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Cool Cats, Where Slick Jazz Tunes and Sound Cocktails Collide
Music and cocktail enthusiasts should check out the new cocktail programme at Cool Cats, The NCO Club’s live music venue featuring snazzy tunes and great tipples.
Cristal has launched its 2008 vintage in Singapore
Waiting for vintage Champagne is like baking a cake. Except this cake has to spend about a decade in the oven — and you won’t know what it really tastes like until its ready. When it is though, it’s cause for celebration.
#ThirstyThursday: Jazz It Up at Cool Cats
What could be better than sipping on a good cocktail and relaxing to live music? Kicking your feet up at a jazz lounge while enjoying cocktails inspired by major turning points in the music scene, of course!
Meet Alan Yau, the man behind Madame Fan
Alan Yau, restaurateur behind Madame Fan at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach in Singapore: “70 per cent of the restaurants don’t serve good food”
New bars and cocktail menus in Singapore (June 2019)
The ceaseless bar scene in Singapore proffers new drinks to explore every month. Here, craft cocktails to be had at Maduro, Cool Cats, Madame Fan Bar, and Godmama.
Madame Fan Bar: Asian-Inspired Cocktails that are good enough to eat
At Madame Fan Bar, head mixologist Davide Boncimino offers a sophisticated, modern take on chinoiserie.
The Best After Work Drinking Spots According To Working Professionals
Here’s a question we hear often after a long day at the office: Want to head out for a drink? Or was it do you want to celebrate another day of survival? Either way, sometimes we need a little rosé or soju to alleviate that crazy work sitch.
Best restaurants, Holidays, Games and Activities to spend your May Cheatday on
Usually one goes for food and drinks- but what if food is the drink? That’s the experience you can expect at Madame Fan.
They don’t call ‘em bartenders anymore- mixologist is the new buzzword, and Davide Boncimino uses his signature finesse of sourcing inspiration from the kitchen for ingredients, techniques and traditions that raise the bar (yes, pun intended) in creating inventive libations and delight in balance, texture, flavour and finish- transcending the usual and familiar notes found in cocktails.
Best Jazz Bars in Singapore
Enter Cool Cats and it’s like you’re stepping back in time to the 1920s. The swanky live music lounge delivers the traditional and sought after ‘jazz bar’ vibes with its dim lights, speakeasy inspired interior design and classic cocktail menu.
7 Hip Cocktail Bars to Dive into in Singapore
Singapore’s bar scene is bigger and brighter than ever, and the celebration of the cocktail culture there is set to culminate in the Singapore Cocktail Festival taking place May 10 to 18. Expect an exciting lineup of appearances by award-winning bars, an artisanal spirit tasting room and a bustling street food selection to line your stomach. In conjunction with the festival, there will be bar tours, bar takeovers and more activities across the island.
The Changing Face of Chinese Cuisine
Three vanguards of Chinese cuisine — Andre Chiang, Alan Yau and Jereme Leung — offer unique perspectives about putting the gastronomic treasures of China on the map.
Beautiful Event Spaces In Singapore For Weddings, Social Gatherings, And Corporate Events
From a magical wedding under fairy lights to a clean and sleek intimate room for more formal get-togethers, finding the perfect space to set the ideal mood for your guests can be tricky.
Swanky Chinese Restaurant Madame Fan Dishes up Food that never goes out of Style
What a difference a fortnight makes. When I first dined at Madame Fan late last month, it had been open for about a week and the restaurant was not ready in so many ways.
Contemporary Asian is Hot in Singapore’s Dining Scene
Asian is the flavour of the month, with the opening of a slew of new restaurants - many of which are best described as modern Chinese. High-profile ones include Madame Fan in Beach Road and Forbidden Duck by celebrity chef Alvin Leung at Marina Bay Link Mall.
Alan Yau Launches Madame Fan at the Re-Opening of The NCO Club
Thinking of a new and elegant place to have an event, or enjoy a night out in the town with your friends? Why not check out Alan Yau's very first Southeast Asian venture 'Madame Fan', which launched in conjunction with the re-opening of Singapore's Iconic NCO Club 23 April.
