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.
In 1982, Sonata Dancewear started in a little brown store in Singapore, designing and manufacturing high quality dancewear because every dancer deserves the best, to perform at their best. With a vision to be part of everyone's dance journey, the Sonata Community Studio was founded to bring dance to everyone, and help dancers be better dancers. You can find dancewear, activewear, dance-inspired lifestyle products, and also a 1,500 sq ft dance studio for you to learn, train, and play. They'll always dance with you.
Nikon Experience Hub is a Nikon Brand Concept Store, dedicated to provide the complete customer experience for all level of photographers and creators.
Both professionals and beginners camera enthusiasts alike can get their hands on various Nikon cameras, including their latest Z series mirrorless system, NIKKOR lenses and other Nikon camera accessories.
Nikon Experience Hub is a one-stop experience for photo enthusiasts – try out the latest Nikon products, drop off your equipment for servicing, and learn tips from working professionals at Nikon School.
Green up your living or working space with a low-maintenance terrarium that you can easily put together at The Green Capsule.
Located at Funan, The Green Capsule is founded in 2014 by two green enthusiasts. Together, they want to bring their love for greening to new heights. They aim to be one of the first garden shops to provide customizable and sustainable gifts.
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.
The Times Junior store at Jewel Changi Airport is Times Bookstore’s first stand-alone store catering to children. Times Junior takes on a fun and holistic approach towards Education, Creative Learning, Discovery and Interaction.
With merchandise ranging from books, toys, stationery, gifts and accessories - including a dedicated selection of children’s books by Singapore authors - you and your littles ones can look forward to an engaging bonding experience.
Singapore’s leading cinema operator, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is once again pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema with the opening of their latest multiplex, GV Funan at the revamped Funan Mall, located in the heart of Singapore’s bustling city center.
With its 14th multiplex, GV is enhancing the movie-going experience to attract home viewers back to the cinema by providing increased levels of comfort and privacy to improve one’smovie-going experience.
Highlighting GV’s unwavering commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience, patrons can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with immaculate audio when catching a film at GV Funan, as all seven halls are equipped with Barco Smart Laser Projection.
The new multiplex sees the introduction of two new seating concepts in the 431-seat, seven-theatre complex, as Golden Village places a focus on delivering a premium yet affordable cinematic experience for all.
In a bold move away from conventional row-seating, the new Deluxe Plus halls feature spacious leatherette seats, uniquely designed with lumbar cushioning for increased support, together with a recline feature. Each ultra-modern seat includes a handy USB charging port, enabling patrons to make the most of lengthy movie times to juice up their mobile devices.
The new Gold Class Express hall, with its 32 plush leatherette electronic recliner seats, is the gateway to a luxurious cinematic experience akin to GV’s iconic Gold Class cinemas. For its enticing price, Gold Class’s signature butler service is replaced with a F&B ordering feature on the revamped iGV mobile app which allows moviegoers to pre-order food and drinks prior to the film.
GV Funan will also feature two GEMINI halls. The ever-popular seating option for couples, with their unique spacious design, offers additional legroom and retractable armrests – ideal for date nights at the movies!
And testament to GV’s ‘more than a movie’ brand promise, the multiplex has also expanded its entertainment offerings by introducing four Virtual Reality pods in the GV Funan foyer. In anod to Funan Mall’s high-tech legacy, patrons will be able to enjoy immersive virtual reality gaming and cinematic content – a further example of how GV is seeking to redefine the movie- going experience.
One of the many exciting tenants of the new Funan; Bernina makes beautiful sewing machines, inside and out, plus accessories for sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a serious quilter or new to the world of sewing and crafting, Bernina has a machine just for you.
Bernina is a fourth-generation family-owned company, and Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they create.
Their products are known for quality, innovation and design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, Bernina emphasizes ergonomic design that allows you to focus on your project - and not the machine.
Britain’s renowned folding bikes manufacturer, Brompton Junction will debut its Southeast Asia’s flagship store at Funan. To celebrate this, Brompton Junction will launch a Lion City special edition – available solely at the Funan flagship store.
The Brompton was designed in 1975 and they have had an exciting journey since then.
Their mission at Brompton is to change the way people live and move in cities. A Brompton is the perfect companion, offering uncompromised mobility and allowing you to explore the world you live in with a sense of independence and freedom without any limits.
