Dive into a whole new Virtual Reality world and beyond in Artscience Museum's new VR Gallery, a permanent gallery space that celebrates curiosity, innovation and experimentation through cutting-edge virtual reality artworks.
Equipped with state-of-the-art VR headsets and controllers, the VR Gallery presents immersive experiences from some of the world’s most renowned artists, scientists, museums and film festivals.
Experience the unlimited possibilities of VR on a cinematic scale as these artists bring you on a journey of pushing the boundaries of reality and discovering the unexplored.
Get into training for authentic Muay Thai but yet with smiles and laughters. At PFG Muay Thai, they emphasize on happiness and positive vibes for each learning and training journey.
Coach Mus, the Founder and Managing Director of PFG Muay Thai is a Boxxtomoi Kickboxing International Champion.
PFG Muay Thai is simply not just a muay thai gym. It is a home to all their members where nobody will feel intimidated. Their classes cater to all ages, gender and fitness levels and are conducted in a clean, fun, safe and positive environment. Train with PFG Muay Thai at their new 4,000 sqft studio at Balestier Point. You can book a 1-hour free trial with them here.
Lion City Sailors Integrated Facility is Lion City Sailors’ (LCS) new state-of-the-art training facility that will be home to both the Sailors and the LCS Football Academy. Construction on the proposed facility at 8 Mattar Road, which currently houses the Academy, is projected to be completed in April 2022.
The facility will, when completed, become Singapore’s first fully-integrated football training centre. LCS has committed to invest more than $10 million in this centre, underlining its drive for excellence and support for the development of football in Singapore. It will feature five pitches - two 11-a-side and three 7-a-side fields - changing rooms, a gym, and will include facilities for sports science and medicine, video analytics, as well as study rooms for Academy scholars in the Elite Development Programme.
The training centre is a key facet of the Sailors’ drive for excellence in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and the region. It will also facilitate the establishment of a pipeline of young footballers for the Singapore football fraternity as it aims to boost youth development as part of the national project: “Unleash the Roar!”. In addition to facilities that cater to the Sailors’ professional team and its Academy, the proposed facility will include a viewing area for the public, a café, as well as community-friendly spaces where grassroots activities for residents, such as health screenings, community talks, and exercises classes can be held. These additional features come as part of the facility’s secondary goal to serve and support the residents in the community, with the aim of bringing greater vibrancy and cohesiveness to Mattar Road as an inclusive sports hub in the neighbourhood.
Studio Haroobee at Marina Square provides art education that encourages self-expression and creativity while keeping class sizes small enough for individual attention in a conducive environment for kids, teens, and adults.
Studio Haroobee was established in July 2003 as a private school of visual art for children. Step-by-step, Studio Haroobee’s professionals will immerse aspiring artists in the drawing and rendering process. Exploring different subject matters and various media, young artists will also learn the proper use of tools and materials to express ideas creatively.
Members are given maximum flexibility in scheduling classes which in turn makes easy planning for family occasions, overseas vacations and academic timetables. At course completion, members will be able to demonstrate their drawing and rendering skills as well as comprehend visual art principles. Their observation and colour mixing skills would have been enhanced to communicate their ideas and feelings.
The newly revamped Changi Chapel & Museum (CCM) features new content and artefacts presented in an intimate and engaging format to tell the story of the prisoners of war and civilians interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation. As part of the revamp, the National Museum of Singapore which manages CCM has been collecting stories and personal objects from families of former internees that emphasise their personal experiences. The museum’s narrative is centred on remembrance and reflection, encouraging visitors to contemplate both the hardships that the internees underwent, as well as their courage and resilience in the face of difficulties.
This chapel is modelled after St George’s Church, one of the numerous churches built by the prisoners of war (POWs) in Changi during their internment. It was started by Reverend Eric Cordingly, who presided over it for the rest of the war. The furnishings for the church were painstakingly handcrafted or scavenged by the POWs.
As the POWs were moved across Singapore and Thailand, St George’s Church moved with them. A second version of the church was built at Kanchanaburi when POWs were sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway, and two more versions were rebuilt at Changi Gaol by the returning POWs. In all of its iterations, the church continued to provide hope and comfort to the men who attended its services.
GymKraft has relocated from Guillemard Kallang Wave Mall.
