For thousands of years, we’ve questioned the meaning of life, death, and the afterlife. This year, Haw Par Villa aims to enlighten generations of Singaporeans on the meaning of death and the dying culture that surrounds it.
With the newly opened Hell’s Museum, Singapore’s longest-running cultural theme park has been transformed into a realm where death and the afterlife meet. The Museum’s experiential exhibition aims to educate visitors with engaging and comparative insights on how death and the afterlife are viewed and interpreted across different religions, cultures and the ages. Bringing together our blended identities as Asians, Hell’s Museum also provides a window to understanding how the various cultures, religions and philosophical concepts are interconnected and how much they have in common.
Ganko Sushi’s seasonal omakase features exquisite creations that will make your experience an unforgettable one!
Helmed by Chef Kuwahara Toshiyuki, who has been part of the Ganko family for the past 26 years; Ganko Sushi started as a small shop in Osaka way back in 1963.
Fifty-eight years since its first outlet in Osaka and 99 outlets across Japan and one in Hong Kong later, Ganko Sushi is proud to open its doors in Singapore, marking its first footprint in Southeast Asia.
When summer descends on Italy, the outdoors burst with activity and the word on everyone’s lips is “grigliata”.
Grigliata is the outdoor grill cook-out dreamed of in foodie heaven. A larder of the season’s finest produce sizzling on a bed of burning charcoal. The company of family and friends. Luscious wine and overwhelming hospitality.
The Italians have honed this summer ritual to perfection, and adored and honoured it like religion for generations. Now imagine sitting down to this cornucopia of flavour and life ... and you are at Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen.
Griglia is a brand-new contemporary Italian grill restaurant nestled on the ground floor of a conservation shophouse in charming Craig Road. As its name promises, diners at Griglia will be treated to the tastes, sensations and emotions of the grigliata in a casual setting-- and fall in love with the magic of the Common Flame.
Typically, guests bring along their favourite dishes to a grigliata. Multiple courses are enjoyed over a long afternoon, leisurely savouring appetisers and side dishes while sipping tasty wines, before embarking on the main course; meanwhile the charcoal fire perpetually glows in one of the oldest cooking styles known to man.
The grigliata celebrates fresh seasonal produce, cooking it over hot coals and open flame to accentuate the natural inherent flavours. Grigliata dishes are less intense and more Mediterranean in flavour, consisting of meats, seafood, fish and seasonal vegetables and fruits seasoned with herbs, salt and pepper, lavished with olive oil marinades and judicious squeezes of lemon.
Griglia prepares these same recipes using traditional as well as modern methods, making them even lighter and more refreshing. The menu conceptualised by Andrea De Paola, Chef Partner of Griglia & Group Executive Chef of Food Concepts Group, is based on classic grigliata dishes from different regions of Italy with additional recipes from his family and friends. By offering a wide selection of food, and serving it smaller sharing portions, diners are encouraged to order and taste many dishes in the style of the ‘bring-your-own’ grigliata.
At Griglia almost all the ingredients, and not just meat, fish and seafood, are cooked with the cast iron charcoal grill. This stunning equipment, made-to- measure for the open kitchen, brings out the intrinsic flavours of the fresh seasonal produce. Meanwhile the warm and cosy restaurant is constructed and clad in the raw materials of the grigliata – wood, bricks and metal.
Food and aesthetics work together to honour the element at the crux of the grigliata and the restaurant -- the Common Flame that draws people together in the embrace of Italian hospitality; fostering human bonds over food and fire, and creating moments that beget enduring memories.
The menu is conceptualised by Chef Andrea De Paola, and executed by Head Chef Federico Schiraldi. To showcase the culinary essence of the grigliata, the dishes are based on its classic recipes, with flavours made lighter and more refreshing and presented in a refined contemporary style using handcrafted Mediterranean-style tableware.
Griglia serves antipasti, artisanal salumi, main courses, sides, cheeses and desserts, and carries an extensive range of more than 100 wines from different regions, with up to 85% from Italy. Cocktails focus on different flavours of Negroni, Spritz and Gin & Tonic. Traditional Italian digestives, such as limoncello, amaro and grappa are also served.
Classic Cha Chaan Teng by day and modern Chinese bar by night, the space and extensive menu at Pi Food transports one to the bustling streets of Hong Kong with cafes by day and vibrant night markets as the sun sets right here in Singapore. The new Hong Kong-style eatery is located at UBS Business Hub (formerly Park Mall).
During the day, diners can savour an array of classic Hong Kong-style noodles, rice, congee, sandwiches and roast meats, along with Canto-Western dishes. As night settles in, diners can also unwind witha wide range of small plates that are full of wok hei (breath of the wok) paired with a selection of alcohol.
The restaurant takes its name from the mathematical symbol π, which represents infinite extensibility, or loosely translated as the ability for the continuous and ongoing innovation at Pi Food even while staying true to its heritage. Helmed by Hong Kong Head Chef Tsang Tak Ching, who wasa Sous Chef at Lei Garden (Hong Kong) for seven years before heading to Singapore, diners can expect the most authentic Hong Kong flavours and tastes. Only the finest ingredients and seasonings akin to those used in Hong Kong cha chaan tengs are showcased, together with Traditional Chinese cooking methods and techniques that keep the original flavours and textures of the dishes intact.
Tuck into a hearty range of classic noodle and rice dishes such as HK Fresh Shrimp Wanton Noodles (4 pcs), a simple, yet immensely comforting noodle soup dish that stars plump dumplings stuffed with shrimps and minced pork;Stir Fried Beef Noodles, another classic Cantonese delicacy to sink your chopsticks into, showcasing soft and chewy rice noodles and succulent beef slices tossed in a large wok over high heat for that characteristic smoky char; and HK Style Baked Rice with Pork Chop, Tomato Sauce and Cheese ($16.80),a beloved fusion of fragrant egg fried rice, golden seared, juicy pork chop and a rich tomato sauce under a bed of bubbling cheese.
Haw Par Villa has recently reopened its doors following extensive upgrading works.
Haw Par Villa - formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden – is an 8.5-hectare Asian cultural park, the last of its kind in the world. Built in 1937, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening, at the same time. Since 2015, it is managed by Journeys Pte Ltd, an award-winning heritage specialist passionate in preserving and bringing the heritage gem to greater heights.
Check out the fresh look of the park, with restored sculptures such as the Main Arch and the fully air-conditioned Ten Courts of Hell. Technology is also used to create an immersive experience for visitors. Be greeted by projection mapping at the main entrance and enhanced lighting when you visit the park at night. What's more, you can look forward to more offerings, including a new restaurant and the world's first Hell's Museum, that will be added to the park in October.
Launching its first standalone store in Singapore and Asia this July at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is Florentine luxury brand Pineider.
Founded in 1774 and since then synonymous with exclusivity and craftsmanship in fine paper, leather goods and writing instruments, the historic brand will bring an exceptional experience to visitors, whether it is through witnessing the artistry of paper and leather engraving in-store, trying their hand at calligraphy, or creating their own bespoke products using the finest materials made in Italy.
To celebrate the launch of the boutique, Pineider will carry a limited edition of fine paper designed exclusively for Marina Bay Sands, featuring some of Singapore’s most distinctive landmarks.
Popular western food eatery Botak Jones is back! The casual eatery is making a comeback this pandemic.
Their current fare is mostly similar to their original and well-loved menu. Enjoy Botak Jones signatures such as Fish & Chips, U-Crazy-What?! burger, Cajun Chicken, Double-Baked Cheese Potato and more.
