Popular Hong Kong dessert chain Hui Lau Shan used to have an outlet along Orchard Road back in 2005. It is now making a comeback to Singapore and it is set to open two new franchised outlets, in Chinatown Point and Serangoon’s Nex mall this month.
Hui Lau Shan is famed for their specialty mango desserts.
Some 20 years ago, the third generation of Hui Lau Shan created the unique "Mango Sago" which became a fast fad in Hong Kong dessert offerings. Today the mango series remain Hui Lau Shan's signature dish. Every year, Hui Lau Shan used up to a thousand tonnes of mangoes in their dessert making process.
For consecutive years, Hui Lau Shan won the "King of Dessert" award in Hong Kong, winning them the reputation of Mango Expert.
Founded in 1960, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is a popular joint in Bangkok serving up a Thai version of Hainanese chicken rice. Their first overseas outpost is now open in Singapore at NEX and rebranded here as Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice.
This casual eatery was among those that received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in the city’s inaugural Michelin Guide edition last year.
In their homeland, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is located near Bangkok’s popular shopping haven, the Pratunam District and is is very popular among tourists.
Hanbang Skin Solutions, the latest Korean facial service centre entrenched in Korean traditional massage technique, has opened its first centre at NEX Serangoon.
Established by KC Group, the same people behind the successful cluster of beauty and hair businesses, namely Yakson Singapore, Apgujeong Hair Studio, Myeongdong Hair Studio and Aoyama Hair Studio, the new centre features facial treatments that incorporate its key proprietary GeunmakTM Therapy – a Korean traditional skincare method, which enables customers to achieve firmer facial muscles, as well as a smoother and brighter skin appearance.
Spanning about 1,000 sq ft with eight private treatment rooms bathed in light beige and woody hues, the centre offers customers a calming and relaxing environment. More importantly, customers can expect attentiveness and professional service from the skilled beauticians.
Instead of focusing on the surface layer of the skin, Hanbang’s GeunmakTM Therapy concentrates on the deeper layers by stimulating the fascia; which is a layer of connective tissue made up of collagen that sits beneath the skin to enclose and stabilise the facial muscles. Using the Korean traditional massage technique, this facial therapy helps to relieve tensions between the muscles; boosts blood circulation, and activates the lymph nodes on the face concurrently.
One of the signature treatments at Hanbang Skin Solutions is the Hanbang Anti-Glycation Care. Glycation occurs when one consumes too much sugar, which can weaken the skin and internal organs, as well as retards the skin’s protein, elastin and collagen production. As a result, the skin starts to wrinkle, sag and become dull. In order to prevent premature aging of the skin, Hanbang Anti-Glycation Care treatment infuses essential nutrients into the skin to support the skin’s structure. The proprietary facial massage technique used in the treatment would promote skin elasticity and contour the face through detox and lymphatic drainage, which in turn, firm up the muscles.
Every facial treatment at Hanbang Skin Solutions is specially curated to target different common skin concerns among Singaporean women and men. Before extending any treatment, customers will undergo a skin analysis, which allows the beauty therapist to recommend the most suitable treatment and products for their skin condition in order to achieve optimal facial result. Besides Hanbang Anti-Glycation Care, other available treatments include Anti-Blemish Care, Deep Pore Cleansing Care and Hydro Boost Care, just to name a few.
The next tea revolution is here. TaiGai, the first and original creator of fruit-blended cheese milk crowns, has landed in Singapore.
Since 2015, TaiGai has popularised a new way of drinking tea with its signature MILKY KISSES.
Growing rapidly with more than 60 outlets in Shenzhen China, TaiGai aims to integrate the centuries-old tea-drinking culture into the lifestyle of a new generation. Their name - Tai (å°) pays tribute to Taiwan, the place where milk crowns were first invented, and Gai (ç) being the brand’s iconic luscious fruity MILKY KISSES, which is a unique recipe blend that brings both natural fruits and cheese milk crowns together.
