Facebook announces on their official page that Facebook's first custom-built data center in Asia will be located in Singapore. The 170,000 sqm data center represents an investment of more than $1.4 billion Singapore Dollars and will support hundreds of jobs and form parts of their growing presence in Singapore and across Asia.
They've selected Singapore for a number of reasons, including robust infrastructure and access to fiber, a talented local workforce and a great set of community partners, including the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Jurong Town Corporation, both of which have helped them move this project forward.
Their data centers are highly advanced facilities that help bring Facebook apps and services to people around the world every day. The Singapore Data Center will join their portfolio of hyper-efficient facilities; it has been designed from the ground up with new features to minimize the use of water, energy and land.
Occupying 28,000 sqm, equivalent to three football fields, the MBCCS is designed as an architectural icon with the capability to accommodate some of the world's largest ships. The terminal features a spacious arrival and departure hall as well as a large ground transportation area to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for passengers.
MBCCS is set to expand as regional traffic grows. MBCCS, which has two berths now, has enough capacity to survive the next 3-5 years. More berths needed as Marina Bay terminal is set to receive over one million passengers a year
With passenger numbers at MBCCS likely to cross the 1-million-passenger mark this financial year, the terminal is taking steps to avoid possible congestion by tapping smart technology.
By September 2019, a total of 460 cameras, each capable of clicking 750 images a second, will be installed at MBCC with sensors fixed at key locations such as the check-in and baggage handling areas.
The multi-tenanted JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul, which will be the first of its kind, will integrate a multi-storey inland container depot, warehouses and a heavy vehicle park when it opens by 2019.
The development comprises a warehouse block of modular units of between 1,600 sqm to 2,500 sqm including rooftop space for heavy vehicle and/or chassis parking; and another block with high ceiling for Inland Container Depot (ICD) operations. The gross floor area is approximately 143,370 square metres.
Eunoia Junior College will move into its permanent Bishan site at the end of 2019, ready for the commencement of the school term in 2020. The Bishan campus is situated at the junction of Sin Ming Avenue and Marymount Road, overlooking Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and both Bishan and Ang Mo Kio estates.
Eunoia Junior College will be the first high-rise junior college in Singapore, with two academic blocks 10 and 12 storeys high respectively. A library with splendid panoramic view towards Bishan Park sits at the top two floors of the 10-storey block, allowing all to be inspired by the green serenity of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. A 900-seater theatre will be equipped for performances, seminars and cohort-based lectures, on top of a range of seminar rooms, learning rooms, science laboratories and other special programme rooms.
The college will also be the first school in Singapore with an elevated track and field stadium as part of its infrastructure. A full 8-lane track, field, space for sports and games, and a viewing gallery will be located at the top of the structure adjacent to Marymount Road. The field shelters various student interaction areas from the sun and rain, including music rooms, CCA rooms, a dance studio, a multi-purpose hall, a 900 pax auditorium and various arcades for mass activities.
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.
The State Courts handle about 90 per cent of Singapore's caseload, which equates to more than 300,000 cases per year. The new State Courts Towers on Upper Cross Street (located just beside the current State Courts building) are currently under construction so to meet with future needs and to support the push for an efficient, responsive and effective judiciary.
When completed, the new State Courts Towers will house more than 60 courtrooms and over 50 hearing chambers to meet the needs of society, providing better access to justice and timely dispute resolution.
The project consisting of a court tower and an office tower costs $450 million. The new State Courts Towers will stand at 178m tall with 3 basement levels and slated to be operational in 2020.
Today, Seletar Airport is Singapore’s second civilian airport, serving general aviation (such as training, medical evacuation & MRO flights) and business aviation (private jets) users. The current terminal will be torn down when the new facility opens.
The new, two-storey terminal is sited at the eastern side of Seletar Airport. It will have a gross floor area of 9,500 square metres, of which 500 square metres will be dedicated to serving business aviation passengers.
Designed for around 700,000 passenger movements per annum, the building will be significantly larger than the current terminal, which handled about 26,700 passenger movements in 2015. This will support the relocation of scheduled turboprop flights from Changi Airport to Seletar Airport upon the completion of the new terminal in end-2018.
The layout of the new terminal is dictated by clean lines and a functional design to keep the travel experience simple and efficient for all passengers. Passenger operations will take place on the ground floor, with a clear separation between the departure and arrival areas. To handle scheduled commercial flights, the departure area will have 4 check-in counters, four immigration counters, two security screening stations and a gate holdroom which can seat close to 200 passengers. Departing passengers will be able to go through check-in, immigration and security screening in a fuss-free manner via a straightforward route, enabling a quick and stress-free boarding process for passengers.
