Timber Actually has a new store at The Grandstand which supplies wood – mostly from Singapore trees - to residents and wood enthusiasts in Singapore. Yes, you read that right!
Their customers are hobbyists, DIY-ers, wood workers, wood enthusiasts, homeowners, restaurants, cafes and many more. What all of them have in common is that they want to be part of the whole ecosystem: processing and using as much as they possibly can from local trees.
You will have noticed that there are loads of trees here in Singapore. What you probably do not realize is that along Singapore's roads are many trees (including African Mahogany) that are sourced to make premium furniture-grade wood. Local trees are often felled to make way for urban development as well as to keep us safe where they pose a risk to the community. Timber Actually is licenced to gather these fallen logs and bring them to their yard for processing.
Logs are first cut into regular plank sizes and then dried out within Timber Actually's in-house kiln in order to reduce the moisture content of the wood. Kiln drying is a standard practice in wood production mills and serves to efficiently bring the green lumber moisture levels down to "workable" levels. Excess moisture in the wood can cause major issues including warping and twisting.
Once the wood is dried, Timber Actually it can be customized into bespoke pieces for carpenters, DIY-ers, home-based woodworkers and homeowners.
The logs are put through several processes before they are ready to be transformed. The logs will be cut to regular plank sizes. After which, they will be subjected to drying inside Timber Actually's in-house kiln. This is to reduce the moisture content of the wood. Kiln drying is a standard practice in wood production mills and serves to efficiently bring the green lumber moisture levels down to "workable" moisture content levels that will not end in the myriad of problems that can be caused by excess moisture in the wood. These problems include warping and twisting.
With the wood now dried, they are ready for you. Whether you are a carpenter, DIY-er, home-based woodworker, or homeowner, Timber Actually is around to assist.
The Cheese Trap imports artisanal, farmhouse and organic cheeses to this sunny island.
They go the extra mile to bring truly unique cheeses to your dining table.
With the aim of having the widest selection of cheese, they've recently welcomed their first shipment from the Netherlands. A very diverse selection of semi-hard cheese made from cow, sheep, goat and buffalo milk and some with particular ingredients such as truffle, nettle, garlic and cumin.
During the year their offering will expand to include cheese from France, Italy and Spain. Be sure to check out their website for updates.
Established in 2013, Edith Patisserie is a local bakery specialising in layered cakes, brownies and tarts for birthdays, weddings and all types of celebrations. They strive to create new and original designs, as well as unique flavour pairings that intrigue and excite. They keep their baking batches small to ensure freshness and quality. Savour delicious cake flavours at their newly-opened Penang Road branch.
Their recipes are meticulously taste-tested and tailored to local palates, meaning that they are lower in sugar, moist and tender.
Why "Edith Patisserie"? The bakery is named in memory of its owner, Ethel's mother, who passed away when she was 18. They hope that their humble philosophy does her proud, and that their bakes bring you the warmth and comfort of family, celebration and happy memories.
An unparalleled tailoring experience awaits. For over a decade, MARLO's brand has been synonymous with the fine art of bespoke tailoring, crafting formal event regalia, professional attire and leisure garments to suit the lifestyle trends of their discerning clients across Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Their garments are subjected to stringent requirements of the highest specification, ensuring not only the perfect fit, but one that transcends seasons and styles.
Their suits are a reflection of sartorial perfection, made with the highest level of handmade craftsmanship amalgamated with the finest materials available. They only carry authentic European and English fabrics, including Zegna, Scabal, Sictess, and Monti (to name a few). For each brand, they carry the full range of fabrics, covering a variety of price categories, quality, fabric types, composition and seasonal releases.
A bespoke garment is an investment, nurtured over time, to stand the rigors of regular use. This journey begins with them getting to know you – occupation, disposition, motivation, taste, style, preference and above all, purpose of the garment. The initial consultation enables them to recommend optimal fabric types from an array of choices, brands, compositions, etc. that will deliver the final look and quality of the garment. Whilst they get to know you, they will also elaborate on the bespoke process, how their garments are differentiated and what makes them the best at what we do.
Simple as it sounds, the process of taking your measurements is anything but straightforward. Their Master Cutter takes in excess of 40 individual measurements, constantly assessing your posture against the drape of the fabric and making specific, yet subtle adjustments aimed at accentuating your best features. In tandem, their Style Consultant records over 30 unique references for the intended style of the finished garment.
