Ten years on, the sumo is now a geisha. Following a revamp, this urban Japanese dining concept now exudes a countercultural vibe and a reimagined experience, lifestyle and attitude.
Inspired by the antics of a rule-bending geisha, Kinki seeks to offer the legendary hospitality of the traditional geisha while allowing diners to let their hair down, all the while enjoying creative food and drink. Kinki does this with popular Japanese comfort foods reinvented into addictive new classics; and a bar list of liquids from East and West, including unique cocktails built on foundational cocktail-making techniques woven with Asian influences in surprising and unexpected ways. Kinki engages the senses with two levels of space – a restaurant and an al fresco rooftop bar. Diners socialise and unwind amidst immersive graffiti-style artworks by leading local artists evoking an edgy yet sophisticated ambience. Kinki fuses tradition and unconventionality for a new way of living; and wants you along for the ride.
Kinki occupies the two levels at Customs House, a conserved building built in the 1960s for the Singapore Customs Police. Enter the lift whose doors and walls are covered in various retro Japanese prints stitched into a dizzying collage. Designed by local design studio, Punkt Creative, the prints evokes Kintsugi, the old Japanese art of mending broken pottery by joining the fragments with capillaries of gold. With their design, it begins your escape from the everyday.
Following the successful launch at CÉ LA VI Tokyo in 2019, CÉ LA VI have announced that their new fast and casual dining concept, BAO, is now available in Singapore at the CÉ LA VI SkyBar. Guests can enjoy both signature and Singapore special juicy Baos, paired with thick-cut fries, set against the breath-taking panorama of the city skyline.
The Bao burgers offer a tantalising fusion between Asian bao and western burgers, inspired by the fluffy bao popular in Taiwan, Japan and China. The housemade Bao buns are steamed to order and seared on a hot cast iron pan on one side to achieve a crispy, caramelised interior while maintaining the soft pillowy Bao exterior. The menu draws inspiration from flavours across Asia, featuring seven tantalising Bao combinations loaded up with sustainably-sourced, antibiotic- and hormone-free ingredients.
The man behind this exciting offering, Group Executive Chef Joey Sergentakis, says, “We are delighted to roll out our Bao burger concept in Singapore after the success we’ve seen with them in Tokyo. What makes the Bao unique is the combination of different textures and techniques that balances out the flavours and creates this gastronomic East meets West fusion.”
With the Bao menu on offer at CÉ LA VI’s breezy rooftop SkyBar, guests are welcome to kick back and enjoy the flavourful offerings with crafted cocktails or refreshing beers, served up with a soundtrack of Soulful House, Nu Disco and Eclectic Grooves.
Live the high life at 1-V:U, Southeast Asia’s Latest Rooftop Lifestyle Destination
Soak up the sun and celebrate every one of life’s moment at Sentosa island’s latest rooftop lifestyle destination, 1-V:U. Perched atop the roof of The Outpost Hotel, the premier day-to-night beachfront playground features a coastal-luxe Day Club and a smart-casual progressive Asian Restaurant helmed by Chef Ace Tan.
1-V:U leads the progression of South-East Asian beach club culture by being the first of many of its kind: It is the country’s first Day Club concept to occupy the entire rooftop of a luxury hotel property, as well as being Sentosa Island’s first and only rooftop vibe dining destination. Overlooking the Palawan Beach and stunning views of the Singapore Straits, 1-V:U elevates island party life from day to night with its exciting entertainment line-up of international and local DJs, creative culinary artistry and world-class bar program.
It is truly the perfect oasis for all sun-seekers and epicureans seeking an escape from the city.
Reinvigorate at their adult-exclusive Day Club, where vibrant entertainment and sleek dance sound meet breathtaking views.
1-V:U is an exquisite oasis for sun-seekers seeking an escape from the city bustle. With daily DJ sessions on deck bringing Deep House and Soulful beats all the way from day to night, 1-V:U is where it’s at for the endless summer vibes. Cool off with their signature cocktails in hand, dig into their dayclub bites and groove to poolside beats as you take in the unparalleled panorama of the island.
Nestled in the middle of Singapore's CBD, The Garden Club at OUE Downtown Gallery is the perfect rooftop terrace getaway. With a fully renovated indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar, it's the best place to take your colleagues and clients for lunch or hang out with your friends after work.
