Indonesian specialty coffee chain, Tanamera Coffee has opened its 1st overseas outpost at Change Alley.
This outlet is dedicated for you to have dine-in experience while seeing their baristas create a cup of work of art. The wide-range of Indonesian arabica coffee beans which are directly imported from Indonesia will sure please the Singapore coffee lovers.
Since opening their doors in 2013, Tanamera Coffee has been at the forefront of the third wave coffee movement that has taken Indonesia by storm and since then they've shared hundreds of beautiful coffees with thousands of passionate customers.
Working closely with farmers across Indonesia is something that is integral to Tanamera’s success.
Calling all soufflé pancake fans! One of Japan’s most beloved and iconic pancake chains, Flipper’s will make its debut in Southeast Asia with a flagship store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre this November.
The brand that originated in Tokyo in 2014 is a cult favourite that trailblazed the soufflé pancake trend in Japan and around the world.
With international presence in New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Seoul, Flipper’s is set to impress local customers with its inimitable kiseki or ‘miracle’ pancake that sets it apart from its competitors.
Utterly fluffy, pillow-soft and melt-in-the-mouth, each artisanal soufflé pancake is made using a precise recipe. The soufflé pancakes are so delicate that they are served with two forks as part of Flipper’s signature experience.
The Singapore flagship store will offer both sweet and savoury favourites from Flipper’s classic menu.
Cupping Room Coffee Roasters is an-award winning specialty coffee roastery in Hong Kong and it will be opening its very first Singapore store soon at Takashimaya.
Cupping Room Coffee Roasters was founded in 2011 in Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong Island. From the beginning, our focus was to bring carefully roasted and prepared coffee to Hong Kongers in a comfortable environment. In 2013, we relocated from Stanley Plaza to the bustling district of Sheung Wan, expanding in the process to include Australian-inspired café fare. In 2014, we added our first location in Wan Chai and in 2015 our Central store soon followed, which included an on-site bakery. Finally, we welcomed our Roastery and coffee bar at Po Hing Fong in 2016 and have been roasting coffee since then on a Probat UG15 Retro roaster.
Joy Luck Teahouse brings 3 well-loved and iconic F&B brands from Hong Kong to ION Orchard.
Veteran Singapore-born TV producer Robert Chua scouted and negotiated for over a year before successfully persuading Hoover Cake Shop, Kam Kee Café and Tak Hing Fishball Company to bring their signature items into Singapore
Joy Luck Teahouse offers 3 famous culinary treasures of Hong Kong — egg tarts, pineapple buns and milk tea. A part of Hong Kong’s food legacy, these three offerings are recognised on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong list. Besides these three items, Joy Luck Teahouse also has Hong Kong Fish Balls and an array of Hong Kong-style beverages.
Luxury fragrance brand, Byredo will be launching their makeup line in mid-October with a standalone store located at Takashimaya.
Byredo was founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. Ben began to be intrigued by scent and memory after travelling to his mother's hometown in India, where he was stirred by the aromas of spices and incense. Inspired by this trip, Byredo's scented candles and perfumes have been developed with an understated approach, using simple composition of the highest quality raw materials.
As an outsider in the beauty industry, Ben is somewhat of an anomaly and has been recognized for his personal style and connection to fashion and art in several international magazines such as French Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, V Magazine and Fantastic Man to name a few.
Welcome to the BBright Side! A creative concept by BreadTalk Group, Butter Bean has opened its first outlet at Funan and a second will follow at VivoCity in September 2020.
Centered around creating conversations and connections over a cup of coffee, Butter Bean presents traditional Nanyang coffee-based beverages and bakery goods with a modern twist, changing the way you can enjoy the same local flavours you love.
Discover a fresh new Nanyang coffee experience at Butter Bean!
Located at Funan Mall, Butter Bean’s first outlet seats 45 and spots a welcoming yellow interior with a vibrant ‘Cherry to Cup’ wall mural illustrated by local creative studio 8EyedSpud. The space is characterised by marble counter displays, a butter block-inspired bar table and a faux tree which add a refreshing touch of green. The second outlet at Vivo City will boast a larger space for 84 and includes an alfresco patio that is perfect for a laidback breezy afternoon.
It started many years ago with a weekly ritual. While Gibran lived in New York, he would travel to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn most Sunday nights to have a pizza and calzone with Mark. Fast forward to Singapore, and the time and moment is right to bring a new kind of good time to the little red dot.
Moving towards Asia expansion, Jakarta-based café chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost at NUS Library. The popular lifestyle coffee chain has more than 80 outlets in 23 cities across Indonesia.
