Last year, MO Bar brought guests on a whimsical journey with “Nomadic Foragers”, a pop-up event series that collaborated with renowned cocktail bars across Asia to showcase indigenous fruits, spices and culture in cocktails.

In the spirit of adapting to the new normal, the establishment at Mandarin Oriental Singapore — now one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 — will do things a bit differently this year with the Volume Two menu, offering instead a virtual bar tour to those seeking an adventure amidst travel restrictions and lockdowns around the world. 

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(Image credit: Mandarin Oriental

Held in partnership with top venues in the region — including Vesper (Bangkok), Alice Cheongdam (Seoul), Room by Le Kief (Taipei), and Sidecar (New Delhi) — the Nomadic Forager Virtual Bar Tour will see each participating bar offer two cocktails from the new menu. This limited-run will allow guests in these cities to enjoy MO Bar’s creations without having to even travel out of town. 

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Alice Cheongdam in Seoul, South Korea. (Image credit: Mandarin Oriental)

But the experience doesn’t end there. Every drink has a story to tell, and guests can dive right into an in-depth exploration via a live virtual session with MO Bar’s team. The exchange will also see participating venues take turns to offer their signature cocktails for one week at the bar. This virtual guest shift is definitely the most 2020 way of indulging in top tipples from around Asia, but we’re not complaining. 

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(Image credit: Mandarin Oriental)

Below, the current schedule for the pop-ups at MO Bar:

13 to 19 August: Bar Cham, Alice Cheongdam (Seoul, South Korea)

20 to 26 August: Back Room, The Curator, Agimat, Spirits Library (Manila, Philippines)

27 August to 2 September: Irusu Lounge (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Galaxy Bar (Dubai, UAE)

3 to 9 September: Room by Le Kief (Taipei, Taiwan), Sidecar (New Delhi, India)

Find out more here.

Shatricia Nair
Deputy Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.