The new and improved version of their tea bar at their flagship ION Orchard store is now open and the store includes a dining area so that their customers can enjoy freshly brewed specialty tea and sweet treats in the outlet.
In 1872, a young man named Balage Porolis de Silva embarked on a journey into the world of luxury. He set up a jewellery boutique along High Street, Singapore, presenting not only the finest gems, but also serving the best Ceylon tea to his customers. Hailing from Sri Lanka where having tea is a daily ritual for relaxation and enjoyment, he wanted to enhance his customers’ appreciation of jewellery with tea.
Gradually, the B.P. de Silva brand name grew in reputation and became synonymous with artistry and craftsmanship. The family continues to extend the very same values and philosophy of fine jewellery into tea, elevating tea beyond a simple beverage to a premium gift. This led to the creation of The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., whose name pays tribute to the historic Clipper ships that raced to carry chests of the freshest teas to all corners of the world, at the same time acknowledging the year they planted their roots in Singapore.
Today, The 1872 Clipper Tea blends are widely appreciated for its consistency in quality, signature aroma and refined taste.
Popcorn or ice-cream? How about the best of both worlds at the same time? Sweet Monster is the Korean creator of Popcorn Ice-Cream with 26 outlets in Asia. Their latest outlet is now open in Our Tampines Hub, bringing the Eastsiders their popular soft-serve popcorn ice-cream and delectable Korean desserts.
Sweet Monster revolves around a central theme of Sweet Monsters. Each Sweet Monster character represents a part of the menu. For example, character Bluemon represents the Lemon Ade, Cookiemon represents the cookie bits in Cookie Mountain and Popmon represents their signature popcorn! Sweet Monster is vibrant, colourful and aspires to bring happiness to people.
Taking over 20F Specialty Coffeehouse in Jalan Besar, this new kid on the block serves up great coffee in a chic but relaxed cafe setting - VXX Cooperative is now open.
You'll love this place if you're serious about your java, because these guys are too. Beans in their brew come from well-known roasteries from around the world including Nylon (Singapore), Tim Wendelboe (Norway) and Koppi (Sweden), so rest assured your cuppa will be spot on.
The Bucket List Bar (TBL), the only real sports bar on Club Street, has created a 7-tap and 50-bottle watering hole for beer and sports enthusiasts!
With 3 TV screens showing major sports events live and recorded, sports fans now have a convenient and relaxed place to catch their favorite games such as the Rugby World Cup, WTA Championships, Premier League and more major sports events! There is also a foosball table and an electronic darts screen for entertainment between match telecasts, or simply for fun at any time.
Featuring a modern interior design with warm ambience, TBL specializes in quality beer, light bar food & alcohol shots. There are 7 kinds of draught beer and 50 different crafted beers by the bottle from various countries. Indulge in the very affordable prices and try all the beers you’ve always wanted to taste!
Dare to go wild? With shots at a very low price of $6, your exciting night starts right here! Get blazing hot with TBL’s Devil’s Shot: a mix of homemade Chili infused rum and Sambuca, set on fire and bound to get you flaming!
Why The Bucket List, one may ask? Traditionally, a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”. At TBL, we can make your bucket list wish come true! Guests will fill in their bucket list item on the coasters, and every six months, a winner will be chosen. Sometimes, there will also be an instant win Wheel Of Fortune! TBL looks set to be an exciting place with many surprises!
Beers and majority of the food are served in real buckets, staying true to the name. TBL has curated a menu of savory bar food that is perfectly paired with beer. Order the Combo Set to get a taste of everything yummy - chicken wings, fries, onion rings, cheddar cheese and chicken pops.
Lin <æž—> has opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Located on the rooftop of Link Hotel at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Lin <æž—> overlooks the vibrant coloured shop houses and shows a clear view of the sky. Housed in a 1960s-era building, the legacy of this building lives on and its old building charm preserved.
Lin <æž—>, short for “Shu-Lin”, which means 'forest' in Mandarin, is a contemporary Asian alfresco rooftop bar and specialises in authentic Asian-infused cocktails, premium whiskeys, international shooters and specially selected beers paired alongside with Asian bar snacks. Lin <æž—> prides itself on creating some of the most unique Asian cocktails such as Tom Yum Gong, Dragon's Gate, and 7th Beauty using Asian ingredients such as chili padi, lime infused plums, dragon fruit & chinese dates.
For guests seeking an up-close experience with the bartenders, a special menu is created whereby bartenders prepare special mixology cocktails in front of the guests. For guests who are undecided, they would just need to let the mixology bartenders know what flavours they feel like having or their preferences, and the bartenders would be able to create something customised just for them.
In line with its Asian themed interior, Terracotta Warriors are placed strategically at Lin <æž—>.
Other Asian elements such as Buddha heads and bamboo plants are fitted onto the planter box along both sides of the bar. The bamboo plant has a long history in ancient China, when it was used for almost everything such as bows, arrows and household items. Even the bar table legs are customised to resemble the bamboo silhouette.
However, the main feature of Lin <æž—> is its majestic golden entrance which guests will first take note of when they enter the premises.
At Lin <æž—>, there are covered areas for guests who prefer a slightly more private setting. For people who would like an al-fresco experience, there is an outdoor area that consists of hexagonal bar tables and fairy lights overhead. Alternatively, if some would like to have a chat with the bartenders, bar stools are placed in front of the bar for guests to enjoy a drink while chatting with the friendly bartenders.
For easy listening, Lin <æž—> plays a repertoire of top 40s, R&B, and classic chart hits.
Cedro Bar & Bistro offers a carefully curated range of high quality spirits and beer. Your drinks are made to order and their bartenders welcome you to challenge their skills and knowledge of concocting off-the-menu items.
A raw and edgy retro-themed cocktail bar and bistro serving an exquisite range of high quality spirits and designer drinks concocted to order.
Have a go at their signature cocktails - Martini de Comcombre and White Monkey!
Savour bites and delights from their food menu and immerse in a sound-bath of Cool Lounge music.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
Their largest space yet at 1200 sq ft, they are partnering with Core Concepts to offer physiotherapy on top of their current offerings of clinical pilates, group pilates, pre and post natal pilates, Zen.Ga and TRX.
Their class sizes remain small at a maximum of 5 per class and they will also have a small retail section offering clothes, juice and snacks.