The Botanical Art Gallery is housed within Singapore Botanic Gardens' second refurbished conserved building, Gallop House No. 7 (Inverturret), which was built in 1906. The gallery highlights the vital role that art plays in the scientific documentation of plants in Singapore and the region, as well as how art can inspire renewed appreciation of the natural world around us. This will be Singapore’s first permanent display of botanical art, where visitors will be able to see a selection of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ collection that includes more than 2,000 botanical paintings, as well as hundreds of sketches, line drawings and photographs. The display will also showcase various art forms, from original watercolours and ink drawings to prints and printing blocks.
Some of the iconic artwork on display includes the oldest dated painting in the Gardens’ collection completed in 1890, of Phaius tankervilleae, an orchid which grows in freshwater swamp forests, as well as an illustration of Durio singaporensis, which is commonly known as the Singapore Durian.
Visitors will also be able to try their hand at the various techniques involved in botanical illustration, such as sketching, mixing colours, and composing scenes. The activity room also offers sweeping views of the forested areas surrounding the house.
The Botanical Art Gallery will also feature changing exhibitions that complement the Gardens’ permanent artwork collection. The first show, ‘Plants in Print’, will showcase a collection of rare books that records the development of early colonial botany in South and Southeast Asia. Local artists such as Shubigi Rao and Weixin Chong have also been commissioned to offer creative responses to these books and produce a series of contemporary artworks.
Gallop House No. 5 (Atbara) is Singapore’s oldest surviving colonial era or black-and-white bungalow. Built in 1898, it now houses the Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum, which showcases Singapore’s forest ecosystems, and highlights the importance of conserving them. Through a series of interpretive and interactive displays, visitors can enjoy a bird's eye view of Singapore’s diverse forests, and learn about the Gardens’ historical role in conserving them. Highlights include a photographic installation of forest trees, family-friendly displays and videos featuring three distinctive forest habitats found in Singapore, and their unique flora and fauna.
The Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum will also host the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Tropical Forest Ecology Research programme. This programme reprises a historical role for the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which dates back to the late 1800s. One of the Gardens’ early superintendents, Nathaniel Cantley, was tasked to survey the forests in the Straits Settlement in 1882. His report led to the demarcation of the first forest reserves in Singapore in 1884, in order to prevent the ecology and climate from further deteriorating.
Complementing the Forest Discovery Centre is the OCBC Arboretum, which is a first-of-its-kind high-tech arboretum in Southeast Asia. Opened in October 2019, the arboretum plays an important role in the Gardens’ conservation work, housing and displaying the Gardens’ growing collection of rare dipterocarps.
Persea brings fun back into better eating with their low-carb dishes that are rich in good fats and delectable flavours. Even their cocktails are zero-carbs!
Persea (pronounced per-say-ah) was born out of a desire to bring fun back into better eating. Their name stems from a genus of evergreen trees, with the most famous being the avocado. Just like the avocado, their low-carb dishes are vibrant, rich in good fats and delectable in flavours.
Their menu is low-carb and perfect for those more conscious about their diet. With small plates and mains, their dishes are great for sharing so you can let loose and enjoy!
Persea's first menu series features flavours from the Mediterranean with unique combinations of nuts, spices and oils. Using only the best quality ingredients, they invite you to join their journey of savory adventures to fulfil your tastebuds and wanderlust.
A new, modern European fine dining experience awaits.
Helmed by Chef Lewis Barker, the newly-opened Sommer celebrates the season's best produce from all over the world, crafted with ingenuity and a touch of indulgence.
Having honed his culinary experience for over a decade in some of the world's most renowned Michelin-starred restaurants, and inspired by travel and the vast selection of cuisines across the globe, Chef Lewis Barker brings his own creativity to Sommer with his menu designed to be enjoyed within the scenic surroundings of Marina Bay Singapore.
