Tanjong pagar nice food: Tanjong Pagar Food Guide—30 Cafés, Eateries & Restaurants To Check Out In This Food Enclave


Tanjong Pagar Food Guide—30 Cafés, Eateries & Restaurants To Check Out In This Food Enclave

Singapore is known to be a food haven with abundant options such that we always find ourselves spoilt for choice when it comes to making a decision on what to have for our next meal. However, within Singapore itself, there are several enclaves where foodies will find themselves at during the next outing with their mates. Needless to say, Tanjong Pagar is one of them.

Many would think of just Korean restaurants when Tanjong Pagar comes to mind, but beyond that, Tanjong Pagar is home to a slew of cafés, restaurants and eateries. Whether it is Western food or Chinese fare you are looking for, cheap-eats or posh, elegant restaurants to bring your date, Tanjong Pagar has it all.

Here we have sussed out 27 eateries, cafés and restaurants in Tanjong Pagar for you to check out!


Awarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand, Bar-roque Grill is a meat-centric smokehouse offering the best of French European cuisine.

Here you can indulge in decadent French-inspired food, including the esteemed Rotisserie Chicken (S$24/ half chicken) that is made using free-range and hormone-free French breed of chicken.

165 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-00
Singapore 088539
Tel: +65 6444 9672
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Whipping up contemporary brunch fare is Bearded Bella, a Melbourne-inspired café situated along Craig Road. Their coffee beans are sourced from Ethiopia, so coffee-goers should make sure to not skip their signature caffeine beverages.

Otherwise, Bearded Bella also serves a range of substantial, hearty meals that will no doubt leave you satisfied.

8 Craig Road
Singapore 089668
Tel: +65 9880 0775
Mon to Thu: 7.30am – 5pm
Fri: 7.30am – 11pm
Sat to Sun: 7.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Looking for somewhere to chill out and indulge in desserts after dinner? Score yourself some sweet treats at Cake Spade, one of the most popular dessert spots in Tanjong Pagar.

Cake Spade is best known for their amazing cakes in the likes of Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake and Speculoos Cheesecake; loyal patrons also visit them again for their brownies, crumbles and tarts.

83 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088504
Tel: +65 6444 3868
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 9.30pm
Fri to Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Situated just a 3-minute walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station along Peck Seah Street, Cho-won Garden Korean Restaurant offers some of the best and authentic Korean cuisines in Singapore.

Owned by a Korean ahjumma, you know Cho-won Garden Korean Restaurant is legit when you see many Koreans frequenting this eatery!

2 Peck Seah Street
Singapore 079305
Tel: +65 6225 1317
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sun: 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Located at International Plaza, DOCO—short for ‘Donburi Coconut’—specialises in wholesome rice bowls that are priced affordably for the masses.

For a hearty and filling meal, we’d suggest that you opt for the Sh-nack Don (S$8.90) which features grilled minced beef and cajun fish sprinkles nestled atop steaming hot Japanese white rice. Don’t forget to get a serving of Doco’s Coconut Soft Serve (S$4.90) for a refreshing treat.

10 Anson Road #01-16
International Plaza
Singapore 079903
Tel: +65 9049 9926
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 8pm
(Closed on Saturday and Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Our go-to for delicious brunch over the weekends, Drury Lane Café is a two-storey café located just down the road from Cake Spade.

You can expect an extensive range of food, from hearty, filling meals to simpler options including Banana Cake and Pancakes.

94 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088515
Tel: +65 6222 6698
Mon to Fri: 8am to 5pm
Sat to Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Five Oars Coffee Roasters is the newest addition to the list of cafés along Tanjong Pagar Road. This Aussie-style café strikes all the right chords in terms of aesthetics, and trust us when we say that it isn’t just the interior that will leave you in awe.

Their menu offers a tantalizing array of contemporary dishes—Mentaiko Royale (S$21), Valrhona Chocolate Pancakes (S$19.5) and pasta dishes such as the Spaghetti Granchio (S$18.50).

39 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088462
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare is one of the restaurants along Tras Street that promises guests a gastronomical dining experience—their posh interior makes the restaurant perfect for an intimate meal.

Chef Lino Saruo has over 25 years of culinary expertise in preparing Sicilian dishes and strives to use only sustainable seafood. From entrance to departure, what you get is an impeccable experience; gorgeous elegant interiors, exceptional service with attention to details and mouthwatering Southern Italian cuisine.

34 Tras Street
Singapore 079026
Tel: +65 9325 8843
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Photo Credit: Hokkaido Izakaya


Hokkaido Izakaya is where you can relish the taste of Hokkaido in Singapore. Their dishes are cooked using fresh ingredients imported from four cities—Yakumo, Akkeshi, Furano, and Kamishihoro.

They offer a myriad of Japanese fare ranging from sashimi to sushi and soba sets so you would surely be spoilt for choice.

95 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088516
Tel: +65 6221 7118
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 12am
Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


If you have a hankering for maguro donburi, then Kuro Maguro will be your best bet. Conveniently located on the ground floor of Tanjong Pagar Centre, it is definitely an ideal location for those working in the CBD area.

Prices range from S$20 to S$40, with dishes including the classic Barachirashi (S$18.80++) as well as the Salmon Oyako Meshi (S$20.80++), both featuring a generous helping of fresh seafood slices nestled atop warm Japanese white rice.

7 Wallich Street #01-04
Tanjong Pagar Centre
Singapore 078884
Tel: +65 6386 8561
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 11.30am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


The single item menu at L’Entrecôte features their speciality steak, which comes doused in their house-made legendary brown sauce—a palate-pleaser for the carnivores.

For those who love anything free-flow, you’d be glad to hear that ordering a main will entitle you to unlimited servings of crisp, golden brown fries!

36 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089614
Tel: +65 6690 7561
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm –11pm
Sat: 5pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park / Tanjong Pagar


Lucha Loco is a casual and vibrant Mexican cocina and garden bar located along Duxton Hill that offers contemporary Mexican food.

Looking for a date night place to impress your significant other? Their outdoor dining area hits all the right spots for a romantic night out. While you are there, be sure to try the stellar Barbecued Chicken Quesadilla (S$16++) and 6-inch Chorizo Y Papa Tacos (S$12++)!

15 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089598
Tel: +65 6226 3938
Mon to Tue: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 11pm
Wed: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 12am
Thu: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 1am
Fri: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 2am
Sat: 6pm – 12am
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Brought to you by the same team behind Atlas Coffeehouse and the now-defunct Assembly Coffee, Lunar Coffee Brewers is a café in the CBD worth checking out after a hectic day at work.

Their premium cold brewed beverages and coffee will serve as fantastic accompaniments to their hearty donburi bowls.

6 Shenton Way #01-49/50
OUE Downtown Gallery 2
Singapore 068809
Tel: +65 6224 4500
Mon to Fri: 8am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Downtown / Tanjong Pagar

Photo Credit: Man Man Singapore


As its name suggests, Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant specialises in Unagi-centric dishes. With freshwater eels specially imported from the Mikawa Isshiki region, what you can expect is the utmost premium quality of unagi and nothing less.

Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant offers their guests a dining experience unlike any other—you can watch the chefs expertly slice the freshwater eels and charcoal grill them over high heat right before you!

1 Keong Saik Road #01-01
Singapore 089109
Tel: +65 6222 0678
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar / Outram Park

Photo Credit: Ninja Bowl


Ninja Bowl is a dining concept owned and operated by The Astronauts Group, and this where you can get affordably priced Japanese-inspired dishes that will have you crooning over how gorgeous they look.

They offer an all-day brunch menu, which includes items such as the Mentaiko Scrambled (S$19), Steak & Udon (S$22) and Ebisu (S$18). Otherwise, their Ninja Bowls—Noka (S$14), Kamo (S$18) and Torinosu (S$18) are great options too.

15 Duxton Road
Singapore 089481
Tel: +65 6222 8055
Mon to Fri: 9.30am – 9pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


The fried chicken at this humble eatery will leave you so satisfied that you would throw any plans of a diet out of the window immediately.

Over at Oven & Fried Chicken, you can tuck into a tantalizing array of fried chicken done in a myriad of ways, some of which you have never heard of before—this includes crispy fried chicken smothered in Neapolitan-flavoured ice cream which goes highly recommended by us!

182 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068630
Tel: +65 6222 5959
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 12am
Sat to Sun: 4pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer


Park Bench Deli started out as mere vendors at pop-up events, but the success of their gourmet sandwiches have led them to open up a store along Telok Ayer Street years ago.

For the love of sandwiches, go for their Cheese Steak (S$16) or the Fried Chicken Sandwich (S$16) which are all made fresh upon order.

179 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068627
Tel: +65 6815 4600
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 9pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 3pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Mirroring a similar concept to Burger & Lobster in London, Pince & Pints is dedicated to serving the best lobster dishes under one roof.

Their menu is rather limited, but you cannot go wrong with their signature Live Whole Lobster (S$58++) and The Lobster Roll (S$58++) which were our favourites. Alternatively, you can get local-inspired lobster dishes such as Chilli Lobster (S$58++) and Lobster Noodle (S$58++).

32-33 Duxton Rd
Singapore 089496
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Closed on Sunday
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


This intimate wine bar along Duxton Hill is perfect for after-work drinks or a night out with your girlfriends.

Managed by famous sommelier Gerald Lu—two-time National Sommelier Champion—and his partners, Praelum Wine Bistro is a welcoming space for not just wine connoisseurs, but anyone who enjoys good food with even better wine.

