Located off Gambas Avenue, Sembawang Hot Spring Park features new cascading pools and a water collection point, enhanced accessibility for wheelchair users, and educational panels where visitors can learn about Singapore’s only hot spring park’s history and geology. The park's rustic environment, reminiscent of old kampungs, also holds many collective memories for the community.
Visitors can enjoy the new Floral Walk and see fruit trees and edible plants commonly found in kampungs, and flowers commonly seen in the 1960s and 1990s. The rustic environment is further enhanced by unpaved paths and naturalised streams flowing from the hot spring, which mimics the freshwater swamp forest landscape. There are seating areas sheltered by planted trellises featuring flowering creepers such as the Elephant Climber (Argyreia nervosa). The public can also learn more about the history of the site and geothermal processes behind the formation of a hot spring through interpretative signs at locations of interest.
Unleash your inner superstar at BandKara by Bistro8 where you can sing karaoke with live band members, jamming your heart out at every moment!
BandKara is an authentic Japanese live band karaoke restaurant and bar concept from Tokyo. It is a popular activity in Japan that sees individuals get the opportunity to sing popular karaoke songs in front of an audience accompanied by a live band. With over 250,000 songs, everyone will be able to have a chance to stand on the stage and sing to their hearts’ content!
The live band is well equipped to play any song from any genre regardless of language, and they are there to enhance your experience on stage. Customers can go on to play the instruments or bring their own if they’d like to! They can even perform without the karaoke background music to further build up the adrenaline of performing on stage, leaving them wanting to come back for more. BandKara is similar to a collaborative space where music enthusiasts come together to enjoy playing music, performing and simply have fun.
Mr. Nobuhiro Genmei, Chief Operations Officer of Koshidaka Singapore (company which owns Bistro8), believes that everyone can have a good time at BandKara, by reliving their dreams as a superstar, or just by chilling and enjoying the live performances for those not performing.
With that in mind, BandKara invited professional band members from all over Japan with different musical backgrounds to perform and allow the confident singer inside to be unleashed.
For shyer guests who may not want to sing, chill and indulge in BandKara’s delicious menu; everyone can have a good time at BandKara!
BandKara by Bistro8 is also available for booking for private events, birthday celebrations, corporate functions; simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Amazing Castle has opened their first ever overseas branch at Cineleisure Orchard. The air-conditioned indoor playspace has 9 different stations combining traditional arcade games and classic playground mechanics with a modern technological twist. Enjoy this new playground for all ages.
Amazing Castle is a new interactive entertainment concept. Short, sharp and sweet, it is designed to challenge both your skill and intellect. It is technology enabled but unabashedly analogue. Designed to be wickedly fun for groups of up to 3 people - they mix and match a route from 9 different challenges to bring your fun to the next level.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
Cineleisure, the destination mall managed by Cathay Organisation, is proud to unveil its refreshed look, while welcoming three new and exciting concepts.
Forming a striking visual interplay of colours and textures, the revamped Cineleisure reveals interiors fitted with concrete juxtaposed against rustic wood timber. The playful balance between gritty accents and polished design, with a purposeful blend of warm earthy hues and cool steel palettes, add a distinctively dynamic element to the popular youth-oriented mall.
The pairing of fun and playful elements also extends to its eclectic mix of food, fashion, and entertainment tenants. This April, Cineleisure welcomes the addition of three new and hotly anticipated concepts—Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ and Shabu Shabu, The Alley Luxe, and Amazing Castle, of which the latter two are making its debut in Singapore
Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ & Shabu Shabu at the newly-revamped Cineleisure promises both authenticity and affordability for a gourmet Japanese Yakiniku experience. Hungry shoppers can expect a premium buffet at just S$59.90, which includes a free flow of Tenkaichi’s signature grilled Wagyu Beef that are hand sliced and freshly served to order.
Alternatively, for a limited time only, customers can opt for its value-for-money and irresistible S$10 Donburi sets, ranging from Chirashi Don, Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Don, Hotate Mentai Mayo Don and Cheesy Chicken Teriyaki Don.
