HillV2 Shopping Mall opens at Hillview, Singapore



May 2015 update: Recent changes in tenants.  Local food outlet La Kopi had ceased operations in HillV2 Mall and another outlet Breakfast and Bento has taken its place at unit 02-09.  There are two new tenants Burgerup Classix and Dagiya Gogiya (a Korean BBQ  restaurant) setting up at units 01-11 and 01-09. See the latest tenant list below).

Residents at the Hillview area finally get a mall of their own. HillV2 is the shopping mall component of a large mixed use complex development by the Far East Organisation. The residential component at the higher levels (a condominium development called “the Hillier”) is still under construction. HillV2 looks like it is almost completed and is now undergoing a soft opening with quite a few outlets already open for business and others in the pipeline. Today we take you on a walk-about to check out the F&B outlets. First impressions are that the new and interesting restaurants will make Hillview residents very happy. The iO Italian Osteria, in particular, looks very beautiful and enticing and has very friendly Italian personnel.

From January 2015, HillV2 operates a shuttle bus service from the mall to Bukit Gombak MRT and back.  There are many stops in between to pick up residents in the Hillview and surrounding Bukit Batok areas. See Shuttle Bus Map below. Continue reading →

Slake in Opera Estate (Closed)

Slake @ Swan Lake Avenue

Amidst the low rise residential Opera Estate, along a lane with the cultured name of Swan Lake Avenue, there is a row of scraggy general industrial premises. Amidst the rather unkempt industrial surroundings, there is a charming little bar and restaurant simply called Slake. It has an interesting list of beers and single malt whiskies and a modest menu of unique delectable dishes. It describes itself as a contemporary Asian kitchen and gastropub, though it serves mainly western food with elements from Peranakan and Vietnamese cuisines.

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What to Eat at Kallang Wave, Singapore Sports Hub

Kallang Wave Sports Hub

What to Eat at Kallang Wave

(Updated March 2019) Singapore Sports Hub is a fully integrated destination to experience sports and events as well as to shop and dine. The Sports Hub facilities include the 55,000-seat National Stadium with a retractable roof, the Aquatic Centre, Library, Museum and commercial retail space. The Kallang Wave Mall at the Singapore Sports Hub provides a good mix of food and beverage outlets adding to the options found in Leisure Park Kallang and the Indoor Stadium. This is a walkthrough of the options available at the Kallang Wave Mall.

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Super Loco @ Robertson Quay

Super Loco at Robertson Quay

Super Loco is a new super fun restaurant bar serving Mexican street food and more. Situated at the picturesque riverside locale of Robertson Quay, the sexy sister of Duxton Hill’s Lucha Loco looks like a good time place and is. Super Loco is helmed by Lucha Loco’s head chef Mario Malvaez, who is from Mexico City.

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Saveur – Affordable French Cuisine



“French cuisine” and “affordable” are words you seldom, if ever, see in the same sentence. Having read about  their mission to bring French food to the masses, we checked out Saveur restaurant at Far East Plaza which is just off the famous Orchard Road shopping belt of Singapore.

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