A community event space named ST3PS, an indoor garden, more than 10 new shops and restaurants, and weekend evenings filled with fun family activities are what airport visitors can check out when they visit the newly upgraded Terminal 3 Basement 2 (T3 B2) this month.
A popular destination within Changi Airport, T3 B2 is a magnet that attracts more than half of Changi Airport’s meeters and greeters, or about 17 million people, annually. With its plethora of choices for shopping, dining and family activities, this spot has become a favourite with families over the years.
Equipped with an ultra high-definition screen measuring 6 metres wide and 3.5 metres high, the newly revealed dedicated atrium space ST3PS is shaped like a stepped amphitheatre that can accommodate over 200 people. In addition to free daily movie screenings and an array of exciting activities during the school holidays, live sports matches and performances delight visitors every weekend. Aspiring artistes and performing arts groups can also showcase their talents to travellers and airport visitors at this atrium space.
The event space will also feature a full-height green wall, adorned with sparkling lights that shine brightly as visitors walk up the steps. Adjacent to the atrium space is a fun art-themed indoor garden, where visitors can look forward to large-scale sculptural installations in time to come. The entire atrium and garden covers a floor area of 440 square metres, close to the size of a basketball court, and features over 15 varieties of plants.
“We are thrilled to unveil ST3PS, a communal space where we can bring family activities like free movie screenings and live performances to our airport visitors. With the redesign, we have opened up this entire area to bring in natural daylight, add greenery with a new themed garden and brighten up T3 B2,”said Mr James Fong, Vice President for Landside Concessions, Changi Airport Group.
“The new T3 B2 reflects our continuous efforts to create exciting shopping and dining experiences at the public areas of the airport. We know that many fond memories are forged at Changi – families gathering for a meal before sending off loved ones on a flight, spotting planes and enjoying the play facilities – and we want to continue to make the airport a go-to destination for the whole family,” enthused Mr Fong.
Renting is the new buying! Singapore's premier dress rental destination, Covetella, recently celebrated their 4th anniversary and also launched an even bigger & better showroom at APEX@Henderson to house their ever-growing collection of designer dresses and accessories for rent.
Well-known as one of the best places in Singapore to shop for formalwear, Covetella’s new showroom boasts 3,200 sqft of chic cocktail dresses and gorgeous evening gowns to help make all your Cinderella dreams come true.
“We wanted to create a secret dream closet, a special sanctuary where our clients could feel at home and get ready for events with their friends in a modern setting. We chose APEX because of the beautiful high ceilings and because it was large enough to allow us to host beauty and empowerment workshops. Covetella is not just a place to get a dress, it’s a place to become the best version of yourself.” – Founder Carol Chen
Founded in 2015, Covetella is Singapore’s premier dress rental destination, providing every woman with an infinite dream closet right at her fingertips. Covetella features a curated selection of designer dresses and accessories from all over the world, all of which can be enjoyed for a fraction of the price. Clients can go online to book a dress directly, or can make an appointment to receive a personalized styling session in the Covetella showroom. Covetella also provides a platform whereby women can rent out their own dresses, monetizing their wardrobes while maximizing closet space.
Covetella is a pioneer in sustainable fashion and provides the ultimate Cinderella experience for the modern woman. To learn more, visit www.Covetella.com.
Borussia Academy, is a new and exciting football program for boys & girls aged between 4 - 18 years and is based at the new state of the art GESS campus at Dairy Farm Road (Bukit Panjang). The Academy is created in partnership with well known Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and is internationally known for its excellent youth development programs.
The Borussia Academy Singapore is a community program open to the wider public in Singapore. They cater for children of all abilities from beginners to advanced. They also offer multiple training options throughout the week including their specialty goalkeeping and ball mastery programs.
Their players are given the opportunity to compete in the Unity Football League (UFL), in international tournaments, including trips to Germany. The training program is lead by a Head Coach sent from the Borussia Academy in Moenchengladbach, which has been awarded the Certification of Excellence by the German FA. Borussia is famous for conducting one of the best youth development programs in Germany.
Food For Tots is the newest concept of the Food For Thought group - a self-service kids café that aims to encourage a love for Good Food in children. Situated in Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, Food For Tots draws influences from Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens’ mission to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment.
Inspired by its location amidst a lush landscape of flora and fauna, their eco-conscious café features an upcycled colander light installation and a potted herb wall – all in alignment with the Gardens’ mission to instil a love of nature in visitors.
