The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum which has been at the Chinese Garden for about 18 years has recently relocated to the ORTO leisure park in Yishun. They welcome you to enter into a rare world of turtles and tortoises.
â€‹Sense the mystery of the river turtle, the awesome power of the Alligator turtle and the majestic beauty of the Radiated tortoise.
â€‹See and feel the spirit of the Sulcata Tortoise for luck, and the Thailand’s Golden Temple Turtle for wealth. Be fascinated by the wondrous Golden Terrapin and the Six Legged Tortoise. Listen to the lonely noise of the Indian Star Tortoise and marvel at the strange looking Soft Shell Turtle from India.
More than just a collection of reptiles - a true learning experience for all.
Don't let the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum disappear. You can make a big difference by simply making a contribution or volunteering your time. Click here to make a donation to the museum or here to be a volunteer for the museum.
One of only three in the world, Cafe Leitz is situated within the premise of Leica Store at Raffles Hotel and the “Leica cafe” is the perfect haven for photography aficionados to experience Leica over a fresh brew of coffee and a serving of exquisitely crafted cakes and confectionery.
Sip on your brew as you marvel at the works of master photographers that adorn the Leica Galerie. Experience Leica like never before, today.
Patrons can look forward to exquisite specialty coffee and designer cakes at the newly launched Cafe Leitz.
Homegrown label Klarra has opened their first ever flagship store at Raffles City Shopping Centre!
Klarra is a clothing label of contemporary classics. Powered by a kaleidoscope of wearable silhouettes and quality fabrics, each design is created upon Klarra’s signature modern and sophisticated tailoring that forms the essentials of a woman’s wardrobe.
The Klarra girl appreciates the fine things in life and is an independent individual with a vivid mindset of her own. Unfazed by passing trends and undefined by age, she is empowered from within, never compromising on her values. Her quiet confidence is a mystery to some and only understood by the discerning. She makes the expected extraordinary, and is constantly discovering new facets of herself while exploring the world through style.
Calling cereal lovers of Singapore; Kellogg’s very first Cereal Kafe in Southeast Asia is now open in FairPrice Xtra, Ang Mo Kio Hub.
Enjoy cereals the classic way with milk and a choice of goji berries / dried cranberry or if you’re feeling adventurous, their heavenly desserts served with yoghurt and delicious pastries from cupcakes to muffins are all available.
Dedicated in making you a great cup of coffee to your liking, JAB Coffee Co. at Raffles City offers a range of Speciality Coffees which are sourced from roasters selected to meet their strictest standards.
JAB Coffee Co. coffee are complemented with their handcrafted selection of Gourmet Toasts, Souffle Pancakes and Granola Yogurt Parfaits which are bound to pamper your taste buds.
Local lifestyle e-commerce brand IUIGA will celebrate the grand opening of its first permanent Retail+ store at Causeway Point on 1 December, Saturday.
Following the success of its pop-up outlets, this opening is IUIGA’s foray into a permanent store and marks the first of its ten retail outlets to open islandwide. Upcoming Retail+ stores will include locations such as Tampines One, Paya Lebar Quarter and Funan Mall.
Customers at IUIGA’s Retail+ stores are required to pre-register to unlock the full digital shopping experience, which allows them easy access to product information using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, cashless payment options and location-based store recommendations from the IUIGA app. Products added to a customers’ e-cart can be checked out without the need to key in home delivery details as the system already has the purchasers’home address on record. E-receipts are also emailed upon order completion, allowing IUIGA to go completely paperless. These features of the store effectively render unsustainable paper waste, heavy shopping baskets and payment queues a thing of the past.
According to research conducted by Euromonitor, Singaporean consumers' eager adoption and use of technology have resulted in the development of new consumer habits such as "showrooming", whereby customers visit retail stores to try out products before making their purchaes online. To address such shifts in retailing in Singapore, IUIGA has capitalised on smart techonologies for an innovative and smartphone-powered retail exeprience where customers can put IUIGA's products to test.
Replacing Salt Tapas & Bar at Raffles City, The Botanic finds inspiration in nature, showcasing a menu of delicious plant-based sharing dishes.
Dishes are made more substantial with the use of nutrient dense superfoods, whole grains and bright, punchy dressings. A reflection of the culinary team’s travels and experiences, guests will find a showcase of South-East Asian and Middle Eastern flavours prominently expressed on the a plate.
A sustainable, organic and biodynamic wine list, a fruit-based cocktail selection, revitalising ice tea and refreshing mocktails are to be enjoyed in their nature inspired setting.
