Wonder what Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia cuisine is and how it taste like? If you haven’t heard, Kota88 at East Coast Road serves Chinese-Indonesian cuisine hailing from Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok.
Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia is a mix of chinese dishes with local Indonesian culinary characteristics. It all started with Chinese immigrants in Indonesia centuries ago where this traditional cooking style became an expression of their culture which is the inspirational backbone for Kota88 restaurant.
So head over to Siglap, try their creations and also signature items from the menu like the ‘Nasi Campur Babi’. The Nasi Campur Babi is a Chinese-Indonesian adaptation of combination pork rice platter that is mixed to a palatable perfection along with other traditional dishes.
Once a military outpost in 1904, this heritage building has been meticulously restored as The Barracks Hotel. The Barracks Hotel at Sentosa takes guests back to a cherished time of romance and charm, offering exquisite service with attention to every detail, and an overall timeless experience. Luxury of space is evident in its 40 well-designed guestrooms and suites. The décor is sophisticated and elegant, befitting of the hotel’s colonial past.
Set amidst the tranquillity and privacy of the heritage buildings, an exclusive pool provides the idyllic setting for guests to take a dip or lounge with a classic cocktail. The suites on the ground level have direct access to the pool and private jacuzzi at The Barracks Hotel.
Opening soon in April 2019, Village Hotel at Sentosa is the newest addition to the Village brand by Far East Hospitality.
It is also one of the three hotels with a combined 839 rooms which are expected to open in Sentosa mid next year, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and attract local staycation enthusiasts.
Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique experience for families, as well as leisure and meeting groups, providing opportunities to discover the rich culture and heritage of its surroundings. The cosy 606-room hotel is decorated in sun-washed hues of nature by the sea. From design, ambience to the choice of furnishings, Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique offering on the island with brand new amenities and activities.
Surrounded by exciting retail and dining options at the Mess Hall, the adjacent Events Centre also offers over 800 square metres of flexible meeting space, making it a choice for corporate retreats, meetings and social events.
Three hotels with a combined 839 rooms are expected to open in Sentosa in 2019, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and drawing more local staycation enthusiasts. Far East Hospitality is the operator of these three new properties.
The hotels, found in the Palawan area of Sentosa, will be located just a stone's throw away from the Imbiah monorail station and across the road from Universal Studios Singapore. They span about 45,000 sqm - or the size of 4.5 football fields.
The Outpost Hotel at Sentosa presents a trendy island getaway for adults and couples. Inspired by Sentosa's Heritage as a colonial military base, The Outpost Hotel transports guests back to a time of exploration and discovery. The 193 guestrooms are a stylish interpretation of colonial black and white design, with crisp lines and a sharply contrasting palette. With its own rooftop pool and bar, The Outpost Hotel offers a picturesque backdrop for evening cocktails, candlelit dinners and intimate celebrations.
The restaurant on the hotel's rooftop allows a panoramic view as you bask in the beautiful sunset and enjoy the daily firework displays from Wings of Time. Surrounded by exciting retail and dining options at the Mess Hall, the adjacent Events Centre also offers over 800 square metres of flexible meeting space, making it a choice for corporate retreats, meetings and social events.
The WYLD Shop is a Fashion + Lifestyle boutique on the East Coast of Singapore. You'll find a colourful and affordable mix of Australian High Street Style infused with Malaysian & local Singaporean brands plus a sweet hint of Dutch Home-wares and Furniture.
As with many great stories, it all started with a party.
Native Aussie Kara Bensley-Austin wanted to introduce more Singaporeans to Australian High Street chic: a laid back, sun-drenched aesthetic driven by the cosmopolitan heartbeat of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She threw a party and a pop-up store for Singapore’s fashion forward--and was stunned by the response. As her style pieces flew off the shelves, it became clear people wanted more. And thus, theWYLDshop.com was born. And now they have their newly-opened showroom, The WYLD Shop at 412 Joo Chiat Road. Read more about the labels which they carry here.
Situated in the heart of Katong, The Communal Place serves an array of dishes of which are mostly catered for “Communal” dining and gatherings, they hope to bring back the memories together with their loved ones through their affordable and communal dining concepts.
Embarked on with the heart for bringing people together; The Communal Place creates the perfect setting for families and friends to gather, something that we tend to lose through the digital world. They do not provide WIFI connectivity in their establishment.
Serving an array of Western-Fusion cuisine splatted with a touch of homeliness, they promise to connect people with every meal.
The newly-launched Tayo Station, is the first Tayo character-based indoor playground in Southeast Asia for families and the young to play, indulge and create their own adventures with Tayo the Little Bus & his friends.
Tayo Station is themed around the South Korean animated series (Tayo The Little Bus) that follows Tayo and his little bus friends who often discover new sights and go on exciting adventures every day in the big city.
Tayo Station spans a massive 10,000 sq ft space that integrates indoor playground attractions, edutainment area and sensory play space for young children from 1 to 12 years old. These include the Tayo’s Road Circuit, Poco’s Hinoki Play, and Gani’s Playground and many more that are created to entertain while offering a healthy level of challenge for the kids to overcome.
Click here to find out more about the many different fun sections of Tayo Station and here for admission tickets information.
Located along Tampines Road, north of Paya Lebar Air Base, Goldhill Memorial Centre will be a fully automated columbarium and it will also use innovative technology to optimise its space. It is expected to open around the end of 2019.
A team of veterans in the bereavement industry envisioned a heavenly destination that unites generations to celebrate the eternal bond of families. A quintessential space and rejuvenating atmosphere where ancestors peacefully rest and eternal blessings flow, Goldhill Memorial Centre was born as a reality of their commitment to immortalize legacies and family roots by leveraging into cutting-edge innovations and exceptional experiences.
Constant evolution and breakthroughs are the essence of success and prosperity. Singapore’s economic history have testified to this statement, continually innovating quickly. Interestingly, the columbarium industry has a different pace of progress despite the growing demand from the society. Singapore land scarcity and generations’ unmet expectations of memorial services drive Goldhill memorial to pioneer a new age of columbarium service.
Goldhill Memorial Centre is presenting a leap of the industry’s evolution in Singapore.
Popcorn or ice-cream? How about the best of both worlds at the same time? Sweet Monster is the Korean creator of Popcorn Ice-Cream with 26 outlets in Asia. Their latest outlet is now open in Our Tampines Hub, bringing the Eastsiders their popular soft-serve popcorn ice-cream and delectable Korean desserts.
