Singapore’s boutique hotel chain and serviced apartments provider Heritage Collection has opened its flagship hotel on Boat Quay’s riverfront. Spanning across four shophouse units, Heritage Collection Boat Quay houses over 40 rooms, stocked with all the essentials needed for your stay.
Heritage Collection Singapore is a homegrown boutique hotel chain and serviced apartments provider. Their exclusively curated properties and personalized services make them your ideal accommodation choice.
IHG Hotels & Resorts and long-term partner Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) are proud to announce the first voco™ hotel to open in South East Asia on Singapore's world-famous Orchard Road.
The premium brand was launched in 2018 and quickly reached the milestone of 50 signed and opened hotels in more than 20 countries - marking IHG's fastest-ever global expansion.
Now voco Orchard Singapore is heading to the heart of the nation's famous main shopping and entertainment district and a bustling centre of leisure and business.
The 423-room hotel will rebrand from Hilton Singapore and provide guests with the world-renowned voco experience from the moment they walk through its doors. They'll receive the brand's signature 'Come on in' warm welcome of a swift and simple check-in, and a locally inspired welcome treat to mark the start of what's bound to be a memorable stay.
French luxury brand Celine has reopened its Ngee Ann City branch, showcasing a new store concept.
The 200sqm new space carries women's ready-to-wear, accessories, signature leather goods and haute parfumerie collections.
Celine Vipiana named her eponymous brand after first name in 1945. The business began as a made-to-measure shoe service for children until the 1960s, when the designer developed her first line of leather good and accessories. It was only natural that the brand next launched a sportswear collection in 1968. From there, Celine came to stand for the idea of Parisian chic, with savoir-faire and the finest quality materials as pillars of the house.
With 140 stores worldwide today, Celine is a luxury French fashion house led by artistic director Hedi Slimane. The French designer and equally well-regarded photographer has created eye-catching collections through the ateliers at 16 Rue Vivienne – and collaborated with American artist Christian Marclay for his first Celine collection.
F&B newcomer The JOMO Group will launch their first neighbourhood bar + kitchen + bottle shop ‘JOMO’ in the bustling Holland Village locale in early January 2021. This venue will be the first of five that The JOMO Group plans to open around neighbourhoods in Singapore, with the view of offering high-quality cuisine coupled with beverages at a very accessible price point.
JOMO aims to become a local hot spot for guests looking for a wide selection of drinks and dishes that are family-friendly and affordable. The concept will be that of a warm, casual, friendly neighborhood hangout with a minimalist Bar, Kitchen & Bottle Shop vibe, and a modern yet timeless ambience directed towards a simpler lifestyle.
To be open 7-days a week, JOMO will offer dine in and take-away options. The family-friendly menu will have a wide selection of dishes including aged Aussie angus burgers, deep-fried pork belly, and homemade pies all from master butchers Sidecar Handcrafted. Other highlights include a 1.2 kg meat platter with fries and coleslaw, enough for 5 people and priced at only $88 nett.
Family BBQs powered by Sidecar Handcrafted will be held every Sunday with two seating options available, 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm. Orders will be taken dim-sum style, and served at tables for sharing with free-flow options of Aperol Spritz and all beer on draft for a bargain $42 nett. JOMO is bringing to Singapore chicken-salted fries that are hugely popular in Australia, a must-try on their menu.
JOMO will have over 250 wines and spirits, including 40 gins by the bottle, and 50 wines at $50 nett per bottle. JOMO’s super-dry low-carb lager beer will be available together with four beers on tap at $8 nett per pint ($6 nett during Happy Hour). Take-away 2.5L beer pouches will also be offered at $28 nett, and there will be no surcharge for take-away or in-house dining.
“Our vision was to create a more stylish F&B experience than what is typically found around neighbourhoods, yet maintain that casual vibe and sense of community we all enjoy. We also wanted to stay away from the old and stuffy and bring back the vibrant, convivial feeling to a place where you know you will have top-quality food and drinks at a fantastic place to unwind, “said Group General Manager, Steve Yallop.
“To ensure the safety of our guests, we will be working with 'Equal Strategy' to use their latest technology 'Eco Pure Room', a patented and safe, NEA approved COVID-19 killing airborne sanitiser currently used in hospitals and leading global hospitality brands,” he added.
JOMO will feature a luscious alfresco area sweeping around the building, a full retail shop experience on the ground floor and a stylish, yet minimalistic restaurant and bar on the second floor.
JOMO – Holland Village is located in a three-storey hidden gem that has distinctive window-panes and a pointed roof at the end of Lorong Mambong Road in Holland Village.
