Curry Nations at Biopolis serves North & South Indian dishes with Mangalorean influences in a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Mangalorean cuisine is largely influenced by the South Indian cuisine, where coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients, as are ginger, garlic and chilli. Head over to Curry Nations to savour the delicious dishes they have to offer!
Las Vegas Sands has released an official announcement on a bold expansion plan for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore which will see the world’s most successful and recognizable integrated resort add significant new tourism offerings to the property. The company has entered into a development agreement with the Singapore government and said it will quickly begin work on the new project.
Located immediately adjacent to the existing Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort (IR), the key elements of the development will be a state-of-the-art 15,000-seat arena, a luxury hotel tower and additional MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition) space.
“Marina Bay Sands is an iconic tourism destination that has exceeded all of our hopes in growing leisure and business tourism in Singapore and it is a privilege to receive the Singapore government’s continued support of its development. The property has achieved amazing success for both Singapore and our company and we plan to create even more with this expansion,” said Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson.
Minka is a Japanese restaurant specialising in Kaisendon (seafood rice bowl) for lunch hours and Sushi Omakase for dinner hours. (for dinner).
Located at Oxley Tower and currently in their soft launch phase, Minka's patrons can look forward to trying their succulent sashimi rice bowls or meticulously-prepared sushi offered during different times of the day.
Shiseido announced the opening of their new office in Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
The move is part of Shiseido’s VISION 2020 corporate transformation, as the company focuses on accelerating growth in the second phase of its medium-to-long term strategy. The new office hub will house the regional headquarters of Shiseido Asia Pacific, the global headquarters for Shiseido Travel Retail and the affiliate office of Shiseido Singapore. As centres of value creation, this structure facilitates flexible and agile decision making; enabling Shiseido to achieve significant growth through marketing activities attuned to the needs of regional consumers and global travellers.
As they continue to build for the future, Shiseido is committed to an increased investment in their brands, talent development, beauty innovation and business activities that will positively and sustainably impact society.
The new office will house three new dedicated facilities:
Asia Learning Centre, a first-of-its-kind dedicated training facility that will train approximately 2,000 Shiseido employees from Asia Pacific, Travel Retail, Japan & China each year. Its programmes aim to develop leadership, function-specific and innovation skills and behaviours that are critical in supporting growth and bringing out the best from employees for Shiseido’s continued success.
Asia Pacific Innovation Centre, which will enable open-source innovation, Asia Pacific consumer research, as well as create and localize a portfolio of highly specialised products for the Asian market and climate.
Life Quality Beauty Centre: As they strive for a society that promotes greater happiness and positivity for everyone, this is a unique facility that provides private, specialized make-up consultations to consumers with significant skin concerns such as port-wine stains, nevus, scars, vitiligo and changes in appearance due to the side effects of medical treatment. Shiseido has helped consumers with serious skin concerns since 1956, when many in Japan suffered from serious skin burns post-war, by developing a foundation called Shiseido Spots Cover.
Shiseido Asia Pacific and the global headquarters of Travel Retail first established their presence in Singapore in 2016 & 2015 respectively; with the employee base almost doubling to over 250 employees, with nationalities spread across 17 countries.
The strategic location of the Singapore office puts Shiseido closer to key markets in Asia, enabling the company toleverage the region’s robust potential with its rising middle-class population. Growth in the premium beauty segment in Asia Pacific is forecasted increase by USD$4.4 billion from 2016-2021, while the mass beauty segment is expected to achieve more than triple this amount.
Asia Pacific also represents a key region and engine of growth for the global Travel Retail Channel. Current forecasts estimate that its beauty segment represents a potential market size of USD$26 billion by 2021; the proximity of Shiseido Travel Retail aims to empower and guide the team alongside this growth.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetic company, offering consumers the most advanced technology and finest aesthetics available in the East or West. Shiseido is the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan; and the name of Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality.
Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skin care, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after 145 years in business, Shiseido is now sold in 88 countries and regions across the world.
MAVRX Coffee Bar is nestled in the corner of the Great World City office lobby. Having opened it’s first outlet at Duxton Hill with a strong focus on coffee, they’ve expanded their menu to include a selection of aromatic teas, and special lattes such as Genmaicha and a Seven spice chai.
Using the Allpress Espresso Blend made from 4 origins- Brazil, Sumatra, Colombia & Guatemala, our MAVRX house blend is a medium roasted coffee blend showcasing primary flavours of caramel and cocoa with a clean, crisp apple acidity.
