Taikoo Lane Hotpot, is a restaurant that doles out authentic Sichuan and Cantonese hotpot broths and offerings! The concept is a brainchild of Chengdu Restaurant, which is known for its mouth-watering Sichuan cuisine. Taikoo Lane boasts a mixture of individual pots and large shared pots, so solo diners or large groups can enjoy a hotpot session anytime they have a craving.
Taikoo Lane’s version of the Sichuan Spicy Broth follows the traditional method of using beef tallow instead of oil. The beef tallow-based mala broth is much more flavourful than the oil-based renditions other hotpot restaurants in Singapore serve.
Chengdu Green Pepper Broth is another Taikoo Lane special Mala broth. Taking inspiration from Chengdu Restaurant’s best-selling Fish with Green Peppercorn Soup, the green peppercorn broth is a brand-new offering specially created by the Taikoo Lane team. Peppercorn oil and green peppercorns are Sichuan specialities, and the restaurant imports the ingredients from the province.
For diners who prefer non-spicy broths, there are offerings available such as Fish Soup Broth with Fresh Milk and Collagen Nourishing Pork Bone Soup. Both of these soups will appeal to ardent appreciators of Cantonese dishes. Able to alleviate the symptoms of excessive dampness in the internal system of our body, the nourishing fish soup broth is made with specially selected fresh fish and salmon bones. The gelatinous pork bone broth is superbly tasty and moreish — a medley of pork bones, whole chicken, pig skin and spices are cooked for over seven hours to achieve a rich and milky consistency.
Taikoo Lane offers a smorgasbord of unique hotpot ingredients. A DIY dish, the Lobster Noodles pays tribute to Hong Kong’s popular version. Simply immerse the crustacean and noodles into the broth, then mix the cooked items with the special sauce and condiments and voila! If so inclined, cook the seafood and noodles separately in different broths so that they can soak up different flavours for a truly unique dish. Living up to its name, the Magical Growing Mushrooms promises a culinary spectacle. Arranged artfully in a garden of lettuce, tomatoes and eggs, the enoki mushrooms will grow taller before your very eyes as you water it!
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
One of the most influential chefs in modern Chinese culinary movement, Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung makes his return to Singapore with contemporary Chinese restaurant, Yì by Jereme Leung at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Nestled on the third level of the restored Raffles Arcade, Yì by Jereme Leung leverages on the art form of fine dining to awaken the appetite and the senses of guests. The restaurant delivers cuisine that takes guests on an exploration voyage to China’s vastly diverse cultural regions.
Inspired by the Chinese myth surrounding the god, Pangu which depicts the creation of Heaven and Earth, YĂ¬ by Jereme Leung uses neutral earthy materials and tones like stone and timber to embrace the main dining hall as a reflection of ‘Earth’ while the custom ceiling details references the elements of the ‘sky’. This is reflected as diners step into the main dining hall of the restaurant which seats over 60 persons.
Three private rooms are available at YĂ¬ by Jereme Leung with one room that seats 10 persons while the other two adjoining rooms fit 8 guests each. Diners who want to enjoy the ambience of the main dining hall but yet prefer more privacy will delight in the semi-private area that can accommodate two tables of 8 guests each.
Enjoy Chef Jereme’s creations like the Hundred-ring Cucumber & Poached Sea Whelk with Soy Sauce Vinaigrette – a classic dish found in China’s Northern region during warm summermonths. The dish is skilfully sliced with a hundred cuts forming a continuous spiral and served with poached sea whelk, finished off with a tangy and refreshing homemade vinaigrette.
Fried Rice with Char Siew, Pork Belly & Pickled Long Beans
Chef Jereme Leung who was raised and educated in Singapore, began his culinary career at the age of 13, starting from the kitchens of Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he has mastered all four cornerstones of Chinese cooking ranging from dim-sum, Chinese barbecue, wok-cooking to knife work. Chef Jereme continued to hone his craft at some of the most prestigious hotels in Southeast Asia which gradually led him to embark on a food pilgrimage across China in the 1990s to explore the flavours of different regions, their ingredients and cooking techniques. He moved to Shanghai, China in 2002, and since then has opened over 9 restaurants across the world. Yì by Jereme Leung will be his first restaurant in Singapore and his long-awaited homecoming.
The sky is not the limit. A full-scale revamp gives impetus to LeVeL33, elevating a sky-high concept into an apex experience for the senses.
The world’s highest urban microbrewery, LeVeL33 seamlessly melds craftsmanship, artistry and hospitality for a truly elevated experience – in all senses. Located on the apex level of Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, LeVeL33 offers three different spaces: the LeVeL33 Dining Room, LeVeL33 Social, and the Terrace; overlooking the most spectacular skyline views of Singapore.
The three spaces deliver dining genres from gourmet to casual, and ambiences from refined privacy to social revelry. Anchoring these spaces is the bar and copper brewery in the middle, where their outstanding craft beers are made with strict adherence to authentic age-old recipes and traditional techniques. The ContemBrewerycuisine developed by Executive Chef ArChan Chan is a unique contemporary beer-centric cuisine which synthesises the culinary aspect and beer brewing elements; each eatery offers a menu tailored for their individual atmosphere and service style.
As the world’s highest urban microbrewery dedicated to the fullest appreciation of craftsmanship in its beer, wines and fine food in a multi-ambience, multi-zone setting, LeVeL33 remains faithful to its core objective and promise. This extensive new revamp has served to ramp up the guest experience even further. And making LeVeL33 into Singapore’s pinnacle venue for business interaction, friendly socialisin g, romantic intimacy, gastronomic indulgence and all forms of celebratory life-affirming activity, in the pulsating heart of Singapore’s iconic waterfront.
A cozy terrace in the heart of Clarke Quay, Yin is for like-minded people to congregate. Located within The Riverhouse, Yin is an al-fresco bar by day and lounge by night, where their patrons can enjoy non-stop entertainment ranging from LIVE performances to sports, from dusk ’till dawn.
A melodious blend of tradition and modernity, Mimi at The Riverhouse in Clarke Quay fuses intriguing flavours from Sichuan, Shanghai and Mongolia with contemporary cooking techniques and distinctive presentations to create an engaging dining experience. Heavily invigorated by its past as a headquarter for secret societies, every dish seeks to convey the secrets, origins and stories of Chinese culture. Click here to view Mimi's menu.
Mimi is also a unique wedding venue choice which offers couples a complete experience of modern Chinese cuisine with a touch of cultural heritage in a 150 year old Heritage Building in the heart of Clarke Quay. Check out their Wedding Kit here for more information.
Part of the newly-opened The Riverhouse at Clarke Quay, Yang is the first upmarket International Asian Club with a distinct music and theatrical entertainment direction. Positioned to be continuous innovators in the Nightlife industry, this nightspot will be the future top-of-mind experiential nightclub identity for Asian revelers in Singapore.
Elegance and Class in Clarke Quay's Oldest Establishment.
Housed within the most iconic and time-honored property in Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse is a multi-concept destination run by 1-Group comprising of an alfresco bar, modern Chinese restaurant and world-class nightclub.
Built in the 1870s along the banks of Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse began life as a thriving “secret society” house helmed by several headmen of the notorious Ghee Hok Society. The same vibrancy continues to live today in this two-storey multi-concept space housing a modern Chinese restaurant, alfresco bar and world-class nightclub – namely Mimi, Yin and Yang.
With its distinctively seductive Chinese architecture, remnants of the past are still present as the establishment pays homage to Eastern influences with top-notch Asian-fusion cuisine and monthly exchanges with the top clubs in Asia. Diners and partygoers alike can expect an immersive experience as they marvel at the sultry décor that amalgamates tradition and modernity.
The newly-opened Singapore Botanic Gardens Seed Bank is an important step in safeguarding plant biodiversity in Southeast Asia through conservation, research and education. Collecting seeds for storage helps to build a valuable resource for habitat restoration and species conservation. But different seeds need to be stored in specific conditions, hence the Seed Bank will advance extensive research in this area. Go learn about seeds and the science of seed storage at a new interpretive gallery and outdoor garden!
Mustard Seed has evolved from a pop-up to a cosy 13-seater restaurant.
They want to provide an intimate communal dining experience, like going to a dinner party at a friend's house. They invite their guests to gather round their table over good food and drinks.
Ming Kiat is the chef and owner of Mustard Seed. A proud Singaporean, he creates an original menu based on his personal interpretation of Singapore's food. He spent his formative years working for Chef Hisao Goto at Goto Kaiseki restaurant and learnt about local ingredients and cuisine under Chef Malcolm Lee at Candlenut. Ming Kiat regards both of them as important mentors in his journey.
Mustard Seed's cuisine is rooted in Singaporean flavours and inspired by Japanese cuisine and technique. They serve an omakase style tasting menu that will change bi-monthly. The tasting menu is priced at $138 per person.
They offer a small but carefully curated drinks list featuring a selection of beers, sakes and wines that they enjoy.
MAI by Dashi Master Marusaya is a premium dashi concept restaurant by Japanese katsuobushi wholesaler, Marusaya. The 38-seater restaurant is dedicated to serving authentic Japanese dishes using superior ingredients directly imported from Japan, together with all-natural dashi made from special aged bonito and quality konbu. The Marusaya group also runs two other Japanese dining concepts in Singapore: Dashi Master Marusaya and Ten Sushi and Bar, since 2014.
Founded in 1962, Marusaya is dedicated to supplying katsuobushi for commercial use, with over 9,000 customers from food establishments including soba, udon, ramen and Japanese kappo restaurants. The dashi used at MAI is of a different calibre, as the company takes pride in its Satsuma 2-year-old hongare-honbushi, made from skipjack tuna which is dried and fermented over two years. This is unlike other katsuobushi, which is fermented only over a year. The extended period of fermentation draws out almost all moisture and concentrates the flavour of the katsuobushi, making it especially strong in umami. The aged bonito is then cooked with specially imported Rishiri kelp – one of the best categories of kelp that’s harvested around Hokkaido – for over an hour, to produce a broth that reveals sophisticated flavours, which is thoughtfully infused into every dish. It is worthy to note that besides dashi, no MSG or any other chemical seasoning is used. One can be assured of a delicious, healthy and authentic Japanese dining experience at MAI.
KOMA, a brand new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar by leading hospitality company TAO Group, is set to satiate guests with an elevated dining experience when it opens at Marina Bay Sands on 26 July.
The restaurant will offer diners with a modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine, featuring original creations by its Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi, using fresh and seasonal produce and ingredients from Japan.
Bold and distinct interior design elements – from a striking 20 metre-long passageway flanked with orange arches that greet guests as they arrive, to a dramatic 2.5 metre-high, one-of-a-kind bell that overlooks a traditional Japanese foot bridge and reflecting pool - will complement the cuisine and lend to the modern and sophisticated vibe within the 230-seat restaurant, which includes an oversized sushi bar and a private dining room at the mezzanine. The space is designed by renowned American firm Rockwell Group, which is behind the design of several of TAO Group’s establishments, which include restaurants TAO Downtown, Vandal, Feroce and Avenue in New York.
