Swatch will be opening a new store at Jem in June 2013.
The Swiss watch or second watch, was started in 1982 by Nicolas G. Hayek and is today a leading Swiss watch maker as well as one of the world’s most fashionable brands. It appeared on the Swiss market in 1983, surprising everyone with its provocative spirit, spirited design and enormous success.
Always at the forefront of popular fashion, Swatch continues to innovate and surprise with new designs. It retains the renowned Swiss watchmaker’s signature use of trend-setting design, fashionable colours and rugged, sporty materials. The brand has also established a strong presence in the world of sports with its ongoing support for extreme sports.
From the original cult plastic watches, Swatch has diversified its offerings considerably and the company now sells more than a dozen different types of watches, including metal-bodied watches (the Irony series); diving watches (the Scuba series); thin and flat bodied watches (the Skin family).
For more than 100 years the brand Swarovski has reflected itself in ingenuity, poetry and technology. It has developed its supreme mastery in precision-cut technology, to become the world’s leading producer of cut crystal, genuine gemstones and created stones. The family company has remained fully independent since its foundation in Wattens, Austria, in 1895.
Over the course of its history, the brand has produced innovations and inspired creative trends in fields as varied as jewelry, fashion, accessories, lighting and interior design, culture, as well as in industrial research and development. The company draws its richness of expression from the cultural heritage of central Europe and its talent for forging links between the arts, science and economics.
The name Swarovski stands for the values of creativity, quality and workmanship all over the world.
With demand for one-of-a-kind furniture and furnishings on the upward swing, discover a very different design concept showroom. In Situ features creative concepts by talented international designers and artists.
The brainchild of Creative Director Isabelle Persenda, In Situ is a chic and eclectic artistic design & concept store showcasing handcrafted pieces, including furniture, decorations, antiques, soft furnishings and art pieces. The showroom embodies a style of living, inspired by Isabelle herself, with a striking interior design and a warm, soulful ambience. The bespoke fittings complete the scene and highlight the creative collection.
The 1,400 sq ft showroom displays the impressive works of such celebrated names as Eric Ledoigt (France); Carl J Myers and Laurel Jacobson (USA); Manuel Morquecho (Mexico); to name only a few.
In Situ offers a distinctive collection, from from hand-carved tables made of Conacaste (South American tropical wood), to handmade Mahogany dinnerware and Mangrove lamps, all the way from the Manglares, America’s only authorised sustainable mangrove farm.
Key items in the collection include sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, consoles and a limited collection of antique pieces, striking the ideal balance between modern and vintage. In Situ also features bedspreads and bed covers, soft furnishings and tablemats – all handmade, handcrafted or hand-woven on loom from 100% cotton, as well as coasters, wall ornaments and gold-leaf items.
In Situ also provides personalised home interior design consultancy services to help you visualise, choose and create your desired habitats.
While nature has inspired many man-made creations , the developers of Eco Sanctuary take that concept to new heights with the development of a luxurious condominium that attempts to emulate the ecology of its surroundings.
Ecologically-themed gardens wrap around the residences, including the Papillon Path, Sunbird Walk, Dragonfly Walk and Lotus Creek. This nature corridor culminates at the Butterfly Gate, which links to the great outdoors. The landscape is designed to integrate with the adjacent park and leads to a cycling and jogging trail as well as the Central Catchment Reserve.
True to its green inspiration, the Eco Sanctuary aims to achieve the BCA Greenmark Platinum standard that will not only help you save on utility bills but also promote sustainability. Some of these features include lifts with a sleep mode, rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation with rain sensor and motion sensors.
The three towers comprise 483 apartments of one, two, three and four-bedroom units featuring high ceilings at 3.4 metres. The condominium will incorporate resort-style recreational facilities, including sky terraces, a sky bridge with a panoramic view, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse and alfresco decks. The sky terraces at each tower offer you gourmet dining rooms, cocktail bars and massage spas for private parties. Hammocks and cabanas are also available for those who just want to relax.
The clubhouse, meanwhile, is planned around a hexagonal sculptural pool on the inside. From the outside, the entire structure appears to float above the swimming pool.
Enjoy the natural seclusion of island living with the future Funtasy Islands.
Located 16km from Sentosa Cove, Funtasy Island will be well-served by a world-class marina as well as it's own dedicated Immigration and Customs. They will also provide a luxury yacht/ferry service from Singapore's HarbourFront Centre in just 20 minutes.
Envisioned to be the world’s largest eco theme park, Funtasy Island will be spread over 328 hectares of pristine tropical islands and will be home to a limited number of villas carefully designed to sit harmoniously with the unspoiled natural environment.
Away from the private enclave of residences, there will be many specially designed spaces that offer worlds of fun from dawn to dusk. The outgoing can enjoy nature trails, aquaculture, adventure and water sports. Children and the young at heart will be charmed by famous characters and there will be shopping, dining and entertainment for everyone in the Wave Promenade.
Comprising six Indonesian islets, the Island Resort will be home to an eco-park with nature trails, 350 villas, three four-star hotels and an immigration facility. A highlight is the heart-shaped islet, Love Island, which will have a 1,000-pax banquet hall, a wedding chapel and themed landscaping.
Phase one of the resort, which includes the two cruise-ship hotels, villas and the wedding chapel, will be completed in 2013. The entire project will span 15 years.
Fans of interior design, style, home decor and gourmet cuisine will be pleased with the launch of the TOTO Kitchen Showroom.
They believe everyone needs to enjoy the simpler things in life, like eating, cooking and sharing time with family and friends. Let them help assist you in designing the kitchen of your dreams that will last a lifetime.
At TOTO Kitchen, a Space is defined by the relationships between the objects within and a good design is achieved by creating a balance between the space, objects, functions and the user. They redefine the contemporary kitchen by collaborating with renowned designers such as Yuni Jie and Leonard Theosabrata.
The Divine kitchen collection is a heavenly luxury. With its clean and modern approach, this design creates a contemporary statement that is built around the urban lifestyle. The Shadow kitchen collection is a vision of refined elegance. A subtle combination of exotic materials and good design meld together to establish a timeless harmony. The Individual kitchen collection is specially designed to suit one’s unique character. The design captures a perfect blend of personal taste and functionality.
Cityluxe was born out of the love of travel. It's creators have travelled the world, discovered amazing cultures and brought back only the best, to share with you. So that you can share with and give to your loved ones.
Cityluxe is the premier gift & lifestyle store, with exclusive designers pens, cards, stationary and leather accessories from aorund the world.
The first, Namco Bandai Studios Singapore, will be Namco Bandai’s “leading development center” in Asia and will develop game content for the Asia Pacific region.
Being part of the rapidly-growing Asian region and of geopolitical importance, Singapore has recently defined digital content creation as the country’s strategically important industry and has been inviting relevant companies as well as educational organizations under the leadership of the Economic Development Board. Many of Namco Bandai Studios’ important partner companies which collaborate in developing content are based in the South East Asian region and it has become increasingly important as a content development center as well as the growing market.
Namco Bandai Studios Singapore Pte is positioned as the leading development center for Namco Bandai Studios in Asia, it further reinforces relationships with development partners in the region and develops content for customers in Asia Pacific. The new company will be based in Media Polis in the One North district.
All things ancient and old are fading out and disappearing as we speak. The same goes for cheese, traditional ways of herding animals are gone and the historical ways of making and aging cheese are lost and forgotten. Farmers and cheesemakers are not able to survive the economic pressures of operating in the traditional way.
There is a small group of cheesemakers though, who still insist on doing things the old way (the only way they find acceptable despite every hurdle they face). They are few and far between; and for the sake of the animals, they are found in the mountain ranges and the country. Getting to them is a struggle in itself but finding and tasting the cheese as it should be makes it all worthwhile.
The Cheese Ark gathers rare cheese that are on the brink of being phased out by time and evolution. These are from cheesemakers who belong to the Slow Food Presidia that protects unique regions and ecosystems and recovers traditional methods that are at risk of disappearing. More than just artisanal cheese, these are cheese that are about to be extinct if nothing is done.
They believe that to save the cheese, all we need to do is to eat the cheese. Every bit of cheese sold gives them the money and assurance they need to grow and make more wonderful cheese.
Set in an imaginary Utopia, I.E. takes the best of traditional materials and vintage chic to create a style that embraces the world’s cultures, evoking an old-world romanticism with a gypsy soul.
Bound to nature and dedicated to social responsibility and self-awareness, they strive to balance the minimal with decoration, a marriage of tradition with contemporary sensibility.
