This co-working space, supported by Enterprise Singapore, will provide an interactive environment for both local and international, cross-disciplinary designers to congregate, exchange ideas and connect with potential partners and talents. It intends to bring together industry players who are relevant to the fashion and design ecosystem such as value chain suppliers like fibre producers and textile manufacturers, beauty & lifestyle service providers such as photographers and make-up artists.
Housed at the top two levels of the newly-opened Design Orchard, The Cocoon Space is designed to provide the community with networking and interaction opportunities, whilst also offering quiet corners and workstations to foster creativity and innovation. The open work area on level two, which includes, adaptable desk spaces at the Gallery, the Co-Lab, the Incubation Room and theatre space - The Cave is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of business needs by providing web-meeting and other high-tech facilities.
TCS also caters to special fashion-centric requirements with The Makers Studio which is well equipped with industrial grade sewing machines and by providing a dedicated space which allows designers to exhibit their work. Adjacent to The Makers Studio is a Resource Wall that will feature different types of fabric and materials and a 3D Printer. On the top level, TENCELTM Studio (the event hall) is set against a lush, green outdoor amphitheatre overlooking Orchard Road – a perfect space for designers to launch their collections, or for companies who intend to run workshops or fashion shows.
“The Cocoon Space has been designed with much support from TaFF’s partners; this includes colleagues from Singapore Furniture Industries Council who have provided advisory on suitable furniture and SGTech on tech infrastructure. TCS is indeed a project of shared effort and collaborations”, says Mr Wilson Teo, Vice-President, Executive Committee, TaFF.
In addition, TaFF is working with international partners such as The Mills Fabrica of Hong Kong to provide members of TCS with the use of their state-of-the-art prototyping lab and tech style-focused (intersection of technology and style) workspace in Hong Kong. Such efforts will help TCS’s community to venture into international markets and to provide tangible benefits for those who have plans to take flight beyond the domestic market.
TaFF is also launching a programme called The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), supported by Enterprise Singapore, which will run at TCS.
TBFI is a 30-week long programme that equips and enables aspiring firms who are keen to launch and/or scale their business in the fashion industry. Applicants may include firms with fashion or accessories collections, fashion technology and textile-related products or solutions. Applicants for the program will be curated by a panel of distinguished business veterans from both the fashion & textile and technology industry. Successful applicants will undergo mentorship in product portfolio development, business model structuring, pitching, and relevant exposure totechnological innovations and sustainability.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
The Moon on Mosque Street sell books, they have a cafe too and they cater to events of the whimsical sort.
A nest of solace for those lost in the literary (whether by choice or otherwise), a haven for all sorts of whacky and whimsy and a tavern to revitalise the mind, body, and soul.
The Moon you know could be any of these: an abode for celestial beings, a measure of time, a symbol of hope, or the turnings of the tide.
Step through its doors and find yourself bemused, amused, or just in wonder at wherever you choose to get lost into. And while you're at it, sip on tea or have some cake. Just bask in being some place at the same place. Welcome to the Moon.
Telok Ayer Arts Club, a new multi-concept venue by The Supermarket Company, is now open at 2 McCallum Street in Singapore’s bustling Central Business District - at the crossroads of cultural, business and dining communes. Positioned as a fresh take on the beloved community centres of Singapore’s heartlands, it is a space for everyone that brings together art, music, food and drink in new and accessible ways.
Curators Anmari Van Nieuwenhove and Kamiliah Bahdar will invite local and regional artists to fill the space with multidisciplinary works and performances designed to jolt white-collar senses from their everyday routine. Music director Hasnor Sidik aims to overturn notions of work and play with tongue-in-cheek concepts like “Office Hours” and “Kelab Malam”, a club night in the CBD.
Head Chef Betram Leong brings his rendition of French Mediterranean cuisine, flecked with rustic, comforting and occasionally Asian flavours to an all-day dining menu. Beverage manager Din Hassan takes the best of Southeast Asian flavours and distils it into a concise but clever menu of reinvented classics and regional favourites, with a day drinking happy hour programme.
Bringing it all together is The Supermarket Company founder Sue-Shan Quek, a hospitality maven with a portfolio of well-loved cultural-culinary concepts and a penchant for art and design. Through creative residences and events helmed by multidisciplinary artists, themed club nights and more rule-bending programming, they hope to shape the way Singaporeans approach the arts.
Xin Divine by Divine Palate presents modern Chinese cuisine infused with familiar flavor nuances derived of a diversity of culinary techniques. At Xin Divine, ingredients that are not commonly associate with Chinese Kitchen are artfully made into the most decadent of flavours.
They redefine what it means to be cook beyond the boundaries of tradition and innovation, of East and West.