General manager Karl Higgins and group executive chef Shannon Binnie, both of them proteges of Celebrity Chef-Restaurateur Luke Mangan, proudly take the helm of The Botanic.
Mangan’s departure from the Salt brand facilitates a platform for the Chef to revolutionise new experiences as he creates innovative dish combinations that draw inspiration from his own cultures and past culinary experiences. The move to The Botanic’s will see Karl continuing in a hands-on operational role, but also working to develop and enhance the customer experience further.
Tipo 00, also known as “doppio zero” or “granero tero” originates from Italy. It is a type of wheat flour which is smooth and almost silky to the touch.
Tipo Pasta Bar is about the celebration of artisanal produce – the pasta at Tipo are handcrafted using high quality ingredients and the re-imagination of how flavours can be combined and elevated using its surrounding elements. The permutations of pasta and flavours such as Dill & Lemon Fettucine and Saffron Fusilli are among many others that are made from scratch.
Servings are in two sizes, Regulare ($9.90) & Grande ($12.90), each with the option of a combination of shapes and flavours. The pastabilities are endless!
Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) has acquired a prime greenfield site for S$62.4 million for its maiden development project. It will build the first co-living property in Singapore’s research and innovation business hub, one-north.
Located at Nepal Hill amidst 400 companies, 800 startups and 50,000 professionals, the property is expected to be managed by its sponsor, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) under the coliving brand, lyf, targeted at the rising millennial segment. To be named lyf one-north, the property will offer 324 units1. It is slated to achieve Temporary Occupation Permit by 2020 and open in 2021.
The 60-year leasehold site was put up by the JTC Corporation (JTC) for sale in a two-envelope concept and price tender. Ascott Reit’s concept proposal features the creative use of communal spaces, a holistic design centred on building a vibrant and collaborative community, as well as comprehensive programmes which promote social bonding, wellness, personal development and business networking.
The 200-hectare one-north estate has attracted over S$7 billion worth of investments in critical growth sectors such as the biomedical, info-communications and media industries. The location is also a talent development hub, home to world-renowned business schools and corporate universities.
lyf one-north Singapore is located right next to the one-north MRT station and a 30-minute ride to the Central Business District. The property enjoys easy access to key districts within the city via the Ayer Rajah Expressway and public transportation network. Commercial buildings as well as dining and retail options are available in the vicinity. Guests can look forward to fully-digital customer experience and communal amenities such as a lap pool, social kitchen, fitness area, barbeque garden, outdoor seating area, residents’ lounge, laundromat, thematic function rooms, and indoor events hall. Spanning a gross floor area of over 73,447 square feet (6,823.5 square metres)2, lyf one-north Singapore will offer a mix of studio and loft units.
With this acquisition, Ascott Reit will own five properties in prime locations in the central and western regions of Singapore, offering approximately 1,000 apartment units. Ascott Reit’s other four properties in Singapore are Ascott Orchard Singapore, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore and Somerset Liang Court Singapore. Please see Annex for further details of lyf and lyf one-north Singapore.
COURTS the leading retailer of home electronics, IT and furniture products in Singapore, recently unveiled its newly refurbished Ang Mo Kio store as part of its commitment to revitalising the customer experience throughout its physical store network.
The redesigned two-story store spans 35,000 sq ft and is the second largest store in the transformation roadmap after COURTS’ flagship Tampines Megastore, which was redesigned in November 2017. The transformation brings the Megastore customer experience to a 25-year-old store sitting in the heart of one of Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods.
Level 1 displays the latest retail concepts by major brands and for the first time, Apple, Samsung and Huawei are unveiling full brand concept areas in the store, where recently launched gadgets Note 9, iPhone Xs and Xs Max are retailing, and the upcoming Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and iPhone XR will retail in a week to come when they are launched. While shopping for the kitchen, customers are now engaged in culinary delights by the new interactive cooking demonstration station with a regular line-up of cooking hosts. GURU, COURTS’ solutions provider, now has its owncounter on Level 1, inviting customers to consult in-house experts on repair issues, maintenance or smart link-up solutions for the home, and even trade-in and warranty services for their new gadgets.
To optimise the new space, the IT and electrical product range at COURTS Ang Mo Kio has been carefully curated to bring the latest and greatest in value. Customers can shop from the laptop and PC range, including new ASUS and Acer gaming concept areas, as well as the latest gaming models from the likes of HP, Lenovo and Dell. That sits next to the camera and wearables section, showcasing the latest in this trending category. COURTS’ TV range has a good mix of premium and entry-level models, including the latest OLED and QLED models on the market. From small to large home needs, homeowners can comfortably browse small home appliances as well as major white goods such as washers and air-conditioners.