The Brand was founded in the year 2000 by Mr. Keith Yap, Individual Expression's first collection was inspired by a trip to Bali, bringing a hip, trendy feel to traditional Batik. Since then, it has kept its individual spirit alive, revitalizing traditional techniques with a modern approach.
Dating back to 1933, Campo Marzio Design began when an anonymous Roman craftsman carried out his work in a small shop in the heart of Rome. This shop was equipped with all kinds of machinery used for the decoration and personalization of pens and writing instruments. After the Second World War, the quality and skill of the Campo Marzio Bottega became well known in the Roman entourage. Nobles, politicians and artists looked for the excellent workmanship of Campo Marzio in order to find unique and uncommon pens.
Discover their amazing new boutique, small but refined, it is characterized by eye-catching contrasts between dark wooden furniture and orange decorations.
You will be able to truly appreciate the brand's writing articles and leather accessories for work, representing strong Italian traditions of design flair and quality excellence.
Conveniently situated in the east of Singapore, d’Nest is an eco-friendly residence planned with cosiness and privacy in mind.
d’Nest nurtures you and your family the way nature intended. Solar panels, organic forms, eco-features and generous landscape spaces characterise this lush haven. Soothing eco-features, such as the Sky Terraces increase the greenery within the development, creating a natural cooling effect that calms the soul. The Sky Terraces are also designed to connect with the lift lobbies, providing more common green spaces for residents.
The property is a 912-unit condominium, comprising 12 blocks, with a huge variety of unit configuration ranging from one to five-bedroom apartments as well as sprawling penthouses.
Three uniquely-themed clubhouses: Recreation Nest, Gathering Nest and Music Nest at d’Nest provide an excellent mix of activities suited for everyone in the family. Adding a touch of nature to your haven for relaxation are the Wing Hammocks and Lace Pavilions. Fitness enthusiasts can also rejuvenate at the Aqua Gym or with a game of tennis.
Their furniture designs brand is known for their great handcrafted upholstery, trunks, case goods, lighting and decorative accessories.
The brand has a point of view. There is character and soul to what they do.The materials they use, the link to heritage, the designs and the combination of these three key factors create a unique flair. Timothy Oulton believes that good interior design encompasses individual style and has always relied on pieces from different cultures and periods. If you are looking for individuality and authenticity this is your final stop.
All Timothy Oulton furnitures are handcrafted using the best tested techniques, fabrications and reverberates with a delicate balance of tradition and innovation. Every piece is meticulously crafted with fine artistry and skilled craftsmanship, with the usage of exquisite materials. Paying the utmost attention to detail, Timothy Oulton craftsmen ensure this by painstakingly hand-constructing and hand-finishing each piece of furniture. Countless man hours are put into each product to achieve an artistic standard that ensures distinct individuality.
Adding an ecological touch to the brand, they use reclaimed timbers for their furniture. Wood is salvaged from distilleries, mills, Old English Manors as well as disused Chinese Junks. The salvaged wood bears the authentication of time and natural weathering – imperfections are cherished, making each piece one of its kind. The meticulous work that goes into each product ensures that any Timothy Oulton piece will be a beautiful and cherished addition to every home.
If you love dressing up your young ones, head to this new multi-label kids boutique which stocks apparel and accessories from all over the globe. Two exclusive labels to watch are Rock Your Baby from Australia and Lili Cactus from Canada.
At Awesomekids, you are bound to find irresistably cute, stylish and price tag friendly kidswear/accessories/home decor items for your very awesome children!
Rock Your baby is a hip, funky brand that caters from little ones as young as newborns to 7-year-olds.
Lili Cactus offers fashionable, value-for-money girls' clothing for ages three to 12.
Their main dish is delicious entrecote steak with its highly guarded secret sauce, now served in 1 full serving at L’Entrecote Express, accompanied with crispy golden fries and fresh salad. A carefully curated list of their tempting array of appetisers and desserts are also available. As a starter, they recommend the unpretentious Sardines in their Tin or the traditional French starter of Escargots de Bourgogne (6 snails prepared with parsley butter and garlic). For those with a sweet-tooth, they offer delectable desserts like the Profiteroles de L’Entrecote, delicate, freshly baked choux pastries as authentic as its namesake.
Designed by the Stripe Collective, the elements of the space evoke a traditional French bistro: vintage mirrors lining the walls, wooden banquets, unique paper tablemats from France. Details such as the custom-designed lights introduce a post-war utilitarian and industrial influence to its design.
de.Luxe Lifestyle is the retail arm of De Luxe Furnishings offering Japanese furnishing products since 2009.
Awarded the priority distributionship of all the Japanese imported soft furnishings materials from brands such as, Sincol, Sangetsu, Toli, Lilycolor, Tokiwa, Runon, Yokota, Tachikawa, Lonseal and Warlon.
They specialise in motorized curtains systems, biodegradable wallpaper and interior decor consultation.
Housed in the newly revamped Heritage Wing, The WOW allows you to step back in time in the bar’s plush and opulent interiors whilst enjoying over 250 choices of fine single malt whiskies. Directly affiliated to Waldhaus am See St. Moritz, the Guinness World Record-holder for having the world’s largest whisky collection – over 3,500 varieties stocked, The WOW boasts an equally impressive collection of whiskies from different regions in Scotland, many of which are unavailable in the market.
Whisky connoisseurs will have more reasons to rejoice with three regular fixtures Weekly Whisky Promotion, Whisky Appreciation Nights and Whisky Dinners.
If you are looking for a unique experience, The WOW by Waldhaus am See St. Moritz is a whisky bar and cigar lounge that has something for every whisky drinker with over 250 choices of fine single malt whiskys carefully curated to suit taste preferences.
HEAR Records is a new independent Music lifestyle store which started out with a passion for Music and social matters.
With the modern trend of downloading and buying on-line, they believe that in order to bring more people back to "real" music and to physically purchase music at a store (as buying on-line doesn’t quite have the same thrill as searching for your favorite piece and will ultimately kill the passion in music), they provide you with selections that appeal at prices that are reasonable.
Some might say that Vinyl gives you a better appreciation of cover art - SEE, and some might say that Vinyl gives you a better sound - HEAR, to them it’s the overall experience – FEEL. Vinyl is a better medium when compared against MP3 and CD to provide you with a sense of ownership enabling a deeper appreciation of the album. Most people can't remember their first MP3 download but they will always remember their first vinyl. We live in a digital world but we will always have Analogue hearts. Hear Records is the local distributor of Music Hall turntables & electronics and Art Vinyl flip frame. They stock a wide range of new releases, re-issues and used LPs of different genres.
Experience Music Hall turntables, Music Hall LLC was founded in USA in April 1985. It is a company dedicated to manufacturing, importing and distributing well priced, top quality, high-end audio components. Its emphasis is almost exclusively 2-channel (stereo); a rarity in this day of iPods and multi-channel products. It has grown over the years to become one of the pre-eminent distribution and manufacturing companies in the industry. Music Hall manufactures its own range of turntables in the Czech Republic. These are produced in a factory that has been making turntables for over 50 years. All Music Hall turntables come fitted with arms, cartridges and dust covers. They consistently make the "Recommended Components" list in Stereophile Magazine. The Music Hall turntables and electronics are most famed for their value for money and high quality.
Be amazed by ART Vinyl's original way of displaying your favorite vinyl records. ART Vinyl was founded in London, England in 2005, perfect for music or art enthusiasts and those with an eye for stylish interior design. Art Vinyl record frames give you the chance to stylishly display your vinyl albums, 12" records and their contents on your wall. With the record frame's unique design, you can also change over your vinyl record display within seconds, without having to remove the frame from the wall. The frames have a unique quick release system; simply press the catch at the top and they hinge open. Art vinyl understand that no two records are alike; with this in mind their Play and Display frames are specially designed and manufactured to compensate for differences in the thickness of LP or 12" records when displayed in the frame. This is achieved thanks to the unique "sponge finger" system on the back of the Flip Frame, which ensures that any 12" record will fit comfortably and securely inside.
At Fresh Restaurants, it’s all about quality and health. Whether it’s a refreshing mid-afternoon smoothie or a hearty meal (including wraps, paninis sandwiches, soups and salads), every item on the menu is as good for the body as it is for your taste buds.
Made fresh to order and using only natural ingredients of the highest quality. Fresh is committed to the health of the local communities which we live in, as well as the health of our planet too. Striving towards a sustainable green environment, their food and drinks are served in eco-friendly packaging.
