If you live in or near Bukit Gombak and love gardening, you can apply for 70 allotment gardening plots at the new Bukit Gombak Park which will be opened in early 2020. Applications will be open for online application from 5 January 2020, 10am to 19 January 2020, 10pm. The park is located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre. Plots will be allocated by computerised balloting.
To foster a love for gardening, NParks introduced the Allotment Gardening Scheme as part of their Community in Bloom (CIB) programme. CIB is a nationwide gardening movement which aims to bring together residents, young and old, in creating community gardens. With Allotment Gardens situated near HDB residential estates, these plots are widely accessible to the community. Today, more than 1,000 allotment gardening plots have been introduced in 11 parks islandwide.
The huge new 41,700 sqft TFX facility at Millenia Walk houses a full range of cardio, strength and functional training equipment including from Ziva and Torque. It has three studios including a large spinning studio with ICG bikes and a yoga studio, and offers a wide range of classes including dance, hot yoga and functional training.
It is also home to TFX’s first-ever obstacle race training zone called TerraX. This extensive obstacle race training playground allows members to train for any race and includes a 4x25m running track and obstacles like Tire Flips, Spiderman Walk, Hercules Hoist, Olympic Ring Cross and Rope Climbs. Obstacle race training classes led by specialist TerraX coaches include the TerraX Technix introductory class which teaches the fundamentals and basic technical elements of a variety of obstacles.
Ken Mok, CEO of True Group, remarked, “One of the biggest trends we have seen is the growth towards experiential fitness, that is, fitness activities that offer an added experience on top of the exercise itself. In tandem with this trend is an increased interest and participation in events such as obstacle races. True Group picked up on this trend and launched our new TFX clubs in 2019 to offer a curated fitness experience and a new large TerraX indoor obstacle race training facility with OCR classes at our third TFX club at Millenia Walk.”
Previously at Liang Court, Taoz Ceramics has relocated to Orchard Gateway.
Ceramics, coming from an ancient era, is such an attractive and mysterious artwork. Making them seems like a difficult project, but now, everyone can have the opportunity to touch this traditional style of art and have his or her own masterpiece.
Taoz Ceramics Studio offers local people and communities a chance to make art by providing them with the best tools. They hold classes and have a studio for guests to make your own crafts.
Taoz Ceramics Studio understands the importance of access to traditional art for people who really want to learn it. They need space to dream, to create, to inspire and to be inspired. That is why we provide our guests with not only space, but also the appropriate training and tools for them to succeed.
All artistic expressions are allowed in their magical Ceramics Studio where people come and create their arts. Whether you want to spend the day or to discover your talent, you can go and enjoy yourself where the world is your oyster.
People of all ages and levels are welcome, so please stop by.
Unleash your inner superstar at BandKara by Bistro8 where you can sing karaoke with live band members, jamming your heart out at every moment!
BandKara is an authentic Japanese live band karaoke restaurant and bar concept from Tokyo. It is a popular activity in Japan that sees individuals get the opportunity to sing popular karaoke songs in front of an audience accompanied by a live band. With over 250,000 songs, everyone will be able to have a chance to stand on the stage and sing to their hearts’ content!
The live band is well equipped to play any song from any genre regardless of language, and they are there to enhance your experience on stage. Customers can go on to play the instruments or bring their own if they’d like to! They can even perform without the karaoke background music to further build up the adrenaline of performing on stage, leaving them wanting to come back for more. BandKara is similar to a collaborative space where music enthusiasts come together to enjoy playing music, performing and simply have fun.
Mr. Nobuhiro Genmei, Chief Operations Officer of Koshidaka Singapore (company which owns Bistro8), believes that everyone can have a good time at BandKara, by reliving their dreams as a superstar, or just by chilling and enjoying the live performances for those not performing.
With that in mind, BandKara invited professional band members from all over Japan with different musical backgrounds to perform and allow the confident singer inside to be unleashed.
For shyer guests who may not want to sing, chill and indulge in BandKara’s delicious menu; everyone can have a good time at BandKara!
BandKara by Bistro8 is also available for booking for private events, birthday celebrations, corporate functions; simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Formerly known as Urban Fairways, Clubhouse took the reins of Singapore’s premier indoor golf café and bar last month. Clubhouse occupies 2,500 feet space in the iconic Capital Tower in Singapore’s downtown Central Business District. It’s a busy indoor golf club with regular members, a cafe and a fantastic 19th hole for busy office executives to meet and relax. The driving force is a passion for hospitality, great wines, whiskies and beer, and, of course, golf.
They are unique in their delivery of state of the art golf training and entertainment in the heart of downtown Singapore. They offer a casual luxury starting at the front door permeating into a great ambience when you cross the threshold. Welcomed by smiling staff, the distinct smell of coffee, and cool music tones, which combine to create an exclusive oasis by day that transforms the club into a buzzing venue at night with great products and excellent service.
