Discover the world of Anne-Sophie’s culinary identity with La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore. One of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie debuts her entry into Asia with the restaurant, which reflects her search for aromatic complexity, combinations of flavours and powerful tastes that evoke emotions.
Located in the hotel’s dining room at the Main Building, the contemporary chic restaurant is beautifully designed with a graceful and soft palette that is reminiscent of Anne-Sophie’s favourite colours and materials: pastel shades and natural decorative elements such as leather or wood. As a third-generation Michelin starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic is following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, perfectly reflecting Raffles Singapore’s rich heritage.
Their drinks menu presents an elaborate and diverse collection of pairings to add both intensity and harmony in the delicate art of tasting; consisting of wines, cocktails, whisky, sake, tea, coffee, dashi, broth and consommés. The wine list in particular offers a wide international base that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie’s birthplace, the Rhône Valley.
From Bordeaux to Burgundy and on to the New World, Grand Cru at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers top labels from vineyard around the globe, alongside a personalised shopping experience with their experienced sommeliers and wine specialists. Selecting wines should be easy and enjoyable. Their mission - Find it, love it and buy it.
Up your wine game as the store holds one of the largest numbers of top-scoring wines in Singapore. Their extensive network offers access to some of the ultra-rare wine collections from around the world.
d’Good Café is dedicated to brewing, baking and cooking. Discover goodness through their handcrafted coffee, specialty tea, cocktails, quality food, fresh bakes, genuine service and welcoming ambience. Exclusive to their Jewel Changi Airport branch, patrons will be greeted by an old slice of Singapore with their interior installations and learn about Singapore’s coffee heritage through their Singapore Coffee Museum that resides within the cafe. There is no better spot than here to tuck into their food and drinks inspired by some of Singaporean’s most loved flavours.
Members and guests at Singapore Polo Club can now enjoy sumptuous creations from award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant, Coriander Leaf. The new outlet operates daily, from 8am to 11pm.
Coriander Leaf Group remains one of the most recognised brands in Singapore's F&B landscape. The Group operates multiple F&B concepts and continues to expand its footprint and offerings. The multi concept, award winning brand encompasses both authentic and innovative menu choices comprising of Pan-Asian, Middle Eastern and Western cuisine at Singapore Polo Club.
Some of the recommended dishes include Watermelon Salad,Tandoori Chicken, Charcoal Grilled Baby Lamp Chops, Coconut Ice-Cream Sundae and more.
Lifestyle company Zouk Group have announced that they will be launching US Burger Joint, Five Guys in Singapore.
The Five Guys franchise outlet is slated to open in the last quarter of this year in a "central" area.
In 1986, Five Guys opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia as a family-run restaurant named after five brothers.
Five Guys founder Jerry Murrell's mother always told him, "If you can give a good haircut or if you can serve a good drink at a bar or if you can serve a good hamburger, you can always make money in America."
Delight in unforgettable Singapore flavours and Peranakan classics at Violet Oon Singapore at Jewel.
Nestled within the lush tropicality of the world-class Jewel Changi Airport, Violet Oon Singapore at Jewel will whisk you away with their assortment of Singapore flavours.
With an elevated all-day dining menu showcasing local favourites and one-dish delights, they invite you to take a moment to discover Singapore’s diverse and nuanced culinary heritage.
Watch the dancing flames of their glassed-in open grill room, grab a drink at their long bar, or recharge over a warm meal. Visitors are also welcome to shop their selection of gourmet delicacies perfect for gifts and souvenirs.
Say hello to the iconic Gram Café & Pancakes from Osaka with their famous long queues, set to stir up a soufflé pancake storm in Singapore! You’ve seen them all over: mesmerizing, wobbly towers of incredibly fluffy pancakes. Now, you get to taste them. Hailing from Osaka, Japan, the most famous soufflé pancakes specialist, Gram Café & Pancakes has finally arrived at VivoCity.
At Gram, pancakes are passion. As the original of all Japanese Instagrammable soufflé pancakes, Gram serves up impossibly fluffy Japanese pancakes you will soon be obsessed with. Smell them before you see them. Walk into Gram and the first thing you will notice is the strong and irresistible aroma of butter and sweet maple syrup which will unwittingly pull you into the mood for their pancakes.
Pancakes at Gram are slow-cooked on low heat and whipped full of air, resulting in a fluffy texture befitting of a cloud or cotton candy. They are delicious in their simplicity, depending only on premium ingredients, masterful technique, and a bit of butter and syrup to make the pancakes shine.
Soft, airy and oh-so-fluffy, Gram’s soufflé pancakes are a pancake connoisseur’s dream come true. When served, three lofty wobbly discs are stacked altogether making an impressive tower of gravity-defying pancakes. Watch them jiggle and dance captivatingly in front of you before you dig in.
Rivière by Frasers Property sits within a larger precinct which comprises of two residential towers, three conservation warehouses and serviced apartments. The entire precinct is sited prominently next to the Singapore River, the birthplace of modern Singapore.â€¬
â€ŞThe name Rivière, which means river in French, is inspired by the prime riverfront location of the property. Designed by award-winning architecture firm SCDA, Rivière offers 1- to 4-bedroom unit types ranging from approximately 560 - 2,002 sqft with liveable layouts and meticulously crafted details. The sensorial qualities of water are also reflected in the landscape and branding of the residences. The experience of living here is one of utmost discernment and understated luxury.â€¬
â€ŞRivière also brings together the dualities of modernity and legacy; individuality and community; quiet and 24/7. While enjoying a sophisticated, lively and convenient lifestyle by the heart of Singapore’s historic and eminent river, residents here can also indulge in nature, serenity and absolute privacy.â€¬
Nestled in the prime District 10 along Orchard Boulevard, Boulevard 88 by CDL consists of two residential towers perched above the upcoming The Singapore EDITION Hotel.
A new 28-storey freehold address like no other, Boulevard 88 is a haven of peace and beauty in the heart of Orchard Boulevard. Experience the privilege of open spaces that offer comfort and tranquility in a stunningly crafted sanctuary. The iconic residential towers are elevated to provide unrivalled views, now yours to own.
Spanning the two residential towers at the top is the Sky Boulevard, creating a dramatic tall ‘urban window’ and an outstanding skyline silhouette that is visible from the city’s surround.
Enchanting and enlivening, the Patio Lounge on level 2 presents the unique opportunity to host lavish outdoor parties for your distinguished guests. An exceptional lifestyle that lets you experience a new dimension of sophistication in home entertainment.
Designed by world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie is also an urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Over a celebrated 50-year career, Safdie has explored the essential principles of socially responsible design with a distinct visual language.
Safdie’s global practice includes projects in North and South America, the Middle East, the developing world and throughout Asia and Australia. Many projects become beloved regional and national landmarks, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort and Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore.
Fresh, delicious possibilities have opened up at Singapore’s beloved Studio M Hotel, with the introduction of a brand-new kitchen led by a creative and passionate culinary team. At the heart of the upgrade is the evolution of MEMO – from a casual self-service deli to a full-service, all-day dining café offering hearty bistro fare and innovative coffee-based beverages. Moreover, the hotel’s new culinary capabilities also bring about catering solutions for events.
For years, Studio M has served as the perfect pit stop for savvy travellers who desired stylish accommodation amidst an informed itinerary. Likewise, its grab-and-go concept MEMO, offered a fuss-free alternative to the standard hotel restaurant, featuring a selection of snacks and simple takeaway foods.
With the turn of a decade and the rising demands of a burgeoning Robertson Quay neighbourhood, MEMO’s transformation is a welcome change. Decked out with new culinary offerings, a refreshed grab- and-go counter updated with modern-day amenities and brightened interiors, MEMO seeks to be the meeting ground for locals and tourists alike, by catering for their needs to simply, as its tagline suggests, Eat-Meet-Drink.
Featuring an extensive gourmet menu of light bites ranging from brunch items to hearty meals, MEMO promises an indulgent experience that is bound to hit-the-spot.
For a quick bite on-the-go, MEMO offers a tantalising array of hearty sandwiches including Smoked Salmon, guilty pleasures such as Truffle Fries, as well as the comforting Creamy Smoked Tomato Soupand healthy Pumpkin & Feta salad for a nourishing lunch.
Synonymous with MEMO’s transformation is its refreshed all-day brunch offerings. All-time brunch favourites include the decadent Chum Chum comprising streaky bacon and SMH Big ‘Brunch’ — streaky bacon, Italian sausage, potatoes, and a fried egg loaded onto sourdough toast, finished with smoked salmon — that will have diners waddling out of MEMO.
Making its mark too at MEMO are tantalising pastas and mains including the perfectly al-dente Spaghetti Carbonara served with confit mushroom, streaky bacon, egg yolk, spinach and parmesan cheese, andthe chef’s recommendation – Seafood Casserole, an aromatic dish filled with hearty servings of succulent prawns, carrots, celery and potatoes, topped with saffron-infused tomato sauce. Make your meal at MEMO a family affair with a kids’ menu featuring wholesome dishes like Grilled Fish & Chips among others.
In addition to quick bites and hearty mains, MEMO provides guests with the option of pairing their meal with a wide selection of wines and craft beers. Guests seeking a caffeine-fix can look forward to MEMO’sinnovative coffee beverages including uniquely-flavoured gingerbread, popcorn and peppermint lattes that deliver a pep-up in more ways than one.
