Attention all burger-lovers, cult-favourite American burger joint, Five Guys has opened its first Singapore store at Plaza Singapura.
Occupying a space of over 460 sqm, the outlet at Plaza Singapura is located along a prime stretch on the ground floor of the mall overlooking the Orchard Road belt. Currently comprising an indoor area that seats up to 52 patrons, the store will eventually also house an outdoor seating area that will increase the outlet’s capacity to accommodate up to over 160 patrons.
The Singapore store is the global burgers and fries joint’s first franchise in Asia, and the latest addition to Zouk Group’s growing food and beverage portfolio as part of its lifestyle expansion plans.
“After many months of planning, we’re thrilled to finally unveil the very first Five Guys store in Singapore. Five Guys is an exciting addition to our portfolio, and we were fortunate to be presented with an opportune space in the city that is highly accessible, so that fans of Five Guyscan come together to enjoy their favourite burgers with ease. This first outlet will be the bedrock upon which we grow the brand in Singapore, and we look forward to more to come,” says Andrew Li, Chief Executive Officer of Zouk Group.
Five Guys is a family run burgers & fries joint offering a mouth-watering menu made from scratch. Five Guys has been a Washington, D.C. area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to three of the Murrell brothers: “Start a business or go to college.” The business route won and the Murrells opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Customers voted the burger “#1” in the D.C. metro area.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the Murrells perfected their simple concept. Five Guys became The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between two fresh-baked buns. Two more brothers joined the team and as the family grew, so did the business. Early in 2003, Jerry and Janie, together with the “Five Guys”, began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, more than 300 units had been sold.
Now, decades after FIVE GUYS first opened, there are locations across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with planned expansion into Australia, Africa, Central and South America. By maintaining a simple ethos, coupled with the highest quality, the Murrells continue to follow through on the vision they outlined in 1986.
Five Guys’ mission is to redefine the global burger landscape by focusing on freshness and quality. With no freezers and no microwaves, it is built on the premise that all burgers and fries are made fresh every day. The meat is a perfected 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio. Patties are hand-made seven days a week on site. The bread, which is Five Guys’ only proprietary item, is baked fresh five days a week in a locally contracted bakery. The same unique recipe is used globally. Potatoes are cut fresh daily, soaked to remove the starch and double-fried in pure, no cholesterol peanut oil to create the firm exterior and fluffy ‘mashed-potato’ interior that Five Guys fries are known for.
Emack & Bolio's, the Boston staple for Insta-worthy ice cream cones is a must for dessert lovers.
Following the success of their 1st Singapore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, they have opened a second branch at Suntec City.
Keep a lookout for their unique flavours, like the Grasshopper Pie, Deep Purple (featured on famous Korean TV drama, Korean Odyssey) or Cosmic Crunch, and stack them high atop an array of colourful cones decorated with coco pops, crushed oreos and more.
Famous American soft-serve brand Little Damage have recently opened their doors to a second location at the heart of Singapore’s original indie enclave – Haji Lane. Attracting city-dwellers and tourists of all ages, the new intimate space is the perfect respite from a day of exploring sunny Singapore.
Staying true to the brand’s aesthetic, Little Damage retains its monochromatic black-and- white gingham interiors and signature phrases emblazoned in red neon signages, while offering the ideal location for picturesque Instaworthy spots - perfect for patrons to pose with their photo-ready icy creations. The free-to-use photobooth is perfectly situated for customers to take fun-shots in the form of classic photo strips as memorabilia.
Little Damage celebrates the opening of its flagship location with the unveiling of a new indulgent flavour, Strawberries and Cream (S$7). Centred around celebrating and recapturing happy summer memories, this pastel pink soft serve is the ultimate sweet-tooth’s treat. The pastel pink hue contrasts perfectly with the pitch black, handcrafted charcoal cones (additional S$1). To intensify the experience, pair with a second flavour (additional $0.50) with choices such as neon blue Unicorn Tears (S$7) or classic melt-in-your-mouth Coffee Caramel.
Since its inception in 1989, DKNY has been synonymous with New York, inspired by the energy and attitude of the city. Drawing on designer Donna Karan's original principle of designing for the woman who never knew where the day would take her, DKNY has transformed into a global lifestyle powerhouse: the dynamic wardrobe of everything you need to live a New York life—wherever that may be.
More than 30 years later, Donna Karan is one of the most iconic names in American fashion. Her iconic silhouettes and innovative system of dressing remain as relevant as ever, now reimagined in a modern-day Donna Karan New York and the next-generation counterpart, DKNY. Caviar and pizza. Black car and taxi. The skyline and the street. Together, Donna Karan New York and DKNY are the two sides of the city that inspires everything they do.
Hailing from Downtown Los Angeles, Little Damage at Wheelock Place offers unique recipes that allow you to step outside of your comfort zone and get a little adventurous. Once you lick it, it's yours!
In 2017, Little Damage opened its doors in Los Angeles, California, USA and was received with immediate critical acclaim for its innovative and daring recipe. Their signature black cones are naturally coloured with activated charcoal and are hand rolled minutes before it is served to ensure the freshest taste.
Above all, they envision Little Damage as a place where treasured memories are made. Whether it be a first date, family outing or your go-to afternoon treat, they wish that every visit be unforgettable. Nothing makes them happier than a smile from a satisfied customer.
You can’t beat the great assortment of The Cheesecake Factory® cheesecake flavours! From fruity flavoured cheesecakes like White Chocolate Raspberry to chocolate flavoured cheesecakes like REESE’S Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, their collection of The Cheesecake Factory® cheesecakes and cakes are sure to delight.
