By 2023, national servicemen will be able to access all their National Service (NS)- and training-related activities in a one-stop centre.
The NS Hub just marked the start of construction in a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen recently.
With the NS Hub, national servicemen will no longer have to report to various camps across Singapore for different NS services.
The new NS Hub will house the Central Manpower Base (CMPB), Military Medicine Institute (MMI) and a new Fitness Conditioning Centre (FCC) to meet all the services that pre-enlistees and Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) need.
It will even include an e-Mart for NSmen to stock up on their combat boots and admin t-shirts!
Currently, pre-enlistees attend medical screening at CMPB at Depot Road, and head to MMI in Kent Ridge for other specialist medical services. NSmen take their Individual Physical Proficiency Tests (IPPTs) at various locations such as Maju Camp and Bedok Camp.
Once complete, the NS Hub will be directly accessible via an overhead bridge from Cashew MRT Station along Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Gone are the long queues to "book in", as national servicemen visiting the NS Hub will be able to register themselves at e-Kiosks equipped with facial recognition technology. They will also be able to perform digital transactions through the NS Hub visitor mobile app and receive personalised responses about their appointments. Such technology is expected to reduce the overall waiting time for medical screenings by 30 per cent!
IPPT will be made more convenient for servicemen. Without having to "book in" to camp, servicemen will be able to do automated In-Processing at the NS Hub’s FCC. They can then simply walk up to the gym for their IPPT Preparatory Training or head to the sheltered running track to take their IPPT. Facing the Rail Corridor, the FCC will be the Singapore Armed Forces’ first purpose-built, all-weather facility for IPPT and fitness training.
Not unlike SAFRA Clubhouses, the NS Hub may well become a go-to spot for national servicemen to relax with their family and friends. The hub will feature a wide range of amenities that are open to the public – these include a food court, a childcare center and an outdoor community area with a running track and football field. For those into live entertainment, the NS Hub will also house the Power 98 Love Songs and 88.3JIA radio stations where visitors can catch their favourite radio DJs live on air. There will also be studios for the public to catch performances.
Visitors to the new NS Hub will be glad to know that the building will make use of renewable energy – energy generated from its solar panels can power more than 110 4-room HDB units a year! The building will also adopt energy-saving solutions such as the use of natural ventilation and solar shades for cooling. The NS Hub will make use of rainwater harvesting to collect non-potable water for irrigation and other purposes.
Begin your morning in a lush sanctuary in the heart of Bukit Timah. Dunearn 386 is a rare freehold living sanctuary in District 11 with 35 exclusive units composed of 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom Compact, 2-Bedroom, 4-Bedroom and 5-Bedroom in a 5-storey block. The different choices of bedroom unit types caters to different lifestyles. Whether it's for the individual homeowner or a growing family, this is a freehold home that can accommodate the present and future needs, and offers a world of convenient with trendy lifestyle amenities in the exclusive Bukit Timah enclave.
The layout of the units is also designed to be pragmatic andexible, with the living area next to the dining area. This way, you can use the combined space however you want, according to your lifestyle and the way you like to live.
Delight in a world of convenient and trendy lifestyle amenities in the exclusive Bukit Timah enclave, from shopping to dining to meeting your everyday needs.
Royalgreen is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Sixth Avenue MRT Station is within 5 minutes’ walking distance, from there the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay Financial Centre, and Newton MRT Interchange are just a train ride away. By car, Orchard Road and the PIE are also readily reachable.
Translated to mean ‘by hand’ from Italian, Amano is a vibrant restaurant that serves a slice of modern Italian cuisine, handmade with heart.
Located at Namly Place, in the serene Bukit Timah neighbourhood, Amano is a social destination that offers diners an authentic taste of Italy. A lively buzz surrounds the busy kitchen, where pizzas are kneaded with passion and loaded with delicious toppings from creamy burrata cheese to spicy fennel sausage. Only meats sourced with heart make it to our kitchen: Prime grass-fed beef and lamb from New Zealand and Australia, USA duroc pork, and Norwegian Salmon.
All of Amano's dishes are designed to be shared, alongside a specially curated selection of Italian wines. From delicious food and excellent wine to a bustling atmosphere, dining at Amano promises to be a true Italian affair.
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
Located at 39 Ewe Boon Road, Juniper Hill by Allgreen Properties is nestled on higher ground within the exclusive Bukit Timah-Tanglin enclave. Within the freehold development, beautiful landscaped gardens across various levels create an elegant living experience immersed in nature.
