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.
The newly-opened Shugar Prestige in Paragon is one of the first salons in Singapore to cater to children. Their kids spa area is well equipped with full pedi chairs and services (spa mani, pedi & facial too!), with iPads and headphones, to entertain the little ones while their Mummies pamper themselves.
Trust their experienced hands as they pride themselves for having the best facilities and most attentive therapists to provide you with care & indulgence for your every beauty need.
Shugar Prestige specialises in a nail spa experience, being the first in Singapore to offer organic spa treatment from the U.S. Their customers can choose from a wide variety of treatments to protect, detox, or beautify their nails using their mix of natural ingredients, herbs and essential oils, in an open-kitchen concept. Customers can be entertained with a full media entertainment system while they enjoy their pedicure with a luxurious milk & rose petals soak, foot massage and jacuzzi.
Shugar Prestige's facials are meticulously tailored to cater to customers of all ages, with different skin types. They renew your skin through a combination of hand-techniques, excellent products and high-tech machines, to give you an instant glow and visible improvement in your complexion.
They also use kangen ionized water with a balanced pH for their facials, due to its excellent hydration properties and penetrating power.
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.
The newly-opened Djitsun Mall Bedok is also home to the newest & largest game arcade in the east of Singapore. Visit Fat Cat Arcade and try your skills at over 100 latest & most thrilling game machines!
Fat Cat Arcade's tokens cost as little as $0.16. Tickets which you win from their game macines can be exchanged for prizes at their prize redemption area which houses 500 prizes for your selection. The arcade is open daily from 11am to 1am.
In celebration of Heguru Education's 5th Anniversary in Singapore, Henguru Education Centre is opening their 5th centre in Punggol Oasis Terraces in July 2018 to allow more children to experience the wonderful learning journey and benefit from Heguru brain development enrichment!
Heguru Education's centres are backed and managed by a stellar team of highly experienced and dedicated local educators with strong credentials. They place utmost emphasis on curriculum and teaching quality. They nurture young children with their hearts. And they know parents want nothing but the best enrichment for their child / children.
â€‹Embark your child / children on a wonderful learning journey with Heguru Education for an important head start.
Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction, Singapore Zoo, celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with their latest attraction, Rainforest Lumina.
A first in South East Asia, Rainforest Lumina at Singapore Zoo is a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side promises a sensory feast for visitors. Call of the Wild wows with an astounding visual narrative of how the Creature Crew bands together in times of adversity to overcome all challenges and protect the jungle.
The one-kilometer stretch within the zoo’s tropical rainforest will awaken the senses as visitors walk through 11 different zones and meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.
Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and set up with careful consideration to minimise disturbance to the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before.
With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth. The transformation of the Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.
Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, the Singapore Zoo started with a modest collection of about 300 animals. Today, the Singapore Zoo welcomes 1.9 million visitors each year and is home to over 2,400 animals representing more than 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened in the wild. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.
Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience. It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.
Themed as the “Strawberry Paradise”, My Melody Café channels the garden city’s vibes with a garden interior and strawberries can be seen decorated in every corner of the café.
The mascot for the adorable rabbit, specially designed for the cafe, will be the first in Singapore with a strawberry and a pink-checkered bow embellished on its hood. Seek respite from the bustling city life in the indoor garden setting at the café as you dive into the thoughtfully curated menu featuring 5 mains, 6 desserts and 7 exquisitely My Melody-inspired beverages.
Designed by some of the best professional minds in the world and crafted after meaningful contributions from their own teachers, GIIS SMART Campus (Global Indian International School) is the most technologically-advanced SMART campus in Singapore and is a ‘Nest’ where students will be nurtured and groomed from a fledgling to a feathered state, through collaborative learning and by using state-of-the-art features. Students will be the central focus of their pedagogy, encouraged to learn science, art and language through newer, personal and meaningful experiences.
Experts have long agreed that classrooms with four-walls, a chalk & black board and a long list of textbooks is a thing of the past. In fact, 21st century learning will be all about innovative learning methodologies in new and flexible space, where smaller and more personal student communities can huddle together to get the best out of the ocean of knowledge and information available at the click of a button. GIIS SMART Campus is the answer to all these modern-day schooling requirements. Their school will be a place where a child be educated through interactive and fun methods of learning, where he/she will express themselves and shape their personalities with ample help from educators and where they will be groomed to innovate and imagine, and be entrepreneurial in spirit to change the world of tomorrow. GIIS SMART Campus is the school of the 21st century.
Keeping students at the centre of their universe, the digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus will be the epitome of new age learning, where every technology, every facility and every design has been carefully formulated to give them the best academic and extracurricular pedagogy for their benefit. SMART features like Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and Sports Analytics fields are in place to give students the best tools in the business to enhance their individual performance in academia as well as extra-curricular activities. The Campus will be a one-stop shop to learn everything from Science, to Arts, to Languages to Skills under a single roof to help your child grow into a well-rounded individual and a responsible citizen of the future.
Although the best architectural minds came up with the 'nest' concept as a nurturing ground for students, it is the valuable inputs from over 100 teachers that have added a personal touch to the design of this 21st century school. Brainstorming, discussing and pooling in ideas from best practises and correct practises in the industry, their dedicated team of teachers indulged in an in-depth and meaningful discussion for over three years to ensure that the right facilities are put in place for the overall benefit of their students during the making of the school. The result is a labour of love and true dedication of these educators who insisted on only the best for their students and made sure they got it.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
Middleton International School (MIS) has a second campus located at 2 Tampines Street 92, covering a land area of 291,996 sq ft (around 5 football fields). The site consists of multiple classrooms of various sizes, 3 external hard courts and a field. Previously, the site was occupied by ITE, Tampines.
The MIS Tampines campus will offer levels from Nursery 2 to Grade 12 (3-18 years), thus offering a through-train education pathway for international families. School fees for Middleton International School's programme comes at affordable price points, which are nearly half of that charged by other international schools in Singapore.
Middleton International School started in January 2017 with its first campus at Upper Bukit Timah in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools amongst expatriate parents. The campus very quickly reached full capacity and has a wait list in most levels.
The teaching staff consists of a mix of local and international teachers. This brings a diverse set of skills, competencies and experiences to the school. The new campus will also have a mix of local and international teachers and create more than 150 jobs over the years as it reaches its full capacity of 1000 students. Read more about the new campus here.
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.
Discover a world of imagination and exploration with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's new family accommodations, facilities and offerings that encourage fun, peace of mind, family time and learning through play.
The 9th floor of the hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing is dedicated to family travellers. 5 themed Family Suites offer an immersive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds. 19 Deluxe Family Rooms, ideal for families and guests travelling with young children, are also available on the same floor.
An interactive indoor and outdoor play space, spanning 2,150 square metres in total - Buds by Shangri-La - is located on level 1 of the Tower Wing and features specially curated installations to take younger guests on a journey of discovery through 4 key narratives: embracing nature, adventure, camaraderie and independence.
The Themed Family Suite allows your children’s imaginations to soar high or run wild with 5 fun themes: Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari or Treetop. Thoughtful touches, including a dream bed and treasure shelf in Children’s room, two bathrooms with the larger designed for children.
The unique whimsical interiors at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s themed family suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed. The bed and complementing carpets are all custom-made and the settings are perfect for kids to escape into another world.
You can also request for children’s movies or board games to keep the young ones entertained while you snack on the complimentary goodies.
