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.
Following the overwhelming response to Le Shrimp Ramen’s first outlet at Paragon Shopping Mall, local restaurant chain Paradise Group opens two more Le Shrimp Ramen outlets at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Public area) and The Star Vista. The 62-seater outlet at Changi Airport and the 62-seater outlet at The Star Vista offer their mouth-watering specialty noodles.
Le Shrimp Ramen is the very first and only Chinese la mian concept in Singapore to offer shrimp broth. It marries both Chinese and Japanese culinary influences seamlessly, offering a speciality Japanese shrimp ramen broth with silky ribbons of Chinese la mian.
Guests can look forward to a new creation by the kitchen team: Le Shrimp Trio Tossed Ramen (S$19.90). The al dente la mian is tossed with specially concocted sauce which boasts the rich umami flavor of fresh prawns with a mildly spicy kick, then topped with peeled fresh prawns, ebiko prawn paste, prawn dumplings, cucumber strips and cabbage with “wok hei”.
A cozy terrace in the heart of Clarke Quay, Yin is for like-minded people to congregate. Located within The Riverhouse, Yin is an al-fresco bar by day and lounge by night, where their patrons can enjoy non-stop entertainment ranging from LIVE performances to sports, from dusk ’till dawn.
A melodious blend of tradition and modernity, Mimi at The Riverhouse in Clarke Quay fuses intriguing flavours from Sichuan, Shanghai and Mongolia with contemporary cooking techniques and distinctive presentations to create an engaging dining experience. Heavily invigorated by its past as a headquarter for secret societies, every dish seeks to convey the secrets, origins and stories of Chinese culture. Click here to view Mimi's menu.
Mimi is also a unique wedding venue choice which offers couples a complete experience of modern Chinese cuisine with a touch of cultural heritage in a 150 year old Heritage Building in the heart of Clarke Quay. Check out their Wedding Kit here for more information.
Part of the newly-opened The Riverhouse at Clarke Quay, Yang is the first upmarket International Asian Club with a distinct music and theatrical entertainment direction. Positioned to be continuous innovators in the Nightlife industry, this nightspot will be the future top-of-mind experiential nightclub identity for Asian revelers in Singapore.
Elegance and Class in Clarke Quay's Oldest Establishment.
Housed within the most iconic and time-honored property in Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse is a multi-concept destination run by 1-Group comprising of an alfresco bar, modern Chinese restaurant and world-class nightclub.
Built in the 1870s along the banks of Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse began life as a thriving “secret society” house helmed by several headmen of the notorious Ghee Hok Society. The same vibrancy continues to live today in this two-storey multi-concept space housing a modern Chinese restaurant, alfresco bar and world-class nightclub – namely Mimi, Yin and Yang.
With its distinctively seductive Chinese architecture, remnants of the past are still present as the establishment pays homage to Eastern influences with top-notch Asian-fusion cuisine and monthly exchanges with the top clubs in Asia. Diners and partygoers alike can expect an immersive experience as they marvel at the sultry décor that amalgamates tradition and modernity.
In partnership with the Les Amis Group, Kausmo at Shaw Centre is a dining concept that sparks conversations about thoughtful and conscientious ways of living.
The new venture promotes thoughtful living by challenging food norms that bring about unnecessary food wastage. Derived from the word “cosmos” – a system of thought, Kausmo is the brainchild of co-founders Lisa Tang, 24, and Kuah Chew Shian, 26.
Lisa, nominee for the Rising Female Chef award at the World Gourmet Summit 2019 and runner-up for the 2014 Les Amis Awards Culinary Competition, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. It was her time in Primo, a restaurant on a farm that actively engages in zero-waste practices, that inspired her to start a thoughtful business back home. With Kausmo, Lisa hopes to creatively repurpose aesthetically filtered fruits and vegetables that are overstocked, over-ripened, and oddly-shaped and sized.
“Retailers are looking for produce that are of uniform shape and size, but nature doesn’t workthat way. We want to show that ingredients not ideal for retail can be perfect on our plates. AtKausmo, we celebrate imperfections,” shares Chew Shian, restaurant manager.
Every dish created at Kausmo incorporates thoughtfully sourced ingredients; seafood from small farming communities in the region, secondary cuts of meat which are often overlooked in favour of prime cuts, as well as forgotten native greens and florals.
Combining European techniques with Asian influences, Lisa, who has worked at Pollen, Jaan, and Les Amis, demonstrates how lesser-loved ingredients are no less delicious than their popular counterparts.
Kausmo will offer a 6-course Carte Blanche menu at $75++, with Kombucha tasting at an additional $20. Diners can expect flavourful dishes inspired by stories, as the team behind Kausmo takes supply volatility in their stride.
“We’ve learnt to embrace the volatility of our ingredients, because Mother Nature is just as beautifully unpredictable! Much more operational planning and preservation of produce has to be in place to better utilise our ingredients – a challenge that we willingly welcome. In a city known to be able to source almost anything at any time, perhaps it’s time to slow down; better appreciate and understand our food sources & produce,” comments Lisa.
Expect to be greeted with a sense of comfort too as parts of the menu draws inspiration fromthe team’s cultural roots, such as Lisa’s Teochew heritage. Each meal at Kausmo presents a thoughtful approach for guests to think about how they can all make more conscientious choices in their everyday lives and contribute to a more sustainable ecosystem, in Singapore and beyond.
Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district at Climb Central's newest branch at Funan. Find your challenge amongst more than 200 outdoor-inspired climbs. Choose to scale the high walls, or enjoy high intensity short climbs in a dedicated boulder unit with Singapore's first Kilter Board. Everyone can climb at Climb Central. Go with your family and friends and find your own style of climbing.
Done with your first climb and looking for a bit more guidance? Let Climb Central help you to achieve your next climbing milestone and be your home away from home.
Sign up for one of their climbing classes for a guided session with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Both introductory and developmental classes are available to meet your needs. Rental of climbing equipment is included for all classes.
Meyer House by UOL Group and Kheng Leong Company is a property development in East Coast which comprises 56 modern luxury residences, each with their own dedicated private lobby and lift - an exclusive first in Singapore.
Enjoy the best of East Coast living at Meyer House and all the attractions downtown within easy reach.
WOHA Architect’s composition for luxury living gives every residence views of the lush internal gardens that spill out onto an adjacent park and cascade down to a lower water courtyard where a refreshing arrival experience unfolds. The landscape, sculpted by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, recalls the charming gardens and rolling hills of the English countryside. The interior design by Yabu Pushelberg integrates the appreciation for nature with contemporary comforts and traditional craftsmanship.
Meyer House is Singapore’s first residential development with a dedicated private lift lobby and direct lift access for every residence. All 4-bedroom and Penthouse units will also have their own exclusive private car park space. An on-site concierge provides convenient assistance with a personal touch.
The interiors bear the signature elegance of Yabu Pushelberg, which has interpreted a new modern luxury for Meyer House that is curated, expressive and honest. Refinement finds expression in handpicked fittings and quality finishes that are attentive to the daily rituals, and in the harmony of colours, textiles and details that evoke a warm feeling of home.
KOMA, a brand new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar by leading hospitality company TAO Group, is set to satiate guests with an elevated dining experience when it opens at Marina Bay Sands on 26 July.
The restaurant will offer diners with a modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine, featuring original creations by its Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi, using fresh and seasonal produce and ingredients from Japan.
Bold and distinct interior design elements – from a striking 20 metre-long passageway flanked with orange arches that greet guests as they arrive, to a dramatic 2.5 metre-high, one-of-a-kind bell that overlooks a traditional Japanese foot bridge and reflecting pool - will complement the cuisine and lend to the modern and sophisticated vibe within the 230-seat restaurant, which includes an oversized sushi bar and a private dining room at the mezzanine. The space is designed by renowned American firm Rockwell Group, which is behind the design of several of TAO Group’s establishments, which include restaurants TAO Downtown, Vandal, Feroce and Avenue in New York.
The opening of KOMA will complete the trio of concepts launched by TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands as part of a new dining and entertainment complex at the integrated resort, along with nightclub MARQUEE which opened in April and cocktail lounge AVENUE in May this year. KOMA also marks the fourth concept opened by TAO Group in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, which began with LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in January 2018.
In a joint announcement, Accor Group and Royal Group have shared that the all-villa Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa will be built on Sentosa Island and is set to open in 2022.
Designed by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa's villas will range from 260 sq m for the one-bedroom villas to 450 sq m for the four-bedroom villa, all with their own private pool and terrace area.
The new hotel will see a new interpretation of the iconic Raffles brand, said Mr Peter Wilding, managing director of Royal Group.
Part of dnata and owned by the Emirates Group, Marhaba Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3 is available to all ticketed passengers in any class and on any airline for a small fee.
The 24-hour Marhaba Lounge can accommodate more than 130 passengers.
Established in 1991, the Marhaba brand is part of the Dubai National Air Transport Association (dnata), a major air services provider. It offers airport meet and greet services in Dubai and now operates 12 departure airport lounges in various airports around the world.
Whether you choose to relax in their dnata Lounge at Terminal 1 or to chill out in the brand new Marhaba Lounge in Terminal 3, you’ll find a quiet space to unwind before your flight.
Catch up on work using their business services, or simply enjoy a meal and a drink from their buffet and full service bar.
Join them in the lounge before you fly from Changi Airport to enjoy:
Open 24 hours daily
Large selection of international cuisine, including local favourites
Straits Chinese Signatures at Esplanade is managed by Guan Hoe Soon Group, the oldest Nonya Restaurant in Singapore. Using secret recipes handed down thru the generations, the original taste of an authentic Peranakan cuisine has been preserved closely, using only the freshest ingredients and select choice of spices.
Straits Chinese Signatures also provide nonya catering services for special occasions. They cater a wide choice of dishes, available at great prices.
With many satisfied customers whom they had the honor of catering to, they are confident that they will delight you and your friends with an authentic peranakan affair.
Lifestyle company Zouk Group have announced that they will be launching US Burger Joint, Five Guys in Singapore.
The Five Guys franchise outlet is slated to open in the last quarter of this year in a "central" area.
In 1986, Five Guys opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia as a family-run restaurant named after five brothers.
Five Guys founder Jerry Murrell's mother always told him, "If you can give a good haircut or if you can serve a good drink at a bar or if you can serve a good hamburger, you can always make money in America."
Singapore’s True Group is set to launch their flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan, the company’s only fitness centre in Singapore which has a swimming pool and outdoor deck, along with cutting-edge smart training systems.
Slated to open very soon this month, TFX Funan will be the first gym in Singapore to house the Matrix Strength Ultra Series which comes with Intelligent Video Training Display for resistance training. It will also have Life Fitness IC6 spinning bikes, a Naomi training cube, Concept 2’s Bike and Ski ERGs and rowers, functional training equipment from Ziva and Torque, and Rogue’s barbells and a Monster Rhino Belt Squat.
