Much more than a state-of-the-art retail and performance space, the new Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard - the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, houses a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation – the Steinway SPIRIO, a high-resolution re-performance piano, to exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex, pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The new store’s open façade is uniquely designed similarly to one of Steinway's 130 patents - the seamless, continuous-bent rim (invented in 1878 and is done virtually the same way today as it was then). A Steinway grand piano displayed at the store front is available for shoppers to tinkle on.
Also, they can host up to 80 pax with a full-size performance stage and the store will be frequently used as a recital hall that allows musicians & audiences to connect. The rehearsal studio for artists and students, which houses two Steinway Grands, is another embodiment of Steinway's commitment to celebrating arts & culture.
Australian chef Clayton Wells (the head chef and owner of the acclaimed Automata in Sydney) has opened a new restuarant-bar concept, Blackwattle on Amoy Street, together with Unlisted Collection.
The restaurant seats around 50 across two levels of dining and includes a small bar area.
At Blackwattle, they utilise the best ingredients possible at that particular time with minimal fuss, creating dishes that speak to their most treasured food experiences. They serve a regularly changing five course set menu, as well as à la carte and bar snack menu. During the week, they offer a two and three course set menu for lunch. They can also cater for most dietary requirements.
At Blackwattle, they have put together a beverage list to compliment the food but also to share a varied range of flavours and styles. A diverse selection of spirits, wine, beer, cider and sake gives you the option to explore a wide array of drinks. They also offer a short and concise cocktail list that features alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Savourworld is the ultimate foodie collective that brings together cuisines from all over the world. A never-ending food and beverage experience that lets you explore over 20 top restaurants and chill-out bars.
Savourworld is a celebration of the multi-faceted world of gastronomy and lifestyle. They aim to create a community which unites the very best of the culinary world with lifestyle activities, and to make it accessible to as large of an audience as possible. A joint- venture project between Asia's premier gourmet festival, SAVOUR Events and F&B and lifestyle industry expert, Revolver Asia.
â€‹Two industry leaders bring to the market Singapore’s first dedicated food and lifestyle destination integrated with food festivals and lifestyle events, bringing content to visitors all year round.
The sprawling 60,000 sq ft Savourworld, which is part of office building Ascent, is a mere three-minute walk from Kent Ridge MRT station.
Its 13,000 sq ft event hall which will be home to different monthly line-ups can fit up to 1,500 people. The space will debut with food and beer festival Oktoberfest in October.
Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
Showing the future for the post office, the GPO is SingPost’s first Smart Post Office, in which traditional brick-and-mortar outlets are augmented by a digital network that offers anytime and anywhere access to postal and other essential services.
A new SAM omnichannel platform, comprising kiosks, web and mobile apps, underpins the GPO and the Smart Post Office, and essentially places a post office virtually in the pockets of every customer to offer flexibility and efficiency that are expected by customers today.
The GPO also features SingPost’s first dedicated philatelic retail store, which will offer both long-time and new stamp collectors the full range of national stamps, and associated merchandise.
The rich heritage of SingPost and the GPO moniker is captured in the design of the GPO at SingPost Centre. Iconic elements from the former GPO at Fullerton have been adopted into modern graphics on the walls, glass panels and POPStation lockers, while historical postal artefacts, such as earlier versions of the ubiquitous posting box, have been recreated.
A heritage video wall retells the evolution of SingPost from a colonial municipal department to a dynamic postal and eCommerce logistics company through different lenses, including the landmark GPO at Fullerton, postal uniforms and Singapore stamps.
At the Philatelic Store, a colonial-era red pillar posting box has been restored and mail dropped into this posting box will be postmarked with a special date stamp in red ink.
Helmed by Chef Dickson Fung and his team, Se7enth at the new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore offers contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vast presentations of sumptuous breakfast buffet spreads are laid out daily, while modern international cuisine are served for lunch and dinner.
With a seating capacity of up to 74 persons, the space is also available to host large groups for social or business gatherings. Culinary highlights include Australian Grain-Fed Rib-Eye Steak, Oakwood Se7enth Beef Burger, Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Sirloin Beef Hor Fun, Nasi Goreng, Crispy Chicken Drumlets and Chocolate Lava Cake.
Another new kid on Keong Saik Road, you will find Sluviche specializing in Peruvian ceviche fare and slushies.
Choose from Pisco Punch or Pisco Sour for your adult slushie fix.
Ceviche is a highly popular and well-received Peruvian dish made out of raw fish cured in citrus juices from the coastal regions of Latin America. At Sluviche, they offer 5 ceviches available in scallop, shrimp, tuna, Fiji (swordfish) and Buri (yellowtail). Each will be served with a side of sourdough.