Happy Hour is from 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Bistro G at Millenia Walk is a brand new French Bistro concept by Chef/Restaurateur Gwen Lim of Patisserie G and Chef Christophe Grilo of Bakery Artisan Original. Bistro G brings to the local culinary scene a discerning selection of both modern and classic French bistro offerings.
Head Chef of Bistro G is Christophe Grilo. Driven by passion for the culinary arts, he has acquired a Michelin-star-studded resume with 20 years of experience in bread- and pastry-making. Using his knowledge and skills, Chef Christophe remains determined to serve up creative, fresh classic french dishes.
Beginning her culinary journey with a Pastry Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Chef/Restaurateur Gwen Lim's passion for food has led to the creation of Patisserie G in 2012. Not only is she a skilled pastry chef, but has a vast experience in managing Michelin Star-awarded concepts in Singapore. In her latest venture with Chef Christophe Grilo, Bistro G is guaranteed to offer up honest, delicious French bistro dishes. ⠀
The newly-opened KBL Healthcare at Marina Bay Sands is the one-stop solution to your health and aging concerns.
Bringing together the best of both Western and Eastern medical resources in the region, KBL provides an extensive range of family medicine and specialist services, acupuncture, medical aesthetics programs and wellness products.
At KBL Healthcare, your well being and satisfaction is their priority. Holistic, Personal, Quality and Care are what they stand for.
Getting healthier, looking better and growing stronger, they are with you every step on your journey to a better and happier life.
Singapore Distillery offers a range of unique gins which are distilled locally – 6 for now. So everyone will be able to find the right gin for them. It took the Singapore Distillery team many batches, over 100 test batches to get each gin to where they want them.
All of Singapore Distillery's gins are diluted to 42.5% ABV, or alcoholic strength. In their experience and the findings of many distillers worldwide, this brings out the best flavour of botanicals without having a sort of raw alcohol taste which is the case when the alcohol strength is higher. Many Gin connoisseurs say that gins with less than 42.5% ABV don’t have the flavour to stand up to tonic water or other ingredients in cocktails.
Set in downtown Singapore in the Telok Ayer neighbourhood, The Clan Hotel draws inspiration from the clan associations that dot Far East Square, Amoy and Cross Street.
A reflection of its surrounding, the 324-room hotel exudes an oriental flair as it weaves the charms of history into modern luxury. From traditional tea ceremonies to curated experiences, this is how hospitality looks like at The Clan Hotel; they will take care of you like you are one of their own.
Discover a new sense of belonging creating authentic memories in your home away from home.
More than a visit, a stay at The Clan is an experience to be treasured, inspiring a sense of belonging and every detail crafted with meticulous attention.
See the sea as never before as the rebirth of Amber Park.
Once a feature for East Coast, now a new freehold icon for the future. From the visionary minds of its original developer City Developments Limited (CDL) and the acclaimed SCDA Architects, the new Amber Park is poised to redefine seafront living just as it first did over 30 years ago.
Revel in an address that keeps you close to the sea and its idyllic pleasures but is yet mere minutes from the city centre. Within the development, 22 levels apart, 2 distinct recreation zones let you take full advantage of the coastal location. At the end of the day, retreat to your inner sanctum, resting easy on the assurance of quality and luxury that comes with every CDL home.
Connecting the 3 residential towers at the top is The Stratosphere. This rooftop recreation deck is the signature feature of Amber Park. Rising 235 feet above sea level. The Stratosphere lets nothing come between the sky, sea and you. Catch the dawn from the Yoga Deck, and watch the rays lingering from the Lounge at the other end. Together with the sea-facing Gymnasium, the 600-metre Jogging Track elevates exercise to a delightful sensory experience.
Located at the start of the ethnic enclave of Little India, Citadines Rochor Singapore is part of Tekka Place, an intersection point of contemporary living and 19th century heritage. The integrated development features a curated mix of retail, dining, fitness and cultural options spread across four floors. Also within walking distance is the arts, heritage and design precinct of Bugis and Bras Basah. From here, it is easy to travel to other locations within the country, especially the Central Business District, thanks to the close proximity of Rochor and Little India MRT Stations.
Ornate Hindu temples, goldsmith shops, sari stores and flower stalls – these are just some of the sights to be found in the perennially vibrant Little India. Revel in the bohemian vibe found in the maze of side streets and sample dishes commonly found across India. Make time to visit the 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre, home to 300,000 products spanning from electronics to groceries, textiles and jewelries. For a truly local experience, head to Tekka Centre, Singapore’s largest indoor “wet market” that is chock-a-block with stalls selling fresh produce from around the region. Diagonally across the Rochor River is LASALLE College of the Arts. It is worth a visit for its striking architecture that resembles a massive black box turned inside out to retain a connection to the surrounding streets.
