Coming to you in 2021, the new HomeTeamNS Bedok Clubhouse will be the first clubhouse to be nestled within Bedok Reservoir Park. With a waterfront haven-themed clubhouse observing the Bedok Reservoir, HomeTeamNS members can look forward to a cozy space to bond and relax with their families and friends.
HomeTeamNS is a non-profit Association set up to recognise the invaluable contributions of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) NSmen to the safety and security of the nation. Not just a regular recreation club, they seek to create a shared environment for NSmen from both forces to foster better relations while working together.
The HomeTeamNS Bedok Clubhouse is set to have features and facilities like Concept Villas, Indoor Water Adventure, thoughfully designed mancaves and more.
Their Concept Vilas, the first of their kind in Singapore, will be set on a hill slope, within forested vegetation and amidst a canopy of trees, and offer park and reservoir views.
The Indoor Water Adventure will feature several firsts for Singapore: the longest indoor water slide; the first water slide tunnel decorated with LED rainbows, dot patterns and shooting lights; and the first wet obstacle rope course.
The mancaves will be similar to those at their Khatib Clubhouse, the mancaves at Bedok Clubhouse will allow for NSmen to gather in comfortable hangout spaces.
Visitors to Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) can look forward to a new state-of-the-art digital experience attraction added to the range of leisure and tourism offerings available at Singapore’s latest iconic lifestyle destination. A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the Changi Experience Studio was conceived and designed by Changi Airport Group to be a space that tells interesting stories of Changi Airport in a way that brings wonder and delight to both adults and children alike.
Located on Level 4 of Jewel, the studio presents a journey of fun and discovery through the exciting virtual world of Changi Airport featuring a garden that sings, an adrenaline-pumping runway race, a quest to collect airport trolleys, a battle of smiles and more.
With a collection of over 20 different touchpoints and ten zones spread over 3,000sqm (about half the size of a football field), the Changi Experience Studio utilises technology to present a diverse mix of unique experiences under one roof, including interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits. Each touchpoint tells a different slice of the Changi Airport story uncovered through the visitor’s participation. For instance, visitors can have fun playing games simulating different functions at the airport and learning how things work behind-the scenes through interactive projection exhibits. They can also look forward to an immersive show that will trigger their senses and imagination about the past and future of aviation.
Designed with a mix of experiences that offer both individual engagement and social bonding, the space is suitable for families, friends and groups looking for a fun outing or interesting communal activities. As an indicative guide to help visitors plan their day’s programme, it takes over 90 minutes to complete all the experiences within the Changi Experience Studio.
Exploration of the studio is done primarily with the Travel Guide – a personal interactive device that accompanies every visitor on their journey through the studio. A seemingly simple piece of cardboard with all its technology embedded within, the versatile Travel Guide enables active interaction and spontaneous engagement between the visitor and the exhibits in different ways. This technology used in Changi Experience Studio premiers for the first time across Singapore and Asia.
The Changi Experience Studio operates daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm (last entry is at 9.00pm). The entry fee for Singapore residents is $19 for Adults and $13 for Children / Seniors. Families enjoy a bundle rate of $54 (for 2 Adults and 2 Children / Seniors). Children below 6 years old enjoy free entry.
The eagerly awaited Canopy Park attractions located on the top level of Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) are now available to the public. The picturesque 14,000 sqm space is home to seven iconic play attractions and creative gardens.
The first-of-its-kind play attractions created by top designers from Britain, France, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands promise endless fun for travellers and residents alike. Guests can look forward to navigating their way through the Mirror Maze and Hedge Maze, walking or bouncing on the Manulife Sky Nets, exploring the sculptural playscape of Discovery Slides, and enjoying a gripping view of the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley from the Canopy Bridge, a bridge with glass panel flooring suspended 23 metres above ground.
Integrated with the attractions are interactive garden spaces that encourage play and imagination. Foggy Bowls feature four gentle concave bowls with an element of mist and fog to create the experience of playing amongst clouds. Topiary Walk is a whimsical wonderland, featuring animal topiaries such as an orangutan, crocodile, elephant, peacock and chameleon. Petal Garden will boast seasonal displays of flowers. Along the main loop that connects these attractions are four noteworthy trees, including a pair of olive trees and the Lover’s Tree which earned its name because of its conjoined trunks.
After an exhilarating time playing in the attractions, those seeking respite from the excitement or a relaxed night out, will have the option to dine under the stars while perusing diverse menus from up to eight F&B outlets at Canopy Park.
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, said, “Changi Airport holds a special place in the hearts of many, especially Singaporeans, and we want to extend this special bond for everyone who visits Jewel. The attractions and gardens on Canopy Park are designed for guests to relax or have a fun time with their families and friends, whether they reside in Singapore or are international travellers visiting Jewel.
When Canopy Park was conceptualised, we envisaged a green natural environment with play and leisure activities for people of all ages. Importantly, we wanted to create a space where activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors, are brought to an indoor environment so that they can be enjoyed under all weather conditions.”
Entrance fees for Singapore residents to Canopy Park is $4.50, while access to the various attractions will range from $7.20 to $19.80. There are also bundle packages to enjoy all or most of the attractions.
