Middleton International School (MIS) is opening a third campus MIS West Coast in February 2022 to offer more families access to high-quality international education without breaking the bank.
Part of the EtonHouse International Education Group, Middleton started its first campus in Upper Bukit Timah in 2017 in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools among expatriate parents. In May 2018, it opened its second campus in Tampines to offer a through train pathway for families from early years to high school. Both campuses soon reached full capacity and currently have a waitlist at most levels. The Middleton brand has also expanded into Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
The third campus, Middleton West Coast, is conveniently located next to Haw Par Villa MRT station. Occupying three levels at 20 Harbour Drive, this new campus has a capacity of more than 500 students, catering to learners from Nursery 2 to Grade 5 (3 to 11 years). Fees are below $20,000 a year, excluding GST, which is far lesser than the S$2,500 average monthly fee at international schools in Singapore.
Bond with your child or friends today by signing up for a cooking workshop with Kenko Academy’s newly-opened Training Hub located at Marina Square.
Kenko Academy is an Approved Training Organisation accredited by Workforce Singapore (WSG) to conduct Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses.
Visit Kenko Training Hub and bring out the inner chef in you as you embark on a journey to make some adorable Winnie the Pooh Choux Puffs! In this class, you will learn how to prepare your choux paste, how to make a craquelin, and how to make a vanilla custard for your choux! Lastly, decorate your choux puff!
IHG Hotels & Resorts and long-term partner Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) are proud to announce the first voco™ hotel to open in South East Asia on Singapore's world-famous Orchard Road.
The premium brand was launched in 2018 and quickly reached the milestone of 50 signed and opened hotels in more than 20 countries - marking IHG's fastest-ever global expansion.
Now voco Orchard Singapore is heading to the heart of the nation's famous main shopping and entertainment district and a bustling centre of leisure and business.
The 423-room hotel will rebrand from Hilton Singapore and provide guests with the world-renowned voco experience from the moment they walk through its doors. They'll receive the brand's signature 'Come on in' warm welcome of a swift and simple check-in, and a locally inspired welcome treat to mark the start of what's bound to be a memorable stay.
Haengbok Cakeyo means “Happiness” in Korean. Step into the magical world of Haengbok Cakeyo on Kampong Bahru Road and find happiness in every bite! They aim to spark happiness the moment you take your first bite of their freshly baked desserts.
Inspired by Korea’s latest dessert culture, all sweets are made fresh locally in their humble but yet magical kitchen.
TWG Tea has unveiled its newly renovated store at ION Orchard! Nestled on the second floor, the grand entrance, strategically located in the heart of the thriving cosmopolitan city the new transcending space boasts a grandeur amidst world-class dining, shopping and business destinations. Head on down and enjoy an unforgettable tea time experience at TWG Tea at ION Orchard!
Qatar Airways has opened its new Premium Lounge at Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport, marking the airline’s fifth international Premium Lounge. The new 85-passenger capacity lounge is approximately 700 sqm and operates daily from 7:30am to 2:00am.
Qatar Airways’ first class, business class passengers and select Privilege Club cardholders can enjoy complimentary access to the Premium Lounge.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are thrilled to have launched our latest international Premium Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. The lounge design is inspired by modern-day Arabic architecture, reflecting Qatar Airways’ heritage.
Qatar Airways has so far opened Premium Lounges in London, Paris, Beirut and Bangkok.
The Music Suite at Marina Square offers a comprehensive music education for kids and adults alike, catering to your artistic, theoretical and educational needs. Programs range from Music Kids!, a preparatory class designed for toddlers, to the Academy Program, a serious course aimed at providing your child with music knowledge, technical skill and performance experience beyond his years.
Join The Music Suite and experience what it is like to be a real, all-rounded musician.
Housed in building steeped in history, Wanderlust is an oasis in the heart of bustling Little India and Jalan Besar. Their 29 contemporary, efficiently designed rooms & lofts welcome both long & short-term guests to a comfortable home away from home perfect for business & leisure travellers. Enjoy the convenience of their location coupled with thoughtful ammenities including apartments with kitchenettes, complimentary laundry facilities & landscaped terrace with jacuzzi.
