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Friday, October 4, 2013

Singapore Best Chinese Restaurant and Dim Sum


Singapore Chinese Cuisine Restaurant

Carlton Hotel Wah Lok

Wah Lok
#2 Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189558
T el: (65) 6338 8333


- Wah Lok is a Chinese restaurant where traditional Cantonese cuisine affected from Hong Kong style is served

- Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant is one of the pioneers bringing quintessential, authentic Hong Kong cuisine to Chinese cuisine lovers in Singapore

- Not only bring the awesome flavours of Hong Kong cuisine, the experienced team of Hong Kong master chefs at Wah Lok Cantonese

- Restaurant also create and introduce new delicacies to Singaporeans

- Offering one of the most popular Dim Sum in Singapore

- With 280 seats and 8 private rooms, Wah Lok is an ideal place for handling any business entertainment, or family dinners and leisure gatherings

- Recommended for romance/first dates, weddings, business and private dining, corporate functions, breakfast, brunch, dinner, and high tea

- Awards: Singapore Tatler Magazine’s “Singapore’s Best Restaurants” since 1991 and “Singapore’s Top Restaurants” by Wine & Dine years since 1997

- Serving quality is good and friendly, giving good recommends for dishes

- Ambience is nice and pleasing.

Plus point: Eaters could bring their own drink because of no corkage charge

Must try dishes:

- Dim Sum
- Shark’s Fin with Crabmeat wrapped in Egg White
- Pan-fried Japanese Scallop with Asparagus
- Baked Cod with Chef’s Sauce in Banana Leaf etc.
- Peking Duck
- Desserts: Steam carrot cake with XO sauce, Mei Ren Yao

Price/Pax: S$12 – 100

How to get there:
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah MRT (CC2) and City Hall MRT (EW13)
Recommended bus: Bus 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960 and NR7
A taxi stand is in front of Carlton Hotel, on Bras Basah Road
Parking is available at Carlton Hotel Singapore

Opening hours:
Mondays to Sundays
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
For reservations and enquiries, please call (65) 6311 8188 / 8189 or email

Imperial Restaurant (formerly at metrople hotel beach Road
Vivo Citry #03-28
strongly recommend bean curd and spare ribs and etc

Chef Chan at National Museum Singapore

Chef Chan's Restaurant at the National Museum of Singapore in Stamford Road is the place to go for a unique experience, combining authentic Cantonese fare with exquisite Chinese antiques, in an exclusive setting. A feast for all the senses!

Lunch 11.45am to 2.30pm
Dinner 6.15pm to 10.30pm
Now Open on Sundays and Public Holidays

Tel: +65 6333 0073
Fax: +65 6333 0026

#01-06, 93 Stamford Road,
Singapore 178897
Tel: +(65)6333 0073 Fax: +(65)6333 0026

Pan Pacific Hotel Hai Tien Lo

Hai Tien Lo
7 Raffles Boulevard
# 37 | Pan Pacific Hotel
Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6336 8111

Hai Tien Lo serves mainly Cantonese cuisine
Being made famous by a Cantonese master chef Simon Ho
Located on the 37th floor, Hai Tien Lo offers a great view of the Marina Bay and the harbor beyond, spectacular Singapore skyline
Elegant services: plates changed with every course, and waitresses wear “cheongsams” (Chinese dresses with Mandarin collars and side slits)
Atmosphere quiet and peaceful
Serving quality is good and friendly
Must try:

Dim Sum
Char Kway Teow
Braised Sliced Abalone with Homemade Beancurd and Pan-Fried Foie Gras
Homemade Tofu with Shimeiji Mushrooms in XO Chilli Sauce
Roasted Chicken flavoured with Preserved Taro and Soya
Chicken Marinated with Jasmine Tea Leaves
Braised Ee-Fu Noodles with Enoki Mushrooms and Dried Scallops
Chilled Crystal Jelly with Diced Aloe Vera & Strawberries etc.
Classic Cantonese soup
Birds’ nest soup
Soft-shell crab
Wasabi mayonnaise prawns with dragon fruit, honey dew and apple
Slow braised baby abalone and black truffle in oyster sauce
Black pepper beef tenderloin
Deep-fried soft shell crab and egg noodles
Wine: New World wines
Dessert: Deep fried custard with chocolate biscuit and honeyed walnuts
Price/Pax: $45 – $166
Price here is quite high but it is worth your money


