Sushi Plus at Bugis Junction is a new contemporary sushi dining concept by Sushi Express that redefines the conventional conveyor belt sushi with state-of-art technology integration. By delicately balancing quality with affordability, Sushi Plus aims to be the pinnacle of casual dining for Japanese cuisine.
Guoco Midtown is a mixed-use development comprising premium Grade A offices, public and retail spaces, exclusive residences, and the former Beach Road Police Station which is a conserved building. The development will rejuvenate the Beach Road district, redefine public spaces, enhance street life, introduce a new experience of working in Grade A offices and a new concept of luxury city living.
Located at the intersection of two key development corridors along Beach Road and Ophir-Rochor Road in the Central Business District, Guoco Midtown will connect the three office micromarkets of City Hall, Marina Centre and Bugis, and introduce an innovative concept for Grade A offices and re-define the way landlords partner office tenants.
Served by 4 MRT lines and Nicoll Highway, as well as the North-South Expressway in the future, GuocoLand will introduce a new way of luxury city living in response to the new urbanite lifestyles which demands effortless transition between living, working and entertaining.
Ramen Champion is proud to announce that it will now house Gyumaru at its Bugis+ enclave. Gyumaru is the first ramen restaurant in Singapore to serve Gyukotsu Ramen (beef bone ramen), which is a rare dish in the ramen world.
A riff on the popular tonkotsu, the fully emulsified broth of the Gyukotsu Ramen boasts a clear consistency and a pronounced piquant flavour of beef fat. Relish the palate-enveloping note of the beef broth, which is made with beef bone and oxtail. The entire preparation takes two days to complete — the broth is first boiled for nine hours, before it is cooled and refrigerated for it to set into a thick and flavourful concentrate. Each beef broth cube is then simmered over low heat before it is served.
The broth is accompanied with springy thin noodles custom-made from a local Japanese noodle making specialist — for the doneness, there are two options to choose from: soft and hard. Thick tender cubes of well-marbled ribeye sourced domestically from a halal-certified supplier are placed atop the ribbons of al-dente noodles. Other ingredients including green onions and Japanese leek contribute delicate notes to the overall dish. Top the dish with the optional coriander for a local twist and additional fragrant lift!
Gyumaru is in the process of receiving its Halal certification — Muslim gourmands can very soon enjoy non-pork ramen!
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.
Following the continued success of retro arcade bar and discotheque, NINETEEN80, A Phat Cat Collective is excited to announce the launch of its second bar and club concept, Pinball Wizard. Opening its doors from mid-September 2019, the new space draws inspiration from the vintage glory days of the popular arcade machine, the pinball, with imaginative drinks and music of the 90s mixed with 00s and current hits.
Located in the basement of Sim Lim Square, Pinball Wizard breathes fresh life into the iconic building, in which after opening in the late 80s, has become known as the largest hub for gadgets and tech in Singapore. Pinball Wizard is the first concept bar to open in Sim Lim Square, following the rejuvenation of offerings within the IT mall with hip cafes and retail spaces. Combining timeless pinball games with a great entertainment line-up and bar programme, Pinball Wizard will open throughout the evening before transitioning into club mode at night.
Describing their latest venture, Joshua Pillai, Managing Director of A Phat Cat Collective says, “Sim Lim Square is an unsuspecting yet exciting choice for our newest concept. Fueled by the offbeat charm of Sim Lim Square, we wanted to create a hidden intimate space that is unexpected but stylish with lots of character.” Yafith A. Hamid, A Phat Cat Collective’s Operations Director, adds, “Pinballs have become a rare find in Singapore, and we are thrilled to introduce a bar and club that puts a spotlight on it. We had requests for pinballs in NINETEEN80, and we thought that it was something that we could build an entire theme around. It is simple and accessible for anyone to play with just two buttons, but it’s a game that comes alive and has inspired a massive culture surrounding it.”
A Phat Cat Collective is made up of co-founders Joshua Pillai, Yafith A. Hamid (YA5TH) and Francesca Aurora Way, who are known for their curated concepts and events within the F&B and nightlife scene in Singapore. In June 2018, they launched their first concept, NINETEEN80, which is located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, provides a nostalgic throwback to all things 80s.
As Singapore’s only dedicated pinball bar, Pinball Wizard, which is also the name of the classic rock anthem by British rock band, The Who, is an endearing moniker for pinball enthusiasts. Playful creativity abounds in this imaginarium of the past and present, through an out-of-the- box and groovy perspective on music, games, design, innovation and popular culture.
With the successful debut of Lee Hwa’s JewelSpace at their Suntec City boutique in 2018, Lee Hwa Jewellery is elevating its latest boutique, Lee Hwa’s JewelPlay at Bugis Junction, with elements of fun and romance. Targeted at millennial couples and fashion-forward shoppers, the boutique at Bugis Junction receives a complete makeover and reopens its doors in July.
Lee Hwa’s JewelPlay breaks the rules of traditional jewellery store formats and redefines the customer experience by transforming jewellery shopping into a time of creative expression and carefree play – hence its name. Thoughtfully designed, the boutique is packed with a slew of interactive touch-points and spaces geared at showcasing the brand’s bridal jewellery collection, Lee Hwa Romance, as well as their extensive multi-wear series catered to the young and the young-at-heart.
“Besides the trendsetting multi-wear jewellery for daily wear, we observed a growing demand among young couples. We want to be a part of every couple’s unique love journey, from couple bands, to proposal ring, wedding bands, bridal jewellery, and anniversary gifts. Every piece of jewellery is a
celebration of love, a memory to behold. With our new JewelPlay boutique, we are providing an engaging space for them to revel in the experience and celebrate their love story together,” Mavis Toh, business director of Lee Hwa Jewellery.
