After successfully introducing the best of Hainanese cuisine and culture to Singapore withits first outlet in at Hillion Mall, The Hainan Story now lengthens on its tale with a new instagrammable 24-hour outpost at Hotel Boss, offering kaya toast, kway chap, satay, curry rice, waffles, ice cream and more all hours of the day. The Hainan Story (Hotel Boss), is set to open on Friday 16th April.
Called Chapter 1 following the initial introduction, it has two additional concepts – Whole Street White Kway Chap and Jin Jin Golden Porridge – as well as its own bakery offering the best of Hainanese breads and pastries. The coffee house is an amalgamation of traditional Singapore Hainanese cuisine with a modern twist.
All in all, look forward to over 40 new items, offered 24 hours a day from six different brands brought to you by Chefs Steve, Pang Kok Keong, and Austen Ong who have carved their names at Baoshi, Antoinette and Grand Hyatt Singapore previously.
In tribute of the early Hainanese settlers who arrived on Singapore’s shores shortly after the British,The Hainan Story preserves Singapore’s colourful food heritage while offering diners a wide range ofdelicious, traditional favourites. Often affiliated with the F&B industry, the Hainanese community is widely known to brew the best coffee in town while cooking up a storm in the kitchen. At The Hainan Story, this legacy continues.
The décor at The Hainan Story at Hotel Boss pays homage to the colourful, vibrant and lively Hainanese stage opera with splashes of bright colours dressing the space, punctuated by humble wooden elements as a nod to the modest nature of hardworking Hainanese. Marble tables invite all to communal meals that strengthen bonds and mismatch chairs bring back the spirit of togetherness of a bygone era. Spot the upside-down coffee cups that are hung from the ceiling in reverence toone of Hainanese culture’s most famouscreations – the Hainanese sock coffee.
Entirely handcrafted in Switzerland, the House of Bovet 1822 is dedicated to honoring the collectors by crafting only 800 timepieces per year. Mr. Raffy, owner of Bovet 1822, is redefining true luxury by adding his commitment to exclusivity to further enhance the house’s incomparable innovation, exceptional chronometry and dedication to the decorative arts that the House of Bovet has mastered for nearly two centuries.
Bovet Fleurier is a Swiss brand of luxury timepieces whose origins date back to 1822, the year in which Edouard Bovet founded their workshop in the picturesque Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland. Bovet is famous for its pocket watches manufactured for the Chinese market in the 19th century.
Today, under the guidance of Pascal Raffy, an entrepreneur with a passion for haute horology, Bovet is thriving; producing exquisite and unique timepieces distinguished by their elegant pocket watch inspired form. From extraordinary complications such as tourbillons and minute repeaters, to rare artisanal crafts such as enamel painting and fleurisanne engraving, each Bovet timepiece is brought patiently to life under the practiced hand of a Bovet master watchmaker.
With a highly limited production annually, Bovet seeks to preserve and cultivate the art and craft of traditional watchmaking, while delighting the most discriminating of connoisseurs and collectors.
Discover the best flavours of Swiss cuisine in the bustling neighbourhood of Duxton. Bringing you an unique gastronomical experience, Coucou on Craig Road offers fine foods and drinks through traditional recipes brought from the kitchens and producers of Switzerland.
Every dish by Coucou is carefully created for your optimum Swiss experience. Indulge in some authentic Rosti – perfect with Sour Cream and toasty Cheese Raclette – and have your feast paired with some of their exceptional Swiss wine picks for optimum gratification. View their full menu or book a table with them here.
Led by one of the most respected veterans of Singapore’s F&B industry, Chef Otto Weibel, Black Marble brings the best of farm to table for its discerning diners. With over 16 years of culinary experience under his belt, Head Chef Jay Siaw of Black Marble also has a special expertise in working the char grill. Look forward to an irresistible selection of meats from Australia, Japan, and USA, all char grilled to perfection.
Black Marble believes in using the freshest ingredients harvested at their peak. All their sauces and jus are lovingly made from scratch in their kitchens, so no detail is spared. No secret to those who appreciate the finer things in life, clink your glasses of sublime wines to go along with their hearty fare at great prices.
Born in Switzerland, Chef Otto Weibel is considered a grand doyen of Singapore F&B. He first arrived in Singapore in 1973 to work at the Shangri-La Hotel, rising to Executive Sous Chef. He later progressed to Westin Philippines Plaza as Executive Chef, and helped open the Shangri-La (Westin) in Hong Kong as its Executive Chef.
