Moving towards Asia expansion, Jakarta-based café chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost at NUS Library. The popular lifestyle coffee chain has more than 80 outlets in 23 cities across Indonesia.
The Maxx Coffee story began with a deep passion to provide Indonesians with the best coffee and lifestyle experiences. In March 2015, their founders opened the first Maxx Coffee store in Cikarang, East Jakarta with aspirations of becoming Indonesia’s number one local coffee chain, serving wide range of specialty coffees made with freshly ground Arabica beans sourced from coffee regions in Indonesia and around the world.
They will also be opening up very soon at 5 other locations in Singapore.
OUE Limited and OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd., in its capacity as manager of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust have collaborated to re-brand the landmark Mandarin Orchard Singapore to Hilton Singapore Orchard, following a comprehensive and strategic review.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore will relaunch as Hilton Singapore Orchard - Hilton’s flagship in Singapore and the largest Hilton hotel in Asia-Pacific - with product and service offerings aligned with Hilton’s brand standards. Hilton will have the exclusive authority to operate the property upon the opening of Hilton Singapore Orchard.
Asset enhancement works to add new meeting facilities as well as refreshed food & beverage offerings to cater to the growing demand for regional and global meetings, incentives, conference and exhibition (“MICE”) events have also been planned. The planned refurbishment will be conducted in phases and will commence in 2Q 2020 to capitalise on the current challenges facing the hospitality industry due to COVID-19. The refurbishment is scheduled to be completed by end-2021. During the refurbishment period, Mandarin Orchard Singapore will continue to operate under the management of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, the hotel management company under the Hospitality Division of OUE.
Upon its relaunch in 2022, the hotel will feature 1,080 well-appointed rooms and five restaurants and bars including an all-day dining restaurant. The hotel will also boast meeting and function spaces spanning a total of 3,765 sqm, including three ballrooms.
Now open to offer an epicurean adventure unlike any other in Singapore is VUE - the next iconic rooftop bar and grill destination overlooking some of the most stunning vistas of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.
Located on the penthouse of OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay, VUE presents a chef-driven menu that emphasises binchÅtan-grilled specialities at the heart of its cuisine offerings, complemented by a versatile selection of wines. VUE is also home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, further setting itself apart from other dining destinations around town.
Executive Chef Sam Chin introduces his flair and creativity into menu offerings that shine the focus on specially sourced ingredients and peak-of-season yields in an eclectic fusion of East and West.
“I personally hand-pick every component that goes into every dish served at VUE,” highlights Chef Sam. “Beyond flavour and technique, I want my creations to also reflect the respect I have for the origin and purity of the ingredients I use.”
Dishes at VUE he cites as examples include the Norwegian king scallop—among the world’s most environmentally friendly seafood—which he prepares au gratin with 18-month, cave-aged GruyÃ¨re De Grotte AOP; the free-range duck meticulously reared by House Burgaud in Challans—a highly sought-after delicacy that Chef Sam serves smoked and enhanced with tropical mustard dressing; and prime cuts of Wagyu beef sourced from the fertile lands of the Kumamoto Prefecture, smoked and then served with choice sides of vegetables grown by local farmers.
VUE is sectioned into three focal areas—the 60-seat main dining room, an al fresco pavilion with the spritz bar that seats 36, and a private dining room that seats 12.
Each versatile space at VUE presents the picture-perfect backdrop for gatherings large and small—from networking events and product launches, to celebratory dinners and wedding receptions.
VUE welcomes with a dramatic walk-way lined with black and gold mezzanine tiles, and opens up to a breathtaking, cathedral-inspired arched copper ceiling spanning the entire length of the main dining hall. Glass walls look out to unparalleled waterfront views of scenic Marina Bay, amidst interiors of dark wood, muted ambient lights, and sleek accents that add to the intimate and cosmopolitan setting at VUE. The space, sights, and smells all come together in an immersive gourmet experienceone won’t soon forget.
VUE is a concept by OUE Restaurants, the food and lifestyle division of SGX Mainboard-listed integrated property developer, OUE Limited.
Nestled in the middle of Singapore's CBD, The Garden Club at OUE Downtown Gallery is the perfect rooftop terrace getaway. With a fully renovated indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar, it's the best place to take your colleagues and clients for lunch or hang out with your friends after work.
Featuring a stunning rooftop setting, vivacious music, comprehensive food menu and strategic location, The Garden Club is set to be a swanky next “It” spot to let loose. Vegan options and plant-based alternatives paint the menu an overall healthier one but it's not all salads and sandwiches. Light bites present delectable options like Smoked Baby Corn seasoned with dukkah, lemongrass husk and aioli as well as Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms served with spinach tarragon puree, sun-dried tomatoes, snap peas and almonds. Mains are balanced and healthy with items like Beef Cheek Confit Fennel with a side of roasted potatoes and edible greens as well as Grilled Seabass served with tabbouleh, grapes and sesame tofu puree. Bar snacks are also reimagined with choices like Fried Curry Okra and Wild Herb Karaage to go with equally punchy and vibrant drinks. A good number of dishes are also made with ingredients sourced from its own rooftop garden!
The Garden Club is here to redefine “healthy” food as you know it, by turning up the fun and good times and cutting down on the guilt, all in a breezy rooftop setting dressed up with ample greenery and sprightly botanicals. Add live acoustic music and enticing Happy Hour promos and you’ve got the setting of the ideal party that’s good for body and soul! Its opening hours are as progressive as its offerings – come for coffee in the morning as well quick serve bowls for lunch. Tea time serves coffee, dessert, cocktails and more before things ease into an a la carte menu of food and drinks for dinner. Stay the night with drinks and cocktails after that. It’s open throughout the day from 9am onwards, with something for everyone.
Tokachi Tontaro has recently opened its doors in Singapore at Plaza Singapura and OUE Downtown Gallery, bringing the brand's signature Hokkaido Grilled Pork Rice Bowl to Singapore.
A traditional Japanese dish adored by every local in Obihiro, Hokkaido, the Buta Don combines perfectly grilled slices of charred juicy pork slathered in mouth-watering Hokkaido specialty tare sauce and served atop premium Yumepirika rice.
In addition to the Regular Buta Don, Tokachi Tontaro serves two other unique variations of the classic dish - Spicy Tomato and Miso Buta Don. Each pork bowl can be customised down to the amount of spring onions and black pepper for a fully personalised gourmet bowl. A range of delectable side dishes including Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese and Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette are also available to complete each meal. Tokachi Tontaro looks forward to sharing the taste of Hokkaido’s Signature Buta Don with you!
Helmed by Chef Dickson Fung and his team, Se7enth at the new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore offers contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vast presentations of sumptuous breakfast buffet spreads are laid out daily, while modern international cuisine are served for lunch and dinner.
With a seating capacity of up to 74 persons, the space is also available to host large groups for social or business gatherings. Culinary highlights include Australian Grain-Fed Rib-Eye Steak, Oakwood Se7enth Beef Burger, Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Sirloin Beef Hor Fun, Nasi Goreng, Crispy Chicken Drumlets and Chocolate Lava Cake.
Introducing a new way to indulge in comfort food in the Central Business District; OUE Re:Store is an automated deli service at Downtown Gallery that serves up heritage food by renowned chefs along with an efficient order and pick-up system.
With a curated menu designed by renowned chefs from around Asia including William Wongso, Malcolm Lee, Sau del Rosario and KF Seetoh, OUE Re:Store offers an array of irresistible dining options available at literally, one’s fingertips.
This convenient service allows consumers to place their order along with a preferred pick up time, where their orders are then assigned to a vault personalised with their names for them to collect after – granting the CBD crowd a more efficient dining experience, away from lengthy lunch hour queues. Prices of food will range between SGD8 and SGD12.
At Wafuken, they pride themselves on serving food that deliver the most exquisite pleasure to your taste buds and is healthy for your body.
As Singapore's first sous-vide based restaurant concept, their perfectly cooked meats are where they shine - they provide some of the silkiest salmon fillets, juiciest chicken breasts, and the most tantalizing steaks you can find anywhere.
While sous-vide cooked food are mostly found only in gourmet restaurants, at Wafuken, they offer it to everyone readily at an affordable pricing. Visit their new outlet at Downtown Gallery.
Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, a member of Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartment solutions, has unveiled Singapore’s first Oakwood Premier property.
Strategically located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Central Business District (CBD), in the highly anticipated new OUE Downtown building, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will mark the second Oakwood property in Singapore, following the March opening of Oakwood Studios on Orchard Road.
Blending urban style with nature-inspired elements, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments are designed to give sophisticated travelers a relaxing home, with all the luxuries of a hotel.
Located above the new retail mall in the OUE Downtown skyscraper, an elegant lobby welcomes guests to an intimate oasis in the CBD; where they can seek respite from their fast-paced
The property offers a range of premium facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, The Fitness Center by Oakwood, contemporary lobby bar, outdoor barbeque, The Oakwood Executive Club and Boardroom, residents’ lounge, Se7enth restaurant, and more, all managed by Oakwood.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore features 268 mid- and high-level residences, comprised of a mix of stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. With a minimum stay of seven nights, all units are furnished with either a kitchenette (Studio) or fully equipped kitchen (one- and two-bedroom apartments), Samsung mobile phone and tablet, washer/dryer (one- and two-bedroom) and complimentary launderette access (studio).
The convenience provided by these amenities is paired with the hospitality, wellness services and personalized concierge services of a five-star hotel. From health and fitness trainers, beauty and grooming experts, spa treatments and prestigious tailors, guests of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will have insider access to some of the city’s best services at OUE Downtown.
Business and leisure travelers who need a discreet and luxurious environment will find Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore an ideal base from which to explore the city or live like a local, benefitting from airport transfers, complimentary daily breakfast and housekeeping, 24-hour customer service and in-room dining.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is set to continue the tradition of superlative service currently offered by existing Oakwood Premier properties in Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Incheon.
Singapore’s new destination to Look Well, Keep Well and Eat Well, Downtown Gallery, is part of the redeveloped OUE Downtown development on Shenton Way.
It is a one-of-a-kind destination for like-minded people to commune, comprising approximately 150,000 sq ft of premium retail space spread over six levels, including one basement level, housing bold new retail and lifestyle concepts. Its prominent 262-metre-wide frontage is one of the longest single retail frontages in the heart of the commercial district, creating more window display space than any comparable development. Click here to read more about Downtown Gallery.
Nikkie has been shaking up the European fashion industry with her feminine, sexy, elegant and cool designs. The label, founded in 2011 by Dutch celebrity Nikkie Plessen, is one of the fastest growing Dutch fashion brands.
With her luxury fashion collections Nikkie provides the answer to dress for every day-to-night occasion of a modern women’s life. The power of the brand lies in offering high-end designs and luxury materials with still affordable prices, combined with a range of fashionable fittings and elegant silhouettes makes that Nikkie fills the gap between the high-end and high-street fashion labels. The collections are merchandised by Nikkie herself in a way you can easily mix the whole wardrobe to create the everless Nikkie style.
Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas define the max.tan language. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, this complex language results in details that are sometimes blown out of proportions. Much of the label’s attention is paid to tailoring and draping while creating unexpected silhouettes and austere moods. The garments play with volume, modified shapes and use, masculine, feminine, oversized, undersized, deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation.
The label advocates an alternative and quiet fashion lifestyle.