Tokachi Tontaro has recently opened its doors in Singapore at Plaza Singapura and OUE Downtown Gallery, bringing the brand's signature Hokkaido Grilled Pork Rice Bowl to Singapore.
A traditional Japanese dish adored by every local in Obihiro, Hokkaido, the Buta Don combines perfectly grilled slices of charred juicy pork slathered in mouth-watering Hokkaido specialty tare sauce and served atop premium Yumepirika rice.
In addition to the Regular Buta Don, Tokachi Tontaro serves two other unique variations of the classic dish - Spicy Tomato and Miso Buta Don. Each pork bowl can be customised down to the amount of spring onions and black pepper for a fully personalised gourmet bowl. A range of delectable side dishes including Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese and Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette are also available to complete each meal. Tokachi Tontaro looks forward to sharing the taste of Hokkaido’s Signature Buta Don with you!
Boutique gym Kilter Avenue has launched HRVST, a cafe & bar concept which aims to make vegan cuisine a highly sought after and approachable one.
Injecting the cool into vegan cuisine, their dishes are easy on the wallet, good for the body, and pleasing to the eyes. You’ll be glad you made that missed steak.
HRVST is helmed by partner head chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan Choong, who have between them close to 20 years of experience of working in many kitchens, most recently in Tippling Club, Esquina, and Cheek by Jowl. Over the years, they have explored with different types of cuisines, always looking for new inspiration and motivation to continue on their chef journey.
Takayama invites you into an exclusive yet intimate theatre of refined dining, cocooned in the midst of the Central Business District.
Japanese cuisine encompasses the richness of Japanese culture, brought to life at Takayama by their chefs as they perform culinary magic right before your eyes. Savour the authentic umami flavour of Japanese food inspired by the passage of the seasons to satisfy both your heart and your appetite, each dish an exquisite masterpiece.
Takayama’s main dining room features two kappo-style counters for seven and five guests respectively, which offer interaction and personal attention from their chefs, as well as a two-seat and a four-seat booth. In addition, guests can enjoy the exclusivity of two private dining rooms, for six and eight guests respectively.
Chef Taro Takayama is a native of Wakayama, near Osaka, home to extraordinary scenic beauty and some of Japan’s best ramen. His culinary calling has its roots here and in the comforting taste of childhood dishes that is deeply etched in his memory.
Pursuing his passion for Japanese cuisine, Chef Taro began his career at three-star Michelin restaurants in Osaka, such as Kashiwaya in Senriyama and Koryu in Kitashinchi. A mere eight years later, in 2013, he was appointed Master Chef at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Singapore, a coveted assignment that saw him cook for many high-profile events and serve up his creations to celebrities and dignitaries, including Japan’s Crowne Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Having developed a deep appreciation for Singapore’s cultural diversity and local cuisine, Chef Taro went on to become Chef de Cuisine at Mandarin Orchard Singapore. At Takayama, he continues to delight diners with his culinary artisanry that celebrates the authentic flavours and meticulous simplicity of Japanese food at its finest.
The culinary culture of their menu originates from Osaka, which came to be known during the Edo period as "the kitchen of the world". Across their kappo counter, your senses will be awakened to the rich ingredients gathered from around Japan, to the sound of meat grilling, fish frying, and the exuberance of their chefs as they lavish attention on perfecting each creation.
Inspired by the changing seasons of Japan, their menu is dictated by seasonal ingredients and cooking methods. their signature dish, Abalone + Uni is the ultimate celebration of this inspiration. Beverages too are curated with the seasons in mind to complement Takayama’s culinary style.
Be the FIRST to have it all - The excitement, exhilaration, momentum & intensity of the REAL Rhythm Cycling workout. Groove to the coolest music with their Rockstar Instructors in a super fun & impactful 45-min session, guaranteed to make you sweat!
Opening soon at Downtown Gallery, Absolute Cycle is Singapore's premier, dedicated rhythm based indoor cycling studio and lifestyle destination. They are a community driven by the sweat of their ride, the connection of their pack and the joy of every rider that enters their doors.
