Element Art Space, one of Singapore’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary South East Asian art, have departed their old premises and opening on March 12 at the historic Raffles Hotel Arcade in the heart of Singapore’s Art District.
The gallery first opened in October 2009 under the mentorship of Chua Soobin - one of the most prominent gallerists in South East Asia and was the first to introduce avant garde Chinese art to the region. Initially named S.Bin Art Plus, the gallery changed its name to Element Art Space in 2011. Drawing in from Soobin’s more than 20 years of experience in the art industry, the gallery’s aim remains consistent: to promote great and innovative artists from South East Asia and provide an exchange for dialogue with artists, galleries and collectors from throughout the world. The gallery also offers residencies to a highly selected number of emerging artists from the region.
Estheva has opened a new spa institute at Raffles Hotel Arcade. The name Estheva has a simple, yet luxuriant meaning: a place where life is always beautiful and rejuvenating, where one achieves a balance of mind, body and spirit.
They are one of the most beautiful luxury day spas in this part of the world. Located just by The Lawn, which offers a rare touch of lush greenery in the busy Central Business District and just a few minutes’ leisurely walk to the F1 Night Race circuit and convention centres.
Estheva is inspired by the natural thermal spas of Southern Italy. It merges the pursuits of beauty and wellness in truly conducive surroundings. The Spa has continually garnered well- deserved accolades and numerous awards. Such as Winner of Singapore's Top Luxury Day Spa (from 2006 to 2012).
The spa's most popular item is the Celebrity Peel, a highly refined anti- aging facial treatment. Inspired by a technique much revered by celebrities in Hollywood, Celebrity Peel has a regular female client following from as far as New York. The Ultimate Scrub Package is another highly popular treatment. This includes an exotic Personalised Scrub (with 12 different scrubs to choose from), an invigorating HydroBath (tailored according to body type) and a revitalising Body Massage. This package offers you the option of indulging in 12 different scrubs, one each month for a year.
The above are just a few of the 128 body treatments and 18 exclusive luxurious facials available at Estheva Spa. Other highly popular treatments include Sparomatic Detox package, Ice Tonic Express treatment (for Slimming), OxyAromatic Seaweed wrap, Swiss Very Whitening treatment, Sparomatic Mineral mask with Face-Gym massage, and Ultimate Eye face chest which uses Marine DNA and Vitamins A, C and E.
#01-30/31 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
The Thai fashion label FlyNow has just reopened at Raffles Hotel Arcade, in a much larger space with a new bag range.
The revamped FlyNow boutique showcases the brand’s premium ready-to-wear line FlyNow Black Label and the demi-couture and bespoke line, spread over just shy of 1,000 sq ft.
The brand has been celebrated for its avant-garde design, sophisticated femininity and refined tailoring. Every single piece is created by the expertise and painstaking technique of Thai dressmakers.
Established in 1983 by founder Somchai Songwattana, who was only 20 years old at the time, the brand has evolved to become one of Thailand's most established fashion houses and internationally recognized labels. The success of the label is also driven by principle designer Chamnan Pakdeesuk who has been with the house since high school. FlyNow was invited to present its collection at London Fashion Week in 1996, and was acclaimed by the international press as one of the top five designers of the season. The participation brought the house to the peak of international fashion. Today FlyNow collections are available at major destinations including London, New York, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
It has over 60 outlets in Thailand and is now sold in over 200 stores globally; the FlyNow boutique in Singapore is its first international stand-alone store.
Their collection of leather bags and small leather goods are reasonably priced, offering more choices alongside the premium FlyNow leather hand-crafted bag range.
#02-30 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
Fly Now, one of Thailand's more established brands, has opened its first stand-alone store outside Bangkok at the Raffles Hotel Arcade. The brand, which started with a small collection for ladies in 1983, keeps getting bigger and better with the addition of exciting new lines and their own show at London Fashion Week.
The new store will stock apparel, accessories and ready-to-wear pieces from the Black Label Line, and made-to-order couturesque eveningwear from the Gold Label collection. We love the Black Label for its basics and sharp-looking pieces that will keep us well dressed from day to night.
The new store carries two premium lines: Flynow Black and Flynow Gold. Flynow Black puts forward offerings that are cool, casual and ready-to-wear, as well as executive pieces; while Flynow Gold is the brand's semi-couture and made-to-measure line.
Priced between $120 and $450, Fly Now's Black Label collection is available at the new Fly Now store at the Raffles Hotel Arcarde.
#01-25 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
After closing their Devonshire Road store, Surrender has succesfully opened up a swanky new shop at the Raffles Hotel Arcade. The store exudes a much more intimate setting with vintage display cabinets combined with wooden floor boards and eye-catching adornments on the walls, including animal skulls and butterflies in ornate frames.