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Awakening The Senses Body & Soul Life In Balance K-Pop Gets A Makeover Singapore Style 7 Tips To Make Your New Year Resolu on S ck 7 Mistakes That Will Make Your New Year Resolu on Doomed To Fail Detox Yoga Poses Movement For Mobility


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LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN 2015 is a hugely exciting year for Singapore as it marks 50 years since independence. The journey the country has taken since being ejected from Malaysia in 1965 is one of the world’s most remarkable success stories. In just half a century, a poor developing nation with high unemployment, low education and inadequate housing has transformed itself into a first world state, blessed with low unemployment, excellent education and one of the highest living standards in the world.

If ever there was an ideal time to visit Singapore, then 2015 is surely the year. The following 12 months promise to be an exciting period, as 50 years is celebrated across the board. The city’s numerous museums and public spaces will be at their best, and with the eagerly awaited opening of the new National Gallery, art and history lovers will experience a city that has quickly developed into one of the world’s most happening arts scenes. Occupying the impressive former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings, and covering a massive 64,000 sqm, this will be one of the largest galleries in Asia. The transformation of Marina Bay will continue with the launch of the Jubilee Walk, a walking trail connecting historic and noteworthy buildings around the Central Business District and Marina Bay. The new Jubilee Bridge, connecting the Merlion Park with the Marina Promenade will be officially launched, further enhancing the city’s growing reputation as an urban walker’s paradise. Following the dramatic New Year Countdown at Marina Bay, which includes live music performances from local and international acts, an arts festival and a spectacular eight-minute firework display, the celebratory mood is set to continue throughout the year. At NOW! Singapore we will continue to shine a light on the many sides of this fascinating city, keeping you up to date through both the magazine and our social media platforms on all the city has to offer. I’d like to wish all our readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year and to congratulate Singapore on her 50 Year Golden Jubilee. We hope you will join us in celebration in 2015! Justin Eeles



HEIGHTEN YOUR EQUINOX RESTAURANT Available daily, 6.30pm to 10.30pm Renowned for its multi-sensory culinary experience and breathtaking views, Equinox Restaurant offers a decadent menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Paul Hallett, highlighting premium produce from fine meats to the freshest sustainable seafood. Indulge in an ensemble of signatures like the Creekstone Prime Angus, Miso-Roasted Black Cod and freshly shucked oysters, and delight in an assortment of desserts including Peanut Butter Parfait and Poached William Pear.

For reservations, please call +65 6837 3322, email or book online at Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swiss么tel The Stamford 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

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CHRISTMAS CHEER The Grand Hya Singapore will be featuring a fes ve a la carte menu at the iconic mezza9 restaurant up un l December 25. Dishes will include Chestnut Salad, Mason Egg and an 18-hour Slow Braised Venison Stew, with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Root Vegetables and Pance a. Temp ng desserts will include Fennel and Pollen Ice-Cream with Honeyed Couscous and a Flourless Chocolate Yule Log with Brandied Cherry Ice-Cream. The hotel will also be hos ng a ‘Technicolour Countdown Party’ on December 31 with the S$118++ ckets including the grand dessert bu et. For more informa on, contact 6732 1234, singapore.grand.hya .com

CHRISTMAS SERENADE FABULOUSLY FESTIVE The Regent Hotel’s recently opened cocktail bar, Manha an will feature a fes ve twist to its popular adults only Weekend Cocktail Brunch from December 1 to January 1. With fes ve drinks like Mulled Wine and an Old Street Flip on o er all month at the bar, seasonal bites will include Roasted Bone Marrow, Fried Brussel Sprouts and Chocolate ‘Ho Hos’ Cake. At the Brunch, we especially like the sound of the Shaved Prime Rib, the Pecan Pie and the Spiced Apple Cider, all washed down with free-flow cra cocktails, wine, beers, champagne and spirits. The bar is also hos ng a Christmas Brunch and an extravagant New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party.

Dine at Café Mosaic at the Carlton Hotel during December and you’ll be serenaded by musicians from the Na onal Junior College String Orchestra while you tuck into fes ve treats like Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stu ng and Old Port Wine Sauce and Honey Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce. Leave room for pudding though as the Café is featuring favourites like Chocolate Log Cake, Christmas Cookies, Stollen and Christmas Pudding. Mosaic also hosts the hotel’s New Year’s Eve Dinner, priced at a compe ve S$98++ For more informa on, contact 6311 8195,

For more informa on, contact 6725 3377, manha

SEASONAL SENTOSA Un l January 4th, Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza and Palawan Beach will be transformed by giant inflatable toys, guaranteed to make an impression on the young. Alterna vely head to the Symphony of Lights un l December 26 at Beach Plaza for a spectacular light show before enjoying live music and grilled food at Merlion Plaza with blues, jazz, pop and fusion performances from local ar sts. For more informa on, visit



EARLIER MONA LISA The Arts House in Singapore will play host to the first leg of a world tour for the ‘Earlier Mona Lisa,’ a younger version of the famous portrait a ributed to the master himself, Leonardo da Vinci. This will be the first public viewing of the pain ng in the world, and is part of a greater exhibi on cataloguing its discovery and the subsequent research into its authen city. The impressive mul media exhibi on was designed in Singapore and features nego a ng nine interac ve galleries before viewers come face to face with the pain ng itself. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Opera on Smile Singapore, which provides free reconstruc ve surgery to children born with facial deformi es. For more informa on, contact monalisaexhibi

SO CHRISTMAS Celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at Xperience at So Singapore and enjoy the French tradi on of ‘Le Reveillon’. On Christmas Eve ($188++), feast on oysters, wagyu beef, caviar and foie gras as well as more tradi onal fare which includes porcini, winter black tru es and roasted chestnuts. Don’t forget to order the fes ve cocktail ‘So Delicieux’, a blend of pine-infused The Kraken Spiced Rum, Peach Nectar, Raspberry and Grio e. On New Year’s Eve ($208++), enjoy a sumptuous six-course dinner with delicacies like caviar, crab, venison and Brie de Meaux, served with dishes such as celeriac, blackcurrants and razor clams. If you fancy spending the night on December 31, take advantage of the ‘Oh So Swank’ package, which includes the New Year’s Eve menu for two, a So Cosy room. The countdown party at the Hi-So Roo op Pool Bar and bu et breakfast on New Year’s Day at $888++. For more informa on, contact 6701 6800, or visit



The countdown to the New Year will be a spectacular event this year as Singapore prepares to celebrate the big 50 years since independence in 1965. With 3D video projec ons tracking the history of the city-state beamed onto the facade of the Fullerton Hotel and Merlion, 25,000 floa ng spheres, a 400-strong drumming troupe and an eight-minute firework extravaganza, it will certainly be an evening to remember. Apart from the displays and fireworks, there will be live music entertainment, a waterfront bazaar and a series of stalls selling refreshments, food and gi s.

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FELINE FOREVER CHRISTMAS TREATS The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa is o ering a host of fes ve treats this year at both their stylish The Cli restaurant and the family-friendly The Terrace. On Christmas Eve, The Cli features a six-course dinner ($240++) with special dishes including Kurobuta Pork Jowl with caramelized apple and morel cream and Lobster Broth with seared foie gras and shaved fennel. On New Year’s Eve, the seven-course dinner ($260++) will include dishes like Tru e Soup with shallot confit, gnocchi and port wine, Black Cod, glazed with miso and sea urchin and Tajima Beef, with beetroot

fondue and stu ed zucchini flower. Those looking to take home some Christmas spirit can invest in their Christmas hamper ($148+) which includes Pane one, Stollen, Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and a bo le of champagne, plus a $100 So SPA voucher. Bu et lovers should head to The Terrace for all the best tradi onal fes ve fare at the Christmas Eve Bu et Dinner ($129++), the Christmas Day Champagne Brunch ($238++) and the New Year’s Eve Bu et Dinner ($188++). For more informa on, contact 8407 9541,

THE BEAT GOES ON The St Jerome’s Laneway Fes val returns to Singapore on the 24th of January 2015 with an eclec c selec on of bands due to perform at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay. The mixture of Singaporean, Malaysian and interna onal ar sts will include Angus & Julia Stone, Banks, Chet Faker, Courtney Barne , Eagulls, Enterprise, Fka Twigs, Future Islands, .Gif, Hanging up the Moon, Jungle, Li le Dragon, Lykke Li, Mac Demarco, Pastel Lite, Pond, Royal Blood, Rus e and St. Vincent. For more informa on, visit www.sis



CATS, one of the world’s most popular musicals, is returning to Singapore in January 2015. The show will be performed at the MasterCard Theatre, Marina Bay Sands from the 9th to the 25th of January. Boas ng a cast and crew of 53, including a live band, this interna onally acclaimed produc on will reconnect audiences with their favourite feline characters – Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Misto elees, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. For more informa on, visit:, ng or www.sis

TIME FOR CHEESE The gentrifica on of the atmospheric Joo Chiat neighbourhood con nues at pace with the opening of the area’s, if not Singapore’s, first local cheese shop. Located in the stretch of beau fully conserved shophouses on Joo Chiat Place, this charming specialty shop is a welcome addi on to the area, o ering rare and awardwinning cheeses from mainly the UK, France, Holland, Italy and Spain. The brains behind this new venture is Bri sh cheese enthusiast Chris Moores, a Singapore resident for four years who saw a gap in the market, “ I was horrified how hard it was to find good European cheeses in Singapore at an a ordable price. We used to have to stock up when back in Europe so I looked into how di cult it would be to start a cheese business here, rather like the Neal’s Yard concept in London.” The result is a wide

selec on of award-winning and rare cheese from across Europe, with 40% represen ng the best of Bri sh cheese. “We have cheeses here unavailable elsewhere in Singapore like Harbourne Blue, a blue cheese made with goat’s milk, Tunworth, an award-winning Bri sh camembert and the aptly named S nking Bishop.” Best sellers include the 24month aged Gouda and aged Bri sh cheddars like Westcombe, Keens and Montgomery. With a large space available on the second floor, the plan is to open a café upstairs in the new year but for now, we recommend dropping by to taste some of the cheeses on o er, and taking your favourites back home to enjoy with wine and good company. The Cheese Shop, 84 Joo Chiat Place, www. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 11


PERCHED ON PURVIS ADONIS HOTEL ON PURVIS STREET IS THE LATEST BOUTIQUE ESTABLISHMENT TO OPEN IT’S DOORS IN THE CITY HALL AREA. JUST A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE CBD, CLARKE QUAY, THE MUSEUM BELT AND THE MARINA BAY AREA, THE ADONIS HOTEL RESIDES IN A PICTURESQUE CONVERTED SHOP-HOUSE WITH A CHOICE OF 19 ROOMS SPREAD OVER FIVE FLOORS. Regular rooms are comfortably snug but we’d advise going for one of their themed suites like the Photographer, the Explorer and the Ar st. These o er much more space, stylish individual décor and features like a private balcony with outdoor hot tub (Ar st). We like that all the rooms come with complimentary wifi and mini-bar, especially when stocked with imported beer like Estrella. Other facili es include in-room nespresso machines, specialty teas, in-house luxury toiletries and flat-screen LCD televisions, although there’s not much of a choice of cable channels to choose from.

Adonis o ers guests a daily ‘cocktail hour’ between 5pm to 6:30pm, with complimentary wine and beers served at the bar on the ground level, and finger snacks available throughout the day. The breakfast spread needs a li le a en on but they make a decent scrambled and so boiled egg and the service is friendly and helpful throughout. The loca on of Adonis is excellent, with some of the city’s be er local restaurants and interna onal choices within short walking distance. For excellent value French cuisine, created by two young local chefs, head to Saveur just down the street or enjoy fine dining Italian at Garibaldi

opposite. Local Asian flavours on Purvis include the ins tu on that is Chin Chin Ea ng House Chicken Rice, and two a ordable Thai restaurants, First Thai and Jai Thai. Adonis is close to City Hall and Bras Basah MRT sta ons so is a good bet for those on holiday or doing business in the city.

Address: 13 PURVIS STREET Tel: 6336 0013






BOUTIQUE BLISS Following a major refurbishment, Naumi Hotel recently reopened its doors on Seah Street. Located opposite Singapore’s most famous accommoda on, Ra es Hotel, Naumi o ers a very di erent hotel experience to the grand old dame. With 73 rooms, spread over nine floors, Naumi is very much a bou que hotel, with the emphasis on personalized service and discreet modern style. All guestrooms feature state-of-the-art technology including Apple TV, Smart TV and a personal nespresso machine, very elegantly hidden in a sliding cupboard in the wall in the standard room. Larger rooms include the four themed Coco Chanel and Andy Warhol rooms, each resplendent with designer furnishings and a playful touch. Bathrooms in all rooms feature another technical innova on, magic glass, which switches from transparent to frosted at the touch of a bu on, saving sharing guests any poten al embarrassment come bath me. Despite their diminu ve size, the standard guest rooms use their space well, so you don’t feel cramped, just comfortable – the bedding and furnishings at Naumi are all top quality.


Dedicated to providing a stress-free stay with elevated service levels, Naumi rooms are all wi-fi connected at no extra charge, and all mini-bar beverages are free of charge. In addi on, the hotel o ers a daily free-flow of beers and wine to all guests between 5-7pm at the ground floor restaurant Table. Table o ers a menu of modern Indian cuisine as well as interna onal favourites and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Playful touches con nue at the breakfast bu et 14


where vitamin pills are on hand for those who might have over-indulged the night before. Leisure travellers can enjoy the hotel’s gym, which is split on two floors, o ering a contras ng work out, and the roo op infinity pool, which o ers breathtaking views of Marina Bay. Here guests can enjoy a cocktail, watching the sunset from a truly unique loca on. Naumi is located in the heart of Singapore’s commercial centre, five minutes walk away from Ra es City Shopping Centre and a short drive to the CBD. City Hall MRT, which connects the hotel to popular des na ons like Orchard, Harbourfront and Ra es Place, is also a stone’s throw away. We especially like the choice of restaurants and bars located within easy walking distance on Seah Street and Purvis Street – there’s everything from tradi onal Chicken Rice to cocktail bars, modern Singaporean cuisine and interna onal fine dining. Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396 Ph. +65 6403 6000

HIDDEN PLEASURES They say don’t judge a book by its cover and at KUVO is a case in point. Located on the second floor of the somewhat red Orchard Shopping Centre, this new swanky bar/lounge restaurant is very much a hidden gem. The spacious interior, a modern blend of dark woods, Japanese shoji screens and contemporary furnishings, is home to a cocktail lounge, a wine bar, a restaurant and a small shop. With its open-plan design, KUVO immediately feels relaxed and stylish, an ideal place to take refuge from the busy street below and enjoy the finer things in life. At Elixir, the 40-seater bar, these take the form of bespoke cocktails, created by resident mixologist Yutaka Nakashima, and bar snacks that include freshly shucked oysters, prosciu o-wrapped

figs and foie gras. At Vine Lounge, 140 labels from the new and old world compete for a en on in a plush masculine environment, while at Ambrosia restaurant, the all-day dining menu includes both western and locally inspired dishes and high tea between 2pm and 5:30pm. Finally a small gi shop o ers a choice of gourmet treats, specialty teas and co ees and luxury chocolates to take home. Located conveniently in between Somerset and Orchard MRT sta ons, KUVO provides a good op on for those looking for a refined break from the shopping rush. 02-01, 321 Orchard Road, Orchard Shopping Centre, ph: 6733 8272, reserva



ON THE PULL Looking for live music in Boat Quay? Look no further than the newly opened Hero’s, located on Circular Road. Brought to you by the same crew as the popular Mogambo nearby, Hero’s is a friendly unpreten ous sports bar that features live music nightly from their resident band and stays open un l 3am. With a spacious interior that spills out onto the street, Hero’s serves decent pub grub and a wide selec on of interna onal ales. What’s more, if you don’t like queuing up at the bar for your beer, book a table with its own taps and keep drinking un l they run dry. Look out for regular gigs from interna onal acts as well – Squeeze’s Glen Tilbrook played at the end of November and more concerts are planned for the New Year. 69 Circular Road, Boat Quay, tel: 6438 6058,




FRESHLY SHUCKED The city’s growing number of roo op bars welcomed a new member recently as Southbridge opened its very stylish doors for business. Located at the Southbridge Road end of the Boat Quay stretch, this lively space o ers fantas c views downriver of the city skyline and Marina Bay beyond. To enjoy this superb vista, guests can either posi on themselves around the rectangular central bar or on the surrounding deck under the stars. The kitchen, part of the team that brought the Italian Bacaro & Sons to the city, serves an eclec c selec on of gourmet bar snacks, including a recommended selec on of raw and cooked oysters. On the chilled menu, try the Umami for ponzu and yuzu sauce, the Tropical for chilli, garlic and calamansi or the Habana for mint, cucumber and vermouth. The hot menu includes the Unifeller, with cheese and uni sabayon, Pearls, with avruga caviar, and the Smoky Casino, with cheese and smoked bacon. Washed down with a glass of chilled champagne or cra cocktail, these provide an excellent start to any evening out on the town. Level 5, 80 Boat Quay, ph: +65 6536 5818,





Masters At Work Last month saw the fourth annual DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits Exhibition, held this year at a beautifully renovated black and white colonial mansion on Mount Pleasant Drive. Showcasing a collection of some of the world’s rarest spirits and fine wines, from 65 of the world’s top producers like Perrier Jouet, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, The Dalmore, Martell, The Glenlivet, Penfolds and many more, the exhibition created a luxurious home environment to display the assembled bottles, with talks from a long list of industry professionals.

To compliment the display, the show also hosted a series of fine dining pairing banquets so guests could have get an exclusive taste of some of the featured labels. With dishes prepared by execu ve chef Willin Low from the celebrated restaurant Wild Rocket, the five-course dinner paired his crea ve Asian cuisine with vintage Perrier Jouet champagne, Chateau Angelus, Penfold’s flagship Grange, Martell Premier Voyage Cognac and The Glenlivet 25. Guest speakers during the event included the renowned wine cri c James Suckling, cocktail aficionada Michael Callahan from 28 Hongkong Street and Senior Vice President of Merchandising Brooke Supernaw. The collec on of rare wines and spirits is now on display at Changi Interna onal Airport un l February 28th. DFS also recently announced their new ‘Shop and Collect’ on-line site, making it much easier for collectors or enthusiasts to purchase around 700 bo les from over 125 exclusive luxury brands. The Masters of Wines and Spirits event is another example of Singapore’s growing importance in the interna onal spirits and fine wine community, with the city currently a market leader in the world’s cocktail scene. We asked Michael Callahan, James Suckling and Brooke Supernaw their thoughts on the factors behind the current boom and what they believe 2015 holds for the beverage. market in Singapore

What do you think is behind the current cocktail scene in Singapore?

a club-style Indonesian/London bar (Potato Head).

MC: Singapore is probably the single ho est market in the world right now for unexpected growth in the cocktail market. It has more buzz going on than any other market, bar none. For what was previously considered a cocktail desert, there’s now this oasis and our bars are winning awards, our bar-tenders are entering compe ons and ranking very highly, so it’s an exci ng me to be in the industry right now. This has come about because of how the cocktail community in Singapore has worked together.

You have every type of cocktail subculture fully embraced, fully realized and playing at a top er level – it makes us unique. Other scenes just don’t have that diversity.

Photos opposite clockwise from top : James Suckling, Brooke Supernaw, and Michael Callahan ; DFS displays at Changi; the venue for the 2014 event. We got together in a community to show the interna onal community that Singapore was capable of taking an ac ve part in the cocktail world. No other cocktail market is as driven, cohesive with a ‘nothing to lose’ mentality as Singapore and that’s what’s driven the local scene to its current posi on. What makes Singapore special is the fact that there was no pre-exis ng cocktail scene, like New York, London, San Francisco and Melbourne, where their par cular style has almost pigeon-holed them. Here we’ve been influenced by every style and embraced every style. For example, in a four-block radius from the CBD to Chinatown, you have a proper Japanese cocktail bar, a proper American Cocktail bar, you have an Aussie style bar with fancy garnishes, and you have

Following the Masters of Wine and Spirits dinner, where dishes were paired with cognac and whiskey, do you think cocktails will ever replace wine during meals to be paired with food? MC: I don’t believe cocktails will ever replace wine but they will definitely support wine more in the whole fine dining experience. Where wine is concerned, is the rela onship between pairing food and wine in Asia the same as in the west? JS: I think Asians have a di erent perspec ve on food and wine. Asians have much more sophis cated palates than Westerners and every day their palates are dealing with di erent sensa ons, whether it’s spicy, acidic, sweet, savoury, salty, peppery, all the sensa ons, so they compartmentalize the way they taste things. I don’t see them trying in their minds to mix the flavours of the wine with the food. That’s what I think is so exci ng about being in Asia, where you can go to a dinner and everyone brings di erent wines and it’s great to try each wine with the dishes and the experience is more about the flavours than a compe on to find the best pairing. That’s what I really enjoy about living in Asia. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 19


How important are events like Masters of Wine and Spirits? JS: Events like this are really important to the wine industry, especially the dinner, where you bring together producers and enthusiasts and actually taste the wines, experience them with food and exchange ideas. Without experiencing things you can never really learn that much. That’s what exci ng about Asia, people here buy expensive wines to actually drink them, not just to lay them down for investment. They want the experience and I love that. MS: It’s important to take people out of their comfort zones and allow them to try new things as it uncovers a whole new world of experience and that’s why events like this are so important. JS: It’s refreshing to taste other things than just wine, it opens up a whole new world of possibili es. I for one am very excited about how the cocktail world is shaping up at present.

and the interna onal customer base, it allows us to shine in the way we design our stores and display the products. As the energy of Singapore has picked up with the opening of Marina Bay Sands and the di erent celebrity chef restaurants, this has led to an evolu on in the cocktail world, with a more sophis cated and cosmopolitan traveller coming through the airport. Clockwise from top : Harold Brooks from DFS addresses the a endees; Michael Callahan with cocktail in hand; pouring the rare King George V whisky from John Walker and Sons. There are a lot more collectors and connoisseurs and that’s really what inspired the Masters of Wine and Spirits event - more people want to learn about the brands’ history, the story, inspira on and cra smanship behind the products, even the packaging! This led us to want to create

BS: It’s extremely important for us at DFS. It’s one of the most pres gious wine and spirits events in Asia, if not the world. To have a collec on of wines, spirits and champagne at this caliber of sophis ca on is truly second to none. To have the visi ng brand ambassadors, who spend three or four days here engaging with the media and our customers, really adds to the experience and challenges us to push the boundaries of the event to really make it really special. How important is Changi Airport to Singapore’s posi on as a market leader in fine wines and spirits? BS: It’s extremely important, we’ve (DFS) been present at Changi for over 30 years and it is cri cal to the spirits and wine category. Because of the sophis ca on of the airport 20


exclusive items with our brand partners to cater to this new trend, o ering a wide range of products that would appeal to the interna onal market coming through the airport. What can travellers look forward to in 2015? BS: In 2015 you will see a brand new look at our stores in T1,2 and 3. There will be more engagement with customers, more ease of flow for customers’ convenience and lots of exci ng promo ons on newly released products. We’ll con nue with our ‘Changi Firsts’ and travel exclusives, which introduce new products to the world market first through Changi. The airport will also soon host the largest assortment of single malt whiskies in South East Asia. We’re also very excited about our new ‘shop and collect’ service, which is the largest of its kind in the world.




For those not in the know, the crowded French-inspired patisserie shop Tiong Bahru Bakery is the obvious choice for the first meal of the day. While the salted caramel Kounig Aman deserves its ‘bestseller’ title, Tiong Bahru locals trust the Bakery’s sister company 40 Hands Coffee with their weekend brunch. The chefs at 40 Hands make a mean Eggs Benedict with Juicy Steak that highlights what Singapore does best: perfectly poached eggs that erupt into a thick gooey volcano of yolk over steak fit for a dinner table. Tucked in one of the many 77-year-old conservation estates on Yong Siak Street, the elbow-to-elbow seating and chatty atmosphere is ideal for a social brunch, but save the second coffee for Plain Vanilla across the street.

This page from top: Plain Vanilla; 40 hands; The Tiong Bahru Club; Right; Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh; Crateful; Plain Vanilla.



For a more community feel,Plain Vanilla has just two large communal tables in an open space. Inside, the counter is stacked with sweets like salted caramel tarts, black and white short bread and chocolate lava cake. Across from the open-kitchen bakery, customers can purchase wine (for takeaway) and condiments. But if delicious crea ons in jars are your thing, hop over to the newly opened Crateful next door. The Singaporeanowned and operated urban grocer sells locally produced homemade preserves and spreads like dragon fruit and lychee jam and almond nut bu er. The rows of pre-war 1930s art deco shophouses put Tiong Bahru on the tourist trail, but what makes this place special in Singapore is - unlike most trending ‘hoods - it doesn’t fit into the category of just a ‘foodie’ or ‘shopping’ district.

Once the retail therapy is over, have a healthy(ish) low carb lunch at Tiong Bahru Bah Kuh Teh. There may be be er BKT places out there, but popular chains tend to pump out bowls of soup and pork like a produc on line. I come here for the home made Teochew taste and warm service. Once sa sfied,I meet up with friends for a pint or two at Tiong Bahru Club, a brand new retro kopi am bar on the corner of Eng Hoon Street and Seng Poh Road. The service is a bit green but the open-air eatery is quickly earning a name as a reliable new local watering hole. On tap, HB Dunkel, HB Weiss and Asahi all sell for $12, and the glasses of house Bordeux are a compe ve $9. The faux vintage decor is a bit over done in Singapore, but the atmosphere and proximity to the main Eng Hoon Strip manages to rake in a regular clientele. For a catch up with friends, order the guilt-inducing mozza s cks and okra fries - the por on is large enough to share between four to five people. Once you’ve got the appe te going, head to where most nights in Tiong Bahru end, Coq and Balls. Despite the steeper drink prices, the service is very personable and they serve some of the best-polished pub grub I’ve had in Singapore. The wagyu steak Coq and Balls Burger is stu ed and stacked with everything in the produce sec on of a deli, and the carbonara with an egg yolk twist is worth the number of new holes punched in your belt. For a food baby diges f, hop over to Bincho at Hua Bee which resides in a 70 year old kopi am. By day it’s a pok mee shop but by night it’s a high-end yakatori and cocktail bar with Japanese-inspired “Japer f” cocktails. Order the “Yuzu Be Alright” a refreshing, yet potent blend of sake, gin, lemon, and mint, the perfect drink to close down a night in Tiong Bahru.

One of the best places to really absorb the chilled out je ne sais quoi atmosphere of the heritage district is Books Actually. The ny indie bookstore is filled with rare out-of-print tles, niche mags, essays, poetry, history texts, and an en re table filled with locally published books. A couple mes a month the owner will put out a $5 bargain box of old books outside. You won’t find any great pageturners for a train journey, but there are a couple of old crime or romance tles worth a quick read. Another popular bou que is Flea and Trees on Seng Poh Lane. Looking like the grandiose closet of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, the clothing store is decorated with an ques and sells new and vintage frocks and statement jewellery imported from Korea and Japan. By bou que standards, items are rela vely inexpensive with most pieces under $100. The inventory and drama c layout change monthly to keep the regular customers interested. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 25


This page from top: Strolling through Tiong Bahru; cookies at Plain Vanilla; Flea and Trees; TBB’s Kounig Aman; Brunch at 40 Hands; Books Actually

Tiong Bahru Bakery 56 Eng Hoon Street, www. 40 Hands Co ee, Blk 79 Yong Siak Street, www.40handsco Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak Street, Flea and Trees, 68 Seng Poh Lane, Bak Kut Teh, 58 Seng Poh Road


Coq and Balls, 6 Kim Tian Rd, Bincho at Hua Bee, 78 Moh Guan Terrace, #01-19,




The Tiong Bahru Club, 01-88 Blk 57 Eng Hoon St., thesingapuraclub



WEEK EN D A Girls Trip to Sentosa – A Weekend of Indulgence by Felicia Chia

DAY 1 Jump-star ng the weekend, I escaped the chaos of the o ce early – with friends flying in from around Asia for a girls reunion on Sentosa, there wasn’t a moment to lose. The des na on for this long-awaited gettogether was Capella Singapore, a five-star tropical escape that required no passport and no currency exchange, just a short hop from the city centre. As I approached the picturesque driveway of the grand colonial structure, I felt be er already - not ten minutes away from the CBD, the hotel is a world away from the city’s busy streets, o ering the epitome of tropical tranquillity. Surrounded by lush greenery, it’s an ideal loca on to begin three days of down me, a healthy mix of rest and relaxa on, pampering, good food and maybe just a bit of retail therapy to round o the experience.




