The Tropic of Cancer passes through the heart of Taiwan, whose year-round sunshine and pure highlands water give life to verdant ranges, imparting to local pineapples a robust flavour unique to the region. These pineapples are used in SunnyHills' popular pineapple cakes. Visit SunnyHills' new flagship store on Seah Street to indulge a box. Also be sure to find out more about their new brand, Forbidden, which is all about irresistible durian pleasures which you can share with anyone and anywhere.
SunnyHills farmers follow the time-honoured tradition of farming naturally, cultivating without pesticides or genetic modification pineapples that are small in size but rich and intense in flavour. Twice a year, their earth pineapple crop ripens with the seasons; in spring the harvest is mellow and sweet, and by the turn of fall, the cool breeze infuses a piquancy to the yield. The full flavours of the seasons can be experienced as no additives are used, just the sensibilities of a baker refined in the gastronomy of natural ingredients.
You can also purchase SunnyHills' delicious treats online here or visit their other retail branch located at Basement 2 of Ngee Ann City.
Know a friend traveling into Singapore and asking for souvenir recommendations? Old Seng Choong is your answer! They have close to 20 carefully curated cookie flavours that carry the heritage and iconic flavours of Singapore, like their Satay, Laksa and Goreng Pisang Cookies, all of which comes with beautiful and convenient packaging.
Founded by renowned local pastry chef Daniel Tay, Old Seng Choong offers traditional bakes and cakes to celebrate every joyous occasion. This eponymous new concept is especially poignant for Daniel Tay, who created it as a tribute to his father, a baker and confectioner himself for over 30 years. It is named after the well-loved Seng Choong Confectionery, which was established in 1965 and run by Daniel’s parents until its closure in 1996. Old Seng Choong pays homage to his father and the confectionery that sparked his culinary ambitions. The brand focuses on traditional festive treats to accompany every momentous occasion and celebration in life. Aside from rolling out promotional items for calendar events such as Mooncake Festival and Chinese New Year, Old Seng Choong will also launch old school bakes with a more nostalgic slant.
Francais, founded in 1957 in Shibuya, Japan, heralds from a family of Japanese confectionery superstars with sister brands such as Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory and LeTAO. There are 44 outlets in Japan, including their newest flagship store in Omotesando, which opened in 2018. The first ever overseas location for Francais has opened at Paragon.
At Francais, they pay homage to the origin of Mille-Feuilles with the use of timeless pastry staple blends of premium fruits, berries, nuts and custard cream sold in sleek and whimsically artsy packaging. It is a perfect representation of heritage Western confectioneries blended with Japanese flair and finesse.
Apart from their popular Mille-Feuilles, their other star product of great renown is The Original and handmade Nama Cheese Lemon Cake made with famed Japanese Setouchi lemons, fluffy mascarpone cheesy and delectably delicious Arla Buko cream cheese from Denmark.
Over the course of a consecutive 31 years, Francais has won numerous awards from Belgium’s acclaimed “Monde Selection” contest, such as firmly placing Francais in the pantheon of master pastry makers in the world.
Junior has released their latest concept, Petite Chalet which celebrates the spirit of 1970s après ski scene with Alpine-themed decor.
With cocktails like Sweater Weather (a cognac-based drink that leans on dark rum, spiced pear and honey), Garden Gnome, Swiss Miss and more, let Petite Chalet transport you to the alps with just one of their new drinks in hand.
Singapore's first ever New York gourmet cookies that provide a crunchy, chunky and chewy texture altogether. Using only quality ingredients, these handcrafted delights will serve you with a taste that is both rich and luxurious in every bite. Coupled with curated fillings and premium toppings, each cookie will be a pleasant surprise to your tastebuds while striking that perfect balance of sweetness. These are not your average cookies, these are Nasty Cookies. Nasty Cookies is now available at the uber-cool Funan mall.
With décor and furnishings that reflect the authentic 19th century heritage building but with a stylish modern twist, the spa pods will gently soothe each sense. Their therapists guide you through moments of mindfulness, encouraging the brain to release feel-good chemicals and relieving any aches and pains.
