3 great reasons to head back to the Tanglin area

It may be full of luxurious houses and lots of restaurants, but the little enclave has got some exciting new additions and events.

, 3 great reasons to head back to the Tanglin area

The malls are now pretty happening

For starters, Tanglin Mall is now home to cool home decor store, Moodbox. It’s a curated place that changes its theme every six to eight weeks. Everything is handpicked by the owners and ranges from personal accessories like glasses to decorative homeware like bird cages, tapestries and clocks. 

Tanglin Place now has a cutting-edge gallery, Bruno Gallery. It stocks paintings and sculptures made using silkscreen lithography and giclee techniques by prominent Israeli artists. There’s currently an exhibition that pays homage to Singapore’s landscape. The Colors of Singapore by New York-based artist Charles Fazzino depicts Singaporean icons like Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion on vibrant and detailed 3D pop art silkscreen serigraphs.

, 3 great reasons to head back to the Tanglin area
Wildfire Kitchen + Bar

Botanic Gardens is a craft beer haven

Down the road is the lush Botanic Gardens and while we admit this craft beer bar and burger restaurant is not in the gardens per se, it’s located on Evans Road, next to the tiny but delicious brunch place Assembly. Wildfire Kitchen + Bar dishes out quick but juicy plates of burgers loaded with guacamole, beer caramelized onions and oozing with cheese. The no-frills industrial chic place has tons of craft beers from breweries like Italy’s Birra del Borgo, Deschutes and Anderson Valley for $9 (at least until the end of June).

, 3 great reasons to head back to the Tanglin area
The Rabbit Hole

Dempsey’s got lots going on

First off, Ryan Clift and the folks of Edible Gardens are opening a farm-to-table restaurant (minus the animals) on Minden Road. It’ll be serving lots of fresh pastas and grilled dishes using herbs from the expansive garden. Down the road, The White Rabbit is set to open their outdoor bar and gin garden, The Rabbit Hole, by June. It will feature 16 different gin & tonic creations using different botanicals and garnishes.

The Museum of Contemporary Arts also has a series of pop-up dinners by The Luxury Collection that will see three guest chefs cooking French, Indian and modern European plates. Epicurean Journeys features Stephanie Le Quellec of Michelin-starred Prince de Galles, Bukhara and Dum Pukht’s Manjit Gill and Jesse Llapitan of San Francisco’s The Garden Court.

The newly-expanded Loewen Cluster also has new additions, namely art gallery Billkey Art, which is set to open by June. The gallery has an eclectic collection of paintings and mixed-media art with a current focus on abstract floral-inspired pieces. Next door is a full-service beauty emporium, Trimmings & Spa. It has services ranging from a hair salon, a full spa offering facials and massages, as well as a nail parlor.