Unleash your inner superstar at BandKara by Bistro8 where you can sing karaoke with live band members, jamming your heart out at every moment!
BandKara is an authentic Japanese live band karaoke restaurant and bar concept from Tokyo. It is a popular activity in Japan that sees individuals get the opportunity to sing popular karaoke songs in front of an audience accompanied by a live band. With over 250,000 songs, everyone will be able to have a chance to stand on the stage and sing to their hearts’ content!
The live band is well equipped to play any song from any genre regardless of language, and they are there to enhance your experience on stage. Customers can go on to play the instruments or bring their own if they’d like to! They can even perform without the karaoke background music to further build up the adrenaline of performing on stage, leaving them wanting to come back for more. BandKara is similar to a collaborative space where music enthusiasts come together to enjoy playing music, performing and simply have fun.
Mr. Nobuhiro Genmei, Chief Operations Officer of Koshidaka Singapore (company which owns Bistro8), believes that everyone can have a good time at BandKara, by reliving their dreams as a superstar, or just by chilling and enjoying the live performances for those not performing.
With that in mind, BandKara invited professional band members from all over Japan with different musical backgrounds to perform and allow the confident singer inside to be unleashed.
For shyer guests who may not want to sing, chill and indulge in BandKara’s delicious menu; everyone can have a good time at BandKara!
BandKara by Bistro8 is also available for booking for private events, birthday celebrations, corporate functions; simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You must have heard of or visited one of Don Don Donki stores in Singapore by now, but their 6th & newest branch at Clarke Quay Central has a unique Teppanyaki station for all their customers to feast together! Enjoy sizzling sights as their expert chefs cook up a slew of delicious Japanese recipes such as Wagyu Steak, Beef Hamburg & Teriyaki Chicken Steak for you! This new store operates on a 24-hr basis and is a perfect pit stop for late night party-goers around the area.
Don Quijote, the biggest discount store chain in Japan is operating in Singapore as Don Don Donki. They are focused on providing high quality Japanese products, and they offer a wide variety of items ranging from fresh produce to toys. Find everything you’re looking for and discover things you never knew you needed, only at Don Don Donki.
Quench your thirst with their fan-favourite peach smoothie, or sample other goods at their indoor Sweet Potato Factory!
A melodious blend of tradition and modernity, Mimi at The Riverhouse in Clarke Quay fuses intriguing flavours from Sichuan, Shanghai and Mongolia with contemporary cooking techniques and distinctive presentations to create an engaging dining experience. Heavily invigorated by its past as a headquarter for secret societies, every dish seeks to convey the secrets, origins and stories of Chinese culture. Click here to view Mimi's menu.
Mimi is also a unique wedding venue choice which offers couples a complete experience of modern Chinese cuisine with a touch of cultural heritage in a 150 year old Heritage Building in the heart of Clarke Quay. Check out their Wedding Kit here for more information.
Part of the newly-opened The Riverhouse at Clarke Quay, Yang is the first upmarket International Asian Club with a distinct music and theatrical entertainment direction. Positioned to be continuous innovators in the Nightlife industry, this nightspot will be the future top-of-mind experiential nightclub identity for Asian revelers in Singapore.
Elegance and Class in Clarke Quay's Oldest Establishment.
Housed within the most iconic and time-honored property in Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse is a multi-concept destination run by 1-Group comprising of an alfresco bar, modern Chinese restaurant and world-class nightclub.
Built in the 1870s along the banks of Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse began life as a thriving “secret society” house helmed by several headmen of the notorious Ghee Hok Society. The same vibrancy continues to live today in this two-storey multi-concept space housing a modern Chinese restaurant, alfresco bar and world-class nightclub – namely Mimi, Yin and Yang.
With its distinctively seductive Chinese architecture, remnants of the past are still present as the establishment pays homage to Eastern influences with top-notch Asian-fusion cuisine and monthly exchanges with the top clubs in Asia. Diners and partygoers alike can expect an immersive experience as they marvel at the sultry décor that amalgamates tradition and modernity.
Introducing Pazzion Café, shoe brand Pazzion’s first multi-concept all-day lifestyle destination in Singapore. Located at Jewel Changi Airport, the 45-seater café at Basement 1 is an oasis within the frenetic airport mall.
A natural extension of the brand that brings together shoe lovers from all walks of life, cultures and countries to a much-needed cosy spot to rest their feet while enjoying the brand’s specially-curated menu of delectable eats as well as a good cup of coffee.
“Everything in moderation, except coffee and shoes” is the beaming neon blue sign that warmly greets every customer as they enter the café. And now they can have the best of both worlds with the Pazzion boutique a stone’s throw away.
