The aim of GCV is to stimulate among local students and community members a global mindset, provide global experience, foster global partnerships and promote the global branding of the institution.
The GCV is a physical "connecting place" for Temasek Polytechnic staff and students, as well as local and international partners. This is where the world comes to TP and TP goes out to the world. The GCV has a portal that serves as a platform for performances and interactions, an Art Gallery, a Multimedia Lab for students to learn foreign languages and cultures and classrooms. In addition, it has fifty residential learning spaces for students who take the subject Transnational Studies. GCV can also accommodate international exchange programmes.
The brand was born of a simple need, the solution to a frustrating problem: build a case that can withstand the rigors of rough travel. Today, that aluminum case, created nearly 70 years ago is the prototype for style, sophistication and uniqueness.
The company manufactures hard-wearing travel cases and briefcases, mainly of aluminium. It was originally a metal fabrication company called Zierold Company, which in 1946 changed its name to Zero Corporation.
Erle P. Halliburton, the founder of Halliburton, had commissioned the aluminium case in 1938 from aircraft engineers because other luggage could not endure the rough travel through Texas oil fields in a pickup truck. In addition to being more durable than a leather or cloth case due to its rigidity, the aluminium case seals tightly against dust and water.
The aluminium cases have appeared in over 200 Hollywood movies and television shows, often as a MacGuffin, and in professional wrestling, most notably used by Steve McMichael and Irwin R. Schyster.
In addition to aluminium, Zero Halliburton cases are available in polycarbonate and texalium.
Vabene, the Italian watch brand, founded by creative genius Giorgio Grimoldi has opened it's first stand-alone store in Singapore at "Mandarin Gallery".
Giorgio Grimoldi is the talented son of the Grimoldi Milano jewellery dynasty, well known for their profound expertise in high-end watch making, manufacturing and traditional Italian jewellery craftsmanship. The free-spirited Giorgio incorporated his magical touches onto this recognised luxury lineage, letting his aesthetic playfulness transcend into a brand he could call his own. This wonderful marriage of technical excellence and contemporary creative fashion design gave birth to Vabene.
It’s easy to understand the appeal of Vabene and why many big names, including Kelly Osbourne, Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Robert Downey Jr., Paris and Nicky Hilton love the brand. Vabene represents the hip and fun-loving, the bold and creative, the youthful and passionate. It is an alluring combination of quality and aesthetics, where beneath an ultra attractive facÌ§ade lies a realm of superlative excellence in substance and quality.
Their watches do not simply tell the time. Vabene is a lifestyle essential and a handy reminder to having a great time. Vabene embraces the fun aspects of life and makes an enthusiastic statement with its vibrant splash of modernity, funk and creativity. It is the personification of a happy lifestyle with a strong sense of self, love and ideals.
Based in Singapore, they offer specially selected fossil pieces acquired from around the world. Presenting pieces that were previously only available to museums and universities, Set in Stone looks to bring millions of years of natural history directly to your personal collections, living rooms and work spaces.
In addition to selecting rare pieces that are authentic and unique, they ensure that each piece has aesthetic qualities that you will enjoy. From collectors to homes and businesses, they believe that their selection of fossil pieces will catch your eye and stir the imagination of every viewer.
Cliff Hartono is the founder and director of Set in Stone Gallery Pte Ltd. Born in Hamburg, Germany, fossils have been a lifelong passion for him. He has travelled extensively around the globe to dig and acquire fossils for his personal collection.
On his various travels, Cliff noticed that some fossils had aesthetic qualities that were not fully appreciated by traditional hobbyists. Thus, he began to focus his search for fossils that belonged in the same echelon as rare antiques, paintings and sculptures. As his collection grew, Cliff began receiving an increasing number of requests from friends to purchase pieces for them. In 2012, Cliff left his corporate career at Credit Suisse’s London office behind to pursue his passion full-time.
Taroda Racing have launched the Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit. Work is now in progress for their new Race Circuit which will be opened end January 2013 or early February 2013.
Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit is a thrilling development for all RC drivers as this track is one of the biggest indoor air-conditioned race circuits in Singapore; which is now located inside E!Hub @ Downtown East.
RC drivers can play RC in a professional track with great comfort and the ambience also encourages member's families and friends to play RC together. Family members can shop, eat, watch movies, K-Box or go bowling within the same mall.
Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit concept is based on Grand Turismo Street Style. The whole area is approximately 4,500 sq ft with a showroom, a café and track size of about 3,000 sq ft.
The track is equipped with a 13.6 meter grand stand and a pit stop area which can accommodate 40 drivers. It also comes with 7 units of full size 1/10 car garage, 10 units of half size 1/10 front facing garage and 10 units of half size 1/10 back facing garage which are open for booking during the soft launch. There is also a Viewing Gallery about 18 meters long across Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit for your viewing pleasure. Let the excitement begin!
Atelier Fang is a brand new fashion label, boasting a superb collection of fabulous shoes.
For the women who like to let their shoes do the talking, Atelier Fang’s statement footwear is the answer. Making its debut with a fabulous new boutique, this new shoe label is the brainchild of the ambitious and talented ShiQi Fang. The 25-year-old is on a mission to bring bold, vibrantly coloured shoes to the swelling ranks of fashion-loving shoe addicts, without having to dent your wallet.
Using only premium materials carefully sourced from Europe (including horsehair, calf leather, suede and patent leather), Atelier Fang has rolled out three inaugural collections - Classic, Provocative and Tongue & Cheek. From impossibly high to comfortable ballet flats, there is a pair for every woman and every need.
Ito-Kacho, a new-corner to Singapore's gastronomic scene, might very well show us how it is done when it comes to serving high quality beef.
A subsidiary of a large Japanese corporation known as Sumikin Bussan, Ito-Kacho was first established in 2009 in Japan with the sole intention of providing you an opportunity to taste top grade barbecued beef at a more affordable cost. They import their stock of Wagyu cattle solely from an island called Kyushu.
As one of the first Yakiniku (barbecue) restaurants in Japan to use chilled instead of frozen meat, Ito-Kacho gives your taste buds an entirely new experience when it comes to beef. Due to the temperature at which the beef is stored at, its marbling is retained and thereby gives a better overall consistency.
Their extensive menu includes premium cuts such as Wagyu-Sasami (Flank Steak) and Toku-Jo-Bara (Short Rib) which are guaranteed to melt in your mouth, whilst the unusual offering of Wagyu tongue (Cow's tongue) is available if you are curious enough to venture into a more unfamiliar territory.
The interior design of the restaurant is a sleek, classy combination of black and brown wood. This coupled with warm and inviting lighting, provides you with a cosy feeling. If you are worried about the accompanying smell of smoke and barbecue, rest assured, the convection system built into the barbecue pit sucks out any air that rises above the cooking food.
Three times its former size, the four-storey club is the largest in Safra's network of five clubs with a gross floor area of over 24,000 square metres. With a much larger club, Safra has doubled the number of enrichment facilities in the new club, with seven outlets in total, up from four previously. The number of F&B outlets in Safra Toa Payoh has also quadrupled, from two outlets to a total of eight dining options in the new club.
