Singapore Philatelic Museum will be closed for redevelopment to refresh the museum’ infrastructure, content and offerings to enhance the visitor experience for Singaporeans. This will be a major redevelopment since SPM’s opening in 1995. The museum will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re-open to the public in 2021.
Dedicated to showcasing Singapore’s rich philatelic heritage, SPM uses stamps as windows to introduce Singapore’s heritage and culture, as well as our connections to the world. Located at 23B Coleman Street, the building that houses SPM was formerly part of the Anglo Chinese School, and later the Methodist Book Room. SPM was officially opened on 19 August 1995 as a project of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. Since 2000, the museum has been managed by National Heritage Board.
Redevelopment works at SPM will include essential infrastructural upgrades to the museum building, as well as a revamp of the permanent and changing galleries to improve visitor experience.
During its redevelopment, SPM will continue to engage the young through travelling exhibitions and education programmes at pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. It will also continue to organise signature events such as the annualNational Stamp Collecting Competition and Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition. Families can also visit A Little Magic roving exhibition at public libraries. Look out for updates and activities on the museum website www.spm.org.sg!
Rumours Beach Club in Sentosa is the only beach club in Singapore to have three swimming pools, with different pockets of spaces such as the VIP Area, Cabana Area, Beachfront Area, Indoor Area, Outdoor Area and Alfresco Area which can be sectioned off to cater for events of all sizes.
From private romantic dinners to full-fledged wild parties for party-goers, Rumours Beach Club brings in a whole new beach experience perfect for any type of get-togethers. All you gotta do is turn up, tune out, lounge on and #getbeachy.
You don't have to take a flight out because Rumours Beach Club will whisk you to Bali right here in Singapore.
Need something to share the love with? Featuring a sumptuous crustacean delicacy, Rumours' Seafood Platter from the Jimbaran grill perfect for sharing. Indulge as their platter comes with fresh Jumbo Prawns, 500g Bamboo Lobster, whole Red Snapper and whole Grade A Squid.
Nothing can compare to the gift of life. Nothing should compare to how we receive it. Described as Singapore’s first pre- and postpartum care retreat, Kai Suites on Dunearn Road is like a five-star hotel that offer amenities and services which will pamper new moms.
A stay at this luxury confinement centre doesn't come cheap. A standard package will set you back around S$12,000.
With only 18 suites and 80 staff on the premises, every enrolled mum and baby at Kai Suites is assured of the professional care needed during their stay. Visit their official website here to register your interest.
Located off Gambas Avenue, Sembawang Hot Spring Park features new cascading pools and a water collection point, enhanced accessibility for wheelchair users, and educational panels where visitors can learn about Singapore’s only hot spring park’s history and geology. The park's rustic environment, reminiscent of old kampungs, also holds many collective memories for the community.
Visitors can enjoy the new Floral Walk and see fruit trees and edible plants commonly found in kampungs, and flowers commonly seen in the 1960s and 1990s. The rustic environment is further enhanced by unpaved paths and naturalised streams flowing from the hot spring, which mimics the freshwater swamp forest landscape. There are seating areas sheltered by planted trellises featuring flowering creepers such as the Elephant Climber (Argyreia nervosa). The public can also learn more about the history of the site and geothermal processes behind the formation of a hot spring through interpretative signs at locations of interest.
A French and Spanish brand for babies, kids and grown-ups, Nobodinoz has set-up their Singapore flagship outlet at Forum The Shopping Mall.
Check out their range of sustainable, modern and eco-friendly furniture, crafted with high-quality materials you can trust for generations to come. Timeless designs to enrich your child's development at every age.
Founded by Murielle and Roman Bressan in 2012, their inspiration is to make beautiful products suitable for every room in the family’s house and for everyday life, aimed at stimulating kids’ development.
Nobodinoz carefully follow and manage each stage of the production, respecting a sustainable, eco-friendly process. Their fabrics are woven, dyed and printed in Barcelona, exclusively for Nobodinoz. The baby products are made of organic cotton as well. Nobodinoz is an OEKOTEX® class 1 certified Brand.
Nobodinoz's toys, cushions, beds and mattresses combine to create a cosy, inspiring space that gives your little one room to explore the world yet take time for themselves on their own terms.
If you live in or near Bukit Gombak and love gardening, you can apply for 70 allotment gardening plots at the new Bukit Gombak Park which will be opened in early 2020. Applications will be open for online application from 5 January 2020, 10am to 19 January 2020, 10pm. The park is located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre. Plots will be allocated by computerised balloting.
To foster a love for gardening, NParks introduced the Allotment Gardening Scheme as part of their Community in Bloom (CIB) programme. CIB is a nationwide gardening movement which aims to bring together residents, young and old, in creating community gardens. With Allotment Gardens situated near HDB residential estates, these plots are widely accessible to the community. Today, more than 1,000 allotment gardening plots have been introduced in 11 parks islandwide.
The new Supertree Observatory, in addition to OCBC Skyway, provides greater accessibility for visitors to enjoy scenic views of the Marina Bay area and the lush surroundings of Gardens by the Bay.
Located at the canopy of the tallest Supertree at Supertree Grove, visitors can soak in unblocked cityscape views at our open-air rooftop deck, enjoy light refreshments and try out immersive digital learning experiences inside the observatory space.
The open-air rooftop deck is the highest point at 50m above ground, and offers visitors an unblocked 360° view of the surroundings.
The observatory space located one level below the rooftop deck consists of an indoor area with full-height glass windows, as well as a peripheral outdoor walkway. Here, visitors can also experience a message about the effects of climate change creatively conveyed through digital media.
Cap your day off with some light refreshments at Supertree Observatory Cafe, while you relax and enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline! A variety of refreshments such as cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks and light snacks, are available on the menu.
Get your dose of Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear from the hit cartoon series We Bare Bears at the upcoming We Bare Bears x Kumoya cafe from 4 January onwards.
The We Bare Bears x Kumoya cafe will have a menu inspired by the bear brothers specially crafted by social media influencer Ms Shirley Wong (@littlemissbento) in collaboration with the Kumoya kitchen team.
Embark on a journey to the east, along the Pasir Ris Heritage Trail. This trail is indeed an adventure to take, with its name derived from the Malay words ‘pasir’ and ‘hiris’ which mean ‘sand’ and ‘to slice or shred’. Go beyond the surface, as you uncover the golden memories and historic heritage of this happening place.
Go on this trail as you explore the history and heritage of Pasir Ris through the stories of the people who have lived, worked and played here, as well as the institutions they have built over the decades.
Amazing Castle has opened their first ever overseas branch at Cineleisure Orchard. The air-conditioned indoor playspace has 9 different stations combining traditional arcade games and classic playground mechanics with a modern technological twist. Enjoy this new playground for all ages.
