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Wheeler’s Tropikana: A Tropical Oasis in The Heart of Singapore

Nestled within the historical embrace of Gillman Barracks, Wheeler’s Tropikana grants an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Singapore, 29 September 2023 - Wheeler's Group, the visionary minds behind Wheeler's Estate proudly unveiled its latest creation earlier this month, on 09 September 2023, Saturday.

A Spacious Local Destination For A Tropical Experience

Wheeler’s Tropikana is not simply a restaurant; it’s an immersive journey that transports guests far beyond the confines of Singapore, evoking the sensation of being whisked away to the idyllic landscapes of Bali. With an unwavering commitment to infusing enchantment into every visitor’s experience, Wheeler’s Tropikana encapsulates the very essence of adventure in every facet.

Drawing inspiration from the captivating cultures of tropical lands, Wheeler’s Tropikana stands as an unparalleled destination for those seeking to break free from the ordinary hustle and bustle of city life and embrace the extraordinary and carefree vibes of a tropical paradise.

Spanning an impressive 15,000 square feet and a seating capacity accommodating up to 350 guests, Wheeler’s Tropikana unfolds as a sensory paradise. Its clay-themed hues and meticulously curated furnishings provide a sanctuary where colours, textures, and ambiance come together to create an escape that feels like a distant paradise.

The experience is further enriched by the presence of thatched roofs, bamboo accents, rustic rattan wooden furniture, a resplendent outdoor pool, and a lush expanse of greenery that envelops the entire premises. Wheeler’s Tropikana proudly establishes itself as a vibrant sanctuary of relaxation and adventure, immersing guests in the unmistakable feel of a Balinese escape right in the heart of Singapore.

A Tropical Tranquility With A Rich History

Nestled within the historical embrace of Gillman Barracks, Wheeler’s Tropikana finds its home within a legacy that dates back to 1936. Once a haven for army barracks, quarters, and recreational spaces tailored for the British’s 1st Battalion, Gillman Barracks has transformed into Singapore’s Contemporary Art Enclave, preserving its enduring legacy. Wheeler’s Tropikana celebrates this heritage while crafting a contemporary experience that is as unique as it is captivating.

Tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle, the Barracks’ colonial architecture and tranquil tropical ambiance create an inspiring backdrop for encounters with contemporary art that nourish the creative spirit. 

The iconic Gillman Barracks Gateway Arch located right next to Wheeler’s Tropikana, beautifully complementing its tropical facade.

Ethically and sustainably sourced furnishings from Indonesia and Thailand can be found at Wheeler’s Tropikana.

Embracing Sustainability And Celebrating Local Artists

Wheeler’s Tropikana’s commitment to sustainable living is evident in every piece of furniture that graces its interior. Ethically sourced rattan furnishings from Indonesia tell stories of craftsmanship and respect for the environment. Every chair, every table, and every touchpoint adds warmth and encapsulates a timeless look.

Local artistry takes center stage with captivating murals adorning the walls of Wheeler’s Tropikana, crafted by talented local artists – The Ochre Home. These murals infuse the space with cultural depth and artistic energy, making every visit a journey of discovery.

Enjoy A Sun-Kissed Retreat At The Dipping Pool

Wheeler’s Tropikana is proud to introduce a gem that adds an extra layer of enchantment to its tropical paradise – the spectacular dipping pool. As the sun casts its radiant glow, the pool becomes a serene daytime haven. Guests can bask in the tropical sunshine, take a refreshing dip, and sip on a signature cocktail, all while surrounded by alluring lush greenery and the rustic charm that defines Wheeler’s Tropikana.

But as the day evolves into the night, Wheeler’s Tropikana’s dipping pool transforms into an alluring nocturnal oasis. Illuminated by the soft glow of ambient lighting, the poolside takes on a magical atmosphere. It’s a place where guests can gather under the starlit skies, enjoying the mesmerising reflections in the water, while savouring delightful drinks and the vibrant energy of live band sets. The transition from day to night at Wheeler’s Tropikana’s dipping pool is an experience that encapsulates the essence of adventure and relaxation in one unforgettable location.

The outdoor dipping pool seamlessly transitions from a daytime tranquility to a nighttime enchantment.

Local band, O.K READY! performing at Wheeler’s Tropikana on Tuesdays from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Unveiling The Jungle Stage & Live Entertainment

As the sun sets, Wheeler’s Tropikana transforms into a vibrant hub of entertainment and excitement. The ‘Jungle Stage,’ the heart of Wheeler’s Tropikana nightlife experience, comes alive with the rhythmic beats of live bands, setting the stage for an unforgettable dance beneath the stars.

From Tuesday to Sunday evenings, live bands curate playlists and set lists that blend genres and eras, taking guests on a musical journey that’s as diverse as it is electrifying. 

Demonstrating their unwavering dedication to providing an unparalleled entertainment experience, Wheeler’s Tropikana has made a remarkable investment of $300,000 in the development of the ‘Jungle Stage.’ No expense has been spared in procuring top-tier audio and visual equipment to ensure that every beat, every note, and every performance is delivered with utmost precision and impact.

Additionally, Wheeler’s Tropikana is excited to reveal that, starting in early 2024, will be introducing live DJ events, elevating the nightlife experience with an extra dimension of energy and rhythm to the nightlife experience.

A Luxe Escape At The Level 2 Lounge

While the Level 2 Lounge exudes the same tropical vibes as Wheeler’s Tropikana, it introduces an element of exclusivity that invites you to unwind in privacy. Nature’s beauty takes center stage within the Level 2 Lounge thanks to a sprawling tropical mural that graces the walls. This artistic masterpiece brings the lush greenery of the outdoors indoors, creating an immersive atmosphere that’s both captivating and calming. With every glance, you will be transported to a botanical realm of wonder and serenity.

Adorned with sumptuous furnishings, it’s a place where relaxation takes center stage. The ambiance echoes the vibrant energy of Wheeler’s Tropikana, yet with an added layer of intimacy that invites you to unwind, connect, and revel in moments of pure indulgence. With air-conditioned comfort and plush furnishings, it’s the perfect place to relish conversations, create memories, and revel in the company of loved ones.

The Level 2 Lounge features a sprawling tropical mural by talented local artist, The Ochre Home.

The culinary extraordinaire for both Wheeler’s Estate and Wheeler’s Tropikana - Head Chef Jayd Kitt.

A Culinary Adventure Helmed By Head Chef Jayd Kitt

As the sun sets, Wheeler’s Tropikana transforms into a vibrant hub of entertainment and excitement. The ‘Jungle Stage,’ the heart of Wheeler’s Tropikana nightlife experience, comes alive with the rhythmic beats of live bands, setting the stage for an unforgettable dance beneath the stars.

Wheeler’s Tropikana presents a fusion of flavours and traditions expertly crafted by Head Chef Jayd Kitt. Hailing from Bendigo, Australia, Chef Jayd masterfully blends the heartiness of his homeland’s cuisine with the zest of the Pacific Islands. This unique dining experience proudly presented as “Australasian,” promises to tantalise taste buds and awaken a sense of wanderlust.

Growing up on his family farm in a little town, Chef Jayd is no stranger to the outback lifestyle. From serving in the Australian Navy to travelling to various regions of the world, Chef Jayd has collected an encyclopaedic knowledge of various cultures and harmonising unique flavours.

“I am truly excited to be part of this new concept. I think Wheeler’s Tropikana has great potential to be an iconic destination in Singapore because it’s so much more than a restaurant or a bar. It offers an immersive experience with live music, DJs, and the outdoor pool which is one of a kind, especially in this part of Singapore. I think our customers are in for a good time when they step into Wheeler’s Tropikana. It’s something that’s gonna feel out of this world.” said Chef Jayd.

Tropical-Themed Signature Cocktails

Wheeler’s Tropikana’s collection of signature cocktails promises to transport your taste buds to sun-soaked shores and exotic paradises. Crafted by a dedicated group of bartenders from Wheeler’s Group, each cocktail is a masterpiece that embodies the spirit of adventure and creativity. From refreshing and invigorating to rich and indulgent, each cocktail is a sensory experience that takes you on a journey through flavor landscapes.

Meet the stars of the Wheeler’s Tropikana bar – New Fashioned, Drago, Cucumber Sour, Pineapple & Strawberry Margarita, and Cocokana.

Signature cocktails available at the moment. From Left to Right - New Fashioned, Drago, Cucumber Sour, Pineapple & Strawberry Margarita, and Cocokana.

Wheeler’s Tropikana’s event packages include a range of delectable options including buffets, set courses, canapés, and live stations.

Elevate Your Special Moments At Wheeler's Tropikana

In a relentless pursuit of creating a holistic experience for its guests, Wheeler’s Tropikana offers an expanded range of event services. While currently specialising in weddings and corporate events, Wheeler’s Tropikana is set to broaden its offerings to include an array of celebrations, from memorable birthdays to enchanting proposals and more.

Wheeler’s Tropikana offers a variety of event spaces, each with versatile seating capacities to cater to unique celebration needs. The level 1 outdoor venue, boasting a picturesque ambiance, can accommodate up to 180 guests. For those seeking an intimate gathering, the level 1 indoor venue is designed to host up to 22 guests, creating an atmosphere of closeness and the level 2 indoor venue provides a comfortable space for gatherings of up to 65 attendees. For those seeking to host grand and larger-than-life events, Wheeler’s Tropikana offers the option of a full buyout, allowing for a generous capacity of up to 350 guests. With this expanded offering, Wheeler’s Tropikana ensures that your unique event requirements are not only met but exceeded, no matter the size or scale of your celebration.

Wheeler’s Tropikana is thrilled to be the host for life’s most significant moments, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty, versatile venues, and culinary mastery to create truly unforgettable celebrations.

For event inquiries, please email events@wheelerstropikana.com


Join Wheeler’s Tropikana For A Dining Experience Unlike Any Other

Wheeler’s Tropikana is more than a brand; it’s an invitation to step into a world where the ordinary fades away, and the extraordinary takes center stage within its spacious surroundings. Whether indulging in sumptuous multicultural feasts or losing yourself in the rhythm of the night, Wheeler’s Tropikana guarantees a tapestry of experiences that are both unexpected and exhilarating.

Wheeler’s Tropikana is open on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11.30 am to 11.00 pm, Fridays from 11.30 am to 12.00 am, Saturdays from 9.00 am to 12.00 am, and Sundays from 9.00 am to 11.00 pm. Wheeler’s Tropikana is located at Gillman Barracks, 9A Lock Road, Singapore 108926.

Reservations are highly recommended at Wheeler’s Tropikana. Kindly place your reservations online – https://bit.ly/wt-reservation

With a sprawling 15,000 square feet of space and a seating capacity of 350, Wheeler’s Tropikana is the perfect venue to host your events.

About Wheeler’s Tropikana

Wheeler’s Tropikana is more than a restaurant; it is an invitation to experience the extraordinary. A concept created by Wheeler’s Group, its 15,000-square-foot oasis located at Gillman Barracks boasts ethically sourced furnishings, a dipping pool, murals by local artists, local live bands, Head Chef Jayd Kitt’s “Australasian” cuisine & tropically curated cocktails.

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Wheeler’s Tropikana

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Ms. Carine Oh

+65  9189 1302



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