KOMA, a brand new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar by leading hospitality company TAO Group, is set to satiate guests with an elevated dining experience when it opens at Marina Bay Sands on 26 July.
The restaurant will offer diners with a modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine, featuring original creations by its Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi, using fresh and seasonal produce and ingredients from Japan.
Bold and distinct interior design elements – from a striking 20 metre-long passageway flanked with orange arches that greet guests as they arrive, to a dramatic 2.5 metre-high, one-of-a-kind bell that overlooks a traditional Japanese foot bridge and reflecting pool - will complement the cuisine and lend to the modern and sophisticated vibe within the 230-seat restaurant, which includes an oversized sushi bar and a private dining room at the mezzanine. The space is designed by renowned American firm Rockwell Group, which is behind the design of several of TAO Group’s establishments, which include restaurants TAO Downtown, Vandal, Feroce and Avenue in New York.
The opening of KOMA will complete the trio of concepts launched by TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands as part of a new dining and entertainment complex at the integrated resort, along with nightclub MARQUEE which opened in April and cocktail lounge AVENUE in May this year. KOMA also marks the fourth concept opened by TAO Group in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, which began with LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in January 2018.
Located in the heart of the central business district at Frasers Tower; Preludio is a new contemporary restaurant that aims to present a fresh perspective on fine dining, where embracing a culture of constant change and innovation helps ignite the spirit of creativity and betterment.
Instead of focusing on dishes from a certain geographical region, Preludio adventures into the territory known as “Author’s Cuisine.”
The menu, inspired by themed chapters, will always remain audacious and proudly experimental, yet familiar. The entire guest experience will change according to themes chosen by Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo. Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Thus the creativity and boldness of Preludio’s artists will remain constantly challenged, while at the same time maintaining the finest quality in each and every dish.
For its debut, Preludio will open with “Monochrome”, where the restaurant will be inspired in black and white. The team approached the theme of monochrome with a sense of liberation instead of limitation. Imagining in this concept provoked them to explore and invent new definitions of black and white, brainstorming with a spiritedness that materialised freely.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Chef Fernando Arévalo graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and began his career in Michelin- starred kitchens alongside iconic culinary artists Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali. For the past 6 years, he has been based in Singapore, heading the kitchens of Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Artemis Grill.
Ambitious, creative and driven, he is ready to set on his own path as the head of Preludio’s impassioned and adventurous team.
Preludio will welcome guests on 8 November and is currently open for reservations.
Steakville source for their beef supplies from specific farms and regions, bringing specialised farm breeds to their cozy restaurant in Sunshine Plaza. They aim to bring the “farm-to-table” dining experience to their customers whereby patrons can find out more about the steak they are having. You can view their menu here.
Their collaborative partner, Candour Coffee Bar, provides a wide selection of beverages, ranging from artisan coffee to signature coffee mocktails, creating options and playful choices for everyone.
TRIBE by TEC, The Executive Centre’s first dedicated coworking space, is a significant milestone on the roadmap of product diversification and expansion.
Located at 51B/52B Circular Road, TRIBE by TEC is designed especially to unite promising professional forces and provide them with the workspace and facilities they need to grow their business.
Breaking away from the austerity and formality of a conventional corporate environment, the Circular Road centre embodies a whole new character of TRIBE by TEC. The interior design emphasises on warmth and vibrancy with generous use of colours, fostering inspiration and complementing the openness of the space.
A good vibe is of ultimate importance to the TRIBE. Set in a historic conservation shophouse dating back to the late 1800’s, Circular Road is now the soft front to the modern cosmopolitan and commercial centre of Singapore’s Central Business District, housing a vibrant mix of offices, restaurants, cafes & bars. With the open and communal setting which facilitates interaction and collaboration, TRIBE by TEC creates a community where like-minded leaders converge.
Otto’s Deli Fresh is the truest expression yet of Otto Weibel, one of the most respected veterans of Singapore F&B industry. For more than 40 years, Swiss-born Chef Otto has been a driving force of local F&B, working at the highest levels of the industry, promoting Singapore F&B industry on the world stage, and mentoring its young talents. Though he has retired from Swiss Hotel, he has not stopped his tireless support for the local F&B industry. He is currently the President Mentor of the Singapore Chefs Association, and the Honorary President of Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific, and served as President of Bocuse d’Or Singapore and Asia-Pacific from 2008 to 2015.