The opening of KOMA will complete the trio of concepts launched by TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands as part of a new dining and entertainment complex at the integrated resort, along with nightclub MARQUEE which opened in April and cocktail lounge AVENUE in May this year. KOMA also marks the fourth concept opened by TAO Group in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, which began with LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in January 2018.
Simmons Gallery at Capitol Piazza is Simmons' flagship store. It is on a class of its own as it takes on a luxurious lifestyle showroom concept. Stunningly fused together, each bedroom is graced with its own signature theme. The new flagship gallery also introduces 45winks, the first-of-its-kind, allowing you to experience the revitalizing benefits of a 45-minute powernap on a Simmons mattress in total comfort and privacy. There is no better way to recharge yourself and spring back into action. Book your appointment today and wake up to the benefits of better sleep.
Simmons is the renowned mattress brand amongst premium hoteliers in Singapore and worldwide.
Located in the heart of the city, the 45winks by Simmons concept within the newly unveiled Simmons Gallery treats sleep-deprived professionals to a hotel-quality sleep experience in a private suite decked with renowned Simmons mattresses and pillows, luxurious sheets, comfortable pyjamas and assorted sleep aids. Patrons will be gently woken up after 45 minutes.
Straits Chinese Signatures at Esplanade is managed by Guan Hoe Soon Group, the oldest Nonya Restaurant in Singapore. Using secret recipes handed down thru the generations, the original taste of an authentic Peranakan cuisine has been preserved closely, using only the freshest ingredients and select choice of spices.
Straits Chinese Signatures also provide nonya catering services for special occasions. They cater a wide choice of dishes, available at great prices.
With many satisfied customers whom they had the honor of catering to, they are confident that they will delight you and your friends with an authentic peranakan affair.
Opening in 2021, the new theatre will fill the gap between Esplanade’s large venues and smaller studio spaces, and enable the national arts centre to further support future generations of artists and arts groups to create new works that tell Singapore and Asian stories and widen its engagement with various communities.
Esplanade is also launching a series of new fundraising initiatives, which are designed for a spectrum of supporters, from the general public, to philanthropists and foundations.
In celebration of the development of the new theatre, Esplanade and its Mall tenant Makansutra Gluttons Bay have jointly organised The Food Stage, a special street food experience that features exclusive off-menu items such as 4 Cheese Murtabak, Carrot Cake“Fries” with BBQ Wings, Laksa Seafood Stew, Soft Shell Crab Mui Fan and many more. Makansutra has also pledged a donation of $100,000 to Esplanade which will go towards Singtel Waterfront Theatre.
Please click here for details on the fundraising initiatives and more information about this project.
A culture needs a home and a proper theatre. The house on the hill, with its beauty and mantle of history, was ideal. The Alkaff Mansion is today a multi-concept Food & Beverage destination housing the Basque-centred TXA Pintxo Bar and UNA, while also housing all-day floral café Wildseed Café – each distinct and embodying a different character.
Restored and relaunched, Alkaff Mansion has become the centre of Basque culture and lifestyle. The greenery and hills, the visible coastline, echo the Basque homeland; the history and architecture, the centrality of food and social life, further the parallels.
The Alkaff Mansion celebrates, indeed flaunts, all things Basque: capturing its verve and heart; showcasing its produce, cuisine and wine. It does this in truest authenticity through a profound partnership with Basqvium, keeper, curator and tireless advocate of Basque cuisine and culture both in and outside Spain. Hand-in-hand with Basqvium through the shared platform of Basque Culinary Institute, 1-Group unites key facets of the essential Basque to create The Alkaff Mansion.
The deep synergy reflects into the experience in multiple ways, seen and unseen: through the rare Basque wine and spirits served in-house, the exclusive Basque produce and authentic Basque flavours, all the way to the Basque members within the team. The cuisine especially benefits from the inclusion of Basque chefs, Marta Elvira Segalés and Silvana Pascual Romero, into 1-Group’s own Spanish Cuisine Development Team which also comprises 1-Group’s talents such as Head Chef Tom Kung of UNA. Day to day, these key members of this development team also take personal care of kitchen operations at The Alkaff Mansion, so that research and theory becomes real; materialising in plate after plate of Basque cuisine on the plate of The Alkaff Mansion diners.
Seated on its hilltop, the Alkaff Mansion has witnessed the passage of time for a hundred years. This 2-storey Tudor-style building was built in 1918 by a member of the prominent Arab family, the Alkaffs.
In 2005, the Alkaff Mansion was accorded conservation building status by the URA, ensuring its key architectural features would be preserved for posterity. Following a number of years when it was left vacant, the mansion was again restored in 2011 to become an Italian restaurant until 2016. The second makeover cost another S$5 million.
Nestled within the Novena district, NUSS Mandalay Road Guild House offers an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy city streets. Housed in an iconic two-story black-and-white bungalow, the Society’s third Guild House exudes classic colonial charm with the comfort and familiarity of modern design.
Savour the homely flavours of Colonial Hainanese cuisine amidst the elegant dining setting of The Restaurant @ Mandalay, or be surrounded by lush greenery at the outdoor patio.
They also have a spacious fitness studio. Whether you are looking for a rejuvenating yoga session, or an upbeat dance workout, gain access to this studio and other facilities that NUSS has to offer by being a member.
Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) and Shiseido have announced the naming rights partnership of the Shiseido Forest Valley; a wondrous 4-storey indoor ‘forest’ which will allow visitors to experience the Japanese appreciation of nature, beauty and art.
Jewel (scheduled to open on 17 April 2019) will have one of the largest indoor collection of plants in Singapore, with about 22,000sqm of space dedicated to landscaping throughout the complex. The Shiseido Forest Valley will complement Jewel’s wide array of retail and F&B activities, allowing visitors to shop and dine amidst a resplendent indoor forest. Visitors can even take a gentle hike up two cobblestoned walking trails, the East and West Trail, punctuated by idyllic cascading waterfalls and mist clouds.
Made up of more than 900 trees and palms and about 60,000 shrubs, the curation of the indoor forest took concerted effort. Before the installation of the Shiseido Forest Valley, trials were first done in a polytunnel (or hoop greenhouse) to simulate the actual in-Jewel temperature, humidity and light levels. Applying these optimal growth conditions eventually resulted in the dynamic forest experience and selection of plants that visitors will see in Jewel.
The 4-storey incline of the Shiseido Forest Valley also influenced the types of flora selected. For example, the shrubs chosen are shade-tolerant and have adapted to space constraints, just as understorey plants have in real forests. Whether dining at spots overlooking the Shiseido Forest Valley or strolling through the trails, visitors to Jewel can expect an awe-inspiring experience when they walk through this climate-controlled space.
The National Parks Board (NParks) recently unveiled the Forest Restoration Action Plan for the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Nature Park Network. The Action Plan will chart the restoration that will be undertaken over the next 10 years to regenerate the secondary forests in the Nature Parks buffering the two Nature Reserves, as well as disturbed patches within the Reserves. This will assist the forests to regenerate and approximate a mature forest landscape in time.
The Action Plan seeks to strengthen the resilience of our native rainforests by restoring ecological processes, and enhancing the biodiversity and ecological connectivity in these areas. This will improve the habitats for native biodiversity. It is also timely to assist with the succession of the early secondary rainforests to more mature and diverse rainforests over time. This will strengthen the resilience of our forest landscapes to climate change, and will be achieved through a science-based approach that will involve the sustained planting of native rainforest species.
The approach will comprise the planting of a framework of native species that are nitrogen fixing to naturally improve the soil condition, and those that will attract dispersers and pollinators. The regenerating forest will be assisted further by the removal of invasive weed species. Dominant primary rainforest species, which might be limited by dispersal or are rare in occurrence, will also be introduced. In restoring these forests, efforts will also be directed towards the regeneration of riparian vegetation alongside natural streams to further conserve this sensitive habitat.
The Forest Restoration Action Plan is integral to NParks’ habitat enhancement and restoration programme under its Nature Conservation Masterplan (NCMP). Launched in 2015, the NCMP charts Singapore’s plans for biodiversity conservation.
The Action Plan was announced during a recent tree-planting session to mark the commencement of restoration efforts at the upcoming Rifle Range Nature Park, which will be completed in 2020. It is one of the areas to be restored under the Action Plan.
The Lounge Bar, located on the second floor of the beautifully restored shophouse and tucked away on 76 Duxton Road, is curating Singapore’s finest Savoie inspired cocktails. With access to over 40 herbs flown directly from the stunning French Alps, The Lounge Bar is the Lion City’s first drinking establishment offering such a dedicated selection and bringing a little slice of the alps to Asia.
“It is a great privilege to showcase the work of artisans and small batch producers as their motives are different. There are some wonderful examples of generational heritage among the selection at The Lounge Bar. This makes for a great experience for our guests, especially when we share their story, their inspiration – it always adds a little extra magic to each cocktail! – Anant Tyagi, Owner The Lounge Bar
In a league of its own, The Lounge Bar cocktail program of herb-inspired concoctions is a delicious, if somewhat potent, ode to Chef Gillon’s hand-selected herbs.
Here's a couple of the bar's cocktail creations:
Sariette – Imagine an aromatic blast of rosemary, thyme the moment you pick up this Islay led cocktail. A generous dram of Smokehead whirled around with Montenegro, Branca Mentha, Campari, Carpano Antica formula and Angostura Bitters is sublime.
Hyssop – if you’re craving a slightly bitter pour, look no further. The carefully calculated formula of this minty herb with high tannins with infused rum, St Germaine liqueor, Peychaud Bitters, pillow soft egg-white, a dash of lime juice and simple syrup – simply addictive.
Agastache – this thoughtful creation is a complex mix of this licorice, almost star anise flavoured herb, with beautifully distilled pisco. Add the slightly smokey Pierde Almas Mezcal, Aperol, whisked egg white, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, sage syrup and you’ll reach new highs!
Visit the bar for more unique cocktails to try. In addition to the bar’s signature selection, the classics have been embraced and elevated to greater heights with the help of craft spirits.
The Lounge Bar is an intimate, elegant and warm den inviting guests to find their favourite spot and settle down with a luscious cocktail. Be it a girls night out, a romantic couples evening or whisky with the lads, the modern design suits all occasion and parties. Two chesterfield sofas have been placed for slightly larger groups while a handful of low tables is perfect for more private drinks. High stools at the bar gives guests direct view of mixologists muddling, blending and shaking away as the pour perfectly executed cocktails.
With more than 8 years under its belt, Barracuda Restaurant has now opened its doors in Singapore where Chef Ferdinand is sure to impress and please diners with his incredible menu, dedication to using quality ingredients and an ambiance that feels both exclusive and inclusive.
From the restaurant’s humble beginnings of its first opening in 2010 in Maenam Beach of Koh Samui, Barracuda has progressively gained its solid reputation as being one of the best restaurants on the island.