Operated by Salt Media & Entertainment in collaboration with CapitaLand, Salt Media @ Capital Tower is an auditorium by day and movie theatre by night.
Professionally equipped with audio-visual system, Salt Media @ Capital Tower can hold up to 230 people in its comfortable tiered seats. Salt Media @ Capital Tower is the perfect venue for lifestyle events such as movie screenings, performances, meet & greet sessions and more!
The cinema will operate a cashless system. Ticket sales are online only, at www.SaltTheatres.com, with no sales at the door.
Formerly known as a food enclave in Shaw Towers Bugis, Wild Market kicks it up a notch with a wonderfully ‘wild’ multi-play concept with fun rooms housing activities including karaoke, nerf guns, video and board games – paired with communal dining and ice-cold drinks.
Mr Ruben Brandon, Co-Founder of Wild Market Pte Ltd says: “Why choose a single activity on a night out when you can enjoy a multiroom concept at Wild Market? Shoot nerf guns with your greatest nemesis as a target, sing your heart out in our karaoke room, or have a chill night out playing console games or old school board games while indulging quality beers and bites. It’s all about having a ‘wild’ night out with Wild Market.”
MICE events need not be stuffy and boring with Wild Market’s new concept. Special occasions such as solemnisations and birthdays with customers being able to rent out entire rooms and spaces within the establishment for their private use.
The spanking new Wild Market features four different rooms – Meet, Chill, Play, and Sing.
These communal spaces are free-to-use, however private rentals are available upon request with a minimum spend. The common areas at Wild Market feature a full-sized beer pong table, dart boards and a stage with live performances every Friday and Saturday.
Meet – Perfect for private dining, meetings and functions. It comprises a long 240cm table and a TV screen for presentations.
Chill – Self-explanatory, this beanbag seating room offers a plethora of board games and a gaming console complete with video games for a relaxing night out.
Play – This seasonal concept room starts off with nerf guns aimed at a target board. Add picture of nemesis on the target board to complete stress-relief therapy.
Sing – Amateur hobbyist or professional singer, this KTV room is completely soundproof and free for all.
No night out is complete without an array of mouth-watering dishes and ice-cold drinks. Wild Market serves a variety of Japanese-inspired tapas and local delights that would regale any group looking for a good night out.
Wild Market’s drinks menu from their "Wild Bar" also shows off a plethora of beers on tap, affordable wines and cocktails.
Started with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to try their hands at the unforgiving F&B scene in Singapore, "Bazaar" at Wild Market offers a fully-functional space for budding restauranteurs to test out their ideas at $0 rental with a month-long lease period to test the market. Interested parties can contact Wild Market via their Facebook page.
Right in the middle of Singapore’s business district, 360 Lounge is a modern oasis tucked away on the 20th floor of Oxley Tower. 360 Lounge features an elegant yet striking monochromatic layout combining retro and futuristic themes, complete with plush seats, booming beats & gorgeous visuals. Enter a bold new world when stepping into 360 Lounge.
One of the radical entertainment design in this cosmopolitan city with specially customised optical sculptures, wall graphic murals & kinetic hanging lights system will definitely makes you feel lively after a long day at work.
360 Lounge is steadily becoming an entertainment hotspot within the heart of the city; featuring the most renowned DJs in the region as well as new upcoming talents. Every week promises cool vibes and fresh new sounds, giving you a different experience whenever you step into 360. They’re constantly switching it up to keep patrons intrigued!
Mozzarella fans, its time to celebrate. Italy’s famed Mozzarella Osteria & Bar, The Mast’, is opening its doors at Frasers Tower this November! The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. in Singapore is the brand’s first outpost in Southeast Asia.
First launched in Rome in 2015, The Mast’ means cheese master when translated from a southern Italian dialect.
The venue features an open kitchen and cheese laboratory where guests can feast they eyes on the production, hand-stretching and shaping of its famed Mozzarella, Burrata and Stracciatella cheeses which are made in-house daily!
Besides buffalo cheese that is made fresh daily, their menu also features a selection of Crostini, Panino (Ciabatta sandwiches) and Pinse (Flat pizza bread) that are prepared from original recipes and only with the best Italian ingredients.
Located in the heart of the central business district at Frasers Tower; Preludio is a new contemporary restaurant that aims to present a fresh perspective on fine dining, where embracing a culture of constant change and innovation helps ignite the spirit of creativity and betterment.
