Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
Publico is a gourmet destination playground which offers classic Italian cuisine and cocktails with a contemporary touch. Located at the new InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, the multi concept restaurant & bar has been designed by award-winning firm AvroKO. The trio of experiences includes Publico Deli, which transforms in the evening to Marcello, Singapore’s first Italian cocktail bar alongside a dessert bar, as well as Publico Ristorante with an adjoining terrazza by the river.
During the day, Publico Deli offers all of the traditional fare you’d expect from a gourmet delicatessen – Italian cold cuts, imported cheese, warm flaky pastries and more. They’ve got an à la carte menu for leisurely lunch and a grab-n-go counter for bites on the run.
If you’re looking to elevate to a riverfront atmosphere, Publico Ristorante caters to your business or social needs with a weekday Set Lunch and Sunday Brunch Menu. The breezy venue features a terrazza outdoor lounge for late afternoon cocktails and Italian stuzzichini.
At night, Publico Ristorante lights up the riverside. Cuisine is classic Italian with a contemporary twist, and their wine list will take you on a journey through Italy.
The discreet cocktail bar, Marcello, crafts Italian classics and signature tipples with style. They even make their own vermouths, infusions and house the largest collection of Amari in South East Asia.
Evenings at Publico are about more than wining and dining. With year-round festivities planned, there's always something new happening.
VLV Singapore, the latest multi-concept destination in the heart of Clarke Quay has officially launched their newest dining concept, VLV Riverside.
Diners and visitors alike can look forward to a delicious spread of local ‘zi char’ fare with a touch of innovation by award-winning Executive Head Chef Martin Foo.
Overlooking the skyline of the Singapore River, this spacious 80-seater alfresco restaurant offers diners an upbeat, local dining experience without compromising on its authentic Singaporean flavours. The décor in the alfresco set up has also been interpretively designed to recreate the classic riverside dining experience, connecting guests to the bustling nightlife amidst the quiet lapping of gentle waves, and the best view of the Singapore River.
Bringing together a selection of local ala carte dishes, VLV Riverside accommodates large groups and offers the perfect setting for communal dining.
The restaurant features quintessential types of Singaporean ‘zi char’ with comfort picks of roasted and stir-fried meats like the Salted Egg Chicken, Crispy Bull Frog with Ginger and Roasted Truffle London Duck; noodles and congee dishes; fusion items like Curry Fish Head, Chinese Herb Hua Diao Prawn and Stir-fried Sambal Prawn with Petai; and not forgetting an abundance of seafood items like our national dish of the Singapore Signature Chilli Crab and Chairman’s Crab - best eaten with deep-fried mantou buns.
Bella Pizza opened its doors in 2007 at its Robertson Quay location and has been serving one of the most loved Italian pizzas in Singapore ever since. They have recently reopened with a fresh new look after 10 years.
Bella Pizza means "beautiful" pizza in Italian, a name chosen precisely because it is what they aim for. Their pizzas are largely Neopolitan in style with our dough recipe developed through the course of several apprenticeships in Naples. They take pride in producing a crust that has the perfect balance of crispiness and texture yet is able to retain the juices of their fresh ingredients. And their pizza dough is prepared by hand daily on site by their experienced team of pizzaiolos.
Martin Modern by Guocoland is situated on a 1.6 hectare site in District 9, and is the latest luxury residential development in the posh Robertson Quay neighbourhood. It will be the Home within a Botanic Garden in District 9 with an arboretum of native trees and vegetation, occupying 80% of the land area. The garden will have 15 different spaces with various concepts like a party lawn, a forest trail, rain gardens and a maze among others.
It will house collections of more than 200 species of plants and more than 50 species of trees and palms, including the native ones like the jelutong, meranti and chengal.
Residents will benefit from being within walking distance to the Great World MRT station, Orchard Road, Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay, and the convenience of being in close proximity to popular areas such as the CBD, Marina Bay and Civic District. The Robertson Quay neighbourhood has shaped up to be a hip and happening lifestyle destination with the opening of four new hotels, many trendy wine bars, restaurants and cafes.
In close proximity are reputable educational institutions like River Valley Primary School, Singapore Management University and various international schools. It is also well connected to other parts of Singapore by major arterial roads and the Central Expressway. The higher floors of the luxury condominium development is expected to enjoy vantage views of the city and Marina Bay.
