Cathay Organisation has unveiled a new space designed to reinvigorate the coworking scene in Singapore. Situated in the vibrant Robertson Quay neighbourhood, in close proximity to the Central Business District and surrounded by a host of fitness and lifestyle establishments, Gather aims to create a community of like-minded individuals and bring renewed inspiration to their work. As well as being conducive to a focused and productive work day, the pet-friendly space prioritises the wellbeing of their members through a unique and engaging programme of lifestyle offerings.
Designed by Takenouchi Webb – the name behind a slew of establishments across the city, including The Straits Clan, Esora, and The Tippling Club – Gather is warm, bright and inviting. The design brief for GATHER was to create a softer workplace; this was achieved through opening up the space and maximising ceiling heights and natural light, using full-length windows to allow natural light to shine in and welcome the surrounding greenery.
The colour palette uses a selection of earthy pinks, whites, and light wood colours to complement the use of natural marbles and stronger terrazzo tones to create a relaxed atmosphere which differentiates it from other coworking options in the city. Whilst the design of the workspaces was kept relatively simple, a heavier focus was placed on the key communal areas, where more impactful materials were used, with brass elements punctuating the social setting.
A coworking space designed with the modern- day business in mind, Gather offers a host of workplace options, from fully-furnished offices to bespoke suites and event spaces, workshops, sessions and activities.
A total of 12 offices range in occupancy from 6 to 40 people. On level 3, all spaces are fully furnished, with private offices suitable for up to 8 people. On levels 4 and 5, bespoke options offer freedom and flexibility for individuals to customise their own office space and layout, whilst still benefitting from the various perks of a Gather membership. Larger office spaces on these floors are able to accommodate businesses of up to 40 employees.
Situated on the outskirts of the iconic Orchard Road shopping district and easily accessible from the Central Business District, Robertson Quay makes for a more relaxed office location; the urbanised area is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes, with al fresco dining options aplenty and a focus on community and neighbourhood. Holding the wellbeing of their members in high regard, Gather has partnered with several establishments in and around Robertson Quay, offering exclusive benefits for members with Orange Theory Fitness, Absolute You and F45, amongst others. The new coworking space will also play host to regular networking and community-based events, offering members the opportunity to expand their network, learn new skills, and embrace a more social work life.
With the successful debut of Lee Hwa’s JewelSpace at their Suntec City boutique in 2018, Lee Hwa Jewellery is elevating its latest boutique, Lee Hwa’s JewelPlay at Bugis Junction, with elements of fun and romance. Targeted at millennial couples and fashion-forward shoppers, the boutique at Bugis Junction receives a complete makeover and reopens its doors in July.
Lee Hwa’s JewelPlay breaks the rules of traditional jewellery store formats and redefines the customer experience by transforming jewellery shopping into a time of creative expression and carefree play – hence its name. Thoughtfully designed, the boutique is packed with a slew of interactive touch-points and spaces geared at showcasing the brand’s bridal jewellery collection, Lee Hwa Romance, as well as their extensive multi-wear series catered to the young and the young-at-heart.
“Besides the trendsetting multi-wear jewellery for daily wear, we observed a growing demand among young couples. We want to be a part of every couple’s unique love journey, from couple bands, to proposal ring, wedding bands, bridal jewellery, and anniversary gifts. Every piece of jewellery is a
celebration of love, a memory to behold. With our new JewelPlay boutique, we are providing an engaging space for them to revel in the experience and celebrate their love story together,” Mavis Toh, business director of Lee Hwa Jewellery.
Donned in millennial-favourite shades and metallic sheens, the boutique is not only an upgrade from 560 sq ft to 880 sq ft but a refreshing yet casual variant from the usual jewellery retail stores. Drawing inspiration from art galleries, jewellery pieces are placed in vertical wall displays built for eye-level viewing.
Customers can try on their favourite jewels in front of the store’s JewelPlay Mirror, a vanity mirror similar to the ones red-carpet stars have in their dressing rooms. Its adjustable lighting promises plenty of gram-worthy opportunities for customers to capture that perfect selfie or wefie.
At a time when electronic person-to-person introductions and food delivery apps are at the touch of our fingertips, Tiong Bahru Bakery still believes in “celebrating neighborhoods” and that means taking time for the face-to-face connection with people that matter. For the first time ever, the Home of the Handmade Croissant shares the 4,000 sq ft space with internationally award-winning beauty brands Browhaus and Strip at a convenient location in the Central Business District area.
It could not have come at a better time as Spa Esprit Group’s founder, Cynthia Chua, states that “The all-new Funan has provided us an opportunity to sync well-loved brands for a more valuable experience than ever before. We want to continue to be the nexus of creativity, culture and conversation.” The 90-seater bakery is the second outlet to serve the full hot food menu in addition to their popular 100% French flour-and-butter bakes, exclusive coffee blend and superfood treats, after their Raffles City branch.