Dressing smart casuals is requested
Hai Tien Lo is under transformation now until August 2012
How to get there:
Buses: 36, 97 and 97E (Walking 2 mins from bus stop B02159)
Nearest MRT station: Promenade MRT (CC4) (Walking 3 mins from Exit B to here)
Car park is available at Pan Pacific Hotel

Opening hours: Closed until August 2012
Mon–Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm
Sat–Sun & PH: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Mon–Sun: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
A La Carte Buffet Brunch
Weekend and PHs: 11.30am – 2.30pm

Raffles Hotel Royal China

Royal China
1 Beach Road
#03-09 Raffles Hotel
Singapore 189673
Tel: (65) 6338 3363


- Operated by a London-based restaurateur, Royal China is a top international Chinese restaurant located at Raffles, a famous ancient hotel in Singapore.

- Royal China at Raffles offers affordable Cantonese cuisine, especially famous for its Dim Sum.

- A good place for dining, family, and business dinner

- Ambience is wonderful and very classy interior

- Patrons can make reservations online at

- There are two seatings for lunch, 11.30am and 1.30pm at Royal China

Must try:
- Lobster noodles
- Cheung Fun
- Baked Barbecued Pork Puff
- Crispy Aromatic Duck
- Peking Duck
- Traditional dim sum items: siew mai, har gau, char siew bao, custard bun, cheong fun, char siew soh, egg tart.
- Dessert: Mango Pudding, carrot cake, the black sesame mochi


- Smart casuals dress are requested
- Dim sum is served only at lunch
- Last order for lunch is 2.30 PM
- Reservation must be booked in advance

Price/Pax: $45 – $55
For dim sum, it is reasonable, from $3.6 to $4.8 per basket.

How to get there:
Nearest MRT stations: Esplanade MRT (CC3) and City Hall MRT (EW13)
Recommended bus: Bus 14, 14E, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 130, 131, 133, 162, 162M and 1
Parking: there are an in-house car park and a taxi stand on Bras Basah Road opposite Raffles Hotel

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 12.00 AM – 3.00 PM
Sun and PH: 11.00 AM – 2.00 PM

Daily: 6.00 PM to 10.30 PM

Min Jiang at One – North (near Ministry of Education) ♥♥♥♥♥

(member of goodwoodpark hotel)
Min Jiang at One – North
5 Rochester Park
Rochester Park, Singapore
Tel: +65 6774 0122

Being in a the stylish and spacious two-storey black and white colonial bungalow, Min Jiang at One-Nort is a Chinese fine-dining restaurant set in luscious green
Offers an authentic Sichuan and Cantonese delicacy cuisine. The signature dish is its truly authentic Beijing Duck, served with 8 different condiments and roasted in a custom-made wood-fired oven perfectly.

The cuisine – authentic Beijing Duck is a highlight Here, guests can enjoy similar award-winning dishes as the Goodwood Park Hotel restaurant, with an additional signature dish of authentic Legendary wood-fired crispy and juicy Beijing duck ($45++ for half bird; $90++ for whole bird)prepared by chefs from China according to an ancient Chinese recipe. The ducks are freshly delivered daily, marinated and stuffed with vegetables and a secret combination of special Chinese herbs. They are then roasted in a special custom-made wood-fired oven located in the courtyard for 45 minutes. Min Jiang at One-North presents its Beijing duck at the table in three ways for the first serving – the skin from the neck is accompanied by granulated sugar; while the rest of the skin and meat are served in two styles – combined with leek, cucumber and sweet sauce and wrapped in a plain flour pancake; as well as combined with Tientsin cabbage, radish, garlic paste and sweet sauce and wrapped in a plain flour pancake. For the second serving, guests can choose from several options to enjoy the balance of the duck meat.
In addition to Beijing Duck, diners can also enjoy other delicacies such as the Min Jiang famed lobster noodles ($20++ per person), the Min Jiang divine hot and sour soup ($10++ per person), Chef Goh’s Appetiser platter; comprising fried diced chicken with Sichuan pepper, wok-tossed lobster medallion coated in spicy egg yolk crumbs, crispy eel coated with vinegar sauce and sesame seeds, and pan-fried scallops in Tientsin pear and topped with XO sauce ($25++ per person) by Master Chef Goh Chee Kong. Other favourites on the menu include Crispy eel coated
with vinegar and sesame seeds ($11++ per order); Pan fried Kurobuta pork with malted onions ($16++ per person), Homemade Tofu with crabmeat and assorted mushrooms ($10++ per person) as well as a selection of Shanghai and Sichuan-style dim sum.

