A personal list of favourites whether you want to eat, pray or love in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. Whether you want to treat yourself or treat your loved ones, it’s easy as 1-2-3 with these tried and tested places on our list.
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Kite opened a year ago and served tapas style asian food, but now with three new tasting menus, you can look forward to Asian flavours with a twist. There’s the mangalica pork collar with youtiao veloute and spice broth – a spin on the local bak kut teh. Highlights of the Kite Experience tasting menu ($90) include: Chicken Rice crackers, Ubin Red Snapper Kinilaw and Mentaiko Somen. With experience working at Saint Pierre and Bacchanalia, Dannel Krishnan, Head Chef at Kite said: “I came from a neighbourhood school, I eat at kopitiams, I’m a typical Singaporean. With the food at Kite, I want to serve something different but with familiar flavours, drawing from tradition, and what we eat and love.”
Kite is located at 53 Craig Road.
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The cosy yet spacious sun-filled loft space of Freedom Yoga makes you forget that you’re in the heart of the CBD. With the simple mission to get people to love yoga, Freedom Yoga offers a range of classes to suit different practices: basics, hatha, hot flow, yin and yin yang. For the busy working professional, the 30-minute Energizer Express is the perfect opportunity to get away from the office and recharge over the lunch hour. Besides the four practising studios, rainforest showers and other amenities,students are encouraged to unwind and mingle in the lounge area which has complimentary wifi. Talk about feeling right at home.
Freedom Yoga is located at #12–01 Heng Da Building, 137 Cecil Street.
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Love yourself with Heavenly Spa’s Revitalize massage ($160 for 60 minutes, $220 for 90 minutes) that combines different techniques from three cultures — Chinese, Malay and Indian. Using a spider wood massage tool to knead the back, then a detoxifying stomach massage and a foot massage with an Indian kansu bowl — it’s an indulgent experience that relieves fatigue and alleviates tension. Be sure to request for firm pressure and arrive at the spa 45 minutes in advance to enjoy the pool with a view of the city.
Heavenly Spa at Westin is located at 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2.
By Debby Kwong