Shiseido announced the opening of their new office in Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
The move is part of Shiseido’s VISION 2020 corporate transformation, as the company focuses on accelerating growth in the second phase of its medium-to-long term strategy. The new office hub will house the regional headquarters of Shiseido Asia Pacific, the global headquarters for Shiseido Travel Retail and the affiliate office of Shiseido Singapore. As centres of value creation, this structure facilitates flexible and agile decision making; enabling Shiseido to achieve significant growth through marketing activities attuned to the needs of regional consumers and global travellers.
As they continue to build for the future, Shiseido is committed to an increased investment in their brands, talent development, beauty innovation and business activities that will positively and sustainably impact society.
The new office will house three new dedicated facilities:
Asia Learning Centre, a first-of-its-kind dedicated training facility that will train approximately 2,000 Shiseido employees from Asia Pacific, Travel Retail, Japan & China each year. Its programmes aim to develop leadership, function-specific and innovation skills and behaviours that are critical in supporting growth and bringing out the best from employees for Shiseido’s continued success.
Asia Pacific Innovation Centre, which will enable open-source innovation, Asia Pacific consumer research, as well as create and localize a portfolio of highly specialised products for the Asian market and climate.
Life Quality Beauty Centre: As they strive for a society that promotes greater happiness and positivity for everyone, this is a unique facility that provides private, specialized make-up consultations to consumers with significant skin concerns such as port-wine stains, nevus, scars, vitiligo and changes in appearance due to the side effects of medical treatment. Shiseido has helped consumers with serious skin concerns since 1956, when many in Japan suffered from serious skin burns post-war, by developing a foundation called Shiseido Spots Cover.
Shiseido Asia Pacific and the global headquarters of Travel Retail first established their presence in Singapore in 2016 & 2015 respectively; with the employee base almost doubling to over 250 employees, with nationalities spread across 17 countries.
The strategic location of the Singapore office puts Shiseido closer to key markets in Asia, enabling the company toleverage the region’s robust potential with its rising middle-class population. Growth in the premium beauty segment in Asia Pacific is forecasted increase by USD$4.4 billion from 2016-2021, while the mass beauty segment is expected to achieve more than triple this amount.
Asia Pacific also represents a key region and engine of growth for the global Travel Retail Channel. Current forecasts estimate that its beauty segment represents a potential market size of USD$26 billion by 2021; the proximity of Shiseido Travel Retail aims to empower and guide the team alongside this growth.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetic company, offering consumers the most advanced technology and finest aesthetics available in the East or West. Shiseido is the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan; and the name of Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality.
Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skin care, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after 145 years in business, Shiseido is now sold in 88 countries and regions across the world.
Mozzarella fans, its time to celebrate. Italy’s famed Mozzarella Osteria & Bar, The Mast’, is opening its doors at Frasers Tower this November! The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. in Singapore is the brand’s first outpost in Southeast Asia.
First launched in Rome in 2015, The Mast’ means cheese master when translated from a southern Italian dialect.
The venue features an open kitchen and cheese laboratory where guests can feast they eyes on the production, hand-stretching and shaping of its famed Mozzarella, Burrata and Stracciatella cheeses which are made in-house daily!
Besides buffalo cheese that is made fresh daily, their menu also features a selection of Crostini, Panino (Ciabatta sandwiches) and Pinse (Flat pizza bread) that are prepared from original recipes and only with the best Italian ingredients.
Hong Kong-based co-working outfit Campfire Collaborative Spaces announced that it has leased all 16 floors at 139 Cecil Street and is creating a multi-industry focused hub at this address.
The site is currently an 11-storey building undergoing major renovation to add five more floors, which Campfire said includes a roof terrace with an "industry-first sky pool, rooftop bar, outdoor dining area and cabanas" for members.
Upon completion in the third quarter of 2019, its 85,000 square feet of space will make it Campfire's largest site globally. Campfire was founded two and a half years ago, and now has 20 co-working sites across four countries occupying over 580,000 sq ft.
Located in the heart of the central business district at Frasers Tower; Preludio is a new contemporary restaurant that aims to present a fresh perspective on fine dining, where embracing a culture of constant change and innovation helps ignite the spirit of creativity and betterment.
Instead of focusing on dishes from a certain geographical region, Preludio adventures into the territory known as “Author’s Cuisine.”
The menu, inspired by themed chapters, will always remain audacious and proudly experimental, yet familiar. The entire guest experience will change according to themes chosen by Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo. Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Thus the creativity and boldness of Preludio’s artists will remain constantly challenged, while at the same time maintaining the finest quality in each and every dish.