Something special is brewing. Having opened its very first outlet in 2013, The Alley has made waves with their iconic Brown Sugar Deerioca Series. With over 300 outlets around the world, The Alley is finally making its mark in Singapore with their first flagship store, and first ever premium concept – The Alley Luxe, opening at Cineleisure this April!
The Alley is proud to offer tapioca pearls made by hand and with heart. The Alley welcomes you to watch as they prepare our tapioca from scratch: from the measuring, sifting, and mixing of ingredients to the formation of the pearl-shaped tapioca. Through this manual performance, they deliver soft, chewy tapioca available in various unique flavours.
Every beverage from The Alley has a story of more than 500 days starting from the harvest of the tea leaves, the processing and aging of the leaves, the infusion of flavours to the selection of ingredients and their ratios. Their distinctive drinks are attributed to this process, in order for you to enjoy only the finest flavours. With each cup comes its own aroma, taste, and character.
The Alley Luxe at Cineleisure will also be serving up an array of exquisite baked treats such as croissants, cruffins and kouign-amann. You can opt to take-away or dine-in to savour these buttery treats with the signature beverages.
Come 2020, HomeTeamNS members will be able to enjoy a 2,800 sqm indoor adventure hubcomplete with a rope course and fireman slides – among other facilities – when their dazzling new Khatib clubhouse opens.
This was announced recently at the clubhouse’s groundbreaking ceremony. Other features unveiled include
a tactical simulator,
a state-of-the-art 1,500 sqm gym,
along with four man caves as comfortable hangout areas.
The 21,000 sqm five-storey clubhouse (with a one-storey basement) will feature green innovations such as charging stations for electric cars, solar panels and an eco-filtration swimming pool. It will also be equipped with self-service kiosks and “chatbots”, allowing HomeTeamNS members to renew their membership, make payments and book facilities with greater ease. HomeTeamNS is also partnering POSB to pilot cashless transaction solutions, which will be integrated into its new clubhouses.
Located along Yishun Avenue 2, the clubhouse will replace the current facility in Sembawang and is designed to serve about 250,000 Home Team NSmen. It is one of three new clubhouses that will be built as part of a long-term development master plan.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
Chill Gen is a new Hong Kong Hot Pot Buffet concept by Xin Wang Hong Kong Café.
Chill Gen offers a variety of soup bases that appeal to a wide range of customers such as the Signature Papaya Hot Pot Soup, Korean Army Stew, Classic Homemade Fragrant Spicy Soup and Tomato Soup.
Besides their Hot Pot Buffet, Chill Gen also serves an array of delicious Hong Kong comfort food for diners such Pork Chop & Egg Papaya Soup Rice Vermicelli, Luncheon Meat Soup Instant Noodle and more.
To serve their members and guests even better, SAFRA Mount Faber have announced that they will be upgraded between July 2018 to June 2019 to provide a refreshed experience and more offerings as an executive lifestyle club for NSmen.
The enhancement works will begin later this month and will see the entire club take on a fresh industrial chic look with new facilities and amenities by mid-2019.
Anticipate new dining options, such as a drive-thru Fatburger outlet.
Expect dedicated co-working spaces fully equipped with high-speed wi-fi, video projectors, and other workplace resources. And more but of course!
For more information and a list of affected facilities as they embark on upgrading works, click here.
Located just below the Benjamin Barker (BB) store @ Cineleisure, Benjamin Barker Café is designed to integrate the lifestyle concept of BB as its food-loving, coffee-drinking (and equally well-dressed) other half of the prolific local menswear label.
Setting to be the brand's Asian debut combining Fashion and F&B, the 60-seater café in this 3,000 sq ft two-storey establishment is all about the gastronomic good things in life — classic comfort fare, all-day breakfast and weekend brunches.