Despite the tropical garden se ng, Capella is not far from civilisa on – nothing in Singapore is very far away. Vivocity, Singapore’s largest shopping mall, sits at the entrance to Sentosa, with the hotel conveniently providing a regular shu le service to the mall. Having checked in, it was clearly important to take a look. Within minutes, credit cards were whipped out as the gang has ly stocked up on essen al items for the weekend. Vivocity is a big place to nego ate though and as energy levels fell,Es Boudoir provided the ideal loca on for the requisite pedicure – it was Friday night a er all and we needed to look our best!

MY SINGAPORE WEEKEND Our next des na on was Club Street, one of Singapore’s liveliest areas for bars and restaurants on a Friday night. With Club Street and adjacent Ann Siang Hill now pedestrianised on Friday and Saturday evenings, there has been an increase in merry-makers out to enjoy the Medi eranean vibe, with tables placed along the street, encouraging a convivial ambiance. The only problem was deciding where to go first! O’Ba gnolles for a glass of French wine, cheese and cold cuts, or Bar ni for a cocktail? We se led on a bo le of champagne at Drinks & Co – not such a hard decision a er all. Choosing a dinner des na on here is not easy either. There are a choice of excellent French restaurants, including Les Bouchons, Le Carillon and L’Angelus, tapas style joints like Los Primos, My Li le Tapas Bar, Lolla and Pluck and a host of other interna onal choices. If there’s one place in Singapore to restaurant hop and try a few dishes in each place, this is it. Recommended places would include Lolla for their tomato salad and desserts, Ding Dong for their Asian Wagyu Beef Tartare with homemade chilli sauce, Pluck for their Curry Roasted Cauliflower and Seared Scallops and Le Pe t Navire for their freshly shucked oysters. Well sated, we headed for a suitable diges v at one of the most crea ve cocktail bars in town, Opera on Dagger, located in a basement behind Oxwell & Co. Lucky to find a table in this ny underground hidden gem, we ordered a seasonal mulled wine cocktail which, like all drinks prepared here, is presented in unique crea ve way. Echewing the tradi onal bo le displays, Opera on Dagger looks more like the underground chemistry lab of some secret scien fic sect than a bar, but the results of the inhouse alcemy are very much recommended, with the Snow and Gomashio well worth a men on.

Day 2 Despite perhaps an overly enthusias c evening of cocktail consump on, the next morning was not a right o , with the so luxury of the Capella’s ample bedding ironing out any creases. With blue skies and shimmering panoramic views of the South China Sea, cameras and phones were soon out to capture the stunning views from our private balcony. With such perfect weather, the pool beckoned for fresh juices and a hearty breakfast of satay, nasi goreng, mee goreng and nasi lemak – the ideal start to any day! A er a healthy soak it was me for some serious pampering, with treatments booked at the award-winning des na on spa, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 29



We split up for our chosen treatments – massages, facials and hamman rituals and an hour or two later, suitably relaxed, we reconvened to enjoy the communal facili es – fli ng between the rock saunas and crystal steam rooms, ice fountains, experience showers, vitality pools, outdoor plunge pools and the forest Onsen-style pools.

treats with a modern twist. Apart from tradi onal dishes like scones and macaroons, the spread includes interes ng addi ons such as Aburi Brie Nigiri Sushi and a slice of double-torched brie, served with rice and pickled cucumber. All this was washed down with an exquisite selec on of Dilmah fine teas.

Pampering awakes the appe te and luckily W Singapore is located nearby, so we dropped in for a ernoon tea at WOOBAR. Presented in a decora ve birdcage, this decadent high tea selec on features ten savoury and sweet

Late a ernoons are best enjoyed at the beach and we headed to Tanjong Beach Club, located along one of Singapore’s most beau ful stretches of sand, to enjoy the sunset with a few of their signature cocktails.



TBC is open all day on the weekends, serving brunch, lunch and drinks in a chilled-out atmosphere, but it gets busy on Saturday and Sunday evenings, with resident djs bringing in the party crowd. As night fell we resisted the urge to eat at TBC and headed back to Resorts World for some local treats on Malaysia Food Street. This themed hawker centre o ers popular dishes found around Malaysia and Singapore and is a must visit if you’re on the island and hankering for some tasty assam laksa or chicken rice balls. A er a hearty feast, we returned to the hotel and collapsed.


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MY SINGAPORE WEEKEND ATTRACTIONS Capella Singapore 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, tel: 6377 8888, Es Boudoir Vivo City No.1 Harbour Front Walk, #02-227 tel: 6275 2868 O Batignolles 2 Gemmill Lane, tel: 6438 3913, Bartini 46 Club Street, tel: 6221 1025, Lolla 22 Ann Siang Road, tel: 6423 1228,

Day 3 Sunday morning was spent back at the infinity pool at Capella, enjoying the impeccable poolside service and dining. A er checking out, we grabbed a taxi and le Sentosa for Tiong Bahru for some lunch, shopping and café culture. First stop was mul -label bou que, Nana & Bird, followed by the vintage-styled Tiong Bahru Club for drinks and then lunch opposite at Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, famous for its local hawker delicacies. The chwee kueh (steamed rice cake topped with preserved radish), teochew fish ball noodles, wanton noodles, tow kwa pop (grilled stu ed beancurd pu ) should all be tried here. To walk it o , we wandered along the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail which takes in some of this old neighbourhood’s more iconic buildings and sights, with many opportuni es for some crea ve photography. No trip to Singapore would be complete without gourging on the na onal obsession that is Chili Crab, so we headed to another enclave rich in history, Dempsey Hill. Here the army barracks used by the Bri sh during colonial

Ding Dong 23 Ann Siang Road, tel: 6557 0189, Oxwell & Co 5 Ann Siang Road, tel; 6438 3984, Drinks & Co 44 Club Street, tel: 6222 2005, Pluck 90 Club Street, tel: 9010 8130,

mes have been converted into cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, providing locals with a popular Sunday des na on for brunch and more. It’s also home to the legendary Long Beach, a chili crab ins tu on and well recommended. Here the weekend ends in a flurry of bibs, chili sauce and tender crab meat, served with the flu y mantou buns that are immediately addic ve. Don’t just try the chili crab though, the pepper crab is also a taste sensa on in its own right. All smiles, it was sadly me to say our goodbyes as the visitors reluctantly made their way to Changi for the trip back home. Three days of decadence and indulgence had us checking our calendars for the next getaway. Un l the next me, Singapore!



Le Petit Navire 18 Ann Siang Road, tel: 6221 6897, Operation Dagger 7 Ann Siang Hill Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre 30 Seng Poh Road Long Beach@Dempsey 25 Dempsey road, tel: 6323 2222,


Martin Sinclair and Joo Chiat, and the opening of iconic malls like ION Orchard. The shop-house-lined stretches in Duxton, Keong Saik and Club Street are basking in foodie limelight, while a rush of cocktail bar openings this year has brought about a cocktail renaissance. Singapore is now one of the world's hottest cocktail cities and I'm proud that our bar Manhattan is a notable part of this revival. How does Singapore compare with other countries you’ve worked in around South

Martin Sinclair has been General Manager of The Regent in Singapore for the past seven years, a period that’s seen big changes in the city, from the restaurant and cocktail scene to the range of new attractions and activities on offer for visitors. We discussed his Singapore experience over a cocktail or two in the hotel’s sumptuous new bar Manhattan.

How has Singapore changed since you’ve been living here? I moved to Singapore in 2007 and in the past seven years, Singapore has transformed tremendously, particularly in the tourism landscape. More hotels have sprung up, along with the two integrated resorts and world -class attractions such as the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay and most recently, the River Safari. The F&B and retail scene is also increasingly vibrant with the gentrification of old neighbourhoods like Tiong Bahru, Arab Street 34


East Asia? In the earlier part of my career, I spent some years in Bali as part of the pre-opening team of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Bali, as a beach getaway, is very different to a bustling city like Singapore. Yet it's an island that's very close to my heart for its warm, friendly people, rich culture and tradition. I love Singapore for its cultural diversity, which is reflected in its various fascinating ethnic enclaves, be it Chinatown, Arab Street, Little India or the Peranakan trail in Katong and Joo Chiat. Visiting these areas is a fun and fast way for tourists to soak in Singapore's history, culture and traditions, particularly during festivals like Chinese New Year, the MidAutumn Festival, Hari Raya and Deepavali. The myriad cultures are also beautifully mirrored in Singapore's food heritage - another thing I've come to embrace. What is the current state of the F&B scene in Singapore? What factors have contributed to this? Over the years, there's been a growing appetite for quality dining experiences, fueled largely by sophisticated diners with discerning palates and rising affluence. A cosmopolitan city with avid travellers, Singaporeans and expats are increasingly knowledgeable and demanding, and

sun practically everyday, and I'm sure visitors are too.

you see that in the increase in speciality shops selling artisanal products, as well as more upscale restaurants offering diverse dining experiences.

Talk us through your ideal Singapore Sunday.

At Regent Singapore, our restaurants, be it our Italian flagship Basilico, traditional Cantonese restaurant Summer Palace or our Italian pasticceria Dolcetto by Basilico, have caught on to this demand and have been extremely wellreceived.

Sunday is family time. I enjoy exploring new neighbourhoods and restaurants with my family. Being great nature lovers, you’ll find us at the many gorgeous gardens and parks around Singapore getting a bit of exercise in. We love Bukit Timah Reserve and MacRitchie Reservoir Park for their tranquility and lush greenery.

Which areas would you recommend visitors go to for good food around town? What particular dishes/cuisine do you favour when you go out? When friends are in town, I like to take them to try out new restaurants, usually in hip areas like Keong Saik or Tiong Bahru. I also enjoy a simple cold beer and snack in Holland Village. And if they want to try local food, we're spoilt for choice really, whether it's the local hawker centre, the recently reopened Lau Pa Sat or Satay by the Bay. What do you think is behind the current surge in quality cocktail bars around Singapore? Singaporeans and expatriates are well travelled, for business and for pleasure. As they experience quality, distinctive products and service elsewhere, they demand the same here. Singapore, being a vibrant, cosmopolitan city has also attracted world-renowned bartenders, as they see great potential to expand their business here.

Left Page : Martin Sinclair; The Rick House at Manhattan; Colourful shop-houses in Joo Chiat; This page: China Town Lanterns; Lau Pa Sat hawker centre; Cocktail at Manhattan; Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

craft cocktails and world's first in-hotel rick house, has made Manhattan a destination bar in the region.

How does Manhattan fit into the local cocktail scene?

Is it an exciting time to be living in/visiting Singapore?

I’d like to think Manhattan has shaken up the hotel cocktail bar scene in Singapore and beyond. The bar has revived the glamour and glitz of the first golden age of fine drinking, where hotel bars were the place to be. The attention to detail, from the ice used to the custom-made cocktail glasses,

For all the reasons above, Singapore is a great place to live in and to visit. To add on, what I love about this island (which many locals may not fully appreciate) is its gorgeous year-round summer weather. I'm always grateful of the warmth and DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 35


AFTER DARK Photos by Jus n Eeles



Despite the excellent choice of architecture on view in Singapore, both historical and modern, it can be hard to appreciate the city’s many sights on foot during the day, due to the harsh tropical sun and high humidity. We advise walking the streets in the evenings when the light is fading and the air is cooler. As the sun sets, some of the city’s best landmarks can be seen at their finest, from the historical bridges across the Singapore River to the dramatic cityscape at Marina Bay.

The Esplanade From the other side of the Singapore River, the Durian-shaped Esplanade, Theatres by the Bay is an impressive sight when its iconic roof is illuminated. The venue for classical concerts, theatre and international shows, The Esplanade is also a popular nightspot for drinks at the bars located along its al fresco terrace. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 37




Marina Bay If you walk to the opposite side of the water from the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, via Marina Barrage, a running track through gardens along the water’s edge offers excellent views of the city at nightfall. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 39




Helix Bridge Connecting Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort to the floating platform, the pedestrian Helix Bridge has won awards for its unique design. With vantage points along the bridge overlooking Marina Bay, it’s a popular position for photographers to shoot the city lights. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 41




National Museum This beautifully preserved building hosts regular international exhibitions as well as permanent displays. In 2015, it will play a major part in Singapore’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 43




Lau Pa Sat Singapore’s most historic hawker centre Lau Pa Sat is housed in the former Telok Ayer Market, a cast iron structure made in Scotland in the 19th century. Recently renovated, it now offers not only more seating and better ventilation but a wide choice of local and international delicacies. At lunch time the stalls are very busy with office workers from the city, but in the evenings, it’s much more relaxed. With Boon Tat street closed to traffic from 7pm, the exterior becomes a lively beer garden, offering grilled seafood and more famously, an excellent choice of satay. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 45


DAILY BREAD by Raphaëlle Choël

“I want to give bread a place of honour on every table in the world. In my bakeries, there are breads for every taste, every occasion and every dish” - Eric Kayser In the pursuit of all things artisanal, Singaporeans are now blessed with a quickly expanding choice of high-end bakeries and cafes, offering the yeasty staple in a cornucopia of colours, textures and flavours. Bread is Singapore’s new fad and more of the city’s outlets are becoming key destinations for dough and pastry lovers. If you are a gourmet or a foodie, follow our guide and discover where to find the best crunchy baguettes, comforting walnut loaves and a world of delicate pastry … bon appétit! MAISON KAYSER The French understand that Maison Kayser is more than just a big name in their own country, where the brand was established in 1996 under the baking talents of Eric Kayser himself. With the upsurge of interest in Singapore, it’s no wonder the brand decided to open here in late 2011. Bread is baked here throughout the day, with managers trained in France to learn the secrets of the trade. For authen city, most ingredients are imported from either France or Japan. The highlight here is the tradi onal French bague e but other favourites include their white chocolate bread, olive fougasse, ciaba a, intense mul grain and sweet honey black sesame roll. And don’t miss the comfor ng white chocolate and pecan bread or their delicious Emmenthal cheese bread.


Maison Kayser also serves food throughout the day, opening at 8am for breakfast. If you dine in any of the outlets, meals are usually served with a basket o ering a sampling of what's available. Set lunches start from $15 and include a soup and main dish with a bread basket. What should you take home? You could opt for the decadent pastries available all day or the bu er or chocolate croissants, which are both excellent. For dessert, choose between the lemon tart, a creamy éclair or the amazing chocolate-co ee Brazilian tart. A ernoon tea lovers will also enjoy the set which includes, an éclair and drink for $8.40. And don’t miss Singapore’s best chouque es, available here at $4.70 for 10 pieces. 3 loca ons : Wheelock Place 501 Orchard Road, B2-01 Sco s Place 6 Sco s Road # B1-09 Sco s Square Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road #01-11



“A day without bread is like a day without sun” - Eran Meyer


ABC’s outlets also o er in-house dining, with an extensive menu throughout the day o ering brunch items, salads, sandwiches, quiches and larger meals. On weekends, indulge in their divine Eggs Benedict, served on a bed of brioche with hollandaise sauce. Cereal lovers will also relish the crunchy creamy Ar sanal Almond Granola, while the


Eran Meyer is the talented man behind this recently launched ar sanal bakery and cafe concept. Meyer honed his skills working in a respected boulangerie in Paris and is dedicated to producing authen c breads and pastries using only the highest quality ingredients. Using imported Viron flour, ABC o ers a choice of breads and pastries baked fresh every day. If you like a nu y texture, go for the amazing Toasted Cereal Sourdough, the Fruit and Nut Muesli Bread or the Sesame Pavé. Other highlights include a crispy Bague e and a rich Walnut Sourdough. ABC also o ers delicious quiches, with the Bacon and Leek Quiche a must-try. For your morning pastries, try the bu er Croissant, the Pain Au Chocolat and the indulgent Sweet Rico a Croissant. The sweet-toothed will enjoy the Pear & Almond Tart, the indulgent Pecan Caramel Tart or the comfor ng Dark Chocolate Tart. health conscious should try the energizing ABC (Apple, Beetroot, Carrot) fresh juice. 7 loca ons: 01-05 i12 Katong Mall, 112 East Coast Road 01-01, 118 Killiney Road 01-163/164 Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk 01-23, Great World City

01-02 Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View 01-12 The Metropolis, 9 North Buona Vista Drive 01-34 Chevron House, 30 Ra es Place

“Real bread is made in bakeries, not in factories and a party without cakes is just a meeting!” - John Wee


EAST MANHATTAN BAKERY Hidden in the recently opened Katong V shopping mall on East Coast Road, this bakery is definitely worth the perseverance. Behind the scenes is Singaporean John Wee, who switched from banking to baking to revisit American breads and cheesecakes. Using a French wheat flour milled in Japan, his specialty is sourdough bread and ar san loaves and he does a great job playing with the classics, whilst giving them a local twist or unique combina ons. Tempt yourself with his range which includes, a charcoal-apricot loaf, a spicy tomato loaf, a turmeric chia seed loaf and a more classic olive dough. The cajunonion loaf is irresis ble, as is the tomato or flavourful spinach rosemary.

Croissants here have a lovely ar sanal shape - try the chocolate or bacon varie es. Apart from a delicious selec on of fruit tarts and an airy lemon meringue, the other highlight of the bakery is the amazing collec on of cheesecakes, including vanilla, rum-raisin, salted caramel, chocolate Grenache, walnut, cranberry and apple or yuzu - you name it, they have it! And don’t forget to take home a slice of the Oreo Happy Cheesecake, you won’t regret it.

Loca ons: Katong V Mall, 30 East Coast Road, www.eastmanha DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 47



“Treat your dough like it's your child. Do not rush the process. Feed, knead and mould it lovingly, patiently wait for it to mature and it will bloom to be the best bread” - Joy Bakalis

THE BREAD PROJECT Local bread lovers have long been regulars of this bakery located along Joo Chiat Road. Owned and founded by local Joy Bakalis, The Bread Project’s aim is to o er the best authen c breads to the neighbourhood. Joy o ers a selec on of mainly European breads, using only natural ingredients with no preserva ves or chemicals. She explains her philosophy as “we started out by not going forwards but by going backwards and doing things how they were done before. Slow rising, clean and with integrity. That’s what

we believe in.” The Bread Project is best known for her loaves - the pain de campagne, pain au levain and flaxseed breads are highly recommended – but the pastries are also well worth a try. The

so bun filled with a refreshing orange cream and topped with streusel and home-made orange marmalade is perfectly sweetened and the brioche is a golden treat. The baking team is quite small at this bou que bakery so it’s best to go early to get the best of the pick. 174 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore, tel: 6440 9228, the

“To reinvent desserts, and create new pastries, that’s what fuels me at work everyday.” Executive Pastry Chef, Chef John Evans



Many of Singapore’s top hotels o er good breads, pastries, salads and sandwiches, to be enjoyed on the spot or taken away. Java+ at the Marrio hotel, adjacent to Marrio Café, is no excep on, serving a variety of freshly baked delicacies all-day long. Recommended speciali es here include the so spinach cheese loaf, or the exquisite almond-cranberry counterpart. The sweet-

toothed may enjoy the comfor ng lemon and coconut drizzle cake or the renowned signature Earl Grey raspberry cake, while others will applaud the selec on of desserts served in a jar, like the raspberry champagne panna co a and an indulgent ramisu. And don’t miss the Antoine chocolate cake! For a more savoury fix, there is a good selec on of premium cheeses and cold cuts, pickles and dips, alongside sandwiches, salads and quiches making it a good des na on for lazy co ee mornings, cheerful a ernoon teas or indulgent bites on-the-go. Singapore Marrio Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, tel: 6735 5800 www.marrio .com




“Everything I love is not reasonable!” - Gontran Cherrier

TIONG BAHRU BAKERY BY GONTRAN CHERRIER This excellent ar sanal French bakery is definitely a must-visit on the Singaporean bakery scene. Established by French baker Gontran Cherrier himself in Singapore in 2012, this bakery only uses top quality French ingredients. This is where you will find the best ‘jambon-beurre’ bague e sandwich in town or a perfectly crispy croissant. All breads are freshly baked each day, with a crispy crust just as it should be. Try the rich, tasty cranberryalmond bread or the more audacious ar sanal rye miso loaf. Gontran loves playing with local ingredients and incorporates them into his tradi onal crea ons. Hence the success of his comfor ng pandan flan and so green tea brioche. Either dine in or take away, Tiong Bahru Bakery o ers a selec on of fresh

sandwiches and savoury items. Highlights include a crunchy flavourful smoked salmon, squid ink sesame bague e, a flavourful croque-monsieur, a tasty prosciu o focaccia and a choice of delicious quiches. Diners should definitely keep space for desserts here though as you cannot miss the delicate lemon tart, the refreshing passion fruit pineapple tart or the fabulously decadent dark chocolate lava cake. Served on a bed of caramelized nuts, this is a treat to die for… 3 loca ons: 56 Eng Hoon Street #01-70 252 North Bridge Road #B1-11/12 Ra es City Shopping Centre 310 Orchard Road, L1- 16B, TANGS Orchard DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 49





AFTERNOON TEA by Alexis Cheong



What’s the best drink to have in the middle of the a ernoon when you want to relax, get a gentle boost and be comforted by its warmth? Tea, of course! TWG tea is a rela vely new Singaporean brand, but has done extremely well in providing top quality teas that people now look forward to. One of the ways tea lovers can sample their range is by visi ng their TWG Tea Salon at B2 of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, which has more than 800 di erent types of tea available, sourced from all over the world.



Having just tea alone isn’t as much fun as having it with some finger food and sweets though so TWG Tea Salon o ers three di erent tea sets from 3 to 6pm daily.

Firstly, the 1837 tea set ($17++) which includes two scones or a mu n, one pastry or a macaroon and a pot of tea. The mider set, the Chic Tea Set ($25++), comprises three fingers sandwiches, two scones or a mu n, pastries and a pot of tea. For those who are hungry, top up a few dollars to get the Celebra on Tea Time Set ($29++), which consists of the same items as the Chic Tea Set but is accompanied by three macaroons, which some say are good enough to rival French pa sserie Ladurée. Try the Earl Grey macaroon if you can! B2-89/89A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands 2 Bayfront Avenue Tel: +65 6535 1837



This is high tea, literally. Perched all the way up on level 70, the newly launched Tradi onal A ernoon Tea ($45++ for two) at Equinox in the 5-star Swissotel o ers a feast for both your eyes and your taste buds.

A perennial favourite in the a ernoon high tea scene is the Mandarin Oriental’s daily A ernoon Tea Set from Axis Bar and Lounge. Available from 3pm to 5pm, it’s priced at $42++ per person ($80++ for two) and consists of a single tea selec on from TWG (refillable) and four courses of dainty treats (non-refillable) from sweet to savoury, which change on a monthly basis.

Level 70, Swissotel, 2 Stamford Road Tel: +65 6837 3322 Email: reserva

THE SINGAPORE HERITAGE AFTERNOON TEA BY SHERMAY LEE AT THE CLIFFORD PIER IN THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL The newly launched Singapore Heritage High Tea ($38++, refillable) by Chef Shermay Lee is probably one of the most unique high teas in Singapore. If there is only one high tea session for you to try in Singapore, I’d say opt for this one. The tea set represents a fine sampling of all of Singapore’s best local delights, put together in an exquisite set of eight sweet and eight savoury items. Try the Nonya Chicken Curry and Ro Jala Wrap, Pandan Swiss Roll and Kueh Pie Tee, but save space for the two house favourites, served piping hot by waiters walking by - the Kurobuta Pork Kong Ba Bao and the Chili Crab Buns - with these you can skip going for a chilli crab dinner with its authen c sauce and generous slivers of crab. Enjoy this excellent value-for-money a ernoon tea daily from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, serenaded by live piano music in one of the most beau ful dining halls in Singapore.


At $22.50++, it’s really good value-for-money, considering the level of service and the al tude that you’re enjoying it from.

The lounge features floor to ceiling windows, with great views overlooking Marina Bay. Enjoy the lively atmosphere as ladies get together to catch up and enjoy light bites over fragrant pots of tea. While some of the dishes on the set might change monthly, hopefully items like their citrus cinnamon and Madagascar golden raisin scones with clo ed cream and jam will remain because they are so delicious. For fans of interes ng food combina ons, look out for ingredients like yuzu and pineapple, used here with Manuka Aioli and foie gras. Level 4, Mandarin Oriental Hotel 5 Ra es Avenue, Marina Square Tel: 6338 0066


With its high ceilings, light filled interior and uninterrupted views of the water, it’s a fantas c place to spend an a ernoon. The luxe décor and relaxed ambience of The Cli ord Pier restaurant is best enjoyed with the fine fragrance of TWG teas and in the company of friends and family.

The Halia is located in the grounds of the iconic Ra es Hotel and o ers a deligh ul A ernoon Tea set at $35++ on weekends and public holidays, from 3pm to 5:30pm. The stylish interior fits the elegant theme of the Ra es Hotel experience, while o ering a comfortable modern ambiance. Sit and chit chat over a cup of Gryphon tea with your friends while enjoying the two- ered savoury and sweet a ernoon tea set, with classics such as freshly-baked scones with seasonal jam and clo ed cream and lemon meringue tart.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. 80 Collyer Quay , Tel: 6597 5266


Take in the city landscape with an almost 360-degree bird’s eye view, while savouring a classic o ering of sandwiches, pastries and scones with homemade strawberry jam and Devonshire clo ed cream. Held daily from 3:30pm to 5pm, the a ernoon tea also comes with a pot of TWG tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chun Mee Green Tea, Moroccan Mint) or cup of co ee/la e/cappuccino.

Be sure to look out for the decadent foie gras mousse on flaky pu pastry. The bu ery flaky texture of the pastry matches the smooth, rich foie gras perfectly. Another dish to try is the blue cheese with apricot chutney delicious! Order the Halia infusion tea for a refreshing change if you feel like something spicy to warm you up as you savour the finger food selec on! Enjoy!

1 Beach Road, #01-22/23 Ra es Hotel, Tel: +65 96391148 www. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 51



The past couple of years in Singapore has seen a dramatic rise in the number of tapasstyle restaurants and bars opening around the city. Inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of sharing small plates, this culinary movement has grown fast, developing into a more creative and sophisticated dining experience than just enjoying a plate of meatballs and bread with friends. In the current dining scene, some of the city’s best and most popular restaurants have embraced the tapas concept and taken it to a new level, serving both contemporary Western and Asian cuisine as dishes to be shared in an informal setting, very often on a counter surrounding the chefs at work. In this issue we round up some of the best options available.



