Nestled in the middle of Singapore's CBD, The Garden Club at OUE Downtown Gallery is the perfect rooftop terrace getaway. With a fully renovated indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar, it's the best place to take your colleagues and clients for lunch or hang out with your friends after work.
Featuring a stunning rooftop setting, vivacious music, comprehensive food menu and strategic location, The Garden Club is set to be a swanky next “It” spot to let loose. Vegan options and plant-based alternatives paint the menu an overall healthier one but it's not all salads and sandwiches. Light bites present delectable options like Smoked Baby Corn seasoned with dukkah, lemongrass husk and aioli as well as Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms served with spinach tarragon puree, sun-dried tomatoes, snap peas and almonds. Mains are balanced and healthy with items like Beef Cheek Confit Fennel with a side of roasted potatoes and edible greens as well as Grilled Seabass served with tabbouleh, grapes and sesame tofu puree. Bar snacks are also reimagined with choices like Fried Curry Okra and Wild Herb Karaage to go with equally punchy and vibrant drinks. A good number of dishes are also made with ingredients sourced from its own rooftop garden!
The Garden Club is here to redefine “healthy” food as you know it, by turning up the fun and good times and cutting down on the guilt, all in a breezy rooftop setting dressed up with ample greenery and sprightly botanicals. Add live acoustic music and enticing Happy Hour promos and you’ve got the setting of the ideal party that’s good for body and soul! Its opening hours are as progressive as its offerings – come for coffee in the morning as well quick serve bowls for lunch. Tea time serves coffee, dessert, cocktails and more before things ease into an a la carte menu of food and drinks for dinner. Stay the night with drinks and cocktails after that. It’s open throughout the day from 9am onwards, with something for everyone.
Izy was an urban contemporary Izakaya Bar serving quality Japanese fare to hardworking young working professionals on Club Street. In her 2019 rebrand, Izy Fook aims to provide top Singaporean dishes alongside key Cantonese delights in a newly renovated space, promoting a revived and rowdy drinking culture.
Together, Izy Fook, cheekily translating as “together, lets prosper” is a hip Japanese kitchen inspired by old school Singapore Cantonese restaurants and the energy of late night Chinatown watering holes back in the 1970s Singapore. Izy Fook takes a creative approach towards incorporating the roasted and charred Cantonese meats into quality Izakaya classing dishes.
The “Living Room” occupies the front portion of the restaurant and showcases a series of brand new art pieces from Hong Kong’s hottest illustrator, Jonathan Jay Lee. The "Living Room" also contains a long and open bar where diners could grab quick and dirty drinks or bottles of wine with sharing plates of authentic Japanese fare; while loud hip hop and rock and roll music plays over the speakers.
The “Dining Hall” hidden at the back of the restaurant sits up to 50 people and has a private dining VIP room decorated with beloved old school movie posters. Again, unapologetic loud music plays over low lighting making for a rowdy yet celebratory atmosphere.
Pronto Caffe & Bar is a Japanese-Italian casual restaurant chain which has over 260 outlets across Japan. They are opening their 1st Singapore outlet on Church Street.
"Pronto" is Italian for "ready," and there at Pronto they are ready to serve you throughout the day.
Enjoy aromatic Italian-style coffee and bread in the morning, a plate of pasta for lunch, a cup of tea with their original recipe cakes and pastries in the afternoon, and a varied menu of alcoholic beverages and food, mostly appetizers, in the evening.
Pronto offers a relaxing spot to spend time any time of the day you choose.
Check out Pronto from 13 June onwards at the new Japanese food enclave, Gochi, which is located on Church Street.
Located in the lively and buzzing Boat Quay, 79 After Dark is a chic restaurant and bar which takes its name from the eclectic ambience of the area, which comes to life when the sun goes down.
Open for business till 3am daily, 79 After Dark was created as a response from popular appeal for a late-night joint serving unique and fresh food at Boat Quay. This restaurant and bar is ideal for a date night, business meetings, special occasions, private parties or a regular weekend hangout. The interior is focused around a combination of sensual red and deep blue with gold, wooden and artsy accents in an ambient lighting. The seating is arranged with sociable layout both indoor and outdoor.
Unique to the dining venues around the area, 79 After Dark’s menu is carefully crafted by their experienced team of Chefs with bold flavours and freshest ingredients and remain available till wee hours daily.
Patrons can expect a range of North Indian tandoori kebabs and curries as well as a rich blend of Chinese-Indian cuisine. This cuisine (also known as Indo-Chinese) is an Indian adaptation of Chinese cooking techniques and seasonings. Chilli Chicken, Manchurian, Momos, Kungpao Chicken, Szechwan fried noodles are just some of the signature Chinese-Indian dishes available in their menu.
Complementing their menu packed with spices and fiery flavours is a beverage menu with a focus on their specialties cocktails such as Tom Yam Yam & Sherkan as well as attractively priced Liquor & Spirits. Happy Hour promotions are also available from opening till 9pm daily.
This urban oasis offers an even more relaxing atmosphere on weekends with live DJ spinning sexy beats and al fresco dining options where you can take in all the action of Circular Road. They even provide complimentary Valet parking services for guests (with minimum spending), so say goodbye to waiting for carpark slot at Boat Quay!
Located at a prime location in Singapore’s Raffles Place, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay will welcome a multi-faceted co-working community and unique tenant mix to the commercial building.
This centre will enjoy a unique street frontage facing the busy Collyer Quay, and sheltered access to Raffles Place MRT. Occupying 16,800 sq ft across three levels and interconnected by an iconic stairway, members and tenants of the building can take advantage of the centre’s community areas such as café, lounge area and event spaces.
Highlights of the space include a meditation corner, snooze lounge and reading area situated at the basement. Members can also expect to benefit from JustCo’s diverse community and innovative environment through regularly curated events and networking sessions. Aesthetically, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay features bold and vivid colour tones, a sprawl of greenery and tropical elements, alongside wood flooring and furnishing.
A concept by Chef Rishi Naleendra and his wife Manuela Toniolo of the former Cheek by Jowl; Cheek Bistro on Boon Tat Street serves modern Australian fare - marrying the fresh, eclectic flavours of the cuisine style, with the comforting, hearty notes of bistro cooking.
Enjoy their à la carte menu which includes distinctively Cheek creations of Beef Tartare with Millet, Smoked Maple, Endives; Spanish Mackerel with Zucchini, Basil; and dessert of Goat's Cheese Parfait with Berries, White Chocolate.
Los Angeles' Barry's Bootcamp will hit Singapore with their fitness classes and more this May. Their flagship studio in Singapore is set to open at the new integrated development in Raffles Place area, 18 Robinson.
Their honest and no-nonsense workout program has attracted a legendary following of loyal enlistees, including many celebrities. It was designed around one simple goal- to create THE BEST WORKOUT IN THE WORLD!
Their class includes interval cardio on treadmills and strength training using free weights and traditional military exercises. Burning fat, tightening up the body and building muscle has never been easier…
Nearly a decade after first bringing French classics to Singapore at their original location at Duxton Hill, L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro has now opened at Customs House, overlooking the stunning Marina Bay!
L’Entrecôte focuses on the season’s best steak paired with unlimited crispy, golden fries, accompanied by a fresh green salad with mustard dressing and walnuts. This winning formula is only complete with their secret sauce, poured generously over the trimmed and tender slices of steak.
The singular main course on the menu is complemented by a wide array of starters and 15 kinds of desserts. Choose from starters like the traditional French Escargots de Bourgogne (6 snails prepared with parsley butter and garlic) and delectable desserts like the crowdÔÇÉpleasing Old Fashioned Crème Caramel with a traditional almond tuille.
An all-day dining venue situated at the crossroads of Telok Ayer district, 51 Soho lends itself perfectly as a space for both work and play. Their offerings evolve through the hours, and reflects their human-oriented approach.
