Residents of Villa Verde can look forward a new green space in 2022! Located at an unused space beneath the Kranji Expressway, the addition of the Villa Verde Park Extension will more than double the size of Villa Verde Park.
The park extension was designed after incorporating suggestions from the community raised during Friends of the Parks public consultations. Through this, NParks hope to co-create parks with meaningful facilities that cater to the community’s needs and lifestyle and provide them with more recreational opportunities. These efforts aim to further integrate nature into urban areas and enhance recreational and ecological connectivity as we transform into a City in Nature.
Founded in 2018, Pâtisserie CLÉ (CLÉ is French for ‘key’) was created by local pastry chefs Germaine Li (left) and Joy Chiam (right) as a way to realise their approach to French desserts -- where fresh produce and flavours are the means of invoking comfort and delight in equal measures.
Germaine and Joy first met as students at the internationally-renowned culinary institute Ferrandi Paris in 2016 to do their diploma in French pastry arts. During their course of study, Germaine worked at Patisserie Yann Couvreur. At the same time, Joy worked at the five-star luxury Hotel Le Burgundy where she worked with the pastry team to create desserts for the one-Michelin-star Restaurant Le Baudelaire and Le Charles cafe.
Back in Singapore, both continued their pastry careers in renowned restaurants. Germaine spent time at the now three-Michelin-star restaurant Les Amis while Joy worked at the three-Michelin-star Joël Robuchon Restaurant.
New Zealand Fresh is an online / home delivery business, specialising in the supply of Grass Fed Meat & Fresh Seafood from New Zealand, delivered direct to your home. They're pleased to announce the opening of their 1st brick-and-mortar shop on Telok Kurau Road.
They are proud to say all their New Zealand imported meats are air-freighted, never been frozen before, are 'organic' in their nature i.e. Grass Fed (fed on natural pasture), Antibiotic Free, Hormone Free, Farmed Ethically and Sustainably – Non GMO, Fully Traceable, Range Free Outdoors, with Pure and Natural Water. Note - our beef and lamb are not certified organic. Not all their beef & lamb cuts are Halal (90% are however). Note - Fresh Seafood is Airfreighted in every Wednesday. All their chicken is Organic & Halal Certified.
Their pillar products are; beef, lamb, venison, chicken, salmon, fish, live mussels, sausages, burgers, eggs, health drinks, pies & wine, however they also supply; pork, veal, biltong/droewors, fats, bones, organs, bacon, pulled pork/lamb, shellfish, crab meat, prawns, turkey, berries, honey, burger/hotdog buns, sourdough, condiments & last but not least; amazing bbq chefs.
They are open 7 days per week, from 08:30-18:30. You are welcome to visit them and check their range of products available online & at the new Telok Kurau shop.
The team behind Craftsmen Specialty Coffee have opened a new joint at Cluny Court. If you are looking for a comfort spot to chill out with friends or planning to have a family dinner, be sure to visit Prairie at Cluny Court.
Savour every bite of their crispy Duck Confit with a side of sauteed mushroom and roasted potatoes. Simply perfect for lunch or dinner!
COURTS (Singapore), one of the leading electrical, IT and furniture retailers in the region, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nojima Corporation, has unveiled exciting new plans to expand on Orchard Road with a new flagship store at The Heeren.
Spanning 189,000 sqft across six storeys in The Heeren’s retail podium, the new flagship store is slated to be COURTS Singapore’s largest retail space in Singapore upon opening by the first quarter of 2022. This also marks Nojima Corporation's first overseas venture into a large-format store concept in a central location of Singapore. COURTS Singapore’s concept for the new flagship store will introduce exciting new retail concepts that are bold, fresh and authentic, which it intends to achieve by drawing on its experience to encourage customers to rediscover the joy, experience and energy of the retail sector.
The new flagship store is set to deliver Japanese standards of customer experience as its key differentiating factor.
Backed by years of expertise in building megastores in the region, an understanding of its customers in Singapore, its knowledge of local culture, and by focusing on people development through investing in employee training and upskilling to provide unique customer experiences, COURTS Singapore is poised to bring a strong brand proposition to the Orchard precinct.
Coupled with the synergy with its parent, Nojima Corporation, in using time-honoured Japanese principles of building trust and relationships with customers – COURTS Singapore is well on track to build a sustainable model for future growth.
