News: Fascinating Flavours of Japan Showcase at Jurong Point

The hugely popular Shokutsu Ten is back, bringing the unique sights, sounds and flavours of downtown Toyko and Osaka alive again at Jurong Point.

Following a S$7 million makeover, the bustling thoroughfare has nearly doubled in size to 17,000 square feet, showcasing a total of nine restaurants, over 10 cultural kiosks and an amazing selection of Japanese specialties, adding a new dimension to the quintessential Japanese dining experience.

And the dining experience comes complete with authentic architectural detailing and historic icons specially imported from Japan. Shokutsu Ten will comprises two distinct themes: Tokyo (old Edo style) and the modern-day Osaka. Designed by Japanese interior designers, features such as a Kabuki-inspired entrance façade, large neon signboards , colourful Japanese kites, lanterns and figurines and a ceiling that transits from day to night set the scene for a distinctly Japanese atmosphere.

The renowned Japanese pasta restaurant, Kabe no Ana, has been reimagined as Kabe no Ana – The Café. Exclusive to Jurong Point, the outlet has added to its ranks a resident Kabe no Ana chef from Japan, and serves up a café menu that includes all-day breakfast, desserts and specialty coffee.

Among the new restaurant concepts is Shabu Tontei, a Shabu Shabu and hotpot specialty restaurant with a focus on premium Kurobuta (black pork) and wagyu beef from Japan, and WAttention Plaza, a Japanese-inspired ‘pop-up’ event space with over 10 retail and food kiosks featuring various facets of Japanese culture – from traditional Japanese handicrafts to delicious snacks, sauces and dried goods.

Highlights at WAttention Plaza include the Cronut – a cross between a donut and a croissant in 12 different flavours; and Cuppa Karaage – bite-sized chicken served in a cup, accompanied by one of seven unique Japanese sauces.

Diners can also look forward to different thematic events at WAttention Plaza every month.

Returning to Shokutsu Ten are favourites such as Men-ichi Ramen, which has doubled in floor space to serve its growing fan base. And, Ichiban Boshi replaces Ichiban Sushi to reflect the changing tastes of visitors to Jurong Point Shopping Centre.

“The exciting new Shokutsu Ten concept reflects RE&S’ mission to stay at the forefront of Japanese dining, and introduce innovative, yet quintessentially Japanese experiences to Japanese food lovers in Singapore,” said John Yek, managing director, RE&S.

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Press release and visuals as kindly shared by RE&S.

Sounds like more reasons (food) for me, to visit west of Singapore often :D~~~~~~

News: Sennheiser’s stylish URBANITE headphones now in stores.

Sennheiser’s new URBANITE headphones are the new sound of urban style, bringing the bass for an intense club experience on the move. The audio specialist’s new mobile headphone range – including the on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL – delivers massive bass but with Sennheiser’s uncompromising audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity throughout the entire frequency range.


– URBANITE (on-ear series)

With the headphones’ focus on urban street style, Sennheiser has teamed up with a local independent, multi-label company, SUP Clothing, to launch the line here in Singapore. Inspired by skateboarding, punk and street hip-hop culture, SUP Clothing embodies the same authentic spirit behind the URBANITE range.


– URBANITE XL (over-ear series)

The URBANITE retails at S$269, while the URBANITE XL is priced at S$339.
Both URBANITE and URBANITE XL are available at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square, and authorised retailers.

For more information, please visit http://en-sg.sennheiser.com/.

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Do pardon the late posting, although received in late Oct, delayed due to blog issue and back log.

I’ve not gotten a chance to try these series of headphones but their gaming headphones never failed to impress back when some of us were still gaming.

Press release as kindly sent by Sennheiser and Ketchum ICON.