Their global baker founder, Dean Brettschneider invites all to ‘break bread’ and indulge in an elevated dining experience over a downright delicious new menu.
Situated on a gorgeous grassy knoll just off Loewen Road is an eye-catching ‘glasshouse’ that showcases two of the island’s well-loved food brands – Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza that helm the F&B offerings at Core Collective, the recently-opened fitness, wellness and lifestyle hub.
The two restaurants are surrounded by greenery that is perfect fodder for a children’s activity and pet-friendly area, making this all-glass destination – which spans 12,000 square feet of land – a welcome retreat away from the daily grind. Furnished with light wood tables and accessories complemented by caramel-hued chairs, the space is one that evokes a relaxed atmosphere with a touch of chic. A cosy courtyard bridges both concepts and is a lovely romantic spot for an evening out, or an intimate nook for a private party.
Plank’s fifth outlet serves up its all-time favourites made fresh from an authentic Italian Valoriani Igloo Pizza Oven and available in two sizes – Round (12 inches) and Plank (foot long, outlet-exclusive). Must-orders include the 6 – tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket ($26, $13); 8 - tomato sauce, mozzarella, lamb and fennel meatballs, balsamic onion, caramelised garlic, buttered leeks, herbs and parmesan ($26, $13) and 9 - Pineapple cream sauce, pepperoni, pineapple, blue cheese, mozzarella, chilli lakes, rosemary & basil ($25, $12.50).
For those who are focused on dessert as a main course, the Something Sweet section will fulfil all desires. The Cheese Plank Pizza ($14.50) is topped with blue cheese, fig jam, caramelised garlic, crème fraiche, balsamic glaze, caramelised walnuts, maple syrup, thyme and lemon zest; while the Banoffee Plank Pizza ($14.50) is a good ol’ classic levelled up with roasted pecans and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
At Weber, they pride themselves on two things: making grills that last and providing a lifetime of excellent customer service. Their Weber Asia Customer Service team provides service in 5 languages. Visit the newest Weber Store on Sixth Avenue.
Weber have been celebrating perfect BBQs since 1952 with their superior know-how, unique range of products and our enthusiasm for all things 'Weber'. No other barbecue manufacturer can boast such a wealth of experience and knowledge as Weber. In the same way they invented the kettle barbecue in Chicago from a simple marine buoy, they continue to develop the whole world of barbecuing bit by bit every day.
As one of the world's leading providers with the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry, today Weber is internationally synonymous with barbecuing innovation, perfect barbecue products and the ultimate barbecue experience. With offices in over 40 countries on all continents, they continue to promote the Weber BBQ culture around the world.
Junior has released their latest concept, Pacifica, paying homage to authentic Tiki traditions and unrivalled tropical escapism. Pacifica encapsulates the enchantment of Polynesian culture through artisanal exotic spirits, fresh seasonal ingredients and high-quality décor.
“With Prohibition officially repealed, and recognizing that people hadn’t tasted a decent drink during the previous fourteen years of darkness, with the smell of Rhum always in my nostrils, I started to concoct some unusual, and at the time, exotic drinks”– Ernest Gantt (aka Tiki legend Don the Beachcomber).
Tiki is the manifestation of gracefully swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and exotic visions of island cultured borrowed from tales told by American soldiers. These island dreams manifested themselves into some of the great themed bars of the 1920s and 1930s. The establishments exemplified the lure of the tropics providing a dramatic and inviting escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Pacifica’s cocktail menu is divided into four unique sections; Legends of Liquid Lore, Apertiki, Traditional Tipples of the Tropics and Progressive Potions of Pacifica.
Junior’s concepts reflect the creative spirit and personality of The Proof Collective and serve as a platform to showcase a diversity of curated artisanal spirits and delicious food through an intimate, authentic experience. As an art gallery would change exhibitions, Junior rotates and presents two original concepts each year. With only ten seats in a private space, Junior focuses on one core topic every six months.
Junior’s concepts take guests through a high-touch, ultra-personalized experience, where they have an opportunity to explore hard-to-find spirits, drink carefully crafted cocktails and enjoy food that matches the concept. Guests have the opportunity to interact closely with the Junior team and fellow guests in a cozy setting.
