Located along Bukit Pasoh Road and just a few minutes away from Outram Park MRT station, TAKU Sushi & Wagyu & Craft Bar is a restaurant and bar that serves a variety of Japanese cuisine, specially prepared by their head chef, Arakawa.
TAKU offers fine Japanese food and drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere that will surely deliver an excellent dining experience for all.
Spanning over 315,000 square meters, Luxus Hills is a landed housing estate by developer Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited marked by a collection of contermporary semi-detached and terrace houses, built respectfully to accomodate everyone in the family. Standing royally on a 999-year leasehold location of superior value, each home is a treasured gem nestled in a tranquil environment that shelters you from the flurries of life. Here, within this private enclave of comfort, you can share moments, create memories and force familial bonds together.
Luxus Hills is a gorgeous collection of contemporary terrace houses built for those who appreciate the finer things in life, while placing priority in close family ties. It is situated in Seletar Hills Estate located along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and Yio Chu Kang Road.
It has great balance between countryside living and urban conveniences of Centre Business District. Just outside its quiet walls, a multitude of lively shopping and dining avenues beckons Greenwich V, AMK Hub and Compass Point. With new mega developments sprouting around the vicinity, like the Punggol Waterway Park and Seletar Aerospace Park, it will make Luxus Hills an even more coveted address and desirable investment.
In addition to greater convenience for commuters with seamless transfers between the new air-conditioned bus interchange and the Bukit Panjang MRT and LRT stations, commuters using the new Bukit Panjang ITH can expect new features to enhance their overall journey experience. The new ITH will also feature several technological innovations to improve workplace safety, for example, a traffic management system to detect and increase bus captains’ visual awareness of bus movements within the bus parking area.
The Bukit Panjang ITH is the first integrated transport hub operated by SMRT Buses, who has invested significantly to ensure a positive travelling experience for commuters using the new ITH.
The Bukit Panjang ITH will take on a different look and feel, with its design and function planned around three key themes: Commuter Centricity, Workforce Oriented and Community Bonding. Please refer to the Annex for a summary of new features at Bukit Panjang ITH.
One of the few features unique to this hub is that commuters can soon borrow items such as portable USB charger, shopping trolley and an umbrella when they travel through the Bukit Panjang ITH. To borrow the items, commuters need to go to the WeCare Shop located near the bus interchange at the ground level of the connected Hillion Mall, also to provide an identity card (to be scanned) and a contact number. They may keep the items for up to three days, after which SMRT employees will contact them to return the things.
The Bukit Panjang ITH is fully equipped with barrier-free facilities which makes it convenient to take public transport, especially for commuters with mobility issues as well as commuters travelling with young children and prams. For example, graduated kerb edges are installed at all boarding berths to facilitate boarding and alighting of buses by passengers in wheelchairs. Bus berths and lifts have also been braille-equipped for the visually impaired.
Priority queues and accompanying seats will also be demarcated for seniors, less mobile and expectant mothers to rest and wait at, so that they can be accorded priority boarding for their buses.
All new and upcoming ITHs and Bus Interchanges developed from 2014 are also designed with standalone nursing rooms which comes with diaper changing amenities and a wash basin.
Beautifully conceived to create an exquisite balance between space, nature and the convenience of downtown living, Le Quest by QingJian Realty (South Pacific) Group is a modern mixed development comprising five blocks of 516 well-appointed 99-year leasehold residential units, lifestyle, dining and convenience options and a world of thoughtful facilities.
Located along Bukit Batok Street 41, Le Quest is served by key expressways and near three major MRT lines. With renowed educational institutes, lush greenery, world class healthcare, the shopping and entertainment hub of Jurong Gateway and the bustling development of the western region by the Singapore government in close proximity, get ready to revitalise the way you live.
Located within Hillion Mall at Petir Road, PCF Sparkletots @ Cashew is PAP Community Foundation's (PCF) first childcare centre in an intergrated development. With a space of of over 2,000 sqm, the centre will provide full day child care and infant care services for over 280 children.
Their educators believe young children have an innate curiosity about their environment and a spontaneous desire to explore, imagine, construct and question. To support and develop this natural desire, their S.T.E.A.M. Approach (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) enables children to explore, experiment and engage all their senses.
The centre's curriculum will follow that of other PCF Sparkletots pre-schools, which is regularly reviewed, and focuses on areas like numeracy, creative expression and motor skills development.
Sumo Bar Happy is a modern ramen and tachinomi sake bar in the heart of Singapore's Bras Basah arts district. They have a focus on one-cup sake and tonkotsu ramen with beef toppings.
Sumo Bar Happy is opened by the folks behind Tanuki Raw.
Oxtail, tendon, sliced cured beef, short rib, and char siew are in their Sumo Ramen bowl and will make you feel complete. Enjoy their one cup sakes paired with bowls of 48-hour simmered tonkotsu broth. Pure bliss.
An establishment by EagleWings (a popular luxury yacht charter in Singapore), nautical-themed cafe & bar EagleWings Loft features a cosy yet sophisticated ambience that is perfect for a weekend family brunch or any typical work-week meal.
On the menu: Foie Gras w/Duck Rillete, Truffle Blackbeard, Marco Polo Creamoso, Lobster Submarine, Chicken Diavola and more.
A flagship landed development by CapitaLand, Victoria Park Villas is an exclusive and prestigious landed development in the prime District 10 offering 106 semi-detached houses and three distinctive bungalows.
Victoria Park Villas is designed by not just one, but three independent architects, led by master architect Mok Wei Wei from the renowned firm W Architects.
This unique arrangement ensures diversity as well as coherence in design, leading Victoria Park Villas a stunning, sophisticated appeal. Every detail is relentlessly pursued, combining liveability and luxury. This is where beauty. the greater promises of life - and you - can truly call home.
Sitting on a 403,000 square feet site at the junction of Coronation Road and Victoria Park Road, Victoria Park Villas' landed houses are perched on elevated land along Victoria Park Road within the Good Class Bungalow neighbourhood. To be completed in 2018, Victoria Park Villas presents a keenly awaited opportunity for homebuyers to own a brand new home in one of the most sought after addresses in Singapore.
Victoria Park Villas is about a 10-minute walk from Farrer Road and Tan Kah Kee MRT stations, surrounded by myriad dining, recreational and retail options in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, ION Orchard, Coronation Shopping Plaza, and Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is also a 10-minute drive to Singapore’s world-renowned Orchard Road shopping belt and the Central Financial District.
It is also surrounded by reputable schools including Nanyang Primary School, Raffles Girls Primary School, St Margaret’s Secondary School, Hwa Chong Institution, Anglo-Chinese School International, National Junior College and the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus.
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.
An exciting new addition to Singapore’s night scene, Chikin (meaning “chicken” in colloquial Japanese) is a contemporary Yakitori-bar concept that offers an array of Japanese skewers, small plates and a delectable spectrum of house-infused cocktails.
The second and newest venue by lifestyle group Coterie Dining Concepts, Chikin was conceived with the aim of amping up the Yakitori experience through a package of great food, flavourful, tipples and a buzzing trendy bar setting.
Housed within a conservation shophouse at the up-and-coming Bukit Pasoh enclave, Chikin pays tongue in cheek tribute to Japanese popular culture and consumerism both with its out of the box characterisation of traditional Yakitori and cocktails , and with its affordability.
Boldly defying the traditionally premium price points of its offerings, Chikin believes that delicious Yakitori and well crafted cocktails can and should be enjoyed without breaking the bank.
On the ground floor of this three-storey Yakitori bar is where a long bar and open kitchen sits, guests are greeted with wall-to-ceiling murals sprinkled with iconic Pop Art symbols that are enlivened with neon lights and energetic graphics.
Through a climb up the stairway, the bar opens up to a lounge-like space in a dim-lit dining hall catered for cosy sit-down dining and for larger groups.
Over at the third floor, CHIKIN holds a private room space dedicated for functions and small group gatherings. Access to the private party room is by invitation or reservation only.
At Chikin, the authenticity and art of the Yakitori is preserved as cuisine-trained chefs serve up a mouth-watering selection of skewers and small plates. As its name suggests, the menu carries as many parts of the chicken as you can name: thigh, wing, heart, gizzard, tail, windpipe, neck,with other Kushiyaki (meat and vegetable) options grilled to a smoky perfection over Binchotan, a high quality Japanese charcoal.
Conceptualized by award-winning bartender Sam Wong, Chikin’s drinks menu boasts a bevy of up to 20 different cocktails, with a majority of 15 being house-made signature cocktail infusions. Infused over a period of three to four days, each spirit is expertly formulated with various ingredients to deliver a spectrum of subtle to profound flavour profiles. Just prior to serving, Chikin’s bartenders top the infusions off with carefully crafted ingredients to enhance and balance the cocktails.
The library will have new services, including an immersive storytelling room for children. There will also be customised reading spaces for patrons of all ages.
The library's new Children’s Zone, will pilot the Stories Come Alive Room. Be ready to step right into a storybook, complete with changing scenes, sounds and animations! Enjoy an immersive storytelling experience when the library re-opens.