City Developments Limited (CDL), CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) have teamed up to redevelop the Liang Court into an integrated development following the proposed sale by CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) of its total interest in Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, subject to the approval of CDLHT’s unitholders at its extraordinary general meetings, to the 50:50 CDL-CapitaLand joint venture entities and CDL. Concurrently, Ascott Reit will sell part of its interest in Somerset Liang Court Singapore2 to CDL.
Subject to approval from the relevant authorities, the proposed integrated development with a total gross floor area of 100,263 sqm will comprise two residential towers offering around 700 apartment units, a commercial component, a hotel and a serviced residence with a hotel licence. Upon completion, the 50:50 CDL-CapitaLand joint venture entities will own the residential and commercial components while Ascott Reit will own the 192-unit serviced residence with a hotel licence. CDLHT will own the hotel, which will have about 460 to 475 rooms4, under a forward purchase agreement with CDL5. The hotel will be operated under the Moxy brand by Marriott International while the serviced residence will retain its Somerset branding. The proposed integrated development is targeted to open in phases from 2024. Read more about this announcement here.
Hawkee is Singapore’s very first robotic food court operating out of Fraser Tower in the heart of the central business district.
Hawkee presents a delicious and fuss-free dining experience where their robochefs whip up local favourites and trendy delicacies, from Hokkien Mee, Char Kway Teow to Mala Xiang Guo in Singapore's first-ever eatery with fully-automated cooking.
The newly-opened 91-seater food court operates with a total of 10 robotic chefs.
D.I.A.N.A., is the name of Hawkee's robotic hawker chef and it is capable of whipping up 11 different local delights. matching the freshness and authenticity of a traditional hawker centre!
The Source Bulk Foods at Cluny Court is the first Singapore branch of Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero-waste retailer. They carry a wide range of pantry staples, numbering over 350 products that include premium whole foods and treats, and packaging-free household products. The opening marks a step towards cultivating healthy lifestyles and building a healthier planet, right here on the little red dot!
Founded in 2012 in Byron Bay, Sydney, Australia, The Source Bulk Foods has established itself as a pioneer of sustainable living, promoting an ethos of zero packaging, as well as encouraging customers to buy and use only what is needed. The brand also prides itself in offering good old-fashioned service – shopping at The Source Bulk Foods is akin to dropping by a friendly neighbourhood grocer, where customers are received with a warm and genuine welcome.
Celebrating the opening, Rob Behennah, Master Franchisor of The Source Bulk Foods, Southeast Asia, shares, “We are incredibly excited to open Singapore’s very first The SourceBulk Foods store! We are as much about providing nutritious products as we are about embracing a zero waste goal, and creating a healthy community. Our passionate team looks forward to delivering wholesome food, nourishing families, and in doing so, take a hands-onapproach to nurturing our planet.”
The Source Bulk Foods encourages customers to bring along refillable bags, containers, or jars, as well as purchase as much or as little as needed. Franchise Partner, Sarah Widjaja, who is also a full-time Nutritionist, explains, “The Source Bulk Foods is revolutionising the way we shop. At every step of the way, suppliers, retailers, and customers can reduce their use of unnecessary packaging and single-use plastics. By buying only what is needed, we can alsominimise food waste.”
Shopping at The Source Bulk Foods is simple and fun, involving just three easy steps: grab a bag (or refill a jar), write the product code, and fill the bag with the desired amount of the chosen product. Customers then proceed to the cashier, where their groceries will be weighed, and payment can be made.
Visitors may browse the store’s affordable range of products, which have been carefully sourced and selected for quality, and which caters to vegan, paleo, organic, and gluten-free diets.
Stocked with plenty of ingredients for the kitchen, The Source Bulk Foods is every homecook’s dream! Pick from beans, grains, seeds, and flours, to herbs and spices, nuts; whether raw, insecticide-free, roasted, salted, or smoked, as well as a variety of cooking oils and condiments.
The State Courts handle about 90 per cent of Singapore's caseload, which equates to more than 300,000 cases per year. The new State Courts Towers on Upper Cross Street (located just beside the current State Courts building) are currently under construction so to meet with future needs and to support the push for an efficient, responsive and effective judiciary.
When completed, the new State Courts Towers will house more than 60 courtrooms and over 50 hearing chambers to meet the needs of society, providing better access to justice and timely dispute resolution.
The project consisting of a court tower and an office tower costs $450 million. The new State Courts Towers will stand at 178m tall with 3 basement levels and slated to be operational in 2020.
Founded six years ago at McCallum Street, homegrown brand SPRMRKT was the pioneer of multi-concept experiences in a singular space. It was the go-to place for the food- and arts- savvy cosmopolite and one which provided daily inspiration in necessary but simple ways by melding the enjoyments of dining, discovering and experiencing – a rethinking of nourishment and consumption.
