Want to get see Singapore off the beaten path? Then you have to venture into Keong Saik Road, a one way street in the south of Chinatown that’s famous for its shophouses, notorious for being where Chinese merchants once housed their mistresses, and named after Tan Keong Saik, who is remembered for having contributed to the local Chinese business community. This area that was once the red light district is now home to hipster restaurants, trendy bars and luxury hotels. Despite this, not many people know much about this small street that’s tucked away in Central Singapore. Perhaps that is what makes this place so special and different to all the other Singapore neighborhoods. I love wandering this street and not having to worry about dodging the crowds. That said, everyone should experience Keong Saik Road at least once so if you do find yourself visiting Singapore, then here are a few essential tips to help you along your adventure.