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Where to eat if you have 24 hours in Singapore?


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Where to eat if you have 24 hours in Singapore?

J.L. | | Apr 7, 2011 08:23 PM

Hello from Los Angeles!

My wife and I will be visiting Singapore for a second time in the next month, and we would like some advice. Our last visit was in 2009.

Unfortunately, we have only 24 hours in Singapore. But aside from customs, and checking in & out of the Mandarin Oriental, I plan on eating for about 18 hours (I am semi-serious about that)...

We would love to try many more hawker stalls, food courts, night markets, buffets, and even some high-end dining (if time permits)!!!

Our first visit to Singapore, we bought a copy of the Makasutra and enjoyed many of the hawker stalls, such as Hainan chicken rice at Tian Tian, and chili crab at Jumbo. We ate our way through the Maxwell Road Hawker Centre. For this upcoming trip, I am looking for the best stalls for Teo Chew cuisine (especially Hokkien mee), Penang cuisine, koiptiam, kaya toast, and any other "must try" stalls of the moment...

Also, I am interested in trying Sky on 57. Is the food alone worth the visit? We have many "restaurants with a view" here in L.A. (and I also visit Las Vegas frequently) - But as a Chowhound, I am most interested in the food. Since we have only 24 hours, is Sky on 57 worth the time and effort (and stomach space)?

Also interested in eating at the buffet at the Grand Hyatt (Straits Kitchen, I believe it's called?) - Does it provide a nice "overview" of authentic Singaporean flavors?

Oh, and since Changi Airport is part of our travel plans, any good hawker stalls or eateries within the airport (especially open 24 hours)?

Sorry for the barrage of queries. As always, Thanks in advance!

Los Angeles 'Hound

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