Amazing Castle is a new interactive entertainment concept. Short, sharp and sweet, it is designed to challenge both your skill and intellect. It is technology enabled but unabashedly analogue. Designed to be wickedly fun for groups of up to 3 people - they mix and match a route from 9 different challenges to bring your fun to the next level.
Revel in the unique Tang Music Box karaoke experience in the prime entertainment hub of Clarke Quay. Be instantly charmed by the delectable array of imported snacks and drinks selection, as you enter the thematic rooms that will provide you the space and comfort for your enjoyment needs. With state-of-the-art facilities and wide music catalogue, Tang Music Box is your ideal hangout spot for families and friends alike.
Tired of picking out green peas from a bowl of mixed nuts? Because they value their customers and believe that you truly deserve only the best, Tang Music Box offer a range of premium snacks in their concept store.
Munch on your favourite packet of Kettle chips and no, sharing is not caring so grab one all for yourself! Apart from their well-stocked concept store which is a perfect place for customers to mingle and jingle, check out their uniquely themed rooms that are sure to channel you from blue Mondays to happy TGIFs.
Coming to you in 2021, the new HomeTeamNS Bedok Clubhouse will be the first clubhouse to be nestled within Bedok Reservoir Park. With a waterfront haven-themed clubhouse observing the Bedok Reservoir, HomeTeamNS members can look forward to a cozy space to bond and relax with their families and friends.
HomeTeamNS is a non-profit Association set up to recognise the invaluable contributions of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) NSmen to the safety and security of the nation. Not just a regular recreation club, they seek to create a shared environment for NSmen from both forces to foster better relations while working together.
The HomeTeamNS Bedok Clubhouse is set to have features and facilities like Concept Villas, Indoor Water Adventure, thoughfully designed mancaves and more.
Their Concept Vilas, the first of their kind in Singapore, will be set on a hill slope, within forested vegetation and amidst a canopy of trees, and offer park and reservoir views.
The Indoor Water Adventure will feature several firsts for Singapore: the longest indoor water slide; the first water slide tunnel decorated with LED rainbows, dot patterns and shooting lights; and the first wet obstacle rope course.
The mancaves will be similar to those at their Khatib Clubhouse, the mancaves at Bedok Clubhouse will allow for NSmen to gather in comfortable hangout spaces.
De Kinder Club at Marina Square is a premier enrichment space for children between age six months to six years old! They offer a variety of enrichment classes in Science & Art, Coding, Chess, Zumba, Sports, Yoga, Theatre, and Music, with innovative in-house curricula.
At De Kinder Club, their little learners are taught using a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses primarily on experiential learning. They believe that children should be afforded the opportunity to learn experientially across a wide range of topics through various disciplines to expand their abilities to think creatively. Their curricula are designed by early childhood specialists and child psychologists, based on early education concepts from the US and Scandinavia.
Singapore’s first-ever themed karaoke bar, K.STAR Karaoke is now open at Suntec City! The Suntec City's flagship store has 23 different themed rooms and able to host approximately 7 to 80 people.
K.STAR’s song system is updated with the latest hits in languages including English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. You can even play games on the song selection screen if you need a break from singing.
Their large private rooms are equipped with VR game pods, dart machines and more. Choose one out of their many themed rooms and sing like a star!
Visit K.STAR and enjoy the thoughfully-designed karaoke rooms with your family and friends.
Shaw Organisation’s ninth cineplex at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) is now open. The new Shaw Theatres PLQ has a total of 12 screens, comprising an IMAX® theatre, two Lumiere screens and nine screens with laser projectors. It has the most number of screens in the East of Singapore, offering more choices to the residents and those working in the new sub-regional business hub.
This is the fifth IMAX theatre in Singapore and it is equipped with the next-generation IMAX® with Laser projection system, delivering increased resolution, sharper, brighter visuals with deeper contrast and the widest range of colours on-screen. Together with IMAX's latest 12-channel sound technology that incorporates additional side and overhead channels, it delivers greater dynamic range and precision for ultimate audio immersion and sound you can feel.
Shaw Theatres PLQ also features Lumiere, the premium offering with state-of-the-art DTS:X sound technology. Lumiere provides an exclusive movie-watching experience with an emphasis on comfort from the luxurious, reclinable Figueras seats. Each seat comes with an ergonomically shaped backrest cushion paired with a turntable and a USB charging port.
Shaw Theatres PLQ is conveniently located next to two MRT lines (East-West Line and Circle line), and this allows them to offer more choices to the people working and living in the East.
A family business founded nearly a century ago in Malaga, Spain, the Mayoral kids' collection brings fresh thinking to children's fashion, season after season. A combination of quality fabrics, playful prints and timeless designs is brought together to offer a level of European charm across its casual and special occasion range for girls and boys from birth up to 9 years of age. Mayoral offers a wide range of perfect presents for babies and older kids.
Mayoral is a leader in the Children's Fashion sector in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the main specialised groups in Europe. The group is made up of more than a dozen entities dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of children's fashion in more than 75 countries. This is further achieved through a network of 14 commercial companies abroad, 200 commercial agents, 210 Mayoral stores and more than 10,000 customers worldwide.
NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) has opened its largest FairPrice Xtra hypermarket and Unity Pharmacy outlet at VivoCity. The one-stop integrated retail space, spanning over 90,000 square feet, features innovative retail technology to create a more convenient and engaging shopping experience, an extensive array of over 35,000 products, and a wide range of services such as food preparation, dine-in, and bicycle and luggage repair services, including a dedicated play area for kids to provide a unique shopping experience.
Ms Elaine Heng, Deputy CEO and Head of Channels, NTUC FairPrice, said, “The development of our store is guided by an insight driven process that is consumer-centric and innovation focused. The store’s differentiated services, as well as products specially curated to complement our customers’ lifestyle, are pivotal features that deliver an enhanced shopping experience. Complementing these efforts are retail technologies that provide convenience to customers while strengthening engagement and interaction. In a fast-evolving retail landscape, FairPrice will continue to strengthen our core while leveraging on our capabilities to adapt and transform in serving our customers’ needs.”
Built around the theme of urban heritage, the store features culture-inspired designs such as Peranakan motifs and banana leaves to create a nostalgic yet modern style that incorporates pockets of engaging and visually striking features such an Instagram-worthy ice cream truck, an indoor farm, and a kids play castle among other interesting highlights.
Designed to delight and engage, the new FairPrice Xtra at VivoCity offers a unique range of products catering to the varied customer mix at VivoCity.
Within the fresh food areas, the farm-to-table concept comes to life where vegetables are freshly grown within the store utilising the latest innovative urban farming methods, live seafood can be fished out of large display tanks, and bread is baked fresh daily in-store to provide shoppers with the freshest products.
