Nothing can compare to the gift of life. Nothing should compare to how we receive it. Described as Singapore’s first pre- and postpartum care retreat, Kai Suites on Dunearn Road is like a five-star hotel that offer amenities and services which will pamper new moms.
A stay at this luxury confinement centre doesn't come cheap. A standard package will set you back around S$12,000.
With only 18 suites and 80 staff on the premises, every enrolled mum and baby at Kai Suites is assured of the professional care needed during their stay. Visit their official website here to register your interest.
Get ready for the Chinese zodiac year of the rat. Bring the celebratory 999 Pure Gold Mouse Charms from Chow Tai Fook back home.
Step right in to the newly opened Chow Tai Fook store located at Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport. Chow Tai Fook at Changi T1 stocks a wide range of products ranging from their 999.9 Pure Gold products, Disney Collection pieces and more.
What’s more, you’ll get to try some of their pretty rings in their Dynamic Zone. If you’re getting a gift, you can also personalize and pen your greetings in their gift-area.
When you’re around in the airport, do drop by and shop with them before you fly ! You can enjoy shopping with them at duty free prices. Chow Tai Fook is also available at Jewel Changi Airport and ION Orchard.
The Tropic of Cancer passes through the heart of Taiwan, whose year-round sunshine and pure highlands water give life to verdant ranges, imparting to local pineapples a robust flavour unique to the region. These pineapples are used in SunnyHills' popular pineapple cakes. Visit SunnyHills' new flagship store on Seah Street to indulge a box. Also be sure to find out more about their new brand, Forbidden, which is all about irresistible durian pleasures which you can share with anyone and anywhere.
SunnyHills farmers follow the time-honoured tradition of farming naturally, cultivating without pesticides or genetic modification pineapples that are small in size but rich and intense in flavour. Twice a year, their earth pineapple crop ripens with the seasons; in spring the harvest is mellow and sweet, and by the turn of fall, the cool breeze infuses a piquancy to the yield. The full flavours of the seasons can be experienced as no additives are used, just the sensibilities of a baker refined in the gastronomy of natural ingredients.
You can also purchase SunnyHills' delicious treats online here or visit their other retail branch located at Basement 2 of Ngee Ann City.
Sushi Plus at Bugis Junction is a new contemporary sushi dining concept by Sushi Express that redefines the conventional conveyor belt sushi with state-of-art technology integration. By delicately balancing quality with affordability, Sushi Plus aims to be the pinnacle of casual dining for Japanese cuisine.
Singapore’s pre-schoolers will soon be able to benefit from the latest breakthrough in MindChamps’ revolutionary global model of education.
MindChamps has collaborated with one of Australia’s top theatre schools, Actors Centre Australia (ACA), which is the alma mater of Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, in a world-first initiative to boost the advantages of its 3-Mind education model by adding to the curriculum the extra elements of acting, singing and dance.
The first MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool in Orchard Road was announced in Singapore by MindChamps’ Founder CEO and Executive Chairman, David Chiem, and ACA’s Founding CEO, Dean Carey.
The MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool will open in the new school year.
Following its successful Asian debut in Hong Kong in 2017, WatchBox, the leading global platform for pre-owned luxury timepieces, officially launched in Singapore with the opening of a WatchBox Lounge at The Great Room, Ngee Ann City. Striking a balance between technology and white-glove service, the Singapore office seeks to offer a personalised approach for watch buying, selling, and trading according to customer needs.
WatchBox has experienced tremendous growth across major global markets with its expansion strategy built upon developing a truly connected global marketplace and targeting geographic regions with a strong growth forecast for the luxury watch segment. With significant global presence in the United States, Hong Kong, Switzerland, South Africa, a recently announced presence in the Middle East, and plans to expand beyond, WatchBox is the trusted online destination for watch enthusiasts worldwide.
“WatchBox’s entrance into Singapore helps to fulfill our vision of a truly connected marketplace, bringingadvice, expert counsel and liquidity in the secondary market to one of the most established and sophisticated centers for the luxury watch industry,” shared Justin Reis, Co-Founder and Global CEO. “Twoof WatchBox’s founders – myself included – have strong ties to Singapore, and our global team of client advisors has supported customers in the region from overseas since our founding. We are now on the ground and on-hand as a responsive partner for local watch enthusiasts.”
Central to its growth strategy, and one of the greatest differentiators that sets this digital luxury watch platform apart, WatchBox owns every single timepiece in its inventory and backs all watches with a 2-year global warranty. The watches are evaluated, authenticated, and brought as close to mint condition as possible with uncompromising value, before they are presented for sale, affirming a true WatchBox global quality standard. In total, WatchBox maintains the largest owned inventory of pre-owned luxury watchesworldwide, including some of the industry’s most sought-after, discontinued, and otherwise desirable watches.
Fueled by technology, innovation, and an unmatched experience in the high-end watch market, WatchBox brings expertise in the secondary watch market through its signature ‘electronic trading’ platform.WatchBox uses innovative technology, sophisticated data systems, a cutting-edge mobile app, and pricing transparency to build trust and credibility across an international following. Embracing advanced technology as its ethos, WatchBox recently introduced a key Augmented Reality feature in its mobile app that enables consumers to virtually try on select watches from the WatchBox inventory as well as an innovative in-store shopping experience to allow customers that visit the Lounge to shop the entire global inventory. WatchBox is also known for providing luxury watch education and entertainment through its WatchBox Studios division, which reaches over a half-million subscribers and 5 million monthly views on YouTube.
Co-Founders Danny Govberg of Govberg Jewelers and Tay Liam Wee – former owner of Sincere Watch – are contemporaries in the watch industry who share track records of having successfully steered multi-generation family businesses into the future. Danny’s vision and passion for both watches and technology enabled the evolution of Govberg Jewelers from a Philadelphia-based family business to one of theworld’s premier authorised dealers of both new and pre-owned timepieces. Liam Wee experienced great success in the primary business, taking Sincere Watch public in both Singapore and Hong Kong. He recognised that pre-owned luxury timepieces were going to lead the next revolution in the watch industry, and joined Danny and Justin in conceptualising and launching WatchBox as the global solution to the pre- owned category.
