UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has announced that it will begin offering the Uniqlo U 2019 Spring/Summer collection at UNIQLO stores and through their online store fromOn January 18, 2019 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has announced that it will begin offering the Uniqlo U 2019 Spring/Summer collection at UNIQLO stores and through their online store from Friday, February 1, 2019. Selected items are now on pre-sale, and their women’s beachwear collection will launch in March. The full range will be available at UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship store and online.
The Christophe Lemaire-led design team at the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center draws on new materials and advanced technology in exploring and innovating clothing essentials. This latest Uniqlo U collection is inspired by saturated earth tones countering rich, tinted hues and bold accents. Garment details and silhouettes have been simplified to accentuate Uniqlo U’s most ambitious palette to date. The result is a spirited celebration of colour applied across a canvas of iconic wardrobe essentials, each thoughtfully reconsidered and realized in its purest form, complemented by a redesigned collection logo to offer a new look for Uniqlo U LifeWear.
Mainstay crew neck T-shirts including new silhouettes
These items feature fine-quality fabrics and an enhanced silhouette. The lineup comprises 12 vivid colour variations for men and 13 for women. Also new this season, are crew neck T-shirts employing soft fabrics and casual boxy silhouettes. For men, these items include six with solid colours and four with border hues. There are 10 solid colours for women. All T-shirts will add sophistication to casual coordination for summer.
Uniqlo U range’s first-ever linen pieces, with dynamic patterns and colour blocks
Uniqlo U will offer linen shirts for men, the first time this fabric is appearing in the collection. The soft fabric combines with an attractively straight silhouette to complete a contemporary look. For women, the lineup incorporates dynamic patterns that complement vibrant seasonal hues. Special patterns feature on open collar shirts, shorts, and dresses. The popular swimwear range offers new designs in green, yellow, and pale pink. The reduction in braided seams ensures incredible comfort, and this swimwear is perfect for the beach and for exercising. The range comprises six items, including a bikini and a one-piece.
For more info, visit Uniqlo U 2019.
Gong xi huat fly! Jetstar has announced an exciting line-up of activities to get the Year of the Pig off to a flying start. Fly and ‘huat’ TakeOn January 16, 2019 / By Nookmag
Gong xi huat fly! Jetstar has announced an exciting line-up of activities to get the Year of the Pig off to a flying start.
Fly and ‘huat’
Take off with Jetstar’s first-ever auspicious Lunar New Year (LNY)-themed flight to Hong Kong on the third day of the new year.
From on-board Feng Shui tips by a veteran Feng Shui master, to specially costumed cabin crew, complimentary festive snacks and lucky giveaways, the Jetstar Auspicious Flight brings ‘huat’ to the skies!
To secure an auspicious start to the new year, book at jetstar.com/sg/en/deals to confirm a seat on 3K697, departing at 9.30am on Thursday, 7 February.
Maximise your luck and win one of eight pairs of flight tickets
Wishing to increase your travel luck this year by all ways and means possible? The colours you wear on holiday and the rows you sit in could make a difference.
Jetstar, in collaboration with Way Fengshui Group, have compiled top tips for you to ‘huat’ as much as possible in the Year of the Pig, with a chance for you to win a pair of return tickets to be part of the Jetstar Auspicious Flight!
Whether you’re yearning for a reunion with long-lost relatives in Hong Kong, or simply hoping for the best festive getaway in the Fragrant Harbour, share with Jetstar your good luck wish for the new year, and you might just be one of eight lucky people to win a pair of return tickets on the Jetstar Auspicious Flight.
To enter this contest, visit the Jetstar Asia Facebook page for more details*.
Let your zodiac lead the way
Unsure of where to travel to in 2019? Take the direction from your zodiac sign! Every zodiac sign has its own lucky destinations, and Jetstar wants you to maximise your travel luck.
From now to 26 January, Jetstar will run a specially crafted “12 Zodiac” Ang Bao sale with one destination released daily at 10am. Whether you’re born in the Year of Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, Dog or otherwise, be sure to book a flight to your lucky destination starting from just S$8^ one way. Huat ah!
Catch spectacular lion and dragon dance performances at Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and The Forum; peek into 2019 with renowned fortune masters; and stand to win overOn January 13, 2019 / By Nookmag
Catch spectacular lion and dragon dance performances at Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and The Forum;
peek into 2019 with renowned fortune masters; and stand to win over S$88,888 worth of prizes in the Gre8t Fortune Draws!
This Lunar New Year, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will bring together a quintuple of festive offerings that are set to intrigue and excite guests from all across the region. With everything from mouthwatering delicacies to spectacular performances, a star-studded music showcase and a touch of divinity, an abundance of happiness and prosperity awaits all in the family.
Join majestic dragons and regal lions as they make auspicious appearances at Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and The Forum at RWS with the aim of spreading good fortune on all who lay eyes on them. Take part in the Gre8t Fortune Draws with a top prize worth over S$18,000 up for grabs. Sneak a peek into 2019 with personal appointments with renowned fortune tellers from 11 schools of divination. Tantalise the tastebuds with succulent abalones interpreted in various ways by RWS celebrity chefs. Immerse in a high energy performance from entertainment veteran A-Mei across two evenings with special guests Eve Ai and Anna.
Celebrations abound with dragons and a toss of Monster Lo Hei at Universal Studios Singapore
(25 January – 19 February)
Join a colourful cast of favourite characters at Universal Studios Singapore as they accompany a 15 metre long dancing dragon on its journey along the Auspicious Dragon Trail! Making its way around the theme park to the uptempo beats of Chinese music, this exciting performance will feature over 13 characters colourfully decked out in Lunar New Year-inspired outfits. Those on the lookout for the perfect photo moment will be spoilt for choice as well-loved characters such as the Minions, Bumblebee, Shrek, Puss In Boots, Elmo and more will meet guests at designated zones along the trail.
Reunite with loveable Sesame Street friends in Monster Lo Hei*, a brand new interactive show which tells the story of the local Lo Hei tradition. This show will marry elements from the East and West for an informative and entertaining take on an evergreen Lunar New Year tradition.
Guests can also stand to win meal vouchers, entry tickets, express passes, and Annual Passes in the Lucky Red Packet Giveaway, all valid at Universal Studios Singapore. Find out more about the giveaway and festive attractions programming at Resorts World Sentosa.
*This show will be available from 1 February 2019.
Dive Into A Sea of Abundance
(25 January – 19 February)
Over at S.E.A. Aquarium, guests can look forward to an enthralling underwater performance starring a magnificent and intricately-designed dragon swimming amongst 40,000 marine life. As the only underwater dragon dance in Singapore, this signature show has been a staple in the aquarium for many years, capturing the attention of thousands of guests every Lunar New Year. Embark on a trail around the aquarium and receive abundance of blessings across eight stations, each featuring an iconic marine animal symbolising Longevity, Wealth, and Abundance and others.
Those yearning for a more traditional fanfare can catch a classic Lion Dance performance at The Forum of RWS. Scheduled to coincide with an auspicious timing on the second day of the Lunar New Year, these masters of traditional form are set to enthrall crowds as they leap from pole to pole with their graceful acrobatic dance moves on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 at 1:30pm at Basement 1, The Forum.
Fortunes Come True This Lunar New Year
(5 – 17 February)
Making a highly anticipated return to RWS’ Festive Walk, this year’s edition of Fortune Street promises to be more immersive, interactive and illuminating. With a total of 16 fortune tellers providing their expertise across 11 schools of divination ranging from favourites such as Palmistry, Ba Zi, and Numerology Analysis to new additions such as Crystal Chakra Divination, Face Reading, and Astrology Stone Casting, those looking for a glimpse of what to expect in 2019 can make one-on-one appointments with these masters for counsel and advice.
