Discover the world of Anne-Sophie’s culinary identity with La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore. One of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie debuts her entry into Asia with the restaurant, which reflects her search for aromatic complexity, combinations of flavours and powerful tastes that evoke emotions.
Located in the hotel’s dining room at the Main Building, the contemporary chic restaurant is beautifully designed with a graceful and soft palette that is reminiscent of Anne-Sophie’s favourite colours and materials: pastel shades and natural decorative elements such as leather or wood. As a third-generation Michelin starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic is following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, perfectly reflecting Raffles Singapore’s rich heritage.
Their drinks menu presents an elaborate and diverse collection of pairings to add both intensity and harmony in the delicate art of tasting; consisting of wines, cocktails, whisky, sake, tea, coffee, dashi, broth and consommés. The wine list in particular offers a wide international base that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie’s birthplace, the Rhône Valley.
Unboxed by Singtel is an unmanned 24/7 store designed to introduce customers to a new retail experience featuring the convenience of digital technology in a friendly store environment.
In a first for Singapore, customers can consult with a roving live bot, which is powered by facial recognition technology, to receive personalised recommendations; try out phones; conveniently sign up for mobile plans at video-assisted self-serve kiosks; and immediately collect their purchased devices from the in-store POPStation. Additionally, customers can browse and buy popular accessories such as headphones, phone cases, power banks and contract-free handsets. They can also make bill payments, top up prepaid cards and Dash wallets, and get instant SIM card replacements.
“The future of retail is here and now. Our digital transformation integrates online and offline customer touchpoints to deliver fresh and fuss-free buying experiences to consumers. UNBOXED fulfils the needs of today’s consumer and provides a peek into the next-generation of retail – fast, instant, convenient and experiential,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO of Consumer Singapore at Singtel.
Currently based in the CBD at 20 Pickering Street, the store is modular and movable. Measuring 45 sq m when fully extended, it can be easily transported and reconfigured to fit different spaces. The store will move to a new location every few months to serve customers at high-traffic areas such as transport hubs and school campuses.
Co-created by Singtel staff, NCS and SingPost, security for the store is provided by NCS which developed a round-the-clock security platform called Sentinel while the POPStation lockers are prefilled with devices and replenished daily using SingPost’s Last Mile Platform (“LaMP”).
Unboxed by Singtel builds on the success of the digital transformation of Singtel’s flagship Comcentre store. It offers one of the most intelligent retail experiences in Asia, featuring an intelligent WiFi queuing system, integrated online and in-store shopping carts, and instant purchases via automated checkout. The store consistently receives an average of 99% positive customer experience scores and has won multiple accolades for its innovative approach to retail.
Bacchanalia by Vianney Massot is a one Michelin-starred restaurant with an open concept kitchen, devoted to the preparation of good food from quality produce. The intimate kitchen with a modern french style is inspired by the world and all of its ingredients and flavours.
At 26, Chef Vianney Massot can be considered a prodigy of sorts, having risen through the ranks in Bordeaux, France at two Michelin-starred La Grande Maison de Joël Robuchon Restaurant before following the much respected ‘chef of the century’ Joël Robuchon on his travels. Despite his young age, the passionate and ambitious chef puts his mastery of French techniques to good use, whipping up dishes that showcase the best original flavours of peak-season produce. With outstanding culinary expertise and precision, Vianney brings a touch of creativity to classic French fine dining at Bacchanalia.
Vianney kick started his career as an apprentice cook at three Michelin-starred Restaurant Epicure in Le Bristol Paris, alongside celebrated chef Eric Frechon. He then became the youngest chef in the legendary Joël Robuchon Group and brings with him a rich nine-year experience of honing his craft under the tutelage of the French juggernaut. Throughout his four years in Paris, he also assisted with the research and development of new recipes for the Joël Robuchon restaurants worldwide at Mr Robuchon’s experimental kitchen.
Taken under the wing of the late Robuchon, the iconic chef’s young protege finished a two-year stint at the Grand Lisboa hotel in Macau at three Michelin-starred Robuchon au Dôme as Sous Chef. He then took over the top position of Executive Chef at the now-defunct two Michelin-starred L’Atelier Joël Robuchon Singapore.
Global sports retailer Decathlon, which had started as an online retailer in Singapore 18 months ago, is hoping to lead the way with its new 7,000 square foot space at Kim Yam Road. At its concept store, there are no cashiers. To make a purchase, customers need to log on its e-commerce platform.
The space also doubles up as its Southeast Asian headquarters. In the next four years, it plans to open five more retail stores in Singapore to complement its online marketing channel - with each store spanning an average of 30,000 square feet. Decathlon has also set up a huge 36,000 square metre warehouse in Jurong West in September.
Oxylane brings together two different activities: Creating international sports products and brands and local and on-line retail.
These two areas of expertise, along with all the brands, are united behind a common purpose: "Together, create desirability and make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to everyone."
Decathlon, the original chain created in 1976 near Lille, and the other local and on-line retail formats, sell Passion brand products, made with materials provided by our Component brands, and also the major international brands.