Donned in millennial-favourite shades and metallic sheens, the boutique is not only an upgrade from 560 sq ft to 880 sq ft but a refreshing yet casual variant from the usual jewellery retail stores. Drawing inspiration from art galleries, jewellery pieces are placed in vertical wall displays built for eye-level viewing.
Customers can try on their favourite jewels in front of the store’s JewelPlay Mirror, a vanity mirror similar to the ones red-carpet stars have in their dressing rooms. Its adjustable lighting promises plenty of gram-worthy opportunities for customers to capture that perfect selfie or wefie.
Dimbulah Coffee has recently opened their new bistro concept outlet within the Raffles Hospital complex.
The stylish bistro offers a gourmet menu and full bar service – open until late evenings.
Beverage highlights at Dimbulah include their signature coffees like Dimbulah Piccolo Latte and Dimbulah Flat White. The bar carries German beer, Veltins Grevensteiner, which is a unique lager from the Veltins brewery and is named after the place where it comes from - Grevenstein.
Lovingly nurtured, Dimbulah's exclusive Arabica coffee is grown, harvested, and roasted to perfection on their plantation, Dimbulah Mountain Estate.
The additional floor area of 220,000 sq ft will allow Raffles Hospital to expand its clinical services and grow its clinics and inpatient beds to meet growing patient needs in Singapore for the next 10 years.
With Raffles Specialist Centre in operation, Raffles Hospital is able to offer more quality services through new centres, such as the Raffles Breast Centre and Raffles Vascular Intervention Centre. The two centres aim to provide one-stop care to medical conditions relating to the breast and disorders relating to the circulatory system respectively.
The areas freed up allowed for the retrofitting of two floors in Raffles Hospital to new wards to meet growing demand. Ward 10 consists of 64 private inpatient beds, including a presidential suite, 43 suites and choice of 2-bedded and 4-bedded rooms. Designed to be an oasis for comfort and healing, rooms in ward 10 are an ideal resting sanctuary for recovery. Ward 13 is designed with generous space allocation for patients under the Ministry of Health Emergency Care Collaboration scheme to recuperate in comfort. Read more about their expansion here.
Heels tap against the tarmac, the purring of the engine grows louder, newspaper rustles as someone turns the page. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare to fly across the Atlantic in style courtesy of Idlewild, Singapore’s newest, most exciting cocktail bar.
Idlewild, the original name of the John F. Kennedy International Airport, was at the heart of the action when the first commercial transatlantic flight took to the skies in the 1940s, heralding three decades of what we would come to know as the Golden Age of air travel as travellers set off to exotic lands in search of untold stories and new adventures.
Inspired by the decadence and romance of air travel’s resplendent years, Idlewild takes guests on a journey through the era’s greatest hits – popular travel destinations along the transatlantic route, music that defined that generation and the indulgence and luxury that underscored it all. Each element has been interpreted for a modern age from a stellar cocktail programme featuring modern craft spirits infused with influences from around the globe, to a live band playing postmodern tunes. Expect an eclectic mix of music from the late 1940s to 1960s from pulsing, rhythmic funk and soul to booming big band swing sounds and haunting, heart wrenching blues. Smooth, lilting jazz tunes take centre stage this month with London-born singer songwriter Janine Annice in town as the first lead singer at Idlewild accompanied by a four-piece house band.
Enter Idlewild through a salon style entrance which keeps arrivals discreet and adds to the intrigue and mystery of the space. Something glittering will catch the eye – a Cabinet of Curiosities lined with glistening mirrored tiles; inviting guests on an exploration of the world through over 50 rare and exotic spirits and a plethora of trinkets and drink paraphernalia curated from travels across the globe. Perfectly complementing the main holding of over 250 craft spirits and liqueurs.
The interior is separated into two distinct areas, the Parlour and the Main Room, both characterised by plush furnishing and vibrant accent pieces gently lit by the use of warm, old-world club style lighting that transitions throughout the day, adding a soft, dreamy glow. For something more private, choose one of the raised large bay window booths that provide a secluded spot for a romantic date. Upon departure, immortalise a night at Idlewild with a stop at the Ribbon Wall – a modern day message board – to leave a note or a signed coaster for a friend to discover on their next visit.
Their cocktail programme was inspired by 10 cities along the popular Transatlantic Route – Dublin, Rome, Lima, Lisbon, New York, Casablanca, London, Paris, Mexico City and Havana. 20 signature cocktails (from S$20++ each) are artfully created using innovative and modern techniques and include a variety of artisanal spirits often sourced from small batch distilleries in each location, and rare vintages. Each location is also represented with a tapas-style bar snack (from S$15++) including Atun Chifa, Duck Rillette and Avocado Fries that draw inspiration from respective native cuisines.
Omurice Keisuke is the 17th outlet by Ramen King, Mr Keisuke Takeda under the Ramen Keisuke chain in Singapore. Serving customers with classic Japanese comfort food - Omurice (pronounced as omu-raisu) which is a Western-influenced Japanese dish that consists of a wrapped omelette ("omu") over western fried rice with ketchup. Customise your own Omurice combo by choosing from their range of sauces and salads.
The word’s first Pusheen cafe is coming to Singapore next month.
Pusheen is a female cartoon cat who is the subject of comic strips and sticker sets on Facebook. Pusheen was created in 2010 by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff for a comic strip on their website, Everyday Cute.
The Pusheen cafe's interior will be designed by Belton herself.
Patrons will be able to get their hands on exclusive Pusheen merchandise from the cafe.