TWG Tea has unveiled its newly renovated store at ION Orchard! Nestled on the second floor, the grand entrance, strategically located in the heart of the thriving cosmopolitan city the new transcending space boasts a grandeur amidst world-class dining, shopping and business destinations. Head on down and enjoy an unforgettable tea time experience at TWG Tea at ION Orchard!
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has reimagined its East Wing to include a Library Reception and an exciting new food and beverage concept called Republic. Conceived by tonychi studio, the Library Reception, Lounge and Bar are designed to evoke the warmth, intimacy and elegance of a private residence. While each space boasts a distinct interior design and experience, their spatial layouts blends harmoniously, with floor-to-ceiling partitions which may be opened or closed depending on the mood or time of day.
“Having worked on both Colony and Summer Pavilion restaurants in 2015, it is a privilege and honour to return to The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, which is an architectural masterpiece by Kevin Roche. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to define both the expected and the unexpected for this landmark hotel that embodies modern Singapore and today’s global lifestyle”, said Mr. Tony Chi, founder of New York based tonychi studio.
The new Library Reception will redefine the guest arrival and check-in experience. Here, guests will encounter an understated elegance inspired by a grand residential library, characterised by natural oak wood floors and ceilings, and stocked with literature on diverse subjects to encourage guests to enjoy and appreciate the space for as long as they desire. A new Digital Hub will offer a suite of business centre services.
Designed to depart from the usual expectations of a hotel food and beverage outlet, Republic is a multi-dimensional concept which transforms throughout the day, and serves from morning to late in the evening.
Adjacent to the Library Reception is the Lounge, with three grand chandeliers and expansive walls adorned in blue herringbone fabric. Guests are invited to savour their time in this residential parlour, enjoying light bites from the four vitrines throughout the day, à la carte dining options, or an elegantly modern five-tier afternoon tea experience.
After dark, imbibe on liquid history at Republic Bar, which showcases an extensive cocktail menu devoted to a narrative of historical anecdotes originating from Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Italy; and a curated selection of the finest vintage spirits epoch of the 1960s.
While the decade of the 60s was marked by cultural and social revolution, it saw the rise of style icons and the legends of rock music, as well as the international jet set, which led to a sophisticated era for cocktailing.
The Republic Bar concept in collaboration with Proof & Company pays homage to this era where freedom, expression and individuality were celebrated, with a cocktail menu that showcases flavours, ingredients and sensations inspired by the influential hallmarks of the 1960s, and around four cultural epicentres of importance and meaningful change.
“The dawn of Republic creates symmetry and balance between the East and West wings of the hotel, with Colony restaurant alluding to that period in history when Singapore was part of the British Crown Colony, through to its next major milestone with the formation of the Republic of Singapore in 1965, anchoring the hotel experience with a deep sense of place”, explained Mr Peter Mainguy, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
Take a seat at the rich, dark toned, natural wood bar and allow the bartenders to share stories abouta “Mythical Beast” that was once spotted on our tiny island, the British designer behind the “Mini Skirt”, the Space Race that inspired “Stardust” and how Ferruccio Lamborghini went from making tractors to “Miura” - the first super car.
In addition to the main bar, Republic offers six unique Home Bars, exquisitely detailed with handcrafted red Venetian glass, and embodying the opulence and residential style of home parties in the 60s, while their bartender or vintage spirits ambassador plays host to your revelries.
Decorative artwork throughout the bar celebrates the decade of the 60s, while a curated music playlist complements the transition of the East Wing from day to night, and a standalone deejay booth offers the option of live music.
Republic will operate from 12.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. daily. Lunch is available from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.; afternoon tea from 12.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.; and dinner from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
i12 Katong, a retail mall under Keppel Land has announced its updated brand positioning, latest mall features, as well as a curated mix of new and returning retail tenants that will form an all-encompassing exciting lifestyle experience that shoppers can look forward to.
The 210,000-square foot mall in the Eastern region of Singapore closed its doors in early 2020 for major asset enhancement works to transform i12 Katong into a future-ready retail hub that will shape the increasingly “phygital” connected world. The mall is set to reopen in Q4 2021.
Offering more than just retail, the refreshed i12 Katong will provide visitors with a social platform for discovery and connection while they explore the mall’s newly revamped spaces. The mall will have an environment that imbues a sense of familiarity, relaxation and moments of delight across six levels of holistic experiential offerings. Beyond conventional shopping, i12 Katong aims to serve as the hub for the local community – from spending quality time with family over a meal, having valuable ‘me time’ within the holistic wellness spaces, to simply offering rest stops for those exploring the eclectic Katong neighbourhood with friends.
Presently, i12 Katong is approximately 50% pre-leased, attesting to the attractiveness and resilience of the mall’s new brand positioning and features amid market uncertainties. Anchor tenants, such as CS Fresh, Golden Village, United World Preschool and Wine Connection were previously in i12 Katong and will be returning, together with a contemporary mix of new tenants such as Climb Asia, Guzman Y Gomez, Kindermusik With Love Studios, Malaysia Boleh, PS Café, Signature KOI, We are Sultans and Scoop Wholefoods.
The newly-relocated Basque Kitchen by Aitor is a destination dining venue that invites diners on a journey to experience reinvented Basque cuisine elevated by a definitive twist.
Age-old recipes reinterpreted by modern culinary techniques combine with a focus on produce to showcase Chef Aitor’s heritage in every dish.
Born in Madrid, raised in Australia with family ties rooted in Basque Country, Chef Aitor has what most people would call a diverse background. Nevertheless, it is his culinary achievements that catch the eye. After years working in some of the world’s best restaurants, like Mugaritz in Spain, The Fat Duck in London and Iggy’s in Singapore, Chef Aitor comes into his own at Basque Kitchen by Aitor, presenting diners a slice of his heritage with every dish.
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.
The new Tropical Montane Orchidetum at Singapore Botanic Gardens showcases the most diversity of orchids found in tropical montane forests, in a single location in Singapore. It comprises three display houses – The Sembcorp Cool House, Tan Hoon Siang Mist House, Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection, as well as the surrounding outdoor display areas that showcase lowland forest and stream habitats, and a Secret Ravine that emulates habitats that can be found in deep, narrow valleys of tropical mountains. The Sembcorp Cool House in particular, features the largest collection of high elevation montane orchids in Asia.
Designed in a way that allows visitors to see the orchid species and varieties set amid naturalistic landscapes resembling the habitats where they are typically found, the Orchidetum also plays an important role in the ex-situ conservation of these increasingly endangered orchids, as researchers will now be able to study at close range, rare orchids that would otherwise only be found naturally at higher elevations in other countries.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a seamless experience akin to that of one ascending a tropical montane forest as they make their way through the Orchidetum. Each of the display houses within the Orchidetum has been expanded beyond their original size, increasing by almost threefold the combined display area.
Popular Finland based SuperPark, with its purposed built indoor sports-oriented activity center, has selected DreamUs to operate its 40,000 sq ft branded Singapore activity park under a new license agreement.
The DreamUs group, established in Singapore in 2014, currently operates Pororo Park Singapore in Marina Square, Tayo Station in Downtown East and distributes toy merchandise under both popular Korean IP.
The new management team is set to reopen the park on 9 April at the same premise in Suntec City with the newly expanded Kids’ Gym for younger kids, Archery for the young at heart and SuperShop for fans.
Be spoilt for choice with more than 20 sport-centric activities spread out over two massive levels to cater to guests of all ages, fitness, and skill levels! Everyone gets to Move with Joy with their friends and family at SuperPark! Look forward to a new play addition, Archery; various popular ball games like Street Basketball, SuperBall, Street Soccer and BaseBall; interactive games like SuperHoop, SuperPinBall, Valo Jump, Hot Stepper and adrenaline rushed games like Trampoline, Skate & Scoot, Flying Fox, SuperClimb and Tube Slide, amongst others.