Great British business wear retailer, T.M.Lewin, has been providing the business world with shirts, suits and accessories since 1898.
The first T.M.Lewin opened in Jermyn Street in 1898. That bustling London Street soon became a magnet for the world’s finest tailors and Mr. Thomas Mayes Lewin was among the industry’s original innovators.
A hundred years ago, shirts didn’t have buttons down the front. T.M.Lewin’s ‘coat-shirts’ were not only pioneering, they are a prototype of the modern shirt worn today.
Over the years, T.M.Lewin has developed its product offer to cover the entire business wardrobe, and have introduced brightly coloured, checked, striped and patterned shirts which bring both a certain confidence and an individual flair to the work uniform. They aim to provide you with the opportunity to effortlessly blend in to your professional life, but confidently stand out from the crowd, with high quality business wear.
Ever tried banana with coffee? Asia’s first affogato bar, The Affogato Bar will offer you that combination with their 'Banana Ramble'. It comes with fresh bananas and banana cake paired with aromatic double-espresso shots from Dimattima (a household name in Melbourne’s coffee scene).
What exactly is affogato? It is commonly explained as an Italian dessert consisting of ice cream topped with shot/shots of espresso coffee. This cosy cafe tucked within Bukit Timah’s quiet Cluny Court offers five different Affogatos.
Enjoy their hand-rolled bagel sandwiches too. Their newest addition is the Toasted Black & White Sesame Bagel with New Zealand Smoked King Salmon.
From the people behind Sogurt, KARA Café & Dessert Bar is a welcoming space for warm encounters at Bukit Timah. As you step through the door arches, you enter a world of tropical foliage and imaginary creatures of art and begin a gastronomic journey of unusual taste pairings with savoury and sweet creations lovingly created by their handpicked chef partners.
KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar serves a lovingly created menu of comfort food: savoury grain bowls, grilled cheese toasties and artisanal soft-serve desserts - each featuring unusual flavour pairings.
ARTRA is a 99-yr mixed-use property development located right beside Redhill MRT. The block will be 44-storeys high and will house 400 residential units, a childcare centre, a supermarket and more all under one roof.
ARTRA is the best definition of city fringe living. Just 4 MRT stops to Raffles Place (CBD), 4 MRT stops to One-North area and a short drive to Orchard Road; residents can enjoy the convenience of this accessible location. Expressways such as CTE and AYE situated nearby shortens travel/car-drive time around Singapore.
Introducing a sanctuary of alluring contrasts: The Creek @ Bukit is ensconced in the heart of nature, yet intimately linked to all the conveniences of life.
Located just off iconic Bukit Timah Road with easy access to the PIE and BKE, it puts you in the centre of all that Singapore has to offer.
The Creek @ Bukit sits at the highest point of the entire estate and offers great views of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Singapore city skyline.
You can select from a stunning range of luxurious SOHO-Style units, Maisonettes and Penthouses. Typical units enjoy 3.6m floor to floor heights, and selected units boast 5m heights, providing stylish loft design residences that expand the usable space at your disposal.
Maisonettes can also be uniquely customised to create a home like no other. Commanding an elevated position amidst a low-rise district, residents in The Creek @ Bukit can enjoy pleasant views every day.
Built in the 1990s, the Pang Sua Pond in Bukit Panjang is a stormwater collection pond that collects rainwater runoff from the surrounding areas before the water is pumped to the Upper Seletar Reservoir for storage and treatment.
After a 30-month makeover project; the revitalised Pang Sua Pond under PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme was officially unveiled on Saturday 25th March 2017.
The new boardwalk around the Pang Sua Pond is set to become a community focal point, connecting residents to facilities in the vicinity. Visitors can take a stroll on the 480m-long timber boardwalk that is suspended 7m over the pond. There are two lookout decks that offer panoramic views of the waterfront and a multi-purpose stage for outdoor performances.
Pang Sua Pond is also home to Singapore’s second-largest man-made floating wetland system, after the Sengkang Floating Wetland in Punggol Reservoir.
A pretty long name for a restaurant indeed but it is also known to many as Hamburg Steak Keisuke.
The restaurant serves one of Japan's most well-loved national dishes, the hamburg (say han-ba-ga) steak. They have only two items on the menu being Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Set and Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg Set. Each set meal comes with a prime US beef patty served on a sizzling hot plate with free flow of eggs cooked eight ways, and salad, rice and miso soup.
Following a year-long revamp by the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), Former Ford Factory now houses the Japanese Occupation exhibition which recounts the events and memories surrounding the British surrender, and the Japanese occupation of Singapore, and outlines the legacies of war.
