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Braun Büffel Creative Director, Fabio Panzeri, has recently unveiled the new store design concept at ION Orchard which sets the tone for a whole new Braun Büffel brand retail experience that invites customers to feel welcomed and relaxed.
The architectural philosophy of the new design concept radiates contemporary luxury where a fusion of heritage, modernity and industrial chic meets – keeping up with the modern eclecticism that characterises the House’s new collections.
The new contemporary vision for the brand is to create a new Braun Büffel brand experience across multiple physical and digital touch-points. The launch of the new store design concept is the first step of the House’s new business strategy.
The mood within the store is one of modern luxury paired with quality craftsmanship where innovation is created through the complementary combination of material finishes:
• A store fa├žade that fuses brushed champagne gold fonts against soft white frames, illuminating the luxuriousness and exclusivity of the boutique.
• Marble stone tiles in light grey with streaks of white tones juxtaposed against hints of leather finishes act as a feature wall, creating a modern eclectic outlook, mirroring theHouse’s new collections.
• Artisanal hand-brushed finishes on the cement screed provide a three-dimensional textured effect on both the floors and walls – paying homage to the House’s penchant forartistic expressions of creativity.
• A curved accent wall in pastel rose pink accentuates the sophistication andelegance of the women’s collection.
TECHNICAL INNOVATION. DESIGN INGENUITY. SUSTAINABILITY. PASSION FOR THE CRAFT. These are the essential design elements and pillars that form the Braun B├╝ffel Spring/Summer 2020 collection, where diversity and dynamic personal style shapes the collection theme of “Individualism”.
This season, Braun B├╝ffel breaks away from conventional classics to explore designs that transition effortlessly to fit the modern lifestyle. This unconventional collection accentuates Creative Director, Fabio Panzeri’s vision of the brand’s progression of a diverse mix of materials from nylon to leathers with embossed exotic prints and a new reiteration of the #BBMONOGRAM that forms the men’s and women’s collection.
Braun Büffel’s evolving aesthetic is apparent in the new collection and demonstrates theheritage brand’s immense potential. The unorthodox collection brings a youthful energy andlaunches deep into a futuristic Braun Büffel universe to appeal to a new generation of leather aficionados. For the stylish consumer who seeks creative versatility and urban edge in their leather accessories, Braun Büffel offers a contemporary collection with a striking attitude that seamlessly fits into your lifestyle. Keeping to its timeless appeal and reputation for leathermastery, the brand’s new direction promises an exciting future full of daring conviction.
Established in 1887 by Johann Braun in Kirn, Germany, Braun Büffel has gained its reputation over the last century as a top leather goods and accessories brand. Until today, it remains a premium brand known for exceptional workmanship, superior leather, classic elegance and contemporary appeal. Recognised globally, the brand is exclusively distributed in the Asia Pacific region by Lianbee-Jeco, and is available in Singapore at their boutiques in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, ION Orchard, VivoCity, Suntec City Mall, Westgate, and Terminals 2 & 3 (Departure/Transit Lounge) as well as in retail counters located in leading department stores.
By 2023, national servicemen will be able to access all their National Service (NS)- and training-related activities in a one-stop centre.
The NS Hub just marked the start of construction in a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen recently.
With the NS Hub, national servicemen will no longer have to report to various camps across Singapore for different NS services.
The new NS Hub will house the Central Manpower Base (CMPB), Military Medicine Institute (MMI) and a new Fitness Conditioning Centre (FCC) to meet all the services that pre-enlistees and Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) need.
It will even include an e-Mart for NSmen to stock up on their combat boots and admin t-shirts!
Currently, pre-enlistees attend medical screening at CMPB at Depot Road, and head to MMI in Kent Ridge for other specialist medical services. NSmen take their Individual Physical Proficiency Tests (IPPTs) at various locations such as Maju Camp and Bedok Camp.