Positioned as an Edutainment hub, the new club is poised to inject a breath of heightened vibrancy to the Toa Payoh estate with a host of distinctive enrichment, F&B and recreational facilities and services for NSmen and their families.
Safra Toa Payoh offers a myriad of recreational choices for the young NSmen, including Toa Payoh’s first bowling centre managed by SuperBowl as well as Singapore’s first billiard tournament hall with seating gallery.
NSmen and residents living near the new club will get to enjoy Safra's largest gym, which incidentally is also the largest gym in Toa Payoh. The 16,000 square feet gym is equipped with an IPPT functional training area dedicated for NSmen to prepare for their IPPT. It is also Safra's third IPPT test centre besides the EnergyOne gyms in Safra Tampines and Safra Jurong. Other sports facilities, such as badminton and squash courts as well as a six-lane 50 meter swimming pool, are also available at the club.
In 2015, Safra will be building a new facility in Punggol, bringing the total number to six. Themed a Family Lifestyle Resort.
Since 1898 Rimowa luggage has been accompanying people around the world. Dieter Morszeck, CEO of Rimowa, is leading the company rich in tradition in its third generation. Like his grandfather who founded the company, he places great importance on perfect craftsmanship and precise production. Just like his father who introduced aluminum to the production, he is committed to new developments and continuously expanding the product range.
The Rimowa logo not only represents the essence of excellent travel culture, but is also an assurance that a genuine Rimowa is your perfect travel companion, wherever you are in the world.
Toni&Guy was established in Singapore in 1995, and with over 45 years of international experience, they are committed to the highest standards of hairdressing. They take great care to cater to your diverse needs; with personalised looks to suit your unique features, hair type and lifestyle.
Toni&Guy Mandarin Gallery is now ready to bring you the talent, technique and tradition that Toni&Guy is known for.
Make your appointment soon to experience great style and beauty services.
The 35-year-old Science Centre is set to go through a $29 million revamp.
The work includes building a digital planetarium, a virtual aquarium, a city gallery, a children science centre and a space academy. In order to respond to the rapid profession of Science and technology and its need to keep up with new attractions.
One of the first attractions to be ready will be the $8.5 million children science centre targeted at kids aged eight and below; as well as a three dimensional virtual aquarium to allow a multi-sensory experience.
A $5 million city gallery and a $7 million space academy will be launched by 2017, where students will be able to participate to intensive programmes by former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) scientists.
The Asian Civilisation Museum has received a $5 million gift from Hong Leong Foundation for the project, the largest cash donation made to the museum to date. The donation will cover part of the cost of the expansion of the museum’s Chinese gallery and acquisition of artefacts for the collection.
With the expansion, the museum has plans to revamp the current China gallery display. One of the highlights of the redesigned space will be an area dedicated to the arts of Fujian. Highlights will include regional specialties from Fujian such as longyanwood furniture and the museum's collection of blanc de Chine porcelain from Dehua, one of the best in the world.
Expected to be completed in 2015, the new galleries will take advantage of natural light and provide you a unique experience.
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.
Modern and contemporary art from Europe and the US can be seen in the Italian gallery started by director Massimiliano Mucciaccia. The gallery was founded inside the wide rooms of the 16th century palace “Muti-Bussi” in Rome’s Aracoeli, and has mounted historical shows featuring works by Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Rauschenberg and Jacques Villeglé.
In Singapore, Partners & Mucciaccia features the works of artists including Picasso, Pizza Cannella and Marco Tirelli. The gallery is a space for artists, critics, collectors and students to meet and give life to interesting projects and themes, stimulating observation and discourse.
Sephora, Singapore's beauty authority offers a diverse selection of beauty products, from classics to their very own private label. Make it your No.1 quintessential beauty stop and be dazzled by the amazing selection on offer.
Sephora’s success as the beauty authority takes the lead from its ethos of 3 E’s: Ease, Excitement and Education, to provide a one-stop beauty destination that is renowned for its ability to highlight trends, shape aesthetic codes and administer tailor-made advice.
The Sephora flagship store at Starhill Gallery continues the brand’s penchant for audacity in its wide r
ange of classic and emerging beauty brands in an expansive but easy-to-wander environment that leaves no one: beauty junkies and newbies alike, mystified.
Founded in 1970 in France, Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept and was acquired in 1997 by Paris based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group. Today, Sephora has over 1,000 stores in 27 countries.
In 2010, Cottonseed was born as a non-profit gallery in the Mullae Art Village, Seoul, Korea. Cottonseed has been an active incubator and working site for local artists and communities and has both supported and participated in diverse collaborations and independent projects. Having inherited the spirit and experiences of Cottonseed in Seoul, Space Cottonseed represents artists from Korea, Asia, as well as other parts of the world.
With the support from an international network, it will present exhibitions and associated events, catalogue-books, talks and accompanying activities of the highest quality.
The gallery presents its inaugural exhibition Prelude and has invited five artists from South Korea, Singapore and China to participate. The exhibition is an introductory showcase that introduces five of the gallery artists and their works to the public in Singapore for the first time.
The sister gallery to Langgeng Gallery one of the top galleries in Indonesia, Equator Art Projects aims to be a platform for art that is intelligent, sensuous and “of-this-moment”, regardless the medium.
Equator Art Projects also shows the works of regional artists from Singapore, China and the Philippines, and the gallery seeks to contribute to the study of Southeast Asian art history through its exhibitions and publications.
Together with Indonesia, the Phillipines is the backbone of art in Southeast Asia. Silverlens’ unique vision for the region, through its exhibition program, artist representation and institutional collaborations, aims to place Philippine contemporary art within the broader framework of international contemporary art dialogue.
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.
Gillman Barracks used to be a facility for British military forces during the colonial time and for Singaporean Armed Forces after 1979. From 2010, the government started to renovate the historical buildings in the area, turning the spot into an art destination with the fulfillment of art galleries, Center of Contemporary Art (CCA) and Artist-in-Residence. Tomio Koyama Gallery is one of the selected galleries, and will keep introducing contemporary art from the perspectives of Japan, Asia and the world.
Since 2001, the gallery has participated in numerous international art fairs. From its base in Tokyo, it has expanded into Kyoto with Tomio Koyoma Gallery Kyoto, TKG Editions Kyoto and TKG Ceramics. More recently, it opened 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyoma Gallery in Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo and now their latest space in Singapore.
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.
From mid-October, you will be able to discover the new two-storey and 3,983 sq ft boutique stocked with the full collection of both the core and season accessories, full womenswear range and Mulberry shoes.
The company was founded in 1971 by Roger Saul and his mother Joan. In 1973 they opened a factory in Somerset, England. Mulberry established itself as a British lifestyle brand, noted for its leather poacher bags including the binocular bag and dispatch bag.
Mulberry has stores throughout the UK and all over the world including Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia. The brand continues to make designer leather goods at its original Somerset factory, called The Rookery. They to expand the factory increasing the number of bags produced in the UK.
