Singapore Philatelic Museum will be closed for redevelopment to refresh the museum’ infrastructure, content and offerings to enhance the visitor experience for Singaporeans. This will be a major redevelopment since SPM’s opening in 1995. The museum will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re-open to the public in 2021.
Dedicated to showcasing Singapore’s rich philatelic heritage, SPM uses stamps as windows to introduce Singapore’s heritage and culture, as well as our connections to the world. Located at 23B Coleman Street, the building that houses SPM was formerly part of the Anglo Chinese School, and later the Methodist Book Room. SPM was officially opened on 19 August 1995 as a project of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. Since 2000, the museum has been managed by National Heritage Board.
Redevelopment works at SPM will include essential infrastructural upgrades to the museum building, as well as a revamp of the permanent and changing galleries to improve visitor experience.
During its redevelopment, SPM will continue to engage the young through travelling exhibitions and education programmes at pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. It will also continue to organise signature events such as the annualNational Stamp Collecting Competition and Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition. Families can also visit A Little Magic roving exhibition at public libraries. Look out for updates and activities on the museum website www.spm.org.sg!
Finally, a bank that speaks your currency. Enjoy bubbly paired with oysters and bites without breaking the bank at The Oyster Bank!
Drop by after a long day for a quick dose of extravagance, without having to break the bank. Indulge in their seafood platter, treat yourself to their scrumptious rice bowls, and knock back a tipple or two (or three, nobody’s counting).
The Oyster Bank dishes out comfort food of Japanese influence, with punchier flavours to tickle the Singaporean taste bud. With raw food at the core of their offerings, The Oyster Bank’s philosophy is anchored on freshness and quality ingredients, perfectly presented in a no-frills manner and yet with a morerish twist. One bite is never enough.
Introducing Yanmi Yogurt's Chewy Purple-Rice Yogurt Drink, a nutritious and guilt-free alternative to Bubble Tea. The iconic yogurt drink with pearl-like purple-rice bits has taken China and Sydney by storm, with fans queuing up to five hours for it. You will be able to taste the same delicious beverage from their Singapore debut store at Funan from 26 October.
Yanmi Yogurt uses fresh yogurt made with Australian milk, and their purple rice is imported from Mojiang Hani Autonomous County (Mojiang). The milk are produced by cows that are raised on pollution-free grassland pastures. The purple rice from Mojiang is known for its premium quality — with strict selection of the grain, it is prepared through ten industrial steps, including continuous process of soaking, boiling, filtering and steaming under careful temperature manipulation (75 degrees) and time control for over five hours to create the perfect sweetness and chewiness. The rice bits are refreshing and add a nice crunch to the velvety drink. Touted as the king of rice, purple rice is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, folic acid, protein and more.
Carrie K. tells meaningful stories through versatile Modern Heirloom jewellery made from fine pearls and gems. They draw inspiration from their Singapore stories and heritage to create jewellery with a refreshing twist that mothers love and daughters want to steal. They also offer custom and bespoke jewellery options for one-of-a-kind pieces co-designed together with you.
Singapore Fashion Awards’ “Designer of the Year” 2016 and “Bespoke Designer of the Year” 2017 are among Carrie K.’s many accolades.
Carrie K.’s recent design innovation reinvents the pearl necklace, allowing the jewellery to be styled in over 100 different ways, and is hailed by fashion gurus like Buro as “this century’s most ingenious and liberating way” to wear pearls.
The Dark Gallery is a dark chocolate centric cafe encompassing not only a wide range of decadent dark chocolate desserts, but also providing a discovery platform about the origin of the chocolates used, and the art of making these dark treats.
A treasury of discovery on a canvas of chocolate. Open your senses. Discover the dark with The Dark Gallery.
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened lyf Funan, the largest coliving property in Southeast Asia. It is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ coliving brand that is managed by millennials for the millennials and millennial-minded. lyf Funan is the first of Ascott’s record-breaking property openings in Singapore this year.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, lyf Funan is at the epicentre of the city-state’s buzzing retail, commercial, social and cultural belt. Spanning about 121,000 sq ft in gross floor area, lyf Funan houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments. The nine-storey coliving property will have easy access, via a sheltered underground walkway, to the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange that is well-connected to the rest of the city.
lyf Funan is an integral part of CapitaLand’s Funan integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering cutting-edge retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing, and futsal facility. Guests of lyf Funan can enjoy convenience with the plethora of recreational, retail, dining and commercial options right at their doorstep at Funan as well as surrounding landmarks such as CapitaLand’s iconic integrated development Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore. Catering to both short and long stays, lyf Funan is ideal for leisure and business travellers, expatriates, global assignees as well as digital nomads.