Emanating a rustic artsy vibe across its contemporary indoor and al-fresco seating set-up, MEMO welcomes guests and like-minded partners to host their networking events and lifestyle workshops within the space. For guests seeking precious downtime from the hectic schedule of work or spending quality bonding time with friends and family over a delicious meal, MEMO is Robertson Quay’s latest lifestyle concept that is endearing itself to the community.
The Shangri-La Group is delighted to announce the launch of their first standalone dining establishment – Shang Social – at Jewel Changi Airport this April.
Shang Social marks the group’s first venture into standalone food and beverage (F&B) outlets outside of a hotel setting and pays tribute to three distinctive Chinese cuisines – Cantonese, Huaiyang and Sichuan.
Diners at the 220-seater Shang Social will be brought on a culinary journey conceptualised by three of Shangri-La’s highly acclaimed master chefs. The extensive menu features traditionaland contemporary interpretations of classic Chinese cuisine while staying true to their authentic flavours and roots. Between the formal dining space, the casual MRKT and Bar, Shang Social is specially designed to cater to everyone and for every dining occasion.
The Shang Social menu is carefully curated with inputs from three of Shangri-La’s highlyacclaimed master chefs, each a master in either Cantonese, Huaiyang, or Sichuan cuisine.
Michelin-starred Cantonese Chef Mok Kit Keung, also the executive Chinese chef at Shangri- La Hotel, Singapore, will have two of his signature dishes – Bamboo Noodles with Dark Soya Sauce and Lard, and Deep-fried Whole Boneless Chicken filled with Fried Glutinous Rice –featured in the Cantonese selection.
Chef Joe Hou, a protégé of Huaiyang master Zhou Xiaoyan and recognised as China’sHuaiyang cuisine global ambassador, will bring his personal Huaiyang favourites to the table. Chef Hou is also the area Chinese executive chef of Jiangnan Wok at Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing.
Chef Rick Du, executive Chinese chef at Summer Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Shenyang, completes the Shang Social culinary journey with his Sichuan specialties.
As part of efforts to cater to the growing needs of residents and towns, the upgraded Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre will be ready in phases from 2020.
The centre will include a renovated swimming complex with water slides, a sheltered training pool and new water play equipment. Plus it will also be home to a bigger gym and dance studio, an air-conditioned sports hall, and a new active health lab by 2021.
This year, Singaporeans can also look forward to the opening of 52 new indoor school sports halls, 32 new free-to-play school fields as well as two new play fields in Jurong Lake Gardens and Yan Kit.
One-Ninety, the modern Asian brasserie at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, is now open after a botanical transformation. The new dining destination in town is poised to tease and please with its Asian twist on wholesome ProvenĂ§al cuisine.
The ambience of the restaurant is an extension of the heritage-botanical inspiration that very recentlytransformed the hotel’s rooms and suites. The same tropical influences now effortlessly infuses the menus that feature fresh, seasonal and daily-sourced produce.
“The light, natural colours and textures echo our lush surrounds while feature Peranakan tiles celebrate our unique heritage,” says Peter Draminksy, Regional Vice-President and General Manager. “The elevated all- day dining space pairs perfectly with One-Ninety’s exciting menu designed to introduce new and unique epicurean experiences that delight, furthering our mission to ensure superior dining, exceptional service and, of course, authentic Four Seasons charm.”
Newly minted Restaurant Chef Kamarl John leads the culinary brigade and was previously from Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square. Most recently he was with Adrift by Michelin by celebrity Chef David Myers, in Singapore. Having spent the last year in the city state and around Asia, Chef Kamarl is constantly fascinated by the vibrant food heritage of Asia and even more so with the Lion City. From the nation’s instrumental role as a key entrepĂ´t on the Spice Route in the 17th Century which naturally made it a melting- pot of culture and cuisine, even to this day.
Showcasing the culinary craftsmanship driving the cuisine at One-Ninety, every meal begins with Artisan Sourdough with Seaweed Butter. Sourced from artisanal mills in Hokkaido Japan, the flour is only produced upon each order. Ground by hand and blended to our specifications, each loaf is baked fresh daily in their very own ovens.
“My Philosophy when it comes to food is to use quality ingredients and let these shine by balancing them with clean fresh flavours. This creates an experience where the guest leaves happy and appreciative of natural,wholesome cuisine that excites and comforts all at once,” shares Chef Kamarl.
These are a few of their signature items on the menu:
Foie Gras Toast, Black Winter Truffle - A classic French combination with Creamy Foie Gras & fragrant Périgord Black Winter Truffles on lightly toasted Brioche.
Seasonal Seafood Tower - Featuring some of the finest quality seafood from Southeast Asia, Japan & North Atlantic Ocean in Europe. Highlights include Hokkaido Scallops, King Crab, Blue Fin Tuna and responsibly farmed Maine Lobster in Singapore. Served with their house-made sauces such as Calamansi Aioli & Young Ginger Vinaigrette, which are infused with some of Singapore’s mostrecognizable ingredients.
Blue Lobster with Yuzu Kosho Butter - Wild Blue Lobsters caught in the North Atlantic Ocean waters between England and France are pan roasted then served with homemade cultured Yuzu Kosho Butter which is poured table side.
Snapper Bouillabaisse, Spicy Daikon, Lemon Grass - This traditional Provençal fish of market-fresh roasted Red Snapper, Clams, Tiger Prawns and Bouchot Mussels in a broth of potatoes, garlic, ripe tomatoes and a bouquet of herbs and spices, is made extra special with spicy daikon and lemon grass.
Iberico Pork Presa, Star Anise, Pineapple Chutney, Celeriac Purée - The Presa is a specialized muscle within the shoulder that is tender and juicy. The marbling of fat that runs through the IberianPork has earned it a reputation as the “Wagyu of Pork” and its high concentration of healthy, oleic acids is balanced with sweet and sour pineapple chutney spiced with star anise, complemented further by celeriac purée.
Patrons / Guests can also look forward to One-Ninety's Semi-Buffet Lunch / Brunch.
Conceptualised by Singtel and Ericsson, 5G Garage will serve as a training centre, test bed and ideation lab to develop Singapore’s 5G ecosystem and drive the adoption of 5G by enterprises in their digital transformations.
According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, 5G is slated to be the fastest generation of cellular technology to be rolled out on a global scale. With ultra-fast connectivity speeds and low latency rates, 5G is set to transform industries such as transportation, logistics, healthcare and manufacturing, and enable a future of smart cities, autonomous vehicles and Artificial Intelligence.
The first-of-its-kind 5G collaboration between enterprise, industry and an institute of higher learning in Singapore, 5G Garage was officially launched at SP’s Engineering Show 2019.
5G Garage is the latest project in Singtel and Ericsson’s 5G Centre of Excellence programme which focuses on upgrading of employees’ skills, technology demonstrations, live field trials and collaborations with educational institutions. Last November, Singtel and Ericsson made Singapore’s first 5G data call over their 5G pilot network at one-north.
Primed for affluent living, The Florence Residences is an oasis for unsurpassed comfort. This magnificent residence, towering over the low-rise landed homes provides an exclusive panoramic view that stretches across the horizon.
Technology plays an instrumental role in nurturing a safe and comfortable environment at The Florence Residences. With Smart Home features, you can rest assured that a reliable security system has been implemented to the fullest degree. Customisation of scalable solutions make every living space one-of-a-kind and incredibly versatile, giving you the unsurpassed flexibility of transforming your home to suit any mood or occasion with the touch of a button.
Whether you’re a solo traveller in town, planning a dinner with colleagues/friends, entertaining clients or is simply a local, Komyuniti at YOTEL Singapore have got you covered. It all happens at Komyuniti.
Komyuniti is the central hub and the beating heart of YOTEL Singapore. It's where life happens and guests connect, and it is also home to some of the best food in town.
With free super-fast WiFi, co-working space with multiple charge points, and casual dining, it’s the place to catch up on work and stay connected to friends and family. They’ve got you covered from breakfast to dinner as well as any nibble you may fancy in-between.
The CRL is Singapore's eighth MRT line and also our longest fully underground line. When fully completed, it will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors, linking major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi region. The projected daily ridership of the entire CRL is more than 600,000 in the initial years, increasing to over 1 million in the longer term.
LTA will construct the CRL in three phases. Phase 1 of the CRL (CRL1) is 29 kilometres long, and comprises 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. This will serve residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio. More than 100,000 households will benefit from CRL1, and common recreational spaces such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park will also become more accessible by public transport. Construction for CRL1 is expected to commence in 2020 and be completed by 2029.
Engineering studies are still being conducted for the other phases of the CRL, including the two underground alignment options in the vicinity of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. LTA has consulted various stakeholders and will take all views into consideration before deciding on the final alignment. Details will be announced when ready.
With the improved connectivity, CRL1 will shorten travel times for commuters between the central, north-eastern and eastern parts of Singapore. For instance, a commuter staying at Serangoon North and working at Loyang Industrial Estate will enjoy travel time savings of up to 70%, from 75 minutes by bus today to 25 minutes on the CRL1. As with the introduction of other new rail lines, LTA will review the bus services in surrounding areas to optimise connectivity to CRL1 and the rest of the rail network.
CRL1 will connect to the East-West Line at Pasir Ris Station, North East Line at Hougang Station, North-South Line at Ang Mo Kio Station, and the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line at Bright Hill Station. This multiplies the travel route options for many commuters’ journeys, thus enhancing the connectivity and resilience of our overall rail network.
