Fufu Pot introduces a new way of enjoying slurp-worthy soups simmering to the brim with meats, seafood and more with a new one-set individual pot offering. Across eight broth sets, discover the boldest and most vibrant flavours of Asia, each served in a casual and contemporary restaurant setting.
Each pot is curated to serve the best flavours from different Asian cultures, boiling to the brim with ingredients in eight different broths – Stinky Tofu, Collagen, Mushroom, Tonkotsu Miso, Korean Army Stew, Sichuan Mala, White Curry and Tomato. They are served with a side of rice and a plethora of add-ons including hot sides, meats, seafoods, vegetables and more for a new one-pot seafood and meat experience with a modern edge that will not leave you hungry.
With Jarrell's Bistro, guests can look forward to a versatile spot for gourmet comfort food and pocket-friendly alcoholic beverages in an unconventional ambience.
Guests can be assured that Jarrell’s Bistro on Telok Ayer Street offers a delectable dining experience, complete with friendly attentive service. Look forward to mouth-watering Asian Fusion creations and quench your thirst with one of their alcoholic drink deals.
A bold, refined grill, Revolver laces Indian cooking sensibilities with international flair and ingredients. With its industrial-chic design and rocking atmosphere, Revolver brings upbeat energy to its shophouse setting on Tras Steet.
Fire is an essential element in the creations of Chef Saurabh’s revolving menu. Custom-built woodfire grill, smoker and tandoor create charred, bold flavours and form a central part of the dynamic open kitchen.
Revolver's Executive Chef, Saurabh Udinia is considered one of India’s youngest and most promising culinary talents. A master of fire and smoke, his love for experimenting with the grills has led to the creation of bold and refined charred flavours in his progressive menu. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients and spices from around the world, diners can look forward to a true avant-garde dining experience with Saurabh at Revolver.
Terra Madre is Singapore’s largest organic and natural food store. Their mission is to make healthy and pure foods available to all, inspire people to eat better and to look after our planet.
Slow down amidst the hustle of your day-to-day, and enjoy a hearty, healthy meal with them to reconnect with your well being.
If you’re looking for delicious healthy dishes which is packed with flavour then look no further than Terra Madre on Dempsey Hill.
The brand new restaurant is the hottest destination with diners flocking to Loewen to check out the affordable organic offerings, the incredible dishes using the best produce cater to discerning foodie in search of healthier options! Eating healthy is no longer boring!
What’s more? The relaxed vibe with the view of greenery! When are you visiting?
Flow Bar is a collaboration between 1-Michelin-star Restaurant JAG and award-winning mixologist Ricky Paiva with the goal of creating a cohabitational space with seamless dynamism for guests across the bar and the restaurant.
Flow Bar is captained by Ricky Paiva, a Californian native and a veteran bartender and icon in the industry. After nearly two decades in the profession he has been appointed the brand ambassador of Bacardi Southeast Asia, led the beverage programme at Massive Collection, Six Senses Hotel, Panamericana and is behind the launch of some of Singapore’s biggest cocktail bars including Manhattan Bar, 14th in World’s 50 Best Bars and 6th in Asia’s 50 Best Bars.
Ricky’s approach to creating memorable cocktails focuses on using fresh and home-made ingredients, from making all his own syrups, bitters and infusions, to hand-cutting ice for his drinks. That combined with seasonal fruits and herbs used in the JAG kitchen Ricky has curated an exciting menu with both recognizable classics and adventurous originals.
Japan’s No.1 Tendon chain restaurant, Tempura Tendon Tenya or also popularly known as Tenya, launches its second store in Singapore on 5 July 2021 at the iconic and premium shopping mall, ION Orchard, along with exciting new additions to the menu.
Established in 1989, the tempura specialist has grown its presence to 190 stores in Japan as well as countries across Asia. In Singapore, the flagship store in Orchard Central quickly gained a following among families, young adults, and students alike since its debut in 2020. With the new 50-seater store located at the popular ION food hall, Tenya offers a brief respite for shoppers in and around the vicinity to grab a bite of its authentic, quality, and value-for-money Tendon bowls and set meals.
The fundamental secret of Tenya lies in the use of its patented Automatic Fryer. The innovative machine fries Tempura to a consistent crisp, and in a larger volume over a shorter amount of time; making Tenya’s tendon more affordable at a lower-than-average market price.
Another Tenya hallmark is its carefully sourced ingredients including those from Japanese quality- controlled farms, to century-old recipes and customised secret blends. Tenya ensures that the ingredients used are only of the freshest and highest in quality.
Casa is Remy’s life journey on a plate. Inspired by his childhood and formative years as a chef, Remy celebrates the seasons through finely curated produce, highlighting seafood over meat and serving only one land animal a day on rotation basis. Having lived in unspoiled places around the world, Remy seeks to preserve the natural environment and focuses on ingredients that are line-caught, responsibly sourced, traditionally farmed, organic and wild-foraged, and bio-dynamic. These are cooked with woodfire in the traditional way to produce flavours that are clean yet bold.
At Casa, guests are made to feel like family members or friends invited to a meal, because after 20 years of travel and self-discovery, this is where Chef Remy finds Home.
At Casa, the menu embodies ‘Remy’s story on a plate’, with dishes inspired by the season, as well as events and experiences that were formative in shaping Remy into the chef he is today.
For lunch and dinner, Casa offers the 4- course Discovery menu for $118; the 6- course Experience menu for $198; and the Carte Blanche with 8-courses for $258. A selection of 16 dishes divided into four key sections are available for guests to choose from to create each menu. For lunch time only, the restaurant offers an executive menu, called ‘Trust Me’ – a 3-course at $88. All the above menus are presented with snacks and petit fours.
On weekends, there is a multi-course brunch with champagne at $198++. The courses in this fiesta-style menu are ‘Eat With Fingers’ featuring snacks; ‘Vegetal’featuring vegetable-focused dishes; ‘To Be Shared’ featuring large-format fish and meat, served with sides and condiments; and ‘Never Ending’ featuring desserts and cheese and sweet snacks.
Casa’s elegant and cosy spaces open up to blue, ivory and sage hues in natural textures that spell warm domesticity. The variety of seating options - lounge, table and booth – creates the ease and comfort of a family residence. Remy and his team see themselves as hosts welcoming their diners as family members and friends into their home – with all the warm hospitality that entails.
Casa Restaurant by Remy Lefebvre is a restaurant concept under the umbrella of Singapore- based F&B Group, Plan B Ventures Pte Ltd, which also owns El Mero Mero, Señor Taco and La Mexicana.
Café Aux Bacchanales is here to bring you authentic Parisienne dining experience. It serves as a rendezvous for coffee and brunch during the day, and turns into a lively hangout for wine and dine at night.
Aux Bacchanales started 26 years ago in the heart of Tokyo and now operates 9 outlets across Japan. They’re excited to open their first overseas outlet in Singapore at Plaza Singapura.
New Zealand Fresh is an online / home delivery business, specialising in the supply of Grass Fed Meat & Fresh Seafood from New Zealand, delivered direct to your home. They're pleased to announce the opening of their 1st brick-and-mortar shop on Telok Kurau Road.
They are proud to say all their New Zealand imported meats are air-freighted, never been frozen before, are 'organic' in their nature i.e. Grass Fed (fed on natural pasture), Antibiotic Free, Hormone Free, Farmed Ethically and Sustainably – Non GMO, Fully Traceable, Range Free Outdoors, with Pure and Natural Water. Note - our beef and lamb are not certified organic. Not all their beef & lamb cuts are Halal (90% are however). Note - Fresh Seafood is Airfreighted in every Wednesday. All their chicken is Organic & Halal Certified.
Their pillar products are; beef, lamb, venison, chicken, salmon, fish, live mussels, sausages, burgers, eggs, health drinks, pies & wine, however they also supply; pork, veal, biltong/droewors, fats, bones, organs, bacon, pulled pork/lamb, shellfish, crab meat, prawns, turkey, berries, honey, burger/hotdog buns, sourdough, condiments & last but not least; amazing bbq chefs.
They are open 7 days per week, from 08:30-18:30. You are welcome to visit them and check their range of products available online & at the new Telok Kurau shop.
A new and exciting dining establishment has opened its doors at The Grandstand on Turf Club Road. A F&B joint specialising in mussels here in Singapore is pretty rare, isn't it? Head down to Aquadisiac for some delicious mussels and more.
The newly-opened 150-seater Aquadisiac operates as a cafe in the daytime, serving up coffee and cakes to patrons. Their dinner menu starts from 5pm onwards and it is only available from Tuesdays to Sundays.
Their popular and signature Pot of Mussels comes with a free flow of crowd-pleasing Truffle Fries.
Cool and casual café vibes in a palette of pastel colours mingle with the inviting aroma of artisanal baked goods and home-cooked cuisine at The Fabulous Baker Boy, the new 70-seater café, bakery and restaurant located in the art-deco Aliwal Arts Centre.
Famed for its riveting array of fabulous cakes and now classics with a twist, The Fabulous Baker Boy presents an all-day breakfast brunch menu including artisanal baked goods in a new location that marries delicious home-cooked food with a contemporary interior at their Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen.
Diners are spoiled for choice with more than 14 cakes to choose from including the celebrated Ab Fab Red Velvet, a true classic from the 1950s that comes with an extra layer of chocolate ganache. Other favourites include Nutty Monkey, which is a banana coconut cake, Big Lub Carrot Cake and Lady Marmalade.
Pair popular items like TFBB’s Fried Chicken and Waffles with delicious smoothies, milkshakes, ice-cream and chocolate-based beverages. Cheese lovers will enjoy the Roast Chicken and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which features The Fabulous Baker Boy’s house sourdough bread slices filled with a tasty three-cheese mix of cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, roast chicken and herbed pesto.
All sandwiches are served with a piping hot mug of Roasted Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup, this delicious brunch menu option is sure to leave diners coming back for more to this women-empowered kitchen and bakery. Other signature brunch menu items include the Pancakes, Fab Fry Up and Duck Confit.
The Fabulous Baker Boy’s reopening at the Aliwal Arts Centre represents “an emotional return to twin passions'' according to baker, theatre actor and owner Juwanda Hassim, who was forced to close at his previous location in the foothills of Fort Canning mid last year after the Covid circuit breaker coincided with the ending of his lease. Now he’s back bigger, better and more fabulous than before with a multi-concept, full-service bakery, patisserie, café and restaurant.
