A Designer's Guide to Singapore

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

“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))
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  
Author: Jennifer Shirey
Read it on author's website: https://www.restlessdesigner.com/archive/2017/12/10/designer-in-singapore

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