He joined the then Westin Hotel Singapore in 1985 as Director of Kitchens, holding the post for 26 years until 2011 in what is today the Fairmont hotel. He has worked extensively in international consultancy projects and is co-founder of F&B consultancy OttScott, best known for Osia, the one-Michelin star restaurant, with Chef Scott Webster. Chef Otto’s tireless support and promotion of the Singapore F&B industry around the world, and his mentoring of young chefs, has made him one of the most respected figures in the industry. He is currently President Mentor of the Singapore Chefs Association, having been its President from 1990 to 2015. He is also Honorary President of Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific, and served as President of Bocuse d’Or Singapore and Asia-Pacific from 2008 to 2015.
Along with frequent appearances as Chief Judge in multiple cooking competitions, Chef Otto has numerous prestigious awards to his name, including ‘The Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the World Gourmet Summit in 2001, and ‘Swiss Chef of the Year 2001 Abroad’ by Urs Heller of Gault Millau Switzerland. In 2008, he received the ‘Personality and Lifetime Award’ from the international Chef Conference in Switzerland.
Chef Otto is a member of the Chaine de Rotisseurs Singapore since 1978, and of WACS (World Association Cooks Society) since 1984, receiving its Lifetime Award in 2014.
One of the many exciting tenants of the new Funan; Bernina makes beautiful sewing machines, inside and out, plus accessories for sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a serious quilter or new to the world of sewing and crafting, Bernina has a machine just for you.
Bernina is a fourth-generation family-owned company, and Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they create.
Their products are known for quality, innovation and design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, Bernina emphasizes ergonomic design that allows you to focus on your project - and not the machine.
The Carrot Patch offers a new coworking experience in singapore. Be the first to gain access to exclusive bars, which are specially transformed into coworking spaces during office hours just for you. The Carrot Patch @ SKAI Bar is based right above City Hall MRT station, provides an intimate social setting featuring breath-taking panoramic views of Singapore’s glittering cityscape.
Best for the hustler or entrepreneur who needs to meet your potential investors and deliver that winning pitch! The hotel standard ambience coupled with gorgeous views of Singapore’s skyline will definitely impress them. You can even stay on till after-hours (when the space transforms back into a bar), to mingle and chat with them over drinks (Yes, as a member you are also entitled to exclusive discounts!). View their price plans here.
Clove at Swissôtel The Stamford welcomes diners to an unforgettable gastronomic voyage. Explore some of the best global cuisines in their all-day dining buffet restaurant.
Travel across continents, lands and seas through a tapestry of aromas weaved together by an exquisite offering of native and international delights; including a sumptuous seafood selection with exciting Live and Do-It-Yourself stations. The surrounds of an earthy wooden palette with refreshing greenery basking in natural light, is the ideal social ground for a community that enjoys food. View their menu here.
Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie unveils its first reimagined concept store in Southeast Asia, exclusively at Takashimaya Department Store. Located in the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt on Orchard Road, the 43 sq m counter is meticulously designed – inspired by the authentic, sophisticated elegance of Swiss Contemporary Architecture.
Developed internally by Stana Pijunovic, in-house Chief Architect and head of a team of Swiss architects and designers, the new global store design perfectly embodies La Prairie’s long-standing quest for timeless beauty. The new Takashimaya counter is a haven of pristine elegance that offers an intimate consultation space and a private facial cabin – creating a fluid and seamless customer journey.
Defined by visionary Swiss architects, the school of Swiss Contemporary Architecture is a style at once raw and refined, deceptively simple in its execution, physically intense – imposing even – yet always in a poetic balance with the surrounding landscape. Integrating Swiss essence into its design, each fixture and structure in the new counter tells a different story. From the walls – using veneer wood from Switzerland, designed in a representation of the Swiss Alps, down to the table legs – structured to resemble the mountain landscape in Switzerland. The pristine and refined layout of the store echoes elegance and timeless beauty, which the brand represents.
La Prairie’s new visual merchandising aesthetic integrates the school of Land Art, a conceptual approach rooted in nature itself. Using wood and mineral elements, natural and noble materials, it celebrates the vitality and beauty of nature while demonstrating a deep respect for it.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at Swissôtel The Stamford is a gorgeous new space offering over 800 varieties of tea from 46 tea-producing regions, accessories and gifts, as well as all-day dining in an elegant setting. A world of discovery awaits for tea lovers.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s central business district, the impressive 40-seater TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at Swissôtel The Stamford features exquisitely appointed interiors celebrating the world of tea.
