Dimbulah Coffee has recently opened their new bistro concept outlet within the Raffles Hospital complex.
The stylish bistro offers a gourmet menu and full bar service – open until late evenings.
Beverage highlights at Dimbulah include their signature coffees like Dimbulah Piccolo Latte and Dimbulah Flat White. The bar carries German beer, Veltins Grevensteiner, which is a unique lager from the Veltins brewery and is named after the place where it comes from - Grevenstein.
Lovingly nurtured, Dimbulah's exclusive Arabica coffee is grown, harvested, and roasted to perfection on their plantation, Dimbulah Mountain Estate.
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.
Singapore's first and only French restaurant dedicated to serving authentic soufflés and casseroles is now open in the heart of Duxton Hill!
Celebrating French classics and boasting Parisian chic, Soufflé serves a delectable array of light, airy soufflés in both savoury and sweet varieties, including Comté Cheese Soufflé, as well as time-honoured classics such as the Grand Marnier et Orange Confites Soufflé. For a taste of regional French favourites, savour their range of traditional casseroles, such as the hearty Boeuf Bourguignon, Parmentier de Canard and Poulet Basquaise, fresh from the oven!
Enjoy a quiet moment of solitary bliss with one of their dishes, or order a variety for sharing amongst a group of loved ones. To accompany your meal, they also offer a lovely array of carefully-curated wines direct from France. C'est vraiment délicieux!
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 2â€‹022, 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.
â€‹WHC 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.
From 14 January 2019, National University Hospital's outpatient paediatric services will be consolidated within a one-stop centre which was made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Khoo Teck Puat. Their new centre, NUHkids Specialist Centre, focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that is child-centric and family-friendly.
The overall ‘playscape’ design concept is inspired by nature. Studies have shown that through good play, a child’s body, mind and soul are stimulated which encourages interaction and creative development. The ‘playscape’ ethos begins from the arrival atrium. Its environment and interiors serve to provide your child and family a holistic care experience.
Their 10-storey outpatient centre is visually prominent with a lofty 14m-high arrival atrium, rising above the surrounding buildings. A clear separation of vehicular and pedestrian flow ensures a safe arrival and facilitates registration.
The spacious atrium aims to promote intuitive way finding for visitors arriving via different transports or from other buildings within the Kent Ridge campus. The linkway on the fourth level will connect the new centre to the Main Building, allowing integration with existing facilities (including inpatient facilities and services) and maximising operational efficiency for the existing and new services. The experience of each visit focuses on two essential aspects: one-stop convenience and a delighted child.
In order for paediatric consultation to be a pleasant experience for the child and the accompanying caregiver, they aim to provide a cosy and comfortable environment where stress is taken out of the visit.
Your child and family will first be greeted with an explosion of colours at their city-themed atrium. The journey to the upper storeys sees a nature-themed reception and waiting areas which will lead to the outdoor playground.
Traditional seating and room configuration are replaced by modular furniture that serve as play objects and resting areas. The sky gardens are adjacent to the waiting areas on every floor. This access to daylight and the outdoors creates a therapeutic environment integral for a healing experience.
Waiting time is translated into play time in the themed (i.e. rainforest, savannah, arctic) waiting area as the child climbs, crawls, interacts and explores the theme-inspired features within observatory vicinity of the parents.
The new centre will change the experience of a visit to the hospital for both the child as well as the accompanying caregiver.
Just a few minutes walking distance from Farrer Park and Bendemeer MRT Stations, the hotel offers easy access to all key business and leisure areas of Singapore, including Orchard, Bugis, Chinatown and Marina Bay, as well as, Suntec Convention Centre and National Stadium. Guests can enjoy a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options including 24-hour Mustafa Centre.
Featuring 119 modern design rooms, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon is the smart choice for savvy travellers who are looking for the best location combined with the best value in Singapore Serangoon area, offering an affordable and hassle-free stay. Start the day right with our all-inclusive Express Start Breakfastwith Grab & Go option and stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Get the most out of your stay with our 24-hour fitness centre, self-service laundry facility and meeting room for up to eight persons.
Melding Singapore’s rich heritage and European tradition, Six Senses Maxwell debuts on December 1, 2018 as the second landmark urban property in the Six Senses collection of hotels, following the Six Senses Duxton opening in April. Both hotels occupy historical buildings in Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar district and each radiates its own distinct personality and charm, while reflecting the neighborhood’s past as a trading center and current status as a vibrant downtown cultural enclave.