From cosy studios to double-storey lofts – their thoughtfully designed rooms let you enjoy all the comforts of home in a space that you call your own.
Coocaça (“coo-ka-sa”) specializes in a hearty range of Smoothie Bowls, Açai Soft Serve, and Superfood Smoothies, made with the freshest fruits and never compromises on quality and taste. Your everyday pit-stop for an extra dose of sunshine!
Their humble mission is to bring the freshest flavours to town and encapsulate the purest tastes of goodness in their products that will make you feel good – any time, any day.
Located at the start of the ethnic enclave of Little India, Citadines Rochor Singapore is part of Tekka Place, an intersection point of contemporary living and 19th century heritage. The integrated development features a curated mix of retail, dining, fitness and cultural options spread across four floors. Also within walking distance is the arts, heritage and design precinct of Bugis and Bras Basah. From here, it is easy to travel to other locations within the country, especially the Central Business District, thanks to the close proximity of Rochor and Little India MRT Stations.
Ornate Hindu temples, goldsmith shops, sari stores and flower stalls – these are just some of the sights to be found in the perennially vibrant Little India. Revel in the bohemian vibe found in the maze of side streets and sample dishes commonly found across India. Make time to visit the 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre, home to 300,000 products spanning from electronics to groceries, textiles and jewelries. For a truly local experience, head to Tekka Centre, Singapore’s largest indoor “wet market” that is chock-a-block with stalls selling fresh produce from around the region. Diagonally across the Rochor River is LASALLE College of the Arts. It is worth a visit for its striking architecture that resembles a massive black box turned inside out to retain a connection to the surrounding streets.
Business and leisure travellers will be pleased with Citadines Rochor Singapore’s variety of apartment types to choose from. These range from Studios to One-bedroom apartments. Dual-key apartments are available too, for those travelling in bigger groups.
A wide range of facilities and amenities are available to make the stay enjoyable. These include the outdoor swimming pool, Residents’ Lounge, Residents’ Kitchen, Fitness Corner, and a common laundrette.
The newly-opened Citadines Balestier Singapore sits atop of 3 floors retail spaces which offers a wide array of amenities and services. From their cosy Studio apartment for the solo traveller, to their spacious one-bedroom apartment for a couple on the go, this centrally-located Singapore apartment hotel has the right apartments that set the tone for your stay.
Unwind in the outdoor swimming pool and mingle with friends at the Residents' Lounge. There is an outdoor fitness corner to tune your body clock from any jetlag. Children can have a fair share of their fun at the children's playground and water play area. You can also hold group gatherings at their barbecue pavilion and catch up with your friends and family.
Balestier is an eclectic neighbourhood in Singapore that offers everything from a rich bowl of local laksa noodles at the nearby Whampoa Hawker Centre to a cup of latte art and soy cappuccino along the shopping belt on Orchard Road.
Take a quick 15-minute walk to the nearby Novena hub for your groceries and amenities. The Newton MRT Station is a short bus ride away and connects you to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay area.
As a brand, Common Man has grown its offerings over the years, from delivering quality café experiences to cementing its place as a coffee industry leader and championing sustainability in all areas of the business.
The academy now boasts its own full-fledged 1,100 sqft space, with floor-to-ceiling glass panels along the side, allowing ample natural light to stream in. The academy space which was formerly a printing shop, has maintained elements of its industrial aesthetic that characterises the heritage block surrounding it. CMCR's signature selection of Loveramics ceramic-ware line the wooden and brass shelves up front, alongside a comfortable seating area for guests to relax, while classes take place in the training toom at the back. The academy will serve both wholesale accounts and public consumers alike, offering both groups CMCR's industry-leading barista training.