Rhythm cycling is a full-body workout focused on an optimal cardio class with movements, music, and motivation. You have fun, hear great music and burn 500 - 800+ calories a single 45-min session!
GuavaLabs is Singapore's first co-wellness space. It offers instructors and fitness experts complete control over their schedules, revenue, and clients without exclusive contracts or lock-in studio agreements.
A turn-key boutique studio space in the heart of the CBD with 4 premium training rooms ready to be booked by the hour.
Instructors will be able to rent, host and manage their classes in fully functional studios equipped with state of the art equipment and brand new facilities.
As part of the GuavaPass community, trainers are also given access to their extensive membership network to fill spots whilst gaining exposure and expanding their business.
Helmed by Chef Dickson Fung and his team, Se7enth at the new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore offers contemporary dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vast presentations of sumptuous breakfast buffet spreads are laid out daily, while modern international cuisine are served for lunch and dinner.
With a seating capacity of up to 74 persons, the space is also available to host large groups for social or business gatherings. Culinary highlights include Australian Grain-Fed Rib-Eye Steak, Oakwood Se7enth Beef Burger, Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Sirloin Beef Hor Fun, Nasi Goreng, Crispy Chicken Drumlets and Chocolate Lava Cake.
Experience Upside Motion's award-winning Pilates, Barre and Aerial classes in the heart of downtown Singapore. Take your workout beyond your imagination, it's time to get fit, get inspired and discover the Upside of life.
Boasting 4000 square feet worth of studio space, Upside Motion's new studio is located at Dowtown Gallery. A holler away from three MRT stations: Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Downtown, power start your day with them before you head to the office or pop in for a lunch-hour refuelling session. Then after a long day, detox with some heart-pumping action or stretch it out and release your endorphins with one of their classes.
Equipped with a Reformer room housing eight Reformer machines, the new studio includes another two commodious rooms specially designed for their signature Xtend Barre, Pilates, Aerial and the newest addition to their programme line-up – Yoga!
To ensure you are all fresh and looking sharp for the next important meeting or hot date, the new studio also offers shower facilities and a chic and luxurious powder room for you to glam up post work-out! There, they’ve got you covered! Journey with them to a stronger and leaner body that houses a happier heart. It is time for an Upside perception of life.
Introducing a new way to indulge in comfort food in the Central Business District; OUE Re:Store is an automated deli service at Downtown Gallery that serves up heritage food by renowned chefs along with an efficient order and pick-up system.
With a curated menu designed by renowned chefs from around Asia including William Wongso, Malcolm Lee, Sau del Rosario and KF Seetoh, OUE Re:Store offers an array of irresistible dining options available at literally, one’s fingertips.
This convenient service allows consumers to place their order along with a preferred pick up time, where their orders are then assigned to a vault personalised with their names for them to collect after – granting the CBD crowd a more efficient dining experience, away from lengthy lunch hour queues. Prices of food will range between SGD8 and SGD12.
At Wafuken, they pride themselves on serving food that deliver the most exquisite pleasure to your taste buds and is healthy for your body.
As Singapore's first sous-vide based restaurant concept, their perfectly cooked meats are where they shine - they provide some of the silkiest salmon fillets, juiciest chicken breasts, and the most tantalizing steaks you can find anywhere.
While sous-vide cooked food are mostly found only in gourmet restaurants, at Wafuken, they offer it to everyone readily at an affordable pricing. Visit their new outlet at Downtown Gallery.
New at Downtown Gallery is Septième Largeur, specialising in bespoke handcrafted leather shoes.
Born in Spain, Marcos Fernandez Cabezas is the founder of Septième Largeur.
Septième Largeur today has three boutiques in Paris, their Asia flagship boutique in Singapore, one in Taiwan and Geneva respectively.
