Located off Gambas Avenue, Sembawang Hot Spring Park features new cascading pools and a water collection point, enhanced accessibility for wheelchair users, and educational panels where visitors can learn about Singapore’s only hot spring park’s history and geology. The park's rustic environment, reminiscent of old kampungs, also holds many collective memories for the community.
Visitors can enjoy the new Floral Walk and see fruit trees and edible plants commonly found in kampungs, and flowers commonly seen in the 1960s and 1990s. The rustic environment is further enhanced by unpaved paths and naturalised streams flowing from the hot spring, which mimics the freshwater swamp forest landscape. There are seating areas sheltered by planted trellises featuring flowering creepers such as the Elephant Climber (Argyreia nervosa). The public can also learn more about the history of the site and geothermal processes behind the formation of a hot spring through interpretative signs at locations of interest.
If you live in or near Bukit Gombak and love gardening, you can apply for 70 allotment gardening plots at the new Bukit Gombak Park which will be opened in early 2020. Applications will be open for online application from 5 January 2020, 10am to 19 January 2020, 10pm. The park is located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre. Plots will be allocated by computerised balloting.
To foster a love for gardening, NParks introduced the Allotment Gardening Scheme as part of their Community in Bloom (CIB) programme. CIB is a nationwide gardening movement which aims to bring together residents, young and old, in creating community gardens. With Allotment Gardens situated near HDB residential estates, these plots are widely accessible to the community. Today, more than 1,000 allotment gardening plots have been introduced in 11 parks islandwide.
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.
The National Parks Board (NParks) has opened the 5.4-hectare Cyclist Park, a new recreational space at East Coast Park. Featuring a longer view corridor of the marina vista, Cyclist Park boasts two new cycling circuits targeted at learners and experienced cyclists, a nature playgarden and F&B and retail outlets for families.
Located at Area D of East Coast Park, at the previous site of Goldkist Chalets, Cyclist Park is an active node, complementing the tranquillity of the nearby Raintree Cove that opened earlier this year. A one-stop hub for cyclists, visitors can practise cycling techniques at the two cycling circuits, as well as purchase and repair bicycles. It is also a stop along the Round Island Route (RIR).
The two circuits - the Learner Circuit and Advanced Circuit - are conducive spaces for cyclists to hone their skills. Beginners can attempt the 280-metre long Learner Circuit, where gentle slopes, large expanse of flat areas, and a mini BMX adventure trail help improve balance and stamina. The 500-metre long Advanced Circuit, with its undulating tracks, sharp turns, gradual granite steps and narrow bridge, provides a fun challenge for more experienced cyclists.
Open plazas with multiple entry points have replaced what was once the gated Goldkist Chalets and visitors can now enjoy unobstructed views of the sea. Visitors who seek a more tranquil experience can soak in the coastal ambience while lounging on terrazzo benches under the shelter of ketapang (Terminalia catappa L.) and handkerchief trees (Maniltoa browneoides). There are also two F&Bs, one convenience retail store and a bicycle retail shop that also run bicycle related workshops as well as repair services.
Families with children can enjoy a new nature playgarden at East Coast Park within the Cyclist Park. The playgarden uses natural materials such as upcycled wood to create curated play features for children to engage in spontaneous play amid nature. Young ones can develop a sense of discovery and train their balance at the simple obstacle course, and older children can try their hand at the 1.5-metre tall mini climbing wall installed with grips, that was fashioned from a log.
The opening of Cyclist Park marks the completion of the second of three phases in the rejuvenation of East Coast Park, which aims to create more open spaces and vistas of the sea, improve accessibility and enhance amenities. This follows the successful reopening of Raintree Cove earlier this year. The enhancement will be completed in 2020 with the opening of Big Splash.
Cyclist Park is located at East Coast Park Area D and is accessible via East Coast Park Service Road, via the underpass linking Mandarin Gardens to D3 Carpark and via Siglap Park Connector. The nearest bus stop is 90 metres away and is served by bus number 401.
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.
