Rejoice, fans of Watsons, as Singapore’s leading beauty, health and wellness retailer has unveiled their premium store concept at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
The refreshed 7,000 sq ft store now spots a brighter outlook with distinct zones encompassing skincare, haircare, health and personal care. A dynamic seven metres by two metres-LED digital screen on the floor of the store entrance immediately grabs consumers’ attention and leads them into the well-organised retail space for many hours of exciting shopping.
“To keep pace with the innovative, trendy brand image that Watsons is known for, we are very excited to refresh and make a statement with our Watsons Takashimaya store in a new generation premium store format which offers more experiential zones and shopability. The expanse of the store allows us to offer more exciting and exclusive brands across skincare, cosmetics, health and wellness for our discerning consumers. In addition, as we continue to evolve in this digital age, we have incorporated smart technologies and gadgets to enhance the shopping experience and increase engagement with our consumers”, said Ms Irene Lau, General Manager at Watsons Singapore.
As discerning consumers seek more natural and organic options in haircare, the new Watsons is a one-stop store to shop for such products from brands, including Moist Diane, Love Beauty And Planet, Naturals by Watsons, Avalon Organic, Hask, L’oreal Botanical, Lux Bontanifque, OGX and Tsubaki Botanical. Many of these brands also offer products that specifically target hair loss and scalp care needs.
As part of Watsons' commitment towards sustainability, the new store uses Bagasse, the residue of crushed sugarcane stalks, for its 3D wall panels at the haircare section. This raw material is 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable at the end of its life cycle.
In support of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, Watsons is exclusively introducing two independent homegrown brands, Botanica Culture and Hush Candle, that focus on wellness.
Botanica Culture is a homegrown brand founded by two chemists with 25 years of international experience each in the chemical industry. The company specialises in developing and manufacturing products with 100% organic essential oils, which are one of the purest selection in the market, as raw materials. The company has also developed Oral Botanica®, a unique liquid organic toothpaste to replace conventional toothpastes, mouthwashes and breath fresheners in one go. Safe and effective, it helps to clean the teeth, prevent tooth decay, restore healthy gums, and eliminate bad breath and can also be used for mouth ulcers and sensitive teeth.
Hush Candle is a Singapore-based boutique home fragrance studio specialising in all natural, therapeutic grade candles, room sprays, and roll-ons. Each item is handcrafted in small batches using the best ingredients possible, ensuring quality control at every step of the process.
In addition, the Wellness Section has incorporated a new two-metre Sports and Fitness Bay that retails health and support equipment and tools as well as sports nutrition products.
The new Watsons store boasts a dynamic and experienced team of four full-time pharmacists, led by Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Ms Chung Wing Lam, who was named 2018 Excellence Service SuperStar by Singapore Retailers Association (SRA). The Excellent Service Awards (EXSA) is an annual national award that recognises entrepreneurs & individuals who have delivered outstanding service and the Service Superstar Award is the highest honour presented during the ceremony.
Dr.stretch provides personalised stretching to improve the condition of your body.
Visit their newest branch which is now open at Orchard Central. With their professionally-trained stretch trainers, they will stretch you by using effective ways that you are unable to stretch on your own.
'Core Balance Stretch' - is a unique technique used by Dr.stretch to stretch the core muscles, helping to alleviate pain and discomfort in your body - such as stiff neck or lower back pains. It can also improve sports performance and beautify your body shape.
With more than 100 varieties of stretches provided. Dr.stretch trainers will choose the right stretches for you - taking into account of your condition and areas of concern.
Located in Downtown Orchard, Temasek Shophouse is home to Temasek’s philanthropic arm — Temasek Trust, Temasek Foundations and Stewardship Asia Centre.
Temasek Shophouse is a social impact hub that seeks to encourage, enhance and elevate initiatives and activities that contribute towards the common good.
Level 1 Gallery is open to the public and hosts a variety of events, ranging from talks about social impact to community outreach programs. They also house an embedded social enterprise café, Foreword Coffee, that is staffed by differently abled people. Temasek Shophouse is a place where business and community, enterprise and philanthropy, hardware and heartware all come together under one roof.
With an emphasis on recreating distinctive Peranakan flavours of old, the concept is a platform for the continuation of a family’s culinary legacy; where guests are invited to rediscover the flavours of a bygone era through recipes inspired by the matriarchs of old.
Helming the restaurant is 28 year-old chef, Chong Jun Xiang. He may not be Peranakan but benefits from the personal mentorship of Desmond Lim and his cousin, Gloria Teo who consults on the menu.
“Peranakan recipes are very personal as they differ from family to family. The recipes are not written out but passed down by taste and word of mouth; from one generation to the next. The cuisine is extremely labour intensive, intricate and precise. A lot of love goes into every process of preparation and cooking.” - Chong Jun Xiang, Head Chef - Indigo Blue Kitchen.
The new and eco-friendly Hilllview Community Club on Hillview Rise features lush greenery on its exterior and interior facades, and a special rain harvesting system which would help to conserve water.
Here's a fun fact: the CC is formerly known as Princess Elizabeth Estate Community Centre and is one of Singapore's earliest CCs. Its most popular feature back in the early 60s would be the black & white TV where neighbours would gather around to watch the news or cartoons! As the CC stands proudly in its original location today, the spirit of community bonding remains.
The 25,000 sq m Singapore data center is the second to be built under the three-way partnership after the HK$5 billion data center in Tseung Kwan (Hong Kong) that opened in December 2017.
As with all Global Switch data centres, Singapore Woodlands delivers a highly resilient environment providing scalable and exible solutions supported by numerous connectivity options. It is also designed to meet our best-in-class operational and environmental management processes and operates to Tier III plus standards.
The data centre bene ts from diverse power from four separate incoming supplies, offering high density solutions as standard and with exibility to meet a range of requirements.
As part of efforts to cater to the growing needs of residents and towns, the upgraded Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre will be ready in phases from 2020.
The centre will include a renovated swimming complex with water slides, a sheltered training pool and new water play equipment. Plus it will also be home to a bigger gym and dance studio, an air-conditioned sports hall, and a new active health lab by 2021.
This year, Singaporeans can also look forward to the opening of 52 new indoor school sports halls, 32 new free-to-play school fields as well as two new play fields in Jurong Lake Gardens and Yan Kit.
Wanderlost Lounge offers bespoke non-alcoholic cocktails and a selection of lava rock grilled food options. 40 meters above ground, the rooftop lounge has a beautifully furnished interior and patrons can look forward to fantastic views of Tanjong Pagar.
It takes some determination and grit to locate Wanderlost Lounge. You can drop at 15 Enggor Street. You will arrive at this building called Realty Centre. To enter, go to the back of this building by crossing the grass patch to find the back entrance via Bernam Street. You’ll spot a car park entrance. Now, make your way up the slope (don't forget to say hello to the friendly uncle who's on bouncer duty) and you’ll find an elevator. Take the elevator up to 11th floor and then take 1 floor up the stairs to reach Wanderlost Lounge. So now that you have this information, go wander and get lost!
Here is one for the east-siders. Ministry of Burgers at White Sands Shopping Centre was conceptualized to bring Malaysia’s famous ‘Ramly’ style burger concept / experience closer to the people in Singapore.
Travelling to Malaysia is a frequent family affair for many singapore families and many times it is never complete without having some ‘Ramly’ burgers, which are scrumptious & affordable burgers with rich Asian flavours.
Swing over to White Sands Shopping Centre to get your ‘burger therapy’, available all year long, with Monistry of Brugers' customised thick patties and special sauces.
You are assured of a ‘might in every bite’ at Ministry of Burgers.
The new Digital Loyang II (SIN12) Singapore data centre is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2020, marking a significant expansion and further development of the Digital Realty Loyang connected campus.
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions.
The new data centre in Loyang Drive will be located less than 25 kilometres from Singapore's central business district and will provide up to 50 megawatts (MW) of critical power capacity to regional and global customers. The multi-story facility will offer a total footprint of 34,000 square metres and will ultimately broaden opportunities for more international companies to expand their core digital assets into the key Singapore market.
Both the existing SIN11 and planned SIN12 facilities are strategically located close to the Changi North Cable landing station, a key sub-sea internet landing station for the region. Digital Realty already enjoys a relationship with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to provide local peering at Digital Realty's Singapore data centre facilities in Jurong West (SIN10) and Loyang East (SIN11). Customers in both facilities benefit from this relationship through greater and more cost-effective connectivity options. These peering points on both ends of the island enhance the overall resiliency of the peering solution ecosystem in Singapore.
The officially-opened Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS) is the community civic and cultural centre in the heart of Geylang Serai precinct. It is a multi-agency development that celebrates the heritage of Geylang Serai communities and encourages social interactions and community bonding among different communities of all ages and races.
It houses the Geylang Serai Community Club, the South East Community Development Council, the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery Family Service and Child Care Centre, Senior Care Centre, and cultural arts group and social/community-related facilities.
Within WGS, there are public spaces, community plaza and a comprehensive pedestrian network that will enhance accessibility and connectivity to other developments in the precinct, bringing the wide range of facilities and services in WGS to the community. This development is a collaboration between the People’s Association, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health, National Arts Council, National Heritage Board and Ministry of National Development.
Geylang Serai was the origin of the Malay Settlement back in pre-modern Singapore. The word ‘Wisma’ can be translated as a building, complex or house. Wisma Geylang Serai was hence named to reflect the nature and functions of the civic centre.
The development’s double-pitched roof is influenced by traditional Malay houses and complements the adjacent Geylang Serai Market. At the same time, the design demonstrates a contemporary feel in its spatial planning, drawing inspiration from the “serai” plant to “ketupat” and “serambi” on stilts. It weaves and integrates multi-functional spaces and facilities into a cohesive overall design. This winning design amplifies the distinctive identity of Geylang Serai and strengthen its urban character.