4 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089590
Tel: +65 6238 5287
Mon to Sat: 6pm – 1am
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Photo Credit: Ryo Sushi


Home to one of the most affordable Omakase sets in Singapore is Ryo Sushi, which is within walking distance from Orchid Hotel.

Setting you back at just S$38 for a 15-course meal, Ryo Sushi is where you should head to if you are looking for somewhere to get a holistic, indulgent dining experience without breaking the bank.

1 Tras Link #01-06
Orchid Hotel
Singapore 078867
Tel: +65 6443 3463
Mon to Sat: 11.45am – 2.45pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Situated in 100AM Mall, Salmon Samurai is a hidden gem that all salmon-lovers ought to visit the next time you are in the vicinity.

They offer salmon donburi bowls, with options such as Salmon Mentaiko, Salmon Poke, and Garlic Shoyu Salmon, all priced reasonably at S$9.90. The Warrior Maki (S$9.90) had a good mix of crab meat, salmon sashimi, fresh cucumber and savoury chicken floss.

100 Tras Street #01-11
Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6543 6823
Mon to Fri: 11am – 9.30pm
Sat to Sun: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Super Star K specialises in using a charcoal grill and the authentic dining experience explains its popularity among Singaporeans and tourists alike.

They offer banchan that are not overly ambitious, unlike many other Korean eateries. Our personal favourites to order here include the beef short rib and pork belly. Also, did we mention that Super Star K is open until 4am daily?

75 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088496
Tel: +65 6224 0504
Daily: 11.30am – 2am
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


There are only 2 items on the menu—the Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Steak Set (S$18.80) and Triple Cheese Prime Hamburg Steak Set (S$20.80). The latter is essentially hamburg steak with generous cheese filling within the grounded beef patty, which oozes out upon tearing the patty apart.

You’d be pleased to hear that diners have access to a free-flow salad buffet and 7 different egg stations as well!

72 Peck Seah Street
Singapore 079329
Tel: +65 6908 4348
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Photo Credit: The Daily Cut


If you fancy wholesome, albeit hearty, salad bowls that will satiate you nonetheless, The Daily Cut at Tanjong Pagar Centre should be your go-to.

To start, simply grab the order list and check off your desired base, protein and supplements. They offer 4 different sizes ranging from petite (S$9) to X-Large (S$18), all of which are fully customisable.

7 Wallich Street #B2-16
Tanjong Pagar Centre
Singapore 078884
Tel: +65 6386 6160
Mon to Fri: 11am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Known for their eclectic mix of desserts, pasta, weekend brunch items and afternoon high tea, The Marmalade Pantry is a leading dining destination where you can always get hearty and wholesome food in a cosy environment.

You must try the melt-in-your-mouth Char Siew Kurobuta Pork Belly (S$32) and the luxurious Lobster Barley Risotto (S$34) for a satisfying meal that will bring your taste buds on a gastronomic journey.

100 Peck Seah Street #01-01
Oasia Hotel Downtown
Singapore 079333
Tel: +65 6385 0741
Daily: 6.30am – 10.30am, 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Photo Credit: Wafuken


Wafu refers to the Japanese style of western cuisine, whereas Ken is short for Kenko, which means wellness in Japanese. Wafuken essentially serves sous-vide rice bowls that are healthy but delectable nonetheless.

Most dishes are priced below S$20, making Wafuken a popular spot to get wholesome yet not overly-indulgent meals!

12 Marina View #02-05
Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore 018961
Tel: +65 9459 6073
Mon to Fri: 11am – 8pm
(Closed on Saturday and Sunday)
Nearest Station: Downtown


Standing out amongst the bustling nightlife of Duxton Hill, Xiao Ya Tou is a restaurant bar that exudes charm and quirkiness unlike any other.

This modern fusion restaurant offers upgraded versions of ubiquitous street food, including the to-die-for XYT Hokkien Mee (S$16) and the XYT Ayam Percik (S$26) which we would find ourselves returning for.

6 Duxton Hill #01-01
Singapore 089592
Tel: +65 6226 1965
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 10am – 12am
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar / Outram Park

A Dining Guide to Tanjong Pagar, Singapore: Best Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in the ‘Hood

PUBLISHED December 15th, 2020 10:00 am | UPDATED December 29th, 2020 12:19 pm

Tanjong Pagar has the best of both worlds. Whether you’re looking for fine dining restaurants and world class bars, or cheap happy hours and all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue, this F&B hotbed in the Central Business District has it all. If you haven’t been there lately because you’re still working from home, these are our essential foodie spots to check out:


Bar-Roque Grill

This Michelin bib gourmand awarded steakhouse flies the French flag high with dry-aged beef and house-produced charcuterie, rillettes, and terrines. For a holistic experience of their culinary artistry, go for the Charcuterie Platter (S$58) and their dry-aged Tenderloin (S$42) or Beef Wellington (S$44) served with spinach, foie gras and red wine jus. You’ll find creative rum cocktails at its bar too.

Bar-Roque Grill is located at 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-00, Singapore 088539, p. +65 6444 9672. Open Tue – Fri, 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10.30pm, Sat 6pm – 10.30pm, and Sun 11am – 3.30pm and 5.30pm – 9.30pm. Closed Mon.

Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar

This modern izakaya serves up an extensive selection of Japanese fare with a Pan-Asian flair. You’ll find traditional Tonkotsu Ramen (S$12) here, alongside modern spins like Truffle Tonkotsu (S$18) and Uni & Chashu Tsukemen (S$18) with an uni dipping soup. For bar snacks (vino starts from S$10 a glass), check out the Wagyu Chips (S$8) and the four-culture fusional Unagi Tacos (S$15). See our review here.

Torasho is located at 32 Tras Street, Singapore 078972, p. +65 6970 5055. Open 12pm -3pm and 6pm – 10.30pm daily.

Ryo Sushi

One of the most value-for-money sushi omakase available in Singapore, we don’t need to tell you that bookings at Ryo Sushi are essential. The 15-course lunch set goes for a jaw-dropping S$38, the 18-course at S$68 and the 18-course sea urchin menu for a mere S$98. Each set comes with seaweed salad, edamame, a truffled onsen egg, and a small chirashidon.

Ryo Sushi is located at 1 Tras Link, #01-06 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867, p. +65 6443 3463. Open Mon – Sat, 11.45 am – 2.45pm and 6pm – 10.30pm. Closed Sun.


Melding Japanese ingredients and Italian culinary classics with aplomb, the spirit of innovation is strong at Lukā. Aside from crowd pleasing starters like Burrata (S$25) with San Daniele ham and Uni Egg (S$13, two pieces), try the intriguing Shirasu Aglio E Olio (S$25) that incorporates whitebait, anchovies, bottarga garlic, ooba leaf, and yuzu. Their Wagyu cuts start from S$25 for 100g of skirt; don’t miss futon their wood fired pizzas either.

Lukā is located at 18 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088441, p. +65 6221 3988. Open Mon, 5pm – 10.30pm, Tue – Sun 12pm – 2.30pm and 5pm – 10.30pm.

Superstar K

If we would only choose one KBBQ place, Superstar K would be it (plus, the queue is way shorter than some of the other ones too). The Kimchi Stew (S$14) is divine, and we’re always tempted to order more of the Steam Egg (S$5), but save space for the marbled and juicy Seasoned King Beef Rib (S$39.90). All meats can be cooked and cut up before reaching the table so you barely have to lift a finger if that’s what you prefer.

Superstar K is located at 75 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088496, p. +65 6224 0504. Open Mon – Sun, 11.30am – 2am. 

Fine Dining

Restaurant Euphoria

A paean to plants in every detail, Restaurant Euphoria is the newly launched platform for Gastro-Botanica – the culinary philosophy of the celebrated local chef Jason Tan – to shine. Look forward to My Favourite Vegetable, his signature dish of the Cévennes onion in four ways, and other delightful new creations in the six-course Secret Garden of Euphoria (S$208++) and eight-course Journey of Euphoria (S$258++). See our review here.

Restaurant Euphoria is located at 76 Tras St, Singapore 079015. Open Tues-Wed & Sat 6.30pm–11pm, Thurs-Fri 12pm–2.30pm and 6.30pm–11pm. Closed Sun & Mon. 

Tippling Club

This award-winning, vegetarian-friendly establishment by Chef Ryan Clift focuses on modern techniques, ingredients and textures, creating a dynamic dining experience. Between their lunch (S$110++) and dinner (S$190++, S$295++ with alcohol pairing) menus, expect unique plates like the Foie Gras Cheesecake with mandarin, Iranian pistachio, and yoghurt, and the Wagyu Tartare Taco with cumin ketchup.

Tippling Club is located at 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461, p. +65 6475 2217. Open Mon – Tue, Thu – Fri, 12pm – 10.30pm, Sat 4pm – 10.30pm. Closed Sun and Wed.

Chef’s Table by Chef Stephan

No signature dishes, no repetition – this philosophy at Chef’s Table sees a whopping list of 28 ingredients on the degustation menu daily. Diners cross out produce they don’t like or don’t feel like having; what’s remaining then goes into a four-course (S$98++), six-course (S$128++), and eight-course (S$150++) meals by Chef Stephan and his team. ​The wine list is quite extensively curated as well. See our review here. 

Chef’s Table by Chef Stephan is located at 61 Tras Street, Singapore 079000, p. +65 6224 4188. Open Tue – Thu, 6pm – 11.30pm, Fri 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 11.30pm, Sat 6pm – 11.30pm. Closed Sun – Mon. 

