The cafeÌ features wholesome and hearty fare such as freshly made pastas, cottage pies, homemade soups, sandwiches and fresh salads. On weekends, enjoy an all day brunch with waffles, pancakes, eggs benedict and pre-ordered Sunday Roasts. The full range of his popular cakes such as his Ab Fab Red Velvet cake and his salted caramel chocolate torte are served.
Juwanda Hassim aka The Fabulous Baker Boy is the head chef and owner who has made a name for himself in the local theatre scene with his booming voice and larger than life personality. Besides his talent on stage, he has experience running restaurants in three countries. This new cafeÌ is a dream come true as it marries his two life-long passions: food and art.
The venue is just so unique and versatile. It can be a quiet creative space or fun place to have a family gathering or party. Collaborations with The Viridian Art House for birthday parties that include some craft or fun baking sessions are also in the works.
Have a try at one of his signature cakes; the apple cider stacker, a true original, lightly spiced with cinnamon, home made apple sauce with apple cider and wrapped with a salted caramel cream cheese frosting.
1919 recalls the charmed lives of ease and elegance with Singapore’s colonial era.
Set amidst the stylish yet tranquil Mount Sophia neighbourhood, the residence pays homage to the distinctive design principles of Singapore’s black and white houses, whilst adding its own modern interpretation of this iconic architectural style.
1919 offers you a contemporary yet classic home that will remain timeless in its beauty, form and function.
The Clift is a 99-years leasehold apartment development located in District 02, minutes walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. It comprises 312 units and the expected completion date is later this year. The Clift is just a short drive to the Singapore General Hospital and Fort Canning Park. Attractions such as Boat Quay, Chinatown, and Clarke Quay are also nearby.
The lure of a downtown Manhattan lifestyle beckons the worldly individual in the form of The Clift. The Clift is an exploration of Modernistic expression; a 43-storey tower of compact residential units beckons the soul that seeks a life less ordinary.
Located on the cross junction of Telok Ayer and Mccallum Street, The Clift transcends traditional notions of living space. It neighbours include concrete skyscrapers like Capital Towers and SIA building, an eclectic mix of pubs converted from conservation shop houses and renowned hawker centres. It is a home like no other. It is unconventional in theme yet holistic in its approach of providing unparalleled comfort.
Lifestyle facilities such as spa-inspired saunas, massages, jacuzzis and an infinity-edge plunge pool with a glass-end wall, provide respite from the demands of the corporate world. Facilities at The Clift include swimming pools, a gym, sky lounge, jacuzzi, sauna, massage lounge, and laundrette.
The Clift is also within walking distance to numerous eateries, such as those located at Amoy Street and Robinson Road. Residents can head down to the nearby malls, such as China Square Central or Icon Village, for amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants and eating establishments, and other shops.
All-day “modern Asian” bistro The Glass House features the best of cuisines from across the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. This incredible concept restaurant is offering Southeast Asian Cuisine and housed beside the famous mineral water pool. The Modern Asian Bistro has arrived and by all accounts it was worth the wait.
The Glass House is indeed set in a glass house with four walls made of glass that offer stunning views of Fort Canning Park and the familiar skyline of Singapore.
With a plush and luxurious interior, diners may find it hard to choose what to look at because it isn’t just the views on the outside that are available. The walls of the kitchen are also glass so that you can watch as the talented chefs prepare your food. With an all day dining menu and a focus on local ingredients and Asian cuisine, The Glass House still manages to put a contemporary spin on their menu.
Executive Chef Ivan Lim Kee Yeang is a Penang native who has worked his magic at such well known venues as the Raffles Hotel, the Ritz Carlton, and the Park Singapore Orchard City Centre.
With both indoor and outdoor dining areas with stunning park views, the bistro’s signature dishes range from laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice to Chinese Set Meals. The Glass House is all about mouthwatering dishes at reasonable prices.