Your home at Juniper Hill comes with complimentary concierge services* to ensure that your everyday needs are well taken care of. In addition, enjoy daily delivery of fresh bakes, laundry services, and assistance with hotel room bookings and F&B reservations from Shangri-La Hotel*
Some of Singapore’s most reputable schools are within 1 kilometre of Juniper Hill, including Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Raffles Girls’ School and St. Joseph’s Institution.
Juniper Hill is within walking distance to Stevens MRT Station, part of the Downtown Line and a future interchange for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line in 2021. From there, it is a direct and easy connection to the Central Business District and Marina Bay Sands.
The Source Bulk Foods at Cluny Court is the first Singapore branch of Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero-waste retailer. They carry a wide range of pantry staples, numbering over 350 products that include premium whole foods and treats, and packaging-free household products. The opening marks a step towards cultivating healthy lifestyles and building a healthier planet, right here on the little red dot!
Founded in 2012 in Byron Bay, Sydney, Australia, The Source Bulk Foods has established itself as a pioneer of sustainable living, promoting an ethos of zero packaging, as well as encouraging customers to buy and use only what is needed. The brand also prides itself in offering good old-fashioned service – shopping at The Source Bulk Foods is akin to dropping by a friendly neighbourhood grocer, where customers are received with a warm and genuine welcome.
Celebrating the opening, Rob Behennah, Master Franchisor of The Source Bulk Foods, Southeast Asia, shares, “We are incredibly excited to open Singapore’s very first The SourceBulk Foods store! We are as much about providing nutritious products as we are about embracing a zero waste goal, and creating a healthy community. Our passionate team looks forward to delivering wholesome food, nourishing families, and in doing so, take a hands-onapproach to nurturing our planet.”
The Source Bulk Foods encourages customers to bring along refillable bags, containers, or jars, as well as purchase as much or as little as needed. Franchise Partner, Sarah Widjaja, who is also a full-time Nutritionist, explains, “The Source Bulk Foods is revolutionising the way we shop. At every step of the way, suppliers, retailers, and customers can reduce their use of unnecessary packaging and single-use plastics. By buying only what is needed, we can alsominimise food waste.”
Shopping at The Source Bulk Foods is simple and fun, involving just three easy steps: grab a bag (or refill a jar), write the product code, and fill the bag with the desired amount of the chosen product. Customers then proceed to the cashier, where their groceries will be weighed, and payment can be made.
Visitors may browse the store’s affordable range of products, which have been carefully sourced and selected for quality, and which caters to vegan, paleo, organic, and gluten-free diets.
Stocked with plenty of ingredients for the kitchen, The Source Bulk Foods is every homecook’s dream! Pick from beans, grains, seeds, and flours, to herbs and spices, nuts; whether raw, insecticide-free, roasted, salted, or smoked, as well as a variety of cooking oils and condiments.
Currently in soft-launch phase and operating on a pay-as-you-wish concept until early August, Elixir Boutique Roasters is a local boutique coffee roaster and take lots of pride in every cup that they serve, from bean to bar.
For starters, they have a dark roast Melbourne-style blend and two Single-origin coffees in their hoppers. Swing by and order a fresh cuppa of aromatic brew.
You can savour Elixir’s house-roasted coffee, brunch and lunch menu for a price you deem it’s worth! They are placing the decision in your hands.
Colts Polo & Riding on Turf Club Road is a fun, family-friendly riding and polo school. They welcome riders of all ages to go there and learn the sport of the kings!
Their proven school horses and HPA-qualified instructors will take you through the basics of riding to playing the sport in a safe and fun atmosphere.
In collaboration with Paisano Polo Academy, they coach new-to-sport and experienced riders (children and adults) for polo riding and polo as a sport.
They place great efforts in teaching their students to understand the horses they ride, what makes them be better at what they do, and what happens in between the time they are not riding.
For their riding lessons and riding/polo camps, they will have their students spend their off-the-horse time learning the fundamentals of horse care, grooming, feeding and exercising. Read more about the Colts Polo & Riding here.
Cashew Green is a home designed to bring nature in. Redefine your living spaces with an internal courtyard and elevated terrace garden with this 999-leasehold terrace house project by Far East Organization.
Every residence at Cashew Green is thoughtfully designed to blur the boundaries between the internal and external spaces. Creating a unique garden environment, seamlessly taking the beauty of nature right inside your home, Cashew Green offers you luxurious living spaces. A majority of the residences are composed of a basement, three-storeys of living space and an attic. The basement boasts of a car porch that can fit 2 cars and even a tandem lot for your third car.
Imagine a world that gives you the privilege of waking up every day to the soothing embrace of nature – Cashew Green. Nestled in an exclusive and prestigious enclave surrounded by many Good Class Bungalows, Cashew Green is set within the vicinity of Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, which contains some of the country’s richest forests when it comes to biodiversity.
Live within minutes from the Downtown Line which includes the Cashew MRT Station and Bukit Panjang MRT Station. Enjoy the many delightful restaurants, charming cafes and great shopping finds that await you in HillV2, The Rail Mall, Junction 10 and Bukit Panjang Plaza. Be it groceries, your afternoon latte or a good book, convenience is never out of reach.
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.
Another great new craft beer joint for us to enjoy special brews; Orh Gao Taproom at Serene Centre celebrates our local coffee shop heritage and also aspires to relive the heartwarming ‘kampung’ atmosphere & the neighbourly vibes.
Starting and ending your day with a toast, Orh Gao Taproom transforms from a traditional lively coffee shop in the day to a cosy bar in the evening. Orh Gao Taproom offers an extensive menu of craft beers on taps and all-time local favourites.
Exquisite and elegant, the articulated façade of Daintree Residence is a stunning composition that is naturally sophisticated. Showcasing the rippling effect of a stone quarry's vertical topography, the artfully contoured façade gracefully sprouts into lush natural surroundings of Rainforest and Valley that seamlessly integrate and pushes the boundary of design. While form and function efficaciously captivate an extraordinary identity, the panoramic Treetop walk offers a truly unique experience.
Five storeys in height with just 327 exclusively well-appointed apartments, every resident shall luxe in the abundance of lifestyle facilities to pamper their every needs.
Come home to the lush side of life at Daintree Residence.
Fourth Avenue Residences by Allgreen Properties Limited is a collection of 476 exclusive homes nestled amidst lush greenery and bungalow areas in the prime district 10 of Singapore. It is served by Sixth Avenue MRT Station at its doorstep and surrounded by prestigious schools.
From Fourth Avenue Residences, you are connected to the rest of the island via major expressways. Sixth Avenue MRT Station is right at the doorstep of Fourth Avenue Residences. Residents will enjoy a direct covered linkway to the station.
Fourth Avenue Residences is the perfect canvas to express your personal taste and lifestyle. Ranging from 1 to 4-bedroom, every unit has a practical layout that is flexible enough to accommodate your changing needs.
Standing tall amid a verdant enclave, Whistler Grand by CDL is an elevated invitation to adopt the pace of nature. Set within the West Coast precinct, its distinctive 36-storey double towers open up to views of Pandan Reservoir and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Lined with glass windows, an accented grey curtain wall cascades down the architecture facade trimmed by contemporary textured design. It’s the perfect setting to experience all of life’s refinements whilst staying connected.
Whistler Grand is a modern oasis set in close proximity to Jurong Lake District – Singapore’s largest commercial hub outside city centre. Enjoy endless shopping and dining options with JEM, Westgate and IMM nearby and live close to many established schools such as Nan Hua Primary School (located within 1km), Ngee Ann Polytechnic and National University of Singapore. Above all, the upcoming Pandan Reservoir MRT along with the future Jurong Region MRT Line and Cross Island MRT Line will soon provide residents with seamless travel around the island.
With over 60 leisure facilities spread across six clubs, you can put sheer pleasure at the top of your daily agenda.
Plunge into the impressive Lap Pool at the Wellness Club or head out to the teepee tents at the Glamping Garden within the Leisure Club to wind down your evening. Let your young ones scale new heights at the Adventure Club, where a Climbing Wall, Aqua Flying Fox and an Aqua Course specially designed for kids will keep them entertained.
Experience higher-level living at the Sky Club on level 24, where their landscaped lounge, sky dining and terrace spaces open up a world of possibilities. Be among stars at the Star Club on level 30, a dedicated astronomy observation deck that lets you gaze into the night sky.
Indoor axe throwing is the new sport in town! It is both a recreation and competitive sport where there are score points based on where you stick the axe in the target board. Think darts, but bigger and better! With the opening of Singapore's first and only axe throwing range, Axe Factor at Turf City, you can now hurl axes in a safe and controlled environment.
