GrabFood commits to merchants’ growth through a merchant platform and launches GrabKitchen in Hillview with over 10 F&B brands, including 3 virtual restaurants and the latest GrabFood Hub.
Based on consumer surveys and insights derived from the Grab app, consumers in Northwest Singapore wanted greater variety of healthy foods, burgers and local foods. Specifically in Bukit Batok, bubble tea, mala, and soup were not only the most frequently searched for items on GrabFood, but also saw significantly higher consumer demand than merchant supply. When it comes to cuisine types, Japanese, Indian and Thai were the most sought after in the area.
To address this gap, GrabFood brought an eclectic mix of over 10 F&B brands into its first GrabKitchen in Singapore, offering a wide selection of food options. GrabKitchen features:
10 restaurants including three new virtual restaurants namely Lady Boss Mala by the founder of Thai Dynasty; Waboru by JR Group as well as Tiffin Walla by Co-Kitchens.
The 6th GrabFood Hub which brings popular hawker food, coveted FMCG and packaged food brands such as Asia Pacific Breweries’ Heineken and Tiger beers anddangerously addictive salted egg snacks by Irvins, which has taken Singapore and the larger Southeast Asia by storm.
Beverages by Playmade, one of Singapore’s bubble tea darlings who has made its first foray into the West with GrabKitchen.
Consumers in surrounding Hillview districts such as Cashew, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak and Toh Tuck can have food and drink options delivered on-demand to their door via the Grab app, while those who do not mind taking a short walk to GrabKitchen can opt to dine-in at the location or choose the self pickup option in-app to save on delivery fees. For variety, consumers can order from multiple GrabKitchen merchants in a single order so every one gets to have whatever tickles their fancy. Find out more about the launch og GrabKitchen here.
Now open to offer an epicurean adventure unlike any other in Singapore is VUE - the next iconic rooftop bar and grill destination overlooking some of the most stunning vistas of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.
Located on the penthouse of OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay, VUE presents a chef-driven menu that emphasises binchÅtan-grilled specialities at the heart of its cuisine offerings, complemented by a versatile selection of wines. VUE is also home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, further setting itself apart from other dining destinations around town.
Executive Chef Sam Chin introduces his flair and creativity into menu offerings that shine the focus on specially sourced ingredients and peak-of-season yields in an eclectic fusion of East and West.
“I personally hand-pick every component that goes into every dish served at VUE,” highlights Chef Sam. “Beyond flavour and technique, I want my creations to also reflect the respect I have for the origin and purity of the ingredients I use.”
Dishes at VUE he cites as examples include the Norwegian king scallop—among the world’s most environmentally friendly seafood—which he prepares au gratin with 18-month, cave-aged GruyÃ¨re De Grotte AOP; the free-range duck meticulously reared by House Burgaud in Challans—a highly sought-after delicacy that Chef Sam serves smoked and enhanced with tropical mustard dressing; and prime cuts of Wagyu beef sourced from the fertile lands of the Kumamoto Prefecture, smoked and then served with choice sides of vegetables grown by local farmers.
VUE is sectioned into three focal areas—the 60-seat main dining room, an al fresco pavilion with the spritz bar that seats 36, and a private dining room that seats 12.
Each versatile space at VUE presents the picture-perfect backdrop for gatherings large and small—from networking events and product launches, to celebratory dinners and wedding receptions.
VUE welcomes with a dramatic walk-way lined with black and gold mezzanine tiles, and opens up to a breathtaking, cathedral-inspired arched copper ceiling spanning the entire length of the main dining hall. Glass walls look out to unparalleled waterfront views of scenic Marina Bay, amidst interiors of dark wood, muted ambient lights, and sleek accents that add to the intimate and cosmopolitan setting at VUE. The space, sights, and smells all come together in an immersive gourmet experienceone won’t soon forget.
VUE is a concept by OUE Restaurants, the food and lifestyle division of SGX Mainboard-listed integrated property developer, OUE Limited.
The new and eco-friendly Hilllview Community Club on Hillview Rise features lush greenery on its exterior and interior facades, and a special rain harvesting system which would help to conserve water.
Here's a fun fact: the CC is formerly known as Princess Elizabeth Estate Community Centre and is one of Singapore's earliest CCs. Its most popular feature back in the early 60s would be the black & white TV where neighbours would gather around to watch the news or cartoons! As the CC stands proudly in its original location today, the spirit of community bonding remains.