Housed in a colonial-style 19th century heritage building, the 138-room Six Senses Maxwell will feature a historically significant Indentures Collection. These comprise vintage land transaction documents that offer a fascinating glimpse into the development of Singapore and the Straits Settlements in the 1800s and early 1900s. The collection represents an historical “paper trail” tracing modern Singapore’s evolution from its beginnings as a swampy, untamed trading port established by Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar for the East India Company to its time under the British Crown, and finally its emergence as an independent nation in 1965.
This rich sense of intertwined Asian and European history is tastefully imbued in Six Senses Maxwell’s warm and stylish interior, fashioned by the famed designer Jacques Garcia with alluring touches in burnished timber finishes and lightened up with elegant paintwork.
“Our Six Senses Maxwell property brings alive and celebrates the heritage and traditions of Singapore’s past, while reflecting a warm European influence and personality,” says General Manager Murray Aitken. “Guests here and at Six Senses Duxton not only have the opportunity to utilize facilities at both properties, they will also be able to truly appreciate the cultural and historical backdrop that makes these experiences special and true to the local culture.”
Keeping with local customs, Six Senses Maxwell will also be home to a traditional ice cream tricycle where complimentary Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwiches will be served by an “Uncle” (a respectful term of address for an elder male in Singapore) to hotel guests. Made of a slab of ice cream wrapped up in a slice of rainbow- colored bread, these longstanding local favorites come in a variety of flavors, ranging from chocolate, mint and mango, to more unique twists such as sweet corn, durian and red bean, all made using only organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. In line with Six Senses’ sustainability practices, the ice cream tricycle will use a solar-powered generator to keep the ice cream sandwiches refrigerated.
Six Senses Maxwell features five spa pods, each with an ensuite bathroom, where you can unwind with a selection of holistic wellness and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists and visiting practitioners. There is also a relaxation room and an outdoor rooftop lap pool with a sundeck, bar and lounge area. Next to the lap pool, a modern gym features cardio equipment, weights machines and functional training elements where guests can enjoy fun workouts at all levels.
A Special Opening Offer is available for direct bookings online via sixsenses.com. Guests can enjoy a 15 percent savings on the Best Available Rate and the offer includes daily breakfast for 2 people, a guaranteed room upgrade and a signature cocktail for 2 persons. *Terms & Conditions apply.
The Changi General Hospital (CGH) Medical Centre has officially opened. This latest addition to the CGH Campus is designed to enable multi-disciplinary consultation and facilitate integrated specialist outpatient care for more than 1 million residents in eastern Singapore.
The medical centre enhances specialist outpatient care for eastern Singapore through design and process innovation. It has also been designed to care for patients with complex medical conditions in a more integrated way with the 'Multi-Specialty Practices'. Through the MSPs, a patient is able to see two or more healthcare professionals in one appointment.
With the opening of this medical centre;, it advances the overall CGH Campus Vision, which is a concerted 'whole of hospital' approach to transform care based on patients' and the community's evolving needs.
The CGH Medical Centre features 136 consultation rooms for specialist outpatient care and minor surgery rooms that would take the load off operating theatres in the main hospital building.
Once a military outpost in 1904, this heritage building has been meticulously restored as The Barracks Hotel. The Barracks Hotel at Sentosa takes guests back to a cherished time of romance and charm, offering exquisite service with attention to every detail, and an overall timeless experience. Luxury of space is evident in its 40 well-designed guestrooms and suites. The décor is sophisticated and elegant, befitting of the hotel’s colonial past.
Set amidst the tranquillity and privacy of the heritage buildings, an exclusive pool provides the idyllic setting for guests to take a dip or lounge with a classic cocktail. The suites on the ground level have direct access to the pool and private jacuzzi at The Barracks Hotel.
Opening soon in April 2019, Village Hotel at Sentosa is the newest addition to the Village brand by Far East Hospitality.
It is also one of the three hotels with a combined 839 rooms which are expected to open in Sentosa mid next year, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and attract local staycation enthusiasts.
Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique experience for families, as well as leisure and meeting groups, providing opportunities to discover the rich culture and heritage of its surroundings. The cosy 606-room hotel is decorated in sun-washed hues of nature by the sea. From design, ambience to the choice of furnishings, Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique offering on the island with brand new amenities and activities.
