The plans comprise a new gourmet-dining zone and an additional retail wing. The redevelopment will be split into two phases, with the first phase, a 50,000-sq-ft food enclave called The Dining Edition, set to be completed by June.
With renovation costs of about $15 million, it will offer you a diverse mix of dining options, comprising 16 mid-scale to upscale restaurants, bistros, cafe-bakeries and coffee joints. Some eateries, such as renowned New York City cake boutique Lady M, will be in Singapore for the first time.
Phase Two will cost about $80 million and will see a new 200,000-sq-ft retail wing being built at the mall's open space facing Marina Bay and The Esplanade. It is slated to be completed by the end of next year. The expansion will increase the mall's net lettable area by 23 per cent to 780,000 sq ft.
Studio72 is a new professionally run music school like no other in Singapore, made to inspire and galvanise aspiring musicians.
The studio inspires with a unique music academy experience in a stylish upscale environment, strategically located along the iconic Boat Quay waterfront. Learn and master your favourite instruments, or simply hone your rockstar skills, with an eye to performing live on stage.
Enjoy professional, well crafted music lessons by veteran musicians and qualified mentors. Flexible sessions orchestrated to suit busy schedules and tailored to various skill level and ambitions, as well as a complete sensory experience to transform your dreams into reality.
A stylish laid-back café-styled lounge providing the prerequisite caffeine fix awaits the students before their sessions, the café also serves as a focal point of interaction and community. Jamming sessions and organized gigs are part of the culture as well as a fraternity of musicians, working professionals and industry thespians.
They take food and drink seriously, with a tantalizing drinks menu and a tempting range of edibles.
At the Department, they are fanatical about coffee and tea. They take sustainably-sourced specialty coffee beans from Five Senses Coffee, Australia and a bespoke range of teas, then apply serious technical know-how to craft caffeinated perfection!
Their food isn’t fussy or showy. It is comforting, honest and deliciously satisfying. The Department’s regularly changing menu of twisted classics, wicked salads, succulent sandwiches, small-batch cakes and tempting pastries is a celebration of bold, inventive and occasionally unconventional flavours.
Whether you need a perk-up or a mid-morning jolt, some time out or a good catch-up; a small bite or a square meal, this is the new perfect venue for you.
It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. The beginning of this century found Paris wrapped up in a frenzy of distraction and going out in public. Louis Ernest Ladurée’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, had the idea of mixing styles: The Parisian café and pastry shop gave birth to one of the first tea salons in town.
The story of the Ladurée Macaroon starts in the middle of the 20th century with Pierre Desfontaines, who first thought of taking two macaroon shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling.
These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s “laboratory”. The pastry chefs measure out very precisely the required amounts of almonds, eggs and sugar, before adding one final ingredient, a pinch of unique “know-how”, essential to the making of such a delicacy. Once cooked and filled, the macarons are put to one side for 2 days before going on sale, the time it takes to achieve a perfect balance between texture and flavour.
With each new season, Ladurée pays tribute to its most famous creation by creating a new flavour. Their existing range of macarons is always the starting point when a new one is created, as the variety of colours is as important as the range of flavours and a vital part of their appeal.
The first level counter only carries macarons, but they also serve chocolates, jams, tea and other confectionery.
The Jockey Club is the new prestigious snooker and pool club for gentlemen and ladies.
Lavishly decorated in a classical, English billiard Room theme, it is quite unlike any other snooker or pool place you would encounter locally. In-house Jockey cup snooker tournaments are planned on a regular basis with generous prize money and coaching sessions for both ladies and men are also in the pipeline.
They offer for your playing pleasure, 20 STAR Tournament Standard Snooker and 9 x 9-foot Pool tables in an 11,000 sq ft, lavishly decorated setting. Adding to that, their cosy in-house Wine Bar and Cafe serves up tasty snacks and cocktails to cater to your culinary cravings.
Vintage posters in gold gilt frames adorn the walls. Jazz and popular music set the ambience. Whether you are pro or amateur at the game, or simply there to sink into their plush sofas and enjoy a beer while catching live soccer on their big screen, you will have a most enjoyable experience at The Jockey Club.
They are set to change the billiards scene locally and set a global standard.
Taroda Racing have launched the Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit. Work is now in progress for their new Race Circuit which will be opened end January 2013 or early February 2013.
Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit is a thrilling development for all RC drivers as this track is one of the biggest indoor air-conditioned race circuits in Singapore; which is now located inside E!Hub @ Downtown East.
RC drivers can play RC in a professional track with great comfort and the ambience also encourages member's families and friends to play RC together. Family members can shop, eat, watch movies, K-Box or go bowling within the same mall.
Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit concept is based on Grand Turismo Street Style. The whole area is approximately 4,500 sq ft with a showroom, a café and track size of about 3,000 sq ft.
The track is equipped with a 13.6 meter grand stand and a pit stop area which can accommodate 40 drivers. It also comes with 7 units of full size 1/10 car garage, 10 units of half size 1/10 front facing garage and 10 units of half size 1/10 back facing garage which are open for booking during the soft launch. There is also a Viewing Gallery about 18 meters long across Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit for your viewing pleasure. Let the excitement begin!
Driven by their desire to provide the best gourmet food for everyday living, Jones The Grocer aims to inspire and excite the imagination of all food lovers.
With products sourced and selected from around the globe, they are a food emporium focused on providing natural ingredients produced by specialist, artisan suppliers. They showcase these through their innovative in-store cafe menu which you can enjoy in the casual atmosphere of their contemporary designed cafes.
With products ranging from premium tea leaves to luxury chocolates, from artisan crackers through to handmade pasta sauces, their staff are able to guide your selection and offer you informed an welcoming service.
Their soothing black and green teas and refreshing infusions are carefully made by blending the finest quality teas, flowers, fruit and spices. From classic English Breakfast to Japanese Genmaicha green tea, from minty Artic fire to their cleansing herbal infusion, they have a tea for every part of the day and for your every mood.
They are also passionate about coffee and the alluring aroma of freshly ground beans. Using only the finest beans, they have created their own Jones The Grocer coffee blend for you to enjoy or for coffee aficionados, try the unique and distinct aromas of their single origin beans. Their coffees can be enjoyed in store or made at home using their stylish imported coffee accessories.
Enjoy the best of Japanese-Italian influenced cuisine and coffee in a contemporary, hip and trendy setting.
"Dolce" means "sweet" in Italian and true to its name, Dolce Tokyo serves a variety of Japanese desserts from Mitsu Mame (jelly cubes), Kakigori (shaved ice), Zenzai (red bean dessert), Sundaes, Italian-influenced Panacotta, Crème Brulee, Chocolate Brownies, Soft Serve and many more sweet delights, surely to satisfy any die-hard dessert enthusiasts.
Dolce Tokyo’s Japanese & Italian chefs have also created a simple yet exquisite menu of mains and sides to complete the dining experience.
The All-Day-Breakfast sets such as Pork Chorizo Eggs Benedict, Sandwiches and Crostini all come with a slight Japanese twist.
Café by day, restaurant & bar by night, Symmetry is nestled along Jalan Kubor.
Taking inspiration from both the Australian casual dining culture and French cuisine, Symmetry presents a unique dining experience with an emphasis on sharing.
At Symmetry, they want you to be able to eat, drink, and be merry in great company. That’s why their menu offerings can all be shared amongst friends, families and loved ones. With the use of modern food preparation techniques as well as the freshest produce, the thisness and whatness of Symmetry is to provide food that is made with love as well as quality service for you.
As a third-wave café which pays homage to classical French food in a contemporary context, they want to create a wondrous, unforgettable experience for you.
Pastavista is a new contemporary Italian-Western café.
They provide a cosy and relaxing atmosphere so that you are able to take a break from your daily stressful work and enjoy a meal. They also aim to provide quality and friendly services as well as delicious food.
