Heartland Gems @ South West
Siong Sheng Groceries Shop
Not related to the big corporate Sheng Siong, this small grocery shop close to the entrance of Block 374, has been a main stay for this neighbourhood for many, many years. You can see its traditional offerings cater to the spicy palate of its Malay and Indian regulars.
Address: Blk 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, #01-23, Singapore 650374
Take Your Pick!
Established since the 1970s, this is one of the treasures in the heartlands, where you won’t just expect the common offerings found in the regular corporate chains, but you can see special groceries in abundance here that would be hard pressed elsewhere.
Stacks of Lemongrass, piles of dried chillies, selections of gingers, garlics, onions & plantains in large mounds. Plus large selections of different spices, and ready packets of mixed spices, all waiting for the modern housewife who’s keen to whip up a traditional dish or a full banquet set.
You can imagine the aromas of spicy dishes being made in the neighbourhood every day!
Beneath the seemingly no-nonsense exteriors, the shopkeepers and customers are really warm. Just pick up a pack of spice mixture, and ask anyone, "Uncle, what can I cook with this?". You’ll get no end of suggestions, and a packed basket for your culinary adventure in no time.
Spices Memory Game
Select two cards to open and try to match the spices in 60 seconds.
8 Spices: Cloves, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cardamom, Coriander, Cumin, Mustard Seeds.
Experience Locomole’s immersive AR trail here!
Had fun learning more about your neighbourhood yet? Download the Locomole app to access our Bukit Gombak trail with 15 featured locations, with more exciting games and information, all at your fingertips.
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What is Locomole?
Locomole is an experiential discovery travel guide app with AR/MR enabled immersive experience driven by Extended-Reality (XR).
A travel guide at your fingertips
Discover an immersive world around your neighbourhood as a local. Empower yourself with self-guided trails, local hotspots, places of interest and the confidence to get lost in their discovery.
A total experience
Connect and create memories through local experiences via AR/VR features. Interactive learning and rewarding experiences through gamification and rewards.
HEARTLAND GEMS @ SOUTH WEST
The South West Community Development Council (CDC), in collaboration with Corporate Alliance for Good Ltd (CAforGood), LDR Technology Pte Ltd (LDR), SG Digital Office (SDO), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), are launching the first of its kind, Heartland Gems @ South West Augmented Reality (AR) Trail on 2 July 2022.
This initiative aims to encourage residents to appreciate the rich history, culture and heritage of the heartlands and learn new digital skills in support of the Digital for Life (DfL) movement.
The inaugural trail at Bukit Gombak comprises 15 interesting scenic spots such as the Little Guilin and local food delicacies at the Neighbourhood Food Centre. Through the use of augmented reality and QR code placed strategically along the trails, residents can discover interesting facts and history about the places and stories of the hawkers and merchants, enjoy little games at the various spots and take fun photos with 3D AR objects.
For the convenience of customers, there are coffee shops like Air Pasang, shops and stalls like Top Durian, and Sin Chwee Mini Mart which accept E-payments and allow customers to transact digitally using their mobile phones. Customers can also use their CDC vouchers to pay for their purchases.
Come experience this special AR trail now, and enjoy the heartland gems Bukit Gombak can offer!