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.
From 14 January 2019, National University Hospital's outpatient paediatric services will be consolidated within a one-stop centre which was made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Khoo Teck Puat. Their new centre, NUHkids Specialist Centre, focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that is child-centric and family-friendly.
The overall ‘playscape’ design concept is inspired by nature. Studies have shown that through good play, a child’s body, mind and soul are stimulated which encourages interaction and creative development. The ‘playscape’ ethos begins from the arrival atrium. Its environment and interiors serve to provide your child and family a holistic care experience.
Their 10-storey outpatient centre is visually prominent with a lofty 14m-high arrival atrium, rising above the surrounding buildings. A clear separation of vehicular and pedestrian flow ensures a safe arrival and facilitates registration.
The spacious atrium aims to promote intuitive way finding for visitors arriving via different transports or from other buildings within the Kent Ridge campus. The linkway on the fourth level will connect the new centre to the Main Building, allowing integration with existing facilities (including inpatient facilities and services) and maximising operational efficiency for the existing and new services. The experience of each visit focuses on two essential aspects: one-stop convenience and a delighted child.
In order for paediatric consultation to be a pleasant experience for the child and the accompanying caregiver, they aim to provide a cosy and comfortable environment where stress is taken out of the visit.
Your child and family will first be greeted with an explosion of colours at their city-themed atrium. The journey to the upper storeys sees a nature-themed reception and waiting areas which will lead to the outdoor playground.
Traditional seating and room configuration are replaced by modular furniture that serve as play objects and resting areas. The sky gardens are adjacent to the waiting areas on every floor. This access to daylight and the outdoors creates a therapeutic environment integral for a healing experience.
Waiting time is translated into play time in the themed (i.e. rainforest, savannah, arctic) waiting area as the child climbs, crawls, interacts and explores the theme-inspired features within observatory vicinity of the parents.
The new centre will change the experience of a visit to the hospital for both the child as well as the accompanying caregiver.
Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, has established their second Customer Service Centre in Westgate.
The service centre adds to the company’s ongoing expansion in Singapore and offers a convenient one-stop destination for customers living in the west. The centre will provide a complete range of services including technical support and maintenance repairs to its growing customer base. Fully-trained staff will help to facilitate all in-warranty of up to two years and out-of-warranty services on the spot with loan phones if required. This also includes complimentary screen replacements for the P and Mate smartphone series. Customers can also enjoy a holistic experience right at their fingertips by checking their warranty period and repair status on the Huawei HiCare App, available on the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store.
In addition to repair services, the service centre also offers a spectrum of Huawei products where customers can get their hands on the latest offering including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband, wearables and accessories. With a suite of services housed under the new service centre, Huawei aims to provide a better customer experience for all.
The opening of the centre comes on the back of an impressive year for Huawei with global smartphone shipments surpassing 200 million in 2018. The company is growing its presence locally with new product offerings to come including smart watches, tablets and laptops.
To date, the company has established 20 Huawei Concept Stores in Singapore for customers to experience its latest offerings.
Dhammakaya Centre Singapore (DCS) is a non-profit Buddhist meditation centre set up in September 1999. They recently held the grand opening of their new centre located at Sumang Walk.
The articulated design of Dhammakaya Centre Singapore Building is an expression of simplicity and tranquillity. Its interior spatial configurations at every storey within the building exemplifies the dedicated needs of the temple.
The magnificent Dhammachai Meditation Hall on the 2nd storey is crafted out of a column-free space that can accommodate more meditators, which is a manifestation of harmonised architecture and structural designs.
Another great new craft beer joint for us to enjoy special brews; Orh Gao Taproom at Serene Centre celebrates our local coffee shop heritage and also aspires to relive the heartwarming ‘kampung’ atmosphere & the neighbourly vibes.
Starting and ending your day with a toast, Orh Gao Taproom transforms from a traditional lively coffee shop in the day to a cosy bar in the evening. Orh Gao Taproom offers an extensive menu of craft beers on taps and all-time local favourites.
On Oct 11 in year 2017, a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West were gutted by a blaze that broke out. Residents in Jurong West can now look forward to a new two-storey market, shopping and community complex that replaces the burnt market.
Aburi-EN is a cosy Japanese restaurant which offers unique, mouth-watering dishes. Aburi, which literally means “flame seared”, brings out the perfection in each dish, balancing each component’s texture and coordinating their flavors so that both come together to create the awesome taste, tantalizing your taste buds. Oishi!
On the menu: Aburi Butadon, Premium Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Don, Aburi Salmon Don and more.
CLUSE is an Amsterdam-based watch and jewellery brand, risen to fame for fashionable watches inspired by minimal French design. Ever-since, CLUSE has expanded their collections to host a range of both watch and jewellery lines with the ambition to create pieces for every woman, in a celebration of the uniqueness of everyone who wears the brand.
Their story is about people who find beauty in simplicity. Simple is not about being plain. It is about being grounded, sophisticated and true to oneself. Away from distractions and focused on the things that are truly important in life. With this mindset they are committed to creating timepieces and jewellery that represent elegance and minimalism for those who are conscious about their style. CLUSE jewellery brings the best out of your look and completes your outfit. A CLUSE watch not only indicates time, but defines your best moments and captivate attention in all simplicity.
FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, will be opening a new loss prevention training and operations center in early 2019, located in Singapore Science Park.
The six-story, 125,000 sq ft (11,610 sqm) facility will house the FM Global Asia SimZone, the company’s first hands-on training facility in Asia and the first of its kind on the continent. The S$80-million building will be constructed by Ascendas-Singbridge, Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions. Read more about the new FM Global centre here.
Furniture retailer Molecule's latest showroom in The Centrepoint spans over 10,000 sq ft. This new showroom is also their flagship store and it was previously located in Great World City. Browse their exclusive collection in-store and pick out what’s best & unique for your abode.
Molecule is set up for the purpose of meeting the growing needs of the increasingly sophisticated customers who appreciate high quality, unique, affordable furnishing products all under one-roof.
Popular for its exclusive everyday products, Molecule has a vast collection of swanky and contemporary clocks and carpets, bean bags, alongside with vases, lamps, art pieces and sculptures etc to meet every proud home owner’s furnishing needs.
Each unique on its own; most items are exclusively carried by Molecule. Besides smaller items, Molecule also showcase an extensive range of larger items such as designer sofas, dining tables, coffee, side tables, multi-purpose occasional tables and barstools etc. products to surprise you throughout the year. Your next visit to Molecule will definitely bring you new surprises and inspirations!
Hej Kitchen & Bar (pronounced as Hey!) is a casual alfresco joint with a cosy restful ambience, nestled in Peranakan Place. Open for your daily sip and sup, welcoming both families and friends.
Surrounded by potted greens, joyful colours and homely outdoor furniture by Danish design house Hay and a white-washed timber deck, Hej puts one at ease by inspiring a sense of home and respite from the busy Orchard Road shopping street.
At Hej Kitchen & Bar, they offer a full lunch and dinner menu, paired with extraordinary cocktails to satisfy.
Occupying 28,000 sqm, equivalent to three football fields, the MBCCS is designed as an architectural icon with the capability to accommodate some of the world's largest ships. The terminal features a spacious arrival and departure hall as well as a large ground transportation area to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for passengers.
MBCCS is set to expand as regional traffic grows. MBCCS, which has two berths now, has enough capacity to survive the next 3-5 years. More berths needed as Marina Bay terminal is set to receive over one million passengers a year
With passenger numbers at MBCCS likely to cross the 1-million-passenger mark this financial year, the terminal is taking steps to avoid possible congestion by tapping smart technology.
By September 2019, a total of 460 cameras, each capable of clicking 750 images a second, will be installed at MBCC with sensors fixed at key locations such as the check-in and baggage handling areas.
Located along Tampines Road, north of Paya Lebar Air Base, Goldhill Memorial Centre will be a fully automated columbarium and it will also use innovative technology to optimise its space. It is expected to open around the end of 2019.
A team of veterans in the bereavement industry envisioned a heavenly destination that unites generations to celebrate the eternal bond of families. A quintessential space and rejuvenating atmosphere where ancestors peacefully rest and eternal blessings flow, Goldhill Memorial Centre was born as a reality of their commitment to immortalize legacies and family roots by leveraging into cutting-edge innovations and exceptional experiences.
Constant evolution and breakthroughs are the essence of success and prosperity. Singapore’s economic history have testified to this statement, continually innovating quickly. Interestingly, the columbarium industry has a different pace of progress despite the growing demand from the society. Singapore land scarcity and generations’ unmet expectations of memorial services drive Goldhill memorial to pioneer a new age of columbarium service.
Goldhill Memorial Centre is presenting a leap of the industry’s evolution in Singapore.
Kipos Gourmet serves you the freshest ingredients and equips you to create the protein bowl of your dreams. With a wide selection of healthy proteins, wholesome greens and tasty grains there's a bowl to be made for every diet and every person. They keep most of their food in its raw and natural state, free of frying, barbecuing or any other unhealthy cooking processes. In fact, the only cooking practice they engage in is sous vide. They refrain from using any added oils, sugar, salt or preservatives so you can ensure you are genuinely enjoying a healthy meal without guilt, regret or worry.
They are big on green efforts too, strongly believe in minimizing their carbon footprint in the world. All cutlery and disposable-wear dispensed at Kipos Gourmet are 100% biodegradable and/or recyclable. Even their plastics are bioplastics and are carbon neutral. Their teas, served in recyclable glass Mason jars, are also 100% organic and sourced from plantations that are Rainforest Alliance and Ethical Tea Partnership certified. That way they ensure there is no slave labor involved in their purchasing chain.
They also aim to give back to the community and have designed attractive and reusable tote bags for their customers to purchase with their meals. All proceeds of this will be donated to a nominated local charity.
