Middleton International School (MIS) is opening a third campus MIS West Coast in February 2022 to offer more families access to high-quality international education without breaking the bank.
Part of the EtonHouse International Education Group, Middleton started its first campus in Upper Bukit Timah in 2017 in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools among expatriate parents. In May 2018, it opened its second campus in Tampines to offer a through train pathway for families from early years to high school. Both campuses soon reached full capacity and currently have a waitlist at most levels. The Middleton brand has also expanded into Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
The third campus, Middleton West Coast, is conveniently located next to Haw Par Villa MRT station. Occupying three levels at 20 Harbour Drive, this new campus has a capacity of more than 500 students, catering to learners from Nursery 2 to Grade 5 (3 to 11 years). Fees are below $20,000 a year, excluding GST, which is far lesser than the S$2,500 average monthly fee at international schools in Singapore.
At OWIS Suntec your child will benefit from a personalised education in a kind and multicultural environment.
The OWIS Suntec Campus is in close proximity to Singapore’s green and sustainable urban initiatives and provides children with an experiential learning environment. Our young learners will have ample opportunities to visit spaces such as Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum and the Marina Barrage which capture the essence of Singapore, encouraging the students to grow and learn with enthusiasm.
They empower teir students to learn and grow. Every student enjoys a hands-on, world-class education that is tailored to meet their complex needs. They provide them with the room and space they need to become the best version of themselves.
Moderate class sizes in extensive and flexible classroom layouts foster exploration, communication and collaboration. They have thoughtfully designed their world class spaces to optimise learning outcomes including dedicated outdoor classrooms, as well as spaces for music, mandarin, physical education and the performing arts.
The newly revamped Changi Chapel & Museum (CCM) features new content and artefacts presented in an intimate and engaging format to tell the story of the prisoners of war and civilians interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation. As part of the revamp, the National Museum of Singapore which manages CCM has been collecting stories and personal objects from families of former internees that emphasise their personal experiences. The museum’s narrative is centred on remembrance and reflection, encouraging visitors to contemplate both the hardships that the internees underwent, as well as their courage and resilience in the face of difficulties.
This chapel is modelled after St George’s Church, one of the numerous churches built by the prisoners of war (POWs) in Changi during their internment. It was started by Reverend Eric Cordingly, who presided over it for the rest of the war. The furnishings for the church were painstakingly handcrafted or scavenged by the POWs.
As the POWs were moved across Singapore and Thailand, St George’s Church moved with them. A second version of the church was built at Kanchanaburi when POWs were sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway, and two more versions were rebuilt at Changi Gaol by the returning POWs. In all of its iterations, the church continued to provide hope and comfort to the men who attended its services.
The new Decathlon at The Centrepoint is a modern and innovative store that caters to sports-loving, tech-savvy customers.
Customers at Decathlon's new Orchard branch will be able to experience VR technologies simulating camping outdoors, or pay for a product from anywhere in the store using the new Decathlon App – that's right, no queueing required!
If you’re looking for an Early Childhood education programme to jump-start your child’s lifelong love of learning, be sure to check out One World International School, the fastest-growing international school in Singapore.
One World International School's recently-opened East Coast Campus is located on Mountbatten Road.
Their Early Years Programme, underpinned with the English National Curriculum and based on an inquiry led, play-based learning approach, is specifically tailored for children 3 to 6 years of age.
At all OWIS campuses, students receive individualised learning as they discover personal interests and pursue unique paths of inquiry.
They emphasise a kindness-driven learning place, where they teach their children to be compassionate, empathetic, tolerant and humble.
Their students grow into well-rounded 21-century citizens prepared to lead a world where acceptance is key to establishing a healthy and productive global-view.
Your child will acquire real-life social skills as they learn from role-playing games. They provide a safe place where, through self-esteem and confidence, they learn to take measured risks to reach their full potential.
The Ngee Ann Kongsi donated S$50 million to LASALLE College of the Arts – their largest-ever, single donation to date – to develop a new building for the College.
The new 12-storey building will be named The Ngee Ann Kongsi Building. It will be built on a plot of land earmarked for LASALLE, adjacent to the existing campus on McNally Street and connected to Rochor MRT station. The new unified campus is envisioned to have a glass façade that opens into the vibrant thoroughfare of Rochor Canal Road. The announcement of the new building caps off a memorable year for LASALLE, which saw the College receive its second consecutive EduTrust Star, Singapore’s highest mark of quality for a private education institution.
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Building will house an upgraded library to hold a larger collection of books and other arts resources, film and TV studio facilities and a music recital hall that will present free concerts for members of the public. There will be new galleries on the ground floor to reach out to the community as well as specialist and flexible spaces to meet future learning and teaching needs. The public can also look forward to facilities for a wide array of Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes for professional and personal development.
