Golden Village Multiplex (GV), Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, has answered the call of the residents of Bedok, with the opening of its new 576-seat multiplex at the new Djitsun Mall Bedok, where the iconic Princess Theatre once stood. They also introduced a new local curry-flavoured popcorn which is sold exclusively at GV Bedok as GV pays homage to local food culture.
From Hollywood blockbusters to inspiring independent films, patrons of the new six- theatre multiplex can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with pristine sound, from the unparalleled comfort of GV Bedok’s leatherette seats – all within the immediate vicinity of their homes, as the company continues its steadfast commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience in Singapore.
GV Bedok will cater to the demand among residents for a cineplex in a neighbourhood that was once home to a cluster of four cinemas in the 1990s. Since the closing of the Princess Theatre 10 years ago, residents of Bedok have eagerly awaited the return of a movie theatre to Singapore’s most densely populated neighbourhood, home to some 300,000 residents.
In a homage to this renowned food haven in the Eastern part of Singapore, which is famed for its traditional hawker dishes, Golden Village has launched a new localised curry-flavoured gourmet popcorn in tandem with the opening of its new cinema. The flavour is exclusively available at GV Bedok for three months from GV Bedok’s opening. In addition, GV will introduce three other gourmet popcorn flavours – Seaweed Wasabi, Caramel, and Cheese – across its cinemas island-wide.
Continuing its enthusiasm for culinary delights and support of local brands, GV is also working with homegrown F&B chain Saybons to offer cinemagoers a wholesome spread of hot soups, pastas and light bites at GV Bedok.
Located in Chijmes, the newly-opened BOLD Fitness is a club with a unique view of fitness in Singapore – that training is personal.
Founded by experienced and highly specialized trainers Filza Dorah, Hadi Sim and Guna Palanisamy, BOLD Fitness is for fitness enthusiasts who are looking for customized fitness and lifestyle solutions to meet their health and wellness needs.
Personal training is at the core of what they do – with specialisations in post-rehab training, pre- and post-natal training, weightloss programmes, mixed martial arts, sports-specific training, and bodybuilding. All their trainers are also qualified with myofascial and triggerpoint release, as well as mobility work, to make sure your body is prepared for your fitness goals and to improve overall quality of life.
BOLD was designed not just as another gym, but a fitness club so that they can put their members’ needs at the forefront of everything they do. Members have an all-access pass to the club’s facilities, including state-of-the-art equipment, complimentary wifi, changing rooms and showers with a dry and wet area, plus a café that sells customisable protein shakes, juices, healthy bites and coffee – yes, coffee is healthy too!
They believe in education and full guidance. BOLD will host fitness events and wellness workshops. Exclusively for their members, they provide nutrition and diet plans for a holistic fitness offering.
If you’re looking to be a stronger, fitter version of yourself, BOLD is there to help you on your journey.
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
Celebrating its tenth year, Filmgarde Cineplexes is embarking on an exciting new growth planto be Singapore’s market leader in the cinematic experience. Pushing to be at the forefront of international standards whilst being audience-oriented and accessible, Filmgarde will feature cutting-edge international cinematic technology, innovative products and carefully curated service offerings.
Filmgarde Cineplexes has overhauled and enhanced its website and is introducing for the FIRST time in Singapore, a Bilingual Cinema Website that allows consumers to toggle the platform easily between English and Chinese. This thoughtful initiative not only allows Filmgarde to reach out to a wider audience, but it also creates greater ease of use and accessibility for the mature and silver generation.
Complementing its new website is Filmgarde Cineplexes’ brand new self-service ticketing kiosk which also sits on a bilingual platform. These kiosks are ergonomically designed and allows for fast and effortless purchase of tickets via a wide range of payment platforms including Visa, Mastercard, PayWave, PayPass and NETS, in line with the national drive towards a cashless economy. For those who prefer a human touch, manned ticketing counters are also available.