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare

Punters will find Singapore’s only Sicilian seafood restaurant in Tanjong Pagar too, and Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare only the sustainable variety on their menu. Leave it up to the chefs with the Omakase (S$188++) or opt for the five-course Sicilian journey (S$118++) featuring the likes of Capesante (seared scallop with parsnip, smoked caviar) and Pesce al Sale, their signature salt baked fish. The wine list sees a variety of sustainable and organic Italian boutique labels.

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare is located at 36 Tras Street, Singapore 078975, p. +65 6338 5498. Open Tue, 12pm – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Wed – Fri, 12pm – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Sat, 6.30pm – 10.30pm and Sun, 11.30am – 3.30pm. Closed Mon.


Helmed by Japanese Chef-Owner Seita Nakahara, this one Michelin-starred, Omakase-only restaurant puts forth the best of Japanese food culture and Italian cuisine. Priced from S$208++ per person, you’re in for beautifully presented delights like Deep Fried Amadai with bafun uni and cauliflower mousse, and Char Grilled Pyrenees Milk Lamb with risotto Milanese.

terra is located at 54 Tras Street, Singapore 078993, p. +65 9751 2145. Open Mon – Fri, 12pm – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm, and Sat, 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Closed Sun.

Bam! Restaurant

Dealing in Spanish-influenced omakase style dining, a five-course omakase will set you back S$158++. But if you have your eye on Bam!’s list extensive collection of wine, sake, and other libations, there’s an a la carte tapas menu to go with it. Think Sakura Ebi Spanish Fritters (S$9, two pieces) and French Onion Soup (S$14) alongside Braised Inaniwa Udon (S$28) with nameko mushrooms.

Bam! Restaurant is located at 38 Tras Street, Singapore 078977, +65 6226 0500. Open Mon, 6pm – 10.30pm, Tue – Fri, 12 pm – 2pm and 6pm – 10.30pm, and Sat, 6pm – 10.30pm. Closed Sun.


Jigger & Pony

Asia’s best bar and ranked ninth at The World’s 50 Best Bars this year, Jigger & Pony delves deep into their craft – there’s much to learn and discover with each new issue of their magazine-styled menu. All 24 cocktails are priced at S$25 across the board since each is crafted with equal dedication; be it the Whisky Highball that sees two types of Japanese whisky and Hokkaido super soft water or the spirit forward Cocoa Barrel Chancellor with dark rum, cocoa nib distillate, port reduction, and beetroot. They’ve just released their new line of bottled cocktails PONY too (shop here).

Jigger & Pony is located at 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Amara Hotel, Singapore 088539, p. +65 9621 1074. Open Tue – Sun, 4pm – 10.30pm. Closed Mon.

Revamp Cocktail Bar

Revamp is all about decadent cocktails and signatures. Expect innovative techniques, fresh ingredients and meticulousness from this bar. Their classic cocktails are truly droolworthy – Blood & Sand (S$18), named after Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 bullfighter movie, is a combination of Monkey Shoulder whiskey, Cinzanno Rosso, cherry liqueur and orange. Their signature Chai, Pear Cooler (S$20) is a unique blend of Monkey Shoulder, Chai Pear Shrub, lemonade and ginger beer. They even have a drink guide on their menu, which shows their attention to detail. See our review here.

Revamp Cocktail Bar is located at 61 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088482, p. +65 9050 5303. Open Mon – Sat, 11am – 10.30pm. Closed Sun.


Five Oars Coffee Roasters

Inspired by the industrial coffee shops and caffeine culture of Melbourne, Five Oars is a fail-safe brunch option in the neighbourhood (be prepared to queue on weekends). Their Sea-Salt Ricotta Avocado Toast (S$16) is a crowd-pleasing combination of guacamole, ricotta, poached eggs, roasted tomato and dukkah on sourdough. Equally popular is their Five Oars Waffles (S$16) topped with espresso caramel sauce, cacao nibs, espresso almond brittle and vanilla ice cream.

Five Oars Coffee Roasters is located at 39 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088462, p. +65 8784 2686. Open Mon – Sun, 8am – 8pm.


If you love your white coffee extra creamy and velvety, Baristart is the place to go. Using premium imported Hokkaido milk from Brown Jersey Cows, beverage options range from coffee classics like a Latte (S$6.70) or sweeter with the likes of Brown Sugar Boba (S$8.50). The same dairy products are also used in their food menu; give their Hokkaido Carbonara (S$17.80) with bacon a try.

Baristart is located at 65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004. Open Mon – Sun, 9am – 9pm.

Top image: Bam! Restaurant

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Emily heads the editorial team on City Nomads by being a stickler for details, a grammar Nazi, and a really picky eater. Born and bred in Singapore, she loves cats, the written word, and exploring new places. Can be bribed with quality booze across the board.

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For Japanese food lovers, this area houses a whole host of Japanese restaurants. Try Don & Tori for their signature rice bowls, or IPPUDO at Guoco Tower for a comforting hot bowl of ramen. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, head on to Duxton Hill for some French-Japanese fusion dishes from RIZU.

If you’re more of a Korean cuisine kind of person, give SBCD Korean Tofu House at Tanjong Pagar Centre a shot. This restaurant serves authentic Korean food made with premium ingredients, so you’ll be sure to leave feeling satisfied. Chicken Up at Tanjong Pagar Road also offers delectable Korean fried chicken in a variety of flavours! Otherwise, you could also hop over to Sikdang nearby to try their ala carte buffet. Free flow, no-frills authentic Korean dishes – what’s not to love?

History of Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar means “Cape of Stakes” in Malay. This area was the heart of fishing commerce and informal markets back in the olden days before Singapore underwent significant industrial and infrastructural developments in the latter 20th century. Today, Tanjong Pagar is the hub of business and finance. It has evolved to become Singapore’s thriving Central Business District. More importantly, the area is now home to numerous hangout spots and restaurants for the busy office crowd. 

Tanjong Pagar’s Hidden Gems

Besides being the heart of business and finance in Singapore, Tanjong Pagar is also the heart of succulent food and polished restaurants. There are heaps of steakhouses, bars, Korean restaurants, cafés and Japanese eateries conveniently located at here. You can find almost any type of cuisine at there!

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If you find yourself planning a trip down soon, then let me be a saint and recommend you some of the good eats you can find in the area.

I mean, let’s face it, we all get hungry after some shopping.

1. A Noodle Story

This stall is known for being the first to introduce ‘Singapore-style ramen’, inspired by European techniques and Asian flavours.

It was even listed in Singapore’s Michelin Bib Gourmand in both 2016 and 2017.

That’s when you know something is good.

I would not spoil the surprise by telling you what ingredients you can find in a bowl, but let me assure you that they only serve the freshest and best!

Do be early if you’re planning to get one, because they only sell 200 bowls every day!

Address: 7 Maxwell Road #01-39 Amoy Street Food Centre

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11.15am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Sat: 10.30am-1.30pm, Closed on Sundays

2. Ginza Tendon Itsuki

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There are only two Tendon items in this restaurant – Special Tendon, and Vegetable Tendon.

My experience tells me that the lesser the menu items, the better the food.

Their tempura is no way like the half-hearted ones we find outside, where the dough is literally thicker than the food itself.



Here, the chefs are very peculiar about the different duration needed to fry each ingredient, which explains how they manage to serve quality tempura.

Address: 101 Tanjong Pagar Road

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm (Daily)

3.Chicken Up

Yeah, I know, it’s a chain, but hey, if it’s good, it still deserves a spot here regardless of whether it’s a chain or not, right? (though I’ll not include McDonald’s, so no worries)

Here at Chicken Up, the chicken is fried twice to ensure that the flavours are all trapped inside.

This is also why Korean fried chicken tastes so different from normal fried chicken.

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Besides the popular fried chicken, there are also marinated ones to choose from. While you’re here, you should also try out their sides and specially-curated soju.

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Address: #01-01, 48 Tanjong Pagar Road



Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 5.30om – 2am
Fri – Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
Sun: 5.30pm – 12am

4. 2D1N Soju Bang

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2D1N Soju Bang is a Korean a la carte restaurant that serves authentic Korean food.

If you’re looking for a good deal, then head upstairs to Ssikekk, the famous KBBQ chain.

As compared to other well-known KBBQ chains in Singapore, Ssikekk is known for their wide variety of marinated meat and also friendly prices.



FYI, these two are under the same owner, so the quality is already a given.

Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-01

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-12am (Daily)

5. Pastaria Abate

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The restaurant is run by an Italian and all pastas and sauces are made in-house.



There is no service charge and GST here, which allows patrons to enjoy affordable Italian food.

The owner’s a saint, I tell you.

Other than the overwhelming amount of pastas to choose from, you can also add on a side of Fried Mozzarella (yeah that’s a cheese; we know that from KFC, no?), a must-try in the cafe.

Be ready to get that Boomerang rolling!

Address: 43 Craig Road



Opening Hours: 11am-11.30pm (Daily)

6. Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei

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The highlight of the restaurant is their Hamburg, which is basically hamburger patties, if you haven’t guessed.

The prime US beef patties are cooked on teppanyaki grills before being served on hotplates.

Once again, there are only two choices available – the Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg, and the Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg.



Both come in a set that includes free-flow rice, miso soup, eggs (cooked to your preference), as well as 20 side dishes to choose from.

It’s basically a buffet luh!

Address: 72 Peck Seah Street

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm (Daily)

7.Gyu Nami

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This is really the extreme; there is only one item on the menu, and that’s the Wagyu Roast Beef Donburi.