Their new campus will allow the school to better cater to the holistic development of their students and engagement of the community. This will be achieved through features that facilitate innovative thinking and learning of socio-emotional competencies and interpersonal skill.
In moving to the Braddell/Toa Payoh area, they will also partner the neighbouring primary schools and Volunteer Welfare Organisations (VWOs) for service learning.
As part of the Ministry of Education’s continuing efforts to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Pathlight School will operate a second permanent campus in Tampines from January 2023. This was announced by Second Minister for Education, Ms Indranee Rajah, during her visit to Pathlight Campus 1, where she also recently officiated the opening of its inclusive worksite.
Established by the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Pathlight is a government-funded Special Education (SPED) school, which offers the national curriculum to students with moderate-to-severe SEN, and students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To address the growing demand from students with ASD who are able to access the national curriculum, the new Campus 2 will provide about 500 additional primary level school places.
The new purpose-built campus will be located at the site of the former East View Primary School at Tampines Street 91. The site was selected based on the geographical distribution of Pathlight’s current demand, and the site’s close proximity to mainstream schools such as Junyuan Primary School and St Hilda’s Primary School. Such physical proximity will enhance opportunities for interaction through joint activities, between Pathlight students and their peers in mainstream schools.
To support learning for Pathlight students, the new Campus 2 will have infrastructure provisions similar to mainstream primary schools, plus specialised facilities to cater to the needs of students with ASD. These include an Indoor Sports Hall, a daily living skills room, and therapy rooms.
Currently, Pathlight has two campuses, with about 1,400 primary, secondary and vocational track students. The interim Campus 2 will continue to serve its students when the new Campus 2 starts operation in January 2023.
MOE will continue to monitor and review the demand for SPED school places, and will work with Social Service Agencies to provide sufficient capacity to cater to the needs of specific student profiles. Please refer to the Annex for more information on MOE’s ongoing efforts to meet demand for places in SPED schools.
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.
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.
A new style of family life is here. The newly-opened Maggie & Rose on Dempsey Road is the most brilliant Family Members’ Club and Play & Learn drop-off Programme! The original club was dreamt up back in 2006, in the heart of London. Since then, the Maggie & Rose family has gone global with hip hangouts in London, Hong Kong and China; it’s THE home away from home for families to eat, play and learn together.
It’s been a long journey creating the ultimate family destination for little ones and grown-ups to enjoy, but now, that Maggie & Rose magic has landed on Singapore’s shores.
Get in touch, drop by and join them to become part of their awesome Maggie & Rose family!
Nexus International School is honoured to have been chosen by the government of Singapore to be a major part of maintaining the city state’s position as a global leader in education. Their new site on Aljunied Road, which is scheduled to be ready for opening in 2020, will be Singapore’s latest state-of-the-art international school and will be the flagship Nexus campus.
This project represents an investment of more than S$232m for Taylor’s Education Group (TEG), owners of Nexus International School (Singapore). Mr BK Gan, President of Taylor’s Schools, released details of the exciting development and stated “the new Nexus International School (Singapore) at Aljunied will be the culmination of a vision formed in 2007 within TEG to provide a world-class holistic education through the Nexus brand. We are delighted with the success of Nexus in Singapore, which is a testament to our dedicated and expert staff, our supportive parents and our wonderful learners.”
The new Nexus campus will have a capacity of 2,000 students, up from the current site capacity of 1,200 at Ulu Pandan. It will boast cutting-edge modern facilities with a strong environmental focus, an Innovation Hub, flexible learning spaces, numerous play areas, a large capacity theatre, music recording rooms, a state of the art sports field, a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium and fitness centre. The site has been designed by renowned international architects Broadway Malyan who have produced a stunning architectural vision that embodies the ethos and values of the school, offers quality design, and which is also sensitive to local customs and culture.
NUCOHS will enable the National University of Singapore Faculty of Dentistry and NUH’s University Dental Cluster to operate within NUHS under an academic health centre governance model with the objective of transforming oral health in Singapore and nurturing the next generation of oral health professionals.
The new Centre will be equipped with patient-centric facilities to manage the oral health needs of elderly patients, as well as those with special needs and co-existing medical conditions rendering routine dental treatment that are more complex.
Dentistry undergraduates can also look forward to more extensive and exciting use of innovative educational technology to complement the conventional methods of training and education.
Hong Kong-based co-working outfit Campfire Collaborative Spaces announced that it has leased all 16 floors at 139 Cecil Street and is creating a multi-industry focused hub at this address.
The site is currently an 11-storey building undergoing major renovation to add five more floors, which Campfire said includes a roof terrace with an "industry-first sky pool, rooftop bar, outdoor dining area and cabanas" for members.