Passengers travelling on chartered business jets and private jets can look forward to a private drop-off area and a dedicated check-in area where they will be able to enjoy quick pre-departure clearance in a private and exclusive setting. The terminal will also feature amenities such a lounge area and dedicated immigration and security screening areas for these passengers.
Drawing inspiration from its lush and serene surroundings, the new terminal will sport a modern tropical look on the faÃ§ade and in the interiors. The design blends warm woody tones with a theme of nature, with a landscaped garden in the middle of the terminal. Accessible from the drop-off area at the entrance, the garden will provide a calm oasis for departing passengers and well-wishers.
On the airside, passengers will be able to board their flights conveniently with 3 aircraft parking stands adjacent to the terminal. This reduces the need for passengers to be bussed, enabling greater operational efficiency and faster aircraft turnaround time. The three aircraft parking stands will be supplemented by another 60 located at the rest of the airport.
Tengah Town embodies Housing & Development Board's (HDB) vision for new towns of the future - green, sustainable and smart. The first HDB town to full intergrate with its surrounding ecosystems, it will also be the first to have a car-free town centre nestled next to a lush green park.
Guided by HDB's Smart and Sustainable framework, Tengah will offer some 42,000 residential dwelling units, providing new living opportunities in the west to meet housing needs.
Around 1,500 HDB flats will be the first to be launched in November this year at Tengah, the first new town in more than 20 years.
When it is fully developed in two decades, Tengah could comprise 42,000 new homes: 30,000 units of public housing and 12,000 units of private housing.
And when completed, Tengah will grow to about 700 hectares, which is roughly equivalent in size to Bishan Town.
Tengah was conceptualised as a unique town in Singapore and as the country's first "Forest Town" with a green theme spread across the district.
A new and bigger Arrival Hall has opened at Changi Airport Terminal 1, increasing the terminal’s floor area by 35% to 8,500m2.
The new hall is part of a larger expansion plan for T1, estimated to boost the terminal’s handling capacity to 24 million passenger movements per annum. The terminal served about 3.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018.
With the recent opening of the new arrival zone; travellers will collect their bags and walk down a passageway before entering the public area which used to be the road outside the terminal.
Within the arrival hall is a new garden featuring palm trees of up to 15m in height, a feature pool and a diversity of flora incorporated with dragonfly topiaries and sculptures. This is the airport’s first garden situated in the public area.
8 Hullet is a freehold residential apartment property in the bustling Orchard area, developed by Lian Huat Group. It is expected to be completed in the year 2022.
This residential project will have just one 20-storey tall building with a limited 44 one to three bedroom units in total.
From vibrant Somerset to the artistic Orchard Cineleisure, experience a kaleidoscope of shopping, lifestyle and cultural adventures where the splendour of cosmopolitan living is at your fingertips. At 8 Hullet Road, the city is your home with each day bringing a new experience waiting to be celebrated.
Nestled in the lush enclave of Sunrise Terrace, the 3-storey Alana cluster homes offer landed-style living with condo facilities and 24-hour gated security. Enjoy generous living spaces of up to 3,000 sq ft, access to the tropical outdoors and individual pool decks.
The units at this Hawaii-inspired cluster development come in different configurations and all have frontage views of the gardens, an open-air roof terrace with trellises and two parking lots at the basement car park.
Located next to East Coast Park with existing public and private housings in the surrounding, the 60-ha Bayshore Precinct will be a new lifestyle waterfront urban village for about 12,500 dwelling units of public and private housing when ready. A 1 km-long main street will anchor the precinct, which will have wider pavements to make a more pleasant walking and cycling experience for you.
Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood where the main street is lined with shops, cafes, grocery stores, childcare and elderly facilities within a short walk or bicycle ride from home. Residents can enjoy tree-lined walkways, or cycle along dedicated cycling paths to the nearby Bayshore MRT station and Bedok South MRT station.
Bayshore Precinct is also being planned as a future-ready community, which is sustainable, people-centric and car-lite with flexibility to accommodate change over time. In the future, the use of Autonomous Vehicles may present opportunities to free up space for parks, community facilities and other uses. The master plan will anticipate changes in technology in phases, providing resiliency to adapt to the changing needs.
The Verandah Residences is an upcoming & rare freehold residential development with a black & white colonial concept by established developer, Oxley Holdings Limited. This exquisite low-rise apartment is located on Pasir Panjang Road.
This project will have a total of 4 blocks and it comprises a total of 170 residential units.
