Colours, Sights & Patterns At Kampong Glam

In the 19th century, Kampong Glam was essentially an ethnic district with a strong Malay-Arab influence. It was a place where locals patronized for their Arab-Muslim traditional foodstuff and merchandise...

Immersive 4K HDR Viewing Experience With Sony Projectors

Sony’s latest innovative laser light source projector is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible with native 4K resolution, creating an amazling clear lifelike experience, as if you are there yourself…

Back 30 Years To Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

Iconic along this stretch of road is the rectangular block of a nondescript beige-tiled building. The facade of this building is blocked by an overhead bridge. And this is the front entrance to a shopping centre - the Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre… (USSC).

Monti - Singapore's Longest Brunch Every Sunday

Enjoy brunch by the bay concept, complete with stunning views of the Marina Bay and its surroundings, and a fabulous menu and music programme to match at Monti…

Where Freemasons Convene

In 1886, the Masonic Club was established to support Singapore freemasonry. Guess who was the first Freemason in modern Singapore?

Montreux Jazz Cafe - Creative Dishes With A Jazz Flavour

The Montreux Jazz Festival, founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, has become one of the most prestigious international cultural events in the world, drawing 250,000 visitors each summer to the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. In this inimitable setting, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Prince, David Bowie, and Stevie Wonder have given historic performances.

The elegant menu with details of each delicious ingredient listed...

Trained as a chef, the founder took his passion for gastronomy and his sense of hospitality far beyond the Festival: thus the Montreux Jazz Café was born, designed as a welcoming space where cuisine and music could combine in a way never seen before.

To whet your appetite, freshly-baked warm bread is served with tri-flavoured butter...

Offering a menu of dishes crafted with the very passion so characteristic of those inimitable Montreux moments, delectable favourites such as the famous B.B. Burger, Quincy Jones marinated spring chicken, and the succulent Ella’s Cheesecake abound.


Starting off with Gimme Hendricks ($18) a unique cocktail comprising of Hendricks Gin, Cucumber, Elderflower, Tonic Water…

Prefer a non-alcoholic drink? Try the Berry Berry Good ($10) with its generous concoction of Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries and Ginger Ale…

Or consider the signature alcoholic Bye Bye Blackbird with berries and rum...

Opening Acts

Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops ($38) lightly seared with a torch, lightly doused with crispy Chicken Crackle, Edamame (podded soybeans) puree and aromatic lemon tarragon nage...

The recommended Wagyu Beef Carpaccio ($28) with paper-thin slices of  raw beef sliced paper-thin, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice, and finished with capers and onions... 

Main Acts

The 225g Fillet Mignon ($58) is char-grilled perfectly to your preferred doneness with adorable roasted cherry tomatoes and a healthy garden salad on the side. Due to the cut, meat from this particular region is particularly tender, and makes for an easy meal when accompanied by the choice of Horseradish Cream, Béarnaise Sauce or Red Wine Sauce.

The BB Cheese Burger ($28) is a decent-sized American-style beef burger with Dijon Mustard, Pommery Mustard, Green Peppercorn Mustard, Aged Cheddar and Montreux Jazz Sauce. The Garden Salad and French Fries complete the hearty platter.

For a fresh change, consider the Roasted Prawn Tail ($36) served New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Chimichurri Sauce. For those unfamiliar with the name, Chimichurri Sauce is an uncooked sauce used for grilled meat made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, vegetable oil, oregano, and white vinegar with an Argentinian origin. A perfect combination with the mild sweetness of lightly-grilled fresh prawns.

Final Acts

Savour desserts while listening to the relaxing tones of jazz music...

For a start, consider the Ella’s Cheesecake ($15), a must-try in any Montreux Jazz Café.
Inspired by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, the addition of the sweet berries and strawberry puree to the rich cream cake and fragrant biscuit crust helps keep the palate refreshed and wanting for more…

The Mont Blanc ($15) is deconstructed Lemon Meringue dotted with Chestnut Custard and Caramelized Chestnut leaving a trail of Dark Chocolate crumbs in its wake…

Similarly the Tiramisu ($13) is a deconstructed semi-circle of rich Mascarpone Mousse, flanked by Espresso Light Sponge topped Vanilla Crumble, and dusted with Chocolate powder…

Live music in the evenings to make each night all that more memorable...

The powerful vocals of Beverly Morata enthrall all...

Montreux Jazz Cafe is at Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road, Singapore 229540. Reservations can be made at +65 6733-0091. For more information, visit

Amazing Race Asia - Ultimate Dance-Off With Allan Wu

Dedicated fans of The Amazing Race Asia showed their support for Allan Wu and the Singapore racers at Punggol Waterway Point last Saturday. Showcasing their "phenomenal" dancing abilities, siblings Rei & Keiji and radio DJs JK & Mike joined Allan Wu on stage as the crowd cheered them on.

Fans also had the chance to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes clips and took part in Road Blocak challenges where a lucky few walked away with Seiko watches. Tune in to The Amazing Race Asia season 5 every Thursday on AXN at 9pm to show your support to the remaining Singapore team, JK & Mike.

Allan was both animated and engaging...

Lines of fans queueing up to play the stage games...

For behind-the-scenes clips and extra footage, visit or join the conversation on Facebook at TheAmazingRaceAsia or #AXNTARA.