The café mimics the stylish BB-inspired interiors with its rich, navy blue colour palette, white marble-top counters, sleek timber furniture, and an eye-catching neon sign. Completed with calming lighting and minimalist decor, it is designed as a space for like-minded creatives and individuals to meet, exchange cultures, ideas and experiences over a mean cup of espresso and a hearty brunch selection. Testament to the ethos of BB, personnel are fitted out in crisp white shirts and knit ties designed by BB's in-house designers, paired with classic denim jeans and leather-strapped aprons.
With one half of the café’s founders spending time in his youth as a barista and manager in a Melbourne café, and the other with a coveted apprenticeship under one of Italy’s greatest pizza masters in Naples, it comes as no surprise that Benjamin Barker Café’s signatures include coffee and pizzas, such as White Cold Brew and Laksa Pizza. As a nod to the brand’s dedication of offering high quality fare, Benjamin Barker Café uses premium Gryphon tea, Matchaya tea blend from Kyoto and robust Papa Palheta coffee beans. The menu also features other delectable offerings of al dente pastas, satisfying mains, burgers, brunch signatures such as the BB Brunch, Crab Cake Benedict and a lip-smacking range of homemade desserts, in particular the indulgent waffles.
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.
Sandbox VR at Orchard Central combines the latest Virtual Reality hardware, movie quality real-time motion capture and AAA-quality content experiences to create the best VR experiences on the planet. Period. It's the perfect event for team building, corporate events, and parties.
Sandbox VR is a cutting edge social experience straight out of science fiction that you have never experienced before, and an experience that you cannot get at home. Go with your friends and Escape Together to their world.
All the Sandbox VR's experiences are designed from the ground up to be social, long form, and shareable.
Social - Designed for cooperation and competition with 2-6 guests.
Long Form - 30-40 mins long, long enough to develop characters, explore a world, and engage with a story.
Shareable - Designed for spectator enjoyment for sharing and live streaming.
The future of entertainment is now here with Virtual Room – the world’s best team-based VR experience right in the heart of Chinatown, Singapore.
Experience a truly immersive and mind-blowing adventure with your friends, family or colleagues as you communicate and work together in a totally realistic virtual world.
Your mission is to help save the world and you and your team of 2-4 players will need to travel back into historical periods of time such as ancient Egypt and the medieval ages to solve the puzzles and challenges.
Each player has their own dedicated room, specially designed and equipped with the latest VR gear. You will get to move around, search for items, manipulate objects and collaborate with your fellow team members.
It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before - immersion, freedom, adrenaline, the ultimate thrill! If you’re up for the challenge, build your team now and join the adventure.
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!
Sembawang Hot Spring, the only hot spring on mainland Singapore, will be developed into a community park 10 times its current size.
The Sembawang Hot Spring was discovered in 1908 on the grounds owned by a Chinese merchant, Seah Eng Keong. Since then, the land has changed hands a few times. It was once a thermal bathhouse for Japanese soldiers, after their occupation of Singapore during World War II.
Sembawang Hot Spring holds many memories for the community that has used it over the years. The design of the new Sembawang Hot Spring Park is shaped by the 'kampung-like' environment and will be kept rustic with various spaces where visitors can gather & enjoy the activities in this unique park. The design will be further refined with ideas and suggestions received from the public.
Work on the park will begin in early 2018 and are expected to be completed by 2019.
With state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking, Zero Latency at Suntec City will take you into the next level of social gaming.
Zero Latency is the global leader in free-roaming multi-player virtual reality and the largest virtual reality gaming arena in Singapore. Originating from Melbourne, Australia Zero Latency is regarded as one of the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences that has catapulted onto the world stage, with venues across the globe.
One moment you’re living in your own world, the next you’re lost in theirs. You know you’re just visiting, but your mind is convinced otherwise. Your heart is pounding, the adrenaline is flowing, you try to remind yourself that these worlds aren’t real… but the feelings definitely are. One moment is all it takes to be completely consumed in a world that will blow your mind forever.