The Maxx Coffee story began with a deep passion to provide Indonesians with the best coffee and lifestyle experiences. In March 2015, their founders opened the first Maxx Coffee store in Cikarang, East Jakarta with aspirations of becoming Indonesia’s number one local coffee chain, serving wide range of specialty coffees made with freshly ground Arabica beans sourced from coffee regions in Indonesia and around the world.
They will also be opening up very soon at 5 other locations in Singapore.
We're going nuts about Three Squirrels! One of United Square's newest tenants, Three Squirrels offer a wide assortment of snacks and nuts. Freeze-dried Durians, Whole Macadamia Nut in Shell and more, you will be sure to find a snack which will please your tastebuds.
Hailing from New Jersey, Blimpie is an authentic American-style deli serving freshly-made subs, wraps, paninis and salads. They've been making sandwiches fresh upon order since 1964.
It was 1964, Beatles Mania was in full swing, the Beehive was the buzzed about hairstyle of choice and Muhammad Ali was the Heavy Weight Champion of the World. It was also the year that Blimpie was born!
Three buddies from Hoboken, New Jersey, had a fresh and delicious idea along with a passion to share this idea with the world. They knew the sandwiches they made were the best tasting, with the freshest ingredients all at a great value.
Blimpie has been America’s neighborhood deli destination for more than five decades. With locations coast to coast, Blimpie is proud to continue serving freshly sliced meats and high quality ingredients. They are proud of their history and they’re honored to make their subs bigger and better, that’s the Blimpie way.
Thai mango specialist YenlyYours has launched its first franchised outlet in Singapore at Suntec City Mall.
A dessert brand specialising in Thai mango and fresh fruits dessert; YenlyYours is the number 1 mango cafe in Thailand with over 10 outlets in Bangkok. Their products include smoothies and mango sticky rice made only from the freshest fruits. Be wowed by their extensive mango menu.
Goobne's oven-roasted chicken is delightfully crunchy and succulent. With less trans fat, carbohydrates, sodium and calories, Goobne has delighted customers since 2005 and is the most popular oven-roasted chicken in Korea. Visit Goobne's very first Singapore franchised outlet at Great World City and discover why this chicken is so popular.
The restaurant has celebrity brand ambassadors like K-pop band EXO, who promoted their spicy Volcano Chicken dish.
A speciality yakiniku fast food restaurant from Japan with 29 branches in Asia; Yakiniku Like is set to launch its first-ever outlet at Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore. Hailing from Japan, the restaurant is brought in by Dining Innovation Group which has 260 restaurants worldwide. A quick service concept that serves orders within three minutes, the restaurant sees snaking queues outside its outlets every day. Here, yakiniku aficionados can savour top-quality meats, from wagyu beef to karubi (beef short plate) and harami (beef skirt steak), prime karubi (boneless short rib) to misuji (top blade). Pork belly, pork jowl and chicken thigh are available here as well.
The highly indulgent wagyu steak set, with a marbling score of seven to eight (equivalent to Wagyu Grade A4 and above), is priced at just S$29.80.
Yakiniku Like is the first restaurant in Singapore to offer individual electric smokeless grills for customers. There are also shared grills available for two diners to use. The grills are imported from Taiwan, and specially customised for the Singapore outlet.
Shang Xia, the celebrated luxury brand backed by Hermès, has arrived in Singapore. Visit Shang Xia at Takashimaya to experience contemporary Chinese design, made with exquisite craftsmanship.
The Shang Xia brand, established jointly by the world famous designer Jiang Qiong Er and France's Hermès Group, celebrates a contemporary fine living lifestyle.
“As above, as below”, the name of Shang Xia is simple but profound. It represents the oriental philosophy pursued by China in its long history, which links tradition and the present, Oriental and West, human and nature — a symmetrical, balanced beauty between seemingly diametric poles.
Shang Xia believes that both time and emotion can be embodied in objects. It has created an artistic ensemble of furniture, homeware, apparel, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, and tea set that is centered on home and represents a perfect melding of tradition with modernity.
Shang Xia expects to bridge the gap between the tangible and the intangible, tradition and present. The brand will continue to use its distinctive combination of contemporary design with exquisite hand craftsmanship, Chinese culture, and the highest quality standards to champion the dazzling grace of everyday modern life.
TPG is the new force in the Singapore telecommunications market. They’re new to Singapore, but they’re not new to providing customers with mobile services that are reliable, fast and cost effective. Go visit them at Orchard Central to find out more about the TPG service trial plan, to collect your TPG SIM cards or to check out the latest mobile phones.