In 2006, Mulberry launched an apprenticeship programme to encourage local youths to learn production skills and providing training and employment for the local community. Apprentices that graduate from the programme are offered a job at the factory in Somerset.
The new store showcases both men and women's mainline Paul Smith collection including Paul Smith London, PS by Paul Smith, Paul Smith Jeans and Black Label collections and a selection of shoes and accessories for both men and women.
The 2,368 square feet boutique boutique combines a modern and antique style.
The English designer Paul Smith created his own label in 1976. Since then, the brand has been known for putting a twist on classic schoolboy and girl looks, in the form of super bright stripes, loud prints, contrasting colors, and extra-sharp tailoring.
Every design and accessory includes the trademark stripe which are known throughout the fashion world.
Sundaram Gallery has recently opened at Gillman Barracks. The gallery is part of the 13 new international galleries selected between 30 applicants by a government-appointed committee of private and public arts experts.
Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. They focus on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, their goal is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts.
Tagore's first Asian gallery opened in Hong Kong in 2008. It was also the first international gallery to land in the city, preceding a wave of openings in the following years including Gagosian Gallery and White Cube.
With alliances across the globe, their interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.
Set right in the heart of Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road, Leica's second standalone store sets itself among the retail heaven for all discerning fashionistas: Mandarin Gallery.
At first glance, Leica looks like the kind of camera brand that is reserved just for the professional photographers, or at the very least, serious amateurs. However, the truth is, this renowned German company has everything to delight you with its impeccably made products. The only pre-requisites to owning a Leica seem to be a love of, and a passion for, photography. If you are one who relishes the fascinating experience of capturing a moment in time, a Leica will suit you beautifully.
Leica has a special culture of the picture. Our eyes have the greatest influence over how we perceive and understand our world. Leica has a long history of focusing on perception and has developed innovative instruments that afford a unique seeing experience.
Located in the heart of town, it is now more convenient than ever to find out more about Leica’s impressive range of cameras. Whether you make your living from taking pictures or simply want to preserve special moments in your life for posterity, there is a Leica for you.
As the world expands, Kate Spade's graceful, exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in every category they enter, from handbags to clothing.
Kate Spade New York recently opened a new store at Ion Gallery. Whether it is handbags, accessories, jewelry, shoes, apparel, eyewear, hosier or fragrance. Utility, wit and playful sophistication are the brand's hallmarks.
It all started back in 1993, when Kate Brosnahan, a former accessories editor at mademoiselle, set out to design the sleek, utilitarian handbag she'd been craving for years, but hadn’t been able to find and so began a revolution in the accessories market.
Over time, core values they reinforced by classic shapes and modern graphic elements, establishing a visual shorthand for the iconic American brand.
Today, you are able to find Kate Spade New York women everywhere, with 89 boutiques in Asia, a new flagship in Brazil and distribution in more than 400 doors worldwide.
This quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé has its flagship store at 30 Penhas Road, Lavender, a second outlet at Mandarin Gallery and a third outlet at The Scarlet Hotel which is situated very close yet nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The patisserie is paying homage to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France who was so often revered for her fine taste and her lavishly indulgent love for an excess of meticulously crafted pastries. Antoinette sets the benchmark for the pastry and dessert scene in Singapore, but with her takes of French classic desserts.
Antoinette’s repertoire of French classics will tempt everyone. The Religiuese of Caramel is a visually stunning tower of choux puffs filled with the most luscious caramel cream accentuated by touch of fleur de sel, crowned with caramel glaze and delicate butter cream trimmings. The Savarin, a grand classic in the French pastry context, consist of a baba pastry delicately infused citrus rum syrup and finished with a rosette of vanilla crème Chantilly. Finally the melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate mousse perfumed with the aromas of earl grey tea encases a chocolate biscuit, raspberry coulis and an earl grey tea crumble. At the viennoiserie shelf you’ll find a selection of the most buttery and flaky pastries you can get warmed up. A special mention has to be for the kouglof; a yeasted bread-like cake with the aromas of orange blossom water specked with nuggets of moist raisins and toasted almond flakes. This is a traditional Alsatian specialty that is lovingly baked in a glazed earthenware mould giving it its distinctive shape of a crown, a favourite of Maire Antoinette.
On the menu one will find classic French offerings such as Boeuf Bourguignon, a slow braised wagyu brisket in red wine served with garlic mash and seasonal vegetables and a traditional country pate,pan fried and served with cornichon, petit salad, two mustards and warm baguette. Or how about some authentic French crepes served with a wide range of generous fillings both savoury and sweet.
You will be sure to find yourself lured into a welcoming lounge fit for royalty with refined plush upholstery, panelled walls, antique lighting and a cosy fireplace. Definitely a treat well deserved.
A new type of gallery has opened in Singapore. Call it nomadic in concept, Artemiss Contemporary takes art to the people by holding exhibitions in unusual places, restaurants, shops, salons, hotels, flats, as well as its own gallery space. They propose a wide variety of original artworks, in limited editions, different styles and at affordable prices.
Popular in Europe, this is the first time the idea of a roving art gallery for European art is being launched in Singapore. Clementine de Forton, the brainchild of gallery owner explains she wants to display the artworks they love in living interiors, that way anybody can see and appreciate the pieces in a friendly environment. They share their passion for amazing European arts, photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, with the widest group of people possible.
Her partner, Gaetane Prinselaar. thinks of these spaces as a totally different atmosphere to galleries. The buzz of a venue filled with people having a good time lends an extra dimension to artworks. That’s particularly true of their first exhibition, the urban muse, which focuses on the world’s great cities, and the dynamism, drive, humour and trauma of the urban environment. An unexpected encounter with an artwork is like a moment out of time, and that’s exactly the emotion the artists in our exhibition are trying to achieve.
The urban muse comprises several original artworks by four artists: Christian McManus, Christophe Jacrot, Caroline Benech and Joel Odesser. Through photography and mixed media each artist explores the city in surprising and original ways. Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London and many more are re-imagined and embellished, revealing their beauty and diversity.
Clementine de Forton regularly travels to Europe to meet exceptional new artists and select their finest work for exhibition in Asia, often for the first time. As well as the roving shows, Artemiss Contemporary has a collection of work by the artists it represents, which can be seen at its permanent gallery in Singapore by appointment.
As well as exhibiting and selling the artworks, Artemiss Contemporary’s services include leasing, art counseling for interior design projects, creating public artistic events and corporate gifts such as signed art books.
The MediaCorp artist Tay Ping Hui, was introduced as their brand Ambassador for Spring / Summer 2012 collection.
Since its very 1st collection in 1997, it has successfully combined fashion and sportwear with an elegant use of high-quality materials. J.Lindeberg’s main collection and it’s progressive golf collection are sold in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Neutral greys, chalky whites and beiges dominates the color palettes, with this season’s must-have: the unique ‘Concord Travel Wool’ travelling blazer that is unconstructed with hidden internal pockets for everything the modern gentleman traveler needs to carry.