Surrounded by exciting retail and dining options at the Mess Hall, the adjacent Events Centre also offers over 800 square metres of flexible meeting space, making it a choice for corporate retreats, meetings and social events.
Three hotels with a combined 839 rooms are expected to open in Sentosa in 2019, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and drawing more local staycation enthusiasts. Far East Hospitality is the operator of these three new properties.
The hotels, found in the Palawan area of Sentosa, will be located just a stone's throw away from the Imbiah monorail station and across the road from Universal Studios Singapore. They span about 45,000 sqm - or the size of 4.5 football fields.
The Outpost Hotel at Sentosa presents a trendy island getaway for adults and couples. Inspired by Sentosa's Heritage as a colonial military base, The Outpost Hotel transports guests back to a time of exploration and discovery. The 193 guestrooms are a stylish interpretation of colonial black and white design, with crisp lines and a sharply contrasting palette. With its own rooftop pool and bar, The Outpost Hotel offers a picturesque backdrop for evening cocktails, candlelit dinners and intimate celebrations.
The restaurant on the hotel's rooftop allows a panoramic view as you bask in the beautiful sunset and enjoy the daily firework displays from Wings of Time. Surrounded by exciting retail and dining options at the Mess Hall, the adjacent Events Centre also offers over 800 square metres of flexible meeting space, making it a choice for corporate retreats, meetings and social events.
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) forms a vital part of Singapore's master plan to provide quality and accessible care to better serve the healthcare needs in North-Eastern Singapore.
Offering a wide spectrum of specialist clinics and co-located with Sengkang Community Hospital, SKH will be part of the newest integrated hospital campus delivering multidisciplinary and patient-centric care covering all major healthcare disciplines.
Reflecting their mission of achieving better health together, SKH's team of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals practise multidisciplinary and team-based care. Patients are treated holistically and will benefit from having a primary doctor (specialist) oversee and coordinate their care throughout their hospitalisation stay and follow-up. For patients who need longer-term rehabilitative care, they can be seamlessly transferred from the general hospital to the community hospital to receive the appropriate care during their recovery.
As part of the hospital's efforts to provide integrated care for patients, their multidisciplinary care team works with polyclinics, general practitioners and other healthcare providers to provide longer-term care for chronic disease management through follow-ups with patients and ensuring timely and appropriate access to specialist care for acute and complex cases.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, a leader in luxury hospitality worldwide, unveils a collection of renovated rooms, elevating the urban Hotel to a new level of modern luxury and unique grace. Combining intimacy and elegance, the enhancement sees the return of cutting edge interior designers Hirsch Bedner Associates, who led the renovations of their Jiang-Nan Chun restaurant in 2016 and the opening of the Hotel in 1994.
Influenced by the nearby Singapore Botanic Gardens, a lush UNESCO World Heritage Site, the contemporary interiors of the newly renovated rooms feature a natural colour palette dusted with cool blue tones and lime green accents, inspired by the water and tropical lotus leaves of the Garden’s Swan Lake. Each room features a mural wall composition of traditional Peranakan tiles, adding an artistic touch and reminiscent of Singapore’s rich and multicultural heritage. Peranakan culture represents the union between two major ethnicities of the Straits Peninsula - a result of Singapore’s historical significance as a major trading port.
The wide range of accommodation options offer something everyone among the Hotel’s clientele. From families to business travellers, as well as couples, guests will be immersed in sophisticated comfort and plush interiors. All rooms and suites also boast large floor-to-ceiling windows providing sweeping views of the city and surrounding greenery, brightening up the rooms with plenty of natural light. Just steps from the city’s shopping and commercial heart, the Hotel provides convenient access to the Central Business District and main tourist attractions.
Read more about their new collection of rooms here.
Expected to be ready in 2023, Singapore General Hospital's new Emergency Medicine Building on the SGH Campus will be equipped with facilities and services to better manage patients with emergency conditions. As the new building has easy access to the expertise of many disciplines, the hospital is able to initiate expedient and coordinated care for its patients.
SGH constantly builds capabilities in emergency medicine to stay ahead of changing healthcare needs. This includes preparedness to handle national emergnecis including mass casualty incidents and disease outbreaks. They enhance diagnostic and treatment abilities through education, research and collaboration.