Business and leisure travellers will be pleased with Citadines Rochor Singapore’s variety of apartment types to choose from. These range from Studios to One-bedroom apartments. Dual-key apartments are available too, for those travelling in bigger groups.
A wide range of facilities and amenities are available to make the stay enjoyable. These include the outdoor swimming pool, Residents’ Lounge, Residents’ Kitchen, Fitness Corner, and a common laundrette.
Located right next to the Kallang River, this 18-storey tower presents 117 contemporarily crafted units ranging from 431sq ft to 1,001 sq ft, with column-less layouts, allowing maximum natural lighting and ventilation throughout each home.
Jui Residences is a waterfront residential development in park-like settings, with convenient amenities for its community surrounded by an integrated transport network – including the Potong Pasir and Boon Keng MRT stations, as well as the Circle Line at Serangoon MRT station. Additionally, the Central Expressway (CTE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE) provide excellent access to surrounding other parts of the island.
Jui Residences has been developed in close consultation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The integration of this development with the Kallang Park Connector Network (PCN) enables the residents to engage in activities such as jogging and cycling or a leisurely stroll within Singapore ever-growing PCN network.
Jui Residences pays homage to the National Aerated Water Co., Ltd. building. This cultural heritage building was built in 1954 and is associated with the bottling of popular soft drink labels, including Sinalco and Kickapoo. The centrepiece of this heritage building is a flagstaff mounted on the signature column, complimented by an on-site petrol pump which will be conserved within the development.
Brightly coloured artworks inspired by the history of this national heritage, named ‘The Bottle Assembly: Filling Voids and Voids Filling’ are specially crafted by sculptor Dr. Colin K. Okashimo, and adorn the walls of Sky Terrace.
The newly-opened Citadines Balestier Singapore sits atop of 3 floors retail spaces which offers a wide array of amenities and services. From their cosy Studio apartment for the solo traveller, to their spacious one-bedroom apartment for a couple on the go, this centrally-located Singapore apartment hotel has the right apartments that set the tone for your stay.
Unwind in the outdoor swimming pool and mingle with friends at the Residents' Lounge. There is an outdoor fitness corner to tune your body clock from any jetlag. Children can have a fair share of their fun at the children's playground and water play area. You can also hold group gatherings at their barbecue pavilion and catch up with your friends and family.
Balestier is an eclectic neighbourhood in Singapore that offers everything from a rich bowl of local laksa noodles at the nearby Whampoa Hawker Centre to a cup of latte art and soy cappuccino along the shopping belt on Orchard Road.
Take a quick 15-minute walk to the nearby Novena hub for your groceries and amenities. The Newton MRT Station is a short bus ride away and connects you to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay area.
Designed by renowned architect John Portman, who transformed the interior spaces of hotels by creating atriums with a cinematic, soaring experience, the 32-year-old Marina Mandarin is now known as PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, having been rebranded by property group United Industrial Corporation (UIC)
The property will be refreshed with a new look and identity as it joins the Pan Pacific Hotels Group portfolio of nearly 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites globally.
Renovation to PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will be done in phases from early-2020 to mid-2021 to the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, and meeting facilities to transform this Marina Bay landmark into a statement “garden in the hotel” with curated lush landscapes and stylish interiors.
Ms Cinn Tan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, says, “We are celebrating the latest addition of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay to our Pan Pacific Hotels Group family with a launch offer that exemplifies the sincere hospitality we are known for. We want our guests to feel supported whenever they travel, whether for work or play, and have invested thought and heart into this special promotion, which comes with a selection of personalised benefits. This is because we believe in giving our guests the flexibility to choose what they would enjoy best, so they can make the most of their stay with us. It is our confidence that the guests of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will experience the excellence in product and service that have led to us being awarded “Best Regional Hotel Chain” for three years running by readers in Asia Pacific.”
Enjoying an excellent location in the heart of the city, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay offers a breathtaking view of the Marina Bay and financial district, as well as convenient access to the Marina Square Shopping Mall, and is minutes away from Sands Expo & Convention Center and Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Directly opposite The Esplanade, Singapore’s performing arts centre, the hotel is also within walking distance to attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer, and is perfectly situated right on the trackside of the Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race.
Extra Space Asia has opened its 10th facility in Toa Payoh. Extra Space Asia is the region’s dominant operator in self-storage solutions. Founded in 2007, their first facility in Singapore changed the way people live and work, by providing professionally managed services, state-of-the-art security, and round-the-clock accessibility for customers to live bigger and better lives.
