Singapore’s most innovative and high-tech gym is now open at Ngee Ann City.
Spanning 28,000 sq ft, with a 30m sprint track and a dedicated boxing area, the new Pure Fitness outlet opens its doors to the public this month and also debuts with the world’s first stationary bike featuring virtual reality (VR) technology.
With a super-sized space, luminous atmosphere and sky’s-the-limit energy – they’ll inspire you to get in the zone with every workout.
Fit in some prime zone time amidst your premium shopping, lifestyle and dining adventures.
Visit the new club and experience their most progressive and innovative gym, with a 270° Immersive Fitness™ studio, exciting new group classes, virtual reality experiences and a team of world-class instructors and trainers who will inspire you to get in the zone with every workout!
Enjoy luxurious changing rooms as well as complimentary Wi-Fi at their spacious lounge where you can chill out with healthy raw snacks, salads and smoothies from nood food. So if you’re looking for the ultimate fitness experience, they’ve got you covered!
The 5,000 sqft store is also home to Swee Lee Social Club; an in-store casual cafe for patrons to rest and hang ten, a hangout space for music lovers to exchange over cuppas and sweets.
The bigger store space at Star Vista is also the expansion of Swee Lee Music Academy and it is now fitted with five teaching rooms for you to learn music and jam away.
Swee Lee Star Vista Lifestyle Store also offers repair services and a special VIP treatment (by appointment only), for those who’d like to have consultations with the pros on the range of limited edition guitars.
As golfers are faced with fewer options and less time for golf in Singapore, Marina Bay Golf Course is getting creative in making the sport more appealing to juniors, families and even serious golfers.
Experience its new par 24, 6-hole putting course featuring 211 metres of natural grass putting surface against the stunning backdrop of Singapore’s city skyline. Discover this uniquely designed course through 6 holes of fun and challenges only at Marina Bay Putting Course!
The Marina Bay Putting Course's conceptualisation and design is a collaboration between NCI Golf Pte Ltd and Universal Gardens Pte Ltd, aim to make the putting course fun and challenging for the novice and the experienced golfer.
In addition to its manicured greens which are similar to those on the golf course, the putting course features careful contouring, undulations, and holes of varying lengths. Its par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes ranging from 20 to 62 metres, and challenging breaks take golfers on a mind- bending and exploratory golf journey.
At NorthStar Gymnastics, they are committed to making your gymnastics and fitness dreams come true. Their new 4,700 sq ft air-conditioned facility at the newly-launched SingPost Centre Mall provides an outstanding environment for students of all levels and abilities.
â€‹Whether you’re a beginner or a competitive gymnast, reach your full potential with NorthStar Gymnastics.
At NorthStar Gymnastics, they embrace a fun, positive and safe way to learn! Their gymnastics & fitness classes cater to all abilities and goals. Choose from their progressive Beginner, Competitive & Adult gymnastics programmes. Class sizes are kept small to provide individual attention and practice time.
NorthStar Gymnastics is founded by Coach Jon Gutierrez in 2017 to provide a conducive space where students can reach their full potential. An active member of Singapore Gymnastics, he served as Gymnastics Floor Manager at both the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and 2015 SEA Games. He also trains new coaches as a presenter with SG Coaches accreditation programme.
Sembawang Hot Spring, the only hot spring on mainland Singapore, will be developed into a community park 10 times its current size.
The Sembawang Hot Spring was discovered in 1908 on the grounds owned by a Chinese merchant, Seah Eng Keong. Since then, the land has changed hands a few times. It was once a thermal bathhouse for Japanese soldiers, after their occupation of Singapore during World War II.
Sembawang Hot Spring holds many memories for the community that has used it over the years. The design of the new Sembawang Hot Spring Park is shaped by the 'kampung-like' environment and will be kept rustic with various spaces where visitors can gather & enjoy the activities in this unique park. The design will be further refined with ideas and suggestions received from the public.
Work on the park will begin in early 2018 and are expected to be completed by 2019.
With state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking, Zero Latency at Suntec City will take you into the next level of social gaming.
Zero Latency is the global leader in free-roaming multi-player virtual reality and the largest virtual reality gaming arena in Singapore. Originating from Melbourne, Australia Zero Latency is regarded as one of the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences that has catapulted onto the world stage, with venues across the globe.
One moment you’re living in your own world, the next you’re lost in theirs. You know you’re just visiting, but your mind is convinced otherwise. Your heart is pounding, the adrenaline is flowing, you try to remind yourself that these worlds aren’t real… but the feelings definitely are. One moment is all it takes to be completely consumed in a world that will blow your mind forever.
