The Social Space is a socially-conscious multi-concept lifestyle store that features a curated list of complementary social enterprises all under one roof.
The Social Space hopes to encourage its community to be more conscious in their daily lives by walking the talk. From the choice of products they use and sell, to the services they offer, down to the people they train and hire, The Social Space aspires to dispel the perception that social enterprises offer sub-standard products and service but instead aims to showcase high-quality, fair-trade, eco- and socially-conscious products that will affect change to you, the community and the planet. Find out more about its concept here.
Want to know what goes on inside a Community in Bloom (CIB) Community Garden here in Singapore? At the Leng Kee CC Sky Community Garden, there are more than 60 species of edibles, ornamental and biodiversity-enhancing plants at its newly renovated rooftop! The Women Executive Committee (WEC) helps to maintain this community garden and regularly harvests herbs and spices for cooking demonstrations in their community kitchen next to the garden. The food is then shared with interest groups and members of the public.
Put your horticulture skills to good use and contribute to the unique green ambience of Singapore through Nparks' ‘Community In Bloom’ programme!
Launched in May 2005 and first carried out at Mayfair Park Estate, the Community in Bloom nationwide gardening movement aims to foster a community spirit and bring together residents, both young and old, to make Singapore our garden. Today, CIB has close to 1,000 community gardens across Singapore that have engaged over 20,000 residents.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
The Great Room, a hospitality-led co-working space expands its presence and continues to bring the hotel industry's best tricks to the Singapore co-working space with the opening of its second location in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at Centennial Tower.
Spanning 36,000 square feet over two floors with a 360-degree wrap-around view of downtown Singapore, the new space is a response to the success and strong demand received from its first One George Street location opened in 2016. This opening is set to challenge the current workspace model and elevate the co-working scene in Singapore by combining the best of private members' clubs such as Soho House with co-working spaces aimed at enterprising professionals.
Designed in collaboration with global design studio HASSELL, The Great Room at Centennial Tower is sophisticated, laden with natural light and the most sumptuous views of Singapore’s signature cityscape.
The recently unveiled integrated complex in Bedok, Heartbeat@Bedok, was designed to incorporate amenities that cater to all age groups, providing family-friendly facilities. Parents with kids, grandchildren and grandparents can all come together as families to enjoy themselves in a single location.
Built upon a formerly forested site, it is apt that the main theme of Heartbeat@Bedok is greenery. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Heartbeat@Bedok’s unique design has also caught the eye internationally and it has won numerous architectural awards both home and abroad.
Bringing multiple services together under one roof, Heartbeat@Bedok is one of Singapore’s largest integrated complexes - it occupies 2.1 hectares or the size of about three football fields. The building houses several facilities such as a community centre, sport centre, polyclinic, senior care centre, a public library, as well as food & beverage outlets and shops.
Managed by NTUC Foodfare, the dual concept hawker centre offers both traditional food stalls and “hipster” cuisine not commonly found at local food centres here that will appeal to younger patrons.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is the first hawker centre in Pasir Ris Town. Within walking distance from the Pasir Ris MRT station, residents of the area can expect a vibrant centre with good food at affordable prices.
With more 800 seats at the new centre; the stalls and dining area are arranged in a singular fan-shaped profile, facing the Pasir Ris Town Park, which will give patrons a unique ‘dining in a park’ experience. Various family-friendly amenities are included in this new centre, such as the availability of lowered seating for children and the elderly. There are diaper changing and nursing rooms on both levels of the hawker centre. Three passenger lifts will also make access more convenient for both patrons and stallholders. The hawker centre is a place for community bonding and social interaction for residents and visitors of Pasir Ris.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is one of the 10 new centres announced by the Government in 2012.
Occupying three full floors of a stunning glass building in the core of downtown Singapore, WeWork Beach Centre is sure to take your breath away. Join the throngs of multinational companies of all industries and sizes that flock to the area to enjoy the garden city.
Conveniently located between three major MRT stations—City Hall, Bugis, and Esplanade—with each just a short walk away, WeWork Beach Centre makes your morning commute a breeze. Enjoy tasty lunches at Vatos Urban Tacos or the Armoury, try out famous chicken rice stalls in the area, or plan an after-work hang at the taps of Baccarat. You’ve never felt more comfortable at work than you will at Beach Centre. Go see for yourself.
Immersed in what’s increasingly becoming a global commerce, finance, and transportation hub, WeWork’s shared workspaces in Singapore enable access to a world of seemingly limitless investment potential. Singapore’s fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle—featuring a diverse mix of languages, religions, and cultures—in a sprawling urban environment makes it an ideal spot for innovators of any kind to set up shop. Whether you’re looking for a flagship home or expansion outpost, WeWork shared offices provide a premium entry point to this emerging economic powerhouse.
