Launched in September by local veteran educators Jayne Nadarajoo and Ganesh Kanapathy, the GUILD International College provides further education for differently-abled students to learn and thrive in a non-academic environment. Flourish Bakehouse will be the first of many opportunities the college aims to provide its students for them to be able to receive on the job style training and gain real life work experience.
Students of The GUILD International College will be guided by their designated Job Coach who educates the students on communication skills with hands-on pre-vocational training in the areas of job readiness, food service, retail, grocery industry and clerical.
Founding Director of The GUILD, Jayne Nadarajoo remarked, “We are most happy to have Flourish Bakehouse at our college as they are advocates for inclusion. Together, we work towards creating opportunities for students to gain real work experiences at the college to help increase their chances of employability after graduation.”
While the training at Flourish Bakehouse will allow students to acquire hands-on experience to practice work skills and operational activities. The GUILD International College will also work towards helping their students to attain the Work Right Certificate accredited by ASDAN UK to show future employers that they possess the relevant skills to work for them.
Open 7-days a week, Flourish Bakehouse offers dine in and take-away options. The dog, child and family-friendly establishment has a wide selection of pastries including Raspberry & Pistachio Friand, Coffee & Cardamon Walnut Cake, and gluten-free Lemon Polenta Cake.
Families wishing to book weekend activities can contact Shobana at The GUILD International College via email at email@example.com
A bigger, better Choa Chu Kang Public Library has reopened to the public at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, offering many features seen for the first time in a public library in Singapore. From extended hours to a Community Wall, Nature Walls, Indoor Garden, and Hydroponics Showcase, the revamped library boasts several new elements that celebrate nature in everyday life. Themed (Re)Connect with Nature, the library melds design with tech, creating an experiential communal space that promotes environmental awareness and interest in sustainable living.
Choa Chu Kang Public Library is one of the next-generation libraries being launched in conjunction with LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025). The blueprint outlines the National Library Board’s (NLB) evolving roles and priorities for the next five years in response to changing needs of the community. To help the community learn and pick up new skills, NLB will develop a Learning Marketplace, an omni-channel platform of physical and digital hubs and nodes. Choa Chu Kang Public Library forms part of this network and features curated spaces, collections, and programmes to inculcate an interest in nature, biodiversity, and sustainability.
The new library is now spread over two floors instead of one. It has expanded its total floor area from 2,320 sq m to 3,000 sq m with an additional floor on level 5 in Lot One Shoppers’ Mall. Level 4 caters to adults, teens, and older children (7-12 years), while level 5 caters to parents and young children (0-6 years). Patrons who step into the library on level 4 will come through a 24/7 lobby, with a display of library-related information such as book recommendations, visitorship, and loan trends. Level 5 features the first Indoor Garden in a public library, reflecting the farming heritage and community gardening culture of Choa Chu Kang, and provides a natural and peaceful space for patrons to read.
Click here to read more about the many uniqueness of this newly-reopened library.
Middleton International School (MIS) is opening a third campus MIS West Coast in February 2022 to offer more families access to high-quality international education without breaking the bank.
Part of the EtonHouse International Education Group, Middleton started its first campus in Upper Bukit Timah in 2017 in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools among expatriate parents. In May 2018, it opened its second campus in Tampines to offer a through train pathway for families from early years to high school. Both campuses soon reached full capacity and currently have a waitlist at most levels. The Middleton brand has also expanded into Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
The third campus, Middleton West Coast, is conveniently located next to Haw Par Villa MRT station. Occupying three levels at 20 Harbour Drive, this new campus has a capacity of more than 500 students, catering to learners from Nursery 2 to Grade 5 (3 to 11 years). Fees are below $20,000 a year, excluding GST, which is far lesser than the S$2,500 average monthly fee at international schools in Singapore.
We’ve got a new coastal arboretum at Pulau Ubin! The Coastal Arboretum @ Pulau Ubin houses about 500 trees from over 70 native coastal species and acts as a nursery for these plant species that will be re-introduced later to Pulau Ubin’s coasts as part of habitat enhancement efforts.
The coastal arboretum will also complement the existing mangrove arboretum at Ubin Living Lab, and serve as a resource for students and researchers studying Pulau Ubin’s rich and varied biodiversity.
Foreword Coffee Roasters serves specialty coffee from Asia, while training and hiring persons with disabilities and special needs in their coffee kiosks. Their newest branch is located at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore (NUS).
The new café is furnished with several upcycled furniture made of milk bottles and caps as a result of Foreword's efforts alongside sustainability partners with different expertise that turn waste into gems.
Please note that Foreword @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is not open to members of public at the moment.
The National Environment Agency’s Inland Ash Scattering Garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex – Garden of Peace @ CCK – will be operational from 17 May 2021, providing Singaporeans with an additional option for the management of cremated human remains in Singapore. This was developed following the conclusion of a series of engagements conducted in February 2021 with religious groups, the funerary industry, and other stakeholder groups.
The ash scattering garden at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex adopts an open garden concept, with designated lanes for walkways and ash scattering. It is a secular facility open to all religious faiths, and has the following features:
The ash scattering garden at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex adopts an open garden concept, with designated lanes for walkways and ash scattering. It is a secular facility open to all religious faiths, and has the following features:
Boundary shrubs and vegetation have been planted to clearly demarcate the garden boundary and provide sufficient privacy
Landscaping and greenery have been used to create a peaceful, serene garden setting, to provide a dignified and respectful environment for ash scattering
Ash scattering lanes are separated and have been designed intentionally to accord families with privacy
Ash scattering lanes have been designed to allow ashes to naturally percolate into the soil underneath
User-friendly features, such as wheelchair access and seating areas, are provided for families to gather, view, and participate in the ash scattering process
To maintain a clean and serene environment and the secular nature of the garden,religious ceremonies or rites, such as the burning of joss sticks, food offerings, playing of instruments or music, will not be permitted within the garden
Visitors or next-of-kin can utilise the prayer facility near the North Gate at the Garden of Peace, to conduct any simple rites.
A fee of $320 (including GST) will be introduced for the scattering of ashes. Interested applicants who wish to apply for inland ash scattering may do so via NEA’s online ePortal, at www.eportal.nea.gov.sg.
Maison Marie at The Rail Mall is a unique one of its kind fresh market and bistro that specialises in bringing the authentic flavours of Europe to the epicurists of Singapore.
Go check out their fresh food market. Produce, meat and fish imported directly from the Rungis International Market in France. Maison Marie also carries Greek pantry ingredients and cheeses from Greece!
The brand new all-day dining restaurant Peppermint (formerly known as AquaMarine) welcomes you into nature's embrace with sights of greenery at every turn, and a healthful farm-to-table cuisine that offers the best flavours from around the world right to your plate.
The new all-you-can-eat concept provides a wide variety of wholesome Asian and International favourites, freshly prepared at the opened display kitchen and served to your table. With a renewed focus on conscious eating, Peppermint’s new menus include plant-based options and the use of sustainably- and locally-sourced ingredients.
Step out to the terrace and discover their very own urban farm, where herbs, edible flowers and vegetables are grown and used as garnishes, aromatics and ingredients for food as well as drinks like tea and infused water. Dine in a garden setting and savour the natural flavours of their fresh harvest.