Get tempted by their selection of pastas and unique sauces which are prepared in-house daily. Also well worth trying their melting house chocolate cake - it is to die for!
The restaurant's interior design is going for a simple and modern look, aligned with their fusion modern Italian cuisine style.
RS Deli is a new youthful, chic diner serving traditional Indonesian cuisine with a modern twist.
Their menu consists of mould-breaking East-West fusion creations such as Nasi Lemak Burger, Kampong Spaghetti and Belado Fish & Chips. Other creations like the Satay Chicken Burger and Beef Rendang Burger are both covered in traditional sauces but tucked into a burger bun and served with fries and Indonesian coleslaw.
The inspiration and backbone of RS Deli is the founder’s mother Lai Siu Ing who has 30 years of experience in baking and Indonesian culinary. She is also the pioneer behind Rasa Sayang, a renowned home bakery specilaizing in festive goodies, such as kue lapis, that she still runs out of her native Jakarta today.
Her brand of crackers, cakes and savoury snacks have carved out a loyal following in Singapore ever since she first started selling her confections at Takashimaya's annual Chinese New Year food fair in 1998.
RS Deli is a place where Mdm Lai’s extensive culinary skills and knowledge are translated into something new and unique, without breaking from the Indonesian roots. There are also traditional Indonesian offerings like Chicken Gulai, citrusy Javanese-style curry chicken and Chicken Lontong done with turnip instead of cabbage. The dried shrimp floss-dusted potato chips that come with the rice sets are also instantly addictive.
Their cheery red-and-white interiors exude an atmosphere of hip, fashionable café rather than a traditional Indonesian eatery. The hand drawn lampshades are also a testament to the warmth and passion that is invested in the restaurant.
Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding is a diversified Food & Beverage group committed to preserving the rich traditions of Chinese cuisine in contemporary ways. Over the years, Crystal Jade has committed itself to preserving the fine art of Chinese cuisine – offering a unique dining experience with exceptional food quality and excellent customer service in a congenial ambience.
Their fine dining concepts include traditional Cantonese and Teochew cuisine that have been relished for generations. You will also find authentic Korean cuisine and Continental boutique-style cafés as some of their specialty concepts. Among the diverse casual dining options they offer are well-loved items such as Lanzhou La Mian and Shanghai favourites, Cantonese barbecue meat, noodles and congee, Hong Kong Dim Sum as well as bakeries serving international pastries and breads.
Provence is a new unique Japanese style bakery and cafe in Singapore.
Every piece of bread in Provence is hand-made from scratch whole-heartedly by their dedicated bakers. It is evident in every bite.
Provence is fully equipped with all the necessary baking tools for in-house made-from-scratch products so you get only the freshest bread hot off the oven.
The ingredients they use, have gone through strict supervision and are of the highest quality. They serve a wide selection of creative bread recipes made from the finest ingredients and quality wheat. They try their best to use only the most natural ingredients in the process of baking, taking into full consideration of providing foods of the very safest standards.
Take-out, eat-in, up to you. The moment you step into Provence, there is a real sense of feeling at ease as the aroma of their wide selection of breads welcomes you immediately. The ambience of the cafe by the patio is typically Europe, as you enjoy your tasty bread and freshly brewed coffee, what more is there to ask for?
Penny University is an artisanal cafe born out of a love of coffee discovered in London.
They offer really good coffee to people of the East Coast, support local bakers around Singapore and offer a variety of cakes and desserts to complement your coffee.
The beans they use are also sourced from local roasters Oriole (Chinatown) and Nylon (Everton park) In line with the concept of the "penny universities" in London, which were places for people of all levels of society to socialise, get the latest news, gossip and pay a penny to have coffee.
They welcome all types of people and offer a variety of good value, high quality coffee and food.
Nana's Green Tea is a new Japanese cafe, that sells Japanese green tea drinks as well as main course such as dons, udons and sushi rolls.
They also serve desserts such as parfaits, shaved ice and even ice-cream desserts.
20 years ago, a Japanese man came across a US cooperation Starbucks Café, which attracted a large portion of the Japanese market and was extremely popular to people all over the world.
Drinking tea is part of Japan's culture; however people prefer drinking coffee than tea. He became worried that the habit of drinking tea will be taken over by coffee. This inspired him to open the first Nana’s Green Tea in Jiyugaoka that has now been famously known throughout Japan for many years.
Their concept is based on green tea. Famously originating from Japan it has many benefits for your body and is well known for its cancer-fighting properties.
The new Audi Centre is now open on Leng Kee Road. The flagship store stands on eight storeys above ground in a steely-grey sinuous aluminium cladding.
The Audi Centre Singapore is the tallest Audi facility in the world. It occupies 32,903 square feet (3,056.80 square metres) of space with eight storeys aboveground and three storeys underground, complete with six different identifying features: façade, entrance element, showroom concept, Audi curve, signage and exterior design. Their showroom levels can display up to 35 vehicles.
The new Audi experience will leave you the biggest impression. You simply need to hand over your keys to the valet, who will then drive the car via a specially-designed lift to the workshops located on levels five and six, before being invited to the Audi Cafe on B1.
The City brings Singapore exciting, first-of-its-kind playtime experiences for children, both fun and educational at the same time.
Designed for three to eight year-olds, The City is an interactive learning playground that recognizes the importance of high-quality role play. Meaningful stimulus is provided for fostering children’s emerging senses and skills in their early formative years.
Within The City, young children can try out different adult roles and professions in a fun, safe environment. Creativity and imagination are promoted to positively enhance growth and development. Children can transform themselves into Cooks, Cashiers, Doctors, Nurses or Policemen, dressed in the respective uniforms and outfits. They can drive on mini streets, navigate traffic signs and lights and explore small-scale real-life locations; such as the supermarket, café, beauty salon and medical clinic. They create locations for realistic situations where children learn and have fun.
They believe that to play is fundamental to the growth and development of children. Scientific research shows that role play engages many parts of the brain, facilitating sensory-motor integration along with cognitive, emotional and language development of a young child. When immersed in an environment designed to stimulate imagination and curiosity, a child learns through the best way possible: Meaningful Fun.
Experience sumptuous cuisine steeped in culture at Indocafe at The White House, a quaint establishment that uniquely merges a restaurant and an Arts & Cultural Centre to showcase modern Peranakan cuisine, fine coffee appreciation and the cultural performing arts.
The restaurant is housed in a majestic colonial building. offering you luxurious home dining within its warm and lavish interior. Enjoy a charming al fresco section and for those seeking a more intimate setting you may wish to entertain in one of the two magnificent private dining rooms.
The cuisine is infused with an ingeniously contemporary touch, fresh spices, superb culinary techniques and a broad variety of staple Straits-Peranakan ingredients remain central to each dish. Spices are carefully ground with traditional pestles and mortars to draw out the heady aromas and tantalising flavours, while distinct Peranakan ingredients such as coconut milk make an appearance in both savoury and sweet dishes such as the Classic Penang Otah, Pulot Hitam and Home Recipe Bubur Cha Cha.
Enjoy a premium variety of single origin Indonesian with each meal, such as the carefully selected 100% Kopi Luwak. Pure indulgence and one of the world’s rarest coffees, the divinely smooth, almost syrupy beverage is an exotic delight that bears rich hints of caramel and chocolate.
Following the runaway success of the less than one year old Brasserie Gavroche, Chef Patron Frederic Colin unveils his second food & beverage venue. A new sibling to the Gavroche name, CafeÌ Gavroche is located on 69 Tras Street, just across the brasserie.
Taking root in a conservation shophouse, the new venue boasts 3 sections within. Upon entry, the first section showcases the main Bar area, replete with a 4.2m wooden bar originating from Normandy, pre World War II, circa 1920. Next is the indoor "Terrace" section, a natural light filled space with cobblestone flooring, fringed with an indoor tree. Fitted with Drucker wicker chairs and tables, a sense of an outdoor setting within is created, reminiscent of a typical Parisian cafeÌ. The final space features an intimate Dining area decked out with a long rustic wooden table and chairs, Opaline hanging lamps, a 300kg cast iron antique stove and wall-hung copper pots of varying sizes.
