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.
Wildly popular in Australia, thanks to its customisable menu made from the freshest quality ingredients, Mad Mex has powered into Singapore with its first restaurant in Singapore that recently opened at Marina Bay Financial (MBFC) Tower 3.
With more than 70 locations now operating in Australia and New Zealand, the dedicated Mad Mex team has served up more than four million burritos across both countries in the last 12 months. The success of the group has spurred the new international expansion and coincides with Mad Mex’s new 2019 brand refresh and positioning, ‘Fresh Fuel For Life’, which places arevived focus on healthy living and supporting people in living life to the fullest.
The latest move comes after the owner of 4FINGERS bought a 50% stake in Mad Mex last year. The brand is looking forward to more openings in Singapore and Malaysia, where its arrival could fill a gap in the food industry with honest, healthy ‘fast food’.
With Mad Mex there is no ‘burrito-ing’ round the bush; only fresh, ethically-sourced ingredients are used in its food every day. So pure and simple, the recipes used are available online along with a nutritional calculator for full transparency into what customers are eating. Customary Mexican favourites – Burrito, Naked Burrito, Tacos, Nachos, Quesadilla, Grande MeltTM and Ensalada – are served and customers are encouraged to customise their meals according to their dietary requirements – anyone can eat at Mad Mex.
Founder and CEO Clovis Young of Mad Mex sums up the ingenuity of Mad Mex’s humble but revolutionary ethos, “I started Mad Mex in 2006, because I absolutely love Mexican food, and I wanted to share that love with all of Australia, and the world. I wanted my customers to get a fast meal with homemade quality, made entirely of real ingredients. That means the fewest preservatives, oils and sugars – while always big on taste. You should never have to choose between a quick meal and quality healthy food.”
A concept by Chef Rishi Naleendra and his wife Manuela Toniolo of the former Cheek by Jowl; Cheek Bistro on Boon Tat Street serves modern Australian fare - marrying the fresh, eclectic flavours of the cuisine style, with the comforting, hearty notes of bistro cooking.
Enjoy their à la carte menu which includes distinctively Cheek creations of Beef Tartare with Millet, Smoked Maple, Endives; Spanish Mackerel with Zucchini, Basil; and dessert of Goat's Cheese Parfait with Berries, White Chocolate.
Oscar Wylee is an Australian fashion brand specialising in affordable, high quality eyewear. Through in-house design, innovative manufacturing and direct engagement with the customers, they are able to provide attractive eyewear - both opticals and sunglasses - at even more attractive prices.
Australian retailer Spotlight has opened another shop in Singapore following its first opening on Orchard in 1995. Their new Westgate branch spans 16,000 sq ft and it has a wide variety of products all under one roof.
Spotlight is dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares. When you head into a Spotlight store you can find almost everything you need to kit out your home. Kitchen and dining spaces, lounge and bedrooms, bathrooms and more, they have the materials you need at Spotlight.
Spotlight is a family owned and operated Australian business with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. They employ more than 6,700 team members who are dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares to their millions of customers each year.
The WYLD Shop is a Fashion + Lifestyle boutique on the East Coast of Singapore. You'll find a colourful and affordable mix of Australian High Street Style infused with Malaysian & local Singaporean brands plus a sweet hint of Dutch Home-wares and Furniture.
As with many great stories, it all started with a party.
Native Aussie Kara Bensley-Austin wanted to introduce more Singaporeans to Australian High Street chic: a laid back, sun-drenched aesthetic driven by the cosmopolitan heartbeat of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She threw a party and a pop-up store for Singapore’s fashion forward--and was stunned by the response. As her style pieces flew off the shelves, it became clear people wanted more. And thus, theWYLDshop.com was born. And now they have their newly-opened showroom, The WYLD Shop at 412 Joo Chiat Road. Read more about the labels which they carry here.
The prettiest, most "instagrammable" soft serve, Aqua S from Sydney Australia has decided to grace Singapore with their presence. Most famously known for their aqua blue soft serve surrounded by a cloud of fluffy cotton candy, Aqua S' first outlet in Singapore will be opening on 11 September in Orchard Xchange.
The aqua blue soft serve is in sea salt flavour and is a permanent one. Their other ice cream flavours rotate every two weeks.
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
Famous Australian brewing company, Little Creatures, has opened its brewpub in Singapore on Club Street and is proud to be a part of Singapore's burgeoning craft beer scene.
Singapore is Little Creatures' second international outpost and brewpub. The first one opened in Hong Kong close to 2 years ago.
So take a stroll down Mohamed Ali Lane and discover great beer, yummy food from their curated menu & a historic venue brimming with atmosphere.
Brewed freshly on site, Little Creatures always has something to welcome a beer newbie or satisfy a serious hop head. From their Year Round range to Seasonal Releases and Single Batches, they've got you covered, no matter what time of the year.
Claypots Full Circle - Fresh plates of whole fish, squid, mussels, oysters, octopus... and a lineup of delightful meze to share. A melding of Mediterranean and Asian flavours. A bar that beckons. A meeting place for all.