Toast Box Sprouting Kits - A Little Coffee Goes A Long Way

To mark its sixth year milestone, Toast Box joins forces with non-profit charity organization, ABLE (Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations), to join hands with their beneficiaries to raise awareness and funds for ABLE’s rehabilitation, respite and training programs.

This year, the funds will be raised through the sales of Sprouting Kits - a portable-sized cup that comes with soil compost processed from Toast Box’s recycled coffee grounds, together with seeds for growing the sprouts. As part of its initiative to give back to the community, Toast Box has been supporting ABLE through fund-raising programs in the last six years.

Together with ABLE’s staff and beneficiaries, Toast Box’s staff volunteers pack and assemble each individual Sprouting Kit by hand - from sticking of labels onto the cups, to packing the soil compost, seeds and instructional guides.

These packing sessions keep the beneficiaries physically and socially active as they interact with Toast Box staff volunteers, working hand-in-hand to accomplish these tasks. It also allows Toast Box staff-volunteers to better understand the challenges faced by the beneficiaries and how the funds raised can serve ABLE’s programs which are aimed to help the physically-challenged live with dignity and lead a productive, meaningful and independent life.

To take this social community effort further, this year’s fund raising also stems from Toast Box’s creative way of giving back to the environment by recycling their coffee grounds and reusing them as soil compost.

"This year, our beneficiaries are especially delighted to play a part in this fund-raising initiative and through Toast Box, we hope to reach out to more members of the public to increase awareness of our services and to help more beneficiaries."
-- Gene Lee, Executive Director of ABLE --

From 22 September 2016, portable-sized Toast Box Sprouting Kits were available across 35 Toast Box stores*, sold at $5 each. 100% of all proceeds from sale of these kits will go directly to ABLE to support their rehabilitation, respite and training programs.

*Sprouting Kits are sold at Toast Box outlets at 100AM, Bedok Mall, BreadTalk IHQ, Bugis Junction, Causeway Point L1, City Square Mall, Clementi Mall, Compass One, Eastpoint Mall, Esplanade, Greenwich V, JEM, Kitchener Complex, Marina Bay Sands, myVillage, NAFA, nex @ Serangoon, Paragon, Parkway Parade B1, Pasir Ris Sports Centre, Plaza Singapura, Rail Mall, Resorts World Sentosa, SAFRA Toa Payoh, Shaw House, Singapore Cruise Centre, Sun Plaza, Suntec City Mall, United Square, VivoCity B2, Waterway Point, West Coast Plaza, Westgate, Yew Tee Point, Zhongshan Mall.

Back To Friends with Man With A Plan & The Odd Couple

Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, who famously played roommates Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing, respectively, on Friends, will have a reunion of sorts when their shows start airing on their new home, RTL CBS Entertainment.

The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry, will have the premiere of its third season on October 21. Matt LeBlanc’s new show Man With A Plan is set to premiere on October 28.

As both shows go on air this October, viewers can look forward to Friday night fun watching two different but humorous takes on the domestic challenges faced by modern guys.

Is "Daddy Fun Times" Really Fun At Home?
Le Blanc’s new role in is a seeming departure from Joey Tribbiani’s womanizing as his equally hilarious role in Man With A Plan looks into the challenges that fatherhood pose. 

In this new series, LeBlanc plays the role of Adam Burns, a contractor who finds himself taking care of his three kids when his wife, a stay-at-home Mom for 13 years goes back to work. While Adam wanted to call himself “Daddy Fun Times,” he discovers that parenthood is not always a smooth and easy ride.

LeBlanc was “Daddy Fun Times” to his kids... 

Until his wife decides to go back to the workforce...

As Adam gets to perform his new role as head of the household, he finds himself dealing with his kids’ internet addiction, untidiness, and the need for their wishes to be constantly indulged. Among Adam’s misadventures is only having Listerine strips to offer when his kids look for snacks while on the way to school. Adam also forgets a universal sentiment among kids - that cleaning up and doing chores is no fun.

Adam also offers up some timeless fatherly advice. After his youngest daughter tells him that kindergarten frightens her, Adam says: “Honey, you should be worried – kids are mean. But just know, if you ever feel uncomfortable, just start swingin’ – a punch in the nose could be a real problem solver.” 

The kids no longer enjoy “Daddy Fun Times” as he's no longer fun...

Faced with these mounting pressures, can Adam really be the great father that his wife expects him to be?

For Better Or For Worse
LeBlanc played a womanizer in Friends but it looks like he has passed on that role to his real-life buddy Matthew Perry, who is back on The Odd Couple as playboy sportswriter and radio sports host Oscar Madison. On the show, Oscar ends up living with his college friend, Felix Unger (played by Thomas Lennon), in a disorderly bachelor apartment, after his ex-wife divorces him for being thoughtless. 

Going for a second shot at real love, Oscar copes with his new life together with Felix, a clean freak whose desire for a clean apartment puts him at odds with his divorcee friend. And even as Oscar begins dating other women, he never quite moves on from his previous marriage.

As Oscar and Felix try to get past their differences, will they finally find their dream romance by season three? 

Catch The Odd Couple Season 3 premiere on October 21, 2130 hours (2030 hours JKT/BKK), and Man With A Plan series premiere on October 28, 2100 hours (2000 hours JKT/BKK), first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment.