With the closure of its flagship tze char eatery at Hillview Avenue in June this year leaving fans scrambling into the city for their New Ubin fix; an upscale restaurant in the city centre CHIJMES cluster and a hotel restaurant in Zhongshan Park didn’t feel quite the same. Plans were already set in motion by its proprietors, the Pang family, to find a new space that could house the brand’s signature tze char eatery concept. The components were unique to its plight – an amalgamation of years of moving around oft offbeat locations, most famous of which were its Sixth Avenue, Sin Ming Industrial Estate and its latest Hillview Avenue incarnations.
The formula is as bewildering as it is exact. An off-the-beaten-path location accessible at best by car, far flung from the city and tucked away into the forgotten crevices of Singapore. It’d count the likes of paint shops and auto- repair businesses as its neighbours, and its cuisine best enjoyed in a nondescript outdoor canteen setting that has no business serving choice rib-eye cuts, kaya toast on baguette with French butter, or premium Bordeaux in Riedel glasses – but do so anyway. Here, New Ubin’s brand of rustic roots and kampong essence, which it serves its ‘Truly Singaporean’ cuisine with, fares exceedingly.
Today, that recipe has been exacted to a tee, and with all previous moves, comes with its own set of upgrades. Located on the ground floor of Space@Tampines, a commercial property along Tampines Industrial Crescent flanked by furniture showrooms and inflatable air dancers, is the 5,700 square feet New Ubin Village. The proposition is a canteen cluster that houses seven stalls, three of which its own concepts—including its back-to- basics tze char eatery New Ubin Tampines and a brand new incubator stall programme, New Ubin Test Kitchen—all enabled with modern-day technologies that allow guests to order and make cashless payments directly from their table without having to call for a physical menu or bill. A third concept is currently underway and will be announced at a later date.
Located on the newly-revamped Level 3 of Paragon, Amaris is a luxury multi-brand fragrance retailer housing a collection of 11 niche perfume brands. Spanning 67 sq m, the charming modern retail space provides exclusive products and experiences for the discerning eye and polished senses.
Noteworthy brands exclusive to Amaris include artisanal French perfume houses BDK Parfums andMolinard that offer exceptional fragrances born from the finest, natural raw ingredients, and State of Mind, a brand that creates the perfect sensory union of fragrance and tea with a small but one-of-a- kind collection of ten pairings.
Other niche brands available are Carven, Compagnie de Provence, Histoires de Parfums, Jean Patou,Juliette Has A Gun, Lubin, Maison Micallef, and Miller Harris.
The store is designed with soft curves, bold tones, and negative space that is welcoming and stylish. Display tables, shelves and pedestals are created specially to best showcase the products in the most distinctive and attractive manner.
Amongst the collection of niche fragrance brands, the store also carries Compagnie de Provence, a personal care brand with natural products designed in Provence, France, for those who want to take their beauty and bath routine up a notch with luxurious body creams, hand creams and soaps. One key product is the first-ever exfoliating liquid Marseille soap made with over 98% natural ingredients that gently exfoliates, cleanses and hydrates the skin in a single step.
All products and fragrances are now available in store with new launches from selected brands every quarter.
Bringing you global barbecue inspired by different parts of the world; Nsquared Barbecue at Timbre+ is officially opening on Labour Day for dinner from 5pm onwards.
Be entertained with live music at Timbre+ every night. On the opening night of Nsquared Barbecue, Supersonic will be playing from 7.30pm onwards. Probably the best way to spend your public holiday, feasting on some barbecue and live music!
The newly relocated BsaB store at Orchard Central is best known for their unique diffusers. The only diffusers in the world that use 100% pure, undiluted essential oils and natural fragrances created by French perfumists.
Only the finest ingredients are carefully selected to be handcrafted into their products. They preserve the very essence of nature.
BsaB (pronounced as bee-sah-bee) is derived from the concept of Wabi-sabi which represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance that beauty of things may be imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, modest, humble and unconventional.
BsaB is dedicated in creating and delivering the finest handmade natural candles and diffusers in an eco-friendly way. All BsaB products are inspired by nature and are based on the concept of RECOVERED / REDESIGNED / /REUSE.