Every aspect of the new themed family suites has been carefully planned — even the location of the Themed Family Suite and Deluxe Family Room is deliberate: each Themed Family Suite is connected to a Deluxe Family Room, allowing the possibility of transforming the rooms into one ‘jumbo family room’ that caters to bigger families.
Buds by Shangri-La Hotel is an interactive play space for children to sing, bake, perform and party. It has a huge indoor and outdoor playground for kids and it isn’t just for Shangri-La Hotel's hotel guests; it welcomes the public, too.
One of the best ways for children to learn is through play, and the curated play space at Buds by Shangri-La will allow them just that. Not only will they learn in a creative environment, the self-directed and experiential activities offered at Buds will also let them have lots of fun while doing so!
For children 4 years and up, the Explorer Zone is the ultimate indoor playground. The five play areas feature slides, climbing and swinging structures, air blasters for shooting foam balls, a large ball pit, and a sand-play area. As for children under the age of four, the dedicated soft-play Toddler Zone will offer them a safe place to play, keeping them fully engaged with vintage kiddy rides, slides, a ball pit, and even an interactive piano floor.
The three themed activity spaces at Buds offer lots of room for creativity and imagination. The Muddy room is perfect for budding artists who like to make a splash. Here, your children can indulge in painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, with the walls as their canvases.
The Stage room is a music studio for burgeoning performers. The little ones get to choose from a wide selection of songs, complete with the appropriate getup to complement the performance. The friendly staff will also assist with recording your child’s very own music video, and you get to keep the music video as a memento in the form of a thumb drive.
The best way to bond is where you and your child spend time together, and the Bake room provides that and more. Bake is a fully equipped cooking classroom where your and your child can learn to bake together, with classes held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for a space to host a birthday party? The Party Room is perfect for just that. The playful décor and ambient lights illuminate the room, taking your birthday party to the next level!
Buds by Shangri-La has a whole outdoor area dedicated to just that: The Splash Pads at the Outdoor Playground. Aptly located beside the Giant Pirate Ship, the little ones can cool down at the splash pads or the free-form pool nearby after conquering the challenging climbs and slides at the giant pirate ship.
For some children, learning just needs to be a little different.
At Bright Path Preschool, they believe that every child can and should be successful in their own right. Harnessing over 30 years of global experience in early childhood education, Busy Bees Group has developed a new, high-quality and inclusive preschool and care programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old.
Bright Path pairs Busy Bees' extensive early childhood experience with early intervention techniques.
Their advisory team comprising John Woodward and Margaret Randles (founding members of Busy Bees) and Dr Diana Lea Baranovich (Associate Professor, Department Of Educational Psychology And Counselling, University of Malaya) have decades of experience working with children on their developmental milestones.
Also, leading their team, Centre Director and Psychologist, Angelin Chua, who has more than ten years’ clinical experience in Australasia, is committed to pushing the boundaries of inclusive preschool education through a tailored programme for every child.
Aureus Academy will be opening their newest centre at Suntec City in April 2018.
Their newest centre will feature 10 colourful and spacious music studios, as well as a recital space, providing ample performing opportunities for their students.
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 3,500 students enrolled between their schools and they specialize in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Aureus Academy opened its first branch in September 2013 at Delfi Orchard. They currently have 7 schools which are at 112 Katong, AMK Hub, Eastpoint, Forum the Shopping Mall, Rochester Mall, and Westgate, and Northpoint, with 2 more upcoming new branches opening up at Suntec and United Square in April and May respectively.
Committed in developing trendy apparels at an affordable price for the budding fashionistas, FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
Introduced to Singapore in 2004, FOX Kids & Baby is one of the 12 brands managed under Wing Tai Retail.
Founded in Denmark in 1972, FLEXA specializes in design, manufacturing and sales of Scandinavian interior solutions for Kids. Visit their latest showroom located at Forum The Shopping Mall.
They develop complete, contemporary Scandinavian interiors for babies and children. All FLEXA products are designed to create a safe and stimulating environment which adapts, grows and transforms to meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. They use their knowledge of children to create the world best functional, playful and sustainable room solutions at affordable prices.
Their production facility in Europe has more than 200 dedicated and skilled employees, ensuring the highest quality children’s furniture. At their 3 European factories, they produce beds and storage products in pine, birch and MDF.
In Asia they have their own sourcing and textile production. This ensures their contemporary and playful collection of textiles lives up to their rigorous demands of non-toxic and environmentally friendly materials.
Drop by the all new Timezone flagship store at Vivocity to experience a whole new level of fun!
Featuring 12,000 sq ft of non-stop entertainment; have a bumpy experience at their Bumper Cars attraction, challenge your friends to a round of mini-bowling or book a party at their monster-themed Party Room!
Play their latest carnival games and enjoy the paper tickets experience, shop and redeem attractive prizes at their new prize shop too.
Time for Fun!
With over 30 years of "Serious Fun" under their belt, they sure know how to make your experience at Timezone the best you've had! Established in 1978, the First family Entertainment Centre was opened in Perth, WA. Unlike the traditional pinball parlors and pool halls of the era, Timezone was the first family oriented video amusement facility. This family emphasis is still a key focus of the brand today. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the extensive range of unique and branded quality products from its prize counters. Equipped with the latest and classic games, Timezone offers its customers a truly fun-filled experience.
Renowned experiential enrichment for preschoolers from Japan, KUNO Method, is now in Singapore.
First-of-its-kind in Singapore, KUNO Method uses a unique learning method to build an all-rounded foundation catered to 3-6 years old children for future learning.
Established enrichment from Japan with more than 30 years of track record:
KUNO method is an established enrichment programme renowned for grooming well-rounded preschoolers who ace the entrance tests of the prestigious private primary schools in Japan.
Founder Mr Yasuyoshi Kuno devoted all his working life of over 44 years to early childhood education. He is a recognised expert and advises the Osaka prefecture in its education reform. He believes that children who had mastered foundational concepts and have critical reasoning and logical thinking will enjoy learning and solve problems independently.
KUNO method’s large range of books and teaching materials are distributed by more than 200 bookstores throughout Japan. Apart from Japan, the KUNO method has a strong following in China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and put into curriculum in Korea.
Brighton Montessori's brand new double-storey centre is now open at River Valley, just across Valley Point.
The new centre offers spacious classrooms, naturally-lit dining area and an exciting indoor playground! Helmed by an experienced and dedicated team of educators, you can be assured that your child will learn and grow in a safe and conducive environment just like a home away from home.
At Brighton Montessori, they understand that every child learns differently. Adopting a hands-on learning approach, they teach and cultivate interests individually, giving them the freedom to explore concepts of language, mathematics and more, all at their own pace.
Brighton Montessori offers programmes catered to children from 18 months to 6 years old.
Food For Tots is the newest concept of the Food For Thought group - a self-service kids café that aims to encourage a love for Good Food in children. Situated in Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, Food For Tots draws influences from Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens’ mission to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment.
Inspired by its location amidst a lush landscape of flora and fauna, their eco-conscious café features an upcycled colander light installation and a potted herb wall – all in alignment with the Gardens’ mission to instil a love of nature in visitors.
Food for Tots' intimate space also boasts an interactive play area and weekly programmes for the little ones, so let the children come and play while you indulge in our all-day brunch items for all the delicious reasons.
Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens' Tanglin Gate, Fusion Spoon is a casual self-service dining place for families and friends.
Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of affordable food and beverages from various cuisine choices such as Western, Asian and Japanese. There is also a waffle and Korean bingsu ice kiosk at Fusion Spoon, for those looking for a little treat after a day out at Singapore’s first UNESCO site!
The main indoor dining area with its warm earthy interiors and green wall brings nature into the restaurant, while the outdoor dining area brings diners closer to nature through an al fresco dining experience.
An indoor as well as an outdoor play area for kids are available plus a 'Harvest Corner', all providing little ones with fun-filled activities while parents dine.
Children's Cove Preschool has been providing quality, educational and enriching programmes for the young ones since 2010. Their new campus at Jalan Penjara is now open.
The new campus offers a unique setting, amongst 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and is complete with a massive pond, huge sandpit and forest trail.
For the past 6 years, they are proud to have served many local and expatriate families, sharing their joy and responsibility of nurturing their little ones. Their values and beliefs in early childhood education have attracted many like-minded teachers to join them.
Their team of professional and experienced teachers is committed to fill children with positive affirmation, loving attention and care. Read more about the school's facilities and programmes here.
Get ready for an exciting voyage on the turbulent high seas and sail off on an explorer adventure at the newly-unveiled Maritime Experiential Museum on Sentosa Island.
After nine months of extensive overhaul, the Maritime Experiential Museum is the only one of its kind in Singapore reconceptualisation, this is the newest attraction on Sentosa Island and dedicated to the exploration of the iconic Maritime Silk Route.
Housing a total of 15 unique galleries including five brand new zones featuring never-before-seen content and installations, the revamped attraction will engage the senses of guests through a combination of state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits, olfactory experiences and plenty of stunning Instagram-worthy displays.
Greeted by the four world-famous seafarers with holographic effect in the Briefing Room, guests will embark on the maritime adventure through the eyes of Marco Polo, the merchant from Venice; Sang Nila Utama, Palembang prince and founder of Singapura; Ibn Battuta, Moroccan scholar and explorer; and Zheng He, Chinese admiral and fleet commander.
After a glimpse into how maritime trade and cross-cultural exchanges contribute to the progress of civilisation and shape the world today, guests enter the immersive Learning To Navigate chamber – an all-new interactive gallery designed like a lower deck of a ship. Guests can try their hand at reading nautical charts, navigate a mariner’s compass or learn more about the ancient art of celestial navigation. Replicas and projections of early trading vessels that ply the Maritime Silk Route, such as the Chinese Junk, Javanese Jong and Borobudur Ship, offer awe-inspiring 360-degree views and fascinating details on the construction of these sturdy ships.
Next, a vibrant marketplace at The Flavours of Maritime Silk Route depicts how precious merchandise such as silk, spices and gemstones were so highly sought after that traders were willing to risk their lives for them.
Guests can continue their journey and marvel at the Jewel of Muscat – designed like a 9th century Arabian Dhow – which made a tumultuous 138-day voyage from Oman to Singapore in 2010 using ancient navigational methods with a crew of 15. The immersive Typhoon Theater, a must-see anchor attraction, simulates a sinking ship in a treacherous storm, letting guests face the wrath of the sea before descending into the depths of the ocean.
Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to walk on the moon?
Airzone is the world's 1st “suspended playground” concept premiering in Singapore! Creating a truly unique experience for young and old alike.
The Airzone attraction is an elevated playground with distinct themed zones containing unique games to explore, such as a Ball pit, Slide and 3D Maze.
Targeted to open in the 1st quarter of 2018, Airzone sits in the atrium space of City Square Mall in between the floor levels and it stretches up to level 6 with fun and excitement for all the family on every level.
Safety is at the heart of everything that they do. From their trained crew on site through to their experienced management team whom have a combined 25 years experience of attractions business management specialisation. Airstronauts only have to worry about one thing, having fun! Did you know that you can suspend a car from the anchors that hold the Airzone in place!
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.
EtonHouse International School at Orchard will be the first of its kind offering an education pathway from primary through to secondary and high school. With innovative features in a unique city-centre location, the school's curriculum, staff and environment will deliver a programme designed to nurture creativity and critical thinking amongst millenials.
Located in the heart of the city, opposite St. Regis Hotel, the campus is a modern facility and the only international school on Orchard Road, offering families in the area a central and convenient location for their children's schooling
EtonHouse International School at Orchard will offer a modern and robust curriculum. Aligning with the outcomes of a 21st century education, it will offer a SMART programme focusing on Science, Maths, Art, Research and Technology. Inspired by the Singapore curriculum in Maths and Chinese, the programme will be in line with best practice. The students will have access to programmes around entrepreneurship, design thinking, sports science and action adventure, besides a robust music, drama and visual arts programme. With the IB PYP framework in the Primary Years, the Middle Years’ approach will be consistent with the IB’s approach to learning and will lead to the IGCSEs in Y11. The Senior Years will offer the IB Diploma Programme.
The school's ethos is centrered around strong pastoral care within the small and boutique nature of the campus. Families can look forward to a school where rich interactions between the staff and students will form the basis of the curriculum and programme being offered at all levels.
Revolutionary yesterday, stylish today, a fashion icon forever.
Vilebrequin naturally found its place in the world of luxury where it has become the ultimate reference in men’s swimwear.
Throughout its exceptional history, the brand has remained true to its original spirit and values, combining freedom and elegance. Saint-Tropez forever… Today this spirit is exported around the world, from New York to Beverly Hills, from Paris to Saint-Barthélemy, from Porto Cervo to Rome. It symbolises the values shared by elegant and demanding men, men who wish to combine casual elegance with humour, originality with impeccable taste and quality. They are naturally at home in this colourful world, reminiscent of fine sandy beaches, sunsets and dreams.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden has doubled in size with a new two-hectare extension that includes new attractions and programmes geared towards youngsters up to 14 years old.
This will allow families with older children to immerse in nature as they explore the different eco-systems simulated in this new extension. It aims to expose children to and help them understand the ecology of plants through nature play and experiential learning. Prior to the extension, the Garden catered to children up to 12 years old.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.
The Garden offers children a space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and all urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips! Be an ‘Adventurer’, ‘Gardener’ or ‘Naturalist’ for a day at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden by following these carefully curated trails.
Located next to the Singapore Sports Hub, it has easy access for drop off, parking and is located next to Stadium MRT or a 600 metre sheltered walk from Kallang MRT.
Established in 1980, Lorna Whiston has built a reputation over the past 37 years for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with their signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.
Starting preschool is an exciting time to engage, inspire and feed your childs appetite for knowledge. True to this belief, Lorna Whiston Preschools offer a stimulating bilingual learning environment for children 18 months to 6 years old.
The new Bedok Public Library is among a suite of community services provided at the new integrated complex, Heartbeat@Bedok. It covers an area of 4,150 square metres spread across the 2nd and 3rd storey at Heartbeat@Bedok and serves residents in the South East areas of Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Frankel, Kaki Bukit and Kembangan.
The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in Heartbeat@Bedok and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
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.
Established in 2004, School of Music and the Arts (SOMA) is a premier music institution in Singapore, focusing on both contemporary and classical music performance as well as career skills in Songwriting, Music Production and Audio Engineering.
As a Private Education Institution registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore, SOMA offers a world-class arts education centered on practical and relevant skills for both adults and children.