Food for Tots' intimate space also boasts an interactive play area and weekly programmes for the little ones, so let the children come and play while you indulge in our all-day brunch items for all the delicious reasons.
Experience Upside Motion's award-winning Pilates, Barre and Aerial classes in the heart of downtown Singapore. Take your workout beyond your imagination, it's time to get fit, get inspired and discover the Upside of life.
Boasting 4000 square feet worth of studio space, Upside Motion's new studio is located at Dowtown Gallery. A holler away from three MRT stations: Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Downtown, power start your day with them before you head to the office or pop in for a lunch-hour refuelling session. Then after a long day, detox with some heart-pumping action or stretch it out and release your endorphins with one of their classes.
Equipped with a Reformer room housing eight Reformer machines, the new studio includes another two commodious rooms specially designed for their signature Xtend Barre, Pilates, Aerial and the newest addition to their programme line-up – Yoga!
To ensure you are all fresh and looking sharp for the next important meeting or hot date, the new studio also offers shower facilities and a chic and luxurious powder room for you to glam up post work-out! There, they’ve got you covered! Journey with them to a stronger and leaner body that houses a happier heart. It is time for an Upside perception of life.
Located at Henderson Road, Covetella is creating a true omni-channel experience for their customers by transforming a 3,000-sqft industrial space into every girl’s dream closet. With hundreds of designer dresses and accessories available to rent online and in-store - from Gucci gowns to Chanel bags - you’ll never be left with nothing to wear again.
Having launched two years ago out of a small living room, Covetella now sheds its humble beginnings and embraces expansion with their brand new space.
Bigger than life, this new showroom gives customers the luxury of space to enjoy personalized styling sessions (think: the modern Cinderella experience) and gives Covetella’s wide range of dresses room to shine.
Covetella’s mission is to help all women look and feel beautiful. That’s why they’ve created the ultimate fashion rental destination, where you can experience hundreds of beautiful designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the price, or share your own to make some extra cash.
Covetella also believes that finding the perfect dress should be an enjoyable experience, so they offer personalized styling services so you can look your best for any event.
Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park is a unique restaurant for people who love food and football. It is part of the football-themed hospitality franchises that property firm Rowsley acquired from Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs in year 2015.
It was all inspired by good, honest food which brings people together, whether in the stands or at home. Cafe Football took this idea of wholesome food and turned it a unique restaurant that feeds a love for food and football.
At Cafe Football Singapore, they want to capture the essence of football in their restaurant and their menu. Football fans and foodies alike can appreciate their diverse, well-rounded menu with some subtle nods to the beautiful game.
WTF Coffee House and Bar is where a mouth-watering array of great food and drinks awaits you as well as the broadcast of LIVE English Premier League games.
Their popular signature dish is the Barachirashi Don served in an wooden bowl. Others on the menu includes Curry Chicken Baked Rice, Smoked Duck Hoisin Sauce Tortilla Pizza, Pork Trotter’s Braised Vermicelli and more.
Find WTF at the ground floor of Innotel Hotel, which is conveniently located in the Orchard Road area (right in between Singapore Shopping Centre & the ex-Park Mall).
Heard of the phenomenon? Barre is taking the world by storm. It is the workout that celebrities swear by including Madonna, the Victoria Secret's Angels and even Ryan Gosling. WeBarre is Singapore's 1st Boutique Barre Studio and their 2nd studio is now at Telok Ayer. Their unique workout brings together the best of ballet technique, yoga, pilates & strength training in one dynamic 60-minute class.
So what is this all about? The WeBarre workout is a one-stop shop - It brings together ballet technique, yoga, pilates and strength training in an invigorating workout to transform your entire body. WeBarre workouts make use of the barre for balance, focusing on isometric holds and then combining it with dynamic exercises and movements. They may even build on the dynamic movements that lead to mini choreographed movements! Barre is suitable for all fitness levels.
At Highball, they want to bring the ‘Highball’ spirit to a wider audience, and to make it a lifestyle… your lifestyle. They celebrate its core values; a complementary marriage of spirit and mixer, available to anyone, anytime.
Situated near the beautiful heritage houses at Spottiswoode Park, they are minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area, amidst a mosaic of funky cafes, restaurants bars and traditional coffee shops. Expect an unpretentious, right-at-home experience over some simple yet flavourful drinks, topped with thoughtful and non-intrusive service by owner/bartender, Kino, and her all-female crew.
