Five types of people you’ll meet in Balestier

Balestier is a sub-zone of the Novena planning area, known for its quirky, eclectic character. Nestled right next to its more reserved and upmarket main planning area Novena, and mere minutes away from Orchard Road by car, Balestier is one of those unpolished and ever-so-slightly seedy pockets of Singapore beautifully cobbled together from different walks of life.
Take a stroll through this — admittedly — mildly congested, busy part of central Singapore, and you’ll soon come across five types of folk who frequent the vicinity.