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.
Developed by renowned developer CEL Development, Parc Komo is a freehold development (formerly known as Changi Garden) on Jalan Mariam Road in District 17.
This low-rise, 5-storey mixed-use residential development comprises of 276 residential units (from 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom) and it is just a short drive to Changi Airport. Parc Komo's units have functional interior layouts and quality fittings & appliances from well-known brands.
The roads around Parc Komo lead out to various major expressways like Tampines Expressway (TPE), Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and East Coast Parkway (ECP), which provide motoroists the convenience when travelling to town or other parts of Singapore.
Welcome to the alp of prestige. Own a rare haven of magnificence and restfulness in new property project RV Altitude. RV Altitude is nestled along the more effluent and metropolitan enclave of River Valley Road, conceptually designed along the metaphor of river and valleys, sets amidst an alpine inspired landscape.
RV Altitude is a unique residence offering 140 exclusive freehold units composed of 2-bedroom, 2-bedroom premium and 2-bedroom dual-key units in 21 storeys high exclusively shaped home for the crème de la crème. You can click here for more information about this launch.
Take care of your home safety and comfort even while you're away. Each RV Altitude unit comes with an advance gateway system that features a pan and tilt camera with motion detection, night vision, video recordings, two-way audio capability and alarm notification. Fully expanadable, this smart system ensures a healthy, liveable and sustainable abode. Enjoy peace of mind right at your fingertips.
Fast-fashion retailer giant ZARA, reopens its flagship outlet in VivoCity with double the previous floor space at 2,700 sq m.
The relaunched flagship shop is split into two stores - one for men and one for women, teens & kids. The outlet also features a new window-less facade, which provides a transparent view of the store's architectural features.
Zara’s story begins with the opening of their first store in the Spanish coastal city of A Coruña in 1975, an early milestone in their company’s long history. Over the years, Zara has remained faithful to its core values, expressed simply in the same four key words that define all their stores: beauty, clarity, functionality and sustainability.
The newly-reopened VivocCity flagship outlet consumes 40% less water and 20% less energy than a conventional store.
Inspired by rice terraces, cascading waters and river valleys, Twin VEW is an architectural scenograph, reflecting the lifestyle of riverside living. Developed by CSC Land Group, Twin VEW blends beautifully with the rise of Jurong Lake District, Singapore’s second business enclave and lifestyle district, heralding a new era of work-play-live right next door to home.
The development is a pair of elegant glass towers perched atop an elevated terrain. Designed to be a tranquil sanctuary for quiet indulgences, residents are treated to an ever present multi-sensorial rejuvenation from the various amenities including spa pools and luxurious pavilions.
With the coming rise of the Jurong Lake district, Twin VEW is strategically located near high-value infrastructures such as the high-speed rail terminus connecting Singapore and Malaysia, Jurong Gateway commercial hub, the upcoming Land transport Authority Headquarters and the Lakeside leisure centre to name a few.
Reputable educational institutions are in close proximity to Twin VEW, providing quality education near home. Allow your body and soul to be rejuvenated as you stroll through Sungei Pandan Park Connector leading to Pandan Reservoir before coming home to a breathtaking sanctuary retreat.
When it comes to dining and shopping near home, residents are spoilt for choice with a myriad of options from the nearby major shopping malls, redefining the concept of work-play-live.
Twin VEW gives residents effortless accessibility to the heart of Singapore, including Orchard Road and Harbourfront through short commutes via the Ayer Rajah Expressway.