With the first overseas store opening of TaiGai at NEX, their refreshing, picture-perfect concoctions will have you at the first and every ‘kiss’, as they serve up generous servings of pulpy fruits blended in premium quality teas.
TaiGai is managed and operated by BreadTalk Group, a joint venture with Shenzhen Pindao Food and Beverage Management.
Designed by some of the best professional minds in the world and crafted after meaningful contributions from their own teachers, GIIS SMART Campus (Global Indian International School) is the most technologically-advanced SMART campus in Singapore and is a ‘Nest’ where students will be nurtured and groomed from a fledgling to a feathered state, through collaborative learning and by using state-of-the-art features. Students will be the central focus of their pedagogy, encouraged to learn science, art and language through newer, personal and meaningful experiences.
Experts have long agreed that classrooms with four-walls, a chalk & black board and a long list of textbooks is a thing of the past. In fact, 21st century learning will be all about innovative learning methodologies in new and flexible space, where smaller and more personal student communities can huddle together to get the best out of the ocean of knowledge and information available at the click of a button. GIIS SMART Campus is the answer to all these modern-day schooling requirements. Their school will be a place where a child be educated through interactive and fun methods of learning, where he/she will express themselves and shape their personalities with ample help from educators and where they will be groomed to innovate and imagine, and be entrepreneurial in spirit to change the world of tomorrow. GIIS SMART Campus is the school of the 21st century.
Keeping students at the centre of their universe, the digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus will be the epitome of new age learning, where every technology, every facility and every design has been carefully formulated to give them the best academic and extracurricular pedagogy for their benefit. SMART features like Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and Sports Analytics fields are in place to give students the best tools in the business to enhance their individual performance in academia as well as extra-curricular activities. The Campus will be a one-stop shop to learn everything from Science, to Arts, to Languages to Skills under a single roof to help your child grow into a well-rounded individual and a responsible citizen of the future.
Although the best architectural minds came up with the 'nest' concept as a nurturing ground for students, it is the valuable inputs from over 100 teachers that have added a personal touch to the design of this 21st century school. Brainstorming, discussing and pooling in ideas from best practises and correct practises in the industry, their dedicated team of teachers indulged in an in-depth and meaningful discussion for over three years to ensure that the right facilities are put in place for the overall benefit of their students during the making of the school. The result is a labour of love and true dedication of these educators who insisted on only the best for their students and made sure they got it.
Privé Clinic has opened its 2nd medical aesthetics clinic at NEX Mall and offers a suite of treatments catering to your skin, face, hair and body needs.
Prive Clinic first started out in 2010 at One Raffles Place before moving to Palais Renaissance in 2013. To cater to the widening customer base and make medical grade treatments more accessible, Privé Aesthetics Medi-spa was set up in Oct 2013 at Palais Renaissance.
As a result of today’s technological advancements, aesthetic procedures are becoming more accessible and affordable for the mass consumer market, hence, it was timely to open Prive Clinic’s second outlet to be able to help more people, young and old, look and feel their best at every stage of their lives.
Privé’s concept of beauty craftsmanship was inspired by their strong belief in taking a scientific approach to beauty and blending art with your lifestyle; they are committed to helping you look – and feel – your very best using only the latest and most advanced technology with a strong focus on safety.
Privé Clinic will be offering the following treatments: Botox, Dermal Fillers, Lasers and Light therapies, Non-surgical Facelift, Acne/ Acne Scars, Pigmentation, Tattoo, Mole & Milia Seed Removal, Weight Loss and Body Contouring.
Dr. Karen Soh, Medical Director of Prive Clinic, obtained a Bachelor of Medicine from National University of Singapore in 1997. On in her early 40s, she has had a wide spectrum of training in surgery, intensive care, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology and anesthesia.
Dr. Soh spent a year in Philadelphia, USA, where she developed an interest in anti-ageing medicine and received her training and certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). She is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American College for Advancement in Medicine.
