Must-read Earlier Installments:
- Singapore, Cathay, and Qantas First Class.. Some of the Best Meals of My Life, and a Tour of Hyatts in Bangkok, Singapore, and Sydney
- Inside the New Oneworld Lounge at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal
- Cathay Pacific First Class, Los Angeles – Hong Kong
- Cathay Pacific “The Wing” First Class Lounge, Hong Kong
- Cathay Pacific Business Class, Hong Kong – Bangkok
- Grand Hyatt Bangkok: Suite, Club Lounge, and Facilities
- Thai Molecular Gastronomy at Sra Bua in Bangkok
- Getting Custom Tailored Suits Made in Bangkok at Empire Tailors
- Nahm at the Metropolitan: the Best Thai Food in Thailand?
- Thailand’s Iron Chef Cooks Ancient Recipes in a Deserted Top Notch Restaurant
- Eating The Best Local Thai Dishes in the Bangrak Neighborhood of Bangkok
- Louis Tavern CIP Lounge and Cathay Pacific Business Class, Bangkok-Singapore
- Grand Hyatt Singapore
Singapore is one of my favorite cities just to live and be in. It’s a fantastic food city, both at the high and the low end. For instance, I love Waku Ghin at the Marina Bay Sands. (Iggy’s, less so.) And there’s just nothing like the Singapore Hawker Center food stalls, here’s my guide to eating at hawker centers. The zoo is great and there’s a fantastic coffee culture.
So I don’t mind rainy days, where it’s more difficult to play tourist, because it’s such a great city to live like I would at home.
I went to a mall in the Orchard Road area to see Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I at a Platinum Movie Suites (discounted tickets and 10% off food with a World MasterCard).
The food menu didn’t sound especially appealing that afternoon, so we ate in the mall.
I did like this slogan at the theatre, though:
The theatre featured recliner-style seating and tableside service, like I’ve come to find at the iPic theatres in the US (having been in Austin, Seattle, Phoenix, and Boca Raton).
I much like that even quick service restaurants in a mall in Singapore can be quite good.
I paid at the restaurant counter, and couldn’t resist snapping a photo of the rewards card they were promoting there:
Other shops in the mall were noteworthy, too.
Fortunately there was only a real downpour for part of my time in Singapore, I was able to get out to the real food stalls. Here’s the Hong Lim Food Center.
That meant Sugar Cane drink.
And the best Char Kway Teow I’ve ever eaten at Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee, stall #02-17.
While there, I wanted some duck rice, so I just found the place for it that had a line and trusted that the locals knew where it was worth paying more (price is basically the same at other stalls, but you pay by queuing).
From there it was walkable to pick up some pastries at a shop that had been recommended for egg tarts, Tong Heng less than 10 minutes away.
Back to the Orchard Road neighborhood of the Grand Hyatt, I enjoy sitting outside (under a ceiling fan) and people watching from the coffee shop next door in front of the JW Marriott.