The opening of Esquina heralded a new wave of crea vity in the Singapore dining scene. Under the direc on of celebrity chef Jason Atherton, Esquina delivered the small is beau ful concept with flair, instantly inspiring a plethora of imitators, seduced by its blend of high quality ingredients, crea ve energy and culinary excellence. Esquina o ers Spanish-inspired dishes and flavours but don’t expect tradi onal bar tapas – here the focus is very much on modern cuisine, with lots of Asian influence and ingredients. Due to its small size, it’s s ll packed to the gills every night so we’d recommend arriving very early - the restaurant doesn’t take reserva ons - or checking out their business lunch sets. Try to get a seat at the counter to watch the chefs at work. The only nega ve aspect is you’ll end up ordering much more than you planned but life is short and food this good should be enjoyed as much as possible. Must try dishes include the Mini Spanish Breakfast, the George Bank Seared Scallops with Duck Green Curry and the Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Churros. Esquina will be o ering a Fes ve Dinner tas ng Menu un l December 24 with dishes like Chestnut Soup with Tru e Egg and Jamon Iberico, Baked Seabass with Salt Baked Parsnip, Brussel Sprouts and Girolle Mushrooms and a Venison and Foie Gras Wellington, with Pear and Juniper. 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore. Tel: 6222 1616, 52


Lolla Located on Anne Siang Road, Lolla follows the same concept as Esquina – diners sit around the counter and watch the chefs at work. There is also separate sea ng available downstairs but we’d recommend s cking to the counter if you can. The menu here is inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, with the kitchen sourcing the best possible ingredients for their selec on of sharing plates. The menu is simple with each sec on o ering three or four choices. Standout dishes range from the simple but delicious bread and bu er (bague e by Maison Kayser with Echire) to a fantas c Beetroot Carpaccio, a Tuna Belly Chutoro Tartare, a Grass-fed Ribeye and the chef’s iconic Sea Urchin Pudding. And don’t miss the Crème Catalana or Steamed Dark Chocolate Pudding for dessert.


22 Ann Siang Road, Singapore. Tel: 6423 1228, DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 53




One of the newest o erings in Singapore, this friendly shop-house bar/kitchen on Seah Street is also one of the best. With a young crea ve team behind the bar and in the kitchen, Tess specializes in cocktail and food pairing. Head barman Steve Leong mixes up a selec on of house cocktails, or bespoke crea ons for the more adventurous, while chef Mar n Wong’s team delivers modern cuisine in a choice of small, medium or large sharing plates. Recommended dishes include the Baby Octopus, with Chorizo and Sundried Cherry Tomatoes, the Sauteed Clams with



Fennel and Chilli Jus and the succulent Tess Wagyu Cubes and Bone Marrow. Don’t miss the Steamed Foie Gras Custard, served in a sea-urchin shell on a bed of white pepper corns, a delicious creamy blend of flavours. Leong recommends pairing his Scandalous Pear with the Bone Marrow while Wong opts for a Negroni with the Beef Cheeks – we say try as many drinks and dishes as possible and you’ll have a great evening. 38 Seah Street, Singapore. Tel: 6337 7355,

&Sons The Spanish are not the only Mediterranean na on to have a tradi on for sharing plates over a glass of wine or two. Inspired by the Vene an tradi on for Bocaros, wine bars that serve a selec on of ciche (hot and cold snacks), &Sons opened last year in the row of converted shophouses on Nankin Street in the CBD. This modern, generous space houses a bar, large dining hall and its very own salami room – frustrated by the di culty of sourcing quality cured meats and salamis from Italy, they began to make their own in-house. The results are excellent and will have salami fans immediately planning their next visit. With a team of Italians both front of house and in the kitchen, &Sons delivers an authen c journey to Italy’s most roman c city, albeit with some added local flavours to suit the Asian palate.


Start the evening with a refreshing Aperol Spritz or the bar’s CosmoNapolitan, fragolino, vodka and lemon juice – wine lovers will enjoy their selec on of Italian vintages with most of the country’s major wine areas covered. Stand-out dishes on the menu include the rich and hearty Veal Ossobuco, the Wagyu Beef Tagliata with salsa verde and the Baccala Cakes with Sea Urchin Sabayon Taglioni, a fragrant cod fish cake with delicious squid ink crust and creamy sauce. All pasta is homemade and includes a delicious spiceinfused Taglioni with Crab and Nduja, which is definitely a local crowd pleaser. Don’t forget to order a plate or two of the salami, complimented with a fine selec on of regional Italian cheeses, before ending your meal with that all important gelato fix. 20 Cross Street, 03-50 China Square Central, Tel: 6221 3937, DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 55



It’s not only independent restaurants o ering inspired sharing plates – An :dote at the Fairmont hotel has brought in two crea ve young talents to serve up cocktails and tapas to a growing apprecia ve audience in this stylishly renovated space. Behind the bar is Tom Hogan, whose ar stry extends from his cocktails – his elaborate illustra ons provide the decora on to the drinks menu as well. As an aperi f, try the Corpse Revolver, an intoxica ng blend of absinthe, gin, homemade orange liqueur, lemon and lillet blanc. Chef Carlos Montobbio has created an eclec c choice of molecular-inspired gourmet tapas, some tradi onal from his hometown of Barcelona and some with a dis nctly Asian twist. Don’t miss his take on pizza, a delicate parmesan crust topped with olive oil, caviar, basil and tomato flakes, or the Clam Chowder Spheres, delivered bite-size on spoons. This creamy velvety taste explosion is ideal for those wintery December nights, with its crispy bacon croutons ensuring a long lingering a ertaste. The presenta on of all the tapas dishes is exquisite – far from what you’d expect from bar food. Montobbio is currently working on a Chilli Crab dish so look out for that on the 2015 menu. In the mean me enjoy inspired Asian crea ons like the Yellow Fin Tuna Skewers, served in a quartet with green apple, ka r lime, jalapeno ponzu and Kuluga caviar or the Shigoku Oysters, served with passion fruit jelly, cucumber and wasabi cream. Enjoy! The Fairmont, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore. Tel: 6339 7777,


Immigrants, The Singapore Gastrobar, 467 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore. Tel: 8511 7322, 56



Located in fast evolving Joo Chiat, Immigrants is the brainchild of well-known local chef Damian D’Silva. The focus here is on reinterpre ng and reintroducing tradi onal dishes from Singapore’s varied ethnic cuisines so there’s an interes ng mix of Peranakan, Malay and Chinese dishes on the menu. Standout dishes include the Beef Cheek Rendang and the Grilled Ayam Sioh. And don’t miss the Chilled Tofu with Century Egg Relish to take some heat out of your palate. Dishes are served on small plates to be shared and the casual dining space has a relaxed convivial feel. Immigrants also o ers a decent wine list, a selec on of cra beers and some rare whiskies making it a good place to while away a few hours in this eclec c neighbourhood.

FOC The Hongkong Street F&B scene con nues to evolve at pace with the road now home to Spanish tapas bar FOC. Helmed by Execu ve Chef Jordi Noguera, in partnership with Michelin-starred celebrity chef Nando Jubany, FOC serves authen c Catalan cuisine with some modern crea ve interpreta ons on the menu to keep things interes ng. The décor is a quirky blend of industrial chic and pas che – all shipped from Barcelona, furnishings include an elevated motorbike, hanging pepper mill ligh ng and large busts of the restaurants founding partners. Diners sit along the domino decorated bar counter for the best view of the kitchen, or in two separate dining areas. Billed as “fine fun food’, dishes are beau fully presented with a whimsical flair and a en on to detail - standout dishes include a refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho, served poured over charcoal smoked olive oil ice cream, the succulent Grilled Scallops with Soya Caviar, served on a polished seashell and a deligh ul Beef Cheek Sandwich, presented as a mini burger in a moist brioche bun. Don’t miss the Rib-Eye Steak, served with a deliciously sweet roasted red pepper or the popular Black Mediterranean Seafood Paella. Perhaps the dish that sums up the kitchens crea vity and sense of humour is the FOC Chocolate Burger, a sensa on that should be eaten quickly with hands, as you would a real burger, to get the most from the balance of taste and textures. With a vanilla ice-cream bun (mint replacing le uce and strawberry for tomato) and a chocolate mousse pa y, this can get quite messy but it’s worth it. The crea vity doesn’t stop there. Behind the bar is mixologist Dario Knox, previously at Catalunya and well known for his repertoire of inven ve cocktails. Available all-day at very compe ve pricing, this is another good reason to drop by FOC. Reserva ons are recommended. 40 Hongkong Street, Singapore. Tel: 6100 4040, DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 57


for the FIZZ Tis the season for celebration, the time of year when the consumption of fine wines and champagne dwarfs the preceding months. Outside of Spain, the sparkling wine Cava has traditionally lived in the shadow of its northerly neighbour’s prestigious Champagne terroir, and so has been overlooked by large parts of the world. However times are changing and more connoisseurs are recognizing that top Cavas offer both excellent quality and great value for money, with the top vintages regularly giving France’s venerable grand crus a run for their money.



We talked about Cava’s recent rise with Singapore resident Paco Gago, brand ambassador for Codorníu Raventós, Spain’s oldest wine and Cava producers.

Have you always been in the wine business? I have always been related to the wine business as my parents owned a wine distribu on company in Spain. Since I was young I was involved in tas ngs and wine events from di erent Spanish Denomina ons of Origin. A er the family business was sold, I worked in a di erent industry for a while but my passion for Cavas and wines remained so I could not say no when the opportunity arose to work for Codorníu. Tell us a li le about the Codorníu family. How important are they to the history of winemaking in Spain? Codorníu is the most important family business in the Spanish wine scene, as well as one of the most significant in the world. The Codorníu family history dates back to 1551 and is the oldest family business in Spain and the 5th oldest winery in the world. A er almost 500 years it is s ll 100% in the hands of the same family, although the family surname was changed to Raventos by marriage in 1777. When was Cava first invented or made? In 1872, a er several years of experimen ng with local grape varietals from Catalunya, Josep Raventós became the pioneer in Cava making in Spain, launching the first bo les of ‘Champagne Codorníu’ using the same produc on method as champagne in France. With the success of Champagne Codorníu in Spain, the family commissioned the construc on of today’s Codorniu’s wine cellars and introduced Codorníu Cavas beyond Spanish borders. Talk us through some of the di erent Codorníu Cavas? Our most iconic Cava, Anna de Codorníu, was the first Cava to include the Chardonnay grape and is a tribute to the last descendant to carry the Codorníu surname. Our Gran Codorniu Pinot Noir was the first rosé Cava made from 100% red Pinot Noir grapes and our Reina María Cris na was the first white Cava made with the Pinot Noir red variety - an outstanding Cava for those who enjoy

complex wines. Finally the Gran Codorniu Gran Reserva Xarel-lo was the first Cava ever created with 100% Xarel-lo grapes, topping the 2013 list of the ‘E ervescents du Monde’ Top 10 Best Sparkling Wines in the world. Is the produc on of Cava more similar to champagne or Proscecco? Cava and Champagne follow very similar produc on methods in which the e ervescence is produced by secondary fermenta on in the bo le.

Clockwise from top: Cava bubbles; Anna Rose cocktail;The Codorniu estate from the air; Codorniu Vineyards in Raimat; Paco Gago with bo le in hand; There are some di erences, as the Metodo Tradicional in Spain strictly prohibits ‘Chaptalisa on’ (adding sugar to increase alcohol content) while the Champagne Appella on of origin allows it. This is due to the loca on of the French wine regions, whose cool climate and lack of sunshine make it di cult for grapes to reach op mum ripeness. This makes Cava the only sparkling wine available in the market whose fermenta on is 100% natural with no carbona on, no acidifica on and no chaptalisa on. Prosecco, however, is generally produced using the Charmat method, in which the secondary fermenta on takes place in stainless steel tanks, making the wine less expensive to produce. What gives Cava its dis nct taste? Are there di erent varie es? Tradi onal Cava is produced out of three main local Catalan grape varie es, Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada, which produce a balanced wine, less sweet than Prosecco but more floral than champagne. Nowadays, however, some of the more reputable and established Cava vintages are produced from French grape varie es like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Is Cava suitable to drink in the tropics, compared to champagne for example? Given the freshness provided by the combina on of acidity, citrus flavours and tropical fruits, Cava is the perfect drink for tropical weather. The warmer climate of the Cava region enables the correct ripeness of the grapes, allowing an earlier harves ng, making it fresh and smooth, without the acidic flavour that characterises Champagne.

What is your main aim in your job as brand ambassador? My main task is to build the image of Cava as a pres gious wine as unfortunately Cava is o en regarded as a cheap op on to Champagne. By showing the world the Codorníu brand, I hope to make it the preferred op on for consumers looking for high quality, but great value sparkling wines. How do you tell a good Cava from an average one? In a good aged Cava we can find some of the typical notes that characterize good Champagne: notes of withered flowers together with light nuances of nuts, velvety cremosity, balanced and fresh acidity non aggressive to the throat and graceful e ervescence. Do you only supply Spanish restaurants in Singapore? Where can readers try your Cavas in Singapore? As any pres gious brand trying to penetrate a market and consolidate a high quality image, our focus for Codorníu Cava is the HORECA channel (Hotel, Restaurants and Cafes) so Codorníu Cavas are not available in supermarkets. Some recommended places to taste Codorníu Cavas include The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa, Don Quijote restaurant at Dempsey, Catalunya Restaurant in Marina Bay, Pollen at Gardens by the Bay or The Reading Room on Bukit Pasoh Road in China Town. Has the upsurge in interest in Spanish food created more of a demand for Cava in Singapore? Yes it has. You can already find Cava at the many tapas bars flourishing across the island. But the toughest challenge is to create a demand for premium Cavas. However, top Codorníu Cavas can already be found at some of the best five-star hotels in Singapore. Does Cava go well with Asian food? What would be your ideal Cava pairing with a dish available in Singapore. Cava is the perfect partner for tapas, due to the nice refreshing acidity that helps to cleanse the palate. However I recently organised a Dim Sum Cava party that was a great success. The nice acidity and versa le floral and fruity aromas of Cava paired perfectly with the di erent flavours and texture of the dim sum, so yes, try it with everything! For more informa on, visit: DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 61





DINING HEIGHTS Haute cuisine was not invented to be eaten at high altitude, but at Jaan at the Swissotel it might as well have been. Text by Marc Tan, photos by Justin Eeles.

It’s hard not to let loose with clichés about presentation and flavours being taken to new heights at this stunning venue. In reality though it’s the food, not the impressive Murano crystal chandelier or the expansive view of Marina Bay, that’s the main focus in this intimate dining space, perched elegantly in the clouds. Jaan started garnering public a en on when Chef Andre was at the helm but his departure in 2011 did not signal a fall in standards or expecta ons. On the contrary, his replacement, Julien Royer has risen very much (sorry) to the challenge, introducing his now signature French modern cuisine to high (last one) acclaim. Royer’s dishes are beau fully devised journeys in flavour, texture and o en theatrical presenta on. With the plate as his pallete, dishes are introduced from the kitchen with a blend of high drama and e ortless simplicity – plates are very o en le half-filled, emphasizing the colours and

textures of the assembled ingredients. His stand-out crea ons include the 55 minute Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg, with chorizo Iberico, buckwheat and potato, delivered beau fully in the shell in a swirl of rosemary scented dry ice. Other dishes are posi oned beau fully on black slate and stone, oak pla ers and in freeform glass bowls – jaan is sandscript for bowl and the kitchen has invested in some unique varie es. It’s the delicate balance of clean flavours however that Jaan excels in – Chef Julien’s background is rural France and he has firsthand knowledge on the importance of fresh seasonal ingredients. His Autumn Garden and Beetroot Collec on are excellent examples of taking full advantage of nature’s harvest. The former is a fragrant balance of garden vegetables served with a mushroom ketchup and rich Bergundy Tru e, the la er an ode to the purple root in sorbet, merengue, smoke and frozen snow, served with burrata and honeycomb – simple yet sublime. Dishes are not restrained by tradi onal French boundaries but embrace a global influence - the Crispy Skinned Amadai is scented with yuzu and miso caramel while the Hay Roasted Pigeon is served with black sesame and Hokkaido corn.

The ceremony of service - sauces elegantly poured, eggs emp ed - is part of the visual a rac on at Jaan but does not distract from the culinary experience. It’s a true feast for the senses and has resulted in the restaurant climbing the ranks of the world’s best restaurants at pace. There’s also no danger of leaving with an unrequited hunger - courses on the tas ng menu are interspersed with amuse bouches, palate cleansers and a series of three deligh ul desserts. To complement the meal, there is a choice of 500 di erent wines from around the world and a selec on of vintage Krug champagne, available in a six-course pairing menu at $680++. For a great value taste of Julien’s signature cuisine, we’d recommend the three-course lunch menu at $68++, including amuse bouche, pe t fours and co ee. Alterna vely celebrate in the evening with the ‘Menu Epicure par Julien’ at $168++ and enjoy the very best the kitchen has to o er. We promise you won’t be disappointed! Advance reserva ons highly recommended. Jaan, Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford, Ph. 6837 3322, DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 63






By: Dannon Har

Year-end eats need not be relegated to the usual honeyglazed ham and sweet fruit cake. From oven-roasted turkey served with a local twist to Japanese sake pairings sure to warm your belly, here are some seasonal offerings to satiate any festive hankerings.

POULET’S ROTI WITH CARAMELIZED APPLE SAUCE The combina on of sweet and savoury is a quintessen al fes ve flavour, and this dish o ers that taste in droves. This twist to their signature brined chicken improves upon the original taste by adding a slightly toasty, fruity aroma into the mix, with none of the saccharine nuance many savourysweet dishes o en exude. A blood orange and cucumber cooler ($4.90), essen ally an italian soda, is also on o er to pair nicely with the flavourful chicken, and is also great for cleansing the pale e. To round it o , try the rus c French pear and apple tart dessert ($8.90). While the two starchy fruits in it are meant as highlights, it’s the vanilla ice-cream, made using real vanilla pods, which adds a nice, textured finish as it drenches the pastry and fruits in a creamy ensemble. Poulet Ro with Caramelized Apple Sauce is priced at $17.90. Available ll 31 Dec at all Poulet outlets, including 252 North Bridge Road, Ra es City #B1-65/66. Not available at Jurong Point outlet. 64



Part of a five-course Japanese dinner, this meal will have none of the usual suspects on the dinner table during Christmas. This means no ham, no wine, and definitely no turkey. Perfect if your cuisine of choice has nothing to do with typically Western fare. The meal begins, follows through, and ends with interes ng sakes and sake-based concoc ons to go along with each dish. The sake sangria, a twist on the Spanish beverage, is the first and

contains a blend of sake, apple crisps and citrus blossoms. Food wise, expect JapaneseWestern fusion cuisine like the Hokkaido scallop with bacon bits, angel hair pasta and the baked lobster dynamite topped with mushroom crunch, ebiko caviar and cheese. The five course meal is priced at $100 per pax. Available from 18-24 Dec at East 8, 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall #0121/22.


THE HALIA’S SINGAPORESTYLE CHILI CRAB For many, the allure of chili crab never dies, even during the fes ve season when the turkey tries to upstage all other meats and seafood to take centre stage. Thankfully, The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens o ers the signature local dish on Christmas Day itself, in the form of a pasta dish, done a la minute, topped with the spicy, sweet and tangy crabmeat sauce. It’s part of the fes ve bu et spread which also features other locally-inspired dishes such as the bak kwa - honey BBQ pork slivers - carbonara pasta and their version of kueh pie tee - crispy tophats - filled with ingredients of your choosing. A carvery sta on, cold dish spread, sweets galore, free-flow wines and more round o the experience to ensure you leave The Halia ready for a brisk stroll in the surrounding gardens. The bu et is priced at $128-$138 inclusive of free-flow wines, or $108-$118 inclusive of free-flow so drinks and juices. Available at The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road.



Suitable for those who enjoy the taste of local herbs and spices, this heavily seasoned bird comes with everything from begedil stu ng to vegetable masala to rich rendang gravy. It is massive too, best suited for a party of six to eight individuals. If you are ge ng the turkey to takeaway, do plan ahead as it requires orders to be done three days in advance. You can always dine in-house of course, at the hotel’s highly popular bu et restaurant, Carousel, where an interna onal spread consis ng of sashimi, teppanyaki, seafood, cheeses and much more also awaits. The Rendang Turkey is priced at $135 at the counter. Available from 1-25 Dec at Carousel, 25 Sco s Road, Royal Plaza on Sco s. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 65


BREEZE’S FIVE SPICE TURKEY Part of a three-course spread, Breeze’s roasted turkey comes burs ng with flavour, thanks to the use of five-spice powder. It’s very tender and served as a meat pla er (meaning no tedious carving is needed) along with a chestnut stu ng, paired with wild berry and pineapple compote. Emphasizing communal dining, the meat pla er also comes filled with other tantalizing items such as chargrilled bourbon beef ribs, worth coming for even if turkey doesn’t ckle your fancy. Then end o on an apt note with their nottoo-sweet eggnog creme brulee before lingering a while longer at this roo op venue, sipping on some of the bar’s unique cocktail crea ons. Book early for this one as there are limited seats.


The three-course meal is priced at $85 per pax. Available on 24 Dec at Breeze, 33 Erskine Road, The Scarlet Hotel roo op. A New Year’s Eve menu is also available on 31 Dec.







The renaissance of the Boat Quay area continued in 2014 at pace with a selection of more upmarket establishments opening their doors in this historic part of town. One of our favourites is Le Comptoir, which opened in April in one of the more unique shop-houses on Circular Road.

Located at the junc on with Lorong Telok, this 1938 building features an eye-catching five-story tower, possibly the highest structure in the area at the me of its construc on, a ording it great views of Marina Bay. Now, however, the view has long been obstructed and it’s what’s happening inside that’s capturing the public’s a en on. O ering a menu of tradi onal gale es and crepes, some Asian influenced crea ons, a choice of bistro style dishes and a weekend brunch, Le Comptoir is the second project

from the French owners of the popular wine bar O Ba gnolles, located on Club Street nearby. The restaurant’s corner loca on and open design makes it an ideal place to spend some me in the evenings enjoying a few drinks and a casual meal. With both indoor and outdoor sea ng, including a small aircondi oned sec on, it can fit up to around 90 diners. The interior is a part industrial chic, part French seaside, with hanging bulbs on rope, a long stretch of bar and a pot pouri of sea ng choices, including a swing. As with O Ba gnolles, the emphasis is on delivering a quality experience in a relaxed informal se ng, that’s also excellent value for money. Where patrons flock to O Ba gnolles for the wine, cheese and cold cuts, at Le Comptoir they come for the gale es (savourybuckwheat pancakes), the sweet crepes and the cider.

authen city we tried the Menage a Cinq, a blend of ham, cheese, mushroom, tomato and egg, and were not disappointed – presented beau fully it tasted fantas c and just how it should. Don’t just try the old favourites though; gale es inspired by more local ingredients, like the excellent Indian Chicken Masala and the Thai Khoa San Road, are also highly recommended. Food por ons are quite large so you might find yourself sharing desserts. Our favourite was the Normandy Landing, a decadently sweet crepe covered in salted caramel bu er - a definite must try. To wash it all down, there is a good selec on of French ciders on hand, an a ordable wine list and a full bar, including some rare calvados vintages. Le Comptoir holds regular events, dj nights and promo ons to keep things interes ng – go on a Monday for 30% o bo les of wine.

With crepe master Pierre Calves flown in from Europe to train the kitchen sta , the menu o ers all the classics you’d expect to find in any decent creperie in France and quite a few you wouldn’t. To test the

Le Comptoir, 79 Circular Road, tel: 6534 7645 DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 69



JALAN BESAR By: Brian Spencer

Tiong Bahru still steals headlines as the torch-bearing neighbourhood of all things cool in Singapore, but up-and-coming Jalan Besar isn’t far behind. Setting up shop amongst the area’s prevalent KTV bars and old hardware stores, a wave of young entrepreneurs have breathed new life into the area with a spate of fashionable bakeries, boutiques and even a brewery. Here we share three of our current favourites.

Chye Seng Huat Hardware Roastery ($28) come with a bag of co ee, and upstairs at the C-Pla orm workshop, hands-on classes in everything from la e art to “alterna ve, non-pressurized” brewing prac ces are conducted with a minimum of three par cipants ($235). Stop by The Annex, located behind the café, to browse a range of brewing supplies and to scoop up a bag of imported co ee beans. 150 Tyrwhi Rd, tel: 6396 0609,

The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant

Ca einate in a renovated 1950s shop-house, now home to zealous co ee barons Papa Palheta, whose devo on to innova ve brewing techniques and high quality beans sourced from around the world helps set them apart in co ee-crazed Singapore.

savoury cherry mouth feel.” For something a li le di erent, try a glass of ice-cold, (very) strong Nitro Black Ma er, which has a consistency and colour comparable to that of a stout beer. Asahi beer is available on dra , too.

Here you can watch CSHH’s baristas work their magic while savouring the roasts of their labour at a semi-circular co ee bar anchoring the spare, industrial-style space. Each of the café’s single-origin brews comes with the type of detailed tas ng notes o en reserved for beers and wines: Gathai , for example, is described as “blackcurrants, lemon meringue, sweet and crisp acidity,

Big brunch pla ers, served un l 5pm, include banana pancakes (S$12) and pan-fried sea bass with sweet corn fri ers and pineapple salsa ($18), while the kitchen sta bakes gourmet pastries like honey-pineapplecoconut mu ns and ang ku kueh (Chinese glu nous rice flour cakes) daily.



Guided one-hour tours of adjacent The

Sip refreshing cra beers at Singapore’s newest microbrewery, where owners Ivan Yeo and Yeo King Joey have transformed an abandoned hardware shop into a stylish twofloor watering hole, buoyed by four 600-litre fermenta on tanks. Though 1925 also slings top-shelf spirits, wines, and bespoke cocktails, its well-curated list of imported and house-brewed beers are the winning focus. Five of 1925’s brews have flowed from the taps since the microbrewery’s debut in May 2014, including a seasonal ginger ale and the creamy, mildly roasty Manuka Stout, the first batch of which was made with manuka honey aged for 10 years. A range of imported cra brews from such award-winning breweries as Beavertown Brewery, The Wild Beer Co., and BrewDog supplement 1925’s own o erings; though tas ng flights are not yet available, half pints of all beers are priced at just $7 – full pints cost $15 – to encourage sampling. Booze-friendly bites like flavoured fries

(the wasabi and tru e fries are both highly addic ve), burgers, grilled meats and seafood highlight 1925’s solid food menu.


Check 1925’s website for info on daily promo ons that include three fresh oysters for just $9 with any alcoholic drink (Tuesdays), and one free beer for every two drained between 3pm - 6pm (Fridays).

369 Jalan Besar, tel: 6294 9215,


Windowsill in the Woods Cut into a decadent slice of the more than 10 homemade pies served at this airy, adorable café located across the street from Jalan Besar Stadium. Launched in December 2012 by brothers Jonathan and Sean Gwee, whimsical Windowsill recalls a kindergarten play area with its wooden pine tree replicas, vibrant colours, and model airplanes dangling from a picket fence running along the ceiling. The signature pies, presented on thick wooden cu ng boards, are just as playful as the café’s decor. For instance the Camp Symmetry, named and originally made for the annual Singapore music fes val, features a filling of white chocolate pudding and raisins, topped with crispy tru ed cookies and ‘morel mushrooms’ made from meringue. Some pies, like the top-selling banana cognac, pack a mild alcoholic punch with such ingredients as bourbon and vodka jellies. Balance the sugar infusion with a salad, bowl of homemade soup or sandwich from the recently added ‘Savouries’ menu. 78 Horne Rd., tel: 9004 7827, DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 71


CLEAN GREEN It’s not just the streets that are sparkling in Singapore – your diet can be too. RUBY TAN shows you the five best salad bars to hit, to get in on the #eatclean movement.


