A new appreciation of Time, History & Culture with Scene Shang awaits you at Raffles Hotel Arcade.
After almost a year in the making, they've finally opened the doors to their Raffles Hotel store to welcome customers.
Stepping into the main entrance of the store, vintage Art Deco tiles that they specially sourced from Shanghai grace the floor. A mosaic made of small hexagons (a shape valued in Asian cultures for their stability and harmony) in classic black and white, forming abstract plum flowers (a symbol valued by Asian cultures for the strength and beauty).
In their new Raffles Hotel store, you can expect to find more inspiring Asian contemporary designs.
Most furniture and homeware pieces are limited edition pieces only available at Scene Shang's Raffles Hotel store and use the finest of materials such as rare marbles from the personal marble supplier to Sultans as well as leather used by the same leather producers that supply to the finest French luxury brands.
Customers will also be enthralled by even more intricate artworks and highly collectible artworks and objets de art within the store.
To make your experience even more special, their Raffles Hotel store will also offer exclusive monogramming services so that you can personalise your furniture, homeware or gifts with your name or engrave a blessing or well-wishing message to make your gifts even more meaningful.
Scene Shang is a contemporary furniture, homeware and lifestyle label based in Singapore with roots firmly planted in a rich Asian heritage. Shaped to the semblance of 1930s Shanghai in all its former Art Deco glory, they look to an era replete with blooming exuberance and unapologetic luxuries.
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened lyf Funan, the largest coliving property in Southeast Asia. It is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ coliving brand that is managed by millennials for the millennials and millennial-minded. lyf Funan is the first of Ascott’s record-breaking property openings in Singapore this year.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, lyf Funan is at the epicentre of the city-state’s buzzing retail, commercial, social and cultural belt. Spanning about 121,000 sq ft in gross floor area, lyf Funan houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments. The nine-storey coliving property will have easy access, via a sheltered underground walkway, to the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange that is well-connected to the rest of the city.
lyf Funan is an integral part of CapitaLand’s Funan integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering cutting-edge retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing, and futsal facility. Guests of lyf Funan can enjoy convenience with the plethora of recreational, retail, dining and commercial options right at their doorstep at Funan as well as surrounding landmarks such as CapitaLand’s iconic integrated development Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore. Catering to both short and long stays, lyf Funan is ideal for leisure and business travellers, expatriates, global assignees as well as digital nomads.
lyf Funan will offer instagrammable ‘Connect’ social zones such as co-working spaces and an arena for activities such as hackathons, innovation talks, music jamming sessions, cooking sessions, or workshops with artisans. At its ‘Bond’ social kitchen, guests can prepare home-cooked meals, take cooking classes and socialise while learning more about global cuisines from other residents. Residents can work out and have fun with quirky design and interactive elements such as a giant ball pit, a giant-sized Connect Four set and the ‘Burn’ social gymnasium with a human-sized hamster wheel, evoking lyf’s unique and fun brand personality. They can hang out at the ‘Wash & Hang’ laundromat and strike up new conversations while waiting for their laundry to be done.
A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Funan. It will conduct weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and cocreate community programmes or take part in TED talks, craft workshops and hackathons.
lyf Funan will be managed by lyf Guards – millennials who may be community managers, city and food guides, bar keepers, event organisers, and problem solvers all rolled into one.
Catering to the digital natives, lyf Funan Singapore provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe. As one of the pioneer hospitality apps allowing multiple destination bookings in a single transaction, the lyf app also enables communications with the lyf Guards. Guests will get to enjoy discounts at various shops at Funan by showing their mobile key.
lyf Funan offers five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18 sqm to 105 sqm to accommodate single, dual or group bookings, with room rates beginning at S$150++. They include One of a Kind (18 sqm), a studio unit with an ensuite bathroom for individuals and couples who enjoy their own space; Two of a Kind (43 sqm), featuring two private rooms with a shared kitchenette; lyf Style (18 sqm), a gaming-themed studio unit equipped with a PlayStation console, ensuite bathroom and a pull-down sofa bed, and also the Up & Down apartments (18 sqm) which come with bunk beds. The All Together apartments (41 sqm to 105 sqm), which are ideal for groups of up to nine, are business suites featuring two to six rooms with a shared kitchen, a Samsung Flip interactive smart screen to facilitate discussions, as well as a large table that doubles up as a workspace and dining area.
The demand for coliving is driven by the growing sharing economy, as buzzing startup ecosystems in vibrant cities give rise to a popular culture of living and cocreating as a community among the millennials. lyf Funan Singapore will stand to benefit from Singapore being one of the top startup ecosystems globally and the second-best Asia Pacific destination for bleisure travel.
One of the most influential chefs in modern Chinese culinary movement, Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung makes his return to Singapore with contemporary Chinese restaurant, Yì by Jereme Leung at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Nestled on the third level of the restored Raffles Arcade, Yì by Jereme Leung leverages on the art form of fine dining to awaken the appetite and the senses of guests. The restaurant delivers cuisine that takes guests on an exploration voyage to China’s vastly diverse cultural regions.
Inspired by the Chinese myth surrounding the god, Pangu which depicts the creation of Heaven and Earth, YĂ¬ by Jereme Leung uses neutral earthy materials and tones like stone and timber to embrace the main dining hall as a reflection of ‘Earth’ while the custom ceiling details references the elements of the ‘sky’. This is reflected as diners step into the main dining hall of the restaurant which seats over 60 persons.
Three private rooms are available at YĂ¬ by Jereme Leung with one room that seats 10 persons while the other two adjoining rooms fit 8 guests each. Diners who want to enjoy the ambience of the main dining hall but yet prefer more privacy will delight in the semi-private area that can accommodate two tables of 8 guests each.
Enjoy Chef Jereme’s creations like the Hundred-ring Cucumber & Poached Sea Whelk with Soy Sauce Vinaigrette – a classic dish found in China’s Northern region during warm summermonths. The dish is skilfully sliced with a hundred cuts forming a continuous spiral and served with poached sea whelk, finished off with a tangy and refreshing homemade vinaigrette.
Fried Rice with Char Siew, Pork Belly & Pickled Long Beans
Chef Jereme Leung who was raised and educated in Singapore, began his culinary career at the age of 13, starting from the kitchens of Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he has mastered all four cornerstones of Chinese cooking ranging from dim-sum, Chinese barbecue, wok-cooking to knife work. Chef Jereme continued to hone his craft at some of the most prestigious hotels in Southeast Asia which gradually led him to embark on a food pilgrimage across China in the 1990s to explore the flavours of different regions, their ingredients and cooking techniques. He moved to Shanghai, China in 2002, and since then has opened over 9 restaurants across the world. Yì by Jereme Leung will be his first restaurant in Singapore and his long-awaited homecoming.
Singapore's first ever New York gourmet cookies that provide a crunchy, chunky and chewy texture altogether. Using only quality ingredients, these handcrafted delights will serve you with a taste that is both rich and luxurious in every bite. Coupled with curated fillings and premium toppings, each cookie will be a pleasant surprise to your tastebuds while striking that perfect balance of sweetness. These are not your average cookies, these are Nasty Cookies. Nasty Cookies is now available at the uber-cool Funan mall.
Fun fact: It was in 1945 when Dr Klaus Maertens, a 25-year-old soldier created a unique air-cushioned sole to convalesce his broken foot. The shoe then served as a prototype shoe that gave rise to Dr Martens signature shoes of today.
Dr Martens’ trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop were designed for durability, comfort and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time. Though initially intended to be boots for workers, postmen, and policemen. the design’s aesthetic appeal has gained popularity amongst people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different.
Today, Dr Martens have outlets across the globe, expanding out of Europe to Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
So if you’re looking to find your own style and show the world what fashion is about, drop by Dr Martens’ outlet at the new Funan.
Godmama at Funan is a modern Peranakan restaurant for guests who are looking for an uplifting and lively dining experience. Helming the Godmama Kitchen is Peranakan Head Chef Fredric who will be faithfully recreating Godma's traditional family recipes and signature classics.
In the day, their executive set lunches offer the best that Godmama has to offer. Come night fall, their specially curated Peranakan cocktails and innovative tapas is the best way to unwind after a long day at work. And on weekends, their all day brunch menu features an exciting Peranakan spin to the traditional brunch offering paired with a cup of specialty coffee or tea.
Offering a contemporary setting with both indoor and alfresco dining options facing the cityscape, there is something for everyone there at Godmama.
Nestled in the frontmost corner of Raffles Singapore's Grand Lobby, Writers Bar features a solid brass bar counter, textured walls and an alluring chandelier whose many pearls of light shimmer with sophistication.
With their magnificent purveyors at the helm, bespoke artisanal and classic cocktails encounter innovative variations and interpretations. Seasonal and signature cocktails are handcrafted with care to dazzle the most discriminating aficionados. The bar also offers a refined selection of fine Champagnes, spirits and wines.
A tribute to the illustrious authors who have resided at Raffles Singapore, the Writers Bar is an inspiring setting for renowned and budding writers alike.
Frog Soup, anyone? Not your typical hotpot establishment, Tong Xin Ru Yi Traditional Hotpot on Lorong Telok (formerly at Boat Quay), prides itself for its unique and interesting variety of house-made signature soup bases, which come brimming with a suite of delicious ingredients upon order. Hotpot connoisseurs will find this refreshing concept truly riveting.
At Tong Xin Ru Yi, every soup was born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Like a well-rehearsed orchestra, different ingredients are added in at their right moments to make every soup a perfect symphony. Hours of slow-cooking build up the bold and robust flavours of each soup, which play out well with Tong Xin Ru Yi’s menu of fresh hotpot ingredients.
While there is a repertoire of soup bases to choose from, worth mentioning are the crowd favourite Stewed Marinated Beef with Spicy Soup (S$48) and the newly created Golden Chicken Soup / Golden Frog Soup (S$68).
Other signature soups include the Catfish with Spicy Soup (S$48), Fish with Pickled Cabbage Soup (Dory Fish: S$38 / Catfish: S$48), Pickled Cabbage with Pork Rib Soup (S$28), and Tomato with Oxtail Soup (S$48).
To share their love for hotpot with everyone, Tong Xin Ru Yi also offers equally satisfying soup bases for vegetarians such as Vegetarian Spicy Soup (S$16) and Corn with Tomato Soup (S$16).
Apart from its bountiful selection of the usual meats, seafood, mushrooms, leafy greens and noodles, Tong Xin Ru Yi has a number of unique and premium ingredients hidden up its sleeves.
Indulge in a wide range of beef cuts from all over the world including New Zealand, United States of America (USA), Japan and more. Beef lovers will adore the melt-in-the-mouth Premium Eight Second Beef (S$24 per portion). The fresh chilled New Zealand beef are delivered weekly in limited portions. As its name suggests, the best way to savour this well-marbled meat is by dipping it into the hotpot for precisely 8 seconds. There’s also the Beef Tongue (S$22 per portion), a beautiful masterpiece of beef tongue slices rolled intricately into a romantic rose; the Premium Chef-Sliced Beef Shin (S$28), a satisfying well-marbled beef cut; and the Spicy Beef Cubes (S$16) from USA, a popular dish from Sichuan, boasting bite-sized beef cubes marinated in a picante sauce and dusted with chilli flakes.
Located within the heart of the Central Business District, the restaurant is a popular hang-out spot for working folks. Make a reservation with them today!
The Ark Futsal is one of the leading managers of futsal pitches in Singapore. Today, it manages 11 pitches for its clients, which include government organisations and a country club. While it focuses on ensuring its clients pitches remain in excellent condition, The Ark Futsal also organised soccer programmes, which include major leagues and tournaments to encourage utilisation of these pitches. With its years of facility management and strong event management capability, The Ark Futsal aims to offer quality environment for soccer activities or events to take place, where relationships are built and enhanced through fun and good sportsmanship.
The Ark Futsal's newest pitch is now open at the newly-opened Funan.
Specialising in interactive finger food with a twist, Shake Shake In A Tub serves their signature finger food items such as French Fries, Wings, Popcorn Chicken and Milkshake with customisable seasonal flavours.
Shake Shake In A Tub prides itself in every aspect of its premium product offering, with detailed attention placed on sourcing quality ingredients.
Reminiscent of Singaporeans’ love for dipping fries in ice-cream at fast food restaurants, Shake Shake In A Tub is a reminder of that childhood guilty pleasure. The extra large tub allows customers to mix seasoned flavours along with its all-natural soft serve.
Every dish will be freshly prepared a-la-minute to ensure that each piping hot portion will be coated evenly with every Shake Shake seasoning of choice. Tub sizes will range from small to extra large. The convenient serving style gives shoppers mobility to carry and share these piping hot snacks while window shopping or even catching a movie.
Shake Shake In A Tub provides the healthiest fried food possible by using a state-of-the-art fryer with oil that has earned a Healthier Choice Symbol from the Health Promotion Board.
Go crazy with their 8 flavour of fries! They are all handmade in-house tossed together with fried to perfection Shoestring fries.
In 1982, Sonata Dancewear started in a little brown store in Singapore, designing and manufacturing high quality dancewear because every dancer deserves the best, to perform at their best. With a vision to be part of everyone's dance journey, the Sonata Community Studio was founded to bring dance to everyone, and help dancers be better dancers. You can find dancewear, activewear, dance-inspired lifestyle products, and also a 1,500 sq ft dance studio for you to learn, train, and play. They'll always dance with you.
Raffles Singapore is delighted to officially announce their highly anticipated reopening, heralding an exciting new chapter in the iconic property's rich history and heritage. A flagship property within Accor, the world’s leading augmented hospitality group, Raffles Singapore is now welcoming guests and visitors, following the iconic hotel’s careful and sensitive three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017.
“There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other,” said Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Singapore. “It is our wish and desire that our guests will continue to create treasured memories at the hotel, while rediscovering what makes it so special – the distinctive architecture, heritage and legendary service.”
The meticulous restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm. Together, the designers created a refreshed social haven that delivers a compelling mix of culture, beauty and gentility. Exquisite new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences and exclusive dining concepts are designed for international visitors and Singaporeans to meet, stay, shop, dine and celebrate.
Discerning travellers can expect new levels of unrivalled comfort and inimitable service with enhanced suite experience, brought to life by the fabled Raffles Butlers, while enjoying the new and reimagined spaces at Raffles Singapore.
The revitalized Raffles Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Studio Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites. Residence, Promenade and Studio suites, are the three latest additions to the hotel’s existing line-up. The total suite count increases from 103 suites to 115 suites.
The Raffles Arcade has been newly outfitted with a charming Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands. Guests and locals will also delight in exploring the worldly restaurants and bars at Raffles Singapore, including restaurant collaborations with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; venerable French Master Chef Alain Ducasse; and Chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking. At the refreshed Long Bar, travellers will continue to enjoy the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the timeless tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor.
First opened in 1887, and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, Raffles Singapore has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as an oasis for the well-travelled. It is a national treasure among Singaporeans who deeply value its historical significance and unique heritage. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 where the hotel closed for two and a half years.
Nikon Experience Hub is a Nikon Brand Concept Store, dedicated to provide the complete customer experience for all level of photographers and creators.
Both professionals and beginners camera enthusiasts alike can get their hands on various Nikon cameras, including their latest Z series mirrorless system, NIKKOR lenses and other Nikon camera accessories.
Nikon Experience Hub is a one-stop experience for photo enthusiasts – try out the latest Nikon products, drop off your equipment for servicing, and learn tips from working professionals at Nikon School.
Founded in 2015, home-grown brand Wolf Burgers sells quality, juicy burgers that are affordable to the masses. Their gourmet patties are freshly made in-house and the buns are custom-made. They use a blend of high quality Australian beef for their beef patties, fish from their very own Southeast Asian waters, and fresh vegetables sourced locally and from neighbouring countries.
Wolf Burgers is always looking for ways to improve, enhance and modernize the customer experience. Their new store at Funan is operating with brand new technology, featuring customised fully-automated self ordering kiosks & more. These kiosks been specially curated by the team at Wolf Burgers to provide an amazing and user friendly experience for the customer.
Not content to simply modernize the ordering process for the customer, Wolf Burgers will also feature all-new Self Collection Boxes for customers to collect their food. These boxes have been specially designed so that customers will receive a notification when their food is ready. Meantime, they will be highly entertained by the attractive high-definition screen displays on the boxes while waiting.
With the introduction of new technology, Wolf Burgers is looking to streamline the preparation and delivery of food, so that the team can focus their efforts on the special human touch - the cornerstone of the Wolf Burgers Service experience.
Green up your living or working space with a low-maintenance terrarium that you can easily put together at The Green Capsule.
Located at Funan, The Green Capsule is founded in 2014 by two green enthusiasts. Together, they want to bring their love for greening to new heights. They aim to be one of the first garden shops to provide customizable and sustainable gifts.
A part of Raffles Singapore's history since 1892, the Tiffin Room has returned and will continue to serve up delectable North Indian cuisine. Offering authentic specialties served in tiffin boxes, it will also present an interactive dining experience with tableside service by chefs, complete with freshly ground spices to enhance the occasion. The restored interior décor includes reinstating the wooden floorboards in Tiffin Room to bring back features from the early 1900s based on research by their heritage consultants.
With an aim to promote good design appreciation through curated lifestyle products from across the globe, Grafunkt at Funan stands out with their range of contemporary and forward-thinking designs that combine creativity, functionality and quality – making it an essential destination if you're looking to spruce up your home.
Through conscious curation, a collection of well-respected craftsmanship from around the world - France (Ligne Roset), Japan (Conde House, Time & Style), Spain (Sancal, Treku), Denmark (Hay, Muuto) is housed at Grafunkt's new showroom. What sets them apart? They do what they like, and that's the difference. Through this space, Grafunkt will share with you objects that combine functionality and longevity - pieces that you can enjoy for a long time. Their objective is to create a space that inspires and reflects what people actually like and how they actually want to shop.
Open to the public, Professor Brawn Cafe at Pathlight School is an inclusive worksite which provides Pathlight students with opportunities to build their work readiness skills and showcase their abilities.
Check out the many yummy items on the menu, as well as some of The Art Faculty products showcasing the talents of Pathlight School's Artist Development Programme artists available at the cafe!
Pop by with your families and friends and enjoy Great Food with a Great Cause!
Professor Brawn Café is a Social Enterprise which provides job and social integration opportunities to people with special needs and the disadvantaged in society.
The founders are parents and friends who want to make a difference to the special needs community and others who need a leg up in society. Their dream is to provide opportunities for jobs, showcase of special talents and to raise awareness and contributions by supporters of the cause. The café’s mission is to provide affordable good food by an inclusive quality workforce comprising people of different abilities, ages and socio-economic background. Read more about the concept behind of Professor Brawn Café here.
After months of work and development, Singapore's most famous homegrown tailor brand, CYC have launched their brand new Capitol Piazza concept store – fully furnished and designed precisely to take your tailoring experience to the next level. Drop by for a visit and be wowed today!
Since 1935, CYC has been on a journey of distinction in dressing their customers for style and success. Their values, support of sustainability, communities and people continue to inspire them to embrace the new, while sustaining their valuable heritage.
Here are the top 5 things you can do at the newly-opened CYC @ Capitol Piazza (besides tailoring):
1. Create a 3D customised outfit - Ever find it difficult to imagine what some fabric swatches would look like as a shirt? You’re not alone. The solution: A touch screen 3D shirt builder in-store that helps you visualise your outfits with their curated range of fabrics, collar styles, and button colours! They also gave you the option to pair them with trousers so you’ll know just how to style your shirts!
2.Check out their new line of bespoke shoes - Get to learn more about your feet in the process. The concept store presents the collaboration between CYC and Hong Kong’s premier bespoke shoe artisans, ShoeArtistry. Apart from excellent craftsmanship, and a wide selection of beautiful veg-tanned patina leathers and styles to choose from, they’ve also got a 3D foot scanner to help them measure your feet with maximum speed and precision. With that collected data, they’ll be able to craft shoes moulded to fit the arches, insteps and heels of your feet perfectly.
3. Become a fabric expert in 3 minutes - “What is the difference between 1-ply and 2-ply cotton?” and “What’s the difference between cashmere and merino wool?” Their fitting rooms aim to answer all the common fabric-related questions they’ve encountered in their years of experience. With this knowledge, you will be able to pick out the exact fabric that meets all your needs without being overwhelmed by the choices.
4. Let your creative juices flow like you used to as a kid - Bringing your family and kids along? Now there’s a space for them to play while you focus on getting your clothes done! Create your very own backdrop for an Instagrammable shot with miniature CYC shirts, trousers and quirky animal magnets!
5. Take a peek into CYC's 84-year history - Some of you have known of them since you were kids; some through your parents, some through their heydays. Regardless , it is nice to get a peek into the history of renowned local companies. For those new to CYC, go on a short journey with them as they reveal pivotal moments of CYC's 84-year heritage.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
Previously known as the Raffles Gift Shop, the new Raffles Boutique takes its place of honour to front the Seah Street entrance at the restored Raffles Arcade.
The Raffles Boutique features a brand new retail concept where shoppers will be able to enjoy a cuppa and homemade pastries at the refreshed Ah Teng's Cafe while browsing well-loved souvenirs and gourmet products that are set amidst a heritage gallery that showcases the illustrious heritage of Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Love, Bonito is the largest homegrown fashion brand created for real women, by real women. Love, Bonito offers a wide selection of quality workwear, casual wear and occasion wear.
The newest Love, Bonito store at Funan is their largest physical store in Singapore. The shop has instagrammable spots, an express e-commerce counter and on-demand stylists. The store also hold workshops and events to bring the community together to experience the brand.
At a time when electronic person-to-person introductions and food delivery apps are at the touch of our fingertips, Tiong Bahru Bakery still believes in “celebrating neighborhoods” and that means taking time for the face-to-face connection with people that matter. For the first time ever, the Home of the Handmade Croissant shares the 4,000 sq ft space with internationally award-winning beauty brands Browhaus and Strip at a convenient location in the Central Business District area.
It could not have come at a better time as Spa Esprit Group’s founder, Cynthia Chua, states that “The all-new Funan has provided us an opportunity to sync well-loved brands for a more valuable experience than ever before. We want to continue to be the nexus of creativity, culture and conversation.” The 90-seater bakery is the second outlet to serve the full hot food menu in addition to their popular 100% French flour-and-butter bakes, exclusive coffee blend and superfood treats, after their Raffles City branch.
Being part of Spa Esprit Group’s very first multi-concept without barriers, TBB Funan can be accessed from any entry point on the fourth floor shared with Browhaus and Strip. Captivating images on LED screens greet customers with the newest and latest at the bakery. Soft leather armchairs, warm lighting and communal tables make for easy conversation amongst friends and colleagues.
Following TBB tradition, every new outlet offers exclusives in store for a limited time. At TBB Funan, they have savory porkcast pie on TBB’s signature French butter croissant crust. The diamond-shaped creation adds a flaky and crunchy texture to pork cheek rendang done local-style in homemade rempah or intensely flavored spice paste (read: not poured from a store-bought readymade pack) at $8.90++ each. Not one but two exclusives mark this grand opening of TBB Funan. The best-selling viennoisserie, kouign amann, takes on an Asian-flavored spin inspired by the Chinese fried doughnut or ham chim peng. It is intensified with five-spice butter and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds on the Breton cake which literally means “cake-butter” at $5++ each that’s available from now till 10 September 2019. There’s also Unity tea blend that’s farm fresh, and made up of ginger, pandan, turmeric and chili ($6/$6.20++ each) which are locally grown by Edible Garden City. “Unity” was chosen to signify the three concepts under one roof for the first time in Singapore.
Get ready for Philippines top trending mango soft-serve Maxi Mango's arrival in Singapore. Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken The Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Piazza.
Maxi Mango started as a pop-up kiosk at food fairs in 2017. A brave endeavor by 33-year-old Miki and Ivan Velasquez, the couple took a leap of faith by investing all their savings into the business before it became the massive success it is today.
Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with real, fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. The juicy sweet mangoes are a perfect complement for Maxi Mango’s soft serve – the star component of the famous dessert. Having more than six years of experience in soft-serve desserts, the couple experimented tirelessly with different ingredients and flavours until they got the perfect mix.
Get ready to indulge in Maxi Mango’s signature version of the Filipino refrigerator cake, featuring succulent mangoes from the Philippines, velvety soft serve, and crushed graham crackers.
The Maxi Mango franchise is brought to Singapore by local lawyer-investor Jean Foo, who will work closely with the owners to expand Maxi Mango within Singapore, and subsequently around the Asia Pacific region. Maxi Mango officially opens on 2 August 2019 at Capitol Piazza.
Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district at Climb Central's newest branch at Funan. Find your challenge amongst more than 200 outdoor-inspired climbs. Choose to scale the high walls, or enjoy high intensity short climbs in a dedicated boulder unit with Singapore's first Kilter Board. Everyone can climb at Climb Central. Go with your family and friends and find your own style of climbing.
Done with your first climb and looking for a bit more guidance? Let Climb Central help you to achieve your next climbing milestone and be your home away from home.
Sign up for one of their climbing classes for a guided session with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Both introductory and developmental classes are available to meet your needs. Rental of climbing equipment is included for all classes.
Get ready to experience the world’s first Dyson Demo Store – Beauty Lab at Funan. As a world-first, the concept store will be dedicated to the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and the Dyson Airwrap™ styler.”
Dyson technology works differently, it is engineered to solve real problems. The best way to understand it is to experience it. This is why they created Dyson Demo - a place that brings to life the science and engineering at the heart of their machines.
Book an appointment here with a Dyson Demo stylist to get hands on with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer or Dyson Airwrap™ styler. Their experts are there to answer questions and show you how to get the most from their technology.
Mustard Seed has evolved from a pop-up to a cosy 13-seater restaurant.
They want to provide an intimate communal dining experience, like going to a dinner party at a friend's house. They invite their guests to gather round their table over good food and drinks.
Ming Kiat is the chef and owner of Mustard Seed. A proud Singaporean, he creates an original menu based on his personal interpretation of Singapore's food. He spent his formative years working for Chef Hisao Goto at Goto Kaiseki restaurant and learnt about local ingredients and cuisine under Chef Malcolm Lee at Candlenut. Ming Kiat regards both of them as important mentors in his journey.
Mustard Seed's cuisine is rooted in Singaporean flavours and inspired by Japanese cuisine and technique. They serve an omakase style tasting menu that will change bi-monthly. The tasting menu is priced at $138 per person.
They offer a small but carefully curated drinks list featuring a selection of beers, sakes and wines that they enjoy.
Noka, which means farmhouse in Japanese, is Singapore’s first rooftop urban farm & 75-seater Japanese restaurant in the Central Business District.
Sister restaurant to Singapore’s favorite urban farm and restaurant Open Farm Community, Noka is connected to the 5,000+ sq ft rooftop urban farm in partnership with Edible Garden City which grows oyster mushrooms, microgreens, basil, mexican tarragon, butterfly pea flowers, and a lot more. Head Chef Seki Takuma, native of Niigata perfecture, showcases local ingredients by applying Japanese cooking techniques.
Returning to Funan with over 12,000 sq ft of the latest smart home, AL, robotics, tech products and experiential offerings, the newest COURTS store is COURTS' first loT-themed and ranged store for shoppers at every stage of their smart home journey.
Immerse yourself in COURTS' first loT store, featuring the latest and greatest tech from the likes of Google, LG, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony, the biggest names in computing and mobile. as well as home lifestyle brands like Dyson and SMEG.
COURTS at Funan is COURTS' first store to be protected by BetterAir, through their exclusive air and surface purifying probiotics.
Singapore’s leading cinema operator, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is once again pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema with the opening of their latest multiplex, GV Funan at the revamped Funan Mall, located in the heart of Singapore’s bustling city center.
With its 14th multiplex, GV is enhancing the movie-going experience to attract home viewers back to the cinema by providing increased levels of comfort and privacy to improve one’smovie-going experience.
Highlighting GV’s unwavering commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience, patrons can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with immaculate audio when catching a film at GV Funan, as all seven halls are equipped with Barco Smart Laser Projection.
The new multiplex sees the introduction of two new seating concepts in the 431-seat, seven-theatre complex, as Golden Village places a focus on delivering a premium yet affordable cinematic experience for all.
In a bold move away from conventional row-seating, the new Deluxe Plus halls feature spacious leatherette seats, uniquely designed with lumbar cushioning for increased support, together with a recline feature. Each ultra-modern seat includes a handy USB charging port, enabling patrons to make the most of lengthy movie times to juice up their mobile devices.
The new Gold Class Express hall, with its 32 plush leatherette electronic recliner seats, is the gateway to a luxurious cinematic experience akin to GV’s iconic Gold Class cinemas. For its enticing price, Gold Class’s signature butler service is replaced with a F&B ordering feature on the revamped iGV mobile app which allows moviegoers to pre-order food and drinks prior to the film.
GV Funan will also feature two GEMINI halls. The ever-popular seating option for couples, with their unique spacious design, offers additional legroom and retractable armrests – ideal for date nights at the movies!
And testament to GV’s ‘more than a movie’ brand promise, the multiplex has also expanded its entertainment offerings by introducing four Virtual Reality pods in the GV Funan foyer. In anod to Funan Mall’s high-tech legacy, patrons will be able to enjoy immersive virtual reality gaming and cinematic content – a further example of how GV is seeking to redefine the movie- going experience.
You can’t beat the great assortment of The Cheesecake Factory® cheesecake flavours! From fruity flavoured cheesecakes like White Chocolate Raspberry to chocolate flavoured cheesecakes like REESE’S Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, their collection of The Cheesecake Factory® cheesecakes and cakes are sure to delight.
The Cheesecake Factory story begins in Detroit, Michigan in the 1940s. Evelyn Overton found a recipe in the local newspaper that would inspire her “Original” Cheesecake. Everyone loved her recipe so much that she decided to open a small Cheesecake shop, but she eventually gave up her dream of owning her own business in order to raise her two small children, David and Renee. She moved her baking equipment to a kitchen in her basement and continued to supply cakes to several of the best restaurants in town while raising her family. Read more here about the history of this well-loved cheesecake brand.
To celebrate the Funan outlet opening, Dal.Komm is introducing 2 outlet-exclusive beverages, and also rolling out new menu items including a delectable selection of savoury bites.
This August, patrons will have the opportunity to experience Creative Technology’s newest SuperX-Fi (SXFI) audio products at the Dal.Komm Coffee (Funan outlet) as part of a collaboration between Dal.Komm Coffee Singapore and the digital entertainment company, known for their cutting-edge audio technology.
The word from the bird is that this new 'rock around the clock' diner is where to be for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, milkshakes, floats, sundaes, and ice cream, and finger-snapping fun for the whole family.
Step in and be transported to Singapore’s heydays with retro touches that extend from the furnishing and interior décor to the menu. Enjoy all these in a classic diner setting from the ‘50s complete with accent wall tiles, silestone table and counter tops, and ceramic mosaic flooring, where vintage posters and neon lights will have you reliving the best of the era.
Find this blast from the past nestled between other vibrant dining options at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, located right where the legendary Capitol Theatre and Capitol Building are located.
What are you waiting for, guys and dolls? Capitol Milk Bar beckons!
They treasure special memories here at Capitol Milk Bar, that’s why they have dedicated many of their burgers to some key people from the history of the Capitol Theatre.
Like silent screen legend Charlie Chapman and his brother Sydney who visited with Capitol Theatre’s Joe and Julius S. Fisher in 1932. Then there’s Douglas Fairbanks, one of the first movie stars to visit Singapore. During his 1935 visit he came to The Capitol to watch the film David Copperfield (1935) with Lady Sylvia Ashley.
Even Hollywood’s most irresistible woman Ava Gardner made an appearance here in 1954. She was in town to promote her new film, The Barefoot Contessa and attended a private dinner right here at the Capitol hosted by the Shaw Brothers who had taken over a damaged and neglected theatre after WW11. They repaired and restored her to former glory, also adding the now iconic neon sign. And let’s not forget that fun little fellow who entertained young Singaporeans with weekly matinee cartoons every Saturday from 1933 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
Many have fond memories of the popular Magnolia Snack Bar. Opening first as the ‘Creameries Milk Bar’ in the Capitol Building in the 1940s, they served ice creams, milkshakes and cakes. It was a hit with Singaporeans both young and old for social gatherings and post-movie bites. Magnolia Snack Bar closed in the late 1980’s but we have brought back the sweetness…
Strike Me Pink was a 1936 American musical comedy starring Ethel Merman – the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage. We named our take on the local classic chendol dessert “Singapore Dash” a reference to Douglas Fairbanks and his “high-speed visits” to Singapore. And, The Jungle Book as a dedication to author Rudyard Kipling who made many trips to Singapore. Imagine being in the theatre in 1942 to watch the classic on the big screen after they turned it into Technicolor action-adventure film!
Simmons Gallery at Capitol Piazza is Simmons' flagship store. It is on a class of its own as it takes on a luxurious lifestyle showroom concept. Stunningly fused together, each bedroom is graced with its own signature theme. The new flagship gallery also introduces 45winks, the first-of-its-kind, allowing you to experience the revitalizing benefits of a 45-minute powernap on a Simmons mattress in total comfort and privacy. There is no better way to recharge yourself and spring back into action. Book your appointment today and wake up to the benefits of better sleep.
Simmons is the renowned mattress brand amongst premium hoteliers in Singapore and worldwide.
Located in the heart of the city, the 45winks by Simmons concept within the newly unveiled Simmons Gallery treats sleep-deprived professionals to a hotel-quality sleep experience in a private suite decked with renowned Simmons mattresses and pillows, luxurious sheets, comfortable pyjamas and assorted sleep aids. Patrons will be gently woken up after 45 minutes.
One of the many exciting tenants of the new Funan; Bernina makes beautiful sewing machines, inside and out, plus accessories for sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a serious quilter or new to the world of sewing and crafting, Bernina has a machine just for you.
Bernina is a fourth-generation family-owned company, and Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they create.
Their products are known for quality, innovation and design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, Bernina emphasizes ergonomic design that allows you to focus on your project - and not the machine.
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.
Britain’s renowned folding bikes manufacturer, Brompton Junction will debut its Southeast Asia’s flagship store at Funan. To celebrate this, Brompton Junction will launch a Lion City special edition – available solely at the Funan flagship store.
The Brompton was designed in 1975 and they have had an exciting journey since then.
Their mission at Brompton is to change the way people live and move in cities. A Brompton is the perfect companion, offering uncompromised mobility and allowing you to explore the world you live in with a sense of independence and freedom without any limits.
Originally designed and built by their founder, Cambridge graduate Andrew Ritchie, in his flat in South Kensington opposite the Brompton Oratory church in West London from humble beginnings, Brompton has now become the iconic folding bike company, the world's favourite and the largest bicycle manufacturer in Great Britain.
A Brompton can be personalised by you, for you. Handlebar shape, frame colour, components and gearing; there are over 16 million possible variants you can create, depending on your individual requirements and personal style. Each bike is handmade, bespoke for you and each frame uniquely hand brazed by skilled craftsmen at their London factory.
Singapore’s True Group is set to launch their flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan, the company’s only fitness centre in Singapore which has a swimming pool and outdoor deck, along with cutting-edge smart training systems.
Slated to open very soon this month, TFX Funan will be the first gym in Singapore to house the Matrix Strength Ultra Series which comes with Intelligent Video Training Display for resistance training. It will also have Life Fitness IC6 spinning bikes, a Naomi training cube, Concept 2’s Bike and Ski ERGs and rowers, functional training equipment from Ziva and Torque, and Rogue’s barbells and a Monster Rhino Belt Squat.
Aside from the latest machinery, True Group has invested in My Zone: a heart-rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity.
My Zone connects to user’s wearable devices such as a smartwatch, as well as connecting to the gym equipment – all geared to monitoring achievements, fitness progression and ultimately, delivering results. My Zone also allows users to connect and interact with other club members, creating a community aspect to training, among many more cool perks.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
After undergoing a three-year redevelopment, Funan is set to make its highly-anticipated return on 28 June 2019. Poised to become an inviting and energetic heart of Singapore’s Civic District, Funan aims to inspire play, learning, creativity and connection with more than 180 brands clustered round six passion themes – Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste. Of these, around 30% are new-to-market brands, new concept stores or flagships. Reinforcing Funan’s position as a showcase for local talents, more than 60% of the brands originate from Singapore. More than 30% of Funan’s brands are new to CapitaLand’s portfolio.
Mr Chris Chong, Managing Director, Retail, CapitaLand Singapore, said: “Shaped by its unique location in a new-gen live-work-play hub, Funan brings together experiential and activity-based retail at a scale not seen before in Singapore’s Civic District, while providing a collaborative platform for retailers to share their brand stories. With a dedicated Community Manager, Funan goes beyond a singular focus on achieving a certain retail mix to curate community experiences that consumers are passionate about, as it seeks to build social connections and networks beyond the transactional.”
With a total gross floor area of approximately 887,000 sq ft, the Funan integrated development comprises a retail component, two office blocks and lyf Funan Singapore – the Singapore flagshipof The Ascott Limited’s lyf coliving serviced residence that is designed by millennials formillennials. It is located right in the heart of the Civic District with excellent connectivity, including a direct underpass linking to City Hall MRT interchange station. As a new paradigm for live, workand play in Singapore’s city centre, Funan offers a synergistic combination of retail, office andserviced residence components that is designed to appeal to savvy consumers pursuing quality of life in a socially-conscious and creative environment. Further to the opening of Funan’s retailand office components, lyf Funan Singapore is slated to open in 4Q 2019.
Funan’s indoor cycling path runs 200 metres from the start of the trail to the Level 1 Bicycle Hub. The cycling path serves working professionals in and around Funan who cycle to office during the morning peak hours.
During the mall's operating hours from 10am to 10pm, cyclists are encouraged to dismount and push their bicycles in the mall. The Bicycle Hub houses a variety of end-to-trip amenities that include shower cabins, lockers, and a bicycle repair and pump station.
There are also bicycle counters that allow cyclists to take their meals while seated on their bicycles. Funan will have 166 bicycle bays – the most among any CapitaLand property in the Civic District and CBD.
Two Bakers is an artisanal bakery cafe that serves specialty coffees as well as bespoke French and American pastries that are lovingly handcrafted and baked fresh daily.
Inspired by time-honoured recipes, Two Bakers have created numerous best-sellers including a delightfully moist carrot cake, dainty éclairs with dark chocolate and salted caramel fillings, and Le Chocolat Noir, a beautifully-glazed mousse cake with hazelnut praline on a crispy feuilletine base. Specialising in artisanal 3D fondant cake artworks, Two Bakers are able to conceptualise, design and customise any cake of desire for that special occasion.
Using only French butter and top-notch ingredients for their pastries as well as good ol’ fresh cream whipped up from scratch, Two Bakers firmly believe in delivering high quality and authentic cuisine that is good for the soul.
In addition to their sweet desserts, Two Bakers also offer savoury fare on the menu including chunky beef stew that is fork-tender and immersed in a rich tomato broth, an Asian pulled-pork sandwich ala ‘Tau Yu Bak’, daily-special comfort soups as well as other specially curated recipes.
There is always a surprise on the menu which keeps Two Bakers’ customers coming back for more.
Famed Japanese Ramen chain, Afuri has over 15 outlets and also opened outposts in as far as Portland, Oregon & Lisbon in Portugal. They will be opening their very first outlet here this month at the newly-revamped Funan, bringing their signature yuzu-scented ramen to food-lovers in Singapore.
Named after a mountain - Mt. AFURI, on the east edge of the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan; legend has it Afuri is the father of Mt. Fuji.
Find out more about Afuri and the menu listed in their international website here.
Following their overwhelming success at Jewel Changi Airport, A&W® Restaurants will open a 2nd outlet in Singapore at AMK Hub in July. The restaurant, which has close to 140 seats, will serve heartlanders a taste of nostalgia from 10am to 10pm every day.
Like its restaurant at Jewel Changi Airport – which has been set up as an incubator for menu innovation and service design, this new restaurant will periodically implement unique features to cater to the customer demographics in the neighbourhood.
Fans can expect a dedicated waffle island which will showcase the bestselling A&W® Waffles and a selfie corner for ‘Instagram-worthy’ moments. In the pipeline are student promotions and a merchandise corner, where fans will have the chance to bring home A&W® Rooty® – The Great Root Bear, whether in the form of plushies, apparels, etc.
A&W® Restaurants at AMK Hub will also potentially roll-out menus for breakfast and late-night supper later in the year.
“As we set our sights on the heartlands, we wanted to return to the Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood and re-connect with our fans who have been patiently waiting for us since the good old days,” said Sally See, International Business Development Manager, “When we identified this opportunity at AMK Hub, we knew it was not to be missed.”
A&W® Restaurants at AMK Hub will serve all-time American Favourites such as the A&W® Chicken Coney Dog, available with Beef Sauce and Chicken Sauce, Waffle Ice Cream and A&W® Root Beer Float, made fresh in stores every day. Best-sellers from the region will also be available at AMK Hub, including fan-favourite A&W® Cream Cheese Chicken Burger inspired from A&W® Okinawa and A&W® Golden Aroma Chicken from A&W® Indonesia.
Founded by designer and artist pair Max Shen and Chloe Ong; ROKU Atelier is an independent art & design studio which is open to the public for workshops and classes. They also host art, architecture and design exhibitions.
One of the founders' first collaborative projects in 2017 won the 1st prize at the Shelter International Architectural Design Competition in Tokyo, Japan. The final jury was held at the Tokyo International Forum and the judging panel was chaired by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow.
They believe in providing quality workshops by giving our customers all the expertise and advice they need on materials and techniques, regardless of skill level. They have also designed the best possible environment for art-making, to make sure everyone who comes by feels comfortable and at home in the space. Find out more about their classes and workshops here.
Curry Nations at Biopolis serves North & South Indian dishes with Mangalorean influences in a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Mangalorean cuisine is largely influenced by the South Indian cuisine, where coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients, as are ginger, garlic and chilli. Head over to Curry Nations to savour the delicious dishes they have to offer!
Dimbulah Coffee has recently opened their new bistro concept outlet within the Raffles Hospital complex.
The stylish bistro offers a gourmet menu and full bar service – open until late evenings.
Beverage highlights at Dimbulah include their signature coffees like Dimbulah Piccolo Latte and Dimbulah Flat White. The bar carries German beer, Veltins Grevensteiner, which is a unique lager from the Veltins brewery and is named after the place where it comes from - Grevenstein.
Lovingly nurtured, Dimbulah's exclusive Arabica coffee is grown, harvested, and roasted to perfection on their plantation, Dimbulah Mountain Estate.
Live the life of having more. Nestled within the landed enclave of Kovan, Parkwood Residences is the celebration of a modern luxurious lifestyle with its contemporary lavishness and exclusive living. It is designed to have a classic and timeless quality that offers only 18 units within its 5-storey development.
The Parkwood Residences is a 99 year-leasehold residential development with a site area of 14,136 sq ft.
Parkwood Residences enjoy the best of two worlds - the tranquility within a landed estate as well as the conveniences to be brought by upcoming Serangoon North MRT Station, which is on Cross Island Line (targeted to complete around 2030). The development also enjoy good connectivity via major expressways and public transport.
Food delivery giant Deliveroo has launched its biggest and most innovative Editions site in Singapore, located at Alice@Mediapolis. The site, called Deliveroo Food Market features 10 kitchens and a 40-seater dine-in space powered by a futuristic fully-automated ordering experience in collaboration with eatsa, a San Francisco-based technology automation company. Nine restaurants including Bonchon Chicken, Omakase Burger and Blu Kouzina will offer their unique cuisines at Deliveroo Food Market.
Deliveroo Editions is the company's revolutionary concept of delivery-only kitchens - now a world-wide phenomenon. Deliveroo's Food Market sites build on this by adding a dine in space for customers. Deliveroo is passionate about food and wants to champion local favorites, taking them to new areas for customers to enjoy great variety and more choice. This is all about adding a greater selection for customers.
"We are committed to growth in Singapore and Deliveroo Food Market at Alice@Mediapolis is our biggest and most innovative site yet, with self-serve kiosks and digital cubbies making the order and pick up process much more efficient for both customers and restaurants. As a company, we are all about food and believe in investing in the latest technology to provide the best experience for all customers, whether they choose to dine in or have food delivered to their doorsteps," said Siddharth Shanker, General Manager, Deliveroo Singapore.
Try their main dishes like White Crabmeat Pasta (lumps of crabmeat and cherry tomatoes in a white wine sauce), Short Rib Pasta (slow-cooked short ribs in red wine sauce) and more.
The Short Rib Pasta is one of their signature pasta dishes at Eleven Strands. The short ribs are tender and full of flavour, eaten together with the pasta and shavings of parmesan, this bowl of pasta will definitely put a smile on your face.
Trendspace (formerly known as JTC Furniture Hub @ Sungei Kadut) is Singapore’s first high-rise multi-tenanted development housing both furniture and furniture-related companies. It is set to house a thriving ecosystem of furniture industry players in areas such as manufacturing, interior fit out, design and distribution. The clustering of furniture players at the Hub will enable companies to share resources and foster synergies and collaborations.
The Hub comprises large modular factory units of about 500 to 1,000 sqm with the flexibility of expanding the space to larger floor plates of up to 3,000 sqm. The Hub will also feature trade showrooms, a training institute, an experience centre, a resource library and an e-commerce fulfilment centre.â€‹â€‹
In celebration of their 14th anniversary in Singapore and also to accommodate their unprecedented growth over the years, SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus, has moved its Millenia Walk outlet to a 4,000 sq ft space at Raffles City Shopping Centre.
The all-new flagship spa boasts over 20 plush treatment suites, a dedicated 'beauty bar' and spacious lounge area, as well as spacious & beautifully-designed private consultation rooms.
SK-II Boutique Spa has been around since 2004 and is the first and only spa in Singapore to use prestige skincare brand SK-II in its facial services. The spa doesn’t just pride itself on efficacious treatments, but also boasts of strong customer loyalty as a result of relationship-based management, and its suite of value-added services. It has set new benchmarks in the beauty industry via its service and experience innovations, as well as the retention of highly experienced beauty therapists and staff.
The National Healthcare Group's Woodlands Health Campus (WHC) masterplan envisions personalised and quality healthcare for the community of the future by integrating three components - state-of-the-art medical hardware and software technology, therapeutic green spaces and seamless care with community and primary care providers. Set to open in phases from 2â€‹022, WHC will be a 1,800 bedded facility comprising an acute hospital, community hospital, specialist outpatient clinics and long-term care facility within a 7.66ha site.
â€‹WHC will be an open and welcoming campus, with various activities organised within the campus and parklands to encourage staff and patients to engage in an active lifestyle. WHC will also serve as a hub that fosters health promotion, engages residents and connects them to community care providers in Woodlands,Sembawang, Admiralty, Woodgrove and Marsiling.
S Lady is a multi-label clothing and accessories retailer at Raffles City and it is a shopping destination for the modern, dynamic and confident woman. S Lady have carefully curated a selection of quality contemporary pieces, providing women with day-to-night outfits for every occasion.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum which has been at the Chinese Garden for about 18 years has recently relocated to the ORTO leisure park in Yishun. They welcome you to enter into a rare world of turtles and tortoises.
â€‹Sense the mystery of the river turtle, the awesome power of the Alligator turtle and the majestic beauty of the Radiated tortoise.
â€‹See and feel the spirit of the Sulcata Tortoise for luck, and the Thailand’s Golden Temple Turtle for wealth. Be fascinated by the wondrous Golden Terrapin and the Six Legged Tortoise. Listen to the lonely noise of the Indian Star Tortoise and marvel at the strange looking Soft Shell Turtle from India.
More than just a collection of reptiles - a true learning experience for all.
Don't let the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum disappear. You can make a big difference by simply making a contribution or volunteering your time. Click here to make a donation to the museum or here to be a volunteer for the museum.
One of only three in the world, Cafe Leitz is situated within the premise of Leica Store at Raffles Hotel and the “Leica cafe” is the perfect haven for photography aficionados to experience Leica over a fresh brew of coffee and a serving of exquisitely crafted cakes and confectionery.
Sip on your brew as you marvel at the works of master photographers that adorn the Leica Galerie. Experience Leica like never before, today.
Patrons can look forward to exquisite specialty coffee and designer cakes at the newly launched Cafe Leitz.
Homegrown label Klarra has opened their first ever flagship store at Raffles City Shopping Centre!
Klarra is a clothing label of contemporary classics. Powered by a kaleidoscope of wearable silhouettes and quality fabrics, each design is created upon Klarra’s signature modern and sophisticated tailoring that forms the essentials of a woman’s wardrobe.
The Klarra girl appreciates the fine things in life and is an independent individual with a vivid mindset of her own. Unfazed by passing trends and undefined by age, she is empowered from within, never compromising on her values. Her quiet confidence is a mystery to some and only understood by the discerning. She makes the expected extraordinary, and is constantly discovering new facets of herself while exploring the world through style.
Calling cereal lovers of Singapore; Kellogg’s very first Cereal Kafe in Southeast Asia is now open in FairPrice Xtra, Ang Mo Kio Hub.
Enjoy cereals the classic way with milk and a choice of goji berries / dried cranberry or if you’re feeling adventurous, their heavenly desserts served with yoghurt and delicious pastries from cupcakes to muffins are all available.
Dedicated in making you a great cup of coffee to your liking, JAB Coffee Co. at Raffles City offers a range of Speciality Coffees which are sourced from roasters selected to meet their strictest standards.
JAB Coffee Co. coffee are complemented with their handcrafted selection of Gourmet Toasts, Souffle Pancakes and Granola Yogurt Parfaits which are bound to pamper your taste buds.
Local lifestyle e-commerce brand IUIGA will celebrate the grand opening of its first permanent Retail+ store at Causeway Point on 1 December, Saturday.
Following the success of its pop-up outlets, this opening is IUIGA’s foray into a permanent store and marks the first of its ten retail outlets to open islandwide. Upcoming Retail+ stores will include locations such as Tampines One, Paya Lebar Quarter and Funan Mall.