Upon completion in the third quarter of 2019, its 85,000 square feet of space will make it Campfire's largest site globally. Campfire was founded two and a half years ago, and now has 20 co-working sites across four countries occupying over 580,000 sq ft.
Borussia Academy, is a new and exciting football program for boys & girls aged between 4 - 18 years and is based at the new state of the art GESS campus at Dairy Farm Road (Bukit Panjang). The Academy is created in partnership with well known Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and is internationally known for its excellent youth development programs.
The Borussia Academy Singapore is a community program open to the wider public in Singapore. They cater for children of all abilities from beginners to advanced. They also offer multiple training options throughout the week including their specialty goalkeeping and ball mastery programs.
Their players are given the opportunity to compete in the Unity Football League (UFL), in international tournaments, including trips to Germany. The training program is lead by a Head Coach sent from the Borussia Academy in Moenchengladbach, which has been awarded the Certification of Excellence by the German FA. Borussia is famous for conducting one of the best youth development programs in Germany.
The Yard Dempsey is a state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre at Loewen Road which offers programmes for kids ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
Surrounded by a wide variety of food, activity and educational options, The Yard Dempsey aims to add a new flavour to the already bustling community at Dempsey. Programs at Dempsey are aimed at the younger age frame with classes from parent accompanied GymTots to the independent Kinder and JuniorGym levels.
With an emphasis on fun and fitness, their recreational gymnasts are encouraged to achieve a personal-level of success in skill-development and an enjoyment of gymnastics.
The Yard's 1st facility started in 2016 at Science Centre Road. You can read about it here.
Wander up the side entrance of Meat Smith at Little India and you'll find a little bar known as 'Rogue Trader'.
With colonial Indian accents, this sophisticated gem welcomes thirsty travellers and restaurant patrons alike. Think tea time and tonics, think adventure tales and spice trade; all while embracing the ingredients readily available in the area.
The Mobilisation and Equipping Centre (MEC) in Selarang Camp houses everything that an NS unit needs to be ready for operations within hours of being recalled.
The use of automation reduces wait-times for NSmen. In addition, the Selarang MEC has humidity controlled storage facilities which ensure that equipment are well-maintained and ready for use.
At MEC, NSmen will use the self-service kiosks for in-processing and out-processing. All they have to do is scan their identification cards and they will be given their mobilisation slips with the equipping details. Read more about the reporting prcoess here.
Selarang MEC also adopts green technologies such as these solar panels - they utilise renewable energy as an alternate power source to the MEC.
Apart from this, light intensity controls and motion sensors are installed at common areas such as toilets and staircases to save electricity.
To reduce water usage, a dedicated storage container with a filtration system is also built within the MEC to channel used water into the container for recycling.
Join Meat Smith on their exploration of all things fire, smoke, char and the essence of the barbeque culture in their new location - 21 Campbell Lane.
An eclectic mix of Indian spice and @meatsmith_sg grunge, Meat Smith Little India is American barbecue from the south, with an accent of Indian flavour.
With its colourful façade and street artwork, Meat Smith Little India fits in perfectly at its home, on Campbell Lane, Little India.
The concept originated from the Wanderlust Hotel, as a pop up taking over the space formerly known as Cocotte. The kitchen helmed by Chef Andrew Baldus, of Meat Smith on Telok Ayer, who created a masterful menu combining the technique of slow cooking and barbecue, with his interpretation of Indian spice, rubs and sauces.
Leveraging on science and technology, the CESP brings together subject-matter experts from sport science, nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy and human factors engineering to strengthen our soldiers' fitness, mental resilience, injury management and rehabiliation, as well as integration of soldier-level systems. In short, CESP will work towards making our soldiers “Soldier Strong”.
German European School Singapore (GESS) is set to move in to a brand new custom built K12 campus on Dairy Farm Road in 2018. The project opens an exciting new chapter in the school’s development as two existing campuses will be consolidated into one purpose-built school with brand new facilities.
With the aim to grow the school community by up to 2,000 new students, construction work on the site commenced on January 15th, 2016. The campus will be ready to move into during the 2018 June/July school holidays in order to operate by August.
The new campus includes important school facilities and spaces that are designed for the mindset of future generations. These include a sports field and hall, swimming pool, music and drama facilities, age and subject-specific classrooms, canteen, specialist rooms, design technology studio, library and an auditorium. Find out more here.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officially opened The Island Defence Training Institute, a new training institute at Clementi Camp on 31st July where up to 18,000 active soldiers and national servicemen (NSmen) will be trained in counter-terrorism and homeland security.
A further 15,000 personnel every year will undergo training for other island defence roles.