Aside from the latest machinery, True Group has invested in My Zone: a heart-rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity.
My Zone connects to user’s wearable devices such as a smartwatch, as well as connecting to the gym equipment – all geared to monitoring achievements, fitness progression and ultimately, delivering results. My Zone also allows users to connect and interact with other club members, creating a community aspect to training, among many more cool perks.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Wildseed Café at The Alkaff Mansion is an offshoot of the original that opened at The Summerhouse in 2017. This second Wildseed is a floral café offering all-day dining of pastries and cakes created by the accomplished 1-Group Executive Pastry Chef Jasmin Chew, with brunch on weekends.
Alfresco seats in the courtyard, amidst tall leafy trees, some as old as the mansion, imbues the café with outdoorsy vibes.
Wildseed is a social hub: a charming, instagrammably picturesque nexus where friends meet friends, families spend weekend outings, and strollers unwind on an exploration of the hill park.
There’s artisanal coffee by Avanti and a fine selection of teas; even a play area for kids. The café will organise regular family- and pet-friendly activities and events as well as kids’ workshops – it’s the perfect place to luxuriate in nature, and watch the day slowly unfold in the soft dappled sunlight under the shade of grand old trees.
UNA finds a new home on the second level of the newly-relaunched Alkaff Mansion. A rich patina of romance washes over the restaurant, from the lovingly restored ebony-hued timbers of the pitched ceiling and floors; to the gorgeous, contemporary lighting feature showering down like silver and crystal rain; to the extraordinary view like a tropical mirror of the rolling green hills of the Basque country.
The floor plan centres on a spacious dining hall, with 2 private rooms easily created through sliding glass panels if privacy calls. Adjacent to the main hall is the UNA bar and dining porch, where an aperitivo can be sipped while taking in the view before or after dinner.
UNA is a homage to the art of gastronomy and living well. Its Spanish roots are wedded to the dynamic individualism of Basque cuisine, resulting in a menu of Basque-inspired dishes and popular favourites from the former establishment crafted using the best produce sourced locally as well as from the Basque and Spanish regions.
Among the signatures are Fideua De Calamares (squid ink Spanish noodles paella with crispy calamari), Pulpo A La Parrilla Con Papas Arrugadas Y Mojo (tender octopus grilled over a charcoal fired parrilla grill accompanied with baby potatoes and a coriander and paprika sauce).
There is also the rich and comforting Paella De Chorizo Y Habitas (classic family-style paella slow cooked with savoury chorizo, fava beans and aromatic saffron), Paella de Mariscon (classic seafood paella with bomba rice, prawns, clams and mussels, enriched with generous touches of saffron) and the evergreen Cochinillo Asado (Spanish crispy roasted suckling pig).
The desserts present decadent Spanish sweets such as Chocolate & Olives, Arroz con Leche de la Abuela (a fragrant Spanish rice pudding served with sherry grapes and a sherry reduction) and Classic Churros, served with spicy pecan chocolate sauce.
At UNA Bar & Lounge, a selection of tea infusion cocktails complements the food.
Living life with gusto, UNA takes diners into the romantic heart of the Basque.
Nothing manifests Basque vibrance like pintxo culture with its air of hedonistic, after-hours revelry. Located on the ground level of newly-relaunched Alkaff Mansion, TXA Pintxo Bar is the first and only bar in Singapore singularly dedicated to this experience. The letter combination ‘Txa’ is unique to the Basque language, forming the sound ‘cha’ which incidentally occurs in Hokkien to mean ‘noisy’, and in Cuban inspiring the dance cha-cha.
Pintxos (pronounced pin-chos) are small snacks served in bars to accompany drinks; and the bar-hopping culture this engenders is also referred to as pintxos. To eat at TXA is to be immersed in the uninhibited buzz of a pintxo bar in the Basque country. It is loud, fun and authentic.
Drinks include Spanish beers, wines and ciders. At the bar is a selection of signature cocktails based on wine, designed to complement the flavours of the pintxos, such as the Tinto de Pintxos created with red wine, pisco, and sweet vermouth as well as The Mansion created with brandy, Grand Marnier, cherry liqueur, and angostura bitters.
The lure of the pintxo culture really gets under one’s skin at TXA; and a stream of Basque-related activities aims to get people even closer.
Free-wheeling TXA is the vibrant soul of the Basques.
A culture needs a home and a proper theatre. The house on the hill, with its beauty and mantle of history, was ideal. The Alkaff Mansion is today a multi-concept Food & Beverage destination housing the Basque-centred TXA Pintxo Bar and UNA, while also housing all-day floral café Wildseed Café – each distinct and embodying a different character.
Restored and relaunched, Alkaff Mansion has become the centre of Basque culture and lifestyle. The greenery and hills, the visible coastline, echo the Basque homeland; the history and architecture, the centrality of food and social life, further the parallels.
The Alkaff Mansion celebrates, indeed flaunts, all things Basque: capturing its verve and heart; showcasing its produce, cuisine and wine. It does this in truest authenticity through a profound partnership with Basqvium, keeper, curator and tireless advocate of Basque cuisine and culture both in and outside Spain. Hand-in-hand with Basqvium through the shared platform of Basque Culinary Institute, 1-Group unites key facets of the essential Basque to create The Alkaff Mansion.
The deep synergy reflects into the experience in multiple ways, seen and unseen: through the rare Basque wine and spirits served in-house, the exclusive Basque produce and authentic Basque flavours, all the way to the Basque members within the team. The cuisine especially benefits from the inclusion of Basque chefs, Marta Elvira Segalés and Silvana Pascual Romero, into 1-Group’s own Spanish Cuisine Development Team which also comprises 1-Group’s talents such as Head Chef Tom Kung of UNA. Day to day, these key members of this development team also take personal care of kitchen operations at The Alkaff Mansion, so that research and theory becomes real; materialising in plate after plate of Basque cuisine on the plate of The Alkaff Mansion diners.
Seated on its hilltop, the Alkaff Mansion has witnessed the passage of time for a hundred years. This 2-storey Tudor-style building was built in 1918 by a member of the prominent Arab family, the Alkaffs.
In 2005, the Alkaff Mansion was accorded conservation building status by the URA, ensuring its key architectural features would be preserved for posterity. Following a number of years when it was left vacant, the mansion was again restored in 2011 to become an Italian restaurant until 2016. The second makeover cost another S$5 million.
Following the success of Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Changi Airport Terminal 2, ANA Airlines is opening another outlet at Terminal 1, this time showcasing the best Japanese dishes from three prefectures: Fukuoka, Hokkaido and Kanagawa.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminal 1 is modelled after a business class lounge and this 116-seater at Terminal 1 will feature classic favorites from these renowned brands as well as exclusive dishes from three restaurants: Ikkousha, Yoshimi and Megumi Maru.
Diners can tuck into an array of Yatai-style ramen, katsu curry and maze don, all at the same place. There will be wonderful desserts such as soft-serve ice-cream and pancakes for those with a sweet-tooth.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminal 1 will be calling Singapore location for popular Japanese brands who will set up new outlets in Singapore:
Popular ramen brand from Fukuoka – Ikkousha, doles out Yatai-style ramen
Katsu curry specialist Yoshimi, set to open its first overseas outlet
Megumi Maru, Singapore’s first-ever maze don concept created by renowned maguro wholesaler Misaki Megumi Suisan
Dine at SORA and stand a chance to win a pair of round-trip ANA Airlines tickets to Japan.
Homegrown fitness brand, True Group is proud to announce the launch of its new TFX brand, with three new clubs opening within the next four months. Their two-floor 15,000sq ft flagship club in Funan will open at the end of June, followed shortly by a new club at Pacific Plaza (19,500 sq ft) which will open in two phases in May & July, and a new club at Millenia Walk in September 2019.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Taking the lead for the fitness industry in Singapore, True Group has created TFX to deliver curated innovative programmes in which members can track and achieve results through technology. With a focus on innovation, technology-enabled training and a consumer-centric perspective, TFX’s programmes will build on a 4-Quadrant Fitness Programme model encompassing Metabolic, Strength, Restoration and Variability conditioning to help members achieve fitness sustainability.
Yoga will be a key feature at TFX Pacific Plaza, with its entire Level 4 premises dedicated to the latest in yoga experiences and classes which include immersive yoga, wall yoga, aerial yoga and private personal training.
TFX Pacific Plaza’s 5th floor premises will open in July 2019 and will feature functional training equipment from Torque and Ziva, cardio equipment from Matrix, strength equipment from Matrix and Life Fitness alongside spinning bikes from Life Fitness, and equipment from Rogue. The club will also have a boxing area, lifting platforms for both men and women, and equipment from Les Mills’ SMARTech line.
With an emphasis on recreating distinctive Peranakan flavours of old, the concept is a platform for the continuation of a family’s culinary legacy; where guests are invited to rediscover the flavours of a bygone era through recipes inspired by the matriarchs of old.
Helming the restaurant is 28 year-old chef, Chong Jun Xiang. He may not be Peranakan but benefits from the personal mentorship of Desmond Lim and his cousin, Gloria Teo who consults on the menu.
“Peranakan recipes are very personal as they differ from family to family. The recipes are not written out but passed down by taste and word of mouth; from one generation to the next. The cuisine is extremely labour intensive, intricate and precise. A lot of love goes into every process of preparation and cooking.” - Chong Jun Xiang, Head Chef - Indigo Blue Kitchen.
Singapore’s homegrown fitness brand, True Group is excited to announce its plans for a new-concept fitness centre at Millenia Walk, which will become the largest commercial gym facility in Singapore.
The facility will be opened in two phases with a 23,000 sq ft area opening in June 2019, and an additional contiguous 18,700 sq ft space opening by the third quarter of the year.
True Fitness will be vacating its current Suntec City location in mid 2019, having outgrown it. In what will be a seamless transition for its members, the huge new 41,700 sq ft facility at Millenia Walk will enable the True Group to showcase its revolutionary ‘club-within-a-club’ concept which will feature TFX, True Group’s newest premier club, as well as curated fitness trends and workouts from the world over, giving True members options to experience the latest in fitness concepts and workouts without having to leave the club.
“This club will be the confluence of ‘big box’ gyms and boutique gyms, leveraging on the economies of scale that larger clubs enjoy,” said Sean Tan, Director, True Group. “We not only aim to offer more variety and choice in workout options, we are also taking a lead in the development of the fitness community via collaborations with third party boutique studios, and new fitness concept developers,” he added.
The True Group is currently in active expansion mode and will be opening its flagship TFX club in the new Funan shopping mall in mid 2019, whilst having recently launched its premium ‘Yoga Edition’ branded yoga club in Taipei (at the former location occupied by Pure Yoga, which exited the Taiwan market in January).