Strategically located on the SGH Campus, the Emergency Medicine Building will be connected with the main hospital complex to allow pateints timely access to multi-disciplinary care. Besides emergency medicine related facilities, the building will also house the Acute Medical Ward, Hospital Decontamination Station and other support services.
Discover a world of imagination and exploration with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's new family accommodations, facilities and offerings that encourage fun, peace of mind, family time and learning through play.
The 9th floor of the hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing is dedicated to family travellers. 5 themed Family Suites offer an immersive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds. 19 Deluxe Family Rooms, ideal for families and guests travelling with young children, are also available on the same floor.
An interactive indoor and outdoor play space, spanning 2,150 square metres in total - Buds by Shangri-La - is located on level 1 of the Tower Wing and features specially curated installations to take younger guests on a journey of discovery through 4 key narratives: embracing nature, adventure, camaraderie and independence.
The Themed Family Suite allows your children’s imaginations to soar high or run wild with 5 fun themes: Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari or Treetop. Thoughtful touches, including a dream bed and treasure shelf in Children’s room, two bathrooms with the larger designed for children.
The unique whimsical interiors at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s themed family suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed. The bed and complementing carpets are all custom-made and the settings are perfect for kids to escape into another world.
You can also request for children’s movies or board games to keep the young ones entertained while you snack on the complimentary goodies.
Every aspect of the new themed family suites has been carefully planned — even the location of the Themed Family Suite and Deluxe Family Room is deliberate: each Themed Family Suite is connected to a Deluxe Family Room, allowing the possibility of transforming the rooms into one ‘jumbo family room’ that caters to bigger families.
With expert harmonious integration of century-old conservation shophouse and contemporary architectural style, the new Grand Park City Hall fashions modernity fused with classical charm.
A five-star luxury hotel in Singapore, occupying a prime spot in Singapore’s Civic District and close to the Central Business District (CBD), expect warm, thoughtful hospitality, innovative yet familiar destination dining and technological enhancements to welcome you to a brand new seamless hotel guest experience.
Currently undergoing a transformation, the hotel transformation is on track for full completion by the end of Q1 2018. The new facilities in progress includes the Rooftop Garden which will be a gorgeous event space and a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool.
Their new entrance, lobby, restaurant and bar are now open. You can take a virtual tour here and can also read more about its restaurant, Tablescape.
Their new 30-sqm Crystal Club Deluxe Room depicts a mix of elegance, modernity and simplicity with its materials and lines layering. The guestroom exudes a cosy ambience and soothing elegance in its versatile and modern space. Take luxury to the next level with access to the exclusive Crystal Club.
Guests can download the Grand Park City Hall (GPCH) app (iTunes App Store or Google Playstore) and gain instant control with mobile key functions such as pre-arrival registration, self check-in, mobile key access to your guestroom and in-room electronics control, and direct in-app messaging with the hotel team.
In a prestigious neighbourhood just a stone’s throw away from Orchard Road sits a stunning new lifestyle hub – the 254-room Novotel Singapore on Stevens and 518-room Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Step into this lush urban paradise equipped with an infinity pool, lap pool, tennis court, 24-hour gym, 9 meeting spaces, ballrooms and 14 dining outlets.
Relax and make the most of your stay in their modern smoke-free rooms. Enjoy full-serviced comfort and serenity set amongst lush greenery alongside high speed Wi-Fi, web TV and eco-friendly shower amenities. Plunge into bed and be assured of a comfortable and relaxing night’s sleep in our high quality plush bedding.
Business or leisure? They’ve got it all covered.
Modern and contemporary decor of their rooms & suites, is to offer you a quiet, comfortable retreat in the heart of vibrant Singapore, designed with your comfort in mind.
Share good times with friends and family over international wines and inspired cocktails, along with the finest International cuisine at their Food & Beverage outlets.
Developed by Oxley Holdings Limited, the intergrated lifestyle hub on Stevens Road features 2 renowned hotels with a total of 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests.
Located next to each other, both hotels will offer more choices for guests and the unique opportunity of experiencing both brands.
The development of both Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens is Oxley’s maiden venture into hotel development. With a diversified development and investment portfolio, Oxley is making its mark as a strong local and international property developer.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens is about 3 minutes from Orchard Road, Asia's famous entertainment and shopping belt. Explore Singapore with convenient public transport, including a bus stop right at the hotel doorstep and Stevens and Orchard MRT subway stations close by. Unlock your Singapore adventures by visiting Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO Heritage Site, as well as cultural districts of Chinatown and Little India.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens features 518 tastefully designed rooms, with suites and rooms on the Premier Floor that gives access to the exclusive Premier Lounge.