With a rich culinary identity that spans over three decades, two generations, and multiple locations across and off the shores of Singapore, homegrown restaurant chain New Ubin Group is pleased to announce the opening of its third outlet, New Ubin Zhongshan Park, located along the outskirts of Singapore’s Central Business District, in the vibrant Balestier commune.
The 150-seat restaurant, residing at the ground floor of four-star hotel Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park since December 2018, is the hotel’s mainstay dining concept. This marks New Ubin Group’s first hotel restaurant, and is the second outlet the Group has opened in 2018. Earlier in February 2018, the Group opened its first upscale restaurant in the heart of the city, within the icnoic CHIJMES cluster. Prior to this, New Ubin existed as a single tze char eatery in Hillview Avenue—where it continues to reside—with previous incarnations in the rustic Sin Ming Industrial Estate, Sixth Avenue along Bukit Timah Road, Marina Country Club and Clementi.
Both openings put the family-run business on an exciting growth trajectory as it sets out to create a ‘Truly Singaporean’ tze char experience that can hold its own in any context, under the second generation leadership of chef and chief executive officer Alexander Pang, alongside founder and chief operating officer Pang Seng Meng, and the Pang family.
A joint partnership between New Ubin and HH Properties Pte Ltd, New Ubin Zhongshan Park will be jointly managed and overseen by Alexander and the hotel’s senior management, alongside, a “New Ubin taskforce” comprising of chefs and service staff from the original Hillview eatery. This is done to ensure that the motivation remains the same across all three existing New Ubin outlets – to bring a ‘Truly Singaporean’ experience that’s rooted in a confluence of hearty and innovative tze char, fresh produce and kampong-style hospitality.
Freida draws inspiration from its namesake, who was warmhearted, generous and the very embodiment of hospitality – creating a home away from home, where guests could feel a sense of place and belonging no matter where how far they travelled. It is her spirit of warmth that permeates the restaurant with its four distinct spaces designed to serve every guests’ need.
Right at the heart of the restaurant is the Daybar – inspired by Berlin’s urban style, it is perfect for enjoying abendbrot, a casual evening meal, with a pint of ice-cold German beer on tap, or one of the many German liquors that line the shelves. The Pantry’s open kitchen counter provides an interactive experience with chefs; a cosy, intimate dinner awaits at the Dining Room and the enchanting, botanical-themed Frieda’s Garden sets the stage for a romantic evening.
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.
Located on the ground floor of Capitol Piazza, guests can choose to sit indoors, within the main restaurant; outdoors, for a more alfresco feel, or at the mezzanine level for a bird’s eye view that’s perfect for people-watching during a light lunch.
Enjoy an assortment of sandwiches and salads or Berthold's fragrant coffee of German or Local blend. You can also shop a curated range of confectionery and pantry supplies from the deli.
Singapore is not only known for its rich food culture but has also one of the most exciting bar scenes worldwide. Step into a new world of privacy & exclusivity with The Bar at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore and enjoy a wide range of cocktail classics and new artisan & bespoke creations that will seduce the most sophisticated connoisseurs and cosmopolitans alike.
Located in the cultural heart of Singapore, The Bar at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks or after-theatre cocktails and nightcaps. Whether you are celebrating success or spending a good time with friends, let them inspire you and allow you to have a great time.
As The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is currently in soft-opening phrase; The Bar is exclusively available for their in-house guests during this period but will be open to the public soon.
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.
FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, will be opening a new loss prevention training and operations center in early 2019, located in Singapore Science Park.
The six-story, 125,000 sq ft (11,610 sqm) facility will house the FM Global Asia SimZone, the company’s first hands-on training facility in Asia and the first of its kind on the continent. The S$80-million building will be constructed by Ascendas-Singbridge, Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions. Read more about the new FM Global centre here.
Singapore is getting a new Qantas first class lounge!
Qantas has announced a multi-million dollar investment in a new First Lounge and an expansion of the airline’s existing Business Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport.
With development due to start in April 2019, the Singapore First Lounge will offer seating for 240 customers, a luxurious design and premium a la carte dining with Asian-inspired menus.
The existing Business Lounge, which opened in 2013, will also be expanded. Combined, the First and Business Lounges will offer seating for more than 800 customers.
Qantas will work with Chef Neil Perry and Industrial Designer David Caon in collaboration with Akin Atelier, to create a relaxing, high quality environment for passengers to either start their international journey or transit through Singapore. The design will embody a clear focus on sustainability with choices in materials, lighting interior, layouts and amenities all reflecting the highest local and international design techniques.
Set to open towards the end of 2019, the new First Lounge will be designed to suit the specific needs of transit travellers, with shower facilities, a cocktail bar, open kitchen and menu offerings reflecting the best of Singapore’s vibrant dining culture. It will join Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles as Qantas ports with a dedicated First Lounge.
Singapore is Qantas’ largest hub outside of Australia, carrying more than 20 per cent of the airline’s wide body fleet. Qantas operates over 50 return services in to and out of Changi Airport each week, making it one of the largest foreign airlines to operate out of the Singapore airport. From Singapore, Jetstar Group operates 298 weekly return flights to 26 destinations.
In addition to Qantas’ investment in Singapore, the airline recently announced it will upgrade its lounges in Tokyo, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth in regional Australia. A new Melbourne Domestic lounge precinct is due to open at the end of October.
The historic Long Bar of Raffles Hotel returns fully restored and continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling.
The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. Long Bar was located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. Not a formal bar, but rather tables placed next to another facing Bras Basah Road, it was a vantage point from which male visitors surveyed the procession of ladies.
The earthy decor of the two-storey Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colours and lush greenery transport patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, guests are invited to brush peanut shells off the table and bar counter to the floor. This is quite possibly the only place in Singapore where littering is encouraged!
The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink, was first created in 1915 by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Primarily a gin-based cocktail, the Singapore Sling also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine. Giving it the pretty pink hue are grenadine and cherry liqueur. Bartender Ngiam deliberately chose to give the cocktail this rosy colour.
Swing by the newly-reopened Long Bar for your glass of Singapore Sling today.
In the meantime, you can also say hello to your loved ones with a lovely Raffles Hotel - Singapore Sling digital postcard here.
The result of a unique collaboration with award-winning bar developers, Proof & Company, MO BAR is located on the hotel’s fourth floor with floor-to-ceiling views of Marina Bay.
Blueplate Studios by Wilson Associates has overseen the design, which has been inspired by the Pacific Ocean. The sophisticated décor incorporates travel artefacts, hand-carved wooden sculptures, etched metal panels and hand-woven tapestries. A distinctive bar counter takes centre stage and offers guests a front row seat from which to view the skilled mixology team in action.
The drinks menu has been created by Bar Manager Michele Mariotti, who has worked at many of Europe’s most esteemed bars. There are 14 cocktails available including ‘Coconut Beaches of Fiji’ with pisco, lychee cordial and carbonated coconut cream and ‘Mother of Dragons’ with strawberry aloe vera, red dragon fruit juice and cachaça. The list also includes mocktails, beers and wines, and a one-of-a-kind MO BAR Pilsner, developed in collaboration with local craft brewery, Archipelago.
Gourmet light bite highlights comprise ‘Indo-China Prawns with Masala Mayo’, ‘Singdog with Achar’ and the exquisite ‘Avocado’ dessert filled with avocado mousse and Gula Melaka ice cream. The hotel’s popular afternoon tea is also served daily, featuring artisan pastries and a myriad of accompanying local delights, with the personalised service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned.
The Sampan is helmed by former Ku De Ta Bali General Manager, Steve Collinson who has over two decades of restaurant experience. Following his dreams of creating a Pan Asian restaurant in Singapore, The Sampan is nestled among restaurants and the riverside of Boat Quay.
Highly influenced by the cuisine and restaurants in Asia, The Sampan is an inspired interpretation of their favourite Asian eating experiences. Classic dishes are revised and some new favourites born, all perfectly paired with a daring beverage menu that will have you coming back for more.
The Sampan also plays an eclectic soulful soundtrack by former Ku De Ta Bali’s DJ Jim Breeze to keep you partying throughout the night.
The Tre Ver is a 729-unit waterfront development located next to the Kallang River and is poised to benefit from the government’s initiative to transform the river into a lifestyle hub.
Designed by the award-winning architects WOHA, it will preserve most of the existing rain trees lining the riverfront, with lush landscaping that blends seamlessly with the waterfront promenade. The Tre Ver is also located near prestigious schools and minutes away from Potong Pasir MRT station.
Toll Group operates an extensive global logistics network across 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries. It has opened a SGD$228 million next-generation logistics hub in Tuas by the name of "Toll City" which spans over 1 million square feet.
Toll City is purpose built and designed to cater for growth industries, including pharma and healthcare, component and parts management and eCommerce, while redefining supply chain excellence in the retail and FMCG industries.
But Toll City is more than a building — it’s a future-ready gateway to Asia Pacific and the world.
Situated less than 3km from the new Tuas Port, which will consolidate all of Singapore’s current container operations in one terminal by 2027, Toll City is an integrated local and regional hub that offers us the ability to move our goods with minimum on-ground transit time.
Toll City is designed to accommodate industry-specific technologies and automation for safer, more secure and faster throughputs and increased productivity to support future and current demands in the region.
Within an environment of innovation, Toll City provides the latest in logistics technology and advancements to continually improve their service offering.
