More than 13,000 food items were raised for Food for the Heart's very first community shop at Mountbatten. The donations will supplied to 500 needy households from the Mountbatten and MacPherson neighbourhoods. At the store, beneficiaries can choose up to 12 items a month from the wide selection which is manned by volunteers.
Food from the Heart (FFTH) is a non-profit charity organization established in February 2003 after Singapore-based Austrian couple Henry and Christine Laimer read an article in The Sunday Times about bakeries discarding their unsold bread. Stirred, they then decided to channel surplus food from bakeries to those in need.
Food from the Heart has since evolved to become a resource bank, taking in non-perishable food items, toys and toiletries besides bread, whilst recycling and rechanneling whatever they can to good use.
As the need for services continue to grow, innovative programmes were added to not just alleviate hunger but also bring joy and hope, touching lives in every possible way.
Apple has announced the opening date of their second Singapore store for Saturday, July 13 at 10.00 am at Jewel Changi Airport.
Apple first launched their 1st store along Orchard Road two years ago. Customers can expect to be able to explore the latest Apple product range, as well as obtain professional technical support and advices.
One of the many exciting tenants of the new Funan; Bernina makes beautiful sewing machines, inside and out, plus accessories for sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a serious quilter or new to the world of sewing and crafting, Bernina has a machine just for you.
Bernina is a fourth-generation family-owned company, and Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they create.
Their products are known for quality, innovation and design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, Bernina emphasizes ergonomic design that allows you to focus on your project - and not the machine.
Rejoice, fans of Watsons, as Singapore’s leading beauty, health and wellness retailer has unveiled their premium store concept at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
The refreshed 7,000 sq ft store now spots a brighter outlook with distinct zones encompassing skincare, haircare, health and personal care. A dynamic seven metres by two metres-LED digital screen on the floor of the store entrance immediately grabs consumers’ attention and leads them into the well-organised retail space for many hours of exciting shopping.
“To keep pace with the innovative, trendy brand image that Watsons is known for, we are very excited to refresh and make a statement with our Watsons Takashimaya store in a new generation premium store format which offers more experiential zones and shopability. The expanse of the store allows us to offer more exciting and exclusive brands across skincare, cosmetics, health and wellness for our discerning consumers. In addition, as we continue to evolve in this digital age, we have incorporated smart technologies and gadgets to enhance the shopping experience and increase engagement with our consumers”, said Ms Irene Lau, General Manager at Watsons Singapore.
As discerning consumers seek more natural and organic options in haircare, the new Watsons is a one-stop store to shop for such products from brands, including Moist Diane, Love Beauty And Planet, Naturals by Watsons, Avalon Organic, Hask, L’oreal Botanical, Lux Bontanifque, OGX and Tsubaki Botanical. Many of these brands also offer products that specifically target hair loss and scalp care needs.
As part of Watsons' commitment towards sustainability, the new store uses Bagasse, the residue of crushed sugarcane stalks, for its 3D wall panels at the haircare section. This raw material is 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable at the end of its life cycle.
In support of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, Watsons is exclusively introducing two independent homegrown brands, Botanica Culture and Hush Candle, that focus on wellness.
Botanica Culture is a homegrown brand founded by two chemists with 25 years of international experience each in the chemical industry. The company specialises in developing and manufacturing products with 100% organic essential oils, which are one of the purest selection in the market, as raw materials. The company has also developed Oral Botanica®, a unique liquid organic toothpaste to replace conventional toothpastes, mouthwashes and breath fresheners in one go. Safe and effective, it helps to clean the teeth, prevent tooth decay, restore healthy gums, and eliminate bad breath and can also be used for mouth ulcers and sensitive teeth.
Hush Candle is a Singapore-based boutique home fragrance studio specialising in all natural, therapeutic grade candles, room sprays, and roll-ons. Each item is handcrafted in small batches using the best ingredients possible, ensuring quality control at every step of the process.
In addition, the Wellness Section has incorporated a new two-metre Sports and Fitness Bay that retails health and support equipment and tools as well as sports nutrition products.
The new Watsons store boasts a dynamic and experienced team of four full-time pharmacists, led by Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Ms Chung Wing Lam, who was named 2018 Excellence Service SuperStar by Singapore Retailers Association (SRA). The Excellent Service Awards (EXSA) is an annual national award that recognises entrepreneurs & individuals who have delivered outstanding service and the Service Superstar Award is the highest honour presented during the ceremony.
Pet Foodies is an online marketplace for your pet's needs, including a selection of pet foods and accessories, grooming services and pet hotels. And now, they've even started a Pet Foodies Express, which is a 24/7 shop unit with vending machines stocked up with various pet food, treats and merchandise.
