Chances are you’ve been to Suntec City. But did you know they recently completed the final phase of their renovation? They have and here are four reasons you should go again soon!
1. REJUVENATED SKY GARDEN
Once an obscure space, the rooftop green space connecting Towers 1 and 5 is now a foodie haven.
Set amid lush foliage and water features, nine out of the 13 restaurants are open and drawing steady lunch and dinner crowds.
Those who want to stay out of the haze can pop into the indoor section of the sky garden to Eat At Seven, a 600-seater cluster of seven Japanese restaurants, including Japanese-Italian diner Nigiro Cafe. Only Enbu, a a warayaki and charcoal grill izakaya, is outdoors.
The view is good too. Depending on where you are exploring, you can look out to the Fountain Of Wealth or admire the historical areas in the arts and cultural district such as the War Memorial Park.
The eateries can be accessed via an escalator outside Balaclava on the first level or through the third level of the North Wing.
2. OUTDOOR SEATING
The haze might keep the sun-loving crowd away for now. But once it clears, head outside for a good view of the area’s skyscrapers as you eat.
For cheaper eats, the connection between the East Wing and North Wing on the second level has a Starbucks branch, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlet and Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint.
3. ABUNDANCE OF JAPANESE BRANDS
Japanophiles will rejoice at some of Suntec’s new tenants from the land of the rising sun.
Besides numerous restaurants, there is Japanese speciality store Yamakawa Super, where you can stock up on Nippon-produced goods such as confectionary, sauces, instant noodles and drinks. It is slated to open later this year.
Beer buffs will love Ginza Lion Beer Hall in Tower 4. Its highlight is the free-flow two-hour beer buffet on weekends.
4. BRIGHTER HALLWAYS, SPACIOUS WALKWAYS
Before the facelift, the old Suntec felt a little behind the times. The lighting was dismal, the corridors were narrow and the furnishings were drab. Now, the place is all jazzed up. This has to do with the light earthy shade for the floor tiles, better lighting, wide walkways and big atriums.
By Natasha Ann Zachariah, The Straits Times, October 31, 2015