Driven by industry veterans and technopreneurs who have come together to capture the opportunity in the pre-owned luxury market, WatchBox seeks to pioneer change in the luxury watch industry. Through the power of interactive technology, WatchBox is changing perceptions of owning and trading pre-owned luxury watches, and in the process introducing a new experience in horological discovery to engage and connect with a global network of watch consumers.
Francais, founded in 1957 in Shibuya, Japan, heralds from a family of Japanese confectionery superstars with sister brands such as Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory and LeTAO. There are 44 outlets in Japan, including their newest flagship store in Omotesando, which opened in 2018. The first ever overseas location for Francais has opened at Paragon.
At Francais, they pay homage to the origin of Mille-Feuilles with the use of timeless pastry staple blends of premium fruits, berries, nuts and custard cream sold in sleek and whimsically artsy packaging. It is a perfect representation of heritage Western confectioneries blended with Japanese flair and finesse.
Apart from their popular Mille-Feuilles, their other star product of great renown is The Original and handmade Nama Cheese Lemon Cake made with famed Japanese Setouchi lemons, fluffy mascarpone cheesy and delectably delicious Arla Buko cream cheese from Denmark.
Over the course of a consecutive 31 years, Francais has won numerous awards from Belgium’s acclaimed “Monde Selection” contest, such as firmly placing Francais in the pantheon of master pastry makers in the world.
Simple joy and a great sense of achievement. These are just some of the many wonderful things that Perfect Fit aims to bring to everyone, with an all-time favourite pastime, jigsaw puzzles. Their puzzles have been carefully selected for their uniqueness and originality. They come in both classic cardboard artwork and revolutionary plastic designs, which promise endless possibilities for creativity and imagination. Perfect Fit is now open at VivoCity. It is a must-visit store if you are going to hunt for unique gifts this festive season!
Green up your living or working space with a low-maintenance terrarium that you can easily put together at The Green Capsule.
Located at Funan, The Green Capsule is founded in 2014 by two green enthusiasts. Together, they want to bring their love for greening to new heights. They aim to be one of the first garden shops to provide customizable and sustainable gifts.
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
Pet Foodies is an online marketplace for your pet's needs, including a selection of pet foods and accessories, grooming services and pet hotels. And now, they've even started a Pet Foodies Express, which is a 24/7 shop unit with vending machines stocked up with various pet food, treats and merchandise.
Burger+ at Wisma Atria was started by a pair of burger aficionados with a fervent passion to bring the best of authentic Korean-style burgers to Singapore. The Burger+ team is led by Founder Daniel Koh and Co-founder Ms Lee Mihyun, a burger enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in international and Korean fast casual chains.
After years of intensive R&D, Burger+ presents an authentic Korean gourmet burger experience showcasing the authentic Korean taste and dining culture that co-founder Lee grew up with. The R&D team is led by co-founder Lee Mihyun and Head Chef Nick Lee, who has over 40 years of culinary experience in top restaurants and an expertise in beef.
Burger+’s irresistible burgers are made of top-quality ingredients, such as: premium US-imported beef, premium meat cuts, real shaved truffle, Singapore-exclusive USA cheese and more. All these are served atop hot, fluffy burger buns made in-house using potato flour daily. A special formulated B+ sauce brings all the ingredients together for the ultimate gourmet burger.
There’s something for everyone at Burger+. Find out more about Burger+ here.
My Learning Haven at Suntec City is a preschool with playgroup, nursery and kindergarten services for children aged 18 months to 6 years old. It is also where children from different backgrounds go to learn & interact with the feeling of being safe and secure. Their aim is to take learning back to the days where children were allowed to express themselves freely and learn as they played and interacted with one another.
My Learning Haven is a sister school of Josiah Montessori. It was started by their founders, Lena Lim and Wendy Tan who are pioneers in the early childhood industry with a combined experience of over 45 years in this industry.
Drop by for a meet & greet with My Learning Haven's staff members and know more about their unique integrated thematic-based curriculum that enriches your child with skills and fosters your child’s creativity and imagination.
A modern, educational marvel in the making, the newly-built campus is Singapore's first preschool with tailored learning, fitness and nutrition programme. From a bespoke food menu serving up delicious fare to suit every diet (even includes a gluten-free option), to a thoughtfully designed driveway for parents to drop their children off nearer to their classroom, an experience like no other awaits at 50A Lloyd Road!
Housed in a modern industrial building, this is Odyssey’s very first bespoke campus and it spans 13,000 sq ft. This new campus features an added team of specialists who will tailor dedicated learning plans and fitness regimes for each child and an in-house registered nurse who will take care of their children’s wellness. Children with dietary requirements will also benefit from their bespoke menu selection. Read more about Odyssey's programme here.
FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, will be opening a new loss prevention training and operations center in early 2019, located in Singapore Science Park.
The six-story, 125,000 sq ft (11,610 sqm) facility will house the FM Global Asia SimZone, the company’s first hands-on training facility in Asia and the first of its kind on the continent. The S$80-million building will be constructed by Ascendas-Singbridge, Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions. Read more about the new FM Global centre here.
There is a saying that putting on a new pair of glasses or sunglasses is a simple way to completely transform one's look - just like a new hairstyle. Get your trendy fashion forward prescription eyewear from the hip Oblique Eyewear, located in The Cathay.
It is not uncommon for one to only own a singular pair of prescription frame for at least a year before changing into a new pair unlike shirts, jeans and other accessories.
Due to the high-cost of prescriptive eyewear, people tend to be more conservative in frame selections. They will wear the same bland pair of frame for formal business meetings, out on a date and even to the beach.
In Oblique, they want to abolish this tradition and you can rest assure to find low-cost prescriptive eyewear to suit your different needs. There is no need to compromise on your style because of prices.
Nestled in the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Sinfonia Ristorante strives to deliver a fine dining experience that is accessible for all gourmands. Sinfonia Ristorante seeks to be the home where eating is always a pleasure, with quality seasonal ingredients as the basis of good cuisine. Indulge in a multi-sensorial dining experience within the majestic space, adorned with elegant decor, impressive high ceilings and Corinthian columns.
With over 18 years of experience under his belt, Chef Simone Depalmas helms the culinary team of Sinfonia Ristorante. He acquired his hard-won culinary expertise while working as an executive chef in renowned hotels and restaurants. Chef Simone is a passionate advocate of using the best quality seasonal ingredients. He believes that simple dishes can be sophisticated and refined, by harnessing the natural flavours with creative culinary techniques and a keen attention to detail. Led by Chef Simone, the restaurant showcases the best ingredients with innovative culinary creations that feature balanced textures and contrasting flavours.
Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory coffee experience at the all-new boutique concept at Nespresso in VivoCity, which allows for deeper learning and coffee exploration. Experience the elements that reflect Nespresso's deep commitment to sustainability and adherence to a circular economy.
At this new concept store, customers can participate in Nespresso's Masterclasses, where you can develop your coffee expertise and knowledge. Registration starts from July onwards.
Nespresso's commitment to sustainability is evident throughout the boutique, where even the panels on the shelves are made from recycled aluminium capsules. Read more about the concept store here.
Core Collective is a collaborative centre for fitness and wellness professionals and enthusiasts, anchored on the philosophy of care.
They cater to busy professionals in downtown Singapore, providing them access to a full range of fitness and wellness programmes to rejuvenate both mind and body.
At Core Collective, they believe in fostering entrepreneurship and facilitating the sharing of knowledge amongst their resident community of fitness and wellness professionals - integrating cross-industry expertise within a curated environment for the benefit of their members.
For some children, learning just needs to be a little different.
At Bright Path Preschool, they believe that every child can and should be successful in their own right. Harnessing over 30 years of global experience in early childhood education, Busy Bees Group has developed a new, high-quality and inclusive preschool and care programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old.
Bright Path pairs Busy Bees' extensive early childhood experience with early intervention techniques.
Their advisory team comprising John Woodward and Margaret Randles (founding members of Busy Bees) and Dr Diana Lea Baranovich (Associate Professor, Department Of Educational Psychology And Counselling, University of Malaya) have decades of experience working with children on their developmental milestones.
Also, leading their team, Centre Director and Psychologist, Angelin Chua, who has more than ten years’ clinical experience in Australasia, is committed to pushing the boundaries of inclusive preschool education through a tailored programme for every child.
Children's Cove Preschool has been providing quality, educational and enriching programmes for the young ones since 2010. Their new campus at Jalan Penjara is now open.
The new campus offers a unique setting, amongst 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and is complete with a massive pond, huge sandpit and forest trail.
For the past 6 years, they are proud to have served many local and expatriate families, sharing their joy and responsibility of nurturing their little ones. Their values and beliefs in early childhood education have attracted many like-minded teachers to join them.
Their team of professional and experienced teachers is committed to fill children with positive affirmation, loving attention and care. Read more about the school's facilities and programmes here.
One World International School (OWIS) Nanyang Campus is scheduled to open in January 2018 for preschool, primary and middle school students through grade 8. Grades 9 through 11 will open in August 2018.
The OWIS Nanyang campus is located along 21 Jurong West Street 81. The property spans 3.2 hectares in an attractive, natural setting that will encourage learning to continue both in and out of the classroom. OWIS is a moderate fee school offering a top-quality educational experience that is designed to prepare students for ambitious adult lives. School fees for kindergarten and primary students will start from S$17,000 per annum and not exceed S$20,000 per annum for higher grades.
At OWIS, they pride ourselves in building an international community where children embrace diversity. To assist with this, they have a 30% cap on any one nationality, so their student body is guaranteed to include students from different backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. The new facility can house up to 1,200 students from pre-school through 12th grade and class size is limited to 24 students per classroom.
Their modern campus offers students & parents everything they expect from a well-rounded education. Their classrooms and teachers embrace the latest technology and the campus will also support outdoor learning opportunities, including a Nature Kindergarten. Their IB and IGCSE curricula encourages a deeper understanding of the world around us through inquiry-based learning, and they utilise technology as a tool to deliver that instruction more effectively.
At OWIS, children follow a world class, concept driven curriculum which not only enhances knowledge but also enables them to make real-life connections with the world around them. This is how OWIS ensures that learning is truly “future proof”. Read more about the school.
Located next to the Singapore Sports Hub, it has easy access for drop off, parking and is located next to Stadium MRT or a 600 metre sheltered walk from Kallang MRT.
Established in 1980, Lorna Whiston has built a reputation over the past 37 years for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with their signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.
Starting preschool is an exciting time to engage, inspire and feed your childs appetite for knowledge. True to this belief, Lorna Whiston Preschools offer a stimulating bilingual learning environment for children 18 months to 6 years old.
Founded 160 years ago, Hédiard has been specializing in the art of surprising all gift recipients since and assisting thoughtful givers. Hédiard invites you to a new gourmet gifts retail experience at “LE KIOSQUE” located at Scotts Square!
Soak up a Parisian ambience while shopping among the tempting merchandise. At LE KIOSQUE, the discerning shopper can make selections in person for all sorts of made-to-order gifts, from the smaller stocking-filler item to an overflowing hamper. Guided by knowledgeable staff, you can shop confidently from tried and trusted Hédiard good items, perhaps daring to branch out into hitherto unknown flavours and products.
The art of presentation is not overlooked:
Hédiard’s signature shades of red and black set off every gift, in the form of immaculately put-together boxes secured with perfectly-tied bows. With convenient daily opening hours of 11.00am to 9.30 pm, LE KIOSQUE is set to be the go-to destination for seasonal and year-round French fare. But whether ordering online or in person at the store, customers benefit from same-day delivery throughout Singapore. The pleasure of the Hédiard experience is not just for Christmas; rather, these sumptuous gourmet delights presented in all their splendour, à-la-Française, create a memorable impression to last the whole year long!