This can be found throughout their whole product assortment, which consists of recycled and natural materials and ingredients. Discover their scent collection of high quality scents with 100% essential oils and natural fragrances created by French perfumists.
Santa Maria Novella is now open in Singapore, bringing their trusted products to this sunny island. Visit Colony Clothing in UE Square to experience the beauty of the Santa Maria Novella store-within-a-store yourself.
Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Founded by Dominican friars in 1221, the year of their arrival in Florence, the pharmacy used medicinal herbs grown in the monastic gardens to make medications, balms and pomades for the monks’ infirmary.
Santa Maria Novella products, including colognes, soaps, bath and body products, ancient preparations are still hand made on site in Florence, according to age-old recipes and artisans methods.
Hailing from Switzerland, Stefani Parfumerie's first boutique in Singapore is now open at VivoCity.
Stefani Parfumerie originated in the heart of Appenzell, Switzerland, where space and time remarkably combine to create mindful moments of life’s enjoyment.
Establishing a settlement for fine home fragrances, Stefani Parfumerie is a multi-brand boutique. Housing esteemed brands of fine home fragrances, Stefani Parfumerie appease to the needs of consumers with an adoration for fine fragrances and mindful living. Home fragrance is an avenue of self expression for the new age to decorate the space and personalise the air that speaks your character.
Discover the fragrance that touches and flatters your soul. Be pampered with delicates of the atmosphere; withdrawn from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let fragrances reveal your personality and style.
16 Beat Drums is your one-stop brand new concept music store that provides revolutionary drumming solutions for drummers of all ages, skill-levels and styles. Their business is run by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the best drumming experience for you.
16 Beat Drums is like a "candy store" equivalent for drum enthusiasts.
Besides the regular drumming goods/things that are usually offered at a conventional drum store, they offer more exclusive products and home-practice solutions that are not yet experienced by many professionals and beginner drummers in the region.
16 Beat Drums is a business that’s built on passion and they take pride in serving the drumming community.
So visit their newly-opened store at 16 Opal Crescent and check out their products. Their friendly & well-versed staff members will be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Play. Practice. Be Heard.
The passionate people behind 16 Beat Drums also manages Singapore Drum Fest, who runs Asia's biggest drumming competition "Drum-Off 2018" and drumming festivals like "Ultimate Drummers Weekend".
Singapore Drum Fest is reputed for being the first-of-its-kind in Asia. A modern and energetic festival that seeks to empower drummers and raise public interest in drumming since 2007. Organized by Fest Events International, and modelled after the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in the USA, Singapore Drum Fest continues to bring the world’s best drummers and musicians together since its birth in 2007 until today.
Craft By 3 is a homegrown interior design-and-build studio built around the notion that form follows function, using quality products that outlive trends. Its creative direction is led by founder and Creative Director Idris Akbar with a refined aesthetic dedicated to creating beautiful spaces. Its two-storey showroom is filled with ideas where you can begin on your voyage to create one’s ideal and unique space.
Their 1,700 sq ft two-level design studio and showroom located at the Proxima @ Gambas in Sembawang pairs understated furniture with muted textures and tones on walls and flooring. It is designed in a way to make one feel at ease, calming the mind and senses as one steps through to the living room, weaving past the ground floor of the showroom that contains a studio, the kitchen proper and elements of the bedroom. The highlight of the space is the Korean Concept Pole System Wardrobe, inspired by the very idea of a walk-in wardrobe.
Craft by 3 carries various surfacing and flooring materials from partners such as Quartz and KompacPlus.
In addition to custom-tailored design, Craft by 3 also offers essential home decor packages which include all the work needed for a new home – carpentry, cement work, plumbing and wiring – and can be requested upon inquiry.
Following closely after the well-received flagship Maison Christian Dior located at Orchard ION; Asia Pacific's First Maison Christian Dior in an Airport is now open at Changi Airport Terminal 3's Departure Hall.
Available at the new store is a range of 20 signatures fragrances, alongside scented candles, soaps and ‘Mitzah’ – a collection of silk scarves for perfuming that can be worn around the neck or on the wrist.