Garcha’s at Six Senses Maxwell is a beautifully appointed Jacques Garcia designed room with club chairs, cocktail tables and bar seating - the quintessential spirits bar to drop by before a meal at Murray Terrace Brasserie or to treat oneself to an after-dinner spirit or liqueur.
Boasting an impressive collection of spirits, Garcha’s tempts with a stunning selection of small batch and artisanal whiskeys, tequilas, gins, rums and vodkas. Straight drinks can be poured from drinks trolleys tableside by bartenders in a relaxing setting with a modern mix of classic jazz, blues and acid jazz funk music playing in the background.
Their all-day menu offers seasonally-inspired fare including the best grass-fed meat, sustainable seafood, organic poultry and vegetarian dishes, created with health & wellness in mind and complemented by a wine list that celebrates the great regions of the world. The brasserie is open throughout the day.
Located on the ground floor of the soon-to-open Six Senses Maxwell and lined with lush tropical foliage is Cook & Tras, a social library restaurant & bar influenced by heritage Straits cuisine.
This establishment will feature a specially curated book collection designed by the UK’s Ultimate Library. Known for their dedication to building bespoke book collections for hotels and private residences around the world, they have put together a storied collection of titles that reflect the local neighborhood as well as volumes on subjects such as wellness, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, natural history, climate change and sustainability.
Designed by famed French designer Jacques Garcia (think NoMad New York), the plush décor of Cook & Tras creates a warmly intimate atmosphere set in a fully curated social library, with richly textured custom-designed furnishings.
Open throughout the day for light breakfasts and an all-day “small-plates for sharing” menu, the venue also has a bespoke cocktail programme on offer.
Melding Singapore’s rich heritage and European tradition, Six Senses Maxwell debuts on December 1, 2018 as the second landmark urban property in the Six Senses collection of hotels, following the Six Senses Duxton opening in April. Both hotels occupy historical buildings in Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar district and each radiates its own distinct personality and charm, while reflecting the neighborhood’s past as a trading center and current status as a vibrant downtown cultural enclave.
Housed in a colonial-style 19th century heritage building, the 138-room Six Senses Maxwell will feature a historically significant Indentures Collection. These comprise vintage land transaction documents that offer a fascinating glimpse into the development of Singapore and the Straits Settlements in the 1800s and early 1900s. The collection represents an historical “paper trail” tracing modern Singapore’s evolution from its beginnings as a swampy, untamed trading port established by Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar for the East India Company to its time under the British Crown, and finally its emergence as an independent nation in 1965.
This rich sense of intertwined Asian and European history is tastefully imbued in Six Senses Maxwell’s warm and stylish interior, fashioned by the famed designer Jacques Garcia with alluring touches in burnished timber finishes and lightened up with elegant paintwork.
“Our Six Senses Maxwell property brings alive and celebrates the heritage and traditions of Singapore’s past, while reflecting a warm European influence and personality,” says General Manager Murray Aitken. “Guests here and at Six Senses Duxton not only have the opportunity to utilize facilities at both properties, they will also be able to truly appreciate the cultural and historical backdrop that makes these experiences special and true to the local culture.”
Keeping with local customs, Six Senses Maxwell will also be home to a traditional ice cream tricycle where complimentary Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwiches will be served by an “Uncle” (a respectful term of address for an elder male in Singapore) to hotel guests. Made of a slab of ice cream wrapped up in a slice of rainbow- colored bread, these longstanding local favorites come in a variety of flavors, ranging from chocolate, mint and mango, to more unique twists such as sweet corn, durian and red bean, all made using only organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. In line with Six Senses’ sustainability practices, the ice cream tricycle will use a solar-powered generator to keep the ice cream sandwiches refrigerated.
Six Senses Maxwell features five spa pods, each with an ensuite bathroom, where you can unwind with a selection of holistic wellness and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists and visiting practitioners. There is also a relaxation room and an outdoor rooftop lap pool with a sundeck, bar and lounge area. Next to the lap pool, a modern gym features cardio equipment, weights machines and functional training elements where guests can enjoy fun workouts at all levels.
