7 Ways To Experience Autumn In Singapore
STORY: Diane Lam
14 October 2020
Every autumn, thousands of Singaporeans journey to cooler countries for crisp weather, fall foliage, and maple-flavoured desserts. Since we can't do that this year thanks to you-know-what, here are some autumnal things on our otherwise summery island that somewhat replicate the fall experience.
Order Pumpkin Pie
Windowsill Pies' seasonal autumn pastry is back! Baked with 100% sweet butternut pumpkin in a buttery crust, and garnished with vanilla bourbon cream, this pie will transport you straight into Thanksgiving dinner abroad.
Available here, while stocks last
Sip hot coffee beneath autumn leaves at Cafe Kreams
While the amount of natural fall foliage in Singapore might be negligible - hence the yearly pilgrimages to Kyoto and Seoul - we've got a Korean cafe that replicates the experience pretty closely, minus the fall weather. At the very least, it looks pretty kouyou-like on the 'gram.
Cafe Kreams is located in Maxwell Chambers, and open daily except for Sundays
Order a Pumpkin Spice Latte
We know, pumpkin spice gets a lot of flack for being basic, but Halloween season ain't the same without it. Order the cold brew version if the thought of sipping a PSL in 35-degree weather feels a little contrived.
While the usual Halloween parties might be out of the picture this year, you can still celebrate it with spooky desserts. This macaron tower from Annabella Patisseries would be perfect for a small indoor gathering.
Savour some pumpkin ravioli
Yes, more pumpkins, but he's something for people who prefer savoury pumpkin treats over sweet ones. SPRMRKT's cosy handmade pumpkin ravioli, an October Exclusive, is served in a sage and burnt butter sauce, and embellished with apple and spiced walnut.
Available at SPRMRKT @ Dempsey Hill for dine-in, takeaway and delivery from 19 to 31 Oct, 3pm onwards
Order a Thanksgiving feast
Want to feel like you're spending November overseas? Celebrate this North American fall tradition with a traditional Thanksgiving feast from Wolfgang's Steakhouse. While the dine-in meal is available only on Thanksgiving itself (26 November), you can pre-order whole or half pre-cooked Turkeys for delivery between 26 to 29 November. In true American fashion, turkeys will be served with stuffing, roasted vegetables, mashed sweet potato, and cranberry sauce.
Pre-order available from 20th October. Check back here for updates
Keep an eye out for Malayan Crepe Myrtle trees
Believe it or not, Singapore has trees that turn reddish during the rainy season between September and November. Let's hope that temperatures dip enough for us to see some homegrown fall foliage this year!