From aspiring baristas to seasonsed professionals looking to fine tune their craft, CMCR Barista Academy offers a variety of courses. The curriculum taught at CMCR Barista Academy was developed alongside the Australian Barista Academy, and fosters real-world, quantifiable understanding on a full range of barista skills and knowledge, teaching students how to implement their new understanding in a café environment. Knowledge of proper dosing, reading and interpreting colour changes in extraction, milk splitting, pouring techniques and machine maintenance are just some of the skills that students can expect to take away from the courses. Find out more here.
Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge, a luxury space spread over 1,000 sqm at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The new First Lounge will operate in tandem alongside the airline’s existing International Business Lounge, providing capacity for 240 customers and a bespoke offering for Qantas’ First Class passengers and top tier frequent flyers.
The new build was designed by Australian designer David Caon in collaboration with Kelvin Ho of architecture and design firm Akin Atelie and features a number of Singaporean influences across the look and feel of the lounge as well as the food and beverage offering.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the opening of the new lounge is a reflection of the airline’s extensive premium investment in the region.
“Since our A380 flights have returned to Singapore, we’ve seen an increase in demand for premium travel which has also translated to an increase in the number of travellers enjoying our lounge hospitality.
“This is our fourth Qantas First Lounge, and each time we build an entire new lounge facility from scratch, we speak to our frequent flyers to get a better understanding of how customers like to spend their time in the lounge and tailor it accordingly. Our customers told us their key priorities when travelling through or from Singapore is space to relax and do some last-minute work, a quick shower, and a meal before departure so they can maximise their sleep onboard.”
An open kitchen will serve up a Rockpool a la carte seasonal menu designed with Singapore’s vibrant dining culture in mind.
The lounge also features a cocktail bar with lounge seating, serving French champagne, seasonal spritzes, unique cocktails inspired by Singapore, like a Calamansi Mojito – made from the local Calamansi fruit, Singaporean and Australian beer – and a variety of Australian wine. View Singapore First Lounge Menu here.
Non-alcoholic healthy beverages such as kefir and kombucha, barley water and a Rockpool ‘House Lemonade’ are available, along with all day barista service with Vittoria coffee and a selection of savoury bar snacks and fruit.
Wellness continues to be a major inspiration and the new Qantas First Lounge brings the outside in. Live greenery features throughout the lounge to soften the space and bolster the atmosphere, while the use of natural materials and colour palettes is designed to help relax customers.
A unique faux ‘skylight’ in the shower suites and lounge area will replicate natural daylight and help adjust the body clock as customers transition through multiple time zones.
Business travellers have the choice to work in an open, communal setting or individual lounge chairs with high dividers. USB and charging ports are located throughout the lounge, with wireless printing, Wi-Fi and TV screens for customers to stay charged and connected.
The new premium space is Qantas’ fourth First Lounge across its global network, joining Sydney, Melbourne, and Los Angeles. The opening is part of the multi-million-dollar investment for customers on its Singapore services and complements the expanded Qantas International Business lounge at Changi, which combined now offers seating for more than 800 customers.
Singapore’s pre-schoolers will soon be able to benefit from the latest breakthrough in MindChamps’ revolutionary global model of education.
MindChamps has collaborated with one of Australia’s top theatre schools, Actors Centre Australia (ACA), which is the alma mater of Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, in a world-first initiative to boost the advantages of its 3-Mind education model by adding to the curriculum the extra elements of acting, singing and dance.
The first MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool in Orchard Road was announced in Singapore by MindChamps’ Founder CEO and Executive Chairman, David Chiem, and ACA’s Founding CEO, Dean Carey.
The MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool will open in the new school year.
Q & M Dental Group has opened Singapore's first private dentistry college, offering graduate diploma studies in clinical dentistry. The Q & M College of Dentistry aims to provide a platform for dentists to upgrade their skills and learn best practices in Dentistry, including performing dental procedures with the latest technologies and materials.
They have put in place their own academic and examination board for Q & M College of Dentistry. Their teaching faculty is made up of more than 30 Lecturers of senior General Practitioners and Specialists. Apart from dentists here, the college could also enrol practitioners in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Indonesia.
Onalu specializes in sandwiches, smoothies and smoothie bowls that will not only brighten your day up but give you the nutrients and vitamins needed for a strong and healthy body!
