Singapore is a city packed with great food, culture and design. It's a metropolis that keeps giving with breath-taking cityscapes, wonderful food and cutting edge wizardry that will stop you in your tracks. Here we check out some of the current attractions that will help you make the most of these experiences and keep you ahead of the curve.
La Dame de Pic
What: If you’re up for splashing out and you want a talk-about meal, this new restaurant, run by arguably the world’s greatest female chef, has to be on your list. The decor is bold, beautiful and packed with feminine charm, but it’s Pic's sybaritic, sauce-driven cooking which commands attention. Her lightness of touch is underscored by amazing depth and her way with interesting flavour combinations is second to none. Don’t miss the signature berlingots.
Where: La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Dusk Restaurant & Bar at Faber Peak
What: If you’re looking for a weekend activity you can do much worse than catching the cable car to Faber Peak and watching the sun go down from 100m above sea level.Food is a roster of international favourites, from snails to Caesar salads, fish and chips to seafood linguine. But it’s not expensive and pretty perfect when washed down with a weekend Mojito or Long Island Iced Tea. Live music on Friday and Saturday is currently suspended (September 2020).
Where: Dusk, Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore, 099203
What: Get yourself down to RWS’s S.E.A Aquarium before the end of October and grab yourself one of Aqua Gastronomy’s gourmet pods for a gourmet experience with difference and depth. Amidst an oceanic kaleidoscope of marine life and colour, not to mention underwater sounds and music, you’ll be in for not only a visual feast but a gastronomic one too. Expect the best in scallops, prawns and langoustine, as well as plenty of local fish.
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Skybar at Cé La Vi
What: Singapore must-visit or slightly over-rated tourist attraction? It’s the former for us. Fun, febrile and futuristic, first-timers never fail to love this outdoor eerie affording arguably the best 360 degree views of Singapore, from the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. Not only are these views second to none, the Cé La Vi ambience is right up there too, p[articularly if the music (and dance floor) of the Club Lounge is in full flow. Brand new in August 2020 is the introduction of Bao bun casual dining at Cé La Vi, following its successful launch in Tokyo. So grab yourself a cocktail and a bao bun and soak up the fun.
Where: Skybar at Cé La Vi, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Smoke & Mirrors
Another place to watch the sun die over the horizon is at Smoke and Mirrors, an urban-tastic bar atop the National Gallery looking over The Esplanade, The Pedang and the Marina Bay Sands. There’s a good crowd and pukka interiors to look at, too, and the cocktail team is one of the best and most creative in town. Try their innovative food pairings or tasty bar snacks. You won’t be disappointed.
Where: Smoke & Mirrors, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Manhattan is a swanky metropolitan meeting place that seems to fit perfectly with the Singapore vibe, particularly if you are looking for classy cocktails from a team who know their stuff. The history of cocktails is a bit of side-line fun, and you can soak it all up with American staples like fried chicken waffles, burgers and steak.
Where: Manhattan, Level 2, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore, 249715