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Nicolas Amstutz, Class of 2007

Nicolas Amstutz, Class of 2007 (1998-2007), shares his guide to the Asian city-state #ZISTravels.

 

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ENJOY A TIPPLE IN TANJONG PAGAR

Former fishing village Tanjong Pagar has become a very happening neighbourhood in the last few years. The dining scene here changes quickly but some places are institutions –and with its gourmet menu and craft cocktails, The Tippling Club is one of the best.

 

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SHARE FUSION CUISINE

Don Ho on Keong Saik Road is more of a casual dining experience, with an open kitchen and lots of small plates for sharing. It serves a fusion of Asian and European food as well as brunch on weekends. No matter what you order, you can’t go wrong.

 

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EXPERIENCE PERANAKAN CULTURE

In Joo Chiat, the descendants of Peranakans – Singapore’s early Chinese immigrants – are keeping tradition alive. Here you’ll find multi-coloured pre-war architecture, shops selling local crafts and coffee shops serving Katong laksa (spicy noodle soup). 

 

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RUN BY THE BAY

Gardens by the Bay nature park is a great place to run, especially at night. There’s a long, straight path with no cars in sight that you can take through the gardens, over the reservoir and even as far as the airport – if you’d like!

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HAVE FAITH

On my favourite street in Chinatown, there’s a Buddhist temple next to a Hindu temple and a mosque. I always take visitors there because it’s a perfect microcosm of Singapore, where people from so many different religions and cultures live peacefully side by side.

 

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