As an investment opportunity, The Verandah Residences is expected to enjoy strong tenant demand from surrounding employment nodes such as Mapletree Business City, Singapore Science Park, One North and National University of Singapore (NUS).
One of Singapore oldest mosques, Angullia Mosque, closes for redevelopment which will see it transform into a four-storey building that can accommodate 2,500 congregants.
Angullia Mosque has been an iconic landmark in the area of Serangoon Road and Little India for more than 120 years.
The Mosque was built on Wakaff land bequeathed by MSE Angullia. Still standing at its present site, the first blueprints of the Mosque was dated in 1890.
Since its initial construction somewhere in the late 1890s, several upgrading works have been undertaken to maintain its functionality and relevance to its immediate community.
Angullia Mosque serves a large community of Muslims within the Serangoon Road district and many of their congregants include both the local and foreign workforce within the Serangoon Road business district.
Over the years, the capacity and infrastructure of the mosque are not able to keep up with the numbers and demands of their daily congregants.
From Sunday, 14 January 2018, three new roads in Bidadari estate will be partially opened to serve the upcoming developments in the estate. The new roads are Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent & Woodleigh Link
With the opening of the new roads, three new signalised junctions will also be commissioned in the area to regulate vehicular and pedestrian movement.
Among the three new roads, Bidadari Park Drive road is a major road that will serve as the main transportation spine of Bidadari. It will eventually traverse the full length of the new estate, from Bartley Road to Upper Serangoon Road, serving residents throughout the estate.
Running alongside Bidadari Park Drive is Bidadari Greenway, which extends from the northern to the southern end of the estate. Featuring lush greenery, the 1.6km-long Bidadari Greenway will form a “green spine” connecting the housing developments to the Bidadari Park. It will be lined with rest spots, commercial and social communal facilities, creating opportunities for more community interaction. Pedestrian and cycling paths running through the greenway will also enable residents to walk and cycle seamlessly in the estate.
Kingsford Waterbay is a new and upcoming condo located at Upper Serangoon View in District 19 by Kingsford Development, right beside Punggol Park. Located just along side Greenwich V and Fernvale Mall, it presents an ideal location for some family fun and gatherings. A truly unique lifestyle awaits you at the heart of Sengkang and Punggol.
Nestled in a tranquil corner of northeastern Singapore, Waterbay offers you the convenience of living in Singapore’s premier coastal new town development, as well as the privacy and quietude of a location tucked away from the suburban bustle. Enjoy cosmopolitan shopping, partake in electrifying watersport activities or just lose yourself in the warm embrace of greenery, all in the neighbourhood you call home. With its meandering waterways, breezy beaches and tree-lined rivers, this is waterfront living that combines modernity, heritage and nature seamlessly.
Based on the design of the sailing boat, Waterbay is like a ship that sails through two rivers – Serangoon River on one side and an over 400m swimming pool and water feature on the other.
Based on the design of a sailing boat, Waterbay is like a ship that sails through two rivers – Serangoon River on one side and an over 400m swimming pool and water feature on the other. There are many facilities in Kingsford Waterbay for your family and friends to enjoy. Read more about this new property here.
Recognising the building’s heritage value, its role as a landmark in the area and the social memories it holds for the community, the building owner, Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) is supportive of the conservation efforts and is working closely with URA to keep the building as part of our national history.
Completed in 1954, this Art Deco Style building is a well-known local landmark along Serangoon Road. It was the bottling factory that produced popular soft drinks such as Sinalco, Kickapoo Joy Juice and Royal Crown Cola. It is also one of the last few remaining structures along the stretch of Kallang River that reflect the area’s rich industrial past, and contribute to the heritage of the Kallang River.
The two-storey L-shaped main building facing Serangoon Road will be conserved. This includes the signage tower, a representative feature that many will be familiar with. Read more about this conservation effort.
ARC 380 is a magnificent 16-storey commercial development located mere minutes from the Central Business District, the Novena medical hub and Marina Bay Financial Centre. The upcoming Bendemeer MRT Station is a five minute stroll away and all major expressways and arterial roads are easily accessible to ARC 380.
With a modern contemporary design, ARC 380 stands out effortlessly with its unique tower clad in an impressive curtain wall finish, juxtaposed by lush cantilevered sky terraces. Its curved Arc form maximizes panoramic views from every office unit while accentuating its sleek façade.
At ARC 380, work life balance is maintained with communal sky terraces located on all office floors, a welcome respite for professionals to enjoy the superb view while getting a breath of fresh air. In addition, a 4th storey sky terrace complete with BBQ facilities, water features and an adjoining open roof garden is another perfect location for company bonding. After a hard day’s work, take a dip at the swimming pool on the roof terrace or work up a sweat in the Indoor Gym overlooking the Kallang Basin and upcoming Sports Hub.