Teahouse 1973 began with a simple idea of wanting to create a modern version of traditional home recipes of the unique culinary flavours of Penang, Malaysia.
At Teahouse 1973, food lovers will get to enjoy the best of Malaysian culture and cuisine, whether it is through a plate of Nasi Lemak, their signature Asam Fish, or any one of their handmade pastries on their dessert menu.
Their delicately crafted dishes are cooked according to traditional recipes handed down through the ages, guaranteed to delivery sumptuous bursts of flavour and colour. Check out their menus here.
The Istana has launched a lovely Inclusive Garden within its premise. The Istana Inclusive Garden is home to over 100 plant species and has paved paths to make it both wheelchair and elderly friendly. The Istana is normally not opened to the public unless there is official open house days on certain national holidays.
After 3 years of discussion, what started out as a “what if” conversation has finally become a reality for the people behind new minimalist coffee bar, Degree Celsius.
Degree Celsius strive to create an environment where conversations are made, friendships are cultivated. They are now having their soft launch @ 9 Penang Road (2 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut exit B). If you need a coffee fix, you know where to drop by when you are in the area.
With gourmet hand-made burgers plus a good selection of unique craft beers to offer, the newly-opened Sid Burger & Craft Beer should make it to your list of dining spots to try next.
Their burgers are affordable yet they use the best ingredients available in the market. Everything from the bun to the patties, even the onion rings, are hand-crafted! Bring your friends and family along to share the goodness!
Canberra Plaza is a distinctive landmark that announces the entry into Sembawang Neighbourhood 1 with its undulating bands drawn from the characteristic of the flowing river.
Beyond the landmark, Canberra Plaza is inlaid with pockets of gardens, trails and water play park offering intimate spaces for community interaction and array of exciting activities for all generations. Visit this new generation neighbourhood centre which is in its soft opening phase currently.
Popular urban izakaya Neon Pigeon is back again and has reopened on Carpenter Street!
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a japanese izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
Forget about the outside world for just a while... Step in the new Neon Pigeon, grab your favourite cocktail, take in the vibe.
Singapore Discovery Centre will be re-opening its doors on 31 October with exciting new attractions which includes a thrilling 4D simulator ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Click here to see what's in store!
Step into an immersive journey from past to present. Discover new stories and perspectives about Singapore at the centre's Permanent Exhibits Gallery.
The Black Lake Facility let visitors embark on a multi-sensorial escape room adventure across 13 rooms and 4 story chapters.
Gear up with family and friends for a heart- stopping, adrenaline rush as surprises awaits you in The Black Lake Laser Battlefield laser tag arena!
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel marks another milestone in its decades-long history with rejuvenated interiors, refreshed menus & revitalised dining experience.
Housed in the heritage Goodwood Park Hotel, the esteemed Min Jiang brand has been significant in the grand dame’s illustrious history and reputation of pioneering firsts. In 1982, the Hotel opened Min Jiang Sichuan Restaurant alongside Garden Seafood Restaurant, and in 1989 introduced Chang Jiang Shanghai Restaurant, a novel concept to first serve Chinese food, French-style from a side servery. The merger of all three restaurants took place in 2004, transforming them into today’s flagship restaurant, Min Jiang, lauded for its outstanding food, service and resplendent setting.
Helming the kitchen of Min Jiang for almost 10 years is Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee who honed his skills in Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines, captivating diners with inspired flavour combinations and renditions of classics. Blending time-honoured culinary traditions and an inventive approach with a mindful balance, his dishes please both the palate and the senses.
The menus are curated with new creations, signatures and house specialities. During lunch, Min Jiang carries on the tradition of featuring a dim sum pushcart service – a classic offering seldom found in Chinese restaurants these days. A new range of hand-made dim sum has been introduced such as the Steamed Pumpkin Ball, Deep-fried Homemade Squid Tofu with XO Sauce and Deep-fried Bacon Roll with Enoki Mushrooms and Prawns that will be popular with diners of all ages. The creatively presented Min Jiang Land and Sea Quartet features a rabbit-shaped Steamed Prawn and Carrot Dumpling accompanied by Deep-fried Pork ‘Char Siew’ and Pine Nuts in Glutinous Pastry fashioned like a carrot. Alongside are a Steamed Squid and Sea Cucumber Dumpling and Steamed Prawn and Chinese Stem Lettucewith Tobiko Dumpling formed like a sea cucumber and starfish respectively.
Signatures and house specialities are must-haves with any visit to Min Jiang, especially the barbecued meats starring the Honey-glazed Barbecued Ibérico Pork. Other longstanding dishes include the fortifying Min Jiang Hot and Sour Soup and Spicy Sliced Red Garoupa Soup with Preserved Cabbage; flavoursome Sautéed Prawns with Dried Red Chilli; fragrant Camphor Tea Smoked Duck Fillet; as well as the tantalising Mongolian Chicken with Almond Flakes. Min Jiang also offers a selection of delectable vegetarian options including versions of the restaurant’s popular Peking Duck and Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup with an added variation featuring rice crisps for a textural bite and toasty notes.
Stewing during months of closure due to Singapore’s circuit breaker measures, Barbary Coast has reopened its downstairs venue, Deadfall, with new menus, new vibes and new hours.
Expanding beyond the initial opening menu, Deadfall II offers a comprehensive all-day dining menu with delicious, affordable and approachable dishes. Starting with snacks and bar bites under “Today’s Pickings”, highlights include the highly addictiveFive Dolla’ Slider (you guessed it, S$5++) with lamb merguez on a Deadfall bakery bun, dressed with Tzatziki and baby rocket, and the indulgent Spinach & Artichoke Dip (S$14++) with baby spinach, roasted artichoke and Cynar cream cheese. For heartier fare, options include original favourites such as the TTW Sando (S$17++) with a choice of smoked ham or beef pastrami served on a tater tot waffle with salsa roja, Chef’s sauerkraut and smokey cheddar and the House Nachos with a choice of chili con vegetarian “carne” or beef carne (S$12++ for small / S$25++ for family size), toppings and bottomless queso. The food menu also features new additions such as the 200g grass-fed Australian Ribeye (S$28++) served with chimichurri, andPoutine (S$12++), the Canadian dream with golden fries, smoked cheese curds and beef jus. Those in the know may opt to order off the “secret menu” – you’ll have to ask to find out more.
The drinks menu has expanded to offer eight affordable, creative cocktails which stay true to the original colour-inspired concept, alongside a selection of classics from around the world (all cocktails at S$20++). For a more interactive experience, ask for the paper fortune teller menu, aka “The Click Clack”, which offers a fun way to choose your colourful cocktail based on your mood and desires. Cocktails are accompanied by the “Beer, Wine and Grog” menu offering a curated selection of wine and prosecco (all glasses S$16++, all bottles $60++), Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne (S$100++ per bottle), ice-cold draft beer (S$6 / S$10 NETT) and canned beer and bottled cider (S$14++).
As the sun sets, the casual, open-air café and pub transforms into a more intimate, hidden away venue with one central entrance to facilitate safe check-in and contract tracing. Guests can enjoy table or bar seating for groups up to five, all with safe distancing measures in place.
Deadfall at Barbary Coast is now open from 3pm Monday through Friday, 4.30pm on Saturdays (still closing at 10:30pm due to government restrictions) with power points and free wi-fi to facilitate remote work during the day. In accordance with Singapore’s phase two reopening requirements, Deadfall will close at 10:30 p.m. nightly. Takeaway is available while kitchen is open, with dinner service from 4.30pm to close (Monday through Saturday), with lunch service from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. (weekdays) and dinner service from 4:30 p.m. to close (Monday through Saturday). Delivery options are only available through Barbary Coast’s website from 3 – 10pm.
