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?

Little Sheep Hotpot Opens At Orchard Gateway

Fancy a Mongolian style hotpot tonight?

Little Sheep Hotpot's second outlet is now open at Orchard Gateway's busy intersection. Tucked away in a private escalator to its exclusive basement one unit, the eatery hails with its origins from Inner Mongolia, and is well known for its delicious soup base that is made from 36 different spices and Mongolian lamb delicacies. 


Each hotpot is filled with a steaming aromatic broth that is decorated with an assortment of fresh ingredients such as goji berries, jujubes, black cardamon pods, ginseng and herbs. For those who like their meal on the fiery side, a spicy crimson broth can be ordered with mala chili oil and peppercorns.

Choose from either a mala, original, tomato or mushroom soup base...
"We are excited about the opening of our second outlet. After the launch our first outlet at One Fullerton near the iconic Merlion statue, we have decided to setup the second outlet in a prime location at Orchard Gateway to capture a healthy balance of local and tourist footfall."
--- Sam Lim , Executive CEO, No Signboard ---

Choices of meat include seafood, mutton, pork, among many other selections...

About No Signboard Holdings Ltd. 

No Signboard Holdings Ltd. which traces its origins to the late 1970s, is a leading lifestyle F&B player in Singapore. It is principally engaged in operating a chain of seafood restaurants under its No Signboard Seafood brand. The Group also has a Beer Business which promotes and distributes its Draft Denmark brand of beer, and a Ready Meal Business, which will distribute ready meals under its Powered by No Signboard endorsement.

The stylish way in which the hotpot is delivered to our tables...

Backed by a track record of over 30 years of quality cuisine and customer focused service, the No Signboard Seafood brand of premium seafood restaurants is one of the leading seafood restaurant chains in Singapore. It is also widely known for its signature White Pepper Crab dish created by its founder Mdm Ong Kim Hoi, which is one of its bestselling dishes.


A testament to its strong branding, the Group has received numerous accreditations and awards over the years including the SG50 Prestige Enterprise Award 2015/2016 – Singapore’s Top F&B Brand for Seafood Category for its Restaurant Business and the Outstanding Brands – Beer 2016 for its Beer Business.

The Little Sheep Hotpot mascot brings cheer to the opening festivities...

The Group was successfully listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 30 November 2017.

Choice of fragrant dipping sauces...

A perennial favourite - BBQd mutton skewers...

For more information, visit nosignboardseafood.com.


Spoonful Meals Launches In Singapore

Spoonful Meals, now the largest cloud kitchen operator and delivery-only brand creator in Hong Kong, has launched in Singapore. With over 1,000,000 meals delivered to-date, Spoonful meals aims to provide consumers in Singapore with more choice, more convenience and more delicious food in the thriving delivery market.


"The success of the delivery model in Singapore suggests that the market is ready to withstand delivery-only brands. The whole food and dining culture is changing rapidly as consumers tastes get more sophisticated, yet they prioritise convenience. We are here to fulfil those needs by providing a large variety of delivery-only food brands which give top quality, genuinely tasty food delivered within 20 minutes, using our delivery partner Foodpanda's extensive network."
--- Rishi Arora, General Manager, Spoonful Meals Singapore ---

"We could not be more excited to launch in Singapore and bring our concepts to consumers across a variety of markets. We’ll be launching our corporate app by November and will continue to partner with Foodpanda locally for our direct to consumer business."
--- Max von Poelnitz, Founder of NOSH and Spoonful ---

Healthy sides available include NOSH's Toasted Pita with Baba Ghanoush Dip ($4.90), NOSH's Beetroot Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese, and GA's Woodear Mushroom with Black Vinegar ($3.90)...
  • Even with after the waiting time for a food delivery, the Toasted Pita was fragrant with a mild garlic fragrance. Perfect with the rich Baba Ganoush eggplant dip.
  • The salad is a good mix of flavours with the tanginess of the beetroot was mellowed by the aroma of the walnuts and the savoury cheese cubes.
  • Although the initial taste was akin to a confinement dish, the crunchiness of the woodears made for an appetizing snack before the mains.
Spoonful Meals currently features two brands NOSH and GA, with 2 more brands, Sesami and JOMO, launching in November. Sesami will serve Japanese bento boxes while JOMO has a vegan fast food (think burgers and fries!) concept. With each brand offering a different type of cuisine, consumers are treated to a variety of food options to satisfy their immediate cravings. All meals are prepared and cooked in a cloud kitchen centralised to the delivery area, ensuring that food delivered is always fresh and timely.