Customers at IUIGA’s Retail+ stores are required to pre-register to unlock the full digital shopping experience, which allows them easy access to product information using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, cashless payment options and location-based store recommendations from the IUIGA app. Products added to a customers’ e-cart can be checked out without the need to key in home delivery details as the system already has the purchasers’home address on record. E-receipts are also emailed upon order completion, allowing IUIGA to go completely paperless. These features of the store effectively render unsustainable paper waste, heavy shopping baskets and payment queues a thing of the past.
According to research conducted by Euromonitor, Singaporean consumers' eager adoption and use of technology have resulted in the development of new consumer habits such as "showrooming", whereby customers visit retail stores to try out products before making their purchaes online. To address such shifts in retailing in Singapore, IUIGA has capitalised on smart techonologies for an innovative and smartphone-powered retail exeprience where customers can put IUIGA's products to test.
Replacing Salt Tapas & Bar at Raffles City, The Botanic finds inspiration in nature, showcasing a menu of delicious plant-based sharing dishes.
Dishes are made more substantial with the use of nutrient dense superfoods, whole grains and bright, punchy dressings. A reflection of the culinary team’s travels and experiences, guests will find a showcase of South-East Asian and Middle Eastern flavours prominently expressed on the a plate.
A sustainable, organic and biodynamic wine list, a fruit-based cocktail selection, revitalising ice tea and refreshing mocktails are to be enjoyed in their nature inspired setting.
General manager Karl Higgins and group executive chef Shannon Binnie, both of them proteges of Celebrity Chef-Restaurateur Luke Mangan, proudly take the helm of The Botanic.
Mangan’s departure from the Salt brand facilitates a platform for the Chef to revolutionise new experiences as he creates innovative dish combinations that draw inspiration from his own cultures and past culinary experiences. The move to The Botanic’s will see Karl continuing in a hands-on operational role, but also working to develop and enhance the customer experience further.
Tipo 00, also known as “doppio zero” or “granero tero” originates from Italy. It is a type of wheat flour which is smooth and almost silky to the touch.
Tipo Pasta Bar is about the celebration of artisanal produce – the pasta at Tipo are handcrafted using high quality ingredients and the re-imagination of how flavours can be combined and elevated using its surrounding elements. The permutations of pasta and flavours such as Dill & Lemon Fettucine and Saffron Fusilli are among many others that are made from scratch.
Servings are in two sizes, Regulare ($9.90) & Grande ($12.90), each with the option of a combination of shapes and flavours. The pastabilities are endless!
Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) has acquired a prime greenfield site for S$62.4 million for its maiden development project. It will build the first co-living property in Singapore’s research and innovation business hub, one-north.
Located at Nepal Hill amidst 400 companies, 800 startups and 50,000 professionals, the property is expected to be managed by its sponsor, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) under the coliving brand, lyf, targeted at the rising millennial segment. To be named lyf one-north, the property will offer 324 units1. It is slated to achieve Temporary Occupation Permit by 2020 and open in 2021.
The 60-year leasehold site was put up by the JTC Corporation (JTC) for sale in a two-envelope concept and price tender. Ascott Reit’s concept proposal features the creative use of communal spaces, a holistic design centred on building a vibrant and collaborative community, as well as comprehensive programmes which promote social bonding, wellness, personal development and business networking.
The 200-hectare one-north estate has attracted over S$7 billion worth of investments in critical growth sectors such as the biomedical, info-communications and media industries. The location is also a talent development hub, home to world-renowned business schools and corporate universities.
lyf one-north Singapore is located right next to the one-north MRT station and a 30-minute ride to the Central Business District. The property enjoys easy access to key districts within the city via the Ayer Rajah Expressway and public transportation network. Commercial buildings as well as dining and retail options are available in the vicinity. Guests can look forward to fully-digital customer experience and communal amenities such as a lap pool, social kitchen, fitness area, barbeque garden, outdoor seating area, residents’ lounge, laundromat, thematic function rooms, and indoor events hall. Spanning a gross floor area of over 73,447 square feet (6,823.5 square metres)2, lyf one-north Singapore will offer a mix of studio and loft units.
With this acquisition, Ascott Reit will own five properties in prime locations in the central and western regions of Singapore, offering approximately 1,000 apartment units. Ascott Reit’s other four properties in Singapore are Ascott Orchard Singapore, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore and Somerset Liang Court Singapore. Please see Annex for further details of lyf and lyf one-north Singapore.
COURTS the leading retailer of home electronics, IT and furniture products in Singapore, recently unveiled its newly refurbished Ang Mo Kio store as part of its commitment to revitalising the customer experience throughout its physical store network.
The redesigned two-story store spans 35,000 sq ft and is the second largest store in the transformation roadmap after COURTS’ flagship Tampines Megastore, which was redesigned in November 2017. The transformation brings the Megastore customer experience to a 25-year-old store sitting in the heart of one of Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods.
Level 1 displays the latest retail concepts by major brands and for the first time, Apple, Samsung and Huawei are unveiling full brand concept areas in the store, where recently launched gadgets Note 9, iPhone Xs and Xs Max are retailing, and the upcoming Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and iPhone XR will retail in a week to come when they are launched. While shopping for the kitchen, customers are now engaged in culinary delights by the new interactive cooking demonstration station with a regular line-up of cooking hosts. GURU, COURTS’ solutions provider, now has its owncounter on Level 1, inviting customers to consult in-house experts on repair issues, maintenance or smart link-up solutions for the home, and even trade-in and warranty services for their new gadgets.
To optimise the new space, the IT and electrical product range at COURTS Ang Mo Kio has been carefully curated to bring the latest and greatest in value. Customers can shop from the laptop and PC range, including new ASUS and Acer gaming concept areas, as well as the latest gaming models from the likes of HP, Lenovo and Dell. That sits next to the camera and wearables section, showcasing the latest in this trending category. COURTS’ TV range has a good mix of premium and entry-level models, including the latest OLED and QLED models on the market. From small to large home needs, homeowners can comfortably browse small home appliances as well as major white goods such as washers and air-conditioners.
Part of COURTS’ transformation of its furniture category, the partitions on Level 2 have been broken down to reveal the full space and showcase furniture in apartment and lifestyle settings. With today’s customers looking for a greater degree of personalisation, COURTS encourages self-browsing with its Customisation Wall, showcasing a range of fabrics and leathers for its made-to-order range of sofas. Design Studio, the company’s interior design and renovation solutions provider, has been refurbished as a three-room HDB showflat, offering shoppers visual inspiration as well as the option of packaging their renovation needs with home furnishing. A selected range of bedding from 10 leading brands offers all mattress sizes andcustomisable bedding options available at COURTS at a glance.
“While today’s shoppers are turning online to browse and compare prices, they still look to stores to provide the irreplaceable experience of great service that accompanies a satisfying shopping trip. Friendly advice from experts, complementary fix-it solutions, customisation options, inspirational showcases and fuss-free ‘click and collect’ – these have become part of the expectations of today’s modern, omni-channel shopper. Ang Mo Kio is the latest in our commitment to transform our physical shopping experience for Singaporeans. As our second oldest store at 25 years old, COURTS Ang Mo Kio has seen generations of shoppers and this redesign reaffirms our commitment to modern homeowners with great service at the best value,” shared Mr Ben Tan, Country CEO of COURTS Singapore.
Set in a shophouse in Kampong Glam; the 30-seater IB HQ is the brick & mortar cocktail bar of The Indigenous Bartender, a platform that was created for like-minded bartenders (and foodies) looking to explore locally sourced ingredients and their uses with a culinary and creative approach.
Helmed by Zurina Bryant and Kamil Foltan (the latter has previously worked for Potato Head and Tippling Club), IB HQ offers cocktails with intriguing ingredients.
Cocktails are priced from $22++ onwards. View their cocktails menu here.
Sephora has officially opened a new branch in Causeway Point; bringing their amazing range of products closer to the residents/shoppers in the North.
Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970. Sephora's unique, open-sell environment features an ever-increasing amount of classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, makeup, fragrance, body and hair care, in addition to Sephora's own private label.
Today, Sephora is not only the leading chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, but also a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world.
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.
Come 2020, HomeTeamNS members will be able to enjoy a 2,800 sqm indoor adventure hubcomplete with a rope course and fireman slides – among other facilities – when their dazzling new Khatib clubhouse opens.
This was announced recently at the clubhouse’s groundbreaking ceremony. Other features unveiled include
a tactical simulator,
a state-of-the-art 1,500 sqm gym,
along with four man caves as comfortable hangout areas.
The 21,000 sqm five-storey clubhouse (with a one-storey basement) will feature green innovations such as charging stations for electric cars, solar panels and an eco-filtration swimming pool. It will also be equipped with self-service kiosks and “chatbots”, allowing HomeTeamNS members to renew their membership, make payments and book facilities with greater ease. HomeTeamNS is also partnering POSB to pilot cashless transaction solutions, which will be integrated into its new clubhouses.
Located along Yishun Avenue 2, the clubhouse will replace the current facility in Sembawang and is designed to serve about 250,000 Home Team NSmen. It is one of three new clubhouses that will be built as part of a long-term development master plan.
Newly-opened in Capitol Piazza, Famous Treasure offers guests a feast of local Chinese favourites and seafood signatures. The hallmarks of the cuisine are based on tasty and bold flavors prepared using a selection of quality and freshest ingredients by a team of highly-skilled chefs.
Whet your tastebuds with the delicious yet all-time local favourites, such as the signature Singapore chili crab, traditional fish head curry in claypot, braised rice vermicelli with clams in superior stock, Kuala Lumpur style Hokkien Mee and poached sliced pork belly with minced garlic.
Request for the wine list when dining at Famous Treasure as the restaurant offers also good selection of wines and whiskies to pair with the select dishes, making your gourmet meal into an experience.
Besides the main dining area, this 136-seater restaurant offers four private dining rooms that can accommodate 10-12 guests in each room. There are also four private cabins, which can seat up to four guests in each room, all perfectly suited for corporate dining, or celebrating special occasions.