A Special Opening Offer is available for direct bookings online via sixsenses.com. Guests can enjoy a 15 percent savings on the Best Available Rate and the offer includes daily breakfast for 2 people, a guaranteed room upgrade and a signature cocktail for 2 persons. *Terms & Conditions apply.
Coco & Frank is a home-grown premium confectionery brand offering products that are all-natural and curated to deliver a well-balanced texture and taste. Aside from the signature oatmeal cookies, their butter cookies are eggless which are carefully curated and individually handmade by their chefs.
Coco & Frank are continually working on creating a new selection of baked goods and confectionery for their discerning customers.
They are proud to present the best combinations of oatmeal, enriching the flavour of oatmeal in every way possible. To try them, these local delights are available at their outlets at VivoCity and Westgate.
Last but not least, six specially blended gourmet tea are also available to compliment any of their sweet creations, perfect for gifting or pampering oneself.
Visit YOKU MOKU's new ION Orchard boutique for some of their renowned & delectable cookies! They have just made the move into their new home from Level 3 to Basement 4 of the mall. Unlike any of their previous boutiques; this new boutique comes with a private buying room for customers who prefer a more exclusive experience while buying YOKU MOKU cookies.
There is a small town in Sweden called JOKKMOKK, located north of the Arctic Circle on the shore of a lake surrounded by forests. This quaint town inspired YOKU MOKU's founder, Noriichi Fujinawa to create the YOKU MOKU brand in Tokyo over 40 years ago, as he admired the town’s delicious home-made confectionery, cookies and simple way of life.
Made with the finest butter, flour, and other ingredients, YOKU MOKU cookies are crafted to deliver fine taste and melt-in-your-mouth experiences.
At YOKU MOKU, they believe in creating luxury confectionery and cookies that are driven by sincerity and care. All their products are made in Japan and contain no preservatives.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
Freshly baked Salted Egg Yolk Cookies and Sinpopo Brand’s locally-inspired cake assortment are now available at their newly-opened Paragon takeaway outlet.
Sinpopo Brand started as an ode to Katong and its unique Peranakan heritage. Developed by the same team behind Awfully Chocolate, Sinpopo Brand too has its own unique range of locally-inspired handmade cakes.
Nestled in the green leafy suburb of Greenwood, Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers is an intimate 30-seater restaurant with outdoor seating and it is also child & dog friendly. Take the opportunity to sit at the bar to watch their chefs create your favourite burger in the open kitchen.
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers serves up honest burgers, where simplicity is key, where burgers are made from real bread and filled with wholesome good quality ingredients.
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.
The regional art scene is set to become more vibrant with the major revamp of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
SAM’s museum programming will continue throughout the revamp which is likely to cost around $90 million. Internationally renowned SCDA Architects have been appointed to manage the redevelopment of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) buildings.
SAM opened to much fanfare in 1996 in a converted museum space that once housed the former Saint Joseph’s Institution and has not upgraded its premises since. The upcoming building works will address the growing needs of contemporary art in Singapore and focus on improving the visitor experience at SAM. The project is targeted for completion in 2021.
SAM currently occupies two separate buildings – the former St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) along Bras Basah Road - a gazetted National Monument, and the former Catholic High School, located along Queen Street. The redevelopment plans include the creation of a fully contiguous museum, more spaces to accommodate museum-based learning opportunities, as well as the infrastructure to display large-scale or technologically- demanding artworks.
SAM’s museum programming continues to take place at SAM at 8Q till end of January 2019. Thereafter, members of the public can look forward to pop-up contemporary art projects at partner venues, as well as co-curated and touring exhibitions by SAM.
Prior to the commencement of the building works, a series of archaeological activities will take place at the former SJI building during Singapore Heritage Festival 2018, as part of the National Monument’s bid to deepen the public’s understanding of its history, which dates back to 1855.
The NCO Club (known previously as the NAAFI Britannia Club) served as a vital social amenity for non-commissioned officers and their families since 1952. Gazetted alongside Blocks 1, 9 and 14 of the Beach Road Camp for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), it was one of the first modern architectural heritage buildings to be conserved in Singapore.
