Cuturi Gallery has moved into its new home on Aliwal Street in the bustling Kampong Glam area.
The new gallery space spans across three floors of a beautiful renovated conservation shop house.
Cuturi Gallery is a next generation art gallery founded on the belief that art should be empowering and meaningful for everyone. A curator of change and a custodian of artistic diversity, Cuturi Gallery is a challenger of vested interests and of the status quo, pushing the boundaries of how galleries operate. The gallery connects broad audiences to high-quality art by diverse talents that speaks to the heart and tells the story of an undiscovered generation of aspiring artists that will have the art world aching for more. Diminishing aristocratic traditions and providing transparency in an art world that is at times daunting, Cuturi Gallery presents an inclusive and democratised art ecosystem which fosters greater collaboration, understanding and appreciation of art amongst artists, collectors and the industry at large.
The founder of Cuturi Gallery, Kevin Troyano Cuturi is an art advocate with an unconventional background that belies his passion for the art world and devotion to nurturing Singapore’s art scene. Before launching the gallery, Kevin was an entrepreneur who had previously also worked at Amazon. Unfettered by conventions of the traditional art gallery model, the ‘art outsider’ unites his love for art with a disruptive entrepreneurial passion to challenge norms and bring fresh perspectives to invigorate the industry.
To do this, he is leading the way towards greater pricing transparency and supporting under-represented and aspiring artists to balance creative freedom with works that sell to ensure the survival of Singapore’s next generation artists.
Nestled within Singapore’s city centre and a stone’s throw from the scenic Kampong Glam enclave, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore has unveiled its fully refurbished all-day dining restaurant, Ginger after extensive renovation, to reveal a brand new refreshed look that celebrates the abundance of Singapore’s natural beauty in the cosmopolitan city-state.
The spacious 535 sqm restaurant welcomes diners with an irresistible Ã¡ la carte buffet that showcases the best of Singaporean flavours.
Helmed by the hotel’s resident culinary master Executive Chef Vincent Aw, Ginger is where onesatiates all cravings for local delights – including the Signature Crabs (Chilli, Pepper and Kam Heong) that were a wildly popular free-flow favourite from before, while dining in an inviting space decked out in colours and textures inspired by the versatile plant that is loved for its flavours and health benefits.
The stunning ambience of Ginger is brought to life by award-winning Singapore-based Australian designer Emma Maxwell. Natural, raw elements such as timber and stone are lightly accented with nickel and brass but softened by a floral narrative through specially commissioned wallpapers and furniture textiles by fabric designer Kerrie Brown.
Every effort is made to plate each dish beautifully, ensuring that this Ã¡ la carte buffet experience is unlike others. Guests can also be assured of top-notch ingredients and meticulous preparation– all sauces, for example, are homemade. Guests may scan a QR code for the digital menu that showcases up to 53 dishes, and thereafter select their preferred dish and portion size. All buffet items are free-flow and served to the table.
Tiong Bahru Bakery's newest outlet, TBB Safari, is a safari-themed cafe on Minden Road. Set in a glamping tent, TBB Safari's patrons can expect a specially designed exterior, an exclusive menu selection and lush greenery all around.
Aiming to 'bring the outdoors indoor', TBB Safari is inspired by the founder's recent trip to an African safari in Botswana.
TBB Safari offers exclusive drinks include the Beetroot Latte and Turmeric Latte , as well as breakfast jars such as the Rolled Oats with Black Sesame & Pineapple, and the Tapioca Coconut Papaya.
TBB is kept at a cool 25 degrees Celsius even without air-conditioning. Their opening hours are from 8am-5pm daily.
The Vintage Camera’s Museum, itself is set in the form of a Rolli camera, and the entry is shaped like a lens. There are around 1000 cameras on display right from replicas of the world’s biggest camera - the mammoth camera till the latest technological gadget, a 11 gram camera. Some of the other unique cameras which can be viewed in the museum are a walking stick camera, spy cameras, pigeon cameras, first 3D camera and pistol cameras to name a few. Besides, the museum also has on display, rare collection of photographs featuring interesting facets about photography including an authentic replica of the first ever photograph taken.