GymKraft is where everyone is able to gather and train in various movement-based activities including Gymnastics, Parkour, Aerial Arts, Trampoline, Tricking and Pro-Wrestling. With the experience of their specialist coaches, they aim to accomplish your goals in an environment that is safe for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
Painting with science! Combine your creativity with physics to create beautiful masterpieces with pendulum and spin painting. Located on Arab Street, Motion Art Space is the originator of pendulum painting in Singapore.
Combine science with art to create amazing paintings! All it takes is a small push for gravity and inertia to do its work, and for you to marvel the beauty of pendulum and spin painting.
No matter what your age and level is at, Motion Art Space has the right equipments for you to explore your creativity and walk away with your own unique masterpieces.
Click here to view their painting packages and to make a booking.
Aloha and start your engines! Fuel your need for speed at Singapore's first ever indoor karting circuit, Circuit Tiki @ Resorts World Sentosa. This unique and vibrantly themed circuit will get your heart rate racing. Put pedal to the metal and steer your way to a vibrantly themed racing experience.
The newest playgarden in Singapore, COMO Adventure Grove is inspired by the distinctive parts of trees found within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and is a modern interpretation on the timeless experience of climbing and playing on trees.
At COMO Adventure Grove, children can swing, slide and climb on structures resembling the aerial roots of the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina), scramble over the warty surface of a giant Cempedak (Artocarpus integer) or roll and hop around the pod and seeds of a Saga tree (Adenanthera pavonina). These adaptive components will help introduce children to nature through play.
The COMO Adventure Grove is set within nature, so children can connect with nature through play and exploration. It will enable children to choose how and what to play with, thus developing a sense of adventure and discovery, and increasing their independence.
On Good Ground, an inclusive homegrown yoga and barre studio, is set to open its doors tomorrow at 458D Joo Chiat Road in the heart of Singapore’s first heritage town. Founded on the ethos of mindful movement, connection with the breath and balance in the present, On Good Ground offers a range of yoga and barre classes that are suitable for beginners as well as skilled practitioners.
“At On Good Ground, we want to create a space where people can explore yoga and barre, two things that we are passionate about. In doing so, we hope to collectively equip students with greater mind-body awareness and provide them with a supportive environment to move and have fun. We believe that the shift to holistic wellness is here to stay, and are so excited to launch our offering”, said Co-founder, Jesslyn Novianty.
Having ventured into the practice of both yoga and barre, Jesslyn, together with her co-founders, Geraldine Pang and Candice Chong, were inspired to leverage their collective expertise and experience to build an offering that works and a space where people can visit to detach from the demands of everyday life, even if it is for a short hour.
From energising yoga flow to balancing yin yang, barre basics to dynamic barre cardio, practitioners are free to explore their practice through guided classes. Further, a pre and post natal barre class is also offered for soon-to-be mothers or women who are looking to get back into exercise after childbirth. Under close guidance of a prenatal trained instructor, class goers will pulse along with other moms-to-be, connecting through the shared experience and magic of bringing new life. With diverse teaching experiences under their belt, practitioners are in the good hands of the resident instructors while they take a pause, enjoy the movement and establish themselves in the present moment.
Check out the unique LEGO® Art Wall with Star Wars-themed mosaics built by adult fans. The store is also the first to have a dedicated corner for adult fans. Of course, there are loads of fun for the kids too with a LEGO® playground and a Pick-A-Brick Wall.
LEGO® is not only fun with the wonders of what you are able to make and also helps developing children's creativity and imagination as they build, unbuild and rebuild in countless ways! Head down to the new store to check out the wide range of LEGO® products.
Spanning over an estimated 650 square meters, the Forest Playground, when completed, promises to bring play and fun to a different level. The playground will include numerous innovative structures for both dry and wet play, suited for children ages 3 to 12.
All the playground equipment is manufactured and designed in Europe to the highest safety and quality standards. The structures offer varying degrees of challenges and stimulation for play, thereby promoting child development in terms of their creativity, physical and social development. The playground will be installed with EPDM safety rubber flooring.
Chatsworth continuously strives to provide a welcoming and safe environment where their students can develop and grow holistically.
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!
If you’re looking for an Early Childhood education programme to jump-start your child’s lifelong love of learning, be sure to check out One World International School, the fastest-growing international school in Singapore.
One World International School's recently-opened East Coast Campus is located on Mountbatten Road.
Their Early Years Programme, underpinned with the English National Curriculum and based on an inquiry led, play-based learning approach, is specifically tailored for children 3 to 6 years of age.
At all OWIS campuses, students receive individualised learning as they discover personal interests and pursue unique paths of inquiry.