At Charcoal-Grill & Salad Bar Keisuke, they serve a variety of sumiyaki (charcoal-grilled) items focusing on traditional fish dishes enjoyed by the Japanese mainly Mackerel, Salmon, Yellowtail and Black Cod fish.
Served in an authentic style of Japanese gozen (set meal) which consists of a miso soup, sn onsen egg as well as a serving of traditional Japanese rice cooked in a small iron pot.
Additionally, there is also a free-flow salad bar with more than 25 types of Japanese osousai (side dishes) and vegetables to choose from.
Take partying to new heights at Marquee, the hotly anticipated addition to Marina Bay Sands’ nightlife lineup. Revel in a fully immersive nightclub experience incorporating design, technology and cutting-edge sound across three different floors, dramatically high ceilings that soar 70 feet and a full-sized, an eight-armed Ferris Wheel that offers unrivaled views of the nightclub when you ride in its pods.
First established in New York City in December 2003, Marquee Nightclub was subsequently followed by Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and Marquee Nightclub at The Star – Sydney. The Marquee brand remains the number one destination for premier music talent, featuring residencies of world-class entertainers and DJs like Kaskade, Dash Berlin, Erick Morillo, Andrew Rayel, DJ Khaled, French Montana and Travis Scott. Once again, TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands is set to elevate the nightlife landscape in a new market with the opening of Marquee Singapore.
"TONITO" is the little brother of TONO Cevicheria, a Peruvian concept by the OLA Kitchen group. “TONITO” serves comfort dishes that are much more than just Peruvian cuisine though – showcasing authentic tastes also from regions like Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Venezuela.
Their colourful logo is a “Latin American Corn” which is the staple in the whole region. Replacing the kernels, they added hearts to showcase the warm spirit of their people.
Created by Peruvian chef Daniel Chavez, and helmed by a team of local talents nicknamed “The Youngs”, the food at TONITO is reflective of the recipes collected from his travels around Latin America. The menu has a wide selection of Mexican “Tacos and Quesadillas”, Peruvian “Anticuchos”, Latin American sandwiches like Argentinian “Choripanes” and Venezuelan ” Pepitos”.
Get ready for the resurgence of The Dragon Chamber, now better than before. Hidden behind a fridge at a Circular Road local coffeeshop (kopitiam), this speakeasy restaurant and bar marks a new partnership between Ebb and Flow Group and Tung Lok Group. The 45-seater is helmed by Ebb and Flow Group Creative Director Norman Hartono and Operations Director Pio Subramaniam, who have spent a great amount of time finding a new location to house The Dragon Chamber. The Dragon Chamber was previously hidden within Lokkee at Plaza Singapura.
"Dragon Chamber is for people who are looking for an adventure around every corner and want to push the boundaries of traditions and Chinese food. We focus on embodying the rebellious spirit of creation rather than just making food that sells," said Norman Hartono, Creative Director of Ebb and Flow Group.
The Dragon Chamber is more than just a Chinese restaurant where guests come to dine and then leave. Right off the bat, it offers an immersive experience; one that’s filled with intrigue. Arrive at the unassuming kopitiam and enter The Dragon Chamber through the glass fridge door; you must decide if you dare to make the perilous journey into an otherworldly realm.
Once you have made the bold decision to do so, you will be plunged into a world that is reminiscent of Chinatown gambling dens and secret society hangouts. The walls are covered with artworks from local and regional artists such as Sabotage, Mister Tucks and Riandy Karuniawan, referencing past and recent Chinese traditions.
The Dragon Chamber is for diners who are looking for a culinary adventure at every turn. Dare to step into a restaurant that pushes the boundaries and traditions of Chinese cuisine. Overseeing the kitchen team is Chef Wong Meng Ooi. The 36 -year-old started his love affair with the culinary arts from an early age, and has over 20 years of experience under his belt.
Slated to open on 1st April at this new location, the “secret society” restaurant will offer access to a 32-seater kopitiam as well as a full-fledged 12-seater bar that opens till late. The kopitiam will serve breakfast and lunch, offering classics such as wanton mee, toast and the aromatic kopi.
A must-try from the kopitiam is the Singaporean classic wanton mee, which comes in two versions, dry or soup. Flavourful minced pork meat is wrapped within silky smooth dumpling skin before being poached to plumpness and served with springy thin noodles. To complete the dish, diners may choose to add on their noodles with char siew or roasted chicken.
Drawing inspiration from the multi-faceted flavours of Asia, the fresh and innovative bar is giving classic concoctions an Asian makeover. The intoxicatingly imaginative oriental cocktails served pay nostalgic homage to traditional ingredients used in Asian cooking such as tea, Chinese five spice and gula melaka. All syrups and infused liqueur are thoughtfully curated and made in house.
Need somewhere quiet and spacious for group gatherings? Rendezvous at their private dining area, which seats 24 guests, or the VVIP area, which holds up to 12 guests.
Tucked along Zion Road is Yujin Izakaya, a lively hang out where one and all are received as friends. Spotting an industrial-chic look, the unassuming modern 50-seater izakaya features a bar that opens to the five-foot way and main street, beckoning with the glow of display fridges showcasing an enticing range of sake. Step past the metal mesh doors at the entrance and you will find yourself being welcomed into a space humming with positive energy.
An open kitchen anchors the room dressed in a palette of black and copper, and this is where chef-owner Freddie Lee fires up a curated repertoire of creative bites that take its inspiration from the traditional Japanese izakaya. The menu spans inspired cold and hot appetisers, smokey grilled vegetable, meat and seafood dishes, beautifully singed skewered items, warming items served in small bowls and light desserts.
Colts Polo & Riding on Turf Club Road is a fun, family-friendly riding and polo school. They welcome riders of all ages to go there and learn the sport of the kings!
Their proven school horses and HPA-qualified instructors will take you through the basics of riding to playing the sport in a safe and fun atmosphere.
In collaboration with Paisano Polo Academy, they coach new-to-sport and experienced riders (children and adults) for polo riding and polo as a sport.
They place great efforts in teaching their students to understand the horses they ride, what makes them be better at what they do, and what happens in between the time they are not riding.
For their riding lessons and riding/polo camps, they will have their students spend their off-the-horse time learning the fundamentals of horse care, grooming, feeding and exercising. Read more about the Colts Polo & Riding here.
The additional floor area of 220,000 sq ft will allow Raffles Hospital to expand its clinical services and grow its clinics and inpatient beds to meet growing patient needs in Singapore for the next 10 years.
With Raffles Specialist Centre in operation, Raffles Hospital is able to offer more quality services through new centres, such as the Raffles Breast Centre and Raffles Vascular Intervention Centre. The two centres aim to provide one-stop care to medical conditions relating to the breast and disorders relating to the circulatory system respectively.
The areas freed up allowed for the retrofitting of two floors in Raffles Hospital to new wards to meet growing demand. Ward 10 consists of 64 private inpatient beds, including a presidential suite, 43 suites and choice of 2-bedded and 4-bedded rooms. Designed to be an oasis for comfort and healing, rooms in ward 10 are an ideal resting sanctuary for recovery. Ward 13 is designed with generous space allocation for patients under the Ministry of Health Emergency Care Collaboration scheme to recuperate in comfort. Read more about their expansion here.
Stefano Ricci, the world's most venerable menswear brand from Florence is pleased to introduce their new ultra luxury shopping concept at Singapore's iconic Marina May Sands.
The elegant 2,000 sq ft luxurious boutique is the latest Stefano Ricci design based on exclusive dark brown briar-root wood and pietra serena, the Florentine stone from the heart of the city, emphasizing both hi-technology and artisanal elegance of the space.
The latest collections in the store brimmed with extraordinary materials and twists and include formal and casualwear, shoes, fine leather accessories, cufflinks and many more… The discerning gentlemen will find a comprehensive selection of wardrobe options with decent choice of highest quality exotic leather goods such as belts, bags, wallets and shoe with all products are created in limited productions.
The philosophy guiding Stefano Ricci in the pursuit of his vision, has always been to firmly believe in 100% Made in Italy. Thus, from the beginning the company’s efforts have been to focus on achieving the highest level of quality by maintaining the entire manufacturing within the company’s headquarters in Italy. The concept of hand-cut and hand-made is extremely important at Stefano Ricci.
Stefano Ricci’s menswear are the ultimate addition to the discerning gentlemen’s impeccable wardrobe. They look forward to welcoming you with an unique shopping experience at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Galleria Level #B1-77A/78.
The National Healthcare Group's Woodlands Health Campus (WHC) masterplan envisions personalised and quality healthcare for the community of the future by integrating three components - state-of-the-art medical hardware and software technology, therapeutic green spaces and seamless care with community and primary care providers. Set to open in phases from 2â022, WHC will be a 1,800 bedded facility comprising an acute hospital, community hospital, specialist outpatient clinics and long-term care facility within a 7.66ha site.
âWHC will be an open and welcoming campus, with various activities organised within the campus and parklands to encourage staff and patients to engage in an active lifestyle. WHC will also serve as a hub that fosters health promotion, engages residents and connects them to community care providers in Woodlands,Sembawang, Admiralty, Woodgrove and Marsiling.
Serving up creative and crazy delicious pizzas since 2014, home-grown pizza chain Alt. Pizza has opened its newest outlet at Holland Village!
Known for its signature sourdough pizzas, every Alt. creation is a culmination of the best: from the 100% French flour that go into the sourdough pizza starter and dough, sauces made in-house, ingredients that have been carefully sourced for their quality and freshness; to a stone heath pizza oven capable of fire baking pizzas to a perfect balance of crisp and chew.
Jazzing up the popular dining enclave of Holland Village with its fun, energetic vibes, Alt. Pizza’s newest outlet is also the first in the family to sport a fresh new look!
Alt. Pizza Holland Village features hand-painted and street art inspired motifs customised for the outlet and catchy taglines in a mix of vibrant colours reiterating the brand philosophy of serving simple and honest food, all with a dash of fun - a promise that has not changed since the brand’s advent .The 50-seater space is also decked out with a mixture of red cushioned booth seats, tables and chairs for an inviting and comfortable dining experience.
Tucked in quaint Stirling Road and a 3-minute short stroll from Queenstown MRT station; Stirling Residences comprise of three astounding towers with beautiful sky terraces and roof gardens.
Stirling Residences let you immerse in an affluence of remarkable panoramic views while you bask in a selection of enjoyable amenities present among the various neighbourhoods nearby for recreation and business.
Spanning more than 10,600 sq ft, Beauty In The Pot at VivoCity is the hotpot chain's biggest outlet to date.
Savour the essence of health and beauty with every steaming pot of soup at Beauty in The Pot.
Inspired by the culture of food for health, the hotpot concept offers two nourishing soup bases that promise rich flavours coupled with abundant benefits. All ingredients are artfully made by their team of chefs to match seamlessly with the rich and flavourful soup bases for maximum enjoyment.
