Moving towards Asia expansion, Jakarta-based café chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost at NUS Library. The popular lifestyle coffee chain has more than 80 outlets in 23 cities across Indonesia.
The Maxx Coffee story began with a deep passion to provide Indonesians with the best coffee and lifestyle experiences. In March 2015, their founders opened the first Maxx Coffee store in Cikarang, East Jakarta with aspirations of becoming Indonesia’s number one local coffee chain, serving wide range of specialty coffees made with freshly ground Arabica beans sourced from coffee regions in Indonesia and around the world.
They will also be opening up very soon at 5 other locations in Singapore.
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. In just four years, Shopee has grown from just 10 employees to more than 1,500. Shopee's new 6-storey regional headquarters at Kent Ridge spans 244,000 sg ft and can accomodate up to 3,000 employees.
The new headquarters is designed with the main overarching concepts of promoting connectivity, collaboration and community.
Shopee is a platform tailored for the region, providing both buyers and sellers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support.
With a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment, Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.
From 14 January 2019, National University Hospital's outpatient paediatric services will be consolidated within a one-stop centre which was made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Khoo Teck Puat. Their new centre, NUHkids Specialist Centre, focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that is child-centric and family-friendly.
The overall ‘playscape’ design concept is inspired by nature. Studies have shown that through good play, a child’s body, mind and soul are stimulated which encourages interaction and creative development. The ‘playscape’ ethos begins from the arrival atrium. Its environment and interiors serve to provide your child and family a holistic care experience.
Their 10-storey outpatient centre is visually prominent with a lofty 14m-high arrival atrium, rising above the surrounding buildings. A clear separation of vehicular and pedestrian flow ensures a safe arrival and facilitates registration.
The spacious atrium aims to promote intuitive way finding for visitors arriving via different transports or from other buildings within the Kent Ridge campus. The linkway on the fourth level will connect the new centre to the Main Building, allowing integration with existing facilities (including inpatient facilities and services) and maximising operational efficiency for the existing and new services. The experience of each visit focuses on two essential aspects: one-stop convenience and a delighted child.
In order for paediatric consultation to be a pleasant experience for the child and the accompanying caregiver, they aim to provide a cosy and comfortable environment where stress is taken out of the visit.
Your child and family will first be greeted with an explosion of colours at their city-themed atrium. The journey to the upper storeys sees a nature-themed reception and waiting areas which will lead to the outdoor playground.
Traditional seating and room configuration are replaced by modular furniture that serve as play objects and resting areas. The sky gardens are adjacent to the waiting areas on every floor. This access to daylight and the outdoors creates a therapeutic environment integral for a healing experience.
Waiting time is translated into play time in the themed (i.e. rainforest, savannah, arctic) waiting area as the child climbs, crawls, interacts and explores the theme-inspired features within observatory vicinity of the parents.
The new centre will change the experience of a visit to the hospital for both the child as well as the accompanying caregiver.
NUCOHS will enable the National University of Singapore Faculty of Dentistry and NUH’s University Dental Cluster to operate within NUHS under an academic health centre governance model with the objective of transforming oral health in Singapore and nurturing the next generation of oral health professionals.
The new Centre will be equipped with patient-centric facilities to manage the oral health needs of elderly patients, as well as those with special needs and co-existing medical conditions rendering routine dental treatment that are more complex.
Dentistry undergraduates can also look forward to more extensive and exciting use of innovative educational technology to complement the conventional methods of training and education.
Elevated above road level to heighten its exclusivity, Kent Ridge Hill Residences by Oxley Holdings Limited is designed to be one with its natural surroundings. Comprising luxury residences and townhouses, revel in the choice of unit types for every lifestyle need.
Inspired by the sense of space that nature brings, first-storey residences will have tall high ceilings, while top-storey residences enjoy more generous living and dining spaces.
A unique forested hill in a park. A sanctuary for flora and fauna. A leisure destination for nature lovers, thrill seekers, fitness enthusiasts, and more. While others travel from afar to enjoy Kent Ridge Park, residents of Kent Ridge Hill Residences enjoy the privilege of an exclusive residents-only access to it.
Chicken Story promises a delightful, fun and delicious experience with their Chicken Bento Sets. Chicken flavours include Original, Soya Sauce, Ginger, Herbal and Roast Five Spice. Only whole chicken legs are used in their Bento Sets. Vegetarian options together with an array of side dishes are also available for your dining pleasure.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
Tokyo Joe at the new Savourworld is a Donburi eatery by day and izakaya at night.
Their signature fare is the Bara Chirashi-don, which is essentially generous portion of sashimi scattered atop a good bowl of Japanese pearl rice. It is fuss-free, offers a myriad of flavours and textures ($16 for lunch hours, $19 in the evenings).
At Tokyo Joe, they have also assembled not only a collection of Japanese sake but also a Japanese whiskey, shochu, umeshu, sparkling wines and of course Japanese beers.
Savourworld is the ultimate foodie collective that brings together cuisines from all over the world. A never-ending food and beverage experience that lets you explore over 20 top restaurants and chill-out bars.
Savourworld is a celebration of the multi-faceted world of gastronomy and lifestyle. They aim to create a community which unites the very best of the culinary world with lifestyle activities, and to make it accessible to as large of an audience as possible. A joint- venture project between Asia's premier gourmet festival, SAVOUR Events and F&B and lifestyle industry expert, Revolver Asia.
â€‹Two industry leaders bring to the market Singapore’s first dedicated food and lifestyle destination integrated with food festivals and lifestyle events, bringing content to visitors all year round.
The sprawling 60,000 sq ft Savourworld, which is part of office building Ascent, is a mere three-minute walk from Kent Ridge MRT station.
Its 13,000 sq ft event hall which will be home to different monthly line-ups can fit up to 1,500 people. The space will debut with food and beer festival Oktoberfest in October.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
Waa Cow! has opened in the Kent Ridge neighbourhood.
Tucked away in NUS’ Kent Ridge campus, this laid-back Japanese cafe will hook you up with fuss-free lunch bites like the signature wagyu beef bowl, chirashi bowl and a selection of udon bowls. Make sure you supplement your main with sides like double fried chicken wings with garlic soy sauce, or the shrimp karaage with mentaiko mayo.