The Most Famous Bar on the Planet is coming to Singapore and they are launching an island-wide search for Coyotes! Coyote Ugly Saloon, the well-known American bar and restaurant brand that inspired the cult movie of the same name, features female bartenders and dancers called Coyotes in a fun, drinking environment. Taking over the premises that was formerly the f-Club at Clarke Quay, the 700 capacity bar and restaurant, launching in January 2020, will operate 7 days a week with choreographed dance routines taking place nightly. What an exciting addition to the local nightlife scene!
Coyote Ugly Saloon Singapore is launching a recruitment campaign calling for bartenders, singers and dancers to fill their 20 Coyote positions. The women empowered campaign calls for ‘Stars behind the Bar’ to forge a star-studded career and have fun doing it. Successful candidates of this coveted role get to travel for guest stints in their 26 Coyote Ugly Saloon locations around the world.
The Coyote Ugly legend began with a Lillana Lovell, a dream and a little bit of Wild Turkey. In 1992, the Wall Street apprentice, sick of working for other people, quit her job and started working behind the bar. Her quick wit, antics behind the bar and the ability to take your last dollar eventually led to her opening the first Coyote Ugly outlet in New York city. Two Disney executives walked into the bar one day and had such a great time that they decided to make a movie about it. In the year 2000, Touchstone Pictures and producer Jerry Brukheimer released the film “Coyote Ugly”, directed by Michael Bay and starred Piper Perabo, Maria Bello and Adam Garcia. The rest they say is Hollywood history.
Today, the Coyote Ugly Saloon franchise operates 26 outlets in the US, UK, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Japan and has earnings that grossed over $34 million in 2017. Liliana Lovell is personally involved in the recruitment and training of Coyotes, interested candidates can apply with their CVs to email@example.com or check out their FB page.
Rejoice all noodle lovers as Malaysia’s most exciting and beloved GO Noodle House has set-up their 1st Singapore store! Head down to 313@somerset to indulge in a huge bowl of luscious rice noodles, served with their Signature Bursting Meatballs and piping hot fish broth made sweeter with a dash of chinese wine.
Calling all dessert lovers, it’s time to take indulgence a step further with the latest arrival in town - Do Qoo (pronounced as Do-Cool) - a brand new dessert spot serving up reimagined desserts in a cup.
Do Qoo desserts are served in a specially designed portable cup for easy on-the-go enjoyment. Prepared with classic layers of refreshing homemade grass jelly, soy pudding or Osmanthus Aiyu Jelly, paired with their Signature Abacus toppings, then finished off with a drizzle of luscious soy cream.
The chain is a new concept launched by Mr Bean, Singapore’s largest soya F&B chain. Do Qoo uses the ever popular soy pudding and grass jelly from Mr Bean as the classic base for all of its dessert cups. Found in the newly-opened PLQ mall, is a 2-in-1 concept store housing both Do Qoo and Mr Bean.
Fukuoka ultimate ramen chain, Kanada-Ya, with snaking queues in both London and Japan is set to officially launch in Singapore in mid-December, with its first outlet at Paya Lebar Quarter Mall. The outpost in Singapore marks Kanada-Ya’s 13th outlet worldwide. Specialising in the classic Tonkotsu ramen, the award-winning, rich and flavourful pork bone broth is first boiled for 18-hours, making it rich and creamy before mixing in a secret sauce to add flavour and umami to the broth. It is handmade by Mr. Kanada, the founder himself, and imported directly from the original restaurant in Japan.
Kanada-Ya will be offering its mouth-watering ramen and popular side dishes at the Singapore outlet. Tuck into perfect al dante wheat noodles, specially made using a specific type of flour, enriched with an exact protein content and alkaline salts for a firm yet springy texture that is the ideal pairing with Kanada-Ya’s rich broth.
Tantalise your taste buds with the heady scent of the aromatic Truffle Ramen from black truffle oil and truffle jelly made with black truffle paste for a slurping good time, only available in limited quantities daily. No visit to Kanada-Ya is complete without sampling the famous Chashu Tonkotsu Ramen in all its original goodness with tender pork collar chashu, wood ear fungus mushroom, seaweed and spring onions. The delectable Kotteri Tonkotsu Ramen is elevated with thick and juicy slices of pork belly chashu that complements the deep and flavourful pork bone extract perfectly.
The first Nam Dae Mun flagship store in Singapore is set to open on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at 313@somerset, in the heart of Orchard Road for both local residents and international visitors.
