48 Hours in Singapore ft. Chin Mee Chin & The Dragon Chamber

A National Geographic article — in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board
While these once-in-a-lifetime experiences are worth the trip, Singapore is much more than its popular tourist attractions. Push the boundaries beyond what’s listed in the travel brochure and discover Singapore from a different level. In this reimagined trip, you’ll find a deeper connection, a richer understanding, and delightful surprises hidden in the most familiar places. Here’s a local’s guide on what to do with 48 hours in this flourishing city.

Kick off your morning with an old-school breakfast of kaya toast, soft-boiled egg, and kopi (coffee) at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, one of the oldest coffee shops in Singapore in the Joo Chiat/Katong neighborhoods

Chin Mee Chin
Head to The Dragon Chamber for dinner—if you can find it. The entrance to this Chinese underworld-inspired speakeasy is hidden behind a glass fridge tucked in the corner of a classic Singaporean coffee shop. The unconventional 45-seat main dining room features bold murals from regional artists and an eye-catching bar modeled after a traditional medicine hall. Dragon Chamber specializes in guerilla-style dishes that range from fusion (cheeseburger egg rolls) to bizarre (braised crocodile foot) to extravagant (noodles with wagyu short ribs and truffle gravy).
Dragon Claw
Wagu Truffle Beef Hor Fun
Cheeseburger Rolls

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