A Designer's Guide to Singapore

A Designer's Guide to Singapore, Singapore, Singapore (B)

“This is so much better than I expected,” I kept thinking, “Singapore must have changed in the last four years.” Or had I?

I remembered Singapore as one big shopping mall. Safe and clean, but also commercial and sterile. Ridiculously expensive. A lot of rules.

And yes, it has those aspects. But this time, I sought out the other sides, and I found Singapore to be a city that can appeal to designers of all types. I ate cheap, delicious hawker food, fell in love with beautiful Asian art, visited a hipster Danish beer joint, and had cocktails at an art deco gin paradise. Throw in clean drinking water, easy-to-navigate public transportation, and lots of green spaces—Singapore, you’ve stolen my design-loving heart!

If you have a few days to explore Singapore, here’s what I would recommend for some well-designed, artistic, and authentic experiences. These are all close to the center and easy to reach with public transportation.

I enjoy exploring a place through its art, and the National Gallery in Singapore was no exception. I spent about three hours here, but the place is huge, so I only had time to see a small fraction of art. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Designer's Guide to Singapore
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jennifer Shirey
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.restlessdesigner.com/archive/2017/12/10/designer-in-singapore
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • National Gallery
  • Violet Oon’s
  • Haji Lane
  • Blu Jazz Cafe
  • Supermama
  • Masjid Sultan mosque
  • Arab Street
  • Clarke Quay
  • Atlas Bar
  • Sum Yi Tai
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Mikkeller
  • Old Airport Road
  • Newton Food Centre
  • Lau Pa Sat
  • Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle

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