The NCO Club is a building that has been synonymous with the spirit of patriotism and nascent nationalism in Singapore bearing great historical, social and political significance as a place where generations of military servicemen congregated and interacted in an egalitarian, multi- ethnic setting. This was a significant milestone in Singapore’s colonial history.
Together, the four conservation buildings form a unique enclave that embodies different eras in Singapore’s history, expressed through their varied architecture. Like the conserved pre-war Tiong Bahru estate, Blocks 1, 9 and 14 reflect early Modernism with inflections of the Art Deco style. On the other hand, the NCO Club is characteristic of the more austere post-war Modernism and is one of the rare intact examples of modernist architectural heritage in Singapore. They are also representative of a milestone in Singapore’s conservation history where the buildings are neither part of a historic shop house district, nor individual monuments, but a cluster of historically and functionally-related institutional buildings.
Visit the newest member of the Rendezvous Hotel Singapore family; PlusEightTwo +82 is located on the first floor of Rendezvous Gallery. The Korean dessert cafe specialises in an array of 'siltarae bingsu', which means ‘silk-like shaved ice’ and Sunrise Toast.
Items to look forward to include Matcha Siltarae Bingsu, Melon Snow Flake Bingsu, Peach Ice Cube Soda, Sunrise Toast, Palette Toast, Cafe Latte and more.
Swing by new eatery Iron Supper Club on Outram Road for an "early supper" as it closes by 9.30pm on operating days.
Iron Supper Club is helmed by local celebrity chef Heman Tan, also known as “IronManChef”. As an award-winning chef, he brings more innovative and personalized dining experiences to diners at this location.
Chef Heman brings with him more than 20 years of culinary experience from his time in the United Kingdom, through his experiences during other well-travelled journeys. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge to contribute back to the culinary industry. He is an esteemed member of the Singapore Culinary Association, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Sabre d'Or Singapore. He has won awards in culinary challenges like the Pattaya Culinary Challenge 2013 and the FHA National Gourmet Team Challenge 2014.
As a firm believer of healthy living, Chef Heman starts his day at 4:30am everyday, exercising and training for Ironman triathlete races. He designs his cuisine around the health-conscious individuals who craves for taste yet wholesome and nourishing food. IronRiceBowl is his latest creation to fuse Japanese Donburi with a touch of Asian influences. The dishes are rich in proteins coupled with carefully controlled carbohydrate portions.
The previous Bayview Hotel Singapore on Bencoolen Street has re-opened as a hip hotel with high-tech services and a rooftop pool after a $20 million renovation. Its new name is 30 Bencoolen.
Set on a broad, tree-lined street in the heart of the arts and cultural district, 30 Bencoolen offers a cool, contemporary ambience in an ideal central location. The hotel is a short stroll from 3 MRT stations in the area. You can relax in a warmly decorated room a short walk from top attractions in Singapore such as the landmark National Museum and Singapore Art Museum. Family rooms for up to 4 guests are available and the hotel’s personalised service benefits from technology like complimentary handy® smartphones. You can enjoy casual all-day dining in their hip restaurant and gourmet coffees or chilled wines in the lounge bar. After a busy day, head up to the rooftop to unwind in the outdoor pool and spa tub.
Discover places to visit with information at your fingertips on their 4G handy® smartphones – free for guests to take out during their stay. Unlimited internet access, free local and international calls to 6 of the most popular countries and helpful city guides are all available. WhatsApp connectivity allows you to easily ask the hotel for advice or place orders 24/7, when you’re out. Their in-house HotSOS maintenance monitoring system lets them know if something in your room needs fixing, often before you’ve even noticed it.
Decorated in warm grey tones, welcoming rooms come with stylish furnishings and dark natural wood features. Reliable, high-speed WiFi is complimentary and can help keep the kids happy while you check your email at the large desk. Business guests are a 16-minute walk from Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. At the hotel, you can host events in 6 stylish function rooms equipped with state-of-the-art presentation facilities.
After a day of meetings or sightseeing, re-energise with a workout in the fully equipped gym or relax in the rooftop pool and hot tub. Later, enjoy a drink overlooking the pedestrian walkways and cycle paths of leafy Bencoolen Street.