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) forms a vital part of Singapore's master plan to provide quality and accessible care to better serve the healthcare needs in North-Eastern Singapore.
Offering a wide spectrum of specialist clinics and co-located with Sengkang Community Hospital, SKH will be part of the newest integrated hospital campus delivering multidisciplinary and patient-centric care covering all major healthcare disciplines.
Reflecting their mission of achieving better health together, SKH's team of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals practise multidisciplinary and team-based care. Patients are treated holistically and will benefit from having a primary doctor (specialist) oversee and coordinate their care throughout their hospitalisation stay and follow-up. For patients who need longer-term rehabilitative care, they can be seamlessly transferred from the general hospital to the community hospital to receive the appropriate care during their recovery.
As part of the hospital's efforts to provide integrated care for patients, their multidisciplinary care team works with polyclinics, general practitioners and other healthcare providers to provide longer-term care for chronic disease management through follow-ups with patients and ensuring timely and appropriate access to specialist care for acute and complex cases.
Greenwood Fish Market offers more than just fresh seafood. They offer an entire experience. Expect to find the most exquisite, gargantuan and outlandish seafood at Greenwood Fish Market. Visit their latest & 3rd outlet which is now open at Valley Point.
Since 2003, Greenwood Fish Market has taken pride in delighting customers through their culinary craft and seasonal menus. They import and retail exotic cold water seafood from all over the globe, including fresh oysters, swordfish, Boston lobsters, Dungeness crabs and more.
Whether you choose to enjoy these seafood in their restaurant or to purchase them from their retail section, be assured that quality is their utmost priority. Moreover, with shipments that vary from week to week, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Punggol Polyclinic is the latest addition to SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP) network of polyclinics. The new Polyclinic which spans across four levels is housed in the new HDB commercial development - Oasis Terraces located next to Oasis LRT at 681 Punggol Drive.
Patients at Punggol Polyclinic will no longer have to submit their prescription chits at the pharmacy themselves, as is the practice at most polyclinics. An automated pharmacy which involves robot technology is among the facilities of the new Polyclinic. Automation at the pharmacy will allow it to handle 50 per cent more prescriptions, up to 150 an hour.
The Punggol polyclinic offers comprehensive and holistic healthcare services for the entire family. The key services include outpatient medical care and treatment for chronic and acute conditions, women health services such as screening for cervical and breast cancer, child health services, immunisation and development assessment.
Beyond the services provided by a typical polyclinic, Punggol residents will also have access to x-ray, physiotherapy and podiatry services; offering patients accessible and convenient one-stop location for their various medical needs. The new Polyclinic is designed to be conducive and age-friendly with features such as lifts and low ramps for wheelchair access.
As a primary care hub under the SingHealth Regional Health System, Punggol Polyclinic will be working closely with the upcoming Sengkang General and Community Hospitals, General Practitioners (GP) clinics and other community service providers to provide seamless and coordinated care for the residents.
The Dark Gallery presents a treasury of discoveries on the canvas of chocolate. They believe in preserving the quality of the craft, to unravel the finest cocoa. They carefully compose chocolate, inspiring a rhapsody of desserts. Visit their latest outlet at Ngee Ann City and discover the dark.
Their 1st outlet is located in Millenia Walk and you can read about it here.
Qi - House of Sichuan, the one-Michelin-starred Sichuan Restaurant in Hong Kong is now also available in Singapore, serving contemporary Sichuan dishes at Marina Bay Financial Centre.
Qi has been awarded the One Michelin Star for three consecutive years since 2016, it has created a modern interpretation of traditional and authentic Sichuan dishes that reflect the “seven flavours of Sichuan” (spicy, aromatic, sweet, bitter, sour, peppery, and salty). A wide spectrum of intense flavours can be experienced at Qi.
SABON came to the world out of love for textures and scents, the art of grooming and pleasure, creation and listening, and out of the will to provide people with hours of relaxation and magic in their stormy everyday lives. The first SABON store was opened in 1997 on Shenkin Street, in the heart of Tel Aviv, by the two founders of the chain – Sigal Kotler-Levi and Avi Piatok. Its first store in Singapore will be opening soon in Ngee Ann City.
The SABON story began with making firm handmade soaps based on a 70 year old Australian formula, sold fresh and by the pound. SABON specializes in creating a personal and exciting experience, developing care products for the body and the soul, and considering the ambient as part of this experience.
SABON uses only high quality ingredients and heart captivating designs, and pays special attention to packaging and to understanding the deep meaning of the term "giving". From its early days, SABON has been extraordinarily aware of nature and has made a point of using natural ingredients and preserving the environment in which we live.
The National Parks Board (NParks) opens Marsiling Park, formerly known as Woodlands Town Garden, after 22 months of enhancement works. As a result of close consultation with the community during the design process, the park now offers a range of new day and night experiences for visitors to enjoy. Enhancements have also been sensitively made to the mangrove area to allow visitors to get closer to nature as well as for biodiversity to thrive.
With its lush greenery and peaceful ambience, Marsiling Park is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The park features activity areas and amenities for visitors of all ages.
Visitors can enjoy the view of the picturesque pond from the viewing tower or the boardwalks, especially in the evening, as the lighting is curated to leverage on the reflections on the water body to create a special illumination effect.
The one of a kind butterfly-shaped playground with climbing ropes provides children with a challenging play experience while the Fun Play area has play equipment with musical elements for an interactive play experience.
Nature-lovers will appreciate the butterfly-attracting plants and educational interpretive boards that have been introduced around the playground, as well as the enhanced mangrove habitat along the western edge of the park.
There are also several spaces for community activities, such as the activity plaza and the amphitheatre, which features a rain garden. Visitors can also enjoy refreshments at the F&B outlet in the park, which is open 24 hours daily.
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.
Jinjo is a modern Japanese Sumiyaki concept by the Les Amis Group that focuses on the Japanese art of grilling. It is also where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. The restaurant is helmed by veteran washoku sous-chef Makoto Saito.
Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery is celebrated through a prefecture focused menu. Cooked over handcrafted charcoal, prime seasonal ingredients, which have been painstakingly sourced from all over the Japan, are imbued with a delicious smokiness and transformed into delectable dishes.
The dining experience at Jinjo is completed by a selection from our extensive sake menu. Curated specially to match the taste profile of Jinjo’s sumiyaki items, the list is also a representation of the best from the different prefectures of Japan.
The Centrepoint is now home to the flagship showroom of LuxLexicon, the largest reseller of Hermes bags in Singapore.
With over 300 pieces in stock, LuxLexicon as the largest purveyor of Hermes Birkins and Kellys outside Hermes stores in Singapore and a leader in authenticated luxury consignments for Hermes. Prices range from $8,000 for a pre-owned box leather vintage Kelly to $88,000 for a brand new crocodile Birkin.
The love for Hermes is at the centre of everything they do at LuxLexicon. Through their close relationships with their clients who are privileged customers of the brand, LuxLexicon gains private access to the best and widest selection of Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, allusive to the vast majority of consumers. This access, coupled with the role that they have earned as trusted stewards of the prized handbags that pass through their hands, continually reward their shoppers with the most coveted handbags at low prices unparalleled anywhere else in the secondary market.
Expected to be ready in 2023, Singapore General Hospital's new Emergency Medicine Building on the SGH Campus will be equipped with facilities and services to better manage patients with emergency conditions. As the new building has easy access to the expertise of many disciplines, the hospital is able to initiate expedient and coordinated care for its patients.
SGH constantly builds capabilities in emergency medicine to stay ahead of changing healthcare needs. This includes preparedness to handle national emergnecis including mass casualty incidents and disease outbreaks. They enhance diagnostic and treatment abilities through education, research and collaboration.
Strategically located on the SGH Campus, the Emergency Medicine Building will be connected with the main hospital complex to allow pateints timely access to multi-disciplinary care. Besides emergency medicine related facilities, the building will also house the Acute Medical Ward, Hospital Decontamination Station and other support services.
Want to know what goes on inside a Community in Bloom (CIB) Community Garden here in Singapore? At the Leng Kee CC Sky Community Garden, there are more than 60 species of edibles, ornamental and biodiversity-enhancing plants at its newly renovated rooftop! The Women Executive Committee (WEC) helps to maintain this community garden and regularly harvests herbs and spices for cooking demonstrations in their community kitchen next to the garden. The food is then shared with interest groups and members of the public.
Put your horticulture skills to good use and contribute to the unique green ambience of Singapore through Nparks' ‘Community In Bloom’ programme!
Launched in May 2005 and first carried out at Mayfair Park Estate, the Community in Bloom nationwide gardening movement aims to foster a community spirit and bring together residents, both young and old, to make Singapore our garden. Today, CIB has close to 1,000 community gardens across Singapore that have engaged over 20,000 residents.
Allium Healthcare Holdings’s maiden nursing home project 'Allium Care Suites' on Venus Drive will be the first nursing home in Singapore comprising only single and double en suite rooms. The facility is expected to be ready in Q1 of 2019 The 129-bed, four-storey nursing home is designed to be more like private residences, such as apartments and condominiums. The facility is expected to be ready in Q1 of 2019.
Allium paid $24.3 million for the 4,000 sq m & 30-year leasehold site. The development cost of the project is estimated to be $40 million to $45 million.
Facilities include spa and hydrotherapy pools, as well as pool pavilions to allow residents to mingle among themselves and also with non-residents from the neighbourhood. Consultants from Australia and Japan have been engaged to design the nursing home and its interiors. Japanese construction company Tokyu Construction is the contractor for the project. While the space is designed to be efficient, it also takes into consideration natural light, good ventilation and healing elements.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
ROYAL SQUARE at Novena is an integrated development by developer Hoi Hup Sunway at the premier gateway to Health City Novena. It offers shopping, dining and hospitality experience under one roof. Being strategically located at the junction of Thomson Road and Irrawaddy Road, Royal Square at Novena is linked to the Novena MRT and within a stone’s throw from Orchard Road.