Fot them it’s all about respecting craftsmanship. In the materials they choose and where the weaver’s skills are paramount. In the way the garment is cut and where the lines in the seams inspire pure joy. Where traditions and innovations meet and interact to createsomething genuine and unmistakably J.Lindeberg.
The store is brightly lit with untreated concrete floors, setting stage for perfectly, arranged redesigned vintage furniture and showcases in ash-wood and wood fixtures that forms the world of J.Lindeberg.
Balzac Brasserie is located at Rendezvous Hotel’s newly-opened dining gallery, alongside the busy Bras Basah thoroughfare. White-laced curtains, banquette seats, an original Parisian long bar fitted with an operating antique draft beer dispenser and furniture straight from the City of Lights make up the café-culture atmosphere.
Named after Honoré de Balzac, the famous French novelist and playwright, the Brasserie serves up a slice of unpretentious and unassuming, but done with an amazing attention to details.
The Food is approachable, with straightforward flavors typical of French classics. A small, edited selection of dishes is available for breakfast, followed by a larger menu of favorites for lunch, dinner and bar snacks. And keeping to the character of a real French Brasserie, a daily special set menu is served every lunch and dinner.
The French classics are prepared by chef Jean-Charles Dubois and his team. Chef Dubois comes from the village of Angers in Loire Valley, France and he was previously from The French Kitchen. His love for the freshest ingredients combined with modern culinary techniques enables him to produce delicious, perfectly done cuisine.
You definitely can’t miss the Foie Gras De “Castaing” Appetizer. This home-made foie gras terrine is served with seasonal fruit compote, farmer’s toast and petite salade. It is perfect just before a meal or as a finger food accompanied by some drinks at the bar.
If you’re craving for some true blue French cuisine or some drinks, do check out Balzac Brasserie that not only takes pride in its food but the setting of the bistro too!
Photo Credit : Alex Ang
#01-01 Rendezvous Gallery, Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Road
Complementing Singapore’s position as the Asian hub for business, finance and education is Singapore’s growing importance as a centre for contemporary art in Asia. Events such as the Singapore Biennale, Art Stage Singapore, complemented by public museums, non-profit spaces and commercial galleries, have created a vibrant arts scene that is making waves in the region and beyond. The contemporary arts scene has seen steady growth in the last 10 years, with increasing local and regional interest in events, exhibitions and education. As the number of venues dedicated to contemporary art increases, more international artists are choosing to unveil their new works to the world from Singapore, thus cementing its position as the centre for contemporary art in Asia.
The deliberate development of the local contemporary art industry in the past decade by the state has resulted in a vibrant arts scene that has been propelled by growing commercial activities including gallery exhibitions, art fairs and auctions. Coupled with Singapore’s strategic position within Asia and an extensive infrastructure of support services, there is no better place to establish your contemporary art gallery in this region.
Gillman Barracks will be the new contemporary art destination in Asia. Distinguished as a creative and intellectual centre, it will become a centre for the production, discussion and distribution of contemporary art in Asia. Complementing the local and international galleries and creative industries will be several new initiatives designed to grow the visual arts ecosystem in region, particularly in the areas of exhibition, residencies, and research.
Anchored within Gillman Barracks will be the newly established Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore which will be one of the key programming platforms in this new contemporary art destination in Asia. Through its diverse exhibition, residency and research programmes, CCA Singapore aims to be the centre for the production, presentation and interpretation of the arts of our times as well as a catalyst for the exchange of ideas and creative expressions.
Devoted to the presentation of innovative and groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary art, CCA Singapore’s exhibition programmes embrace a global, multi-disciplinary, and diverse approach towards the presentation and interpretation of contemporary art, showcasing the latest developments through exhibitions, as well as new projects by significant and emerging Singapore, international and Asian artists.
International Artist Residency Programme (IARP)
The International Artist Residency Programme (IARP) will be Singapore’s first internationally-tiered offering that will facilitate the production and creation of works by significant established and emerging international and Asian artists and establish Singapore as a centre for contemporary art creation in the region.
Centre for Contemporary Art Research
The Centre for Contemporary Art Research will be a centre of excellence for the study and research for contemporary art in the region. It will contribute to the discourse and knowledge on Asian and international art production as well as informing the context of cultural production today.
Complementing these core programmes will be year-round dedicated programmes focused in the areas of education, community outreach and audience engagement. The former military barracks are slated to open in the second quarter of 2012 as an international destination for contemporary art with the following galleries confirmed to open thus far:
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)
The Ministry of National Development (MND) recently unveiled further details of its plans for the redevelopment of Geylang Serai, including the new plans for the current Malay Village.
Under the Master Plan 2008, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced that Paya Lebar Central, which Geylang Serai is located within, will be developed into a lively regional centre with a distinct cultural identity. The area will be a pedestrian-friendly commercial hub with offices, retail, hotels, as well as attractive public spaces.
Plans are also in the pipeline for a new civic centre with a public plaza to be built next to the Geylang Serai Market. The working name for the new civic centre is 'Wisma Geylang Serai'. Currently, the 10,000 sqm centre is expected to house a Community Club, a Malay Heritage Gallery, Community Development Council offices and other community-related facilities. The civic centre will be developed by the People's Association (PA) together with other partners such as the National Arts Council (NAC) and National Heritage Board (NHB). The civic centre is expected to be completed by 2015/16.
There will be a 2,000 sqm public plaza beside the civic centre that will cater to cultural events such as performances as well as community events such as festive activities and bazaars.
To retain the annual Hari Raya festivities in the area, URA has also planned for wide pedestrian malls and attractive public areas along Geylang Road so as to provide high quality spaces for festive bazaars and community activities. URA will also be implementing street improvement works within the road reserve to support the annual Hari Raya bazaar while the development of the area takes place. The street improvement works are expected to be completed by June 2012.
In order to realise these proposals, some existing developments will have to be phased out for redevelopment to take place. One of these is the Malay Village, a private commercial development built in 1989, whose lease will expire at the end of 2011. Apart from the civic centre and a public plaza, the Malay Village site will host commercial developments, and an access road to serve new developments.
However, to ensure that Malay trades remain in the area and have the opportunity to slowly evolve into new developments in Geylang Serai, the lease of Tanjong Katong Complex will be extended for another 10 years after the building is upgraded in around 2013.
Since 1996, Elephant & Coral has been offering their customers unique and treasured luxury lifestyle products. Their beginnings were in retailing fine pens, desk accessories and exquisite gifts for pen collectors and as a rare company offering such unique and treasured gifts for one-of-a-kind occasions.
Over the years, Elephant & Coral has expanded their library of offerings to include fitting and select products and services that their customers will appreciate. This includes customized, bespoke stationery printed on fine Crane’s cotton fibre-derived papers. They also offer a pen and collection assessment service and are able to seek out rare writing instruments for those who desire to add that special collectible to their lives.
Through all they do and offer, our Mission, Vision and Values guide them in building Elephant & Coral as one of the most important iconic destination for writing instrument and fine stationery, for collectors and customers worldwide.
A moment, an hour or even an afternoon spent in their discreet and tranquil boutique is always an experience of discovery. Their trained and attentive staff are always on-hand to provide assistance whether it is choosing the right pen gift, guiding you towards which desk accessories to select, or as your consultant in customizing bespoke stationery. If you prefer to browse uninterrupted, our boutique staff will be as unobtrusive as you wish until you ask for help. But whichever your perusing style, take the time to discover this quiet world of pens and papers with Elephant & Coral, and you may be surprised at the stories, and connections you make there. At Elephant & Coral, they believe that every visit should be an enjoyable experience.
Chelsey Papier is their bespoke stationery service department that advises and consults with you to design the perfect notes and papers for life’s most important moments. Using only Crane’s superbly fine quality 100% cottonseed-derived paper, mark the arrival of a new born, a wedding or anniversary invitation, a graduation, a birthday, or any time you want to send out messages that matter, with your very own exquisite stationery.
Elephant & Coral have just moved from their old location at Wheelock Place to The Mandarin Gallery...
Set literally next door to wild rocket at Mount Emily, Wild Oats is housed in a charming colonial mansion amidst a sprawling garden.
For those who prefer cool air-conditioned comfort, the indoor area has classic black leather armchairs and designer bar stools. Outdoors, the chenai wooden deck with nostalgic rattan chairs is the perfect place to sip champagne and indulge in star gazing amidst the lush tropical greenery.
Being in the Bras Basah-Bugis district which is set to be the arts, culture, and entertainment hub in the city center, Wild Oats shares the premises with Emily Hill – a multi-talented and multi disciplinary group of creative people including an art gallery (MonsoonAsia Gallery), a glass artist (Ms. Tan Sock Fong), a theatre school (Theatre Training & Research Program) and renowned sculptor Mr. Sun Yu-li.
Although wild oats has a wide selection of drinks – easy drinking wine from both old and new world, local and international beers (including Hoegarden and Stella Artois) and classic/original cocktails, the most popular drinks are the Lambrini (a slightly sparkling perry from the UK), Emily Royale (wild oats' original champagne cocktail made with strawberry puree & crème de casis) and G.H. Mumm Champagne.
A small but delectable selection of finger food is also available. A Greek favorite, the feta and spinach pie is given a local twist and made into Feta Tofu & Spinach Wantons at wild oats. There are also the very popular Parmesan Wings, only the mid-section is used (because that's the best part!), deep fried to a golden crust and drizzled with your choice of homemade chicken-rice style super spicy chili sauce or a creamy gorgonzola sauce. If you want something more substantial, try one of the Hot Bitches (more politely known as Hot Dogs elsewhere), each one with different toppings including chili con carne & sautéed onions.
Verve Pizza Bar has opened it’s latest outlet at The Marina Bay City Gallery. In addition to offering Alfresco dinning by the river, Verve has one of the very best and most authentic Italian Pizza in Singapore. Italian Executive Chef Luca Di Pietro has designed a classic Italian menu of traditional thin crust Pizza and a selection of freshly made traditional Italian Pasta dishes.
With Pizza slices and pasta from just $5, and traditional Italian Paninis at just $6, eating out in style at Marina Bay doesn’t need to be expensive. Other “must try’s” include Verve’s homemade Gelato Italian Ice Cream. Check out their decadent chocolate made with 70% cocoa french chocolate coverture.
Verve is family friendly and being situated right next to the dancing water jets, offers plenty of fun opportunities for the kids. Verve Pizza Bar is located opposite the Marina Bay MRT.
Verve is a privately owned company and has two other outlets in One North (Off North Buona Vista Road) and Clarke Quay.
Top 5 Pizza Facts:
1. Pizza first went on sale in the streets of Naples, Italy in 1738 - (That’s 38 Years before The Declaration of Independence in what was to become The United States).
2. In 1830 Antica Pizzeria PortA’lba become Italy’s first dedicated Pizza Restaurant - Remarkably, the restaurant is still there and serves Pizza to this day.
3. The classic Margherita Pizza, was first made in 1889 to honour the Queen consort of Italy “Margherita of Savoy”
4. The colours of the first Margherita were meant to represent the Italian flag - Green (Fresh Basil), White (Mozzarella Cheese) and Red (Fresh Tomato). It was designed by the Neapolitan Chef Raffaele Esposito and was the first Pizza to have cheese.
5. Pizza only become popular in America during the 20th century after immigrants moved there from Italy. New York’s, first ever Pizza restaurant was believed to be opened in Little Italy in 1905.
11 Marina Boulevard, Ground Floor, Marina City Bay Gallery
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.”
When Marina Bay was first reclaimed in the 1970s, urban planners foresaw its rich potential for the future growth of Singapore’s city centre. Out of the sea, the area has now been developed into the dazzling centerpiece of Singapore’s urban transformation. Come and learn the story behind Singapore’s Garden City by Bay at the Marina Bay City Gallery.
Located on the waterfront with a commanding city view, the Marina Bay City Gallery is housed in a sparkling new two-story building with sustainable design features. Visit them to find out the latest developments, including the most up-to-date plans, technological advances and events at Marina Bay.
Get a bird's eye view of the city and discover our landmarks on an innovative city model. Peer into the horizon over the Marina Bay model and see what lies kilometres beyond - even on a cloudy day. Learn more about your favourite buildings at the Bay as you locate more than 20 landmarks on the model and see each one light up at the touch of your hand.
Find out fun facts about Marina Bay. Marina Bay is a site of wonder and innovation. Be wowed by amazing technical feats and impressive facts about the Bay.
Chart the amazing growth of our city on an interactive timeline. Take a spin through time at Marina Bay. Travel back to the 1800s and see how Marina Bay transformed from a swampy coastline at the mouth of the Singapore River to a vibrant new waterfront in the heart of Singapore’s business and financial district.
Talk to the people who made it happen. How was Marina Bay planned? Why did the downtown have to grow? Let their urban planners and architects answer your questions!
Live the future by the Bay. Learn how they are building a sustainable future at Marina Bay.
Get ideas on how to spend your day. Browse the interactive Fun Finder and get inspired on how to fill your day at the Bay with events and activities from morning till night!
Explore Marina Bay on foot. This Bay is made for walking! Put on your walking shoes and head out into the city. With their specially designed Fun Trails to guide you, moving around Marina Bay on foot is a breeze.
Fancy a guided tour with their friendly crew? Sign up for their free daily guided gallery tours held at 11.30am and 4.00pm at their Welcome Desk. Put on your walking shoes and join their friendly guides on a 30-minute Walking Tour along the Waterfront Promenade held daily at 4.30pm starting from the Marina Bay City Gallery right after their guided gallery tour at 4.00pm!
The lavish $100 million clubhouse renovation is just the start. However, there is now a New Course with a layout which has undergone intensive work in preparation for the Asian Amateur Championship at the end of September. The first nine holes of the course were opened late last year following reclamation and upgrading work.