SPRMRKT has relocated to the charming Bukit Timah neighbourhood at Cluny Court. At this quaint locale, SPRMRKT stays true to this philosophy of inspiring daily life through thoughtful dining (simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours), arts and lifestyle programmes, with an introduction of a new bi-weekly activity – hands-on cooking classes conducted by Chef-Owner Joseph Yeo.
Founded by Singaporeans Sue-Shan Quek and Joseph Yeo, SPRMRKT is a unique culinary-cultural concept that merges F&B, retail and art into a single, yet multi-faceted, experience. The homegrown brand operates 3 venues for a lifestyle-oriented following and neighbouring residents. SPRMRKT (Cluny Court) focuses on simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours. At Robertson Quay, SPRMRKT Daily is a lifestyle and dining riverside destination with casual all-day offerings and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar is an ideal catering and private events space dedicated to hospitality and transformative experiences. Integral to the eateries are a retail space featuring thoughtfully curated, high-quality artisanal merchandise emphasising local and regional sources, and a space for contemporary art.
Regular and new diners can expect a menu of simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours, derived from Chef-Owner Joseph Yeo’s roots as a Singaporean with Indonesian heritage and his training in modern European cuisine.
Fuel up with a selection of SPRGRN Bowls brimming with healthful ingredients like the Acai, Pili Nuts & Overnight Oats Bowl, Asian Bean Bowl with brown rice, tempeh, French beans and tofu braised in savoury Kecap Manis and a sous vide egg, as well as the Slow-Braised Pork & Goji Berry Bowl featuring slow-braised pork with miso, bean curd skin & wolf berries.
All-day breakfast favourites such the toothsome SPRMRKT BRKFST, Oven-Baked Eggs and Avocado On Toast make a delightful meal at anytime of the day, while the quintessential eggs florentine is given a light makeover with scrumptious housemade organic quinoa cakes.
Dinner takes on a separate menu highlighting Salt-Baked Beetroot with Anchovies, Smoked Snapper slow-cooked in preserved soy bean, Slow-Roasted Soto Chicken Thigh, 600g Grilled Bone-In Ribeye with Sarawak Peppercorn sauce and Salted Egg Bernaise.
Weekend brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays.
An enticing cocktail selection has been curated for day-drinking, and more so at leisurely weekend brunch gatherings. To quench and delight is the order of the day with refreshing, tropical or piquant ingredients so there can never be “one too many”. Upping the fun factor are the Spiked Milkshakes in variations of mocha, peanut butter as well as cookies & cream, with non-alcoholic options to choose from.
Envisioned as a place for communal life, SPRMRKT is delighted to host the neighbourhood at their new series of bi-weekly hands-on cooking classes, held within the restaurant at the open-concept, ‘social kitchen’. These will be launched from June 2018 onwards.
SPRMRKT retains its thoughtfully curated, artisanal collection that emphasises local and regional producers who share their values and aspirations – often family-run with deep traditional and/or artisanal roots. Merchandise includes fresh produce, food products, beauty, wellness, household and design-related items.
Savor delectable international cuisine in a stylish setting, enhanced by floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase stunning views of the Singapore cityscape.
Helmed by Executive Chef John Chye, Sky22 aims to deliver innovative dining experiences to inspire and satisfy the most discerning palate. With a focus on local cuisine, the all-day dining restaurant is committed to using premium quality ingredients and local aromatics to create signature dishes including ‘Nasi Ulam’ Wild Rice Salad with charred octopus, Pan-seared Red Grouper with Sambal Oelek and Tiger Prawn Laksa Lemak.
Sous Chef Chris Lee, complements the culinary team with flawlessly executed and beautifully presented patisseries including her famous sumptuous scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream.
Urbana is one of the city’s newest bars providing a unique destination for Novena locals and world travelers alike.
Urbana delights guests with a wide selection of 25 different cocktails and several boutique-style alcoholic brands, premium coffee and teas. A choice selection of 40 wines from reputable vineyards around the world is also available, with eight different wines offered by the glass.
Wine Bonanza at Village Hotel Albert Court wants to be your wine and gourmet haven.
At Wine Bonanza, they pay particular attention to food and wine pairings with focus on fresh and quality ingredients. You will love their creative menu right on whether you are in the mood for a savory munchie, a full dinner or a decadent dessert.
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.