The 33-storey mixed use development is made up of a 2-storey mall comprising 25 units of Shops and 24 units of Restaurant; a communal landscape deck incorporated with 2 restaurants; 171 Medical Suites equipped with Day Surgery Centre, Imaging Centre and Laboratory. It is topped off with a 250 rooms Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
The medical suites will enjoy abundant daylights as they are designed to be outward facing with corridor access. The tower is in the general north south orientation, so that there is minimal heat gain and glare. Most of the units are also well shaded by specially designed façade sunshading. Each unit is designed with toilet provision which allow purchasers to incorporate their own toilets provision for future incorporation by purchasers.
Centre for Medical Imaging, laboratory and the day surgery centre supporting the vibes for the medical centre are located on the 7th to 9th Storey. Medical suites available for sale are located on the 10th to 21st Storey, with size ranges from 420 sq ft to 786 sq ft. The medical suites will be served by its own lift lobby equipped with efficient passenger and service lift system, some of the lift cars are catered to allow stretcher usage.
On top of all these, the building aims to be environmentally sustainable by providing a myriad of passive and active building technology. It will be awarded the highest grade of Platinum in the Singapore Greenmark building grading system. In addition to that, there are facilities like fitness areas on the communal landscape deck, bicycle park that create an environment for healthy living, possibilities for exercises and promotes active lifestyle.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
GROHE, the world’s leading brand in sanitary fittings, opens its first fully-owned and operated flagship store in Asia today.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt, GROHE SPA aims to raise the bar in delighting and inspiring designers and consumers with a showcase of GROHE’s most innovative water technologies. Covering over 6,000 square feet on two levels, visitors are invited to learn about the design inspiration behind GROHE’s award-winning collections and experience “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure Joy of Water).
GROHE collections and products star in many of the world’s most luxurious spas and hotels. The store has recreated seven of these luxurious bathroom suites – each telling a unique design story and testifying to architects’, designers’ and developers’ preference for the brand. Consumers can walk through the bath sanctuaries to get inspired and learn more about the different products featured so as to create their personal hydrotherapy at home.
To experience the different shower sprays, GROHE SPA features live water areas where visitors can experience first-hand GROHE’s DreamSpray® technology. Consumers can also try GROHE’s Minta Touch in the live kitchen area where the tap can be turned on and off with a touch of the arm, leaving hands free to handle food in the kitchen.
Enhancing the brick-and-mortar experience, the store is equipped with smart technologies that help consumers and designers visualise and plan their selections. Tapping on virtual reality (VR) technology, GROHE SPA has a built-in Shower Configurator where consumers can customise their preferred shower system and experience how it comes together in function and design before making a purchase. Putting on a VR headset, consumers see their selections brought to life via projections to experience their shortlisted choices, all without actually getting wet.
Understanding that product information is key in purchase consideration, the store has implemented the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enable immediate access via a mobile device. Visitors can learn more about each product displayed and get detailed specifications as they walk through the store, tagging products and emailing the desired information to themselves immediately. Alternatively, they can also project their selections onto a 40-inch interactive touchscreen display interface to better understand each product and view how products have been used in hotel and housing projects from around the world.
Welcoming both designers and consumers, GROHE SPA’s first Asia flagship store will be opened to the public from 9 March.
Absent from the Singapore retail market for several years, global home fashion brand Aussino has returned to Singapore with a new 3,000 sq ft concept store at Harbourfront Centre.
Aussino International plans to be back for a long-term business development in Southeast Asia and hope to have at least 7 stores islandwide by mid-2019.
Aussino is a USA brand originating from Australia. They are a leading international retailer and wholesaler of home fashion textiles with a global presence in more than 30 countries with over 8000 retail outlets and point of sales worldwide.
Archer Daniels Midland Company celebrated the opening of a cutting-edge flavor and ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation center at the Biopolis research hub in Singapore. The opening of the 8,900-square foot (825-square meter) space will serve as the gateway to consumers in Southeast Asia and beyond and enable ADM to work closely with customers to create complete flavor and specialty ingredient solutions that meet consumer preferences for taste, nutrition, function and texture. It will be staffed by a team of food scientists, flavorists and applications experts, along with sales, marketing and regulatory personnel.
The new innovation center features a wide range of capabilities, including a food and flavor analytic lab; a beverage and dairy applications lab and pilot plant; a bakery and confectionery lab; a meat and savory lab; a sweet and savory creation lab; sensory evaluation facilities; and a customer innovation center.
Singapore is home to approximately 100 ADM employees. For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, they’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries.
Managed by NTUC Foodfare, the dual concept hawker centre offers both traditional food stalls and “hipster” cuisine not commonly found at local food centres here that will appeal to younger patrons.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is the first hawker centre in Pasir Ris Town. Within walking distance from the Pasir Ris MRT station, residents of the area can expect a vibrant centre with good food at affordable prices.
With more 800 seats at the new centre; the stalls and dining area are arranged in a singular fan-shaped profile, facing the Pasir Ris Town Park, which will give patrons a unique ‘dining in a park’ experience. Various family-friendly amenities are included in this new centre, such as the availability of lowered seating for children and the elderly. There are diaper changing and nursing rooms on both levels of the hawker centre. Three passenger lifts will also make access more convenient for both patrons and stallholders. The hawker centre is a place for community bonding and social interaction for residents and visitors of Pasir Ris.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is one of the 10 new centres announced by the Government in 2012.
Tarte By Cheryl Koh has relocated to level 2 of Shaw Centre. It used to be just a takeaway tart shop and it is now a new patisserie with a dining area. Enjoy the sweet creations by Asia’s Best Pastry Chef in 2016.
At the new 1,100 sq ft space, you will uncover a cosy 30-seater dining area and an expanded menu featuring a curated selection of beverages, as well as tantalising sweet and savoury treats.
One of life’s greatest gastronomic indulgences can be found at Tarte by Cheryl Koh, a spin-off by the Les Amis Group with Les Amis restaurant’s pastry chef Cheryl Koh, which opened in April 2015. In a span of a year, Chef Cheryl was awarded ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016.
Get ready for a gastronomical experience as Shard Restaurant & Bar brings you excellent tasting Spanish cuisine.
Shard is the latest Spanish cuisine experience to hit our shores here in Singapore and they’re looking forward to dazzle your tastebuds.
The restaurant comprises a wine and modern tapas bar, with tables at the sidewalk terrace as the perfect relaxing spot to enjoy the fascinating ambience.
Sip a glass of house wine and munch on some mouth-watering delicious tapas. The interior is a combination of lights, minimalist lines and an open kitchen. It is a pleasant and elegant space to feast on Shard’s signature dishes, like the highly appreciated Black Garlic Tuna or the Kilawin and Banana Explosion.
Rainbow Centre's Seeds Cafe is a vocational set-up that provides for persons with disabilities so that they can transit to open employment.
Serving excellent coffee and wholesome food, Seeds is where young people with different abilities can grow and where all of us can better appreciate people as unique individuals through authentic and meaningful interactions.
Founded in 1992, Rainbow Centre Singapore is a not-for-profit organisation that serves children and young people with a diverse range of moderate to severe developmental needs, including autism, physical, visual and/or hearing disabilities; many have multiple disabilities.
To facilitate the relocation, the existing polyclinic at Block 723 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 will be closed from Friday, 26 January 2018. Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic will resume operations on Monday, 29 January 2018 at its new site located at 21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2.
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) forms the primary healthcare arm of the National Healthcare Group (NHG). Its six polyclinics serve a significant proportion of the population in the central and northern parts of Singapore.
NHGP provides a comprehensive range of health services for the family, functioning as a one- stop health centre providing treatment for acute medical conditions, management of chronic diseases, women & child health services and dental care. The focus of NHGP’s care is on health promotion and disease prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, disease management through physician led team-based care as well as enhancing the capability of Family Medicine through research and teaching.
The first cafe was launched two years back at Marina Bay Sands by the JT Network, which also runs a chain of official DC Comics Super Hero retail stores in Asia.
Next to cafe is a retail store which offers the latest DC Comics collectibles, souvenirs and apparel.
DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe offers a cheerful menu with a range of delectable dishes.
As the cafe’s menu launches us into a DC Comics Super Heroes themed adventure, its dynamic interior and upbeat ambience makes DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe the perfect venue for get-togethers amongst family and friends at Ngee Ann City. Regardless of age, you can be sure of the adventure that awaits you at DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe.
On Oct 11 last year, a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West were gutted by a blaze that broke out. Residents in Jurong West can look forward to a new two-storey market, shopping and community complex that replaces the burnt market.
Built by the Housing and Development Board and expected to be ready by the end of next year; the new premises will cost an estimated S$6.2 million and a 420 sq m market with 35 stalls, a 433 sq m coffee shop on the ground floor and a hub for active ageing upstairs.
The new building of Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre located on Guillemard Road is now officially open; the new edifice infuses traditional Tibetan style with modernity – her distinct and brightly coloured façade stands out from the surrounding buildings.
They are planning to make good use of the building to benefit everyone and for people to learn the spiritual path. Various programmes and courses will be provided and they will also be involved in social services wherever needed, just as they have done actively for over thirty years.
This new building shall be a beacon to flourish the Buddhadharma both in Singapore and the region.
Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre was established in 1981 by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to realise the precious teachings of Buddha in Singapore. Since then, through various programmes such like classes, meditation, teachings, practices and many more, the Centre has benefited many people.
Dialogue with Time is an exhibition at Science Centre Singapore exclusively on the topic of ageing. It is a fully-guided experience and is facilitated by retirees who will lead a group of visitors through various zones in the exhibition.
