Strange & Deranged is a home & lifestyle retail business dedicated to bring you only the best in artisanal and handcrafted home decoratives with a soul. Visit their revamped store on Level 1 of Palais Renaissance.
Strongly believing in the sublime combination of heritage, techniques, modernism, style, comfort and well-being in a cohesive interior space, they pride themselves in possessing a unique ability to curate and marry an eclectic selection from around the world to bring to you a seamless blend of contemporary style and unexpected quintessence.
The store has some lovely works of artist Candone Wharton; unique sculptural ceramics inspired by ancient architecture & vessels.
Singapore's first dedicated showroom for the renowned Italian furnishings brand Flexform, presented by Studio216 is now at 200 Newton Road.
Kuala Lumpur-based furniture store Studio216 distributes the brand here and in Malaysia.
The 3,000 sq ft flagship showroom with a mezzanine level carries furnishings from Flexform Italy, including living, dining, and bedroom furniture. In particular, the brand specialises in sofas, and iconic products include the Groundpiece and Soft Dream sofas by Antonio Citterio, also the brand's creative director. The showroom also carries lighting by Italian brand Penta, and Davide Groppi.
Embark on an epicurean journey and relish the exotic flavours of Peranakan, Moroccan, Javanese and Spanish cuisines with Chef Wan! His new halal-certified restaurant Chef Wan's Kitchen is now open at Esplanade.
A beloved TV personality known for his effervescent personality; Chef Wan is a culinary stalwart with 35 years of experience under his belt. For this venture, he has dug into his treasure trove of recipes, passed down from his grandmother to mother to auntie and then to him, with the best ones curated.
On the menu: Chef Wan's Oxtail Soup, Javanese Chicken, Moroccan Harira Lamb Meatball Soup, Lawar, Ayam Percik and more.
Bistro by day, restaurant by night; .elia brings you a specially assembled menu. Find freshly made pasta and sandwiches for lunch and come night, feast on an amalgam of flavours. They promise nothing short of a fantastic dining experience.
The new .elia takes over the former grounds of Oriole Coffee Roasters at Jiak Chuan Road. It is created by the folks behind The Chillout Cafe that was situated at Labuan, Malaysia.
On the menu: Panchetta (Trenette tossed with egg yolk, brown butter and pancetta), Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Russian Dressing on Sourdough Toast, The Scampi and more.
They have a dish simply named as Potatoes. It is a brunch-only dish of grilled potatoes on mashed potatoes, peppered with bacon and caramelised onions plus a Sunny-Side-Up on top to finish.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
The Artground is an arts centre and accessible play space for children aged 12 and under and they aim to provide positive arts experiences across a variety of art forms.
Throughout the year, The Artground will present interactive art installations that children can climb through, over and under and this changes tri-annually. This provides excellent non-directive play opportunities for children to discover and practice their motor skills.
The Artground draws inspiration from the poem, The Hundred Languages of Children.
“The child is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
a hundred, always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover
a hundred worlds to invent
a hundred worlds to dream.”
- Excerpt from, The Hundred Languages of Children by Loris Malaguzzi.
The Artground encourages everyone who visits their center to be creative by offering opportunities for the child and the artist to remain inquisitive for life. Their primary arts programmes and ancillary workshops that go beyond the arts realm, facilitate learning through play and empower children to express themselves in a hundred ways.
On the weekends, The Artground will provide a variety of art-related programmes that families with young children can engage in together. These include gardening, performing arts (music, dance/movement & drama) as well as arts & craft activities.
To expand the variety of training modules for its members; True Fitness is introducing for the first time, the Queenax functional and suspended bodyweight training system and Aerial Yoga facilities, both unique to True Fitness's eighth and latest club located at Viva Business Park.
The Queenax is a highly-versatile equipment that integrates unlimited training options to improve strength and mobility for everyday living, and can be adapted to suit exercisers with different fitness levels.
Aerial yoga is a modern adaptation of traditional yoga done with the support of a special kind of hammock so that you are suspended in the air. With the greater freedom of movement, you’ll be able to go deeper into stretches and increase your flexibility. It is also an effective way to strengthen your core strength and get a total body workout because of the higher level of muscle engagement required to keep your body stable in the air.
The new 18,000 sq ft Fitness & Yoga Facility houses an exciting array of state-of-the-art cardiovascular, strength and résistance equipment, and three sprawling studios – one Aerobics studio, one Spinning studio, and an Infra-red Hot Yoga studio.
Stretch your mind and body with their suite of yoga classes such as Yogalates & Yin Yoga classes and get your blood pumping with the high-energy ICE II Spinning classes. You can also opt for the popular BodyPump™, BodyCombat™, Zumba®, Hip Hop, Grit Strength, Hot Hula and Fight-Do classes.
Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) is envisioned to be Singapore’s new national gardens in the heartlands, a people’s garden for leisure and recreation, and a model for sustainability in green development.
The 90-hectare gardens will comprise JLG West, JLG Central and JLG East. JLG West is currently undergoing development, and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. JLG Central and JLG East will be completed from 2020 onwards.
You can begin to enjoy JLG West from 2018! Look out for a meandering boardwalk that will bring people closer to nature, a nature-themed play area for kids, and a community lifestyle and water sports facility for activities such as kayaking and dragon boating.
JLG will be the first national gardens in the heartlands. It will complement two existing world-class national gardens – Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) and Gardens by the Bay (GB). SBG’s strength lies in its botanical emphasis, research and heritage value, whilst GB’s strength is in its themed gardens and sustainability efforts. JLG’s focus is to be a people’s garden accessible to all segments of the community.
JLG will be a unique leisure and recreation destination amongst the other major parks including East Coast Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Pasir Ris Park, and is strategically located to serve the western region of Singapore.
JLG is a vital green infrastructure that contributes to Jurong Lake District’s vision to be ‘a leading model for Singapore in developing a mixed-use urban district that is sustainable, smart and connected’. It will feature sustainable design systems and smart technologies that enable sustainable operation.