About one year after I left Hong Kong, I saw the news that Shake Shack was opening its first store there (this was in mid-2018) and I was so envious! I mean, I like burgers and Shake Shack is one of the most famed burger chains in the world, I really wanted to try it! We didn’t have Shake Shack in Singapore yet and while well travelled Singaporeans had the privilege to say that they’ve tried it in NYC/London/Seoul/Hong Kong, I wasn’t making travel plans at the time.
Anyway, all that is to say that I was so happy when I heard Shake Shack was finally opening in our sunny city last year! :) Somehow, in slightly more than a year since the first store, we have four Shake Shack branches here now? Good news to me. :)
You can read all the food reviews of the burgers/fries/drinks from all the great coverage that’s been done, but I’m here to talk about the murals and the decor that I like so much in the Singapore Shake Shacks. I’ve been to two branches of Shake Shack here, the one in Jewel Changi and the one on Neil Road in Tanjong Pagar and I really loved that there are these colourful and large sized murals in all the stores in Singapore.
Apparently, every store in Singapore has different murals created by Singaporean artists and the interior decor has different themes in each branch. I don’t know if these elements are part of Shake Shack’s branding in other branches around the world? I went browsing on the company website and googling for photos, but it seems like it’s not found in other countries! I might be wrong, so let me know if you know!
I noticed that the Jewel branch has a strong green theme going, with the mural and tiles, the lighting structure on the second floor, the plants and the small “al fresco” area facing the trees and plants of Jewel’s indoor forest. Not my personal favourite theme, but it does fit in with Jewel!
We went to the Tanjong Pagar branch for my sister’s birthday lunch recently and we both loved the pastel pink, green and gold colour scheme and the plants placed around the restaurant too. I went googling it after our visit to discover that the decor in this branch is Peranakan inspired! You can read more about the details and the design of the place in this Home & Decor article, which covered all the details so well.
My food snapshots! I like to order the ShackBurger and have also tried the cheese fries and the vanilla shake. :)
(You can check the menu and prices of each branch here on their website – click the “Locations” page.)
I only have snapshots from the two branches I’ve been to, but in future, if I pop by the others, I’ll probably add more to this post! If you’re interested to see more pictures of the interior spaces and know more about the murals in the different locations to pick your Shake Shack to visit, I’ve included the following links: