Known for his smooth lyrics in Tamil and English, Singaporean rapper Yung Raja is a rising hip-hop artist who is making waves across Southeast Asia.
Notable streetArab Street, Singapore
"I would bring my friends to Arab Street. They used to have a lot of shisha lounges, and growing up I used to shisha every night. That place has evolved now — it’s filled with a lot more cafés and coffee spots. It holds a special place in my heart."
CÉ LA VI
Bar1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
"I love hip-hop clubs. CÉ LA VI at the roof of Marina Bay Sands is a place that we used to party at a lot. It is on the 57th floor. The view is incredible. Imagine getting drunk looking at the skyline of Singapore. It’s really something. Talk about city skyline vibes."
National Gallery Singapore
Art museumSingapore 178957
"National Gallery is one of my favorite places. If you go every couple of months, they’ve got a whole new exhibition by all different artists. It's also another great source of inspiration — an avenue for me to stay connected to Singaporean artists that have come before, and current artists too. It is a great place to be exposed to art."
Indian restaurant76-78 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217981
"Komala Vilas is an Indian restaurant that my parents would bring me to two or three times a week. It would always be the same order: the South Indianthaliset, which is rice with a whole bunch of stuff on the side. It’s delicious. Komala Vilas is by far the best South Indian vegetarian food that you can get."
Taco restaurant1 Fusionopolis Link, Nexus, #01-04, Singapore 138542
"The Maha Co i’s my first venture into F&B; Indian-Mexican fusion. It’s a second home for my family and friends. We close whenever we want to, we drink however much we want. It’s an amazing vibe — craft beers, dosa tacos, rice bowls, dosa quesadillas."
Gardens by the Bay
Garden18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
"Gardens by the Bay is a man-made, gigantic garden. They have the Flower Dome there: an enclosed, temperature and humidity-controlled building. Every couple of months they change the flowers. If you go in December, they’ve got the sakura season, where they fly in sakura from Japan. It’s not just a touristy spot — I am a Singaporean and I do go to those places and bring my family, hang out with my friends."