lyf Funan will offer instagrammable ‘Connect’ social zones such as co-working spaces and an arena for activities such as hackathons, innovation talks, music jamming sessions, cooking sessions, or workshops with artisans. At its ‘Bond’ social kitchen, guests can prepare home-cooked meals, take cooking classes and socialise while learning more about global cuisines from other residents. Residents can work out and have fun with quirky design and interactive elements such as a giant ball pit, a giant-sized Connect Four set and the ‘Burn’ social gymnasium with a human-sized hamster wheel, evoking lyf’s unique and fun brand personality. They can hang out at the ‘Wash & Hang’ laundromat and strike up new conversations while waiting for their laundry to be done.
A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Funan. It will conduct weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and cocreate community programmes or take part in TED talks, craft workshops and hackathons.
lyf Funan will be managed by lyf Guards – millennials who may be community managers, city and food guides, bar keepers, event organisers, and problem solvers all rolled into one.
Catering to the digital natives, lyf Funan Singapore provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe. As one of the pioneer hospitality apps allowing multiple destination bookings in a single transaction, the lyf app also enables communications with the lyf Guards. Guests will get to enjoy discounts at various shops at Funan by showing their mobile key.
lyf Funan offers five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18 sqm to 105 sqm to accommodate single, dual or group bookings, with room rates beginning at S$150++. They include One of a Kind (18 sqm), a studio unit with an ensuite bathroom for individuals and couples who enjoy their own space; Two of a Kind (43 sqm), featuring two private rooms with a shared kitchenette; lyf Style (18 sqm), a gaming-themed studio unit equipped with a PlayStation console, ensuite bathroom and a pull-down sofa bed, and also the Up & Down apartments (18 sqm) which come with bunk beds. The All Together apartments (41 sqm to 105 sqm), which are ideal for groups of up to nine, are business suites featuring two to six rooms with a shared kitchen, a Samsung Flip interactive smart screen to facilitate discussions, as well as a large table that doubles up as a workspace and dining area.
The demand for coliving is driven by the growing sharing economy, as buzzing startup ecosystems in vibrant cities give rise to a popular culture of living and cocreating as a community among the millennials. lyf Funan Singapore will stand to benefit from Singapore being one of the top startup ecosystems globally and the second-best Asia Pacific destination for bleisure travel.
Singapore's first ever New York gourmet cookies that provide a crunchy, chunky and chewy texture altogether. Using only quality ingredients, these handcrafted delights will serve you with a taste that is both rich and luxurious in every bite. Coupled with curated fillings and premium toppings, each cookie will be a pleasant surprise to your tastebuds while striking that perfect balance of sweetness. These are not your average cookies, these are Nasty Cookies. Nasty Cookies is now available at the uber-cool Funan mall.
Fun fact: It was in 1945 when Dr Klaus Maertens, a 25-year-old soldier created a unique air-cushioned sole to convalesce his broken foot. The shoe then served as a prototype shoe that gave rise to Dr Martens signature shoes of today.
Dr Martens’ trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop were designed for durability, comfort and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time. Though initially intended to be boots for workers, postmen, and policemen. the design’s aesthetic appeal has gained popularity amongst people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different.
Today, Dr Martens have outlets across the globe, expanding out of Europe to Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
So if you’re looking to find your own style and show the world what fashion is about, drop by Dr Martens’ outlet at the new Funan.
Godmama at Funan is a modern Peranakan restaurant for guests who are looking for an uplifting and lively dining experience. Helming the Godmama Kitchen is Peranakan Head Chef Fredric who will be faithfully recreating Godma's traditional family recipes and signature classics.
In the day, their executive set lunches offer the best that Godmama has to offer. Come night fall, their specially curated Peranakan cocktails and innovative tapas is the best way to unwind after a long day at work. And on weekends, their all day brunch menu features an exciting Peranakan spin to the traditional brunch offering paired with a cup of specialty coffee or tea.
Offering a contemporary setting with both indoor and alfresco dining options facing the cityscape, there is something for everyone there at Godmama.
The Ark Futsal is one of the leading managers of futsal pitches in Singapore. Today, it manages 11 pitches for its clients, which include government organisations and a country club. While it focuses on ensuring its clients pitches remain in excellent condition, The Ark Futsal also organised soccer programmes, which include major leagues and tournaments to encourage utilisation of these pitches. With its years of facility management and strong event management capability, The Ark Futsal aims to offer quality environment for soccer activities or events to take place, where relationships are built and enhanced through fun and good sportsmanship.
