Out by the northern end of the western runway for Singapore’s Changi Airport is Changi Village. A nice area with a hotel, heaps of restaurants and a hawker center all a short walk from the beach.
There’s also a microbrewery called Little Island Brewing.
From City Hall I’d jumped on the train all the way to the end of the line, Pasir Ris. From Pasir Ris you can jump on a bus, or take a taxi, to Changi Village. I chose the taxi option and the ride was around 10 minutes.
I’d originally thought about grabbing a bite to eat at the hawker center before heading for a drink but a number of stalls were closed, as this was the week between Christmas and New Year, and those that were open were packed. I decided to head to the brewery for a drink and then I found that they also serve food.
Before I get onto the beer I need to talk about the food. One of the options was a wagyu beef brisket burger with chips for $18. I’m a bit of a sucker for BBQed meat so I was interested in what this would be like.
Well… all I can say was that this was an exquisite burger. Fresh, perfectly cooked and juicy. The bun was firm (though it did fall to pieces before I finished) and the fried chips were perfectly cooked and not overly salty.
Foodwise lunch was a 10 out of 10.
You can get your first pint for $5 with your meal. For your subsequent beers you need to purchase a pre-paid card that you then use on some really modern beer taps.
When you want a beer you grab a clean glass out of the fridge. Once you’ve chosen which beer you want you swipe your card, press the yes button and pour your own beer. You pay for the beer by the milliliter, and each beer has it’s own per milliliter cost. A really cool system! It looks like beers cost about $10/pint on average.
The beer’s that are available on tap constantly change so you could keep coming back here and not be bored.
Definitely worth the train trip.