Fully accredited by the Ministry of Health to perform aesthetics procedures; she is extensively trained in Botox, Pigment Lights, Dermal Fillers, Hair Removal, Lasers and Light therapies.
Get the ultimate non-invasive, no-downtime uplifting experience with Privé's signature & popular facelift treatment. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to treat deep layers of collagen, delivering an intense lift, fighting the effects of ageing. Read more about their FDA-approved Ultherapy treatment to bring back the firmness, radiance and elasticity of youth.
One of the latest trends that’s gaining popularity in Korea and Singapore is Threadlift. An ideal treatment for those looking to regain their youth and enhance the contours of the face by repositioning, providing volume and stimulating lost collagen production.
Threadlift is a non-surgical minimally-invasive lifting technique that uses synthetic absorbable threads to contour and shape the face, neck and nose. Depending on the area of concern, the doctor will then be able to advise which type of thread is best suited. Contact Privé Clinic for a non-obligatory consultation.
A Croissandwich is a cross between a sandwich and a croissant. Enjoy yours at The Croissandwich Shop, a new cafe at One-North and it is the perfect place to enjoy a delectable range of Croissandwiches, fresh bakes and artisanal coffee.
Try their Cheese Baked Portobello Mushroom & Guacamole Croissandwich or indulge in their Vietnamese-inspired Roasted Chicken with Pho Mayo Croissandwich which are palate and tummy pleasers.
The Croissandwich Shop also serves coffee made from Liberty Coffee Speakeasy blend.
Dr. stretch is a store for body maintenance and it is now at Suntec City & NEX Serangoon. Choose from 100 stretches for a solution to your body pain. The trainers at Dr. stretch are former athletes and they will tackle your problems with earnest efforts.
You will be surprised at how light your shoulders can feel. Experience a change in a single session. The reason for such satisfaction is that a trainer stretches the core muscles which you cannot access on your own using a unique technique only available at Dr.stretch.
Korean brand Innisfree will make its inaugural debut at nex – the largest mall in the North-East region of Singapore.
With innisfree’s first ever store in the North-East suburban area, the brand will offer increased accessibility for K-Beauty enthusiasts residing in the North-East. Now there is more reason to pamper your skin with eco-friendly and naturally derived skincare and beauty goodness.
Keeping true to its all-natural brand philosophy, the 1,249 square feet store offers a spacious and brightly lit interior for easy, fuss-free shopping. In line with the clean aesthetic across innisfree boutiques worldwide, this newest store features the brand’s signature vertical garden installation, with rows of potted plants and light touches of lush greenery. Furnished with minimalistic wooden panels and clean, ambient lighting, the latest boutique at nex promises a complete and immersive innisfree experience.
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.
Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas define the max.tan language. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, this complex language results in details that are sometimes blown out of proportions. Much of the label’s attention is paid to tailoring and draping while creating unexpected silhouettes and austere moods. The garments play with volume, modified shapes and use, masculine, feminine, oversized, undersized, deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation.
The label advocates an alternative and quiet fashion lifestyle.
Timelessly beautiful and long-lasting, like the eternal ice, Bering blends minimalistic Danish design and optimal material strength in a unique way. Inspired by the beauty of the Arctic, the style of the Bering watch and jewellery collection is characterised by clear, streamlined forms and pure elegance.
Bering merchandise is made from first-class materials, which have guaranteed durability and are in perfect harmony with the timeless design.
As ceramic specialist and with its own ceramic collection, Bering is a professional in dealing with this unique material. The Bering brand has been particularly shaped by the production of extremely slim ceramic watches and watches with linked straps made of scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic.
The ingredients for Sushi Express’ dishes are sourced from numerous places of origin, some from points around the world and where practical, locally.
Their mix of food may include tuna from Norway or Canada, shrimp from Thailand, scallop from Japan and rice from California. Their strong buying power and careful selection allows them to offer quality sushi at very affordable prices. Each plate is delivered directly from their chefs to your seat via conveyor, so you may observe each item and pick as you like, with all plates available at one low price.