Shop your heart out at Sephora's latest & 3rd largest outlet in Singapore located at Westgate. The new space spans over 5,300 sq ft and houses over 130 beauty brands.
Sephora is a one-stop beauty destination with unparalleled assortments of prestige products, in addition to Sephora’s own private label, top notch Beauty Advisors and an interactive, easy-to-wander shopping environment.
Founded in France in 1970, owned by LVMH, the world's leading luxury goods group, and under the leadership of CEO Christopher De Lapuente, Sephora holds a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world!
Well-loved globally for its instantly wearable and contemporary designs, British luxury jewellery brand, Monica Vinader, is proud to open its third Singapore boutique store at Westgate, in the heart of Jurong Gateway.
Designed by Monica herself and the same team of architects that developed the brand’s international stores, the interior reflects the brand’s design philosophy, focusing on craftsmanship and quality materials to create an inclusive luxury shopping environment.
Customers enter the boutique underneath a brushed brass façade, past the floor-to-ceiling windows to discover a cube of gold jewellery vitrines displaying the full collection, lit by an eye- catching Tom Dixon installation of six ‘Melt’ pendants hanging at varying heights. The back of the store features an iconic branded wall in a Monica Vinader signature berry shade, adding to the atmosphere of contemporary glamour.
As a brand synonymous with personalisation, the boutique features one of Monica Vinader’s signature engraving bars; a custom built, free-standing structure made from contemporary black steel and brass. Customers will be able to personalise their pieces with names, messages, motifs or even hand drawn doodles using the complimentary, same-day engraving service.
One World International School (OWIS) Nanyang Campus is scheduled to open in January 2018 for preschool, primary and middle school students through grade 8. Grades 9 through 11 will open in August 2018.
The OWIS Nanyang campus is located along 21 Jurong West Street 81. The property spans 3.2 hectares in an attractive, natural setting that will encourage learning to continue both in and out of the classroom. OWIS is a moderate fee school offering a top-quality educational experience that is designed to prepare students for ambitious adult lives. School fees for kindergarten and primary students will start from S$17,000 per annum and not exceed S$20,000 per annum for higher grades.
At OWIS, they pride ourselves in building an international community where children embrace diversity. To assist with this, they have a 30% cap on any one nationality, so their student body is guaranteed to include students from different backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. The new facility can house up to 1,200 students from pre-school through 12th grade and class size is limited to 24 students per classroom.
Their modern campus offers students & parents everything they expect from a well-rounded education. Their classrooms and teachers embrace the latest technology and the campus will also support outdoor learning opportunities, including a Nature Kindergarten. Their IB and IGCSE curricula encourages a deeper understanding of the world around us through inquiry-based learning, and they utilise technology as a tool to deliver that instruction more effectively.
At OWIS, children follow a world class, concept driven curriculum which not only enhances knowledge but also enables them to make real-life connections with the world around them. This is how OWIS ensures that learning is truly “future proof”. Read more about the school.
On Oct 11 last year, a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West were gutted by a blaze that broke out. Residents in Jurong West can look forward to a new two-storey market, shopping and community complex that replaces the burnt market.
Built by the Housing and Development Board and expected to be ready by the end of next year; the new premises will cost an estimated S$6.2 million and a 420 sq m market with 35 stalls, a 433 sq m coffee shop on the ground floor and a hub for active ageing upstairs.
This new 2-hectare test facility will support the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs – NTU (CETRAN), which was launched on 1 Aug 2016 to spearhead the development of testing requirements for AVs. Together with CETRAN and its partners, LTA will work towards developing the necessary standards and testing regimes for the safe deployment of AVs on our public roads. As there are no existing international test standards or international certification bodies for AVs, CETRAN will anchor Singapore’s position as an industry leader in supporting the testing and eventual widespread deployment of AVs.
Jointly developed by LTA, NTU and JTC, the centre in the Jurong Innovation District will be managed by the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N).