Be awed by the sumptuous menu of fresh ingredients and homemade specialties coupled with the dense and nutrient-rich beauty collagen soup and/or spicy nourishing soup (with three levels of spiciness).
The stunning Freemasons Hall building which sits at 23A Coleman Street will soon be home to The Masons Table which is opening mid December.
The Masons Table will serve honest food and artisan wines set in relaxed and historical surroundings, right in the centre of Singapore.
The Masons Table serve the very best of modern European cuisine, inspired by the flavours of Italy and France. From hearty all-time favourite starters and main dishes, to signature thin-crust pizzas, to charcuterie and cheese sharing plates - there's something for everyone to enjoy. All of their dishes are designed to meld perfectly with their selection of artisan wines.
Inspired by the flavours of Japanese ramen broth and silky threads of Chinese la mian, Paradise Group's brand new & innovative concept Le Shrimp Ramen is a perfect marriage of Chinese and Japanese culture, offering a simple menu of elaborate flavours.
Expect bowls of noodles that seek to delight and surprise. Featuring two specialty broths – shrimp broth and tonkotsu broth, each has its own dedicated followers. The tonkotsu broth achieves a rich and creamy texture after long hours of simmering with pork bones, resulting in a collagen-rich and palatable soup. Prawn aficionados cannot resist our shrimp broth, featuring the flawless union of fresh sea prawns, pork bones and Chinese spices, giving the broth a delightful tangerine-orange hue.
Le Shrimp Ramen dishes out bowls of freshly prepared piping hot noodles with premium quality ingredients in exciting flavours. A first of its kind creation bringing together the best of both worlds.
Embracing the roots of Teochew cuisine with an emphasis on natural flavours, light seasonings and fresh ingredients in its preparation of dishes, Paradise Teochew features a menu of over a hundred dishes of Teochew-style signatures coupled with an array of dim sum offerings.
Signatures and beloved dishes such as Chilled Yellow Roe Crab in Teochew Style, Teochew Style Braised Shark’s Fin in Casserole and Stewed Duck with Yam in Casserole will leave diners spoilt for choices. Look forward to delicate and exquisite Teochew style signatures such as Braised Trio Combination, Steamed Pomfret in Teochew Style, Braised Live Prawns with Dried Flat Fish and Stir-fried Teochew Style Mee Sua, as well.
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.
Palfie Pix – Singapore’s first virtual selfie studio is an excellent boutique to get your photos taken through an automated process and convert them into art & collectibles. Use their automated Palfie Pix technology to take professional photos effortlessly without the need for a professional photographer.
Palfie Pix strives hard to showcase timeless and surprising "Palfie" experience to people. The impressive thing about the selfie studio is that there are up to 60,000 virtual backgrounds to provide guests a wide range of options to choose from. Create memorable moments and change it into everlasting possessions of memories.
Formerly known as a food enclave in Shaw Towers Bugis, Wild Market kicks it up a notch with a wonderfully ‘wild’ multi-play concept with fun rooms housing activities including karaoke, nerf guns, video and board games – paired with communal dining and ice-cold drinks.
Mr Ruben Brandon, Co-Founder of Wild Market Pte Ltd says: “Why choose a single activity on a night out when you can enjoy a multiroom concept at Wild Market? Shoot nerf guns with your greatest nemesis as a target, sing your heart out in our karaoke room, or have a chill night out playing console games or old school board games while indulging quality beers and bites. It’s all about having a ‘wild’ night out with Wild Market.”
MICE events need not be stuffy and boring with Wild Market’s new concept. Special occasions such as solemnisations and birthdays with customers being able to rent out entire rooms and spaces within the establishment for their private use.
The spanking new Wild Market features four different rooms – Meet, Chill, Play, and Sing.
These communal spaces are free-to-use, however private rentals are available upon request with a minimum spend. The common areas at Wild Market feature a full-sized beer pong table, dart boards and a stage with live performances every Friday and Saturday.
Meet – Perfect for private dining, meetings and functions. It comprises a long 240cm table and a TV screen for presentations.
Chill – Self-explanatory, this beanbag seating room offers a plethora of board games and a gaming console complete with video games for a relaxing night out.
Play – This seasonal concept room starts off with nerf guns aimed at a target board. Add picture of nemesis on the target board to complete stress-relief therapy.
Sing – Amateur hobbyist or professional singer, this KTV room is completely soundproof and free for all.
No night out is complete without an array of mouth-watering dishes and ice-cold drinks. Wild Market serves a variety of Japanese-inspired tapas and local delights that would regale any group looking for a good night out.
Wild Market’s drinks menu from their "Wild Bar" also shows off a plethora of beers on tap, affordable wines and cocktails.
Started with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to try their hands at the unforgiving F&B scene in Singapore, "Bazaar" at Wild Market offers a fully-functional space for budding restauranteurs to test out their ideas at $0 rental with a month-long lease period to test the market. Interested parties can contact Wild Market via their Facebook page.
Singapore's first ever full-scale virtual reality theme park has landed on Sentosa Island! With different themes and 11 extreme attractions to choose from, a thrilling adventure awaits you at HeadRock VR.
Have you ever imagined yourself rafting across extremely strong currents, firing at enemies while precariously balancing off the edge of a high-rise building and bracing yourself against a stormy blizzard that threatens to blow you away?
Opening for the first time ever in Singapore is one of the biggest virtual reality theme parks in Southeast Asia - HeadRock VR promises to bring out the adventurer in you with an unforgettable, larger-than-life experience.
A modern, educational marvel in the making, the newly-built campus is Singapore's first preschool with tailored learning, fitness and nutrition programme. From a bespoke food menu serving up delicious fare to suit every diet (even includes a gluten-free option), to a thoughtfully designed driveway for parents to drop their children off nearer to their classroom, an experience like no other awaits at 50A Lloyd Road!
Housed in a modern industrial building, this is Odyssey’s very first bespoke campus and it spans 13,000 sq ft. This new campus features an added team of specialists who will tailor dedicated learning plans and fitness regimes for each child and an in-house registered nurse who will take care of their children’s wellness. Children with dietary requirements will also benefit from their bespoke menu selection. Read more about Odyssey's programme here.
Indoor axe throwing is the new sport in town! It is both a recreation and competitive sport where there are score points based on where you stick the axe in the target board. Think darts, but bigger and better! With the opening of Singapore's first and only axe throwing range, Axe Factor at Turf City, you can now hurl axes in a safe and controlled environment.
Feeling stressed out? Vent your frustrations by hurling axes onto a target board 14 feet away! Whether you’re visiting Axe Factor with friends or alone, axe throwing will prove to be a unique and fun-filled activity.
Axe Factor caters to every occasion you can think of. So, make a booking and throw some hatchets!
Tipo 00, also known as “doppio zero” or “granero tero” originates from Italy. It is a type of wheat flour which is smooth and almost silky to the touch.
Tipo Pasta Bar is about the celebration of artisanal produce – the pasta at Tipo are handcrafted using high quality ingredients and the re-imagination of how flavours can be combined and elevated using its surrounding elements. The permutations of pasta and flavours such as Dill & Lemon Fettucine and Saffron Fusilli are among many others that are made from scratch.
Servings are in two sizes, Regulare ($9.90) & Grande ($12.90), each with the option of a combination of shapes and flavours. The pastabilities are endless!
Arbora is the newest dining concept at Faber Peak and is poised to captivate guests with a natural setting of tranquillity and photo-perfect skyline backdrop, and deliver an exceptional experience in atmosphere, appetising food and aperitifs.
Friends and families looking for an escape from the city will certainly delight in this hilltop sanctuary located 100m above sea level at Faber Peak Singapore, where they can relax over Western fare, cocktails and curated beverages.
The restaurant name "Arbora" is an eponym for Latin word "Arbor", which refers to trees. The inspiration for this name is found in its distinguished location: Arbora is surrounded by Mount Faber Park - one ofSingapore’s earliest parks - which sprawls over 40 hectares of verdant treetops and home to a variety of flora and fauna.
Guests can look forward to a (re)treat at Arbora, which offers an all-day dining menu with 35 selections that includes delectable starters, entrees and desserts created by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo. A local master chef with over three decades of culinary experience from stints at Le Centenaire, a Michelin 3- Star Hotel in France and the French kitchen of JQ Concepts Pte Ltd in Taipei, Chef Kenny is also the one who inspired the European tapas menu at the successful Dusk Restaurant & Bar, a sister restaurant located on Faber Peak.
Arbora's menu caters to all-day casual dining with a selection of Western favourites. Guests can expectsome twists in Chef Kenny’s creations: the Rack of Lamb (S$36++) is served with homemade prune sauce instead of mint jelly, and the Fisherman's Stew (S$42++), a tomato-based seafood broth, includes slow-cooked tender baby abalones that whet the appetite of Asian palates.
Arbora offers a variety of refreshing drinks that will surely spoil the guests with choices. From fresh-pressed juices, craft beers to botanical-inspired cocktails, Arbora is an ideal place to hang out for the health-conscious, as well as craft beer lovers and cocktail connoisseurs.
Ever wondered why there are no dedicated cosmic bowling alleys in Singapore? No need to wonder any more. K Bowling Club in 313@Somerset is the first full-time cosmic bowling alley here in Singapore. They have lights and music to get your heart pumping and to make your next bowling game an experience to remember.
K Bowling Club is the first of its kind in Singapore. Located at the heart of Orchard in 313@somerset, they are a multi-entertainment venue suited for anyone looking for a good time.
They have lights, music, food, drinks and plenty of activities for all of you who are tired of trying to pick somewhere fun to go with your friends and family. Read more about K Bowling Club here.
JadeScape is a prestigious upcoming condominium development at Shunfu Road which took over the premise of the former Shunfu Ville.
Located just off Marymount Road, this highly-sought after project is developed by QingJian Realty, a reputable developer well-known for its excellent track record and innovative practices. Smart Home Automation and functional layout with quality finishes will be featured in this new development.
JadeScape offers 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom unit types, which features a grand entrance to the development with cascading waterfall. Residents will get to enjoy the seamless swimming pool on an elevated facility deck, with an indoor gymnasium overlooking the pool and many more.
JadeScape is strategically located near many reputable and prestigious elite educational institutions & schools, such as Raffles Institution (RI), Raffles Girls’ (2019), Ai Tong School and many more. It is also within 1km from the renowned Catholic High School.
After cutting his teeth at stellar dining institutions like 3 Michelin-starred Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan) and 2 Michelin-starred Odette (Singapore), Chef Shigeru Koizumi embarks on his first ever kappo fine dining restaurant at 15 Mohamed Sultan Road.