Today, Extra Space Asia has 44 facilities across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
You don’t have to live a cluttered life! Extra Space Asia provides you with the option to de-clutter your home and enjoy the lifestyle you have always wanted. With self-storage facilities conveniently located throughout Singapore, you can access your items whenever you like and at your convenience. Need a place to store your precious collectibles? Clearing the way for a new home? They have the space for you.
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is now open to greet and host guests from Singapore and all around the world. Once an old artillery barrack, now refurbished as a hotel. While The Barracks Hotel Sentosa may be rich in history, but the stories of tomorrow are yours to write.
Once a military outpost in 1904, this heritage building has been meticulously restored as The Barracks Hotel Sentosa. The Barracks Hotel 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 rooms on the ground level have direct access to the pool and semi-private jacuzzi at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa.
Unleash your inner superstar at BandKara by Bistro8 where you can sing karaoke with live band members, jamming your heart out at every moment!
BandKara is an authentic Japanese live band karaoke restaurant and bar concept from Tokyo. It is a popular activity in Japan that sees individuals get the opportunity to sing popular karaoke songs in front of an audience accompanied by a live band. With over 250,000 songs, everyone will be able to have a chance to stand on the stage and sing to their hearts’ content!
The live band is well equipped to play any song from any genre regardless of language, and they are there to enhance your experience on stage. Customers can go on to play the instruments or bring their own if they’d like to! They can even perform without the karaoke background music to further build up the adrenaline of performing on stage, leaving them wanting to come back for more. BandKara is similar to a collaborative space where music enthusiasts come together to enjoy playing music, performing and simply have fun.
Mr. Nobuhiro Genmei, Chief Operations Officer of Koshidaka Singapore (company which owns Bistro8), believes that everyone can have a good time at BandKara, by reliving their dreams as a superstar, or just by chilling and enjoying the live performances for those not performing.
With that in mind, BandKara invited professional band members from all over Japan with different musical backgrounds to perform and allow the confident singer inside to be unleashed.
For shyer guests who may not want to sing, chill and indulge in BandKara’s delicious menu; everyone can have a good time at BandKara!
BandKara by Bistro8 is also available for booking for private events, birthday celebrations, corporate functions; simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dyson has chosen the iconic St James Power Station to be the address for its new global headquarters in Singapore. The new HQ will include research laboratories and enable the company to double its pool of engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years.
Dyson has announced earlier this year that it will be moving its HQ out of the United Kingdom to Asia.
Located near VivoCity, St James Power Station is most remembered as a nightlife hot spot until it ceased operations in September last year. Mapletree will work in partnership with Dyson for restoration of St James Power Station and upgrading of facilities.
Revel in the unique Tang Music Box karaoke experience in the prime entertainment hub of Clarke Quay. Be instantly charmed by the delectable array of imported snacks and drinks selection, as you enter the thematic rooms that will provide you the space and comfort for your enjoyment needs. With state-of-the-art facilities and wide music catalogue, Tang Music Box is your ideal hangout spot for families and friends alike.
Tired of picking out green peas from a bowl of mixed nuts? Because they value their customers and believe that you truly deserve only the best, Tang Music Box offer a range of premium snacks in their concept store.
Munch on your favourite packet of Kettle chips and no, sharing is not caring so grab one all for yourself! Apart from their well-stocked concept store which is a perfect place for customers to mingle and jingle, check out their uniquely themed rooms that are sure to channel you from blue Mondays to happy TGIFs.
Dover Park Day Care at Dover Park Hospice, Novena has officially opened. Besides providing care to the palliative patients, it also provides caregivers with an alternative if they need some time off for themselves.
Dover Park Day Care take cares of patients with terminal illnesses. It is one of three palliative daycare services listed by the Singapore Hospice Council, it also provides caregivers with a little respite.
Slated to be a showcase of environmental sustainability when completed in 2021, Pan Pacific Orchard is Pacific Hotels Group’s first zero-waste hotel with four levels of soaring gardens that will redefine vertical sky-rise typology. The hotel is ideally located along Singapore’s famed Orchard Road with its distinctive luxury brands, high street shopping and dining options right at the doorstep, and the central business district just a 10-minute drive away.
Amongst other innovative elements, Pan Pacific Orchard will feature a rainwater harvesting system, a recyclable water system, and a compactor that turns food waste into compost – which will then be channelled into fertiliser for its sky gardens.
Offering 350 eco-friendly rooms, the latest sustainable hotel to debut in Asia comes complete with a gym, swimming pool, bars and restaurants, a club lounge, and a sky terrace ensconced within its gardens and cascading greenery.
