Since Seriously Keto’s opening as an online ketogenic bakery in mid-February this year, the well-loved brand has amply earned for itself the revered reputation of delivering delicious keto-friendly desserts. Created by founder Janti Joso Brasali, the array of healthy choice offerings of low carb, gluten-free and zero sugar desserts have been extremely well-received by those looking to cut carbs, gluten and sugar out of their diet.
Moving beyond an online bakery, Seriously Keto is happy to announce that the lifestyle brand will now have a space of its own on Seah Street! In the new place, Seriously Ketoopens a keto retail store selling raw materials and other ready-to-eat keto products. More than just a retail shop, Seriously Keto also provides a safe “ketonians” community hangout space to keto-shop and discuss keto-lifestyle issues.
The best news? To celebrate the opening of Singapore’s first and only ketogenic hub, Seriously Keto will be launching a suite of exciting brand-new keto-compliant items! For her latest menu update, Janti continues to draw from her treasure troves of ketogenic recipes to bring more options to health-conscious individuals looking to indulge without guilt. On top of their usual well-loved keto-friendly desserts, look forward the savouries, from garlic pretzels to ricotta spinach quiche and rosemary loafs; the sweets, from pecan tigresses to double chocolate chip cookies; as well as beverages, from Thai iced tea with jelly and coffee with coconut jelly. There are also two new additions to their popular KetoSpreads, featuring flavours such as the condensed milk and chocolate.
A passionate baker and the founder of Seriously Keto, Janti Brasali decided to open a wholly keto bakery to offer low-carb alternatives for health-conscious individuals to enjoy while dining in cafes hotels and/or restaurants. On a ketogenic diet herself, she encountered difficulties avoiding carb-loaded foods outside and embarked on a creative journey to perfect recipes that were keto-friendly, for all to enjoy. Janti has also written a book with 14 simple ketogenic recipes to eat her KetoBuns with to allow consumers to maintain ketosis or aft burning, a necessary part of the Keto-diet. These books are available at all 14 Singapore National Library Board’s public libraries.
By 2027, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will complete the building of 20 new hawker centres, located in different parts of Singapore to serve the needs of residents. To date, seven of these new hawker centres have been completed and have started operations. Experience from the last four years shows that new hawker centres largely take time to establish themselves. As more hawker centres are built in the coming years, a new Staggered Rent Scheme will be introduced to support stallholders’ businesses in the initial years of the new hawker centres’ operations.
After a hiatus of almost 30 years, the new hawker centre building programme started from 2011 to ensure that residents have continued access to affordable food in a hygienic environment. To date, seven new hawker centres have been built and are managed by socially-conscious enterprises, of which two have gone on to their second term of operation. In their regular review of hawker centres, a key learning point is that new hawker centres take time to establish themselves. Time is generally needed to raise potential patrons’ awareness of these new centres and for the stallholders at the centres to build up a regular clientle and stabilise their businesses.
13 more new hawker centres will be completed by 2027. With the Staggered Rent Scheme, stallholders of these new hawker centres will benefit from lower rentals in the first two years of the centres’ operations, at 80% and 90% of stall rentals respectively. The upcoming hawker centre at Bukit Canberra, targeted to be operational in the second half of 2020, will be the first new hawker centre to benefit from the implementation of the Staggered Rent Scheme.
Open to the public, Professor Brawn Cafe at Pathlight School is an inclusive worksite which provides Pathlight students with opportunities to build their work readiness skills and showcase their abilities.
Check out the many yummy items on the menu, as well as some of The Art Faculty products showcasing the talents of Pathlight School's Artist Development Programme artists available at the cafe!
Pop by with your families and friends and enjoy Great Food with a Great Cause!
Professor Brawn Café is a Social Enterprise which provides job and social integration opportunities to people with special needs and the disadvantaged in society.
The founders are parents and friends who want to make a difference to the special needs community and others who need a leg up in society. Their dream is to provide opportunities for jobs, showcase of special talents and to raise awareness and contributions by supporters of the cause. The café’s mission is to provide affordable good food by an inclusive quality workforce comprising people of different abilities, ages and socio-economic background. Read more about the concept behind of Professor Brawn Café here.