Customers can purchase their favorite loose leaf teas from the exceptional tea wall and tea lovers can taste the same teas hot, iced or in an array of mocktails, prepared by TWG Tea connoisseurs behind the beautiful tea bar. A curated menu of tea-infused gastronomy is served for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with brunch served on weekends until 3pm.
Swiss artisanal chocolate brand, Läderach Chocolatier Suisse is among one of the retail tenants confirmed to open their doors in Jewel Changi Airport next year.
Läderach has stood for top-quality, hand-made Swiss chocolate and confectionery specialities since 1962. They are a family company with around 500 employees that is headquartered in Glarus, Switzerland. They manufacture they own cocoa mass in their chocolate factory, which makes them one of the few premium producers to guarantee sustainable quality from the cocoa bean through to the end product.
The Läderach chocolate family encompasses the brands Läderach Chocolatier Suisse and Läderach Professional. The company has two production sites in Switzerland and one in Germany. Their premium products are sold in their 50 or so proprietary chocolate boutiques with points of sale in Switzerland, Germany and other countries, as well as by specialist retailers and high-level restaurants.
Bringing to the fore a chic contemporary grill set in a new lifestyle and social dining destination, SKAI is located on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford and is prepped to become the go-to sky-dining establishment in Singapore.
Pairing unparalleled views of the cityscape with a curated selection of prime beef cuts and fresh seafood infused with delicate Japanese accents, Chef Paul Hallett’s signature culinary style, philosophy and techniques are showcased in SKAI’s contemporary and casually inviting setting.
SKAI features the finest produce with a respectful tribute towards Japanese ingredients; the lunch set menu comprises grains and salads, main courses and delicious desserts, while the dinner menu brings a more refined selection of sharing plates and Ishiyaki. Chef Paul lends his extensive expertise in butchery to SKAI, sourcing and curing premium quality beef, cooked to perfection in SKAI’s state-of-the-art Josper Charcoal Oven. The restaurant offers a thoughtful balance with an array of fresh fish and seafood, delivering a well-rounded dining experience to return to regularly. Winner of the Singapore Pastry Cup 2017, Chef Koo Jee brings her expertise to deliver a delicious range of desserts, as well as an exclusive afternoon pastry offering.
Inspired by Nordic simplicity, the airy minimalist space features light maple wood, soft natural hues, minimalist vertical design and organic textures to create an urban atmosphere with a residential design aesthetic. The elegant space seats 130 guests, making the casual and vibrant, yet intimate setting perfect for social gatherings.
SKAI is all set for its opening on the 3rd September. Making a booking and discover the magic of this new joint.
Hailing from Switzerland, Stefani Parfumerie's first boutique in Singapore is now open at VivoCity.
Stefani Parfumerie originated in the heart of Appenzell, Switzerland, where space and time remarkably combine to create mindful moments of life’s enjoyment.
Establishing a settlement for fine home fragrances, Stefani Parfumerie is a multi-brand boutique. Housing esteemed brands of fine home fragrances, Stefani Parfumerie appease to the needs of consumers with an adoration for fine fragrances and mindful living. Home fragrance is an avenue of self expression for the new age to decorate the space and personalise the air that speaks your character.
Discover the fragrance that touches and flatters your soul. Be pampered with delicates of the atmosphere; withdrawn from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let fragrances reveal your personality and style.
The Stamford Brasserie is an all-in-one dining destination that brings to life the charm and exuberance of a classic French brasserie. The stylish tri-concept outlet, first in Swissotel The Stamford to run completely plastic-free, is conveniently located on the ground floor of Equinox Complex and comprises a Grab-and-Go, All-day Dining Restaurant and Beer Bar.
The venue’s tasteful décor is a feast for the eyes, featuring a mix of traditional vintage appeal interspersed with industrial-chic contemporary touches. Also incorporated is an open kitchen and bar, where diners can witness lively bistro cooking in action.
On the menu, we see Baked Fish 'En Papillote', Pulled Kurobuta Pork and more.
You can view both its Main and Grab & Go menus here.
Look at their craft beers selection carefully. You might just spot an interesting beer name which we contemplated to type it out here.
Visit the new SEVENFRIDAY Space Singapore at Raffles City! A place where friends and fans gather to recharge, refresh and regroup over watches and accessories.
SEVENFRIDAY is a watch brand founded in 2012 by Dan Niederer and its watches mostly use square cases.