Helmed by Chef Dickson Fung and his team, Se7enth at the new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore offers contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vast presentations of sumptuous breakfast buffet spreads are laid out daily, while modern international cuisine are served for lunch and dinner.
With a seating capacity of up to 74 persons, the space is also available to host large groups for social or business gatherings. Culinary highlights include Australian Grain-Fed Rib-Eye Steak, Oakwood Se7enth Beef Burger, Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Sirloin Beef Hor Fun, Nasi Goreng, Crispy Chicken Drumlets and Chocolate Lava Cake.
Located within Hillion Mall at Petir Road, PCF Sparkletots @ Cashew is PAP Community Foundation's (PCF) first childcare centre in an intergrated development. With a space of of over 2,000 sqm, the centre will provide full day child care and infant care services for over 280 children.
Their educators believe young children have an innate curiosity about their environment and a spontaneous desire to explore, imagine, construct and question. To support and develop this natural desire, their S.T.E.A.M. Approach (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) enables children to explore, experiment and engage all their senses.
The centre's curriculum will follow that of other PCF Sparkletots pre-schools, which is regularly reviewed, and focuses on areas like numeracy, creative expression and motor skills development.
A cup of coffee is much more than a break – it’s a daily ritual. So why not elevate your everyday coffee moments with a touch of extraordinary at Nespresso's refreshed flagship boutique at ION Orchard?
Visit them at unit #01-14A where a gateway to handcrafted café-grade perfection awaits.
Be the first to experience an exclusive pre-launch of the new Creatista machine only available at this new boutique.
The Creatista machine has a fully automatic steam wand which you can now create perfectly textured milk set to your preferred temperature for your coffee at home. To add a barista’s touch to your coffee, you can use Creatista’s frothy milk to create your own latte art.
The Nespresso story began with a simple idea: enable anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee – just like a skilled barista. From its beginning in 1986, Nespresso has redefined and revolutionised the way millions of people enjoy their espresso coffee. It has shaped the global coffee culture.
The unique Nespresso system – the interaction between the original Nespresso capsule and the genuine Nespresso machine – delivers perfect in-cup quality every time.
A personalised coffee experience awaits you at their tasting bar.
Discover their range of 24 Grand Cru coffees to suit every moment.
Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, a member of Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartment solutions, has unveiled Singapore’s first Oakwood Premier property.
Strategically located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Central Business District (CBD), in the highly anticipated new OUE Downtown building, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will mark the second Oakwood property in Singapore, following the March opening of Oakwood Studios on Orchard Road.
Blending urban style with nature-inspired elements, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments are designed to give sophisticated travelers a relaxing home, with all the luxuries of a hotel.
Located above the new retail mall in the OUE Downtown skyscraper, an elegant lobby welcomes guests to an intimate oasis in the CBD; where they can seek respite from their fast-paced
The property offers a range of premium facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, The Fitness Center by Oakwood, contemporary lobby bar, outdoor barbeque, The Oakwood Executive Club and Boardroom, residents’ lounge, Se7enth restaurant, and more, all managed by Oakwood.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore features 268 mid- and high-level residences, comprised of a mix of stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. With a minimum stay of seven nights, all units are furnished with either a kitchenette (Studio) or fully equipped kitchen (one- and two-bedroom apartments), Samsung mobile phone and tablet, washer/dryer (one- and two-bedroom) and complimentary launderette access (studio).
The convenience provided by these amenities is paired with the hospitality, wellness services and personalized concierge services of a five-star hotel. From health and fitness trainers, beauty and grooming experts, spa treatments and prestigious tailors, guests of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will have insider access to some of the city’s best services at OUE Downtown.
Business and leisure travelers who need a discreet and luxurious environment will find Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore an ideal base from which to explore the city or live like a local, benefitting from airport transfers, complimentary daily breakfast and housekeeping, 24-hour customer service and in-room dining.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is set to continue the tradition of superlative service currently offered by existing Oakwood Premier properties in Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Incheon.
Children deserve places of learning and play which invoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, connection and discovery. An educational space alive with the magic of the natural world, a world of sensorial opportunity - A Living World!
Hidden from the bustling city and nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, the 37,500 square feet sanctuary of Little Paddington Preschool & Infant Care opens its doors to all parents and children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Designed by educational specialists, the school’s innovative environment comprises a beautiful blend of extensive outdoor ateliers and purposefully built indoor facilities that engage children in meaningful learning experiences.
There are also 3 specialized ateliers at the campus to make learning fun for the children. The Science Atelier, where your child is taken on a journey of engineering and inventions, investigating the sciences through guided explorations in the settings of children's laboratory. The United Nations Atelier, is with a global exploratory corner where your child engages in project based learning as the school gather arts, crafts, food and educational items of different regions for them to examine. The Arts Atelier, with arts corners that emphasize on the correlation of music, arts and dramatic play to combine deliverables for early learnings.
Beauty Mums & Babies has been the trusted leader in providing one stop wellness services for mothers and babies. Their fourth and latest outlet is now at Suntec City.
Beauty Mums & Babies' mission is to partner with mothers-to-be and new mothers from the time they are pregnant to when their babies are born, and help them to be comfortable and confident during the different stages of motherhood and childhood. Their team of certified professionals provides a comprehensive range of pre-natal/post-natal well-being services like Javanese massage and yoga sessions.
GOURMETbus, a new service that lets you soak in the views of the city while you dine on board, is the brainchild of tour operator Big Bus Singapore City Sightseeing, best known for its amphibious DUCKtours rides here.
A first-of-its-kind dining concept in Asia, the GOURMETbus combines scenic city tours with the enjoyment of a specialty lunch or dinner. All of this on board a luxury coach designed with the aesthetics of a restaurant - sans kitchen - and featuring the very latest technology.