Sweet Monster revolves around a central theme of Sweet Monsters. Each Sweet Monster character represents a part of the menu. For example, character Bluemon represents the Lemon Ade, Cookiemon represents the cookie bits in Cookie Mountain and Popmon represents their signature popcorn! Sweet Monster is vibrant, colourful and aspires to bring happiness to people.
Asia Music School has launched their 3rd branch in Singapore's eastern neighbourhood, at Parkway Parade.
The school offers private piano, violin and a variety of music courses for students of all ages. One highlight of the Parkway branch is the exclusive recital hall, with a capacity of up to 60 seating pax, features intimate space that is ideal for performances from chamber music to solo recitals, rehearsals, workshops and presentations.
Asia Music School has established a reputation and is known for its dedicated teaching and performances in Singapore. The school, which started off with only a few students in 2008, is now providing instructional music programs to over hundreds of students every months through a variety of lessons including piano, violin, guitar, percussion and voice. The school currently has 3 branches at West Coast Plaza, Yishun Central, Parkway Parade and an upcoming branch in Hougang opening later this year.
After months of preparation, Homeground Coffee Roasters, a local coffee roastery based online has recently opened their 1st shopfront.
The minimalist cafe also has a selection of single origin coffee beans up for sale at their retail corner within the same space, so remember to check it out at their retail corner when you visit.
They’ve just launched their latest addition of mouth-watering bagel sandwiches as well.
At Homeground, they're not only just focusing on coffee but also, they would like their home to be filled with creativity and aspiration for the people out there. If you need a space to get-away, you know where to find them.
Homeground Coffee Roasters is currently featuring works of visual artist, herabot, who does art from using coffee powder.
The Jovell is an upcoming 99-year leasehold brand new development in District 17, located along Flora Drive. It is an exclusive development, situated within a private residential enclave, and comprises of 428 units. The development has efficient and functional 1 to 4 bedroom layout choices.
The name "Jovell" depicts the flowers originating from Chile, known as Jovellana Violacea, and the project emphasizes on tranquil environment with beautiful and lavish waterscaping.
A plethora of facilities are available within The Jovell with extensive water features and landscaping. The Jovell Club revels in a collection of capacious Function Halls and activity spaces for your leisure and social pursuits.
The Jovell combines home comforts seamlessly with the laid-back charms of a luxury resort.
A wide range of amenities, like shopping, dining and entertainment are available at the major shopping malls nearby. Recreational parks at Changi City Point and Changi Village are only a short drive away. Reputable schools are also in the vicinity, making it suitable for families with school-going children.
The Jovell is also well connected to major arterial roads and expressways such as the East Coast Parkway (ECP), Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
The MeatHöuse is a halal steakhouse that features a highly-curated and original menu by Chef Benny Se Teo of Eighteen Chefs (the successful casual-dining restaurant chain, committed to hiring ex-offenders and youths-at-risk).
The MeatHöuse magnifies your love for meat with the most visually impressive steak that money can buy.
Few places serve a Tomahawk Steak and even fewer people are capable of devouring one on their own. They serve up quality Australian Augus 120 days grain-fed steak that weighs in at 1.2 to 2kg. This tender, juicy monster is seared to perfection exact to your preferred doneness.
At The MeatHöuse, you can enjoy favourites like REAL Truffle Fries and Aglio Olio to their signatures such as Crab & Chips, Meat & Mash and more.
The largest kitchenware and tableware store in Asia, ToTT, announces the relocation of its retail flagship store after nearly a decade as a familiar landmark in Bukit Timah. Located at newly-revamped Century Square, the concept store spans 7,511 sq ft of culinary retail space and features a curated selection of cook, bake and hosting-related merchandise and a convertible cooking studio.
ToTT Store is a one-stop culinary haven for anyone who cooks, bakes or hosts, with exclusive cooking, baking & hosting-related merchandise such as Cuisinart, Nordic Ware and more.
As a Botanist, Harvester, Manufacturer and Retailer, the Yves Rocher brand is the only global cosmetics beauty brand to control the entire life cycle of its products. This specificity allows the Yves Rocher brand to lower environmental impact and offer every woman quality products at an accessible price. Residents in the east can now shop for Yves Rocher products at their latest Century Square store without having to hit town.
Passionate about botanical world, Mr. Yves Rocher made his first plant-based beauty product in 1959, in his hometown of La Gacilly, in the Brittany region of France. With the expertise in Botanical Beauty, Yves Rocher reproduces life mechanism of plants while formulating effective beauty products.
Affordable Tacos, Tequila and plenty of Mexican inspired cuisine is the name of the game at Platypus Cantina. Brought to you by the same team that developed the multiple award-winning Platypus Kitchen in Bugis, Singapore.
Platypus Cantina is their modern take on the traditional Mexican Cantina which will rock your socks with Kick-ass margaritas and micheladas, hearty tacos and Mexican burgers and of course a stunning beverage program which boasts wallet-friendly cocktails, beers and wines.
Platypus Cantina is fully equipped with a large private room, beer pong tables and the looooooongest bar in the Katong district of Singapore!
Nestled in the historic Upper East Coast Road, Sea Pavilion Residences by Oxley Holdings Limited is a haven of serenity, rooted in a rich colonial past. This freehold development reflects its vibrant history in its preserved architectural facets and modern reinterpretations of its oceanfront past. Steeped in heritage, and designed for modern luxury, it is a hidden gem for a treasured future.
This rare freehold property project comprises of just 24 residential units.
It is a mere 5 mins away from the future Bayshore MRT Station. Residents can also enjoy the close proximity to East Coast Park, enjoying all the recreational offerings in the precinct.
Originating from Mumbai, Tea Villa Cafe's first overseas outpost is now open at 97 East Coast Road. This newly-opened tea haven in the East of Singapore offers patrons a whopping list of 125 tea selections and more.
The menu of this vegetarian cafe also boasts palatable cakes, pizzas and salads.
Middleton International School (MIS) has a second campus located at 2 Tampines Street 92, covering a land area of 291,996 sq ft (around 5 football fields). The site consists of multiple classrooms of various sizes, 3 external hard courts and a field. Previously, the site was occupied by ITE, Tampines.