The Ark Futsal's newest pitch is now open at the newly-opened Funan.
In 1982, Sonata Dancewear started in a little brown store in Singapore, designing and manufacturing high quality dancewear because every dancer deserves the best, to perform at their best. With a vision to be part of everyone's dance journey, the Sonata Community Studio was founded to bring dance to everyone, and help dancers be better dancers. You can find dancewear, activewear, dance-inspired lifestyle products, and also a 1,500 sq ft dance studio for you to learn, train, and play. They'll always dance with you.
Nikon Experience Hub is a Nikon Brand Concept Store, dedicated to provide the complete customer experience for all level of photographers and creators.
Both professionals and beginners camera enthusiasts alike can get their hands on various Nikon cameras, including their latest Z series mirrorless system, NIKKOR lenses and other Nikon camera accessories.
Nikon Experience Hub is a one-stop experience for photo enthusiasts – try out the latest Nikon products, drop off your equipment for servicing, and learn tips from working professionals at Nikon School.
At a time when electronic person-to-person introductions and food delivery apps are at the touch of our fingertips, Tiong Bahru Bakery still believes in “celebrating neighborhoods” and that means taking time for the face-to-face connection with people that matter. For the first time ever, the Home of the Handmade Croissant shares the 4,000 sq ft space with internationally award-winning beauty brands Browhaus and Strip at a convenient location in the Central Business District area.
It could not have come at a better time as Spa Esprit Group’s founder, Cynthia Chua, states that “The all-new Funan has provided us an opportunity to sync well-loved brands for a more valuable experience than ever before. We want to continue to be the nexus of creativity, culture and conversation.” The 90-seater bakery is the second outlet to serve the full hot food menu in addition to their popular 100% French flour-and-butter bakes, exclusive coffee blend and superfood treats, after their Raffles City branch.
Being part of Spa Esprit Group’s very first multi-concept without barriers, TBB Funan can be accessed from any entry point on the fourth floor shared with Browhaus and Strip. Captivating images on LED screens greet customers with the newest and latest at the bakery. Soft leather armchairs, warm lighting and communal tables make for easy conversation amongst friends and colleagues.
Following TBB tradition, every new outlet offers exclusives in store for a limited time. At TBB Funan, they have savory porkcast pie on TBB’s signature French butter croissant crust. The diamond-shaped creation adds a flaky and crunchy texture to pork cheek rendang done local-style in homemade rempah or intensely flavored spice paste (read: not poured from a store-bought readymade pack) at $8.90++ each. Not one but two exclusives mark this grand opening of TBB Funan. The best-selling viennoisserie, kouign amann, takes on an Asian-flavored spin inspired by the Chinese fried doughnut or ham chim peng. It is intensified with five-spice butter and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds on the Breton cake which literally means “cake-butter” at $5++ each that’s available from now till 10 September 2019. There’s also Unity tea blend that’s farm fresh, and made up of ginger, pandan, turmeric and chili ($6/$6.20++ each) which are locally grown by Edible Garden City. “Unity” was chosen to signify the three concepts under one roof for the first time in Singapore.
Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district at Climb Central's newest branch at Funan. Find your challenge amongst more than 200 outdoor-inspired climbs. Choose to scale the high walls, or enjoy high intensity short climbs in a dedicated boulder unit with Singapore's first Kilter Board. Everyone can climb at Climb Central. Go with your family and friends and find your own style of climbing.
Done with your first climb and looking for a bit more guidance? Let Climb Central help you to achieve your next climbing milestone and be your home away from home.
Sign up for one of their climbing classes for a guided session with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Both introductory and developmental classes are available to meet your needs. Rental of climbing equipment is included for all classes.
Get ready to experience the world’s first Dyson Demo Store – Beauty Lab at Funan. As a world-first, the concept store will be dedicated to the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and the Dyson Airwrap™ styler.”
Dyson technology works differently, it is engineered to solve real problems. The best way to understand it is to experience it. This is why they created Dyson Demo - a place that brings to life the science and engineering at the heart of their machines.
Book an appointment here with a Dyson Demo stylist to get hands on with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer or Dyson Airwrap™ styler. Their experts are there to answer questions and show you how to get the most from their technology.
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
Singapore’s True Group is set to launch their flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan, the company’s only fitness centre in Singapore which has a swimming pool and outdoor deck, along with cutting-edge smart training systems.