Featuring a stunning rooftop setting, vivacious music, comprehensive food menu and strategic location, The Garden Club is set to be a swanky next “It” spot to let loose. Vegan options and plant-based alternatives paint the menu an overall healthier one but it's not all salads and sandwiches. Light bites present delectable options like Smoked Baby Corn seasoned with dukkah, lemongrass husk and aioli as well as Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms served with spinach tarragon puree, sun-dried tomatoes, snap peas and almonds. Mains are balanced and healthy with items like Beef Cheek Confit Fennel with a side of roasted potatoes and edible greens as well as Grilled Seabass served with tabbouleh, grapes and sesame tofu puree. Bar snacks are also reimagined with choices like Fried Curry Okra and Wild Herb Karaage to go with equally punchy and vibrant drinks. A good number of dishes are also made with ingredients sourced from its own rooftop garden!
The Garden Club is here to redefine “healthy” food as you know it, by turning up the fun and good times and cutting down on the guilt, all in a breezy rooftop setting dressed up with ample greenery and sprightly botanicals. Add live acoustic music and enticing Happy Hour promos and you’ve got the setting of the ideal party that’s good for body and soul! Its opening hours are as progressive as its offerings – come for coffee in the morning as well quick serve bowls for lunch. Tea time serves coffee, dessert, cocktails and more before things ease into an a la carte menu of food and drinks for dinner. Stay the night with drinks and cocktails after that. It’s open throughout the day from 9am onwards, with something for everyone.
Want to know what goes on inside a Community in Bloom (CIB) Community Garden here in Singapore? At the Leng Kee CC Sky Community Garden, there are more than 60 species of edibles, ornamental and biodiversity-enhancing plants at its newly renovated rooftop! The Women Executive Committee (WEC) helps to maintain this community garden and regularly harvests herbs and spices for cooking demonstrations in their community kitchen next to the garden. The food is then shared with interest groups and members of the public.
Put your horticulture skills to good use and contribute to the unique green ambience of Singapore through Nparks' ‘Community In Bloom’ programme!
Launched in May 2005 and first carried out at Mayfair Park Estate, the Community in Bloom nationwide gardening movement aims to foster a community spirit and bring together residents, both young and old, to make Singapore our garden. Today, CIB has close to 1,000 community gardens across Singapore that have engaged over 20,000 residents.
Atap is a non-alcoholic quintessential rooftop bar serving localised bespoke mocktails, located in the heart of Singapore’s heritage quarters, Arab Street.
With an amazing view, Atap is secretly located at one of the highest points of the area, nestled at the rooftop of a hipster hostel - Shophouse Hostel.
Atap is the first bar of its kind serving only non-alcoholic drinks and bespoke mocktails. All the drinks served at Atap are unique, just like their mocktails which are concocted using common herbs, fruits and spices from their very own garden to bring familiarity to your taste buds with a classic local twist. Every drink tells a story written deep within Singapore’s ancient history and folk legend. While you’re at it, come try their nostalgic nibblets and delicious bar snacks as well!
Going to Atap will transport you back to the colonial days of Singapore’s kampong past. Here you will take a trip down memory lane and relive back your younger days and get drunk on unbridled playfulness, fresh nostalgia and their favorite view of this heritage area.
p/s: you will need to climb 5 stories to reach the bar.
Inspired by the long-legged, long-necked wading bird — often viewed as a good omen — which builds large nests on the tops of trees and buildings, Mr Stork will house ten teepee huts set amid a lush oasis.
You can view their menu here. Mr Stork also offers the Andaz Pale Ale on tap, produced by popular local microbrewery, RedDot Brewhouse and it is exclusive to Andaz Singapore.
Expect a glitzy New Year’s Eve Party as LAVO, the world-famous restaurant and bar officially opens at the iconic Sands SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands on the last day of this year.
The much-anticipated LAVO Singapore, Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar will officially celebrate its grand opening on 31 December 2017, ringing in the New Year with revellers from around the globe and world-class entertainment. LAVO Singapore will open its doors to the public in January 2018.