Connect@Changi is a pilot purpose-built facility designed for Singapore and international travellers to conduct business meetings and engagements in a safe and contained environment. It is developed by a Singapore consortium, led by Temasek, and includes The Ascott Limited, Changi Airport Group, Sheares Healthcare Group, SingEx Group and Surbana Jurong.
Connect@Changi is strategically located in Singapore Expo that serves as a hub for both accommodation and business. Package includes 4-star accomodation, dedicated schedules for swab test and access to facilities for your business needs.
The facility will offer an integrated 'test-stay-work-meet’ experience, complementing Singapore’s SafeTravel programme to accelerate the resumption of regional and international business activities.
Offering a varied choice of functional spaces for meetings of between 4 to 22 persons, Connect@Changi meeting rooms have everything a guest needs to host a safe and seamless meeting with business partners. Each room is fully equipped with high-speed internet access, audio-visual equipment and outfitted with an air-tight glass panel for complete segregation, even while meeting each other face-to-face.
Guests are welcome to unwind and relax with a calming view of the indoor courtyards. Alternatively, book a session to the GymPods via the mobile app to work out a sweat.
Gemma Steakhouse at National Gallery is the latest concept of celebrated Italian Chef-Owner Beppe De Vito of The ilLido Group, a collection of unique Italian dining concepts including the 1-Michelin-star Braci, award-winning Art Restaurant and many more.
Inspired by the best of Mediterranean summertime steakhouses - where everyone gathers to revel in the happiness of the season in high spirits, Gemma Steakhouse is a vibrant celebration of everyday occasions and life’s greatest pleasures through food and drinks.
The 68-seater restaurant is an upscale social dining destination with a vibe-driven focus that’s redefining fine dining with its contemporary Italian food and beverage program, old-world charms and a trendy, festive atmosphere. The jewel of the kitchen is the trademark Josper oven, where hunks of Tuscan-style bistecca Fiorentina are seared in front of the guests, while an in-house curing room within Gemma Steakhouse presents a modern side of “fish carvery”.
Spanning over an estimated 650 square meters, the Forest Playground, when completed, promises to bring play and fun to a different level. The playground will include numerous innovative structures for both dry and wet play, suited for children ages 3 to 12.
All the playground equipment is manufactured and designed in Europe to the highest safety and quality standards. The structures offer varying degrees of challenges and stimulation for play, thereby promoting child development in terms of their creativity, physical and social development. The playground will be installed with EPDM safety rubber flooring.
Chatsworth continuously strives to provide a welcoming and safe environment where their students can develop and grow holistically.
North London Collegiate School combines an ambitious academic education with pastoral care that genuinely values each individual and a range of extra-curricular activities that caters to every possible interest and talent. For families who aspire to world-class universities for their children, they bring a unique educational offering to Singapore.
To provide an ambitious education for all their students, North London Collegiate School work with professional teachers who are genuine experts in their subject. They empower teachers to inspire a love for their subject. They will deliver a broad, flexible curriculum which goes beyond exam requirements. All staff are also expected to participate in the vibrant extra-curricular life of the school to further inspire curiosity and enthusiasm outside of the classroom.
Dr. Kevin Chua is a respected leader in his field and trusted family physician accredited by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a graduate Diploma in Family Medicine. Founded together with his wife, Dr. Iroshini Chua, Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics has won several awards for his medical practice and patient service care over the last decade.
Aside from his general practice, Kevin is well known for his craft and expertise in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical facial treatments like pigment laser tattoo removals, and skin tightening treatments as certified by the Aesthetic Dermatology Educational Group.
Awarded the SME Prestige Award 2015 for exceptional accomplishments in business, and WhatClinicAwards for excellent customer service, Kevin and his team continue to apply a holistic approach towards healthcare with a keen dedication to his patients that extends beyond treatment.
Since 2007, Kevin has continued to develop his medical and aesthetics expertise through the use of cutting-edge technology and treatments. With his newest aesthetics clinic, Dr Kevin Chua Medical and Aesthetics, Kevin’s vision of creating an environment where individuals can seek respite after work to receive aesthetic treatments or pamper themselves with a facial or body slimming treatment in a modern chic space in the heart of Orchard Road sets a benchmark for other aesthetic clinics to aspire to.
Dr Iroshini Chua is a respected leader in her field and trusted family physician accredited by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine. Founded together with her husband, Dr. Kevin Chua, Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics has won several awards for its medical practice and patient service care over the last decade.
In her early career, Iroshini has also worked in Raffles Medical Group and National Healthcare Group where she was awarded a Care Champion Merit Award. She was also the President of the Women Doctors of Singapore from the years 2012 to 2014.
Awarded the SME Prestige Award 2015 for exceptional accomplishments in business, and WhatClinicAwards for excellent customer service, Iroshini and her team continue to apply a holistic approach towards healthcare with a keen dedication to her patients that extends beyond treatment.
Click here to view the list of treatments / services available at Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics.
If you’re looking for an Early Childhood education programme to jump-start your child’s lifelong love of learning, be sure to check out One World International School, the fastest-growing international school in Singapore.
One World International School's recently-opened East Coast Campus is located on Mountbatten Road.
Their Early Years Programme, underpinned with the English National Curriculum and based on an inquiry led, play-based learning approach, is specifically tailored for children 3 to 6 years of age.
At all OWIS campuses, students receive individualised learning as they discover personal interests and pursue unique paths of inquiry.
They emphasise a kindness-driven learning place, where they teach their children to be compassionate, empathetic, tolerant and humble.
Their students grow into well-rounded 21-century citizens prepared to lead a world where acceptance is key to establishing a healthy and productive global-view.
Your child will acquire real-life social skills as they learn from role-playing games. They provide a safe place where, through self-esteem and confidence, they learn to take measured risks to reach their full potential.
Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) made an announcement that it has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Solar Singapore, been named as the preferred bidder to build a 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir. When completed in 2021, it will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar PV systems.
When completed in 2021, the solar farm could generate enough energy to power around 16,000 four-room HDB flats, and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 32 kilotonnes per year, or the equivalent of removing 7,000 cars off Singapore's roads.
With this project, Sembcorp will be one of the largest renewable energy players in Singapore with approximately 240MWp of solar capacity in the country. Moving ahead with the development of a floating solar farm underscores Sembcorp’s commitment to support Singapore’s move towards achieving its new solar target of at least 2 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2030.
Sembcorp Solar Singapore will proceed to execute the requisite project agreements, and work towards satisfaction of the conditions precedents set out in PUB’s request for proposal.
Located right next to the Kallang River, this 18-storey tower presents 117 contemporarily crafted units ranging from 431sq ft to 1,001 sq ft, with column-less layouts, allowing maximum natural lighting and ventilation throughout each home.
Jui Residences is a waterfront residential development in park-like settings, with convenient amenities for its community surrounded by an integrated transport network – including the Potong Pasir and Boon Keng MRT stations, as well as the Circle Line at Serangoon MRT station. Additionally, the Central Expressway (CTE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE) provide excellent access to surrounding other parts of the island.
Jui Residences has been developed in close consultation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The integration of this development with the Kallang Park Connector Network (PCN) enables the residents to engage in activities such as jogging and cycling or a leisurely stroll within Singapore ever-growing PCN network.