Managed by Camelot Pte Ltd, Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre is located in the heart of Lower Seletar Reservoir. Take a trip down and enjoy the calm and peaceful turqoise waters. Get in touch and connect with nature, spot some of the common wildlife inhabitants such as the White-bellied sea eagle, Peacock bass, Collared Kingfisher and Golden-Apple snails!
Embark on your water sports journey with them! Rent a kayak with them to explore the waters and spot the common wildlife here. If you have a dragonboat team, try out their latest SWIFT Racing IDBF dragonboat with your team today!
Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre is a perfect location to spend quality time with your friends, families and colleagues. Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre offers water enthusiasts a range of activities, from kayak hires to dragonboat training, our watersports centre has something for everyone!
Get in touch with their friendly sales person today for facilities rental or book your slots via their Picktime app!
Strategically located in one-north near Buona Vista MRT interchange, Rochester Commons will provide a one-campus opportunity with workspace, habitat, hangout and learning components all integrated in a single location.
Rochester Commons is anchored by a 17-storey Mixed-use Tower comprising a Shared Executive Learning Centre, a 135-room upscale Hotel, Office, a sky garden and an amenities deck. The myriad interweaving of learn-work-live-play spaces at Rochester Commons fosters a new kind of environment for knowledge seekers and providers to meet, bond, connect and socialise in a vibrant and immersive setting.
Located in the unique Rochester Park, the effective blending of Rochester Commons with the rustic environment and surrounding lush greenery is exemplified by a Knowledge Trail on an elevated deck. This seamlessly connects 12 heritage bungalows with the Tower, creating a central active spine of outdoor working spaces and meeting pods.
Shared Executive Learning Centre:
• 5,000 sqm located on Level 2 and 3 of the Tower
• Flexible and adaptable meeting spaces and shared training facilities
• Focused on leadership, innovation and energy for human performance
• Curated courses focused on immersive learning experience
Yolo is a wholesome healthy food concept making your favorite Asian food healthy. Their food items are scientifically curated by their accredited in-house nutritionist. The food you know & love, they make your favs healthier.
They brought science and transformed your favourite meals into wholesome, tasty, well-balanced treats and made them accessible to everyone.
Healthy eating shouldn’t be a compromise and expensive experience. Halal Certified, meant for everyone.
The Floral Atelier (TFA) unveiled their new store at luxury mall Paragon, three years after the brand first launched in Singapore. The Paragon outlet is the first of more to come as the floral company continues to expand beyond their eCommerce presence and their first atelier in Tiong Bahru.
Since its inception, TFA has sought to introduce a unique experience and aesthetic to the floral scene in Singapore – being the first to introduce products like Bloom Boxes to the market and placing an emphasis on packaging and gifting culture.
Their new Paragon flagship store, located at Unit #03-K1, features an exclusive in-store collection. These include a one-of-a-kind Luxe Marble collection and Signature Petite Bloom Box collection, specially curated for the well-heeled clientele on the go.
There is something new each week at The Floral Atelier Paragon flagship, with a specific colour theme every 7 days. Be romanced by flirty pinks one day, then captivated by passionate reds the following week.
Slow down and smell the roses, you never know what you are going to encounter at their new flagship store.
Wild Blooms is a refreshing floral-theme café situated at Upper Serangoon with a huge 4m-tall floral feature wall. Dine in this new secret garden with quality food and service, away from the bustling city.
Wild Blooms serve Western dishes with an Asian twist. Expect the prettiest dessert and unique mains. Do check out their flower tea jelly cakes too which are handcrafted with their in-house specialty of Osmanthus tea brew.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
A flagship landed development by CapitaLand, Victoria Park Villas is an exclusive and prestigious landed development in the prime District 10 offering 106 semi-detached houses and three distinctive bungalows.
Victoria Park Villas is designed by not just one, but three independent architects, led by master architect Mok Wei Wei from the renowned firm W Architects.
This unique arrangement ensures diversity as well as coherence in design, leading Victoria Park Villas a stunning, sophisticated appeal. Every detail is relentlessly pursued, combining liveability and luxury. This is where beauty. the greater promises of life - and you - can truly call home.