In order to be integrated onto public roads, AVs need to be tested on their communication with other vehicles, road infrastructure as well as dispatch and routing systems. To facilitate the testing of AV navigation controls in a real-world environment, the test centre is designed to replicate the different elements of Singapore’s roads, with common traffic schemes, road infrastructure, and traffic rules. The circuit also features a rain simulator and flood zone to test AVs’ navigation abilities under different weather conditions.
To monitor the progress of AV testing, LTA has installed a network of seven 360-degrees close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at strategic locations across the test centre. Real-time footage from these cameras will be streamed back to the AutOnomous VehicLe MonItoring and EValuation SystEm (OLIVE) at LTA’s Intelligent Transport Systems Centre. Through OLIVE, LTA will be able to integrate data from AVs and the CCTVs to evaluate the readiness of AVs for public use. Please refer to the Annex for the Test Centre’s layout and detailed features.
Hypermarket chain, Giant launched Vendmart at its Tampines and IMM Jurong hypermarkets. Vendmart is the 1st of Giant's continued commitment to your shopping experience and also the concept of several vending machines retailing products from local companies.
A total of 17 vending machines are available. One even dispenses popular local favorite, Chili Crabs!
One of the goals of the Vendmart initiative is to support local start-ups and entrepreneurs by giving them an avenue to promote their brand and products.
Choose from hundreds of Superga trainers at their latest boutique at WestGate!
Born 1911 in Torino, Italy, under the stewardship of Walter Martiny, Superga started producing shoes with vulcanized rubber soles, ensuring both flexibility and durability, thereby redefining the humble trainer. The Classic Superga 2750 range has been an icon from the beginning. Long a favourite for taking Italians from the city to the beach during the weekends, its ubiquity demonstrates its versatility, and crucially, comfort— thus the slogan “People’s shoes of Italy”.
Within its 106 years of history, they have seen the iconic trainers being worn by the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono—on their wedding day, no less. A string of recent high-profile collaborations with The Row, Disney, Scotch & Soda, The Blonde Salad and Gosha Rubchinskiy has consequently seen the brand recognised as a staple to the fashion-savvy.
New look. New zones. Better shopping experience! Check out the newly renovated COURTS Jurong Point.
COURTS carries the largest selection of home furnishings, domestic appliances, home entertainment solutions and the latest digital technology.
With its roots as a furniture retailer from the UK, the COURTS brand was established in Singapore and Malaysia in 1974 and 1987 respectively, and entered Indonesia in 2014.
Currently, COURTS operates more than 90 stores across three markets, spanning over 1.7 million sq. ft. of retail space.
COURTS is one of eight organisations that currently holds the CASETrust Gold accreditation and has been presented various awards over its over 40-year-old history in Singapore for business excellence and service quality.
Activate the vital power of your skin with 100% oil-free skincare from Japan. With millions and millions of their products sold, ORBIS Inc. is a leading Japanese cosmetic company which is also involved in markets such as skincare, health food and beauty supplements.
Established in 1984, ORBIS Inc. has been voted No.1 in the Japan Consumer Satisfaction Index.
In 1987, when oil was believed to be the essence of moisture, ORBIS introduced their first 100% oil-free skincare range, because they discovered that what the skin really needed to retain moisture was in fact not oil, but water.
Since then, they have focused on the science of creating intelligent skincare products that work from within to empower and reveal healthy radiant skin.
ORBIS is available at 7 retail points island-wide.
Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) is envisioned to be Singapore’s new national gardens in the heartlands, a people’s garden for leisure and recreation, and a model for sustainability in green development.
The 90-hectare gardens will comprise JLG West, JLG Central and JLG East. JLG West is currently undergoing development, and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. JLG Central and JLG East will be completed from 2020 onwards.
You can begin to enjoy JLG West from 2018! Look out for a meandering boardwalk that will bring people closer to nature, a nature-themed play area for kids, and a community lifestyle and water sports facility for activities such as kayaking and dragon boating.
JLG will be the first national gardens in the heartlands. It will complement two existing world-class national gardens – Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) and Gardens by the Bay (GB). SBG’s strength lies in its botanical emphasis, research and heritage value, whilst GB’s strength is in its themed gardens and sustainability efforts. JLG’s focus is to be a people’s garden accessible to all segments of the community.