The main character in the bowl would be the high-quality wagyu beef. The meat is lightly roasted and you can easily taste the tenderness as you bite into it.

If you’re not that a big fan of raw eggs, the stall use sous-vide eggs instead.

In case the taste is a big strong, there is also miso soup that comes with every bowl of meat.

Address: 7 Maxwell Road #02-126 Amoy Street Food Centre



Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm
Closed on Sundays

8.Cake Spade

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Moving on to desserts!

Cake Spade is known for their effort they put in towards their daily freshly-made cakes.

Be it the ‘safe flavours’ (eg Red Velvet) or creative ones (eg Hummingbird), you’ll be sure to fall in love after just one bite.



Do bring along a friend or two, so you can share the cakes (and the calories) and try out more flavours!

Address: 83 Tanjong Pagar Road

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12pm-9pm
Closed on Sundays

9. Matchaya

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Matchaya sells a variety of matcha products and also non-matcha ones, like milk tea, roll cake, and ice cream.



Their ingredients are all flown-in from various parts of Japan, so you can be guaranteed you’ll be paying for the best quality!

Address: 12 Gopeng Street #01-72 Icon Village

Opening Hours: 12pm-8pm (Daily)

10. Tsujiri

Of course, if we want to talk about the ‘real matcha’, Tsujiri is the place to go.



The 150-year-old chain serves a wide variety of matcha desserts and beverages.

While it may be a little pricier to other matcha products from various F&B, you can really taste the authenticity of green tea through a single bite!

Definitely worth the hole in the pocket.

Address: #01-14B 100AM, 100 Tras Street 

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Daily)

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What a $10 note can get you at Tanjong Pagar for lunch – you may even have spare change for kopi, Lifestyle News

Those who work in the Central Business District (CBD) will understand the pain of having to source for affordable eats during lunch.

All the prices here seem to be on steroids and in the long run, these meals do add up to be quite expensive.

However, dining out in the CBD need not be a costly affair and there are some places that have wallet-friendly offerings which will keep you both satisfied and full.

With just a $10 note, we’ve sussed out good options that can even leave you with some spare change. 

Ah Lock & Co

Specialising in Hakka tofu rice bowls, Ah Lock & Co had humble beginnings at Yishun Park Hawker Centre before eventually moving to the basement of Tanjong Pagar Centre.


The eatery is run by a young hawker who creates dishes using his grandmother’s yong tau foo recipe. Prices for the rice bowls here start from $7.80 and they also have a noodle option as well as min jiang kueh, which are all below $10.

Also, it is a pretty healthy option for those of you who want to watch your weight. Hence, a meal here will help kill two birds with one stone.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 10am to 8pm

Sat & Sun, 10.30am to 6.30pm

Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B2 – 22 / 23 / 24, Singapore 078884


Founded in 2018 and located in the bustling Amoy Street Food Centre, Kinobe is run by two young hawkers who want to share their affordable donburi (Japanese rice bowl) with the CBD folks.


They started with just two dishes – Beef Don ($6) and Pork Don ($5) – but have since offered other options like Udon ($5) and Chicken Don ($5). If you want to feel boujee without breaking the $10 budget, they also have Wagyu Dons that cost $10 on the dot.

The best thing: they’re located in a hawker centre. There is no GST or service charge, the price you see is what you pay.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 3pm

Closed on Sat & Sun

Address: Amoy Street Food Centre, #02-126, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

Hwa Ji Bak Kut Teh

Tired of your cold, freezer-like office? Get warm by having a soothing bowl of bak kut teh from Hwa Ji Bak Kut Teh along Cecil Street.

The stall first started out at Jurong Point’s food court where it used to sell mixed organ soup. Then, they moved to Boon Tat street before finally settling down at their current location in the CBD.


They specialise in peppery Teochew-style bak kut teh – the basic bowl costs $7. If bak kut teh isn’t your cup of tea, they also have other options like pig’s stomach soup and loin meat soup that cost $7 too.

There’s no GST or service charge either so you won’t get a surprise when you get your bill.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 7am to 7pm

Sat, 7am to 4pm

Closed on Sunday

Address: 141 Cecil St, #01-03 Tung Ann Association Building, Singapore 069541

Koryori Hayashi

Koryori Hayashi’s young owner previously used to work at a Japanese restaurant before deciding to start something that he could call his own.

Together with his mother, the duo dish out wallet-friendly Japanese grub which are convenient yet delicious options for time-strapped office workers.


Some menu items below $10 include the Sukiyaki Beef Don ($8), Mentaiko Pasta ($7.50) and Chicken Katsu Don ($6.50) – these will definitely leave you with enough change to get a drink to complete the meal.

As the stall is located in a hawker centre, there is no GST or service charge either.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 2pm

Closed on Saturday & Sunday

Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-11, Singapore 069111

Makai Poke

Hankering for sashimi but don’t want to fork out a pretty penny to satisfy those cravings? Get your fix at Makai Poke and indulge in one of their poke bowls that are surprisingly reasonably priced, considering that they are, after all, located in the CBD area.


All their bowls are priced at just $9.90 and have four different toppings available – Makai Shoyu Salmon, Spicy Salmon, Yuzu Soy Ahi Tuna and Roasted Sesame Ahi Tuna – which are paired alongside a mix of fresh fruit and vegetables like pineapple, cherry tomatoes and avocado.

Despite being located in a mall, they do not have service charge or GST, which is surprising yet fantastic news for the thrifty office worker.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 8.30pm

Sat & Sun: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Address: Tanjong Pagar Centre #B1-08, 7 Wallich Street Singapore 078884

Salmon Samurai

Opened by the same folks behind brands like Tanuki Raw, Standing Sushi Bar and The Secret Mermaid, Salmon Samurai is popular for their convenient, healthy yet pocket-friendly rice and noodle bowls.


The main ingredient in most of their dishes is, as their name says, salmon. They also have customisable bowls which are great for picky eaters.

Not feeling a bowl? They also have sushi options like the Warrior Maki which goes for just $9.90.

Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 9pm

Address: 100 Tras Street, 01 – 11, Singapore 079027


If you need something quick yet filling to just grab and go, pop over to Samurice which sells a variety of onigiri (Japanese rice ball).


Most ingredients are imported from different parts of Japan. The seaweed is harvested from Ariake Sea and the rice comes from Niigata.

Prices are kept reasonable too and a $10 note can get you about two to three sizeable pieces of onigiri with flavour options such as roasted salmon, teriyaki salmon and plum.

Apart from onigiri, they have a range of bento sets too, with some that cost $10 and less. 

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Address: 7 Wallich St, #B1 – 07, Singapore 07888

Spice & Rice

Nasi Lemak may not be an uncommon dish in Singapore, but the ones here at Spice & Rice are a little extra special. They’re made with a secret recipe that have been passed down for generations from the founder’s family.


Just like how the stall is owned by three friends, there are only three items on their menu – Classic Nasi Lemak Fried Chicken, Butter Chicken and Vegetarian Nasi Lemak – which all cost $7.50 each.

It is a little on the pricier side for nasi lemak in a hawker centre setting, but this is justified by the generous portions that will definitely leave you with a full belly.

Opening Hours: Tue to Fri, 11am to 3pm

Sat & Sun: 9am to 3pm

Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-15, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111

Sukhothai Boat Noodles

Tanjong Pagar is mostly packed with Japanese and Korean options so it’s a welcome surprise to have a Thai option.  


Despite having a central location in Tanjong Pagar, Sukothai Boat Noodles can be easily missed. Founded by a couple that is passionate about Thai cuisine, they offer a range of Thai noodles, which includes boat noodles that are sold for $2 a bowl.

All you need is just five bowls to keep within your budget – while trying out a variety of boat noodles! 

Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm to 10pm

Closed on Monday

Address: 1 Tras Link, #01-07, Singapore 078867

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What to do in Tanjong Pagar: Neighbourhood Guide

What to do in Tanjong Pagar? We’ve got recommendations for dining, entertainment & culture. This CBD neighbourhood is bursting with things to do!

[Note: Due to Covid-19, please bear in mind updated operating hours and social distancing regulations. Do check out the website, or contact ahead of your planned visit to avoid disappointment]

Tip-toeing into the CBD, Tanjong Pagar is a neighbourhood of counterbalance – old and new, fast and slow, expensive and economical, complex and simple – making it truly a neighbourhood with something for everyone.

Here are some of our favourite recommendations to make the most of your visit to this neighbourhood.

What to do in Tanjong Pagar

Bar-hop through Asia’s best bars

A whopping five out of the eleven Singaporean bars which made it to 2020’s list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars are located in Tanjong Pagar. You’re in fine company with the likes of Jigger & Pony, The Old Man, Tippling Club, D.Bespoke and Gibson serving up high quality cocktails in enchanting ambiances.

Get cultured at NUS Baba House

You can’t miss this bright indigo blue three-storey townhouse. As part of NUS Centre for the Arts, NUS Baba House promotes research into architectural conservation and urban and social history.
Website | 157 Neil Rd, Singapore 088883

What to see in Tanjong Pagar

Take in the colours of heritage shophouses

Whether you’re an architecture nerd or not, the charm of iconic heritage shophouses is irresistible. Each one more colourful and ornate than the next, go exploring along Everton Road, Neil Road and Duxton Hill where you’ll be able to feast your eyes on well-preserved Peranakan shophouses.

