There's a lot happening in Singapore – plenty to see and some fresh faces on the scene. Here are my eat, play, stay tips for this fun city.
SINGAPORE | EAT
An impressive four-storey colonial building wrapping around a corner of Chinatown, painted in distinctive red & white. A take out kitchen owns the ground floor & then follow the painted checkerboard staircase up to Three Buns Kitchen – all carnival & fun with an interior of vintage finds, mix n’matched chairs & tables, school house lights & a fabulous top layer of art & murals by Melbourne-based, Bromley&co. Stop for burger & bloody Mary, but make sure to secure a booking!
As the night falls bunker down at Studio 1939 on the second floor, an intimate cocktail bar richly textured and oozing comfort. This is a bar you will want to linger in. If the weather is cooler or not, head to the top floor for a rare rooftop experience i Singapore – a Tiki bar, all kitsch & festive to kick off your evening. This is a one-stop shop for good times
SINGAPORE | PLAY
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Part of the much larger Gardens by the Bay, Cloud Forest is a giant man-made 5/6 level structure dripping in lush vegetation & flowers. This is a green wall that outsizes all green walls – all misty & magical. Although it lacks animals & forest floor underfoot, it is an incredible venture on the cityscape & a welcome relief from the humidity of Singapore.
SINGAPORE | STAY
Situated on a classic curved colonial street lined in shuttered pastel-painted shop fronts. A mini Richard Serra raised lawn welcomes you to the New Majestic – a terrazzo-formed foyer, more gallery than high tea, with a collection of serious modern collectibles mixed with contemporary takes on furniture & found vintage objects. Each room is unique with a muse for inspiration of its interiors. Our room, ‘Fluid’ is part '70s shag, part James Bond with all built-in furniture pieces including the sunken bed with wall-to-wall carpet overlooking the pool.
The Unlisted Collection has a few hotels & restaurants under its belt worth checking out in Singapore, Sydney & London.
Here's to the next adventure!