Ever puzzled what The Nice Gatsby would seem like if Baz Luhrmann had shot the 2013 blockbuster in Southeast Asia? Singapore’s Six Senses Duxton may simply paint an image of what you may count on. While you stroll via its grand double door entrance from the road outdoors, you’ll instantly enter an opulent world of magnificence and stylish type. There’s a little bit of historical past behind the avant-garde boutique resort that’s taking the island nation by storm too; positioned in Chinatown, Six Senses Duxton includes a row of heritage buying and selling homes that have been expertly restored by none aside from the famed hotelier and inside designer Anouska Hempel. Stepping via the foyer will be likened to a sensory journey via time; the boutique resort’s décor contains massive golden followers, resplendent Oriental screens and calligraphy prints on the partitions, in addition to heavy tones of black, gold and yellow. Right here, it’s potential to consider on the planet of riches and decadence that had impressed Kevin Kwan’s Loopy Wealthy Asians. Checking in to the Six Senses means forgetting the surface world and leaving your worries behind – earlier than we have been escorted to our rooms, we have been requested to take off our sneakers and step into an enormous bowl to participate in a fast sound tub. Because the sound waves washed over me, I discovered myself feeling lighter and letting go of stressors that had performed on my thoughts earlier than – I used to be now prepared to find every one in all my six senses.
On the Six Senses Duxton, company have an unique 49 rooms throughout numerous suites to select from. Throughout my weekend on the Six Senses, I used to be given the chance to remain on the Opium Suite – the luxurious room boasted interiors of black, yellow and gold (like the remainder of the resort), providing company a contemporary interpretation of bygone opium dens. The heavy influences of Chinese language, Malay and European parts have been evident right here too; if I hadn’t identified higher, it was straightforward to think about that I’d been whisked off to a fantastical model of Malaya from historical past books. If you happen to’re not keen to enterprise out of the resort, you’ll be delighted to study which you can dine on the Yellow Pot restaurant, which provides a tantalising menu of genuine but uniquely reimagined Chinese language delicacies. In the meantime, on the modern resort bar simply subsequent to Yellow Pot, you may sip on Six Senses Duxton’s signature cocktail – Escape to Kaifeng. Made with Tanqueray gin and chrysanthemum cordial, it serves as the proper nightcap to your keep on the Six Senses.
This text was written by Anis Taufik