Formerly known as a food enclave in Shaw Towers Bugis, Wild Market kicks it up a notch with a wonderfully ‘wild’ multi-play concept with fun rooms housing activities including karaoke, nerf guns, video and board games – paired with communal dining and ice-cold drinks.
Mr Ruben Brandon, Co-Founder of Wild Market Pte Ltd says: “Why choose a single activity on a night out when you can enjoy a multiroom concept at Wild Market? Shoot nerf guns with your greatest nemesis as a target, sing your heart out in our karaoke room, or have a chill night out playing console games or old school board games while indulging quality beers and bites. It’s all about having a ‘wild’ night out with Wild Market.”
MICE events need not be stuffy and boring with Wild Market’s new concept. Special occasions such as solemnisations and birthdays with customers being able to rent out entire rooms and spaces within the establishment for their private use.
The spanking new Wild Market features four different rooms – Meet, Chill, Play, and Sing.
These communal spaces are free-to-use, however private rentals are available upon request with a minimum spend. The common areas at Wild Market feature a full-sized beer pong table, dart boards and a stage with live performances every Friday and Saturday.
Meet – Perfect for private dining, meetings and functions. It comprises a long 240cm table and a TV screen for presentations.
Chill – Self-explanatory, this beanbag seating room offers a plethora of board games and a gaming console complete with video games for a relaxing night out.
Play – This seasonal concept room starts off with nerf guns aimed at a target board. Add picture of nemesis on the target board to complete stress-relief therapy.
Sing – Amateur hobbyist or professional singer, this KTV room is completely soundproof and free for all.
No night out is complete without an array of mouth-watering dishes and ice-cold drinks. Wild Market serves a variety of Japanese-inspired tapas and local delights that would regale any group looking for a good night out.
Wild Market’s drinks menu from their "Wild Bar" also shows off a plethora of beers on tap, affordable wines and cocktails.
Started with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to try their hands at the unforgiving F&B scene in Singapore, "Bazaar" at Wild Market offers a fully-functional space for budding restauranteurs to test out their ideas at $0 rental with a month-long lease period to test the market. Interested parties can contact Wild Market via their Facebook page.
International fashion lingerie label 6IXTY8IGHT is proud to announce the opening of its second and third stores in Singapore at Bugis Junction and Tampines 1 on 24 November and 1 December 2018 respectively, hot on the heels of the opening of its first boutique at VivoCity a mere four months ago, in July.
All local stores mark the first three boutiques for the brand in Southeast Asia. 6IXTY8IGHT’s rapid expansion in Singapore is testament to the overwhelming popularity of the brand’s signature fun, comfy loungewear and lingerie for young women at pocket-friendly prices, designed specifically for the Asian female figure.
At 340m2, the Bugis Junction store will be the largest for the brand in Singapore, with the Tampines 1 store following a close second at 270m2. Both retail stores will feature similar interiors, splashed in 6IXTY8IGHT’S signature pink hue that celebrates the spirit of the 6IXTY8IGHT girl: playful, cheeky and cool. Neon signs featuring fun confectionary-themed motifs and tongue-in-cheek quotes such as “We are serious about FUN” and “Sweet as Sugar, Hard as Ice” decorate the walls to create a cheerful and girly shopping ambience. Customers can look forward to the full range of lingerie, nightwear, loungewear, clothing and accessories at both stores, in addition to pockets of eye-catching spaces for that perfect selfie. Bubblegum pink fitting rooms with neon signs and furry seats at both locations complete this girly shopping paradise.
Founded in 2002, 6IXTY8IGHT is renowned for its fun and inspiring fashion and lingerie for young women. 6IXTY8IGHT is now one of the fastest growing fashion brands in Asia, with more than 160 stores across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and counting.
Tipo 00, also known as “doppio zero” or “granero tero” originates from Italy. It is a type of wheat flour which is smooth and almost silky to the touch.
Tipo Pasta Bar is about the celebration of artisanal produce – the pasta at Tipo are handcrafted using high quality ingredients and the re-imagination of how flavours can be combined and elevated using its surrounding elements. The permutations of pasta and flavours such as Dill & Lemon Fettucine and Saffron Fusilli are among many others that are made from scratch.
Servings are in two sizes, Regulare ($9.90) & Grande ($12.90), each with the option of a combination of shapes and flavours. The pastabilities are endless!
A new chapter to a distinctive and unforgettable whiskey adventure story opens this month with the launch of The Whiskey Library. Ensconced within the ornate and luxurious interior of The Vagabond Club, Singapore’s preeminent luxury boutique hotel with 41 individualistic and elegantly appointed rooms and suites, the Whiskey Library offers over 1,000 bottles of thoughtfully curated rare and refined award-winning whiskies from around the world, and comes with a Membership Programme to beguile guests with a love of whiskey and give them access to the captivating vagabond experience.
Adventure awaits within the vintage art deco exterior of The Vagabond Club. Each room within the luxurious hotel is an oasis of comfort and calm bathed in natural light, bearing the touch of the genius French designer Jacques Garcia, executed in his renowned over-the-top, maximalist panache with Parisian-chic flair.
With the unique Membership Programme, guests who sign up will enjoy 10-room nights at The Vagabond Club (fully transferrable) as part of the S$3,000 annual membership fee.
Members will also have privileged access to 80 lockers, each with its own gilded and tasselled key, evocative of a bygone era of old world charm and hospitality, kept on-site in a specially designed wood-crafted armoire placed in a private space at The Vagabond Club’s salon.
Each locker will store up to 15 bottles of whiskey. Members can bring one of their own bottles for every two bottles purchased at The Whiskey Library. Members will also enjoy special bottle pricing, access to the Vagabond Club gym and reserved seating at regular Whiskey Club events and experiences.