Instead of focusing on dishes from a certain geographical region, Preludio adventures into the territory known as “Author’s Cuisine.”
The menu, inspired by themed chapters, will always remain audacious and proudly experimental, yet familiar. The entire guest experience will change according to themes chosen by Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo. Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Thus the creativity and boldness of Preludio’s artists will remain constantly challenged, while at the same time maintaining the finest quality in each and every dish.
For its debut, Preludio will open with “Monochrome”, where the restaurant will be inspired in black and white. The team approached the theme of monochrome with a sense of liberation instead of limitation. Imagining in this concept provoked them to explore and invent new definitions of black and white, brainstorming with a spiritedness that materialised freely.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Chef Fernando Arévalo graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and began his career in Michelin- starred kitchens alongside iconic culinary artists Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali. For the past 6 years, he has been based in Singapore, heading the kitchens of Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Artemis Grill.
Ambitious, creative and driven, he is ready to set on his own path as the head of Preludio’s impassioned and adventurous team.
Preludio will welcome guests on 8 November and is currently open for reservations.
Discover the Cuban milieu at Cuba Libre Café & Bar, Frasers Tower. Savour contemporary Latin American cuisine with a healthier approach and a wide selection of mojitos (some of the best in Singapore).
Since the first Cuba Libre Café & Bar opened in 2006, it adds fun and energetic vibes to Singapore’s scene. The new edition of Café and Bar brings Cuba Libre’s vibrant energy to Frasers Tower. Bright colours interior, rustic vibes, and eclectic quirks, the venue manifests a modern twist of Cuba.
The new concept focuses more on its kitchen, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Tanjong Pagar locale. Added repertoire to the menu offerings include smoothies, eggs and avocados on toasts, pastries, sandwiches, desserts and late-night snack bar. With influences from the Caribbean islands that surround it, as well as Spain, France, Portugal, Asia and Africa, Cuba Libre’s new menu is packed with an excellent source of nutrients.
Ocha Fresh Thai in Frasers Tower serves tasty, quality Thai food that is sure to satisy the taste buds of everday foodies.
â€‹Founded by a Thai-born & Singapore-based creative director; Ocha Fresh Thai uses quality ingredients cooked the traditional way, rich full flavours from authentic spices and their very own curry pastes and sauces. They take no shortcuts and never add MSG in their cooking.
The State Courts handle about 90 per cent of Singapore's caseload, which equates to more than 300,000 cases per year. The new State Courts Towers on Upper Cross Street (located just beside the current State Courts building) are currently under construction so to meet with future needs and to support the push for an efficient, responsive and effective judiciary.
When completed, the new State Courts Towers will house more than 60 courtrooms and over 50 hearing chambers to meet the needs of society, providing better access to justice and timely dispute resolution.
The project consisting of a court tower and an office tower costs $450 million. The new State Courts Towers will stand at 178m tall with 3 basement levels and slated to be operational in 2020.
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.
The Great Room, a hospitality-led co-working space expands its presence and continues to bring the hotel industry's best tricks to the Singapore co-working space with the opening of its second location in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at Centennial Tower.
Spanning 36,000 square feet over two floors with a 360-degree wrap-around view of downtown Singapore, the new space is a response to the success and strong demand received from its first One George Street location opened in 2016. This opening is set to challenge the current workspace model and elevate the co-working scene in Singapore by combining the best of private members' clubs such as Soho House with co-working spaces aimed at enterprising professionals.
Designed in collaboration with global design studio HASSELL, The Great Room at Centennial Tower is sophisticated, laden with natural light and the most sumptuous views of Singapore’s signature cityscape.
MYO Restobar at Oxley Tower serves classic home-style Cantonese dishes and dim sum. Also not forgetting Kia Hiang's famous claypot chicken, as this 120-seater restaurant is a new culinary venture by Kia Hiang Restaurant.
They aim to delight generations with delicious and innovative dim sum and Chinese wok dishes in a comfortable setting. They promise a mouth-watering experience through they uncompromising value and quality of their dishes, driven by their passionate and dedicated team.
On the menu; the signature Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken, Tangy Orange Braised Pork Ribs with mantou, Angus Ribeye Cubes with garlic and broccoli, Steamed Siu Mai with conpoy & black truffle, Gold Foil Dumplings w/assorted mushrooms and many more.