With more divine pleasure on the palate, but also the alfactory front – Xin Divine accentuates the full sensory potential of every dish to ensure that the aroma flavours are well-executed with style and elegance.
And to round off the gastronomic experience, Xin Divine offers a collection of exquisite wines and cocktails obtained from obscure purveyors.
Designed by architectural firm Ong and Ong, the new Gateway Theatre is a multi-theatre venue located in the heart of Bukit Merah Central.
An arts venue built by the Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC), the Gateway Theatre project cost over $50 million to complete. It aims to be a creative arts space that promotes Made-In-Singapore works and talents of all cultures, while developing an appreciation of the arts within the heartlands of Bukit Merah and in Singapore.
The Gateway Theatre occupies the site of the former Touch Community Theatre. A wall dating back to the Dhalit cinema which first stood there has been repurposed into a decorative feature of the Sky Garden.
The space is operated by production entertainment company Gateway Entertainment, which is helmed by Faith Community Baptist Church's pastor Lawrence Khong and his daughter Priscilla.
Its two main venues are the 930-seat Main Theatre and the 200-seat modular Black Box theatre. Within the building are two studio spaces for multi-purpose use, an outdoor roof garden and small balcony gardens for open-air performances. Gateway Theatre aims to fill this building with performances big and small, of various genres and styles.
One of its kind, Gateway Theatre’s Sky Garden is a unique green space in the middle of the Bukit Merah heartland that is landscaped with manicured lawns, shade trees, a water feature and an outdoor stage. This green refuge can be transformed into a unique event space for product launches, weddings, dinner receptions and even fitness lessons.
Originally used for movie screenings in the 1980’s, the main theatre is now the prime space and heart of Gateway Theatre for arts and performances. The intimate two-tiered theatre is fully equipped with a 12m x 6.45m LED wall and an array of visual, audio and lighting systems that can meet the needs of various art genres. It’s also great for product launches, conferences, film screenings or lectures.
Gateway Theatre’s Black Box is a space for your imagination. It’s an intimate and unique space where the most innovative and engaging type of performances unfold right before your eyes. Their Black Box has flexible staging and lighting configurations to suit a wide range of events, and it’s a great space for concerts, exhibitions – even movie filming. A key feature is the three-meter high LED wall that can give new depth to a performance or conference.
Savourworld is the ultimate foodie collective that brings together cuisines from all over the world. A never-ending food and beverage experience that lets you explore over 20 top restaurants and chill-out bars.
Savourworld is a celebration of the multi-faceted world of gastronomy and lifestyle. They aim to create a community which unites the very best of the culinary world with lifestyle activities, and to make it accessible to as large of an audience as possible. A joint- venture project between Asia's premier gourmet festival, SAVOUR Events and F&B and lifestyle industry expert, Revolver Asia.
â€‹Two industry leaders bring to the market Singapore’s first dedicated food and lifestyle destination integrated with food festivals and lifestyle events, bringing content to visitors all year round.
The sprawling 60,000 sq ft Savourworld, which is part of office building Ascent, is a mere three-minute walk from Kent Ridge MRT station.
Its 13,000 sq ft event hall which will be home to different monthly line-ups can fit up to 1,500 people. The space will debut with food and beer festival Oktoberfest in October.
Retail takes on a new face in the heart of CityLink Mall! City of Tomorrow is a new multi-label concept space that aims to creatively encompass and introduce an entirely new experience to retail shopping and events.
With more than 40 partnering brands, City of Tomorrow is thematically curated into different zones — The Queen's Room, The Sports Hall. The Locker Room, The Studio, The Secret Garden, Tropical Paradise and Play Palace.
The space also aims to run events fortnightly-monthly, so you can expect to see constant change and something exciting brewing every time you travel to the City!
The newly reopened Jade restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel unveils a refocused culinary direction and reviatalised interior, for new levels of excellenece in Chinese dining within a National Monument.
With two private dining rooms and two partitioned areas, the 120-seat restaurant of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers Cantonese fine dining sublime dim sum creations, fragrant soups, and signature favourites prepared by its team of master chefs.
Known for his culinary excellence and artistry, Chef de Cuisine Leong Chee Yeng delights diners with his repertoire of signature dishes including Golden Fried ‘Man Tou’ stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat, Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Minced Ginger and Fermented Black Bean, Simmered Egg Noodles with Boston Lobster in Spring Onion and Ginger and Shaved Coffee-Flavoured Coconut Ice with Caramel Jelly and Honey Avocado Purée.
Huone Events Hotel is a more-in-one venue for small business events and meetings. A hotel that focuses only on business events and meetings.