Zero Latency’s virtual reality setup includes a unique combination of technology, software and unparalleled imagination that transports you and your friends to the ultimate free-roam, social experiences. Their platform is constantly advancing and their worlds are continually expanding, ensuring you are left with nothing less than a mind-altering experience every single time.
Their physical spaces are warehouse scale, designed for up to 8 players, and once you and your team enter the virtual world, creative methods reuse the space transforming them to epic scale! Untethered, you and your friends can freely and confidently explore the game space focused on our immersive worlds, not having to wonder where the walls are. Their facility also features a social lounge bar so you can enjoy some well-earned refreshments and debrief with your squad.
B Burger. The perfect encapsulation of feel good vibes with a smattering of youthful abandon.
Now open at Orchard Cathay Cineleisure.
B Burger serves up mind-blowing burgers that combine classic American deliciousness with a burst of Japanese flavours. Expect sides (that really, in fact, shine like mains) like mentaiko fries and sriracha mayo chicken wings with diner-style desserts like frozen concretes and toasted marshmallow milkshakes.
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.
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.
Located within Compass One shopping mall, the newly revamped Sengkang Public Library covers an area of 2,136 square meters.
New areas in the library include the Early Literacy Area where families can read and bond together, the Tween Space targeted at children aged 10 to 14 and a dedicated Adults section for quiet reading.
Sengkang Public Library has a total collection size of 125,000 books, magazines and audio-visual items. This includes items from the Adult, Young People and Children's collections. All items in the library can be loaned out by library members.
The collection covers a broad range of subjects for leisure reading and stocks popular reads for all ages. Popular fiction, liifesyle reads, mgazines, award-winning books for children, as well as picture books are very well-received by library users.
Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), one of the fastest growing travel retail groups globally, has opened to welcome its first guests to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3 (T3).
Following ELR’s successful bid for three concessions at Changi Airport, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is the first ELR outlet to open. Already winning praise, the spacious premium casual-dining eatery provides guests the option of dining from the all-day menu or relaxing with a drink at the bar.
Travellers can enjoy the acclaimed celebrity chef’s renowned interpretation of global comfort fare using only the freshest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Set in a stunning outlet with a raised kitchen platform and a feature pizza oven at its heart, the outlet’s open plan design allows guests a perfect view of the team’s excitement and energy on the culinary stage.
The outlet boasts a selection of dishes that are unique to Changi Airport, such as the Spicy Chicken Potstickers, Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza, Steamed Scottish Salmon Hong Kong Style, and the Australian Ribeye with Kalbi Glaze. The menu will also feature one of Wolfgang’s signature dishes, the Chicken Salad, with napa cabbage, wontons, cashews and a ginger-sesame vinaigrette. Breakfast options include the Eggs & Hash Bowl with sausage and Smoked Salmon Bagel.
For travellers looking for a refined dining experience at Changi Airport during the day, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck also offers artisanal pizza, gourmet sandwiches, pasta, salads and entrees. Guests can also enjoy a range of specialty cocktails and Wolfgang Puck’s own label of premium Red and White wine.
Japan-listed lifestyle and entertainment company Koshidaka Holdings, opens its Asian karaoke flagship outlet in Orchard Cineleisure. Termed Ganso (which means Founder or Pioneer), this Manekineko outlet will be the seventh in Singapore and the largest in Asia, with 80 newly furnished karaoke rooms, 5 VIP rooms with pool tables and a 150 pax capacity function hall for holding company and private events.
Koshidaka Holdings made in-roads into Singapore in September 2015 when it launched its Manekineko Karaoke Chain, after acquiring shares in K Box Entertainment. K Box is a subsidiary of Koshidaka Holdings. By establishing Manekineko in Singapore as a proven business model and showcase, Koshidaka Holdings hopes to springboard its expansion into ASEAN within the coming year, with plans to introduce outlets in Europe and North America as well. Here in Singapore, they will continue to proactively scout for suitable locations to expand the chain. Koshidaka Holdings, which has more than 400 stores from Hokkaido to Okinawa, is the first Karaoke chain from Japan to embark on overseas expansion. Its initial foray was into Korea, where it currently has thirteen outlets.
