Peach Garden OCBC Centre – dim sum and Peking duck lunch

The Peach Garden OCBC Centre Chinese restaurant is an impressive place. It takes up a large space on the 33rd floor of the OCBC Bank’s head office building along Chulia Street. If the spaciousness of the place does not take your breath clear away, the clear aerial view over Singapore probably will. We were there for a sumptuous dim sum and Peking duck lunch.

Peach Garden OCBC Centre

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The Autobus Cafe – Bikes & Burgers at OUE Downtown, Shenton Way

The Autobus

The Autobus Cafe is a new restaurant in OUE Downtown Gallery that also sells high-end bicycles and associated peripherals. The ground floor cafe is located at the junction of Shenton Way and Maxwell Road. There are attractive bicycle racks outside. Cyclists can park and eat very conveniently at The Autobus cafe. We were there for brunch on the weekend and quite a few tables around us were occupied by folks suited up with flashy and very tight lycra cycling gear.

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The Best Bo Lo Bao in Singapore

We think the best bo lo bao in Singapore can be found at the Wah Lok Restaurant in the Carlton Hotel along Bras Basah Road. Good dim sum restaurants are expected to have the basic dim sum items like char siu bao and har kao done right. Wah Lok is one restaurant that does all this plus also the very important bo lo bao. This is the place to go in Singapore when we are in the mood for bolo bao.

Wah Lok Dim Sum

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Providore Downtown – Shenton Way mega cafe in OUE Downtown Gallery

The Providore Downtown just opened on Shenton Way. It is a mega f & b enterprise in OUE Gallery, which is the retail podium of the development known as OUE Downtown. For those of us who do not frequent this part of Singapore, we may be more familiar with the previous development that stood on this place – the DBS Building. The new development looks quite different. Sitting on top of the retail podium are two office tower blocks, now known as OUE Downtown 1 and OUE Downtown 2.

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Venue by Sebastian – new restaurant in Downtown Gallery

VENUE by Sebastian

There is no lack of malls in Singapore but another new one is added right in the Central Business District. Downtown Gallery in OUE Downtown (where DBS Building was) offers 160,000 sq ft of retail and F&B space spread over six levels. A new restaurant in Downtown Gallery is VENUE by Sebastian, a casual restaurant serving refined food in small plates for sharing.

VENUE by Sebastian

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