Chef Ferdinand’s love for fine cuisine and enthusiasm in bringing forth true flavors with the use of top quality fresh ingredients set him apart from any restaurant on the island. Barracuda’s first shop only opened for dinner service to a small number of 18 patrons per evening. Dining at the restaurant required formal reservations beforehand and guests were served dishes from a more varied selection of menu items. Still, Barracuda held true to its name for serving its guests tastefully and artfully prepared plates at affordable prices and its presence soon came to be appreciated by food lovers near and far.
Chef Ferdinand’s innovative approach to food and dedication to his restaurant honed him awards from Thailand Tatler’s magazine voting Barracuda as “Best Restaurant” for three consecutive years from 2013-2015. Travelers and frequent diners also delighted in their experiences at Barracuda thus contributing to the restaurant’s winnings of many “Certificate of Excellence” awards on Tripadvisor.
With Barracuda’s highly favorable reviews in sight, a larger space for Chef Ferdinand’s culinary hotspot was conceptualized. The restaurant would then relocate to the area of Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand and undergo a construction of newly designed interiors to accommodate seating for 48-50 people and new ‘waiting area’ where guests to sip on trendy cocktails and aperitifs before being seated for meals.
Despite the restaurant’s external makeover, Chef Ferdinand’s primary focus remained on producing food with a modern twist of Mediterranean and Asian influences with the best ingredients as a key part to his daily work ethics and menu creations.
He now takes all of these knowledges, experiences and incredible cuisine to the tables of Singapore.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is Chef Alvin Leung’s latest gastro-adventure to rock the Lion City. The London-born chef shot to fame for his multi-faceted cuisine at three Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, using rule-breaking culinary rebellion as his personal brand.
At 15 Stamford, Chef Leung has taken inspiration from his years of walking through Asia to pay humble tribute to Asian cuisine.
The stunning Freemasons Hall building which sits at 23A Coleman Street will soon be home to The Masons Table which is opening mid December.
The Masons Table will serve honest food and artisan wines set in relaxed and historical surroundings, right in the centre of Singapore.
The Masons Table serve the very best of modern European cuisine, inspired by the flavours of Italy and France. From hearty all-time favourite starters and main dishes, to signature thin-crust pizzas, to charcuterie and cheese sharing plates - there's something for everyone to enjoy. All of their dishes are designed to meld perfectly with their selection of artisan wines.
A project jointly developed by JTC, Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore, Design Orchard aims to nurture home-grown brands and profile local design talents. Housing retail, incubation and event spaces under one roof in the heart of Orchard Road, the clustering of designers at Design Orchard will foster collaboration and offer varied opportunities for designers to test-bed and commercialise their products.
Slated to open in early 2019, the 2.5-storey development is one of the initiatives under the Retail Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched in September 2016. The Retail ITM envisions a thriving retail industry comprising a mix of highly productive omni-channel retailers, and local brands with global footprints, supported by a skilled and professional workforce.
As nurturing Singapore's design talent is integral to a pipeline of strong local retail brands that have capacity to internationalise, Design Orchard will provide a suite of support programmes that Singapore design talent can tap on for growth. Specifically, designers will be able to connect with overseas production partners and fashion associations, as well as get support for tradeshows and market access trips, business mentoring, training and other services.
East Treasure Chinese Restaurant is another exciting new concept by ASTONS, serving an extensive menu of delectable, exquisite and value-for-money Chinese cuisine created by their Master Chef. Pairing up the freshest ingredients with modest cooking styles incredibly bring out the natural flavours of ingredients which is never too heavy on the palate and offer a more distinctive experience for discerning diners.
The casual and cosy ambience is the ideal venue to hang around with family, friends, and associates over a satisfying meal.
Located at 155 Waterloo Street, Stamford Arts Centre (SAC) is within the Waterloo Street arts belt, a vibrant precinct known for the diverse offerings of arts and cultural programmes and events. Following redevelopment works from 2017 to 2018 that transformed SAC into a modernised Centre with enhanced features, SAC is envisioned to be a vibrant and energetic arts centre focussed on bringing the traditional arts closer to the community, supporting content creation and artistic collaborations.
SAC provides shared facilities for hire on a short-term basis for arts activities and projects. These include five project studios, an acoustically-treated music studio, and a black box.
The SAC black box is designed to be a multi-purpose space that provides an intimate setting for rehearsals, performances or events. With a total floor area of 355 sqm, the fully air-conditioned black box provides performance capabilities with theatre grid and lighting, as well a fully integrated sound system. Retractable seats with a capacity of up to 162 persons are available for small scale performances. A modular sprung floor system is also available when required.
Located at Alexandra Terrace, Brass Lion Distillery is Singapore’s first standalone micro-distillery specialising in producing high-quality small-batch craft spirits. In addition to being a distillery, it is also home to a tasting room, retail store and herb garden.
The brand debuts with the Brass Lion Gin — a tropical and distinctly Singaporean gin that evokes the island’s sense of place. This New World-style gin draws inspiration from the region’s centuries-old spice trade, which brought a plethora of Asian herbs and spices – together with indigenous varieties – to the island.
Founder Jamie's first foray into the world of spirits started with the opening of the legendary Chupitos Shots Bar in Clarke Quay, followed by The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar. A love of gin and experimentation, combined with the lack of local Singaporean spirits, led her on a journey to master the art and science of distillation under Master Distillers all over the world.
Embark on a tour of Brass Lion Distillery's entire space where you'll learn about the distilling process, how Brass Lion came about and the inception of the Singapore Dry Gin. Please visit this link to sign up for the tour.
A New Evolution: Osteria Art at Market is Now Art.
Art Restaurant is an elegant, newly-rebranded Italian restaurant and bar with contemporary Italian cuisine helmed by Michelin-star Chef-Restaurateur Beppe De Vito and Chef De Cuisine Andrea de Paola. The produce-driven menu indulges diners in a refined, personal journey of Beppe’s culinary inspiration and innovation, and takes diners on a gastronomic anthology filled with culinary stories that take you through seasons, flavours and stories.
The 80-seater dining destination, decked in fire engine red leather seats and lighted by handmade brass sconces, showcases the story of Italian culinary craftsmanship at its finest through high-quality cuisine, luxury design, and world-class service standards.
Raffles Singapore is currently closed for restoration with a planned reopening at the end of 2018. The iconic hotel recently unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed ‘Raffles Experience’ for the local community and the discerning travellers.
Bar & Billiard Room returns with a new concept by acclaimed Ducasse Paris, who will be presenting his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, titled BBR by alain ducasse.
Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, debuts her entry into Asia with gourmet French cuisine at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore.
Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung marks his homecoming to Singapore with ĺ…ż yì by Jereme Leung. ĺ…ż yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, alludes to the fine art of Chinese dining. Savour modern yet authentic cuisine from Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies.
Signature dining experiences Tiffin Room, Long Bar, The Lobby, Writers Bar, Raffles Courtyard and Ah Teng’s Café make a comeback, incorporating subtle tributes to the hotel’s rich heritage.
Read more about this official announcement by the hotel here.
Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction, Singapore Zoo, celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with their latest attraction, Rainforest Lumina.
A first in South East Asia, Rainforest Lumina at Singapore Zoo is a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side promises a sensory feast for visitors. Call of the Wild wows with an astounding visual narrative of how the Creature Crew bands together in times of adversity to overcome all challenges and protect the jungle.
The one-kilometer stretch within the zoo’s tropical rainforest will awaken the senses as visitors walk through 11 different zones and meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.
Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and set up with careful consideration to minimise disturbance to the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before.
With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth. The transformation of the Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.
Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, the Singapore Zoo started with a modest collection of about 300 animals. Today, the Singapore Zoo welcomes 1.9 million visitors each year and is home to over 2,400 animals representing more than 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened in the wild. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.
Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience. It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.
Bonjour! The charming & well-received Merci Marcel in Tiong Bahru has recently established their second branch at Club Street.
The new branch which also has Parisian inspired décor, boasts a space of 1,250 sq ft.
On the menu: T-bone New Zealand Black Angus wth oven baked potatoes and thick crème fraiche homemade Béarnaise sauce ($69), Duck Parmentier façon Marcel ($26) – a duck confit dish, Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio ($29) and more.
Supported by National Heritage Board, Singapore, the museum was conceptualised in 2016 and completed in 2018.
Did you know that more than two-thirds of the current Bishan town was once occupied by a cemetery and a village? Since the 19th century, Bishan was a Chinese burial ground called Peck San Theng. The Cantonese community was in charge of Peck San Theng, with more than 50,000 graves spread across the region. Kampong San Theng was the main Chinese village then.
The new $700,000 heritage gallery tells the story of Kampong San Teng.
The 560 sqm gallery held its official opening on 3rd June.
Admission to the gallery is free. It is open from 9.30am to 4pm every day except on public holidays.
The regional art scene is set to become more vibrant with the major revamp of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
SAM’s museum programming will continue throughout the revamp which is likely to cost around $90 million. Internationally renowned SCDA Architects have been appointed to manage the redevelopment of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) buildings.
SAM opened to much fanfare in 1996 in a converted museum space that once housed the former Saint Joseph’s Institution and has not upgraded its premises since. The upcoming building works will address the growing needs of contemporary art in Singapore and focus on improving the visitor experience at SAM. The project is targeted for completion in 2021.
SAM currently occupies two separate buildings – the former St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) along Bras Basah Road - a gazetted National Monument, and the former Catholic High School, located along Queen Street. The redevelopment plans include the creation of a fully contiguous museum, more spaces to accommodate museum-based learning opportunities, as well as the infrastructure to display large-scale or technologically- demanding artworks.
SAM’s museum programming continues to take place at SAM at 8Q till end of January 2019. Thereafter, members of the public can look forward to pop-up contemporary art projects at partner venues, as well as co-curated and touring exhibitions by SAM.
Prior to the commencement of the building works, a series of archaeological activities will take place at the former SJI building during Singapore Heritage Festival 2018, as part of the National Monument’s bid to deepen the public’s understanding of its history, which dates back to 1855.
The Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, a 164-year-old national monument and one of the oldest temples in Singapore, was recently re-sanctified in a consecration ceremony called the “Maha Samprokshanam” which is done once every 12 years.
Major redevelopment works at the temple, costing S$4.5 million, were recently completed.
The temple had to invite foreign experts to help in the restoration as certain specific skills were not available here. A team of 20 highly-skilled artisans, known as sthapathis, were flown in from India for the job.
In 1978, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple was declared a National Monument by the Preservation of Monuments Board. The temple also underwent major facelifts in year 1987, 1992 and 2005.
The history of Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple dates back to the late 1800s. Read more about its rich history here.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens’Seed Bank is Singapore’s first seed bank and will conserve the seeds of threatened plant species from Southeast Asia. Works for the seed bank are expected to be completed by mid-2019.
The seed bank will play a key role in conserving plant diversity in the region and ensure the growth of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ plant collection. The seed bank will have the capacity to store seeds from up to 25,000 species of plants. This is around half the total number of seed plant species in Southeast Asia, and nearly triple the 9,000 species of plants that the Gardens currently has in its living collection. When established, the seed bank targets to achieve 100 seed collections per year.