The key highlight of the tour are two discussion zones where the senior guides will facilitate dialogues with visitors to overcome stereotypes or misguided assumptions associated with old age. Other interactive exhibits within the exhibition also allow you to experience and understand more about the ageing process and reconsider your perception of age.
Find out more about the exhibition highlights here.
At NorthStar Gymnastics, they are committed to making your gymnastics and fitness dreams come true. Their new 4,700 sq ft air-conditioned facility at the newly-launched SingPost Centre Mall provides an outstanding environment for students of all levels and abilities.
âWhether you’re a beginner or a competitive gymnast, reach your full potential with NorthStar Gymnastics.
At NorthStar Gymnastics, they embrace a fun, positive and safe way to learn! Their gymnastics & fitness classes cater to all abilities and goals. Choose from their progressive Beginner, Competitive & Adult gymnastics programmes. Class sizes are kept small to provide individual attention and practice time.
NorthStar Gymnastics is founded by Coach Jon Gutierrez in 2017 to provide a conducive space where students can reach their full potential. An active member of Singapore Gymnastics, he served as Gymnastics Floor Manager at both the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and 2015 SEA Games. He also trains new coaches as a presenter with SG Coaches accreditation programme.
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.
Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is upping the ante in the entertainment scene in the east of the city, with the opening of Singapore’s first all-new laser projection multiplex at the new Singpost Centre retail mall, located at the heart of Paya Lebar.
Laser projection made its debut on the screens in all eight auditoriums at the 756-seat GV Paya Lebar, which officially opened to the public last month.
With a brightness of 20,000 lumens, the Barco Smart Laser Projection delivers unprecedented picture quality, far outperforming traditional digital projections. The new system creates higher contrast, clearer, crisper imagery and higher colour saturation, providing viewers with a far superior visual effect.
Similarly, auditorium seating has undergone a radical re-think from conventional cinema row-seating. Fusing contemporary design with essential modern-day comfort, GV Paya Lebar’s latest seating concept in its DUO DELUXE hall, gives movie goers the option of enhanced privacy and comfort. With its opulent twin leatherette seats, specially designed with lumbar cushion for superior support, the exclusive 58-seat cinema is further testament to GV’s uncompromising approach to creating the ultimate cinema experience.
Randy Indulgence is a healthy Cereal and Acai bar located in the bustle of the CBD at Tanjong Pagar Centre that offers great taste and superfood goodness Acai, minus the second guessing.
Be it any time of the day, Randy Indulgence will help you get it started feeling great and closing it with a sweet bang. Not to mention you can now enjoy ice cream in a healthier way with their fruit and ice cream fusion plus a dash choice cereals for the added crunch factor in your creamy snack.
There is always room for dessert when you don't have to answer to calorie calculator, and there is never a wrong time for a good snack with them!
The new Yishun Park Hawker Centre with 43 cooked food stalls and about 800 seats has open for business. Residents can look forward to enjoying affordable food at the new hawker centre, which will feature natural ventilation, family-friendly features, such as child-friendly toilet facilities and family-friendly seating, and built-in tray-return facilities at accessible locations.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has appointed Timbre Group as the managing agent for the Yishun Park hawker centre. Timbre Group’s proposal was selected following the evaluation of the five proposals received for NEA’s call for tender for the management of the hawker centre made in February 2017. The proposal by Timbre Group showed a strong emphasis on social objectives, had various productivity measures, and comprised innovative solutions to ensure the vibrancy of the hawker centre. Timbre Group was set up in 2005, and they have a wide experience in the local food and beverage industry.
NEA has been exploring various alternative management models for hawker centres by engaging socially-conscious operators as managing agents. The experience of these operators in food and beverage operations, as well as property and lease management, can help improve the operational efficiency of hawker centres. They can also help enhance the dining experience at hawker centres while ensuring good quality and affordable food. Socially-conscious operators may also be more flexible and better able to provide centre-specific solutions to address issues which vary from centre to centre.
After undergoing a S$150 million revamp, SingPost Centre opened its new retail wing in October 2017. Conveniently located next to Paya Lebar MRT station, SingPost Centre brings together an exciting array of lifestyle and F&B offerings that are set to further enliven Paya Lebar Central.
Featuring an industrial chic design aesthetic, the five-storey mall from Basement 1 to Level 4 covers a gross floor area of 269,000 sq ft, double the size of the original. It houses about 130 stores over a net lettable area of 178,000 sq ft that include leading brands in fashion, dining, entertainment and children’s enrichment. SingPost Centre mall is owned by Singapore Post and managed by CapitaLand.
Platform M by Ministry of Food (MOF) is a one stop food station that creates a space, evoking memories of a colonial past. It is a themed foodhall reminiscent of a heritage railway station with decorative period elements and showcases 9 restaurant concepts with 1 fruit juice concept.
A melting pot of exciting Local Delights & Coffee, Cantonese Kitchen, Korean, Japanese, Western and Northern Chinese cuisine all located in a one-stop food station.
At Plaftorm M, you can enjoy food fare from MOF's 9 food concepts which are;
Hawkerman™ is a collection of curated stories representing Singapore’s Hawker fares with the combined history of more than 130 years. In this latest concept by Tenderfresh Group, the best of the ‘street food’ recipes from across Singapore were handpicked and delivered to you at a single location.
From crispy fried farm fresh spring chicken by Tenderfresh to delicious 60’s Hokkien Mee fried with the distinctive prawn broth from Warong Kim’s, or the healthy stew of 7 key ingredients that makes up the Rainbow fillings; a heritage recipe handed down since 1977 to make their Ah Boy’s Hokkien popiah, there’s always something for everyone.
A taste of authentic French cuisine and refined Local Chinese delights await diners at Racines.
Located at the new Sofitel Singapore City Centre and helmed by the award-winning Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, connoisseurs of gourmet experiences will enjoy a menu of traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes all prepared by two distinct culinary brigade at four live cooking stations. French for roots, Racines uses seasonal local produce and organically grown ingredients. Herbs harvested from the hotel’s own herb garden are used at both the restaurant and bar.
The restaurant’s menu offers a plethora of epicurean delights that are crafted and catered to various dietary needs including health-conscious Delight dishes. Embark with Racines on a culinary journey of flavours spanning the breadth and depth of Singapore and France, for an unforgettable epicurean experience.
One of Racines' star signatures; French Classic Cuisses De Grenouille and Refined Local Chinese Stir-Fried Frog Legs in Spicy Szechuan Salt. Experience two iconic cuisines without compromising on authenticity and premium quality.
Fat Belly is the first speakeasy-style steakhouse in Singapore that is hidden within ice cream & dessert shop, Sugarhaus.
It is available only in the evening and it houses only 10 counter seats.
Fat Belly focuses on serving alternative cuts of beef, that when cooked properly, can be very flavorful & tender. Their signature item is The Flat Iron, which is best enjoyed with a pinch of salt & pepper. They introduce different cuts of beef to you on a seasonal basis.
The Artground is an arts centre and accessible play space for children aged 12 and under and they aim to provide positive arts experiences across a variety of art forms.
Throughout the year, The Artground will present interactive art installations that children can climb through, over and under and this changes tri-annually. This provides excellent non-directive play opportunities for children to discover and practice their motor skills.
The Artground draws inspiration from the poem, The Hundred Languages of Children.
“The child is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
a hundred, always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover
a hundred worlds to invent
a hundred worlds to dream.”
- Excerpt from, The Hundred Languages of Children by Loris Malaguzzi.
The Artground encourages everyone who visits their center to be creative by offering opportunities for the child and the artist to remain inquisitive for life. Their primary arts programmes and ancillary workshops that go beyond the arts realm, facilitate learning through play and empower children to express themselves in a hundred ways.
On the weekends, The Artground will provide a variety of art-related programmes that families with young children can engage in together. These include gardening, performing arts (music, dance/movement & drama) as well as arts & craft activities.
The oldest of three malls in Tampines central, this facelift project will be the mall's first major renovation since it opened in 1995.
The 216,055 sqft mall will have 218 shop units. One of its anchor tenants is lifestyle grocer Mahota Market. It will take up about a third of Basement 1 and will feature a booth for freshly bought items to be cooked into meals such as steaks and pastas.
Another anchor tenant, cinema operator Filmgarde will introduce a new “3D immersive sound technology” across its six new movie halls, which will seat nearly 1,000 people in all.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled its updated duty-free stores at Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) on 2nd August. Since being awarded SCC’s first ever master duty-free and general merchandise concession in December 2016, DFS has created a retail environment inspired by the local landscape that delivers DFS’ signature luxurious shopping experience.
For the first time, SCC consolidated a number of its existing duty-free concessions across six categories including wines, spirits and tobacco, beauty and confectionary into a single contract. The stores, which are located at SCC’s Tanah Merah and HarbourFront terminals span seven outlets and are accessible to travelers arriving and departing from Singapore by ferry or cruise ship.
DFS, Singapore Cruise Centre is home to over 150 brands and offers an assortment of retail products from alcohol, tobacco, cosmetics, fashion to travel accessories. The extensive range also includes many exclusive items in wines and spirits, available for purchase only at DFS. The retail experience and offering also grants travelers an opportunity to purchase all essential travel items before embarking on their outward journey.
A gateway to the neighboring Indonesian Riau Islands, DFS, Singapore Cruise Centre is modern and fresh, incorporating nautical elements that reflect the nearby island destinations. Both Batam and Bintan are popular destinations from Singapore. The main retail space at both the arrival and departure areas has been expanded to 6,000 sq ft. to accommodate over 6.3 million ferry passengers and 560,000 cruise passengers annually.
