Maru Dine & Bar – New Contemporary Asian-Fusion Dining Concept In Tanjong Pagar

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The beauty in fusion cuisine lies in its ability to combine different culture, culinary techniques and cuisine to create something entirely different and intrinsically better. But it goes far beyond simply slathering kaya on a scone or sprinkling curry leaves onto pasta—it takes practice, and possibly hundreds of failed attempts to achieve the perfect recipe.

Maru Dine & Bar is a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant located in Icon Village in Singapore’s central business district that expertly integrates the cultures of Vietnam, Japan and America into its food.

Be charmed by its uniquely designed interior that creatively encompasses the essences of each individual culture, as well as a stellar array of quirky creations that will please your palate as much as it will tickle your senses.
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12 Bars In Telok Ayer That Are Great For After-Work Drinks

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For many working professionals, Telok Ayer is the go-to place for after-work drinks at trendy bars. Telok Ayer is always bustling and full of life because of its strategic location in the heart of the Central Business District.

The vibrant neighbourhood is an interesting place to explore too—boasting the most exciting food establishments and cafes that turn into bars at night housed in traditional shop houses. It is a culture-rich place that is home to not just popular chill out spots, but also hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered.

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Freehouse – Burgers, Bar Bites And A Smorgasbord of Craft Beers

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Freehouse is a craft beer joint you can escape to after a hard day’s work. Hidden on the second floor of a shophouse along Boon Tat Street, feel free to knock back a few pints and leave your troubles at the door.

This unsuspecting craft beer den houses up to 16 different craft beers and ciders on rotation, all affordably priced from S$9 for a 10oz pint. The selection changes constantly, so feel free to ask the bartender what the hottest beers are for the week.

In addition to their excellent range of tipples, they also serve up amazing grub; interesting bar bites like their signature Cereal Frog Legs With Ginger Flower Dressing to mouth watering mains like their Bombay Burger With Piccalilli.
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13 Best Secret Bars In Singapore Even Locals Never Knew About

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Several generations ago, speakeasies referred to the unlicensed saloons where patrons were required to lay low about drinking at these illegal establishments. Today, a speakeasy bar typically refers to a bar’s concept, where its appearance is more often than not deliberately unnoticeable or even camouflaged. Speakeasies are all the rage right now on our sunny island! Some of them are incredibly difficult to locate – but good things are worth hunting for, right?

From cocktail speciality bar Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, underrated alfresco The Bar Above, hidden underground gem Operation Dagger to award-winning 28 Hong Kong Street, here is our guide to 13 Best Secret Bars in Singapore that are worth making a special trip to.

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Employees Only – The World’s Fourth Best Bar Is Now In Singapore

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Specialty cocktail bar Employees Only is an exceptionally popular bar in The Big Apple. The nightlife destination has been around for more than a decade—a testimony that it has long since established a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers.

The World’s 50 Best Bars has reconfirmed its status in the competitive industry by ranking it fourth on earth.

Employees Only opened its first international outpost in Singapore’s Amoy Street and the opening sees co-founder Igor Hadzismajlovic, principal bartender Steve Schneider and executive chef Julia Jaksic, moving from The Empire State to our sunny island.

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12 Happy Hour Promotions in The Central Business District For Your Post-Work Unwinding

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Everyone loves being able to catch an awesome happy hour deal. Oh yes, ‘Happy Hour’ is always pleasing to the ears.

With so many bars around the Central Business District (CBD), there is no lack of options for some post-work catching up sessions and unwinding before we call it a day. But do you know which bars have the best promotions?

Whether it is a 1-for-1 deal, S$5 house pours or discounted liquor, count us in when it comes to a good bargain. Alcohol can undoubtedly get pricey in the CBD, but here are 12 Happy Hour Promotions in The Central Business District For Your Post-Work Unwinding.

Bottoms up, guys!

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[Closed] The Wagon – French-Japanese Tapas Served On Trolley. And AMAZING Beef Platter

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The Wagon is one of the newest but most unassuming restaurant on Tras Street, Singapore. It looks subtle and unassuming from the outside, along the rows of restaurants and shophouses. But if you can locate this gem, you are in for a treat.

When night falls, a huge red neon signboard bearing the words ‘The Wagon’ lights up in full glory. And that is also when The Wagon comes alive. From the brick walls to the copper pans and pots hung up, the interior of The Wagon is chic and fun – all while boasting a very sassy yet casual vibe.

From French-Japanese inspired tapas served on trolley, to the amazing beef platter which features four different premium cuts of Hokkaido beef (dry-aged in-house), to the whole Muenier Flounder, The Wagon is full of surprises and a place that is suitable for all occasions.

Think of it as a spot where you can have great tapas and mains in a relaxed setting. And did we mention that it serves cocktails at S$7 each during Happy Hour? Also, our readers can quote “ladyironchef” to get a surprise dish from the chef.

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The Populus Coffee & Food Co. – One Of The Best New Cafes In Singapore

The Populus Coffee Co

Opened by the folks behind Department of Caffeine and Two Degrees North Coffee Co., The Populus Coffee & Food Co. opened its doors to public late last year, and it has been our favourite cafe in Singapore since.

You see, The Populus Coffee & Food Co. is everything a good cafe should be – a neat decor with plants and natural sunlight, comprehensive food menu with wholesome meals and homemade desserts, and a brilliant cuppa.

With the rise of demands for cafes in Singapore, more and more are sprouting out across the island, but sadly, everyone is just cutting corners and compromising on the quality – whatever they are. Thank God The Populus Coffee & Food Co. is nothing like that at all, and they always strive to bring the best experience to cafe-goers.

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