A 5.6m high waterfall takes centre stage in the newly-rejuvenated Yunnan Garden at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore that now seamlessly integrates with the Chinese Heritage Centre and an expanded Nanyang Lake. Comprising themed mini gardens and nature trails, the new space is now even more inviting for students, staff and nearby Jurong residents to visit and explore the various scenic spots it has to offer.
Built in the 1950s, the Yunnan Garden was a key attraction of the Nanyang University campus, the land on which NTU Singapore is now situated. With the just-completed revitalisation effort, the Yunnan Garden is seamlessly integrated with the Chinese Heritage Centre and an expanded Nanyang Lake. More than 1,000 new trees comprising over 80 species have been planted in the Garden, enriching its biodiversity. Other enrichments include a new 5.6-metre-tall waterfall, themed mini gardens, a boardwalk, a new stormwater management system, and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the Garden.
The result is a 9-hectare heritage precinct – bigger than 12 soccer fields – that preserves the Garden’s legacy while enriching it as an educational and recreation hub, making it a go-to place not just for the NTU community, but also for the residents who live in the wider Jurong neighbourhood.
NTU Students’ Union President Bryan Michael Chiew Sen, a second-year Public Policy and Global Affairs student from the School of Social Sciences, said: “The new amenities in the Yunnan Garden are a refreshing addition to what we traditionally know as a heritage area with historical significance. With the rejuvenation, the Garden is now an invigorating break away from the classroom, and an attractive spot for students to have social gatherings. The spruced up greenery makes the Garden good for deep conversations and long strolls, which I’m certain will be beneficial for students’ mental well-being.”
Learning about plants and the environment is also part and parcel of a walk in the Yunnan Garden, which is designed around sustainability principles. The plant varietals in the mini gardens have been carefully chosen for their educational values, be it for their use as renewable energy sources or as sustainable alternatives to plastics, or their ability to remove pollutants from the air, soil and water.
The water features in the Garden are designed to create a stormwater management system that purifies rainwater before releasing it into larger ponds and reservoirs through drains and canals.
Integrating these lessons into the Yunnan Garden experience is part of NTU’s commitment to raising awareness about environmental sustainability.
Aesthetic chain, Wellaholic has opened their 6th outlet at Vision Exchange in Jurong. They provide facials, hair removal, fat freeze, teeth whitening services.
Located just 3 minutes via a sheltered walkway from Jurong East MRT station (JEM Exit), Wellaholic Jurong East will serve their customers located in the western sector of Singapore.
With 4 really spacious treatment rooms, and a full range of treatment options, their Jurong East branch will increase Wellaholic's treatment capacity to ensure a high level of availability for their customers to make bookings!
Sony has set up their latest physical store in Singapore at Westgate. The new park-themed store, housed on level one, has been designed to connect with customers through their lifestyle by offering a comprehensive range of Sony consumer products from photography, videography and audio equipment to home entertainment. Each area of the store is designed to offer a different feel that is closely related to customers’ lifestyle.
The highlight of the new store is the provision of all things video-related such as information, products and accessories. For example, utilising the exclusive VLOG STUDIO, customers intending to hone their video skills can refer to the video tips and tricks, which they can apply when shooting their videos live in this fully equipped, ready set-up environment. Product consultants will also be on hand to provide advice on video taking if required. The VLOG STUDIO will be constantly refreshed with various vlogging thematic setups. For instance, customers today will be greeted by the park-themed set-up. This is accompanied by Sony’s well-equipped range of digital imaging accessories such as the compact and versatile Shooting Grip (VCT-SGR1), which can also be used as a mini-tripod for creative and stable shooting scenarios, as well as the lightweight Adapter Kit and Microphone (XLR-K2M), ideal for enhancing sound recordings in any scenario. Customers will also find a display stand that showcases Sony’s complete range of vlogging products (Inter-changeable Lens Cameras, compact cameras and Action Cams) while those looking to kickstart their video journey can refer to a starter kit which provides them with the necessary recommendations.
