One of the classics when you visit Asia, is to find the most amazing rooftops bars. Like KU DE TA at the Marina Bay Sands, or Sky Bar and Vertigo Moon Bar in Bangkok, Thailand. Well this time, hosted by our local friends, we visited 1-Altitude Bar, occupying the three topmost floors of the 282 metre One Raffles Place Building. 1-Altitude isn’t just the highest rooftop bar in Singapore—it’s the highest multi-experience lifestyle joint in the world. Able to host up to 250 guests on the rooftop alone, the Bar calls out for guests to recline and chill out over an extensive wine and cocktails menu against the mesmerising and catchy sounds of a live band and guests DJs. Other than being the tallest, I still prefer KU DE TA over them, being more chic and allowing a better view complimented by the infinity pool, which created a better and more relaxing lounging experience.
I would say, one of my favorite casual restaurants in Singapore, and one of the best tapas restaurants I have tried in a long time, not to mentioned the fantastic creamy Sangrias yummy. Esquina, provides visitors to the culturally-rich Chinatown with an added choice of European cuisine to the ethnic enclave. Open from Mondays to Saturdays, Esquina serves mainly modern Spanish tapas in a unique location that is surrounded by post-war colonial buildings, hip coffee joints and ‘old school’ home style restaurants. Leading the culinary direction for Esquina is Michelin star Chef Jason Atherton, the protégé of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
On our last night in Singapore, we were invited to try this brand new restaurant perched on the hills of Fort Canning Park. Lewin Terrace introduces to the Singapore gourmet scene a beautiful, innovative and creative marriage of Japanese and French Cuisines, by seasoned Chef de Cuisine Ryoichi Kano and award-winning General Manager and Chief Sommelier Daisuke Kawai. Lewin Terrace cultivates “Omotenashi” the spirit of Japanese hospitality, ensuring an exceptional dinning experience, at a tranquil and secluded atmosphere. French & Japanese techniques and a produce-driven approach. Housed in a gorgeous black and white bungalow that is the former residence of the Chief who headed the Central Fire Station on Hill Street. A romantic venue drawing couples for all sorts of occasions raging from dinner dates, anniversaries, to proposal dinners and couples looking to tie the knot conducting a memorable wedding.
Following my posts on Singapore and my favorites from my recent trip there, here I present the recently inaugurated Manhattan Bar at the Regent Hotel Singapore. Manhattan is a grand hotel bar inspired by the 19th century’s Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking. Delivering on its name with a glamorous yet modern space reminiscent of old New York, craft bartending meets artisanal spirits to pay homage to classic and forgotten cocktails that leap from the pages of history. Savour classic and forgotten cocktails crafted from the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse and a remarkable collection of house-made ingredients. Gourmet bar bites that reflect New York’s myriad of cultures complement the inspired beverages. We had a lovely evening with local friends. If I would live in Singapore, I would be a regular of this great bar.
During my last visit to Singapore, I have the chance and pleasure to visit twice the very lovely and charming Raffles Singapore, which I must admit, is so far my absolute favorite hotel in Singapore. Unfortunately since I was being hosted by AUDI Fashion Week, we were staying at another property, but from now on Raffles will be my option in Singapore. Their approach to hospitably is …” True luxury is not just about what you do, it’s about how you feel…” and that is what you feel and experience when you walk into this first and original property by the Raffles group.
Gardens by the Bay, has to be one of my favorite attractions in Singapore. Last time I visited this city, it was still under construction, and I was only able to get a panoramic glimpse from the Singapore Flier and the KU DE TA, but this time I made sure to come and visit. The first feeling it came through me was, being inside of a space ship, a Noah’s Arc. The Gardens captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment in which to live and work – making Singapore a leading global city of the 21st century. The park consists on there areas, the Outdoor Gardens including the Supertree Groove, Flower Dome and my favorite the Cloud Forest.
I just got back to New York after two amazing weeks in Asia, producing fashion shows and events for my partner, RUBINSINGER, in Singapore and Thailand. We flew from/to New York to/from Hong Kong, connecting to Singapore, on Cathay Pacific Business Class. It was such a great, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Their attentive flight attendants are always nearby to make sure your journey is a pleasant one. New Business Class experience for a total flight time was 16 hours to Hong Kong, with a brief connection of less than two hours, and then onwards 3 hours and a half to Singapore.
Carlos Melia, our Gay Luxury Travel expert, shares with us this week his two nights experience at Luang Prabang, a journey through traditional South East Asia heritage and traditions, temples, breathtaking panoramic views and unique sunsets.
Best Roof Tops of Asia | 429Magazine | Hey everyone, my weekly column for 429Magazine is out and online. Go and check it out. My top list of Roof Tops in Asia, based on my own experiences lounging in the skies. CLICK HERE. Till next week with another adventure. CM
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