From savouring a plate of perfectly fried noodles at a local food court to indulging in a ten course degustation feast at one of the best restaurants in the world, Singapore has endless opportunities when it comes to enjoying a good meal. However, if you’re searching for a restaurant with that extra-special factor, take a look at OROGOLD’s favorite unique dining experiences in Singapore, each of which guarantee you a truly memorable meal.
Breakfast with Orangutans
The Singapore Zoo has some great dining establishments, but for a truly memorable meal, OROGOLD suggests that you book yourself a table for a Jungle Breakfast – the only place in the world where you can eat breakfast with orangutans. These beautiful creatures are sat just meters away from you, and there are also photo opportunities where you can have your picture taken with these majestic mammals. When it comes to the actual breakfast, the meal is buffet-style but the options are thoughtful, with everything from Western fare to local dishes to international favorites. The Singapore Zoo is rated as one of the best in the world, with many animals kept in open-plan enclosures rather than cages or pens, making it much more enjoyable to explore. OROGOLD recommends beginning your day with a Jungle Breakfast, and following that up by taking in the sights of the zoo.
Nox – Dine in the Dark
Sight is a significant part of taste, which is why Nox decided to experiment with this by launching their Dine in the Dark restaurant in Singapore. Guests are guided to the dining room by specially trained staff, most of whom are either visually impaired or completely blind, where they then enjoy an exquisite menu, as well as cocktails that have been specially customized for each individual. While it may seem like an odd concept, Nox is about more than just a meal – it is about the art of cuisine and the way in which your taste buds work when your sight is taken away. After each meal, guests are led to a lounge area, where they are given pictures and descriptions of their meal so that they can compare these with their thoughts and impressions.
Another ‘world first’, the Singapore Flyer, the largest observation wheel in the world, has launched their very own Full Butlered Sky Dining experience. The meal lasts for 2 rotations, which takes about an hour, and guests can choose between dining in a shared capsule or in a private capsule. The dining menu is exquisite, and there are special wine pairings for each course. The guests in the capsule will be looked after by their own personal butler – definitely handy for when you need someone to snap some photos of you overlooking the glittering Singapore skyline.
There are always times when you need to make sure that a meal is extra memorable, and these unique dining experiences will ensure that you are able to do so. Since they are all one-of-a-kind concepts in Singapore, OROGOLD advises that you always book in advance, as they are all extremely popular with both locals as well as tourists.