Known for pioneering mixology in Singapore, renowned Maison Ikkoku celebrates the best of regional produce with the launch of new establishment Sling. Set to revive the internationally recognised Singapore Sling for a new generation, Sling introduces an all-natural craft cocktail menu that showcases innovative interpretations on this classic tipple alongside a mouth-watering array of artisanal local cuisine.
Singaporean Founder, mixologist and chef-extraordinaire of Maison Ikkoku - Mr Ethan Leslie Leong, saw a stagnancy with the national cocktail and decided to bring the Singapore Sling back into the limelight. “As palates get more refined, guests demand more options and styles of cocktails. At Sling, we are dedicated to finding you the perfect Singapore Sling that suits your character, taste preference or mood. Of course, food is an integral part of the Singaporean identity, and we have refined local dishes to showcase our cocktail offerings’”.
The new level-one space of Maison Ikkoku will be converted into Sling come 17 February 2020 while retaining its art gallery featuring Singaporean-inspired paintings.
Widely regarded as the national drink; the Singapore Sling was first created in 1915 by Hainanese bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. This national treasure among Singaporeans and discerning travellers has gained both local and international recognition through its historical significance. Using all-natural craft ingredients from the region, Ethan has curated five distinctive interpretations of this iconic cocktail that are ideal the modern palate.
For a traditional version that pays homage to its heritage, the Original SLING ($26) is crafted with the classic London Dry Gin with juniper-forward notes, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine D.O.M, Cointreau, Angostura Bitters, homemade fresh Grenadine with fresh pineapple and lemon foam for a perfectly balanced concoction.
Inspired by the kampong days in the early 1900s when coconut plantations covered Singapore’s land inthe East, Coco SLING ($28) is a playful interpretation on the classic that includes the addition of roasted coconut and young coconut foam.
The perfect complement to a locally-inspired cocktail, Sling’s food menu presents familiar Singaporean favourites with a decidedly Peranakan flair – a homage to Ethan's grandmother.
The curated menu at SLING features impactful and flavourful starters such as Classic Kueh Pie Tee ($19), homemade canapé cups filled with stewed turnip, long beans, tofu, shredded pomelo, coriander and eggs, and a quintessential local favourite Yu Sheng ($18) with thinly sliced raw fish tossed with Asian coriander, green chillis, ginger and calamansi juice.
Highlights from the sharing plate offerings include a traditional D.I.Y Popiah available in Vegetarian ($36), Sweet Pork ($39), and Crispy Prawn ($49). Presented in a traditional tingkat, each tier opens to reveal four homemade popiah skin, plant-based stewed turnip and carrots, long beans, eggs, coriander, shallots, beansprouts, tofu, roasted sesame seeds and other accoutrements depending on the choice. Sweet Pork features Chinese waxed sausages as a topping while the Crispy Prawn has deep-fried prawn fritters - both give additional fragrance and texture to this familiar dish. Innovative placards detailing the wrapping method comes with the dish, acting as the perfect conversation starter.
Sharing plates at Sling features heart-warming recipes from Ethan's childhood, updated with modern cooking techniques. "My best memories come from watching my grandmother cook a giant tureen of curry to feed our family of 12. My dishes are a tribute to her while sharing Singaporean cuisine on an elevated level."
Straight from Ethan's grandmother's cookbook, the Turmeric Chicken ($28) contains juicy pieces of chicken fillet simmered in ginger, lemongrass and turmeric, to form a flavourful curry best paired with Nasi Biru ($3) – Japanese pearl rice with bluepea flower and lemongrass. Other mains include star dishes such as Babi Hitam ($39) and Rendang ($45).
A not-to-be-missed dish is the Kambing Bakar ($39) – a tender frenched rack of lamb marinated in local herbs and fresh pandan leaves, and Ikan Asam ($32) – a beautifully poached, then grilled salmon fillet in an ambrosial assam, tomato and onion sauce atop a bed of chickpeas. Accoutrements such asTimun Pedas ($12) – cucumber pickles and Kampong Sayur ($19) – seasonal local vegetables stir- fried with anchovies complete the meal.
For a sweet finale, Sling's sole dessert of Kueh Dadar ($16) shows off a freshly made French-style pandan crêpe, homemade young coconut espuma, toasted coconut shavings and a shot glass filled with fragrant gula Malacca syrup.
Sling only accepts walk-ins and does not take any reservations.
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.
Helmed by Executive Chef John Phua, the newly-relocated Kyoaji means “Taste of Kyoto”.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, theâ€¯ restaurant exudes a warm Japanese ambience to embrace you with the â€¯warmth of Japanese culture and cuisine.
With nearly 30 years ofâ€¯ experience in authentic Japanese cuisine, Chef John Phua and his passion for Japanese â€¯cuisine drives him to attain excellence and perfection in his skill. Hisâ€¯ persistence in maintaining true Japanese flavours brings loyal diners back over and over again to experience a taste of Kyoto within hisâ€¯ restaurant.