Jui Residences pays homage to the National Aerated Water Co., Ltd. building. This cultural heritage building was built in 1954 and is associated with the bottling of popular soft drink labels, including Sinalco and Kickapoo. The centrepiece of this heritage building is a flagstaff mounted on the signature column, complimented by an on-site petrol pump which will be conserved within the development.
Brightly coloured artworks inspired by the history of this national heritage, named ‘The Bottle Assembly: Filling Voids and Voids Filling’ are specially crafted by sculptor Dr. Colin K. Okashimo, and adorn the walls of Sky Terrace.
Grand and majestic, Royal Taj at The Barracks Hotel Singapore presents the sumptuous regal feast prepared with age-old recipes. Where the authentic flavours from the kitchens of different states in India will be a delight for everyone in the family.
Savour the finest Indian and International cuisines in a spacious and family-friendly ambience with an à la carte lunch fare and a generous dinner buffet.
Dine like royalty as you appreciate Indian culinary flavours endowed with a contemporary twist.
From vegetarian to non-vegetarian kebabs cooked to perfection in the traditional clay tandoor, Indian curries & bread and the all-time favourites ‘Butter Chicken’ and ‘Mutton Rogan Josh’, our menu caters to the palettes of everyone in the family.
Experience the elegant indoor dining experience with a warm attentive service as you immerse in the gourmet journey of the Royal Taj.
Embark on a journey to the east, along the Pasir Ris Heritage Trail. This trail is indeed an adventure to take, with its name derived from the Malay words ‘pasir’ and ‘hiris’ which mean ‘sand’ and ‘to slice or shred’. Go beyond the surface, as you uncover the golden memories and historic heritage of this happening place.
Go on this trail as you explore the history and heritage of Pasir Ris through the stories of the people who have lived, worked and played here, as well as the institutions they have built over the decades.
Climate change is anticipated to worsen the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. It facilitates the spread of mosquito vectors, viruses and epidemics. There is thus a need to continually innovate and design sustainable solutions to deal with these environmental public health challenges. Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has established a new, highly automated facility that will allow researchers to eventually increase their production capacity of Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by more than 10-fold, compared to its previous production facility.
This boost in capacity is critical for NEA’s plans to scale up Project Wolbachia – Singapore, in preparation for future deployment of the novel vector control technology. The new facility, located at Techplace II in Ang Mo Kio, was officially opened on 2 December 2019 by Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).
NEA’s Project Wolbachia involves the release of male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to suppress the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito population. Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of dengue, chikungunya and Zika in Singapore. When the released male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes mate with urban female Aedes aegyptimosquitoes that do not carry Wolbachia, the resulting eggs do not hatch. Over time, continued releases of male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are expected to bring about a gradual reduction in the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito population, and hence lower the risk of dengue transmission. Read more about this project here.
By 2023, national servicemen will be able to access all their National Service (NS)- and training-related activities in a one-stop centre.
The NS Hub just marked the start of construction in a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen recently.
With the NS Hub, national servicemen will no longer have to report to various camps across Singapore for different NS services.
The new NS Hub will house the Central Manpower Base (CMPB), Military Medicine Institute (MMI) and a new Fitness Conditioning Centre (FCC) to meet all the services that pre-enlistees and Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) need.
It will even include an e-Mart for NSmen to stock up on their combat boots and admin t-shirts!
Currently, pre-enlistees attend medical screening at CMPB at Depot Road, and head to MMI in Kent Ridge for other specialist medical services. NSmen take their Individual Physical Proficiency Tests (IPPTs) at various locations such as Maju Camp and Bedok Camp.
Once complete, the NS Hub will be directly accessible via an overhead bridge from Cashew MRT Station along Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Gone are the long queues to "book in", as national servicemen visiting the NS Hub will be able to register themselves at e-Kiosks equipped with facial recognition technology. They will also be able to perform digital transactions through the NS Hub visitor mobile app and receive personalised responses about their appointments. Such technology is expected to reduce the overall waiting time for medical screenings by 30 per cent!
IPPT will be made more convenient for servicemen. Without having to "book in" to camp, servicemen will be able to do automated In-Processing at the NS Hub’s FCC. They can then simply walk up to the gym for their IPPT Preparatory Training or head to the sheltered running track to take their IPPT. Facing the Rail Corridor, the FCC will be the Singapore Armed Forces’ first purpose-built, all-weather facility for IPPT and fitness training.
Not unlike SAFRA Clubhouses, the NS Hub may well become a go-to spot for national servicemen to relax with their family and friends. The hub will feature a wide range of amenities that are open to the public – these include a food court, a childcare center and an outdoor community area with a running track and football field. For those into live entertainment, the NS Hub will also house the Power 98 Love Songs and 88.3JIA radio stations where visitors can catch their favourite radio DJs live on air. There will also be studios for the public to catch performances.
Visitors to the new NS Hub will be glad to know that the building will make use of renewable energy – energy generated from its solar panels can power more than 110 4-room HDB units a year! The building will also adopt energy-saving solutions such as the use of natural ventilation and solar shades for cooling. The NS Hub will make use of rainwater harvesting to collect non-potable water for irrigation and other purposes.
Housed within the Gallery's Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, it is a site of historical importance and now serves as a research hub for the study of art history in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
No prior appointments need to be made or admission tickets need to be purchased to enter the Rotunda Library & Archive. However, users must register at the counter to access the collection.
National Gallery Singapore was established in 2015 as a leading visual arts institution overseeing the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. Guided by its curatorial vision to present the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; reflexively (re)write the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; and examine these art histories in relation to the global history of art, the Gallery has developed a significant collection of artists’ archives and a reference library focusing on Singapore and Southeast Asian art.
The Gallery’s Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery (Level 3, Supreme Court Wing), is a site of historical importance. During the building’s former life as the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Rotunda served as the Law Library. Housed in this historical space, the Rotunda Library & Archive extends the memory of this site while serving a new function as a research hub for the study of art history in Southeast Asia.
The Rotunda Library & Archive aims to be a leading library housing one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Singapore and Southeast Asian art-historical resources from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Their collection currently holds over 20,000 physical and digital items, including rare publications, exhibition catalogues, ephemera and digital archives, made possible through generous donations, publication exchanges with various art institutions in the region, and partnerships with the estates of Southeast Asian modern art pioneers, such as Georgette Chen and Lim Hak Tai (Singapore), S. Sudjojono (Indonesia) and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation (the Philippines).
Most archival acquisitions are conducted through loans or donations from the archives’ owners (artists, artists’ families, estates and art communities). The Library & Archive preserves the donated physical archives and digitises loaned archives.
A large selection of materials in their Library & Archive collection is searchable here (You will be redirected to their Collections Search Portal). Due to copyright restrictions and levels of permission from the archive owners, some items are only available for viewing onsite. You can view these items in the Collections Search Portal with our digital viewing facility at the Gallery’s Rotunda Library & Archive.
Coming to you in 2021, the new HomeTeamNS Bedok Clubhouse will be the first clubhouse to be nestled within Bedok Reservoir Park. With a waterfront haven-themed clubhouse observing the Bedok Reservoir, HomeTeamNS members can look forward to a cozy space to bond and relax with their families and friends.