One of their systems is the SiTadeL Supply Chain Control Tower - The award-winning IT platform which allows continuous service monitoring and management, enhancing the traceability and visibility of their supply chain at all stages. The system features a mobile application to give drivers a real-time view of transit times, a web application for operations and supplier management, and devices that monitor and trigger event excursions.
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.
The National Parks Board (NParks) has opened the approximately 1 hectare Ethnobotany Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This new themed garden is the first in Singapore where visitors can learn about plants used by indigenous cultures of Southeast Asia; and it features a centre for ethnobotany which complements the outdoor landscape with an interpretive exhibition of artefacts and interactive elements.
The Ethnobotany Garden is in the Gardens’ Bukit Timah Core and located at an area historically known as the Economic Garden. This section of the Gardens was previously a space for experimentation with plants that had potential commercial applications, many of which were first derived from traditional uses.
Development of the Ethnobotany Garden is aligned with the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ UNESCO World Heritage status, supporting its Outstanding Universal Value by showcasing its unrivalled collections of economic, medicinal and ethnobotanical plants – the largest such collection in Southeast Asia. This new garden enhances the Gardens’ role as an educational provider, which is in line with UNESCO’s mission.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
Singapore's desalination journey marks a major milestone with the opening of the Tuas Desalination Plant (TDP). This is the country's third desalination plant and the first to be owned and operated by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency.
The TDP is a strategic infrastructural asset that will boost Singapore's desalination capacity from the current 100mgd to 130mgd, meeting up to 30% of the country's current water demand. By 2060, desalination is expected to meet up to 30% of Singapore's water needs then.
The TDP is a compact plant, occupying a footprint of 3.5 hectares. It can produce up to 30 million gallons a day (mgd) (or 136,000 m3) of drinking water, equivalent to the water demand of about 200,000 households.
TDP boasts of many firsts. Besides being the first plant to be owned and operated by PUB, it is also the first desalination plant in Singapore to adopt a robust pre-treatment process that combines Dissolved Air Floatation and Ultrafiltration1. Such a combination helps to reduce membrane fouling when treating seawater of varying water quality, thereby enhancing operational efficiency.
Read more about the 3rd and new desalination plant here.
Singapore’s first fully loft-inspired designer hotel Studio M Hotel Singapore presents a relaxed new outdoor kiosk venue Bugis @ Studio M. Located in the heart of action at Robertson Quay, Bugis @ Studio M delivers a fun experience with friends over drinks and genuine local Asian delicacies inspired by the heyday of Bugis Street.
Once described as the Montmartre of Singapore, Bugis Street top tourist destination during the 1950s to 1980s. Hugely popular among locals and visitors from all over the world, Bugis Street featured raucous street-side dining and buzzing night markets. Its rich and colourful nightlife scene has since been replaced by modern shopping malls, restaurants and nightspots.
Bugis @ Studio M goes all out for a design style that showcases the best of old Singapore-- wine barrel tables, rickshaws seats, bicycle wheels -- lit up by the surrounding skyline. With the oriental flowers and flamboyant ferns under the stars, one can choose to sit on the penny-farthings, with the dedicated bartender or unwind with friends at the solid wood barrels in a communal setting. The 32-seat Bugis @ Studio M lights up the adjacent green space with a nostalgic vibe, great tunes and friendly, laid-back service.
Craft beers available include those from local Singapore microbreweries like Archipelago draft, Ki Siao Brown Ale, SG Blonde Ale, Sibei Ho Witbier, Tiger and Tok Gong America IPA (S$10++ each), as well as international labels (S$12++ each) like the Australian Bridge Road Robust Porter, French La Chouette, ACME Pale Ale and North Coast Stellar from California, Belgian St. Bernardus Witbier, and Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer. A cocktail list includes the Little Red Dot’s world-famous Singapore Sling (S$16++).
Riding that bicycle down memory lane, Bugis @ Studio M offers a menu of homey Asian favourites that includes addictive snacks, shareable starters and even a few local dishes for hungry travellers.
Expected to be ready in 2023, Singapore General Hospital's new Emergency Medicine Building on the SGH Campus will be equipped with facilities and services to better manage patients with emergency conditions. As the new building has easy access to the expertise of many disciplines, the hospital is able to initiate expedient and coordinated care for its patients.
SGH constantly builds capabilities in emergency medicine to stay ahead of changing healthcare needs. This includes preparedness to handle national emergnecis including mass casualty incidents and disease outbreaks. They enhance diagnostic and treatment abilities through education, research and collaboration.
Strategically located on the SGH Campus, the Emergency Medicine Building will be connected with the main hospital complex to allow pateints timely access to multi-disciplinary care. Besides emergency medicine related facilities, the building will also house the Acute Medical Ward, Hospital Decontamination Station and other support services.
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.
With its elegant yet chic setting, The Cliff dishes out an extensive selection of homemade pastas, starters, handmade desserts as well as gourmet pizzas, baked to perfection in a wood-smoked oven, all delicately paired with the finest selection of premium world’s wines.
Through tasty plates paired with classic Italian hospitality, The Cliff embodies the essence of heartwarming flavors and alluring service, a breathtaking experience and idyllic time by the sea – or as the Italian adage goes – il dolce far niente.
Bar Canary is an uber-chic poolside bar where you can go barefooted on the lush turfs and chill under the stars. Enjoy great beats and also not forgetting "boozy pops" (a union between a cocktail and a popsicle) which are made exclusively for the bar by local frozen treats creator, Popaganda.
Hilton Singapore's Verde Kitchen embraces a wholesome attitude towards healthy eating by creating dishes aligned to their mantra of ‘real food', full of natural flavours, including gluten-free, vegetarian and raw food options. Through supporting locally grown, organic, certified ingredients as well as sustainable food systems, Verde Kitchen is committed to serving food that is best for individuals, local communities and the environment.
98% of the menu items are made from scratch, 60% of seafood served is sustainably sourced and 50% of the menu incorporates locally and sustainably-sourced ingredients, including leafy greens from their very own Vertical Garden. All chicken and eggs used are certified organic, free-range and lacto-free. This 32-seat industrial-chic restaurant is located at level two of the hotel.
Located at Singapore Land Tower, Lower East Side 45 by Hidden Door Concepts is a Mexican restaurant and bar serving contemporary Mexican inspired cuisine and artisanal spirits in a lively and comfortable setting.
The modern-Mexican inspired menu combines Mexican staple ingredient with local and regional sourced produce to create dishes rooted in Mexican flavours, traditions and authenticity all while celebrating fresh global ingredients. The beverage program reflects the cuisine, focusing on artisanal spirits with top quality ingredients taking front stage.
Winestone is a Mediterranean restaurant, late-night bar and wine retail store, serving affordable wines and authentic Mediterranean platters. The name of the restaurant reflects the idea of the outlet, a new distinguishing concept with two elements: the wine selection created out of the experience and the knowledge of its wine ambassadors and signature meals served on stone boards.
The concept of Winestone revolves around the key words: simple, attractive, authentic and affordable. Expect quality wines at affordable prices, from $10 for a glass and $48 for a bottle. Take-home wine is also made available at Winestone Retail, located within the restaurant, with a separate entrance to the driveway.
In the stylish contemporary space with a lush leafy backdrop, or al fresco by the infinity pool, Food Exchange is a cheerful spot for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
Get your day off to a nourishing start with breakfast from the generous buffet. Fresh breads, pastries and cereals tempt you alongside delicious hot and cold regional and international specialities. On weekends, you can relax and savour a lavish brunch – the perfect way to ease into your day.
The evening buffet offers a tempting fusion of Asian, European and Indian cuisine. Dishes are skilfully prepared using the freshest of regional ingredients at the open kitchen stations while you watch. An international wine list and a wide selection of beers and soft drinks are the perfect accompaniment.
Food Exchanged is helmed by Head Chef Janne Ollikainen.
Since beginning his career at the age of 15 in his native Finland, Chef Janne has worked at luxury hotels throughout Southeast Asia, picking up numerous awards along the way.
Savor delectable international cuisine in a stylish setting, enhanced by floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase stunning views of the Singapore cityscape.
Helmed by Executive Chef John Chye, Sky22 aims to deliver innovative dining experiences to inspire and satisfy the most discerning palate. With a focus on local cuisine, the all-day dining restaurant is committed to using premium quality ingredients and local aromatics to create signature dishes including ‘Nasi Ulam’ Wild Rice Salad with charred octopus, Pan-seared Red Grouper with Sambal Oelek and Tiger Prawn Laksa Lemak.
Sous Chef Chris Lee, complements the culinary team with flawlessly executed and beautifully presented patisseries including her famous sumptuous scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream.
Sip a glass of classy Paris-inspired signature cocktails. And to make sharing even better, their chefs have created a selection of delicious sharing platters, including French, Spanish and Asian-style tapas, antipasti and premium cold cuts.
Enjoy a cup of their unique tea, Le Charme, created by ETTE Tea. It consists of silvertips white tea, black tea, pink rose buds, marigold & bergamot. Le Charme reflects the charm, whimsical music, dangling diamonds and breeze as you walk through the Novotel lobby.
They are committed to providing high-quality, locally roasted specialty coffee beans by A Stimulant by Sarnies, for home, businesses and offices. They care for their coffee at every step of the process – from seed to cup – to ensure you only get the best they have to offer.
Food For Tots is the newest concept of the Food For Thought group - a self-service kids café that aims to encourage a love for Good Food in children. Situated in Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, Food For Tots draws influences from Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens’ mission to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment.