Barbary Coast Ballroom, located upstairs at the dual-concept venue, will follow with a reopening slated for August.
Tom's Palette has reopened at a new location. Their traditional homemade ice cream is made from scratch using egg, milk, cream and sugar.
Born in 2005 from their love and passion for ice cream, Tom’s Palette is best known for colouring outside the culinary lines.
They're constantly challenging the perception of what makes gelato great, their growing library of 180 flavours feature both classics and unorthodox creations, including Salted Egg Yolk, Nasi Lemak and Mango Sticky Rice.
Their philosophy revolves around fresh and raw ingredients, and every tub, pint or cup is always handmade without the addition of stabilisers, premixes, or artificial flavouring.
Leckerbaer from Copenhagen is the re-invention of Danish butter cookies by two pastry chefs who have extensive experience in the Scandinavian Michelin-Star scene. They make everything from scratch and strive for the highest quality and honesty in the baking process.
Experience Leckerbaer at Isetan Scotts from 23 July onwards.
Jekyll & Hyde has partnered with cafe Cheeky and reopened recently on Neil Road.
Established in August 2013, Jekyll & Hyde is a whimsical cocktail bar located in the heart of Singapore. Started as a nail parlour by day and speakeasy by night, they've come a long way since, and they are proud to be one of Singapore's pioneer cocktail bars. After 7 years on Tras Street, they've moved a couple streets down to Neil Road.
Graduating from a curation of cocktails inspired by unique Singapore flavours, their next edition focuses on twists of classic cocktails, while incorporating funky food ingredients found in everyday life. Discover flavours like bacon, peanut butter, bananas and exotic spices, as your tastebuds take flight through our collection of signature cocktails.
Enjoy Jekyll & Hyde's Mod-Sin cuisine created by Chef Alvin Tan, formerly head chef at Shanghai Dolly, and at Straits Clan!
Singapore Philatelic Museum will be closed for redevelopment to refresh the museum’ infrastructure, content and offerings to enhance the visitor experience for Singaporeans. This will be a major redevelopment since SPM’s opening in 1995. The museum will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re-open to the public in 2021.
Dedicated to showcasing Singapore’s rich philatelic heritage, SPM uses stamps as windows to introduce Singapore’s heritage and culture, as well as our connections to the world. Located at 23B Coleman Street, the building that houses SPM was formerly part of the Anglo Chinese School, and later the Methodist Book Room. SPM was officially opened on 19 August 1995 as a project of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. Since 2000, the museum has been managed by National Heritage Board.
Redevelopment works at SPM will include essential infrastructural upgrades to the museum building, as well as a revamp of the permanent and changing galleries to improve visitor experience.
During its redevelopment, SPM will continue to engage the young through travelling exhibitions and education programmes at pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. It will also continue to organise signature events such as the annualNational Stamp Collecting Competition and Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition. Families can also visit A Little Magic roving exhibition at public libraries. Look out for updates and activities on the museum website www.spm.org.sg!
Guzman Y Gomez serves traditional Mexican flavors featuring hearty proteins resting on fragrant seasoned rice and zesty salsa. Go and try out their burrito and nachos at their newly-reopened Star Vista branch or their upcoming new outlet at Novena Square!
Using only the freshest ingredients, GYG aims to serve you authentic Mexican fare that’s bursting with flavour. Say Hola to your new favourite lunch spot.
Pamper your palate with GYS’s version of the quintessential quesadilla, which consists of melted Jack cheese, salsa and your choice of filling encased in a grilled soft corn tortilla, perfect for those who want an economical yet substantial meal.
Inspired by the colourful heritage of their neighbourhood, Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is an all-day-dining restaurant which boasts an ambience and decor with a distinct sense of place. Guest can find a tantalising selection of Asian street food while enjoying creative and modern interpretations of local favourites. Be spoilt for choice with the extensive a la carte and buffet offerings, that includes an array of appetizers and sweet treats to complement your meal.
Looking for healthier alternatives? Request for brown rice or a combination of brown and white rice, for any rice-based dish at no additional charge. Their restaurant is also ideal for hosting social or business functions for up to 130 guests.
Come out and play at Bobbi Brown's new flagship store at ION Orchard.
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a global prestige beauty brand that empowers women to embrace and enhance their individual beauty. Founded in 1991 by makeup-artist-turned-entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, the brand offers universally flattering products created with uncompromising quality and an intuitive sense of what every woman wants: to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident.
Beauty begins with you. When the brand was founded, this was their vision—and they champion it today. They make products that enhance, not hide, your true beauty, from undertone-correct foundation shades to a true-beauty-enhancing range of eye, cheek and lip makeup - plus skincare that delivers a natural, fresh complexion.
After two decades of bringing authentic Shanghainese cuisine to Singapore, the refurbished Grand Shanghai makes its highly anticipated return with a fresh look andunique dining concept paying homage to the “Old Shanghai” of the 1930s.
The new restaurant space promises a feast for the senses, inspired by the city’s golden age when Shanghai came to be known as “The Paris of the East". Against a backdrop of Old Shanghai – iconic art- deco motifs and traditional oriental designs – discerning diners can expect to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere of enchanting live entertainment and an extensive menu of decadent delicacies by new Master Chef Jacky Tang that are rooted in Shanghainese cuisine and adapted for the local palate.
“After 20 years of success, we wanted to rebrand Grand Shanghai with a contemporary look and feelwhile maintaining its original Shanghainese authenticity and heritage,” explains Andy Wong, Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Millennium Hotels and Resorts. “The refresh of our menu, interiors and dining experience is a seamless blend of traditional Chinese tastes with modern influences, celebrating a period in history where Shanghai was Asia’s thriving hub of art, design and entertainment.”
Grand Shanghai is helmed by Master Chef Jacky Tang, who brings with him 28 years of experience working in award-winning restaurants and hotels across Singapore and China and is known for his distinct talent of using innovative new techniques to tease out authentic Shanghainese flavours. The restaurant’s new menu is a celebration of the freshest and finest ingredients, incorporating influences from Hong Kong, Beijing, Sichuan and Singapore.
The extensive menu features a tantalising mix of Shanghainese specialities, dim sum staples and a selection of crispy, tender barbecued meats. Each dish is carefully arranged and presented to resemble exquisite works of art, in a celebration of taste and visual flair.
Elaborating on his culinary creations, Master Chef Jacky Tang shares: “The conceptualisation of these dishes was as much about staying true to Shanghainese cuisine as it was about bringing a superior dining experience to the table. By using premium ingredients from around the world and employing contemporary techniques, these traditional recipes have been updated and elevated to reflect the extravagance of Grand Shanghai.”
Adapted to suit local tastes, the new menu features lighter flavours to complement the Singapore weather as well as the addition of more varied spices. Duck also features heavily in this iteration of the menu for its richness of flavour. Start with the Light and Shadow Crispy Duck – a twist on the traditional beef version – paper-thin slices of duck that shatter into delightfully flavourful shards with hints of wasabi, deftly placed on an intricate Osmanthus syrup sculpture that provides a sweet finish to the dish.
The Grand Shanghai Tea-Smoked Duck, at once crispy and juicy, is served with soft, pillowy handmade buns and presented in a chamber of tea and osmanthus smoke for an infusion of earthy and floral notes with maximum visual impact. For a novel combination of the Peking Duck and the popular Shanghainese lamb wraps, try the Spiced Crispy Lamb – well seasoned cubes of charcoal-grilled lamb with a crunchy cumin and paprika crust, served with a lightly warmed pancakes, scallions, cucumber and a garlic soy sauce for the slightest suggestion of heat.