The choice of material plays a key role in the life and aesthetics of every pair of Septième Largeur shoes. The full-grain French calf leather comes from renowned tanneries in Europe with a rich heritage and are carefully selected by Marcos. Relentless in the pursuit for quality, Marcos continually seeks to improve the quality and comfort of their shoes by constantly exploring factories around Europe. Septième Largeur selects the best French leather tanneries and best British ones for suede.
Experience history, tradition and craftsmanship at its finest with Septième Largeur. Read more about its history here.
The Autobus in cycling terminology is the name given to the group of cyclists in a road cycling race that forms a large group behind the leading peloton. It is also the name of a bespoke cycling cafe at Downtown Gallery.
The Autobus is the first of its kind in South East Asia.
It runs on a very strong ethos of serving the community with its coffee from 7am in the morning up till late at night. Focused also on serving food that are real, whole and natural. If you can pick it, pluck it, milk it, shoot it, you can eat it!
Designed with the intention of sharing good food in all its forms, The Providore Downtown aims to create an environment for people to enjoy and learn about wholesome and quality products in an inspiring space.
Operating as a cafe, deli, bakery, grocer, takeaway station, cooking studio and wine room all-under-one-roof, The Providore Downtown is a multi-concept store you should not miss.
Oh, we should mention that they have the largest walk-in cheese room in Singapore.
Carrying versatile pieces that take your child from party to playground to playpen, online kids shop Le Petit Society, has set up their first bricks-and-mortar concept store at the new Downtown Gallery.
They want to offer that exceptional convenience to however their customers want to shop. With their new physical shop, customers can buy online and choose if they want to pick up their items in their physical store.
Le Petit Society - the little society was founded upon the desire to create versatile, well-crafted clothing for children that will journey with them from the moment they arrive into this world, as precious little newborns, to the time they step out as spirited young individuals. With the founding principle that great style should be for everyone, Le Petit Society was formed in 2012 by an inspired Singaporean couple, Robyn Liang and Dylan Ong with the desire to fill a gap in the kids garment world. Through developing an Asia-made line that delivers top quality and design, the collections boast of the most comfortable and stylish pieces befitting for all occasions, across all ages.
As parents to two delightful little girls, the founders of Le Petit Society continue to seek only the best in their creations. With their experience as parents strengthening their resolve to create safe and comfortable products with every collection, Le Petit Society believes in using only choice fabrics that children will want to wear daily, and last generations. They place great thought and care in crafting their designs and their most important purpose is, and always has been, to give your children comfort and joy through their charming collections for a long time to come. Join their journey as they take small steps to bigness making clothing that caters from newborn to 12 years old.
Patisserie G has opened their 2nd branch at the new urban lifestyle mall, Downtown Gallery.
Coffee lovers will be thrilled to know that they have the POURSTEADY, a coffee pour-over machine which creates precision pours. Experience a cup of coffee with great balance of body and flavour with Patisserie G.
The first Patisserie G was opened in November 2012 by Gwen Lim. Her passion and appetite for quality desserts are inspired from many places and by many chefs, and her dream is to be able to share what she loves to eat with others.
Try Bombe Cherise, a Dark Chocolate Sponge & Mousse with Kirsch-soaked Cherries or The Tropical, a homage to the forever summer weather here in Singapore. It is a gateaux of a Buttery Crumble base, Coconut Sponge, Banana Marmalade, Mango Passion Mousse and Malibu Chantilly Cream.
Crème Simon, the multi-awarded French heritage skincare brand opens its first flagship boutique in July 2017 at the new urban lifestyle mall, Downtown Gallery at Shenton Way.
As part of its global health and nutritional philosophy towards total body wellness, Crème Simon also sees an expansion in the range of product offerings to include two new product lines – Wellness Teas and Health and Beauty Supplements to complete its holistic global Skincare range.
Founded by a visionary pharmacist, Joseph Simon, in 1860, the #1 celebrated French beauty brand has been inspiring generations of women to enjoy meaningful natural beauty rituals. The store is envisioned as the definitive mark to present Crème Simon’s new honest, humanist and holistic approach to skincare through natural skin care and complementary nutritional solutions.