The DFS HarbourFront departure store is also home to an exclusive Whiskey Bar and Cocktail Bar, where guests can sample from a range of whiskies or indulge themselves in specialty cocktails made from fresh ingredients by DFS’ in-house bartenders.
Specialising in Tonkotsu Ramen, Ramen Hitoyoshi at Harbourfront Centre is a new addition to Harbourfront area’s many dining establishments.
The 28-seater restaurant boasts a traditional Japanese style of decor.
Ramen Hitoyoshi has three variants of Tonkotsu broth (simmered for over eight hours); Original, Garlic and Spicy.
You can choose to have a basic version for your ramen which comes with Chashu, Black Fungus and Spring Onion or a Ajitama version which is the basic version with an additional egg and the 3rd option is the “All Toppings” version which comes with all of their toppings including Aburi Belly Chashu. They serve complimentary side dishes like corn and marinated bean sprouts.
The largest mall in Northern Singapore will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year. Developed by Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, the mall is part of Northpoint City, the largest integrated development in the North, housing over 400 retail and dining outlets across two retail wings.
When completed, the 1.33 million square feet Northpoint City will also include the 920-unit North Park Residences, community spaces, an air-conditioned bus interchange and an underground retail link with direct access to Yishun MRT Station.
Northpoint City is expected to serve as a lifestyle, recreation and integrated transportation hub for over half a million residents from Singapore’s northern region.
With a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, a town plaza which is the size of 10 basketball courts and a line-up of lifestyle and retail offerings curated to serve the community, Northpoint City will be the key venue of community interaction and activities.
The Nee Soon Central Community Club will move into the South Wing of the mall by 2018 and will be the first Community Club in Singapore to be housed in a shopping mall. The Yishun Public Library will also be re-opening in the mall by the first quarter of next year.
Pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community and Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)1, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore created additional space for community-focused services. Such community-centric tenants include The RICE Company, a performing arts non-profit organisation, as well as a childcare centre The Orange Academy.
Shoppers can expect a new, exciting and vibrant shopping experience at both the North and South wings, which will form the mall at Northpoint City. With the expected completion of its Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) in September 2017, Northpoint Shopping Centre will be integrated into Northpoint City and renamed as its North Wing.
In addition to a diverse range of retail offerings, the North Wing will feature over 50 food and beverage concepts, including family favourites Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Tenderfresh. The South Wing will have a second food court in addition to a speciality food precinct named "The Makan Town”, an education cluster, as well as other thematic shopping zones.
Drawn by the potential and scale of Northpoint City, the mall is on track to having close to 90% of its retail space leased when it opens in the fourth quarter of this year. Harvey Norman will move into a brand-new 34,000 square feet store to offer even more selections for its shoppers, while retail stalwart FairPrice will open a supermarket spanning 33,000 square feet. This will be the second supermarket in Northpoint City in addition to the existing Cold Storage supermarket, giving even more options for shoppers.
Linking the two wings of Northpoint City’s retail space will be The Courtyard at Basement 1. It will be a community space designed to allow natural light into the mall, while offering an unobstructed view of shopfronts in that area.
Coca-Cola which has a global portfolio comprising more than 500 brands, unveiled a new S$79 million storage and distribution centre in Tuas on 19th July.
The 6,000-sqm facility, is located right across the road from Coca-Cola’s concentrate plant, and is designed to drive efficiency and support the company’s growing business in Asia Pacific.
Coca-Cola’s concentrate plant and distribution centre in Tuas are both operated by Pacific Refreshments Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. Together, they will produce and distribute more than 200 different concentrates for brands such as Coca-Cola, Fanta, Schweppes, Heaven & Earth, Sprite, Pwerade and Minute Maid.
All 49 Seats' casual dining branches have now consolidated to become one main outlet at The Centrepoint.
A new and bigger location where they have more than 149 seats to bring all that tasty goodness of their signature Tom Yum Seafood Pasta back to you. They’re sure it’s more than just a coincidence - over 149 seats at Unit #01-49!
Satisfying your taste bud with fusion western cuisine since 2012, 49 Seats' signature Tom Yum Seafood Pasta is the most popular order amongst customers. It is a creamy, spicy and savory star pasta dish that gets you hooked with every bite.
Great British business wear retailer, T.M.Lewin, has been providing the business world with shirts, suits and accessories since 1898.
The first T.M.Lewin opened in Jermyn Street in 1898. That bustling London Street soon became a magnet for the world’s finest tailors and Mr. Thomas Mayes Lewin was among the industry’s original innovators.
A hundred years ago, shirts didn’t have buttons down the front. T.M.Lewin’s ‘coat-shirts’ were not only pioneering, they are a prototype of the modern shirt worn today.
Over the years, T.M.Lewin has developed its product offer to cover the entire business wardrobe, and have introduced brightly coloured, checked, striped and patterned shirts which bring both a certain confidence and an individual flair to the work uniform. They aim to provide you with the opportunity to effortlessly blend in to your professional life, but confidently stand out from the crowd, with high quality business wear.
A group of Singaporeans, visited My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) in Ho Chi Minh City and were deeply impressed with the flavourful yet healthy range of food MBM Saigon provides. The lingering taste inspired them to bring it nearer to home, by collaborating with MBM Saigon to open its first ever Asian outlet outside of Vietnam, in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Centre.
My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) is a family business managed by Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn's father, Frank Chinn. Together with Vietnam’s well-known European chef Andreas Ertle who has opened restaurants globally from New York to Moscow, the specialty sauces and roasting processes of the quality meat being used by MBM Saigon was developed.
MBM Saigon is fully committed to its objective of providing its valued customers with food products representing “Wholesome, Flavorful, Value”. Since its inception, MBM Saigon has garnered numerous good reviews on TripAdvisor, and has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and is now recognised as Vietnam’s #1 Banh Mi.
Looking for something fun to do? Pop by Science Centre Singapore and visit their latest exhibitions, The Mind's Eye and Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic: A mirror maze experience.
As part of Science Centre Singapore's 40th anniversary celebrations; 270 sqm space of the centre has been transformed into a huge and captivating mirror maze.
Created by Adrian Fisher Design, record holders of seven Guinness World Records; the maze features 105 mirror cells, with more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, plus holograms and fake exits to make for a wondrous kaleidoscope experience.
The mirror maze also doubles as a setting for an exciting escape room game.
“The Mind’s Eye” exhibition features more than 30 exhibits curated by SCS and is an exhibition of optical illusions.
Among the exhibits is one called “View With A Twist”, which showcases a wire sculpture that “transforms from an elephant into two giraffes simply by shifting the visitor’s point of view”.
Spanish restaurant chain, Pura Brasa, which started in Barcelona in 2010, has set foot in Singapore. Its seventh restaurant is now at Tanjong Pagar Centre.
Pura Brasa was created by Josper®, the internationally recognized brand of charcoal ovens, with the aim to be a place to give ideas to Josper’s customers and teach them how to implement the grills and ovens and the variety of applications they have. Eating at Pura Brasa is the best way to see how the Josper® technology works.
Apart from being based on grill and the Josper ovens, Pura Brasa’s concept goes much further: a modern place, with open kitchen, where the customer feels comfortable and relaxed while savoring a unique dining experience. A novel formula of understanding the act of eating, or simply enjoying some tapas, in a pleasant, modern and casual ambience.
Homegrown e-retailer, Reebonz, has opened an 8-storey S$40m e-commerce hub in Tampines on Tuesday 30 May.
The building will house the luxury fashion e-commerce company’s management as well as its warehousing and distribution services.
The 200,000-square-foot space is four times larger than Reebonz's previous office and distribution centre and now stock more than 500,000 types of products - which is more than 11 times its previous capacity.
The new hub will be a platform for Reebonz to scale across the region in terms of having a centralised distribution centre that will distribute their products across 17 countries around the world.
Misato is a contemporary Japanese restaurant at Centrepoint with over 70% of their ingredients imported from Japan.
Drop by Misato and taste the difference especially in their Seafood Kaminabe Set which is a hearty combination of Live Tiger Prawns, Fresh Norwegian Salmon & Chicken accompanied by assorted mushrooms, tofu and vegetables simmered in delicious niboshi broth plus a bowl of fragrant Japanese Rice.
Located at Siglap Link and beside the ever-popular East Coast Park, Seaside Residences is the only new development in Singapore that can boast a rare combination of a desirable seaside address, exceptional convenience and connectivity.
Living at Seaside Residences means stunning unblocked views of the sea, and easy access to over 15km of scenic coastline. As there is limited sea-fronting land available for new projects in District 15, this is in fact the first development to be built at such a highly-prized seaside location in 15 years.
Trust Yoga centre plans to share their best yoga knowledge with all, regardless of gender, age, religion, and nationality. Their sharing comprises Yogic science, asana, pranayama & kriya practices and meditation.
Trust Yoga provides back-bend classes with guidance to ensure back-bending is balanced with no additional taxing to any part causing compression. Practice with them to learn the right technique to deepen your backbend.
At Henri Charpentier, they carry the same traditions and spirit from their founding in 1969.
Their flagship store is now at Tanjong Pagar Center.
Inspired by a famous 19th century French chef Henri Charpentier and his signature “Crêpe Suzette”, founder, Naoki Arita opened his first humble café in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan in 1969.
His baking philosophy: to create sweets that bring joy with a touch of surprise. Henri Charpentier prides itself on serving indulgent, creative and authentic pastries and desserts made of the finest quality, such as the use of original cultured butter that is painstakingly developed from raw milk originating exclusively from the Konsen area of Hokkaido.
Henri Charpentier ultimately carved a name for itself as the best French patisserie brand in Japan.
Pixel Studios by The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is the first dedicated facility in Singapore to spur the next generation of digital content creators and media professionals to explore innovative ways of content creation and storytelling.