Other standout signatures also include seafood offerings like the refreshing Fresh Sliced Abalone served cold with a tart pomelo vinegar and sake jelly that beautifully enhances the briny abalone; and the Deep-fried Yellow Croaker Fish with Roselle Sauce – slices of lightly deep-fried fish accompanied by a side of homemade pickled onions marinated in roselle jus for a delightful sweet savoury contrast.
A well-stocked bar is located in the main dining area, with an extensive collection of premium wines and a carefully curated selection of rare Chinese spirits and liquors to offer bespoke beverage pairing for every dish, or afternoons of leisure and evenings of indulgence.
Godmama at Funan is a modern Peranakan restaurant for guests who are looking for an uplifting and lively dining experience. Helming the Godmama Kitchen is Peranakan Head Chef Fredric who will be faithfully recreating Godma's traditional family recipes and signature classics.
In the day, their executive set lunches offer the best that Godmama has to offer. Come night fall, their specially curated Peranakan cocktails and innovative tapas is the best way to unwind after a long day at work. And on weekends, their all day brunch menu features an exciting Peranakan spin to the traditional brunch offering paired with a cup of specialty coffee or tea.
Offering a contemporary setting with both indoor and alfresco dining options facing the cityscape, there is something for everyone there at Godmama.
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.
After 2-months of upgrading works, Sephora at Takashimaya S.C. is back again with a brand new look! Head on down to the newly-unveiled store for your beauty fix!
Visit Sephora at Takashimaya S.C. which is the first store in South-east Asia to offer Skincredible, a skincare consultation service that helps you determine your skin needs. Visit today and discover many other new features in-store for an elevated Sephora shopping experience!
The name of the upcoming restaurant in Marina Bay Sands, “Mott 32” pays homage to 32 Mott Street in New York, where the city’s first Chinese convenience store opened in 1851. The store served as the nucleus for what is now a vibrant Chinatown in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Their contemporary Chinese restaurant located in the heart of the city at Asia’s leading integrated resort is a celebration of Hong Kong culture and culinary tradition.
Mott 32 boasts 149 seats and is expected to open in end 2019.
The provenance of their ingredients is of paramount importance to them as they embrace unique flavours discovered globally. They practise ethical sourcing by using organic and sustainable ingredients wherever possible, while also working closely with farms to ensure the uncompromising quality of the food their culinary team presents.
They chefs utilise the latest in modern and innovative cooking techniques from around the world to create their dishes, which are principally Cantonese with some Beijing and Szechuan influences in their signature dishes. Their food aims to bring the best out of time-honoured recipes passed down from generation to generation; it is this particular level of modernity, combined with a respect for tradition, that makes Mott 32 so spectacularly unique.
After a five-month hiatus, Whitegrass has reopened at Chijmes, making a comeback with a new chef and cuisine.
Whitegrass, under the helm of Head Chef Takuya Yamashita, showcases classical French fare with a contemporary Japanese twist.
Abiding by the culinary principle of “La Cuisine Naturelle”, or “cuisine of the natural body”, Chef Takuya celebrates the essence of each ingredient he works with. Omakase menus of seasonal nature inspired creations pay homage not only to the history of the produce but also to its passionate producers. Located in the historical CHIJMES landmark, the 40-seat restaurant boasts stellar service and a carefully curated beverage list that serves to further elevate the experience of dining in this iconic venue.
A five-course dinner menu is available at $168++ per person, while an eight-course dinner menu is priced at $228++ per person. There is also a beverage list of Old and New World wines and sakes from the Nara Prefecture, and wine pairings are available.
Marché Mövenpick is back at VivoCity with a fresh new look. Delight in delicious European cuisines set in a traditional Swiss village with original 500 years’ old Swiss mountain houses and cable car imported from Switzerland.
Enjoy traditional Swiss rösti, Spanish paella, German pork knuckle, French crepes (sweet & savoury), Italian pasta, pizzas, homemade soups, garden fresh salad and made-to-order Caesar salad, quality meat from the apple-wood grill and market-fresh seafood. See, smell and feel the non-stop fresh cooking right in front of you.
Quench your thirst with refreshing homemade lemonade, iced teas, premium hot coffee & specialty teas.
Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced the full opening details of Lornie Highway. The northbound Lornie Highway towards MacRitchie Viaduct, Adam Underpass and the remaining bound of Sime Underpass will open at 3am on 19 April 2019.
The Adam Underpass will allow motorists from PIE (Tuas) heading towards PIE (Changi) to have a seamless connection onto Lornie Highway (northbound) towards MacRitchie Viaduct, while the remaining bound of Sime Underpass will bring traffic from Kheam Hock Road towards Lornie Road (northbound).
This follows the opening of one bound of the Sime Underpass, connecting motorists from Lornie Road (southbound) to Lornie Highway (southbound) and Kheam Hock Road, on 24 March 2019.
Together with the southbound Lornie Highway that was opened in October 2018, the new Lornie Highway and underpasses will improve traffic flow along Lornie Road and the PIE, and cater to expected growth in future traffic demand.
For more information on changes to roads and bus routes, refer to their traffic advisory here.
An artisan pizzeria on Penhas Road, Pizza Cut is very passionate about the quality of their food. They only use the freshest and finest ingredients available to create your pizzas!
Other than the usual classics like a good old Hawaiian, they carry a good selection of delicious meatless pizzas like Truffled Mushroom, The Garden, Spinach Mushroom, Margherita, Pumpkin Mushroom and Garlic Three Cheese.
After almost six months of temporary closure at ION Orchard, The Marmalade Pantry's flagship establishment is back in action again but now on level 4 instead of level 3.
They are ready to serve up your favourites once again, and have some exciting new plates exclusive to the location.
The 20 year old homegrown bistro serves up modern comfort food using the freshest produce and ingredients.
The Marmalade Pantry is best known for serving up luxurious pastas, exquisite cupcakes, weekend brunches and great tea accompaniments. Offering a brief reprieve from the bustle of city life, the brand kick started the concept of all-day dining in 1999.
Here is one for the gin lovers. beGIN at Boat Quay offers a range of over 50 gins from around the globe. They have paired their drinks with a seasonal menu of contemporary British Indian small plates. Head over to discover their bespoke drinks soon!
The Copper Plate is a casual gastro-bar where whisky is served by the carafe rather than bottle. They are a modern approach to the food and whisky experience. Experimental, collaborative and downright different.
Enjoy a vast array of curated fine whiskies at The Copper Plate.
Located at Carpenter Street, Gake is a brand new dining space by award winning chef, Angus Chow. The restaurant serves contemporary japanese which showcases Chef Angus' skills through his aesthetically pleasing and scrumptious tasting delicacies and entrees.
Winner of World Gourmet Summit MKN Chef of the Year 2018, Chef Angus Chow has been hailed as a precise poet who captures imagination and palate.
With over 15 years of culinary experiences, Chef Angus Chow has shared his passions for culinary in fine dining destinations. Pairing western cooking techniques with Asian ingredients, Chef Angus Chow enjoys creating simple tastes out of complex flavours which any diner can appreciate.
Mythz & Myths at South Bridge Road combines a kitchen with a hidden bar, founded by French-trained Joël Robuchon alumnus Chef Martin Wong.
Mythz & Myths' menu will be mainly focused on French cuisine, incorporated with a touch of Asian. Being very particular about his ingredients used in his cooking, Chef Martin will work to refresh his menu once every 3 months, with seasonal produce – locally and non-locally.
Chef Martin aims to bring out a different dining experience to guests. Rather than casual dining, and fine dining, Chef Martin calls it a ‘Dinner Party’. Where there will be much more interactions with guests and for the team to cook right in front of the guests.
