Popular Hong Kong dessert chain Hui Lau Shan used to have an outlet along Orchard Road back in 2005. It is now making a comeback to Singapore and it is set to open two new franchised outlets, in Chinatown Point and Serangoon’s Nex mall this month.
Hui Lau Shan is famed for their specialty mango desserts.
Some 20 years ago, the third generation of Hui Lau Shan created the unique "Mango Sago" which became a fast fad in Hong Kong dessert offerings. Today the mango series remain Hui Lau Shan's signature dish. Every year, Hui Lau Shan used up to a thousand tonnes of mangoes in their dessert making process.
For consecutive years, Hui Lau Shan won the "King of Dessert" award in Hong Kong, winning them the reputation of Mango Expert.
Kin is a restaurant in the lobby of Straits Clan that serves heritage cuisine by Chef Damian D’Silva. The menu is a retrospective look at the origins of their cuisine, showcasing traditional cooking methods, recipes and ingredients that have been left behind. Paired with an inspired beverage offering and genuine hospitality to complement the simple joys of sitting around the dining table with loved ones.
As a young boy, Damian D’Silva’s love for cooking was nurtured by his chef grandfather, whom he affectionately called “Pop”. Some of his fondest memories of food were of Sunday dinners where he sat around a dining table with family and friends. He also recalls a time where dishes were not constrained by culture or racial identity, but rather an amalgamation of recipes brought from foreign lands. Reproduced with locally foraged ingredients and subsequently interpreted by different individuals from diverse cultures, resulting in an incredible colourful culinary patina.
With Kin, Damian endeavours to marry his love for feeding people with his life’s work of preserving heritage cuisine and knowledge of local ingredients, for the generations to come.
Much of the food preparation process involves components that are laboriously handmade from scratch in-house, or procured in limited quantities from a network of traditional makers that Damian has nurtured lifelong relationships with. Some dishes are only available in cadence with a micro-seasonal calendar established through decades of observation by local producers, fishermen and the people who work with them.
Their food is served in a communal format, they believe a mutual sharing of food is an essential part of the dining experience that encourages kinship. While they have a selection of vegetarian-friendly dishes, they are regrettably unable to accommodate other dietary allergies and sensitivities as their dishes are recreated as true to their original heritage recipes as possible.
Driven by the love for butter, Beurre (pronounced, buh) at Bukit Pasoh is to be remembered as a place of nourishment, warmth and comfort. It is where loved ones can gather and enjoy the company of one another over hearty flavours served in sharing portions, all granted by beurre.
Beurre's young talents, helming the kitchen, work the liberty-to-innovate to their advantage, breathing new life into otherwise-familiar ingredients. Yet, even as so much thought goes into the menu, accessibility for all remains the forefront tenet. As guests share the dishes, they spread and share Beurre's joy of simply serving their diners the best they can.
Singapore’s Keong Saik neighbourhood will have a new social heartbeat when the new 45-room Hotel Soloha boutique hotel is unveiled in mid-August 2019.
Cruising along Keong Saik Road and Teck Lim Road, which exude the charming vibe of yesteryear, one is immediately transported to a magical space as one traverses the blue panel doors of Hotel Soloha. These Dokodemo Doors of Fantasy reveal a world urban jungle chic and tropical modernism splashed in amazing technicolour. Witty and bold interiors, artisanal furnishings, underscored by a cool vibe, Hotel Soloha’s burst of colour is a stark contrast to the earthy tones that define the neighbourhood.
Hotel Soloha aims to create a destination hotel that not only fits into Keong Saik’s charming self but is also a modern interpretation of a Singapore that is bold, stylish and cultured. You won’t find a single metal grille gate or repurposed cinema seat here. Instead, our team, exposed to the ways of cosmopolitan Singapore through the years, has internalised Singapore’s culture; that has informed the way they conceptualise and design the property’s interiors and spaces. The property will also stock a curated selection of artisanal products that are perfect as souvenirs and fit well in cabin baggage. Hotel Soloha is the perfect start to experience what Keong Saik and Singapore have to offer.
Keong Saik, one of Singapore’s heritage and cultural epicenters, retains the beauty of yesteryear Singapore with its rows of shophouses across a network of roads. Today, it is home to a good number of bars, restaurants and shops, making it a destination that is layered with culture, gastronomy, energy and personality. Culturemaker and tastemaker Hotel Soloha’s entry to the area contributes to that spirit of Keong Saik and strengthens it – it is a breath of fresh air and the neighbourhood’s new social heartbeat.
