piranhas, manatees and sea cows. Another highlight is the Giant Panda Forest enclosure, home to rare red pandas and the park’s famous black-andwhites, Kaikai and JiaJia. unlikely urban oasis. Unlike the High Line, however, the Green Corridor is a relatively wild creature – a grassy track cutting through suburbs, secondary forest, grasslands, small farms and mudflats on its way from the old railway station of Tanjong Pagar in the south to the Malaysian border in the north. Given Singapore’s heat and the Green Corridor’s lack of facilities and signage, only the most intrepid would attempt walking or cycling the entire route. For most people, a leisurely stroll along a small section is a satisfying, invigorating experience. Where soldiers once stomped, curators now roam. Built in 1936 as a British military encampment, Gillman Barracks (gillmanbarracks. com) is now a rambling art outpost, with 15 world-class private galleries set in 4.6ha of calming, green surrounds. It’s a civilise civilised way to spend a la late afternoon, b browsing e exhibitions of p painting, sculpture a and photography fr from some of the w world’s most coveted creatives.c itself, is studded with artisan cafes and independent shops peddling edgy local design. Top billing goes to Nylonl Coffee Roasters (nyloncoffee.sg), a small, standing-room-only cafe and roaster with an epic reputation for phenomenal seasonal blends and impressive single origins. At the helm is a personable crew of coffee fanatics, chatting away with customers about their latest sourcing trip (they deal directly with the farmers) or the virtues of French press. Venture beyond espresso with Clever Dripper, a brewing method that shows off the more subtle notes in your cup of coffee. L Love (bittersandlove.com) is homeh to some of the city’s top barkeeps,b who stir, shake and slurps local-twist libations like th the rum-based, tea-infused KayaK Toast. When the drinks are this good, you don’t need signage to draw the crowds. P Peckish? Swoon over buttery Wagyu beef cubes or get decadent with seasonal live oysters.