Feeling stressed out? Vent your frustrations by hurling axes onto a target board 14 feet away! Whether you’re visiting Axe Factor with friends or alone, axe throwing will prove to be a unique and fun-filled activity.
Axe Factor caters to every occasion you can think of. So, make a booking and throw some hatchets!
Located in the heart of Binjai Park, LINO is your new contemporary, Italian-inspired restaurant.
The LINO menu created by their executive chef, Shaufi Yusof, utilises classic cooking techniques with seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients.
The name LINO comes from the word linen, which is used to cover pizza dough as it leavens – a traditional method that helps the dough naturally ferment without interference. Their food is rooted in this same philosophy of utilising classic cooking techniques that allow flavours to develop naturally and honestly, delivering an experience that warms the heart and touches the soul.
They specialise in fresh, handmade pizza, pasta & small plates and also offer a unique beverage program focused on wine, craft beers, artisanal cocktails, digestifs, and coffee.
LINO is your go-to Italian restaurant that provides a casual yet elegant dining experience with both indoor and al fresco seating.
Mayfair in London borders leafy Hyde Park and is an upscale district of elegant Georgian townhouses. Mayfair Gardens' architectural flare is an understated expression of this timeless and exquisite beauty.
The design philosophy of the development was to seek the perfect balance between the old and the new. The exquisite flavour of Mayfair London is now brought to life in prime Bukit Timah precinct. The idea of vintage luxury complements the essence of urban living for the discerning few.
At a highly desirable neighbourhood, you own the exclusive living experience. Enjoy the convenience of Mayfair Gardens' prime location wherever you go from your exclusive sanctuary.
A green corridor adjacent to the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal (between Holland Green and Holland Plain) is now open.
Reaching almost 1km in length, this green corridor features rain gardens, vegetated swales, and wetland systems. The diverse native plants and forest tree species provide a conducive environment for flora and fauna including the Grey Heron, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Malayan Water Monitor and many dragonflies.
The green corridor runs along Holland Plain and you can get there via Holland Road or Holland Link.
Mont Botanik Residence is a freehold condominium nestled within close proximity to the lush greenery of Bukit Batok. Host to 108 exclusive units, the residence is designed with the occupant in mind, someone who is looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced city, to seeking solace in the tranquillity and serenity of an urban green oasis.
The architectural plan features 2 distinct blocks linked together by a series of communal sky gardens, providing green relief for residences wherever possible. These informal spaces encourage spontaneity and informal social gatherings, displaying zest and energy culminated through the architecture.
The formal drop off, generously landscaped with layers of trees and plants, humbly welcomes residents and guest. From the warmth exuding from the family pods to the chatter of activities in the clubhouse, the sense of familiarity that comes with a cosy residence is an unquantifiable lifestyle experience that detached urbanites yearn for.
Nestled in the green leafy suburb of Greenwood, Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers is an intimate 30-seater restaurant with outdoor seating and it is also child & dog friendly. Take the opportunity to sit at the bar to watch their chefs create your favourite burger in the open kitchen.
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers serves up honest burgers, where simplicity is key, where burgers are made from real bread and filled with wholesome good quality ingredients.
The Asana - a luxurious urban sanctuary consisting of 48 exclusive apartments in Singapore's most exclusive neighbourhood is developed by Aurum Land (Private) Limited, winner of Best Boutique Developer (Singapore) 2015.
Derived from a desire to provide the perfect balance between life and lifestyle, The Asana's one, two and three-bedroom freehold apartments have been carefully crafted to offer residents a sense of tranquillity and an atmosphere of serenity away from the outside world.
The clever use of space and light, a luxurious palette of black and gold, the finest materials along with superior craftsmanship means to come home to The Asana is to truly come home.
Bukit Timah has long been one of Singapore's most desirable residential neighbourhoods and The Asana is perfectly positioned just a short walk away from Botanic Gardens MRT, swiftly connecting you with Orchard Road, The City and the rest of the island on the Circle and Downtown Lines.
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
Founded six years ago at McCallum Street, homegrown brand SPRMRKT was the pioneer of multi-concept experiences in a singular space. It was the go-to place for the food- and arts- savvy cosmopolite and one which provided daily inspiration in necessary but simple ways by melding the enjoyments of dining, discovering and experiencing – a rethinking of nourishment and consumption.
