Designed by Crown Digital, the smart retail solution provider arm of Crown Coffee, the latest version of ELLA, ELLA X, was built on the back of 4 earlier prototypes and experience from serving over 80,000 cups of coffee at over 40 events across the last 2 years. Situated next to Crown Coffee’s CT Hub 2 location, she is the first commercial standalone model designed for unmanned and contactless retail operations that is launched in the public domain.
Fully self-contained with its own mobile app, payment gateway and e-wallet, the end user can order and make payment on the Crown Coffee app on-the-go, while earning rebates by paying using Crown Dollars stored in their Crown Wallet. While ELLA is preparing the coffee, an interactive transparent OLED screen opens up a myriad of possibilities – from serving as an augmented reality photo booth to displaying customised dynamic advertising that is targeted to the end-user’s profile, or even indulging the end-user in a quick game or two. All while ELLA’s six axis robot arm works her magic behind the screen to produce the perfect cup of barista-quality coffee, using high quality Buscaglione Coffee beans that are ground-to-order and freshly frothed milk.
Visitors to Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) can look forward to a new state-of-the-art digital experience attraction added to the range of leisure and tourism offerings available at Singapore’s latest iconic lifestyle destination. A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the Changi Experience Studio was conceived and designed by Changi Airport Group to be a space that tells interesting stories of Changi Airport in a way that brings wonder and delight to both adults and children alike.
Located on Level 4 of Jewel, the studio presents a journey of fun and discovery through the exciting virtual world of Changi Airport featuring a garden that sings, an adrenaline-pumping runway race, a quest to collect airport trolleys, a battle of smiles and more.
With a collection of over 20 different touchpoints and ten zones spread over 3,000sqm (about half the size of a football field), the Changi Experience Studio utilises technology to present a diverse mix of unique experiences under one roof, including interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits. Each touchpoint tells a different slice of the Changi Airport story uncovered through the visitor’s participation. For instance, visitors can have fun playing games simulating different functions at the airport and learning how things work behind-the scenes through interactive projection exhibits. They can also look forward to an immersive show that will trigger their senses and imagination about the past and future of aviation.
Designed with a mix of experiences that offer both individual engagement and social bonding, the space is suitable for families, friends and groups looking for a fun outing or interesting communal activities. As an indicative guide to help visitors plan their day’s programme, it takes over 90 minutes to complete all the experiences within the Changi Experience Studio.
Exploration of the studio is done primarily with the Travel Guide – a personal interactive device that accompanies every visitor on their journey through the studio. A seemingly simple piece of cardboard with all its technology embedded within, the versatile Travel Guide enables active interaction and spontaneous engagement between the visitor and the exhibits in different ways. This technology used in Changi Experience Studio premiers for the first time across Singapore and Asia.
The Changi Experience Studio operates daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm (last entry is at 9.00pm). The entry fee for Singapore residents is $19 for Adults and $13 for Children / Seniors. Families enjoy a bundle rate of $54 (for 2 Adults and 2 Children / Seniors). Children below 6 years old enjoy free entry.
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 new Digital Loyang II (SIN12) Singapore data centre is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2020, marking a significant expansion and further development of the Digital Realty Loyang connected campus.
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions.
The new data centre in Loyang Drive will be located less than 25 kilometres from Singapore's central business district and will provide up to 50 megawatts (MW) of critical power capacity to regional and global customers. The multi-story facility will offer a total footprint of 34,000 square metres and will ultimately broaden opportunities for more international companies to expand their core digital assets into the key Singapore market.
Both the existing SIN11 and planned SIN12 facilities are strategically located close to the Changi North Cable landing station, a key sub-sea internet landing station for the region. Digital Realty already enjoys a relationship with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to provide local peering at Digital Realty's Singapore data centre facilities in Jurong West (SIN10) and Loyang East (SIN11). Customers in both facilities benefit from this relationship through greater and more cost-effective connectivity options. These peering points on both ends of the island enhance the overall resiliency of the peering solution ecosystem in Singapore.