The Cheesecake Factory story begins in Detroit, Michigan in the 1940s. Evelyn Overton found a recipe in the local newspaper that would inspire her “Original” Cheesecake. Everyone loved her recipe so much that she decided to open a small Cheesecake shop, but she eventually gave up her dream of owning her own business in order to raise her two small children, David and Renee. She moved her baking equipment to a kitchen in her basement and continued to supply cakes to several of the best restaurants in town while raising her family. Read more here about the history of this well-loved cheesecake brand.
Following their overwhelming success at Jewel Changi Airport, A&W® Restaurants will open a 2nd outlet in Singapore at AMK Hub in July. The restaurant, which has close to 140 seats, will serve heartlanders a taste of nostalgia from 10am to 10pm every day.
Like its restaurant at Jewel Changi Airport – which has been set up as an incubator for menu innovation and service design, this new restaurant will periodically implement unique features to cater to the customer demographics in the neighbourhood.
Fans can expect a dedicated waffle island which will showcase the bestselling A&W® Waffles and a selfie corner for ‘Instagram-worthy’ moments. In the pipeline are student promotions and a merchandise corner, where fans will have the chance to bring home A&W® Rooty® – The Great Root Bear, whether in the form of plushies, apparels, etc.
A&W® Restaurants at AMK Hub will also potentially roll-out menus for breakfast and late-night supper later in the year.
“As we set our sights on the heartlands, we wanted to return to the Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood and re-connect with our fans who have been patiently waiting for us since the good old days,” said Sally See, International Business Development Manager, “When we identified this opportunity at AMK Hub, we knew it was not to be missed.”
A&W® Restaurants at AMK Hub will serve all-time American Favourites such as the A&W® Chicken Coney Dog, available with Beef Sauce and Chicken Sauce, Waffle Ice Cream and A&W® Root Beer Float, made fresh in stores every day. Best-sellers from the region will also be available at AMK Hub, including fan-favourite A&W® Cream Cheese Chicken Burger inspired from A&W® Okinawa and A&W® Golden Aroma Chicken from A&W® Indonesia.
Some people say they make the best craft beer in Vietnam. In fact, they’ve been rated the best Brewery in Vietnam by Ratebeer for the past 2 years. Enter the darkness in Singapore APRIL 2019 and decide for yourself...
Heart of Darkness Brewery on Tras Street is all about duality. Good and evil. Sane and insane. Big, bold, crafted brews that will challenge the way you think about beer. Thirst quenching, session beers that will have you bouncing off the walls. Hop bombs that will give you a kick-to-the-teeth, while still being balanced and delicious. Whatever your taste, they’ve got it….
Their taproom is a communal eating and drinking experience, built around a vibrant, passion-filled menu and their tasty brews. They’ll have 20 taps on-site with 10 tried-and-true flagships, and 10 rotator taps - there will always be something new to tickle your taste buds. They put a whole lot of love into every brew, and their relentless pursuit of quality means that they use only the finest ingredients from around the globe. They are prolific brewers - having brewed over 220 different styles of craft beer since we opened in October 2016. A hoppy twist to a porter? Easy. A 10% ABV, 70 IBU Pilsner?! True story. A 123 IBU Indian Pale Ale? Definitely! Each and every beer is brewed to the same amazing standard of quality. Every. Single. Time. It’s their brewers’ mastery of balancing hops, malts, and yeasts that ensures quality and consistency.
There at Heart of Darkness, they’re all about the good life... Great food, even better beers and amazing service. Like their Facebook page to find out more about when they're opening... It won't be long now!!!
Founded by Robert Rook, a lawyer and self-declared hippie, Emack & Bolio's is a multi-award winning hippie ice-cream chain based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. We will be able to taste their amazing ice-cream range when they open their new outlet at Jewel Changi Airport in April. View a list of their ice-cream creations here.
Located in the sprawling integrated lifestyle mall Katong Square along the bustling East Coast Road, Spruce@Katong is a casual dining restaurant where families, friends and sporting fans converge. Massive 200, 150 and 85-inch screens stream anything from live sport matches to blockbuster movies for all to enjoy.
Along with modern American comfort fare and a wide selection of delicious drinks, Spruce@Katong guarantees a feast for the senses.
Soar to new heights with classic American cooking. Voted Best American Restaurant by Time Out Miami, the newly relaunched Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at Marina Bay Sands was founded on the principle of farm-fresh ingredients and traditional American flavours. Dig into Yardbird Singapore’s mouth-watering new lunch and dinner menu items, including heavenly crab cake and shrimp and lobster rolls, alongside other award-winning favourites, like the St. Louis Style Pork Ribs and Yardbird’s 100-year-old family recipe Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles. Experience a taste explosion at the all-new Great American Brunch, bursting with innovative and Instagram-worthy dishes. Funfetti Pancakes, anyone?
Move on to their alfresco bar overlooking Marina Bay and you can indulge in one of Asia’s largest collection of American whiskeys, gin, beer and hand-crafted cocktails, such as the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Watermelon Sling.
You can also book one of Yardbird’s three private dining event spaces and celebrate any occasion.
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.
With coffee sourced from more than forty different farms internationally, BLACK: Barista Coffee World at Changi Airport Terminal 2 is certainly a shop for all premium coffee aficionados. From Indonesia Kopi Luwak to Jamaican Blue Mountain, the variety is second to none. Not only are whole and ground beans for sale, there is also a fine selection of premium accessories to check out. Be it the siphon, French press, or machinetta, there is something for everyone. So stop by for a lovely souvenir that is bound to impress all discerning coffee lovers.