SPRMRKT has relocated to the charming Bukit Timah neighbourhood at Cluny Court. At this quaint locale, SPRMRKT stays true to this philosophy of inspiring daily life through thoughtful dining (simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours), arts and lifestyle programmes, with an introduction of a new bi-weekly activity – hands-on cooking classes conducted by Chef-Owner Joseph Yeo.
Founded by Singaporeans Sue-Shan Quek and Joseph Yeo, SPRMRKT is a unique culinary-cultural concept that merges F&B, retail and art into a single, yet multi-faceted, experience. The homegrown brand operates 3 venues for a lifestyle-oriented following and neighbouring residents. SPRMRKT (Cluny Court) focuses on simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours. At Robertson Quay, SPRMRKT Daily is a lifestyle and dining riverside destination with casual all-day offerings and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar is an ideal catering and private events space dedicated to hospitality and transformative experiences. Integral to the eateries are a retail space featuring thoughtfully curated, high-quality artisanal merchandise emphasising local and regional sources, and a space for contemporary art.
Regular and new diners can expect a menu of simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours, derived from Chef-Owner Joseph Yeo’s roots as a Singaporean with Indonesian heritage and his training in modern European cuisine.
Fuel up with a selection of SPRGRN Bowls brimming with healthful ingredients like the Acai, Pili Nuts & Overnight Oats Bowl, Asian Bean Bowl with brown rice, tempeh, French beans and tofu braised in savoury Kecap Manis and a sous vide egg, as well as the Slow-Braised Pork & Goji Berry Bowl featuring slow-braised pork with miso, bean curd skin & wolf berries.
All-day breakfast favourites such the toothsome SPRMRKT BRKFST, Oven-Baked Eggs and Avocado On Toast make a delightful meal at anytime of the day, while the quintessential eggs florentine is given a light makeover with scrumptious housemade organic quinoa cakes.
Dinner takes on a separate menu highlighting Salt-Baked Beetroot with Anchovies, Smoked Snapper slow-cooked in preserved soy bean, Slow-Roasted Soto Chicken Thigh, 600g Grilled Bone-In Ribeye with Sarawak Peppercorn sauce and Salted Egg Bernaise.
Weekend brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays.
An enticing cocktail selection has been curated for day-drinking, and more so at leisurely weekend brunch gatherings. To quench and delight is the order of the day with refreshing, tropical or piquant ingredients so there can never be “one too many”. Upping the fun factor are the Spiked Milkshakes in variations of mocha, peanut butter as well as cookies & cream, with non-alcoholic options to choose from.
Envisioned as a place for communal life, SPRMRKT is delighted to host the neighbourhood at their new series of bi-weekly hands-on cooking classes, held within the restaurant at the open-concept, ‘social kitchen’. These will be launched from June 2018 onwards.
SPRMRKT retains its thoughtfully curated, artisanal collection that emphasises local and regional producers who share their values and aspirations – often family-run with deep traditional and/or artisanal roots. Merchandise includes fresh produce, food products, beauty, wellness, household and design-related items.
For some children, learning just needs to be a little different.
At Bright Path Preschool, they believe that every child can and should be successful in their own right. Harnessing over 30 years of global experience in early childhood education, Busy Bees Group has developed a new, high-quality and inclusive preschool and care programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old.
Bright Path pairs Busy Bees' extensive early childhood experience with early intervention techniques.
Their advisory team comprising John Woodward and Margaret Randles (founding members of Busy Bees) and Dr Diana Lea Baranovich (Associate Professor, Department Of Educational Psychology And Counselling, University of Malaya) have decades of experience working with children on their developmental milestones.
Also, leading their team, Centre Director and Psychologist, Angelin Chua, who has more than ten years’ clinical experience in Australasia, is committed to pushing the boundaries of inclusive preschool education through a tailored programme for every child.
An establishment by EagleWings (a popular luxury yacht charter in Singapore), nautical-themed cafe & bar EagleWings Loft features a cosy yet sophisticated ambience that is perfect for a weekend family brunch or any typical work-week meal.
On the menu: Foie Gras w/Duck Rillete, Truffle Blackbeard, Marco Polo Creamoso, Lobster Submarine, Chicken Diavola and more.