Being part of Spa Esprit Group’s very first multi-concept without barriers, TBB Funan can be accessed from any entry point on the fourth floor shared with Browhaus and Strip. Captivating images on LED screens greet customers with the newest and latest at the bakery. Soft leather armchairs, warm lighting and communal tables make for easy conversation amongst friends and colleagues.
Following TBB tradition, every new outlet offers exclusives in store for a limited time. At TBB Funan, they have savory porkcast pie on TBB’s signature French butter croissant crust. The diamond-shaped creation adds a flaky and crunchy texture to pork cheek rendang done local-style in homemade rempah or intensely flavored spice paste (read: not poured from a store-bought readymade pack) at $8.90++ each. Not one but two exclusives mark this grand opening of TBB Funan. The best-selling viennoisserie, kouign amann, takes on an Asian-flavored spin inspired by the Chinese fried doughnut or ham chim peng. It is intensified with five-spice butter and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds on the Breton cake which literally means “cake-butter” at $5++ each that’s available from now till 10 September 2019. There’s also Unity tea blend that’s farm fresh, and made up of ginger, pandan, turmeric and chili ($6/$6.20++ each) which are locally grown by Edible Garden City. “Unity” was chosen to signify the three concepts under one roof for the first time in Singapore.
Get ready for Philippines top trending mango soft-serve Maxi Mango's arrival in Singapore. Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Piazza.
Maxi Mango started as a pop-up kiosk at food fairs in 2017. A brave endeavor by 33-year-old Miki and Ivan Velasquez, the couple took a leap of faith by investing all their savings into the business before it became the massive success it is today.
Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with real, fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. The juicy sweet mangoes are a perfect complement for Maxi Mango’s soft serve – the star component of the famous dessert. Having more than six years of experience in soft-serve desserts, the couple experimented tirelessly with different ingredients and flavours until they got the perfect mix.
Get ready to indulge in Maxi Mango’s signature version of the Filipino refrigerator cake, featuring succulent mangoes from the Philippines, velvety soft serve, and crushed graham crackers.
The Maxi Mango franchise is brought to Singapore by local lawyer-investor Jean Foo, who will work closely with the owners to expand Maxi Mango within Singapore, and subsequently around the Asia Pacific region. Maxi Mango officially opens on 2 August 2019 at Capitol Piazza.
Members and guests at Singapore Polo Club can now enjoy sumptuous creations from award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant, Coriander Leaf. The new outlet operates daily, from 8am to 11pm.
Coriander Leaf Group remains one of the most recognised brands in Singapore's F&B landscape. The Group operates multiple F&B concepts and continues to expand its footprint and offerings. The multi concept, award winning brand encompasses both authentic and innovative menu choices comprising of Pan-Asian, Middle Eastern and Western cuisine at Singapore Polo Club.
Some of the recommended dishes include Watermelon Salad,Tandoori Chicken, Charcoal Grilled Baby Lamp Chops, Coconut Ice-Cream Sundae and more.
At Antea Social, every palatable sip of your tea is the result of their dedication to bring you the best tea sourced directly from all across the Orient.
Through their tea, they encourage you to slow down, embrace the present, brew a cuppa and partake in an experience that transcends mundane reality. Amidst all the clutter in our world today, they hope you'll find some time to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. Their teas are sourced directly from the tea makers whenever possible, conveying stories from makers to drinkers. â€‹
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~ Catherine Douzel
A "semi" roof-top Tiki Bar along Keong Saik Road is now open to bring us cheers. If Hawaii is a little out of your budget or reach at current, Taki Taki invite you to step into their humble balcony bar.
Located at 1 Keong Saik Road, just above The Working Capitol, you will find a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of this concrete jungle.
Warm orange lights, pumping beats, and rum-based cocktails are waiting to set the scene.
Make sure you bring your appetite when you visit Taki Taki! Who doesn’t love to kickback with about a dozen satay sticks? The familiar taste of charred chicken or beef, the sweet-spicy nuttiness of the peanut sauce.
Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district at Climb Central's newest branch at Funan. Find your challenge amongst more than 200 outdoor-inspired climbs. Choose to scale the high walls, or enjoy high intensity short climbs in a dedicated boulder unit with Singapore's first Kilter Board. Everyone can climb at Climb Central. Go with your family and friends and find your own style of climbing.
Done with your first climb and looking for a bit more guidance? Let Climb Central help you to achieve your next climbing milestone and be your home away from home.
Sign up for one of their climbing classes for a guided session with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Both introductory and developmental classes are available to meet your needs. Rental of climbing equipment is included for all classes.