The next time you jet away, be sure to check out the sleek 45 sqm space dedicated to fragrances.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
The newly-opened and very elegant Maison Christian Dior at ION Orchard is home to a collection of 20 signature fragrances, alongside candles and Mitzah – a collection of silk scarves for perfuming
La Collection Privée Christian Dior is a collection of authentic, elegant fragrances for men and women, created using only carefully selected, exceptional raw materials. Handcrafted in a traditional manner, these fragrances benefit from all of Dior's know-how and expertise.
Visit the new fragrance boutique and step into a world of unforgettable scent.
French perfume house Henry Jacques has expanded its parfum realm by opening its first ever standalone boutique in Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower.
Founded by Henry Jacques Cremona in 1975 near Grasse in southern France, Henry Jacques perfume embodies nearly half a century of excellence and creativity through serving the world’s greatest. Composed only of premium natural essences sourced from all over the world, Henry Jacques perfume has worked discreetly to satisfy many special requests from its clients through their bespoke collection for more than 40 years.
Today, Henry Jacques perfume continues to impart the brand’s rich heritage & legacy, with its deep rooted family traditions, coupled with modernity & innovation.
From Sunday, 14 January 2018, three new roads in Bidadari estate will be partially opened to serve the upcoming developments in the estate. The new roads are Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent & Woodleigh Link
With the opening of the new roads, three new signalised junctions will also be commissioned in the area to regulate vehicular and pedestrian movement.
Among the three new roads, Bidadari Park Drive road is a major road that will serve as the main transportation spine of Bidadari. It will eventually traverse the full length of the new estate, from Bartley Road to Upper Serangoon Road, serving residents throughout the estate.
Running alongside Bidadari Park Drive is Bidadari Greenway, which extends from the northern to the southern end of the estate. Featuring lush greenery, the 1.6km-long Bidadari Greenway will form a “green spine” connecting the housing developments to the Bidadari Park. It will be lined with rest spots, commercial and social communal facilities, creating opportunities for more community interaction. Pedestrian and cycling paths running through the greenway will also enable residents to walk and cycle seamlessly in the estate.
World-renowned perfume house, diptyque, will be opening their stand-alone store in Singapore soon at Ngee Ann City.
The diptyque story began in Paris at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain with, at its heart, three friends driven by the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot was an interior designer, Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter, and Yves Coueslant, a theater director and set designer. The first two collaborated designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson. They were joined by the third in 1961 and opened a shop to display their designs. Yves became the administrator and consultant; Desmond and Christiane were the artistic soul. Bit by bit, with finely honed taste, the trio transformed the site into a one-of-a-kind setting, a kind of stylish bazaar where one found surprising articles unmatched in Paris, mined and conveyed home by the trio over the course of their travels.
Since 1961, diptyque's passion for creativity and design has made it a world-renowned perfume house, purveyor of a comprehensive line of home fragrance (including our iconic candles), personal fragrance & body care.
Expanding the Group’s footprint in Asia, the 3,500 sq m state-of-the-art facility will offer world-class capabilities from perfume creation and technology innovation, to cutting-edge application labs and consumer insights. This Global Centre of Excellence houses the Group’s leadership teams for Hair Care, Soap Bars and Detergent Powders, uniting Firmenich’ s expertise in Fine Fragrance, Body Care and Home Care.
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, Firmenich has created many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavours that billions of consumers enjoy each day. Its passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability and exceptional understanding of consumer trends.
Each year, it invests 10% of its turnover in R&D, reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.2 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2016.
Froroll is an artisanal ice cream dessert cafe that aims to bring a refreshing twist to traditional ice cream desserts, to be enjoyed by all. Froroll places great emphasis on freshness and therefore, their ice cream base is freshly made every morning.
At Froroll, you can enjoy different kinds of ice cream dessert, ranging from ice cream rolls in a toasted bun with an exquisite selection of in house baked toppings, to artisanal ice cream desserts that are like works of art. Their desserts are not only able to satisfy your sweet tooth, they are also exceptionally beautiful to look at.
Artisanal perfume made in Singapore; Freda'D Parfum's first flagship store is now at Downtown Gallery. It's perfume bar will allow you to create your own scents like other Freda'D Parfum's quality products.
Freda'D is an artisanal fragrance house dedicated to the art of natural perfumery, continuously producing quality perfumes and fragranced products.