Paying homage to his French roots, Chef Patron Frederic has sourced a collection of artisanal Pastis from the South of France. The largest selection in Singapore (35 different labels). Sip on the traditional Casanis Pastis de Marseille or Le Pastis de la maison du Pastis, Relish Henri Bardouin Pastis created from 65 plants and herbs or savour the Jean Boyer Opale, made with green anise and botanicals in an artisanal distillery.
A large selection of French wines completes the beverage menu, with focus on culture raisonneÌeÌ, producers of high caliber who practice sustainable agriculture and vin de soif, quality wines that are accessible and of good value.
The food menu showcases lighter French fare, perfect for sharing. An extensive selection of tartines (open face sandwiches with 14 choices of toppings on freshly baked bread), charcuterie, cheese platters and the all time favourite, Croque Monsieur.
You can look forward to breakfasts enjoyed as you would do in Paris, with Weekend Breakfasts AÌ La FrancÌ§aise from 10.30am on Saturdays and Sundays. Expect rustic and hearty portions freshly-baked croissants, pastries and country breads along with French jams and egg dishes done to perfection as you enjoy the weekend in an authentic setting.
Dolcetto by Basilico, Regent Singapore's artisanal Italian pastry shop, is the latest addition to the hotel’s legacy of award-winning food and beverage offerings, following the success of Basilico, its flagship Italian restaurant.
Helmed by the hotel's Italian culinary team, Dolcetto, which means "small sweets" in Italian, embodies warmth, passion and style, the very traits that people love and associate with Italy. Step into a treasure trove of regional and seasonal Italian sweet treats, flavourful homemade Italian pastries and merchandises. Made from the finest produce sourced from various Italian regions, each creation has a story to tell.
Indulge in eight separate sections of Italian specialties: 16 varieties of home-baked Pane (breads) and a refreshing Panini and Insalate Bar(Italian Sandwiches and Salads). Sweet treats beckon with nine types of Venetian Macarons, a northern Italian specialty, hearty Bomboloni(Italian doughnuts), signature Torte and Crostate(cakes and tarts) and a collection of exquisitely-crafted Cioccolatini (artisanal chocolates) and Piccola Pasticceria (mini pastries) from the southern Italian region of Puglia. Leisurely sip barista-brewed illy CaffeÌ or have a cup of Amedei Cioccolata Calda (Amedei hot chocolate) Italian style, while watching the world go by.
Conceptualised by Michael Fiebrich Design, Dolcettois inspired by two quintessentially Italian elements; simple, flavourful cuisine and high fashion. European blown-glass pendants above the counters visually arrest while dark timber finishes and hand applied silver leaf frames accentuate the richly-veined Carrera marble backdrop. Chocolate hues, stitched Italian leather detailing and custom orange leather shopping baskets top the shopping experience.
Two new Learning Hubs, eight new Residential Halls, a new Graduate Hall and two additions to the academic buildings in NTU are in the pipeline at NTU’s Yunnan Garden campus in the next three years.
The Master Plan will see the university’s biggest physical transformation since 1991. Based on these plans, all LKCMedicine undergraduates are guaranteed on-campus accommodation. By 2015, the residential halls will provide an additional 5,000 residential places.
The new residential halls are designed as an idyllic blend of eco-friendly residences, amidst lush greenery and tranquil waters, adding to the holistic educational experience for students. Ideas by students such as sports plazas, basketball courts and barbeque pits have been incorporated to enhance students’ residential living experience. The new halls will also include movable partitions for flexible configurations and easy access to power and Internet connection from outdoor areas such as gazebos.
The Master Plan also unveils a soon-to-be iconic building, the Learning Hub, conceived by renowned English designers Heatherwick Studio. The seven-storey centre will house 55 new-generation classrooms of the future, designed to support new pedagogies by promoting more interactive small group teaching and active learning. Envisaged as a 24-hour centre, it comes with a cafeteria, library and even a roof top garden for students to use in the evenings for various formal or informal activities such as group discussions and club activities.
O’Briens has opened a new outlet at EFG Bank. Centrally located along North Bridge Road, providing you with an alternative choice of healthier food fare with fresh selections of sandwiches and salads and soups.
O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café originated from Ireland and was set up more than a decade ago in Singapore. Mr Hugh Hoyes Cock, CEO Asia, bought the Asa Pacific franchise rights from Brody Sweeney, founder of O’Briens, for just 1 punt back in the year 1999.
With over 10 years of experience in serving the best sandwiches using premium fillings and fresh salads enclosed in sugar-free bread. O'Briens constantly seeks to provide new tasty and healthy offerings available in store and for the outdoor catering. This includes salads, ciabiatta, specially shaped shamrock bread, gourmet coffees, teas and fruit juices. Catering services are also available island wide, bringing the same freshness to your door step.
With over 30 stores in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Abu Dhabi, O’Briens remains committed to global growth by exploring into emerging markets such as India.
Synonymous with its name, Cups N Canvas is all about the harmony of art and coffee, in a café-studio setting coupled with elements of fun, vibrancy and homeliness.
Its name was born out of an artist’s personal experience, where he often finds himself late at night, surrounded with empty cups of coffee around his work table while furiously painting away on a canvas due for submission. This sight is all too familiar for the avid artists out there.
Cups N Canvas welcomes anyone who simply enjoys artisanal coffee and good old comfort food to drop by this nesting place, located along the extended arts belt of the city. With its rustic charm as seen from its cozy interior, Cups N Canvas seeks to revive the creative and fun-loving side of you, who may be robotized by the fast-paced, mundane city-dwelling lives from time to time.
From 5 seemingly different individuals with diverse backgrounds: a compulsive artist, a star architect, a veteran designer and 2 business graduates in their early 20s, there came an uncanny desire to share their love for art, coffee and food. Hence, the idea of a café-studio began its conceptualization which came to realization when the space of an old conservatory shop house was available.
Drop by for some seriously good coffee, comfort food and have a go at your artistic potential.
Inspired by a blend and twist of local and British cafe culture and great classic comfort foods from around the world, Keong Saik Snacks is a casual bistro and an addition to the eclectic mix of tenants along the vibrant Keong Saik Road.
A tribute of quality and an invaluable remake of the English quintessential culture, they are serving snacks in a Chinese cultural enclave next to the new Naumi Liora Hotel. As if entering a preserved example of Britain's post-war cafe, the snack bar is an unorthodox fixture where you can expect a laid-back and fun environment with food served in traditional English pewter and tins, amongst a few other contemporary twists one might stumble upon.
The go-to social bistro has an unpretentious environment and serves familiar, simple food options. Their Michelin Star Chef: Jason Atherton is part brainchild of the bistro. Fresh from the recent opening of Mediterranean-inspired Modern European restaurant, Pollen in June 2012 as well as from tapas-bar Esquina fame, Jason Atherton will also lead the culinary direction for Keong Saik Snacks.
Other than Jason Atherton, the team behind this striking gem is the same team of talented chefs from Esquina that includes Executive Chef Andrew Walsh, who helms both kitchens.
Celebrating iconic comfort food from all around the world, the food includes Fish and Oysters served with homemade tartar sauce and drizzled with Maldon salt and malt vinegar, Jason Atherton’s modern take on the British favourite Fish and Chips. The Kimchi Burger consisting of a juicy patty of Wagyu beef done to perfection and topped with Korean chilli features mouthwatering and robust flavours of the fermented vegetables served in a casual burger style.
The bistro also serves the quirky D-I-Y Tuna Tartare, where you are to mix in all the given ingredients, creating a light and refreshing dish that is perfect for Singapore’s weather. For the lovers of all things zesty, Jason’s Very Hot Dog, featuring tangy ketchup lime, crispy shallots, English Cheddar, smooth-buttery avocado and spicy jalapenÌos is a must-try.