BLACK: Barista Coffee World is the finest purveyor of gourmet coffee. Their connoisseurs have travelled the globe selecting the highest quality, aromatic beans from the world’s premium coffee producing regions and farms. They have used our expertise in terroir and microclimates to ensure a superior, full bodied flavor profile. Their passion for luxury shows in the final roast, using only the best artisanal coffee roasters to bring you an exceptionally rich coffee experience and selection from all around the world. Click here for the list of specially curated coffee which they carry.
Shake Shack’s first restaurant in Singapore will open in Jewel Changi Airport next year, where diners can look forward to signature menu items including the ShackBurger®, Shack-cago Dog®, classic crinkle-cut fries and frozen custard ice cream.
Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers.
At Shake Shack, they use 100% all-natural Angus beef, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified too. No hormones or antibiotics – EVER. They pride themselves on sourcing incredible ingredients from like-minded artisanal producers.
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 new FAT is here - Iconic hollywood burger stand Fatburger launches not one but two outlets in Singapore!
September is the time to usher in the new FAT – Fresh, Authentic, Tasty! Founded by Lovie Yancey in 1952, Fatburger is known around the world for its thick and juicy hamburgers. Available in 200 locations across 25 countries, these massive offerings have earned a cult following that includes many hollywood celebrities!
Each burger at Fatburger is cooked to order, a mouth-watering tower of beef patties and other fresh ingredients. Eat “The Original” - the way the founder intended, or have it tailored to your preference. Jazz up your keto diet with the Skinnyburger, where buns have been replaced with beef patties. Low carbs, high satisfaction! Or take on the four-patty Quad Fatburger if you’re brave and beltless. Devour it, then you can earn a certificate and have your picture up on the Wall of Fame!
What’s a burger without fries? At Fatburger, you can enjoy Fat Fries, Skinny Fries or Sweet Potato Fries, all equally good. Or opt for the homemade onion rings, each fried to golden-brown perfection.
Hankering for chicken? Buffalo’s Express doles out a variety of bone-in or boneless wings, chicken tenders, as well as sandwiches and salads. Kick up the indulgence several notches by dipping the chicken offerings in one of the signature sauces — sweet, spicy or the tongue-numbing, sweat-inducing death valley.
Wash all the food down with Fatburger’s rich and creamy milkshakes, made with real hand-scooped ice cream. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or Oreo — there’s one for every palate!
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.
Opening in the summer of 2018, award-winning burger and milkshake sensation Black Tap will open its first restaurant in Asia, adding to Marina Bay Sands’ repertoire of Signature Restaurants.
Black Tap pays homage to the great American luncheonette experience, with a menu of award-winning burgers, famous CrazyShake™ milkshakes, craft beer, and cocktails.
The menu will feature a large selection of burgers from the classic All-American Burger to the award-winning Greg Norman Burger featuring wagyu beef topped with house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula served on a soft potato bun. For those who prefer to keep it light, Black Tap offers healthier options with a creative twist, from burger salads, to the vegetarian Falafel Burger, and a Vegan burger made with gluten-free buns.
Black Tap’s signature CrazyShake™ milkshakes have reached worldwide acclaim with their whimsical and over the top decorations and flavours. Look forward to a variety of original favourites such as the Cotton Candy, a strawberry shake with a blue and pink pearl chocolate rim, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy, or stick to classic Shakes such as Chocolate, Vanilla and Black Cherry.
Casa Poncho is a Latin destination restaurant, bar and enclave. It is located at 14 Bukit Pasoh Road in the former Keow Siong Club, which was transformed into a new a Latin enclave in Singapore. Step through the gates of Casa Poncho and enter a Latin haven that is a feast for the eyes, ears and, deliciously, the mouth.
Casa Poncho flows over four sections - the courtyard, the bar, the restaurant and the terrace. Reminiscent of a grand home in Mexico or Cuba, you are welcome to sit in the courtyard as the sun goes down, cocktail in hand, before you make your way to the great room – which is the restaurant. Rustic, fun, sexy and cosy, look and up see the tungsten light fixtures and the warm red walls with hand painted murals.
Cast your eyes around and you will see a collection of Poncho’s treasures. Listen and your hips will want to sway to the music. Who is Poncho? You’ll find him on his motorbike.
At Casa Poncho a sharing menu is served with flavours inspired by Latin American countries – they call them pequeñitos! The idea is to snack, savour and share with each other.
They serve a range of dishes, some of which include La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple; Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar; Pulpo Ranchero – grilled octopus, salsa “ranchera”, pumpkin seed and scallion oil; Lomito al Carbon – charbroiled Argentinian beef tenderloin with zucchini, grilled onions, and roasted capsicum salsa; and Crispy Chili con Carne – chili spring roll with minced beef, avocado, sour cream foam, chili, lime, coriander and garlic.
Some of their irresistible desserts include Poncho’s Flan – made with horchata, mango, mint and fresh berries; Tentacion de Chocolate – chili chocolate, egg custard and paprika sour cream; and of course, Churros with chili chocolate and cinnamon cream!
The Casa Poncho bar serves a diverse selection of beverages with signature Mezcal based cocktails at its heart. Guests can find cocktails like the Gregorio Negrito, made with Mezcal Reposado, Antica Formula, Campari and bitters, as well as the La Margarita del Poncho made with Mezcal Alipus Blanco, Grand Marnier, yuzu and agave syrup, and Poncho’s Favorito – tequila reposado, dry curacao, Aperol, cranberry and lime juice. A selection of beers and wines from Latin America and Europe are also on offer.
So, 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's team brings his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
The first cafe was launched two years back at Marina Bay Sands by the JT Network, which also runs a chain of official DC Comics Super Hero retail stores in Asia.
Next to cafe is a retail store which offers the latest DC Comics collectibles, souvenirs and apparel.
DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe offers a cheerful menu with a range of delectable dishes.
As the cafe’s menu launches us into a DC Comics Super Heroes themed adventure, its dynamic interior and upbeat ambience makes DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe the perfect venue for get-togethers amongst family and friends at Ngee Ann City. Regardless of age, you can be sure of the adventure that awaits you at DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe.
Eggs 'n Things, a popular Waikiki eatery for both locals and tourists since 1974, was first opened in Waikiki. Their key goals were using fresh ingredients, keeping the prices reasonable and treating everyone like Ohana (family). You can taste the brand's best-known fluffy pancakes at its Singapore flagship outlet located at Plaza Singapura.
More than 40 years later, the Eggs 'n Things' tradition continues. Serving quality food and the spirit of Aloha is what they do best. Breakfast and other local favorites are served into the evening and that is another reason why Eggs 'n Things is so loved.
Enjoy Morganfield's Signature Sticky Bones together with an ice cold glass of their handcrafted beer, all with a view of Orchard Road from level 11 of Orchard Central.
With 10 different craft beers on tap, you will be spoiled for choice!
Rooted in the spirit of Southern hospitality, this updated American restaurant and bar is fashioned after the new breed of BBQ restaurants in New York, lending a touch of sophistication to the hearty, rustic barbecue tradition that is always coupled with warm hospitality.
Morganfield’s combines life’s two greatest passions: music and great soul food. At the heart of Morganfield’s is its signature dish – Sticky Bones – truly authentic, good ol’ fashioned, prime pork ribs slow-cooked and smoked to tender mouth-watering perfection, then basted with a sweet and tangy hickory flavored BBQ sauce.
Expect a glitzy New Year’s Eve Party as LAVO, the world-famous restaurant and bar officially opens at the iconic Sands SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands on the last day of this year.
The much-anticipated LAVO Singapore, Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar will officially celebrate its grand opening on 31 December 2017, ringing in the New Year with revellers from around the globe and world-class entertainment. LAVO Singapore will open its doors to the public in January 2018.
A collaboration between Marina Bay Sands and TAO Group, a premiere entertainment, dining and nightlife group from the United States which operates over 25 venues in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, LAVO Singapore will command a spot on the iconic Sands SkyPark. LAVO Singapore marks the brand’s first foray into Asia.
Perched 57-storeys atop Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark, LAVO Singapore will offer a new vibe dining concept set against the spectacular backdrop of the city sky-line. Inspired by LAVO New York and Las Vegas, the Singapore venue will feature an Italian American restaurant that offers a vibe-dining experience complete with a luxurious indoor and outdoor lounge with wraparound terrace and exciting nightlife programming that will include live DJ sets.
Designed by renowned Manhattan-based design firm ICrave, LAVO Singapore will be a modern, glass-wrapped venue that will take destination dining to new heights. Each element of the space – from the curved tiled bar with panel detail to the classic LAVO round leather booths – will converge to create the ultimate experience in dining and nightlife.
Guests can look forward to authentic Italian American cuisine by TAO Group Partner/Chef Ralph Scamardella, who has nearly three decades of experience working at some of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, including The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant, Carmine’s and Polo Restaurant. The menu will offer all of LAVO’s greatest hits, including the penne a la vodka, linguini with clam sauce, chicken parmesan, and the famous LAVO one-pound meatball, spiced to perfection and topped with ricotta cheese.
Ready to serve you and their many fans at Bugis Junction; Yankee Candle's newest addition has a whole section catered to your automotive needs.
From Charming Scents to Car Jars, Car Vent Sticks and even Car Vent Clip, they have a little something for the crazy car-lovin people.
At Yankee Candle, they share your passion for fragrance®. It's what drives them to search the world for fresh inspiration in creating evocative, long-lasting scents that will help make your house feel like a warm, welcoming home.
With over 150 fragrances, they offer the world's largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents.
L.A.'s hottest food truck sensation, The Lime Truck has landed in sunny Singapore!
The Lime Truck won Season 2 of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race in 2011 and was placed on Yahoo's Top 10 Trucks In America list for three years running from 2012.
Food truck entrepreneur and celebrity chef Daniel Shemtob brings the acclaimed California-based The Lime Truck to Singapore.
Housed as a brick-and-mortar façade within PasarBella @ Suntec City, the brand’s first venture out of the United States showcases a menu centred around hip and inventive tacos along with other Latin American-inspired street food.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.
Among the shared facilities between the two schools in the Village are various multifunctional spaces thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, such as a 20-metre swimming pool which adapts to the competencies of the little swimmers – 10 short horizontal lanes for beginners, and four longer lanes lengthwise for more confident swimmers, and an indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium for their acclaimed SMART Steps specialist physical education classes and after-school enrichment.
Inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporating the environment as a third teacher in its architecture, interior design and curriculum, the Village represents a revolutionary step in early childhood education where this age group is the first and only thought. The campus is designed by award-winning Bogle Architects in collaboration with Gary Moore, Professor of Environmental Behavioural studies at Sydney University, and Rosie Long, a Reggio Emilia Early Years Education specialist, to include specific architectural and design elements that elevate the early learning experience.
Each corner of the Village caters to the growing and developing child, with changing discovery spaces attached to every classroom which empower young learners to play to their strengths and interests. Their learning experience also extends beyond the classroom where they can choose from specialty co-curricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, drama and language-learning, amongst many others.
A&W – which stands for “Allen and Wright” has confirmed to local press on Tuesday (4 July) that the company is on track to expand in Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
According to the company's CEO, Kevin Bazner, A&W has already built an office in Singapore in 2016 to prepare for Its expansion and is currently looking for “real estate for a flagship company restaurant in Singapore”.
