The new Tropical Montane Orchidetum at Singapore Botanic Gardens showcases the most diversity of orchids found in tropical montane forests, in a single location in Singapore. It comprises three display houses – The Sembcorp Cool House, Tan Hoon Siang Mist House, Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection, as well as the surrounding outdoor display areas that showcase lowland forest and stream habitats, and a Secret Ravine that emulates habitats that can be found in deep, narrow valleys of tropical mountains. The Sembcorp Cool House in particular, features the largest collection of high elevation montane orchids in Asia.
Designed in a way that allows visitors to see the orchid species and varieties set amid naturalistic landscapes resembling the habitats where they are typically found, the Orchidetum also plays an important role in the ex-situ conservation of these increasingly endangered orchids, as researchers will now be able to study at close range, rare orchids that would otherwise only be found naturally at higher elevations in other countries.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a seamless experience akin to that of one ascending a tropical montane forest as they make their way through the Orchidetum. Each of the display houses within the Orchidetum has been expanded beyond their original size, increasing by almost threefold the combined display area.
The brand new all-day dining restaurant Peppermint (formerly known as AquaMarine) welcomes you into nature's embrace with sights of greenery at every turn, and a healthful farm-to-table cuisine that offers the best flavours from around the world right to your plate.
The new all-you-can-eat concept provides a wide variety of wholesome Asian and International favourites, freshly prepared at the opened display kitchen and served to your table. With a renewed focus on conscious eating, Peppermint’s new menus include plant-based options and the use of sustainably- and locally-sourced ingredients.
Step out to the terrace and discover their very own urban farm, where herbs, edible flowers and vegetables are grown and used as garnishes, aromatics and ingredients for food as well as drinks like tea and infused water. Dine in a garden setting and savour the natural flavours of their fresh harvest.
2ToneVintage buy and sell vintage watches from as early as the 1920s from established and renowned brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex, Vacheron & Constantin, Omega, AP, Zenith, IWC, Piaget and Longines.
In the past decade, the founder of 2ToneVintage, Ali Nael has travelled the world to source the best watches for his impressive collection, known for its quality and originality. This passionate watch collector and Patek Philippe aficionado has since developed a remarkable eye for detail, and built up a wealth of knowledge in this specialty.
Following his passion, Ali established 2ToneVintage in Singapore, applying the same strict discipline and high standards used in curating his timepieces to his business.
Like his personal collection, 2ToneVintage is focused on high-end collectible-grade watches, carefully curated with an emphasis on quality, originality, and rarity, to meet the needs of both new and seasoned collectors alike.
As a collector himself, Ali is always ready to share his passion, skills and know-how with fellow collectors. He is available round the clock to answer any questions you might have, so if you’re looking to buy, sell, or simply to seek advice, feel free to reach out to 2ToneVintage.
Bottles & Bottles is a homegrown wine retailer since 2004, boasting a wide variety of the finest wines worldwide. With a forte in being a mall retailer that reaches consumers directly with products that appeal to their lifestyles, the company has seen continued growth in the industry.
Bottles & Bottles now has nine stores in Singapore and is a favourite amongst locals and tourists. Visit their newest store at VivoCity to pick out a bottle or two among their curated wine labels.
Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces. Visit Paul Smth's newest boutique which is now open at Marina Bay Sands.
Paul Smith is a tastemaker – a leader of British and international design trends. With an enthusiasm for eclectic cultural references and idiosyncratic combinations of pattern and colour, applied with understatement, Paul Smith expresses a truly contemporary aesthetic.
Paul’s saying, that ‘you can find inspiration in everything’, means that references are eclectic, coming from high art and everyday life. Each Paul Smith design is underpinned by a dry British sense of humour: quirky but not frivolous, eccentric but not silly. Happily positioned between high fashion and formalwear, while taking reference from both, Paul Smith has always been proud to stand apart.
Blue Ocean Art is an art concept that is focused on delivering investment grade art works from all around the world to their clients and investors. Visit their newly-opened Blue Ocean Fine Art Gallery at Marina Square to find a unique piece to start or add to your art collection.