Originally designed and built by their founder, Cambridge graduate Andrew Ritchie, in his flat in South Kensington opposite the Brompton Oratory church in West London from humble beginnings, Brompton has now become the iconic folding bike company, the world's favourite and the largest bicycle manufacturer in Great Britain.
A Brompton can be personalised by you, for you. Handlebar shape, frame colour, components and gearing; there are over 16 million possible variants you can create, depending on your individual requirements and personal style. Each bike is handmade, bespoke for you and each frame uniquely hand brazed by skilled craftsmen at their London factory.
The centrally-located and newly-opened City Ballet Academy provide quality dance training and a conducive learning space for their students.
City Ballet Academy was founded by Xia Haiying – award-winning Principal dancer of international repute, and Koh Kai Mui. City Ballet Academy seeks to provide a well-rounded and balanced array of training programs catering to the unique needs, abilities, and learning goals of every student. With the support of a strong teaching faculty, we continuously refine our training programs in order to maximise every child’s innate potential and groom them into confident, well-rounded individuals.
For students seeking a professional future in ballet, the CBA Elite Program provides accelerated pre-professional training, and has led students to achieve outstanding results at locally and internationally recognized dance competitions. The program has also groomed students to receive full scholarships and entry into international vocational ballet schools across many shores, such as the English National Ballet School, John Cranko Schule (Germany), Elmhurst Ballet School, and New Zealand School of Dance.
Ballet is a performing art, and one of our goals is for our students to understand, appreciate and explore ballet as an art form. Through our annual year end concert, our students get the opportunity to express, perform and experience the stage! The launch of the CBA Performing Group in 2018 also opens doors for more students to enjoy performance and competition opportunities. Find out more about City Ballet Academy's programs here.
Danz People at Marina Square is one of Singapore's premier dance studios. The dance studio was founded in 2008 with the aim of providing a range of dance related activities, catering to both seasoned and novice dancers, offering courses for all ranges of levels.
Instructors at Danz People range from street dancers to those professionally-trained in classical ballet and jazz, offering a wide variety of genres across different disciplines.
Find out more about their facilities and course programmes here.
Based at 7 Maxwell Road, the newly-opened Ministry of Fitness has access from Telok Ayer Street and is located directly above the Amoy Street Food Centre. Spanning a space close to 9,000 sq ft; Ministry of Fitness is also home to The Singapore Trampoline Academy.
Their facilities include: a well-equipped Fitness Suite, Dance Studio and Functional Indoor Bootcamps space. The classes they currently offer are Bootcamps - Military - Trampoline Fitness - Spartan Obstacle Training - Dance Cardio and NS Ready which is designed for those preparing to take their IPPT (Individual Physical Proficiency Test).
Led by Ex British Military and SG Army instructors, they aim to deliver innovative and functional training programs which are adaptable for all ages and abilities. Set the conditions for those training for their first adventure race, to beat a PB or to mix up current training programs, your goal is theirs and united both will achieve and make this happen.
The Singapore Trampoline Academy specialise as a training facility dedicated to the growth and development of competitive trampolining in Singapore. Developed by qualified and experienced international coaches, their facility offers trampoline programs for beginners as well as athletes who aspire to compete at an international level.
Suitable from 4-yr old to Adult classes, they cater to everyone. They have recently collaborated with Superfly Monkey Dragons, Singapore’s Progressive Parkour / Movement Academy and Agency with an experienced friendly international team. Master your body and mind, Reconnect with your spirit, Challenge yourself with SFMD in a fun, supportive space. Discover yourself through movement.
Team Tactics Corporate Camps: Team cohesion is the foundation of operational effectiveness, how effective is your workforce? If your Corporate is looking for innovative opportunities to challenge your team cohesion and then trust their Team Tactics afternoon which is a unique opportunity that you must experience.
Lead by Commissioned Officers from the Royal military Academy Sandhurst, their ‘Team Tactics’ package promises to challenge you and your colleagues aptitude for communication, leadership and trust using simple yet effective team building strategies, the first of it’s kind in Singapore. Throughout this 2.5 hour package they will conduct a series of leadership and leaderless tasks, under varying conditions and challenge even your most senior / junior of members.
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.”
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 concept store is located at 45 Maxwell Road and it occupies a space of more than 980 sq ft on the ground floor.
There are several unique features of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop. Firstly, it is the first bookshop here to offer only Singapore books. These are books written about Singapore, books written by Singaporean authors or books published by Singaporean publishers. The bookshop will not only stock books by Epigram, but those from other Singapore publishers, along with URA books and literature – in all, more than 400 titles will be stocked at any one time.