The training will focus on further developing individual skill sets acquired from the SAF's current urban operations training, and adapting them to homeland security operations. The training will cover: (i) scenario-based simulation and live-firing for homeland security operations; (ii) search and arrest procedures to be undertaken by SAF personnel; (iii) knowledge of legal powers and rights of private defence; and (iv) retractable truncheon drills. NS units will undergo refresher training during their In-Camp Training (ICT) so that their skills are kept current and they can be readily deployed for operations.
To ensure that training is realistic and effective, the IDTI will leverage training technology such as Judgmental Video Simulation Training at the Infantry Gunnery and Tactical Simulator, which has been updated to include multiple homeland security operations scenarios. Conducted in 50m ranges, this training puts soldiers through simulated homeland security operations scenarios, and exercises their ability to decide to shoot or not depending on whether the target is friend or foe. This increases operational readiness by allowing soldiers to exercise their thinking and decision-making processes in a highly immersive environment, and better prepares them to manage complex homeland security operations.
The new Outdoor Discovery Centre at their Tanjong Katong campus underlines Canadian International School’s focus on facilitating academic excellence in the Kindergarten years through play-based learning in environments that nurture creativity and exploration. Hands-on exploration in the Primary years solidifies concepts and understanding more concretely than rote learning. By the age of 10, students who have “played” in their formative years excel in creativity, intelligence, oral expression and work habits.
Their Outdoor Discovery Centre is an extension of our indoor classrooms, filled with textures, sounds and smells unique to the outdoors. There are lots of purpose-built areas for children to interact with nature and run around as well as spaces where they can withdraw and quietly reflect. Spaces include a play fort, a mud kitchen, a sound garden, a natural tunnel and grassy hill, a creative play space with loose parts, a bike track and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, and nurture strong connections to nature.
CrossFit Tanjong Pagar is Singapore’s leading CrossFit box located in the heart of the CBD. They are proud to boast the largest training facility of its kind, with air-conditioning, world class CrossFit certified trainers and a positive environment that helps create a diverse and successful community.
CrossFit Tanjong Pagar was formed solely to provide the best training, coaching, community, and results that Singapore has to offer. Their world class coaches design and implement functional training programs to strengthen your body, heart, mind, and soul.
The latest, salubrious addition to the Craig Road stretch is PerBacco — an elegant Italian wine bar and restaurant helmed by chef-owner Marco Violano. In Italian, the word ‘PerBacco’ refers to Bacchus, the god of wine and good times and is also used as an expression of pleasure and surprise. It is, indeed, an apt name for an establishment that prides itself on offering an authentic, top-notch Italian bar and dining experience.
The long, spacious bar overlooks the charming street and offers an al fresco feel thanks to high chairs and tables arranged right by its large windows. Here, amid brick-lined walls and dark wood furnishings, Chef Marco offers an impressive range of whiskeys, rums, unpasteurised beers, Italian wines and other spirits, and a list of six classic cocktails including the Manhattan, Negroni, and Spritz. The cocktails are always made to perfection with premium spirits such as Fords London Dry Gin, High West Rye Whiskey and Bottega Gold Prosecco.
To accompany the drinks is a list of premium Ciccheti (Italian bar bites to share) that Chef Marco imports from Italy and stores in a beautiful cold room that forms part of the restaurant’s décor. There are cold cuts like Parma ham aged between 12, 24 and 36 months; mild and sweet small-batch salamenostrano; pure pork salame from Felino, a small town located in the Baganza valley; unctuous salame Milano; and soppressata, a dry salami native to Tuscany and Liguria. These are cut using a beautiful, traditional Tamagnini ham hand slicer brought in from Parma, Italy.
On the menu are refined classics from the Mediterranean, including Chef Marco’s signature homemade spaghetti chitarre (guitar spaghetti, in reference to the guitar-like tool used to make the noodles) with scampi and clay pot fregola (pasta made from semolina, similar to Israeli couscous) with fresh lobster.
Chef Marco makes it a point to import the finest ingredients from around the world, including beef from Kobe, Japan and lamb from New Zealand, which he cooks to deft perfection in his mixed grill. He also brings in seasonal vegetable, fruit and seafood such as mussels and clams from Italy twice weekly.
Enjoy French wines and sharing platters at very affordable prices. An extension of L'Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro, the laid-back and authentically Parisian ambience is a great place for you to unwind after a hard day at work.
Chef Damien le Bihan has specially curated their authentic French menu of cheese platters, pâté de campagne, foie gras, smoked fish platter, croque monsieur and tartines. French-styled brunch are available on weekends, where the menu includes vienoisserie, egg Benedict and cereals.
Chef Damien le Bihan has specially curated their authentic French menu of cheese platters, pâté de campagne, foie gras, smoked fish platter, croque monsieur and tartines. French-styled brunch are available on weekends, where the menu includes vienoisserie, egg Benedict and cereals.