The facility will be established in House 4, the largest of five colonial-style houses within the Raffles College. Originally named Mansfield Lodge, it served as the college president’s residence when it was built in the 1920s. This house was designated as a Conserved Building in October 2006. Read more about this project here.
Go Big or Go Home – and that’s exactly what the trio founders of Monte Carlo Boys bar & restaurant did!
Exposed to Monaco’s lavish lifestyle at a very tender age, William, Anthony and Julien brought their game right to the heart of the Central Business District. Being the first Monaco establishment to set foot in Singapore, owners and notorious high school buddies Julien, William and Anthony expands their empire with its rustic metal and wooden fixtures, that enhances the captivating industrial-chic lounge located at the fringe of Club Street, so fret not Instagram enthusiasts.
The Monte Carlo Boys aim to socially share their homeland’s authentic flavours and vibes with their first international venture, while glorifying their own personal life motto – “Life’s too short to drink bad beers and liquors” – and to do exactly that, they have graciously brought in their very own cultivation of luxurious and full-bodied beer. Trust in the Monte Carlo Boys when they say you’ll never have another experience that pays homage with Monegasque dining delicacies infused with heritage and passed down tradition elsewhere.
Partner in crime William Scheffer will not disappoint. This man is the living example of ‘No Risk, No Rewards’. His experiences roaming South East Asia within the past decade has cultivated certain values he treasures, so don’t mess because the 30-year-old operational expertise definitely knows how to handle his liquor as well as his patrons. “I want to be able to provide a place where people feel at home, and that can be seen here where the crew is able to utilize their strengths. That also means they would be having fun, with our food and drinks of course!”. Geared up with several successful entrepreneurial rendezvous, what William embodies can be seen in the products he distributes to well known hotels in Singapore and now here at Monte Carlo Boys.
The glue that keeps these boys in check is none other than Julien Picard. The 31-year-old real estate connoisseur splurges his substantial experience deemed with impeccable taste can be seen in the establishments outlook. Make sure to come as often to meet the busy man himself. Be prepared for a crazy night out with the bartender’s and boys’ generosity, because that’s what makes everybody come back for more.
In line with its name, Monte Carlo Boys has so much more to offer on site for all age groups to dine, host events and network all while busking in a lifestyle concept that everyone indulges in.
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White (the chef-restaurateur and television star behind Hell’s Kitchen Australia) was the world’s youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. He then ‘returned’ the stars during the height of his fame. His restaurant in Singapore, The English House, is set to open soon.
The English House is located at the two adjoining colonial buildings which used to be home to the popular bar Madam Wong’s on Mohamed Sultan Road. It will also include a hotel on the second floor, with 18 rooms slated to open when they are ready, following the opening of the restaurant.
A new arts centre dedicated to the promotion of cross cultural exchanges will open in Singapore this May.
Called Temenggong House 18 • 20 and located at two historical black and white bungalows on the slopes of Mount Faber at Temenggong Road, the new centre will serve as a conducive environment for the confluence of shared experiences between communities around the region to promote Singapore as an arts and cultural hub in an increasingly globalised world.
One of Singapore oldest mosques, Angullia Mosque, closes for redevelopment which will see it transform into a four-storey building that can accommodate 2,500 congregants.
Angullia Mosque has been an iconic landmark in the area of Serangoon Road and Little India for more than 120 years.
The Mosque was built on Wakaff land bequeathed by MSE Angullia. Still standing at its present site, the first blueprints of the Mosque was dated in 1890.
Since its initial construction somewhere in the late 1890s, several upgrading works have been undertaken to maintain its functionality and relevance to its immediate community.
Angullia Mosque serves a large community of Muslims within the Serangoon Road district and many of their congregants include both the local and foreign workforce within the Serangoon Road business district.
Over the years, the capacity and infrastructure of the mosque are not able to keep up with the numbers and demands of their daily congregants.
Three historical gardens will be recreated as part of efforts to restore the rich heritage of Fort Canning Park and its surroundings. The three gardens within and around Fort Canning Park make up the heritage landscapes of Fort Canning Hill, and include Singapore’s first botanic garden. The National Parks Board (NParks) will create these gardens as part of sensitive enhancements to Fort Canning Park to emphasise Fort Canning’s historical features. Enhancements will be accompanied by the introduction of a greater variety of education and outreach programmes, and enhanced accessibility to the park.
Fort Canning Centre will also be repurposed as a gallery for visitors to learn more about the history of the hill and its surroundings. Members of the public are invited to volunteer at park programmes and give suggestions on the upcoming enhancements.
As one of Singapore’s two National Parks, Fort Canning Park is deeply rooted in history, from the time of the 14th century kings to the founding of modern Singapore. The enhancements will highlight the significance of Fort Canning Hill and retrace the history of Singapore across the 14th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The heritage landscapes of Fort Canning Hill and its surroundings will be restored and weaved seamlessly into Fort Canning Park with the creation of three gardens, namely the Royal Garden, the First Botanic Garden, and Jubilee Park.
The First Botanic Garden, which was established by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822 to also serve as an experimental garden, will extend from Fort Canning Park onto the streetscapes of roads bounded by Hill Street, Victoria Street, Bras Basah Road, Handy Road and Canning Rise. As part of the First Botanic Garden, a large part of Armenian Street will be pedestrianised and turned into a park featuring plants that were introduced as economic crops for the spice trade, food and horticulture. Economic crops such as nutmeg were cultivated in the First Botanic Garden before they were propagated across Singapore in the 1800s. The new park at Armenian Street is part of a multi-agency effort by URA, NParks, PUB, LTA, NHB and NAC in close collaboration with stakeholders within the vicinity to create new vibrant public spaces that visitors can enjoy. The new park at Armenian Street and wider sidewalks along Coleman Street will also enable visitors to walk comfortably from Armenian Street to Civic District, linking Fort Canning Park, Bras Basah.Bugis and the Civic District together into an expanded arts, cultural and heritage district.
NParks is also planning a greater variety of education and outreach programmes, including re-curation of existing heritage trails of the 14th and 19th centuries. These trails will be enhanced to interpret the rich history of Fort Canning Park and feature new nodes. The 14th century trail will feature the Forbidden Spring or Pancur Laranganwhich is believed to be the bathing site of the royals. The refreshed 19th century trail will feature the restored Raffles Garden and Farquhar Garden, which will showcase plants collected and documented by Sir Stamford Raffles and Singapore’s First Resident William Farquhar through their botanical explorations.
“Jubilee Park” will be restored where the King George V Jubilee Park was originally located at the junction of River Valley Road and Clemenceau Avenue. The park will avail more outdoor family-friendly venues for arts and culture activities in a garden setting. New amenities will include play features, a landscaped theatre and an event lawn.
Find out more about this restoration project here.
Get ready for an exciting voyage on the turbulent high seas and sail off on an explorer adventure at the newly-unveiled Maritime Experiential Museum on Sentosa Island.
After nine months of extensive overhaul, the Maritime Experiential Museum is the only one of its kind in Singapore reconceptualisation, this is the newest attraction on Sentosa Island and dedicated to the exploration of the iconic Maritime Silk Route.
Housing a total of 15 unique galleries including five brand new zones featuring never-before-seen content and installations, the revamped attraction will engage the senses of guests through a combination of state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits, olfactory experiences and plenty of stunning Instagram-worthy displays.
Greeted by the four world-famous seafarers with holographic effect in the Briefing Room, guests will embark on the maritime adventure through the eyes of Marco Polo, the merchant from Venice; Sang Nila Utama, Palembang prince and founder of Singapura; Ibn Battuta, Moroccan scholar and explorer; and Zheng He, Chinese admiral and fleet commander.
After a glimpse into how maritime trade and cross-cultural exchanges contribute to the progress of civilisation and shape the world today, guests enter the immersive Learning To Navigate chamber – an all-new interactive gallery designed like a lower deck of a ship. Guests can try their hand at reading nautical charts, navigate a mariner’s compass or learn more about the ancient art of celestial navigation. Replicas and projections of early trading vessels that ply the Maritime Silk Route, such as the Chinese Junk, Javanese Jong and Borobudur Ship, offer awe-inspiring 360-degree views and fascinating details on the construction of these sturdy ships.
Next, a vibrant marketplace at The Flavours of Maritime Silk Route depicts how precious merchandise such as silk, spices and gemstones were so highly sought after that traders were willing to risk their lives for them.
Guests can continue their journey and marvel at the Jewel of Muscat – designed like a 9th century Arabian Dhow – which made a tumultuous 138-day voyage from Oman to Singapore in 2010 using ancient navigational methods with a crew of 15. The immersive Typhoon Theater, a must-see anchor attraction, simulates a sinking ship in a treacherous storm, letting guests face the wrath of the sea before descending into the depths of the ocean.
Recognising the building’s heritage value, its role as a landmark in the area and the social memories it holds for the community, the building owner, Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) is supportive of the conservation efforts and is working closely with URA to keep the building as part of our national history.
Completed in 1954, this Art Deco Style building is a well-known local landmark along Serangoon Road. It was the bottling factory that produced popular soft drinks such as Sinalco, Kickapoo Joy Juice and Royal Crown Cola. It is also one of the last few remaining structures along the stretch of Kallang River that reflect the area’s rich industrial past, and contribute to the heritage of the Kallang River.
The two-storey L-shaped main building facing Serangoon Road will be conserved. This includes the signage tower, a representative feature that many will be familiar with. Read more about this conservation effort.
Marina Bay Sands's new permanent attraction, Digital Light Canvas, will take immersive experiences to new heights through a multi-sensory combination of technology and digital art. It will be unveiled on 22 December in time for the festive holidays.
Located at the North Promenade of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands1, this permanent attraction is commissioned to multi-award winning Japanese art collective teamLab, who also created the landmark Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at ArtScience Museum.
The new attraction, which took about two years from conception to completion, will feature teamLab’s proprietary 4D vision display technology in the form of a magnificent 14-metre tall light sculpture suspended from the ceiling. More than 401,000 full-coloured LEDs are strung within 608 tubes hanging within the cylindrical sculpture. This interactive technology allows users to project pre-programmed 3D objects onto the installation via their smartphones. Read more about this fascinating new attraction here.
The new building of Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre located on Guillemard Road is now officially open; the new edifice infuses traditional Tibetan style with modernity – her distinct and brightly coloured façade stands out from the surrounding buildings.
They are planning to make good use of the building to benefit everyone and for people to learn the spiritual path. Various programmes and courses will be provided and they will also be involved in social services wherever needed, just as they have done actively for over thirty years.
This new building shall be a beacon to flourish the Buddhadharma both in Singapore and the region.
Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre was established in 1981 by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to realise the precious teachings of Buddha in Singapore. Since then, through various programmes such like classes, meditation, teachings, practices and many more, the Centre has benefited many people.
Have you been to ION Sky yet? Travel Back in Time and Discover Orchard Road’s history at ION Sky
At Level 56 and 218m above, be surrounded by panoramic views of Singapore as you discover history in a specially commissioned multimedia show by award-winning Singaporean Singer/ Songwriter Dick Lee. Get a glimpse of what Singapore and Orchard Road used to look like when they were fruit orchards and nutmeg plantations and how they have transformed.