Once complete, the NS Hub will be directly accessible via an overhead bridge from Cashew MRT Station along Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Gone are the long queues to "book in", as national servicemen visiting the NS Hub will be able to register themselves at e-Kiosks equipped with facial recognition technology. They will also be able to perform digital transactions through the NS Hub visitor mobile app and receive personalised responses about their appointments. Such technology is expected to reduce the overall waiting time for medical screenings by 30 per cent!
IPPT will be made more convenient for servicemen. Without having to "book in" to camp, servicemen will be able to do automated In-Processing at the NS Hub’s FCC. They can then simply walk up to the gym for their IPPT Preparatory Training or head to the sheltered running track to take their IPPT. Facing the Rail Corridor, the FCC will be the Singapore Armed Forces’ first purpose-built, all-weather facility for IPPT and fitness training.
Not unlike SAFRA Clubhouses, the NS Hub may well become a go-to spot for national servicemen to relax with their family and friends. The hub will feature a wide range of amenities that are open to the public – these include a food court, a childcare center and an outdoor community area with a running track and football field. For those into live entertainment, the NS Hub will also house the Power 98 Love Songs and 88.3JIA radio stations where visitors can catch their favourite radio DJs live on air. There will also be studios for the public to catch performances.
Visitors to the new NS Hub will be glad to know that the building will make use of renewable energy – energy generated from its solar panels can power more than 110 4-room HDB units a year! The building will also adopt energy-saving solutions such as the use of natural ventilation and solar shades for cooling. The NS Hub will make use of rainwater harvesting to collect non-potable water for irrigation and other purposes.
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Qi - House of Sichuan, the one-Michelin-starred Sichuan Restaurant in Hong Kong is now also available in Singapore, serving contemporary Sichuan dishes at Marina Bay Financial Centre.
Qi has been awarded the One Michelin Star for three consecutive years since 2016, it has created a modern interpretation of traditional and authentic Sichuan dishes that reflect the “seven flavours of Sichuan” (spicy, aromatic, sweet, bitter, sour, peppery, and salty). A wide spectrum of intense flavours can be experienced at Qi.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
For some children, learning just needs to be a little different.
At Bright Path Preschool, they believe that every child can and should be successful in their own right. Harnessing over 30 years of global experience in early childhood education, Busy Bees Group has developed a new, high-quality and inclusive preschool and care programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old.
Bright Path pairs Busy Bees' extensive early childhood experience with early intervention techniques.
Their advisory team comprising John Woodward and Margaret Randles (founding members of Busy Bees) and Dr Diana Lea Baranovich (Associate Professor, Department Of Educational Psychology And Counselling, University of Malaya) have decades of experience working with children on their developmental milestones.
Also, leading their team, Centre Director and Psychologist, Angelin Chua, who has more than ten years’ clinical experience in Australasia, is committed to pushing the boundaries of inclusive preschool education through a tailored programme for every child.
Decked out in vibrant chinoiserie hues, Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar is a novel concept that presents a thoughtfully-crafted menu comprising over 18 Asian and Western-inspired noodle small plates; many with an inventive twist, moreish snacks and an irresistible all-day happy hour offer.
The name, Chow Fun, is a playful nod to the ubiquitous Cantonese fried noodle dish served at Chinese restaurants in America, where Singaporean chef and owner, Alicia Lin, spent 20 years of her life. The name also alludes to ‘chow’ or food, and the ‘fun’ and infectious spirit of the restaurant as it aims to become the bustling dining and drinking destination at The Grandstand.
Given Alicia’s affinity for noodles and entertaining, she wanted to create a convivial and inviting venue for customers; a lively yet intimate space to relax with friends and bond over simple good chow and a cold beer. Furthermore, with noodles’ wide appeal and popularity, she decided to focus on using quality ingredients to present familiar and unique interpretations of classic noodle dishes at Chow Fun.
Guests may choose to dine indoors (40 seats) at the low tables or the colourful cushioned banquettes or outdoors at the alfresco area (25 seats). With such a playful and energetic space, Chow Fun is the ideal venue for casual dinner dates, family meals and all-day drinking with the buddies.