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Monday, March 1, 2021

High Tea – Top 5

The Rose Veranda, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Tel 6213 4486 The influences of British colonialism can still be felt throughout Singapore – whether it’s architecture, street names or through English as the...

Singapore at your Doorstep

Explore Singapore’s culture and heritage without stepping on a train or in a taxi? It can be done. Kieran Nash finds how in a different type of staycation. Marina Bay Sands. The Singapore Zoo. A...

Rail Trail

  Turn off busy Bukit Timah Road down a stony track that becomes a dusty one, pass a small black and white sign announcing “Community Use Site”, and ahead lies a jungle-lined trail. The leafy...

Fables of the Exotic East at the Raffles Hotel

  Kieran Nash meets the Raffles Hotel’s resident historian Leslie Danker, who has worked there for 41 years. Actor John Wayne was “a nice man. Very tall – and humble. Soft spoken, you know?” So says...

5 Sports Bars

Nothing beats catching sports live at the stadium – the roar of the crowd and incessant sledging making the day or evening an event to remember. But having to queue for ages for the...

Restaurant Review – Kilo at PACT

Kilo at PACT, 181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central, Tel 6884 7560, www.visitpact.com Set on the second level of Orchard Central is a new one-of-a-kind, welcome addition named PACT. PACT has arrived as a hip collaboration...

Bars & Restaurant Review – Tiong Bahru Bar

Tiong Bahru Bar, #01-01 3 Seng Poh Rd, Tel 6438 4380 Not to be confused with Tiong Bahru Bakery, Tiong Bahru Bar (TBB) is a hip new space, brought you by Chris Chong and Kaz...

Restaurant Review – TFS Bistrot

TFS Bistrot, 544 Serangoon Rd, Tel 6299 3544, www.tfsbistrot.com I had heard about this place from everyone I know, and so decided to go there on a date night. I was not let down. The TFS...

The Last Kampong

In Singapore’s northeast, you’ll find a tiny village which harks back to when the country was a collection of small settlements. Kieran Nash went there to see what life was like more than 50...

Restaurant Review – Pita Pan

Pita Pan, Marina Bay Sands and Marina Square, Tel 6688 7450, www.pitapan.com.sg With one of the best names in the business, Pita Pan is a vegetarian restaurant, serving up traditional Mediterranean dishes in a no-nonsense,...