A flagship landed development by CapitaLand, Victoria Park Villas is an exclusive and prestigious landed development in the prime District 10 offering 106 semi-detached houses and three distinctive bungalows.
Victoria Park Villas is designed by not just one, but three independent architects, led by master architect Mok Wei Wei from the renowned firm W Architects.
This unique arrangement ensures diversity as well as coherence in design, leading Victoria Park Villas a stunning, sophisticated appeal. Every detail is relentlessly pursued, combining liveability and luxury. This is where beauty. the greater promises of life - and you - can truly call home.
Sitting on a 403,000 square feet site at the junction of Coronation Road and Victoria Park Road, Victoria Park Villas' landed houses are perched on elevated land along Victoria Park Road within the Good Class Bungalow neighbourhood. To be completed in 2018, Victoria Park Villas presents a keenly awaited opportunity for homebuyers to own a brand new home in one of the most sought after addresses in Singapore.
Victoria Park Villas is about a 10-minute walk from Farrer Road and Tan Kah Kee MRT stations, surrounded by myriad dining, recreational and retail options in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, ION Orchard, Coronation Shopping Plaza, and Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is also a 10-minute drive to Singapore’s world-renowned Orchard Road shopping belt and the Central Financial District.
It is also surrounded by reputable schools including Nanyang Primary School, Raffles Girls Primary School, St Margaret’s Secondary School, Hwa Chong Institution, Anglo-Chinese School International, National Junior College and the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus.
Open for public use since 12 July, the 400m Rail Corridor Test Track is located between Choa Chu Kang Road & Upper Bukit Timah Road and features a 100m stretch of glow-in-the-dark section.
The test track will undergo a two-year trial to determine the best surface material for use that will make the Corridor safer and more accessible. Government agencies will evaluate the durability of the materials and gather feedback from the public.
Four different surface materials each take up a 100m stretch: fine gravel, grass and gravel, earth-coloured porous concrete, and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate minerals, which absorb ultraviolet light during the day and cause the track to emit a soft glow at night.
Ever tried banana with coffee? Asia’s first affogato bar, The Affogato Bar will offer you that combination with their 'Banana Ramble'. It comes with fresh bananas and banana cake paired with aromatic double-espresso shots from Dimattima (a household name in Melbourne’s coffee scene).
What exactly is affogato? It is commonly explained as an Italian dessert consisting of ice cream topped with shot/shots of espresso coffee. This cosy cafe tucked within Bukit Timah’s quiet Cluny Court offers five different Affogatos.
Enjoy their hand-rolled bagel sandwiches too. Their newest addition is the Toasted Black & White Sesame Bagel with New Zealand Smoked King Salmon.
From the people behind Sogurt, KARA Café & Dessert Bar is a welcoming space for warm encounters at Bukit Timah. As you step through the door arches, you enter a world of tropical foliage and imaginary creatures of art and begin a gastronomic journey of unusual taste pairings with savoury and sweet creations lovingly created by their handpicked chef partners.
KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar serves a lovingly created menu of comfort food: savoury grain bowls, grilled cheese toasties and artisanal soft-serve desserts - each featuring unusual flavour pairings.
Introducing a sanctuary of alluring contrasts: The Creek @ Bukit is ensconced in the heart of nature, yet intimately linked to all the conveniences of life.
Located just off iconic Bukit Timah Road with easy access to the PIE and BKE, it puts you in the centre of all that Singapore has to offer.
The Creek @ Bukit sits at the highest point of the entire estate and offers great views of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Singapore city skyline.
You can select from a stunning range of luxurious SOHO-Style units, Maisonettes and Penthouses. Typical units enjoy 3.6m floor to floor heights, and selected units boast 5m heights, providing stylish loft design residences that expand the usable space at your disposal.
Maisonettes can also be uniquely customised to create a home like no other. Commanding an elevated position amidst a low-rise district, residents in The Creek @ Bukit can enjoy pleasant views every day.
Following a year-long revamp by the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), Former Ford Factory now houses the Japanese Occupation exhibition which recounts the events and memories surrounding the British surrender, and the Japanese occupation of Singapore, and outlines the legacies of war.
Through oral history accounts, archival records and published material that tell the story of the period, this exhibition highlights the diverse experiences of people during the crucial time at then in our history.
The gallery now features four zones, each illustrating different periods of Singapore’s time under the Japanese Occupation. It has many new archival materials like letters, war artefacts and maps which were donated by members of the public after the NAS made a call for contributions last year.
