The National Parks Board (NParks) has opened the 5.4-hectare Cyclist Park, a new recreational space at East Coast Park. Featuring a longer view corridor of the marina vista, Cyclist Park boasts two new cycling circuits targeted at learners and experienced cyclists, a nature playgarden and F&B and retail outlets for families.
Located at Area D of East Coast Park, at the previous site of Goldkist Chalets, Cyclist Park is an active node, complementing the tranquillity of the nearby Raintree Cove that opened earlier this year. A one-stop hub for cyclists, visitors can practise cycling techniques at the two cycling circuits, as well as purchase and repair bicycles. It is also a stop along the Round Island Route (RIR).
The two circuits - the Learner Circuit and Advanced Circuit - are conducive spaces for cyclists to hone their skills. Beginners can attempt the 280-metre long Learner Circuit, where gentle slopes, large expanse of flat areas, and a mini BMX adventure trail help improve balance and stamina. The 500-metre long Advanced Circuit, with its undulating tracks, sharp turns, gradual granite steps and narrow bridge, provides a fun challenge for more experienced cyclists.
Open plazas with multiple entry points have replaced what was once the gated Goldkist Chalets and visitors can now enjoy unobstructed views of the sea. Visitors who seek a more tranquil experience can soak in the coastal ambience while lounging on terrazzo benches under the shelter of ketapang (Terminalia catappa L.) and handkerchief trees (Maniltoa browneoides). There are also two F&Bs, one convenience retail store and a bicycle retail shop that also run bicycle related workshops as well as repair services.
Families with children can enjoy a new nature playgarden at East Coast Park within the Cyclist Park. The playgarden uses natural materials such as upcycled wood to create curated play features for children to engage in spontaneous play amid nature. Young ones can develop a sense of discovery and train their balance at the simple obstacle course, and older children can try their hand at the 1.5-metre tall mini climbing wall installed with grips, that was fashioned from a log.
The opening of Cyclist Park marks the completion of the second of three phases in the rejuvenation of East Coast Park, which aims to create more open spaces and vistas of the sea, improve accessibility and enhance amenities. This follows the successful reopening of Raintree Cove earlier this year. The enhancement will be completed in 2020 with the opening of Big Splash.
Cyclist Park is located at East Coast Park Area D and is accessible via East Coast Park Service Road, via the underpass linking Mandarin Gardens to D3 Carpark and via Siglap Park Connector. The nearest bus stop is 90 metres away and is served by bus number 401.
Pioneers of Singapore’s cafe culture, PS.Cafe opens its eighth outlet, PS.Cafe by the Sea at East Coast Park, making this their first foray out East, away from the hustle and bustle of the city-centre. Inspired by its waterfront location while staying true to the homegrown brand, the menu showcases and celebrates seafood with exclusive dishes, while introducing a special Junior section for the first time.
Starting from humble beginnings in 1999, PS.Cafe began as a cosy cafe hidden within Projectshop clothing store. The charming and understated spot quickly gained a following for its hearty takes on savoury cafe classics, famous truffle shoestring fries and indulgent cakes, puddings and tarts. Since then - over the course of 20 years, PS.Cafe has steadily expanded in Singapore and recently opened up in Shanghai and Seoul this year.
Spanning over 3,000 sq ft, this 120-seater offers a multitude of crowd-pleasers, impeccably suited for friend gatherings, date nights and weekend brunches with loved ones.
The all-day menu at PS.Cafe by the Sea at East Coast Park pays homage to the serene waterfront location with new seafood dishes such as Chargrilled Octopus ($21) - PS.Cafe's spin on a 'char siew' features octopus wok-fried in a homemade sauce served with chilli lime dip, and Lemongrass Mussel & Clam Spaghettini ($29.50) a Thai-inspired pasta topped with portobello mushrooms, black mussels, fresh Venus clams and various aromatics tossed in a sweet and sour sauce.
Additional new creations, exclusive to PS.Cafe by the Sea East Coast Park include:
Poached Ocean Trout Niçoise ($27) a modern twist on a classic French salad with string beans, green olives, capers, spinach and tuna aioli for a refreshing start to the meal.
Chorizo & Calamari Stew ($30) a hearty pot teeming with white beans, fire-roasted peppers, spicy chorizo and tender squid topped with black garlic aioli and a side of crusty bread.