Sennheiser's second Brand Store has opened at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Go down and experience their Orpheus HE 1, the world's most expensive headphones (guess how much!). Also, get first-hand experience with the AMBEO Soundbar which provides an unforgettable 3D home theatre experience.
Sennheiser is shaping the future of audio – a vision built on over 70 years of innovation and a dedication to excellence. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser is a family-owned company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems.
Amazing Castle has opened their first ever overseas branch at Cineleisure Orchard. The air-conditioned indoor playspace has 9 different stations combining traditional arcade games and classic playground mechanics with a modern technological twist. Enjoy this new playground for all ages.
Amazing Castle is a new interactive entertainment concept. Short, sharp and sweet, it is designed to challenge both your skill and intellect. It is technology enabled but unabashedly analogue. Designed to be wickedly fun for groups of up to 3 people - they mix and match a route from 9 different challenges to bring your fun to the next level.
Revel in the unique Tang Music Box karaoke experience in the prime entertainment hub of Clarke Quay. Be instantly charmed by the delectable array of imported snacks and drinks selection, as you enter the thematic rooms that will provide you the space and comfort for your enjoyment needs. With state-of-the-art facilities and wide music catalogue, Tang Music Box is your ideal hangout spot for families and friends alike.
Tired of picking out green peas from a bowl of mixed nuts? Because they value their customers and believe that you truly deserve only the best, Tang Music Box offer a range of premium snacks in their concept store.
Munch on your favourite packet of Kettle chips and no, sharing is not caring so grab one all for yourself! Apart from their well-stocked concept store which is a perfect place for customers to mingle and jingle, check out their uniquely themed rooms that are sure to channel you from blue Mondays to happy TGIFs.
Plus Fitness has over 250 gyms across Australia, New Zealand and India. Their first Singapore club is now open at Toa Payoh Central and they have plans to set up a total of 25 gyms in Singapore in the next 3 years.
Friendly, convenient and affordable, you can use Plus Fitness gyms 24/7, 365 days a year! As well as full access to their world-class facilities and equipment, by joining Plus Fitness in Singapore members can also use all Plus Fitness gyms across Australia, New Zealand, India and upcoming ones in Singapore too.
Plus Fitness at Toa Payoh will provide you with the following great benefits;
- Low membership prices
- A free tailored fitness program
- Great range of group exercise classes
- 24/7 access all year round
- Free Membership Timehold for those busy times when you can't get to the gym
- Access to all Plus Fitness 24/7 gyms around the world!
What’s the best way to stay on track with your fitness goals? Training together with like-minded people in a fun, energetic and supportive environment in one of their leading-edge X-CELL Classes! From high-intensity training sessions, to classes that focus on just letting you move and feel better, their X-CELL Classes are a great way to stay inspired, train effectively and have fun with your fitness all in the space of 30 minutes.
Singapore’s first-ever themed karaoke bar, K.STAR Karaoke is now open at Suntec City! The Suntec City's flagship store has 23 different themed rooms and able to host approximately 7 to 80 people.
K.STAR’s song system is updated with the latest hits in languages including English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. You can even play games on the song selection screen if you need a break from singing.
Their large private rooms are equipped with VR game pods, dart machines and more. Choose one out of their many themed rooms and sing like a star!
Visit K.STAR and enjoy the thoughfully-designed karaoke rooms with your family and friends.
Legacy Dance Co. at Marina Square is the place to begin or pursue your dance dreams! With classes catered for absolute beginners to experienced dancers, they’re dedicated to helping you grow into the dancer you’ve always envisioned yourself to be.
Legacy Dance Co. (LDC) provides a well-structured dance education system. This dance-centric format of education, catered specially for street dance, is relatively new in Singapore. With the emphasis of building a cohesive, family-like spirit between the students and mentors, LDC’s courses are designed to cultivate morals and values that will serve students with purpose beyond the classroom.
The three founders of LDC, are New Revolving Age (NRA) alumni, a Hip Hop dance club from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. They saw a huge potential in the role of dance in Singapore’s education and the arts & entertainment industry, and sought to develop the dance industry through dance education programmes by LDC, with the strong belief that dance is a great medium to bring people together.
