Singapore's first 2D themed café has opened its doors along Syed Alwi Road. Café Monochrome serves Asian-Western fusion mains speciality coffee, waffles, premium ice-cream, snacks, drinks and many more!
A must to visit and also to experience dining in a surrounding full of black & white sketches!
Painting with science! Combine your creativity with physics to create beautiful masterpieces with pendulum and spin painting. Located on Arab Street, Motion Art Space is the originator of pendulum painting in Singapore.
Combine science with art to create amazing paintings! All it takes is a small push for gravity and inertia to do its work, and for you to marvel the beauty of pendulum and spin painting.
No matter what your age and level is at, Motion Art Space has the right equipments for you to explore your creativity and walk away with your own unique masterpieces.
Click here to view their painting packages and to make a booking.
Premium gelato brand Momolato has upped the ante in the healthy lifestyle ice cream game with a new late-night, 18-seater, eco-friendly gelateria in Kampong Glam that exudes tropical style and offers mind-blowing artisanal flavours.
The gelatos available at the newly-opened Momolato Café are exquisite and inspirational and backed by Momolato’s deep experience as Singapore’s premium gelato maker. Started by former investment banker Sharon Tay, the company is best known as the ‘gelato brand behind the brands’, having supplied many of the island’s best restaurants for years.
The Momolato gelato range changes weekly and offers a cornucopia of creations that draw upon the world’s best ingredients. Now you can choose from 18 exquisite flavours with the choice of Keto, Signature or Premium ($4.90-$8). Enjoy gelato in a pandan leaf-wrapped cone ($1.50-$3), with waffles or croffles ($6.60 to $12 for Keto) or tuck into a Keto, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly smoothie range that includes Mango Yoghurt Pomelo flavour, Avocado Coconut or Strawberry Cheesecake ($8).
Popsicle Spritzers are great for cooling down on a hot day. Choose from Watermelon Mint and Watermelon Kiwi Pop, Coconut Water Lychee pop or Mango Coconut and Passionfruit Pop ($8).
Momolato’s super pure gelato uses only the best natural ingredients without additives or artificial flavouring.The range features unique flavour fusions and culinary complexity that matches today’s market for guilt-free gourmandise with seasonal signatures and delicious disruption. Notable must-trys are the Premium and Signature flavour range of Kochi Yuzu Shiso from Japan, Chocolate Arabica Coffee from Ecuador, Roasted Sicilian Pistachio and more locally Mao Shan Wang durian flavour, Oolong Hojicha Tiramisu and Ondeh-Ondeh Sweet Potato Swirl ($4.90 - $5.90 per scoop).
Momolato’s Keto gelato range is sweetened naturally using monkfruit extract, stevia, erythritol, and allulose, ingredients that are not absorbed by the gut and are diabetic-friendly. Says Tay: “Our philosophy can be succinctly summarized as this – we'd not make and serve gelato that we do not want our loved ones eating. We make our gelato using only clean, natural and wholesome ingredients. No nasties allowed.” The company has handcrafted more than 240 gelato and popsicle flavours since it started in 2014.
Drawing inspiration from its location on Haji Lane, Momolato’s new venue reflects a modern kampong atmosphere with hand-crafted rattan boards, botanical palm design on the walls and a corrugated iron bar reminiscent of kampong rooftops. Late-night date nights will never be the same, the new gelateria, – open until 2am – offers a fresh tropical vibe with Peranakan tile accents and tableware made from biodegradable fallen Areca leaves that reflect the area’s kampong culture.
Owner Sharon Tay says of her gelato range: “My intent for Momolato is to create inventive, not-too-sweet gelato flavours that capture the essence of exquisite ripe fruits as well as various gourmet and natural ingredients. My focus is on using minimally processed, fresh, whole ingredients as well as simple, clean methods to churn out fresh, locally made gelato daily.”
The Momolato Café is NOW OPEN and serving!
Enjoy your complimentary beverage with every double scoop of gelato this Ramadan 12th April to 12th May, 8pm to 10pm, daily.
Cool and casual café vibes in a palette of pastel colours mingle with the inviting aroma of artisanal baked goods and home-cooked cuisine at The Fabulous Baker Boy, the new 70-seater café, bakery and restaurant located in the art-deco Aliwal Arts Centre.
Famed for its riveting array of fabulous cakes and now classics with a twist, The Fabulous Baker Boy presents an all-day breakfast brunch menu including artisanal baked goods in a new location that marries delicious home-cooked food with a contemporary interior at their Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen.
Diners are spoiled for choice with more than 14 cakes to choose from including the celebrated Ab Fab Red Velvet, a true classic from the 1950s that comes with an extra layer of chocolate ganache. Other favourites include Nutty Monkey, which is a banana coconut cake, Big Lub Carrot Cake and Lady Marmalade.
