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Love Checking Out Cafes And Stylish Shops? This Event Will Be Perfect For You

Jalan Besar may be better known for its lighting shops and late night food options but in recent years, it’s quietly become a hotspot for all sorts of creative types and cafes – think of it as a creative “kampung” of sorts for the modern day.

Celebrating that spirit is 1KM – a four day event (October 5 – 8) this weekend that aims to invite the public on a walk to discover the rich trove of various creative disciplines and cafes in and around the Jalan Besar area.

From popular stalwart cafes such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware and The Refinery to private creative studios opening their doors to the public for the first time, there’s frankly a lot going over the four days – 21 events in total. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the ones that have caught our eye: