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Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 5:49 pm
by lisalisadc
BigSis wrote:There was an article in the newspaper about them wanting to develop the Marine Cove area (where Scruffy's is) but at the time there was a bit of uncertainty about what was going to happen and I'm not sure if they've sorted it out yet.

The national parks were buying it back off whoever owns it and wanted to develop it to improve beach access or something..........I don't know what they think the problem with beach access is at the moment - it doesn't seem to be a problem as far as I can see......but that's what it said.

There are a lot of businesses there which could potentially be affected by all this - if I was the new owner of the BFD I wouldn't be too pleased as it has only just been refurbished.

However, the article I read mentioned March or April as the time when the businesses will find out what is happening.

As for pubs on the East Coast - there aren't really that many around the Cote D'Azure (or not within walking distance). There are a few hawker centres and things where you can get a cheap beer or there are a few places on East Coast Rd. There's also Mel's Place on East Coast Rd/Still Rd corner which is quite nice to sit out at (it's one of the few bars around with a beer garden) and at Siglap there's the Dog and Bone as mentioned or my new favourite, the Sidewalk Tavern, or there's the grotty hawker centre by the Siglap Centre (my other favourite :) ) or the posher hawker near Fairprice and there are a couple of other bars worth checking out such as the Wine on Nine (or some such name) and there's the Fern Loft (which I think is still a backpacker place but with a bar downstairs) and there's a new one called Next Door or something which is expensive (well, really they're all quite expensive apart from the Hawkers, but that new one was charging about $5 more for the same imported ciders and beers as they sell up the road at the Sidewalk).
Is there anyone we can write to about closing Marine Cove area (where Scruffy's is) down? Permit office? Town council? Progress does not equal new parking garage. They need to increase the bus service to ECP and/or have the shops/restaurants provide a shuttle to the MRT.

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:34 pm
by BigSis
The East Coast Park is managed by the National Parks so you could try them. In the article I read I'm pretty sure it said they were buying it back off whoever owned it, but it might have been them who were selling it (it was a while ago that I read it and I can't remember exactly what it said but if you tried searching on google for it you might find it - it was in one of the newspapers - possibly the Today newspaper)

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013 11:31 am
by yashuo
You can try the pub/bar of the Fernloft hostel, which is a street level, in the Siglap area (693 East Coast Road). It is on the same block as the Raffles Hospital on Siglap Rd.

Please note that I'm not recommending the hostel (accoms part).

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013 11:41 am
by bgd
It's called George's and has just moved 3 doors down from its former location.

This thread is 3 years old so I hope the OP has already found plenty of suitable places.