Zero Latency’s virtual reality setup includes a unique combination of technology, software and unparalleled imagination that transports you and your friends to the ultimate free-roam, social experiences. Their platform is constantly advancing and their worlds are continually expanding, ensuring you are left with nothing less than a mind-altering experience every single time.
Their physical spaces are warehouse scale, designed for up to 8 players, and once you and your team enter the virtual world, creative methods reuse the space transforming them to epic scale! Untethered, you and your friends can freely and confidently explore the game space focused on our immersive worlds, not having to wonder where the walls are. Their facility also features a social lounge bar so you can enjoy some well-earned refreshments and debrief with your squad.
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.
Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is upping the ante in the entertainment scene in the east of the city, with the opening of Singapore’s first all-new laser projection multiplex at the new Singpost Centre retail mall, located at the heart of Paya Lebar.
Laser projection made its debut on the screens in all eight auditoriums at the 756-seat GV Paya Lebar, which officially opened to the public last month.
With a brightness of 20,000 lumens, the Barco Smart Laser Projection delivers unprecedented picture quality, far outperforming traditional digital projections. The new system creates higher contrast, clearer, crisper imagery and higher colour saturation, providing viewers with a far superior visual effect.
Similarly, auditorium seating has undergone a radical re-think from conventional cinema row-seating. Fusing contemporary design with essential modern-day comfort, GV Paya Lebar’s latest seating concept in its DUO DELUXE hall, gives movie goers the option of enhanced privacy and comfort. With its opulent twin leatherette seats, specially designed with lumbar cushion for superior support, the exclusive 58-seat cinema is further testament to GV’s uncompromising approach to creating the ultimate cinema experience.
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.
Much more than a state-of-the-art retail and performance space, the new Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard - the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, houses a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation – the Steinway SPIRIO, a high-resolution re-performance piano, to exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex, pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The new store’s open façade is uniquely designed similarly to one of Steinway's 130 patents - the seamless, continuous-bent rim (invented in 1878 and is done virtually the same way today as it was then). A Steinway grand piano displayed at the store front is available for shoppers to tinkle on.
Also, they can host up to 80 pax with a full-size performance stage and the store will be frequently used as a recital hall that allows musicians & audiences to connect. The rehearsal studio for artists and students, which houses two Steinway Grands, is another embodiment of Steinway's commitment to celebrating arts & culture.
Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
OUE Social Kitchen is your kitchen in the city to co-cook, co-create and commune! That's right. Singapore's very first communal kitchen is a space designed for friends, families and even strangers to come together, and share and discover the joy of cooking and dining together.
At OUE Social Kitchen, they celebrate the joy of cooking and creating culinary feasts with anyone and everyone.
Bring your own ingredients, whip up your own meal and let them do the cleaning up! Guests will have full access to state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy a range of crockery, utensils and basic condiments provided for.
Go and embark on a savoury adventure, construct ingenious food encounters and share a meal and every other experience that goes into making it.
Diggersite is a fun destination and has brought its one-of-a-kind edutainment centre indoor with a new branch set up at Suntec City.
Diggersite offers a unique experience for families and kids! It is a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which forms the basic foundation for writing, crafts and other fine motor activities.
You can also visit their recently relocated new outdoor site at 91 Lorong Chencharu in Yishun.
Diggersite will definitely provide unforgettable day of fun-filled activities designed to enhance hand-eye coordination skills and at the same time fostering independence through hands-on experience in operating the machinery.
NParks developed and curated the St John’s Island Trail to encourage public appreciation for its rich biodiversity and the history of St John’s Island and Sisters’ Islands Marine Park. The trail is part of NParks’ outreach initiatives on marine biodiversity under NParks’ Nature Conservation Masterplan, which consolidates Singapore’s biodiversity conservation efforts to help achieve Singapore’s City in a Garden vision.
The 2.8 km St John’s Island Trail comprises 15 stations marked with signboards that serve as both station markers and educational resources, highlighting the diversity of flora and fauna as well as the island’s colourful history.
St John’s Island is rich in local history. Since 1604, the island was marked on explorers’ maps. The island was planted extensively with crops in the mid-19th century, before it became a quarantine centre. In 1948, parts of the island were converted into a detention centre for political prisoners such as C. V. Devan Nair, who later became Singapore’s third President. From the 1970s onwards, the island has been mainly used for recreation and is popular with beach-goers and picnickers. Today, it serves as a base for marine research.
When you are on the island, try spotting Singapore’s tallest bird (1.15 m), the Great-billed Heron. It uses its dagger-like bill to spear large fish. This species is locally critically-endangered due to habitat loss.
Cinema-goers in the East are in for a treat come end September 2017! Cathay Cineplexes is coming to Parkway Parade, making it the eighth Cathay Cineplex in Singapore.
With seven spacious halls to comfortably accommodate 880 cinema-goers, consumers can look forward to having a memorable, one-of-a-kind cinematic experience while indulging in Cathay Cineplexes’ iconic caramel popcorn. Well-loved movie characters will also come to life through advances visual digital projection and impeccable Dolby Surround Sound technology.
To encourage more inclusive movie experiences, Cathay Cineplexes at Parkway Parade will be the first Cineplex under Cathay Organisation to introduce the Assistive Listening Device system for hearing and visually impaired individuals. The system uses infrared to provide clear high-quality sounds with maximum intelligibility and is designed for low distortion and high clarity.
Don’t miss the latest action blockbusters or the most heart-warming romantic comedies with Cathay Cineplexes at Parkway Parade.
Cathay Cineplexes Parkway Parade is located on Level 7 of the mall and is open to public from end of September 2017.
Diggersite is a fun destination and a one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides both adults and children with a realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Diggersite has shifted from East Coast and is now located in Yishun.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger; participation at Diggersite is an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token-operated Digger works like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms.
News of SAFRA's 7th clubhouse which would be located within Choa Chu Kang Park was annnounced by SAFRA President and Second Minister for Defence, Ong Ye Kung, at a national service appreciation ceremony at Keat Hong Community Club on Sunday (May 28).
More than 90,000 Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) national servicemen and their families living in northwest Singapore can now look forward to this project.
The new clubhouse will feature a sheltered swimming pool, a skypark running circuit, a gym as well as a nature-themed playground.
SAFRA has been building clubhouses since 1972 to meet the recreational needs of national servicemen. The current clubhouses include the Toa Payoh clubhouse and Mount Faber clubhouse which serve central Singapore, there is one in Tampines serving residents in the east, two in the north (Punggol and Yishun) and one in Jurong.
They will train and propel your dance flight, ensuring that opportunities to learn, to dance and perform will be sky high. Dancing is the hip new way to keep fit, and it’s not too late to start learning how to groove.
Wings to Wings is the first of a whopping 8 new studios/gyms to open at Downtown Gallery. Sign up for some classes and get your body moving!
The Fragment Room is a rage room where you are encouraged to let down your walls and release your inner frustrations.
So your boss shouted at you. So your train broke down today. Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere and release your rage? Let’s smash that anger to fragments.
The Fragment Room is a safe space for you to get rid of all your inner frustrations
It is easy to get caught up with deadlines, expectations and pressure in our fast paced society. Most of us do not have the luxury to just break off from our daily routine to let loose. The Fragment Room is the perfect therapy for busy individuals.
Visit The Fragment Room for a short session and treat yourself to arguably the most exciting anger therapy in the market.
Smash plates, glasses, vases, electronic appliances and more. Fret not, all of these broken pieces will be recycled accordingly because they care about the environment too.
Singapore's first 50m-tall bungy tower on Siloso Beach Sentosa will be opening soon. The new attraction is AJ Hackett Sentosa, a 2,500 sq m adventure playground with various features that meet different appetites for thrills.
AJ Hackett Sentosa will also be their first site globally to offer a full-time commercial vertical skywalk, which will allow visitors to walk vertically 44m down the centre shaft of the tower while supported by static ropes. This is similar to systems used by military and uniformed forces for training. The structure has other exciting components like the 47-meter high Double Bungy jump decks, Duo Giant Swings from a height of 40 meters and at a speed of over 100km/h or take in a panaoramic view of Siloso beach from their Skybridge which is 40 meters long and 50 metres above ground.
Ola Beach Club at Sentosa is Singapore's latest seaside getaway for both families and thrillseekers!
Lift-off in a water jetpack, sightsee the Sentosa waters on a paddle boat, sail the high seas on their fast Banana Boats rides with your family and friends, and many more!
Have a taste of Hawaii with great Hawaiian cuisine and top-notch cocktails by the beach too. The 20,000 sq ft beachside venue seats 195 diners. Loco Moco ($28, add $6 for foie gras) with medium-rare wagyu beef patty on Japanese Koshihikari white rice topped with panko-crusted egg, is an example of what you can order from their menu.
Diggersite is one-of-a-kind amusement centre which provides adults and children with realistic experience in operating smaller scale construction machinery.
Fun for all ages, the recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which is the basic for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.
Children putting on construction hats looking like real construction workers, building small block and manipulating a digger, an opportunity for them to assert themselves and be responsible by experiencing the challenges of life.
With a footprint of 3.5 square metre, the premium token operated Diggers work like a real excavator with its hydraulically controlled arms. It is a "grown up digger" for all ages.
There are one indoor station -play area with cluster of colourful plastic balls and two outdoor stations- play areas with plastic bottles and bricks at enclosed sandpit. All stations and digger rides are suitable for adults and children. Perfect for a family day out.