Homegrown casual chinese restaurant, White Restaurant serves the Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon, a homely dish curated by their founder Mr Tay.
Their other bestselling dishes include the Signature Meat & Seafood Roll, Signature Fried Mid-wings, Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves and more! Savour these delectable dishes at their newly-opened Suntec City branch.
When you talk about food in Singapore, the Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon is very much considered as one of our uniquely Singaporean dishes that is part of our National Identity, much like Hainanese Chicken Rice and Chilli Crab. Originally prepared as a homely dish by their founder Mr Tay, the dish today has developed into a well-loved dish by all, that tastes anything but common, fully deserving of an identity on its own.
Singapore’s first-ever themed karaoke bar, K.STAR Karaoke is now open at Suntec City! The Suntec City's flagship store has 23 different themed rooms and able to host approximately 7 to 80 people.
K.STAR’s song system is updated with the latest hits in languages including English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. You can even play games on the song selection screen if you need a break from singing.
Their large private rooms are equipped with VR game pods, dart machines and more. Choose one out of their many themed rooms and sing like a star!
Visit K.STAR and enjoy the thoughfully-designed karaoke rooms with your family and friends.
Katrina Group Ltd has launched their first affordable luxury line of co-living hotels in Singapore. Launched through their hospitality arm ST Hospitality Group, ST Signature Chinatown co-living hotel will be closely followed by a wide roll-out in Singapore and the APAC region.
This marks Katrina Group Ltd’s first major expansion after the acquisition of Straits Organization Pte. Ltd. With the business travel market expected to grow to US$1.7 trillion by 2023 from about US$1.3 trillion in 2017, and Asia-Pacific being the largest business travel market (42%) in the world1, this new affordable luxury line of co-living hotels puts the Group at the forefront of a growing industry.
ST Signature challenges conventions and has invented a new class of experience. The brand’s philosophy ofliving large goes beyond one's typical definition of decadence. While the interiors and fittings are luxurious and of high quality and the restrooms carry toiletries from The White Company UK, the brand is guided by the philosophy of sustainable indulgence, taking their guests beyond aesthetic luxury to appreciate the legacy of the Singapore story, illustrated by award winning photographer, Edwin Koo.
The stories told by his photography series Singapura Seasons, exemplify the attitude behind the brand – it is all about building and preserving a legacy that will stand the test of time.
The property has been designed to maximise on space, ensuring that no square-inch is wasted. The intelligentlydesigned “S-shape” of the space saving interlocking cabin design, provides pockets of space to facilitate co-working and networking and helps cut down on the property’s carbon footprint.
By circumventing a traditional room layout, the architects of ST Signature have created an area that is spacious enough to be comfortable and small enough to reduce their carbon footprint. This intelligent design extends to the interactive elements of all their services, including the use of a multitasking and versatile chat platform to perform almost an entire line of services that are typically provided by a concierge.
ST Signature Chinatown has a total of 26 Cabin S (single cabins), 11 Cabin M (double cabins) and 3 Cabin L (triple cabins).
ST Signature has also incorporated a concept kitchen called Cook Lab at their premises. This social kitchen space is powered by Miele kitchen appliances and will enable guests to express their culinary prowess or simply share a meal together, should they wish to do so. The Cove, Lawn and Patio are also spaces for mingling. The entire space is designed around groups of people coming together as well as private areas, for when you just want some quiet me-time.
On top of the comfort and indulgence one can expect in the private cabins, there is also a unique blend of custom-built technology solutions and communal spaces within the hotel to facilitate the choice of being social when preferred. The clever design enables guests to be “alone, together” under one roof. Guests can interactwith others both online, using their web-app, or offline, in the comfort and convenience of their communal areas.
ST Signature Chinatown is the first co-living hotel concept with smart Chat-InTM technology. Guests checking into the hotel will be amongst the first here in Singapore, to experience this unique hospitality check-in solution that was innovated by ST Signature. This unique self check-in technology enables guests to check in and check out of the hotel quickly and efficiently.
The plus point is that guests can check in 24 hours before arrival, and then go straight to their room for the speediest check-in experience. With a simple click of a button, guests will be informed of their room number and access pin. This technology makes checking out of the hotel just as simple, taking out the stress and waiting time normally associated with hotel check-ins and check-outs.
This unique chat platform enables online communication amongst the guests staying at the property. Similar to the common group chat feature, guests can share their travel findings and organise outings with other guests through the chat platform without divulging personal information. They can also browse through and purchase e-tickets to various tourist attractions without having to physically queue at the ticketing booth.
