Great Time for Food Lovers

Soapbox | Written By, Justin Eeles | April 11th, 2016

April will be a great time to be in the city for food lovers as the annual World Gourmet Summit will be in full swing, promising unique gastronomic experiences from some of the world’s best chefs.

Great Time for Food Lovers

Following a gourmet theme, we explore Keong Saik Road in Chinatown, a street that has transformed itself from a sleepy alley into a thriving centre for innovative cuisine. With a group of local and international young chefs at the helm, this exciting new dining destination guarantees a journey of culinary discovery. In this issue, we take a closer look at two of the latest openings on the stretch, Meta and Five Nines, both of which offer a memorable dining experience. Continuing on a dining theme, we meet local pastry chef Janice Wong, the brains behind the 2am Dessert Bar and a new line of luxury chocolates, to find out what inspires her to continually embrace new challenges. We also talk to Lim Tian Wee, the man behind Gryphon Tea Company, and find out how the company is winning fans for its expanding range of premium teas.

April will also be a big month for sports lovers as the city welcomes the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to the Sports Hub for the first time. As well as the excitement of the rugby competition, there will also be a series of music events over the sevens weekend, including a three-day live music festival at Clarke Quay. With so much fun to be had, this promises to be a weekend to remember. In our regular My Singapore Weekend column, local DJ and artiste Jamie Yeo takes us on a whirlwind tour of Singapore, with some insider tips on where to go for excellent meals and family fun. To reveal what Singapore can offer to travelling families, we talk to blogger Kelvin Ang, the man behind the Cheekie Monkie parenting website and an expert on keeping the young entertained.

Last year Singapore Botanic Gardens was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only tropical garden to receive such an honour. As a tribute to the importance of the garden to Singapore, our photo essay unveils its beauty in a series of striking black and white photographs.

As always, we review some of the best new openings on the Singapore bar and dining scene, with a look at some of the better options for a night out away from the city centre.Looking back at Singapore Cocktail Week, we provide recipes to some of the city’s signature tipples, so you can try your hand at recreating them at home. Don’t forget to keep up-to-date on all the latest events and happenings on our website and Facebook page. Happy travels!

Justin Eeles

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