HomeTeamNS is a non-profit Association set up to recognise the invaluable contributions of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) NSmen to the safety and security of the nation. Not just a regular recreation club, they seek to create a shared environment for NSmen from both forces to foster better relations while working together.
The HomeTeamNS Bedok Clubhouse is set to have features and facilities like Concept Villas, Indoor Water Adventure, thoughfully designed mancaves and more.
Their Concept Vilas, the first of their kind in Singapore, will be set on a hill slope, within forested vegetation and amidst a canopy of trees, and offer park and reservoir views.
The Indoor Water Adventure will feature several firsts for Singapore: the longest indoor water slide; the first water slide tunnel decorated with LED rainbows, dot patterns and shooting lights; and the first wet obstacle rope course.
The mancaves will be similar to those at their Khatib Clubhouse, the mancaves at Bedok Clubhouse will allow for NSmen to gather in comfortable hangout spaces.
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) has opened a new heritage gallery, in commemoration of Singapore's bicentennial year and the Tercentenary1 of the Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools – St. John Baptist de La Salle. Named Missio 1852, the gallery showcases 167 years of Josephian history and Lasallian heritage, tradition and community in Singapore. This project is supported by the National Heritage Board and the Singapore Bicentennial Office.
Founded by the De La Salle Brothers in 1852, St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) is an independent Catholic school, whose mission is to nurture students to learn how to learn and to learn how to live, so that they can be empowered to grow into men and women of integrity and men and women for others. For over 167 years, SJI has nurtured thousands of men and women who have served the society locally and globally. Missio 1852 celebrates the contributions and achievements of the school and of these alumni who have served the society in different ways throughout the century.
The highlights of Missio 1852 include:
Profiles of distinguished Josephians – Thousands of illustrious Josephians have graduated from the gates and halls of SJI since 1852. Amongst them include Former 7th President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, DPM Teo Chee Hean, Mr Philip Yeo, Prof Leo Tan Wee Hin, Prof Jeremy Monteiro, Justice Chan Seng Onn, whose profiles are featured in Missio 1852.
The Brothers’ Logbook – The La Salle Brothers meticulously kept annual logbooks such as these, detailing notable events like inter-school competitions, important visitors to the school, spiritual bouquets and civics group meetings. It was the practice for the Brother Director to keep a diary/logbook to record key events throughout the school year, to help him when he prepares the annual report to be sent to Rome.
The Founder’s Banner – As part of the school’s emphasis on rituals and symbolism, this Founder’s banner was frequently used in events like the celebration of the apparition ofour Lady of Fatimah in the 1950s. Out of the traditional three banners used, only this one remains. These banners were originally stored away in a camphor wood chest in the Brothers’ Quarters.
The Grandfather Clock that has survived the Japanese Occupation – This clock once stood on the verandah of the Brothers' House and called all therein to prayers and class. During WWII, shrapnel damaged the clock and the marks have been preserved in its restoration. Holes on both sides indicated where shrapnel entered the clock, hit the back of the pendulum and exited on the opposite side.
Missio 1852 is open to SJI students and staff members during school hours during term time. Visit www.sji.edu.sg for details.
Nexus International School is honoured to have been chosen by the government of Singapore to be a major part of maintaining the city state’s position as a global leader in education. Their new site on Aljunied Road, which is scheduled to be ready for opening in 2020, will be Singapore’s latest state-of-the-art international school and will be the flagship Nexus campus.
This project represents an investment of more than S$232m for Taylor’s Education Group (TEG), owners of Nexus International School (Singapore). Mr BK Gan, President of Taylor’s Schools, released details of the exciting development and stated “the new Nexus International School (Singapore) at Aljunied will be the culmination of a vision formed in 2007 within TEG to provide a world-class holistic education through the Nexus brand. We are delighted with the success of Nexus in Singapore, which is a testament to our dedicated and expert staff, our supportive parents and our wonderful learners.”
The new Nexus campus will have a capacity of 2,000 students, up from the current site capacity of 1,200 at Ulu Pandan. It will boast cutting-edge modern facilities with a strong environmental focus, an Innovation Hub, flexible learning spaces, numerous play areas, a large capacity theatre, music recording rooms, a state of the art sports field, a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium and fitness centre. The site has been designed by renowned international architects Broadway Malyan who have produced a stunning architectural vision that embodies the ethos and values of the school, offers quality design, and which is also sensitive to local customs and culture.
The National Healthcare Group's Woodlands Health Campus (WHC) masterplan envisions personalised and quality healthcare for the community of the future by integrating three components - state-of-the-art medical hardware and software technology, therapeutic green spaces and seamless care with community and primary care providers. Set to open in phases from 2022, WHC will be a 1,800 bedded facility comprising an acute hospital, community hospital, specialist outpatient clinics and long-term care facility within a 7.66ha site.
WHC will be an open and welcoming campus, with various activities organised within the campus and parklands to encourage staff and patients to engage in an active lifestyle. WHC will also serve as a hub that fosters health promotion, engages residents and connects them to community care providers in Woodlands,Sembawang, Admiralty, Woodgrove and Marsiling.
From 14 January 2019, National University Hospital's outpatient paediatric services will be consolidated within a one-stop centre which was made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Khoo Teck Puat. Their new centre, NUHkids Specialist Centre, focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that is child-centric and family-friendly.
The overall ‘playscape’ design concept is inspired by nature. Studies have shown that through good play, a child’s body, mind and soul are stimulated which encourages interaction and creative development. The ‘playscape’ ethos begins from the arrival atrium. Its environment and interiors serve to provide your child and family a holistic care experience.
Their 10-storey outpatient centre is visually prominent with a lofty 14m-high arrival atrium, rising above the surrounding buildings. A clear separation of vehicular and pedestrian flow ensures a safe arrival and facilitates registration.
The spacious atrium aims to promote intuitive way finding for visitors arriving via different transports or from other buildings within the Kent Ridge campus. The linkway on the fourth level will connect the new centre to the Main Building, allowing integration with existing facilities (including inpatient facilities and services) and maximising operational efficiency for the existing and new services. The experience of each visit focuses on two essential aspects: one-stop convenience and a delighted child.
In order for paediatric consultation to be a pleasant experience for the child and the accompanying caregiver, they aim to provide a cosy and comfortable environment where stress is taken out of the visit.
Your child and family will first be greeted with an explosion of colours at their city-themed atrium. The journey to the upper storeys sees a nature-themed reception and waiting areas which will lead to the outdoor playground.
Traditional seating and room configuration are replaced by modular furniture that serve as play objects and resting areas. The sky gardens are adjacent to the waiting areas on every floor. This access to daylight and the outdoors creates a therapeutic environment integral for a healing experience.
Waiting time is translated into play time in the themed (i.e. rainforest, savannah, arctic) waiting area as the child climbs, crawls, interacts and explores the theme-inspired features within observatory vicinity of the parents.
The new centre will change the experience of a visit to the hospital for both the child as well as the accompanying caregiver.
Singapore’s latest mall library will open in VivoCity on 12 January 2019, promising book lovers here an exciting new venue with the latest features and services. The public library will offer conducive reading spaces for patrons of all ages set against a splendid view of Sentosa. To fit its location and help patrons locate it easily, the library will be named Library@Harbourfront.