For its debut, Preludio will open with “Monochrome”, where the restaurant will be inspired in black and white. The team approached the theme of monochrome with a sense of liberation instead of limitation. Imagining in this concept provoked them to explore and invent new definitions of black and white, brainstorming with a spiritedness that materialised freely.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Chef Fernando Arévalo graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and began his career in Michelin- starred kitchens alongside iconic culinary artists Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali. For the past 6 years, he has been based in Singapore, heading the kitchens of Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Artemis Grill.
Ambitious, creative and driven, he is ready to set on his own path as the head of Preludio’s impassioned and adventurous team.
Preludio will welcome guests on 8 November and is currently open for reservations.
Discover the Cuban milieu at Cuba Libre Café & Bar, Frasers Tower. Savour contemporary Latin American cuisine with a healthier approach and a wide selection of mojitos (some of the best in Singapore).
Since the first Cuba Libre Café & Bar opened in 2006, it adds fun and energetic vibes to Singapore’s scene. The new edition of Café and Bar brings Cuba Libre’s vibrant energy to Frasers Tower. Bright colours interior, rustic vibes, and eclectic quirks, the venue manifests a modern twist of Cuba.
The new concept focuses more on its kitchen, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Tanjong Pagar locale. Added repertoire to the menu offerings include smoothies, eggs and avocados on toasts, pastries, sandwiches, desserts and late-night snack bar. With influences from the Caribbean islands that surround it, as well as Spain, France, Portugal, Asia and Africa, Cuba Libre’s new menu is packed with an excellent source of nutrients.
BEAT X Studio is founded by two Singapore national swimmers – Joel Tan (Sports Personality & Entrepreneur) and Leslie Kwok (Olympian, Model & Entrepreneur). They have more than 20 years of combined competitive training experience with world-class coaches.
BEAT X Studio has 3 thematic studios with 4 fitness concepts (REBOUNDING | HYBRID CIRCUIT | BOX | RIDE). Join Singapore's hottest hybrid workout at BBOUNCE & BEATX Studio today!
BEAT X fitness sessions = Sweat. Their founders created the original Hybrid Rebounding at BBOUNCE Studio and kept evolving to create classes that switch things up. Their classes sculpt every muscle, burn major calories and sometimes help you get in touch with your inner badass! With new routines, your body keeps learning, burning, evolving and you stay sharp.
Their characteristic intensity ‘shocks’ your body and makes sure things do not get boring and your body keeps burning calories. Their bodies adapt to routines quickly and start reaching plateaus, aka it no longer burn calories the same way. Hence Beat X was created to help you beat your own limits.
Ocha Fresh Thai in Frasers Tower serves tasty, quality Thai food that is sure to satisy the taste buds of everday foodies.
Founded by a Thai-born & Singapore-based creative director; Ocha Fresh Thai uses quality ingredients cooked the traditional way, rich full flavours from authentic spices and their very own curry pastes and sauces. They take no shortcuts and never add MSG in their cooking.
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
A boxing-inspired functional fitness training studio on Cecil Street, boOm provides a holistic and engaging workout in an unintimidating environment. Go experience the fun and art of boxing, whether or not you’ve had prior experience with the sport! Since its inception in ancient times, boxing has grown in popularity worldwide. In addition to being a prominent and highly televised sport, it also offers a rigorous workout for those less inclined to become the next Muhammad Ali.
At boOm, they respect the rigor and discipline of boxing and use these as the building blocks of their program, to which they add complementary functional training elements, allowing you to develop strength and agility in all major muscle groups. And if boxing really isn’t for you, don’t worry, they offer circuit-style classes to challenge you too!
GSH Plaza is a prestigious commercial and office tower in the heart of Singapore's Central Business District, well-positioned to deliver key advantages to investors looking to capitalise on its strategic location and premium offerings.
It is formerly known as Equity Plaza and it sits right next to Republic Plaza at Raffles Place.
Ideally located on the junction of Church Street and Cecil Street, GSH Plaza is 28-storey development and features 259 strata office units, retail shops as well as food and beverage outlets.
As one of the world's most business-friendly places, Singapore is poised to edge out major global cities with its allure as a gateway city, presenting investors with opportunities to ride the region's growth wave and strengthen international presence.
Asia's improved economy has led to an increase in the demand for office space across the region. GSH Plaza will tap onto this favourable demand and link businesses to a multitude of space solutions, and in turn provide investors with a prime platform for investment.