Woodleigh MRT Station (NE11) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station of the North East Line, located on part of the former Bidadari Cemetery. When the North-East Line opened, it was one of the fully-completed MRT stations in the entire system that was non-operational.
The Art In Transit artwork in this station is listed as Slow Motion by April Ng Kiow Ngor. Part of the station's interior was shown on an episode of Building the Biggest on Discovery Channel.
SBS Transit announced the opening of the station on June 20. After the maintenance on the lifts, escalators and fare gates were conducted and the platform polished on the eve of the grand opening, the station finally became operational to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the entire line which started in 2003, excluding Buangkok station.
Published information in the Singapore Master Plan as well as several reports in the newspapers have mentioned a planned major housing project where the former Bidadari Cemetery sat.
Currently, existing nearby condominiums include Avon Park, Euro-Asia Park and Blossoms at Woodleigh. There are also several new condominium projects under development in the area including, Parc Mondrian on Woodleigh Close and 8@Woodleigh. Other buildings around it include a Salvation Army stockhouse, and a few shophouses.
Buckley Classique has been individually crafted to meet the most discerning of tastes. Spacious, generously proportioned interiors and ample windows create a light, airy and relaxing ambience. Private lift lobbies and expansive balconies and patios enhance this sense of timeless luxury and naturally only the finest and most luxurious designer brands have been selected to adorn each apartment, including Hansgrohe fittings, Kohler fixtures and Gaggenau appliances.
Come home to a contemporary facade and lavish amenities where you can experience a level of comfort that is second to none. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere and enjoy the breaktaking scenery of the Bukit Timah Greenery, City View, scenic views of blue sky, lush greenery and so much more.
Buckley Classique truly stands out in the neighbourhood, befitting the discerned owner. This is where your journey begins.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) has unveiled a series of ongoing plans to enhance Singapore’s iconic waterfront performance arena. This is part of an overarching long-term plan to develop the area in line with the construction of the Singapore SportsHub, with initiatives rolled out to continue attracting visitors till the Sports Hub’s completion in March 2014.
A brand-new service programme, ‘Hi, How R U?’ was also introduced, aimed at improving customer relations through its service ambassadors. The Singapore Indoor Stadium is an integral part of the future Singapore SportsHub’s overall conceptualization, and will remain a stalwart to create buzz and excitement, during the area’s construction works and beyond its completion in 2014.
Following the change in hands to SportsHub Pte Ltd and in partnership with the Singapore Sports Council(SSC), they also want to let visitors know that they are invested in creating and developing a holistic lifestyle experience, as well as continuing to set standards as the destination of choice for both organizers and patrons.
The premier multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue has also surpassed time with its architecture and makeup in the past 22 years, holding more than 3,000 events since it opened in 1989. The SIS also has one of the highest utilisation rates in the world, featuring a year-round programme of international performances and sporting events. Comparing the number of events in the first quarter of 2011 with the similar period in 2010, the number has grown three-fold.
The SIS will undergo a series of renovations to improve the aesthetics and experience for visitors. Renovations for the VIP lounge have also been completed, allowing sponsors and event organisers a platform in which to exclusively host their guests. LED Panels have been installed around the perimeter of arena providing both advertising and branding opportunities for promoters and sponsors as well as instant SMS messages to be shown for greater audience interaction.
New TV screens have also been set up providing increased visibility of the artists and acts. Renovations are slated to be completed by the end of 2012. In addition to the physical changes, SIS also rolled out a first of a series of initiatives called the ‘Hi, How R U?’ programme. A programme focused on customer service, ‘Hi, How R U?’ aims to create a memorable experience for its visitors with a personal touch to service. Besides new uniforms designed through an in-house competition, the team will be encouraged and train to engage in conversations with the visitors, to put customers at ease in asking for assistance. This is an initiative developed and applied in all of Global Spectrum’s venues worldwide, and to great success.
Renovations to the Singapore Indoor Stadium will be done in phases, to ensure a smooth rollout and to minimise potential disruptions. Renovations will be completed by end 2012.
Many dream of a luxurious life of leisure in the country. A lucky few will now realise this. A New $9.5 million Golfing Wing at Raffles Country Club was recently opened. Work on the new wing started in December 2009 and the structure now houses a lounge area, as well as a revamped men's and women's locker and changing room facility.
Just a 25 minute drive from Singapore's bustling central business district lies one of the last bastions of unspoilt nature in this largely urban nation.
Graceful Chinese Egrets and brilliantly coloured Kingfishers now share their habitat with another paradise. For set among the spectacular scenery of lush green fields, forested hills and picturesque is a sprawling sportman's paradise - Raffles Country Club. Designed to blend in with the natural environment, the carefully landscaped greens and modern clubhouse feature the finest facilities available, manned by trained and experienced staffs.