The café is tastefully designed in monochromatic tones of black and white, peppered with grey and gold to complement the sleek aesthetics of the brand’s retail boutique. Giving off a modern yet understated elegant vibe with a hint of nostalgia exuding from the vintage soft furnishings placed within the space and creating an invitation to all.
The café serves artisanal brewed coffee from a house blend of 50-50 Brazilian and Colombian beans. Inspired by the unique and sophisticated essence of Pazzion, the coffee beans used at Pazzion Café are carefully roasted to the optimal internal temperature to bring out the smooth, nutty and creamy chocolatey taste of the coffee, leaving one invigorated and craving for more. The sweet aroma of coffee permeates around the café instantly to relax and free the mind. A delectable and comforting sip, be it a hot or cold option, it is best enjoyed with the variety of decorative French pastries.
The curated menu offers a range of all-day dining options, serving a range of different drinks and dishes that accommodate all meal needs. With signature dishes such as French Toast, Cold Truffle Pasta, or the Quinoa Bowl, there is surely something to delight everyone.
For starters, mains to desserts, Pazzion Café offers delectable options that fit into any taste buds and food preferences. Each ingredient is carefully selected for the specially curated menu without compromising on quality, taste and presentation.
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
Strategically located at Jewel Changi Airport, a world-class retail and dining destination, MUJI Jewel Changi Airport is Singapore’s 1st duplex MUJI store, spanning over 1300 sqm in size.
The store furnishing is specially designed by Super Potato and inspired by “Fusion of local culture and MUJI”, spotting vintage traditional household items like windowsills from old houses.
Beside shopping, customers can also take delight in a cosy 88-seater Café&Meal MUJI with a balcony located at 3F, showcasing the occasional view of the skytrain zipping by.
The opening of MUJI Jewel Changi Airport marks a significant presence of MUJI in Singapore, and acts as a window to showcase MUJI and its concept to the world, while establishing communications with both local and international visitors.
There is an extensive range of over 4,000 merchandise in this MUJI store, including MUJI to Go and MUJI WALKER items. Interior Advisory service, a complimentary service that provides customizable solutions to storage problem or interior coordination issue, is also available.
Manifesto at Mandarin Gallery is a unique and curated shopping experience. It is a hybrid combination of a fashion space, an art gallery and a subversive event location, a place that allows their customers to explore, discover and shop unique and diverse products.
These are the brands that they carry in the multi-concept store: APC, Kitsune, Axel Arigato, Lemaire, MM6, Briston, Hope, Lemaire, Linda Farrow, Opening Ceremony, Swear, YMC and Mads Norgaard.
Bringing you a one-of-a-kind experience, b bar is a swanky hideout at habitat by honestbee and is home to an exclusive spirits and cocktail bar that presents New Age Classics, its first of many seasonal themes. Inspired by gastronomy and culinary techniques, ingredients are sourced from around the world, available for purchase at habitat by honestbee.
Resident bar manager Anton Gornev uses modern techniques to recreate classic drinks infused with local and Asian flavours. Originally from St Petersburg, Russia, Anton brings with him a wealth of international experience having competed in competitions across the globe. Employing gastronomy techniques such as fat-washing, sous vide infusion, milk clarification, and even using a bee smoker, Anton’s inventive style adds a layer of depth to b bar’s cocktails. Apart from a change of menus, b bar’s interior decor and uniforms will be updated accordingly to bring a new take to the experience.
Sharing his inspiration behind the current theme of New Age Classics, “As a bar that’s just opening, I wanted to shine a spotlight on classic cocktails to showcase how bartending began and evolved, but with my own modern take. habitat by honestbee is an exciting playground of exotic flavours and fresh ingredients that have inspired me to take on new concoctions.”
b bar is hidden beyond the Wine and Spirits alley of habitat by honestbee, serving as an element of surprise behind the illusive mirror. Colours and geometries give the shelving its own character with brass and stone adding to the richness of textural qualities of the space.
Those looking to ease back this month will be able to indulge in b bar’s low ABV (alcohol by volume) cocktails which pack more flavour than potency. To provide guests with more options, b bar’s menu is categorised into low to high ABV cocktails to suit any occasion. Not to be missed at b bar is Anton’s signature cocktail, Bienvenido, which is a Top 3 finalist in the 2018/2019 Bacardi Legacy competition. Also look out for Milky Whey, a classic milk punch cocktail made with a secret natural cola recipe comprising 15 ingredients, including dried lavender and coriander. More than your average mocktail, b bar’s non-alcoholic cocktails are complex and nuanced. Made with habitat by honestbee’s cold brew coffee from Hinoki and homemade kaya from Lazy Loaf, the Cold Brew Colada is a spin on the traditional Pina Colada.
