We went to the newly refurbished Changi Village Food Centre to grab some local breakfast that comes in a combo of oily and unhealthy, but super-delicious food. That’s a plate of black carrot cake for me and a bowl of lontong for the husband. The food centre was crowded with families and cyclists having their morning meal.

As it was a cool and windy morning, we decided to take a stroll around the sleepy Changi Village neighbourhood and have a cup of coffee at Chock Full Of Beans before heading home. This neighborhood is one of those few places left in Singapore which remains more or less the same as how I remember it to be from twenty years ago.

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Even though I don’t really enjoy cappuccinos and lattes, I always order a foamy milk-based coffee at Chock Full Of Beans. Just to enjoy the beautiful latte art crafted by the barista. Look at the Keroppi and Little Piggy on our coffees and the Popeye sketch on the plate!  It is such a shame to drink the coffees and destroy the beautiful art.

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Stenciled signboards. Rusting metal grille gates. I hardly see these around.

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There is a huge cycling community that hangs out at Changi Village during the weekends.  Most of them take the bum-boat from the pier to Pulau Ubin to cycle.

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Rarely do I see anyone use the public telephones nowadays.

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Good old traditional toys for children. Buckets. Spades. Shovels. Watering cans. Overtaken by the iPad and the X-box.

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When you see crates of soft drinks being sold in a makeshift tent like this, you know that Chinese New Year is round the corner.


Chock Full Of Beans / Around Changi Village
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