With the Food & Beverage outlets within the hotel; Mercure celebrates the food and invite people to share and mingle. Either around a bottle of wine and cheese platters at Winestone or with homemade pizzas and sustainable coffees at FudeBar, they aim to connect people.
For business needs; their meeting rooms come with the latest Hi-Tech equipment, natural daylight and a large foyer area. With a dedicated experienced and professional team at your service, just focus on what matters the most to you.
Occupying the 22nd to 33rd floor of the Royal Square at Novena mixed-use development, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is strategically located at the doorstep of Health City Novena, directly linked to Novena MRT station.
The area's tallest hotel, Courtyard Singapore Novena welcomes you to the city centre with spacious downtown accommodations and panoramic views of the cityscape and skyline.
Enjoy effortless relaxation in spacious hotel rooms appointed with contemporary essentials and plush bedding.
Take a dip in their stylish rooftop infinity pool and energize your body in their well-equipped fitness center.
Savor delectable cuisine in their vibrant restaurant and sip expertly crafted cocktails at their scenic rooftop bar.
Do business in versatile, sophisticated meeting space and enjoy an ideal location near premier hospitals, medical centers, historic Little India and specialist stores on Orchard Road.
Surrounded by the historic Kampong Glam and Little India districts, the iconic Marina Bay area and the Bras Basah Bugis arts hub, Andaz Singapore aims to be an extension of its surrounding neighbourhoods, celebrating local people, culture and community traditions. By infusing the hotel’s environs into its guest experience, they want guests to arrive visitors but depart feeling like locals. When you are not exploring the area, you can enjoy the hotel, work out in the 24-hour fitness centre; have a drink in the rooftop bar or experience street dining in the sky.
Designed by esteemed interior architect Andre Fu of The Upper House fame, all 342 of Andaz Singapore hotel guestrooms are inspired by the locale, with each of the organic, fluid spaces featuring warm russet and mustard tones frequently found in Indian and Malay handicrafts, as well as wood-style tiling to create a natural, earthy feel. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood spaces with natural light and frame stunning views of Singapore’s skyline, Bras Basah Bugis and Kampong Glam. Luxurious features include spacious daybeds, plush carpeting and rainshowers.
Located at an all-new wing of the mall specially built for the concept, the sprawling two-storey block is also Orchard’s largest terrace designed for all-day alfresco dining.
Situated by one of Orchard’s busiest intersections, the outdoor duplex aptly features the crossing of four different cuisines from the East and the West. Opened throughout the day from 9:30am till late, a central menu integrates each restaurant’s specialty dishes, allowing diners to order across concepts.
The ground floor of the duplex is the comeback place for burger joint &Made, and the third home of Spanish tapas bar Sabio Orchard.
With a total seating capacity of 220 people across the four spaces, the 4300 square feet venue is also ideal for private events of up to 500 people.
A joint partnership between DHM and Robinsons, expansion plans to bring the same model in different locations throughout Asia and Middle East are scheduled in the future.
The National University Hospital (NUH) has set up a new dedicated facility, called the NUH Sports Centre, to provide integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions for recreational and elite athletes, as well as military personnel.
The range of facilities in the NUH Sports Centre, situated at Lower Kent Ridge Road, includes an orthopaedic sports surgery clinic, a sports medicine clinic, a children’s sports clinic, and a sports physiotherapy and exercise clinic.
It also provides sports imaging and acupuncture services, and a fully-equipped gym.
The next piece in a multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan for the Singapore General Hospital Outram Campus is a new National Cancer Centre by 2020. It will be bigger and better than the current place, boosting treatment for patients.
The new facility will be able to accommodate a Proton machine weighing around 200 tonnes.
The state-of the-art cancer-killer can target tumours with sub-millimetre precision, so there is less collateral damage to surrounding tissues or organs during treatment.
Cancer is the top killer here, accounting for 30 per cent of the 19,393 deaths last year. It is also the second major cause for hospitalisation, after accidents, poisoning and violence.
EDD+ is a new lifestyle concept furniture gallery.