Onalu comes from the Hawaiian word Ho'onalu, which translates to "go with the flow". It does not mean to give up when life gets hard but instead to remember to trust that everything happens for a reason, and some things are just beyond our control.
And that’s the vibe they try to inculcate with their food, space and people.
Singapore’s Keong Saik neighbourhood will have a new social heartbeat when the new 45-room Hotel Soloha boutique hotel is unveiled in mid-August 2019.
Cruising along Keong Saik Road and Teck Lim Road, which exude the charming vibe of yesteryear, one is immediately transported to a magical space as one traverses the blue panel doors of Hotel Soloha. These Dokodemo Doors of Fantasy reveal a world urban jungle chic and tropical modernism splashed in amazing technicolour. Witty and bold interiors, artisanal furnishings, underscored by a cool vibe, Hotel Soloha’s burst of colour is a stark contrast to the earthy tones that define the neighbourhood.
Hotel Soloha aims to create a destination hotel that not only fits into Keong Saik’s charming self but is also a modern interpretation of a Singapore that is bold, stylish and cultured. You won’t find a single metal grille gate or repurposed cinema seat here. Instead, our team, exposed to the ways of cosmopolitan Singapore through the years, has internalised Singapore’s culture; that has informed the way they conceptualise and design the property’s interiors and spaces. The property will also stock a curated selection of artisanal products that are perfect as souvenirs and fit well in cabin baggage. Hotel Soloha is the perfect start to experience what Keong Saik and Singapore have to offer.
Keong Saik, one of Singapore’s heritage and cultural epicenters, retains the beauty of yesteryear Singapore with its rows of shophouses across a network of roads. Today, it is home to a good number of bars, restaurants and shops, making it a destination that is layered with culture, gastronomy, energy and personality. Culturemaker and tastemaker Hotel Soloha’s entry to the area contributes to that spirit of Keong Saik and strengthens it – it is a breath of fresh air and the neighbourhood’s new social heartbeat.
Hotel Soloha is designed by interior design firm Avalon Collective and architect ASOLIDPLAN. The artworks featured in the hotel lobby, lift-shaft and rooms are done by local artists, Ethrisha Liaw and Danielle Tay.
In a joint announcement, Accor Group and Royal Group have shared that the all-villa Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa will be built on Sentosa Island and is set to open in 2022.
Designed by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa's villas will range from 260 sq m for the one-bedroom villas to 450 sq m for the four-bedroom villa, all with their own private pool and terrace area.
The new hotel will see a new interpretation of the iconic Raffles brand, said Mr Peter Wilding, managing director of Royal Group.
Shaped by the rich heritage of the renowned Balestier, 1953 stands beautifully with a conserved facade to add on to a new legacy. The up and coming landmark will be iconic at the locale where new chapters unfold in a precinct filled with charisma and conveniences.
1953 is a freehold conservation mixed-use development by Oxley Holdings.
1953 has a curated selection of one and three bedroom units across three different styles of collections to match your taste.
Fancy a Salted Egg Yolk x Curry flavour macaron? The M Plot at KAP offers more than just ordinary macarons, where each bite will delight you with surprise, satisfaction and happiness.
The M Plot's macarons are handcrafted with unique flavour selection, ranging from Classic Dark Chocolate to their signature – Salted Egg Yolk x Curry, which was inspired by the Singaporean all-time favourite dish “Salted Egg Yolk Prawn”.
Indulge your sense of taste with the crispy shells that lead to the soft and creamy filling, adding up to a mouthful of heaven.
Modern Fencing Academy at Marina Square offers professional fencing programs for kids and adults. Experience the clash of cold steel, the thrill of duelling and the unbeatable feeling of victory. If you have always wanted to know more about this fascinating sport, now's the time!
Modern Fencing Academy is a leading sports institution in Singapore that coaches the Olympic sport of fencing. The academy provides sporting opportunities for talented young children and athletes in Singapore, encouraging them and developing them into world-class international fencers.