The library, which will be situated at level three of the VivoCity shopping mall, will be conveniently linked to the HarbourFront MRT station, which is connected to the North-East and Circle lines, and the HarbourFront Bus Interchange. “We want our libraries to be as accessible as possible, so that more patrons of all ages can make use of the library to read and learn,” said the National Library Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Elaine Ng.
The library will be relocated from Bukit Merah Central. The present Bukit Merah Public Library will cease operations from 1 December 2018. After the library has moved out, the community’s grassroots leaders and a few social service organisations will provide a variety of services and programmes at the site. These will include a mini-library and reading corner supported by NLB.
To continue to serve the reading needs of Bukit Merah residents, NLB has also set up another 12 reading corners in the area in the past year. The 12 mini book hubs offer over 5,000 books and 250 seats in total. These corners cater to residents of all ages, from children and students, to adults and seniors.
On top of the reading corners, NLB will look into bringing one of its MOLLY mobile libraries to the area fortnightly, to provide residents with additional books and programmes. With this service, they will be able to borrow and return library books conveniently.
Leading up to library@harbourfront’s opening, residents will also be treated to special preview tours of the new library space. The tours will be held one week before the library officially opens in January 2019, allowing them to have a first look at the new features.
Read more about the new Library@Harbourfront here.
The National Parks Board (NParks) has opened the approximately 1 hectare Ethnobotany Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This new themed garden is the first in Singapore where visitors can learn about plants used by indigenous cultures of Southeast Asia; and it features a centre for ethnobotany which complements the outdoor landscape with an interpretive exhibition of artefacts and interactive elements.
The Ethnobotany Garden is in the Gardens’ Bukit Timah Core and located at an area historically known as the Economic Garden. This section of the Gardens was previously a space for experimentation with plants that had potential commercial applications, many of which were first derived from traditional uses.
Development of the Ethnobotany Garden is aligned with the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ UNESCO World Heritage status, supporting its Outstanding Universal Value by showcasing its unrivalled collections of economic, medicinal and ethnobotanical plants – the largest such collection in Southeast Asia. This new garden enhances the Gardens’ role as an educational provider, which is in line with UNESCO’s mission.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
Singapore's desalination journey marks a major milestone with the opening of the Tuas Desalination Plant (TDP). This is the country's third desalination plant and the first to be owned and operated by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency.
The TDP is a strategic infrastructural asset that will boost Singapore's desalination capacity from the current 100mgd to 130mgd, meeting up to 30% of the country's current water demand. By 2060, desalination is expected to meet up to 30% of Singapore's water needs then.
The TDP is a compact plant, occupying a footprint of 3.5 hectares. It can produce up to 30 million gallons a day (mgd) (or 136,000 m3) of drinking water, equivalent to the water demand of about 200,000 households.
TDP boasts of many firsts. Besides being the first plant to be owned and operated by PUB, it is also the first desalination plant in Singapore to adopt a robust pre-treatment process that combines Dissolved Air Floatation and Ultrafiltration1. Such a combination helps to reduce membrane fouling when treating seawater of varying water quality, thereby enhancing operational efficiency.
Read more about the 3rd and new desalination plant here.
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.
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.
The new National Skin Centre will house enhanced facilities and increased capacity, bringing specialised dermatological care to more patients.
When the new National Skin Centre (NSC) opens in 2022, more patients can look forward to seamless access to specialised dermatological care. The 10-storey building will increase its current clinic capacity, by 50% to 69 consultation rooms, to meet rising demand for outpatient services.
Currently, NSC sees over 80 per cent of the overall outpatient dermatology attendances in the public healthcare institutions.
The new NSC which will be located at the NSC’s current Novena site, will house a Day Treatment Centre which will bring together diagnostic, monitoring and treatment services at one location, making access to care by patients, especially the elderly or less ambulant patients, more convenient.
There will also be a dedicated Education Centre for patients as well as caregivers. They will find useful resources and information on self-care and how to manage various skin conditions effectively. Making such resources readily available will help raise more awareness on the importance of good skin care and empower patients & their caregivers to take charge of their health.
To strengthen NSC’s role as a Centre of Excellence for clinical and translational research, its enhanced research facilities will include laboratories dedicated to non-invasive skin imaging and skin physiology. Other laboratories will facilitate studies on skin health issues prevalent in the local population, and support the conduct of a wider range of clinical trials for new therapies and treatments for common skin diseases.
As a tertiary healthcare institution, NSC’s enhanced research and education facility will spearhead clinical innovations in dermatology, train more dermatologists and healthcare professionals & raise awareness on skin health among the population.
The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) building is undergoing renovations and will reopen at the end of this year. The building, which was originally the Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), will also have its Oldham Theatre expanded from a 44-seater to seat 135.
NAS houses the collective memory of our nation. This memory allows current and future generations of Singaporeans to understand our different cultures, explore our common heritage and appreciate who we are and how we became a nation.
As the official custodian of the corporate memory of the government, NAS manages public records and provides advice to government agencies on records management. From government files, private records, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, NAS is responsible for the collection, preservation and management of Singapore's public and private archival records, some of which date back to the early 19th century.
NAS’ repository of archival materials makes it an important research centre for those in search of information about the country's history.
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.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
To facilitate the relocation, the existing polyclinic at Block 723 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 will be closed from Friday, 26 January 2018. Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic will resume operations on Monday, 29 January 2018 at its new site located at 21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2.
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) forms the primary healthcare arm of the National Healthcare Group (NHG). Its six polyclinics serve a significant proportion of the population in the central and northern parts of Singapore.
NHGP provides a comprehensive range of health services for the family, functioning as a one- stop health centre providing treatment for acute medical conditions, management of chronic diseases, women & child health services and dental care. The focus of NHGP’s care is on health promotion and disease prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, disease management through physician led team-based care as well as enhancing the capability of Family Medicine through research and teaching.
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.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the enhanced conveyance system of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 to mark the start of construction works.
A super highway for used water management, the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) was conceived in the 1990s as a long-term solution for Singapore’s used water collection, treatment, reclamation and disposal needs.
The deep tunnels in Phase 2 will connect to the existing deep tunnels in Phase 1 serving the eastern part of Singapore and the public sewer network to create one seamless integrated system. The whole of Singapore will be served by the DTSS when Phase 2 is complete by 2025. Used water will be conveyed from the DTSS via gravity to three centralised water reclamation plants for treatment, before it undergoes further purification to produce NEWater, or discharged into the sea.
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.
A key element in enhancing "Sense of Place' at the new Changi Airport Terminal 4 is a first ever collaboration between Changi Airport Group (CAG) and National Heritage Board to create a Peranakan Gallery. It offers travellers the chance to learn about traditional Peranakan culture, with exhibits including a beautifully embroidered Sarong Kebaya, an antique wooden wedding bed and Peranakan porcelain ‘nyonyaware’.
The Peranakan Gallery opens to the public 24-7 and is free for all passengers who have cleared departure immigration.
Located in the Departure Transit area, the Peranakan Gallery is part of T4’s Heritage Zone.
Visitors will be greeted by a doll house model display of Peranakan shophouse architecture.
Historical portraits of pioneers many decades ago lined the walls of the 150sq m gallery.
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.