About one quarter of the retail space at the new Funan mall has been taken up and local theatre company W!LD RICE is among one of the latest tenants announced together with a few other familiar brands.
The retail mall will have 200 shops over six storeys, and is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.
W!LD RICE will build a 18,000 sq ft, 380-seat theatre - the first facility of its kind designed and managed by a local theatre group to be located within a commercial complex.
W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
Pixel Studios by The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is the first dedicated facility in Singapore to spur the next generation of digital content creators and media professionals to explore innovative ways of content creation and storytelling.
Spearheaded by IMDA and managed by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), the 25,000 sq ft space located at the Pixel building in one-north, is one of IMDA’s PIXEL (Promising Innovations and Experiential Learning) innovation spaces.
By providing a full suite of facilities and resources backed by capability development programmes with industry partners, Pixel Studios aims to build a community of creators and create opportunities for collaboration across the creative ecosystem.
Collaborative areas, production and technology tools at Pixel Studios will support content creators to experiment and innovate with content and technology. Facilities at Pixel Studios include thematic spaces that can double up as sets for filming and production purposes. For example, meeting and seminar rooms are dressed up as a vintage diner, a kopitiam-themed area with a stage for meeting and presentations, a bar-themed area, a kitchen studio, a relaxation corner and screening area, hot desking spaces, and make-up and changing rooms.
The space will also cater to a larger community of game start-ups. They will enjoy more physical space, with an approximate forty per cent increase in floor area compared to the former Games Solution Centre’s premises at Block 71.
Production and technology tools to support experimentation will include a green screen studio equipped with professional video equipment, editing tools such as video post-editing, recording and audio post-production suites; VR/AR gear, as well as game engines.
To grow the community, digital content creators and professionals interested in creating experimental content or pilots, are welcome to explore and use the space by submitting a proposal on the official website, www.IMPIXEL.sg.
Gallery10 is National Museum of Singapore’s first digital gallery.
Its permanent showcase is titled Art of the Rehearsal; a three-channel immersive video installation which you can see at this new gallery.
Art of the Rehearsal is by multidisciplinary artist Sarah Choo Jing. This artwork depicts Singaporean dancers across various cultures practicing along the back lanes of cultural districts in the city. Reflecting on the rigorous and intense training behind the performance, the artist seeks to bring out the consistent determination of the performers. The emphasis of the installation work is on the process rather than on the nal outcome.
The dance performance in the video is presented by Apsaras Arts Ltd, Era Dance Theatre and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Theatre.
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.
FujiFilm Singapore is best known for all Fujifilm products such as photo imaging and digital products, data storage media, graphic arts, medical and life science products for more than 20 years in Singapore.
MOSH!, Singapore’s first digital media edutainment facility, will be opening in Sentosa in February 2016, offering visitors a unique play-to-learn experience by allowing them to create imaginary worlds of their own!
Showcasing state-of-the-art multimedia technology from Japan, MOSH! invites everyone to experience an immersive virtual environment, designed to empower creativity through free play and expression. The opening is timed with the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Japanese relations (SJ50).
Orchestrate fireworks on an interactive projection dancefloor, create one-of-a-kind aquatic creatures that will come alive and befriend you, or launch a jumbo jet from your hand – MOSH! is the perfect destination for a meaningful time spent with the family, and a platform for adventure and self-discovery.
At the launch of their first global concept store in VivoCity mall, BreadTalk announced that they are building a new integrated system that will see its internal kitchen baking processes to external digital screens in-store. Once the freshly-baked breads are ready, the alert will flash across the screens. Nearby office workers can also register their devices with the store and get a notification when their buns are about to be popped onto the shelf.
BreadTalk said all of its outlets in Singapore will progressively be remodelled to the same theme and design with a chef's table as the centrepiece. Its outlets in China will implement the new concept in the first quarter of 2016, followed by Thailand and Indonesia.