Part of COURTS’ transformation of its furniture category, the partitions on Level 2 have been broken down to reveal the full space and showcase furniture in apartment and lifestyle settings. With today’s customers looking for a greater degree of personalisation, COURTS encourages self-browsing with its Customisation Wall, showcasing a range of fabrics and leathers for its made-to-order range of sofas. Design Studio, the company’s interior design and renovation solutions provider, has been refurbished as a three-room HDB showflat, offering shoppers visual inspiration as well as the option of packaging their renovation needs with home furnishing. A selected range of bedding from 10 leading brands offers all mattress sizes andcustomisable bedding options available at COURTS at a glance.
“While today’s shoppers are turning online to browse and compare prices, they still look to stores to provide the irreplaceable experience of great service that accompanies a satisfying shopping trip. Friendly advice from experts, complementary fix-it solutions, customisation options, inspirational showcases and fuss-free ‘click and collect’ – these have become part of the expectations of today’s modern, omni-channel shopper. Ang Mo Kio is the latest in our commitment to transform our physical shopping experience for Singaporeans. As our second oldest store at 25 years old, COURTS Ang Mo Kio has seen generations of shoppers and this redesign reaffirms our commitment to modern homeowners with great service at the best value,” shared Mr Ben Tan, Country CEO of COURTS Singapore.
Set in a shophouse in Kampong Glam; the 30-seater IB HQ is the brick & mortar cocktail bar of The Indigenous Bartender, a platform that was created for like-minded bartenders (and foodies) looking to explore locally sourced ingredients and their uses with a culinary and creative approach.
Helmed by Zurina Bryant and Kamil Foltan (the latter has previously worked for Potato Head and Tippling Club), IB HQ offers cocktails with intriguing ingredients.
Cocktails are priced from $22++ onwards. View their cocktails menu here.
Sephora has officially opened a new branch in Causeway Point; bringing their amazing range of products closer to the residents/shoppers in the North.
Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970. Sephora's unique, open-sell environment features an ever-increasing amount of classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, makeup, fragrance, body and hair care, in addition to Sephora's own private label.
Today, Sephora is not only the leading chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, but also a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world.
Hanbang Skin Solutions, the latest Korean facial service centre entrenched in Korean traditional massage technique, has opened its first centre at NEX Serangoon.
Established by KC Group, the same people behind the successful cluster of beauty and hair businesses, namely Yakson Singapore, Apgujeong Hair Studio, Myeongdong Hair Studio and Aoyama Hair Studio, the new centre features facial treatments that incorporate its key proprietary GeunmakTM Therapy – a Korean traditional skincare method, which enables customers to achieve firmer facial muscles, as well as a smoother and brighter skin appearance.
Spanning about 1,000 sq ft with eight private treatment rooms bathed in light beige and woody hues, the centre offers customers a calming and relaxing environment. More importantly, customers can expect attentiveness and professional service from the skilled beauticians.
Instead of focusing on the surface layer of the skin, Hanbang’s GeunmakTM Therapy concentrates on the deeper layers by stimulating the fascia; which is a layer of connective tissue made up of collagen that sits beneath the skin to enclose and stabilise the facial muscles. Using the Korean traditional massage technique, this facial therapy helps to relieve tensions between the muscles; boosts blood circulation, and activates the lymph nodes on the face concurrently.
One of the signature treatments at Hanbang Skin Solutions is the Hanbang Anti-Glycation Care. Glycation occurs when one consumes too much sugar, which can weaken the skin and internal organs, as well as retards the skin’s protein, elastin and collagen production. As a result, the skin starts to wrinkle, sag and become dull. In order to prevent premature aging of the skin, Hanbang Anti-Glycation Care treatment infuses essential nutrients into the skin to support the skin’s structure. The proprietary facial massage technique used in the treatment would promote skin elasticity and contour the face through detox and lymphatic drainage, which in turn, firm up the muscles.
Every facial treatment at Hanbang Skin Solutions is specially curated to target different common skin concerns among Singaporean women and men. Before extending any treatment, customers will undergo a skin analysis, which allows the beauty therapist to recommend the most suitable treatment and products for their skin condition in order to achieve optimal facial result. Besides Hanbang Anti-Glycation Care, other available treatments include Anti-Blemish Care, Deep Pore Cleansing Care and Hydro Boost Care, just to name a few.