Fancy a Salted Egg Yolk x Curry flavour macaron? The M Plot at KAP offers more than just ordinary macarons, where each bite will delight you with surprise, satisfaction and happiness.
The M Plot's macarons are handcrafted with unique flavour selection, ranging from Classic Dark Chocolate to their signature – Salted Egg Yolk x Curry, which was inspired by the Singaporean all-time favourite dish “Salted Egg Yolk Prawn”.
Indulge your sense of taste with the crispy shells that lead to the soft and creamy filling, adding up to a mouthful of heaven.
Royal Vending has announce the launch of Boardwalk AdVENDture, a truly unique intelligent retailing journey at the Sentosa Boardwalk that dispenses joy to both locals and tourists alike.
Visitors to the Sentosa Boardwalk will now have access to a myriad of offerings as they make their way to and from Sentosa. Novel vending machines set up along the iconic walkway creates a Smart Nation themed experience that provides an exciting sneak peek into the future of retail. With over 50 brands just a click of a button and a tap of a card away, the boardwalk is transformed into a retail walking attraction.
Brahm Centre is a registered charity launched in 2012 to promote healthier and happier living – focusing on proactive actions to empower individuals to help themselves in staying healthy and mentally well. They are a full member of the National Council of Social Services and also an Institution of Public Character. They have recently established their 3rd branch in MacPherson.
As a foundation to happier and healthier living, they offer many science-based mindfulness programs to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Their clients include healthcare agencies, schools and corporations.
Weekly health talks conducted by healthcare professionals and qualified speakers are offered for free to the public.
Brahm Centre also has a care management team that is complemented by a group of trained volunteers. Working closely with the Agency for Integrated Care and the Ministry of Health, they provide support to vulnerable elderly in the form of case management and befriending. They also collaborate with People’s Association and grassroots leaders to increase the awareness of mental health and engage residents in active aging programs and activities in Simei, MacPherson, Tampines, Geylang Serai and Moulmein-Cairnhill.
Influenced by the American and Japanese Streetwear culture; Retro Gate is all about experimenting with different types of clothes to allow you to express yourself creatively.
Retro Gate is a newly-launched vintage store located in MacPherson. Run by three friends who met in university, Paul, Ryo and TK, Retro Gate makes announcements on new releases, sales, and even secret auctions via Telegram (link is on their Instagram @retrogateofficial).
In-store, customers will find over 1,200 pieces ranging from vintage t-shirts to Hawaiian shirts; military wear to workwear; hockey jerseys to vests.
Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory coffee experience at the all-new boutique concept at Nespresso in VivoCity, which allows for deeper learning and coffee exploration. Experience the elements that reflect Nespresso's deep commitment to sustainability and adherence to a circular economy.
At this new concept store, customers can participate in Nespresso's Masterclasses, where you can develop your coffee expertise and knowledge. Registration starts from July onwards.
Nespresso's commitment to sustainability is evident throughout the boutique, where even the panels on the shelves are made from recycled aluminium capsules. Read more about the concept store here.
62 years on, popular homegrown brand Old Chang Kee opens its first flagship store right at the original location of its very first stall.
Old Chang Kee has its humble beginnings in 1956 in a small stall in a coffee shop near the then Rex Cinema along Mackenzie Road. People from every corner of Singapore would travel to this stall to savor the perfect curry puff, then known affectionately as the "Rex Curry Puff".
The 50-seater heritage-themed setting flagship coffee house will not only serve the usual Old Chang Kee delights. Their new offerings like Flower Bread (seven fluffy buns with a choice of curry or stew) and Beef Stew Rice are both exclusive to the Rex outlet.
Recently launched at Marina One by 1855 F&B Pte Ltd, The Spot is a multi-concept venue that comprises an all-day dining, café, restaurant, bar and an accompanying cigar lounge where everything you need in a busy day has been anticipated and readied.
This is further strengthened by strategic partnerships with award-winning wine retailer 1855 The Bottle Shop and celebrated whisky marque The Macallan. Located alongside one another within a 5,000 sqft space, each partner operates autonomously but in close cooperation to create a flawless, holistic “day to night” experience.
The Spot itself occupies an area of roughly 3500-sq-ft. Its different concepts, tied together through purpose and meticulous design, create an ‘every day’ venue in every sense of the word: not only ‘morphing’ in mood and ambience to perfectly suit the time of day, but offering a full range of food, bar bites, coffee, cocktail, wine and whisky to nourish, sustain, soothe, seduce and delight you throughout the entire day – every day.
The Singapore headquarters will house the senior regional leadership teams of the Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare businesses and will work alongside the US hub to support its Global Headquarters in the UK to manage commercial activities around the world.
Located at One-North in the Rochester Park area of Singapore, it will enable GSK to better anticipate and respond to diverse healthcare needs across different markets, placing GSK in a leading position to support patients and consumers.