Yun Nans is proud to announce the launch of their second outlet at Westgate. Hailing from and known in China as Yunhaiyao, Yun Nans is the largest Yunnan F&B chain in the world.
Since the opening of their Singapore debut flagship outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, the restaurant has been winning over the hearts of local gourmands with its repertoire of highland cuisine. The launch of the Westgate outlet is part of the restaurant’s expansion plans, which include opening an outlet in the different regions of Singapore by 2020 and offering diners convenient access to their lauded menu mainstays.
Exclusively available at the Westgate outlet is the Crispy Hor Fun with Truffle Prawn Broth (S$15.90++). The hor fun is both deep-fried and stir-fried, thus boasting a delightful interplay of texture of crunchiness and springiness with every bite. The heady and moreish prawn broth, topped with Yunnan truffle shavings, makes this a highly memorable offering! The outlet will also serve the New Steam Pot Chicken Soup with Matsutake Mushroom (S$33.90++), a fresh take on Yun Nan's top-selling Steam Pot Chicken Soup, with wild matsutake mushroom from Yunnan added in. The soup is brewed using a unique technique that does not require a single drop of water. Instead, the chicken is pressure-steamed for three hours. The soup is clear, delicate, nourishing and robust in flavour without any hint of greasiness.
Here is one for the Westsiders! Beauty in The Pot has just opened its 6th outlet at Westgate which operates till 3am daily, making it your perfect supper spot.
A concept by Singapore-based restaurant chain Paradise Group, Beauty in The Pot has been winning over gourmands with its nourishing and exquisite broths, as well as a wide selection of fresh ingredients. Long queues are a common sight come dinnertime since its inception in 2014.
Beauty in THe Pot is also the first hotpot restaurant tailored for women of all ages, with its emphasis on beauty collagen broth and female-centric décor.
For mummies who are always on the look out for family-friendly restaurants, ease your woes when dining at Beauty in The Pot. Like other Beauty in The Pot outlets, the outlet at Westgate has also specially reserved a space to build a customised children’s playground within the outlet. It’s fully air-conditioned and equipped with soft-fall mat and sanitiser. Every outlet of Beauty in The Pot also has staff trained in balloon sculpting to entertain kids and provides children’s toys, making it a pleasant dining venue for families.
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
Fried chicken lovers, have you heard? Hailing from the land of vibrant street food culture, Taiwan’s famous fried chicken brand Monga is opening its first-ever outlet at JEM in Singapore this September.
The Taiwanese fried chicken chain got its name from the Wanhua district of Taiwan, which is traditionally known as “Monga”. The vibrant neighbourhood is Taipei’s oldest district and also home to the bustling Snake Alley night market. Combined with the fact that the fried chicken fillet is the best-known snack of Taiwan, Monga was established to promote the culture of Taiwan's delicacy. The brand is created by Nono, a well-known Taiwanese artiste and comedian known for his charm and quick wit. Together with Mingdao Liu, king of Taiwanese Fried Chicken, they created Monga Fried Chicken.
Established in Taiwan, the brand boasts over 45 outlets in its home country and has even ventured to Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K., Philippines and Malaysia.
Prepared exactly the way they do over Taiwan, Monga’s distinction is defined by its trusted recipe and its extra-thick chicken fillets. Every piece is precisely sliced into a thick slice with a minimum of 2cm. This ensures that the chicken fillet remains firm and satisfyingly juicy even after being deep-fried. To distinguish itself further, Monga uses honey instead of granulated sugar to marinate the chicken meat. The amylase in honey helps to tenderise the meat and elevates the taste of the chicken fillet.
Monga prides itself for its ‘Golden Ratio’ of flour to meat born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Each fillet is coated with the optimum amount of flour before being double-fried to give it its characteristic crust-like crunch with no greasiness.
Every piece is made fresh and served piping hot! Expect three different flavours of fried chicken fillet in Singapore, The King, which is dusted with original salt and pepper seasoning; Hot Chick, which is dusted with chilli paprika powder hand-made from Anaheim peppers; and The Taiker, which is dusted with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder imported from Okinawa. To complete the set with a drink and/or fries, choose from different combo upgrades available.