Following the continued success of retro arcade bar and discotheque, NINETEEN80, A Phat Cat Collective is excited to announce the launch of its second bar and club concept, Pinball Wizard. Opening its doors from mid-September 2019, the new space draws inspiration from the vintage glory days of the popular arcade machine, the pinball, with imaginative drinks and music of the 90s mixed with 00s and current hits.
Located in the basement of Sim Lim Square, Pinball Wizard breathes fresh life into the iconic building, in which after opening in the late 80s, has become known as the largest hub for gadgets and tech in Singapore. Pinball Wizard is the first concept bar to open in Sim Lim Square, following the rejuvenation of offerings within the IT mall with hip cafes and retail spaces. Combining timeless pinball games with a great entertainment line-up and bar programme, Pinball Wizard will open throughout the evening before transitioning into club mode at night.
Describing their latest venture, Joshua Pillai, Managing Director of A Phat Cat Collective says, “Sim Lim Square is an unsuspecting yet exciting choice for our newest concept. Fueled by the offbeat charm of Sim Lim Square, we wanted to create a hidden intimate space that is unexpected but stylish with lots of character.” Yafith A. Hamid, A Phat Cat Collective’s Operations Director, adds, “Pinballs have become a rare find in Singapore, and we are thrilled to introduce a bar and club that puts a spotlight on it. We had requests for pinballs in NINETEEN80, and we thought that it was something that we could build an entire theme around. It is simple and accessible for anyone to play with just two buttons, but it’s a game that comes alive and has inspired a massive culture surrounding it.”
A Phat Cat Collective is made up of co-founders Joshua Pillai, Yafith A. Hamid (YA5TH) and Francesca Aurora Way, who are known for their curated concepts and events within the F&B and nightlife scene in Singapore. In June 2018, they launched their first concept, NINETEEN80, which is located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, provides a nostalgic throwback to all things 80s.
As Singapore’s only dedicated pinball bar, Pinball Wizard, which is also the name of the classic rock anthem by British rock band, The Who, is an endearing moniker for pinball enthusiasts. Playful creativity abounds in this imaginarium of the past and present, through an out-of-the- box and groovy perspective on music, games, design, innovation and popular culture.
Shaw Organisation’s ninth cineplex at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) is now open. The new Shaw Theatres PLQ has a total of 12 screens, comprising an IMAX® theatre, two Lumiere screens and nine screens with laser projectors. It has the most number of screens in the East of Singapore, offering more choices to the residents and those working in the new sub-regional business hub.
This is the fifth IMAX theatre in Singapore and it is equipped with the next-generation IMAX® with Laser projection system, delivering increased resolution, sharper, brighter visuals with deeper contrast and the widest range of colours on-screen. Together with IMAX's latest 12-channel sound technology that incorporates additional side and overhead channels, it delivers greater dynamic range and precision for ultimate audio immersion and sound you can feel.
Shaw Theatres PLQ also features Lumiere, the premium offering with state-of-the-art DTS:X sound technology. Lumiere provides an exclusive movie-watching experience with an emphasis on comfort from the luxurious, reclinable Figueras seats. Each seat comes with an ergonomically shaped backrest cushion paired with a turntable and a USB charging port.
Shaw Theatres PLQ is conveniently located next to two MRT lines (East-West Line and Circle line), and this allows them to offer more choices to the people working and living in the East.
The Ark Futsal is one of the leading managers of futsal pitches in Singapore. Today, it manages 11 pitches for its clients, which include government organisations and a country club. While it focuses on ensuring its clients pitches remain in excellent condition, The Ark Futsal also organised soccer programmes, which include major leagues and tournaments to encourage utilisation of these pitches. With its years of facility management and strong event management capability, The Ark Futsal aims to offer quality environment for soccer activities or events to take place, where relationships are built and enhanced through fun and good sportsmanship.
The Ark Futsal's newest pitch is now open at the newly-opened Funan.
