The NCO Club (known previously as the NAAFI Britannia Club) served as a vital social amenity for non-commissioned officers and their families since 1952. Gazetted alongside Blocks 1, 9 and 14 of the Beach Road Camp for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), it was one of the first modern architectural heritage buildings to be conserved in Singapore.
The NCO Club is a building that has been synonymous with the spirit of patriotism and nascent nationalism in Singapore bearing great historical, social and political significance as a place where generations of military servicemen congregated and interacted in an egalitarian, multi- ethnic setting. This was a significant milestone in Singapore’s colonial history.
Together, the four conservation buildings form a unique enclave that embodies different eras in Singapore’s history, expressed through their varied architecture. Like the conserved pre-war Tiong Bahru estate, Blocks 1, 9 and 14 reflect early Modernism with inflections of the Art Deco style. On the other hand, the NCO Club is characteristic of the more austere post-war Modernism and is one of the rare intact examples of modernist architectural heritage in Singapore. They are also representative of a milestone in Singapore’s conservation history where the buildings are neither part of a historic shop house district, nor individual monuments, but a cluster of historically and functionally-related institutional buildings.
Get ready for an exciting voyage on the turbulent high seas and sail off on an explorer adventure at the newly-unveiled Maritime Experiential Museum on Sentosa Island.
After nine months of extensive overhaul, the Maritime Experiential Museum is the only one of its kind in Singapore reconceptualisation, this is the newest attraction on Sentosa Island and dedicated to the exploration of the iconic Maritime Silk Route.
Housing a total of 15 unique galleries including five brand new zones featuring never-before-seen content and installations, the revamped attraction will engage the senses of guests through a combination of state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits, olfactory experiences and plenty of stunning Instagram-worthy displays.
Greeted by the four world-famous seafarers with holographic effect in the Briefing Room, guests will embark on the maritime adventure through the eyes of Marco Polo, the merchant from Venice; Sang Nila Utama, Palembang prince and founder of Singapura; Ibn Battuta, Moroccan scholar and explorer; and Zheng He, Chinese admiral and fleet commander.
After a glimpse into how maritime trade and cross-cultural exchanges contribute to the progress of civilisation and shape the world today, guests enter the immersive Learning To Navigate chamber – an all-new interactive gallery designed like a lower deck of a ship. Guests can try their hand at reading nautical charts, navigate a mariner’s compass or learn more about the ancient art of celestial navigation. Replicas and projections of early trading vessels that ply the Maritime Silk Route, such as the Chinese Junk, Javanese Jong and Borobudur Ship, offer awe-inspiring 360-degree views and fascinating details on the construction of these sturdy ships.
Next, a vibrant marketplace at The Flavours of Maritime Silk Route depicts how precious merchandise such as silk, spices and gemstones were so highly sought after that traders were willing to risk their lives for them.
Guests can continue their journey and marvel at the Jewel of Muscat – designed like a 9th century Arabian Dhow – which made a tumultuous 138-day voyage from Oman to Singapore in 2010 using ancient navigational methods with a crew of 15. The immersive Typhoon Theater, a must-see anchor attraction, simulates a sinking ship in a treacherous storm, letting guests face the wrath of the sea before descending into the depths of the ocean.
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.
Marina Bay Sands's new permanent attraction, Digital Light Canvas, will take immersive experiences to new heights through a multi-sensory combination of technology and digital art. It will be unveiled on 22 December in time for the festive holidays.
Located at the North Promenade of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands1, this permanent attraction is commissioned to multi-award winning Japanese art collective teamLab, who also created the landmark Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at ArtScience Museum.
The new attraction, which took about two years from conception to completion, will feature teamLab’s proprietary 4D vision display technology in the form of a magnificent 14-metre tall light sculpture suspended from the ceiling. More than 401,000 full-coloured LEDs are strung within 608 tubes hanging within the cylindrical sculpture. This interactive technology allows users to project pre-programmed 3D objects onto the installation via their smartphones. Read more about this fascinating new attraction here.
FAME is the first rooftop KTV pub in town. Located on the top floor of Bugis+, this octagon-shaped pub with a woody cottage theme surrounded by glass windows provides you more than just coziness but an all new concept of what you have never experience.
FAME is equipped with a top notch ktv system, darts board, stage plus live band performances, open mic nights and many more that will ensure patrons' visits/private events will be more than a memorable experience. Whether it's a private function, networking event or a birthday party, they will assist you through the entire process from planning stages throughout the event with attentiveness and warmest hospitality.
