Flowerbed Kitchen & Bar

This establishment is using former MediaWorks artiste Benjamin Heng as its drawcard to this homestyle restaurant-by-day and a chillout bar-by-night (though the kitchen is open for dinner too). It prides itself on the handmade noodles, served in several styles, such as fried in tom yam, but we prefer the kong bak pau (stewed pork belly […]


For a place to lounge around to recover from an afternoon of shopping, or just to hang out at night, consider the new chillout hangout, MezeBar. Decked up with plush cushions and designer armchairs against funky jazz music, MezeBar serves up dim sum (renamed Asian tapas) and teeny tiny desserts. An “a la carte buffet” […]


The hype has died down considerably since this underwater world in a restaurant opened as Nude Supperclub. The entrance is via the shopping mall, which doesn’t do it any favors, but once inside you are ensconced in candlelight, with chandeliers, massive Buddha heads, and sharks prowling the sweeping arc of a huge fish tank. When […]

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

We easily found our way to Paulaner Brauhaus one midweek night, and were ushered to the dining area on the second floor of the three-storey microbrewery. It was surprisingly empty, but that meant better service all around. The high ceiling coupled with warm country-styled décor provided a delightful balance of airy cool and warmth. As […]

Pool Grill

We were impressed by the setting of this hotel poolside restaurant. Two covered areas right alongside the sleek modern pool surrounded by greenery create a lovely alfresco setting where patrons can sit outside without being held hostage to the heat. The serene and calm setting belies this restaurant’s location right in the heart of Orchard […]

Giraffe Restaurant And Bar

Coupled with just the right touches (such as warm colorful lights and sensual lounge music) to make the place cozy, Giraffe is a new two storey restaurant-cum-bar that scores on ambiance. It has sleek and minimalist décor with dashes of sophistication. The menu flaunts primarily continental cuisine. We started our meal with the buffalo mozzarella […]

Ian Wright

Traveler-comedian Ian Wright was recently in Singapore to launch Discovery Travel and Living’s brand new series VIP Weekends with Ian Wright. Packing only his eccentric personality, this globe trekker is the epitome of the good old fashioned backpacker. We’ve seen him cruise through rough terrains, pull out all his clothes and jump into numerous lakes and seas, but can he survive sitting pretty and sipping champagne while brushing shoulders with high society? Despite the fame, this self-confessed Ordinary Joe represents the everyday man. With a backpack full of a wicked humor and undying passion, Wright lives life to the fullest without even trying.