The MIS Tampines campus will offer levels from Nursery 2 to Grade 12 (3-18 years), thus offering a through-train education pathway for international families. School fees for Middleton International School's programme comes at affordable price points, which are nearly half of that charged by other international schools in Singapore.
Middleton International School started in January 2017 with its first campus at Upper Bukit Timah in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools amongst expatriate parents. The campus very quickly reached full capacity and has a wait list in most levels.
The teaching staff consists of a mix of local and international teachers. This brings a diverse set of skills, competencies and experiences to the school. The new campus will also have a mix of local and international teachers and create more than 150 jobs over the years as it reaches its full capacity of 1000 students. Read more about the new campus here.
At Rakuya, they do classic Japanese cuisine with an Asian twist. Its omakase menu is all set to enthral, with unique items such as Mapo Chawanmushi, Tempura Prawn with Sambal Mayo and Yuzu Kaya Toast. The result? A delightful and unforgettable meal that brings one’s palate on an adventure across Asia.
Besides the promise of good food, diners can look forward to enjoying a fine selection of sakes – including seasonal ones – from various regions across Japan. Pick your nightcap out of the 50-odd labels that they have curated, or ask for recommendations from their friendly staff. Their cosy bar within the restaurant also serves up some mean bar bites, best washed down with a pint or two.
In addition, Rakuya also serves up affordable set lunches and ala-carte plates, done omakase-style.
Located next to East Coast Park with existing public and private housings in the surrounding, the 60-ha Bayshore Precinct will be a new lifestyle waterfront urban village for about 12,500 dwelling units of public and private housing when ready. A 1 km-long main street will anchor the precinct, which will have wider pavements to make a more pleasant walking and cycling experience for you.
Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood where the main street is lined with shops, cafes, grocery stores, childcare and elderly facilities within a short walk or bicycle ride from home. Residents can enjoy tree-lined walkways, or cycle along dedicated cycling paths to the nearby Bayshore MRT station and Bedok South MRT station.
Bayshore Precinct is also being planned as a future-ready community, which is sustainable, people-centric and car-lite with flexibility to accommodate change over time. In the future, the use of Autonomous Vehicles may present opportunities to free up space for parks, community facilities and other uses. The master plan will anticipate changes in technology in phases, providing resiliency to adapt to the changing needs.
Picotin Express first came to life in 2007 at the old stables of the Turf Club Road. From the French word for a ration of horse feeds, the name “Picotin” has been promptly adopted. Presently, the family-friendly European bistro is opening its second outlet in the East region of Singapore. Indeed, Picotin Express has given a refreshing scenery to a heritage site previously hosting Hogs Bar and Restaurant. Bearing in mind the rustic roots of its birthplace of success, Picotin Express at East Coast endorses an invaluable part of Singapore’s history by featuring distinctive colonial architecture. In fact, it inherits the breath-taking sight of one of the estimated 500 remaining Black and White Houses in Singapore.
Old friends of Picotin Express will be pleased to reunite in the East once again with classics that have greatly been missed. Particularly, fresh handmade pizzas named after horse breeds including the Pinto Pizza and other magnificent dishes such as the Whole Roasted Spring Chicken and the Pico Burger. While retaining the same menu, the second outlet will see an exciting addition of breakfast dishes every day starting from June onwards.
Diners who are looking for a space to host a romantic dinner, birthday party, corporate retreat, engagement parties or weddings are from this day forward able to discover the memories and flavours of the colonial era at Picotin Express East Coast.
Picotin Express East Coast will be looking forward to welcoming new diners as well as old friends of its birthplace soon!
A home inspired by the park-scape, Parksuites condominium is designed to be intimate and will fit right in to the close-knit community that has formed in this charming locale. Enjoy more than just sweeping views of the greens; surround yourself with spaces that open up to nature. It is Henry Park reinterpreted. It is SOHO living like you’ve never seen before.
At Parksuites, discover an integrated development flourishing with an eclectic mix of specialty shops. From chic restaurants to perhaps one-of-a-kind shopping finds, discover it here. Shop and dine amidst the cool and welcoming greenery of Henry Park with the comforts of home literally steps away. Truly, a unique setting like no other.
Let convenience find you as you live close to everything that matters most. Situated along Holland Grove Road and the tranquil neighbourhood of Mount Sinai, as well as just right in front of Henry Park Primary School, Parksuites offers you a location that brings the world nearer to you. Enjoy a short stroll to Holland Village and Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore's bohemian enclave, where a mix of vibrant bars, cosy coffee shops and gourmet restaurants can be found.
Hoshino Coffee, is renowned for its retro Japanese-Western café offering of hand-drip coffee and fluffy pancakes. They've just opened their 7th outlet here at OneKM Mall in Tanjong Katong.
Housed on the second floor of OneKM Mall, residents and executives in the eastern part of Singapore can now experience Hoshino’s signature retro European atmosphere interlaced with Japanese elements.
Hoshino Coffee, which was established in 2011, has more than two hundred outlets in Japan. Singapore is its first overseas foray, with seven outlets now and remains a key market to serve as a springboard into other South East Asian countries.
Since opening its first outlet in Singapore in 2012 in Plaza Singapura, Hoshino has been gaining popularity with the local clientele who visit the various outlets for the carefully prepared hand-dripped coffee, the Fuwa Fuwa Souffle, Omu Rice and fluffy Pancakes. As Hoshino places customer experience as priority, feedback suggests that it is timely for it to expand its presence out from central Singapore to the heartlands.
In this connection, OneKM Mall in Tanjong Katong, has been selected after careful consideration, as the first Hoshino Coffee outlet to be set up in the eastern part of Singapore. Serving both the residential as well as office base, OneKM is near Paya Lebar MRT and targets aspirational urbanites and families living in East Coast as well as the students and working executives in the area.
Customers in the east can conveniently drop in to enjoy Hoshino’s old world charm in a nostalgic setting replete with dark wood, leather seats and servers dressed as butlers.
We've all had our fix of delicious Acaí in all shapes and sizes, but never quite like one by Beriwell which serves Singapore's first Acaí soft serve.
Get your taste of The Amazon, the Beriwell way - their Acaí Superswirl is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Packed with nutrients, this tasty treat can be enjoyed guilt free at any time of the day!
