Rally bites

Head to Lola’s Cafe for truffle fries and pulled pork burgers.
Head to Lola’s Cafe for truffle fries and pulled pork burgers. PHOTO: ST FILE
Whisk & Paddle serves Western fare such as eggs benedict with smoked salmon.
Whisk & Paddle serves Western fare such as eggs benedict with smoked salmon.PHOTO: WHISK & PADDLE
Kombi Rocks Diner serves Teochew-Thai cuisine.
Kombi Rocks Diner serves Teochew-Thai cuisine. PHOTO: KOMBI ROCKS DINER
Ms Annie Tan, stall owner of Fried Oyster, and her assistant Mr Goh Peng Huan at 85 Fengshan Centre.
Ms Annie Tan, stall owner of Fried Oyster, and her assistant Mr Goh Peng Huan at 85 Fengshan Centre. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Two Chefs Eating Place serves signature dishes such as butter pork ribs.
Two Chefs Eating Place serves signature dishes such as butter pork ribs. PHOTO: ST FILE
Tissue prata with strawberry sauce and chocolate fudge (left); and crispy roti prata kosong, from Alif Restaurant in Bukit Batok.
Tissue prata with strawberry sauce and chocolate fudge (left); and crispy roti prata kosong, from Alif Restaurant in Bukit Batok. PHOTO: ST FILE

Hungry after attending a rally? Here are some places to head for

Heated rallies are happening across Singapore tonight. Life susses out the best dinner and supper spots near rally sites in 17 wards. These range from hawker centres with a slew of renowned stalls to trendy cafes.

Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC

Contesting: People's Action Party team led by Mr Teo Chee Hean v Singapore Democratic Alliance team led by Mr Desmond Lim Bak Chuan

Rally site 1: Field opposite Block 274C Compassvale Bow, beside Buangkok MRT Station

Nearby eats: A 15-minute stroll down roads Sengkang Central and Sengkang East Avenue will take you to Anchorvale Link Coffee Shop (Block 303 Anchorvale Link; open: noon to 7.30pm daily except Thursday; call 8404-3378).

The most famous stall there is Armenian Street Char Kway Teow, which relocated its main outlet to Sengkang. Prices start at $3.

While you can always depend on Compass Point Mall (1 Sengkang Square; open: 10.30am to 10.30pm) for decent grub from chains such as Canton Paradise, a more pleasant alfresco experience can be had if you take a walk down Buangkok Drive and through Punggol Park to reach fusion restaurant Wild Oats (97 Hougang Avenue 8; open: 4pm to midnight from Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 1am on Friday, 4pm to 2am on Saturday and 4pm to midnight on Sunday; Call 6858-2087). Here, try Sarawak curry chicken shepherd's pie ($15.50+) and tom yum seafood spaghetti ($17+).

Rally site 2: Field at Pasir Ris Park, beside Carpark C

Nearby eats: For a cheap and simple bite, you could hit up any of the coffee shops nearby, but a more upscale choice would be 5 Drunken Rabbits in the park itself (201 Pasir Ris Road; open: 3.30pm to 2am on weekday, 11.30am to 2am on weekend; call 9159-9500).

This bistro-bar dishes out items such as baked escargot ($12.80) and oxtail stew ($26.80) and has an extensive drinks menu.

A 10-minute walk away is Downtown East (1 Pasir Ris Close; open: 10am to 10pm daily), which has a cluster of fuss-free eateries, including kampung-themed halal food court Asli Village and Thai restaurant The Basil Inn.

Punggol East SMC

Contesting: Workers' Party's Ms Lee Li Lian v PAP's Mr Charles Chong

Rally site: Field in front of Block 128C Punggol Field Walk

Nearby eats: Walk down to Punggol Plaza (168 Punggol Field. Open: 10am to 10pm daily) where there is a fair selection of cuisines, including sushi restaurant Nihon Mura and good ol' Pizza Hut.

Over in Tebing Lane which sits by the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk is a quaint cafe with scenic views called Whisk & Paddle, (01-01, 10 Tebing Lane; open: 3.30 to 10.30pm from Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 10.30pm during the weekend, closed on Monday; call 6242-4617).

It serves Western fare such as eggs benedict with smoked salmon ($13) and macaroni and cheese ($13.80).

Otherwise, hop on over to seafood restaurant Uncle Leong Seafood (01-03, 6 Tebing Lane; open: 4.30 to 11.30pm daily; call 6441-1848) for creamy butter crab or its signature hor fun.