Each bottle at The Whiskey Library has been carefully collected from the finest distilleries from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the US and other countries around the globe, with the collection comprising predominantly single cask and limited-edition bottles. Just as with a great literary work, each bottle is a unique work of art that stirs the imagination, beguiles the mind and excites the spirit.
The creator behind The Whiskey Library is luxury hotelier Satinder Garcha. Motivated by his love and passion for artistry, Garcha has spent two years bringing his dream to realisation.
Designed for what Garcha calls “a club for vagabonds seeking a unique and hidden experience”, the warm and beautifully appointed Whiskey Library hosts up to 75 guests who, while relaxing and enjoying their whiskies, will be entertained with bespoke experiences such as specially curated sung and told Jazz stories, intimate theatre, book readings, artist evenings, musical showcases, and even independent film premieres. Guests will also be able to enjoy delightful small bites prepared by the Chef de cuisine at The Vagabond Club.
In keeping with the theme of artistry and luxury, the vitrines housing the whiskey collection and other crafted white spirits were designed and hand-crafted by local woodsman Mr Ng – one of the few remaining craftsmen in Singapore who continues to create unique furniture pieces. Designed to enhance the decadent elements of the hotel surrounds, the armoires feature brass claw feet to complement the similarly brass Allahbuksh-designed Rhino reception desk.
Akin to the Allahbuksh family from Rajasthan who crafted the enchanting Banyan Trees at The Vagabond Club, Mr Ng has contributed much to the artistry ambience in Garcha’s hotel portfolio.
Bespoke elements such as artisanal ice and an international selection of the finest of cigars, together with the extensive collection of whiskeys, bourbons, and other crafted spirits bring a truly complete and unique experience to guests of The Whiskey Library.
Located at 155 Waterloo Street, Stamford Arts Centre (SAC) is within the Waterloo Street arts belt, a vibrant precinct known for the diverse offerings of arts and cultural programmes and events. Following redevelopment works from 2017 to 2018 that transformed SAC into a modernised Centre with enhanced features, SAC is envisioned to be a vibrant and energetic arts centre focussed on bringing the traditional arts closer to the community, supporting content creation and artistic collaborations.
SAC provides shared facilities for hire on a short-term basis for arts activities and projects. These include five project studios, an acoustically-treated music studio, and a black box.
The SAC black box is designed to be a multi-purpose space that provides an intimate setting for rehearsals, performances or events. With a total floor area of 355 sqm, the fully air-conditioned black box provides performance capabilities with theatre grid and lighting, as well a fully integrated sound system. Retractable seats with a capacity of up to 162 persons are available for small scale performances. A modular sprung floor system is also available when required.
Celebrate magic, friendship, happiness and togetherness at My Little Pony x Kumoya Cafe. A very warm welcome to My Little Pony from their home in Equestria. Be sure to dine and feast in this magical café with their special My Little Pony inspired menu!
Dine, shop, swoon. Visit the themed cafe and bring home some magic with you. You can get your favourite My Little Pony merchandise at the cafe too.
On the menu: Candylicious Rainbow Fruity Shibuya Toast, Magical Princesses with Magic Potion Galaxy Cake, Twilight Sparkle Soaring Skies Chicken Katsu Burger, Pinkie Pie Playful Waffles with Karate Chicken and more.
A new brand by Japanese F&B chain Ramen Champion; Teppan no Hoshi is now open at Bugis+. Make your way there and have a taste of Osaka specialities like Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba and more!
Most of you must be familiar with okonomiyaki & yakisoba, but how many of you have tried Modern-yaki? Modern-yaki is the best of both worlds where the noodles are added into your favorite Japanese savory pancake.
JYUNKA and Carragheen, two of Singapore’s own beauty brands have come together to launch JYUNKA by Carragheen at Liang Seah Street. They continue to offer their clients a skin-changing experience with their celebrated proprietary facial treatments and products.
Spanning 1,600 sq ft, this relaxing and pampering beauty oasis is JYUNKA’s second Concept Center, giving clients another convenient venue to experience its range of effective facial treatments and products, including the well-loved JYUNKA V Blanc Treatment and the efficacious JYUNKA Blanc Whitening series.
Carragheen will also continue offering their signature eyelash extension services at the premises.
King and the Pawn; a one-of-a-kind bar and cafe on Purvis Street, featuring over 300 board games, your favourite comfort food with a playful twist, over 10 craft beers, signature cocktails and locally-roasted coffee.
Go explore their wide variety of games, guaranteed to suit every occassion and taste. Ranging from rowdy party games to brain-burning strategy games, as well as 2-player games for date nights with a difference!
â€‹Their game gurus will also be on hand to recommend and teach the games, so you can quickly get started on the fun bits!
Apart from games, they also focus on serving great food and drinks, because no game night (or day) is complete without filling patrons' bellies! Swing by to discover cafe and bar favourites with their chefs' distinctive twists!
Papi’s Tacos is a cozy taqueria and vibrant Mexican eatery located on Singapore's bustline Seah Street.
Reflecting the informal street dining culture of Central Mexico, Papi’s Tacos represents the long-awaited arrival of authentic, fuss-free Mexican fare in the Lion City.
Along with a convivial atmosphere and honest food steeped in tradition, diners are welcomed with heartfelt hospitality from a kitchen helmed by Head Chef and Partner, Mauricio Espinoza. Mauricio (or Papi, as the people around him like to call him), hails from the small town of Papalotla, Mexico and brings his heritage to an array of simple, yet mouthwatering tacos and native dishes. And because no taqueria is complete without the requisite selection of high-quality tequilas, guests are treated to a straightforward menu of bebidas and refreshing margaritas from the gurus behind the legendary cocktail bar Employees Only.