Inspired by its location amidst a lush landscape of flora and fauna, their eco-conscious café features an upcycled colander light installation and a potted herb wall – all in alignment with the Gardens’ mission to instil a love of nature in visitors.
Food for Tots' intimate space also boasts an interactive play area and weekly programmes for the little ones, so let the children come and play while you indulge in our all-day brunch items for all the delicious reasons.
Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens' Tanglin Gate, Fusion Spoon is a casual self-service dining place for families and friends.
Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of affordable food and beverages from various cuisine choices such as Western, Asian and Japanese. There is also a waffle and Korean bingsu ice kiosk at Fusion Spoon, for those looking for a little treat after a day out at Singapore’s first UNESCO site!
The main indoor dining area with its warm earthy interiors and green wall brings nature into the restaurant, while the outdoor dining area brings diners closer to nature through an al fresco dining experience.
An indoor as well as an outdoor play area for kids are available plus a 'Harvest Corner', all providing little ones with fun-filled activities while parents dine.
Urbana is one of the city’s newest bars providing a unique destination for Novena locals and world travelers alike.
Urbana delights guests with a wide selection of 25 different cocktails and several boutique-style alcoholic brands, premium coffee and teas. A choice selection of 40 wines from reputable vineyards around the world is also available, with eight different wines offered by the glass.
Kushikatsu Tanaka is a popular kushikatsu chain from Japan with over 160 outlets across its homeland. We can now taste the popular "kushikatsu" (deep-fried cutlet skewers) and other authentic Osaka street-food items without traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun.
The 64-seater flagship restaurant in Singapore is centrally-located at Clarke Quay and it will serve more than 30 variations of the golden kushikatsu, which can be enjoyed with its signature dipping sauce.
Diners can also look forward to more than 15 varieties of specially-concocted Jim Beam highballs.
Dialogue with Time is an exhibition at Science Centre Singapore exclusively on the topic of ageing. It is a fully-guided experience and is facilitated by retirees who will lead a group of visitors through various zones in the exhibition.
The key highlight of the tour are two discussion zones where the senior guides will facilitate dialogues with visitors to overcome stereotypes or misguided assumptions associated with old age. Other interactive exhibits within the exhibition also allow you to experience and understand more about the ageing process and reconsider your perception of age.
Find out more about the exhibition highlights here.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled its latest retail store at the newly opened Terminal 4, Singapore Changi Airport. Encompassing more than 1,800 square feet, the store introduces two new concepts as well as an impressive collection of over 300 brands.
Redefining the airport retail experience, Terminal 4 is the first at Changi Airport to offer a “walk-through” retail concept, allowing DFS to introduce new features and concepts for a seamless shopping experience. The layout of the new store offers an integrated shopping space covering both liquor and tobacco and cosmetics & perfumes. Travelers are able to purchase their items in a single transaction at common cashier counters, served by team members who are cross-trained on all products in order to enhance the collaborative shopping experience.
The new store sees the introduction of “The Cocktail Bar”, a collaborative bar space where travelers are encouraged to engage in the basics of cocktail making and “The Craft Collection”, showcasing a selection of craft and small-batch beers and spirits from around the world that are curated for traveling customers looking for something unique and artisanal. Terminal 4 also sees the return of “The Whiskey House”, following its success at DFS’ Terminal 2 Duplex.
This new 2-hectare test facility will support the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs – NTU (CETRAN), which was launched on 1 Aug 2016 to spearhead the development of testing requirements for AVs. Together with CETRAN and its partners, LTA will work towards developing the necessary standards and testing regimes for the safe deployment of AVs on our public roads. As there are no existing international test standards or international certification bodies for AVs, CETRAN will anchor Singapore’s position as an industry leader in supporting the testing and eventual widespread deployment of AVs.
Jointly developed by LTA, NTU and JTC, the centre in the Jurong Innovation District will be managed by the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N).
In order to be integrated onto public roads, AVs need to be tested on their communication with other vehicles, road infrastructure as well as dispatch and routing systems. To facilitate the testing of AV navigation controls in a real-world environment, the test centre is designed to replicate the different elements of Singapore’s roads, with common traffic schemes, road infrastructure, and traffic rules. The circuit also features a rain simulator and flood zone to test AVs’ navigation abilities under different weather conditions.
To monitor the progress of AV testing, LTA has installed a network of seven 360-degrees close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at strategic locations across the test centre. Real-time footage from these cameras will be streamed back to the AutOnomous VehicLe MonItoring and EValuation SystEm (OLIVE) at LTA’s Intelligent Transport Systems Centre. Through OLIVE, LTA will be able to integrate data from AVs and the CCTVs to evaluate the readiness of AVs for public use. Please refer to the Annex for the Test Centre’s layout and detailed features.
Level Up at Clarke Quay is a unique lifestyle concept aimed at providing a comfortable and relaxed social setting to promote conversations and interaction. Combining a wide array of retro arcade games and drinking games with live entertainment from key local musicians, Level Up serves up casual bar fare with an Asian twist, paired with an array of drinks and jug options that are perfect for sharing.
Whether you're an 80s baby or 90s honey, Level Up is sure to have you enticed with its variety of arcade games on offer that will appeal to anyone from button smashers to racing heads.
Comfortably accommodating up to 250 people, Level Up's graphic wall will be the ideal backdrop for both corporate and private events too.
Housed on the second storey of a conservational shophouse, Level Up spans over 6,400 square feet with an unparalleled view of Singapore River riverfront and is set to be the latest hotspot and go-to destination at the heart of bustling Clarke Quay with its 'Eat, Drink, Play' motto.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the enhanced conveyance system of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 to mark the start of construction works.
A super highway for used water management, the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) was conceived in the 1990s as a long-term solution for Singapore’s used water collection, treatment, reclamation and disposal needs.
The deep tunnels in Phase 2 will connect to the existing deep tunnels in Phase 1 serving the eastern part of Singapore and the public sewer network to create one seamless integrated system. The whole of Singapore will be served by the DTSS when Phase 2 is complete by 2025. Used water will be conveyed from the DTSS via gravity to three centralised water reclamation plants for treatment, before it undergoes further purification to produce NEWater, or discharged into the sea.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden has doubled in size with a new two-hectare extension that includes new attractions and programmes geared towards youngsters up to 14 years old.
This will allow families with older children to immerse in nature as they explore the different eco-systems simulated in this new extension. It aims to expose children to and help them understand the ecology of plants through nature play and experiential learning. Prior to the extension, the Garden catered to children up to 12 years old.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.
The Garden offers children a space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and all urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips! Be an ‘Adventurer’, ‘Gardener’ or ‘Naturalist’ for a day at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden by following these carefully curated trails.
Experience being at one with nature through the elevated art form of sushi at ISHI (çźł), established with the aim of serving as Singapore’s gateway to Japan’s finest, freshest and most premium seasonal ingredients through an extraordinary cultural and gastronomic experience of creative cuisine and impeccable service.
Situated in the historical enclave along the Singapore River at InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, ISHI spans 1370 square feet, and offers up to 28 diners at any one time the best of traditional Japanese fine dining an intimate, rustic yet sophisticated setting.
Helmed by Executive Head Chef Hideki li and Head Chef, Masaaki, the Japanese sushi counter at ISHI offers premium sushi and sashimi one would expect of a Ginza-style sushi-ya, but also with more kaiseki-styled cooked dishes ranging from grilled meats and shabu shabu. Diners can also look forward to exotic seasonal offerings from Japan such as fresh conches and hairy crabs.
Be it from Tsukiji or Kyushu, Osaka or Hokkaido, the provinces and towns from which each ingredient hails from have been strategically sourced for according to their reputation and seasonal availability. While remaining firmly devoted to tradition, the chef intends to continuously incorporate new ingredients and techniques with every change in menu so as to retain an element of surprise for ISHI’s guests.
Courses begin from $68++ for the three-course Ulala menu comprising a starter, kaisen chirashi don, soup and dessert, to $185++ for the premium Hanakaze meal featuring an assortment of sushi, sashimi and maki with a variety of sides.
At 14 storeys high, the turbine comes with three 10.5-metre long-span rotor blades that produces an electrical output rating of 100 kilowatts, enough to power 45 four-room HDB units a year.
The wind turbine is also sensitive enough to generate power even with wind speeds as low as 3 metres/second, up to a maximum of 20 metres/second.
In partnership with French multinational electric utility company ENGIE, the new turbine is part of NTU’s Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS) initiative being built at Semakau Landfill. Under this initiative, several hybrid microgrids will be developed in the coming years, producing enough energy to power 100 four-room HDB flats for a whole year.
Along with the wind turbine, each of the hybrid microgrid will integrate with various renewable energy sources such as solar, tidal, diesel, and power-to-gas technologies. Currently, over 4,500 square metres of photovoltaic (PV) panels, large-scale lithium-ion energy storage systems as well as a hydrogen refuelling station are already operating on the island. Each of the microgrid is expected to produce stable and consistent power in the half-megawatt range, suitable for small islands, isolated residential areas, and emergency power supplies. The microgrids will eventually occupy over 64,000 square metres of land or roughly about nine soccer fields.
The Tuas Mega Port (Tuas Terminal) development is a testament to Singapore’s commitment to sustain its lead as a global maritime nation and to invest in port infrastructure. When completed, the 20 deep-water berths in Phase 1 of this development will be able to handle about 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum. The entire mega-terminal will have a total capacity of up to 65 million TEUs.
