Designed by some of the best professional minds in the world and crafted after meaningful contributions from their own teachers, GIIS SMART Campus (Global Indian International School) is the most technologically-advanced SMART campus in Singapore and is a ‘Nest’ where students will be nurtured and groomed from a fledgling to a feathered state, through collaborative learning and by using state-of-the-art features. Students will be the central focus of their pedagogy, encouraged to learn science, art and language through newer, personal and meaningful experiences.
Experts have long agreed that classrooms with four-walls, a chalk & black board and a long list of textbooks is a thing of the past. In fact, 21st century learning will be all about innovative learning methodologies in new and flexible space, where smaller and more personal student communities can huddle together to get the best out of the ocean of knowledge and information available at the click of a button. GIIS SMART Campus is the answer to all these modern-day schooling requirements. Their school will be a place where a child be educated through interactive and fun methods of learning, where he/she will express themselves and shape their personalities with ample help from educators and where they will be groomed to innovate and imagine, and be entrepreneurial in spirit to change the world of tomorrow. GIIS SMART Campus is the school of the 21st century.
Keeping students at the centre of their universe, the digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus will be the epitome of new age learning, where every technology, every facility and every design has been carefully formulated to give them the best academic and extracurricular pedagogy for their benefit. SMART features like Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and Sports Analytics fields are in place to give students the best tools in the business to enhance their individual performance in academia as well as extra-curricular activities. The Campus will be a one-stop shop to learn everything from Science, to Arts, to Languages to Skills under a single roof to help your child grow into a well-rounded individual and a responsible citizen of the future.
Although the best architectural minds came up with the 'nest' concept as a nurturing ground for students, it is the valuable inputs from over 100 teachers that have added a personal touch to the design of this 21st century school. Brainstorming, discussing and pooling in ideas from best practises and correct practises in the industry, their dedicated team of teachers indulged in an in-depth and meaningful discussion for over three years to ensure that the right facilities are put in place for the overall benefit of their students during the making of the school. The result is a labour of love and true dedication of these educators who insisted on only the best for their students and made sure they got it.
GRT Jewellers (GRT), India’s renowned jeweller celebrates its 50th anniversary by launching its second international showroom in Singapore, unveiling its spanking new 4,800 sqft outlet in Serangoon Road.
GRT has flourished in India, boasting 38 stores across Asia including the recently launched showroom in Dubai with its exquisite jewellery and exemplary customer service. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, GRT is embarking on a new chapter by stepping outside India into Singapore and Dubai and soon in Malaysia. This big step sees this rich-in-heritage leading Jeweller and a household name in India, tapping new territory.
GRT also takes great pride in its well-trained staff. It is part of the company's ongoing retail commitment to provide a world class shopping experience to its consumers. The new showroom will allow customers to browse the glittering beauties with ease in an exclusive ambiance complemented by excellent service. For those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their home, GRT Live Video Shopping is also an option where customers can view GRT jewellery collections across the globe through a live video. The GRT Live Video Shopping experience allows customers to view any jewellery collection they desire with the assistance of its attentive sales representative online.
Continuously evolving as it crosses its 50th year mark, GRT has seen itself transform from a traditional Indian jeweller to a household name that meticulously crafts jewellery that is not only of high quality but current and in trend.
GRT offers the rarest and finest collections from India thanks to its own manufacturing unit. Its 360 degree service deals not only with Gold and Diamonds but Platinum, Silver, Precious and Semi-Precious stones as well. The brand also has an active presence in the ecommerce platform to cater to customers the world over.
Following a major revamp, Indian fine dining restaurant Yantra is back in business with celebrity chef Hemant Oberoi at its helm.
Yantra is a trendy and chic fine dining restaurant, offering Indian cuisine with inventive recipes and alluring flavours to stimulate the palate and gratify the senses. This exquisite restaurant is ideal for intimate events and large corporate functions with elegant alfresco seating and private dining facilities.