Air-flown fish and seasonal seafood are flown in and stored in an ultra-low temperature storage facility upon arrival in Singapore, to ensure high-quality taste and freshness.
Brace yourself for some seriously good beef and make time for a good don. The folks behind sake gastrobar Kabuke have launched Tokidon, a new lifestyle F&B concept where its signature gourmet beef bowls take centerstage.
Decked out in neon lights that play off deeper shades of blue and purple, Tokidon’s interiors pay tribute to the easy, electrifying energy of nightfall in a cosmopolitan city. Coupled with great music, exciting artist collaborations and merchandise, it invites diners for a well-deserved break from the weekly grind to relish in good food and fun.
Tokidon fuses traditional Japanese recipes with contemporary flavours in its repertoire of five main beef bowls – Gyu Don ($11.90), Truffle Tenderloin Don ($15.90), Wagyu Sukiyaki Don ($17.90), Truffle Wagyu Don ($23.90) and Wagyu Misozuke Don ($23.90), as well as the Salmon Cha Soba ($16.90). The beef bowls feature only the best Grade 6 Wagyu slices and Grade 9 Sukiyaki Wagyu and all cuts are prepared medium rare for optimum enjoyment.
The Jovell is an upcoming 99-year leasehold brand new development in District 17, located along Flora Drive. It is an exclusive development, situated within a private residential enclave, and comprises of 428 units. The development has efficient and functional 1 to 4 bedroom layout choices.
The name "Jovell" depicts the flowers originating from Chile, known as Jovellana Violacea, and the project emphasizes on tranquil environment with beautiful and lavish waterscaping.
A plethora of facilities are available within The Jovell with extensive water features and landscaping. The Jovell Club revels in a collection of capacious Function Halls and activity spaces for your leisure and social pursuits.
The Jovell combines home comforts seamlessly with the laid-back charms of a luxury resort.
A wide range of amenities, like shopping, dining and entertainment are available at the major shopping malls nearby. Recreational parks at Changi City Point and Changi Village are only a short drive away. Reputable schools are also in the vicinity, making it suitable for families with school-going children.
The Jovell is also well connected to major arterial roads and expressways such as the East Coast Parkway (ECP), Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
With characteristic cool, passion and verve, lawyer-in-training turned-chef and first MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong unveils his much-anticipated maiden dining experience, Restaurant Ibid.
Restaurant Ibid constitutes the culinary vision of Woo Wai Leong, lawyer-in-training turned chef and first winner of the inaugural MasterChef Asia season. Ibid draws the concepts of ‘from the same source’ (which ibid means in Latin) and ‘Nanyang’, which is characterized by an East-West sensibility and a constant search for origins and identity. From these dual inspirations comes Nanyang-style, Contemporary Chinese cuisine, a creative art form forged from Wai Leong’s own Nanyang heritage and Asian and Western culinary background. Housed in a conserved riverside shophouse and staffed by youthful ‘cross-trained’ kitchen and service talents, Restaurant Ibid is a seamless integration of concept, style and operation springing ‘from the same source’ embodied in the restaurant’s dynamic chef-owner.
Restaurant Ibid is housed on the first level of a shophouse in the Boat Quay precinct, where Chinese immigrants once traded on the Singapore River. Guarding the entrance are two external pillars bearing, in Chinese calligraphy, the name of the original landlord who traded in dried seafood. Visitors step into a hall with a feature wall of wooden traditional Chinese medicine drawers, highlighting the restaurant’s Chinoiserie theme.
The restaurant seats 14 at the bar and 40 at table, for a total of 54 guests.
Lunch, available from 14th May at Restaurant Ibid, sees an a la carte selection of Mains (Dong Po Beef Brisket with Plum Rice, Onsen Egg & Daikon Pickles), Sharing Plates (Chopped Kailan Salad with Roasted Garlic & Three Eggs) and Desserts (Acai, Chocolate Tofu Mousse, Fruits & Seeds).
Dinner features set menus with a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses; highlights include Spring Onion Shao Bing with Yeasted Butter & Laksa Leaf; Egg Yolk Jam with Onion Soubise, Gingko Nuts & Tea Broth; Beef Short Rib with Black Garlic, Angelica Root, Black Fungus & Dehydrated Asian Pear; and Soy Bean Ice Cream with Toasted Sesame, Sarawak Pepper & Almond. There is also a selection of approachable yet distinctive wines, craft beers and pre-batched cocktails.
Paris Baguette, a company that provides a unique experience to customers by introducing a new trend-setting bakery and café. Their 8th outlet is now open at Hong Leong Building.
For 70 years, they have been refining their philosophy and techniques in the kitchen thanks to their parent company, SPC Group. Their journey thus far has been a rewarding endeavor as they innovate fresh concepts and offer a brand new, unique experience for you and with you.