Min Jiang is proud of its beautiful setting and romantic ambience in 3,000 sp ft surrounded by greenery. The restaurant has two stories, and is divided into two parts: the inside and alfresco area. The charming and modern chinoiserie interiors, chic furnishings and artifacts inside the restaurant will let you enjoy unique dining meals in a charming ambience. The alfresco area is lovely and romantic, decked by spacious timber. It is an ideal venue for outdoor dining or a drink after dinner.
This is a best place for romance/ first dates, wedding, business dining and private dining, corporate function, and family. Atmosphere is quiet and peaceful.

Top 5 Finalist for “Best Dining Experience” for the inaugural Singapore Experience Awards 2009 by Singapore Tourism Board
Top 5 for “Best Chinese Cuisine Chef”
Top 5 for “Best Asian Cuisine Restaurant – Hotel” in Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2009 – 2011

Must try dishes:
Beijing Duck in two styles, the original and the Sichuan style
The superior shark’s fin with fresh crabmeat and lobster noodle
Price/Pax: S$30 – $150

Beijing Duck should be reserved in advance. A Dim Sum High-tea is served on Saturday, Sundays and public Holidays from 3PM to 5PM
This restaurant should be recommended for foreign friends to enjoy fine Chinese cuisine, not for local who know clearly about good local food with more affordable prices
How to get there:
Buses: 74, 91, 92, 95, 191, 196, 198 and 200 (Walking 2 mins from bus stop B18141).
Nearest MRT station: One North MRT (CC23) (Walking 6 mins from Exit B to here)
Parking: Valet parking or public carpark near Rochester Park

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11AM – 2.30PM
Dinner: 6PM – 10.30PM
more info at

LÈ Restaurant – An Asian Tapas and
Chinese Fine Dining Concept by Paradise Group

Paradise LÈ Restaurant
Address: #02-314, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard
Tel: 6338 8775

LÈ, the most glamourous dining concept
Envisioned as a theatrical production where diners are brought through various acts of scent, taste and sight, the experience at LE is matched with impeccable service by a highly-trained international team of English-speaking servers.

Modern Chinese Cuisine, Dim Sums, over 200 wine labels and more
Sip ingeniously curated Asian-inspired cocktails or choose from 200 labels of wine at our intimate chic bar. The main menu offers perennial favorite dim sum, modern Chinese cuisine and degustation menus that are meticulously designed to please the most discerning palate.

The Signature Dirty Duck
Dirty Duck is a humble take of Peking duck with a twist. Stewed with spices over 6 hours and flash-fried till crispy, the duck is served and shredded table side and best enjoyed with homemade scallion crepes.

Locate Us
3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-314 Suntec City (Convention Centre), Singapore 038983
T +65 6338 8775 F +65 6338 8769 Email:

Restaurant Opening Hours
Lunch: 11.30am to 3pm daily (last order at 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm daily (last order at 10pm)

Paradise Group of Restaurants offered very good foods all over Singapore

more info at

Mandarin Oriental Cherry Garden

Cherry Garden
5 Raffles Avenue
5F Mandarin Oriental Singapore,
Tel: +65 6885 3538


Serving Cantonese cuisine presented in modern designs of Oriental splendour, a meal at Cherry Garden’s is pricey but unforgettable
There are two private dining rooms decorated in a residential style
Having a regularly changing menu to incorporate the best seasonal produce
Cherry Garden’s Executive Chef Hiew Gun Khong puts his talent to create the truly authentic Cantonese meals, presented in his set menu as well as in the ala carte menu
The ambience at Cherry Garden brings us the feeling like we are in the Chinese inn of the old days with greenery
Cherry Garden won the award Asia’s Best Restaurants by The Miele Guide in 2011 and 2012

Takeaway service is available
Service is not bad – staff is friendly and attentive, but food service is sometimes quite slow.
The restaurant also offers a great Champagne Dim Sum Brunch Buffet from 12 noon – 3 PM. If you don’t like the Champagne, there is a Dim Sum Brunch but one can order only one set for 2 seats from 11AM – 1 PM or from 1.30PM to 3 PM.
For reservations: Call +65 6885 3538 or booking online via open table at
For reference in advance, customers can download menu from the link above
Must try:

Crisps wasabi-aioli prawns with fresh mango and fish roe
Zucchini sea treasure soup with tofu and bean sprout
Oven-baked fillet of sea perch marinated in rose dew wine
Steamed jasmine rice with minced pork, pine nuts
Cherries in nui er hong and kuei hua chen Chinese wine.
Steamed Spinach Prawn Dumpling with enoki mushroom
Steamed Pork Siew Mai
Steamed Scallop and Shrimp Dumpling
Steamed Radish Cake
Pan Fried Chives and Chicken Dumpling
Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao
Steamed Kurobuta char siew bao
Chinese tea
Wine – The wine list, both in old and new world wines which match perfectly with Asian cuisine
Price/pax: S$12 – 150