It’s been over a decade since the American fast food restaurant left Singapore.
A&W made its debut in Singapore in 1966 at Dunearn Road, and the first A&W drive-through opened in 1970 at Bukit Timah Road.
A&W Coney Dogs, root beer floats, and curly fries are patrons' favorite items to order. Enjoy yours when it returns to our shore in year 2018.
Schmear is an authentic New York Delicatessen at Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove serving up homemade hand-rolled bagels and other New York favorites.
Schmear sources only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to provide you with nutrient rich, balanced meals without compromising taste.
Their drink menu comprises of espresso, cold-pressed juices and smoothies, in addition to a selection of over 35 craft beers, wine and champagne. Stop by for an unforgettable NYC experience with Schmear.
Meats N Malts is an American diner and bar in the industrial estate of Tai Seng serving you great comfort food. They also carry an extensive list of tipples such as vodka, gin, rum, draught beer, wines, whiskies and tequila.
History was made in Clearwater, Florida in April of 1983. 6 “Fun Loving” businessmen from the Midwest, with no experience in the food business were opening a restaurant with an owl as a logo, chicken wings as a feature item & cheerleaders in tank top & orange shorts. Thus Hooters was born. Their latest outlet in Singapore will be at The Sail, Marina Boulevard from 10th February 2017.
Today Hooters operates more than 500 outlets worldwide. Hooters Singapore is the 1st International Hooters outlet & the 1st Hooters in Asia, since 12 December 1996. This FUN neighbourhood restaurant promises good food and great service in a fun and friendly atmosphere! And let’s not forget the “Nearly World Famous Hooters Girls” These girls will be there to greet & serve you with a smile!!!
In between enjoying a good hearty meal and a cold glass of beer, be mesmerised by the girls spontaneously performing Hula Hoops feats and spreading the good cheer! In addition expect lots of surprises & wacky games, just the perfect place for any party celebrations. So why not dine and be entertained?
BoCHINche is relocating to Amoy Street with a swanky new interior and redefined menu.
Bochinche is a vibrant expression of enthusiasm, fuelled by chef Diego Jacquet’s knack for putting together bold flavours with quality products. Just like Singapore, Argentina is a mixed bag of different cultures, and daily life is inextricably woven with a love for food.
Bochinche celebrates that great passion for food and the social custom of gathering to dine, at the same time dispelling the notion that Argentinean cuisine is only about meat. The menu brims with creativity, offering an array of dishes that proudly showcase diverse produce and styles of cooking. Prepare your palate for an explosion of flavours!
Boat Quay’s newest addition isn’t the run-of-the-mill pub or sports bar. Skinny’s Lounge is a place to get solid cocktails that don’t break the bank; a venue for showing off those pipes without stepping into a regular KTV; and a post-party haven for kicking back with a bucket of beers and some comforting snacks before meandering home. Dreamed up by bartender Nick Haas, who worked alongside Joel Fraser and Christian Hartmann at The Cufflink Club and Vasco, Skinny’s embodies his desire for a refuge for those in search of great drinks in a fun and fuss-free environment.
Outfitted with dark wooden wall panels, as well as cork-lined walls and funky neon graffiti artist- painted windows, the grungy subterranean space comes complete with flashing disco lights, pool tables and a private karaoke room for up to 10 people. Open until 3am on weekdays and 4am on weekends, the casual and raucous riverside watering hole dishes out a slew of classic cocktails, beers and American-style bar snacks to rival the best in the city. Skinny’s is an alternative destination for cocktail fans, an ideal spot for laidback drinks that differ from the experience typical of this nightlife hotspot.
The straightforward menu comprises easy-drinking classic cocktails, large-format cocktail towers, craft and commercial American brews, and savoury bar snacks. For under $20, solid libations catering to myriad tastes are made by talented bartenders including Leo Chue, formerly of 28 HongKong Street. The menu’s Fast and Cheap options are geared towards those who want something quick. It has cocktails like the Paloma, a citrusy tequila-based drink topped off with soda, and the Americano, a balanced Campari and sweet vermouth cocktail.
There is also a wider range of classic creations with an option to Make It Nice, where cocktails are made with artisanal spirits at an additional $3. This includes the Caiprioska shaken with vodka, fresh lime juice and cane sugar, as well as the Daiquiri No. 1 (El Floridita Style), a Havana-style ice-blended drink with Cuban rum, Maraschino liqueur and fresh lime. Other refreshing cocktails include the Gin Basil Smash, a shaken drink with London dry gin, fresh basil and muddled lemon, as well as the citrusy El Diablo made with tequila and ginger beer, topped with a crème de cassis float. For those who prefer something fresh yet smoky, the menu also offers the Pencillin, shaken with blended Scotch whiskey, zingy ginger and an Islay mist.
Swap out jugs for large-format cocktail towers that serve eight to 12 people. Made with Pimm’s No. 1, cucumber, fruits and ginger ale, the classic Pimm’s Cup is supersized and presented in these self-serve towers. If beer is more your speed, the bar also has a list of commercial and craft American beers from the likes of Miller Genuine Draft and Brooklyn Lager to hoppy Kona Brewing Company bottles.
No drinking den is complete without bar bites. The succinct menu is full of comforting and booze- friendly savoury snacks. Pair drinks with a 9-inch ‘Murican Hotdog, steaming Philadelphia-style Jumbo Soft Pretzels and the quintessential chips and dip: Ruffles with Sour Cream and Onion Dip.