Hougang SMC

Contesting: PAP's Mr Lee Hong Chuang v WP's Mr Png Eng Huat

Rally site: Field in front of Block 837 Hougang Central

Nearby eats: It is a bit of a walk, but the ever-popular Punggol Nasi Lemak Centre (965 Upper Serangoon Road; open: 5.30pm to 3.30am, closed on Thursday) is well worth the trek for its fragrant coconut rice with a plethora of side dishes to choose from, including crispy chicken wings and ikan bilis.

If Western fare is closer to your idea of supper, then check out the cosy Lola's Cafe (5 Simon Road; open: Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 11.30pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am to midnight, closed on Monday) down the road.

Highlights are its truffle fries ($12) and pulled pork burgers ($16).

Not keen on walking much? Then proceed to Hougang Mall (90 Hougang Avenue 10; open: 8am to 10pm) for some easy options, including the ever-reliable Soup Restaurant with its homey fare (02-21; open: Weekdays, 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 10pm, weekends, 11.30am to 10pm).

Tuck into its signature dishes that include Samsui Ginger Chicken ($17.90/half chicken), Teochew Olive Rice ($6.90) and Double Boiled Dried Scallop with Black Chicken Soup ($8.90).

Aljunied GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Yeo Guat Kwang v WP team led by Mr Low Thia Khiang

Rally site 1: Serangoon Stadium, 33 Yio Chu Kang Road

Nearby eats: Located across the stadium and hidden behind a lush wall of potted plants is Crab Party (100 Yio Chu Kang Road; open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 1am), which prides itself on fresh crabs and seafood.

Pick its salted egg crab or cheesy creamy crab ($65 a kg) and fried rice with crab meat ($30 for small, $50 for large).

Next door is Pelican Pizza (92 Yio Chu Kang Road; open: 10am to 10pm) with its 1-for-1 pizza offer ($23.90 for a classic regular 10-inch pizza) that is perfect for group dinners.

Walk to the next block for Kombi Rocks Diner (formerly Koon Kee Restaurant, 66 Yio Chu Kang Road; open: Monday to Saturday, noon to 3am, Sunday, noon to 10pm).

It has multiple vintage Volkswagen vans parked in front, but do not be fooled by the decor - it serves Teochew-Thai fusion dishes. Check out the sambal beef fried rice ($8.50) and mee goreng with crab meat ($13).

Rally site 2: Field bounded by Defu Avenue 1, Defu Lane 10 and Tampines Road

Nearby eats: Although Yong Kang Eating House (4 Defu Lane 10; open: 4am to 11pm) faces the field, most stalls close early in the evening.

The next two alternatives are towards the end of the lane. Head over to Rahmath Muslim Food Stall at Soon Soon Lai Eating House (Stall No. 12, 32 Defu Lane 10; open: 6.30am to 6.30pm on weekday, 6.30am to 4.30pm on weekends and public holiday, closed on Tuesday) for roti prata ($0.90 for plain) or chicken murtabak ($6.50).

Right beside it in the bright blue and orange Swee Hin building is Seafood Paradise (91 Defu Lane 10; open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 11pm), known for its signature creamy butter crab ($68/kg).


Potong Pasir SMC

Contesting: PAP's Mr Sitoh Yih Pin v Singapore People's Party's Ms Lina Chiam

Rally site: Field opposite Block 120 Potong Pasir Avenue 1

Tucked under the HDB block in front of the field is coffee shop New Trend Eating House (120 Potong Pasir Avenue 1; open: 6am to 11pm), where you can have fish soup and porridge from Heng Soon Seafood Soup for under $10.

For beancurd with peanut dumplings, cross the white pedestrian bridge behind St Andrew's Junior College to N&B Snacks (right, 148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1; open: 6.30am to 11pm). You can also find kopi at Broadway Eating House (147 Potong Pasir Avenue 1; open: 24 hours).

Ang Mo Kio GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Lee Hsien Loong v The Reform Party team led by Mr M. Ravi

Rally Site #1: Field in front of Block 982 Buangkok Crescent

Nearby eats: In a two-storey building facing the site is Yi Jia Buangkok Eating House, located above a 24-hour Giant Supermarket. Food options here are quite meagre, though the drinks stall will come in useful for rehydration.

For something substantial and air-conditioned, go to Hougang 1 mall (1 Hougang Street 91; open: 8am to 10pm) for local classics such as laksa and mee siam at Wang Cafe (01-22; open: 7.30am to 10pm).