The newly-opened Djitsun Mall Bedok is also home to the newest & largest game arcade in the east of Singapore. Visit Fat Cat Arcade and try your skills at over 100 latest & most thrilling game machines!
Fat Cat Arcade's tokens cost as little as $0.16. Tickets which you win from their game macines can be exchanged for prizes at their prize redemption area which houses 500 prizes for your selection. The arcade is open daily from 11am to 1am.
Golden Village Multiplex (GV), Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, has answered the call of the residents of Bedok, with the opening of its new 576-seat multiplex at the new Djitsun Mall Bedok, where the iconic Princess Theatre once stood. They also introduced a new local curry-flavoured popcorn which is sold exclusively at GV Bedok as GV pays homage to local food culture.
From Hollywood blockbusters to inspiring independent films, patrons of the new six- theatre multiplex can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with pristine sound, from the unparalleled comfort of GV Bedok’s leatherette seats – all within the immediate vicinity of their homes, as the company continues its steadfast commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience in Singapore.
GV Bedok will cater to the demand among residents for a cineplex in a neighbourhood that was once home to a cluster of four cinemas in the 1990s. Since the closing of the Princess Theatre 10 years ago, residents of Bedok have eagerly awaited the return of a movie theatre to Singapore’s most densely populated neighbourhood, home to some 300,000 residents.
In a homage to this renowned food haven in the Eastern part of Singapore, which is famed for its traditional hawker dishes, Golden Village has launched a new localised curry-flavoured gourmet popcorn in tandem with the opening of its new cinema. The flavour is exclusively available at GV Bedok for three months from GV Bedok’s opening. In addition, GV will introduce three other gourmet popcorn flavours – Seaweed Wasabi, Caramel, and Cheese – across its cinemas island-wide.
Continuing its enthusiasm for culinary delights and support of local brands, GV is also working with homegrown F&B chain Saybons to offer cinemagoers a wholesome spread of hot soups, pastas and light bites at GV Bedok.
French brand Lacoste opens a new store at Raffles City Shopping Centre in Singapore featuring its latest concept: “Le Club”. A first in South East Asia, the new concept reflects the synthesis of the brand and its creator René Lacoste in one location: the club.
The 1,873 square feet space is reminiscent of a tennis court with vintage design elements that are a nod to the brand’s heritage. These elements are juxtaposed against natural wood that gives the store a brightness which lets light in. The fitting rooms are also designed to look like locker rooms.
The store offers a complete range of apparel, leather goods, fragrances and footwear. It features the quintessential polo wall which showcases Lacoste’s iconic L.12.12 polo shirts in its extensive color range, including the newly launched Paris Polo which is inspired by a dress shirt but created with the freedom and comfort of a polo. This store will also carry runway collections and special collections including the 85th anniversary collection that was created to celebrate both the heritage and innovation of the brand.
A personalized embroidery workshop was also built into the store to offer customization option for consumers wishing to personalize their Lacoste polos with their initials.
The new concept is part of the brand’s strategy to create a stronger brand identity and to strengthen the brand’s premium status throughout its global markets.
Home is where your story begins. Where you choose to live, is equally as important as what your lifestyle will be when you are living there.
The Garden Residences, overlooking one of Singapore’s best known and much-loved neighbourhoods, Serangoon Gardens, presents a life that has been built on these fundamentals.
Location, one that surrounds you with lifestyle, shopping and F&B establishments. Connections, with a transport network that takes you anywhere you need to be in minutes. Education, because the pursuit of learning at any age should never be undervalued. Architecture, in creating a home that stands the test of time and draws inspiration from the gardens outside, to create a life that’s well-lived inside.
Overlooking one of Singapore's most-loved neighbourhoods, Serangoon Gardens, residents of The Garden Residences can enjoy the convenience of being surrounded by a diverse selection of lifestyle, shopping and dining options.
At The Garden Residences, living well comes naturally. With 55 exclusive residents’ facilities specially designed for physical invigoration and also total relaxation, unwinding has never been this easy.
A smart nation calls for a smart home. The Garden Residences also seamlessly incorporates intelligent community and home features to provide residents a connected, convenient, secure and empowered life.
Select your dream home from 613 one- to five-bedroom residences ranging from 452 sq ft to 1,981 sq ft – spread across five 15 storey towers with North and South orientations for maximum air ventilation.
Feel the heat, sip on Mezcal, taste and share plates as you savour the flavours and move to the Latin beat.
So, question is. Who is Poncho???
Poncho loved life and had many homes around Latin America. He enjoyed great food, drinks, music, cigars and movies. His house was for everyone. Combining the best of all his casas, the Casa Poncho team bring his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
Enjoy menu highlights like La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple or Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar. Or the Pulpo Ranchero - tender grilled octopus topped with chili ranchera salsa, pumpkin seeds and a dash of scallion oil.
Don't miss ordering a Mezcal-based cocktail like their signature La Margarita del Poncho.
Committed in developing trendy apparels at an affordable price for the budding fashionistas, FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
Introduced to Singapore in 2004, FOX Kids & Baby is one of the 12 brands managed under Wing Tai Retail.
Renowned experiential enrichment for preschoolers from Japan, KUNO Method, is now in Singapore.
First-of-its-kind in Singapore, KUNO Method uses a unique learning method to build an all-rounded foundation catered to 3-6 years old children for future learning.
Established enrichment from Japan with more than 30 years of track record:
KUNO method is an established enrichment programme renowned for grooming well-rounded preschoolers who ace the entrance tests of the prestigious private primary schools in Japan.
Founder Mr Yasuyoshi Kuno devoted all his working life of over 44 years to early childhood education. He is a recognised expert and advises the Osaka prefecture in its education reform. He believes that children who had mastered foundational concepts and have critical reasoning and logical thinking will enjoy learning and solve problems independently.
KUNO method’s large range of books and teaching materials are distributed by more than 200 bookstores throughout Japan. Apart from Japan, the KUNO method has a strong following in China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and put into curriculum in Korea.
To facilitate the relocation, the existing polyclinic at Block 723 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 will be closed from Friday, 26 January 2018. Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic will resume operations on Monday, 29 January 2018 at its new site located at 21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2.
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) forms the primary healthcare arm of the National Healthcare Group (NHG). Its six polyclinics serve a significant proportion of the population in the central and northern parts of Singapore.
NHGP provides a comprehensive range of health services for the family, functioning as a one- stop health centre providing treatment for acute medical conditions, management of chronic diseases, women & child health services and dental care. The focus of NHGP’s care is on health promotion and disease prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, disease management through physician led team-based care as well as enhancing the capability of Family Medicine through research and teaching.
Pizza Maru is the most symbolic pizza brand in Korea, with more than 620 stores across Korea and is now available at Northpoint City. Now it’s the first of its kind in Singapore, offering Korean Pizza with a well-being angle.
Pizza Maru's signature green tea pizza dough recipe is a successful patent exclusive to the brand; advocating the concept of healthy well-being food. Besides green tea ingredients, there are also flaxseed, chlorella, barley and 12 other healthy grains added to the dough recipe.
In order to bring out the best Korean food culture to the world, Pizza Maru's menu offers not only high-quality Korean pizza, but also Korean fried chicken, Korean pasta and other interesting products.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Visit the new SEVENFRIDAY Space Singapore at Raffles City! A place where friends and fans gather to recharge, refresh and regroup over watches and accessories.
SEVENFRIDAY is a watch brand founded in 2012 by Dan Niederer and its watches mostly use square cases.
Taking industrial materials, eye catching design and combining it with a forward thinking approach to social media - including very early tie-ins with a certain Watch Anish - while keeping the price point achievable, SEVENFRIDAY started to turn heads in the watch world.
PS.Cafe opened in 1999 as a cosy cafe hidden within Projectshop clothing store. This charming and understated spot quickly gained a following for its hearty takes on savoury cafe classics, famous truffle shoestring fries and indulgent cakes, puddings and tarts. Thoughtfully detailed interiors, lush surroundings, friendly relaxed service and generous portions have made this homegrown Singapore brand an internationally recognized local favourite. PS.Cafe is the place for legendary brunches and lazy afternoon teas, romantic dates and friendly celebrations in beautiful surroundings.
The Singapore headquarters will house the senior regional leadership teams of the Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare businesses and will work alongside the US hub to support its Global Headquarters in the UK to manage commercial activities around the world.
Located at One-North in the Rochester Park area of Singapore, it will enable GSK to better anticipate and respond to diverse healthcare needs across different markets, placing GSK in a leading position to support patients and consumers.
The new Bedok Public Library is among a suite of community services provided at the new integrated complex, Heartbeat@Bedok. It covers an area of 4,150 square metres spread across the 2nd and 3rd storey at Heartbeat@Bedok and serves residents in the South East areas of Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Frankel, Kaki Bukit and Kembangan.
The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in Heartbeat@Bedok and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
The new Yishun Park Hawker Centre with 43 cooked food stalls and about 800 seats has open for business. Residents can look forward to enjoying affordable food at the new hawker centre, which will feature natural ventilation, family-friendly features, such as child-friendly toilet facilities and family-friendly seating, and built-in tray-return facilities at accessible locations.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has appointed Timbre Group as the managing agent for the Yishun Park hawker centre. Timbre Group’s proposal was selected following the evaluation of the five proposals received for NEA’s call for tender for the management of the hawker centre made in February 2017. The proposal by Timbre Group showed a strong emphasis on social objectives, had various productivity measures, and comprised innovative solutions to ensure the vibrancy of the hawker centre. Timbre Group was set up in 2005, and they have a wide experience in the local food and beverage industry.
NEA has been exploring various alternative management models for hawker centres by engaging socially-conscious operators as managing agents. The experience of these operators in food and beverage operations, as well as property and lease management, can help improve the operational efficiency of hawker centres. They can also help enhance the dining experience at hawker centres while ensuring good quality and affordable food. Socially-conscious operators may also be more flexible and better able to provide centre-specific solutions to address issues which vary from centre to centre.
As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values for nearly two centuries.
In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks founded Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America. Since then, they are proud to have become an institution that has shaped the American style of dress through fashion innovation, fine quality, personal service, and exceptional value in their products.
Visit their revamped Raffles City boutique with the latest Fall/Winter 17 collections ready for your patronage.