Singapore Chilli Crab & Prawns ($32) a nod to East Coast tradition of chilli crab, PS.Cafe's rendition comprises fried soft shell crab and grilled tiger prawns with wok-crisped mantous, fresh chilli crab dip and jade fried rice.
Signature items that are familiar to fans such as PS. Truffle Shoestring Fries ($16), Tiger Beer-Battered Fish & Chips ($32) and Spicy King Prawn Aglio Olio ($29.50) are also available. An array of hand-stretched pizzas and a multitude of Asian delights will also be on the menu for a stellar communal dining experience.
Adding to the brand's extensive dessert menu, the novel addition of the Banana Surprise Sundae ($16) showcases PS.Cafe's take on the banana split crowned with toasted almonds, chocolate sauce and tangy strawberry compote - a treat to delight any sweet tooth. Also not to be missed are menu stalwarts, Sticky Date ($15) with lashings of decadent toffee sauce and Double Chocolate Blackout Cake ($16) a rich dark chocolate sponge drizzled with dark chocolate sauce.
For the first time, PS.Cafe launches its Junior Menu for children under 12 years old; featuring kid-friendly items such as its iconic Spaghetti Bolognese ($14), Mini Pancake Stack ($12) with maple syrup, bananas and vanilla ice cream, Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties ($12) with fries, and Cheeseburger and Fries ($13). All items on the Junior Menu come with a complimentary bowl of soft-serve ice cream with chocolate or strawberry sauce.
PS.Cafe by the Sea at East Coast Park's brunch menu with classic-favourites including eggs benedict and pancakes kicks in on weekends at 9.30am until 4 pm. The restaurant also serves breakfast from 9.30am to 11am Monday to Friday, offering staples such as almond chia seed granola and avocado toast.
Japan’s largest train operator East Japan Railway Company (JR East) will open retail shops in 27 of the 32 stations on the future Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Operations is slated in phases from the end of this year.
The 43km TEL will add 32 new stations to the existing rail network, including eight interchange stations linking the TEL to all five existing MRT lines. Besides enhancing connectivity between the north, central and eastern parts of Singapore, TEL will strengthen the resilience of our rail network by providing alternative travel routes for commuters on other lines.
When fully operational in 2024, the TEL is expected to serve approximately 500,000 commuters daily in the initial years, with the figure rising to about one million commuters in the longer term.
Meyer House by UOL Group and Kheng Leong Company is a property development in East Coast which comprises 56 modern luxury residences, each with their own dedicated private lobby and lift - an exclusive first in Singapore.
Enjoy the best of East Coast living at Meyer House and all the attractions downtown within easy reach.
WOHA Architect’s composition for luxury living gives every residence views of the lush internal gardens that spill out onto an adjacent park and cascade down to a lower water courtyard where a refreshing arrival experience unfolds. The landscape, sculpted by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, recalls the charming gardens and rolling hills of the English countryside. The interior design by Yabu Pushelberg integrates the appreciation for nature with contemporary comforts and traditional craftsmanship.
Meyer House is Singapore’s first residential development with a dedicated private lift lobby and direct lift access for every residence. All 4-bedroom and Penthouse units will also have their own exclusive private car park space. An on-site concierge provides convenient assistance with a personal touch.
The interiors bear the signature elegance of Yabu Pushelberg, which has interpreted a new modern luxury for Meyer House that is curated, expressive and honest. Refinement finds expression in handpicked fittings and quality finishes that are attentive to the daily rituals, and in the harmony of colours, textiles and details that evoke a warm feeling of home.
Raintree Cove at East Coast Park has re-opened and it offers scenic views of the sea, plus plenty of areas to rest, lounge, or just hang out with friends and family. Perfect for those who prefer a quieter and more tranquil experience at the park! It is also home to the only pavilion with a green roof in East Coast Park.
Head down to Raintree Cove at Area C for a visit this March!
Raintree Cove is located at East Coast Park Area C and is accessible via East Coast Park Service Road. It is accessible from the underpass linking Marine Terrace to C3 Carpark and via Siglap Park Connector.
Set in the heart of the eclectic east and well-connected to business hubs and schools, Nyon is a freehold residence by Aurum Land with spacious interiors and an exterior inspired by the iconic Peranakan legacy.