Hotel Soloha is designed by interior design firm Avalon Collective and architect ASOLIDPLAN. The artworks featured in the hotel lobby, lift-shaft and rooms are done by local artists, Ethrisha Liaw and Danielle Tay.
A "semi" roof-top Tiki Bar along Keong Saik Road is now open to bring us cheers. If Hawaii is a little out of your budget or reach at current, Taki Taki invite you to step into their humble balcony bar.
Located at 1 Keong Saik Road, just above The Working Capitol, you will find a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of this concrete jungle.
Warm orange lights, pumping beats, and rum-based cocktails are waiting to set the scene.
Make sure you bring your appetite when you visit Taki Taki! Who doesn’t love to kickback with about a dozen satay sticks? The familiar taste of charred chicken or beef, the sweet-spicy nuttiness of the peanut sauce.
MAI by Dashi Master Marusaya is a premium dashi concept restaurant by Japanese katsuobushi wholesaler, Marusaya. The 38-seater restaurant is dedicated to serving authentic Japanese dishes using superior ingredients directly imported from Japan, together with all-natural dashi made from special aged bonito and quality konbu. The Marusaya group also runs two other Japanese dining concepts in Singapore: Dashi Master Marusaya and Ten Sushi and Bar, since 2014.
Founded in 1962, Marusaya is dedicated to supplying katsuobushi for commercial use, with over 9,000 customers from food establishments including soba, udon, ramen and Japanese kappo restaurants. The dashi used at MAI is of a different calibre, as the company takes pride in its Satsuma 2-year-old hongare-honbushi, made from skipjack tuna which is dried and fermented over two years. This is unlike other katsuobushi, which is fermented only over a year. The extended period of fermentation draws out almost all moisture and concentrates the flavour of the katsuobushi, making it especially strong in umami. The aged bonito is then cooked with specially imported Rishiri kelp – one of the best categories of kelp that’s harvested around Hokkaido – for over an hour, to produce a broth that reveals sophisticated flavours, which is thoughtfully infused into every dish. It is worthy to note that besides dashi, no MSG or any other chemical seasoning is used. One can be assured of a delicious, healthy and authentic Japanese dining experience at MAI.
CapitaLand has unveiled the highly-anticipated design of One Pearl Bank perched atop the verdant Pearl’s Hill. The development comprises two gently curving 39-storey towers linked at the roof by dramatic sky bridges. The slender, curved facades create a light and airy effect, providing ample space for residents and onlookers to look out and through the towers to admire the stunning views atop the hill. Towering at 178 metres, One Pearl Bank will be the tallest residential development in the Outram-Chinatown district in Central Singapore, offering panoramic views that extend from the Central Business District to Sentosa.
Designed by multi award-winning Serie+Multiply, a joint venture between London-based Serie Architects and Singapore-based Multiply Architects, the new scheme elevates the concept of high-rise living with a total of 774 apartments. It will support more urbanites in leading their dream city lifestyles at this prime location, in line with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s vision to develop more homes in Singapore’s Central Area. A wide selection of unit types from studio apartments to penthouses, ranging in size from approximately 430 to 2,800 sq ft, will be made available.
Adding to its allure, One Pearl Bank will feature a world-first – a series of sky allotment gardens arrayed vertically at one edge of each tower. With each tower featuring an allotment garden every four storeys and each garden housing 11 plots, One Pearl Bank will have a total of 18 sky allotment gardens with close to 200 plots where residents can grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. The beautifully-appointed allotment gardens not only support urban farming, they offer spaces to promote community bonding. Visible from the city centre, they make a powerful visual statement on One Pearl Bank’s biophilic design that integrates nature to enrich residents’ quality of life. These allotment gardens are further complemented by two sky terraces and two roof gardens across the two towers and a sunken planter in every balcony to maximise the greenery on the development’s facade. Read more about this exciting project here.
Located in Everton Park, Little Oasis offers handcrafted goodness through artisanal cakes, wholesome healthy eats and beverages. The cafe is nestled within a distinctive old neighbourhood with lots of mature trees and architecturally distinctive public housing blocks.
Little Oasis is determined to become an oasis for like-minded individuals who appreciate having wholesome healthy food, good coffee and handcrafted artisanal cakes.
The cafe serves all-day breakfast items such as granola cups, avocado egg bagels, banana-oatmeal waffles, and lunch items such as taco bowls, salads and soba which would be prepared with fresh, natural ingredients that require minimal cooking and processing, so that the natural goodness of these foods are retained and offered to their customers.
Enjoy their fresh bakes which are baked with natural ingredients and without any use of artificial additives.