This co-working space, supported by Enterprise Singapore, will provide an interactive environment for both local and international, cross-disciplinary designers to congregate, exchange ideas and connect with potential partners and talents. It intends to bring together industry players who are relevant to the fashion and design ecosystem such as value chain suppliers like fibre producers and textile manufacturers, beauty & lifestyle service providers such as photographers and make-up artists.
Housed at the top two levels of the newly-opened Design Orchard, The Cocoon Space is designed to provide the community with networking and interaction opportunities, whilst also offering quiet corners and workstations to foster creativity and innovation. The open work area on level two, which includes, adaptable desk spaces at the Gallery, the Co-Lab, the Incubation Room and theatre space - The Cave is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of business needs by providing web-meeting and other high-tech facilities.
TCS also caters to special fashion-centric requirements with The Makers Studio which is well equipped with industrial grade sewing machines and by providing a dedicated space which allows designers to exhibit their work. Adjacent to The Makers Studio is a Resource Wall that will feature different types of fabric and materials and a 3D Printer. On the top level, TENCELTM Studio (the event hall) is set against a lush, green outdoor amphitheatre overlooking Orchard Road – a perfect space for designers to launch their collections, or for companies who intend to run workshops or fashion shows.
“The Cocoon Space has been designed with much support from TaFF’s partners; this includes colleagues from Singapore Furniture Industries Council who have provided advisory on suitable furniture and SGTech on tech infrastructure. TCS is indeed a project of shared effort and collaborations”, says Mr Wilson Teo, Vice-President, Executive Committee, TaFF.
In addition, TaFF is working with international partners such as The Mills Fabrica of Hong Kong to provide members of TCS with the use of their state-of-the-art prototyping lab and tech style-focused (intersection of technology and style) workspace in Hong Kong. Such efforts will help TCS’s community to venture into international markets and to provide tangible benefits for those who have plans to take flight beyond the domestic market.
TaFF is also launching a programme called The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), supported by Enterprise Singapore, which will run at TCS.
TBFI is a 30-week long programme that equips and enables aspiring firms who are keen to launch and/or scale their business in the fashion industry. Applicants may include firms with fashion or accessories collections, fashion technology and textile-related products or solutions. Applicants for the program will be curated by a panel of distinguished business veterans from both the fashion & textile and technology industry. Successful applicants will undergo mentorship in product portfolio development, business model structuring, pitching, and relevant exposure totechnological innovations and sustainability.
JAM draws the modern Asian family table into Siri House, introducing diverse flavours and influences to their shared plates. Led by Ming Tan (Lolla, Park Bench Deli) and Jeremy Cheok (Garang Grill), familiar, quality produce are delivered with signature twists, while service forgoes formality for genuine warmth and hospitality. Sunday Punch’s Mark Tay and Yap Hwee Jen elevate the dining experience with a sophisticated bar programme, comprising a line-up of distillates and spirits developed in-house.
Refined, playful and deliberate, JAM at Siri House celebrates the gathering of kith and kin, and their enjoyment of great food, at its heart.
Siri House in Dempsey Hill is a lifestyle, social and dining space by Sansiri, Thailand’s leading luxury property developer, bringing together people, art, design, food, and retail - all essential elements for a sought-after place of gathering. An emblem of the Sansiri lifestyle, Siri House welcomes everyone. Whether you’re looking for a brunch spot on the weekend, a cocktail masterclass to attend, a thoughtful gift for a friend or just for quiet refuge, Siri House is the place to be.
Nestled in Dempsey Hill, Siri House features a Sales Gallery highlighting Sansiri’s most prestigious property developments; JAM at SIRI HOUSE, a restaurant that elevates the home dining and drinking experience; an intimate Art Space that will exhibit a roster of art shows by Thai and international artists; The Shop retailing a hot list of ones-to-watch-and-know design brands from Thailand.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
Walking On Sunshine (WOS) is the newest and one of the biggest beauty destination in Singapore. Not only a beauty destination but also an oasis to connoisseurs of food. WOS plunges you into a whole new experience in beauty and dining.
Walking on Sunshine plunges you into the atmosphere of nature and brings you a total new concept of dining and beauty. In WOS, they serve healthy food and desserts using freshly picked and natural ingredients.
At the same time WOS is a beauty salon with TOP-notch hair stylists for customers who wish to have a Korean hair make-over. On top of that, they also have an unique photo studio with wide range of authentic hanboks (traditional Korean apparel) for customers to choose from.