At The Star Vista, Fresh innovates themselves further into an open dining concept. You not only get to enjoy nutritious, palatable food and drinks, but are also able to feast your eyes on the soothing lush greenery within the mall.
Sennett Residence, is slated for launch later this year. The site with a land area of approximately 93,253 sq ft will have 335 units comprising one to five-bedroom units and penthouses and will have three 18-storey towers and a five-storey block with an Olympic-sized pool at the top. The project is being designed by MKPL Architects.
The residence is located immediately next to the Potong Pasir MRT station of the North-East Line, overlooking the landed Sennett estate and well connected to major arterial roads and expressways such as Upper Serangoon Road, Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Central Expressway (CTE) and Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).
The land parcel is located next to Potong Pasir MRT Station and is a short drive away from the Kallang Riverside, planned to be transformed into a vibrant lifestyle precinct set in lush greenery by the waterfront.
A wide variety of shopping, dining and recreational facilities are available at the nearby Serangoon and Toa Payoh Town Centres. The newly completed NEX and the City Square Mall are conveniently located only 2 MRT stations away along the North East Line (NEL) while major shopping malls in the city are only a 10 minutes’ drive from the land parcel.
The GoDown is a stylized, contemporary warehouse-like space brimming with a vast array of home items from re-found discoveries to new, contemporary furnishings and home accessories; everything in the store is for sale. The concept brings wares to people through a collection of unique items found from all over the world that will be loved each day for a lifetime.
Audrey Lee, founder of The GoDown and interior designer, was always in search of that one special piece to complete a project or simply when re-decorating her own home. During her travels, she had the idea to make these pieces available and accessible for residents of Singapore and travelers from abroad in a cool, fun boutique space. And that's when The GoDown was conceived.
Historically "godowns" were warehouse spaces in East Asia during the age of the industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries designed for the loading and unloading of goods in transition to and from all parts of the world. Today, The GoDown keeps true to its namesake; a retail space with unique collections of hand-selected home furnishings and accessories that mix genres and tastes.
The retail store will feature new collections of items each month from homewares, accessories and decorative furnishings.
Fordham & Grand is an unsophisticated bistro. They welcome those who enjoy the art of revelry.
Each night they seek to create a simple yet entertaining experience through the mediums of delectable food and intriguing beverages. Their goal is not to challenge you with technical and sophisticated food or beverages.
They serve unsophisticated bistro food. Simple and enjoyable food, that is interesting and seductive. The dinner menu features rustic dishes that are familiar to your palates but will intrigue you, not on the molecular level, but rather on the unique combination of flavours, textures and presentation aspects.
The bistro has carefully selected 100 affordable wines. This aspect of their wine list will allow you to explore the wonderful world of viticulture without breaking the bank. They have not focused specifically on the old world or the new world nor have they limited themselves to the popular grapes or varietals. The wine list is a harmonious balance between all aspects of the wine making world.
Their cocktails are a unique interpretation of the classic cocktails that you all know and love. The art and romance of a cocktail will not be lost at Fordham & Grand. They will stir, shake and build your delicious tonic using the freshest of fruits and the finest of liquors.
Opening from 6pm until 3am seven days a week, it gives you the chance to continue your party in a place where revelry is welcome, no matter how small the hour is in the morning.
Fordham & Grand is named after a very cultural area and street intersection of the Bronx. Fordham Road and Grand Central was once one of New York's most cultural and vibrant places. A lot of money and culture could be found in this area. This culture gave way to some of the most interesting Art Deco architecture in the world. Being so cultural and vibrant and in the midst of the Prohibition, the area was also home to many great speakeasy bars.
Korea's leading BBQ restaurant Bornga has officially opened its first restaurant in Singapore at The Star Vista.
Led by renowned Korean Celebrity Chef Jong Won Paik, Bornga presents its signature "Woo Sam Gyup"; delicious sliced beef dressed with Chef Paik’s special marinades and other authentic Korean dishes on the menu.
Since 2002 upon the launch of Chef PAIK’s secret Woo Sam Gyup recipe in Bornga restaurant in Korea, the brand has gained worldwide recognition for its high standard and high quality of food and service. It has successfully opened its restaurants into China, United States and Indonesia.
Farrer Park Hospital is one of the first private hospitals to be built ground-up in Singapore after 30 years. As a wholly new development, it is able to incorporate and effectively integrate the tremendous advances in hospital design and medical technology that have transformed healthcare in the past three decades.
As such, Farrer Park Hospital is a 220-bed private tertiary hospital that is well-equipped to deliver excellent medical outcomes. It has 8 major operating rooms, 4 day surgery rooms, 3 endoscopy suites and 3 cardiovascular suites, supported by a 23-bed ICU, a radiotherapy unit, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratories and an emergency department.
From the garden spaces to the purposefully planned design of the recovery wards and waiting areas, Farrer Park Hospital provides comfort and privacy to all its patients. And to ensure optimal patient recovery outcomes, both patients and their caregivers will also receive appropriate training when needed.
Cat Cora was the first and only female Iron Chef and now has several television shows, cookbooks and restaurants under her supervision.
Located inside the S.E.A. Aquarium alongside the Open Ocean Habitat, the restaurant uses sustainably sourced seafood which echoes the Marine Life Park’s mission of ensuring a healthy future for vibrant and sustainable marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems. You will get to marvel at the tranquil marine life while you tuck into your meal.
Have a unique and timeless experience that promises a refreshing view on homeware. Namoo specialises in making available the finest selection of high-end Korean Porcelain and decorative art pieces in Singapore.
They aim to develop and expand the beauty of ceramic art and its usefulness into your everyday life.
At Namoo, they only import the finest selection of handmade ceramics from South Korea's most skilled craftsmen. Their products are made of natural materials while valuing the gifts of nature: earth, sun, water, wind and trees.
Namoo means trees in Korean. As a tree resembles a constant source of strength and nature's precious well being, Namoo's products also exemplify a quality of top craftsmanship combined with the strength of porcelain.
The Nautical is located within an established residential area. The development is well connected via the Seletar Expressway (SLE) and major arterial roads such as Sembawang Road. With the Sembawang MRT Station located in close proximity, you will enjoy convenient access to all parts of Singapore.
Your dream come true, a home so divine, you feel as if you're holidaying in a resort. Like a luxurious cruise liner that has arrived at its destination, this most luxurious upcoming development invites you to realise your heartfelt wishes and far-flung dreams.
The name Chiffon was inspired by their love for all things chiffon, be it the cake, the dresses or the colour. The word itself conjures a sense of saccharine, dreamy indulgence that every girl would want to wrap herself in. In fact, one could immediately discern the unmistakable ambience of femininity when they walk past their shop.
Chiffon has come a long way from its humble beginnings with the single belief that every girl should look her best.
Starting out with mainly dresses in their variety, they slowly ventured into other things like bags and fashion accessories, taking care to ensure that they only deal in products with quality.
They not only offer fashion items, but also fancy decor items that can be used to liven up your home or workspace.
They offer a wide assortment of contemporary fine gifts, home decor and accessories, as well as tableware and furniture.
Carrol Boyes, the talented South African designer specializes in innovative, sophisticated and whimsical designs for the kitchen, office and home. Only the best quality, lead-free pewter, aluminum and stainless steel are used to create these beautiful “must have” items.
She is recognized as an icon in the South African Design Industry. Strong branding, a passion and commitment to South African design and ongoing investment in human resources ensures the continued success of the Company.
Swarovski will be opening a new outlet at the new Jem shopping mall.
The brand primarily works with luxury items and design crystals produced in Wattens, Austria.
The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal glass sculptures and miniatures, jewellery and couture, home decor and chandeliers. All sculptures are marked with a logo. The original Swarovski logo was an edelweiss flower, which was replaced with the current swan logo in 1988.
To create crystal glass that lets light refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its products with special metallic chemical coatings. Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow appearance. Other coatings are named by the company, Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum and Dorado.
As the first physical front of the new brand, Foodology will be offering you an amazing variety of restaurant-quality fare, with quick and personable service at reasonable prices.
Catering to the demographic of executives at Marina Bay Financial Centre and their appetite for comfortably-priced international selections, they will offer the best mix of Western and Asian fare with multiple specialist sections.