An ode to the classic American neighbourhood bar, Skinny’s Lounge is a no-holds-barred space a stone’s throw away from the thick of the Boat Quay action. In the city’s packed nightlife scene, it is an oasis for good company, unpretentious drinks, and a young and dynamic team of individuals who have cut their teeth at some of the city’s finest bars.
Known for its classic yet modern sensibility and global and eclectic aesthetic, the collection includes an assortment of chic accessories, including shoes, handbags, small leather goods and sunglasses, perfect for the world traveler.
The brand has been described as preppy-boho and preppy-bohemian luxe and is known for including it's T-logo medallion.
Timberland is proud to announce the opening of their second Footwear Plus Store at Bugis+.
For those who loves outdoor lifestyle and has a strong need for versatile footwear that's stylish and functional, Timberland is with you every step of the way. The Footwear Plus Store bears testament to this promise, and will be the go-to destination for the best and most complete collection.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings.
Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. In 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 17,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.7 billion in 2014.
Surrounded by metal, pipes and wood décor, The Pipe District serves you within an industrial-themed setting with Modern European Cuisine, to name one of their bestsellers, the Himalayan Salt Block selections.
With a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, diners have the choice of cozying up onto their pipe-styled furniture with entertainment of the dart machines or why not take a seat outdoors and grab a pint or two of their Archipelago draught beers at their outdoor bar over a BPL match.
Lexington is a life-style Brand and has a strong position in home decoration. Over the years there has been an increasing demand for new product categories to expand the Lexington brand. The cross over to the clothing business was therefore natural and sought after and in December 2007 the first collection from Lexington Clothing Co. was launched.
The assortment for home is influenced by the typical New England style. Lexington follows the tradition from the East Coast of America and the collection is true to the American tradition of superior craftsmanship. All Collections are build on the tradition and inspiration from this part of the world. However, we believe that there are people all around the world, in all countries that enjoy this style of life.
With the Lexington range you can always combine colors and styles, whether you live in the city or in the countryside. There are a lot of possibilities to combine the different products, qualities and designs.
Hive by Wala Wala will be a huge 13880sq/ft multi-concept venue. Synonyms with Wala at Holland Village, they have the live music, sport cable and the alfresco factor.
They added a retail wine shop, deli counter, ice cream counter, cake counter, a merchandise shop and a private room. Starting at noon daily for lunch till late night supper closing at 1am. On Fridays and Saturdays till 2am.
They will be expanding the food menu serving traditional local delights, western favourites, awesome cakes and desserts. From 6pm, a yakitori counter kicks in to create an Izakaya atmosphere. Hive by Wala Wala will be equipped for events both small and big. Indoor seating capacity of 220pax. Outdoor seating capacity 160pax. They are looking to be the largest restaurant and bar in Singapore accommodating up to 600pax on a busy night.
Hands will get a little dirty when customers chomp down a South Bronx Burger, impeccably juicy and saucy, matched with soft house-baked brioche burger buns.
With a colourful graffiti wall on the interior and trendy hip-hop music, the concept is by-and-large influenced by the burger joints in the Big Apple.
The home-grown South Bronx is also proud to showcase burgers that are Asian-style, such as the best-selling Bangkok influenced Thai-Tanium and Korean G-Dragon burger.
No effort is spared in creating the perfect South Bronx Burger: the brioche buns are freshly made in-house daily to create a good bread with thin crispy outer layer and soft chewy centre; patties are grounded fresh from different parts of the beef; and sauces created to best reflect the personality and cultural influences of each burger.
Krispy Kreme have further expanded in Singapore with a new store in VivoCity.
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since 1937. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 1000 locations in over 24 countries around the world.
Whitewoods Living has opened in the heart of the City.
Whitewoods collection is pure in essence and entices the senses. They are inspired by the palette of finishes from the nature as they believe it always withstand the test of time.
Our furniture uses European Oak and Black American Walnut from USA. Our wood has natural inherent qualities of splits and knots, making every piece unique. They are then finished with water-based stain and oiled, giving our furniture a natural feel.
Converse is a story of legends, heros, and innovators tied together by the love of sport. Established by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908, Converse is an American athletic shoe brand with nearly a century of authentic sports history and footwear innovation under its laces.Through innovation, leadership, and contirbutions to the evolution and popularity of basketball, tennis, football, baseball and track, Convere had forveer fused itself with the heritage and soul of American sports.
Its rich hostory includes the shoe that revolutionized the game of basketball, witnessed the birth or rock and roll, and would later become an icon worldwide, the Chuck Taylor All Star. Converse Sports Performance, Sports Lifestyle and Sports Classics are built upon the pillars of American sports heritage.
Kontiki presents a casual waterfront dining experience overlooking the spectacular Kallang River and Marina Bay City skyline, uniquely tucked next to the iconic Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Dine with a laid-back casual chic and riverside vibe complemented by glorious views of the city skyline, elegant palm trees and lush wide-open lawns.
Among the attractions of this 120-seater restaurant is well thought-out American comfort food that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Signatures include smokey BBQ ribs, cheeseburger, flame-grilled steaks, mac & cheese and old-fashioned pecan pie. A bar that celebrates cocktail, beer and wine culture yet also offers a good old-fashioned milkshake. An intimate indoor dining room exhibiting intricate and eclectic details - hand-painted koi fishes on rough cement floor, hand-built maple wood canoe, torpedo air-ducts on ceiling and captivating cassette tape tables with the warmth of a fireplace permeating through plenty of wood charm. Canopy shaded and breezy patio for outdoor dining with views of Marina Bay skyline.