Swing by, say hi and enjoy an Açaí soft serve at Beriwell's quaint little spot, located right in the heart of Katong.
At Beriwell, they’re all about living well and feeding your soul through colourful, flavourful and nutritious refreshments and desserts.
The Ottomani is an intimate yet lively New Middle Eastern Supper Club delivering a genuine experience, in the sexiest space in Singapore. Behind Chef Nick Philip, The Ottomani is a unique experience and a totally fresh take on a cuisine you thought you knew. Bringing you back to a time and place where service & genuine touches were always included, the venue feels classic, but the food is anything but.
Classic through the vibrancy and exotic flavors of the Middle East, at the same time, current through Chef Nic's execution and interpretation. The Ottomani focuses on combining fresh, local and sustainable ingredients with unique ones from far off regions of Morocco to Turkey. Creativity meets tradition, leaving guests feeling comforted and surprised as if your meal was an experience that connects you to the past and showcases how progressive Middle Eastern food can get.
Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar's second outlet in Singapore will be opening on 16 October, bringing to the lively Katong neighbourhood the restaurant’s signature fresh, quality lobsters at incomparable prices.
Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar takes pride in serving the finest live lobsters. Wild caught lobsters are air-flown direct weekly from the Atlantic Coast and stored in Pince & Pint’s very own cutting edge deep sea tanks. A curated range of beverages and impeccable service complement the superstars on its menu: The Lobster Roll, light and crispy rolls stuffed with hearty chunks of sweet lobster and seasoned with a house speciality mix of condiments, and the inimitable Live Whole Lobster, served with choice of either grilled or steamed versions and accompanied with sides of chef’s salad, straight cut fries and butter sauce.
The 60-seater restaurant is nestled along the charming, heritage-rich streets of Katong. Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar Katong brings with its grand opening two new additions to its communal-friendly menu.
Chomp on a different take of everyone’s favourite meat-and- patty combination, The Lobster Burger with its juicy, lip-smacking lobster patty in the middle. Or slurp away on a dish closer to the local’s palate, The Lobster Noodles.
Cinema-goers in the East are in for a treat come end September 2017! Cathay Cineplexes is coming to Parkway Parade, making it the eighth Cathay Cineplex in Singapore.
With seven spacious halls to comfortably accommodate 880 cinema-goers, consumers can look forward to having a memorable, one-of-a-kind cinematic experience while indulging in Cathay Cineplexes’ iconic caramel popcorn. Well-loved movie characters will also come to life through advances visual digital projection and impeccable Dolby Surround Sound technology.
To encourage more inclusive movie experiences, Cathay Cineplexes at Parkway Parade will be the first Cineplex under Cathay Organisation to introduce the Assistive Listening Device system for hearing and visually impaired individuals. The system uses infrared to provide clear high-quality sounds with maximum intelligibility and is designed for low distortion and high clarity.
Don’t miss the latest action blockbusters or the most heart-warming romantic comedies with Cathay Cineplexes at Parkway Parade.
Cathay Cineplexes Parkway Parade is located on Level 7 of the mall and is open to public from end of September 2017.
At Project Acai, they blend their acai manually in small batches using Sambazon Superfruit packs. While this process is certainly more time-consuming and labour intensive, as a dedicated and acai focused café, they wouldn’t choose to do it any other way. Blending frozen acai is a practice that has been in place since acai first made its way out of Brazilian shores in the late 90s, and is still widely practiced today.
Project Acai focus on offering the best flavours that the superfruit can offer. From a variety of acai bowls to deliciously thick smoothies - they've got something for everyone. Completely dairy-free and Vegan friendly with no artificial flavourings or sweeteners. Visit their 3rd and newest outlet on East Coast Road.
The acai fruit has up to 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries, is a great vegan source of essential heart fats, and also helps to control cholesterol. It's high in fibre, and low GI, allowing you to feel satisfied even with a small portion.
Giving you the best acai out there is important to Project Acai, which is why they have chosen to use the world's first and only Fair Trade Verified and Certified Organic acai.
Comida Mexicana is a casual and convivial dining concept at East Coast Road that charms with its authentic flavours and great vibes. It is a sister brand to long-standing Mexican restaurant brand, Margarita’s.
Comida Mexicana (‘Mexican Food’, in Spanish) is a casual offshoot serving a concise menu of favourites and delectable off-menu creations by Vivian Wee, Director of Margarita’s since 1996, and the ‘Capitan’ of this new ‘ship’ along East Coast Road as well.
At Comida Mexicana, all the dishes are created from scratch using freshly imported ingredients from Mexico and the USA in its sauces, salsa dips and marinades.
This project marks another step towards water sustainability. When completed in 2020, it will produce up to 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water per day.
Leveraging its close proximity to the sea and reservoir to enhance water supply resilience, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant is poised to be a lush green gem along the Eastern Park Connector Network with its innovative design.
Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure) and PUB, Singapore's national water agency, have unveiled the innovative design of the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, Singapore's fourth desalination plant, at its groundbreaking ceremony conducted recently at the Marina Barrage.
The first of its kind in Singapore, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant will be a large-scale dual-mode desalination plant in Singapore that can treat both seawater and freshwater. Depending on wet or dry weather conditions, water is channelled either from the Marina Reservoir or the sea to the plant, where it will be treated.
The plant also achieves multiple uses of land, with underground treatment facilities and 20,000 square metres (sqm) of open green space on the rooftop for community recreation.
All of the plant's water treatment equipment will be located underground, topped off by a gently sloping green lawn as its roof.
The desalination plant will also incorporate environmentally friendly features such as rainwater harvesting. Rainwater collected will be used to irrigate the green roof and support the facility's water features and landscaping needs.
Located at Siglap Link and beside the ever-popular East Coast Park, Seaside Residences is the only new development in Singapore that can boast a rare combination of a desirable seaside address, exceptional convenience and connectivity.
Living at Seaside Residences means stunning unblocked views of the sea, and easy access to over 15km of scenic coastline. As there is limited sea-fronting land available for new projects in District 15, this is in fact the first development to be built at such a highly-prized seaside location in 15 years.
Firebake is a restaurant at East Coast with the first full-scale woodfire bread oven in Singapore, using European historical techniques of breadmaking. Founded by veteran food & beverage consultant Konstantino Blokbergen, Firebake is a celebration of the ancient pathways of breadmaking, and the importance of human touch in the process.
