Taking the phrase “it’s a bit of a stretch” quite literally is Say Chiizu – the irresistibly Instagrammable Hokkaido-style cheese toast that has taken Thailand by storm with its ‘pull-factor’, and is now set to ‘pull’ in the fans from Singapore as well.
Proudly owned by Say Chiizu Pte Ltd in Singapore, the brand will open its first outlet on 15 January at VivoCity and Singaporeans can expect more stores dotted throughout the island in shopping malls such as White Sands Shopping Centre, 313@Somerset and The Clementi Mall in the first quarter 2018. Aside from takeaway kiosks, the brand will also be opening a café in central Singapore in February, this year. There are plans to open 10 outlets by the end of 2018.
A cut above the rest, Say Chiizu’s famous cheese is made with specially imported Japanese milk, thus resulting in a deliciously premium flavour. It is then mixed with a blend of fresh cheeses such as mozzarella to create the optimum texture for that unmistakable ‘cheese-pull’, while staying true to the brand’s emphasis on using ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
The brand’s commitment to making ‘your smile their happiness’ is evident in its ultra-stretchy cheese pull and bright cutesy package, modelled after one of the co-founders’ nickname ‘Bear’. Snugly wrapped in a ‘kawaii' (Japanese for ‘cute’) sunny yellow ‘bear’ sleeve with a smile made up of the Japanese words for ‘Say Chiizu’ the cheese is served between crisp slices of pillowy homemade Hokkaido milk toast while remaining invitingly melty within. Customers can expect a subtle savoury-sweet flavour in every bite that will satisfy all dairy cravings.
Pizza Maru is the most symbolic pizza brand in Korea, with more than 620 stores across Korea and is now available at Northpoint City. Now it’s the first of its kind in Singapore, offering Korean Pizza with a well-being angle.
Pizza Maru's signature green tea pizza dough recipe is a successful patent exclusive to the brand; advocating the concept of healthy well-being food. Besides green tea ingredients, there are also flaxseed, chlorella, barley and 12 other healthy grains added to the dough recipe.
In order to bring out the best Korean food culture to the world, Pizza Maru's menu offers not only high-quality Korean pizza, but also Korean fried chicken, Korean pasta and other interesting products.
Much more than a state-of-the-art retail and performance space, the new Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard - the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, houses a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation – the Steinway SPIRIO, a high-resolution re-performance piano, to exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex, pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The new store’s open façade is uniquely designed similarly to one of Steinway's 130 patents - the seamless, continuous-bent rim (invented in 1878 and is done virtually the same way today as it was then). A Steinway grand piano displayed at the store front is available for shoppers to tinkle on.
Also, they can host up to 80 pax with a full-size performance stage and the store will be frequently used as a recital hall that allows musicians & audiences to connect. The rehearsal studio for artists and students, which houses two Steinway Grands, is another embodiment of Steinway's commitment to celebrating arts & culture.
A&W – which stands for “Allen and Wright” has confirmed to local press on Tuesday (4 July) that the company is on track to expand in Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
According to the company's CEO, Kevin Bazner, A&W has already built an office in Singapore in 2016 to prepare for Its expansion and is currently looking for “real estate for a flagship company restaurant in Singapore”.
It’s been over a decade since the American fast food restaurant left Singapore.
A&W made its debut in Singapore in 1966 at Dunearn Road, and the first A&W drive-through opened in 1970 at Bukit Timah Road.
A&W Coney Dogs, root beer floats, and curly fries are patrons' favorite items to order. Enjoy yours when it returns to our shore in year 2018.
Sports enthusiasts/beginners and Singaporeans in search of a new retail experience can now get access to over 100,000 sporting products at the new Decathlon outlet situated in Joo Koon.
With 10 experience zones and Singapore's first slack line, golf putting green, mini-football arena and a running track with two different surfaces, the new Joo Koon outlet will have something for everyone.
Decathlon Joo Koon’s shoppers will be able to get products and goods for over 60 different sports from the company's 25 in-house sporting brands, all under one roof. New experience zones like the slackline cater to new and growing sports groups while the runners from beginners to marathoners can test out the latest in sports shoes on the running track which will have multiple surfaces.
All Decathlon products are developed by in-house R&D teams who are physically located at places where the sports are practiced. They include QUECHUA, the company’s hiking brand whose team is based in the Mont Blanc region and the TRIBORD team of innovators, engineers, and designers who swim on the beaches of the South of France in Hendaye. Their team of over 50 researchers and over 150 designers work with a worldwide network of scientific laboratories, research organisations, universities and industrial partners, conceptualising, designing and testing apparel and equipment for each of the 25 ‘passion brands’, creating 2,000 products and over 25 patents a year.