Inspired by the uniqueness of nature forms, EDD+ endeavours to deliver exquisite furniture and crafts that enliven our living spaces. Each piece is painstakingly handcrafted to reflect its charming characteristics, evolving into a timeless and unique style.
They are passionate in bringing you statement pieces that transpires beyond functionality, infusing nature’s beauty with modern materials through traditional techniques. Most of their pieces are sourcedfrom Central Java.
Be it for your homes, showrooms, retails, or hospitality environments, they believe you will find fond affinity to something at EDD+ that will make a meaningful difference to your ambience.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
With Singapore as the backdrop, Unravel presents a series of real-life escape rooms, inspired by local urban legends and iconic landmarks. Woven together with a compelling storyline, Unravel puts you in the shoes of a team of private detectives, working together with the main protagonist, Kai, as he embarks on a journey to crack some of the most baffling mysteries.
Consisting of four unique experiences, you have the opportunity to take the road down memory lane with rooms themed after the former Changi Hospital, the old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah, the classic Dragon playground and the now defunct Fort Pasir Panjang. Whilst immersed in these settings, you will have to rely on a combination of wits, lateral thinking, courage and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and unravel the secrets behind each story in order to escape from the locked room within 60 minutes.
Conceptualized by a team of Singaporeans looking to take real-life escape rooms to the next level, Unravel features original, exciting content and in a first for escape rooms in Singapore, a competitive gameplay element where teams can strategize against one another as they attempt to escape in the fastest time possible.
Providing a hint of nostalgia, a 14 metre long mural wall with landmarks from the yesteryears of Singapore lines Unravel’s store front and gives a chronological narration of Singapore’s colorful past. Key highlights include the now-demolished National Theatre, Capitol Theatre and Har Par Villa.
As Déliciae’s founder and CEO Olivier Bendel believes that every bar has a shelf life, a revamp seemed only natural for 83 Club Street – the oldest bar on Club Street. 83 was free, fun and a bit decadent – this will remain the same with Bumbo Rum Club.
Olivier had always imagined a place filled with fun and laughter over tantalizing food and specialty cocktails. Bumbo, a word that evokes playfulness and gaiety, is a perfect representation of that belief. As a connoisseur of the notorious pirates’ drink, he wanted Rum to be the focus. Bumbo, also a drink made from rum, water, sugar and nutmeg, was a hot favorite in the Caribbean when piracy was rampant. With such delicate nuances in the word, Bumbo Rum Club was thus conceived.
Further inspiration by muses such as the iconic Caribbean palm tree and the Caribbean Sea helped conceptualize BRC’s overall design. An aged-barrels feature wall additionally instills a sense of rusticity reminiscent of olden day pirate ships and Caribbean holidays. One novel and unique highlight of BRC is the Bumbo Bell, which resembles an antique Ship’s Bell. Whoever rings the bell, must buy shots for everyone inside the club! Once the bell is rung, BRC will close its doors within 3 minutes. Everyone inside then gets a special BRC shot from the bell-ringer. Join the BRC Hall Of Fame by buying the most shots.
Boasting a whopping collection of 76 rums from more than 20 countries, 7 homemade infused rums as well as 25 exquisite rum cocktails, BRC was created for rum lovers. Cocktail aficionados, try the signature Bumbo Rum Club Cocktail for a sweet touch. Or get adventurous with Discover The Bumbo Rum Club – made with four different rums and BRC secret ingredients! Choose from four enticing punch bowl flavors for sharing if you are more than two; or simply work your way through all.
The mouth-watering menu of Caribbean goodness will also be more than enough to keep your palate satisfied throughout the night. Influenced by South American, Caribbean and South USA cuisine and using only the finest and freshest ingredients, the food at BRC will explode a myriad of flavors in your mouth.
Want a tasty refreshing appetizer? Choose from their Salmon, Sea Bass or Prawn Ceviches; or get a trio for sampling. For some zest and slight spice, order the Cuban Tomato Tartine – a delicious concoction of toasted garlic bread, juicy tomatoes, cheese and bits of jalapenos. Carnivores, go for the delectable Costillas de Cerdo
(Blackcurrant Pork Ribs). Melt-in-your-mouth tenderness mixed with a subtle sweetness of fresh blackcurrants will create a magical combination that leaves you wanting more.
With special themed programs lined up every night, you will always be entertained. Step into Bumbo Rum Club and be transported to the world of Caribbean sensuality and tastes.