The largest mall in Northern Singapore will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year. Developed by Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, the mall is part of Northpoint City, the largest integrated development in the North, housing over 400 retail and dining outlets across two retail wings.
When completed, the 1.33 million square feet Northpoint City will also include the 920-unit North Park Residences, community spaces, an air-conditioned bus interchange and an underground retail link with direct access to Yishun MRT Station.
Northpoint City is expected to serve as a lifestyle, recreation and integrated transportation hub for over half a million residents from Singapore’s northern region.
With a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, a town plaza which is the size of 10 basketball courts and a line-up of lifestyle and retail offerings curated to serve the community, Northpoint City will be the key venue of community interaction and activities.
The Nee Soon Central Community Club will move into the South Wing of the mall by 2018 and will be the first Community Club in Singapore to be housed in a shopping mall. The Yishun Public Library will also be re-opening in the mall by the first quarter of next year.
Pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community and Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)1, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore created additional space for community-focused services. Such community-centric tenants include The RICE Company, a performing arts non-profit organisation, as well as a childcare centre The Orange Academy.
Shoppers can expect a new, exciting and vibrant shopping experience at both the North and South wings, which will form the mall at Northpoint City. With the expected completion of its Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) in September 2017, Northpoint Shopping Centre will be integrated into Northpoint City and renamed as its North Wing.
In addition to a diverse range of retail offerings, the North Wing will feature over 50 food and beverage concepts, including family favourites Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Tenderfresh. The South Wing will have a second food court in addition to a speciality food precinct named "The Makan Town”, an education cluster, as well as other thematic shopping zones.
Drawn by the potential and scale of Northpoint City, the mall is on track to having close to 90% of its retail space leased when it opens in the fourth quarter of this year. Harvey Norman will move into a brand-new 34,000 square feet store to offer even more selections for its shoppers, while retail stalwart FairPrice will open a supermarket spanning 33,000 square feet. This will be the second supermarket in Northpoint City in addition to the existing Cold Storage supermarket, giving even more options for shoppers.
Linking the two wings of Northpoint City’s retail space will be The Courtyard at Basement 1. It will be a community space designed to allow natural light into the mall, while offering an unobstructed view of shopfronts in that area.
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 at ORTO, Singapore's first 24-hour multi-recreational park 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”.
Enjoy a whole new experience at Jewel Changi Airport! Set to open in early 2019, the mixed-use development located in front of Changi Airport’s Terminal 1, features a hotel, exciting attractions, aviation facilities as well as retail and dining offerings - all across a 10-storey complex.
Offering a sneak peek into the lifestyle and recreation attractions at Jewel, Changi Airport on Wednesday (June 7) shared plans to create lush indoor gardens, mazes, slides and walking trails to complement a 130-room hotel and 300 retail and dining outlets.
The newly-unveiled elements of Canopy Park on level five of Jewel, spanning about 14,000 sqm feature three iconic play attractions – Sky Nets, Canopy Mazes, and Discovery Slides.
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.
About one quarter of the retail space at the new Funan mall has been taken up and local theatre company W!LD RICE is among one of the latest tenants announced together with a few other familiar brands.
The retail mall will have 200 shops over six storeys, and is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.
W!LD RICE will build a 18,000 sq ft, 380-seat theatre - the first facility of its kind designed and managed by a local theatre group to be located within a commercial complex.
W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
Let ‘em Play is Singapore’s new family-centric edutainment hub located in the West, offering a wide range of activities and programmes that are suitable for both adults and children.
Their activities focus greatly on parent-child bonding and interaction. The obstacles are designed to allow parents to support their children while they overcome their fear of heights through simple challenges and tasks.
The indoor-only activities available at Let 'em Play are specially chosen and designed to cover all aspects of psycho-motor skills and character development for the young ones. Each of them covers a specific aspect in brain and body development. They proudly present you with the following challenges:
Fun Climbing Walls
Indoor High Elements Obstacle Course (The one and only in Singapore!)
