• May May Restaurant, Singapore
  • May May Restaurant, Singapore

May May Restaurant

Located within the Tanjong Pagar conservation area in Singapore, Eric Parry Studio designed this shophouse conversion for a restaurant fit out, and renewal works to the front façade. The May May Restaurant occupies a 5m wide 25m deep traditional shophouse ground floor. Its main feature is the light well in the centre of the space with a living green wall that climbs the wall to the roof.

May May offers food and drink inspired by the flavours of Asia that blends with modern day Singapore. The new interior targets an international crowd to create a backdrop for casual business meetings and lunches.

References to selected familiar elements of the traditional shophouse are modernized and accentuated. White marble, reminiscent of the traditional kopitiam table top, flanks the entry at the bar counter and continues at the existing feature wall at the courtyard onto a long dining table top. Warm filament lighting enhances bespoke timber feature panels along the main circulation space, akin to timber ubiquitous in former shophouse interiors. Fresh re-interpretations of the traditional Peranakan and ceramic tiles line the walls.



  • Project name: May May Restaurant
  • Client: Nozome Pte Ltd
  • Location: Singapore
  • Services: Architecture, Interior Design
  • Completion Date: 2014