Firebake’s crowning feature is its twin woodfire ovens. One dome-shaped and the other tunnel-shaped, they allow bread to be baked and selected dishes to be slow-cooked. Hand built from some 5,000 bricks by specialized craftsmen over 6 weeks; they are a primal presence and the heart of the restaurant, because around them, and in full view of diners, the ‘theatre’ of breadmaking unfolds.
In the past in old Europe, the entire community would get together and bake bread on Sunday after church. Firebake embraces this tradition and recaptures its comforting spirit in its bread craft and a food experience that is best enjoyed with breads.
On the menu are tartines and sandwiches, salads, soups, stews, grilled and smoked meats and fish, and baked desserts – all tailored to complement the sourdough breads used in the form of sandwiches, toasts, chips, croutons and bits, and breadcrumbs. The flavours are global and contemporary while techniques are again historical European, and showcase the faceted use of the woodfire ovens and stoves, and cast iron pots and pans.
The 1st major property launch in the East for 2017; Grandeur Park Residences is a luxurious development with superb connectivity, right next to Tanah Merah MRT station. Set amidst an exclusive private residential enclave, Grandeur Park Residences comprises 720 units of 1- to 5- bedroom apartments with delightful facilities that suit the lifestyle needs across all generations.
Major shopping malls such as Bedok Mall, Bedok Point and Changi City Point are just 1 MRT stop away. Other recreation facilities like the Heartbeat @ Bedok, Changi Airport’s Project Jewel, Laguna National Golf & Country Club and East Coast Park are a breeze away from Grandeur Park Residences. For the gastronomists, the neighbourhood is also home to famous eateries, hawker centres and hip cafes.
Acai Bowls are the latest craze for any health guru or trend master. Get your fix from the newly-opened An Acai Affair.
Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. At An Acai Affair, you can choose from Acai Fruit Bowl, Acai Chia Parfait, Acai Youghurt Bowl, Tropical Coconut Bowl or one of their many smoothie blends.
Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” in Iran and “the happy nut” in China. People in the Middle East sometimes refer to the pistachio as the “smiling pistachio.” In these countries, if you hear the shells snapping open while sitting under a pistachio tree, it is a sign of good luck.
At Pistachio, they make their food from scratch and serve it fresh. They offer popular classic dishes with a contemporary twist for lunch and dinner.
As a firm believer that good health begins with a healthy diet, he combines decades of international culinary experience with his knowledge in Ayurveda and Glycemic Index to serve you food with nutritional richness and exquisite flavour. No trans fats or artificial ingredients will be used in their cooking.
Like the pistachio nut that is full of nutritional goodness, they hope their food will bring you happiness and wellness.
The Glades located in the junction of New Upper Changi Road and Bedok Road, next to Stratford Court. The Glades‘s total site area of approximately 31,881.6 square metres will comprises of an estimation of 726 residential units upon completion. The unit configuration available will be ranging from 1 to 4 bedroom units and penthouses. The sizes for these residential units are between 453 square feet for a 1 bedroom unit up to 2595 square feet for a penthouse unit.
Sheltered walkway direct from The Glades to Tanah Merah Train Station which operates on the East West Line. It is about 4 train stations away from Paya lebar Interchange where transit to the Circle Line is possible. This makes it easy for The Glades’ future residents to commute at ease to various parts of the island. For its future residents whom drive, The Glades is approximately 13 minutes’ drive away from the Shenton Way and 14 minutes’ drive away from the Orchard Shopping Belt. The Glades is also well connected to major roads such as New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Road and Xilin Avenue and also Expressway such as the ECP and PIE making driving to downtown Singapore or parts of the island a breeze.
Established premises such as Changi Business Park, and Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre will provide solutions for your business needs. Your child can benefit from a range of reputable, neighbouring schools that offer quality learning experiences. It is surrounded by education institutes such as Anglican High School, Temasek Junior College and the up and coming SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design).
Tok Panjang, where classic Nonya dishes are cooked and served by Bob and his Peranakan family from Katong.
Growing up in Joo Chiat in pre-independent Singapore, Bob had a big Peranakan family and was surrounded by the aromas of Nonya cooking. In 1985, he established Peranakan Inn Restaurant in Katong – a pioneer in the Peranakan food scene then!
Over the years, Bob’s passion in Peranakan cooking resulted in the establishment of several restaurants including House of Peranakan Cuisine at Frankel Avenue, House of Peranakan Petit at Tiong Bahru, and now they are proud to present their new café concept, Tok Panjang.
Tok Panjang - a Baba Malay term meaning long table of food, is a frequent sight in their Peranakan household during special occasions. Savour their family’s interpretation of classic Nonya delicacies laboriously prepared with choicest ingredients and love.
Huang Ting embraces the philosophy of preparing extraordinary dishes from the bottom of their hearts and sharing this joy with loved ones.
You can indulge in the authentic Cantonese cuisine with a contemporary spin at Huang Ting. Elevate your gastronomical experience with the exciting menu that presents a fresh and energetic twist. Refresh yourself with assortment of cocktails and mocktails unique to Huang Ting, shaken and stirred by their very own mixologist extraordinaire.
At the helm of their kitchen is Chef Johnny Choi, meticulously serving customers with his 16 years of distinguished and illustrious culinary experience, gained from many renowned restaurants including Orchard Hotel’s celebrated Cantonese restaurant, Hua Ting. Chef Johnny and his team of highly accomplished chefs will constantly innovate and create a scrumptious experience for everyone's timeless dining pleasure.
Dusk by Slake has planned its menu to be fast to prepare, amazingly tasty and extremely satisfying. Quality ingredients are jazzed up with bold homemade elements like rendang oil and homemade flavoured salts to deliver bursts of flavour, delivering a party of flavours in your mouth.
Dusk provides a straight forward menu where you choose one or more of your favourite, perfectly cooked, proteins and pair them with delectable sides. If you’re looking for snacks to go with your booze, think innovative items such as Pork Rendang Nachos and Hot & Spicy Fried Oxtail (think chicken wings but BEEF!), the outlet also has their house made desserts and ice creams available, such as their classic Sticky Date Pudding with Bacon Caramel Ice Cream! Dusk captures Slake’s quintessential Southeast Asian palette of flavours in a fuss free, high quality format.
