Ten years on, the sumo is now a geisha. Following a revamp, this urban Japanese dining concept now exudes a countercultural vibe and a reimagined experience, lifestyle and attitude.
Inspired by the antics of a rule-bending geisha, Kinki seeks to offer the legendary hospitality of the traditional geisha while allowing diners to let their hair down, all the while enjoying creative food and drink. Kinki does this with popular Japanese comfort foods reinvented into addictive new classics; and a bar list of liquids from East and West, including unique cocktails built on foundational cocktail-making techniques woven with Asian influences in surprising and unexpected ways. Kinki engages the senses with two levels of space – a restaurant and an al fresco rooftop bar. Diners socialise and unwind amidst immersive graffiti-style artworks by leading local artists evoking an edgy yet sophisticated ambience. Kinki fuses tradition and unconventionality for a new way of living; and wants you along for the ride.
Kinki occupies the two levels at Customs House, a conserved building built in the 1960s for the Singapore Customs Police. Enter the lift whose doors and walls are covered in various retro Japanese prints stitched into a dizzying collage. Designed by local design studio, Punkt Creative, the prints evokes Kintsugi, the old Japanese art of mending broken pottery by joining the fragments with capillaries of gold. With their design, it begins your escape from the everyday.
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.
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened lyf Funan, the largest coliving property in Southeast Asia. It is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ coliving brand that is managed by millennials for the millennials and millennial-minded. lyf Funan is the first of Ascott’s record-breaking property openings in Singapore this year.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, lyf Funan is at the epicentre of the city-state’s buzzing retail, commercial, social and cultural belt. Spanning about 121,000 sq ft in gross floor area, lyf Funan houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments. The nine-storey coliving property will have easy access, via a sheltered underground walkway, to the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange that is well-connected to the rest of the city.
lyf Funan is an integral part of CapitaLand’s Funan integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering cutting-edge retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing, and futsal facility. Guests of lyf Funan can enjoy convenience with the plethora of recreational, retail, dining and commercial options right at their doorstep at Funan as well as surrounding landmarks such as CapitaLand’s iconic integrated development Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore. Catering to both short and long stays, lyf Funan is ideal for leisure and business travellers, expatriates, global assignees as well as digital nomads.
lyf Funan will offer instagrammable ‘Connect’ social zones such as co-working spaces and an arena for activities such as hackathons, innovation talks, music jamming sessions, cooking sessions, or workshops with artisans. At its ‘Bond’ social kitchen, guests can prepare home-cooked meals, take cooking classes and socialise while learning more about global cuisines from other residents. Residents can work out and have fun with quirky design and interactive elements such as a giant ball pit, a giant-sized Connect Four set and the ‘Burn’ social gymnasium with a human-sized hamster wheel, evoking lyf’s unique and fun brand personality. They can hang out at the ‘Wash & Hang’ laundromat and strike up new conversations while waiting for their laundry to be done.
A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Funan. It will conduct weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and cocreate community programmes or take part in TED talks, craft workshops and hackathons.
lyf Funan will be managed by lyf Guards – millennials who may be community managers, city and food guides, bar keepers, event organisers, and problem solvers all rolled into one.
Catering to the digital natives, lyf Funan Singapore provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe. As one of the pioneer hospitality apps allowing multiple destination bookings in a single transaction, the lyf app also enables communications with the lyf Guards. Guests will get to enjoy discounts at various shops at Funan by showing their mobile key.
lyf Funan offers five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18 sqm to 105 sqm to accommodate single, dual or group bookings, with room rates beginning at S$150++. They include One of a Kind (18 sqm), a studio unit with an ensuite bathroom for individuals and couples who enjoy their own space; Two of a Kind (43 sqm), featuring two private rooms with a shared kitchenette; lyf Style (18 sqm), a gaming-themed studio unit equipped with a PlayStation console, ensuite bathroom and a pull-down sofa bed, and also the Up & Down apartments (18 sqm) which come with bunk beds. The All Together apartments (41 sqm to 105 sqm), which are ideal for groups of up to nine, are business suites featuring two to six rooms with a shared kitchen, a Samsung Flip interactive smart screen to facilitate discussions, as well as a large table that doubles up as a workspace and dining area.
The demand for coliving is driven by the growing sharing economy, as buzzing startup ecosystems in vibrant cities give rise to a popular culture of living and cocreating as a community among the millennials. lyf Funan Singapore will stand to benefit from Singapore being one of the top startup ecosystems globally and the second-best Asia Pacific destination for bleisure travel.
Located at a prime location in Singapore’s Raffles Place, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay will welcome a multi-faceted co-working community and unique tenant mix to the commercial building.