With wooden trellis ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, Local provides an airy, informal space where guests and the neighbourhood community can enjoy gourmet coffees and delicious all-day dining. The generous breakfast buffet sets you up for a day of exploring the city, while lunch becomes a treat thanks to salad and dessert buffets.
You can relax on a comfortable sofa in their lounge and bar, to savour artisan teas, indulgent pastries and aromatic local coffees prepared by expert baristas. The deli counter is ideal when you’re busy with meetings or refuelling after a workout. Head Chef Elvin Chew’s fragrant fusion of Asian and Western cuisine serves up creative dishes for dinner.
Located in the heart of Bencoolen, The Glass Onion at Hotel Mi serves delicious Asian-fusion cuisine.
The Glass Onion is named following an old Beatles song. The song was written by John Lennon and it is his answer to those who looked for hidden meanings in The Beatles music. Fully aware of the power of The Beatles own mythology and with a knowledge of the public at the time over-interpreting his work - the meaning of the song was simple: Dont Over Analyse.
âThe Glass Onion takes that same approach with its food. Simple dishes that taste great by using fresh and great quality produce to tingle your senses.
âEat, Drink and have a laugh with Friends and Family. You can view their menu here.
Founded by renowned local pastry chef Daniel Tay, Old Seng Choong offers traditional bakes and cakes to celebrate every joyous occasion. Its flagship store is now open at Clarke Quay Central.
This eponymous new concept is especially poignant for Daniel Tay, who created it as a tribute to his father, a baker and confectioner himself for over 30 years. It is named after the well-loved Seng Choong Confectionery, which was established in 1965 and run by Daniel’s parents until its closure in 1996.
Old Seng Choong pays homage to chef Tay's father and the confectionery that sparked his culinary ambitions. The brand focuses on traditional festive treats to accompany every momentous occasion and celebration in life.
Aside from rolling out promotional items for calendar events such as Mooncake Festival and Chinese New Year, Old Seng Choong will also launch old school bakes with a more nostalgic slant.
Carrotsticks and Cravings is a cafe, cooking school and food blog run by Terri-Anne, an Aussie expat mum living in Singapore. Her food philosophy is all about balance - deliciously nutritious food made with love.
They are hot on health - They don't just make healthy food look pretty but serve up deliciously nutritious food made with love!
Make your way down to Carrotsticks & Cravings cafe and fill your tummies with their deliciously nutritious and highly popular Smashed Avo Toast and many more. Check out their menu here.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Morozoff is one of Japan’s leading luxury confectionery makers, starting from a chocolate shop in Kobe in 1931. And it is making its comeback to our sunny island after 14 years, with the opening of a stand-alone boutique at Plaza Singapura.
The brand had been previously available in Singapore from 1984 at the Japanese department store Daimaru at Liang Court. After Daimaru closed in 2003, Morozoff left the market as well.
The chocolatier has more than 1000 shops and 33 cafes in Japan and is also available in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. The Singapore store is its 19th overseas outlet and will sell 90 per cent of Morozoff’s full range of products including chocolates, cookies and packaged baked goods such as madeleines.
(Image below: Morozoff's president, Mr Shinji Yamaguchi at the Plaza Singapura boutique)
The Maple Mania's signature Maple Butter Cookies are ranked as The #1 Best Selling product in Tokyo Station of Japan (most notably known as the terminal station for several shinkansen bullet train lines) for 3 consecutive years in 2015, 2016, 2017, breaking numerous records in the annual Tokyo Station Popular Souvenir Ranking leaderboard.
With the soft-opening of their Singapore flagship store at ION Orchard on 3rd November; you can get your hands on these award-winning bakes without going to Tokyo.
Established in 2013 in the historic and iconic Tokyo Station æ±äº¬é§ (Gransta section) in Marunouchi district, Japan, The Maple Mania story is one of growing up in America’s Golden Age, the culture and arts booming with music and film, it was a bright, vibrant, dream-filled era. Their hero is a boy who loves mischief and maple sweets, and keeps a bottle of maple syrup with him, just like the grown-ups who keep flasks of whiskey in their coat pockets. When no one was looking, he’d snatch the maple syrup from the cupboard, stash it in his pockets and sneak licks while walking the dog or climbing trees in the backyard.