Tisettanta Lounge specialises in mixology. On the menu are Italian inspired cocktails with flavours such as fresh herbs, tangy citrus, aromatic nuts and rich chocolate, healthy detoxifying remedies and drinks inspired by top Italian designers.
Accented by Oluce lights, and decked out in striking Tisettanta furniture from Italy, Tisettanta Lounge is the perfect place to chill out and unwind.
The elegantly designed bar features an innovative selection of drinks on the menu, with Italian-inspired flavoured cocktails mixed with freshly-squeezed juices, a variety of Italian wines by the glass and bottle, as well as premium draft beers, and a range of non-alcoholic beverages with healthy detoxifying elements.
Gourmet Italian snacks such as ‘Panelle’, ‘Polipo e Patate’ and ‘Cebiche del Giorno’ as well as tapas, cheeses, cold cuts and gourmet pizzas are served directly from the kitchen of Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar will be available for all-day grazing. Paired with varying genres of music throughout the day, plus a weekly guest DJ, Tisettanta is tipped to become the place for sophisticated chilling.
THANN Sanctuary, an oasis in total harmony with a selected range of massages based on THANN holistic treatment approach. From the moment you enter, all your senses are to be awakened. The warm atmosphere as you encounter cherish and give you peace and quiet in contrast to the hectic city life outside. Their aim is to offer a pleasant overall experience. All of their specially trained therapists are certified and have extensive knowledge of anatomy, aromatherapy and massage techniques. The holistic treatment approach will help you re-discover your physical and mental well-being.
With THAN Sanctuary you can simply close your eyes and enjoy a relaxing break in order to find the balance between body and soul. After treatment, you will be served any of their healthy teas and you can continue your relaxation in their sanctuary lounge.
THANN Sanctuary at the new boutique Hotel Fort Canning is an oasis of peace and tranquility set within the very modern 2-storey glass cube building, and will be the first THANN spa outside of its homeland, Bangkok. On offer will be a wide range of spa treatments based on THANN’s art of natural therapy.
THANN therapists are extensively certified in anatomy, aromatherapy and massage with holistic treatment to re-discover inner physical and mental balance.
The Eng Wah Group is spending $100 million to give its cineplexes a much needed facelift. All the halls in Suntec City, West Mall in Bukit Batok and Empress in Clementi will be fitted with new seats and a $500k ticketing system has been implemented at Suntec City and West Mall.
The group revealed its multi-million-dollar renovation plans for its retail and cinemas in December and it;s the third cinema chain here to upgrade its theatres this year following Golden Village and Shaw Theatres. Golden Village revamped its 18-year-old multiplex in Yishun and added digital projection and 3-D technology to three of its 10 halls. The cineplex reopened recently after the $5 million upgrade.
Shaw Theatres is also spending more than $16 million to add three new halls to its original eight at flagship cineplex Lido, which has been operating since 1993. The cineplex closed in October and is due to open in April. Eng Wah has been operating in Singapore since the 1940s. Work has already started for Eng Wah's renovation project. Its theatres at Jubilee and Toa Payoh have been shuttered for good but the entertainment centres will be renovated and new retail tenants added.
The cinemas at Empress, which have been closed for four years, are also being renovated now and will reopen as the operator's biggest cineplex with 10 halls and 1,300 seats in 2012. It will also be redeveloped as Empress Entertainment Centre, a shopping mall that will include the upgraded cineplex.
Eng Wah's other two cinemas in West Mall and Suntec City will also be given an overhaul. Besides its cinema business, the Eng Wah Group owns businesses in the retail industry and also Hotel Fort Canning, a five-star hotel at The Legends Fort Canning, which cost $70 million to build.
Headoffice is at 400 Orchard Road, #16-06 Orchard Towers
Gattopardo serves contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a charcoal grill and wood-fired oven for baking gourmet pizzas. Diners can expect a different and refreshing style of cooking from Chef Lino who brings his 25 years of culinary experience to the fore – creating a rich variety of original dishes with varying depth of flavours that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.
