There are so many things to do in Changi! You can snap Instagram-worthy pics and tuck into world-class dining at Jewel Changi Airport, or work up a sweat hunting down dinosaurs on the Jurassic Mile

If you crave new experiences and are constantly on the lookout for the newest and hippest hangout, pencil in a day to visit Cosford Container Park with your friends. At Singapore’s largest food and beverage container park, you can take your pick from an array of international cuisines, which include eateries like Ishiro, which is a popular Japanese chain, The Slice House, which serves freshly baked pizzas, and Boon Tat Street Seafood, a which is a renowned zhichar stall.

The park is situated on a historic site where heavy artillery used to be housed during the Second World War. Did you know that this site was part of SIngapore’s coastal defence network that the British built in the 1930s? There used to be three 15-inch guns mounted on this plot of land, which has since been recognised as a historic site by the National Heritage Board. These guns pointed out to sea to defend the island from enemies sailing toward Singapore, but when the Japanese landed in 1942, two of these guns were turned towards the land for the first time, to fire at the invaders.

Opened on 29 January 2024, Cosford Container Park is located at 30 Cosford Road, and has over 340 seats for diners. It has an outdoor stage for sports screenings, and is also where local musical acts like Bikerband, Eclipse, Hunger Tanks and Rock Rosettes perform weekly. 

Our favourite part of Cosford Container Park is its rooftop bar, the School of Cambridge, which serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and invites you to enjoy a panoramic view of planes landing and taking off.

What to eat at Cosford Container Park

Boon Tat Street Seafood

Cuisine: Singaporean

If you’re craving zi char (local Chinese communal dishes), you’ll want to check out Boon Tat Street Seafood. This outpost is opened by the original Boon Tat Street Seafood from Singapore’s Central Business District. This establishment is famous for classics like its black pepper crab, sambal stingray, cereal prawns, and its special sambal (chilli paste) that the chefs make by hand.

Cost: About S$10 to S$30 for most dishes

The Singapore Blue Lobster

Cuisine: Seafood

Enjoy a whole lobster for just S$24.90! Fans of seafood will love The Singapore Blue Lobster, which treats diners to fresh oysters, double shell crabs, lobsters grilled in various styles and more. This stall’s crustacean specialties might be more expensive than the dishes of other stalls, but they are still good bang for your buck.

Cost: About S$25 to S$100 per dish

Let’s BBQ Bar

Cuisine: Taiwanese

If you miss Taiwanese street food, the good news is that you won’t need to fly all the way to Taiwan. Simply head to Let’s BBQ Bar and pick from a variety of skewers, which includes seafood, vegetables and a wide variety of meats. Let this stall’s staff know how spicy you’d like your skewers to be: mild, medium or extra spicy.

Cost: About S$1.80 to S$6.80 per skewer

Hello Butter Chicken

Cuisine: Indian

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy casual Indian cuisine by Michelin-starred Chef Manjunath Mural! In 2016 when Chef Manjunath worked in Song of India, he became the first Indian Executive Chef to score a Michelin Star for an Indian restaurant in Southeast Asia. He and Song of India would clinch a Michelin Star for four consecutive years. After departing from Song of India, Chef Manjunath founded Hello Butter Chicken, where he invites diners to relish Indian dishes like Paneer Makhani, Biryani Bucket and Butter Chicken Open Wrap at affordable prices.

Cost: About S$10 to S$20 per dish

ETC (Eat That Chicken)

Cuisine: Korean

For a taste of Korea, visit ETC, which serves crispy chicken that’s fried Korean style. Pick from a variety of flavours and pair your fried chicken with Korean classics like kimchi and tteokbokki! If you happen to live or work nearby, you’ll be glad to know that ETC’s lunch specials are affordably priced at S$9.90 per meal.

Cost: About S$10 to S$20 per dish

Ishiro

Cuisine: Japanese

Ishiro is a fast-growing Japanese chain that serves Japanese staples like sashimi and curry rice. Ishiro’s star dishes are its rice bowl dishes, which have toppings like succulent pork, unagi and mentaiko salmon. Besides rice bowls, Ishiro also serves udon bowls, tempura and combo bowls that can be customised.