The leader in football merchandise in South East Asia, Weston Corp is the one stop experience for all football fans and players.
The multi-brand soccer store offers an expansive range of jerseys, football fashion apparel, soccer boots and accessories for both adults and kids. With brands such as Adidas, Nike and Puma, this is one store for any type of football lover.
Set up in Singapore in 2004,Beauty Mums & Babies has been the trusted leader in providing one stop wellness services for mothers and babies.
Beauty Mums & Babies’ mission is to partner with mothers-to-be and new mothers from the time they are pregnant to when their babies are born, and help them to be comfortable and confident during the different stages of motherhood and childhood. Their team of certified professionals (specialized in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Javanese methods) provides a comprehensive range from prenatal and postnatal well-being services to prenatal and postnatal yoga.
The third and largest Holiday Inn Express in Singapore, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong will be a perfect choice for guests who want a true ethnic accommodation experience in the heart of Singapore’s rich heritage district.
Located in the Katong area, guests will be ushered into a world of beautiful restaurants, cafes and bars. On top of that, they will be a stone’s throw away from local food gems found in roadside stalls.
170 years ago, the first master watchmakers settled in Glashütte/Saxony. Over the years, respect for tradition, infinite patience and incomparable watchmaking expertise have enabled the town’s noted watchmakers to achieve unparalleled success. There is no better expression of these time-honoured values than the Glashütte Original manufactory.
The term refers to watchmaking firms that design and manufacture their own movements and Glashütte Original’s ability to do so places it squarely among the elite of the world’s mechanical watchmakers.
Running Lab is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. Staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners, they provide assistance to match the right shoe to your foot type and gait, helping to maximise your running performance and reduce risks of injuries. Their facilities include an in-house treadmill for gait analysis, as well as to allow customers to put their shoes to the test before deciding if the pair of shoes they're wearing are truly the right pair for them.
Located along Singapore's premium shopping and entertainment district, it is easily accessible by car and public transport. The first of their MapleBear centres to offer infant care services, our centre is now open for registration for children aged from 2 months (infant care) to 6 years old (K2).
Created by art collectors and brought to life by 200 renowned artists and promising talents from major academies, Lumas is passionate about offering original and inspiring art as affordable editions.
Generous Lumas exhibition spaces present the latest works from the Lumas portfolio worldwide. Lumas Editions Galleries are located among others in Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, and now SIngapore.
At Under Armour, their mission is simple: to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Their team works to build the world’s most innovative performance products.
Everything they make is designed with the athlete in mind to ensure the very best quality and performance. When you put on an Under Armour product, it’s making you better.
Lin <æž—> has opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Located on the rooftop of Link Hotel at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Lin <æž—> overlooks the vibrant coloured shop houses and shows a clear view of the sky. Housed in a 1960s-era building, the legacy of this building lives on and its old building charm preserved.
Lin <æž—>, short for “Shu-Lin”, which means 'forest' in Mandarin, is a contemporary Asian alfresco rooftop bar and specialises in authentic Asian-infused cocktails, premium whiskeys, international shooters and specially selected beers paired alongside with Asian bar snacks. Lin <æž—> prides itself on creating some of the most unique Asian cocktails such as Tom Yum Gong, Dragon's Gate, and 7th Beauty using Asian ingredients such as chili padi, lime infused plums, dragon fruit & chinese dates.
For guests seeking an up-close experience with the bartenders, a special menu is created whereby bartenders prepare special mixology cocktails in front of the guests. For guests who are undecided, they would just need to let the mixology bartenders know what flavours they feel like having or their preferences, and the bartenders would be able to create something customised just for them.
In line with its Asian themed interior, Terracotta Warriors are placed strategically at Lin <æž—>.
Other Asian elements such as Buddha heads and bamboo plants are fitted onto the planter box along both sides of the bar. The bamboo plant has a long history in ancient China, when it was used for almost everything such as bows, arrows and household items. Even the bar table legs are customised to resemble the bamboo silhouette.
However, the main feature of Lin <æž—> is its majestic golden entrance which guests will first take note of when they enter the premises.
At Lin <æž—>, there are covered areas for guests who prefer a slightly more private setting. For people who would like an al-fresco experience, there is an outdoor area that consists of hexagonal bar tables and fairy lights overhead. Alternatively, if some would like to have a chat with the bartenders, bar stools are placed in front of the bar for guests to enjoy a drink while chatting with the friendly bartenders.
For easy listening, Lin <æž—> plays a repertoire of top 40s, R&B, and classic chart hits.
The upscale sister brand of ThaiExpress has undergone a major makeover and is ready to make its grand unveiling in the heart of Orchard Road. Kaffir & Lime offers an exquisite dining experience, using premium and wholesome ingredients, resulting in a new menu of sumptuous Thai cuisine yet set at affordable prices.
The former space has been dismantled, rebuilt and upholstered to provide a warm and inviting ambience. Details like the menu, plates, utensils and uniforms have also undergone a complete change. In addition, the unit is now segmented into two, with one area designed to suit groups of families and friends while another side caters to couples and business meetings. The centerpiece of the store feature 3000 pieces of orange aluminum forming a “wave” hanging from overhead.
One of the highlights in the new menu include the Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Battered Morning Glory. The morning glory, coated with our chef’s special batter of curry powder, tom yum paste and other secret ingredients, before being deep fried to a golden brown, is best savored ever-popular crispy soft shell crab dipped in our homemade Kaffir & Lime sauce.
Another signature dish is our Deep Fried Whole Seabass with Kaffir & Lime Trio Dip. Excite your taste buds with the golden brown “flying fish” dipped in sweet, savory and sour sauces.
The Massaman Curry, awarded the top dish in the world by CNN in 2011, will also be served at Kaffir & Lime with our rendition of the recipe which contains more than 20 ingredients being cooked for many hours to perfection.
