Posts tagged Singapore
ArtScience Museum, Singapore

The ArtScience Museum is one of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands. The striking architectural design, reminiscent of a lotus flower, comprises a round central base with ten "finger" extensions that house the gallery spaces, and in keeping with Singapore's dedication to sustainability the museum features skylights at the tip of each finger to sustain illumination of the interior walls while rainwater is channelled down the centre of the building into a pond where it is then recycled for use in the restrooms.

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Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel occupies a grand neoclassical building steeped in historical importance since its opening in 1928. Many fondly remember it as the General Post Office but it was also the home of several government offices and the exclusive Singapore Club. This was also the location where the British made the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese during World War II. In 2001 the interior of the building was transformed into the 400 room luxury Fullerton Hotel and just a few weeks ago the structure was deservedly gazetted as a national monument.

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Burnt Ends, Singapore

It might sound counterintuitive to go all the way to Singapore and end up at an Australian barbecue restaurant, but Burnt Ends became an obsession as soon as we heard about its pulled pork shoulder in a home made brioche bun with slaw and chipotle mayonnaise! Located just a couple of minutes from our hotel it made a perfect destination for our first night’s dinner but with only 17 covers getting a seat was the main challenge. Fortunately our concierge was able to secure two seats at short notice, right in front of the four tonne wood fired oven so we could watch all the theatre unfold in the open kitchen. We highly recommend a visit to Burnt Ends but despite its famous burger, just bear in mind this isn’t a street food restaurant. Burnt Ends is modern Australian fine dining (serving up Marron and fine wines from head chef Dave Pynt’s home of WA) and is currently ranked 30 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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