This picturesque Punggol Park bistro serves up food with a side of philanthropy

For a peaceful retreat away from Singapore’s skyscrapers, Punggol Park is a cluster of greenery housing a casual bistro with idyllic lakeside views. A new concept by the team behind the Timbre Group, Five & 2 takes over the 230-seater space formerly occupied by Wild Oats, and dishes out good food for a good cause.


This picturesque Punggol Park bistro serves up food with a side of philanthropy

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Its name refers to the eatery’s policy of giving out one free nutritious meal to a child from a “resource-poor background” for every five meals sold, as well as its two social missions — to feed the underprivileged in the community and to create an inclusive workplace environment with equal job opportunities for all, including individuals with disabilities and former prison inmates.



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To ease the duties of its employees, Five & 2 relies on the concept of self-service quite a bit, with touch-and-pay ordering machines, a tray return counter where you can get your $1 deposit back, and automated drink dispensers that shake up cocktails and mocktails with pre-programmed recipes.



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On the Asian-influenced menu, you’ll find items like Sarawak curry chicken ($12.80), crab meat pasta ($18.80), herbal chicken soup ($10.80), and Thai green beef curry ($10.80). Wash it all down with boozy concoctions such as Whisky Lemak ($12), a mix of coconut- and pandan-infused whiskey, butterscotch liqueur, and milk, or Ang-Mo-Politan ($12), a blend of Cointreau, Japanese cucumber-infused vodka, cranberry juice, and calamansi juice.



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It’s decent grub in a tranquil spot, ideal for whiling the weekend away — especially if you already live in the neighborhood.

Five & 2 is at Punggol Park, 97 Hougang Ave 8. Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 4pm-1am, Sun 4pm-11pm.

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