In future, customers will be able to customize and purchase vehicles online using a smartphone, which will immediately start production using Hyundai’s on-demand technology. The customers can then watch their car being manufactured at HMGICS. Once the car is ready for delivery, it will be transferred to the 620-meter-long Sky Track where customer can test drive the vehicle.
Sky Track will sit atop HMGICS’ state-of-the-art seven-story innovation lab located at the Jurong Innovation District (JID). JID enables how organizations collaborate – by bringing the various nodes of the advanced manufacturing ecosystem together, into a single district to create a one-stop advanced manufacturing hub. Masterplanned to house the full manufacturing value chain, JID is home to a vibrant ecosystem of researchers, technology and training providers, and advanced manufacturers.
HMGICS occupies a footprint of 44,000 m2 with the building covering 28,000 m2. Construction of the site will be completed by the end of 2022. The building will also feature a landing port for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as well as solar panels providing the site with clean renewable energy. The center will gradually expand its use of renewable energy to eventually use fuel cell as a power supply to minimize emissions from power generation.
The Government is pleased to announce that a new 0.9ha integrated development – “Chill at Chong Pang” will be built at Chong Pang City. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will work together with the People’s Association (PA), National Environment Agency (NEA), and Sport Singapore (SportSG) to bring greater convenience and more interesting programmes to residents.
Chong Pang City is the first neighbourhood centre in Yishun New Town and is about 40 years old. To continue serving the changing needs of the residents, the new integrated development will upgrade the existing amenities at Chong Pang City and provide new amenities. Residents can look forward to a new Chong Pang Community Club, a replacement market and hawker centre, as well as new facilities such as swimming pools, a gym, fitness studios, and commercial shops.
When completed, the new integrated development will inject greater vibrancy into Chong Pang City. It will also be a new community node for residents and will make it more convenient for residents to participate in community, social and leisure activities all under one roof. In addition, there are plans for joint-agency programmes, which will promote active lifestyles and enhance interaction amongst residents of all ages and from all walks of life.
Construction for the new integrated development is expected to commence in 2H2022 and be completed in 2027.
Vietnamese craft beer pub Heart of Darkness has moved out from Tras Street and is taking over the premises of Neon Pigeon on Keong Saik Road.
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Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) has won the joint tender by the Singapore Land Authority, Singapore Tourism Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the 48,200 square feet car park at Grange Road into a new multi-functional event space.
Set to be operational in the second quarter of 2022, the concept, designed by DP Architects, aims to offer a first-of-its-kind lifestyle experience along Orchard Road, with multiple dedicated event spaces, an independent cinema, hawker stalls serving local delights and a food and beverage attraction. This will provide a rich array of events and experiences for locals and tourists, especially the millennials.
LREIT is collaborating with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, to create an exciting calendar of concerts, film and events ensuring that the site is active all year round.
LREIT will also collaborate with The Projector, Singapore’s much-loved independent cinema operator, and Museum of Food. In support of the government’s push for Singapore’s hawker culture to be recognised by UNESCO, Museum of Food aims to launch an experiential attraction where locals and tourists can immerse themselves in the history, flavours and creativity of local cuisine, curating concepts that generate high imaginative experiences with instagrammable moments.
South Korean travel retailer, Lotte Duty Free has taken over the liquor and tobacco concession at Changi Airport.
Bringing its extensive travel retail experience to Changi, Lotte will eventually offer over 3,000 tax- and duty-free wines and spirits as it expands its product line-up progressively. Travellers can look forward to a wide variety of brands and products from special and limited-edition whiskies and cognacs, exclusive labels only found in Changi Airport, a dedicated collection of Asian spirits highlighting brands from Singapore and Korea, as well as alcohol-free options to cater to a growing demand for non-alcoholic beverages.
Renovation works for Lotte’s stores at Changi Airport will take place in phases, beginning in Terminals 1 and 3, once circuit breaker restrictions are lifted. Integrating elements of nature, inspired by Changi Airport’s iconic gardens, and featuring innovative in-store technologies, Lotte’s design concept for its stores will redefine the retail experience at Changi. Shoppers can look forward to unique concepts such as a specialised cognac brand boutique, immersive experience zones dedicated to whiskey, gin and wines, and a high-tech tasting bar, among others.
With the gradual re-starting of activities post-circuit breaker restrictions in Singapore, Lotte will first retail on Changi Airport’s duty-free e-commerce platform, iShopChangi.com, before its physical stores open at a later stage. Singapore residents can shop selected Lotte’s products on iShopChangi without flying.
The world’s second largest travel retailer in terms of sales turnover, Lotte has been awarded the liquor and tobacco concession for a six-year term that covers all 18 liquor & tobacco stores across Changi Airport’s four terminals, spanning more than 8,000 sqm of retail space.
The Pasir Panjang Power District is set to be transformed into a waterfront lifestyle district, with public spaces for all to enjoy and where the power station buildings will be repurposed to house new uses.
By 2027, the container terminals at Keppel, Tanjong Pagar and Brani will move out, and various development works will begin. But prior to that, the first project in the Greater Southern Waterfront will be the area around Labrador Park.
One key parcel is the Pasir Panjang Power District. It is 15ha of prime waterfront land which consists of two disused power station buildings – Power Station ‘A’ and Power Station ‘B’.
By the mid-2020s, Singapore's Pasir Panjang Power District could host concepts such as a drone race course, a hobby factory run by seniors, a hotel, residences, giant slides or even a floating pool perched along the coast.
It will be one of the first few sites to be developed along the Greater Southern Waterfront, a stretch from Marina East to Pasir Panjang that will be transformed for residential and leisure use as the port shifts to Tuas.