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Nice Restaurants in Singapore city area.

Post by MidletonRare » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 8:25 pm

Hello All,

I was hoping someone could help me, I'm going to be passing through Singapore for a few days next year with my wife and I'm looking for some suggestions for nice restaurants downtown.

We will be staying at the Marina Mandarin but they don't have to be close to there. It will be my wifes birthday while we are there so I'd like to take her somewhere nice for dinner as I kinda messed up last year and really want to make it up to her.

Any other suggestions of where to go and what to see would also be much appreciated.

Hope you can help,

MidletonRare. :) [/b]

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 12:24 am

It would help a bit if you could tell what you're looking for?
Local food? Asian food? Western food? What budget?...
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Post by MidletonRare » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 4:44 pm

We like all foods really, but since we'll be in Singapore then I think it'd be nice to try some local/asian food. The budget would be medium to high say around SGD$100-125 per person. Smart casual dress code.[/code]

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Post by seraphim » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 7:01 pm

MidletonRare wrote:Any other suggestions of where to go and what to see would also be much appreciated.
Depends on when you'll be here. Of course, there's the tired old tourist routine - Drop by Sentosa; oh, you must visit the Night Safari!, and don't forget to go bargain hunting in Chinatown!

Alternatively, one of the events I highly recommend to visiting friends is Thaipusam. Devotees walk a stretch from Seragoon Road to Tank Road barefoot, carrying 'pavadi's (sp?) which are huge shrines adorned with peacock feathers and other gorgeous trimmings, all the while singing and dancing as if in a trance. Most of the devotees have the pavadi attached to their bodies with numerous hooks pierced in to their skin, which miraculously, rarely bleed! And they claim to feel no pain whatsoever.

Its quite a breathtaking sight. :D

not sure when its on this year, but if I recall correctly, it does tend to fall within the first quarter of the year.
And the sultans - yeah the sultans
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Post by Carpe Diem » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 9:15 pm

MidletonRare wrote:We like all foods really, but since we'll be in Singapore then I think it'd be nice to try some local/asian food. The budget would be medium to high say around SGD$100-125 per person. Smart casual dress code.[/code]
Sorry I can't recommend you on Asian food. Not that I don't like it but I don't think I have the expertise.
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Post by madwolfie » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 9:28 pm

You may try these links and see if you may like to try them :-

Hainanese Cuisine - http://www.mymumscuisine.com/mymumscuisinepage.html

Perenakan Food - http://www.straitschinese.com/

or this link http://www.bestrestaurants.com.sg to browse through

The best a wolfie can do... good luck! :)

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Post by adelien78 » Wed, 07 Dec 2005 10:55 am

ok, the amazing thing in singapore is you dont have to spend a lot of money to eat great food here, but if you want a taste of the "real" local food and you want to do it in style, in my opinion Straitkitchen is one of the best options. Here you can try all! in one buffet style dinner. peranakan, chinese, indian, ... It will be hard to try everything as theres too much to chose from.
For the rest of your time, go to the foodcourts! (every mall, every interchange has one) Newton is a good option, or go to east coast to one of the many seafoodrestaurants.
For straitskitchen, better make reservation a few ! days in advance.

http://restaurants.singapore.hyatt.com/ ... intro.html

Enjoy the great variety of food that Singapore has to offer.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 07 Dec 2005 6:49 pm

The service can be a little spotty, but I would recommend Doc Cheng's in the Raffles hotel. Can't possibly beat the location, and the food is fusion Asian. It's a fun place, very colonial/old-worldish-Singaporean. You can have a nightcap in the Billiard's room or Long Bar where the Singapore Sling was invented.

The other suggestion I have is Indochine at Empress Place. It's lovely, by the river and the food can be very good. The service is often appallingly bad, but this is a persistent problem here in Singapore. If you know what to expect, it won't bother you as much.

If Eric were here, he'd recommend the Cliff, (The Beaufort on Sentosa) good food, lovely ambience. Or Halia in the Botanic Garden, also delightful. Flutes is in an old B&W, the fire chiefs house, also a possibility. Near Fort Canning Park.

Hope this helps. Enjoy yourself!

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Post by Baron Greenback » Thu, 08 Dec 2005 12:11 pm

For somewhere special I would recommend the Halia in the botanical gardens
a fantastic setting, with a hint of romance http://food.asiaone.com.sg/gdfd/res_20050919_001.shtml

Or perhaps the tiffin room at Raffles Hotel, all you can eat curry buffet $40 per head every night.

On the higher end of the scale the Mandarin Hotel has a revolving resturant, but it is pricey http://www.asiatravel.com/singapore/mandarin/v2.html

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Post by MidletonRare » Thu, 08 Dec 2005 11:21 pm

Hey people,

Thanks for your help and suggestions I'm sure we can find somewhere nice to eat out of all your suggestions. I was checking out some of the bars and clubs on different websites and I came across a place called Orchard Towers which had interesting reviews about it. What kind of place is it? Is it just a tower block with pick-up bars or something more seedy?
Just curious as different sites were saying to stay away from there.

Regards,

Midletonrare. :wink:

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Post by vaishali » Fri, 09 Dec 2005 2:05 am

MidletonRare wrote:Hey people,

Thanks for your help and suggestions I'm sure we can find somewhere nice to eat out of all your suggestions. I was checking out some of the bars and clubs on different websites and I came across a place called Orchard Towers which had interesting reviews about it. What kind of place is it? Is it just a tower block with pick-up bars or something more seedy?
Just curious as different sites were saying to stay away from there.

Regards,

Midletonrare. :wink:
1 word

prostitutes

It's a terribly seedy place and would not set foot in it.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 09 Dec 2005 3:11 pm

MidletonRare wrote:Hey people,

Thanks for your help and suggestions I'm sure we can find somewhere nice to eat out of all your suggestions. I was checking out some of the bars and clubs on different websites and I came across a place called Orchard Towers which had interesting reviews about it. What kind of place is it? Is it just a tower block with pick-up bars or something more seedy?
Just curious as different sites were saying to stay away from there.

Regards,

Midletonrare. :wink:
Orchard Towers is known locally as Four Floor of Whores and More.

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Post by MidletonRare » Fri, 09 Dec 2005 4:35 pm

Ok I think I can see the picture, its not really on the tourist trail. I didn't realise that prostitution was legal in Singapore (The cleanest city in the world). Anyway that's good to know I'm sure its not the kind of place you'd just wander into anyway.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 09 Dec 2005 6:12 pm

MidletonRare wrote:Ok I think I can see the picture, its not really on the tourist trail.
Oh it's very much on the tourist trail... :wink:

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Post by dot dot dot » Tue, 13 Dec 2005 9:41 pm

Dining at the Cliff and a visit to Orchard Towers does have something in common though I'd say:

Must be the breathtaking views at both places.... :-|

Eric

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