In line with Foodology’s principle of bringing restaurant-quality food, they utilise world-class equipment used in Michelin-starred establishments worldwide. The Grills & Burgers section will feature the famed Spanish Josper Grill, the hottest indoor double ventilated closed door charcoal grill found in the kitchens of some of the world’s top chefs including Gordon Ramsay. Pizzas in Foodology’s Italian section will be baked in a wood stone pizza oven, which not only ensures an intense cooking environment, but will be a visual centerpiece dazzling patrons with oven flames. Wood stone pizza ovens are used by California Pizza Kitchen, Wolfgang Puck, Whole Foods Market and Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
Foodology will also be an evolving space as its 300 seat capacity will be cozied-down to a bar and dinner concept afterhours. The intelligent use of space and Foodology’s stunning interior has been conceptualized by award-winning architecture and interior design firm eco.id Architects and Design Consultancy, in collaboration with graphic design firm Somewhere Else Design Studio.
The renowned French luxury silverware and home accessories brand, has undergone a revamp for the first time since it opened more than 25 years ago.
Epitomising modern elegance, luxury and sophistication, this rejuvenation reinforces the brand’s ethos of keeping its rich traditional legacy in craftsmanship and quality while embracing and moving with the times.
With a cosy floor space of 880 sq ft, the revamped boutique, bathed predominantly in taupe and dark brown colour palette, now spots a more contemporary, spacious and inviting look that beautifully combines polished surfaces and marble flooring, steel and glass fixtures and well-lit recessed wall compartments that best showcase their range of silver products.
Upon entering the boutique, a full-length mirror engraved with Christofle’s coat of arms greets and reminds you of the French brand’s esteemed heritage that spans nearly two centuries.
Divided into three distinct sections, namely table services, gifts & décor and bijoux, the well-crafted silver products are organised in a neat and well-planned fashion. This enhances the shopping experience as you are able to move from one section to another with greater clarity on the products range.
The Table Services section includes silver flatware, porcelain plates, glassware and decanters; the gifts & décor section includes photo frames, home accessories and candelabras; while the bijoux section includes jewellery pieces or sets such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets for women and cufflinks for men.
They are the first company in Singapore to clean with a new toxin-free, environmentally friendly technology that is better for you, your clothes and the earth. Committed to making a genuine difference in the dry cleaning industry through their service, the quality of their wash and by adopting eco-friendly and responsible business practises.
They use liquid silicone; a safe all-natural cleaner derived from sand which prevents from damaging clothe over the time.
The end result is that fabrics look newer for longer because liquid silicone penetrates the fabric fibres deeper to clean more effectively. In addition to the great health benefits, the technology is odourless and non-allergenic making it suitable for the most sensitive skin.
For the Love of Laundry operates an island-wide delivery service Monday through Saturday from 9am - 10pm and has stores located at Nassim Road, United Square, Club Street and One Raffles Place.
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.
With a contemporary bright and cosy design, Wine Connection has turned its old “Deli” into a splendid new Cheese Bar.
Available for both take-away and dine-in, a selection of over 40 matured farm cheeses is air-flown from Europe twice a month. You will find classics, such as Brie de Meaux, Saint Nectaire, Roquefort or Comte, from France, but also Parmiggiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola from Italy or Manchego from Spain, as well as some regional specialties: Swiss Tete de Moine, French Epoisses, or Sicilian Pecorino with black pepper.
Their a la Carte platters offer the option to create your own platter, selecting 3 to 7 items from their chef’s weekly selection, served with a crusty bread basket and assorted condiments.
If you are craving for more than “just” cheese, you won’t be disappointed with their giant salads and home-made tartines. The Camembert & Sautéed apples salad will pair perfectly with a glass of fresh Riesling, or the Flamiche tartine: Leek, Reblochon and Parma ham on a toasted slice of wholemeal bread.
Have a try at their traditional French Raclette with a modern twist. Melting cheese over potatoes & cold cuts, served with a side salad and traditional condiments.
They serve over 250 wines exclusively imported directly from vineyards around the world, a nice selection of over 20 wines by the glass and 8 beers from Belgium and Germany.
Leedon Residences sits on approximately 5 hectares of land. It’s freehold status located next to the Leedon Park Good Class Bungalow area ensures that this prestigious project brought to you by GuocoLand Limited is an upmarket classic residential project in a highly desirable area of Singapore.
Leedon Residences exclusiveness is ensured with most units luxuriously sized from 2100sqft up. Boasting a combination of sky suites and garden suites; both with private pools. And the ultimate indulgence, the 3 level penthouse units with it’s own personal dedicated private express lifts, private sky gardens and pool.
Masterfully crafted by Chan Soo Khian, winner of the President’s Design Award 2006, the highly sought after principal designer of SCDA Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice founded on the principle of combining the constraints of each site and climate with a strong overall concept to fulfil your needs. His designs respond to climate and place, and strive for clarity, simplicity and integrity. Which is aligned to Leedon Residence’s desire to retain the beautiful, lush, foliage and dense landscape legacy left behind by the previous Leedon Heights.
Leedon Residences design and architecture has intergrated the natural terrains and brought in the natural elements into each and every unit, to awaken your senses, allowing peace, serenity and calmness to greet you everyday. Extending out of your private oasis is an inviting lush 200 metre forest walk. Turning every corners, be surprised with intimate courtyard gardens and water courts. private dining pleasures await you at the dining Lounge with tastefully adorned Swarovski crystals. The club and gym facilities complete your entertainment experience.
Located only 600 metres from Farrer MRT which is just a 5mins stroll away. Surrounded by the vibrant enclave of Holland Village, Dempsey Hill and Orchard Road, it will provide you with endless shopping, dining and lifestyle pleasures.
ET Artisan Sweets is a new bespoke cake boutique, specialising in Parisian macarons, cupcakes, decorated celebration cakes, wedding cakes, dessert tables and events.
They believe in the purity of taste and the art of eating well. Their sweets celebrate the nourishing goodness of natural flavours. Designed to deliver exquisite taste, their desserts combine the finest ingredients; Madagascar vanilla, French cream, pure sweet butter and only the best imported chocolates from around the world.
Inspired by earth's natural bounty, their menu also evolves to reflect each season's freshest fruit and berries. They employ traditional French culinary techniques with an American twist to create their delicious deserts. Each sweet is crafted and baked in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
The charming foliate motifs on their signature boxes capture the essence of their brand and identity. Like flowers budding in springtime, or summer berries ripe for the picking, each delicately handcrafted sweet promises to delight your senses.
ET Artisan Sweets create desserts and cakes for corporate clients and special events. They will even personalise desserts to suit your corporate image.
Mornings at ET Artisan Sweets are greeted with the warm and satisfying aromas of freshly baked pastries that are created in small batches to ensure their freshness and authenticity.
Naumi Liora, is a new addition to the Naumi Hotels Group.
Under their nostalgic townhouse roof lies 79 warm and cosy rooms, housed in an architecturally exquisite heritage building designed in the 1920s by Westerhout & Oman, showcasing the distinct local history of Keong Saik Road.
Immerse yourself in a warm sanctuary of style and contemporary design philosophy amidst elements of heritage chic, inclusive of premium amenities to ensure your utmost comfort. Rejuvenate yourself for the next day’s adventure with Naumi Liora and expect to receive the highest standard of Naumi hospitality: passionate, enthusiastic and intuitive.
As a boutique hotel, Naumi Liora combines local cultures and inspired contemporary touches. They offer a wide range in accommodation sizes and configurations to suit your business or family needs. A variety of creatively adjoined room arrangements and even a triple room are at your disposal.
Accommodation finishings are furnished according to your needs, including a selection of fine linens, wood-timbred floors, creative interior décor and space design, as well as choice amenities.
With a strategic location in the heart of Chinatown, choose your accommodation from single, twin, family room arrangements or hotel suite rooms.
Work-out in their 24-hour fitness room, furnished with cutting edge equipment fitted with individual TV sets and cardiovascular monitors.
The global premium lifestyle Indian brand: Benares, has recently opened at ION Orchard. The store is their first independent store in Singapore.
Benares is a premium retail brand selling lifestyle products in the home décor, apparel and personal accessories category. Their brand is unique in the creation of modern products, inspired by Indian design. They work with established and emerging designers, inspired by India. Their culture of continuous innovation, artisan-designer collaborations, personalized service and attention to detail enables them to offer superior quality and limited edition designs.
Encircled by the fish and flocked by the parrot, ancient Indian symbols of creation and love, their very first home collection is a trademark mix of subtle motifs and intricate fabrications. While their metal ware is a thoughtful study in all things gold, their ceramics celebrate the subtler hues of the Indian Ocean. Benares' apparel collection borrows iconic weaves and luxurious details from a bygone era and is complemented by an arresting range of accessories.
