The next tea revolution is here. TaiGai, the first and original creator of fruit-blended cheese milk crowns, has landed in Singapore.
Since 2015, TaiGai has popularised a new way of drinking tea with its signature MILKY KISSES.
Growing rapidly with more than 60 outlets in Shenzhen China, TaiGai aims to integrate the centuries-old tea-drinking culture into the lifestyle of a new generation. Their name - Tai (å°) pays tribute to Taiwan, the place where milk crowns were first invented, and Gai (ç) being the brand’s iconic luscious fruity MILKY KISSES, which is a unique recipe blend that brings both natural fruits and cheese milk crowns together.
With the first overseas store opening of TaiGai at NEX, their refreshing, picture-perfect concoctions will have you at the first and every ‘kiss’, as they serve up generous servings of pulpy fruits blended in premium quality teas.
TaiGai is managed and operated by BreadTalk Group, a joint venture with Shenzhen Pindao Food and Beverage Management.
There’s always a churro for everyone, anytime! At Chulove Cafe, their churros are made fresh to order with an authentic Spanish recipe. Crispy and golden, their churros are delicious, indulgent, addictive and a whole lot of fun!
Popular and Kyoto-headquartered coffee chain, % Arabica has announced the location of their first Singapore outpost on its official instagram account. Currently the opening date of the cafe is not available but will be in several months. Be sure to check out their social media pages for updates.
% Arabica Coffee was founded in year 2014 by Japan-born Kenneth Shoji, who owns a coffee farm in Hawaii.
In Asia, % Arabica has stores in Japan, 3 in Hong Kong, 2 in China and 1 in the Philippines. It is also in Germany and several Middle East markets, with plans for Canada, France and Morocco too!
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
Chocolate which you can draw with, sketch with and eat too? Award-winning Singaporean pastry chef Janice Wong's 2nd sweet boutique awaits you at Raffles City. Chocolate Crayons, Chocolate Paint, a blended-tea collection and many other treats are available.
Janice Wong is the only sweets boutique in Singapore that creates interactive, edible art for imaginative souls, in an era that craves personal expression and embraces nostalgic pleasures. She continues to captivate us with her unique creations, flavors and offerings. With her second sweets boutique, Wong aims to inspire customers with her own memories and experiences as a child, through a wonderland filled with signature chocolate bon bons, mochis, cookies, chocolate paint, lollipops, fruit rolls and more.
For those who are inspired to create their own chocolate art there will be chocolate paint with up to 38 colours including flavours like passionfruit, green mango and smoked chocolate are also available. The new shop will also see the launch of Chocolate Crayons – made from 100% chocolate with no added sugar, they will be available in 8 colours and flavor variations and customers will be able to purchase in a box of 8 and 40. This is the first of its kind of confectionery designed by Janice Wong Singapore where one can draw, sketch and eat the chocolates.
With the opening of this second outlet Janice Wong, the homegrown chef joins the ranks of other influential dessert chefs with successful brands, including Pierre Hermé and Oriol Balaguer, and in fact becomes one of the very few female ones in this esteemed league. This second sweets retail outlet marks further expansion on homeground in Singapore.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
The Mobilisation and Equipping Centre (MEC) in Selarang Camp houses everything that an NS unit needs to be ready for operations within hours of being recalled.
The use of automation reduces wait-times for NSmen. In addition, the Selarang MEC has humidity controlled storage facilities which ensure that equipment are well-maintained and ready for use.
At MEC, NSmen will use the self-service kiosks for in-processing and out-processing. All they have to do is scan their identification cards and they will be given their mobilisation slips with the equipping details. Read more about the reporting prcoess here.
Selarang MEC also adopts green technologies such as these solar panels - they utilise renewable energy as an alternate power source to the MEC.
Apart from this, light intensity controls and motion sensors are installed at common areas such as toilets and staircases to save electricity.
To reduce water usage, a dedicated storage container with a filtration system is also built within the MEC to channel used water into the container for recycling.