Hypermarket chain, Giant launched Vendmart at its Tampines and IMM Jurong hypermarkets. Vendmart is the 1st of Giant's continued commitment to your shopping experience and also the concept of several vending machines retailing products from local companies.
A total of 17 vending machines are available. One even dispenses popular local favorite, Chili Crabs!
One of the goals of the Vendmart initiative is to support local start-ups and entrepreneurs by giving them an avenue to promote their brand and products.
A cup of coffee is much more than a break – it’s a daily ritual. So why not elevate your everyday coffee moments with a touch of extraordinary at Nespresso's refreshed flagship boutique at ION Orchard?
Visit them at unit #01-14A where a gateway to handcrafted café-grade perfection awaits.
Be the first to experience an exclusive pre-launch of the new Creatista machine only available at this new boutique.
The Creatista machine has a fully automatic steam wand which you can now create perfectly textured milk set to your preferred temperature for your coffee at home. To add a barista’s touch to your coffee, you can use Creatista’s frothy milk to create your own latte art.
The Nespresso story began with a simple idea: enable anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee – just like a skilled barista. From its beginning in 1986, Nespresso has redefined and revolutionised the way millions of people enjoy their espresso coffee. It has shaped the global coffee culture.
The unique Nespresso system – the interaction between the original Nespresso capsule and the genuine Nespresso machine – delivers perfect in-cup quality every time.
A personalised coffee experience awaits you at their tasting bar.
Discover their range of 24 Grand Cru coffees to suit every moment.
Following JR Vending's well-received Chef-In-Box VendCafe pilot project (jointly facilitated by Spring Singapore and the Housing Board) at Anchovale Drive, you can now find their new branch at Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
VendCafe's concept is about a cluster of vending machines which dispense hot meals around the clock.
A 3rd VendCafe will follow very soon this month and it is located at Lakeside MRT station. Both the Ang Mo Kio and Lakeside VendCafes will open from 7am to 11pm daily.
Ang Mo Kio MRT station's VendCafe has over 90 food and beverage options for any hungry or curious people. The ready-to-be-dispensed meals are cooked and packaged daily at a central kitchen, and will be replenished twice a day by an on-site staff member.
Housed in Malcolm Bistro, 20grams Specialty Coffee & Roastery is a transparent operation of sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee alongside a kitchen serving an unabashedly gastronomically diverse fare at its finest.
At 20grams, they love making coffee, and because they love their coffee so much, they are particular about the way it is produced, prepared and presented.
One signature on their menu is the Maine Lobster Roll, stuffed with a good helping of lobster meat all within a toasted bun.
First established in 1977 as an independent retail store, Royal Sporting House has since grown into a multi-brand, multi-store network that offers a wide selection of apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment from international sports brands like Reebok, Speedo, Nautica, Sperry and Wilson.
They now have an outlet store at MacPherson so you can get all your sporting needs at up to 70% off.
Providing an enjoyable shopping experience for the sports enthusiast, Royal Sporting House's strong presence in Singapore is a result of their commitment to building trust and long-term relationships with their customers and partners. The epitome of “sports as lifestyle”, Royal Sporting House and Stadium encapsulate the crossover of sports into the realm of fashion and lifestyle.
Brands available at the new outlet store include Reebok, Saucony, Speedo, CAT, Merrell, Wilson, Mizuno, Ted Baker and more.
Little House of Dreams is a homegrown bakery specialising in bespoke cakes and dessert tables. It was the first bakery to officially offer dessert tables with customised sweet treats and gorgeous table styling.
From an online store in 2008, to the 1st brick and mortar bakery in 2012, the brand has since expanded into a flagship bakery bistro at the heart of Dempsey Hill. Little House of Dreams now offers a comprehensive menu selection, ranging from hearty baked meals to tantalising grilled meats and a selection to suit juniors' unique appetites. The refurbished venue features a 4-metre long dessert display counter and is also perfect for intimate life events such as weddings and birthday parties.
Apple’s official Apple Store in Singapore will open at the former site of the Pure Fitness gym at 270 Orchard Road in Knightsbridge by the end of 2016
This will be the first Apple Store to open in Singapore. Pure Fitness is one among several other tenants that will relocate to make way for the upcoming Apple Store. Since it’s at an upscale area in the city centre, the Apple Store will likely appeal to many.
Apple doesn’t have an official retail store in Singapore, one of Asia’s richest countries although dozens of Apple authorized resellers and the Apple Online Store operate in Asia.
The Queen, Antoinette, has descended at the heart of CBD at Sofitel So Singapore.