A collaboration between Marina Bay Sands and TAO Group, a premiere entertainment, dining and nightlife group from the United States which operates over 25 venues in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, LAVO Singapore will command a spot on the iconic Sands SkyPark. LAVO Singapore marks the brand’s first foray into Asia.
Perched 57-storeys atop Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark, LAVO Singapore will offer a new vibe dining concept set against the spectacular backdrop of the city sky-line. Inspired by LAVO New York and Las Vegas, the Singapore venue will feature an Italian American restaurant that offers a vibe-dining experience complete with a luxurious indoor and outdoor lounge with wraparound terrace and exciting nightlife programming that will include live DJ sets.
Designed by renowned Manhattan-based design firm ICrave, LAVO Singapore will be a modern, glass-wrapped venue that will take destination dining to new heights. Each element of the space – from the curved tiled bar with panel detail to the classic LAVO round leather booths – will converge to create the ultimate experience in dining and nightlife.
Guests can look forward to authentic Italian American cuisine by TAO Group Partner/Chef Ralph Scamardella, who has nearly three decades of experience working at some of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, including The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant, Carmine’s and Polo Restaurant. The menu will offer all of LAVO’s greatest hits, including the penne a la vodka, linguini with clam sauce, chicken parmesan, and the famous LAVO one-pound meatball, spiced to perfection and topped with ricotta cheese.
At Sum Yi Tai, they pay tribute to the decadent glamour of 1980s Hong Kong.
Sum Yi Tai (meaning "Third Wife" in Cantonese) brings Cantonese food into the realm of designer bars. While their Tapas Bar on the ground floor serves Chinese tapas, their Dining Club offers more traditionally portioned dishes. They also have a Private Rooftop Bar with a fabulous CBD view. Their wide range of whiskies, wines, & sakes ensures a great night on the town, not to mention our Chinese inspired cocktails. Music wise, Sum Yi Tai charms the crowd with Cantopop tracks that stir up 1980s nostalgia.
Sum Yi Tai is created, owned & managed by Coterie Dining Concepts, an F&B concept design & management house determined to alter the settings in which we enjoy good ol' Chinese food.
Mr Punch Public House is a gastropub serving up an eclectic sharing menu alongside a selection of whiskies, beers, wines and cocktails.
Mr Punch is best known for his work in the puppet show, ’Punch and Judy’. The gastropub, Mr Punch Public House, is a re-imagination of the countless summers Mr Punch spent touring the streets and beaches of the world with the cast and crew members of ‘Punch & Judy’. It is a nostalgic celebration of good food, better company & plentiful drinking.
Mr Punch Public House serves up an eclectic sharing menu, mixing together global influences in unexpected combinations. Highlights from the menu include Iberico Presa Steak and Charred Squid & Tobiko. A variety of whiskies, wines and beers are also available in addition to a wide range of cocktails. Along with the space’s kitsch décor, all this offers guests an unconventional and unique dining experience.
There's a new addition at the Oxwell & Co. family - this intimate rooftop bar on the fourth floor, which has with a panoramic view of the CBD.
The small yet cozy space here has an ultra laidback, Anglo-themed vibe with simple, rustic-looking furniture, a refurbished London telephone booth and an urban herb garden located right next to the space. The menu's designed exclusively with Hendrick’s Gin, featuring a namesake cocktail menu comprising botanical elements from the herb garden. They're still tweaking the cocktail menu at the moment, but you can expect solid gin and tonic offerings like Bathtime, a refreshing cucumber and thyme punch bowl concoction or the Clover Club Street, a rich, flavorful botanical cocktail.
Raise the roof in Latin American fashion with Singapore’s first Peruvian rooftop bar and grill, Tiger’s Milk. Perched at the top of The Club, revel in a unique gastronomical experience and go on a journey back to some of the oldest pisco bars in Lima!
Drawing inspiration from an essential element in Peruvian cuisine, the name ‘Tiger’s Milk’ is a loose translation of Leche de Tigre, the Peruvian citrus-based marinade used to cure seafood in ceviches. This invigorating potion is also believed to be both a hangover cure as well as an aphrodisiac in Peru.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Ann Siang Hill, Tiger’s Milk is clad in a kaleidoscope of colours with textures, patterns and smooth furnishings set in warm and cozy hues. Intricately designed and decorated, a painting of the great Amazon forest sits proudly at the stairwell to greet guests as they transcend to a new level at the rooftop bar. Soak in the energetic beats of the Latin American culture and colourful installations here for an evening of decadent indulgence and the ultimate Peruvian experience.