Located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, the iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House have been masterfully restored to house The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
The 157 rooms and suites of the ultra-luxury hotel feature contemporary interior design and state-of-the-art technology. A proud member of The Leading Hotels of The World, this exclusive retreat guarantees peace, tranquillity and privacy in this vibrant city and offers Singapore’s first saltwater relaxation pool.
The hotel offers direct access to the legendary Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can be used for festive galas, conferences and extraordinary events today.
Located in the vibrant cultural heart of Singapore, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is also the perfect venue for exclusive meetings and events. Private dining rooms and elegant boardrooms are available for 8-20 guests, an open show kitchen and an event salon with state-of-the-art conference technology for up to 220 guests offer a wide range of possibilities. In addition, the hotel offers direct access to the legendary Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can be used for festive galas, conferences and extraordinary red-carpet events today.
Occupying 28,000 sqm, equivalent to three football fields, the MBCCS is designed as an architectural icon with the capability to accommodate some of the world's largest ships. The terminal features a spacious arrival and departure hall as well as a large ground transportation area to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for passengers.
MBCCS is set to expand as regional traffic grows. MBCCS, which has two berths now, has enough capacity to survive the next 3-5 years. More berths needed as Marina Bay terminal is set to receive over one million passengers a year
With passenger numbers at MBCCS likely to cross the 1-million-passenger mark this financial year, the terminal is taking steps to avoid possible congestion by tapping smart technology.
By September 2019, a total of 460 cameras, each capable of clicking 750 images a second, will be installed at MBCC with sensors fixed at key locations such as the check-in and baggage handling areas.
Recently launched at Marina One by 1855 F&B Pte Ltd, The Spot is a multi-concept venue that comprises an all-day dining, café, restaurant, bar and an accompanying cigar lounge where everything you need in a busy day has been anticipated and readied.
This is further strengthened by strategic partnerships with award-winning wine retailer 1855 The Bottle Shop and celebrated whisky marque The Macallan. Located alongside one another within a 5,000 sqft space, each partner operates autonomously but in close cooperation to create a flawless, holistic “day to night” experience.
The Spot itself occupies an area of roughly 3500-sq-ft. Its different concepts, tied together through purpose and meticulous design, create an ‘every day’ venue in every sense of the word: not only ‘morphing’ in mood and ambience to perfectly suit the time of day, but offering a full range of food, bar bites, coffee, cocktail, wine and whisky to nourish, sustain, soothe, seduce and delight you throughout the entire day – every day.
Estimated to cost more than $50 million, works will be carried out over two years and should be completed by the third quarter of 2020.
Aside from typical upgrading of façade, skylights, flooring and ceiling for a refurbishment; Allgreen will also reconfigure the escalators and interior walkways to enhance navigation and accessibility of consumers. It also plans to connect the office’s lifts to the mall’s third level.
Uniquely-designed dual-level retail pods in the foyer of the mall are also part of the renovation plan, which are among the first for shopping malls here in Singapore.
The mall will also house some 50 new tenants. And the F&B offerings will increase from the current 20 per cent to 30 per cent of net lettable space when works are completed.
Shoppers can look forward to an enhanced shopping experience at Great World City in the near future after its transformation.
We've all had our fix of delicious Acaí in all shapes and sizes, but never quite like one by Beriwell which serves Singapore's first Acaí soft serve.
Get your taste of The Amazon, the Beriwell way - their Acaí Superswirl is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Packed with nutrients, this tasty treat can be enjoyed guilt free at any time of the day!
Swing by, say hi and enjoy an Açaí soft serve at Beriwell's quaint little spot, located right in the heart of Katong.
At Beriwell, they’re all about living well and feeding your soul through colourful, flavourful and nutritious refreshments and desserts.
The West Java Tourism Promotion Board (WJTPB) which previously had a representative office in Kuala Lumpur, has now relocated with a representative office in Singapore so to attract more arrivals to Bandung and surrounding areas.
Whether your interests include history, culture, arts, nature, adventure or relaxing on a sandy beach. From natural wonders to spectacular attractions and world-class services, you will find all this and more in West Java!