The Sampan is helmed by former Ku De Ta Bali General Manager, Steve Collinson who has over two decades of restaurant experience. Following his dreams of creating a Pan Asian restaurant in Singapore, The Sampan is nestled among restaurants and the riverside of Boat Quay.
Highly influenced by the cuisine and restaurants in Asia, The Sampan is an inspired interpretation of their favourite Asian eating experiences. Classic dishes are revised and some new favourites born, all perfectly paired with a daring beverage menu that will have you coming back for more.
The Sampan also plays an eclectic soulful soundtrack by former Ku De Ta Bali’s DJ Jim Breeze to keep you partying throughout the night.
Bringing to the fore a chic contemporary grill set in a new lifestyle and social dining destination, SKAI is located on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford and is prepped to become the go-to sky-dining establishment in Singapore.
Pairing unparalleled views of the cityscape with a curated selection of prime beef cuts and fresh seafood infused with delicate Japanese accents, Chef Paul Hallett’s signature culinary style, philosophy and techniques are showcased in SKAI’s contemporary and casually inviting setting.
SKAI features the finest produce with a respectful tribute towards Japanese ingredients; the lunch set menu comprises grains and salads, main courses and delicious desserts, while the dinner menu brings a more refined selection of sharing plates and Ishiyaki. Chef Paul lends his extensive expertise in butchery to SKAI, sourcing and curing premium quality beef, cooked to perfection in SKAI’s state-of-the-art Josper Charcoal Oven. The restaurant offers a thoughtful balance with an array of fresh fish and seafood, delivering a well-rounded dining experience to return to regularly. Winner of the Singapore Pastry Cup 2017, Chef Koo Jee brings her expertise to deliver a delicious range of desserts, as well as an exclusive afternoon pastry offering.
Inspired by Nordic simplicity, the airy minimalist space features light maple wood, soft natural hues, minimalist vertical design and organic textures to create an urban atmosphere with a residential design aesthetic. The elegant space seats 130 guests, making the casual and vibrant, yet intimate setting perfect for social gatherings.
SKAI is all set for its opening on the 3rd September. Making a booking and discover the magic of this new joint.
Mont Botanik Residence is a freehold condominium nestled within close proximity to the lush greenery of Bukit Batok. Host to 108 exclusive units, the residence is designed with the occupant in mind, someone who is looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced city, to seeking solace in the tranquillity and serenity of an urban green oasis.
The architectural plan features 2 distinct blocks linked together by a series of communal sky gardens, providing green relief for residences wherever possible. These informal spaces encourage spontaneity and informal social gatherings, displaying zest and energy culminated through the architecture.
The formal drop off, generously landscaped with layers of trees and plants, humbly welcomes residents and guest. From the warmth exuding from the family pods to the chatter of activities in the clubhouse, the sense of familiarity that comes with a cosy residence is an unquantifiable lifestyle experience that detached urbanites yearn for.
Recently launched at Marina One by 1855 F&B Pte Ltd, The Spot is a multi-concept venue that comprises an all-day dining, café, restaurant, bar and an accompanying cigar lounge where everything you need in a busy day has been anticipated and readied.
This is further strengthened by strategic partnerships with award-winning wine retailer 1855 The Bottle Shop and celebrated whisky marque The Macallan. Located alongside one another within a 5,000 sqft space, each partner operates autonomously but in close cooperation to create a flawless, holistic “day to night” experience.
The Spot itself occupies an area of roughly 3500-sq-ft. Its different concepts, tied together through purpose and meticulous design, create an ‘every day’ venue in every sense of the word: not only ‘morphing’ in mood and ambience to perfectly suit the time of day, but offering a full range of food, bar bites, coffee, cocktail, wine and whisky to nourish, sustain, soothe, seduce and delight you throughout the entire day – every day.
With over 100 exciting and innovative classes a week, get your pre-and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix doing Clubbercise, Flight (cycle) series, The Sufferfest, BodyPump, Yoga or one of their many performance-focused classes.
Virgin Active DUO Galleria will feature an all-new High Energy Athletic Training (H.E.A.T) Zone – first ever in Singapore – that is highly focused on metabolic training. H.E.A.T is a sports-focused form of training that teaches your body to efficiently use its energy source for maximum athletic output.
