Strategically located in one-north near Buona Vista MRT interchange, Rochester Commons will provide a one-campus opportunity with workspace, habitat, hangout and learning components all integrated in a single location.
Rochester Commons is anchored by a 17-storey Mixed-use Tower comprising a Shared Executive Learning Centre, a 135-room upscale Hotel, Office, a sky garden and an amenities deck. The myriad interweaving of learn-work-live-play spaces at Rochester Commons fosters a new kind of environment for knowledge seekers and providers to meet, bond, connect and socialise in a vibrant and immersive setting.
Located in the unique Rochester Park, the effective blending of Rochester Commons with the rustic environment and surrounding lush greenery is exemplified by a Knowledge Trail on an elevated deck. This seamlessly connects 12 heritage bungalows with the Tower, creating a central active spine of outdoor working spaces and meeting pods.
Shared Executive Learning Centre:
• 5,000 sqm located on Level 2 and 3 of the Tower
• Flexible and adaptable meeting spaces and shared training facilities
• Focused on leadership, innovation and energy for human performance
• Curated courses focused on immersive learning experience
Located in the heart of Kovan, Singapore. Stars of Kovan is a 99-year leasehold mixed development with a total gross floor area of more than 326,060 sq ft. The development comprises of 390 residential units with sizes ranging from 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom, 5 strata terrace units and 46 strata shops.
The development is easily accessible via MRT and expressways. With only two minutes walk to the Kovan MRT Station, the development is quickly connectable to all business and shopping hubs.
The rare supply of a new mixed development nearby the MRT station makes it unique. Stars of Kovan is just 2 minutes walk away from the MRT station making it a fine choice. Due to its rarity, it will become a benchmark in the market. Its stronger comparative advantages call for higher return yield and valuable capital gain.
A brand new mixed development by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of CK Asset Holdings Limited in Singapore, Stars of Kovan encompasses the expertise from one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong. With the long outstanding history in property development, CK Asset Holdings Limited has continued to enhance cityscapes around the world with iconic landmarks.
This month, SPRMRKT joins a new neighbourhood – the verdant and idyllic Dempsey Hill, with an inspired space and a new cultural-culinary experience through dining, retail and art.
2012 saw the beginnings of the lifestyle F&B brand in a shophouse on McCallum Street favoured by city dwellers as an oasis to the hustle and bustle of CBD life. Eight years later, SPRMRKT has grown into a familiar neighbourhood name; from the bustling central business district to the riverside respite of Robertson Quay, quaint Cluny residential area, and now, at the heart of the Dempsey Hill lifestyle enclave.
Just like its name without the vowels, SPRMRKT is about simplicity, focusing on what matters. At the heart of it is responsibly sourced ingredients prepared meticulously to let their natural flavours shine; warm, friendly service centred on the diner; a showcase of carefully sourced gourmet brands from Singapore and around the region with the aim of giving back; and thoughtful collaborations that support young artists and creatives.
Another reason to drop by SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill is the house-baked goods fresh from the oven, enticing with their lingering aroma. The range varies daily and includes breads, pastries and tea cakes, as well as must-haves like the Olive Oil Cake and Chiffon Cake in flavours of lychee, strawberry and pandan.
Exclusive on the weekends, listen out for the ice cream man ringing the bell as SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill brings a little nostalgia to the neighbourhood with the Durian Semifreddo Wafer Sandwich. The frozen semifreddo is house made with luscious D24 durian pulp cocooned in a crispy wafer with vanilla and caramel notes; great for on the go or at the breezy veranda.
Over the past eight months, Singapore’s foremost gluten-free bistro The Butcher’s Wife has played host to Drunken Farmer, a travelling natural wine bar and consultancy belonging to the same Spa Esprit Group portfolio of F&B brands. Guided by Drunken Farmer’s natural wine expert Eduardo Bayo, The Butcher’s Wife then revamped their wine programme to focus solely on wines that are organic, biodynamic, natural, and sustainable. Since making the switch to champion a 100 per cent gluten-free lifestyle in 2017, this natural wine programme compliments one of the most exciting chapters the Tiong Bahru backstreet bistro will soon embark on: a shockingly simple approach to gluten-free dining by new Brazilian head chef Mariana Campos that favours all manner of funk, is great for the gut and delicious to the very end.
To cater to diners and regulars who cannot get enough of these natural wine offerings and a pandemic that’s changing the way we eat and drink, The Butcher’s Wife has launched Singapore’s very first brick and mortar natural wine retail space. Curated by Drunken Farmer, retail offerings include popular labels that diners have discovered while dining at The Butcher’s Wife, including its monthly 5 Bites 5 Wines event organised in collaboration with Drunken Farmer and many more surprises, at to-go prices.
Following the kick-off of the natural wine retail format at The Butcher’s Wife, the retail to-go concept might be replicated to cater for the neighbourhoods the other SEG F&B outlets are located in, so wine lovers can rejoice in the fact that a bottle of natural wine is always in close reach.
Binibeca Fashion – With four international Spanish shoe brands under one roof, the concept of the store is to create a pleasant shopping experience for their customers, offering a variety of designs and brands in one store. Visit Binibeca Fashion's newest store at Suntec City.
Cicada at Clarke Quay is a multi-concept dining and entertainment venue that spans two floors - on the first is an all-day dining bistro, while the second floor features a smouldering, jazz lounge (level 2 will be ready in Q2 2020).
The entire concept pivots on a Modern Asian angle - from the food, to signature cocktails on tap, and a regular live entertainment programme (showcasing top-notch Mandarin singer-songwriters and jazz musicians), Cicada blends the best of Singapore and our surrounding region to curate a welcoming space that hopes to offer a slice of elegance and tranquility within Clarke Quay.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Arc Children Centre on Lorong Limau is an independent charity centre dedicated to enriching the daily lives of children who are braving life-threatening illnesses, and their families too.
Arc's new 5,000 sq ft centre features an indoor play area complete with slides and climbing wall, as well as multi-sensory corner and custom-made library with cosy reading nooks for the children. The open, modular setup that allows versatile maximization of space for both educational and enrichment activities to take place.
Arc Children's Centre is a registered charity with the Ministry of Social & Family Development.
They support children between the ages of 3-18 years with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Younger or older children may be reviewed on a case by case consideration. They accept all children regardless of religion, race or culture. They also provide support for family members of these children.
Since July 2011, Arc has helped more than 150 children with cancer or a life-threatening illness.
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 cozy terrace in the heart of Clarke Quay, Yin is for like-minded people to congregate. Located within The Riverhouse, Yin is an al-fresco bar by day and lounge by night, where their patrons can enjoy non-stop entertainment ranging from LIVE performances to sports, from dusk ’till dawn.
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.
Located in Downtown Orchard, Temasek Shophouse is home to Temasek’s philanthropic arm — Temasek Trust, Temasek Foundations and Stewardship Asia Centre.
Temasek Shophouse is a social impact hub that seeks to encourage, enhance and elevate initiatives and activities that contribute towards the common good.
Level 1 Gallery is open to the public and hosts a variety of events, ranging from talks about social impact to community outreach programs. They also house an embedded social enterprise café, Foreword Coffee, that is staffed by differently abled people. Temasek Shophouse is a place where business and community, enterprise and philanthropy, hardware and heartware all come together under one roof.
Pasar Peninsula is Singapore’s latest multi-label store officially stocking the likes of Aries Arise, Perks and Mini, Good Morning Tapes, Han Kjøbenhavn and DUNNO.