WJTPB's objective is to promote West Java as an outstanding tourist destination. They aim to showcase West Java's unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance West Java's share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Their ultimate goal is to increase the number of foreign tourists to West Java, extend the average length of their stay and so increase West Java's tourism revenue.
Randy Indulgence is a healthy Cereal and Acai bar located in the bustle of the CBD at Tanjong Pagar Centre that offers great taste and superfood goodness Acai, minus the second guessing.
Be it any time of the day, Randy Indulgence will help you get it started feeling great and closing it with a sweet bang. Not to mention you can now enjoy ice cream in a healthier way with their fruit and ice cream fusion plus a dash choice cereals for the added crunch factor in your creamy snack.
There is always room for dessert when you don't have to answer to calorie calculator, and there is never a wrong time for a good snack with them!
Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
Have you ever thought about how Singapore’s built environment has been transformed over the years? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to develop the buildings we see around us today? You can now learn about these and about the past, present and future of our local building and construction scene at the newly revamped BCA Gallery (Building and Construction Authority).
Located at the premises of the BCA Academy at Braddell Road, the 2-storey gallery has been expanded from a single storey showcase and now houses six different zones with multimedia and interactive features. Learn about the transformation of our built environment and how buildings are built, from conceptualisation to occupation, through the gallery's interactive displays!
At the first few zones, visitors can find out how local building marvels were developed and learn about the various productive construction technologies adopted in the local building industry
Visitors to the BCA Gallery will experience an interactive journey of Singapore's building development through the years and gain insights into BCA's role in shaping a safe, sustainable, high-quality and friendly built environment for Singapore. The four key pillars of an excellent built environment, namely, safety, quality, sustainability and friendly, are highlighted collectively in this multi-sensory treat of interactive exhibits, model showcases and pull-out panels.
The Gallery is sub-divided into three zones according to three distinct themes:
At Project Acai, they blend their acai manually in small batches using Sambazon Superfruit packs. While this process is certainly more time-consuming and labour intensive, as a dedicated and acai focused café, they wouldn’t choose to do it any other way. Blending frozen acai is a practice that has been in place since acai first made its way out of Brazilian shores in the late 90s, and is still widely practiced today.
Project Acai focus on offering the best flavours that the superfruit can offer. From a variety of acai bowls to deliciously thick smoothies - they've got something for everyone. Completely dairy-free and Vegan friendly with no artificial flavourings or sweeteners. Visit their 3rd and newest outlet on East Coast Road.
The acai fruit has up to 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries, is a great vegan source of essential heart fats, and also helps to control cholesterol. It's high in fibre, and low GI, allowing you to feel satisfied even with a small portion.
Giving you the best acai out there is important to Project Acai, which is why they have chosen to use the world's first and only Fair Trade Verified and Certified Organic acai.
We could certainly do with another new spot which serves refreshing Superfood Acai Bowls in the heart of Orchard Road.
Coocaça (pronounced “coo-ka-sa”) began as a pop-up in year 2016 and is now finally making a permanent presence in town.
Their menu features a variety of power-packed flavours & antioxidants. The Pura Vida Superfood Bowl consists of Acai, strawberries, blueberries, banana & coconut water smoothie topped with granola, banana, assorted berries & chia seeds.
Coocaça also serves a selection of coffee and tea, including cold-pressed juices by Gorilla Press Co.
The Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA) is a set-up within the Land Transport Authority and was launched last month to serve as a platform for training and development opportunities.
It currently has a workforce of over 7,000 in railway operations and maintenance, of whom more than half are engineers and technicians. To support the expansion of the rail network to 360km by the year 2030, it is estimated that an additional workforce of 5,000 and other capabilities will be required to meet the demand.
The Academy will be working with rail operators and Institutes of Higher Learning to deepen rail engineering capabilities.
LTA also announced the opening of the Transportation Systems Lab and Systems Engineering Lab in Singapore Institute of Technology. These two labs support SGRA’s functions to enhance laboratory-based teaching and learning, and enable application-focused research on systems engineering, modelling and simulation.