Its dedicated Pilates Reformer Studio is where you can work those muscles you never knew you had. Participate in their Pilates Reformer classes using Stott reformer beds with cardio tramps, rebound boards and Vinyasa Triangles.
Members can also look forward to their High Energy Studio featuring a great variety of dance, fight, HIIT, and strength building classes such as Les Mills' BodyJam, Body Pump and GRIT, Zumba, Clubbercise plus Boxing classes and much more that the new branch has to offer.
Featuring an air-conditioned indoor 20-metre swimming pool with a hydrotherapy spa for relaxation & recovery plus a 10-metre high indoor climbing wall, boasting multiple automatic belaying systems for ease of use, this new club is all set to wow their members.
Get your pre- and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix with up to 200 engaging and innovative classes a week including Les Mills' BodyPump, BodyJam & GRIT series, Pound, Zumba, Yoga, HIIT or with one of their many performance-focused classes offered at this new spacious 26,000 sq ft club.
Atap is a non-alcoholic quintessential rooftop bar serving localised bespoke mocktails, located in the heart of Singapore’s heritage quarters, Arab Street.
With an amazing view, Atap is secretly located at one of the highest points of the area, nestled at the rooftop of a hipster hostel - Shophouse Hostel.
Atap is the first bar of its kind serving only non-alcoholic drinks and bespoke mocktails. All the drinks served at Atap are unique, just like their mocktails which are concocted using common herbs, fruits and spices from their very own garden to bring familiarity to your taste buds with a classic local twist. Every drink tells a story written deep within Singapore’s ancient history and folk legend. While you’re at it, come try their nostalgic nibblets and delicious bar snacks as well!
Going to Atap will transport you back to the colonial days of Singapore’s kampong past. Here you will take a trip down memory lane and relive back your younger days and get drunk on unbridled playfulness, fresh nostalgia and their favorite view of this heritage area.
p/s: you will need to climb 5 stories to reach the bar.
Helmed by head chefs, Chef Ichimaya and Chef Imai, Kazu Sushi Grill Sake’s kitchen is led by the best. Chef Ichimaya has served at Sushi Kyubei for 10 years and Sushi Kaishin for 3.5 years. On top of that, he has served for many years in top Japanese restaurants. Chef Imai previously cooked at the Embassy of Japan too, serving many presidents, kings and queens, dignitaries and politicians from all over the world.
For the best quality of ingredients, seafood and vegetables are flown in directly from Japan three times a week. Diners may also enjoy fresh catch of the day prepared as sushi or sashimi, flown straight from Hokkaido. Indulge in the freshness, with sushi and sashimi sets, or donburi sets available for both lunch and dinner. For the adventurous, go on a gastronomic journey with an omakase dinner and enjoy the chef’s specially curated menu.
Inspired by the long-legged, long-necked wading bird — often viewed as a good omen — which builds large nests on the tops of trees and buildings, Mr Stork will house ten teepee huts set amid a lush oasis.
You can view their menu here. Mr Stork also offers the Andaz Pale Ale on tap, produced by popular local microbrewery, RedDot Brewhouse and it is exclusive to Andaz Singapore.
Formerly housed within the New Majestic Hotel, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant has found a new home at Marina One located within the prestigious Marina Bay financial district.
Established since January 2006, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant under the umbrella of Unlisted Collection features contemporary Chinese cuisine helmed by internationally renowned, award-winning owner-Chef Yong Bing Ngen.
Handmade dim sum will be served every afternoon for lunch and guests can still look forward to their signature items including wasabi prawns, stewed lobster noodles and Peking duck. A perfect venue for business entertainment and all other occasions.
The cuisine is contemporary Chinese cuisine served on individual plating. Chef’s specialties include the Combination platter of crispy wasabi prawn, pan seared foie gras, Peking duck and organic greens, Stewed noodles with Boston lobster, ginger and scallion, Pan seared fillet of U.S ribeye in sesame sauce and Korean kimchi, Claypot rice with kampong chicken and Chilled ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian with gula Malacca.
The restaurant also has a wide selection of wines to compliment the delectable cuisine it serves.
Kingsford Waterbay is a new and upcoming condo located at Upper Serangoon View in District 19 by Kingsford Development, right beside Punggol Park. Located just along side Greenwich V and Fernvale Mall, it presents an ideal location for some family fun and gatherings. A truly unique lifestyle awaits you at the heart of Sengkang and Punggol.