In short, 51 Soho encompasses all that is needed in a day for work and play.
An airy light-filled space framed by alfresco-facing ceiling-high windows facing the hustle and bustle of 51 Soho's central downtown location; a stylish full-fledged coffee and cocktail bar full of character in both its form and beverages; thoughtful menus that progress to support hour-to-hour culinary requirements; and that modern-day essential, complimentary high-speed wifi – these are the foundation for the new heart of this vibrant neighbourhood.
51 Soho is designed to foster a social experience. The goal is that you feel that you’ve found the place and the people that you’ve always been searching for.
Natural materials such as brick and wood dominate the interiors vis-à-vis the walls, the bar and the furniture; black steel panels add an urban edge. Up-close observation reveals a delightful and highly Instagram-mable surprise: the patterns alternate between geometrical inspirations to charming cut-outs of birds, teapots and cups.
At 51 Soho, whether you need a quick lunch alone or to entertain a 10-person group of drinkers, the space and staff are quick to respond to your needs.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the hours in between: the menus of 51 Soho seamlessly meets the ever-changing culinary requirements you might have in a day.
Breakfast options are easy and delicious. The Breakfast Overnight Oats ($9.90) rich with berries and other seasonal fruits or a fresh-baked Croissant with Ham and Cheese and Scrambled Eggs ($10.90) satisfy a lighter appetite whilst those who believe in eating like an emperor in the mornings would be delighted with options like the Big Breakfast, ($14.90) a platter which includes sausage, hash browns, pan-fried tomatoes, sunny side-ups and an English muffin with marmalade.
Lunch at 51 Soho is a study in how to elevate the one-bowl meals. Fulfilling the community’s needs for speed, taste and wholesome nutrition, a vast plethora of carefully prepared options – protein and carbohydrate, toppings and add-ons – allow for creative customisation of the meal according to individual constitution and needs.
51 Soho’s dinner menu is a development of the motif tying the breakfast and lunch menus – the familiar is elevated with premium ingredients, thoughtful preparation, and a witty, tongue-in-cheek hat-tip to local culinary preferences.
The golden sunlight that gilds the custom-built bar running almost the entire length of the space brings out yet another fact of 51 Soho. Drinkers will find their attention especially commandeered by the cocktails.
A beautiful list of classics, with a twist, is available but it’s the five 51 Soho Specials that will linger in the memory. Original recipes one and all, the Specials are nonetheless rooted in meticulous research and development. Resounding especially strongly was the history of punch drinks and shooters (or shots) – their celebratory nature; the flexibility of the basic recipes; and the stories – apocryphal or not! – that surround them. In fact, both Difford’s and Vice notes that historically, punch was the drink of choice for high society.
The 51 Soho Specials are a contemporary materialisation of cross-cultural references. Chinese rice wine, plum wine and bamboo wine form the base of the Specials. These, each with its own centuries-old heritage and character, have long since been lost to the serious drinker.
Minka is a Japanese restaurant specialising in Kaisendon (seafood rice bowl) for lunch hours and Sushi Omakase for dinner hours. (for dinner).
Located at Oxley Tower and currently in their soft launch phase, Minka's patrons can look forward to trying their succulent sashimi rice bowls or meticulously-prepared sushi offered during different times of the day.
Here is one for the gin lovers. beGIN at Boat Quay offers a range of over 50 gins from around the globe. They have paired their drinks with a seasonal menu of contemporary British Indian small plates. Head over to discover their bespoke drinks soon!
Find serenity and holistic wellness with Pure Yoga's newest studio! Located on the 9th floor of Republic Plaza, the studio has an unobstructed cityscape view of the Central Business District and is just a 1-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT.
The spacious 13,000 sq ft outlet will offer over 130 classes per week, coupled with a retail store, a Nood Food cafe and more.
About the new studio:
4 spacious yoga studios including wall rope and aerial yoga equipment
Private Yoga studio for a personalised practice
Changing area, rainforest shower, spin dryer, complimentary towels and toiletries
Large chill-out lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi and magazines
Shiseido announced the opening of their new office in Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
The move is part of Shiseido’s VISION 2020 corporate transformation, as the company focuses on accelerating growth in the second phase of its medium-to-long term strategy. The new office hub will house the regional headquarters of Shiseido Asia Pacific, the global headquarters for Shiseido Travel Retail and the affiliate office of Shiseido Singapore. As centres of value creation, this structure facilitates flexible and agile decision making; enabling Shiseido to achieve significant growth through marketing activities attuned to the needs of regional consumers and global travellers.
As they continue to build for the future, Shiseido is committed to an increased investment in their brands, talent development, beauty innovation and business activities that will positively and sustainably impact society.
The new office will house three new dedicated facilities:
Asia Learning Centre, a first-of-its-kind dedicated training facility that will train approximately 2,000 Shiseido employees from Asia Pacific, Travel Retail, Japan & China each year. Its programmes aim to develop leadership, function-specific and innovation skills and behaviours that are critical in supporting growth and bringing out the best from employees for Shiseido’s continued success.
Asia Pacific Innovation Centre, which will enable open-source innovation, Asia Pacific consumer research, as well as create and localize a portfolio of highly specialised products for the Asian market and climate.
Life Quality Beauty Centre: As they strive for a society that promotes greater happiness and positivity for everyone, this is a unique facility that provides private, specialized make-up consultations to consumers with significant skin concerns such as port-wine stains, nevus, scars, vitiligo and changes in appearance due to the side effects of medical treatment. Shiseido has helped consumers with serious skin concerns since 1956, when many in Japan suffered from serious skin burns post-war, by developing a foundation called Shiseido Spots Cover.
Shiseido Asia Pacific and the global headquarters of Travel Retail first established their presence in Singapore in 2016 & 2015 respectively; with the employee base almost doubling to over 250 employees, with nationalities spread across 17 countries.
The strategic location of the Singapore office puts Shiseido closer to key markets in Asia, enabling the company toleverage the region’s robust potential with its rising middle-class population. Growth in the premium beauty segment in Asia Pacific is forecasted increase by USD$4.4 billion from 2016-2021, while the mass beauty segment is expected to achieve more than triple this amount.
Asia Pacific also represents a key region and engine of growth for the global Travel Retail Channel. Current forecasts estimate that its beauty segment represents a potential market size of USD$26 billion by 2021; the proximity of Shiseido Travel Retail aims to empower and guide the team alongside this growth.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetic company, offering consumers the most advanced technology and finest aesthetics available in the East or West. Shiseido is the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan; and the name of Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality.
Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skin care, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after 145 years in business, Shiseido is now sold in 88 countries and regions across the world.
Operated by Salt Media & Entertainment in collaboration with CapitaLand, Salt Media @ Capital Tower is an auditorium by day and movie theatre by night.
Professionally equipped with audio-visual system, Salt Media @ Capital Tower can hold up to 230 people in its comfortable tiered seats. Salt Media @ Capital Tower is the perfect venue for lifestyle events such as movie screenings, performances, meet & greet sessions and more!
The cinema will operate a cashless system. Ticket sales are online only, at www.SaltTheatres.com, with no sales at the door.
UnPackt is the first zero-waste specialty grocer and wholesaler in Singapore to offer packaging-free shopping. Following the debut of their well-received flagship store, they recently established their second store in the heart of the central business district at Downtown Gallery.
You can pick up quality groceries and daily lifestyle products in your own containers. UnPackt helps you to minimize food waste and excessive plastic packaging, while saving you money on your grocery bill.
Unpackt is also a social enterprise which aims to employ single parents and elderly, with an aim to cultivate a conscious community within the neighbourhood.
Little Caesars Pizza, proudly serving delicious products since 1959 has now arrived in Singapore. Tantalise your taste buds with the variety of flavours and if you're in a hurry? Not to worry! Get a delicious Hot-N-Ready. No waiting time.