Through oral history accounts, archival records and published material that tell the story of the period, this exhibition highlights the diverse experiences of people during the crucial time at then in our history.
The gallery now features four zones, each illustrating different periods of Singapore’s time under the Japanese Occupation. It has many new archival materials like letters, war artefacts and maps which were donated by members of the public after the NAS made a call for contributions last year.
Singapore’s longest-running nightlife and music institution, Zouk Singapore, will open Capital club on 18th of February.
Capital is located on the second floor of Zouk at Clarke Quay and targeted at the urban, post-work crowd. It will have the feel of an estate home, and will include a number of specially commissioned works in each room in the club.
Capital is designed with a multi-faceted layout to offer the flexibility of creating a different tempo of experiences through periods of the night. Sized at 640sqm and capable of accommodating up to 540 guests, Capital luxuriates a lounge-like atmosphere of modern cool and elegance with four zones – comprising an island bar, whisky bar, cigar room, and a plush seating area. The room also boasts its own DJ console flanked by VIP seating and a dance floor.
UK Sandwich Cafe Chain, Pret A Manger is coming to Singapore in Q2 of 2017. Their first Singapore outlet will be at Changi Airport Terminal 3.
Pret first opened in London in 1986. College friends, Sinclair and Julian, made proper sandwiches avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market. The two of them had woefully little experience in the world of business. They created the sort of food they craved but couldn't find anywhere else.
Pret operates a bit like a restaurant. They build a kitchen in (or very near) every shop. You won’t find ‘sell by’ dates on their fresh sandwiches and salads. They offer our unsold food to charity at the end of each day rather than keep it over.
They avoid the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much ‘prepared’ and ‘fast’ food. Their ingredients are delivered early every day. They don’t mind that fresh and fragile ingredients go off quickly – they start from scratch each morning.
Children deserve places of learning and play which invoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, connection and discovery. An educational space alive with the magic of the natural world, a world of sensorial opportunity - A Living World!
Hidden from the bustling city and nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, the 37,500 square feet sanctuary of Little Paddington Preschool & Infant Care opens its doors to all parents and children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Designed by educational specialists, the school’s innovative environment comprises a beautiful blend of extensive outdoor ateliers and purposefully built indoor facilities that engage children in meaningful learning experiences.
There are also 3 specialized ateliers at the campus to make learning fun for the children. The Science Atelier, where your child is taken on a journey of engineering and inventions, investigating the sciences through guided explorations in the settings of children's laboratory. The United Nations Atelier, is with a global exploratory corner where your child engages in project based learning as the school gather arts, crafts, food and educational items of different regions for them to examine. The Arts Atelier, with arts corners that emphasize on the correlation of music, arts and dramatic play to combine deliverables for early learnings.
Hillion Residences is Singapore’s first mixed-use development in the West to integrate residential living with a retail mall, bus interchange as well as both MRT and LRT stations.
Hillion Residences is expected to receive its T.O.P. in September 2018.At the heart of Bukit Panjang, this 99-year leasehold private condominium consists of 546 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom and penthouse units across three residential blocks atop 4 levels of retail space.
Hillion Residences celebrates nature with lush greenery and open spaces for residents. The name ‘Hillion’ draws inspiration from what Bukit Panjang stands for – Long Hill. It is situated in a hilly enclave, surrounded by Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature.
Acqua E Farina's co-founders and executive chefs, Roberto Galbiati and Antonio Manetto, bring their warm smiles and tried-and-tested recipes from their hometowns to their newly opened Italian restaurant at The Rail Mall.
The pizzas are mainly Neapolitan-style with a small section for Sicilian-style barca or boat pizzas, perhaps not surprising as they are under the charge of chef Antonio who was born and bred in a small town near Naples and who grew up eating the pizza he later trained to make.
Pastas at Acqua e Farina are an exploration of the different gastronomic expressions of North and South Italy. For example, the Linguine ai Frutti di Mare is a very typical Southern-style seafood pasta: the tomato base is gently simmered with seafood such as prawns and squid so that it takes on the flavours of the sea while retaining the tangy fruitiness of the tomatoes. The Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia takes a very different approach. It is a typical Northern-style seafood pasta which looks rich and almost intimidating on the plate but draws out hearty flavours that feels almost earthy if it weren’t for the scent of the ocean that lingers on the palate.
Not a long wait for us since the closure of its Jiak Kim Street premise just two weeks ago; Zouk, the best-known name in Singapore's club scene, is now at Clarke Quay.
