You step into South Beach, but there’s no beach. What is here: a wave-like microclimatic canopy that provides natural streams of ventilation, which come pretty close to a calming sea breeze.
Truly, this eco-friendly lifestyle destination is like no place else in Singapore. Tuck in at dining outposts from around the world – think New York, South Korea, Italy and Australia; or get pampered and primped with beauty and wellness services. You’d never guess this area used to be a military cluster! (“First to Beach Road, then to army,” Singaporeans used to say.)
Consult the guide below for a sneak peek into the best of downtown Singapore.
Named hottest new restaurant in Seoul by CNN, this Singapore outpost dishes out equally dynamic Korean-Mexican street food creations such as the addictive Kimchi Carnitas Fries ($19) and Galbi Short Rib Tacos (3 for $20).
#01-03, South Beach Quarter
NEXT: Real Food →
The folks at Real Food believe you are what you eat, and all their dishes are free from artificial and processed ingredients. Vegans and vegetarians will love the variety!
#B1-19, South Beach
NEXT: Quaich Bar →
Singapore’s first dedicated whisky bar, this gem boasts more than 500 whisky labels – including the Cadenhead Bowmore 12 years old, bottled exclusively for Quaich Bar!
#01-16, South Beach
NEXT: Fynn’s →
At this mod-Aussie spot daintily decked out in marble and rattan, enjoy brunch faves like fluffy vanilla pancakes, or savour grilled meats and hearty pastas by candlelight at dinner.
#B1-21, South Beach
NEXT: Fasta →
Just want a quick meal? This easy-peasy pasta joint serves up a variety of innovative fusion options made with fresh ingredients like the Smoky Quacky Ducky ($13), smoked duck and chorizo pasta with homemade BBQ sauce, or the Scallop Wallop ($16), a chef’s reco with plump, pan-seared scallops.
#B1-23, South Beach
NEXT: Alchemist Beer Lab →
Asia’s very first beer infusion bar houses eight sleek infusion towers, which allow you to introduce any type of ingredient into your pint. Try the Obama ($15), an Alchemist original of toasted marshmallows, vanilla pods and mint leaves infused into a creamy stout.
#B1-16, South Beach
NEXT: Black Cow →
Feeling fancy? This Japanese shabu shabu and sukiyaki joint specialises in beautifully marbled Omi A5 Wagyu Beef.
#B1-20, South Beach
NEXT: Hairpage Underground →
With an edgy vibe and intentionally hidden location, this salon is staffed by an experienced team formerly from an Singapore-based UK hairdressing company. Let them customise your cut, treatments or products based on your hair type.
#B1-25, South Beach
NEXT: AESTHÉA Medical Aesthetic Clinic →
Created for modern women on the go, Aesthéa’s medical aesthetic services and products are designed to offer maximum results with minimum social downtime.
#B1-24 South Beach
NEXT: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach →
Fancy a staycation in downtown Singapore? South Beach also plays host to the swanky JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, which hides an infinity pool within its sky garden.
NEXT: Vatos Urban Tacos →
By Pinky Chng, The Finder (Issue 288), July 2017
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