Singapore Social to bring some of the world’s best cocktail bars to Australia

Sydney and Melbourne are set to get a taste of Singapore’s world-renowned nightlife scene thanks to Singapore Social. This February, Singapore Tourism Board is bringing two of the city’s (and world’s) best cocktail bars to our shores – NATIVE (#13 in the world) and OPERATION DAGGER (#23 in the world) – for the multi-day events.

Owner and head mixologist of NATIVE, Vijay Mudaliar, has crafted two special cocktails for Singapore Social:

Forager’s Garden, which is a refreshing mix of Brass Lion gin, blue pea flowers, pandan kombucha and wild torch ginger.

Sarong Punch is a take on the classic Singapore dessert Potong ice-cream. It’s a mix of coconut arrack, candlenuts, toasted red beans, turmeric and milk punch.

Founder of OPERATION DAGGER, Luke Whearty – who’s originally from Melbourne – is bringing his signature boundary-pushing concoctions down under for Singapore Social. His cocktails for the event will be:

Soapberry Sling; soapberry, longan nectar, fermented oats and coconut.

The Pork Soda somehow incorporates roast pork belly into a cocktail, as well as distilled 7X, apple, creamed soda and animal glass. According to Luke, “This particular drink was inspired by eating dim sum at Swee Choon restaurant with the OPERATION DAGGER team after service. It was specifically inspired by the flavour combination of coca-cola and Chinese 5 spice pork ribs.”

As well as sampling the flavours of Singapore through these unique cocktails, guests of the event will also be able to dine from a Singapore-inspired menu created by MasterChef Australia 2018 winner, Sashi Cheliah. Some of the menu’s highlights include chilli crab sliders, crispy-skin pork with sweet and sour sauce and chargrilled spring onion and chicken rendang wrapped on roti jala with pineapple cucumber achar.

Turntablist, DJ and hip hop producer DJ KoFlow will be soundtracking the evenings, along with R&B singer Tabitha Nauser.

Singapore Social is bringing some of the world's best cocktail bars to Australia


Singapore Social at the Rooftop Sydney – 200 Sussex Street, Sydney

20 and 21 February 2019

Bookings: or T: (02) 9267 3100

Singapore Social at the Albion Rooftop – 172 York Street, Melbourne

23 and 24 February 2019

Bookings: or T: (03) 9645 5277