A major component of Singapore’s Next Generation Port vision, Tuas Mega Port will incorporate new features such as optimising land use by utilising both above and underground spaces for complementary purposes like storage facilities; enhancing the safety and security of the port waters via a next generation traffic management system; and increasing productivity and reducing labour costs through the use of technology like automated yard cranes and port equipment.
The Tuas Mega Port will be developed in four phases over the span of some 30 years, with the Phase 1 reclamation works scheduled to be completed by the early 2020s. The new port is about twice the size of Ang Mo Kio town.
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.
A taste of authentic French cuisine and refined Local Chinese delights await diners at Racines.
Located at the new Sofitel Singapore City Centre and helmed by the award-winning Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, connoisseurs of gourmet experiences will enjoy a menu of traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes all prepared by two distinct culinary brigade at four live cooking stations. French for roots, Racines uses seasonal local produce and organically grown ingredients. Herbs harvested from the hotel’s own herb garden are used at both the restaurant and bar.
The restaurant’s menu offers a plethora of epicurean delights that are crafted and catered to various dietary needs including health-conscious Delight dishes. Embark with Racines on a culinary journey of flavours spanning the breadth and depth of Singapore and France, for an unforgettable epicurean experience.
One of Racines' star signatures; French Classic Cuisses De Grenouille and Refined Local Chinese Stir-Fried Frog Legs in Spicy Szechuan Salt. Experience two iconic cuisines without compromising on authenticity and premium quality.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
Located on the second storey of a Boat Quay shophouse, Bee Bee's is the oasis in the CBD with a view of the Singapore River and skyline. Named after the matron of his life, 22-year-old Bryan Kishore emptied his bank account to open up Bee Bee’s, a Tiki cocktail bar with elements of Peranakan fare - a beautiful fusion of Malay and Chinese cultures, and each one's favourite ingredients and cooking techniques. Get ready for nights filled with swagger, spice, and bad advice.
Butcher Boy is a contemporary style Asian Grill brought to you by the team at Cure Singapore located along the same stretch on Keong Saik Road.
Helmed by chef-owner Andrew Walsh, the restaurant was named after his favorite novel and movie, The Butcher Boy (1997).
Diners can look forward to Butcher Boy Bacon & Cheese Burger, Crispy Pork Belly ,United States Grain Beef Short Rib, Japanese Tender Valley Rib Eye, Crispy Fish Skin, Duck Banh Mi and more.
Award-winning head bartender Knut Randhem has concocted Asian-inspired cocktail options such as Butcher Boy Negroni (barrel-aged rum, white whisky and plum grenadine), Smoking Carriage Cocktail (Dictador 20 rum, salted caramel syrup, bitters and orange) and more.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officially opened The Island Defence Training Institute, a new training institute at Clementi Camp on 31st July where up to 18,000 active soldiers and national servicemen (NSmen) will be trained in counter-terrorism and homeland security.
A further 15,000 personnel every year will undergo training for other island defence roles.
The training will focus on further developing individual skill sets acquired from the SAF's current urban operations training, and adapting them to homeland security operations. The training will cover: (i) scenario-based simulation and live-firing for homeland security operations; (ii) search and arrest procedures to be undertaken by SAF personnel; (iii) knowledge of legal powers and rights of private defence; and (iv) retractable truncheon drills. NS units will undergo refresher training during their In-Camp Training (ICT) so that their skills are kept current and they can be readily deployed for operations.
To ensure that training is realistic and effective, the IDTI will leverage training technology such as Judgmental Video Simulation Training at the Infantry Gunnery and Tactical Simulator, which has been updated to include multiple homeland security operations scenarios. Conducted in 50m ranges, this training puts soldiers through simulated homeland security operations scenarios, and exercises their ability to decide to shoot or not depending on whether the target is friend or foe. This increases operational readiness by allowing soldiers to exercise their thinking and decision-making processes in a highly immersive environment, and better prepares them to manage complex homeland security operations.
Looking for something fun to do? Pop by Science Centre Singapore and visit their latest exhibitions, The Mind's Eye and Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic: A mirror maze experience.
As part of Science Centre Singapore's 40th anniversary celebrations; 270 sqm space of the centre has been transformed into a huge and captivating mirror maze.
Created by Adrian Fisher Design, record holders of seven Guinness World Records; the maze features 105 mirror cells, with more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, plus holograms and fake exits to make for a wondrous kaleidoscope experience.
The mirror maze also doubles as a setting for an exciting escape room game.
“The Mind’s Eye” exhibition features more than 30 exhibits curated by SCS and is an exhibition of optical illusions.
Among the exhibits is one called “View With A Twist”, which showcases a wire sculpture that “transforms from an elephant into two giraffes simply by shifting the visitor’s point of view”.
A scaly surprise awaits you at Singapore Zoo's newest permanent exhibit RepTopia.
Housing an expanded range of reptiles and amphibians, crawl over for an immersive experience through desserts and tropical forest regions.
Love them or hate them, reptiles are fascinating creatures. Discover the scaly denizens of RepTopia. Make a date with the panther chameleon, Gaboon viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends, and learn more about them through engaging activities especially rolled out for this June holiday.
Located off Venus Drive at the Upper Thomson area, the 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park is a green buffer for the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Visitors can explore new trails including the specially curated Hanguana Trail and the Drongo Trail. The Hanguana Trail is lined with rare native plants, some of which are named after Singapore. The Drongo Trail features a sub-canopy walk where visitors can catch a glimpse of the fauna that are found under the canopy level, in addition to examining the understorey of the regenerating secondary forest.
Discover other highlights of Windsor Nature Park such as a marsh habitat and several freshwater streams by hiking on the restored trails and new boardwalks. Visitors can also join workshops to learn about Singapore’s natural heritage and ongoing biodiversity conservation efforts at the visitor pavilion.
Experience a new twist to timeless Chinese classic cuisines at Song Garden located at Mercure Singapore Bugis.
Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung who has more than 40 years of experience, leads the team. And for the dim sum section, you might want to know that Chef Leung Chi Man cares for it and formerly from the renowned East Ocean Restaurant, with 30 years of experience.
On the menu; Lobster with pumpkin purée, Sautéed asparagus with wild mushrooms in white truffle oil, Mentaiko cod fillet and more.
The Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA) is a set-up within the Land Transport Authority and was launched last month to serve as a platform for training and development opportunities.
It currently has a workforce of over 7,000 in railway operations and maintenance, of whom more than half are engineers and technicians. To support the expansion of the rail network to 360km by the year 2030, it is estimated that an additional workforce of 5,000 and other capabilities will be required to meet the demand.
The Academy will be working with rail operators and Institutes of Higher Learning to deepen rail engineering capabilities.
LTA also announced the opening of the Transportation Systems Lab and Systems Engineering Lab in Singapore Institute of Technology. These two labs support SGRA’s functions to enhance laboratory-based teaching and learning, and enable application-focused research on systems engineering, modelling and simulation.
These labs would be used as classrooms to conduct courses and training for students of the SIT Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) degree programme, SIT-DigiPen Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) degree programme as well as practising engineers. In addition, the Transportation Systems Lab serves as the key simulation lab for SIT’s Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering) degree programme and the Systems Engineering Lab will also be used for specialised training in systems engineering and project management.
The National Parks Board (NParks) announced plans for the development of an approximately 1 hectare Ethnobotany Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This new themed garden which should be completed by late this year, will allow visitors to learn about plants used by indigenous cultures of Southeast Asia, including Singapore. The Ethnobotany Garden, the first of its kind in Singapore, will enhance visitor experience by providing insights into the various uses of plants in the region, and strengthen the Gardens’ position as a world-class botanic garden.
Development of the Ethnobotany Garden will complement the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ UNESCO World Heritage status, supporting its Outstanding Universal Value by showcasing its unrivalled collections of economic, medicinal and ethnobotanical plants, the largest such collection in Southeast Asia. This new garden feature will also enhance the Gardens’ role as an educational provider, which is in line with UNESCO’s mission.
The Ethnobotany Garden will be set up in the Bukit Timah Core and located at an area historically known as the Economic Garden (See map in Media Factsheet). This section of the Gardens was traditionally used for experimenting with plants with potential commercial uses, many of which were first derived from traditional uses.
Singapore and Malaysia have signed the legally binding bilateral agreement that paves the way for the implementation of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail (HSR) project last month. This mega rail link project will cut travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to just 90 minutes, compared with more than four hours by car.
The high-speed rail line is slated to start by Dec 31, 2026. The line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be 350km long and have eight stations. It will go across the Strait of Johor via a 25m- high bridge near the Second Link. Raffles Country Club in Tuas will be acquired by authorities and will need to vacate its premises by 31st July 2018 so to make way for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project.
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle from Pek Kio Market & Food Centre in Cambridge Road has now expanded with a modern 2,100-sq ft restaurant at Esplanade.
At Wah Kee @ Esplanade, you will not only find their signature prawn noodle, there will also be other seafood such as Boston Lobster, Oysters, Flower Crabs, Blue Mussels and different types of shellfish.
NOW Noodles+ all started with the love for Kevin Khoo's aunt’s Dry Laksa and Dry Mee Siam and wanting to share the goodness of these two noodles with others.
To make up the menu, he added another signature dish – a fried Mee Tai Mak with century egg; as well as my family’s traditional Heng Hwa Noodle Soup. And for guests who do not eat meat or seafood, they cooked up a Vegetarian Mee Goreng as an option.