Singapore will not be short of new & upcoming cafes. Another cosy one by the name of Löwe'f Artisanal, has recently started on Queen Street.
The people at Löwe'f Artisanal spent many years creating beautiful tasting food for their family and friends. Finally, their doors are open to discerning foodies to feast and appreciate life at it's finest with them.
On the menu: Westcombe's Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Citrus Salmon Sandwich, Queen Street Chicken Burger and more.
Q-WA Izakaya opens its second outlet, gracing Tan Quee Lan Street with its divine pairing of White Charcoal (Sawdust Binchotan) grilled Japanese delights and diverse range of Japanese alcohol at incomparable prices.
A hidden gem nestled along 103 Beach Road, just a stone's throw away from Bugis MRT, it features an extensive menu of Yakimono, Light Bites, Deep Fried cutlets, Don and Udon - the savoury accompaniments to an affordable ($5 per) glass of artisanal Japanese beer, sake, whiskey, or shochu during Happy Hour!
Q-WA Izakaya takes pride in serving quality grilled Yakimono of chicken, pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian variants using finest ingredients shipped in from Japan. Marinated with an in-house Garlic Spice Powder and gourmet Moshio (seaweed salt), these signature skewers are meticulously grilled over one of the top-grade Sawdust Binchotan charcoals, imbuing it with a distinct touch of smokiness and umami. With a true love for Japanese street food, no stones are left unturned in the owner, Rita's effort in recreating authentic Japanese grilled skewers with its maximum tastes.
Adorned with warm Japanese decors and fibngs, bright lanterns, and kawaii koinobori (carp streamers), its beckoning and casual atmosphere is reminiscent of a traditional hole-in-the-wall Izakaya in Japan. Trebled with quality Japanese street fares and affordable selection of Japanese alcoholic beverages, Q-WA Izakaya delivers an authentic Izakaya experience that transports customers straight into the heart of Japan!
Chix Hot Chicken is an American South inspired fried chicken shack that serves Nashville Style Hot Chicken and Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken, with love. This new casual eatery is owned by 1st Singapore Idol winner, Taufik Batisah.
Other than Buttermilk Fried Chicken, one of their signatures is the Nashville Hot Chicken which is served with the world’s spiciest peppers!
The Nashville Hot Chicken is a Nashville specialty; fried chicken breaded & coated with spices, served with white bread & pickles.
How hot can you handle your chicken? Find out at Chix Hot Chicken.
Steakville source for their beef supplies from specific farms and regions, bringing specialised farm breeds to their cozy restaurant in Sunshine Plaza. They aim to bring the “farm-to-table” dining experience to their customers whereby patrons can find out more about the steak they are having. You can view their menu here.
Their collaborative partner, Candour Coffee Bar, provides a wide selection of beverages, ranging from artisan coffee to signature coffee mocktails, creating options and playful choices for everyone.
Modern French Cuisine takes centre stage in the recently revamped fine dining restaurant, Gunther's, which is helmed by award-winning chef Gunther Hubrechsen.
Residing at the swanky Purvis Street since August 2007, Gunther’s bring sophisticated Modern French Cuisine to the chic fine dining scene. The meticulously-crafted restaurant, whose name yields the personality of Gunther himself, the man behind this establishment, depicts the realization of a dream that he has over the years - that is a place to call his home.
The revamp of the restaurant is a contemporary interpretation of art nouveau woodwork. An art style that originated in Belgium and gained popularity in France around 1900, it was fitting that Belgian Chef Gunther Hubrechsen of fine Modern French Cuisine was drawn to it and wanted his Singapore-based restaurant new interior to evoke luxury through the delicate curved forms of the art nouveau style.
Gunther’s food is down-to-earth – like the man himself – yet deftly executed to perfection with elegance and finesse. His gift lies in his ability to re-interpret classic dishes and flavours, breathing new life into them in terms of both taste and presentation. He devises unusual flavour combinations with delicate sensitivity, resulting in dishes that are pleasurable to eat, yet a novel to experience. Equally central to his culinary distinction is his passionate belief in plating each dish to heighten its visual appeal. The chef frames each of his dishes with an artist’s eye and constantly aims to fashion gastronomic works of art that pleases both eye and palate.
La Cala (“the bay” in Spanish), as their name implies, embodies the Spanish spirit & soul and strives to offer diners a place to savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine at a relaxed pace in a sophisticated and laid-back atmosphere. They take pride in offering an authentic menu from the Mediterranean basin with a distinct Spanish flair, using the best of best, top-grade ingredients sourced from Europe, while keeping prices reasonable.
Enjoy their creations like the 'Boneless Spanish Suckling Pig with Melon'. Crispy crackling with tender meat, this dish lends various textures packed with tons of flavour.
Another of their signature dishes, Fideuà, is a noodle paella with Catalan origins that comes with squid ink broth and calamari. Crispy, savoury, and uniquely Catalan.
Enjoy the ultimate Korean party experience with 36.
Located in the heart of Singapore, 36 is the first korean-themed danceclub offering a ground-breaking party experience, in a raw, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that makes the nightlife experience in the intimate space of 36 so unique.
Alongside Korea’s many party antics, 36 aims to blend Korean music with electro and hip-hop genres, through its line-up of both Singaporean and Korean resident DJs, as well as local, regional and international performers.
Meating Place is a meat joint at DUO Galleria made for all to meet and get together.
Be it meat, seafood or vegetables - the marriage of fuss-free fundamental cooking techniques and well-sourced ingredients takes centre stage here. They know their meats and they do them right using their own in-house dry aging methods, to popular and unconventional cuts alike.
