6 Happening Stops When in Singapore
March 11, 2015
Another formerly staid Singapore neighborhood morphs into a trendy playground. By Grace Ma. Photographed by Weixiang Lim.
Published on Mar 11, 2015
Despite a restive history that includes being the location of public mass shooting in 1915, Outram Park has long laid low as a staid residential quarter. But in line with the city-state's coolness expansion, the charming hood is becoming a go-to destination for drinks, dining and dropping cash. A one-stop shop for this vibe is the Potato Head Folk, shown here, in which each floor is a different venue.
1. Potato Head Folk
Chill out all night in this fourstory historic building where each floor houses a different venue. Try burgers by chef Adam Penney at Three Buns Kitchen or walk to the second floor for table service amid wall murals at Three Buns Dining. The third floor bar Studio 1939 is perfect for after-dinner drinks, or head upstairs to the Rooftop Garden for the city view. 36 Keong Saik Rd.; pttheadfolk.com.
2. The Study
Relax at this quirky British bistro where you can fill up on comfort food. Their version of fish and chips is extra bellywarming. Ask the staff for the password to their mysterious Library cocktail bar next door. 49 Keong Saik Rd.; the-study.sg.
3. Restaurant Labyrinth
Take a counter seat at their open concept kitchen and watch chef Han Liguang and his team whip up unusual and unbeatable renditions of local favorites like chili-crab ice cream. 5 Neil Rd.; labyrinth.com.sg.
4. The Lokal
From hot smoked salmon to homecured bacon and handmade ricotta, you can't get any nearer to hearty homemade freshness than in this friendly café, famous for its weekend brunch. 136 Neil Rd.; facebook.com/thelokalsingapore.
5. Audacious Cakery
Don't expect run-of-the-mill pastry creations in this crazy cake shop. Bold flavors and twists on familiar tastes rule the day. Go for their kirsch-soaked Black Forest cake or rich Chocolate Obsession cake. Blk. 2 Everton Park #01-61; theaudaciouscakery.com.
6. Redundant Shop
This artisanal gem, started by the Redundant Magazine team, stocks funky accessories from independent labels like Monofold and Bellroy. Check out their Facebook page for accessory-making workshops too. Blk. 5 Everton Park #01-22A; facebook.com/theredundantshop.