Emotive and imaginative, Esora will showcase Modern Japanese cuisine guided by Chef Koizumi’s affinity with nature and attention to detail. There, the chefs are storytellers and every dish is an intimate tale of nostalgia, seasonality, and sheer fanaticism.
9 Penang Road is a new Grade A commercial building which is undertaken through a joint venture with Haiyi Holdings Pte Ltd, Singhaiyi Group Ltd and Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, with an interest of 35.0%, 35.0% and 30.0% respectively.
The new ten-storey building consists of two wings with an approximate net lettable area of 352,000 sq ft of office space across eight floors and 15,000 sq ft of retail space at the first level.
The development is situated at the former Park Mall site which the Manger divested in December 2015 as part of its proactive portfolio management strategy. The premise was taken back in end September 2016 and development works for 9 Penang Road commenced on 1 December 2016 and is currently undergoing construction works.
As at end December 2017, the construction works was approximately 19% completed. The development is estimated to cost approximately S$800 million and the building is scheduled to complete by end 2019.
Toll Group operates an extensive global logistics network across 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries. It has opened a SGD$228 million next-generation logistics hub in Tuas by the name of "Toll City" which spans over 1 million square feet.
Toll City is purpose built and designed to cater for growth industries, including pharma and healthcare, component and parts management and eCommerce, while redefining supply chain excellence in the retail and FMCG industries.
But Toll City is more than a building — it’s a future-ready gateway to Asia Pacific and the world.
Situated less than 3km from the new Tuas Port, which will consolidate all of Singapore’s current container operations in one terminal by 2027, Toll City is an integrated local and regional hub that offers us the ability to move our goods with minimum on-ground transit time.
Toll City is designed to accommodate industry-specific technologies and automation for safer, more secure and faster throughputs and increased productivity to support future and current demands in the region.
Within an environment of innovation, Toll City provides the latest in logistics technology and advancements to continually improve their service offering.
One of their systems is the SiTadeL Supply Chain Control Tower - The award-winning IT platform which allows continuous service monitoring and management, enhancing the traceability and visibility of their supply chain at all stages. The system features a mobile application to give drivers a real-time view of transit times, a web application for operations and supplier management, and devices that monitor and trigger event excursions.
It all started with a seed and then that was nurtured by their firmly-held belief in celebrating neighbourhoods, that blossomed into a space bourne out of love called Tiong Bahru Bakery on 43 Jalan Merah Saga in Chip Bee Gardens, surrounding the artsy bohemian enclave, Holland Village. After six years in the planning of this long-awaited fourth bakery (really, since the inception of this Singapore-French concept), finally the Home of the Handmade Croissant can embrace the unique culture of the locale and the creative melting pot of individuals that make up this quaint and tight-knitted community.
Sticking closely to homegrown Tiong Bahru Bakery's DNA, they bring fresh breads, viennoiserie and pastries to the people everyday. Expect the full menu of well-loved and familiar all-French butter and flour only treats such as their signature butter croissants which are baked fresh every two hours priced at $3.20 each and the grand list of iced and hot beverage from 8am – 8pm daily at the neighbourhood's doorstep.
Debuted in May 2012 on Eng Hoon Street in charming Tiong Bahru, offering the neighbourhood a range of French pastries and artisanal breads made with the best French flour and butter. As one of the very first French bakeries in Singapore, Tiong Bahru Bakery revolutionised the way locals enjoy breads with topnotch bakes and sparked the French bakery trends. Their croissants have been voted by many as the best in Singapore and the Kouign Amanns are much raved about. All best enjoyed with an aromatic cuppa from the specialty coffee bar by Common Man Coffee Roasters.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
Having made a name for shaking up Singapore's dining scene with a broad portfolio of Italian dining and drinking destinations, the ilLido Group has now set its sights on making whisky appreciation fun and sexy with their newly-opened whisky & cocktail bar concept, Room for More.
Room for More is very much about approaching whisky appreciation through a contemporary lens. In that vein, the menu offers a whirlwind tour of the world's most notable distilleries and whisky houses; Alongside an extensive repertoire of Scotland's finest. Room for More also showcases whiskies from Japan, India, France, Switzerland, and more.
Housed in Dempsey Hill, Room for More resembles a snazzy atelier than a typical whisky lounge.
Nightlife will hit fever pitch when one of the biggest nightclub brands in the world, Marquee, makes its Asia debut at Marina Bay Sands in year 2019. Set to be a game changer in the nightlife scene, Marquee – which sits within a new multi-concept dining and entertainment destination - is another collaborative effort between Marina Bay Sands and TAO Group, following the successful launch of LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in January this year.
Offering a club experience like no other, Marquee Singapore will take up the space formerly occupied by one of the two theatres at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Promising a fully immersive nightclub experience, Marquee Singapore will be a perfect blend of design, technology and cutting-edge sound that will span across three different floors, with dramatically high ceilings that soar 70 feet and a full-sized, eight-armed Ferris Wheel, offering unrivaled views of the nightclub for guests riding in its pods.
The refreshed 465 sqm Pull&Bear outlet at VivoCity presents the brand's latest store image for the first time in the Singapore market. There are two other Pull&Bear outlets located in ION Orchard and Bugis+.
Pull&Bear was created in 1991 with one purpose – to meet the needs of young fashion lovers. Pull&Bear’s collections have a laid back and fun feel to them. Pull&Bear is more than just clothing and accessories, it also create spaces to communicate its product message.
Pull&Bear’s stores blend creative installations with recycled objects to create a quirky and comfortable space where its young customers enjoy spending time. Pull&Bear has over 900 stores on the busiest shopping streets and in the most important shopping centres across 65 countries.
Middleton International School (MIS) has a second campus located at 2 Tampines Street 92, covering a land area of 291,996 sq ft (around 5 football fields). The site consists of multiple classrooms of various sizes, 3 external hard courts and a field. Previously, the site was occupied by ITE, Tampines.
The MIS Tampines campus will offer levels from Nursery 2 to Grade 12 (3-18 years), thus offering a through-train education pathway for international families. School fees for Middleton International School's programme comes at affordable price points, which are nearly half of that charged by other international schools in Singapore.
Middleton International School started in January 2017 with its first campus at Upper Bukit Timah in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools amongst expatriate parents. The campus very quickly reached full capacity and has a wait list in most levels.
The teaching staff consists of a mix of local and international teachers. This brings a diverse set of skills, competencies and experiences to the school. The new campus will also have a mix of local and international teachers and create more than 150 jobs over the years as it reaches its full capacity of 1000 students. Read more about the new campus here.
The new National Skin Centre will house enhanced facilities and increased capacity, bringing specialised dermatological care to more patients.
When the new National Skin Centre (NSC) opens in 2022, more patients can look forward to seamless access to specialised dermatological care. The 10-storey building will increase its current clinic capacity, by 50% to 69 consultation rooms, to meet rising demand for outpatient services.
Currently, NSC sees over 80 per cent of the overall outpatient dermatology attendances in the public healthcare institutions.
The new NSC which will be located at the NSC’s current Novena site, will house a Day Treatment Centre which will bring together diagnostic, monitoring and treatment services at one location, making access to care by patients, especially the elderly or less ambulant patients, more convenient.
There will also be a dedicated Education Centre for patients as well as caregivers. They will find useful resources and information on self-care and how to manage various skin conditions effectively. Making such resources readily available will help raise more awareness on the importance of good skin care and empower patients & their caregivers to take charge of their health.
To strengthen NSC’s role as a Centre of Excellence for clinical and translational research, its enhanced research facilities will include laboratories dedicated to non-invasive skin imaging and skin physiology. Other laboratories will facilitate studies on skin health issues prevalent in the local population, and support the conduct of a wider range of clinical trials for new therapies and treatments for common skin diseases.
As a tertiary healthcare institution, NSC’s enhanced research and education facility will spearhead clinical innovations in dermatology, train more dermatologists and healthcare professionals & raise awareness on skin health among the population.
Uomo Collezioni, the institutional brand for discerning gentlemen is pleased to announce their reopening in a more opulent and larger boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
The chic boutique has a huge choice of readymade garments & accessories designed in Italy.
With over 20 years of experience in luxury menswear retail in Europe, Uomo Collezioni, the multi-label concept, brings together the best of Italian brands exclusively to Singapore.
The boutique offers prêt-a-porter and bespoke menswear – expertly crafted suits and shirts, leisurewear and hand-crafted accessories of impeccable quality and workmanship – to indulge in every conceivable wardrobe need. Discerning clients can also choose apparel, shoes & accessories to be exclusively made to their taste from exotic skins.
Pret-a-porter collections of prestigious brands represented at Uomo Collezioni include Canali, Moreschi, Zilli, JM by Johnny Manglani, Tardini and many others. Everything a gentleman needs from suits and shirts, to shoes and sportswear, is readily available at Uomo Collezioni with each item being of the highest quality.
‘Made in Italy’ is prevalent in all Uomo Collezioni collections and is a core value of the brand. The rich culture and discerning taste of Italy is reflected in all of Uomo Collezioni’s collections where a history of fashion meets outstanding craftsmanship and expertise. Italian artisans are chosen for their core values of authenticity and artistry of hand passed down by generations.
Stefano Ricci, the exclusive Italian international luxury fashion and lifestyle brand has reopened a boutique in a new location at Singapore’s most glamorous shopping destination, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. The new & elegant space is exceptional for its interior.
The Stefano Ricci fine tailored style distinguishes itself by innovation and the originality of its designs and fabrics. This innovation is the result of relentless research of raw materials and exclusive patterns created by hand and personally by Mr. Stefano Ricci. Every single Stefano Ricci suit is living its own life, from the cutting, hand-stitching and pressing to the final fitting. The philosophy guiding Stefano Ricci in the pursuit of his vision, has always been to firmly believe in 100% Made in Italy. Thus, from the beginning the company’s efforts have been to focus on achieving the highest level of quality by maintaining the entire manufacturing within the company’s headquarters in Italy. The concept of hand-cut and hand-made is extremely important at Stefano Ricci.
The discerning gentlemen will find a comprehensive selection of wardrobe options to take him from the boardroom to weekend sojourns, glitzy black tie affairs and even when he is indulging in his travels. The collections include menswear-suits, dress shirts, neckties, knitwear, outerwear, casualwear, shoes, fine leather accessories and cufflinks. One can find everything from tailored suits to exotic outerwear such as ostrich blousons and accessories ranging from hand printed silk ties and scarves, bespoke footwear and cufflinks adorned with precious stones, as well as small leather goods. All products are created in limited productions but for an added touch of exclusivity, one can also opt to customise his apparel according to his personal preferences.
Chicken Story promises a delightful, fun and delicious experience with their Chicken Bento Sets. Chicken flavours include Original, Soya Sauce, Ginger, Herbal and Roast Five Spice. Only whole chicken legs are used in their Bento Sets. Vegetarian options together with an array of side dishes are also available for your dining pleasure.