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Take in 360-degree views of the CBD and beyond from the top of [email protected] This gargantuan project of public housing (it’s the world’s tallest public residential building) can be seen from a great distance. The rooftop skybridge at the 50th floor is open to visitors for a small fee of S$6.
Website | 1G Cantonment Rd, Singapore 085301

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Have a brush with history at Jinriksha Station

This historical landmark used to be the central depot for rickshaws. Today, this stunning building marks the intersection of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road, housing restaurants, pubs, music lounges, KTVs and offices.
1 Neil Rd, Singapore 088804

What to eat & drink in Tanjong Pagar

Everton Park

The residential enclave of Everton Park nestled in Tanjong Pagar is a treasure trove of not-so hidden gems like the legendary Nylon Coffee Roasters, Ji Xiang Confectionary Handmade Ang Ku Kueh and The Better Half to name a few. Weave through the blocks to explore what’s on offer and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Keong Saik Road

Keong Saik Road has come a long way from its chequered past as a red light district, but its boisterousness lives on thanks to the multitude of drinking and dining options that draw its crowds. You’ll find world-class establishments like Burnt Ends, No Sleep Club , Thevar and Meta alongside local stalwarts like Kok Sen, Foong Kee Coffee Shop and Tong Ah Eating House.

Go alfresco at Duxton Hill

Make your way up the gentle incline of Duxton Hill and you’ll feel transported to any postcard-pretty European town. Cobblestone walkways and alfresco dining (perfect for people watching) lends a convivial spirit to to this little enclave. You’ll be hard-pressed to choose from cheap cava and excellent tapas at Bar. celona, inventive margaritas at Lucha Loco, humble Italian staples at Latteria Mozzarella Bar and hearty Greek fare at Fotia. We say, have it all.

Stuff yourself silly at a hawker centre

While technically sitting slightly over the Tanjong Pagar border, Maxwell Food Centre and Amoy Street Food Centre are not to be missed. Collectively, both hawker centres contain a concentration of Michelin recommended stalls that would send any fervent foodie into a tailspin of choice. If you’re not one to fawn over titles and accolades, the stalls that have not been anointed with the Michelin touch are extremely worthy contenders in their own right.

Dive into K-pop and K-BBQ

Tanjong Pagar Road is a belt studded with Korean restaurants and watering holes. Find anything and everything like Korean BBQ, Korean Fried Chicken, sojurita and more. The choices can overwhelm, but we’re loyal to the self-proclaimed “originators of Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore” Kko Kko Na Ra, the ballsy beverages at Don’t Tell Mama, and Guiga for KBBQ. Alternatively, take the time to try them all and form your favourite lineup yourself!

Tantric Bar

The famed “Home of The Blue Spin” and Singapore’s most beloved gay bar. What is a Blue Spin you ask? According to the lore of the land, an errant customer demanded for a cocktail to out-strength the Long Island Iced Tea, to which their bartender rose to the challenge and said cocktail was born. A great spot for cheesy music to dance to, good vibes and all-round warmth and love.
Website | 78 Neil Rd, Singapore 088841

Living in Tanjong Pagar

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5 Restaurants In Tanjong Pagar, Singapore You Can’t Miss

If you happen to be in Tanjong Pagar, know this that you are in one of the most happening areas in Singapore. The restaurants in Tanjong Pagar are famous for their gourmet experience and exceptional service since it is a multicultural area. You will find a lot of happening cafes, fine restaurants, and exciting bars to enjoy the nightlife.

It is in Craig Road and Duxton Hill where you will find a mix of amazing restaurants and bars. It is a historic district located in the downtown core. So, it makes it inevitable to visit this part of the island.

Restaurants In Tanjong Pagar

The list of restaurants in Tanjong Pagar is endless. However, here are a few amazing options for all you foodies to check out.

1. O.BBa BBQ Tanjong Pagar

Do you like BBQ? If yes, then there is no better place than O.BBa BBQ to enjoy pork ribs. This place is quite popular among locals because that is how good the food quality is. It is not cheap but it is not as expensive as you would think. In fact, you will find its value for money. This place has an amazing ambiance and service. Even vegetarians have plenty of options to choose from. Enjoy the marinated meats, tofu soup, fried chicken, and tofu soup. The pancakes are also really good.

Address: 63 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088484
Timings: 12 PM – 7:30 PM

2. Cumi Bali Indonesian Restaurant

Cumi Bali Indian restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Tanjong Pagar where you will find authentic Indonesian flavors. Try Balinese cuisine right here in Singapore and kill two birds with one stone. It is known in the whole area for its amazing preparation and wholesome flavors. Even the interiors and traditional decor are marvelous. The staff is friendly and you will definitely have a magical experience here at Cumi Bali.

Address: 66 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088487
Timings: 11:30am–3pm, 6–10pm

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3. Luke Italian

Who doesn’t like Italian? What is there not to like? If you like pizzas and pastas, then you should come to Luke Italian. It is one of the great restaurants in Tanjong pagar, especially if you are traveling with kids. The place has a wide range of pizzas, pastaz, lasagna, and risottos to choose from. There is a bar so you can enjoy drinks with your food too. The owner is Japanese so you will even find Japanese influence is some of the dishes.

Address: 18 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088441
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM

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4. Joyden Treasures

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Joyden Treasures is situated at one of the best locations in Kallang which is the Leisure Park. This Chinese restaurant in Kallang features exquisite Cantonese and Teochew cuisine dishes. Even the delicacies from the Chinese cuisine are served here but only during special occasions like some celebrations or weddings. A comprehensive assortment of seafood and meat-centric dishes are laid out here. Some of the savoury dishes which must be tried here by every food enthusiast include Phoenix Beancurd Skin Prawn Roll, Steamed Red Grouper dressed with Homemade Soy Bean Broth, Crispy Duck served with Lotus Buns, Jumbo Prawns in Dark Sauce, Salt Baked Crabs, Ee-fu Noodles, among many others.

Location: 5 Stadium Walk, #02-42, Leisure Park Kallang, Singapore-397693
Cost for two: INR 4,200
TripAdvisor rating: 4.0
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5. Ariff

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Ariff’s Restaurant in Kallang serves authentic Indian food and is considered to be the best Indian restaurant in Kallang. Traditional Indian food delicacies like Cone Dosa, Curries, Mushroom Paratha, Kothu Paratha, Kambing Soup, Uthapam, Fish Fry, Onion Paratha and much more is served here. One can even relish sipping on the unique combination of juices offered here. The best part about this restaurant is that it is open 24 hours on all days of the week.

Location: 71 Kallang Bahru, Kallang, Singapore-330071
Cost for two: INR 2,000
Zomato rating: 4.0
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These restaurants in Tanjong Pagar should be on your checklist if you want to have splendid dining experience on your vacation in Singapore. Don’t settle on a wrong impression that you will find it difficult looking for restaurant options. Singapore has a lot of options when it comes to restaurants. From Indian to Mexican, Chinese to Continental, you will find everything on this island.



90,000 Review of the best coffee shops in Singapore

Not so long ago, we wrote a review article about the best coffee houses in New York, but today we want to tell you about the best, in our opinion, coffee houses in Singapore. The city itself is quite colorful and in many respects differs from others, with its charm, culture and even smell. However, the coffee here is just as great as in New York!


The Tanjong Pagar area in Singapore is a kind of corner of the city.As the “third wave of coffee” hit this small nation too, coffee shops started popping up all over Singapore, which is really great because it means that the number of places where I can get my dose of caffeine has increased significantly. Drury Lane (no, not a street in London), for example, is one of those cute little places, and even though it can be crowded and noisy on weekends, a good seat at a table and a cup of fantastically delicious coffee will always provide you here. pleasant lunch.


Oriole Coffee Roasters is another great place in the Tanjong Pagar area. It is a little different from regular coffee shops, and combines a mixture of styles and echoes of Singaporean culture. The distinctive style is felt not only in the nostalgic façade, but also in the menu, which offers traditional snacks, modern versions of traditional drinks and, most importantly, excellent coffee.


Tolido’s Espresso Nook coffee shop is located far outside the Tanjong Pagar area – actually, already in the Kampong Glam area.This is my favorite cafe in the area, because even with the whole “flock” of hipsters who are constantly hanging around these cafes, it is quite quiet on weekends, so you can always have a quiet and pleasant lunch here. The coffee that is served here is not outstanding, but good, tasty food at quite reasonable prices really sets this place apart from others.


Taking a break from food for a while, it’s worth noting that Singapore’s Kampong Glam area is a great spot for street photography, where you can see biker cafes, halal bakeries, and vintage Volkswagens.It is a small area with a provincial feel that has changed a lot over the past couple of years. Fortunately, the influence of Malay culture remains quite strong here, despite new trends in coffee culture.


But OTG.Coffee is something special. Located in the residential area of ​​Serangun district, this small establishment has a good name. OTG stands for “Oh Thank God!” (Oh, thank God!) – and indeed, thank God that such a wonderful cafe exists.There is more to be found here than other, more hipster establishments can offer you – the café caters mainly for takeaway food and drinks, so there is very little seating. However, it remains at the top of my list of favorite cafes because it is always good to have a leisurely lunch and a serious conversation here, and it also always serves good food and even better drinks at incredibly affordable prices. In addition, the staff here is always very friendly, and willingly accepts constructive criticism – usually the staff of other cafes suffers from a lack of the latter quality, as soon as the popularity of the institution begins to grow.

OTG.Coffee isn’t for everyone, but it definitely suits me.

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Laksa (spicy noodle soup) at 328 Katong Laksa restaurant (216 East Coast Rd, +65 9732 8163, average bill – $ 22).