“Our new location is a combination of the two great passions in my life,” said Juwanda. “Food and the arts. I love entertaining on stage and at home and I am thrilled to open The Fabulous Baker Boy at the Aliwal Arts Centre.”
At Nixta, warm service, perfect margaritas and a reverance for Mexican culture and cooking are on display.
There you will find meats roasting over an open fire, salsa made by hand in volcanic stone molcajetes and fresh masa ground for their signature heirloom corn tortillas, nixtamalizes and ground in-house.
The brand new all-day dining restaurant Peppermint (formerly known as AquaMarine) welcomes you into nature's embrace with sights of greenery at every turn, and a healthful farm-to-table cuisine that offers the best flavours from around the world right to your plate.
The new all-you-can-eat concept provides a wide variety of wholesome Asian and International favourites, freshly prepared at the opened display kitchen and served to your table. With a renewed focus on conscious eating, Peppermint’s new menus include plant-based options and the use of sustainably- and locally-sourced ingredients.
Step out to the terrace and discover their very own urban farm, where herbs, edible flowers and vegetables are grown and used as garnishes, aromatics and ingredients for food as well as drinks like tea and infused water. Dine in a garden setting and savour the natural flavours of their fresh harvest.
F&B newcomer The JOMO Group will launch their first neighbourhood bar + kitchen + bottle shop ‘JOMO’ in the bustling Holland Village locale in early January 2021. This venue will be the first of five that The JOMO Group plans to open around neighbourhoods in Singapore, with the view of offering high-quality cuisine coupled with beverages at a very accessible price point.
JOMO aims to become a local hot spot for guests looking for a wide selection of drinks and dishes that are family-friendly and affordable. The concept will be that of a warm, casual, friendly neighborhood hangout with a minimalist Bar, Kitchen & Bottle Shop vibe, and a modern yet timeless ambience directed towards a simpler lifestyle.
To be open 7-days a week, JOMO will offer dine in and take-away options. The family-friendly menu will have a wide selection of dishes including aged Aussie angus burgers, deep-fried pork belly, and homemade pies all from master butchers Sidecar Handcrafted. Other highlights include a 1.2 kg meat platter with fries and coleslaw, enough for 5 people and priced at only $88 nett.
Family BBQs powered by Sidecar Handcrafted will be held every Sunday with two seating options available, 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm. Orders will be taken dim-sum style, and served at tables for sharing with free-flow options of Aperol Spritz and all beer on draft for a bargain $42 nett. JOMO is bringing to Singapore chicken-salted fries that are hugely popular in Australia, a must-try on their menu.
JOMO will have over 250 wines and spirits, including 40 gins by the bottle, and 50 wines at $50 nett per bottle. JOMO’s super-dry low-carb lager beer will be available together with four beers on tap at $8 nett per pint ($6 nett during Happy Hour). Take-away 2.5L beer pouches will also be offered at $28 nett, and there will be no surcharge for take-away or in-house dining.
“Our vision was to create a more stylish F&B experience than what is typically found around neighbourhoods, yet maintain that casual vibe and sense of community we all enjoy. We also wanted to stay away from the old and stuffy and bring back the vibrant, convivial feeling to a place where you know you will have top-quality food and drinks at a fantastic place to unwind, “said Group General Manager, Steve Yallop.
“To ensure the safety of our guests, we will be working with 'Equal Strategy' to use their latest technology 'Eco Pure Room', a patented and safe, NEA approved COVID-19 killing airborne sanitiser currently used in hospitals and leading global hospitality brands,” he added.
JOMO will feature a luscious alfresco area sweeping around the building, a full retail shop experience on the ground floor and a stylish, yet minimalistic restaurant and bar on the second floor.
JOMO – Holland Village is located in a three-storey hidden gem that has distinctive window-panes and a pointed roof at the end of Lorong Mambong Road in Holland Village.
Happy Hour is from 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
A unique cohesion of 3 different atmospheres under one roof, 1-Atico sets to be the perfect host for a full day-to-night experience in the heart of the city at ION Orchard.
Animated by a luxurious array of sound, scents and lighting, 1-Atico’s space is a flexible identity envisioned to provide world-class services, gastronomic experiences & a vibrant nightlift scene for locals and tourists alike. With FLNT Bar, Fire Restaurant and Atico Lounge all under one roof, 1-Atico is rightfully Orchard's pièce de résistance.
Fire Restaurant will display Singapore’s only “Fire in the Sky” showmanship, with splendid Argentina steaks and modern presentations of authentic cooking methods.
Fire, a name that represents passion and pays homage to the powerful primal tool that creates legendary gastronomy creations. Specialising in superior standard cuts of meat grilled to perfection over a Parrilla, the dining space provides a full experience where texture, flavour and harmony is paramount - all revolving around Fire.
FLNT Bar is a charming, high-energy bar, serving a combination of Japanese Peruvian items (heavily inspired by Nikkei cuisine from Peru) and a fine selection of world-class sakes, Nikkei-inspired cocktails, etc, in an upbeat space.
Coming alive at night, Atico Lounge transforms into a radical futuristic playground. Visual compositions crowns the space, devoted to creating a surreal, immersive and psychedelic experience.
The Fabulous Baker Boy is relaunching their multi-concept F&B brand at creative enclave the Aliwal Arts Centre in January 2021 with a bigger 70-seater space and expanded menu. Formerly located at the foothills of Fort Canning, The Fabulous Baker Boy spearheaded by owner, baker and theater actor Juwanda Hassim, has re-emerged from the initial closure and Covid-19 situation, bigger, better and more fabulous than before.
With the new location at Aliwal Arts Centre, Juwanda hopes to bring together his love for food and theatre under one roof. The multi-concept bakery, patisserie, cake shop, café, restaurant and caterer to the arts centre, is the only place in Singapore to combine all these elements under one roof and kitchen. And with a new tagline and mission statement - Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen, Juwanda hopes to communicate how personal and grateful he is for this project. Employing a women-empowered team of bakers and cooks, floor staff from all walks of life, delivery services of friends who are currently out of jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Juwanda is giving back to the community in a big way and in a manner only he knows how, by sharing his love for cooking and baking.
Customers can expect more at the new venue. The artisanal baked goods menu will be expanded to include a steady stream of sourdough breads, croissants, quiches, danishes and cookies in addition to The Fabulous Baker Boy’s famous range of Diva and Divo cakes named after celebrities. There will be at any one time 14 different cakes to choose from on site.
The all-day brunch and lunch menu will also be expanded to include some new items such as Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli with burnt butter and sage, sourdough pizzas and hasselback potatoes with a saucy local twist will replace regular french fries. Popular favourites such as Corn Beef Hash, Chicken & Waffles and Ju’s Prawn Pasta that draw customers back time and time again will remain on the menu.
For those looking for a great cup of coffee, The Fabulous Baker Boy will be continuing their coffee supplier relationship with homegrown coffee roasters Highlander, this time round, anchoring their relationship in a more meaningful way by representing them in barrister competitions in the near future. Customers can also expect smoothies, milk shakes, ice creams and chocolate-based beverages on the new menu.
The interior design of the new F&B space will feature a country theme with simple Nordic elements incorporated to lend a natural and clean silhouette allowing for lots of natural light to stream through.
Hathaway is a beautiful all-day cafe and restaurant at Dempsey Hill and it serves up the most refreshing menu! Choose from Pengat Pisang French Toast to Hathaway’s Big Breakfast served with Homemade Sausage and Smoked Beef Brisket from their brunch selection.
And if you love Peranakan food, you gotta try the delicious Ah Nya’s Fish Curry, a heirloom recipe. The Oktopus Bakar and Sambal Udang are perfectly grilled and packed with flavours! Book a table soon at this charming restaurant!
Offering a completely different experience from its Esplanade branch, the new Barossa Bar & Grill at VivoCity shines the spotlight on dry-aged Australian beef and Josper oven-grilled lamb, poultry and seafood dishes. The Australian-inspired restaurant serves only the highest quality and carefully sourced meats from Australian farms.
Barossa specially curates its selection of Australian beef from four renowned brands. The Bass Strait range showcases 100% grass-fed beef — the cattle are raised on natural rye grasses and clover. Wanderer’s free-range beef offerings come from cattle that roam freely in paddocks and feed on barley. Josdale is an Australian pioneer of 100% grass-fed black angus; its cattle roam the verdant pastures of Gippsland in Victoria and are antibiotic- and hormones-free. Finally, Carrara’s array of multi-award winning wagyu is known for its superb texture and intense flavour, which are derived from first-class genetics and grain-fed for a minimum of 350-400 days. Their cattle is traced from birth to ensure biosecurity and meat safety while providing the best animal welfare.
In addition, the restaurant boasts its own dry-ageing fridge, the Dry Ager®. The bigger cuts such as porterhouse and tomahawk are aged for 50 days while the smaller cuts such as tenderloin and striploin are aged around 25 days. The natural enzymes in the meat break down some of the collagen, resulting in a tenderer texture. During the dry-ageing process, the beef also loses a percentage of its total weight due to water evaporation, which causes the flavour to become more concentrated and intense.
The restaurant overlooks the tranquil water leading to Sentosa Island, making it an ideal address for sedate sessions replete with tête-à-têtes. Perfect for casual gatherings, its special al-fresco menu features tapas from just S$6, cheese platters (from S$28) and pizzas (from S$24). Kick back and relax with offerings such as Japan Sakoshi Bay Oyster ½ Dozen, Chipotle Buffalo Wings, Truffle Fries and Char-grilled Prawns with Spicy Citrus Dressing.
Barossa carries about 10 wine labels from Australia as well as a wide selection of white and red wines from Italy, New Zealand, France and South Africa. Classic cocktails such as mojito, pina colada, amaretto sunrise and tequila sunrise are available here as well.
Tengah Air Base Medical Centre (TAB MC) was conceptualised as the next-generation Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Medical Centre, incorporating technology-enabled efficiency improvements as well as extensive medical centre process re-design to enhance patient experience and deliver high quality medical care to our airmen and women.
