi Village’s history goes way back to 1840s, where small communities of fisherman and plantation made a living even before the British designated Changi for military use in 1926. The farming community would continue to work in the village throughout the World War II before it was eventually redeveloped in the early 70s.

Just one of the four-storey units that were built in the early 1970s

Just one of the four-storey units that were built in the early 1970s

The bus terminal which used to be the site of the former Changi Cinema

The bus terminal which used to be the site of the former Changi Cinema

Although establishments like Changi V Hotel and Chock Full of Beans have emerged over the years, many of the shops that sell mainly fishing or camping equipment have steadfastly remained over the years. The wide-open spaces also ensure that congestion is not too much of a problem, while the many nearby coffeeshops and hawker centres offer a variety of dishes to keep anyone from nearby workers, to hungry NSmen and Ubin visitors well fed.

Changi Village and its wide open spaces

Changi Village and its wide open spaces

Rent a bike a cycle around Changi

Rent a bike a cycle around Changi

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

The hawker centre comes alive during lunch time

The hawker centre comes alive during lunch time

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Ensuring residents get their mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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