New at Rendezvous Hotel's Courtyard, Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant provides a casual, comfortable environment where everyone can enjoy and appreciate special craft beer brews.
From all over the world, their carefully curated list includes craft beer brewed right here in Singapore, Japan, Australia, USA, UK, and also ciders from New Zealand and Citra Sea Mead from London. Their craft list will be refreshed from time to time for you.
To accompany their curated selection of 12 craft beers on tap, they have created a mouth-watering selection of dishes to complete your dining experience. Their food menu consists of signature dishes infused with craft beers as well as a variety of tantalising bar bites.
Ever tried banana with coffee? Asia’s first affogato bar, The Affogato Bar will offer you that combination with their 'Banana Ramble'. It comes with fresh bananas and banana cake paired with aromatic double-espresso shots from Dimattima (a household name in Melbourne’s coffee scene).
What exactly is affogato? It is commonly explained as an Italian dessert consisting of ice cream topped with shot/shots of espresso coffee. This cosy cafe tucked within Bukit Timah’s quiet Cluny Court offers five different Affogatos.
Enjoy their hand-rolled bagel sandwiches too. Their newest addition is the Toasted Black & White Sesame Bagel with New Zealand Smoked King Salmon.
Launching soon in January 2017, ClubCo is turning co-working on its head. They are committed in providing a lifestyle working experience for individuals and businesses through the integration of cutting-edge workspaces, premium meeting rooms, versatile function areas and collaborative event spaces with their established lifestyle restaurant, cafe and bar. Instead of paying for your workspace, 100% of your membership fee can be redeemed for food, beverage and other club services available.
Membership packages are tailored to suit your requirements and deliver all-inclusive benefits in an environment that revolves around networking and learning whilst being supported by great food, coffee and drinks from their restaurant, Club Meatballs.
Serving a diverse menu revolving around meatballs where you 'choose your own food adventure', every meal can be created differently in Club Meatballs. With a happening bar, Club Meatballs is also a great spot to socialise, network or conduct your casual meetings throughout the day. You can also book parties and events in Club Meatballs where they can help you bring in bands and other entertainments to suit your requirements. All using your club membership account, so you will be cashless while ordering food and drinks in Club Meatballs.
Picnic is now in Wisma Atria. They are a multi-cuisine communal dining restaurant that combines the buzz and energy of a food truck park with an immersive outdoor park experience.
Taste The Flavours Of The World. Picnic's 13 food trucks and stalls span a range of both heritage favourites and contemporary dishes across a wide range of cuisines. Taste your way around the world from Japan and Korea to Italy and France.
An Immersive Outdoor Experience. Choose to dine in a flower conservatory or on a Picnic lawn under a canopy of trees! With a dynamic ambience that changes according to the weather, seasons and time of day, they promise that every visit will be unique.
Crossroads Bar, the latest speakeasy by the Singapore River, invites with grand floor to ceiling windows, a sophisticated vibe and well-crafted drinks.
Ideal too for a charming afternoon tea or social hours after dusk, discover Asian inspired tapas and bespoke cocktails made with house-made syrups and sodas, with nuances of local fruits and spices, as well as herbs from our very own garden.
Housed in a stunning heritage building along the Singapore riverfront, VLV Singapore is an effortless blend of stylish modernity and tradition. Within its historic walls is a world-class culinary and entertainment oasis; stylish Chinese dining and glamorous club lounge takes centre stage, while a charming alfresco bar and a festive seafood enclave by the river completes the sensuous experience.
Dine at the Chinese restaurant and savour a masterful menu of modern Chinese cuisine by an award-winning culinary team. A comprehensive, top-notch selection of premium wines and alcohol are specially curated to create that perfect palate of taste. Wine, dine and host your private event amidst a century-old structure with a contemporary setting enhanced with oriental flair.
Immerse yourself in the chart-topping beats at the 7000 sq ft Club Lounge, where our resident DJs helm the booths crafting unforgettable party nights. Asia’s leading nightlife destination, VLV Club Lounge is equipped with the leading-edge light and sound technology for a transformative party atmosphere while our luxurious booth seats make available an intimate party space for our VIPs to entertain in comfort. Our all-day bar menu is served from the Restaurant to complement VLV signature cocktails and spirits, delivering the perfect nosh and tipple to carry you from day to night.
Head to the VLV Courtyard where shooting the breeze with your tipple of choice in Singapore’s balmy tropical weather is your kind of style. Relax and chill out at the al fresco bar with delicious light bites and exquisite cocktails. For an alternative dining option, the Riverside is the perfect place to enjoy the freshest live seafood, while overlooking the once-busy river mouth of the grand Singapore River.
