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House

A three-story block falling down a steep precipice with lovely views, this multi-venue “lifestyle hub” is eccentric and kitsch.
ADDRESS
Block 9B Dempsey Road, Singapore

The Overview

A three-story block falling down a steep precipice with lovely views, this multi-venue "lifestyle hub" is eccentric and kitsch. Aside from yoga classes, the biggest draw card is the spa: schoolroom décor with unpainted concrete pillars, racks of books, and wall murals by local artist Koon Beng. Downstairs, a café serves novel teas (chili-spiced "cocoa with a bite") and booze-infused cakes, outdoors on the deck, or in a sun-lit glasshouse, where weekly poetry readings are held. House is Dempsey Hill's only tenant to incorporate the military look: mess tins for cutlery, toy soldiers on the walls. However, the sight of bored staff in school uniforms—girls with their skirts hiked up—is surreal.

Tel:
+65 6479 0070

Website: dempseyhouse.com

 

Published on Jun 11, 2010

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