222 Queen Street and 51 Waterloo Street are two sites that have played an important role at the heart of the Bras Basah community and it was once the home of the prestigious Catholic High School, an all-boys educational establishment.
The sites were left vacant from the 1990s when the school relocated to its current premises in Bishan. The buildings were given a new lease of life in 2009 and were transformed into an arts centre by Daniel Teo, a philanthropist and alumnus of the Catholic High School. Current tenants at 222+51 include art and cultural institutes, performing art centres, fitness and wellness studios, catering services, and a gem museum.
Located on the ground floor of 51 Waterloo Street, the building adjoining 222 Queen Street, the mural is a site-specific commission by local artists, Yip Yew Chong and Yuen Kum Cheong. The murals are a series of six door panels inspired by the colourful history of the Bras Basah area. The artists have depicted scenes of daily life in the 1960s and community landmarks such as the old National Library, Odeon Cinema and National Theatre, which have been lost due to redevelopment.
222 Queen Street + 51 Waterloo Street is an arts centre located in the heart of Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct, a thriving cultural district in Singapore’s civic centre. 222 Queen Street + 51 Waterloo Street is a place where creatives meet to seek unique experiences and the centre offers an eclectic mix of lifestyle spaces including art, music, dance, and fitness.
This remarkable colonial building was once the home of the prestigious Catholic High School, an all- boys educational establishment, and holds many fond memories for its alumni. 222 Queen Street + 51 Waterloo Street is a symbol of Singapore’s diverse culture: fusing its rich history with new lease of life through contemporary culture.
Founded in Israel in 1999, FOX Kids & Baby was introduced to Singapore in 2004. The brand has grown steadily to 17 stores island-wide, to establish itself as a successful retailer providing fashionable and trendy apparel for the confident and budding fashionistas for kids up to 12 years old. FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
Synonymous with comforting and nourishing Chinese cuisine that is served across 18 outlets in Malaysia, Souper Tang (汤师父), a successful and well-respected brand name in its home country, has proudly opened its doors in Singapore. Now, diners here can look forward to a sanctuary of wholesome fare in the heart of Orchard Road, within a new F&B cluster in The Centrepoint.
With a strong foundation in Chinese herbs due to the owners’ expertise in the Chinese medical hall business, Souper Tang is committed to serving nourishing fare skilfully enhanced with Chinese herbs, yet retaining delicious flavours that are pleasing on the palate – at once challenging the perception that the use of herbs can be a ‘bitter pill to swallow’.
While soups feature prominently on the menu – as the name suggests – the restaurant has also taken great efforts to offer a wide array of unique dishes that will cater to all at the table such as unique seafood and meat dishes, congee, mee suah (wheat noodles) and one-dish meals.
The Yard is Singapore’s first ever multi-specialist, Olympic standard sporting facility, offering an array of acrobatic classes and activities including Gymnastics, Parkour, Trampolining and Personal Fitness Conditioning for all ages and abilities.
The state-of-the-art urban arena in Jurong is newly renovated and occupies 20,000 square feet, making it the largest facility of its kind locally. It can also accommodate over 150 people at a time, taking part in a variety of classes.
Most notably, the space holds over 13,000 square feet of Olympic standard, customised and limited edition gymnastics apparatus.
This modern warehouse space features an impressive viewing lounge, allowing viewers, parents and wannabe thrillseekers a breathtaking perspective over the training grounds.
Conveniently located next to the Singapore Science Centre, The Yard is a short five-minute walk from Jurong East MRT Station, and a quick drive from the Jurong Town Council exit at the AYE.
Vanilla Home has opened a new showroom in the heart of Chinatown where everything began 14 years ago. A bustling and vibrant neighborhood with a hip, cosmopolitan vibe, 63 Club Street is the perfect location for the renowned multi- label lifestyle boutique to continue to bring you the very best of homewares and lifestyle products from all over the world.
Vanilla Home threw open its doors in 2002 to offer a greater choice of lifestyle products of superlative quality in Singapore and the region. It quickly became renowned and respected for its superb selection, stringent standards and excellence in service and customer relations.
Relentlessly committed to bringing in only the best, Vanilla Home once again seduces with products of impeccable craftsmanship, understated elegance, glamour and timelessness. Many favourites such as Riviere’s exquisite leather trays and lamps from Milan, Delconte’s sterling silver repoussé picture frames from Florence, Fortuny’s silk lanterns also from Florence and Rotter hand-cut cased crystal glasses from Germany, but also contemporary and edgy new lines such as Bosa ceramics from Italy, By Lassen’s iconic Kubus range from Denmark and Dante Goods & Bads’ impeccably considered and manufactured products from Italy rub shoulders in the stylish new 1600 SQFT showroom - exquisite lamps, furniture, accessories and gifts that will never go out of style!
Porta Romana from the UK has been selected to be the anchor brand at the new Vanilla Home, showcasing many of its beloved lamps and chandeliers in the ‘Jewel Box’ of the showroom, a central atrium at the heart of the boutique.
As Singapore continues to cement its standing in Asia as an Arts hub, the showroom will also serve as a platform for artists to showcase their work in a lifestyle setting. A departure from the traditional white cube gallery space Vanilla Home offers artists an opportunity to show their work as it would live in a home. Currently exhibited are works by Gilly Beal and Stefanie Hauger, winner of the 2013 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year Award.
The prestige watch manufacturer has a history that spans over 150 years. This includes pioneering experiences in many fields of watch making: from precision, competitions, sports timekeeping, design awards to watches for professional use in space or underwater.
Launched back in 2001, En Japanese dining is still a solid spot for a wide range of Japanese eats - from sushi to kushiyaki - as well has hard-to-find Okinawan food including goya chanpuru. To go alongside, they also offer a wide range of sake, shochu. Dine in a spacious (there are 100 seats, including plenty of alfresco tables) retro cool space, decked out in warm red-orange tones and Japanese curios.
Bar-Roque Bar is the bar concept located at the al fresco space outside Bar-Roque Grill restaurant.
Taking centrestage at the newly renovated bar is a collection of infused rhums crafted by Chef Stephane and his team. Having learnt the ways of infusing rhums from the natives during his years of working in the Carribbean, Stephane has taken to experimenting and developing his own recipes, inspired by flavours from Asia.
These rhums were initially offered as an after-dinner drink to regulars quickly gained a fast following, with guests buying their own jars of Rhum Arrangés.
Bar-Roque Bar boasts 6 choices of infused rhums. Named after Chef Stephane's inspirations, guests can sip through an array of flavours such as The Sing (pineapple, red chilli, vanilla), The Thai (mango, Buddha hand lemon, lemongrass), The Frenchie (Strawberries, Apple , vanilla, cinnamon), The Caribbean (coconut, banana, vanilla), Shanghai (lychee, mint and vanilla) and The Aussie (peach and vanilla). And don’t miss out on their savoury and sweet tarte flambés, as well as gastronomic bites.