19 Jun '11, 3pm

The Jackson Plan: British Gastrobar at Duxton Hill #Food

The Jackson Plan: British Gastrobar at Duxton Hill #Food

The Jackson Plan. What is the Jackson Plan? Perhaps only hardcore history buffs will know Lieutenant Philip Jackson , the English surveyor who drew up one of Singapore's earliest urban town plans. The Jackson Plan of 1822 , or The Plan of the Town of Singapore gave us the Chinese Kampung (Chinatown), Kampung Chulia (Little India), Kampung Glam (the Malay enclave) and the Eurasian quarter. Well, this Jackson Plan is indeed named after him and his effort. It's a British gastrobar at Duxton Hill that wants to bring back the flavours of Singapore's colonial past - featuring old English dishes with Asian ingredients that traveled the East Indian spice trade route to Britain. Interestingly, it's taken an Italian to make this happen. But Beppe DeVito, who also owns Il Lido and Forlino , is more than well-known in the F&B industry. DeVito lived in London before moving to Singapore...

Full article: http://www.camemberu.com/2011/06/jackson-plan-british-gas...

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