Using only the freshest of ingredients, they make their soup base and rempah from scratch.
The kitchen is helmed by Cordon Bleu graduate Chef Brandon who appreciates traditional family recipes yet enjoys experimenting with new flavours.
Beyond noodles, they have also created a few sweets for that happy ending to your meal.
The Istana Heritage Gallery, located at the Istana Park along Orchard Road and opposite the Istana, offers visitors the opportunity to understand the historical background of the Istana.
Gazetted in 1992 as a National Monument along with Sri Temasek, the Istana mirrored the development of Singapore in its nationhood through time. The exhibition in the Gallery captures the Istana’s transition from being the Colonial Governor’s House to its current role as the Official Residence of the President.
The Istana Heritage Gallery will provide visitors with a glimpse into the Istana’s rich history through a specially curated range of heritage displays including state artefacts, artworks and collection of state gifts received from foreign dignitaries by our past and present Presidents and Prime Ministers. The Gallery will complement the guided tour programmes at the Istana Open House in providing the public greater access to Istana’s rich heritage. It will also showcase the President’s constitutional, ceremonial and community roles and the Istana’s special place in these aspects of the Singapore story.
Nestled along the banks of Singapore River, Ellenborough Market Café celebrates the best of Straits Chinese, or Peranakan, flavours while also presenting a tantalising medley of Asian and International delights.
Experience a modern interpretation of Peranakan cuisine in their daily lunch, dinner and weekend high tea buffet spreads. Indulge in new menu highlights such as Nyonya Satay Chicken and Braised Pork Belly La Mian, along with all-time favourites including their signature Ayam Buah Keluak and Durian Pengat.
The Peranakan is an authentic Straits cuisine restaurant in Singapore. Executive Chef Raymond Khoo and his team serve three generations of delicious 'mesti-cuba' Peranakan recipes, lovingly handed down by the Nonyas and Babas in his family.
They are currently, the only Peranakan restaurant along the Orchard road belt in Singapore and the only restaurant to serve a ‘Tok Panjang’ – a grand Peranakan feast, once served at the turn of the century, by wealthy Straits families to mark special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays.
They also offer a 6 course degustation menu and a Chef’s Table Set Menu alongside their regular Ala carte menu.
And if you would like to bring the experience home, please take away some of the celebrated nonya cakes and desserts that they have available at their Takeaway Counter.
From Singapore's first sea turtle hatchery to a floating pontoon with see-through panels, detailed plans to transform Sisters' Islands into the heart of the country's marine life conservation efforts have been revealed.
The 40ha Sisters' Islands Marine Park, first announced in 2014 and about the size of 50 football fields, comprises the two Sisters' Islands - which are a 40-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier - surrounding reefs and the western reefs of nearby St John's Island and Pulau Tekukor. Its ecosystem supports corals, anemones, seahorses, fish and other marine life.
D's Joint is a simple setup serving honest, Singaporean favorites and Western plates, albeit in a faux-gritty setting.
Sure, there's the usual fish and chips, pastas and burgers, but what's sending food critics here in a tizzy is his nasi lemak, with a generous portion of fried ikan kuning, omelette, fragrant coconut rice, sambal and ikan bilis. Besides this hot favorite, the menu also offers other interesting highlights like the kai fun (or street rice), rice served with chicken broth, char siew, lup cheong and shredded chicken that was a staple for coolies back in the day, and Peranakan specialty sek bak; pig offal in thick, aromatic gravy.
Located in the west of Singapore, Merriment is set in a contemporary setting in a big office building. They have teamed up with their friends at In The Brickyard (Desserts and Bakes) to provide the ultimate cafe experience.
Expect not only to satisfy your savoury cravings but also your sweet tooth with a variety of freshly baked goods, plated desserts, ice cream and milkshakes. The space is also available for events booking.
In collaboration with Michelin Guide Singapore and renowned wine authority Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Resorts World Sentosa proudly presents Art at Curate – a series of curated culinary pop-up events. Art at Curate boasts a stellar line-up of renowned Michelin-starred Chefs set to grace the Curate kitchen throughout the course of the year, in celebration of culinary art.
For its first instalment, taste the finest plates by three-star Michelin Chef, Massimiliano Alajmo of the famed Le Calandre in Padua and the world’s youngest chef to have been awarded the highly coveted distinction, with exceptional wine pairings by Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s team of respected wine reviewers.
Miss Lok is a fun contemporary asian hot pot and noodle bar serving up classic regional offerings with a modern spin.
It is not just a restaurant; but rather a crazy place where street food, cocktails and music meet to create a unique culinary experience, all with a touch of naughtiness.
Be sure to indulge in some lok lok sticks (dishes on skewers), dipped into your wide variety of aromatic broths. Mix and create your own unique dips from the open sauce bar or order some speciality dips created by Miss Lok, such as the salted egg yolk and Nam Tom dips. Check out the side dishes which are inspired by popular street hawkers fares found along the alleys of Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and China.
Unwind over the selection of Asian craft beers or sip some sake shots with party friends or savour some freshly squeezed juices to detox before/after the big night out. If there’s still room, do order a MakPowPow, their take on the popular young coconut dessert commonly found along the streets of Thailand.
Hive by Wala Wala will be a huge 13880sq/ft multi-concept venue. Synonyms with Wala at Holland Village, they have the live music, sport cable and the alfresco factor.
They added a retail wine shop, deli counter, ice cream counter, cake counter, a merchandise shop and a private room. Starting at noon daily for lunch till late night supper closing at 1am. On Fridays and Saturdays till 2am.
They will be expanding the food menu serving traditional local delights, western favourites, awesome cakes and desserts. From 6pm, a yakitori counter kicks in to create an Izakaya atmosphere. Hive by Wala Wala will be equipped for events both small and big. Indoor seating capacity of 220pax. Outdoor seating capacity 160pax. They are looking to be the largest restaurant and bar in Singapore accommodating up to 600pax on a busy night.
Visitors to the centre can catch a glimpse of what it was like to live in an overcrowded shophouse in the 1950s, aided by ambient soundscapes and audio conversations.
The centre is now also home to a replica of a tailor shop from the olden days. STB said visitors can learn about what being a tailor was like in that era, as well as what his interactions with his apprentices and family were like.
A gallery depicting Chinatown in the 1960s shows mock-ups of a street market, heritage shops and activities on the street, which aim to present stories of a grittier Chinatown during that time. And scents of traditional Chinese medicine at a physician's cubicle offer a whiff of old Chinatown.
A new gallery on the physical transformation of post-1960s Chinatown has also been introduced. The gallery will trace the physical transformation of the area and stories from those that make up Chinatown in the present day.
A space has also been set aside to hold temporary exhibits and community events, allowing the centre to be a venue for community engagement.
Visitors to the Heritage Centre will also have the opportunity to take part in immersive tours. For instance, guides will will take visitors through the exhibits whilst adopting the character of a samsui woman or trishaw rider.
They started off in 1984 with a simple belief that fine art is more than just superior workmanship. For them, art is also about truth, grace and beauty. Truth, in all its nuances, implies honesty in an artist’s experience about his art. They believe that this is the line that separates craft from art. Great art, whether it is a simple sculpture or a complex painting, is a reflection on humanity and the human condition. Their greatest satisfaction has been in the sharing of this experience. They believe that their enthusiasm to share and their painstaking efforts to seek far and wide for the finest works of art have made them one of the most successful galleries.
As art collectors themselves, they believe that every person who steps into their galleries in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing should have the opportunity to own a choice piece of art. Their policy is to keep the prices of good art items as affordable as possible so others can share in their enjoyment of the fine arts.
Nestled within the prestigious Bukit Timah residential precinct, The Siena is within an area of lush greenery, upmarket residential developments, quaint shophouses, great dining options and numerous good local and international schools as well as expatriate clubs.
Just a stone’s throw away, residents can embrace 74 hectares of lush exotic greenery due to its close proximity to Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Gardens offer a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and an urban oasis of tranquility.
Nature lovers have much to cheer as the ‘Green Belt of Singapore’ offers nature parks, reserves and reservoirs worth exploring. Residents can walk along the nature trail or enjoy a hike at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, soak in the scenery or take a leisure walk along the Village Trail that leads to MacRitchie Reservoir.
Foreign clubs in the area include the British Club, the Swiss Club, the Singapore Island Country Club, the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and the Raffles Town Club. Come mid-2016, Bukit Timah will be served by Downtown MRT line, connecting residents to the Central Business District and Marina Bay area.
Tel: +65 61001880 , 61002880 or Email: Enquiries@the-siena.com.sg
Founded in March 2010, My Little Spanish Place is inspired by the ‘meson’, a typical home-style restaurant often found in Spanish regions. Its philosphy is based on the Spanish saying, “Mi Casa es Su Casa”, which means “My House is Your House”. It boasts a full-fledged menu of Spanish home-style dishes and desserts, and offers Singapore’s most complete Jamon bar and a Spanish ‘Despensa’ (pantry).
The next piece in a multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan for the Singapore General Hospital Outram Campus is a new National Cancer Centre by 2020. It will be bigger and better than the current place, boosting treatment for patients.
The new facility will be able to accommodate a Proton machine weighing around 200 tonnes.
The state-of the-art cancer-killer can target tumours with sub-millimetre precision, so there is less collateral damage to surrounding tissues or organs during treatment.