Noka, which means farmhouse in Japanese, is Singapore’s first rooftop urban farm & 75-seater Japanese restaurant in the Central Business District.
Sister restaurant to Singapore’s favorite urban farm and restaurant Open Farm Community, Noka is connected to the 5,000+ sq ft rooftop urban farm in partnership with Edible Garden City which grows oyster mushrooms, microgreens, basil, mexican tarragon, butterfly pea flowers, and a lot more. Head Chef Seki Takuma, native of Niigata perfecture, showcases local ingredients by applying Japanese cooking techniques.
It is located about 10 minutes' walk from Yishun MRT station and it is free for the public and opens daily from 9am to 10pm.
The water park has an area of 5,600 sq m. It consists of three main zones of water play, including a circular 3.5m-tall water curtain and features giant boardgame pieces. The play pool is suitable for children aged two to 12.
Located at a prime location in Singapore’s Raffles Place, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay will welcome a multi-faceted co-working community and unique tenant mix to the commercial building.
This centre will enjoy a unique street frontage facing the busy Collyer Quay, and sheltered access to Raffles Place MRT. Occupying 16,800 sq ft across three levels and interconnected by an iconic stairway, members and tenants of the building can take advantage of the centre’s community areas such as café, lounge area and event spaces.
Highlights of the space include a meditation corner, snooze lounge and reading area situated at the basement. Members can also expect to benefit from JustCo’s diverse community and innovative environment through regularly curated events and networking sessions. Aesthetically, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay features bold and vivid colour tones, a sprawl of greenery and tropical elements, alongside wood flooring and furnishing.
The new and eco-friendly Hilllview Community Club on Hillview Rise features lush greenery on its exterior and interior facades, and a special rain harvesting system which would help to conserve water.
Here's a fun fact: the CC is formerly known as Princess Elizabeth Estate Community Centre and is one of Singapore's earliest CCs. Its most popular feature back in the early 60s would be the black & white TV where neighbours would gather around to watch the news or cartoons! As the CC stands proudly in its original location today, the spirit of community bonding remains.
In year 2022, residents of Bidadari estate will be able to enjoy a new regional park. This announcement was made by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). Bidadari Park is a multi-agency collaboration between HDB, national water agency PUB and the National Heritage Board (NHB).
The 10-hectare Bidadari Park will feature a lake, a 700 metre heritage walk, a 6-km experiential trails and a play area for children.
Apart from retaining of more than 350 mature trees in the area, the park will also be welcoming more than 2,000 new trees.
“At strategic locations, observation decks, viewing sheds, and pavilions will serve as tranquil rest spots for visitors, offering different views of nature in a rustic and naturalised setting,” said HDB.
Gardens by the Bay is at heart a People’s Garden for all Singaporeans. Bayfront Plaza is part of Gardens by the Bay’s push to provide more opportunities for all Singaporeans to enjoy the Gardens in the years to come. The amenities offered at Bayfront Plaza add to the 95 per cent of Gardens by the Bay that is non-ticketed.
CEO of Gardens by the Bay Mr Felix Loh said, “Since we began, Gardens by the Bay’s visitorship has surpassed expectations, and the success of the Gardens allows us to give back to the community. We hope to do this by establishing more beautiful non-ticketed spaces and curating myriad events and programmes without admission charges for Singaporeans from all walks of life to gather and enjoy themselves amidst nature.”
Since Gardens by the Bay opened in 2012, total visitorship to date has exceeded 50 million. Last year alone, the Gardens received more than 12 million visitors.
Bayfront Plaza is the newest non-ticketed space designed for the community, after the Japanese-themed garden Serene Garden opened in November last year.
It sits on the site previously occupied by the Future of Us exhibition that was part of the SG50 celebrations in 2015. The iconic lattice structure that was part of the exhibition has been retained and integrated into the design of Bayfront Plaza.
At Bayfront Plaza, the public can look forward to the Bayfront Pop-up Market every weekend featuring about 30 stalls selling a variety of merchandise. In line with Gardens by the Bay’s community focus, the Bayfront Pop-up Market provides a platform for social enterprises to showcase their products, with a third of the stalls intended to be run by social enterprises.