Taking industrial materials, eye catching design and combining it with a forward thinking approach to social media - including very early tie-ins with a certain Watch Anish - while keeping the price point achievable, SEVENFRIDAY started to turn heads in the watch world.
Shanghai's iconic bund-side nightlife establishment, Bar Rouge will be opening their Singapore branch soon. It will be located on the 71st storey of Swissotel The Stamford.
In operation since 2004, Bar Rouge is one of the most famous clubs in Shanghai, A must-visit for out-of-towners sampling the high end of Shanghai nightlife. You can often use the password "Miss Rouge" to dodge the cover fee before midnight. Hopefully that will work the same for here in Singapore.
TASTE at Raffles Holland V is an integrated retail and dining concept, complete with whole food goodnesses.
Created by the people behind Swiss Butchery (Tanglin), in partnership with the likes of Jones the Grocer and Frisch Seafood, among others; the 557 sqm space has 10 different sections, including fruit and vegetable, beverage, meat, seafood, charcuterie, bakery, cheese room and more, featuring seasonal produce flown in from France, Thailand, Japan and the US.
At TASTE, you will enter a world of epicurean delight. It is an experience that goes far beyond tasty eating - it is a lifestyle.
Shoppers can have their raw purchases cooked at two sit-down restaurants within the premise which are SENS and Otto’s Deli Fresh. They both charge a nominal cooking fee of $8/100gm.
Brought to you by the maestros of Pastamania, KRAFTWICH by Swissbake and Zac Butchery, Commonground is a new dining space for people from all walks of life to come together to share and build memories through enjoying good food. It is the place for one to celebrate milestones and create precious memories with loved ones over a delish meal.
If you are in a hurry and looking for a simple grab-and-go bite, head straight for portopantry™ – the lifestyle retail corner within Commonground offering fresh gourmet bites and daily staples. Catering to the fitness buffs, families and PMETs in the vicinity, portopantry™ launches first ever retail space offering a wide range of wholesome yet affordable gourmet foods, specially curated from leading food brands by Swissbake, KRAFTWICH™ by Swissbake, NYC Bagel Factory and Kühlbarra under the Commonwealth Capital Group. From pre-packed sandwiches, salads and granola muesli yoghurts made fresh in-house daily, to indulgent cakes, pastries, pies & quiches to be enjoyed with a cuppa, customers can choose to enjoy these gourmet bites on the go or to take a breather and savour them in their seated area.
Crossroads Bar, the latest speakeasy by the Singapore River, invites with grand floor to ceiling windows, a sophisticated vibe and well-crafted drinks.
Ideal too for a charming afternoon tea or social hours after dusk, discover Asian inspired tapas and bespoke cocktails made with house-made syrups and sodas, with nuances of local fruits and spices, as well as herbs from our very own garden.
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.
Experience the restorative sensation and benefits of Swissotel’s holistic wellness and beauty offerings for the complete care of your body, mind and soul within the inviting surroundings of Pürovel Spa & Sport at Swissotel Merchant Court.
Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, Pürovel Spa & Sport is the perfect oasis in which to awaken and energise. Recreational facilities include a resort-style swimming pool with waterslides, and an outdoor Jacuzzi for added relaxation.
Established in 1979, The Hour Glass is one of Asia’s leading specialty watch retailers representing international watch marques such as Hublot and Sinn. It remains a watch haven for all watch collectors and enthusiasts alike with its wide ranging Swiss luxury watch brands.
In 1980 Carlo Crocco created the Hublot watch featuring a gold case and natural rubber strap. For the first time in the history of watchmaking, a precious underground material was combined with an above-ground natural substance. Soon thereafter, leading watchmaking brands started using rubber, thus validating our concept.
In 2004, industry legend Jean-Claude Biver becomes CEO of Hublot. Under his leadership, Hublot revisits its founding principles and launches “The Art of Fusion” concept.
Fusion means combining exotic materials like gold and ceramic, tantalum and red gold, or even magnesium and titanium. But it also means blending classical and modern Swiss watchmaking tradition.
In 2010, The first King Power models equipped with the UNICO movement go on sale. With its first chronograph movement entirely made in-house by Hublot, the King Power UNICO became the emblem of the brand’s progress towards verticalization.
As of the 1st of January 2012, Ricardo Guadalupe was promoted from Managing Director to CEO of Hublot, in charge of the brand’s daily operations.
Present in almost every country, and with over a quarter billion dollars in annual sales revenue, Hublot has become a horology force to be reckoned with worldwide.