Dusk also provides takeaway and delivery options for Slake’s range of homemade soups, spreads, sauces, flavoured salts and ice creams – for all those in the immediate vicinity who wish to enjoy their offerings right where they are, with just a few simple clicks of a button.
Diggersite is one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides adults and children with realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery.
Fun for all ages, the recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger, an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token operated Diggers work like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms. It is a "grown up digger" for all ages.
There are one indoor station -play area with cluster of colourful plastic balls and two outdoor stations- play areas with plastic bottles and bricks at enclosed sandpit. All stations and digger rides are suitable for adults and children. Perfect for a family day out.
The East Bureau, an industrial chic rooftop restaurant and bar hidden in the new rooftop garden at Marina Square with a view of the Esplanade and the Bay; is helmed by the team behind the Supply & Demand restaurants at Esplanade Mall and Orchard Gateway as well as Equilibrium at Capitol Piazza.
Inspired by his childhood days running around in his grandparents’ kopitiam and his travels around Southeast Asia, Chef Samdy Kan after doing a decade of Italian cuisine goes back to his roots. A new place to hangout after work with their all day $5 nett Okinawan Orion draft beer and wide selection of creative Pan-Asian dishes. The dishes originate in Asia and are given a modern twist, this time it is East meets East, instead of the typically dull East West fusion.
Kick back after work with cocktails such as the 1932 Revolution, a mellow coffee cocktail made with Plymouth Gin, Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Lillet Blanc And Thai Coffee Syrup; or The Kebun, a Balinese inspired woody yet floral conoction of Angostura Rum, Cinnamon Syrup, Jasmine Tea Syrup, Fresh Lime And Floral Bitters.
toTTful cafe has recently opened on East Coast Road, and comes with a social cause!
toTTful cafe has a common goal, that is to help teenagers, young adults and their families to aid their monthly families needs by offering them a job and also maximazing their individual potential and creativity in their cafe.
In addition, boosting confidence in themselves and giving experience in the food & beverage industry to allow them to be a more responsible person and for them to attain future opportunities.
With a solid 30 years in the F&B industry, Joyden Concepts welcomes its third eatery and largest outlet to date, Joyden Treasures at Leisure Park Kallang.
The owners of Joyden Treasures have poured their heart into researching past culinary delicacies, cooking methods and stories to work with their chefs to bring customers a comprehensive selection of seafood and meat dishes that have long been forgotten or were too complex to replicate. They have also included a selection of their own family recipes, refining them for customers to enjoy.
The spacious 7,000 sq ft restaurant is the largest Joyden Concepts outlet to date, featuring six VIP rooms that can easily accommodate ten guests each and the main dining area has a comfortable seating capacity of 210. The airy and bright space utilises natural elements like light pine wood as well as stone and terrazzo floorings, while the textured glass panels and mosaic add a hint of nostalgia from homes from a not-so-distant past. The large picture windows also afford a lot of natural sunlight to stream through making it perfect for lazy family lunches
Stepping into Ninethirty by awfullychocolate in East Coast Road is like visiting a long lost friend at his/her home. An immediate sense of comfort welcomes you, and your senses will be drawn to the aromatic smells wafting from the kitchen.
Ninethirty also doubles up as the flagship Awfully Chocolate store, and it is the only concept of its kind in Singapore.
It is a casual bistro that is suitable for a night out with a group of friends, or a date with your partner. It is nothing too fancy, just a simple and unpretentious space that serves a reasonably-priced menu of comforting Western food with Asian touches, chocolate cocktails as well as the most amazing chocolate desserts.
Alt. which has a branch at Suntec City, has opened its second at East Coast.
Alt. – short for ‘Alternative’ – is a contemporary pizza bar offering artisanal pizzas starting at $8. Offering a range ofdelicious 11-inch pizzas, starters, craft beers and wines, Alt. encourages guests to fully customize their pizzas with a wide selection of delectable cheeses, homemade sauces, gourmet meats and seafood, as well as fresh veggies and herbs.
With an open concept setting, Alt. provides a casual yet active environment and has a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options, including prized bar seats for guests to watch the chefs at work. The comprehensive drinks list is anchored by a range of Californian craft beers by Lost Coast and Modern Times, and boasts of 10 different wines that are all available by the glass or bottle.
Nestled in Singapore's most popular beach at East Coast Park, Sunrise Bistro & Bar offers diners a quaint place to chill with its repertoire of cuisine, an extensive wine list and a good mix of small bites and sweets.
Helmed by its co-founder and chef with an impressive 22-year culinary experience, Mr Vincent Teng is affectionately known for his specialised skills in Sous Vide cooking, casual French fare cooked with a contemporary twist and a fine blend of creativity peppered with Asian flavors.
If you are in search of hearty casual French fare and extremely well-priced wines, mark Sunrise Bistro & Bar down on your TO-VISIT list.
This revolutionary technology has been perfected over the years to ferment, chill and carbonate into ready to drink beers within a short process cycle. Food menus served alongside will be ready to eat items and varieties of seafood that will tantalise the taste buds of any foodies. The menu served will be fresh, healthy and convenient fusion style menu that will satisfy any palates.
Full pint will create the unique and memorable experience with the rustic natural theme surroundings with a tinge of fun performance, live entertainment and sporty action by showcasing spectator sports program on wide screens abundant through the bar area.
The drink and dine bar will boast the latest green technology and design. Full Pint is conceptualized and designed for all public or corporate events, members and visitors alike for get-together to hold functions, indoors or outdoors.
They have areas that can cater to all events within the facility which is much endowed with the rich culture and tradition of the ambience and aura, a rare and exotic premium location in Singapore or elsewhere worldwide.
Desker Road, once Singapore’s oldest and notorious red-light district, is now home to old-time shopkeepers, adventurous backpackers, migrant workers, small modern offices and a myriad of back alleys.
A key inspiration to Creatures’ debut at Desker Road is to be an atmospheric dining enclave in the heart of this culturally rich conservation area. Desker Road, with its whiff of old-world charm, beckons one home.
For over 20 years, the owners of Creatures reinterpreted favourites, jazzing them up with an Asian flair. When they moved into their new home, they combined their love for cooking and tasteful interiors, and began inviting families and friends for intimate home dining experiences.