This centre will enjoy a unique street frontage facing the busy Collyer Quay, and sheltered access to Raffles Place MRT. Occupying 16,800 sq ft across three levels and interconnected by an iconic stairway, members and tenants of the building can take advantage of the centre’s community areas such as café, lounge area and event spaces.
Highlights of the space include a meditation corner, snooze lounge and reading area situated at the basement. Members can also expect to benefit from JustCo’s diverse community and innovative environment through regularly curated events and networking sessions. Aesthetically, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay features bold and vivid colour tones, a sprawl of greenery and tropical elements, alongside wood flooring and furnishing.
Little Caesars Pizza, proudly serving delicious products since 1959 has now arrived in Singapore. Tantalise your taste buds with the variety of flavours and if you're in a hurry? Not to worry! Get a delicious Hot-N-Ready. No waiting time.
Lighter and brighter Italian-inspired dishes that will have you hooked from the get-go - paired with your favourite Italian cocktails. Whether you're meeting friends for an after-work Spritz, going on a romantic dinner date with a great view, or even looking for a sweet (and boozy!) weekend brunch spot, Caffe Fernet has got you covered.
Served with a spritz of sprezzatura!
Spanning 1,800 sq ft, the 130-seater restaurant-bar is the Jigger & Pony Group's largest venture. The Jigger & Pony Group runs five other establishments.
Caffe Fernet's chef, David Tang, previously spent a decade working in several of Wolfgang Puck's kitchens around the world.
Located in The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore,La Brasserie reaffirms its leading reputation for elegant, gracious French dining in a stately landmark by the awe-inspiring Marina Bay waterfront, with its newly refurbished salons and re-focused culinary direction.
Boasting 10-metre-high floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views of Marina Bay, and Neo-Palladian architecture, La Brasserie exudes an understated opulence, which recent renovations have further enhanced. A new light Herringbone floor and colour scheme centred on a grey, burnt orange and ivory theme, along with redesigned furnishings and new drapery by Jim Thompson have visually revitalised the interior, giving it a more lively contemporary ambience while drawing in, and transforming, the brilliant ochres and purples when the sun sets.
The food of La Brasserie is a harmony of French brasserie classics and dishes that have the hallmark of ‘cuisine du soleil’. This ‘cuisine of the sun’ is the representative food of the South of France, a region that is said to be blessed with the sun for 330 days of the year. It is a cuisinecharacterised by Mediterranean flavours and a lighter touch, with ingredients that evoke the ‘essence’ of the sun.
Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, Pure Fitness's 2nd gym in Singapore offers unparalleled facilities and an extraordinary fitness experience like no other.
The 20,500 sq. ft. Pure Fitness at Ocean Financial Centre, comes with a wide selection of targeted training zones, high-performance machines and group exercise classes for all fitness levels.
Pure Fitness brings the best fitness experiences from around the world to its prime locations in Hong Kong and Singapore. Their professional team consists of PTA Global certified trainers and passionate instructors who lead over 80 Group X classes weekly per fitness centre that are suitable for all levels of strength and experience.
They inspire and help people to lead healthier, happier lives.
All that you'd expect to find at a world-class gym.
The sweeping make-over will extend from the business class and first class lounges through to The Private Room, as well as the KrisFlyerGold lounge for top-tier Star Alliance frequent flyers travelling in economy.
Established in 1995, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery represents many regional artists of international reputations.They promote art that espouses the enduring values of humanity and their heritage. They have a collection from local artists who are deeply entrenched in their Asian heritage and yet cosmopolitan in outlook. They are passionate about art with social narratives, which illustrate the joys and struggles of humanity.
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is art consultant and supplier of fine art to Governments, Statutory boards, Royalties, Diplomats and MNCs. Heralding a new beginning, they have a brand new look. They will continue the same friendly services Corporate Art Consultancy, Art Restoration and Framing, Art Valuation, Art Print Services and Gift Wrapping.
They art pieces are marked with the seal of professionalism by Koeh Sia Yong, Chua Mia Tee, Tay Bak Koi, Goh Beng Kwan, Lee Boon Wang, Tan Choh Tee, Choo Keng Kwang, Thang Kiang How, Tung Yue Nang, Lai Kui Fang, Michael Tan, Wan Soon kam, Choy Moo Kheong, Alex Leong, Lui Cheng Thak, Patrick Teo, Andrew Yeo, Lye Yau Fatt, Ching Kek How, Christine Mak and other artistic geniuses from Singapore and Asia. A fusion of eastern sensibilities and western aesthetics are seen in these oil, mixed media and watercolour paintings.