Cool and casual café vibes in a palette of pastel colours mingle with the inviting aroma of artisanal baked goods and home-cooked cuisine at The Fabulous Baker Boy, the new 70-seater café, bakery and restaurant located in the art-deco Aliwal Arts Centre.
Famed for its riveting array of fabulous cakes and now classics with a twist, The Fabulous Baker Boy presents an all-day breakfast brunch menu including artisanal baked goods in a new location that marries delicious home-cooked food with a contemporary interior at their Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen.
Diners are spoiled for choice with more than 14 cakes to choose from including the celebrated Ab Fab Red Velvet, a true classic from the 1950s that comes with an extra layer of chocolate ganache. Other favourites include Nutty Monkey, which is a banana coconut cake, Big Lub Carrot Cake and Lady Marmalade.
Pair popular items like TFBB’s Fried Chicken and Waffles with delicious smoothies, milkshakes, ice-cream and chocolate-based beverages. Cheese lovers will enjoy the Roast Chicken and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which features The Fabulous Baker Boy’s house sourdough bread slices filled with a tasty three-cheese mix of cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, roast chicken and herbed pesto.
All sandwiches are served with a piping hot mug of Roasted Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup, this delicious brunch menu option is sure to leave diners coming back for more to this women-empowered kitchen and bakery. Other signature brunch menu items include the Pancakes, Fab Fry Up and Duck Confit.
“Our new location is a combination of the two great passions in my life,” said Juwanda. “Food and the arts. I love entertaining on stage and at home and I am thrilled to open The Fabulous Baker Boy at the Aliwal Arts Centre.”
PARKROYAL on Beach Road's Club 5 transforms into a modern destination bar - the new 'IT' social place to hit for craft cocktails, delectable bar nibbles and great music.
Explore past and present cultures through a selection of craft cocktails inspired by the diverse history of the neighbourhood gem, Kampong Glam. Fully refurbished with a new sleek interior, Club 5 will also serve up delicious bar nibbles, which are modern interpretation of classic heritage fare that takes inspiration from the rich flavours and spices of the Southeast Asian region.
Club 5's head bartender, Jun Han brings his expertise and love of putting a local spin to classic cocktails to the newly transformed destination bar, Club 5. This dynamic individual has over five years of experience in F&B, specialising in bartending. Armed with an insatiable appetite for learning, his knowledge of spirits, cocktails and avant-garde techniques – including his own rendition of spiced Rum and infused Tequila – is impressive. He relishes the opportunity to showcase a cocktail programme that proudly embraces the culturally rich areas of Beach Road, Kampong Glam and Bugis that surround PARKROYAL on Beach Road.
“Creating the perfect cocktail is not just about mixing spirits. It is a journey filled with curiosity behind the story of what makes each drink one of a kind. As a bartender, the best feeling is seeing someone’s face light up when they try something new or when they have finally found the drink” shared Jun Han. “I love experimenting and incoporating local flavours as it adds a touch of home and gives deep meaning to each drink. Ultimately however, the flavours have to be balanced to give an all-round delightful experience.”
Jun Han was the 2019 Campari Bartender Champion, representing Singapore in Milan, where he emerged among the Top 14. Other achievements include second place at the 2019 Remy Martin Barrel-Aged Competition, Top 8 at the 2019 Black Cow Vodka Competition and Top 8 at the Bartender Society Saint James SEA Competition.
The Fabulous Baker Boy is relaunching their multi-concept F&B brand at creative enclave the Aliwal Arts Centre in January 2021 with a bigger 70-seater space and expanded menu. Formerly located at the foothills of Fort Canning, The Fabulous Baker Boy spearheaded by owner, baker and theater actor Juwanda Hassim, has re-emerged from the initial closure and Covid-19 situation, bigger, better and more fabulous than before.
With the new location at Aliwal Arts Centre, Juwanda hopes to bring together his love for food and theatre under one roof. The multi-concept bakery, patisserie, cake shop, café, restaurant and caterer to the arts centre, is the only place in Singapore to combine all these elements under one roof and kitchen. And with a new tagline and mission statement - Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen, Juwanda hopes to communicate how personal and grateful he is for this project. Employing a women-empowered team of bakers and cooks, floor staff from all walks of life, delivery services of friends who are currently out of jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Juwanda is giving back to the community in a big way and in a manner only he knows how, by sharing his love for cooking and baking.
Customers can expect more at the new venue. The artisanal baked goods menu will be expanded to include a steady stream of sourdough breads, croissants, quiches, danishes and cookies in addition to The Fabulous Baker Boy’s famous range of Diva and Divo cakes named after celebrities. There will be at any one time 14 different cakes to choose from on site.
The all-day brunch and lunch menu will also be expanded to include some new items such as Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli with burnt butter and sage, sourdough pizzas and hasselback potatoes with a saucy local twist will replace regular french fries. Popular favourites such as Corn Beef Hash, Chicken & Waffles and Ju’s Prawn Pasta that draw customers back time and time again will remain on the menu.
For those looking for a great cup of coffee, The Fabulous Baker Boy will be continuing their coffee supplier relationship with homegrown coffee roasters Highlander, this time round, anchoring their relationship in a more meaningful way by representing them in barrister competitions in the near future. Customers can also expect smoothies, milk shakes, ice creams and chocolate-based beverages on the new menu.
The interior design of the new F&B space will feature a country theme with simple Nordic elements incorporated to lend a natural and clean silhouette allowing for lots of natural light to stream through.
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.