Located at The Cannery block of Clarke Quay, the first floor of the new Zouk is dedicated to the two dance zones that were mainstays in the old club: the main Zouk dance floor, which plays dance music by resident and international DJs and holds 1,900 partygoers; and Phuture, which plays hip-hop music and holds 700.
A modern Japanese Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki restaurant and Sake bar, Black Cow, has opened its doors to serve a Kanto-style Sukiyaki not found anywhere else in Singapore. Using only the finest and freshest Japanese produce, Black Cow emphasizes quality over quantity. Try their delicious prime cut, signature Omi A5 marbled beef or their most prized Matsusaka A5 Wagyu beef reserved for only the most ELITE meat-eaters.
Try their elaborate selection of carefully curated appetizers or enjoy one of many exquisite alternatives such as the Taraba Kani King Crab or Kurobuta Pork Shabu Shabu. These popular dishes are made from a unique, freshly boiled soup base made from scratch by their chefs using only premium ingredients. To top it off, wash down your meal with a wide selection of sake, including the Juyondai, which is known as the king of all sakes.
Black Cow prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients, from the vegetables to only the best cut beef, right down to the eggs. In fact, their culinary experts use sashimi grade Japanese eggs – and it makes all the difference; from the color to the texture, and even the smell of the egg differs from your ordinary run of the mill eggs.
A few of their star dishes include the Minced Wagyu Beef Tsukune and the Signature Truffle Sukiyaki Rice topped with fresh Italian shaved truffles. Set but to finish off your night, we recommend you try their signature Milk Shaved Ice. This sweet-ending topped with condensed milk and kinako powder will leave you begging for more.
What makes Black Cow unique? This establishment was built upon the dreams of two food enthusiasts with a passion for the “Best of the Best” and freshest food on the planet. They bring quality food to their customers at a price point that is below the market.
Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Visitors will see an astonishing variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate.
This 163-ha reserve includes Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 m and retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.
Home to around 40% of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature. Some of these flora and fauna species include the Shorea curtisii, Red Dhup (Parishia insignis), Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) and Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus).
Red Tail is Zouk Singapore’s first bar & restaurant that will be opening at their new digs along the Clarke Quay Cannery Block.
Red Tail will serve up dynamic craft cocktails made from the finest and freshest ingredients, great wines and craft beers, perfect with the array of delectable fun sharing plates bites. Red Tail will be the place for those in the know, those who have a taste for the best in drinks, food, music and service.
Robin Residences is a freehold condominium strategically located on Bukit Timah in District 10. There are only 134 exclusive and luxurious units in this development ranging from 1 bedroom to penthouse. It sits on a combination of three former developments namely One Robin Drive, Robin Court and Robin Star.
When you arrive at 7 Robin Drive, Robin Residences, you will immediately be enticed by the sleek and modern avant-garde architecture. Units are efficiently-spaced and the interior comes with high quality branded fittings. Step into the luxurious embrace of Robin Residences, a Low-Rise, Low-Density develoment in an upscale residential enclave.
Serve by Downtown line & Thomson line, Robin Residences is just minutes walk or about 250 metres to the upcoming Stevens MRT station which will be completed in 2016.
Driving to Orchard Road, Singapore's premier Shopping belt, is just minutes away. There are many prestigious private clubs nearby too namely: Premier Club, The Pines Club, the Raffles Town Club, the Hollandse Club, Royal Tanglin Golf Course and just a little further, Singapore Island Country Club.
For residents with children, it is within 1 kilometre from reputable schools such as Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. There are many International schools within reach like St. Joseph’s Institute International, San Yu Adventist School, Chinese International School and ISS International School (Preston Campus).
To commute to other parts of Singapore, PIE and other highways are just minutes away from Robin Residences.
Occupying 90.94 sq m, Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City is fully capable of satiating the aesthetic desires of Onitsuka Tiger enthusiasts on the island. Be they residents or tourists, they will be spoilt for choice with the diversity of merchandise available.
Besides apparel, bags and accessories, every single footwear collection launched by one of the world’s early sneaker brands and running-shoe innovators can be found at the Suntec City store.
The classic MEXICO 66 definitely has a spot in the space, including models incorporating the heritage of basketball and 1980s running.
Special collaborations with cult artists and other new collections will also be making their way to Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City.
First up is the Fall/Winter 2015 Onitsuka Tiger x ANDREA POMPILIO collection. An experimental juxtaposition of textiles, fabrics and elements gives birth to an ultra-progressive playfulness. Those familiar with the history between the designer and Onitsuka Tiger will recognise the irreverent, fashion-forward attitude – an eruption resulting from a striking encounter of Eastern and Western influences – that Onitsuka Tiger x ANDREA POMPILIO partnerships are renowned for.
