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The Lion City roars back to life as a cultural hotspot If you’ve been following our Instagram account, you may have noticed the number of gems we discovered on our recent trip to Singapore. It’s no secret that the city has ambitious plans to be recognized as an international destination for art, culture and design. The city’s numerous cultural offerings are a symbol of a healthy, flourishing scene. Put your walking shoes on as we identify three must-visit hotspots you need to know.
The Projector An independent cinema and creative platform, The Projector has made its home in the former Golden Theatre, a cinema that had its heyday back in the 1970s.  The theatres have retained their original charm (along with their creaky, vintage steel-framed seats), and screen a quirky programme of indie films, foreign classics, art house gems and local offerings. Café Cino offers a small selection of nibbles and drinks, or one can head to the nearby Golden Mile (aka as Little Thailand) for dishes with a bit more bite. Tip: Keep an eye out for the wall mural by local artist Speak Cryptic as you head to the loo.   6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589

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kult kafé A short trek from Dhoby Ghaut MRT will bring you to kult kafé perched atop the quaint Emily Hill. Its colonial architecture and surrounding garden make a picturesque setting away from the urban buzz. This friendly bar attracts a creative community who are drawn to its laidback vibe, eclectic music and delicious cocktails. Each month the kafé hosts an afternoon party, titled Sunday on the Hill, to showcase budding DJs and provide family-friendly activities to keep the whole tribe entertained.   11 Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228120

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NUS Baba House This beautiful heritage building is a testament to Singapore’s cultural diversity, with its mélange of architectural styles and vibrant use of colour. Formerly the home of a wealth Peranakan family, the house was turned into a living museum in 2008 to depict life and culture of the Peranakans in the early 20th century. For a taste of the aromatic flavours of Pernankan cooking, take a short stroll to the popular Candlenut restaurant, where Chef Malcolm serves traditional dishes with a contemporary twist.   (NUS Baba House) Visits by appointment only – 157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883   (Candlenut) 331 New Bridge Road, #01-03 Dorsett Residences, Dorsett Residences, Singapore 088764

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Jenny Lo

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