Swee Lee, the musical instrument store that we have grown up with since their earlier days in Bras Basah, is undergoing some changes. According to Straits Times article Wilmar founder’s son Kuok Meng Ru building cloud-based music community BandLab, the younger Kuok had bought over Swee Lee in 2012 and is now making it into a modern enterprise. Sales have doubled since then. The smallish Swee Lee store at Star Vista has been converted into a 5,000 sq ft flagship store. A cafe called Swee Lee Social Club is tucked away in an inner part of the store. Looks like Mr Kuok is really refreshing the musical scene. There was another Business Times report on his inroads into the global music business Kuok Meng Ru wants to buy 51% of Rolling Stone he doesn’t own.
Studies suggest that the physical workspace has an impact on employee experience and that there are well designed offices in nice buildings which may actually make employees excited about going to work. However, cool offices in beautiful buildings downtown usually also mean expensive eateries when the time comes for lunch. It is thus a nice surprise to find that we can get a good weekday set lunch for $15 at Kith Cafe in the plushy Millenia Walk.
Which is the best restaurant for birthday celebration in Singapore? After attending a recent birthday celebration at Les Amis, we have concluded that it is one of the best restaurants to celebrate a special occasion in Singapore. Our lunch was held in a private room on the upper level at Les Amis and it was an afternoon of food and fun.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan at ION, Orchard is one of the best restaurants with a great view of Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, it has an unobstructed view of the city and Singapore Southern coastline. The West-facing windows make the restaurant a great place to admire a beautiful sunset in the evening. The restaurant with great views also serves good food; and Salt Grill does not charge astronomical rates to go with its sky-high views.
FiSK Seafood Bar & Market is a new restaurant at Novotel Singapore on Stevens, one of two new hotels that now stand on the site of the former Pinetree Club on Stevens Road. The other new hotel is Mercure Singapore on Stevens. The people behind Fisk is seafood distributor Snorre Food Pte Ltd. According to the Fisk website, “Fisk Seafoodbar & Market is a restaurant and retail concept where you can dine and shop for cold water seafood and Norwegian products all in one place”. We stopped by to have lunch at the Seafood Bar and to check out the Market.
Anti:dote Set Lunch is the perfect prescription for those looking for an affordable set lunch deal in a stylish dining space right in the heart of the city. Lunch Matters at Anti:dote is the new lunch menu of the hip cocktail bar of Fairmont Singapore. The new menu features a $28++ 2 course set lunch.