They believe that affordability should not compromise quality and they want to feed all. Whether it's one or many, they are happy to meat you and provide good food with a smile, at honest prices.
Atap is a non-alcoholic quintessential rooftop bar serving localised bespoke mocktails, located in the heart of Singapore’s heritage quarters, Arab Street.
With an amazing view, Atap is secretly located at one of the highest points of the area, nestled at the rooftop of a hipster hostel - Shophouse Hostel.
Atap is the first bar of its kind serving only non-alcoholic drinks and bespoke mocktails. All the drinks served at Atap are unique, just like their mocktails which are concocted using common herbs, fruits and spices from their very own garden to bring familiarity to your taste buds with a classic local twist. Every drink tells a story written deep within Singapore’s ancient history and folk legend. While you’re at it, come try their nostalgic nibblets and delicious bar snacks as well!
Going to Atap will transport you back to the colonial days of Singapore’s kampong past. Here you will take a trip down memory lane and relive back your younger days and get drunk on unbridled playfulness, fresh nostalgia and their favorite view of this heritage area.
p/s: you will need to climb 5 stories to reach the bar.
Cast Iron, a modern Japanese grill restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city vibes.
Located at a peaceful area overlooking the garden setting of Duo Galleria. Dine or have drinks under the beautiful night sky at their al-fresco area.
Be greeted with a refreshing vibe as you step inside the premises with its intricate woodwork interior design and traditional Japanese wall murals.
Cast Iron offers a wide range of delicacies ranging from traditional Japanese to Western Grills. Grilling with passion as it would be Robata or Gaucho style, be prepared to be taken apart by the Chef’s brilliance. Be it tenderness, moist, slicing it is just heavenly. After that indulge in delicately handmade sushi and sashimi by the chefs over the cold counter and be introduced to intriguing Omakase options that will cater to even the most exquisite palate.
FAME is the first rooftop KTV pub in town. Located on the top floor of Bugis+, this octagon-shaped pub with a woody cottage theme surrounded by glass windows provides you more than just coziness but an all new concept of what you have never experience.
FAME is equipped with a top notch ktv system, darts board, stage plus live band performances, open mic nights and many more that will ensure patrons' visits/private events will be more than a memorable experience. Whether it's a private function, networking event or a birthday party, they will assist you through the entire process from planning stages throughout the event with attentiveness and warmest hospitality.
Kampung Glam is now home to FOMO, a new hipster food court which houses 7 eateries all under one roof.
In synonymous with ‘fear of missing out’, FOMO desires to bring about a collective of various neighbourhood food kakis to satisfy any heart, soul of a true foodie.
Anchored in the heart of Kampong Glam, FOMO is a hip-styled food court which transports its patrons to feast on its unique experience for all senses. From a tropical-paradise themed ambience with Instagrammable facades, private courtyard, local and trendy affordable food choices, to craft beers and wine selections, FOMO is a vibrant destination to be at.
From production room to cup or cone, every batch of aROMA Gelato is the result of meticulously crafted recipes, hardworking and happy staff and sourcing the best quality ingredients they can find.
At aRoma, they keep things simple. They are extremely picky in choosing the best ingredients for their gelato -- they want the natural flavours to shine.
Their gelatos are fresh. They hand-make their gelatos daily, and store them in air tight pozettos prior to serving to ensure that they give you the best quality gelato in every spoonful.
They believe that good gelato will keep you coming back for more. When you get to the front of the line, they're all yours. So take your time to sample their flavours and ask their friendly scoopers about what makes them so special.
Joe & Dough was founded in 2009 with the dream to make good coffee and sandwiches accessible to everyone. They don't do a whole lot, but what they do, they do it right with a great deal of care, sincerity and pride. Their latest outlet is now open at DUO Galleria.
Joe & Dough likes to turn the daily routine of coffee and sandwiches into a bespoke treat. From sourcing the best Arabica beans that they grind on demand to insisting on baking their own breads and choosing only the finest ingredients, they serve coffee and food that they are genuinely proud of. Ultimately, they believe that there is no secret ingredient for great taste, just good, honest food and coffee made by people who care.
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.
Lovers of all things Korean – raise your soju glasses to K-JU, the lastest gastropub to bring Seoul’s night dining culture to Singapore.
K-JU is a kitchen and soju bar in the heart of the vibrant Bugis precinct, offering diners a delectable list of skewered meats, seafoods and cooked dishes, pairing perfectly with Korean soju! From crowd-pleasing light bites to boozy cocktails and lively Soju bombs, a night out with friends at K-JU promises to be a whole lot of yummy fun.
Sumo Bar Happy is a modern ramen and tachinomi sake bar in the heart of Singapore's Bras Basah arts district. They have a focus on one-cup sake and tonkotsu ramen with beef toppings.
Sumo Bar Happy is opened by the folks behind Tanuki Raw.
Oxtail, tendon, sliced cured beef, short rib, and char siew are in their Sumo Ramen bowl and will make you feel complete. Enjoy their one cup sakes paired with bowls of 48-hour simmered tonkotsu broth. Pure bliss.
By the same folks behind Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro; Muslim-owned Lickety Ice-Cream Parlour at Bussorah Road serves Hong Kong/Macau-style egglet waffles with a selection of 16 hard-to-resist ice-cream flavours.
Lickety is about spreading fun and happiness through the best dessert combination in the world – ice-cream and waffles!
From Asian ice-cream flavours like Mao Shan Wang Durian and Gula Melaka to more international ones like Earl Grey & Fig and Cotton Candy Bubble Gum, there is something to please everyone.
Fred Perry prides itself on being the first British heritage brand to successfully blend sportswear with streetwear to create some of the most iconic styles of the last century. Throughout their history, they have always stayed true to their ethos of authenticity, integrity and attitude.
Their latest space will be opening soon at Bugis Junction featuring an industrial-chic interior.
The brand was born in the late 1940s, when former Austrian footballer Tibby Wegner approached three times Wimbledon champion Fred Perry with an idea. Their initial venture was the very first sweatband, which was quickly adopted by tennis players across the courts of Britain. In 1952 the pair launched what was to be Fred Perry's most famous garment: a slim fit cotton pique shirt with Laurel Wreath embroidery.
Monster Curry is a fast-growing Japanese Curry restaurant chain here in Singapore. They have a total of 10 outlets, with their Suntec City, Bugis Junction and JEM outlets being the latest to the family. These 3 outlets were established within a short 2-month period between June-July.
Be mesmerised by the distinct flavour made from fresh fruits, a unique Japanese curry with selectable spiciness level coupled with a range of assortments on a whopping plate size of 34cm in diameter!
Monster Curry’s sauce contains up to 14 different spices and vegetables and requires up to two days to cook so as to bring out the “Umami” to its fullest.
Peranakan Flavours at Tan Quee Lan Street serves authentic peranakan dishes well-loved by locals and foreign friends. They were previously located inside The Ardennes Hotel at Jalan Klapa and have relocated to their new address.
Some of their signatures include Nanas Yong Tau Foo (a Peranakan style Yong Tau Foo in pineapple coconut curry sauce) and Ikan Sumbat (a double stack of snapper fish & otah wrapped & deep fried in fish skin).
Located at the new DUO Galleria complex at Beach Road and as Asia’s first Peruvian Cevicheria; TONO Cevicheria is a full-service restaurant serving a complete Peruvian menu.
TONO, Peruvian slang for “party”, is the first-ever authentic Peruvian cevicheria in Singapore.
Founded by Peruvian Chef Daniel Chavez of OLA Cocina del Mar, its team of Lima-trained Latin American chefs headed by Executive Chef Mario Malvez serves true-blue Peruvian ceviche and other delights from the cuisine, paired with Pisco Sour, the definitive drink of the cevicheria.
TONO Cevicheria focuses on fresh, carefully sourced ingredients with a sustainability slant, particularly seafood, and is a proud flag bearer of Peruvian culinary heritage and progress. It does all this within a party ambience of fun, happiness and Salsa, and the big-heartedness that Peruvians are known for.
It will become easier to go car-lite in the city, with the transformation of Bencoolen Street, and as the Government lines up a series of other infrastructural projects and initiatives to make walking, cycling, and riding public transport more pleasant and conducive.
Bencoolen Street has been revitalised, with 2 of the 4 original car lanes converted into wider walking spaces for pedestrians, and a dedicated cycling path. Pedestrians can now enjoy the lush greenery along the open walkway, and take comfortable walks using the sheltered link-ways connecting various transport nodes to nearby developments, such as Manulife Centre and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
To inject vibrancy into the streetscape, the Urban Redevelopment Authoriry (URA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) collaborated with students and alumni from NAFA to design and install a series of unique benches that line Bencoolen Street today. More than 125 new bicycle parking lots have also been installed at key destinations along the street.
The dedicated cycling path along Bencoolen Street will connect to existing and future cycling routes all over Singapore. The Bencoolen Street cycling path will link up to Queenstown-City to the west, Bishan-City and the North South Corridor to the north, and the Central Area cycling network to the south. The Central Area cycling network extends from the Marina Bay area, and connects to the eastern part of Singapore via the East Coast Park.
Challenger's flagship store is now at Bugis Junction, with 15 lifestyle zones designed to make gadget shopping fuss-free and easy for everyone.
The store houses experiential zones where you can find/try out the latest technology in market, like an immersive virtual roller coaster ride with the Samsung Gear VR at the Galaxy Plus VRcade or you can check out the latest gaming devices from Razer at the Razorzone and also learn more about the different drones from Parrot and DJI.
For those into Fitness, their Fitness Station would be pretty interesting as it showcases the latest smart watches, activity trackers and accessories optimised for sports. Spice up your fitness routine with the help of technology and stay on track of your goals.
Founded in 1982, Challenger is a dynamic IT retailer based in Singapore. Well-known for its strong brand name, attractive member privileges and strong partnerships with major global brands, you can now shop at almost 50 stores island-wide or 24/7 online at Hachi.tech, their e-shopping marketplace portal.
Experience a new twist to timeless Chinese classic cuisines at Song Garden located at Mercure Singapore Bugis.
Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung who has more than 40 years of experience, leads the team. And for the dim sum section, you might want to know that Chef Leung Chi Man cares for it and formerly from the renowned East Ocean Restaurant, with 30 years of experience.
On the menu; Lobster with pumpkin purée, Sautéed asparagus with wild mushrooms in white truffle oil, Mentaiko cod fillet and more.
Opening in March 2017, Fitness First at Bugis Junction is all set to give you a unique workout experience.
With 7 workout zones and their largest Group Exercise studio, they know you will love their newest addition. Located in the heart of Bugis, the 1660 square meter facility with 5 meter high ceilings will be equipped to take your training experience to new levels.
FatPapas, a great tasting venture by FatBoy's and Singaporean rapper, actor and radio personality, Sheikh Haikel is now at 17 Bali Lane.
FatPapas is a restaurant to provide halal Burgers, Ribs, Shakes and more!