Augmented Reality Bouldering / Climbing (The first in Singapore!)
An exciting lifestyle destination plugged into the world of tech and socially savvy consumers will be coming up in 4Q 2019 on the site of the former Funan DigitaLife Mall, right in the heart of Singapore's Civic & Cultural District at 100 North Bridge Road.
Building on its legacy as the definitive IT mall in Singapore over the last three decades, Funan will go beyond selling IT products to incorporating the tech experience throughout the entire integrated development. There are currently 3 confirmed tenants: movie operator Golden Village, food court operator Kopitiam and rock climbing facility Climb Central. Climb Central will offer a 50-lane rock climbing facility, and its highest wall will span four floors.
After a bunch of pop-up stores last year, multi-label boutique OCDEMPIRE.COM, known for its contemporary, curated street wear pieces, has just launched its first offline store at Orchard Gateway, a minimalist, industrial-looking affair with lots of unfinished wood and concrete.
The inventory covers a range of prominent international brands such as YG and Samsung’s co-produced Nonagon from South Korea, high-profile street wear by Represent and Boy London.
It also also promises options by French luxury brand Les Artists and Billionaire Boys Club, a collaboration with Japan's Nigo, aka founder of the Bathing Ape, and Pharrell William.
Located in Singapore’s ever-popular Clarke Quay, The Butchers Club Burger will be open late into the night and will have up and coming DJs on to play on Thursday to Saturday nights.
The famous Butchers Club Burger, which has been satisfying customers in both Hong Kong and Bali and has been awarded multiple accolades including ‘best burger’ by Time Out and Bloomberg, is now arriving in Singapore mid-September 2015!
Not only are their juicy bacon cheeseburgers made using their signature dry-aged Black Angus beef from Australia, but the patties are also minced to order in front of the customer, before being thrown back to the kitchen and grilled to a perfect medium, remaining nice and pink in the centre.
The concept came about through The Butchers Club’s desire to practise nose-to-tail butchery. After the primary cuts of beef have been used for the brand’s signature dry-aged steaks, gorgeous secondary cuts of rump, chuck and brisket are first dry-aged and then ground in the restaurant and sprinkled with their secret seasoning blend.
The menu is limited to one choice of burger, beer and bourbon – although there is also a secret menu, for those in the know that offers a small selection of alternative burgers that change regularly.
A burger at The Butchers Club Burger is like nothing you have ever tasted.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
Founded in 2011, GreenDot was awarded the Spring Ace Start Up Fund to set up their Green Fast Food concept in schools to change the boring and unappealing stereotype that people have of vegetarian food.
With the belief that eating has a greater purpose, they help you make differences one meal at a time. Whether it's because you want to boost your health, combat climate change, or feel good from eating a meal, choosing a meal at GreenDot is your best way to make this positive impact.
They hope to bring you more delicious meat-free cuisines that can excite your tastebuds and also satisfy your daily nutritional needs.
Here to save you from the daily grind, Refuge is a sleek urban oasis where the sounds are smooth, the vibe easy and the liquids flowing. Across two levels: club on level 2 and bar on level 3, be cocooned in an alternate reality for one more day.
Head up to the bar on level 3 for instant retreat and relief. Soulful R&B, Old school Funk, Classics and rare groove are ointments for the senses while you take in rejuvenating cocktail concoctions prescribed by our bartenders.
Then get into a different kind of grind on level 2 at the club. Current and Old school R&B, Hip Hop, urban flavas and tunes slip and slide around the room, soothing your body up towards a better state of being.
Jamie’s Italian International and Hotel Properties Limited will be opening Jamie’s Italian Forum at Orchard in the third quarter of 2015.
Slightly smaller and more rustic than its sister establishment in VivoCity, the new Jamie Oliver restaurant will be a buzzing and stylish all-day space. Jamie’s Italian Forum at Orchard will open its doors at 10am every morning, so that you can pop in and read the papers or have a cozy chat over a freshly ground coffee and one of their Italian artisan pastries.