Taking pride of place at Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City is the premium Nippon Made series, the epitome of Japanese craftsmanship. The basic components of the shoes are first assembled, after which the leather making up the upper is tanned and processed in hot water. The footwear is then carefully squeezed and dried, leaving the shoes with a wrinkly, vintage look when dry. Every step skilfully executed by hand, no two pairs of shoes are alike.
The artisanship of the Japanese brand extends to the store interior, where richly textured black wood dominates.
Sumi mortar has been deliberately used to derive the intricate and edgy look. A complex eight-step process goes into the formulation, which uses ingredients such as Asagi Tsuchi, a special type of Japanese soil used to prevent cracking, and Sumi paint (water, Sumi ink and acrylic emulsion).
Nestled within the prestigious Bukit Timah residential precinct, The Siena is within an area of lush greenery, upmarket residential developments, quaint shophouses, great dining options and numerous good local and international schools as well as expatriate clubs.
Just a stone’s throw away, residents can embrace 74 hectares of lush exotic greenery due to its close proximity to Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Gardens offer a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and an urban oasis of tranquility.
Nature lovers have much to cheer as the ‘Green Belt of Singapore’ offers nature parks, reserves and reservoirs worth exploring. Residents can walk along the nature trail or enjoy a hike at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, soak in the scenery or take a leisure walk along the Village Trail that leads to MacRitchie Reservoir.
Foreign clubs in the area include the British Club, the Swiss Club, the Singapore Island Country Club, the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and the Raffles Town Club. Come mid-2016, Bukit Timah will be served by Downtown MRT line, connecting residents to the Central Business District and Marina Bay area.
Tel: +65 61001880 , 61002880 or Email: Enquiries@the-siena.com.sg
Ukulele Movement (UM) is an initiative launched to increase the awareness and appreciation of ukulele in Singapore and beyond. This movement connects ukulele enthusiasts through regular events (performances, concerts, workshops) and activities like open mic, uke outings/meetups etc.
UM is also the first music retail shop in Singapore specialising in all-things-ukulele, offering a wide selection of high quality ukuleles imported from reputable brands, instructional materials and lessons, catering to people of all levels and ages.
The first JYSK store in Singapore (occupying 9,000 sq.ft. at the new Courts Bukit Timah store) opened its doors recently, with plans to open another 20 in the country within the next five years!
JYSK, is an international retail chain from Denmark (with more than 2,200 stores across the world) that sells home necessities within the sleeping and living categories.
JYSK in Singapore is operated through a franchise deal between JYSK and the furniture and electrical goods retailer Courts. Offering JYSK products means that Courts can expand its offers to its customers within interior design from now on.
Singapore became JYSK’s 39th country to open a store in where the first outlet stocks about 1000 furniture and home wares items, designed in the popular minimalist Scandinavian style.
Despite being Denmark’s largest international retailer, its Asian presence had been limited to China and Indonesia, where it trades under the JYSK Nordic brand.
A new art gallery will open in Singapore in October 1. Miaja Gallery will occupy the ground floor space of a renovated shophouse in Bukit Timah, and is setting out to offer a mix of contemporary art with innovative design pieces, created in limited editions in collaboration with artists and artisans.
For Isabelle Miaja, the gallery is a natural evolution for the MIAJA Design Group she set up over 20 years ago. The interior design firm is behind projects like Sofitel So in Singapore, Pullman Central Park in Jakarta, and Sofitel in Mumbai, but now Miaja wants to bring her ideas to individuals as well.
While the gallery will occupy the ground floor, the upper floor will be Miaja’s design office, relocating there from Orchard Road.
Indra Kantono and Gan Guoyi, the husband-and-wife team behind Sugarhall and Jigger & Pony, have tapped into their holiday memories for their new 40-seater seafood restaurant, Humpback, in Bukit Pasoh. Having shucked live oysters off the Washington coast, they’re channelling their newfound love for fresh seafood into a raw bar, with shells culled from coasts around the world.
The tight menu of fresh raw oysters is complemented by executive chef Polo Seah's dishes of sea life like calamari, mussels and black cod, as well as refreshing plates of beetroot with citrus and pine nuts.
Manning the bar is Sugarhall drinks maker Long Yishu. He serves white spirit cocktails created by the group's bar programme director, Aki Eguchi, while other drinks like white wines and bubblies are also on hand to lift palates in between forkfuls of seafood.
Greenwood Mews is a showcase of luxurious cluster homes nestled in the prestigious Greenwood enclave of Bukit Timah.