Conveniently located in Marina Square, SOMA’s new 3500 sq ft facility includes 5 classrooms, an Apple Mac lab, a recording studio, a dance studio and a retail store.
SOMA offers courses for all ages; 2 diploma programs, 6 certificate courses, 8 music performance labs and 3 dance performance labs. For their performance labs, which are weekly instrumental, voice or dance instruction, students can choose to learn in a group setting or a more customized one-on-one program.
SOMA is an official Examination Partner with ABRSM and Rockschool where students can opt to take graded examinations. There is also a retail store selling instruments, guidebooks, audio gear and accessories to provide students with the best support for their education.
Most recently, SOMA launched their dance performance labs focusing on Hip Hop, K-Pop and Jazz techniques. These classes cater to different levels of dancers, from absolute beginners looking to groove to the latest hits, to experienced dancers looking to improve on their technique.
Join SOMA next weekend for an exciting line-up of free music and dance workshops taught by some of the best in the industry! These instructors have worked with international artistes including Jacky Cheung, JJ Lin, David Tao, Stefanie Sun, Lee Hom, Air Supply and Pentatonix. Visit www.soma.edu.sg/ilovemusic for more information.
German European School Singapore (GESS) is set to move in to a brand new custom built K12 campus on Dairy Farm Road in 2018. The project opens an exciting new chapter in the school’s development as two existing campuses will be consolidated into one purpose-built school with brand new facilities.
With the aim to grow the school community by up to 2,000 new students, construction work on the site commenced on January 15th, 2016. The campus will be ready to move into during the 2018 June/July school holidays in order to operate by August.
The new campus includes important school facilities and spaces that are designed for the mindset of future generations. These include a sports field and hall, swimming pool, music and drama facilities, age and subject-specific classrooms, canteen, specialist rooms, design technology studio, library and an auditorium. Find out more here.
Diggersite is a fun destination and has brought its one-of-a-kind edutainment centre indoor with a new branch set up at Suntec City.
Diggersite offers a unique experience for families and kids! It is a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which forms the basic foundation for writing, crafts and other fine motor activities.
You can also visit their recently relocated new outdoor site at 91 Lorong Chencharu in Yishun.
Diggersite will definitely provide unforgettable day of fun-filled activities designed to enhance hand-eye coordination skills and at the same time fostering independence through hands-on experience in operating the machinery.
LEGO® Singapore and Bricks World are pleased to announce the opening of a new LEGO® Certified Store (LCS) in Singapore. Located at ION Orchard, the store will be the largest in Singapore and will provide a complete LEGO experience via a Store Calendar of events and activities.
The LEGO® Certified Store at ION Orchard is the seventh store to be managed by Bricks World in Singapore.
About the LEGO® Certified Store (LCS)
Every aspect of the LEGO Certified Store is designed and made by The LEGO Group, including one of the most popular features, the Pick-a-Brick Wall. The LEGO Certified Store also features an interactive play area called “The Living Room”, and a display of fully assembled LEGO models. From January 2015, the LEGO Certified Store in Singapore has exclusive sets released at the same time as in the US and Europe.
The “Pick-a-Brick” Wall, comprising a custom-built fixture with round canisters, each filled with LEGO bricks and elements, will allow shoppers to hand-pick and select LEGO pieces in different shapes and colours.
“Build a Mini” tower: Let your creativity lead the way at the Build a Mini tower! You can mix and match from a wide selection of legs, torsos, heads, hair pieces and accessories to customise your own Minifigures.
“Digital Box” or “Digibox” provides consumers with an Interactive 3D Digital Experience, bringing the LEGO sets to life inside the store. The Digibox is fitted with a screen, and a webcam which reads the LEGO box in your hands to show the virtual 3D animation specific to that particular set.
The first LCS was officially opened on 29 November 2014 by Her Excellency, Berit Basse, the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore together with LEGO Singapore and its business partner, Bricks World.
Bricks World is the oldest and largest specialist LEGO retailer in Singapore. It partnered LEGO Singapore in the opening of Singapore’s first LEGO Certified Store in November 2014. It also has six other stores across Singapore, as well as an online portal. Bricks World aims to deliver the LEGO experience through the breadth of its product offering, well-trained and knowledgeable staff, in-store calendar events and giveaways, and excellent customer service.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.
Among the shared facilities between the two schools in the Village are various multifunctional spaces thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, such as a 20-metre swimming pool which adapts to the competencies of the little swimmers – 10 short horizontal lanes for beginners, and four longer lanes lengthwise for more confident swimmers, and an indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium for their acclaimed SMART Steps specialist physical education classes and after-school enrichment.
Inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporating the environment as a third teacher in its architecture, interior design and curriculum, the Village represents a revolutionary step in early childhood education where this age group is the first and only thought. The campus is designed by award-winning Bogle Architects in collaboration with Gary Moore, Professor of Environmental Behavioural studies at Sydney University, and Rosie Long, a Reggio Emilia Early Years Education specialist, to include specific architectural and design elements that elevate the early learning experience.
Each corner of the Village caters to the growing and developing child, with changing discovery spaces attached to every classroom which empower young learners to play to their strengths and interests. Their learning experience also extends beyond the classroom where they can choose from specialty co-curricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, drama and language-learning, amongst many others.
The Artground is an arts centre and accessible play space for children aged 12 and under and they aim to provide positive arts experiences across a variety of art forms.
Throughout the year, The Artground will present interactive art installations that children can climb through, over and under and this changes tri-annually. This provides excellent non-directive play opportunities for children to discover and practice their motor skills.
The Artground draws inspiration from the poem, The Hundred Languages of Children.
“The child is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
a hundred, always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover
a hundred worlds to invent
a hundred worlds to dream.”
- Excerpt from, The Hundred Languages of Children by Loris Malaguzzi.
The Artground encourages everyone who visits their center to be creative by offering opportunities for the child and the artist to remain inquisitive for life. Their primary arts programmes and ancillary workshops that go beyond the arts realm, facilitate learning through play and empower children to express themselves in a hundred ways.
On the weekends, The Artground will provide a variety of art-related programmes that families with young children can engage in together. These include gardening, performing arts (music, dance/movement & drama) as well as arts & craft activities.
Located within Hillion Mall at Petir Road, PCF Sparkletots @ Cashew is PAP Community Foundation's (PCF) first childcare centre in an intergrated development. With a space of of over 2,000 sqm, the centre will provide full day child care and infant care services for over 280 children.
Their educators believe young children have an innate curiosity about their environment and a spontaneous desire to explore, imagine, construct and question. To support and develop this natural desire, their S.T.E.A.M. Approach (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) enables children to explore, experiment and engage all their senses.
The centre's curriculum will follow that of other PCF Sparkletots pre-schools, which is regularly reviewed, and focuses on areas like numeracy, creative expression and motor skills development.
bloomB is a unique and leading international retailer offering clothings and accessories for children and babies.
bloomB's purpose is simply to provide simple, fun, cheerful clothings. They have commited people around the globe who help bring this commitment to life for their customers. Throughout their company and engraved in their culture are beliefs that guide their success and accomplishment: integrity, respect, open-mindedness and quality.
Quality is what they make, and how they make it. When it comes to bloomB products, there's a lot more than meets the eye. An important part of that relates to how they are made.
Visit their new store at Paragon and check out their quality collection for your little one(s).