THE GREEN BAR This place is one of my personal favourites. Each large wooden bowl comes chockfull of di erent ingredients – some close to 10 – and you’re guaranteed to leave full and sa sfied a er polishing o some of the most crea ve salads you’ll ever experience. Try one of their newer addi ons to the menu – the Smoked Duck Mango Tango ($13.90). It’s got generous slices of smoked duck, chunks of mango, roasted potatoes, red capsicums, beetroot, clemen nes, cashew nuts (and more), drizzled with a homemade citron vinaigre e. The dressing is fruity and sweet, with a touch of bi erness from the citrus fruits – it complements the salty duck slices really well. Another must try is the Tandoor Tandoor ($11.90). You’ll find he y chunks of marinated chicken surrounded by crisp greens, onions, cherry tomatoes, chick peas, and more, tossed in a honey yoghurt dressing. The spices in the chicken are subtle but each bite will give you that heady smokiness tandoori chicken is known for. Co-owner Ca-ryn Lim is half of the brains behind the exci ng combina ons – her recipes are inspired by her travels, books and magazines that she’s read, or even random combina ons that come to her out of the blue! PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GREEN BAR

#01-91B, Millenia Walk, 9 Ra es Boulevard, tel: 6336 0780,



THE LAWN CAFE This restaurant has two outlets in Singapore. One is located in the central business district but I suggest the outlet at Biopolis Way. The outdoor area here is carpeted with an ar ficial turf and there are wooden picnic tables and chairs to sit on – add to that some Sunday quiet and you’ll have the perfect weekend chill-out spot for you and your health-conscious friends. The Lawn Cafe is known for its wide selec on of grills that also cater to pescatarians and vegans. You add them to a Salad Bowl order, which consists of a mesclun salad, five toppings and one dressing ($7.90). Go for the aroma c, spiceheavy Char-grilled Cajun Chicken (add $2) or the marinated-overnight, tender chunks of Ben’s Beef Rub (add $4). There are 30 toppings to choose from – some of the more unique ones include couscous, pineapple, chestnuts and granola. Their selec on of homemade dressings is also quite impressive. If you’re a fan of tangy sauces, go for the Apple Cider Vinaigre e and if you like fruity-sweet dressings, I highly recommend the dessert-like Beachy Peachy. If crea ng a salad is too much of a headache, try the Hunky Dory ($10.90), which has bu er-seared dory, alfalfa sprouts, cheddar and parmesan cheese, tofu and almonds, all tossed in their creamy sesame Wafu dressing. Each ingredient in the bowl has a light, subtle flavour but packs a deligh ul punch as a mouthful. #01-07, Nanos, 31 Biopolis Way, tel: 6478 9739,


SALADWORKS If you’re one of those who hates deciding what ingredients to put into your customised salad bowl, head over to Saladworks. This American franchise has an extensive menu of 16 pre-made salads you can pick from. S ll can’t choose? Go for the Chicken Caesar Cobb ($11). This classic salad has romaine and









Whether you want to eat healthier but you’re not a fan of veggies, or you’re a gym bunny looking to repair your overworked muscles with the right nutrients, owner Jonathan Yang hears you. He knows the struggle of finding proteinheavy yet clean and delicious meals and that’s why he set up The Daily Cut with partner Elson Lee.

Walk up to the store and you’ll see a mindboggling array of ingredients laid out in steel containers for your picking. The Salad Corner is fantas c for those who love variety and want to keep the costs down.

The menu here is fuss-free. First, pick from the three serving sizes, then select your protein, complex carbohydrate, toppings and dressing. Go straight for the Sirloin Steak as your protein op on, which is so worth the extra $1 top-up. This is an uber tender, juicy, generous 180g piece of s ll-pink-in-the-middle beef. Not a steak fan? Then choose the Turkey Breast (add $1.50) – you don’t have to worry about it being dry and boring because it’s brined in salt water before it’s roasted in the oven, so it’s juicy and tasty.

A Basic Salad starts from $4.90 and you get to choose five di erent basic toppings (from at least 27 ingredients – think crisp veggies, beans, sprouts, potatoes, raisins, nuts, fruits, olives and pasta), then toss it with a dressing (16 types!). It’s only 50 cents per addi onal topping and $1 for each premium topping – the meats. Choose from tuna, crab-s ck, cheese, broiled chicken, BBQ chicken and ham cubes. When you’ve got so many ingredient op ons at such a great price, here’s a p: Don’t worry so much about which five to choose – just choose any five then come back the next day for another crea on.

Jonathan likes using just the sous vide eggs as dressing – and I suggest you do the same. Since all the ingredients are roasted or boiled using nothing but virgin olive oil, water, salt and pepper, each salad just tastes extremely clean and so using dressing might a ect that. If you must, though, go for the Honey Mustard or Ginger Ponzu – two favourites with the massive lunch and dinner crowd that this salad bar gets.

You’ll be forgiven for thinking that salads this inexpensive must be ny, well ny they’re not. They are generous with their servings, packing and pushing as much ingredients as they can into the large takeaway bowl. This place is a favourite with the o ce crowd because, for once, you don’t have to sacrifice your wallet for healthy ea ng. It’s also a great op on for vegetarian or vegans since the meat op ons are add-ons.

#B1-31, One Ra es Place, 1 Ra es Place, Note: They do not have a telephone number.

Various outlets in the central business district,

iceberg le uce, chicken, homemade baked croutons (very addic ve), chopped eggs and parmesan cheese. The creamy caesar dressing makes it a light yet rich dish. Another of my favourite salads here is Autumn Harvest ($11.50), which has romaine and iceberg le uce, roasted turkey, dried cranberries, corn, carrots, sunflower seeds and apple slices. This fruity crea on goes unexpectedly well with the nu y sesame dressing; you can go with the Italian vinaigre e too.

Calorie counters will like the op on of being able to choose salads under 300 calories (from $11.50) and the non-calorie counters accompanying their greens-grazing mates will be happy with the choice of toasted panini sandwiches – the Chicken Mozzarella ($10.50) is a winner in my books. #02-19, Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, tel: 6734 7504, DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 73







LITTLE INDIA’S BIG DESTINATION Just opened, the sleek and friendly One Farrer Hotel & Spa is a holis cally-inspired hotel overlooking Li le India. The 250 rooms come in res ul greys, whites and beiges, and include Urban Den, Urban Suite, Lo Apartments, Skyline Hotel Suite and Skyline Villa categories, all with luxury brand Natura Bissé as their bathroom ameni es. Balance the tempta on of the free mini-bar and in-room shopping with a visit to the wellness floor. The Olympic-sized pool, Japanese onsen baths, gardens with a reflexology water walk and extensive gym means that there’s no excuse not to be healthy.


Plus there’s the Spa Retreat, which smells comfor ngly of the sea as you walk inside. It has nine earth-coloured nurturing rooms, including two couples suites, for treatments like the Darphin Ul mate Divine Li ing Facial and the Aroma Expert Radiance Facial. Body therapies include the Harmonizing Caress Treatment by Darphin or the Fusion Stone Therapy Massage, while the Sole Retreat is the perfect remedy for too much mall me. The hotel is building a reputa on for the numerous cuisines available at Escape restaurant’s interac ve kitchens, so don’t miss the Origins of Food Retreat, where they pair cooking classes with spa me – a perfect combina on of health and happiness. For more informa on, visit


TRANQUIL HISTORY While it’s no surprise that Ra es Hotel’s Arcade spa Estheva is luxurious, its historic se ng and tranquil interiors create a nurturing and energizing atmosphere that is surprisingly down-to-earth. Treatments range from the more nourishing Ul mate Scrub Package of scrub, hydrobath and massage to the decidedly glamorous Celebrity Peel, as beloved by Hollywood’s gli era . Their Ladies Spa Nights are legendary and their Spa Par es include AromaSteam me, treatments, snacks and a ‘spa butler’. For more informa on, visit DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 75




Set within one of the most lush, green hotels in Singapore, the St Gregory Spa at the PARKROYAL on Pickering looks out to sky gardens and pools framed by the hotel’s signature cascading ver cal jungle. Inside, the four treatment rooms cocoon guests for treatments from a spa menu that combines tradi onal eastern treatments like Balinese, Japanese Shiatsu and Chinese Tui Na massages with modern western pampering, in the shape of Elemis Visible Brilliance Facials, their famous Exo c Lime and Ginger Salt Glow, wraps, baths and much more. For more informa on, contact www.



Over on Sentosa Island, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort has an enviable view of green jungle and blue ocean, which guests to CHI The Spa at Shangri-La can experience up close and personal from the alfresco pavilion. Book a treatment here or head inside to the spa’s cool, Tibetan-influenced treatment rooms. Alongside the usual spa treatments, their Sense of Place menu includes the temp ng sounding Singapore Massage, which combines Chinese bamboo massage, Malay abdomen work and Indian foot reflexology with a Kansu bowl, as well as the Rasa Soothing Facial, which uses a quartz stone and Thai nouat na (wooden roller) during the healing facial massage. For more informa on, visit 76


NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Over at Capella Singapore, their beau ful and earthy Auriga Spa o ers treatments that wax and wane with the moon. For the ul mate in energe c synergy, book your treatment according to the moon’s cycle – the new moon is me for renewal, the waxing moon for refocus, the full moon for reaching poten al and the waning moon for cleansing. For the New Year, me your visit to coincide with the new moon so you can try The New Moon Journey of foot massage, s mula ng seaweed and eucalyptus salt scrub, cleansing seaweed wrap and rosemary and eucalyptus massage. There is also the Beauty Inside and Out package, which pairs spa me with spa cuisine at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, the Auriga Detox Day, which includes yoga, and Stress Management, which adds a personal training session.


For more informa on, contact www.



Famous for its infinity pool pouring over the 35th floor of the tower towards the Straits of Singapore, the Wes n Singapore also has lots of fans for its tranquil, powder blue Heavenly Spa, on the same floor. Reflec ng the city’s constant warm weather, the spa celebrates the start of the year with a tropical treat. The Coconut Paradise package harnesses the goodness of coconut through a scrub made of shredded and powdered coconut, followed by a massage using coconut oil. You’ll leave with deliciously moisturized skin, eased muscles and a relaxed mind. www.thewes DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 77




Damai Spa at the Grand Hya Singapore has the most relaxing and fragrant way to start o the New Year. Their Damai Orchid Experience with June Jacobs skincare (no parabens, preserva ves, synthe c dyes or sulphates) is on the menu un l the end of January, so get down to their calming spa pronto. You’ll start with the Damai Orchid Facial, cleansing, exfolia ng and masking, before silky creams replace the toxins with an oxidants, botanicals and free radicalfigh ng polyphenols. Then it’s the Damai Orchid Massage, before the therapist returns to the face to massage acupressure points with warmed Himalayan salt stones. Three hours of total bliss. For more informa on, visit: www.singapore.grand.hya .com


Founded in 1879, Eu Yan Sang is renowned for their TCM-inspired health shops selling medicine and herbs to promote a healthy lifestyle. Their recently launched Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic @ Dhoby Ghaut at Plaza Singapura is in a prime loca on and ideal for rescuing burned out execs and exhausted tourists. The clinic will be targe ng common issues like condi ons related to stress, fa gue, chronic pain, weight management and sleep quality. For more informa on, visit:



Dr Georgia Lee is the Singapore celebrity behind DrSpa and product line DrGL, both of which focus on beauty. Currently celebra ng their newly opened loca on on Orchard Road, DrSpa s ll o ers their two most popular treatments. The DrSpa Li uses Radio Frequency to ghten collagen fibers for instantly visible results, while post-treatment collagen produc on remains accelerated. The DrSpa Hair Defence starts with a hair and scalp analysis and then deep cleanses with DrGL Cleanser An -Hairloss, unclogging hair follicles and allowing new hair to grow more easily. A s mula ng scalp massage and applica on of growth factors finish the treatment. For more informa on, visit 78




Banyan Tree Spa, on the 55th floor of Marina Bay Sands, not only has an incredible view, but it also has 17 new treatments on its menu to distract you from the cityscape. Relax in the beau ful tree of life-themed interiors as you try their Sweet Serenade that introduces the vitamin C-rich Almond Tomato Purifier scrub, followed by a Thai Classic Massage of gentle stretching for the girls, and the Absolute Li of Ginger Lemon Cleanser followed by Sports Massage for the boys. In addi on they are bringing their famous Signature Master Therapist Experience to MBS, where their elite master therapists totally personalize 90 minutes of therapy for seriously e ec ve results. For more informa on, visit:



This upmarket Chinese style spa has recently extended its hours to be open 24/7. There is an extensive wet area for pre-treatment soaking and steaming, a relaxa on area with foot massage, where you can order local or interna onal meals, and even a fitness area. Try the G Harmony of body scrub, aromatherapy oil massage with warmed oils and a scalp massage, or go for a Chinese speciality like the energy s mula ng Chinese Meridian Therapy using herbal oil on areas that need de-blocking. For more informa on, visit:



SK-II recently celebrated ten years in Singapore, a significant milestone in the ever-changing world of beauty. Their new Shaw Centre flagship opened in celebra on, spor ng a luxurious contemporary design and o ering their Customer Experience Managers (aka your new beauty best friends). While the brand is renowned for their high-tech procedures in the form of Radio Frequency and oxygen therapy, guests love the pre-facial SK-II analysis tool and consulta on. Their most requested treatment is s ll the Cloud 9 Facial, combining SK-II products with essen al oils, and the famous Marguerite Maury massage technique. For more informa on, visit: DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 79


BODY & SOUL Theresa Shan gave up a career in TV production at Lucas Films to start her own yoga business, Madana. A practicing yoga teacher, she now juggles her time in between hosting classes, running Madana and editing the online Yoga/well-being magazine ‘In the Loop.’ We spoke to her about the rapid growth of yoga in Singapore and the new direction her life has taken.




How did you first get into yoga? I first started doing yoga when I was working at Lucas Films, as most of my day was spent indoors, si ng at a desk and I needed the exercise. There was a class at the o ce so I started a ending regularly and found out very quickly that I liked it and had a knack for it. I studied ballet and dance when I was younger so my body coped well with the yoga rou nes. I quickly became obsessed, going at least three mes a week, so my teacher suggested I do a course in yoga teaching, so I did. I con nued at Lucas Films for a while and was lucky to stand in for the yoga teacher when she couldn’t a end, so got my first experience teaching yoga to my work colleagues which was great fun. I enjoyed it so much I decided to leave my job and dedicate my career to yoga. It was a big decision, did you have work lined up? I had no immediate work lined up so I decided to free-lance as an instructor first, holding classes in various gyms around Singapore. It was then that I developed the idea to start my own Yoga lifestyle company Madana. Back in 2011 there was not much choice of yoga products in Singapore except expensive imports from the US and cheaply made stu that fell apart very quickly. I wanted to provide good quality eco-friendly products sourced sustainably from around Asia so I set up Madana and began to source items from Indonesia, Taiwan and Singapore itself. What does Madana mean? What products do you o er and where can they be found? Madana is both the Hindu God of love and desire and Sanskrit for passion so I like to call it a passion for yoga and a love for nature. We have a range of yoga products like mats, blocks and straps as well as handicra , jewellery and organic products like bags. We have an online store and a showroom and the products are also available in some sport shops around town. Why do you think yoga is so popular in Singapore? I think lots of people are stressed and even if they have not done yoga before

they’ve heard it’s good for stress. It can also be addic ve so once you get into it, you start ge ng more interested and maybe introducing it to your friends or making new friends through yoga. People soon develop yoga friend groups - it’s like you enter two separate worlds, your friends before yoga and your friends a er yoga, and there’s a good sense of community that keeps people going back and trying out new things. With so many di erent types of yoga, where should a beginner start? I like to explain the di erent forms of yoga by rela ng to food, as in Singapore we are obsessed by food. As food tastes and culture are di erent around the world, where people have adapted to climate, condi ons and geography, so yoga has developed into di erent forms from its original state and so appeals to di erent people. As people opt for di erent forms of yoga, depending on their age, fitness and priori es, as an instructor you need to be able to teach all the di erent styles as that’s what people are now expec ng. Yin yoga is a more relaxing form of stretching, that’s good for medita on and inner calm. If you want to work out and sweat, you go to Bikram or hot yoga or if you want to strengthen your arms with power yoga, you go to Vinyasa class and work on flowing and moving with breath. What is the average age in your classes? The average is around 35 years old with 80% of a endees usually female. More younger people are becoming interested but they are s ll in the minority. More men are slowly taking part as they realize that yoga is actually very good for your body and helps build strength. It’s also a good way to meet girls! Why is it important to have a strong core? A strong core is impera ve for balance in the body. Core strength keeps you upright without it you can collapse on yourself, with nothing supported. If your core is weak, all muscles will be weak along your spine and back and you’ll have problems like pain in your neck and shoulders. Some people are naturally more flexible and they are the ones who need to work harder on their core and overall body strength. Because they

are so flexible, their muscles cannot hold themselves up, so when I see them at yoga, I tell them to go to the gym first! Yoga is about balance in life, a balance in strength and flexibility. Guys some mes have too much strength and so are ght, whereas over-flexibility is looseness which can show a lack of strength. Ideally you want to be in the middle, so a strong core is important. When did you start to publish In the Loop and why? Actually In the Loop was the first thing I wanted to develop, as there was very li le informa on available when I started ge ng into yoga. There were no local resources, no informa on on classes or healthy food and living, but my partner and I did not ini ally have the experience to produce a magazine. We decided to launch it at the end of 2012 as an on-line magazine for healthy living, focusing on yoga health and alterna ve fitness opportuni es like boot camps, pole dancing and HIIT. What is the main aim of In the Loop? We aim to educate, inform and connect people in Singapore on healthy living. Recently we organized Soulscape, Singapore’s first yoga fes val on Sentosa. This involved alterna ve fitness kiosks, live music, stalls and ac vi es like aqua yoga and slack lining, before the main mass yoga session and then a yoga rave a er. A thousand people took part from 4pm un l midnight so it was a great success. What is there to look forward to in 2015? We are planning to do Soulscape again in September and elongate the event to two days, which will be exci ng, I also want to expand Madana into Indonesia and Malaysia. I think Singapore will con nue to grow as a yoga centre in Asia – we are lucky to have nature and convenience on our side, with the organiza on skills to plan bigger and be er events. In the Loop is also planning a health and wellness bazaar over a weekend next year with healthy living, organic food, lifestyle products and workshops on gardening and other natural pursuits so I’ll let you know when the dates are finalized. There’s a lot to look forward to in 2015. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 81





Kareen Lai gave up a career in teaching to set up Mums in Sync, her own fitness and nutrition business for new mothers looking to get back in shape after pregnancy. Inspired by her own journey after having twins, and determined to share her experience with other mothers, she now dedicates her time to spreading her message. We asked her about her goals and aspirations.

What were the factors that led you to se ng up Mums in Sync?

you need to be well, strong and energised in order for you to be there for your children.

The main s mulus for leaving my teaching job and running my own work schedule was really giving birth to twins. Many people yearn to run their own business, for the flexibility to schedule work around their family, but without a unique idea, supported by a sustainable business model, leaving a full- me job might be reckless.

Start o with inves ng 15 minutes a day on your health and well-being. Get used to it, and then increase to 30 minutes and then an hour. Take baby steps - there is no need to rush into things.

I le teaching because I sensed that my idea o ered a service that was untapped and had great poten al. When there is a problem to be solved, there is opportunity, so I decided to step into unchartered waters to start Mums In Sync.

For me, the excessive weight truly a ected my self-esteem and confidence. I couldn’t come to terms with standing in front of my then students with excessive weight and a loss of strength. I didn’t feeI that I was an appropriate role model.

Have you always been interested in fitness training?

Not all women are like me, but I believe we share the fear of gaining weight from pregnancy that will stay forever. However we can get fit again if we make the decision not to succumb to ‘fate’. You will be surprised how much confidence, energy and presence you can achieve. Most importantly, your children will see what it means to have a confident mum – the ul mate reward is being the confident role model your children need.

At Mums In Sync, teaching people how to move right, eat right and think right is what I do all the me. I am star ng another business that focuses on ge ng people to start ea ng be er, star ng with the simplest foods, like switching from unhealthy spreads to a healthier more wholesome alterna ve. My brother and I have been tes ng the market, educa ng people about nut bu ers and introducing them to our homemade almond bu er spread, called ‘Nuts About Bu er’.

What is the main purpose of Mums in Sync? How did you start the business?

What is there to look forward to in 2015?

I have been ac ve running and playing sport throughout my life. I started climbing in 2000, and then became a cer fied climbing instructor. I swam, ran, climbed and cycled to keep fit but it was more for fun and not so much for a ‘hardcore’ gym work, or a planned rou ne. What are the mistakes a lot of women make when trying to lose weight a er childbirth? Did you make those mistakes? Like most mothers, I went through the phase of trying to find a slimming centre that would help me get back into shape fast and a jamu masseur who would massage the fat away. I signed up for a package at a slimming centre and also a weights programme at a gym. A er spending a few thousand dollars, I found nothing had worked, with not an inch of fat lost! So I made the same mistakes as many and felt the same frustra on when there were no results. What are the main things that women should concentrate on a er childbirth? For postnatal mothers, it’s really crucial to take it slow and focus on restoring their core first, before thinking that they can join fat loss boot camps or high intensity cross-fit sessions. It is crucial to heal the abdominal separa on first, otherwise there is the risk of more injuries and the stomach fat will remain when the abdominals stay separated. Don’t place too heavy an emphasis on ge ng back into shape too quickly. Remember that your body just nurtured a new life and it needs me to recover for having worked hard for 40weeks. It’s about giving your body the right nourishment to help it recover more e ciently. Eat right, move right and think right, so that you will eventually feel right.

Why do you think it’s important for women to get back in shape?

I started Mums In Sync mainly because I was inspired by my own transforma on journey and I wanted to reach out to inspire other mums so that they can claim back their bodies. The ul mate vision for Mums In Sync is to Shape Up the Na on, One Mother at a Time. What sort of programmes do you run? What exercises should we all be doing to maintain and develop our core strength?

me to be working in the fitness industry? Singapore has pumped lots of money and e ort into building up the sports scene and culture here, the most recent development being the new Sports Hub. As a climber and a teacher, I understand how sports can bond and unite people. People here are ge ng involved with more exercise ac vi es and sports - just look at the number of cyclists on the roads during the weekends! For my part, I am just excited to be playing a part in ge ng mums ac vely involved, because they have so much influence in ge ng their kids involved in sport and star ng young! Apart from the website, what other projects are you involved in?

In 2015 I plan to publish my book, ‘18 Again – Finding the Sexy Fit Mummy in you’, where I share how mothers can plan out smart and realis c strategies to make things be er for themselves. So it’s going to be an exci ng year for me. For more informa on on Mums in Sync go to or visit:

I run fitness & nutri on programmes that help mothers get into p-top shape. The Core Restora on™ programme aims to help postnatal women restore their core and get their core connected again in a safe and e ec ve manner. The Mummy Fat Loss programme helps mummies get fit following the Sexy Fit Framework™ which I developed. Most of my clients engage my consultancy on a one-to-one personal coaching programme but I’m planning small group classes in 2015. If there is one exercise everyone should do, it would have to be squats. If you can squat well, I know you are structurally sound and reasonably flexible. When you squat, you fire up one of the biggest muscle groups in your body – your glutes. This s mulates energy and helps you stay metabolically sound. How has the fitness scene in Singapore changed in the past five years? Is it an exci ng

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gets a makeover,

singapore style by Catharine Nicol

She may sport bleachstreaked hair, eyelash extensions, a tiny pair of shorts and a singlet, but Maddy Lim, the founder of KpopX Fitness, has danced her way into a super successful business. She married two crazes currently sweeping Singapore – K-pop and fitness – and created the easy-to-love, easy-to-perform KpopX Fitness, which after only two years already has 50 trained instructors taking 75 classes hop, skip and jumping across the city each week.

“My friends and I were into dancing and as they were crazy about K-pop we tried to learn Korean dance based on music videos,” says Lim. “It looks so easy but is so di cult to learn – one song can have up to 100 moves. Even the catchy chorus moves take hours over weeks to learn.” As her friends gradually gave up, Lim, who was working part me as an aerobics trainer, decided to reinvent the genre. She started crea ng easy choreographies and pu ng them to popular K-pop songs. “They s ll look like K-pop moves but I took out the complex steps and added repe on and consistency.” A er she took her first class, six people signed up on the spot so she started holding more classes in various studios and community centres, and soon they were approaching her. She trained more trainers. “And then,” she says, “it went, boom!”

She spends a lot of me searching for the right song. “I’m really strict about the music selec on. It’s not necessarily a top 20 song – it must be very catchy with a fast tempo. I listen to K-pop 24/7 – un l I have nightmares!” She can’t change anything about the songs to conform to copyright regula ons. When there’s a slow intro she uses that me to teach the moves, so that as soon as the song gets going, her students know what to do. “We try to be crea ve, yet simple. Every music video has its own signature move, some made-up ac on, like ‘drinking tea’ or the Gangnam horse. We have 120 songs with choreography now.” She creates di erent sets of moves for di erent kids of songs, to appeal to the di erent demographics of KpopX Fitness fans. “I can make more hip hop, rock or aerobics moves, or go more dancy and cutsey for the girls. Some songs have kick-boxing moves. I usually try to mix one guy, one girl song as the class progresses.”

and Jahor Baru, and is looking to train instructors in Jakarta and – well, all over Asia. Wherever there’s a K-pop craze, people will go mad for KpopX Fitness. But running a business is tough and she has learned a lot during the journey. “Most importantly you must be persistent,” she says. “You must also be willing to listen and to change what you’re doing when people cri cize. A lot of people I know are trying to set up a business part- me, but I think you have to be fully commi ed. When you run a business you are already mul -tasking – I am my own accountant, cleaner, supervisor, manager, choreographer - it’s not realis c when you have another job, because then you won’t be out there looking for business. You need to be hungry!” Is Lim hungry? She replies, “I want to be as popular as Zumba!” For more informa on, visit www.

Whatever the moves, they mix cardio and toning with what she calls ‘choreo-interval training’ to help build stamina and burn fat. Instructors take you through fourteen songs in 50 minutes with the seventh song the most intense. At community centre classes her oldest student is 70 years old. She picks more dancy songs for the older crowd and more intense songs for the twenty to forty-year-olds. “One of the reasons my younger students like KpopX Fitness is because it makes them sweat. I can’t teach the elderly those same songs though, I might kill them!”

Maddy Lim, the founder of KpopX Fitness

KpopX Fitness has well and truly taken o and Lim now has instructors working in Malaysia DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 85


7 tips

to make your new year resolution

stick By Steph Chu



It’s coming to that time of year when we get really excited about the improvements we are about to make in our lives. There is something about the New Year that brings out the fixer-upper in us. Yet history has shown us that New Year resolutions don’t often last, for a variety of reasons. Most mes when we set New Year resolu ons, we set very lo y goals. And not only do we set lo y goals, we set too many of them. So imagine this: you’re used to working 12-hour days, you eat whatever you can get your hands on, and you exercise whenever you can squeeze in the me. So you’re ea ng junk 95% of the me and exercising once a week, if you’re lucky. Come the 31st of December, you decide you want to clean up your ea ng, exercise at least three mes a week, get at least eight hours sleep every night and spend more me with family and friends. So that’s four major changes all carried out at the same me. Unknowingly you have set yourself up for failure. Too much change in too short a period of me is hard to sustain. So to raise the odds of achieving your resolu ons, I o er you these seven ps.


REMEMBER TO KISS For resolu ons to have any chance of success, you need to Keep It Simple, Stupid. Following on from the example above, instead of saying “I want to clean up my ea ng”, simplify it down to, “I will eat vegetables with each of my three meals”.



When we keep our resolu ons Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realis c and Time Bound, we are more likely to keep to them.


POWER OF 3 In order to increase our chances of success, it’s always good to keep the number of changes we want to make to a small and manageable number. Making three changes to your life every year may not sound like a lot but add that up over 10 years and you would have made 30 improvements to your life.