The first Claypots restaurant came into existence on Barkly Street, in Melbourne, Australia, in the 90s. An unassuming little establishment that served primarily claypots and fresh seafood plates in its anterior days, it has evolved into a brand of restaurants well-loved by locals and tourists for exceptional seafood dishes and lively vibes.
A self-taught Mediterranean chef and Claypots’ founder, Renan Goskin, was inspired by South-east Asian cuisine in his many travels. In particular, Singapore had always felt like a place he could call home.
â€‹A couple of university students fell in love with the seafood joint. When they came home to Singapore, many years later, they sought to bring Claypots to Singapore.
Full Circle is a collaboration between the seasoned restaurant family and their ardent Singaporean supporters.
Driven by their desire to provide the best gourmet food for everyday living, Jones the Grocer aims to inspire and excite the imagination of all food lovers.
Jones the Grocer is an Australian origin food emporium aimed at inspiring a love of great food and providing customers with a full gourmet experience. Their retail offering includes a wide range of fine foods sourced locally and internationally, including artisan groceries, a European deli, a walk-in cheese room, specialty coffee, freshly baked breads and pastries, homewares, gifts and hampers.
Jones the Grocer has become the ultimate food lover’s destination in many international locations with stores currently in Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
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.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
Jurlique has been the leader in natural skincare science for over 25 years. They apply advanced technologies to biodynamic ingredients from their Australian farm to create high performance, potent skin care. The result: healthy, beautiful skin. The 1st Jurlique concept store is now at Plaza Singapura, bringing you ranges of their products so you can experience radiance at every age and indulge yourselves in a relaxing ambience to experience Jurlique facial treatments that suit every individuals' skin care concerns.
Jurlique was founded in 1985 in Australia by Dr Jurgen Klein and his wife Ulrike. The company's name is based on a phonetic combination of their first names. The native German couple relocated to a farm in the Adelaide Hills a year prior to the launch of their brand, due to its warm climate. Jurgen was a biochemist and naturopath, who had previously worked for German holistic skincare brand Dr. Hauschka and Ulrike was a horticulturalist and botanist. Today the farm is still part of the company and Jurlique products are sold in more than 19 countries around the world. And their most iconic natural ingredients are still grown in the Adelaide Hills where Jurlique first began.
Since 1975, Seafolly has been at the epicentre of Australian beach lifestyle and has quickly become one of the most recognised swimwear and beach lifestyle brands world-wide. Spanning the broad international market, Seafolly is currently stocked in major fashion department stores and swimwear boutiques around the world. Their fourth outlet in Singapore is now at Raffles City.
Setting the seasons trends, Seafolly offers a fun, fashion forward and innovative range of swim and lifestyle wear. Seafolly have all your Summer essentials, an array of bikinis, one piece swimsuits, cover ups and apparel along with an extensive accessories collection. Bold statement prints, contrasting textures and injections of eclectic colour encapsulate and reflect the Seafolly brand philosophy.
Seafolly's fashion designers, staff members, friends and family spend countless hours enjoying life in their own products. They are their own best customers and their toughest critics. Innovative, fashionable, high quality swimwear, lifestyle apparel products and accessories are as important to them as they are to their customers.
Outback Zone is Singapore's & Australia's No.1 Specialized Beds & Mattresses Retailer. They specialize in Waterbeds which you'll all love!
At Outback Zone, you will find the ideal Hydropedic® bed for your home. They also have other solid wood bed frames and specialized mattresses including their popular double-tempered, carbon steel spring mattresses, latex and memory foam spring mattresses and much more!
They pride themselves on serving up variety; their unbeatable steak cuts are complemented by delicious choices of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta at a price for everyone.
They're the leader of the pack by emphasizing consistently high quality delicious food delivering a warm, welcoming environment. Their generous portions are moderately priced. their casual atmosphere couldn't be more transporting - it's like you're right there in the Australian Outback.
Canberra's famed (and aptly named) Freakshakes have finally reached our shores. Set in Raffles Holland V, the new building across the road from Holland Village, Patissez will win sugarholics over with their over the top milkshakes.
Home of the original Freakshakes from Canberra, AU. Pop by for the authentic experience from down under. All-day hearty breakfast, burgers and shakes.
Australian men's suiting label Benjamin Barker has expanded vigorously in Singapore, with yet another outlet opening, this time in the eastern heartlands at Tampines 1.
Benjamin Barker is a purveyor of smart-casual, heritage inspired apparel and a lifestyle destination for the discerning gentleman.
Working closely with their partners, they make clothes for real men. They make clothes that speak style and personality. They start with their shirts, an eclectic mix that marry versatility and style - a display of sartorial elegance that leans towards design. From the fit, construction and form, they develop and explore different fabrics with modernized style details to add personality and other thoughtful touches.
Alongside their own products, they curate brands with similar alignment and have committed themselves to a high degree of handcraftsmanship. Suits, shoes and accessories - a one-stop retail destination to complete the look of the distinguished connoisseur.
