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Weekend planner Sept 21-22: Downtown East’s new karaoke outlet with 15 themed rooms, F1 Grand Prix’s return & other fun activities, Lifestyle, Singapore News

The weekend is finally here! Don’t waste it away by spending it at home because there are lots of activities happening around the island to enjoy with your friends and family. Weekends will never be the same again with this weekend planner. 1. DOWNTOWN EAST’S NEW KARAOKE VENUE Nothing is more irritating during a karaoke session than trying to find a song that’s you’ve been obsessing over, only to find out it’s missing from the KTV system. If you head over to Downtown East, their new karaoke joint will let you…

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Red Lobster seafood chain optimistic as it prepares to open first outlet in protest hotspot Causeway Bay

International brands are pressing ahead with their expansion plans in Hong Kong even as consumer spending and tourists numbers have taken a hit from the social unrest in the city. And with the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill on Wednesday, there is a likelihood of the city returning to normality and boosting consumer confidence.In November, American seafood chain Red Lobster will open its first restaurant in Causeway Bay, one of the city’s busiest shopping districts which has been hit… Source link

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Kenny Rogers Roasters to open in Jem in October, after closing last outlet in April, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Just four months after American rotisserie chain Kenny Rogers Roasters shut its last outlet at Great World City in April, the brand has confirmed that it will return by early October. Its new 2,200 sq ft store – which seats 80 diners – will open at Jem mall in Jurong East. The restaurant chain, previously under Pacific Utama, is now under the Lao Huo Tang Group, which runs an eponymous chain of casual restaurants specialising in Chinese herbal soup. Replying to queries from The Straits Times, Ms Tiffany…

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FairPrice’s new VivoCity outlet defines ‘Xtra’ – with a farm, reverse beer tap, and in-house dining , Lifestyle, Singapore News

If we were ever faced with a zombie apocalypse a la Dawn of the Dead, we’d choose to scramble to Vivocity (all the way from the east) and hole ourselves up at FairPrice Xtra’s newest hypermart.  Besides having almost everything one could ever think of provisions-wise, the superstore practically defines ‘Xtra’.  The massive area, which spans 90,000 sq ft over two floors, occupies the space previously occupied by Giant, and more.  Just like nearby Habitat by Honestbee, which is smaller at 60,000 sq ft, FairPrice’s newest outfit caters to your grocery-shopping needs, coupled with in-house dining options.  It…

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China’s outlet mall boom is proving immune to the online shopping threat, and more investment funds are taking a look

Designer outlet malls, which enable brands to sell stock directly to the public through factory outlets, have continued to see strong growth in sales throughout Asia-Pacific, bucking the downturn that has affected other brick and mortar retailers during the e-commerce boom. The gains have been particularly noticeable in China, where a building boom has led to a doubling of outlet malls in the last two years. China has 110 outlet malls nationwide, or about 45 per cent of the 244 such malls… Source link

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Popular Chinese hotpot chain sets its sights on US, to open first outlet in New York early next year

Xiaolongkan, one of China’s largest hotpot chains, will open its first shop in the US in early 2020 and add nine more restaurants overseas in the next two years, the latest indication of the Chinese hotpot industry’s global ambition.The Sichuan-based chain is bringing its famous spicy hotpot to New York as soon as the first quarter of next year, company officials said. It has just signed a lease for a 500 square metre space in a new commercial complex named Tangram located in Flushing, also… Source link

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Fast food chain A&W to open second, bigger outlet in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore News

Following the positive response to their first outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, American fast food chain A&W has just announced that they will open their second outlet in AMK Hub. The new outlet will accommodate 142 hungry diners, an upgrade from the Jewel’s outlet which could only seat 80 diners. “With the AMK Hub outlet, we hope they can relive those memories of the time when A&W used to be in Ang Mo Kio,” said a brand representative to The Straits Times.  A&W’s first outlet at Jewel has been extremely popular since…

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McDonald’s investigating case of plastic found in beef burger bought from Jurong Bowl outlet, Singapore News

Fast-food chain McDonald’s is investigating a case where plastic was found in a beef burger bought at its Jurong Bowl outlet. Stomp contributor Christopher alerted Stomp to the incident and said that he had ordered a Classic Angus Cheese burger from the outlet at Yuan Ching Road on Apr 8 at about 6.25pm. He paid $12.65 for his meal. “When I received my burger and started eating it, I noticed plastic inside the burger,” he said. “I informed the outlet’s staff who gave me a refund and provided me with…

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LVMH-owned cosmetics retailer Sephora returns to Hong Kong after nine years with outlet in IFC Mall

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is making a comeback to Hong Kong after a nine-year absence.Sephora, which is owned by Paris-based luxury-goods maker LVMH, will sublet 4,000 square feet of fashion retailer Zara’s 15,000 sq ft shop in IFC Mall in Central, according to Chinese media reports.Zara’s store is on the same floor as other cosmetic retailers including Kiehl’s, Shiseido, Dior Beauty, and Bobbi Brown.Sephora, closed its Mong Kok store in 2010, just two years after opening. Market observers… Source link

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Don Don Donki’s fourth outlet to open in May at Novena’s Square 2, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Japanese discount chain Don Quijote will be opening its fourth Don Don Donki outlet in Singapore in May. The outlet will be located at the basement of Square 2 mall, which is connected to Novena MRT station, according to a sign at the store space. The space was previously occupied by furniture and electronics giant Harvey Norman. The Japanese chain launched under the name Don Don Donki in Singapore because of an existing Don Quijote restaurant in Dempsey Road. Don Don Donki has been expanding rapidly since the…

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