Eat, shop, love | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Singapore’s passion for fashion is perhaps rivaled only by its love for food as all that shopping will surely get one in the mood for some chow time.


Orchard Road

What: One of Singapore’s biggest tourist draws that just keeps getting better with retail malls such as Ngee Ann City, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Knightsbridge, 313@Somerset and Orchard Central

Explore: Local designers’ stores Ashley Isham, Hansel, Ben Wu, and Posse at Mandarin Gallery

Club 21
Where: Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road (

What: An iconic multi-label fashion and concept boutique that houses high-end brands such as Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, and Marni among others.

Explore: Style Services Suite where Style Advisers host special presentations and previews for their clients. Clients can enjoy gourmet treats over a cup of organic tea or a glass of fine wine while the team goes over the spectrum of Club 21’s over 60 labels to create a carefully edited selection to meet the exacting needs of clients.

Ion Orchard

Where: 2 Orchard Turn (www.ion

What: Eight levels of shopping space (4 levels above and 4 levels below ground) that bring together the world’s “best-loved brands for their flagship, concept and lifestyle stores”

Explore: All Dressed Up and Kwanpen aside from high-end stores

Ann Siang Hill

Where: 45 Ann Siang Road

What: Hotspot for alternative tastes of chic street garb, fashion boutiques, antique furniture shops, art galleries and restaurants.

Explore: Front Row, Fuchsia Lane, Asylum, Fred Perry Laurel Shop and Style: Nordic

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Where: 10 Bayfront Avenue (www.marina

What: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 800,000 sq ft of retail space

Explore: Brands such as Anne Fontaine, Henry Cotton’s, Paul & Shark, and Stefano Ricci as well as luxury retailers Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès and Frank Muller, among others, and the ArtScience Museum

Haji Lane

Where: Arab Street

What: A collection of eclectic narrow shop-houses transformed into a retail stretch recalling Le Marais in Paris or New York’s Meatpacking District

Explore: The Blog Store, Know It Nothing, Sup Studio, White Room and Straits Records


Wild Rocket

Where: Hangout Hotel, 10A Upper Wilkie Road (

What: Wild Rocket creator Willin Low offers Modern Singaporean cuisine (a mix of Singapore flavors and hawker dishes, among others)

Must-try: Salmon carpaccio with octopus and bonito spiced brown rice

Blue Ginger

Where: 97 Tanjong Pagar Road

What: Serves traditional Peranakan cuisine in a homely shop-house, enlivened by local artist Martin Loh’s contemporary paintings

Must-try: Grilled chicken in coconut milk and spices

Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Where: Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road

What: Fine-dining Chinese restaurant offering healthy delectable dishes that can be prepared to meet your dietary needs

Must-try: Braised premium shark’s fin in brown sauce

Tippling Club

Where: 8D Dempsey Road (

What: boasts the twin talents of chef Ryan Clift and bartender Matthew Bax offering an exciting menu in a minimalist setting

Must-try: Wagyu (yogurt, beetroot, and red wine quinoa) with a glass of Ghiaccio Forte (morellino di scansano, montalcino, Italy-2006)

TWG Tea Salon and Boutique

Where: Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place; Ion Orchard, Marina Bay Sands (

What: Offering over 800 single estate fine harvest teas and exclusive blends to go with patisseries and other tea-infused delicacies

Must-try: Silver Moon Tea with macarons

The Glass House

Where: Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk (

What: Set over two levels with floor-to-ceiling glass walls in the historic hotel with an all-day dining menu that embraces both Western and Oriental cuisine

Must-try: Fried vermicelli or locally known as “fried mee siam” (reinvented with Boston lobster)

Salt Grill and Sky Bar

Where: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn (

What: An elegant 6,000-sq ft space set against the backdrop of the breathtaking city skyline helmed by celebrity chef Luke Mangan offering contemporary Australian cuisine

Must-try: Crab omelette, enoki mushroom salad, and miso broth or Pork Scotch at Salt Grill and “Charm Charm” (a champagne and tequila concoction served with muddled pineapples and basil) at Sky Bar

PS Café

Where: Ann Siang Hill, 45 Ann Siang Road

What: A corner shop house-restaurant reminiscent of the speakeasy days of yesteryear New York or London

Must-try: Double chocolate blackout

Ku Dé Ta

Where: Sands Sky Park, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue

What: Multi-tiered restaurant with club lounge, poolside terrace and skybar offering avant-garde dishes

Must-try: Slow-roasted yellow curry duck

Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza by Mario Batali

Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue

What: Offers a selection of 100 Italian wines, world famous pizzas and other signature menu items

Must-try: Lasagna al forno

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