The folks that created Kontiki set out to deliver a great escape in the heart of the city yet providing a sense of adventure and simplicity that is far from the hustle and bustle of it all. Why Kontiki? As they’d say, a great story always has a strong incipit. Kontiki was an old legend of the sun king that made a bold and almost impossible journey on primitive log raft that spanned from the Americas to the Islands of the South Sea in the Pacific. Kontiki became a good king in the end and the tale of the sun king’s adventure passed on for generations. In our Kontiki, the key themes of an adventurous spirit and simplicity are portrayed through its intrepid interior in great comfort.
Kontiki is anchored at the splendid PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, the newest lifestyle centre at Marina Bay. As Handlebar’s little brother, Kontiki brings familiarity of the founders’ concept to those who knows, albeit with lesser hardcore vibe and more venturous spirit. A well-known outpost restaurant and bar in Sembawang next to the Straits of Johore, big brother Handlebar - the first biker bar in Singapore established since 1999 - has been known for its hardcore characteristics, where one can have a Suicide Mug of beer along with Slap-Yo-Moma Pork Chops and Sudden Death Wings in a bike-themed haven decked out with hand-built furniture and décor, not forgetting their famous motorized blended Margarita. On similarities of both being in far-out locations, lady boss Jan believes a core part of the business is providing a unique yet laid-back lifestyle and environment for everyone, as a form of escape from this metropolitan city.
Quintessentially, Kontiki is an easy place where you’d want to sit back and just enjoy yourself under the sky, with fresh breeze, sun-kissed water and great company.
The Singapore branch of famous American-Eclectic New York City bakery and restaurant with Southwestern accents has recently opened.
Clinton Street Baking Company, Singapore is comfortable and cosmopolitan. In the morning, it smells like blueberry muffins and fresh ground coffee. Throughout the day, there is the scent of buttermilk fried chicken and vanilla waffles, pancakes and maple butter. All day and night, it sounds like Latin-southern-blue note jazz with a New York vibe that you can feel the second you walk in.
When they began, Neil and Dede were a small wholesale baking company with a storefront and a few loyal neighborhood customers who lingered over coffee and muffins and tapped out on their laptop keys (before smartphones were born).
These days, most folks know Neil’s pancakes are voted best in the city, but it’s his savory roots that ground the menu and make them proud. People call it “comfort food,” but what they are dishing out is American Classics made with the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced -- whenever possible -- with lots of love (and butter).
A Global Chinese concept, Lokkee (pronounced as 'Lucky') is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence. This genre of Chinese cuisine, often defined by chow mein and fortune cookies, is reinterpreted and elevated here through fresh, top quality ingredients, and clean flavours.
Lokkee aims to add diversity to Singapore’s restaurant landscape and celebrates the style of cuisine commonly found in Chinese restaurants dotted across major cities such as New York, London and Sydney. Created by enterprising Chinese immigrants, it is an appropriation of the food from their motherland, adapted for diners in their new environment.
Lokkee is designed to tap on the growing audience of well-travelled Singaporeans for whom the idea of Chinese food for a Western audience is associated with being in a buzzing cosmopolitan hub.
OverEasy has opened a second outlet on Orchard Road.
They're kicking things up a notch with sexier decor and college-style stadium bleachers under the staircase. The space will have a glam '60s vibe without losing the kitschy neon touches and diner feel. Plus, the space also pays a small homage to the McDonald's outlet that used to occupy the space in the '70s and '80s.
OverEasy Orchard serves alcoholic slushies, fresh cold-pressed juices and an American-centric shot selection. Aside from the famous burgers, there will be an expanded food menu with things like popcorn chicken with salted caramel popcorn, as well as avocado toast.
The guys behind the No.30 in the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best 2015 winners Burnt Ends launched Meatsmith.
Situated on the very popular and busy Telok Ayer street, this Modern Smokehouse caters to both lunch and dinner trade, with a highly skilled bar that stocks craft beers, cocktails, bourbons and the infamous pickle backs.
Think Blacksmith for the interior with two large authentic smokers flown in from the states, plus a dedicated cool room for charcuterie. Meatsmith has its very own all American boy, head chef Andrew Baldus. Baldus and sous chef Alysia Chan are both still fresh from a tour of the US BBQ Trail and are fully aware of what is expected!
Meatsmith is an 85-seated casual diner (54 seats inside and 31 seats outside), with bench seating and communal tables. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere so you can eat, drink and unwind listening to rockabilly; smoke house blues and California rock.
Serving a mix of robust, country-style Cajun seafood and the distinctive richness of Creole cuisine. Dancing Crab is a refreshing, American counterpart to Singapore's equally famed preferences for seafood, shellfish and rich flavors. Backed by one of Singapore's oldest seafood restaurant leaders, TungLok Group, Dancing Crab sources their shellfish from the same vendors used at the group's best seafood restaurants, offering a range from Boston lobster to Dungeness crab.
New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its happy atmosphere, lively music, and high spirits. Dancing Crab brims with life, bringing the same emphasis to its colorful location at The Grandstand, welcoming its guests to eat, drink, and be merry.
Anti-burglary weapon and occasional cake pin roller; it is time for the baseball bat to shine in it's true glory, and you can do so without sweating it out under the hot, hot sun. Participate in this classic American sport that has since taken Japan, Korea and Taiwan by storm. Stand in a fully automated indoor batting cage and wait in eager anticipation as the automated batting system shoots ball after ball in your direction. Perfect your swings and work on your batting accuracy, and who knows, you might even hit a home run here!
Homerun Baseball hopes to generate better awareness of this lesser known sport in Singapore. Fuelled by a mission to become Singapore's leading and premier automated indoor baseball and softball batting cage location. Homerun Baseball prides itself on offering a healthier substitute to the young and old seeking a fun and alternative recreational activity other than for baseball and softball enthusiasts.
