The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) urban training facilities built in the 1990s comprise clusters of low-level buildings replicating traditional shop houses and provision shops, without performance measuring instrumentation. Up to the early 2000s, these facilities had met SAF's training requirements and served the SAF well. Going forward, with more built-up areas, the Next Gen SAF requires better urban training facilities to deal with the new security threats and challenges that Singapore now faces. This need for SAFTI City (The Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute) was announced by the Minister for Defence at the Committee of Supply Debate in 2017.
Scheduled to open progressively from 2023, SAFTI City, jointly developed by the Singapore Army and the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), is designed to meet the evolving defence needs of the SAF, and to support training for a wider range of operations from peace to war. These operations include homeland security, counter-terrorism, and disaster relief operations. Its infrastructure will provide a realistic and challenging training environment for soldiers.
Built on current military training area, the key features of SAFTI City are:
a) Realistic and Challenging Training Environment. An integrated Transport Hub comprising a bus interchange, an MRT station with multiple surface exits, high-rise interconnected buildings, dense building clusters, multiple road networks, as well as other public amenities such as shopping centres, will allow for a realistic and challenging training environment.
b) Configurable Buildings and Changeable Road Networks. Built-in swing panels allow traffic flow and buildings to be configured to training needs. This will allow soldiers to encounter a different layout of buildings and street landscape each time they train in SAFTI City.
c) Smart Technology. SAFTI City will also be a smart city, leveraging smart technologies to enhance training effectiveness and soldiers' learning experience. Smart technologies include:
(1) Targets with Shoot-back Capability. Soldiers and smart targets will be equipped with sensors for monitoring and data capturing. When smart targets are engaged, they can respond by shooting back and retreating from the location.
(2) Battlefield Effects. Battlefield effects, which include the use of smoke and blast simulators, will be used to enhance training realism.
(3) Data Analytics. Battlefield instrumentations and video cameras will be employed to track the troops' real-time actions. Furthermore, training performance will be collated and processed by a data analytics system to provide accurate feedback to the troops on their individual and team performances. With gamification integrated into the training and detailed individual feedback, individual soldiers and teams can benchmark their scores against each other, motivating them to improve further. These technological improvements enable the SAF to train more efficiently and effectively.
Phase 1 of SAFTI City will have over 70 buildings, including three 12-storey blocks, simulated underground facilities, and urban training structures. With a total estimated gross floor area of 107,000 m2, phase 1 of SAFTI City will be able to accommodate brigade-level training.
Maison Miaja is Singapore’s newest and most exclusive venue for all types of chic and exciting events.
Housed in the APS Lifestyle Building, the two beautifully designed spaces consist of the modern minimalist setting of the 'Salon Jean Nouvel' on the 2nd floor, and the luxurious European style 'Salon Louis XVI' on the 4th floor. The spaces are design creations award-winning interior designer and art gallery owner, Isabelle Miaja (the founder of Maison Miaja).
Both 4,000 sq ft. spaces are located at walking distance from Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay, in River Valley, Singapore. Each space can host up to 300 guests, and for larger events - both Maison Miaja spaces combined can accommodate 500 guests.
Maison Miaja Events spaces offers a unique environment for exclusive private events, corporate gatherings, art exhibitions, product launches, food & wine tastings, photo shoots and television and movie filming.
Day or night, this amazing space is ideal for a one-of-a-kind experience. The space comes embellished with original works of art, design and accessories, or entirely bare, limited only by the imagination.
CapitaLand has unveiled the highly-anticipated design of One Pearl Bank perched atop the verdant Pearl’s Hill. The development comprises two gently curving 39-storey towers linked at the roof by dramatic sky bridges. The slender, curved facades create a light and airy effect, providing ample space for residents and onlookers to look out and through the towers to admire the stunning views atop the hill. Towering at 178 metres, One Pearl Bank will be the tallest residential development in the Outram-Chinatown district in Central Singapore, offering panoramic views that extend from the Central Business District to Sentosa.
Designed by multi award-winning Serie+Multiply, a joint venture between London-based Serie Architects and Singapore-based Multiply Architects, the new scheme elevates the concept of high-rise living with a total of 774 apartments. It will support more urbanites in leading their dream city lifestyles at this prime location, in line with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s vision to develop more homes in Singapore’s Central Area. A wide selection of unit types from studio apartments to penthouses, ranging in size from approximately 430 to 2,800 sq ft, will be made available.
Adding to its allure, One Pearl Bank will feature a world-first – a series of sky allotment gardens arrayed vertically at one edge of each tower. With each tower featuring an allotment garden every four storeys and each garden housing 11 plots, One Pearl Bank will have a total of 18 sky allotment gardens with close to 200 plots where residents can grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. The beautifully-appointed allotment gardens not only support urban farming, they offer spaces to promote community bonding. Visible from the city centre, they make a powerful visual statement on One Pearl Bank’s biophilic design that integrates nature to enrich residents’ quality of life. These allotment gardens are further complemented by two sky terraces and two roof gardens across the two towers and a sunken planter in every balcony to maximise the greenery on the development’s facade. Read more about this exciting project here.