The greens were rebuilt to USGA specifications using Bermuda Tiff-dwaft grass, presenting the world's best surfaces. The course has also been lengthened to 6,500 metres (almost 7,200 yards) - a key factor for the Asian Amateur tournament which will present the winner with an invitation to the following year's US Masters at Augusta National. Included among the works have been upgrades to the golf course's irrigation system and drainage systems and the construction of high-quality bunkers to help manage the heavy rains, common to Singapore throughout the year.
Renovation work on the back nine holes, which includes the addition of a sand cap between the soil and grass to allow better drainage and growth of the new Zoysia turf grass in the fairways and rough has only just been completed. The New Course will boast a number of 'signature holes' which, along with the stunning view of the reservoir, dramatic elevation changes and the tranquility of the surrounding natural jungle will present a spectacular backdrop for the worldwide television audience, along with visitors and players.
The course will be set up for a dynamic tournament. They are looking forward to seeing fantastic play throughout the 18 holes with a dramatic finish to the AAC event with the drivable par four 17th hole and the challenging par five 18th to finish at their new clubhouse.
The clubhouse itself will be the centre piece of the club's development on the island location. It will feature a built-in area of 160,000 square feet and will offer new dining and banquet facilities. The all-new three-storey clubhouse will include a number of options such as a signature Chinese restaurant, an international restaurant and a cafe. It will also contain a ballroom with a seating capacity of 500, a Heritage walk and Heritage Gallery.
Another prominent feature at the island setting is the A-frame building which currently houses a reception counter, a cafe, golf bag dropoff facilities and management offices. As part of on-going redevelopment and upgrading works, the A -frame building will be converted into a gym and lifestyle centre.
The Singapore Island Country Club dates back to 1963 when it was formed following a merger of the Royal Singapore Golf Club and the Royal Island Club. Royal Singapore was originally known as The Golf Club and was formed in 1891. Members played on the race course owned by the Singapore Sporting Club.
As business grew in the area, the Golf Club moved to a new home at Bukit Timah in 1924. Its name was changed to the Royal Singapore Golf Club on November 12, 1938 when King George VI became its patron.
The complex is now known for its fine courses, which have hosted many prominent tournaments. The club contains four world-class 18-hole championship courses, an executive nine-hole course and putting and chipping greens carved out of natural terrain at both the island and Bukit locations. The latter layout hosted, among other key tournaments, the 1969 World Cup and the 1993 Johnnie Walker Classic.
Singapore's only natural history museum, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has received its latest philanthropic gift of S$25 million from the Lee Foundation. This latest gift enables the RMBR to embark on building a new purpose-designed building for its invaluable collection of animals and plants specimens. To be renamed the 'Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum', the new building will showcase Southeast Asian biodiversity and environmental issues in an exhibition hall that will be 10 times the size of the current gallery.
The new museum will also be home to the existing collection of 500,000 specimens of mammals, birds, amphibians and other invertebrates. This is the oldest natural history collection of animals in Singapore, including some century-old artefacts and extinct animals. It is also one of the largest collections of Southeast Asian animals in the region and is the second oldest natural history collection in Southeast Asia after Indonesia's Bogor Museum.
The University believes strongly in the national significance of this project and has provided the museum with a larger and highly strategic site on their Kent Ridge campus. The new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, which is expected to be ready by 2014, will be located adjacent to the NUS University Cultural Centre along Kent Ridge Crescent. When ready, the natural history museum would, with its neighbours the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the NUS Centre for the Arts and the NUS Museum, be part of a heritage and cultural hub at Kent Ridge.
The RMBR embarked on a fundraising campaign in late 2009 to build a new natural history museum for Singapore after an overwhelming response to an International Museum Day Open House held in May 2009. The open house attracted more than 3,000 visitors, which severely stretched the museum's physical and manpower resources. An unnamed donor, responding to media reports, came forward with a pledge of S$10 million to support the fundraising project. The latest philanthropic donation by the Lee Foundation and with donations from other donors brings the total funds raised to S$46 million.
The funds raised to date will be used for the development of the new natural history museum building. The RMBR Fundraising Committee will soon embark on the next phase of its fundraising efforts to equip the new museum with high-quality new exhibits for the galleries. The RMBR team also hopes to develop a strong public programme.
The RMBR at NUS is the custodian of one of the earliest natural history collections in Southeast Asia. The 160-year-old collection was inherited from the then Raffles Museum and Library at Stamford Road in the 1970s, after the museum was renamed the National Museum and refocused its attention on the arts and history. Over the past 40 years, the collection has grown to more than 566,000 specimens.
In recent years, environmental issues such as climate change and global warming have captured the world's attention. There is increased awareness of the importance of biodiversity as an economic and scientific resource, and how human activities such as the overharvesting of species, introduction of alien species and habitat destruction have caused dramatic losses in biodiversity. The RMBR provides vital scientific expertise in aiding the research that may one day find solutions to these problems.
Public support for the museum and its collections and research has grown tremendously over the years. With the resources bestowed by the benefactors, the new museum hopes to provide larger and more comprehensive exhibition galleries, display even more specimens of historical and scientific significance, and include modern interactive exhibits to further enhance its role in reaching out and engaging the public.
Funds are still needed to make this museum a reality. A website has been launched to accept donations from the public. Your gift will help to create a museum that we all can be proud of! You can donate online, by cheque or call to make donations in cash or other gifts.
Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
If your head belongs to art and design, then get your head to the newly opened NAFA Creative Design Centre + Gallery. Located wihtin NAFA’s Fashion Campus 2, this space is all geared up for exhibitions and events, and comes armed with a super collection of arty books (courtesy of Thames & Hudson).
The gallery will enjoy its grand opening on 10 March with an exhibition of local designer Frederick Lee, entitled “The World of Frederick Lee”.
Meet. Exhibit. Celebrate. Grand Hyatt Singapore brings the ultimate event experience to the dynamic meetings and exhibition scene, with the launch of The Gallery, a first of its kind concept in Singapore. Designed by renowned Super Potato, The Gallery comprises an all-encompassing event space housing a Loft Kitchen, Lounge, two Ateliers and Salons which has the versatility for a completely exclusive and private venue. Themed after a modern contemporary art gallery, exclusive art collections are showcased throughout the Ateliers and Salons. The Gallery will be able to accommodate both corporate meetings and social galas, with features enhancing the experience for each.
• Main event venue (option for division into two separate Salons for smaller and intimate events)
• Accommodates up to 240 guests for a banquet or 360 delegates for a seminar
• Perfect venue for gala dinners, wedding receptions, social parties and corporate meetings
• High-definition interactive screens for a critical corporate presentation or wedding montage
LOFT KITCHEN & LOUNGE
• Sets the scene for intimate ambience and dedicated service
• Show-kitchen concept with a la minute cuisine
• Complemented by a fully-equipped bar counter
• Comfortable ottomans and lounge seats at The Lounge for mingling
• Function as breakout rooms for corporate meetings or ceremonial venues for weddings
• One Atelier features its own dressing room with a private entrance
Construction workers complete work on the roof of the Singapore ArtScience Museum on February 8, 2011 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 50,000 sqft, lotus- inspired building, is the worlds first ArtScience Museum and will house 21 galleries.
The large roof dish collects rain water which falls through the center atrium of the building as a waterfall, at night the roof then transforms into an amphitheatre displaying a light and laser show with the Singapore skyline as a backdrop.
The museum is set to open to the public on the 17th of February at 1.18 pm, the time chosen by the projects Feng Shui master.
VP is a new art gallery space focused on limited edition artworks, merchandise, events and a lifestyle that is inspired by photography. It is situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's premiere retail and shopping district. The space consists of two floors of exhibition and retail area located in a 3000 sq ft pre-war Peranakan shophouse. VP maintains a regular exhibition schedule featuring the artworks of established artists in small editions. A more permanent display of limited edition prints are available starting at S$80. These are offered in edition series of 100 and 500 for artists who exhibit with VP.
It is a place you can come in, browse and walk home with a piece of art. Obtain information about current exhibitions or enquire. Subscribe to the VP's mailing list, and be updated about special promotions, exhibitions and other gallery news and happenings.
VP Gallery is also available to host private functions related to arts and culture.
FILTER is Singapore’s only private club. It caters to a more mature audience, in a similar vein to regional member-oriented venues in Hong Kong and Taipei.
Debuted in early late 2010, the sound on Fridays is Hip-Hop and Old School (HUSH Fridays) and Mashup on Saturdays (Bangers & Mash Saturdays). Regional and International guest acts are regularly featured at Filter. Past acts include: Solarstone (UK), DJ Beatbreaker(Crooklyn Clan), Justin Michael (Ultra), Johan Gielen (HLND), & Mitomi Tokoto (Japan) to name a few.
After two years promoting in Singapore's hottest clubs and nightlife venues, the team from Elegantly Wasted and Massive Collective have assumed promotional and marketing duties for FILTER and are positioned to take the luxury nightlife market by storm, catering to the upwardly mobile, jet setting VIP set.
- Guestlist by invitation and referral only.
- Cover charge entry dependent upon capacity.
- Memberships are not for sale and they are given out by invitation basis only.
- No shorts
- No jerseys
- No baseball caps
- No slippers
The Museum of Contemporary Arts aims to bring the public the very best in contemporary from the region. Set in the lush surrounds of Loewen Road, MOCA is devoted exclusively to contemporary art. A grand opening of MOCA is scheduled for Quarter 2 2011.
Linda Gallery is a prominent gallery group with branches in Beijing's 798 art district, Jakarta and Singapore. The idea was to boost the arts and heritage scene by creating a private museum there. The museum cost $500,000 to refurbish and works owned by husband-and- wife gallery owners Ali Kusno and Linda Ma, as well as pieces from other private collectors and overseas museums will be showcased.
The museum's first exhibition, titled Going Forward, Going For Money, features sculptures created by the husband-and-wife team of artists Wu Shaoxiang and Jiang Shuo. The China-born, Austria-based artists fled China days after the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 and their works are a reflection of growing materialism and consumerism in China. Their works had been previously exhibited at Linda Gallery in Dempsey Road in 2006.
The private museum is only one element in the larger development of the space there. About $2 million will be spent in total to develop the site into a centre for Asian contemporary art. The next phase of the plan includes the creation of a museum shop, a cafe and an outdoor sculpture garden. These are expected to be completed by September next year.
Ode To Art represents an international spectrum of artists in paintings, sculptures, photography and installation art. Currently with spaces in Singapore and Malaysia, Ode To Art has in its portfolio some of the most distinguished names in contemporary art in the likes of American pop artist Robert Indiana, and Top Chinese sculptor Chen Wenling. The gallery also promotes many promising international emerging artists from their various genres of visual arts.
The diversity and depth of Ode To Art's collection and its art consultancy services has created a dynamic environment for both new and seasoned art At Ode To Art, we invite you to share in our love for contemporary art.
hansel womenswear blends a sense of quirky playfulness with understated minimalism. Designer Jo Soh pulls together unexpected elements, creating highly-wearable pieces that suit spunky, confident women who can’t help standing out in a crowd. The label reflects her modern and unique take on retro-inspired styles, featuring her signature love for juxtaposing strong and subtle shades.
hansel, named after her beloved Jack Russell Terrier (a stray puppy she rescued off the streets) made its impressive debut at the Mercedes Australian Fashion Week in November 2003.
Since then, hansel has garnered many accolades and won many fans. The label - carried in hip boutiques in Japan, Australia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur - regularly gets glowing reviews in the local and international press such as The International Herald Tribune and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. London-based online trends watchdog WGSN.com described Jo as a “total original” while The Sydney Morning Herald praised the label for being “ultra modern and fresh”. Influential design and lifestyle magazines Wallpaper* and Monocle endorsed hansel as a hot brand to know in their annual “Secret Elite” label directory in 2007 and 2008 and amongst the Top Five Fashion Designers in the Singapore Survey 2009 respectively. In 2009, Jo was named Designer of the Year at the Elle Awards.
hansel's new home from December 2010 is at the iconic Mandarin Gallery.
Owned by Overseas Union Enterprise Limited, Mandarin Gallery is the corporation's key retail development and the latest highlight of Singapore's vibrant shopping scene. Strategically located in the foreground of the, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Mandarin Gallery has re-emerged after an extensive S$200 million facelift to bring the world of high-end shopping to the heart of Orchard Road. Housing some of the top names in fashion and accessories, the Mandarin Gallery is yet another great addition to the ever expanding Orchard Road shopping belt.
A gallery has been set up to capture and preserve the rich heritage and history of the Fullerton precinct. Heritage trails and markers will be introduced to allow the public to better understand and appreciate the history and heritage of the area. The precinct includes many historic buildings, such as the The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, Clifford Pier, the recently re-opened Customs House and the new Fullerton Bay Hotel which just opened.
The buildings in the Marina Bay area have seen dramatic transformations over the years. From 1928 to 1996, the Fullerton Building housed Singapore's first General Post Office, along with other colonial governmental offices. Today, it is home to The Fullerton Hotel. A walking trail has also been proposed to help visitors appreciate the area's history and heritage.
The Fullerton Heritage Gallery aims to bring to life the rich significance of the precinct. Spread out over 800 square feet, the gallery contains photographs, stamps and even a vintage weighing scale. Over the years The Fullerton Building has housed many important arms of the government, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The precinct, which is supported by the National Heritage Board's Heritage Industry Incentive Programme, saw contributions from individuals and organisations to preserve various aspects of Singapore's heritage. The precinct launch also saw the return of the Foundation Stone to its original position outside the Fullerton Building. Part of a proposed monument paying tribute to Singapore's early founders, the stone was erected outside the Fullerton Building in 1970 by Singapore's first President, Yusof Ishak. It was moved to the National Archives of Singapore in 2000 when development works in the area began.
The Fullerton Building a.k.a. The Fullerton Hotel is located at 1 Fullerton Square.
Light Editions is a fine art printmaking studio that specializes in reproducing exceptional museum quality and yet personalized art and photographic prints. The gallery believes in understanding there clients first in order to achieve a result most appropriate for each piece of artwork. Many of there clients are themselves fine artists, professional photographers, own established art galleries and are private art collectors. The continuing research and efforts to apply the best available technology together with an eye for details will consistently produce prints that can truly live up to the name of a Master Printmaker.
39 Keppel Road Unit 02-02, Tanjong Pagar Distripark.
NeuGlow Medical Hair Centre was opened in December 2009, at Mandarin Gallery in Orchard Road. It is the only medical clinic in Singapore focused solely on medical and surgical hair restoration treatments. The hair centre offers local and foreign patients state-of-the-art hair restoration solutions, including the Omnigraft® F.U.E hair transplantation technology to permanently replace lost hair in patients with balding problem
One of Singapore's most trusted medical aesthetics brand, NeuGlow has one of the largest patient bases in the country, all under the care of our team of doctors and registered nurses. NeuGlow outlets are all easily accessible and well equipped with facilities and machines required for exclusive treatments which are tailored to individual needs.
NeuGlow Medical Hair Centre is an all rounder medical hair clinic specialising in hair restoration and hair removal. Key services include:
Omnigraft® F.U.E Hair Transplant
Laser Hair Rejuvenation
Laser Hair Removal
NeuGlow Medical Hair Centre provides effective and evidence-based medical treatment for hair loss with state-of -the-art hair transplantation technique, Automated Follicular Unit Extraction, by our team of specially trained doctors and nurses. Our centre also offers unique products and services that help maintain the health and growth of your hair.
Dr Rohan Mendis and his highly skilled team at Medical Aesthetics & Surgery offer an elite standard of personalised care as the demand for Aesthetic treatments to rejuvenate and improve the quality of life increases.The focus is on state- of- the- Art non-invasive Cosmetic treatments with minimal or no downtime.
Dr Mendis is dedicated to Quality, Service, Wellbeing and Image Enhancement with the focus to improve his clients overall quality of life. He has a large client population which comprise Singaporeans, Expatriates, and international patients from around the world. His clients range from teenagers to even those in their 80's(both men and women). Profiles include students, Executives, Socialites, Celebrities and Home makers and he has an almost equal ratio of men to women clients. His current practice is Mendis Aesthetics and Surgery
At some point in our lives we have all looked deep into our bathroom mirrors and wished that a particular part of our body was tighter, firmer, smaller or even bigger. Painting a mental picture of our ideal image is common today and not just for those subject to the media spotlight. With that in mind, highly respected Dr. Rohan Mendis, could be considered, a true artist, a visionary with the skills and the tools required to help you achieve the perfect palette and conquer your physical insecurities.
All equipment is State-of-the- Art and operating theatre facility is also available. Conveniently there is a direct link to our clinic at level 4 Mandarin Hotel carpark.
Beschle Chocolatier Suisse recently opened its first boutique in Singapore. Decked in the brand's signature boudoir style, the 30sq m outlet is located at the Mandarin Gallery, Singapore's premier shopping street. The prime location houses international labels such as Dolce & Gabbana and Y-3.
Beschle describes the boutique as "a showcase for the company in the region and reflects Beschle's heritage and passion for luxury". The full range of Beschle pralines and truffles is available at the store.
Beschle Managing Director Dominic Beschle said: "We are extremely proud of our new boutique in Singapore. We can show exactly how luxury confectionery can be presented and this concept can easily be adapted for travel retail."
The National Art Gallery, Singapore (working title) is a new visual arts institution which will contribute to building Singapore as a regional and international hub for visual arts. It will focus on the display, appreciation, promotion, research and study of Southeast Asian and Singaporean art, as well as play host to international art exhibitions.
Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the City Hall and adjacent former Supreme Court building - two important heritage buildings symbolic of Singapore's nationhood - will be converted to house this exciting new visual arts venue, and is anticipated to be completed by 2013. The National Art Gallery will be a civic and creative space, established for the enrichment, enjoyment and engagement of Singapore residents and visitors from all over the world. The National Art Gallery is a subsidiary of the National Heritage Board.
With its Southeast Asian focus, the National Art Gallery aims to be accessible to its visitors and users, in physical, intellectual, cultural, social and virtual terms. The National Art Gallery will provide a regional cultural backdrop, broad interpretation framework for understanding Singapore's culture and heritage in the context of visual arts development in the regional and international arts scene.
City Hall Built in 1929, the City Hall building was originally called the "Municipal Building" and housed the then-Municipal Council, who was responsible for the construction of roads, bridges and markets, street lighting, and the provision of water from reservoirs to the town. In September 1951, Singapore was conferred city status by King George VI, and the building was renamed as the "City Hall". The City Hall has been the stage for many important events in Singapore's history, from the Japanese surrender to the British in 1945, to the declaration of Singapore's independence in 1965 by then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Since then, the City Hall continued to house various government departments such as the Public Utilities Board, the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Supreme Court and the former Ministry of Culture. It was eventually vacated in 2005.
Supreme Court Built between 1930 and 1939, the adjacent former Supreme Court Building's primary purpose was to serve the judiciary system of Singapore. An interesting amalgamation of British architectural themes, its façade was designed to match City Hall, with classical architecture and corresponding Corinthian columns. It is also known for its spacious interiors featuring murals by Italian artist, Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli. The former Supreme Court Building contains five court rooms, a Court of Appeal, library, registry, and accommodations for advocates and other necessary offices. To keep apace with the growing demands and rapid changes of Singapore's society, the judiciary shifted out of this building into a new Supreme Court Building in 2005.
Studio Milou Architecture's winning design for the National Art Gallery of Singapore elegantly integrates the historic Supreme Court and City Hall buildings at roof level through the use of a linear draped canopy supported by tree-like columns. A strong link is made between the two buildings through a new basement level, bringing visitors down to a concourse area beneath the buildings before they make their way up into the higher levels of the Gallery.
Dramatic new spaces are created through the extension of existing stairways and the introduction of links between the two buildings. A new glass roof structure provides a spectacular exhibition space bathed in filtered natural light that is capable of hosting the largest pieces of modern and contemporary art.
Overall, the design reflects Studio Milou Architecture's expertise in museum design and planning, as well as its extensive experience in the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.
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An awe-inspiring creation, hosting blockbuster exhibitions from around the world.
Designed as a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe, the lotus-shaped Museum at Marina Bay Sands is set to become a premier destination for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world. Embracing a spectrum of influences from the relationship between art & science, to media & technology, to design & architecture, this unique structure will feature over 60,000 square feet of galleries, both permanent and touring exhibitions that will inspire visitors from the region and beyond.
Located at the Marina Bay waterfront, visitors will appreciate the iconic architecture of the building, the world-class exhibits hosted within, and the museum's innovative roof, which channels rainwater through the central atrium of the building as a waterfall.