First opened in July 2005, Earshot is a café-cum-bookstore that is fully dedicated to the promotion of Singapore’s books, music and film. Featuring a selection of music that ranges from JJ Lim to T’ang Quartet, as well as an array of books from children’s titles to the latest local fiction, Earshot aims to be the main destination for anyone who loves Singapore works. We hold book launches, writers’ talks, literary cocktails, and music performances here.
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Disappointing beyond belief
I had to go to the Arts House for a whole week because of the screening of films for the Singapore Writers Festival and it is no surprise I eventually found my way here.
I've heard raving reviews about this place from online search engines and it got me very excited so I came with high hopes.
Let's talk about disappointment.
The place looked very dissected. Granted, the lovely books and music set up promises a better time than it looked. But perhaps it was a weekday and a slow one, but this place just looked abandoned and forgotten.
I walked in with a friend completely unnoticed and the cashier was a little impatient for our orders. We were shortly seated and we both managed to find material to occupy us.
Ten minutes later, my order of fish and chips came. My friend ordered their club sandwich. My fish and chips tasted like what my mum could whip out in her sleep so I was suitably unimpressed.
We are all familiar with how the grass is greener on the other side, so it's no surprise my friend's club sandwich tasted fantastic. I'm going to have that next time.
If there is a next time though.