Household names such as Master Renaye Chan, Master Paul Kek and Master Khor will be making a comeback while new faces such as Master Wesley Lim and Master Selina Seah are sure to excite prospective fortune seekers.** To round off the experience, visitors can take a breather at the Fortune Street Bar with a lineup of thirst quenching beverages and live performances by local artistes. Guests can also purchase a variety of complementary feng shui merchandise to enhance their luck in the new year.
Admission to Fortune Street is priced at SGD 38 (SGD 28 for RWS Invites members) which includes one fortune reading, free sign-up for RWS Invites Membership for non-members, and a chance to participate in the Gre8t Fortune Draws (T&Cs apply). All guests interested to engage any of the fortune masters are required to make an on-line appointment for a fortune reading session after purchasing the admission.
More information on Fortune Street and booking details for fortune telling sessions can be found at Resorts World Sentosa.
**The appearance of the fortune tellers are subject to change without prior notice.
Abundant Fortunes To Be Won
(3 January – 17 February)
With more than SGD 88,888 worth of prizes up for grabs in the RWS Gre8t Fortune Draws, the abundance of attractive prizes are sure to catch the attention of anyone still on the fence about participating. Stand a chance to be one of the lucky RWS Invites members to win attractive prizes ranging from luxurious 3D2N Hotel Stays at Ocean Suites, Treetop Lofts™ and Beach Villas™, Goldheart Jewelry Gem Sets, OGAWA M-SUITE™ Master Drive® Massage Chairs, Dining Vouchers and more! Non-members can easily sign up for RWS Invites for only SGD 8 before 17 February 2019 and receive a free bonus chance to win.
The two live draws are set to take place on 10 and 17 February 2019 at Basement 1, Forum Stage of RWS and winners will be announced at 9:00pm on site.
More information on lucky draw prizes and mechanics can be found at Resorts World Sentosa.
(21 January – 19 February)
Resorts World Sentosa invites guests to feast their way to prosperity with premium abalone delicacies prepared in innovative culinary styles by each of its celebrity chef restaurants. Holding special significance in Chinese culture symbolic of abundance, wealth and good fortune, the prized abalone is prepared in several tantalising ways by the expert hands of their celebrity chefs. These include the richly-flavoured Ah Sam Abalone Mee Sua Braised with Sri Lanka Crab Meat in Superior Chicken Stock (SGD 48++ per portion) by contemporary Chinese fine-dining restaurant Forest 森; as well as Australian Fresh Abalone accompanied with Golden Oyster Dumpling (SGD 118++ per portion), a delectable pairing of two succulent treasures from the sea at Cantonese fine-dining Feng Shui Inn.
To usher in the auspicious year of the Earth Pig, guests can also toss up good fortune with two delicious signature Yu-Sheng options offered at Forest 森 and Feng Shui Inn, celebratory reunion menus and specially handcrafted festive goodies. Both Yu-sheng dishes will be available from 21 January to 19 February 2019 for both dine-in and takeaways.
More tantalising festive dining are available at Resorts World Sentosa.
A-Mei Live In Singapore
(15 – 16 February)
Resorts World Sentosa takes audiences to an all-time music high in a magnificent two-night live showcase, starring Queen of Mandopop A-Mei (张惠妹, Chang Hui Mei), “Queen of Blues” Ai Yi Liang (Eve Ai, 艾怡良) and young starlet Anna (安那). Over the years, the superstars have achieved a multitude of accolades, including Best Mandarin Female Singer at the Golden Melody Awards won by A-Mei and Ai Yi Liang. 18 year old Anna, who is also A-Mei’s niece, has built a strong reputation with her high-energy dance moves and infectious hits, earning the title “The Strongest Newcomer” by her fans. Together, the star-studded powerhouse trio will rock the stage at RWS in a music symphony of top hits and electrifying dance sequences. Limited tickets are available for each evening performance.
Tickets to the showcase can be purchased at Sistic.
For more information about the multitude of Lunar New Year offerings, visit Resorts World Sentosa.
The British writer and naturalist Robert McFarlane wrote in his book The Old Ways that, “Anyone who lives in a city will know the feeling of having beenOn January 13, 2019 / By Nookmag
Pan Pacific International Holdings Pte. Ltd., has now opened the doors of its third Don Don Donki store to the public! Based in City Square Mall, the newOn January 13, 2019 / By Nookmag
Pan Pacific International Holdings Pte. Ltd., has now opened the doors of its third Don Don Donki store to the public!
Based in City Square Mall, the new store will be the brand’s biggest outlet yet, boasting three unique features: a more extensive perishables and delicatessen offering, a food court and a bargain section.
Customers can expect a wider selection of Japanese cuisine, specifically side dishes like Japanese croquette, Omu-soba and the signature sweet potato. The food court will also house five different stores, including ramen from the famous Hokkaido Ramen Santouka and Hokkaido ice cream from Naganuma Ice no-ie. Other stalls include Yakiniku Heijoen, Bonta Bonta, and Rang Mang Shokudo.
A corner of the Don Don Donki outlet will also allow customers to hunt for treasure bargains starting from SGD 2. This area will also mimic the signature Don Quijote displays in Japan that use carton boxes and handwritten price tags.
“Every Don Don Donki outlet has a distinct store format and offering that is designed to cater to the unique retail behaviour of customers in its location. The expanded food offering in the City Square Mall outlet will cater to the high traffic of families who frequent the mall for shopping and dining options. Regardless of the size and structure of the store, we make it a priority to bring experiential shopping to anyone who walks in,” said Hideki Okada, Director, Pan Pacific International Holdings.
In order to celebrate their opening week, the outlet will host a variety of promotions, including a Spin-To-Win* (wheel of fortune) with giveaways consisting of Limited Edition Donpen Plushies, 10 X pair of Airzone tickets (sponsored by Airzone), 100 X Don Don Donki Eco Bag & other prizes. There will also be a limited Edition Don Don Donki Tote Bag giveaway, exclusively available for the first 1,000 customers with a minimum purchase of SGD 50.
*1 spin is available for any new & existing Don Don Donki Mobile App Members.
Don Don Donki
City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road
Monday to Sunday
9am to Midnight (12am)
This new year, indulge in all-things Khmer as homegrown cultural-culinary concept SPRMRKT announces the return of its annual cultural showcase with SPRMRKT Cambodia – a three-month cultural andOn January 12, 2019 / By Nookmag
This new year, indulge in all-things Khmer as homegrown cultural-culinary concept SPRMRKT announces the return of its annual cultural showcase with SPRMRKT Cambodia – a three-month cultural and culinary extravaganza that brings the best of Cambodian cuisine, produce and art to our sunny shores. At its heart is also a meaningful social initiative in support of various social enterprises and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) based in Cambodia. Taking place from 7 January to 31 March 2019 across the brand’s STPI and Cluny Court locations, SPRMRKT Cambodia offers a diverse array of authentic Khmer experiences, bound to evoke new ways of imagining the Kingdom of Wonders in all its storied glory.
With a culinary calendar packed with mouthwatering highlights including a riverside street food-styled event, cooking demonstrations, an all-female kitchen team at the helm, and elevated Cambodian selections that enrich both palate and soul – over a span of three months, SPRMRKT Cambodia is primed to offer guests a unique, all-encompassing season of Khmer gastronomy at its finest.
