Following the continued success of retro arcade bar and discotheque, NINETEEN80, A Phat Cat Collective is excited to announce the launch of its second bar and club concept, Pinball Wizard. Opening its doors from mid-September 2019, the new space draws inspiration from the vintage glory days of the popular arcade machine, the pinball, with imaginative drinks and music of the 90s mixed with 00s and current hits.
Located in the basement of Sim Lim Square, Pinball Wizard breathes fresh life into the iconic building, in which after opening in the late 80s, has become known as the largest hub for gadgets and tech in Singapore. Pinball Wizard is the first concept bar to open in Sim Lim Square, following the rejuvenation of offerings within the IT mall with hip cafes and retail spaces. Combining timeless pinball games with a great entertainment line-up and bar programme, Pinball Wizard will open throughout the evening before transitioning into club mode at night.
Describing their latest venture, Joshua Pillai, Managing Director of A Phat Cat Collective says, “Sim Lim Square is an unsuspecting yet exciting choice for our newest concept. Fueled by the offbeat charm of Sim Lim Square, we wanted to create a hidden intimate space that is unexpected but stylish with lots of character.” Yafith A. Hamid, A Phat Cat Collective’s Operations Director, adds, “Pinballs have become a rare find in Singapore, and we are thrilled to introduce a bar and club that puts a spotlight on it. We had requests for pinballs in NINETEEN80, and we thought that it was something that we could build an entire theme around. It is simple and accessible for anyone to play with just two buttons, but it’s a game that comes alive and has inspired a massive culture surrounding it.”
A Phat Cat Collective is made up of co-founders Joshua Pillai, Yafith A. Hamid (YA5TH) and Francesca Aurora Way, who are known for their curated concepts and events within the F&B and nightlife scene in Singapore. In June 2018, they launched their first concept, NINETEEN80, which is located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, provides a nostalgic throwback to all things 80s.
As Singapore’s only dedicated pinball bar, Pinball Wizard, which is also the name of the classic rock anthem by British rock band, The Who, is an endearing moniker for pinball enthusiasts. Playful creativity abounds in this imaginarium of the past and present, through an out-of-the- box and groovy perspective on music, games, design, innovation and popular culture.
Located along Short Street, Zazz Pizza serves handcrafted pizzas which are baked to perfection using their in-house wood-fired oven. Patrons can also enjoy their pastas with freshly-made sauces using quality ingredients prepared by their chefs. Zazz Pizza will definitely delight your taste buds.
Roche Bobois, the French worldwide leading brand in design and distribution of high-end furniture has proudly announced the grand opening of its Singapore showroom with a brand-new design concept. The new showroom spans over 5,300 square-feet and features an expansive floor-to-ceiling window to frame the beautiful selection of Roche Bobois’s best collections in a dynamic space; this elegant showroom opening also marks another milestone in the brand's significant expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
Located at ground level of Boon Siew Building along Bukit Timah Road, the Roche Bobois Singapore Showroom possesses a wide store front to entice passers-by to peek into its luxe interior, which from a distance resembles a jewel box.
The new showroom of Singapore enjoys an incredibly large window that brings visibility and light to the showroom. The focus is indeed to highlight that advantage, and thanks to a mirror illusion, they have created a double exposure that makes the showroom look bigger. Inspiration has been found in the green space in the surroundings. The illusion of an outdoor space within the showroom has been created, giving the impression that indoor and outdoor spaces are a single and same place. The light wood flooring is chosen to go with that peaceful indoor garden ambiance and highlight the gorgeous green wall. While the geometric indoor partition creates an open space, the dark walls disappear to leave the eye attracted by the light, creating depth in the showroom.
Roche Bobois is a ‘story of people’, a ‘family saga’ which is still continuing with descendants of the founders acting as today’scompany directors. It all began with the fateful meeting of two families, the Roches, a family from France with a successful family furniture business since the 1800s, and the Chouchans, immigrants from Russia who in 1950 opened their own furniture showroom in Paris called ‘Au Beau Bois’ (‘beautiful wood’) - a brand name which would later evolve into ‘Bobois’.