The best of the best

Ding Dong

In this restaurant you want to order everything at once: octopus confit, rice with mango, crab with salad, scallops with Chinese cabbage.Chef Ryan Clift has collected in one menu, it seems, all possible Asian snacks. They serve dessert-like cocktails like Pirates of Malacca with spiced rum and palm sugar.

23 Ann Siang Road, +65 6557 0189, dingdong.com.sg, snacks – from $ 15.


British Michelin star Jason Atherton already has several trendy restaurants in Singapore. But Pollen, located in a botanical garden under a roof, is head and shoulders above the rest.Country duck with foie gras and black currant is especially good.

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, +65 6604 9988, pollen.com.sg, lunch – from $ 75.

Chef Dave Pint at his Burnt Ends

Burnt Ends

Chef Dave Pint has built special four-ton ovens for his restaurant for roasting large quantities of meat. The grill menu, which changes every day, includes lamb, chicken, king crab, snapper fish, as well as fennel and leeks, which are also grilled.

20 Teck Lim Road, +65 6224 3933, burntends.com.sg, lunch – from $ 60.

The Naked Finn

The ultra-minimalistic interior justifies the name of the restaurant (translated as “Naked Finn”): there is nothing on the walls covered with transparent plastic, the furniture is simple, wooden. The menu includes Indian squid, arctic mussels, lobsters from Mozambique and cod from New Zealand.

41 Malan Road, +65 6694 0807, nakedfinn.com, lunch with drinks – $ 100.

Tiffin Room Restaurant at Raffles Hotel (1 Beach Rd, Raffles Hotel, +65 6412 1816, raffles.com, dinner – from $ 60). Try chicken tikka masala.

Bar-Roque Grill

The restaurant with 17th century interiors opened a year ago in the Tanjong Pagar business district. The fad is French cuisine. Order the country duck terrine, tender rabbit pâté, and for dessert a banana tart with salted caramel ice cream. Bonus – a large selection of wines from all over the world.

165 Tanjong Pagar Road, +65 6444 9672, bar-roque.com.sg, duck terrine – $ 15.

Banana Leaf Apolo

This restaurant serves traditional Indian food. Especially popular are the long bean masala and the spicy fish-headed curry served on a banana leaf.

48 Serangoon Road, +65 6241 4141, bananaleafapolo.com, masala from $ 13.

DB Bistro Moderne

There is a line for the signature burgers of Chef Daniel Bulud.In addition to them, the menu includes a rooster marinated in wine, a steak with fried potatoes and a plate of seafood, which one cannot cope with.

2 Bayfront Avenue, +65 6688 8525, dbbistro.com, cock in wine – $ 29.

Jamie’s Italian

Judging by the daily full house, Singaporeans and guests of the capital are crazy about Italian cuisine in the version of British chef Jamie Oliver. Classic dishes like tagliatelle bolognese or eggplant parmesan are served in large portions and at reasonable prices.The mood is also raised by the bright retro-style interior with red leather sofas.

1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity, +65 6733 5500, jamieoliver.com, tagliatelle bolognese $ 13.

Botanical Garden Flower Dome, which houses the restaurant Pollen

Gourmet cuisine

Jaan Swissôtel

This restaurant is located on the 70th floor of the Swissôtel, offering first-class city views. Chef Julien Roye describes his food as “simple”; in fact, the menu includes intricate dishes like venison with celery in mulled wine and pear sauce.

2 Stamford Road, +65 6837 3322, jaan.com.sg, 5 course menu – $ 120.


Les Amis

Singaporean businessmen and celebrities take their guests to this restaurant to impress them. The interiors are classic with baroque chandeliers and long tables, the wine list includes 200 wines, and the chef Sebastian Lepino is famous for quails with classic Provencal ratatouille and pies with tomato confiture.

1 Scotts Road, 2-16 Shaw Center, +65 6733 2225, lesamis.com.sg, 5 course menu – $ 128.



One of the most famous restaurateurs and sommelier in Singapore, Ignatius Chan reimagines Japanese cuisine. Serves meringue sushi instead of molecular soy sauce and sea urchin scallops.

Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, +65 6732 2234, iggys.com.sg, average bill $ 95.

French Restaurant Bar-Roque Grill

Singapore Food

Long Beach

Since 1959, Long Beach’s signature dish has been crab in black pepper.It’s sacrilege to come to Singapore and not try it. Feel free to entrust your waiter with cutting the crab.

47 Beach Road, 05-02 / 05 Kheng Chiu Building, longbeachseafood.com.sg, +65 6338 9398, average bill $ 30.


Yum Cha Chinatown

A rickety staircase leads to a bustling restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The trolleys in the hall, loaded with baskets of pork ribs with sweet potatoes, yams and dim sum with shrimp and spinach, will impress even those who like Asia as their home.

20 Trengganu Street, +65 6372 1717, yumcha.com.sg, average bill $ 10.



While the mother of young chef and restaurant owner Malcolm Lee oversees the recipe in the kitchen, her son is modernizing traditional Singaporean food. The best thing on the menu at the time of check-in is pork belly stewed in soy sprouts sauce with chili.

331 New Bridge Road, +65 8121 4107, candlenut.com.sg, average bill is $ 12.


Song Fa

The specialty of the restaurant is bak kut teh, a broth cooked from pork ribs, kidneys, liver or tail (at the request of the client) with pepper and herbs: which is the secret of the cooks. The broth invigorates and energizes so that there are queues for it at the restaurant from seven in the morning.

11 New Bridge Road, songfa.com.sg, average bill $ 8.

Fish Head Curry at Banana Leaf Apolo

Food Courts

Chinatown Market & Food Center

There are always crowds in the food court of the mall.Take a look at Pavilion 02–112, which serves the wonderful Singaporean dish satay bee hoon, rice noodles in a spicy peanut sauce with cuttlefish, pork and water spinach.

335 Smith Street, average bill $ 15.


Maxwell Road Hawker Center

At the food court on the outskirts of Chinatown, try Hainan chicken with rice and chili sauce, which would also be a Michelin-starred one.

1 Kadayanallur Street, average bill – $ 18.


Food Opera

The food court located in the basement of Prada and Burberry boutiques is unlike any other in Singapore. The interiors look like they were designed by Philippe Starck (baroque chandeliers, velvet sofas, black lacquered panels on the walls), but the food is simple. At pavilion B4–03, try currylaxa soup, a spicy noodle soup.

ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, noodles – $ 5.


Sabar Menanti Restaurant & Catering

Perhaps the best gastronomic establishment in Singapore in terms of price-quality ratio.At the counter, you can pick up a plate of rice, and then put any main course on it yourself: jackfruit curry (breadfruit), spicy chicken in coconut sauce, a variety of grilled fish, shrimp in chili sauce. The price depends on the weight of the plate.

48 Kandahar Street, +65 6396 6919, average bill $ 17.


Tekka Center

Stop at Pavilion 01–258 and watch the chefs knead the dough, tossing and flipping it deftly on the fly.The dough is immediately baked into bread and served with a thick curry sauce.

665 Buffalo Road, Little India, curry bread – $ 0.7

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Tanjong Pagar railway station

Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Art Deco style.The large initials “FMS R” stand for Federated Malay State Railways. The four white marble bas-reliefs under these initials represent allegories of agriculture, trade, transport and industry.

Location 30 Keppel Road, Singapore 089059
Coordinates 1 ° 16’22 “N, 103 ° 50’17” E / 1.27278 ° N 103.83806 ° E / 1.27278; 103.83806
Belongs to Singapore Land Authority
(formerly Keretapi Tanah Melayu)
Line (s) Formerly KTM Intercity
Platforms 3 (1 island platform, 2 side platforms)
Tracks 3
Parking lot yes
Opened May 3, 1932; 88 years ago (1932-05-03)
Closed July 1, 2011 ; 9 years ago (2011-07-01)
Assigned April 9, 2011 ; 10 years ago (2011-04-09)

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Malay: Stesen Keretapi Tanjong Pagar ; Chinese: 丹戎巴葛 火车 总站; Tamil: தஞ்சோங் பகார் ரயில் நிலையம்), also called Singapore Railway Station: Keretapi Singapura ; Chinese: 新加坡 火车站; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் ரயில் நிலையம்) or railway station Keppel Road , a former railway station located at 30 Keppel Road in Singapore.The station was the southern endpoint of the network operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the main rail operator in Malaysia, until June 30, 2011, when the station ceased operations with the relocation of KTM station to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint. The land on which the KTM station and railways stood was originally owned by KTM and over which Malaysia had partial sovereignty. This agreement lasted until June 30, 2011, when rail links with Tanjong Pagar were cut and land returned to Singapore.

The main building of the railway station was declared a national monument on April 9, 2011, which is in line with one of the goals of the new clauses of the agreement between Malaysia and Singapore.

This will be the future site of the Cantonment Metro Station, one of the Circle MRT Stage 6 stations.


Top view of Tanjong Pagar train station

Prior to the construction of the Johor-Singapore Bridge across the Johor Strait, the Singapore railway was limited to the island.Construction of the dam began in 1919, and it was opened to freight trains on September 17, 1923, and to passenger trains on October 1, 1923. Previously, passengers and goods, especially for serving the transport of the tin and rubber industry in Malaya, were relocated to Woodland before the ferry to Johor Bahru and connecting trains on the peninsula. Tanjong Pagar railway station was completed on May 3, 1932 and officially inaugurated by Sir Cecil Clementi. It was about 79 years old before it ceased operations on July 1, 2011 and was reserved for the Singapore Railway Museum.