ST Signature also offers a chat-based concierge to assist the Community Hosts to provide a higher level of service that is more personalised and attentive, ensuring the guests’ needs are taken care of from the time they check-in until they leave.
Singapore’s Keong Saik neighbourhood will have a new social heartbeat when the new 45-room Hotel Soloha boutique hotel is unveiled in mid-August 2019.
Cruising along Keong Saik Road and Teck Lim Road, which exude the charming vibe of yesteryear, one is immediately transported to a magical space as one traverses the blue panel doors of Hotel Soloha. These Dokodemo Doors of Fantasy reveal a world urban jungle chic and tropical modernism splashed in amazing technicolour. Witty and bold interiors, artisanal furnishings, underscored by a cool vibe, Hotel Soloha’s burst of colour is a stark contrast to the earthy tones that define the neighbourhood.
Hotel Soloha aims to create a destination hotel that not only fits into Keong Saik’s charming self but is also a modern interpretation of a Singapore that is bold, stylish and cultured. You won’t find a single metal grille gate or repurposed cinema seat here. Instead, our team, exposed to the ways of cosmopolitan Singapore through the years, has internalised Singapore’s culture; that has informed the way they conceptualise and design the property’s interiors and spaces. The property will also stock a curated selection of artisanal products that are perfect as souvenirs and fit well in cabin baggage. Hotel Soloha is the perfect start to experience what Keong Saik and Singapore have to offer.
Keong Saik, one of Singapore’s heritage and cultural epicenters, retains the beauty of yesteryear Singapore with its rows of shophouses across a network of roads. Today, it is home to a good number of bars, restaurants and shops, making it a destination that is layered with culture, gastronomy, energy and personality. Culturemaker and tastemaker Hotel Soloha’s entry to the area contributes to that spirit of Keong Saik and strengthens it – it is a breath of fresh air and the neighbourhood’s new social heartbeat.
Hotel Soloha is designed by interior design firm Avalon Collective and architect ASOLIDPLAN. The artworks featured in the hotel lobby, lift-shaft and rooms are done by local artists, Ethrisha Liaw and Danielle Tay.
Here is one for the gin lovers. beGIN at Boat Quay offers a range of over 50 gins from around the globe. They have paired their drinks with a seasonal menu of contemporary British Indian small plates. Head over to discover their bespoke drinks soon!
Located at Alexandra Terrace, Brass Lion Distillery is Singapore’s first standalone micro-distillery specialising in producing high-quality small-batch craft spirits. In addition to being a distillery, it is also home to a tasting room, retail store and herb garden.
The brand debuts with the Brass Lion Gin — a tropical and distinctly Singaporean gin that evokes the island’s sense of place. This New World-style gin draws inspiration from the region’s centuries-old spice trade, which brought a plethora of Asian herbs and spices – together with indigenous varieties – to the island.
Founder Jamie's first foray into the world of spirits started with the opening of the legendary Chupitos Shots Bar in Clarke Quay, followed by The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar. A love of gin and experimentation, combined with the lack of local Singaporean spirits, led her on a journey to master the art and science of distillation under Master Distillers all over the world.
Embark on a tour of Brass Lion Distillery's entire space where you'll learn about the distilling process, how Brass Lion came about and the inception of the Singapore Dry Gin. Please visit this link to sign up for the tour.
Dog owners in Tiong Bahru and beyond now have a space for their furry pets to roam freely and safely! Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has transformed the state land at Tiong Poh Road into a dog park named Tiong Bahru Dog Run.
Member of Parliament, Ms Indranee Rajah stumbled upon the piece of state land previously and thought it would make a wonderful dog park. She then approached SLA for assistance and they agreed to allow the use of the land for a dog run. SLA also put in lights, for additional safety and security. MP Rajah officiated the opening of Tiong Bahru Dog Run last month.
Ginza Rokukakutei's first overseas venture outside Japan is now open at Odeon Towers.
Rokukakutei in Osaka has been a one-Michelin-starred specialty restaurant since year 2009. Then it opened a 2nd outlet in Ginza, Tokyo.
The concept of the restaurant is serving Kushiage (deep fried skewers) and wine pairing with selected luxury wines like their outlets at Ginza and Azabujuban in Tokyo. Think omakase style dining but with deep fried skewers.
Morsels is a creative atelier serving wildly creative small plates of ingredient driven and artisanal fine eclectic cuisine, and yet one can expect a dining experience similar to dining in a friend`s home. Relocated from Mayo Street, you will find the new Morsels at Dempsey Road.