It is located about 10 minutes' walk from Yishun MRT station and it is free for the public and opens daily from 9am to 10pm.
The water park has an area of 5,600 sq m. It consists of three main zones of water play, including a circular 3.5m-tall water curtain and features giant boardgame pieces. The play pool is suitable for children aged two to 12.
Gardens by the Bay is at heart a People’s Garden for all Singaporeans. Bayfront Plaza is part of Gardens by the Bay’s push to provide more opportunities for all Singaporeans to enjoy the Gardens in the years to come. The amenities offered at Bayfront Plaza add to the 95 per cent of Gardens by the Bay that is non-ticketed.
CEO of Gardens by the Bay Mr Felix Loh said, “Since we began, Gardens by the Bay’s visitorship has surpassed expectations, and the success of the Gardens allows us to give back to the community. We hope to do this by establishing more beautiful non-ticketed spaces and curating myriad events and programmes without admission charges for Singaporeans from all walks of life to gather and enjoy themselves amidst nature.”
Since Gardens by the Bay opened in 2012, total visitorship to date has exceeded 50 million. Last year alone, the Gardens received more than 12 million visitors.
Bayfront Plaza is the newest non-ticketed space designed for the community, after the Japanese-themed garden Serene Garden opened in November last year.
It sits on the site previously occupied by the Future of Us exhibition that was part of the SG50 celebrations in 2015. The iconic lattice structure that was part of the exhibition has been retained and integrated into the design of Bayfront Plaza.
At Bayfront Plaza, the public can look forward to the Bayfront Pop-up Market every weekend featuring about 30 stalls selling a variety of merchandise. In line with Gardens by the Bay’s community focus, the Bayfront Pop-up Market provides a platform for social enterprises to showcase their products, with a third of the stalls intended to be run by social enterprises.
To encourage ground-up efforts among organisations to bring the community together, the indoor and outdoor spaces are available rent-free for community-focused events.
Aside from Bayfront Plaza, works have also started on the building of another non-ticketed green space called Active Garden. This is an activity area for seniors, which also aims to encourage inter-generational bonding. Active Garden is expected to be ready in early 2020.
Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) and Shiseido have announced the naming rights partnership of the Shiseido Forest Valley; a wondrous 4-storey indoor ‘forest’ which will allow visitors to experience the Japanese appreciation of nature, beauty and art.
Jewel (scheduled to open on 17 April 2019) will have one of the largest indoor collection of plants in Singapore, with about 22,000sqm of space dedicated to landscaping throughout the complex. The Shiseido Forest Valley will complement Jewel’s wide array of retail and F&B activities, allowing visitors to shop and dine amidst a resplendent indoor forest. Visitors can even take a gentle hike up two cobblestoned walking trails, the East and West Trail, punctuated by idyllic cascading waterfalls and mist clouds.
Made up of more than 900 trees and palms and about 60,000 shrubs, the curation of the indoor forest took concerted effort. Before the installation of the Shiseido Forest Valley, trials were first done in a polytunnel (or hoop greenhouse) to simulate the actual in-Jewel temperature, humidity and light levels. Applying these optimal growth conditions eventually resulted in the dynamic forest experience and selection of plants that visitors will see in Jewel.
The 4-storey incline of the Shiseido Forest Valley also influenced the types of flora selected. For example, the shrubs chosen are shade-tolerant and have adapted to space constraints, just as understorey plants have in real forests. Whether dining at spots overlooking the Shiseido Forest Valley or strolling through the trails, visitors to Jewel can expect an awe-inspiring experience when they walk through this climate-controlled space.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum which has been at the Chinese Garden for about 18 years has recently relocated to the ORTO leisure park in Yishun. They welcome you to enter into a rare world of turtles and tortoises.
â€‹Sense the mystery of the river turtle, the awesome power of the Alligator turtle and the majestic beauty of the Radiated tortoise.
â€‹See and feel the spirit of the Sulcata Tortoise for luck, and the Thailand’s Golden Temple Turtle for wealth. Be fascinated by the wondrous Golden Terrapin and the Six Legged Tortoise. Listen to the lonely noise of the Indian Star Tortoise and marvel at the strange looking Soft Shell Turtle from India.
More than just a collection of reptiles - a true learning experience for all.
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Spanning 18,000 sq ft on the ground level of the Marina Square, the soon-to-open Nerf Action Xperience will offer multiple activity zones that aim to encourage active play, teamwork and more. There will also be merchandising and Food & Beverage areas that will engage and entrench all family members into the fun and action of the Nerf brand.
Kingsmen Creatives announced that Kingsmen Xperience, its US-based subsidiary, has entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro International, Inc. to create, build and operate the Nerf brand of family entertainment center (FEC) attractions across Asia Pacific.
Under the agreement, Kingsmen will co-conceptualise, create, build and operate multiple Nerf FEC locations. The agreement between Hasbro and Kingsmen marks the start of an inaugural partnership and entry into the development and operation of Nerf FEC attractions across Asia Pacific.
Established in 1976 and listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange, Kingsmen is a leading international communication design and production group.