Conceptualised under the guidance of Chef Hajime Kasuga to present the best flavours of Peru with a grazing dining style, the establishment encourages guests to interact with a social and familial style of dining. Chef Kasuga brings with him more than 20 years of culinary experience specialising in Mediterranean, Japanese and Peruvian cuisine and with his guidance, the menu features Peruvian classics with a different twist to entice the local palate.
From delicious bites to specialty concoctions, Tiger’s Milk lively personality captures the essence of Peruvian culture with its unique charm unlike any other for a sweet urban escape. `
Lin <æž—> has opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Located on the rooftop of Link Hotel at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Lin <æž—> overlooks the vibrant coloured shop houses and shows a clear view of the sky. Housed in a 1960s-era building, the legacy of this building lives on and its old building charm preserved.
Lin <æž—>, short for “Shu-Lin”, which means 'forest' in Mandarin, is a contemporary Asian alfresco rooftop bar and specialises in authentic Asian-infused cocktails, premium whiskeys, international shooters and specially selected beers paired alongside with Asian bar snacks. Lin <æž—> prides itself on creating some of the most unique Asian cocktails such as Tom Yum Gong, Dragon's Gate, and 7th Beauty using Asian ingredients such as chili padi, lime infused plums, dragon fruit & chinese dates.
For guests seeking an up-close experience with the bartenders, a special menu is created whereby bartenders prepare special mixology cocktails in front of the guests. For guests who are undecided, they would just need to let the mixology bartenders know what flavours they feel like having or their preferences, and the bartenders would be able to create something customised just for them.
In line with its Asian themed interior, Terracotta Warriors are placed strategically at Lin <æž—>.
Other Asian elements such as Buddha heads and bamboo plants are fitted onto the planter box along both sides of the bar. The bamboo plant has a long history in ancient China, when it was used for almost everything such as bows, arrows and household items. Even the bar table legs are customised to resemble the bamboo silhouette.
However, the main feature of Lin <æž—> is its majestic golden entrance which guests will first take note of when they enter the premises.
At Lin <æž—>, there are covered areas for guests who prefer a slightly more private setting. For people who would like an al-fresco experience, there is an outdoor area that consists of hexagonal bar tables and fairy lights overhead. Alternatively, if some would like to have a chat with the bartenders, bar stools are placed in front of the bar for guests to enjoy a drink while chatting with the friendly bartenders.
For easy listening, Lin <æž—> plays a repertoire of top 40s, R&B, and classic chart hits.
Aura is a vibrant all-day dining destination featuring a 90-seater Italian Restaurant and a sprawling 200-seater rooftop Sky Lounge overlooking the spectacular skyline of Marina Bay.
Brilliantly highlighted in rich hues of polished brass and bronze, Aura Restaurant is a disarming blend of energy and elegance. Treating diners to classic Italian cuisine and a world-class contemporary dining experience, the menu is an extensive expression of Italian creativity, showcasing a variety of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains that features the finest, freshest ingredients from the land and sea.
Aura Sky Lounge moves from day to night with its lunch and hi-tea options in the afternoons, and become the ultimate rooftop bar with superb happy hours in the evenings, including Raw Bar, a sumptuous free flow buffet of hearty roasted vegetables and specialties inspired by the conscious Mediterranean diet, Hi-Tea Set and Lounge Bar, for after-hour drinks and deluxe bar grub, reimagined extravagantly at accessible prices.
Charcoal Pit is a cozy little rooftop BBQ spot set high above the hustle & bustle of the concrete jungle.
Chill out with your buddies while nursing a cold beer (or a glass of red wine), all while demolishing a perfectly grilled steak.
At Charcoal Pit, they love the ancient method of grilling over a wood fire so most of their menu is grilled over a charcoal and hardwood fire to impart a characteristic flavour. Paired with their house-made condiments and sauces, it makes for a truly unique dining experience.