Based at 7 Maxwell Road, the newly-opened Ministry of Fitness has access from Telok Ayer Street and is located directly above the Amoy Street Food Centre. Spanning a space close to 9,000 sq ft; Ministry of Fitness is also home to The Singapore Trampoline Academy.
Their facilities include: a well-equipped Fitness Suite, Dance Studio and Functional Indoor Bootcamps space. The classes they currently offer are Bootcamps - Military - Trampoline Fitness - Spartan Obstacle Training - Dance Cardio and NS Ready which is designed for those preparing to take their IPPT (Individual Physical Proficiency Test).
Led by Ex British Military and SG Army instructors, they aim to deliver innovative and functional training programs which are adaptable for all ages and abilities. Set the conditions for those training for their first adventure race, to beat a PB or to mix up current training programs, your goal is theirs and united both will achieve and make this happen.
The Singapore Trampoline Academy specialise as a training facility dedicated to the growth and development of competitive trampolining in Singapore. Developed by qualified and experienced international coaches, their facility offers trampoline programs for beginners as well as athletes who aspire to compete at an international level.
Suitable from 4-yr old to Adult classes, they cater to everyone. They have recently collaborated with Superfly Monkey Dragons, Singapore’s Progressive Parkour / Movement Academy and Agency with an experienced friendly international team. Master your body and mind, Reconnect with your spirit, Challenge yourself with SFMD in a fun, supportive space. Discover yourself through movement.
Team Tactics Corporate Camps: Team cohesion is the foundation of operational effectiveness, how effective is your workforce? If your Corporate is looking for innovative opportunities to challenge your team cohesion and then trust their Team Tactics afternoon which is a unique opportunity that you must experience.
Lead by Commissioned Officers from the Royal military Academy Sandhurst, their ‘Team Tactics’ package promises to challenge you and your colleagues aptitude for communication, leadership and trust using simple yet effective team building strategies, the first of it’s kind in Singapore. Throughout this 2.5 hour package they will conduct a series of leadership and leaderless tasks, under varying conditions and challenge even your most senior / junior of members.
The 25,000 sq m Singapore data center is the second to be built under the three-way partnership after the HK$5 billion data center in Tseung Kwan (Hong Kong) that opened in December 2017.
As with all Global Switch data centres, Singapore Woodlands delivers a highly resilient environment providing scalable and exible solutions supported by numerous connectivity options. It is also designed to meet our best-in-class operational and environmental management processes and operates to Tier III plus standards.
The data centre bene ts from diverse power from four separate incoming supplies, offering high density solutions as standard and with exibility to meet a range of requirements.
Roche Bobois, the French worldwide leading brand in design and distribution of high-end furniture has proudly announced the grand opening of its Singapore showroom with a brand-new design concept. The new showroom spans over 5,300 square-feet and features an expansive floor-to-ceiling window to frame the beautiful selection of Roche Bobois’s best collections in a dynamic space; this elegant showroom opening also marks another milestone in the brand's significant expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
Located at ground level of Boon Siew Building along Bukit Timah Road, the Roche Bobois Singapore Showroom possesses a wide store front to entice passers-by to peek into its luxe interior, which from a distance resembles a jewel box.
The new showroom of Singapore enjoys an incredibly large window that brings visibility and light to the showroom. The focus is indeed to highlight that advantage, and thanks to a mirror illusion, they have created a double exposure that makes the showroom look bigger. Inspiration has been found in the green space in the surroundings. The illusion of an outdoor space within the showroom has been created, giving the impression that indoor and outdoor spaces are a single and same place. The light wood flooring is chosen to go with that peaceful indoor garden ambiance and highlight the gorgeous green wall. While the geometric indoor partition creates an open space, the dark walls disappear to leave the eye attracted by the light, creating depth in the showroom.
Roche Bobois is a ‘story of people’, a ‘family saga’ which is still continuing with descendants of the founders acting as today’scompany directors. It all began with the fateful meeting of two families, the Roches, a family from France with a successful family furniture business since the 1800s, and the Chouchans, immigrants from Russia who in 1950 opened their own furniture showroom in Paris called ‘Au Beau Bois’ (‘beautiful wood’) - a brand name which would later evolve into ‘Bobois’.
Together, they formed a bond with a mission to offer customers high-quality and innovative designs relevant to the time. By theearly 60’s, they had already designed their first collection together. The first Roche Bobois showroom, designed by the visionary architect and designer Pierre Paulin, was opened at the same time on the Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Today, Roche Bobois has more than 265 showrooms in over 55 countries, a true mark of its ambitious, accelerated programme of international growth. After 17 new stores opened in 2017, this growth has continued in 2018 in vibrant cities such as HanoÃ¯, Washington, Tokyo and San Diego among others.
With a growing presence all over the world, Roche Bobois embodies the full diversity of French design. Thanks to its long-established network of European manufacturers and fruitful relationships with talented designers (such as Marcel Wanders, Kenzo Takada, Ora Ito among others) and also with prestigious fashion houses (e.g. Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni Home), the brand has risen to the challenge of achieving an international presence by offering every client a personalised approach to home design and decor.
Every is a multi-concept store where you can find everything you wish to buy when in an authentic Japanese convenience store. You will be surprised by what you can find at Every.