With over 50 outlets spread across Asia, Ramen Nagi, the award-winning ramen chain from Tokyo, finally brings its handcrated steaming bowls of ramen to the heart of Singapore this 12th October.
Helmed by the renowned Ramen Master, Chef Ikuta Satoshi, Ramen Nagi has won the hearts of many ramen fanatics and found breakout success in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia. The brand’s raving appraisals run the gamut from popular Hong Kong food critic, Michael Lam, to bagging the top spot at the 2012 Tokyo Ramen of the Year.
Chef Ikuta honed the art of ramen making in a hole-in-the-wall ramen house nestled along a narrow alley in Fukuoka, Japan. Personally dishing up bowls of savoury ramen in front of each customer, his technique evolved over the hundreds, if not thousands, of bowls he skillfully prepared as he in-corporated feedback from acclaimed critics and loyal fans.
Making his name as the first restaurant in the world to serve a different type of ramen every day for all 365 days of the year, Chef Ikuta’s inspiring talent went further than just endless creativity when he beat over 30,000 chefs and walked away with top spots in the Tokyo Ramen of the Year Championship for three consecutive years. e ramen chain has since expanded throughout the region with 22 outlets in its native Japan and 28 overseas franchised branches.
Each generous bowl of noodles that Ramen Nagi serves is handcrafed and custom cooked with premium quality ingredients air-flown from Japan. The brand’s four signature Ramen Kings range from the traditional Butao King, the spicy Red King as well as the Black King and Green King for the adventurous at heart. In an old fashioned Omotenashi style, Ramen Nagi offers a checklist for guests to customise their ramen preferences.
Customers can personalize the richness of the broth, amount of garlic, spice level, ramen texture and have their choice of either pork shoulder or pork belly chashu. This meticulous attention to detail provides each diner, whether ramen lover or not, a rich and memorable experience that straddles both culture and cuisine.
Ginza Rokukakutei's first overseas venture outside Japan is now open at Odeon Towers.
Rokukakutei in Osaka has been a one-Michelin-starred specialty restaurant since year 2009. Then it opened a 2nd outlet in Ginza, Tokyo.
The concept of the restaurant is serving Kushiage (deep fried skewers) and wine pairing with selected luxury wines like their outlets at Ginza and Azabujuban in Tokyo. Think omakase style dining but with deep fried skewers.
District6, Singapore’s newest co-working space, has opened its doors.
Housed on the second floor of Odeon Towers, the chic and minimalist space is designed to flood the space with natural light in the day. The generous 10,000 square feet space is outfitted with comforting furnishings and a pleasing palette of wood and white – drawing from the belief that the art of a decluttered space leads to a decluttered mind. Furthermore, the founders have left it up to the discretion of its tenants to decorate their own office as they see fit such that it would feel more like their very own space.
The promising community that the District6 team have built so far include people who create and innovate the built environment like real estate tech and smart living start-up IglooHome and one of the most significant research and education non-profits in the real estate industry - Urban Land Institute.
The team at DISTRICT6 will host events relevant to the co-working community that inspire and inform, above the usual networking opportunities. Those include, the first real estate tech Hackathon in Singapore hosted in collaboration with IglooHome, keynote speeches and networking hosted by Urban Land Institute, and fundraisers for visionary hotel schools in Myanmar.
The unassuming but elegantly designed space at District6 is utilised to provide a range of flexi desks, dedicated desks, private studios (for teams of 2 to 4), private offices (for larger companies with 5 to 20 people); and four unique meeting rooms.
Amenities and facilities include small meetings rooms, dedicated phone booths, a large boardroom, and an event space that holds up to 100 people, complete with 8-metre high ceiling with a projectable wall. The communal ‘living room’ also houses specialty Coffee bar from Kyoto, Kurasu. All beans are sourced by a specialty roaster around Japan to offer the finest selection of brews to keep the team going throughout the day – all complimentary to members of course.
Embark on a gastronomical odyssey at NAMI Restaurant and Bar, a new dining establishment located on level 24 of The Tower Wing of Shangri-La Hotel. From the kitchen comes authentic and traditional Japanese cuisine, created with refinement and precision, reminiscent of a royal feast. NAMI's menu is a celebration of the country’s four seasons, best savoured through gokan, or the use of all five senses when dining.