Challenger's flagship store is now at Bugis Junction, with 15 lifestyle zones designed to make gadget shopping fuss-free and easy for everyone.
The store houses experiential zones where you can find/try out the latest technology in market, like an immersive virtual roller coaster ride with the Samsung Gear VR at the Galaxy Plus VRcade or you can check out the latest gaming devices from Razer at the Razorzone and also learn more about the different drones from Parrot and DJI.
For those into Fitness, their Fitness Station would be pretty interesting as it showcases the latest smart watches, activity trackers and accessories optimised for sports. Spice up your fitness routine with the help of technology and stay on track of your goals.
Founded in 1982, Challenger is a dynamic IT retailer based in Singapore. Well-known for its strong brand name, attractive member privileges and strong partnerships with major global brands, you can now shop at almost 50 stores island-wide or 24/7 online at Hachi.tech, their e-shopping marketplace portal.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
Lose yourself in an eccentric ballet starring a handsome prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy and rosy-cheeked soldiers. Twist, turn and tumble into the Land of Dolls and feast your eyes upon a party bursting with whimsy. M.A.C's new flagship store in Singapore is now at ION Orchard.
Mâˆ™Aâˆ™C Cosmetics takes great pride in producing the finest quality prestige makeup. Because of this, they vigorously pursue counterfeiting operations and the individuals responsible for the production, distribution and sale of counterfeit goods that visibly appear to be authentic Mâˆ™Aâˆ™C Cosmetics products but lack the superior quality, research and development time invested in all of our products.
Sephora's spanking new flagship store at Ion Orchard has moved into its new home.
Expect the label's full range of products. You'll also be able to get Kat Von D Beauty-inspired flash makeovers from the artistry team at the in-store Beauty Studio.
Inspired by ‘kaiten-sushi’ from Japan, this concept is a first in Asia. To achieve the season's key looks, simply select ‘food’ items from a moving conveyor belt with bento boxes of makeup! You may also head on to four individual stations where the brand’s makeup artists will be more than happy to dispense tips and makeovers.
Vivre Activewear is an up and coming local active wear brand designed for daily wear, gym, yoga and other light to medium intensity sports. First launched in April 2014, it has since garnered a strong community of yogis and fitness enthusiasts raving about their apparels. Apart from winning awards for its chic and high performance designs, it has also been featured regularly in fitness magazines.
Reasonably priced from $40-$60, all Vivre’s creations are specially designed to better fit the Asian body frame. Key features include built-in bras for tank tops and moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry and odour-free, so you can concentrate on working hard while looking great.
Audemars Piguet has re-opened the doors to its flagship boutique at Liat Towers in Singapore, unveiling a transformation that makes it the largest Audemars Piguet boutique in the world.
Located along Orchard Road, the store spanning 196 sqm over two floors with newly-raised higher ceilings, is the brand's only one featuring a 3-storey façade; an impressive greeting wall more than 10 metres in height.
In the window display, are metallic silhouettes angled in different shapes and forms, elongated and pieced together, inspired by trees of the forests in Le Brassus.
Bronze-brushed finishing echoes elements create a seamless harmony as the visitors' attention transition from the exterior to the interior, which features the use of wood, metal and idyllic landscapes.
At the landing of the entrance is a magnificent chandelier symbolising the clouds and fog which very often hovers above Vallée de Joux.
A 9-panel LED screen showing the ethereal winter landscape, as a reflection of what the season currently is in Les Brassus.
Of note are watch display cases that feature metallic embellishments reminiscent of the timepieces' link bracelets, whilst the teardrop light fixtures remind visitors of the harsh rainy weather back in Switzerland.
"The Manufacture" includes detailed product displays and a watchmaker corner whilst "The House" incorporates a full service bar and lounge that invites clients to relax with an espresso or a glass of champagne, bringing a unique customer service experience.
Emblematic timepieces as well as pieces from the new collection will be showcased around the boutique for watch enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy in the new Audemars Piguet "Home away from Home".
Robertson Quay's new restaurant serves up traditional, home-cooked Italian cusine from Lucca, a city in Tuscany. The 70-seater space mimics a quaint European bistro with plush leather dining booths, exposed red brick walls, red checked table cloths, wooden furniture and an open kitchen-simple, comfortable and none-too-fancy.
Moncler is set to open its very first store in Southeast Asia at ION Orchard, marking the brand's retail debut in Southeast Asia.
The boutique in the city state joins a network of 172 mono-brand stores, which Moncler operates globally.
