The prettiest, most "instagrammable" soft serve, Aqua S from Sydney Australia has decided to grace Singapore with their presence. Most famously known for their aqua blue soft serve surrounded by a cloud of fluffy cotton candy, Aqua S' first outlet in Singapore will be opening on 11 September in Orchard Xchange.
The aqua blue soft serve is in sea salt flavour and is a permanent one. Their other ice cream flavours rotate every two weeks.
The new Tuas Bus Terminal, located along Tuas West Drive is integrated with Tuas MRT Depot, sitting atop the depot building for more productive use of land, and has access ramps for buses leading to Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4.
This new terminal is part of LTA’s ongoing efforts to upgrade our bus infrastructure to better serve the needs of commuters. These efforts include constructing new bus interchanges, upgrading existing ones, as well as refurbishing the facilities at older interchanges.
The new Tuas Bus Terminal is equipped with two alighting berths, and one bus-stop style boarding berth to accommodate boarding and alighting activities. It features a priority queue zone and barrier-free toilets to better cater to the needs of the elderly and less mobile. There will also be enhanced facilities for bus captains and staff, including dedicated staff toilets and a staff lounge.
All four bus services currently operating from the existing Tuas Bus Terminal, i.e. Services 192, 193, 247, and 248, will operate from the new Tuas Bus Terminal. With the new terminal, these four bus services will no longer call at Bus Stop 25411 along Tuas West Drive.
Canberra Station is a new MRT stop on the North-South Line. The North-South Line is Singapore’s first MRT line – parts of it were open in 1987 – but a new Canberra Station will be added to it in 2019.
As the elevated station is being “tagged” onto an existing line, construction will be challenging as the planners have to be mindful of working hours and work spaces.
When the new station opens in 2019, residents in the vicinity will have a direct connection to the MRT network, without the need to take a bus. Commuters travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East will save up to 10 minutes of travelling time.
To better facilitate commuter movement and enhance accessibility, Canberra station is designed with five entrances, with one connected to the new housing estates across Canberra Link. An elevated link bridge to be built across Canberra Link will enable commuters to directly access the city-bound train platform. The new station will also have covered linkways to bus stops, pick-up and drop-off points as well as bicycle parks.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first three civil contracts for Circle Line 6 (CCL6) totalling S$1.75 billion. Works on these three contracts are expected to commence by the end of 2017 and complete by 2025.
The 4-kilometre CCL6 will have three stations, and will close the loop for the Circle Line (CCL) by connecting HarbourFront Station to Marina Bay Station. When the CCL6 stations of Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward are completed in 2025, the CCL will have a total of 33 stations, including 12 interchange stations with other MRT lines. It will also expand the rail network to areas such as Spottiswoode and the southern edge of our existing CBD.
With CCL6, commuters will enjoy a direct route between areas in the west like Pasir Panjang and Kent Ridge and key employment areas in the Central Business District, as well as upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area. Commuters travelling from areas like Paya Lebar and Mountbatten will also enjoy faster access to the retail and office centres in the HarbourFront area.
As an orbital line, CCL enhances overall connectivity and capacity, and strengthens the resilience of the MRT network by connecting the existing radial lines and creating multiple routes between stations. For example, a commuter travelling from Jurong East to Marina Bay will have the alternate option of transferring to the Circle Line at Buona Vista Station.
To cater to future needs, Kim Chuan Depot will be expanded to almost double its capacity from 70 to 133 trains. The integrated depot will also house 550 buses, which will allow us to optimise land use. The expansion of the depot will be completed at about the same time as CCL6 in 2025.
In addition to greater convenience for commuters with seamless transfers between the new air-conditioned bus interchange and the Bukit Panjang MRT and LRT stations, commuters using the new Bukit Panjang ITH can expect new features to enhance their overall journey experience. The new ITH will also feature several technological innovations to improve workplace safety, for example, a traffic management system to detect and increase bus captains’ visual awareness of bus movements within the bus parking area.
The Bukit Panjang ITH is the first integrated transport hub operated by SMRT Buses, who has invested significantly to ensure a positive travelling experience for commuters using the new ITH.
The Bukit Panjang ITH will take on a different look and feel, with its design and function planned around three key themes: Commuter Centricity, Workforce Oriented and Community Bonding. Please refer to the Annex for a summary of new features at Bukit Panjang ITH.
One of the few features unique to this hub is that commuters can soon borrow items such as portable USB charger, shopping trolley and an umbrella when they travel through the Bukit Panjang ITH. To borrow the items, commuters need to go to the WeCare Shop located near the bus interchange at the ground level of the connected Hillion Mall, also to provide an identity card (to be scanned) and a contact number. They may keep the items for up to three days, after which SMRT employees will contact them to return the things.
