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.