They emphasise a kindness-driven learning place, where they teach their children to be compassionate, empathetic, tolerant and humble.
Their students grow into well-rounded 21-century citizens prepared to lead a world where acceptance is key to establishing a healthy and productive global-view.
Your child will acquire real-life social skills as they learn from role-playing games. They provide a safe place where, through self-esteem and confidence, they learn to take measured risks to reach their full potential.
Rumours Beach Club in Sentosa is the only beach club in Singapore to have three swimming pools, with different pockets of spaces such as the VIP Area, Cabana Area, Beachfront Area, Indoor Area, Outdoor Area and Alfresco Area which can be sectioned off to cater for events of all sizes.
From private romantic dinners to full-fledged wild parties for party-goers, Rumours Beach Club brings in a whole new beach experience perfect for any type of get-togethers. All you gotta do is turn up, tune out, lounge on and #getbeachy.
You don't have to take a flight out because Rumours Beach Club will whisk you to Bali right here in Singapore.
Need something to share the love with? Featuring a sumptuous crustacean delicacy, Rumours' Seafood Platter from the Jimbaran grill perfect for sharing. Indulge as their platter comes with fresh Jumbo Prawns, 500g Bamboo Lobster, whole Red Snapper and whole Grade A Squid.
The new Supertree Observatory, in addition to OCBC Skyway, provides greater accessibility for visitors to enjoy scenic views of the Marina Bay area and the lush surroundings of Gardens by the Bay.
Located at the canopy of the tallest Supertree at Supertree Grove, visitors can soak in unblocked cityscape views at our open-air rooftop deck, enjoy light refreshments and try out immersive digital learning experiences inside the observatory space.
The open-air rooftop deck is the highest point at 50m above ground, and offers visitors an unblocked 360° view of the surroundings.
The observatory space located one level below the rooftop deck consists of an indoor area with full-height glass windows, as well as a peripheral outdoor walkway. Here, visitors can also experience a message about the effects of climate change creatively conveyed through digital media.
Cap your day off with some light refreshments at Supertree Observatory Cafe, while you relax and enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline! A variety of refreshments such as cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks and light snacks, are available on the menu.
Previously at Liang Court, Taoz Ceramics has relocated to Orchard Gateway.
Ceramics, coming from an ancient era, is such an attractive and mysterious artwork. Making them seems like a difficult project, but now, everyone can have the opportunity to touch this traditional style of art and have his or her own masterpiece.
Taoz Ceramics Studio offers local people and communities a chance to make art by providing them with the best tools. They hold classes and have a studio for guests to make your own crafts.
Taoz Ceramics Studio understands the importance of access to traditional art for people who really want to learn it. They need space to dream, to create, to inspire and to be inspired. That is why we provide our guests with not only space, but also the appropriate training and tools for them to succeed.
All artistic expressions are allowed in their magical Ceramics Studio where people come and create their arts. Whether you want to spend the day or to discover your talent, you can go and enjoy yourself where the world is your oyster.
People of all ages and levels are welcome, so please stop by.
Formerly known as Urban Fairways, Clubhouse took the reins of Singapore’s premier indoor golf café and bar last month. Clubhouse occupies 2,500 feet space in the iconic Capital Tower in Singapore’s downtown Central Business District. It’s a busy indoor golf club with regular members, a cafe and a fantastic 19th hole for busy office executives to meet and relax. The driving force is a passion for hospitality, great wines, whiskies and beer, and, of course, golf.
They are unique in their delivery of state of the art golf training and entertainment in the heart of downtown Singapore. They offer a casual luxury starting at the front door permeating into a great ambience when you cross the threshold. Welcomed by smiling staff, the distinct smell of coffee, and cool music tones, which combine to create an exclusive oasis by day that transforms the club into a buzzing venue at night with great products and excellent service.
As a brand, Common Man has grown its offerings over the years, from delivering quality café experiences to cementing its place as a coffee industry leader and championing sustainability in all areas of the business.
The academy now boasts its own full-fledged 1,100 sqft space, with floor-to-ceiling glass panels along the side, allowing ample natural light to stream in. The academy space which was formerly a printing shop, has maintained elements of its industrial aesthetic that characterises the heritage block surrounding it. CMCR's signature selection of Loveramics ceramic-ware line the wooden and brass shelves up front, alongside a comfortable seating area for guests to relax, while classes take place in the training toom at the back. The academy will serve both wholesale accounts and public consumers alike, offering both groups CMCR's industry-leading barista training.