Food preparation service is also available where foods such as vegetables, meats, and seafood can be processed and prepared for fuss-free home cooking. Dine-in areas are also available where customers may pick their favourite seafood or meat cuts and have them cooked and consumed in-store, in between grocery shopping runs. To cater to increasingly busy lifestyles, a wide selection of ready-to-eat meals are available for shoppers to choose from. Other food products and services include:
• Dine-in: Gastronomy The Kitchen including Culina, Reverse Beer Tap, Tiong Hoe Coffee, and The Sushi Shop
• Wines, spirits and beers: A wide assortment of wines from around the world is available, including craft beers and spirits such as Vina Maipo Limited Edition Syrah, Saltaire Blonde Pale Ale and Kura 12 yrs Single Malt
• Ice cream truck: An extensive selection of ice cream is offered, including brands such as Lotte, Morinaga, Imuraya, Marunaga, Kochi Ice
• Premium and organic, foods, and a large international selection and imports are available for quality seekers, and expatriates and well-travelled Singaporeans
• Loose bulk food: An array of grain, nuts, spices, pasta are also available “loose” where customers may purchase only what they need, which is part of a wider initiative to reduce packaging and minimise food waste
Utilising technology to provide a seamless omni-channel experience, the new FairPrice Xtra features an “endless aisle” concept, which virtually enhances the variety and range of products available to the customers. The pilot project will allow customers to purchase products that are not featured in-store and have the products shipped to the store or their homes. This feature will be available later in the year.
A new “scan and go” mobile app also enables customers to shop with ease where they can scan and pay for their products through their smart phones, and skip the check-out queue. This feature will be available to customers in September.
Due to VivoCity’s proximity to Sentosa and the beach, a leisure and hobbies zone has been created to provide greater convenience to beach goers and leisure makers with relevant offerings such as BBQ equipment, gardening supplies and a wide assortment of bicycles including a bicycle repair and servicing zone. The special tourist section also sells local delights, memorabilia, luggage, travel needs, and provides luggage repair services.
For baby and childcare needs, there is a wide range of products and services, including a nursing room for mothers and a dedicated play space for children. The Mum and Kids area at Unity also stocks a range of well-known babycare brands.
For health and wellness needs, the Unity Pharmacy store provides personal care, wellness, senior care and adult nutrition products. Personalised pharmacy services and healthcare advice are provided by a licensed pharmacist, while the iDOC service allows customers to seek medical advice from doctors remotely. Other healthcare and beauty services include:
• Healthcare and wellness services: General wellness advice, body composition analysis, blood pressure measurement and lifestyle management advice by a nutritionist, including pregnancy and lactation advice.
• Health Report: Wellness specialist and specialised equipment available to provide shoppers with a printed basic health report, coupled with wellness counselling
• Beauty Studio: Customers can have their skin analysed and experience virtual make-up digital tools themselves or with the help of Unity beauty advisors, who will be able to provide make up and beauty tips.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
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.
The eagerly awaited Canopy Park attractions located on the top level of Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) are now available to the public. The picturesque 14,000 sqm space is home to seven iconic play attractions and creative gardens.
The first-of-its-kind play attractions created by top designers from Britain, France, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands promise endless fun for travellers and residents alike. Guests can look forward to navigating their way through the Mirror Maze and Hedge Maze, walking or bouncing on the Manulife Sky Nets, exploring the sculptural playscape of Discovery Slides, and enjoying a gripping view of the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley from the Canopy Bridge, a bridge with glass panel flooring suspended 23 metres above ground.
Integrated with the attractions are interactive garden spaces that encourage play and imagination. Foggy Bowls feature four gentle concave bowls with an element of mist and fog to create the experience of playing amongst clouds. Topiary Walk is a whimsical wonderland, featuring animal topiaries such as an orangutan, crocodile, elephant, peacock and chameleon. Petal Garden will boast seasonal displays of flowers. Along the main loop that connects these attractions are four noteworthy trees, including a pair of olive trees and the Lover’s Tree which earned its name because of its conjoined trunks.
After an exhilarating time playing in the attractions, those seeking respite from the excitement or a relaxed night out, will have the option to dine under the stars while perusing diverse menus from up to eight F&B outlets at Canopy Park.
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, said, “Changi Airport holds a special place in the hearts of many, especially Singaporeans, and we want to extend this special bond for everyone who visits Jewel. The attractions and gardens on Canopy Park are designed for guests to relax or have a fun time with their families and friends, whether they reside in Singapore or are international travellers visiting Jewel.
When Canopy Park was conceptualised, we envisaged a green natural environment with play and leisure activities for people of all ages. Importantly, we wanted to create a space where activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors, are brought to an indoor environment so that they can be enjoyed under all weather conditions.”
Entrance fees for Singapore residents to Canopy Park is $4.50, while access to the various attractions will range from $7.20 to $19.80. There are also bundle packages to enjoy all or most of the attractions.
At Weber, they pride themselves on two things: making grills that last and providing a lifetime of excellent customer service. Their Weber Asia Customer Service team provides service in 5 languages. Visit the newest Weber Store on Sixth Avenue.
Weber have been celebrating perfect BBQs since 1952 with their superior know-how, unique range of products and our enthusiasm for all things 'Weber'. No other barbecue manufacturer can boast such a wealth of experience and knowledge as Weber. In the same way they invented the kettle barbecue in Chicago from a simple marine buoy, they continue to develop the whole world of barbecuing bit by bit every day.
As one of the world's leading providers with the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry, today Weber is internationally synonymous with barbecuing innovation, perfect barbecue products and the ultimate barbecue experience. With offices in over 40 countries on all continents, they continue to promote the Weber BBQ culture around the world.
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
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.
Play is a Child’s Work and The Better Toy Store is a child’s workshop of award-winning toys carefully selected for excellence in safety, quality, play value, design, and impact on the environment.
Every toy at the store is evaluated for these qualities, together with age-appropriateness and open-endedness; allowing a different facet of play as the child grows and changes in ability and interest.
The Better Toy Store does not compromise because they believe that every child deserves the best - anything else is just not good enough.
Fort Canning Park is an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.
Today, Fort Canning Park features nine historical gardens - the Pancur Larangan, Artisan’s Garden, Sang Nila Utama Garden, Jubilee Park (Phase 1), Raffles Garden, First Botanic Garden, Farquhar Garden, Spice Garden and Armenian Street Park.
Accompanying these gardens are wayfinding and trail guides which will allow visitors to plan their own trail and explore the hill at their own pace. Visitors can also download the augmented reality trail, BALIKSG: The Fort Canning Trail. The app will bring park visitors on an interactive journey through Fort Canning Park, revisiting the hill back when it was known as Bukit Larangan or Government Hill. The total length of the trail is about 2.5km, with eight checkpoints placed throughout the park including the various gardens. Visitors can look out for the AR marker in the park and start the app at any point.