Antoinette is a quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé, named after the last queen of France who was so often revered for her fine taste and lavishly indulgent love for an excess of meticulously crafted pastries.
Setting herself apart as a hidden gem that makes for the perfect venue for a tête-à-tête, Antoinette’s repertoire of exquisite Parisian offerings will tempt even the most discerning of palates with her takes on time-honoured French classic desserts and savouries.
At Opus Bar & Grill, sustainable seafood and prime cuts; dry aged in-house for 14 to 36 days with our customized Himalayan salt tile cabinets, are expertly cooked by Australian Chef Nick Philip over imported charcoals for an intense depth of aroma and flavor.
The bar showcases a unique range of cocktails inspired by Asian food, accompanied by an enticing selection of bar snacks.
Nature’s Glory was formed in 1991 with the vision and mission to discover the best of Nature, for the betterment of health and lives of Mankind.
Nature’s Glory offers a range of products that are truly unique and distinguished. Their organic and macrobiotic foods, health supplements, ionic water systems, beauty and car health products are among the very best in the world, brought about by painstaking research, and with regional and international representations. Prices are very moderate as part of their health mission.
Accor will this year open its first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore, called ibis Styles Singapore, where the former Hotel Windsor used to stand at the corner of MacPherson and Aljunied Roads.
ibis Styles is one of Accor's economy brands. The 298-room hotel, with a ship-like exterior, is set to open in Q4 2015.
The hotel will be complemented by MacPherson Mall, which is part of the same complex. The hotel's amenities include a 25-metre free-form swimming pool on the fourth floor, as well as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a pool bar, modern gym and a water feature. Its interiors have also all been refurbished with innovative designer furniture.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Early To Bed, a curator of sensual products with a thoroughly modern approach, celebrates intimate lifestyles and connections with the opening of its first retail boutique on Haji Lane.
With a wide range of adult products for the uninitiated or the seasoned lover, you can now shop comfortably in a relaxed retail environment or in the privacy of your own home online at www.earlytobed.sg.
Early To Bed brings a heightened sophistication to adult sensual products, along with honest and open dialogues about sexual wellbeing as part of your everyday life.
The new retail concept puts forth a collection of design-forward products for adults that are tasteful, useful and entirely playful. The interior design of the retail space delivers a tastefully contemporary ambiance evoking the comfort of one’s own home.
Sensual products are openly displayed, encouraging you to use your senses and imagination in exploring the vast array of sexual accoutrements. Knowledgeable and well-trained sales associates are on hand to answer questions and to help select the perfect product for yourself or your partner.
Early To Bed stocks both modern and traditional products from design-winning brands curated from across the world – LELO, PicoBong, Okamoto, Intimate Organics and We-Vibe – and is the exclusive Singaporean retailer for Crave luxury intimate products.
The retail concept moves away from the traditional taboos typically associated with an adult retail shop and add a new dimension of sexiness back to sensuality - but with an abundance of style.
Early To Bed will host informative and exciting sessions in the retail boutique on a variety of topics, from couple intimacy and bridal parties to an individual’s sexual wellbeing. Whatever your persuasion. Early To Bed is your personal guide to an amorous haute landscape of intimacy, whether through their retail store experience or online.
An airship under steam, Copper’s soul purpose is the voyage through and beyond an array of delectable cuisines, taking your taste buds into a realm beyond your wildest dreams. The moment you enter Copper on the lower deck, you will be greeted with Dr Sparks’ beef bar, which houses the largest selection of Gin on the equatorial line.
The bar has over 30 labels to choose from, also offering gourmet bar bites like the Mac & Cheese Balls and Bone Marrow Crostini.
A restaurant will be opening on the top floor specialising in grilled meats.
Trace is a new multi-sensory club, bringing something unique to the clubbing scene in Singapore.
Its name is conceptualized to anchor a guiding path for a new community of club-goers and party people. As a physical translation of this "path", Trace placed emphasis on its lasers, light shows and premier sound system to establish itself as a premium VIP bottle service club with the full dance experience.
Within its compact lounge seating layout, you will enter in a experiential black box of surprises; multi-dimensional architectural light shows, pulsating 3D projection mappings, programmed LED outlining lights, in-built smoke machines and top-of-the-game surround sound speakers.
Trace's interior decor and lighting effects are designed by Director Bu Shukun, who runs Architology Interiors Pte Ltd.
The club is 2800 sq ft with 7 VIP booths that line the perimeter of the space. A centre island of 6 sofa tables is set amidst a circulatory loop of mingling space for you to party around.
A prominent DJ console is anchored with a full 3D projection mapped wall. Within the symmetrically-laid out club, the 3 dance catwalk platforms provide full visual connectivity around the space. Premium alcohol bottles line the bar display, promptly served with dazzling light shows to various VIP tables.