Its infrastructure was designed to support a full spectrum of medical operations, including pandemic outbreak response or mass casualty scenarios. It was also designated as a medical innovation testbed for novel concepts and initiatives aimed at improving healthcare service delivery. TAB MC's official opening will lead the way with technology-enabled efficiency improvements and a keen focus on service quality and patient experience for future RSAF medical centres.
Taking lessons learnt from previous experiences with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and H1N1 influenza, the TAB MC incorporated pandemic-specific infrastructural and technological features. This forward thinking spring-loaded TAB MC's medical response following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Japan’s No.1 Tendon chain restaurant, Tempura Tendon Tenya or popularly known as Tenya, has opened its first restaurant in Singapore at Orchard Central.
Established in 1989 in the historical and cultural district of Asakusa in Tokyo, the tempura specialist has grown its presence over the past decades to 226 stores all over Japan as well as in the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and now Singapore.
Through the years, Tenya has earned a following for authentic, quality, value-for-money meals. It is best known for its signature Tendon – a donburi bowl of lightly battered, crispy seafood, meat and/or vegetable tempura atop steaming Japanese Aomori rice with an umami tare glazing sauce drizzled over. Other favourites are the Japanese soba and udon noodles that complement an array of tempura in a marriage of textures and flavours.
Most of these ingredients are carefully sourced from longstanding producers in Japan who assure the highest in quality. Some of them are century-old and trusted with customising secret blends of tempura flour, tare sauce and togarashi chilli for a delightful taste that is unique to Tenya.
Tempura has traditionally been a premium Japanese cuisine and requires over 10 years of training to master the art of frying tempura. With a patented Automatic Fryer, Tenya is able to apply these professional techniques in frying tempura consistently without the skills of an experienced chef. Tempura is also cooked faster and in greater quantity, making Tenya’s tendon more affordable at a lower than average market price. Without quality deterioration from continuous frying, this exclusive machine fries impeccably crisp tempura each time in a mere 2 minutes.
The former chef of one Michelin-starred restaurant Song of India, Manjunath Mural announced that he will be opening a new restaurant called Adda.
The 70-seater restaurant will serve Neo-Indian cuisine.
Adda is Indian slang for "getting together and being in the neighbourhood" - Chef Mural's new restaurant will be in Beach Road and is slated to open in November.
While we patiently wait for the restaurant to be ready; it is possible to have Adda sweets handcrafted by Chef Mural to celebrate this Deepavali season. The contact number for ordering is +65 96600290 or email to email@example.com.
Allium is a 16-seater restaurant, bringing out the best in sustainable and local produce through a refined culinary style that is modern yet modest. Plant-based cuisine is Allium's secondary focus, vegans and vegetarians are always welcome.
Helmed by husband-wife duo Executive Chef Dillon Ng, formerly of The Humble Loaf and GastroSmiths, and Pastry Chef Lusiana Hendrika, formerly of Sukha Delights in Bandung, Indonesia, Allium features an ever evolving seasonal menu that showcases sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients as well as celebrates international inspiration and local roots. A tightly curated wine selection completes the experience in a perfect complement of the chefs’ creations. Experience Allium’s hospitality and culinary wonders through either a multi-course prix fixe brunch or dinner menu. Whichever experience you pick will be a gastronomic journey to remember.
Located on Amoy Street, Avenue 87 is a restaurant inspired by the personal journeys of 2 Singaporean chef friends of remarkable talent and training. On offer is a Modern Asian cuisine prepared from scratch with carefully sourced regional produce.
What sets the restaurant apart is the seamless synergy of co-Chef-Founders Glen Tay and Alex Phan, and the unique brand of creativity and innovation they bring. Also special is the platform it affords to dynamic brands, producers, and talents of Singapore and the region.
Dining at Avenue 87 is a deep dive into gastronomy in which two chefs at the top of their game push each other’s boundaries to produce magic.
Avenue 87 is housed in a 2-storey heritage shophouse at 47 Amoy Street. The first level is a restaurant with open kitchen seating 24; and the upper floor is a 26-seat lounge with bar, launching in early-2021.
Chefs Glen and Alex bring to the table well-loved Asian favourites, given a creative twist using traditional and contemporary techniques. The familiar flavours of childhood, and the dishes they love to eat today, are the starting points of their innovation, the end results bringing a sense of nostalgia and comfort to the diner.
Avenue 87 serves a Modern Asian cuisine of well-known dishes transformed by the memories, travels, and professional discourse of the two chefs. Many components are prepared from scratch. The local and the artisanal are celebrated, and old and new methods explored and often combined. The results are nostalgic yet contemporary; and always comforting. The dinner tasting menu, inspired by foods that Glen and Alex loved growing up, comprises either four or six courses, with a wine pairing option specially curated by Si Hao. Glen and Alex recommend the 6-course tasting menu for an immersive gastronomic experience.
Moving towards Asia expansion, Jakarta-based café chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost at NUS Library. The popular lifestyle coffee chain has more than 80 outlets in 23 cities across Indonesia.
The Maxx Coffee story began with a deep passion to provide Indonesians with the best coffee and lifestyle experiences. In March 2015, their founders opened the first Maxx Coffee store in Cikarang, East Jakarta with aspirations of becoming Indonesia’s number one local coffee chain, serving wide range of specialty coffees made with freshly ground Arabica beans sourced from coffee regions in Indonesia and around the world.
They will also be opening up very soon at 5 other locations in Singapore.
One of Plaza Singapura's newest tenants, Hongdae Oppa offers you the broadest selection of Urban K-Food: Hotplates and Fried Chix! At the forefront of Hallyu (Korean Wave), the first-of-its-kind unique dining concept is designed to appeal to the young and fun-loving foodies.
Taking diners on a food adventure from sweet and savoury tastes and textures, to an extensively gorgeous collection of colours and flavors (not just the food, but also their chic interior!). The Korean street food offerings are inspired by the founder's extensive visits to the Hongdae Food Street and Night Market, and attentively crafted to appeal to the local palate. Guests will be in for a visual treat and unique taste journey, all set in a fun and casual ambience.
The Pasir Panjang Power District is set to be transformed into a waterfront lifestyle district, with public spaces for all to enjoy and where the power station buildings will be repurposed to house new uses.
By 2027, the container terminals at Keppel, Tanjong Pagar and Brani will move out, and various development works will begin. But prior to that, the first project in the Greater Southern Waterfront will be the area around Labrador Park.
One key parcel is the Pasir Panjang Power District. It is 15ha of prime waterfront land which consists of two disused power station buildings – Power Station ‘A’ and Power Station ‘B’.
By the mid-2020s, Singapore's Pasir Panjang Power District could host concepts such as a drone race course, a hobby factory run by seniors, a hotel, residences, giant slides or even a floating pool perched along the coast.
It will be one of the first few sites to be developed along the Greater Southern Waterfront, a stretch from Marina East to Pasir Panjang that will be transformed for residential and leisure use as the port shifts to Tuas.
A cafe by day and a bar by night, Slate is the newest addition to Purvis Street.
As a dual concept restaurant, Slate promises diners an experience like no other, with menus that change every so often. A cafe by day, Slate serves hearty brunch items that are best enjoyed with a warm cup of coffee. After the sun sets, Slate transforms into a modern bar and restaurant that serves contemporary Asian food paired with a thoughtfully curated selection of wines, craft beers and bespoke cocktails. However, the star of the show at Slate is definitely its house made products, which range from chillies, pickles and jams to butter and breads.
Frequently adding new dishes to lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant’s menu has something for everyone. Fuel yourself with Slate’s lunch menu which includes elegant twists to familiar dishes. Order the Tuna Poke Noodle Bowl to try the cafe’s unique take on your typical poke bowls.
The Blue Ginger has come a long way and has finally established their 2nd branch at the newly-revamped Great World City.
The inspiration behind their starting “blue ginger” cannot be fully explained without first sharing with you the aspects of peranakan culture. As a peranakan, the signature of a well-bred “Nonya”, or Straits Chinese lady, was how well one could cook. It was often the matriarch of the family who would bring the entire family together, over a mouth-watering spread of spicy and aromatic dishes.
Their journey of rediscovery was prompted by the fond memories of hearty feasts at grandma’s. The Blue Ginger was created simply through their desire to share their unique culture with others.
Today, the restaurant is run by a team of people who are passionate towards this end.
Conceived by multi-Michelin starred chef Juan Amador, Hüseyin Turan and The Science Kitchen, House On The Moon at Great World City is a dessert bar serving creations by Michelin-classed chefs, tastefully paired by a qualified Sri Lankan tea taster.
House On The Moon Retail on the second floor of the mall is an extension of your experience at their dessert bar on level 1. Be-Your-Own-Chef by choosing from many types of teas, ales, ice-creams and desserts. Plate the elements at home to host a party or share with loved ones.
One of Singapore oldest mosques, Angullia Mosque, has reopened its doors for worshippers
Angullia Mosque has been an iconic landmark in the area of Serangoon Road and Little India for more than 120 years.
The Mosque was built on Wakaff land bequeathed by MSE Angullia. Still standing at its present site, the first blueprints of the Mosque was dated in 1890.
Since its initial construction somewhere in the late 1890s, several upgrading works have been undertaken to maintain its functionality and relevance to its immediate community.
Angullia Mosque serves a large community of Muslims within the Serangoon Road district and many of their congregants include both the local and foreign workforce within the Serangoon Road business district.
Rumours Beach Club in Sentosa is the only beach club in Singapore to have three swimming pools, with different pockets of spaces such as the VIP Area, Cabana Area, Beachfront Area, Indoor Area, Outdoor Area and Alfresco Area which can be sectioned off to cater for events of all sizes.
From private romantic dinners to full-fledged wild parties for party-goers, Rumours Beach Club brings in a whole new beach experience perfect for any type of get-togethers. All you gotta do is turn up, tune out, lounge on and #getbeachy.
You don't have to take a flight out because Rumours Beach Club will whisk you to Bali right here in Singapore.
Need something to share the love with? Featuring a sumptuous crustacean delicacy, Rumours' Seafood Platter from the Jimbaran grill perfect for sharing. Indulge as their platter comes with fresh Jumbo Prawns, 500g Bamboo Lobster, whole Red Snapper and whole Grade A Squid.
Located right next to the Kallang River, this 18-storey tower presents 117 contemporarily crafted units ranging from 431sq ft to 1,001 sq ft, with column-less layouts, allowing maximum natural lighting and ventilation throughout each home.
Jui Residences is a waterfront residential development in park-like settings, with convenient amenities for its community surrounded by an integrated transport network – including the Potong Pasir and Boon Keng MRT stations, as well as the Circle Line at Serangoon MRT station. Additionally, the Central Expressway (CTE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE) provide excellent access to surrounding other parts of the island.
Jui Residences has been developed in close consultation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The integration of this development with the Kallang Park Connector Network (PCN) enables the residents to engage in activities such as jogging and cycling or a leisurely stroll within Singapore ever-growing PCN network.
Jui Residences pays homage to the National Aerated Water Co., Ltd. building. This cultural heritage building was built in 1954 and is associated with the bottling of popular soft drink labels, including Sinalco and Kickapoo. The centrepiece of this heritage building is a flagstaff mounted on the signature column, complimented by an on-site petrol pump which will be conserved within the development.
Brightly coloured artworks inspired by the history of this national heritage, named ‘The Bottle Assembly: Filling Voids and Voids Filling’ are specially crafted by sculptor Dr. Colin K. Okashimo, and adorn the walls of Sky Terrace.
The popular hotpot restaurant chain Haidilao has set-up another new outlet at Marina Square and this is their first overseas branch to launch their exclusive custom-order service plus robotic servers.
From the main dining hall to your own private dining room, lose yourself in an immersive dining experience through sound and light projection, this new branch is unlike any other restaurants you’ve visited.
As a brand created in 1994, Haidilao International Holding Ltd. has developed into a world-renowned catering enterprise over the course of a two-decade development.
The first overseas Haidilao store was opened in Singapore in 2012, marking the first step in its global expansion. Since 2012, 10 stores have been launched in Singapore. In June 2019, Haidilao, widely accepted by local people and media, won the "(SPBA) Top Ten Industry Leading Brands Award of China" awarded by Lianhe Zaobao, an authoritative newspaper, in Singapore.
The 44-seater Butcher’s Block at Raffles Hotel presents a stylish and lively dining experience showcasing some of the world’s finest cuts of meats cooked with wood fire. Feast your eyes on premium meats hanging in the Meat Vault and on over 200 exciting wine labels, including a good selection of natural wines, in the Wine Library.
At Butcher’s Block, they present a truly special experience – an exclusive and communal dining journey, featuring off-the-menu specials that change daily and are only revealed on the very evening itself. Expect a sumptuous multi-course menu specially crafted and personally brought to your table by Chef Rémy Lefebvre and his culinary team, who will regale you with insights of the dishes presented. The experience will be complemented with a curated selection of 4 exquisite wines for your delight to your heart’s content, whilst being seated at the coveted 3-metre long OAK (One of A Kind) Table right in front of the open kitchen.
Attention all burger-lovers, cult-favourite American burger joint, Five Guys has opened its first Singapore store at Plaza Singapura.
Occupying a space of over 460 sqm, the outlet at Plaza Singapura is located along a prime stretch on the ground floor of the mall overlooking the Orchard Road belt. Currently comprising an indoor area that seats up to 52 patrons, the store will eventually also house an outdoor seating area that will increase the outlet’s capacity to accommodate up to over 160 patrons.
The Singapore store is the global burgers and fries joint’s first franchise in Asia, and the latest addition to Zouk Group’s growing food and beverage portfolio as part of its lifestyle expansion plans.
“After many months of planning, we’re thrilled to finally unveil the very first Five Guys store in Singapore. Five Guys is an exciting addition to our portfolio, and we were fortunate to be presented with an opportune space in the city that is highly accessible, so that fans of Five Guyscan come together to enjoy their favourite burgers with ease. This first outlet will be the bedrock upon which we grow the brand in Singapore, and we look forward to more to come,” says Andrew Li, Chief Executive Officer of Zouk Group.
Five Guys is a family run burgers & fries joint offering a mouth-watering menu made from scratch. Five Guys has been a Washington, D.C. area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to three of the Murrell brothers: “Start a business or go to college.” The business route won and the Murrells opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Customers voted the burger “#1” in the D.C. metro area.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the Murrells perfected their simple concept. Five Guys became The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between two fresh-baked buns. Two more brothers joined the team and as the family grew, so did the business. Early in 2003, Jerry and Janie, together with the “Five Guys”, began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, more than 300 units had been sold.
Now, decades after FIVE GUYS first opened, there are locations across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with planned expansion into Australia, Africa, Central and South America. By maintaining a simple ethos, coupled with the highest quality, the Murrells continue to follow through on the vision they outlined in 1986.
Five Guys’ mission is to redefine the global burger landscape by focusing on freshness and quality. With no freezers and no microwaves, it is built on the premise that all burgers and fries are made fresh every day. The meat is a perfected 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio. Patties are hand-made seven days a week on site. The bread, which is Five Guys’ only proprietary item, is baked fresh five days a week in a locally contracted bakery. The same unique recipe is used globally. Potatoes are cut fresh daily, soaked to remove the starch and double-fried in pure, no cholesterol peanut oil to create the firm exterior and fluffy ‘mashed-potato’ interior that Five Guys fries are known for.
Asia’s most popular udon chain, Tamoya, is proud to open their new outlet at Plaza Singapura. This opening marks a total of 17 outlets for Tamoya worldwide. For their opening special, Tamoya launches the outlet-exclusive Truffle Tonkotsu Udon. Only available at the newest Plaza Singapura outlet, the Truffle Tonkotsu Udon features the heady aroma of truffle oil infused into the creamy and rich pork bone broth and topped with chashu, corn, Japanese leek, nori and half an ajitama egg for a satisfying slurp!
Making a hot comeback on the mainstay menu is Tamoya’s Sukiyaki Udon, the combination of both sukiyaki and udon noodles for an innovative way to enjoy udon. The sukiyaki comes with juicy slices of beef or pork alongside a colourful assortment of vegetables in one simmering pot. Enjoy the comforts of an individual sukiyaki bowl brimming with ingredients at Tamoya.
Tamoya’s signature chewy udon are handmade in-stores daily, with quality ingredients; from flour to shoyu and even bonito imported directly from Japan.
BTM Mussels & Bar by Deliciae Hospitality Management (DHM) on Duxton Hill is a casual restaurant and bar concept serving European comfort food, with the star being fresh seasonal mussels served in a variety of styles and international flavours, with crisp golden French fries; best enjoy with an ice cold beer!
BTM = “BACK TO MUSSELS”.
Inspired by chef and restaurateur Olivier’s experience in being the first to expand and popularise Belgium’s ‘mussels and fries’ restaurant concept throughout France, BTM Mussels & Bar relives that delicious chapter of his culinary story in Singapore, and celebrates the flavourful gem of the sea, showcasing its natural sweetness by preparing them in a variety of styles and flavours popular throughout Europe.
In addition to mussels and fries, BTM Mussels & Bar serves a wide selection of comfort food from the Benelux region of Europe (i.e. Belgium, France and the Netherlands), including a variety of small plates, tartes flambées and charcuterie and cheese boards, which are best enjoyed with drinks and ideal for sharing!
From to France to Singapore with love. Merci Marcel is a living & meeting space where good food meets great experience. The multi-concept French lifestyle brand has launched their flagship establishment at Palais Renaissance.
Rendez-vous over a cup of coffee, at brunch or for a quick lunch at their café chic. Savour their sharing plates and curl up on their welcoming sofas. Sip French wines or enjoy cocktails on our chic-bohemian atmosphere. Browse and shop from their carefully curated selection of wines, cheeses and boutique items. Immerse yourself in art, creativity and inspiration. Live life, la vie en Marcel.
Taikoo Lane Hotpot, is a restaurant that doles out authentic Sichuan and Cantonese hotpot broths and offerings! The concept is a brainchild of Chengdu Restaurant, which is known for its mouth-watering Sichuan cuisine. Taikoo Lane boasts a mixture of individual pots and large shared pots, so solo diners or large groups can enjoy a hotpot session anytime they have a craving.
Taikoo Lane’s version of the Sichuan Spicy Broth follows the traditional method of using beef tallow instead of oil. The beef tallow-based mala broth is much more flavourful than the oil-based renditions other hotpot restaurants in Singapore serve.
Chengdu Green Pepper Broth is another Taikoo Lane special Mala broth. Taking inspiration from Chengdu Restaurant’s best-selling Fish with Green Peppercorn Soup, the green peppercorn broth is a brand-new offering specially created by the Taikoo Lane team. Peppercorn oil and green peppercorns are Sichuan specialities, and the restaurant imports the ingredients from the province.
For diners who prefer non-spicy broths, there are offerings available such as Fish Soup Broth with Fresh Milk and Collagen Nourishing Pork Bone Soup. Both of these soups will appeal to ardent appreciators of Cantonese dishes. Able to alleviate the symptoms of excessive dampness in the internal system of our body, the nourishing fish soup broth is made with specially selected fresh fish and salmon bones. The gelatinous pork bone broth is superbly tasty and moreish — a medley of pork bones, whole chicken, pig skin and spices are cooked for over seven hours to achieve a rich and milky consistency.
Taikoo Lane offers a smorgasbord of unique hotpot ingredients. A DIY dish, the Lobster Noodles pays tribute to Hong Kong’s popular version. Simply immerse the crustacean and noodles into the broth, then mix the cooked items with the special sauce and condiments and voila! If so inclined, cook the seafood and noodles separately in different broths so that they can soak up different flavours for a truly unique dish. Living up to its name, the Magical Growing Mushrooms promises a culinary spectacle. Arranged artfully in a garden of lettuce, tomatoes and eggs, the enoki mushrooms will grow taller before your very eyes as you water it!
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
One of the most influential chefs in modern Chinese culinary movement, Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung makes his return to Singapore with contemporary Chinese restaurant, Yì by Jereme Leung at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Nestled on the third level of the restored Raffles Arcade, Yì by Jereme Leung leverages on the art form of fine dining to awaken the appetite and the senses of guests. The restaurant delivers cuisine that takes guests on an exploration voyage to China’s vastly diverse cultural regions.
藝 (Yì) means art in the Chinese language and the restaurant’s interior décor reflects this artistic flair. Designed by Aedas Interiors, Yì by Jereme Leung is a 111-seat restaurant whose design is inspired by the hidden world of deep-rooted culinary traditions and story-telling. Be greeted by a whimsical entrance created by Moss & Lam, an art installation entitled ‘Pale Garden’ which is 90 feet long and cascades across the restaurant’s entryway, decorated with 1,000 handcrafted and individually strung floral strands.
Inspired by the Chinese myth surrounding the god, Pangu which depicts the creation of Heaven and Earth, Yì by Jereme Leung uses neutral earthy materials and tones like stone and timber to embrace the main dining hall as a reflection of ‘Earth’ while the custom ceiling details references the elements of the ‘sky’. This is reflected as diners step into the main dining hall of the restaurant which seats over 60 persons.
Three private rooms are available at Yì by Jereme Leung with one room that seats 10 persons while the other two adjoining rooms fit 8 guests each. Diners who want to enjoy the ambience of the main dining hall but yet prefer more privacy will delight in the semi-private area that can accommodate two tables of 8 guests each.
Enjoy Chef Jereme’s creations like the Hundred-ring Cucumber & Poached Sea Whelk with Soy Sauce Vinaigrette – a classic dish found in China’s Northern region during warm summermonths. The dish is skilfully sliced with a hundred cuts forming a continuous spiral and served with poached sea whelk, finished off with a tangy and refreshing homemade vinaigrette.
Fried Rice with Char Siew, Pork Belly & Pickled Long Beans
Chef Jereme Leung who was raised and educated in Singapore, began his culinary career at the age of 13, starting from the kitchens of Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he has mastered all four cornerstones of Chinese cooking ranging from dim-sum, Chinese barbecue, wok-cooking to knife work. Chef Jereme continued to hone his craft at some of the most prestigious hotels in Southeast Asia which gradually led him to embark on a food pilgrimage across China in the 1990s to explore the flavours of different regions, their ingredients and cooking techniques. He moved to Shanghai, China in 2002, and since then has opened over 9 restaurants across the world. Yì by Jereme Leung will be his first restaurant in Singapore and his long-awaited homecoming.
The sky is not the limit. A full-scale revamp gives impetus to LeVeL33, elevating a sky-high concept into an apex experience for the senses.
The world’s highest urban microbrewery, LeVeL33 seamlessly melds craftsmanship, artistry and hospitality for a truly elevated experience – in all senses. Located on the apex level of Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, LeVeL33 offers three different spaces: the LeVeL33 Dining Room, LeVeL33 Social, and the Terrace; overlooking the most spectacular skyline views of Singapore.
The three spaces deliver dining genres from gourmet to casual, and ambiences from refined privacy to social revelry. Anchoring these spaces is the bar and copper brewery in the middle, where their outstanding craft beers are made with strict adherence to authentic age-old recipes and traditional techniques. The ContemBrewerycuisine developed by Executive Chef ArChan Chan is a unique contemporary beer-centric cuisine which synthesises the culinary aspect and beer brewing elements; each eatery offers a menu tailored for their individual atmosphere and service style.
As the world’s highest urban microbrewery dedicated to the fullest appreciation of craftsmanship in its beer, wines and fine food in a multi-ambience, multi-zone setting, LeVeL33 remains faithful to its core objective and promise. This extensive new revamp has served to ramp up the guest experience even further. And making LeVeL33 into Singapore’s pinnacle venue for business interaction, friendly socialisin g, romantic intimacy, gastronomic indulgence and all forms of celebratory life-affirming activity, in the pulsating heart of Singapore’s iconic waterfront.
NomadX is a multi-label destination that promises unique retail adventures and pastures. An experiential store that recognises your individuality, knows what you like, and finds what you seek. The multi-label concept store promises to be ever-changing, never boring.
Explore new brand concepts and first physical presence for major e-tailers. With 18 brands offering a line-up of new-to-market products and experiences across beauty, fashion, electronics and dining. Discover exclusives within thematic retail showroom spaces in the NomadX store, where you can see, touch and try out the various online offerings before making a purchase by scanning the product QR code. Shopping at NomadX is now 24/7 with over 3,000 SKUs from more than 30 local and international brands.
NomadX is a doorway for urban millennials to experience new worlds, boundaries and lifestyles, sourced and handpicked from eclectic cities and cultural trends.
The "X" in NomadX stands for the intersection of styles, tastes, products, brands and people. Giving you free reign to explore who you want to be — they curate collections across fashion, beauty and lifestyle to help you discover and taste new identities and possibilities.
A cozy terrace in the heart of Clarke Quay, Yin is for like-minded people to congregate. Located within The Riverhouse, Yin is an al-fresco bar by day and lounge by night, where their patrons can enjoy non-stop entertainment ranging from LIVE performances to sports, from dusk ’till dawn.
A melodious blend of tradition and modernity, Mimi at The Riverhouse in Clarke Quay fuses intriguing flavours from Sichuan, Shanghai and Mongolia with contemporary cooking techniques and distinctive presentations to create an engaging dining experience. Heavily invigorated by its past as a headquarter for secret societies, every dish seeks to convey the secrets, origins and stories of Chinese culture. Click here to view Mimi's menu.
Mimi is also a unique wedding venue choice which offers couples a complete experience of modern Chinese cuisine with a touch of cultural heritage in a 150 year old Heritage Building in the heart of Clarke Quay. Check out their Wedding Kit here for more information.
Part of the newly-opened The Riverhouse at Clarke Quay, Yang is the first upmarket International Asian Club with a distinct music and theatrical entertainment direction. Positioned to be continuous innovators in the Nightlife industry, this nightspot will be the future top-of-mind experiential nightclub identity for Asian revelers in Singapore.
Elegance and Class in Clarke Quay's Oldest Establishment.
Housed within the most iconic and time-honored property in Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse is a multi-concept destination run by 1-Group comprising of an alfresco bar, modern Chinese restaurant and world-class nightclub.
Built in the 1870s along the banks of Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse began life as a thriving “secret society” house helmed by several headmen of the notorious Ghee Hok Society. The same vibrancy continues to live today in this two-storey multi-concept space housing a modern Chinese restaurant, alfresco bar and world-class nightclub – namely Mimi, Yin and Yang.
With its distinctively seductive Chinese architecture, remnants of the past are still present as the establishment pays homage to Eastern influences with top-notch Asian-fusion cuisine and monthly exchanges with the top clubs in Asia. Diners and partygoers alike can expect an immersive experience as they marvel at the sultry décor that amalgamates tradition and modernity.
Mustard Seed has evolved from a pop-up to a cosy 13-seater restaurant.
They want to provide an intimate communal dining experience, like going to a dinner party at a friend's house. They invite their guests to gather round their table over good food and drinks.
Ming Kiat is the chef and owner of Mustard Seed. A proud Singaporean, he creates an original menu based on his personal interpretation of Singapore's food. He spent his formative years working for Chef Hisao Goto at Goto Kaiseki restaurant and learnt about local ingredients and cuisine under Chef Malcolm Lee at Candlenut. Ming Kiat regards both of them as important mentors in his journey.
Mustard Seed's cuisine is rooted in Singaporean flavours and inspired by Japanese cuisine and technique. They serve an omakase style tasting menu that will change bi-monthly. The tasting menu is priced at $138 per person.
They offer a small but carefully curated drinks list featuring a selection of beers, sakes and wines that they enjoy.
Established in 2002, THANN from Thailand provides a range of natural body care, hair care, skin care, and home aromatherapy products, all are formulated from botanicals derived. They aim to offer a "lifestyle of total wellness" by combining the art of natural therapy with modern dermatological science. They aspire to provide quality products and services through their professional innovations, services, and designs.
In recent years, THANN has continuously expanded, currently with the brand presence in more than 40 countries worldwide. Visit their Singapore stand-alone store at Paragon to add natural & beneficial products to your personcal care routine or pick a new scent for your home.
Their complete collection of hair care, body care, and skincare products contain no artificial color, paraben free, mineral oil free, and are dermatologically tested. They promote environmentally-friendly products, supports human rights, and are against the use of child labor and animal testing.
MAI by Dashi Master Marusaya is a premium dashi concept restaurant by Japanese katsuobushi wholesaler, Marusaya. The 38-seater restaurant is dedicated to serving authentic Japanese dishes using superior ingredients directly imported from Japan, together with all-natural dashi made from special aged bonito and quality konbu. The Marusaya group also runs two other Japanese dining concepts in Singapore: Dashi Master Marusaya and Ten Sushi and Bar, since 2014.
Founded in 1962, Marusaya is dedicated to supplying katsuobushi for commercial use, with over 9,000 customers from food establishments including soba, udon, ramen and Japanese kappo restaurants. The dashi used at MAI is of a different calibre, as the company takes pride in its Satsuma 2-year-old hongare-honbushi, made from skipjack tuna which is dried and fermented over two years. This is unlike other katsuobushi, which is fermented only over a year. The extended period of fermentation draws out almost all moisture and concentrates the flavour of the katsuobushi, making it especially strong in umami. The aged bonito is then cooked with specially imported Rishiri kelp – one of the best categories of kelp that’s harvested around Hokkaido – for over an hour, to produce a broth that reveals sophisticated flavours, which is thoughtfully infused into every dish. It is worthy to note that besides dashi, no MSG or any other chemical seasoning is used. One can be assured of a delicious, healthy and authentic Japanese dining experience at MAI.
KOMA, a brand new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar by leading hospitality company TAO Group, is set to satiate guests with an elevated dining experience when it opens at Marina Bay Sands on 26 July.
The restaurant will offer diners with a modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine, featuring original creations by its Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi, using fresh and seasonal produce and ingredients from Japan.
Bold and distinct interior design elements – from a striking 20 metre-long passageway flanked with orange arches that greet guests as they arrive, to a dramatic 2.5 metre-high, one-of-a-kind bell that overlooks a traditional Japanese foot bridge and reflecting pool - will complement the cuisine and lend to the modern and sophisticated vibe within the 230-seat restaurant, which includes an oversized sushi bar and a private dining room at the mezzanine. The space is designed by renowned American firm Rockwell Group, which is behind the design of several of TAO Group’s establishments, which include restaurants TAO Downtown, Vandal, Feroce and Avenue in New York.