Another unique feature of the coffee bookshop is that one table will be allocated to an author or artist during opening hours. The author/artist can use the space to write or draw, share a drink with customers, or simply use it to gain inspiration. Visitors to the coffee bookshop can also get their books signed by these content creators.
For those seeking a brew (coffee brew, that is) with their books, the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop will serve the full range of speciality coffees by Huggs Coffee, ranging from espresso-based to Sumatra coffees (local-style coffee), along with convenient bites such as pastries, wraps, sandwiches, cakes and sweets, and wholesome lunch sets.
The design of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop also differs from other book cafes. Facing the coffee counter, for example, is an 11m-long bookshelf that isn’t merely a display area for books, but also lends itself well for Instaworthy moments.
With its location near Maxwell Food Centre and Ann Siang Hill, the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop makes it an ideal place to be a one-stop shop for readers interested in picking up Singaporean literature, or tourists who want to pick up a memento of Singapore, or those who simply want a good mug of kopi and a good read.
Read local, drink local – it’s time for everyone to hold Singapore in their hands.
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.
EagleWings Cinematics is the first independent cinema situated within the Bukit Timah and King Albert Park vicinity. It comprises of 4 cinema halls with a total seating capacity of 153 seats - Eagle Platinum with 18 seats, Eagle Gold with 12 seats and 2 Eagle Classic Halls with 60 and 63 seats.
Their 4 halls have different colour themes to ensure the experience of movie-goers will always be unique. Every premium armchair and classic chair was painstakingly chosen with every combination of movie-goers in mind-from a couple's date night to a family gathering or a corporate event. There is even a Premium Lounge that adds a sparkle to the overall experience.
Their exclusive premium lounge features a 2-storey penthouse-design. The lower 1st level has a stage with the upper 2nd level overlooking the first. A warm and cozy boutique setting for guests to gather and mingle before dispersing to the premium cinema halls for screenings.
Renowned Singaporean global gaming hardware manufacturing company Razer, is set to open their new Southeast Asia headquarters in 2020.
The new headquarters will serve to support the company’s growth in the region and it will cover an estimated gross floor area of 19,300 sq m in a seven-storey building, featuring design elements by Razer designers and external architects.
One of only three in the world, Cafe Leitz is situated within the premise of Leica Store at Raffles Hotel and the “Leica cafe” is the perfect haven for photography aficionados to experience Leica over a fresh brew of coffee and a serving of exquisitely crafted cakes and confectionery.
Sip on your brew as you marvel at the works of master photographers that adorn the Leica Galerie. Experience Leica like never before, today.
Patrons can look forward to exquisite specialty coffee and designer cakes at the newly launched Cafe Leitz.
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.
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.
Australian retailer Spotlight has opened another shop in Singapore following its first opening on Orchard in 1995. Their new Westgate branch spans 16,000 sq ft and it has a wide variety of products all under one roof.
Spotlight is dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares. When you head into a Spotlight store you can find almost everything you need to kit out your home. Kitchen and dining spaces, lounge and bedrooms, bathrooms and more, they have the materials you need at Spotlight.
Spotlight is a family owned and operated Australian business with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. They employ more than 6,700 team members who are dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares to their millions of customers each year.
Influenced by the American and Japanese Streetwear culture; Retro Gate is all about experimenting with different types of clothes to allow you to express yourself creatively.
Retro Gate is a newly-launched vintage store located in MacPherson. Run by three friends who met in university, Paul, Ryo and TK, Retro Gate makes announcements on new releases, sales, and even secret auctions via Telegram (link is on their Instagram @retrogateofficial).
In-store, customers will find over 1,200 pieces ranging from vintage t-shirts to Hawaiian shirts; military wear to workwear; hockey jerseys to vests.
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.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
A Singapore venture is emerging as the new powerhouse of Asia’s electronic dance music industry with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art production studio.
Launching in October 2018, TITAN Studios at Duxton Hill is the brainchild of Singapore electronic music management agency, Jupiter Labs, which also has outlets in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Los Angeles. Jupiter Labs aims to become Asia’s leading artist incubator having already fostered partnerships with leading agencies and labels around Asia. The TITAN studios are a key component of that strategy.
Designed and built by dance music producers and renowned audio engineers, TITAN Studios' facilities simultaneously provide both comfort and creative space, without the complications of traditional recording studios. That doesn’t mean compromise, as TITAN offers advanced sound design tech and a wealth of vintage, analog and digital instruments and outboard gear.