With a passion for bringing out flavours through natural ingredients and experimenting with texture, the owners amassed a menu of their own creations after decades of thoughtful cooking. CREATURES brings that cosy home dining experience to all, with an aim to make the café a habitat of creature comforts.
Savour comfort on a plate at CREATURES, a modern-day café set in the culturally rich conservation area of Desker Road. Our hearty east-meets-west nosh comes with a twist – and without the MSG. We dish up irresistibly soothing comfort food with an Asian flair while staying true to the origins of the dish – all to make you feel both at home and in Eden.
Wakufen has opened a takeaway kiosk at Asia Square.
The utilize modern cooking techniques coupled with flavourful combinations of herbs, spices and quality ingredients in order to provide you with a healthy yet undeniably delicious experience. Customize your meal by selecting your protein, vegetables, complex carbohydrate and add-ons.
Their perfectly cooked meats are their pride and joy and provide for some of the juiciest chicken breasts, smoothest, silkiest salmon fillets and most tender steaks you’ll ever find.
They achieve this perfection through Sous-vide (Su-vee) cooking all their proteins. And while Sous-vide cooked food is usually only found in high end gourmet restaurants, they provide it at affordable prices and fast service. Sous-vide (French for “under vacuum”) is a method of cooking food sealed in heat safe vacuumed packs in a temperature-controlled water bath.
Plank Sourdough Pizza is master-minded by Global Baker Dean Brettschneider, and the same team that developed and operates the successful Baker & Cook chain of artisan bakeries and foodstores.
Their pizza base is made with the same long fermentation process as the famous sourdough bread that they make at Baker & Cook.
They use a combination of flours and slowly ferment it for up to 18 hours at 8°C using only their natural wild yeast (levain), salt, water & extra virgin olive oil.
After pressing out the traditional way they carefully top them with their selected quality ingredients, they blast them at 380°C - 400°C until the crust is super pillowy soft with a touch of crispness.
Katong Square will open end 2015 with 600 hotel rooms, 300 carpark lots and more than 20 food and beverage concepts in the heart of Katong.
Spread out over two storeys, there will be more than 20 food and beverage outlets, as well as food-themed businesses, which could include a gourmet grocer or cooking accessories store. It is still in construction phase, though plans for the mall's concept were released today. The mall is next to Marine Parade MRT station, which is slated to open in 2023.
Diageo Global Travel together with DFS Group have launched the Johnnie Walker House retail showcase within DFS Group’s new wines and spirits flagship store in the central atrium of the departures concourse at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3.
The establishment of Johnnie Walker House Singapore marks the seventh addition to the expanding international network of whisky embassies. This follows the success of existing flagships in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Chengdu, as well as travel retail theatres in the airports of Taipei and Mumbai. The milestone also celebrates the first Johnnie Walker House in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The design of Johnnie Walker House Singapore is inspired by the combination of two elements. The first draws from the rich, progressive travel heritage of epic ocean voyages that took Johnnie Walker from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world, making it the world’s first global brand. The second is the evergreen custom in luxury retail of using trunk shows to provide tailored, exclusive experiences to valued clients.
When travellers step into Johnnie Walker House Singapore, they are transported into a retail theatre of a larger-than-life luxury steamer trunk. Designed and built by award-winning Singapore-based design agency Asylum, the highly tactile environment of leather, copper, marble, bronze, wood and steel finishing, brings to life the history, provenance and pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker.
To commemorate the inauguration of the Johnnie Walker House Singapore, a limited edition of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be exclusively available at Singapore Changi Airport. The ivory-coloured ceramic bottle puduced by Wade features the landscape of Scotland and the skyline of Singapore in the brand’s hallmark Willow design. The collectible was illustrated by Dawn Ng and pictorially depicts the historic journey of Johnnie Walker from Scotland to Singapore – from the time John Walker & Sons was established in 1820, in Kilmarnock, to 1885, when the Johnnie Walker whiskies had made their way to Singapore as one of the world’s first modern luxury icons.
Embodying IHC’s vision, the four-storey IHC building is an iconic, unique and sustainable building that blends both traditional Indian as well as modern architectural elements. The architectural design for the facade of IHC is inspired by the “Baoli” (or Indian stepwell), and seeks to create an urban forum for the celebration and appreciation of Indian culture.
The diversity and multi-faceted nature of Indian culture is also captured in the use of a translucent shimmering façade to create an impression of IHC as a “shining jewel” in the day, and the transformation of the IHC into a “glowing lantern” of the Indian community with the lighting of the colourful façade mural at night.
The IHC adopted an inclusive curatorial approach under the guidance of the IHC Concept and Content Sub-committee; and defines Indian in the pre-modern context of the subcontinent. Thematic permanent displays and/or special exhibits as well as programmes at the IHC will showcase various communities from the subcontinent with ‘lived histories’ in Singapore. In addition, memories and accounts of the community have also been captured.
The IHC’s permanent gallery storyline revolves around five themes arranged chronologically to span the time period 1st century CE to the 21st century. The themes present, through artefact and interactive displays, the long history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia as well as the experiences of South Asians in Southeast Asia (especially Malaya); Singapore in particular. They narrate the history of the migrant community and their contributions to Singapore.
Champagne and wine connoisseurs can look forward to Time & Flow Champagne, a premium organic champagne and wine salon and academy, where you can discover a plethora of distinctive flavours of exclusive wines and champagnes offered.
Time & Flow Champagne will also conduct workshops on wine and champagne at their academy, in partnership with Sarment Group. Renowned for its team of world-class sommeliers, you can learn about the intricate subtleties of wine and its rich history from Mr Julien Drevon, Head Sommelier South East Asia of Sarment Group.
The Rabbit Hole offers you a unique salad experience as they feel that many people have the misconception that salads or anything remotely healthy are boring and would taste awful. They envisioned a cosy café-styled diner appeal instead of the usual stern looking green and white outlooks which most salad bars portrays.
As quality is their top priority, all of their salad dressings are made from scratch freshly with no added preservatives, not store bought nor mass produced. They have over 40 toppings which are reviewed frequently to keep things interesting for you and they are constantly looking for new and unique items to feature on they salad bar. They also have a range of warm premiums/deli products such as premium striploin steak and chicken breast cooked Sous-vide style to retain moisture and seal in the flavors. This is opposed to serving cold and tough meats to top the salad off for those who requires more protein or meat offerings.