Jamie’s Italian Forum at Orchard will also be the first Jamie’s Italian in Singapore to serve fantastic thin-crust pizzas, on top of the much-loved bowls of freshly made pasta, mouth-watering grills and colourful salads. Done to order and served straight out of the oven, these pizza planks are perfect for sharing. Favourites include the mouth-watering Funghi with roasted mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, charred onion & thyme and the fiery Italian Hot, topped with artisanal salami, spicy meatballs, jalapeño chillies & buffalo mozzarella.
Whether you're looking for a quick catch up over a great cocktail or want to settle in for the night with a bottle of wine and some tasty nibbles, the bar has it covered. Offering knowledge without pretension and a fantastic list of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails, the friendly and expert staff will be able to advise and assist. A great place to unwind after a hard day at work or have a night out with your friends, the drinks will taste even better with "Aperitivo Hour", every Monday to Friday from 3 to 7pm.
Jamie’s Italian Forum at Orchard will thus evolve throughout the day - a place where you can drop by for a quick lunch, have an early evening meal before a movie or spend a Saturday night with a loved one after a day of shopping. But whatever the occasion and time, it will always be a great place to meet, socialise, eat and drink.
9Goubuli, a celebrated dining establishment in China, is opening its very first international outlet at Marina Bay Sands.
Steeped in history, with the original recipes dating back to 1858, Goubuli gained global fame over time for its baozi – the delicate handmade steamed buns with a soupy filling using half leavened dough and bursting with flavours from the North of China.
Goubuli in Tianjin already has a steady fan-base and is a must amongst visitors to the city, including global dignitaries and leading entertainment personalities.
Enjoy a comprehensive menu serving up hand-crafted buns, dumplings by the team of Baozi Masters and traditional soup, handpulled noodles, Cantonese roast and seafood dishes prepared by seasoned Chefs.
You will also be impressed with staples such as the Steam Xiao Long Bao, Pan-Fried Buns with Pork Stuffing, Onion Pancake and Shanghainese Wonton in Red Oil Vinegar.
The 3,811 square feet restaurant is designed to cater for family dinners, corporate functions or a quiet meal for a small group. The three private dining rooms are perfect for a celebration during the festive seasons or special occasions. The culinary team is also open to customizing menus to suit different palates. 9Goubuli’s warm ambience is completed with dark wooden motif wood paneling, oriental furniture, marble-top tables and beautiful table-setting.
Workhouse is a coworking space located in the heart of Little India. Designed with startups and small businesses in mind, Workhouse aims to be a platform that fosters creative collaborations between community members by promoting entrepreneurship, diversity and work with a social directive.
Workhouse shared office space features unique steel structures created to give teams a sense of belonging with an open working space. These structures are further dividable with moveable panels as required by your preferences.
All Co-Working members will also have access to below business facilities giving you the platform for presentations, fund raising, collaboration and relaxation.
Led by award winning Chef Fung Chi Keung, the team of culinary masters at Xin Yue wows the modern discerning gourmands with an elaborate menu of classic and creative interpretation of heritage Cantonese recipes.
Much to your delight, the menu at Xin Yue offers a line-up of delectable dim sums, sumptuous roasting fares and well-loved celebrated Cantonese dishes. Be surprised by their occasional seasonal menu which uses the freshest catch and ingredients if you prefer something off the main menu.
Indulge in the pursuit of an exquisite Cantonese fare while you experience impeccable guest services in a modern elegant interior.
Cravings is a dessert café. Carefully curated, their bakers offer their best selection of desserts to tantalise your demanding palate. Coupled with a cup of espresso-based beverage or refreshing speciality soda, that should complete your cravings for the day.
Cravings café is located at a rustic-feel location, nearby the award winning Punggol Waterway.
They also offers its kitchen for rental by home bakers as well as more established bakers who are looking for a kitchen to base their production operation. A well as discerning customers a unique location for a private function.