Each sweet item offered by The Maple Mania contains that sense of play, adventure, mischief and nostalgia.
They take pride in their attention to the ingredients used in their range of products. Their signature ingredient is their Pure Maple Syrup, which is directly sourced from Quebec, Canada.
OUE Social Kitchen is your kitchen in the city to co-cook, co-create and commune! That's right. Singapore's very first communal kitchen is a space designed for friends, families and even strangers to come together, and share and discover the joy of cooking and dining together.
At OUE Social Kitchen, they celebrate the joy of cooking and creating culinary feasts with anyone and everyone.
Bring your own ingredients, whip up your own meal and let them do the cleaning up! Guests will have full access to state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy a range of crockery, utensils and basic condiments provided for.
Go and embark on a savoury adventure, construct ingenious food encounters and share a meal and every other experience that goes into making it.
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.
Crunchie Cookies is brought to you by the same baker of delicious cupcakes from Cupcakes & Bakes Company. As such, you can be assured that the cookies from their bakery are handmade daily and that only the finest ingredients are used. Any sort of coloring or flavoring essence is strictly not in their recipe.
They pride themselves highly on quality and customer experience. So head down to their store and get ready to treat yourself to a wide variety of flavorful cookies that the baker has meticulously created.
Baker & Cook's co-owner and founder, Dean Brettschnieder launches his eponymous baking school at Bukit Timah's Greendale Avenue.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School is based in the green leafy suburb of Hillcrest, Bukit Timah in Singapore. Opened in April 2016, the school has a modern, inviting, state-of-the-art, purpose-built kitchen, catering to all levels of home cooks and those wanting to take their baking & cooking to the next level.
Built on the strong foundations of Dean Brettschneider’s successful Baker & Cook artisan bakery & foodstore business, Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School offers professional, educational and hands-on baking & cooking classes held in a fun and casual environment.
With an internationally acclaimed baking career spanning almost 3 decades and an uncompromising passion for new world artisan baking, Dean Brettschneider leads a team of passionate chefs, cooks and baristas who teach an exciting variety of cuisines and techniques for all abilities from beginner to accomplished cooks.
Choose from day classes, evening classes, weekend sessions and 2 day masterclasses - and best of all - be in the company of like-minded and creative people who are keeping the art of baking and cooking alive!
The folks from Lab SG have a new dessert and bakery project a few doors from their mainstay at Jalan Pisang, Sinseh: The Grocery.
Occupying a small shophouse half the size of their restaurant, the intimate space is minimalist yet cozy with whitewashed concrete walls, wooden shelf displays of trinkets like retro cookie jars and cooking memorabilia, and a corner dedicated to fancy cutlery and artisan baking goods for sale. But don't expect to get too cushy because apart from a table and a few chairs outside, there aren't any dine-in options.
Apart from the usual croissants and baguettes and focaccia, the in-house bakery here does hearty bagel sandwiches with fillings like salmon and dill, turkey bacon and egg, grilled cheese and grilled vegetable. Desserts include death-by-carbs option bagel ice cream sandwich with homemade vanilla ice cream and fruit, nut and chocolate chips. Just like their predecessors at Lab SG, they're pretty big on dessert drinks like the earl grey float that sees a dollop of their home made early grey ice cream on a root beer or Coke, virgin lychee mojitos and caramel apple fizz.
Plank Sourdough Pizza is master-minded by Global Baker Dean Brettschneider, and the same team that developed and operates the successful Baker & Cook chain of artisan bakeries and foodstores.
Their pizza base is made with the same long fermentation process as the famous sourdough bread that they make at Baker & Cook.
They use a combination of flours and slowly ferment it for up to 18 hours at 8°C using only their natural wild yeast (levain), salt, water & extra virgin olive oil.
After pressing out the traditional way they carefully top them with their selected quality ingredients, they blast them at 380°C - 400°C until the crust is super pillowy soft with a touch of crispness.
Osteria Art by Beppe De Vito will be opening in May 2015.