Martin Modern is an unique development crafted by master craftsmen. The master architect, Yip Yuen Hong from iPli Architects is a four time President’s Design Award winner. The project architect, ADDP Architects is a multi-faceted architectural firm while the landscape design is by ICN Design International, an award-winning landscape architecture firm.
With its location and development concept, Martin Modern offers that rare opportunity for home owners who are looking to enjoy both the tranquillity of luxury living, as well as the convenience of a modern lifestyle complete with amenities and concierge services.
Following the refurbishment, the SwissÃ´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 SwissÃ´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.
Crossroads Bar, the latest speakeasy by the Singapore River, invites with grand floor to ceiling windows, a sophisticated vibe and well-crafted drinks.
Ideal too for a charming afternoon tea or social hours after dusk, discover Asian inspired tapas and bespoke cocktails made with house-made syrups and sodas, with nuances of local fruits and spices, as well as herbs from our very own garden.
SPRMRKT started with a simple goal: to inspire daily life. It’s what we’ve been doing since 2012, and with our newest members of the family at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) — SPRMRKT Daily and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar — we continue to believe in the everyday made different.
The original McCallum Street branch brings together food, retail, and art, showcasing some of the finest produce and products in a cosy oasis in the heart of the central business district. Here, diners were first introduced to the supermarket experience, redefined.
SPRMRKT Daily at STPI will press on in enriching this dining and shopping experience. Incorporating a grocery-style shop into a riverside café, Daily hopes to become the go-to place in the Robertson Quay area whenever you’re on the hunt for your mealtime favourites, some handcrafted products, or just fresh, carefully-sourced ingredients.
Also at STPI, SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar is a place to tantalise, tease, and tempt those tastebuds. Kitchen & Bar is SPRMRKT’s first foray into a more all-rounded dining experience, presenting food of the quality of a fine-dining establishment but in an unpretentious, welcoming space that carries the familiarity of SPRMRKT’s outlets. Think ‘glocal’ New American cuisine: globally influenced, but made with local ingredients.
The Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview (due to open 1 July 2016) offers the convenience of a great downtown location while being nestled alongside the Singapore River. Known for its many shops, Robertson Quay is opposite our hotel. At night, the area transforms into a bustling nightlife venue with an array of wine bars, alfresco restaurants, art houses, and cafes. Chinatown and Orchard Road are also within easy reach for shopping. Changi International Airport (SIN) can be reached by car in 25 minutes.
Keep in touch via free wireless High Speed Internet Access throughout the hotel. Work out in their 24-hour fitness centre. Take a dip in the outdoor pool. Grab a bite in one of their restaurant venues, or sit back and sip your favourite drink in their lounge. Their function rooms are great for meetings, social events, family reunions, and group gatherings.
They understand that the best comforts in life aren’t complicated. Choose from their 476 guest rooms and suites with great city or river views, and enjoy their Simple Pleasures (SM), including High Speed Internet Access and free bottled water daily. Let yourself drift away in the crisp linens of the plush Four Points signature bed after a long day of business or sightseeing.
Empress at the Asian Civilisations Museum offers an elevated dining experience with authentic Chinese cuisine in a modern waterfront setting.
Located in the iconic Asian Civilisations Museum, Empressis a smart casual Chinese restaurant for guests who are looking to have an uplifting and lively dining experience. Offering a contemporary setting, with both indoor and alfresco dining options by the waterfront, Empress aims to make everyday a celebration with traditional cuisine, friendly service and a vibrant atmosphere perfect for socialising over some signature roast meats and drinks.
Looking for an unconventional private dining space? Empress' private dining room, Canton Room, provides the perfect balance of intimacy and vibe. Boasting spectacular views of the Singapore River and CBD skyline, Canton Room comfortably accommodates up to 14 guests and is the ideal venue for all events from business lunches to social dinners.
Boasting a breezy alfresco deck and stunning views of the colourful Boat Quay façade and Singapore River, Empress Bar (opening soon) is a casual waterfront bar ideal for drinks and cocktails. Grab a few friends and kick back while you indulge in interesting Asian-inspired cocktails and bar bites.
Enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee along with their homemade desserts and pastries made fresh daily in their pastry kitchen.
Whisk & Paddle serves all-day breakfast and hearty meals till late. Choose to relish in the tranquil ambience their riverside café has to offer in the day or enjoy an ice cold beer under the stars at their veranda at night.