Francais, founded in 1957 in Shibuya, Japan, heralds from a family of Japanese confectionery superstars with sister brands such as Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory and LeTAO. There are 44 outlets in Japan, including their newest flagship store in Omotesando, which opened in 2018. The first ever overseas location for Francais has opened at Paragon.
At Francais, they pay homage to the origin of Mille-Feuilles with the use of timeless pastry staple blends of premium fruits, berries, nuts and custard cream sold in sleek and whimsically artsy packaging. It is a perfect representation of heritage Western confectioneries blended with Japanese flair and finesse.
Apart from their popular Mille-Feuilles, their other star product of great renown is The Original and handmade Nama Cheese Lemon Cake made with famed Japanese Setouchi lemons, fluffy mascarpone cheesy and delectably delicious Arla Buko cream cheese from Denmark.
Over the course of a consecutive 31 years, Francais has won numerous awards from Belgium’s acclaimed “Monde Selection” contest, such as firmly placing Francais in the pantheon of master pastry makers in the world.
The Integrated Service Centre @ Punggol (ISC @ Punggol) by AMKFSC Community Services is the first of its kind, a one-stop service centre to house three core services to support youths, seniors and persons with mental health issues.
Beyond providing professional assistance to those who need help with mental health issues, ISC @ Punggol will also organise miscellaneous events to raise public awareness on what remains a very shied-away topic.
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Amazing Castle has opened their first ever overseas branch at Cineleisure Orchard. The air-conditioned indoor playspace has 9 different stations combining traditional arcade games and classic playground mechanics with a modern technological twist. Enjoy this new playground for all ages.
Amazing Castle is a new interactive entertainment concept. Short, sharp and sweet, it is designed to challenge both your skill and intellect. It is technology enabled but unabashedly analogue. Designed to be wickedly fun for groups of up to 3 people - they mix and match a route from 9 different challenges to bring your fun to the next level.
COMO Club is the perfect aperitivo bar for gatherings and more. COMO Club has a food and drinks menu that offers an experience from three acclaimed COMO Dempsey restaurants.
COMO Club is the youngest addition to COMO Dempsey by the COMO Group. At the heart and soul of block 17 that houses The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh and Candlenut, COMO Club is a cosy and intimate space to meet after work for drinks and small plates, a place to decompress and chill in style.
Catch up with friends and graze on the concised menu that centres around the foods of the three restaurants. Light but packed with high-octane flavours, the tapas-portioned dishes include signature favourites such as the Cheeseburger with Brie, Black Truffle and Mayonnaise (The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar), Tenshi Shrimps and Vegetable Tempura (Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh), Candlenut Satay as well as Kueh Pie Tee, Braised Turnip, Pork Belly and Prawns (Candlenut). Designed to be paired with preprandial drinks before moving on to dinner, these moreish plates can also be enjoyed as a light meal by themselves.
Designed by renowned Italian designer Paola Navone, the stylish space is a feast for the eyes. Suspended oversized cupola lamps in a woven natural fibre in electric blue not only provide flattering ambient lighting but also lend a contemporary touch. Banquette seats offer a romantic mise- en-scene perfect for private get-togethers, while high-back sofas make this the ideal spot to lie back, unwind and relax with friends.
More than a classic bar, COMO Club is poised to become the hottest destination in Dempsey.
Housed within the Gallery's Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, it is a site of historical importance and now serves as a research hub for the study of art history in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
No prior appointments need to be made or admission tickets need to be purchased to enter the Rotunda Library & Archive. However, users must register at the counter to access the collection.
National Gallery Singapore was established in 2015 as a leading visual arts institution overseeing the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. Guided by its curatorial vision to present the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; reflexively (re)write the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; and examine these art histories in relation to the global history of art, the Gallery has developed a significant collection of artists’ archives and a reference library focusing on Singapore and Southeast Asian art.
The Gallery’s Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery (Level 3, Supreme Court Wing), is a site of historical importance. During the building’s former life as the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Rotunda served as the Law Library. Housed in this historical space, the Rotunda Library & Archive extends the memory of this site while serving a new function as a research hub for the study of art history in Southeast Asia.
The Rotunda Library & Archive aims to be a leading library housing one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Singapore and Southeast Asian art-historical resources from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Their collection currently holds over 20,000 physical and digital items, including rare publications, exhibition catalogues, ephemera and digital archives, made possible through generous donations, publication exchanges with various art institutions in the region, and partnerships with the estates of Southeast Asian modern art pioneers, such as Georgette Chen and Lim Hak Tai (Singapore), S. Sudjojono (Indonesia) and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation (the Philippines).
Most archival acquisitions are conducted through loans or donations from the archives’ owners (artists, artists’ families, estates and art communities). The Library & Archive preserves the donated physical archives and digitises loaned archives.
A large selection of materials in their Library & Archive collection is searchable here (You will be redirected to their Collections Search Portal). Due to copyright restrictions and levels of permission from the archive owners, some items are only available for viewing onsite. You can view these items in the Collections Search Portal with our digital viewing facility at the Gallery’s Rotunda Library & Archive.
The Whale Tea, one of the largest beverage and dessert stores in China, has swum to the shores of sunny Singapore!
Created in Nanjing, China, The Whale Tea has propelled itself to be one of the trendiest beverage and dessert brand in China with its attractive and insta-worthy products, launching more than 500 outlets across the mainland since its first store debuted on 28 June 2018.
The Whale Tea’s innovative signature series is both flavourful and aesthetically pleasing, prepared with uncommon ingredients such as peach gum, a natural resin from wild Chinese peach trees, known to be rich in amino acids and collagen; spirulina, a seaweed-based superfood consumed for its nutrient-rich properties; and Wuliangye, a Chinese alcohol made with a variety of grains.
CapitaLand’s Bridge+ will be taking up 56,000 sq ft of space in the Group’s upcoming Grade A office development, 79 Robinson Road. This will be Bridge+ first location in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) after establishing its flagship coworking centre in Ascent building at Singapore Science Park, and its ninth in the region. Scheduled to open in 3Q 2020, Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road will play host to a financial-technology (FinTech) ecosystem, including international organisations, financial institutions, professional services, venture capital firms as well as FinTech companies and startups.
Bridge+ at 79 Robinson Road will span three floors, offering a mix of workspace solutions comprising flexi desks, dedicated fixed desks and private suites for various team sizes. Complemented by bespoke meeting and event spaces, Bridge+ will curate unique community-driven programmes to foster connections and interactions among its members and tenants.
Developed by CapitaLand in partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd, 79 Robinson Road is a 29-storey Grade A office development with excellent connectivity. It is in close proximity to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station and the upcoming Shenton Way MRT Station. On track for completion in 2020, 79 Robinson Road has a total office net lettable area of more than 500,000 square feet.
Supporting the growth of the FinTech community, Bridge+ has inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with key players in Singapore, including the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)1, FinTech Consortium, LongHash, Singapore FinTech Association, Collaboratory and United Overseas Bank (UOB). EY and Tribe Accelerator have also pledged their support for the FinTech Hub initiative at Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road.