“My food will be the culmination of every element in the restaurant, from the carefully selected ingredients to the structure in each dish, the china & the customer experience - all weaved into a definitive culinary finesse bringing forth myriads of tantalizing joys to even the most notorious taste buds” - Martin Wong, Founding Chef of Mythz & Myths
In their bar, you will meet their Head bartender – Darren. Mixing up different kinds of alcohol and flavours has always been Darren’s passion. Be sure to ask for their signature cocktails.
At Facebook, they’re always looking at how they can help businesses across Asia Pacific to reach their full potential. And they’re taking the next step in expanding their support to developers and entrepreneurs through their Startup Station Singapore initiative, a partnership with IMDA.
Singapore is Facebook’s headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region – an area that’s experiencing unprecedented growth. The potential to make an impact is endless as their teams look to connect billions more people. The technologically advanced communities they serve make Facebook Singapore an ideal place for creative marketers to thrive.
This new office space spans a space of approximately 260,000 sq ft and will house Facebook’s Singapore and regional team. It has workspaces for about 3,000 employees.
The new office is also home to Facebook’s first partner centre in Asia. There are currently 7 Facebook partner centres around the world.
Jelutung Harbour Park has officially reopened after a major facelift and it is now a recreational hotspot for the Sembawang GRC residents.
The new water play area and an iconic adventure / interactive playground, along with an inclusive play area for children of all ages, especially for children with physically challenged and special needs are the major highlights of the revamped park.
The new water-feature playground in Jelutung Harbour Park operates from 9.30am - 9.30pm daily and it is something not to be missed!
A new Entrance Plaza with an improved amphitheatre also allow for more group gatherings or community events in the future.
Residents can also enjoy the enhanced basketball court and BBQ pits in the park. All these features make Jelutung Harbour Park a great destination for the whole family!
Just a stone’s throw from the CBD, among the townhouses, is Singapore's latest and the most stunning addition to The Hive's Asian coworking network - The Hive Carpenter. Occupying the whole of the gleaming new Carpenter Haus tower - a six-storey, glass-fronted structure with truly spectacular views of the city.
The Hive is Asia’s widest network of coworking spaces, where a community of entrepreneurs, start-up’s, and creatives businesses strive. Currently, they have locations in Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore and Bangkok.
Their spaces are beautifully designed and they offer range of hot desks and stylish private offices to rent flexibly by the week, month or year. They combine their wonderful interiors, in the heart of this hugely popular district, with a laid-back garden terrace.
By joining The Hive, you become part of a vibrant community of like-minded and inspiring people. The Hive membership will also include access to all of The Hive events across all locations, making it perfect to grow new connections, form collaborations and for the creative community to get together.
9 Penang Road is a new Grade A commercial building which is undertaken through a joint venture with Haiyi Holdings Pte Ltd, Singhaiyi Group Ltd and Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, with an interest of 35.0%, 35.0% and 30.0% respectively.
The new ten-storey building consists of two wings with an approximate net lettable area of 352,000 sq ft of office space across eight floors and 15,000 sq ft of retail space at the first level.
The development is situated at the former Park Mall site which the Manger divested in December 2015 as part of its proactive portfolio management strategy. The premise was taken back in end September 2016 and development works for 9 Penang Road commenced on 1 December 2016 and is currently undergoing construction works.
As at end December 2017, the construction works was approximately 19% completed. The development is estimated to cost approximately S$800 million and the building is scheduled to complete by end 2019.
Relish the goodness of kurozu, masterfully brewed in Kagoshima using techniques since the Edo era. Kakuida’s is the best place to visit if you are looking for Japanese black vinegar in Singapore.
Aside from providing kurozu at its purest form, you can reap the benefits of Kurozu through Kakuida’s signature kurozu-infused desserts such as kurozu doughnuts, kurozu lemon tea and even kurozu soft-serve ice cream.
Kurozu, or "Black vinegar", is a wonder-food that has been perfected with 200 years of traditional brewing since the Edo period. Known for its mellow and earthy taste, it is widely consumed in Japan for health and beauty reasons.
After a 6-month transformation, the revamped eatery presents a revitalized dining experience for diners of all ages – with a bigger dining space inclusive of a water play area and a bolder menu with authentic, hearty Italian fare and creative reinterpretations of classic cocktails.
Long-time fans of Trapizza can also look forward to its signature wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, pastas and desserts.
Liberate your palate and free your soul. The Butcher's Wife is dedicated to the gluten-free lifestyle. Brave, contemporary cooking that makes your heart sing and your stomach smile. Tasty, hearty, totally delicious. 100% gluten free, 100% yum.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
One Michelin-starred restaurant Labyrinth launches its next phase of evolution with a fresh angle to the cuisine, a refocused interior and a stunning new menu.
Labyrinth, located at The Esplanade, explores the finest produce sourced in Singapore through a cuisine of stunningly inventive flavour harmonies. Helmed by celebrated Chef Han Li Guang, the dishes of Labyrinth draw inspiration from childhood memories and an in-depth understanding of local ingredients and traditional kitchen techniques, to bring to the fore the essential character and nuance of each core flavour.
Dining at Labyrinth is thus a sensorial experience in which the palate is seduced, and the curiosity holistically engaged by the stories that come with each ravishing plate of food. View their menu here.
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, has relocated to Claymore Connect.
With the reopening, CPK brings its newly reimagined dining experience – including a modern, California-inspired new look, innovative food and beverage menu. To celebrate its reopening at a new location, CPK Claymore Connect is premiering new menu items, including flavorful, nutrient-rich Power Bowls and high-quality main plates and hand-crafted beverages.
With a passion for combining fresh, seasonal ingredients with flavor inspirations from around the world, CPK adds its imaginative twist to create a memorable casual dining experience.
CPK Claymore’s creative space offers a relaxed environment to dine and unwind. The 2,067 sq ft restaurant seats approximately 95 guests and features an open bar and kitchen centered around the open-hearth pizza oven, where guests can watch their meals prepared fresh from scratch every day.
Montblanc’s longest-standing boutique here reopens with a lavish & updated look in celebration of the German brand’s 25th year in Singapore.
Created by designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the boutique expresses the German company’s values of European craftsmanship, heritage sophistication, and performance and innovation.
The boutique now offers an even more immersive and luxurious shopping experience featuring an instant embossing station for small leather goods, and a wider selection of Montblanc timepieces, writing instruments and refined leather goods.
Fast-fashion retailer giant ZARA, reopens its flagship outlet in VivoCity with double the previous floor space at 2,700 sq m.
The relaunched flagship shop is split into two stores - one for men and one for women, teens & kids. The outlet also features a new window-less facade, which provides a transparent view of the store's architectural features.
Zara’s story begins with the opening of their first store in the Spanish coastal city of A Coruña in 1975, an early milestone in their company’s long history. Over the years, Zara has remained faithful to its core values, expressed simply in the same four key words that define all their stores: beauty, clarity, functionality and sustainability.
The newly-reopened VivocCity flagship outlet consumes 40% less water and 20% less energy than a conventional store.
Experience the Color Factory Service at Etude House's newly-reopened flagship store at Wisma Atria. This special service was previously only available in Korea.
With the Color Factory Service, you can understand your skin tone and color to find out what’s your color! Not forgetting the fun part where you get to customize your own lipstick!
Each consultation is around 50-minute and you will receive 1-to-1 color consultation from their 'Color Artist'. After assessing your skin tone using their special color-finder device and color drapes, the artist will recommend you your very own personal color. A whopping collection of 240 lip colours are available for selection. The Color Factory sessions are strictly by appointment only. Read more about this service here.
