Singapore Food Trail

7/12/11

Some antiques and vintage items are for sale at the Singapore Food Trail.


Drinks come in nostalgic enamel cups like these.



L: An old jukebox at the Singapore Food Trail which still works; R: I spy an old bicycle license plate





























The Singapore Food Trail opened in January, but many of the historical items on display must be at least 30 years old. The people behind the Singapore Food Trail spent six months scouring Singapore and Malaysia for antiques and vintage finds to give it as authentic of a 1960's vibe as possible. The attention to detail is evident; your drinks are served in old enamel mugs and all the signage is from the 60's era. The flooring of the Singapore Food Trail was paved and painted to resemble a Singapore road, as the original hawker vendors were makeshift stalls and carts rolled out onto the street.

Even the food vendors themselves are the real deal. All of the food stalls in the Singapore Food Trail have been around since the 1960's, although not in this current location. Many of the stalls' current operators are children or grandchildren of the original vendors. There is a selection of various famous Singaporean dishes, including some nostalgic treats such as ice balls and kachang puteh. I mentioned in our last post that we sampled food from almost every stall, and all of it was really good. You can read more about the vendors and their history here.

In one corner of the Singapore Food Trail is a small section where vintage objects from the 60's are on display and for sale. I spotted a vintage Singapore bicycle license plate that I've been dying to get my hands on, but it was being sold for SGD75. I want one for The Pidge. If you know an auntie or uncle who happens to have one, please send them my way! 

If you want to experience this nostalgic recreation of a 1960's hawker center for yourself, the Singapore Food Trail is located at the Singapore Flyer

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, beautiful blog you have here! Look forward to reading about your journey! xo Samantha

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  2. oooh, I love those enamel cups! My grandma had some when I was a kid! Love this post, like a peek into an alternate universe :-)

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  3. If u liked that bicycle number plate, why didn't you bid for it?

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  4. @Anonymous, I want to see if I can find it for less than SGD75. The prices on all the vintage items in the little shop at the Singapore Food Trail are a bit overpriced.

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  5. Looks like a place that I MUST definitely check out! Can't believe that i only found out about the trail lately... by the way, not surprised to hear that the stuff are over-priced. it's a tourist/local attraction after all! believe that you can find cheaper goods at the old antique stores. good luck :)

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  6. I have 4 very old Singapore push bike number plates from the British Colonial days.
    Any one interested.
    John
    vk3jd@optusnet.com.au

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