The Shanghai-born brand now has over 300 stores across China, is apparently famous for their hour-long queues when it was first launched in 2016. Consumers are willing to queue for its traditional yet tasty Glutinous (sticky) rice cake and Osmanthus rice cake - which are freshly cooked and made from natural ingredients.
Named after Namdaemun, one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul in South Korea, the Korean-style rice cakes are chopped into small pieces after the dough is rolled out.
The local flagship store also offers Maoshan Durian Glutinous Mochi made with the AAA+ grade of Mao Shan Wang durian. Known for its rich and creamy taste, the delicacy can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with other popular offerings for a complete dining experience.
Ms Freya Wang, Executive Director of Herme Pte Ltd (Singapore master franchise) says, “We are honored and excited to open the first Nam Dae Mun global flagship store in Singapore. Besides the popular varied selection of korean-style rice cakes, consumers here will also be able to get their first taste of HERME's signature drinks and desserts”.
Introducing Yanmi Yogurt's Chewy Purple-Rice Yogurt Drink, a nutritious and guilt-free alternative to Bubble Tea. The iconic yogurt drink with pearl-like purple-rice bits has taken China and Sydney by storm, with fans queuing up to five hours for it. You will be able to taste the same delicious beverage from their Singapore debut store at Funan from 26 October.
Yanmi Yogurt uses fresh yogurt made with Australian milk, and their purple rice is imported from Mojiang Hani Autonomous County (Mojiang). The milk are produced by cows that are raised on pollution-free grassland pastures. The purple rice from Mojiang is known for its premium quality — with strict selection of the grain, it is prepared through ten industrial steps, including continuous process of soaking, boiling, filtering and steaming under careful temperature manipulation (75 degrees) and time control for over five hours to create the perfect sweetness and chewiness. The rice bits are refreshing and add a nice crunch to the velvety drink. Touted as the king of rice, purple rice is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, folic acid, protein and more.
Plus Fitness has over 250 gyms across Australia, New Zealand and India. Their first Singapore club is now open at Toa Payoh Central and they have plans to set up a total of 25 gyms in Singapore in the next 3 years.
Friendly, convenient and affordable, you can use Plus Fitness gyms 24/7, 365 days a year! As well as full access to their world-class facilities and equipment, by joining Plus Fitness in Singapore members can also use all Plus Fitness gyms across Australia, New Zealand, India and upcoming ones in Singapore too.
Plus Fitness at Toa Payoh will provide you with the following great benefits;
- Low membership prices
- A free tailored fitness program
- Great range of group exercise classes
- 24/7 access all year round
- Free Membership Timehold for those busy times when you can't get to the gym
- Access to all Plus Fitness 24/7 gyms around the world!
What’s the best way to stay on track with your fitness goals? Training together with like-minded people in a fun, energetic and supportive environment in one of their leading-edge X-CELL Classes! From high-intensity training sessions, to classes that focus on just letting you move and feel better, their X-CELL Classes are a great way to stay inspired, train effectively and have fun with your fitness all in the space of 30 minutes.
The choux pastry dessert which regularly draw queues in Japan is coming to Singapore. Scheduled to open on 30 November at ION Orchard, Croquant Chou Zakuzaku will serve up their signatures like Croquant Chou stick and Hokkaido Milk Soft-Serve at their 1st Singapore store.
The brand’s famous Croquant Chou stick will be made fresh on-site in an open-concept kitchen with sugar, almonds, and egg whites, then piped a la minute with their house-made custard cream.
Beauty fans need no longer wait much longer as Charlotte Tilbury is finally coming to our shores! All set to launch across Sephora stores islandwide in mid-October, the cult beauty brand will wow customers with their amazing & quality cosmetic range.
Discover the award-winning makeup & skin care brand from one of the world's top makeup artists for the past 20+ years.
"Give a woman the right makeup, and she can conquer the world"
After 20+ years as a world’s top makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury knows what works. Her signature backstage and red carpet tips and tricks have shaped her eponymous makeup and skin care line, which debuted in 2013 and became an instant international sensation.
Coffee-lovers, now you can have the Bacha Coffee experience in Singapore! Bacha Coffee is celebrating its 110th Anniversary with openings in Marrakech and Singapore.
Bacha Coffee is now open at ION Orchard and it is their very first international luxury coffee room and boutique outside of Marrakech.