On the menu; Salted Egg Crab Pasta, Country Fried Steak, Wimpy Burger (house-blend beef patties with turkey bacon and BBQ sauce), Black Peppercorn Burger (a classic beef burger smothered in thick black peppercorn gravy), Chilli Chicken Boners (wings slathered in sambal ikan bilis), Gula Melaka milkshake and more.
Mellower Coffee is a coffee house from Shanghai specialized in specialty coffee from various places around the world. Its two-storey global flagship store in Singapore is now at Bugis.
They carry coffee beans from many regions of the world and they strive to give their customers the best coffee experience, be it in taste or presentation. You can chat up their friendly baristas to see what type of single origin coffee is being offered for the week.
Their house blend coffee is specially flown in from Shanghai and hand crafted by their baristas to give you a new perspective on coffee
The nationally treasured Parkview Square building is to reveal Singapore’s most highly anticipated bar concept of recent years - ATLAS.
Opening in March and located in the vibrant ground floor lobby of the unique office tower, ATLAS will welcome residents, professionals and drinks aficionados from Singapore and beyond to a stand-out, sophisticated all-day drinking and dining destination.
The ATLAS Gin Collection will provide the world’s most diverse and thoughtfully curated physical compilation of this popular spirit. Assembled in an impressive ceiling-high tower, the display will form the centrepiece of the expansive venue. Appointed by Master of Gin, Jason Williams, the selection includes everything from 1910 London dry gins to the best of modern craft gins from the far corners of the world.
Beneath the bar lies a bespoke rose gold walk-in Champagne Room housing the ATLAS Champagne Collection. Guests are invited to taste the rare treasures from one of Asia’s most sought-after Champagne lists.
Greendot's 7th outlet would be opening soon at Bugis Junction. It was founded in 2011 with the intention of making healthy meat-free meals convenient, accessible and affordable to the mass.
Greendot holds a common belief that everyone can make a positive difference to the world by simply consciously choosing what they eat. By repackaging traditional vegetarian cuisine, Greendot aims to revolutionise the vegetarian industry by providing a greener, healthier alternative to conventional fast food, and also to popularise vegetarian cuisine amongst health conscious working adults.
Parkview Museum, is a swanky new art space from the Parkview Group. Located in the heart of the art and cultural districts, Parkview Museum will be a platform for the expression and popularisation of contemporary art in Singapore with its vast column-less space and 7 metre high ceilings – certainly a hint to the immense potential of things to come.
Parkview Museum is set to open in mid-March 2017 with global travelling art exhibition, ‘On Sharks and Humanity’.
H:Connect is a Korean fashion label made for contemporary, unique and stylish people who are passionate and positive. Available at Bugis Junction. Now it's time to connect.
The 10-year-old brand has more than 300 stores across South Korea, Taiwan and China, including a flagship store in the upmarket district of Gangnam in Seoul. The Singapore store is the brand's first South-East Asian store.
Hotel G, Singapore’s new lifestyle hotel is scheduled for soft-opening on 17th November 2016.
Hotel G will feature 308 stylish rooms complete with cutting-edge facilities, including two distinct restaurant concepts, trendy communal spaces and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar is located on the Ground floor and will open soon. With a culinary team led by their highly acclaimed Executive Chef, the restaurant offers imported cold cuts and cheese, premium wines and daily specials cooked with quality ingredients. The venue features a cozy communal space, perfect for mingling.
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.
Vivre Activewear is an up and coming local active wear brand designed for daily wear, gym, yoga and other light to medium intensity sports. First launched in April 2014, it has since garnered a strong community of yogis and fitness enthusiasts raving about their apparels. Apart from winning awards for its chic and high performance designs, it has also been featured regularly in fitness magazines.
Reasonably priced from $40-$60, all Vivre’s creations are specially designed to better fit the Asian body frame. Key features include built-in bras for tank tops and moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry and odour-free, so you can concentrate on working hard while looking great.
The new Mercure Singapore on Middle Road has 395 heritage inspired rooms, and is located in the heart of Singapore, leisure, business and cultural districts.
Also situated 5 minutes from Bugis MRT and next to one of the CBD's most vibrant markets, Bugis shopping has everything expected of the savvy traveler in today's world. The hotel includes a lobby lounge and bar, a premier lounge, four small meeting rooms and two restaurants. Facilities include a gym, a swimming pool and sky deck.
At Under Armour, their mission is simple: to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Their team works to build the world’s most innovative performance products.
Everything they make is designed with the athlete in mind to ensure the very best quality and performance. When you put on an Under Armour product, it’s making you better.
ASICS at acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano -. A sound mind in a sound body staying true to the philosophy by which wt was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product . Their mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, they pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon their technological advances and pushing the limits on what they can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. They pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul.
The quick service pizzeria pivots itself on quality ingredients, tasty combinations and a create-your-own experience. With individual portions and personalized approach, TPC reimagines pizzas for individual and group diners who no longer have to compromise on their favourite flavours.
The latest brainchild of Peperoni Pizzeria of Les Amis Group, TPC promises to inject fun and tantalizing flavours that will have diners living the moment!
Discover the latest array of refined casual premium dining Japanese offerings combined with a touch of elegance and modern creativity at Senjyu Sushi's new outlet in Bugis Junction.
Inspired by the truest traditions of Japanese cuisine. Infused with the imagination of contemporary tastes. Senjyu which means ‘eternity of life’ was chosen to convey their lifelong passion in serving the freshest and finest Japanese food. Similarly, the flying crane in their logo symbolizes longevity and soaring to greater heights – a testament to their unwavering dedication in perfecting their craft and reinventing Japanese cuisine.
The combination of these natural flavours engages all senses to elevate the ultimate dining experience.Savour these intricate flavours in a contemporary twist.