The Rabbit Hole always encourages you to craft your very own salads as creating your own meal not only allows you to tune the flavors to your liking but also the process, of making your very own product each time is a great experience for all.
But of course the fuss-free option is available for anyone who prefers. They offer several house salad options which are also constantly reviewed, again to keep things fresh. Their latest gourmet salad creation is the Apple Pie salad; an apple pie inspired salad packing all the savoury taste of an apple pie into a healthy and delicious bowl of salad!
For beverages they serve fresh cold pressed juice which compliments their salads really well and are packed full of nutrients and goodness. They also have specialty blend cold brewed teas which are teas brewed using cold water over prolong periods to squeeze out all the natural sweetness and flavour of the tea blends. Other than that they do offer Gryphon Hot teas as well as simple machine made coffee.
Other than salads and juices, enjoy waffles and ice cream for the mid-day tea break crowd as well as those who cannot finish off their meals without dessert.
Prominently sited at the entrance of Hendon Road and in close proximity to Changi Airport and Changi City Point Shopping Mall, Raintr33 Hotel offers a vantage view of the surrounding locale, dotted with old-styled colonial bungalows and lush greenery. Comprising of two majestic colonial buildings and spread over 9,665 square metres of landscape, Raintr33 Hotel is an iconic 50-room hotel, dressed and designed to enchant you with a nature getaway during your stay with us.
Step into their guest rooms and be pleasantly enchanted by space and lush comforts. Pamper yourself under a rain shower within the confines of your own attached private balcony. Enjoy being one with nature.
Wine and dine in Queen’s Garden, and indulge your culinary senses with western-style cuisine fused with an elegant touch of Japanese flavour or chill out at CEDRO, an edgy retro themed cocktail Bar&Bistro while enjoying the cool comforts of unwinding alfresco.
Beyond all, their warm and friendly Hotel Service Ambassadors are always around just when you need them. Chat with them and you’ll feel their passion for nature, colonial beauty and rustic charm.
Whether it is for business meetings, weddings, product launches, seminars or special events, they provide all-rounded logistics and F&B support catered to your every need at their unique outdoor function area, set on elevated ground amongst lush natural greenery and spanning 176 sqm of roofed space with ample 4 m ceiling access.
The Seawind is an exciting freehold development in a quiet residential enclave of the popular East Coast. Designed to suit a variety of different lifestyles, this 222-unit development consists of condominium units, SOHO-concept residences and townhouses.
Sited on a prime location, traveling to other parts of the island via PIE and ECP is a breeze. A 10 to 15 minutes’ drive take you to Marina Bay New Downtown and the Central Business District. Changi Airport and Changi Business Park. This area is also well-known for its wide array of dining and entertainment options with Parkway Parade - the icon of Katong area, just round the corner. Reputable schools in the vicinity include Tao Nan School, CHIJ Katong Primary School, Victoria Junior College and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
The Gentle Art Academy, the first Asia affiliate school to the eight time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions Guilhermes and Rafael Mendes (Mendes Bros), has officially begun its first intake for its BJJ kids program.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed over 100 years ago and emphasizes bringing combat to the ground where a larger person's size and strength advantage is neutralized. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is recognized as being one of the world's proven most effective martial arts and was responsible for launching modern day Mixed-Martial Arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and One Fighting Championship (OneFC).
The Gentle Art Academy's syllabus was developed by brothers Guilherme and Rafael Mendes (8x World Champions) who are based in California, USA. The main US academy has developed many junior world champions and our US kids team clinched the 2013 and 2014 team world championships, making this the Best kids program in the world!
The Gentle Art Academy is housed at an East Coast Road shophouse with 3,000 square feet of floor space with plenty of padded areas for children to learn in a safe fun environment.
Classes for kids at The Gentle Art are spilt according to age. Little ones in the Babybolos (3-5yo) will be encouraged to develop and practice their physical skills through play. They will also get to nurture key social and emotional skills while engaging in activities that require cooperation, self-awareness, and communication with peers. Older kids in the Lil’ Champion class (5-8yo) will have a chance to build up their stamina and endurance while developing fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness, coordination, balance, agility, flexibility and sport preparation. Those in the Teen Warriors class (8- 12yo) will focus on the precision and the detailed execution of the techniques while building their core stamina and strength.
The academy has even launched yoga classes for parents during selected kids classes so that parents can get a good stretch and a workout while waiting for their kids to finish their lessons. More adventurous parents can even join the academy’s adult BJJ classes on the weekend to pick up some practical combat skill for themselves during the hour of the kids class.
After running Singapore’s renowned Expat Auctions for several years, where they handle an eclectic array of furniture and decorative pieces from all over the world on behalf of relocating and redecorating clients, Rob and Jo saw a gap in the market for stylish and quality international homewares and decorator items at a reasonable price. And so Singapore Trading Post was born.
The store name, Singapore Trading Post pays homage to this country’s establishment as a vital trading post for the East India Trading Company in 1819. And they continue this tradition by sourcing carefully selected pieces from old East India Trading Company areas including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as well as Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Their collection reflects this significant colonial era and is perfect for sourcing distinctive items that will add unique character to your space.
Coming to you soon in 2015, the National Gallery Singapore is a brand new visual arts institution building upon a sound foundation of scholarship and experience. Over time, they hope to strengthen Singapore’s role as a regional and international hub for visual arts. They will do this through the display, promotion, research and study of Southeast Asian and Singapore art, while hosting international art exhibitions.
Their future home likewise pair rich history with exciting modernity. Right in the heart of the Civic District, two monumental buildings—the City Hall and the former Supreme Court—will be refurbished and reborn as the National Gallery Singapore. At 64,000 square metres, it will not only be the largest visual arts venue in Singapore but also one of the largest in the region when the Gallery officially opens.
The National Gallery will focus on displaying Southeast Asian art, including Singapore art, from the 19th century to present day. Through a comprehensive collection, the Gallery will present the development of Singapore and regional cultures, so as to tell the story of their social, economic and political histories.
While the body of works at the National Gallery falls largely within the area of modern art, the Gallery strives towards understanding the collection in new and varied ways – taking on a contemporary approach and interpretation of the development of Southeast Asian art. The Gallery will look beyond national and regional boundaries of art, and take on a wider ambit of international visual arts culture, research into our Asian heritage and cultural affiliations, and engage with global cultures and discourses.