To encourage ground-up efforts among organisations to bring the community together, the indoor and outdoor spaces are available rent-free for community-focused events.
Aside from Bayfront Plaza, works have also started on the building of another non-ticketed green space called Active Garden. This is an activity area for seniors, which also aims to encourage inter-generational bonding. Active Garden is expected to be ready in early 2020.
As part of efforts to cater to the growing needs of residents and towns, the upgraded Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre will be ready in phases from 2020.
The centre will include a renovated swimming complex with water slides, a sheltered training pool and new water play equipment. Plus it will also be home to a bigger gym and dance studio, an air-conditioned sports hall, and a new active health lab by 2021.
This year, Singaporeans can also look forward to the opening of 52 new indoor school sports halls, 32 new free-to-play school fields as well as two new play fields in Jurong Lake Gardens and Yan Kit.
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. At their newest convenient address at ARC 380 in Jalan Besar, you can discover floors of coworking and private offices that cater to needs you didn’t even know you had. Their spaces are designed to promote productivity whether you’re a team of one or 100, and month-to-month flexibility means your space is just as agile as you are. Plus, one all-inclusive rate makes things easy.
The Jalan Besar branch is also the firm's first site with additional amenities such as a sky terrace with a swimming pool, a gym and an open rooftop.
Any workspace can have a lounge, but theirs are decorated with custom murals. Your old office might have had a coffee pot, but theirs has a micro-roasted coffee bar and fresh fruit water. They’ve considered every detail so you can focus on your business. Beyond desks, staff, and amenities, find a community of forward-thinking companies and in-house events that connect you organically.
Museum @ My Queenstown along Commonwealth Drive is a community museum that showcases the story of Queenstown as Singapore's first satellite town.
Queenstown is named after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Entirely curated and run by numerous volunteers from civic group, My Community, Museum @ My Queenstown is a small but an educational & well-arranged museum that is worth a visit.
"Our Stories: Do you remember them?" is an exhibition made possible after a 9-year collection effort. It showcases physical and digital artefacts from the community that capture Queenstown’s history & heritage.
The programme spaces on the first and second level of the shophouse museum will host a series of talks, seminars and workshops. And the archival room on the 2nd level of the museum houses a wide collection of old photographs and artefacts contributed by residents and various institutions in Queenstown.
Oasis Terraces in Punggol is Singapore's first new-generation neighbourhood centre.
The seven-storey Oasis Terraces is located along Punggol Drive and adjacent to Oasis LRT station. It houses a neighbourhood centre, a polyclinic, and a sheltered community plaza. It is envisioned to be a place that provides fun shopping, promotes healthy living and fosters community bonding.
Oasis Terraces overlooks the waterfront and boasts a community plaza with a state-of-the-art LED display for screening and advertising opportunities. At Oasis Terraces, residents and visitors can satisfy their retail and lifestyle needs, all under one roof.
The officially-opened Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS) is the community civic and cultural centre in the heart of Geylang Serai precinct. It is a multi-agency development that celebrates the heritage of Geylang Serai communities and encourages social interactions and community bonding among different communities of all ages and races.
It houses the Geylang Serai Community Club, the South East Community Development Council, the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery Family Service and Child Care Centre, Senior Care Centre, and cultural arts group and social/community-related facilities.
Within WGS, there are public spaces, community plaza and a comprehensive pedestrian network that will enhance accessibility and connectivity to other developments in the precinct, bringing the wide range of facilities and services in WGS to the community. This development is a collaboration between the People’s Association, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health, National Arts Council, National Heritage Board and Ministry of National Development.
Geylang Serai was the origin of the Malay Settlement back in pre-modern Singapore. The word ‘Wisma’ can be translated as a building, complex or house. Wisma Geylang Serai was hence named to reflect the nature and functions of the civic centre.