Come 2020, HomeTeamNS members will be able to enjoy a 2,800 sqm indoor adventure hubcomplete with a rope course and fireman slides – among other facilities – when their dazzling new Khatib clubhouse opens.
This was announced recently at the clubhouse’s groundbreaking ceremony. Other features unveiled include
a tactical simulator,
a state-of-the-art 1,500 sqm gym,
along with four man caves as comfortable hangout areas.
The 21,000 sqm five-storey clubhouse (with a one-storey basement) will feature green innovations such as charging stations for electric cars, solar panels and an eco-filtration swimming pool. It will also be equipped with self-service kiosks and “chatbots”, allowing HomeTeamNS members to renew their membership, make payments and book facilities with greater ease. HomeTeamNS is also partnering POSB to pilot cashless transaction solutions, which will be integrated into its new clubhouses.
Located along Yishun Avenue 2, the clubhouse will replace the current facility in Sembawang and is designed to serve about 250,000 Home Team NSmen. It is one of three new clubhouses that will be built as part of a long-term development master plan.
Newly-opened in Capitol Piazza, Famous Treasure offers guests a feast of local Chinese favourites and seafood signatures. The hallmarks of the cuisine are based on tasty and bold flavors prepared using a selection of quality and freshest ingredients by a team of highly-skilled chefs.
Whet your tastebuds with the delicious yet all-time local favourites, such as the signature Singapore chili crab, traditional fish head curry in claypot, braised rice vermicelli with clams in superior stock, Kuala Lumpur style Hokkien Mee and poached sliced pork belly with minced garlic.
Request for the wine list when dining at Famous Treasure as the restaurant offers also good selection of wines and whiskies to pair with the select dishes, making your gourmet meal into an experience.
Besides the main dining area, this 136-seater restaurant offers four private dining rooms that can accommodate 10-12 guests in each room. There are also four private cabins, which can seat up to four guests in each room, all perfectly suited for corporate dining, or celebrating special occasions.
The newly-opened Djitsun Mall Bedok is also home to the newest & largest game arcade in the east of Singapore. Visit Fat Cat Arcade and try your skills at over 100 latest & most thrilling game machines!
Fat Cat Arcade's tokens cost as little as $0.16. Tickets which you win from their game macines can be exchanged for prizes at their prize redemption area which houses 500 prizes for your selection. The arcade is open daily from 11am to 1am.
Golden Village Multiplex (GV), Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, has answered the call of the residents of Bedok, with the opening of its new 576-seat multiplex at the new Djitsun Mall Bedok, where the iconic Princess Theatre once stood. They also introduced a new local curry-flavoured popcorn which is sold exclusively at GV Bedok as GV pays homage to local food culture.
From Hollywood blockbusters to inspiring independent films, patrons of the new six- theatre multiplex can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with pristine sound, from the unparalleled comfort of GV Bedok’s leatherette seats – all within the immediate vicinity of their homes, as the company continues its steadfast commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience in Singapore.
GV Bedok will cater to the demand among residents for a cineplex in a neighbourhood that was once home to a cluster of four cinemas in the 1990s. Since the closing of the Princess Theatre 10 years ago, residents of Bedok have eagerly awaited the return of a movie theatre to Singapore’s most densely populated neighbourhood, home to some 300,000 residents.
In a homage to this renowned food haven in the Eastern part of Singapore, which is famed for its traditional hawker dishes, Golden Village has launched a new localised curry-flavoured gourmet popcorn in tandem with the opening of its new cinema. The flavour is exclusively available at GV Bedok for three months from GV Bedok’s opening. In addition, GV will introduce three other gourmet popcorn flavours – Seaweed Wasabi, Caramel, and Cheese – across its cinemas island-wide.
Continuing its enthusiasm for culinary delights and support of local brands, GV is also working with homegrown F&B chain Saybons to offer cinemagoers a wholesome spread of hot soups, pastas and light bites at GV Bedok.
French brand Lacoste opens a new store at Raffles City Shopping Centre in Singapore featuring its latest concept: “Le Club”. A first in South East Asia, the new concept reflects the synthesis of the brand and its creator René Lacoste in one location: the club.
The 1,873 square feet space is reminiscent of a tennis court with vintage design elements that are a nod to the brand’s heritage. These elements are juxtaposed against natural wood that gives the store a brightness which lets light in. The fitting rooms are also designed to look like locker rooms.
