From shopping to a relaxing spa session, there’s more you can do at the new Loewen cluster in Singapore. Here's our round up of exciting spots at Loewen by Dempsey Hill
Dempsey Hill may be a little hard to reach for some, but the lush enclave is perpetually buzzing with people coming in for business lunches, awesome dinners, great post-work drinks, and then some. By comparison, the Loewen cluster, just a stone’s throw away, is mellow – uncharted even – but we think it won’t be for much longer with its recent rebranding exercise as Loewen by Dempsey Hill. Below, we give you the low-down on the heritage-rich and family-friendly cluster:
Bagging more than nine years of experience in the furniture and home décor business, Möbel Story’s flagship store at Loewen by Dempsey Hill carries a great range of drool-worthy designer furniture from renowned European brands including Hülsta and Leolux.
Möbel Story, #01-02, 71 Loewen Road, Singapore 248847, p. 6634 3835. Open daily 10am–7pm.
A Green House
If you’re into gardening and landscaping, you’ll love this quaint shop that’s filled with pottery, paludariums, florals and faunas. Want to inject some greenery to your home but no clue where to start? Pop in and seek ideas and advices from the staff on how to bring nature into your living space.
A Green House, #01-07A, 72 Loewen Road, Singapore 248848, p. 6509 8505. Open Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 9am–6pm. Closed on Thu.
Not just a place to buy chocolate, this artisanal factory also hold workshops for aspiring dessert makers and chocohoalics. Here, you can learn how to make your very own chocolate truffle, moulded chocolates, chocolate and nut clusters, and the likes. They also conduct chocolate appreciation sessions (yes there is such a thing!), where you’ll discover the multi-faceted cocoa.
ANJALICHOCOLAT, #01-15 & 16, 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843, p. 9853 9663. Open Tue-Sun 10am– 5pm. Closed on Mon.
Impressions Art Studio
Try your hand at pottery painting, batik art, arcylic painting or glass fusing at this breezy art studio. On top of bringing out your inner Picasso or Van Gogh, they also offer creative classes for team-building sessions, hen dos, and of course, kids’ parties.
Impressions Art Studio, #01-16, 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843, p. 6465 8908. Open daily 10am-7pm.
Owners of Billkey Art, Cheryl Chen and Pieter Idenburg, are avid art collectors who wander across the world to trace one-off unique art pieces, mainly paintings, to curate an interesting collection for the studio. You’ll also see Cheryl’s very own mixed media and three-dimensional artworks within the gallery.
Billkey Art, 75A, Loewen Rd, Singapore 248851, p. 6634 1828. By appointment only.
Trimmings & Spa
This beauty sanctuary nestled within the lush greenery of Loewen is where you can treat yourself and the man of your life to a range of pampering hair treatments, facials, body massages, and manicures and pedicures.
Trimmings & Spa, 75B Loewen Road Singapore 248852, p. 6471 1922. Open Mon, Fri and Sat 9am-6pm; Tue, Wed and Thu 9am-8.30pm. Closed on Sun and public holidays.
Parents can drop off their kids to the play ateliers, then mums can head over to the spa for hair and nail treatments or attend yoga classes, while dads can jump into the outdoor swimming pool. And once everyone has had their own ‘me’ time in this tranquil club, the brood can regroup back at the beautiful Tanderra café to enjoy a few cuppa coffee and its amazing scones.
Tanderra, #01-21, 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843, p. 6509 3468. Open daily 8am–10pm.
The little ones have plenty to look forward to Loewen by Dempsey Hill, so moms and dads can have a little breather! Between Two Trees Early Learning School is a nursery school and childcare centre that provides a holistic early childhood education to kids aged 18 months to 6 years old. Want your child to pick up Chinese? Head over to Little Mandarin Language Centre where he or she will learn the language through an experiential approach. Alpha Gymnastics is a great venue to hone your child’s movements and strengthen his or her muscles, plus there’s yoga classes for adults. Toddlers and infants aged four months old and above can also learn to swim at Swish! Swimming.
Between Two Trees Early Learning School,#01-19/20, 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843, p. 6509 8296. Open daily 9am – 6pm.
Little Mandarins Language Centre, #01-03, 71 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248847, p. 6473 8377. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm. Sat by appointment only. Closed on Sun.
Alpha Gymnastics, #01-07, 72 Loewen Road, Singapore 248848, p. 8700 7737. Open Tue 11am-6pm; Wed and Fri 10am-6pm; Thu 1pm-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Closed on Mon.
Swish! Swimming, #01-08, 72 Loewen Road, Singapore 248847, p. 9832 2522. Open daily 9am-6pm.
The Wagington Luxury Pet Hotel
If you have a furry little one (or three), going on a holiday without them is hard (the guilt, the worry, the arrangements to make), but this five-star pet hotel will ensure your precious buddies enjoy the vacation as much as you would overseas. It boasts 25 private luxury suites that are furbished with air-conditioning and comfortable furnishings, a gourmet menu to keep them greedy kids fully satiated, as well as cool facilities like a garden for them to run around and a pool for some good splashing time. Who says you’ll be missed?
The Wagington Luxury Pet Hotel, 27B Loewen Road, Singapore 248850, p. 6471 1689. Open Mon-Thu 7.30am–7.30pm; Sun and public holidays 10am-7.30pm. Closed on Fri and Sat.
Dempsey Walking Trails
If you’re up for some hiking adventure in the area, check out the Dempsey Walking Trails. You can retrieve the Dempsey Heritage Trail guide via the website. Those keen to unearth the heritage behind Loewen by Dempsey Hill can ppt for the Nature-Heritage Trail, while foodies can take on the Epicurean Trail to discover a selection of local and international gastronomic grubs. Or, find out more about Dempsey Hill’s tenants in the City Dweller’s Trail. Remember to carry along an umbrella to protect you from the rain or shine.
How to get there – if you’re not driving
In case you don’t already know, there are shuttle bus services to Dempsey. The pick up points are at Botanic Gardens – Nassim Gate Visitor Centre, Tanglin Gate Botany Centre, bus stop in front of Thai Embassy, and bus stop in front of Four Seasons Hotel. For detailed timing of the shuttle bus service, click here.
Also, from now till 31 December 31, you can enjoy a free Uber ride when you book a UberX or Uber Exec cab to Loewen by Dempsey Hill. Psst..it is only valid for first time Uber users though!