From aspiring baristas to seasonsed professionals looking to fine tune their craft, CMCR Barista Academy offers a variety of courses. The curriculum taught at CMCR Barista Academy was developed alongside the Australian Barista Academy, and fosters real-world, quantifiable understanding on a full range of barista skills and knowledge, teaching students how to implement their new understanding in a café environment. Knowledge of proper dosing, reading and interpreting colour changes in extraction, milk splitting, pouring techniques and machine maintenance are just some of the skills that students can expect to take away from the courses. Find out more here.
Singapore’s pre-schoolers will soon be able to benefit from the latest breakthrough in MindChamps’ revolutionary global model of education.
MindChamps has collaborated with one of Australia’s top theatre schools, Actors Centre Australia (ACA), which is the alma mater of Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, in a world-first initiative to boost the advantages of its 3-Mind education model by adding to the curriculum the extra elements of acting, singing and dance.
The first MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool in Orchard Road was announced in Singapore by MindChamps’ Founder CEO and Executive Chairman, David Chiem, and ACA’s Founding CEO, Dean Carey.
The MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool will open in the new school year.
Amazing Castle has opened their first ever overseas branch at Cineleisure Orchard. The air-conditioned indoor playspace has 9 different stations combining traditional arcade games and classic playground mechanics with a modern technological twist. Enjoy this new playground for all ages.
Amazing Castle is a new interactive entertainment concept. Short, sharp and sweet, it is designed to challenge both your skill and intellect. It is technology enabled but unabashedly analogue. Designed to be wickedly fun for groups of up to 3 people - they mix and match a route from 9 different challenges to bring your fun to the next level.
Revel in the unique Tang Music Box karaoke experience in the prime entertainment hub of Clarke Quay. Be instantly charmed by the delectable array of imported snacks and drinks selection, as you enter the thematic rooms that will provide you the space and comfort for your enjoyment needs. With state-of-the-art facilities and wide music catalogue, Tang Music Box is your ideal hangout spot for families and friends alike.
Tired of picking out green peas from a bowl of mixed nuts? Because they value their customers and believe that you truly deserve only the best, Tang Music Box offer a range of premium snacks in their concept store.
Munch on your favourite packet of Kettle chips and no, sharing is not caring so grab one all for yourself! Apart from their well-stocked concept store which is a perfect place for customers to mingle and jingle, check out their uniquely themed rooms that are sure to channel you from blue Mondays to happy TGIFs.
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.
Singapore’s first-ever themed karaoke bar, K.STAR Karaoke is now open at Suntec City! The Suntec City's flagship store has 23 different themed rooms and able to host approximately 7 to 80 people.
K.STAR’s song system is updated with the latest hits in languages including English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. You can even play games on the song selection screen if you need a break from singing.
Their large private rooms are equipped with VR game pods, dart machines and more. Choose one out of their many themed rooms and sing like a star!
Visit K.STAR and enjoy the thoughfully-designed karaoke rooms with your family and friends.
Following the continued success of retro arcade bar and discotheque, NINETEEN80, A Phat Cat Collective is excited to announce the launch of its second bar and club concept, Pinball Wizard. Opening its doors from mid-September 2019, the new space draws inspiration from the vintage glory days of the popular arcade machine, the pinball, with imaginative drinks and music of the 90s mixed with 00s and current hits.
Located in the basement of Sim Lim Square, Pinball Wizard breathes fresh life into the iconic building, in which after opening in the late 80s, has become known as the largest hub for gadgets and tech in Singapore. Pinball Wizard is the first concept bar to open in Sim Lim Square, following the rejuvenation of offerings within the IT mall with hip cafes and retail spaces. Combining timeless pinball games with a great entertainment line-up and bar programme, Pinball Wizard will open throughout the evening before transitioning into club mode at night.
Describing their latest venture, Joshua Pillai, Managing Director of A Phat Cat Collective says, “Sim Lim Square is an unsuspecting yet exciting choice for our newest concept. Fueled by the offbeat charm of Sim Lim Square, we wanted to create a hidden intimate space that is unexpected but stylish with lots of character.” Yafith A. Hamid, A Phat Cat Collective’s Operations Director, adds, “Pinballs have become a rare find in Singapore, and we are thrilled to introduce a bar and club that puts a spotlight on it. We had requests for pinballs in NINETEEN80, and we thought that it was something that we could build an entire theme around. It is simple and accessible for anyone to play with just two buttons, but it’s a game that comes alive and has inspired a massive culture surrounding it.”