To understand any concept fully, one needs to understand its history. And so it goes with the camera as well. The Vintage Camera’s Museum features a detailed documentary on the evolution of cameras and its journey thus far. It also caters to the curious minds by screening interesting documentaries on some of the unique cameras of those days. One such invention was the pigeon camera.
In addition, the Vintage Camera’s Museum also has a rare collection of negatives, film rolls and books on photography.
A distinct feature of the museum is that one can take a ‘selfie’ with Lumiere Brothers, who were the pioneers in photography. Lumiere Brothers were French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who devised an early motion-picture camera and projector called the Cinématographe.
Some of the cameras on display can be touched and felt for a complete hands-on experience. There is also a guided tour to help visitors appreciate the functionality and limitations of the cameras.
Alexandre de Paris Accessories, created in 1971, offers a uniquely designed luxury hair accessories to suit your outfit and bring your hairstyle to perfection.
All items are handcrafted in France to ensure the highest levels of quality and are now made available in Singapore. The Alexandre de Paris product range is more than just an accessory; the brand offers you an intimate experience allowing you to enter into a refined world of chic and glamorous hair styling and grooming.
Alexandre de Paris did the hair of royalty, politicians and stars of this world. He offered his customers perfection, demand and beauty with a mastery of the hair in its purest form. His creations inspired the first accessories; genuine ornaments, hair jewellery. Today and for over 30 years, the greatest French luxury craftsmen join the world of French luxury hairdressing.
Thomas Sabo is one of the globally-leading jewellery, watches and beauty companies, designing, selling and distributing lifestyle products for women and men. The brand stands for extraordinary design and versatility and comprises six different lines: Rebel at heart, Glam & Soul, Karma Beads, Charm Club, Watches,Beauty.
All jewellery lines can be harmoniously combined with each other and offer you the most diverse mix-and-max options in terms of material, design and colours.
The brand only uses high-end materials such as 925 Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and rose gold plating as well as zirconia in its jewellery designs and stainless steel and ceramic for its watches.
From the good folks at Unlisted Collection, LongPlay is a hip new bar and lounge that transports you back in time with their curated collection of vintage records, classic tipples and casual nibbles. Nestled between Haji Lane and Arab Street, LongPlay offers a cosy chill out where guests can indulge in old school aural pleasures and fresh nostalgia.
Named after phonograph records, LongPlay brings the groove into its enclave situated between Haji Lane and Arab Street. With its assortment of over 3000 vinyl-only titles in tow, audiophiles can expect records from the glorious eras of the 1950s to the 1970s spanning across genres such as Jazz, Motown, Blues and Glam-rock.
Featuring state of the art sound system such as turntables from Wilson Benesch, that deliver impressively rich yet neutral sonic performance, award-winning amplifiers from Jadis providing superb smoothness and highly accurate wide-dispersion speakers from ATC that brings out the best of vinyl. The lounge makes for a perfect space for music aficionados looking to immerse in the vinyl experience. Guests looking for something more upbeat can also stick by the bar. With the open concept kitchen and bar providing full view of the bartenders and staff in action, the bar makes for easy conversations between guests and staff.
The cocktails at LongPlay pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential tracks from the past, with subtle and playful references in the garnishes or in the choice of spirit that best reflect the icon. A selection of craft beers, wines and spirits are also available on the drinks menu while fuss-free, flavourful bar snacks are available to satiate peckish demands.
To satiate peckish demands, LongPlay offers an approachable menu that serves up fuss-free yet flavourful bites while the cocktails pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential song tracks from the past.
Today cosmetics has become an extension of skincare. Other than enhancing your features, they are also expected to nourish your skin. In this regard, Bud Cosmetics, passionate proponent of the au natural lifestyle, brings in organic glam, a skin-pampering range of glossy lipsticks, shimmering eye shadows, flattering blushes and flawless, ultra-natural foundations to help you along in your quest for beautiful skin.
All products are made from premium natural, certified organic, bio-dynamic and/or plant derived ingredients only.