Ganso Manekineko Orchard Cineleisure features rooms that are bright and vibrant in four coloured theme zones (orange, green, blue and red), each adorned with illustrations of the mascot cat. Targeted at young adults, families and even senior citizens, prices are kept affordable (from $12 nett onwards for three hours) with free-flow soft drinks, snacks and ice cream included. Manekineko @ Orchard Cineleisure will also be the only karaoke outlet in Singapore to offer a buffet spread for lunch on weekends and dinner daily so that customers will have a more fulfilling experience, singing and eating to their hearts’ content. Its Singapore chef has also come up with a new ala carte menu, to include local favourites such as Laksa, Braised Pork Knuckle and Chicken Rendang, to name a few.
With a solid 30 years in the F&B industry, Joyden Concepts welcomes its third eatery and largest outlet to date, Joyden Treasures at Leisure Park Kallang.
The owners of Joyden Treasures have poured their heart into researching past culinary delicacies, cooking methods and stories to work with their chefs to bring customers a comprehensive selection of seafood and meat dishes that have long been forgotten or were too complex to replicate. They have also included a selection of their own family recipes, refining them for customers to enjoy.
The spacious 7,000 sq ft restaurant is the largest Joyden Concepts outlet to date, featuring six VIP rooms that can easily accommodate ten guests each and the main dining area has a comfortable seating capacity of 210. The airy and bright space utilises natural elements like light pine wood as well as stone and terrazzo floorings, while the textured glass panels and mosaic add a hint of nostalgia from homes from a not-so-distant past. The large picture windows also afford a lot of natural sunlight to stream through making it perfect for lazy family lunches
Right where Singapore meets the world, is the island’s next destination — Jewel Changi Airport. A unique mix of lush nature and urban energy that will bring together a world of ideas in leisure, shopping, and dining. Creating first-class experiences to delight and inspire.
Work has started on Project Jewel, the new retail and lifestyle complex at Changi Airport.
The glass-and-steel complex to be built on the open-air carpark in front of Terminal 1, will be the central hub connecting airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
The complex, to open by end 2018, will have five storeys above ground, and five basement levels. It boasts a gross floor area of about 134,000 sq m that will be used for retail, airport operations, attractions and a hotel.
The multi-storey complex will be encased in a distinctive glass and steel dome. It will also feature a waterfall as high as five storeys or 40m within a lush indoor garden. There will be an estimated 270 to 300 retail tenants.
It will connect the three existing terminals and Changi Airport MRT by foot, and add a passenger handling capacity of three million to Changi's current tally of 66 million per year.
There will be facilities dedicated to the fly-cruise and fly-coach passenger segments to make travel experiences smoother.
Terminal 1 will also be expanded to allow more space for the arrival hall, baggage claim areas and taxi bays.
Bottle Tree Park has re-opened as Orto, one of the largest privately-operated leisure parks in Singapore, covering 51,500 sqm of land in the Northern area of the island.
A treasured green lung bearing an interesting collection of tropical greenery, beds of colorful shrubs and boulders with a beautiful, scenic lake. ORTO introduces an eco-learning journey with a rich array of plants and trees. Embark on a learning escapade into nature and retreat into the fauna and flora experience with a botanical stroll.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, relax and unwind under the glorious sunshine and summer breeze. ORTO is easily accessible and conveniently located and extensive recreational and social-friendly activities in the park such as prawning, fishing and futsal makes it an ideal place for family and social gatherings. ORTO also features outdoor event venues such as The Lakehouse and The Promenade for school activities, family functions, wedding receptions, corporate events, product launches, and seminars.
The rustic yet elegant feel of the park presents a unique dining setting in this modern, urban city. Delight your senses with the serene ambience, delectable menus and gracious service in a medley of restaurants and cafes beside the lake. From scrumptious seafood to fusion cuisines, light bites or seated dining, ORTO has it all.