A Phat Cat Collective is made up of co-founders Joshua Pillai, Yafith A. Hamid (YA5TH) and Francesca Aurora Way, who are known for their curated concepts and events within the F&B and nightlife scene in Singapore. In June 2018, they launched their first concept, NINETEEN80, which is located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, provides a nostalgic throwback to all things 80s.
As Singapore’s only dedicated pinball bar, Pinball Wizard, which is also the name of the classic rock anthem by British rock band, The Who, is an endearing moniker for pinball enthusiasts. Playful creativity abounds in this imaginarium of the past and present, through an out-of-the- box and groovy perspective on music, games, design, innovation and popular culture.
Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district at Climb Central's newest branch at Funan. Find your challenge amongst more than 200 outdoor-inspired climbs. Choose to scale the high walls, or enjoy high intensity short climbs in a dedicated boulder unit with Singapore's first Kilter Board. Everyone can climb at Climb Central. Go with your family and friends and find your own style of climbing.
Done with your first climb and looking for a bit more guidance? Let Climb Central help you to achieve your next climbing milestone and be your home away from home.
Sign up for one of their climbing classes for a guided session with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Both introductory and developmental classes are available to meet your needs. Rental of climbing equipment is included for all classes.
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.
Opening in 2021, the new theatre will fill the gap between Esplanade’s large venues and smaller studio spaces, and enable the national arts centre to further support future generations of artists and arts groups to create new works that tell Singapore and Asian stories and widen its engagement with various communities.
Esplanade is also launching a series of new fundraising initiatives, which are designed for a spectrum of supporters, from the general public, to philanthropists and foundations.
In celebration of the development of the new theatre, Esplanade and its Mall tenant Makansutra Gluttons Bay have jointly organised The Food Stage, a special street food experience that features exclusive off-menu items such as 4 Cheese Murtabak, Carrot Cake“Fries” with BBQ Wings, Laksa Seafood Stew, Soft Shell Crab Mui Fan and many more. Makansutra has also pledged a donation of $100,000 to Esplanade which will go towards Singtel Waterfront Theatre.
Please click here for details on the fundraising initiatives and more information about this project.
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.
Fort Canning Park is an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.
Today, Fort Canning Park features nine historical gardens - the Pancur Larangan, Artisan’s Garden, Sang Nila Utama Garden, Jubilee Park (Phase 1), Raffles Garden, First Botanic Garden, Farquhar Garden, Spice Garden and Armenian Street Park.
Accompanying these gardens are wayfinding and trail guides which will allow visitors to plan their own trail and explore the hill at their own pace. Visitors can also download the augmented reality trail, BALIKSG: The Fort Canning Trail. The app will bring park visitors on an interactive journey through Fort Canning Park, revisiting the hill back when it was known as Bukit Larangan or Government Hill. The total length of the trail is about 2.5km, with eight checkpoints placed throughout the park including the various gardens. Visitors can look out for the AR marker in the park and start the app at any point.
To get to Fort Canning Park, visitors can make use of the covered escalators from Fort Canning MRT station and Bras Basah MRT station to the top of Fort Canning Park.
Fort Canning Park is a venue for celebrations. Its expansive, sprawling lawns play host to concerts, theatre productions and festivals such as Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars, Shakespeare in the Park and Films at the Fort, while weddings, parties and gatherings are a regular sight in the park's venue spaces. Its ancient artefacts are a must-see for history buffs, and its lush greenery and expansive lawns offer a variety of arts, heritage and nature experiences. Whether you are drawn by the park’s ancient artefacts and rich heritage or simply its tranquility, this hilltop park offers something for the whole family.
View here for the map of Fort Canning Park. Click here to read more about the enhanced Fort Canning Park.
Danz People at Marina Square is one of Singapore's premier dance studios. The dance studio was founded in 2008 with the aim of providing a range of dance related activities, catering to both seasoned and novice dancers, offering courses for all ranges of levels.
Instructors at Danz People range from street dancers to those professionally-trained in classical ballet and jazz, offering a wide variety of genres across different disciplines.
Find out more about their facilities and course programmes here.
Play to Learn, Learn to Play! A brand new experience is coming to you at Kiztopia, Marina Square!
Featuring over 20 play concepts, the 18,000 sq ft Kiztopia is an endless fun-filled place where they strongly encourage children and parents to work together as a team! Meet all 11 characters of Kiztopia when you are there, each specially designed in Korea and do make time to dine at their lovely café too!
