With record numbers of first-time bullion buyers, family offices, hedge funds and HNWIs increasing their diversification into this asset class, IPM Group and Auctus Metal Portfolios are positioned to assist individuals, corporate and institutional investors to embrace the critical significance of maintaining a diversified investment portfolio, including an exposure to physical precious metals.
Established in 2014, Indigo Precious Metals Group is a trusted precious metals investment specialist, founded and run by leading metals expert, former investment banker and acclaimed financial analyst David J Mitchell, serving a wide international client base from offices in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.
Founding Partner, David Mitchell shared, "Every asset class has its day in the sun. The global macroeconomic landscape is pointing towards a substantial revaluation of precious metals, driven by a myriad of dynamic factors.
“Exposure to traditional asset classes at this time, including stocks and property is becoming increasingly risky, as a growing acceptance of their extreme overvaluation becomes widespread. Current valuations are simply unsustainable in the longer term. There is a clear and ongoing shift occurring, with increasing global wealth capital flows moving into more defensive and undervalued asset classes. Investors are now demanding the inclusion of physical precious metals within their diversified portfolios.
“We are in the early days of a clearly-defined super-cycle in commodities. Precious metals represent the pointy end of the spear in terms of leading the way forwards in commodity asset appreciation. Expanding our headcount and securing a sizable ground floor retail space in the heart of Singapore's CBD will ensure that we are well equipped to meet this growing demand,” he added.
The new IPM Group retail bullion store features safe, discreet, and easy access to several dynamic bullion showcases and displays as well as well-appointed, private meeting rooms for prospective clients who seek bullion investment advice from their team of bullion experts and advisors. Monitors featuring live spot metal prices adorn the walls and provide investors with real time bullion market information including performance charts, forecasts, and research reports.
As a leading bullion dealer in Singapore since 2014, IPM Group has developed a loyal client base in trading precious metals and a reputation for consistently offering highly competitive premiums across the market. IPM Group offers an extensive selection of internationally recognised brands of investment grade bullion including Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium. Also on offer are rare earths and collectibles in a variety of denominations, weights, and product types.
IPM Group continues to focus on its mandate for offering free and bespoke investment advice as well as sharing in-depth research reports with all clients, as well as offering a comprehensive, low-cost A-class vaulting facility solutions together with Malca-Amit at Le Freeport Singapore (fondly known as the Fort Knox of Asia). Le Freeport Singapore is a world-class and duty-free vaulting facility that ensures total investor privacy, discretion and protection with all client’s vaults being wholly segregated, fully allocated and insured by Lloyd's of London.
To complement the new bullion store at 23 Amoy Street, IPM Group has developed an e-commerce platform and a bespoke client vaulting portal: www.indigopreciousmetals.com with an extensive range of bullion bars and coins for sale, made available 24/7 for both allocated and unallocated, or pooled metal investments.
IPM Group stocks leading LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) accredited brands including world-renowned PAMP Suisse, Valcambi Suisse, Royal Canadian Mint, Australia’s Perth Mint, Asahi Refining USA and Metalor.
The cocktails here are inspired by popular local dishes such as laksa and chicken rice.
Amrith, means nectar of immortality in Sanskrit.
The glasshouse bar is an extension of the Song of India restaurant and run by beverage consultancy, BarSmiths.
Their Hainanese Chicken Rice concotion ($26) is made with a fat-washed rye that takes on the flavours of garlic, ginger, shallots and sesame oil, a ginger liqueur and calamansi juice. The drink is served with a little side of chilled, Hainanese steamed chicken that is sprayed with a fragrant sesame and shallot oil.
After a year-long renovation that saw a series of new restaurants and new spaces created, the InterContinental Singapore is finally ready to open its doors and display its new look to the public.
Taking full advantage of its location in one of Singapore’s strongest cultural districts, the hotel, first built in 1995, is now back with a fuller sense of its place in the Bugis area. This means there is a stronger emphasis on heritage with highlighted Peranakan influences in the Main Tower of the hotel.