Featured in the listing picture here is a piece from artist Liu Yujun åçå.
In Liu Yujun's painting series entitled Unidentified Liquid, he has created paintings of Chinese beautiful women. Liu Yujun carefully includes images of blue liquid in a various form in his works. The images of the blue liquid seems to be mysterious and ambiguous as it has no connection with the images of beautiful women. The blue liquid symbolises a sense of insecurity.
Check out his works at Blue Ocean Fine Art Gallery.
Bincho at Min Jiang delivers the same authentic Japanese yakitori experience to Dempsey Road, in a contemporary industrial-chic hideaway at Dempsey Road. Like its flagship venue at Tiong Bahru, the restaurant is tucked away behind decades-old Cantonese restaurant, Min Jiang by Goodwood Park Hotel.
Step through the hidden entrance amidst beautiful greenery and treat yourself to a cosy, intimate dining experience – starting with its discrete location; an unassuming entrance via a dark black door with frosted glass panels; a charming vaulted roof; copper-hued interiors; with a Japanese folk playlist providing background chatter.
The restaurant offers the same yakitori selection as its outpost in Tiong Bahru, as well as a selection of luxurious offerings and seasonal items, only available at Bincho at Min Jiang.
Set in the lush flora of Dempsey Hill, the 40-seater restaurant occupies the 1000 square foot space of the monochrome one-story colonial building. Situated away from the main cluster, the restaurant provides a tranquil escape away from the bustling lifestyle and dining enclave of Dempsey, complete with a beautiful green picturesque backdrop.
Following his success at running Bincho at Hua Bee, the new Bincho at Min Jiang will be helmed by Executive Chef Asai Masashi, who hails from the HyÅgo Prefecture in Japan. Formerly of the prestigious Abeno Tsuji Culinary Institute, Asai-san spent thirteen years of his career refining his skills at various dining destinations in HyÅgo, Osaka, and Kyoto.
Growing up in the HyÅgo Prefecture, surrounded by pristine produce from the land and sea, Asai-san developed an appreciation for exquisite, seasonal ingredients from a young age. Holding these ingredients in high regard, he thoughtfully curates his menu according to the 24 micro seasons in the Japanese calendar, showcasing the best ingredients each season has to offer.
With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Chef Asai Masashi understands the importance of precision execution over simple ingredients and continues to masterfully shares his philosophy of Japanese grilling to Bincho at Min Jiang.
True to the restaurant’s name ‘Bincho’, synonymous to the famed Japanese white charcoal Bincho-tan, the restaurant offers a selection of Yakitori grilled to perfection over an open fire. The signature Yakitori Platter features various part of the chicken, where no protein is left out, from the chicken thigh, breast, neck, wing, skin to its tail, heart, liver, gizzard, and cocks comb.
Another note-worthy dish Chef Asai created for the new restaurant is the Uni Shabu Shabu, featuring a luxurious ‘Uni broth’ made from fresh Sea Urchin. The creamy, cloudy dashi-based broth boasts a light orange colour and a distinct aromatic fragrance. Originated first in Osaka, Japan, the Uni Shabu Shabu set features the broth served in a personal sized hot-pot, a spread of air-flown seasonal seafood items (eg Oyster, Crab, Abalone, Prawn), seasonal vegetables and sashimi-grade Sea Urchin.
Guests may enjoy the fresh seafood shabu-shabu style over the simmering broth. To complete the dish, the server uses remaining soup broth in the hotpot to prepare an umami-rich Uni Porridge using Yumepirika rice, spring onions and other condiments like kizami nori (seaweed) and shichimi (seven-spiced powder). The rich, creamy and comforting Japanese porridge is topped with fresh uni.
On Bincho’s grilled menu is Yasai Maki (translated as Vegetable Rolls), a type of meat rolls featuring thinly sliced pork or beef, wrapped around seasonal vegetables, skewered and grilled. The range of Yasai Maki features an extensive list of seasonally available vegetables like Japanese long yam, young corn and mushroom amongst others. Grilled over the Bincho-tan charcoal, these skewers offer a wonderful mix of textures and flavors, with each meat roll paired with its own complementing sauce.