Spearheaded by IMDA and managed by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), the 25,000 sq ft space located at the Pixel building in one-north, is one of IMDA’s PIXEL (Promising Innovations and Experiential Learning) innovation spaces.
By providing a full suite of facilities and resources backed by capability development programmes with industry partners, Pixel Studios aims to build a community of creators and create opportunities for collaboration across the creative ecosystem.
Collaborative areas, production and technology tools at Pixel Studios will support content creators to experiment and innovate with content and technology. Facilities at Pixel Studios include thematic spaces that can double up as sets for filming and production purposes. For example, meeting and seminar rooms are dressed up as a vintage diner, a kopitiam-themed area with a stage for meeting and presentations, a bar-themed area, a kitchen studio, a relaxation corner and screening area, hot desking spaces, and make-up and changing rooms.
The space will also cater to a larger community of game start-ups. They will enjoy more physical space, with an approximate forty per cent increase in floor area compared to the former Games Solution Centre’s premises at Block 71.
Production and technology tools to support experimentation will include a green screen studio equipped with professional video equipment, editing tools such as video post-editing, recording and audio post-production suites; VR/AR gear, as well as game engines.
To grow the community, digital content creators and professionals interested in creating experimental content or pilots, are welcome to explore and use the space by submitting a proposal on the official website, www.IMPIXEL.sg.
DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy serves Modern French Asian Cuisine and is a space where what you smell, taste, see and hear is distilled by Andrew Lum & Chrisotpohe Lerouy to its essence for an unforgettable experience!
With almost 20 years of experience in various restaurants around the world including Michelin starred restaurant. Chef Lerouy was awarded his 1st Michelin star in Alma By Juan Amador as a Chef De cuisine. After he left Alma by Juan Amador. He furthers his journey as a co-owner of Dstllry par Christophe Lerouy, and introduces his unique modern French cuisine with influence of Asian touch to his new project in collaboration with the founder of DSTLLRY, Andrew Lum.
Brainchild of entrepreneur, highly acclaimed restaurateur, Owner and Creative Chef Ricky Ng, Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House has been synonymous with one of the island’s best chilli crab dishes and innovative modern Chinese menus around town.
As the undisputed pioneer of New Age Chinese cuisine, Chef Ng continues to push culinary boundaries by experimenting with myriad flavours and artfully blending these with what today’s discerning diners look for in a meal, adding his unique contemporary spins on traditional and popular dishes to create iconic Blue Lotus dishes.
Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, Pure Fitness's 2nd gym in Singapore offers unparalleled facilities and an extraordinary fitness experience like no other.
The 20,500 sq. ft. Pure Fitness at Ocean Financial Centre, comes with a wide selection of targeted training zones, high-performance machines and group exercise classes for all fitness levels.
Pure Fitness brings the best fitness experiences from around the world to its prime locations in Hong Kong and Singapore. Their professional team consists of PTA Global certified trainers and passionate instructors who lead over 80 Group X classes weekly per fitness centre that are suitable for all levels of strength and experience.
They inspire and help people to lead healthier, happier lives.
All that you'd expect to find at a world-class gym.
Children deserve places of learning and play which invoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, connection and discovery. An educational space alive with the magic of the natural world, a world of sensorial opportunity - A Living World!
Hidden from the bustling city and nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, the 37,500 square feet sanctuary of Little Paddington Preschool & Infant Care opens its doors to all parents and children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Designed by educational specialists, the school’s innovative environment comprises a beautiful blend of extensive outdoor ateliers and purposefully built indoor facilities that engage children in meaningful learning experiences.
There are also 3 specialized ateliers at the campus to make learning fun for the children. The Science Atelier, where your child is taken on a journey of engineering and inventions, investigating the sciences through guided explorations in the settings of children's laboratory. The United Nations Atelier, is with a global exploratory corner where your child engages in project based learning as the school gather arts, crafts, food and educational items of different regions for them to examine. The Arts Atelier, with arts corners that emphasize on the correlation of music, arts and dramatic play to combine deliverables for early learnings.
Origins' new freestanding store is now at Level 1 of the newly revamped Centrepoint.
In the late 80s, Origins stood out among a culture of excess with their minimal approach to beauty. They harnessed the power of plants to create high performance skincare. And in the process revolutionized the beauty business with their return to Nature and commitment to the environment. They created the first cosmetic container recycling program in the industry. And have worked with organizations like Global ReLeaf to plant trees around the world.
Pho Street offers a vibrant dining ambience serving authentic Vietnamese Street delights from iconic Pho selections, an array of street snacks to crusty Banh Mi. Their latest outlet is now at Ocean Financial Centre.
Led by their Vietnamese executive chef, Pho Street’s tantalising creations promises to whet diners with the vibrant flavours of authentic Vietnamese dishes.
Savour a piping hot bowl of Pho with tender beef slices, served in a light and flavourful broth that has been boiled for long hours to extract the natural goodness of marrow-rich beef bones.
Thesys International is pleased to open its flagship English learning center in Singapore, jointly owned with Nomos Education Pte Ltd at HarbourFront Centre. They will provide ELLoquence to students who intend to learn English at a high proficiency level.
At Thesys, they believe in innovating with technology. They believe in kids, and in kids innovating. They believe a new educational model can inspire a new generation of learners.
Just a 5-minute walk from Botanic Gardens MRT station is new dessert cafe, Han Bing.
Han Bing serves traditional Korean shaved ice dessert made with an authentic bingsu (Korean shaved ice) machine imported from Korea and many more like mango mousse cakes, peach cheesecakes and tiramisus e.g.
Roost's innovative kitchen and cozy restaurant is focused on Singapore's favourite national dish, chicken rice. Delight in the wonderful satisfaction they bring you through their inventive menu of local and Asian delights.
Roost at Centrepoint opens as the first chicken rice themed restaurant featuring the 'made by Singaporeans' invention, iKook; a fusion of innovative cooking with intelligent automation to achieving food quality and perfection every single time.
Part of the new Tanjong Pagar Centre, which is now the tallest building in Singapore, is the 223-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre which will be opening in May 2017.
Their luxurious rooms feature bold artwork inspired by the rich shades of leaves, and are equipped with high quality amenities. Stay entertained with a 49" Smart TV and a Bose home entertainment system.
Be sure to check out their restaurant, Racines, by Chef Jean Charles Dubois. The restaurant will be serving up contemporary French and local cuisine.
Dr. stretch is a store for body maintenance and it is now at Suntec City & NEX Serangoon. Choose from 100 stretches for a solution to your body pain. The trainers at Dr. stretch are former athletes and they will tackle your problems with earnest efforts.
You will be surprised at how light your shoulders can feel. Experience a change in a single session. The reason for such satisfaction is that a trainer stretches the core muscles which you cannot access on your own using a unique technique only available at Dr.stretch.
Dal.Komm Coffee from Korea is set to open their 1st cafe in Singapore at Centrepoint some time this December.
Dal.Komm not only means 'sweet' in Korean, it's also a combination of the following two words - 'dal' from Danal (name of the founding company) and the German word 'komm' (which means come) to create the phrase, "Come to Danal".
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) announces that its first overseas venture, JAPAN RAIL CAFE, will open on 4th December 2016. The new travel themed café is located on the level 1 of Tanjong Pagar Centre, the tallest building connected to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.
Aiming to promote travel to Japan, JAPAN RAIL CAFE will provide Japan lovers with a one stop Japan-like experience including the latest Japanese products such as trendy items and convenient rail ticketing service for Japan rail passes. It will also serve as a platform to communicate unique information to Singaporeans about the less known travel destinations in Japan.
The café food menu at JAPAN RAIL CAFE adopts a combination of various F&B recipes developed by JR East Food Business (JFEB), a food subsidiary under the JR East Group owning more than 50 brands of F&B outlets in Tokyo. At the café, a range of daily Japanese food such as burger sets, sandwich sets and rice bowls will be served. Every month, a special menu will be launched featuring a few representative dishes of the monthly featured region.
Experience the 1st Koyamaki Onsen Therapy in Singapore with Elements Wellness at Centrepoint.
Soak in their highly prized and rare Koyamaki wooden tub filled with energized ion water and reap numerous health benefits. The noble Koyamaki tree has been around since prehistoric days and it is the most prized of the five sacred trees in Japan. Inhale the lime-scented fragrance of Koyamaki wood and observe the visual beauty of the fine wood grain. The natural oils of the prized Koyamaki wood also have healing properties and are antibacterial.
The negative ions generated by their Onsen water neutralize the free radicals that age your body and discharge them out of your body. Such negative ions are also generated in nature by plants, waterfalls, fountains, waves and thunderstorms, and most of us have experienced the energizing effects of being near such natural occurrences. It refreshes your body and mind.
You may ask how is TSUJIRI different from all the other tea shops in Singapore? The secret lies in the green tea powder which they import from Uji, Kyoto. Try out their variety of green tea drinks and desserts. They are offering a 1-for-1 promotion (till 21st Nov 2016) as they celebrate the opening of their new outlet at Centrepoint.
Dated back in 1860, it was the end of the ancient Edo period. This too, marks the start of the brand TSUJIRI was first established by Riemon Tsuji in Uji, Kyoto, Japan. The founder Riemon tapped his own wealth to improve the then tea industry, advancing and innovating the method to enhance the flavors and sweetness of the tea to produce the highest quality of Gyokuro tea leaves. He has also created a tea cabinet to prolong the freshness of tea leaves. This means that TSUJIRI’s teas are as fresh as the ones found in Japan. His effort was well recognized by many and to attest to that, his statue was built in Byodain, the Kyoto’s world Heritage temple.
KYOAJI mean “Taste from KYOTO”. Located at the heart of Singapore, the restaurant is set up with warm Japanese ambience to embrace you with the warm of Japanese culture and cuisine.