Housed in the new Raffles@HV, at the doorstep of the MRT and within meters of very ample parking, Otto’s Deli Fresh is a paean to quality and provenance, to handpicked ingredients and the creature comforts of the home kitchen, and to the dreams of a veteran career chef. The deli section draws on Chef Otto’s vast experience and personal connections to offer a personally curated food selection of exquisite provenance and quality, at superb value. The 46-seat all-day dine-in restaurant celebrates the Chef’s personal tastes and expert skills, which imbue the homespun recipes with refined gourmet flavours, and with a sense of familiar comfort.
It has always been a passionate desire of Chef Otto to bring family, friends and neighbours together over good food, prepared in the restaurant or at home. Otto’s Deli Fresh is both the fulfillment of a dream to bring people together through good food and a platform for nurturing young chefs, continuing Chef Otto’s lifelong support and mentorship of the local F&B industry.
Stroll into their shop whether you need a haircut of shave and the will take care of you.
Becoming a barber has been a lifelong dream for William. Having been a hairdresser for over 15 years at some of Singapore’s finest salons, William finally managed through passion, grit, and hard work to open his own Barber Shop. With his full sleeve tattoos, and unforgettable smile, William has established a reputation as one of Singapore’s finest barbers. William completed his training at the Toni & Guy Academy in Singapore and then went on to apprentice there and become a Senior Hair Stylist.
William began his career as a barber at the renowned We Need A Hero in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood and spent 3 years there as a Senior Barber. Building a rapport with each and every single one of his clients, William leaves his own bespoke imprint on each of his clients.
Will I Shave is the realisation of William's dream and the representation of a man who will let his scissors, clippers, and blade do the talking.
From the fertile plains of Campania Region where the owner, Luca Iannone came from, come the unique Mozzarella de Bufala d.o.p., endowed with a protected origin denom - ination certi cate. They have selected the very best farms, who milk their own herds and ensure a superior product with the characteristic porcelain white shine, milky texture and distinctive taste.
Their menu was created and is constantly refreshed with the following principles in mind: serving only fresh and authentic Italian products and ensuring their products are always presented as stylish as their quality demands.
Having been recognized for its culinary repertoire since appearing on the local gastronomic scene in 2000, Senso is adding in new flavour to the Club Street bar scene with The S bar.
The 30-seater bar immortalizes the crucial period in Italy that gave way to the La Dolce Vita era, “the sweet life”, between the 1950s to 1960s – a space created for the folks in the current 21st century to witness and pay homage to the strong tradition of Italian society.
Capturing the timeless glamour of Italy, The S bar preserves the personalities that rendered the fifties a period of great charm by using the nostalgic monochrome palette across the space. Walls adorned in fine Ostrich upholstery with antique black mirrors ostensibly evoke one’s wistful affection for the period of the past. Coupled with a lively mix of vibrant red sofas, the entire bar portrays the diametric contrast between the old rural way of life and the new modernising Italy during the period.
Guests can relish the taste of the classic or handcrafted cocktails to artisanal spirits. Available in the menu are meticulously crafted cocktails inspired by the walks of life in Italy. The classic Aperol Spritz, with its Aperol and Prosecco over ice and a splash of Club Soda in perfect proportions, is an essential Italian ritual for warm Summer afternoons. Negroni is another classic with Campari as its base where the aperitif’s bitter yet fruity characteristic is mixed well with Gin and Martini Rosso. Romantico, on the other hand, is an exceptional adulteration to the pristine smooth Belvedere Vodka mixed with Lime Cordial, Peach purée and Cranberry juice offering a calming sensation amidst vague sweetness in every sip with its Thyme finish.
Accompanied by gourmet bar bites, guests can expect a tease of taste buds with The S bar’s La Plachetta Platter lining up delectable cold cuts such as Salami, Mortadella and Bresaola with mature Cheeses from Fontina and Taleggio to Truffled Robiola among others. Fresh Oysters of Normandy are also available to tingle your palette for more wines and cocktails. Where most wine lovers agree that the vocabulary of oyster flavours overlaps with that of wine: “crisp,” “buttery,” and “flinty”, they can find both fine wines and fine oysters at one single place.
Hairstylist Ryu Oba, formerly an area manager for Japanese salon Kizuki+LIM, strikes it out on his own with B+LIM.
The subterranean outlet, manned by both Oba and his assistant, Tomoko Kasai, is an intimate and minimalist space with simple but stylish interiors. There are sleek, industrial-style tables, mirrors and chairs (seating only four), and the cool, speakeasy ambience is only further enhanced by laid-back tunes spun by a gleaming vinyl player at the back.
The Shabby Chic Store specializes in lifestyle products carefully curated and imported from all over the world. Everything in the shop oozes girly charm - from crockery, cutlery, bath and vintage home decor. We carry the widest collection of GreenGate crockery from Copenhagen, melamine tableware and kids accessories from Ginger; and a wide assortment of vintage tins and vintage home decor from UK!
Be sure to find everything you need to decorate your home or organize a tea party with friends. It is definitely the place to be if you are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for all occasions!
Located at a quiet corner in Millenia Walk Singapore is Fumée, the new three-in-one Gastro-pub that triples up as a wine bar and deli.
Fumée is a new hospitality concept offering dining, entertainment and retail, providing a comfortable outdoor terrace to enjoy a unique dining experience. Spanning 6,000 square feet, Fumée comfortably seats 390 people on her terrace deck, dining hall, wine club and private rooms. Located in downtown Singapore in the heart of the Central Business District, customers of Fumée see her as their “Lepak (an oxford dictionary approved Malaysian expression for “relax”) Corner”, where they unwind to an uber fresh draft beer or their favourite wines (they have a decent collection of 250 international labels).
The vast indoor and outdoor space allows easy transformation from holding private functions to corporate events. The interior of Fumée features the architectural styling of where lush colours and clean lines meld into an atmosphere of complete harmony. The abundance of natural light creates a bright atmosphere in the day that turns funky at night.
The menu is designed by Chef Wilson Ang Wee Siong, whom has been influenced by his previous stint at DB Bistro Moderne and being the Sous Chef at Fordham & Grand. The cuisine reflects his relentless learning attitude to bring more unique dishes to the guests’ table with value for money as a priority.
Chef Wilson uses modern French techniques paired with fresh local ingredients for Fumée’s food fare. Their in house special includes Slow Cooked Short Ribs which has been cooked for 48 hours with burdock served on a bed of creamy mash. The crowd favourite, Wagyu Cheese Burger, with patty made in house using wagyu beef, topped with Emmental cheese served in a sesame bun with fries and homemade pickles on the side.
During lunch, they also feature a sarnie line where customers can customize their own sandwiches. Their deli holds a comprehensive selection of fine cheeses and premium charcuteries.
Upon entering Fumée, your line of sight would not be able to miss the Wine Club which holds over 250 different labels of wine hailing from all parts of the world. There is also a whisky bar where the most exclusive whiskies such as the Yamasaki 25 years and Hibiki 30 years reside in.
To provide top-notch musical entertainment, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there is be live band entertainment featuring different hot and new local acts.
A Few Good Men is a gentlemen’s barber shop - a modern shop built with respect for the community atmosphere of the traditional barbershop. They want it to be an intimate spot where people can hang out, get a haircut, discover new and interesting products that may add to their grooming routine or their daily lives.
Villeroy & Boch is one of the world’s largest producers of premium ceramics, making everything from coffee mugs to sinks. Their products include: plates, stemware, cutlery, sinks, baths and toilets.
Villeroy & Boch is a highly innovative company with a time-honoured tradition.
Since its origins over 260 years ago, the ceramics manufacturing company founded in 1748 has developed into an international lifestyle brand. Villeroy & Boch is represented in 125 countries around the world.
Recognized as the world’s oldest barbershop, Truefitt & Hill offers a range of luxurious grooming experiences for the discerning male in Singapore. The traditional British brand, established in 1805, also carries the finest shaving, fragrance, hair and bath products to provide daily grooming solutions for today’s gentlemen.