True to British cafeÌ culture, Keong Saik Snacks also serves gourmet coffee and tea, alongside a small but well-curated wine and international beer list put together by award-winning head sommelier Laure Patry of Pollen Street Social in London.
Le Bon Vivant is a brand new cafe concept which recently opened its doors. Bon Vivant, in french, stands for a person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink.
Although they are tucked away in a corner of Bukit Merah Central, this low-key and warm neighbourhood joint provides a sandwich and dessert-heavy menu.
This little cafe is the maiden venture of Amanda Ang and Joline Wan, both fresh graduates who are passionate about food. The highlight of the cafe includes a variety of cheesecakes, muffins, tarts, brownies and carrot cakes. Everything on their menu is baked fresh daily and contains no preservatives.
Using best quality ingredients imported from Australia, Italy, France and many other European countries.
Their triple chocolate brownie is made with their own recipe and their best selling cheesecakes come in 20 flavours.
Be sure to try the selection of sandwiches which comes in fresh toasted bread and their very own soup-of-the-day. Mini pastries are also available for pre-order. They provide delivery and plating up for exclusive orders, perfect for house or office parties.
They have space to conduct private and corporate events, with exclusive use of the restaurant for close gatherings of sit-down dinners for up to 30 or a stand around party for up to 50 pax. They will work out customised and special menus for your event.
The twin tower of ‘V on Shenton’ is comprised of a 23-storey office building and a 53-storey residential tower, with the dual programming of the building highlighted through its massing. The office tower corresponds to the scale of the surrounding buildings and the street, while the residential tower rises up to distinguish itself from the neighbouring buildings. Above the third sky lobby the unit mix of the residential tower changes with a subtle display of its split core.
Just as the office and residential towers are of the same family of forms, so do their facades originate from the same family of patterns. The basic shape of the hexagon is used to create patterns that increase the performance of the facades with angles and shading devices that are responsive to the climatic conditions of Singapore. Along with systematic material variations, these geometric panels add texture and cohesion to the building, whilst reflecting light and pocketing shade. The texture and volume of the facade maintain the comfort of those living and working in the residential and office buildings. Shading devices and high-performance glass develop a sustainable and liveable facade.
Each tower is framed by "chamfers"; a line that unifies the composition of the residential tower, the office tower and the plinth. During daytime the chamfer appears smooth in contrast to the textured surfaces of the towers. At night the chamfer lights up as a continuous line framing building.
The office lobby is divided into a reception area and a large café which extends along the view corridor to create a lively atmosphere in the public areas.
The sky lobbies and the sky garden are an integral part of ‘V on Shenton’ and provide 360 degree views of Singapore. The most ample and diverse of the three sky gardens covers the entire 8th storey of the development. You are given even greater privacy combined with views of the city or the ocean. The penthouse levels also have exclusive access to the outdoor roof terraces.
You now have a new place to head for affordable lunch eats at Marina Bay area.
NTUC Foodfare opened its first outlet in the city and the CBD at MBFC Tower 3. Spanning approximately 9,000 sq ft on level 2, the "Food Loft" provides you a unique dining experience at friendly prices in the heart of CBD and Marina Bay.
The outlet includes 14 stalls, offering Indian, Chinese Japanese, and Western fare. You will be able to find renowned local chains such as Sakae Sushi, Go India, and Wang Café.
Electronic LED tickers feature breaking news and financial updates from Thomson Reuters, and a wall of television screens displays news, sports and entertainment programmes.
NTUC Foodfare also inaugurated an online food ordering and collection system at the MBFC outlet, the first of its kind within a local food court.
The system is meant to avoid long queues, by allowing you to place orders online via their online portal.
With a deep passion for good food, beer and pastries, two blur guys came together to set up Two Blur Guys, a new New York concept café in Orchid Hotel. They propose gourmet burgers, beers, delicious pastries perfectly convenient for take-outs.
With the renowned Chef, Jimmy Chok, mouthwatering burger recipes were created specially just for Two Blur Guys.
Sandwiched by specially designed wholemeal bread, Two Blur Guys offers a menu of six different signature burgers ranging from prime beef, grilled chicken for those who like their traditional meat burgers to smoked salmon and portobello burgers for the weight watchers and more health concious.
Paired with a cup of special coffee blend or specially selected importer beer, the burgers are perfect for a quick simple takeâout meal.
Two Blur Guys also offers a wide variety of delicious western pastries and cakes, ideal for one who seeks a light meal, stowed away break or making it a complete meal with the burgers.
The cafeÌ features wholesome and hearty fare such as freshly made pastas, cottage pies, homemade soups, sandwiches and fresh salads. On weekends, enjoy an all day brunch with waffles, pancakes, eggs benedict and pre-ordered Sunday Roasts. The full range of his popular cakes such as his Ab Fab Red Velvet cake and his salted caramel chocolate torte are served.
Juwanda Hassim aka The Fabulous Baker Boy is the head chef and owner who has made a name for himself in the local theatre scene with his booming voice and larger than life personality. Besides his talent on stage, he has experience running restaurants in three countries. This new cafeÌ is a dream come true as it marries his two life-long passions: food and art.
The venue is just so unique and versatile. It can be a quiet creative space or fun place to have a family gathering or party. Collaborations with The Viridian Art House for birthday parties that include some craft or fun baking sessions are also in the works.
Have a try at one of his signature cakes; the apple cider stacker, a true original, lightly spiced with cinnamon, home made apple sauce with apple cider and wrapped with a salted caramel cream cheese frosting.
This icon of New York City’s culture and lifestyle has just opened a 3,200 square feet flagship store in Orchard Central, offering you the chance to experience the unique cosmopolitan vibe that has made Dean & DeLuca a household name in New York.
Dean & DeLuca is a chain of upscale grocery stores. The first one was established in New York City's Soho district.
Over its history, the chain has earned a reputation as an icon of New York City culture and lifestyle. Revered as a hub for the discovery of new culinary trends and little known culinary traditions, Dean & DeLuca is the only brand that has the cultural status and global brand awareness to be the deïŹning brand in gourmet food retail around the world.
Besides a great selection of gourmet foods; artisanal cheeses, special sauces and charcuterie, the Dean & DeLuca store has its signature cafe, alongside an in-house bakery, for an authentic New York brunch experience.
The all-day breakfast Menu serves freshly baked goods, such as the salted caramel banana or the French toast brioche.
International engineering consultancy Web Structures has been appointed to work on a new $300million state-of-the-art broadcasting campus in Singapore for media giant MediaCorp.
The 800,000 sq ft campus, including a purpose-built 12-storey headquarters building, will play a central role in the Mediapolis media hub in Buona Vista. MediaCorp being Singapore’s leading media company.
The work on the new broadcasting centre is the second major media sector contract for Web Structures in the past 12 months.
Mediacorp’s Mediapolis development includes two large studios, post production facilities, news gathering and broadcasting facilities, a 1,600-seater theatre and office space designed to provide maximum interaction between staff and encourage creativity. The "fenceless campus" will be open to the public and visitors will be able see a drama or news broadcast and visit cafes, restaurants and gift shops.
Due to the demanding architectural intent and resulting structural design, creative use of materials is essential to minimise the environmental impact of the building’s structural frame. Web Structures will also use its experience to reduce the carbon footprint of the new broadcasting centre.
The embodied carbon emissions associated with the structure will be kept to minimum by using high quantities of recycled cement and aggregates as well as innovative void-forming techniques, which help to speed up construction as well as reducing the materials required.
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd launched its new flagship property Capri by Fraser at Changi City. The group will include more than 73 properties in 39 cities worldwide that is to say 12,200 apartments, within the next three years.
