New Year, new direction!

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”- Germany Kent


New Year’s Day is a special day and you might be planning for a mini gathering at home or head down to a restaurant to have a good dinner with your family and loved ones. It is always good to get a few small gifts for your closest friends to help encourage them as they take their next steps into the upcoming 2021. To give you a head start and a sprinkle of inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the great gifts for yourself or your loved one this brand-new year.


In this new year, try out a cool treat called Bubble Tea Float (“BTF”) launched by Gong Cha in partnership with leading ice cream brand – Haagen Dazs. In line with the theme of Indulgence, Love and Happiness, they have released 3 different flavors to melt your heart. For Indulgence, it will be the sweet and salty Carmel Chocolate Float. Next, it will be Happiness in fruity flavour featuring Sunshine Mango Float and lastly the most essential in life – Love featuring Berry-Tea Bliss Float. It is never too late to try your first ever Bubble Tea Float, now available at Gong Cha (#02-40/41).

Life is too short to wear boring clothes therefore try out different styles with Another One (#02-45) this New Year. They offer trendy apparel inspired by the runway and more importantly, it combines with comfort, durability and design. Give yourself a good reason to revamp your wardrobe with Another One now for a brand-new year!

The next item will be practical especially in a long run when home has become not just where we stay but also work and play too. Nowadays, as more people start to work from home, more confidential information may be placed at home and securing it will be important. Features such as Smart Lock with Wifi could allow remote access where you can ensure that your door is locked or if there are any illegal entry. Another feature that you can consider is integrated camera whereby you can view who is at your doorstep and what they are up to.  Get a reliable smart lock from Yale Smart Shop (#03-29) for your home and your parents’ home where you can keep them safe or even allow assistance to enter whenever needed. Get their Digital Gate Lock YDR30G & Digital Wooden Door Lock YDR343 at just $799 (U.P. $1,298)

As the saying goes, good shoes take you to good places. Therefore, it is time that you invest in a pair of good shoes for casual wear and even more so for intensive sport exercises. Skechers (#01-48) is an award-winning lifestyle and performance powerhouse known for stylish and comfortable footwear worn by millions. They offer a variety of casual shoes with memory foam insoles for day to day use and sport shoes that are supportive and breathable.

Check out their new Max Cushioning collection, which is carefully engineered for maximum comfort and ultimate support for your feet. The range includes shoes for both men and women suitable for running and walking, constructed with the cushioned responsive ULTRA GO® comfort midsole that provides more rebound (the good kind!) and increased stability.

If you are looking for a good dining spot and you would like to challenge something spicy and sour, consider Tai Er (#02-32) which has newly opened in Compass One! Their signature dish: Spicy Grilled Linbo Fish is made with spicy, numbing and tantalizing szechuan handpicked peppercorns drenched in crimson red broth. A handcrafted recipe passed down from the lines of famous chefs in Szechuan, it’s spicy, feisty, savoury and fragrant, you will be hooked! Another dish that they strongly recommend is the Sliced Fish in Pickled Mustard Greens.  Deemed as the Singaporeans favourite dish, Szechuan hot and sour fish concocted in a yummy broth accompanied by pickled mustard greens. It boasts a perfect balance of savoury and spicy flavours. On such occasion, order a seafood feast such as crayfish and crab too. Their White Pepper Crab is bathed in a pool of fragrant spices, perfectly timed and still retained their natural sweetness, not to mention being plump and meaty. The sauce is spicy and a tad buttery and just overall a strong powerful flavour profile coating all the ingredients with our famous crunchy zhe jiang bamboo shoots as well. Are you feeling hungry now?

We would like to thank all shoppers who have been supporting us, and we wish all a Happy New Year and good health ahead!