A specially curated selection of authentic Cambodian produce will also line the shelves in a socially-conscious retail experience that champions award-winning homegrown brands, ethical producers and social enterprises committed to the sustainable development of Cambodia. Art aficionados can look forward to a humanistic take on Cambodian art through two haunting artist exhibitions across both outlets that transcend the country’s chequered past while shaping contemporary discourses.
CULTURE WITH A CONSICENCE
SPRMRKT Cambodia is the second installment of the brand’s annual cultural showcase of contemporary South East Asia in cool and experiential ways. Its debut edition SPRMRKT Vietnam (Jan-Mar 2018) saw all aspects of present-day Vietnam culture represented and celebrated in spades across SPRMRKT’s signature cultural-culinary triptych of dining, retail and art.
With the upcoming showcase, SPRMRKT will venture beyond just championing the freshest aspects of Cambodian culture and cuisine. More than that, content and events planned around SPRMRKT Cambodia will now have a socially conscious objective, and each play a part in supporting Cambodian social enterprises and NGOs – empowering and giving back to those we celebrate.
Relish the heart and soul of authentic Khmer dining as SPRMRKT Cambodia welcomes four of the Kingdom’s most remarkable restaurants and their chefs—hailing from the streets of Siem Reap—all equally dedicated to evolving Cambodian cuisine to a global standard.
Take to the streets of Siem Reap in January with chef Mork Mengly of Pou Restaurant & Bar, who is giving Cambodia’s street food culture the makeover it deserves. Pay it forward by dining with non-profit culinary training facility EGBOK and Spoons this Valentine’s Day – all while giving back to the underprivileged young adults under their care. Come March, celebrate International Women’s Day with Embassy and their all-female kitchen team led by “the Kimsan Twins” – two local legends intent on reviving Khmer gastronomy and the role of women in the culinary world.
Bringing to a close the three-month culinary homage to Cambodia is a final kitchen takeover with acclaimed chef Joannes Riviere’s Cuisine Wat Damnak – to date the only Cambodian restaurant to earn a spot on the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list, where it was named Best Restaurant in Cambodia.
As an added treat, diners who make bookings for any of the culinary events will stand a chance to win fantastic prizes, including a two-night stay at a four-star luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap.
Bring a part of Cambodia’s flavorful heritage home with SPRMRKT Cambodia’s retail offerings, which will be available at both SPRMRKT locations throughout the three-month showcase. Drop in for a socially conscious retail experience that champions award-winning homegrown brands, ethical producers and social enterprises committed to the sustainable development of Cambodia.
Uniquely Cambodian produce available includes IBIS Rice, the output of an ethically driven conservation enterprise aimed at protecting a vulnerable farming ecosystem. Containing premium organic jasmine rice, IBIS Rice comes in 3 forms – white, brown and semi-milled. Produced organically, Sovannak Palm Sugar prides itself as practicing a sustainable method of cultivation by family-run farmers in the Cambodian countryside. One hundred percent Khmer, Sovannak Palm Sugar has wide-ranging applications including use in beverages, desserts, or curries, caramels and fruits.
To spice up the kitchen at home, Hong Spices, a social enterprise and Singaporean gourmet spice label, offers three kinds of Kampot peppers – black, white and red. Of note, pepper grown in the Kampot region in Cambodia was recently awarded the status of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This award signifies a recognition that Cambodia lays claim to one of the finest pepper cultivation regions in the world. Not to be outdone, La Plantation offers a mind-boggling 11 types of seasoning as well as the highly recommended 2018 Gold award of Monde Selection salted fresh pepper. La Plantation prides itself as the first fully organic Ecocert certified Kampot pepper and spices farm in Kampot, Cambodia.
For the coffee lovers, Three Corner Coffee Roaster makes a perfect brew of Cambodian Robusta coffee sourced from plantations in the Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri provinces. Hailing from the Annamite Mountains, the predominantly red soil of the region produces beans that are rich and flavourful. Sourced sustainably, from the roastery to the cup, Three Corner Coffee Roaster prides itself as a uniquely Cambodian heritage product. Taste the flavourful beans and take in the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from Three Corner Coffee Roaster at both SPRMRKT outlets daily. SAMAI, Cambodia’s first and only premium rum distillery, pays tributes to the Cambodian terrior with flavour profiles such as the aromatic and delicious Kampot Pepper Rum.
Diners attending SPRMRKT Cambodia’s culinary events will also get a chance to experience some of the featured foodstuffs, which has been masterfully incorporated into the recipes of the visiting chefs. Keeping in theme, robust Cambodian condiments such as Hong Spices Kampot peppers and Sovannak Palm Sugar sachets are now a SPRMRKT mainstay, and available to go with your meal any time of the day.
A SPRMRKT extravaganza is not complete without edifying your mind and soul. Keeping in line with the spotlight on Cambodia, SPRMRKT at STPI and Cluny Court will each host an art exhibition from 7 January to 31 March that seeks to depict a snapshot of Cambodian life and heritage while championing a cause.
SPRMRKT at Cluny Court welcomes Los Angeles based Cambodian artist Albert Samreth and his exhibition The Archive and The Everyday. Based on the narrative surrounding Amir Aczel’s life, Samreth delves into the concept of nothingness, exploring how zero is in many ways both the center and the edge of modernism. To this end, Samreth takes images from the 1950s and 1960s Cambodian films made before Khmer Rouge, and hopes to recreate a fictional history that is optimistic and beautiful, as opposed to the one most think of today.
SPRMRKT at STPI will host multidisciplinary Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang and his artworks Untitled and Enjoy My Sand. Carrying confused tourists and bemused locals on his back under the hot sun along one of Singapore’s pristine beaches while donning large horns made with human hair, and entering the lakes in Phnom Penh during their in-filling and pouring a bucket of sand over himself, Samnang seeks to highlight how the erosion of the natural environment is in essence a microcosm of global over-consumption, where though the issue may seem localised, but the implications are far-reaching.
Both Samreth and Khvay’s impactful artworks paint the perfect backdrop for SPRMRKT Cambodia, and are sure to spark conversation and reflection.
ART STAGE is the flagship art show of Southeast Asia. Through the Fair’s commitment on developing the freedom, benefits and needs of the art landscape, ART STAGE supportsOn December 31, 2018 / By Nookmag
ART STAGE is the flagship art show of Southeast Asia. Through the Fair’s commitment on developing the freedom, benefits and needs of the art landscape, ART STAGE supports and matchmakes the Southeast Asian art scenes by bringing communities together in fostering long-lasting relationships and memories. In executing many successful initiatives and projects over eight annual editions since 2011, ART STAGE is the main catalyst for Southeast Asia’s rise in recognition in the international art world.
Held from 25 – 27 January 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level B2, ART STAGE Singapore 2019 continues to stand for the dynamism of Singapore’s art scene and support Singapore Art Week. Anchored in this year’s new direction – I AM ART. Art reflects life. Life is mine, yours, ours. – the 2019 Edition offers the centre stage for artists, galleries, curators, museums and collectors in their expressions of art through curated gallery presentations; independent art spaces-led projects; public projects by ART STAGE; and the inaugural reveal of the private collections of 20 top collectors from Singapore and Southeast Asia, including commissioned projects and artworks presented and acquired in the past eight Fair editions. ART STAGE Singapore 2019 is an invitation to encounter the multiplicities of enriching art experiences.