CARE AND SHARE When we share our resolu ons with our family and friends, they will help keep us accountable. Having these accountability partners is very important as there will be days when the going gets tough and they will be the ones who will deliver that swi kick to your backside if you are tempted to slip.



TRACK IT OR FORGET IT What we track, we manage. A reason we need SMART resolu ons is it allows us to track our progress against the goal we set.

7 DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP We will slip up some mes. We’re human. Just dust yourself o and getback on the wagon. Don’t waste me bea ng yourself up.

Research has shown that only 8% of those who made resolu ons actually achieved them. The good news is that people who made resolu ons were 10 mes more likely to change their lives for the be er than those who didn’t. So keep on making those resolu ons and with these ps, you should be part of the 8% that achieves them. Good luck!

MAKE IT A HABIT Make small changes to your daily rou ne. Don’t try to change the world overnight. Steph Chu is a Leadership Coach who has spent 16 years in Accenture, gaining a reputa on as a fire-fighter who saves projects that are falling behind. She does this by building and leveraging the peak performance of her teams. Steph is also the author of the soon-to-bepublished, ‘Building High Performance Teams for Women Leaders.’ For more informa on visit : DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 87




that will make your new year resolution

doomed to fail By Dr Gary Tho

With the New Year coming up fast, we all wonder where 2014 has gone. The year-end is a time for reflection. A chance to celebrate the wins, brag about overcoming the challenges, and learn from the falls. It’s also a reminder for us all to take stock of who we are and what we have. For me, the Christmas and the New Year period is all about family. I am blessed to be a new dad and realise that my family is my life and my health is my most important asset.

As you reflect on the year 2014, you may also realise that there’s no subs tute for health. So when 2015 arrives, and you decide (maybe for the first me) to make New Year resolu ons, keep these seven reasons why healthy New Year resolu ons fail at the top of your mind.

1. YOU DON’T KNOW THAT NOT DOING IT IS KILLING YOU. Every day you either get richer, or poorer. Your savings increase or your debt increases. You health strengthens, or dysfunc on manifests. Pu ng o your health goals enables dysfunc on to occur, leading to disease, fa gue, breakdown and eventually death. In other words, your bad health habits are slowly killing you. Ask yourself why you made that New Year resolu on. If you want to get in shape, don’t say it’s because you are pu ng on weight. If you want to fix that shoulder injury, don’t



say it’s because you don’t want to have pain anymore. They are superficial answers. If you are lucky, those answers get you started. Unfortunately that mo va on quickly disappears. Think deeper. Find out why you really set that goal. What impact does shoulder pain or excessive weight have on your life? How are you hur ng yourself if you put o this New Year resolu on?

2. YOU DON’T REALLY WANT IT. Ok, so you say you want it. You made that resolu on. But why didn’t it get done? You want more money? Is it really money you want? Or is it so you can do something with more money? Maybe travel, enjoy fine dining experiences or purchase your dream house?

Get clear on exactly what you want. My pa ent told me he was red everyday. He wanted more sleep and energy. I said his solu on was simple. “Are you willing to be in bed by 11pm?” His reply was NO! Wan ng doesn’t equate to doing and achieving. Ask yourself what having that goal looks like. What specifically will you have or will you do when you accomplish your New Year resolu on?

3. YOU CRASHED HEAD-ON INTO A CONCRETE WALL. Wait, there are obstacles? If there weren’t any, you would not need to make New Year resolu ons each year, because you would have already achieved everything. The most common obstacles (excuses) are money and me. Ge ng healthy does not require a large financial investment. Financials can be easily managed.

Paying even five dollars more to eat a healthy meal every day will add up. However, reducing or elimina ng money spent on snack and comfort foods will save you that five dollars, and possibly even more. Furthermore water is cheaper, or at least the same price as any other sugar-filled drink. Time is really not an obstacle too. Think about what you really value in life. If you value building your career and business, you will invest all your me into it. If you value your family, you will create and spend any spare me with them. No me for your health just means your value of health is low. If it were high, you would find the me for healthy habits. Spend me to answer the first two mistakes above and you will increase your values of health.

4. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. When it comes to ac on, blind ac on (not knowing what you really want) or just moving in any direc on (no strategy) is always the best method for failure. It’s not just about ge ng going. Having a plan is important. Having the right strategy is even more important. Many people get injured when star ng new fitness programs. People sign up for gym membership and yet a year later, they s ll look the same. People lose 10kg in a 12-week weight loss program and are back to their original weight in 16 weeks. Strengthening exercises won’t fix a back problem. It may cover up the injury by strengthening surrounding muscles but the underlying problem is s ll there. A sudden jerk or repe ve strain like si ng poorly and carrying kids can simply aggravate the underlying injury. The pain then returns once again. You’ll discover these mistakes for yourself if you don’t have the right strategy.

5. YOU FORGOT WHAT A PEN AND PAPER IS. There are many get fit or get healthy apps for smartphones. However, they can be fiddly and can easily be put o and updated later. Tracking this informa on on your phone can also be detrimental to your results. This is because your phone contains so many distrac ons like emails, whatsapp, Facebook, twi er as well as those meconsuming games. Nothing beats good ol’ pen and paper and wri ng it down. Be sure to write down three things: i. Your New Year resolu on - if not, it doesn’t exist. ii. Your progress and achievements - these wins inspire you and amass to become the big win. iii. All of your training details or get healthy ac ons - so you can see results even though you can’t physically see them.


7. YOU WANT IT NOW. You might know ge ng healthy is a process, and every process takes me. However, it’s challenging because although we may know it, we’ll be discouraged by the lack of instant visible results. I have pa ents with 30 years of chronic back pain who are disappointed that the pain doesn’t disappear in a week or two. You are what you consistently do. If your health-building habits constantly outweigh your poor health choices, you will get healthier. Ge ng healthy is not about a four-week or 12-week program you’ve signed up for. It’s not one massage or a course of an bio cs. Ge ng healthy is a choice. It’s a lifestyle you’ve created and refined. It’s a life-long program.

6. YOU KNOW IT ALL. There are so many professionals who can help you accomplish your New Year resolu ons. Many people don’t achieve their goals because they want to do it themselves. There are too many misconcep ons and myths about health. I recently outlined the top seven silly mistakes people made about their health in the previous edi on of Now! Singapore. So don’t think you know it all. Every world champion has a coach. The most successful mul -millionaires have their own business coach and support groups. But make sure you ask the right person. Talk to someone who has experience, qualifica ons and has done what you want to accomplish. They know what to do, how to do it and what you are going through. Don’t listen to your neighbour’s uncle’s best friend who heard it from their sister who is an expert just because she saw something on

Dr Gary Thao is an Australian Chiropractor on a mission to heal the world one posture at a me. He is the founder of ChiroWorks, a health care clinic in Orchard, Singapore, specialising in sports, corporate and family health. Dr Gary is currently wri ng his first book, “Desk warriors - a pain free survival guide for people si ng more than 2 hours a day.” He can be contacted at and DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 89



By Theresa Shan

Yoga instructor and entrepreneur Theresa San reveals some New Year poses to help your body recover from the festive period.

NAVASANA (BOAT POSE) Navasana is a great abdominal strengthening pose that helps to s mulate the abdominal area, develop stamina and strength. 1. Start from a seated posi on. 2. Slowly lean back un l you feel your feet become light. 3. Begin to contract your abdominals, pull your low belly towards your spine. 4. Begin to li your feet o the floor – if you need to, keep your hands under your knees for support – or else have your arms stretched forward, parallel to the floor. 5.Li your chest up as much as you can to keep your spine straight. 6. Breathe normally and hold for about 3-5 breaths. Repeat 3-5 mes.

ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA (SEATED TWIST) Twists are good in general for detoxing because of the ‘wringing’ ac on they apply to your trunk. This pose massages the internal organs promo ng diges on and elimina on. 1. Start from seated posi on 2. Bend your le knee and place your foot just outside of your right hip (if you’re hips are ght you can keep your le leg straight. 3. Take your right foot and place it on the outside (le side) of your le knee. 4. Hug your right knee with your le hand, and place your right hand behind you – keep your hand close to you and try to straighten the elbow. 5. Inhale and lengthen your spine – sit as tall as you can. 6. Exhale and pull your right leg closer to your chest with your le hand and press your right hand more into the floor to help you to sit even taller. 7. Then turn your head to look over your right shoulder. 8. Once in the pose breath normally (although your breathing will be restricted slightly, do not hold your breath) 9. Hold for 3-5 breaths and exhale to release the pose. 10. Repeat on the other side 90


PAVANAMUKTASANA (WIND RELEASING POSE) As the name suggests, this pose aids the diges ve system. It massages the ascending and descending colon by constric ng and releasing. It also massages and s mulates other internal organs like the liver and pancreas. 1. Lie on your back 2. Keep your head on the floor. Pull your right knee to your chest and grab your knee with both hands – interlace your fingers so you have a good grip. 3. Exhale and begin to gently pull your knee to your chest as much as you can. With each exhale pull more, with each inhale pause. 4. Once you have reached the maximum, hold it there and breathe normally. 5. Hold for 3-5 breaths and release. 6. Repeat on the other side.

DHANURASANA (BOW POSE) This pose arches the back and stretches the abdominal wall. It s mulates the abdomen due to the pressure placed on to the belly and is good in aiding the reduc on of belly fat, when performed frequently and in conjunc on with a proper diet. This pose also helps to open the ribcage to allow for more oxygen to enter the lungs. 1. Lie on your belly (prone) 2. Bend your knees and reach back with your hands. 3. Hold your ankles from the outside. 4. Keep your knees no wider than hip distance do not let your knees move out to the side. 5. Squeeze your shoulder blades together so your chest li s slightly from the floor. 6. Inhale deeply and kick your feet into your arms. 7. Make sure to keep your elbows straight. 8. Li your chest and thighs o the floor as much as possible. Once you have reached your maximum, hold the posi on and breathe normally. 9. Hold for 3-5 breaths and release on an exhale. 10. Rest for a few breaths before repea ng 3-5 mes.

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movement getting for mobility By LayYong

Have an important project to complete? But aches and pains are interrupting your work? Our Pilates guru LayYong, the co-founder of Pilates Bodytree Singapore provides some easy exercises to help you maintain a healthy posture. You are probably su ering from a very common problem known as overuse syndrome or OS. As your body is being kept in a fixed posi on for hours while working at your computer, it can lead to aches and pains in the neck, upper back, shoulders, wrist and lower back. Firstly, you’ll feel ghtness and aches in your neck and upper shoulders. Before you know it, your lower back starts to ache. These aches are muscles that are overused while you are working at the computer, like neck muscles that are kept in tension to maintain head posi on. Some people cannot fully turn their head to one side due to ght neck muscles and this lack of mobility can lead to early degenera on of the spine, shoulder and hip joints. Through years working with clients to retrain their muscles and regain mobility in their joints, I have developed the Five Steps to Mobility Fitness, a framework that allows me to design an e ec ve program for each client.






Knowing your daily movement habits, or lack of thereof, sets the stage for selec ng e ec ve exercises to achieve your goals, whether they be having more energy, strength and mobility or performing well at your chosen sport or hobby.

Select stretch and release exercises for the iden fied ght muscles of your body – be it upper spine, lower back and hips. Tight muscles limit joint func oning and mobility, and over me lead to aches and pains. Stretches work to lengthen ght muscles, while releasing target muscle knots within the muscle. Releases are more e ec ve but can be painful in the beginning. This step should not be skipped as it mobilizes the joints for movement in steps four and five. Here are three stretches you can do at home to relieve ght muscles due to OS at the computer.

STEP 2: IDENTIFY IMBALANCE The overuse syndrome creates muscle imbalances surrounding the neck and shoulders. Apart from neck muscles, the front chest muscles get ght while the upper back muscles become weak and long. This imbalance will create movement dysfunc on in shoulder joints. Knowing this will allow us to select the e ec ve exercises to stretch and strengthen this part of our body.



Note: If you have any medical or health concerns, you are advised to seek professional advice before star ng on any of the exercises, listed in these pages. 1. Chest Stretch a. Hold both hands behind your back; interlace your fingers with palms facing up. b. Open up your front shoulders as you reach your interlaced fingers away from your back, keeping elbows straight. c. Hold for 20 seconds. 2. Standing Back Stretch a. Stand with feet apart. b. Interlace fingers and reach arms backwards, as you arch the spine. c. Hold for 10 seconds. 3. Hip Flexor Stretch a. Place right foot on a stool, and le foot on the floor. b. Reach the right knee forward to stretch the hip flexor muscles on the le side.






A smaller version of their excellent Kallang restaurant, Kilo o ers a choice of Japanese,Vietnamese and Italian inspired cuisine, set in beau ful surrounds. On the menu, you’ll find lots of hearty Japaneseinspired dishes like large sushi rolls and rice bowls (S$18 each), as well as mixed seafood ceviche (S$21), beef short rib steak (S$36 and pumpkin churros with a spiced chocolate sauce ($11). Japanese booze is also favoured, with Sapporo on tap, as well as a good choice of sakes served by the glass or bo le. Tel: 6884 7560

Code Deco was founded by Gauri Garodia, Singapore’s first ar sanal perfumery. Garodia’s luxurious and exo c fragrances are explora ve and expressive, coloured withcomplexi es and subtle es. Our favourites include Damasc (a sensuous blend which features cassis, citrus, and blackcurrant, with Bulgarian rose, geranium, tobacco, patchouli, sandalwood, and musk) and Blanc One (a lively mix of bergamot, freesia, ginger flower, jasmine sambac, peach, and white musk). Although Code Deco fragrances are stocked in the United States, India, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, head to this flagship store to explore these scents in a delicate glass house, an environment which allows you to experience the fragrances with li le disturbance from the outside world. Tel: 9627 7885 (code deco and Killari)

SPUR HAUSWERKS Advocates of slow design, SPUR Hauswerks’ founders Indri Tulusan and Aiden Hopfner wish to create a pla orm for independent designers. The array of products for sale here is though ul and rather eclec c. Think plas c bow es made with a 3D printer, austere jewellery, curved chops cks and even handmade jams and soaps. However, the collec ve voice of SPUR Hauswerks is decidedly European - placing value on func onality, minimalism and innova on. If you’re looking for a Singaporean keepsake, skip those tacky souvenirs and pick up a beau fully designed piece by local designers like Melvin Ong and Olivia Lee. Tel: 9627 7885

SIFR Akin to American label James Perse, Singaporean menswear label sifr does basics, and does them well. Understanding the fickleness of trends, sifr have created an amazing collec on of high quality wardrobe staples, such as plain T-shirts made from premium pima co on which they’ve dubbed ‘the world’s so est tees’. “People wear 20% of their en re wardrobe 80% of the me,” says sifr founder Suraj Melwani, “We wanted sifr to make that 20% cut.” With PACT being their flagship store, they’ve curated a mixture of fashion, lifestyle and beauty items for both men and women. 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central , Tel: 6238 6362

FRED LIVES HERE The 1,800 square foot space in which Fred Lives Here inhabits is burs ng with a funkycollec on of furniture and home accessories. There’s an eclec c mix of wares here, including reproduc ons of modern classics, house-brand ligh ng and furnishings, as well as home accessories from global design houses such as Sele , Ibride, Ohh Deer and Lucky Boy Sunday. You’ll take home something extra special if you’re lucky enough to score a one-of-a-kind piece created by one of their ar st collaborators. If you s ll can’t find anything that strikes your fancy, these crea ve folk can customize any piece of furniture that you dream up. +65 6634 3733

KILLARI Killari jewelry is exo c, vivacious and bohemian with a touch of glamour – much like its founder, Sofia Villacis. She travels the world in search of the most gorgeous semiprecious stones and minerals, such as ocean jaspers from Madagascar, turquoise

from Mexico, citrines from Brazil and Maw Sit Sits from Myanmar. These unique stones arethen ar ully set into rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. “I love a story behind a piece of jewellery,” says Villacis, “I love the e ort you need to put into finding that specific stone, ge ng out of your comfort zone to travel. The search, the experiences and the ride – that’s a journey that I can’t get enough of.” Tel: 9627 7885 (code deco and Killari)

PACT + LIM You needn’t book a flight to the land of the rising sun to get a Japanese-style haircut. Opened in 2012 by trendse ng Japanese salon kizuki + LIM, pact + LIM is run en rely by Japanese sta , o ering a unique salon experience. The la er part of the salon’s name, LIM, is short for ‘less is more’, and this philosophy spills into their aesthe c. The style is generally modern and minimalist, paying respect to the client’s natural hair texture and design preferences. If you’re not ready to put sheers to your hair, you can opt for other salon services such as styling, colouring, treatment and perming. Tel: 6884 4143

KIYONE + LIM Also part of the LIM group is nail salon, kiyone + LIM. Come by for a classic gel manicure or pedicure, but make sure to get some nail art done too. They’re true ar sts and their crea ons are Japanese-inspired, delicate, intricate, and slightly whimsical. Although there are themed nail art categories such as ‘pop’, ‘graphic’, ‘monotone’, and ‘illustra on’, these nail ar sts can also create some pre y spectacular custom designs. The people behind kiyone + LIM believe that nail art should be ‘art for the heart’ - something conversa onal, unique and precious. Tel: 6834 3193




Clockwise from top le : Kilo, Code Deco, Killari, Pact + Lim, Kiyone + Lim, Fred lives here, si , SPUR Hauswerks. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 97


if the shoe



ème Largeur

Away from the city’s well-known malls and shopping plazas there is growing trend in Singapore for more creative bespoke stores and boutiques, offering independent or lesser-known labels to the discerning few. One of these shops is Septième Largeur, located in China Town in the back of a converted shop-house on Pickering Street.



levels of personalized service.

Sep ème Largeur is a rela vely new brand of quality men’s shoes which originates in Paris. Set up by Marco Fernandez and Mathieu Preiss, an uncle/nephew team, the brand was set up in 2009, o ering both a tradi onal range of handmade classic men’s shoes and the opportunity for customers to create their own pa na finish. With Marco u lizing his years of experience in the shoe industry to design and produce the shoes, Mathieu adds his ar s c touch to set them apart from the norm with his repertoire of bold and colourful pa nas. In December 2013, Sep ème Largeur was brought to Singapore by business partners Lucan Tan and Jacky Ye, both fashion enthusiasts with a love for quality shoes. Their bou que is a comfortable masculine space which feels more like a living room in a designer home, or the private room in a Saville Row tailor, than a retail space – there’s jazz on the stereo, an espresso machine on hand and a selec on of single malts on the table. The shoes are, of course, also on display but appear more like works of art than everyday footwear, which is exactly what they are. We asked Lucas what made him give up a career in the city and delve into the world of men’s fashion. How did you get into the shoe business? Do you have a background in fashion? Prior to star ng this company, I worked in the financial sector for around six years. However my passion for shoes, and men’s fashion in general, led me to change paths. I thought there was a need to bring smaller labels to Asia that o er excep onal quality but are not as well known and so are very good value for money. This is what resulted in me being involved in bringing Sep ème Largeur to Singapore. How has the Singapore fashion scene developed in the past five years? What did you think it was lacking? Singapore has always been one of the major fashion capitals in Asia. Our malls have been predominantly conquered by women’s fashion brands, with only the odd bou que focusing on men’s fashion. Consumers in Singapore have not really been exposed to lesser-known brands that provide equally good, if not be er, quality products at an a ordable price point. What do you think is special about the Sep ème Largeur brand? Sep ème Largeur, considering its rela vely young heritage, has a wealth of exper se and technical know-how from its founder, Marcos Fernandez. It o ers an extensive classic range of shoes, with a variety of lasts to cater to the varying feet-shape of its customers. It also provides consumers with the possibility

How does the local market compare with the market in Europe when considering inves ng in a quality pair of shoes? All too o en we have been exposed to luxury brands and fashion houses without having specialized retailers, so we are expected to pay a premium due to branding. In Europe, with the presence of numerous local and lesser-known brands, consumers have been spoilt for choice. In Europe, a quality pair of shoes would cost anything between S$500 and S$1,000 while in Singapore, consumers are generally not able to pick anything up for less than S$1000.

of customizing their own coloured shoes through the art of pa na. To top it all o , all of SL’s shoes are decently priced – the classic collec on trades at S$630/S$680 with the pa na collec on at S$750/S$800.

Le , clockwise from top: A pair of pa nas; Marco Fernandez and Mathieu Preiss; the classics; purple haze; shop display; Lucas Tan outside the shop. Above: Lucas working on a Pa na

What are your main aims with opening the shop in Singapore? Having SL in Singapore allows me to control our quality of service and ensure that every pair of pa na shoes is carefully done to our client’s expecta ons. As Singapore is SL’s first stop in Asia, I want to create a strong quality of service, with the right knowledge and ability to communicate the right informa on to every client. This will ensure that we have a strong culture within the company before we even consider expanding overseas. How would you describe the shopping experience at SL on Pickering? How does it di er from a department store? As consumers get more discerning, they demand something extra and di erent. The loca on of SL is tucked away in a row of shop-houses in the heart of the CBD. Clients can expect an extremely personalized and comfortable experience while in our bou que. Even during busier periods like lunch-hours or a er work, the shop’s design allows for comfort and privacy, with high

What do you do di erently at SL? What is the appeal of pa nas? Apart from our classic collec on, we also do custom pa na for our clients. Pa na is the art of hand-dyeing a pair of shoes from raw leather. We are able to do a wide variety of colours and designs. As we say to our clients, we can go as far as clients can imagine! Should every man own a pair of pa na shoes? How crea ve can customers get when reques ng pa nas? Pa na shoes are not for every individual. Most men are comfortable with classic shoes so we advise clients that they should start o with a classic pair from our collec on (as they would definitely get more mileage out of the shoes). Of course, for shoes lovers, pa na shoes are a great way to enhance their shoe collec on. They can now own almost every colour imaginable, without burs ng the bank! We have done a couple of pa nas where clients request for two or even three tones on a single pair. How many pairs of shoes do you own? I personally own around 15 pairs of shoes. Most of my shoes were purchased from my overseas travels, as I prefer not to buy shoes from fashion houses. However, now that I have brought SL into Singapore, I’m on my 7th pair of shoes in less than a year! What is there to look forward to next year? In 2015 we are looking to expand our product range to include small leather goods such as wallets and cardholders, with special made-to-order services for our clients. As the interest in our shoes increases, we hope it’s going to be an exci ng year!

For more informa on: 3 Pickering Street, 01-16. Tel: 6438 7418, www.sep DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 99


The Company You Keep

Text by Jennifer Denbitz Photos courtesy of IGC

Homegrown label In Good Company keeps Singaporeans of all genera ons fashionable in inďŹ nitely wearable everyday pieces.

Co-founded by four friends in December 2012, In Good Company (IGC) designs modern classics with a twist, redefining everyday essentials. IGC’s aesthetic features clean silhouettes with a blend of relaxed tailoring and surprising details. Signature structuring and draping form the character of all IGC collections, modernising classic pieces so they can be worn again and again, interchangeably with your existing wardrobe. The good company behind this clever fashion brand is Designer Sven Tan, 35; Designer Kane Tan, 32; Managing Director of Operations Julene Aw, 37; and Managing Director of Sales &Marketing Jaclyn Teo, 36. The spirit of IGC is about being in excellent companionship with like-minded people; whether at work, at home or on the go. The IGC team enjoys collaborating with creative businesses and artists who have unique and uncommon visions, the likes of which include pattern artist / designer Kuanth, beauty apothecary Mmerci Encore, artisanal perfumer Code Deco, leather crafters Hoiming and jeweler Argentum. NOW! Singapore caught up with the IGC team to ask them a few questions about good fashion and good friendship.

How did the four of you meet and come together to form IGC? The four of us worked together for several years. We le the company at di erent points in our lives, each to pursue di erent interests, but met up o en a er. Over one of our many casual co ee sessions, the idea of crea ng a line together popped up and we jumped on it.


Talk to us a bit about the trench as an inspira on for Capsule 5. It’s such an iconic piece in other markets but rarely seen in rainy Singapore. Modernising classic pieces has always been a big influence in our design process. The idea for the Trench was to add a u litarian vibe to tailored pieces for this capsule, while s ll retaining its prac cality for Singapore’s climate and sartorial culture. We tend not to layer a lot even when it rains. We decided to introduce a water-resistant co on garbardine and rework some classic trench details into this – details like inverted vents, double lapels, pocket details – these were also adapted onto shir ngs, shorts and light-weight jackets, pieces that people find easier to incorporate into their everyday wardrobe. What would you say are some ps for women interested in wearing boxier styles and layering items yet s ll hoping to maintain a sexy, feminine silhoue e? Ge ng the right propor on and fit is important when experimen ng with boxier styles. Our basic rule of thumb is if it’s boxy on top, balance it with a streamlined fi ed bo om, and vice versa. The trick is to keep layering simple, playing with lines and lengths, not bulk. We don’t believe the hourglass silhoue e is the only “sexy” shape, nor do we believe one has to be “sexy” in order to be feminine or the other way around. Strength and confidence are much sexier than a par cular silhoue e. Your Mini Me colors are so fresh yet sophis cated. What has been the inspira on behind the colour used for Mini Me? Our customers are key in determining the

colour pale e, fabric and make of every capsule. Our goal is to capture the eye of our audience and help them dress e ortlessly through considered design. We don’t follow trends or interna onal seasons – we follow our customers. The trick is to give them what they want but also to surprise them with certain new details, unique colours or a refreshed style. We consider each piece of the collec on as a group, how it fits with individual styles and how it looks on the body. This rule holds true for both the adult ready-to-wear and our Mini Me collec ons. That’s the idea of Mini Me – it’s miniature versions of the adult line – to be seen as complimentary pieces rather than a separate collec on. How did you decide to move into boyswear as part of Mini Me and what are some of the hallmarks of those pieces? The idea came a er working together on two successful collec ons with mul -label store Kids21 for girls aged 3-10. Kids21 told us we were limi ng ourselves – that their customers were reques ng IGC for boys, too. We designed a new collec on for boys, exclusively sold at Kids21 Paragon and through their webstore. The boys’ collec on o ers perennial modern staples for boys aged 3-10 features original prints designed by our o collaborator Kuanth. What’s been the most unexpected part of your journey / business so far? It’s been watching our customer profile evolve across the genera ons. IGC is defined as an accessible brand by its design rather than its price point. We wanted to be the label that people could wear easily but stylishly,

without falling into the trap of fast fashion price wars or inaccessible luxury labels. This ideal was largely achieved by reaching out to all types of women of di erent age groups. Our customers range from women in their 20s to their 60s. We have a customer who shops with us regularly for herself, her sevenyear-old daughter and her mum in her 60s. It’s so heartening to see IGC dressing three genera ons of women in one go! What are some of the factors that help you nail the concept of everyday wearability? For us, it’s most important that IGC is accessible to everyone in terms of style, quality and a ordability. From the beginning we wanted IGC to create everyday essen als: interchangeable pieces that supply a variety of fresh yet meless looks. As a team, our diverse personali es and strengths bring di erent insights to the crea ve process. We are two men with di erent but complementary design sensibili es; two women who like fussfree but stylish clothes; four people who want to make well-designed pieces that go the extra mile to generate 10 di erent looks from one piece; and one parent of two who understands the importance of speed dressing and easylaundry in keeping a sane household. All of us believe the modern wardrobe shouldn’t be complicated to wear. It should be easy to care for, a ordable and honest, of good quality materials di erent from those found in fast fashion. If you could pick a city in the world where your designs would feel most at home — fit most organically into the style and scene — what would it be? It will always be Singapore, where home truly is. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 101


Part of Paresh Maity’s Dream house. Mys c Abode: An Installa on of Bells, 2014.