These labs would be used as classrooms to conduct courses and training for students of the SIT Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) degree programme, SIT-DigiPen Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) degree programme as well as practising engineers. In addition, the Transportation Systems Lab serves as the key simulation lab for SIT’s Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering) degree programme and the Systems Engineering Lab will also be used for specialised training in systems engineering and project management.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced the completion of construction for its new passenger terminal building, Terminal 4 (T4). The next stage of development will be focused on its interior fittings, as well as preparing it for operations as the terminal will open in the second half of the year.
Construction work on the new terminal, located at the southern end of Changi Airport, commenced in early 2014. In addition to the two-storey passenger terminal building, the construction involved the development of two multi-storey car parks providing 1,700 parking spaces, a two-storey taxi holding area, as well as three vehicular and pedestrian bridges spanning across Airport Boulevard to create new channels of access to T4.
A 68-metre high ramp control tower has also been constructed to enhance air traffic controllers’ management of aircraft movements in the apron and taxiways around the terminal. Completed in under three years, the T4 project involved over 4,000 workers at the peak of its construction works.
For the first time at Changi Airport, T4 will see a terminal-wide implementation of fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives to enhance passenger experience and operational efficiency. The preparatory works in the lead-up to its opening will involve the installation and testing of key airport systems and processes including the new FAST self-service and automated options covering check-in, bag-drop, immigration clearance and boarding.
There will also be training and familiarisation programmes organised for airport staff and partners, to prepare them for operations in the new terminal.
Acai Bowls are the latest craze for any health guru or trend master. Get your fix from the newly-opened An Acai Affair.
Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. At An Acai Affair, you can choose from Acai Fruit Bowl, Acai Chia Parfait, Acai Youghurt Bowl, Tropical Coconut Bowl or one of their many smoothie blends.
Little House of Dreams is a homegrown bakery specialising in bespoke cakes and dessert tables. It was the first bakery to officially offer dessert tables with customised sweet treats and gorgeous table styling.
From an online store in 2008, to the 1st brick and mortar bakery in 2012, the brand has since expanded into a flagship bakery bistro at the heart of Dempsey Hill. Little House of Dreams now offers a comprehensive menu selection, ranging from hearty baked meals to tantalising grilled meats and a selection to suit juniors' unique appetites. The refurbished venue features a 4-metre long dessert display counter and is also perfect for intimate life events such as weddings and birthday parties.
Absolute Acai brings your delicious and tasty acai all the way from the Brazil, with the intent to shake and revolutionize the health food industry.
At Absolute Acai, their acai berries do not come as a whole fruit, but in the forms of frozen puree, served in a bowl or cup. They are committed to soucing the finest ingredients, which is why they chose Frooty Acai, the number 1 market share leader in Brazil
The Queen, Antoinette, has descended at the heart of CBD at Sofitel So Singapore.
Antoinette is a quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé, named after the last queen of France who was so often revered for her fine taste and lavishly indulgent love for an excess of meticulously crafted pastries.
Setting herself apart as a hidden gem that makes for the perfect venue for a tête-à-tête, Antoinette’s repertoire of exquisite Parisian offerings will tempt even the most discerning of palates with her takes on time-honoured French classic desserts and savouries.
Swing by this dive bar for a night of boisterous mayhem.
The founders (one of them is the man behind Spiffy Dapper) are a riot, and the only thing pretentious here are the magazines they use to hold their uniquely flavoured kacang putih – yes, that old-school Singaporean street snack.
Bloody strong tiki cocktails with a Singapore feel.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Open Door Policy, Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood hangout, is launching a globetrotting new menu by Head Chef Daniele Sperindio and a revamped interior.
The new menu draws inspiration from far and wide throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe and has been streamlined to offer a focused selection of key dishes created in a collaborative effort between Chef Daniele and Chef-owner Ryan Clift of Tippling Club.
