5 Things You Should Know This Week: 25 September 2017

Just the latest news in anything home and family to start your week off right

Updated on September 26, 2017 10:09 am

Cromly Editor

Premium Japan Farmers Market in Singapore

1. Singapore's first Premium Japan Farmers Market opens at Changi Airport

Premium Japan Farmers Market singapore

sake cups

Japanese Taiko Drums Performance

Here's another reason to visit Changi Airport! Located in the Departure Hall of Terminal 3, the Premium Japan Farmers Market offers an extensive range of top quality vegetables, fruits, meat products, processed food products, and sake—all exclusively brought in from Japan. ADiRECT Singapore (premium Japanese food distributor in Singapore) and Zen-Noh International (one of Japan’s leading exporters of Japanese agriproducts) are responsible for establishing the island state's very first premium Japanese farmers’ market, which is now open to the public. Visitors to the store will also experience an unparalleled bento experience presented by GO-ZEN, an exciting ready-to-eat bento concept where customers can look forward to creating their very own ready-to-eat bento box from a mouthwatering array of premium options, flown in directly from Japan to ensure freshness and quality.

With the farmers’ market concept of farm-to-table in mind, customers can expect to find seasonal vegetables and fruits such as Kyoho grapes and Shine Muscat grapes, top-notch Wagyu beef cuts from Butchery by Meatlovers, and variety cuts from exclusive brands such as Zen-noh Wagyu, Saga Gyu, Tochigi Wagyu, and Hokkaido Snow Beef. Departing passengers can also shop with confidence knowing that they can bring their fresh produce or meats back with them, packed safely in ice gel packs to retain freshness in air. Also making its debut in Singapore is an exclusive range of Sake by private breweries in Japan. As part of the grand opening celebration, customers will enjoy a 10% discount on all items in Premium Japan Farmers Market until 29 September. Check here for more information.

2. escentials to launch niche fragrance brand in October

Amouroud fragrance brand

Singapore’s multi-label beauty concept will be launching next month Amouroud, a niche fragrance brand. Born of the Perfumer’s Workshop legacy, Amouroud fragrance collection is the evolution of the custom blending concept that won its parent company recognition for its visionary ideas. Available in over 35 markets all over the world and now in Singapore at escentials, Amouroud offers a collection of six extremely refined, perfectly proportioned and beautifully balanced perfumes.

Shimmering and dreamy, provocative and dark, both light and warm, Amouroud is a collection of olfactory memories, stories real and imaginary, translated with wood-notes, flowers, roots, and herbs into perfumes that capture a primal place of serenity, joy, and passion. The beauty of Amouroud lies in its well-balanced blend of the finest ingredients sourced from all over the world with the richness of oud. Each fragrance maintains its beauty, signature, and character, all of which remain evident in the dry-down.

3. Bluewater Maribago Resort unveils renovated Premier Deluxe rooms

Photography by Louise Santiano

To keep up with the growing demand and in order to maintain the standards that Bluewater Maribago is known for, the eco-friendly resort recently opened 16 new rooms for guests to enjoy, relax, and feel at home. Guest can relax in comfort and in true Filipino style as the 16 new rooms are located at the beach wing of the resort under the resort’s Premiere Deluxe Rooms category.

Best known for its signature “floating beds” designed by world-renowned Filipino wood artist Benji Reyes, the resort’s Premier Deluxe Rooms offer a high-level experience with its contemporary design, with focus on space and comfort. The look and feel of the rooms—thanks to clean lines and expansive interiors—complement the expanse of its beach environment. Its sky-lit bathroom is large with a free-standing bathtub and separate shower.

There is nothing quite like a Filipino home and Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort has been known to provide that distinct feeling of warmth that radiates from the comforts of a timeless Filipino home for almost three decades now. For bookings, call 032 402-4100 or email maribago@bluewater.com.ph.

4. LTW presents design for Kohler's latest Experience Center in Singapore

Award-winning Singapore-based interior design studio LTW has unveiled the latest iteration of the Kohler Experience Center—one of the many more series of such facilities launched by the brand in selected cities around the world. Located in the heart of Singapore’s downtown district and housed in an iconic three-storey conservation shophouse on Peck Seah Street, the Experience Center is an interactive showcase for Kohler’s bathroom and spa products housed under one roof. The space is intelligently and deliberately revealed as a series of five semi-open "display suites," each designed with a unique theme including fashion, hi-tech, family, classic, and black.

“This was both an immersive and intensive process for us. Using a theatrical approach, we wanted to tell a story about each collection that is dramatic and multifaceted,” says LTW partner Teo Su Seam. “From getting to know the wide range of high quality products from Kohler’s various lines, to delivering the end result in a very compressed schedule, our team was very excited to work on such a unique interior project.” Dedicated to the newest Kohler products, the third floor of the Experience Center invites visitors to personally experience the innovative range in an intimate and cosy setting.

5. Singtel launches Singapore’s first mobile plans with unlimited data, talktime, and SMS

Singtel today upped the ante with the launch of Singapore’s first mobile plans with unlimited local data, talktime, and SMS/MMS available on the country’s fastest network that provides peak mobile data speeds of 500Mbps nationwide. Since mid-September, Singtel Combo 3, 6 and 12 mobile plans have been upgraded with unlimited talk time and SMS. Customers who sign up for these plans can enjoy unlimited local data with DATA X INFINITY, an add-on available at just $39.90/month.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “We recognise that our customers want flexibility and control over their mobile plans. That’s why our DATA X 2 and DATA X 3 add-ons have been so well-received. And now with DATA X INFINITY as a further option, our customers can enjoy infinite possibilities for how they live, work, and play. We’re pleased to offer our customers a truly unlimited mobile experience. With our nationwide network upgrade to 500Mbps supporting the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X, as well as Samsung Note8, our customers can now enjoy the full potential of their devices at blazing speeds.’’

Customers who subscribe to DATA X INFINITY will also have the option to share their data with up to three family members with a MobileShare supplementary plan, which is available at $10.70/month per line. For more information, you can visit www.singtel.com/combo and www.singtel.com/dataX.

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