Enjoy daily hot & fresh food prepared by their in-house Japanese chef at their dine-in cafe space, located within the same premise of the store. Patrons can also enjoy different labels of white to red wine from their own automated wine dispensing machine.
On Oct 11 in year 2017, a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West were gutted by a blaze that broke out. Residents in Jurong West can now look forward to a new two-storey market, shopping and community complex that replaces the burnt market.
Mythz & Myths at South Bridge Road combines a kitchen with a hidden bar, founded by French-trained Joël Robuchon alumnus Chef Martin Wong.
Mythz & Myths' menu will be mainly focused on French cuisine, incorporated with a touch of Asian. Being very particular about his ingredients used in his cooking, Chef Martin will work to refresh his menu once every 3 months, with seasonal produce – locally and non-locally.
Chef Martin aims to bring out a different dining experience to guests. Rather than casual dining, and fine dining, Chef Martin calls it a ‘Dinner Party’. Where there will be much more interactions with guests and for the team to cook right in front of the guests.
“My food will be the culmination of every element in the restaurant, from the carefully selected ingredients to the structure in each dish, the china & the customer experience - all weaved into a definitive culinary finesse bringing forth myriads of tantalizing joys to even the most notorious taste buds” - Martin Wong, Founding Chef of Mythz & Myths
In their bar, you will meet their Head bartender – Darren. Mixing up different kinds of alcohol and flavours has always been Darren’s passion. Be sure to ask for their signature cocktails.
Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) has acquired a prime greenfield site for S$62.4 million for its maiden development project. It will build the first co-living property in Singapore’s research and innovation business hub, one-north.
Located at Nepal Hill amidst 400 companies, 800 startups and 50,000 professionals, the property is expected to be managed by its sponsor, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) under the coliving brand, lyf, targeted at the rising millennial segment. To be named lyf one-north, the property will offer 324 units1. It is slated to achieve Temporary Occupation Permit by 2020 and open in 2021.
The 60-year leasehold site was put up by the JTC Corporation (JTC) for sale in a two-envelope concept and price tender. Ascott Reit’s concept proposal features the creative use of communal spaces, a holistic design centred on building a vibrant and collaborative community, as well as comprehensive programmes which promote social bonding, wellness, personal development and business networking.
The 200-hectare one-north estate has attracted over S$7 billion worth of investments in critical growth sectors such as the biomedical, info-communications and media industries. The location is also a talent development hub, home to world-renowned business schools and corporate universities.
lyf one-north Singapore is located right next to the one-north MRT station and a 30-minute ride to the Central Business District. The property enjoys easy access to key districts within the city via the Ayer Rajah Expressway and public transportation network. Commercial buildings as well as dining and retail options are available in the vicinity. Guests can look forward to fully-digital customer experience and communal amenities such as a lap pool, social kitchen, fitness area, barbeque garden, outdoor seating area, residents’ lounge, laundromat, thematic function rooms, and indoor events hall. Spanning a gross floor area of over 73,447 square feet (6,823.5 square metres)2, lyf one-north Singapore will offer a mix of studio and loft units.
With this acquisition, Ascott Reit will own five properties in prime locations in the central and western regions of Singapore, offering approximately 1,000 apartment units. Ascott Reit’s other four properties in Singapore are Ascott Orchard Singapore, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore and Somerset Liang Court Singapore. Please see Annex for further details of lyf and lyf one-north Singapore.
The Design Competition seeks to generate new and fresh ideas and secure the best design for St John's Home new five-storey building, providing facilities and services not only to its present residents but to the elderly living in the surrounding precincts i.e. Sennett Estate, Potong Pasir, Joo Seng and Bidadari Town. The Home is envisaged to be an integrated service facility centre serving the needs of the elderly in the community, possibly working with other service providers, complementing the Home as a Sheltered Home.
This two-staged competition saw 52 entries, where seven were shortlisted. And Aamer Architects' serrated profile plan and well-thought-out design was selected as the winning entry.
In 2018, St. John's Home for Elderly Persons (previously known as St. John's Home for the Aged), celebrates 60 years of caring for needy elderly persons.
Over the years, the Home has the privilege to look after hundreds of elderly who:
Are no longer able to care for themselves due to age or physical/mental problems;
Have no immediate family or whose family members have passed away, or who themselves are elderly and thus unable to provide care;
Have severe conflict within members of the family;
Have limited or no financial resources making commercial residential Homes unaffordable.
It is estimated that the new building will cost $15 million. As at June 2018, they have $10 million in their reserve, after paying the Lease Renewal Premium for the land. They depend on the community to raise the remaining $5 million required in stages, as the building moves towards completion by December 2020.
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18 Robinson will be a single commercial development designed by the internationally-acclaimed Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Architects61. The proposed redevelopment site shall have an approximate area of 20,000 sqm of commercial space.
The new building will feature high-ceiling, Grade-A office space, a retail podium with shaped urban plaza at the entrance of the building, food and beverage spaces looking into the atrium and roof gardens, retail outlets which will be highly visible from Robinson Road and Market Street, and urban windows revealing interior functions to the street.
