Lin <æž—> has opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Located on the rooftop of Link Hotel at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Lin <æž—> overlooks the vibrant coloured shop houses and shows a clear view of the sky. Housed in a 1960s-era building, the legacy of this building lives on and its old building charm preserved.
Lin <æž—>, short for “Shu-Lin”, which means 'forest' in Mandarin, is a contemporary Asian alfresco rooftop bar and specialises in authentic Asian-infused cocktails, premium whiskeys, international shooters and specially selected beers paired alongside with Asian bar snacks. Lin <æž—> prides itself on creating some of the most unique Asian cocktails such as Tom Yum Gong, Dragon's Gate, and 7th Beauty using Asian ingredients such as chili padi, lime infused plums, dragon fruit & chinese dates.
For guests seeking an up-close experience with the bartenders, a special menu is created whereby bartenders prepare special mixology cocktails in front of the guests. For guests who are undecided, they would just need to let the mixology bartenders know what flavours they feel like having or their preferences, and the bartenders would be able to create something customised just for them.
In line with its Asian themed interior, Terracotta Warriors are placed strategically at Lin <æž—>.
Other Asian elements such as Buddha heads and bamboo plants are fitted onto the planter box along both sides of the bar. The bamboo plant has a long history in ancient China, when it was used for almost everything such as bows, arrows and household items. Even the bar table legs are customised to resemble the bamboo silhouette.
However, the main feature of Lin <æž—> is its majestic golden entrance which guests will first take note of when they enter the premises.
At Lin <æž—>, there are covered areas for guests who prefer a slightly more private setting. For people who would like an al-fresco experience, there is an outdoor area that consists of hexagonal bar tables and fairy lights overhead. Alternatively, if some would like to have a chat with the bartenders, bar stools are placed in front of the bar for guests to enjoy a drink while chatting with the friendly bartenders.
For easy listening, Lin <æž—> plays a repertoire of top 40s, R&B, and classic chart hits.
The next piece in a multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan for the Singapore General Hospital Outram Campus is a new National Cancer Centre by 2020. It will be bigger and better than the current place, boosting treatment for patients.
The new facility will be able to accommodate a Proton machine weighing around 200 tonnes.
The state-of the-art cancer-killer can target tumours with sub-millimetre precision, so there is less collateral damage to surrounding tissues or organs during treatment.
Cancer is the top killer here, accounting for 30 per cent of the 19,393 deaths last year. It is also the second major cause for hospitalisation, after accidents, poisoning and violence.
iFIT, Asia’s FIRST Integrated Community Fitness Centre that has opened in Singapore, offers integrated and specialised fitness programmes.
iFIT believes in promoting physical fitness by encouraging individuals to get active to build a stronger, healthier body.
iFIT offers a convenient fitness destination equipped with premium gym equipment and a variety of studio programmes. Their fitness centre caters to people from diverse fitness backgrounds, from those who are looking to kick start their fitness journey to those who want to challenge themselves.
Sperry Top-Sider has been an American favorite since 1935 when Paul Sperry, inspired by his dog Prince's ability to run nimbly over ice and snow, used a pen knife to cut siping into the outsole of a rubber sneaker.
This ingenuity, along with the iconic inspiration of other design details, launched an American Original. Their mission is to share this unique story with a new generation that will embrace their brand because of its heritage, authenticity and optimistic personality.
Swedish retailer H&M is set to open its first store in the east in October, at Tampines Mall.
Fans can look forward to the new 19,500 square feet duplex store, also its 9th store in Singapore, which will offer the latest fashion trends for women, men, teenagers and kids.
The store will be opening with the new Modern Essentials collection for men, selected by international football star David Beckham, according to H&M. The collection includes plaid shirts, oatmeal colored sweaters, classic bomber jackets and tailored suits. Key essential pieces for women this season include printed dresses, wide-leg trousers, oversized blouses and lurex knits.
At Origins, they turn to nature for inspiration and science for validation Origins is dedicated to using potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils.
And these ingredients are carefully researched and proven safe and effective by thier outstanding international team of over 100 scientists including those from the fields of plant science and sustainability.
Award-winning non-profit organisation Playeum, opens Asia’s first Children’s Centre for creativity. The first of its kind, the dedicated creative space for children is located in key regional visual arts hub, Gillman Barracks. Embracing a global shift in increasing market demands for creativity, a key part of Playeum’s wider mission is to establish a culture of meaningful and impactful play.
Led by Executive Director Anna Salaman and Co-Founders Sumitra Pasupathy and Jennifer Loh, the Children’s Centre for Creativity most closely aligns with the Reggio Emilia Approach – an innovative pedagogy in early childhood education, and aims to lead a revolutionary change in mindset where children are viewed as innately creative
Playeum began their journey with a community consultation process. Over 200 parents were moderated by an independent and well-respected champion for children, Dr Barbara Piscatelli, a recipient of the Australian Medal of Honour in a study. The results showed that children are playing less in open ended and creative ways.
A Global Chinese concept, Lokkee (pronounced as 'Lucky') is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence. This genre of Chinese cuisine, often defined by chow mein and fortune cookies, is reinterpreted and elevated here through fresh, top quality ingredients, and clean flavours.
Lokkee aims to add diversity to Singapore’s restaurant landscape and celebrates the style of cuisine commonly found in Chinese restaurants dotted across major cities such as New York, London and Sydney. Created by enterprising Chinese immigrants, it is an appropriation of the food from their motherland, adapted for diners in their new environment.
Lokkee is designed to tap on the growing audience of well-travelled Singaporeans for whom the idea of Chinese food for a Western audience is associated with being in a buzzing cosmopolitan hub.