One of the things I love about blogging is that while I share about the great places I found when out with the kids, my readers share with me MORE places to visit. So despite Singapore being such a small country, I never seem to run out of places to blog about? Five Square is one of those places that a reader told me about through my Eateries with Play Areas page.
Five Square is located in the CBD area. On weekdays, it serves as a food-court style lunch venue for the working crowd and a bar for unwinding after work.
But on Saturdays, it transforms into a family hangout with Family Fun Fun @ Five Square!
As the poster suggests, on Fun Fun Saturdays, you can shop, feast and play. Let’s start with play – since that was what we were there for primarily.
Play @ Five Square
There were two play areas at Five Square. The first area was meant for children aged 0 to 3 and comprised of a play pen and ball pit.
This area was indoors and air-conditioned.
5 year old MF was too old for these, but 3 year old MY enjoyed the slide and ball pit.
There were also some ride-on vehicles lying around.
Again, MF had kind of outgrown these so it was just MY who enjoyed the rides.
So where was MF all these time?
Yep, the bouncy castle! The bouncy castle was outdoors but it was under the shelter. We were there on a hot and sunny afternoon, but it wasn’t too hot in the bouncy castle.
The bouncy castle was meant for 4 to 12 years old, but MY joined in the fun nevertheless.
The boys went absolutely crazy over the bouncy castle!
And while the boys went flying all over the bouncy castle, there were TV screens showing soccer so that the dad could watch his soccer games while still keeping an eye on the kids outside.
Also, there was a coin-operated pool table. So it wasn’t just fun for the kids but also fun for the adults!
Feast @ Five Square
As I mentioned earlier, Five Square operated pretty much like a food court. Five Square, as the name suggested, was a collection of stalls from five restaurants with a shared seating area. The five stalls provided a good mix of food variety.
- Cinqo Tapas (Tapas and pizzas)
- Omnivore (Salads and grills)
- Gogibox (Korean)
- Teppei (Japanese)
- Grub Noodles
High chairs were readily available.
To order, there was a machine at each stall where we could place our order and make payment at. When the food was a ready, an SMS was sent to our phone asking us to collect our food.
We tried out 3 different stalls and they were all pretty decent. From Gogibox, we ordered a bulgogi plate with additional meat.
From Omnivore, we ordered a grilled chicken ($12.80).
From Grub Noodle, we ordered a dry kurobuta pork collar noodle ($12.90). This was my favourite dish.
The dry kurobuta noodles came with a large bowl of soup with a generous serving of pork slices! All these for only $12.90. I thought it was extremely value for money!
Also from Grub Noodle, we ordered Chicken Drumlets with Mentaiko Mayo. ($7.90)
It was super yumz! The drumlets were very crispy and I loved the mentaiko dip. I was scrapping the last bits of dip from the saucer towards the last drumlet.
Besides the five food stalls, there was also a drink + fruits stall. The drinks were reasonably priced. Very often when I visit cafes with play areas, I find myself forking out at least $5 for a coffee while the kids played there. But here, I could just get a $2 kopi. I mean, of course I shouldn’t be comparing latte with kopi, but since my primary purpose was to let the kids play, the cheaper the drink the better.
We tried the fruit juice and it was not bad. Not too diluted or icey.
Shop @ Five Square
And of course there was the flea market in the middle of the food court. But I didn’t pay much attention to it because I’m not really a shopping person. I prefer to just sit back and drink my kopi.
I love how Five Square has ample seating which makes it very conducive for gathering with friends and family. I like how they have separate play areas for toddlers and older children, plus entertainment for adults such as TV, pool table and flea market. The food was very reasonably priced and I especially enjoyed the noodles and chicken from Grub Noodle. This is a place I would definitely visit again.
Information on Five Square
Address: 1 Pickering Street, Great Eastern Centre #01-03, Singapore 048659
Getting there: 5 min walk from Chinatown Station (NE4 / DT19) – Chinatown Point exit. Great Eastern Centre is beside Parkroyal on Pickering.
- Mon – Sat 10am -12am
- Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
- Family Fun Activities are available only on Saturdays 12 – 8pm
Tel: 8798 0245
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