As a brand, Common Man has grown its offerings over the years, from delivering quality café experiences to cementing its place as a coffee industry leader and championing sustainability in all areas of the business.
The academy now boasts its own full-fledged 1,100 sqft space, with floor-to-ceiling glass panels along the side, allowing ample natural light to stream in. The academy space which was formerly a printing shop, has maintained elements of its industrial aesthetic that characterises the heritage block surrounding it. CMCR's signature selection of Loveramics ceramic-ware line the wooden and brass shelves up front, alongside a comfortable seating area for guests to relax, while classes take place in the training toom at the back. The academy will serve both wholesale accounts and public consumers alike, offering both groups CMCR's industry-leading barista training.
From aspiring baristas to seasonsed professionals looking to fine tune their craft, CMCR Barista Academy offers a variety of courses. The curriculum taught at CMCR Barista Academy was developed alongside the Australian Barista Academy, and fosters real-world, quantifiable understanding on a full range of barista skills and knowledge, teaching students how to implement their new understanding in a café environment. Knowledge of proper dosing, reading and interpreting colour changes in extraction, milk splitting, pouring techniques and machine maintenance are just some of the skills that students can expect to take away from the courses. Find out more here.
Housed within the Gallery's Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, it is a site of historical importance and now serves as a research hub for the study of art history in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
No prior appointments need to be made or admission tickets need to be purchased to enter the Rotunda Library & Archive. However, users must register at the counter to access the collection.
National Gallery Singapore was established in 2015 as a leading visual arts institution overseeing the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. Guided by its curatorial vision to present the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; reflexively (re)write the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; and examine these art histories in relation to the global history of art, the Gallery has developed a significant collection of artists’ archives and a reference library focusing on Singapore and Southeast Asian art.
The Gallery’s Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery (Level 3, Supreme Court Wing), is a site of historical importance. During the building’s former life as the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Rotunda served as the Law Library. Housed in this historical space, the Rotunda Library & Archive extends the memory of this site while serving a new function as a research hub for the study of art history in Southeast Asia.
The Rotunda Library & Archive aims to be a leading library housing one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Singapore and Southeast Asian art-historical resources from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Their collection currently holds over 20,000 physical and digital items, including rare publications, exhibition catalogues, ephemera and digital archives, made possible through generous donations, publication exchanges with various art institutions in the region, and partnerships with the estates of Southeast Asian modern art pioneers, such as Georgette Chen and Lim Hak Tai (Singapore), S. Sudjojono (Indonesia) and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation (the Philippines).
Most archival acquisitions are conducted through loans or donations from the archives’ owners (artists, artists’ families, estates and art communities). The Library & Archive preserves the donated physical archives and digitises loaned archives.
A large selection of materials in their Library & Archive collection is searchable here (You will be redirected to their Collections Search Portal). Due to copyright restrictions and levels of permission from the archive owners, some items are only available for viewing onsite. You can view these items in the Collections Search Portal with our digital viewing facility at the Gallery’s Rotunda Library & Archive.
Revel in the unique Tang Music Box karaoke experience in the prime entertainment hub of Clarke Quay. Be instantly charmed by the delectable array of imported snacks and drinks selection, as you enter the thematic rooms that will provide you the space and comfort for your enjoyment needs. With state-of-the-art facilities and wide music catalogue, Tang Music Box is your ideal hangout spot for families and friends alike.
Tired of picking out green peas from a bowl of mixed nuts? Because they value their customers and believe that you truly deserve only the best, Tang Music Box offer a range of premium snacks in their concept store.
Munch on your favourite packet of Kettle chips and no, sharing is not caring so grab one all for yourself! Apart from their well-stocked concept store which is a perfect place for customers to mingle and jingle, check out their uniquely themed rooms that are sure to channel you from blue Mondays to happy TGIFs.
Singapore’s first-ever themed karaoke bar, K.STAR Karaoke is now open at Suntec City! The Suntec City's flagship store has 23 different themed rooms and able to host approximately 7 to 80 people.
K.STAR’s song system is updated with the latest hits in languages including English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. You can even play games on the song selection screen if you need a break from singing.
Their large private rooms are equipped with VR game pods, dart machines and more. Choose one out of their many themed rooms and sing like a star!
Visit K.STAR and enjoy the thoughfully-designed karaoke rooms with your family and friends.
Legacy Dance Co. at Marina Square is the place to begin or pursue your dance dreams! With classes catered for absolute beginners to experienced dancers, they’re dedicated to helping you grow into the dancer you’ve always envisioned yourself to be.
