The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has reimagined its East Wing to include a Library Reception and an exciting new food and beverage concept called Republic. Conceived by tonychi studio, the Library Reception, Lounge and Bar are designed to evoke the warmth, intimacy and elegance of a private residence. While each space boasts a distinct interior design and experience, their spatial layouts blends harmoniously, with floor-to-ceiling partitions which may be opened or closed depending on the mood or time of day.
“Having worked on both Colony and Summer Pavilion restaurants in 2015, it is a privilege and honour to return to The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, which is an architectural masterpiece by Kevin Roche. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to define both the expected and the unexpected for this landmark hotel that embodies modern Singapore and today’s global lifestyle”, said Mr. Tony Chi, founder of New York based tonychi studio.
The new Library Reception will redefine the guest arrival and check-in experience. Here, guests will encounter an understated elegance inspired by a grand residential library, characterised by natural oak wood floors and ceilings, and stocked with literature on diverse subjects to encourage guests to enjoy and appreciate the space for as long as they desire. A new Digital Hub will offer a suite of business centre services.
Designed to depart from the usual expectations of a hotel food and beverage outlet, Republic is a multi-dimensional concept which transforms throughout the day, and serves from morning to late in the evening.
Adjacent to the Library Reception is the Lounge, with three grand chandeliers and expansive walls adorned in blue herringbone fabric. Guests are invited to savour their time in this residential parlour, enjoying light bites from the four vitrines throughout the day, à la carte dining options, or an elegantly modern five-tier afternoon tea experience.
After dark, imbibe on liquid history at Republic Bar, which showcases an extensive cocktail menu devoted to a narrative of historical anecdotes originating from Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Italy; and a curated selection of the finest vintage spirits epoch of the 1960s.
While the decade of the 60s was marked by cultural and social revolution, it saw the rise of style icons and the legends of rock music, as well as the international jet set, which led to a sophisticated era for cocktailing.
The Republic Bar concept in collaboration with Proof & Company pays homage to this era where freedom, expression and individuality were celebrated, with a cocktail menu that showcases flavours, ingredients and sensations inspired by the influential hallmarks of the 1960s, and around four cultural epicentres of importance and meaningful change.
“The dawn of Republic creates symmetry and balance between the East and West wings of the hotel, with Colony restaurant alluding to that period in history when Singapore was part of the British Crown Colony, through to its next major milestone with the formation of the Republic of Singapore in 1965, anchoring the hotel experience with a deep sense of place”, explained Mr Peter Mainguy, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
Take a seat at the rich, dark toned, natural wood bar and allow the bartenders to share stories abouta “Mythical Beast” that was once spotted on our tiny island, the British designer behind the “Mini Skirt”, the Space Race that inspired “Stardust” and how Ferruccio Lamborghini went from making tractors to “Miura” - the first super car.
In addition to the main bar, Republic offers six unique Home Bars, exquisitely detailed with handcrafted red Venetian glass, and embodying the opulence and residential style of home parties in the 60s, while their bartender or vintage spirits ambassador plays host to your revelries.
Decorative artwork throughout the bar celebrates the decade of the 60s, while a curated music playlist complements the transition of the East Wing from day to night, and a standalone deejay booth offers the option of live music.
Republic will operate from 12.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. daily. Lunch is available from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.; afternoon tea from 12.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.; and dinner from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
No Horse Run is a new premium gelato café that has just opened its doors on Yishun Street.
Inventive highlights to look out for are surely the first-of-its-kind Smoked Milk with Cacao Nibs (Premium), luxurious Burnt White Chocolate (Premium), and a refreshing yet familiar Lemongrass Pandan (Classic).
The cosy space of No Horse Run is decked in the thematic, edgy colours of teal green, pink and soft cream. The cosy nook seats 13 on stylish bar seats and intimate round tables.
Open till 2am daily, it makes for a great late night hangout and supper spot for folks in the area; a destination to satisfy the sweet tooth and late-night cravings.
Seared is a newly established grill house in the heart of Tanglin, specialising in charcoal barbecuing of their own in-house 90 day dry aged steak.
At Seared, their ethos is simple. They are purveyors of superb meat and quaffers of fine wine. Their Executive Chef Emile is Micheline experienced and supported by an accomplishment team of outstanding culinary experts.
Enjoy 50% off your food bill between 26 April to 3 May 2021.
Painting with science! Combine your creativity with physics to create beautiful masterpieces with pendulum and spin painting. Located on Arab Street, Motion Art Space is the originator of pendulum painting in Singapore.
Combine science with art to create amazing paintings! All it takes is a small push for gravity and inertia to do its work, and for you to marvel the beauty of pendulum and spin painting.
No matter what your age and level is at, Motion Art Space has the right equipments for you to explore your creativity and walk away with your own unique masterpieces.
Click here to view their painting packages and to make a booking.
Following closely to its well-received Ngee Ann City store; Dr. Barbara Sturm's newest store has opened its doors at Paragon.
Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, widely renowned for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Dr. Sturm began her medical career in orthopedics as part of the team that developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis. Termed the “Kobe Procedure” after patient and NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, the treatment utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process.
Dr. Sturm then translated science from her clinical research and orthopedic practice into the field of aesthetics and opened her own medical clinic in Düsseldorf. As she continued to innovate and revolutionize the field, as she became one of the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world.
In 2002, Dr. Sturm developed her famous “MC1," a bespoke plasma-based cream only available to Dr. Sturm’s patients. The potent cream harnesses the power of the body’s own proteins in a skin- healing formula to address the visible signs of inflammation.
Building on her platform of product performance and innovation, Dr. Sturm launched a full skincare range in 2014. The complete Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics line is formulated for those who yearn for an uncomplicated yet highly effective skincare regime that provides hydration, nutrition, and regeneration –of skin’s natural glow. Innovative ingredient science is at the core of Dr. Sturm’s line – potent, key ingredients that have been widely clinically studied for their properties and efficacy. One such ingredient is the natural extract Purslane, a nutrition- packed ingredient that also calms the skin and helps address the visible signs of aging.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics is the amalgamation of scientifically-driven aesthetic medicine and an understanding of nature's reparative contributions.
i12 Katong, a retail mall under Keppel Land has announced its updated brand positioning, latest mall features, as well as a curated mix of new and returning retail tenants that will form an all-encompassing exciting lifestyle experience that shoppers can look forward to.
The 210,000-square foot mall in the Eastern region of Singapore closed its doors in early 2020 for major asset enhancement works to transform i12 Katong into a future-ready retail hub that will shape the increasingly “phygital” connected world. The mall is set to reopen in Q4 2021.
Offering more than just retail, the refreshed i12 Katong will provide visitors with a social platform for discovery and connection while they explore the mall’s newly revamped spaces. The mall will have an environment that imbues a sense of familiarity, relaxation and moments of delight across six levels of holistic experiential offerings. Beyond conventional shopping, i12 Katong aims to serve as the hub for the local community – from spending quality time with family over a meal, having valuable ‘me time’ within the holistic wellness spaces, to simply offering rest stops for those exploring the eclectic Katong neighbourhood with friends.
Presently, i12 Katong is approximately 50% pre-leased, attesting to the attractiveness and resilience of the mall’s new brand positioning and features amid market uncertainties. Anchor tenants, such as CS Fresh, Golden Village, United World Preschool and Wine Connection were previously in i12 Katong and will be returning, together with a contemporary mix of new tenants such as Climb Asia, Guzman Y Gomez, Kindermusik With Love Studios, Malaysia Boleh, PS Café, Signature KOI, We are Sultans and Scoop Wholefoods.