Set within the Kampong Glam precinct, Pasar Peninsula is a firm believer of “retail is not dead” and aims to create a culturally apt creative retail space for alternative cultures and communities. The store, unfazed by trends, opts for a non-conformist; rebellious, underground approach to its carefully curated mix of storied goods, and is home to obscure brands veering in a sweet indefinable space between streetwear and high fashion.
The formation of Pasar Peninsula is a response to what the store feels limited to in terms of creativity, diversity and individuality in Singapore’s retail market.
Therapy Market is a marketplace at Marina Square offering products and services for the personal therapy you need. They carry beauty, aromatherapy, food, health, personal care, plants, home and fashion products for a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Their aim is to provide affordable and accessible comfort, therapy, and pampering for individuals in our fast-paced society. In a nutshell, they want to create positive emotions and make you feel good everyday!
JW360° welcomes you. They are a restaurant, retail shop and café store which invites you to experience the REAL JAPAN from 360°!
JW 360° is a Japanese multi-concept food destination. It comprises Restaurant Suju Masayuki, a restaurant offering simple comfort food, JW 360° Café, a coffeehouse serving a seasonal menu of drinks and desserts, and Nomono, a specialty store featuring Japanese food products – some of which are available for the first time in an overseas market.
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.
You can’t cry over spilled milk when there’s no milk to begin with. In Singapore, most fish soup eateries serve their fish soup with a dash of condensed milk. No Milk on Pahang Street offers fish soup with no added milk.
A multi-concept establishment; No Milk is your casual fish soup eatery in the day and when the sun sets, the second floor turns in a chill-out bistro with some cool drink deals and fusion bar bites to offer.
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.
Tucked away in NewGen Retail concept habitat by honestbee, lies two exciting entrants set to shake up Singapore’s dining scene and change your notion of a grocery and dining destination. Introducing oyster and seafood bar hama hama, which brings Asian-inspired small plates and progressive cocktail bar b bar - habitat by honestbee's answer to a speakeasy that's beyond their famous mirrored cul-de-sac Wine and Spirits alley.
Conceptualised by Chef De Cuisine Vincent Ng, hama hama injects a rustic elegance into its seasonal sharing menu. With oysters as the main draw, choose from nine different types that range from French to Irish, including two house specials. hama hama 'pimps' oysters with five cooking styles that range from light (a cincau-like lemon and hot sauce jelly) to a crunchy bite (breadcrumbs with mentaiko aioli).
With its white and blue tiles and gold and brass accents, hama hama is a stylish kitchen and bar for seafood lovers. The main show-kitchen at the back and counter kitchen give guests first class seats to an intimate dining experience. With the ocean’s best catch of the day, guests can start off with the Truffle Udon made with shio kombu, packed with umami goodness in a truffle oil emulsion. The Bouchot Mussels are also a must-try - Chef Vincent uses hae bee hiam (dried shrimp) powder, dehydrated and made from scratch, served with deep fried hor fun strips.
“With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, I like to present dishes that are lighter and more refreshing on the palate,” says Chef Vincent Ng. “We really wanted to put a modern spin on fresh seafood, without overcomplicating things and keeping the flavours simple and clean. Think casual fine dining with the use of Asian ingredients and European techniques. Desserts take you back in time with some nostalgia twists.
Once your appetites have been satiated at hama hama, hit up their b bar which is just a few steps away and in a hidden spot in an unassuming neighbourhood.
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.
The officially-opened Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS) is the community civic and cultural centre in the heart of Geylang Serai precinct. It is a multi-agency development that celebrates the heritage of Geylang Serai communities and encourages social interactions and community bonding among different communities of all ages and races.
It houses the Geylang Serai Community Club, the South East Community Development Council, the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery Family Service and Child Care Centre, Senior Care Centre, and cultural arts group and social/community-related facilities.
Within WGS, there are public spaces, community plaza and a comprehensive pedestrian network that will enhance accessibility and connectivity to other developments in the precinct, bringing the wide range of facilities and services in WGS to the community. This development is a collaboration between the People’s Association, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health, National Arts Council, National Heritage Board and Ministry of National Development.
Geylang Serai was the origin of the Malay Settlement back in pre-modern Singapore. The word ‘Wisma’ can be translated as a building, complex or house. Wisma Geylang Serai was hence named to reflect the nature and functions of the civic centre.
The development’s double-pitched roof is influenced by traditional Malay houses and complements the adjacent Geylang Serai Market. At the same time, the design demonstrates a contemporary feel in its spatial planning, drawing inspiration from the “serai” plant to “ketupat” and “serambi” on stilts. It weaves and integrates multi-functional spaces and facilities into a cohesive overall design. This winning design amplifies the distinctive identity of Geylang Serai and strengthen its urban character.
Every is a multi-concept store where you can find everything you wish to buy when in an authentic Japanese convenience store. You will be surprised by what you can find at Every.
Enjoy daily hot & fresh food prepared by their in-house Japanese chef at their dine-in cafe space, located within the same premise of the store. Patrons can also enjoy different labels of white to red wine from their own automated wine dispensing machine.
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.
Welcome to the world’s first tech-enabled, multi-sensory grocery and dining experience! At habitat by honestbee, you get to see, feel, hear, smell and of course, taste food items and ingredients at their freshest.
They’re not just a grocery store and they’re not just a place to eat. At habitat by honestbee, you can experience the best of both housed in a 60,000 sq ft food wonderland. Cash and queues are the least of your worries. Powered by honestbee technology, they take care of the nitty-gritty so food comes first. Ready for a one-of-a-kind experience?
At habitat by honestbee, they source ingredients directly from farmers and established producers from across the globe. Discover daily indulgences like Japanese spices, dry-aged meat, prosciutto on demand, limited edition balsamic vinegar and unique seasonal produce.
For those who live to eat – a selection of dining concepts to excite every type of foodie.
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.
That’s why they are more than a record store, cafe or a bar. They are a space for gigs, workshops, screenings and talks, too — they strive to connect the music community, bringing them together and providing them with the resources, knowledge and opportunities to create, curate and perform.
Telok Ayer Arts Club, a new multi-concept venue by The Supermarket Company, is now open at 2 McCallum Street in Singapore’s bustling Central Business District - at the crossroads of cultural, business and dining communes. Positioned as a fresh take on the beloved community centres of Singapore’s heartlands, it is a space for everyone that brings together art, music, food and drink in new and accessible ways.
Curators Anmari Van Nieuwenhove and Kamiliah Bahdar will invite local and regional artists to fill the space with multidisciplinary works and performances designed to jolt white-collar senses from their everyday routine. Music director Hasnor Sidik aims to overturn notions of work and play with tongue-in-cheek concepts like “Office Hours” and “Kelab Malam”, a club night in the CBD.
Head Chef Betram Leong brings his rendition of French Mediterranean cuisine, flecked with rustic, comforting and occasionally Asian flavours to an all-day dining menu. Beverage manager Din Hassan takes the best of Southeast Asian flavours and distils it into a concise but clever menu of reinvented classics and regional favourites, with a day drinking happy hour programme.
Bringing it all together is The Supermarket Company founder Sue-Shan Quek, a hospitality maven with a portfolio of well-loved cultural-culinary concepts and a penchant for art and design. Through creative residences and events helmed by multidisciplinary artists, themed club nights and more rule-bending programming, they hope to shape the way Singaporeans approach the arts.
The Keep & Commune in South Bridge Road is where East meets West & Day meets Night. This newly-opened dual-concept establishment features fusion tapas by night and is a cafe by day.
The Keep and Commune is an East meets West tapas and small batch cocktails concept focussed on fresh locally sourced and home grown ingredients. Food is complimented by a global roster of craft beer, fine wine and boutique spirits.
Commune focuses on the elemental: single origin and custom blend coffee, local produce and fresh herbs grown in-house to provide a clean start to your day. Must-trys include their piadinas, Singapore Club Sandwich and well portioned pasta (gluten-free options available) and rice bowls to fuel you for the day ahead.
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.
Local coffee-roaster, Liberty Coffee, has set-up a new coffee bar and retail space at 387 Jalan Besar.
They also have a roastery on Mactaggart Road (by appointment only) and the roastery is fully-licensed by the AVA, allowing them to supply wholesale coffee to cafes, corporate offices, hotels and home brewers!
Liberty Coffee sources a wide range of beans – from single-origins for slow brews to extract their fine nuances, to coffees prized for the balance they bring to espresso blends. These coffees come from diverse regions, such as the Central America (e.g. Guatemala), Africa (e.g. Ethiopia, Kenya) and Asia (e.g. Indonesia). Through their quality products and delivering on their promises time after time, they are achieving their mission to elevate your coffee supply!
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.
Level Up at Clarke Quay is a unique lifestyle concept aimed at providing a comfortable and relaxed social setting to promote conversations and interaction. Combining a wide array of retro arcade games and drinking games with live entertainment from key local musicians, Level Up serves up casual bar fare with an Asian twist, paired with an array of drinks and jug options that are perfect for sharing.
Whether you're an 80s baby or 90s honey, Level Up is sure to have you enticed with its variety of arcade games on offer that will appeal to anyone from button smashers to racing heads.
Comfortably accommodating up to 250 people, Level Up's graphic wall will be the ideal backdrop for both corporate and private events too.
Housed on the second storey of a conservational shophouse, Level Up spans over 6,400 square feet with an unparalleled view of Singapore River riverfront and is set to be the latest hotspot and go-to destination at the heart of bustling Clarke Quay with its 'Eat, Drink, Play' motto.
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.
Retail takes on a new face in the heart of CityLink Mall! City of Tomorrow is a new multi-label concept space that aims to creatively encompass and introduce an entirely new experience to retail shopping and events.
With more than 40 partnering brands, City of Tomorrow is thematically curated into different zones — The Queen's Room, The Sports Hall. The Locker Room, The Studio, The Secret Garden, Tropical Paradise and Play Palace.
The space also aims to run events fortnightly-monthly, so you can expect to see constant change and something exciting brewing every time you travel to the City!
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!
VLV Singapore, the latest multi-concept destination in the heart of Clarke Quay has officially launched their newest dining concept, VLV Riverside.
Diners and visitors alike can look forward to a delicious spread of local ‘zi char’ fare with a touch of innovation by award-winning Executive Head Chef Martin Foo.
Overlooking the skyline of the Singapore River, this spacious 80-seater alfresco restaurant offers diners an upbeat, local dining experience without compromising on its authentic Singaporean flavours. The décor in the alfresco set up has also been interpretively designed to recreate the classic riverside dining experience, connecting guests to the bustling nightlife amidst the quiet lapping of gentle waves, and the best view of the Singapore River.
Bringing together a selection of local ala carte dishes, VLV Riverside accommodates large groups and offers the perfect setting for communal dining.
The restaurant features quintessential types of Singaporean ‘zi char’ with comfort picks of roasted and stir-fried meats like the Salted Egg Chicken, Crispy Bull Frog with Ginger and Roasted Truffle London Duck; noodles and congee dishes; fusion items like Curry Fish Head, Chinese Herb Hua Diao Prawn and Stir-fried Sambal Prawn with Petai; and not forgetting an abundance of seafood items like our national dish of the Singapore Signature Chilli Crab and Chairman’s Crab - best eaten with deep-fried mantou buns.
Located at an all-new wing of the mall specially built for the concept, the sprawling two-storey block is also Orchard’s largest terrace designed for all-day alfresco dining.
Situated by one of Orchard’s busiest intersections, the outdoor duplex aptly features the crossing of four different cuisines from the East and the West. Opened throughout the day from 9:30am till late, a central menu integrates each restaurant’s specialty dishes, allowing diners to order across concepts.
The ground floor of the duplex is the comeback place for burger joint &Made, and the third home of Spanish tapas bar Sabio Orchard.
With a total seating capacity of 220 people across the four spaces, the 4300 square feet venue is also ideal for private events of up to 500 people.
A joint partnership between DHM and Robinsons, expansion plans to bring the same model in different locations throughout Asia and Middle East are scheduled in the future.
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.
K+ Curatorial Space is a new multi-concept shop – where art meets retail meets community. With the continued support of Scotts Square, the over 4,000 square feet space, which is nearly three times the size of its previous premise, features a larger Gallery space, a Retail space and a new Community space.
The Retail space sees BooksActually, GoodStuph, Kinetic, Pomelo,
Supermama and Tofu Design curate and sell a range of lifestyle products, literature, furniture, and apparel that showcases the best of Singapore’s creative scene.
The Community space allows creative practitioners, students, start- ups, as well as art and design enthusiasts to network, mingle and interact freely so that fresh ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations can be nurtured.
The Showcase is a multi-label retail concept who are going to be opening their second outlet soon, at NEX.
Online labels were prevalent and the online shopping community was growing rapidly. However, they recognized a gap between expectations of buyers and sellers, and The Showcase set out to bridge this gap.
To online shoppers, it can sometimes take a leap of faith to buy fashion apparels online, where quality, fitting, design, and colour, cannot be easily ascertained through images. Unsuitable purchases often result to wastage. Transport logistics and timeliness issues pose further challenges.
On the labels front, it is a challenge for premier brands to highlight and communicate their differentiating factors to shoppers, as well as to gain trust from new customers.
The Showcase empowers shoppers to make more informed decisions and minimize purchase regrets. With stringent curation on the brands they carry in store, and new designs reaching their boutiques on a weekly basis, you can find latest and most relevant fashion styles and trends with them.
Bread & Butter is an exclusive multi-brand concept store specialising in denim wear. Bread & Butter prides itself for representing a myriad of luxury and lifestyle denim labels featuring designers and cult favourites from The United States, Japan.
Bringing exquisitely crafted denim together with high street fashion; Bread & Butter unites the very best of both worlds, specially for discerning fashionistas.
The Emporium is an exciting new multi-brand fashion and lifestyle pop-up store offering shoppers a fresh, stylish and enjoyable retail experience. It has something for everyone – great clothes, shoes and accessories for men and women, furniture and home décor items, gifts and much more.
New stock arrivals every week make it the perfect store for putting together a great new outfit, buy all the gifts you need for family and friends or create a stylish new festive look for your home.
In the lead up to Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the National Museum will be undergoing another timely revamp so as to better share the Singapore Story and to celebrate the multiple voices in the nation’s historical narrative and the many facets of the multicultural “everyday heritage”.
The refreshed National Museum aims to be a museum for the people – a civic space where guests will enjoy visiting, allowing for reflection on what Singapore has achieved in the past and inspiring confidence in the future. It therefore aims to connect well with you through greater interactive and participatory experiences as well as enhanced coherence and integration of its narratives and displays.
The revamp will present a more comprehensive overview of Singapore’s history and development as a country in its galleries and spaces, which includes developing the nation’s post-1965 chapters that many Singaporeans can personally relate to. The galleries will be expected to re-open in the second half of 2015.
The existing office space on Level 3 of National Museum will be converted into a new Wing, called PLAY@NMS, which stands for “National Museum Singapore”. It will be a multi-sensory environment dedicated to children, with interactive exhibitions that encourage learning through play. Programmes thoughtfully curated based on the collections in the National Museum’s permanent galleries will be made available, to stimulate the young visitors’ natural curiosity and creativity. PLAY@NMS will be a multi-purpose space for interactive exhibitions, workshops as well as educationalplay.