Located on the ground floor of Straits Clan, Clan Café is an all-day lounge serving nourishing fare that is comforting to both the palate and soul. Set in a warm and inviting atmosphere, the menu features a selection of hearty grain bowls and broths with recipes drawn from East Asian heritages. The beverage program is centred around a range of wellness tea blends, specially developed by artisan tea specialist, A.muse Projects.
Sandbox VR at Orchard Central combines the latest Virtual Reality hardware, movie quality real-time motion capture and AAA-quality content experiences to create the best VR experiences on the planet. Period. It's the perfect event for team building, corporate events, and parties.
Sandbox VR is a cutting edge social experience straight out of science fiction that you have never experienced before, and an experience that you cannot get at home. Go with your friends and Escape Together to their world.
All the Sandbox VR's experiences are designed from the ground up to be social, long form, and shareable.
Social - Designed for cooperation and competition with 2-6 guests.
Long Form - 30-40 mins long, long enough to develop characters, explore a world, and engage with a story.
Shareable - Designed for spectator enjoyment for sharing and live streaming.
8 Hullet is a freehold residential apartment property in the bustling Orchard area, developed by Lian Huat Group. It is expected to be completed in the year 2022.
This residential project will have just one 20-storey tall building with a limited 44 one to three bedroom units in total.
From vibrant Somerset to the artistic Orchard Cineleisure, experience a kaleidoscope of shopping, lifestyle and cultural adventures where the splendour of cosmopolitan living is at your fingertips. At 8 Hullet Road, the city is your home with each day bringing a new experience waiting to be celebrated.
Olivia Burton take inspiration from vintage and catwalk trends to create a range of stylish and covetable accessories. Olivia Burton pieces are feminine, fun and collectable.â Its concept store is now open at ION Orchard.
The British accessories brand was founded by best friends and ex-fashion buyers Jemma and Lesa, who met on their first day at the London College of Fashion. They bonded over a love of design, a passion to start their own business and a mutual struggle to find a watch that they wanted to wear.
Lovers of vintage, the pair would trawl through antique markets to find timepieces, but, whilst beautiful, the cogs would often stop and start. After graduation, the girls went on to pursue successful careers in fashion buying, clocking up time at diverse fashion brands such as Topshop, ASOS and Selfridges. All the while, the idea of going it alone was gathering momentum until the day in 2011 when Jemma and Lesa made the leap, quit their jobs and set about creating their own beautiful, unique watches from the kitchen table.
Named after Lesa’s great aunt whose spirited approach and energy was a huge inspiration to the girls, Olivia Burton debuted its first collection in September 2012. Its covetable, collectable styles, which now include a striking jewellery line-up, are inspired by vintage finds and the latest catwalk trends.
Designs are brought to life at the brand’s pretty East London studio, where Jemma and Lesa work closely with their small team to ensure every piece is tweaked to perfection. Think intricate hand-illustrations, beautiful references to nature and must-have colour palettes.â
Jinjo is a modern Japanese Sumiyaki concept by the Les Amis Group that focuses on the Japanese art of grilling. It is also where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. The restaurant is helmed by veteran washoku sous-chef Makoto Saito.
Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery is celebrated through a prefecture focused menu. Cooked over handcrafted charcoal, prime seasonal ingredients, which have been painstakingly sourced from all over the Japan, are imbued with a delicious smokiness and transformed into delectable dishes.
The dining experience at Jinjo is completed by a selection from our extensive sake menu. Curated specially to match the taste profile of Jinjo’s sumiyaki items, the list is also a representation of the best from the different prefectures of Japan.
Japanese "Ramen King", Chef Keisuka Takeda has launched Singapore's first dedicated Duck Ramen restaurant, "Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke" at Holland Village.
Constantly reinventing the ramen wheel, trend-setting Japanese comfort food “evangelist”, Chef Keisuke Takeda surprises once again with another first for Singapore: duck ramen, Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke at dining hotspot Holland Village.
This local branch is the first Keisuke restaurant located in the West side of Singapore, offering six ramen choices; including two variations of duck broth (rich and clear), miso, spicy miso, tsukemen (dipping noodles) and mazesoba (dry ramen). All ramen is served with slices of premium Irish hybrid duck – favoured for its ample fat that adds to the tender texture and rich flavour of the flesh.
Meaning ‘ninth generation’ in Japanese, ‘kyudaime’ refers to Kamo Soba Keisuke being the ninth ramen concept by Chef Keisuke. It is also the 13th restaurant under the Ramen Keisuke Group’s portfolio of 12 stalwart brands.
Remixed presentations of classic comfort foods include much talked-about dishes, such as Hot Stone Pork Lard Truffle Flavoured Fried Rice; Hickory Smoked Honey-Glazed Kurobuta Pork Belly; and Claypot Mapo Tofu Rice, Onsen Egg. Not to be missed is a quintessential part of the Blue Lotus dining experience, featuring the famous pomelo chilli sauce – the Crab Balls with Chilli Pomelo Sauce and the Chilli Pomelo La Mian Soup with Crabmeat.
Paradise Group's Beauty In The Pot, has opened its newest and largest branch at OneKM mall. Spanning more than 7,000 sq ft, the new branch can host up to 288 patrons.
Savour the essence of health and beauty with every steaming pot of soup at Beauty in The Pot. Inspired by the culture of food for health, the hotpot concept offers six nourishing soup bases that promise rich flavours coupled with abundant benefits.
All ingredients are artfully made by their team of chefs to match seamlessly with the rich and flavourful soup bases for maximum enjoyment. Be awed by the sumptuous menu of fresh ingredients and homemade specialties coupled with their soup bases.
Be sure not to miss out on the homemade Fish Tofu which is prepared daily for the ideal melt-in-your-mouth texture and only exclusively available at Beauty in the Pot.
Well-loved globally for its instantly wearable and contemporary designs, British luxury jewellery brand, Monica Vinader, is proud to open its third Singapore boutique store at Westgate, in the heart of Jurong Gateway.
Designed by Monica herself and the same team of architects that developed the brand’s international stores, the interior reflects the brand’s design philosophy, focusing on craftsmanship and quality materials to create an inclusive luxury shopping environment.
Customers enter the boutique underneath a brushed brass façade, past the floor-to-ceiling windows to discover a cube of gold jewellery vitrines displaying the full collection, lit by an eye- catching Tom Dixon installation of six ‘Melt’ pendants hanging at varying heights. The back of the store features an iconic branded wall in a Monica Vinader signature berry shade, adding to the atmosphere of contemporary glamour.
As a brand synonymous with personalisation, the boutique features one of Monica Vinader’s signature engraving bars; a custom built, free-standing structure made from contemporary black steel and brass. Customers will be able to personalise their pieces with names, messages, motifs or even hand drawn doodles using the complimentary, same-day engraving service.
As part of True Group’s expansion plans in Singapore, True Fitness is proud to bring you their first express gym – True Fit.
True Fit has made its debut at The Grassroots Club, conveniently located next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station. This 5,000 square feet gym will be equipped with resistance, free weights, cardiovascular and airbikes equipment. Besides functional training, yoga and aerobics facilities, customised fitness and yoga programs will also be offered to their members to cater to their fitness needs.
The launch of True Fit is in line with the earlier announcements made in July 2017 with True Group’s expansion plans of opening up heartland boutique gyms in housing estates.
Flexible membership plans are offered by True Fit where members can take up monthly membership or class options. Introductory membership price starts from $69 per month.
To facilitate the relocation, the existing polyclinic at Block 723 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 will be closed from Friday, 26 January 2018. Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic will resume operations on Monday, 29 January 2018 at its new site located at 21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2.
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) forms the primary healthcare arm of the National Healthcare Group (NHG). Its six polyclinics serve a significant proportion of the population in the central and northern parts of Singapore.
NHGP provides a comprehensive range of health services for the family, functioning as a one- stop health centre providing treatment for acute medical conditions, management of chronic diseases, women & child health services and dental care. The focus of NHGP’s care is on health promotion and disease prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, disease management through physician led team-based care as well as enhancing the capability of Family Medicine through research and teaching.
Inspired by the fashionable and highly sought after Belgravia district in Central London, developer Tong Eng Group's Belgravia Villas is similarly set within a quiet landed housing estate steeped in culture and history.
Situated within a huge site area of more than 2 hectares amidst vast green public open space, Belgravia Villas comprises an exclusive collection of 100 strata terrace houses and 18 semi-detached houses.
Lush open spaces, intricate landscaping, themed gardens and water features enhance the verdant feel of the development and inspires tranquil living everyday.
Each home is finely fitted out with renowned appliances and fittings from De Dietrich and Smeg while each of the 5 bathrooms come with sanitary wares from Villeroy and Boch and premium faucets and shower systems from Grohe. With your personalized home lift, access to your 5 levels of living space is at the touch of your fingertip.
Singapore’s most innovative and high-tech gym is now open at Ngee Ann City.
Spanning 28,000 sq ft, with a 30m sprint track and a dedicated boxing area, the new Pure Fitness outlet opens its doors to the public this month and also debuts with the world’s first stationary bike featuring virtual reality (VR) technology.
With a super-sized space, luminous atmosphere and sky’s-the-limit energy – they’ll inspire you to get in the zone with every workout.
Fit in some prime zone time amidst your premium shopping, lifestyle and dining adventures.
Visit the new club and experience their most progressive and innovative gym, with a 270° Immersive Fitness™ studio, exciting new group classes, virtual reality experiences and a team of world-class instructors and trainers who will inspire you to get in the zone with every workout!
Enjoy luxurious changing rooms as well as complimentary Wi-Fi at their spacious lounge where you can chill out with healthy raw snacks, salads and smoothies from nood food. So if you’re looking for the ultimate fitness experience, they’ve got you covered!
Go on a gastronomic escapade to the hilltop of Faber Peak Singapore, located 100 metres above sea level and (re)discover oneâofâaâkind moments to celebrate with loved ones this festive season. The latest dining concept by One Faber Group, Dusk Restaurant and Bar offers a combination of view, vino and a variety of gourmet European Tapas. Opening in early December.
This establishment is the best spot on Mount Faber to observe the splendour of sunset. Designed for convivial occasions, the interior is defined by its laid-back elegance, while its menu and wine list have been curated specially for communal dining. Urbanites will delight in the unique natural enclave that surrounds Dusk.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled its latest retail store at the newly opened Terminal 4, Singapore Changi Airport. Encompassing more than 1,800 square feet, the store introduces two new concepts as well as an impressive collection of over 300 brands.
Redefining the airport retail experience, Terminal 4 is the first at Changi Airport to offer a “walk-through” retail concept, allowing DFS to introduce new features and concepts for a seamless shopping experience. The layout of the new store offers an integrated shopping space covering both liquor and tobacco and cosmetics & perfumes. Travelers are able to purchase their items in a single transaction at common cashier counters, served by team members who are cross-trained on all products in order to enhance the collaborative shopping experience.