Set within bustling Keong Saik Road, Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar epitomises the French joie de vivre with its convivial atmosphere and vibrant setting. The all-day bistro and wine bar evokes a sense of being in the heart of a kitchen in Burgundy; expect authentic, comfort French fare and delicious wines combined with exceptional hospitality to inspire your dining experience.
Deeply rooted in the Burgundian heritage, embrace classic homemade specialties from the region including Jambon Persillé, Truite a l’Aligoté and Éclair au Cassis. With dishes crafted with the utmost respect for tradition, enjoy the freshest, seasonal ingredients sourced directly from artisanal producers at Gaston.
A meal isn’t really fulfilled without a glass of wine - look forward to an extensive selection of quality, great value wines of close to 350 labels from France and beyond. Committed to ensuring that the wine programme is highly accessible, varied and exciting, most of the wines are sourced directly from the vintners themselves. With an extensive wine-by-the glass selection of up to fifteen wines, as well as a rotating ‘Wine Flight of the Week’, there is something for everyone from novices to seasoned drinkers.
Newly-opened eatery & wine cellar at Bukit Pasoh; The Wine & Gourmet Friends sets the tone for a casual dining concept with exclusive boutique wines and dishes crafted from the heart.
What happens when a group of friends made up of experienced restaurateurs, consummate wine experts and talented chefs get together over good food and wine? They open The Wine & Gourmet Friends – an Asian-tapas wine bistro, founded on the belief that friendships are forged and flourish over good wines and heart-warming food!
Offering affordable wines and delicious food crafted from the heart, all within a comfortable, unintimidating environment, The Wine & Gourmet Friends is perfect for everyone: from novices to wine connoisseurs, as well food lovers to gourmands.
The 56-seater space, decked out with wide, wooden tables and comfy banquet seats is perfect for a cosy gathering. Even when the kitchen closes on Sunday, The Wine & Gourmet Friends stays open from noon to 9pm to offer guests a unique experience. Guests are invited to "Bring Your Own Food" - home-cooked or otherwise – for a day out with family and friends. Guests need only order a bottle of wine (min. 1 bottle for every 4 guests) to enjoy their meal in the comfort of the bistro.
A partnership with Unlisted Collection; Zén is the sister restaurant to 3-Michelin star Frantzén in Stockholm. Their tasting menu is carefully curated and based on both local and world-class delicacies. Guest can expect the finest ingredients sourced from the region and beyond. The gastronomic experience spans three floors in a classic shophouse building in downtown Singapore.
Their fixed menu is priced at SGD 450++ per guest excluding a choice of beverages. Beverage pairing, alcoholic and non-alcoholic is available. Zén is set to open on 21 November.
Located on the ground floor of Straits Clan, Clan Café is an all-day lounge serving nourishing fare that is comforting to both the palate and soul. Set in a warm and inviting atmosphere, the menu features a selection of hearty grain bowls and broths with recipes drawn from East Asian heritages. The beverage program is centred around a range of wellness tea blends, specially developed by artisan tea specialist, A.muse Projects.
The first of two heritage buildings that together create Six Senses Singapore, Six Senses Duxton is scheduled to open on 15 April 2018. The hotel is now accepting online bookings via its website, www.sixsenses.com. The second location that will complete the Six Senses experience in Singapore is Six Senses Maxwell, which is set to open later this year.
Situated within the eclectic heart of Chinatown in Singapore’s bustling central district, Six Senses Duxton is part of a remarkable conservation project that has received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award. Sustainably restored by the acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel, Six Senses Duxton features a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements. While remaining in harmony with its rich heritage, yet still presenting her luminary vision, Anouska has given each of the 49 guestrooms and suites a unique individuality across eight themed categories so that no two are exactly the same.
Guests are in for an eccentric, elegant surprise as they enter the hotel which includes large golden fans and strong hues of black, gold and yellow, layered with oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper from Anouska’s personal collection.
A highlight of the property is the appointment of Professor Zhang Mao Ji of Long Zhong Tang—a reputable TCM physician with over 40 years of experience—who will offer health screenings, consultations and a medicinal herbal dispensary for in-house guests.
Six Senses Singapore is creating and curating a number of handpicked inspiring, educational and fun activities for guests. Whether visiting Singapore for the first time or enjoying a special staycation, Six Senses’ Experiences include unique neighbourhood and nature discovery tours; fitness classes like yoga, indoor cycling and the art of crafting artisanal coffee and appreciating Chinese teas. Bookings can be made through the Experience Centre at reception, open 24 hours. Activities will be confirmed at the earliest possible time given normal business hours for partners and tours.
Are you a young startup or entrepreneur on a budget, busy building your business venture and need an affordable yet soulful accommodation in the heart of Singapore? Then look no further!
