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.
Now we don't have to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to taste a cup of award-winning latte by Ristr8to.
Inspired by the specialty coffee culture around the world especially in Australia, the newly-opened Ristr8to at J'Forte in Tai Seng is an independently unique cult concept cafe striving to serve the best coffee in every single cup they make. They have immersed themselves in the specialty coffee cultures of many of the world's great cities, in pursuit of the perfect coffee and pass on those experience via their coffee menus.
At Ristr8to, they have taken a lot of time, pride and effort to perfect their coffee in order to provide their customers with the best cup they can, each and every time with their dedication, excellence and passion. Ristr8to's owner-barista Arnon, has won several latte art championships, including the World Latte Art Champion 2017.
Dancing Fish, the award-winning Malay-Indo restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that is listed in CNN Travel 2017's 'Top 20 Restaurants' has set foot on Singapore with their newly-opened restuarant, Dancing Fish Signature in TANGS, Tang Plaza.
Their priorities at Dancing Fish; bringing their patrons enjoyable and extensive flavours in their dishes through meticulous cooking methods with the freshest and finest ingredients, without added MSG and preservatives. Revel in their chefs’ diligence in curating a unique taste in each of their dishes, as sauces are made tirelessly from scratch. They have more than 15 different types of sambals and sauces to date and they will not stop at that!
Rooted since 2010 in Bangsar, Dancing Fish has been known as the treasure trove of Malay-Indo cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. To date, they have won multiple awards such as the “Rising Star” Platinum Business Award, bestowed by the SME Association of Malaysia in 2016, two Gold Awards for “Best Home Grown Restaurant” in 2014 and 2017’s Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards, aside from being shortlisted as one of Asia’s Top 20 Restaurants and one of the Top 500 Asia’s Finest Restaurants in the 2013’s Miele Guide.
Toll Group operates an extensive global logistics network across 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries. It has opened a SGD$228 million next-generation logistics hub in Tuas by the name of "Toll City" which spans over 1 million square feet.
Toll City is purpose built and designed to cater for growth industries, including pharma and healthcare, component and parts management and eCommerce, while redefining supply chain excellence in the retail and FMCG industries.
But Toll City is more than a building — it’s a future-ready gateway to Asia Pacific and the world.
Situated less than 3km from the new Tuas Port, which will consolidate all of Singapore’s current container operations in one terminal by 2027, Toll City is an integrated local and regional hub that offers us the ability to move our goods with minimum on-ground transit time.
Toll City is designed to accommodate industry-specific technologies and automation for safer, more secure and faster throughputs and increased productivity to support future and current demands in the region.
Within an environment of innovation, Toll City provides the latest in logistics technology and advancements to continually improve their service offering.
One of their systems is the SiTadeL Supply Chain Control Tower - The award-winning IT platform which allows continuous service monitoring and management, enhancing the traceability and visibility of their supply chain at all stages. The system features a mobile application to give drivers a real-time view of transit times, a web application for operations and supplier management, and devices that monitor and trigger event excursions.
Kampung Admiralty designed by WOHA Architects comprises two 11-storey residential blocks and offers 104 units of Studio Apartments. Integrated with healthcare, eldercare, childcare and commercial facilities, Kampung Admiralty serves as a one-stop hub that encourages social interaction and active living through its innovative design, communal spaces and sustainable features.
As reflected in its name, Kampung Admiralty is envisaged to foster greater community bonding and reignite the kampung spirit of yesteryear.
Kampung Admiralty is Singapore's first integrated development that adopts UD principles extensively to create an inclusive, well-designed and user-friendly environment for senior residents of all abilities to live comfortably and independently. For instance, the development incorporates a 900-seater hawker centre which is well-lit and well-ventilated as well as a medical centre which brings specialist care and day surgeries targeted at common ailments faced by the elderly. In the flat, elderly-friendly features include grab bars, the use of non-slip vinyl floor, the installation of retractable laundry hanger and built-in induction cooker. The active-ageing hub also offers day programmes for seniors and has day care and rehabilitation services for those with greater needs.
The recently unveiled integrated complex in Bedok, Heartbeat@Bedok, was designed to incorporate amenities that cater to all age groups, providing family-friendly facilities. Parents with kids, grandchildren and grandparents can all come together as families to enjoy themselves in a single location.
Built upon a formerly forested site, it is apt that the main theme of Heartbeat@Bedok is greenery. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Heartbeat@Bedok’s unique design has also caught the eye internationally and it has won numerous architectural awards both home and abroad.
Bringing multiple services together under one roof, Heartbeat@Bedok is one of Singapore’s largest integrated complexes - it occupies 2.1 hectares or the size of about three football fields. The building houses several facilities such as a community centre, sport centre, polyclinic, senior care centre, a public library, as well as food & beverage outlets and shops.
The Build-to-Order project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. The project was planned and designed by the HDB’s in-house team of planners, architects and engineers, It is also one of 18 HDB projects to have been designed with roofs that will allow for fast and easy installation of solar panels.
Woodleigh Glen boasts three levels of green community spaces (urban verandas, community farms and butterfly gardens) and a 200m-long sky terrace on the 10th storey. The sky terrace contains sheltered pavilions for birdwatching in the direction of Bidadari Hill Park.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is elevating the experiences of all guests by re-opening the Pool area on Level 5. Updates include newly refurbished pool terrace rooms accompanied with a private terrace area, new pool side cabanas along the outdoor swimming pool, refurbished pool pavilion as well as the award-winning Pool Grill restaurant.
From the moment you progress to Level 5 of this luxury hotel, you will be captivated by a breathtaking tropical oasis of tranquility, where nature, Asian architecture and a picturesque landscape, bring together the harmony of resort-style and city living.