The multimedia animation, approximately eleven minutes long, unfolds across four chapters starting from the 1800s when the spice trade began to flourish and settlements were established, to the evolution of Orchard Road, before concluding with Singapore’s transformation into the modern metropolis that it is today. The music accompanying the animation is inspired by the some of the best film scores with a whimsical touch that transports the audience through time and space as the story develops.
Each admission to the multimedia show is for 45 minutes and the showtimes are: 2:00 - 2:45 pm, 2:45 - 3:30 pm, 3:30 - 4:15 pm, 4:15 - 5:00 pm, 5:00 - 5:45 pm, 7:00 – 7:45 pm and lastly 7:45 – 8:30 pm. Please read here for more information pertaining to the redemption of admission tickets to visit ION Sky.
Sembawang Hot Spring, the only hot spring on mainland Singapore, will be developed into a community park 10 times its current size.
The Sembawang Hot Spring was discovered in 1908 on the grounds owned by a Chinese merchant, Seah Eng Keong. Since then, the land has changed hands a few times. It was once a thermal bathhouse for Japanese soldiers, after their occupation of Singapore during World War II.
Sembawang Hot Spring holds many memories for the community that has used it over the years. The design of the new Sembawang Hot Spring Park is shaped by the 'kampung-like' environment and will be kept rustic with various spaces where visitors can gather & enjoy the activities in this unique park. The design will be further refined with ideas and suggestions received from the public.
Work on the park will begin in early 2018 and are expected to be completed by 2019.
Expect an extended design experience at the Red Dot Design Museum, with the exhibition galleries, museum shop and the design cafe & bar opening late till 2am daily!
As the only museum in Singapore that opens past midnight, the Red Dot Design Museum is an alternative night-time desitination to visit after-hours.
In 1955, the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa HĂĽgel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum.
Today, the Red Dot Design Museum in Germany and Singapore presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.
Red Dot Design Museum Singapore now sits on a glass building located along the Marina Bay Waterfront. The building used to be the Marina Bay City Gallery that showcase the story of Singapore’s urban transformation and the development of Marina Bay.
With the museum as the new tenant, the iconic building has been given a new lease of life with clever space transformations to include several galleries, retail, cafe and outdoor seating space to host year round design exhibitions.
Bistro by day, restaurant by night; .elia brings you a specially assembled menu. Find freshly made pasta and sandwiches for lunch and come night, feast on an amalgam of flavours. They promise nothing short of a fantastic dining experience.
The new .elia takes over the former grounds of Oriole Coffee Roasters at Jiak Chuan Road. It is created by the folks behind The Chillout Cafe that was situated at Labuan, Malaysia.
On the menu: Panchetta (Trenette tossed with egg yolk, brown butter and pancetta), Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Russian Dressing on Sourdough Toast, The Scampi and more.
They have a dish simply named as Potatoes. It is a brunch-only dish of grilled potatoes on mashed potatoes, peppered with bacon and caramelised onions plus a Sunny-Side-Up on top to finish.
An establishment by EagleWings (a popular luxury yacht charter in Singapore), nautical-themed cafe & bar EagleWings Loft features a cosy yet sophisticated ambience that is perfect for a weekend family brunch or any typical work-week meal.
On the menu: Foie Gras w/Duck Rillete, Truffle Blackbeard, Marco Polo Creamoso, Lobster Submarine, Chicken Diavola and more.
A&W – which stands for “Allen and Wright” has confirmed to local press on Tuesday (4 July) that the company is on track to expand in Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
According to the company's CEO, Kevin Bazner, A&W has already built an office in Singapore in 2016 to prepare for Its expansion and is currently looking for “real estate for a flagship company restaurant in Singapore”.
It’s been over a decade since the American fast food restaurant left Singapore.
A&W made its debut in Singapore in 1966 at Dunearn Road, and the first A&W drive-through opened in 1970 at Bukit Timah Road.
A&W Coney Dogs, root beer floats, and curly fries are patrons' favorite items to order. Enjoy yours when it returns to our shore in year 2018.
New at Rendezvous Hotel's Courtyard, Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant provides a casual, comfortable environment where everyone can enjoy and appreciate special craft beer brews.
From all over the world, their carefully curated list includes craft beer brewed right here in Singapore, Japan, Australia, USA, UK, and also ciders from New Zealand and Citra Sea Mead from London. Their craft list will be refreshed from time to time for you.
To accompany their curated selection of 12 craft beers on tap, they have created a mouth-watering selection of dishes to complete your dining experience. Their food menu consists of signature dishes infused with craft beers as well as a variety of tantalising bar bites.
Lucky Bar brings the best to the West as the only cocktail bar in Holland Village. Serving up a dynamic list of craft beers and tasty cocktails along with fun bar bites, Lucky Bar is located on the rooftop of Full of Luck Club restaurant and is only accessible via the alleyway behind the restaurant.
You can order the best-selling signatures from the main restaurant to have at the bar; duck spring rolls with hoisin sauce, golden sand corn with salted egg yolk and braised pork belly bao with lettuces, pickled lotus roots and fried shallots and more.
Keeping your kicks clean can be an undertaking, and a new shop in Singapore is dedicated to make sure your sneakers are sparkling.
Holystic is Singapore's first full-service sneaker laundry. Find them at Wheelock Place from 18 March 2017 onwards.
Holystic started online 2 months ago and was created to allow Sneaker collectors a place they could go, to solve their sneaker cleaning and restoration needs. Most people do not know what to do or how to do when it comes to sneaker care and grooming. Many are using the wrong method or solution to clean their sneakers causing damages to their highly-prized collection/purchase. This was evident in their overwhelming online orders when we started, and that gave them the motivation to open a proper brick and mortar shop.
They want to make your life easier by helping you keep your kicks fresh and crisp, so you don't have to do it yourself and mess them up. Their services include Sneaker Cleaning, Sneaker Restoration as well as Sneaker Customisation for customers who wants a fresh and unique new look for their sneakers.
Tucked at the edge of Orchard Road within the vibrant arts enclave, Straits Cafe adds much dazzle to the heart of a heritage district. This 120-seater restaurant nestled in Rendezvous Hotel has undergone a recent facelift.
The restaurant’s new facade boasts a myriad of bold colours and geometric accents, a generous use of marble and wood furnishing, and several decorative highlights such as rustic Chinese baskets, vintage enamelware of tingkat, plates and mugs, and quirky display pieces, creating a contemporary dining setting with a touch of traditional that is sure to encapsulate a cosy dining experience for all.
Established since 1998, Straits Cafe presents an iconic buffet spread of local and international fare from the Straits Settlement of Penang, Singapore and Malaysia. Its menu features an extensive spread of fresh seafood, sashimi and signature favourites such as Nonya Laksa, Popiah, Kueh Pie Tee, Rojak and an array of durian desserts!
At MOC Restaurant & Bar, they will bring to you authentic Vietnamese food as seen on the streets of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. They believe that the best chefs in Vietnam are on the streets cooking in their makeshift stalls which they spent their entire adult life mastering that one dish. Opening soon at Greenwood Avenue.
For the past 3 years, they have been meeting the Vietnamese street chefs and learning from them their secret recipes. MOC's ingredients are brought over from Vietnam weekly where they fly over personally and hand-carry back to Singapore. They have even imported a whole oven and flour just to re-create the famous Banh Mi!
Morsels is a creative atelier serving wildly creative small plates of ingredient driven and artisanal fine eclectic cuisine, and yet one can expect a dining experience similar to dining in a friend`s home. Relocated from Mayo Street, you will find the new Morsels at Dempsey Road.
Chef Owner Petrina Loh helms the kitchen and draws from her love for the arts to create an artisanal menu that is imaginative yet comforting. Her signature structured approached coupled with a deep respect for ingredients bring about soulful food with flavors that excite the palate.
Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, an architectural masterpiece of the nineteenth century, also represents a unique pageant of Singapore history. Its restoration work took 25 years and was completed late last year.
Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery is not only the oldest Buddhist monastery in Singapore but also the only Buddhist monastery in Singapore gazetted as a National Monument, symbolizing its historical and architectural value. Built in accordance to the traditional Chinese courtyard layout – the Heyuan concept. It has a unique blend of architectural styles from Fuzhou , Quanzhou and Zhangzhou Counties of Fujian province and Chaozhou County of Guangdong province in southern China.
Porta Fine Food & Import Company is the doorway to an eclectic haven of modern European cuisine and inspiring epicurean treasures from around the world. Expect dishes that skillfully combine fresh produce and seasonal flavours, as well as a retail area that will inspire one to create a wholesome meal worth savouring.
Porta aims to bring to you a fresh experience every season, the focused a la carte menu will be updated every season. Each item on the menu is made from scratch and combines the use of seasonal flavours and premium ingredients.
Helming Porta’s kitchen is Executive Chef Michael Suyanto. Trained in the classical French culinary traditions, the 31 year-old Indonesian has 12 years of culinary experience under his belt. An advocate of presenting his dishes in a clean and simple manner, Michael prefers to let his cooking skills and harmonious use of quality ingredients impress.
Located at 1094 Serangoon Road, Platform 1094 is a restaurant exquisitely decorated as the wizarding world with warm wooden flooring and ceiling. Castle-like bricks were used for the walls together with imported tables and chairs to further enhance the entire dining experience. Food & Drinks menu were interestingly crafted to bring one into the theme.
The cuisine is modern western food with a twist of local flavors served in artistic plating. Chef’s specialty includes pork ribs and crab meat pasta. Exciting brunch menu will also be served on weekends. To complement the mains, affordably priced fine-dining likes of plated desserts will be served. The restaurant also has a wide selection of beverages from craft beers to hand-crafted coffee to Japan imported Lupicia® Tea. In addition, it will also be serving its very own concoction of smoothies and cocktails.
Gudetama Cafe, themed around the lovable and lazy Sanrio character is now at Suntec City. "Gude" describes someone or something with no energy or strength, while "tama" is from the Japanese word tamago, which means egg.
Their menu features dishes such as "I'm Cold" Smoked Salmon Benedict ($26.90), which is poached eggs, smoked salmon and mashed avocado on brioche toast, topped with yuzu Hollandaise sauce; and Rib-"I" Don't Care ($28.50), a 200g chargrilled prime Angus ribeye steak topped with creamy mushroom sauce, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables and more.
They have a merchandise area selling plushies, tumblers and keychains for as keepsakes. There is also a takeaway section for Gudetama-themed sweets.
Best known for their Truffle Ramen, Kanshoku Ramen's 3rd outlet is now at ION Orchard.
The creation of a fine bowl of ramen is an art which requires over 12 hours of work. Kanshoku Ramen's broth is first toilessly boiled over eight hours with filtered water without the addition of added salt and preservatives. They then pick the finest pork from Holland and have them tenderly marinated over four hours. It takes a further two hours to produce fresh Hakata style ramen in-house daily. And finally, select premium eggs from Japan are specially marinated over an hour to perfection to complete their ramen bowl.
With years of experience in ramen-making under their roof, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka brings to you their masterfully assembled ramen for all to enjoy. They have just re-opened at The Central, Clarke Quay.
