If there’s a place in Singapore that is reminiscent of shopping in Bangkok, Golden Mile Complex would be the first thought that comes to mind. Often referred to as the “Little Thailand” of Singapore, Golden Mile Complex has over 400 stalls comprising exotic Thai eateries, clubs, grocery and retail stores. Home to many tourist agencies as well, it serves as a popular gathering spot for travellers to go to Malaysia by coach.
However, after nearly 50 years, the conserved building will be closing its doors soon as it was sold to a consortium in early May. Thus, we have created a checklist of some places you must check out before Golden Mile Complex closes.
#1 Enclave Bar
If you are into the nightlife scene but would like to visit somewhere out of the ordinary, Enclave Bar is your best bet. Tucked in the linkway between Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower, you may not even realise that it is a bar until you enter. With neon signs and pop-punk songs grooving through the night, Enclave Bar offers a cosy yet vintage feel for people looking for a place to hang out and relish in craft beers, cocktails and delicious Thai food.
Unit Number: #B1-05/06
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday (6pm- 12am), Friday to Saturday (6pm- 2am)
If you are looking for specific skincare and cosmetic brands from Thailand, Face and Body is your one-stop shop. With two separate stores in Golden Mile Complex, Face and Body is undisputedly Singapore’s shopping haven for lovers of Thai beauty and essential products.
Unit Number: #01-66H &
#02-43 [Shifted to City Gate, #01-01]
Opening hours: Daily, 10:30am- 9pm
#3 Nang Sabai Thai Food
Located near the taxi stand of Golden Mile Complex, Nang Sabai Thai Food is our favourite go-to place for authentic Thai food. With stronger and more intense flavours, this place is often swarming with Thai locals as Nang Sabai’s dishes are similar to what you will get along the streets of Thailand. Check out our video bringing our good friend Chee Huan to Nang Sabai Thai Food!
Unit Number: #01-20 [Shifted to Golden Mile Tower, #01-37]
#4 Add Thai Vegetable
Located next to Nang Sabai Thai Food, Add Thai Vegetable Grocery Store sells an extensive range of uncommon Thai fruits and fresh produce shipped in weekly from Hatyai Thailand.
Unit Number: #01-19
#5 Sap Ubon Thai Cuisine
If you have seen our article or video with Tiktok star Khun Mew, you would know that Sap Udon Thai Cuisine is one of our favourite places for authentic Thai street food and Isaan cuisine. Our top picks are Basil Seafood with rice, Thai Roasted Pork Ubon and spicy Thai grilled pork salad.
Unit Number: #B1-08
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 10:30pm
#6 BeerThai House 2
BeerThai House 2 started its operations in 2012 after relocating from Golden Mile Tower. It was founded by home-grown Thai chef, Chef Somsak, who has won several awards for his food creations and had the opportunity to cook for the Princess of Thailand when she visited Singapore. Some of BeerThai’s signature dishes include seafood and Thai traditional salads, which have been refined to satisfy the palate of both Thais and locals.
Unit Number: #01-29/30/31
Opening hours: Daily, 11am- 10pm
#7 Room 0416
If you take the lift up to the 4th floor, you will reach Room 0416, a multi-purpose arts studio that occasionally collaborates with external organisations to host music and dance productions. Ranging from live music sessions to exhilarating dance battles, Room 0416 serves as an ideal destination to connect with like-minded individuals in the arts scene. It also has rooms available for booking if you are looking for a place to hold a private event or rehearsal. Be sure to check out their website and social media to stay in the loop about upcoming events and workshops!
Unit Number: #04-16
Opening hours: Subjected to event/ workshop dates
#8 D’Hive by Korei Pte Ltd
Another hidden gem on the 4th floor of Golden Mile Complex is D’Hive, Singapore’s largest diecast store for avid collectors to gather and share their personal collection. With their motto being “Bring Out The Kid In You”, the peaceful chill-out corner at D’Hive sets the scene for individuals to reminisce their childhood of trading and collecting diecasts. While some items are not for sale, other collectibles like Hot Wheels can be purchased at reasonable prices.
Unit Number: #04-19
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday (12pm- 8pm)
#9 Thai Supermarket
Established as Singapore’s first and only Thai supermarket since 1985, the Thai Supermarket at Level 2 sells a wide range of Thai products that will make you feel like you are shopping in Big C or Top’s Supermarket in Bangkok.
If you are craving for Thai street food, AroiMakMak recommends you to try the pandan pancakes, fried banana fritters and crepes from various snack stalls located within the supermarket.
Unit Number: #02-64
Opening hours: Daily, 9:30am- 9:30pm
#10 New Udon Mookata
If you are a fan of mookata, New Udon Mookata is a must-visit. Established in 2007, it was the first authentic Thai mookata restaurant that opened in Singapore. What makes Udon Mookata unique is the marination of its ingredients and special dipping sauce, which speaks volumes about the long queues during the weekend. With a second outlet opening at Foch Road and more outlets set to open in the future, New Udon Mookata is here to stay.
Unit Number: #01-66B
Opening hours: 24 hours
With all these amazing places to check out, we hope to have inspired you to visit Golden Mile Complex for a proper Thai experience (or two) before it closes. Although we are sad to see it shut its doors, we are also excited to see what the future holds for the “Little Thailand” of Singapore. We promise to keep you up-to-date once we know of any exciting developments, so stay tuned!