Carrying versatile pieces that take your child from party to playground to playpen, online kids shop Le Petit Society, has set up their first bricks-and-mortar concept store at the new Downtown Gallery.
They want to offer that exceptional convenience to however their customers want to shop. With their new physical shop, customers can buy online and choose if they want to pick up their items in their physical store.
Le Petit Society - the little society was founded upon the desire to create versatile, well-crafted clothing for children that will journey with them from the moment they arrive into this world, as precious little newborns, to the time they step out as spirited young individuals. With the founding principle that great style should be for everyone, Le Petit Society was formed in 2012 by an inspired Singaporean couple, Robyn Liang and Dylan Ong with the desire to fill a gap in the kids garment world. Through developing an Asia-made line that delivers top quality and design, the collections boast of the most comfortable and stylish pieces befitting for all occasions, across all ages.
As parents to two delightful little girls, the founders of Le Petit Society continue to seek only the best in their creations. With their experience as parents strengthening their resolve to create safe and comfortable products with every collection, Le Petit Society believes in using only choice fabrics that children will want to wear daily, and last generations. They place great thought and care in crafting their designs and their most important purpose is, and always has been, to give your children comfort and joy through their charming collections for a long time to come. Join their journey as they take small steps to bigness making clothing that caters from newborn to 12 years old.
Set in the lush greenery of Rochester Park, Thyme@Rochester serves European and Western delicacies. Not only is it perfect for date nights, it is also family-friendly as they have a kiddy play area for the little ones.
On their menu; Roasted Chicken Leg with Pumpkin Mash, Grilled Prawns with House Made Chilli Dip, Aubergine Caponata, Spaghetti con Gamberi and more.
The library will have new services, including an immersive storytelling room for children. There will also be customised reading spaces for patrons of all ages.
The library's new Children’s Zone, will pilot the Stories Come Alive Room. Be ready to step right into a storybook, complete with changing scenes, sounds and animations! Enjoy an immersive storytelling experience when the library re-opens.
Diggersite is a fun destination and a one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides both adults and children with a realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Diggersite has shifted from East Coast and is now located in Yishun.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger; participation at Diggersite is an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token-operated Digger works like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms.
Looking for something fun to do? Pop by Science Centre Singapore and visit their latest exhibitions, The Mind's Eye and Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic: A mirror maze experience.
As part of Science Centre Singapore's 40th anniversary celebrations; 270 sqm space of the centre has been transformed into a huge and captivating mirror maze.
Created by Adrian Fisher Design, record holders of seven Guinness World Records; the maze features 105 mirror cells, with more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, plus holograms and fake exits to make for a wondrous kaleidoscope experience.
The mirror maze also doubles as a setting for an exciting escape room game.
“The Mind’s Eye” exhibition features more than 30 exhibits curated by SCS and is an exhibition of optical illusions.
Among the exhibits is one called “View With A Twist”, which showcases a wire sculpture that “transforms from an elephant into two giraffes simply by shifting the visitor’s point of view”.
A scaly surprise awaits you at Singapore Zoo's newest permanent exhibit RepTopia.
Housing an expanded range of reptiles and amphibians, crawl over for an immersive experience through desserts and tropical forest regions.
Love them or hate them, reptiles are fascinating creatures. Discover the scaly denizens of RepTopia. Make a date with the panther chameleon, Gaboon viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends, and learn more about them through engaging activities especially rolled out for this June holiday.
The first Gucci Kids store in South-East Asia for Gucci’s childrenwear is now at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands.
Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses.
Not forgetting the little ones; you will find a range of children’s ready-to-wear and accessories available at this whimsical new store.
My Gym-Marine Parade branch is now operating at their new location at i12 Katong Mall.
My Gym is not just a "play" place. They run age appropriate structured weekly classes that incorporates music, games, gymnastics, and tons of original activities for the kiddos.
My Gym was created in 1983 by William Caplin and Yacov & Susi Sherman, who opened their first two My Gyms in Santa Monica, California. Utilizing their experience in the fields of sports, dance, early childhood development, kinesiology and gymnastics, they developed a program and facility where children actively participate in a variety of structured, weekly classes. Today, My Gym has a presence in over 500 outlets in more than 30 countries.
My Gym Singapore established its first centre in 2005. A group of professionals with a passion in children development brought in My Gym because of its fun and rewarding classes.
My Gym’s class is unique from others. The program is delivered with high energy and focus on children’s engagement. It focuses on the 4 domains of children’s development – physical, social, emotional and cognitive. They have designed numerous activities that enhances the “I CAN” attitude, linguistic development, music and rhythm, fine and gross motor skills, auditory and visual stimulation, confidence and self-esteem.
New at Forum The Shopping Mall is Sandy Dandy; an Indoor Sand Playground for little ones to be imaginative and creative while having fun!
Sandy Dandy is a novel indoor sandplay haven for children of age 1 and above, allowing them to stretch their imagination and creativity. Kids learn and play with physical developments where it improves motor skills in an interactive space.
Coupled with a cosy rest area for parents and one-stop party service, Sandy Dandy offers both kids and parents an environment for independent and social learning, sharing of ideas and exploration; encouraging a natural bonding space for everyone.
Let ‘em Play is Singapore’s new family-centric edutainment hub located in the West, offering a wide range of activities and programmes that are suitable for both adults and children.
Their activities focus greatly on parent-child bonding and interaction. The obstacles are designed to allow parents to support their children while they overcome their fear of heights through simple challenges and tasks.
The indoor-only activities available at Let 'em Play are specially chosen and designed to cover all aspects of psycho-motor skills and character development for the young ones. Each of them covers a specific aspect in brain and body development. They proudly present you with the following challenges:
Fun Climbing Walls
Indoor High Elements Obstacle Course (The one and only in Singapore!)
Augmented Reality Bouldering / Climbing (The first in Singapore!)
Papa Poika, an old-fashioned English inspired barbershop with kid-centric entertainment is opening soon at Paragon. This is the latest concept by Komars Group, which brought in EC House, Ramen Champion, LA Barbershop and more.
Papa Poika means “father and son” in Finnish, and the concept aims to evoke nostalgia — every man remembers his first trip to the barbershop with his dad or granddad. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, the shop is where father and son can enjoy bonding time and a haircut while mother and daughter go shopping.
At Papa Poika, Fathers can get their traditional haircuts while sons can get their contemporary and trendy haircuts. On top of these services, fathers can enjoy relaxing shaving sessions.
Play is a child’s work and The Better Toy Store is a child’s workshop of award-winning toys carefully selected for excellence in play value, design, quality and impact on the environment. Every toy they choose is evaluated for these qualities and they do not compromise because they believe children deserve the best. Anything else is just not good enough. Their latest store will be opening soon at Paragon.
In 1987, The Original Toy Store started as a tiny store that made sustainability its foundation and good design its cornerstone. Only the best toys from award-winning brands the world over, were painstakingly sourced and presented in a one-of-a-kind experiential shop environment.
In 2004, to better communicate their brand, they renamed ourselves The Better Toy Store because, in a nutshell, their toys are simply, better.
To this day, only Educational, Beautiful, Safe and Environment-friendly Toys are chosen.
Fifty years after its launch, Chicco now distributes a complete range of products in more than 120 countries, combining functionality and security, technology and design, to meet the needs of children and parents. Their new store at Paragon will open this April.
