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Singapore is a melting-pot of regional cuisine, foodies are spoiled for choice!

Recreational Precincts

CHIJMES (Bras Basah/City Hall MRT Stations)

Opposite conference venue

CHIJMES (pronounced ‘chimes’) started as a convent girls’ school and orphanage in 1854.  The convent was closed in 1983 and declared a National Heritage Site.  Today, CHIJMES is an attraction that offers an exciting dining, shopping, leisure and entertainment experience.  CHIJMES Hall, the restored chapel, provides a spectacular backdrop for musicals, recitals and other theatrical performances.  One of the last few cloistered convents in the world, the fine Gothic architecture offers a great photographic opportunity and is well worth a visit.

30 Victoria St
Singapore 187996

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Clarke Quay & Boat Quay

1.2 km away

Singapore’s liveliest night spots located just upstream from the mouth of the Iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay are known for their array of waterside restaurants and colourful pubs and clubs.  Visitors with a love for music are spoiled for choice and can enjoy everything from Latin jazz, blues and rock at Clarke Quay’s many live music venues.  EDM lovers can also indulge in Singapore’s world-class night clubs, Attica and Zouk.

Clarke Quay
River Valley Rd
Singapore 179024

Boat Quay
Bonham St
Singapore 049782

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Clarke Quay
Boat Quay

Marina Bay Sands

2 km away

Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands offers a wide range of fine dining options with a view, including Micheline Starred signature restaurants Cut by Wolfgang Puck and Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, alongside well-loved favourites such as Din Tai Fung and Spago.

10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018956

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Lau Pa Sat Food Court (Telok Ayer Market)

2 km away

Close to Raffles place MRT station and a stone’s throw from the conference venue, Lau Pa Sat is an architecturally impressive food centre that offers a good variety of local Singaporean street food.  Best visited by dark to enjoy the colourful lights and the festive night market atmosphere of ‘Satay Street’.

18 Raffles Quay
Singapore 048582

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Club Street (Telok Ayer MRT Station)

2 km away

Gather with friends outside the charming shophouse façades of China-Town’s up and coming Club Street and enjoy happy hour at one of the many gastro-pubs and cocktail bars.  Club Street is known for its hip little watering holes and laid-back hangouts.  Since the area isn’t massive, it’s also perfect for bar-hopping.

Club Street

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Dempsey Hill

7km away

Set amongst lush greenery in repurposed British military barracks, Dempsey Hill has become a popular lifestyle precinct offering retail, bars and a diverse range of dining options from fine dining to relaxed.  Our favourites are the fish head curry at Samy’s Curry and famous Singapore black pepper crab at Long Beach @ Dempsey.

Blk 8D #03-01, Dempsey Road
Singapore 249679

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Hawker Centres

No trip to Singapore is complete without sampling its world-renowned local dishes in a ‘Hawker’ setting.  Although every local will swear by their own favourite ‘makan’ (eating) places, visitors in the city-centre can head to these colourful outdoor eateries to sample Singapore specialties such as Hainanese chicken rice (Singapore’s national dish), nasi lemak, fried kway teow and laksa, to name but a few!  Here’s a tip – always look for the stall with the longest queue, which means the food is great!

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Newton Food Centre

3.5 km away

Another iconic Hawker market located close to Singapore’s main shopping district.  Built in 1971 and once a rough-and-ready late-night haunt, the centre was relaunched in 2006 as a brighter and more modern establishment.  Thankfully many of the centre’s original hawkers are still touting famous local delights such as oyster omelette and popiah to the throngs of hungry crowds daily.

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