Step into an exciting world of flavours and a journey of discovery at Walking On Sunshine at Orchard Central. Experience a gastronomic journey like never before adorned with a relaxing feel. Savour in a taste bursting with flavour with WOS's brunch menu, salad and paninis. View their menu here.
You can also read more about their interesting & specially-curated retail offerings here.
The Moon on Mosque Street sell books, they have a cafe too and they cater to events of the whimsical sort.
A nest of solace for those lost in the literary (whether by choice or otherwise), a haven for all sorts of whacky and whimsy and a tavern to revitalise the mind, body, and soul.
The Moon you know could be any of these: an abode for celestial beings, a measure of time, a symbol of hope, or the turnings of the tide.
Step through its doors and find yourself bemused, amused, or just in wonder at wherever you choose to get lost into. And while you're at it, sip on tea or have some cake. Just bask in being some place at the same place. Welcome to the Moon.
Mahota Kitchen at Century Square is a beautiful lifestyle concept space where friends and family may gather over good food, great music and beautiful art.
They hope their patrons would enjoy hanging out at their new space, create beautiful memories and always leave Mahota Kitchen feeling inspired.
The brand's design ethos are inspired by nature and appreciation of fine craftsmanship so other than featuring gorgeous artwork from talented artists, they have also curated a line-up of interesting lifestyle products to share their love for well-made designs.
With rustic cement flooring, loft-like industrial furniture, natural woods, sleek white tiles and a family of exotic plants full of personality, they have put their heart & soul in designing a space where one may forget troubles, take a breather and face the world afresh again.
Following their well-received Singapore flagship store late last year, Don Don Donki's 2nd store is now open at 100AM along Tras Street.
Don Quijote, the biggest discount store chain in Japan is now in Singapore as Don Don Donki.
They are focused on providing high quality Japanese products and they offer a wide variety of items ranging from fresh produce to toys. Find everything you’re looking for and discover things you never knew you needed, only at Don Don Donki.
Discover a world of imagination and exploration with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's new family accommodations, facilities and offerings that encourage fun, peace of mind, family time and learning through play.
The 9th floor of the hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing is dedicated to family travellers. 5 themed Family Suites offer an immersive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds. 19 Deluxe Family Rooms, ideal for families and guests travelling with young children, are also available on the same floor.
An interactive indoor and outdoor play space, spanning 2,150 square metres in total - Buds by Shangri-La - is located on level 1 of the Tower Wing and features specially curated installations to take younger guests on a journey of discovery through 4 key narratives: embracing nature, adventure, camaraderie and independence.
The Themed Family Suite allows your children’s imaginations to soar high or run wild with 5 fun themes: Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari or Treetop. Thoughtful touches, including a dream bed and treasure shelf in Children’s room, two bathrooms with the larger designed for children.
The unique whimsical interiors at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s themed family suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed. The bed and complementing carpets are all custom-made and the settings are perfect for kids to escape into another world.
You can also request for children’s movies or board games to keep the young ones entertained while you snack on the complimentary goodies.
Every aspect of the new themed family suites has been carefully planned — even the location of the Themed Family Suite and Deluxe Family Room is deliberate: each Themed Family Suite is connected to a Deluxe Family Room, allowing the possibility of transforming the rooms into one ‘jumbo family room’ that caters to bigger families.
Core Collective is a collaborative centre for fitness and wellness professionals and enthusiasts, anchored on the philosophy of care.
They cater to busy professionals in downtown Singapore, providing them access to a full range of fitness and wellness programmes to rejuvenate both mind and body.
At Core Collective, they believe in fostering entrepreneurship and facilitating the sharing of knowledge amongst their resident community of fitness and wellness professionals - integrating cross-industry expertise within a curated environment for the benefit of their members.
ROYAL SQUARE at Novena is an integrated development by developer Hoi Hup Sunway at the premier gateway to Health City Novena. It offers shopping, dining and hospitality experience under one roof. Being strategically located at the junction of Thomson Road and Irrawaddy Road, Royal Square at Novena is linked to the Novena MRT and within a stone’s throw from Orchard Road.
The 33-storey mixed use development is made up of a 2-storey mall comprising 25 units of Shops and 24 units of Restaurant; a communal landscape deck incorporated with 2 restaurants; 171 Medical Suites equipped with Day Surgery Centre, Imaging Centre and Laboratory. It is topped off with a 250 rooms Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
The medical suites will enjoy abundant daylights as they are designed to be outward facing with corridor access. The tower is in the general north south orientation, so that there is minimal heat gain and glare. Most of the units are also well shaded by specially designed façade sunshading. Each unit is designed with toilet provision which allow purchasers to incorporate their own toilets provision for future incorporation by purchasers.