Across the seaside neighbourhood in Marine Parade, Nyon's contemporary and time-honouring silhouette rises. With a foundation deeply rooted in its heritage, Aurum Land's Nyon offers a stunning modern take, with human-centric features and upscale comforts. From the romance of its public spaces, to the thoughtful design of every apartment, the Nyon mark of originality can be seen and felt.
With 92 apartments and 1 to 3-bedroom unit types, ranging from 484 sq ft to 1615 sq ft, take your pick from a cosy 1-bedroom for bachelors, an intimate 2-bedroom for couples, or a spacious 3-bedroom.
The Founders’ Memorial station, located between Tanjong Rhu and Gardens by the Bay stations along the TEL, will improve accessibility for visitors to the Bay East Garden, where the memorial will be located. The station will also serve upcoming residential and recreational developments in the area.
Located in the sprawling integrated lifestyle mall Katong Square along the bustling East Coast Road, Spruce@Katong is a casual dining restaurant where families, friends and sporting fans converge. Massive 200, 150 and 85-inch screens stream anything from live sport matches to blockbuster movies for all to enjoy.
Along with modern American comfort fare and a wide selection of delicious drinks, Spruce@Katong guarantees a feast for the senses.
Standing tall amid a verdant enclave, Whistler Grand by CDL is an elevated invitation to adopt the pace of nature. Set within the West Coast precinct, its distinctive 36-storey double towers open up to views of Pandan Reservoir and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Lined with glass windows, an accented grey curtain wall cascades down the architecture facade trimmed by contemporary textured design. It’s the perfect setting to experience all of life’s refinements whilst staying connected.
Whistler Grand is a modern oasis set in close proximity to Jurong Lake District – Singapore’s largest commercial hub outside city centre. Enjoy endless shopping and dining options with JEM, Westgate and IMM nearby and live close to many established schools such as Nan Hua Primary School (located within 1km), Ngee Ann Polytechnic and National University of Singapore. Above all, the upcoming Pandan Reservoir MRT along with the future Jurong Region MRT Line and Cross Island MRT Line will soon provide residents with seamless travel around the island.
With over 60 leisure facilities spread across six clubs, you can put sheer pleasure at the top of your daily agenda.
Plunge into the impressive Lap Pool at the Wellness Club or head out to the teepee tents at the Glamping Garden within the Leisure Club to wind down your evening. Let your young ones scale new heights at the Adventure Club, where a Climbing Wall, Aqua Flying Fox and an Aqua Course specially designed for kids will keep them entertained.
Experience higher-level living at the Sky Club on level 24, where their landscaped lounge, sky dining and terrace spaces open up a world of possibilities. Be among stars at the Star Club on level 30, a dedicated astronomy observation deck that lets you gaze into the night sky.
Elevated above road level to heighten its exclusivity, Kent Ridge Hill Residences by Oxley Holdings Limited is designed to be one with its natural surroundings. Comprising luxury residences and townhouses, revel in the choice of unit types for every lifestyle need.
Inspired by the sense of space that nature brings, first-storey residences will have tall high ceilings, while top-storey residences enjoy more generous living and dining spaces.
A unique forested hill in a park. A sanctuary for flora and fauna. A leisure destination for nature lovers, thrill seekers, fitness enthusiasts, and more. While others travel from afar to enjoy Kent Ridge Park, residents of Kent Ridge Hill Residences enjoy the privilege of an exclusive residents-only access to it.
Wonder what Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia cuisine is and how it taste like? If you haven’t heard, Kota88 at East Coast Road serves Chinese-Indonesian cuisine hailing from Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok.
Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia is a mix of chinese dishes with local Indonesian culinary characteristics. It all started with Chinese immigrants in Indonesia centuries ago where this traditional cooking style became an expression of their culture which is the inspirational backbone for Kota88 restaurant.
So head over to Siglap, try their creations and also signature items from the menu like the ‘Nasi Campur Babi’. The Nasi Campur Babi is a Chinese-Indonesian adaptation of combination pork rice platter that is mixed to a palatable perfection along with other traditional dishes.
The estimated completion of the new Punggol Coast MRT Station is slated for much earlier than the original 2030 timeline to support growing developments in Punggol North.
The developments in Punggol North includes new residential estates at Northshore District and Punggol Point District, as well as the Punggol Digital District, Singapore’s pilot Enterprise District comprising JTC Corporation’s (JTC) mixed-use developments, and the Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) new campus.