Greenwood Mews is located at the city-fringe and at the same time, is close to nature’s tranquility with Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at a stone’s throw away. Over the years, the Greenwood Avenue has transformed into a notable dining attraction. Tucked in a quiet corner off Dunearn Road, it offers clusters of unique restaurants and cafes serving both local and international mix of cuisines, which promise to delight every gourmand.
Greenwood Mews’ expansive waterways are an iconic feature. The spa-themed cabanas and resort-style gazebos alongside the unique landscaped pool create a holiday environment that truly feels removed from Singapore.
A home reserved only for the privileged few, it melds style and comfort by offering a spacious living environment. Aside from the roof terrace and basement car park, there is also a wet and dry kitchen with state-of-the-art fixtures from Kuppersbusch and Axor Starck X.
Entry to the barbecue pavilion, children’s playground and gymnasium is also part of the thoughtful design in order to provide you with effortless convenience. For an intimate experience, have a cosy pool-side gathering with family and friends at the dining pavilions that come equipped with kitchen amenities.
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.
Hot on the heels of the popular halal-certified FIX Cafe, The Food Explorer F&B Group has just released the newest addition to their brand of casual eateries. Here comes FIX Grill, a casual mediterranean grill concept.
Built on the same promise as FIX Cafe, FIX Grill offers “Original Handmade Goods” of the edible kind and sets itself apart with a few choice touches.
The kitchen’s attention to detail can be seen in its range of creative appetisers, each component carefully put together to achieve a harmony of flavours in each dish. One such appetiser is the Watermelon and Prawn Salad. The watermelon cubes in the salad are first compressed, concentrating and enhancing the sweetness of each morsel, before being topped with contrasting flavours of crumbled feta, crunchy almonds and poached prawns and finished with a honey lemon verbena dressing.
Another appetiser not to be missed is the Hokkaido Scallops on Quinoa. These plump scallops are sweet & juicy and lend a delicious flavour to the bed of quinoa and grilled corn it sits on, perfectly complemented with a homemade romesco sauce.
Coming with a group of friends? The Assorted FIX Grill Platter of Skewers makes a great dish for sharing. This is no ordinary platter of meat cubes, expect creative items like Greek Beef Keftedes skewers, Lamb Moussaka skewers, Chicken Tsukune Yakitori skewers and Homemade Prawn & Fish Cake skewers, all grilled to perfection and served with a delicious homemade pumpkin mash and potato crisps.
There is a good selection of mains with sufficient variety to suit any palate. Pasta lovers can choose between the vegetarian Primavera Pasta, Seafood Pasta in a light broth or a hearty Homemade Beef Lasagna.
Meat lovers will delight in the Bone-in Beef Shortribs, slow-cooked for 24 hours to achieve a succulent texture and delicious beefy flavour. Or the Slow-Roasted Half Chicken which is tender, juicy and served with a porcini cream sauce.
Seafood lovers have not been missed with a FIX Lobster Roll featuring chunks of meat from a whole lobster tail in a creamy mayonnaise in a buttery soft homemade brioche bun. The Pan-seared Salmon on Wild Rice also makes for a great kid-friendly dish.
A perfect accompaniment to the dishes from the grill, FIX Grill also offers a range of Handcrafted Sodas made from fresh fruits and herbs. Take your pick from Strawberry & Sweet Basil, Pineapple & Passionfruit, Ginger & Lime or Kiwi & Mint, all refreshing in taste and delightfully colourful.
Art-Noise, one of the top-ranking hair salons in Tokyo is now open at Holland Village.
Art-Noise has continuously been at the forefront of the industry in the highly-competitive Ikebukuro area for the last 11 years. They promise to provide the same high level of skills and service in Singapore as have in Japan.
They provide highly skilled techniques that has been reviewed well by many and strongly recommend their treatment menus and head spas that use their very own shampoo and treatment, invented through incorporating your feedback.
Art-Noise uses only the non-damaging blend of chemicals in their products that are all made in Japan and hire the best Japanese stylists in their salon.
Nestled in the midst of bustling Clarke Quay, Kuro-Gyu Shabu-Shabu Ito has just opened its doors offering you an authentic shabu-shabu menu and some of the finest Kagoshima Wagyu.
The ultimate goal for you at the 1,800 square feet restaurant is to savour the natural richness of the Wagyu dipped in simmering delicious broths. Kuro-Gyu uses only the most traditional recipes in all its Japanese broth. With hours of brewing, the soup selections include Konbu (Japanese kelp), Tonkotsu (Rich Pork Bone Broth), a Japanese favourite Sukiyaki (sweet and salty) and the Kuro Special Chicken Soup.
