Chinatown

24 articles
How do you define romance? At The Scarlet it is expressed with a flirtatious red theme in a richly decorated interior that runs through in all its creatively-appointed rooms and five individually-designed suites. Housed in a heritage pre-war shophouse building, the luxury boutique hotel is conveniently located within walking distance...
Swensen’s, serving delicious ice cream sundaes and affordable American bistro fares since 1979, is now expanding its menu to cater more to the local taste buds. The new menu consists of Asian-fusion delights that will pique your interest, in addition to old familiar favourites. Check out some of these new...
Even as Singapore is constantly transforming, it is heartening to know that some things do not get swept away in the sea of change. Yum Cha Restaurant is one of them. When dining in at the all-day dim sum restaurant in Chinatown (second branch at Serangoon Gardens Country Club), you...
Casual-dining restaurant chain Swensen’s now uses palm sugar in two of its ice cream flavours, chendol and palm fruit. By importing sugar from Cambodia, the company is helping to improve the livelihoods of and creating sustained employment for palm sugar farmers in Cambodia. This is a nice thing that Swensen’s...
…not Lim Chee Guan, Bee Cheng Hiang, Fragrance or even Kim Hock Guan. Year after year, only one bak kwa (pork jerky) maker gets business from my family – Kim Hwa Guan (金华源). We swear by the Kim Hwa Guan bak kwa and find theirs to be the tastiest in...
Guest-contributed restaurant review by Joyce Ler. Restaurant Ember at one of Singapore’s pioneer boutique hotels, Hotel 1929, has achieved a cult following for its set lunch offerings. Set lunches tend to gravitate towards lesser known dishes, giving the impression that restaurants are clearing out their refrigerators. Not Ember, which has...