The development’s double-pitched roof is influenced by traditional Malay houses and complements the adjacent Geylang Serai Market. At the same time, the design demonstrates a contemporary feel in its spatial planning, drawing inspiration from the “serai” plant to “ketupat” and “serambi” on stilts. It weaves and integrates multi-functional spaces and facilities into a cohesive overall design. This winning design amplifies the distinctive identity of Geylang Serai and strengthen its urban character.
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.
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) forms a vital part of Singapore's master plan to provide quality and accessible care to better serve the healthcare needs in North-Eastern Singapore.
Offering a wide spectrum of specialist clinics and co-located with Sengkang Community Hospital, SKH will be part of the newest integrated hospital campus delivering multidisciplinary and patient-centric care covering all major healthcare disciplines.
Reflecting their mission of achieving better health together, SKH's team of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals practise multidisciplinary and team-based care. Patients are treated holistically and will benefit from having a primary doctor (specialist) oversee and coordinate their care throughout their hospitalisation stay and follow-up. For patients who need longer-term rehabilitative care, they can be seamlessly transferred from the general hospital to the community hospital to receive the appropriate care during their recovery.
As part of the hospital's efforts to provide integrated care for patients, their multidisciplinary care team works with polyclinics, general practitioners and other healthcare providers to provide longer-term care for chronic disease management through follow-ups with patients and ensuring timely and appropriate access to specialist care for acute and complex cases.
Working better means working together. JustCo offers you the space you need and the connections that will help your business grow.
The largest co-working space provider in Singapore is ready to impress with Singapore’s first co-working space in a shopping mall within the Marina Centre Precinct!
Estimated to house more than 1,000 members, JustCo @ Marina Square takes on a different concept from the other JustCo centres. With a location like Marina Square, JustCo combines retail and coworking elements within the same space and community by having a marketplace where members and partners get complimentary booths to showcase their products. JustCo @ Marina Square has the capacity to host large events and potential to house an extensive network for community collaborations.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
Kampung Admiralty designed by WOHA Architects comprises two 11-storey residential blocks and offers 104 units of Studio Apartments. Integrated with healthcare, eldercare, childcare and commercial facilities, Kampung Admiralty serves as a one-stop hub that encourages social interaction and active living through its innovative design, communal spaces and sustainable features.
As reflected in its name, Kampung Admiralty is envisaged to foster greater community bonding and reignite the kampung spirit of yesteryear.
Kampung Admiralty is Singapore's first integrated development that adopts UD principles extensively to create an inclusive, well-designed and user-friendly environment for senior residents of all abilities to live comfortably and independently. For instance, the development incorporates a 900-seater hawker centre which is well-lit and well-ventilated as well as a medical centre which brings specialist care and day surgeries targeted at common ailments faced by the elderly. In the flat, elderly-friendly features include grab bars, the use of non-slip vinyl floor, the installation of retractable laundry hanger and built-in induction cooker. The active-ageing hub also offers day programmes for seniors and has day care and rehabilitation services for those with greater needs.
Dog owners in Tiong Bahru and beyond now have a space for their furry pets to roam freely and safely! Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has transformed the state land at Tiong Poh Road into a dog park named Tiong Bahru Dog Run.
Member of Parliament, Ms Indranee Rajah stumbled upon the piece of state land previously and thought it would make a wonderful dog park. She then approached SLA for assistance and they agreed to allow the use of the land for a dog run. SLA also put in lights, for additional safety and security. MP Rajah officiated the opening of Tiong Bahru Dog Run last month.
Integrating smart technology to provide members with comprehensive office solutions within their corporate ecosystem from level 1 to 7 of Republic Plaza at Raffles Place, Distrii innovates the way businesses interact with office spaces, resources and applications. Via the intuitive Distrii App, they empower you to run your business with everything at your fingertips, from facilitating daily operational activities to complementing business networking, equipping you with the convenience you never had before.
Located at heart of Central Business District (CBD), Distrii Singapore’s 60,000 sq ft of workspace @ Republic Plaza is directly connected to Raffles Place MRT Station. With a wide array of workspace options – collaborative spaces, private office to tailored-made Team Space within their coworking environment that encompasses of lifestyle amenities, they welcome all like-minded individuals and organizations to vibe off each other to produce stunning work there with them.
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.