How do you travel? Are you into shopping galore? Foods? Or digging deeper to a place’s historical background appeals more to you? If you can’t decide, then why not both? Dempsey Hill would definitely a must-go for you here at Singapore. Not well known like the others, but this lifestyle destination is a horizon of the past and present. Midwood is close to Hillview Community Club that is located near to Hillview MRT Station.
Beyond the night lights, the fancy restaurants, and the luxurious shops, Dempsey Hill is not just your casual entertainment, shopping, and dining destination. This place has witnessed Singapore’s historical milestones under different colonizers. Who would have taught that this place where various high class restaurants and entertainment centers are seated was once a nutmeg plantation? In 1850s, the place is called Mt. Harriet. An infection, homologous to leprosy in human, struck the trees so the plantation has stopped. During the onset of the Indian Mutiny and the Crimean War, the British Government strengthened their hold to Singapore as their colony. This led to the purchase of Mt Harriet which was converted into a military base called Tanglin Barracks. It remained like this until the second world warq and the Japanese occupation. Why Dempsey? It was named from after General Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey (1896-1969), who is, back then, a competitive and well-respected soldier. He had served for two world wars but kept himself from the limelight. It is located near to Bukit Timah and is a hallmark of all the good eateries located around the development.
It was 2007 when Dempsey Hill was contemporized into what is it now when handed over to the Land Office but important historical benchmarks were preserved. Now, let’s take a sneak peak at Dempsey Hill.
Satisfy the Mouth and Eye
COMO Dempsey houses word-class kitchens which will satisfy your cravings while getting instagrammable photos in each restaurant’s conceptualized dining areas. First stop, Malcom Lee’s Candlenut. The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant which has a 92-seat capacity whose interiors were designed by Paola Navone as an al fresco dining fused with modern and Peranakan vibe. Timothy de Souza’s COMO Cuisine, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dempsey Cook House and Bar were also present.
If you are a nocturnal foodie, Dempsey Hill extends its walking trails to nightlife options. At The Green Door’s Garden Bar, you caan chill over barbeque along with tipples of your choice while Red Dot Brewhouse gives you a perfect pair– beer and steak menu. Looking for something authentic? Long Beach Seafood Restaurant and Samy’s Curry offers local cuisine. Ryan Clift’s Open Farm Community would be perfect for vegans as they serve straight from the farm to your table dining experience or a tapas buffet from Don Quijote could also be an out-and-out for a Sunday brunch.
Cash and Carry at Dempsey
A little shopping should not be forgotten on every getaway. Dove Street Market Singapore which was Comme des Garçons’, the founder, newest outlet has opened at COMO Dempsey. Into something classic? You might find a memento for you at Woody Antique House or get hooked by Möbel Story’s handcrafted designs. Never miss a day on your skin care routine by stocking up beauty products from Aesop or MALIN+GOETZ. Please see Midwood for more details on the development.
Fun for Everyone
Aside from sumptuous meals from these dining go-tos, Dempsey Hill also offers entertainment centers that features various enriching activities for young and the young at heart only at Loewen by Dempsey Hill. Wanna try a new and relaxing activity? Try Impression Arts Studio’s pottery class or if you want an edible product, you may opt to join Anjalichocolat’s chocolate making workshops or opt for a relaxing massage at Spa Esprit. If you came along with your furry best buds, Loewen by Dempsey Hill also welcomes them with Wangington Luxury Pet Hotel.