The Times Junior store at Jewel Changi Airport is Times Bookstore’s first stand-alone store catering to children. Times Junior takes on a fun and holistic approach towards Education, Creative Learning, Discovery and Interaction.
With merchandise ranging from books, toys, stationery, gifts and accessories - including a dedicated selection of children’s books by Singapore authors - you and your littles ones can look forward to an engaging bonding experience.
Singapore’s leading cinema operator, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is once again pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema with the opening of their latest multiplex, GV Funan at the revamped Funan Mall, located in the heart of Singapore’s bustling city center.
With its 14th multiplex, GV is enhancing the movie-going experience to attract home viewers back to the cinema by providing increased levels of comfort and privacy to improve one’smovie-going experience.
Highlighting GV’s unwavering commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience, patrons can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with immaculate audio when catching a film at GV Funan, as all seven halls are equipped with Barco Smart Laser Projection.
The new multiplex sees the introduction of two new seating concepts in the 431-seat, seven-theatre complex, as Golden Village places a focus on delivering a premium yet affordable cinematic experience for all.
In a bold move away from conventional row-seating, the new Deluxe Plus halls feature spacious leatherette seats, uniquely designed with lumbar cushioning for increased support, together with a recline feature. Each ultra-modern seat includes a handy USB charging port, enabling patrons to make the most of lengthy movie times to juice up their mobile devices.
The new Gold Class Express hall, with its 32 plush leatherette electronic recliner seats, is the gateway to a luxurious cinematic experience akin to GV’s iconic Gold Class cinemas. For its enticing price, Gold Class’s signature butler service is replaced with a F&B ordering feature on the revamped iGV mobile app which allows moviegoers to pre-order food and drinks prior to the film.
GV Funan will also feature two GEMINI halls. The ever-popular seating option for couples, with their unique spacious design, offers additional legroom and retractable armrests – ideal for date nights at the movies!
And testament to GV’s ‘more than a movie’ brand promise, the multiplex has also expanded its entertainment offerings by introducing four Virtual Reality pods in the GV Funan foyer. In anod to Funan Mall’s high-tech legacy, patrons will be able to enjoy immersive virtual reality gaming and cinematic content – a further example of how GV is seeking to redefine the movie- going experience.
You can’t beat the great assortment of The Cheesecake Factory® cheesecake flavours! From fruity flavoured cheesecakes like White Chocolate Raspberry to chocolate flavoured cheesecakes like REESE’S Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, their collection of The Cheesecake Factory® cheesecakes and cakes are sure to delight.
The Cheesecake Factory story begins in Detroit, Michigan in the 1940s. Evelyn Overton found a recipe in the local newspaper that would inspire her “Original” Cheesecake. Everyone loved her recipe so much that she decided to open a small Cheesecake shop, but she eventually gave up her dream of owning her own business in order to raise her two small children, David and Renee. She moved her baking equipment to a kitchen in her basement and continued to supply cakes to several of the best restaurants in town while raising her family. Read more here about the history of this well-loved cheesecake brand.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) urban training facilities built in the 1990s comprise clusters of low-level buildings replicating traditional shop houses and provision shops, without performance measuring instrumentation. Up to the early 2000s, these facilities had met SAF's training requirements and served the SAF well. Going forward, with more built-up areas, the Next Gen SAF requires better urban training facilities to deal with the new security threats and challenges that Singapore now faces. This need for SAFTI City (The Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute) was announced by the Minister for Defence at the Committee of Supply Debate in 2017.
Scheduled to open progressively from 2023, SAFTI City, jointly developed by the Singapore Army and the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), is designed to meet the evolving defence needs of the SAF, and to support training for a wider range of operations from peace to war. These operations include homeland security, counter-terrorism, and disaster relief operations. Its infrastructure will provide a realistic and challenging training environment for soldiers.
Built on current military training area, the key features of SAFTI City are:
a) Realistic and Challenging Training Environment. An integrated Transport Hub comprising a bus interchange, an MRT station with multiple surface exits, high-rise interconnected buildings, dense building clusters, multiple road networks, as well as other public amenities such as shopping centres, will allow for a realistic and challenging training environment.
b) Configurable Buildings and Changeable Road Networks. Built-in swing panels allow traffic flow and buildings to be configured to training needs. This will allow soldiers to encounter a different layout of buildings and street landscape each time they train in SAFTI City.
c) Smart Technology. SAFTI City will also be a smart city, leveraging smart technologies to enhance training effectiveness and soldiers' learning experience. Smart technologies include:
(1) Targets with Shoot-back Capability. Soldiers and smart targets will be equipped with sensors for monitoring and data capturing. When smart targets are engaged, they can respond by shooting back and retreating from the location.
(2) Battlefield Effects. Battlefield effects, which include the use of smoke and blast simulators, will be used to enhance training realism.
(3) Data Analytics. Battlefield instrumentations and video cameras will be employed to track the troops' real-time actions. Furthermore, training performance will be collated and processed by a data analytics system to provide accurate feedback to the troops on their individual and team performances. With gamification integrated into the training and detailed individual feedback, individual soldiers and teams can benchmark their scores against each other, motivating them to improve further. These technological improvements enable the SAF to train more efficiently and effectively.
Phase 1 of SAFTI City will have over 70 buildings, including three 12-storey blocks, simulated underground facilities, and urban training structures. With a total estimated gross floor area of 107,000 m2, phase 1 of SAFTI City will be able to accommodate brigade-level training.
KOMA, a brand new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar by leading hospitality company TAO Group, is set to satiate guests with an elevated dining experience when it opens at Marina Bay Sands on 26 July.
The restaurant will offer diners with a modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine, featuring original creations by its Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi, using fresh and seasonal produce and ingredients from Japan.
Bold and distinct interior design elements – from a striking 20 metre-long passageway flanked with orange arches that greet guests as they arrive, to a dramatic 2.5 metre-high, one-of-a-kind bell that overlooks a traditional Japanese foot bridge and reflecting pool - will complement the cuisine and lend to the modern and sophisticated vibe within the 230-seat restaurant, which includes an oversized sushi bar and a private dining room at the mezzanine. The space is designed by renowned American firm Rockwell Group, which is behind the design of several of TAO Group’s establishments, which include restaurants TAO Downtown, Vandal, Feroce and Avenue in New York.
The opening of KOMA will complete the trio of concepts launched by TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands as part of a new dining and entertainment complex at the integrated resort, along with nightclub MARQUEE which opened in April and cocktail lounge AVENUE in May this year. KOMA also marks the fourth concept opened by TAO Group in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, which began with LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in January 2018.
To celebrate the Funan outlet opening, Dal.Komm is introducing 2 outlet-exclusive beverages, and also rolling out new menu items including a delectable selection of savoury bites.
This August, patrons will have the opportunity to experience Creative Technology’s newest SuperX-Fi (SXFI) audio products at the Dal.Komm Coffee (Funan outlet) as part of a collaboration between Dal.Komm Coffee Singapore and the digital entertainment company, known for their cutting-edge audio technology.
The word from the bird is that this new 'rock around the clock' diner is where to be for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, milkshakes, floats, sundaes, and ice cream, and finger-snapping fun for the whole family.
Step in and be transported to Singapore’s heydays with retro touches that extend from the furnishing and interior décor to the menu. Enjoy all these in a classic diner setting from the ‘50s complete with accent wall tiles, silestone table and counter tops, and ceramic mosaic flooring, where vintage posters and neon lights will have you reliving the best of the era.
Find this blast from the past nestled between other vibrant dining options at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, located right where the legendary Capitol Theatre and Capitol Building are located.
What are you waiting for, guys and dolls? Capitol Milk Bar beckons!
They treasure special memories here at Capitol Milk Bar, that’s why they have dedicated many of their burgers to some key people from the history of the Capitol Theatre.
Like silent screen legend Charlie Chapman and his brother Sydney who visited with Capitol Theatre’s Joe and Julius S. Fisher in 1932. Then there’s Douglas Fairbanks, one of the first movie stars to visit Singapore. During his 1935 visit he came to The Capitol to watch the film David Copperfield (1935) with Lady Sylvia Ashley.
Even Hollywood’s most irresistible woman Ava Gardner made an appearance here in 1954. She was in town to promote her new film, The Barefoot Contessa and attended a private dinner right here at the Capitol hosted by the Shaw Brothers who had taken over a damaged and neglected theatre after WW11. They repaired and restored her to former glory, also adding the now iconic neon sign. And let’s not forget that fun little fellow who entertained young Singaporeans with weekly matinee cartoons every Saturday from 1933 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
Many have fond memories of the popular Magnolia Snack Bar. Opening first as the ‘Creameries Milk Bar’ in the Capitol Building in the 1940s, they served ice creams, milkshakes and cakes. It was a hit with Singaporeans both young and old for social gatherings and post-movie bites. Magnolia Snack Bar closed in the late 1980’s but we have brought back the sweetness…
Strike Me Pink was a 1936 American musical comedy starring Ethel Merman – the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage. We named our take on the local classic chendol dessert “Singapore Dash” a reference to Douglas Fairbanks and his “high-speed visits” to Singapore. And, The Jungle Book as a dedication to author Rudyard Kipling who made many trips to Singapore. Imagine being in the theatre in 1942 to watch the classic on the big screen after they turned it into Technicolor action-adventure film!