Right in the middle of Singapore’s business district, 360 Lounge is a modern oasis tucked away on the 20th floor of Oxley Tower. 360 Lounge features an elegant yet striking monochromatic layout combining retro and futuristic themes, complete with plush seats, booming beats & gorgeous visuals. Enter a bold new world when stepping into 360 Lounge.
One of the radical entertainment design in this cosmopolitan city with specially customised optical sculptures, wall graphic murals & kinetic hanging lights system will definitely makes you feel lively after a long day at work.
360 Lounge is steadily becoming an entertainment hotspot within the heart of the city; featuring the most renowned DJs in the region as well as new upcoming talents. Every week promises cool vibes and fresh new sounds, giving you a different experience whenever you step into 360. They’re constantly switching it up to keep patrons intrigued!
Mozzarella fans, its time to celebrate. Italy’s famed Mozzarella Osteria & Bar, The Mast’, is opening its doors at Frasers Tower this November! The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. in Singapore is the brand’s first outpost in Southeast Asia.
First launched in Rome in 2015, The Mast’ means cheese master when translated from a southern Italian dialect.
The venue features an open kitchen and cheese laboratory where guests can feast they eyes on the production, hand-stretching and shaping of its famed Mozzarella, Burrata and Stracciatella cheeses which are made in-house daily!
Besides buffalo cheese that is made fresh daily, their menu also features a selection of Crostini, Panino (Ciabatta sandwiches) and Pinse (Flat pizza bread) that are prepared from original recipes and only with the best Italian ingredients.
Mythz & Myths at South Bridge Road combines a kitchen with a hidden bar, founded by French-trained Joël Robuchon alumnus Chef Martin Wong.
Mythz & Myths' menu will be mainly focused on French cuisine, incorporated with a touch of Asian. Being very particular about his ingredients used in his cooking, Chef Martin will work to refresh his menu once every 3 months, with seasonal produce – locally and non-locally.
Chef Martin aims to bring out a different dining experience to guests. Rather than casual dining, and fine dining, Chef Martin calls it a ‘Dinner Party’. Where there will be much more interactions with guests and for the team to cook right in front of the guests.
“My food will be the culmination of every element in the restaurant, from the carefully selected ingredients to the structure in each dish, the china & the customer experience - all weaved into a definitive culinary finesse bringing forth myriads of tantalizing joys to even the most notorious taste buds” - Martin Wong, Founding Chef of Mythz & Myths
In their bar, you will meet their Head bartender – Darren. Mixing up different kinds of alcohol and flavours has always been Darren’s passion. Be sure to ask for their signature cocktails.
Located in the heart of the central business district at Frasers Tower; Preludio is a new contemporary restaurant that aims to present a fresh perspective on fine dining, where embracing a culture of constant change and innovation helps ignite the spirit of creativity and betterment.
Instead of focusing on dishes from a certain geographical region, Preludio adventures into the territory known as “Author’s Cuisine.”
The menu, inspired by themed chapters, will always remain audacious and proudly experimental, yet familiar. The entire guest experience will change according to themes chosen by Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo. Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Thus the creativity and boldness of Preludio’s artists will remain constantly challenged, while at the same time maintaining the finest quality in each and every dish.
For its debut, Preludio will open with “Monochrome”, where the restaurant will be inspired in black and white. The team approached the theme of monochrome with a sense of liberation instead of limitation. Imagining in this concept provoked them to explore and invent new definitions of black and white, brainstorming with a spiritedness that materialised freely.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Chef Fernando Arévalo graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and began his career in Michelin- starred kitchens alongside iconic culinary artists Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali. For the past 6 years, he has been based in Singapore, heading the kitchens of Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Artemis Grill.
Ambitious, creative and driven, he is ready to set on his own path as the head of Preludio’s impassioned and adventurous team.
Preludio will welcome guests on 8 November and is currently open for reservations.
In celebration of the firm’s 77th anniversary, KPMG in Singapore recently unveiled its revamped staff lounge – the KPMG Clubhouse – as an emblem to redefine the future of work and enhance their staff experience through innovation and technology.
Prominently located on the first floor of City House in the Central Business District area and occupying over 5,000 square feet, the KPMG Clubhouse first opened its doors in 2011 to give KPMG staff a place that they could chill in, catch up with colleagues and friends, host client meetings and work in a comfortable and collaborative manner.
Taking into consideration how today’s employees, in particular, the millennial generation prefer to work, the firm undertook a four-month renovation of the KPMG Clubhouse, with the intent to redesign the facility such that it sits at the forefront of technology, functionality and design. Read more about the clubhouse here.
Discover the Cuban milieu at Cuba Libre Café & Bar, Frasers Tower. Savour contemporary Latin American cuisine with a healthier approach and a wide selection of mojitos (some of the best in Singapore).
Since the first Cuba Libre Café & Bar opened in 2006, it adds fun and energetic vibes to Singapore’s scene. The new edition of Café and Bar brings Cuba Libre’s vibrant energy to Frasers Tower. Bright colours interior, rustic vibes, and eclectic quirks, the venue manifests a modern twist of Cuba.
The new concept focuses more on its kitchen, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Tanjong Pagar locale. Added repertoire to the menu offerings include smoothies, eggs and avocados on toasts, pastries, sandwiches, desserts and late-night snack bar. With influences from the Caribbean islands that surround it, as well as Spain, France, Portugal, Asia and Africa, Cuba Libre’s new menu is packed with an excellent source of nutrients.
The Sampan is helmed by former Ku De Ta Bali General Manager, Steve Collinson who has over two decades of restaurant experience. Following his dreams of creating a Pan Asian restaurant in Singapore, The Sampan is nestled among restaurants and the riverside of Boat Quay.
Highly influenced by the cuisine and restaurants in Asia, The Sampan is an inspired interpretation of their favourite Asian eating experiences. Classic dishes are revised and some new favourites born, all perfectly paired with a daring beverage menu that will have you coming back for more.
The Sampan also plays an eclectic soulful soundtrack by former Ku De Ta Bali’s DJ Jim Breeze to keep you partying throughout the night.
BEAT X Studio is founded by two Singapore national swimmers – Joel Tan (Sports Personality & Entrepreneur) and Leslie Kwok (Olympian, Model & Entrepreneur). They have more than 20 years of combined competitive training experience with world-class coaches.
BEAT X Studio has 3 thematic studios with 4 fitness concepts (REBOUNDING | HYBRID CIRCUIT | BOX | RIDE). Join Singapore's hottest hybrid workout at BBOUNCE & BEATX Studio today!
BEAT X fitness sessions = Sweat. Their founders created the original Hybrid Rebounding at BBOUNCE Studio and kept evolving to create classes that switch things up. Their classes sculpt every muscle, burn major calories and sometimes help you get in touch with your inner badass! With new routines, your body keeps learning, burning, evolving and you stay sharp.
Their characteristic intensity ‘shocks’ your body and makes sure things do not get boring and your body keeps burning calories. Their bodies adapt to routines quickly and start reaching plateaus, aka it no longer burn calories the same way. Hence Beat X was created to help you beat your own limits.
At Pita Tree Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, they are serious about making quality healthy food for their patrons at friendly prices. No frills, no GST, no service charge, just great value for a delicious & wholesome Mediterranean meal.
They use underrated superfood to supercharge your food with nutrient-packed ingredients like sumac berries, barberries, tahini, olive oil, pomegranate, yoghurt and of course, saffron!
A New Evolution: Osteria Art at Market is Now Art.
Art Restaurant is an elegant, newly-rebranded Italian restaurant and bar with contemporary Italian cuisine helmed by Michelin-star Chef-Restaurateur Beppe De Vito and Chef De Cuisine Andrea de Paola. The produce-driven menu indulges diners in a refined, personal journey of Beppe’s culinary inspiration and innovation, and takes diners on a gastronomic anthology filled with culinary stories that take you through seasons, flavours and stories.