Slated to open very soon this month, TFX Funan will be the first gym in Singapore to house the Matrix Strength Ultra Series which comes with Intelligent Video Training Display for resistance training. It will also have Life Fitness IC6 spinning bikes, a Naomi training cube, Concept 2’s Bike and Ski ERGs and rowers, functional training equipment from Ziva and Torque, and Rogue’s barbells and a Monster Rhino Belt Squat.
Aside from the latest machinery, True Group has invested in My Zone: a heart-rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity.
My Zone connects to user’s wearable devices such as a smartwatch, as well as connecting to the gym equipment – all geared to monitoring achievements, fitness progression and ultimately, delivering results. My Zone also allows users to connect and interact with other club members, creating a community aspect to training, among many more cool perks.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
After undergoing a three-year redevelopment, Funan is set to make its highly-anticipated return on 28 June 2019. Poised to become an inviting and energetic heart of Singapore’s Civic District, Funan aims to inspire play, learning, creativity and connection with more than 180 brands clustered round six passion themes – Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste. Of these, around 30% are new-to-market brands, new concept stores or flagships. Reinforcing Funan’s position as a showcase for local talents, more than 60% of the brands originate from Singapore. More than 30% of Funan’s brands are new to CapitaLand’s portfolio.
Mr Chris Chong, Managing Director, Retail, CapitaLand Singapore, said: “Shaped by its unique location in a new-gen live-work-play hub, Funan brings together experiential and activity-based retail at a scale not seen before in Singapore’s Civic District, while providing a collaborative platform for retailers to share their brand stories. With a dedicated Community Manager, Funan goes beyond a singular focus on achieving a certain retail mix to curate community experiences that consumers are passionate about, as it seeks to build social connections and networks beyond the transactional.”
With a total gross floor area of approximately 887,000 sq ft, the Funan integrated development comprises a retail component, two office blocks and lyf Funan Singapore – the Singapore flagshipof The Ascott Limited’s lyf coliving serviced residence that is designed by millennials formillennials. It is located right in the heart of the Civic District with excellent connectivity, including a direct underpass linking to City Hall MRT interchange station. As a new paradigm for live, workand play in Singapore’s city centre, Funan offers a synergistic combination of retail, office andserviced residence components that is designed to appeal to savvy consumers pursuing quality of life in a socially-conscious and creative environment. Further to the opening of Funan’s retailand office components, lyf Funan Singapore is slated to open in 4Q 2019.
Funan’s indoor cycling path runs 200 metres from the start of the trail to the Level 1 Bicycle Hub. The cycling path serves working professionals in and around Funan who cycle to office during the morning peak hours.
During the mall's operating hours from 10am to 10pm, cyclists are encouraged to dismount and push their bicycles in the mall. The Bicycle Hub houses a variety of end-to-trip amenities that include shower cabins, lockers, and a bicycle repair and pump station.
There are also bicycle counters that allow cyclists to take their meals while seated on their bicycles. Funan will have 166 bicycle bays – the most among any CapitaLand property in the Civic District and CBD.
The stunning Freemasons Hall building which sits at 23A Coleman Street will soon be home to The Masons Table which is opening mid December.
The Masons Table will serve honest food and artisan wines set in relaxed and historical surroundings, right in the centre of Singapore.
The Masons Table serve the very best of modern European cuisine, inspired by the flavours of Italy and France. From hearty all-time favourite starters and main dishes, to signature thin-crust pizzas, to charcuterie and cheese sharing plates - there's something for everyone to enjoy. All of their dishes are designed to meld perfectly with their selection of artisan wines.
With expert harmonious integration of century-old conservation shophouse and contemporary architectural style, the new Grand Park City Hall fashions modernity fused with classical charm.
A five-star luxury hotel in Singapore, occupying a prime spot in Singapore’s Civic District and close to the Central Business District (CBD), expect warm, thoughtful hospitality, innovative yet familiar destination dining and technological enhancements to welcome you to a brand new seamless hotel guest experience.
Currently undergoing a transformation, the hotel transformation is on track for full completion by the end of Q1 2018. The new facilities in progress includes the Rooftop Garden which will be a gorgeous event space and a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool.
Their new entrance, lobby, restaurant and bar are now open. You can take a virtual tour here and can also read more about its restaurant, Tablescape.
Their new 30-sqm Crystal Club Deluxe Room depicts a mix of elegance, modernity and simplicity with its materials and lines layering. The guestroom exudes a cosy ambience and soothing elegance in its versatile and modern space. Take luxury to the next level with access to the exclusive Crystal Club.