Even if picking up a new sport is not on your mind, both batting and pitching double up as a great way to de-stress while working out your arm strength. It is the perfect post-work stop after a long day in the office. Getting a good crack at a ball – right in the sweet spot of the bat – is mighty satisfying! Pick up the infectious joy of baseball and softball and spend hour after hour at this spacious indoor facility as this is one of the better ways to unwind while keeping healthy!
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
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.
There is more reason to celebrate the exhilaration of weekends with the opening of a new one-stop, multi brand lifestyle store, Weekends at VivoCity.
Located at VicoCity's new expanded retail space, the new store brings together 14 international lifestyle brands, from Europe and America, to offer an eclectic collection of inspiring gifts and designer stationery, stylish jewellery and accessories, unique fragrances as well as statement-making soft home furnishings, such as wall art and prints, designer tableware and lamps.
Designed with an optimistic and a dash of whimsical, Weekends sports a contemporary, monochromatic palette of black and white, punctuated by spots of bright, cheerful colours from the range of products within the store. The attention-grabbing store facade, made up of numerous wooden apothecary drawers with vintage finishings, immediately draws your curiosity that quickly translates into an experience of metaphoric hope of "the weekends" upon entering the store.
Targeting modern women of impeccable taste, Weekends aims to be the space where fun and inspiration thrive, allowing shoppers to approach their everyday life with optimism and exuberance.
Steve Madden is easily America’s most successful shoe designer. Considered the fashion footwear mogul of the 21st Century, Mr. Madden has been responsible for the design and marketing of the company’s trendsetting shoes for the past two decades.
Madden's expertise in trend forecasting has propelled him to the top of his field. Relying on sheer instinct, he transformed a footwear relic into a footwear phenomenon when he introduced a new amped up platform shoe in the early 1990s.
Inspired by Rock and Roll, fused with a jolt of sex appeal and urban edge, Madden creates shoes that are innovative, fun, sometimes wild and always spot-on-chic.
To sling a pizza is a special thing. Chef Palombino has long had a talent for cuisine and has the accolades to substantiate it. To provide impeccable quality food and drink every time are givens in the restaurant business to any professional. The more special talent, however, is to create an eatery that knows how to feed your neighbors. Finding the delicate sensibility that unifies a diverse cross-section of people and makes them want to come back to eat a meal with you time and time again establishes the true standard.
Chef Mathieu Palombino brings a thoughtful, skilled approach to the classic American food that he loves, preserving the simplicity that draws people to these dishes, while elevating them with the highest quality ingredients and attention to detail.
The Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel marks a new era with its return to a storied and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar and lounge specialising in whisky, original and imaginative cocktails, craft beers and high quality cigars.
Noted as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, the Bar & Billiard Room will now present up to 400 curated whiskies alongside an entirely new cocktail list and bar menu.
With a beautiful room and outdoor covered terraces, the unique and historic setting at Bar & Billiard Room naturally lends itself to the new evolution. The Bar & Billiard Room will also serve as an everyday meeting place as well as for special occasions.
Christoph B. Nyfeler shares his 16 years of whisky experience as Raffles Singapore’s Resident Whisky Expert. Of the 400 hand selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. The whisky list boasts a strong Scottish presence with a good selection of American bourbons and Japanese whiskies rounding off the collection.
To add special interest, Christoph will host whisky events such as whisky appreciation masterclasses and whisky dinners regularly. He can also create exclusive whisky pairing menus for groups and corporate events of up to 20 people. You can share your individual taste preferences with Christoph who will then customise a dinner menu where courses are paired with different types of single malt whiskies.
Equal attention has been given to the new whisky-led cocktails created by Raffles Singapore Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager Randolph Velasco and his award-winning bartenders. With special skills and knowledge of infused liqueurs and house-made bitters, the team have based the bar’s new concoctions on classic cocktails with a modern twist in Menu highlights include the BBR 1896, a nod to the year the Bar & Billiard Room was established. The complex cocktail is a delight for the senses; the bourbon is first fat-washed in butter for a creamy mouth feel and savoury flavour, mixed with Angostura bitters, smoked with chamomile tea leaves for a subtle, floral aroma and finally garnished with a slice of orange peel.
The Old Nick was a favourite tipple for navy officers who needed some liquid courage before heading out to sea. The Bar & Billiard Room’s version is a combination of Scotch whisky, thyme liqueur, Dom Benedictine, orange and lemon bitters. The comprehensive cocktail menu encompasses other base spirits such as gin, tequila and vodka as well. Look forward to the Miss “H”, Randolph’s take on the ubiquitous martini featuring kiwi, Cointreau, lime, and muddled kiwi fruit.
Bar bites include a selection of sophisticated nibbles and more substantial sharing plates. An array of cold and hot dishes can either be enjoyed as an accompaniment to drinks or as full-fledged meal. Menu highlights include Crabmeat Cigars, shredded fresh crab meat wrapped in vine leaves.
For a sweet finish in keeping with the bar's theme, Chocolate Whisky Stones are available in three different flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate. The chocolate is first melted down and infused with whisky before being placed in moulds to resemble the whisky stones commonly used to chill the spirit without diluting the drink.
The Bar & Billiard Room also houses one of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century and you are invited to have a game over drinks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the bar will feature live jazz.
Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and America's best selling candle brand.
With over 150 fragrances, the brand offers the largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to their renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, they also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.
Polo Ralph Lauren has opened it's first flagship store in Singapore and it's biggest store in Asia at Shaw Centre.
The 8,246 square feet duplex store includes Polo Ralph Lauren for women and men and spreads on 2 floors, carrying footwear, accessories and leather goods.
What began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting you to take part in the dream.