The 80-seater dining destination, decked in fire engine red leather seats and lighted by handmade brass sconces, showcases the story of Italian culinary craftsmanship at its finest through high-quality cuisine, luxury design, and world-class service standards.
Ocha Fresh Thai in Frasers Tower serves tasty, quality Thai food that is sure to satisy the taste buds of everday foodies.
ÔÇőFounded by a Thai-born & Singapore-based creative director; Ocha Fresh Thai uses quality ingredients cooked the traditional way, rich full flavours from authentic spices and their very own curry pastes and sauces. They take no shortcuts and never add MSG in their cooking.
Telok Ayer Arts Club, a new multi-concept venue by The Supermarket Company, is now open at 2 McCallum Street in Singapore’s bustling Central Business District - at the crossroads of cultural, business and dining communes. Positioned as a fresh take on the beloved community centres of Singapore’s heartlands, it is a space for everyone that brings together art, music, food and drink in new and accessible ways.
Curators Anmari Van Nieuwenhove and Kamiliah Bahdar will invite local and regional artists to fill the space with multidisciplinary works and performances designed to jolt white-collar senses from their everyday routine. Music director Hasnor Sidik aims to overturn notions of work and play with tongue-in-cheek concepts like “Office Hours” and “Kelab Malam”, a club night in the CBD.
Head Chef Betram Leong brings his rendition of French Mediterranean cuisine, flecked with rustic, comforting and occasionally Asian flavours to an all-day dining menu. Beverage manager Din Hassan takes the best of Southeast Asian flavours and distils it into a concise but clever menu of reinvented classics and regional favourites, with a day drinking happy hour programme.
Bringing it all together is The Supermarket Company founder Sue-Shan Quek, a hospitality maven with a portfolio of well-loved cultural-culinary concepts and a penchant for art and design. Through creative residences and events helmed by multidisciplinary artists, themed club nights and more rule-bending programming, they hope to shape the way Singaporeans approach the arts.
18 Robinson will be a single commercial development designed by the internationally-acclaimed Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Architects61. The proposed redevelopment site shall have an approximate area of 20,000 sqm of commercial space.
The new building will feature high-ceiling, Grade-A office space, a retail podium with shaped urban plaza at the entrance of the building, food and beverage spaces looking into the atrium and roof gardens, retail outlets which will be highly visible from Robinson Road and Market Street, and urban windows revealing interior functions to the street.
The new building, when completed in 2018, will offer a towering presence three times the height of its predecessor and is expected to contribute positively to the skyline of the Central Business District in Singapore. The new building shall have energy and water saving features aimed at achieving Green GoldPlus standards, thus reflecting Tuan Sing’s green and sustainability efforts. The Group expects a recurring income stream from the rental proceeds once the new building is completed.
Brace yourself for some seriously good beef and make time for a good don. The folks behind sake gastrobar Kabuke have launched Tokidon, a new lifestyle F&B concept where its signature gourmet beef bowls take centerstage.
Decked out in neon lights that play off deeper shades of blue and purple, Tokidon’s interiors pay tribute to the easy, electrifying energy of nightfall in a cosmopolitan city. Coupled with great music, exciting artist collaborations and merchandise, it invites diners for a well-deserved break from the weekly grind to relish in good food and fun.
Tokidon fuses traditional Japanese recipes with contemporary flavours in its repertoire of five main beef bowls – Gyu Don ($11.90), Truffle Tenderloin Don ($15.90), Wagyu Sukiyaki Don ($17.90), Truffle Wagyu Don ($23.90) and Wagyu Misozuke Don ($23.90), as well as the Salmon Cha Soba ($16.90). The beef bowls feature only the best Grade 6 Wagyu slices and Grade 9 Sukiyaki Wagyu and all cuts are prepared medium rare for optimum enjoyment.
Nestled in the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Sinfonia Ristorante strives to deliver a fine dining experience that is accessible for all gourmands. Sinfonia Ristorante seeks to be the home where eating is always a pleasure, with quality seasonal ingredients as the basis of good cuisine. Indulge in a multi-sensorial dining experience within the majestic space, adorned with elegant decor, impressive high ceilings and Corinthian columns.
With over 18 years of experience under his belt, Chef Simone Depalmas helms the culinary team of Sinfonia Ristorante. He acquired his hard-won culinary expertise while working as an executive chef in renowned hotels and restaurants. Chef Simone is a passionate advocate of using the best quality seasonal ingredients. He believes that simple dishes can be sophisticated and refined, by harnessing the natural flavours with creative culinary techniques and a keen attention to detail. Led by Chef Simone, the restaurant showcases the best ingredients with innovative culinary creations that feature balanced textures and contrasting flavours.
Bonjour! The charming & well-received Merci Marcel in Tiong Bahru has recently established their second branch at Club Street.
The new branch which also has Parisian inspired décor, boasts a space of 1,250 sq ft.
On the menu: T-bone New Zealand Black Angus wth oven baked potatoes and thick crème fraiche homemade Béarnaise sauce ($69), Duck Parmentier façon Marcel ($26) – a duck confit dish, Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio ($29) and more.
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
Relive the glamour of 1980s Hong Kong at Mona Lounge.
Paying tribute to the hedonistic era of 1980s Hong Kong, Sum Yi Tai (meaning “Third Wife” in Cantonese) offers modernised Chinese dining without losing the soul of classic Cantonese dishes. Mona Lounge is Sum Yi Tai’s back-room cocktail lounge, located on the second floor of the shophouse, where the lounge’s matriarch Mona invites her friends to be unencumbered from the watchful eyes of onlookers, imbibe dangerously on cocktails and soak in jazzy Chinese tunes.
The intimate space transports guests to the glamourous period of 1980s Hong Kong with mahjong tables and cosy leather seats. Their modernised Asian cocktail menu combines the expertise of Head Bartender Byron Tan and Group Chief Bartender Sam Wong and tells the story of Mona through glimpses into her past.
Mona Lounge invites guests over from Monday to Saturday, from 6 pm to 1 am. Access can be requested at Sum Yi Tai, where guests can ask to see Mona and be presented with a unique code for a locked door that leads to Mona Lounge.
Guccio, representing the surname – and hence, the origins of Chef Marco - will offer Executive Chef Marco Guccio’s culinary philosophy: an Italian fine dining cuisine journey, from a home-made, hearty cuisine to a global fine dining success.
While using top ingredients is not unique per se, Marco’s signature cooking style is: in his cuisine, the core ingredient becomes the main actor in the opera. Each dish has one ingredient at the center of the flavor experience. While the presentations are at times a contrast of colorful and complex textures, Marco’s dishes create a balance of supporting flavors, similar to how supporting artists dance in harmony, in the background of the leading act.
This philosophy is pushed to its boundaries at Guccio, with critics sometimes claiming that a blindfolded customer would always be able to recognize the chief ingredients in the dish she is eating. This style won chef Marco a Bib Gourmand from the prestigious Michelin Star Guide for two years in a row, in 2016 and 2017.
Chef Marco welcomes you to his restaurant. Its décor is, once again, balanced and aims to be comfortable, while remaining in the background. At Guccio, customers will be at the center of the experience, with the colors and design elements to balance the surroundings.
In the background of Marco’s main culinary signature style, Guccio will further differentiate itself by taking its diners onto a seasonal journey across the various regions of Italy, their fertile lands and their precious seas. At regular intervals, aligned with the four seasons of Europe, chef Marco will explore regional ingredients and recipes associated to each season, a unique opportunity to visit Italy even when 10,000 km away from it.
Marco’s creation will be paired by the best Italian wine labels available. As for the culinary ingredients, Guccio will not focus so much on education about new ingredients or unknow brands, but on outright enjoyment of the best that Italy has to offer.