The open concept kitchen, a key feature of the restaurant, displays 4 large custom-made Tandoors which are impeccably laid out behind a glass enclosure. Guests can enjoy watching the chefs whip up breads and meats whilst enjoying their aperitifs. The restaurant has an indoor area of up to 7,000 square feet and an alfresco area of over 4,000 square feet.
Drawing inspiration from the ancient concept of Kama which refers to the energy, desire and passion for life and the pursuit of the pleasure of the senses and aestheticism; Kama British Indian Company Kitchen & Bar is set to explode into the vibrant F&B scene with a buzz equal to its name. With over 20 years of experience in the F&B industry backing it, KAMA is forging ahead to wow the fussy local crowd with a brand new concept that promises to tantalise, reward and engage. The vibrant and dynamic F&B scene in Singapore will welcome an exciting new concept never perfected before until now. Come May 2016, an authentic yet contemporary British Indian Kitchen & Bar will be born - KAMA British Indian Company Kitchen & Bar.
Located strategically along the North Canal Road, a stone’s throw away from the heart of the business district, cash-rich but time-poor executives can nestle and revel in this new gem in the F&B scene.
It was here that our forefathers carved out a living and helped shape the foundation of modern Singapore. It was also here that our British colonial governors paved the way socially and culturally, perfecting the art of working and playing hard. In effect, our English predecessors showed us how to maintain a good work-life balance even before the phrase was invented.
KAMA passionately leverages off our rich historical foundation and expertly blends it with a superior understanding of the highest standards of culinary excellence and execution. Tapping into a wealth of experience both in the kitchen and the floor, KAMA’s team will surprise even the most discerning patron with its superb level of service and food quality.
Occupying a space that boasts of 100 years of history is slightly daunting but a very welcome challenge for KAMA’s team. Drawing inspiration from the original owners who started a humble bird’s nest trading business into a globally leading brand, KAMA hopes to emulate its predecessor’s vision, passion and drive.
Spanning a total of 2,500 square feet of historically-fuelled space, the interior design is soaked with colonial European, West Indies and Eastern European influences – an eclectic mix that blends perfectly together through the vision of the design team headed by Alessandro Lo Giudice who has led and managed Architectural and Interior Design firms in Italy and Singapore in the Residential and Hospitality sector and in the recent years was involved in the interiors of prestigious projects in Asia, China and Africa. As partner and designer of a Boutique Design Firm whose spirit is to keep things focused and discerning, he has inspired the concept of recent successful restaurants and F&B outlets in Singapore.
Guests can expect to enjoy privately intimate yet vibrant experiences at KAMA where they can either choose to mingle with familiar faces or conduct discreet meetings at their discretion – KAMA’s discerning and professional team provide the appropriate level of service and approach.
The second floor space is where the customer experience evolves into a more loungy and relaxed ambience. Replete with a tasteful blend of European design with Eastern motifs, the space is perfect for corporate networking and social gatherings. Guests can always rely on KAMA to be the place where they can even visit on their own and know they will meet like-minded people and enjoy not only great food, drinks and service but also immaculate company.
Eschewing the typical notion of Indian cuisine where the heavy, carbo-filled and rich curried offerings are the norm, KAMA’s menu will borrow the best of West and East in order to pamper our guests with just the right amount of every gastronomic element to enhance their experience.
The spice level is easily controlled as all dishes and curries are cooked ala minute.
Imagine tapas style bites that delights the palate and fills the tummy just right in order to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and the finest selection of beers, wines and whiskies.
At the end of the day, KAMA is a place for discerning lunch and cocktail meetings, post-office gatherings, romantic dates, happy hour sessions amongst friends, launch events and indulgent weekend brunches that never ends.
Aryaa is the first restaurant in Singapore to offer diners a chance to embark on a unique culinary journey along the food route of world renowned conqueror, Alexander the Great. The entire concept from its interior to the food is carefully curated to take you on the culinary pilgrimage of Alexander as he travelled across continents making Aryaa a place where history meets cuisine.