The new building, when completed in 2018, will offer a towering presence three times the height of its predecessor and is expected to contribute positively to the skyline of the Central Business District in Singapore. The new building shall have energy and water saving features aimed at achieving Green GoldPlus standards, thus reflecting Tuan Sing’s green and sustainability efforts. The Group expects a recurring income stream from the rental proceeds once the new building is completed.
Brace yourself for some seriously good beef and make time for a good don. The folks behind sake gastrobar Kabuke have launched Tokidon, a new lifestyle F&B concept where its signature gourmet beef bowls take centerstage.
Decked out in neon lights that play off deeper shades of blue and purple, Tokidon’s interiors pay tribute to the easy, electrifying energy of nightfall in a cosmopolitan city. Coupled with great music, exciting artist collaborations and merchandise, it invites diners for a well-deserved break from the weekly grind to relish in good food and fun.
Tokidon fuses traditional Japanese recipes with contemporary flavours in its repertoire of five main beef bowls – Gyu Don ($11.90), Truffle Tenderloin Don ($15.90), Wagyu Sukiyaki Don ($17.90), Truffle Wagyu Don ($23.90) and Wagyu Misozuke Don ($23.90), as well as the Salmon Cha Soba ($16.90). The beef bowls feature only the best Grade 6 Wagyu slices and Grade 9 Sukiyaki Wagyu and all cuts are prepared medium rare for optimum enjoyment.
The multi-tenanted JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul, which will be the first of its kind, will integrate a multi-storey inland container depot, warehouses and a heavy vehicle park when it opens by 2019.
The development comprises a warehouse block of modular units of between 1,600 sqm to 2,500 sqm including rooftop space for heavy vehicle and/or chassis parking; and another block with high ceiling for Inland Container Depot (ICD) operations. The gross floor area is approximately 143,370 square metres.
Located along Tampines Road, north of Paya Lebar Air Base, Goldhill Memorial Centre will be a fully automated columbarium and it will also use innovative technology to optimise its space. It is expected to open around the end of 2019.
A team of veterans in the bereavement industry envisioned a heavenly destination that unites generations to celebrate the eternal bond of families. A quintessential space and rejuvenating atmosphere where ancestors peacefully rest and eternal blessings flow, Goldhill Memorial Centre was born as a reality of their commitment to immortalize legacies and family roots by leveraging into cutting-edge innovations and exceptional experiences.
Constant evolution and breakthroughs are the essence of success and prosperity. Singapore’s economic history have testified to this statement, continually innovating quickly. Interestingly, the columbarium industry has a different pace of progress despite the growing demand from the society. Singapore land scarcity and generations’ unmet expectations of memorial services drive Goldhill memorial to pioneer a new age of columbarium service.
Goldhill Memorial Centre is presenting a leap of the industry’s evolution in Singapore.
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) forms a vital part of Singapore's master plan to provide quality and accessible care to better serve the healthcare needs in North-Eastern Singapore.
Offering a wide spectrum of specialist clinics and co-located with Sengkang Community Hospital, SKH will be part of the newest integrated hospital campus delivering multidisciplinary and patient-centric care covering all major healthcare disciplines.
Reflecting their mission of achieving better health together, SKH's team of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals practise multidisciplinary and team-based care. Patients are treated holistically and will benefit from having a primary doctor (specialist) oversee and coordinate their care throughout their hospitalisation stay and follow-up. For patients who need longer-term rehabilitative care, they can be seamlessly transferred from the general hospital to the community hospital to receive the appropriate care during their recovery.
As part of the hospital's efforts to provide integrated care for patients, their multidisciplinary care team works with polyclinics, general practitioners and other healthcare providers to provide longer-term care for chronic disease management through follow-ups with patients and ensuring timely and appropriate access to specialist care for acute and complex cases.
Eunoia Junior College will move into its permanent Bishan site at the end of 2019, ready for the commencement of the school term in 2020. The Bishan campus is situated at the junction of Sin Ming Avenue and Marymount Road, overlooking Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and both Bishan and Ang Mo Kio estates.
Eunoia Junior College will be the first high-rise junior college in Singapore, with two academic blocks 10 and 12 storeys high respectively. A library with splendid panoramic view towards Bishan Park sits at the top two floors of the 10-storey block, allowing all to be inspired by the green serenity of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. A 900-seater theatre will be equipped for performances, seminars and cohort-based lectures, on top of a range of seminar rooms, learning rooms, science laboratories and other special programme rooms.
The college will also be the first school in Singapore with an elevated track and field stadium as part of its infrastructure. A full 8-lane track, field, space for sports and games, and a viewing gallery will be located at the top of the structure adjacent to Marymount Road. The field shelters various student interaction areas from the sun and rain, including music rooms, CCA rooms, a dance studio, a multi-purpose hall, a 900 pax auditorium and various arcades for mass activities.
The State Courts handle about 90 per cent of Singapore's caseload, which equates to more than 300,000 cases per year. The new State Courts Towers on Upper Cross Street (located just beside the current State Courts building) are currently under construction so to meet with future needs and to support the push for an efficient, responsive and effective judiciary.
When completed, the new State Courts Towers will house more than 60 courtrooms and over 50 hearing chambers to meet the needs of society, providing better access to justice and timely dispute resolution.