The store offers a complete range of apparel, leather goods, fragrances and footwear. It features the quintessential polo wall which showcases Lacoste’s iconic L.12.12 polo shirts in its extensive color range, including the newly launched Paris Polo which is inspired by a dress shirt but created with the freedom and comfort of a polo. This store will also carry runway collections and special collections including the 85th anniversary collection that was created to celebrate both the heritage and innovation of the brand.
A personalized embroidery workshop was also built into the store to offer customization option for consumers wishing to personalize their Lacoste polos with their initials.
The new concept is part of the brand’s strategy to create a stronger brand identity and to strengthen the brand’s premium status throughout its global markets.
Home is where your story begins. Where you choose to live, is equally as important as what your lifestyle will be when you are living there.
The Garden Residences, overlooking one of Singapore’s best known and much-loved neighbourhoods, Serangoon Gardens, presents a life that has been built on these fundamentals.
Location, one that surrounds you with lifestyle, shopping and F&B establishments. Connections, with a transport network that takes you anywhere you need to be in minutes. Education, because the pursuit of learning at any age should never be undervalued. Architecture, in creating a home that stands the test of time and draws inspiration from the gardens outside, to create a life that’s well-lived inside.
Overlooking one of Singapore's most-loved neighbourhoods, Serangoon Gardens, residents of The Garden Residences can enjoy the convenience of being surrounded by a diverse selection of lifestyle, shopping and dining options.
At The Garden Residences, living well comes naturally. With 55 exclusive residents’ facilities specially designed for physical invigoration and also total relaxation, unwinding has never been this easy.
A smart nation calls for a smart home. The Garden Residences also seamlessly incorporates intelligent community and home features to provide residents a connected, convenient, secure and empowered life.
Select your dream home from 613 one- to five-bedroom residences ranging from 452 sq ft to 1,981 sq ft – spread across five 15 storey towers with North and South orientations for maximum air ventilation.
Feel the heat, sip on Mezcal, taste and share plates as you savour the flavours and move to the Latin beat.
So, question is. Who is Poncho???
Poncho loved life and had many homes around Latin America. He enjoyed great food, drinks, music, cigars and movies. His house was for everyone. Combining the best of all his casas, the Casa Poncho team bring his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
Enjoy menu highlights like La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple or Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar. Or the Pulpo Ranchero - tender grilled octopus topped with chili ranchera salsa, pumpkin seeds and a dash of scallion oil.
Don't miss ordering a Mezcal-based cocktail like their signature La Margarita del Poncho.
Committed in developing trendy apparels at an affordable price for the budding fashionistas, FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
Introduced to Singapore in 2004, FOX Kids & Baby is one of the 12 brands managed under Wing Tai Retail.
Renowned experiential enrichment for preschoolers from Japan, KUNO Method, is now in Singapore.
First-of-its-kind in Singapore, KUNO Method uses a unique learning method to build an all-rounded foundation catered to 3-6 years old children for future learning.
Established enrichment from Japan with more than 30 years of track record:
KUNO method is an established enrichment programme renowned for grooming well-rounded preschoolers who ace the entrance tests of the prestigious private primary schools in Japan.
Founder Mr Yasuyoshi Kuno devoted all his working life of over 44 years to early childhood education. He is a recognised expert and advises the Osaka prefecture in its education reform. He believes that children who had mastered foundational concepts and have critical reasoning and logical thinking will enjoy learning and solve problems independently.
KUNO method’s large range of books and teaching materials are distributed by more than 200 bookstores throughout Japan. Apart from Japan, the KUNO method has a strong following in China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and put into curriculum in Korea.
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.
Pizza Maru is the most symbolic pizza brand in Korea, with more than 620 stores across Korea and is now available at Northpoint City. Now it’s the first of its kind in Singapore, offering Korean Pizza with a well-being angle.
Pizza Maru's signature green tea pizza dough recipe is a successful patent exclusive to the brand; advocating the concept of healthy well-being food. Besides green tea ingredients, there are also flaxseed, chlorella, barley and 12 other healthy grains added to the dough recipe.
In order to bring out the best Korean food culture to the world, Pizza Maru's menu offers not only high-quality Korean pizza, but also Korean fried chicken, Korean pasta and other interesting products.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Visit the new SEVENFRIDAY Space Singapore at Raffles City! A place where friends and fans gather to recharge, refresh and regroup over watches and accessories.
SEVENFRIDAY is a watch brand founded in 2012 by Dan Niederer and its watches mostly use square cases.