In 1982, Sonata Dancewear started in a little brown store in Singapore, designing and manufacturing high quality dancewear because every dancer deserves the best, to perform at their best. With a vision to be part of everyone's dance journey, the Sonata Community Studio was founded to bring dance to everyone, and help dancers be better dancers. You can find dancewear, activewear, dance-inspired lifestyle products, and also a 1,500 sq ft dance studio for you to learn, train, and play. They'll always dance with you.
Green up your living or working space with a low-maintenance terrarium that you can easily put together at The Green Capsule.
Located at Funan, The Green Capsule is founded in 2014 by two green enthusiasts. Together, they want to bring their love for greening to new heights. They aim to be one of the first garden shops to provide customizable and sustainable gifts.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
Experience the highest climbing walls in the civic district at Climb Central's newest branch at Funan. Find your challenge amongst more than 200 outdoor-inspired climbs. Choose to scale the high walls, or enjoy high intensity short climbs in a dedicated boulder unit with Singapore's first Kilter Board. Everyone can climb at Climb Central. Go with your family and friends and find your own style of climbing.
Done with your first climb and looking for a bit more guidance? Let Climb Central help you to achieve your next climbing milestone and be your home away from home.
Sign up for one of their climbing classes for a guided session with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Both introductory and developmental classes are available to meet your needs. Rental of climbing equipment is included for all classes.
Singapore’s leading cinema operator, Golden Village Multiplex (GV), is once again pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema with the opening of their latest multiplex, GV Funan at the revamped Funan Mall, located in the heart of Singapore’s bustling city center.
With its 14th multiplex, GV is enhancing the movie-going experience to attract home viewers back to the cinema by providing increased levels of comfort and privacy to improve one’smovie-going experience.
Highlighting GV’s unwavering commitment to delivering the finest cinematic experience, patrons can look forward to razor-sharp laser projection combined with immaculate audio when catching a film at GV Funan, as all seven halls are equipped with Barco Smart Laser Projection.
The new multiplex sees the introduction of two new seating concepts in the 431-seat, seven-theatre complex, as Golden Village places a focus on delivering a premium yet affordable cinematic experience for all.
In a bold move away from conventional row-seating, the new Deluxe Plus halls feature spacious leatherette seats, uniquely designed with lumbar cushioning for increased support, together with a recline feature. Each ultra-modern seat includes a handy USB charging port, enabling patrons to make the most of lengthy movie times to juice up their mobile devices.
The new Gold Class Express hall, with its 32 plush leatherette electronic recliner seats, is the gateway to a luxurious cinematic experience akin to GV’s iconic Gold Class cinemas. For its enticing price, Gold Class’s signature butler service is replaced with a F&B ordering feature on the revamped iGV mobile app which allows moviegoers to pre-order food and drinks prior to the film.
GV Funan will also feature two GEMINI halls. The ever-popular seating option for couples, with their unique spacious design, offers additional legroom and retractable armrests – ideal for date nights at the movies!
And testament to GV’s ‘more than a movie’ brand promise, the multiplex has also expanded its entertainment offerings by introducing four Virtual Reality pods in the GV Funan foyer. In anod to Funan Mall’s high-tech legacy, patrons will be able to enjoy immersive virtual reality gaming and cinematic content – a further example of how GV is seeking to redefine the movie- going experience.
One of the many exciting tenants of the new Funan; Bernina makes beautiful sewing machines, inside and out, plus accessories for sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a serious quilter or new to the world of sewing and crafting, Bernina has a machine just for you.
Bernina is a fourth-generation family-owned company, and Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they create.
Their products are known for quality, innovation and design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, Bernina emphasizes ergonomic design that allows you to focus on your project - and not the machine.
The eagerly awaited Canopy Park attractions located on the top level of Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) are now available to the public. The picturesque 14,000 sqm space is home to seven iconic play attractions and creative gardens.
The first-of-its-kind play attractions created by top designers from Britain, France, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands promise endless fun for travellers and residents alike. Guests can look forward to navigating their way through the Mirror Maze and Hedge Maze, walking or bouncing on the Manulife Sky Nets, exploring the sculptural playscape of Discovery Slides, and enjoying a gripping view of the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley from the Canopy Bridge, a bridge with glass panel flooring suspended 23 metres above ground.