Crossing the Straits of Johor via a 25m-high bridge from Woodlands North Station (LRT) in Singapore to the Bukit Chagar Station in JB, the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link will help to ease Causeway congestion, improve connectivity, foster people-to-people ties and generate shared economic and social benefits. The RTS Link will be a standalone Light Rail Transit (LRT) System with the capacity to serve up to 10,000 commuters during peak periods, for every hour and in each direction.
To facilitate a seamless travelling experience, there will be co-located Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities. Passengers travelling in either direction will clear both Singapore and Malaysia authorities at the point of departure, and need not go through immigration clearance again at the point of arrival.
The RTS Link is a 4km rail shuttle service between the Singapore terminus at Woodlands North station and the Malaysia terminus at Bukit Chagar station in Johor Bahru. It has a large capacity of up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Passengers will enjoy a fast and seamless experience travelling between Singapore and Johor Bahru on the RTS Link, and a journey time of about five minutes between the two stations. Furthermore, the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities of Singapore and Malaysia will be co-located at Woodlands North and Bukit Chagar stations, which means that passengers only need to clear the immigration authorities once, i.e. at their point of departure. When the RTS Link opens for service at the end of 2026, it will be a game changer that will significantly improve connectivity between Singapore and Johor Bahru and ease congestion along the Causeway.
The RTS Link Woodlands North Station will be constructed underground at a maximum depth of 28 metres. There will be three stories, with two basement levels and an underground linkway to the CIQ building. The RTS Link Woodlands North Station and CIQ building are approximately 10 times the size of a typical MRT station. These facilities will be adjacent to Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Woodlands North MRT station and be seamlessly connected via an underground concourse. The tunnels will be connected to the viaduct that crosses the Straits of Johor at a height of 25 metres.
Happiness is getting comfort food delivered right to your doorstep. Two of Singapore's well-loved powerhouses in the vegan world, Well Dressed Salad Bar and Smoocht have joined forces to come up with a brand new experience, WellSmoocht.
There is something for everyone.Check out their mouthwatering items here. Currently they are offering free islandwide delivery with just $50 spend or a small $5 delivery fee applies for order between $35 to $49.99.
With cake creations like Dark Chocolate Speculoos, Orh Nee Cake, Vanilla Cheddar Cheese, Matcha White Chocolate and more, the newly-opened Luna on Amoy Street has something to please any fussy tongue.
Their Orh Nee Cake is unique and worth a mention. This cake comprises of vanilla sponge layered with velvety yam ginkgo paste and yam cubes, topped with coconut Chantilly cream, white chocolate pearls and dessicated coconut. At $8 per slice or $80 for a whole cake.
Heart to heart pastries, soulful desserts. Pâtisserie CLÉ in Paya Lebar offers unpretentious flavours and simple indulgences.
They create heartfelt sensations through equilibrium — between flavours and texture, and between Asian and Western palettes. Uncover the key to unlocking your heart’s desires with sweet treats by Pâtisserie CLÉ.
It is Singapore’s first specialty coffee bean-only retail store which allows coffee lovers to shop curated selection of freshly roasted coffee beans from over 20 top cafes and roasters around the world.
Here is a list of the curated coffee beans which shoppers can find at The Bean Shop by CafeBond.com:
Melbourne’s Seven Seeds Coffee, Market Lane Coffee, Padre Coffee and more
Canberra’s Ona Coffee
Taipei’s Simple Kaffa Coffee
Tokyo’s Fuglen Coffee
Kuala Lumpur’s VCR Coffee, Artisan Roastery and also Cloud Catcher Roastery
Cafebond.com customers will also be able to enjoy the newly introduced “Click and Collect” service when they buy coffee on the platform and collect their order offline at The Bean Shop by Cafebond.com. This will allow customers to save on shipping costs and this gives them more reason to buy freshly roasted coffee beans online.
Ollella specialize in making little bundle of airy crisp choux pastries filled with luscious cream layered by different flavors and textures.
Every choux is made with carefully selected ingredients to give you the most satisfying bite of your day. They hope you will enjoy their lovingly made pastries as much as they enjoy making them for you.