Influenced by the American and Japanese Streetwear culture; Retro Gate is all about experimenting with different types of clothes to allow you to express yourself creatively.
Retro Gate is a newly-launched vintage store located in MacPherson. Run by three friends who met in university, Paul, Ryo and TK, Retro Gate makes announcements on new releases, sales, and even secret auctions via Telegram (link is on their Instagram @retrogateofficial).
In-store, customers will find over 1,200 pieces ranging from vintage t-shirts to Hawaiian shirts; military wear to workwear; hockey jerseys to vests.
A partnership with Unlisted Collection; Zén is the sister restaurant to 3-Michelin star Frantzén in Stockholm. Their tasting menu is carefully curated and based on both local and world-class delicacies. Guest can expect the finest ingredients sourced from the region and beyond. The gastronomic experience spans three floors in a classic shophouse building in downtown Singapore.
Their fixed menu is priced at SGD 450++ per guest excluding a choice of beverages. Beverage pairing, alcoholic and non-alcoholic is available. Zén is set to open on 21 November.
Basque Country is a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France.
Welcome to Basque Kitchen by Aitor where Chef Aitor presents a slice of his heritage. Expect reinterpreted Basque dishes that reflect Chef Aitor’s personality, in warm and welcoming surroundings, with Spanish wines aplenty.
Wander up the side entrance of Meat Smith at Little India and you'll find a little bar known as 'Rogue Trader'.
With colonial Indian accents, this sophisticated gem welcomes thirsty travellers and restaurant patrons alike. Think tea time and tonics, think adventure tales and spice trade; all while embracing the ingredients readily available in the area.
The casual 50-seater wine and bistro bar redefines an approachable concept to the charming world of wines. Winederlust strives to explore the synergic combination of fine wine and good food to create a seamless, enjoyable and inviting dining experience at friendly prices. Wine amateurs or connoisseurs alike should be able to savour and appreciate the wine and food at Winederlust.
Formerly housed within the New Majestic Hotel, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant has found a new home at Marina One located within the prestigious Marina Bay financial district.
Established since January 2006, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant under the umbrella of Unlisted Collection features contemporary Chinese cuisine helmed by internationally renowned, award-winning owner-Chef Yong Bing Ngen.
Handmade dim sum will be served every afternoon for lunch and guests can still look forward to their signature items including wasabi prawns, stewed lobster noodles and Peking duck. A perfect venue for business entertainment and all other occasions.
The cuisine is contemporary Chinese cuisine served on individual plating. Chef’s specialties include the Combination platter of crispy wasabi prawn, pan seared foie gras, Peking duck and organic greens, Stewed noodles with Boston lobster, ginger and scallion, Pan seared fillet of U.S ribeye in sesame sauce and Korean kimchi, Claypot rice with kampong chicken and Chilled ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian with gula Malacca.
The restaurant also has a wide selection of wines to compliment the delectable cuisine it serves.
Join Meat Smith on their exploration of all things fire, smoke, char and the essence of the barbeque culture in their new location - 21 Campbell Lane.
An eclectic mix of Indian spice and @meatsmith_sg grunge, Meat Smith Little India is American barbecue from the south, with an accent of Indian flavour.
With its colourful façade and street artwork, Meat Smith Little India fits in perfectly at its home, on Campbell Lane, Little India.
The concept originated from the Wanderlust Hotel, as a pop up taking over the space formerly known as Cocotte. The kitchen helmed by Chef Andrew Baldus, of Meat Smith on Telok Ayer, who created a masterful menu combining the technique of slow cooking and barbecue, with his interpretation of Indian spice, rubs and sauces.
Opening on 30th May and situated within the ever quirky Wanderlust Hotel, Audace (short for Audacity) serves as an invitation to discover new taste experiences that push boundaries and is the brainchild of Michelin Star awarded Chef Jeremy Gillon from Le Montana in the French Alps.
The restaurant and bar will serve up sensational French Bistro fare with a contemporary touch, providing guests with a different dining experience from breakfast through to dinner.
While Jeremy's cuisine is identifiably French, his passion for travel has imbued his dishes with influences he has derived from eating and cooking around the globe.
Known for its artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers you an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections and complementary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
From the Bouroullec brothers to Didier Gomez and from Inga Sempe to Jean Nouvel, the greatest designers innovate alongside the brand and are constantly driven forward by the avant-garde vision of Michel Roset, Ligne Roset artistic director and talent scout.
Named "Sara Taseer Jewellery Studio", the boutique showcases several new pieces with their bold and colourful signature style. The collection focuses on items that are suitable for every day wear – whether in the office or for a social occasion. The store is designed in a modern hip style with Asian accents and pops of Peranakan colours. Sara remains true to her style of contemporary jewellery with Asian accents and the store is designed to reflect the mood of the jewellery. The space is designed in a modern ultra chic modern loft style spirit to mirror the more casual wear pieces that are sold at this new, second location of the brand.
The various collections celebrate the beauty, style and sensuality of the modern woman. Snakes, Pandas, Frogs and Parrots are just some of their jewel encrusted animals with attitude, in their Animal Garden Collection. The Solid Gold Collection plays with bold motif and strong form in different hues of gold. They have created edgy pieces that become conversation starters and have an all new line of the most contemporary two and three finger rings, knuckle dusters and moveable bangles.
They are also celebrating the beauty and purity of pearls through their Fruits De Mer line, and have added coloured gem stones with diamonds to pearls, to enhance their natural beauty and add to their glow. The classic Gem Dot Collection, uses lazer cut semi-precious gemstones in playful natural colors which are enhanced with gold and diamonds to create perfect accessories for day to evening wear. The store also has cufflinks for the working men from the business district in the vicinity.
At Soap Stories they believe every scent tell a unique story that is brought to life by those who use their product. Beginning as a passion started up by one couple whose passion was to bring ethically sound and organically grown handmade soaps to the public, soap stories is now a worldwide provider of skincare products.
A division of ERA Ageless Future, has been a pioneer in the organic skincare market for the past decade. Using their exclusive formula of vitamin rich oils and organic plant based materials, Soap Stories has achieved a sustainable and eco-friendly product that is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. At Soap Stories, they are committed to offering the best product possible in the most natural way. All of their products are paraben free, organic, and cruelty free. Rooted in the heart of Amsterdam their products are handmade to order by hand with the upmost care.
At Soap Stories, they don't just create soaps, they create the memories attached to them. Smell is the strongest scent tied to memory, and each of their leaves a lasting impression on those who wear them. Immerse yourself in delicate florals or wake up with confidence with their citrus collection.
Their organic promise is to keep providing irresistible smelling products while maintaining their Organic, Vegan, and Cruelty-free values.
There is more reason to celebrate the exhilaration of weekends with the opening of a new one-stop, multi brand lifestyle store, Weekends at VivoCity.
Located at VicoCity's new expanded retail space, the new store brings together 14 international lifestyle brands, from Europe and America, to offer an eclectic collection of inspiring gifts and designer stationery, stylish jewellery and accessories, unique fragrances as well as statement-making soft home furnishings, such as wall art and prints, designer tableware and lamps.
Designed with an optimistic and a dash of whimsical, Weekends sports a contemporary, monochromatic palette of black and white, punctuated by spots of bright, cheerful colours from the range of products within the store. The attention-grabbing store facade, made up of numerous wooden apothecary drawers with vintage finishings, immediately draws your curiosity that quickly translates into an experience of metaphoric hope of "the weekends" upon entering the store.
Targeting modern women of impeccable taste, Weekends aims to be the space where fun and inspiration thrive, allowing shoppers to approach their everyday life with optimism and exuberance.
Located at Scotts Square, this new store is spread over a single floor and will be the second Alexander McQueen store to open in Singapore. The retail concept is conceived by Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen and realised together with David Collins Studio.
Offering runway, commercial and accessories collections from both men’s and womenswear, you will be able to shop for seasonal items as well as iconic pieces such as the skull scarves and knuckle box clutches from the house.