To please your expectation, they ensure the freshness of fishes and seasonal seafood are supply by air flown. The quality of each procurement is reassured by an ultra low temperature storage facility in Singapore.
John Phua, the Executive Chef of KYOAJI has almost 30 years of experience in Authentic Japanese cuisine, his passion for Japanese Cuisine drive him to attain excellence and perfection in his skill. His persistence in maintaining the origin of the Japanese style of cooking, enable his loyal customer to experience the feel of Japan within his restaurant.
Keepers, an eclectic homegrown collective, which had three pop-up stores under its belt, has moved into a permanent space at the National Design Centre (NDC).
On display are Singapore jewelry label, Carrie K., whose handmade leather accessories will launch in the later half of 2016, along with artisanal candles by A Dose of Something Good, spice pastes by Batu Lesung Spice Company, dressy scarves by Binary Style; flavored chocolate morsels by Demochoco, organic skin products by Frank Skincare, locally inspired furnishings by Hinika and heritage-themed wallpapers by Onlewo.
Synonymous with comforting and nourishing Chinese cuisine that is served across 18 outlets in Malaysia, Souper Tang (æ±¤å¸ç¶), a successful and well-respected brand name in its home country, has proudly opened its doors in Singapore. Now, diners here can look forward to a sanctuary of wholesome fare in the heart of Orchard Road, within a new F&B cluster in The Centrepoint.
With a strong foundation in Chinese herbs due to the owners’ expertise in the Chinese medical hall business, Souper Tang is committed to serving nourishing fare skilfully enhanced with Chinese herbs, yet retaining delicious flavours that are pleasing on the palate – at once challenging the perception that the use of herbs can be a ‘bitter pill to swallow’.
While soups feature prominently on the menu – as the name suggests – the restaurant has also taken great efforts to offer a wide array of unique dishes that will cater to all at the table such as unique seafood and meat dishes, congee, mee suah (wheat noodles) and one-dish meals.
The Yard is Singapore’s first ever multi-specialist, Olympic standard sporting facility, offering an array of acrobatic classes and activities including Gymnastics, Parkour, Trampolining and Personal Fitness Conditioning for all ages and abilities.
The state-of-the-art urban arena in Jurong is newly renovated and occupies 20,000 square feet, making it the largest facility of its kind locally. It can also accommodate over 150 people at a time, taking part in a variety of classes.
Most notably, the space holds over 13,000 square feet of Olympic standard, customised and limited edition gymnastics apparatus.
This modern warehouse space features an impressive viewing lounge, allowing viewers, parents and wannabe thrillseekers a breathtaking perspective over the training grounds.
Conveniently located next to the Singapore Science Centre, The Yard is a short five-minute walk from Jurong East MRT Station, and a quick drive from the Jurong Town Council exit at the AYE.
More than 15 butterfly species, imported from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia, will be housed in a humidity and temperature-controlled space.
Visitors will also see an endangered species - the common birdwing butterfly - which is among the largest butterflies in Asia.
Called Butterflies Up-Close, the exhibition is a collaboration between SCS and Sentosa's Butterfly and Insect Kingdom.
Apart from live butterflies, other highlights include a "Research Pod" where visitors can observe butterfly specimens under microscopes and learn about their anatomy. They will also be able to learn about the winged creatures' life cycle.
Maison Ikkoku, voted & awarded as the "BEST COCKTAIL BAR" by the people of Singapore, has opened a new outlet at the Fort Canning Arts Centre.
Established in 2011, Maison Ikkoku is famously known for its NO MENU bespoke cocktail concept. At FORT, Executive Chef and Senior Master Mixologist, Ethan Leslie Leong applies his legendary cocktail techniques with a balanced selection of food, from soups to salads, cocktail carpaccio to handrolled maki, signature dishes & desserts. Patrons will have the opportunity to witness both artisanal chef & mixologist crafting in action.
Before the opening of Fort, Ethan went to Zurich to upgrade his culinary skills. It was this travel experience that inspired him to create FORT's menu. He spent 4 months perfecting the 6 course cocktail pairing dinner that delivers a "multi-sensory dining experience". "It was time for me to create an entire dining experience" said Chef Ethan who switched from culinary to mixology in 1995. Watch for signature dishes such as "The Sea" that brings out the aroma, taste and visuals of the deep blue ocean using sea salt sorbet, seaweed, scallop, oyster and salmon roe.
The cocktails at FORT focus on “taste profile development” – a different style of cocktail mixing, using techniques such as distillation, infusion, spherification, dehydration, emulsion, smoking and house made Tonic Water.
The restaurant’s interior is also designed by Ethan and is an eccentric mix of ancient industrial with a touch of chic using combinations of Railway Sleepers, Copper, Edison Filament and Red Velvet.
Named after Honoré de Balzac, the famous French novelist and playwright, the new Balzac Brasserie in Rendezvous Gallery serves up a slice of Paris the way its namesake does. Serving rustic French bistro classics, Balzac Brasserie is unpretentious and unassuming, but done with an amazing attention to details.
After almost three years quenching a thirst for good-value French wines at its Shaw Centre nook, Caveau moves to the second floor of the mall and adds daytime hours to its operations.
Launched in 2012, Caveau Wines & Bar is an artisan wine bar which serves a wide range of wines that have been cherry-picked by award winning sommeliers.
An inaugural joint project by the Les Amis Group with its sister company Vinum Fine Wines, Caveau Wines & Bar seeks to be Singapore’s first 2âinâ1 beverage playground offering a good drink all day! Combining the prowess of two of Singapore’s most respected F&B brands, Caveau Wines & Bar is a one stop destination bringing together an artisanal coffee bar and a Wine Bar.
Mak's Noodle, the traditional Cantonese restaurant in Central, Hong Kong specialising in wonton noodles, will open at the Centrepoint by the end of June.
Dating back to the 1960s, the business is now in the run by Mak Chi-Ming, a third-generation descendant of Mak Woon-Chi who once served the dish to the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-Shek.
It is claimed that the recipe has remained unchanged since Mak's grandfather's time.
Taking over Fort Canning Arts Centre, the Pinacothèque’s inaugural feature exhibition is The Myth of Cleopatra. Restellini believes the powerful pharaoh was a figure who captivated generations of artists, scholars, historians… and even fancy dress partygoers. Over 200 works are showcased, – from archaeological artefacts to theatre props – that are related to or inspired by Cleopatra. Also included is the funeral mask, ‘designed to cover the face of the mummies in the burial ceremonies; judging by its size, this mask in particular was designed for a child,’ explains Restellini.
Close to 50 masterpieces – such as those by Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock – from private collections make up the permanent collection. A Heritage Gallery celebrating the history of Fort Canning offers free entry, while the Singapore Pinacothèque Art Academy will provide workshops and lectures. The Features Gallery is expected to rotate its shows two to three times a year.
Ippudo, well-recognised for their quality authentic Hakata ramen, will be marking their foray into yet another different concept and product - Japanese sake - bringing the best that Japan has to offer for Singapore to experience. Bar Ippudo, the first of its kind in Singapore under the Ippudo brand, will be launched mid-May at Shaw Centre next to their dining restaurant.
Serving as both retail and dine-in, Bar Ippudo serves as a one-stop store for sake connoisseurs and if you are interested in learning more about this piece of Japanese culture, as well as if you seek a cosy interior to unwind over a large variety of sake.
While the bar itself is not part of the dining restaurant’s interior, it is conveniently situated across the restaurant’s entrance, boasting a sleek and simple décor with a long communal high table, welcoming you to lounge at the table, both seating and standing. Bar Ippudo is partnered with over 20 sake breweries from all over Japan, showcasing each region’s specialty brew, totaling an impressive selection of over 70 sake choices which are featured in glass display for you to take your pick from.
Sake is traditionally paired with otsumami, where you can take sips in between bites. Bar Ippudo also promotes this tradition with a simple bar food menu of creations by their Japanese chef. A well-known favourite would be Oden, typically found on the streets of Japan with simmered ingredients such as white radish, konnyaku, boiled egg and others in clear soup, as well as items such as Miso Yaki and more.
Floral Obsession's designer Chris Teo would have you believe flowers speak louder than words. Step into his atelier and you'd be inclined to agree.
Made to order artisanal handheld bouquets and lavish centrepieces to arrangements bordering on the sculptural, every creation is unique, speaking volumes about the individuality of the patron as well as the artistry of the designer.
No brochures. No catalogues. Arrangements are all uniquely and individually designed.
They are an artisan bakery creating sourdough bread, pastries & wholesome food that nourish your body, delight your senses & gratify your soul.
A collaboration between Far East Flora Holdings and Japan’s artisanal bakery, Signifiant Signifie, the new bakery boasts 45 types of breads and pastries made with natural leaven and ingredients from around the world.
Polo Ralph Lauren has opened it's first flagship store in Singapore and it's biggest store in Asia at Shaw Centre.
The 8,246 square feet duplex store includes Polo Ralph Lauren for women and men and spreads on 2 floors, carrying footwear, accessories and leather goods.
What began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting you to take part in the dream.
Big Box is the biggest of the 4 Warehouse Retail Scheme ("WRS") approved by Singapore EDB. Situated next to the busy Jurong East MRT Station and spanning a whopping 5.6ha of land area, Big Box is the largest of the 4 WRS in Singapore.
"The Big Box - Something for Everyone" is a new concept that targets to offer you a brand new shopping experience for your home and lifestyle needs and home improvement requirements. This new concept of "Stores in Store" aims to surpass your expectations by combining a wide and excellent product mix with unique personalized services that will not only offer great savings but also a privileged and pampered shopping experience.
"The Big Box - Something for Everyone" consists of four main business units offering four unique main retail themes to satisfy the palate of consumers: Consumer electronics, IT and AV Centre, Home & Lifestyle Centre, One for All Hypermart, Food & Beverages Outlets.