The story of Bacha Coffee begins in 1910 in Marrakech at the splendid Dar el Bacha palace. Today, Bacha Coffee features a cosy coffee room offering all-day dining and an exceptional boutique with a meticulously sourced selection of over two hundred single origin 100% Arabica coffee beans from 33 of the most consistent and well reputed producing countries around the world, as well as fine flavoured and fine blended coffees. The Bacha coffee room serves traditional sweet and savoury cuisine in addition to a signature collection of croissants with a tantalizing array of fillings served all day long.
Fried chicken lovers, have you heard? Hailing from the land of vibrant street food culture, Taiwan’s famous fried chicken brand Monga is opening its first-ever outlet at JEM in Singapore this September.
The Taiwanese fried chicken chain got its name from the Wanhua district of Taiwan, which is traditionally known as “Monga”. The vibrant neighbourhood is Taipei’s oldest district and also home to the bustling Snake Alley night market. Combined with the fact that the fried chicken fillet is the best-known snack of Taiwan, Monga was established to promote the culture of Taiwan's delicacy. The brand is created by Nono, a well-known Taiwanese artiste and comedian known for his charm and quick wit. Together with Mingdao Liu, king of Taiwanese Fried Chicken, they created Monga Fried Chicken.
Established in Taiwan, the brand boasts over 45 outlets in its home country and has even ventured to Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K., Philippines and Malaysia.
Prepared exactly the way they do over Taiwan, Monga’s distinction is defined by its trusted recipe and its extra-thick chicken fillets. Every piece is precisely sliced into a thick slice with a minimum of 2cm. This ensures that the chicken fillet remains firm and satisfyingly juicy even after being deep-fried. To distinguish itself further, Monga uses honey instead of granulated sugar to marinate the chicken meat. The amylase in honey helps to tenderise the meat and elevates the taste of the chicken fillet.
Monga prides itself for its ‘Golden Ratio’ of flour to meat born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Each fillet is coated with the optimum amount of flour before being double-fried to give it its characteristic crust-like crunch with no greasiness.
Every piece is made fresh and served piping hot! Expect three different flavours of fried chicken fillet in Singapore, The King, which is dusted with original salt and pepper seasoning; Hot Chick, which is dusted with chilli paprika powder hand-made from Anaheim peppers; and The Taiker, which is dusted with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder imported from Okinawa. To complete the set with a drink and/or fries, choose from different combo upgrades available.
The much-awaited Gucci Beauty is finally coming to Singapore!
Discover Gucci Beauty's Lipstick Collections, which are Inspired by iconic Hollywood movies and characters from the Gilded era.
Available in satin, sheer and balm textures – all of them have a distinct vintage violet scent.
“Lipstick is the most beautiful object you can find inside a handbag. It is the most fascinating because it has always had a beautiful scent — we made Gucci lipsticks perfumed with violet.” – Alessandro Michele, Gucci Creative Director
Get ready for Philippines top trending mango soft-serve Maxi Mango's arrival in Singapore. Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken The Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Piazza.
Maxi Mango started as a pop-up kiosk at food fairs in 2017. A brave endeavor by 33-year-old Miki and Ivan Velasquez, the couple took a leap of faith by investing all their savings into the business before it became the massive success it is today.
Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with real, fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. The juicy sweet mangoes are a perfect complement for Maxi Mango’s soft serve – the star component of the famous dessert. Having more than six years of experience in soft-serve desserts, the couple experimented tirelessly with different ingredients and flavours until they got the perfect mix.
Get ready to indulge in Maxi Mango’s signature version of the Filipino refrigerator cake, featuring succulent mangoes from the Philippines, velvety soft serve, and crushed graham crackers.
The Maxi Mango franchise is brought to Singapore by local lawyer-investor Jean Foo, who will work closely with the owners to expand Maxi Mango within Singapore, and subsequently around the Asia Pacific region. Maxi Mango officially opens on 2 August 2019 at Capitol Piazza.
Get ready to experience the world’s first Dyson Demo Store – Beauty Lab at Funan. As a world-first, the concept store will be dedicated to the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and the Dyson Airwrap™ styler.”
Dyson technology works differently, it is engineered to solve real problems. The best way to understand it is to experience it. This is why they created Dyson Demo - a place that brings to life the science and engineering at the heart of their machines.
Book an appointment here with a Dyson Demo stylist to get hands on with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer or Dyson Airwrap™ styler. Their experts are there to answer questions and show you how to get the most from their technology.
Be amongst the first in Singapore to discover Emma’s first-ever overseas outpost! Established in May 2018 in Japan, Emma is a soft serve and speciality tea shop. In just 10 months, their soaring popularity led the brand to open four more outlets in Japan. Every day, the outlets see snaking queues that last for hours.