Designed to meet the lifestyle needs of the digital generation, Capri by Fraser cuts through the conformity of typical hotels by offering you an extensive range of facilities and customisable services together with the comfort and convenience of a full serviced residence. This includes the option of cooking and doing laundry while being constantly connected through high-speed and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel residence.
Urban inspired, high-tech and intuitive, Capri by Fraser will empower you with a menu of intelligent services to choose the way they want to rest, relax and recharge.
Its “always on” e-efficiency experience includes iPad activated check-ins, interactive e-concierge, AirPrint and Wi-Fi e-Print facilities for business, meeting rooms with interactive walls, and a Data Box to charge all digital devices. You’ll find a selection of unique leisure experiences, ranging from Harley motorbike rides and sports car drives to salsa dancing and personal pilates sessions, also available as part of Capri by Fraser’s customisable online menu.
The hotel residence’s spacious suites, complete with premium bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, fully equipped kitchenettes and living areas, provide a relaxing abode that allow more freedom of space than that of the average hotel room.
Public areas become expanded social living spaces that adapt to different moods and functions with a wide range of food and beverage options including a bar, an all-day café and deli where food is accessible 24x7. The 24x7 flexibility also extends to working out in the Gym.
Established lifestyle and entertainment management group LifeBrandz unveils Rebel' Hood the first hip hop theme café in Singapore, located in the heart of Clarke Quay.
Inspired by the last active Writer’s Bench located at the 149th Street Grand Concourse subway station in the Bronx, the street art on the walls and numerous fixtures of Rebel‘ Hood are designed and executed by top local graffiti artists, collectively known as RSCLS.
The three main elements of graffiti art – tagging, throw-ups, and characters, fuse well with the lighting and the dulcet beats of Rebel’s resident DJs to create the perfect ambiance of a “meeting point”. An al fresco area offers the perfect respite for clubbers to sit back, chill out and watch the world go by.
The menu is conceptualized as a “black book” or a visual journal of an aspiring Hip-Hop cook. The food and beverages on the menu are named after key R&B or hip hop influences and interesting sketches of some items are present on the “black book”.
Located just across from Forty Hands café in the Tiong Bahru area, Social Haus is one of the latest additions to Yong Siak Street. It's housed in a split-level building so the restaurant bar is on elevated ground, ensuring an optimum view of the tranquil streets outside.
The establishment is unpretentious, friendly and casual. With semi-raw furnishings in an industrial house allowing for the showing of rough bricks walls, concrete flooring and artfully strewn lighting hanging from the ceiling. It’s a veritable man’s world inside. The impressive 23- foot-long bar with alcoves, is nicely designed to create comfortable corners for your group, or a private table away from the bar.
Chug down a beer or two, complete with bar food like the Bob’s burger and truffles fries for a great night out.
Katrina Holdings Private Limited (KATRINA) was established since 1993. Its first concept restaurant, BALIthai opened in 1998, offers perennial favourites of both Indonesia and Thai cuisines.
Constantly exploring new avenues and also challenging oneself to be the leading F & B company, it takes one step further and went on to introduce Chinese cuisines of different origins such as Szechuan, Shanghai and Yunnan; HongKong fare with more than 100 popular choices, with an added twist; and also exotic Mexican delights, in order to excite and satisfy the discerning taste buds of gourmands.
In addition to the gastronomic experiences that they offer, they like their diners to have a satisfying good time in the most comfortable and relaxing milieu. Hence, no effort is spared in ensuring all their restaurants are tastefully furnished in chic and contemporary styles, complement with impeccable service by their dedicated chefs and service staff.
Today, KATRINA operates a chain of concept dining restaurants. There are now 18 restaurants in Singapore, and 1 in Beijing, China under 7 brands namely BALIthai, Bayang, RennThai, Streats Hong Kong Café, Honguo, Hutong and Muchos Mexican Bar & Restaurant.
Orchard Gateway will be the new epicenter of Orchard Road, featuring the only overhead bridge along Orchard Road and full connectivity to the Somerset MRT.
Orchard Gateway will dazzle shoppers with its stunning architecture featuring a sleek glass facade and iconic link bridge across Orchard Road.
This integrated development comprising a hotel, offices, the Visitor centre, National Library and Retail will create a seamless shopping and lifestyle experience together with 313@Somerset and Orchard Central to create a seamless lifestyle experience for its shoppers.
Orchard Gateway will showcase an optimum mix of cosmopolitan & exciting retail and contemporary F&B concepts, including an entire floor dedicated to men’s fashion and lifestyle concepts which shall differentiate Orchard Gateway from other malls.
An optimum mix of cosmopolitan & trendy Retail and F&B concepts catering to chic and trendy shoppers and tourists. The retail mix is predominantly fashion and is complemented by vibrant and trendy cafes and restaurants.
The 24-hour Discovery Walk will be lined with all day all night dining spots creating a seamless lifestyle destination.
Gene has always been rather selfish when it comes to food. It is not that he will never share his food, but rather he will not serve anyone food that he would not eat himself. The incessant search for his perfect local cafe has hardly produced results, so he decided to start his own.
Situated at on Craig Road at the edge of the Tanjong Pagar Conservation Area and sharing the same backyard of the Pinnacle@Duxton, Selfish Gene Cafe is a casual eatery which serves a variety of delicious sandwiches, refreshing salads, espresso & tea based beverages, homemade baked goods and more.
The menu draws personal influences from Gene's family, travels and training. The cuisine can be described as borderless, simple and unpretentious. Their cooks capitalise on their fine-dining background, latest technologies and sheer passion to challenge existing perceptions of cafe fare.
Jewel Coffee, the latest homegrown specialty coffee and all-day casual dining concept, opened its first boutique cafe at the brand new and sophisticated One Shenton, where contemporary city living is combined with an eclectic mix of food and beverage offerings designed to appeal to the discerning urban dweller.
Jewel Coffee is a cosy hangout for those who enjoy their espresso fix while having light meal options at any time of the day. The quaint cafe will not be missed from a distance with its attention-grabbing and iconic red ‘COFFEE’ sign spanning the wall behind the brew bar, inspired by an American charcuterie in Portland. Quirky collectibles and figurines adorn the cafe interior, adding a personal touch and vibrance to the space.
Helmed by veteran chef Chalton Lam, formerly from P.S. Cafe and Prive, the 900 square feet joint has both indoor and al fresco seating, offering delicious breakfast options such as popular brioche, pancakes and frittata, to a comprehensive range of classic favourites including the mushroom medley pasta, salads and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. All pastas and salads have the option of customisation with add-ons of sausages, roast beef and chicken, or chilli for those who enjoy their food with a spicy kick. Those with sweet tooth can also satisfy their cravings with its mouth watering range of pastries and cakes. Customers can also take a pit stop in the evenings to unwind with ice cold beer, paired with mouth-watering bar snacks such as fried pork cubes with kaffir lime chilli sauce.
Jewel Coffee is the only cafe in town that focuses solely on single origin coffee options for both the espresso and the brew bar, with all espresso-based drinks getting a generous double shot of espresso for each drink served. Customers get to enjoy single origin coffees from different parts of the world, rotated on a weekly basis.
Besides bringing in Singapore’s and Asia Pacific’s first owned manual La Marzocco Strada espresso machine for highly controlled brewing accuracy by the skilled barista, Jewel Coffee also features an impressive brew bar equipped with the powerful and sleek Uber Boiler that speeds up the brewing process with a perfect control of the water temperature and dose. Jewel Coffee specialises in three main coffee brewing methods – the Chemex, the pour-over and the syphon. For coffee connoisseurs who prefer more robust coffee, the pour-over would be the preferred method of brew, while those who prefer a lighter, easier-to-drink coffee can opt for the Chemex as this method strips out the bitter elements of the coffee to provide a cleaner taste for the palate.