Cancer is the top killer here, accounting for 30 per cent of the 19,393 deaths last year. It is also the second major cause for hospitalisation, after accidents, poisoning and violence.
A Global Chinese concept, Lokkee (pronounced as 'Lucky') is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence. This genre of Chinese cuisine, often defined by chow mein and fortune cookies, is reinterpreted and elevated here through fresh, top quality ingredients, and clean flavours.
Lokkee aims to add diversity to Singapore’s restaurant landscape and celebrates the style of cuisine commonly found in Chinese restaurants dotted across major cities such as New York, London and Sydney. Created by enterprising Chinese immigrants, it is an appropriation of the food from their motherland, adapted for diners in their new environment.
Lokkee is designed to tap on the growing audience of well-travelled Singaporeans for whom the idea of Chinese food for a Western audience is associated with being in a buzzing cosmopolitan hub.
Themed after the most loved animation character in Korea, Pororo Park integrates entertainment and educational elements in an indoor playground setting. With seven Pororo Parks in Korea and three locations in China, Pororo Park Singapore will be the first Pororo Park in Southeast Asia opening early November 2015.
Join them on a delightful exploration journey to the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest with Pororo the Little Penguin and his beloved friends. Lots of fun and adventure awaits you with rides, indoor playground, arts & science classes and live shows.
A truly integrated edutainment center, Pororo Park Singapore is the place to be for fantastic family fun!
Come mid-September The National Museum will be refreshed with updated stories and content on Singapore’s post-independence history. The new galleries recapture the nation’s defining moments, challenges and achievements from its earliest beginnings 700 years ago to the independent, modern city-state it is today.
Celebrate the opening with fun-filled activities where you can dress up in vintage costumes and take pictures, listen to mesmerising tales of yesteryear, treat yourself to some nostalgic local eats, and many more!
Swing by this dive bar for a night of boisterous mayhem.
The founders (one of them is the man behind Spiffy Dapper) are a riot, and the only thing pretentious here are the magazines they use to hold their uniquely flavoured kacang putih – yes, that old-school Singaporean street snack.
Bloody strong tiki cocktails with a Singapore feel.
Ku De Ta – the swanky bar perched on the boat-shaped rooftop of Singapore's iconic casino resort Marina Bay Sands – is undergoing an extreme makeover, including a name change.
Now called Ce La Vi, the nightspot will go through a major refurbishment this summer as its owner L Capital Asia, the private-equity fund backed by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, looks to enhance the customer experience and cement its position as a leading "adult playground."
The name is a play on the French phrase, 'c'est la vie' which means 'this is life'.
Tianzi Singapore is the first producer of modern pralines in Asia, based on an open concept workshop where only chocolate made in Singapore is used.
Genuinely elaborated by cocoa and chocolate experts, modern pralines are the next generation of chocolate treats that haven’t evolved for decades. Indeed, the modern praline is a freshly hand-made chocolate bonbon, with a lighter texture combined to daring flavor associations. This is a delicate treat to consume anywhere and for every celebration. It is crafted to match the local population growing demand for quality chocolate products and to delight everyone with a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.
They know their chocolate but they also believe that growing Singaporean creative talents in chocolate will bring a particular dimension to modern pralines, giving a Singapore touch. Therefore this is Cedric Puah, their Singaporean chef that you’ll meet in their open-concept workshop.
The sweeping make-over will extend from the business class and first class lounges through to The Private Room, as well as the KrisFlyerGold lounge for top-tier Star Alliance frequent flyers travelling in economy.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Established in 1994, BritishIndia is a lifestyle brand that currently has over 40 outlets across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Created for the tropics and inspired by the grand romance of the Colonial era, they offer timeless designs created with the philosophy of comfort and effortless dressing for both men and women in mind.
They currently have 6 main lines: Classic, New Classic, Pure, Traveler, Adventurer, Travel & Yoga; each line offering a different story to suit various occasions of contemporary tropical lifestyle.
In addition to the breadth of their collection, they are also known for our depth in sizes flattering figures of many shapes.
In a giant’s castle now overgrown by a magical beanstalk, a new suspended roller coaster ride straps you in for a wild goose chase with Puss and his accomplice, Kitty Soft Paws. The new outdoor ride, aptly named Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, will thrill you as it takes flight with an original storyline.
This new ride is slated DreamWorks Animation and Universal Parks & Resorts. Puss, originally a character in the Shrek movies, rose to stand-alone fame in October 2011 with his very own hit movie. The animated film was a critical and commercial success, with a gross of over 554 million USD worldwide.
This new ride brings the total number of attractions based on DreamWorks Animation films to seven. They are spread across two zones – Madagascar and Far Far Away – and are complemented by more than 10 themed dining and shopping outlets.
A new 8km-long Jubilee Walk has been launched. It covers historic locations in the civic district and the Marina Bay are and a new pedestrian bridge that stretches from the Merlion Park to Marina Promenade, in front of the Esplanade Theatres.
The existing Esplanade Bridge was too narrow for pedestrians. Now with the Jubilee Bridge, you can stroll comfortably across the Singapore River.
The Jubilee Walk is identified by trail and monument markers and three new public art works to commemorate SG50.
Naiise is a curated destination for original, well-designed products and daily design inspiration. Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers locally and currently stocks more than 2,000 products from 250+ emerging and established brands from Singapore and around the world.
Founded in the belief that design adds value to people’s lives, Naiise strives to make good design accessible and relevant to more people through its various touch-points – online, pop-up stores and customer experiences. Naiise is also a platform where designers can promote and showcase their products to larger audiences.
By working closely with its community of partners, curators and customers and maintaining a vibrant social media presence, Naiise hopes to nurture a community of people who love and appreciate good design. Naiise is design for everyone, for everyday.
King of Strength is a new Boxing/Fitness club where any age group and both genders are invited as long as you have a fitness goal in mind. Let it be losing weight, toning up muscle or even if you want to be a competitive boxer.
They assist and guide you to your fitness goals within a realistic time frame and with a well-planned workout. Keeping safety as key, they ensure that you have have fun and benefit from the programme customised for you.
Their boxing trainers are also well-qualified to coach boxing. Boxing trainer Kumar who has a diploma in Sports & Exercise Sciences and equipped with other certifications related to fitness has been in boxing for the past 5 years. Boxing trainer Sri, who was previously in the national team for boxing, had several tournaments and good experience to share with you; he has been in the sport of boxing for 7 years and wants to do his part for the sport.
Situated in the vibrant and eclectic enclave of Tiong Bahru, the modern and historic juxtaposition of the restaurant atop an art-deco straits settlement boutique hotel fits perfectly with the surroundings.
Born in the year of the rabbit (which explains his choice of restaurant name), Chef Matthew has always been fascinated with cooking since young. Unlike most award-winning chefs, Chef Matthew kept his training local within At-Sunrise Global Chef Academy without any overseas apprenticeship. Similar to Heston Blumenthal, he picks up ideas from his travel experiences and interaction with people.
A combination of classic French techniques along with a touch of Asian and Singaporean flavours, Chef Matthew creates seasonal menus inspired by the 7 characteristics of ‘ENSOPHI’: Exotic, Nostalgia, Soil, Ocean, Pristine, Heritage, Impression. Each element represents a poetic and artistic expression of his dish.
Sourced from little-known boutique vineyards from all over the world, wine labels to pair with each course range from familiar regions like Barossa Valley, Australia and Bordeaux, France to newer regions like Nahe, Germany and Colchagua Valley, Chile. Watch as resident mixologist Aidil shakes up house crafted cocktails and international favourites to kick-start your meal. Enjoy Happy Hour specials and live music from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
With Chef Matthew’s forte in creating and designing, he made a full renovation to the space. The intimate 30-seater indoor dining room is formed around a semi-circle with floor to ceiling glass windows for a 180° view of the city. Complete with an open kitchen concept, diode branches of stars imprinted in the ceiling, and Chef Matthew’s sketches and art sculptures collected from his travels, the stage is set for a gastronomical and artistic experience. The outdoor rooftop terrace seats 26 but offers ample standing space for large-scale events in a lush alfresco garden setting. Chef Matthew has plans to set up a vertical garden around the steel façade. Sip some wine, savour the food and soak in the ambience. The Rabbit Stash offers a multi-sensory dining adventure with a feast for all senses.
Coming to you soon in 2015, the National Gallery Singapore is a brand new visual arts institution building upon a sound foundation of scholarship and experience. Over time, they hope to strengthen Singapore’s role as a regional and international hub for visual arts. They will do this through the display, promotion, research and study of Southeast Asian and Singapore art, while hosting international art exhibitions.
Their future home likewise pair rich history with exciting modernity. Right in the heart of the Civic District, two monumental buildings—the City Hall and the former Supreme Court—will be refurbished and reborn as the National Gallery Singapore. At 64,000 square metres, it will not only be the largest visual arts venue in Singapore but also one of the largest in the region when the Gallery officially opens.
The National Gallery will focus on displaying Southeast Asian art, including Singapore art, from the 19th century to present day. Through a comprehensive collection, the Gallery will present the development of Singapore and regional cultures, so as to tell the story of their social, economic and political histories.
While the body of works at the National Gallery falls largely within the area of modern art, the Gallery strives towards understanding the collection in new and varied ways – taking on a contemporary approach and interpretation of the development of Southeast Asian art. The Gallery will look beyond national and regional boundaries of art, and take on a wider ambit of international visual arts culture, research into our Asian heritage and cultural affiliations, and engage with global cultures and discourses.