Nestled in a tranquil corner of northeastern Singapore, Waterbay offers you the convenience of living in Singapore’s premier coastal new town development, as well as the privacy and quietude of a location tucked away from the suburban bustle. Enjoy cosmopolitan shopping, partake in electrifying watersport activities or just lose yourself in the warm embrace of greenery, all in the neighbourhood you call home. With its meandering waterways, breezy beaches and tree-lined rivers, this is waterfront living that combines modernity, heritage and nature seamlessly.
Based on the design of the sailing boat, Waterbay is like a ship that sails through two rivers – Serangoon River on one side and an over 400m swimming pool and water feature on the other.
Based on the design of a sailing boat, Waterbay is like a ship that sails through two rivers – Serangoon River on one side and an over 400m swimming pool and water feature on the other. There are many facilities in Kingsford Waterbay for your family and friends to enjoy. Read more about this new property here.
Have you been to ION Sky yet? Travel Back in Time and Discover Orchard Road’s history at ION Sky
At Level 56 and 218m above, be surrounded by panoramic views of Singapore as you discover history in a specially commissioned multimedia show by award-winning Singaporean Singer/ Songwriter Dick Lee. Get a glimpse of what Singapore and Orchard Road used to look like when they were fruit orchards and nutmeg plantations and how they have transformed.
The multimedia animation, approximately eleven minutes long, unfolds across four chapters starting from the 1800s when the spice trade began to flourish and settlements were established, to the evolution of Orchard Road, before concluding with Singapore’s transformation into the modern metropolis that it is today. The music accompanying the animation is inspired by the some of the best film scores with a whimsical touch that transports the audience through time and space as the story develops.
Each admission to the multimedia show is for 45 minutes and the showtimes are: 2:00 - 2:45 pm, 2:45 - 3:30 pm, 3:30 - 4:15 pm, 4:15 - 5:00 pm, 5:00 - 5:45 pm, 7:00 – 7:45 pm and lastly 7:45 – 8:30 pm. Please read here for more information pertaining to the redemption of admission tickets to visit ION Sky.
Go on a gastronomic escapade to the hilltop of Faber Peak Singapore, located 100 metres above sea level and (re)discover oneâofâaâkind moments to celebrate with loved ones this festive season. The latest dining concept by One Faber Group, Dusk Restaurant and Bar offers a combination of view, vino and a variety of gourmet European Tapas. Opening in early December.
This establishment is the best spot on Mount Faber to observe the splendour of sunset. Designed for convivial occasions, the interior is defined by its laid-back elegance, while its menu and wine list have been curated specially for communal dining. Urbanites will delight in the unique natural enclave that surrounds Dusk.
Expect a glitzy New Year’s Eve Party as LAVO, the world-famous restaurant and bar officially opens at the iconic Sands SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands on the last day of this year.
The much-anticipated LAVO Singapore, Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar will officially celebrate its grand opening on 31 December 2017, ringing in the New Year with revellers from around the globe and world-class entertainment. LAVO Singapore will open its doors to the public in January 2018.
A collaboration between Marina Bay Sands and TAO Group, a premiere entertainment, dining and nightlife group from the United States which operates over 25 venues in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, LAVO Singapore will command a spot on the iconic Sands SkyPark. LAVO Singapore marks the brand’s first foray into Asia.
Perched 57-storeys atop Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark, LAVO Singapore will offer a new vibe dining concept set against the spectacular backdrop of the city sky-line. Inspired by LAVO New York and Las Vegas, the Singapore venue will feature an Italian American restaurant that offers a vibe-dining experience complete with a luxurious indoor and outdoor lounge with wraparound terrace and exciting nightlife programming that will include live DJ sets.
Designed by renowned Manhattan-based design firm ICrave, LAVO Singapore will be a modern, glass-wrapped venue that will take destination dining to new heights. Each element of the space – from the curved tiled bar with panel detail to the classic LAVO round leather booths – will converge to create the ultimate experience in dining and nightlife.
Guests can look forward to authentic Italian American cuisine by TAO Group Partner/Chef Ralph Scamardella, who has nearly three decades of experience working at some of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, including The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant, Carmine’s and Polo Restaurant. The menu will offer all of LAVO’s greatest hits, including the penne a la vodka, linguini with clam sauce, chicken parmesan, and the famous LAVO one-pound meatball, spiced to perfection and topped with ricotta cheese.