Rainbow Centre's Seeds Cafe is a vocational set-up that provides for persons with disabilities so that they can transit to open employment.
Serving excellent coffee and wholesome food, Seeds is where young people with different abilities can grow and where all of us can better appreciate people as unique individuals through authentic and meaningful interactions.
Founded in 1992, Rainbow Centre Singapore is a not-for-profit organisation that serves children and young people with a diverse range of moderate to severe developmental needs, including autism, physical, visual and/or hearing disabilities; many have multiple disabilities.
Leveraging on science and technology, the CESP brings together subject-matter experts from sport science, nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy and human factors engineering to strengthen our soldiers' fitness, mental resilience, injury management and rehabiliation, as well as integration of soldier-level systems. In short, CESP will work towards making our soldiers “Soldier Strong”.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA is the largest restaurant across the four terminals at Changi Airport and houses six popular Japanese brands all under one roof.
The 7760sqft (720sqm) space seats about 300 diners.
Two out of the six brands at SORA are making its debut in Singapore. They are Tsuruhashi Fugetsu, a chain from Osaka specialising in "okonomiyaki" (Japanese savoury pancakes). And the other is Japoli Kitchen which offers Japanese-Italian fusion dishes.
Morozoff is one of Japan’s leading luxury confectionery makers, starting from a chocolate shop in Kobe in 1931. And it is making its comeback to our sunny island after 14 years, with the opening of a stand-alone boutique at Plaza Singapura.
The brand had been previously available in Singapore from 1984 at the Japanese department store Daimaru at Liang Court. After Daimaru closed in 2003, Morozoff left the market as well.
The chocolatier has more than 1000 shops and 33 cafes in Japan and is also available in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. The Singapore store is its 19th overseas outlet and will sell 90 per cent of Morozoff’s full range of products including chocolates, cookies and packaged baked goods such as madeleines.
(Image below: Morozoff's president, Mr Shinji Yamaguchi at the Plaza Singapura boutique)
TWG Tea introduces a treasure-trove of exotic teas and accessories at Singapore Changi Airport with their airport specialty stores, to bring the thrill of discovery to your teacup.
Located in the duty-free zone, the latest TWG boutique at Terminal 4 provides the perfect solution for those in search of sophisticated gifts.
TWG Tea is the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Specializing in whole-leaf teas from source estates, TWG Tea offers the largest tea list in the world, over 800 different single-estate harvests and exclusive blends from every tea producing country.
Enjoy the entire TWG Tea loose tea collection with varieties from every tea-producing country. Brightly coloured packed tins and tea accessories accompany rows of tea-infused macarons and chocolate bonbons, both available in a choice of luxurious gift boxes too.
The Maple Mania's signature Maple Butter Cookies are ranked as The #1 Best Selling product in Tokyo Station of Japan (most notably known as the terminal station for several shinkansen bullet train lines) for 3 consecutive years in 2015, 2016, 2017, breaking numerous records in the annual Tokyo Station Popular Souvenir Ranking leaderboard.
With the soft-opening of their Singapore flagship store at ION Orchard on 3rd November; you can get your hands on these award-winning bakes without going to Tokyo.
Established in 2013 in the historic and iconic Tokyo Station æ±äº¬é§ (Gransta section) in Marunouchi district, Japan, The Maple Mania story is one of growing up in America’s Golden Age, the culture and arts booming with music and film, it was a bright, vibrant, dream-filled era. Their hero is a boy who loves mischief and maple sweets, and keeps a bottle of maple syrup with him, just like the grown-ups who keep flasks of whiskey in their coat pockets. When no one was looking, he’d snatch the maple syrup from the cupboard, stash it in his pockets and sneak licks while walking the dog or climbing trees in the backyard.
Each sweet item offered by The Maple Mania contains that sense of play, adventure, mischief and nostalgia.
They take pride in their attention to the ingredients used in their range of products. Their signature ingredient is their Pure Maple Syrup, which is directly sourced from Quebec, Canada.
Temple Cellars is an independent, premium liquor store offering Singapore’s best craft selection. They pride themselves as the leading tastemakers and champion boutique producers that represent the best quality.
Located on the ground floor of UE Square, the locally opened store is co-founded by Singaporeans Jasmin Wong, Kasster Soh and Kevin Ngan.
The store has a lot to offer. Temple Cellars also currently stock about 40 wine labels and house local craft labels like Brewlander & Co. and Rye & Pint too.
Now you don't have to head to Busan for authentic Korean Fishcakes! Head down to ION Orchard and have a taste of Busan today at Samjin Amook.
Founded in 1953, Samjin has the longest history in fishcake industry in Korea.
For 65 years, Samjin has dedicated itself to the most efficient and high quality production system. Samjin has 3 Manufacturing Sites in Busan, Korea.
In 2011, Samjin has changed the fishcake market trend dramatically. They have turned around the public perception by starting bakery-style stores.
They redefined “Fishcake” from unsanitary street food to sanitary high quality food. Samjin supplies to wholesale markets such as Costco. Embracing their success in Korean market, Samjin looks to take the next step toward a global market.
Activate the vital power of your skin with 100% oil-free skincare from Japan. With millions and millions of their products sold, ORBIS Inc. is a leading Japanese cosmetic company which is also involved in markets such as skincare, health food and beauty supplements.
Established in 1984, ORBIS Inc. has been voted No.1 in the Japan Consumer Satisfaction Index.
In 1987, when oil was believed to be the essence of moisture, ORBIS introduced their first 100% oil-free skincare range, because they discovered that what the skin really needed to retain moisture was in fact not oil, but water.
Since then, they have focused on the science of creating intelligent skincare products that work from within to empower and reveal healthy radiant skin.
ORBIS is available at 7 retail points island-wide.
Artisanal perfume made in Singapore; Freda'D Parfum's first flagship store is now at Downtown Gallery. It's perfume bar will allow you to create your own scents like other Freda'D Parfum's quality products.
Freda'D is an artisanal fragrance house dedicated to the art of natural perfumery, continuously producing quality perfumes and fragranced products.
Their perfume ranges are personally created by their founder Freda, meticulously mixed through trial and error, ensuring that the highest qualities of the unique fragrance appeals to a broad range of customers. Every scent is inspired by a part of Freda's life, sharing a personal story through the perfumes.
Freda’D has scents for different personalities and styles; the young, the old, the sexy, and even the sporty. Pairing up with fashion not only brings out the perfume style but enhances and complements one's entire outfit.
Open for public use since 12 July, the 400m Rail Corridor Test Track is located between Choa Chu Kang Road & Upper Bukit Timah Road and features a 100m stretch of glow-in-the-dark section.
The test track will undergo a two-year trial to determine the best surface material for use that will make the Corridor safer and more accessible. Government agencies will evaluate the durability of the materials and gather feedback from the public.
Four different surface materials each take up a 100m stretch: fine gravel, grass and gravel, earth-coloured porous concrete, and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate minerals, which absorb ultraviolet light during the day and cause the track to emit a soft glow at night.
Luxury French perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois, has relocated its Singapore flagship boutique from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, to the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district at Scotts Square.
Fragrance Du Bois is a niche, luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers, from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois' creations is its signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on its own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.
Fragrance Du Bois' boutique at Scotts Square boasts an 807 ft2 retail space, with a new layout, but with the familiar and signature black and gold interior design that characterises the brand's ethos of recreating the grandeur and ambience of a classic Parisian salon.
Created to arouse and stimulate sensory perceptions in the individual, a brand-new VIP area is being introduced in the new boutique, in which guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the unique experience of a personalised consultation with a fragrance expert. Fragrance Du Bois' in-house perfumers will guide clients through the fascinating world of niche perfumery, and will enable a client to capture his or her imagination by recommending a blend of perfumes that will express the individual's unique personality.