The project consisting of a court tower and an office tower costs $450 million. The new State Courts Towers will stand at 178m tall with 3 basement levels and slated to be operational in 2020.
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 new National Skin Centre will house enhanced facilities and increased capacity, bringing specialised dermatological care to more patients.
When the new National Skin Centre (NSC) opens in 2022, more patients can look forward to seamless access to specialised dermatological care. The 10-storey building will increase its current clinic capacity, by 50% to 69 consultation rooms, to meet rising demand for outpatient services.
Currently, NSC sees over 80 per cent of the overall outpatient dermatology attendances in the public healthcare institutions.
The new NSC which will be located at the NSC’s current Novena site, will house a Day Treatment Centre which will bring together diagnostic, monitoring and treatment services at one location, making access to care by patients, especially the elderly or less ambulant patients, more convenient.
There will also be a dedicated Education Centre for patients as well as caregivers. They will find useful resources and information on self-care and how to manage various skin conditions effectively. Making such resources readily available will help raise more awareness on the importance of good skin care and empower patients & their caregivers to take charge of their health.
To strengthen NSC’s role as a Centre of Excellence for clinical and translational research, its enhanced research facilities will include laboratories dedicated to non-invasive skin imaging and skin physiology. Other laboratories will facilitate studies on skin health issues prevalent in the local population, and support the conduct of a wider range of clinical trials for new therapies and treatments for common skin diseases.
As a tertiary healthcare institution, NSC’s enhanced research and education facility will spearhead clinical innovations in dermatology, train more dermatologists and healthcare professionals & raise awareness on skin health among the population.
Today, Seletar Airport is Singapore’s second civilian airport, serving general aviation (such as training, medical evacuation & MRO flights) and business aviation (private jets) users. The current terminal will be torn down when the new facility opens.
The new, two-storey terminal is sited at the eastern side of Seletar Airport. It will have a gross floor area of 9,500 square metres, of which 500 square metres will be dedicated to serving business aviation passengers.
Designed for around 700,000 passenger movements per annum, the building will be significantly larger than the current terminal, which handled about 26,700 passenger movements in 2015. This will support the relocation of scheduled turboprop flights from Changi Airport to Seletar Airport upon the completion of the new terminal in end-2018.
The layout of the new terminal is dictated by clean lines and a functional design to keep the travel experience simple and efficient for all passengers. Passenger operations will take place on the ground floor, with a clear separation between the departure and arrival areas. To handle scheduled commercial flights, the departure area will have 4 check-in counters, four immigration counters, two security screening stations and a gate holdroom which can seat close to 200 passengers. Departing passengers will be able to go through check-in, immigration and security screening in a fuss-free manner via a straightforward route, enabling a quick and stress-free boarding process for passengers.
Passengers travelling on chartered business jets and private jets can look forward to a private drop-off area and a dedicated check-in area where they will be able to enjoy quick pre-departure clearance in a private and exclusive setting. The terminal will also feature amenities such a lounge area and dedicated immigration and security screening areas for these passengers.
Drawing inspiration from its lush and serene surroundings, the new terminal will sport a modern tropical look on the faÃ§ade and in the interiors. The design blends warm woody tones with a theme of nature, with a landscaped garden in the middle of the terminal. Accessible from the drop-off area at the entrance, the garden will provide a calm oasis for departing passengers and well-wishers.
On the airside, passengers will be able to board their flights conveniently with 3 aircraft parking stands adjacent to the terminal. This reduces the need for passengers to be bussed, enabling greater operational efficiency and faster aircraft turnaround time. The three aircraft parking stands will be supplemented by another 60 located at the rest of the airport.
The regional art scene is set to become more vibrant with the major revamp of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
SAM’s museum programming will continue throughout the revamp which is likely to cost around $90 million. Internationally renowned SCDA Architects have been appointed to manage the redevelopment of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) buildings.
SAM opened to much fanfare in 1996 in a converted museum space that once housed the former Saint Joseph’s Institution and has not upgraded its premises since. The upcoming building works will address the growing needs of contemporary art in Singapore and focus on improving the visitor experience at SAM. The project is targeted for completion in 2021.
SAM currently occupies two separate buildings – the former St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) along Bras Basah Road - a gazetted National Monument, and the former Catholic High School, located along Queen Street. The redevelopment plans include the creation of a fully contiguous museum, more spaces to accommodate museum-based learning opportunities, as well as the infrastructure to display large-scale or technologically- demanding artworks.
SAM’s museum programming continues to take place at SAM at 8Q till end of January 2019. Thereafter, members of the public can look forward to pop-up contemporary art projects at partner venues, as well as co-curated and touring exhibitions by SAM.
Prior to the commencement of the building works, a series of archaeological activities will take place at the former SJI building during Singapore Heritage Festival 2018, as part of the National Monument’s bid to deepen the public’s understanding of its history, which dates back to 1855.
The NCO Club (known previously as the NAAFI Britannia Club) served as a vital social amenity for non-commissioned officers and their families since 1952. Gazetted alongside Blocks 1, 9 and 14 of the Beach Road Camp for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), it was one of the first modern architectural heritage buildings to be conserved in Singapore.
