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Up on the roof al fresco dining

As temperatures soar, Singapore locals head outdoors for an al fresco dining experience. Hayley Ard visits the city's best rooftop bars and restaurants

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The Terrace at the Screening Room
Above the Screening Room's five-floor entertainment complex is a great evening hideaway. The award-winning Terrace bar offers a near-perfect drinks and tapas menu. Positioned between the banking district and Chinatown, the bar has unrivalled views of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Club Street's historic houses. Look out for open-air screenings on your next visit.

The Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Road, +65 6221 1694

Breeze at the Scarlet

Stop by this al fresco favourite for exotic cocktails and well-prepared seafood. The style is Mediterranean with a modern twist, in keeping with the Scarlet's sleek design. Friendly service and a liberal scattering of cushions lend a relaxed ambience. The specially commissioned marquees are a charming counterpoint to the surrounding urban landscape. We like the pavilion bar, lit up by colourful fibre optics.

Breeze at the Scarlet, 33 Erskine Road, +65 6511 3333,

With the help of renowned Japanese mixologist Tomoyuki Kitazoe, Orgo has earned cult status with locals and visitors alike. Situated on the roof of the iconic Esplanade theatre building (known locally as 'the durian', after the exotic spiky fruit) the bar boasts spectacular views of the bay. Orgo combines uncompromisingly fresh ingredients with a passion for creativity. The cocktails are suitably light but intoxicating, a perfect end to the working week.

Orgo, Roof Terrace, 1 Esplanade Drive, +65 9733 6911

The whimsical name says it all. A bohemian retreat from the stresses of city life, Loof offers a wide selection of premium cocktails and light dishes. The music, an eclectic mix of ambient electronica, is not to be missed. Loof's playful approach attracts an easygoing crowd of artists and young professionals. Try a poached pear and saffron martini before dinner.

Loof, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Road, +65 6338 8035



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