New at Rendezvous Hotel's Courtyard, Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant provides a casual, comfortable environment where everyone can enjoy and appreciate special craft beer brews.
From all over the world, their carefully curated list includes craft beer brewed right here in Singapore, Japan, Australia, USA, UK, and also ciders from New Zealand and Citra Sea Mead from London. Their craft list will be refreshed from time to time for you.
To accompany their curated selection of 12 craft beers on tap, they have created a mouth-watering selection of dishes to complete your dining experience. Their food menu consists of signature dishes infused with craft beers as well as a variety of tantalising bar bites.
Autobahn Motors' ABM Building houses 60 exotic, vintage and super cars as well as multiple event spaces. The 15-storey building is quipped to perhaps be the largest super car “vending machine” and it dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis and more.
The tablet controlled automated system is known as AIMS. AIMS stands for Automotive Inventory Management System, and is the brainchild of Gary and Jack Hong, who own Autobahn Motors.
Customers on ground level can select from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see. Voila! The car then arrives within a minute or two later.
Guenpin, Japan's largest fugu restaurant chain has finally expanded out of Japan and has housed their first overseas outlet at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.
Enjoy the Tiger Puffer fish (“Torafugu”), prepared by licensed artisans, made available at Guenpin.
Out of the 22 kinds of pufferfish that are permitted for consumption by law in Japan, the “Torafugu” is recognized as the highest grade. In order to serve this fish in its most exquisite form, Guenpin's original techniques have been patented internationally.
Housed in Malcolm Bistro, 20grams Specialty Coffee & Roastery is a transparent operation of sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee alongside a kitchen serving an unabashedly gastronomically diverse fare at its finest.
At 20grams, they love making coffee, and because they love their coffee so much, they are particular about the way it is produced, prepared and presented.
One signature on their menu is the Maine Lobster Roll, stuffed with a good helping of lobster meat all within a toasted bun.
Headed by their Group Executive Chef Choi Minchul (who was a former food trainer at Marina Bay Sands), they present to you a breakthrough Korean dining concept! They are the first in Singapore to introduce the Mini Hwaro Grill which is a food trend taking Korea by storm, along with a wide assortment of sumptuous Korean skewers, freshly prepared daily.
With the accompaniment of contemporary Swing Jazz music, the 50 seater Hansul punches way above its weight by being the only bar in Singapore that serves up the most extensive array of Soju, Makgeolli, Cheongju and Korean Cocktails. In addition, they offer a selection of Italian wine and cider.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
The Prestige Brow Lash Nail is Prestige's 3rd outlet and latest expansion. Their first 2 outlets located at Pacific Plaza and Suntec City Tower 2, are known as the most luxurious eyelash and brow bar in Asia.
They offer a wide range of services like manicures, pedicures and massages too. Their signature beauty treatments include their world renowned Korean Nano Tech Eyebrow Embroidery Enchantment, and Korean Nano Duo Instrument Advanced Colouring Eyebrow Embroidery, Feng Shui Eyebrows by Celebrity Eyebrow Specialist – Irene Teo, Japanese Anti Bacterial Eyelash Extensions and Korean Mink Eyelash Extension, Eyeliner and Lips Enhancement.
Running Lab, now at Tampines Mall, is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. They are staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners who have the expertise to match the right shoe to your foot type. This helps maximize performance and reduces the risks of injuries.
Their facilities include an in-house treadmill for gait analysis and for customers to test run the shoe before a purchasing decision is made.
Delving into the art of roasting, Candour Coffee at Beach Road serves up specialty coffee from the best coffee roasters around the world, such as quality coffee roaster Market Lane Coffee from Australia, and tea from Hong Kong’s Man Cha Teas.
Candour Coffee also offers sweet delicacies such as salted caramel chocolate tarts and eight different flavours of macarons. With its white-washed space, scattered hints of baby blue, and decked out with beautiful wooden furniture, Candour Coffee is a great spot to catch up with friends over several cups of heavenly brewed coffee.
