Aug 27, 2018

Singapore's Coo hostel and Atlas bar make Time's 2018 World's Greatest Places list

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Coo Boutique Hostel and Sociatel in Tiong Bahru and Atlas Bar in the distinctive Parkview Square building in Bugis have made it into Time's 2018 World's Greatest Places list.PHOTOS: ST FILE, FACEBOOK/COO BISTRO & BOUTIQUE HOSTEL, SOCIATEL

 

A popular bar and a hipster hostel in Singapore have made their way into Time's inaugural 2018 World's Greatest Places list.

 

They are Atlas Bar in the distinctive Parkview Square building in Bugis, and Coo Boutique Hostel and Sociatel, located in Tiong Bahru.

 

The list features 100 entries from 48 countries, sorted into categories for visiting, staying, and dining.

 

Time said that it had solicited nominations from dozens of industry experts, as well as its own editors and correspondents.

 

"Then we evaluated each one based on key factors, including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence," it explained in an article about how the list was assembled.

 

More at https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/singapores-coo-hostel-and-atlas-bar-makes-times-2018-worlds-greatest-places-list

Aug 27, 2018

Hmmm whatever happened to Manhattan Bar @ Regent Hotel?

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