Dine, be entertained and have a spa treatment all under one roof
Once a building lined with dodgy neon signs on its facade, the annex building of Furama Riverfront has since revamped and is now home to multi-concept establishment Orient Palace. It comprises a Nanyang-style restaurant of the same name and a full-fledged spa and wellness center, Spa Nes.
Orient Palace itself is more than a restaurant. Located on level one and open till 3am daily, the place is best described as an entertainment venue. Besides being able to seat 200 in the main dining area, there are also five VIP rooms equipped with karaoke systems as well as a stage where live bands regularly play from 9pm till late.
The kitchen, helmed by Chief Culinary Consultant Chef Fei, serves up a selection of decadent Cantonese and locally-inspired dishes like 22K Gold Galaxy Snow Skin Dumpling with Blueberry Puree (three for $12.80), Stewed Fish Maw with Dried Scallops & Bak Choy ($88), Premium Dragon Rib Bak Kut Teh (from $16.80), and Old Punggol Black & White Pepper Crab ($8.80/100gm).
Up on level two is Singapore’s largest spa, Spa Nes. We wouldn’t recommend heading here for a treatment right after a heavy meal downstairs, unless their ancillary services—like haircuts, transit lounge amenities and TCM consultations—interest you.
The wellness offerings proper are comprehensive. On offer are Southeast Asian healing therapies, luxurious spa facials and polishes and body massages. Their Spa Nes Signature Massage uses a special concoction of orchid essential oils combined with unique techniques inspired by Swedish, Thai and Chinese acupressure massage styles.
If you’re not looking for full-on treatments, you can also opt for the Spa Pass ($38 for an hour, or $68 for three hours) to enjoy the numerous facilities such as the cryo, thermal and spa pools; steam and sauna rooms; light bites and drinks; and usage of WiFi.