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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.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden has doubled in size with a new two-hectare extension that includes new attractions and programmes geared towards youngsters up to 14 years old.
This will allow families with older children to immerse in nature as they explore the different eco-systems simulated in this new extension. It aims to expose children to and help them understand the ecology of plants through nature play and experiential learning. Prior to the extension, the Garden catered to children up to 12 years old.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.
The Garden offers children a space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and all urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips! Be an ‘Adventurer’, ‘Gardener’ or ‘Naturalist’ for a day at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden by following these carefully curated trails.
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
Diggersite is a fun destination and has brought its one-of-a-kind edutainment centre indoor with a new branch set up at Suntec City.
Diggersite offers a unique experience for families and kids! It is a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which forms the basic foundation for writing, crafts and other fine motor activities.
You can also visit their recently relocated new outdoor site at 91 Lorong Chencharu in Yishun.
Diggersite will definitely provide unforgettable day of fun-filled activities designed to enhance hand-eye coordination skills and at the same time fostering independence through hands-on experience in operating the machinery.
Diggersite is a fun destination and a one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides both adults and children with a realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Diggersite has shifted from East Coast and is now located in Yishun.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger; participation at Diggersite is an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token-operated Digger works like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms.
Looking for something fun to do? Pop by Science Centre Singapore and visit their latest exhibitions, The Mind's Eye and Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic: A mirror maze experience.
As part of Science Centre Singapore's 40th anniversary celebrations; 270 sqm space of the centre has been transformed into a huge and captivating mirror maze.
Created by Adrian Fisher Design, record holders of seven Guinness World Records; the maze features 105 mirror cells, with more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, plus holograms and fake exits to make for a wondrous kaleidoscope experience.
The mirror maze also doubles as a setting for an exciting escape room game.
“The Mind’s Eye” exhibition features more than 30 exhibits curated by SCS and is an exhibition of optical illusions.
Among the exhibits is one called “View With A Twist”, which showcases a wire sculpture that “transforms from an elephant into two giraffes simply by shifting the visitor’s point of view”.
A scaly surprise awaits you at Singapore Zoo's newest permanent exhibit RepTopia.
Housing an expanded range of reptiles and amphibians, crawl over for an immersive experience through desserts and tropical forest regions.
Love them or hate them, reptiles are fascinating creatures. Discover the scaly denizens of RepTopia. Make a date with the panther chameleon, Gaboon viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends, and learn more about them through engaging activities especially rolled out for this June holiday.
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.
Spanning 56.8 hectares (half the size of Gardens by the Bay), Kranji Marshes is the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore. It is home to a combination of lush, marsh, woodland and grass habitats with more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies lies in the north-western part of Singapore.
There are two main areas – one that is open to public and the core conservation area which can only be accessed via guided walks. For the public walk, the start journey begins at Kranji Gate which is located at the end of Neo Tiew Lane 2 (beside D'Kranji Farm Resort).
The walk is a relatively straight-forward linear one, a 1km route which ends at 10-metre tall Raptor Tower which offers a panoramic view of the entire Kranji Marshes.
To complete an educational day out, be sure to head to the nearby Marsh Station where they can learn more about the birds and their respective bills and feet.
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.
Lines of Life aims to make the Rail Corridor highly-visible, accessible, connected and relatable to communities, not just from north to south of Singapore, but from west to east as well. It also envisions the Corridor as an inspiring and relaxing environment that adds to the high quality of life in Singapore, as well as a catalyst to strengthen community bonding vis-à-vis Singapore’s development.
An inspiring Rail Corridor strong in identity and culture that catalyses and inspires a healthier and more active lifestyle among all Singapore residents through a range of quality and differentiated activities.
An accessible Rail Corridor that is a highly visible, accessible, connected and welcoming public space for people living and working along its entire route.
A comfortable Rail Corridor that is safe for all activities and supports a healthier lifestyle.
A memorable Rail Corridor that recaptures the history and heritage of the Rail Corridor through adaptive reuse of former railway buildings and artefacts.
An eco-friendly Rail Corridor that is sensitively designed and functions as a green spine and encyclopaedia of nature in Singapore.
A growing Rail Corridor in which local stakeholders and the community inspire other Singaporeans to come together to take ownership of the Rail Corridor to ensure its long term sustainability.
The Kranji Marshes wetlands, at 56.8 hectares, the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore has officially opened, with guided tours starting at the end of the month.
Located next to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the marshland lies along the northwestern shore of Kranji Reservoir and is home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies. The marshland also serves as a natural filter for water entering Kranji Reservoir.
Kranji Marshes is separated into two areas - a public area and a restricted core area which is only accessible through tours.
Within the public area, visitors can climb a 10.65-metre tall Raptor Tower to get a panoramic view of the surrounding marshes. There are also blinds, which are open-air structures where visitors can observe the wildlife from.
The 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park, to be ready by end 2016, will serve as one of the entrances to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
It is one of four new nature parks which will serve as green buffers to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. These parks – which include Springleaf, Chestnut and Thomson Nature Parks – will help to reduce visitorship pressure on the nature reserves by providing interesting alternative venues for the public to enjoy nature-related activities. The development of these nature parks is part of a holistic approach to strengthen the conservation of the biodiversity in Singapore’s nature reserves.
With a solid 30 years in the F&B industry, Joyden Concepts welcomes its third eatery and largest outlet to date, Joyden Treasures at Leisure Park Kallang.
The owners of Joyden Treasures have poured their heart into researching past culinary delicacies, cooking methods and stories to work with their chefs to bring customers a comprehensive selection of seafood and meat dishes that have long been forgotten or were too complex to replicate. They have also included a selection of their own family recipes, refining them for customers to enjoy.
The spacious 7,000 sq ft restaurant is the largest Joyden Concepts outlet to date, featuring six VIP rooms that can easily accommodate ten guests each and the main dining area has a comfortable seating capacity of 210. The airy and bright space utilises natural elements like light pine wood as well as stone and terrazzo floorings, while the textured glass panels and mosaic add a hint of nostalgia from homes from a not-so-distant past. The large picture windows also afford a lot of natural sunlight to stream through making it perfect for lazy family lunches
If you are up for a casual place with fine dining delicacies drop by KINS, a modern fusion restaurant.
KINS is not an abbreviation. KINS is an expression of the brotherhood and special bond the 3 brothers shared with their parents. Founded by Desmond, Louis and Leslie, the brothers believed that the experience of dining with your loved ones is one that is truly unforgettable.
Check out the place to try out the chef's recommended dishes which includes the flavorful Tataki Tuna and Beef Carpaccio, the mouth-watering 4896 Porky, Apple Tortilla Tower, amongst others.
Especially catered for family get-togethers, the kid-friendly restaurant provides kids utensils and baby chairs for your little ones.
Bottura presents authentic Italian cuisine backed by generations worth of experience, closely following the Bottura family’s traditional cooking style.
While the Italian restaurant is seemingly modern, complete with dark steel shelves and Edison light bulbs, it cooks traditional homey food from Bologna. The expansive 144-seater restaurant has comforting dishes like tagliatelle ragu, polenta lasagne and four-cheese gnocchi, along with a a slew of pizzas with toppings like capers and mozzarella. The space also has homemade gelato with flavors like wild berries, pistachio and a blue, bubblegum-flavored gelato. The affordable restaurant also has degustation menus and a retail space where you can stock up on dry goods imported from Italy such as wines and dried porcini mushrooms.
Serving a mix of robust, country-style Cajun seafood and the distinctive richness of Creole cuisine. Dancing Crab is a refreshing, American counterpart to Singapore's equally famed preferences for seafood, shellfish and rich flavors. Backed by one of Singapore's oldest seafood restaurant leaders, TungLok Group, Dancing Crab sources their shellfish from the same vendors used at the group's best seafood restaurants, offering a range from Boston lobster to Dungeness crab.
New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its happy atmosphere, lively music, and high spirits. Dancing Crab brims with life, bringing the same emphasis to its colorful location at The Grandstand, welcoming its guests to eat, drink, and be merry.
Flock has recently launched it's new outlet at Ghim Moh.
A family run cafe, Flock's atmosphere is deliberately relaxed. Starting from their love of good cafes, good food and good atmosphere they seek to let their customers feel what they love so much about relationships.
Coupled with their selection on music and modern industrial decor, they're sure that you will definitely feel at home.
Open from sunrise to sunset, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, bring your family, friends and pets.
In the comfort of the surrounding nature, they invite you to kick start your day with their sumptuous brunch menu not forgetting their robust combination of fruit juices, leaving you spoilt for choices. Breakfast is served until 5pm.
As the sun sets, they invite you to sit with the company of friends, indulge yourself with their delightful dinner menu you immerse in a savoury experience.
Delvaux, the oldest fine leather luxury goods house is set to open its first boutique in Singapore at Scotts Square.
Established in Brussels in 1829, the house has always enjoyed exceptional prestige and trust of connoisseurs, most notably the royal family of Belgium, holding the esteemed title of "royal warrant holder of the court of Belgium". Steeped in the spirit of Belgian surrealism, Delvaux's witty approach to all of its creations ensures each design carries a strikingly unconventional take on luxury.
Only the finest skins from the best tanneries in France and Italy are used for Delvaux’s products which are crafted by hand in their own workshops in Belgium and France. Architectural lines, daring proportions and innovative shapes are and have always been, key components of the house’s vocabulary.
Among its archives of more than 3,000 designs, Delvaux’s most iconic creations are the signature handbags known as «Le Brillant» (1958), «Le Tempête» (1967), «Le Pin» (1972) and «Le Madame» (1977).