Exciting program line-ups to promote healthy lifestyle and other skills like cooking, creating artworks, building their own robots etc. will be available for your little one(s).
Colts Polo & Riding on Turf Club Road is a fun, family-friendly riding and polo school. They welcome riders of all ages to go there and learn the sport of the kings!
Their proven school horses and HPA-qualified instructors will take you through the basics of riding to playing the sport in a safe and fun atmosphere.
In collaboration with Paisano Polo Academy, they coach new-to-sport and experienced riders (children and adults) for polo riding and polo as a sport.
They place great efforts in teaching their students to understand the horses they ride, what makes them be better at what they do, and what happens in between the time they are not riding.
For their riding lessons and riding/polo camps, they will have their students spend their off-the-horse time learning the fundamentals of horse care, grooming, feeding and exercising. Read more about the Colts Polo & Riding here.
Modern Fencing Academy at Marina Square offers professional fencing programs for kids and adults. Experience the clash of cold steel, the thrill of duelling and the unbeatable feeling of victory. If you have always wanted to know more about this fascinating sport, now's the time!
Modern Fencing Academy is a leading sports institution in Singapore that coaches the Olympic sport of fencing. The academy provides sporting opportunities for talented young children and athletes in Singapore, encouraging them and developing them into world-class international fencers.
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.
Indoor axe throwing is the new sport in town! It is both a recreation and competitive sport where there are score points based on where you stick the axe in the target board. Think darts, but bigger and better! With the opening of Singapore's first and only axe throwing range, Axe Factor at Turf City, you can now hurl axes in a safe and controlled environment.
Feeling stressed out? Vent your frustrations by hurling axes onto a target board 14 feet away! Whether you’re visiting Axe Factor with friends or alone, axe throwing will prove to be a unique and fun-filled activity.
Axe Factor caters to every occasion you can think of. So, make a booking and throw some hatchets!
Repton Schoolhouse at Alexandra Central Mall offers a unique curriculum combining the best of the British and Singaporean education systems and traditions. The combination of these and the finest educational practitioners, enable each child to be guided and encouraged to grow and develop their potential within a nurturing and supportive environment.
They are proud of the contemporary education the children experience and of the traditions and core values that lie at the heart of their school. The curriculum and programmes reflect the context and culture of Singapore and their partnership with Repton School in United Kingdom. Repton’s 450-year history has enabled it to develop a mature and clearly effective approach which moulds and brings out the potential of the children.
A Singapore venture is emerging as the new powerhouse of Asia’s electronic dance music industry with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art production studio.
Launching in October 2018, TITAN Studios at Duxton Hill is the brainchild of Singapore electronic music management agency, Jupiter Labs, which also has outlets in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Los Angeles. Jupiter Labs aims to become Asia’s leading artist incubator having already fostered partnerships with leading agencies and labels around Asia. The TITAN studios are a key component of that strategy.
Designed and built by dance music producers and renowned audio engineers, TITAN Studios' facilities simultaneously provide both comfort and creative space, without the complications of traditional recording studios. That doesn’t mean compromise, as TITAN offers advanced sound design tech and a wealth of vintage, analog and digital instruments and outboard gear.
Originating from Taiwan, Funsiamo is a newly-launched premium DIY baking studio in Suntec City.
Their recipes are uploaded in an iPad for customers to choose from and then learn to bake in the studio through the instructions from the iPad without the presences of instructors or chefs.
Funsiamo offers a fully equipped studio for people to bond and have fun together with their very own DIY baking experience. No class no rush. Choose from their library of recipes like Macarons, Fruit Tarts, Valrhona Banana Chocolate Cake and more. They supply all the required ingredients and tools for their recipes.
In celebration of Heguru Education's 5th Anniversary in Singapore, Henguru Education Centre is opening their 5th centre in Punggol Oasis Terraces in July 2018 to allow more children to experience the wonderful learning journey and benefit from Heguru brain development enrichment!
Heguru Education's centres are backed and managed by a stellar team of highly experienced and dedicated local educators with strong credentials. They place utmost emphasis on curriculum and teaching quality. They nurture young children with their hearts. And they know parents want nothing but the best enrichment for their child / children.
Embark your child / children on a wonderful learning journey with Heguru Education for an important head start.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
Equipped with a new "gentle-on-skin" filtration, the pool has temperature controls so that the kids can enjoy "shiver free" swimming lessons.