To get to Fort Canning Park, visitors can make use of the covered escalators from Fort Canning MRT station and Bras Basah MRT station to the top of Fort Canning Park.
Fort Canning Park is a venue for celebrations. Its expansive, sprawling lawns play host to concerts, theatre productions and festivals such as Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars, Shakespeare in the Park and Films at the Fort, while weddings, parties and gatherings are a regular sight in the park's venue spaces. Its ancient artefacts are a must-see for history buffs, and its lush greenery and expansive lawns offer a variety of arts, heritage and nature experiences. Whether you are drawn by the park’s ancient artefacts and rich heritage or simply its tranquility, this hilltop park offers something for the whole family.
View here for the map of Fort Canning Park. Click here to read more about the enhanced Fort Canning Park.
The Singapore Sports Hub launched the first sports, art and heritage walking trail titled The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail, with the unveiling of the Merdeka Lions by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Transport. Mr Baey was joined by some 11 community groups for a guided tour of the trail, where they were taken on a journey of Kallang’s landmarks and the area’s vibrant history.
Mr Baey said: “There is a treasure trove of stories at Kallang. This was where many of our nation’s sporting memories were forged, and is also home to Singapore’s first civil international airport. I am heartened by this Kallang Story project, which documents some interesting elements of our heritage in the year of Singapore’s Bicentennial. I encourage everyone to come explore the area with familyand friends, relive old memories, and reflect on our Singapore Story.”
The new three-kilometre educational walking trail tells the story of Kallang through 18 heritage markers, artefacts, architecture, and new artworks sited around Singapore Sports Hub. These artworks are commissioned by Singapore Sports Hub to celebrate Kallang’s heritage and local talents. The artworks will be rolled out in phases. This walking trail is a community project supported by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic. The launch is part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration 2019.
Members of the public can explore the 18 markers as one whole, or in three separate smaller walking trails - The Waterfront Trail, The Stadium Trail and The Park Trail. Each of the trails tells the Kallang story by highlighting prominent landmarks in the area, both past and present. The Waterfront Trailfaces the Kallang Basin, a body of water with a rich history going back at least 400 years and reveals the riverine communities who once called this area home, the traditional industries that contributed lasting place names, and the legacy of water sports. The Stadium Trail explores the grounds of the National Stadium and covers major architectural icons which played key roles in sports, politics, energy, aviation and entertainment in Singapore. The Park Trail ventures into the former grounds of Kallang Park, journeys through memories of the old Wonderland Amusement Park and ending in front of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Merdeka Lions now sited at Stadium Roar, facing the Kallang Basin, are replicas of the original artefacts that were initially commissioned by the Public Works Department (renamed ‘CPD Corporation’) as part of the Merdeka Bridge that was built in 1955. With the widening of NicollHighway, the sculptures were then moved to Kallang Park, before being shifted to The SAFTI Military Institute.
Members of the public can look forward to spotting 14 uniquely designed repurposed benches made from the timber seats in the former National Stadium. The installation of the 14 benches has enlivened Sports Hub’s public spaces to build community interactions and create shared memories. This underscored the intent of this “Re:Bench” CommunityProject, a collaboration between Singapore Sports Hub and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Visitors can pick up self-guided tour maps of The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail at the Sports Hub’s Visitors Centre at OCBC Square.
Lakeside Garden is the 53-hectare western section of the Jurong Lake Gardens. Visitors can now enjoy the first phase of Singapore’s third national gardens and the first national gardens in the heartlands.
Jurong Lake Gardens is a people’s garden and the design of the garden took into consideration the feedback that was received after extensive consultations with the community. In developing Jurong Lake Gardens, NParks also worked with their partner agencies, Sport Singapore (SportSG) and People’s Association (PA), to enrich the diversity of recreational experiences and programming for visitors.
In addition, Lakeside Garden was developed with a strong emphasis on nature, community and play, based on feedback received during our public engagement sessions. Jurong Lake Gardens is a green recreational node that leverages on its distinctive lakeside setting. It contributes to the larger plans for the Jurong Lake District in promoting sustainability and a healthy living environment by providing more spaces for recreation amidst lush greenery, restored wetlands and habitats for biodiversity and with vibrant programming for the community. With its opening, Lakeside Garden provides the community with a space to gather and bond, and create shared memories.
The 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens comprises three segments:
Lakeside Garden (Jurong Lake Gardens West/ former Jurong Lake Park)
Chinese and Japanese Gardens (Jurong Lake Gardens Central)
Garden Promenade (Jurong Lake Gardens East)
Lakeside Garden is centred around the themes of nature, play and the community. The garden has been developed sensitively to retain the serenity of the area whilst incorporating spaces for the community and recreational needs. Capitalising on its waterfront location, Lakeside Garden has spaces for all to enjoy amid nature, greenery and lakeside views. Visitors will have many opportunities to get close to nature in Lakeside Garden.
Children aged between five to 12-years-old will enjoy Forest Ramble, which is the largest nature playgarden in the heartlands. The 2.3-hectare play area comprises 13 different adventure stations for children to explore, and emulate the movement of animals which inhabit a freshwater swamp forest. Read more about the facilities at the newly-opened Lakeside Garden here.
A new style of family life is here. The newly-opened Maggie & Rose on Dempsey Road is the most brilliant Family Members’ Club and Play & Learn drop-off Programme! The original club was dreamt up back in 2006, in the heart of London. Since then, the Maggie & Rose family has gone global with hip hangouts in London, Hong Kong and China; it’s THE home away from home for families to eat, play and learn together.
It’s been a long journey creating the ultimate family destination for little ones and grown-ups to enjoy, but now, that Maggie & Rose magic has landed on Singapore’s shores.
Get in touch, drop by and join them to become part of their awesome Maggie & Rose family!
Shaw Theatres is pulling out all the stops with their latest cinema at Jewel Changi Airport, which boasts a number of new offerings for cinema-goers.
Shaw Theatres Jewel is home to Singapore's first next-generation IMAX hall featuring IMAX with Laser, Singapore's first dedicated family hall (Dreamers), first DTS:X sound capable halls (selected halls) and a new exclusive premium movie-going option (Lumiere).
In total, Shaw Theatres Jewel has 11 screens, comprising of an IMAX theatre, two Lumiere screens, a family-friendly Dreamers screen, and seven regular screens.
Mr. Mark Shaw, Director, Shaw Organisation Group of Companies, said: "We are staying true to our commitment to bring our patrons the best cinema experience. When we open a new cineplex or update an existing location, we aim to deliver class leading levels of comfort and technology. Our latest IMAX theatre at Shaw Theatres Jewel is equipped with IMAX's next-generation laser projection system and immersive sound technology that will deliver the best experience possible. At present, there are less than 15 such theatres around the world!”