Taking industrial materials, eye catching design and combining it with a forward thinking approach to social media - including very early tie-ins with a certain Watch Anish - while keeping the price point achievable, SEVENFRIDAY started to turn heads in the watch world.
PS.Cafe opened in 1999 as a cosy cafe hidden within Projectshop clothing store. This charming and understated spot quickly gained a following for its hearty takes on savoury cafe classics, famous truffle shoestring fries and indulgent cakes, puddings and tarts. Thoughtfully detailed interiors, lush surroundings, friendly relaxed service and generous portions have made this homegrown Singapore brand an internationally recognized local favourite. PS.Cafe is the place for legendary brunches and lazy afternoon teas, romantic dates and friendly celebrations in beautiful surroundings.
The Singapore headquarters will house the senior regional leadership teams of the Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare businesses and will work alongside the US hub to support its Global Headquarters in the UK to manage commercial activities around the world.
Located at One-North in the Rochester Park area of Singapore, it will enable GSK to better anticipate and respond to diverse healthcare needs across different markets, placing GSK in a leading position to support patients and consumers.
The new Bedok Public Library is among a suite of community services provided at the new integrated complex, Heartbeat@Bedok. It covers an area of 4,150 square metres spread across the 2nd and 3rd storey at Heartbeat@Bedok and serves residents in the South East areas of Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Frankel, Kaki Bukit and Kembangan.
The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in Heartbeat@Bedok and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
The new Yishun Park Hawker Centre with 43 cooked food stalls and about 800 seats has open for business. Residents can look forward to enjoying affordable food at the new hawker centre, which will feature natural ventilation, family-friendly features, such as child-friendly toilet facilities and family-friendly seating, and built-in tray-return facilities at accessible locations.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has appointed Timbre Group as the managing agent for the Yishun Park hawker centre. Timbre Group’s proposal was selected following the evaluation of the five proposals received for NEA’s call for tender for the management of the hawker centre made in February 2017. The proposal by Timbre Group showed a strong emphasis on social objectives, had various productivity measures, and comprised innovative solutions to ensure the vibrancy of the hawker centre. Timbre Group was set up in 2005, and they have a wide experience in the local food and beverage industry.
NEA has been exploring various alternative management models for hawker centres by engaging socially-conscious operators as managing agents. The experience of these operators in food and beverage operations, as well as property and lease management, can help improve the operational efficiency of hawker centres. They can also help enhance the dining experience at hawker centres while ensuring good quality and affordable food. Socially-conscious operators may also be more flexible and better able to provide centre-specific solutions to address issues which vary from centre to centre.
As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values for nearly two centuries.
In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks founded Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America. Since then, they are proud to have become an institution that has shaped the American style of dress through fashion innovation, fine quality, personal service, and exceptional value in their products.
Visit their revamped Raffles City boutique with the latest Fall/Winter 17 collections ready for your patronage.
Tucked away inside NTU's Alumni Building in One-North, casual restaurant Coalesce would love to bring the world on your plate.
Infusing different elements, ingredients and techniques onto one plate; their dedicated team of chefs had came up with a whole new take on fusion food. Each dish is creatively designed, comprising of more than one culture, but yet, compliments with one another to become one.
Canberra Station is a new MRT stop on the North-South Line. The North-South Line is Singapore’s first MRT line – parts of it were open in 1987 – but a new Canberra Station will be added to it in 2019.
As the elevated station is being “tagged” onto an existing line, construction will be challenging as the planners have to be mindful of working hours and work spaces.
When the new station opens in 2019, residents in the vicinity will have a direct connection to the MRT network, without the need to take a bus. Commuters travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East will save up to 10 minutes of travelling time.
To better facilitate commuter movement and enhance accessibility, Canberra station is designed with five entrances, with one connected to the new housing estates across Canberra Link. An elevated link bridge to be built across Canberra Link will enable commuters to directly access the city-bound train platform. The new station will also have covered linkways to bus stops, pick-up and drop-off points as well as bicycle parks.
Ginza Rokukakutei's first overseas venture outside Japan is now open at Odeon Towers.
Rokukakutei in Osaka has been a one-Michelin-starred specialty restaurant since year 2009. Then it opened a 2nd outlet in Ginza, Tokyo.
The concept of the restaurant is serving Kushiage (deep fried skewers) and wine pairing with selected luxury wines like their outlets at Ginza and Azabujuban in Tokyo. Think omakase style dining but with deep fried skewers.
District6, Singapore’s newest co-working space, has opened its doors.
Housed on the second floor of Odeon Towers, the chic and minimalist space is designed to flood the space with natural light in the day. The generous 10,000 square feet space is outfitted with comforting furnishings and a pleasing palette of wood and white – drawing from the belief that the art of a decluttered space leads to a decluttered mind. Furthermore, the founders have left it up to the discretion of its tenants to decorate their own office as they see fit such that it would feel more like their very own space.
The promising community that the District6 team have built so far include people who create and innovate the built environment like real estate tech and smart living start-up IglooHome and one of the most significant research and education non-profits in the real estate industry - Urban Land Institute.
The team at DISTRICT6 will host events relevant to the co-working community that inspire and inform, above the usual networking opportunities. Those include, the first real estate tech Hackathon in Singapore hosted in collaboration with IglooHome, keynote speeches and networking hosted by Urban Land Institute, and fundraisers for visionary hotel schools in Myanmar.
The unassuming but elegantly designed space at District6 is utilised to provide a range of flexi desks, dedicated desks, private studios (for teams of 2 to 4), private offices (for larger companies with 5 to 20 people); and four unique meeting rooms.
Amenities and facilities include small meetings rooms, dedicated phone booths, a large boardroom, and an event space that holds up to 100 people, complete with 8-metre high ceiling with a projectable wall. The communal ‘living room’ also houses specialty Coffee bar from Kyoto, Kurasu. All beans are sourced by a specialty roaster around Japan to offer the finest selection of brews to keep the team going throughout the day – all complimentary to members of course.
Homegrown e-retailer, Reebonz, has opened an 8-storey S$40m e-commerce hub in Tampines on Tuesday 30 May.
The building will house the luxury fashion e-commerce company’s management as well as its warehousing and distribution services.
The 200,000-square-foot space is four times larger than Reebonz's previous office and distribution centre and now stock more than 500,000 types of products - which is more than 11 times its previous capacity.
The new hub will be a platform for Reebonz to scale across the region in terms of having a centralised distribution centre that will distribute their products across 17 countries around the world.
A scaly surprise awaits you at Singapore Zoo's newest permanent exhibit RepTopia.
Housing an expanded range of reptiles and amphibians, crawl over for an immersive experience through desserts and tropical forest regions.
Love them or hate them, reptiles are fascinating creatures. Discover the scaly denizens of RepTopia. Make a date with the panther chameleon, Gaboon viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends, and learn more about them through engaging activities especially rolled out for this June holiday.
A Croissandwich is a cross between a sandwich and a croissant. Enjoy yours at The Croissandwich Shop, a new cafe at One-North and it is the perfect place to enjoy a delectable range of Croissandwiches, fresh bakes and artisanal coffee.
Try their Cheese Baked Portobello Mushroom & Guacamole Croissandwich or indulge in their Vietnamese-inspired Roasted Chicken with Pho Mayo Croissandwich which are palate and tummy pleasers.
The Croissandwich Shop also serves coffee made from Liberty Coffee Speakeasy blend.
Established over 90 years ago, Dorothy Perkins, a multinational women’s fashion retailer based in the United Kingdom now has nearly 600 UK stores and over 50 international outlets. Their latest branch here will be opening soon at Raffles City.
Dorothy Perkins provides feminine fashion and a shopping experience customers clearly love - a jersey top is sold every two seconds and the store has won numerous awards for its collections.
Their ranges are updated weekly in-store and daily online. The brand offers sizes 6 to 22, and a wide range of collections including Tall, Petite, Maternity, Shoes and Accessories.
About one quarter of the retail space at the new Funan mall has been taken up and local theatre company W!LD RICE is among one of the latest tenants announced together with a few other familiar brands.
The retail mall will have 200 shops over six storeys, and is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.
W!LD RICE will build a 18,000 sq ft, 380-seat theatre - the first facility of its kind designed and managed by a local theatre group to be located within a commercial complex.
W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
Melissa, the original “jelly” shoe brand from Brazil has revolutionised the footwear industry with its avant-garde designs since its introduction in 1979. Opening soon at Raffles City.
Each pair of Melissa shoe is a covetable piece of art; they are easily recognisable from their modern designs and rich colours. The shoes are comfortable, fashionable, express individuality and are eco-friendly that many stylish women and celebrities have even become huge fans and advocates of the brand – from the likes of Victoria’s Secret supermodel Alessandra AmbrÃ³sio with whom Melissa has collaborated with and launched a capsule collection, to Hollywood stars such as Katie Holmes, Vanessa Hudgens and Anne Hathaway.