The interior of the restaurant boasts an incredibly grand setting fit for kings. Aryaa exudes an ambience of royalty and nobility of the Bronze Age with copper tones and noteworthy décor with lighting and display right out of an art exhibition.
Across the Mediterranean and the Middle East into the Indian subcontinents, the cuisine at Aryaa features a spread like no other without breaking the bank. Aryaa’s chefs are devoted to honouring the history of these cuisines. Each of their expertise in Mediterranean and North Indian cuisine with years of training, combined with fresh ingredients and wholesome cooking make the culinary experience truly exquisite.
From the Greek menu, chef’s recommendations like the Garides Saganaki and the Moussaka will delight aficionados of Greek cuisine. Another hot favourite is the Moroccan Tagine which is slow-cooked lamb cooked in its own juices, served with rich gravy and mashed potato.
From the North Indian Subcontinent, one dish you can’t get enough of is Pasrur Malai Tikka, a moist and tender chicken kebab lapped in creamy cheese, lemon juice and coriander. Also recommended is the Galauti Kebab, a succulent lamb kebab cooked to perfection so that it melts in your mouth.
The restaurant transforms into a bar and lounge by night, for patrons to feast and make merry all night. Enjoy bespoke cocktails by the in-house mixologist and great music by gorgeous DJs at night.
From the collective that brought you the finest Lebanese cuisine via Beirut Grill and Cedar Grill, the group is excited to defy expectations with their latest endeavour, Aryaa - where history meets cuisine.
Maziga is an attempt by the team behind Punjab Grill to redefine the way Indian food is viewed in Singapore.
The Indian food scene worldwide is undergoing a rapid and exciting growth. Traditionally, Indian food has been identified by rich and spicy curries and succulent tandoori kebabs. A new generation of chefs with access to an array of cooking tools and ingredients started experimenting with traditional dishes and a new generation which likes to eat healthy and party hard has taken to this food like fish to water.
Once you have feasted on Indian food in its all new avatars, climb up the stairs and party till the wee hours of the morning at Maziga Club brings the latest Bollywood beats to party-goers and it promises to be the de facto Bollywood club in Singapore. Their DJ’s will spin the latest in Bollywood and Bhangra music and they promise that the beats will get you onto the dance floor.
Introducing the new contempory Indian Cookery - Indline.
Offering meals consisting of mean curries and phenomenal naans, Indline combines the comfortable and laid back atmosphere of a contemporary Indian cookery with a dynamic service option. Indline is ideally located to cater busy lunch crowd and intimate dinner gatherings. It caters to both the quick-bite patrons and to those who want to enjoy a more leisurely feast.
Diners can choose to opt for Indbox, where they can customize their meal from an array of choices of curries/tikkas/kebabs, dals, salads, naans and rice; if they prefer to have a lighter meal they could either choose a Salad box or the Kati Roll the Indian wrap.
For those who are not in a hurry and want to savor the delights of our chef’s cooking, the a la carte menu offers a lineup of traditional Indian dishes like the Lamb Rogan Josh or the Vegetable Jaipuri. The a la carte menu also includes a variety of snacks, soups and desserts.
Chef Ajim Khan - Former Executive Chef of The Copper Chimney is a native from Kolkata with more than 25 years of experience helms the kitchen. Following authentic and wholesome recipes passed down from generations, chef Khan focuses on simple food with intense flavors, similar to the food he grew up with in India.
Every meal is prepared fresh by hand daily with exceptional ingredients with no added colors or MSG.
Experience modern Indian cuisine with an innovative interpretation by renowned Chef Patron Abhijit Saha. Saha’s menu offers an array of eclectic flavours originating from the rich culinary tapestry of various Indian regions, recreated with a twist.
SAHA by award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha presents Regional Indian cuisine with modern techniques of avant-garde gastronomy and international aesthetics.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will unveil a brand new restaurant, called Colony, on 23 September 2015. Colony will take over the space formerly occupied by Greenhouse restaurant, which was closed in late March 2015 to facilitate the five-month transformation.
