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Top Choice Barbecue in Chinatown & the CBD

Burnt Ends

The best seats at this mod-Oz hot spot are at the counter, which offers a prime view of chef Dave Pynt and his 4-tonne, wood-fired ovens and custom grills. The affable Aussie cut his teeth under Spanish charcoal dei…
Top Choice Seafood in Chinatown & the CBD

Momma Kong's

Small, funky Momma Kong's is run by two young brothers and a cousin obsessed with crab. While the compact menu features numerous finger-licking, MSG-free crab classics, opt for the phenomenal chilli crab, its kick a…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

With its newly bestowed Michelin star, this humble hawker stall has been thrust into the culinary spotlight. The line forms hours before Mr Chan Hon Meng opens for business, and waiting times can reach three hours. …
Top Choice Museum in Chinatown & the CBD

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Delve into Chinatown's gritty, cacophonous backstory at the recently revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre. Occupying several levels of a converted shophouse, its interactive exhibitions shed light on numerous historic…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Tippling Club

Tippling Club propels mixology to dizzying heights, with a technique and creativity that could turn a teetotaller into a born-again soak. The best seats are at the bar, where under a ceiling of hanging bottles, pass…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Operation Dagger

From the 'cloud-like' light sculpture to the boundary-pushing cocktails, 'extraordinary' is the keyword here. To encourage experimentation, libations are described by flavour, not spirit, the latter shelved in unifo…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Chinatown Complex

Leave Smith St's revamped 'Chinatown Food Street' to the out-of-towners and join old-timers and foodies at this nearby labyrinth, now home to Michelin-starred hawker stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noo…
Top Choice Art in Chinatown & the CBD

Utterly Art

Climb the stairs to this tiny, welcoming gallery for works by contemporary Singaporean, Filipino and, on occasion, Cambodian artists. While painting is the gallery's focus, exhibitions dabble in sculpture and cerami…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Maxwell Food Centre

One of Chinatown's most accessible hawker centres, Maxwell is a solid spot to savour some of the city's street-food staples. While stalls slip in and out of favour with Singapore's fickle diners, enduring favourites…
Museum in Chinatown & the CBD

Baba House

Baba House is one of Singapore's best-preserved Peranakan heritage homes. Built in the 1890s, it's a wonderful window into the life of an affluent Peranakan family living in Singapore a century ago. Its loving resto…