Etude House is a Korean cosmetic brand with particular focus on fun makeup products offering creative and unique products characterized by sensational colours and the up-to-date trends. The brand was founded in 1966 and incorporated by Amore Pacific in 1990.
The new flagship store concept is inspired by the motif of a Princess Palace - a grander version compared to other Etude House stores which are based on the concept of Princess House - to accentuate the fairytale elements, reinforcing its sweet princess and feminine positioning. To provide a holistic beauty experience, this Etude House flagship store will be the first outlet to roll out any new launches and house the most extensive and updated collection of products.
Bringing a heavenly Italian dining experience to the new Ann Siang House is the recently reopened restaurant, PerBacco.
Inspired by Bacchus (the Roman God of Wine), PerBacco will offer comforting traditional Italian dishes with a spotlight on wholesome Northern Specialities and the finest imported wines from around the world.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
The new Montblanc boutique concept at its Paragon location communicates a true expression of luxury in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.
Through the eyes of designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the immersive retail environment introduces a pure and unclutterered aesthetic, mixing black, white and wood, revealing the collections in a display that enhances the fine qualities of each piece.
For the past 100 years Montblanc is a synonymous for the very highest writing culture, while the white star emblem symbolizes the snow-covered peak of the Mont Blanc – the highest European mountain, standing for the brand’s commitment to the highest quality and finest craftsmanship.
Now Montblanc’s product range has been expanded to include luxury watches, high-quality leather goods, jewellery, eyewear and fragrances.
Conveniently located right next to Singapore's most prestigious address and famous shopping belt, Orchard Road and adjacent to Somerset MRT station, the newly-renovated Winsland Serviced Suites by Lanson Place brings you residential comfort and hotel-style service within the heart of Singapore.
The newly-renovated Serviced Suites now offers 109 units of Studio Suites to 2-bedroom Suites, with sizes ranging from 19 sqm to 128 sqm, bringing guests residential comfort and hotel-style service within the heart of Singapore. Each serviced apartment is designed with a thoughtful and comforting touch of home. All of the beautiful furnished suites are decorated in the calm, inviting blues of a tranquil waterscape, the refreshing hues of green of the botanicals, or the beautiful rosy pink of a Singapore dawn. Each suite features spacious areas for relaxing, dining and sleeping, and a full array of amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPTV.
The property now equips with renovated and newly-added facilities including a stunning rooftop swimming pool with Jacuzzi and BBQ pit, a fully-equipped communal kitchen Cookhouse@9, a 24-hour gym, common laundrette and a serene courtyard for guests to relax and unwind.
Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen is an international manufacturer of handcrafted fine jewellery with their workshop located in Denmark. The company was established in 1963 by goldsmith Ole Lynggaard and has been kept as a family business ever since. Visit their flagship store in Singapore, now open at Ngee Ann City.
The family-run jewellery house has a solid and well-established reputation as a luxury brand throughout Scandinavia, Western Europe and Australia.
Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen was appointed "Purveyor to the Royal Danish Court" in 2008.
Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen's fine jewellery was launched in the Australian market in 2009 with exceptional success among consumers and retailers. The brand’s unique collections have been well-received for their versatility and luxurious and fashion forward designs.
The Singapore headquarters will house the senior regional leadership teams of the Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare businesses and will work alongside the US hub to support its Global Headquarters in the UK to manage commercial activities around the world.
Located at One-North in the Rochester Park area of Singapore, it will enable GSK to better anticipate and respond to diverse healthcare needs across different markets, placing GSK in a leading position to support patients and consumers.
Maru is a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant located in Singapore’s Central Business District of Tanjong Pagar. Integrating the cultures of Vietnam, Japan and America; Maru is set to become a major new addition to Icon Village, located at the corner of Tras and Gopeng Streets.
Enjoy Maru’s one of a kind fusion dining experience while being charmed by their uniquely designed interior integrated from different culture.
Thier goal at Maru is to transport your mind to the bustling but relaxed street scenes of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Steel telegraph poles with the iconic Hanoi loudspeakers are set against rustic distressed concrete and brick.
An extensive selection of Sake will be on offer, which is displayed on a 7 meter tall wall, backed with hand-made glazed circular Vietnamese vent tiles. Lighting will change from vibrant in the day, becoming a soft glow in the evenings for a more relaxed and cosy atmosphere.
WINE RVLT has evolved a lot from before.. now just called RVLT serving up tasty, wholesome and real food by chef Manel Valero.
WINE RVLT was Singapore’s first wine bar to have a clear focus on uncompromising natural wines.
RVLT started as WINE RVLT in September 2016 to be a constant evolution of the REVOLUTION to breakthrough from the mould, bringing a whole new experience to Singaporeans. Something different - never the same and always exciting, when it comes to your next bottle of wine. And in this spirit, they bring you the next evolution.
Version 2.0 will just be RVLT. Because life is simple, why complicate things right?
Head down to Swee Lee Drum Shop for some of the biggest names in drums and percussion, like Tama Drums, Pearl Drums, Ludwig Drums, Gretsch Drums, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, SABIAN and Latin Percussion.
Swee Lee Drum Shop is Swee Lee Music Company's 1st specialist music store.
An established music company in the region, Swee Lee Music was founded in 1946 after World War II, as a music company supplying brass and woodwind instruments to the British military band.
Today, Swee Lee has grown from a local retailer to become a regional distributor of musical instruments, professional light, sound and specialized concert equipment, with also a reputation as a leading professional audio and video systems provider.
While the “heartware” remains distinctively Shangri-La, the interiors have experienced a significant rejuvenation to reveal a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three novel restaurant concepts, and a revitalised club lounge. In doing so, it dons the cloak of being an urban resort, steeped in luxury and the finest quality.
Sweep up the grand driveway, step into the lobby and marvel at the breath-taking ceiling art installation by renowned Japanese designer Hirotoshi Sawada, made of thousands of cascading stylised leaves, reminiscent of a Tree Canopy amidst a vibrant tropical oasis.
The iconic Tower Wing’s 503 guestrooms and suites are completely refurbished with a luxurious new look. Choose to stay in any of the 360 Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms, 79 Horizon Club Deluxe Rooms, soon to open family-themed rooms and suites, as well as five One-Bedroom Suites and the newly added 250 square metre Grand Suite.
WTF Coffee House and Bar is where a mouth-watering array of great food and drinks awaits you as well as the broadcast of LIVE English Premier League games.
Their popular signature dish is the Barachirashi Don served in an wooden bowl. Others on the menu includes Curry Chicken Baked Rice, Smoked Duck Hoisin Sauce Tortilla Pizza, Pork Trotter’s Braised Vermicelli and more.
Find WTF at the ground floor of Innotel Hotel, which is conveniently located in the Orchard Road area (right in between Singapore Shopping Centre & the ex-Park Mall).
Hotel G, Singapore’s new lifestyle hotel is scheduled for soft-opening on 17th November 2016.
Hotel G will feature 308 stylish rooms complete with cutting-edge facilities, including two distinct restaurant concepts, trendy communal spaces and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar is located on the Ground floor and will open soon. With a culinary team led by their highly acclaimed Executive Chef, the restaurant offers imported cold cuts and cheese, premium wines and daily specials cooked with quality ingredients. The venue features a cozy communal space, perfect for mingling.
V on Shenton is an upcoming mixed condo development project, located close to the Shenton way, in the core area of Singapore. The condo sits right next to the central business district of city and close to the UIC building.
The V on Shenton comprises of 3 bedrooms units to penthouses and studio units. The penthouse unit has a size range from 441 sqft. to 7255 sqft. There are also some other developments close to the V on Shenton including the Marine One Residence, Marian Bay residence, The clift, Icon One Shenton, 76 Shenton, Lumiere and Clermont etc.