Chef Owner Petrina Loh helms the kitchen and draws from her love for the arts to create an artisanal menu that is imaginative yet comforting. Her signature structured approached coupled with a deep respect for ingredients bring about soulful food with flavors that excite the palate.
Origins' new freestanding store is now at Level 1 of the newly revamped Centrepoint.
In the late 80s, Origins stood out among a culture of excess with their minimal approach to beauty. They harnessed the power of plants to create high performance skincare. And in the process revolutionized the beauty business with their return to Nature and commitment to the environment. They created the first cosmetic container recycling program in the industry. And have worked with organizations like Global ReLeaf to plant trees around the world.
Japan-listed lifestyle and entertainment company Koshidaka Holdings, opens its Asian karaoke flagship outlet in Orchard Cineleisure. Termed Ganso (which means Founder or Pioneer), this Manekineko outlet will be the seventh in Singapore and the largest in Asia, with 80 newly furnished karaoke rooms, 5 VIP rooms with pool tables and a 150 pax capacity function hall for holding company and private events.
Koshidaka Holdings made in-roads into Singapore in September 2015 when it launched its Manekineko Karaoke Chain, after acquiring shares in K Box Entertainment. K Box is a subsidiary of Koshidaka Holdings. By establishing Manekineko in Singapore as a proven business model and showcase, Koshidaka Holdings hopes to springboard its expansion into ASEAN within the coming year, with plans to introduce outlets in Europe and North America as well. Here in Singapore, they will continue to proactively scout for suitable locations to expand the chain. Koshidaka Holdings, which has more than 400 stores from Hokkaido to Okinawa, is the first Karaoke chain from Japan to embark on overseas expansion. Its initial foray was into Korea, where it currently has thirteen outlets.
Ganso Manekineko Orchard Cineleisure features rooms that are bright and vibrant in four coloured theme zones (orange, green, blue and red), each adorned with illustrations of the mascot cat. Targeted at young adults, families and even senior citizens, prices are kept affordable (from $12 nett onwards for three hours) with free-flow soft drinks, snacks and ice cream included. Manekineko @ Orchard Cineleisure will also be the only karaoke outlet in Singapore to offer a buffet spread for lunch on weekends and dinner daily so that customers will have a more fulfilling experience, singing and eating to their hearts’ content. Its Singapore chef has also come up with a new ala carte menu, to include local favourites such as Laksa, Braised Pork Knuckle and Chicken Rendang, to name a few.
They believe that a multitude of factors contribute to skin health and beauty. That is why having treatment strategies that combine several treatment modalities that maximise effectiveness and reduce downtime is a good way to firmer, healthier, clearer, and more youthful skin. For instance, while doctor treatments are highly effective in enhancing one's looks, they should be paired with complementary treatment facials and a healthy skincare regime for the maintenance of one's looks.
Delve into the world of gin at Cin Cin Bar, a secret agent themed watering hole located at level one of Oasia Hotel Downtown.
Be instantly teleported to the 1950s, where gin was a popular spirit base for cocktails, and savour the botanical flavours that makes it rich and diverse.
Their mixologists, using a mix of unique and classic labels, meticulously curates Gin cocktails with florals, shrubs or unique ice cubes to match the Gin’s distinctive fruit or spice elements. Approach any of their mixologists and be engaged as you get to create your own Gin cocktail.
Bio Aestetic is a new beauty clinic where you can undergo HIFU.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, or HIFU as it is popularly known, is the latest in non-invasive facelifts. The revolutionary facelift gives the facial muscles a ‘workout’ by applying ultrasound energy deep into the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer, using the HIFU technology. The result is a visibly intense, tightening effect on the skin.
With increasing stress levels, the need to maintain healthy, supple skin increases. HIFU works to delay the onset of ageing, saggy skin far before it is welcome. THE SMAS layer is located between the subcutaneous fat and muscle (4.5mm beneath the fascia). As the skin ages, the SMAS layer weakens due to gravity and leads to loose skin and the development of wrinkles. The ultrasound procedure shrinks the SMAS layer by firing ultrasound shots with thermal energy in order to stimulate the skin to regenerate collagen and elastin deep within the skin.
Unlike botox or a surgical face lift, no going under the knife is involved, no general anesthesia and thus minimal pain, bleeding or infection. HIFU also generates enough energy to coagulate necrosis for regeneration, without causing any harm to the skin tissue.
The Rabbit Hole, Singapore’s first gin garden bar at The White Rabbit, a beautiful hideaway from the tropical heat with tipples to match. Relaunching with a tight selection of specialty gins and premium French crepes set in the peaceful greens of Dempsey, it is the perfect destination for an elegant after-dinner treat away from the crowds downtown.
