Tamarind Hill Singapore: Achieving Samadhi Through Delicious Food
Is it worth going to a country just to have dinner? If the dinner is at Tamarind Hill Singapore, then the answer is definitely yes.
Many travellers between Europe and Australia have long layovers in Singapore, and many of them have been to Singapore before. This means, perhaps, the idea of seeing the sights is about as appealing as spending many hours in wait at the departure gate. Very few visitors to Singapore, however, have been to Labrador Nature Reserve or the exceptional Tamarind Hill restaurant found within it.
From a simple glass of lemongrass and pandan juice to the exquisitely prepared dishes featured on its extensive menu, Tamarind Hill delivers the type of memorable dining experience that recalls scents and flavours long after the meal is finished. The restaurant is located in a colonial-era mansion that was the home of a British chandler who liked the hilltop position to watch ships coming and going. Though the restaurant is a separate entity, it serves as the breakfast venue for guests at Villa Samadhi, the superb hotel next door that, like Tamarind Hill, is part of the Samadhi Retreats portfolio of hotels and restaurants in Southeast Asia. If a meal alone is not deemed worthy of a stopover in Singapore, then a stay at Villa Samadhi certainly is.
Far from being a huge chain, Samadhi Retreats is extremely eclectic in its style and number and has rarely added hotel properties to its two mainstays, Villa Samadhi Singapore and Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur, where the company is based. Soon, there will be a chance to live the Villa Samadhi lifestyle on a permanent basis. For the first time, Samadhi Retreats is offering residential villas for a lucky few to live the Samadhi lifestyle in Chiang Mai. The company’s first venture into Thailand promises to be as big a success as its hotels and restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia. The name of the company and its hotels comes from a Sanskrit word meaning a state of heightened relaxation and that is exactly what a meal at Tamarind Hill or a stay at a Samadhi Retreats property delivers to its guests.
With Scoot adding new destinations such as Berlin to its growing flight network, there is ample opportunity for travellers between the Asia-Pacific region and Europe especially to savour a Villa Samadhi experience. A quick ride with LimoCars Singapore from Changi International Airport to Tamarind Hill takes only 30 minutes, but diners will want to take longer than that to savour the flavours and ambience of Tamarind Hill. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so whatever hours needing to be filled in Singapore while in transit can be put to good use enjoying the food and atmosphere of a superb dining venue that remains a well-guarded secret among those in the know.