Jewel Coffee’s philosophy is to inculcate a culture of fine coffee appreciation, taking coffee craftsmanship to the next level akin to fine art. Customers are able to learn about the coffee craft and brewing process from the baristas as they brew their coffee ‘live’ for each order, and address any coffee queries that the customers may have. In the months to come, Jewel Coffee will also offer coffee tasting sessions to customers who are keen to refine their taste buds in the art of coffee appreciation.
For those who enjoy a cold cup of coffee or tea in our tropical heat, Jewel Coffee is one of the few places in town that offer cold steeped coffee or tea to ensure undiluted and low acid coffee and tea without any compromise in its taste.
Integrating quality and sustainability into its corporate mantra, Jewel Coffee champions the use of socially and environmentally responsible coffee and work with a handful of roasters who share similar passion to source for coffee that adhere to the strict production guidelines of ecological responsibility.
The must-haves at Jewel Coffee include its signature coffee such as The Gibraltar and the Chemex. Be sure to give these a shot for your caffeine dose of the day!
Coffee enthusiasts who simply cannot get enough of their specialty coffee can recreate their experience with the retail range of coffee brewing devices for home use. A distributor for mypressi TWIST, an authorised reseller for Keepcup and Chemex, as well as a retailer for Hario coffee brewing products, Jewel Coffee caters these retail products specifically for those in the know.
Jewel Coffee is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take some time off to chill out at Jewel Coffee and experience what true specialty coffee is about...
Nestled in the quiet surroundings of Petain Road, the warm and inviting ambience encourages people to just sit back and relax while indulging in a great cup of coffee.
Their Signature Potato Salad made with baked white skin potatoes complimented by their creamy homemade salad dressing, carries a certain sweetness that people do not expect from them.
Their Smoked Salmon Sandwich starts with a crunch from the freshly toasted ciabatta bun, ends with the contrast of the smoky flavours from the salmon coupled with the fresh crispness of lettuce and tomatoes.
Their espresso beverages, made with a blend of beans from 4 different regions, provides a complex yet pleasurable experience on its own. Add velvety smooth, sweet steamed milk and you get a creamy Cappuccino.
What defines coffee? Is it a habitual cuppa to get your morning grooves, or a cup of sunshine on a cold, rainy day? At Broers, coffee is an ever changing experience depending on what you drink, how you drink it, and when you drink it. The Broers Café is a labour of love between two incurable coffee aficionados who relish every opportunity to share their mad obsession with those psychedelic nuts to the rest of the world. Brought together by a lofty aspiration, café founders Kiat and Han hope to bowl coffee drinkers and neutrals over with their heartfelt concoctions.
But coffee is only one aspect when you step into the Broers Cafe. Amazing things happen here on a daily basis because they work magic with their brew. There are no rocket sciences involved. Simply start with a great cup of coffee, continue with a conversation and suddenly, you are connected by a common experience. Don’t be too surprised when you find yourself sharing this one-of-a-kind intimacy with someone else across the room. At the Broers Café, their brew is 10% caffeine and 90% soul. This explains the warm fuzziness you feel spreading in your belly and the inexorable Cheshire grin that follows afterwards.
Head down to the Broers Café today and discover more about what goes into their cup of brown nirvana. Leave your inhabitations at the door, order your java, kick back in your seat and prepare to embark on an epicurean adventure!
Broers. They make great coffee and even better company.
Imagine you are travelling in the woods. You are hungry and tired. You have passed by a few inns and taverns, which are either rowdy or impersonal - unless you wish to check into an inn – and they only serve predictable dreary food. Oh, wait. There is another place; however it would take you deeper into the woods and on a higher latitude - near the mountainous area. It may be a little past dusk before you reach that area.
As you amble along the dusty road, exhausted and growing quite impatient, something visibly indiscernible comes into view. A house. It's two-storied, standing behind a small courtyard, trimmed with dancing lights shining from the windows. You hear some soft laughter rising above some indistinct clinking. But one thing: the unmistakable smell of food. Suddenly, the air smells fresh as apples and aromatic as herbs, both of which are familiar and comforting. As you step into Ardent's, you just know this is the place that will suit you well.
Just like stepping into a friend's house, that's what they are - a cosy cafe / bar serving all day breakfast.
Located conveniently in the corner of Maxwell Chambers in Tanjong Pagar, L'Angolo Ristorante Italiano is the perfect venue for hosting business lunches and dinners. Impress your guests with contemporary Italian dishes crafted by the eminently capable Executive Chef Giuliano Dacasto.
As the day retires, the warm ambience of L'Angolo welcomes you to relax at the bar for an aperitivo, or enjoy a laid-back dinner with family and friends.
Whatever the occasion, L'Angolo is here to bring you an exquisite dining experience.
Executive Chef Giuliano Dacasto was born in Turin, Piedmonte, and subsequently moved to Rome. His passion for cooking was conceived in his grandmother's kitchen at the age of 9, where he first learnt how to prepare a family meal. Fuelled by desire to hone his culinary skills, he started working in a professional kitchen when he was 14. His determination bore fruit when he was made Chef de Partie at Il Passetto restaurant in Rome when he was only 18. Giuliano's early achievements spurred his culinary dream. The desire to perfect his cooking techniques and to delight his guests with creative dishes grew stronger.
Giuliano went on to sharpen his knife in prestigious restaurants in Italy and around the globe. He has trained at 3 Michelin-Starred Ristorante Le Calandre di Rubano, 2 Michelin-Starred Da Bracali, and 1 Michelin-Starred Il Convivio Troiani. Beyond Italy, he continued his career in Gordon Ramsay's Boxwood Café in London, and 2 Veneti Restaurant where he worked together with Matteo Gasperini. Fresh ingredients and balance, Giuliano believes, create an unforgettable dining experience for his guests.
Giuliano is Executive Chef of both L'Angolo restaurant and soon-to-be-opened sister restaurant Zaffiro.
Brunetti brings together a luscious array of everything we treasure in Italian cooking, in an enticing café space – a Gelateria, Cioccolateria, Pasticceria and more. Famed for its mouth-watering cakes, freshly baked breads, delightfully sinful chocolates and flavourful gelatos, Brunetti satisfies every Italian craving.
Brunetti Cakes began trading at the Faraday street location in 1985. The Angelé family acquired the business in 1991 and transformed the lovely café that it was into a truly authentic roman Pasticceria.
The Angelé family comes equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Pastry and Cafés. The founder, Mr Giorgio Angelé began his training in Rome at the ripe age of 10. In 1956, at the age 23, Giorgio came to Australia with the Italian Olympic team as a pastry chef. After working for a few years, Giorgio was then given the opportunity to migrate to Australia permanently.
Since then Giorgio has always been involved in the pastry industry and you can still find him at Brunetti baking a delicious selection of European style sweets and desserts.
Over the years, Brunetti in Carlton has become one of Melbourne's most iconic places to visit to indulge in a delicious Italian style coffee from the Bar, cake from the Pasticceria, gelato or tempting savoury from the Paninoteca.
The arrival of this famed brand in Singapore has us all licking our lips in anticipation!
Coffee Stars by Dao, known as Coffee Beans by Dao in Thailand, is a café-restaurant concept that has experienced tremendous success in Bangkok. Currently with 6 outlets, the café chain will make its foray into Chiangmai and Phuket in 2011. Singapore is the first country outside Thailand to enjoy this unique and dynamic dining experience.
The idea behind Coffee Stars by Dao is that of sophistication, embodied in its signature chandelier found in every outlet. The ambience is designed to provide a casual yet elegant, cozy yet trendy, dining experience for all.
Their menu offers a wide array of authentic Thai cuisine and a spread of international desserts, satisfying their customers in every way, be it a main meal or just an indulgent tea break. Every food item is prepared with the best ingredients to excite even the most jaded palate. Their aim is to keep their customers coming back for more.
So don’t hesitate! Go on down to Coffee Stars by Dao today to enjoy a gastronomical treat and be pampered by their warm and friendly service.
The Connoisseur Concerto (tcc) is the leading purveyor of gourmet coffees in Singapore and have just opened another beautiful outlet at Marina Bay Sands. They pride themselves in offering an extensive range of exclusive top-quality coffees, brewed to perfection using a variety of methods including syphon, ice coffee dripper and espresso techniques.
They provide a cosy, welcoming ambience where customers can fully appreciate the pleasure of savouring a truly excellent cup of coffee. Each of their art boutique cafés features a unique design and ambience to suit the local clientele. And if their customers are peckish, their comprehensive menu of delicious starters, main courses and desserts will certainly gratify their appetite.
Their vision is to be the leading branded hospitality chain in Singapore and the region. By innovation and consistency of their products and service quality, they will lead in the taste of Coffee and uphold their standing as The Connoisseur Concerto.
The Connoisseur Concerto (tcc) is about being artistic and professional. The tccexperience blends art and lifestyle to give their guests the space to indulge in their own time and to appreciate a fine cup of coffee, just as an art enthusiast may appreciate a great work of art.
As befitting of a connoisseur concerto, their selection of gourmet coffees is unsurpassed. Coffee lovers can choose from over 60 types of coffee beverages and innovative coffee concoctions, from the Coffee Classics, Liqueur Kaffee, to Beautiful Coffee Blends, Café Lattes and Frappés. Their exclusive house special is the Café Royal. Coffee with liqueur, served in an exquisite cup with a warm, liqueur-drenched spoon of sugar. Truly a majesty feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
They use a variety of brewing methods to ensure they extract just the right flavours for each beverage. Their brewing methods include the syphon method — also known as the vacuum method — which eliminates bitterness and produces a rich flavour; and the ice coffee dripper method, perfect for making cool, refreshing iced coffees.
Their comprehensive menu complements their beverages perfectly. Guests can choose from a simple snack right through to a three-course meal. Their food menu has been carefully planned and contains all-time favourites alongside more exotic dishes such as Shrooms Bites and Dark Devotion.
10 Bayfront Ave, #B2-120/120A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
The Steeping Room is a Showcase of quality beans and interesting Brewing methods, which bring out the best in each Coffee bean.
They maximise this little space and time by providing a full sensory approach to Coffee. Their mission is to promote alternative Brewing methods and Home-Brewing. And also highlight intrinsic qualities of different types of Coffee beans.
Did you know that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Coffea arabica grew wild in the forests of the Kaffa region. Coffee is "Bun" or "Buna" in Ethiopia, so Coffee Bean could possibly be a poor anglicized interpretation of "Kaffa Bun".
Also, El Salvador coffee has an undeservedly poor reputation, marred mainly due to the unstable political climate. It has however recently emerged with great coffees. At one end of the spectrum, there are the Bourbon varietals; balanced and with a classic "Central" profile. On the other end, there are the Pacamara coffee varietal, which is quirky and full of character. High altitudes, on the south coast of Central America, and good traditional varietals have played a large part in its success.
The principle of a vacuum coffee maker is to heat water in the lower vessel of the brewer until expansion forces the contents through a narrow tube into an upper vessel. When the lower vessel has more or less emptied itself and the right brewing temperature is attained, coffee grounds are added. Then the heat is removed and the resulting vacuum will draw the brewed coffee through a filter back into the lower chamber from which it can be decanted. The result is a cleaner, smoother cup as compared to other brewing methods. This method is called the Syphon / Vacuum Pot and originated in Berlin in the early 19th century.
They carry the following products: Hario Dripper, Hario Woodneck, Hario Syphon, Aerobie Aeropress, Hario Cafepresso Hario Buono Kettle, Hario Mini Mill Slim Grinder, Hario Range Server as well as the following alternative brewing items: Clever Coffee Dripper, Eva Solo Cafe Solo, Donut Coffee Dripper, Pyrex Iwaki Cold Drip.
1-Caramel is a patisserie, cafe and atelier by the 1 Rochester Group. 1-Caramel invites you to enter a delightful world of sensational sweets for the ultimate journey of pure sensory bliss.
Its passion is to create a sweet environment to savour decadent delights and make 1 Caramel synonymous with happiness where people meet to celebrate joyous occasions or just spend quality time together.
The new Dine On 3 features a destination dining concept with three restaurants and a bar under one roof. Casserole offers a selection of Western, Southeast Asian, Indian and Morocccan casseroles served in sharing portions. Silver Shell Cafe features live cooking stations during lunch and a theme buffet for dinner. The restaurant also has a dedicated buffet section for children which is built to their height. 8 Noodles is a Chinese noodle house offering eight noodle dishes along a selection of Chinese roast meats. The Bubble Bar offers the ideal chillout spot after meals. A stroller band performs in the evenings.
Barnacles Restaurant, the resort's restaurant by the waterfront, will re-open after the Lunar New Year.
Trapizza is the resort's casual Italian restaurant on Siloso Beach. This restaurant serves crispy thin crust pizza baked in a traditional, wood-fired oven. It also serves pasta, salads, snacks and desserts.
Siloso Beach bar offers cool respite by the resort's swimming pools. Besides a selection of food and beverages, it also offers an ice cream bar, popcorn and candy floss for children.
A children's menu is available at all restaurants in the resort.
The Pigeonhole is a book cafe & dynamic arts space run by Rayner Lim & Ave Chan, promoting local NGOs, music, film, fine arts and performing arts.
The Pigeonhole boasts a diverse variety of old, second-hand and rare books on topics ranging from religion to popular culture to botany to politics. Apart from an eclectic array of exciting arts programmes devoted to local independent art and music, the Pigeonhole also serves aromatic espresso, tasty gourmet sandwiches and salads and a globe-trotting range of whiskies, wines, ciders and lagers. The Pigeonhole is proud and honoured to support the good work of local homegrown NGOs and non-profit organizations.
They are always looking for event partners. If you have an idea for an event, whether it's a talk or an exhibition or a performance, drop them a line and they'll make it work!
Exciting opportunities await the new lifestyle destination of choice - Junction 10.
Timber sleepers, runners and rivets give a nod to its nostalgic past as a railway and commerce hub. And trendy decor, style and village-like ambience reflect its vibrant present as a transportation point for the LRT, expressways and the upcoming MRT. With almost 120,000 sq ft of innovative retail and F&B space, Junction 20 offers a distinctive mall experience that includes many unique lifestyle shops, chill-out cafes, eateries, alfresco restaurants and more.
Ideally located, Junction 10 reaches out to more than 380,000 residents in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, and Upper Bukit Timah. A mixed-use development with 338 SOHO apartments, the mall will have a hypermarket to serve all household and grocery needs. The boundless potential of Junction 10 has been unlocked - and it's yours to tap.
Present Purpose is a creative agency and consultancy specializing in lifestyle antics and supporting flights of fancy. With a knack for capturing the zeitgeist, Present Purpose avoids boxes and fixed disciplines. Instead, each new project is looked at with shiny eyes, becoming the companies 'present purpose' and a means to engage the community and inspire greater enthusiasm. Brand building, originating content, curating spaces, working with companies to stay relevant, making stuff and throwing events are some of the expressions to date.
Present Purpose are partners, product and programming curators for A Curious Teepee, a store, a café/ bar, coupled with enriching programming for living a life more inspire which has just opened at Scape. A triumvirate partnership between a creative consultancy, F&B group and an architecture firm, Present Purpose, Lo & Behold and Takenouchi Webb respectively, A Curious Teepee aims to instill a sense of adventure and imagination within the community. Through its carefully curated items from around the globe, all day dining treats (full menu available in 2011) and in-store programming centered on amusement, interaction and expression, A Curious Teepee is a store but so much more.
Led by a desire to instill a sense of adventure and imagination within the community, the concept speaks to the inner child in all of us. Products and in-store programming invite one to think, question and simply appreciate. All items are carefully curated, made and found from all over the world, including a strong support for homegrown Singapore talent. From homeware to accessories, stationary to art, books to perfumes, craft enablers to local souvenirs, fashion and more, A Curious Teepee encompasses the things that make the journey more colourful.
Jean Yip Loft is an iconic 7 Storey building centrally located in the city, less than 30 meters away from Outram MRT Station. The first of its kind in Singapore, Jean Yip Loft is a unique lifestyle concept, offering a host of beauty and wellness services such as hairdressing, facial, massage, spa, nail services for both men and women. Have a taste of exquisiteness. An exceptional lifestyle and living beckons in January 2011.
This iconic building makes use of glass, wood, natural stones, water and landscape to create a space which refreshes and soothes the senses. A welcoming extension, this contemporary architecture right next to the Duxton Plain Park, offers tranquility in the midst of our concrete jungle.
Level 1 - Lifestyle Café & Retail - Take a breather or engage in coffee talk at the White Café - a dedicated social space, while you savor from a healthy selection of pastries and light refreshments, all freshly made in our own kitchen. Adjoining this space, is a store for your personal care needs. Choose from an extensive range of personal care products including a selection which addresses skin, body, scalp and hair problems. Their concept store is about greater living comfort, skin fitness and wellness.
Level 7 - Roof Top Spa Pool & Bar - A private spa pool nestled amidst lush greenery, this roof garden sanctuary is where you can rejuvenate and escape day-to-day rigors. Sink into their world of soothing therapies with a refreshing dip in the spa pool, or watch the spectacular sun set while sipping cocktails at the mini bar or by the pool. Simply, a place to chill.
Set within the lovely cobblestoned courtyard of the historic Sculpture Square, Artichoke Café + Bar offers modern Moorish cuisine in a casual and relaxed environment. Inspired by the fascinating flavours and smells of Spain, Turkey, Lebanon, Greece and Morocco, our food is perfumed with the spices and aromatics from these far-away, exotic places.
Their philosophy is to take advantage of ingredients when they are at their best. For this reason, their menu changes according to what’s fresh in the marketplace in order to showcase certain ingredients at their prime.
A (not so) little cafe with huge attitude. They see ourselves as rebels, challenging existing perceptions of cafe fare. As such, they go the extra mile to handcraft what goes onto your plates... lamb sausages, yoghurt cheese, even breakfast cereal.
Gobi is all about indulging yourself just that little bit every now and then, leave behind the mundane humdrum and smile!
Born from their love for desserts and sweet nothings, they put their hearts into creating and preparing every little detail and hope to bring a breath of whimsical charm to the most dreary of days. Like one of their customers once said: we hope you will find happiness in a box!
Now you can also experience GOBI from within! Learn all about appreciating the art of creating and enjoying the best desserts and all things sweet and wonderful.
Complete with detailed recipe cards and instructions, you will be surprised at what you can achieve. With more than 2 decades of experience, Chef Khoon is always ready to share his wealth of knowledge with you.
Full hands-on workshops for those of you who love baking or join them with your child for their interactive parent-child workshops.
350 Joo Chiat Road
Newly opened at TripleOne Somerset (formerly the Singapore Power Building) is another group of Imperial Treasure outlets. This latest pack of eateries consists of Imperial Treasure Bakery, Steamboat Restaurant as well as Windows of Hong Kong. Imperial Treasure is definitely giving Crystal Jade a run for its money with a clever combination of Steamboat Restaurant, Hong Kong cafe and Bakery. All of these are new ventures but yet we can still sense the old familiarity and high standards of presentation, decor and overall service and execution.
Pure Coffee Roasted and Blended Locally for Freshness
The House of Robert Timms stands proudly in Australia, blending and roasting fine coffee since 1951. This is done at their purpose built plant at Concord in Sydney's Inner Western suburbs. Local roasting ensures you always enjoy our coffee at its maximum freshness.
They purchase the world's best coffee beans and use traditional methods to make Robert Timms range of premium coffees. Every roast is personally tasted before it is packaged for sale.
They remain the only company in Australia providing coffee in all its forms - from coffee beans through roasted and ground coffee, to their unique coffee bags, and soluble coffee. Their passion is creating coffee that suits every individual's needs.
As one of Australia's oldest coffee companies, Robert Timms is proud of its heritage and their passionate approach to coffee. Their knowledge and skills ensure that the legendary quality and freshness of Robert Timms lives on and will be establishing a presence in Singapore with their 1st outlet here due to open later this month at Wheelock Place
ENERGIA is the premium fitness club at Riverside Point, which boasts a new concept fitness boutique with effective health regimes presented in a 4,000 sq ft design art environment. The Club insists on personal approach, suitable for all, from initiate to fitness connoisseur. ENERGIA is conveniently located in the heart of Singapore's prestigious dining and entertainment district, and is walking distance from public transport facilities including Clarke Quay MRT Station and numerous bus stops. There are ample parking facilities in the building.
ENERGIA is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, weight training machines and free weights (including kettlebell). The chic, spacious, light-filled premises with high loft ceilings provide an ideal atmosphere for enjoyable workouts. Equipment is spread out for easy access and the sophisticated sound system provides rhythm for routines.
ENERGIA works with a number of independent fitness trainers and employs full time trainers. The fitness boutique is managed by three elite trainers.
ENERGIA introduces to Singapore the bespoke in-house fitness cafe, with innovative menus that unite good taste with good health.
ENERGIA has a strong shareholding of significant foreign investment with sturdy financial and academic backgrounds. The boutique is managed by elite trainers who have important experience and qualifications, enabling development of effective and efficient fitness programs.
A Thousand Tales was conceptualized to bring style and quality into our everyday lives. It is a lifestyle concept borne from the imagination and creativity of a trio of girls who are passionate about living interestingly. It began with an offering of a unique and striking range of beautiful furniture with Scandinavian influences. With the opening of its flagship store at 55 Haji Lane, it has evolved into a showcase of local talent.
Carlton Hotel Singapore steps out on May 16, 2010, unveiling its new Premier Wing designed by industry veteran Hirsch Bedner Associates. Adjoining the Main Tower, the extension adds 287 guestrooms to Carlton's current inventory, transforming it into a 915-room establishment able to cater to a variety of market segments.
Highlights of the Premier Wing are the Premier Club Lounge, the contemporary styled Gravity Bar, the new gym as well as the spa to operate later this year.
Premier rooms features sleek interiors combined with state-of-the-art technology, creating an environment conducive to work and relaxation. Amenities include a roomy glass-topped desk, the iconic Herman Miller chair, extensive programming viewed on an LCD TV, full-length bathtub and Molton Brown toiletries. The 12-inch Posturepedic mattress has been installed to ensure a good night's sleep.
To seamlessly connect the hotel's older main building to its latest feature, the lobby was upgraded and now exudes a modern feel with carefully chosen furnishings such as the Tom Dixon-designed chairs and a custom-made chandelier.
Cafe Vic, well loved by locals for its Singaporean staples, will emerge as Cafe Mosaic on June 1 with a new look but still serving an extensive menu. It has been expanded to take up to 290 guests, and comes with a private room for 30, which is ideal for for business luncheons. LED lighting, a projector and screen are available for such purposes.
Other facilities to be introduced are the Empress Ballroom in the new wing and 15 function spaces.
The Carlton Hotel is located at 76 Bras Basah Road
Intimate and homely, Café Hacienda is a mere stone's throw from Hacienda. With high ceilings, lots of natural sunlight and WiFi readily available, it's a lovely place for family brunch, solo coffee sessions or dessert with your favourite girlfriends.
Café Hacienda will serve a hearty and delicious array of soups, salads, paninis, pies and home-made desserts.
With an aim to have the best coffee in the area, Café Hacienda will have its own brand and blend of fresh-roasted beans exclusively available in-store. Café Hacienda will also serve arguably the best Caesar Salad in Singapore.