Their mission has always been to make a baby smile, helping mums and dads in their baby’s growth journey. They provide safe solutions which are designed to meet the demands of babies as they progress through the growth phases, because for them; happiness is a journey that starts when one is a baby.
Viv's Schoolhouse is a childcare centre at Queen Street (for children aged 18 months to 6 years) that focuses not only on academic excellence but also character development and strong family units. Through a holistic approach and by making learning fun and sustainable, they give your child the opportunity to maximize his/her greatest potential academically and artistically.
Their curriculum is designed to be fun and interactive. They strive to develop their children’s passions, and empower them with the confidence and skills to overcome challenges.
With their low teacher-to-child ratio, they are also able to monitor each child’s progress closely and identify notable strengths as well as areas for improvement. At least once a week, they construct individualized lesson plans for children to better develop their interests, and to help overcome each child’s challenges with greater ease.
The new Outdoor Discovery Centre at their Tanjong Katong campus underlines Canadian International School’s focus on facilitating academic excellence in the Kindergarten years through play-based learning in environments that nurture creativity and exploration. Hands-on exploration in the Primary years solidifies concepts and understanding more concretely than rote learning. By the age of 10, students who have “played” in their formative years excel in creativity, intelligence, oral expression and work habits.
Their Outdoor Discovery Centre is an extension of our indoor classrooms, filled with textures, sounds and smells unique to the outdoors. There are lots of purpose-built areas for children to interact with nature and run around as well as spaces where they can withdraw and quietly reflect. Spaces include a play fort, a mud kitchen, a sound garden, a natural tunnel and grassy hill, a creative play space with loose parts, a bike track and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, and nurture strong connections to nature.
Seed Heritage is one of Australia's most loved and talked about premium childrenswear brands, providing outstanding outfit solutions from top-to-toe for babies, boys, and girls, between the ages of 0 through to 10 year olds and now a teen collection for girls and boys between the ages of 8 to 14 years old.
Their 4th boutique in Singapore will be opening soon at Paragon.
Seed Heritage was born in 2000 in a small shop in Melbourne, Australia. The founder of Seed Heritage was inspired by the need for a unique and compelling shopping experience that made children and their parents feel connected through great design.
Today, Seed Heritage is one of the most widely recognised Australian labels with beautifully designed clothing & accessories for Women, Teen, Child & Baby.
Seed has over 200 locations in Australia, 5 in New Zealand, 6 in Hong Kong and 4 in Singapore.
Thesys International is pleased to open its flagship English learning center in Singapore, jointly owned with Nomos Education Pte Ltd at HarbourFront Centre. They will provide ELLoquence to students who intend to learn English at a high proficiency level.
At Thesys, they believe in innovating with technology. They believe in kids, and in kids innovating. They believe a new educational model can inspire a new generation of learners.
Little House of Dreams is a homegrown bakery specialising in bespoke cakes and dessert tables. It was the first bakery to officially offer dessert tables with customised sweet treats and gorgeous table styling.
From an online store in 2008, to the 1st brick and mortar bakery in 2012, the brand has since expanded into a flagship bakery bistro at the heart of Dempsey Hill. Little House of Dreams now offers a comprehensive menu selection, ranging from hearty baked meals to tantalising grilled meats and a selection to suit juniors' unique appetites. The refurbished venue features a 4-metre long dessert display counter and is also perfect for intimate life events such as weddings and birthday parties.
Chicco, the largest baby brand in all of Europe, are opening their first Southeast Asia flagship store in Singapore.
Products for future mums, for baby feeding, for hygiene, for weaning, for outdoor strolls and for nap time. Innovating travel system solutions for babies’ safety in the car. Toys, clothing and shoes for babies…everything babies need from the very first day. A wide range of advanced solutions and practical advices parents can always rely on in complete serenity and safety.
Chicco is a world multi-specialist brand in the baby care sector, with over 50 years of experience. Thanks to Osservatorio Chicco, the Baby Research Center that studies and understands all child’s needs at every stage of their growth, Chicco has achieved a high level of specialization and continues to offer innovative solutions studied in every detail to accompany babies through growth.
Invictus Private School is an independent co- educational day school and boarding for students from Grade 1 to Grade 2. Learning at Invictus Private School, your children will be immersed in a wholy multicultural, inclusive and collaborative community.
As an inclusive school, Invictus Private School is proud to welcome students of all nationalities, races and creeds . Based on the needs of the students, we seek to promote equal opportunities, applying our regulations on admissions fairly and without prejudice.
First ever multi-label concept store housing the best entertaining and party brands in the world! Dreams and Confetti - a wonderland for all party aficionados.
Dreams and Confetti is the brainchild of 2 mums who are no strangers to organizing parties. They are also the same people behind Little House of Dreams, a homegrown bakery specializing in custom cakes and other sweet treats, with a distinctive sweet and pretty style.
At Dreams and Confetti, they believe that every party can be celebrated with style and class. Whether it's a cosy get together or a big milestone celebration, their carefully curated range of cake stands, premium party wares, decorations and baking essentials will give your party that extra dash of sparkle.
TOMS®, the company known for starting a global movement through its One for One® business model, has arrived in Singapore with the opening of its first TOMS store in Millenia Walk, a mall with an open atrium structure designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect, Philip Johnson.
The 1000 sq. ft. store will have an extensive range of shoes for women, men, and kids, as well as eyewear and bags. The store will also be a platform to launch limited edition collaborations with notable artists including Keith Haring and local artists too.
Since its establishment in 2006, TOMS® has given away 60 million pairs of shoes to those in need and become a brand favored by international fashion and style icons including celebrities Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Tom Felton, Bradley Cooper, and Zachary Quinto among many others.
Founded in Israel in 1999, FOX Kids & Baby was introduced to Singapore in 2004. The brand has grown steadily to 17 stores island-wide, to establish itself as a successful retailer providing fashionable and trendy apparel for the confident and budding fashionistas for kids up to 12 years old. FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
The Yard is Singapore’s first ever multi-specialist, Olympic standard sporting facility, offering an array of acrobatic classes and activities including Gymnastics, Parkour, Trampolining and Personal Fitness Conditioning for all ages and abilities.
The state-of-the-art urban arena in Jurong is newly renovated and occupies 20,000 square feet, making it the largest facility of its kind locally. It can also accommodate over 150 people at a time, taking part in a variety of classes.
Most notably, the space holds over 13,000 square feet of Olympic standard, customised and limited edition gymnastics apparatus.
This modern warehouse space features an impressive viewing lounge, allowing viewers, parents and wannabe thrillseekers a breathtaking perspective over the training grounds.
Conveniently located next to the Singapore Science Centre, The Yard is a short five-minute walk from Jurong East MRT Station, and a quick drive from the Jurong Town Council exit at the AYE.
Opened on the East Coast of Singapore at Goodman Arts Centre in 2012, Café Melba blends influences from Melbourne and Asia for a gourmet yet leisurelydiningexperience.The Café Melba concept is designed to be an oasis away from hectic city life, where you can relax from the stresses of the day with a great meal and friendly and attentive service. With breakfast all day (every day!) and plenty of events happening for both kids and adults, Café Melba has become a regular haunt for bookworms, foodies, parents, and music lovers alike.
Gingersnaps was built on a deep passion for creating trendy, global, fashion-forward designs for children’s and maternity wear. As a lifestyle brand, Gingersnaps believes in giving a 360-degree total experience – creating a Gingersnaps atmosphere from the clothes, store setting, service, packaging and visual merchandising.