Alternatively, walk to Yio Chu Kang road behind the field, where Pietro Ristorante Italiano awaits (12 Jalan Kelulut; open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6 to 10.30pm). This restaurant run by Mr Peter Neo serves authentic Italian cuisine at affordable prices, including its signature pizza pietro ($26), funghi portobello ($20) and chocolate tortino di lava ($13).

Rally Site #2: Yio Chu Kang Stadium, 210 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9

Nearby eats: Two no-frills family restaurants are located behind the stadium. Nihon Mura is slightly fancier (210 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9; open: 11.30am to 10pm), and its daily lunch sets comprising a main dish, soup and drink (various options at $9.90) are value for money.

Unfussy folks with bigger appetites should pick Sakura International Buffet Restaurant, where a mish-mash of cuisines line the buffet table, including sashimi and dim sum (210 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9; open: Monday to Friday, noon to 10pm, weekend, 11.30am to 10pm). Prices start at $31.90 for adults.

Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

Who is contesting: PAP team led by Mr Ng Eng Hen v SPP team led by Mr Benjamin Pwee and Mr Bryan Long

Rally site #1: Bishan Stadium, 7 Bishan Street 14

Nearby eats: The most convenient option is Junction 8 (9 Bishan Place; open: 10am to 10pm daily) where there is a respectable mix of chain eateries. For example, tuck into flame-grilled chicken at Nando's or explore the extensive menu at the Japanese family restaurant Watami.

Alternately, head towards Kim San Leng Coffee Shop (Block 511, Bishan Street 13) where you will spot a long queue at Ming Kee Chicken Rice & Porridge (open: 10am to 9pm, closed on alternate Tuesday). A plate of chicken rice costs $3.50.

If you plan to stay out late, walk farther up north for 15 to 20 minutes and you will hit KPT Coffeeshop (Block 284 Bishan Street 22) where a nameless kway chap stall (open: 8.30pm to 4am or until sold out) is open till the wee hours. Good for long post-rally discussions.

Rally site 2: Toa Payoh Stadium, 297 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh

Nearby eats: Head next door for a quick bite at Safra Toa Payoh (293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh), where you can choose from Western franchise Astons Specialities (open: 11.30am to 10pm daily) and bar-bistro Beer Alley (open: 10 to 1am from Sunday to Thursday, 10 to 3am on Friday and weekend).

Dim sum fans can get their fix across the road at Hong Kong institution Tim Ho Wan (02-02 Hersing Centre, 450 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh; open: 11am to 9pm on weekday, 9am to 9pm on weekend; call 6483-2000).

A hawker favourite among residents is the homemade ban mian from a stall called Ban Mian, at J99 Eating House (Block 186, Toa Payoh Central; open: 6am to 9pm, closed on Sunday), which is next to furniture and electronic store Courts.


Tanjong Pagar GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Chan Chun Sing v SingFirst team led by Mr Tan Jee Say

Rally Site 1: Queenstown Stadium, 473A Sterling Road

Nearby eats: Queenstown Stadium is thin on dinner options, as the stalls in its main hawker centre, the yellow-roofed Mei Ling Market & Food Centre (02-13 Block 159 Mei Ling Street), are closed by lunch time.

Thank goodness for Claypot Small Vegetable Rice then, which is one of the few stalls that open till a decent hour (open: 11am to 9pm, closed on Monday and Thursday). Order its pig trotter bee hoon ($12, above) which comes with chunks of pig trotter meat, fish cake and sweet dried beancurd.

Rally site 2: Sports field in front of Ministry of Education (Evans Road), 21 Evans Road

Nearby eats: Head to Evans Lodge to satisfy your sweet tooth at Assembly Coffee with desserts such as the Assembly Brick Toast ($12), a 6cm-thick piece of bread topped with toasted bread cubes, strawberries, almonds and vanilla ice cream (26 Evans Road; open: 8am to 7pm. Closed on Monday).

Walk next door for another two good restaurants under the same roof: Wildfire (open: 11am to 10.30pm) has a wide selection of burgers, hot dogs and craft beers. Should you need a Milo Dinosaur and a prata (or six) to keep your energy levels up, there is Mr Prata (open: 24 hours) at the end of the building.