The Tuas Mega Port (Tuas Terminal) development is a testament to Singapore’s commitment to sustain its lead as a global maritime nation and to invest in port infrastructure. When completed, the 20 deep-water berths in Phase 1 of this development will be able to handle about 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum. The entire mega-terminal will have a total capacity of up to 65 million TEUs.
A major component of Singapore’s Next Generation Port vision, Tuas Mega Port will incorporate new features such as optimising land use by utilising both above and underground spaces for complementary purposes like storage facilities; enhancing the safety and security of the port waters via a next generation traffic management system; and increasing productivity and reducing labour costs through the use of technology like automated yard cranes and port equipment.
The Tuas Mega Port will be developed in four phases over the span of some 30 years, with the Phase 1 reclamation works scheduled to be completed by the early 2020s. The new port is about twice the size of Ang Mo Kio town.
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.
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.
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.
Tampines Regional Library was the first regional library under National Library Board (NLB) and it covered a floor area of 6,208 square metres back then. The all new Tampines Regional Library at Our Tampines Hub has unveiled on 5th Aug, and spans a floor area of 12,600 square metres.
More than 400,000 books are available in the nation's four official languages. The library will also feature a Singapore collection of more than 12,000 books by local authors.
The new Tampines Regional Library is the largest of its kind in Singapore, and spans five floors with dedicated spaces for children, teens and adults. Other than books and library programmes, visitors can also enjoy facilities such as the PIXEL Labs@NLB maker space, an indoor playground (opening in October) and a culinary studio.
The National Library Board (NLB) is partnering with the People’s Association Culinary Studio to hold cooking classes there. The studio will also showcase a digital display of recommended books, as well as cooking videos to facilitate learning.
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.
Founded by Mr Wolfgang Zwiener, New York City chain Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener is set to open its 1st restaurant here in Singapore by early October at InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore is a joint venture between W Steak International Corp. and THP Global Inc.
The Singapore outlet will have around 150 seats and spans across a space of 6500sqft, and it will have an in-house aging room for their steaks, which the temperature and humidity are carefully controlled to create the distinct flavour and tenderness. The restaurant will also house a a bar/lounge.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse uses only the certified 2% USDA Prime Beef that is transported by air weekly from the US, and stored in an in-house aging room for dry aging. The meat is thickly sliced and cooked in a broiler at 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. The indulging steak is then served on a hot plate creating flavourful taste.
The original Wolfgang’s Steakhouse opened in 2004 on NYC’s Park Avenue.
Now boasting 17 locations worldwide (not inclusive of the upcoming Singapore one), this leading steakhouse has become a global sensation, recognized for its perfectly prepared 28-day, dry‐aged steak. Not only does Wolfgang’s serve phenomenal Porterhouse steak, but the ambience, the expanded menu, the services and the accessibility of the locations are appealing to even the most exacting diners.
The Stamford Arts Centre at Waterloo Street will undergo a S$7 million redevelopment and it will reopen in the middle of next year as an arts space fully dedicated to traditional arts, complete with a new multi-purpose hall, a space for resident artists and an F&B outlet, among other improvements.
The arts centre will be managed by Arts House Limited, which also manages other arts housing spaces such as Goodman Arts Centre and Aliwal Arts Centre.
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.
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.
Gallery10 is National Museum of Singapore’s first digital gallery.
Its permanent showcase is titled Art of the Rehearsal; a three-channel immersive video installation which you can see at this new gallery.
Art of the Rehearsal is by multidisciplinary artist Sarah Choo Jing. This artwork depicts Singaporean dancers across various cultures practicing along the back lanes of cultural districts in the city. Reflecting on the rigorous and intense training behind the performance, the artist seeks to bring out the consistent determination of the performers. The emphasis of the installation work is on the process rather than on the nal outcome.
The dance performance in the video is presented by Apsaras Arts Ltd, Era Dance Theatre and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Theatre.
Two new permanent exhibitions were launched at the National Museum of Singapore on 10 December 2016. The museum's glass rotunda has re-opened after 2 years of renovation work and is home to the Story of the Forest installation by internationally renowned art collective teamLab, as well as Singapore, Very Old Tree, which is a special exhibition featuring photos by local photographer Robert Zhao.
Story of the Forest and the Singapore, Very Old Tree are the first of what museum officials said are many projects that will provide a dialogue between the historical and the contemporary. The two new works are part of the museum’s $11-million revamp of its permanent galleries.
Singapore will reclaim land through the development of a polder at the north-western tip of Pulau Tekong. This innovative, cost-saving method, to be used for the first time here, will be adopted by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) for the upcoming land reclamation project.
Construction will commence at the end of next year, and the reclamation is slated for completion around 2022. The plot of land to be added is equivalent to the size of two Toa Payoh towns and would be used for military training. Unlike the traditional method of infilling with sand, this new “empoldering” method involves creating a tract of reclaimed land from the sea or a surrounding water body, by constructing a dike and a network of drains, water pumping systems and canals. It will substantially reduce the amount of sand needed for land reclamation, and reap savings on upfront construction costs.
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.
Keepers, an eclectic homegrown collective, which had three pop-up stores under its belt, has moved into a permanent space at the National Design Centre (NDC).
On display are Singapore jewelry label, Carrie K., whose handmade leather accessories will launch in the later half of 2016, along with artisanal candles by A Dose of Something Good, spice pastes by Batu Lesung Spice Company, dressy scarves by Binary Style; flavored chocolate morsels by Demochoco, organic skin products by Frank Skincare, locally inspired furnishings by Hinika and heritage-themed wallpapers by Onlewo.
Oscar's provides a culinary journey that will feed your senses, offering an array of sumptuous local and international culinary creations to indulge all day, from breakfast, lunch, dinner to supper. This all-time favourite restaurant offers a vibrant space to revive and refresh. Enjoy an impressive buffet highlighted by one of the largest Caesar salad station in town, freshly shucked oysters, succulent seafood-on-ice and live carving stations.
Their outdoor noodle bar serves steaming bowls of local favourites such as Laksa, Prawn Noodle and Fishball Noodle.
A wide selection of over 40 wines-by-the-glass is offered, as well as a tempting selection of desserts including our signature home-made waffles and ice cream.
Experience Oscar's popular Supercharged Sunday Brunch from Boston lobsters, oysters, premium roast "London Duck" and suckling pig to free flow Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne and handcrafted nitrogen ice cream. Balance all that indulgence at the new 4 metre-long salad bar, chilled shakes with superfoods and organic poached eggs or pastas prepared by chefs at the theatrical stations.
Master Chef Chan Kung Lai brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to his present designation as Master Chef of Yàn. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the cradle and epitome of haute Cantonese cuisine, he believes that a good balance of wok hei – the unique fresh-out-of-the-wok flavour – is the soul of a dish, as well as the key to differentiation between good and exceptional Cantonese food.
With a mind of a true culinary artist, Master Chef Chan reveals that cooking is best compared with creating an art piece. Inspiration, time and all of one’s senses are required in order to visualise creations and to keep up with diners’ evolving expectations for exceptional food.
The National University Hospital (NUH) has set up a new dedicated facility, called the NUH Sports Centre, to provide integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions for recreational and elite athletes, as well as military personnel.
