The Dragon Chamber
Stroll along Circular Road and you’ll come face to face with an entire stretch of coffeeshops, all serving good grub at reasonable prices. But one of them fronts a sign that reads Dragon Chamber, splashed with an image of a dragon, and that’s where your enigmatic escapades begin.
It’s a Chinese restaurant, sure. But it’s unlike most other modern ones — besides its Narnia-like entrance, it serves unusual delicacies in a darkened den that makes you feel like you’ve left the sunny streets of Singapore and stepped into a glamorous underworld. With walls decked out in works by local and regional artists like Sabotage, Mister Tucks, and Riandy Karuniawan, making reference to Chinese heritage, the place is gritty but not seedy, traditional but not tacky.