Bonia will open its first two Natural boutiques in Singapore that feature eco-friendly handbags, in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 of Changi Airport on this coming April and May.
The brand is marking another milestone by sketching the beauty of nature into the new page of its fashion story- the opening of the first two Natural boutiques in Singapore. The ecofriendly themed boutiques pinned its locations on the nonstop entertainment spot (Terminal 2, Changi Airport) as well as the "green" terminal of Singapore (Terminal 3, Changi Airport), which match the fun and "green" concept of BONIA’s Natural boutiques.
Decorated with a combination of elegant and contemporary furnishings along with the elements of nature, Natural boutiques’ interior design indulges you into the charm of enchanting nature.
To fulfill your desires of shoppers, Natural boutiques are also featuring other remarkable collections of Bonia-for him and for her.
Bonia’s designers infused their love for the Earth onto the new collection of Brianna. The thick leather strips are carefully stitched onto the green leather-made handbags to ensure its durability. Bonia’s thoughtful designers replace the gold logo plaque of its brand into embossed logo, offering you a truly eco-elegant hand-carry experience. To bring out the modernistic stylishness of this collection, Bonia’s designers decided to tag a pair of leaf-shaped charm onto the plain handbags. The variety designs and colours make Brianna handbags a perfect mix-and-match portable vault of your expected needs. Handbags are not all of Brianna collection.
Complete your natural collection with its simple-designed purses and pouches. To meet the requirements and needs, these accessories are designed to be functional with its compartments and variety of sizes. With these practical accessories, you can now farewell to the label of "Lost and Found Department" for your handbag, as every bit and piece of yours can more manageable. More than just practical, the stylish purses and pouches are available in various colours to match your handbag as well as your attires.
Though leather is made from natural material; however, this fact does not make leather eco-friendly. To make leather, it takes up to 15 steps of chemical process. With the constant effort of 20 years and hope against hope in the Italian manufacturers, they succeed in reversing the 15-step chemical process in making leather- and that’s Green Leather, made from high quality raw leather, natural oils and vegetable dyes.
Brunches Café is the latest Chic Vintage Themed Bakery/Café along Rangoon Road.
Brunches Café serves All-day Breakfast Menu, Gourmet Sandwiches, Waffles, Coffee, Tea and other Beverages to the funky café-goers. Their limited High-tea sets are suited for those who wants to gather, relax, chill and have light nibbles in the afternoon. Bakery and Pastries are freshly made daily in their kitchen, so no preservatives will be used. They strive to have a good range of varieties to suit every palette.
They also feature some Vintage Furniture Collections in their café, for you to relax and dine in. You may choose to purchase them if you want to bring the enjoyable experience home. Enjoy their retail corners featuring genuine vintage collectables and unique products to sooth your retail needs. Everything with a price tag in their shop are for sale.
Look out for their jewel piece of attraction, a 4-seater Sofa Set converted from a real vintage Mini Cooper, available on first-come-first-served basis.
Looking for a unique place to hold your parties, celebrations, team bonding activities? Brunches is open for private event reservation after 6pm. They can cater to buffet spread, set dinner, canapé parties, etc. They do their best to plan the event according to your budget and needs.
Timelessly beautiful and long-lasting, like the eternal ice, Bering blends minimalistic Danish design and optimal material strength in a unique way. Inspired by the beauty of the Arctic, the style of the Bering watch and jewellery collection is characterised by clear, streamlined forms and pure elegance.
Bering merchandise is made from first-class materials, which have guaranteed durability and are in perfect harmony with the timeless design.
As ceramic specialist and with its own ceramic collection, Bering is a professional in dealing with this unique material. The Bering brand has been particularly shaped by the production of extremely slim ceramic watches and watches with linked straps made of scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic.
The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan and is based in Manosque, France. Baussan exercised his enthusiasm for nature’s most precious treasures and created a cosmetic company based on essential oils and natural ingredients.
All products and stores reflect the company’s core values of authenticity, simplicity, sensory pleasure and respect for people and the planet.
L'Occitane's life now includes skin care, fragrances, bath and body products, men’s products, hair care, soaps, and a remarkably extensive home collection.