GA's Chicken Leg (side) is of such a substantial size that it would be easily mistaken as a main...

NOSH

NOSH offers healthy California cuisine with its selection of burrito bowls, salads, crudites and vegetarian options. Some of the items on the menu include Grass-Fed Beef Burrito Bowl with Guacamole, Brown Rice and Coriander ($12.90), Miso Salmon Grain Bowl and Sugar Snap ($14.90) and Vegetarian Baba Ghannouj Quinoa Salad ($12.90). Each of these meals boasts a low calorie count of between 400-600 per serving and have been carefully curated with a high-protein with low-fat content; ideal for weight watchers and the health-conscious.

Grass Fed Beef Burrito Bowl with Guacamole, Brown Rice, and Cabbage ($12.90):
Although the brown rice was a tad dry, it was balanced by the tenderness of the beef and the guacamole. A wholesome choice at only 650 calories...

Overall, the California Series Miso Salmon Grain Bowl & Sugar Snap ($14.90) was more balanced with stir-fried peas and the medium-well doneness of the salmon fillet. The bright pink of the lotus root adds a spark of colour to the finish of the dish...

GA

The Cantonese brand, GA (家常), roughly translated to 'home-cooked', was designed by a team of Hong Kong based chefs with a focus on comfort food and affordability. It offers a selection of heart-warming Chinese favourites, mostly from about $8.00 per meal, reminiscent of Cantonese style comfort food like Sichuan Minced Beef with Sautéed Eggplant & Rice ($11.90), Slow-Cooked Chu Chow Beef Udon ($12.90) and Mongolian Cumin Pan-Fried Lamb with Baked Cauliflower and Rice ($8.90).

Steamed White Fish with Ginger Soy Sauce & Rice ($8.90):
Served with jasmine white rice and cabbage, the steamed sole fillet was masked with the healthy taste of ginger and sesame oil...

Slow Chiu-Chow Beef Udon Stir-Fry Vegetables ($12.90):
An interesting fusion dish pairing a Chiu-Chow style braised beef with Japanese udon, and tossed with a tasty onion and shitake mushroom mix...

Spoonful meals currently retail via the Foodpanda delivery platform. Corporate orders can be made via the Spoonful app, which will be officially launched in November.


About NOSH & Spoonful

NOSH launched as a healthy western virtual restaurant in Hong Kong. Without a physical restaurant space, its approach to cooking and one-of-a-kind operation model enables its delivery and retail partners to meet the demands of its customers’ fast-paced and health-conscious lifestyle, without compromising on food quality and taste. 

Spoonful is a group purchasing app that allows tenants in the same building or professionals in the same office to order from a curated daily menu. All meals arrive warm and savings are passed on to the employee by offering wholesale prices on all the food. 

To deliver on its "Eat Smarter" motto, all Spoonful brand partners are produced in a cloud kitchen and delivered directly to the consumer through Foodpanda or the Spoonful delivery team.

For more information, go to:
NOSH: www.Nosh.sg | Instagram: @noshmeals
GA: www.thisisga.com | Instagram: @thisisga


Gifts From The Heart At Takashimaya

On Friday 08 November 2019, Takashimaya Department Store unveiled an exhibition showcasing Christmas designs from 19 teams of students from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design.


In a first-time collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design, Takashimaya invited these third-year students to imagine its much-anticipated Christmas packaging for 2019, in line with the campaign theme "Gifts from the Heart". 


"It really is the thought that counts. Our theme of ‘Gifts from the Heart’ embodies that sentiment and encourages our shoppers to put thought into their gift selection, to seek out something truly special for every special person in their life. It multiplies the joy for the giver and the recipient, and makes the whole season more meaningful."
--- Yuko Shibuya, General Manager of Takashimaya Department Store ---

In the spirit of giving, Takashimaya has contributed a generous project fee that goes towards Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design project grant set up to support Design students requiring financial assistance.


The exhibition will be situated at The Atrium, Level 1 of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, and remain open to all until 21 November, and showcases all 19 of the submitted designs, one of which has been adapted for the store’s Christmas wrappers and shopping bags.


"For students, there is no greater validation than to see their works appreciated, commercially produced and showcased. The authentic learning experience that Takashimaya has given our students will stay with them long after the Yuletide season."
--- Lim Chong Jin, Director, School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic ---


"I’m sure our students would be thrilled to see their designs on Takashimaya shopping bags and gift wrappers. For shoppers, having a fresh and youthful take on traditional Christmas wrapping will
surely add some uniqueness and fun to the spirit of giving and receiving this Christmas too."
--- Lim Chong Jin, Director, School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic ---

The opening was accompanied by the spectacular light-up of its tallest indoor Christmas tree to-date. Takashimaya’s indoor Christmas tree has become a favourite photo-taking spot for locals and tourists alike. Over the years, it has "grown' to its current height of 16.8 metres. This spectacular Christmas Tree will remain in the Atrium until Wednesday 25 December 2019.

 

Every year, a team of part-time staff are trained in the quintessentially Japanese art of gift-wrapping. It’s another small way in which Takashimaya strives to thank its loyal shoppers.Shoppers enjoy complimentary gift wrapping specially designed by Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design students with any purchase at Takashimaya Department Store and Takashimaya Square at B2. 

The winning design encompassed the bold use of of geometric shapes gives a dynamic pixelated feel that is original in local Christmas packaging. The bright and cheery tones of the warm colour palette emphasizes the heart of the holiday season, one marked by generousity, sharing and giving....

All are invited to enjoy Takashimaya’s "Gifts from the Heart" exhibition and the must-see Christmas Tree at The Atrium, Level 1 of Takashimaya Shopping Centre. More detail can be found on the Takashimaya website at www.takashimaya.com.sg/events/promotions/.

(Source : Takashimaya)

Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Goes Online, Offline and On TV in Singapore

For the very first time, Singapore shoppers will be able to participate in the annual 11.11 Countdown Gala, which runs in the hours leading up to the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.


“Every 11.11 is bigger and more exciting than the last, and this applies for our celebrations in Singapore as well. As we enter a new decade for our landmark 11.11 extravaganza, we will also mark a new milestone for our engagement with shoppers this year with exciting activities online, offline and on TV.”
--- Charlene Zhang, Business Development Lead, Taobao Singapore ---


This year, the show is co-produced by Alibaba’s video-streaming platform Youku and Zhejiang Television and will exclusively broadcast in Singapore on Hub E City (Starhub TV Channel 111/825) starting at 7:30pm on 10 November.

The star-studded live event takes place at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena with a line-up of international and Chinese celebrities including Taylor Swift, G.E.M., Kana Hanazawa, among others. Using the Taobao app, viewers will be able to engage in the activities on stage, and grab deals as low as RMB1 throughout the show.


The offline celebrations at the Taobao Store by Virmall at Funan includes an egg hunt between 1 and 11 November, with mysterious eggs hidden around the store.


“We promised to continuously refresh our space with trending items so it is always a fresh experience for visitors, and we have almost doubled the number of products we have as compared to when we first launched, curated based on the response by shoppers both new and old to Taobao.” 
--- Sky Chen, General Manager, Virmall ---

 

For more information on the 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, visit www.alizila.com.



PLQ - Singapore’s Latest Business And Lifestyle Hub

Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) by Lendlease marked the transformation of Paya Lebar into Singapore’s latest business and lifestyle hub with a grand opening ceremony with celebrations over the long weekend. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance, and Mr Bruce Gosper, the High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Australia to Singapore. They joined Mr Steve McCann, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director and Mr Tony Lombardo, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Lendlease to mark the opening by activating a vertical domino show, which gradually unveiled the Paya Lebar Quarter logo against the songket-inspired backdrop.


Ng Hsueh Ling, MD Singapore and Chief Investment Officer, Asia, Lendlease; Tony Lombardo, CEO, Asia, Lendlease; Steve McCann, Group CEO and MD, Lendlease; Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance; Bruce Gosper, the High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Australia to Singapore; Richard Paine, MD, Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease...
(Photo Source : Lendlease Singapore)

First-ever joint performance between the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – a musical collaboration echoing the Singapore-Australia connection in Lendlease’s largest project in Singapore...
(Photo Source : Lendlease Singapore)

With the completion of PLQ, the 22,000-strong workforce within a seven-minute walking radius of PLQ and one million residents in the trade area can now enjoy the 100,000 sq ft of green spaces across the precinct. PLQ also supports Singapore’s car-lite vision with its superb connectivity, with direct links to the dual-line Paya Lebar MRT interchange and seamless connection to the wider Park Connector Network.


"Today, we have before us a truly world-class example of what can be achieved when government and companies such as Lendlease partner with local communities to deliver game-changing urbanisation projects that will leave a positive legacy for the community for generations to come."
--- Steve McCann, Group CEO and MD, Lendlease ---

PLQ Workplace is now home to 18 multi-national corporations and leading Singapore organisations, including newly moved in UOB, Sabre Asia Pacific, Roche Singapore, Obayashi Singapore and Tokyo Electron Singapore. Lendlease’s inaugural flexible workplace solution, csuites, which combines the benefits of premier corporate offices with the advantages of shared services and collaborative spaces offered by co-working products, has received much interest from the market, and is set to welcome German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer later this year.


As the heart of a new lifestyle precinct and the social heart of the Paya Lebar community, PLQ is set to welcome even more sumptuous offerings across the development, with the opening of Maccha House, Joe & Dough, Hokey Poki, Donburi King, Makino, Western Mahua and Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen (halal-certified), together with experiential brands from Smigy, Zone X to Sing-My-Song Karaoke.


There are exciting retailers such as The Whisky Distillery, H&M, Mango, 6ixty8ight, iStudio and Laneige to look forward to. Living up to its vision of one place, many moments, PLQ Mall also offers a multi-layered experience for the community - from book exchange spots, quirky photobooths, Instagram-worthy backdrops, interactive activity/play areas and a Cine-Mini installation.


"We set out with a mission to create one of the best and most progressive places for Singapore with PLQ. Today, we are proud to say that we have achieved this mission with the support from the community, tenants and partners."
--- Tony Lombardo, CEO, Asia, Lendlease ---


As part of its Community Development Plan, PLQ has been actively engaging the community from the start of the project in 2015, including the conceptualisation of events and activities to be held at 100,000 sq ft of green public spaces in PLQ.


One initiative is an upcoming collaboration between PLQ, Health Promotion Board and anchor tenant Virgin Active to host complimentary health and wellness activities at PLQ to improve the health and well-being of residents as well as building a healthy and vibrant workplace community.

PLQ has also been engaging with schools in the area and is partnering a secondary school for the next three years to enable their students to learn about sustainability using PLQ as a case study. Other initiatives are also in the works, including the creation of an online portal to support sustainability education by schools.

On the employment front, PLQ previously partnered with Workforce Singapore for a job fair showcasing jobs at PLQ, bringing jobs closer to homes and enabling employment and upskilling.

From Friday 25 October to Monday 28 October, PLQ will play host to various celebration activities including performances by 53A, Supersonic and Sambiesta. Members of the public can also look forward to acts by renowned local acts like magician Danny Koh, caricaturist Welles Tan and Cyr Wheel performer Yang Shih Hao, with a nightly mass silent disco celebration.

Enigmatic Yang Shih Hao, Asia's Got Talent finalist, will be performing with his Cyr Wheel...

For more information, visit www.payalebarquarter.com.