The opening of KOMA will complete the trio of concepts launched by TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands as part of a new dining and entertainment complex at the integrated resort, along with nightclub MARQUEE which opened in April and cocktail lounge AVENUE in May this year. KOMA also marks the fourth concept opened by TAO Group in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, which began with LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in January 2018.
Be amongst the first in Singapore to discover Emma’s first-ever overseas outpost! Established in May 2018 in Japan, Emma is a soft serve and speciality tea shop. In just 10 months, their soaring popularity led the brand to open four more outlets in Japan. Every day, the outlets see snaking queues that last for hours.
Be sure to try out their Okinawa Brown Sugar Boba Japanese Soft Serve in Wafer Shell in Singapore!
The brand’s secret recipe for success is their insistence on using high-quality, authentic Japanese ingredients. To create their signature soft serve that is known for its richness and thick texture, Emma uses premium Japanese milk. The soft serve uses quality ingredients and is so firm that you can even hold the ice cream upside down and it will not fall out! Other ingredients Emma uses include Japanese Okinawa brown sugar, kuromitsu (Japanese brown sugar syrup) and Japanese kinako (soybean) powder. The charcoal cones are also specially imported from Japan. Visit the little take-out kiosk to savour their unique creations.
Straits Chinese Signatures at Esplanade is managed by Guan Hoe Soon Group, the oldest Nonya Restaurant in Singapore. Using secret recipes handed down thru the generations, the original taste of an authentic Peranakan cuisine has been preserved closely, using only the freshest ingredients and select choice of spices.
Straits Chinese Signatures also provide nonya catering services for special occasions. They cater a wide choice of dishes, available at great prices.
With many satisfied customers whom they had the honor of catering to, they are confident that they will delight you and your friends with an authentic peranakan affair.
Honeymill at Paragon is the world’s first honey store to offer cups of different honey drinks mixed and perfected by a robot. They also offer a diverse range of honeys from all over the world, snacks such as breadsticks with honey crème dip, and healthy no-bake cakes that contains no preservatives & no colouring.
Their mission is to bring happiness and healthiness to their customers with "THe Taste of Joy". Savour "The Taste of Joy" and sample their honeys at their newly-opened Paragon store or visit their website and get it delivered from hive to jar to your door.
Maison Miaja is Singapore’s newest and most exclusive venue for all types of chic and exciting events.
Housed in the APS Lifestyle Building, the two beautifully designed spaces consist of the modern minimalist setting of the 'Salon Jean Nouvel' on the 2nd floor, and the luxurious European style 'Salon Louis XVI' on the 4th floor. The spaces are design creations award-winning interior designer and art gallery owner, Isabelle Miaja (the founder of Maison Miaja).
Both 4,000 sq ft. spaces are located at walking distance from Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay, in River Valley, Singapore. Each space can host up to 300 guests, and for larger events - both Maison Miaja spaces combined can accommodate 500 guests.
Maison Miaja Events spaces offers a unique environment for exclusive private events, corporate gatherings, art exhibitions, product launches, food & wine tastings, photo shoots and television and movie filming.
Day or night, this amazing space is ideal for a one-of-a-kind experience. The space comes embellished with original works of art, design and accessories, or entirely bare, limited only by the imagination.
Thye Hua Kwan Temple will house a Hall of Filial Piety, where ancestral tablets will be placed. There will also be video screening facilities in the hall, where families can play videos of their loved ones in remembrance of them. The temple will also house Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian deities for worship and lecture halls where multi-religious dialogue will be held to promote inter racial and inter religious understanding. To promote Inter-Religious Harmony, that will be a library for the Sacred Books of all religions.
Nestled within the Novena district, NUSS Mandalay Road Guild House offers an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy city streets. Housed in an iconic two-story black-and-white bungalow, the Society’s third Guild House exudes classic colonial charm with the comfort and familiarity of modern design.
Savour the homely flavours of Colonial Hainanese cuisine amidst the elegant dining setting of The Restaurant @ Mandalay, or be surrounded by lush greenery at the outdoor patio.
They also have a spacious fitness studio. Whether you are looking for a rejuvenating yoga session, or an upbeat dance workout, gain access to this studio and other facilities that NUSS has to offer by being a member.
The Lounge Bar, located on the second floor of the beautifully restored shophouse and tucked away on 76 Duxton Road, is curating Singapore’s finest Savoie inspired cocktails. With access to over 40 herbs flown directly from the stunning French Alps, The Lounge Bar is the Lion City’s first drinking establishment offering such a dedicated selection and bringing a little slice of the alps to Asia.
The bar is part of JAG Restaurants Pte Ltd and owned by fine-dining industry veteran Anant Tyagi and Michelin Starred Chef Jérémy Gillon. Resident alco-alchemist, Yong Siang Neo a.k.a. Y.S., has been hand-picked to tailor the menu – his only instruction – to keep the provenance of ingredients at the forefront, in line with the restaurant’s vision and to source independent, small-batch craft spirits.
“It is a great privilege to showcase the work of artisans and small batch producers as their motives are different. There are some wonderful examples of generational heritage among the selection at The Lounge Bar. This makes for a great experience for our guests, especially when we share their story, their inspiration – it always adds a little extra magic to each cocktail! – Anant Tyagi, Owner The Lounge Bar
In a league of its own, The Lounge Bar cocktail program of herb-inspired concoctions is a delicious, if somewhat potent, ode to Chef Gillon’s hand-selected herbs.
Here's a couple of the bar's cocktail creations:
Sariette – Imagine an aromatic blast of rosemary, thyme the moment you pick up this Islay led cocktail. A generous dram of Smokehead whirled around with Montenegro, Branca Mentha, Campari, Carpano Antica formula and Angostura Bitters is sublime.
Hyssop – if you’re craving a slightly bitter pour, look no further. The carefully calculated formula of this minty herb with high tannins with infused rum, St Germaine liqueor, Peychaud Bitters, pillow soft egg-white, a dash of lime juice and simple syrup – simply addictive.
Agastache – this thoughtful creation is a complex mix of this licorice, almost star anise flavoured herb, with beautifully distilled pisco. Add the slightly smokey Pierde Almas Mezcal, Aperol, whisked egg white, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, sage syrup and you’ll reach new highs!
Visit the bar for more unique cocktails to try. In addition to the bar’s signature selection, the classics have been embraced and elevated to greater heights with the help of craft spirits.
The Lounge Bar is an intimate, elegant and warm den inviting guests to find their favourite spot and settle down with a luscious cocktail. Be it a girls night out, a romantic couples evening or whisky with the lads, the modern design suits all occasion and parties. Two chesterfield sofas have been placed for slightly larger groups while a handful of low tables is perfect for more private drinks. High stools at the bar gives guests direct view of mixologists muddling, blending and shaking away as the pour perfectly executed cocktails.
Complete contrast to Restaurant JAG, the bar menu, also created by Chef Jérémy, offers an excellent selection that perfectly matches the drinks menu. Absolute musts from a French kitchen include the Beef Tartare, Croque Monsieur, Grass-Fed Striploin to Savoie speciality such as Farçon Savoyard while the delicious Braised Smoked Parsnips and Vegetarian Risotto are simply divine.
With more than 8 years under its belt, Barracuda Restaurant has now opened its doors in Singapore where Chef Ferdinand is sure to impress and please diners with his incredible menu, dedication to using quality ingredients and an ambiance that feels both exclusive and inclusive.
From the restaurant’s humble beginnings of its first opening in 2010 in Maenam Beach of Koh Samui, Barracuda has progressively gained its solid reputation as being one of the best restaurants on the island.
Chef Ferdinand’s love for fine cuisine and enthusiasm in bringing forth true flavors with the use of top quality fresh ingredients set him apart from any restaurant on the island. Barracuda’s first shop only opened for dinner service to a small number of 18 patrons per evening. Dining at the restaurant required formal reservations beforehand and guests were served dishes from a more varied selection of menu items. Still, Barracuda held true to its name for serving its guests tastefully and artfully prepared plates at affordable prices and its presence soon came to be appreciated by food lovers near and far.
Chef Ferdinand’s innovative approach to food and dedication to his restaurant honed him awards from Thailand Tatler’s magazine voting Barracuda as “Best Restaurant” for three consecutive years from 2013-2015. Travelers and frequent diners also delighted in their experiences at Barracuda thus contributing to the restaurant’s winnings of many “Certificate of Excellence” awards on Tripadvisor.
With Barracuda’s highly favorable reviews in sight, a larger space for Chef Ferdinand’s culinary hotspot was conceptualized. The restaurant would then relocate to the area of Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand and undergo a construction of newly designed interiors to accommodate seating for 48-50 people and new ‘waiting area’ where guests to sip on trendy cocktails and aperitifs before being seated for meals.
Despite the restaurant’s external makeover, Chef Ferdinand’s primary focus remained on producing food with a modern twist of Mediterranean and Asian influences with the best ingredients as a key part to his daily work ethics and menu creations.
He now takes all of these knowledges, experiences and incredible cuisine to the tables of Singapore.
Singapore’s leading 916/999 gold and jewellery chain retailer, Goldheart, is proud to usher in a new year with their first concept store at Plaza Singapura.
Themed "The Contemporary Communal", their new concept store charts a momentous milestone for the constantly evolving brand. For the first time in its 45 years of heritage, Goldheart strips away the walls of the shopfront to yield an open frontage, while its interior now takes the form of a contemporary living room.
Goldheart Jewelry is one of the largest local jewellery chains in Singapore, with more than 20 jewellery boutiques located at all major shopping malls island wide and an eBoutique at shop.goldheart.com.
"Our new concept store is a reimagination of the relationship and experiences that we want our customers to have with us. We want them to connect with the brand on a more personal level and cast aside hesitations that may have prevented them from strolling into a fine jewellery store. The 'modern living room' therefore became our theme to evoke feelings of familiarity and hospitality among shoppers, as they are beckoned towards the store with our new open concept to explore the beautifully curated space," enthused Ms Patsy Loo, Business Director, Goldheart Jewelry.