They have also brought back the fan favorite Chiang Mai Chicken Wings – deep fried chicken wings sprinkled with crispy basil leaves and fragrant garlic flakes with the new menu. And of course, evergreens including the Phat Thai Seafood, Tom Yum Soup, Thai Mango Salad, Thai Basil Minced Chicken served with Jasmine Rice and many more will be served.
Two new mocktails, the Kaffir Spicy Mango Sparkle and Lime & Blood Orange Cooler, named eponymously after the revamped restaurant, will also be making their exclusive debut.
Focused on freshness and best available produce, MACA underscores the ethos of honest dining in a contemporary setting.
At MACA, modern cuisine is presented alongside an assemblage of fine organic wines, premium sake and signature cocktails put together by the team at Proof & Company. Nestled in the greenery of the old Tanglin Post at the tip of Orchard Road, the destination restaurant-next-door is a hop away from the heart of the city yet cleverly located for an intimate experience. It can host up to 30 guests indoors and another 30 for those who prefer alfresco dining and drinks on the porch.
Set in a raw architectural tone, a pan across the interior captures the unfinished elements of concrete, bricks and marble. A feature wall dressed in graffiti and an origami installation reflects the unexpected flavours on the plates. The open kitchen allows curious patrons to observe the chefs at work. A generous gift to the restaurant from an old friend, a long marble bar marks the importance of the relationships MACA aims to foster around food. Bathed in soft lights, the breezy verdant exterior accented with designer Benta Wiley’s creations also features a communal table for 12. Maître D' Chow oversees the daily operations and ensures that guests are well looked-after.
In favour of communal dining, MACA’s menu offers a humble selection of contemporary entrees and sharing plates. Approaching the protein from different perspectives, Head Chef, Rishi Naleendra carefully grafts the dimensions of flavours to create an equilibrium that convenes between comfort food and experimental cuisine. The seasonal menu this summer includes Chargrilled Baby Octopus with Smoked Miso, Beef Tongue with Zucchini and Soy, Ceviche of Prawns with Black Tomato, Kombu and Buttermilk and Pork with Parsnip, Scallion and Apple Cider. To satiate those with a sweet tooth, desserts include BlackBerry Ice Cream with Coconut Cream and Burnt Pear with Molasses Yogurt.
From USDA and Japanese Matsusaka beef to premium Iberico pork, a selection of premium meats dance across the menu.
MACA’s drinks menu boasts a stable of premium wines from France, Italy, Spain and Australia. Their premium sake offerings would also make any Japanese oyadama very happy. Purists can sample organic wines and award-winning sakes sourced seasonally.
For those seeking the delectable taste of cocktails, a list of classic blends and customised tipple are available. Signature concoctions include the reinterpreted Mexican summer thirst-quencher, Plum Paloma, made of plum bitters and tequila, and the Togarashi Old Fashion, which features a housed-made pepper-infused liqueur incorporated into a traditional Old Fashion.
Premium Japanese malt beer, Suntory, famed for its painfully meticulous transportation and exacting drafting processes, is available in both black and white on tap.
The restaurant is now open for dinner, while lunch service will be available in mid-July 2015.
Max Mara is the epitome of Italian quality and craftsmanship.
Recognised throughout the world as the precursor of modern pret-à-porter fashion, Max Mara is one of the largest international fashion houses. The company was formed (in 1951) with the aim of offering “haute de gamme” feminine clothing, produced according to excellent industrial processes. This is a record that Max Mara has consolidated over time through a meticulous, luxurious style that has always achieved rising success on a world-wide scale.
Mak's Noodle, the traditional Cantonese restaurant in Central, Hong Kong specialising in wonton noodles, will open at the Centrepoint by the end of June.
Dating back to the 1960s, the business is now in the run by Mak Chi-Ming, a third-generation descendant of Mak Woon-Chi who once served the dish to the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-Shek.
It is claimed that the recipe has remained unchanged since Mak's grandfather's time.
Named "Sara Taseer Jewellery Studio", the boutique showcases several new pieces with their bold and colourful signature style. The collection focuses on items that are suitable for every day wear – whether in the office or for a social occasion. The store is designed in a modern hip style with Asian accents and pops of Peranakan colours. Sara remains true to her style of contemporary jewellery with Asian accents and the store is designed to reflect the mood of the jewellery. The space is designed in a modern ultra chic modern loft style spirit to mirror the more casual wear pieces that are sold at this new, second location of the brand.
The various collections celebrate the beauty, style and sensuality of the modern woman. Snakes, Pandas, Frogs and Parrots are just some of their jewel encrusted animals with attitude, in their Animal Garden Collection. The Solid Gold Collection plays with bold motif and strong form in different hues of gold. They have created edgy pieces that become conversation starters and have an all new line of the most contemporary two and three finger rings, knuckle dusters and moveable bangles.
They are also celebrating the beauty and purity of pearls through their Fruits De Mer line, and have added coloured gem stones with diamonds to pearls, to enhance their natural beauty and add to their glow. The classic Gem Dot Collection, uses lazer cut semi-precious gemstones in playful natural colors which are enhanced with gold and diamonds to create perfect accessories for day to evening wear. The store also has cufflinks for the working men from the business district in the vicinity.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
For those looking for a pint before their flight, they can now chill out at the new Carlsberg Sports Bar.
Carlsberg, the Official Beer of the Barclays Premier League, has opened its first full-fledged sports-themed bar in Changi Airport to bring travellers and those in transit an immersive environment to experience Premier League football at its best.
Together with food and beverage operators, De-Prospero Pte Ltd, the new bar, located in Terminal 3 boasts a full sports theme complete from interior décor to staff attire and an exciting new bar menu.
The latest, salubrious addition to the Craig Road stretch is PerBacco — an elegant Italian wine bar and restaurant helmed by chef-owner Marco Violano. In Italian, the word ‘PerBacco’ refers to Bacchus, the god of wine and good times and is also used as an expression of pleasure and surprise. It is, indeed, an apt name for an establishment that prides itself on offering an authentic, top-notch Italian bar and dining experience.