SWISH! Swimming is a swimming school, for children aged 4 months and above. Founded on the philosophy that learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill and not something that is only required for those who want to swim competitively. Learning to swim is about communicating with water – not being fearful of it, but instead using it as the building block for a whole load more of fun times in your life.
Nestled in the lush surroundings of Dempsey Hill, SWISH! offers a variety of Aquatic Enrichment Classes for all ages. The temperature controlled indoor and outdoor, salt-chlorinated pools are purpose built to optimize the learning experience.
The Yard Dempsey is a state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre at Loewen Road which offers programmes for kids ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
Surrounded by a wide variety of food, activity and educational options, The Yard Dempsey aims to add a new flavour to the already bustling community at Dempsey. Programs at Dempsey are aimed at the younger age frame with classes from parent accompanied GymTots to the independent Kinder and JuniorGym levels.
With an emphasis on fun and fitness, their recreational gymnasts are encouraged to achieve a personal-level of success in skill-development and an enjoyment of gymnastics.
The Yard's 1st facility started in 2016 at Science Centre Road. You can read about it here.
Sandbox VR at Orchard Central combines the latest Virtual Reality hardware, movie quality real-time motion capture and AAA-quality content experiences to create the best VR experiences on the planet. Period. It's the perfect event for team building, corporate events, and parties.
Sandbox VR is a cutting edge social experience straight out of science fiction that you have never experienced before, and an experience that you cannot get at home. Go with your friends and Escape Together to their world.
All the Sandbox VR's experiences are designed from the ground up to be social, long form, and shareable.
Social - Designed for cooperation and competition with 2-6 guests.
Long Form - 30-40 mins long, long enough to develop characters, explore a world, and engage with a story.
Shareable - Designed for spectator enjoyment for sharing and live streaming.
Buds by Shangri-La Hotel is an interactive play space for children to sing, bake, perform and party. It has a huge indoor and outdoor playground for kids and it isn’t just for Shangri-La Hotel's hotel guests; it welcomes the public, too.
One of the best ways for children to learn is through play, and the curated play space at Buds by Shangri-La will allow them just that. Not only will they learn in a creative environment, the self-directed and experiential activities offered at Buds will also let them have lots of fun while doing so!
For children 4 years and up, the Explorer Zone is the ultimate indoor playground. The five play areas feature slides, climbing and swinging structures, air blasters for shooting foam balls, a large ball pit, and a sand-play area. As for children under the age of four, the dedicated soft-play Toddler Zone will offer them a safe place to play, keeping them fully engaged with vintage kiddy rides, slides, a ball pit, and even an interactive piano floor.
The three themed activity spaces at Buds offer lots of room for creativity and imagination. The Muddy room is perfect for budding artists who like to make a splash. Here, your children can indulge in painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, with the walls as their canvases.
The Stage room is a music studio for burgeoning performers. The little ones get to choose from a wide selection of songs, complete with the appropriate getup to complement the performance. The friendly staff will also assist with recording your child’s very own music video, and you get to keep the music video as a memento in the form of a thumb drive.
The best way to bond is where you and your child spend time together, and the Bake room provides that and more. Bake is a fully equipped cooking classroom where your and your child can learn to bake together, with classes held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for a space to host a birthday party? The Party Room is perfect for just that. The playful décor and ambient lights illuminate the room, taking your birthday party to the next level!
Buds by Shangri-La has a whole outdoor area dedicated to just that: The Splash Pads at the Outdoor Playground. Aptly located beside the Giant Pirate Ship, the little ones can cool down at the splash pads or the free-form pool nearby after conquering the challenging climbs and slides at the giant pirate ship.
Renowned experiential enrichment for preschoolers from Japan, KUNO Method, is now in Singapore.
First-of-its-kind in Singapore, KUNO Method uses a unique learning method to build an all-rounded foundation catered to 3-6 years old children for future learning.
Established enrichment from Japan with more than 30 years of track record:
KUNO method is an established enrichment programme renowned for grooming well-rounded preschoolers who ace the entrance tests of the prestigious private primary schools in Japan.
Founder Mr Yasuyoshi Kuno devoted all his working life of over 44 years to early childhood education. He is a recognised expert and advises the Osaka prefecture in its education reform. He believes that children who had mastered foundational concepts and have critical reasoning and logical thinking will enjoy learning and solve problems independently.
KUNO method’s large range of books and teaching materials are distributed by more than 200 bookstores throughout Japan. Apart from Japan, the KUNO method has a strong following in China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and put into curriculum in Korea.
