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The Duxton area has shrugged off its cloak of sleaze: Step forward Singapore's latest throbbing hotbed for original food and drink concepts.

Until a year ago, Duxton was, in most restaurateurs' books, marked as a black hole. 

Despite its central setting and charming shophouse-cum-cobbled streets surroundings, the area’s deep-seated reputation as a concentration of sleazy, rowdy pubs with a crowd to match was too big a mental hoop to jump through.

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Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar

Learn to say "Na zda-ró-vye" before a meal at Buyan.

 

The scene: As one of Singapore’s only Russian restaurants, Buyan has a hold on Singapore’s mid-size and growing Russian community. Its location in the rapidly gentrifying Duxton Hill sees a regular crowd trickling in from offices nearby for a drink and a meal after work.

 

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