Have you been to ION Sky yet? Travel Back in Time and Discover Orchard Road’s history at ION Sky
At Level 56 and 218m above, be surrounded by panoramic views of Singapore as you discover history in a specially commissioned multimedia show by award-winning Singaporean Singer/ Songwriter Dick Lee. Get a glimpse of what Singapore and Orchard Road used to look like when they were fruit orchards and nutmeg plantations and how they have transformed.
The multimedia animation, approximately eleven minutes long, unfolds across four chapters starting from the 1800s when the spice trade began to flourish and settlements were established, to the evolution of Orchard Road, before concluding with Singapore’s transformation into the modern metropolis that it is today. The music accompanying the animation is inspired by the some of the best film scores with a whimsical touch that transports the audience through time and space as the story develops.
Each admission to the multimedia show is for 45 minutes and the showtimes are: 2:00 - 2:45 pm, 2:45 - 3:30 pm, 3:30 - 4:15 pm, 4:15 - 5:00 pm, 5:00 - 5:45 pm, 7:00 – 7:45 pm and lastly 7:45 – 8:30 pm. Please read here for more information pertaining to the redemption of admission tickets to visit ION Sky.
Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is upping the ante in the entertainment scene in the east of the city, with the opening of Singapore’s first all-new laser projection multiplex at the new Singpost Centre retail mall, located at the heart of Paya Lebar.
Laser projection made its debut on the screens in all eight auditoriums at the 756-seat GV Paya Lebar, which officially opened to the public last month.
With a brightness of 20,000 lumens, the Barco Smart Laser Projection delivers unprecedented picture quality, far outperforming traditional digital projections. The new system creates higher contrast, clearer, crisper imagery and higher colour saturation, providing viewers with a far superior visual effect.
Similarly, auditorium seating has undergone a radical re-think from conventional cinema row-seating. Fusing contemporary design with essential modern-day comfort, GV Paya Lebar’s latest seating concept in its DUO DELUXE hall, gives movie goers the option of enhanced privacy and comfort. With its opulent twin leatherette seats, specially designed with lumbar cushion for superior support, the exclusive 58-seat cinema is further testament to GV’s uncompromising approach to creating the ultimate cinema experience.
Marina Bay Sands is set to unveil an unprecedented entertainment experience with a new, state-of-the-art light and water show, Spectra, on 2 June.
The city skyline will glimmer with a kaleidoscope of colours and spectacular lights each night with Spectra, a free-to-public outdoor light and water show displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade.
Combining an array of state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects and projections, the show promises to be a multimedia extravaganza set to an orchestral soundtrack composed by award-winning local music producer Kenn C. At the heart of the performance lies a bespoke, 12-metre tall laminated glass-and-stainless-steel prism that bursts into life throughout the show.
New at Forum The Shopping Mall is Sandy Dandy; an Indoor Sand Playground for little ones to be imaginative and creative while having fun!
Sandy Dandy is a novel indoor sandplay haven for children of age 1 and above, allowing them to stretch their imagination and creativity. Kids learn and play with physical developments where it improves motor skills in an interactive space.
Coupled with a cosy rest area for parents and one-stop party service, Sandy Dandy offers both kids and parents an environment for independent and social learning, sharing of ideas and exploration; encouraging a natural bonding space for everyone.
Let ‘em Play is Singapore’s new family-centric edutainment hub located in the West, offering a wide range of activities and programmes that are suitable for both adults and children.
Their activities focus greatly on parent-child bonding and interaction. The obstacles are designed to allow parents to support their children while they overcome their fear of heights through simple challenges and tasks.
The indoor-only activities available at Let 'em Play are specially chosen and designed to cover all aspects of psycho-motor skills and character development for the young ones. Each of them covers a specific aspect in brain and body development. They proudly present you with the following challenges:
Fun Climbing Walls
Indoor High Elements Obstacle Course (The one and only in Singapore!)
Augmented Reality Bouldering / Climbing (The first in Singapore!)
AV Intelligence has relocated to a different floor level within Millenia Walk. Visit them at their new showroom (unit #01-71) to enjoy the best audio systems, an immersive music experience and a wide range of Bang & Olufsen products.