The donburi (ramen bowl) of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka was specially ordered by their founder. Since each donburi has a thickness that prevents the soup from losing temperature too quickly, the aroma and delicious flavor remain intact until the moment when the customer lifts a spoonful of soup to his/her mouth. The unusual color of the donburi, remains beloved today by many customers as a symbol of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
Little Bastard. What a name for a new restaurant. There's one twist...... The exact unit number and floor level of the restaurant are not listed on their website. The restaurant has a secret unmarked entrance, which they would like you to find.
If you are looking for the Little Bastard, know that he is said to hide out at The Refinery Singapore along 115 King George’s Ave, above a secret stairwell and is only allowed to play after dark.
Little Bastard is the Son of Peaches and everyone’s favourite love child. Of Thai and Cantonese descent, make sure you’re up for a naughty exploration of Asian flavours as you follow him into the realm of culinary experimentation and cocktail mixology. This little one loves to fool around with unorthodox techniques when recreating his childhood favourites so leave your prude taste buds at the door and prepare to be corrupted with the likes of cold tom yum dip noodles and sous vide lemon barley gins.
Their menus are printed “WTF”, which means “Where’s The Food”. Duck Confit Penyet ($20++), Kaeng Phet Mu ($24++, 14 Hour Sous Vide Iberico Pork Collar with Thai Red Curry), and Duroc Pork LuRouFan ($18++) are some signature dishes on the menu.
Hong Kong's Michelin-starred Kam's Roast will open at Pacific Plaza on Nov 19 at 1pm, even if its without their signature goose on the menu.
This is the brand's first overseas outlet. In Hong Kong, Kam's Roast Goose earned its Michelin star within four months of opening in 2014. It was started by Mr Hardy Kam, a grandson of the late Mr Kam Shui Fai, who founded the Hong Kong roast goose institution Yung Kee in 1942. In replacement of their signature Roast Goose which they are unable to serve in Singapore at current, they will have succulent Roast Duck instead.
YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant is a modern European restaurant embodied with old-world charm situated in one of the preserved pre-war colonial bungalows in Seletar Aerospace Park.
The 130-seater bar & restaurant offers spacious indoor and outdoor dining spaces; including lounge and bar seating. Located in one of the preserved colonial bungalows that used to be part of the British airbase, YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant offers dining experiences filled with old-world charm away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore city life.
Led by Chef Nicholas Cheng, the diverse and experienced kitchen team serves savoury and creative varieties of European cuisine. Taking fresh and unique ingredients from all over the world, the menu features signatures such as Tomato Feta Salad and Warm Chunky Vegetable Salad for starters, Duck Ragout Pasta for pasta, Flank Steak for main course and Spiced Chocolate Cake for dessert.
New Kid on Beach Road is Fasta. It endeavors for everyone to enjoy sumptuous cuisine without guilt and it is also set out to complement the pace and taste-buds of the modern lifestyle.
Drawing from culinary traditions around the world, Fasta unite the freshest ingredients to create healthy, delectable fusion dishes. Catering to the hustle and bustle of modern life, they serve you the best taste in the shortest time. Fun, fast and quirky food available in the heart of the Lion City. Go on and inject a dose of gastronomic frivolity into your meal! You’ll love it.
Wine, dine and party the night away on the water’s edge of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay at Monti, the waterfront’s latest lifestyle destination.
Monti combines the best of food, drink and entertainment at the iconic Fullerton Pavilion. The sexy multi-concept space, with panoramic tunes of the entire Marina Bay, is a novel destination for more than dinner and drinks. Monti evolves from an elegant dining experience into the perfect spot for late-night cocktails with life DJ sets.
Combining personalised service, modern interpretations of Italian food, fresh craft cocktails and an unparalleled nightlife experience, Monti is the set to be the bay’s new jewel.
Following the refurbishment, the SwissĂ´tel Merchant Court has an increased number of Premier Rooms (238 rooms), Eighteen Swiss Select Clarke Quay Rooms and six Swiss Select Studio Rooms, which offer a private balcony with a view, Swiss Advantage Rooms (160) and two exclusive Swiss Executive Floors (51 rooms) including a refreshed Swiss Executive Lounge, three Suites, three Food & Beverage outlets, a column free ballroom and seven function rooms.
All rooms are well appointed and furnished with a full range of amenities to serve both leisure and business travellers alike. They include a complimentary Handy smartphone, which allows guests to surf the Internet and make IDD calls to 10 selected countries, high-speed internet access, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe, and a well-stocked resident’s bar. Two separate IDD phones with individual data ports are standard for all rooms. To meet the high demands of corporate travellers on the go, dedicated Work & Surf areas are available in the hotel lobby with complimentary high speed Internet access throughout the hotel.
For discerning travellers, rooms on the Executive floors provide a well-stocked resident’s bar, in-room Nespresso coffee machine, daily complimentary breakfast and evening drinks at the Swiss Executive Lounge, two separate IDD telephones, high-speed internet access, a separate data port, international plugs at the writing desk and an ergonomically designed work area to ensure optimum comfort while working.
For guests travelling with kids, the SwissĂ´tel Kids Room promises loads of merry for kids up to 12 years of age.
Decorated with toys and books, the room offers beds with adorable themed bedding and colourful clothing hangers in the wardrobe. Writing desks and chairs in fun colours are also available for children to work on their paper crafts. The bathroom comes with child-friendly amenities such as a step stool, flavoured toothpaste and vibrant coloured plastic tumblers. For toddlers, a baby bathtub and bath toys will be provided. To keep the kids entertained, the Kids Room is equipped with a selection of books and entertainment options including Xbox, Wii games, DVD players, DVD movies and kids’ channels on cable TV. For outdoor activities, kids will enjoy the water slides and wading pool located on level two of the hotel. Babysitting service is also available at a fee.
Kotobuki Izakaya is one of the finest and latest dining experience from Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant chain. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Wisma Atria.
Kotobuki Coffee is the newest concept from Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant chain. It was curated by infusing Japanese western casual dining and Café house. Specialized in Kyoto-style cold drip and siphon coffee, it also serves palatable western food influenced by Japanese cuisine.
Established 32 years ago, Kotobuki is a Japanese dining restaurant that specialised in Kanto cuisine that is served in a causal yet elegant Izakaya style setting. It embodies in the world-renowned Kaizen principle; the passion for continuous improvement, that has placed them at the forefront of Japanese restaurant in Singapore.
At Kotobuki, service and food quality are top of priority, almost like a religion.
Kotobuki is well-known for its authentic Japanese cuisine which also a mastery on traditional Sashimi. A variety of Higawari set lunch and convenient bento take out or delivery are available. It also carries a unique collection of Sake with a list of mouthwatering Otsumami; dish that goes along with alcoholic beverages. Kotobuki Japanese restaurants housed private dining set in traditional Japanese ambience. Elevating customer dining experience with Tatami setting.
Housed in a stunning heritage building along the Singapore riverfront, VLV Singapore is an effortless blend of stylish modernity and tradition. Within its historic walls is a world-class culinary and entertainment oasis; stylish Chinese dining and glamorous club lounge takes centre stage, while a charming alfresco bar and a festive seafood enclave by the river completes the sensuous experience.
Dine at the Chinese restaurant and savour a masterful menu of modern Chinese cuisine by an award-winning culinary team. A comprehensive, top-notch selection of premium wines and alcohol are specially curated to create that perfect palate of taste. Wine, dine and host your private event amidst a century-old structure with a contemporary setting enhanced with oriental flair.
Immerse yourself in the chart-topping beats at the 7000 sq ft Club Lounge, where our resident DJs helm the booths crafting unforgettable party nights. Asia’s leading nightlife destination, VLV Club Lounge is equipped with the leading-edge light and sound technology for a transformative party atmosphere while our luxurious booth seats make available an intimate party space for our VIPs to entertain in comfort. Our all-day bar menu is served from the Restaurant to complement VLV signature cocktails and spirits, delivering the perfect nosh and tipple to carry you from day to night.
Head to the VLV Courtyard where shooting the breeze with your tipple of choice in Singapore’s balmy tropical weather is your kind of style. Relax and chill out at the al fresco bar with delicious light bites and exquisite cocktails. For an alternative dining option, the Riverside is the perfect place to enjoy the freshest live seafood, while overlooking the once-busy river mouth of the grand Singapore River.
VLV Singapore, a peerless global destination for the lifestyle connoisseurs.
Braci is a modern, casual-luxe Italian open kitchen restaurant and a chic rooftop bar.
Perched on the top two floors of a newly-restored heritage shophouse by the Singapore River, Braci is the newest modern Italian restaurant and rooftop bar by renowned restaurateur Beppe De Vito. An exclusive Italian hideaway in the heart of bustling Boat Quay overlooking the river, the casual-luxe 16-seater open-kitchen restaurant and 30-seater bar features progressive Italian cuisine and classic cocktails that are reinvented through modern techniques.
With a name that literally means ‘ember’ in Italian, Braci’s menu is inspired by charcoal, the main cooking method, and draws upon this most primitive form of cooking to re-define and uplift classic Italian cuisine through the use of the Josper oven and the Japanese shichirin grill.
French - Japanese Tapas Restaurant and Bar, Le Binchotan, has opened on Amoy Street.
The menu is a collaboration by Chef Atsuhiko Hagiwara, as well as the Singapore Head Chef, Jeremmy Chiam. The restaurant specializes in meat and seafood grilled over bincho-tan (or white charcoal).
Foie gras shavings with oden-style daikon, wagyu striploin infused with port wine and ume plum liqueur, and Japanese red bream atop cold-smoked eggplant with a dash of shoyu are just some of the favorites from the menu.
Joining the cluster of cool boutique hotels, cafés and restaurants at this gritty part of Little India, Jalan Besar is now home to a new wellness concept. Launched by Prime Group International, the company behind Prime Supermarket, Mahota Commune is a trendy space at Kitchener Complex.
The store aims to promote healthy living through a grocer offering organic produce and health food products, a restaurant and café and a traditional Chinese medicine clinic, all located within a shared space. Besides shopping and dining options, there are wellness activities such as yoga sessions, free weekday meditation classes and free Sunday morning walks around the neighbourhood The store also hosts wine tasting sessions as well as symposiums and pop-up markets.
With their recent expansion, Greenwood Fish Market now has a seafood restaurant in the lovely vicinity of ONE°15 Marina. The new 4,100 sq ft outlet overlooks beautiful yachts and tranquil waterfront housing, offering an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the island of Sentosa.
They feature an open kitchen with a $70,000 wood fire oven that was customised in Australia (capable of firing up a pizza in 2 minutes at 700°C) as well as a full bar that serves Tiger, Erdinger and Guinness on tap. Accompanying the 150 seats restaurant is also a retail fish market, bakery, sashimi counter and an oyster bar.