Benares also celebrates the different layers of India's centuries old design history within a modern context. They revive age old dyeing, weaving and metal casting techniques; and work with emerging, young designers to translate them into globally inspired, fashion forward designs. The brand supports pure fabrics, natural dyeing processes and time tested metal casting techniques. Their creations are a result of how they approach everything at Benares; with authenticity and intimacy. Discover their limited edition collections across ever growing product categories in home décor, apparel and accessories.
From cushions to candelabra, decorations to drinking decanters, necklaces and apparel, Benares has created a lifestyle product for every occasion. Their designs will touch every aspect of your life: work, play and home, with a bit of magic.
The new store is designed with the aesthetic and simplicity of a gallery, fused with the vibrancy of a covered Indian Bazaar.
In line with evolving global attitudes for an environmentally responsible lifestyle, Greenviron provides eco products and services which are compatible, sustainable and affordable to you, commercial markets and government bodies. Its mission is far-reaching and may touch many aspects of your lives, from what you eat, wear, play, learn, save and so on. The company provides and promote: cost and energy efficient home and office solutions ranging from LED spotlights to fluorescent tube converters.
They encourage and promote green eco lifestyle with a wide range of green products. Clothing’s, stationeries, energy monitoring devices, water conservation devices, composters, educational kits, eco-friendly home products, solar water panels and even heaters are available.
They also source and facilitate green corporate gifts by introducing their Green products to corporate that believes the importance of “going green” as part of their corporate social responsibility.The green eco corporate gifts are recycled paper stationeries, recycled glass table and kitchen ware, recycled plastic bottles, t-shirt and bags, recycled metal water bottle, organic cotton bag and t-shirt, sustainable bamboo towels and t-shirts.
In recent years, Hong Kong is the city that has been on development and bringing the transparency into the Asian art market, yet Singapore will be the next destination that enables the museums or primary galleries to play a main role as an incubator.
Ota Fine Arts have numerous programmes with East Asian artists including Japanese and Korean, and organises various rich collaborations with new artists from South Eastern Asia to the Middle East region. Be it painting, video art, or crafts, they have been promoting talented artists who work across different media since they started in 1994.
The Japanese gallery, which started in the Ebisu area in Tokyo, has represented internationally acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama, renowned for her recent collaboration with Louis Vuitton. It has also been representing other Japanese artists such as Hiraki Sawa and Tomoko Kashiki. Over the last few years, it has brought more regional character into its programmes, featuring Indonesian Ay Tjoe Christine, Korean Yee Sookyung, Iranian Monir Farmanfarmaian, as well as other artists from China, Mongolia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.
Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer and rare environmentalist in the fashion industry. the second child of Beatles bassist Paul McCartney and American photographer Linda McCartney.
Known for its strong positioning as an aspiration yet wearable day brand, Stella McCartney enjoys a unique positioning as a modern, lifestyle, designer brand characterised by functional and eco-friendly fashion.
The new store features simple and natural materials contrasted with sculptural detail, illustrating Stella McCartney’s signature style combination of sharpness and femininity. A sustainable oak parquet floor designed by Raw Edges in a colour palette of plums, pale pinks, blush, nudes and taupe guides you through the interior.
Ready-to–wear collections are hung on an array of flowing white steel sculptural fixtures while accessories are displayed on alcove shelving and white hand glazed rhombus tile plinths. Luxurious fitting rooms with stained wood panelling complete the space.
The new store will carry the brand’s luxury women's ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, sunglasses and lingerie collections.
Heron Bay is a new condominium, jointly developed by Ho Lee Group, Evia Real Estate Management, See Hup Seng and CNH Investment. Located in district 19 with a site area of 133,389.64sqft. 99 years leasehold, it consists of 2 blocks of 16 storey and 4 blocks of 17 storeys with total 394 units.
Prize ground floor units include a private pool-cum-jacuzzi or pond garden ensuite to your living room.
Heron Bay is set in a well established town with facilities and modern amenities in Hougang New Town.
Hougang is going through a great remaking process, with a new shopping centre to be expected. Remaking of our Heartland was launched to revitalise residential town and public housing estates. Hougang is one of the towns that is included in the programme, new and exciting developments will be coming your way to recapture Hougang's heritage with more recreational facilities.
The founders sketched out the idea for Tommy Bahama on cocktail napkins while sipping pina coladas at the beach. They didn’t just invent a fictional character; they fashioned a lifelong philosophy of leisure.
The brand has grown to represent the good life in all its wonderful forms. They are purveyors of Island lifestyle. If you are only waist deep in relaxation, they want you fully immersed. Whether it’s a piece from their men’s and women’s sportswear collections, a rattan chair, a sip of their ultra premium rum, all their fine things should be enjoyed unhurried. Life is one long weekend at Tommy Bahama.
Their store features a variety of merchandise including mens and womens island lifestyle collection, swimwear, sportswear, accessories, as well as home decoration items.
Comprising three residential colleges for 1,000 students, the campus balances the traditions of Yale with the cultural and climatic influences of Southeast Asia. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects developed a contemporary architectural language of clear and inviting processional entrances, sun and rain-screened colonnades and roof forms with generous eaves.
Set in a lush landscape, the 62,000-square-meter campus is comprised of courtyards punctuated by residential towers and a community of learning and social spaces. At its heart is a campus green flanked by academic and administrative buildings, including the learning commons, auditorium, sports hall, and an open-air, sheltered gathering place, the Agora.
The signature gates of the Yale campus are reinterpreted with metalwork patterns inspired by Southeast Asian textiles.
At the main entrance, glass-enclosed stairwells and a colonnade are topped by an inward-sloping roof of grand scale. At the center of the roof is a square oculus, which sends a dramatic cascade of rainwater into a large circular reflecting pool below.
The heart of the campus is a lush garden and arboretum with six heritage trees and an eco-pond that will capture and filter rainwater. At opposite sides of the central green space will be academic and administrative buildings to include a library, performance complex, science labs and sports center. The Learning Commons, which contains the library and a multi-media center, will be set on a slope to symbolize the pinnacle of knowledge.
National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Carpenter & Cook is a vintage home store and cafe, selling carefully curated furniture, home decor, fresh home-made baked goods and confectionery, at Upper Bukit Timah.
They also provide dessert tables, styling services, vintage props and decor for weddings, parties, photoshoots and more.
Have a try at their passionfruit meringue tart, carrot cake, lemon drizzle, and their deliciously homemade passionfruit marshmallow, made by chef Shenn.
The chef has his very own interpretation of two of the ultimate comfort foods, a bread and butter pudding and a brownie. They use their soft brioche buns to make the classic dessert even richer and more buttery. Their Brownie has chewy bits of toffee and walnuts recovered of chocolate.
Weather it is for a bridal shower or a baby shower, they will organise everything from decorating the place with their vintage wares, to a corsage for the bride to be. Celebrate your birthday with great cakes, cupcakes and cookie made by Picnic Sunday Cakes their partner for special events.
Discover their new outlet at Plaza Singapura and find the perfect gift for any occasion.
Mono Yono Gifts & Lifestyle Store, a retail brand of Trendspot Pte Ltd, is a leading branded specialty retailer of gifts and lifestyle merchandize, including executive ifts, fashion accessories, home decor, furniture and the quirkiest novelties sourced from all over the world.
Spotting trendy and unique products that are emotionally appealing is their mission. Whether you are gifting to affirm a friendship, to celebrate a new baby, to thank a special colleague, to launch an event gala, to connect with a loved one, to commend successes, to mark an anniversary, or just to 'gift' yourself. You will definitely find a wide selection of unique products which will create a special moment when they are opened.
With thousands of chic and unique products sourced all over the world and some exclusively produced in-house, Mono Yono is the preferred choice for most retail merchandisers. Beautify your shop with their Aladdin's cave of interesting products.
Enjoy Mono Yono's online free shipping for all local orders online (delivered within Singapore), with no minimum order quantity or any special exceptions.
The brand sources some of the finest raw ingredients from the four corners of the globe to make their products. They harness the skills of artisan farmers and add their expertise to create effective products that are wonderful to use.
Make Room is a brand new furniture and homewares store. all about embracing the passion of styling homes and serving as a source of inspiration. About making the spaces at home work better for you.
Their eclectic collections are creatively designed and curated to fit readily into your existing spaces. They offer you affordable products that will make you feel happy at home.