Their perfume ranges are personally created by their founder Freda, meticulously mixed through trial and error, ensuring that the highest qualities of the unique fragrance appeals to a broad range of customers. Every scent is inspired by a part of Freda's life, sharing a personal story through the perfumes.
Freda’D has scents for different personalities and styles; the young, the old, the sexy, and even the sporty. Pairing up with fashion not only brings out the perfume style but enhances and complements one's entire outfit.
Mt. Sapola Singapore reaches a key milestone as it relaunches itself as HYSSES, together with the introduction of a new corporate logo, website, and brand identity.
This rebranding exercise is a representation of its successful and ongoing transition to a company well beyond its minimalist spa-at-home heritage.
HYSSES is a premium aromatherapy house that carries a treasure trove of essential oil-based products including home living, hair and body care and all-natural skin care. With 14 boutiques in Singapore alone, it is Singapore's most prominent brand in the industry. HYSSES consciously designs each product to honour high quality standards as much as it pays tribute to the native communities that have helped shaped and broaden its journey. When nature pampers, it's undeniably HYSSES.
Fill your life with scent. British bespoke fragrances by Jo Malone. For her. For him. For the home.
An understated style. Defined by an unconventional sense of sophistication. With taste that is rarified, yet a touch audacious. Timeless and elegant…but always infused with a charming dash of wit and whimsy.
It is exactly these distinctly British qualities that are the heritage, and heart, of Jo Malone London. Since its inception in 1994 - when their founder created a handful of scents revolutionary in their discerning simplicity - Jo Malone London has become a name internationally synonymous with all that is most coveted in British style.
Jo Malone London is a British lifestyle brand known for its unique fragrance portfolio and luxury products for the bath, body and home.
Rewriting the rules of perfumery by mixing unexpected combinations of ingredients and providing elegant yet playful concepts where scent is used with abandon, the world of Jo Malone continues to inspire a loyal following.
Luxury French perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois, has relocated its Singapore flagship boutique from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, to the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district at Scotts Square.
Fragrance Du Bois is a niche, luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers, from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois' creations is its signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on its own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.
Fragrance Du Bois' boutique at Scotts Square boasts an 807 ft2 retail space, with a new layout, but with the familiar and signature black and gold interior design that characterises the brand's ethos of recreating the grandeur and ambience of a classic Parisian salon.
Created to arouse and stimulate sensory perceptions in the individual, a brand-new VIP area is being introduced in the new boutique, in which guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the unique experience of a personalised consultation with a fragrance expert. Fragrance Du Bois' in-house perfumers will guide clients through the fascinating world of niche perfumery, and will enable a client to capture his or her imagination by recommending a blend of perfumes that will express the individual's unique personality.
Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar at Science Park offers a quirky and uplifting modern dining concept specialising in Northern Chinese-style dumpling and la mian.
Part of Blue Lotus Concepts International that launched the award-winning flagship Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House at Sentosa Cove in 2013, Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar is the newest establishment by entrepreneur and highly acclaimed restaurateur Ricky Ng.
Some highlights of the menu; Grilled Giant King Prawn La Mian, Signature Crispy Pork Lard Truffle La Mian and Vegetarian Truffle Mushroom & Beansprout La Mian.
Try their starters such as the Tea-Smoked Egg, which is prepared using a blend of premium tieguanying tea and five spices.
Wing Tai Asia and Metro have jointly developed and launched The Crest, a new luxury residential condominium project located at Prince Charles Crescent.
With three iconic 23-storey towers and four 5-storey blocks, the design of The Crest was created by award-winning architect Toyo Ito, who has won the PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE LAUREATE 2013. Ito has also designed CapitalGreen on Market Street and VivoCity.
The design of The Crest represents an appreciation for timeless design, an intimacy of architecture and nature, and a celebration of life’s many peaks.
The Crest has been created to provide a bright and airy living environment with magnificient views. Sky planters that are part of the architecture promote passive cooling and complement the lush landscaping and water features.
With its close proximity to Orchard Road and the Central Business District (CBD), The Crest will appeal to savvy investors and discerning homebuyers who are seeking quality residences in a quiet, mature neighbourhood that has excellent access to public transportation networks and modern lifestyle amenities of the city.