Lakeside Garden is the 53-hectare western section of the Jurong Lake Gardens. Visitors can now enjoy the first phase of Singapore’s third national gardens and the first national gardens in the heartlands.
Jurong Lake Gardens is a people’s garden and the design of the garden took into consideration the feedback that was received after extensive consultations with the community. In developing Jurong Lake Gardens, NParks also worked with their partner agencies, Sport Singapore (SportSG) and People’s Association (PA), to enrich the diversity of recreational experiences and programming for visitors.
In addition, Lakeside Garden was developed with a strong emphasis on nature, community and play, based on feedback received during our public engagement sessions. Jurong Lake Gardens is a green recreational node that leverages on its distinctive lakeside setting. It contributes to the larger plans for the Jurong Lake District in promoting sustainability and a healthy living environment by providing more spaces for recreation amidst lush greenery, restored wetlands and habitats for biodiversity and with vibrant programming for the community. With its opening, Lakeside Garden provides the community with a space to gather and bond, and create shared memories.
The 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens comprises three segments:
Lakeside Garden (Jurong Lake Gardens West/ former Jurong Lake Park)
Chinese and Japanese Gardens (Jurong Lake Gardens Central)
Garden Promenade (Jurong Lake Gardens East)
Lakeside Garden is centred around the themes of nature, play and the community. The garden has been developed sensitively to retain the serenity of the area whilst incorporating spaces for the community and recreational needs. Capitalising on its waterfront location, Lakeside Garden has spaces for all to enjoy amid nature, greenery and lakeside views. Visitors will have many opportunities to get close to nature in Lakeside Garden.
Children aged between five to 12-years-old will enjoy Forest Ramble, which is the largest nature playgarden in the heartlands. The 2.3-hectare play area comprises 13 different adventure stations for children to explore, and emulate the movement of animals which inhabit a freshwater swamp forest. Read more about the facilities at the newly-opened Lakeside Garden here.
Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, has established their second Customer Service Centre in Westgate.
The service centre adds to the company’s ongoing expansion in Singapore and offers a convenient one-stop destination for customers living in the west. The centre will provide a complete range of services including technical support and maintenance repairs to its growing customer base. Fully-trained staff will help to facilitate all in-warranty of up to two years and out-of-warranty services on the spot with loan phones if required. This also includes complimentary screen replacements for the P and Mate smartphone series. Customers can also enjoy a holistic experience right at their fingertips by checking their warranty period and repair status on the Huawei HiCare App, available on the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store.
In addition to repair services, the service centre also offers a spectrum of Huawei products where customers can get their hands on the latest offering including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband, wearables and accessories. With a suite of services housed under the new service centre, Huawei aims to provide a better customer experience for all.
The opening of the centre comes on the back of an impressive year for Huawei with global smartphone shipments surpassing 200 million in 2018. The company is growing its presence locally with new product offerings to come including smart watches, tablets and laptops.
To date, the company has established 20 Huawei Concept Stores in Singapore for customers to experience its latest offerings.
On Oct 11 in year 2017, a coffee shop and wet market in Jurong West were gutted by a blaze that broke out. Residents in Jurong West can now look forward to a new two-storey market, shopping and community complex that replaces the burnt market.
Standing tall amid a verdant enclave, Whistler Grand by CDL is an elevated invitation to adopt the pace of nature. Set within the West Coast precinct, its distinctive 36-storey double towers open up to views of Pandan Reservoir and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Lined with glass windows, an accented grey curtain wall cascades down the architecture facade trimmed by contemporary textured design. It’s the perfect setting to experience all of life’s refinements whilst staying connected.
Whistler Grand is a modern oasis set in close proximity to Jurong Lake District – Singapore’s largest commercial hub outside city centre. Enjoy endless shopping and dining options with JEM, Westgate and IMM nearby and live close to many established schools such as Nan Hua Primary School (located within 1km), Ngee Ann Polytechnic and National University of Singapore. Above all, the upcoming Pandan Reservoir MRT along with the future Jurong Region MRT Line and Cross Island MRT Line will soon provide residents with seamless travel around the island.