Situated at Katong Point, MOX is the first and largest independent design resource workspace for the creative entrepreneurs.
MOX aims to empower the creative community by providing a space for makers, designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to work and co-exist together with experiential retail spaces to showcase their creations and products.
In addition to the usual co-working space features, MOX’s members will also enjoy specialty rooms such as 3D printing, sewing, photo studio, crafting stations, workshops and iMac kiosks with relevant design programmes such as SketchUp, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite design software.
The name MOX is inspired by the word ‘moxie’ which means to be brave, bold and daring. This is exactly what MOX’s community exemplifies, the courage to be different.
Other facilities available at MOX includes an auditorium space, shower facilities, nap room, pantries and even a full-service child care centre for parent-preneurs.
The largest mall in Northern Singapore will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year. Developed by Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, the mall is part of Northpoint City, the largest integrated development in the North, housing over 400 retail and dining outlets across two retail wings.
When completed, the 1.33 million square feet Northpoint City will also include the 920-unit North Park Residences, community spaces, an air-conditioned bus interchange and an underground retail link with direct access to Yishun MRT Station.
Northpoint City is expected to serve as a lifestyle, recreation and integrated transportation hub for over half a million residents from Singapore’s northern region.
With a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, a town plaza which is the size of 10 basketball courts and a line-up of lifestyle and retail offerings curated to serve the community, Northpoint City will be the key venue of community interaction and activities.
The Nee Soon Central Community Club will move into the South Wing of the mall by 2018 and will be the first Community Club in Singapore to be housed in a shopping mall. The Yishun Public Library will also be re-opening in the mall by the first quarter of next year.
Pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community and Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)1, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore created additional space for community-focused services. Such community-centric tenants include The RICE Company, a performing arts non-profit organisation, as well as a childcare centre The Orange Academy.
Shoppers can expect a new, exciting and vibrant shopping experience at both the North and South wings, which will form the mall at Northpoint City. With the expected completion of its Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) in September 2017, Northpoint Shopping Centre will be integrated into Northpoint City and renamed as its North Wing.
In addition to a diverse range of retail offerings, the North Wing will feature over 50 food and beverage concepts, including family favourites Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Tenderfresh. The South Wing will have a second food court in addition to a speciality food precinct named "The Makan Town”, an education cluster, as well as other thematic shopping zones.
Drawn by the potential and scale of Northpoint City, the mall is on track to having close to 90% of its retail space leased when it opens in the fourth quarter of this year. Harvey Norman will move into a brand-new 34,000 square feet store to offer even more selections for its shoppers, while retail stalwart FairPrice will open a supermarket spanning 33,000 square feet. This will be the second supermarket in Northpoint City in addition to the existing Cold Storage supermarket, giving even more options for shoppers.
Linking the two wings of Northpoint City’s retail space will be The Courtyard at Basement 1. It will be a community space designed to allow natural light into the mall, while offering an unobstructed view of shopfronts in that area.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) building located by the fringe of the Central Business District is a contemporary translation of the traditional 3-tiered unity of 'earth', 'people' and 'sky' elements in Chinese architecture. Its principal architect is DP Architects Pte Ltd.
SCCC will be celebrating its official opening with an 8-days Cultural Extravaganza from 20th of May. The extravaganza will include cultural workshops on puppetry, crosstalk, Chinese opera, and performances by local arts and culture groups.
The architectural expression of SCCC took its cues from the composition of elements and varied textures of a Chinese landscape painting. The play of composition, texture, decoration and symbolism in the different stacked zones softens the building expression. The façade is read as a progression of illustration from bottom to top, distinctive in their treatment, yet coherent as a statement.
SCCC is a non-profit organisation that aims to develop Singapore Chinese culture and promote racial harmony. They hope to reach out to Chinese and non-Chinese residents, new immigrants and the youths through a wide range of carefully planned activities.
The long-awaited S$110 million SCCC building on Straits Boulevard aims to preserve traditions, promote innovation in ideas, and enrich the multi-faceted nature of Chinese culture in Singapore.
The Punggol Town Square is the second of the new-generation town plazas to be completed by HDB, after Bedok Town Square. Well integrated with transport facilities such as the Punggol MRT station, and with shopping, dining and other facilities at Waterway Point, the town square is an ideal place for the community to come together. What distinguishes this new-generation town square from other social spaces is the “software” aspect, where residents’ involvement is key to keeping this space vibrant and active.
Overlooking My Waterway@Punggol, the 1,620 sqm Punggol Town Square has a standing capacity of 1,000 persons. It offers vantage views of the water and is part al-fresco and part-sheltered, to allow for activities to be held regardless of the weather. A 280-seat F&B outlet, Starker Q, located within the town square, will open its doors in Apr 2017.