More than just a store, drop by their showroom to experience the products first hand. Browse through magazines and catalogues as you chat over Italian coffee about what you would like for your home. Let their collection of industrial and trendy products, enhance the look of your home, while reflecting your personal style. They also provides interior styling services.
With the look of your home and with careful planning and working with what you already have, sometimes all that is needed is to mix and match a few simple items to create a brand new look. They believe that your home should be an expression of who you are.
You will be impressed with the style of this home decor brand that has arrived for the first time in Singapore: Madam Stoltz of Denmark, ran since 1995 by Pernille Stoltz and her husband Peter. Home Sweet Home is their motto, which you’ll get the feeling of when you see their products. Practical accessories, industrial living and lots of pieces for creating atmosphere in your home are just part of the Madam Stoltz range.
Stapelgoed (STGD) is meant for everyone with a passion for living. Their products get their unique and contemporary look and feel from the use of different fabric, like wool, cotton and linen, all put together with authentic craftsmanship. The STGD label stands for: fun, contemporary, powerful and sweet interior accessories. All the cushions, frames and plaids are designed and tailor-made in the Dutch studio. By making use of authentic, ‘vintage’ fabrics and materials each and every product has its own distinct, contemporary look, which is why STGD has a collection of interior accessories that constantly changes.
The Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science: Cradle is a new research and learning hub at the Science Centre Singapore, equipped with research labs and interaction spaces managed by qualified professionals, for the purposes of nurturing students with the attitude and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics particularly in the area of integrated science and engineering.
The research programmes are designed to encourage independent learning and places emphasis on engineering, design and innovation projects. Upper secondary/JC students between the ages of 14 and 18 can participate in the programmes, which are aligned to science education and research in the scientific community, thereby providing inter-disciplinary research opportunities for students to engage in advanced research and innovation.
Workshops are also conducted for teachers to encourage and inspire them to bring more hands-on activities to the classroom, develop project ideas and manage research projects at the school level. They also provide teachers an avenue to access the scientific community to help their students gain access to special lab resources and support.
Additionally, Cradle offers research project consultation, electronics design and small scale PCB, mechanical and digital fabrication services.
The Gallery features icons from the sporting world with a dedicated area for sporting memorabilia as well as a separate display of music inspired art (album cover art work, fine art prints, photography). In this respect they are opening with an exhibition of Soundwaves by UK artist Tim Wakefield. Tim Wakefield creates dazzling sound artworks of iconic songs for his company Soundwaves Art. Using audio technology, Tim captures the digital beat of a musical track as a visual recording an energetic, multi-coloured image totally unique to the song. He listens to the music, the lyrics and the tempo of before capturing the song as a "static" soundwave.
Each soundwave is a limited-edition from only two of each print up to an edition of 50. His first collection was created to help fundraising efforts for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, which is the UK’s largest specialist music therapy charity.
The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is a 60-seater establishment that serves modern interpretations of classic British cuisine where roasts and prime rib take centre stage.
Located at was formerly known as The Asia Insurance building, it was named after a vintage brass mail chute made by the Cutler Mail Chute Company. Designed as the world's first high-rise mail chute and depository, and patented in 1883 by James Cutler, it stands in its full glory by the lift lobby of the Ascott Raffles Place, a romantic artefact from bygone days of letter-writing.
Dr. Ng Keng Siang, one of the first Singaporeans to become a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, designed the Art Deco-styled building, clad in luxurious beige travertine, and topped by a three-tiered scalloped stainless steel crown. The crown, that creates a visual peak and adds a touch of grandeur to the building, was intended to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Completed in 1955, the building was the tallest building in Southeast Asia at 18 storeys tall. This grand old dame was also the first modern high-rise office to be designed and built in Singapore after the ravages of World War II and was symbolic of the economic recovery of the nation and its blossoming position as a financial centre.
This rich heritage is the inspiration for The Royal Mail concept, providing guests with a touch of old world elegance from the days of letter-writing, Doris Day, Grace Kelly and policemen in shorts.
The specialty roast prime rib is served in three variations of succulent thickness. The English cut, their classic cut and The Royal Mail cut for the big eaters. For guests who would prefer not to have beef, there is also the juicy roast spring chicken, cider and honey roast boneless leg of lamb, butter poached maine lobster and more. Vegetarians would be relieved to know that there are also delicious options available such as the ox heart tomato and aged parmesan tart and butternut and spring pea risotto.
Check out some extraordinary images of Green Architecture and Design which we have come across and which we at GreatNewPlaces.com hope will inspire property developers, architects, students, building managements, multinationals and governments to explore every possibility of replicating in Singapore.
Singapore is certainly ahead of the game in Asia with initiatives from schemes which drive Singapore's construction industry towards more environment-friendly buildings.
It is intended to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders when they start project conceptualisation and design, as well as during construction.
This can have positive effect on corporate image, leasing and resale value of buildings.
Hermès is a French high fashion house established in 1837, specialising in leather, ready-to-wear, lifestyle accessories, perfumery and luxury goods. Its logo is a Duc-carriage-with-horse. Hermès has 14 product divisions encompassing leather, scarves, ties, men's wear, women's fashion, perfume, watches, stationery, footwear, gloves, enamel, decorative arts, tableware, and jewelry.
Hermès sales are composed of about 30% leather goods, 15% clothes, 12% scarves, and 43% other wares. The company licenses no products and keeps tight control over the design and manufacture of its vast inventory.
The family company is very attached to its old-fashioned business model and rejects mass production, assembly lines, and mechanization. Hermès goods are almost entirely "Made in France", by hand, in middle-sized workshops ("Ateliers Hermès") with an emphasis on quality manufacturing. Indeed, most items are fabricated, from beginning to end, by one person only, which is a guarantee of the quality and uniqueness of Hermes products.
If you were wondering where the former executive chef of The St. Regis Singapore (Frédéric Colin) disappeared to, then you'll be pleased to know that he has taken over the location of Table 66 and has just started his own restaurant called Brasseri Gavroche, a cosy French brasserie.
Chef Frédéric is a stellar chef and one who can consistently deliver dish after dish of excellence. Chef Frédéric studied at the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière Jean Ferrandi in Paris and entered the finals of France’s apprentice of the year award. His first cooking assignment was during military service, where he was personal chef to the Military Governor of Paris. A steady climb ensued, giving him opportunities to work with celebrated chefs and filling his resume with many Michelin-starred restaurants.
For the francophiles amongst you, this is definitely a place you need to add to your must-visit list and be sure to try the baked pork terrine pie with duck liver and Grandpa Henri's fish quenelle with crayfish sauce, they are both to die for.
Amazonia is an amazing new world of experiences from the moment you enter.Where fun and adventure can be shared by the whole family.
Jungle themed Soft Play Gym: the largest and only fully themed children’s playgym in Singapore has brought a new level of excitement and adventure for children 3-12 years of age.
Dedicated Baby Toddler Jungle Themed Play Area: safe, clean, new and filled with items to keep your toddler entertained and stimulated, for ages 0-3.
Putters 3D Glow In The Dark Mini Golf: Amazonia brings a whole new level of excitement to Singapore with the most amazing themed, indoor 3D Glow in the dark mini indoor golf course. Filled with incredible sound and motion activated props, you will simply have the most exciting new experience. Play through their Pirate section, under the sea and meet their fantastic Dinosaurs.
Spaceball: their Space themed, Glow in the dark, 3D room allows a group of up to 8 players to shoot it out against their computerised timer and electronic scoreboard. Amazing thrills, full of action and excitement.
Bistro: Enjoy healthy, delicious all day dining at their bistro. Their bright and themed bistro is sure to delight as you sit back and relax with fresh food and coffee while your children have the time of their life in Amazonia.
Themed Party Rooms: With two fully themed party rooms for the best party experience ever. Book and ensure your child has a party they will never forget. Great food, games, decorations and the option to combine with 3D Glow Golf or Spaceball.
With 888 rooms and 4 different types of rooms to choose from, you can be sure that there will always be one to meet your exacting needs. V Hotel has taken great care in crafting each and every room, because your comfort is of paramount importance to them. Look around and you will see a careful attention to detail, from chic décor to plush furnishing. For your personal safety and privacy, each floor is accessible only with an electronic card key. Everything is designed so you can sleep easy for a good night's rest.
