Eat and Drink in Singapore
Food in Singapore is taken very seriously. From cheap hawker fare to Michelin-starred fine dining, food-enamoured Singaporeans will line up for it, Instagram the hell out of it and passionately debate whether it is ‘die, die, must try’ – Singlish slang for ‘to die for’. Don’t fret about finding a place to chow down, as each neighbourhood is home to local hawker centres and coffeeshops dishing up some of the island’s best meals for just a couple of bucks. Simply follow your nose or join the longest queue – whatever morsels lie at the end, they are almost guaranteed to be scrumptious.
Evoking the nostalgia of a bygone era, Colony alludes to the seafaring voyage that the British took in the late 18th century to the East Indies for trade and commerce. Bask in the convivial atmosphere and embark on a culinary journey through Singapore's heritage cuisines through seven kitchens that showcase the best of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Western and local dishes.
Restaurant Andre welcomed its first guest in October 2010. An intimate three-story heritage shop house was built around 1930, situated in Bukit Pasoh road offering 30 seats every day. Restaurant André sees the illustrious chef continue his focus on using fresh artisan produce selected by artisans daily to create spontaneous culinary art that reflects his roots in Southern French nouvelle cuisine.
Halia – Malay for ginger – is located in the one-hectare Ginger Garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens where over 250 species of gingers with their stunning foliage and colourful flowers thrive.