Set up in Singapore in 2004,Beauty Mums & Babies has been the trusted leader in providing one stop wellness services for mothers and babies.
Beauty Mums & Babies’ mission is to partner with mothers-to-be and new mothers from the time they are pregnant to when their babies are born, and help them to be comfortable and confident during the different stages of motherhood and childhood. Their team of certified professionals (specialized in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Javanese methods) provides a comprehensive range from prenatal and postnatal well-being services to prenatal and postnatal yoga.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings.
Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. In 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 17,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.7 billion in 2014.
Diggersite is one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides adults and children with realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery.
Fun for all ages, the recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger, an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token operated Diggers work like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms. It is a "grown up digger" for all ages.
There are one indoor station -play area with cluster of colourful plastic balls and two outdoor stations- play areas with plastic bottles and bricks at enclosed sandpit. All stations and digger rides are suitable for adults and children. Perfect for a family day out.
The new Waterway Point is a four-storey shopping mall with over 200 tenants – ranging from fashion to F&B, furnishings, and entertainment.
Retail therapy awaits at Waterway Point with not one, but two major fashion brands: H&M and Uniqlo. Both stores are scheduled to officially open in January and, true to form, you can expect in-store promotions and special giveaways.
Waterway Point is also home to the 1,500-seat Shaw Theatres IMAX.
Just like how MBS has Marina Bay, the new Waterway Point boasts impressive views of the Punggol Waterway – offering visitors a chance to experience it with a 24-hour boardwalk and several al fresco dining options.
Micro Range Golf is an Indoor Golf Range fully equipped with the leading golf launch monitor in the industry, the Foresight Sports GC2-K from the USA. Micro Range Golf is owned by the leading golf launch monitor and simulator distributor in South-East Asia, The Learning Tee Pte Ltd.
Micro Range Golf aims to utilise cutting edge technology to help you perfect your swing at an affordable price. The GC2-K launch monitor provides your ball flight data and swing analysis in real-time, as you practice and play in our driving range. Gone are the days of hitting ball after ball at the driving range with no idea of how your golf swing affects your ball flight!
Hone your putting, chipping and pitching skills on our outdoor custom built short game practice area.
Learn golf more effectively at Micro Range Golf. Their PGA-certified Director of Instruction conducts lessons across all levels from beginners to experienced golfers. They utilise data produced from the launch monitors to enable you to understand how each swing affects the ball flight, accompanied with the best training aids in the industry, you will improve.
For complete beginners they provide the option of picking up the game of golf in a fun and easy way with SNAG. SNAG is a proven player development program which simplifies the process of learning the game of golf and it is suitable for people of all ages and ability levels.
They offer their entire facility for bookings, from corporate events, golf clinics, fundraisers, product launches, parties and more. Set within the idyllic Bukit Timah enclave an event at Micro Range Golf promises to be a memorable one!
Clarks strives to continually create superior footwear with innovative new techniques and materials, while being true to our past as traditional shoemakers.
Globally, Clarks is the world’s largest casual and smart shoe company and the fourth-largest footwear company on the planet.
In a history spanning almost 200 years, Clarks has earned a reputation for quality footwear through an on-going commitment to design, exceptional comfort, premium quality and expert service.
The company has a rich heritage of pioneering technological innovations, launching iconic styles, and they’ve developed a deserved reputation for helping to keep feet healthy.
With more than 1,000 shops and around 13,000 employees in all four corners of the globe, their headquarters remain based in the West of England where their remarkable story began, as passionate about footwear as ever, still innovating, still creating fashion that looks as good as it feels.
Established in 1994, BritishIndia is a homegrown lifestyle brand that currently has over 40 outlets across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Created for the tropics and inspired by the grand romance of the Colonial era, their stores offer timeless designs created with the philosophy of comfort and effortless dressing for both men and women in mind. Their customers are well travelled, socially active and culturally aware.
They currently have 6 main lines: Classic, New Classic, Pure, Traveler, Adventurer, Travel & Yoga; each line offering a different story to suit various occasions of contemporary tropical lifestyle. In addition to the breadth of our collection, they are also known for their depth in sizes flattering figures of many shapes. Additionally their larger stores carry our Homes line, which range from soft furnishings to special large furniture pieces.
Scotch & Soda loves to make great garments that suit every individual. They want people to love their clothes and enjoy wearing them. Scotch & Soda products are of high quality, rich in detail and affordable. The designers at Scotch spare no effort or expense at detailing and fine-tuning samples, all the way to the neatly finished interior of each garment. They invest in the product, which is typically informed by the best tried and tested classic and vintage styles, enriched with a wealth of inspiration from around the world.
The Outdoor Discovery Centre features an abundance of trees, a variety of gardens, water features that include still and moving water, natural tunnels, grassy hills, a crow’s nest, a sound garden, a mud kitchen, adaptable creative play spaces, a bike and running track, and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, while nurturing strong connections with nature.
Set to be its biggest store in Singapore, the Armani Junior store willbe showcased as a sleek and modernised concept for stylish juniors.
It completes the family of Armani collections at The Shoppes – namely Armani/Marina Bay, the first and only duplex in Southeast Asia to house both Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, as well as Armani Collezioni.
This is the brand’s first Junior store in the region. Spanning more than 1,400 square feet, the new boutique is painted with a pearl finish and furnished with lacquered wood furniture frames to create a shopping ambience that is soothing and refined. The Dolce & Gabbana Junior collection includes ready-to-wear for girls, boys, and newborn from ages 0 to 8.
Award-winning non-profit organisation Playeum, opens Asia’s first Children’s Centre for creativity. The first of its kind, the dedicated creative space for children is located in key regional visual arts hub, Gillman Barracks. Embracing a global shift in increasing market demands for creativity, a key part of Playeum’s wider mission is to establish a culture of meaningful and impactful play.
Led by Executive Director Anna Salaman and Co-Founders Sumitra Pasupathy and Jennifer Loh, the Children’s Centre for Creativity most closely aligns with the Reggio Emilia Approach – an innovative pedagogy in early childhood education, and aims to lead a revolutionary change in mindset where children are viewed as innately creative
Playeum began their journey with a community consultation process. Over 200 parents were moderated by an independent and well-respected champion for children, Dr Barbara Piscatelli, a recipient of the Australian Medal of Honour in a study. The results showed that children are playing less in open ended and creative ways.
Themed after the most loved animation character in Korea, Pororo Park integrates entertainment and educational elements in an indoor playground setting. With seven Pororo Parks in Korea and three locations in China, Pororo Park Singapore will be the first Pororo Park in Southeast Asia opening early November 2015.
Join them on a delightful exploration journey to the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest with Pororo the Little Penguin and his beloved friends. Lots of fun and adventure awaits you with rides, indoor playground, arts & science classes and live shows.
A truly integrated edutainment center, Pororo Park Singapore is the place to be for fantastic family fun!
MSGM opens its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore.
MSGM is a simple mix of continuous new inputs alongside with the state of being contemporary such as indie music and contemporary art. As a skilled DJ, Massimo Giorgetti is able to mix and match his passion and the artistic and aesthetic expressions of artists connected to the web world. The outcome: a Kaleidoscope world made of colours, shapes and lines capable of inexorably catching the public interest and attention and acknowledging MSGM as one the most intriguing brand of the moment.