Mr. Mark Shaw added: "We also understand that our patrons would like to have more theatre going options, so, our new Dreamers offering builds on our monthly Movies With The Little Ones programme catering to families with young children or just the young at heart; and, our other new concept, Lumiere, will serve those looking for a little more luxury and comfort while enjoying the latest blockbusters with the latest DTS:X sound system.”
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.
Play to Learn, Learn to Play! A brand new experience is coming to you at Kiztopia, Marina Square!
Featuring over 20 play concepts, the 18,000 sq ft Kiztopia is an endless fun-filled place where they strongly encourage children and parents to work together as a team! Meet all 11 characters of Kiztopia when you are there, each specially designed in Korea and do make time to dine at their lovely café too!
Exciting program line-ups to promote healthy lifestyle and other skills like cooking, creating artworks, building their own robots etc. will be available for your little one(s).
Colts Polo & Riding on Turf Club Road is a fun, family-friendly riding and polo school. They welcome riders of all ages to go there and learn the sport of the kings!
Their proven school horses and HPA-qualified instructors will take you through the basics of riding to playing the sport in a safe and fun atmosphere.
In collaboration with Paisano Polo Academy, they coach new-to-sport and experienced riders (children and adults) for polo riding and polo as a sport.
They place great efforts in teaching their students to understand the horses they ride, what makes them be better at what they do, and what happens in between the time they are not riding.
For their riding lessons and riding/polo camps, they will have their students spend their off-the-horse time learning the fundamentals of horse care, grooming, feeding and exercising. Read more about the Colts Polo & Riding here.
The Nature Playgarden at HortPark is a biophilic playgarden set within nature and designed with natural materials – perfect for young explorers! Surrounded by greenery and sounds of nature, the Nature Playgarden at HortPark is designed with pre-schoolers in mind to encourage children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature. Let children’s imagination run wild as they explore the nine different play features!
Catered to children between 3 and 6 years old, they can explore a balancing and crossing valley made from logs, hide in a bamboo dome while peeking out to overlook the valley, and work together to build houses and castles using timber cookies, wooden poles, and other natural materials. There are 9 different play features specially designed for children to engage with nature in a fun, free and unconstrained way.
Read more about the various features of the Nature Playground here and plan a trip to check it out soon.
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.
Modern Fencing Academy at Marina Square offers professional fencing programs for kids and adults. Experience the clash of cold steel, the thrill of duelling and the unbeatable feeling of victory. If you have always wanted to know more about this fascinating sport, now's the time!
Modern Fencing Academy is a leading sports institution in Singapore that coaches the Olympic sport of fencing. The academy provides sporting opportunities for talented young children and athletes in Singapore, encouraging them and developing them into world-class international fencers.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum which has been at the Chinese Garden for about 18 years has recently relocated to the ORTO leisure park in Yishun. They welcome you to enter into a rare world of turtles and tortoises.
â€‹Sense the mystery of the river turtle, the awesome power of the Alligator turtle and the majestic beauty of the Radiated tortoise.
â€‹See and feel the spirit of the Sulcata Tortoise for luck, and the Thailand’s Golden Temple Turtle for wealth. Be fascinated by the wondrous Golden Terrapin and the Six Legged Tortoise. Listen to the lonely noise of the Indian Star Tortoise and marvel at the strange looking Soft Shell Turtle from India.
More than just a collection of reptiles - a true learning experience for all.
Don't let the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum disappear. You can make a big difference by simply making a contribution or volunteering your time. Click here to make a donation to the museum or here to be a volunteer for the museum.
The word’s first Pusheen cafe is coming to Singapore next month.
Pusheen is a female cartoon cat who is the subject of comic strips and sticker sets on Facebook. Pusheen was created in 2010 by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff for a comic strip on their website, Everyday Cute.
The Pusheen cafe's interior will be designed by Belton herself.
Patrons will be able to get their hands on exclusive Pusheen merchandise from the cafe.
Spanning 18,000 sq ft on the ground level of the Marina Square, the soon-to-open Nerf Action Xperience will offer multiple activity zones that aim to encourage active play, teamwork and more. There will also be merchandising and Food & Beverage areas that will engage and entrench all family members into the fun and action of the Nerf brand.
Kingsmen Creatives announced that Kingsmen Xperience, its US-based subsidiary, has entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro International, Inc. to create, build and operate the Nerf brand of family entertainment center (FEC) attractions across Asia Pacific.
Under the agreement, Kingsmen will co-conceptualise, create, build and operate multiple Nerf FEC locations. The agreement between Hasbro and Kingsmen marks the start of an inaugural partnership and entry into the development and operation of Nerf FEC attractions across Asia Pacific.
Established in 1976 and listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange, Kingsmen is a leading international communication design and production group.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
Gardens by the Bay's new outdoor garden attraction, Serene Garden, is a unique horticultural garden inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese zen gardens. A tranquil 2-hectare space located just a stone’s throw from The Meadow, visitors can get a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life as they enjoy an intimate encounter with nature.
Serene Garden, a calm and peaceful green space is just a short stroll away from the popular Supertree Grove. Taking 3 years to conceptualise and build, the outdoor themed garden offers scenic views of the city's beautiful skyline as its backdrop while bringing visitors closer to nature — truly a uniquely Singaporean experience.
Serene Garden is open daily from 5.00am to 2.00am to the public and admission is free. Read more about Serene Garden here.
Palfie Pix – Singapore’s first virtual selfie studio is an excellent boutique to get your photos taken through an automated process and convert them into art & collectibles. Use their automated Palfie Pix technology to take professional photos effortlessly without the need for a professional photographer.
Palfie Pix strives hard to showcase timeless and surprising "Palfie" experience to people. The impressive thing about the selfie studio is that there are up to 60,000 virtual backgrounds to provide guests a wide range of options to choose from. Create memorable moments and change it into everlasting possessions of memories.
Formerly known as a food enclave in Shaw Towers Bugis, Wild Market kicks it up a notch with a wonderfully ‘wild’ multi-play concept with fun rooms housing activities including karaoke, nerf guns, video and board games – paired with communal dining and ice-cold drinks.
Mr Ruben Brandon, Co-Founder of Wild Market Pte Ltd says: “Why choose a single activity on a night out when you can enjoy a multiroom concept at Wild Market? Shoot nerf guns with your greatest nemesis as a target, sing your heart out in our karaoke room, or have a chill night out playing console games or old school board games while indulging quality beers and bites. It’s all about having a ‘wild’ night out with Wild Market.”
MICE events need not be stuffy and boring with Wild Market’s new concept. Special occasions such as solemnisations and birthdays with customers being able to rent out entire rooms and spaces within the establishment for their private use.
The spanking new Wild Market features four different rooms – Meet, Chill, Play, and Sing.
These communal spaces are free-to-use, however private rentals are available upon request with a minimum spend. The common areas at Wild Market feature a full-sized beer pong table, dart boards and a stage with live performances every Friday and Saturday.