Sitting on a 403,000 square feet site at the junction of Coronation Road and Victoria Park Road, Victoria Park Villas' landed houses are perched on elevated land along Victoria Park Road within the Good Class Bungalow neighbourhood. To be completed in 2018, Victoria Park Villas presents a keenly awaited opportunity for homebuyers to own a brand new home in one of the most sought after addresses in Singapore.
Victoria Park Villas is about a 10-minute walk from Farrer Road and Tan Kah Kee MRT stations, surrounded by myriad dining, recreational and retail options in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, ION Orchard, Coronation Shopping Plaza, and Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is also a 10-minute drive to Singapore’s world-renowned Orchard Road shopping belt and the Central Financial District.
It is also surrounded by reputable schools including Nanyang Primary School, Raffles Girls Primary School, St Margaret’s Secondary School, Hwa Chong Institution, Anglo-Chinese School International, National Junior College and the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah Campus.
The Sentosa Gateway Tunnel will open on Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 10am. It is a one-way tunnel that connects outbound traffic from Sentosa Island directly to Keppel Road and Lower Delta Road.
The Tunnel will help to alleviate the current congestion experienced at the busy at-grade junctions at Sentosa Gateway, Telok Blangah Road, Kampong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road.
As the SGT is in close proximity to the North East Line MRT tunnels and the West Coast Highway viaduct foundations, it was constructed with a limited headroom of 3.5m. In view of the height constraints, only cars and motorcycles will be permitted to use the tunnel.
Buses, heavy and light goods vehicles such as pickups, vans and lorries etc. can continue using the at-grade roads towards Telok Blangah Road to reach their destinations.
The Warehouse Hotel’s flagship restaurant, Po, is a refined modern Singaporean concept presenting an array of local classics and elevated Singaporean staples by Chef-Partner Willin Low (founder of Wild Rocket, one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) and The Lo & Behold Group.
Po seeks to bridge the gap between our nation’s vibrant culinary heritage and rich collective memories of home cooked specialties. The beverage offering features a tightly curated selection of tipples which will bring to life the heritage of The Warehouse Hotel alongside premium craft Asian spirits and fine wines.
Fresh flower hand bouquet & table arrangement, silk flower hand bouquet & table arrangement, wedding floral arrangement, indoor plant & ornamental plant, airplant, terrarium, frozen flowers, terrarium workshop, gardening material and accessories
Pollen Scent is a one-stop florist/plant shop that sell many variety of potted plant such as herb, fruit tree, foliage plant and flowering plant. Pollen Scent also customize unique decorated plant with cactus, succulents, air plants and many other foliage plant suitable for terrarium.
Tempur, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of mattresses and pillows, is proud to officially unveil its new flagship store, Tempur Sleep Sanctuary. Dedicated to providing a complete Tempur experience, this Scandinavian bedroom wonderland is where one's best night's sleep starts.
The 1,500 square feet flagship store houses the most extensive range of Tempur products in Singapore, including a Pillow Bar. Drawing inspiration from its Danish heritage, the store exemplifies the contemporary Scandinavian style with clean lines in a neutral palette of earthy brown, elegant white and a modern grey. Accented with soft and warm lighting, rustic wooden flooring, the intimate space is truly a relaxing sanctuary where one embarks on a journey to find their best night’s rest.
Incorporating modern technology into the Pillow Bar, the first of its kind in Singapore, the tablets provided are set up with a specific software that helps customers to identify the best pillow for their sleeping style, an essential item for creating a bedroom wonderland. With both ergonomic and comfort series' pillows available, the sleek Pillow Bar takes sleep luxury to a new level.
Simply Flowers has been an added bliss to weddings for many couples scouting for wedding floral needs. Their team is always creative & concerned about beautiful details, thus they always receive compliments from their happily married couples.