The new dishes are surprising yet familiar, boasting a higher level of complexity with more premium-quality ingredients, innovative and well-layered flavour profiles, and interesting presentations — while staying true to the modern bistro’s style of fusion European, Western and Asian flavours.
Standout items within the menu include the Kale Broth, a healthy starter poured table-side over crispy kale, smoked quail eggs and extra virgin olive oil “caviar”; Guacamole Risotto, with fresh chilli, slow-boiled hen egg and crème fraîche borrows its flavours and cheeky tortilla chip garnish from Latin America; a lean cut of Australian Kangaroo Fillet served agrodolce-style in a vinegar jus and accompanied with roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nuts and baby onions, and sautéed warrigal greens. Regulars will be pleased to find that the menu also features a number of amped up bistro classics, such as the quintessential Braised Beef Cheek is slow-cooked for 48 hours then served with velvety black truffle mash, roasted mushrooms and rich red wine jus.
An all new selection of Natural Wines have been introduced to the menu — made with minimal chemical and technological intervention during the growing and winemaking process, these wines are farmed organically without and produced without adding or removing any naturally occurring elements. Natural Wines are an ideal complement to the new dishes at ODP for a wholesome dining experience focused on premium ingredients.
Situated in the vibrant and eclectic enclave of Tiong Bahru, the modern and historic juxtaposition of the restaurant atop an art-deco straits settlement boutique hotel fits perfectly with the surroundings.
Born in the year of the rabbit (which explains his choice of restaurant name), Chef Matthew has always been fascinated with cooking since young. Unlike most award-winning chefs, Chef Matthew kept his training local within At-Sunrise Global Chef Academy without any overseas apprenticeship. Similar to Heston Blumenthal, he picks up ideas from his travel experiences and interaction with people.
A combination of classic French techniques along with a touch of Asian and Singaporean flavours, Chef Matthew creates seasonal menus inspired by the 7 characteristics of ‘ENSOPHI’: Exotic, Nostalgia, Soil, Ocean, Pristine, Heritage, Impression. Each element represents a poetic and artistic expression of his dish.
Sourced from little-known boutique vineyards from all over the world, wine labels to pair with each course range from familiar regions like Barossa Valley, Australia and Bordeaux, France to newer regions like Nahe, Germany and Colchagua Valley, Chile. Watch as resident mixologist Aidil shakes up house crafted cocktails and international favourites to kick-start your meal. Enjoy Happy Hour specials and live music from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
With Chef Matthew’s forte in creating and designing, he made a full renovation to the space. The intimate 30-seater indoor dining room is formed around a semi-circle with floor to ceiling glass windows for a 180° view of the city. Complete with an open kitchen concept, diode branches of stars imprinted in the ceiling, and Chef Matthew’s sketches and art sculptures collected from his travels, the stage is set for a gastronomical and artistic experience. The outdoor rooftop terrace seats 26 but offers ample standing space for large-scale events in a lush alfresco garden setting. Chef Matthew has plans to set up a vertical garden around the steel façade. Sip some wine, savour the food and soak in the ambience. The Rabbit Stash offers a multi-sensory dining adventure with a feast for all senses.
People Impact provides fun and educational programmes that aim at developing the brain and personality of children and teaching them life skills.
Their IQ and EQ programme is developed by Professors of World Class Universities such as Harvard, MIT, University of Michigan, University of Washington and University of Hong Kong and their students will be enjoy a high quality curriculum. Results speak louder than words. Students have shown marked improvement in both personal and academic performances. Let your kids experience to see the results.
They have trial classes for children from as young as 3 years old.
Guac & Go was founded by two avocado lovers who wanted to share this superfood with others and at the same time to solve the issue of the lack of healthy food joints around.
They decided to make guacamole the star of their menu because they realised that there are many people who have never tried avocados and are missing out on the benefits that come with this delicious fruit. Full of healthy fats, vitamins B, C, E & K and an excellent source of Potassium and Fibre, there isn't much the mighty avocado can't do!
They believe that eating healthy need not be a chore, but a choice. With creamy avocados, zesty tomatoes and crisp cilantro in every bite, the choice is easy.