5 of the Hottest New Sights in Singapore
The Lion City’s bright lights beckon with a stylish set of new hotels, bars and restaurants all waiting to be discovered. Here, we’ve collated five of the hottest new sights to uncover in sizzling Singapore.
Stay in designer digs
In the bustling heart of Chinatown, you’ll find Duxton Reserve, the first of Marriott’s Autograph Hotels in Singapore, which features moody interiors with a black, gold and yellow palette, Chinoiserie screens and calligraphy wallpaper. The revamped hotel offers 49 guestrooms and suites, featuring bathroom amenities by Italian designer label Etro. “The nearby gardens of Tanjong Nagar Park, Duxton Plain Park and Vanda Miss Joaquim Pavilion are really beautiful for a walk,” says the hotel’s concierge, Aladdin Negm.
Catch the breeze at this Palm Springs-inspired bar
Bringing the technicolour fun of the ’50s to the Lion City’s bar scene, Las Palmas is a sunny cocktail bar within the Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena. The fitout is the brain-child of Australian interior designer Emma Maxwell, featuring brightly coloured wallpaper and bleached timber. Have the staff mix up a classic Margarita. Cheers!
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Go snorkelling on a tropical island
The green, red and white of Chinese temples like Da Bo Gong contrasts against the cool blue tones of the Singapore Strait on Kusu Island. Named for a giant turtle (“kusu” means tortoise or turtle in Hokkien), this little escape is an hour by ferry from Marina South Pier. Snorkel off the coast to spot sea turtles, visit the tortoise sanctuary or climb to the top of the hill and visit one of the island’s sacred shrines.
Explore the story of the forest
Spot snakes, frogs and wild birds in a digital jungle at the National Museum of Singapore. Story of the Forest is a mesmerising interactive naturescape set in a glass rotunda at the museum and if you stand still enough, the animated animals might even sneak up close.
Dine at a produce-to-plate powerhouse
Perched on the 51st floor above iconic Raffles Place, Kaarla is a stone- and moss-adorned restaurant helmed by Australian chef John-Paul “JP” Fiechtner. JP brings a sustainable ethos to the kitchen serving coastal Australian dishes such as market oysters and fire-grilled line-caught market fish with shaved abalone, tarragon and sea greens. Greens and herbs are grown onsite at 1-Arden Food Forest, a sprawling garden atop the complex.
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