Punggol Coast MRT Station (NE18) is a future underground station along the North East Line (NEL) just off Punggol Road. Expected to be completed by Year 2023, it will take over Punggol MRT/LRT Station as the northern terminus of the NEL.
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
Affordable Tacos, Tequila and plenty of Mexican inspired cuisine is the name of the game at Platypus Cantina. Brought to you by the same team that developed the multiple award-winning Platypus Kitchen in Bugis, Singapore.
Platypus Cantina is their modern take on the traditional Mexican Cantina which will rock your socks with Kick-ass margaritas and micheladas, hearty tacos and Mexican burgers and of course a stunning beverage program which boasts wallet-friendly cocktails, beers and wines.
Platypus Cantina is fully equipped with a large private room, beer pong tables and the looooooongest bar in the Katong district of Singapore!
Nestled in the historic Upper East Coast Road, Sea Pavilion Residences by Oxley Holdings Limited is a haven of serenity, rooted in a rich colonial past. This freehold development reflects its vibrant history in its preserved architectural facets and modern reinterpretations of its oceanfront past. Steeped in heritage, and designed for modern luxury, it is a hidden gem for a treasured future.
This rare freehold property project comprises of just 24 residential units.
It is a mere 5 mins away from the future Bayshore MRT Station. Residents can also enjoy the close proximity to East Coast Park, enjoying all the recreational offerings in the precinct.
Originating from Mumbai, Tea Villa Cafe's first overseas outpost is now open at 97 East Coast Road. This newly-opened tea haven in the East of Singapore offers patrons a whopping list of 125 tea selections and more.
The menu of this vegetarian cafe also boasts palatable cakes, pizzas and salads.
Inspired by rice terraces, cascading waters and river valleys, Twin VEW is an architectural scenograph, reflecting the lifestyle of riverside living. Developed by CSC Land Group, Twin VEW blends beautifully with the rise of Jurong Lake District, Singapore’s second business enclave and lifestyle district, heralding a new era of work-play-live right next door to home.
The development is a pair of elegant glass towers perched atop an elevated terrain. Designed to be a tranquil sanctuary for quiet indulgences, residents are treated to an ever present multi-sensorial rejuvenation from the various amenities including spa pools and luxurious pavilions.
With the coming rise of the Jurong Lake district, Twin VEW is strategically located near high-value infrastructures such as the high-speed rail terminus connecting Singapore and Malaysia, Jurong Gateway commercial hub, the upcoming Land transport Authority Headquarters and the Lakeside leisure centre to name a few.
Reputable educational institutions are in close proximity to Twin VEW, providing quality education near home. Allow your body and soul to be rejuvenated as you stroll through Sungei Pandan Park Connector leading to Pandan Reservoir before coming home to a breathtaking sanctuary retreat.
When it comes to dining and shopping near home, residents are spoilt for choice with a myriad of options from the nearby major shopping malls, redefining the concept of work-play-live.
Twin VEW gives residents effortless accessibility to the heart of Singapore, including Orchard Road and Harbourfront through short commutes via the Ayer Rajah Expressway.
At Rakuya, they do classic Japanese cuisine with an Asian twist. Its omakase menu is all set to enthral, with unique items such as Mapo Chawanmushi, Tempura Prawn with Sambal Mayo and Yuzu Kaya Toast. The result? A delightful and unforgettable meal that brings one’s palate on an adventure across Asia.
Besides the promise of good food, diners can look forward to enjoying a fine selection of sakes – including seasonal ones – from various regions across Japan. Pick your nightcap out of the 50-odd labels that they have curated, or ask for recommendations from their friendly staff. Their cosy bar within the restaurant also serves up some mean bar bites, best washed down with a pint or two.
In addition, Rakuya also serves up affordable set lunches and ala-carte plates, done omakase-style.
Located next to East Coast Park with existing public and private housings in the surrounding, the 60-ha Bayshore Precinct will be a new lifestyle waterfront urban village for about 12,500 dwelling units of public and private housing when ready. A 1 km-long main street will anchor the precinct, which will have wider pavements to make a more pleasant walking and cycling experience for you.
Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood where the main street is lined with shops, cafes, grocery stores, childcare and elderly facilities within a short walk or bicycle ride from home. Residents can enjoy tree-lined walkways, or cycle along dedicated cycling paths to the nearby Bayshore MRT station and Bedok South MRT station.
Bayshore Precinct is also being planned as a future-ready community, which is sustainable, people-centric and car-lite with flexibility to accommodate change over time. In the future, the use of Autonomous Vehicles may present opportunities to free up space for parks, community facilities and other uses. The master plan will anticipate changes in technology in phases, providing resiliency to adapt to the changing needs.
Picotin Express first came to life in 2007 at the old stables of the Turf Club Road. From the French word for a ration of horse feeds, the name “Picotin” has been promptly adopted. Presently, the family-friendly European bistro is opening its second outlet in the East region of Singapore. Indeed, Picotin Express has given a refreshing scenery to a heritage site previously hosting Hogs Bar and Restaurant. Bearing in mind the rustic roots of its birthplace of success, Picotin Express at East Coast endorses an invaluable part of Singapore’s history by featuring distinctive colonial architecture. In fact, it inherits the breath-taking sight of one of the estimated 500 remaining Black and White Houses in Singapore.
Old friends of Picotin Express will be pleased to reunite in the East once again with classics that have greatly been missed. Particularly, fresh handmade pizzas named after horse breeds including the Pinto Pizza and other magnificent dishes such as the Whole Roasted Spring Chicken and the Pico Burger. While retaining the same menu, the second outlet will see an exciting addition of breakfast dishes every day starting from June onwards.
Diners who are looking for a space to host a romantic dinner, birthday party, corporate retreat, engagement parties or weddings are from this day forward able to discover the memories and flavours of the colonial era at Picotin Express East Coast.
Picotin Express East Coast will be looking forward to welcoming new diners as well as old friends of its birthplace soon!
We've all had our fix of delicious Acaí in all shapes and sizes, but never quite like one by Beriwell which serves Singapore's first Acaí soft serve.
Get your taste of The Amazon, the Beriwell way - their Acaí Superswirl is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Packed with nutrients, this tasty treat can be enjoyed guilt free at any time of the day!
Swing by, say hi and enjoy an Açaí soft serve at Beriwell's quaint little spot, located right in the heart of Katong.
At Beriwell, they’re all about living well and feeding your soul through colourful, flavourful and nutritious refreshments and desserts.
Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar's second outlet in Singapore will be opening on 16 October, bringing to the lively Katong neighbourhood the restaurant’s signature fresh, quality lobsters at incomparable prices.
Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar takes pride in serving the finest live lobsters. Wild caught lobsters are air-flown direct weekly from the Atlantic Coast and stored in Pince & Pint’s very own cutting edge deep sea tanks. A curated range of beverages and impeccable service complement the superstars on its menu: The Lobster Roll, light and crispy rolls stuffed with hearty chunks of sweet lobster and seasoned with a house speciality mix of condiments, and the inimitable Live Whole Lobster, served with choice of either grilled or steamed versions and accompanied with sides of chef’s salad, straight cut fries and butter sauce.
The 60-seater restaurant is nestled along the charming, heritage-rich streets of Katong. Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar Katong brings with its grand opening two new additions to its communal-friendly menu.
Chomp on a different take of everyone’s favourite meat-and- patty combination, The Lobster Burger with its juicy, lip-smacking lobster patty in the middle. Or slurp away on a dish closer to the local’s palate, The Lobster Noodles.
At Project Acai, they blend their acai manually in small batches using Sambazon Superfruit packs. While this process is certainly more time-consuming and labour intensive, as a dedicated and acai focused café, they wouldn’t choose to do it any other way. Blending frozen acai is a practice that has been in place since acai first made its way out of Brazilian shores in the late 90s, and is still widely practiced today.
Project Acai focus on offering the best flavours that the superfruit can offer. From a variety of acai bowls to deliciously thick smoothies - they've got something for everyone. Completely dairy-free and Vegan friendly with no artificial flavourings or sweeteners. Visit their 3rd and newest outlet on East Coast Road.
The acai fruit has up to 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries, is a great vegan source of essential heart fats, and also helps to control cholesterol. It's high in fibre, and low GI, allowing you to feel satisfied even with a small portion.
Giving you the best acai out there is important to Project Acai, which is why they have chosen to use the world's first and only Fair Trade Verified and Certified Organic acai.
Comida Mexicana is a casual and convivial dining concept at East Coast Road that charms with its authentic flavours and great vibes. It is a sister brand to long-standing Mexican restaurant brand, Margarita’s.