New Futura by CDL presents a new condominium at Leonie Hill Road, Singapore District 09. A luxury and peaceful lifestyle that many aspire to own.
This freehold development project sits squarely between Leonie Parc and Leonie Condotel. New Futura boasts of a total dimensional area of approximately 87,000 square feet.
New Futura will house two twin structure blocks, each of them over 36 storeys high with a total of 124 units. The unit mix will consist of 2 to 4 bedroom apartment units and five-bedroom penthouses from 1,098 sqft to 7,825 sqft.
Forest Woods at Lorong Lew Lian is a 519-unit joint venture residential project by City Developments Limited (CDL), Hong Leong Holdings and TID located near Serangoon MRT Station and Nex mall.
Take a pick from 2-Bedroom + Study to 4-Bedroom units – the wide range of unit types at Forest Woods ensures that there is a home just perfect for everyone. All the residences come with well-appointed spacious interiors. Meticulous design and the selection of high quality finishes and fitting come together to ensure that your home sets a new standard of luxurious living.
Indulge in a landscape both azure blue and eco green. Take a dip in the 50m lap pool, part of the 75m long pool unravelling through the development, leading to a walk in the woods with multiple spa pools. In addition, there’s a 3-level Clubhouse with 24-hour Gymnasium and over 60 exciting facilities waiting to engage and entertain, including an awesome 150m Adventure Zone.
Commonwealth Towers is a condominium project by a consortium led by City Developments & Hong Leong. It is conveniently located within the prime city fringe central region, right next to Queenstown MRT Station.
Commonwealth Towers is a 99 years leasehold property and will feature 845 residential units on 2 blocks of 43 storey high buildings.
This luxurious new condo launch will have facilities like clubhouse, function room, indoor gym, tennis court, swimming pool, sun deck, aqua gym, yoga deck, BBQ areas, outdoor fitness station, children's playground and even Sky Terraces for breathtaking scenic views.
Launching soon, Trio @ Sam Leong (formerly Sam Leong Mansion) is a new freehold commercial development at Sam Leong Road. Just a 5-min walk from Farrer Park MRT station.
Trio comprises of 43 strata titled shops and Food & Beverage units in a 4-storey building with 2 basements.Trio is a unique commercial launch that features retails, restaurants, and entertainment. In addition to being a favorable commercial development, it also comes as a rare freehold when most of other developments come with 99-year leasehold, making it perfect for business or investment purpose.
Established in 1995, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery represents many regional artists of international reputations.They promote art that espouses the enduring values of humanity and their heritage. They have a collection from local artists who are deeply entrenched in their Asian heritage and yet cosmopolitan in outlook. They are passionate about art with social narratives, which illustrate the joys and struggles of humanity.
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is art consultant and supplier of fine art to Governments, Statutory boards, Royalties, Diplomats and MNCs. Heralding a new beginning, they have a brand new look. They will continue the same friendly services Corporate Art Consultancy, Art Restoration and Framing, Art Valuation, Art Print Services and Gift Wrapping.
They art pieces are marked with the seal of professionalism by Koeh Sia Yong, Chua Mia Tee, Tay Bak Koi, Goh Beng Kwan, Lee Boon Wang, Tan Choh Tee, Choo Keng Kwang, Thang Kiang How, Tung Yue Nang, Lai Kui Fang, Michael Tan, Wan Soon kam, Choy Moo Kheong, Alex Leong, Lui Cheng Thak, Patrick Teo, Andrew Yeo, Lye Yau Fatt, Ching Kek How, Christine Mak and other artistic geniuses from Singapore and Asia. A fusion of eastern sensibilities and western aesthetics are seen in these oil, mixed media and watercolour paintings.
Founded in Hong Kong in 2010 by Parisian Ariane Zagury with great success, Rue Madame was born out of the idea to introduce the timeless Parisian-style of fashion to young modern women, as well as to provide a one-stop shop, offering a diversity of exclusively curated women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, for those seeking an alternative wardrobe that allows them to mix and match to showcase their unique personal styles.
Located at the newly refurbished space on the third level of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Rue Madame is a true Parisian-style fashion concept store that offers an eclectic mix of niche and contemporary designer labels, carefully handpicked from Paris and other parts of Europe.
The new concept store brings together some of the most coveted French fashion labels such as Athé by Vanessa Bruno, Ba&Sh, Gat Rimon, Hartford, IRO, Laurence Doligé, Leon&Harper, Majestic Paris, Mes Demoiselles, Swildens and Tara Jarmon Tara Jarmon, and exquisite accessories from trendy and accessible French jewellery brands like Servane Gaxotte, renowned for their hand-made whimsical ‘Rose’ doll pendants and Didier Dubot which is highly notable in Asia because of the brand’s latest campaign featuring Korean drama ‘You who came from the Star’ lead actress, Jun Ji Hyun; some of which are new-to-market brands exclusively brought into Singapore.