The long, spacious bar overlooks the charming street and offers an al fresco feel thanks to high chairs and tables arranged right by its large windows. Here, amid brick-lined walls and dark wood furnishings, Chef Marco offers an impressive range of whiskeys, rums, unpasteurised beers, Italian wines and other spirits, and a list of six classic cocktails including the Manhattan, Negroni, and Spritz. The cocktails are always made to perfection with premium spirits such as Fords London Dry Gin, High West Rye Whiskey and Bottega Gold Prosecco.
To accompany the drinks is a list of premium Ciccheti (Italian bar bites to share) that Chef Marco imports from Italy and stores in a beautiful cold room that forms part of the restaurant’s décor. There are cold cuts like Parma ham aged between 12, 24 and 36 months; mild and sweet small-batch salamenostrano; pure pork salame from Felino, a small town located in the Baganza valley; unctuous salame Milano; and soppressata, a dry salami native to Tuscany and Liguria. These are cut using a beautiful, traditional Tamagnini ham hand slicer brought in from Parma, Italy.
On the menu are refined classics from the Mediterranean, including Chef Marco’s signature homemade spaghetti chitarre (guitar spaghetti, in reference to the guitar-like tool used to make the noodles) with scampi and clay pot fregola (pasta made from semolina, similar to Israeli couscous) with fresh lobster.
Chef Marco makes it a point to import the finest ingredients from around the world, including beef from Kobe, Japan and lamb from New Zealand, which he cooks to deft perfection in his mixed grill. He also brings in seasonal vegetable, fruit and seafood such as mussels and clams from Italy twice weekly.
Stoned by Q (SBQ) is the first in-house jewellery brand created by home-grown multi-brand handbag and accessories store, Quintessential.
The brand offers a range of affordable jewellery that looks contemporary, spare and minimalist yet remains well-priced and beautifully presented. The main design component of each piece is a natural semi-precious stone/stones or quartz set against 18k gold-plated over brass. The extensive line includes necklaces, rings, bangles and earrings with new designs introduced every month.
All your favourite multi-coloured semi-precious stones are available: rose quartz, lemon topaz, citrine, green onyx, moonstone, turquoise, London blue topaz, malachite and black onyx.
Meet the Maud Frizon woman, a chic, feminine and mischievous personality, her feet elegantly wrapped in a pair of finely crafted high heel pumps. Watch her confidently stroll down the streets of Paris, Milan or New York. She does not follow style. She creates it.
Since the glamorous heyday of the 60's, and the opening of the first boutique in the legendary St Germain des Pres district in Paris in 1969, Maud Frizon has created sexy, unpredictable shoes, with heaps of personality.
Always feminine, often eccentric, Maud Frizon designs are recognizable by their coquettish extravagance. The woman who wears Maud Frizon revels in the knowledge that each pair of exquisite, dream-inspired stilettos, or exotic, bejewelled pumps, distinguishes her as a connoisseur of footwear.
Maud Frizon is also the brand worn by movie stars such as Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau, and has created shoes for fashion designers Azzedine, Alaia, Claude Montana and Sonia Rykiel.
Nestled in the midst of bustling Clarke Quay, Kuro-Gyu Shabu-Shabu Ito has just opened its doors offering you an authentic shabu-shabu menu and some of the finest Kagoshima Wagyu.
The ultimate goal for you at the 1,800 square feet restaurant is to savour the natural richness of the Wagyu dipped in simmering delicious broths. Kuro-Gyu uses only the most traditional recipes in all its Japanese broth. With hours of brewing, the soup selections include Konbu (Japanese kelp), Tonkotsu (Rich Pork Bone Broth), a Japanese favourite Sukiyaki (sweet and salty) and the Kuro Special Chicken Soup.
Chef Atsushi painstakingly selects the freshest ingredients from Japan to brew up rich, delicious and authentic shabu-shabu each day. Premium Meat The selection of prized Wagyu beef is the key highlight at Kuro-Gyu. Strips of tender Wagyu loin and Wagyu Kiriotoshi are a standout. The juicy and tender slices literally melt in the mouth with the Chef taking pride in the meat’s natural umami flavour. Direct from Kagoshima, Japan, Kuro-Gyu serves up A2 Grade Wagyu and A4 Grade Wagyu. The premium cuts are reasonably priced and is guaranteed great value.
Pork selections are also available – the Kurobuta pork shoulder with its sweet and rich flavour is a perfect option and with the addictive broth it will leave you craving for more.
Also from Kagoshima is the Shirobuta pork belly. For a slightly lighter option, the Chicken Tsukune (handmade minced chicken balls) is a great choice. Chef Atsushi combines the meatballs with a special Kuro-Gyu marinade, chopped soft bones and vegetables.
You can add texture to the shabu-shabu with the variety of crisp greens and vegetables such as white leek, spinach, Tang Or, Chinese cabbage, Shiitake mushroom, Enoki mushroom, corn and carrot. While the roaring broths are amazing on their own, the shabu-shabu can be accompanied with Japanese rice specially sourced from Niigata, Japan and a variety of noodles.
Executive Chef Atsushi from Japan, brings over 15 years experience to Kuro-Gyu. Chef Atsushi is trained in traditional Japanese cooking and is highly sought after for his skills and knowledge in authentic recipes. His specialty lies in preparing hearty soup bases for shabu-shabu and creating delicate Japanese appetizers. Chef Atsushi leads a team of chefs, ensuring you are served the highest quality ingredients and treated to rich traditional Japanese flavours. Chef Atsushi is also able to customize menus for private events, if requested.
The legendary steakhouse, Morton’s, has unveiled a refreshed and contemporary new look following a 3 month renovation.
16 years since the restaurant first opened its doors in Singapore, the time-honoured main dining room, three private dining rooms and Bar 12.21, have all been transformed to reveal a fresh, bright and contemporary space, which exudes sophistication.