“It has been a long journey since our first show and this year, we celebrate our ninth edition. Lorenzo created a fair in Singapore where there wasn’t one, and he has helped build and strengthen the ecology . He taught me everything I need to know about the business, and with the help from everyone who has supported us, we intend to keep the fair going for as long as possible,” said Mr Marcus Teo, Chief Operating Officer of ART STAGE. “This year’s direction – I AM ART – encapsulates how individuality as an ideology incite self-expression as a natural course of action and how both aspects are key for identity-building. As ART STAGE enters into its ninth year, we recognise that an art fair has the capacity to transcend the marketplace and with this year’s direction, we not only would like to present an introspection of the self through our marketing efforts and fair programming, but also contribute back to the local art scene with a stronger focus on the Singaporean art narrative.”
For the ninth edition, the Fair continues to connect with many international as well as local partners and focuses on coordinating with partners from affiliated creative industries to boost networking opportunities for key opinion leaders, collectors and audiences.
ART STAGE Singapore 2019 is honoured to welcome The Warehouse Hotel and Kingsmen Creatives as Main Partners. Official Partners include new partner Bang & Olufsen and returning partner Aesop.
Encapsulating the spirit of Liverpool FC fans everywhere, global athletic company, New Balance reveals the Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker.As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette inOn December 30, 2018 / By Nookmag
Encapsulating the spirit of Liverpool FC fans everywhere, global athletic company, New Balance reveals the Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker.As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette in New Balance Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker (SGD169) reflects New Balance heritage while further representing Liverpool FC with the intersection where lifestyle meets sport. The refreshed design combines craftsmanship, technology, and fit that New Balance is legendary for, and offers wearers the modern, sleek street style with contrasting colours and textures that enables versatility and support of a sporty design.The Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker features a more substantial upper design with chunky elements reminiscent of iconic New Balance styles. The upper includes a single piece toebox, molded TPU eyerow and collar, and a sprung sock construction. The style offers a REVlite midsole with exaggerated proportions and flared rear for maximum comfort. The outsole is a new mix of current performance aesthetic, along with the original 247 DNA.
The New Balance Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker will be available exclusively across New Balance Experience Stores (except Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade, and Bugis Junction) and Weston stores.
For more information, visit New Balance.
Beginning the “Year of Pig” with another brand-new chapter for life. Timberland celebrates this festive moment with a collaboration with Hong Kong based tattoo artist – Jimmy Yuen;On December 30, 2018 / By Nookmag
Beginning the “Year of Pig” with another brand-new chapter for life. Timberland celebrates this festive moment with a collaboration with Hong Kong based tattoo artist – Jimmy Yuen; best known for his sought-after Mandala tattoo art.
Infusing bliss, harmony and fortune into the beatific Geometric Flower Collection ─ “Bliss in Bloom”, which encompassed wearables like Softshell Bomber Jacket, Sweatshirts, Logo Tee, Mandala Print Tee alongside Timberland’s 6-inch iconic boot.
Crafted with premium leather and outstanding craftsmanship, the premium 6-inch boot provides waterproof functionality yet demonstrate an authentic heritage of the brand with a Mandala twist that featured on the collar. The boots also iterate with traditional New Year accents, red and black smooth leather with a goldish wheat nubuck, and the unique circular hangtag showing all the bliss in bloom.
Blessed by the fortune and consummate of the blossom, the Mandala-inspired silhouette boasted the pattern throughout the collection, bringing a contrastive elated red and black Tree Logo tee together with the subtle-themed items highlighting in dark sapphire and martini olive colorway.
Re-imagined from the MA-1 bomber jacket, the CNY Softshell jacket adopts a functional approach featuring a sleeve pocket with zip closure with internal Mandala print. The Mandala portray are concealed all over the collection, which elevates your festive look in this “Year of Boar” in an alternative way.
Available at all Timberland stores island-wide from 15 January 2019 onwards.
For more information on Timberland, visit Timberland.
The largest Singapore designer sale is back and larger than before with over 50 local labels offering up to 90% discount! The sophomore edition will see more productOn December 30, 2018 / By Nookmag
The largest Singapore designer sale is back and larger than before with over 50 local labels offering up to 90% discount! The sophomore edition will see more product offerings from your favourite labels ranging from accessory brands, publishing houses, home and décor labels, fashion and footwear brands as well as a selection of F&B partners to keep you amped up for a spree! The KEEPERS Red Letter Sale will be held on the second weekend of 2019, from 11th to 13th January at the National Design Centre from 11am to 7pm. Spanning two levels – levels one and two.
Home and lifestyle labels promise a stimulating time for your mind and your sense of smell. Get caught up in the webs of local tales and fables at Epigram Books and customise your very own scents and fragrances with local perfumeries, Artisan of Sense, The LAB Fragrances and SIX.
Beauty aficionados with a big heart for the environment can build up on their skincare repertoire with conscious and natural skincare labels such as Alcheme Skincare which also includes a free skin consultation for your custom skincare blend, Frank Skincare which is a small batch luxury skincare brand that is entirely made in Singapore, including the packaging, and RE:ERTH, powered by exclusive nature-derived actives such as the Japanese White Turmeric. For the busy urbanites, if you are hard pressed to find the time to get your nails done, perhaps Nodspark is the answer, the non-toxic vinyl nail wraps are quick and fuss-free! What’s more, for every 8 empty Nodspark packaging sent back, you get a $4 discount off your next purchase!
Whether you’re looking to experiment with new styles, stock up on staples or add a little pizzazz with new statement pieces, we’ve got you covered with womenswear labels like A.Oei Studio, Aijek, Ans.ein, Dotted Line, GINLEE Studio, Hansel, Max Tan, Run After, Sabrina Goh, The Form, Triologie, Twotaels Co, Vilry.co, Weekend Sundries and Whole9Yards.
Men don’t fret! Local labels such as Ashenfeld, evenodd (both menswear and womenswear) and Graye Studio (unisex label) has your casual and smart casual menswear sorted. Mommas, your Chinese New Year shopping for the whole family just got easier with Peas and Plums.
Don’t forget to complete your look with cool kicks! Great design is a given, but truly, comfort is the name of the game with Anothersole and The World at Your Feet.
Bring your accessory game up a notch with labels ranging from jewellery to bags, scarves and shades. Elevate your look with Blithe & Merry’s tassel earrings, Eden & Ellie’s beaded jewellery, pearl and semi-precious gems with Stones that Rock, or perhaps Carrie K.’s meaningful modern heirlooms that moms love and daughters want to steal. Stock up on CNY lucky bling with Carrie K.’s Hexa Rings in auspicious colours based on your zodiac in 2019.
What better way to lug all your new-found goodies home than in Desti Saint’s leather clutches and bags, Gnome & Bow’s storytelling bags and wallets, It Takes Balls’ hand-knit bags or Ling Wu’s exotic leather bags?
Refuelling stations will be operated by Demochoco, Fossa Chocolate, GTCL, Intermission Bar by The Projector, Spatula & Whisk and Wine & Philosophy.
We’re of the opinion that you don’t need a reason to shop, but if you really need one, this must be it!
Remember to mark these dates in red because you wouldn’t want to miss it!
2019 is almost here, and everyone is looking for the coolest place to hang out! Holey Moley Golf Club, Singapore’s first and most unique mini golf club andOn December 28, 2018 / By Nookmag
2019 is almost here, and everyone is looking for the coolest place to hang out! Holey Moley Golf Club, Singapore’s first and most unique mini golf club and bar is unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
This concept was first introduced by the parent company Funlab in Brisbane, Australia. It’s a crazy mini golf course and cocktail bar that turns a traditional game of putt-putt into a labyrinth of holes you can play – with a drink in your hand!