Be sure to try out their Okinawa Brown Sugar Boba Japanese Soft Serve in Wafer Shell in Singapore!
The brand’s secret recipe for success is their insistence on using high-quality, authentic Japanese ingredients. To create their signature soft serve that is known for its richness and thick texture, Emma uses premium Japanese milk. The soft serve uses quality ingredients and is so firm that you can even hold the ice cream upside down and it will not fall out! Other ingredients Emma uses include Japanese Okinawa brown sugar, kuromitsu (Japanese brown sugar syrup) and Japanese kinako (soybean) powder. The charcoal cones are also specially imported from Japan. Visit the little take-out kiosk to savour their unique creations.
Thailand-based omni-channel fashion brand Pomelo has opened its first standalone store outside Thailand at 313@Somerset.
The 6,000 sq ft store offers innovative tech-enabled features including a virtual system for customers to pick up their orders and book fitting rooms.
Launched in 2013, Pomelo is a modern fashion brand born in Asia with a global mindset: on-trend, online, on-the-go. With an undisputable sense of style at an unparalleled price, Pomelo aims to offer women everywhere their best look to become their best selves.
Lifestyle company Zouk Group have announced that they will be launching US Burger Joint, Five Guys in Singapore.
The Five Guys franchise outlet is slated to open in the last quarter of this year in a "central" area.
In 1986, Five Guys opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia as a family-run restaurant named after five brothers.
Five Guys founder Jerry Murrell's mother always told him, "If you can give a good haircut or if you can serve a good drink at a bar or if you can serve a good hamburger, you can always make money in America."
Unboxed by Singtel is an unmanned 24/7 store designed to introduce customers to a new retail experience featuring the convenience of digital technology in a friendly store environment.
In a first for Singapore, customers can consult with a roving live bot, which is powered by facial recognition technology, to receive personalised recommendations; try out phones; conveniently sign up for mobile plans at video-assisted self-serve kiosks; and immediately collect their purchased devices from the in-store POPStation. Additionally, customers can browse and buy popular accessories such as headphones, phone cases, power banks and contract-free handsets. They can also make bill payments, top up prepaid cards and Dash wallets, and get instant SIM card replacements.
“The future of retail is here and now. Our digital transformation integrates online and offline customer touchpoints to deliver fresh and fuss-free buying experiences to consumers. UNBOXED fulfils the needs of today’s consumer and provides a peek into the next-generation of retail – fast, instant, convenient and experiential,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO of Consumer Singapore at Singtel.
Currently based in the CBD at 20 Pickering Street, the store is modular and movable. Measuring 45 sq m when fully extended, it can be easily transported and reconfigured to fit different spaces. The store will move to a new location every few months to serve customers at high-traffic areas such as transport hubs and school campuses.
Co-created by Singtel staff, NCS and SingPost, security for the store is provided by NCS which developed a round-the-clock security platform called Sentinel while the POPStation lockers are prefilled with devices and replenished daily using SingPost’s Last Mile Platform (“LaMP”).
Unboxed by Singtel builds on the success of the digital transformation of Singtel’s flagship Comcentre store. It offers one of the most intelligent retail experiences in Asia, featuring an intelligent WiFi queuing system, integrated online and in-store shopping carts, and instant purchases via automated checkout. The store consistently receives an average of 99% positive customer experience scores and has won multiple accolades for its innovative approach to retail.
Wu Pao Chun Bakery is an artisanal boulangerie founded in 2010, Taiwan, famous for its award-winning bread collection ‘Lychee Rose Royale’ and 'Red Wine Longan' bread. Created by Master Wu Pao Chun who won the prestigious title of ‘Master Baker’ in 2010 Coupe Du Monde la Boulangerie for his mastery and creativity, the bakery has been a must-go destination for both tourists and locals in Taiwan, vying to taste and experience the crafts of a world champion. From a farm boy with humble beginnings, Master Wu’s story has been an inspiration, with many hailing him as the ‘Pride of Taiwan’.
Wu Pao Chun Bakery's first flagship store in South East Asia is now open at the heritage-rich Capitol Piazza. Be invited to a livery view of chefs’ in kitchen along with an exemplary curation of the brand’s best-selling and exclusive local bread collection, including the award-winning champion breads and pineapple cakes right here in our little red dot.
Malaysian bakery chain Lavender has expanded to Singapore. Bringing their most popular bakes to their newly-opened Singapore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, fans from Singapore no longer need to cross the border for their delicious creations.