Centre for Medical Imaging, laboratory and the day surgery centre supporting the vibes for the medical centre are located on the 7th to 9th Storey. Medical suites available for sale are located on the 10th to 21st Storey, with size ranges from 420 sq ft to 786 sq ft. The medical suites will be served by its own lift lobby equipped with efficient passenger and service lift system, some of the lift cars are catered to allow stretcher usage.
On top of all these, the building aims to be environmentally sustainable by providing a myriad of passive and active building technology. It will be awarded the highest grade of Platinum in the Singapore Greenmark building grading system. In addition to that, there are facilities like fitness areas on the communal landscape deck, bicycle park that create an environment for healthy living, possibilities for exercises and promotes active lifestyle.
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White (the chef-restaurateur and television star behind Hell’s Kitchen Australia) was the world’s youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. He then ‘returned’ the stars during the height of his fame. His restaurant in Singapore, The English House, is set to open soon.
The English House is located at the two adjoining colonial buildings which used to be home to the popular bar Madam Wong’s on Mohamed Sultan Road. It will also include a hotel on the second floor, with 18 rooms slated to open when they are ready, following the opening of the restaurant.
Boutique gym Kilter Avenue has launched HRVST, a cafe & bar concept which aims to make vegan cuisine a highly sought after and approachable one.
Injecting the cool into vegan cuisine, their dishes are easy on the wallet, good for the body, and pleasing to the eyes. You’ll be glad you made that missed steak.
HRVST is helmed by partner head chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan Choong, who have between them close to 20 years of experience of working in many kitchens, most recently in Tippling Club, Esquina, and Cheek by Jowl. Over the years, they have explored with different types of cuisines, always looking for new inspiration and motivation to continue on their chef journey.
In the stylish contemporary space with a lush leafy backdrop, or al fresco by the infinity pool, Food Exchange is a cheerful spot for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
Get your day off to a nourishing start with breakfast from the generous buffet. Fresh breads, pastries and cereals tempt you alongside delicious hot and cold regional and international specialities. On weekends, you can relax and savour a lavish brunch – the perfect way to ease into your day.
The evening buffet offers a tempting fusion of Asian, European and Indian cuisine. Dishes are skilfully prepared using the freshest of regional ingredients at the open kitchen stations while you watch. An international wine list and a wide selection of beers and soft drinks are the perfect accompaniment.
Food Exchanged is helmed by Head Chef Janne Ollikainen.
Since beginning his career at the age of 15 in his native Finland, Chef Janne has worked at luxury hotels throughout Southeast Asia, picking up numerous awards along the way.
The recently unveiled integrated complex in Bedok, Heartbeat@Bedok, was designed to incorporate amenities that cater to all age groups, providing family-friendly facilities. Parents with kids, grandchildren and grandparents can all come together as families to enjoy themselves in a single location.
Built upon a formerly forested site, it is apt that the main theme of Heartbeat@Bedok is greenery. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Heartbeat@Bedok’s unique design has also caught the eye internationally and it has won numerous architectural awards both home and abroad.
Bringing multiple services together under one roof, Heartbeat@Bedok is one of Singapore’s largest integrated complexes - it occupies 2.1 hectares or the size of about three football fields. The building houses several facilities such as a community centre, sport centre, polyclinic, senior care centre, a public library, as well as food & beverage outlets and shops.
In a prestigious neighbourhood just a stone’s throw away from Orchard Road sits a stunning new lifestyle hub – the 254-room Novotel Singapore on Stevens and 518-room Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Step into this lush urban paradise equipped with an infinity pool, lap pool, tennis court, 24-hour gym, 9 meeting spaces, ballrooms and 14 dining outlets.
Relax and make the most of your stay in their modern smoke-free rooms. Enjoy full-serviced comfort and serenity set amongst lush greenery alongside high speed Wi-Fi, web TV and eco-friendly shower amenities. Plunge into bed and be assured of a comfortable and relaxing night’s sleep in our high quality plush bedding.
Business or leisure? They’ve got it all covered.
Modern and contemporary decor of their rooms & suites, is to offer you a quiet, comfortable retreat in the heart of vibrant Singapore, designed with your comfort in mind.
Share good times with friends and family over international wines and inspired cocktails, along with the finest International cuisine at their Food & Beverage outlets.
Developed by Oxley Holdings Limited, the intergrated lifestyle hub on Stevens Road features 2 renowned hotels with a total of 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests.
