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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 AmbrÃ³sio 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 BÃºn tÃ´m cháº£ cÃ¡ Háº£i PhÃ²ng 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.
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.