Integrated with the attractions are interactive garden spaces that encourage play and imagination. Foggy Bowls feature four gentle concave bowls with an element of mist and fog to create the experience of playing amongst clouds. Topiary Walk is a whimsical wonderland, featuring animal topiaries such as an orangutan, crocodile, elephant, peacock and chameleon. Petal Garden will boast seasonal displays of flowers. Along the main loop that connects these attractions are four noteworthy trees, including a pair of olive trees and the Lover’s Tree which earned its name because of its conjoined trunks.
After an exhilarating time playing in the attractions, those seeking respite from the excitement or a relaxed night out, will have the option to dine under the stars while perusing diverse menus from up to eight F&B outlets at Canopy Park.
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, said, “Changi Airport holds a special place in the hearts of many, especially Singaporeans, and we want to extend this special bond for everyone who visits Jewel. The attractions and gardens on Canopy Park are designed for guests to relax or have a fun time with their families and friends, whether they reside in Singapore or are international travellers visiting Jewel.
When Canopy Park was conceptualised, we envisaged a green natural environment with play and leisure activities for people of all ages. Importantly, we wanted to create a space where activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors, are brought to an indoor environment so that they can be enjoyed under all weather conditions.”
Entrance fees for Singapore residents to Canopy Park is $4.50, while access to the various attractions will range from $7.20 to $19.80. There are also bundle packages to enjoy all or most of the attractions.
Opening in 2021, the new theatre will fill the gap between Esplanade’s large venues and smaller studio spaces, and enable the national arts centre to further support future generations of artists and arts groups to create new works that tell Singapore and Asian stories and widen its engagement with various communities.
Esplanade is also launching a series of new fundraising initiatives, which are designed for a spectrum of supporters, from the general public, to philanthropists and foundations.
In celebration of the development of the new theatre, Esplanade and its Mall tenant Makansutra Gluttons Bay have jointly organised The Food Stage, a special street food experience that features exclusive off-menu items such as 4 Cheese Murtabak, Carrot Cake“Fries” with BBQ Wings, Laksa Seafood Stew, Soft Shell Crab Mui Fan and many more. Makansutra has also pledged a donation of $100,000 to Esplanade which will go towards Singtel Waterfront Theatre.
Please click here for details on the fundraising initiatives and more information about this project.
BUILT TO BRING OUT YOUR BEST. Welcome to UFC Gym®, the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® — the world leader in mixed martial arts. In partnership with New Evolution Ventures™(NeV™), pioneers of the world's top fitness brands, UFC Gym® makes the elite training worthy of world champions available to all.
Offering a full range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, and MMA-style youth programming, UFC Gym® is home to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. But don’t get too comfortable. As the first to combine mixed martial arts and fitness, they've developed an atmosphere where you can revel in immediate results, united by their winning dedication to TRAIN DIFFERENT®. With state-of-the-art equipment, top-notch coaching, and an unparalleled community of movers and motivators, UFC Gym® offers the ultimate fitness experience you've been searching for.
Britain’s renowned folding bikes manufacturer, Brompton Junction will debut its Southeast Asia’s flagship store at Funan. To celebrate this, Brompton Junction will launch a Lion City special edition – available solely at the Funan flagship store.
The Brompton was designed in 1975 and they have had an exciting journey since then.
Their mission at Brompton is to change the way people live and move in cities. A Brompton is the perfect companion, offering uncompromised mobility and allowing you to explore the world you live in with a sense of independence and freedom without any limits.
Originally designed and built by their founder, Cambridge graduate Andrew Ritchie, in his flat in South Kensington opposite the Brompton Oratory church in West London from humble beginnings, Brompton has now become the iconic folding bike company, the world's favourite and the largest bicycle manufacturer in Great Britain.
A Brompton can be personalised by you, for you. Handlebar shape, frame colour, components and gearing; there are over 16 million possible variants you can create, depending on your individual requirements and personal style. Each bike is handmade, bespoke for you and each frame uniquely hand brazed by skilled craftsmen at their London factory.
It is located about 10 minutes' walk from Yishun MRT station and it is free for the public and opens daily from 9am to 10pm.
The water park has an area of 5,600 sq m. It consists of three main zones of water play, including a circular 3.5m-tall water curtain and features giant boardgame pieces. The play pool is suitable for children aged two to 12.
The Singapore Sports Hub launched the first sports, art and heritage walking trail titled The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail, with the unveiling of the Merdeka Lions by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Transport. Mr Baey was joined by some 11 community groups for a guided tour of the trail, where they were taken on a journey of Kallang’s landmarks and the area’s vibrant history.
Mr Baey said: “There is a treasure trove of stories at Kallang. This was where many of our nation’s sporting memories were forged, and is also home to Singapore’s first civil international airport. I am heartened by this Kallang Story project, which documents some interesting elements of our heritage in the year of Singapore’s Bicentennial. I encourage everyone to come explore the area with familyand friends, relive old memories, and reflect on our Singapore Story.”
The new three-kilometre educational walking trail tells the story of Kallang through 18 heritage markers, artefacts, architecture, and new artworks sited around Singapore Sports Hub. These artworks are commissioned by Singapore Sports Hub to celebrate Kallang’s heritage and local talents. The artworks will be rolled out in phases. This walking trail is a community project supported by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic. The launch is part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration 2019.
Members of the public can explore the 18 markers as one whole, or in three separate smaller walking trails - The Waterfront Trail, The Stadium Trail and The Park Trail. Each of the trails tells the Kallang story by highlighting prominent landmarks in the area, both past and present. The Waterfront Trailfaces the Kallang Basin, a body of water with a rich history going back at least 400 years and reveals the riverine communities who once called this area home, the traditional industries that contributed lasting place names, and the legacy of water sports. The Stadium Trail explores the grounds of the National Stadium and covers major architectural icons which played key roles in sports, politics, energy, aviation and entertainment in Singapore. The Park Trail ventures into the former grounds of Kallang Park, journeys through memories of the old Wonderland Amusement Park and ending in front of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Merdeka Lions now sited at Stadium Roar, facing the Kallang Basin, are replicas of the original artefacts that were initially commissioned by the Public Works Department (renamed ‘CPD Corporation’) as part of the Merdeka Bridge that was built in 1955. With the widening of NicollHighway, the sculptures were then moved to Kallang Park, before being shifted to The SAFTI Military Institute.
Members of the public can look forward to spotting 14 uniquely designed repurposed benches made from the timber seats in the former National Stadium. The installation of the 14 benches has enlivened Sports Hub’s public spaces to build community interactions and create shared memories. This underscored the intent of this “Re:Bench” CommunityProject, a collaboration between Singapore Sports Hub and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Visitors can pick up self-guided tour maps of The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail at the Sports Hub’s Visitors Centre at OCBC Square.
Based at 7 Maxwell Road, the newly-opened Ministry of Fitness has access from Telok Ayer Street and is located directly above the Amoy Street Food Centre. Spanning a space close to 9,000 sq ft; Ministry of Fitness is also home to The Singapore Trampoline Academy.
Their facilities include: a well-equipped Fitness Suite, Dance Studio and Functional Indoor Bootcamps space. The classes they currently offer are Bootcamps - Military - Trampoline Fitness - Spartan Obstacle Training - Dance Cardio and NS Ready which is designed for those preparing to take their IPPT (Individual Physical Proficiency Test).
Led by Ex British Military and SG Army instructors, they aim to deliver innovative and functional training programs which are adaptable for all ages and abilities. Set the conditions for those training for their first adventure race, to beat a PB or to mix up current training programs, your goal is theirs and united both will achieve and make this happen.
The Singapore Trampoline Academy specialise as a training facility dedicated to the growth and development of competitive trampolining in Singapore. Developed by qualified and experienced international coaches, their facility offers trampoline programs for beginners as well as athletes who aspire to compete at an international level.