The Coffee Academics has opened its first outlet in Singapore at Scotts Square.
The Coffee Academics’ full flagship store in Singapore is slated to open early December 2015 at Scotts Square. Meanwhile, it has set up a pop-up kiosk just outside their soon-to-be-opened permanent location. And by the way, The Coffee Academics sits within the premise of the new OnPedder, which takes up the entire level 2 of Scotts Square.
Spizza Mercato kicks up the usual gastronomic experience by another notch, introducing the traditional Dine-In, Take-Away and Self-Collection with an added Retail all under one roof! Not only can you dine-in at the cosy Italian setting in the midst of a bustling Piazza, you can now grab-and-go your favourites on busy days by simply placing your self-collection orders online or via Spizza’s mobile app.
You can even recreate your favourite pizzas or pastas at your home sweet home with uniquely Spizza specialties, ingredients and kitchenware used at our own kitchen, available for purchase at Mercato’s retail corner.
They offer Western comfort food and large format dishes designed specially for sharing.
It is a multifaceted space with indoor and outdoor bar and dining sections ideal for social gatherings, screenings of sports matches, after-work drinks, as well as weddings and other special occasions.
Haite has opened its first Aviation Training Centre outside of China, which is also the first major investment by a Chinese aerospace company in Singapore.
The new facility is more than 7,000sqm, and is located in the Changi Business Park. Haite has established a training base for pilots and related aviation crew, for various types of Boeing and Airbus aircrafts widely used in China and the Southeast Asia region.
The Singapore Training Center offers training on an initial set of two, 7000 Series Full Flight Simulators: B737NG and A320 plus Integrated Procedures Trainer. Five more simulators will follow thereafter. The facility spans over 21,000 sqm. on 6 stories and includes rooftop conference/dining room, rest area for special events, as well as ample underground parking.
"Whips Cupcakes" is a specialized gourmet cupcake store that provides a wide selection of authentic American and Local specialty cupcakes to the discerning trendsetter.
Their cupcakes are made with the finest ingredients from all corners of the world, befitting the lifestyle of today's chic urbanite. They use the best ingredients, as they believe only the finest can produce the finest. In addition to their over-the-counter offerings, they offer customization for birthdays, weddings, corporate events and other special occasions.
Embodying IHC’s vision, the four-storey IHC building is an iconic, unique and sustainable building that blends both traditional Indian as well as modern architectural elements. The architectural design for the facade of IHC is inspired by the “Baoli” (or Indian stepwell), and seeks to create an urban forum for the celebration and appreciation of Indian culture.
The diversity and multi-faceted nature of Indian culture is also captured in the use of a translucent shimmering façade to create an impression of IHC as a “shining jewel” in the day, and the transformation of the IHC into a “glowing lantern” of the Indian community with the lighting of the colourful façade mural at night.
The IHC adopted an inclusive curatorial approach under the guidance of the IHC Concept and Content Sub-committee; and defines Indian in the pre-modern context of the subcontinent. Thematic permanent displays and/or special exhibits as well as programmes at the IHC will showcase various communities from the subcontinent with ‘lived histories’ in Singapore. In addition, memories and accounts of the community have also been captured.
The IHC’s permanent gallery storyline revolves around five themes arranged chronologically to span the time period 1st century CE to the 21st century. The themes present, through artefact and interactive displays, the long history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia as well as the experiences of South Asians in Southeast Asia (especially Malaya); Singapore in particular. They narrate the history of the migrant community and their contributions to Singapore.
The concept of MoodBox stems from the desire to let you catch a glimpse of the French touch lifestyle.
Whether you are looking for fine designer pieces for your home, a stylish present for men, an original gift for a special occasion, or something to indulge in, MoodBox offers a trendy selection of home decoration and fashion accessories.
With its certain je ne sais quoi, MoodBox provides for your changing moods.