The range of facilities in the NUH Sports Centre, situated at Lower Kent Ridge Road, includes an orthopaedic sports surgery clinic, a sports medicine clinic, a children’s sports clinic, and a sports physiotherapy and exercise clinic.
It also provides sports imaging and acupuncture services, and a fully-equipped gym.
Violet Oon’s unabashed love for and knowledge of the Peranakan culinary delights and culture of Singapore has manifested into cookbooks, Violet Oon Singapore, and, more recently, National Kitchen at the National Gallery.
Peranakans didn’t shy away from colour and were known for their intricate or opulent decorations and you’ll definitely see hints of this philosophy in National Kitchen. Decadent dark panels and mirrored walls are lit up by elegant wall sconces whilst references to the Peranakan way of life are peppered throughout the space. Rattan ceiling fans, distinctive tiles, and typical Singaporean foliage like palm leaves and orchids are just a few of the touches that make National Kitchen special.
The food is an excellent introduction into some of the more famous Peranakan dishes like Sambal Timun Nanas (pineapple and cucumber with chillies, onions and lightly sweet rice vinegar), Kiam Chye Ark Thng (soup of duck with salted mustard greens and a hint of spice chillies), and Buah Keluak Ayam (a stew of tangy chicken and the traditional buah keluak nuts). National Kitchen has also opened its menu’s borders a little, offering other cultural favourites like Eurasian Beef Brisket Semor and Hakka Abacus Beads.
A progressive retail and F&B destination with a bookstore, café, cafeteria, bar and store in a continuous space, Gallery & Co. is housed within the historic City Hall wing of the National Gallery Singapore.
Distinctly Asian yet possessing a global perspective, it is a unique platform spanning art, design, culture, F&B and retail, to inspire curiosity and a sense of discovery. Through projects that respect craft, creativity and the creative process, Gallery & Co. espouses an artful way of living.
Comprising Singaporean industry leaders Loh Lik Peng (Unlisted Collection), Yah-Leng Yu and Arthur Chin (Foreign Policy Design), as well as Alwyn Chong (Luxasia), & Co. is a collective with a shared vision to create interdisciplinary concepts that promote cross-cultural dialogues.
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!
Smoke & Mirrors is a destination rooftop bar atop one of Singapore’s most historically and culturally significant icons. The unblocked panoramic view of the Padang and Marina Bay is reason enough to visit.
Upon entering, one will be floored by the stunning sculptural bar, anchoring the space which is designed to allow for the seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors.
With plenty of woods, copper tones and warm lighting, the bar exudes a magnetic intimacy. The service reflects this persona too; discreet and engaging.
Experience modern Indian cuisine with an innovative interpretation by renowned Chef Patron Abhijit Saha. Saha’s menu offers an array of eclectic flavours originating from the rich culinary tapestry of various Indian regions, recreated with a twist.
SAHA by award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha presents Regional Indian cuisine with modern techniques of avant-garde gastronomy and international aesthetics.
With a name inspired by the Singapore international dialling code, the new-look all day dining restaurant will open to diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Authentic South-East Asian cuisine in abundant portions will be showcased in the vibrant restaurant with a modern market look and feel.
The new All Day Dining Restaurant is open from breakfast through the day. Lunch is an eclectic mix of Deli style food, a large element of plant and soil based foods, with a strong focus on South East Asian taste profiles and dishes. Weekday lunch is an eclectic mix of deli style food ideal for business lunches. A strong focus on plant and soil based dishes are amongst the buffet spread, for those looking to lighter and healthier options.
Hooked! - Seafood Dinner from is on from Thursday to Saturday, the daily South East Asian selection will be enhanced with fresh Fin de Claire oysters, sushi and sashimi, tiger prawns, Boston lobster and Sri Lankan crab. plus hot dishes such as soup-baked cumin red mullet, lobster bisque and poached sweet clams.
There is an option of take away, one plate prix-fix, or a full experience of the food spread, all set in a modern market style environment. The main focus will be on South East Asian cuisine. Authentic and robust flavors, artisanal displays with large and abundant portions, in keeping with farmers market feels.
Sunday Brunch is the highlight of the week, with free flow Champagne, wine, beer and cocktails, accompanied with a live DJ performance jazzing up the weekend. Unlimited platefuls of the freshest seafood including Oysters, a whole tuna sashimi, and hand carved meat cuts, 5 types of smoked salmon, premium Iberico ham, and the signature Sunday Roast with a whole Chicago Bull leg.
In keeping with the Hotel Jen Tanglin's philosophy of the ‘little details done well’, a breakfast take-away is also an option for busy diners as well as a one plate prix fixe during lunch.
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.
Lin <林> has opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Located on the rooftop of Link Hotel at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Lin <林> overlooks the vibrant coloured shop houses and shows a clear view of the sky. Housed in a 1960s-era building, the legacy of this building lives on and its old building charm preserved.
Lin <林>, short for “Shu-Lin”, which means 'forest' in Mandarin, is a contemporary Asian alfresco rooftop bar and specialises in authentic Asian-infused cocktails, premium whiskeys, international shooters and specially selected beers paired alongside with Asian bar snacks. Lin <林> prides itself on creating some of the most unique Asian cocktails such as Tom Yum Gong, Dragon's Gate, and 7th Beauty using Asian ingredients such as chili padi, lime infused plums, dragon fruit & chinese dates.
For guests seeking an up-close experience with the bartenders, a special menu is created whereby bartenders prepare special mixology cocktails in front of the guests. For guests who are undecided, they would just need to let the mixology bartenders know what flavours they feel like having or their preferences, and the bartenders would be able to create something customised just for them.
In line with its Asian themed interior, Terracotta Warriors are placed strategically at Lin <林>.
Other Asian elements such as Buddha heads and bamboo plants are fitted onto the planter box along both sides of the bar. The bamboo plant has a long history in ancient China, when it was used for almost everything such as bows, arrows and household items. Even the bar table legs are customised to resemble the bamboo silhouette.
However, the main feature of Lin <林> is its majestic golden entrance which guests will first take note of when they enter the premises.
At Lin <林>, there are covered areas for guests who prefer a slightly more private setting. For people who would like an al-fresco experience, there is an outdoor area that consists of hexagonal bar tables and fairy lights overhead. Alternatively, if some would like to have a chat with the bartenders, bar stools are placed in front of the bar for guests to enjoy a drink while chatting with the friendly bartenders.
For easy listening, Lin <林> plays a repertoire of top 40s, R&B, and classic chart hits.
Aura is a vibrant all-day dining destination featuring a 90-seater Italian Restaurant and a sprawling 200-seater rooftop Sky Lounge overlooking the spectacular skyline of Marina Bay.
Brilliantly highlighted in rich hues of polished brass and bronze, Aura Restaurant is a disarming blend of energy and elegance. Treating diners to classic Italian cuisine and a world-class contemporary dining experience, the menu is an extensive expression of Italian creativity, showcasing a variety of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains that features the finest, freshest ingredients from the land and sea.
Aura Sky Lounge moves from day to night with its lunch and hi-tea options in the afternoons, and become the ultimate rooftop bar with superb happy hours in the evenings, including Raw Bar, a sumptuous free flow buffet of hearty roasted vegetables and specialties inspired by the conscious Mediterranean diet, Hi-Tea Set and Lounge Bar, for after-hour drinks and deluxe bar grub, reimagined extravagantly at accessible prices.