The restaurant façade now features French windows which offer an inviting glimpse of the revamp through Bar 12.21 and on to the main dining room beyond. With its lighted bottle display and contemporary chandelier light feature, the chic bar makes an ideal place to rendezvous for aperitifs of signature MORtinis or sample a selection of over 60 whiskies, bourbon and premium spirits.
Over in the main dining room, the use of crisp white paint on the walls is elegantly contrasted against the use of dark wood accents seen in the cornices, window frames and the screen panel features. This is offset by the accents of warm colour tones in the vaulted ceilings; gold in the main dining room and pale blue in the private dining rooms, as well as the use of various textures throughout, such as the brickwork effect stone tiles which frames the showcase kitchen. With a distinct Art Deco feel to the overall design, the restaurant now benefits from a real sense of space - the accumulative result of the removal of the partition between Bar 12.21 and the main dining room; the new wall-to-wall windows that stretch the length of the main dining room; the creative use of mirrors and clean contrasting colour palate, all beneath the warm glow of the bright sparkling chandeliers.
The three private dining rooms, each space unique, follow the clean and contemporary look, and feature distinct pale-blue vaulted ceiling with a cloud mural. New cutlery and glassware completes the overall redesign, not to mention the cherished pig-shaped tabletop oil lamps which have been lovingly restored, and now utilise eco-friendly tealight effect lights.
Oenophiles are sure to delight with the introduction of 52 wine lockers, where you can keep bottles of their favourite vintages, or alternatively, choose from the extensive wine list - many of the bottles which now grace the new showcase wine wall.
Workhouse is a coworking space located in the heart of Little India. Designed with startups and small businesses in mind, Workhouse aims to be a platform that fosters creative collaborations between community members by promoting entrepreneurship, diversity and work with a social directive.
Workhouse shared office space features unique steel structures created to give teams a sense of belonging with an open working space. These structures are further dividable with moveable panels as required by your preferences.
All Co-Working members will also have access to below business facilities giving you the platform for presentations, fund raising, collaboration and relaxation.
The Lawn is a new specialty grill & salad café in Singapore.
Where you will get to fully customize your own salad, pair your favorite perky greens to your favorite premium grills, topped with the audacious teasing flavors of their unique dressings, without a hefty bill to go along with it.
Grilled toppings on the menu include char-grilled garlic prawns, aceto balsamic beef cuts, chicken with Maple infusion and Worcestershire black pepper duck.
You will be pleased to discover new dishes to tease palate, particularly the Miso Lobster, an incredibly delightful burger of lobster chunks in tobiko and miso mayo, topped with cucumber and red radish and clasped between sesame buns, with shoestring fries on the side. For a lighter sandwich option, the Caprese pleases with a generous serving of mozzarella, air-dried cherry tomato spread, basil and roma tomatoes on focaccia toast, served with fries.
For a heartier meal, the Beef Cheek Pappardelle is most satisfying with tender braised beef cheek, confit tomato and parsley sitting atop broad flat pasta noodles. Interestingly,“papparedelle” is derived from the Italian verb “pappare” which means “to gobble up”,a definition fitting of this irresistible new dish.
The good people of Selfish Gene Café (SGC) are proud to announce the opening of Selfish Gene Patisserie (SGP). Located on level 2 above the café at 40 Craig Road, SGP is a patisserie with a difference – they serve plated desserts focusing on familiar flavours with modern presentation.
During the conceptualisation of SGP, their challenge was to present themselves in a new improved concept, but yet to retain their core culinary philosophy of homemade, quality food that appeals not only to the palate but also to a sense of familiarity. Finally, they decided to develop their core strength in making things from scratch and move their existing pastry preparation upstairs. In doing so, everything seemed to fall into place and SGP was born. SGP will operate independently from SGC as the concept and style of service differs. SGP will offer table service and present more interaction between the patisserie and customer.
After several months of testing and recipe development, SGP is proud to present seven different plated desserts. The desserts menu is ordered in increasing intensity of flavour starting with the light & fruity and leading to the more intense & robust ones. Some of the mentionable desserts include a Japanese inspired Soya which harmonises soya ingredients with tofu cheesecake, red beans, homemade mochi, red miso caramel and green tea ice-iream. There is also the Ginger featuring warm candied ginger pudding topped with a luscious sticky toffee and accompanied caramel ice-cream. All cakes and ice-creams/sorbets are made in-house.
SGP will serve as an event space for private/corporate events, meetings and product launches. In addition, they hope to be able to do pop-up dinners with guest chefs in the near future. And so, selfish Gene continues to evolve.
Savor authentic Portuguese cuisine for the very first time in Singapore at Boca.
The ground floor is where they have the Tasca, a relaxed and cool setting for you to enjoy the special petiscos (tapas) paired with their unique Portuguese wines.
You can also just simply savour the best espresso in Singapore along with authentic crispy Portuguese egg tarts. Indulge in traditional Portuguese cuisine but in a totally modern, hip and cool environment.
House of Commons is a café on Owen Road, nestled in the Farrer Park area, serving up specialty espresso-based coffees and delicious bites.
They desire to create a comfortable and homely spot where all are welcome to enjoy a great cup of coffee.
Not only do they serve you great food and the best coffee they can, they also want to give back to the community, so they’ve intentionally kept their prices low, decorated their place with “upcycled” materials and pre-loved items.
Denoting 10 months of pregnancy and 10 years of child growth, 10 10 is a retail chain specializes in products and services, including those catering to pre and post natal needs of mothers; as well as essentials for babies and children aged from 0 to 10 years old.
In addition to their comprehensive product range, they are known for the pleasant and educational shopping experience for the shoppers, including young children who are carefully engaged and respected as customers, it provides. The shoppers can also look forward to complementary services, including in-house specialist advice, home delivery, membership rewards tracking and online shopping.
No longer do the consumers have to hop from one place to another just to get the essentials. 10 10 puts the products and services all under one roof!