They encourage you to indulge in a highball, or luxuriate in a fancy cocktail. Here you will not be judged on your choice of drinks. They only ask that you enjoy them, and your experience with them.
The leader in football merchandise in South East Asia, Weston Corp is the one stop experience for all football fans and players.
The multi-brand soccer store offers an expansive range of jerseys, football fashion apparel, soccer boots and accessories for both adults and kids. With brands such as Adidas, Nike and Puma, this is one store for any type of football lover.
The epitome of “sports as lifestyle”, Royal Sporting House encapsulates the crossover of sports into the realm of fashion and lifestyle. The multi-brand retail chain offers a wide selection of apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment from international sports brands like Reebok, Speedo, Nautica, Sperry Top-Sider and Wilson, providing an enjoyable shopping experience for the sports enthusiast.
At Under Armour, their mission is simple: to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Their team works to build the world’s most innovative performance products.
Everything they make is designed with the athlete in mind to ensure the very best quality and performance. When you put on an Under Armour product, it’s making you better.
A five-storey regional library, a 20-court badminton hall, six swimming pools and a 5,000-seater stadium with a FIFA-approved football pitch are some of the facilities residents can enjoy when the new town hub at Tampines opens progressively from the end of next year.
Phase One of the hub will be completed by the fourth quarter of next year. Residents will be able to make use of the community centre, retail, food and beverage (F&B) outlets, an 800-seat hawker centre and the badminton hall.
Spanish giants Valencia will be opening a new office in Singapore.
The six-time La Liga champions, who are owned by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, revealed the location of the new office to be at Great World City shopping precinct in the central area of Singapore.
Peter Draper, a former Director at Manchester United, will oversee the set-up of the office.
Anti-burglary weapon and occasional cake pin roller; it is time for the baseball bat to shine in it's true glory, and you can do so without sweating it out under the hot, hot sun. Participate in this classic American sport that has since taken Japan, Korea and Taiwan by storm. Stand in a fully automated indoor batting cage and wait in eager anticipation as the automated batting system shoots ball after ball in your direction. Perfect your swings and work on your batting accuracy, and who knows, you might even hit a home run here!
Homerun Baseball hopes to generate better awareness of this lesser known sport in Singapore. Fuelled by a mission to become Singapore's leading and premier automated indoor baseball and softball batting cage location. Homerun Baseball prides itself on offering a healthier substitute to the young and old seeking a fun and alternative recreational activity other than for baseball and softball enthusiasts.
Even if picking up a new sport is not on your mind, both batting and pitching double up as a great way to de-stress while working out your arm strength. It is the perfect post-work stop after a long day in the office. Getting a good crack at a ball – right in the sweet spot of the bat – is mighty satisfying! Pick up the infectious joy of baseball and softball and spend hour after hour at this spacious indoor facility as this is one of the better ways to unwind while keeping healthy!
For those looking for a pint before their flight, they can now chill out at the new Carlsberg Sports Bar.
Carlsberg, the Official Beer of the Barclays Premier League, has opened its first full-fledged sports-themed bar in Changi Airport to bring travellers and those in transit an immersive environment to experience Premier League football at its best.
Together with food and beverage operators, De-Prospero Pte Ltd, the new bar, located in Terminal 3 boasts a full sports theme complete from interior décor to staff attire and an exciting new bar menu.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
An airship under steam, Copper’s soul purpose is the voyage through and beyond an array of delectable cuisines, taking your taste buds into a realm beyond your wildest dreams. The moment you enter Copper on the lower deck, you will be greeted with Dr Sparks’ beef bar, which houses the largest selection of Gin on the equatorial line.
The bar has over 30 labels to choose from, also offering gourmet bar bites like the Mac & Cheese Balls and Bone Marrow Crostini.
A restaurant will be opening on the top floor specialising in grilled meats.
Stepping Out Studios believes that dance should be fun and accessible to everybody. Their 100% exam pass rate speaks for itself, but it is not what drives them, it is simply a consequence of having highly qualified and experienced instructors, properly fitted and stunning studios with motivated students.
They have classes for all ages, starting from just 2 years old ranging from Melody Bear, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
Their Studios are the ideal place to set up a variety of dance sessions, workshops and events for the enjoyment and participation of all.