With over 60 leisure facilities spread across six clubs, you can put sheer pleasure at the top of your daily agenda.
Plunge into the impressive Lap Pool at the Wellness Club or head out to the teepee tents at the Glamping Garden within the Leisure Club to wind down your evening. Let your young ones scale new heights at the Adventure Club, where a Climbing Wall, Aqua Flying Fox and an Aqua Course specially designed for kids will keep them entertained.
Experience higher-level living at the Sky Club on level 24, where their landscaped lounge, sky dining and terrace spaces open up a world of possibilities. Be among stars at the Star Club on level 30, a dedicated astronomy observation deck that lets you gaze into the night sky.
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.
Reprovisions is a new zero-waste bulk store which is now open in Jurong Point. You can even get freshly grounded nut butter (without any additional oil, salt or sugar) on the spot!
Reprovisions is a bulk food store where you can purchase various unpackaged items through the weigh-and-pay concept.
They serve your needs and cravings as they stock healthful foods such as superfoods, nuts and dried fruits, as well as eclectic indulgences such as long licorice candies and handmade chocolates. They also cater to homemakers and cooking enthusiasts with their range of spice blends, Asian mixes and staples.
At Reprovisions, they aim to provide you with items from the best sources, so you can refill and relish with them!
Now you can try the famous social media eat in Singapore. Kuma bring their signature Rainbow Cheese Toast and Thai Tea to us with the opening of their Singapore flagship store in Westgate. Try to pull their cheese toast for as long as you can.
Although the brand Kuma sounds Japanese, the brand really is from Malaysia.
Besides the well-received signature rainbow toast, there're also single-coloured toast sets like matcha cheese or charcoal cheese, plus snacks such as cheese-filled fried chicken. So swing by to grab your Rainbow Cheese Toast to be packed in a cutesy bear-shaped packet to go.
Foot Locker is where you can find a wide range of global footwear brands, including the largest selection of Nike Air Max Plus available in the market. Foot Locker has an impressive 3270+ stores in 25 countries worldwide.
The 2nd of Foot Locker's 3 Singapore stores planned for this year is now open in Jem.
Foot Locker is a leading global retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel.
Headquartered in New York City, Foot Locker operates a direct-to-customer business offering athletic footwear, apparel andand equipment through its Internet, mobile, and catalog channels. In addition to websites for each of the store banners, such as footlocker.com, the direct-to-customer business includes Eastbay, a leading destination for the serious athlete.
Facebook announces on their official page that Facebook's first custom-built data center in Asia will be located in Singapore. The 170,000 sqm data center represents an investment of more than $1.4 billion Singapore Dollars and will support hundreds of jobs and form parts of their growing presence in Singapore and across Asia.
They've selected Singapore for a number of reasons, including robust infrastructure and access to fiber, a talented local workforce and a great set of community partners, including the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Jurong Town Corporation, both of which have helped them move this project forward.
Their data centers are highly advanced facilities that help bring Facebook apps and services to people around the world every day. The Singapore Data Center will join their portfolio of hyper-efficient facilities; it has been designed from the ground up with new features to minimize the use of water, energy and land.
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.
Tengah Town embodies Housing & Development Board's (HDB) vision for new towns of the future - green, sustainable and smart. The first HDB town to full intergrate with its surrounding ecosystems, it will also be the first to have a car-free town centre nestled next to a lush green park.
Guided by HDB's Smart and Sustainable framework, Tengah will offer some 42,000 residential dwelling units, providing new living opportunities in the west to meet housing needs.
Around 1,500 HDB flats will be the first to be launched in November this year at Tengah, the first new town in more than 20 years.
When it is fully developed in two decades, Tengah could comprise 42,000 new homes: 30,000 units of public housing and 12,000 units of private housing.
And when completed, Tengah will grow to about 700 hectares, which is roughly equivalent in size to Bishan Town.