Come mid-September The National Museum will be refreshed with updated stories and content on Singapore’s post-independence history. The new galleries recapture the nation’s defining moments, challenges and achievements from its earliest beginnings 700 years ago to the independent, modern city-state it is today.
Celebrate the opening with fun-filled activities where you can dress up in vintage costumes and take pictures, listen to mesmerising tales of yesteryear, treat yourself to some nostalgic local eats, and many more!
Exuding an aura of sophistication and refinement, Rakes is the next hotspot for the hedonistic and erudite of Singapore’s nightlife partygoers. Featuring the longest LED screen across all clubs in Asia, this theatrical, Las Vegas-styled bottle service club creates an immersive and sensual experience of opulent decadence and debauchery.
Anticipation builds as you enter the club and be led through an experience tunnel where four individual floor-to-ceiling “rooms” let you venture beyond the ordinary realm. Expect whimsical theatricality and exotic performances that will heighten your senses and pique your curiosity.
At the end of the experience tunnel is an elegant in-house champagne room that holds up to 1,100 bottles—the first of its kind for Singapore, ensuring chilled bottles of champagne delivered to your table upon order—no waiting required. Available on our list of premium champagnes are Dom Perignon, Ruinart Blanc de Blanc and Ruinart Rose, as well as limited edition Veuve Clicquot Yellow Constellation Jeroboam, and the extremely rare 30-litre Armand de Brignac champagne that has never been purchased in Singapore.
Once inside, draw your attention to the dance floor, encircled by eight private VIP booths upholstered with rich, black vinyl, against Asia’s longest LED screen that lines the walls and ceiling of the club. Specially designed by famed Lighting Director Steve Lieberman, multiple award-winner for “Best Lighting” by Club World Awards and co-ordinator of top U.S. nightclubs and music festivals, the interactive lighting system at Rakes evolves with the music - creating an immersive experience on the dance floor like no other.
Suspended from the reflective LED ceiling are black mirror balls that ignite the VIP booth with visually stunning lighting when guests order bottles of champagne. The club darkens, and bottle servers steal the show as they make their way through the crowd towards the booth. Surrounding the club at each end are two faceted backlit bars, serving a range of premium spirits such as Belvedere vodka, Hendrick’s gin and Patrón Platinum tequila.
Over at the DJ podium, granite dance platforms line the wall against a sultry backdrop of sleek, leather details. Headlining Rakes’ DJ line-up is Entertainment Director, Patrick Oliver, formerly of Pangaea, and current resident DJ of international F1 circuit party brand Podium Lounge.
With the best international DJ acts and undeniably spirited theatrical performances for a fully immersive experience, it’s safe to assume that your night will be in capable hands.
Goshen Art Gallery is an international art gallery that offers exquisite art works from Asia to the rest of the world.
Goshen Art Gallery is a new and exciting art gallery located in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant shopping & cultural district. The gallery houses some of the best art works by renowned international artist and is constantly bring new artworks to mesmerize the local art lovers.
They strived to stay in the forefront of local art scene by taking part in art exhibitions and seminars, and working with local hotels and international enterprises so to cultivate the art interest in the new generation.
Glitch Singapore is a creative commune space + urban art gallery based in the east of Singapore. To preserve a part of Phunk Studio’s history, Glitch Singapore took over the beautiful space in a quaint neighbourhood in Tanjong Katong.
They curate art shows by local and international artists, workshops, collaborations and a space for all Glitches to hang out, indulge in discussions and create progress for the urban art form in Singapore.
The concept behind Glitch Singapore is to embrace that no one in this world is perfect. Every man, woman, boy or girl has a glitch. Not all glitches are bad, its just how one would embrace it and pushing him or herself to the limits to create something beautiful and great to challenge the norm. Being different has its perks after all.
This space is a world with infinite dimensions. They provide a platform for all to showcase their works and ideas to everyone, as well as sharing a space to create and innovate.
The Proposal is the brainchild of Brenna Koh and husband Chern San Lee. They provide today's fashion-aware brides with gowns that strike the balance between modernity whilst keeping a nod toward tradition.
Apart from carrying gowns and evening dresses from internationally renowned designer labels, The Proposal also features the traditional tea dress, a must-have for any Chinese wedding.
They provide a gown rental service, setting them apart from the competition as a one-stop designer bridal destination in Singapore.
Starting from a coffeeshop stall in Tanjong Pagar Plaza in 2010, the 2 Cai brothers, Weili & Weisheng have moved to a small ramen restaurant in International Plaza.
Brothers Ramen specialises in a pork, chicken, fish and vegetable broth.. They are also famous for their ham-like chashu and extremely tender chicken slices which are cooked at a low-temperature water bath. Home-made noodles are made in such a way that they can be able to stay in the broth for a longer period of time without losing its original texture.
Using modern and traditional ramen cooking techniques, the brothers aim to introduce a more localised flavour.
Mushi Mushi has opened a new store at International Plaza.
Mushi Mushi is a novel Japanese concept serving authentic yet contemporary range of Chawanmushi. All recipes are of Japanese origin and they emphasise on the quality of freshly brewed stock from Kombu and Bonito Flakes. Expect a new range of flavours and ingredients specially concocted to your taste.
Chef's recommnandation includes the Kinoko Mushi, a mushroom infused flavor derived from garden fresh Shitake, Shimeiji, Enoki and White Button Mushrooms.
After running Singapore’s renowned Expat Auctions for several years, where they handle an eclectic array of furniture and decorative pieces from all over the world on behalf of relocating and redecorating clients, Rob and Jo saw a gap in the market for stylish and quality international homewares and decorator items at a reasonable price. And so Singapore Trading Post was born.
The store name, Singapore Trading Post pays homage to this country’s establishment as a vital trading post for the East India Trading Company in 1819. And they continue this tradition by sourcing carefully selected pieces from old East India Trading Company areas including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as well as Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Their collection reflects this significant colonial era and is perfect for sourcing distinctive items that will add unique character to your space.
With Singapore as the backdrop, Unravel presents a series of real-life escape rooms, inspired by local urban legends and iconic landmarks. Woven together with a compelling storyline, Unravel puts you in the shoes of a team of private detectives, working together with the main protagonist, Kai, as he embarks on a journey to crack some of the most baffling mysteries.
Consisting of four unique experiences, you have the opportunity to take the road down memory lane with rooms themed after the former Changi Hospital, the old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah, the classic Dragon playground and the now defunct Fort Pasir Panjang. Whilst immersed in these settings, you will have to rely on a combination of wits, lateral thinking, courage and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and unravel the secrets behind each story in order to escape from the locked room within 60 minutes.
Conceptualized by a team of Singaporeans looking to take real-life escape rooms to the next level, Unravel features original, exciting content and in a first for escape rooms in Singapore, a competitive gameplay element where teams can strategize against one another as they attempt to escape in the fastest time possible.
Providing a hint of nostalgia, a 14 metre long mural wall with landmarks from the yesteryears of Singapore lines Unravel’s store front and gives a chronological narration of Singapore’s colorful past. Key highlights include the now-demolished National Theatre, Capitol Theatre and Har Par Villa.