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
Integrating smart technology to provide members with comprehensive office solutions within their corporate ecosystem from level 1 to 7 of Republic Plaza at Raffles Place, Distrii innovates the way businesses interact with office spaces, resources and applications. Via the intuitive Distrii App, they empower you to run your business with everything at your fingertips, from facilitating daily operational activities to complementing business networking, equipping you with the convenience you never had before.
Located at heart of Central Business District (CBD), Distrii Singapore’s 60,000 sq ft of workspace @ Republic Plaza is directly connected to Raffles Place MRT Station. With a wide array of workspace options – collaborative spaces, private office to tailored-made Team Space within their coworking environment that encompasses of lifestyle amenities, they welcome all like-minded individuals and organizations to vibe off each other to produce stunning work there with them.
Hans Im Glück, the much celebrated German gourmet burger chain is taking centre stage in Raffles Place, Republic Plaza with its newly-opened double-storey flagship burgergrill. Based on a contemporary modern dining concept, the new restaurant combines the artistry of gourmet burgers, cocktail mixology, sophisticated interiors and continuous reinvention through seasonal specials.
The restaurant’s forte in innovative gourmet burger recipes is paired with a calming into-the-woods design aesthetic that pays homage to Germany’s nature. Set to ‘bring the forest into the city’, the two storey restaurant spans across 7,000 sq ft. with 350 indoor and alfresco seats.
Decked with handmade birdhouses, custom made wooden dining tables, handcrafted tableware, the restaurant makes for an impressive setting for a business lunch and after hours entertaining.
Step outside and enjoy the terraces for catching the sun during lunch or sipping on a German draft beer in the evening breeze. On the second floor, group diners will enjoy the experience of eating inside one-of-a-kind Hütte house constructions amidst the awe-inspiring birch tree trunks that stretch up to the 9-meter high ceiling.
Hans Im Glück at Raffles Place marks the opening of their second burgergrill in Singapore. Their first restaurant in Singapore at Orchard Road is very well-received. You can read about it here.
Hans Im Glück’s burger patties are crafted using 100% premium grain fed beef and only those with a balanced marbling of 20% fat are used. Patties are then grilled to perfection with their juices locked in. Popular menu choices include beef, chicken, vegan and vegetarian favourites like HANS IM GLÜCK, BIRKENWALD, HENNE, KUTSCHER & WOHLFEIN. Those wishing for a healthier option can opt for the "naked burger" which comes dressed in extra salad.
With characteristic cool, passion and verve, lawyer-in-training turned-chef and first MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong unveils his much-anticipated maiden dining experience, Restaurant Ibid.
Restaurant Ibid constitutes the culinary vision of Woo Wai Leong, lawyer-in-training turned chef and first winner of the inaugural MasterChef Asia season. Ibid draws the concepts of ‘from the same source’ (which ibid means in Latin) and ‘Nanyang’, which is characterized by an East-West sensibility and a constant search for origins and identity. From these dual inspirations comes Nanyang-style, Contemporary Chinese cuisine, a creative art form forged from Wai Leong’s own Nanyang heritage and Asian and Western culinary background. Housed in a conserved riverside shophouse and staffed by youthful ‘cross-trained’ kitchen and service talents, Restaurant Ibid is a seamless integration of concept, style and operation springing ‘from the same source’ embodied in the restaurant’s dynamic chef-owner.
Restaurant Ibid is housed on the first level of a shophouse in the Boat Quay precinct, where Chinese immigrants once traded on the Singapore River. Guarding the entrance are two external pillars bearing, in Chinese calligraphy, the name of the original landlord who traded in dried seafood. Visitors step into a hall with a feature wall of wooden traditional Chinese medicine drawers, highlighting the restaurant’s Chinoiserie theme.
The restaurant seats 14 at the bar and 40 at table, for a total of 54 guests.
Lunch, available from 14th May at Restaurant Ibid, sees an a la carte selection of Mains (Dong Po Beef Brisket with Plum Rice, Onsen Egg & Daikon Pickles), Sharing Plates (Chopped Kailan Salad with Roasted Garlic & Three Eggs) and Desserts (Acai, Chocolate Tofu Mousse, Fruits & Seeds).
Dinner features set menus with a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses; highlights include Spring Onion Shao Bing with Yeasted Butter & Laksa Leaf; Egg Yolk Jam with Onion Soubise, Gingko Nuts & Tea Broth; Beef Short Rib with Black Garlic, Angelica Root, Black Fungus & Dehydrated Asian Pear; and Soy Bean Ice Cream with Toasted Sesame, Sarawak Pepper & Almond. There is also a selection of approachable yet distinctive wines, craft beers and pre-batched cocktails.
Feel the heat, sip on Mezcal, taste and share plates as you savour the flavours and move to the Latin beat.
So, question is. Who is Poncho???
Poncho loved life and had many homes around Latin America. He enjoyed great food, drinks, music, cigars and movies. His house was for everyone. Combining the best of all his casas, the Casa Poncho team bring his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
Enjoy menu highlights like La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple or Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar. Or the Pulpo Ranchero - tender grilled octopus topped with chili ranchera salsa, pumpkin seeds and a dash of scallion oil.
Don't miss ordering a Mezcal-based cocktail like their signature La Margarita del Poncho.
With over 100 exciting and innovative classes a week, get your pre-and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix doing Clubbercise, Flight (cycle) series, The Sufferfest, BodyPump, Yoga or one of their many performance-focused classes.
Virgin Active DUO Galleria will feature an all-new High Energy Athletic Training (H.E.A.T) Zone – first ever in Singapore – that is highly focused on metabolic training. H.E.A.T is a sports-focused form of training that teaches your body to efficiently use its energy source for maximum athletic output.
Its dedicated Pilates Reformer Studio is where you can work those muscles you never knew you had. Participate in their Pilates Reformer classes using Stott reformer beds with cardio tramps, rebound boards and Vinyasa Triangles.
Members can also look forward to their High Energy Studio featuring a great variety of dance, fight, HIIT, and strength building classes such as Les Mills' BodyJam, Body Pump and GRIT, Zumba, Clubbercise plus Boxing classes and much more that the new branch has to offer.
CapitaLand’s 51-storey future-ready skyscraper integrated development, CapitaSpring, will rejuvenate Singapore’s CBD with its vibrant vertical community.
As a world-class integrated development where the possibilities for future of work will be expanded amidst a vibrant work-live-play vertical community, CapitaSpring has secured its first anchor office tenant; ahead of its scheduled completion in the first half of 2021. J.P. Morgan, the global banking and financial services provider, will take up close to a quarter of the 635,000 sq ft of the net lettable area at CapitaSpring. This translates to approximately 155,000 sq ft of premium office space from levels 24 to 30.
The name “CapitaSpring” is inspired by the Green Oasis, a four-storey high botanical promenade between the Grade A office floors and the modern serviced residences. Embodying a connection with nature for urban dwellers in the heart of Singapore’s downtown core, the Green Oasis will become the central social space for placemaking and community activities as well as a city-defining architectural feature at a breathtaking 100 metres above ground.
CapitaSpring which broke ground for construction in February 2018, will be one of the tallest and greenest buildings in Raffles Place, with integrated commercial and community spaces and a City Room at the ground floor. Community events such as fitness sessions and lunchtime performances can be held at the City Room, which will blend into a 12,500 sq ft public park. Occupants can also look forward to a café, treetop cocoons, sky hammocks, meeting and activity spaces connected by a spiral stairway at the Green Oasis. CapitaSpring will also be home to Singapore’s highest urban farm and a fine-dining restaurant on the rooftop at around 280-metres-high.
Harnessing some of the latest Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technologies, robots and sensors – executives will be securely and seamlessly connected to their offices through an all-in-one lifestyle app. CapitaSpring will also allow tenants more flexibility in space planning with the option of inter-floor network connectivity, expansive column-free floor plates as well as one of the tallest floor-to-ceiling heights of 3.2 metres in the CBD. With a prime location in the downtown core, CapitaSpring will have excellent connectivity island-wide, with sheltered access to three train lines via Raffles Place MRT interchange and Telok Ayer MRT station as well as major expressways. CapitaSpring will also have a cycling path in its perimeter, 165 bicycle lots and well-equipped end-of-trip facilities, complementing the government’s strategy for a car-lite Singapore.
Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, in collaboration with Carlo Ratti Associati, CapitaSpring will also comprise a 299-unit Citadines serviced residence managed by The Ascott Limited, ancillary retail space, as well as a food centre located on the second and third levels of the development. Stallholders from the well-loved Market Street Food Centre will return to the new food centre at CapitaSpring upon the building’s completion.
Tokachi Tontaro has recently opened its doors in Singapore at Plaza Singapura and OUE Downtown Gallery, bringing the brand's signature Hokkaido Grilled Pork Rice Bowl to Singapore.
A traditional Japanese dish adored by every local in Obihiro, Hokkaido, the Buta Don combines perfectly grilled slices of charred juicy pork slathered in mouth-watering Hokkaido specialty tare sauce and served atop premium Yumepirika rice.
In addition to the Regular Buta Don, Tokachi Tontaro serves two other unique variations of the classic dish - Spicy Tomato and Miso Buta Don. Each pork bowl can be customised down to the amount of spring onions and black pepper for a fully personalised gourmet bowl. A range of delectable side dishes including Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese and Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette are also available to complete each meal. Tokachi Tontaro looks forward to sharing the taste of Hokkaido’s Signature Buta Don with you!
Featuring an air-conditioned indoor 20-metre swimming pool with a hydrotherapy spa for relaxation & recovery plus a 10-metre high indoor climbing wall, boasting multiple automatic belaying systems for ease of use, this new club is all set to wow their members.
Get your pre- and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix with up to 200 engaging and innovative classes a week including Les Mills' BodyPump, BodyJam & GRIT series, Pound, Zumba, Yoga, HIIT or with one of their many performance-focused classes offered at this new spacious 26,000 sq ft club.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
The Salted Plum, formerly known as long-term pop-up Five Ten, has officially opened its doors at a two-storey shop house along Circular Road after much anticipation.
The name “The Salted Plum” was chosen with reference to the ingredient commonly used in Taiwanese cuisine. With striking blue hued walls and boasting a full view of the kitchen, The Salted Plum eatery is set to offer a casual, fun dining experience with mainly Taiwanese pop music from the 2000s playing in the background.
With an improved version of the Taiwanese tapas dishes that were well-loved at Five Ten, the intimate 98-seater has kept to its winning formula of dishes served at friendly prices of just $5 and $10.
The menu created by Chef Shawn Koh has undergone upgrades, following an extensive research trip around Taiwan, such as Taipei, Keelung, Taichung, Tainan and Kaoshiung, where he immersed himself in the local authentic dining culture and learnt traditional preparation methods from the Taiwanese.
Signature dishes include the Smashed Baby Potatoes ($5), a tongue-in-cheek take on the usual French fries. Here, baby potatoes are deep-fried, then smashed and sprinkled with a generous dose of salted plum powder. The popular Taiwanese Fried Chicken, a well-known street food, is marinated with soy and sesame, deep-fried, then served with nori mayonnaise ($10).
For a touch of luxury, the eatery also offers Live Boston Lobster ($25), steamed and with soy and sesame dressing, and also Slipper Lobster ($25) cooked with five spice during dinner. Limited portions, however, are available each week.
DePizza wants to recreate a Pizza dining experience to allow people to enjoy Pizzas the way people in Singapore love to enjoy food.
Firstly the fusion of local flavours into the Pizzas which produced pizzas such as the Chilli Crab Manzza where the Pizza is done on an entire Mantou crust, the Nasi Lemak Pizza done on a Coconut Cream dough and the Sweet and Sour Pork or what we affectionately call "Gu Lou Yok" Pizza which is an Asian twist to the regular Hawaiian.
Their home-made sauces which include an explosive Garlic Sauce, a zesty Red Chilli Sauce, a fragrant Green Chilli Sauce and a tangy Tomato Ketchup. Heck, if you love spicy, they even serve up some Carolina Pepper Hot Sauce. Pair them with their Pizzas and you'd get a different experience with every bite.
Other dishes include their Mussels and Fish & Chips which come fresh from local farms and a wide range of Regular pizzas to satisfy your pizza cravings. Swing by 35A Boay Quay to look for them.
Lighter and brighter Italian-inspired dishes that will have you hooked from the get-go - paired with your favourite Italian cocktails. Whether you're meeting friends for an after-work Spritz, going on a romantic dinner date with a great view, or even looking for a sweet (and boozy!) weekend brunch spot, Caffe Fernet has got you covered.
Served with a spritz of sprezzatura!
Spanning 1,800 sq ft, the 130-seater restaurant-bar is the Jigger & Pony Group's largest venture. The Jigger & Pony Group runs five other establishments.
Caffe Fernet's chef, David Tang, previously spent a decade working in several of Wolfgang Puck's kitchens around the world.
Located at Singapore Land Tower, Lower East Side 45 by Hidden Door Concepts is a Mexican restaurant and bar serving contemporary Mexican inspired cuisine and artisanal spirits in a lively and comfortable setting.
The modern-Mexican inspired menu combines Mexican staple ingredient with local and regional sourced produce to create dishes rooted in Mexican flavours, traditions and authenticity all while celebrating fresh global ingredients. The beverage program reflects the cuisine, focusing on artisanal spirits with top quality ingredients taking front stage.
Paris Baguette, a company that provides a unique experience to customers by introducing a new trend-setting bakery and café. Their 8th outlet is now open at Hong Leong Building.
For 70 years, they have been refining their philosophy and techniques in the kitchen thanks to their parent company, SPC Group. Their journey thus far has been a rewarding endeavor as they innovate fresh concepts and offer a brand new, unique experience for you and with you.
Takayama invites you into an exclusive yet intimate theatre of refined dining, cocooned in the midst of the Central Business District.
Japanese cuisine encompasses the richness of Japanese culture, brought to life at Takayama by their chefs as they perform culinary magic right before your eyes. Savour the authentic umami flavour of Japanese food inspired by the passage of the seasons to satisfy both your heart and your appetite, each dish an exquisite masterpiece.
Takayama’s main dining room features two kappo-style counters for seven and five guests respectively, which offer interaction and personal attention from their chefs, as well as a two-seat and a four-seat booth. In addition, guests can enjoy the exclusivity of two private dining rooms, for six and eight guests respectively.
Chef Taro Takayama is a native of Wakayama, near Osaka, home to extraordinary scenic beauty and some of Japan’s best ramen. His culinary calling has its roots here and in the comforting taste of childhood dishes that is deeply etched in his memory.
Pursuing his passion for Japanese cuisine, Chef Taro began his career at three-star Michelin restaurants in Osaka, such as Kashiwaya in Senriyama and Koryu in Kitashinchi. A mere eight years later, in 2013, he was appointed Master Chef at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Singapore, a coveted assignment that saw him cook for many high-profile events and serve up his creations to celebrities and dignitaries, including Japan’s Crowne Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Having developed a deep appreciation for Singapore’s cultural diversity and local cuisine, Chef Taro went on to become Chef de Cuisine at Mandarin Orchard Singapore. At Takayama, he continues to delight diners with his culinary artisanry that celebrates the authentic flavours and meticulous simplicity of Japanese food at its finest.
The culinary culture of their menu originates from Osaka, which came to be known during the Edo period as "the kitchen of the world". Across their kappo counter, your senses will be awakened to the rich ingredients gathered from around Japan, to the sound of meat grilling, fish frying, and the exuberance of their chefs as they lavish attention on perfecting each creation.
Inspired by the changing seasons of Japan, their menu is dictated by seasonal ingredients and cooking methods. their signature dish, Abalone + Uni is the ultimate celebration of this inspiration. Beverages too are curated with the seasons in mind to complement Takayama’s culinary style.