Furnished with furniture and decorative details, the store interior design remains faithful to Crème Simon’s dedication to strikingly simple and sophisticated aesthetics influenced by minimalism and post modernism. The new store offers a different shopping experience by breaking the mould of cosmetics store. It will be a place with multiple touch points for customers to feel, learn and experience the Crème Simon’s history, DNA, product specificities and personalised skin and health advices in a lifestyle-retail environment.
Through the brand store, Crème Simon invites customers on a discovery tour to learn more about Crème Simon’s heritage and milestones over the hundred years. Relaxing over a cup of welcome tea, they can explore the premium natural skin care products and receive nutritional advices from the wellness advisors.
Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, a member of Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartment solutions, has unveiled Singapore’s first Oakwood Premier property.
Strategically located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Central Business District (CBD), in the highly anticipated new OUE Downtown building, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will mark the second Oakwood property in Singapore, following the March opening of Oakwood Studios on Orchard Road.
Blending urban style with nature-inspired elements, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments are designed to give sophisticated travelers a relaxing home, with all the luxuries of a hotel.
Located above the new retail mall in the OUE Downtown skyscraper, an elegant lobby welcomes guests to an intimate oasis in the CBD; where they can seek respite from their fast-paced
The property offers a range of premium facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, The Fitness Center by Oakwood, contemporary lobby bar, outdoor barbeque, The Oakwood Executive Club and Boardroom, residents’ lounge, Se7enth restaurant, and more, all managed by Oakwood.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore features 268 mid- and high-level residences, comprised of a mix of stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. With a minimum stay of seven nights, all units are furnished with either a kitchenette (Studio) or fully equipped kitchen (one- and two-bedroom apartments), Samsung mobile phone and tablet, washer/dryer (one- and two-bedroom) and complimentary launderette access (studio).
The convenience provided by these amenities is paired with the hospitality, wellness services and personalized concierge services of a five-star hotel. From health and fitness trainers, beauty and grooming experts, spa treatments and prestigious tailors, guests of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will have insider access to some of the city’s best services at OUE Downtown.
Business and leisure travelers who need a discreet and luxurious environment will find Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore an ideal base from which to explore the city or live like a local, benefitting from airport transfers, complimentary daily breakfast and housekeeping, 24-hour customer service and in-room dining.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is set to continue the tradition of superlative service currently offered by existing Oakwood Premier properties in Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Incheon.
MAKE UP FOR EVER is a professional makeup brand of exceptional quality and innovative products. Their flagship store is one of the many exciting retail additions to the new Downtown Gallery.
Founded in 1984 by renowned makeup artist Dany Sanz, the brand offers a cult-favorite collection of vivid, high-pigment colors, superior face and body foundations and expert artisan formulas to professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts all around the world.
SAMA Curry & Cafe at the new Downtown Gallery serves authentic Japanese soup curry. Get ready to taste the furiously delicious soup curry in 30 different levels of spiciness - measured in “bears”, from baby bear to adult bear and crazy bear.
SAMA Curry & Cafe opened its first store in Hokkaido in 2004. Today, there are 10 SAMA outlets in Japan mainly in Hokkaido, Sendai, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Also available in Hong Kong and now in Singapore.
They will train and propel your dance flight, ensuring that opportunities to learn, to dance and perform will be sky high. Dancing is the hip new way to keep fit, and it’s not too late to start learning how to groove.
Wings to Wings is the first of a whopping 8 new studios/gyms to open at Downtown Gallery. Sign up for some classes and get your body moving!
FrankSkincare is a 100% organic luxury skincare line which produces small batches of fresh skincare products that are non-GMO and free from animal testings.
Formulated by organic beauty fanatics, FrankSkincare products are made with a focus on achieving healthy skin for everyone.
They carefully source top-grade natural active ingredients from different parts of the world, making sure they are packed with genuine benefits and contain no harmful chemicals.
