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.
Indoor axe throwing is the new sport in town! It is both a recreation and competitive sport where there are score points based on where you stick the axe in the target board. Think darts, but bigger and better! With the opening of Singapore's first and only axe throwing range, Axe Factor at Turf City, you can now hurl axes in a safe and controlled environment.
Feeling stressed out? Vent your frustrations by hurling axes onto a target board 14 feet away! Whether you’re visiting Axe Factor with friends or alone, axe throwing will prove to be a unique and fun-filled activity.
Axe Factor caters to every occasion you can think of. So, make a booking and throw some hatchets!
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.
Originating from Taiwan, Funsiamo is a newly-launched premium DIY baking studio in Suntec City.
Their recipes are uploaded in an iPad for customers to choose from and then learn to bake in the studio through the instructions from the iPad without the presences of instructors or chefs.
Funsiamo offers a fully equipped studio for people to bond and have fun together with their very own DIY baking experience. No class no rush. Choose from their library of recipes like Macarons, Fruit Tarts, Valrhona Banana Chocolate Cake and more. They supply all the required ingredients and tools for their recipes.
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.
Supplying the latest and greatest branded street-style and sports fashion goods for over 30 years and with 1000s of exclusive products - JD Sports leads the way.
Bag the latest kicks for your happy feet as JD Sports' Singapore flagship store is officially open in ION Orchard!
JD is the leading specialized multi-channel retailer of branded sports and casual wear in the UK and Europe. Known for their massive collection of exclusives from the biggest and greatest brands across the world for well over 30 years, JD has since established the JD King of Trainers store, dedicated in bringing the most anticipated trainers to the local scene. They are, after all, the Undisputed King of Trainers.
Borussia Academy, is a new and exciting football program for boys & girls aged between 4 - 18 years and is based at the new state of the art GESS campus at Dairy Farm Road (Bukit Panjang). The Academy is created in partnership with well known Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and is internationally known for its excellent youth development programs.
The Borussia Academy Singapore is a community program open to the wider public in Singapore. They cater for children of all abilities from beginners to advanced. They also offer multiple training options throughout the week including their specialty goalkeeping and ball mastery programs.
Their players are given the opportunity to compete in the Unity Football League (UFL), in international tournaments, including trips to Germany. The training program is lead by a Head Coach sent from the Borussia Academy in Moenchengladbach, which has been awarded the Certification of Excellence by the German FA. Borussia is famous for conducting one of the best youth development programs in Germany.
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 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.
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 Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as ‘the place where it all happens’. Its 1st Singapore outlet is now open at Marina Square.
Born in 1992, Millennium Dance Complex is the most famous dance studio brand in the world. Founded in Los Angeles, USA, it has been fuelled by Hollywood’s entertainment business’s hype machine. Millennium Dance Complex is the preeminent dance instruction brand in commercial dance. Millennium offers dance and dance fitness classes to everyone from beginning dancers to Hollywood’s biggest celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Ariana Grande, Pink and Diddy.
Millennium is home to some of dance’s best and highest-profile choreographers, who choreograph and teach the biggest pop stars when they practice for their videos and tours. Dance’s popularity continues to explode thanks to increased exposure on television, in movies, and major concerts. With its focus on contemporary, popular music and dance, Millennium distinguishes itself from the existing competition of aged dance studio brands that focus on ballroom and classical dance and do not appeal to the modern, progressive population.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as a 'the place where it all happens'. Although the studio's A-list clientele and a faculty of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the world has catapulted MILLENNIUM to a global brand, it still remains notably grounded, welcoming and dedicated to the highest level of service and instruction.
The 5,000 sqft store is also home to Swee Lee Social Club; an in-store casual cafe for patrons to rest and hang ten, a hangout space for music lovers to exchange over cuppas and sweets.
The bigger store space at Star Vista is also the expansion of Swee Lee Music Academy and it is now fitted with five teaching rooms for you to learn music and jam away.
Swee Lee Star Vista Lifestyle Store also offers repair services and a special VIP treatment (by appointment only), for those who’d like to have consultations with the pros on the range of limited edition guitars.
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.
Much more than a state-of-the-art retail and performance space, the new Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard - the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, houses a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation – the Steinway SPIRIO, a high-resolution re-performance piano, to exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex, pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The new store’s open façade is uniquely designed similarly to one of Steinway's 130 patents - the seamless, continuous-bent rim (invented in 1878 and is done virtually the same way today as it was then). A Steinway grand piano displayed at the store front is available for shoppers to tinkle on.
Also, they can host up to 80 pax with a full-size performance stage and the store will be frequently used as a recital hall that allows musicians & audiences to connect. The rehearsal studio for artists and students, which houses two Steinway Grands, is another embodiment of Steinway's commitment to celebrating arts & culture.
Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
OUE Social Kitchen is your kitchen in the city to co-cook, co-create and commune! That's right. Singapore's very first communal kitchen is a space designed for friends, families and even strangers to come together, and share and discover the joy of cooking and dining together.
At OUE Social Kitchen, they celebrate the joy of cooking and creating culinary feasts with anyone and everyone.
Bring your own ingredients, whip up your own meal and let them do the cleaning up! Guests will have full access to state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy a range of crockery, utensils and basic condiments provided for.
Go and embark on a savoury adventure, construct ingenious food encounters and share a meal and every other experience that goes into making it.
The Vintage Camera’s Museum, itself is set in the form of a Rolli camera, and the entry is shaped like a lens. There are around 1000 cameras on display right from replicas of the world’s biggest camera - the mammoth camera till the latest technological gadget, a 11 gram camera. Some of the other unique cameras which can be viewed in the museum are a walking stick camera, spy cameras, pigeon cameras, first 3D camera and pistol cameras to name a few. Besides, the museum also has on display, rare collection of photographs featuring interesting facets about photography including an authentic replica of the first ever photograph taken.
To understand any concept fully, one needs to understand its history. And so it goes with the camera as well. The Vintage Camera’s Museum features a detailed documentary on the evolution of cameras and its journey thus far. It also caters to the curious minds by screening interesting documentaries on some of the unique cameras of those days. One such invention was the pigeon camera.
In addition, the Vintage Camera’s Museum also has a rare collection of negatives, film rolls and books on photography.
A distinct feature of the museum is that one can take a ‘selfie’ with Lumiere Brothers, who were the pioneers in photography. Lumiere Brothers were French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who devised an early motion-picture camera and projector called the Cinématographe.
Some of the cameras on display can be touched and felt for a complete hands-on experience. There is also a guided tour to help visitors appreciate the functionality and limitations of the cameras.
Leica Galerie was recently unveiled at The Fullerton Hotel. The opening photo exhibition at this new gallery space is 'Memories of Istanbul', by renown Turkish photographer Mr. Ara Güler.
The new gallery replaces the one at Raffles Hotel, where Leica has held exhibitions for the past 5 years.
Nested within the magnificent Fullerton Hotel building, the new Leica Galerie & Store space showcases both classic and contemporary Leica cameras and sport optics amidst a décor of luxury and heritage.
Adorning Leica Galerie walls are works of photography masters of old and new.