AV Intelligence is all about entertainment systems. More than that, they are about the moment when you are so drawn into a listening or home-cinema experience that an uncontrollable smile forms on your face, all the noise in your life simply fades away, it’s just you and the music or the movie. When you have the right products, expertly set up, high-end AV can make you feel all of the above. Like the roar of a Ferrari when you push the accelerator to the floor, or the first sip of a great Bordeaux, or the moment when Mount Everest finally comes into view, framed by a perfect blue sky. High-end AV can be magnificent.
Wine, dine and party the night away on the water’s edge of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay at Monti, the waterfront’s latest lifestyle destination.
Monti combines the best of food, drink and entertainment at the iconic Fullerton Pavilion. The sexy multi-concept space, with panoramic tunes of the entire Marina Bay, is a novel destination for more than dinner and drinks. Monti evolves from an elegant dining experience into the perfect spot for late-night cocktails with life DJ sets.
Combining personalised service, modern interpretations of Italian food, fresh craft cocktails and an unparalleled nightlife experience, Monti is the set to be the bay’s new jewel.
McGettigan’s proudly wears the tagline “The Modern Irish Experience”, as it reflects the best of modern Irish food, culture, sports and music. The McGettigan's brand is steeped in Irish family history and uses this strong heritage and valuable experience to bring a real flavour of Ireland and its renowned hospitality to a global market. Each venue boasts unique décor, award winning Irish food and perfectly poured drinks with the world's top sporting events televised live on HD screens.
The bars frequently play host to some of the best in Irish and international live music, comedy and entertainment acts. McGettigan’s Pub was first opened in Ireland in the 1960’s on Queen Street, Dublin by Jim McGettigan. Since that day, the business has grown from Dublin, to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and returned home to Ireland with two outlets currently in operation in Counties Donegal and Limerick.
November 2013, McGettigan’s moved back home to the place where it all started for founder of the business, Jim McGettigan, as the award winning pub opened in Letterkenny, County Donegal in the North West of Ireland where Jim was born and raised.
9Goubuli, a celebrated dining establishment in China, is opening its very first international outlet at Marina Bay Sands.
Steeped in history, with the original recipes dating back to 1858, Goubuli gained global fame over time for its baozi – the delicate handmade steamed buns with a soupy filling using half leavened dough and bursting with flavours from the North of China.
Goubuli in Tianjin already has a steady fan-base and is a must amongst visitors to the city, including global dignitaries and leading entertainment personalities.
Enjoy a comprehensive menu serving up hand-crafted buns, dumplings by the team of Baozi Masters and traditional soup, handpulled noodles, Cantonese roast and seafood dishes prepared by seasoned Chefs.
You will also be impressed with staples such as the Steam Xiao Long Bao, Pan-Fried Buns with Pork Stuffing, Onion Pancake and Shanghainese Wonton in Red Oil Vinegar.
The 3,811 square feet restaurant is designed to cater for family dinners, corporate functions or a quiet meal for a small group. The three private dining rooms are perfect for a celebration during the festive seasons or special occasions. The culinary team is also open to customizing menus to suit different palates. 9Goubuli’s warm ambience is completed with dark wooden motif wood paneling, oriental furniture, marble-top tables and beautiful table-setting.
Experience the sensational food, superb wine menu and live evening entertainment! Then relax in their glamorous champagne & cocktail lounge section.
Culture, music and dance play an important part of the Lebanese lifestyle. At Layalina Privée, they express and celebrate this through their evening live entertainment.
They offer the excellent selections of celebrated Lebanese cuisine, fine wine and exquisite cocktails, but also the beautiful culture-infused atmosphere for a one of a kind dining experience complemented by the evening live entertainment including magic comedy and the famous belly dancing performances.
#03-14 Sultan Link Building, 63 Mohamed Sultan Road
With its unique location within the picturesque enclave and the diversity of the Sentosa Cove community which consists of residents, hotel guests, business executives, locals and tourists, Quayside Isle offers a gastronomic selection for all occasions. Be it business lunches with your clients and associates, romantic restaurant dinners with your significant other, intimate family gatherings or after work cocktails to unwind or celebrate with your colleagues, be prepared for an enchanting dining experience with a mix of international cuisines, comprising Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish and more.
Located in the exclusive Sentosa Cove and next to the luxurious W Singapore - Sentosa Cove hotel, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove is a dining and retail destination within the luxury waterfront precinct that offers a curated selection of eateries and specialty retail stores.
With an enchanting location, panoramic views and a host of gastronomic and retail delights, Quayside Isle allows you to experience a unique getaway without having to leave Singapore. It provides the perfect magical setting for lovers to romance, families to celebrate, and special occasions to be remembered.