An all-new fine Italian osteria and bar, where they re-discover Italian cookery heritage and flavours to bring you a meal where passion for Italian cuisine is as important as the quality and freshness of ingredients.
Do the ultimate Italian ritual - aperitivo at their stunning bar. Fine wines, cocktails, grappa, and quality bites to go with.
Ben & Jerry’s has opened its first Flagship Scoop Shop in Southeast Asia at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk.
Ben & Jerry’s Flagship Scoop Shop serves an exciting menu of 18 chunky, swirly and euphoric ice cream flavours, alongside new shakes, sundaes, ice cream cakes and a wider range of merchandise.
Staying true to providing you the best possible ice cream made in the nicest possible way, Ben & Jerry’s is taking values-led sourcing local. Bakery items like brownies and cookies and herbs like mint are supplied by SCORE Bakery which works to rehabilitate inmates through skills training, and social enterprise Edible Garden City, who are a group of urban farmers championing the Grow Your Own Food movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore.
Brunches Café is the latest Chic Vintage Themed Bakery/Café along Rangoon Road.
Brunches Café serves All-day Breakfast Menu, Gourmet Sandwiches, Waffles, Coffee, Tea and other Beverages to the funky café-goers. Their limited High-tea sets are suited for those who wants to gather, relax, chill and have light nibbles in the afternoon. Bakery and Pastries are freshly made daily in their kitchen, so no preservatives will be used. They strive to have a good range of varieties to suit every palette.
They also feature some Vintage Furniture Collections in their café, for you to relax and dine in. You may choose to purchase them if you want to bring the enjoyable experience home. Enjoy their retail corners featuring genuine vintage collectables and unique products to sooth your retail needs. Everything with a price tag in their shop are for sale.
Look out for their jewel piece of attraction, a 4-seater Sofa Set converted from a real vintage Mini Cooper, available on first-come-first-served basis.
Looking for a unique place to hold your parties, celebrations, team bonding activities? Brunches is open for private event reservation after 6pm. They can cater to buffet spread, set dinner, canapé parties, etc. They do their best to plan the event according to your budget and needs.
The Centrepoint will undertake a $50 million asset enhancement, scheduled to commence in May.
The 16 month renovation programme will see major renovation works to the ground and basement levels and an integration of floor plates between the main building and basement annex.
The Orchard Road entrance will see a major revamp with a wider street frontage and greater shop visibility. Passers-by on the walkways facing Orchard Road will be able to directly access basement floors from the entrance at street level, allowing seamless entry. By way of a sunken plaza, the mall's first storey frontage will stream natural light into the mall and provide for cool ventilation.
On completion, the mall will sport a more open-concept layout, dynamic passage ways, a new tenant mix and reconfiguration of new thematic zones focused on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, dining and the home.
Think local, go global - Taking over the space formerly occupied by Scoop, TAPOW is a bar and street food joint under the care of Singapore's award winning bartender Zac Mirza from Bartistry.
A much cozier vibe with low-lying couches and a lived-in living room look. Expect reinterpreted local flavors like beef rendang burgers, tau pok (tofu stuffed with cucumber and bean sprouts in peanut sauce) and tiffins of ayam penyet, spring rolls and buffalo wings.
Drinks are equally Singlish so don't be surprised to find ingredients like kaffir lime. Each Friday, the crew of Kilowatt Soundsystem also comes to lay down some catchy beats, Ann Siang Hill style.
Their new premises will offer more space for their cooking studio and greater flexibility for private dining. Their signature cuisine along with a wider range of menus will be available with the expansion of their offsite catering arm.
Coriander Leaf features an exciting Pan-Asian menu, which embraces highly flavorful dishes from Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and a well-developed range of interpreted dishes.
Coriander Leaf’s highly popular cooking classes cover over 15 different cuisines.
Savor authentic Portuguese cuisine for the very first time in Singapore at Boca.
The ground floor is where they have the Tasca, a relaxed and cool setting for you to enjoy the special petiscos (tapas) paired with their unique Portuguese wines.
You can also just simply savour the best espresso in Singapore along with authentic crispy Portuguese egg tarts. Indulge in traditional Portuguese cuisine but in a totally modern, hip and cool environment.