Asia Music School has launched their 3rd branch in Singapore's eastern neighbourhood, at Parkway Parade.
The school offers private piano, violin and a variety of music courses for students of all ages. One highlight of the Parkway branch is the exclusive recital hall, with a capacity of up to 60 seating pax, features intimate space that is ideal for performances from chamber music to solo recitals, rehearsals, workshops and presentations.
Asia Music School has established a reputation and is known for its dedicated teaching and performances in Singapore. The school, which started off with only a few students in 2008, is now providing instructional music programs to over hundreds of students every months through a variety of lessons including piano, violin, guitar, percussion and voice. The school currently has 3 branches at West Coast Plaza, Yishun Central, Parkway Parade and an upcoming branch in Hougang opening later this year.
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!
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.
Golden Village Multiplex (GV), Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, has answered the call of the residents of Bedok, with the opening of its new 576-seat multiplex at the new Djitsun Mall Bedok, where the iconic Princess Theatre once stood. They also introduced a new local curry-flavoured popcorn which is sold exclusively at GV Bedok as GV pays homage to local food culture.
From Hollywood blockbusters to inspiring independent films, patrons of the new six- theatre multiplex can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with pristine sound, from the unparalleled comfort of GV Bedok’s leatherette seats – all within the immediate vicinity of their homes, as the company continues its steadfast commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience in Singapore.
GV Bedok will cater to the demand among residents for a cineplex in a neighbourhood that was once home to a cluster of four cinemas in the 1990s. Since the closing of the Princess Theatre 10 years ago, residents of Bedok have eagerly awaited the return of a movie theatre to Singapore’s most densely populated neighbourhood, home to some 300,000 residents.
In a homage to this renowned food haven in the Eastern part of Singapore, which is famed for its traditional hawker dishes, Golden Village has launched a new localised curry-flavoured gourmet popcorn in tandem with the opening of its new cinema. The flavour is exclusively available at GV Bedok for three months from GV Bedok’s opening. In addition, GV will introduce three other gourmet popcorn flavours – Seaweed Wasabi, Caramel, and Cheese – across its cinemas island-wide.
Continuing its enthusiasm for culinary delights and support of local brands, GV is also working with homegrown F&B chain Saybons to offer cinemagoers a wholesome spread of hot soups, pastas and light bites at GV Bedok.
Located in Chijmes, the newly-opened BOLD Fitness is a club with a unique view of fitness in Singapore – that training is personal.
Founded by experienced and highly specialized trainers Filza Dorah, Hadi Sim and Guna Palanisamy, BOLD Fitness is for fitness enthusiasts who are looking for customized fitness and lifestyle solutions to meet their health and wellness needs.
Personal training is at the core of what they do – with specialisations in post-rehab training, pre- and post-natal training, weightloss programmes, mixed martial arts, sports-specific training, and bodybuilding. All their trainers are also qualified with myofascial and triggerpoint release, as well as mobility work, to make sure your body is prepared for your fitness goals and to improve overall quality of life.
BOLD was designed not just as another gym, but a fitness club so that they can put their members’ needs at the forefront of everything they do. Members have an all-access pass to the club’s facilities, including state-of-the-art equipment, complimentary wifi, changing rooms and showers with a dry and wet area, plus a café that sells customisable protein shakes, juices, healthy bites and coffee – yes, coffee is healthy too!
They believe in education and full guidance. BOLD will host fitness events and wellness workshops. Exclusively for their members, they provide nutrition and diet plans for a holistic fitness offering.
If you’re looking to be a stronger, fitter version of yourself, BOLD is there to help you on your journey.
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
The largest kitchenware and tableware store in Asia, ToTT, announces the relocation of its retail flagship store after nearly a decade as a familiar landmark in Bukit Timah. Located at newly-revamped Century Square, the concept store spans 7,511 sq ft of culinary retail space and features a curated selection of cook, bake and hosting-related merchandise and a convertible cooking studio.
ToTT Store is a one-stop culinary haven for anyone who cooks, bakes or hosts, with exclusive cooking, baking & hosting-related merchandise such as Cuisinart, Nordic Ware and more.
Celebrating its tenth year, Filmgarde Cineplexes is embarking on an exciting new growth planto be Singapore’s market leader in the cinematic experience. Pushing to be at the forefront of international standards whilst being audience-oriented and accessible, Filmgarde will feature cutting-edge international cinematic technology, innovative products and carefully curated service offerings.