The World’s a stage :

An Art Stage by Gillian Beal


here’s a lot of talk these days about there being too many art fairs in Singapore what with the A ordable Art Fair (now twice a year), the newly revamped and re-launched Singapore Art Fair, the Bank Art Fair and a host of smaller events raising their heads above Singapore’s newly-painted art parapet. But whether that’s the case, or not, the biggest and brashest of them all is Art Stage Singapore and it’s back in town.

Now in its fi h year, the four-day fair (five if you include the exclusive VIP Vernissage) is billed as the ‘flagship contemporary art fair in Southeast Asia’ and this year will feature 135 galleries from 29 countries. In addi on, there will be four art pla orms, including the returning Southeast Asia pla orm, as

PUBLIC ART Several artworks will be exhibited in the fair’s public areas, promising visitors ar s c encounters beyond the exhibi on booths and curated pla orms. The installa on, Contours of a Rich Manoeuvre, by Singaporean ar st Suzann Victor, will see several large red chandeliers suspended from the ceiling, crea ng an ethereal shadow and light display. Perennial favourite Columbian ar st Fernando Botero will be showing a monumental sculpture, Standing Woman, at the entrance hall, while the work of Portuguese ar st Joana Vasconcelos and Indonesian ar st Titarubi will be presented along the aisles. Gilbert & George, known for their controversial photo-based collages, have agreed to create five large-scale artworks for the fair, (their work will also be shown by ARDNT gallery) and they are rumoured to be planning a performance.

well as the newly-launched Russia, Video and Modern pla orms. These are designed to present art projects that foster a greater understanding of the context from which ar sts develop.

As usual, there will be a strong showing of Asia-based galleries, with around 70 percent of the galleries coming from the region, while 34 are Singapore based. What this means for visitors is that there is a strong Asian focus and the opportunity to see some of the region’s best art, all under one roof – as well as work from new and emerging ar sts. However, it doesn’t mean that artists and galleries from other parts of the world will be absent. International galleries such as

London’s White Cube Gallery and Hong Kong’s Galerie Perrotin will be making their presence felt again, while 49 new galleries will debut this year, including top galleries from the USA, China, Japan, Israel and even Uruguay.

There will be a series of talks, artist events and some interesting public art projects, including a performance from worldrenowned London-based art duo Gilbert and George; a large public sculpture from the carver of the callipygous, Fernand Botero, and an appearance by Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju. Here’s our round up of what’s not to be missed.

curators and museums but less so with the public, will be featured for the first time in a sizeable space – giving viewers the opportunity to learn more about this art form. Curated by Paul Greenaway of Gag Projects, Australia, the over 40 works will include work by Hiroko Okada from Japan, Myrian Mechita from France and Xu Wenkai from China. The Multimedia Museum Moscow’s Olga Sviblova will curate the Russian platform, another innovation at this year’s fair. (A large part of Russia is in Asia after all). The aim is to introduce edgy, contemporary art from Russia to an Asian audience and encourage an open dialogue between these new centres of artistic creation. And perhaps in a nod to the ever-popular (particularly at auction) European ‘Modern’ art movement, works by western masters such as Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso will be shown side-by-side with Asian artists

THE PLATFORMS Southeast Asian art will be showcased in a massive 1,000 sqm of space. Curated by Singaporean Khim Ong, the exhibition entitled ‘Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock: Biographical Imprints” will feature artworks by around 15 emerging and established artists from Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Video art, popular with the art world’s

Titarubi IMAGO MUNDI 2013 24k Gold plated nutmegs, gold leafs on book, burned wood, stainless steel and globe 213 x 101 x 80 cm Presented by Michael Janssen Berlin, Singapore DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 103


Agan Harahap (b. 1980) Mardijker Photo Studio 2014 Photographic series Dimensions variable Images copyright and courtesy of the Ar st


Suzann Victor The swing of a chandelier Contours of a Rich Manoeuvre Series Image Courtesy of Andreas Kepplinger

including K K Hebbar, Ram Kumar, F N Souza and Zao Wou-Ki. The fair is working with the French Pinacotheque de Paris for this segment, which does seem a little out of place with the rest of the artistic line-up.

ART WEEK In past years, a series of events that hang on the coat tails of Art Stage have been staged, and the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Arts Council have grouped them together this year and launched them as Art Week. So if you have any energy left from a trawl through the many aisles of the MBS convention centre, go for a visit to Art After Dark @ Gillman Barracks. An outdoor party set against the new shows premiered by the galleries provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy their diverse art offerings 23 January 2015, 9 Lock Rd, 6pm till late

Chong Weixin Exponen al Taxonomies: Specimen 6 2013 Image copyright and courtesy of the Ar st

Art Stage Singapore will be held from 22 to 25 January 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Conven on Centre, Level B2, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. Tickets: $26-$64 from Sis c or at the venue. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 105



Select strengthening exercises to target weak muscles to correct imbalances. For example, the muscles at the back, from the spine to the bu ocks, are generally weak for many people due to OS at the computer.

These are more complex movements to promote joint mobility. As humans our movements are not one-dimensional, even a simple movement like walking. The mobility exercises incorporate whole body engagement, thus working on developing a strong core as well.

Here are three strengthening exercises. 1. Upper Back a. Lie face down, with elbows bent 90 degrees. b. Li both elbows and palms o the mat. c. Hold for 10-20 seconds. 2. Pilates Swan a. Lie face down on the mat with elbows bent close to the body. b. Li your spine o the floor star ng with your head, upper spine. c. You can li un l your elbow is almost straight as long as you don’t feel discomfort or pain in the lower back. d. Then lower your spine to the floor. e. Repeat five mes. 3. Single Leg Squat a. Sit on a low stool or box. Straighten le leg o the ground. b. Come up to standing onto your right foot, while keeping the le leg o the floor. c. Sit down again without allowing your le foot to touch the floor. Repeat 10 mes. Repeat on the le leg.



Here are three mobility exercises. 1. Single Leg on Folded Mat a. Stand on a rolled mat. Keep hands low on the sides. b. Li right leg forward. c. Circle the leg to the back. d. Con nue to circle the leg to the front. e. Repeat c-d 10 mes. f. Repeat on the le leg. 2. Pilates Roll Up a. Lie on the mat. Legs straight and arms straight overhead. b. Li your arms overhead and li your head and chest o the mat. c. Con nue to roll your spine up and forward into a forward contrac on. d. From the contrac on posi on, roll your spine down onto the mat. e. Repeat b-d five mes. 3. Pilates Saw a. Sit on the mat with legs straight and feet flexed. Legs are a mat width apart. b. Reach your arms to the sides. c. Rotate your spine to the right and reach the le hand towards your right foot. d. Roll your spine up and rotate to centre. e. Repeat steps c and d to the le . f. Repeat the sequence 5 mes.



The above exercises can be done daily, as they are not high impact.

You can read more about the Five Steps to Mobility Fitness in my upcoming book, Born to Move. You can also find similar exercises at



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Pride of place By: Marisse Gabrielle Reyes



For an off-kilter shopping experience, visit multi-concept retail space, PACT. It’s a museum of what’s hot and desirable - and everything’s for sale.

Through the store’s mixed bag of offerings, PACT aspires to “change the local retail landscape by challenging and reinventing traditional notions of retail in Singapore.”

Trendy hip cafe and bar, Kilo, found a second home at PACT and is joined by minimalistic menswear label (sifr), exotic artisanal fragrances (Code Deco), semiprecious jewellery (Killari), thoughtful lifestyle products (SPUR Hauswerks), trendy furnishings (Fred Lives Here), Japanese hair salon (pact + LIM), and Japanese nail salon (kiyone + LIM). PHOTO COURTESY OF PACT

A collective of eight young design-centric brands occupy this industrial space, designed by Teruhiro Yanagihara, in the otherwise ordinary Orchard Central. The medley of brands and services peddled at this capacious 7,500 square foot space come from different design perspectives, but share a penchant for the cool and the hip. DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 95

DIRECTORY On the following pages you will find lists of places, people and things that we think are important. It’s not the telephone directory NOR the yellow pages but we think we’ve covered a lot of useful numbers-including some interes ng local brands and some of the city’s best restaurants & bars. EMERGENCIES Airport Informa on +65 6595 6868 Ambulance and Fire 995 Police 999 (for emergency only) Police Hotline 1800 225 0000 Tra c Police +6547 0000

ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENT PARKs Army Museum Of Singapore 520 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638367 Ph. +65 6668 0338 E: ArtScience Museum 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 Ph. +65 6688 8888 Asian Civilisa ons Museum 1 Empress Place, Singapore 059199 Ph. +65 6332 7798 Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981 Ph. +65 6828 8377

Singapore 018953 Ph. +65 6420 6848

Singapore 178897 Ph. +65 6332 3659; +65 6332 5642 na

Haw Par Villa 262 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118628 Ph. +65 6872 2780

Peranakan Museum 39 Armenian Street Singapore 179941 Ph. +65 6332 7591

Ifly 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01 Singapore 099010 Ph. +65 6571 0000 Images of Singapore LIVE 40 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099700 Ph. +65 6736 8672 Kong Hiap Memorial Museum 17-19 Kim Yam Road Singapore 239329 Ph. +65 6737 2630 E: Land Transport Gallery No 1 Hampshire Road Block 1 Level 1, Singapore 219428 Ph. +65 6396 2550 E:

Red Dot Design Museum 28 Maxwell Road Red Dot Tra c, Singapore Ph. +65 6327 8027 Reflec ons at Bukit Chandu’s 31-K Pepys Road Singapore 118458 Ph. +65 6375 2510 Resorts World™ Sentosa 39 Ar llery Avenue, Sentosa Singapore 099958 Ph. +65 6577 8888 Singapore Art Museum 71 Brass Basah Road, Singapore 189555 Ph. +65 6332 3222

Marina Barrage 8 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018951 Ph. +65 6514 5959

Singapore Botanic Gardens 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569 Ph. +65 6471 7138 / 65 6471 7361

Faber Peak Singapore 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203 Ph. +65 6270 8855

Memories At Old Ford Factory 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 588192 Ph. +65 6462 6724 mo

Singapore Cable Car 109 Mount Faber Road Faber Peak, Singapore 099203 Ph. +65 6270 8855

Fuk Tak Chi Museum 76 Telok Ayer Street, Far East Square Singapore 048464 Ph. +65 6532 7868

Mint Museum Of Toys 26 Seah Street Singapore 188382 Ph. +65 6339 0660

Singapore Coins And Notes Museum 40 Pagoda St, Level 1 Singapore 059199 Ph. +65 6222 2486

Gardens by The Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive,

Na onal Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road,

Singapore Flyer 30 Ra es Avenue,


Singapore 039803 Singapore Philatelic Museum 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807 Ph. +65 6337 3888 Singapore Zoo 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore Ph. +65 6269 3411 Tan Swie Hian Museum 460 Sims Avenue, Singapore Ph. +65 6744 0716 The Changi Museum 1000 Upper Changi Road North Singapore 507707 Ph. +65 6214 2451 Trick Eye Museum Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43/44 Singapore 098138 Ul mate Drive 1 Bay Front Avenue Singapore 018971 Ph. +65 6688 7997 ul Underwater World Singapore 80 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098969 Ph. +65 6275 0030 Universal Studios Singapore™ Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269 E: Wave House 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Ph. +65 6377 3113; 6238 1196

Wings of Time Siloso Beach, Sentosa Express Beach Sta on, Singapore 099538 Ph. +65 6736 8672 E: wingso

Canvas #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Rd Ph. +65 6538 2928 E:

YOG Gallery @Singapore Sports Museum 1 Kay Siang Road #01-02 Singapore 248922 Ph. +65 6471 4430

Club Kyo 133 cecil street, keck seng tower #B1-02, singapore 069535 Ph. +65 8299 8735

BARS, CLUBS AND PUBS 1-Al tude 61/62/Roo op One Ra es Place Singapore 048616 Ph. +65 6438 0410 E: reserva ons@1-al 1-al 28 Hong Kong Street 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059667 Ph. +65 6533 2001 E: 83 on Club Street 83 Club Street, Singapore 069451 Ph. +65 6690 7563 E: Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall 60 A Boat Quay, Singapore 049848 Ph. +65 6535 0838 E: A ca 3A River Valley Rd, #01- 03 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020 Ph. +65 6333 9973 www.a Bang Bang Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Ra es Boulevard Ph. +65 8127 2808 Bar Stories 55-57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248 Ph. +65 6298 0838 Bar ni 46 Club Street, Singapore 069423 Ph. +65 6221 1025 E: info@bar Bi ers & Love 36 North Canal Road Singapore 059292 Ph. +65 6438 1836 Blujaz Café 11 Bali Lane, Historic Kampong Glam Singapore 189848 Ph. +65 9199 0610

Crazy Elephant 3E River Valley Road #01-03/04 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024 Ph. +65 6337 7859 E: Empire Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Ra es Place, Singapore 048623 Ph. +65 8349 1672 Fenix Room Block 3C, River Valley Road, Clark Quay, Singapore 179022 Ph. +65 6305 6768 Jekyll & Hyde 49 Tras Street, Singapore 078988 Ph. +65 6222 3349 Jigger & Pony 101 Amoy Street, Singapore 069921 Ph. +65 62239101 KPO 1 Killiney Road, Kilinery Post O ce Ph. +65 6733 3648 KURO Restaurant & Bar 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, The Cannery, #01-11 Singapore 179022 Ph. +65 9733 6669 E: La Terraza Roo op Bar Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069692 Ph. +65 6221 1694 ext 3; +65 6532 3357 E: Loof 331 North Bridge Rd, #03-07 Odeon Towers, Extension Roo op Singapore 188720 Ph. +65 6338 8035 E: Maison Ikkoku 20 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198885 Ph. +65 6294 0078 Manha an 2/F The Regent Singapore 1 Cuscaden Road

Ph. +65 6725 3377 ansg. Mars Bar 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540 Ph. +65 9651 6714. Molly Malone’s 56 Circular Rd, Singapore 049411 Ph. +65 6536 2029 Nutmeg & Clove 17 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069697 Ph. +65 6423 9885 Prince Of Wales Boat Quay 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840 Ph. +65 6557 2498 E: Prince Of Wales Li le India 101 Dunlop Steet, Singapore 209420 Ph. +65 6299 0130 E: RedDot BrewHouse @ Dempsey Road 25A Dempsey Road, #01-01 Singapore 247691 Ph. +65 6475 0500 RedDot BrewHouse @ Boat Quay 33/34 Boat Quay Singapore 049823 Ph. +65 6535 4500 Tanjong Beach Club 120 Tanjong Beach Walk Sentosa, Singapore 098942 Ph. +65 9750 5323 The Cu ink Club 6 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089262 E: info@thecu thecu Timbre @ Gillman 9A Lock Road, Gillman Barracks Singapore 108926 Ph. +65 6694 4201 Timbre @ The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane #01-04 Singapore 179429 Ph. +65 6336 3386 Timbre @ The Substa on 45 Armenian Street Singapore 179936 Ph. +65 6338 8030

Verre Wine Bar 8 Rodyk Street, Singapore 238216 Ph. +65 6509 1917 Zouk Singapore 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420 Ph. +65 6738 2988

CAFES 31 Bar & Kitchen 31 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089138 Ph. +65 6224 9141 40 Hands 78 Yong Siak St., #01-12 Tiong Bahru Ph. +65 6225 8545 E: info@40handsco 40handsco Ar choke Café + Bar Sclupture Square, 161 Middle Road Ph. +65 6336 6949 ar Ca e Pralet 17 Eng Hoon Street #01-04 Singapore 169767 Ph. +65 6223 5595 E: ca epralet@crea crea Coastes Singapore 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000 Ph. +65 6274 9668 Common Man Co ee Raosters 22 Mar n Road, Singapore 239058 Ph. +65 6836 4695 commonmanco Dutch Colony Co ee Company 113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230 Ph. +65 6448 5852 Jones The Grocer Block 9 #01-12 Dempsey Road Dempsey Hill, Singapore, 247697 Ph. +65 6476 1512 E: Hard Rock Café 50 Cuscaden Road, #02/03-01 HPL House, Singapore 249724 Ph. +65 6235 5232 Resort World Sentosa, The Forum #01-209, Singapore 098138 Ph. +65 6795 7454 Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Lounge Ph. +65 6241 6267 HARDROCK.COM High Society Marina Bay Sands Café & Restaurant The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-47/48 Ph. +65 6688 7522 E: DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 107

Penny University 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997 Ph. +65 6765 4531 Ronin 17 Hongkong Street Singapore 059660 Rouse 36 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209364 Ph.+65 6292 2642 Tiong Bahru Bakery 56 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160056 Ph. +65 6220 3430 The Library 47 Keong Saik Road Ph. +65 6221 8338 The Scoop 19 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069699 Ph. +65 6423 1213

Shaw Theatres Shaw Theatres Lido 350, Orchard Road, 5th/6th Floor, Shaw House, Singapore 238868 Shaw Theatres Choa Chu Kang Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, 5th/6th Floor Singapore 689812 Shaw Theatres NEX 23, Serangoon Central, #04-64, Nex, Singapore 556083 Shaw Theatres Bales er 360, Bales er Road, Shaw Plaza, #04-04, Singapore 329783 Shaw Theatres Bugis 200, Victoria Street, #04-02, Bugis Junc on, Singapore 188021 Shaw Theatres Century 2, Tampines Central 5, #05-00, Century Square, Singapore 529509 Cathay Cineplex

CINEMAS Golden Village Golden Village Katong 112 East Coast Road #04-09 Singapore 428802 Golden Village Bishan 9 Bishan Place, #04-03 Junc on 8 Singapore 579837 Golden Village VivoCity Levels 2 & 3, VivoCity Harbour Front Precinct Golden Village Tampines 4 Tampines Central 5, #04-17/18 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510 Golden Village Grand 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-39/40, Great World City, Singapore 237994 Golden Village Jurong Point 1 Jurong West Central, #03-25B/26 Jurong Point, Singapore 649846 Golden Village Plaza 68 Orchard Road #07-01/15 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839 Golden Village Yishun 51 Yishun Central 1 Singapore 768794 Golden Village Marina 5A Ra es Ave, #03-01 Marina Leisureplex, Singapore 039801 Golden Village Tiong Bahru 302 Tiong Bahru Road #04-03/04 Tiong Bahru Plaza Singapore 168732

Cathay Cineplexes The Cathay Cineplex Levels 5 & 6, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road Singapore 229233 The Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Levels 4, 5, 6 & 9 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695 The Cathay Causeway Point 1 Woodlands Square, Level 7 Singapore 738099 The Cathay AMK Hub 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 AMK Hub Level 4 Singapore 569933 The Cathay Cineplex Downtown East 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 4, E!hub Singapore 519599 FILMGARDE FILMGARDE - Iluma, Bugis Level 5 Iluma, Bugis 201 Victoria Street Singapore 188067 Ph. +65 6835 9087 FILMGARDE - Leisure Park Kallang Level 3, Leisure Park Kallang 5 Stadium Walk Singapore 397693 Ph. +65 6344 5997 JADE Theatre Level 2 Shaw Towers 100 Beach Road, Singapore 189702 Ph. +65 6293 5717


EDUCATION Village Camps UWCSEA East Campus, 1 Tampines Street 73 Ph. +65 8168 9057 3D Class Works 20 Science Park Road #03-35A Tele Tech Park Singapore Science Park 2 Singapore 117674 Ph. +65 6776 1336 E: Art Lo 116 Middle Road #03-01 ICB Enterprice House Singapore 188972 Ph. +65 6443 6221 E: enquiries@artlo artlo

#02-06, Singapore 039803 Ph. +65 6339 2737 E: Food Playground 24A Sago Street, Singapore 059020 Ph. +65 9452 3669 E: Forest Adventure 825 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479244 Ph. +65 8100 7420; 8100 7421 Mastereign Learning Journeys Ubi Avenue 4 #11-05, UB. One Singapore 408830 Ph. +65 6836 6466 E:

Camp Challenge Pte Ltd 8 Admiralty Road East Singapore 759991 Ph. +65 6257 4427 E:

O School Ltd Scape 2 Orchard Link #04 - 04 Singapore 237978 Ph. +65 6509 0016 E:

Centre for Robo cs Learning Nullspace 272 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #03-14, Singapore 588212 Ph. +65 9099 4914 E:

Singapore Discovery Centre 510 Upper Jurong Rd Singapore 638365 Ph. +65 6792 6188 E:

City College Private Limited 2 Bukit Merah Central, #20-00 Singapore 159835 Ph. +65 6511 6833 E: Cookery Magic 117 Fidelio Street, Singapore 458492 Ph. +65 9665 6831 E: EMC Workshops Blk 250 Bishan Street 22 #B1-384 Singapore 570250 Ph. +65 6451 4188 E: Escape Hunt 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, #02-43, Singapore 238840 Ph. +65 6100 0828 E: F1 in Schools Pte Ltd 81 Ubi Avenue 4, UB.One Unit 11-05 Singapore 408830 Flight Experience Singapore Flyer, 30 Ra es Ave

Singapore Media Academy Pte Ltd 30 Merchant Road #04-13 Riverside Singapore 058282 Ph. +65 6435 6000 E: Singapore Repertory Theatre 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035 Ph. +65 6733 8166 E: Science Centre Singapore 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081 Ph. +65 6425 2500 E: The Escape Ar st Bukit Timah Shopping Centre #11-02, Singapore 588179 Ph. +65 6463 6690 E: Enquiry@TheEscapeAr theescapear The Escape Ar st 52A Prinsep Street #01-01 Singapore 188683 Ph. +65 6883 1540 E: Enquiry@TheEscapeAr theescapear

GALLERIES IRAS Gallery - The Singapore Tax Story 1st storey of Revenue House 55 Newton Road Ph. +65 6351 2076 E: Na onal Library Gallery 100 Victoria Street, Singapore Ph. +65 6332 3255 Red Sea Gallery Block 9 Dempsey Road #01-10 Dempsey Hill Singapore 247697 Ph. +65 6732 6711 Singapore Art Gallery 27 Woking Road #01-01 Singapore 138705 Ph. +65 3108 0301 Singapore City Gallery 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore Ph. +65 6321 8321 White Canvas Gallery 57 Eng Hoon Street, #01-82 Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160057 Ph. +65 6220 8723

cu lt u r e & her i tage Grassroots Heritage Centre 70 South Buona Vista Road Ph. +65 6474 4241

per anakan cu lt u r e NUS Baba House 157 Neil Rd Singapore 088883 Ph. +65 6227 5731 E:

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum 288 South Bridge road Singapore 058840 Ph. +65 6220 0220

Singapore Hong San See 31 Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 238975 Ph. +65 6737 3683 Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple 184E Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore 319941 Ph. +65 6259 6924 Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple 178 Waterloo St, Singapore 187964 +65 6337 3965 Ngee Ann Cultural Centre Teochew Building (2nd floor) 97 Tank Road, Singapore 238066 Ph. +65 6737 9555 Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874 Ph. +65 6256 7377 CHINESE CULTURE ARTS Chinese Garden Chinese Garden Road o Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 619795 Drama Box 14A – 14C Trengganu Street Singapore 058468 Ph. +65 6324 5434 MALAY CULTURE SHOPPING Jamal Kazura Aroma cs 728 North Bridge Road Singapore 198696

Rumah Bebe 113 East Coast Road, Singapore 428803 Ph. +65 6247 8781

The Heritage Shop 93 Jalan Sultan, #01-01, Singapore 198997 Ph. +65 6223 7982

CHINESE CULTURE Chinatown Heritage Centre 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207 Ph. +65 6534 8942 E: marke

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501 Ph. +65 6391 0450

The Counselling Place 7500A Beach Road, #04-323 The Plaza Singapore 199591 Ph. +65 6887 3695

WORSHIP Thekchen Choling 2 Bea y Lane, Singapore 209945 Ph. +65 6466 3720

Katong An que House 208 East Coast Road Singapore 428907 Ph. +65 6345 8544

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MALAY CULTURE ARTS Teater Ekamatra Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre 182 Cecil Street #01-08/10/11 Singapore 069547 Ph. +65 6323 6528

Sultan Mosque 3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833 Jamae Mosque 218 South Bridge Rd Singapore 058767 Hajjah Fa mah Mosque 4001 Beach Road Singapore 199584 INDIAN CULTURE WORSHIP Sri Mariamman Temple 244 South Bridge Road Singapore 058793 Ph. +65 6223 4064 Sri Thandayuthapani Temple 15 Tank Road, Singapore 238065 s Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple 19 Ceylon Road, Singapore 429613 Ph. +65 6345 8176 Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple 141 Serangoon Road Singapore 218042 Ph. +65 6295 4538; 6293 4634 E: Sri Krishnan Temple 152 Waterloo St EURASIAN CULTURE Eurasian Heritage Centre Eurasian Community House 139 Ceylon Road, Singapore 429744 Ph. +65 6447 1578

CLINICS Amaris B. Clinic 140 Arab Street, Singapore 199827 Ph. +65 65364211; +65 62961416 E: Freia Medical 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria O ce Tower, #19-03 Singapore 238877 Ph. +65 6735 8180 E: Innate 58 Club Street, Singapore 069433 Ph. +65 6835 9538

HOTELS Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394 Ph. +65 6825 3888 E: Amara Singapore 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539 Ph. +65 6879 2555 Asco Ra es Place Singapore 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247 Ph. +65 6577 1688 the-asco .com Beach Villas Resorts World Sentosa - Beach Villas 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269 Ph. + 65 6577 8888 Bayview Hotel Singapore 30 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189621 Ph. +65 6337 2882 Capella Hotel, Singapore 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island Singapore 098297 Ph. +65 6377 8888 Capri by Fraser Changi City, Singapore 3 Changi Business Park Central 1 Singapore 486037 Ph. +65 6933 9833 Carlton City Hotel Singapore 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862 Ph. +65 6632 8888 Carlton Hotel Singapore 76 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189558 Ph. +65 6338 8333 Concorde Hotel Singapore 100 Orchard Road Singapore 238840 Ph. +65 6733 8855 Conrad Centennial Singapore 2 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038982 Ph. +65 6334 8888 DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 109

Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore 403 Havelock Road Singapore 169632 Ph. +65 6733 0011 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport 75 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819664 Ph. +65 6823 5300 Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133 Ph. +65 6808 6868 Dorse Singapore 333 New Bridge Road Singapore 088765 Ph. +65 6678 8333 dorse Equarius Hotel Resorts World Sentosa - Equarius Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269 Ph. +65 6577 8888 Fairmont Singapore 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560 Ph. +65 6339 7777 Fes ve Hotel Resorts World Sentosa - Fes ve Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269 Ph. +65 6577 8888 HotelsAndSpa/Fes veHotel Four Seasons Hotel Singapore 190 Orchard Boulevard Singapore 248646 Ph. +65 6734 1110 Furama City Centre Singapore 60 Eu Tong Sen Street Singapore 059804 Ph. +65 6533 3888 Furama Riverfront Singapore 405 Havelock Road Singapore 169633 Ph. +65 6333 8898 Gallery Hotel 1 Nanson Road @ Robertson Quay Singapore 238909 Ph. +65 6849 8686 E: Goodwood Park Hotel 22 Sco s Road Singapore 228221 Ph. +65 6737 7411

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663 Ph. +65 6733 0880 Grand Hya Singapore 10 Sco s Road Singapore 228211 Ph. +65 6738 1234 singapore.grand.hya .com

Ph. +65 6336 0822 Hotel Fort Canning Singapore 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881 Ph. +65 6559 6770 Hotel Grand Pacific 101 Victoria Street Singapore 188018 Ph. +65 6336 0811

Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel 50 East Coast Road Roxy Square Singapore 428769 Ph. +65 6344 8000

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore 277 Orchard Road Singapore 238858 Ph. +65 6708 8888

Grand Park City Hall 10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809 Ph. +65 6336 3456