One of the main points of the renovation was to firmly establish and connect the hotel to its surrounding areas. Bugis is one of Singapore’s prime heritage locations and a strong centre point for the arts and culture. Elements of this was incorporated into its design even back in 1995, so that the facade of the hotel closely resembles a three-level shop house.
With its Peranakan architectural influences also comes the culture’s strong sense of hospitality. Spaces throughout the lobby and lobby lounge are designed to be inviting. The Concierge Lounge, located in the lobby area, takes on the feel of a Peranakan living room — a place where traditionally hospitality begins. To this end, special artefacts and mementos are placed around the areas to give guests a sense of the area’s art and culture.
The hotel is made up of two towers, the main building and the heritage wing which had been previously renovated in 2011. For this renovation, the main focus was the lobby lounge area, restaurants as well as the rooms and suites.
Rooms and suites also take on a strong Peranakan appeal as well as touches of the shophouses in the area. Colours, patterns, even the air vents were inspired by those found in old Singapore houses. The suites, their renovation only just completed recently, are larger spaces with sitting rooms. Located on the 16th floor, the suites include living room areas and separate bedrooms.
The name 9999.9 or FIVE NINES refers to the finest form of refined gold, a fitting moniker considering its aim to provide gold standards of service, presentation and ingredients, all at prices that won’t leave a smoking hole in your wallet.
Taking seasonal flavors and techniques from around the continent of Europe. FIVE NINES mixes carefully selected wines and fine dining at casual price.
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.
Meta serves up classic French-inspired cuisine with an Asian twist.
Meta – meaning change, alternation, and alteration – serves up classic French-inspired cuisine with an Asian twist in a stylish setting by renowned celebrity interior designer Peter Tay.
Nestled in the Bukit Pasoh conservation area, in the heart of Keong Saik, Meta is a spunky hideout in an evolving neighbourhood full of old world charm and modern buzz.
At Meta, they transform fresh and seasonal ingredients into exciting and inventive dishes.
Familiar and comforting, yet eclectic and edgy, their food aims to please the palate and pleasure the senses.
Classically-trained head chef Sun Kim cut his chops in the kitchens of Waku Ghin and Tetsuya Sydney. A native of South Korea, Sun infuses his Asian heritage into French staples, creating modern masterpieces highlighting flavours of the seasons.
Pastry chef Tammy Mah heads up the pastry team at Meta. With over 15 years of experience, Tammy brings a playful twist to her gourmet pastries, sweets and desserts. She enjoys experimenting with textures, shapes and flavours. Tammy believes that there is always room for dessert.
The newly refurbished The Club is poised to reopen its doors after undergoing a nine-month extensive refurbishment. The Club’s newly defined spaces are set to be the latest luxury boutique setting encapsulating luxurious rooms and five exciting food & beverage – all under one roof.
Upon reopening, the fresh new look will bring travellers and locals alike under one interconnected mix of rooms, restaurants, bars and rooftop venues. Planned as an ideal destination getaway to Ann Siang Hill, the once traditional home of exclusive social clubs will be a prime hotspot to revive the spectacular landscape of the venue’s rich diversity and historical roots. Encompassing a total guest experience from the first encounter until the last, The Club invites guests to mingle and stay throughout with its multitude of offerings from day to night.
The Club resides in a heritage building which features 20 well-appointed rooms including two suitesand five unique restaurants and bars. The tastefully decorated rooms and suites are lavish in style and comfort to capture the essence of pure luxury.
Housing five restaurants and bars under its roof, The Club consists of several new wine and dine concepts. Soon to join the highly acclaimed B28 underground whisky bar, guests can expect to see an impressive lounge café & bar, a graceful champagne yard, a second restaurant by The Disgruntled Chef, and the first Peruvian themed rooftop bar in Singapore. The Club’s new interconnected culture easily bridges the way to experience these unique offerings personally, capturing the energy and essence of each venue.