The Bukit Panjang ITH is fully equipped with barrier-free facilities which makes it convenient to take public transport, especially for commuters with mobility issues as well as commuters travelling with young children and prams. For example, graduated kerb edges are installed at all boarding berths to facilitate boarding and alighting of buses by passengers in wheelchairs. Bus berths and lifts have also been braille-equipped for the visually impaired.
Priority queues and accompanying seats will also be demarcated for seniors, less mobile and expectant mothers to rest and wait at, so that they can be accorded priority boarding for their buses.
All new and upcoming ITHs and Bus Interchanges developed from 2014 are also designed with standalone nursing rooms which comes with diaper changing amenities and a wash basin.
The Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) will open on 21 October 2017, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore, surpassing the 35.7km Circle Line (CCL). The completed DTL which will be 42km long will facilitate direct travel from the north-western and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay areas, providing greater connectivity to residential, industrial and lifestyle enclaves.
DTL1 with six stations from Chinatown to Bugis opened on 22 December 2013 and DTL2 with 12 stations from Bukit Panjang to Rochor opened on 27 December 2015. The DTL3 Extension from Expo to Sungei Bedok, an additional 2.2km, will open in 2024.
The 21-kilometre long DTL3 comprises 16 stations and is the longest stretch of the Downtown Line to be opened. DTL3 includes three interchange stations at MacPherson, Tampines, and Expo. The MacPherson interchange station links DTL3 to the CCL, while the latter two stations connect the line to the East-West Line (EWL), providing commuters greater accessibility to the rest of the island and significantly shortening their travelling time. There are eight Civil Defence shelters on DTL3, namely Geylang Bahru, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Upper Changi and Expo.
The first 10 stations from Fort Canning to Bedok North have achieved their Temporary Occupation Permit status while final fitting out works are currently in progress at the last six stations.
Following JR Vending's well-received Chef-In-Box VendCafe pilot project (jointly facilitated by Spring Singapore and the Housing Board) at Anchovale Drive, you can now find their new branch at Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
VendCafe's concept is about a cluster of vending machines which dispense hot meals around the clock.
A 3rd VendCafe will follow very soon this month and it is located at Lakeside MRT station. Both the Ang Mo Kio and Lakeside VendCafes will open from 7am to 11pm daily.
Ang Mo Kio MRT station's VendCafe has over 90 food and beverage options for any hungry or curious people. The ready-to-be-dispensed meals are cooked and packaged daily at a central kitchen, and will be replenished twice a day by an on-site staff member.
4 MRT stations on Tuas West Extension will open on 18 June 2017, cutting down some commuters' journeys by up to 35 minutes.
The four above-ground stations which are beyond the current Joo Koon station are Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link. They are part of the new 7.5km Tuas West Extension, which is expected to serve 100,000 commuters daily, in particular the many workers in the Jurong and Tuas industrial estates, who will see their journeys shortened.
For as an example; a journey from Ang Mo Kio to Tuas West can be cut by about 35 minutes from about 100 minutes currently, to 65 minutes with the new extension
The Tuas West Extension project also includes the construction of the Tuas viaduct, which opened on Feb 18, and a 26ha integrated depot.
There will be a preview of the extension at an open house on 16 June. All four stations will be opened to the public from noon to 8pm.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract to Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte. Ltd. to build a new platform at Tanah Merah Station and viaducts for a contract sum of approximately S$325 million. This project is targeted to complete in 2024. Together with the construction of a new platform, existing East-West Line MRT tracks will also be extended to connect to the new four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot at Changi. This four-in-one depot will house trains from the East-West, Downtown and Thomson-East Coast Lines, as well as buses.
The two middle tracks at Tanah Merah interchange station will be used for trains travelling both bounds between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport stations. With an additional platform, there will be one pair of dedicated tracks for East-West Line and Changi Airport Line respectively, allowing trains of the Changi Airport Line to arrive and depart at Tanah Merah station at shorter intervals as compared to today, thus enabling faster travel to Expo and Changi Airport.
Atmastel is a fast-casual F&B lifestyle concept that wants you to re-discover and fall in love with Mediterranean cuisine all over again. Focusing on subtle, pure and piquant flavours all coaxed from fresh, quality produce; the kitchen is helmed by head chef, Chef Andrea Tarini, with a Two-Michelin-starred background.
Atmastel features an open kitchen, pizza bakery, a crudo (deli) bar with a gourmet produce and wine retail area.