Located at the former site of nightclub Shanghai Dolly, the space has the capacity to host 450 guests and features 27 holes split across two floors. Each hole pays homage to a range of pop culture themes – from TV shows (Game of Thrones, The Simpsons) to classic childhood films (E.T., Jaws) and nostalgic board games (Monopoly). Adding in some local flavour, the putting hole ‘Upside Down’ will take on all the deliciousness of a Hawker Centre dinner, with a literal twist. Don’t forget to look up!
This technicolour and super Instagram-friendly venue also serves delectable food and will have live DJs in case you fancy busting a move or a tune.
The menu at Holey Moley will be serving crowd-pleasers like their signature American Burgers with bright neon-coloured buns, as well as a giant three-pound Monster Burger that has to be seen to be believed! There will also be a range of sharing and salad options, pizza served by the metre and more.
Cocktail enthusiasts can get excited about some unique creations, such as the Candy Man, a margarita with blended jelly beans and topped with fairy floss. The barkeeps at Holey Moley will also put a spin on classic cocktails, serving up treats like the ‘Austin Sours’, ‘Putta Colada’ and more. For teetotallers and caddy drivers, there’s a mocktail menu that’s equally exciting.
Perfect for group activities with your friends & colleagues, click here to reserve your spot in advance: www.holeymoley.com.sg
Holey Moley Golf Club
Block B #01‑01
Clarke Quay 3 River Valley Road
Travel back in time and join the revolution as Eliza promises a New Year’s Eve to remember with Real Retro. Ring in 2019 with carefully curated cocktails, delectableOn December 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
Travel back in time and join the revolution as Eliza promises a New Year’s Eve to remember with Real Retro. Ring in 2019 with carefully curated cocktails, delectable Shanghai bites and an eclectic mix of tunes from Eliza’s resident live band and DJ. Dance to your heart’s content with favourite retro hits from acts such as; Depeche Mode, Belinda Carlisle, Pet Shop Boys, Bangles, Madonna, Simply Red, George Michael and many more! The vision of Eliza is to provide everyone with a VIP experience from the moment they step in the door, so if you can’t treat yourself on the biggest night of the year, when can you?
113 Telok Ayer Street
31 December | 5 pm – 4 am
Calling all thrill seekers and adventure lovers, you are in for a crazy time! With over three million dollars’ worth of plushies from animated hit series, a GrandOn December 25, 2018 / By Nookmag
Calling all thrill seekers and adventure lovers, you are in for a crazy time! With over three million dollars’ worth of plushies from animated hit series, a Grand Lucky Draw cash prize of S$10,000 and more Bonus Credits to be won, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival returns with the best bang for your buck.
The largest Carnival in Singapore returns with the debut of its brand new centrepiece – the Wave Swinger. Flown in from Italy for its first time in Southeast Asia, the family-friendly thrill ride incorporates mural paintings of iconic landmarks such as Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. The ride is one among the three new rides to join the repertoire today, which includes Freak Out and Jumper Jumper.
The Carnival is situated at the Bayfront Event Space and spans across four football fields (or 23,000 square metres) with 50 rides and games from countries all around the world. It will also progressively roll out its monthly themes ‘Crazy’, ‘Loving’ and ‘Epic’, inviting all visitors to build lifelong memories together.
All Fun and Games
Kickstarting the festivities with the first theme ‘Make Crazy Memories’, this vibrant playground will also feature an array of entertaining programmes and promotions such as food challenges, themed dress contests and more. Moreover, the Carnival will set the stage for local music acts to perform, championing the support and love for home-grown talents such as Among Four, Daniel Sid and DJ Gainzter. Visitors can keep their eyes peeled for a roving Chewbacca Santa, Festive Open Mic Nights, interactive workshops for all ages and more!
Stand a chance to win Bonus Credits at the Carnival simply by dressing to the theme each month, making your mark on the billboard of crazy scorers, and more. Leading with its first themed dress contest “Future-Forward”, the first 150 visitors dressed most in line to our theme will receive 10 Bonus Credits on 29 December.
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will open from now till 24 March 2019, from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, with extended hours till 2:00am exclusively on New Year’s Eve (31 Dec). Admission is free for all, and credits for rides and games can be purchased onsite and online.
Bid goodbye to 2018 and ring in 2019 with a playful twist at Clarke Quay’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring a line-up of bands, DJs and MCsOn December 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
Bid goodbye to 2018 and ring in 2019 with a playful twist at Clarke Quay’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring a line-up of bands, DJs and MCs who will rave up the party atmosphere with music and entertainment at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square. This year’s NYE’s block party theme PLAY will see specially constructed three-dimensional, solid-shaped play block structures designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.
There’s never been a better time to unleash your inner child then this New Year’s eve. Vibrant coloured interlocking play blocks symbolizing the four main enclaves of Clarke Quay will be fabricated to create the main stage and various play areas. Expect to find a pedal-powered LED wall that will light up the harder you pedal; converting cycling power into beautiful illuminating patterns and lights.
Set your imagination free the minute you enter Clarke Quay where roaming, dancing, green “toy soldiers” and The Unicorn Parade (3m tall unicorn mascots) will interact with party-goers; providing many instagram-worthy photo moments to strike a pose and put on your best smile for the new year.
On stage, DJs Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang from 987FM will host the countdown into 2019 with the party kicking into gear high at 9pm with award winning local band Shirlyn & The UnXpected performing energetic covers. There will be lots of stage games to get the show going before midnight strikes on New Year’s eve.
At midnight, raise your glasses and toast to the new year singing the traditional song of Auld Lang Syne, a time honoured custom practiced around the world. The party continues all around Clarke Quay at various bars and clubs.
Clarke Quay invites all to their PLAY themed block party 31st December, 9pm onwards, admission is free.
It was a day of great excitement as leading global sports brand, SKECHERS, officially opened its first urban lifestyle MARK NASON X SKECHERS concept store at Bugis Junction,On December 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
It was a day of great excitement as leading global sports brand, SKECHERS, officially opened its first urban lifestyle MARK NASON X SKECHERS concept store at Bugis Junction, the first such store in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Skechers Brand Ambassador, actor-entrepreneur Wu Zun, made a special appearance at the store opening. Over 150 invited media, partners and guests packed the new store, which was filled to capacity as they witnessed the opening ceremony officiated by Wu Zun and management representatives from Skechers and franchise partner Wing Tai Retail.
The occasion also included a fashion show at Bugis Square, where the audience enjoyed a showcase of the highlights from the Mark Nason F/W’18 and S/S’19 collection and Skechers’ well-loved D’Lites series, bringing together the various styles in athleisure and sports luxe footwear.
Joining in the celebration was the crowd of more than 1,100 shoppers and fans surrounding the fashion show stage, who were thrilled to see Wu Zun all decked out in Skechers’ streetwear apparel and Mark Nason sneakers, as he made a grand entrance during the finale sequence.
New MARK NASON X SKECHERS Urban Lifestyle Concept Store Is Next Step In Skechers’ New Initiatives Leading To 2019
Skechers Singapore proudly presents the new MARK NASON X SKECHERS concept store, exclusively partnering Wing Tai Retail Pte Ltd, an established player in Singapore and the region for fashion retail, to bring the Mark Nason brand into Singapore.
The store at Bugis Junction was officially opened by the management representatives of Skechers and Wing Tai Retail – Mr Vincent Leung, President of Skechers Southeast Asia; Ms Susan Chua, Vice President of Skechers ASEAN; Mrs Helen Khoo, Executive Director of Wing Tai Retail Pte Ltd; as well as Wu Zun, Skechers Asia-Pacific Brand Ambassador.
On the new franchise partnership and store opening, Mr Leung said, “2019 will mark the 10th year that Skechers is here in Singapore. As we embark on our 10th year, we are bringing you many new initiatives, one of the biggest ones being MARK NASON X SKECHERS, our premium urban lifestyle store. We are also very happy that we have found the right partner in Wing Tai Retail, who we are working with to build these beautiful (MARK NASON X SKECHERS) stores.”
Guests were invited to take a tour around the new store, and were able to check out the wide range of footwear in dress, casual and active styles on display, alongside Skechers’ streetwear and casual wear apparel. Spanning over 1,700 square feet, the store is specially designed with a sleek, sophisticated colour palette, softened with elements of light-coloured wood to reflect the focus on its urban lifestyle concept.
Brand Ambassador Wu Zun Charms Guests & Shoppers At Store Opening & Fashion Show
Making his first visit to Singapore as Skechers’ Asia-Pacific Brand Ambassador, Wu Zun graced the occasion to launch the store opening and new Mark Nason Collection, which was eagerly anticipated by both guests and shoppers alike. The cordoned-off storefront was filled with Wu Zun’s fans and curious shoppers, who had waited for his arrival to catch a glimpse of him up-close.
Commenting on the new concept store and collection, Wu Zun said, “I’ve been wearing Skechers shoes for a long time, and the Mark Nason sneakers have the same level of comfort that Skechers has always been known for, while also adding more fashionable and stylish details in its designs. The store, too, is markedly different from the Skechers stores I’ve seen, as it seems more modern and contemporary with colour tones of grey and white.”
Later in the evening, he walked down the runway amid great applause, looking suave in a full off-white ensemble and high-top sneakers, the BLOCK – CANYONSIDE sneaker in camo print from the men’s range. Despite having just stepped off an early morning flight, Wu Zun gave a warm greeting to the crowd, and even posed for wefies with Singapore fans, demonstrating his appeal as the captivating gentleman, which is well-aligned with the brand essence of Mark Nason.
Runway Models & Celeb Guests Wear Highlight Pieces from the Mark Nason Collection
The latest designs from the collection was not only donned by Wu Zun, but also by 15 male and female models, who paired athleisure and street-style apparel with a range of styles from the Mark Nason Collection.
With premium Italian leather being a key focus of the collection, the footwear the models showed off included various leather shoes from Mark Nason, including the men’s RAZOR – BUCKEYE, a leather brogue sneaker that is both classy and stylish, suitable for looking smart even in everyday occasions.
The floral sneaker trend is also reflected in RAZOR – ROSIE (above photo, right) from the Mark Nason women’s collection, where vibrant red roses are intricately embroidered in excellent detail onto the shoe’s black leather upper.
Other shoes from the collection appeared on the feet of several celebrity guests that were in attendance at the event, who had each picked their favourite pair from the Mark Nason Collection, including actor/singer Desmond Ng, and YES 933 DJs Zhong Kunhua and Chua Weibin.
Event emcee Lim Peifen sported the lovely MODERN JOGGER – DEBBIE, a knit slip-on shoe adorned with a diamond-point bow, adding a greater feminine touch to her outfit.
Singaporean actor/host Nick Teo, who arrived in the sleek all-black MODERN JOGGER – BOOMTOWN, remarked that this style was most suitable for him, reflecting a more mature and steady aspect of his personality.
Shoppers and fans can check out these sneakers and the rest of the Mark Nason Collection, now available at Bugis Junction #02-11.
11 pairs of strangers, 11 scripts, 11 storylines and 11 new relationships Telok Ayer Arts Club, in collaboration with multi-hyphenate artist Dawn Ng presents 11 – aOn December 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
11 pairs of strangers, 11 scripts, 11 storylines and 11 new relationships
Telok Ayer Arts Club, in collaboration with multi-hyphenate artist Dawn Ng presents 11 – a never-seen-before experiential performance piece with four exclusive showings commencing 17 January 2019, in the lead up to a Valentine’s Day finale. Taking its cue from the rhythm and pulse of city life, Telok Ayer Arts Club teams up with the mercurial Singaporean artist in an exquisite showcase of performance art and human relationships that brings together 11 pairs of strangers in a bid to find affinity.
Under Dawn’s artistic direction, the Arts Club will be transformed into a black box performance space as each night sees 11 pairs of strangers, immerse themselves in 11 intriguing storylines of city-life – each depicting interactions shot through with truth, hope, humour, vulnerability, loss and longing.
The evening’s performance begins at the bar—a prelude of sorts—where a stiff welcome cocktail is made exceptionally potent and mandatory for all. Once pleasantries are exchanged and faces are flushed, participants then proceed to the darkened dining room, which is converted into a literal “black box”. Here, they will sit in pairs on opposite ends of 11 confession booths, and share 11 intimate dialogues with 11 different strangers by reading from a script laid out before them. Penned by Dawn herself, the 11 scripts paint the artist’s personal vignettes of Singapore city life – where she deftly interweaves the concept of existential modernity, capturing the whimsical, the quotidian, the traumatic and the ironic aspects of our daily grind.
What is often a fleeting exchange at the bar is now intensified as participants become the “actors” within this performance; encountering 11 stories, playing 11 characters and unfolding 11 relationships as they move through the Dawn’s intricately-woven Singapore-scape—both real and imagined—from one booth to the next.
With 11, Dawn pushes the envelope on her ability to craft narratives using text and her longstanding fascination with nostalgia, emotion and time – in this instance through the medium of a captivating, first-of-its-kind elaborate performance piece that she instigates using scripts. She masterfully incorporates audience participation and the bizarreness of speed dating in this performance-meets-social experiment, teasing out the tensions, idiosyncrasies and joys of being human in this day and age. One can expect to leave with a hotchpotch of emotional experiences and intrigue that may reveal a new way of seeing themselves – albeit through a stranger or ten. Or as Dawn aptly puts it: “Some may get lost, some may find themselves, some may fall in love and some may want their money back.”
As a cheeky nod to the title of the show, music director Hasnor Sidik will also be organising a special day-to-night edition of Kelab Ma11am, the Arts Club’s signature club night on Saturday, 19 January 2019. Taking place from 11.00am – 11.00pm, Kelab Ma11am features SGD 11++ menu specials curated by head chef Bertram Leong and beverage manager Din Hassan alongside kelab beats dropped by 11 DJs including Aldrin, Daytime Dancing, DJ KFC, Dodgy Yamamoto, Ginette Chittick, Orio, Maurice Simon, Mr. Has, RAH, Shigeki and Brendon P – perfect for all your brunching to pumping needs.
Not forgetting the kids among us, before the transformation into Kelab Ma11am in the evening, the Arts Club is kid-friendly during the day! Featuring a tantalising brunch menu, and kids’ activities including GLO face-painting and glowsticks and, all parent DJs dishing out age-appropriate disco beats during the day, both parents and kids are in for a raving good time at the Arts Club.
‘11’ will take place on four Thursdays across January and February 2019—17 January, 24 January, 31 January and 14 February—from 8.00pm until 9.30pm at Telok Ayer Arts Club. Tickets are priced at SGD 48 per pax (includes a cocktail) and are available for purchase via email or calling +65 6221 0712.
’11’—A Performance Piece by Dawn Ng
Telok Ayer Arts Club
2 McCallum Street
Thursdays, 17, 24, 31 January and 14 February 2019
8.00pm – 9.30pm
Telok Ayer Arts Club
2 McCallum Street
Saturday, 19 January 2019
11.00am – 11.00pm
Admission: Free entry
Kilo Kitchen and Kilo Lounge are together again, bringing comfort food, soulful beats and great times to Tanjong Pagar! After nearly eight years at Kampong Bugis Road,On December 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
Kilo Kitchen and Kilo Lounge are together again,
bringing comfort food, soulful beats and great times to Tanjong Pagar!
After nearly eight years at Kampong Bugis Road, Kilo Kitchen has moved out of its original home for a new chapter at 97 Duxton Road. This move once again reunites Kilo Kitchen with sister property Kilo Lounge, just steps away at 21 Tanjong Pagar Road. With both venues a short stroll apart, Kilo can once again offer guests the ideal night out—great modern comfort food, fresh cocktails and a vibrant after hours experience—set against the backdrop of Chinatown’s bustling Tanjong Pagar district.
The name ‘Kilo’ is derived from the half-blue, half-yellow nautical flag for ‘K’, which signals the message “I wish to communicate with you”. As a concept, Kilo aims to communicate moments defined by hearty food, soulful music, warm conversations and unforgettable occasions. Kilo Kitchen welcomes guests from all walks of life for a communal dining and drinking experience among family and friends, both old and new. After dinner, guests can move on to Kilo Lounge to seek comfort in the ultimate living room, decked with an eclectic roster of local and international music acts.
“As a brand, Kilo has expanded over the years to include new concepts in Singapore and new locations in Indonesia, but the core of Kilo remains faithfully the same – it is always about food and community, drinks and music,” shares co-founder Joshua Adjodha. “We enjoyed great synergy between Kilo Kitchen and Kilo Lounge when we were located in the same building, and are excited at the prospects of what we can offer with a whole neighbourhood as our backyard.”
Dining at Kilo Kitchen will continue to give guests the sense that they are being welcomed home, time and again. This is achieved through the same thoughtful approach that the team has stayed true to in designing every new Kilo concept – from putting the story they wish to tell on the plate, to designing how each guest experiences it, every step of the way.
Kilo Kitchen’s menu takes inspiration from different cuisines around the world and draws on the heritage of co-founders Joshua Adjodha, Javier Perez and Sharon Lee, as well as returning executive chef Manel Valero. Since departing Kilo in May 2016, Manel went on a culinary sabbatical across Europe and staged at some of the region’s top Michelin-starred restaurants including Relæ, Maaemo and Geranium. He returns to helm the new Kilo Kitchen, where he brings with him a renewed perspective on Kilo’s brand of modern comfort food. Big, bold flavours can be found on nearly every plate, with dishes favouring the tastes and cooking techniques of Latin America and Asia.
A highlight of the new Kilo Kitchen is its open-format natural flame kitchen with a wood-fired grill – a style of cooking that chef Manel has honed throughout his culinary career. The kitchen is the centre of the action, and allows guests to observe the kitchen team at work. The majority of cooked dishes are prepared on the wood-fired grill, and this technique also adds depth of flavour and a touch of char to Kilo’s classics. Three types of wood are used to achieve the optimal fire – apple, cherry and jarrah. Apple and cherry woods impart a delicious aroma and burn slowly, while bush jarrah is an old Western Australian favourite hard wood for barbecues and wood-fired ovens that burns clean to
leave very little ash behind.
Kilo Kitchen’s eclectic menu ranges from snacks and small plates to large plates and sweets – each dish suited to tasting and sharing. Kilo’s signature snacks include creamy Crab Croquettes (two for SGD 8) with basil vinaigrette; Grilled Baby Corn (SGD 12) with chipotle and furikake – an Asian twist on the classic Mexican street corn elotes; moreish Crispy Chicken Skin (SGD 12) with addictive salted egg yolk mousse; and ponzu-seasoned Grilled Avocado (SGD 10) with crispy buckwheat puffs and yuba, a Japanese soy milk skin.
Small plates shine through bright raw and cured seafood dishes such as the complex and creamy Wasabi Tuna Tartare (SGD 22) with baby greens and a nori dusted crisp and Kilo’s Seafood Ceviche (SGD 23) of tuna, octopus and snapper in a refreshing dressing. Warm small plates include fork-tender Beef Tongue Tacos (two for SGD 18) with apple miso slaw, jalapeño pesto and garlic tallow; jet black Squid Ink Rice (SGD 29) with crispy baby squid, ikura and torched aioli and a miso-kissed Ricotta Gnocchi (SGD 26) with roasted mushrooms.
Large plates all come from the wood-fired grill and range from Grilled Fish of the Day (MP) and BBQ Pork Ribs (SGD 36) with charred scallions, to fall-off-the-bone Grilled Lamb Shank (SGD 35) with roasted peppers, fresh herbs and za’atar bread. Globetrotting, healthy sides include Burnt Carrots (SGD 12) with curried ghee; Grilled Beets (SGD 12) with herb vinaigrette and feta; and Charred Kale Salad (SGD 14) with grilled plums and ricotta.
With the opening menu, chef Manel focuses on elevating existing Kilo classics—many of which his own creations during his former stint as Kilo’s culinary director—while experimenting with new flame-licked flavours imparted from the wood-fired grill. Come January 2019, Manel will work closely with co-founder Joshua Adjodha to put forward a fuller menu that will see the Spaniard chef come into his own with new wood-fired creations, seasonal specials and weekend brunch offerings.
Adjacent to the open kitchen is an impressive Turkish marble and brass bar that extends across the width of the space. Here, a high energy bar team led by general manager Luca Colonna delivers a well-rounded beverage programme of signature cocktails, artisanal sakes, craft spirits, and over 30 wines sourced from South Africa to Argentina and beyond – perfect for any time of the evening.
Within Kilo’s signature cocktails are an intercontinental selection inspired by drinking cultures found halfway around the world and back. Drift away on a Moroccan holiday with Nuita Marrakech (SGD 19), an intoxicating concoction of vanilla infused vodka, homemade banana cinnamon liqueur, jasmine tea, lemon, egg white and oriental bitters. Flirt with the deceptively potent Makgeolli Passion (SGD 20) made with vodka, makgeolli syrup, citrus, passion fruit and egg white. Brace your taste buds for the Spicy Margarita (SGD 19), a tongue-tingling, salt-rimmed slushie of jalapeño infused tequila, citrus, sour mix and lime.
House infusions and barrel-aging come to play with newfangled inventions such as the New Fashion (SGD 20), an update to the timeless crowd-pleaser that’s stirred with vanilla infused bourbon, bitters, orange peel and a smoked cinnamon stick; A Night to Remember (SGD 18), a sweet treat shaken with caramel infused rum, homemade orange liqueur, orgeat syrup and egg white; and the Continental Sour (SGD 21), a bourbon and port classic that’s elevated with Bulleit bourbon aged for two weeks in a syrah barrel.
The 3,000 square feet eating and drinking destination sits on a prime spot on the intersection of Duxton Hill and Duxton Road – the latest addition to the burgeoning Duxton community of cultural, creative, lifestyle and dining offerings. Responsible for the design of the new Kilo Kitchen is Singapore and Jakarta-based Studio Dinding, whose designers have worked on projects for noted firms Jaya and Distillery.
While the interior stays true to the exposed, industrial aesthetic of Kilo’s original Kallang location, the space is anchored in a rejuvenated rawness that is tempered with utilitarian, domestic elements. Hand-sanded concrete walls, natural stone, brass finishings and recycled timber exude the confident Kilo charm; while polished marble, Italian ceramic tiles, vintage rugs and bold, bright fabrics inject warmth in tones of gray, gold, mustard and pink. Located in a sunny corner of Duxton Road, floor-toceiling windows open the space into the street, with ample alfresco seating for watching the world go by.
Kilo Kitchen is located 97 Duxton Road, Singapore 089541. Kilo is open for dinner Tuesdays to Fridays from 5.30pm – 12.00am, and Saturdays 6.00pm – 12.00am. Kilo Kitchen is closed Sundays and Mondays.
All prices listed are subject to service charge and GST. For more information please visit Kilo Kitchen.
97 Duxton Road
+65 6467 3987
+65 9625 0279 (call after 4.00pm)
Whether you prefer cheers or chills this Christmas, get a cuppa’ eggnog ready and amp up the festive mood with Netflix’s stocking-full of Christmas shows to catch thisOn December 21, 2018 / By Nookmag
Whether you prefer cheers or chills this Christmas, get a cuppa’ eggnog ready and amp up the festive mood with Netflix’s stocking-full of Christmas shows to catch this season.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (Seasonal Episode)
The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice—the longest night of the year—when families gather around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors—both welcome and unwelcome— you never know what might come down the chimney…
The Holiday Calendar
A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future — and pointing her toward love.
The Christmas Chronicles
Two siblings team up with Santa Claus for a high-flying holiday adventure. A new Christmas classic from the makers of Harry Potter and Home Alone.
The Princess Switch
One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, switches places with Stacy, a “commoner” from Chicago, who looks exactly like her. With the assistance of a magical Santa’s helper, Margaret falls in love with Stacy’s handsome co-worker, while Stacy falls in love with Margaret’s fiance, the dashing Prince. A tour de force double role for the leading actress.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber’s getting ready to walk down the aisle with him. But she’s not so sure she’s cut out to be queen.
Nailed It! Holiday!
It’s the “Nailed It!” holiday special you’ve been waiting for, with missing ingredients, impossible asks and desserts that look delightfully sad.
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas
The holidays take a hit as Kaz juggles the Secret Santa competition, his Aunt Angelique’s visit and his nemesis Arcangelo’s Christmas plotting.
Which is your favourite Christmas movie? Tell us here!
With Christmas just less than a week away, time might not be on your side to whip up that festive feast you’ve been dreaming of. To help youOn December 21, 2018 / By Nookmag
With Christmas just less than a week away, time might not be on your side to whip up that festive feast you’ve been dreaming of. To help you become the super host you’ve always wanted to be, foodpanda Singapore has rounded up the best festive gourmet deals for the upcoming festivities at your fingertips.
Whether hosting a large Christmas gathering or simply planning to cuddle in front of the telly with cheesy rom-coms on replay, foodpanda’s got you covered this December. Below are a few special festive deals; check out the delivery platform for all promotions – including many free delivery options.
Spizza – Tantalising Italian flavours
Nothing screams ‘treat yo self’ more this season than feasting on Spizza’s King Prawn Triangoli. Immersed in white wine, saffron and dill sauce, the fragrant pasta resembles true decadence. For all pizza lovers, try the Natalizia – a Christmas spectacular topped with Buffalo Mozzarella, Turkey Breast, mixed Capsicum, Cranberry sauce & Parsley.
Swissbake – Classic Christmas Treats
Christmas just isn’t really Christmas without sweet treats, amiright? Swissbake has everything you would want on Christmas morning and more – from traditional Merry Fruit Cake to classic Indulgent Chocolate Truffle Log Cake, and cute Disney Mickey Cookies, an option that will even delight the grinch.
Popeyes – Festive Comfort Food
Fan-favourite fried chicken brand Popeyes, refines Christmas comfort food with special Chickmas bundle meals. Indulge in a festive meal of fried chicken, blueberry biscuits, and seasonal item Mac N Chickmas – a rich baked Mac and Cheese – all the way through New Year’s, a befitting cheat meal before the resolutions kick-in.
Starbucks – The Quintessential Christmas Treat
Nothing signals the start of the Christmas season quite like Starbucks’ signature festive concoctions (fine, other than All I Want for Christmas Is You). The Seattle coffee house is not only back with their beloved Christmas lattes – Toffee Nut Crunch, Peppermint, and Gingerbread – they are accompanied by the irresistibly adorable baked goodness like the Santa’s Belt-vet Cake and Christmas Tree Brownies.
Umi Sushi – Serving up an Asian Christmas
We have a strong suspicion that during the festive season, there’ll come a point where the last words you want to hear are “turkey and ham”. Fret not, Umi Sushi is here to save the day. With the likes of their Golden Fairies Sushi Platter and enticing items like Aburi Salmon Sushi with Avocado Mayo andSmoked Duck Sushi with Mango Mayo, your guests will be thanking you for a change in flavours.
Cedele – Sweet Treats Without The Guilt
For those who are health conscious, Cedele has released assorted Christmas cookies that come in four delectable flavours. Homemade without any artificial trans-fat, these cookies certainly do not skimp on the flavours. The gorgeous red tin transforms any coffee table into a Christmas-ready one!
If revelling in the Christmas atmosphere is still something you can’t miss, why not choose to “Pick Up” your order? Simply place your order via the app and choose the Pick-Up option to saunter through your neighbourhood, glide past the queues and get your food all within 15 minutes!
Leading global athletic product brand, New Balance continues to push the boundaries of performance and style this season with the New Balance 801 Trail; and New Balance 574On December 14, 2018 / By Nookmag
Leading global athletic product brand, New Balance continues to push the boundaries of performance and style this season with the New Balance 801 Trail; and New Balance 574 Decades Pack.
New Balance 801 Trail
Take on the road less travelled with the stylish and durable New Balance 801 Trail (SGD139) on your side. Whether you are a serious hiker or occasional trail runner, these sneakers deliver. The first all-terrain trainer supports your feet – and all of your endeavours, by revolutionising trail running shoes with its innovative technology and perfect blend of engineered style combined with function.
Debuted in 1998, the hiking-inspired all-terrain silhouette has now returned in its original colourways. Back and better than ever, these bold kicks features superior cushioning and long-wear durability. Constructed with ABZORB cushioning above an aggressive ground-gripping rubber outsole, the New Balance 801 Trail gives the wearer utmost comfort, protection, and the confidence to tackle even the toughest terrains, making your most gruelling runs come out like a breeze.
Puddles are no match for the New Balance 801 Trail, which also boasts a synthetic leather, nubuck, and textile water-resistant upper, which keeps feet dry and cool no matter what the conditions – a must have for both recreational and professional adventurers.
New Balance 574 Decades Pack
For more than three decades, the New Balance 574 has been one of the industry’s most esteemed sneakers. The epitome of the iconic New Balance design, the 574 is equipped with optimum durability and support.
The New Balance 574 Decades Pack (SGD179) is a blend of classic style of the original 574 sneaker with a 21st century vibe to create a modern interpretation of New Balance’s most iconic shoe. The New Balance 574 Decades Pack feature a minimalist profile with geometric accents, making it the ideal sneaker to tie outfits together this Christmas season.
The stylish kicks are packed with performance and ageless style, an excellent choice for wearers of all ages. With an upper constructed from a stylish combination of suede, leather, canvas, and nylon, the 574 is made with premium materials and performance refreshed with a synthetic leather design and today’s comfort technology. New Balance’s signature ENCAP cushioning technology in the midsole provides ultra-plush support to help you effortlessly navigate
between Christmas brunches and Christmas parties in absolute style.
New Balance latest collections of athletic and lifestyle footwear are now available at all New Balance Experience Stores island-wide. For more information, visit New Balance.