Step into the world of dinosaurs at Singapore’s first dinosaur-themed food hall at Gardens by the Bay where 18 dinosaurs await to take your breath away. Recently opened, you can expect to see a number of its Jurassic residents with the Brachiosaurus, towering over at 5 meters tall.
Being a Food Hall, the food holds just as much importance. For the first time ever in Singapore, the food hall brings together 4 Michelin-rated culinary brands under one roof. Among them are Bismillah Biryani and Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang being the available Halal options at Jurassic Nest.
Step into the gate and let’s take a closer look! Cue the Jurassic Park theme
Jurassic Nest Food Hall comes alive with three hyper-realistic animatronic life-sized dinosaurs 18 times a day across two segments.
Inside Jurassic Nest, a 3-meter-high waterfall shelters a T-rex and a Brachiosaurus, the fiercest and tallest dinosaurs roar into life during the shows, backed with their own original soundtracks to boot.
Every hour from 12 PM to 8 PM
In the outdoor alfresco area of JN Cafe, you can find the stealthy Oviraptor hiding in the shadows of another waterfall. Like the T-rex and Brachiosaurus, it also comes to life during the show.
Every hour from 11.30 AM to 7.30 PM
While waiting for the shows, catch the other 15 static dinosaurs scattered across the food hall. Even though they’re static, they still look just as phenomenally detailed. From Velociraptor and Dilong Paradoxus to the Corythosaurus and Parasaurolophus, there are many to see in the food hall. You can even bring home some cute dinosaur plushies or other dinosaur-related products available at the merchandise store there!
There are a number of food stalls there but these are the halal options that are available for us at the Jurassic Nest Food Hall:
Bismillah Briyani is a heritage restaurant serving the world’s only Michelin-awarded briyani. Its Chicken Dum Briyani is a 6-time winner of the Michelin Bib Gourmand award, so you know what to order!
Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang is not just any nasi lemak. The Muslim–owned nasi lemak brand has been on the Michelin Guide as one to watch in 2021 and 2022 for its crispy, crunchy fried chicken that bites into juicy tenderness to go with the most fragrant coconut milk rice.