Located next to each other, both hotels will offer more choices for guests and the unique opportunity of experiencing both brands.
The development of both Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens is Oxley’s maiden venture into hotel development. With a diversified development and investment portfolio, Oxley is making its mark as a strong local and international property developer.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens is about 3 minutes from Orchard Road, Asia's famous entertainment and shopping belt. Explore Singapore with convenient public transport, including a bus stop right at the hotel doorstep and Stevens and Orchard MRT subway stations close by. Unlock your Singapore adventures by visiting Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO Heritage Site, as well as cultural districts of Chinatown and Little India.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens features 518 tastefully designed rooms, with suites and rooms on the Premier Floor that gives access to the exclusive Premier Lounge.
With the Food & Beverage outlets within the hotel; Mercure celebrates the food and invite people to share and mingle. Either around a bottle of wine and cheese platters at Winestone or with homemade pizzas and sustainable coffees at FudeBar, they aim to connect people.
For business needs; their meeting rooms come with the latest Hi-Tech equipment, natural daylight and a large foyer area. With a dedicated experienced and professional team at your service, just focus on what matters the most to you.
Famed Japanese discount store Don Quijote has opened its first store in Singapore at Orchard Central.
The double-storey 1,397 sq m discount store is operating with its name as Don Don Donki instead of Don Quijote because a Don Quijote restaurant already exists here in Dempsey Road. The 24-hour store has the same range and eclectic mix of products as its outlets in Japan.
Founded in 1978 by Takao Yasuda, the brand now has over 368 stores in Japan, Hawaii and the United States.
The second Singapore outlet is set to open middle of June 2018 and will be located in Tanjong Pagar.
One of the levels of the flagship store is dedicated to food. You can also find the Don Don Donki bar, the first outside of Japan.
The Japanese themed bar with an array of drinks like sake, beer and whiskey operates from 4pm to 2am from Sunday to Thursday and from 4pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday.
The cheapest product at Singapore's Don Don Donki is the Calbee Jagatico Salad which is going for S$0.50, while the most expensive is the 35-year-old Hibiki Suntory Whisky at S$80,000.
Lumine is now open at Clarke Quay's The Central with an exciting new mall-in-mall shopping experience! Have your pick of Japan — and eat it too.
Lumine introduces a guiding philosophy, I Am Who I AM, which is derived from its aim to inspire the sense of taste and value via variability in fashion from Japan for Singaporean women.
I Am Who I AM promotes self-confidence and encourages women to be as beautiful inside as they are on the outside, through one’s personal journey of growth.
As part of the launch in Singapore, the brand presents popular individuals from Singapore and Japan who strive on being different and are not afraid to express themselves.
With fine-quality products edited and curated by Lumine, visitors to the mall can expect a mall-in-mall experience. Both established and younger brands will be available, as well as an in-house café that is the first of its kind.
The 5,000 sqft store is also home to Swee Lee Social Club; an in-store casual cafe for patrons to rest and hang ten, a hangout space for music lovers to exchange over cuppas and sweets.
The bigger store space at Star Vista is also the expansion of Swee Lee Music Academy and it is now fitted with five teaching rooms for you to learn music and jam away.
Swee Lee Star Vista Lifestyle Store also offers repair services and a special VIP treatment (by appointment only), for those who’d like to have consultations with the pros on the range of limited edition guitars.
Savourworld is the ultimate foodie collective that brings together cuisines from all over the world. A never-ending food and beverage experience that lets you explore over 20 top restaurants and chill-out bars.
Savourworld is a celebration of the multi-faceted world of gastronomy and lifestyle. They aim to create a community which unites the very best of the culinary world with lifestyle activities, and to make it accessible to as large of an audience as possible. A joint- venture project between Asia's premier gourmet festival, SAVOUR Events and F&B and lifestyle industry expert, Revolver Asia.
â€‹Two industry leaders bring to the market Singapore’s first dedicated food and lifestyle destination integrated with food festivals and lifestyle events, bringing content to visitors all year round.
The sprawling 60,000 sq ft Savourworld, which is part of office building Ascent, is a mere three-minute walk from Kent Ridge MRT station.
Its 13,000 sq ft event hall which will be home to different monthly line-ups can fit up to 1,500 people. The space will debut with food and beer festival Oktoberfest in October.
The city revolves around you at City Gate; where the CBD and its attractions at Beach Road/Ophir- Rochor areas are brought right up to your doorstep. This is the ultimate lifestyle of convenience that you’ve always desired.
Live above it all in a 30-storey iconic mixed development, away from the daily rush; where 311 exclusive apartments elevate you to a tranquil sanctuary. Bring your senses to higher bliss and experience pure luxury and relaxation.