Lavender is an artisanal bakery and patisserie. Using Japanese and French pastry making techniques, the bakery creates premium quality desserts and baked goods that not only nourish the body, but also delight the senses.
Working closely with local farmers and various purveyors, the bakery ensures that only safe and quality ingredients are used in their products.
Say hello to the iconic Gram Café & Pancakes from Osaka with their famous long queues, set to stir up a soufflé pancake storm in Singapore! You’ve seen them all over: mesmerizing, wobbly towers of incredibly fluffy pancakes. Now, you get to taste them. Hailing from Osaka, Japan, the most famous soufflé pancakes specialist, Gram Café & Pancakes has finally arrived at VivoCity.
At Gram, pancakes are passion. As the original of all Japanese Instagrammable soufflé pancakes, Gram serves up impossibly fluffy Japanese pancakes you will soon be obsessed with. Smell them before you see them. Walk into Gram and the first thing you will notice is the strong and irresistible aroma of butter and sweet maple syrup which will unwittingly pull you into the mood for their pancakes.
Pancakes at Gram are slow-cooked on low heat and whipped full of air, resulting in a fluffy texture befitting of a cloud or cotton candy. They are delicious in their simplicity, depending only on premium ingredients, masterful technique, and a bit of butter and syrup to make the pancakes shine.
Soft, airy and oh-so-fluffy, Gram’s soufflé pancakes are a pancake connoisseur’s dream come true. When served, three lofty wobbly discs are stacked altogether making an impressive tower of gravity-defying pancakes. Watch them jiggle and dance captivatingly in front of you before you dig in.
A swanky new store at Marina Bay Sands awaits Fashionistas.
Switzerland-based fashion house Philipp Plein has set up their very 1st Singapore boutique.
German designer Philipp Plein founded his namesake luxury fashion brand in 2008. Based in Switzerland, the collection comprises men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. It is distinguished by an unconventional and non-conformist style combined with impeccable craftsmanship.
Philipp Plein collections are fun, provocative and always luxurious, with an attention to craftsmanship that is rarely matched within the industry. The Philipp Plein brand and lifestyle are a tribute to the passionate individualist who transforms their innermost desires into reality, who makes a daily promise to live their dreams.
Kind Kones is an all-natural vegan ice cream parlour at Forum The Shopping Mall. Their ice creams are vegan and free from dairy, refined sugar, soy, gluten, and other artificial additives. The shop also serves a selection of desserts that are healthier alternatives to conventional versions usually loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats.
Kind Kones strives to provide a better way to indulge in sweet treats guided by a philosophy of being kind to your body, the environment and to others.
A&W® Restaurants has officially opened their newest outlet at Jewel Changi Airport. The 80-seater restaurant, located at Basement 2 of the mall, will operate 24/7 for a start to serve the area’s local footfall as well as travellers going through Singapore Changi Airport.
The outlet’s retro interior design boasts attitude, encapsulating evergreen joys that come from simple and delicious moments. Vintage American neon signs, an A&W®Root Beer Hop-lady heritage poster, a life-sized Rooty® – The Great Root Bear, and an authentic A&W® Root Beer barrel chair add to the new restaurant’s ‘hip nostalgia’ ambience.
“In Singapore, A&W® holds a special place in the hearts of many, who now associate visits to A&W® Restaurants with very fond childhood memories,” said Kelvin Tan, Director of Marketing & Communication. “Making our comeback into the Singapore market, we are very excited to be finally offering our well-loved classics again, alongside some newer favourites from around the world to cater to the market’s international footfall, as well as to Singapore’s evolved tastes and preferences.”
Something special is brewing. Having opened its very first outlet in 2013, The Alley has made waves with their iconic Brown Sugar Deerioca Series. With over 300 outlets around the world, The Alley is finally making its mark in Singapore with their first flagship store, and first ever premium concept – The Alley Luxe, opening at Cineleisure this April!
The Alley is proud to offer tapioca pearls made by hand and with heart. The Alley welcomes you to watch as they prepare our tapioca from scratch: from the measuring, sifting, and mixing of ingredients to the formation of the pearl-shaped tapioca. Through this manual performance, they deliver soft, chewy tapioca available in various unique flavours.
Every beverage from The Alley has a story of more than 500 days starting from the harvest of the tea leaves, the processing and aging of the leaves, the infusion of flavours to the selection of ingredients and their ratios. Their distinctive drinks are attributed to this process, in order for you to enjoy only the finest flavours. With each cup comes its own aroma, taste, and character.