Besides specialising in wedding floral needs, they are also strong in their daily floral arrangements, ranging from their hand posies, table posies, baby showers, gifts to even fruit baskets and floral stands.
Space & Light Yoga is conveniently located in R-evolution, a functional fitness centre at the VivoCity Skypark. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbour, their studio provides a stunning view of Sentosa Island, and an inviting, light-filled space for your yoga practice.
Their experienced, highly-trained teachers instruct with precise attention to proper body alignment, allowing you to deepen your practice while minimising pain and injury.
Sweat it out with their hot classes in special infrared heated rooms to help you flush out toxins, burn calories and de-stress. Infrared heat also stimulates a deeper more satisfying sweat that revitalises rather than depletes.
With 3 large studios, they offer a variety of Regular, Hot, Private, Prenatal & Therapeutic classes to energise, challenge and uplift you. They also run workshops and a structured Teacher Training programme to deepen your practice and knowledge.
Mats are provided and their spacious changing rooms are fully-equipped with towels, lockers and shower amenities.
Recharge at the Juice bar & café after class with freshly blended juices and a tasty, healthy menu.
Founded in 2001, Flower Matters begs to differ themselves from others through their creative usage of exotic flowers from all over the world, from Holland to New Zealand to South Africa.
Dedicated and creative, their team takes pride in creating beautiful, contemporary floral designs for their valued customers. They believe that flowers do not hold a special meaning only on specific occasions, but these wonders of nature can mean so much even on an ordinary day.
Llaollao is Frozen Yogurt. As it’s natural, it’s one of the healthiest and most recommended products in the world, thanks to the goodness in it and its high nutritional value.
It is made from skimmed milk at the moment of serving and combined with the finest toppings (from freshly-chopped seasonal fruits to cereals, fun crunchy toppings and delicious sauces), making it even more delicious and healthy.
Their natural yoghurt has very low-fat content and contain high source of calcium. Being a probiotic food, it regulates the digestive system and strengthens the immunological system.
Llaollao is the fastest-growing European Brand in the frozen yoghurt market already has 135 outlets in more than 120 countries.
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).
Inspired by the craft beer and fresh seafood culture of San Diego, Draft & Craft is a unique restaurant-bar concept that serves authentic Southern Californian comfort food and specializes in craft beer, unique cocktails and artisanal cheeses.
Draft & Craft was conceptualized and founded by a couple that moved here from San Diego, who wanted to bring the freshness and easiness of Baja-influenced So-Cal dining to Singapore. The essence of So-Cal dining is fresh ingredients and is usually accompanied with a craft beer or cocktail in a casual, breezy setting. “Draft” refers to the draft gourmet beers on tap, and “Craft” refers to the craft food, cocktails and artisanal cheeses offered.
Draft & Craft serves up “Baja-style” Mexican food, which is a popular staple in Southern California because of its emphasis on fresh produce and seafood with it being typically lighter on the stomach when compared to traditional Mexican fare. Their food is mostly made from scratch, with a few components carefully sourced and selected by their chef. Highlights of the menu include epicurean versions of grilled cheese sandwiches and tacos such as the Baja Fish which consists of beer-battered and fried fish fillet, pico de gallo, fresh shredded cabbage and homemade white sauce enveloped in a warm and soft flour tortilla. In addition, Draft & Craft hopes to introduce the concept of beer and cheese pairings. The effervescence and varying flavors of different beers serves to complement a wide selection of cheeses as they bring out the subtle notes in one another. The gourmet cheese-tasting platter, as well as individual cheese wedges offered on the menu as supplemental beer pairings, were handpicked by their cheese consultant, who owns several cheese bars in Portland, Oregon.
Driven by his passion in craft beer, their beers are lovingly curated by the owner who is a beer connoisseur and home-brewer himself. Some of the offerings on tap include Stone IPA, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Prairie Saison, and Anderson Valley Summer Solstice. The bottled beer list is constantly expanding and includes a good selection of IPAs, Trappist ales, stouts, porters and ciders.