Experience the privilege of city living, where three levels of retail services are at your service just an elevator ride away. Venturing out, the nearby Kallang Riverside beckons you to soak in the exciting water activities. Minutes away, Marina Bay and Marina South buzz with vibrant leisure and dining possibilities. Be a part of it all, witness a new city centre take shape.
In addition to greater convenience for commuters with seamless transfers between the new air-conditioned bus interchange and the Bukit Panjang MRT and LRT stations, commuters using the new Bukit Panjang ITH can expect new features to enhance their overall journey experience. The new ITH will also feature several technological innovations to improve workplace safety, for example, a traffic management system to detect and increase bus captains’ visual awareness of bus movements within the bus parking area.
The Bukit Panjang ITH is the first integrated transport hub operated by SMRT Buses, who has invested significantly to ensure a positive travelling experience for commuters using the new ITH.
The Bukit Panjang ITH will take on a different look and feel, with its design and function planned around three key themes: Commuter Centricity, Workforce Oriented and Community Bonding. Please refer to the Annex for a summary of new features at Bukit Panjang ITH.
One of the few features unique to this hub is that commuters can soon borrow items such as portable USB charger, shopping trolley and an umbrella when they travel through the Bukit Panjang ITH. To borrow the items, commuters need to go to the WeCare Shop located near the bus interchange at the ground level of the connected Hillion Mall, also to provide an identity card (to be scanned) and a contact number. They may keep the items for up to three days, after which SMRT employees will contact them to return the things.
The Bukit Panjang ITH is fully equipped with barrier-free facilities which makes it convenient to take public transport, especially for commuters with mobility issues as well as commuters travelling with young children and prams. For example, graduated kerb edges are installed at all boarding berths to facilitate boarding and alighting of buses by passengers in wheelchairs. Bus berths and lifts have also been braille-equipped for the visually impaired.
Priority queues and accompanying seats will also be demarcated for seniors, less mobile and expectant mothers to rest and wait at, so that they can be accorded priority boarding for their buses.
All new and upcoming ITHs and Bus Interchanges developed from 2014 are also designed with standalone nursing rooms which comes with diaper changing amenities and a wash basin.
The Container is a tapas and cocktail bar that draws inspiration from the elements of earth, air, water and fire. It is also one of two specially curated concepts – Aburiya Japanese Wagyu Yakiniku and The Container Wagyu Tapas & Bar which are located side by side, right next to the iconic Singapore River on Boat Quay, offering a comprehensive Japanese Wagyu experience.
In Hokkaido, wagyu farmers all have a second ‘home’.
At the end of the day, they will gather in old, used containers which are converted into informal ‘bars’.
It is at the bars where they share anecdotes about their day’s work and their family (or how some miss theirs who live in other prefectures). They enjoy small plates of wagyu dishes, served up along with sake and beer. Sometimes, the farmers take turns to prepare their hometown wagyu specialities.
Laughing, bonding, over their stories. A place of camaraderie and friendship. This is a celebration of life. The Container is inspired by this experience.
At Aburiya, you will embark on a real Japanese Wagyu beef journey in more ways than one. Presenting to their customers a unique experience with two specially curated concepts – Aburiya Japanese Wagyu Yakiniku and The Container Wagyu Tapas & Bar are both located on Boat Quay, right next to the iconic Singapore River.
As believers of the “nose to tail” philosophy, the people behind Aburiya and The Container respectfully ensure that they use all the cuts of the Japanese Wagyu beef which they import to Singapore from their partner farmers, to minimise wastage and also to showcase the various unique cuts of the beef.
At Aburiya, they pride ourselves in delivering the perfect yakiniku experience.
They also import their own ‘bincho’, also known as ‘white charcoal’, from their own source. A Japanese tradition for yakiniku, grilling Japanese wagyu over ‘white charcoal’ imparts a special flavour to the slices of wagyu beef.
The oldest of three malls in Tampines central, this facelift project will be the mall's first major renovation since it opened in 1995.
The 216,055 sqft mall will have 218 shop units. One of its anchor tenants is lifestyle grocer Mahota Market. It will take up about a third of Basement 1 and will feature a booth for freshly bought items to be cooked into meals such as steaks and pastas.
Another anchor tenant, cinema operator Filmgarde will introduce a new “3D immersive sound technology” across its six new movie halls, which will seat nearly 1,000 people in all.
The largest mall in Northern Singapore will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year. Developed by Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, the mall is part of Northpoint City, the largest integrated development in the North, housing over 400 retail and dining outlets across two retail wings.