Kimme is a 48-seat innovative modern bistro, set across three floors, offering simple yet intelligent fare with an Asian twist.
The casual restaurant is set to become an intimate after-work dining destination, with a curated wine and cocktail list and a varied menu that is perfect for sharing. Merging comforting, yet inventive Asian-inspired flavours with Western techniques and sensibilities, Kimme’s approach to cuisine seeks to bring out the best in fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Spearheaded by Meta’s Chef Sun Kim and led by Head Chef Louis Han, who worked alongside Chef Sun for the last two years, they present accessible dishes to whet the palate for any occasion.
Helmed by head chefs, Chef Ichimaya and Chef Imai, Kazu Sushi Grill Sake’s kitchen is led by the best. Chef Ichimaya has served at Sushi Kyubei for 10 years and Sushi Kaishin for 3.5 years. On top of that, he has served for many years in top Japanese restaurants. Chef Imai previously cooked at the Embassy of Japan too, serving many presidents, kings and queens, dignitaries and politicians from all over the world.
For the best quality of ingredients, seafood and vegetables are flown in directly from Japan three times a week. Diners may also enjoy fresh catch of the day prepared as sushi or sashimi, flown straight from Hokkaido. Indulge in the freshness, with sushi and sashimi sets, or donburi sets available for both lunch and dinner. For the adventurous, go on a gastronomic journey with an omakase dinner and enjoy the chef’s specially curated menu.
Common Man Stan, a newly opened outlet by Common Man Coffee Roasters in the Singapore CBD is a maturing of their ideas around what a café can offer, how they represent coffee as a unique product in itself and who they would like to engage with as they progress in their mission to be a Champion for Specialty Coffee in this region.
They want what they do to celebrate the relationships formed throughout the journey between bean and cup – from the farmers and millers to baristas and drinkers.
You can expect some of your favourites from their 22 Martin Road outlet's menu plus some new dishes that they have created especially for the outlet, reflecting the vibe of the new neighbourhood. Where possible, they have incorporated local produce into their dishes, proudly working with Citizen Farm, Kuhlburra Fish, Tiong Bahru Bakery and Nurti-nest Honey to name a few.
This is all set amidst a sleek backdrop of the cafe, which combines natural textures of wood and rattan, marble and raw cement brought together with a touch of gold. They hope this reflects both CMCR's history and also their goals for the future.
MYO Restobar at Oxley Tower serves classic home-style Cantonese dishes and dim sum. Also not forgetting Kia Hiang's famous claypot chicken, as this 120-seater restaurant is a new culinary venture by Kia Hiang Restaurant.
They aim to delight generations with delicious and innovative dim sum and Chinese wok dishes in a comfortable setting. They promise a mouth-watering experience through they uncompromising value and quality of their dishes, driven by their passionate and dedicated team.
On the menu; the signature Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken, Tangy Orange Braised Pork Ribs with mantou, Angus Ribeye Cubes with garlic and broccoli, Steamed Siu Mai with conpoy & black truffle, Gold Foil Dumplings w/assorted mushrooms and many more.
Chef Christophe Lerouy (formerly of Alma by Juan Amador) has started a brand new modern French restaurant, Restaurant Lerouy, on Stanley Street.
Diners get to sit around the eye-catching long & winding counter which frames the open kitchen.
There are three-, five- and seven-course tasting menus to select from for lunch and dinner. For the month of December, chef Lerouy will work his magic and presents his version of Christmas foie gras creation.
Originally from France, the decorated chef Lerouy brings with him a myriad of food cultures and techniques from his culinary exploits around the world. He spent his formative years receiving a strong foundation in classical French techniques under the tutelage and apprenticeship of Michelin-starred chefs Christian Le Aquer (Le Pavillon Ledoyen) and Guy Martin (Le Grand Vefour), Pourcel Brothers (Le Jardin des Sens). Thereafter, he worked in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Marrakech, Abu Dhabi and one year in Singapore in 2008 when he was sous chef The Lighthouse Restaurant.
Chef Lerouy’s classical French foundation incorporated modernist leanings at Amador Restaurant and Cellar at the Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, as well as at Alma by Juan Amador. It was at Alma where his culinary excellence and direction as the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine was awarded the one star accolade in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide.
Be the FIRST to have it all - The excitement, exhilaration, momentum & intensity of the REAL Rhythm Cycling workout. Groove to the coolest music with their Rockstar Instructors in a super fun & impactful 45-min session, guaranteed to make you sweat!
Opening soon at Downtown Gallery, Absolute Cycle is Singapore's premier, dedicated rhythm based indoor cycling studio and lifestyle destination. They are a community driven by the sweat of their ride, the connection of their pack and the joy of every rider that enters their doors.
Rhythm cycling is a full-body workout focused on an optimal cardio class with movements, music, and motivation. You have fun, hear great music and burn 500 - 800+ calories a single 45-min session!
Hafudog's first shop opens its doors in the hustling and bustling streets of Robinson Road serving up artisanal hot dogs, the fusion way.
Some passionate people and chefs got together to innovate a simple, consistent, fast and delicious classic staple. And Hafudog was born.
"Hafu" refers to a person or object of mixed origin. At Hafudog, they mixed their influences across North America to their roots here in Asia. Taking culinary and hospitality combinations that work, they’ve refreshed the classic staple, the all-American hot dog.
Their philosophy is backed by strong culinary skills: hot dogs are simply a sausage in a bun, but they don’t take this lightly. At Hafudog, these main ingredients are made fresh by local artisans and they ensure that it meets a standard of excellence. This means quality ingredients with no preservatives, no shortcuts and 100% pure enjoyment.
Experience Upside Motion's award-winning Pilates, Barre and Aerial classes in the heart of downtown Singapore. Take your workout beyond your imagination, it's time to get fit, get inspired and discover the Upside of life.
Boasting 4000 square feet worth of studio space, Upside Motion's new studio is located at Dowtown Gallery. A holler away from three MRT stations: Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Downtown, power start your day with them before you head to the office or pop in for a lunch-hour refuelling session. Then after a long day, detox with some heart-pumping action or stretch it out and release your endorphins with one of their classes.
Equipped with a Reformer room housing eight Reformer machines, the new studio includes another two commodious rooms specially designed for their signature Xtend Barre, Pilates, Aerial and the newest addition to their programme line-up – Yoga!
To ensure you are all fresh and looking sharp for the next important meeting or hot date, the new studio also offers shower facilities and a chic and luxurious powder room for you to glam up post work-out! There, they’ve got you covered! Journey with them to a stronger and leaner body that houses a happier heart. It is time for an Upside perception of life.
Introducing a new way to indulge in comfort food in the Central Business District; OUE Re:Store is an automated deli service at Downtown Gallery that serves up heritage food by renowned chefs along with an efficient order and pick-up system.
With a curated menu designed by renowned chefs from around Asia including William Wongso, Malcolm Lee, Sau del Rosario and KF Seetoh, OUE Re:Store offers an array of irresistible dining options available at literally, one’s fingertips.
This convenient service allows consumers to place their order along with a preferred pick up time, where their orders are then assigned to a vault personalised with their names for them to collect after – granting the CBD crowd a more efficient dining experience, away from lengthy lunch hour queues. Prices of food will range between SGD8 and SGD12.
The Container is a tapas and cocktail bar that draws inspiration from the elements of earth, air, water and fire. It is also one of two specially curated concepts – Aburiya Japanese Wagyu Yakiniku and The Container Wagyu Tapas & Bar which are located side by side, right next to the iconic Singapore River on Boat Quay, offering a comprehensive Japanese Wagyu experience.
In Hokkaido, wagyu farmers all have a second ‘home’.
At the end of the day, they will gather in old, used containers which are converted into informal ‘bars’.