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore 1A Cuscaden Road Singapore 249716 Ph. +65 6738 2222

Grand Park Orchard 270 Orchard Road Singapore 238857 Ph. +65 6603 8888

Hotel Michael Resorts World Sentosa - Hotel Michael, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269 Ph. +65 6577 8888 HotelsAndSpa/HotelMichael

Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore Resorts World Sentosa - Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269 Ph. + 65 6577 8888 Hilton Singapore 581 Orchard Road Singapore 238883 Ph. +65 6737 2233 Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay 2 Magazine Road, Singapore 059573 Ph. +65 6589 8000 Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road 20 Bideford Road, Singapore 229921 Ph. +65 6690 3199 Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075 Ph. +65 6733 0188 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616 Ph. +65 6733 8333 Hotel 1929 50 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089154 Ph. +65 6347 1929 Hotel Bencoolen Singapore 47 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189626


M Hotel Singapore 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908 Ph. +65 6224 1133 Mandarin Orchard Singapore 333 Orchard Road Singapore 238867 Ph. +65 6737 4411 Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 5 Ra es Avenue Marina Square, Singapore 039797 Ph. +65 6338 0066 Marina Bay Sands 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956 Ph. +65 6688 8866 Marina Mandarin Singapore 6 Ra es Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594 Ph. +65 6845 1000 Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa 23 Beach View, Sentosa Singapore 098679 Ph. +65 6818 3388

Hotel Miramar Singapore 401 Havelock Road Singapore 169631 Ph. +65 6733 0222

Naumi Hotel 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396 Ph. +65 6403 6000

Hotel Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay 177A River Valley Road Singpore 179031 Ph. +65 6338 3333

Naumi Liora 55 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089158 Ph. +65 6922 9000

ibis Singapore Novena 6 Irrawaddy Road Singapore 329543 Ph. +65 6808 9888

New Majes c Hotel 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore 089845 Ph. +65 6511 4700 newmajes

ibis Singapore on Bencoolen 170 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189657 Ph. +65 6593 2888

Nostalgia Hotel 77 Tiong Bahru Road Singapore 168727 Ph. +65 6808 1818

InterCon nental Singapore 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966 Ph. +65 6338 7600 intercon

Oasia Hotel Singapore 8 Sinaran Drive Singapore 307470 Ph. +65 6664 0333

Klapsons, The Bou que Hotel 15 Hoe Chiang Road Singapore 089316 Ph. +65 6521 9000

ONE°15 Marina Club 11 Cove Drive #01-01 Sentosa Cove Singapore 098497 Ph. +65 6305 6988

Link Hotel Singapore 50 Tiong Bahru Road Singapore 158794 Ph. +65 6622 8585

Orchard Hotel Singapore 442 Orchard Road Singapore 238879 Ph. +65 6734 7766

Orchard Parade Hotel 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905 Ph. +65 6737 1133

Robertson Quay Hotel 15 Merbau Road Singapore 239032 Ph. +65 6735 3333

The Elizabeth Hotel 24 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228518 Ph. +65 6738 1188

Pan Pacific Orchard 10 Claymore Road Singapore 229540 Ph. +65 6737 0811

Royal Plaza on Sco s 25 Sco s Road, Singapore 228220 Ph. +65 6737 7966

The Quincy Hotel 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517 Ph. +65 6738 5888

Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Ra es Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore 039595 Ph. +65 6336 8111

Santa Grand Hotel East Coast 171 East Coast Road Singapore 428877 Ph. +65 6298 8889

The Fullerton Bay Hotel 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 Ph. +65 6333 8388 E:

Park Regis Singapore 23 Merchant Road Singapore 058268 Ph. +65 6818 8888

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350 Ph. +65 6737 3644

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 Ph. +65 6733 8388 E:

Parkroyal on Beach Road 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591 Ph. +65 6505 5666

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970 Ph. +65 6275 0100

Parkroyal on Kitchener Road 181 Kitchener Road Singapore 208533 Ph. +65 6428 3000

Sheraton Towers Singapore 39 Sco s Road, Singapore 228230 Ph. +65 6737 6888

Parkroyal on Pickering 3 Upper Pickering Street Singapore 058289 Ph. +65 6809 8888

Siloso Beach Resort 51 Imbiah Walk, Sentosa Singapore 099538 Ph. +65 6722 3333 E:

Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel 5 Coleman Street Singapore 179805 Ph. +65 6337 2200

Singapore Marrio Hotel 320 Orchard Road Singapore 238865 Ph. +65 6735 5800 marrio .com/sindt

Ra es Hotel, Singapore 1 Beach Road Singapore 189673 Ph. +65 6337 1886 singapore-ra es.ra

Studio M Hotel 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910 Ph. +65 6808 8888

Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park 16 Ah Hood Road Singapore 329982 Ph. +65 6252 9500 Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore 9 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189559 Ph. +65 6336 0220 Resorts World at Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269 Ph. +65 6577 8888 Riverview Hotel Singapore 382 Havelock Road Singapore 169629 Ph. +65 6349 4888

Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore 20 Merchant Road Singapore 058281 Ph. +65 6337 2288 Swissotel The Stamford 2 Stamford Road Singapore 178882 Ph. +65 6338 8585 The Amoy 76 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048464 Ph. +65 6580 2888 The Duxton Hotel 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540 Ph. +65 6837 0114

The Gallery Hotel 1 Nanson Road @ Robertson Quay Singapore 238909 Ph. +65 6849 8686 The Quincy Hotel 22 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228517 Ph. +65 6738 5888 The Regent Singapore 1 Cuscaden Road Singapore 249715 Ph. +65 6733 8888

Singapore 189971 Ph. +65 6339 3939 Village Hotel Bugis 390 Victoria Street Singapore 188061 Ph. +65 6297 2828 Village Hotel Changi 1 Netheravon Road Singapore 508502 Ph. +65 6379 7111 Village Hotel Katong 25 Marine Parade Singapore 449536 Ph. +65 6344 2200 village-hotel-katong.aspx W Singapore - Sentosa Cove 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374 Ph. +65 6808 7288 Wanderlust Hotel No. 2 Dickson Road Singapore 209494 Ph. +65 6396 3322 York Hotel 21 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228516 Ph. +65 6737 0511

LOCAL BRANDS & DESIGNERS The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore 7 Ra es Avenue Singapore 039799 Ph. +65 6337 8888 es/ Singapore The Scarlet Hotel 33 Erskine Road Singapore 069333 Ph. +65 6511 3333 The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Singapore 099891 Ph. +65 6275 0331 The St. Regis Singapore 29 Tanglin Road Singapore 247911 Ph. +65 6506 6888 The Wes n Singapore 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2 Singapore 018961 Ph. +65 6922 6888 thewes Village Hotel Albert Court 180 Albert Street

AIJEK(Danelle Woo) Nana & Bird 59 Eng Hoon St #01-65 Eclec cism Paragon Shopping Centre #03-08 Ph. +65 9117 0430; +65 6235 5514 E: ANGELIA (Zen and Angela Tan) Orchard Central, #01-16 (Flagship) PARCO next NEXT, Millenia Walk Level 2 Ph. +65 6338 8246 E: AZIMUTH WATCH Co. (Alvin Lye & Christopher Long) Krasnaya, The Watch Gallery ION Orchard B3-03 Red Army Watches Millenia Walk, #01-78 Ph. +65 6509 8606; 6341 9007 BOUTIQUE (Ashley Isham) Bou que Orchard Central, #01-27 Flagship The Fullerton Hotel, #01-04 Ph. +65 6509 5408; +65 6536 4036 DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 111

BYSI (Tan Yiew Kiat, Susan Horn & Queeneste Er) Far East Plaza, #01-01/01 A/02 Suntec City Mall, #02-377/378 Ph. +65 6836 7715; +65 6336 2116 CARRIE K. (Carolyn Kan) (Atelier) 136 Bukit Timah Road (Stockist) TANGS Orchards, level 2 (Stockist) Front Row, Ra es Hotel Arcade Ph. +65 6735 4036 E: CHARLES & KEITH / PEDRO (Charles & Keith Wong) The Shoppes Marina Bay Sands, Basement 2 ION Orchard, Basement 3 Ph. +65 6488 2688 ; 6590 7800 (Pedro) E: CHOOYILIN (Choo Yilin) Amber Point, 1 Amber Road, #16-1 (Stockist) TANGS Orchards, level 2 Ph. +65 8571 9138 E: CODE DECO (Gauri Garodia) (Flagship) Code Deco at PACT Orchard Central, #02-22 (Stockist) Nana & Bird Tiong Bahru, 59 Eng Hoon St (Stockist) TANGS Orchard Level 2 Ph. +65 9117 0430 COUPE - COUSU (Alex Yeo & Xie Shangqian) Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, Level 3 Menswear Ph. +65 9008 9923 E: CLOTHESMITH (Leslie Tay) Triple One Somerset 111 Somerset #01-01 Ph. +65 6235 9767 E: CYC THE CUSTOM SHOP (Fong Long Fern) Ra es Hotel Arcade, #02-12 328 North Bridge Road Ph. +65 6336 3556 E: Dave Fine Jewellery (Dave Soh) (Flagship) Wheelock Place 501 Orchard Road #03-17A (Stockist) TANGS Orchard 310 Orchard Road Level 2 (Stockist) Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Level 1 Ph. +65 6836 5488

E: DEPRESSION (Andrew Loh & Kenny Lim) Cineleisure Orchard, #03-05A 8 Grange Road Ph. +65 9889 2179 E:; DZOJCHEN (Chelsea Sco - Blackhall) CODA Co., Sco s Square, #02-03 Ph. +65 9617 7157 E: EDGE OF EMBER (Lyne e Ong) (Stockist) Nana & Bird 79 Chay Yan Street, #01-02 (Stockist) What Women Want Mandarin Gallery, #02-02 (Showroom) 115 Amoy Street, #04-00 Ph. +65 9117 0430 E: ED ET AL (Edwin Neo) Fi yfive, 55B Boat Quay, Level 3 Ph. +65 9227 4728 E: EDYPOI (Leroy Xavier Zhong) Swagger, 15 Ann Siang Road Ph. +65 9834 7680; 6223 5880 E: ELOHIM (Sabrina Goh) (Flagship) Orchard Central, #02 - 11 / 12 (Retail) TANGS Orchard, level 2 & Isetan Sco s Level 2 Ph. +65 6634 2201; 6737 5500 ETHAN (Ethan Koh) Malmaison by The Hour Glass Ph. +65 6884 8484 E: Knightsbridge 270 Orchard Road, #01-01 Ph. +65 6884 8484 E: FINESPUN CLOTHIERS (Caroline Yak) 28 Ann Siang Road (Inside The Club Hotel) Ph. +65 6225 6016 E: FOUNDATION JEWELLERS (Kwan Thim Fa & Kwan Thim Kiong) Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, #01-03/04/05 Ph. +65 6732 6141


FREDERIC SAI (Frederic Sai) Cineleisure Orchard, #03-04B 8 Grange Road Ph. +65 6887 5408 FRONT ROW Ra es Hotel Arcade, #02-08 328 North Bridge Road Ph. +65 6224 5501 E: GG<5 (Monique Seow) Ra es City Shopping Centre #03-28 313 @Somerset, #B2-12/13 Ph. +65 6338 3688; 6735 2289 HANSEL (Jo Soh) (Flagship) Mandarin Gallery #02-14 Ph. +65 6836 5367; 6737 5500 E: IN GOOD COMPANY (Sven Tan & Kane Tan) (Stockist) Front Row Ra es Hotel Arcade, #02-09 (Stockist) TANGS Orchard, Level 2 Ph. +65 6475 0298 (Press/Media) E: K BY KEVIN SEAH (Kevin Seah) Fi yfive, 55B Boat Quay, Level 3 Ph. +65 8189 2150 E: KWANPEN (Kwan Pen) ION Orchard #03-17 Ph. +65 6238 0223; 6688 7922 LEE HWA (Jewellery) ION Orchard, #B2-58 Suntec City, #01-317/318 Ph. +65 6509 8820; 6884 5319 E: LING WU (Goh Ling Ling) (Studio) 129 Tyrwhi Road Ph. +65 9696 3118 E: MAE PANG (Pang Ai Mei) Actually …, 313 @Somerset, #04-06 Ph. +65 6223 4804 MARILYN TAN JEWELLERY (Marilyn Tan) (Atelier) Tiong Bahru Block 59 Eng Hoon Street, #01-71 Front Row, Ra es Hotel Arcade, #02-08/09 TANGS Departmental Store, 310 Orchard Road Ph. +65 6222 4736 E:

MAX TAN (Max Tan) (Stockist) Egg3 33 Erskine Road, #01-10/11/12 (Stockist) Hook & Union Orchard Central, #02-24/25 Ph. +65 6536 6977 E: M)PHOSIS (Colin Koh) ION Orchard, #B3-65 Ngee Ann City, #B1-52 Ph. +65 6509 1017; 6737 2190 MU (Alfie Leong) Bugis Junc on, 01-48/49 The Centrepoint Robinsons, Level 3 Ph. +65 6337 7505 NANKAI Takashimaya S.C Ngee Ann city, #05-27A Singapore Flyer #02-10 Ph. +65 6235 4068; 6338 8985 NICHOLAS (Nic Wong) nicholas MARINA SQUARE 6 ra es boulevard, Unit 02-323, Marina Square, Singapore 039594 Ph. +65 6337 3726 ONG SHUNMUGAM (Priscilla Shunmugam) Hong Leong Building B1-36 16 Ra es Quay Ph. +65 6223 4804 E: PAULINE.NING (Pauline Lim) (Studio Showroom) Parco Millenia Walk #P2-21 (Stockist) Robinsons Jurong East Mall (JEM) (Stockist) MU Singapore Bugis Junc on, #01-48/49 Ph. +65 6336 5380 E: RAOUL (Douglas & Odile Benjamin) Paragon Shopping Centre, #02-49 The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, #B2-17 Ph. +65 6737 0682; 6509 4296 E: douglas.benjamin@ RECKLESS ERICKA (A on Chen, Louis Koh & Ruth Marbun) Orchard Central, #02-08/09 Ph. +65 6338 8246 SARA TASEER FINE JEWELLERY (Sara Taseer) Hilton Hotel Shopping Gallery, #02-15, 581 Orchard Road Ph. +65 6235 8860 E:

SATURDAY (Nic Wong) (Flagship) Wheelock Place, B2-04 TANGS Orchard Level 2 Ph. +65 6887 3860; 6303 8688 SOO KEE JEWELLERY (Flagship) The Shoppes Marina Bay Sands, B2-235 ION Orchard, #B2-66 Ph. +65 6509 8533 E: STOLEN (Elyn Wong) Nana and Bird 79 Chay Yan Street #01-02 Hide and Seek 71 Bussorah Street Ph. +65 9117 0430; 6222 2825 SURRENDER Ra es Hotel Arcade, #02-31 328 North Bridge Road Ph. +65 6733 2130 SWAGGER (Stan Lee) 15 Ann Siang Road Ph. +65 6223 5880 VANDA FINE CLOTHING (Gerald Shen & Diana Chan) (Atelier) Block 1014 Geylang East Ave 3, #02-218 Ph. +65 6842 2124 WOMB (K.Mi Huang) (Flagship) ION Orchard, #B3-37 Ra ess City Shopping Centre, #03-26 Ph. +65 6509 8128; 6338 9011 www.facebook/wombsingapore ZARDOZE Robinsons Orchard level 2 Robinsons Ra es City, level 2 Ph. +65 6532 3262

MALLS 313@somerset 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895 Bugis Junc on 200 Victoria St, Singapore 188021 Ph. +65 6557 6557 bugisjunc Centre Point 176 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238843 City Square Mall 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539 Delfi Orchard 402 Orchard Road, Singapore 238876

Far East Shopping Centre 545 Orchard Road Singapore 238882 Fes veWalk™ at Resorts World™ Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269 Funan Digitalife Mall 109 North Bridge Road Singapore 179097 Golden Mile Complex Golden Mile Complex 5001 Beach Road Singapore 199588 ION Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 Ph. +65 6238 8228 Joo Chiat Complex 1 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 420001 Knightsbridge 270 Orchard Road Singapore 238857 Ph. +65 6593 6999 Mandarin Gallery 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897 Ph. +65 6831 6363 Marina Square 6 Ra es Boulevard Singapore 039594 Ph. +65 6339 8787 Milenia Walk 9 Ra es Boulevard Singapore 039596 Ph. +65 6883 1122 Mustafa Centre 145 Syed Alwi Road Singapore 207704 Ph. +65-6295 5855 Ngee Ann City 391 Orchard Road Singapore 238872 Ph. +65 6506 0460 Orchard Central 181 Orchard Road Singapore 238896 Ph. +65 6238 1051

Paragon 290 Orchard Road Singapore 238859 Ph. +65 6738 5535 Park Mall 9 Penang Rd, Singapore 238459 Ph. +65 6908 0320 / 6908 0324 Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road Singapore 238839 Ph. +65 6332 9248 Ra es City Shopping Centre 252 North Bridge Road Singapore 179101 Ph. +65 6318 0238 ra Sco s Square 6 Sco s Road, Singapore 228209 Ph. +65 6235 0575 sco Suntec City Mall 5 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038985 Tanglin Shopping Centre 19 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247909 Ph. +65 6373 0849 TANGS Orchard 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 38864 Ph. +65 6737 5500 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands® 2 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018972 VivoCity 1 HarbourFront Walk Singapore 098585 Ph. +65 6377 6860 Wisma Atria Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd Singapore 238877 Ph. +65 6235 8177 Changi Airport Singapore Airport Boulevard, Singapore Terminal 1: 819642, Terminal 2: 819643, Terminal 3: 819663 Ph. +65 6595 6868 E:

RESTAURANTS Palais Renaissance 390 Orchard Road Singapore 238871 Ph. +65 6737 6992

Ph. +65 6221 4468 Match Restaurant & Lounge 1/F Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Ra es Blvd Ph. +65 6337 0800 SALTA #01-56/57 Icon Village 12 Gopeng Street Ph. +65 6225 8443 Sugarhall 102 Amoy Street Ph. +65 6222 9102 The Market Grill 208 Telor Ayer Street Ph. +65 6221 3323 ARAB Café Le Caire 39 Arab street, Singapore 199736 Ph. +65 6292 0979 E: ARGENTINEAN BOCHINCHE #02-01 22 Mar n Road T: +65 6235 4990 ASIAN 328 Katong Laksa 51/53 East Coast Road 216/218 East Coast Road Singapore 428770 101 Thomson Road United Square, #01-K1 Singapore 307591 1 Queensway, Queensway Shopping Centre #01-60, Singapore 149053 A.T.O.S (Asian Tapas On Sco s) 25 Sco s Rd, Singapore 228220 Ph. +65 6589 7799 E. Bamboo Bar 3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Singapore 179020 Ph. +65 6557 6268 Candlenut #01-03 Dorse Residences 331 New Bridge Road Ph. +65 8121 4107

AMERICAN Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House 20 Gemmill Lane

Chopsuey Café Block 10, Dempsey Road, #01-23 Singapore 247700 DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 113

Ph. +65 9224 6611 Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant 391 Orchard Road, #04-19 Takashimaya, Shopping Centre Singapore 238872 Ph. +65 6735 2388

LIME 3 Upper Pickering ST, Parkroyal On Pickering, Singapore Ph. +65 6809 8899 Morsels 35 Mayo Street Ph. +65 6396 6302

Cuisine Master Hotpot 68 Boat Quay Ph. +65 6438 9979

NOSH 9 Rochester Park Ph. +65 6779 4644

Golden Peony 2 Temasek Blvd, Conrad Centennial Hotel Level 3, Singapore Ph. +65 6432 7482

Old Hong Kong Legend 252 North Bridge Road #02-18 Ra es City Shopping Centre Singapore Ph. +65 6336 3038

Hai Tien Lo 7 Ra es Blvd, Singapore Ph. +65 6826 8240 Hua Ting Restaurant 442 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238879 Ph. +65 6739 6666 E: hua Immigrants The Singapore Gastrobar 467 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427678 Ph. +65 8511 7322 E: Imperial Treasure (Super Peking Duck) 290 Orchard Rd, #05-42 Paragon Singapore Ph. +65 6732 7838

Park Palace 10 Coleman ST, Singapore Ph. +65 6432 5543 PIDGIN KITCHEN & BAR #01-04 7 Dempsey Road Ph. +65 6475 0080 Shin Yeh 177 River Valley RD #02-19 Liang Court SC, Singapore Ph. +65 6338 7337 Si Chuan Dou Hua @top of UOB Plaza 80 Ra es Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1 Singapore Ph. +65 6535 6006

Ph. +65 6222 3928 The Cli ord Pier The Fullerton Bay Hotel 80 Collyer Quay Ph. +65 6597 5266 The Halia Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Garden, 1 Clunny Road Ph. +65 8444 1148 The Song of India 33 Sco s Road Singapore 228226 Ph. +65 6836 0055 Tian Tian Chicken Rice Maxwell Branch Stall No. 10 & 11 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184 Ph. +65 9691 4852 Joo Chiat Branch 443 Joo Chiat, Singapore 427656 Ph. +65 6345 9443 Simpang Bedok Branch 12 Jalan Pari Burong Singapore 488678 Ph. +65 6448 0120 E: enquiries@ an an Tunglok Heen 26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Hotel Michael, Lobby Level #02-142/143, Singapore Ph. +65 6884 7888 Tunglok Signatures 11 Tanglin RD, #02-18 Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore Ph. +65 6834 0660

Imperial Treasure (Teochew Cuisine) 391 Orchard RD, #04-20A Ngee Ann City, Singapore Ph. +65 6736 2118

Straits Kitchen 10 Sco s RD, Grand Hya Singapore Singapore 228211 Ph. +65 6738 1234 singapore.grand.hya

Imperial Treasure ( Noodle & Conee House) 100 Tras ST, #02-10 100 AM, Singapore Ph. +65 6543 6668

Summer Palace 1 Cuscaden RD LVL 3 Regent Singapore Ph. +65 6725 3288

Violet Oon’s Kitchen 881 Bukit Timah Road Ph. +65 6468 5430

Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine #04-22 Ngee Ann City 391 Orchard Road Ph. +65 6836 6909

Summer Pavilion 7 Ra es Ave Singapore Ph. +65 6434 5286

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant 76 Bras Basah Road, Level 2 Carlton Hotel, Singapore Ph. +65 6311 8188/9

JIANG-NAN CHUN Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Blvd Ph. +65 6831 7220

Szechuan Court 80 Bras Basah RD, LVL 3 Fairmont S’pore Singapore Ph. +65 6431 6156

Yan Ting - Fine Cantonese Cuisine The St. Regis Singapore Level 1U, 29 Tanglin Road Singapore 247911 Ph. +65 6506 6887 E: yan yan

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant 39 Sco s Road, Singapore 228230 Ph. +65 6839 5623

The Blue Ginger Restaurant 97 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088518


Tunglok Xihe Peking Duck 200 Turf Club RD, #01-23/26 The Grandstand, Singapore Ph. +65 6466 3363


Broth 21 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089604 Ph. +65 6323 3353 Osia Sentosa Gateway, Singapore Ph. +65 6577 6688 Salt Grill & Sky Bar 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #5501 & #56-01, Singapore 238801 Ph. +65 6592 5118 BRAZILIAN Brazil Churrasco 14/16 Sixth Ave Singapore 276476 Ph. +65 6463 1923 CHINESE Cassia 1 The Knolls Capella S’pore 3/L, Singapore 098297 Ph. +65 6591 5045 Cherry Garden 5 Ra es Ave, Marina Square Singapore 039797 Ph. +65 6338 0066; 6885 3500 fine-dining/cherry-garden Crystal Jade Dining In 1 Harbour Front Walk, #01-112 VivoCity, Singapore 098585 Ph. +65 6278 5626 Crystal Jade Golden Palace 290 Orcard Road, #05-2 Paragon, Singapore 238859 Ph. +65 6734 6866 Crystal Jade Jiang Nan 1 Harbour Front Walk, #01-52 VivoCity, Singapore 098585 Ph. +65 6221 1830 Crystal Jade Kitchen 2 Lorong Mambong Ph. +65 6469 0300 Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 391 Orchard Road, #04-19 Takashimaya Shopping Centre Singapore 238872 Ph. +65 6238 1661 Crystal Jade Palace 391 Orchard Road, #04-19 Takashimaya Shopping Centre Singapore 238872 Ph. +65 6735 2388

Crystal Jade Premium 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove #01-01 One 15 Marina Club, Singapore 098497 Ph. +65 6305 6998

Peony Jade (clarke Quay) 3A River Valley RD #02-02 Clarke Quay Singapore Ph. +65 6338 0305

Crystal Jade Pris ne 6 Sco s Road, #03-04 Sco s Square Singapore 228209 Ph. +65 6636 1836

Shang Palace 22 Orange Grove Road Singapore Ph. +65 6213 4473

Din Tai Fung 290 Orchard Road, # B1-03 Paragon Singapore 238859 Ph. +65 6836 8336

Shisen Hanten 35/F, Orchard Wing Mandarin Orchard Singapore 333 Orchard Road Ph. +65 6831 6262

Hai Di Lao #02-04 Clarke Quay 3D River Valley Road Ph. +65 6337 8626

Silkroad 165 Tanjong Pagar RD Level 2 Amara Singapore Ph. +65 6227 3848

Lei Garden Restaurant 30 Victoria ST, #01-24 Chijmes Singapore Ph. +65 6339 3822

Tong Le Private Dining 60 Collyer Quay, LVL 4& 5 Oue Tower, Singapore Ph. +65 6634 3233

GRUB 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Ph. +65 6459 5743

Majes c Restaurant New Majes c Hotel 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore 089845 Ph. +65 6511 4718 E: restaurant@newmajes restaurantmajes

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 3/F Singhapore Marriot Hotel 320 Orchard Road Ph. +65 6831 4605

Lawry’s The Prime Rib #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road Ph. +65 6836 3333


Man Fu Yuan Restaurant 80 Middle Road Singapore 188966 Ph. +65 6338 7600

&Made*** #01-04/05/06 Pacific Plaza 9 Sco s Road Ph. +65 6690 7566

LeVel 33 8 Marina Blvd, #33-01, MBFC Tower 1, Singapore 018981 Ph. +65 6834 3133

Min Jiang 22 Sco s Road Goodwood Park Hotel Ph. +65 6730 1704 Min Jiang At One-North 5 Rochester Park, Singapore Ph. +65 6774 0122 Peach Blossoms 6 Ra es Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594 Ph. +65 6845 1118 E: Peach Garden 65 Chulia ST, #33-01 OCBC Centre, Singapore Ph. +65 6535 7833 401 Havelock RD, LVL 3 Hotel Miramar, Singapore Ph. +65 6736 3833 301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-88 Thomson Plaza, Singapore Ph. +65 6451 3233

7 Adam 7 Adam Park, Singapore 289926 Ph. +65 6467 0777 Bar & Billiard Room 1 Beach Road Singapore 189673 Ph. +65 6337 1886 ra Bitro Soori 2 Teck Lim Road Ph. +65 6438 3802 Broadcast HQ 109 Rowell Road Singapore 208031 Ph. +65 6292 4405 Corner House E J H Corner House Botanic Gardens 1 Clunny Road Ph. +65 6469 1000

Enoteca L’Opere a 78 Boat Qua, Singapore 049866 Ph. +65 6438 2482 opere Esquina 16 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089267 Ph. +65 6222 1616 E: Fordham & Grand 43 Craig Rd Ph. +65 6221 3088 FORTNIGHT 78 Horne Road Ph. +65 9004 7827 Gordon Grill 22 Sco s Road, Singapore 228221 Ph. +65 6737 7411