To encourage family bonding and more convenient visits for young families to the movies, Filmgarde Cineplexes is also introducing the FIRST Cinema ‘Family Seats’ in Singapore (from $28.50-$42). A Filmgarde exclusive design that allows for seating for up to two adults and two children, this thoughtful initiative elevates the cinema seat from being just another piece of furniture, to an opportunity for families and loved ones to engage and interact seamlessly at the movies.
In a FIRST also for Singapore and Asia, Filmgarde Cineplexes is working strategically with local media powerhouse Mediacorp and Barco, the leading international specialist in visual and projection technology, to debut the next generation immersive sound technologyAuroMax® across all its cinema halls at Filmgarde Century Square.
The brand new AuroMax® is the next frontier and the epitome of the Auro technology. It is also the format of choice for international cinematic use and supported by major and international organizations such as NATO (National Organisation of Theatre Owners), UNIC and DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative), representing major exhibitors, Hollywood studios and the SMPTE (the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers). As of June 2018, there are more than 600 theatres worldwide committed to the format, with more than 50 leading post-production studios and 120 international films released in Auro®.
AuroMax® is thus confidently positioned as the ultimate immersive sound system on themarket, creating a natural 3D listening experience; allowing Singapore’s audience to feel asthough they are right within the picture. In another first of its kind in Singapore, in line withFilmgarde’s vision to elevate the cinematic standards for Singapore’s audiences, it will bekeeping its AuroMax® ticket pricing affordable, retaining its regular price of tickets (from $8.50- $14.50).
16 Beat Drums is your one-stop brand new concept music store that provides revolutionary drumming solutions for drummers of all ages, skill-levels and styles. Their business is run by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the best drumming experience for you.
16 Beat Drums is like a "candy store" equivalent for drum enthusiasts.
Besides the regular drumming goods/things that are usually offered at a conventional drum store, they offer more exclusive products and home-practice solutions that are not yet experienced by many professionals and beginner drummers in the region.
16 Beat Drums is a business that’s built on passion and they take pride in serving the drumming community.
So visit their newly-opened store at 16 Opal Crescent and check out their products. Their friendly & well-versed staff members will be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Play. Practice. Be Heard.
The passionate people behind 16 Beat Drums also manages Singapore Drum Fest, who runs Asia's biggest drumming competition "Drum-Off 2018" and drumming festivals like "Ultimate Drummers Weekend".
Singapore Drum Fest is reputed for being the first-of-its-kind in Asia. A modern and energetic festival that seeks to empower drummers and raise public interest in drumming since 2007. Organized by Fest Events International, and modelled after the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in the USA, Singapore Drum Fest continues to bring the world’s best drummers and musicians together since its birth in 2007 until today.
Dog owners in Tiong Bahru and beyond now have a space for their furry pets to roam freely and safely! Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has transformed the state land at Tiong Poh Road into a dog park named Tiong Bahru Dog Run.
Member of Parliament, Ms Indranee Rajah stumbled upon the piece of state land previously and thought it would make a wonderful dog park. She then approached SLA for assistance and they agreed to allow the use of the land for a dog run. SLA also put in lights, for additional safety and security. MP Rajah officiated the opening of Tiong Bahru Dog Run last month.
In collaboration with national sports agency Sport Singapore (SportsSG), sporting goods retailer Decathlon is set to open its biggest store in Kallang early next year.
Measuring about 5,000 sq m, the "Decathlon Singapore Lab" will be Decathlon's fourth store here in Singapore. The store has a 15-year lease from SportSG, which owns the land.
The upcoming store will allow shoppers to test its products via augmented reality and virtual simulations. It will also offer foot scans and mobile payment solutions, including electronic-wallet capabilities.
Decathlon Singapore Lab will also hold events, fitness programmes and sports clinics and have "free to play" areas outside the store.
PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands brings you its first PUMA SELECT store in Singapore.
Located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, PUMA SELECT fuses performance with culture and fashion by revisiting PUMA’s rich history and innovation as a leading sports brand and is the preferred destination to get the latest collections of exclusive PUMA designer collaborations.