"In fact, the concept store at Plaza Singapura serves as the design blueprint that will be applied for three more Goldheart stores in 2019."
The officially-opened Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS) is the community civic and cultural centre in the heart of Geylang Serai precinct. It is a multi-agency development that celebrates the heritage of Geylang Serai communities and encourages social interactions and community bonding among different communities of all ages and races.
It houses the Geylang Serai Community Club, the South East Community Development Council, the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery Family Service and Child Care Centre, Senior Care Centre, and cultural arts group and social/community-related facilities.
Within WGS, there are public spaces, community plaza and a comprehensive pedestrian network that will enhance accessibility and connectivity to other developments in the precinct, bringing the wide range of facilities and services in WGS to the community. This development is a collaboration between the People’s Association, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health, National Arts Council, National Heritage Board and Ministry of National Development.
Geylang Serai was the origin of the Malay Settlement back in pre-modern Singapore. The word ‘Wisma’ can be translated as a building, complex or house. Wisma Geylang Serai was hence named to reflect the nature and functions of the civic centre.
The development’s double-pitched roof is influenced by traditional Malay houses and complements the adjacent Geylang Serai Market. At the same time, the design demonstrates a contemporary feel in its spatial planning, drawing inspiration from the “serai” plant to “ketupat” and “serambi” on stilts. It weaves and integrates multi-functional spaces and facilities into a cohesive overall design. This winning design amplifies the distinctive identity of Geylang Serai and strengthen its urban character.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is Chef Alvin Leung’s latest gastro-adventure to rock the Lion City. The London-born chef shot to fame for his multi-faceted cuisine at three Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, using rule-breaking culinary rebellion as his personal brand.
At 15 Stamford, Chef Leung has taken inspiration from his years of walking through Asia to pay humble tribute to Asian cuisine.
The stunning Freemasons Hall building which sits at 23A Coleman Street will soon be home to The Masons Table which is opening mid December.
The Masons Table will serve honest food and artisan wines set in relaxed and historical surroundings, right in the centre of Singapore.
The Masons Table serve the very best of modern European cuisine, inspired by the flavours of Italy and France. From hearty all-time favourite starters and main dishes, to signature thin-crust pizzas, to charcuterie and cheese sharing plates - there's something for everyone to enjoy. All of their dishes are designed to meld perfectly with their selection of artisan wines.
CapitaLand is giving its shoppers a new reason to rediscover the joys of experiential shopping with NomadX (pronounced as “Nomads”) — Singapore’s first “phygital” multi-label concept store offering a new blend of physical and digital experience.
Be it a gamified onboarding process, automated store assistance such as smart mirrors, interactive product walls or the cashless payment experience, NomadX is designed for shoppers to enjoy shopping intrinsically as a social activity — one of sensation, discovery, immediate gratification and convenience.
NomadX occupies 11,000 square feet of space spread across two floors in Plaza Singapura, with an attractive frontage facing Orchard Road. The multi-label retail destination is now officially open with a curated selection of 18 tenants offering a wide range of fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, gadgets and food & beverage offerings. These include the first physical outlets in Singapore for Alibaba’s Taobao, as well as that of online fashion businesses Digital Fashion Week, evenodd, Révolte and Style Theory.
New-to-market brands include audio products specialist JBL and restaurant Bizen Okayama Wagyu Steakhouse by Aston Soon. Shoppers can also look forward to limited editions of well-known brands at NomadX, including the highly-anticipated Karl Lagerfeld’s K/Klassik Pins collection.
To ensure maximum flexibility for tenants to push the boundaries, NomadX incorporates short-term leases and “plug & play” retail units that are integrated with smart retail infrastructure. Tenants set up temporary homes like nomads – thus the inspiration for the store’s name – that are demarcated by modular panels and equipped with interactive technologies to encourage product discovery and play. The store’s fluid layout and data analytics capabilities make NomadX a suitable testbed for retailers to trial new concepts and products and respond swiftly to consumer reception and feedback.
East Treasure Chinese Restaurant is another exciting new concept by ASTONS, serving an extensive menu of delectable, exquisite and value-for-money Chinese cuisine created by their Master Chef. Pairing up the freshest ingredients with modest cooking styles incredibly bring out the natural flavours of ingredients which is never too heavy on the palate and offer a more distinctive experience for discerning diners.
The casual and cosy ambience is the ideal venue to hang around with family, friends, and associates over a satisfying meal.
A New Evolution: Osteria Art at Market is Now Art.
Art Restaurant is an elegant, newly-rebranded Italian restaurant and bar with contemporary Italian cuisine helmed by Michelin-star Chef-Restaurateur Beppe De Vito and Chef De Cuisine Andrea de Paola. The produce-driven menu indulges diners in a refined, personal journey of Beppe’s culinary inspiration and innovation, and takes diners on a gastronomic anthology filled with culinary stories that take you through seasons, flavours and stories.
The 80-seater dining destination, decked in fire engine red leather seats and lighted by handmade brass sconces, showcases the story of Italian culinary craftsmanship at its finest through high-quality cuisine, luxury design, and world-class service standards.
Omazz aim to be a total bedding solution provider and their new Omazz Gallery in Plaza Singapura reflects the design that is inspired by perfection of discreet craftsmanship, relentless pursuance for quality, and obsession with every minute detail.
Ultimate craftsmanship and unsurpassable quality are the foundation of Omazz where all beds are proudly handcrafted by skilled artisans and built upon the philosophy that nothing but the world’s finest natural filling materials will do.
At Omazz, there is no need to compromise. By utilizing pure and organic materials such as all-natural Talatech™ latex, Siberian goose down, Tussah silk, Himalayan cashmere, wool and the world’s rarest and finest Icelandic duck down, they are able to proudly offer each treasured customer a product ideal for both their health and sleeping comfort.
Located along Tampines Road, north of Paya Lebar Air Base, Goldhill Memorial Centre will be a fully automated columbarium and it will also use innovative technology to optimise its space. It is expected to open around the end of 2019.
A team of veterans in the bereavement industry envisioned a heavenly destination that unites generations to celebrate the eternal bond of families. A quintessential space and rejuvenating atmosphere where ancestors peacefully rest and eternal blessings flow, Goldhill Memorial Centre was born as a reality of their commitment to immortalize legacies and family roots by leveraging into cutting-edge innovations and exceptional experiences.
Constant evolution and breakthroughs are the essence of success and prosperity. Singapore’s economic history have testified to this statement, continually innovating quickly. Interestingly, the columbarium industry has a different pace of progress despite the growing demand from the society. Singapore land scarcity and generations’ unmet expectations of memorial services drive Goldhill memorial to pioneer a new age of columbarium service.
Goldhill Memorial Centre is presenting a leap of the industry’s evolution in Singapore.
Slappy Cakes is a fun, make-your-own (or DIY) dining concept for friends, families and diners of all ages to make their own pancakes. Their 3rd & latest outlet is now open in Plaza Singapura; bringing their "Make Your Own Pancakes, Right At Your Table" concept to town area and closer to more patrons.
Slappy Cakes' concept allows diners to customise their pancakes using built-in griddles at their table with bottles of batter to continue the fun. Its menu reads like a decadent wish-list, featuring a wide array of sweet and savoury “fixins” (crispy bacon, chocolate chips, and blueberries) laid out in gravy boats. Slappy Cakes is committed to making everything from scratch daily, using local, sustainable and organic produce and engaging local and regional vendors for its ingredients.
For those seeking for something outside pancakes, Slappy Cakes have more than just pancakes. Check out their new menu. Savour delectable dishes such as Black Angus Beef Sirloin, Seafood Aglio Olio, Slappy Classic Breakfast and Waffle & Duck.
Bonjour! The charming & well-received Merci Marcel in Tiong Bahru has recently established their second branch at Club Street.
The new branch which also has Parisian inspired décor, boasts a space of 1,250 sq ft.
On the menu: T-bone New Zealand Black Angus wth oven baked potatoes and thick crème fraiche homemade Béarnaise sauce ($69), Duck Parmentier façon Marcel ($26) – a duck confit dish, Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio ($29) and more.
Supported by National Heritage Board, Singapore, the museum was conceptualised in 2016 and completed in 2018.
Did you know that more than two-thirds of the current Bishan town was once occupied by a cemetery and a village? Since the 19th century, Bishan was a Chinese burial ground called Peck San Theng. The Cantonese community was in charge of Peck San Theng, with more than 50,000 graves spread across the region. Kampong San Theng was the main Chinese village then.
The new $700,000 heritage gallery tells the story of Kampong San Teng.
The 560 sqm gallery held its official opening on 3rd June.
Admission to the gallery is free. It is open from 9.30am to 4pm every day except on public holidays.
The regional art scene is set to become more vibrant with the major revamp of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
SAM’s museum programming will continue throughout the revamp which is likely to cost around $90 million. Internationally renowned SCDA Architects have been appointed to manage the redevelopment of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) buildings.
SAM opened to much fanfare in 1996 in a converted museum space that once housed the former Saint Joseph’s Institution and has not upgraded its premises since. The upcoming building works will address the growing needs of contemporary art in Singapore and focus on improving the visitor experience at SAM. The project is targeted for completion in 2021.
SAM currently occupies two separate buildings – the former St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) along Bras Basah Road - a gazetted National Monument, and the former Catholic High School, located along Queen Street. The redevelopment plans include the creation of a fully contiguous museum, more spaces to accommodate museum-based learning opportunities, as well as the infrastructure to display large-scale or technologically- demanding artworks.
SAM’s museum programming continues to take place at SAM at 8Q till end of January 2019. Thereafter, members of the public can look forward to pop-up contemporary art projects at partner venues, as well as co-curated and touring exhibitions by SAM.
Prior to the commencement of the building works, a series of archaeological activities will take place at the former SJI building during Singapore Heritage Festival 2018, as part of the National Monument’s bid to deepen the public’s understanding of its history, which dates back to 1855.
Finally. A store that helps us solve the problem of food waste and excessive plastic packaging, while saving you money on your weekly grocery bill. UnPackt is the first zero-waste bulk store in Singapore that offers their customers the luxury of quality-assured food and daily lifestyle products in their own containers so they are free from plastic waste.
Opening soon in May; the store will also run a recycling scheme offering donated containers for customers who visit the store without their own. Reusable containers can also be bought.
Co-founded by former business executives Jeff Lam and Florence Tay, UnPackt is a social enterprise that aims to spread the zero-waste message and make packaging-free shopping more accessible in Singapore. The store will hire staff from two disadvantaged groups, seniors and single parents.
The Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, a 164-year-old national monument and one of the oldest temples in Singapore, was recently re-sanctified in a consecration ceremony called the “Maha Samprokshanam” which is done once every 12 years.
Major redevelopment works at the temple, costing S$4.5 million, were recently completed.
The temple had to invite foreign experts to help in the restoration as certain specific skills were not available here. A team of 20 highly-skilled artisans, known as sthapathis, were flown in from India for the job.
In 1978, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple was declared a National Monument by the Preservation of Monuments Board. The temple also underwent major facelifts in year 1987, 1992 and 2005.
The history of Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple dates back to the late 1800s. Read more about its rich history here.
Go Big or Go Home – and that’s exactly what the trio founders of Monte Carlo Boys bar & restaurant did!
Exposed to Monaco’s lavish lifestyle at a very tender age, William, Anthony and Julien brought their game right to the heart of the Central Business District. Being the first Monaco establishment to set foot in Singapore, owners and notorious high school buddies Julien, William and Anthony expands their empire with its rustic metal and wooden fixtures, that enhances the captivating industrial-chic lounge located at the fringe of Club Street, so fret not Instagram enthusiasts.
The Monte Carlo Boys aim to socially share their homeland’s authentic flavours and vibes with their first international venture, while glorifying their own personal life motto – “Life’s too short to drink bad beers and liquors” – and to do exactly that, they have graciously brought in their very own cultivation of luxurious and full-bodied beer. Trust in the Monte Carlo Boys when they say you’ll never have another experience that pays homage with Monegasque dining delicacies infused with heritage and passed down tradition elsewhere.
Ambitious and artistic, Anthony Oscar Orengo prides upon his first café that rose to unexpected success. Not only did Emilie’s Cookies & Coffeeshop clinched Monaco’s best briefly in 5 years, the 29-year-old DJ has hosted many, not if the biggest parties ‘til date back at base. “We believe that people’s love of food and beer always brings the best of people together, and that has always been the underlying motivation for us. We chose Singapore because the lifestyle people celebrate here is very similar to Monaco’s scene. All three of us have explored the different continents around the globe and found that Singapore’s where we feel most at home.”
Thus explaining the décor that will transcend you into realms of the French Riviera, so do keep your glasses raised and hands up high as we anticipate eclectic sounds of Deep House, new-age Hip-Hop and unforgettable old school R&B classics, whilst enjoying unique spirits from their region.
Partner in crime William Scheffer will not disappoint. This man is the living example of ‘No Risk, No Rewards’. His experiences roaming South East Asia within the past decade has cultivated certain values he treasures, so don’t mess because the 30-year-old operational expertise definitely knows how to handle his liquor as well as his patrons. “I want to be able to provide a place where people feel at home, and that can be seen here where the crew is able to utilize their strengths. That also means they would be having fun, with our food and drinks of course!”. Geared up with several successful entrepreneurial rendezvous, what William embodies can be seen in the products he distributes to well known hotels in Singapore and now here at Monte Carlo Boys.
The glue that keeps these boys in check is none other than Julien Picard. The 31-year-old real estate connoisseur splurges his substantial experience deemed with impeccable taste can be seen in the establishments outlook. Make sure to come as often to meet the busy man himself. Be prepared for a crazy night out with the bartender’s and boys’ generosity, because that’s what makes everybody come back for more.
In line with its name, Monte Carlo Boys has so much more to offer on site for all age groups to dine, host events and network all while busking in a lifestyle concept that everyone indulges in.
Tokachi Tontaro has recently opened its doors in Singapore at Plaza Singapura and OUE Downtown Gallery, bringing the brand's signature Hokkaido Grilled Pork Rice Bowl to Singapore.
A traditional Japanese dish adored by every local in Obihiro, Hokkaido, the Buta Don combines perfectly grilled slices of charred juicy pork slathered in mouth-watering Hokkaido specialty tare sauce and served atop premium Yumepirika rice.
In addition to the Regular Buta Don, Tokachi Tontaro serves two other unique variations of the classic dish - Spicy Tomato and Miso Buta Don. Each pork bowl can be customised down to the amount of spring onions and black pepper for a fully personalised gourmet bowl. A range of delectable side dishes including Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese and Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette are also available to complete each meal. Tokachi Tontaro looks forward to sharing the taste of Hokkaido’s Signature Buta Don with you!
Located next to East Coast Park with existing public and private housings in the surrounding, the 60-ha Bayshore Precinct will be a new lifestyle waterfront urban village for about 12,500 dwelling units of public and private housing when ready. A 1 km-long main street will anchor the precinct, which will have wider pavements to make a more pleasant walking and cycling experience for you.
Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood where the main street is lined with shops, cafes, grocery stores, childcare and elderly facilities within a short walk or bicycle ride from home. Residents can enjoy tree-lined walkways, or cycle along dedicated cycling paths to the nearby Bayshore MRT station and Bedok South MRT station.
Bayshore Precinct is also being planned as a future-ready community, which is sustainable, people-centric and car-lite with flexibility to accommodate change over time. In the future, the use of Autonomous Vehicles may present opportunities to free up space for parks, community facilities and other uses. The master plan will anticipate changes in technology in phases, providing resiliency to adapt to the changing needs.
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White (the chef-restaurateur and television star behind Hell’s Kitchen Australia) was the world’s youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. He then ‘returned’ the stars during the height of his fame. His restaurant in Singapore, The English House, is set to open soon.
The English House is located at the two adjoining colonial buildings which used to be home to the popular bar Madam Wong’s on Mohamed Sultan Road. It will also include a hotel on the second floor, with 18 rooms slated to open when they are ready, following the opening of the restaurant.
A new arts centre dedicated to the promotion of cross cultural exchanges will open in Singapore this May.
Called Temenggong House 18 • 20 and located at two historical black and white bungalows on the slopes of Mount Faber at Temenggong Road, the new centre will serve as a conducive environment for the confluence of shared experiences between communities around the region to promote Singapore as an arts and cultural hub in an increasingly globalised world.
With over a million residents living in the west region, JLD will grow into its full potential as the largest regional centre outside of the CBD. It will also be the gateway between ASEAN and Singapore, where it will be home to the Kuala-Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus.
JLD is strategically located near high-value industries, the future Tuas Port, two world-class research universities, and offers convenient connections to the city and Malaysia.
The High-Speed Rail to Kuala Lumpur will open new markets and opportunities in a metropolitan region of more than 10 million people. It will enhance the flow of talent and travellers, facilitate knowledge, business and cultural exchanges, and stronger social links to make JLD an attractive hub for regional businesses..
Building on the existing cluster of firms and public agencies in Jurong Gateway, JLD could be a hub for infrastructure development firms. It also offers an attractive location for firms in the maritime services sector, given its proximity to the new port and the surrounding industrial and logistics clusters.
One of Singapore oldest mosques, Angullia Mosque, closes for redevelopment which will see it transform into a four-storey building that can accommodate 2,500 congregants.
Angullia Mosque has been an iconic landmark in the area of Serangoon Road and Little India for more than 120 years.
The Mosque was built on Wakaff land bequeathed by MSE Angullia. Still standing at its present site, the first blueprints of the Mosque was dated in 1890.
Since its initial construction somewhere in the late 1890s, several upgrading works have been undertaken to maintain its functionality and relevance to its immediate community.
Angullia Mosque serves a large community of Muslims within the Serangoon Road district and many of their congregants include both the local and foreign workforce within the Serangoon Road business district.
Over the years, the capacity and infrastructure of the mosque are not able to keep up with the numbers and demands of their daily congregants.
With over 500 pairs of eyewear for you to choose from, one must visit Ray-Ban's first standalone boutique in Singapore at Plaza Singapura for the ultimate sunglasses shopping experience.
At this new sunglasses haven, you can design and customise your very own Ray-Ban prescription glasses.
Genuine Since 1937, Ray-Ban has been making iconic eyewear for nearly 100 years. They started with sunglasses for pilots, but they wanted to make shades that everyone would love, creating a variety of classic shapes like Aviator, Wayfarer, and Clubmaster. They are always looking ahead, pushing the culture forward and helping the next generation shape the future.
Recognising the building’s heritage value, its role as a landmark in the area and the social memories it holds for the community, the building owner, Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) is supportive of the conservation efforts and is working closely with URA to keep the building as part of our national history.
Completed in 1954, this Art Deco Style building is a well-known local landmark along Serangoon Road. It was the bottling factory that produced popular soft drinks such as Sinalco, Kickapoo Joy Juice and Royal Crown Cola. It is also one of the last few remaining structures along the stretch of Kallang River that reflect the area’s rich industrial past, and contribute to the heritage of the Kallang River.
The two-storey L-shaped main building facing Serangoon Road will be conserved. This includes the signage tower, a representative feature that many will be familiar with. Read more about this conservation effort.
Eggs 'n Things, a popular Waikiki eatery for both locals and tourists since 1974, was first opened in Waikiki. Their key goals were using fresh ingredients, keeping the prices reasonable and treating everyone like Ohana (family). You can taste the brand's best-known fluffy pancakes at its Singapore flagship outlet located at Plaza Singapura.
More than 40 years later, the Eggs 'n Things' tradition continues. Serving quality food and the spirit of Aloha is what they do best. Breakfast and other local favorites are served into the evening and that is another reason why Eggs 'n Things is so loved.
From production room to cup or cone, every batch of aROMA Gelato is the result of meticulously crafted recipes, hardworking and happy staff and sourcing the best quality ingredients they can find.
At aRoma, they keep things simple. They are extremely picky in choosing the best ingredients for their gelato -- they want the natural flavours to shine.
Their gelatos are fresh. They hand-make their gelatos daily, and store them in air tight pozettos prior to serving to ensure that they give you the best quality gelato in every spoonful.
They believe that good gelato will keep you coming back for more. When you get to the front of the line, they're all yours. So take your time to sample their flavours and ask their friendly scoopers about what makes them so special.