Cost: About S$10 to S$15 per bowl

Streets of Bangkok

Cuisine: Thai

Streets of Bangkok invites you to savour quintessential flavours of Thailand, like Thai boat noodles, pad thai and pineapple fried rice. If you’re in the mood for something warm and soupy, opt for this stall’s acclaimed Tomyum Mama Hot Pot. For dessert, order Streets of Bangkok’s mango sticky rice.

Cost: About S$10 to S$20 per dish

The Slice House

Cuisine: American-style meats

Don’t pass on The Slice House, whose head chef, Vicknesh, simmers the house’s meats in a wood smoker. Trained in Nashville, Tennessee, Vicknesh flavours his meats with a special blend of spices, and carefully smokes them until they are succulent and tender, before topping his freshly baked pizzas with these meats. If you’re wondering what to order, opt for Chef Vicknesh’s star dishes like his Pulled Beef Sloppy Burger, The Slice House Fries, and American Dream Pizza.

Cost: About S$8 to S$30 per dish

Creamy Duck

Cuisine: Desserts

You don’t need to fly to France to enjoy authentic French desserts! Dive into a litany of sweet treats at Creamy Duck, which was founded in 2009 by Ms Jada, a former museum curator trained in Cordon Bleu. She channels her passion for desserts into her delectable cakes, shakes, ice creams and waffles.

Cost: About S$10 to S$20 per dish

Tarts Man

Cuisine: Desserts

If you’d like to indulge in more desserts, head to Tarts Man, where, as you can infer from its name, you’ll be treated to a multitude of perfectly made tarts. Pick from a wide variety of savoury flavours! Don’t pass on this eatery’s best-selling tarts like its cheese and steak tart, smoked bacon tart, and tomato and mozzarella tart.

Cost: About S$3.50 per tart

Cluny & LUK’ERS

Cuisine: Peranakan and drinks

A cyberpunk-themed bar, LUK’ERS was first established in Alexandra Retail Centre. Its new outpost in Cosford Container Park has partnered with Cluny, a famous food court from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, to serve Peranakan classics like laksa, prawn noodles and mee rebus. Cluny also serves traditional SIngaporean breakfast items like kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs and local-style coffee.

Cost: About S$10 to S$20 per dish

School of Cambridge

Cuisine: Drinks

Savour artisanal cocktails and bar bites at School of Cambridge, a scenic rooftop bar that offers guests an unblocked view of Changi Airport. While you sip on one of School of Cambridge’s many unique cocktails, you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view of airplanes landing in our world-class airport.

Cost: About S$16 to S$20 per cocktail

Getting to Cosford Container Park

You can take bus 29 from Tampines MRT or bus 2 from Upper Changi MRT to the bus stop after St. John’s Crescent (bus stop 75009) along Upper Changi Road North. From this bus stop, you can either hop aboard a free bus that shuttles between this bus stop and Cosford Container Park daily from 5pm to 11pm, or walk 10 minutes to reach Cosford Container Park. The shuttle bus arrives every ten minutes.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 1pm; Sat, Sun and public holidays 8:30am to 1am
Phone number: 6734 7896 / 8051 6136
Website: cosfordcontainerpark.com

 

Cosford Container Park holds open-air markets on some weekends and the next one is scheduled for 22 and 23 June 2024. The park has also begun holding HPB: MOVE IT workout classes every Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Stay tuned to Cosford Container Park’s social media channels (@cosfordcontainerpark on Instagram and Facebook), because the venue will soon be announcing more events, like art jamming workshops and face painting pop-ups for kids.

If you’re visiting Singapore or have a lay over in Singapore, be sure take some time to explore Changi Airport and Jewel Changi Airport

There’s lots for both tourists and locals to see and do in the Changi precinct too, including explore Changi Village and visit its eclectic cafes.

 

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