Where other foreigners hang out

Where other foreigners hang out
Filipinos like to gather at Lucky Plaza on their days off, while Indonesian workers favour City Plaza.


Lucky Plaza in Orchard is a big draw for its eateries serving Philippine delicacies, including pork dishes such as sisig and pata. Mobile phone, cosmetic and snack shops catering to the needs of these workers also abound.


Indonesian domestic workers flock to City Plaza in Paya Lebar at the weekend for shopping with friends.

The mall has Indonesian cosmetics, snacks, remittance services and restaurants - plus affordable clothes sold by many wholesale fashion retailers.

The area is also a popular spot for lovebirds on group or single dates.

Indonesian maids are also fond of weekend picnics at East Coast Park.


Mainland Chinese foreign workers commonly gather in Geylang - where many also live - especially to eat dishes from home at restaurants in the area.


Golden Mile Complex, with its array of Thai products and eateries, is their well-known destination. The Beach Road mall also houses Thai clubs, discos and a Thai supermarket.

Myanmar nationals

They frequent Peninsula Plaza on North Bridge Road for eateries serving authentic dishes from home, many of which are run by their fellow countrymen. They also buy goods from Myanmar such as clothes, groceries and lager.

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