It all began 13 years ago when Greenwood Fish Market first opened in the sleepy neighborhood of Greenwood Avenue. True to their “Sea to Table” philosophy, they continue to directly import seafood fresh from Canada, Holland, New Zealand, South Korea, and US to their kitchen in weekly shipments. Given the many sources for their produce, they have a vast selection of fresh seasonal fish, shellfish, live Maine lobsters and even Dungenese crabs. Using their very own smoker, they proudly produce in-house hot/cold smoked salmon, mackerel, sardines and pork belly to offer customers a taste that is unique to Greenwood.
If you’re stopping by, do visit their fish market as well. The take away Fish & Chips is a must try. Beyond their take away menu, they also provide an additional service where your purchase of fish can be seasoned or prepared to cater for visiting family and friends. Bring home ready-to-eat Cold Seafood Platters, Smoked Platters or even our smoked seafood and meat (produced in-house using Apple Wood from California).
They offer freshly baked European breads that are hot out of the oven at 1.30pm from their bakery. The loaves are displayed in their retail section and from 9pm onwards, you can bring home a loaf at 50% off as they do not keep day-old breads. They guarantee the freshness or money-back guaranteed.
Amidst the products that we showcase are also 120 labels of unique wines that are rarely found in supermarkets. On top of our close-to-wholesale prices, do make sure to ask our staff about the carton discounts that available as well.
Look forward to the monthly Wine Events that Greenwood will be hosting. These events are a great chance to meet and learn from the passionate wine makers and vineyard owners who make the wines that you love.
Aside from their events, they also have cooking classes as a lazy Saturday activity. Here’s a chance to learn all about seafood from the experts and also, how to prepare simple but creative fares to impress your family and friends. Additionally, enjoy a 3 course lunch to top off the entire experience.
Calle Real, the Filipino fusion restaurant at Changi Business Park, has upgraded and launched a new restaurant. Comida Fiesta features a modern twist on the traditional dishes.
Highlights include their signature seafood paella for two, the famous rellenong bangus or stuffed milkfish, the lechon de carajay which includes smoked pork belly with sauce. For dessert they serve brazo de mercedes, a fluffy meringue roll with sweet custard filling. There's a Spanish wine list and a tapas menu too.
This high end offshoot of famed Tokyo establishment Hashida Sushi is set for a big revamp. The restaurant is moving upstairs to a unit previously occupied by sister teahouse Hashida Garo.
The new space will be larger, with two private dining rooms (seating seven and 15) as well as a 15-seater main dining room. The place will offer the same exceptional sushi menus crafted by food personality Kenjiro Hashida (or “Hatch” as he’s often known), a charismatic chef who trained at prestigious cooking school L’Ecole Tsuji Tokyo.
In Tokyo and located in Kachidoki, a stone’s throw away from the world famous Tsukiji fish market, Hashida Sushi is one of Japan’s premier gourmet sushi restaurants – currently headed by Master Sushi Chef, Tokio Hashida.
This inventive haute dining establishment at the Mandarin Gallery features premium grade and authentic Japanese sushi, served omakase style in a luxurious, intimate and authentic Japanese setting. By integrating top-of-the-line food and service offerings with a philosophy to impress, Hashida Sushi Singapore promises to create an unforgettable lifestyle dining experience served to privileged dining connoisseurs.
You may be familiar with 5th Quarter, the dramatic and meaty restaurant located at Hotel Vagabond specializing in Australian-Italian charcuterie dishes by executive chef Drew Nocente. After closing temporarily on April 1 for a revamp, it has now unveiled its new space and name, Salted & Hung, at Purvis Street that can seat up to 45 inclusive of 10 counter seats and 35 table seats.
While it's now known as Salted & Hung, nothing much has changed but its location, and the menu is a rehash of popular 5th Quarter plates like beef tongue, onion and wasabi, chocolate salami, and salt and pepper tripe.
Creating a unique and exceptional experience for each guest, UsQuBa derives its name from the Gaelic Usquebaugh, meaning Water of Life, or simply, whisky.
Chef Guven joins UsQuBa with his love and familiarity of Scottish ingredients, and adds his own unique creativity. He will take the highest quality Scottish produce, prepared with French technique, and will add an Asian twist.
Restaurant Manager Mark Mottram brings a well-developed knowledge of Scottish food, gained from working in Edinburgh and Glasgow over the last few years. Having run his own restaurant previously Mark is keen to provide a level of service that is unsurpassed in Singapore.
Young Bar Manager Fong Chan Teng developed a passion for Whisky after tasting a Macallan 25 Years Old Sherry Oak. With a twist of fate, he joined La Maison Du Whisky as Bartender and shortly after was in charge of the Bar. It was during this period that he followed his passion and developed a real in-depth expertise in everything to do with Whisky.
BoCHINche is relocating to Amoy Street with a swanky new interior and redefined menu.
Bochinche is a vibrant expression of enthusiasm, fuelled by chef Diego Jacquet’s knack for putting together bold flavours with quality products. Just like Singapore, Argentina is a mixed bag of different cultures, and daily life is inextricably woven with a love for food.
Bochinche celebrates that great passion for food and the social custom of gathering to dine, at the same time dispelling the notion that Argentinean cuisine is only about meat. The menu brims with creativity, offering an array of dishes that proudly showcase diverse produce and styles of cooking. Prepare your palate for an explosion of flavours!
Cool Japan Fund and the Japan Association of Overseas Promotion for Food & Restaurants will be opening Japan Food Town, a 628-seater food hall specializing in authentic Japanese cuisine.
They have curated 16 casual-dining eateries from Japan's various prefectures and cities such as Dassai Bar (Iwakuni), which is known for their fine sakes; Sato Yosuke (Tokyo), an udon specialist famous for their handmade udon that uses a 150-year-old technique; Nabe Seizan (Tokyo), an offshoot of two Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant Seizan; Osaka Kitchen (Osaka), popular for teppanyaki and okonomiyaki, and Sushi Takewaka, a 36-year-old sushi specialty shop originally from Tsukiji market. We were also told that diners can opt for healthier choice Kinme Mai rice (available at half of Japan Town's eateries), which has the nutritional value of brown rice.
Boat Quay fixture Dallas Restaurant & Bar has opened a second outlet at Suntec City, and the place still offers diners hearty plates and a wide selection of accessible wines and beers.
While its flagship at Boat Quay is a semi-boudoir set up with ubiquitous starched table cloths and scarlet carpets, this CBD branch is a modern and trendy 162-seat space resembling a glass house overlooking the cityscape. The bar is a gleaming island, with back-lit bottles of spirits and a bare-bulb chandelier overhead. The food has none of that chi-chi vibe, however, as the restaurant sticks to honest-to-goodness grub.
Inspired by the allure of nature, Calla Spa has embodied and translated its charm into their identity and interior design.
Using trees for its grand and mysterious characteristics as their focal theme, the entire space is seemed to be encapsulated in a dream-like forest. By incorporating elements of nature in their earthy on-sen designed pool areas and white forest Bistro, the lifestyle spa is a mix of sleek and quirky. Lavishly renovated at over 4.5 million, their space is created to be the most extraordinary sanctuary for your most comfortable and invigorating stay.
Their mission is to encourage maximum living through the pursuit of pleasure and self-indulgence. At Calla Spa, they create a wholesome approach to help you obtain mind and body resurgence by providing a sanctuary that promotes an impeccable lifestyle paralleled by the most unrelenting standards.
Nested in the metropolis heart of CHIJMES, encompassing alfresco, restaurant, bar and nightclub. It is set to give a variety of experiences. It embodies an ideal venue to start and end a night under one roof. So gear up as their Djs fill the atmosphere with different genres of tunes in various areas.
After a year-long renovation that saw a series of new restaurants and new spaces created, the InterContinental Singapore is finally ready to open its doors and display its new look to the public.
Taking full advantage of its location in one of Singapore’s strongest cultural districts, the hotel, first built in 1995, is now back with a fuller sense of its place in the Bugis area. This means there is a stronger emphasis on heritage with highlighted Peranakan influences in the Main Tower of the hotel.
One of the main points of the renovation was to firmly establish and connect the hotel to its surrounding areas. Bugis is one of Singapore’s prime heritage locations and a strong centre point for the arts and culture. Elements of this was incorporated into its design even back in 1995, so that the facade of the hotel closely resembles a three-level shop house.
With its Peranakan architectural influences also comes the culture’s strong sense of hospitality. Spaces throughout the lobby and lobby lounge are designed to be inviting. The Concierge Lounge, located in the lobby area, takes on the feel of a Peranakan living room — a place where traditionally hospitality begins. To this end, special artefacts and mementos are placed around the areas to give guests a sense of the area’s art and culture.
The hotel is made up of two towers, the main building and the heritage wing which had been previously renovated in 2011. For this renovation, the main focus was the lobby lounge area, restaurants as well as the rooms and suites.
Rooms and suites also take on a strong Peranakan appeal as well as touches of the shophouses in the area. Colours, patterns, even the air vents were inspired by those found in old Singapore houses. The suites, their renovation only just completed recently, are larger spaces with sitting rooms. Located on the 16th floor, the suites include living room areas and separate bedrooms.
Experience modern Indian cuisine with an innovative interpretation by renowned Chef Patron Abhijit Saha. Saha’s menu offers an array of eclectic flavours originating from the rich culinary tapestry of various Indian regions, recreated with a twist.
SAHA by award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha presents Regional Indian cuisine with modern techniques of avant-garde gastronomy and international aesthetics.
With a name inspired by the Singapore international dialling code, the new-look all day dining restaurant will open to diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Authentic South-East Asian cuisine in abundant portions will be showcased in the vibrant restaurant with a modern market look and feel.
The new All Day Dining Restaurant is open from breakfast through the day. Lunch is an eclectic mix of Deli style food, a large element of plant and soil based foods, with a strong focus on South East Asian taste profiles and dishes. Weekday lunch is an eclectic mix of deli style food ideal for business lunches. A strong focus on plant and soil based dishes are amongst the buffet spread, for those looking to lighter and healthier options.
Hooked! - Seafood Dinner from is on from Thursday to Saturday, the daily South East Asian selection will be enhanced with fresh Fin de Claire oysters, sushi and sashimi, tiger prawns, Boston lobster and Sri Lankan crab. plus hot dishes such as soup-baked cumin red mullet, lobster bisque and poached sweet clams.
There is an option of take away, one plate prix-fix, or a full experience of the food spread, all set in a modern market style environment. The main focus will be on South East Asian cuisine. Authentic and robust flavors, artisanal displays with large and abundant portions, in keeping with farmers market feels.
Sunday Brunch is the highlight of the week, with free flow Champagne, wine, beer and cocktails, accompanied with a live DJ performance jazzing up the weekend. Unlimited platefuls of the freshest seafood including Oysters, a whole tuna sashimi, and hand carved meat cuts, 5 types of smoked salmon, premium Iberico ham, and the signature Sunday Roast with a whole Chicago Bull leg.
In keeping with the Hotel Jen Tanglin's philosophy of the ‘little details done well’, a breakfast take-away is also an option for busy diners as well as a one plate prix fixe during lunch.
On the 40th floor, nestled between the clouds and a 15,000-square-feet Sky Forest, Artemis is a new Singapore landmark showcasing the Mediterranean’s rich culinary heritage with the freshest organic produce.