Due to the changing of menu, see what is new at Cherry Garden is recommended, visit

How to get there:
Buses: 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 36, 56, 70M, 75, 77, 97, 97E, 106, 111 and 1 (Walking 2 mins from bus stop B02051)
Nearest MRT station: Promenade MRT (CC4) (Walking 4 mins from Exit A to here)
Car park are next to waterfront opposite Mandarin Oriental Singapore and on Raffles Avenue, at The Ritz-Carlton

Opening hours:
12PM – 2:30PM
Weekend Champagne Dim Sum Brunch:
11AM – 1PM (1st seating)
1:30PM – 3PM (2nd seating)
6:30PM – 10:30PM

Lei Garden at Chijmes

Lei Garden Restaurant
30 Victoria Street
#01-24 Chijmes
Tel: +65 6339 3822

another branch in Orchard Road
Famous Best Roast pork and dim sum in Singapore. tender pork with a crispy top that’s roasted to a perfect shade of golden-brown. Every bite was so good that I hated the fact that there’s only nine tiny cubes

best dim sum restaurants in Singapore


Here is a list of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore. I hope it will be useful when you are looking for a place to satisfy your dim sum cravings.

Asia Grand Restaurant
331 North Bridge road
#01-02 Odeon towers
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sun: 10am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6887 0010

1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-156/157 VivoCity
Mon to Thu: 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Tel: +65 6376 9740

Cherry Garden Chinese Restaurant
5 Raffles Avenue
5F Mandarin Oriental
Weekdays: 12 noon – 2.30pm
Weekend: 11am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 3pm
Tel: +65 6885 3538
// Weekend Dim Sum Brunch
$52++ without Champagne
$128++ with free flow Champagne

Crystal Jade Palace
391 Orchard Road
#04-19 Ngee Ann City
Weekday: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat: 11am – 2.45pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.45pm
Tel: +65 6735 2388

Dragon Phoenix restaurant
177A River Valley Road
Level 6 Novotel Clarke Quay
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm daily
Tel: +65 6339 3368

Din Tai Fung
290 Orchard road
#B1-03 Paragon
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Tel: +65 6836 8336

East Ocean restaurant
1 Scotts Road
#02-18 Shaw Centre
Weekdays: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Weekends: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6235 9088

Fortunate Yum Cha Restaurant
360 Orchard Road
#02-01 International Building
Weekday: 10am – 10pm
Weekend: 8am – 10pm
Tel: +65 6262 1717
// All day dim sum

Hai Tien Lo
7 Raffles Boulevard
37F Pan Pacific hotel
Weekday: 12noon – 2.30pm
Weekend: 11.30am – 2.15pm
Tel: +65 6826 8338
// Weekend Dim sum brunch $68++

Hua Ting Restaurant
442 Orchard Road
Orchard Hotel
Weekday: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Weekend: 11am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6739 6666

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Restaurant
1 Kim Seng Promenade
#02-06 Great World City
Weekday 11.30am – 3pm
Sat 11am – 3pm
Sun 10.30am – 3pm
Tel: +65 6732 2232

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck
#05-42/45 Paragon
290 Orchard Rd
Tel: +65 6732 7838
Weekday: 11:30am – 2.45pm
Saturday: 11am- 3 pm
Sunday: 10.30am- 3pm

Jade Fullerton Restaurant
1 Fullerton Square
GF Fullerton Hotel
Weekday 11.30am – 2.30pm
Weekend 11.30am – 1.15pm, 1.45pm – 3.30pm
Tel: +65 6877 8188
// Weekend Dim Sum buffet $36++

Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant
583 Orchard Road
#B1-13 Forum The Shopping Mall
Daily: 11am – 3pm
Tel: +65 6732 6628

Jia Wei Chinese restaurant
Level 2 Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel
50 East Coast road, Roxy Square
Weekday: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Weekend: 11am – 4.30pm
Tel: +65 6340 5678

Jiang Nan Chun
190 Orchard Boulevard
Four Seasons Hotel
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6831 7220
// Weekend dim sum buffet $58++

1 Fullerton Road
#01-02/03 One Fullerton
Weekday: 11.45am – 2.30
Weekend: 11.45am – 2.30
Tel: +65 6224 0088
Weekend ala carte dim sum buffet $48++