JLG will be a unique leisure and recreation destination amongst the other major parks including East Coast Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Pasir Ris Park, and is strategically located to serve the western region of Singapore.
JLG is a vital green infrastructure that contributes to Jurong Lake District’s vision to be ‘a leading model for Singapore in developing a mixed-use urban district that is sustainable, smart and connected’. It will feature sustainable design systems and smart technologies that enable sustainable operation.
Monster Curry is a fast-growing Japanese Curry restaurant chain here in Singapore. They have a total of 10 outlets, with their Suntec City, Bugis Junction and JEM outlets being the latest to the family. These 3 outlets were established within a short 2-month period between June-July.
Be mesmerised by the distinct flavour made from fresh fruits, a unique Japanese curry with selectable spiciness level coupled with a range of assortments on a whopping plate size of 34cm in diameter!
Monster Curry’s sauce contains up to 14 different spices and vegetables and requires up to two days to cook so as to bring out the “Umami” to its fullest.
Going car-lite in the Jurong Lake District (JLD), Singapore’s second Central Business District, is now easier with the completion of a 15km dedicated cycling path network.
JLD is the 8th intra-town cycling path network in Singapore. This is part of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) long term plan to progressively construct dedicated cycling path networks in all HDB towns to enhance first and last mile connections.
With the new cycling path network, residents can cycle more safely and seamlessly from their homes to public transport nodes or their offices in the vicinity. The cycling path network will also enable families and groups of cyclists to explore the scenic Jurong Lake Gardens all the way to Taman Jurong via the existing park connector.
By end 2020, the JLD cycling path network will also be integrated with the neighbouring Taman Jurong estate, which will have its own cycling path network.
To complement the cycling path network, LTA has been increasing bicycle parking facilities in JLD. The bicycle parking capacity at Chinese Garden and Lakeside MRT stations has been ramped up by close to 50 per cent since 2014, bringing the total capacity at both stations to more than 600 lots. LTA will continue to monitor the demand of bicycle parking in Jurong, and look at enhancing the provision of parking facilities at various locations such as the major transport nodes.
Sulwhasoo is the Korean translation of the snowflower which is known to bloom even under the most severe circumstances. Sulwhasoo represents and celebrates women’s beauty and inner strength.
There are now 8 Sulwhasoo counters and stores islandwide. Come April, Sulwhasoo will also be available at WestGate.
A Luxury Holistic Brand blending indigenous medicinal herbs through traditional Korean methods. Sulwhasoo draws on ancient wisdom to balance the inner energies that contribute to a nourished, healthy complexion.
The sought-after Korean skincare brand elicits the innate benefits of herbal remedies and time-honored preparations by blending fresh indigenous ingredients in an optimal balance, promoting vitality and youthful skin.
One of Hong Kong’s most popular ice cream brands, Lab Made, is now at WestGate.
They use extremely cold liquid nitrogen at -196â„ƒ to rapidly freeze their ice creams, to give you the smoothest and creamiest ice cream.
At Lab Made, they believe that enjoying good food doesn't have to compromise on good health. That is why all their ice creams are made from scratch, using real, fresh, quality ingredients so there's no need for additives, colourings or preservatives.
Their aim is to bring you premium freshly made ice creams that are full of flavour. Making them to order means they are never stored in a freezer and retains their fresh, intense flavours.
BHG is one of the leading department stores in Singapore recognized for quality, value and service. It will open its doors at Jurong Point on 16 December.
BHG department store was established in 1994 as Seiyu Wing On Department Store under a joint venture between Seiyu, Ltd (Japan) and Wing On Pte Ltd (Hong Kong). Today it operates under the BHG brand name and has become an established name in Singapore. The new outlet at Jurong Point will occupy three levels with a floor area of 49,000 sq ft. It's Home & Living department will occupy 8,000 sq ft alone.
Huang Ting embraces the philosophy of preparing extraordinary dishes from the bottom of their hearts and sharing this joy with loved ones.
You can indulge in the authentic Cantonese cuisine with a contemporary spin at Huang Ting. Elevate your gastronomical experience with the exciting menu that presents a fresh and energetic twist. Refresh yourself with assortment of cocktails and mocktails unique to Huang Ting, shaken and stirred by their very own mixologist extraordinaire.
