Battered by decades of civil war, Colombo’s historic Fort district has transformed spectacularly over the past few years from a war-torn shell into one of Asia’s most enjoyable city neighbourhoods. Gavin Thomas reports from a capital city on the up.
London has a Ministry of Sound, Singapore has a Ministry of Design, but only Colombo has a Ministry of Crab. Voted one of Asia’s top 50 restaurants for the past three years running, the self-styled “ministry” sits nestled cosily inside a beautifully restored 17th-century Dutch hospital at the heart of Colombo’s historic Fort district, hemmed in by further upscale restaurants, bars and boutiques.
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