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Singapore Atlas Bar

Atlas Bar

Art Deco in the grandest fashion

As stated on their site, "a grand lobby and bar, ATLAS graces the ground floor of Singapore’s iconic building, Parkview Square, in the historic Bugis neighbourhood. Completed in 2002, Parkview Square was the crowning glory of developer CS Hwang, the late chairman of the Chyau Fwu Group. Today, the Hwang family are breathing new life into the property to bring its exceptional spirit into the 21st Century."

It was created as a private wine club for Mr. Hwang but is now an extraordinary place the public can enjoy the finest in martinis, cocktails, coffee and tea from a collection of rare wines and whiskeys not to mention collected gin from every decade dating back many, many years. We went for afternoon tea, and it really knocked our socks off in the selection of goodies presented. See below!

Singapore Atlas Bar Afternoon Tea

Savory on bottom, sweets on top...that's gin in a tube to squeeze into a shot glass packed with coconut ice but the rest of the spread is very kid friendly...including the post afternoon tea course which were the tastiest ice cream pops we've ever experienced! (There's also a delectable amuse bouche served before the tiered tea goodies.)

The bartenders can make anything you ask for but their cocktail menu is pretty exceptional and thoughtfully respectful of the extensive collection of every intoxicant you can imagine. They have fine menus for a full lunch and dinner to match, too.

There's even a museum with rotating fine art exhibits with free admission on the third floor and heirloom items from pieces collected and used back when it was a private wine lounge showcased throughout the place.

Singapore Atlas Bar Ice Cream Pops
Singapore Atlas Bar Cocktail


Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.
IG: @krystalchang


Amanda Quinn Olivar, JAM's arts and culture editor, is also the editor at Curator magazine, producer of Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and the play Paint Made Flesh. She has collaborated on Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies and an upcoming project with Zandra Rhodes. She sits on the boards of London's Fashion and Textile Museum and The Chimaera Project. As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds. Amanda has curated exhibits at The Cornell Art Museum, The Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center. Amanda lives and works in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Imogen Smith and Chloe Copus.