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Make more of Singapore: Where to stay, eat and shop

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 14/9/2017 Chitose Abe

Where to shop

Dover Street Market Singapore

DSM Singapore, the brainchild of the fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, is unlike any of the other DSM stores and not just because of the city’s unique climate. The space is surprisingly located on Dempsey Hill, an ex-army camp where you don’t really find other stores. It’s very much a lifestyle destination. I visit any new Sacai space that’s about to open to check the set-up but, more than anything, the reason I most wanted to visit the Singapore site was because I was so intrigued as to why Rei wanted to open in Singapore, and this area specifically. After my visit I was so inspired by how unique the location and store is.

What to do

Gardens by the Bay

The futuristic Supertree Grove is an uplifting mix of nature and architecture unlike anything you would find elsewhere. For me, this defines Singapore. Haji Lane A tiny lane in the Kampong Glam area filled with an electric mix of great cafés, restaurants and shops.

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Where to eat

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

Here you will find great food and service with a casual-chic vibe and a colonial ambience. We didn’t know

that the restaurant was led by the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten until we left. It’s definitely a place to come back to.

Restaurant Andre

A restaurant worth a plane trip to!

Potato Head

This is a definite stop for its food and music and the chilled chaos that’s almost Bali-like.

Where to stay

Capella Hotel on Sentosa

The high-end Capella hotel, with its tropical vegetation and private surroundings, is a perfect location for winding down. The complex, designed by Foster + Partners, is an idiosyncratic hybrid of beautiful colonial bungalows with a contemporary influence.

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The Warehouse Hotel

A beautifully refurbished warehouse in Robertson Quay, The Warehouse comes with a rich history as it was once part of the trading route.

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