An establishment steeped in culinary history, the 1-Group introduces Zorba, The Greek Taverna – a unique Greek experience that brings authentic dishes with age-old traditions from the azure Mediterranean Sea to sunny Singapore. Sitting along the waterfront of the Singapore River in Clarke Quay, Zorba aims to transport guests to a Greek isle with nourishing simplicity set along the picturesque riverbank.
Taking pride in their culinary traditions, Zorba presents a selection of crowd-pleasing dishes from appetisers, pristine seafood and meats, and tempting desserts. Rooted in Greek heritage and culture, Zorba sources its traditional ingredients direct from Greek suppliers.
A signature option at Zorba is the extensive selection of Greek’s Mixed Grill Platter ($88). This hearty sharing platter includes cheese-stuffed bifteki, pork gyros, chicken and beef souvlaki, lamb chops and Loukaniko. Perfect for sharing with friends and family of two to three, this platter, and served with a side of fried potatoes, salad, and tzatziki. Another substantial dish is the classic grilled platter of Souvlaki ($20) that showcases juicy grilled meat skewers served with chips and tzatziki salad. Zorba's version features the traditional Greek selection; Argentinean air-flown Black Angus striploin, Iberico pork, and Brazilian chicken breast. The meats are marinated for 48 hours in a proprietary blend of spices before being grilled to perfection, making for a full-flavoured and tender bite.
An all-time favourite, the Htapothi Sti Skhara ($30) features a heritage recipe from the isles of Greece. The octopus is first tenderised by hand as the chef beats it with a smooth rock, after which it is sprinkled with salt water and rubbed with the same rock in a circular motion until the tentacles curl up. The octopus is then slow grilled atop a low-burning charcoal fire with sea-salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, for a delicate smoky char.
Other noteworthy grilled items include Tsipoura ($32), which utilises sea bream flown in from Greece. The ancient Greeks held the sea bream or 'Orata' (Italian for 'golden') in high regard due to the golden flecks in its eyes, and it was frequently offered to the goddess Aphrodite for its attractiveness and meaty flesh. Keeping the seasoning light and clean, the fish is drizzled with lemon, garlic and olive oil and grilled on a plancha for a meal worthy of a deity.
Aside from pristine seafood and quality cuts of meat, the Greeks are equally known for their saccharine desserts. Fit for any sweet-tooth, Greek Baklava ($12) presents a rich sweet flaky pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and held together with honey. Another dessert staple includes Yiaourti Me Meli ($8) - Greek yoghurt with lashes of honey and crunchy walnuts.
Along with the great tasting food, Zorba also serves Katogi Averoff wines from Metsovo by the bottle to further enhance the Mediterranean experience.
Van Holland, by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd, is a new premium freehold development in prime Holland Bukit Timah District 10, located along Holland Road. This prime piece of land located just across from the very popular Holland Village, formerly known as Toho Mansions, was collectively sold to Koh Brothers through it's subsidiary KBD Ventures at a price of S$1,805 psf per plot ratio.
Van Holland is about 240 meters or just 4 minutes walk away from Holland Village MRT station on the Circle Line. Many prestigious schools surround the development with some notable ones being Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) Independent, Fairfield Methodist School, Henry Park Primary School, St Margaret's Secondary School and Nanyang Primary School. Van Holland condo is also bordered by 2 major expressways, the PIE and AYE, both of which are within around 5 minutes drive away connecting residents to other major destinations in Singapore.
Sitting on a freehold land plot of 47,660 sqft, Van Holland has just 69 units to offer, ranging from 1 Bedroom to 4 Bedroom units along with a full suite of condominium facilities. Selected 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom units are equipped with private lift with direct access to the basement carpark.
The 43km Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is Singapore’s sixth MRT line, adding 32 new stations to the existing rail network, with seven interchange stations linking the TEL to all five existing MRT lines. TEL will open in stages from end of January 2020, starting with the opening of 3 stations which are Woodlands North Station, Woodlands Station and Woodlands South Station. When fully operational by 2024, the TEL is expected to serve approximately 500,000 commuters daily in the initial years, with the figure rising to about one million commuters in the longer term.