Located on top of the Farrer Park MRT Station, Park Hotel Farrer Park is Park Hotel Group's fifth property in Singapore.
The hotel is located in the vibrant shopping and entertainment district of Little India with the famous 24-hour Mustafa Centre, Tekka Centre, and The Verge, all located within walking distance. For convenience, the new hotel will also be connected through an underground pedestrian walkway to City Square Mall, Singapore’s first eco-mall.
Thomson Impressions is a residential development developed by Nanshan Group located in the junction of Sin Ming Avenue and Lorong Puntong. With expected completion in mid 2018, it comprises of 2 towers with 288 units and stands 19 storeys tall. It is approximately 500m away from the upcoming Bright Hill MRT Station. It is also well-connected by major expressways such as Central Expressway (CTE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE). Driving to Orchard Shopping Belt will take approximately 10 minutes and 15 minutes’ drive away from the Central Business District (CBD).
The development, off Upper Thomson road, takes on the characteristics of the surrounding environment - the lush greenery, park and reservoir. Similarly the development landscape is designed to reflect on these characteristics and giving a good impression of bringing the lush greenery into the development as well. In addition, being located just off Upper Thomson road, it is a mark of distinction indicating a high standard of housing, surrounded by existing luxurious homes. It is near the shopping malls, like Bishan North Shopping Mall, Thomson Plaza and Junction 8 Mall. It is also not far from several schools such as CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls’ School, Ai Tong School, Ang Mo Kio Primary & Secondary School, Mayflower Primary & Secondary School and Peirce Secondary School.
The Glades located in the junction of New Upper Changi Road and Bedok Road, next to Stratford Court. The Glades‘s total site area of approximately 31,881.6 square metres will comprises of an estimation of 726 residential units upon completion. The unit configuration available will be ranging from 1 to 4 bedroom units and penthouses. The sizes for these residential units are between 453 square feet for a 1 bedroom unit up to 2595 square feet for a penthouse unit.
Sheltered walkway direct from The Glades to Tanah Merah Train Station which operates on the East West Line. It is about 4 train stations away from Paya lebar Interchange where transit to the Circle Line is possible. This makes it easy for The Glades’ future residents to commute at ease to various parts of the island. For its future residents whom drive, The Glades is approximately 13 minutes’ drive away from the Shenton Way and 14 minutes’ drive away from the Orchard Shopping Belt. The Glades is also well connected to major roads such as New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Road and Xilin Avenue and also Expressway such as the ECP and PIE making driving to downtown Singapore or parts of the island a breeze.
Established premises such as Changi Business Park, and Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre will provide solutions for your business needs. Your child can benefit from a range of reputable, neighbouring schools that offer quality learning experiences. It is surrounded by education institutes such as Anglican High School, Temasek Junior College and the up and coming SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design).
V on Shenton is an upcoming mixed condo development project, located close to the Shenton way, in the core area of Singapore. The condo sits right next to the central business district of city and close to the UIC building.
The V on Shenton comprises of 3 bedrooms units to penthouses and studio units. The penthouse unit has a size range from 441 sqft. to 7255 sqft. There are also some other developments close to the V on Shenton including the Marine One Residence, Marian Bay residence, The clift, Icon One Shenton, 76 Shenton, Lumiere and Clermont etc.
Live in V on Shenton if you want to get a living space where you can get an easy access to various amenities like dining, entertainment, leisure facilities and shopping options just within a short reach. The 2 level of trade that is present at the pedestal will offer a channel of convenience to its residents, in getting the daily amenities.
After a month long closure, The BetterField at Waterloo Street has re-opened at The Treasury, just a five-minute walk from City Hall MRT station.
The sprawling compound is five times bigger than its previous location, making it the perfect place to accommodate large group gatherings. It's also good for couples looking for an affordable date night over quality eats. The menu has also been updated with new dishes, but rest assured, the old favourites are still around.
Robin Residences is a freehold condominium strategically located on Bukit Timah in District 10. There are only 134 exclusive and luxurious units in this development ranging from 1 bedroom to penthouse. It sits on a combination of three former developments namely One Robin Drive, Robin Court and Robin Star.
When you arrive at 7 Robin Drive, Robin Residences, you will immediately be enticed by the sleek and modern avant-garde architecture. Units are efficiently-spaced and the interior comes with high quality branded fittings. Step into the luxurious embrace of Robin Residences, a Low-Rise, Low-Density develoment in an upscale residential enclave.
Serve by Downtown line & Thomson line, Robin Residences is just minutes walk or about 250 metres to the upcoming Stevens MRT station which will be completed in 2016.
