Soek Seng 1954 might be a little far-flung, but despite its quiet surroundings, the cafe is bursting with personality and life – through its vibrant interiors, and when the dinner crowd rolls in.
Owner Poon Kng Joo is a well-known bike and art enthusiast, as well as an avid cyclist, who knew that the odd location would be a hit among cyclists on the weekends. As such, he decorated the space with vintage bicycles with various brands and designs, all of which he meticulously restored. “In fact, this is only a small selection from my entire collection of reinstated bikes,” he reveals.
The cafe is almost like Kng Joo’s personal canvas, complete with his handmade art installations made of bicycle parts, quirky doodles on the tables and chalk drawings on the cafe's exteriors.
Sitting beside an airstrip for private jets, the café also has a fabulous, unobstructed view – that of vast sky. Kng Joo says, “The kids love seeing planes take off and land.”
As for food, local delights such as seafood hor fun ($5.50) and Western dishes such as chicken chop ($8.50) and sirloin steak ($10.50), make for an affordable treat.
Soek Seng 1954 is at #01-01, MAJ Aviation Building, 80 Selator Aerospace View, tel: 6659-6124.