Together, they formed a bond with a mission to offer customers high-quality and innovative designs relevant to the time. By theearly 60’s, they had already designed their first collection together. The first Roche Bobois showroom, designed by the visionary architect and designer Pierre Paulin, was opened at the same time on the Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Today, Roche Bobois has more than 265 showrooms in over 55 countries, a true mark of its ambitious, accelerated programme of international growth. After 17 new stores opened in 2017, this growth has continued in 2018 in vibrant cities such as HanoÃ¯, Washington, Tokyo and San Diego among others.
With a growing presence all over the world, Roche Bobois embodies the full diversity of French design. Thanks to its long-established network of European manufacturers and fruitful relationships with talented designers (such as Marcel Wanders, Kenzo Takada, Ora Ito among others) and also with prestigious fashion houses (e.g. Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni Home), the brand has risen to the challenge of achieving an international presence by offering every client a personalised approach to home design and decor.
Tekka Place, the intergrated development located at the junction of Serangoon Road & Sungei Road in Little India, will have an emphasis on the arts and culture, with dedicated spaces to host exhibitions, artwork and performances. It is slated for completion in the later part of 2019.
Comprising a 10-storey Main Block and 7-storey Annex Block, their mixed-use development includes 320 serviced residences and an outdoor rooftop area for delightful F&B choices, along with a diverse mix of 80 curated retail outlets.
In partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and local associations, Tekka Place will also celebrate the rich heritage of the area with a space dedicated for events and activities.
Located at the gateway of Little India, Tekka Place is at the crossroads of contemporary living and rich heritage. Because of its unique location, the area is assured of an ideal mix of international and local interests. Tekka Place’s accessibility from the Downtown and North-East lines and major expressways makes it well-positioned for success.
62 years on, popular homegrown brand Old Chang Kee opens its first flagship store right at the original location of its very first stall.
Old Chang Kee has its humble beginnings in 1956 in a small stall in a coffee shop near the then Rex Cinema along Mackenzie Road. People from every corner of Singapore would travel to this stall to savor the perfect curry puff, then known affectionately as the "Rex Curry Puff".
The 50-seater heritage-themed setting flagship coffee house will not only serve the usual Old Chang Kee delights. Their new offerings like Flower Bread (seven fluffy buns with a choice of curry or stew) and Beef Stew Rice are both exclusive to the Rex outlet.
The casual 50-seater wine and bistro bar redefines an approachable concept to the charming world of wines. Winederlust strives to explore the synergic combination of fine wine and good food to create a seamless, enjoyable and inviting dining experience at friendly prices. Wine amateurs or connoisseurs alike should be able to savour and appreciate the wine and food at Winederlust.
Sprawled across the lobby of The Great Madras Hotel, The Great Mischief lends a playful Catalonian twist to the vintage setting of the hotel and rich heritage of Little India.
This fifth installation from The Black Hole Group is inspired from the gastronomical culture of Catalonia - with much emphasis on sharing good foood and time with family and companions. The Great Mischief offers their own rendition of Catalan delicacies, an open concept and good vibes - the rest of the story is for you to pen down.
With wooden trellis ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, Local provides an airy, informal space where guests and the neighbourhood community can enjoy gourmet coffees and delicious all-day dining. The generous breakfast buffet sets you up for a day of exploring the city, while lunch becomes a treat thanks to salad and dessert buffets.
You can relax on a comfortable sofa in their lounge and bar, to savour artisan teas, indulgent pastries and aromatic local coffees prepared by expert baristas. The deli counter is ideal when you’re busy with meetings or refuelling after a workout. Head Chef Elvin Chew’s fragrant fusion of Asian and Western cuisine serves up creative dishes for dinner.
Opening on 30th May and situated within the ever quirky Wanderlust Hotel, Audace (short for Audacity) serves as an invitation to discover new taste experiences that push boundaries and is the brainchild of Michelin Star awarded Chef Jeremy Gillon from Le Montana in the French Alps.
The restaurant and bar will serve up sensational French Bistro fare with a contemporary touch, providing guests with a different dining experience from breakfast through to dinner.
While Jeremy's cuisine is identifiably French, his passion for travel has imbued his dishes with influences he has derived from eating and cooking around the globe.
At Rayz Bistro, you’ll never find yourself stumped for awesome café Halal grub in Singapore again.
At Rayz Bistro, you’ll be served a smorgasbord of soul-satisfying Western fares – from fish & chips and penne carbonara to rib eye steak and rack of lamb. But what truly catches our attention is definitely its chilli crab pasta – perfect for those who seek an unusual blend of Singaporean and Western flavours.