Comida Mexicana (‘Mexican Food’, in Spanish) is a casual offshoot serving a concise menu of favourites and delectable off-menu creations by Vivian Wee, Director of Margarita’s since 1996, and the ‘Capitan’ of this new ‘ship’ along East Coast Road as well.
At Comida Mexicana, all the dishes are created from scratch using freshly imported ingredients from Mexico and the USA in its sauces, salsa dips and marinades.
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.
Thrive Kitchen was founded on the premise of bringing healthy, wholesome and tasty food to the community. It is tucked away in a new mall under a petite block of apartments called NeWest Condominium by West Coast Drive.
Thrive Kitchen believe that unprocessed whole foods can be made flavourful through creative cooking methods and alternative unrefined ingredients (such as coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, pure honey and dates).
They choose whole grains with higher fibre in their rice, noodle and bread dishes. They also bake with nutritious spelt, coconut and almond flours and make their own sauces in the house.
Thrive Kitchen's coffee concept comprises specialty coffee with freshly roasted beans, and they work with innovative brewing methods to create a variety of aromatic drinks.
Firebake is a restaurant at East Coast with the first full-scale woodfire bread oven in Singapore, using European historical techniques of breadmaking. Founded by veteran food & beverage consultant Konstantino Blokbergen, Firebake is a celebration of the ancient pathways of breadmaking, and the importance of human touch in the process.
Firebake’s crowning feature is its twin woodfire ovens. One dome-shaped and the other tunnel-shaped, they allow bread to be baked and selected dishes to be slow-cooked. Hand built from some 5,000 bricks by specialized craftsmen over 6 weeks; they are a primal presence and the heart of the restaurant, because around them, and in full view of diners, the ‘theatre’ of breadmaking unfolds.
In the past in old Europe, the entire community would get together and bake bread on Sunday after church. Firebake embraces this tradition and recaptures its comforting spirit in its bread craft and a food experience that is best enjoyed with breads.
On the menu are tartines and sandwiches, salads, soups, stews, grilled and smoked meats and fish, and baked desserts – all tailored to complement the sourdough breads used in the form of sandwiches, toasts, chips, croutons and bits, and breadcrumbs. The flavours are global and contemporary while techniques are again historical European, and showcase the faceted use of the woodfire ovens and stoves, and cast iron pots and pans.
Acai Bowls are the latest craze for any health guru or trend master. Get your fix from the newly-opened An Acai Affair.
Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. At An Acai Affair, you can choose from Acai Fruit Bowl, Acai Chia Parfait, Acai Youghurt Bowl, Tropical Coconut Bowl or one of their many smoothie blends.
FOC Sentosa – conceptualised by celebrated chef Nandu Jubany, the same man behind FOC Hongkong Street – is the island’s new beachside restaurant and bar with a pool deck and alfresco lounge chairs overlooking the South China Sea.
The thoughtfully-crafted contemporary Mediterranean dishes, comprise of cold and hot tapas dishes like the addictive Cod Fish & Spinach Caldoso Rice and Chicken Wings Sandwich, to pair with cocktails by award-winning mixologist Dario Knox.
Coastal Rhythm – Conveniently located at East Coast Parkway, the irresistible charm of this waterfront bistro combines with the tastiest Nanyang favourites and modern European cuisine to offer a meeting point for all water sports enthusiasts or families looking for a fun day out.
Take a break from your hectic lifestyle and immerse in the café and bar’s rustic and laid back atmosphere. For thrill seekers, pump up your adrenaline rush with Singapore Wake Park’s exhilarating cable-skiing activities.
The Glades located in the junction of New Upper Changi Road and Bedok Road, next to Stratford Court. The Glades‘s total site area of approximately 31,881.6 square metres will comprises of an estimation of 726 residential units upon completion. The unit configuration available will be ranging from 1 to 4 bedroom units and penthouses. The sizes for these residential units are between 453 square feet for a 1 bedroom unit up to 2595 square feet for a penthouse unit.
Sheltered walkway direct from The Glades to Tanah Merah Train Station which operates on the East West Line. It is about 4 train stations away from Paya lebar Interchange where transit to the Circle Line is possible. This makes it easy for The Glades’ future residents to commute at ease to various parts of the island. For its future residents whom drive, The Glades is approximately 13 minutes’ drive away from the Shenton Way and 14 minutes’ drive away from the Orchard Shopping Belt. The Glades is also well connected to major roads such as New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Road and Xilin Avenue and also Expressway such as the ECP and PIE making driving to downtown Singapore or parts of the island a breeze.