Go to Tribe Theory – Venture Hotel where they understand the journey of entrepreneurship. You can pay for your accomodation via Bitcoin and Ethereum too.
Tribe Theory is a space for you to explore and engage with likeminded people on the same entrepreneurial journey. They are a community of startups and entrepreneurs in the heart of Singapore.
The inspiration for Tribe Theory was born when its founder, Vikram, spent two years backpacking around the world, where he traveled to over 50 countries in six continents and stayed in amazing hostels around the world.
Vikram's vision is to build a global hotel brand which provides affordable yet soulful accommodation for young startups and entrepreneurs. His favourite travel experience has been spending two weeks driving across Morocco in the middle of winter.
Prior to building Tribe Theory, Vikram was the head of venture capital investments at REAPRA where he made investments in early stage ventures across Asia. Prior to that, Vikram was a banker at J.P. Morgan where he was an early member of several new ventures. Vikram grew up in Los Angeles where he did his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Riverside and his MBA at the University of Southern California.
Swing by new eatery Iron Supper Club on Outram Road for an "early supper" as it closes by 9.30pm on operating days.
Iron Supper Club is helmed by local celebrity chef Heman Tan, also known as “IronManChef”. As an award-winning chef, he brings more innovative and personalized dining experiences to diners at this location.
Chef Heman brings with him more than 20 years of culinary experience from his time in the United Kingdom, through his experiences during other well-travelled journeys. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge to contribute back to the culinary industry. He is an esteemed member of the Singapore Culinary Association, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Sabre d'Or Singapore. He has won awards in culinary challenges like the Pattaya Culinary Challenge 2013 and the FHA National Gourmet Team Challenge 2014.
As a firm believer of healthy living, Chef Heman starts his day at 4:30am everyday, exercising and training for Ironman triathlete races. He designs his cuisine around the health-conscious individuals who craves for taste yet wholesome and nourishing food. IronRiceBowl is his latest creation to fuse Japanese Donburi with a touch of Asian influences. The dishes are rich in proteins coupled with carefully controlled carbohydrate portions.
Straits Clan is a new hospitality project and members' club managed by The Lo & Behold Group, developed in conjunction with Members Only Hospitality. They open their doors from March 2018.
As a member, you'll gain access to:
Four floors of F&B, entertainment, fitness, wellness and workspace concepts
The city’s most progressive and forward-thinking community
Some of the world's best members clubs and workspaces through their network of reciprocal clubs
Exclusive invites and unique event experiences in Straits Clan and around the city
Special privileges from a curated network of lifestyle, hospitality and retail partners
Come together over a rotating roster of events, featuring the best and exciting new experiences from around the world and Singapore. All in a comfortable, modern space where you can be yourselves, open up, share and connect.
Ann Siang House is a tastefully restored heritage building offering 20 sophisticated, modern, designed-led guest rooms in the heart of Club Street.
At Ann Siang House they invite guests to stay, dine, discover.
Ideally situated in Singapore’s vibrant Ann Siang Hill neighborhood, Ann Siang House is an alternative, city living style of accommodation that provides short and extended stay guests with a welcome home in the heart of the action.
Casa Poncho is a Latin destination restaurant, bar and enclave. It is located at 14 Bukit Pasoh Road in the former Keow Siong Club, which was transformed into a new a Latin enclave in Singapore. Step through the gates of Casa Poncho and enter a Latin haven that is a feast for the eyes, ears and, deliciously, the mouth.
Casa Poncho flows over four sections - the courtyard, the bar, the restaurant and the terrace. Reminiscent of a grand home in Mexico or Cuba, you are welcome to sit in the courtyard as the sun goes down, cocktail in hand, before you make your way to the great room – which is the restaurant. Rustic, fun, sexy and cosy, look and up see the tungsten light fixtures and the warm red walls with hand painted murals.
Cast your eyes around and you will see a collection of Poncho’s treasures. Listen and your hips will want to sway to the music. Who is Poncho? You’ll find him on his motorbike.
At Casa Poncho a sharing menu is served with flavours inspired by Latin American countries – they call them pequeñitos! The idea is to snack, savour and share with each other.
They serve a range of dishes, some of which include La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple; Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar; Pulpo Ranchero – grilled octopus, salsa “ranchera”, pumpkin seed and scallion oil; Lomito al Carbon – charbroiled Argentinian beef tenderloin with zucchini, grilled onions, and roasted capsicum salsa; and Crispy Chili con Carne – chili spring roll with minced beef, avocado, sour cream foam, chili, lime, coriander and garlic.