Singapore State Railway

In 1859, Captain William Cloughton built the first dry dock. With the advent of steamboats and the growth of shipping, the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was founded in 1864 to build marinas in the area. The area grew to become known as “New Harbor” shortly before acting Governor Sir Alexander Swettenham renamed it Keppel Harbor in 1900.

Subsequently, due to numerous political demands, plans began in 1899 to build a railroad through Singapore, primarily to serve the New Harbor, and in 1903, the Singapore-Kranji railroad was completed.Between 1906 and 1907, the line was extended south from the terminus. Station on the Tank Road to Tanjong Pagar and berths. It was eventually abandoned due to noise complaints from nearby residents.

Train services

KTM operated six daily KTM Intercity trains between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It also operated several other trains between Singapore and other parts of Peninsula Malaysia, such as Kelantan State in the northeast.The company also provided transfers between Johor Bahru and Singapore for commuter train passengers. Until June 30, 2011, stops in Singapore were at Woodlands (for immigration control by the Singapore Immigration Service and disembarkation of passengers traveling from Malaysia) and Tanjong Pagar (embarkation and disembarkation). Since July 1, 2011, the only stop in Singapore is the Woodlands.

Tanjong Pagar and Outram Park Subway Stations are about 1 km from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Intangible heritage

Upon arrival at the TPRS main hall, the first thing many encounter is the Khabib railway bookstore and money changer. Part of the train station landscape since 1936, this is definitely one of the establishments that many ordinary passengers would patronize before embarking on their journey. Opened in 1936, this store was operated by owner Mohd Sini before taking over in 1958. He worked the longest at the station.

The Station Canteen, known for its delicious and affordable food, has been inaugurated by the Hasan brothers since 1984.One of the hawkers, Mohammed Ali Latif, sold Nasi Briani in the cafeteria for 8 years before it closed. He started his business from scratch, selling 20-30 servings a day for about 300 a day. On his last day at the station, his food was sold out within 2 hours, and over 700 regular customers came to support him.

TPRS was also home to Mr. Dennis Lim, whose father has run the station hotel for over 60 years since 1932. The hotel, with 34 rooms, was located on the upper floors of the station, and its service was equated to the Raffles Hotel.its peak, to the point that many dignitaries like Malaysian royalties frequent the hotel. Having lived and worked here for most of his life, Lim also mentioned that the hotel exuded a strong colonial atmosphere with huge rooms with high ceilings and restaurant waiters dressed in white with silver buttons.

The hotel’s popularity began to decline in the 1970s due to the physical deterioration of the station building and neglect of maintenance by the Malay Railway authorities.A roof leak caused significant damage to the ceiling due to moisture, and plumbing problems became the predominant problem. All this led to a drop in the attractiveness of the hotel, and the business went down.

Termination of work

The notice of the termination of work at the Tanjong Pagar railway station was posted on board the train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (Tanjong Pagar) on June 26, 2011, the last week of the station.

Pursuant to an agreement between the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore on May 24, 2010, rail operations at the station ceased on July 1, 2011.The preserved building can be integrated with future developments on the site or converted into a museum. KTM South Terminal has been relocated to Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

The closure of the line between Tanjong Pagar and the Woodlands checkpoint was considered for about 20 years with the intention clearly articulated in the clauses of the 1990 Malaysia-Singapore agreement, although exact details could not be agreed upon until an agreement was reached.was signed between the two countries in 2010. While some supported the closure, others objected and lamented that it represented a major loss of Singapore’s legacy and a key public transportation facility. After the closure, Singapore had 180 km of railway lines.

Proposed redevelopment

In 2015, the Urban Development Authority (URA) proposed converting the station into a multipurpose public space as part of the renovation of the railway corridor stretching from Kranji to Tanjong Pagar.A request for a design plan has been announced. The winning bid for Tanjong Pagar Train Station includes a public park in front of the station called Station Green and an integrated MRT subway station entrance. Facilities such as an auditorium and an art gallery will be added, and the Railroad Corridor will become a linear park nearly ten times longer than New York’s High Line. The reconstruction is designed for 20 years.


Four marble statues by Angelo Vannetti

Inner hall of Tanjong Pagar station

Panels with paintings depicting the economic activities of Malaysia and Singapore in the station hall

The building is made in a richly decorated Art Deco style.On its outer side there are four white marble reliefs, allegories of agriculture, industry, trade and transport. These are the work of Angiolo Vannetti [it], a sculptor from Florence, Italy.

The hall has a vaulted roof.

Inside the main public hall, the walls bear panels with scenes depicting economic activities that were historically significant in Malaya: rice planting, tapping, shipping, carriage transport activities, copra growing and tin mining.

These panels and the original floor slabs were manufactured locally using rubber to reduce noise levels.

Two long platforms were able to accommodate the longest mail trains, covered with umbrella reinforced concrete roofs.

Disputes between Singapore and Malaysia

The status of the railway station was contested by the governments of Malaysia and Singapore.

When Singapore left Malaysia in 1965, there were no border controls between the two countries.When the two countries established border controls, Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) officers from Malaysia and Singapore were stationed at Tanjong Pagar to clear rail passengers. Road travelers are clear immigration on the Malaysian side of the sidewalk and woodland, Singapore when entering Singapore. In this case, the CIQs of both countries are separated.

Items of agreement between Malaysia and Singapore 1990

In 1990, Malaysia and Singapore signed an agreement on the Tanjong Pagar railway station.Malaysia agreed to relocate the station to Bukit Timah, thereby freeing up land for development. In turn, Singapore agreed to transfer the land for the Tanjong Pagar railway to a private limited company for joint development, with 60% of the shares going to Malaysia and 40% to Singapore. However, the parties interpreted the agreement differently. Singapore insisted that the agreement go into effect immediately, but Malaysia argued that the agreement would only enter into force once a decision was made to move the station.

Platforms and lines at Tanjong Pagar railway station, passengers on the platform on the left go through Malaysia’s immigration and customs formalities before boarding a train heading north to Malaysia. The photo was taken in the last month of operation.

Immigration control problems

Since 1992, KTM has worked with Singapore to flatten its railroad tracks in the Woodlands, where Singapore has built a new immigration checkpoint to replace the old checkpoint, with train passenger immigration facilities in place of Tanjong Pagar.In 1993, Malaysia replied that it would move its CIQ operations to the new Woodlands checkpoint.

However, in June 1997, Malaysia stated that the clauses of the 1990 agreement between Malaysia and Singapore would enter into force only after it decided to relocate Tanjong Pagar station. Malaysia also informed Singapore that it changed its mind and decided not to host its CIQ with Singapore at the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP), but to stay in Tanjong Pagar.In April 1998, Singapore informed Malaysia that it would move its CIQ operations to Woodlands, while Malaysia would have to move its CIQ out of Singapore from August 1, 1998. Instead, Malaysia asked for space on the WTCP on a temporary basis. an agreement so that Malaysian immigration officers can work from there and thereby overcome the problem of the sequence of stamps when leaving and entering the immigration authorities of Singapore and Malaysia.

According to a press release from the Singapore Ministry of the Interior on July 24, 1998:

  • Singapore will allow Malaysian customs officials to work at Tanjong Pagar railway station.Singapore officials will be present at the Tanjong Pagar railway station to hand over to Malaysian customs officials in the interim.
  • Singapore agreed to Malaysia’s request to allow the Malaysian Immigration Service to place several desks for its immigration officers on the passenger platform at the WTCP to clear passengers after Singapore allowed them to leave Singapore. The Singapore Immigration Service must arrange for departing passengers to leave Singapore before the Malaysian Immigration Service allows them to enter Malaysia.Otherwise, the sequence of immigration control will be illogical and cause problems in crime investigation and prosecution. These interim measures will address the problems that will arise if the Malaysian Immigration Service remains at the Tanjong Pagar railway station.

However, Malaysia refused to issue immigration controls on the platform: it insisted that the Malaysian Immigration Service was inside the building at the WTCP. If this was not possible, it stated that the Malaysian Immigration Service would remain in Tanjong Pagar.Singapore argued that Malaysia’s decision to locate its immigration control post in Singapore was inconsistent with Malaysia’s own legislation. According to the laws of Malaysia, it is the Johor Bahru railway station, and not Tanjong Pagar, that is declared an immigration control post for persons traveling by train from Singapore to Malaysia. Singapore also indicated that this is confirmed by a stamp on the passports of passengers boarding the train to Tanjong Pagar, which shows:

Reg.11. Imm. Regs 63
[Date] “
Authorized to enter and stay in West Malaysia and Sabah for one month from the date above”

On August 1, 1998, the Singapore Immigration Service ceased operations in Tanjong Pagar and transferred to the CPSU, while the Malaysian Immigration Service continued its activities in Tanjong Pagar. Malaysia has decided not to confirm the passports of departing rail passengers from Singapore and has pledged to provide legal arguments to show that Malaysia’s CIQ has a legal right to remain in Tanjong Pagar.

The immigration control procedure, which arose as a result of the deadlock before July 1, 2011, was as follows:

  • Regarding Singapore, the Malaysian Immigration Services conducted an immigration check on a train at the Johor Bahru railway station. After passing through immigration, the train crossed the dam and stopped at the WTCP station, where all passengers proceeded to Singapore customs and immigration. Thus, travelers entering Singapore by rail followed the correct immigration clearance procedure, i.e. exit granted by the Malaysian Immigration Office in Johor and entry granted by Singapore Immigration Office in the forested areas.After passing through Immigration at the Woodlands, passengers could either leave the checkpoint or continue the journey to Tanjong Pagar.
  • In the direction of Malaysia, passengers boarded the train at Tanjong Pagar and went through Malaysian customs and immigration before boarding. The train traveled about 30 minutes to WTCP and stopped there for 30 minutes so that passengers could go through Singapore immigration. In this case, passengers were allowed to enter Malaysia prior to Singapore immigration, which is contrary to international practice.To get around this problem, the Malaysian immigration officials did not stamp passports.

