Somewhere downtown, a brand new playground tucked away in the basement of a nondescript building in the business district, has opened its doors.
The 6,000 sq ft space is the brainchild of Singapore-based lifestyle group Limited Edition Concepts (LEC), who are also behind the New York- style bistro and lounge, The Vault.
Welcome to kyoÌ, a rhythm nation where the most talented local and global electronic music DJs play up to the dance floor fever. A space where music meets urban art. A space which reflects the taste and refinement of the well-heeled set.
The new nightclubstands out in a sea of nightspots with its unique status, making a statement with its minimalist makeover, with echoes of a contemporary Japanese design of linear lines juxtaposed against textured, earthy tones.
You will be greeted by a dark wood door framed by earth-toned panels. The anticipation heightens as you walk past the doors to descend the stairs. The symmetrical, creamy wall panels backlit with a gentle glow – a foil to a dramatic art piece in the stairwell – teases you to explore what lies beyond even as you drawn in by the crescendo of intensifying vibrations of the percussion-laden beats from within.
KyoÌ’s custom design is led by LEC and Singapore-based architectural design firm, Fuur Associates. Although kyoÌ embraces the principles of Japanese design, she embodies a cosmopolitan and urban appeal. And with style comes substance.
In today’s haphazard musical landscape, kyoÌ pays tribute to quality sound The diverse repertoire appeals to even the most demanding musical palate, with the seductive disco-infused grooves and other times, edgier music fare. kyoÌ is outfitted with the American- made EAW system, with a purity which makes the entire space sound as though it were a studio.
Your eyes will be immediately drawn to two striking, mirrored bottle displays made of mild steel and glass, each measuring 6.5-m long and suspended from overhead beams. Befitting kyoÌ’surban, cosmopolitan spirit, the three-counter bar is lavishly stocked with an international, premium list with at least five different brands/ labels for each category of spirit, wines, sparkling wines and champagne.
Accompanying the international selection is a boutique collection of Nihon-shu. kyoÌ’s fine sakes include Umakaramansaku Umakuchi Junmai, Seikyo Maboroshi Jyunmai and Dassai Junmai Daiginjou (award-winning Dassai Sake Brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture).
Inspired by the rustic mood of the 80s, LALU aspires to reinstate its nostalgic memoirs through its interior décor presentation and wide offerings of fashion collections, fashion accessories and interior enhancement accents.
The fashion collection is arranged into three stories which consist of the White Romance Collection, Dress with an Edge Collection and Glam Chic Collection.
The "White Romance Collection" captures the femininity and soft nature of a woman through the usage of lightweight supple lacy fabrications and layering styling concepts. "Dress with an Edge" is aimed at women who love to dress at ease but yet with an attitude, featuring a balloon or box silhouette. Lastly, the "Glam Chic Collection" features outfits from power dressing to cocktail dresses. Its solemn color palette portrays the masculine sophistication of a cosmopolitan woman.
The fashion accessories collections work to compliment the fashion collections with a wide array of varieties ranging from bags, sunglasses, watches, necklaces, shoes to hats, rings and earrings.
The interior enhancement selection includes home accents such as photo frames, flowers & vases, wall paintings, display figurines, laundry baskets, wind chimes, stationeries and candle stands.
MCM’s vision is to revolutionise luxury fashion accessories and travel goods by combining craftsmanship and value for today’s modern generation of Global Nomads.
Through innovation and timeless design, they combine iconic German-engineered functionality with traditional craftsmanship, purveying a heritage of elegance.
A long-time favourite of royalty and celebrities, the brand boasts designer boutiques in cosmopolitan destinations such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, London, New York, Athens, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and is sold by prestigious retailers worldwide.
Their latest collection, the “Very MCM in Monaco” Spring Summer 2013, is packed full of bright
colours and is the opening look for MCM’s first Southeast Asian standalone boutique.
Hinode is a new Japanese Izakaya concept restaurant which offers a good range of Japanese cuisine at mouth watering prices.
Hinode which means sunrise in Japanese is the first light of the day where fresh produce give rise to. This is the motto of their restaurant, only using fresh ingredients.
Building upon the modern dining craze in Japan which infuses international cuisine with culinary art, this style of dining has become extremely popular among the cosmopolitan crowd. At Hinode, they excel to cater for those with a discerning taste for quality Japanese food. Hinode tailor-makes food menus to suit the profile of proposed locations and audiences.