Open Door Policy 19 Yong Siak Street Ph. +65 6221 9307 Pollen Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay 18 Marina Garden Drive #01-09 Singapore 018953 Ph. +65 6604 9988 E: Restaurant Ember G/F Hotel 1929 50 Keong Saik Road Ph. +65 6347 1928 Shoebox Canteen 36 North Canal Road Ph. +65 9296 4836 Skirt W Singapore Sentosa Cove 21 Ocean Way (Sentosa Cove) Ph. +65 6808 7278 Stellar at 1-Al tude 62/F One Ra es Place

1 Ra es Place Ph. +65 6438 0410 1-al Symmetry #01-01 9 Jalan Kubor Ph. +65 6291 9901 The Black Swan 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704 Ph. +65 8181 3305 The Cli 2 Bukit Mnais Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891 Ph. +65 6371 1425 thecli .sg The Disgruntled Chef 26B Dempsey Road Ph. +65 6476 5305 The White Rabbit 39C Harding Road Ph. +65 6473 9965 FRENCH Balzac Bar & Brasserie 9 Brass Besah Road, #01-01 Rendezvous Gallery, Singapore 189559 Ph. +65 6336 0797 Bar-RoQue Grill #01-00 Amara Hotel 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Ph. +65 6444 9672 Bistro Du Vin 1 Sco s Road, Shaw Centre, #02-12 Singapore 228208 Ph. +65 6733 7763 Bistro Pe t Salut #01-54, 44 Jalan Merah Saga Singapore 278116 Ph. +65 6474 9788 aupe Brasserie Gavroche 66 Tras St. Singapore 079005 Ph. +65 6225 8266 Brasserie Les Saveurs 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911 Ph. +65 6506 6860 Cli ord 80 Collyer Quay The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore 049326 Ph. +65 6597 5288 ord-pier DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 115

Coco e 1/F Wanderlust, 2 Dickson Road Ph. +65 6298 1188 restaurantcoco

Les Bouchons 7 Anne Siang Road Ph. +65 6423 0737

Gayatri Restaurant 122 Race Course Road Ph. +65 6291 1011

DB Bistro Moderne 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay, Singapore 018972 Ph. +65 6688 8525

Lewin Terrace Fort Canning Park 21 Lewin Terrace Ph. +65 6333 9905

Muthu’s Curry 54-58 Race Course Rd

Entre - Nous Creperie #01-01 27 Seat Street Ph. +65 6333 4671 Fleur De Sel #01-1 64 Tras Street Ph. +65 6222 6861 Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine 36 Purvis Street #01-03 Singapore 188613 Ph. +65 9010 3075 JAAN Level 70, Equinox Complex Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882 Ph. +65 6837 3322 E: reserva Joël Robuchon Restaurant 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts world Sentosa, L1 Hotel Michael, Singapore Ph. +65 6577 6688; 6577 7888 E:; L’Angelus 85 Club Street, Singapore 069453 Ph. +65 6225 6897 L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon Resort World Sentosa, Hotel Michael 8 Sentosa Gateway T: +65 6577 6688 L’entrecote 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore Ph. +65 6690 7561 La Can ne By Bruno Menard 8 Marina View #01-01 Asia Square Tower 1 Singapore Ph. +65 6690 7567 lacan Le Bistrot du Sommelier 53 Armenian Street Ph. +65 6333 1982 Le Comptoir 79 Circular Road Singapore 049433 Ph. +65 6534 7645

Nicolas Le Restaurant 10 Teck Lim Road Ph. +65 6224 2404

Mustard 32 Race Course Road, Singapore- 218552 Ph. +65 62978422 E:

O Ba gnolles 2 Gemmill Lane Ph. +65 6438 3913 oba

PIND Balluchi Bar & Grill #01-15 3B River Valley Road Ph. +65 6337 7350

OCF #02-02 The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane Ph. +65 6333 9312

Rang Mahal 7 Ra es BLVD, Level3 Pan Pacific Singapore 039594 Ph. +65 6333 1788

Saveur #01-04 5 Purvis St Ph. +65 6333 3121

SAHA Signature Indian Restaurant 9A Duxton Hill Ph. +65 6223 7321

Toots Brasserie The Sultan Hotel 101 Jalan Sultan #01-01 Singapore 199002 Ph. +65 6723 7117

Samy’s Curry 25 Dempsey Road Ph. +65 6472 2080

Vineyard 33 Hyderabad Road #02-02 Hort Park Singapore 119578 Ph. +65 6479 7977 GERMAN Magma German Wine Bistro + Shop Chinatown 2-4 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore 089816 Ph. +65 6221 0634; 9222 1899 E: reserva

Shahi Maharani 252 North Bridge RD, #03-21B Ra es City SC, Singapore Ph. +65 6235 8840 Tandoor #B1/F Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre 11 Cavenagh Road Ph. +65 6733 8333 Yantra 163 Tanglin Road, #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall, Singapore Ph. +65 6836 3088



BLU KOUZINA 893 Bukit Timah Road Ph. +65 6875 0872

Ayam Penyet Ria Restaurant Lucky Plaza #01-45, #04-25, 304 Orchard Road, Singapore 238863 Ph.+65 6235 6390; 6235 7385 Far East Plaza #05-22, 14 Sco s Road Singapore 228213 Ph.+65 6733 4336 #B1-06, 1 Jurong West Central 2 Singapore 648886 Ph.+65 6794 3015 Bedok Mall 311, New Upper Changi Road #01-71/72 Singapore 467360 Ph.+65 6441 0025

INDIAN Banana Leaf Apolo 54 Race Course Road Ph. +65 6293 8682 Earl of Hindh 31 Ocean Way, 01-16 Quayside Aisle Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375 Ph. +65 6681 6694


Cumi Bali Indonesian Restaurant 66 Tanjong Pagar Road

Singapore 088487 Ph.+65 6220 6619; 9385 2116 Djanoer Koening 191 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427462 Ph.+65 6440 0774 TrueJavaneseCuisine Garuda Padang Cuisine VivoCity #B2-28 1 Harbourfront Walk Ph.+65 6376 9595 Indo Chili 54 Zion Road, Singapore Ph. +65 6445 1766 E: Indo Padang 2 Handy Road, #B1-19 Singapore 229233 Ph. +65 6732 1679 Kar ka Jaya Indonesian Food 31 E Coast Road, Singapore 428752 Ph.+65 6344 0211 Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant Furama Riverfront Singapore 405 Havelock Road Singapore 169633 Ph.+65 6739 6463 Pagi Sore Far East Square Outlet 405 Havelock Road 88 / 90 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048470 Ph. +65 6225 6002 Rumah Makan Minang 18 & 18A Kandahar St Singapore 198884 Ph.+65 6294 4805 Tambuah Mas Tanglin Shopping Centre 19 Tanglin Road #04-10/13 Singapore 247909 Ph.+65 6733 3333 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #B1-44 Singapore 238859 Ph.+65 6733 2220 The Rice Table 360 Orchard Road, #02-09/10 Interna onal Building Singapore 238869 Ph. +65 6835 3782; 6835 3783 The Moluccas Room The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands 2 Bayfront Avenue L1-81 Singapore 018972 Ph.+65 6688 7367 E:

Warung Lele 8 Shenton Way #01-16/19 AXA Tower, Singapore 068811 Ph. +65 6423 1553 E: INTERNATIONAL 10 at Claymore 10 C Claymore Road, Singapore 229540 Ph. +65 6831 6686 dining/10-at-claymore A For Arbite #01-01 28 Aliwal Street Ph. +65 8321 2252 Aquamarine Level 4 Marina Mandarin Singapore 6 Ra es Boulevard, Singapore 039594 Ph. +65 6845 1111/2 Bacchanalia Singapore 23A Coleman Street, Singapore 179806 Ph. +65 6509 1453 E: reserva BARstop 56 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Post O ce #81-02 Ph. +65 6834 1128 Bar ni Kitchen 29 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069624 Ph. +65 6220 0629 E: info@bar bar Bar ni Keong Saik 21 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089128 Ph. +65 6223 1334 E: info@bar Bed Rock 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced suites Orchard, Singapore 238163 Ph. +65 6238 0054 Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse 25 Mohd Sultan Road, Singapore 238969 Ph. +65 6735 6739 Burnt Ends 20 Teck Lim Road Ph. +65 6224 3933 Café Mosaic 76 Bras Basah Road, Carlton Hotel Singapore 189558 Ph. +65 6311 8195

Carlton Hotel Singapore 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558 Ph. +65 6311 8195 Carousel 25 Sco s Road, Royal Plaza on Sco s Singapore 228220 Ph. +65 6589 7799 carouselbu Charlie’s Tapas. Grill & Bar 32 Boat Quay, Singapore 049812 Ph. +65 6533 5880 E: CM - PB (Contemporary Mel ngPot & Bar) Block 7, Unit 01-05, Dempsey Road Singapore 249671 Ph. +65 6475 0105 Cook & Brew 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2 Level 33, Singapore 018961 Ph. +65 6922 6948 E: cookandbrew.singapore@wes thewes cookandbrew Cut 2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-71, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018792 Ph. +65 6688 8517 DIBS 51 Duxton Road Ph. +65 6223 3784 Disgruntled Chef 26B Dempsey Road, Singapore 247693 Ph. +65 6476 5305 E: East 8 10 Coleman Street #01-21/22 Grand Park Hotel City Hall Singapore 179809 Ph. +65 6338 8289 E: Eat@East-8.Com EDGE 3/F Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Ra es Blvd Ph. +65 6826 8240 Equinox Restaurant 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882 Ph. +65 6338 8585 E: Fat Cow 1 Orchard Boulevard #01-01 Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649 Ph. +65 6735 0308

Fern & Kiwi 3C River Valley Road #01-02/03 The Cannery Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024 Ph. +65 6336 2271; 6336 1213 E: Flutes The Na onal Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 Ph. +65 6338 8770 E: House 8D Dempsey Rd Ph. +65 6475 7787 Iggy’s The Hilton Hotel 581 Orchard Road Level 3 Singapore 238883 Ph. +65 6732 2234 E: Indocafe The White House 35 Sco s Road Singapore 228227 Ph. +65 6733 2656 E: Jones The Grocer 2 Orchard Turn, #04-14 Singapore, 238801 Ph. +65 6884 5597 E: Jones The Grocer 333a Orchard Road Level 4 #21-23 Mandarin Gallery Singapore, 238897 Ph. +65 6836 6372 E: Kilo #02-01, 66 Kampong Bugis Singapore 338987 Ph. +65 6467 3987 Kuriya Dining #01-28 Great World City 1 Kim Seng Promenade Singapore 237994 Ph. +65 6736 0888 E: La Nonna 26 Lorong Mambong Ph. +65 6468 1982 La Nonna 76 Namly Place Ph. +65 6762 1587 La Strada Ristorante 1 Sco s Road, #02-10 Shaw Centre

Singapore 228208 Ph. +65 6737 2622 Les Amis 1 Sco s Road, #02-16 Shaw Centre Singapore 228208 Ph. +65 6733 2225 E: Lime House 2 Jiak Chuan Road Ph. +65 6222 3130 Lolla 22 Ann Siang Road Ph. +65 6423 1228 Long Bar Steakhouse 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673 Ph. +65 6337 1886 ra The Macallan 8 Marina View Asia Square Tower 1 Level 41-01 Singapore 018960 Ph. +65 6653 2000 Marmalade at the Stables 55 Fairways Drive Ph. +65 6467 7748 ME@OUE 19/F OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay Ph. +65 6634 4555 Mezza 9 10 Sco s Road, Grand Hya Singapore Hotel, Singapore 228211 Ph. +65 6732 1234 singapore.grand.hya MOOSEHEAD 110 Telok Ayer Street Ph. +65 6636 8055 Morton’s Of Chicago Mandarin Oriental Singapore Fourth Storey, 5 Ra es Avenue Marina Square, Singapore Ph. +65 6339 3740 Nassim Hill 56 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Post O ce #01-03 Ph. +65 6835 1128 Ocean Restaurant By Cat Cora 8 Sentosa Gateway Sea Aquarium Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Ph. +65 6577 6688 Open Door Policy 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650 Ph. +65 6221 9307 DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 117

E: Original Sin Blk 43 #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115 Ph. +65 6475 5605 E: Osteria Mozza #B1-42/46 10 Bayfront Ave Ph. +65 6688 8522 The Pelican 1 Fullerton Road, #01-01 one Fullerton Ph. +65 6438 0400 Pluck 90 Club Street, Singapore, 069548 Ph. +65 6225 8286 E: Potato Head Folk 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143 Ph. +65 6327 1939 E: wordup@p p Praelum Wine Bistro 4 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089590 Ph. +65 6238 5287

SALT Grill & Sky Bar 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #55-01 & #56-01, Singapore 238801 Ph. +65 6592 5118 Senso Restaurant & Bar 21 Club Street Ph. +65 6224 3534

SKY ON 57 Sands SkyPark, Tower 1, Level 57 Ph. +65 6688 8857 The Dining Room 39 Sco s Road, Sheraton Towers, Singapore 228230 Ph. +65 6839 5621 The Knolls 1 The Knolls Sentosa Island, Singapore Ph. +65 6591 5046 The Line 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore Ph. +65 6213 4275 The Royal Mall Restaurant 2 Finlayson Green, Asco Ra es Place, Singapore 049247 Ph. +65 6509 3589

PS.Cafe 28B Harding Rd Ph. +65 9070 8782

The Wallich Grill Bar Lounge Anson House, 72 Anson Road Ph. +65 6438 3151

Punjab Grill By Jiggs Kalra 2 Bayfront Ave, B1-01a The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sandds, Singapore Ph. +65 6688 7395

Tippling Club 38 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088461 Ph. +65 6475 2217

Restaurant Labyrinth 5 Neil Road Ph. +65 6223 4098 Saint Pierre 31 Ocean Way, #01-15, Singapore Ph. +65 6438 0887

Wooloomooloo Steak House 2 Stamford ROad, Level 3 Swissotel Stamford, Singapore Ph. +65 6338 0261 ITALIAN

Social Haus 11 Yong Siak Street Singapore 168646 Ph. +65 6557 0286 E:;

PrivĂŠ Marina at Keppel Bay No. 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382 Ph. +65 6776 0777 E:

Restaurant Andre 41 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore 089855 Ph. +65 6534 8880

Wild Rocket 10a Upper Wilkie Rd Ph. +65 6339 9448

Town Restaurant 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Singapore Ph. +65 6877 8128 Triple Three 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 Ph. +65 6831 6271 Waku Ghin L2-02, Atrium 2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Same level as Imperial Treasure restaurant Ph. +65 6688 8507


Basilico 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2 Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715 Ph. +65 6725 3232/3 Cuisine/Basilico Buona Terra 29 sco s Road, Singapore 228224 Ph. +65 6733 0209 sco html Burlamacco Ristorante 77 Amoy ST, Singapore 069896 Ph. +65 6220 1763 Ca e B 2 Bayfront Ave #B1-15 & #101-83 Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018792 Ph. +65 6887 3311 Da Laura 47 Neil Road, Singapore 0888272 Ph. +65 6224 8251 Domvs, The Italian Restaurant 39 Sco s Road, Singapore 228230 Ph. +65 6737 6888 Extra Virgin Pizza Asia Square, Tower 1 8 Marina View, #01-04 Singapore 018960 Ph. +65 6247 5757 E: Extra Virgin Pizza United Square 101 Thomson Road #01-14 United Square Shopping Centre Singapore 307591 Fra ni La Tra oria 10 Greenwood Avenue Hillcrest Park Singapore 289201 Ph. +65 64682868 E: info@fra nilatra fra nilatra Forlino 1 Fullerton Rd #02-06 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213 Ph. +65 +65 6690 7564

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar 36 Purvis Street #01-02 Singapore 188613 Ph. +65 6837 1468 E: Ga opardo 34/36 Tras Street, Singapore 079026 Ph. +65 6338 5498; 9325 8843 E: reserva ons@ga ga Il Lido 27 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore 099892 Ph. +65 6866 1977 il Cielo 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883 Ph. +65 6730 3395 In Italy Bar Ristorante 38 Craig Road, Singapore 089676 Ph. +65 6423 0918 E: reserva Jamie’s Italian #01-165-167 VivoCity 1 Harbourfront Walk Ph. +65 6733 5500 La Brezza The St. Regis Singapore Level Two, 29 Tanglin Road Singapore Ph. +65 6506.6884 E: The Light House Restaurant & Roo op Bar 1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178 Ph. +65 6733 8388 No Restaurant & Bar 54 Club St Singapore 069431 Ph. +65 6222 0089 asia O o Locanda 32 Maxwell Road #01-03 Singapore 069115 Ph. +65 6224 0978 o O o Ristorante 28 Maxwell RD #01-02 Red Dot Tra c BLDG Singapore Ph. +65 6227 6819 o Pepenero 14 Stanley Street Ph. +65 6222 5808 Pon ni Restaurant 392 Havelock Road

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore Ph. +65 6733 0880 Prego 80 Bras Basah Road LVL 1 Fairmonth S’pore Singapore 189560 Ph. +65 6431 6156 dining/prego Senso Ristorante & Bar 21 Club Street Singapore 069410 Ph. +65 6224 3534 E: reserva Sopra Cucina & Bar #01-02 Pan Pacific Orchard 10 Claymore Road Ph. +65 6737 3253 Tra oria Nonna Lina 61 Cantonment Road Ph. +65 6222 0930 Za erano Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315 Ph. +65 6509 1488 E: info@za za JAPANESE BINCHO #01-19 78 Moh Guan Terrace Ph. +65 6438 4567 Choubei Japanese Restaurant 1 Netheravon Road, #01-03 Changi Village Hotel, Singapore 508502 Ph. +65 6542 6881 IKYU 5 Yong Siak Street Ph. +65 9663 2003 Ippudo SG @ Mandarin Gallery 333A Orchard Road, #04-02/03/04Mandarin Gallery Singapore 238897 Ph. +65 6235 2797 Ippudo SG @ Mohamed Sultan 207 River Valley Road #01-55/56 UE Square Singapore 238275 Ph. +65 6887 5315 Ippudo Ramen Express 12 Marina View, #02-01 Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961 Ph. +65 6844 9952

Ippudo SG @ Westgate 3 Gateway Drive, #03-03 Westgate Singapore 608532 Ph. +65 6465 9308 Japanese BBQ Yakiniku Yazawa #01-01 Robertson Walk 1 Unity Street Ph. +65 6235 2941 Han 331 North Bridge Road, #01-04, Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720 Ph. +65 6336 2466 E: Hanayoshi 21 Duxton Road, Singapore 089487 Ph. +65 6225 5567 Hashida Sushi #02-37 Mandarin Gallery 333A Orchard Road, Singapore Ph. +65 6733 2114 Hide Yamamoto 10 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Casino #02-25 Singapore 018956 Ph. +65 6688 7098 Ito-Kacho #04-08 333A Orchard Road Ph. +65 6836 0111 Izy 27 Club Street Ph. +65 6220 3327 Keyaki 7 Ra es Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore #04-00 Singapore 039595 Ph. +65 6826 8240 dining/keyaki.html Kinki 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323 Ph. +65 6533 3471

Ph. +65 6431 6156 Satsuma Shochu Dining Bar 1 Nanson RD, #01-10/#02-10 Gallery Hotel, Singapore 238909 Ph. +65 6235 3565 Shinji By Kanesaka 1 Beach Road, Ra es Hotel #02-20 Singapore 188719 Ph. +65 6338 6131 Shinji By Kanesaka 29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Floor The St. Regis Singapore Singapore 247911 Ph. +65 6884 8239

Long Beach 1018 East Coast Parkway Ph. +65 6445 8833 Long Beach Dempsey 25 Dempsey road Singapore 249670 Ph. +65 6323 2222 Long Beach KING Next to Kallang Park KFC/ McDonald’s (along Mountba en Road/ Old Airport Junc on) Opposite Mountba en MRT Ph. +65 6344 7722

Shunjuu Izakaya 30 Robertson Quay, #01-15 Riverside View, Singapore 238251 Ph. +65 6887 3577

Long Beach IMM Level 3, Next to Roo op Garden, IMM Building, Jurong East St 21 Singapore 609601 Ph. +65 6566 9933

Sushi Ichi 6 Sco s Road, #02-02 Sco s Square Singapore 228238 Ph. +65 6299 0014

Long Beach UDMC #01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre Singapore 449811 Ph. +65 6448 3636

Sushi Kuu 390 Orchard RD, #01-07 Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871 Ph. +65 6736 0100

No Signboard Seafood Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk #0302, Singapore 098585 Ph. +65 6376 9959 East Coast Seafood Centre, Blk 1202 East Coast Parkway #01-02 Singapore 449881 Ph. +65 6448 9959

Tamashi Robataya #02-01 12 North Canal Road Ph. +65 6222 0316 Teppei Japanese Restaurant #01-18 Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link T: +65 9229 4941 Tonkotsu King #01-19 Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link Ph. +65 6636 0855 Tsukiji Sushi Dai #04-600 Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Ra es Blvd Ph. +65 6820 0637 MEXICAN

Ki-Sho 29 Sco s Road, Singapore 228224 Ph. +65 6733 5251 sco

El Rocho’s 36 Circular Road Ph. +65 6438 7879

Mariko’s 4 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089261 Ph. +65 6221 8262

Lucha Loco 15 Duxton Hill Ph. +65 6226 3938

Mikuni 3/F Fairmont Singapore 80 Bras Basah Road


Piedra Negra 241 Beach Roa cor 3 Haji Lane Ph. +65 6291 1297

No Signboard Seafood Esplanade, 8 Ra es Avenue, #0114/16, Singapore 039802 Ph. +65 6336 9959 Geylang, No. 414 Geylang Singapore 389392 Ph. +65 6842 3415 Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro No. 34 & 38 Greenwood Ave Singapore 289236 Ph. +65 6467 4950 E: Jing One Fullerton, #01-02/03 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213 Ph. +65 6224 0088 ; 6224 0033 E: reserva Majes c Bay Seafood Restaurant 18 Marina Gardens DR #01-10 Gardens By The Bay Singapore 018953 Ph. +65 6604 6604 E: reserva ons@majes majes DECEMBER - JANUARY 2015 119

Paradise Dynasty at ION Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, #04-12A ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 Ph. +65 6509 9117

Sabio 5 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089591 Ph. +65 6690 7562 E:

Paradise Dynasty at Lot One 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall #03-02B, Singapore 689812 Ph. +65 6766 2380

Sabio By The Sea 31 Ocean Way, #01-02 Quayside isle Singapore 098375 Ph. +65 6690 7568

Paradise Dynasty at Causeway Point 1 Woodlands Square, Causeway Point, #05-16/17/18, Singapore 738099 Ph. +65 6894 6322 Paradise Dynasty at Westgate 3 Gateway Drive,#02-13/14, Westgate, Singapore 608532 Ph. +65 6465 9271 Paradise Dynasty at VivoCity 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-08A, Singapore 098585 Ph. +65 6376 8103 Paradise Dynasty at Changi Airport T3, 65 Airport Boulevard, #03-32 Terminal 3, Singapore 819663 Ph. +65 6242 4372 The Seafood Interna onal Market & Restaurant 902 East Coast Parkway, Block A #01-01 Big Splash, Singapore Ph. +65 6345 1211/2 Seafood Paradise, Singapore Flyer 30 Ra es Avenue, #01-01 Singapore Flyer, Singapore Ph. +65 6336 5101 SPANISH Binomio 20 Craig Road, Craig Place #01-02 Singapore 089692 Ph. 6557 0547 Catalunya 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327 Ph. +65 6534 0886 MY Li le Spanish Place 619 Bukit Timah Road Ph. +65 6463 2810 myli Ola Cocina Del Mar #01-06 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Blvd Ph. +65 6604 7050

Salt Tapas & Bar #01-22A Ra es City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road Ph. +65 6837 0995 sal UNA Tapas, 1 Rochester Park Ph. +65 6773 0070

Alaturka Interna onal Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant 16 Bussorah Street Singapore 199437 Ph. +65 6294 0304 VEGETARIAN Lingzhi Vegetarian Liat Towers #05-01, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881 Ph. +65 6734 3788 Loving Hut 229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01 Singapore 427489 Ph. +65 6348 6318

Manicur.ious 41 Beach Road, Singapore 189 680 Ph. +65 6333 9096 E: Mythology 88 Club Street, Singapore 069456 Ph. +65 6223 5570 Spa Esprit Downtown 290 Orchard Road, #05-10 Paragon Singapore 238859 Ph. +65 6836 0500 Spa Esprit at Beauty Emporium House 8d Dempsey Road, Level 2 Singapore 249672 Ph. +65 6479 0070

SHOPS & BOUTIQUES THAI Folks Collec ve #01-25 China Square Central Ph. +65 6536 6739 folkscollec Mai Thai Blk 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-58 Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278116 Ph. +65 6474 3108 E: Jim Thompson: A Thai Restaurant 45 Minden RD, Dempsey Hill Singapore Ph. +65 6475 6088 Patara Fine Thai Cuisine 163 Tanglin RD, #03-14 Tanglin Mall Singapore Ph. +65 6737 0818 Rochor Thai 340 Joo Chiat Road Ph. +65 6440 3270 Sabai Fine Thai On The Bay 70 Collyer Quay #01-02 Customs House Singapore 049323 Ph. +65 6535 3718/9 Tamarind Hill 30 Labrador Villa Road Ph. +65 6278 6364 Thanying Restaurant 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Level 2 Amara Singapore Singapore Ph. +65 6222 4688 TURKISH


Ana Bou que 86 Club Street, Singapore, Singapore 069454 Ph. +65 6221 2897 anabou An podean 27A Lorong Mambong Ph. +65 6463 7336 E: enquiries@an an BooksActually 9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645 Ph. +65 6222 9195 Cat Socrates 231 Bain St. #02-25 Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231 Ph. +65 6333 0870 Doorstep Luxury Bou que (Main Store) 163 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068616 Ph. +65 6238 5582 @ Tangs Vivo City 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585 Ph. +65 6238 5582 @ Robinsons Orchard 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855 Ph. +65 6238 5582 E: Granny’s Day Out 3 Coleman St., #03-25 Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804 Ph. +65 6336 9774, The Hour Glass Limited 302 Orchard Road #11-01 Tong Building Singapore 238862 Ph. +65 6787 2288 E:

Strangelets 7 Yong Siak St., Singapore 168644 Ph. +65 6222 1456 Swagger 15 Ann Siang Road, #01-01 Singapore 069695 Ph. +65 6223 5880 The Li le Dröm Store Sota (School Of The Arts) 1 Zubir Said Rd., Singapore 227968 Ph. +65 6884 4651, theli Threadbare & Squirrel 660 N Bridge Road, Singapore 188797 Ph. +65 6396 6738 E: Willow & Huxley 20 Amoy Street, Singapore 069855 Ph. +65 6220 1745

TECHNOLOGY Star Hub 67 Ubi Avenue 1, #05-01 StarHub Green, Singapore 408942 Ph. +65 6873 2828 Sim Lim Square 1 Rochor Canal Road Singapore 188504 Ph. +65 6338 3859

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The South Beach 30 Beach Road Singapore 189763 +65 6818 1888

The South Beach, a 654-room hotel designed by Philippe Starck, is the latest development by City Developments Limited (CDL) and IOI Corporation Berhad.

The hotel is part of a mixed-use contemporary and ecological development – South Beach, which comprises an area of over 34,000m². The South Beach is located on Beach Road adjacent to the Esplanade MRT Station and conveniently connects to Suntec Singapore via an aero-bridge on the Nicoll Highway. Creative intelligence prevails with interior designs by Philippe Starck, and architecture by award-winning firm Foster + Partners and leading global firm Aedas. The South Beach aims to further promote the luxury H.I.P. (Highly Individualised Places & People) concept, trustfully elevating the lifestyle hospitality scene in the region with its charm.

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