Some of their irresistible desserts include Poncho’s Flan – made with horchata, mango, mint and fresh berries; Tentacion de Chocolate – chili chocolate, egg custard and paprika sour cream; and of course, Churros with chili chocolate and cinnamon cream!
The Casa Poncho bar serves a diverse selection of beverages with signature Mezcal based cocktails at its heart. Guests can find cocktails like the Gregorio Negrito, made with Mezcal Reposado, Antica Formula, Campari and bitters, as well as the La Margarita del Poncho made with Mezcal Alipus Blanco, Grand Marnier, yuzu and agave syrup, and Poncho’s Favorito – tequila reposado, dry curacao, Aperol, cranberry and lime juice. A selection of beers and wines from Latin America and Europe are also on offer.
So, 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's team brings his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
Located along Bukit Pasoh Road and just a few minutes away from Outram Park MRT station, TAKU Sushi & Wagyu & Craft Bar is a restaurant and bar that serves a variety of Japanese cuisine, specially prepared by their head chef, Arakawa.
TAKU offers fine Japanese food and drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere that will surely deliver an excellent dining experience for all.
Bistro by day, restaurant by night; .elia brings you a specially assembled menu. Find freshly made pasta and sandwiches for lunch and come night, feast on an amalgam of flavours. They promise nothing short of a fantastic dining experience.
The new .elia takes over the former grounds of Oriole Coffee Roasters at Jiak Chuan Road. It is created by the folks behind The Chillout Cafe that was situated at Labuan, Malaysia.
On the menu: Panchetta (Trenette tossed with egg yolk, brown butter and pancetta), Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Russian Dressing on Sourdough Toast, The Scampi and more.
They have a dish simply named as Potatoes. It is a brunch-only dish of grilled potatoes on mashed potatoes, peppered with bacon and caramelised onions plus a Sunny-Side-Up on top to finish.
LivingwithArt is an art company that offers a wide range of customised art products for interior decoration. Visit their new flagship gallery at Tan Boon Liat Building.
Their uniqueness lies in the ability to customise the style, dimensions and execution of the artwork to the requirements of your living space. Thier art products include hand-drawn wall paintings, art clocks, sculptures and other home accessories.
Their wall paintings consist of a wide range styles such as Fengshui, Abstract, Modern Contemporary, Minimalism, Floral, Nature, and Resort for you to choose them. The sculptures can be created from a selection of metal, acrylic, clay, ceramics or wood.
All their art works are created by their in-house artists. Over the last 10 years, they have worked on various commercial and private residential projects, enhancing living spaces.
Being one of Singapore’s most stylish antique furniture stores today, The Past Perfect Collection stands to offer an unrivalled choice of antique furniture from the British, Dutch and Portuguese era in India, as well as Indian antique furniture untouched by European style. They have recently moved into their new showroom address at Tan Boon Liat Building.
The Past Perfect Collection was established in 2007 upon arrival of the owners, Pieter and Marie-Hélène van Houten, in Singapore after a lengthy business, living and learning experience in India. During their travels to various parts of the country India’s colonial past intrigued them and a passion for collecting antique pieces dating from that era was born.
Their pieces are handpicked in the different regions in India as to be able to offer their customers a variety of styles of furniture. You will be amazed by the beauty of the combination of a distinctly Western design with an Oriental flair. It is definitely the high quality of the materials used, the handwork and the attention to detail that sets this furniture apart.
Marble, is a new casual bistro located in the cosy neighbourhood of Everton Park at Outram.
Marble is a 28-seater eatery with an open-kitchen concept serving modern cuisine. With the use of contemporary culinary techniques, they aim to serve restaurant quality food at an affordable price while providing a fun and unique dining experience that will leave lasting impressions on their guests.
The next piece in a multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan for the Singapore General Hospital Outram Campus is a new National Cancer Centre by 2020. It will be bigger and better than the current place, boosting treatment for patients.
The new facility will be able to accommodate a Proton machine weighing around 200 tonnes.
The state-of the-art cancer-killer can target tumours with sub-millimetre precision, so there is less collateral damage to surrounding tissues or organs during treatment.
Cancer is the top killer here, accounting for 30 per cent of the 19,393 deaths last year. It is also the second major cause for hospitalisation, after accidents, poisoning and violence.
The hotel is the perfect hotel for affordable comfortable stays in central Singapore. Minutes from Outram MRT station, the hotel is excellently positioned where the charms of history meet the excitement and comforts of modernity.
Enjoy a unique experience of dwelling in a pre-war heritage shophouse – complete with beautiful full-length shuttered windows and quaint private balconies. Four different room types are available to suit your group-size, itinerary and budget.