Designed by architectural firm Ong and Ong, the new Gateway Theatre is a multi-theatre venue located in the heart of Bukit Merah Central.
An arts venue built by the Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC), the Gateway Theatre project cost over $50 million to complete. It aims to be a creative arts space that promotes Made-In-Singapore works and talents of all cultures, while developing an appreciation of the arts within the heartlands of Bukit Merah and in Singapore.
The Gateway Theatre occupies the site of the former Touch Community Theatre. A wall dating back to the Dhalit cinema which first stood there has been repurposed into a decorative feature of the Sky Garden.
The space is operated by production entertainment company Gateway Entertainment, which is helmed by Faith Community Baptist Church's pastor Lawrence Khong and his daughter Priscilla.
Its two main venues are the 930-seat Main Theatre and the 200-seat modular Black Box theatre. Within the building are two studio spaces for multi-purpose use, an outdoor roof garden and small balcony gardens for open-air performances. Gateway Theatre aims to fill this building with performances big and small, of various genres and styles.
One of its kind, Gateway Theatre’s Sky Garden is a unique green space in the middle of the Bukit Merah heartland that is landscaped with manicured lawns, shade trees, a water feature and an outdoor stage. This green refuge can be transformed into a unique event space for product launches, weddings, dinner receptions and even fitness lessons.
Originally used for movie screenings in the 1980’s, the main theatre is now the prime space and heart of Gateway Theatre for arts and performances. The intimate two-tiered theatre is fully equipped with a 12m x 6.45m LED wall and an array of visual, audio and lighting systems that can meet the needs of various art genres. It’s also great for product launches, conferences, film screenings or lectures.
Gateway Theatre’s Black Box is a space for your imagination. It’s an intimate and unique space where the most innovative and engaging type of performances unfold right before your eyes. Their Black Box has flexible staging and lighting configurations to suit a wide range of events, and it’s a great space for concerts, exhibitions – even movie filming. A key feature is the three-meter high LED wall that can give new depth to a performance or conference.
The restaurant is helmed by chef Kensuke Sakai. With a great selection of authentic roast beef and premium meats, this is a mecca for carnivorous eaters. Its secret ingredient is the east-meets-west marinade, which is used to enliven all its Yakiniku meats.
The meats they bring in are definitely a cut above the rest, ensuring you can enjoy many different parts of the cow in one seating. The signature dishes here include the Master Course, Ultimate Gyudon (rice topped with beef) and many others.
It is with great excitement that IndoChine has found a perfect location at Suntec City with valet parking services, 3,100 basement car parks and is in close proximity to many information exchanges, networking opportunity and leisure activities.
As the only open-air garden at the Sky Garden, Arn Nan is the only place in the whole vicinity that provides a unique garden setting with vertical garden walls, an illuminated translucent alabaster table that glows with an ethereal light, adding a dramatic and pleasing effect, and a one-of–a-kind fish tank island bar that adds to its sensuous charm. Extensive and expansive measures have been put in place to create the ultimate IndoChine experience, ensuring that it will be the attractive location for happy hour, lounging, clubbing, private parties and super indulgent partying.
Arn Nan serves a variety of delicious funky cuisine, including tapas and fresh raw vegetables for fiber and roughage that are in line with IndoChine Group’s philosophy of “nutraceutical” cuisine that has nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits. Guests can enjoy the diverse culinary tastes of Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian cuisines in traditionally-prepared dishes such as homemade chicken and prawn sausage, stuffed with tiger prawns and chicken leg meat, and Gói Cuôn, Vietnamese fresh rice paper rolls. In Arn Nan’s every corner, new surprises for a sense of discovery awaits your visit.
Arn Nan also offers an extensive wine list which boasts a range of quality new and old world wines from countries such as Australia, South Africa, Chile, America, France and Italy. Diners are also given a choice of champagnes, sparkling wines and proseccos which will certainly complete this ultimate IndoChine experience.
Guests are welcome daily to a good meal or quick bites at any time of the day. Late in the afternoon as the sun sets, Arn Nan is the perfect place to be for outdoor and rainproof late night parties.
Saint Ma is nestled perfectly in Suntec City Sky Garden – it is the only place in the whole vicinity that provides a unique and huge outdoor garden setting with ample capacity to hold events up to approximately one thousand people. Additionally, Saint Ma will feature a full display kitchen concept, a first in Suntec City Sky Garden which will no doubt be a distinguishing characteristic of the restaurant.
Tastefully decorated with baroque-style furniture, opulent red chandeliers, and colored marble tables with stainless steel armchairs, Saint Ma is further beautified with landscape greenery such as vertical garden walls and thriving palms. The restaurant gives off a relaxing and enlivening ambience, as well as an incredible unencumbered view in the city skyline that is sure to make any occasion extra special.
With a Euro-Asian twist, dishes served at Saint Ma will be a mixture of IndoChinese, Western, and fusion dishes such as Tam Som (Papaya Salad), Baby Lamb of Rack & Truffle Dressed Potato Beignets and Norwegian Salmon Tartarte. Renowned for its culinary excellence with a heart for personal well-being, Saint Ma by IndoChine will showcase a menu that is “nutraceutical”, serving food items containing health-giving additives.
To keep to the promise of healthy tasty food, the dishes served at Saint Ma will consist of a large number of raw food organic produce. In addition, vegetables used will be fresh eco-friendly produce that are free from pesticides and man-made fertilizers. This concept has garnered a high loyal clientele that is hooked on the pure authenticity of the cuisine and also its healthy benefits.
The health-conscious practices are also extended to the beverage list, introducing super healthy fresh juice concoctions, Eastern and Western-influenced cocktails made with fresh ingredients as well as martinis with a twist. With an extensive western and eastern food menu that serves many mouth-watering dishes, guests at Saint Ma will be in for a real treat.
Their veteran chef of 16 years at IndoChine will be leading the team to serve guests lunch, evening meals and special occasion parties. Guests will have the options to choose their libation choice with the aid of smart touch screen technology on an interactive iPad by ordering their food and beverages directly from the device.
With super luxe decor, super nutraceutical and anti-oxidant food, Saint Ma by IndoChine will be the next iconic spot in Singapore promoting healthy living and personal well-being. At the same time, this is an important component of giving each guest a sensory experience.