Their ingredients are 100% natural, 100% non-GMO, 100% Organic, 100% paraben-free and 100% against animal testing. Their ingredients are certified organic by international organizations United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
Think of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel's Chicken Rice but in a lighter, fuss-free version at a quick-serve venue near you. The iconic and much beloved Chatterbox now brings you a selection of its signature flavours specially packaged for those on the go. Visit Express by Chatterbox at the new Downtown Gallery and take your pick of value meals and local favourites for dine-in or takeaway.
Perfect for casual get-togethers and pre dinner meet-ups, VENUE By Sebastian is one of the first few dining establishments to open at the swanky new Downtown Gallery in the heart of the central commercial district. Occupying 1,900 sqft space on the ground floor of Downtown Gallery, the 80-seat communal dining restaurant is set to inspire diners with its exciting contemporary European fare.
Helmed by Chef-Owner Sebastian Ng, former Chef-Owner of the now-defunct Restaurant Ember, and Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Lee, former Head Chef of Artichoke, VENUE By Sebastian is guided by the chefs’ beliefs in serving unpretentious yet tasty and well-balanced meals for all diners.
Curated with meticulous details over months of experimentation, the extensive menu at VENUE By Sebastian is a harmonious blend of modern European culinary techniques and quality ingredients, imbued with a refreshing touch of Asian flavours.
Running on a sharing plates concept, the lunch and dinner menus are designed to feature a mix of communal dishes in sharing portions across eight dish categories including, ‘Toast’, ‘Fritti & Greens’, ‘Pasta’, ‘Raw, Cured & Smoked’, ‘Pan, Coal & Roast’, ‘Sides’ and ‘Sweets’.
Hipster Japanese coffee joint, Omotesando Koffee which draws crowds in Hong Kong and Tokyo is coming soon to Singapore at the new Downtown Gallery by Shenton Way.
It actually started off as a Tokyo pop-up in the luxurious Omotesando residential distract.
The cafe is famous for its minimalist style, as well as their signature custard cake which come in bite-sized cubes.
The coffee beans to be used here in Singapore will be roasted in Kyoto by Ogawa Coffee Roasters, just like the outlet in Japan. And their Singapore outlet's baristas will be trained by the baristas from Omotesando Japan and Hong Kong for three to six months.
Sichuan is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from the use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper.
Enjoy an authentic rendition of Sichuan classics at Chen’s Mapo Tofu at the new Downtown Gallery.
On the menu are set meals featuring the must-try Chen’s Signature Mapo Tofu, alongside oh-so-delicious rice and noodle specialities that are sure to hit just the right spot.
The Work Project (a Hong Kong-based co-working space operator) will be opening soon in June 2017. It will fill the entire 4th floor of the new OUE Downtown Gallery located at Shenton Way.
The new 20,000 sq ft of co-working space will have:
230 private workstations, 100 hot desks and 120 collaboration spaces
Over 20 meeting rooms
Event space and workshop room
Full-service pantry including breakfast and lunch selection from The Providore
Full-service café by Omotesando Koffee
Nursing and first aid room
The Work Project has carefully designed a multi-sensory environment to enhance productivity: Every single element – including music, scent, refreshments and furniture has been carefully curated with the goal of improving productivity and work experience. Members are empowered with access to a range of facilities, services and thoughtfully curated amenities that will help accelerate their rise.
The new JustCo coworking centre at UIC Building is slated to open in May.
JustCo prides itself on being the largest co-working space provider in Singapore and is the coworking spinoff of JustOffice, a serviced office provider which has five locations in Singapore and another two in Shanghai.
At 40,000 square feet (3,700 square metres), this new space stretches across two floors and will be capable of accommodating more than 1,000 desks.
The UIC Building location is JustCo’s fourth coworking space in Singapore, in addition to their Robinson Road and Raffles Quay locations. In May, JustCo will also be opening a location at the Marina One tower in Marina Bay.