The future of entertainment is now here with Virtual Room – the world’s best team-based VR experience right in the heart of Chinatown, Singapore.
Experience a truly immersive and mind-blowing adventure with your friends, family or colleagues as you communicate and work together in a totally realistic virtual world.
Your mission is to help save the world and you and your team of 2-4 players will need to travel back into historical periods of time such as ancient Egypt and the medieval ages to solve the puzzles and challenges.
Each player has their own dedicated room, specially designed and equipped with the latest VR gear. You will get to move around, search for items, manipulate objects and collaborate with your fellow team members.
It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before - immersion, freedom, adrenaline, the ultimate thrill! If you’re up for the challenge, build your team now and join the adventure.
Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to walk on the moon?
Airzone is the world's 1st “suspended playground” concept premiering in Singapore! Creating a truly unique experience for young and old alike.
The Airzone attraction is an elevated playground with distinct themed zones containing unique games to explore, such as a Ball pit, Slide and 3D Maze.
Targeted to open in the 1st quarter of 2018, Airzone sits in the atrium space of City Square Mall in between the floor levels and it stretches up to level 6 with fun and excitement for all the family on every level.
Safety is at the heart of everything that they do. From their trained crew on site through to their experienced management team whom have a combined 25 years experience of attractions business management specialisation. Airstronauts only have to worry about one thing, having fun! Did you know that you can suspend a car from the anchors that hold the Airzone in place!
With state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking, Zero Latency at Suntec City will take you into the next level of social gaming.
Zero Latency is the global leader in free-roaming multi-player virtual reality and the largest virtual reality gaming arena in Singapore. Originating from Melbourne, Australia Zero Latency is regarded as one of the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences that has catapulted onto the world stage, with venues across the globe.
One moment you’re living in your own world, the next you’re lost in theirs. You know you’re just visiting, but your mind is convinced otherwise. Your heart is pounding, the adrenaline is flowing, you try to remind yourself that these worlds aren’t real… but the feelings definitely are. One moment is all it takes to be completely consumed in a world that will blow your mind forever.
Zero Latency’s virtual reality setup includes a unique combination of technology, software and unparalleled imagination that transports you and your friends to the ultimate free-roam, social experiences. Their platform is constantly advancing and their worlds are continually expanding, ensuring you are left with nothing less than a mind-altering experience every single time.
Their physical spaces are warehouse scale, designed for up to 8 players, and once you and your team enter the virtual world, creative methods reuse the space transforming them to epic scale! Untethered, you and your friends can freely and confidently explore the game space focused on our immersive worlds, not having to wonder where the walls are. Their facility also features a social lounge bar so you can enjoy some well-earned refreshments and debrief with your squad.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden has doubled in size with a new two-hectare extension that includes new attractions and programmes geared towards youngsters up to 14 years old.
This will allow families with older children to immerse in nature as they explore the different eco-systems simulated in this new extension. It aims to expose children to and help them understand the ecology of plants through nature play and experiential learning. Prior to the extension, the Garden catered to children up to 12 years old.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.
The Garden offers children a space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and all urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips! Be an ‘Adventurer’, ‘Gardener’ or ‘Naturalist’ for a day at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden by following these carefully curated trails.
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
OUE Social Kitchen is your kitchen in the city to co-cook, co-create and commune! That's right. Singapore's very first communal kitchen is a space designed for friends, families and even strangers to come together, and share and discover the joy of cooking and dining together.
At OUE Social Kitchen, they celebrate the joy of cooking and creating culinary feasts with anyone and everyone.
Bring your own ingredients, whip up your own meal and let them do the cleaning up! Guests will have full access to state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy a range of crockery, utensils and basic condiments provided for.
Go and embark on a savoury adventure, construct ingenious food encounters and share a meal and every other experience that goes into making it.
Diggersite is a fun destination and has brought its one-of-a-kind edutainment centre indoor with a new branch set up at Suntec City.
Diggersite offers a unique experience for families and kids! It is a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which forms the basic foundation for writing, crafts and other fine motor activities.
You can also visit their recently relocated new outdoor site at 91 Lorong Chencharu in Yishun.
Diggersite will definitely provide unforgettable day of fun-filled activities designed to enhance hand-eye coordination skills and at the same time fostering independence through hands-on experience in operating the machinery.
Diggersite is a fun destination and a one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides both adults and children with a realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Diggersite has shifted from East Coast and is now located in Yishun.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger; participation at Diggersite is an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token-operated Digger works like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms.