May 2016



LIFE & FAMILY 134 News 140 Noticeboard: New births and pets for adoption 142 Mother’s Day Ideas: Grab a gift from Cluny Court 148 Holiday Camps: Fun holiday activities for kids 169 Dealing with Distance: How to cope with tragedy while living overseas 173 Uncovering History: Heritage and nature at Bukit Brown Cemetery WINE & DINE 192 News 196 Bar Tab: New nightspots to check out now 199 A Taste of Spain: The hottest Spanish spots to try across town 208 Down Under Dining: Top Aussie-style eateries on the island

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Down Under Dining: Top Aussie-style eateries on the island

DOWN UNDER DINING Sure,Boomarang’sgotbrunch,sportsscreenings and a riverside location, but there are plenty of other places around town to get your Australian foodfix.Here,we roundupsomeof Singapore’sbestAussie-influencedtablestotry.

TRAVEL 222 News 226 Beach Breaks:

Go for: Aussie celebrity chef ScottWebster’s culinarymakeoverofwhatused tobeOsiaBar& Restaurant,now focusingonAustralianair-flown meatprepared in a stonehearth oven grill. The vibe: Contemporary utilitarian décor with super-efficient service. The newmenu is presented in small, big, sharing and side plates, apparently to suit families and groups of casino visitors. The food: Highlights foruswere the smallplate of polenta-rolled foie gras ($30) with banana textures, and a satisfying sharing plate of mud crab cakes ($26) with celeriac remoulade; the chargrilled Fremantle octopus ($22) was interesting, too.Formains came the tasty Byron Bay Berkshire pork rack (300g for $42) and the Mayura Station Matsusaka full-blood wagyu rib-eye (MS9,$180 for200g),perfectly undercooked and servedwith the sauce of one’s OSIA Steak & Seafood Grill ResortsWorldSentosa,8SentosaGateway 65776688 |

Sandy sojourns just a short trip away

choice – ideal,perhaps, for ahigh-rollerwho’s just hit pay dirt.We tried several good side plates, too: rocketwith pine nuts and olive oil ($8), zucchiniwithbush tomatoketchup ($12),and kipflerpotatoeswithcaramelised onion and chorizo ($14). Desserts don’t come more ambrosial than the macadamia soufflé ($32), served with sour-cream ice cream. There’s a nice selection of judiciously priced wines by the glass , too, starting from about $18; Moët & Chandon champagne is $26 per glass and $120 for a bottle. The signature: Mayura StationMatsusaka full bloodwagyu rib-eye. Thestandout: Macadamia soufflé. It’sprobably big enough to share, but I could have greedily polished off the lot. –VERNEMAREE

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