Pair popular items like TFBB’s Fried Chicken and Waffles with delicious smoothies, milkshakes, ice-cream and chocolate-based beverages. Cheese lovers will enjoy the Roast Chicken and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which features The Fabulous Baker Boy’s house sourdough bread slices filled with a tasty three-cheese mix of cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, roast chicken and herbed pesto.
All sandwiches are served with a piping hot mug of Roasted Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup, this delicious brunch menu option is sure to leave diners coming back for more to this women-empowered kitchen and bakery. Other signature brunch menu items include the Pancakes, Fab Fry Up and Duck Confit.
The Fabulous Baker Boy’s reopening at the Aliwal Arts Centre represents “an emotional return to twin passions'' according to baker, theatre actor and owner Juwanda Hassim, who was forced to close at his previous location in the foothills of Fort Canning mid last year after the Covid circuit breaker coincided with the ending of his lease. Now he’s back bigger, better and more fabulous than before with a multi-concept, full-service bakery, patisserie, café and restaurant.
“Our new location is a combination of the two great passions in my life,” said Juwanda. “Food and the arts. I love entertaining on stage and at home and I am thrilled to open The Fabulous Baker Boy at the Aliwal Arts Centre.”
PARKROYAL on Beach Road's Club 5 transforms into a modern destination bar - the new 'IT' social place to hit for craft cocktails, delectable bar nibbles and great music.
Explore past and present cultures through a selection of craft cocktails inspired by the diverse history of the neighbourhood gem, Kampong Glam. Fully refurbished with a new sleek interior, Club 5 will also serve up delicious bar nibbles, which are modern interpretation of classic heritage fare that takes inspiration from the rich flavours and spices of the Southeast Asian region.
Club 5's head bartender, Jun Han brings his expertise and love of putting a local spin to classic cocktails to the newly transformed destination bar, Club 5. This dynamic individual has over five years of experience in F&B, specialising in bartending. Armed with an insatiable appetite for learning, his knowledge of spirits, cocktails and avant-garde techniques – including his own rendition of spiced Rum and infused Tequila – is impressive. He relishes the opportunity to showcase a cocktail programme that proudly embraces the culturally rich areas of Beach Road, Kampong Glam and Bugis that surround PARKROYAL on Beach Road.
“Creating the perfect cocktail is not just about mixing spirits. It is a journey filled with curiosity behind the story of what makes each drink one of a kind. As a bartender, the best feeling is seeing someone’s face light up when they try something new or when they have finally found the drink” shared Jun Han. “I love experimenting and incoporating local flavours as it adds a touch of home and gives deep meaning to each drink. Ultimately however, the flavours have to be balanced to give an all-round delightful experience.”
Jun Han was the 2019 Campari Bartender Champion, representing Singapore in Milan, where he emerged among the Top 14. Other achievements include second place at the 2019 Remy Martin Barrel-Aged Competition, Top 8 at the 2019 Black Cow Vodka Competition and Top 8 at the Bartender Society Saint James SEA Competition.
The Fabulous Baker Boy is relaunching their multi-concept F&B brand at creative enclave the Aliwal Arts Centre in January 2021 with a bigger 70-seater space and expanded menu. Formerly located at the foothills of Fort Canning, The Fabulous Baker Boy spearheaded by owner, baker and theater actor Juwanda Hassim, has re-emerged from the initial closure and Covid-19 situation, bigger, better and more fabulous than before.
With the new location at Aliwal Arts Centre, Juwanda hopes to bring together his love for food and theatre under one roof. The multi-concept bakery, patisserie, cake shop, café, restaurant and caterer to the arts centre, is the only place in Singapore to combine all these elements under one roof and kitchen. And with a new tagline and mission statement - Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen, Juwanda hopes to communicate how personal and grateful he is for this project. Employing a women-empowered team of bakers and cooks, floor staff from all walks of life, delivery services of friends who are currently out of jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Juwanda is giving back to the community in a big way and in a manner only he knows how, by sharing his love for cooking and baking.
Customers can expect more at the new venue. The artisanal baked goods menu will be expanded to include a steady stream of sourdough breads, croissants, quiches, danishes and cookies in addition to The Fabulous Baker Boy’s famous range of Diva and Divo cakes named after celebrities. There will be at any one time 14 different cakes to choose from on site.
The all-day brunch and lunch menu will also be expanded to include some new items such as Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli with burnt butter and sage, sourdough pizzas and hasselback potatoes with a saucy local twist will replace regular french fries. Popular favourites such as Corn Beef Hash, Chicken & Waffles and Ju’s Prawn Pasta that draw customers back time and time again will remain on the menu.