Live in V on Shenton if you want to get a living space where you can get an easy access to various amenities like dining, entertainment, leisure facilities and shopping options just within a short reach. The 2 level of trade that is present at the pedestal will offer a channel of convenience to its residents, in getting the daily amenities.
After a month long closure, The BetterField at Waterloo Street has re-opened at The Treasury, just a five-minute walk from City Hall MRT station.
The sprawling compound is five times bigger than its previous location, making it the perfect place to accommodate large group gatherings. It's also good for couples looking for an affordable date night over quality eats. The menu has also been updated with new dishes, but rest assured, the old favourites are still around.
iFIT, Asia’s FIRST Integrated Community Fitness Centre that has opened in Singapore, offers integrated and specialised fitness programmes.
iFIT believes in promoting physical fitness by encouraging individuals to get active to build a stronger, healthier body.
iFIT offers a convenient fitness destination equipped with premium gym equipment and a variety of studio programmes. Their fitness centre caters to people from diverse fitness backgrounds, from those who are looking to kick start their fitness journey to those who want to challenge themselves.
Housed within the Hotel Vagabond, Fifth Quarter is the brain child of local entrepreneur Loh Lik Peng in partnership with Executive Chef Andrew Nocente.
It is a modern contemporary grill with a strong focus on meat curing. Nocente, an Australian with an Italian heritage, uses traditional methods of curing meats with the aid of modern instruments to maintain the integrity of flavours. True to its name, Fifth Quarter or quinto quartro in Roman, the menu will feature a selection that is derived from all parts of an animal. From a rum-cured pork belly, a salt & pepper tripe to charcuterie favourites such as salami, salsiccia, lardo and coppa, each dish is carefully handcrafted to allow wholesome meaty flavours to shine through.
Elements of smoking, curing and pickling will also be found throughout the menu in sustainable seafood, game, vegetables and even in desserts. Alongside, premium cuts of meat will be grilled at the Josper using a combination of binchotan and mesquite wood chips to complete the culinary offering.
Come mid-September The National Museum will be refreshed with updated stories and content on Singapore’s post-independence history. The new galleries recapture the nation’s defining moments, challenges and achievements from its earliest beginnings 700 years ago to the independent, modern city-state it is today.
Celebrate the opening with fun-filled activities where you can dress up in vintage costumes and take pictures, listen to mesmerising tales of yesteryear, treat yourself to some nostalgic local eats, and many more!
Tianzi Singapore is the first producer of modern pralines in Asia, based on an open concept workshop where only chocolate made in Singapore is used.
Genuinely elaborated by cocoa and chocolate experts, modern pralines are the next generation of chocolate treats that haven’t evolved for decades. Indeed, the modern praline is a freshly hand-made chocolate bonbon, with a lighter texture combined to daring flavor associations. This is a delicate treat to consume anywhere and for every celebration. It is crafted to match the local population growing demand for quality chocolate products and to delight everyone with a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.
They know their chocolate but they also believe that growing Singaporean creative talents in chocolate will bring a particular dimension to modern pralines, giving a Singapore touch. Therefore this is Cedric Puah, their Singaporean chef that you’ll meet in their open-concept workshop.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Ensconced in warm hues of beige and wooden finishes, the Skyline Room at One Farrer Hotel and Spa, is a breathtaking repose high above the bustle of urban life with stunning vistas of Singapore city skyline. Enjoy a host of privileges, including private access to your own dining, fitness and spa facilities.
Wake up to captivating views of the Lion City in the Skyline Studio's spacious haven. Sit back on the plush sofa in the extensive living area and take in the panoramas from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Immerse yourself in a sumptuous bubble bath in the luxurious marble-walled bathroom, designed to soothe your mind and body, in your very own spa-styled haven inspired by the calming influences of nature.
Exquisitely appointed with modern European-style furnishings, the Skyline Suite, impresses with its beautiful interiors framed by sweeping metropolitan vistas of Singapore. The expansive suite features a separate living and work space, leading into a tranquil bedroom where you can recharge your energies in an oasis of comfort and elegance.
Los Primos has re-opened with an open kitchen & bar and updated menu.
Inspired by the tradition of Spanish taverns, Los Primos (Spanish term for "the cousins") is a casual space to get-to-together and enjoy authentic Spanish food over a glass of beer, wine or Sangria. Choose from our wide selection of classic dishes, including over 30 types of tapas and variety of mains.
The owners’ who have worked and managed operations in Spain, together with the Spainish chefs, truly deliver a traditional Spanish dining experience. Situated in the heart of bustling Club Street, Los Primos with its open kitchen concept, hosts a long tapas and cocktail bar, embedded with original ceramic tiles and lit by wrought-iron chandeliers and torches from Valencia.
The Centrepoint will undertake a $50 million asset enhancement, scheduled to commence in May.
The 16 month renovation programme will see major renovation works to the ground and basement levels and an integration of floor plates between the main building and basement annex.
The Orchard Road entrance will see a major revamp with a wider street frontage and greater shop visibility. Passers-by on the walkways facing Orchard Road will be able to directly access basement floors from the entrance at street level, allowing seamless entry. By way of a sunken plaza, the mall's first storey frontage will stream natural light into the mall and provide for cool ventilation.
On completion, the mall will sport a more open-concept layout, dynamic passage ways, a new tenant mix and reconfiguration of new thematic zones focused on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, dining and the home.
Situated in the vibrant and eclectic enclave of Tiong Bahru, the modern and historic juxtaposition of the restaurant atop an art-deco straits settlement boutique hotel fits perfectly with the surroundings.
Born in the year of the rabbit (which explains his choice of restaurant name), Chef Matthew has always been fascinated with cooking since young. Unlike most award-winning chefs, Chef Matthew kept his training local within At-Sunrise Global Chef Academy without any overseas apprenticeship. Similar to Heston Blumenthal, he picks up ideas from his travel experiences and interaction with people.
A combination of classic French techniques along with a touch of Asian and Singaporean flavours, Chef Matthew creates seasonal menus inspired by the 7 characteristics of ‘ENSOPHI’: Exotic, Nostalgia, Soil, Ocean, Pristine, Heritage, Impression. Each element represents a poetic and artistic expression of his dish.
Sourced from little-known boutique vineyards from all over the world, wine labels to pair with each course range from familiar regions like Barossa Valley, Australia and Bordeaux, France to newer regions like Nahe, Germany and Colchagua Valley, Chile. Watch as resident mixologist Aidil shakes up house crafted cocktails and international favourites to kick-start your meal. Enjoy Happy Hour specials and live music from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
With Chef Matthew’s forte in creating and designing, he made a full renovation to the space. The intimate 30-seater indoor dining room is formed around a semi-circle with floor to ceiling glass windows for a 180° view of the city. Complete with an open kitchen concept, diode branches of stars imprinted in the ceiling, and Chef Matthew’s sketches and art sculptures collected from his travels, the stage is set for a gastronomical and artistic experience. The outdoor rooftop terrace seats 26 but offers ample standing space for large-scale events in a lush alfresco garden setting. Chef Matthew has plans to set up a vertical garden around the steel façade. Sip some wine, savour the food and soak in the ambience. The Rabbit Stash offers a multi-sensory dining adventure with a feast for all senses.
The Projector is a new independent cinema offering a good selection of curated films.
They have got 2 cinema screens; the first one being more formal, the second one introduces a whole new experience through design.
A dynamic alternative to the common cineplex, The Projector revives a historic movie theatre as an independent creative platform that brings together the best of films, one-of-a-kind events, versatile spaces and delectable fare. Brought to life by a collaborative partnership between Pocket Projects, FARM, and Group Therapy, The Projector is not your average cinema.