ARC 380, the freehold commercial development that will redefine work and play.
Inspired by the fashionable and highly sought after Belgravia district in Central London, developer Tong Eng Group's Belgravia Villas is similarly set within a quiet landed housing estate steeped in culture and history.
Situated within a huge site area of more than 2 hectares amidst vast green public open space, Belgravia Villas comprises an exclusive collection of 100 strata terrace houses and 18 semi-detached houses.
Lush open spaces, intricate landscaping, themed gardens and water features enhance the verdant feel of the development and inspires tranquil living everyday.
Each home is finely fitted out with renowned appliances and fittings from De Dietrich and Smeg while each of the 5 bathrooms come with sanitary wares from Villeroy and Boch and premium faucets and shower systems from Grohe. With your personalized home lift, access to your 5 levels of living space is at the touch of your fingertip.
Sembawang Hot Spring, the only hot spring on mainland Singapore, will be developed into a community park 10 times its current size.
The Sembawang Hot Spring was discovered in 1908 on the grounds owned by a Chinese merchant, Seah Eng Keong. Since then, the land has changed hands a few times. It was once a thermal bathhouse for Japanese soldiers, after their occupation of Singapore during World War II.
Sembawang Hot Spring holds many memories for the community that has used it over the years. The design of the new Sembawang Hot Spring Park is shaped by the 'kampung-like' environment and will be kept rustic with various spaces where visitors can gather & enjoy the activities in this unique park. The design will be further refined with ideas and suggestions received from the public.
Work on the park will begin in early 2018 and are expected to be completed by 2019.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the enhanced conveyance system of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 to mark the start of construction works.
A super highway for used water management, the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) was conceived in the 1990s as a long-term solution for Singapore’s used water collection, treatment, reclamation and disposal needs.
The deep tunnels in Phase 2 will connect to the existing deep tunnels in Phase 1 serving the eastern part of Singapore and the public sewer network to create one seamless integrated system. The whole of Singapore will be served by the DTSS when Phase 2 is complete by 2025. Used water will be conveyed from the DTSS via gravity to three centralised water reclamation plants for treatment, before it undergoes further purification to produce NEWater, or discharged into the sea.
Spanning over 315,000 square meters, Luxus Hills is a landed housing estate by developer Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited marked by a collection of contermporary semi-detached and terrace houses, built respectfully to accomodate everyone in the family. Standing royally on a 999-year leasehold location of superior value, each home is a treasured gem nestled in a tranquil environment that shelters you from the flurries of life. Here, within this private enclave of comfort, you can share moments, create memories and force familial bonds together.
Luxus Hills is a gorgeous collection of contemporary terrace houses built for those who appreciate the finer things in life, while placing priority in close family ties. It is situated in Seletar Hills Estate located along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and Yio Chu Kang Road.
It has great balance between countryside living and urban conveniences of Centre Business District. Just outside its quiet walls, a multitude of lively shopping and dining avenues beckons Greenwich V, AMK Hub and Compass Point. With new mega developments sprouting around the vicinity, like the Punggol Waterway Park and Seletar Aerospace Park, it will make Luxus Hills an even more coveted address and desirable investment.
Beautifully conceived to create an exquisite balance between space, nature and the convenience of downtown living, Le Quest by QingJian Realty (South Pacific) Group is a modern mixed development comprising five blocks of 516 well-appointed 99-year leasehold residential units, lifestyle, dining and convenience options and a world of thoughtful facilities.
Located along Bukit Batok Street 41, Le Quest is served by key expressways and near three major MRT lines. With renowed educational institutes, lush greenery, world class healthcare, the shopping and entertainment hub of Jurong Gateway and the bustling development of the western region by the Singapore government in close proximity, get ready to revitalise the way you live.
Located within Hillion Mall at Petir Road, PCF Sparkletots @ Cashew is PAP Community Foundation's (PCF) first childcare centre in an intergrated development. With a space of of over 2,000 sqm, the centre will provide full day child care and infant care services for over 280 children.
Their educators believe young children have an innate curiosity about their environment and a spontaneous desire to explore, imagine, construct and question. To support and develop this natural desire, their S.T.E.A.M. Approach (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) enables children to explore, experiment and engage all their senses.
The centre's curriculum will follow that of other PCF Sparkletots pre-schools, which is regularly reviewed, and focuses on areas like numeracy, creative expression and motor skills development.
A flagship landed development by CapitaLand, Victoria Park Villas is an exclusive and prestigious landed development in the prime District 10 offering 106 semi-detached houses and three distinctive bungalows.
