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Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center

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Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center


We are travelling in September for the first time and staying at the above Hotel.

Just wondering if someone would kindly suggest the nearest Hawker Center to Hotel.

Thanking You...

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1. Re: Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre, which is behind Bedok Street Market further down the road (Victoria Street).

A parallel road away from your hotel, the 4 side streets off North Bridge Road (Tan Quee Lan Street, Liang Seah Street, Purvis Street, Seah Street) are choked with F&B outlets located in traditional shophouses too. The stretch of Beach Road that borders them at the other end, is known for its 'mala hotpot' (Sichuan/Chongqing spicy steamboat) eateries as well.

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2. Re: Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center

That would be the Bencoolen Link food centre, located near the Kwan Yim Temple. But not to worry. There are plenty (and I mean plenty) of eating places near your hotel to choose from. You can use this portal to navigate around :


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Edited: 29 July 2013, 19:14
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3. Re: Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center

You had post the Same Question on 19 March 2013 & here's the Link (Which U can find also if U click on ur own avatar :D)


The other whole lot more below..........Enjoy

Across the Road from the Hotel U are staying, is the Coffee Express 2000 (at the corner of The Bras Basah Complex - Just behind the Bus stop) - there is this famous Bak Chor Mee (Minced Meat Noodle - the Dry Version is yummy) And there is the Curry Fish Head & 3 eggs with spinach :D



If U walk to Bugis Village, Albert Centre Hawker Centre is at the End of the Shopping (Along Queen Street & Opposite Fu Lu Shou Complex)

If U like Department store, adjacent to Albert Food Centre is the OG Department store for Great Shoes & handbag..........http://www.og.com.sg/storelocator_oga.html

Edited: 29 July 2013, 20:03
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4. Re: Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center

Just to point out that blitzonic should be referring to Bugis Village Street Market and not "Bedok Street Market". FIrstly there is no Bedok Street Market and Bedok is no where near Grand Pacific Hotel, so do not be lost hunting for Bedok Street Market.

Albert Centre Hawker Centre is the nearest hawker centre to Grand Pacific Hotel and if you are lucky, there might be a street market being held at the open space next to it when you visit. Plenty of gadget demonstrations like knife sharpeners, versatile piping glue, ceramic knives, pots and pans, etc which are quite interesting to watch if you have the time and interest.

There is also a chicken rice stall at the Nan Tai coffeeshop at the back of your hotel, 261 Waterloo Street. You can't miss it as it is facing Waterloo Street. The chicken rice is supposedly rated Top 10 in Singapore - it is no mean feat given the huge number of chicken rice stalls here in Singapore and the fact that Chicken Rice almost our national dish and amongst the icons of hawker food culture in Singapore. Writing about this is making me feel hungry now....

If you are feeling adventurous, take a bus to New Bridge Centre (nearest train station Chinatown on the North East Line) where the Smith Street Hawker Centre is located just behind it. Go up to the second floor for one of the widest array of hawker food you can find in Singapore including some hard to find dishes. Many of the stalls here are well known and some are acknowledged to be amongst the best in Singapore for what they sell. Almost all the popular local dishes like Steamed Fish Head in Black Bean Sauce (order the peppery, not spicy version if you can't take the spiciness), Hainanese Chicken Rice, Claypot Chicken Rice, Wanton Noodles, BBQ fish, Congee, etc - all well represented by heavyweight hawkers here at this hawker centre.

First floor is for dry sundry goods and the basement is the wet market - best time to visit is early morning.

By the way, Grand Pacific Hotel was formerly known as Allson Hotel, just in case you have difficulty getting directions back to your hotel, mentioning "Allson Hotel" or "Bras Basah Complex" might help.

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5. Re: Grand Pacific Hotel-Nearest Hawker Center

"Bugis" it is , not "Bedok". Sorry about that. Thanks, MelvinSG!

To reciprocate: the Nan Tai Eating House he mentioned is on the ground floor of a commercial building called Waterloo Centre.

Further down the road, the Waterloo Street pedestrian mall (bordering Kwan Im Temple & Albert Centre Food Centre) have street hawker vendors too, specifically outside OG Department store & The Bencoolen. As well, Fu Lu Shou Complex & Fortune Centre have many indoor Chinese vegetarian eateries serving the religious worshippers.

The buildings across the road (Bencoolen Street) have various food outlets catering more to office workers & students. The one tourist draw on that side is the famous Wing Seong Fatty's in Burlington Square, which used to be outside OG Department Store & can similarly dine outside at the new place.

Edited: 30 July 2013, 04:22
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