The new store sees the introduction of “The Cocktail Bar”, a collaborative bar space where travelers are encouraged to engage in the basics of cocktail making and “The Craft Collection”, showcasing a selection of craft and small-batch beers and spirits from around the world that are curated for traveling customers looking for something unique and artisanal. Terminal 4 also sees the return of “The Whiskey House”, following its success at DFS’ Terminal 2 Duplex.
Escape city life and get into a holiday mood at Bayswater Kitchen, a seafood-centric restaurant located on Keppel Island. Featuring seasonal produce like whole fish and lobsters, this casual indoor and alfresco dining space is perfect for any social occasion.
Overlooking the Marina at Keppel Bay, Bayswater Kitchen is a celebration of all things related to the sea, from the fresh produce to the relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. The approachable seafood-centric menu revolves around seasonality, freshness and bringing forward inherent flavours and textures. The open kitchen, raw seafood bar and live fish tanks create an approachable setting where Chef de Cuisine Jack Allibone works with sustainably-sourced ingredients, including wild-caught seafood where possible.
Emphasising the restaurant’s location and contributing to the overall laidback feel, the indoor and al fresco area are designed to offer the perfect waterfront getaway where guests can unwind and have fun.
A vibrant restaurant primely located on Alexandra Road near Hort Park, Blue Lotus Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar offers delectable Spanish, Italian, Greek and Portugese favourites from tapas and pizzas to pastas, paellas and succulent meat dishes – all exciting and always relevant, traits that continue to make the Blue Lotus brand a talking point among Singapore’s discerning foodies.
Expect a glitzy New Year’s Eve Party as LAVO, the world-famous restaurant and bar officially opens at the iconic Sands SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands on the last day of this year.
The much-anticipated LAVO Singapore, Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar will officially celebrate its grand opening on 31 December 2017, ringing in the New Year with revellers from around the globe and world-class entertainment. LAVO Singapore will open its doors to the public in January 2018.
A collaboration between Marina Bay Sands and TAO Group, a premiere entertainment, dining and nightlife group from the United States which operates over 25 venues in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, LAVO Singapore will command a spot on the iconic Sands SkyPark. LAVO Singapore marks the brand’s first foray into Asia.
Perched 57-storeys atop Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark, LAVO Singapore will offer a new vibe dining concept set against the spectacular backdrop of the city sky-line. Inspired by LAVO New York and Las Vegas, the Singapore venue will feature an Italian American restaurant that offers a vibe-dining experience complete with a luxurious indoor and outdoor lounge with wraparound terrace and exciting nightlife programming that will include live DJ sets.
Designed by renowned Manhattan-based design firm ICrave, LAVO Singapore will be a modern, glass-wrapped venue that will take destination dining to new heights. Each element of the space – from the curved tiled bar with panel detail to the classic LAVO round leather booths – will converge to create the ultimate experience in dining and nightlife.
Guests can look forward to authentic Italian American cuisine by TAO Group Partner/Chef Ralph Scamardella, who has nearly three decades of experience working at some of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, including The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant, Carmine’s and Polo Restaurant. The menu will offer all of LAVO’s greatest hits, including the penne a la vodka, linguini with clam sauce, chicken parmesan, and the famous LAVO one-pound meatball, spiced to perfection and topped with ricotta cheese.
Experience being at one with nature through the elevated art form of sushi at ISHI (ç³), established with the aim of serving as Singapore’s gateway to Japan’s finest, freshest and most premium seasonal ingredients through an extraordinary cultural and gastronomic experience of creative cuisine and impeccable service.
Situated in the historical enclave along the Singapore River at InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, ISHI spans 1370 square feet, and offers up to 28 diners at any one time the best of traditional Japanese fine dining an intimate, rustic yet sophisticated setting.
Helmed by Executive Head Chef Hideki li and Head Chef, Masaaki, the Japanese sushi counter at ISHI offers premium sushi and sashimi one would expect of a Ginza-style sushi-ya, but also with more kaiseki-styled cooked dishes ranging from grilled meats and shabu shabu. Diners can also look forward to exotic seasonal offerings from Japan such as fresh conches and hairy crabs.
Be it from Tsukiji or Kyushu, Osaka or Hokkaido, the provinces and towns from which each ingredient hails from have been strategically sourced for according to their reputation and seasonal availability. While remaining firmly devoted to tradition, the chef intends to continuously incorporate new ingredients and techniques with every change in menu so as to retain an element of surprise for ISHI’s guests.
Courses begin from $68++ for the three-course Ulala menu comprising a starter, kaisen chirashi don, soup and dessert, to $185++ for the premium Hanakaze meal featuring an assortment of sushi, sashimi and maki with a variety of sides.
The new Yishun Park Hawker Centre with 43 cooked food stalls and about 800 seats has open for business. Residents can look forward to enjoying affordable food at the new hawker centre, which will feature natural ventilation, family-friendly features, such as child-friendly toilet facilities and family-friendly seating, and built-in tray-return facilities at accessible locations.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has appointed Timbre Group as the managing agent for the Yishun Park hawker centre. Timbre Group’s proposal was selected following the evaluation of the five proposals received for NEA’s call for tender for the management of the hawker centre made in February 2017. The proposal by Timbre Group showed a strong emphasis on social objectives, had various productivity measures, and comprised innovative solutions to ensure the vibrancy of the hawker centre. Timbre Group was set up in 2005, and they have a wide experience in the local food and beverage industry.
NEA has been exploring various alternative management models for hawker centres by engaging socially-conscious operators as managing agents. The experience of these operators in food and beverage operations, as well as property and lease management, can help improve the operational efficiency of hawker centres. They can also help enhance the dining experience at hawker centres while ensuring good quality and affordable food. Socially-conscious operators may also be more flexible and better able to provide centre-specific solutions to address issues which vary from centre to centre.
The city revolves around you at City Gate; where the CBD and its attractions at Beach Road/Ophir- Rochor areas are brought right up to your doorstep. This is the ultimate lifestyle of convenience that you’ve always desired.
Live above it all in a 30-storey iconic mixed development, away from the daily rush; where 311 exclusive apartments elevate you to a tranquil sanctuary. Bring your senses to higher bliss and experience pure luxury and relaxation.
Experience the privilege of city living, where three levels of retail services are at your service just an elevator ride away. Venturing out, the nearby Kallang Riverside beckons you to soak in the exciting water activities. Minutes away, Marina Bay and Marina South buzz with vibrant leisure and dining possibilities. Be a part of it all, witness a new city centre take shape.
OUE Social Kitchen is your kitchen in the city to co-cook, co-create and commune! That's right. Singapore's very first communal kitchen is a space designed for friends, families and even strangers to come together, and share and discover the joy of cooking and dining together.
At OUE Social Kitchen, they celebrate the joy of cooking and creating culinary feasts with anyone and everyone.
Bring your own ingredients, whip up your own meal and let them do the cleaning up! Guests will have full access to state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy a range of crockery, utensils and basic condiments provided for.
Go and embark on a savoury adventure, construct ingenious food encounters and share a meal and every other experience that goes into making it.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.
Among the shared facilities between the two schools in the Village are various multifunctional spaces thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, such as a 20-metre swimming pool which adapts to the competencies of the little swimmers – 10 short horizontal lanes for beginners, and four longer lanes lengthwise for more confident swimmers, and an indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium for their acclaimed SMART Steps specialist physical education classes and after-school enrichment.
Inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporating the environment as a third teacher in its architecture, interior design and curriculum, the Village represents a revolutionary step in early childhood education where this age group is the first and only thought. The campus is designed by award-winning Bogle Architects in collaboration with Gary Moore, Professor of Environmental Behavioural studies at Sydney University, and Rosie Long, a Reggio Emilia Early Years Education specialist, to include specific architectural and design elements that elevate the early learning experience.
Each corner of the Village caters to the growing and developing child, with changing discovery spaces attached to every classroom which empower young learners to play to their strengths and interests. Their learning experience also extends beyond the classroom where they can choose from specialty co-curricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, drama and language-learning, amongst many others.
At So Phô, the fresh ingredients chosen give the food its authenticity. Together with the friendly staff plus relaxed setting, the whole dining experience is enhanced. They are passionate about sharing the most original delicacies with Vietnamese food lovers.
Other than the classic Chicken or Beef Pho, you can also enjoy Grilled Beef with Mango Salad, Summer Rolls, Imperial Spring Rolls, Hanoi Fish Fillet with Lemongrass & Dill, Vietnamese Curry Chicken with Bread and many more at So Phô.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled its updated duty-free stores at Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) on 2nd August. Since being awarded SCC’s first ever master duty-free and general merchandise concession in December 2016, DFS has created a retail environment inspired by the local landscape that delivers DFS’ signature luxurious shopping experience.
For the first time, SCC consolidated a number of its existing duty-free concessions across six categories including wines, spirits and tobacco, beauty and confectionary into a single contract. The stores, which are located at SCC’s Tanah Merah and HarbourFront terminals span seven outlets and are accessible to travelers arriving and departing from Singapore by ferry or cruise ship.
DFS, Singapore Cruise Centre is home to over 150 brands and offers an assortment of retail products from alcohol, tobacco, cosmetics, fashion to travel accessories. The extensive range also includes many exclusive items in wines and spirits, available for purchase only at DFS. The retail experience and offering also grants travelers an opportunity to purchase all essential travel items before embarking on their outward journey.
A gateway to the neighboring Indonesian Riau Islands, DFS, Singapore Cruise Centre is modern and fresh, incorporating nautical elements that reflect the nearby island destinations. Both Batam and Bintan are popular destinations from Singapore. The main retail space at both the arrival and departure areas has been expanded to 6,000 sq ft. to accommodate over 6.3 million ferry passengers and 560,000 cruise passengers annually.
The DFS HarbourFront departure store is also home to an exclusive Whiskey Bar and Cocktail Bar, where guests can sample from a range of whiskies or indulge themselves in specialty cocktails made from fresh ingredients by DFS’ in-house bartenders.
Located within Destination Singapore Beach Road, a new hotel managed by the Park Hotel Group; Folklore celebrates Singapore heritage food and the role it plays in cultural harmony in our multi-ethnic nation.
Brainchild of Chef Damian D’Silva, the menu constitutes a nostalgic homage to the food he grew up with as a child of Eurasian-Peranakan parentage. Heirloom dishes reflective of the major racial cuisines of Singapore are made from scratch, without shortcuts or compromise, using authentic - largely manual - kitchen methods.
The experience is of being a guest at Chef Damian’s family dinners around the table. Bottles of in-house-made sauces and mixes, along with giveaway recipe cards encourage home cooking, furthering Chef Damian’s ardent advocacy of preserving and propagating Singapore’s culinary heritage.