With 11 creative meeting rooms, the team at Huone caters to your event needs with customised solutions: thematic meeting rooms, event consultation, entertainment, accommodation arrangement, in-house dining, etc. Be it regional meetings, board meetings, team building sessions, press launches, or year-end dinners, Huone has you covered.
In addition to checking out edgy art at Emily Hill's long-beloved Kult Gallery, you can now have a beer or a cocktail on the same leafy compound. Located in an old house, Kult Kafe oozes a laidback house party atmosphere with high ceilings, bare walls plastered with graffti art posters, tasteful antique furniture and a roomy dance floor that also doubles as a performance venue.
On the drinks front, there's a cocktail menu by Zac Mirza (of House of Dandy and Tapow fame). Try the Kult Julep featuring rum, kaffir lime leaf and gula melaka and the Mojito featuring coconut water, fresh berries, lime juice and rum. For a greater punch, try the Spirit-driven end of the menu - stuff like like Negroni, Boulvardier and 1794. Also on the menu are regular bar staples like gin, bourbon, whisky, rum and apertifs.
For special events (and you can expect many, as one of the partners is Tom Shellsuit of Sundays at the Training Shed fame), expect outdoor seating and staging, DJs and food done by Wings World and Black Boys Cubano, though we're told Kult Kafe will soon roll out its own bar food menu.
The Great Escape is both a cafe and rooftop bar. Golden is located within The Projector, one of Singapore's hidden gems when it comes to indie cinemas.
Go through Golden, open up the door to the car park and you will find a cosy little roof top bar overseeing a fantastic view of the Sports Hub as well as The Flyer and MBS. Serving a filling hybrid combo of cinema fare/bar grub, every item on the ecletic menu is designed not to burn a hole in the pocket.
The Hub Singapore, Singapore’s largest startup community, have unveiled its new collaborative work space in the heart of Singapore’s emerging design and creative neighbourhood at 128 Prinsep Street. A pioneer in Singapore’s co-working scene, The Hub is expanding its space, business initiatives and programmes to support the growing number of startups and entrepreneurs in Singapore.
Founded in 2012, The Hub has built the country’s largest startup community with over 500 entrepreneurs, creatives and techies in their network. Over the years, The Hub has established a strong presence in Singapore’s entrepreneur scene and has positioned itself well at the heart of the startup ecosystem. Facilitating collaborations between corporations, startups, government entities, investors and the wider community, The Hub has developed a series of programs and initiatives to strengthen and grow the local startup scene.
In addition to programs designed for startups, The Hub is also introducing tailored innovation and impact lab programs for corporations looking to innovate through collaborations. Companies currently involved in the program include J.P. Morgan, DBS Bank and Procter & Gamble.
Designed by premier design agency greymatters, the new space reflects the vibrancy and character of its community. Edgy, colourful yet homely, The Hub boosts up to 160 co-working and permanent desks, eight team rooms, six hi-spec meeting rooms, three sound-proof Skype booths, and flexible event spaces that can hold up to 200 people. An in-house café, a communal pantry, hot showers and nap room for resting are some of the other features at The Hub. Hubbers in the new space include popular news site Mashable, online payment solutions provider Braintree_Paypal, Silicon Valley’s Unicorn Twilio, and upcoming local startups Gone Adventurin’ and Our Better World.
More than just a stylish co-working space, The Hub also has an internal online portal to connect all members and help the community grow beyond the boundaries of its physical space. The Hub is the first co-working space community in Singapore to establish the option of a pure online membership which gives businesses who do not require a physical work space the flexibility to collaborate and work with other members remotely.
Haite has opened its first Aviation Training Centre outside of China, which is also the first major investment by a Chinese aerospace company in Singapore.
The new facility is more than 7,000sqm, and is located in the Changi Business Park. Haite has established a training base for pilots and related aviation crew, for various types of Boeing and Airbus aircrafts widely used in China and the Southeast Asia region.
The Singapore Training Center offers training on an initial set of two, 7000 Series Full Flight Simulators: B737NG and A320 plus Integrated Procedures Trainer. Five more simulators will follow thereafter. The facility spans over 21,000 sqm. on 6 stories and includes rooftop conference/dining room, rest area for special events, as well as ample underground parking.
"Whips Cupcakes" is a specialized gourmet cupcake store that provides a wide selection of authentic American and Local specialty cupcakes to the discerning trendsetter.
Their cupcakes are made with the finest ingredients from all corners of the world, befitting the lifestyle of today's chic urbanite. They use the best ingredients, as they believe only the finest can produce the finest. In addition to their over-the-counter offerings, they offer customization for birthdays, weddings, corporate events and other special occasions.