The Alley Luxe at Cineleisure will also be serving up an array of exquisite baked treats such as croissants, cruffins and kouign-amann. You can opt to take-away or dine-in to savour these buttery treats with the signature beverages.
Hong Kong avant-garde eyewear fashion brand Mujosh has opened their first Singapore outlet at Wisma Atria
Established in 2010, Mujosh infused their unique elements and styles into their designs and they also aim to be a differentiator in the fashion industry competing on superior design, strong fashion themes and trendsetting marketing.
Michelin recommended Hong Kong brand, Chee Kei, has finally landed in Changi Airport's Terminal 2. Chee Kei is well-known for mastering the fine art of wonton noodles and authentic Cantonese comfort food. It is even better that it is located in the Public Area of the airport and it is open 24-hours daily, all year round.
In 1994, the original Chee Kei shop opened on Russell Street in Causeway Bay, opposite to Times Square. In 2006, the branch relocated to Percival Street. Chee Kei is the lone “wonton noodle shop survivor” in the prime Causeway Bay area among high-end retail stores - a great testament to their quality and popularity. Today, you will find Chee Kei branches in several prime locations. Their restaurants collectively fulfill their mission to connect people through the rich history and mouthwatering taste of Cantonese cuisine.
Chee Kei aims to keep Hong Kong tradition alive by providing an elevated authentic experience of Cantonese food.
Calling cereal lovers of Singapore; Kellogg’s very first Cereal Kafe in Southeast Asia is now open in FairPrice Xtra, Ang Mo Kio Hub.
Enjoy cereals the classic way with milk and a choice of goji berries / dried cranberry or if you’re feeling adventurous, their heavenly desserts served with yoghurt and delicious pastries from cupcakes to muffins are all available.
Little Caesars Pizza, proudly serving delicious products since 1959 has now arrived in Singapore. Tantalise your taste buds with the variety of flavours and if you're in a hurry? Not to worry! Get a delicious Hot-N-Ready. No waiting time.
Local lifestyle e-commerce brand IUIGA will celebrate the grand opening of its first permanent Retail+ store at Causeway Point on 1 December, Saturday.
Following the success of its pop-up outlets, this opening is IUIGA’s foray into a permanent store and marks the first of its ten retail outlets to open islandwide. Upcoming Retail+ stores will include locations such as Tampines One, Paya Lebar Quarter and Funan Mall.
Customers at IUIGA’s Retail+ stores are required to pre-register to unlock the full digital shopping experience, which allows them easy access to product information using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, cashless payment options and location-based store recommendations from the IUIGA app. Products added to a customers’ e-cart can be checked out without the need to key in home delivery details as the system already has the purchasers’home address on record. E-receipts are also emailed upon order completion, allowing IUIGA to go completely paperless. These features of the store effectively render unsustainable paper waste, heavy shopping baskets and payment queues a thing of the past.
According to research conducted by Euromonitor, Singaporean consumers' eager adoption and use of technology have resulted in the development of new consumer habits such as "showrooming", whereby customers visit retail stores to try out products before making their purchaes online. To address such shifts in retailing in Singapore, IUIGA has capitalised on smart techonologies for an innovative and smartphone-powered retail exeprience where customers can put IUIGA's products to test.
A popular churros brand which started in the Philippines, Churreria La Lola will soon make their Singapore debut at Clarke Quay Central.
The Brazilian-inspired food-retailing concept has a long list of branches all over the Philippines and the Singapore branch is their first international outpost.
At Churreria La Lola, they want to spread happiness one churro at a time. Their products are made from scratch with the best ingredients, cooked fresh upon order and fried in 100% olive oil. Read more about the brand here.
China’s most popular fruit tea and bakery cafe trend-leader, Nayuki is opening their 1st overseas store at VivoCity this December.
Nayuki, is the first brand to popularize fruits-based cheese tea and fruits tea with award-winning premium teas. Reinventing the traditional tea drinking culture, they pioneered the lifestyle of pairing tea-drinking and savouring Soft Euro-inspired bakes.
The pairing of fresh fruits and award-winning premium teas was a move deemed adventurous by many in the beginning, but have since proved otherwise.
The Shenzhen-born brand has over 100 stores across China.
Founded in 1960, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is a popular joint in Bangkok serving up a Thai version of Hainanese chicken rice. Their first overseas outpost is now open in Singapore at NEX and rebranded here as Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice.
This casual eatery was among those that received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in the city’s inaugural Michelin Guide edition last year.
In their homeland, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is located near Bangkok’s popular shopping haven, the Pratunam District and is is very popular among tourists.