The newly-opened Gallery 1819 at Tan Boon Liat Building is a Fine Art gallery that features Southeast Asian artworks from artists across the international region.
Ranging from Chinese Ink to Gouache paintings, Gallery 1819 Singapore offers a versatile acquisition of collectible works within your reach. Its current portfolio houses some of the most esteemed artists in Singapore’s art scene such as Thomas Yeo, a prominent Singapore second-generation artist, and Aaron Gan, an established local artist. The gallery reaches a wider pool of audience through both physical and virtual spaces, as well as capturing comprehensive needs of each individual with the help of their art consultants.
Lumo is a new cocktail bar and restaurant unlike any other. Because its genesis is unlike any other, where Light is at the centre of its being: inspiring and driving it.
Light, a substance so banal yet ineffable, fills the 70-seat bar and restaurant in Boat Quay: suffusing it with its qualities, its values, its symbolism. ‘Lumo’ is a word in Esperanto, an artificial language, that means ‘light.’ Picking it for a name underscores one of LUMO’s defining principles – community – since Esperanto was created in 1887 as a means to unify peoples across the world through a universal lexicon.
Lumo comprises two distinct spaces – a bar and an open kitchen. A cool Scandinavian theme unifies the interior, featuring a muted palette and wood, leather and warm lighting to evoke a the feel of nicely furnished house party. Seating is informal and ‘democratic’ with high stools, counter seats, booths and dining settings inviting lots of social interaction. For instance, head over to the high tables set at a height of 95cm – ideal for both seated meals and for diners who prefer to stand and mingle. Each space also has its own ambience in sync with different playlists, underscoring the overarching message of Lumo – that any person can find his or her place on this earth, to exist and flourish under the same light.
The Modern European dishes of Head Chef Martin Wong and his team showcase key ingredients with finesse, and present them in a familiar and approachable manner. Just as light can both unify and contrast, dichotomies are explored in order to achieve a creative balance. For instance, a combination of wood-fire cooking and modern methods is applied. So are other traditional methods such as pickling, fermentation, ageing and brining, which are coupled with cutting edge technology such as Centrifuge and Thermomix to intensify flavours and achieve complexity.
The recipes are designed to complement the cocktails, with flavours supporting the drinks as diners progress from low-ABV to higher ABV’s as the night rolls along. And in line with Lumo’s inclusiveness, the cuisine is planned with an eye to dietary requirements and preferences.
Head Bartender Josiah Chee and his team eschew any fixed ‘style’, instead harmonising the Japanese and American approach to mixology to deliver a coherent experience that takes in social interaction, recommendations, showmanship and presentation. Concoctions stem from traditional recipes coupled with evolving trends, and are inspired by the things people eat and drink every day – the ‘fundamentals of life.’
The launch menu focuses on Breakfast, a daily staple. The cocktails are conceptualised around the prismatic nature of light, represented by 7 categories corresponding to the 7 constituent colours of natural light. Ranging from low to high ABV, each category is based on a study of ingredients – Brew, Milk, Fruit, ABC, ImpossibleTM Salad, Toast, Treat – distilled through culinary methods to be presented in their purest form.
Sengkang Grand Residences is an iconic integrated development that is set to redefine the joy and convenience of living in Sengkang. With your home sitting above Buangkok MRT and a bus interchange, enjoy seamless connectivity to anywhere across Singapore.
Discover a unique home created and curated with lifestyle conveniences including a hawker centre, childcare centre, community club, community plaza, retail mall, bus interchange and Buangkok MRT Station.
Shop for daily essentials and groceries with a mall and supermarket under one roof, and relish the sizzle of hawker culture with a modern hawker centre right downstairs. An enriching childcare centre is just below your home, as is a brand new community club with a multi-purpose hall perfect for active, sporty lifestyles.
With 680 units spread across nine residential towers, ranging from 1-bedroom + study to 4-bedroom premium + flexi units, every home is optimally designed for you and your family. Each unit is decorated impeccably in a clean palette of pleasant tones and natural textures. Shape your home however you fancy, with expansive and adaptable living spaces that invite you to be creative with your interior design aspirations.
Motherhouse was launched in 2006 and aspire to shed light on the craftsmanship and materials in developing countries. Their products are perfect for shoppers who prefer something more unique and lasting.
The brand’s elegant and timeless bags are made in Bangladesh, stoles in Nepal, and jewelleries in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. With more than 35 stores across Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, their Suntec City store is Motherhouse's 2nd branch in Singapore.
Singapore Philatelic Museum will be closed for redevelopment to refresh the museum’ infrastructure, content and offerings to enhance the visitor experience for Singaporeans. This will be a major redevelopment since SPM’s opening in 1995. The museum will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re-open to the public in 2021.
