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The intrepid TRavelling Gourmet finds nocturnal pleasures and…

MAGNIFICENT & marvellous views of Clifford Bay in LANTERN, arguably Singapore’s BEST rooftop lounge bar on the roof of Fullerton Bay hotel which used to be Clifford Pier years ago.

Ravishing RED LANTERN!


As my crimson cocktail arrived, rockets and great balls of fireworks exploded loudly behind the Arts & Science Museum lighting up the jet black night sky…it was a perfect point of view.


 The intense flavour of water melon from the Red Lantern cocktail teased my palate and I could taste the cucumber and lemon melded with the tequila on the mid palate. I liked the little chunks of water melon inside which gave the drink added texture. It was delicious with cute and cuddly Mini Wagyu Beef Burgers with fresh tomato and juicy meaty, plump burger patty done ‘medium’. Another excellent cocktail is the English Summer Mojito with Rum, Raspberry, Strawberry and garnished with a sprig of fresh Mint.


                                        Crumbed Calamari!

I adore it with the Signature Duck Nori Spring Rolls with sweet and mildly spicy Chilli Sauce with a lavosh-thin ultra-crispy skin and toothsome flavoursome filling. As Giovanni Viterale, the charming General Manager of the Fullerton Heritage which includes the iconic Fullerton Hotel puts it, “Allora, the splendid panoramic view of the beautiful Bay, the laser light show and the Fullerton…bellissima!” I agree. Being in the Lantern savouring the ‘superbo’ Nibbles and enchanting cocktails…makes you feel very happy…and very special.

I recommend too the Crumbed Calamari Skewers with a soothing zesty Lemon Herb Relish & Tomato Lime dip. Perfect with the Magarita Madness ‘More Berries’ with potent Patron Silver Tequila, Strawberry, Raspberry, Fresh Lime Juice and Sugar “Gome” Syrup. I also adore the swimming pool and two jacuzzis here which is so inviting.


The view from the jacuzzi of the “Two Durians”, the Fullerton and Marina Square is spectacular. A hedonist’s dream come true.

A tranquil and luxurious way to spend an evening to come to Lantern at about 5.30pm…then slowly watch the sunset over Fullerton Bay while enjoying a Mojito…or two…or three.

Here in the Lantern, you really feel like you are on top of the world savouring captivating cocktails…and feasting your eyes on the mesmerising views of Singapore’s answer to Sydney Harbour. It brought to mind that immortal song “Lili Marlene”  the Regimental Song of the Special Air Service Regiment. “Underneath the Lantern by the Barrack gate…” ENJOY! {:-)

Lantern derives its name from Clifford Pier’s historical Chinese name – “Red Lantern Pier”. It was a landing point for Singapore’s first immigrants and red lanterns used to hang from the pier as a guide to seafarers.”

Lantern Rootop Bar Lounge

Level 7

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

80 Collyer Quay

Singapore 049326

Tel: 65 6597 5299

Hours: Lantern is open daily from 8.00am to 1.00am from Sunday to Thursday and 8.00am to 2.00am on Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays.

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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