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Wedding venue in Crazy Rich Asians: CHIJMES is a reinvented hawker centre with class

It may be the quintessential Singapore dining experience to be tucking into Nepalese chicken dumplings with roasted tomato relish and Sichuan pepper, created by a Pakistani chef who trained in New York.

Her restaurant has a Japanese-style counter from which to view the chefs at work, but the decor of geometrical latticework is Islamic and the lotus-like lamps vaguely Chinese. As if to push the cultural collisions to outrageous limits, the restaurant is tucked into a complex that used to be a French Catholic convent.

Singapore’s population may be three-quarters Chinese, but this city…

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