By choosing MSGM clothes people know they express themselves at the best of their freedom, with a touch of a personal creativity altogether.
The store, located in the busy Wisma Atria shopping centre, stocks the firm’s different brands (MANGO, MANGO Man and MANGO Kids) and represents the fifteenth MANGO store in Singapore since it arrived in the capital in 1995.
Ralph Lauren Childrenswear is designed to reflect the timeless heritage and modern spirit of Ralph Lauren’s collections for men and women. Signature classics, including iconic polo knit shirts and luxurious cashmere cable sweaters, are interpreted in the most sophisticated and vibrant colors. Fashionable styles are inspired by Ralph Lauren’s unique vision each season—from All-American sportswear with preppy and equestrian inspirations to tailored and elegant ensembles for special occasions.
Dolce & Gabbana is the Dream: a luxury brand that is distinguished by its stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creations. The strong identity of the Dolce & Gabbana brand has evolved over the years while always remaining faithful to its inherent standards.
An unmistakable style, the expression of unconventional luxury which, season after season, combines strong innovation with the powerful Mediterranean flavour of its origins. A brand whose essence lies in its contrasting features.
Candy Empire is more than a one-stop-shop for anyone with a sweet tooth, it is a specialty shop filled with gourmet delights from across the world. Here, you can find novelty drinks, jams, chips, dried fruit, toffees, cookies, savoury snacks and confectionery treats sourced from quality manufacturers in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A - a paradise for snack lovers.
In Good Company is about people. It’s about being in excellent companionship with like-minded people and the curious; it’s about working and collaborating with creative people and brands.
Co-founded by four friends in December 2012, In Good Company (IGC) is touted as the definitive brand for modern classics with a twist. A label of wardrobe essentials, IGC’s aesthetic is defined by clean silhouettes and a blend of relaxed tailoring with surprising details.
Happy Socks Avenue is the first shop in the South East Asia region for the Swedish lifestyle socks brand - Happy Socks. Happy Socks Avenue offers the most comprehensive range of Happy Socks products in Singapore today.
Happy Socks started in the spring of 2008 in Sweden. Two friends had a vision: to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colorful design piece with a rigid standard of ultimate quality, craftsmanship and creativity. A concept now brought to perfection by the Happy Socks collective of creators.
Today Happy Socks are sold in more than 70 countries across every continent. Happy Socks features an almost endless variety of models and designs, using a wide spectrum of color combinations and original patterns.
Simply put: there’s a pair of high-quality socks & underwear for every occasion, mindset and style.
Mothercare have a strong reputation in their specialism, quality, safety and innovation in their products and services for mothers, mothers-to-be, babies and young children.
Parents need more than products, they need wisdom. Mothercare take pride in the fact that they've got the products and the people to manage that wonderful, frustrating, hilarious, serious, exhausting and rewarding process called parenting.
Urban Ski is the first and only indoor rotating ski slope in Singapore. Skiers and Snowboarders of any level can come learn, improve and perfect their technique on our sophisticated indoor revolving slope, without having to wait till ski season and travel to far-off lands.
They understand the pain and time required to learn how to effectively ski/snowboard but it is all worth it when you get to the top of the mountain and ski/snowboard across the different terrain. Feel more confident on the piste after a couple of basic lessons at Urban Ski. They can help escalate your progress so that you and your loved ones will get the most out of your ski vacation instead of being stuck at the bunny slopes.
At Urban Ski, they are not just committed to your learning progress. They ensure that the Urban Ski experience is fun, rewarding and safe.
Zara will be opening a new store at Changi Airport.
The Spanish clothing and accessories retailer is based in Arteixo, Galicia and was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega.
It is claimed that Zara needs just two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores, compared to the six-month industry average and launches around 10,000 new designs each year. Zara has resisted the industry-wide trend towards transferring fast fashion production to low-cost countries. Its most unusual strategy is its policy of zero advertising; the company prefers to invest a percentage of revenues in opening new stores instead.
Zara stores offer men's clothing and women's clothing, each of these subdivided in lower garment, upper garment, shoes, cosmetics and complements, as well as children's clothing (Zara Kids).
The brand was established in Milan in 1975 and through it's clear stylistic vision, coupled with a deep understanding of the client’s need, became instantly popular with the discerning Italian fashion savvy.
“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”. The name Armani has been synonymous with unrivaled Italian style all over the world for over 30 years. Perhaps best known for revolutionizing fashion with his unstructured jacket in the Eighties, Giorgio Armani has continued to define the well dressed ever since.
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!
Come 26 June 2015, SKECHERS Singapore is set to open their new flagship store to the public at Ngee Ann City. The new 1,700sqf space in Singapore is the first Asian flagship store to embrace an industrial and modern concept, accompanied by a touch of vintage elements.
The store entrance is framed by a brick wall to give a raw industrial edge that is juxtaposed by the modern inviting interior. Utilizing silver metal supports with exposed welds and fasteners, the store space is given a constructed and contemporary look. Reclaimed natural wood is used to inject warm accents to the overall space, as well as segmenting the collections. On top of that, the new flagship uses LED backlit technology to establish a "mixed-bag" vernacular, a technique widely practiced amongst today's leading interior architects.
Besides the well-planned Lifestyle and Performance footwear categories catered for men and women, the new flagship store also has a dedicated area for kids products, where multi-coloured LED technology is used to illuminate glass-etched SKECHERS cartoon characters to attract children to browse at the different levels of products. Soft furnishings, such as seating that is built to look like a "roller coaster" and a large Gachapon machine dispensing toys, are elements that are incorporated to enhance the ambience of fun and colour in the kids section.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
Bounce Smoothie Bar specializes in premium creamy smoothies with a refreshing difference. They don't just fill each cup full of fruit. They pack them with exciting unexpected flavours that will keep you coming back for more. From Their special Signature Range to tasty Green Smoothie mixes and a fun Kids selection, they always have a delicious smoothie waiting for you.
Bounce Smoothie Bar uses only real fruit & veg, 100% pure juice and none of that icy sugary frozen yoghurt stuff!
According to a study completed by NASA, a 10 minute jump on a trampoline is equivalent to a 30 minute run. This means trampolining is 68% more effective than running and provides equal benefits in a shorter timeframe.
Physical benefits are various and they include a very efficient cardiovascular workout which provides an increased heart rate and an important workout for the heart. Jumping on a trampoline strengthens the muscles of the feet and all the muscles up to the stomach muscles. These two health benefits combine for a powerful mixture that is very efficient in losing weight. Strengthening of the muscles increases the metabolism and speeds up the burning of fat, while the cardiovascular workout helps in burning calories much faster and more efficiently. The muscles also get more flexible by constant motion of jumping on a trampoline.
The full facility rental available for birthdays and events.
Denoting 10 months of pregnancy and 10 years of child growth, 10 10 is a retail chain specializes in products and services, including those catering to pre and post natal needs of mothers; as well as essentials for babies and children aged from 0 to 10 years old.
In addition to their comprehensive product range, they are known for the pleasant and educational shopping experience for the shoppers, including young children who are carefully engaged and respected as customers, it provides. The shoppers can also look forward to complementary services, including in-house specialist advice, home delivery, membership rewards tracking and online shopping.
No longer do the consumers have to hop from one place to another just to get the essentials. 10 10 puts the products and services all under one roof!