Ladies who Lunch (and run F&B empires)

Spotted! Having lunch together in Singapore recently: None other than Spa Esprit Group’s Cynthia Chua and Lindsay Jang of Hong Kong’s Yardbird (the insanely-hard-to-get-a-table-at, New York-styled yakitori joint, which has been packed ever since it opened). Now, it’s perfectly possible these two titans behind some of the region’s coolest lifestyle concepts were just having a casual […]

Dorsett Singapore

The 10-storey hotel has 285 rooms, a landscaped garden on the rooftop, a gym, and 30-meter outdoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi. Dining options include noted local chef Malcolm Lee’s Peranakan restaurant Candlenut Kitchen, which serves both traditional and modernized recipes.

Top 10 Historical Neighborhoods in Singapore

Chinatown Known by local Chinese as “niu che shui” (water bullock cart), after the animal-powered barrows common on these streets in the 19th century, this is a culturally diverse enclave. Today, you’ll find fascinating Chinese heritage sites like the sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Hokkien landmark Thian Hock Keng Temple, old-school street markets as […]

Top 10 Leisure and Entertainment Centers in Singapore

Arab Street The nightlife at Arab Street is one that’s cultural, yet hip. With entertainment venues like Blu Jaz (which often hosts performances by local acts), rows of shisha cafés, as well as late night grub—like murtabak (stuffed pan-fried Indian pancake) and mutton biryani (yellow rice with spicy lamb)—this enclave boasts a good mix of […]

Top 10 Parks and Gardens in Singapore

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve At 164 meters, you’ll find the most challenging trails in Singapore on the republic’s tallest hill. There are also wonderful views of Upper Peirce Reservoir, and plenty of wildlife to look out for, including long-tailed macaque monkeys (just don’t feed them or get too close). Chinese Garden Comprising both Chinese and […]

Top 10 Places for Family Activities in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay A modern horticultural attraction, Gardens by the Bay features “Supertrees” that stretch up to 50 meters into the sky (great for stunning panoramic views), two giant domed conservatories with 226,000 plants, and plenty of gardens and beautiful green spaces for the whole family, and especially the young ones, to get in […]

Top 10 Singapore Nightlife Joints

28 HongKong Street One of Singapore’s best-kept secrets, 28 HongKong Street looks completely nondescript to passers-by. But walk through its doors and you’ll discover a buzzing cocktail bar serving up concoctions with cheeky names and innovative flavors. Brewerkz From reliable standards like golden ale and oatmeal stout to experimental seasonal and limited edition beers, they’ve […]

Top 10 Singapore Shopping Spots

Bugis Street The busy Bugis precinct is a lively mix of uptown chic and downtown hip. You’ll find high street brands like Topshop and Miss Selfridge at the Bugis Junction mall, but pop outside and onto Bugis Street and you’ll find cheap eats, clothes and accessories in an offbeat outdoor market setting. Chinatown With its […]

Top 10 Art Galleries and Museums in Singapore

ArtScience Museum Inspired by a lotus flower, the futuristic ArtScience Museum is an architectural marvel by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie (who also designed Marina Bay Sands®). Its 21 galleries are dedicated to both art and science and international touring exhibitions, including major ones such as Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal in 2012 and Mummy: Secrets […]