The newly opened Punggol Discovery Cube, located next to the town square is the first visitor centre within an HDB town which showcases the evolution and development of Singapore’s first Eco-Town.
Located at the Oxley Bizhub in Paya Lebar, SparkkSpace was designed with a New York styled industrial loft concept in mind, shifting away from the conventional all-white studio interiors with its leather, metal and wood furnishing and decor.
The 2,500 sq. ft. public co-working space offers affordable hot desks at $45 per day, and permanent desks from $350 per month. There's a stylish meeting sofa and table (available for booking), a modern kitchen, and a no-frills photo studio for shoots and productions.
SparkkStudio, a 397 sq. ft. in-house photo space, is open for booking on weekdays and weekends, for a minimum of 2 hours, starting from $35 per hour. The space also organizes the Sparkk Sessions, which is an exciting lineup of themed shoots for budding fashion photographers and everything is provided—models, new equipments, and a diverse range of professional photography concepts to experiment with.
From a swimming pool in natural settings to forest trails and an eco-friendly hawker centre – these are some of the facilities that Sembawang residents can look forward to at the new integrated sports and community hub being planned for the town.
The project is co-developed by Sport Singapore, National Parks Board, Ministry of Health, Alexandra Health System, National Environment Agency, People's Association and National Heritage Board.
The Admiralty House, which is a historical national monument, will also be incorporated into the design.
Other facilities at the development could include multi-play courts and primary and senior care centres.
K+ Curatorial Space is a new multi-concept shop – where art meets retail meets community. With the continued support of Scotts Square, the over 4,000 square feet space, which is nearly three times the size of its previous premise, features a larger Gallery space, a Retail space and a new Community space.
The Retail space sees BooksActually, GoodStuph, Kinetic, Pomelo,
Supermama and Tofu Design curate and sell a range of lifestyle products, literature, furniture, and apparel that showcases the best of Singapore’s creative scene.
The Community space allows creative practitioners, students, start- ups, as well as art and design enthusiasts to network, mingle and interact freely so that fresh ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations can be nurtured.
Hospitality is a way of life for them - a living philosophy. It permeates everything they do at The Great Room.
Though workplace styles change, their dedication to changing the way people feel about going to work never will. They set the stage for you to gather your ideas, to be inspired by others and to do great work.
iFIT, Asia’s FIRST Integrated Community Fitness Centre that has opened in Singapore, offers integrated and specialised fitness programmes.
iFIT believes in promoting physical fitness by encouraging individuals to get active to build a stronger, healthier body.
iFIT offers a convenient fitness destination equipped with premium gym equipment and a variety of studio programmes. Their fitness centre caters to people from diverse fitness backgrounds, from those who are looking to kick start their fitness journey to those who want to challenge themselves.
The Hub Singapore, Singapore’s largest startup community, have unveiled its new collaborative work space in the heart of Singapore’s emerging design and creative neighbourhood at 128 Prinsep Street. A pioneer in Singapore’s co-working scene, The Hub is expanding its space, business initiatives and programmes to support the growing number of startups and entrepreneurs in Singapore.
Founded in 2012, The Hub has built the country’s largest startup community with over 500 entrepreneurs, creatives and techies in their network. Over the years, The Hub has established a strong presence in Singapore’s entrepreneur scene and has positioned itself well at the heart of the startup ecosystem. Facilitating collaborations between corporations, startups, government entities, investors and the wider community, The Hub has developed a series of programs and initiatives to strengthen and grow the local startup scene.
In addition to programs designed for startups, The Hub is also introducing tailored innovation and impact lab programs for corporations looking to innovate through collaborations. Companies currently involved in the program include J.P. Morgan, DBS Bank and Procter & Gamble.
Designed by premier design agency greymatters, the new space reflects the vibrancy and character of its community. Edgy, colourful yet homely, The Hub boosts up to 160 co-working and permanent desks, eight team rooms, six hi-spec meeting rooms, three sound-proof Skype booths, and flexible event spaces that can hold up to 200 people. An in-house café, a communal pantry, hot showers and nap room for resting are some of the other features at The Hub. Hubbers in the new space include popular news site Mashable, online payment solutions provider Braintree_Paypal, Silicon Valley’s Unicorn Twilio, and upcoming local startups Gone Adventurin’ and Our Better World.
More than just a stylish co-working space, The Hub also has an internal online portal to connect all members and help the community grow beyond the boundaries of its physical space. The Hub is the first co-working space community in Singapore to establish the option of a pure online membership which gives businesses who do not require a physical work space the flexibility to collaborate and work with other members remotely.