Whitegrass is led by acclaimed Sydney chef, Sam Aisbett. A true reflection of his wit, his love of nature and his pursuit of perfection, Whitegrass redefines Modern Australian cuisine.
Everything is better when it's homemade. They take no shortcuts at Whitegrass, pickles included.
They serve their pickled Chinese artichokes (which sit pretty in the jar for weeks) with a Robbins Island full-blooded wagyu beef. A perfect dance of flavours and textures that they think you'd quite enjoy.
Sometimes a chef's mind can be a pretty crazy place. They're feeling chuffed that local artist wunderkind MessyMsxi managed to get into Chef Sam's mind – full of flowers, birds and fishes, apparently – and splatter it across the wall.
The da bang is one of the most chic and rustic café bars, nestled in the busy business district of Singapore.
They have combined the best of both worlds - Korean brunch cafe by day and Korean Mexican Bar at night.
The da bang encompasses the full experience of the delightful aroma of freshly prepared coffees complemented with great music and mystic ambiance. So stop by, relax and dig into something new and awesome!
Asia’s highest rated live puzzle adventure has arrived from Australia and premieres in Singapore.
An incredible escape room experience designed for two or more people.
It’ll take more than one brain to decipher the novel challenges packed into Captivate Escape Rooms. Choose your puzzling partners wisely! A memorable event for friends, couples, families with children, tourists visiting Singapore or work colleagues.
Captive Escape Rooms Singapore offers the perfect opportunity to have fun and bond with your family and friends. You have five captivating rooms to choose from. Come back again, again, again and again and escape from reality.
Seed Heritage is one of Australia's most loved and talked about premium childrenswear brands, providing outstanding outfit solutions from top-to-toe for babies, boys, and girls, from the ages of 0 through to 10 year olds and now a teen collection for girls and boys aged 8-14 years. Seed is best recognised for its high level of quality, detail and above all, exceptional design across apparel, shoes, accessories, and toys.
Seed Heritage was born in 2000 in a small shop in Melbourne, Australia. The founder of Seed Heritage was inspired by the need for a unique and compelling shopping experience that made children and their parents feel connected through great design.
Fifteen years later, Seed Heritage is one of the most widely recognised Australian labels with beautifully designed clothing & accessories for Women, Teen, Child & Baby.
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.
If you enjoy sports, or just bumping around, Bubble Bump Singapore is the place for you.
They are one of the leading providers of Bubble Sports in Singapore. Offering a wide variety of Bubble Sports which includes Bubble Soccer, Bubble Bowling and Bubble Royal Rumble.
Bubble Soccer is a unique version of soccer with a twist: Each player is enveloped inside a giant plastic bubble. This makes kicking the ball even more entertaining, especially when you start bumping into each other, or find yourself upside down!
Originally born in Norway, Bubble Soccer is a safe and exciting new sport that has taken the world by storm. This craze for the new sport has hit USA, Europe, Australia and it is now finally coming to Asia!
Be prepared to experience the most whacky, exhilarating and crazy time with your friends and colleagues. Soccer has just became a contact sport: Bump or be bumped.
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.
They are so passionate about coffee that they established their own plantation in Tropical North Queensland, Australia, providing Singapore with the island’s finest coffee. Lovingly nurtured from plantation to cup their exclusive arabica coffee is grown, harvested and roasted to perfection,
The cafe is contemporary, warm yet vibrant. A great meeting place, chill place and lunch place.
The global activewear brand Lorna Jane will be opening a new store this February at Raffles City.
The Australian brand is on a mission to empower every woman to lead her life best through Active Living.
At the forefront of the movement since 1989 is Founder and Active Living Advocate, Lorna Jane Clarkson. Since sewing her first one-off design in Brisbane, Australia, Lorna has transformed her fashion sensibility into a world-leading Activewear brand.
What started as a passion to deliver unique and inspiring designs to fellow gym lovers, she has now given a whole new meaning to staying fit and healthy - it’s a lifestyle that transcends the walls of the gym.
Aside from industry leading technology, expert craftsmanship and hi-tech performance fabrics, the brand represents a global movement of women living their best, most beautiful lives through Active Living.
Oroton is a 75 year old global lifestyle brand defined by its relaxed, modern Australian approach to luxury.
For the first time in Singapore, customers will be able to experience the coveted Oroton apparel range beside the brand’s iconic leather goods, accessories, jewellery, footwear and men’s collection in the new 800 over square feet store.
The conceptual palette for the project is a considered selection of graduating fresh neutrals and ceramic hues inspired by the warmth of Australian rural landscapes and refined architectural details.
The features are divided by an invisible datum line accentuating the horizontal vistas reflective of the Australian landscapes. By exposing materials in finessed, processed and natural states, a layered environment is created. The concrete plinths feature a craggy front and marble-smooth top and sit at the base of the clay-like textured walls and smooth steel shelves. A symmetrical plinths break the smooth lines of the perimeter of the store and emphasise again the rich Australian landscape abundance in different textures and habitats.