Driving to Orchard Road, Singapore's premier Shopping belt, is just minutes away. There are many prestigious private clubs nearby too namely: Premier Club, The Pines Club, the Raffles Town Club, the Hollandse Club, Royal Tanglin Golf Course and just a little further, Singapore Island Country Club.
For residents with children, it is within 1 kilometre from reputable schools such as Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. There are many International schools within reach like St. Joseph’s Institute International, San Yu Adventist School, Chinese International School and ISS International School (Preston Campus).
To commute to other parts of Singapore, PIE and other highways are just minutes away from Robin Residences.
The Tembusu presents the lastest condominium at tampines road Singapore. From being close to one of the major business hubs in Singapore, to the many weekend chill-out venues and amenities, The Tembusu is close to where you Work, Learn, Shop & Play.
The Tembusu is not just about preserving its past. It’s also very much about preserving the future.
This new property is situated along Tampines Road, near Kovan MRT and offers units ranging from 1Bed to 4Bed with Penthouses and Attic options.
Standing at a stunning height of 40-storey tall, the prestigious new launch condo, Alex Residences is one of the remarkable collections developed by established developer, Singland Homes (Alexandra) Pte Ltd.
Housing 429 tastefully designed units, the luxurious Alex Residences has multi levels of sky terraces offering its residents a spectacular view of the city skyline.
Strategically situated in Central District 3, Alex Residences is merely few minutes walk away from Redhill MRT station and only few stations or even short drive away from the vibrant Orchard district and the Central Business District.
The project is also just a stone throw away from reputable schools and amenities nearby.
Get ready to hop on the Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) to enjoy the sights and festivities in town later this year, because DTL2 opens In December 2015!
That’s right, the 16.6km long DTL2, with 1 depot and 12 stations, including 4 interchanges stations at Little India, Newton, Botanic Gardens and Bukit Panjang will give commuters even greater accessibility to the rest of Singapore, improving travel times.
DTL2 runs along the Bukit Timah corridor, and will breathe new life into schools along Bukit Timah and businesses at malls like Coronation Plaza, Railway Mall and Bukit Panjang Plaza. Eateries along Sixth Avenue and Beauty World Centre will also become more accessible.
With DTL2 ready ahead of the earlier announced 1Q2016 timeframe, it also means delay caused by the insolvency of Alpine Bau, the main contractor responsible for 3 stations, has been completely recovered.
Clermont Singapore is situated in the country’s latest landmark development, which will include Singapore’s tallest building, standing at 290m.
Located in the Central Business District, the hotel will sit above the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, and is part of a large-scale integrated development designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill. The hotel is an emblem of Singapore’s global confidence as a cultural and trading centre. It attracts world leaders and business travellers to this dynamic district with its contemporary design and cutting-edge business technology.
Katong Square will open end 2015 with 600 hotel rooms, 300 carpark lots and more than 20 food and beverage concepts in the heart of Katong.
Spread out over two storeys, there will be more than 20 food and beverage outlets, as well as food-themed businesses, which could include a gourmet grocer or cooking accessories store. It is still in construction phase, though plans for the mall's concept were released today. The mall is next to Marine Parade MRT station, which is slated to open in 2023.
The hotel is the perfect hotel for affordable comfortable stays in central Singapore. Minutes from Outram MRT station, the hotel is excellently positioned where the charms of history meet the excitement and comforts of modernity.
Enjoy a unique experience of dwelling in a pre-war heritage shophouse – complete with beautiful full-length shuttered windows and quaint private balconies. Four different room types are available to suit your group-size, itinerary and budget.
You can't miss this quaint little cafe along Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. You will be greeted with a splash of colour and its vintage decor. After all, Le Halo is not just an all-day breakfast cafe, it is also a vintage shop. In collaboration with Chair-ish The Moments, an online vintage shop that has a small retail space with some of their products beautifully merged together in the café.
The Chinese zodiac animal drawings on the wall are designed by Joseph Wong, a senior manger of a foreign Bank, specially commissioned and shaped like toast in line with the cafe's logo and face left or right in line with feng shui configurations. Its owner Elia Lim is a new kid in the business as well. Everything about the cafe mirrors her own life - bubbly, bright, honest and all heart. She takes the name "Le" from the Chinese character "kuai le" meaning happy. And "halo"? Well, she hopes you taste a bit of heaven in her food creations. It may be a 9-minute walk from Tiong Bahru MRT station but the walk will be worth it.
The Piggy Stew is Le Halo's best selling item so far. Slow cooked to full flavour with generous chunks of pork, it is served with fingers of crispy buttered toast, making them the perfect companion for this dish.