VLV Singapore, a peerless global destination for the lifestyle connoisseurs.
Nestled along the banks of Singapore River, Ellenborough Market Café celebrates the best of Straits Chinese, or Peranakan, flavours while also presenting a tantalising medley of Asian and International delights.
Experience a modern interpretation of Peranakan cuisine in their daily lunch, dinner and weekend high tea buffet spreads. Indulge in new menu highlights such as Nyonya Satay Chicken and Braised Pork Belly La Mian, along with all-time favourites including their signature Ayam Buah Keluak and Durian Pengat.
Experience the restorative sensation and benefits of Swissotel’s holistic wellness and beauty offerings for the complete care of your body, mind and soul within the inviting surroundings of Pürovel Spa & Sport at Swissotel Merchant Court.
Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, Pürovel Spa & Sport is the perfect oasis in which to awaken and energise. Recreational facilities include a resort-style swimming pool with waterslides, and an outdoor Jacuzzi for added relaxation.
One of Singapore’s leading retailer of electrical goods and homewares, Courts Singapore, is expanding its hardware offering through a partnership with US brand, ACE Hardware. Covering 8,000 sqft., Ace Home Improvement Solutions store bills itself as the largest in Singapore.
The new store offers an extensive range of 15,000 brand products from international brands at any one time, including those from trusted and popular American brands that Singaporeans have difficulty obtaining. These products include any home needs, from common maintenance issues to larger-scale Do-It-Yourself projects, covering 14 product categories.
In the future, five Ace Home Improvement Solutions stores are opening in Singapore within the next four years under an exclusive partnership with Courts.
To accommodate the growing number of their customers, The Fishwives which is known for providing sustainably grown gourmet food sans additives, chemicals, and genetic modification, opened its new larger outlet at Cluny Court in September.
Now with the 635 sq. ft. new store, The Fishwives owner Rebecca Forwood hopes to offer larger space to serve their customers as well as to accommodate a wider selection of ethically-produced meat and seafood alongside popular pastry offerings from homegrown Tiong Bahru Bakery.
The Fishwives was founded in Hong Kong in the early 1990s by Rebecca's mother and aunt. She then brought the brand to Singapore in 2001 where it was launched as an online shop. Eventually, the brand opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront in early 2014.
The Fishwives is a gourmet food emporium specialising in ethically and sustainably produced meat and seafood from New Zealand. The brand’s ethos revolves around being clean, green, and no nasties.
The Fishwives prides itself in being the exclusive retailer of pure BLACK, a hormone and antibiotic free grass-fed beef from Australia; Akaroa Salmon, an award-winning King Salmon product from a family-owned business in Canterbury, New Zealand; and Australia’s Oyster Coast Oysters, a group of 44 oyster farms claiming of supplying the best quality environmentally sustainable oysters.
Apart from its selection of fresh meat and seafood, they also bills itself as Singapore’s first independent store to offer freshly baked pastries by the popular Tiong Bahru Bakery. They offer a wide range of its signature bakes, including crowd-favourites croissants and Kouign Amann.
The first JYSK store in Singapore (occupying 9,000 sq.ft. at the new Courts Bukit Timah store) opened its doors recently, with plans to open another 20 in the country within the next five years!
JYSK, is an international retail chain from Denmark (with more than 2,200 stores across the world) that sells home necessities within the sleeping and living categories.
JYSK in Singapore is operated through a franchise deal between JYSK and the furniture and electrical goods retailer Courts. Offering JYSK products means that Courts can expand its offers to its customers within interior design from now on.
Singapore became JYSK’s 39th country to open a store in where the first outlet stocks about 1000 furniture and home wares items, designed in the popular minimalist Scandinavian style.
Despite being Denmark’s largest international retailer, its Asian presence had been limited to China and Indonesia, where it trades under the JYSK Nordic brand.
To sling a pizza is a special thing. Chef Palombino has long had a talent for cuisine and has the accolades to substantiate it. To provide impeccable quality food and drink every time are givens in the restaurant business to any professional. The more special talent, however, is to create an eatery that knows how to feed your neighbors. Finding the delicate sensibility that unifies a diverse cross-section of people and makes them want to come back to eat a meal with you time and time again establishes the true standard.
Chef Mathieu Palombino brings a thoughtful, skilled approach to the classic American food that he loves, preserving the simplicity that draws people to these dishes, while elevating them with the highest quality ingredients and attention to detail.