When I knew I was heading to Singapore I made sure I got some food recommendations from a Singaporean friend in NY. Among her recommendations was a local eatery that served great seafood. Melben's is so unassuming and completely non-touristy as it is in fact located on a strip mall of sorts. We ordered butter crab, spicy coconut crab and a vegetable dish. Everything was fantastic but the butter crab was one of the best crab preparations I've had! It's a must-try if you're looking for a local spot.