Children deserve places of learning and play which invoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, connection and discovery. An educational space alive with the magic of the natural world, a world of sensorial opportunity - A Living World!
Hidden from the bustling city and nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, the 37,500 square feet sanctuary of Little Paddington Preschool & Infant Care opens its doors to all parents and children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Designed by educational specialists, the school’s innovative environment comprises a beautiful blend of extensive outdoor ateliers and purposefully built indoor facilities that engage children in meaningful learning experiences.
There are also 3 specialized ateliers at the campus to make learning fun for the children. The Science Atelier, where your child is taken on a journey of engineering and inventions, investigating the sciences through guided explorations in the settings of children's laboratory. The United Nations Atelier, is with a global exploratory corner where your child engages in project based learning as the school gather arts, crafts, food and educational items of different regions for them to examine. The Arts Atelier, with arts corners that emphasize on the correlation of music, arts and dramatic play to combine deliverables for early learnings.
Acqua E Farina's co-founders and executive chefs, Roberto Galbiati and Antonio Manetto, bring their warm smiles and tried-and-tested recipes from their hometowns to their newly opened Italian restaurant at The Rail Mall.
The pizzas are mainly Neapolitan-style with a small section for Sicilian-style barca or boat pizzas, perhaps not surprising as they are under the charge of chef Antonio who was born and bred in a small town near Naples and who grew up eating the pizza he later trained to make.
Pastas at Acqua e Farina are an exploration of the different gastronomic expressions of North and South Italy. For example, the Linguine ai Frutti di Mare is a very typical Southern-style seafood pasta: the tomato base is gently simmered with seafood such as prawns and squid so that it takes on the flavours of the sea while retaining the tangy fruitiness of the tomatoes. The Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia takes a very different approach. It is a typical Northern-style seafood pasta which looks rich and almost intimidating on the plate but draws out hearty flavours that feels almost earthy if it weren’t for the scent of the ocean that lingers on the palate.
Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Visitors will see an astonishing variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate.
This 163-ha reserve includes Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 m and retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.
Home to around 40% of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature. Some of these flora and fauna species include the Shorea curtisii, Red Dhup (Parishia insignis), Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) and Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus).
Robin Residences is a freehold condominium strategically located on Bukit Timah in District 10. There are only 134 exclusive and luxurious units in this development ranging from 1 bedroom to penthouse. It sits on a combination of three former developments namely One Robin Drive, Robin Court and Robin Star.
When you arrive at 7 Robin Drive, Robin Residences, you will immediately be enticed by the sleek and modern avant-garde architecture. Units are efficiently-spaced and the interior comes with high quality branded fittings. Step into the luxurious embrace of Robin Residences, a Low-Rise, Low-Density develoment in an upscale residential enclave.
Serve by Downtown line & Thomson line, Robin Residences is just minutes walk or about 250 metres to the upcoming Stevens MRT station which will be completed in 2016.
Driving to Orchard Road, Singapore's premier Shopping belt, is just minutes away. There are many prestigious private clubs nearby too namely: Premier Club, The Pines Club, the Raffles Town Club, the Hollandse Club, Royal Tanglin Golf Course and just a little further, Singapore Island Country Club.
For residents with children, it is within 1 kilometre from reputable schools such as Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. There are many International schools within reach like St. Joseph’s Institute International, San Yu Adventist School, Chinese International School and ISS International School (Preston Campus).
To commute to other parts of Singapore, PIE and other highways are just minutes away from Robin Residences.
Nestled within the prestigious Bukit Timah residential precinct, The Siena is within an area of lush greenery, upmarket residential developments, quaint shophouses, great dining options and numerous good local and international schools as well as expatriate clubs.
Just a stone’s throw away, residents can embrace 74 hectares of lush exotic greenery due to its close proximity to Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Gardens offer a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and an urban oasis of tranquility.
Nature lovers have much to cheer as the ‘Green Belt of Singapore’ offers nature parks, reserves and reservoirs worth exploring. Residents can walk along the nature trail or enjoy a hike at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, soak in the scenery or take a leisure walk along the Village Trail that leads to MacRitchie Reservoir.
Foreign clubs in the area include the British Club, the Swiss Club, the Singapore Island Country Club, the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and the Raffles Town Club. Come mid-2016, Bukit Timah will be served by Downtown MRT line, connecting residents to the Central Business District and Marina Bay area.