Bella Pizza opened its doors in 2007 at its Robertson Quay location and has been serving one of the most loved Italian pizzas in Singapore ever since. They have recently reopened with a fresh new look after 10 years.
Bella Pizza means "beautiful" pizza in Italian, a name chosen precisely because it is what they aim for. Their pizzas are largely Neopolitan in style with our dough recipe developed through the course of several apprenticeships in Naples. They take pride in producing a crust that has the perfect balance of crispiness and texture yet is able to retain the juices of their fresh ingredients. And their pizza dough is prepared by hand daily on site by their experienced team of pizzaiolos.
The nationally treasured Parkview Square building is to reveal Singapore’s most highly anticipated bar concept of recent years - ATLAS.
Opening in March and located in the vibrant ground floor lobby of the unique office tower, ATLAS will welcome residents, professionals and drinks aficionados from Singapore and beyond to a stand-out, sophisticated all-day drinking and dining destination.
The ATLAS Gin Collection will provide the world’s most diverse and thoughtfully curated physical compilation of this popular spirit. Assembled in an impressive ceiling-high tower, the display will form the centrepiece of the expansive venue. Appointed by Master of Gin, Jason Williams, the selection includes everything from 1910 London dry gins to the best of modern craft gins from the far corners of the world.
Beneath the bar lies a bespoke rose gold walk-in Champagne Room housing the ATLAS Champagne Collection. Guests are invited to taste the rare treasures from one of Asia’s most sought-after Champagne lists.
Parkview Museum, is a swanky new art space from the Parkview Group. Located in the heart of the art and cultural districts, Parkview Museum will be a platform for the expression and popularisation of contemporary art in Singapore with its vast column-less space and 7 metre high ceilings – certainly a hint to the immense potential of things to come.
Parkview Museum is set to open in mid-March 2017 with global travelling art exhibition, ‘On Sharks and Humanity’.
Barnacles is situated in the heart of downtown Singapore by Marina Bay with stunning views of the Iconic Marina Bay Sands. Relaxed and stylish, the contemporary industrial setting features raw wood and metal furnishings and a 7 meter long bar, ideal for after work drinks and networking.
Barnacles specializes in Gin & Cocktails, as well as a wide range of international ice-cold beers, whiskies and wines. The food menu includes a delectable selection of local and international comfort food as well as amuse bouche pairing for selected signature cocktails.
AltaEgo is a brand new 3 level concept located in Ann Siang, with each level bringing you a completely different party experience.
The ground floor cocktail bar and restaurant is a great setting for your social or business gathering and comes to life in the evenings with a down-tempo acoustic live band. They strive to blend the very best of entertainment with professional service through a comprehensive drink list and tapas. The design mixes bright colours to enhance the space with rich dark material to create a stimulating setting.
On level 2, embrace the intimate and sophisticated lounge experience. Sultry vocal house music coupled with signature cocktails and VIP table service complement the warm, intimate atmosphere.
On level 3, their boutique theatre is an intimate and comfortable setting which offers daily screenings of films that cannot be seen on the big screen anymore. By day we service a variety of private events and by night they transform into a sexy champagne lounge where you can unwind and corporates can entertain while listening to groovy beats and enjoying the finer things in life.
On level 4, an award winning bar which has enjoyed regular popularity over the years for its relaxing vibe, fabulous service and scenic views, across the heritage Chinatown area juxtaposed against the central business district. Perfect for the after work drink and night cap with friends and clients alike. Beautiful cocktails, beautiful music, beautiful views – the place to be and to be seen!
ArtBlue Studio has opened a new space in the heart of the vibrant Tiong Bahru neighbourhood.
Founded and headed by Phuong Nguyen, a Vietnamese national, residing in Singapore, they strive to provide a bespoke, personalized service which is unparalleled.
Their personal connections with many of Vietnamese’s most established and up-and-coming artists, combined with their personal approach, ensure that they can to offer you the best possible access to some of the most exciting artworks coming out of Vietnam.
Their philosophy is to work closely with museums, galleries and private clients to ensure satisfaction. This is achieved through one-on-one consultations, private viewings and regular invitation-only viewings events.