24/7 in Singapore: Chopard's Caroline Scheufele fantasises about her ideal day out

24/7 in Singapore: Chopard's Caroline Scheufele fantasises about her ideal day out

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Text: Karishma Tulsidas

Work trips for Chopard's Caroline Scheufele consist of back-to-back meetings, with nary a free minute. But should the artistic director and co-president of the Geneva-based brand have a full 24 hours in Singapore with no agenda, what would be the seven things she'd do? One can always dream...

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Caroline Scheufele: "The first thing I'd like to do is discover some young designers in fashion."
Buro suggests: Buro.Singapore's fashion editor Jolene Khor suggests taking a jaunt to up-and-coming fashion enclave Chip Bee Gardens. There, Scheufele will discover the works of homegrown brands such as Ong Shunmugam, Bynd Artisans, Our Second Nature and more.  

CS: "Visit the small, local galleries where modern Singapore artists showcase their art."
Buro suggests: Gillman Barracks, no doubt. The former colonial barracks houses local galleries such as Chan + Hori and Yeo Workshop, as well as international bigwigs including Sundaram Tagore and Pearl Lam.

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CS: "I would definitely want to go back to the Singapore Botanic Gardens to see the orchids."
Buro suggests: After Scheufele is done spotting the colourful varietals named after foreign celebrities and dignitaries, she can stop for lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant The Corner House for a delectable, "gastro-botanica" meal set within a 1910 colonial house.

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CS: "Visit a museum!"
Buro suggests: The ArtScience Museum, without a doubt, has some of the most exciting exhibitions in Singapore. The current Minimalism: Space. Light. Object exhibitions occuring concurrently at the ArtScience Museum and National Gallery might prove to be a treasure trove of inspiration for the jewellery designer.

CS: "Definitely a boat trip around Singapore!"
Buro suggests: Post museum, Scheufele can hop on a cruise on the Singapore river for sundowners - there's no better way to rest her tired feet than with a champagne in hand and taking in the epic view of Singapore's skyline at sunset.

CS: "Chilli crab, for sure."
Buro suggests: It's pretty much Singapore's de facto national dish, so there's no dearth of restaurants serving chilli crab here. But in our humble opinion, Long Beach beats the competition hands-down. Cue the outraged gasps and animated discussion: discuss below, guys, on what's your favourite chilli crab haunt.

CS: "Hang out in a club with good music."
Buro suggests: We know, it's so Crazy Rich Asian-cliched, but c'mon, does the view get any better than at Ce La Vi?

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