Located on level three, the name Colony alludes to the seafarious voyage that the British took to travel to the East Indies for trade and commerce in the late eighteenth century. Vintage maps and postcards which adorn the walls and decorative ornate leafing evoke the nostalgia of a bygone era, while eight different open concept kitchens, coupled with ‘live’ culinary showmanship, will bring diners on a multi-sensory journey through Singapore’s heritage cuisines including Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Western, with dishes that encapsulate the flavours from the nation’s rich colonial past.
Award-winning New York based designer, Tony Chi, who possesses worldwide renown for designing some of the world’s most spectacular hotels and restaurants, is responsible for Colony’s novel concept, which manages to encapsulate elements and influences from both the East and West, and presenting them in a modern manner that is both meticulously composed and subtly orchestrated.
Robert Louey Design fashions the guest experience through vintage inspired restaurant collateral and packaging, while the butler style uniforms designed by Mineo San of Art Marginal reflect the service philosophy of the restaurant. The air of conviviality reminiscent of the all-day soirées onboard ships that noblemen and their families took from England to the East Indies, will be enhanced by music from Morton Wilson of Schtung Music.
Embodying IHC’s vision, the four-storey IHC building is an iconic, unique and sustainable building that blends both traditional Indian as well as modern architectural elements. The architectural design for the facade of IHC is inspired by the “Baoli” (or Indian stepwell), and seeks to create an urban forum for the celebration and appreciation of Indian culture.
The diversity and multi-faceted nature of Indian culture is also captured in the use of a translucent shimmering façade to create an impression of IHC as a “shining jewel” in the day, and the transformation of the IHC into a “glowing lantern” of the Indian community with the lighting of the colourful façade mural at night.
The IHC adopted an inclusive curatorial approach under the guidance of the IHC Concept and Content Sub-committee; and defines Indian in the pre-modern context of the subcontinent. Thematic permanent displays and/or special exhibits as well as programmes at the IHC will showcase various communities from the subcontinent with ‘lived histories’ in Singapore. In addition, memories and accounts of the community have also been captured.
The IHC’s permanent gallery storyline revolves around five themes arranged chronologically to span the time period 1st century CE to the 21st century. The themes present, through artefact and interactive displays, the long history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia as well as the experiences of South Asians in Southeast Asia (especially Malaya); Singapore in particular. They narrate the history of the migrant community and their contributions to Singapore.
Amongst the hustle and bustle at the heart of Little India’s Syed Alwi Road, a Chindian restaurant is spicing up the vibrant Indian food scene with a new chef and a new menu.
Copper Chimney, the 10-year-old Syed Alwi flagship which prides itself in its distinctive North Indian and Chinese Indian cuisine, has gotten a fresh new interior and a revamped menu since F&B industry veteran and now Copper Chimney CEO Vikram Natarajan took over the reins two and a half years ago.
Manchurian sauces and momos or Nepalese dumplings may be the more well-known Chindian staples, but if you’re looking for a crisp start to the meal, the Salt and Pepper Baby Corn is a crunchy surprise on the menu. Expertly stir-fried with a healthy dose of garlic, peppers and soya sauce, this dish goes well with a cold glass of beer.
Another interesting starter is the Chicken Lollipop, juicy chicken fried in crisp batter and served with a spicy szechwan sauce on the side.
The Chicken Manchurian and Chilli Chicken are two of the most popular Chindian dishes on the Copper Chimney menu. The Chicken Manchurian, in particular, is a combination of chicken and freshly sautéed vegetables served in a sweet and sour brown sauce.
The ubiquitous fried rice dish will never be the same again once patrons have tried the spicy Szechwan Fried Rice, which can come served with prawns or chicken or as a vegetarian option. Another of the restaurant’s more popular dishes and made with 100% Basmati rice, the Szechwan Fried Rice has a fiery, rich depth of Indian and Chinese spices.
Each dish is carefully prepared with a selection of high quality spices. Szechwan peppers are brought in from China, and green chilli paste flown in from Calcutta to recreate the authentic flavours that Copper Chimney offers.