Situated amidst 146 hectares of luscious land which boasts a breathtaking view of tranquil lake and the rolling green hills beyond, Raffles Country Club has two 18-hole golf courses: the Lake Course and the Palm Course, which present a myriad of challenges that can be enjoyed by golfers of varied skill levels and ability.
In addition, every care is taken to ensure that their scenic golf courses are well-maintained and immaculately-conditioned throughout the year. It's little wonder then that the courses are popular with local players and foreign visitors alike.
Both 18-hole championship golf courses have tifdwarf turf for the green and Bermuda/zoysia for the tees and fairways. RCC is also one of the first all-buggy golf courses in the region. To take the exhaustion out of your game, they have an inexhaustible supply of over 200 golf buggies on hand each day... revved up and ready to serve.
Complementing their excellent golfing facilities is an experienced team of operations staff who are committed to provide friendly and efficient service to their golfers and guests, and whose objective is to ensure that the Club is managed and run in the most professional manner.
B@Rochester is a contemporary restaurant and bar featuring modern Japanese cuisine by Executive Chef Joseph and innovative signature cocktails. Set in a charming and nostalgic bungalow surrounded by lush greenery in Rochester Park, B@Rochester aims to the preferred out-of-city destination, encompassing quality yet affordable food, innovative beverages and excellent service standards.
Executive Chef Joseph cultivated his passion for cooking since young, learning the basic fundamentals from his father, a highly respectable German cuisine chef in his days. At the young age of 18, he began apprenticeship at the ever popular Ikoi restaurant in Hotel Miramar, Singapore. That was the beginning of his culinary adventure.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Joseph went on to immerse himself in the culture of Japan, exposing himself to the superb culinary scene there. It was during his stint there where he acquired the meticulous nature and superb technique in preparing his dishes.
At B@Rochester, Joseph seeks to instil his philosophy in life on the food he creates – sincere, immaculate and original. Focusing on using natural flavours and the freshest possible ingredients, he matches his dishes with different cooking styles to bring out the distinct flavours and fragrances of the food to tantalise the senses. Through his immense passion and knowledge of food, he seeks to bring you a unique gastronomic adventure.
"There is no such thing as a petite sumo. But no matter what size you are, you can always be big success.” – Chef Kinki
One man turned his shortcomings into victory. From a little respected sumo, Kinki-chan transformed himself into Chef Kinki — the man with mad skills in the kitchen and bar, who had top sumos eating out of his hand.
Inspired by this legend, Kinki Restaurant + Bar is based on the urban ethos of being brave enough to change the game. They’re shaking up the dining scene with an ambiance that defies tradition, modern Japanese dishes peppered with their own touch, and a drink list that features muddles of intoxicating liquids from the East and West.
Kinki is a sweet spot that oozes both local pride and global appeal. They wanted noise, they wanted funk. ‘Zen’ was the last thing on their minds. Drop by and you’ll get an eyeful of a floor mural by tattoo artist Chris Garver of Miami Ink fame. For more urban attitude, one of Singapore’s most respected urban artists ANTZ plastered the DJ console with his graffiti awesomeness. Leave preconceived notions at the door.
Specializing in signature cocktails with Japanese ingredients and inspiration Kinki's rocking rooftop bar has officially opened and its definitely worth a look in.
The building derived its slender composition from the narrow rectilinear site. The prime element of the design consists of an undulating solid skin wrapping around the front façade that regulates and exudes a rolling effect across the main road frontage.
The curve form creates a longer façade that maximise the greenery view across the site. It also creates interesting internal living spaces for the dwelling units. This rhythmic expression is coupled with an ascending top ridge, culminating at a curled half-circle apex three storeys above the last floor.
Complementing this skin is an additional layer of glass drape of a seemingly curtain-wall system that comprises the bay windows, punctuated by a series of balconies.
Montebleu with luxury high-rise was designed by AXIS Architects Planners. With a site area of 5,390 sq m, this development consists of a 34-storey apartment block and a multi-storey car park. There are 151 units of apartments of various sizes and three penthouses with roof terraces.
Overlooking a small green park across the road, most apartments have a ‘south-east’ facing. Units at higher floors enjoy a panoramic city view stretching as far as Marina South.
A large parapet glass balcony maximises the view from the living and dining area. The large balcony also acts as a shelter from rain and the tropical heat. All bedrooms are provided with bay window and the layout of the unit ensures that each bedroom enjoys plenty of daylight, cross ventilation, views and privacy.
The pool deck at the 5th storey is generously spacious with extensive recreation facilities such as a 30m lap pool, children pool, gym, steam room, function room, BBQ pits and childrens’ playground amidst lush landscaping, lawn and water features.