Filmgarde Cineplexes has overhauled and enhanced its website and is introducing for the FIRST time in Singapore, a Bilingual Cinema Website that allows consumers to toggle the platform easily between English and Chinese. This thoughtful initiative not only allows Filmgarde to reach out to a wider audience, but it also creates greater ease of use and accessibility for the mature and silver generation.
Complementing its new website is Filmgarde Cineplexes’ brand new self-service ticketing kiosk which also sits on a bilingual platform. These kiosks are ergonomically designed and allows for fast and effortless purchase of tickets via a wide range of payment platforms including Visa, Mastercard, PayWave, PayPass and NETS, in line with the national drive towards a cashless economy. For those who prefer a human touch, manned ticketing counters are also available.
To encourage family bonding and more convenient visits for young families to the movies, Filmgarde Cineplexes is also introducing the FIRST Cinema ‘Family Seats’ in Singapore (from $28.50-$42). A Filmgarde exclusive design that allows for seating for up to two adults and two children, this thoughtful initiative elevates the cinema seat from being just another piece of furniture, to an opportunity for families and loved ones to engage and interact seamlessly at the movies.
In a FIRST also for Singapore and Asia, Filmgarde Cineplexes is working strategically with local media powerhouse Mediacorp and Barco, the leading international specialist in visual and projection technology, to debut the next generation immersive sound technologyAuroMax® across all its cinema halls at Filmgarde Century Square.
The brand new AuroMax® is the next frontier and the epitome of the Auro technology. It is also the format of choice for international cinematic use and supported by major and international organizations such as NATO (National Organisation of Theatre Owners), UNIC and DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative), representing major exhibitors, Hollywood studios and the SMPTE (the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers). As of June 2018, there are more than 600 theatres worldwide committed to the format, with more than 50 leading post-production studios and 120 international films released in Auro®.
AuroMax® is thus confidently positioned as the ultimate immersive sound system on themarket, creating a natural 3D listening experience; allowing Singapore’s audience to feel asthough they are right within the picture. In another first of its kind in Singapore, in line withFilmgarde’s vision to elevate the cinematic standards for Singapore’s audiences, it will bekeeping its AuroMax® ticket pricing affordable, retaining its regular price of tickets (from $8.50- $14.50).
16 Beat Drums is your one-stop brand new concept music store that provides revolutionary drumming solutions for drummers of all ages, skill-levels and styles. Their business is run by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the best drumming experience for you.
16 Beat Drums is like a "candy store" equivalent for drum enthusiasts.
Besides the regular drumming goods/things that are usually offered at a conventional drum store, they offer more exclusive products and home-practice solutions that are not yet experienced by many professionals and beginner drummers in the region.
16 Beat Drums is a business that’s built on passion and they take pride in serving the drumming community.
So visit their newly-opened store at 16 Opal Crescent and check out their products. Their friendly & well-versed staff members will be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Play. Practice. Be Heard.
The passionate people behind 16 Beat Drums also manages Singapore Drum Fest, who runs Asia's biggest drumming competition "Drum-Off 2018" and drumming festivals like "Ultimate Drummers Weekend".
Singapore Drum Fest is reputed for being the first-of-its-kind in Asia. A modern and energetic festival that seeks to empower drummers and raise public interest in drumming since 2007. Organized by Fest Events International, and modelled after the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in the USA, Singapore Drum Fest continues to bring the world’s best drummers and musicians together since its birth in 2007 until today.
In collaboration with national sports agency Sport Singapore (SportsSG), sporting goods retailer Decathlon is set to open its biggest store in Kallang early next year.
Measuring about 5,000 sq m, the "Decathlon Singapore Lab" will be Decathlon's fourth store here in Singapore. The store has a 15-year lease from SportSG, which owns the land.
The upcoming store will allow shoppers to test its products via augmented reality and virtual simulations. It will also offer foot scans and mobile payment solutions, including electronic-wallet capabilities.
Decathlon Singapore Lab will also hold events, fitness programmes and sports clinics and have "free to play" areas outside the store.
The Rock School @ Our Tampines Hub is built specially to nurture the growth and development of sports climbing in Singapore as well as spread the love for this accessible sport, great for people of all ages and abilities.
The Rock School's state-of-the-art climbing facility includes 20 lanes of top-rope wall, 10 lanes of lead wall and a massive 4.5m-tall bouldering area. Kids, youth, adults, and families may enjoy their many exciting routes all day long!
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
Looking for a space to nurture your green fingers? NParks provides allotment gardening plots at various parks for anyone who wishes to have their own space to garden.
Allotment gardens offer plots of land to individuals to rent for growing their own plants. Following the initial success of the pilot scheme at HortPark, new allotment gardening plots will be introduced in 10 more parks islandwide over the next two years. By 2019, more than 1,000 allotment garden plots will be available to the community.
Each allotment plot consists of a 2.5 m x 1 m raised planter bed, and can be leased for three years at a charge of $57/year (excluding GST).
As golfers are faced with fewer options and less time for golf in Singapore, Marina Bay Golf Course is getting creative in making the sport more appealing to juniors, families and even serious golfers.
Experience its new par 24, 6-hole putting course featuring 211 metres of natural grass putting surface against the stunning backdrop of Singapore’s city skyline. Discover this uniquely designed course through 6 holes of fun and challenges only at Marina Bay Putting Course!
The Marina Bay Putting Course's conceptualisation and design is a collaboration between NCI Golf Pte Ltd and Universal Gardens Pte Ltd, aim to make the putting course fun and challenging for the novice and the experienced golfer.
In addition to its manicured greens which are similar to those on the golf course, the putting course features careful contouring, undulations, and holes of varying lengths. Its par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes ranging from 20 to 62 metres, and challenging breaks take golfers on a mind- bending and exploratory golf journey.
At NorthStar Gymnastics, they are committed to making your gymnastics and fitness dreams come true. Their new 4,700 sq ft air-conditioned facility at the newly-launched SingPost Centre Mall provides an outstanding environment for students of all levels and abilities.
â€‹Whether you’re a beginner or a competitive gymnast, reach your full potential with NorthStar Gymnastics.
At NorthStar Gymnastics, they embrace a fun, positive and safe way to learn! Their gymnastics & fitness classes cater to all abilities and goals. Choose from their progressive Beginner, Competitive & Adult gymnastics programmes. Class sizes are kept small to provide individual attention and practice time.
NorthStar Gymnastics is founded by Coach Jon Gutierrez in 2017 to provide a conducive space where students can reach their full potential. An active member of Singapore Gymnastics, he served as Gymnastics Floor Manager at both the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and 2015 SEA Games. He also trains new coaches as a presenter with SG Coaches accreditation programme.
Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is upping the ante in the entertainment scene in the east of the city, with the opening of Singapore’s first all-new laser projection multiplex at the new Singpost Centre retail mall, located at the heart of Paya Lebar.
Laser projection made its debut on the screens in all eight auditoriums at the 756-seat GV Paya Lebar, which officially opened to the public last month.
With a brightness of 20,000 lumens, the Barco Smart Laser Projection delivers unprecedented picture quality, far outperforming traditional digital projections. The new system creates higher contrast, clearer, crisper imagery and higher colour saturation, providing viewers with a far superior visual effect.
Similarly, auditorium seating has undergone a radical re-think from conventional cinema row-seating. Fusing contemporary design with essential modern-day comfort, GV Paya Lebar’s latest seating concept in its DUO DELUXE hall, gives movie goers the option of enhanced privacy and comfort. With its opulent twin leatherette seats, specially designed with lumbar cushion for superior support, the exclusive 58-seat cinema is further testament to GV’s uncompromising approach to creating the ultimate cinema experience.
Cinema-goers in the East are in for a treat come end September 2017! Cathay Cineplexes is coming to Parkway Parade, making it the eighth Cathay Cineplex in Singapore.
With seven spacious halls to comfortably accommodate 880 cinema-goers, consumers can look forward to having a memorable, one-of-a-kind cinematic experience while indulging in Cathay Cineplexes’ iconic caramel popcorn. Well-loved movie characters will also come to life through advances visual digital projection and impeccable Dolby Surround Sound technology.
To encourage more inclusive movie experiences, Cathay Cineplexes at Parkway Parade will be the first Cineplex under Cathay Organisation to introduce the Assistive Listening Device system for hearing and visually impaired individuals. The system uses infrared to provide clear high-quality sounds with maximum intelligibility and is designed for low distortion and high clarity.
Don’t miss the latest action blockbusters or the most heart-warming romantic comedies with Cathay Cineplexes at Parkway Parade.
Cathay Cineplexes Parkway Parade is located on Level 7 of the mall and is open to public from end of September 2017.