Tel: +65 61001880 , 61002880 or Email: Enquiries@the-siena.com.sg
The first JYSK store in Singapore (occupying 9,000 sq.ft. at the new Courts Bukit Timah store) opened its doors recently, with plans to open another 20 in the country within the next five years!
JYSK, is an international retail chain from Denmark (with more than 2,200 stores across the world) that sells home necessities within the sleeping and living categories.
JYSK in Singapore is operated through a franchise deal between JYSK and the furniture and electrical goods retailer Courts. Offering JYSK products means that Courts can expand its offers to its customers within interior design from now on.
Singapore became JYSK’s 39th country to open a store in where the first outlet stocks about 1000 furniture and home wares items, designed in the popular minimalist Scandinavian style.
Despite being Denmark’s largest international retailer, its Asian presence had been limited to China and Indonesia, where it trades under the JYSK Nordic brand.
A new art gallery will open in Singapore in October 1. Miaja Gallery will occupy the ground floor space of a renovated shophouse in Bukit Timah, and is setting out to offer a mix of contemporary art with innovative design pieces, created in limited editions in collaboration with artists and artisans.
For Isabelle Miaja, the gallery is a natural evolution for the MIAJA Design Group she set up over 20 years ago. The interior design firm is behind projects like Sofitel So in Singapore, Pullman Central Park in Jakarta, and Sofitel in Mumbai, but now Miaja wants to bring her ideas to individuals as well.
While the gallery will occupy the ground floor, the upper floor will be Miaja’s design office, relocating there from Orchard Road.
Greenwood Mews is a showcase of luxurious cluster homes nestled in the prestigious Greenwood enclave of Bukit Timah.
Greenwood Mews is located at the city-fringe and at the same time, is close to nature’s tranquility with Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at a stone’s throw away. Over the years, the Greenwood Avenue has transformed into a notable dining attraction. Tucked in a quiet corner off Dunearn Road, it offers clusters of unique restaurants and cafes serving both local and international mix of cuisines, which promise to delight every gourmand.
Greenwood Mews’ expansive waterways are an iconic feature. The spa-themed cabanas and resort-style gazebos alongside the unique landscaped pool create a holiday environment that truly feels removed from Singapore.
A home reserved only for the privileged few, it melds style and comfort by offering a spacious living environment. Aside from the roof terrace and basement car park, there is also a wet and dry kitchen with state-of-the-art fixtures from Kuppersbusch and Axor Starck X.
Entry to the barbecue pavilion, children’s playground and gymnasium is also part of the thoughtful design in order to provide you with effortless convenience. For an intimate experience, have a cosy pool-side gathering with family and friends at the dining pavilions that come equipped with kitchen amenities.
Shelter in the Woods is a traditional rotisserie restaurant single-mindedly devoted to superb food, fine wine and good company. Located in the quiet suburbs of Bukit Timah, it offers family warmth and classic European rustic food underpinned by refined flavours and expert technique.
The man behind this amazing cuisine is Consultant Chef Masashi Horiuchi, who brings to the table a combination of decades-long experience in Michelin restaurants across Europe, with native precision, discipline and systematic consistency.
With Singapore as the backdrop, Unravel presents a series of real-life escape rooms, inspired by local urban legends and iconic landmarks. Woven together with a compelling storyline, Unravel puts you in the shoes of a team of private detectives, working together with the main protagonist, Kai, as he embarks on a journey to crack some of the most baffling mysteries.
Consisting of four unique experiences, you have the opportunity to take the road down memory lane with rooms themed after the former Changi Hospital, the old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah, the classic Dragon playground and the now defunct Fort Pasir Panjang. Whilst immersed in these settings, you will have to rely on a combination of wits, lateral thinking, courage and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and unravel the secrets behind each story in order to escape from the locked room within 60 minutes.
Conceptualized by a team of Singaporeans looking to take real-life escape rooms to the next level, Unravel features original, exciting content and in a first for escape rooms in Singapore, a competitive gameplay element where teams can strategize against one another as they attempt to escape in the fastest time possible.
Providing a hint of nostalgia, a 14 metre long mural wall with landmarks from the yesteryears of Singapore lines Unravel’s store front and gives a chronological narration of Singapore’s colorful past. Key highlights include the now-demolished National Theatre, Capitol Theatre and Har Par Villa.