Guests can download the Grand Park City Hall (GPCH) app (iTunes App Store or Google Playstore) and gain instant control with mobile key functions such as pre-arrival registration, self check-in, mobile key access to your guestroom and in-room electronics control, and direct in-app messaging with the hotel team.
In an age of novel trends, Tablescape - a brand new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall - is a breath of fresh air.
Tablescape focuses on delivering hearty, comforting favourites that can be enjoyed time and again, paired with artisanal cocktails, and extensive premium wine and craft beer lists - all underscored by attentive, unobtrusive service; the Tablescape experience connects tradition and modernity in a truly beautiful setting.
The restaurant accords a neoclassical interior design style which features decorative Peranakan- style accent floor, pastel coloured chairs, and plenty of natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows. At the bar, one can choose to lounge comfortably at the private sofa seats with warm cove lighting, or unwind with friends at the solid wood feature communal table that delicately connects the bar and restaurant. The interiors exude a quiet elegance, setting the stage for a cosy, relaxed time.
Fresh from his recent stint at The Carvery, executive chef Robert Chan has created a menu that is comfortingly nostalgic and showcases a timeless European repertoire, featuring starters like Steak Tartare, Veal Sweetbread, and Salmon Gravlax, with subtle updates that make the experience both familiar yet surprising. Take his spin on the Steak Tartare (S$24++), finely hand-chopped USDA beef - an example of impressive knife skills, carefully honed over time - mixed with the consummate red onions, gherkins, parsley and capers, is stacked with a crackly, battered poached egg, bringing a new dimension to the dish. The Veal Sweetbread (S$18++) is perfectly seasoned, pan-fried in butter; paired with an earthy ceps mushroom ragu and served in a delicately creamy pea soup.
For mains, the traditional lobster and fish pairing gets an indulgent upgrade with Prosciutto Ham wrapped Monkfish and Maine Lobster on Risotto in Armagnac Lobster Bisque (S$38++). Wrapped in a thin layer of prosciutto and pan seared, the monkfish is at once tender and substantial, plated up with butter poached lobster tail, and risotto in Armagnac bisque, where the Arborio grains are gently simmered in lobster broth and French butter, lending the dish a richer flavour. The Smoked Braised Black Angus Short Rib (S$30++) - browned and braised with red wine, carrots, celery, and onions for 8 hours in the oven, completely tenderises and soaks in all the delightful flavours of the sauce - is an all-time dinner favourite. Horseradish is pureed with potatoes to create a silky smooth, tangy side for the ribs and freshly roasted bone marrow completes the dish.
The gorgeous Dessert Selection from the Trolley - the restaurant’s take on guéridon service - brings a bit of flair and fun to round off the dining experience, featuring a rotation of house-made sweets including Spicy Mango, a mango mousse cake encased in a shell of white chocolate, bringing the heat with the addition of pink peppercorns; the Raspberry Lychee with Almond Cake, a tribute to the classic Ispahan, offers a burst of tartness from the raspberry and the light sweetness of the lychee in a single bite; and Camembert Cheesecake, which presents a twist to the traditional cream cheesecake, served alongside perennial favourites such as meringue, lemon tart, and more.
Chef Robert’s dedication to ensuring that each diner is brought on a journey through the classics, modernised with restraint, is evident through to the meal’s close.
An exciting lifestyle destination plugged into the world of tech and socially savvy consumers will be coming up in 4Q 2019 on the site of the former Funan DigitaLife Mall, right in the heart of Singapore's Civic & Cultural District at 100 North Bridge Road.
Building on its legacy as the definitive IT mall in Singapore over the last three decades, Funan will go beyond selling IT products to incorporating the tech experience throughout the entire integrated development. There are currently 3 confirmed tenants: movie operator Golden Village, food court operator Kopitiam and rock climbing facility Climb Central. Climb Central will offer a 50-lane rock climbing facility, and its highest wall will span four floors.
Bacchanalia features reinvented classics and distinctive, thought-provoking creations that present familiar flavours in unfamiliar ways.
Bacchanalia is a sophisticated and quality driven dining destination for the discerning customer who enjoys an all encompassing sensorial experience. Bacchanalia, as a Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, caters to a mindset as opposed to a demographic. Encouraging interactivity with a strong focus on the social aspect of a dining experience, diners are expect to laugh loudly, take food from each other's plates and be comfortably encouraged to do so.