For wine lovers, they have a selection of white and red wines carefully selected from a small and vibrant wine supplier. The wines offered are made from carefully tended vines, with minimal intervention in the cellar that is looked after by dedicated wine growers. The results are apparent- balanced, delicious and interesting wines which pair well with food. Cocktail drinkers can also choose from the craft cocktail menu that was specially concocted by the owner. The menu places a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients, such as “A Summer’s Day” which consists of champagne, elderflower liquor, and fresh cucumber honey water made from scratch daily.
Housed in a 1,000 square foot venue on the bustling Circular Road, in the heart of the Central Business District, Draft & Craft boasts an intimate setting with a capacity of 80 beer-loving patrons. Over at Draft & Craft, they hold the belief that the devil is in the details and they spare no effort in creating a great experience for you.
Density brings to you the first-ever frozen custard store in Singapore - for a super-premium ice cream experience.
Sporting an industrial-chic look with grey cement flooring and walls, lowly hung light bulbs and refurbished metal furniture from a vintage store, Density's interior décor draws its inspiration from the industrial look of the Chicago 1933 World's Fair, which introduced frozen custard to the greater public.
Frozen Custard contains only half the amount of sugar of a regular frozen yogurt. Because of its low overrun and high butterfat content, there is less need for sugar. This makes them a healthier dessert choice, as frozen custards are lower in calories and sugar and uses natural ingredients such as milk and egg yolks.
Floral Obsession's designer Chris Teo would have you believe flowers speak louder than words. Step into his atelier and you'd be inclined to agree.
Made to order artisanal handheld bouquets and lavish centrepieces to arrangements bordering on the sculptural, every creation is unique, speaking volumes about the individuality of the patron as well as the artistry of the designer.
No brochures. No catalogues. Arrangements are all uniquely and individually designed.
Spanning 1,000 sq ft, the store showcases apparel for both men and women.
Summer 2015 reflects 1990s girl power, exuding a self-confident style while remaining sensual and chic for a contemporary, fresh, energetic and strong look. The collection has something for everyone, helping each woman find her own fashion personality and develop her own unique style. Summer 2015 is all about extreme volume contrasts. Low-wasted XXL pants are in and can be worn with a cropped t-shirt with oversized armholes or a fitted tank top for added effect.
The 2015 man is rock, sophisticated and more fashionable than ever, breaking fashion codes without a second thought. Traditional men’s style comes together with contemporary pieces to create a resolutely modern look. The 2015 look is uncoordinated and mismatched, a delightful collection of unlikely pairings. The 90s are well and truly back with an exhaustive collection of short and long-sleeved linen, chambray, voile and denim shirts, with indigo making a come-back for the full 90s look.
Thomas Sabo is one of the globally-leading jewellery, watches and beauty companies, designing, selling and distributing lifestyle products for women and men. The brand stands for extraordinary design and versatility and comprises six different lines: Rebel at heart, Glam & Soul, Karma Beads, Charm Club, Watches,Beauty.
All jewellery lines can be harmoniously combined with each other and offer you the most diverse mix-and-max options in terms of material, design and colours.
The brand only uses high-end materials such as 925 Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and rose gold plating as well as zirconia in its jewellery designs and stainless steel and ceramic for its watches.
Think local, go global - Taking over the space formerly occupied by Scoop, TAPOW is a bar and street food joint under the care of Singapore's award winning bartender Zac Mirza from Bartistry.
A much cozier vibe with low-lying couches and a lived-in living room look. Expect reinterpreted local flavors like beef rendang burgers, tau pok (tofu stuffed with cucumber and bean sprouts in peanut sauce) and tiffins of ayam penyet, spring rolls and buffalo wings.
Drinks are equally Singlish so don't be surprised to find ingredients like kaffir lime. Each Friday, the crew of Kilowatt Soundsystem also comes to lay down some catchy beats, Ann Siang Hill style.