Long famous for hosting some of Singapore’s best parties, The Rabbit Hole aims to present this under-celebrated spirit in a fresh light, with a curated collection of 15 gin & tonics categorised into five flavour profiles designed to take gin drinkers, new and old, through the rich spectrum of flavour offered by gin. Their gin & tonics are all prepared with their housemade tonic and garnished with herbs fresh from The Rabbit Hole’s garden.
To complement their gins, they present a classic selection of six sweet crepes made with premium flour and Bordier butter specially imported from Brittany. The crepes and their sweet toppings have all been painstakingly made from scratch in pursuit of producing the most authentic French crepes in Singapore.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc (pronounced as FIRE Kitchen And Drink) is the newest casual dining restaurant in central business district.
Against the backdrop of Chinatown’s historic allure, FYR promises an intriguing experience that harks back to a simpler time. Rustic décor and storied wall murals lend the restaurant a distinct olden-day charm. Even its moniker is as old as time — it is the etymology of fire. Fire is one of the most important elements in life, especially in cooking. They aim to peel back the layers of complexity to produce food that can bring you a lot of joy.
All of FYR’s cuisines and dishes are whipped up using the Josper Charcoal Oven. This culinary practice pays tribute to a time when food was cooked atop wood chunks and over a roaring fire. The chefs of FYR use lychee wood, which gives the dishes a wonderful smoky note that is tinged with sweetness.
FYR purveys an array of authentic, modern cuisines that perfectly captures the European culture. The chefs opt for herbs and spices found in the Southeast Asian region and use them to enliven the dishes. The dishes, varying from grilled meat to seafood, will be an instant hit with Singaporeans, who possess an inclination towards spicy food.
Some of the mainstays at FYR include: Baked Freshly-Shucked Oysters: noble sweet paprika, roasted garlic, chilli padi, spring onion and calamansi all lend a distinctive quality to the fresh and succulent oysters. Grain-fed US Holstein Cow Ribeye 365 Days: this glorious slab of ribeye, cooked to perfection, comes with house salad with java curry dressing and a choice of either buttered cassava or mashed potato.
Whole Maine Lobster: this gigantic lobster, sprawled across the plate, is bound to turn heads. The aroma of the shallot lemongrass béchamel will also waft through the air and whet appetites. Seafood Linguine: tossed with al dente pasta is a potpourri of seafood ingredients as well as lobster bisque, laksa leaves and Thai basil.
Wash these great cuisines down with FYR’s special concoctions. The Apple Rosemary is a delightful blend of fresh apple juice, fresh rosemary and infused lemon syrup. The tangy Lime and Mint is a mix of fresh lime, mint leaves and mint syrup, and will help to cleanse palates.
The Ginger Lemongrass, made with lemon tea, fresh ginger and lemongrass, will help to invigorate senses. The sweet Hibiscus Mint features hibiscus tea, fresh apple juice and infused mint syrup.
Another unique concoction that FYR offers is Grilled Fresh Fruit Juice – expect a rich and caramelized flavour as the bartenders grill the seasonal fruits before juicing. Merrymakers can also quaff the restaurant’s fine selection of red and white wines.
An airship under steam, Copper’s soul purpose is the voyage through and beyond an array of delectable cuisines, taking your taste buds into a realm beyond your wildest dreams. The moment you enter Copper on the lower deck, you will be greeted with Dr Sparks’ beef bar, which houses the largest selection of Gin on the equatorial line.
The bar has over 30 labels to choose from, also offering gourmet bar bites like the Mac & Cheese Balls and Bone Marrow Crostini.
A restaurant will be opening on the top floor specialising in grilled meats.
Geek Cafe started with love of coffee and technology together with their design touches, they are more than a computer store they are coffee geeks, tech geeks and design geeks!
They roast their own beans at their Headquarters located at crane road, roasting with perfection and love by themselves ensuring quality, allowing it to sit for a minimum of three weeks before going into the blender.
They communicate with you like their social engineering coffee/tea time mate. They will share, discuss and teach you but they also want to learn a trick or 2 from you.
Learn Leather crafting, Barista, Tech Repair, Bottle Gardening, Design and More with their workshops conducted at Geek Cafe HQ.
The Finnish cult label, Marimekko will be opening its first standalone store in Singapore at the soon-to-open Capitol Piazza in March.
Marimekko, translated literally means “Mary-dress.” Known for their bold, effusive textiles and readymade products, Marimekko has become a respected name in the design world.
The brand is renowned for its original prints and colours. Their designs and manufactures high-quality interior decoration items range from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags and other accessories.