Tucked away inside NTU's Alumni Building in One-North, casual restaurant Coalesce would love to bring the world on your plate.
Infusing different elements, ingredients and techniques onto one plate; their dedicated team of chefs had came up with a whole new take on fusion food. Each dish is creatively designed, comprising of more than one culture, but yet, compliments with one another to become one.
Canberra Station is a new MRT stop on the North-South Line. The North-South Line is Singapore’s first MRT line – parts of it were open in 1987 – but a new Canberra Station will be added to it in 2019.
As the elevated station is being “tagged” onto an existing line, construction will be challenging as the planners have to be mindful of working hours and work spaces.
When the new station opens in 2019, residents in the vicinity will have a direct connection to the MRT network, without the need to take a bus. Commuters travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East will save up to 10 minutes of travelling time.
To better facilitate commuter movement and enhance accessibility, Canberra station is designed with five entrances, with one connected to the new housing estates across Canberra Link. An elevated link bridge to be built across Canberra Link will enable commuters to directly access the city-bound train platform. The new station will also have covered linkways to bus stops, pick-up and drop-off points as well as bicycle parks.
Ginza Rokukakutei's first overseas venture outside Japan is now open at Odeon Towers.
Rokukakutei in Osaka has been a one-Michelin-starred specialty restaurant since year 2009. Then it opened a 2nd outlet in Ginza, Tokyo.
The concept of the restaurant is serving Kushiage (deep fried skewers) and wine pairing with selected luxury wines like their outlets at Ginza and Azabujuban in Tokyo. Think omakase style dining but with deep fried skewers.
District6, Singapore’s newest co-working space, has opened its doors.
Housed on the second floor of Odeon Towers, the chic and minimalist space is designed to flood the space with natural light in the day. The generous 10,000 square feet space is outfitted with comforting furnishings and a pleasing palette of wood and white – drawing from the belief that the art of a decluttered space leads to a decluttered mind. Furthermore, the founders have left it up to the discretion of its tenants to decorate their own office as they see fit such that it would feel more like their very own space.
The promising community that the District6 team have built so far include people who create and innovate the built environment like real estate tech and smart living start-up IglooHome and one of the most significant research and education non-profits in the real estate industry - Urban Land Institute.
The team at DISTRICT6 will host events relevant to the co-working community that inspire and inform, above the usual networking opportunities. Those include, the first real estate tech Hackathon in Singapore hosted in collaboration with IglooHome, keynote speeches and networking hosted by Urban Land Institute, and fundraisers for visionary hotel schools in Myanmar.
The unassuming but elegantly designed space at District6 is utilised to provide a range of flexi desks, dedicated desks, private studios (for teams of 2 to 4), private offices (for larger companies with 5 to 20 people); and four unique meeting rooms.
Amenities and facilities include small meetings rooms, dedicated phone booths, a large boardroom, and an event space that holds up to 100 people, complete with 8-metre high ceiling with a projectable wall. The communal ‘living room’ also houses specialty Coffee bar from Kyoto, Kurasu. All beans are sourced by a specialty roaster around Japan to offer the finest selection of brews to keep the team going throughout the day – all complimentary to members of course.
Homegrown e-retailer, Reebonz, has opened an 8-storey S$40m e-commerce hub in Tampines on Tuesday 30 May.
The building will house the luxury fashion e-commerce company’s management as well as its warehousing and distribution services.
The 200,000-square-foot space is four times larger than Reebonz's previous office and distribution centre and now stock more than 500,000 types of products - which is more than 11 times its previous capacity.
The new hub will be a platform for Reebonz to scale across the region in terms of having a centralised distribution centre that will distribute their products across 17 countries around the world.
A scaly surprise awaits you at Singapore Zoo's newest permanent exhibit RepTopia.
Housing an expanded range of reptiles and amphibians, crawl over for an immersive experience through desserts and tropical forest regions.
Love them or hate them, reptiles are fascinating creatures. Discover the scaly denizens of RepTopia. Make a date with the panther chameleon, Gaboon viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends, and learn more about them through engaging activities especially rolled out for this June holiday.
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.
Established over 90 years ago, Dorothy Perkins, a multinational women’s fashion retailer based in the United Kingdom now has nearly 600 UK stores and over 50 international outlets. Their latest branch here will be opening soon at Raffles City.
Dorothy Perkins provides feminine fashion and a shopping experience customers clearly love - a jersey top is sold every two seconds and the store has won numerous awards for its collections.
Their ranges are updated weekly in-store and daily online. The brand offers sizes 6 to 22, and a wide range of collections including Tall, Petite, Maternity, Shoes and Accessories.
About one quarter of the retail space at the new Funan mall has been taken up and local theatre company W!LD RICE is among one of the latest tenants announced together with a few other familiar brands.
The retail mall will have 200 shops over six storeys, and is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.
W!LD RICE will build a 18,000 sq ft, 380-seat theatre - the first facility of its kind designed and managed by a local theatre group to be located within a commercial complex.
W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
Melissa, the original “jelly” shoe brand from Brazil has revolutionised the footwear industry with its avant-garde designs since its introduction in 1979. Opening soon at Raffles City.
Each pair of Melissa shoe is a covetable piece of art; they are easily recognisable from their modern designs and rich colours. The shoes are comfortable, fashionable, express individuality and are eco-friendly that many stylish women and celebrities have even become huge fans and advocates of the brand – from the likes of Victoria’s Secret supermodel Alessandra AmbrĂłsio with whom Melissa has collaborated with and launched a capsule collection, to Hollywood stars such as Katie Holmes, Vanessa Hudgens and Anne Hathaway.
Melissa shoes are made from a unique, patented plastic material called MELFLEX TM, which was created to improve the flexibility and quality of PVC. MELFLEX TM is a form of PVC that provides improved elasticity, impermeability and resistance. It is hypoallergenic, odourless and 100% recyclable.
ComNam Vietnamese Street Eats is back at Raffles City. With a brand new look and menu, they bring to the table some of the most iconic dishes from the streets of northern, central and southern Vietnam.
Staying true to its roots, the dishes at ComNam are inspired by traditional recipes which have been influenced by both French and Vietnamese gastronomy.
Their BĂşn tĂ´m cháşŁ cĂˇ HáşŁi PhĂ˛ng hails from Hai Phong — the northern coastal region known for its abundance of fresh seafood — the noodles are simmered in a flavourful seafood broth and topped with fresh giant king prawns, prawn cake slices, and pork leg slices.
Pixel Studios by The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is the first dedicated facility in Singapore to spur the next generation of digital content creators and media professionals to explore innovative ways of content creation and storytelling.
Spearheaded by IMDA and managed by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), the 25,000 sq ft space located at the Pixel building in one-north, is one of IMDA’s PIXEL (Promising Innovations and Experiential Learning) innovation spaces.
By providing a full suite of facilities and resources backed by capability development programmes with industry partners, Pixel Studios aims to build a community of creators and create opportunities for collaboration across the creative ecosystem.
Collaborative areas, production and technology tools at Pixel Studios will support content creators to experiment and innovate with content and technology. Facilities at Pixel Studios include thematic spaces that can double up as sets for filming and production purposes. For example, meeting and seminar rooms are dressed up as a vintage diner, a kopitiam-themed area with a stage for meeting and presentations, a bar-themed area, a kitchen studio, a relaxation corner and screening area, hot desking spaces, and make-up and changing rooms.
The space will also cater to a larger community of game start-ups. They will enjoy more physical space, with an approximate forty per cent increase in floor area compared to the former Games Solution Centre’s premises at Block 71.
Production and technology tools to support experimentation will include a green screen studio equipped with professional video equipment, editing tools such as video post-editing, recording and audio post-production suites; VR/AR gear, as well as game engines.
To grow the community, digital content creators and professionals interested in creating experimental content or pilots, are welcome to explore and use the space by submitting a proposal on the official website, www.IMPIXEL.sg.
DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy serves Modern French Asian Cuisine and is a space where what you smell, taste, see and hear is distilled by Andrew Lum & Chrisotpohe Lerouy to its essence for an unforgettable experience!
With almost 20 years of experience in various restaurants around the world including Michelin starred restaurant. Chef Lerouy was awarded his 1st Michelin star in Alma By Juan Amador as a Chef De cuisine. After he left Alma by Juan Amador. He furthers his journey as a co-owner of Dstllry par Christophe Lerouy, and introduces his unique modern French cuisine with influence of Asian touch to his new project in collaboration with the founder of DSTLLRY, Andrew Lum.
An exciting lifestyle destination plugged into the world of tech and socially savvy consumers will be coming up in 4Q 2019 on the site of the former Funan DigitaLife Mall, right in the heart of Singapore's Civic & Cultural District at 100 North Bridge Road.
Building on its legacy as the definitive IT mall in Singapore over the last three decades, Funan will go beyond selling IT products to incorporating the tech experience throughout the entire integrated development. There are currently 3 confirmed tenants: movie operator Golden Village, food court operator Kopitiam and rock climbing facility Climb Central. Climb Central will offer a 50-lane rock climbing facility, and its highest wall will span four floors.
Experience modern Indian cuisine with an innovative interpretation by renowned Chef Patron Abhijit Saha. Saha’s menu offers an array of eclectic flavours originating from the rich culinary tapestry of various Indian regions, recreated with a twist.
SAHA by award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha presents Regional Indian cuisine with modern techniques of avant-garde gastronomy and international aesthetics.
An unprecedented experience showcasing the café, bar and dining culture of the illustrious Habsburg Empire awaits you at Kaiserhaus in June.
Experience authentic culinary delights unfolding the best from this unique melting pot encompassing Austria, Hungary, Northern Italy, Czech Republic to the Balkans.
Premiering in Singapore – revel in the historically reputed Julius Meinl gourmet coffee and tea, Zauner chocolates and pastries, craft beers from Hirter Brewery, outstanding wines and more from this majestic region.
They are so passionate about coffee that they established their own plantation in Tropical North Queensland, Australia, providing Singapore with the island’s finest coffee. Lovingly nurtured from plantation to cup their exclusive arabica coffee is grown, harvested and roasted to perfection,
The cafe is contemporary, warm yet vibrant. A great meeting place, chill place and lunch place.