Li Bai Restaurant
39 Scotts Road
GF Sheraton Towers
Mon to Sat: 11.30 – 2.30pm
Sun: 10.30 – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6839 5623
(*More dim sum selection on weekends)

Lei garden Restaurant
30 Victoria Street
#01-24 Chijmes
Daily: 11.30 – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6339 3822

Majestive Restaurant
31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
New Majestic Hotel
Weekday: 11.45am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6511 4718

Man Fu Yuan
80 Middle road
2F Intercontinental Hotel
Daily: 11.30 – 2.15pm
Tel: +65 6825 1062
// Weekend Dim Sum Buffet $88++

Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Daily: 11am – 2pm
Weekend High Tea: 3pm – 5.30pm
Tel: +65 6730 1704
// Weekend Dim Sum High Tea Buffet $32.80++

Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant
333 Orchard Road Level 35
Orchard Wing Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Tel: +65 6831 6262
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 12.30pm, 1pm – 3pm
// Weekend Dim sum Buffet $48++

Old Hong Kong Legend
252 North Bridge Road
#02-18 Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 6336 3038
Daily 10.30am – 2pm

Paradise Pavilion
8A Marina Boulevard
#02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall
Tel: +65 6509 9308
Weekday: 11.30am – 2pm
Weekend: 11.30am – 3pm

Peach Garden
65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre, Singapore
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Daily: 11.30am – 2.15pm
// Weekend buffet $20.80++ only available at Thomson Plaza branch

Peony Jade Restaurant
10 Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Tel: +65 6276 9138
Daily: 11am – 2pm

Red Star Restaurant (Outram Road HDB block)
#07-2354 Chin Swee Road
Daily: 7am – 3pm
Tel: +65 6532 5266

Royal China
1 Beach Road
#03-09 Raffles Hotel
Tel: +65 6338 3363
Mon to Sat: 12noon – 2.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm

Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurant
80 Raffles place
#60-01 UOB Plaza
Tel: +65 6535 6006
Daily: 11.30am – 2pm

Stacked Dim Sum Bar
60 Robertson Quay
#01-13 The Quayside
Tel: +65 9677 8281
Mon to Thu: 3.30pm – 11.30pm
Fri: 3.30pm – 1am
Sat: 1pm – 1am
Sun: 1pm – 11.30pm

Shang Palace
22 Orange Grove Road
Lobby Level Shangri-la Hotel
Tel: +65 6213 4473
Weekday: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Weekend: 10:30am – 2.30pm

Summer Palace
1 Cuscaden Road
3F The Regent
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm
Sun: 1.30am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6725 3288

Summer Pavilion
7 Raffles Avenue
3/F Ritz-Carlton Millenia
Daily: 11.30 – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6337 8888
// More dim sum selection on weekend

Taste Paradise
2 Orchard Turn
#04-07 Ion Orchard
Tel: +65 6509 9660
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 12.30pm, 12.30pm – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm

Tung Lok Signatures
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#02-80/81/87/88/89 The Central @ Clarke Quay
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.45pm
Tel: +65 6336 6022

Victor’s Kitchen
91 Bencoolen Street
#01-21 Sunshine Plaza
Daily: 10.30am -8pm
Tel: +65 9838 2851
// All day dim sum

Wan Hao Chinese restaurant
320 Orchard road
3F Marriott hotel
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6831 4615

Wah Lok Cantonese restaurant
76 Bras Basah road
2F Carlton Hotel
Mon to Sat: 11.30pm – 2.30pm
Sun: 11pm – 2.30pm
Tel: +65 6311 8188

Wen Dao Shi
126 Sims Avenue
Daily 24 hours
Tel: +65 6746 4757
// All day dim sum

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe
8 Grange Road
#02-11 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Mon to Thu 11am – 2am
Fri to Sun 24 hours
Tel: +65 6235 6480
// All day dim sum

Yan Ting
29 Tanglin Road
The St Regis
Weekday: 11.45am – 2.30pm
Weekend: 11am – 3.30pm
// Weekend Dim Sum Brunch $98++, $158++ with champagne
Tel: +65 6506 6888
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Yum Cha Restaurant
22 Kensington Park Road
Serangoon Gardens Country Club
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm
Tel: +65 6343 1717

1 comment:

  1. All choices look outstanding. Singapore is becoming a diner's town quickly it seems. I have yet to visit but my GF did a quick visa run to the city from Bali; what one restaurant would you suggest about all others?
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