It is at the bars where they share anecdotes about their day’s work and their family (or how some miss theirs who live in other prefectures). They enjoy small plates of wagyu dishes, served up along with sake and beer. Sometimes, the farmers take turns to prepare their hometown wagyu specialities.
Laughing, bonding, over their stories. A place of camaraderie and friendship. This is a celebration of life. The Container is inspired by this experience.
At Aburiya, you will embark on a real Japanese Wagyu beef journey in more ways than one. Presenting to their customers a unique experience with two specially curated concepts – Aburiya Japanese Wagyu Yakiniku and The Container Wagyu Tapas & Bar are both located on Boat Quay, right next to the iconic Singapore River.
As believers of the “nose to tail” philosophy, the people behind Aburiya and The Container respectfully ensure that they use all the cuts of the Japanese Wagyu beef which they import to Singapore from their partner farmers, to minimise wastage and also to showcase the various unique cuts of the beef.
At Aburiya, they pride ourselves in delivering the perfect yakiniku experience.
They also import their own ‘bincho’, also known as ‘white charcoal’, from their own source. A Japanese tradition for yakiniku, grilling Japanese wagyu over ‘white charcoal’ imparts a special flavour to the slices of wagyu beef.
Located on the second storey of a Boat Quay shophouse, Bee Bee's is the oasis in the CBD with a view of the Singapore River and skyline. Named after the matron of his life, 22-year-old Bryan Kishore emptied his bank account to open up Bee Bee’s, a Tiki cocktail bar with elements of Peranakan fare - a beautiful fusion of Malay and Chinese cultures, and each one's favourite ingredients and cooking techniques. Get ready for nights filled with swagger, spice, and bad advice.
Located in The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore,La Brasserie reaffirms its leading reputation for elegant, gracious French dining in a stately landmark by the awe-inspiring Marina Bay waterfront, with its newly refurbished salons and re-focused culinary direction.
Boasting 10-metre-high floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views of Marina Bay, and Neo-Palladian architecture, La Brasserie exudes an understated opulence, which recent renovations have further enhanced. A new light Herringbone floor and colour scheme centred on a grey, burnt orange and ivory theme, along with redesigned furnishings and new drapery by Jim Thompson have visually revitalised the interior, giving it a more lively contemporary ambience while drawing in, and transforming, the brilliant ochres and purples when the sun sets.
The food of La Brasserie is a harmony of French brasserie classics and dishes that have the hallmark of ‘cuisine du soleil’. This ‘cuisine of the sun’ is the representative food of the South of France, a region that is said to be blessed with the sun for 330 days of the year. It is a cuisinecharacterised by Mediterranean flavours and a lighter touch, with ingredients that evoke the ‘essence’ of the sun.
GSH Plaza is a prestigious commercial and office tower in the heart of Singapore's Central Business District, well-positioned to deliver key advantages to investors looking to capitalise on its strategic location and premium offerings.
It is formerly known as Equity Plaza and it sits right next to Republic Plaza at Raffles Place.
Ideally located on the junction of Church Street and Cecil Street, GSH Plaza is 28-storey development and features 259 strata office units, retail shops as well as food and beverage outlets.
As one of the world's most business-friendly places, Singapore is poised to edge out major global cities with its allure as a gateway city, presenting investors with opportunities to ride the region's growth wave and strengthen international presence.
Asia's improved economy has led to an increase in the demand for office space across the region. GSH Plaza will tap onto this favourable demand and link businesses to a multitude of space solutions, and in turn provide investors with a prime platform for investment.
At Bonchon, you will find the best ‘hometown’ super crispy yet non-greasy original Korean fried chicken cooked to perfection. Their new outlet is now at the lively, vibrant riverbank stretch of Boat Quay. Enjoy a scenic lookout while indulging in their signature wings.
Bonchon is “my hometown” in Korean, and is a global Korean comfort food restaurant brand that originated from South Korea in 2002. Founder and owner Mr. Jinduk Seo spent years perfecting the distinct cooking technique and addictive sauces that have made Bonchon Chicken the well-loved global phenomenon it is today.
At Bonchon, you can find a good variety of authentic korean comfort foods. Their specially designed menu includes their famous Korean fried chicken dishes, as well as traditional, yet modernized Korean foods to satisfy your discerning taste buds.
Ritual has branched out to the CBD area and their 3rd outlet is now at Robinson Road.
They have taken away all the excuses for not going to the gym. All you need to do is find half an hour in your busy day and show up at one of their premises.
Ritual offers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which combines strength training with cardio, allowing you to train the entire body in a mere 20-minute session. 20 minutes of HIIT has been repeatedly shown to be far more effective than an hour of consistent effort on a bike or a treadmill. If you can just ask a little bit more from your body than it can handle, you can raise your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours after your training session.
They've got 4 levels of progression, so whether you're a high level athlete or stepping into a gym for the first time, they've got you covered. There's no 'one size fits all' when it comes to fitness, so their coaches are trained to adjust the daily programs according to your specific needs.
At Ritual, they focus on form over reps, because not only will you get more out of doing 5 perfect reps than 15 poorly-executed ones, you' re far less likely to injure yourself in the process. With just 10 paxs per group session, you'll always get high-quality coaching with lots of personal attention, within a fun, supportive environment.
Pho Street offers a vibrant dining ambience serving authentic Vietnamese Street delights from iconic Pho selections, an array of street snacks to crusty Banh Mi. Their latest outlet is now at Ocean Financial Centre.
Led by their Vietnamese executive chef, Pho Street’s tantalising creations promises to whet diners with the vibrant flavours of authentic Vietnamese dishes.
Savour a piping hot bowl of Pho with tender beef slices, served in a light and flavourful broth that has been boiled for long hours to extract the natural goodness of marrow-rich beef bones.
Davide Oldani, chef-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant D’O in Italy, will introduce you to his unique brand of Cucina Pop philosophy at his first restaurant in Singapore, FOO'D by Davide Oldani, opens on 17 December 2016.
Located in the iconic Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the restaurant offers set menus of up to seven courses, with creative dishes such as a caramelised onion pastry topped with gelato made from 20-months aged Grana Padano cheese.
Browhaus is your one-stop brow and lash grooming salon, built for the image-conscious urbanite who demands not just function, but function and style. Expect the highest technical proficiency but with a stunning and fashionable end result.
Kraftwich has you in mind when developing the menu and concept of the cafe. Experience their signature kraftwich in their cosy cafe. Don't feel like having a sandwich today? Choose from their range of salads or even DIY your own from their salad bar.
Looking for a place to chill and kill time or for your meeting? Look no further than Kraftwich. They even have tea time specials for your enjoyment as you watch the world go by or have a discussion with your colleagues or business partners.
Founded by former elite sports karate fighter, Kaspar Basse, the first Joe & The Juice opened in Copenhagen in 2002. Designed to offer a healthy and delicious alternative to quick-fix meal options that would meet the nutritional requirements that athletes would need to achieve optimal performance.
Since then, the Danish-Scandinavian inspired destination coffee and juice bar has become a cult favorite in 70 cities across Europe, including London, Stockholm, Hamburg, Oslo, New York, Nice, Reykjavik and soon to open in Paris, Hong Kong, Macau and now Singapore!
Fueled by two prominent mega trends - entertainment & health, Joe & The Juice offers a uniquely theatrical and personalised customer experience which combines theatre, fun, music, art, design, crafts, social media, culture, fashion, tattoos and some great looking stars behind the counter.
Their insistence on serving up only the freshest mix of nutritionally rich menu offerings ensures that nothing is pre-made or packaged in advance. Expect nothing short of a spectacle as you watch your orders being prepared on the spot by the stars behind the counter. The result is an extraordinary dynamic ambiance, engaging and entertaining, topped with nutritious and delectable offering.
Joe & The Juice articulates its Danish heritage through the use of locally designed interiors and furnishings so that each location carries the brand identity but still establishes itself as a unique destination.