Legacy Dance Co. (LDC) provides a well-structured dance education system. This dance-centric format of education, catered specially for street dance, is relatively new in Singapore. With the emphasis of building a cohesive, family-like spirit between the students and mentors, LDC’s courses are designed to cultivate morals and values that will serve students with purpose beyond the classroom.
The three founders of LDC, are New Revolving Age (NRA) alumni, a Hip Hop dance club from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. They saw a huge potential in the role of dance in Singapore’s education and the arts & entertainment industry, and sought to develop the dance industry through dance education programmes by LDC, with the strong belief that dance is a great medium to bring people together.
The Ark Futsal is one of the leading managers of futsal pitches in Singapore. Today, it manages 11 pitches for its clients, which include government organisations and a country club. While it focuses on ensuring its clients pitches remain in excellent condition, The Ark Futsal also organised soccer programmes, which include major leagues and tournaments to encourage utilisation of these pitches. With its years of facility management and strong event management capability, The Ark Futsal aims to offer quality environment for soccer activities or events to take place, where relationships are built and enhanced through fun and good sportsmanship.
The Ark Futsal's newest pitch is now open at the newly-opened Funan.
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.
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.
Singapore’s True Group is set to launch their flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan, the company’s only fitness centre in Singapore which has a swimming pool and outdoor deck, along with cutting-edge smart training systems.
Slated to open very soon this month, TFX Funan will be the first gym in Singapore to house the Matrix Strength Ultra Series which comes with Intelligent Video Training Display for resistance training. It will also have Life Fitness IC6 spinning bikes, a Naomi training cube, Concept 2’s Bike and Ski ERGs and rowers, functional training equipment from Ziva and Torque, and Rogue’s barbells and a Monster Rhino Belt Squat.
Aside from the latest machinery, True Group has invested in My Zone: a heart-rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity.
My Zone connects to user’s wearable devices such as a smartwatch, as well as connecting to the gym equipment – all geared to monitoring achievements, fitness progression and ultimately, delivering results. My Zone also allows users to connect and interact with other club members, creating a community aspect to training, among many more cool perks.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Homegrown fitness brand, True Group is proud to announce the launch of its new TFX brand, with three new clubs opening within the next four months. Their two-floor 15,000sq ft flagship club in Funan will open at the end of June, followed shortly by a new club at Pacific Plaza (19,500 sq ft) which will open in two phases in May & July, and a new club at Millenia Walk in September 2019.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Taking the lead for the fitness industry in Singapore, True Group has created TFX to deliver curated innovative programmes in which members can track and achieve results through technology. With a focus on innovation, technology-enabled training and a consumer-centric perspective, TFX’s programmes will build on a 4-Quadrant Fitness Programme model encompassing Metabolic, Strength, Restoration and Variability conditioning to help members achieve fitness sustainability.
Yoga will be a key feature at TFX Pacific Plaza, with its entire Level 4 premises dedicated to the latest in yoga experiences and classes which include immersive yoga, wall yoga, aerial yoga and private personal training.
TFX Pacific Plaza’s 5th floor premises will open in July 2019 and will feature functional training equipment from Torque and Ziva, cardio equipment from Matrix, strength equipment from Matrix and Life Fitness alongside spinning bikes from Life Fitness, and equipment from Rogue. The club will also have a boxing area, lifting platforms for both men and women, and equipment from Les Mills’ SMARTech line.
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.
Singapore’s homegrown fitness brand, True Group is excited to announce its plans for a new-concept fitness centre at Millenia Walk, which will become the largest commercial gym facility in Singapore.
The facility will be opened in two phases with a 23,000 sq ft area opening in June 2019, and an additional contiguous 18,700 sq ft space opening by the third quarter of the year.
True Fitness will be vacating its current Suntec City location in mid 2019, having outgrown it. In what will be a seamless transition for its members, the huge new 41,700 sq ft facility at Millenia Walk will enable the True Group to showcase its revolutionary ‘club-within-a-club’ concept which will feature TFX, True Group’s newest premier club, as well as curated fitness trends and workouts from the world over, giving True members options to experience the latest in fitness concepts and workouts without having to leave the club.
“This club will be the confluence of ‘big box’ gyms and boutique gyms, leveraging on the economies of scale that larger clubs enjoy,” said Sean Tan, Director, True Group. “We not only aim to offer more variety and choice in workout options, we are also taking a lead in the development of the fitness community via collaborations with third party boutique studios, and new fitness concept developers,” he added.
The True Group is currently in active expansion mode and will be opening its flagship TFX club in the new Funan shopping mall in mid 2019, whilst having recently launched its premium ‘Yoga Edition’ branded yoga club in Taipei (at the former location occupied by Pure Yoga, which exited the Taiwan market in January).
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.
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.
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.