Maison Ikkoku is a cafe in the Kampong Glam area, near Arab Street and Bussorah Street. It has undergone quite a transformation since our last visit in 2015 (you can read about our previous visit here). It is now known as Maison Ikkoku The Gallery. There is also a bar on the second level and a rooftop space known as Maison Ikkoku Rooftop, which we believe opens in the evenings.
In Singapore, as in many other parts of the world, Easter is becoming like Christmas – a festive day which many join in the spirit of celebration regardless of race or religion. Supermarkets and bakeries have started selling hot cross buns, Easter eggs and other Easter-themed merchandise. Restaurants offer Easter brunch and buffet and organise Easter eggs hunt. This year, Easter Sunday is on 1 April 2018. We have put together a list of places for Easter brunch and buffet in Singapore to help you plan for the festive meal with the family.
Dessert cafe Bakerzin has been in business since 1998. One of their earliest outlets was at Millenia Walk where I could still remember revelling in their French pastry creations. Things have changed since then. That outlet no longer exists and Bakerzin has expanded to six outlets in Singapore. Their menu range has also expanded and they offer a variety of cafe food like burgers and pasta. We had a simple brunch at BakerZin Vivo City branch recently. It is a branch which is in close proximity to people on the West Coast and Sentosa.
PS.Cafe Raffles City is another new PS Cafe to open in Singapore. We were impressed by the interior design of PS.Cafe Fullerton opened a few months earlier. The new cafe in Raffles city is another gorgeous dining space. Designed as a house within a building, PS.Cafe Raffles City is located in the sunlit atrium and has, besides their signature live plants and floral arrangements, a vertical garden behind the bar.
It has been some time since we last visited Montana Brew Bar in POMO, a small shopping mall in the Selegie area located between Cathay Cineplex and Park Lane. Montana still looks roughly the same but compared to our first visit two years ago, it has dated a bit. Like some other cafes, it has also planted an old scooter for display – a move which we felt is so clichéd and unnecessary. Service thankfully remained as friendly as before. It is a nice and convenient place to adjourn to after watching a movie at Cathay.
Densely populated Singapore is fortunately also a city with many accessible parks and gardens. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is one of the largest urban parks in central Singapore. The park has a meandering river with lush banks of vegetation and is so attractive that it has become home to a family of wild otters. Besides strolls, picnics and otter spotting, Canopy Garden Dining & Bar is another reason to visit Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.