Nestled in the midst of bustling Clarke Quay, Kuro-Gyu Shabu-Shabu Ito has just opened its doors offering you an authentic shabu-shabu menu and some of the finest Kagoshima Wagyu.
The ultimate goal for you at the 1,800 square feet restaurant is to savour the natural richness of the Wagyu dipped in simmering delicious broths. Kuro-Gyu uses only the most traditional recipes in all its Japanese broth. With hours of brewing, the soup selections include Konbu (Japanese kelp), Tonkotsu (Rich Pork Bone Broth), a Japanese favourite Sukiyaki (sweet and salty) and the Kuro Special Chicken Soup.
Chef Atsushi painstakingly selects the freshest ingredients from Japan to brew up rich, delicious and authentic shabu-shabu each day. Premium Meat The selection of prized Wagyu beef is the key highlight at Kuro-Gyu. Strips of tender Wagyu loin and Wagyu Kiriotoshi are a standout. The juicy and tender slices literally melt in the mouth with the Chef taking pride in the meat’s natural umami flavour. Direct from Kagoshima, Japan, Kuro-Gyu serves up A2 Grade Wagyu and A4 Grade Wagyu. The premium cuts are reasonably priced and is guaranteed great value.
Pork selections are also available – the Kurobuta pork shoulder with its sweet and rich flavour is a perfect option and with the addictive broth it will leave you craving for more.
Also from Kagoshima is the Shirobuta pork belly. For a slightly lighter option, the Chicken Tsukune (handmade minced chicken balls) is a great choice. Chef Atsushi combines the meatballs with a special Kuro-Gyu marinade, chopped soft bones and vegetables.
You can add texture to the shabu-shabu with the variety of crisp greens and vegetables such as white leek, spinach, Tang Or, Chinese cabbage, Shiitake mushroom, Enoki mushroom, corn and carrot. While the roaring broths are amazing on their own, the shabu-shabu can be accompanied with Japanese rice specially sourced from Niigata, Japan and a variety of noodles.
Executive Chef Atsushi from Japan, brings over 15 years experience to Kuro-Gyu. Chef Atsushi is trained in traditional Japanese cooking and is highly sought after for his skills and knowledge in authentic recipes. His specialty lies in preparing hearty soup bases for shabu-shabu and creating delicate Japanese appetizers. Chef Atsushi leads a team of chefs, ensuring you are served the highest quality ingredients and treated to rich traditional Japanese flavours. Chef Atsushi is also able to customize menus for private events, if requested.
AltaEgo is a brand new 3 level concept located in Ann Siang, with each level bringing you a completely different party experience.
The ground floor cocktail bar and restaurant is a great setting for your social or business gathering and comes to life in the evenings with a down-tempo acoustic live band. They strive to blend the very best of entertainment with professional service through a comprehensive drink list and tapas. The design mixes bright colours to enhance the space with rich dark material to create a stimulating setting.
On level 2, embrace the intimate and sophisticated lounge experience. Sultry vocal house music coupled with signature cocktails and VIP table service complement the warm, intimate atmosphere.
On level 3, their boutique theatre is an intimate and comfortable setting which offers daily screenings of films that cannot be seen on the big screen anymore. By day we service a variety of private events and by night they transform into a sexy champagne lounge where you can unwind and corporates can entertain while listening to groovy beats and enjoying the finer things in life.
On level 4, an award winning bar which has enjoyed regular popularity over the years for its relaxing vibe, fabulous service and scenic views, across the heritage Chinatown area juxtaposed against the central business district. Perfect for the after work drink and night cap with friends and clients alike. Beautiful cocktails, beautiful music, beautiful views – the place to be and to be seen!
ArtBlue Studio has opened a new space in the heart of the vibrant Tiong Bahru neighbourhood.
Founded and headed by Phuong Nguyen, a Vietnamese national, residing in Singapore, they strive to provide a bespoke, personalized service which is unparalleled.
Their personal connections with many of Vietnamese’s most established and up-and-coming artists, combined with their personal approach, ensure that they can to offer you the best possible access to some of the most exciting artworks coming out of Vietnam.
Their philosophy is to work closely with museums, galleries and private clients to ensure satisfaction. This is achieved through one-on-one consultations, private viewings and regular invitation-only viewings events.
Stepping Out Studios believes that dance should be fun and accessible to everybody. Their 100% exam pass rate speaks for itself, but it is not what drives them, it is simply a consequence of having highly qualified and experienced instructors, properly fitted and stunning studios with motivated students.
They have classes for all ages, starting from just 2 years old ranging from Melody Bear, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
Their Studios are the ideal place to set up a variety of dance sessions, workshops and events for the enjoyment and participation of all.