When completed, the 1.33 million square feet Northpoint City will also include the 920-unit North Park Residences, community spaces, an air-conditioned bus interchange and an underground retail link with direct access to Yishun MRT Station.
Northpoint City is expected to serve as a lifestyle, recreation and integrated transportation hub for over half a million residents from Singapore’s northern region.
With a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, a town plaza which is the size of 10 basketball courts and a line-up of lifestyle and retail offerings curated to serve the community, Northpoint City will be the key venue of community interaction and activities.
The Nee Soon Central Community Club will move into the South Wing of the mall by 2018 and will be the first Community Club in Singapore to be housed in a shopping mall. The Yishun Public Library will also be re-opening in the mall by the first quarter of next year.
Pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community and Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)1, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore created additional space for community-focused services. Such community-centric tenants include The RICE Company, a performing arts non-profit organisation, as well as a childcare centre The Orange Academy.
Shoppers can expect a new, exciting and vibrant shopping experience at both the North and South wings, which will form the mall at Northpoint City. With the expected completion of its Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) in September 2017, Northpoint Shopping Centre will be integrated into Northpoint City and renamed as its North Wing.
In addition to a diverse range of retail offerings, the North Wing will feature over 50 food and beverage concepts, including family favourites Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Tenderfresh. The South Wing will have a second food court in addition to a speciality food precinct named "The Makan Town”, an education cluster, as well as other thematic shopping zones.
Drawn by the potential and scale of Northpoint City, the mall is on track to having close to 90% of its retail space leased when it opens in the fourth quarter of this year. Harvey Norman will move into a brand-new 34,000 square feet store to offer even more selections for its shoppers, while retail stalwart FairPrice will open a supermarket spanning 33,000 square feet. This will be the second supermarket in Northpoint City in addition to the existing Cold Storage supermarket, giving even more options for shoppers.
Linking the two wings of Northpoint City’s retail space will be The Courtyard at Basement 1. It will be a community space designed to allow natural light into the mall, while offering an unobstructed view of shopfronts in that area.
This 21st July, MUJI will open its first flagship store at Plaza Singapura! More than just a retail space, MUJI at Plaza Singapura will reveal new original concepts adapted from its parent company Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
The largest MUJI retail outlet in Singapore will serve as a community ground for people from all walks of life to come together, explore design and arts ideas, and experience various learning anchors. It will be based largely on locality, a store that acts as a window to the world, while keeping to the basic concept of MUJI.
MUJI Plaza Singapura will also house new merchandise line from series such as Found MUJI, IDÉE and MUJI Labo all of which focuses on origins, ideas and style. The unique store which will feature never before seen design elements will also be home to the third Café&Meal MUJI which can seat 70 diners!
Leica Galerie was recently unveiled at The Fullerton Hotel. The opening photo exhibition at this new gallery space is 'Memories of Istanbul', by renown Turkish photographer Mr. Ara Güler.
The new gallery replaces the one at Raffles Hotel, where Leica has held exhibitions for the past 5 years.
Nested within the magnificent Fullerton Hotel building, the new Leica Galerie & Store space showcases both classic and contemporary Leica cameras and sport optics amidst a décor of luxury and heritage.
Adorning Leica Galerie walls are works of photography masters of old and new.
Art, cuisine and retail come together in a new contemporary lifestyle space called SRPS. The acronym stands for Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, a reflection of the three concepts’ names.
SRPS comprises of a “kaffatea” room called Steamroom, a restaurant called The Pillar, and a retail and art lab named Stones.
The entire concept is spread over 5,000 square feet in Orchard Central, with its distinctive design drawing inspiration from three art movements – Memphis Milano, Bauhaus, and Brutalism.
At Steamroom, guests can enjoy coffee or a pot of speciality tea prepared with a Steampunk machine that allows for each variety of tea to be optimally brewed to suit its unique nature, so that the finest taste can be achieved.
Stones is a multifunctional art space that serves as an art lab, where aspiring artists can participate in masterclasses, workshops and jamming sessions led by professionals. Stones will also retail collections by Emporium of Modern Man (EoMM), a multi-label lifestyle and fashion company that focuses on products with a story, as well as in-house brands such as Ultramarine and In Real Life.
At The Pillar, the contemporary menu brings together the flavours of seasonal produce from around the world, and Executive Chef & Cuisine Principal Stephan Zoisl uses the taste, colours and textures of ingredients to showcase art on a plate.
On the menu; Angus Beef Tartare, Braised Beef Cheeks, Pottimaron Pumpkin Risotto. Lobster Fregola Sarda Pasta, Salmon Ochazuke and more.