Dedicated to showcasing Singapore’s rich philatelic heritage, SPM uses stamps as windows to introduce Singapore’s heritage and culture, as well as our connections to the world. Located at 23B Coleman Street, the building that houses SPM was formerly part of the Anglo Chinese School, and later the Methodist Book Room. SPM was officially opened on 19 August 1995 as a project of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. Since 2000, the museum has been managed by National Heritage Board.
Redevelopment works at SPM will include essential infrastructural upgrades to the museum building, as well as a revamp of the permanent and changing galleries to improve visitor experience.
During its redevelopment, SPM will continue to engage the young through travelling exhibitions and education programmes at pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. It will also continue to organise signature events such as the annualNational Stamp Collecting Competition and Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition. Families can also visit A Little Magic roving exhibition at public libraries. Look out for updates and activities on the museum website www.spm.org.sg!
Explore Le Labo's fine fragrances in personalized perfumes, candles, shampoo, lotion and more at their newly-opened store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
Le Labo was born in Grasse, the capital of perfumery located in the French Riviera, and raised in New York, where Edouard Roschi and Fabrice Penot opened the first lab in February 2006 on Elizabeth Street in Nolita.
They work with a community of craftswomen and craftsmen who contribute to and shape this world: the perfumer, the lab technician, the candle pourer, the rose harvester.
They work to make the lives of people more beautiful by creating unique sensorial experiences, The core of their collection is 18 unisex perfumes and 10 soy-based wax candles. We also offer genderless body formulas and a grooming line.
The submission by Kengo Kuma & Associates in collaboration with K2LD Architects has been selected as the winner of the international architectural design competition for the Founders’ Memorial. The competition, launched in January 2019, attracted a strong response of 193 submissions from local and foreign firms. From these, five designs were shortlisted by the Jury Panel.
The Jury Panel chose the winning design by Kengo Kuma & Associates and K2LD Architects as it stood out as a site-specific design that best encapsulates the aspirations of the design brief. Its organic form creates a welcome counterpoint to the domes of Gardens by the Bay. It represents a bold and imaginative new type of memorial which rises out of the landscape. Conceptually different from the other shortlisted designs, it emphasises Singapore as a “City in a Garden” and allows for future growth. More than a singular building, it is a sustainable, environmentally progressive reflection of the ideals of Singapore. In addition, the design has great potential to provide multi-layered experiences for all visitors in its blending of external and internal spaces.
Following the announcement of the winning design, Kengo Kuma & Associates and K2LD Architects will be commissioned to develop the design of the Founders’ Memorial with the National Heritage Board and Gardens by the Bay. The construction works for the memorial are expected to commence in 2022, and the Founders’ Memorial is expected to be completed by 2027. Public will continue to be consulted in the development of the detailed building design and the formulation of the content and programming concepts over the next few years.
The Founders’ Memorial will commemorate the values and ideals exemplified by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s first generation leaders, as well as other key personalities who played important roles in Singapore’s path to independence, and in the early years of Singapore’s nation-building process. The Memorial’s narrative will take a values-driven approach as guided by its concept, which was derived from the Founders’ Memorial Committee’s engagement with Singaporeans in 2015 – 2017.
Envisioned as an integrated gallery and gardens experience at the Bay East Garden, the Memorial aims to both commemorate how independent Singapore came to be, and inspire Singaporeans to commit themselves to contribute towards the nation’s future.
The Memorial is currently in its second stage of development, and the Committee will continue to engage Singaporeans to gather their views on its design. More information on the Founders’ Memorial is available at foundersmemorial.sg.
Singapore's eighth MRT line, the Cross Island Line (CRL) will be our longest fully underground line at more than 50 kilometres long. It will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors, connecting major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi region.
When operational, it will have the highest number of interchange stations, with almost half the stations on the line being linked to existing rail stations. This means more alternative travel routes to get to your destination.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is also pleased to announce the alignment and station locations for the Cross Island Line (CRL) – Punggol Extension, which connects Pasir Ris to Punggol, providing a direct connection for commuters travelling between eastern and north-eastern Singapore.
The 7.3-kilometre extension will provide better rail connectivity and greater accessibility for those living in eastern areas such as Pasir Ris and Tampines North as well as north-eastern areas such as Punggol and Sengkang. The Punggol extension will be fully underground and comprises four stations, namely Punggol, Riviera, Elias, and Pasir Ris. Construction for the extension is expected to commence in 2022, with the stations opening by 2031.
With the CRL-Punggol Extension, Punggol residents will be able to reach Pasir Ris within 15 minutes on the MRT in future. A same journey on the bus takes around 40 minutes. It will also halve the travel time for commuters travelling from Punggol North to Loyang Industrial Area.
Constructed in three phases, the 29km long Phase 1 of the CRL (CRL1) will comprise 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. This will serve residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio. More than 100,000 households will benefit from CRL1, and common recreational spaces such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park will also become accessible by public transport. Construction for CRL1 is expected to be completed by 2029.