Besides enhancing connectivity between the north, central and eastern parts of Singapore, the TEL will strengthen the resilience of the nation's rail network by providing alternative travel routes for commuters on other lines.
The TEL1 comprises one depot at Mandai and three stations, including an interchange station at Woodlands that links to the North-South Line (NSL), providing commuters in Woodlands greater accessibility and shortening their travelling time. Woodlands Station is also equipped with a Civil Defence shelter.
Passengers can look forward to new five-door, four-car trains for TEL. Trains will be running along TEL1 stations from Woodlands North to Woodlands South at frequencies of 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes during off-peak hours, at the commencement of passenger service for TEL1. As ridership on TEL1 increases, the frequencies for both peak and off-peak hours will be reviewed and adjusted.
The second stage of the TEL comprises six stations from Springleaf to Caldecott, with two interchange stations at Bright Hill and Caldecott. Bright Hill station will link to the future Cross Island Line, while Caldecott station will link to the existing Circle Line.
Bath & Body Works’ newest store is now open at ION Orchard. Drop by unit #B2-50 to get your hands on their latest range of body care and home fragrance products.
For over 20 years, they've created the scents that make their customers smile. Whether you're shopping for fragrant body care or a 3-wick candle, they have hundreds of quality products perfect for treating yourself or someone else.
Lotions, scrubs, creams, mists, oils… they get it, body care can be overwhelming. That’s why they created a step-by-step skincare guide for you. Feel free to approach their in-store staff members to assist you.
HNF Wellness@Hougang is an integrated care facility that takes care of seniors’ health and social needs, providing caregivers with a peace of mind through their programmes - Maintenance and Dementia Day Care, Community Rehabilitation, Centre-based Nursing, Home Care and Active Ageing Hub.
Using a person-centric approach, their programmes are designed to keep seniors active physically, mentally and socially through different forms of activities and empower seniors to age joyfully and with dignity in the community.
Celebrating the living force of Peranakan food culture; Belimbing Superstar at Ann Siang Hill offers over 30 Peranakan dishes ranging from well-loved favourites like Ayam Buah Keluak to little known treasures like their signature kerabu (salads).
Their vision is to show Peranakan cuisine as it is, without judgment: sometimes tedious and laborious, sometimes fast, sometimes light and sometimes deep and comforting.
Emerging fashion brand, Sans & Sans, sets out to rejuvenate oriental fashion by incorporating sensuality and femininity exude elegance through contemporary east meets west aesthetics.
‘Twain shall meet’ the growing needs of modern women of today. For aspiring women to travel in style with the ease of movement in their fine fabric.
Sans & Sans is now open at VivoCity, #02-191.
A contemporary ready-to-wear label for the modern woman; Sans & Sans offers luxury-quality wardrobe essentials made from beautiful fabrics at a disruptive price. Born from a passion for great design and drive to deliver the perfect fit.
Their in-house product team work closely with their teamof seamstresses, pattern cutters and production houses to develop versatile wardrobeessentials designed to last for beyond the season.
Expect to find muted neutrals mixed with black, navy and whit with injection of "seasonal" colours of hazelnut and greenery.
Discover the new and swanky Gucci store at Raffles City which features just their latest timepieces and jewelry.
Timepieces and jewelry are produced by Gucci’s own skilled craftsmen: master watchmakers work in Gucci’s own ateliers in La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland, and goldsmiths create magnificent pieces in Italy. Each piece typically incorporates Gucci’s signature emblems, such as the Horsebit, marrying quality materials with inimitable Gucci flair.
In 1972, Gucci became one of the first fashion Houses to branch into timepieces, creating successful, iconic models that combined contemporary spirit and tradition, innovation and craftsmanship, fashion and elegance. Later, in 1997, the brand introduced a silver jewelry line, followed by Fine Jewelry and High Jewelry collections.
Further reinforcing Gucci’s reputation as an influential and progressive fashion brand, the new and contemporary vision injected by Creative Director Alessandro Michele fully embraces the fashion codes, innovation and contemporary attitude of the House, thereby further enhancing its status as one of the world’s most desirable luxury fashion brands and a definitive 21st century statement of contemporary coolness.