The gastronomic stretch of Hong Kong Street, lined with the city’s top restaurants and bars, has a new company in Amò, the smart-casual Italian eatery and bar by established restaurateur-chef Beppe De Vito of the ilLido Group.
Amò continues the Group’s continuous mission to elevate the Italian dining scene in Singapore, by combining Italian traditions with contemporary innovation at a high perceived value.
The menu comes in sharing portions to encourage interaction, ranging from an assortment of antipasti, salads and sides, to pre-sliced pizzas and large mains such as Spaghettoni with Boston Lobster and Tarragon, Butter Roasted Golden Chicken with Grilled Corn Custard, Grilled Octopus with Friggitelli Peppers and Calabrian Chili Vinaigrette and Grilled Angus Beef Tagliata with Sunchoke Mash. Its House Cured Meats and Cheese Platter also features a selection of specialty salami by sister restaurant &SONS.
In true Italian hospitality, a relaxed bar welcomes Amò's guests on arrival at the restaurant for casual drinks and aperitifs. The beverage list boasts an all-Italian selection of wines, beers and spirit-forward cocktails. A hot spot for social drinks and corporate entertaining, the cocktail menu concentrates on refreshing coolers that are built on classic Italian tipples while an impressive rotation of up to twenty wines are offered by the glass using the Coravin system at any time.
Taking over a sprawling shop house that had its origins as a warehouse since the 1950s, the 90-seater restaurant celebrates the heritage of its location with its post-industrial design concept.
They have a private indoor dining room, specially carved out to host intimate occasions and gatherings for 12 guests.
Unique to the unit that houses Amò is an outdoor courtyard featuring a larger-than-life hand-painted wall illustration by local artist Venetia Stravens. The charming terrace accommodates up to 40 guests for dining under the stars.
ARTRA is a 99-yr mixed-use property development located right beside Redhill MRT. The block will be 44-storeys high and will house 400 residential units, a childcare centre, a supermarket and more all under one roof.
ARTRA is the best definition of city fringe living. Just 4 MRT stops to Raffles Place (CBD), 4 MRT stops to One-North area and a short drive to Orchard Road; residents can enjoy the convenience of this accessible location. Expressways such as CTE and AYE situated nearby shortens travel/car-drive time around Singapore.
Introducing a sanctuary of alluring contrasts: The Creek @ Bukit is ensconced in the heart of nature, yet intimately linked to all the conveniences of life.
Located just off iconic Bukit Timah Road with easy access to the PIE and BKE, it puts you in the centre of all that Singapore has to offer.
The Creek @ Bukit sits at the highest point of the entire estate and offers great views of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Singapore city skyline.
You can select from a stunning range of luxurious SOHO-Style units, Maisonettes and Penthouses. Typical units enjoy 3.6m floor to floor heights, and selected units boast 5m heights, providing stylish loft design residences that expand the usable space at your disposal.
Maisonettes can also be uniquely customised to create a home like no other. Commanding an elevated position amidst a low-rise district, residents in The Creek @ Bukit can enjoy pleasant views every day.
A pretty long name for a restaurant indeed but it is also known to many as Hamburg Steak Keisuke.
The restaurant serves one of Japan's most well-loved national dishes, the hamburg (say han-ba-ga) steak. They have only two items on the menu being Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Set and Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg Set. Each set meal comes with a prime US beef patty served on a sizzling hot plate with free flow of eggs cooked eight ways, and salad, rice and miso soup.
The latest branch of LeNu by Paradise Group is now at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Offering diners bowls of delectable noodles with choices of broth include collagen-rich pork bone soup or braised beef broth, or simply noodles tossed in their homemade sauce. Or pair them with different meat selections including pork, chicken and beef. At LeNu, you’ll always have that perfectly customised bowl of Chinese noodles.
At LeNu, they aim to showcase the years of hard work and skills by the culinary masters of Chinese cuisine and re-create the perfect essence of traditional Chinese noodles served in many variations.
Simmered over slow fire for more than 12 hours, their pork bone soup has a dense flavour with high content of protein and collagen. 18 hours of hard work are put into their braised beef broth, using premium ingredients for the rich taste of beef.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced the completion of construction for its new passenger terminal building, Terminal 4 (T4). The next stage of development will be focused on its interior fittings, as well as preparing it for operations as the terminal will open in the second half of the year.
Construction work on the new terminal, located at the southern end of Changi Airport, commenced in early 2014. In addition to the two-storey passenger terminal building, the construction involved the development of two multi-storey car parks providing 1,700 parking spaces, a two-storey taxi holding area, as well as three vehicular and pedestrian bridges spanning across Airport Boulevard to create new channels of access to T4.
A 68-metre high ramp control tower has also been constructed to enhance air traffic controllers’ management of aircraft movements in the apron and taxiways around the terminal. Completed in under three years, the T4 project involved over 4,000 workers at the peak of its construction works.
For the first time at Changi Airport, T4 will see a terminal-wide implementation of fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives to enhance passenger experience and operational efficiency. The preparatory works in the lead-up to its opening will involve the installation and testing of key airport systems and processes including the new FAST self-service and automated options covering check-in, bag-drop, immigration clearance and boarding.
There will also be training and familiarisation programmes organised for airport staff and partners, to prepare them for operations in the new terminal.
The Warehouse Hotel’s flagship restaurant, Po, is a refined modern Singaporean concept presenting an array of local classics and elevated Singaporean staples by Chef-Partner Willin Low (founder of Wild Rocket, one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) and The Lo & Behold Group.
Po seeks to bridge the gap between our nation’s vibrant culinary heritage and rich collective memories of home cooked specialties. The beverage offering features a tightly curated selection of tipples which will bring to life the heritage of The Warehouse Hotel alongside premium craft Asian spirits and fine wines.
From humble beginnings of a small hawker stall at Defu Lane to a flagship restaurant iconic Singapore Flyer, Seafood Paradise was the first restaurant by Paradise Group and had set the base to grow into a culinary selection of restaurants catering to both the local and international market. They have now opened at the iconic Marina Bay Sands.
Chief among these delectable creations is our own take on the Singapore Chilli Crab – a version that is well-received by tourists, seniors and children alike. But most celebrated of all is probably our Creamy Butter Crab made from secret ingredients known only to Paradise chefs.
Singapore‘s Park Hotel Group has expanded its portfolio with the opening of a new upscale hotel in Alexandra.
Connected to the Alexandra Central Shopping Mall, the new hotel offers 442 rooms and suites, all featuring complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is also a selection of club rooms and the top floor Crystal Club Lounge, which offers a range of facilities for premium guests.
On the seventh floor there is a 25 metre infinity-edge swimming pool with swim-up pool, and a large deck area that can also be used for events. Other MICE facilities include a 150-pax capacity function room that can be divided for smaller events.
In terms of F&B, the Park Hotel Alexandra’s Carvery restaurant specialises in Western cuisine, while the lobby level Coffee Belt serves pastries and wraps.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Hot on the heels of the popular halal-certified FIX Cafe, The Food Explorer F&B Group has just released the newest addition to their brand of casual eateries. Here comes FIX Grill, a casual mediterranean grill concept.
Built on the same promise as FIX Cafe, FIX Grill offers “Original Handmade Goods” of the edible kind and sets itself apart with a few choice touches.
The kitchen’s attention to detail can be seen in its range of creative appetisers, each component carefully put together to achieve a harmony of flavours in each dish. One such appetiser is the Watermelon and Prawn Salad. The watermelon cubes in the salad are first compressed, concentrating and enhancing the sweetness of each morsel, before being topped with contrasting flavours of crumbled feta, crunchy almonds and poached prawns and finished with a honey lemon verbena dressing.
Another appetiser not to be missed is the Hokkaido Scallops on Quinoa. These plump scallops are sweet & juicy and lend a delicious flavour to the bed of quinoa and grilled corn it sits on, perfectly complemented with a homemade romesco sauce.
Coming with a group of friends? The Assorted FIX Grill Platter of Skewers makes a great dish for sharing. This is no ordinary platter of meat cubes, expect creative items like Greek Beef Keftedes skewers, Lamb Moussaka skewers, Chicken Tsukune Yakitori skewers and Homemade Prawn & Fish Cake skewers, all grilled to perfection and served with a delicious homemade pumpkin mash and potato crisps.
There is a good selection of mains with sufficient variety to suit any palate. Pasta lovers can choose between the vegetarian Primavera Pasta, Seafood Pasta in a light broth or a hearty Homemade Beef Lasagna.
Meat lovers will delight in the Bone-in Beef Shortribs, slow-cooked for 24 hours to achieve a succulent texture and delicious beefy flavour. Or the Slow-Roasted Half Chicken which is tender, juicy and served with a porcini cream sauce.
Seafood lovers have not been missed with a FIX Lobster Roll featuring chunks of meat from a whole lobster tail in a creamy mayonnaise in a buttery soft homemade brioche bun. The Pan-seared Salmon on Wild Rice also makes for a great kid-friendly dish.
A perfect accompaniment to the dishes from the grill, FIX Grill also offers a range of Handcrafted Sodas made from fresh fruits and herbs. Take your pick from Strawberry & Sweet Basil, Pineapple & Passionfruit, Ginger & Lime or Kiwi & Mint, all refreshing in taste and delightfully colourful.
Champagne and wine connoisseurs can look forward to Time & Flow Champagne, a premium organic champagne and wine salon and academy, where you can discover a plethora of distinctive flavours of exclusive wines and champagnes offered.
Time & Flow Champagne will also conduct workshops on wine and champagne at their academy, in partnership with Sarment Group. Renowned for its team of world-class sommeliers, you can learn about the intricate subtleties of wine and its rich history from Mr Julien Drevon, Head Sommelier South East Asia of Sarment Group.
The latest concept of the Yoi Group, which also manages Chikuwa Tei at 9 Mohamed Sultan Road, Manzoku ("satisfaction or æ»¡è¶³" in Japanese) aims to bring exactly that - satisfaction - to you.
In addition to the usual sashimi favourites available at Chikuwa Tei, Manzoku also offers a classic yakitori menu.
Nestled on the first floor of a lovingly restored shophouse along Purvis Street. They pride themselves on using only the freshest sourced produce and fishes across Japan and proudly handmade sauces, including their shoyu sauce and teriyaki sauce.
The Projector is a new independent cinema offering a good selection of curated films.
They have got 2 cinema screens; the first one being more formal, the second one introduces a whole new experience through design.
A dynamic alternative to the common cineplex, The Projector revives a historic movie theatre as an independent creative platform that brings together the best of films, one-of-a-kind events, versatile spaces and delectable fare. Brought to life by a collaborative partnership between Pocket Projects, FARM, and Group Therapy, The Projector is not your average cinema.