For those looking for a great cup of coffee, The Fabulous Baker Boy will be continuing their coffee supplier relationship with homegrown coffee roasters Highlander, this time round, anchoring their relationship in a more meaningful way by representing them in barrister competitions in the near future. Customers can also expect smoothies, milk shakes, ice creams and chocolate-based beverages on the new menu.
The interior design of the new F&B space will feature a country theme with simple Nordic elements incorporated to lend a natural and clean silhouette allowing for lots of natural light to stream through.
Cuturi Gallery has moved into its new home on Aliwal Street in the bustling Kampong Glam area.
The new gallery space spans across three floors of a beautiful renovated conservation shop house.
Cuturi Gallery is a next generation art gallery founded on the belief that art should be empowering and meaningful for everyone. A curator of change and a custodian of artistic diversity, Cuturi Gallery is a challenger of vested interests and of the status quo, pushing the boundaries of how galleries operate. The gallery connects broad audiences to high-quality art by diverse talents that speaks to the heart and tells the story of an undiscovered generation of aspiring artists that will have the art world aching for more. Diminishing aristocratic traditions and providing transparency in an art world that is at times daunting, Cuturi Gallery presents an inclusive and democratised art ecosystem which fosters greater collaboration, understanding and appreciation of art amongst artists, collectors and the industry at large.
The founder of Cuturi Gallery, Kevin Troyano Cuturi is an art advocate with an unconventional background that belies his passion for the art world and devotion to nurturing Singapore’s art scene. Before launching the gallery, Kevin was an entrepreneur who had previously also worked at Amazon. Unfettered by conventions of the traditional art gallery model, the ‘art outsider’ unites his love for art with a disruptive entrepreneurial passion to challenge norms and bring fresh perspectives to invigorate the industry.
To do this, he is leading the way towards greater pricing transparency and supporting under-represented and aspiring artists to balance creative freedom with works that sell to ensure the survival of Singapore’s next generation artists.
Nestled within Singapore’s city centre and a stone’s throw from the scenic Kampong Glam enclave, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore has unveiled its fully refurbished all-day dining restaurant, Ginger after extensive renovation, to reveal a brand new refreshed look that celebrates the abundance of Singapore’s natural beauty in the cosmopolitan city-state.
The spacious 535 sqm restaurant welcomes diners with an irresistible á la carte buffet that showcases the best of Singaporean flavours.
Helmed by the hotel’s resident culinary master Executive Chef Vincent Aw, Ginger is where onesatiates all cravings for local delights – including the Signature Crabs (Chilli, Pepper and Kam Heong) that were a wildly popular free-flow favourite from before, while dining in an inviting space decked out in colours and textures inspired by the versatile plant that is loved for its flavours and health benefits.
The stunning ambience of Ginger is brought to life by award-winning Singapore-based Australian designer Emma Maxwell. Natural, raw elements such as timber and stone are lightly accented with nickel and brass but softened by a floral narrative through specially commissioned wallpapers and furniture textiles by fabric designer Kerrie Brown.
Every effort is made to plate each dish beautifully, ensuring that this á la carte buffet experience is unlike others. Guests can also be assured of top-notch ingredients and meticulous preparation– all sauces, for example, are homemade. Guests may scan a QR code for the digital menu that showcases up to 53 dishes, and thereafter select their preferred dish and portion size. All buffet items are free-flow and served to the table.
The Vintage Camera’s Museum, itself is set in the form of a Rolli camera, and the entry is shaped like a lens. There are around 1000 cameras on display right from replicas of the world’s biggest camera - the mammoth camera till the latest technological gadget, a 11 gram camera. Some of the other unique cameras which can be viewed in the museum are a walking stick camera, spy cameras, pigeon cameras, first 3D camera and pistol cameras to name a few. Besides, the museum also has on display, rare collection of photographs featuring interesting facets about photography including an authentic replica of the first ever photograph taken.
To understand any concept fully, one needs to understand its history. And so it goes with the camera as well. The Vintage Camera’s Museum features a detailed documentary on the evolution of cameras and its journey thus far. It also caters to the curious minds by screening interesting documentaries on some of the unique cameras of those days. One such invention was the pigeon camera.
In addition, the Vintage Camera’s Museum also has a rare collection of negatives, film rolls and books on photography.
A distinct feature of the museum is that one can take a ‘selfie’ with Lumiere Brothers, who were the pioneers in photography. Lumiere Brothers were French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who devised an early motion-picture camera and projector called the Cinématographe.
Some of the cameras on display can be touched and felt for a complete hands-on experience. There is also a guided tour to help visitors appreciate the functionality and limitations of the cameras.