Elevated above the hustle and bustle of the city on the rooftop of CapitaGreen, the restaurant and bar offer spectacular views of the urban skyline to the sea beyond.
With dining for 120 and private room seating of up to 40, as well as a breezy outdoor terrace ideal for savouring a broad portfolio of wine, cocktails and craft beers, Artemis embodies grand Mediterranean hospitality where the sky is the limit.
The Singapore branch of famous American-Eclectic New York City bakery and restaurant with Southwestern accents has recently opened.
Clinton Street Baking Company, Singapore is comfortable and cosmopolitan. In the morning, it smells like blueberry muffins and fresh ground coffee. Throughout the day, there is the scent of buttermilk fried chicken and vanilla waffles, pancakes and maple butter. All day and night, it sounds like Latin-southern-blue note jazz with a New York vibe that you can feel the second you walk in.
When they began, Neil and Dede were a small wholesale baking company with a storefront and a few loyal neighborhood customers who lingered over coffee and muffins and tapped out on their laptop keys (before smartphones were born).
These days, most folks know Neil’s pancakes are voted best in the city, but it’s his savory roots that ground the menu and make them proud. People call it “comfort food,” but what they are dishing out is American Classics made with the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced -- whenever possible -- with lots of love (and butter).
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will unveil a brand new restaurant, called Colony, on 23 September 2015. Colony will take over the space formerly occupied by Greenhouse restaurant, which was closed in late March 2015 to facilitate the five-month transformation.
Located on level three, the name Colony alludes to the seafarious voyage that the British took to travel to the East Indies for trade and commerce in the late eighteenth century. Vintage maps and postcards which adorn the walls and decorative ornate leafing evoke the nostalgia of a bygone era, while eight different open concept kitchens, coupled with ‘live’ culinary showmanship, will bring diners on a multi-sensory journey through Singapore’s heritage cuisines including Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Western, with dishes that encapsulate the flavours from the nation’s rich colonial past.
Award-winning New York based designer, Tony Chi, who possesses worldwide renown for designing some of the world’s most spectacular hotels and restaurants, is responsible for Colony’s novel concept, which manages to encapsulate elements and influences from both the East and West, and presenting them in a modern manner that is both meticulously composed and subtly orchestrated.
Robert Louey Design fashions the guest experience through vintage inspired restaurant collateral and packaging, while the butler style uniforms designed by Mineo San of Art Marginal reflect the service philosophy of the restaurant. The air of conviviality reminiscent of the all-day soirées onboard ships that noblemen and their families took from England to the East Indies, will be enhanced by music from Morton Wilson of Schtung Music.
The newly refurbished The Club is poised to reopen its doors after undergoing a nine-month extensive refurbishment. The Club’s newly defined spaces are set to be the latest luxury boutique setting encapsulating luxurious rooms and five exciting food & beverage – all under one roof.
Upon reopening, the fresh new look will bring travellers and locals alike under one interconnected mix of rooms, restaurants, bars and rooftop venues. Planned as an ideal destination getaway to Ann Siang Hill, the once traditional home of exclusive social clubs will be a prime hotspot to revive the spectacular landscape of the venue’s rich diversity and historical roots. Encompassing a total guest experience from the first encounter until the last, The Club invites guests to mingle and stay throughout with its multitude of offerings from day to night.
The Club resides in a heritage building which features 20 well-appointed rooms including two suitesand five unique restaurants and bars. The tastefully decorated rooms and suites are lavish in style and comfort to capture the essence of pure luxury.
Housing five restaurants and bars under its roof, The Club consists of several new wine and dine concepts. Soon to join the highly acclaimed B28 underground whisky bar, guests can expect to see an impressive lounge café & bar, a graceful champagne yard, a second restaurant by The Disgruntled Chef, and the first Peruvian themed rooftop bar in Singapore. The Club’s new interconnected culture easily bridges the way to experience these unique offerings personally, capturing the energy and essence of each venue.
They offer Western comfort food and large format dishes designed specially for sharing.
It is a multifaceted space with indoor and outdoor bar and dining sections ideal for social gatherings, screenings of sports matches, after-work drinks, as well as weddings and other special occasions.
Serving a mix of robust, country-style Cajun seafood and the distinctive richness of Creole cuisine. Dancing Crab is a refreshing, American counterpart to Singapore's equally famed preferences for seafood, shellfish and rich flavors. Backed by one of Singapore's oldest seafood restaurant leaders, TungLok Group, Dancing Crab sources their shellfish from the same vendors used at the group's best seafood restaurants, offering a range from Boston lobster to Dungeness crab.
New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its happy atmosphere, lively music, and high spirits. Dancing Crab brims with life, bringing the same emphasis to its colorful location at The Grandstand, welcoming its guests to eat, drink, and be merry.
Whether traditional aluminium cases or light luggage made of the high-tech material polycarbonate, the Rimowa design is unmistakable due to the groove structure of its case shells.
Inspired by celebrated botanical artist and environmentalist Margaret Mee, Rimowa introduces its most lavish and luxurious collection to date ? Bossa Nova. With a hint of wilderness, this collection is designed to resemble the mysterious lush greenery found in the magnificent Amazon forests in Brazil.
An innovative approach and exceptional demands when it comes to quality are just a couple of the aspects that make Rimowa one of Europe's leading luggage manufacturers.
Taking over Fort Canning Arts Centre, the Pinacothèque’s inaugural feature exhibition is The Myth of Cleopatra. Restellini believes the powerful pharaoh was a figure who captivated generations of artists, scholars, historians… and even fancy dress partygoers. Over 200 works are showcased, – from archaeological artefacts to theatre props – that are related to or inspired by Cleopatra. Also included is the funeral mask, ‘designed to cover the face of the mummies in the burial ceremonies; judging by its size, this mask in particular was designed for a child,’ explains Restellini.
Close to 50 masterpieces – such as those by Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock – from private collections make up the permanent collection. A Heritage Gallery celebrating the history of Fort Canning offers free entry, while the Singapore Pinacothèque Art Academy will provide workshops and lectures. The Features Gallery is expected to rotate its shows two to three times a year.
Established in 1995, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery represents many regional artists of international reputations.They promote art that espouses the enduring values of humanity and their heritage. They have a collection from local artists who are deeply entrenched in their Asian heritage and yet cosmopolitan in outlook. They are passionate about art with social narratives, which illustrate the joys and struggles of humanity.
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is art consultant and supplier of fine art to Governments, Statutory boards, Royalties, Diplomats and MNCs. Heralding a new beginning, they have a brand new look. They will continue the same friendly services Corporate Art Consultancy, Art Restoration and Framing, Art Valuation, Art Print Services and Gift Wrapping.
They art pieces are marked with the seal of professionalism by Koeh Sia Yong, Chua Mia Tee, Tay Bak Koi, Goh Beng Kwan, Lee Boon Wang, Tan Choh Tee, Choo Keng Kwang, Thang Kiang How, Tung Yue Nang, Lai Kui Fang, Michael Tan, Wan Soon kam, Choy Moo Kheong, Alex Leong, Lui Cheng Thak, Patrick Teo, Andrew Yeo, Lye Yau Fatt, Ching Kek How, Christine Mak and other artistic geniuses from Singapore and Asia. A fusion of eastern sensibilities and western aesthetics are seen in these oil, mixed media and watercolour paintings.
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.
AltaEgo is a brand new 3 level concept located in Ann Siang, with each level bringing you a completely different party experience.
The ground floor cocktail bar and restaurant is a great setting for your social or business gathering and comes to life in the evenings with a down-tempo acoustic live band. They strive to blend the very best of entertainment with professional service through a comprehensive drink list and tapas. The design mixes bright colours to enhance the space with rich dark material to create a stimulating setting.
On level 2, embrace the intimate and sophisticated lounge experience. Sultry vocal house music coupled with signature cocktails and VIP table service complement the warm, intimate atmosphere.
On level 3, their boutique theatre is an intimate and comfortable setting which offers daily screenings of films that cannot be seen on the big screen anymore. By day we service a variety of private events and by night they transform into a sexy champagne lounge where you can unwind and corporates can entertain while listening to groovy beats and enjoying the finer things in life.
On level 4, an award winning bar which has enjoyed regular popularity over the years for its relaxing vibe, fabulous service and scenic views, across the heritage Chinatown area juxtaposed against the central business district. Perfect for the after work drink and night cap with friends and clients alike. Beautiful cocktails, beautiful music, beautiful views – the place to be and to be seen!
Celebrity Chef David Thompson’s Long Chim transports you to the streets and markets of Bangkok, with added refinement.
Recently awarded the No. 1 spot on San Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 and 13th on World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 for his restaurant in Bangkok, Long Chim is Chef David Thompson’s first venture into casual dining.
The internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and cookbook author has crafted a tantalising menu that combines traditional street food and contemporary flavours, with a restaurant concept reminiscent of the vibrant streets of Bangkok. Rediscover Thai cuisine with beef with holy basil, chicken pilaf with turmeric and cardamom, and more.
Shelter in the Woods is a traditional rotisserie restaurant single-mindedly devoted to superb food, fine wine and good company. Located in the quiet suburbs of Bukit Timah, it offers family warmth and classic European rustic food underpinned by refined flavours and expert technique.
The man behind this amazing cuisine is Consultant Chef Masashi Horiuchi, who brings to the table a combination of decades-long experience in Michelin restaurants across Europe, with native precision, discipline and systematic consistency.
Dojo, a new fusion food restaurant with pork as a specialty, has opened on the bustling Circular Road.
The love of pork runs deep for the CEO Janice Tan, as her late grandfather was a pig farmer from Seremban, Malaysia. "Dojo" is inspired by Japanese training place for martial arts, it describes its commitment in perfecting the art of fusing Asian flavours and Western cuisine.
The main highlights are pork burgers. Patties are seasoned with a secret family recipe and baked daily, served Asian style sauces and only the freshest ingredients.
Expect a cool and hipster vibe in terms of design.
The Highlander Bar & Restaurant offers a full suite of the Scottish experience in the region. For an evening of Scottish tradition, the Highlander offers the perfect ambience, legendary drink menu to quench any thirst and tempting cuisine that will make anyone instantly a Scot at Heart!
The Highlander menu consists of authentic Scottish cuisine ready to dazzle anyone’s taste buds. Only the finest ingredients are used in cooking this superb menu to retain the original flavours.
Located right in the heart of the city, Bobby’s has its finger on the pulse of the latest culinary trends, offering guests an unparalleled dining experience through an effortless combination of understated elegance and casual dining with warmth and grace of service. Bathed in natural light during the day, the ambience is capped by inviting colour tones, eyecatching art pieces and wooden furnishings that provide a casual atmosphere over quick luncheons or business meetings. As night falls, the surroundings take on an alluring, inviting mood, marked by a clever use of soft lighting that gently bounces off the textured walls — perfect seting for celebratory parties, intimate dinners, or a couple of beers with the mates.
30 Victoria St, # B1-03 Chijmes Fountain Court Singapore