Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, FOC Sentosa, Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 2016.

At FOC Sentosa, Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 2016.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2016

I had planned to visit Palawan Beach at Sentosa, and when in a car, it was only to follow the road signs. Turning mostly left when on Sentosa, we were greeted by a female peacock crossing the street. She looked pretty in mid-morning, just doing her own thing. Turning into the carpark to what I thought was Palawan Beach, I hesitated getting out of the car when greeted by what seemed to be an ongoing student orientation activity taking place by the beach. Crowded and loud, I wanted away from crowd. But I got out of the car in either case, and walked further on, farthest I could from the noise and activities. Ahead, a neat pool of purest azure beckoned against the planted perfect coconut trees on a sun-hid day at Sentosa. The water so still, it reflected the tall, slim resort structure of the building adjacent. It was a gorgeous sight. That pool belonged to FOC Sentosa. Address, 110 Tanjong Beach. Considering path dependency and the enclave of reality grids, would I be surprised at all to find myself a quiet space, at FOC Sentosa, Singapore? Perhaps not.

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 2016

FOC Singapore is a concept dining brought from Spain to Singapore by Barcelona-born chef Nandu Jubany. Its initial Singapore restaurant opening is located in the heart of Singapore’s financial business district by the Singapore River. This resort version at Tanjong Beach Sentosa is its new baby. The word foc means flame / fire in Catalan.

Foc al tranquil, it’s a gem of a concept.

Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 2016

In an adjacent reality, here is a Tanjong Beach enclave on Sentosa island that even Jack Sparrow might be proud to discover for his own.