All rooms are fitted with:
- 32-inch LCD television
- High-speed WiFi Internet access
- Mini refrigerator and hairdryer
- In-room electronic safe
- Full length wardrobe
- Pocket spring mattress
- Quality linen and bed spreads
- Complimentary toiletries and bathroom slippers
- Complimentary beverages (tea, coffee and bottled water)
- Tea-making facilities
Hope to spice up your day without leaving the comfort of your hotel? They offer an array of leisure facilities on their Sky Terrace, your one-stop recreation hub. Embark on a fitness regime at the pool or the gym. Relax in a sedentary cocoon at the al fresco café. Or expand your horizons with unobstructed views of the surroundings. Be it a holiday or business trip, your stay will always be an extra pleasurable one.
Within the hotel, a delightful spread of shopping and dining options reveals itself. Satisfy your retail impulses with a fine selection of local and international boutiques. Appease your gastronomic cravings as you sample the very best of Singapore's local cuisines at the food court, or grab a quick bite on the go at one of the many fast food outlets. There is never a lack of choice at V Hotel.
Conveniently located directly above Lavender MRT Station, V Hotel is a 20-minute train ride away from Changi International Airport and minutes away from Orchard Road, Singapore's premier shopping belt. In close proximity lies Golden Mile Complex, the start and rest point of many Singapore-Malaysia long-distance coaches. If Malaysia is the next destination in your travels, V Hotel is the ideal choice for that added convenience. For those with a keen interest in sports, you'll be delighted to know that Jalan Besar Stadium and the Singapore Indoor Stadium (future sports hub) are in the area as well.
Parkway Holdings Limited has announced the official opening of LUXE Wellness Centre for Women ("LUXE") today. Operated by Parkway Shenton, LUXE is the first dedicated female premium Women Wellness Centre integrating one-stop personalised health and wellness services in a comfortable and sophisticated setting with service excellence. MediaCorp Artiste Zoe Tay was the special guest at the event.
LUXE Wellness Centre for Women offers health screening, non-acute medical diagnosis and consulting, non-invasive aesthetic treatment and female-only radiology. Special facilities include a Medical Concierge Desk, private plush VIP suites, refreshment area and shower facilities. Located at Level 6 of Mandarin Orchard Singapore's Orchard Wing above the Mandarin Gallery, it occupies a floor area of approximately 6,500 square feet.
They aim to raise the bar on patient care with the opening of LUXE, to expand the choices available and offer customised and personalised quality healthcare services to their patients. They hope that this centre will encourage women of all ages to stay healthy through personalised and integrated clinical approaches to managing health risks and diseases early.
Facilities available at LUXE:
• Reception and Waiting Area (Wifi available)
• Medical Concierge Desk (Health Resource Centre – Helpdesk for Medical Queries Personal Medical Records Centre; Medical Referrals Liaison Office; Reminders for Medical Appointments, Travel Vaccinations Reminder Service)
• Private Plush VIP Suites
• Refreshment Area (Juice Bar, Branded Coffee/Tea, Light meals)
• Shower facilities available
• Medical Diagnosis and Consulting (Non-acute cases)
Mad About Vintage is a new blog featuring vintage furniture that are art deco and retro in design. They are a tad different in how they operate because they allow you to view first online, reserve it and then decide. Let us explain.
How It Works:
The furniture will be posted on the blog before their arrival and if you like what you see, you can reserve the piece/s by dropping them an email with the product code (very important). No deposit is needed and it operates under the ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. When the furniture arrives, priority to purchase will be given to the first in the queue.
Once the furniture is here, you will be contacted and you need to make a decision within 5 days (not working days) from the call. Their aim is to reach out to as many genuine buyers so a maximum of 3 items can be reserved under your name. They trust you will act in good faith.
The furniture will be stored in Extra Space Self Storage building located at 7 Kaki Bukit Road 2, just opposite Ubi Driving Centre, where you can see them before making your final decision. Parking is free but because entering into the storage area require security code, you need to be escorted. Please contact Hans via his mobile if you wish to view the products.
Singapore's longest man-made waterway will be open to visitors from October 23. The 4.2 kilometre-long My Waterway@Punggol features five bridges, bringing visitors closer to the water. Punggol waterway was created out of barren land, and connects Punggol Reservoir to Serangoon Reservoir.
But the area has been given a facelift, making it a scenic spot for a slew of leisure activities. Visitors can relive old memories of Punggol along the way, by stopping at this rest stop, which was an old bus stop in the area.
As the waterway is man-made, the challenge for the Housing & Development Board was how to keep the waterway clean and teeming with life. This is done through a series of eco features - such as an eco-drain that cleanses surface run-off water before it is discharged into the waterway.
Aerators have also been installed to enhance the water quality.
Go swing by and experience an extraordinary dining experience in a setting that promises good taste, luxury and relaxation.
10 Scotts is the new haven for all-day dining at The Grand Hyatt as it presents sumptuous culinary delights in a comfortably appointed setting that feels like home. Just a couple of weeks old, the old Scotts Lounge has been totally revamped by Japanese design firm Super Potato.
With all-day dining options available, 10 Scotts is excellent for that important business meeting important business meeting, perfect afternoon tea or leisurely evening cocktail.
Located on the lobby level, 10 Scotts exudes an aura of elegance and relaxation with its contemporary yet classic decor complemented by a breathtaking view of the cascading waterfall. Built on a trendy home concept, expect to find a collection of different rooms each with its own character including The Library, The Living Room and The Dining room.
The Skin Pharmacy was founded by two pharmacists, with more than 15 years experience in the beauty and pharmaceutical industry. All the products with The Skin Pharmacy label are their own special formulations, with particular emphasis on natural and active ingredients that work and are safe.
The Skin Pharmacy was set up with the belief that no two skin types are the same. Skincare products should be made to match different skin types and consumers should be able to choose what goes into, or out of, their products.
At The Skin Pharmacy, you can get that personalised service of having your own skincare products made to match your needs.
The Skin Pharmacy is the first boutique pharmacy in Singapore specialising in skincare. Located on the first floor of City Square Mall and at basement 1 of nex (Serangoon Central), their unique pharmacy features an open concept laboratory where you can watch your skincare products handmade in front of you in a ‘sushi bar’ like ambience.
The Skin Pharmacy products are made in small batches, ensuring a high level of quality.
If you cannot find what you want on the shelf, ask the pharmacist to make something personalised for you on-the-spot. We can even modify existing products to suit your personal needs. For example, add extra moisturisers to our Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen. Or your favourite scent or colour to the Natural Shower Gel. Or have a 2-in-1 serum blended specially suited for your skin type.
And if you are not sure what your skin type is, ask the pharmacist to do a computerised skin analysis for you. You can also get your skincare medications dispensed here.
The Skin Pharmacy supports the eco-friendly initiative. As far as possible, The Skin Pharmacy incorporates biodegradable ingredients into its formulas. Shopping at The Skin Pharmacy is an experience by itself. Look, touch and feel the products on display and get your skincare concerns answered here.
#01-22 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road & #B1-69 NEX 23 Serangoon Central
Designed by ONG&ONG this stunning house is located at Faber Park. The most attention-grabbing detail of this project is the dark grey metal cladding used generously on the external facade, which oozes with modern, edgy vibes. Its sharp and well-defined sides create a chic and unique face to this otherwise conventional family home.
To complement the edgy nature of the exterior, plenty of natural materials such as timber-teak and teak strips were used liberally throughout the entirety of the house, displayed tastefully on the walls, flooring or furniture.
A colossal, spiral staircase greets one in the immaculate interior, commanding a strong visual axis. This forms the focal point of the entire house.
Also, in line with an eco-friendly theme, a skylight was constructed in the basement, which enables natural sunlight to stream in and illuminate the house’s interior space while also keeping it warm on the occasional cold day.
Items include Tibetan Furniture, Korean Furniture, Chinese Antique Country Furniture, Teakwood Furniture, Art Deco and more.
What began in the 1960s as two small, family-run shops, selling souvenirs and handicrafts to British army personnel stationed in Singapore, is now a household name to both expats and Singaporeans.
Back in the 1960s, C.P. Lim and his brother C.K. Lim opened two souvenir stores located near British army bases, one in Jalan Kayu and another in Changi Village.
They became very popular and they expanded the business to include Lim’s Arts & Crafts in Holland Village. With the expansion of their product range into home furnishings and fashion, they eventually changed the name to what is now Lim’s Arts & Living. And they still sell souvenirs!
Since their very first days in Chicago at 10 West Madison Street, Garrett Popcorn Shops has maintained their dedication to fresh, hot-air popped popcorn. They continue to use only the highest quality ingredients, and Garrett Popcorn Shops never uses fat or oils in the popping process. They know that their popcorn costs more to make, but their CaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn are worth it. They’re sure you’ll agree....
They start with their privately grown blend of kernels, pop them right before your eyes (guaranteeing freshness!) and then gently fold them into their three generations old, secret family recipe. This commitment to their recipe also extends to their suppliers and their highest quality ingredients. In fact, they are proud of their long-standing relationship with their suppliers - many of whom date back to their first days in Chicago.
For over half a century Garrett Popcorn Shops has focused on fresh, delicious, comfort food. They limit their popcorn based selections to Plain Popcorn, Buttery Popcorn, CaramelCrisp® (which you can choose to be blended with cashews, macadamias or pecans) and CheeseCorn. Their simple menu allows us them focus on what they do best: deliver an honest product that generates lines of historic proportions outside of their retail locations. It’s all part of the fun, part of the mix, part of the tradition ....you never know who you’ll meet in line.
Customer satisfaction remains their highest priority. Twenty years ago they received requests to produce a mix of their CaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn. Their customers were right - the sweet and salty combination is wildly pleasing. Originally called "The Mix", customers also inspired its new name, "The Chicago Mix," again reflecting their commitment to Chicago and to tradition.
In 2002, Oprah selected "The Chicago Mix" as one of her "Favorite Things" exclaiming, "It is so good! I love when you mix the cheese with the caramel!" Again in 2005 Garrett was selected as one of Oprah’s "Favorite Things" in a holiday show dedicated to the relief workers of Hurricane Katrina.
Garrett Popcorn Shops have always been a family-based company, and today’s management is no different. Their families are much like your families. They lead busy, engaged, and full lives. They value convenience, and they know you do too. To respond to their contemporary fast-paced lives, Garrett Popcorn Shops has made it easier to order their product online. All of their products, including their new gift cards, can be ordered efficiently with a couple of clicks of a mouse.
Visit them online or now you can visit them at a new prime location right outside Liat Towers on Orchard Road.
The $6.4 million Aquatic Science Center (ASC), the first of its kind in Asia, which will see the collaboration of scientists from various disciplines – including environment and social sciences, hydrodynamics, engineering and policy – has been newly launched by the Singapore Delft-Water Alliance (SDWA), a joint research initiative between the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore’s national water agency Public Utilities Board (PUB), and Dutch research institute Deltares.
The research activities at the ASC will enable SDWA to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to further enhance the quality and supply of freshwater in Singapore. They are also very excited to elevate their partnership with Deltares to new heights in order to provide research and specialist consultancy services in water management.
In addition to training, sharing knowledge and educating the public on sustainable urban water management issues, the state-of-the-art research facility – strategically located along a park connector along Sungei Ulu Pandan with an “open” concept to encourage interaction between visitors and researchers – will also focus on fundamental and applied aspects on water management such as bioremediation, biosorption, ecotoxicological studies, interaction of flow, and biota.
Water from local catchments is a pillar of Singapore’s sustainable water supply. Singapore’s strategy has always been to create estuarine reservoirs by damming the major rivers so as to catch as much stormwater as possible for water supply. Although today’s technologies can treat all water to drinking standards that meet the World Health Organization’s requirements, we need to find more ways to keep the stormwater we collect as clean as possible. Other than engaging people who live and work in the water catchment area to be water guardians, we also turn to R&D. Having a center that can mimic nature will help us find sustainable solutions to urban freshwater management.
The ASC initiative originated in July 2008; construction started in 2009. With an area of about 6,700 square meters, the ASC features a 95-meter long transparent roof (which collects water and promotes natural air circulation, thus minimizing the use of air-conditioners), rainwater collection points and in-house water treatment capabilities.
Earlier this year, the facility was awarded the Green Mark GoldPlus by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA).
This newly opened eatery serves up a gourmet selection of casual American fare with lashings of creativity and decent portions to boot.
They're currently only open for dinner Tuesday - Sunday from 6pm - midnight but at least they serve food late which is great for all of us who think Singapore has limited quality dining options after 10pm.
Check out the beautiful vintage re-upholstered chairs and tables which have been imported from Bali. Very eye-catching and art-deco. There’s also a good-sized bar which serves an array of specialty cocktails concocted especially to match the Hummerstons menu.
Established in 1976, Timothy Oulton is a brand instilled with strong British heritage. Born in Manchester and immersed in his father’s antique business since childhood, Timothy Oulton inherited his father’s, Major Philip Oulton’s, eye for beauty and his intrinsic ability to see artistic value and perfection in a product’s design.
Each piece of Timothy Oulton furniture is meticulously crafted with fine artistry, skilled craftsmanship and exquisite materials. Paying the utmost attention to detail, Timothy Oulton craftsmen ensures this by painstakingly hand-constructing and hand-finishing each piece of furniture – a true testament to maintaining a high level of quality.
Countless man hours are put into each product to achieve an artistic standard that ensures distinct individuality. Combined with hand applied techniques, intricately aged leather and traditional design details from European antiques and architecture, Timothy Oulton furniture exudes a vintage aesthetic.
Adding an ecological touch to the brand, Timothy Oulton uses reclaimed timbers for their furniture. Wood is salvaged from distilleries, mills, Old English Manors as well as disused Chinese Junks. The salvaged wood bears the authentication of time and natural weathering – imperfections are cherished, making each piece one of its kind.
Art Plural Gallery, the brainchild of Swiss art dealer Frédéric de Senarclens, is a 12,000-square-foot space in a newly renovated, four-story Art Deco building, with a distinctive Manhattan gallery feel.
The modern and contemporary gallery, recently opened in Singapore’s budding arts district, is the latest bid to help the city-state become an arts destination hub in Asia. It sits across the street from the Peranakan Museum, two national museums and nearby contemporary arts center Substation and the School of the Arts.
For Mr. de Senarclens, Art Plural Gallery marks his entry to Asia. He and his wife relocated to Singapore in 2008 to develop an Asian client base. He says those relationships are forming, particularly among Singapore’s growing community of Indian and Chinese collectors – but it’s been a slow process.
“Art Stage Singapore in January was our tipping point,” said Mr. de Senarclens, referring to the influx of collectors at Singapore’s first international contemporary art fair. “That same week we saw this space and thought it could become a flagship for Singapore and a destination for the region.”
The inaugural exhibition, titled “Avant Premiere,” offers 80 works from 21 artists. Better-known names include Pablo Picasso, Chu Teh-Chun, Julian Schnabel, Marc Quinn and Fernando Botero. Lesser-known artists include Swiss sculptor Yves Dana and American twins Doug and Mike Starn. Prices range from $5,800 for a print by Pakistani artist Seher Shah, to S$3 million for Picasso’s “Mousquetaire.”
Mr. de Senarclens says he is committed to having a “plurality” of international art and intends to promote local artists, along with rising Indian and Chinese artists such as Indian-born Rina Banerjee. Upcoming exhibits include a solo show by China’s Qiu Jie.
“Some people say we’re early opening this sort of gallery here, but I don’t think so,” says Mr. de Senarclens, likening Singapore’s art scene to New York in the 1970s. “Collectors here are passionate. This city is alive.”
Expats and locals alike just can’t seem to get enough of stylish furniture and accessories to liven up their homes, indoors and outdoors. Now Galanga Living, 4 year-old lifestyle shop with a unique range of contemporary products from the region, has opened up a new shop.
1500sqf of Inspiration Near East Coast Park. Many people already know Galanga Living from fairs and its inspiring shop and showroom near Tanglin Road. The new shop on East Coast will live up to their expectations offering a wide range of All Weather Wicker furniture and of accessories to accent their personal style. Revisits will always be a new experience because of the continuous influx of new and exciting products.
Scandinavian design with Asian flavour Galanga Living offer sleek quality furniture and vibrant accessories for modern tropical living both outdoors and indoors. The feel is contemporary chic and the extensive range of style defining accessories provides a kaleidoscope of possibilities for individual home décor.
All products are diligently selected from handpicked suppliers around the region as well as from Scandinavia and many of them are unique pieces made exclusively for Galanga Living. Prices are kept low and quality high, as Galanga Living buy directly from the manufacturers.
Cake Over Heels is a boutique patisserie that bakes cakes and pastries daily and offers customized cakes for celebrations of all types. They also conduct baking and decorating workshops, sharing their knowledge and experience with other cake enthusiasts.
They use only the finest quality ingredients and offer a unique and creative variety of cakes and pastries.