Meet – Perfect for private dining, meetings and functions. It comprises a long 240cm table and a TV screen for presentations.
Chill – Self-explanatory, this beanbag seating room offers a plethora of board games and a gaming console complete with video games for a relaxing night out.
Play – This seasonal concept room starts off with nerf guns aimed at a target board. Add picture of nemesis on the target board to complete stress-relief therapy.
Sing – Amateur hobbyist or professional singer, this KTV room is completely soundproof and free for all.
No night out is complete without an array of mouth-watering dishes and ice-cold drinks. Wild Market serves a variety of Japanese-inspired tapas and local delights that would regale any group looking for a good night out.
Wild Market’s drinks menu from their "Wild Bar" also shows off a plethora of beers on tap, affordable wines and cocktails.
Started with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to try their hands at the unforgiving F&B scene in Singapore, "Bazaar" at Wild Market offers a fully-functional space for budding restauranteurs to test out their ideas at $0 rental with a month-long lease period to test the market. Interested parties can contact Wild Market via their Facebook page.
Singapore's first ever full-scale virtual reality theme park has landed on Sentosa Island! With different themes and 11 extreme attractions to choose from, a thrilling adventure awaits you at HeadRock VR.
Have you ever imagined yourself rafting across extremely strong currents, firing at enemies while precariously balancing off the edge of a high-rise building and bracing yourself against a stormy blizzard that threatens to blow you away?
Opening for the first time ever in Singapore is one of the biggest virtual reality theme parks in Southeast Asia - HeadRock VR promises to bring out the adventurer in you with an unforgettable, larger-than-life experience.
A modern, educational marvel in the making, the newly-built campus is Singapore's first preschool with tailored learning, fitness and nutrition programme. From a bespoke food menu serving up delicious fare to suit every diet (even includes a gluten-free option), to a thoughtfully designed driveway for parents to drop their children off nearer to their classroom, an experience like no other awaits at 50A Lloyd Road!
Housed in a modern industrial building, this is Odyssey’s very first bespoke campus and it spans 13,000 sq ft. This new campus features an added team of specialists who will tailor dedicated learning plans and fitness regimes for each child and an in-house registered nurse who will take care of their children’s wellness. Children with dietary requirements will also benefit from their bespoke menu selection. Read more about Odyssey's programme here.
Singapore’s latest mall library will open in VivoCity on 12 January 2019, promising book lovers here an exciting new venue with the latest features and services. The public library will offer conducive reading spaces for patrons of all ages set against a splendid view of Sentosa. To fit its location and help patrons locate it easily, the library will be named Library@Harbourfront.
The library, which will be situated at level three of the VivoCity shopping mall, will be conveniently linked to the HarbourFront MRT station, which is connected to the North-East and Circle lines, and the HarbourFront Bus Interchange. “We want our libraries to be as accessible as possible, so that more patrons of all ages can make use of the library to read and learn,” said the National Library Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Elaine Ng.
The library will be relocated from Bukit Merah Central. The present Bukit Merah Public Library will cease operations from 1 December 2018. After the library has moved out, the community’s grassroots leaders and a few social service organisations will provide a variety of services and programmes at the site. These will include a mini-library and reading corner supported by NLB.
To continue to serve the reading needs of Bukit Merah residents, NLB has also set up another 12 reading corners in the area in the past year. The 12 mini book hubs offer over 5,000 books and 250 seats in total. These corners cater to residents of all ages, from children and students, to adults and seniors.
On top of the reading corners, NLB will look into bringing one of its MOLLY mobile libraries to the area fortnightly, to provide residents with additional books and programmes. With this service, they will be able to borrow and return library books conveniently.
Leading up to library@harbourfront’s opening, residents will also be treated to special preview tours of the new library space. The tours will be held one week before the library officially opens in January 2019, allowing them to have a first look at the new features.
Read more about the new Library@Harbourfront here.
SuperPark, the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world from Finland, is about to bring a new wave of energy into Singapore’s lifestyle scene! SuperPark Singapore will officially launch in Singapore on 17 November 2018.
Boasting almost 40,000 sq ft at Suntec City, SuperPark Singapore will bring joyful play to Singaporeans from all walks of life, offering over 20 fun, healthy, exciting and energizing activities under one roof. Expect bubbling laughter, beaming smiles and red cheeks from kids, teenagers and adults alike.
Following SuperPark Hong Kong, that will celebrate its first anniversary soon, SuperPark Singapore will also live and breathe the authentic SuperPark concept and feature three distinct areas.
SuperPark Singapore will offer over 20 activities, based on three themed areas. Out of these 20 activities, three (iWall, SuperClimb and Ninja Track) are brand new game experiences and will be premiering at SuperPark Singapore.
At SuperPark Singapore, children and youngsters at heart will be thrilled by a wealth of new sports and activities, with all equipment rental such as scooter, helmet etc included in the ticket price. All activities will take place under the guidance of experienced staff, many of which are recognized coaches, and are safely away from rain, pollution, high UV or bugs and mosquitos all year round.
Family is at the heart of the SuperPark story. Taneli Sutinen, a Finnish businessman, was sitting in a café with a newspaper one day when his four-year-old daughter grabbed him by the arm and insisted that he come play with her. Tangled among the child-sized tunnels and slides, he had a light-bulb moment: why not create an activity park where children and adults could play side-by-side easily. The Superparking lifestyle was born.
The first SuperPark opened in Vuokatti, Finland in 2012, and was soon followed by 12 more sites in the Nordic country. Now, the ‘Superparking lifestyle’ is going global. SuperPark Singapore marks the continuation of an international expansion wave that includes Hong Kong, China, Sweden and France. The dream is to see hundreds, if not thousands, of SuperParks all over the globe, bringing families together through the power of joyful play.
Celebrate magic, friendship, happiness and togetherness at My Little Pony x Kumoya Cafe. A very warm welcome to My Little Pony from their home in Equestria. Be sure to dine and feast in this magical café with their special My Little Pony inspired menu!
Dine, shop, swoon. Visit the themed cafe and bring home some magic with you. You can get your favourite My Little Pony merchandise at the cafe too.
On the menu: Candylicious Rainbow Fruity Shibuya Toast, Magical Princesses with Magic Potion Galaxy Cake, Twilight Sparkle Soaring Skies Chicken Katsu Burger, Pinkie Pie Playful Waffles with Karate Chicken and more.
Jelutung Harbour Park has officially reopened after a major facelift and it is now a recreational hotspot for the Sembawang GRC residents.
The new water play area and an iconic adventure / interactive playground, along with an inclusive play area for children of all ages, especially for children with physically challenged and special needs are the major highlights of the revamped park.
The new water-feature playground in Jelutung Harbour Park operates from 9.30am - 9.30pm daily and it is something not to be missed!
A new Entrance Plaza with an improved amphitheatre also allow for more group gatherings or community events in the future.
Residents can also enjoy the enhanced basketball court and BBQ pits in the park. All these features make Jelutung Harbour Park a great destination for the whole family!
King and the Pawn; a one-of-a-kind bar and cafe on Purvis Street, featuring over 300 board games, your favourite comfort food with a playful twist, over 10 craft beers, signature cocktails and locally-roasted coffee.
Go explore their wide variety of games, guaranteed to suit every occassion and taste. Ranging from rowdy party games to brain-burning strategy games, as well as 2-player games for date nights with a difference!
â€‹Their game gurus will also be on hand to recommend and teach the games, so you can quickly get started on the fun bits!
Apart from games, they also focus on serving great food and drinks, because no game night (or day) is complete without filling patrons' bellies! Swing by to discover cafe and bar favourites with their chefs' distinctive twists!
The newly-launched Tayo Station, is the first Tayo character-based indoor playground in Southeast Asia for families and the young to play, indulge and create their own adventures with Tayo the Little Bus & his friends.
Tayo Station is themed around the South Korean animated series (Tayo The Little Bus) that follows Tayo and his little bus friends who often discover new sights and go on exciting adventures every day in the big city.
Tayo Station spans a massive 10,000 sq ft space that integrates indoor playground attractions, edutainment area and sensory play space for young children from 1 to 12 years old. These include the Tayo’s Road Circuit, Poco’s Hinoki Play, and Gani’s Playground and many more that are created to entertain while offering a healthy level of challenge for the kids to overcome.
Click here to find out more about the many different fun sections of Tayo Station and here for admission tickets information.
Challenge your friends to a game of Carom Billiard, a game involving only 4 balls, played on a pocketless table, or simply chill out with a beer!
The World Games is a major international multi-sport event, meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that were not contested in the Olympic Games. and the 3-Cushion Carom Billiards has been officially added to the 2021 World Games. So visit Thirsty4balls for your first shot at this new sport in Singapore!
Slappy Cakes is a fun, make-your-own (or DIY) dining concept for friends, families and diners of all ages to make their own pancakes. Their 3rd & latest outlet is now open in Plaza Singapura; bringing their "Make Your Own Pancakes, Right At Your Table" concept to town area and closer to more patrons.
Slappy Cakes' concept allows diners to customise their pancakes using built-in griddles at their table with bottles of batter to continue the fun. Its menu reads like a decadent wish-list, featuring a wide array of sweet and savoury “fixins” (crispy bacon, chocolate chips, and blueberries) laid out in gravy boats. Slappy Cakes is committed to making everything from scratch daily, using local, sustainable and organic produce and engaging local and regional vendors for its ingredients.
For those seeking for something outside pancakes, Slappy Cakes have more than just pancakes. Check out their new menu. Savour delectable dishes such as Black Angus Beef Sirloin, Seafood Aglio Olio, Slappy Classic Breakfast and Waffle & Duck.
The newly-opened Djitsun Mall Bedok is also home to the newest & largest game arcade in the east of Singapore. Visit Fat Cat Arcade and try your skills at over 100 latest & most thrilling game machines!
Fat Cat Arcade's tokens cost as little as $0.16. Tickets which you win from their game macines can be exchanged for prizes at their prize redemption area which houses 500 prizes for your selection. The arcade is open daily from 11am to 1am.
Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction, Singapore Zoo, celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with their latest attraction, Rainforest Lumina.
A first in South East Asia, Rainforest Lumina at Singapore Zoo is a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side promises a sensory feast for visitors. Call of the Wild wows with an astounding visual narrative of how the Creature Crew bands together in times of adversity to overcome all challenges and protect the jungle.
The one-kilometer stretch within the zoo’s tropical rainforest will awaken the senses as visitors walk through 11 different zones and meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.
Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and set up with careful consideration to minimise disturbance to the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before.
With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth. The transformation of the Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.
Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, the Singapore Zoo started with a modest collection of about 300 animals. Today, the Singapore Zoo welcomes 1.9 million visitors each year and is home to over 2,400 animals representing more than 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened in the wild. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.
Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience. It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.
Themed as the “Strawberry Paradise”, My Melody Café channels the garden city’s vibes with a garden interior and strawberries can be seen decorated in every corner of the café.
The mascot for the adorable rabbit, specially designed for the cafe, will be the first in Singapore with a strawberry and a pink-checkered bow embellished on its hood. Seek respite from the bustling city life in the indoor garden setting at the café as you dive into the thoughtfully curated menu featuring 5 mains, 6 desserts and 7 exquisitely My Melody-inspired beverages.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
Equipped with a new "gentle-on-skin" filtration, the pool has temperature controls so that the kids can enjoy "shiver free" swimming lessons.
SWISH! Swimming is a swimming school, for children aged 4 months and above. Founded on the philosophy that learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill and not something that is only required for those who want to swim competitively. Learning to swim is about communicating with water – not being fearful of it, but instead using it as the building block for a whole load more of fun times in your life.
Nestled in the lush surroundings of Dempsey Hill, SWISH! offers a variety of Aquatic Enrichment Classes for all ages. The temperature controlled indoor and outdoor, salt-chlorinated pools are purpose built to optimize the learning experience.
The Yard Dempsey is a state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre at Loewen Road which offers programmes for kids ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
Surrounded by a wide variety of food, activity and educational options, The Yard Dempsey aims to add a new flavour to the already bustling community at Dempsey. Programs at Dempsey are aimed at the younger age frame with classes from parent accompanied GymTots to the independent Kinder and JuniorGym levels.
With an emphasis on fun and fitness, their recreational gymnasts are encouraged to achieve a personal-level of success in skill-development and an enjoyment of gymnastics.
The Yard's 1st facility started in 2016 at Science Centre Road. You can read about it here.
The National Parks Board (NParks) opens Marsiling Park, formerly known as Woodlands Town Garden, after 22 months of enhancement works. As a result of close consultation with the community during the design process, the park now offers a range of new day and night experiences for visitors to enjoy. Enhancements have also been sensitively made to the mangrove area to allow visitors to get closer to nature as well as for biodiversity to thrive.
With its lush greenery and peaceful ambience, Marsiling Park is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The park features activity areas and amenities for visitors of all ages.
Visitors can enjoy the view of the picturesque pond from the viewing tower or the boardwalks, especially in the evening, as the lighting is curated to leverage on the reflections on the water body to create a special illumination effect.
The one of a kind butterfly-shaped playground with climbing ropes provides children with a challenging play experience while the Fun Play area has play equipment with musical elements for an interactive play experience.
Nature-lovers will appreciate the butterfly-attracting plants and educational interpretive boards that have been introduced around the playground, as well as the enhanced mangrove habitat along the western edge of the park.
