Shaking up the rather predictable scene that is Bangsar with the flavours of East Malaysia, Borneo Restaurant & Bar is both innovative and traditional. Their menu is one of a kind and includes amazing plates of Olive Pork Kolo Mee, Borneo Grilled Chicken, and Kong Pia, made with fresh ingredients flown over from Borneo itself. Whilst not forgetting their bar specialities of in-house crafted gin cocktails like Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with finger lime, or Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin with Sarawak black pepper, coriander, and lime, and this wouldn’t be an East Malaysian joint without the limited edition artisanal Tuak. The place is cosy (seating 40 pax), so book in advance online.
Address: 11, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +603 2859 0490
Operation time: Weds – Mon: 11am – 1am; Tues closed.
[Photo: Borneo Restaurant & Bar]
This new party spot is billed as PJ’s highest rooftop bar to date – Marimbar brings some chic tropical heat 35 floors up with a leafy green interior, wicker furniture and animal print upholstery, set against the sweeping views of the bustling township. The outdoor area is a quieter space, great for a hangout and grazing on some delicious bites while enjoying some cocktails, wines, or imported whiskies.
Address: Level 35, Pinnacle PJ Tower A, Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +603 2386 6030
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 3pm – 1am
Singapore’s first Burger & Lobster outlet has finally opened at Jewel Changi Airport. Located on the upper floor, or Canopy Park, the restaurant has a breath-taking view of the Shiseido Forest and HSBC Rain Vortex so diners can enjoy their meal to the relaxing sound of rushing water. Expect to find their menu mainstays like the Original Roll (pictured), Original Lobster, and The Mayfair Nebraskan beef patty burger – and a special addition for the Singapore menu is the Sambal Glazed Lobster.
Address: #05-203, Jewel, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
Telephone No.: N/A
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 9am – 3am
[Photo: Burger & Lobster]
The first international branch of award-winning The Old Man Hong Kong has landed in Keong Saik Road, Singapore, spreading the love for Ernest Hemingway’s classic story The Old Man and the Sea (and also his drinking habits). Much like the flagship in HK, here you’ll find nine innovative cocktails with an Asian twist, inspired by Hemingway’s favourite drinks and named after his novels. Sit yourself down at their I-shaped bar with its unique chilled plate that runs the length of the bar to keep your drinks cold, and prepare to learn a little about The Old Man himself.
Address: 55 Keong Saik Road #01-04, Singapore
Telephone No.: +65 6909 5505
Operation time: Mon – Sat: 5pm – 12am
[Photo: The Old Man Singapore Facebook]
Hidden under MBS’s MARQUEE nightclub is AVENUE, one of the most fashionable late night haunts of New York and Los Angeles, and now Singapore. The elegant, bespoke lounge (designed by the geniuses at ICRAVE) is an intimate and refined setting that is planned as a spot for relaxed drinks before (or after) a night out. You’ll find a mini-bowling alley, vintage arcade games, and a pool table to keep you entertained (pictured), and an impressive cocktail bar for some quiet libations.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Telephone No.: +65 6688 8680
Operation time: Weds – Thurs: 7pm – 3am; Fri: 7pm – 5am; Sat: 10pm – 5am
[Photo: AVENUE Singapore]