Established premises such as Changi Business Park, and Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre will provide solutions for your business needs. Your child can benefit from a range of reputable, neighbouring schools that offer quality learning experiences. It is surrounded by education institutes such as Anglican High School, Temasek Junior College and the up and coming SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design).
Tok Panjang, where classic Nonya dishes are cooked and served by Bob and his Peranakan family from Katong.
Growing up in Joo Chiat in pre-independent Singapore, Bob had a big Peranakan family and was surrounded by the aromas of Nonya cooking. In 1985, he established Peranakan Inn Restaurant in Katong – a pioneer in the Peranakan food scene then!
Over the years, Bob’s passion in Peranakan cooking resulted in the establishment of several restaurants including House of Peranakan Cuisine at Frankel Avenue, House of Peranakan Petit at Tiong Bahru, and now they are proud to present their new café concept, Tok Panjang.
Tok Panjang - a Baba Malay term meaning long table of food, is a frequent sight in their Peranakan household during special occasions. Savour their family’s interpretation of classic Nonya delicacies laboriously prepared with choicest ingredients and love.
Diggersite is one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides adults and children with realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery.
Fun for all ages, the recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger, an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token operated Diggers work like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms. It is a "grown up digger" for all ages.
There are one indoor station -play area with cluster of colourful plastic balls and two outdoor stations- play areas with plastic bottles and bricks at enclosed sandpit. All stations and digger rides are suitable for adults and children. Perfect for a family day out.
toTTful cafe has recently opened on East Coast Road, and comes with a social cause!
toTTful cafe has a common goal, that is to help teenagers, young adults and their families to aid their monthly families needs by offering them a job and also maximazing their individual potential and creativity in their cafe.
In addition, boosting confidence in themselves and giving experience in the food & beverage industry to allow them to be a more responsible person and for them to attain future opportunities.
Stepping into Ninethirty by awfullychocolate in East Coast Road is like visiting a long lost friend at his/her home. An immediate sense of comfort welcomes you, and your senses will be drawn to the aromatic smells wafting from the kitchen.
Ninethirty also doubles up as the flagship Awfully Chocolate store, and it is the only concept of its kind in Singapore.
It is a casual bistro that is suitable for a night out with a group of friends, or a date with your partner. It is nothing too fancy, just a simple and unpretentious space that serves a reasonably-priced menu of comforting Western food with Asian touches, chocolate cocktails as well as the most amazing chocolate desserts.
Alt. which has a branch at Suntec City, has opened its second at East Coast.
Alt. – short for ‘Alternative’ – is a contemporary pizza bar offering artisanal pizzas starting at $8. Offering a range ofdelicious 11-inch pizzas, starters, craft beers and wines, Alt. encourages guests to fully customize their pizzas with a wide selection of delectable cheeses, homemade sauces, gourmet meats and seafood, as well as fresh veggies and herbs.
With an open concept setting, Alt. provides a casual yet active environment and has a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options, including prized bar seats for guests to watch the chefs at work. The comprehensive drinks list is anchored by a range of Californian craft beers by Lost Coast and Modern Times, and boasts of 10 different wines that are all available by the glass or bottle.
Simply Flowers has been an added bliss to weddings for many couples scouting for wedding floral needs. Their team is always creative & concerned about beautiful details, thus they always receive compliments from their happily married couples.
Besides specialising in wedding floral needs, they are also strong in their daily floral arrangements, ranging from their hand posies, table posies, baby showers, gifts to even fruit baskets and floral stands.
Nestled in Singapore's most popular beach at East Coast Park, Sunrise Bistro & Bar offers diners a quaint place to chill with its repertoire of cuisine, an extensive wine list and a good mix of small bites and sweets.
Helmed by its co-founder and chef with an impressive 22-year culinary experience, Mr Vincent Teng is affectionately known for his specialised skills in Sous Vide cooking, casual French fare cooked with a contemporary twist and a fine blend of creativity peppered with Asian flavors.
If you are in search of hearty casual French fare and extremely well-priced wines, mark Sunrise Bistro & Bar down on your TO-VISIT list.