The NCO Club is a building that has been synonymous with the spirit of patriotism and nascent nationalism in Singapore bearing great historical, social and political significance as a place where generations of military servicemen congregated and interacted in an egalitarian, multi- ethnic setting. This was a significant milestone in Singapore’s colonial history.
Together, the four conservation buildings form a unique enclave that embodies different eras in Singapore’s history, expressed through their varied architecture. Like the conserved pre-war Tiong Bahru estate, Blocks 1, 9 and 14 reflect early Modernism with inflections of the Art Deco style. On the other hand, the NCO Club is characteristic of the more austere post-war Modernism and is one of the rare intact examples of modernist architectural heritage in Singapore. They are also representative of a milestone in Singapore’s conservation history where the buildings are neither part of a historic shop house district, nor individual monuments, but a cluster of historically and functionally-related institutional buildings.
The Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, a 164-year-old national monument and one of the oldest temples in Singapore, was recently re-sanctified in a consecration ceremony called the “Maha Samprokshanam” which is done once every 12 years.
Major redevelopment works at the temple, costing S$4.5 million, were recently completed.
The temple had to invite foreign experts to help in the restoration as certain specific skills were not available here. A team of 20 highly-skilled artisans, known as sthapathis, were flown in from India for the job.
In 1978, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple was declared a National Monument by the Preservation of Monuments Board. The temple also underwent major facelifts in year 1987, 1992 and 2005.
The history of Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple dates back to the late 1800s. Read more about its rich history here.
Expected to be ready in 2023, Singapore General Hospital's new Emergency Medicine Building on the SGH Campus will be equipped with facilities and services to better manage patients with emergency conditions. As the new building has easy access to the expertise of many disciplines, the hospital is able to initiate expedient and coordinated care for its patients.
SGH constantly builds capabilities in emergency medicine to stay ahead of changing healthcare needs. This includes preparedness to handle national emergnecis including mass casualty incidents and disease outbreaks. They enhance diagnostic and treatment abilities through education, research and collaboration.
Strategically located on the SGH Campus, the Emergency Medicine Building will be connected with the main hospital complex to allow pateints timely access to multi-disciplinary care. Besides emergency medicine related facilities, the building will also house the Acute Medical Ward, Hospital Decontamination Station and other support services.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
With over a million residents living in the west region, JLD will grow into its full potential as the largest regional centre outside of the CBD. It will also be the gateway between ASEAN and Singapore, where it will be home to the Kuala-Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus.
JLD is strategically located near high-value industries, the future Tuas Port, two world-class research universities, and offers convenient connections to the city and Malaysia.
The High-Speed Rail to Kuala Lumpur will open new markets and opportunities in a metropolitan region of more than 10 million people. It will enhance the flow of talent and travellers, facilitate knowledge, business and cultural exchanges, and stronger social links to make JLD an attractive hub for regional businesses..
Building on the existing cluster of firms and public agencies in Jurong Gateway, JLD could be a hub for infrastructure development firms. It also offers an attractive location for firms in the maritime services sector, given its proximity to the new port and the surrounding industrial and logistics clusters.
One of Singapore oldest mosques, Angullia Mosque, closes for redevelopment which will see it transform into a four-storey building that can accommodate 2,500 congregants.
Angullia Mosque has been an iconic landmark in the area of Serangoon Road and Little India for more than 120 years.
The Mosque was built on Wakaff land bequeathed by MSE Angullia. Still standing at its present site, the first blueprints of the Mosque was dated in 1890.
Since its initial construction somewhere in the late 1890s, several upgrading works have been undertaken to maintain its functionality and relevance to its immediate community.
Angullia Mosque serves a large community of Muslims within the Serangoon Road district and many of their congregants include both the local and foreign workforce within the Serangoon Road business district.
Over the years, the capacity and infrastructure of the mosque are not able to keep up with the numbers and demands of their daily congregants.
Paris Baguette, a company that provides a unique experience to customers by introducing a new trend-setting bakery and café. Their 8th outlet is now open at Hong Leong Building.
For 70 years, they have been refining their philosophy and techniques in the kitchen thanks to their parent company, SPC Group. Their journey thus far has been a rewarding endeavor as they innovate fresh concepts and offer a brand new, unique experience for you and with you.
Recognising the building’s heritage value, its role as a landmark in the area and the social memories it holds for the community, the building owner, Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) is supportive of the conservation efforts and is working closely with URA to keep the building as part of our national history.
Completed in 1954, this Art Deco Style building is a well-known local landmark along Serangoon Road. It was the bottling factory that produced popular soft drinks such as Sinalco, Kickapoo Joy Juice and Royal Crown Cola. It is also one of the last few remaining structures along the stretch of Kallang River that reflect the area’s rich industrial past, and contribute to the heritage of the Kallang River.
The two-storey L-shaped main building facing Serangoon Road will be conserved. This includes the signage tower, a representative feature that many will be familiar with. Read more about this conservation effort.
On Oct 11 last year, a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West were gutted by a blaze that broke out. Residents in Jurong West can look forward to a new two-storey market, shopping and community complex that replaces the burnt market.
Built by the Housing and Development Board and expected to be ready by the end of next year; the new premises will cost an estimated S$6.2 million and a 420 sq m market with 35 stalls, a 433 sq m coffee shop on the ground floor and a hub for active ageing upstairs.