Enter into a gastronomic haven at the refurbished, alfresco Pool Grill restaurant, conveniently located by the pool. Whether you are planning a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner, catching up with friends over Sunday Brunch or chilling with a refreshing cocktail by the pool, this restaurant exceeds all expectations with an extensive food and beverage menu.
Boasting a new selection of tasty Western treats, perfectly grilled meats and our signature table-side Caesar salad, a la carte highlights include Seared Lamb Loin, inspired by a traditional Wellington; Fresh Tuna with Balsamic Syrup & Garlic Skordalia; Seafood Platter of Oysters, Crab Legs, Live Prawns and Boston Lobster; Rare Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki with Compressed Watermelon, Goat Cheese Mousse, Chia & Flax Seeds; Chilled Honey Melon Soup with Poached Prawns & Serrano Ham; Banoffee with Toffee & Banana; and more.
Brunch highlights include Specialty Eggs (cooked any style) with Smoked Cod Fish, Avocado, Chilli Tomato Salsa, Coriander Verdi & Fried Tortilla Bread; Singapore Chilli Crab Omelette with Onion, Coriander, Tomato & Hash Brown; Marriott Club Sandwich; Iberico Pork Cutlet with Fig & Onion Compote, Charcutiere Sauce; premium cheeses; and more.
Spacious and welcoming, the 42-sqm Pool Terrace room boasts intuitively-designed details, cleanlines and soothing hues to create a cozy, brilliant stay right in the heart of Singapore. Each guest room is equipped with thoughtful state-of-the-art furnishings, including a 46-inch Full-HD Smart TV, plush bedding, floor-to-ceiling windows, a bath tub, an extended vanity area and more. As the sun rises, step out onto your very own veranda that opens up to stunning views of the glittering, refurbished swimming pool. Alternatively, chill under the enchanting starry night sky as you sip on cocktails in the comforts of your veranda.
The perfect home within a home, the indulgences on Level 5 are not only endless, they are all within easy reach. Relaxation comes easy with direct access to the hotel’s renovated swimming pool that is lined with new, stylish cabanas and deck chairs.
The Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel marks a new era with its return to a storied and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar and lounge specialising in whisky, original and imaginative cocktails, craft beers and high quality cigars.
Noted as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, the Bar & Billiard Room will now present up to 400 curated whiskies alongside an entirely new cocktail list and bar menu.
With a beautiful room and outdoor covered terraces, the unique and historic setting at Bar & Billiard Room naturally lends itself to the new evolution. The Bar & Billiard Room will also serve as an everyday meeting place as well as for special occasions.
Christoph B. Nyfeler shares his 16 years of whisky experience as Raffles Singapore’s Resident Whisky Expert. Of the 400 hand selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. The whisky list boasts a strong Scottish presence with a good selection of American bourbons and Japanese whiskies rounding off the collection.
To add special interest, Christoph will host whisky events such as whisky appreciation masterclasses and whisky dinners regularly. He can also create exclusive whisky pairing menus for groups and corporate events of up to 20 people. You can share your individual taste preferences with Christoph who will then customise a dinner menu where courses are paired with different types of single malt whiskies.
Equal attention has been given to the new whisky-led cocktails created by Raffles Singapore Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager Randolph Velasco and his award-winning bartenders. With special skills and knowledge of infused liqueurs and house-made bitters, the team have based the bar’s new concoctions on classic cocktails with a modern twist in Menu highlights include the BBR 1896, a nod to the year the Bar & Billiard Room was established. The complex cocktail is a delight for the senses; the bourbon is first fat-washed in butter for a creamy mouth feel and savoury flavour, mixed with Angostura bitters, smoked with chamomile tea leaves for a subtle, floral aroma and finally garnished with a slice of orange peel.
The Old Nick was a favourite tipple for navy officers who needed some liquid courage before heading out to sea. The Bar & Billiard Room’s version is a combination of Scotch whisky, thyme liqueur, Dom Benedictine, orange and lemon bitters. The comprehensive cocktail menu encompasses other base spirits such as gin, tequila and vodka as well. Look forward to the Miss “H”, Randolph’s take on the ubiquitous martini featuring kiwi, Cointreau, lime, and muddled kiwi fruit.
Bar bites include a selection of sophisticated nibbles and more substantial sharing plates. An array of cold and hot dishes can either be enjoyed as an accompaniment to drinks or as full-fledged meal. Menu highlights include Crabmeat Cigars, shredded fresh crab meat wrapped in vine leaves.
For a sweet finish in keeping with the bar's theme, Chocolate Whisky Stones are available in three different flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate. The chocolate is first melted down and infused with whisky before being placed in moulds to resemble the whisky stones commonly used to chill the spirit without diluting the drink.
The Bar & Billiard Room also houses one of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century and you are invited to have a game over drinks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the bar will feature live jazz.
Established since 1985, award-winning Amore Fitness is Singapore's leading fitness and spa service provider committed to promoting and encouraging you to attain a healthier lifestyle through a holistic approach to fitness and well-being.
Constantly evolving, at the heart of Amore, the brand exists with the vision to be "More than I am" , for total wellness as Amore is more than fitness and health - it is a way of life. Through the journey of self-Discovery, to be Inspired and in turninspire others while making a difference to people around you and finding Fulfillment in life.
With a slew of awards under its belt, AsiaOne People’s Choice being one of the many, Amore Fitness combines affordability with world-class facilities, integrating fun with fitness and state-of-the-art gym equipment to enhance your workout experience. Amore Fitness prides its high standards of assurance to constantly deliver quality programmes through tested and proven exercise methodology, facilitated by a pool of highly qualified and experienced instructors.