The Civic District located along Singapore River is where Singapore’s historical, architectural and cultural heritage started. The Civic District lies at the very heart of Singapore and is well-known for its key government buildings, museums, protected parks and memorial spaces.
It is one of our favourite place to visit, especially during all the art festival and event this is where it’s been held at. Due to Covid-19 this place is quieter than usual, as less art exhibition are being held. However, new cafes and exhibition is taking over this quiet place recently. It is not the first time we visit here, but ever visit is a memorable one.
Everything meal starts with a cup of good coffee.
Researching for places to visit during our free time has permanently altered my TikTok ‘For You Page’ to display a constant stream of recommendations and new openings. You won’t be hearing any complaints from us though, especially after we added the video of The Great Mischief to our favourites without a moment’s hesitation.
Looking like a scene out of a Wes Anderson film, the restaurant boasts pastel-hued interior, gold accents, scallop chairs and terrazzo tables, a leap from the previous decor that had neon lights and turquoise tiles. The refreshed vibe has a good balance of heritage and modernity, mirroring the art gallery.
The restaurant has a Catalan-inspired brunch menu including Chaffles ($20), a classic waffles with savoury fried chicken and Pear in a Blanket ($12), Poached Pears wrap in crepe. As it is a halal restrant it offers a non-alcoholic menu. If you are heading down, try to snag a seat at one of their window nook booth seats. It offers a scenic view of the skyscrapers, perfect for a chill day with friends.
The Great Mischief
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #01-17
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday | 10am to 10pm
Instagram-able Bridge at Fullerton Hotel
As it was not the first time we visit National Gallery, thus we decide to give this time a pass and head out for some fresh air. Heading further into the Civic Centre we passed both the Arts House; an arts and heritage centre and then the National Gallery, both in close proximity to each other. The former used to be the old parliament building and the latter, City Hall and more recently the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Not to mention, Singapore really have a lot places that are nice to take photo with. Walking toward Fullerton Hotel, you will spot this bridge along the road. It feel like a bridge in London. In some angle you could also capture down the famous Fullerton Hotel.