The cornerstone of NAMI is its Head Chef Shigeo Akiba, who hails from the Japanese city of Yokohama. With more than 30 years of culinary experience under his belt, he is first an artist and then an epicurean. Among the highlights of his career is preparing the wedding banquet of Japan’s Prince Akishinomiya and Princess Kiko, and later, their crowning ceremony. He has also had the honour of serving Emperor Akihito when he dined at the Nadaman restaurant in Tokyo.
Additionally, Mr. Akiba has worked under Iron Chef Koumei Nakamura for five years as his executive chef. He managed the menus of all five restaurants owned by Nakamura, as well as developed the recipes for the dishes that the celebrity chef presented on the internationally popular cooking show on Fuji Television.
Some of NAMI’s signature dishes not be missed include Pan-Fried Tuna Head with Chef Akiba’s Sweet Soy Sauce, Steamed NAMI Abalone in Kimo Sauce, Miso Penshell Clam with Uni and Ikura and Japanese Saga Wagyu Beef Sirloin A4 with Kyoto Vegetables and Dashi Broth.
Tradition is at the heart and soul of what is served up on your platters at K-Tower. Located along Amoy Street, K-Tower started out as a vision to bring together close family and friends to dine as one, engaging in the cooking of seafood together, and to savour the freshness of seafood.
Inspired by the “9 Layer Seafood” in the recent travels of the founders to Korea, K-Tower uniquely represents the latest gastronomical hit of the seafood tower that was recently sparked off in Korea. Keeping to the authentic Korean style of the seafood tower, fresh seafood is steamed within the tower, with varieties of seafood stacked up in tiers, where the essence of seafood trickles downwards and amalgamates in a steaming hot pot of goodness.
True to its belief that seafood must be enjoyed fresh and delivering the succulent juices of the ocean to your very tastebuds, K-Tower seeks to transform your dining experience when it comes to delicacies from the sea, by having live seafood tanks within the restaurant itself. As K-Tower says it, it’s all about “The goodness of the ocean, all in one steaming pot”.
Singapore's first 50m-tall bungy tower on Siloso Beach Sentosa will be opening soon. The new attraction is AJ Hackett Sentosa, a 2,500 sq m adventure playground with various features that meet different appetites for thrills.
AJ Hackett Sentosa will also be their first site globally to offer a full-time commercial vertical skywalk, which will allow visitors to walk vertically 44m down the centre shaft of the tower while supported by static ropes. This is similar to systems used by military and uniformed forces for training. The structure has other exciting components like the 47-meter high Double Bungy jump decks, Duo Giant Swings from a height of 40 meters and at a speed of over 100km/h or take in a panaoramic view of Siloso beach from their Skybridge which is 40 meters long and 50 metres above ground.
Hopheads have moved to a new address. Find them at their new location in the basement of the Haw Par Glass Tower and head down to an underground Heaven.
Hopheads is an underground bar that believes that a nice pint of beer will solve life's greatest problems. With lots of room, darts, pool, ping pong and beer pong, boredom has no chance of survival at Hopheads.
Following fifteen months of renovation, the Hermes flagship store at Liat Towers in Singapore where it has called home for the past 30 years, has re-opened, offering a retail experience across four floors topped off with a stunning facade.
The 670 sq m of retail and exhibition space features windows of different heights and sizes, angled and furnished with Venetian blinds to block out direct sunlight.
The store has been expanded by 4m towards Angullia Park where its new main entrance is, creating a porch-like shelter as customers alight from the road.
On the rooftop of the boutique is the recognisable statue of the iconic Hermes firework-maker on horseback, with Singapore only the second store in the world after Miami to feature the sculpture on its exterior.
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck will open his flagship restaurant, Spago, at Marina Bay Sands later this year. This will be Chef Puck's second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands after steakhouse CUT, and Spago's first venture in Asia.
Spago will be located 57 storeys above ground on the majestic Sands SkyPark, Tower 2, overlooking the city and gardens and beside Marina Bay Sands’ famous infinity pool. Spago will deliver a sophisticated, warm and inviting ambiance with both indoor and outdoor seating, while serving an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents.
The Drinking Market Kitchen + Bar is the first Asian-influenced kitchen & bar concept in Singapore where you can come together for the love of great food and drinks.
An extension of the existing Jane Thai Restaurant in Orchard Towers, the management are exploring into other areas within the food and beverage industry other then just traditional restaurants per se. TDM continues to provide quality and affordable Thai food and drinks in Singapore.
This is the perfect venue for week day lunch or after work drinks with colleagues and a great spot to catch up with friends and family over a hearty meal on weekends.