Melissa shoes are made from a unique, patented plastic material called MELFLEX TM, which was created to improve the flexibility and quality of PVC. MELFLEX TM is a form of PVC that provides improved elasticity, impermeability and resistance. It is hypoallergenic, odourless and 100% recyclable.
ComNam Vietnamese Street Eats is back at Raffles City. With a brand new look and menu, they bring to the table some of the most iconic dishes from the streets of northern, central and southern Vietnam.
Staying true to its roots, the dishes at ComNam are inspired by traditional recipes which have been influenced by both French and Vietnamese gastronomy.
Their BÃºn tÃ´m cháº£ cÃ¡ Háº£i PhÃ²ng hails from Hai Phong — the northern coastal region known for its abundance of fresh seafood — the noodles are simmered in a flavourful seafood broth and topped with fresh giant king prawns, prawn cake slices, and pork leg slices.
Pixel Studios by The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is the first dedicated facility in Singapore to spur the next generation of digital content creators and media professionals to explore innovative ways of content creation and storytelling.
Spearheaded by IMDA and managed by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), the 25,000 sq ft space located at the Pixel building in one-north, is one of IMDA’s PIXEL (Promising Innovations and Experiential Learning) innovation spaces.
By providing a full suite of facilities and resources backed by capability development programmes with industry partners, Pixel Studios aims to build a community of creators and create opportunities for collaboration across the creative ecosystem.
Collaborative areas, production and technology tools at Pixel Studios will support content creators to experiment and innovate with content and technology. Facilities at Pixel Studios include thematic spaces that can double up as sets for filming and production purposes. For example, meeting and seminar rooms are dressed up as a vintage diner, a kopitiam-themed area with a stage for meeting and presentations, a bar-themed area, a kitchen studio, a relaxation corner and screening area, hot desking spaces, and make-up and changing rooms.
The space will also cater to a larger community of game start-ups. They will enjoy more physical space, with an approximate forty per cent increase in floor area compared to the former Games Solution Centre’s premises at Block 71.
Production and technology tools to support experimentation will include a green screen studio equipped with professional video equipment, editing tools such as video post-editing, recording and audio post-production suites; VR/AR gear, as well as game engines.
To grow the community, digital content creators and professionals interested in creating experimental content or pilots, are welcome to explore and use the space by submitting a proposal on the official website, www.IMPIXEL.sg.
DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy serves Modern French Asian Cuisine and is a space where what you smell, taste, see and hear is distilled by Andrew Lum & Chrisotpohe Lerouy to its essence for an unforgettable experience!
With almost 20 years of experience in various restaurants around the world including Michelin starred restaurant. Chef Lerouy was awarded his 1st Michelin star in Alma By Juan Amador as a Chef De cuisine. After he left Alma by Juan Amador. He furthers his journey as a co-owner of Dstllry par Christophe Lerouy, and introduces his unique modern French cuisine with influence of Asian touch to his new project in collaboration with the founder of DSTLLRY, Andrew Lum.
An exciting lifestyle destination plugged into the world of tech and socially savvy consumers will be coming up in 4Q 2019 on the site of the former Funan DigitaLife Mall, right in the heart of Singapore's Civic & Cultural District at 100 North Bridge Road.
Building on its legacy as the definitive IT mall in Singapore over the last three decades, Funan will go beyond selling IT products to incorporating the tech experience throughout the entire integrated development. There are currently 3 confirmed tenants: movie operator Golden Village, food court operator Kopitiam and rock climbing facility Climb Central. Climb Central will offer a 50-lane rock climbing facility, and its highest wall will span four floors.
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.
An unprecedented experience showcasing the café, bar and dining culture of the illustrious Habsburg Empire awaits you at Kaiserhaus in June.
Experience authentic culinary delights unfolding the best from this unique melting pot encompassing Austria, Hungary, Northern Italy, Czech Republic to the Balkans.
Premiering in Singapore – revel in the historically reputed Julius Meinl gourmet coffee and tea, Zauner chocolates and pastries, craft beers from Hirter Brewery, outstanding wines and more from this majestic region.
They are so passionate about coffee that they established their own plantation in Tropical North Queensland, Australia, providing Singapore with the island’s finest coffee. Lovingly nurtured from plantation to cup their exclusive arabica coffee is grown, harvested and roasted to perfection,
The cafe is contemporary, warm yet vibrant. A great meeting place, chill place and lunch place.