Machicon 101

Here’s what you need to know about Japanese dating event Machicon: Basically, it’s a three-stage buffet. You hit three (out of nine) restaurants/bars at different points of the night and graze on food and drinks like red wine with Coke. The people attending these are mostly Japanese expats. Their English isn’t great. They seem more […]

NEW! on The Dish on Dining: Liberty Coffee

I-S checked out Liberty Coffee on one of the rare days it was open, for great coffee and yummy cake. “Liberty doesn’t keep regular hours to be coy. It’s just primarily a roaster and not a retailer. In any case, the place didn’t disappoint. The narrow space was packed full of caffeine-hungry individuals like ourselves when […]

Singapore River One Underpass Art Project: Every night is date night

This has come two weeks too late for Valentine’s Day but hey, just because the flowers are cheaper and restaurant reservations aren’t impossible to get doesn’t mean you can’t go out on a date. And this is a really nice date idea, especially since we’re not known for our lovely, nature-filled walking routes (or fun […]

Select Books

[ONLINE ONLY] This independent bookstore with a focus on all things Asia is well worth a visit for scholars and literature lovers alike.

High Society Mansion Café & Restaurant

Befitting its name, the restaurant features a Baroque-inspired décor, complete with Italian marble flooring, gold chandeliers and red velvet drapes to exude a opulent old-world charm. The menu, however, leans towards the contemporary with an eclectic mix of cuisines from the East and West including local delights and modern European fusion fare. The cupcakes, named […]

Solepomodoro Trattoria-Pizzeria (Quayside Isle)

Pizzas baked in custom-built traditional wood-fired oven are the order of the day for this casual upbeat spot, which also has a variety of homemade pastas, ravioli and desserts to tantalize your taste buds. As you’d expect, there’s also an extensive wine list to accompany your meal. It’s more than just dough and cheese at […]


This sophisticated restaurant-bar with an art studio in its premises offers contemporary fusion cuisine, a dining-in-a-cup concept and high tea, complemented with alcoholic teas, dietary cocktails, wine and beer – perfect for a weekend bevvy or unwinding after work.