Next week, Gardens by the Bay will welcome Jurassic Nest, a dinosaur-themed food hall they are calling “the first of its kind in Singapore.”
This establishment, which will launch on 18 November, will bring together Michelin-rated hawker brands across the island.
The Jurassic Nest will also display giant replicas of dinosaurs, including one that stands five meters tall, surrounded by lush vegetation that mimics their environment. The prehistoric creatures are automated and will move during daily shows.
(Credits: Jurassic Nest)
More than half of the vendors in the food hall will be Michelin-recognized. They range from Bismillah Biryani, a Pakistani-style biryani restaurant on Dunlop Street that scooped a Bib Gourmand this year, to Tsuta, a Japanese ramen chain whose original Tokyo location was the first ramen shop in the world to get a Michelin star.
Other include Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang from Yishun Park Hawker Centre, which debuted in the 2021 guide, as well as Hawker Chan, now Bib Gourmand-listed, which boasts the world’s first Michelin-starred hawker stall.
Took Lae Dee will also be launching at Jurassic Nest. The Thai restaurant chain is a popular round-the-clock eatery in Bangkok with a local branch at Tai Seng. Joining it is JN Cafe, which will serve brunch staples such as waffles and sandwiches, as well as a new concept by the Putien Group called Mama. No prices have been announced, but selected dishes start from S$8.80.
(Credits: Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang)
The food hall will exhibit 18 prehistoric creatures, including tyrannosaurus rex, oviraptor, and the five-meter-tall brachiosaurus. The Dinosaurs are also programmed to move along with the soundtrack during daily shows. Other attractions include an educational trail to the surrounding gardens for visitors to discover plant species that existed since ancient times.
Jurassic Nest Address:
Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay,
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953