The new store in Singapore will strengthen and build upon the brand's presence in the Asia Pacific region where it already has stores in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Taiwan.
The full range of Moncler lines from the Main Collection as well as Grenoble will be offered in the ION Orchard branch.
Through the retail concept, Moncler will present a highly edited collection with a fashion point of view, seeking and showcasing the brand's unique place in history and inspiring desire through extraordinary environments, creative collaborations and unique marketing programmes.
The flagship store presents a new destination for fans of Dr. Martens, the free-thinking individuals who are united by a relentless spirit of self-expression.
Spanning 1700 sq. ft, the new Capitol flagship stays true to its original British roots with fixtures and furnishing that evoke a classic British Shoe and Boot shop. It is also the first store to feature a 150 sq. ft stage. Future plans for the music stage include hosting intimate music gigs and interview sessions with independent bands, both international and home-grown.
Rare, archival photographs documenting the rich heritage of Dr. Martens and the youth movement are a highlight alongside a fully functional Dr. Martens jukebox. Classic Chesterfield wing chairs in rich burgundy leather are reminiscent of those found in the 1940s podiatry office of Dr. Klaus Maertens’ – the inventor of the revolutionary air-cushioned sole.
A section is dedicated to Dr. Martens Kids footwear for infants (1–18 months) and juniors (2–7 years old) , showcasing collections that retain all the classic attributes of the original and well-known brand silhouettes in miniature versions; while another section is dedicated to the handcrafted quality and traditional shoe-making techniques of Dr. Martens’ premium “Made In England” range. Still manufactured in the original Cobbs Lane factory in Wollaston, England – this is the home of the original Dr. Martens boot – and within this small factory works a close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making that distinguishes the premium and luxurious “Made In England” range.
The Dr. Martens brand heritage is steeped in underground subcultures and their style tribes. From the early skinhead, a multi-cultural ska-loving homage to the British working classes, to punks, hardcore, psychobilly, Britpop, emo, and many others from a long list of subtribes – music is Dr. Martens’ cultural lynchpin. The new flagship store pays tribute to this legacy with a 150sq. ft. stage – a platform that will continue to cater to and foster the music communities that have been so integral to the Dr. Martens brand heritage. Future plans for the in-store music stage include hosting intimate music gigs and interview sessions with independent bands, both international and home-grown.
As with all Dr. Martens’ stores in other major cities, such as New York SoHo and London Covent Garden, the Capitol Piazza flagship store offers a unique Dr. Martens experience by combining brand heritage, emblems of its music and subcultures lineage with the art of industrial manufacture.
The introduction of Dazzling Café into the Asian market has brought the attention to many local and foreign crowds and has been named one of the most famous cafes in Taiwan. It is commonly frequented by celebrities and socialites and has been crowned as "A Celebrity Hotspot."
Not only famous for its media personalities, but it is also well renown for its chic and classy interior deco.
At present, Dazzling cafe operates in 3 countries, with 9 local branches in Taiwan. Singapore would be slated as the first flagship store of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck will open his flagship restaurant, Spago, at Marina Bay Sands later this year. This will be Chef Puck's second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands after steakhouse CUT, and Spago's first venture in Asia.
Spago will be located 57 storeys above ground on the majestic Sands SkyPark, Tower 2, overlooking the city and gardens and beside Marina Bay Sands’ famous infinity pool. Spago will deliver a sophisticated, warm and inviting ambiance with both indoor and outdoor seating, while serving an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents.
Come 26 June 2015, SKECHERS Singapore is set to open their new flagship store to the public at Ngee Ann City. The new 1,700sqf space in Singapore is the first Asian flagship store to embrace an industrial and modern concept, accompanied by a touch of vintage elements.
The store entrance is framed by a brick wall to give a raw industrial edge that is juxtaposed by the modern inviting interior. Utilizing silver metal supports with exposed welds and fasteners, the store space is given a constructed and contemporary look. Reclaimed natural wood is used to inject warm accents to the overall space, as well as segmenting the collections. On top of that, the new flagship uses LED backlit technology to establish a "mixed-bag" vernacular, a technique widely practiced amongst today's leading interior architects.
Besides the well-planned Lifestyle and Performance footwear categories catered for men and women, the new flagship store also has a dedicated area for kids products, where multi-coloured LED technology is used to illuminate glass-etched SKECHERS cartoon characters to attract children to browse at the different levels of products. Soft furnishings, such as seating that is built to look like a "roller coaster" and a large Gachapon machine dispensing toys, are elements that are incorporated to enhance the ambience of fun and colour in the kids section.