This revolutionary technology has been perfected over the years to ferment, chill and carbonate into ready to drink beers within a short process cycle. Food menus served alongside will be ready to eat items and varieties of seafood that will tantalise the taste buds of any foodies. The menu served will be fresh, healthy and convenient fusion style menu that will satisfy any palates.
Full pint will create the unique and memorable experience with the rustic natural theme surroundings with a tinge of fun performance, live entertainment and sporty action by showcasing spectator sports program on wide screens abundant through the bar area.
The drink and dine bar will boast the latest green technology and design. Full Pint is conceptualized and designed for all public or corporate events, members and visitors alike for get-together to hold functions, indoors or outdoors.
They have areas that can cater to all events within the facility which is much endowed with the rich culture and tradition of the ambience and aura, a rare and exotic premium location in Singapore or elsewhere worldwide.
Katong Square will open end 2015 with 600 hotel rooms, 300 carpark lots and more than 20 food and beverage concepts in the heart of Katong.
Spread out over two storeys, there will be more than 20 food and beverage outlets, as well as food-themed businesses, which could include a gourmet grocer or cooking accessories store. It is still in construction phase, though plans for the mall's concept were released today. The mall is next to Marine Parade MRT station, which is slated to open in 2023.
In a giant’s castle now overgrown by a magical beanstalk, a new suspended roller coaster ride straps you in for a wild goose chase with Puss and his accomplice, Kitty Soft Paws. The new outdoor ride, aptly named Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, will thrill you as it takes flight with an original storyline.
This new ride is slated DreamWorks Animation and Universal Parks & Resorts. Puss, originally a character in the Shrek movies, rose to stand-alone fame in October 2011 with his very own hit movie. The animated film was a critical and commercial success, with a gross of over 554 million USD worldwide.
This new ride brings the total number of attractions based on DreamWorks Animation films to seven. They are spread across two zones – Madagascar and Far Far Away – and are complemented by more than 10 themed dining and shopping outlets.
The Seawind is an exciting freehold development in a quiet residential enclave of the popular East Coast. Designed to suit a variety of different lifestyles, this 222-unit development consists of condominium units, SOHO-concept residences and townhouses.
Sited on a prime location, traveling to other parts of the island via PIE and ECP is a breeze. A 10 to 15 minutes’ drive take you to Marina Bay New Downtown and the Central Business District. Changi Airport and Changi Business Park. This area is also well-known for its wide array of dining and entertainment options with Parkway Parade - the icon of Katong area, just round the corner. Reputable schools in the vicinity include Tao Nan School, CHIJ Katong Primary School, Victoria Junior College and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
The Gentle Art Academy, the first Asia affiliate school to the eight time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions Guilhermes and Rafael Mendes (Mendes Bros), has officially begun its first intake for its BJJ kids program.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed over 100 years ago and emphasizes bringing combat to the ground where a larger person's size and strength advantage is neutralized. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is recognized as being one of the world's proven most effective martial arts and was responsible for launching modern day Mixed-Martial Arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and One Fighting Championship (OneFC).
The Gentle Art Academy's syllabus was developed by brothers Guilherme and Rafael Mendes (8x World Champions) who are based in California, USA. The main US academy has developed many junior world champions and our US kids team clinched the 2013 and 2014 team world championships, making this the Best kids program in the world!
The Gentle Art Academy is housed at an East Coast Road shophouse with 3,000 square feet of floor space with plenty of padded areas for children to learn in a safe fun environment.
Classes for kids at The Gentle Art are spilt according to age. Little ones in the Babybolos (3-5yo) will be encouraged to develop and practice their physical skills through play. They will also get to nurture key social and emotional skills while engaging in activities that require cooperation, self-awareness, and communication with peers. Older kids in the Lil’ Champion class (5-8yo) will have a chance to build up their stamina and endurance while developing fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness, coordination, balance, agility, flexibility and sport preparation. Those in the Teen Warriors class (8- 12yo) will focus on the precision and the detailed execution of the techniques while building their core stamina and strength.
The academy has even launched yoga classes for parents during selected kids classes so that parents can get a good stretch and a workout while waiting for their kids to finish their lessons. More adventurous parents can even join the academy’s adult BJJ classes on the weekend to pick up some practical combat skill for themselves during the hour of the kids class.