You Don’t Need A Reason To Splurge On Yourself Or Your Loved Ones

But we’ll name 8 anyway. Your new purchases might even score you an invitation to Raffles City Singapore’s exclusive Raffles Prestige member’s programme of curated bespoke experiences.

You Don’t Need A Reason To Splurge On Yourself Or Your Loved Ones
Raffles City Singapore
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    Shop to enjoy benefits of the Raffles Prestige membership

    Raffles City Singapore
    You’ll want in on the Raffles Prestige membership which offers access to bespoke experiences paired with complementary lifestyle rewards. But first, you’ll need to be invited. An extension of CapitaStar (CapitaLand’s shopping and lifestyle rewards programme), the Raffles Prestige Tier is a membership upgrade for CapitaStar members who spend a minimum of $25,000 at Raffles City Singapore, the iconic IM Pei-designed integrated complex. Year-long perks and privileges from participating brands are aplenty, plus, members enjoy double STAR$ points when shopping and dining at any of the 14 participating CapitaLand Malls and on digital platforms eCapitaMall and Capita3Eats. What’s even sweeter, Raffles Prestige members get to enjoy 2-hour complimentary parking at Raffles City daily. But remember, you’ll first need to snap your purchase receipts at Raffles City through the CapitaStar app to qualify for the upgraded Raffles Prestige membership tier. So shop away!

  • 2Image: Chopard

    Image: Chopard

    Because you know luxury can be ethical

    Chopard (#01-36B)
    There’s a reason Chopard is known as the “big-hearted maison”. And that’s because it’s vision of luxury is sustainable. The company uses only 100 percent responsibly sourced gold and only diamonds that comply with the principles of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme that aims to eradicate conflict stones. Sure to capture your heart are the latest iterations from the chic Happy Sport and L.U.C timepiece collections, though we must say the family-owned Swiss watch and jewellery manufacturer brings their emotive creativity to every single design.

  • 3Image: Raffles City

    Image: Raffles City

    Watches don’t just tell time, they’re investment pieces

    Cortina Watch (#01-36)
    Watches tell time, make fashion statements and often hold sentimental and artistic value. Not only are there timepieces at every price point for everyone, they also make good investments. Even during a pandemic, auctioneer Sotheby’s recorded ever increasing global demand last year, amounting to US$97.5 million ($130 million) in watch sales. Of note: some 40 percent of bidders were aged under 40. With five decades under its belt, homegrown retailer Cortina Watch has been key in growing Singapore’s horology-appreciating community. Among its brands are investment favourites Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre, so make Cortina a must-visit.

  • 4Image: Gucci

    Image: Gucci

    Gucci-cool is timeless

    Gucci (#01-37)
    You smiled at its latest creative campaigns, eyed its The North Face collaboration despite Singapore’s muggy heat, and have your sights set on its Ken Scott and new KAI x Gucci collections. Under creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci, at 100, is the coolest kid in pop-culture. Drawing on motifs from Gucci’s canon of distinctive iconograph, it’s lust-worthy collection of fine jewellery are also chic accents to any wardrobe. The house is also reputed as one of the most reliable and consistent fashion watch brands with a clear design approach since the early 1970s. Rigorously made in Switzerland, Gucci watches are recognised for their innovative and contemporary designs and quality craftsmanship, and, like the fine jewellery collection, are distributed worldwide including in-store at Gucci Raffles City.

  • 5Image: Ode to Art

    Image: Ode to Art

    Truth: Art is life

    Ode to Art (#01-36E/F)
    Art is a way of seeing the world. It gives an appreciation of history, cultures and geography. It helps imagination thrive. And we need art as much as art needs an audience. Have an hour to spare? Visit contemporary art gallery Ode to Art, which represents an international spectrum of artists with diverse collections of paintings, sculptures, and installation art. In its portfolio of distinguished names are Fernando Botero, Yayoi Kusama, Mauro Perucchetti, Qin Feng, Chen Wen Ling, Lee Jung Woong and local legend Lim Tze Peng. The gallery also actively promotes local artists, emerging artists and offers private and corporate art consultancy services.

  • 6Image: Shanghai Tang

    Image: Shanghai Tang

    Because you celebrate Asian heritage

    Shanghai Tang (#01-27A/28)
    Founded in Hong Kong by the late socialite and magnate Sir David Tang in 1994, Shanghai Tang seamlessly integrates Chinese art and culture into contemporary society by merging storied traditions with the designs of its Imperial Tailoring collection, ready-to-wear, accessories and home decor collections. Recognised by the fashion industry as China’s first luxury brand, its qipaos (旗袍), in particular, have been known to stop shoppers in their tracks. Fashion is what many walk through the doors for, but you’ll also love how its items for the modern home speak fashionably of East Asia’s exquisite lifestyle.

  • 7Image: SKAI

    Image: SKAI

    You’ll come for the view and keep returning for the food

    SKAI (Level 70, Swissôtel Stamford)
    Helmed by Chef Paul Hallett, SKAI is a chic contemporary grill located on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, offering unparalleled views of the cityscape and Marina Bay. You’ll appreciate the curated selection of prime beef cuts and fresh seafood infused with delicate Japanese accents. Or indulge in the ultimate afternoon tea experience made up of dainty savoury and sweet creations with delightful hints of Japanese and Asian inspiration. For the weekend, SKAI’s popular Saturday Brunch is a talk of the town for good reason. Delicious, progressive cold and hot plate dishes and indulgent desserts are perfectly complemented with bubbly.

  • 8Image: Szechuan Court

    Image: Szechuan Court

    Because you missed your favourite dishes

    Szechuan Court (Level 3, Fairmont Singapore)
    Well-loved Szechuan Court has returned with pop-up concept Canton Garden, which showcases exquisitely presented Cantonese fare and other regional culinary delights through a modern lens. The impressively executed dishes pay homage to Master Chef Mok Wan Lok’s Hong Kong heritage, while modern sensibilities are applied to their presentation with deft culinary theatrics and tableside finishes to complement the experience.

For more information on the Raffles Prestige membership upgrade and the CapitaStar lifestyle rewards programme, click here.

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