At the helm of their kitchen is Chef Johnny Choi, meticulously serving customers with his 16 years of distinguished and illustrious culinary experience, gained from many renowned restaurants including Orchard Hotel’s celebrated Cantonese restaurant, Hua Ting. Chef Johnny and his team of highly accomplished chefs will constantly innovate and create a scrumptious experience for everyone's timeless dining pleasure.
LinkedIn unveiled its new data centre in Singapore – a first outside of the United States. As one of the six data centres for LinkedIn globally, it has invested SG$80 million so far in the new centre which spans 23,500 square feet; located in Jurong.
With more than 414 million members, the world’s largest professional network hopes to enhance the experience for LinkedIn members and clients across the Asia Pacific region, following the surge in users which doubled to reach over 85 million members from January 2013 to end 2015. Over the same period, LinkedIn’s revenue in the region more than tripled.
This includes 16+ million members in Southeast Asia (of which 1+ million are in Singapore), 34+ million in India and 7+ million in Australia.
To deepen its presence in Singapore, LinkedIn worked with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), including the establishment of the new data centre which is in line with EDB’s vision for Singapore to be the digital capital of Asia.
Built at S$350 million, the FairPrice Hub will become the new headquarters of the enterprise, with over 600 employees working together under one roof.
It houses a distribution centre, ancillary offices, a training institute for workers and commercial space — all within an estimated floor space of 1.2 million sq feet.
Using the automated system, FairPrice is able to double its storage space to over 52,000 pallets. It is also able to manage 200 cartons per man hour — twice as much as a distribution centre that uses manual pallet movers.
Anti-burglary weapon and occasional cake pin roller; it is time for the baseball bat to shine in it's true glory, and you can do so without sweating it out under the hot, hot sun. Participate in this classic American sport that has since taken Japan, Korea and Taiwan by storm. Stand in a fully automated indoor batting cage and wait in eager anticipation as the automated batting system shoots ball after ball in your direction. Perfect your swings and work on your batting accuracy, and who knows, you might even hit a home run here!
Homerun Baseball hopes to generate better awareness of this lesser known sport in Singapore. Fuelled by a mission to become Singapore's leading and premier automated indoor baseball and softball batting cage location. Homerun Baseball prides itself on offering a healthier substitute to the young and old seeking a fun and alternative recreational activity other than for baseball and softball enthusiasts.
Even if picking up a new sport is not on your mind, both batting and pitching double up as a great way to de-stress while working out your arm strength. It is the perfect post-work stop after a long day in the office. Getting a good crack at a ball – right in the sweet spot of the bat – is mighty satisfying! Pick up the infectious joy of baseball and softball and spend hour after hour at this spacious indoor facility as this is one of the better ways to unwind while keeping healthy!
Not too many people know or would remember that Jurong was once a spy training ground during the Japanese Occupation in the 1940s, and also home to Singapore’s first hawker centre and only drive-in theatre.
These little-known aspects of Jurong’s history have been documented in the new self-guided Jurong Heritage Trail for the area by the National Heritage Board (NHB). The trail, which will be officially launched on Saturday, is the NHB’s 13th and latest.
The trail features 35 Jurong sites and spaces, including 12 heritage markers around the area. The markers include one at Jurong Hill, the highest point in Jurong at about 60m high, which hosts a Garden of Fame, where heads of states and dignitaries, such as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, planted trees to commemorate their visits.
Tanjong Balai, now part of Jurong Port, used to be the site of a spy and guerrilla training camp, where the Japanese military also attempted to build a submarine base during World War II.
Other markers include the former Jurong Drive-In Cinema, Singapore’s first and only drive-in theatre, which opened in 1971. Run by Cathay Organisation, the cinema could accommodate about 900 cars and 300 people. Movies were screened at 7pm and 9.30pm each day, and tickets cost S$2 for adults and S$1 for children.
Besides the Jurong Heritage Trail, members of the public can also go on 12 other trails around Singapore, such as those in Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh and Kampong Glam.