King Living celebrates two years in Singapore with an expansive new Showroom, introducing an even wider selection of new, pioneering and award-winning furniture.
Boasting an impressive 11,000 ft2, clients can preview unique, handcrafted modular sofa and dining designs with the latest integrated technologies from the contemporary Australian design house.
An extra 3,000 ft2. on the second floor provides a stage for King Living’s extended outdoor furniture, bedding range and full home theatre experience with integrated Sonos for the ultimate viewing experience. As visitors explore the new space, guided upstairs through the spiral staircase, sensors trigger a state of the art projector screening a 4m x 2.5m image of King Living’s latest marketing reels.
The unveiling of the new Showroom coincides with 40 years of design, innovation and international success. Since King Living was established in 1977 from humble beginnings at Sydney’s weekend markets, company founder David King and King Living’s team of in-house designers, have always strived for the best design solution; spending hours on research and development, and in doing so achieving major milestones for Australian industrial design.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
GSH Plaza is a prestigious commercial and office tower in the heart of Singapore's Central Business District, well-positioned to deliver key advantages to investors looking to capitalise on its strategic location and premium offerings.
It is formerly known as Equity Plaza and it sits right next to Republic Plaza at Raffles Place.
Ideally located on the junction of Church Street and Cecil Street, GSH Plaza is 28-storey development and features 259 strata office units, retail shops as well as food and beverage outlets.
As one of the world's most business-friendly places, Singapore is poised to edge out major global cities with its allure as a gateway city, presenting investors with opportunities to ride the region's growth wave and strengthen international presence.
Asia's improved economy has led to an increase in the demand for office space across the region. GSH Plaza will tap onto this favourable demand and link businesses to a multitude of space solutions, and in turn provide investors with a prime platform for investment.
Homegrown e-retailer, Reebonz, has opened an 8-storey S$40m e-commerce hub in Tampines on Tuesday 30 May.
The building will house the luxury fashion e-commerce company’s management as well as its warehousing and distribution services.
The 200,000-square-foot space is four times larger than Reebonz's previous office and distribution centre and now stock more than 500,000 types of products - which is more than 11 times its previous capacity.
The new hub will be a platform for Reebonz to scale across the region in terms of having a centralised distribution centre that will distribute their products across 17 countries around the world.
LivingwithArt is an art company that offers a wide range of customised art products for interior decoration. Visit their new flagship gallery at Tan Boon Liat Building.
Their uniqueness lies in the ability to customise the style, dimensions and execution of the artwork to the requirements of your living space. Thier art products include hand-drawn wall paintings, art clocks, sculptures and other home accessories.
Their wall paintings consist of a wide range styles such as Fengshui, Abstract, Modern Contemporary, Minimalism, Floral, Nature, and Resort for you to choose them. The sculptures can be created from a selection of metal, acrylic, clay, ceramics or wood.
All their art works are created by their in-house artists. Over the last 10 years, they have worked on various commercial and private residential projects, enhancing living spaces.
Being one of Singapore’s most stylish antique furniture stores today, The Past Perfect Collection stands to offer an unrivalled choice of antique furniture from the British, Dutch and Portuguese era in India, as well as Indian antique furniture untouched by European style. They have recently moved into their new showroom address at Tan Boon Liat Building.
The Past Perfect Collection was established in 2007 upon arrival of the owners, Pieter and Marie-Hélène van Houten, in Singapore after a lengthy business, living and learning experience in India. During their travels to various parts of the country India’s colonial past intrigued them and a passion for collecting antique pieces dating from that era was born.
Their pieces are handpicked in the different regions in India as to be able to offer their customers a variety of styles of furniture. You will be amazed by the beauty of the combination of a distinctly Western design with an Oriental flair. It is definitely the high quality of the materials used, the handwork and the attention to detail that sets this furniture apart.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) building located by the fringe of the Central Business District is a contemporary translation of the traditional 3-tiered unity of 'earth', 'people' and 'sky' elements in Chinese architecture. Its principal architect is DP Architects Pte Ltd.
SCCC will be celebrating its official opening with an 8-days Cultural Extravaganza from 20th of May. The extravaganza will include cultural workshops on puppetry, crosstalk, Chinese opera, and performances by local arts and culture groups.
The architectural expression of SCCC took its cues from the composition of elements and varied textures of a Chinese landscape painting. The play of composition, texture, decoration and symbolism in the different stacked zones softens the building expression. The façade is read as a progression of illustration from bottom to top, distinctive in their treatment, yet coherent as a statement.
SCCC is a non-profit organisation that aims to develop Singapore Chinese culture and promote racial harmony. They hope to reach out to Chinese and non-Chinese residents, new immigrants and the youths through a wide range of carefully planned activities.
The long-awaited S$110 million SCCC building on Straits Boulevard aims to preserve traditions, promote innovation in ideas, and enrich the multi-faceted nature of Chinese culture in Singapore.
Let ‘em Play is Singapore’s new family-centric edutainment hub located in the West, offering a wide range of activities and programmes that are suitable for both adults and children.
Their activities focus greatly on parent-child bonding and interaction. The obstacles are designed to allow parents to support their children while they overcome their fear of heights through simple challenges and tasks.