There are also several spaces for community activities, such as the activity plaza and the amphitheatre, which features a rain garden. Visitors can also enjoy refreshments at the F&B outlet in the park, which is open 24 hours daily.
Discover a world of imagination and exploration with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's new family accommodations, facilities and offerings that encourage fun, peace of mind, family time and learning through play.
The 9th floor of the hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing is dedicated to family travellers. 5 themed Family Suites offer an immersive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds. 19 Deluxe Family Rooms, ideal for families and guests travelling with young children, are also available on the same floor.
An interactive indoor and outdoor play space, spanning 2,150 square metres in total - Buds by Shangri-La - is located on level 1 of the Tower Wing and features specially curated installations to take younger guests on a journey of discovery through 4 key narratives: embracing nature, adventure, camaraderie and independence.
The Themed Family Suite allows your children’s imaginations to soar high or run wild with 5 fun themes: Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari or Treetop. Thoughtful touches, including a dream bed and treasure shelf in Children’s room, two bathrooms with the larger designed for children.
The unique whimsical interiors at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s themed family suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed. The bed and complementing carpets are all custom-made and the settings are perfect for kids to escape into another world.
You can also request for children’s movies or board games to keep the young ones entertained while you snack on the complimentary goodies.
Every aspect of the new themed family suites has been carefully planned — even the location of the Themed Family Suite and Deluxe Family Room is deliberate: each Themed Family Suite is connected to a Deluxe Family Room, allowing the possibility of transforming the rooms into one ‘jumbo family room’ that caters to bigger families.
Buds by Shangri-La Hotel is an interactive play space for children to sing, bake, perform and party. It has a huge indoor and outdoor playground for kids and it isn’t just for Shangri-La Hotel's hotel guests; it welcomes the public, too.
One of the best ways for children to learn is through play, and the curated play space at Buds by Shangri-La will allow them just that. Not only will they learn in a creative environment, the self-directed and experiential activities offered at Buds will also let them have lots of fun while doing so!
For children 4 years and up, the Explorer Zone is the ultimate indoor playground. The five play areas feature slides, climbing and swinging structures, air blasters for shooting foam balls, a large ball pit, and a sand-play area. As for children under the age of four, the dedicated soft-play Toddler Zone will offer them a safe place to play, keeping them fully engaged with vintage kiddy rides, slides, a ball pit, and even an interactive piano floor.
The three themed activity spaces at Buds offer lots of room for creativity and imagination. The Muddy room is perfect for budding artists who like to make a splash. Here, your children can indulge in painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, with the walls as their canvases.
The Stage room is a music studio for burgeoning performers. The little ones get to choose from a wide selection of songs, complete with the appropriate getup to complement the performance. The friendly staff will also assist with recording your child’s very own music video, and you get to keep the music video as a memento in the form of a thumb drive.
The best way to bond is where you and your child spend time together, and the Bake room provides that and more. Bake is a fully equipped cooking classroom where your and your child can learn to bake together, with classes held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for a space to host a birthday party? The Party Room is perfect for just that. The playful décor and ambient lights illuminate the room, taking your birthday party to the next level!
Buds by Shangri-La has a whole outdoor area dedicated to just that: The Splash Pads at the Outdoor Playground. Aptly located beside the Giant Pirate Ship, the little ones can cool down at the splash pads or the free-form pool nearby after conquering the challenging climbs and slides at the giant pirate ship.
Drop by the all new Timezone flagship store at Vivocity to experience a whole new level of fun!
Featuring 12,000 sq ft of non-stop entertainment; have a bumpy experience at their Bumper Cars attraction, challenge your friends to a round of mini-bowling or book a party at their monster-themed Party Room!
Play their latest carnival games and enjoy the paper tickets experience, shop and redeem attractive prizes at their new prize shop too.
Time for Fun!
With over 30 years of "Serious Fun" under their belt, they sure know how to make your experience at Timezone the best you've had! Established in 1978, the First family Entertainment Centre was opened in Perth, WA. Unlike the traditional pinball parlors and pool halls of the era, Timezone was the first family oriented video amusement facility. This family emphasis is still a key focus of the brand today. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the extensive range of unique and branded quality products from its prize counters. Equipped with the latest and classic games, Timezone offers its customers a truly fun-filled experience.
Food For Tots is the newest concept of the Food For Thought group - a self-service kids café that aims to encourage a love for Good Food in children. Situated in Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, Food For Tots draws influences from Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens’ mission to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment.
Inspired by its location amidst a lush landscape of flora and fauna, their eco-conscious café features an upcycled colander light installation and a potted herb wall – all in alignment with the Gardens’ mission to instil a love of nature in visitors.
Food for Tots' intimate space also boasts an interactive play area and weekly programmes for the little ones, so let the children come and play while you indulge in our all-day brunch items for all the delicious reasons.
Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens' Tanglin Gate, Fusion Spoon is a casual self-service dining place for families and friends.
Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of affordable food and beverages from various cuisine choices such as Western, Asian and Japanese. There is also a waffle and Korean bingsu ice kiosk at Fusion Spoon, for those looking for a little treat after a day out at Singapore’s first UNESCO site!
The main indoor dining area with its warm earthy interiors and green wall brings nature into the restaurant, while the outdoor dining area brings diners closer to nature through an al fresco dining experience.
An indoor as well as an outdoor play area for kids are available plus a 'Harvest Corner', all providing little ones with fun-filled activities while parents dine.
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.
Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to walk on the moon?
Airzone is the world's 1st “suspended playground” concept premiering in Singapore! Creating a truly unique experience for young and old alike.
The Airzone attraction is an elevated playground with distinct themed zones containing unique games to explore, such as a Ball pit, Slide and 3D Maze.
Targeted to open in the 1st quarter of 2018, Airzone sits in the atrium space of City Square Mall in between the floor levels and it stretches up to level 6 with fun and excitement for all the family on every level.
Safety is at the heart of everything that they do. From their trained crew on site through to their experienced management team whom have a combined 25 years experience of attractions business management specialisation. Airstronauts only have to worry about one thing, having fun! Did you know that you can suspend a car from the anchors that hold the Airzone in place!
Revolutionary yesterday, stylish today, a fashion icon forever.
Vilebrequin naturally found its place in the world of luxury where it has become the ultimate reference in men’s swimwear.
Throughout its exceptional history, the brand has remained true to its original spirit and values, combining freedom and elegance. Saint-Tropez forever… Today this spirit is exported around the world, from New York to Beverly Hills, from Paris to Saint-Barthélemy, from Porto Cervo to Rome. It symbolises the values shared by elegant and demanding men, men who wish to combine casual elegance with humour, originality with impeccable taste and quality. They are naturally at home in this colourful world, reminiscent of fine sandy beaches, sunsets and dreams.
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