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Sep 3, 2015

Spikes Survival Guide, Part 3: Outside Spikes

Our series on surviving next week's Spikes Asia 2015 continues with tips from local Singaporean creatives on what to see and do outside the convention centre.

Spikes Survival Guide, Part 3: Outside Spikes

Chris Chiu, CEO, CCO, Leo Burnett Singapore

Best tau kwa pau
Sheng Cheng, Peranankan Food Village, 369 Tanjong Katong Road
Tau kwa pau is crispy fried bean curd and stuffed with a filling of chopped crispy fish cake, egg, cucumber and fried yam, usually served with gravy and chilli sauce. You won’t stop at just one.

Best chicken rice
Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice, #B1-85/87, Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Road
For me, the absolute go-to. Five Stars.

Best bak kut teh
Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House, Hong Building, 208 Rangoon Road
Synonymous with bak kut teh (pork-ribs soup), this establishment has served over a million bowls of piping hot, peppery, herbal soup heaven.

Pat Law, founder, Goodstuph

Best bar-hopping
Keong Saik Road
The former red-light district in the 1960s in the heart of Chinatown has since been transformed into a drinking joint for advertising peeps. Check out Studio 1939 at Potato Head Folk, The Cufflink Club, The Library (check their Facebook page for the password to enter, or do a dance for the ‘door bitch’) and Lollapalooza.

Best rooftop bar
Fry Bistro, 96 Club Street
It’s the best bar from which to snap a good view of old and new Singapore, and have a beer or two.

Most unique dining experience
Bincho, 78 Moh Guan Terrace
A mee pok stall that also sells Japanese yakitori-ya food.

Lizi Hamer, CD at Arcade

Best local breakfast
Tong Ah, 35 Keong Saik Road
It doesn’t get more local than a hot and sweaty hideout with your orders shouted in Hokkien. Order kaya toast, runny eggs and kopi peng.

Hipster zone
Haji Lane
Spikes brings out the hipster in all of us … visit Haji Lane for your graffiti top-up and hipster beard stroke. Use Tokyo Bikes to get around and try coffee at Wheeler’s Yard, 28 Lorong Ampas.

Best bloody Mary
L’Aiglon, 69 Neil Road
You’ll delight in the space around you as the pounding head subsides with tangy tomatoes.

Most arty
Art Science Museum
See it light up after dark. Late-night art with the Gazelle Twins puts a new spin on Singapore.

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