Fengshan SMC

Contesting: PAP's Ms Cheryl Chan v WP's Mr Dennis Tan

Rally site: Field along Bedok North Avenue 4, beside SBS Transit Bedok North Bus Park

Nearby eats: WP chairman Sylvia Lim's Instagram post on the orh luak (oyster omelette) at Fengshan Market and Food Centre (Block 85, Bedok North Street 4) might have boosted that stall's popularity, but other delicacies in the food centre are worth checking out, especially when many stalls open till the wee hours. Try the bak chor mee (starts from $2.50) from Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee and Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian stalls, as well as the hokkien mee (starts from $3) from Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster.

Sin Bedok North BBQ Chicken Wing stall's barbecue chicken wings ($1.40 a piece) are also good.

Another supper hangout is Simpang Bedok where there are good halal options. Check out the dim sum and zichar at halal eatery Tang Tea House (357 Bedok Road; open: 11 to 4am daily) and the mega menu at restaurant Spize (336 Bedok Road; open: noon to 2am on weekday, noon to 3am on weekend; call 6734-9194).

For dessert, head to boutique ice cream parlour I Scream (01-109 Block 89 Bedok North Avenue 4; open: 3pm to midnight on Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 3pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday; call 6445-5739) which has funky flavours such as pulut hitam and cempedak as well as the latest craze, Korean dessert bingsu (shaved ice). Here, you are charged by a pay-as-you-weigh system, where prices start at $0.035/gram. So a 100g scoop will cost $3.50.

East Coast GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Lim Swee Say v WP team led by Mr Gerald Giam

Rally site 1: Bedok Stadium, 1 Bedok North Street 2

Nearby eats: Reliable fallbacks are the two malls: Bedok Point (799 New Upper Changi Road; open: 10am to 10pm daily) and Bedok Mall (311 New Upper Changi Road; open: 10am to 10pm daily). Among the offerings are the mega-popular frozen yogurt franchise Llao Llao, dim sum specialist Din Tai Fung and the competitively priced conveyor belt diner Sushi Express.

Otherwise, go to Nakhon Kitchen (01-166, 136 Bedok North Avenue 3; open: 5.30 to 10pm for dinner. Call 6245-5548) for authentic Thai fare at reasonable prices. Finish up with a coffee and cake at Percolate Cafe (01-152B Block 136, Bedok North Avenue 3; open: 10.30am to 9.30pm on Monday, Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 9.30pm, weekend; call 8259-0316).

Rally site 2: Field in front of Block 155 Simei Road

Nearby eats: A 10-minute walk away is Eastpoint mall (3 Simei Street 6; open: 10am to 10pm daily), where you can tuck into crispy Korean fried chicken at Nene Chicken. For something less calorific, check out the authentic family fare at Japanese Teishoku Restaurant Yayoi, which serves a good selection of set meals.

There are also hidden gems in two unlikely places. At the nearby Changi Simei Community Club is zichar restaurant Dynasty Seafood, known for its fish head hotpot (Level 1, 10 Simei Street 2; open: till 11pm; call 6786-3818).

A further trek out at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a halal bistro with live music called Aria (01-205 SUTD Building 2, 8 Somapah Road; open: 10am to 10pm, Monday to Thursday, 10 to 1am, Friday, noon to 1am on Saturday; call 6384-0854). Try the spicy chicken rendang pasta ($8.90) and Tex-Mex Chilli Dog ($8.90).

Mountbatten SMC

Contesting: PAP's Mr Lim Biow Chuan v SPP's Ms Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss

Rally site: Sports field bounded by Stadium Drive and Stadium Boulevard

Nearby eats: Not a promising area in terms of hawker fare or indie eateries.

However, Singapore Sports Hub, where the rally is held, is surrounded by several new malls, where the options are reliable if predictable. Kallang Wave Mall (1 Stadium Place; open: 10am to 10pm daily) and Leisure Park Kallang (5 Stadium Walk; open: 10am to 10pm daily) have restaurants such as French-themed eatery Poulet and steamboat stalwart Coca Restaurant.

Halal options include diner Encik Tan, which serves local fare such as wonton mee and carrot cake.

For a post-rally pint, head to craft beer bar Brewerkz at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (01-06/07 2 Stadium Walk; open: 5pm to midnight, Monday to Thursday, noon to 1am, Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight on Sunday; call 6345-4330). Tuck into its signature burgers, such as the Bistro ($24), a beef patty topped with Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, onions and ranch dressing.

Failing which, there is always McDonald's (200 Stadium Boulevard).