The innovative boutique concept is created exclusively for Delvaux by Luxembourg-based artists, Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil, who participated in the Venice Biennale in 2011. They conceived elegant sculptural interiors for the boutiques, inspired by Flemish architecture and a boudoir-like aesthetic. Executed by the Italian firm, Vudafieri Saverino and Partners, a leader in luxury retail design and architecture, this original concept has recently been extended to Tokyo, Paris and London.
To eat and drink – life can be that simple! And 2it & Drink is all about that - wonderful pizzas, pastas, lovely tiramisu and more. It is a celebration of authentic homemade Italian cuisine with your whole family and friends in a modern buzzing surrounding.
Brought to you by the same people from Otto Ristorante and Otto Locanda, you can expect the same fresh and quality ingredients, with all the true flavours of fresh authentic Italian food.
Located at the corner of the newly renovated Valley Point, dine al fresco or in and watch your pizza spin by their experienced Italian pizzaiolo and pasta freshly prepared by their chef at the pasta lab. If you prefer, you can even impress your guests at home with their takeaway menu of delicious pizzas and fresh pasta to cook in your very own kitchen.
While you are waiting, why not make an order of your aperitif at their bar.
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.
Bottle Tree Park has re-opened as Orto, one of the largest privately-operated leisure parks in Singapore, covering 51,500 sqm of land in the Northern area of the island.
A treasured green lung bearing an interesting collection of tropical greenery, beds of colorful shrubs and boulders with a beautiful, scenic lake. ORTO introduces an eco-learning journey with a rich array of plants and trees. Embark on a learning escapade into nature and retreat into the fauna and flora experience with a botanical stroll.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, relax and unwind under the glorious sunshine and summer breeze. ORTO is easily accessible and conveniently located and extensive recreational and social-friendly activities in the park such as prawning, fishing and futsal makes it an ideal place for family and social gatherings. ORTO also features outdoor event venues such as The Lakehouse and The Promenade for school activities, family functions, wedding receptions, corporate events, product launches, and seminars.
The rustic yet elegant feel of the park presents a unique dining setting in this modern, urban city. Delight your senses with the serene ambience, delectable menus and gracious service in a medley of restaurants and cafes beside the lake. From scrumptious seafood to fusion cuisines, light bites or seated dining, ORTO has it all.
Project Açaí is Singapore’s first dedicated açaí superfood café. Serving Sambazon organic açaí, which grows in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest where the berries are hand harvested by local family farmers.
Their bowls are prepared fresh everyday, with a heap of fruits and superfood toppings to complement their açaí smoothie base. They take every care in preparing their açaí bowls as you see them and believe there's some truth in the saying that you eat with your eyes first!
If thirst quenchers are more your thing, enjoy their three power-packed açaí smoothies.
Savile Row is the world’s most iconic address for the best in bespoke tailoring and home to legendary Gieves & Hawkes – Royal Warrant holders to the British Royal family and furnishers to elegant gentlemen today.
Using the finest fabrics, highest quality design and production, Gieves & Hawkes take inspiration from a rich archive and history, creating modern classics from formal evening wear to suiting and through to casual wear.
Shelter in the Woods is a traditional rotisserie restaurant single-mindedly devoted to superb food, fine wine and good company. Located in the quiet suburbs of Bukit Timah, it offers family warmth and classic European rustic food underpinned by refined flavours and expert technique.
The man behind this amazing cuisine is Consultant Chef Masashi Horiuchi, who brings to the table a combination of decades-long experience in Michelin restaurants across Europe, with native precision, discipline and systematic consistency.
The Drinking Market Kitchen + Bar is the first Asian-influenced kitchen & bar concept in Singapore where you can come together for the love of great food and drinks.
An extension of the existing Jane Thai Restaurant in Orchard Towers, the management are exploring into other areas within the food and beverage industry other then just traditional restaurants per se. TDM continues to provide quality and affordable Thai food and drinks in Singapore.
This is the perfect venue for week day lunch or after work drinks with colleagues and a great spot to catch up with friends and family over a hearty meal on weekends.
Dojo, a new fusion food restaurant with pork as a specialty, has opened on the bustling Circular Road.
The love of pork runs deep for the CEO Janice Tan, as her late grandfather was a pig farmer from Seremban, Malaysia. "Dojo" is inspired by Japanese training place for martial arts, it describes its commitment in perfecting the art of fusing Asian flavours and Western cuisine.
The main highlights are pork burgers. Patties are seasoned with a secret family recipe and baked daily, served Asian style sauces and only the freshest ingredients.
Expect a cool and hipster vibe in terms of design.
Oriole Coffee + Bar has reopened after a 2 month revamp.
Honest Coffee, comforting global eats, fresh cocktails, warm cosy seats. They roast their own specialty grade coffees and have passionate baristas brew them for you...one cup at a time..
Their new logo is a fresh interpretation of what Oriole Coffee stands for. From the coffee tamper in the wings to the nest in the O and three orange circles that highlight food for the mouth, coffee from the tamper and fellowship with friends and family from the nest.
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