Room To Imagine is an art studio located in a charming shophouse in the vibrant neighbourhood of Jalan Besar where old meets new. Sitting cosy at the top level of the shophouse, the space enjoys plenty of natural light and large windows looking out to greenery. It is an inspiring space perfect for art-making.

The studio is within walking distance of two MRT stations and is well-serviced by a number of buses, making it easily accessible from the CBD area and other locations.


Address: 395 Jalan Besar, #04-01, Singapore 209006
Opening Hours: By appointment only

Do note that this is a walk-up shophouse with no lift access. Sensible footwear is recommended 😉


Nearest MRT Station(s):
(DTL) Bendemeer Station – Take Exit A, walk for 7 minutes following the map above.
(NEL) Farrer Park Station – Take Exit G, walk for 9 minutes, or follow instructions in map above.
(EWL) Lavender Station – Take Exit B, board Bus 133 or 145, alight at Arc 380 and walk over.

Nearest Bus Stop(s):
Hoa Nam Building (Stop ID: 07329) – Bus 21, 21A, 64, 65, 66, 67, 67W, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 147A, 857
Arc 380 (Stop ID: 07351) – Bus 13, 67, 67W, 133, 141, 145

By Taxi:
Alight along Jalan Besar Road. Look out for a Nippon Paint shop on the ground level (Aikly Paints & Chemical Pte Ltd).

By Car:
Option 1: Park along Jalan Besar Road (limited parking lots)
Option 2: Park at Sturdee Road carpark
Parking charges at $0.60 per half hour from 8.30AM to 10.00PM daily, including Sunday and Public Holiday


Touted as the grittier cousin of Tiong Bahru, Jalan Besar has long been a foodie destination and is now growing as an unofficial creative cluster. Walking around, you are likely see numerous hardware stores and industrial goods merchants, traditional eateries as well as some seedy establishments. And if you take time to explore further, there is a new crop of hip eateries, cool bars and creative offices hidden among the shophouses and industrial buildings. So do plan for some time before or after the workshop at our studio to explore the many facades of this vibrant neighbourhood!

Here are some interesting places nearby that you may want to put on your exploration list:

For a caffeine fix – Chye Seng Huat Hardware | Liberty Coffee | The Coffee Shot

For that sweet tooth Two BakersThe Tiramisu HeroWimbly Lu @ Tyrwhitt | OLLELA | Butter Studio | Creamery Boutique Ice Creams

For a hearty meal or drinks – The Bravery Cafe | The Refinery | CreatureS | alittle tashiDruggists | The Whiskey Library

For a taste of the traditional Sin Hoe Huat CafeChar | Original Serangoon Fried Hokkien Mee | Scissors Cut Curry Rice | Swee Choon Tim Sum | Berseh Food Centre

Instaworthy spots: Petain Road conservation shophousesKam Leng Hotel | Jalan Besar in general

Creative spaces: Emporium of the Modern ManYour MOTHER Gallery | Katia Verde Art Gallery | Onlewo

Self-guided walk: Jalan Besar Heritage Trail