Victoria Park Villas is designed by not just one, but three independent architects, led by master architect Mok Wei Wei from the renowned firm W Architects.
This unique arrangement ensures diversity as well as coherence in design, leading Victoria Park Villas a stunning, sophisticated appeal. Every detail is relentlessly pursued, combining liveability and luxury. This is where beauty. the greater promises of life - and you - can truly call home.
Sitting on a 403,000 square feet site at the junction of Coronation Road and Victoria Park Road, Victoria Park Villas' landed houses are perched on elevated land along Victoria Park Road within the Good Class Bungalow neighbourhood. To be completed in 2018, Victoria Park Villas presents a keenly awaited opportunity for homebuyers to own a brand new home in one of the most sought after addresses in Singapore.
Victoria Park Villas is about a 10-minute walk from Farrer Road and Tan Kah Kee MRT stations, surrounded by myriad dining, recreational and retail options in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, ION Orchard, Coronation Shopping Plaza, and Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is also a 10-minute drive to Singapore’s world-renowned Orchard Road shopping belt and the Central Financial District.
It is also surrounded by reputable schools including Nanyang Primary School, Raffles Girls Primary School, St Margaret’s Secondary School, Hwa Chong Institution, Anglo-Chinese School International, National Junior College and the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus.
The Stamford Arts Centre at Waterloo Street will undergo a S$7 million redevelopment and it will reopen in the middle of next year as an arts space fully dedicated to traditional arts, complete with a new multi-purpose hall, a space for resident artists and an F&B outlet, among other improvements.
The arts centre will be managed by Arts House Limited, which also manages other arts housing spaces such as Goodman Arts Centre and Aliwal Arts Centre.
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.
Mandai, in Northern part of Singapore will be developed into a 126ha eco-tourism hub. The area now houses the Singapore Zoo, the River Safari and the Night Safari. But from as early as 2020, they will be joined by two new attractions - the Bird Park, which will be relocated from Jurong, and the new Rainforest Park.
When completed, Mandai’s eco-tourism hub is expected to attract more than 10 million visitors each year, as well as generate a significant number of jobs in conservation research, tourism and hospitality, said developer Mandai Park Holdings as it launched the construction phase of the project on Monday (Jan 16).
Singapore will reclaim land through the development of a polder at the north-western tip of Pulau Tekong. This innovative, cost-saving method, to be used for the first time here, will be adopted by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) for the upcoming land reclamation project.
Construction will commence at the end of next year, and the reclamation is slated for completion around 2022. The plot of land to be added is equivalent to the size of two Toa Payoh towns and would be used for military training. Unlike the traditional method of infilling with sand, this new “empoldering” method involves creating a tract of reclaimed land from the sea or a surrounding water body, by constructing a dike and a network of drains, water pumping systems and canals. It will substantially reduce the amount of sand needed for land reclamation, and reap savings on upfront construction costs.
Andaz Hotel will open in Singapore's new 1.73-million-square-foot Duo Development.
Hyatt Hotels and property developers M+S are planning to open an Andaz Hotel in the hip Ophi- Rochor district of Singapore. The hotel, which is not slated to open until 2017, will be a part of the upcoming Duo Development and will be home to over 340 guest rooms, multiple restaurants and bars, a lounge area, meeting and event spaces, spa services, a fitness center, a gift shop, and an outdoor pool and venue. The hotel will be the first Andaz in Singapore and the first in Southeast Asia.
The Duo Development, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Ole Scheeren, is in the first stages of construction and upon completion will cover an area of 1.73 million square feet. In addition to the hotel, the 49-story property will include 660 luxury residences, 56,000 square feet of retail space and 570,000 square feet of office space. The two towers of the Duo Development will curve along a crescent and include gardens, a viewing platform and pools on the multi-level rooftops. It will also include a direct underground connection to the Bugis MRT Station.
The OutPost is more than a coworking space. Their core mission is to help resident companies enter the Southeast Asian market quickly and effectively.
They cater to entrepreneurial growth companies starting their first Southeast Asian offices as well as earlier-stage companies scoping out the market.
Their flagship facility offers a plug & play coworking space in Singapore and flexible, cost-effective lease terms in a fun, shared environment. Resident companies can easily network and learn from one another.
But what really distinguishes The OutPost is their team of experienced professionals with domain expertise in business development, marketing, public relations, law, accounting and finance who maintain strong relationships throughout the Southeast Asian region. Either directly or through their roster of trusted partners, they can offer a holistic service offering to get companies new to the region up and running in the shortest time possible and to help them expand