Tampines GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Heng Swee Keat v National Solidarity Party team led by Mr Sebastian Teo

Rally site 1: Field in front of Block 895A Tampines Street 81

Nearby eats: If roti prata and mee goreng are your go-to supper treats, then it is a no-brainer here. Go to the two 24-hour halal joints in the area: Al-Azhar (Block 201D Tampines Street 21; call 6785-1265) and Mr Teh Tarik (01-506 Block 820 Tampines Street 81). Both are within walking distance.

Otherwise, check out Soi Thai Kitchen (01-28 Block 824 Tampines Street 81; open: 5.30 to 9.30pm daily; call 6784-2421), where there are good renditions of tom yum soup ($7) and beef paneang (stewed beef cheeks in red curry, $14).

Alternatively, take a short walk through the HDB blocks to desserts bistro Alt-Yard in Tampines West Community Club (5 Tampines Avenue 3; open 1 to 8.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday). Nibble on its ondeh-ondeh churros ($3.80) or nutella red velvet cupcakes (from $4).

Rally site 2: Field of Ngee Ann Secondary School, 1 Tampines Street 32

Nearby eats: Malls are the safest bet here. Three large ones - Tampines Mall, Tampines 1 and Century Square - are located within a stone's throw, containing all types of cuisine including hotpot outlet JPOT and South Korean cafe Paris Baguette.


Marine Parade GRC

Who is contesting: People's Action Party team led by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin v Workers' Party team led by Mr Yee Jenn Jong

Rally site 1: Field opposite Block 344 Ubi Avenue 1

Nearby eats: An industrial area primarily, the neighbourhood's food options are limited to lunch fare at coffee shops such as Ubi 350 Eating House (350 Ubi Avenue 1).

If you can make it there before 6pm, we recommend the fragrant chicken rice from Far East Chicken Rice (closes at 7.30pm) and crispy yet fluffy prata from Crispy Roti Prata (closes at 6pm).

Rally site 2: Field in front of Block 33 Eunos Crescent

Nearby eats: Just next door to Eunos MRT is the Eunos Crescent Market & Food Centre (Block 4A Eunos Crescent) where must-tries are the mee goreng from Ali Baba and silky kway chap at Whampoa Kway Chap.

Vegans can head east for different types of meatless burgers at fast food joint VeganBurg (above, 44 Jalan Eunos; open: 11.30am to 10pm on weekday and Saturday, 10.30am to 10pm on Sunday, last order at 9.45pm; Call 6844-6868).

Lastly, there's Eunos' zichar institution: Le Chasseur (Block 27 Eunos Road 2; open: 5.30 to 9.30pm for dinner service daily. Call 6337-7677).

Do not be deceived by its French name as the dishes are all local, with bestsellers such as claypot chicken rice ($12 for a small pot, $21 for large) and barbecued cuttlefish ($4 for 100g).

MacPherson SMC

Who is contesting: PAP's Ms Tin Pei Ling v Workers' Party's Mr Bernard Chen v National Solidarity Party's Mr Cheo Chai Chen

Rally site: Field bounded by PIE, Paya Lebar Road and Circuit Road

Nearby eats: The mature estate has some of the best vegetarian food in Singapore. Most eateries are clustered around Blocks 79 and 79A Circuit Road Food Centre, and at least four of these stalls open past midnight. A standout is Victor's Vegetarian Food (open: 2.30 to 11pm, closed on Sunday) which specialises in mock meat dishes such as chicken satay and otah.

If you do not want hawker fare, head over to MacPherson Community Club's Nom Bistro & Bakery (Level 1, 400 Paya Lebar Way; open: 11am to 11pm daily, last order for mains is at 9.45pm and 10.30pm for desserts and drinks; call 6747-3839). This charming cafe specialises in cakes including the Instagram-worthy rainbow cakes (from $8.90 a slice), which comes in four flavours.

Just across the PIE and a short walk across an overhead bridge is Thai restaurant Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe (01-35, Block 115 Aljunied Avenue 2; open: 11am to midnight daily; call 6747-8558) where diners can get classic Thai dishes and mookata (Thai-style barbecue steamboat) at reasonable prices. A plate of stir-fried minced pork with Thai basil and rice costs $5.

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Vivian Balakrishnan v Singapore Democratic Party led by Mr Chee Soon Juan

Rally Site 1: Field along Commonwealth Avenue, beside Commonwealth MRT

Nearby eats: You could refuel at a Koufu food court flanked by two HDB blocks opposite the train station, but heading farther out will yield more interesting options.

Walk towards Tanglin Halt estate for The Milky Way Ice-cream & Coffee (01-333, Block 48 Tanglin Halt; open: Sunday to Thursday, 1 to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 11pm, closed on Tuesday) and Richie's Curry Puff, (01-325, Block 47 Tanglin Halt Road; open 24 hours).

Or head in the opposite direction along Commonwealth Drive to Two Chefs Eating Place, a zichar stall run by two brothers (01-129, 116 Commonwealth Crescent; open: Monday, 5 to 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5 to 11.30pm) Try its butter pork ribs ($8).

Rally Site 2: Field in front of Block 204 Clementi Avenue 6

Nearby eats: The nearest eatery, at the foot of an HDB block, is Collin's Grille Bento, which offers Western fare (01-335, Block 308 Clementi Avenue 4 ; open: 11am to 9.30pm).

Further down Commonwealth Avenue West road, next to Clementi Mall, is Banana Leaf BBQ Seafood (01-271, Block 450 Clementi Avenue 3; open: 11am to midnight), which is known for its sambal stingray (from $8, depending on weight).

Or trek over to Botak Jones, on the other side of the MRT station, which serves generous portions of Western fare such as its massive Botak burger ($15.90) and double-portion fish & chips ($21.50). (Block 325 Clementi Avenue 5; open: 10.30am to 9.30pm).

West Coast GRC

Contesting: PAP team by Mr Lim Hng Kiang v The Reform Party led by Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam

Rally Site 1: Field at West Coast Park, beside Carpark 3

Nearby eats: Go to West Coast Plaza, where Xin Wang Cafe on the ground floor serves Hong Kong street favourites till the wee hours (West Coast Plaza, 156 West Coast Road; open: Monday to Friday, 11 to 4am, weekends, 9 to 4am).

For a quick dinner before the rally, walk across to the sprawling West Coast Market and Food Centre (726 Clementi West Street 2). Slurp up cheap and satisfying fishball noodles ($2.50) from Soon Lee Fishball Noodle and the fried carrot cake ($2.50) from Gui Ji is always a good bet.

Rally Site 2: Clementi Stadium, 10 West Coast Walk

Nearby eats: We recommend having dinner before heading to the rally, because there are not many late-night options here.

Have a plate of Indian rojak from the famous Abdhus Salam Rojak at the Ayer Rajah Food Centre, which is to the left of the stadium (Stall 73, Block 503 West Coast Drive; open: 10.30am to 11.30pm), or tuck into Asian and European-inspired nosh at W39 Bistro & Bakery (39 Jalan Mas Puteh; open: Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 10pm, weekend, 9am to 10pm, closed on Monday).

And do not forget perennial family favourite Jack's Place, right behind the stadium at West Coast Recreation Centre (01-04/05/06, 12 West Coast Walk; open: 11am to 10.30pm).

Chua Chu Kang GRC

Contesting: PAP team led by Mr Gan Kim Yong v People's Power Party led by Mr Goh Meng Seng

Rally Site 1: Field of Chua Chu Kang Secondary School, 3 Teck Whye Crescent

Nearby eats: Cut through the HDB blocks at the back of the school to reach a coffeeshop at 145 Teck Whye Avenue which sits on the fringe of the neighbourhood's shopping area of sundry shops.

For roasted duck noodles, walk past the coffee shop to Choo Chiang Roasted Meat Noodle House located at Chin Sin Eating House (143 Teck Whye Lane; open 24 hours). The franchise specialises in roasted duck, pork and char siew noodles (prices from $3.50).

Rally Site 2: Bukit Gombak Stadium, 800 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5

Nearby eats: Walk to nearby Bukit Gombak MRT where you can grab a snack at bakeries and eateries, such as the Ananas Cafe (open: 6.30am to 10pm), which serves nasi lemak and chicken wings all for under $10.

For a longer sit-down affair, cross the road and walk to the left of the quadrangle to Alif Restaurant for a frothy glass of teh tarik ($1.20) and halal favourites such as Maggi mee goreng ($4) and prata ($2). (01-204, 374 Bukit Batok Street 31; open: 24 hours).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2015, with the headline 'Fengshan SMC Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Tampines GRC East Coast GRC Rally bites Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Hougang SMC Potong Pasir SMC Punggol East SMC Ang Mo Kio GRC Aljunied GRC Mountbatten SMC Tanjong Pagar GRC'. Print Edition | Subscribe