Chef Atsushi painstakingly selects the freshest ingredients from Japan to brew up rich, delicious and authentic shabu-shabu each day. Premium Meat The selection of prized Wagyu beef is the key highlight at Kuro-Gyu. Strips of tender Wagyu loin and Wagyu Kiriotoshi are a standout. The juicy and tender slices literally melt in the mouth with the Chef taking pride in the meat’s natural umami flavour. Direct from Kagoshima, Japan, Kuro-Gyu serves up A2 Grade Wagyu and A4 Grade Wagyu. The premium cuts are reasonably priced and is guaranteed great value.
Pork selections are also available – the Kurobuta pork shoulder with its sweet and rich flavour is a perfect option and with the addictive broth it will leave you craving for more.
Also from Kagoshima is the Shirobuta pork belly. For a slightly lighter option, the Chicken Tsukune (handmade minced chicken balls) is a great choice. Chef Atsushi combines the meatballs with a special Kuro-Gyu marinade, chopped soft bones and vegetables.
You can add texture to the shabu-shabu with the variety of crisp greens and vegetables such as white leek, spinach, Tang Or, Chinese cabbage, Shiitake mushroom, Enoki mushroom, corn and carrot. While the roaring broths are amazing on their own, the shabu-shabu can be accompanied with Japanese rice specially sourced from Niigata, Japan and a variety of noodles.
Executive Chef Atsushi from Japan, brings over 15 years experience to Kuro-Gyu. Chef Atsushi is trained in traditional Japanese cooking and is highly sought after for his skills and knowledge in authentic recipes. His specialty lies in preparing hearty soup bases for shabu-shabu and creating delicate Japanese appetizers. Chef Atsushi leads a team of chefs, ensuring you are served the highest quality ingredients and treated to rich traditional Japanese flavours. Chef Atsushi is also able to customize menus for private events, if requested.
Trace is a new multi-sensory club, bringing something unique to the clubbing scene in Singapore.
Its name is conceptualized to anchor a guiding path for a new community of club-goers and party people. As a physical translation of this "path", Trace placed emphasis on its lasers, light shows and premier sound system to establish itself as a premium VIP bottle service club with the full dance experience.
Within its compact lounge seating layout, you will enter in a experiential black box of surprises; multi-dimensional architectural light shows, pulsating 3D projection mappings, programmed LED outlining lights, in-built smoke machines and top-of-the-game surround sound speakers.
Trace's interior decor and lighting effects are designed by Director Bu Shukun, who runs Architology Interiors Pte Ltd.
The club is 2800 sq ft with 7 VIP booths that line the perimeter of the space. A centre island of 6 sofa tables is set amidst a circulatory loop of mingling space for you to party around.
A prominent DJ console is anchored with a full 3D projection mapped wall. Within the symmetrically-laid out club, the 3 dance catwalk platforms provide full visual connectivity around the space. Premium alcohol bottles line the bar display, promptly served with dazzling light shows to various VIP tables.
Shelter in the Woods is a traditional rotisserie restaurant single-mindedly devoted to superb food, fine wine and good company. Located in the quiet suburbs of Bukit Timah, it offers family warmth and classic European rustic food underpinned by refined flavours and expert technique.
The man behind this amazing cuisine is Consultant Chef Masashi Horiuchi, who brings to the table a combination of decades-long experience in Michelin restaurants across Europe, with native precision, discipline and systematic consistency.
With Singapore as the backdrop, Unravel presents a series of real-life escape rooms, inspired by local urban legends and iconic landmarks. Woven together with a compelling storyline, Unravel puts you in the shoes of a team of private detectives, working together with the main protagonist, Kai, as he embarks on a journey to crack some of the most baffling mysteries.
Consisting of four unique experiences, you have the opportunity to take the road down memory lane with rooms themed after the former Changi Hospital, the old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah, the classic Dragon playground and the now defunct Fort Pasir Panjang. Whilst immersed in these settings, you will have to rely on a combination of wits, lateral thinking, courage and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and unravel the secrets behind each story in order to escape from the locked room within 60 minutes.
Conceptualized by a team of Singaporeans looking to take real-life escape rooms to the next level, Unravel features original, exciting content and in a first for escape rooms in Singapore, a competitive gameplay element where teams can strategize against one another as they attempt to escape in the fastest time possible.
Providing a hint of nostalgia, a 14 metre long mural wall with landmarks from the yesteryears of Singapore lines Unravel’s store front and gives a chronological narration of Singapore’s colorful past. Key highlights include the now-demolished National Theatre, Capitol Theatre and Har Par Villa.