The restaurant is also set with accompanying atmospheric effects of sunrise where the sun crosses the horizon. Their extensive menu not only includes standard Japanese Cuisine such as Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura and Kushiyaki but also carries a wide variety of appetizers, served Izakaya style.
Hinode offers an amazing selection of drinks including wines, beers, champagnes, cocktails, sake, shochu and Japanese cocktails.
Amuse, a new small plates dining concept restaurant and bar; recently opened on Orchard Road.
Taking its name from the French term ‘amuse bouche’ which literally translates to ‘mouth amuser’, Amuse aims to please your palate with an eclectic cosmopolitan selection of affordable small plates.
The menu, which is conceptualised by consultant Chef Armin Leitgeb, draws inspiration from his personal experiences with food which encompass 20 years of travelling and working around the world, his childhood memories, and the insights into the Asian appetite he has gleaned from his six-year stint in Singapore.
Based on a small plates dining concept, Amuse offers a full spectrum of global tastes from light to hearty but every plate showcases quality ingredients that are prepared deftly with high-end culinary techniques and equipment. Some signatures items that should not be missed include the beef Tartare cone, crispy pork croutons served with lightly smoked eel or with Iberico pork belly, grilled Spanish octopus, Chorizo Groest’l and Char-grilled Wagyu cubes cooked in Hay.
Amuse’s quality fare is matched by a great selection of drinks and wines. The bar is fronted by young Austrian whiz kid, Klaus Leopold who has created many imaginative cocktails.
Carrying more than 300 Austrian wines, one of the largest collections in Asia, Amuse offers many wines by the glass which are updated monthly to showcase wines across different countries.
Amuse also offers extensive al fresco seating on the veranda and sidewalk. If you seek an intimate experience you can also request for the Chef’s Table which seats six persons and offers a view of the kitchen.
Mojo is the latest lounge added to Singapore’s list of nightspots to see and be seen. Atop the second floor of a shop-house at Club Street, this sexy new baroque-styled lounge is transporting a piece of Chinatown’s past headfirst into the decadence of the twenty-first century. Clad in funky glass chandeliers and luxurious bling-ed out lounge chairs to sink into, mojo is the perfect setting for chilling out into the wee hours.
The name Mojo has various meanings depending on the context. It can refer to someone’s sexual charisma, popularised by the Austin Powers movie series. Other meanings also include magic spells, voodoo, or even a concoction of various hard-liquors.
Each piece of furniture was personally hand-picked to stick to a lavish haven for relaxed socialising after a hectic day in Singapore city. Cow hide rugs cloak the wooden floors of the shop-house while candlelight flickers over polished mirrored surfaces, making for a cozy yet alluring space. Tables and windows are illuminated from below with colour-changing LED lights, casting different vibes around the lounge as you luxuriate in the menu of tasty treats and exotic cocktails while mellow grooves play in the background.
Centrally-located, Mojo at Club Street is tucked away from crowded main streets, yet still easily accessible from all areas of the island. Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, Club Street has been home to a treasure trove of restaurants, bars, lounges, and cafeÌs, bustling with life and energy. With the introduction of the new lounge Mojo, you will have yet another funky venue to unwind after a long day at work.
Food served at the lounge stems from the Indochina region, together with some western favourites. Fresh and fragrant with herbs such as lemongrass and mint leaves, dishes served will be sure to please any gourmand.
Get to relax in the luxurious leather lounges while sipping an assortment of cocktails, martinis, shots, and beer. From classics like the Long Island Ice Tea and the Cosmopolitan to innovative creations by their master bartenders, their drinks are a representation of mojo, a perfect harmony of old and new.
Consisting of only 97 houses with 3 levels and a basement, a typical inter terrace unit sits on a land area of about 1600 sqft with a built up floor area of about 3,600 sqft. Select from a choice of 2 different architectural facades: Zen (pristine, minimalistic and zen outlook) or Cosmopolitan (greyish textured outlook). Inside, every house comes well furnished with fully equipped built-in kitchens and branded appliances. The developer has gone to great lengths to create a high quality of life for residents from the master planning stages down to energy-saving features and finishing of the residences.
A good proportion of the site is designated as green area, providing you plenty of room to stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens and linear parks. Roads within the development are flanked with trees and lush greenery to create an inviting sense of arrival to the development.
Haus @ Serangoon Garden is just minutes away to the renowned Serangoon Garden Circus where you can find a host of amenities such as Serangoon Gardens Country Club, new shopping mall myVillage, market, banking, leisure and popular avenues for dining and retail therapy. And with the Central Expressway and major roads close-by, other indulgences are easily within reach.
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.
Uniqlo, Japan’s No.1 casual wear brand, announced recently that it will open two new stores in Singapore’s inland locations.
Uniqlo will be opening a fourth and fifth store to be situated at the newly revamped Causeway Point Shopping Mall in Woodlands and at VivoCity Harbourfront. Stretching across an area of 13,300 square feet Uniqlo at Causeway Point’s #02-21-24 was opened on 15 April, and is stocked with the latest Uniqlo staples, the new store being the second largest Uniqlo store in Singapore, after Uniqlo at 313 @ Somerset.
Heartlanders within the locale will now be provided with updated and affordable basics through the store’s convenient location, staying true to its made for all philosophy.
Opening on 29 April, Uniqlo VivoCity located at unit #01-41/42 will have a floor area spanning up to 10,000 square feet, and will see an added in-store feature of an eight-panel monitor display that will run campaigns and product information, providing the finishing touch to a cosmopolitan store. With its distinct large concept store design, Uniqlo VivoCity will also carry the full range of key casual wear products from the innovative brand.
Following its plans for global expansion, Uniqlo has opened three stores in Singapore so far, with two located in the central district in the iconic ION Orchard and 313 @ Somerset. The very first Uniqlo store debuted in Singapore at the Tampines One Shopping Mall.
With these two new stores they aim to reach out to more customers who stay within the vicinity. In line with their Made for All philosophy, which is being accessible to everyone through Uniqlo store presence in key areas. This also ties in with their plans to open more stores in Singapore as part of their global expansion strategy.
Suites @ Eastcoast is a brand new 5-story resort condo located at the well sought after D15, along Upper East Coast Rd. Suites@ Eastcoast is the home you want to return to after a hard days work. A personal space for you to unwind, indulge and rest in the pure comfort of tropical luxury. An Escape from the hustle and bustle. A Sanctuary to rejuvenate your body and mind. Modern Zen adds to the culture style.
Just Sit Back, Relax and let the cool Serene Breeze soothes your serve. Singapore's popular and cosmopolitan East Coast is just minutes away. An endless list of exciting past time awaits all. May it be just taking in the tranquility of the open sea or simply engaging in the much needed work-out of a good jog, roller-blading or sea sports fun, leisure will definitely take on new heights for you!
3 blocks of 5-storey condominium housing development of 116 units with basement carpark and recreational facilities
Main building entrance facing towards Upper East Coast Road. Expected TOP : 31st December 2014 (latest expected date).
Following its plan on global expansion, UNIQLO is set to open two more stores in Singapore. Opening its fourth and fifth store in end April in early May respectively, fashionistas in the area will have more than one reason to celebrate. Stretching across an area of 13,000 over square feet, UNIQLO will be opening in Causeway Point and will be stocked with the latest staples, staying true to the label’s 'Made for All' philosophy. This store will be the second largest in Singapore, after 313@Somerset.
The fifth store is situated at Vivocity, where an add in-store 8-panel monitor display will run campaigns and product information, giving the finishing touches to the cosmopolitan store. The opening of the store will coincide with the launch of the UT shirts which includes designs from the highly popular anime One Piece collection in collaboration with Masashi Kishimoto, and a collection based on the cuddly creation, Care Bears.
Vida is targeted at the young high net-worth individuals and couples, Vida will have beautifully designed homes with a trendy, cosmopolitan influence.
Vida is an exclusive, high-end development with a prestigious address at Peck Hay and Cairnhill Rise, near the shopping paradise of Orchard Road. A freehold development, Vida commands a sleek modernistic design with a water court at its entrance.
Each home will come complete with quality finishes and branded fittings. Buyers will have various options to customize their home to suit individual tastes and lifestyles.
The name Vida (Life) suggests Rejuvenation. Thus, recreational facilities offer various choices for residents to enjoy and rejuvenate. These include water features, swimming pool with an infinity edge, spa massage pool, hydro-foot reflexology pool, hot tub, BBQ pavilions and an indoor gymnasium with fitness equipment.
Massimo Dutti represents universal design that crosses boarders to connect with the men and women of today - independent, urban and cosmopolitan. The brand combines classis and current styles using the latest fabrics, offering a wide variety of collections that range from sophisticated urban fashions to casual wear.