In early 2007, news of a Singaporean woman imprisoned for not being stamped on her passport upon entering Malaysia drew attention to unusual clearance procedures. The Foreign Office reminded Singaporeans that their passports would not be stamped when leaving Malaysia by train, rather than stamping a disembarkation card that had not been retained until leaving Malaysia.Logon records were also entered into the computer system. Even then, this arrangement continued to pose problems for some passengers.

Moving agreed

On May 24, 2010, a meeting between Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore resolved the issue of resettlement. In a joint statement after the meeting, they announced that KTM will relocate from Tanjong Pagar railway station and establish a station at the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP), making it the southern terminus of the Malaysian rail network from July 1, 2011.Malaysia will also relocate its customs, immigration and quarantine facilities from Tanjong Pagar to WCP, which will create an integrated border point between Malaysia and Singapore.

Singapore agreed to provide a bus service between WTCP and the nearest MRT station, and that the National Heritage Board maintains the station building for any development in the area. The Bukit Timah railway station building on Blackmore Drive may also be preserved.

Both sides agreed to form a consortium called MS Pte Ltd, 60% owned by Malaysian Khazanah Nasional Berhad and 40% by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Ltd.The company will be allocated three land plots in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands. and three additional plots of land in Bukit Timah (Lot 76-2 Mk 16, Lot 249 Mk 4 and Lot 32-10 Mk 16) in exchange for the return of land from the KTM railway to Singapore, which was exchanged for Marina One and dUO land plots, located in the Marina Bay and Bugis districts of Singapore, with the aim of stimulating financial growth in the Central Business District, and the nearest metro stations to MS Pte Ltd land are Marina Bay and Bugis.

Both sides also agreed to build a high-speed transit link between Johor Bahru and Singapore to improve connectivity through the Causeway. Once the connection is complete, the KTM terminus can be moved to Johor.

The last train from Tanjong Pagar was led by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail from Johor, whose grandfather, Ismail from Johor, opened the road between Singapore and Malaya in 1923. The Sultan had to learn how to drive a train before he could set out.this task while undergoing training at KTM. For safety reasons, he was accompanied by two drivers.

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    Ms. Phan Sue Leng, URA’s Assistant Chief Architect, announced that the project will be called the Greater Southern Waterfront area and the Tanjong Pagara Port area will be part of the plan. “The project is very ambitious: we are going to attract many more residents to this territory, for this, residential complexes will be built in Tanjong Pagar, which will also have a multifunctional character,” she added.

    The project will also include green corridors, forming an ecological network to promote biodiversity and activities throughout the area.It will complement existing and new buildings in the area such as Eon Shenton, PS100 and Tanjong Pagar Center, which is 290 meters or 64 stories high, also named the tallest building in Singapore.

    Ms. Valerie Wong, Commercial Manager at GuocoLand Singapore, said: “Although Tanjong Pagar is a fairly developed area, it lacks to become a hub, a meeting place for office workers and residents.” At the same time, Ms. Fan noted that the area already has a “mixed character.”“You can find many restaurant buildings and other service centers on the streets, and this makes street life more vibrant. This area is very different from others in that even after the end of the working day you will still see quite a lot of street life here ”.

    Mr. Dietmar Lake, leader of the High-Density Mixed-Use Cities project at Future Cities Laboratory, said that the intention to create a mixed city block is not new. “But Tanjong Pagar will prove that this idea really works not only at the level of preservation of historical heritage, but also in relation to modern buildings and territories,” he said.Lake added that architecture that adapts to different users helps cities prepare for future changes as they become more flexible to meet future needs. “It’s all about difference and diversity. The whole city of Singapore is a huge urban project, and it is important that within its framework we create islands with different names, and they are able to complement each other. ”

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    Blue Ginger Restaurant

    Blue Ginger Restaurant is a popular destination for both locals and tourists.It is located next to the Tanjong Pagar district in Singapore and is among a line of traditional, colorful shops. The restaurant’s name comes from galangala (ginger-like root), a key ingredient in Malay cuisine, and its classic and sophisticated décor evokes a colonial Singaporean feel. Preparing a variety of traditional Malay dishes, the restaurant is particularly renowned for its “blue ginger” – headless chicken thighs and drumsticks flavored with coconut milk, rich in exotic spices and grilled to perfection.The selection of seafood is also extremely varied, from halibut to mackerel and everything in between. The traditional homemade red Nyonya dwarf fishtail, okra and eggplant are a special favorite home that attracts a crowd of locals.

    Blue Ginger Restaurant, 97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, +65 6222 3928

    candle tree fruit

    Launched in 2010, Candlenut is a Perankan-inspired eatery run by chef and owner Malcolm Lee.All rempahs are made from scratch with fresh ingredients and no MSG or preservatives. Dishes are slowly cooked over several hours to accentuate their vibrant aromas. Malcolm’s love of food was inspired by his mother’s cooking. She was the first Singaporean to receive a Miele Management Scholarship to study at the At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy. The modern and stylish restaurant prides itself on creating authentic food with a modern twist.It is recommended to use bua qeluak, Peranakan’s signature dish.

    Candlenut, Dorsett Residencies, 331 New Bridge Road, # 01-03, Singapore, +65 8121 4107

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    Eastern part

    This hawker center received a complete refurbishment in 2004 after 25 years of intensive use by local residents. It continues to be a popular meeting place and is the finest area in the city to sample traditional food. The hackers’ tactics are a bit unusual: guests have to climb on the table, indicate the table number, and then browse various eateries.East Coast Food Village is a cornucopia of traditional Thai, Malay, Chinese and local cuisine. In addition to the main peanut salad, popular dishes with locals include satay bion (thin noodles with spicy peanut sauce), beef soup, and tender chicken wings.

    East Coast Parkway, 1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore

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    The result of Mamanda is “to present the pinnacle of cultural cuisine”.The main focus of the restaurant is on preparing food as fresh as possible, combining traditional cooking methods with authentic spices and oriental culinary techniques. Mamanda Hotel is located in the quietest area of ​​Bendahara House, in Kampong Glam. It offers its guests fine Malay cuisine in stylish and exclusive surroundings. Originally built in the 1920s, the house was inhabited by Tenku Mahmud, heir to the throne of the Sultan of Johor. Along with the refurbished and refined dining interiors, al fresco dining in the picturesque courtyard is a must for a romantic dinner.The menu pays special attention to the restaurant’s asam-pedam, a spicy, sour seafood stew, which is a very popular dish among locals.

    Mamanda, 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore, +65 6396 6646

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    PeraMakan is owned by Chef Katherine Poh Neo, a true disciple of the Nyon tradition. The restaurant recreates dishes from Katherine’s childhood that were passed down from her parents. It is highly recommended to have ayam buah keluak, a tender chicken braised in a spicy stick with nuts, but besides the vibrant spices and flavors on the net, the restaurant also offers great desserts.One dessert is recommended, in particular the bubble cha-cha is recommended. It is made from steamed yams and potatoes in coconut sauce with sago pearls and tapioca jelly. PeraMakan Hotel is located on the third floor of Keppel Golf Club, offering stunning views of Singapore Harbor and Sentosa Island.

    PeraMakan Level 3, Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore, +65 6377 2829

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    Singapore Food Trail

    Singapore Food Trail is a unique food mall that brings together temporary stalls along the road to create authentic street food.The outdoor dining area, covered with awnings, protects visitors from the midday heat. Vendors include Rong Chen Bah Kut Teh, Boon Tat Street Barbeque Seafood, and Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters, among others. One of the most notable clubs, Alhambra Satay is a family run business that started in the city before 1967. Specializing in barbecue wings, the hackers’ food choices include khang puteh: roasted, steamed, or roasted nuts and beans.

    Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, No. 01-09 / 12, Singapore, +65 6338 1328

    Jonny’s Nyonya Deli

    Specializing in Nyonya and Peranakan cuisine, Jony’s Nyonya Deli is inspired throughout the Far East.This cozy and cozy gastronomic hotel is located in the center of Singapore in the Republic Plaza, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city. Combining their industrial setting with a warm inviting ambiance, the deli feel like a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is recommended to use Penang asem laksa, which consists of rice noodles in tamarind sauce. For dessert, the sweet and refreshing coconut milk dessert Nyonya cendol is the perfect palate cleanser.

    Jonny’s Nyonya Deli, 9 Raffles Place, Republic Plaza, # B1-06, Singapore, +65 9850 6688

    Pristine cuisine at Grand Hyatt Singapore

    For a simple yet delicious buffet of traditional Singaporean and Malayan cuisine, Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt is a must visit. Despite being a modern take on the hockey centers of Singapore, the flavors are authentic and the dining room is superbly elegant. There are several favorites of the head hunter, from satay and poultry rice to Randang beef, laksa, and a wide variety of curries.Malay dishes on offer include otak otak, which is a spicy muffin, as well as papia, spring turnip roll, shrimp, egg, and peanuts. For the more adventurous foodie, durian ice cream is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While a pleasantly sweet tasting experience, a rather dense smell comes from the fruit, which may be off-set by some.

    Straits Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, +65 6738 1234

    Jake Setterfield


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