There’s no better way to unwind after a long hard day.
Tiger’s Milk (or Leche De Tigre) is the first Peruvian rooftop restaurant in Singapore with a 120-seater capacity. Featuring a central Ceviche Bar, overlooking an open parrilla grill and a pisco bar, chefs skillfully prepare dishes that are to be shared in a social and familial style of dining.
Ku De Ta – the swanky bar perched on the boat-shaped rooftop of Singapore's iconic casino resort Marina Bay Sands – is undergoing an extreme makeover, including a name change.
Now called Ce La Vi, the nightspot will go through a major refurbishment this summer as its owner L Capital Asia, the private-equity fund backed by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, looks to enhance the customer experience and cement its position as a leading "adult playground."
The name is a play on the French phrase, 'c'est la vie' which means 'this is life'.
Travellers like good location, great value and excellent access around the city great; Chancellor@Orchard offers nothing less.
Located in Orchard Road, Singapore’s largest shopping district is therefore accessible within walking distance from the hotel.
At Chancellor@Orchard, they believe modern travelers have a green heart and respect for the environment. The hotel is Green Star rated, having adopted environmentally-friendly construction methods and materials. Besides harvesting rainwater for watering the plants around the hotel, all electrical equipment in the hotel are green ticked. Furthermore, each room is equipped with filtered water dispenser so that you can consume water without wasting a single plastic bottle. Environmental conservation is greatly valued, and we will spare no effort to uphold it.
The 28-metre long lap pool at the rooftop is the place to unwind. There is a wading pool for children as well. Alternatively, relax under the green canopy and enjoy the view of the lush greenery within the Orchard Road belt.
Haite has opened its first Aviation Training Centre outside of China, which is also the first major investment by a Chinese aerospace company in Singapore.
The new facility is more than 7,000sqm, and is located in the Changi Business Park. Haite has established a training base for pilots and related aviation crew, for various types of Boeing and Airbus aircrafts widely used in China and the Southeast Asia region.
The Singapore Training Center offers training on an initial set of two, 7000 Series Full Flight Simulators: B737NG and A320 plus Integrated Procedures Trainer. Five more simulators will follow thereafter. The facility spans over 21,000 sqm. on 6 stories and includes rooftop conference/dining room, rest area for special events, as well as ample underground parking.
Situated in the vibrant and eclectic enclave of Tiong Bahru, the modern and historic juxtaposition of the restaurant atop an art-deco straits settlement boutique hotel fits perfectly with the surroundings.
Born in the year of the rabbit (which explains his choice of restaurant name), Chef Matthew has always been fascinated with cooking since young. Unlike most award-winning chefs, Chef Matthew kept his training local within At-Sunrise Global Chef Academy without any overseas apprenticeship. Similar to Heston Blumenthal, he picks up ideas from his travel experiences and interaction with people.
A combination of classic French techniques along with a touch of Asian and Singaporean flavours, Chef Matthew creates seasonal menus inspired by the 7 characteristics of ‘ENSOPHI’: Exotic, Nostalgia, Soil, Ocean, Pristine, Heritage, Impression. Each element represents a poetic and artistic expression of his dish.
Sourced from little-known boutique vineyards from all over the world, wine labels to pair with each course range from familiar regions like Barossa Valley, Australia and Bordeaux, France to newer regions like Nahe, Germany and Colchagua Valley, Chile. Watch as resident mixologist Aidil shakes up house crafted cocktails and international favourites to kick-start your meal. Enjoy Happy Hour specials and live music from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
With Chef Matthew’s forte in creating and designing, he made a full renovation to the space. The intimate 30-seater indoor dining room is formed around a semi-circle with floor to ceiling glass windows for a 180° view of the city. Complete with an open kitchen concept, diode branches of stars imprinted in the ceiling, and Chef Matthew’s sketches and art sculptures collected from his travels, the stage is set for a gastronomical and artistic experience. The outdoor rooftop terrace seats 26 but offers ample standing space for large-scale events in a lush alfresco garden setting. Chef Matthew has plans to set up a vertical garden around the steel façade. Sip some wine, savour the food and soak in the ambience. The Rabbit Stash offers a multi-sensory dining adventure with a feast for all senses.