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.