Signature dishes include Amberjack with Sea Urchin Vinaigrette, Angel Hair Pasta with Grey Mullet “Bottarga” Roe and Sea Urchin, and specialty handmade pastas using the freshest ingredients and seafood. It may seem surprising for some, but Lino Sauro, one of the top chefs in Singapore specializing in Sicilian cuisine, spent a good 10 years of his life not having an ounce of liking for his profession.
Born in Sicily (South of Italy), young Lino started cooking at the age of 15. To him then, it was simply an occupation which would get him out of the house and enable him to do what he loved best – travelling. His work subsequently brought him all around the world where he had the opportunity to work with top chefs – some of whom were awarded the sought-after Michelin-star. With an insatiable penchant for further knowledge, he also delved deep into various food subjects by exchanging pointers with fellow chefs and reading a wide range of culinary books. This is why Chef Lino likes to call himself a “self-taught” chef. Through these exposures, he gained invaluable experiences and deeper insights into the culinary world and started to develop an appreciation and love for the art of cooking.
Lino then went on to become the Head Chef of fine dining "Capannina" restaurant at the 4-star Hotel & Resort Du Lac et du Park in Northern Italy– where he continued to redefine his cooking style. In 2006, determined to broaden his culinary horizon, he came to Singapore and was soon asked to be the Resident Chef of DOMVS in Sheraton Towers, where he implemented a menu that provided an authentic taste of his native Sicily.
Helming the kitchen of Gattopardo, Chef Lino now showcases an innovative menu featuring Mediterranean cuisine using the freshest top quality ingredients prepared with minimum fuss. He is no doubt excited about putting his culinary experiences to good use and bring out the best of Southern Italian cuisine to Singaporeans with lots of Sicilian sizzle!
The Hotel Fort Canning building is the result of the restoration of a former British Military structure.The military building was built in 1926 as the Administration Building of the British Far East Command HQ. The General-Officer-Commanding, Lieutenant-General Percival, had an office in this building. The building was occupied by the Japanese Military during the Occupation (1942-1945). The British Military took it back after the war and used it as part of the British Military Administration.
The building was taken over by the Singapore Armed Forces when Singapore became independent. In 1970, the building was used by the Singapore Command & Staff College (SCSC). In 1976, the SCSC moved out of the building, and it remained unoccupied until 1995, when it housed the Fort Canning Country Club. The Legends Fort Canning Park took over the premises in November 2002, and on 1 November 2010, it the restored heritage building re-opened as Hotel Fort Canning, the hotel wing of The Legends Fort Canning Park.
An urban oasis, the 86-room Hotel Fort Canning promises a unique sojourn. Presenting all of the amenities of a 5-star city-resort inclusive of state-of-the-art gym equipment by Techno-Gym, renowned Thai Spa operator - Thann; outstanding food & beverage outlets including Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizza Bar by the Garibaldi Group of Restaurants; two full-sized swimming pools and extensive meeting facilities, Hotel Fort Canning epitomizes the concept "urban oasis meets heritage hotel".
Surrounded by the lush greenery of a historical park, this unique setting straddles not only the Orchard Road shopping belt, the Clarke Quay entertainment hub, but also the Central Business District, and the Civic District. All in all - a most coveted address.
Hotel Fort Canning’s location in a City Park is truly central – to one side is Orchard Road, the main shopping drag and the Champs Elysees of Singapore; to another is the Clarke Quay Entertainment Hub, where myriad bars and restaurants can be found; and yet on another side is the Museums & Civic District, with at least 4 major museums within walking distance!
Nature may not be the first thing one associates with Singapore's prime shopping belt, but the Butterfly Trail at Orchard Road hopes to change this.
Professor Tommy Koh launched the first phase of the Butterfly Trail a project to highlight Singapore's urban biodiversity, with 900 shrubs and 24 trees planted along Nassim Road. With them included nectar plants, which will attract butterflies to the area.
Experts hope up to 50 species will find their way to the trail. There is also the butterfly walk, a four kilometer trail from the Botanic Gardens to Fort Canning Park that aims to increase interest in nature.