Chijmes is a cloistered F&B oasis in the heart of the city of Singapore. The former location of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus had embarked on a $45 million makeover earlier this year following a change in ownership. It appears that most of the ground level renovations have been completed with a bit of work still happening at the basement level. We recently checked out the restaurants and food outlets at Chijmes that were ready.
[October 2016 update – see new entries Japan Foods Garden and Lucky 8 Chinese restaurants at the bottom of this post]
Shaw Centre’s retail section re-opened in September 2014, after undergoing a period of renovation. We check out the F&B outlets that have commenced business. Some of the units are technically located in the adjoining Shaw House, but they are so interlinked that we treat them all as part of the same mall. Continue reading →
(Updated on 1 June 2017) One KM Mall in Tanjong Katong is situated where Lion City Hotel and Hollywood Theatre once were. It has 4 levels of retail and food & beverage outlets. The mall is linked to the residential tower known as Katong Regency and is a five minute walk from the Paya Lebar MRT station.
There is no lack of eating places at the new Mall – whether you just want dessert or something more substantial. Cold Storage, J-Mart and HockHua Tonic are also in the mall. Continue reading →
(Updated 25 May 2016) Katong is one of Singapore’s most exciting food hubs, home to famous peranakan restaurants and laksa stalls and much more. I12 Katong mall or Katong 112 (previously known as Katong Mall), is a hub within a hub boasting a diverse range of restaurants and cafes. What to eat in Katong 112? The dining options are many. There are popular dining outlets there like Canton Paradise and Toast Box. Newly opened food and beverage outlets have added to the allure of Katong 112 and increased the buzz quotient there.
May 2015 update: Recent changes in tenants. Local food outlet La Kopi had ceased operations in HillV2 Mall and another outlet Breakfast and Bento has taken its place at unit 02-09. There are two new tenants Burgerup Classix and Dagiya Gogiya (a Korean BBQ restaurant) setting up at units 01-11 and 01-09. See the latest tenant list below).
Residents at the Hillview area finally get a mall of their own. HillV2 is the shopping mall component of a large mixed use complex development by the Far East Organisation. The residential component at the higher levels (a condominium development called “the Hillier”) is still under construction. HillV2 looks like it is almost completed and is now undergoing a soft opening with quite a few outlets already open for business and others in the pipeline. Today we take you on a walk-about to check out the F&B outlets. First impressions are that the new and interesting restaurants will make Hillview residents very happy. The iO Italian Osteria, in particular, looks very beautiful and enticing and has very friendly Italian personnel.
From January 2015, HillV2 operates a shuttle bus service from the mall to Bukit Gombak MRT and back. There are many stops in between to pick up residents in the Hillview and surrounding Bukit Batok areas. See Shuttle Bus Map below. Continue reading →