Tengah was conceptualised as a unique town in Singapore and as the country's first "Forest Town" with a green theme spread across the district.
Inspired by rice terraces, cascading waters and river valleys, Twin VEW is an architectural scenograph, reflecting the lifestyle of riverside living. Developed by CSC Land Group, Twin VEW blends beautifully with the rise of Jurong Lake District, Singapore’s second business enclave and lifestyle district, heralding a new era of work-play-live right next door to home.
The development is a pair of elegant glass towers perched atop an elevated terrain. Designed to be a tranquil sanctuary for quiet indulgences, residents are treated to an ever present multi-sensorial rejuvenation from the various amenities including spa pools and luxurious pavilions.
With the coming rise of the Jurong Lake district, Twin VEW is strategically located near high-value infrastructures such as the high-speed rail terminus connecting Singapore and Malaysia, Jurong Gateway commercial hub, the upcoming Land transport Authority Headquarters and the Lakeside leisure centre to name a few.
Reputable educational institutions are in close proximity to Twin VEW, providing quality education near home. Allow your body and soul to be rejuvenated as you stroll through Sungei Pandan Park Connector leading to Pandan Reservoir before coming home to a breathtaking sanctuary retreat.
When it comes to dining and shopping near home, residents are spoilt for choice with a myriad of options from the nearby major shopping malls, redefining the concept of work-play-live.
Twin VEW gives residents effortless accessibility to the heart of Singapore, including Orchard Road and Harbourfront through short commutes via the Ayer Rajah Expressway.
Hailing from Seoul, NY Night Market at Westgate brings to Singapore a taste of cosmopolitan markets in New York City where one can find a wide array of international street foods, as well as exciting Western fusion delights with a unique Korean touch.
NY Night Market brings to the table a taste of cosmopolitan markets in New York City, where one can find a dizzying array of international street foods. Of course, they’ve added their own Korean touches, so you can also expect lots of unique fusion dishes such as TOPOKKI CURRY with whipped cream, ROSTI with BULGOGI BEEF, and sautéed shrimp doused in CHEESE FONDUE sauce!
Jurong Lake Gardens West focuses on nature, play and the community. It is currently under construction. When it opens in 2019, the public will be able to see a restored swamp forest and wetlands, a nature-themed play area, allotment gardens, lifestyle and sports facilities, and F&B options.
One of the key design concepts for Jurong Lake Gardens West is the Heron Island.
Herons are among the wildlife living in the Jurong Lake area. Platforms will be installed on Heron Island to encourage roosting and nesting, away from human disturbance. Enhancing habitats for wildlife and keeping the tranquility of the area are key considerations in the development of Jurong Lake Gardens West, enabling visitors to enjoy nature and biodiversity.
Children can look forward to Forest Ramble, a nature-themed play area that will capture their fascination for plants and animals. Forest Ramble will comprise varied adventure play experiences for children to mimic the actions of animals – from crawling through a “squirrel’s nest” to gliding through a tree canopy.
The new entrance pavilion at the north carpark will serve as an arrival point to introduce visitors to the Gardens. The multiple columns of the pavilion are inspired by the hanging aerial roots of the many Ficus trees found within the Gardens.
With over a million residents living in the west region, JLD will grow into its full potential as the largest regional centre outside of the CBD. It will also be the gateway between ASEAN and Singapore, where it will be home to the Kuala-Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus.
JLD is strategically located near high-value industries, the future Tuas Port, two world-class research universities, and offers convenient connections to the city and Malaysia.
The High-Speed Rail to Kuala Lumpur will open new markets and opportunities in a metropolitan region of more than 10 million people. It will enhance the flow of talent and travellers, facilitate knowledge, business and cultural exchanges, and stronger social links to make JLD an attractive hub for regional businesses..
Building on the existing cluster of firms and public agencies in Jurong Gateway, JLD could be a hub for infrastructure development firms. It also offers an attractive location for firms in the maritime services sector, given its proximity to the new port and the surrounding industrial and logistics clusters.
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.
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.