Visit the barbershop to enjoy a haircut or a traditional hot towel wet shave for that special engagement, business meeting or just to relax and unwind. Additionally, the new outlet at Capitol Piazza features signature furniture pieces from Timothy Oulton and an assortment of unique men’s accessories, to provide great gift inspirations for the modern man.
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.
Since its inception as a preeminent Italian fabric mill in 1881, Cerruti 1881 has never ceased to embody the highest standards of quality and style, craftsmanship and technology.
Building on the brand’s philosophy of luxury fabrics and clean cutting, Cerruti 1881 continues to redefine understated Italian sophistication and elegance as reflected in its contemporary designs of menswear, leather goods and accessories.
Nestled within the eclectic conservation area of Bussorah Street is the modern, understated chill out restaurant and bar, Pizza Fabbrica, a newcomer in Singapore’s vibrant Italian food scene that’s already making a splash.
The hub of this minimalist pizzeria is the lively open kitchen, which houses an impressive slick copper woodfired oven and from which the chefs prepare authentic Italian dishes under the helm of Executive Chef Matteo Boifava, a native Italian born and bred in the historic northern city of Cremona. Amidst the stark décor and feel of a contemporary pizza factory, Chef Matteo and his team let the food speak for itself. Highly committed to always serving the best.
Pizza Fabbrica stays true to traditional recipes while playfully reinventing them with cheeky, modern interpretations. You will find much of the condiments home-made, including marinated olives, sundried tomatoes, fig and chili jam, mostarda and pesto, to name a few. With up to 14 freshly made pizzas on offer, the pan-Italian menu is also heavily centred on artisanal produce, such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo Artisanal pasta from Italy and freshly roasted coffee beans by Dutch Colony Coffee. Buon Appetito The combination of Chef Matteo’s Italian roots and refined cooking techniques results in dishes that are robust in flavour, hearty in size yet delicate in treatment. You will be treated to a range of much-loved Italian pizzas such as the Magherita Di Bufala D.O.P, or the Vegetariana.
The pizzas all feature Chef Matteo’s own style of pizza base, made with dough that has been proofed for 48 hours, using the best quality of Caputo flour from Italy and topped with Fior di Latte (fresh mozzarella) air flown in from Italy. The herbivores amongst us would also be thrilled to know that Pizza Fabbrica lays claim to an exclusive vegetarian menu, courtesy of Chef Matteo’s vegetarian mother.
Executive Chef Matteo Boifava brings with him over 18 years of experience. He is a specialist of fine dining using haute-cuisine technologies. Never one to rest on his laurels, Matteo has also sharpened his culinary chops in kitchens around the world, including a stagier stint at celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s famed 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in London, The Fat Duck.
Chef Matteo grew up on a farm surrounded by fresh produce, provisions and typically homecooked fare, which has given him a solid foundation on the importance of cooking with fine ingredients and maintaining their fresh flavours to make the dishes come alive. Under his experience and guidance, the food at Pizza Fabbrica takes inspiration from authentic recipes passed down from the generations of women in his family.
The main highlight of the bar at Pizza Fabbrica is the impressive line-up of craft beers, most of them Italian. Beer lovers can savour the novel offering of Birra del Borgo, Fabbrica della Birra Perugia, 32 Via dei Birra, Birra Amarcord, Westmalle and Hitachino Nest among many more. The list of offerings will grow to 30+ within Q1 and is bound to appease all craft beer enthusiasts.
INSEAD, the leading international business school, has just opened a Leadership Development Centre on the school’s campus in Singapore. The leading business school partnered with top global companies seeking to establish professional development centres for their employees in Asia.
The new Leadership Centre marks “Phase Three” in the school’s expansion and will increase the numbers of students, executives and faculty significantly on-site as INSEAD continues to bring together the world’s top scholars and practitioners. The Centre will serve as a catalyst for INSEAD to re-define global management education for executives from around the world by combining research and teaching excellence with an unparalleled learning environment,
The six-storey complex spans over and area of 10,000m² and will provide government agencies, foundations, alumni, philanthropists and business leaders with an extraordinary public opportunity to support the school's future.