The indoor-only activities available at Let 'em Play are specially chosen and designed to cover all aspects of psycho-motor skills and character development for the young ones. Each of them covers a specific aspect in brain and body development. They proudly present you with the following challenges:
Fun Climbing Walls
Indoor High Elements Obstacle Course (The one and only in Singapore!)
Augmented Reality Bouldering / Climbing (The first in Singapore!)
The new JustCo coworking centre at UIC Building is slated to open in May.
JustCo prides itself on being the largest co-working space provider in Singapore and is the coworking spinoff of JustOffice, a serviced office provider which has five locations in Singapore and another two in Shanghai.
At 40,000 square feet (3,700 square metres), this new space stretches across two floors and will be capable of accommodating more than 1,000 desks.
The UIC Building location is JustCo’s fourth coworking space in Singapore, in addition to their Robinson Road and Raffles Quay locations. In May, JustCo will also be opening a location at the Marina One tower in Marina Bay.
The iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House have been restored to house The Patina, Capitol Singapore. Intricate interior details and generous ceiling heights complement modern technology and highly personalized service. Traditional yet contemporary, the property promises to deliver an unparalleled bespoke experience for guests.
Distinguishing itself through its focus on bespoke services, the new hotel is also an integral component of Capitol Singapore, the city’s first integrated luxury lifestyle development, which encompasses an exclusive 39-unit residential tower, a premium retail mall offering exciting new-to-market brands, and world class cinematic theatrical entertainment at the newly reinvigorated Capitol Theatre.
Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Richard Meier is credited with rejuvenating the two iconic buildings to function as a bridge between past and present. His sensitivity to their venerable status, rooted in his respect for heritage, is combined with his flair for introducing contemporary perspectives. The result is an innovative masterpiece of beautifully conserved architecture integrated with refreshing modern touches.
Thoughtful, intricate details that deliver a refreshed present while celebrating the past are reflected through luxurious interiors conceptualised by Jaya International Design.
Impeccably designed, all rooms and suites are luxurious oases where guests enjoy complimentary features such as WiFi, two iPads per room, unlimited outgoing international calls, mini bar refreshments including still and sparkling water, soft drinks and juices, Aesop bath amenities, Nespresso coffee and a TWG tea collection, as well as being transported to the location of choice with the hotel’s courtesy car service.
The 157 rooms and suites of the hotel are shared across the Capitol and Stamford Wings, in Capitol Building and Stamford House respectively. The neoclassical-style Capitol Wing comprises 101 rooms and 5 suites, while the elegantly Victorian Stamford Wing comprises 49 rooms and 18 suites including the Bidwell Suite and Patina Suite.
Housed in a row of 17 two-storey conserved shophouses, the premise is furnished with well-appointed rooms and suites, complemented by thoughtful touches and impeccable service. The hotel is equipped with a total of 88 rooms and suites with six different categories on offer, all of which feature interiors of rich wood and intricately handpicked finishings and plush beds.
Nestled in the vibrant Bugis enclave, known for its colourful past and equally colourful present, you will find much charm in this heritage building. As a serene urban sanctuary, it exudes a sense of relaxed elegance and is an ideal retreat to unwind, recharge and explore in one of the city’s most sought-after and culturally-rich areas.
The hotel’s shophouse exterior draws inspiration from the rich heritage of South East Asia, providing the perfect foil for the hotel’s historic design. The interior consists of matching tones and blends rich, dark brown colour palettes together with warm lighting, contributing to the rustic feel of the hotel. The design is a subtle mix of the serious, fun and quirky. The overall feel is then completed with the contemporary design accentuated with tasteful and historic touches.
The lobby is furnished with textured wooden tables and ottomans, with, nature-inspired design featured in different areas and corners. Be enthralled as you enter the hotel and be greeted with quirky animal-shaped chairs (think Rooster and duck), framed-up seashells and photos of birds - pointing, it almost seems, to the building’s past life as a seafront property.
Steeped in the mantra of "Simplicity in Luxury" are Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s unique Loft Suites (17 units). The 30 – 38 sqm loft suite boasts a private living area on the ground level and an indulgent bedroom with a pair of Siamese daybeds on the mezzanine level. These cleverly-designed loft suites are ideal for not just leisure but also corporate travellers, providing comfortable abodes with leisure-enabling convenience.
For the ultimate indulgence, prepare to be enchanted by the uniqueness and authenticity of Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s Garden Suites (3 units). Each unit has a different South East Asian touch with different décor and ornaments to complement the overall feel. Of the three suites, each featuring an elegantly-appointed bedroom and a private garden, there are two Garden King Suites – one is Indonesian-inspired while the other takes on a Peranakan feel. The third Garden Suite, a Garden Lavish Suite, channels a beautiful Thai quality and boasts a built-in hydro bath.
As an urban sanctuary with a rhythm all its own, a great highlight of the hotel is 19 of its uniquely-designed Garden Rooms, featuring an airy patios decked with wood and lush vertical gardens. Enjoy relaxing under the sun at such patios in the comfort of your own rooms. Alternatively, hit the gymnasium for a morning workout or spend an hour or two at their cosy lounge on the ground floor if you are looking for a little space of your own.