The Man Behind Hakkasan Opens a New Restaurant in Singapore
Prominent London-based restaurateur Alan Yau is famed for revolutionizing Asian food around the world through eateries such as casual Japanese chain Wagamama and Chinese fine-dining restaurant Hakkasan, but the restaurant maverick has exciting plans simmering, which do not involve opening a restaurant.
NCO Club Relaunches with Four Exciting Dining Concepts
Originally called Britannia Club, its ideal location right opposite the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore made it a preferred social hub for British servicemen and their families. It is said that when British Commissioner-General Malcolm MacDonald inaugurated the club in 1952, he was in awe and announced that it was “the Far East’s most luxurious club” for British servicemen.
Glory Days are Back for Old Mansion, Shophouse Row and Club now Sleekly Revamped.
The adaptive reuse of old buildings, such as the Warehouse Hotel - a former 19th-century godown - often results in buildings that marry new and old, retaining traditional architectural elements while sporting refreshed interiors.
Just as the food scene in Singapore has oscillated between molecular gastronomy and farm-to-table, not to mention sharing plates and chef-driven cuisine in between, the local drinking scene has gone through its own fair share of trends.
22 Sexy Bars Great for Wedding After Party Venues in Singapore
After all the many formalities and events of your wedding day, the wedding after party is when you can finally let your hair down! Loosen your tie and change into comfortable shoes, round up the gang, and extend the celebrations at these bars and drinking holes.
In Pictures: The NCO Club is Singapore’s Fanciest Multi-Concept Lifestyle Destination
In the days of yore, it was typical on weekends to catch sight of off-duty soldiers filing into the NAAFI Britannia Club for a bit of R&R: Beer-imbibing, playing billiards, lolling around poolside, shimmying on the dancefloor and indulging in more clubhouse's comforts.
The NCO Club Reopens at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach with Five New Concepts
Ah, The NCO Club by JW Marriott Singapore South Beach hotel. The name is known to young and old all the same, but for very different reasons. Older folk would vividly remember Beach Road Camp and its four neighbouring blocks being a social space for non-commissioned officers (thus NCO) and their families in the 1950s.
Singapore’s Former NCO Club is now an Exciting Lifestyle Enclave
Once a clubhouse for British servicemen, the conservation building is now home to four dining and lifestyle concepts.
Easily recognizable by its iconic wave-like facade, Singapore’s South Beach is a $3.5 billion mixed-use property brimming with dining establishments, residences, and a JW Marriott hotel.
5 New Bars in Singapore to Check Out this Long Weekend
Also part of The NCO Club, this is an intimate wine room and lounge featuring a private reserve of vintage and exclusive labels in partnership with California’s Stags’ Leap and Australia’s Penfolds. Wine buffs will be glad to learn that these wines are not available anywhere else in Singapore.
Singapore, Summit City: Toast of the Town
Singapore is home to some of the best bars in the world and new ones regularly pop up all around town. Whether it is a world-class cocktail bar, a craft beer spot or a natural wine bar, the Republic will have you spoilt for choice.
A Glass of Blues at the New Speakeasy-Inspired Cool Cats
For those familiar with the historic The NCO Club along Beach road, the April re-opening of the lifestyle destination following the treatment by Shanghai-based British firm Palmer & Turner has transformed its interiors into conservation chic .
The NCO Club’s Entertainment Lounge Cool Cats Opens with a Line-Up of International Artists
Cool Cats, the last of four concepts to open within Singapore’s newest entertainment lifestyle destination, The NCO Club – is set to refresh Singapore’s speakeasy cocktail scene with an edge of entertainment.
Cool Cats is the Latest Speakeasy Cocktail Lounge to Host Live Jazz Acts
Speakeasies have gained a convoluted reputation over the years. Fans remain earnestly enthusiastic, while sceptics well, still can't get their heads around the catchy term. But whether you're a yay or nay, the wiser choice would be to look past the labels, and to simply focus on what's within the bar.