Suitable from 4-yr old to Adult classes, they cater to everyone. They have recently collaborated with Superfly Monkey Dragons, Singapore’s Progressive Parkour / Movement Academy and Agency with an experienced friendly international team. Master your body and mind, Reconnect with your spirit, Challenge yourself with SFMD in a fun, supportive space. Discover yourself through movement.
Team Tactics Corporate Camps: Team cohesion is the foundation of operational effectiveness, how effective is your workforce? If your Corporate is looking for innovative opportunities to challenge your team cohesion and then trust their Team Tactics afternoon which is a unique opportunity that you must experience.
Lead by Commissioned Officers from the Royal military Academy Sandhurst, their ‘Team Tactics’ package promises to challenge you and your colleagues aptitude for communication, leadership and trust using simple yet effective team building strategies, the first of it’s kind in Singapore. Throughout this 2.5 hour package they will conduct a series of leadership and leaderless tasks, under varying conditions and challenge even your most senior / junior of members.
Lakeside Garden is the 53-hectare western section of the Jurong Lake Gardens. Visitors can now enjoy the first phase of Singapore’s third national gardens and the first national gardens in the heartlands.
Jurong Lake Gardens is a people’s garden and the design of the garden took into consideration the feedback that was received after extensive consultations with the community. In developing Jurong Lake Gardens, NParks also worked with their partner agencies, Sport Singapore (SportSG) and People’s Association (PA), to enrich the diversity of recreational experiences and programming for visitors.
In addition, Lakeside Garden was developed with a strong emphasis on nature, community and play, based on feedback received during our public engagement sessions. Jurong Lake Gardens is a green recreational node that leverages on its distinctive lakeside setting. It contributes to the larger plans for the Jurong Lake District in promoting sustainability and a healthy living environment by providing more spaces for recreation amidst lush greenery, restored wetlands and habitats for biodiversity and with vibrant programming for the community. With its opening, Lakeside Garden provides the community with a space to gather and bond, and create shared memories.
The 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens comprises three segments:
Lakeside Garden (Jurong Lake Gardens West/ former Jurong Lake Park)
Chinese and Japanese Gardens (Jurong Lake Gardens Central)
Garden Promenade (Jurong Lake Gardens East)
Lakeside Garden is centred around the themes of nature, play and the community. The garden has been developed sensitively to retain the serenity of the area whilst incorporating spaces for the community and recreational needs. Capitalising on its waterfront location, Lakeside Garden has spaces for all to enjoy amid nature, greenery and lakeside views. Visitors will have many opportunities to get close to nature in Lakeside Garden.
Children aged between five to 12-years-old will enjoy Forest Ramble, which is the largest nature playgarden in the heartlands. The 2.3-hectare play area comprises 13 different adventure stations for children to explore, and emulate the movement of animals which inhabit a freshwater swamp forest. Read more about the facilities at the newly-opened Lakeside Garden here.
Shaw Theatres is pulling out all the stops with their latest cinema at Jewel Changi Airport, which boasts a number of new offerings for cinema-goers.
Shaw Theatres Jewel is home to Singapore's first next-generation IMAX hall featuring IMAX with Laser, Singapore's first dedicated family hall (Dreamers), first DTS:X sound capable halls (selected halls) and a new exclusive premium movie-going option (Lumiere).
In total, Shaw Theatres Jewel has 11 screens, comprising of an IMAX theatre, two Lumiere screens, a family-friendly Dreamers screen, and seven regular screens.
Mr. Mark Shaw, Director, Shaw Organisation Group of Companies, said: "We are staying true to our commitment to bring our patrons the best cinema experience. When we open a new cineplex or update an existing location, we aim to deliver class leading levels of comfort and technology. Our latest IMAX theatre at Shaw Theatres Jewel is equipped with IMAX's next-generation laser projection system and immersive sound technology that will deliver the best experience possible. At present, there are less than 15 such theatres around the world!”
Mr. Mark Shaw added: "We also understand that our patrons would like to have more theatre going options, so, our new Dreamers offering builds on our monthly Movies With The Little Ones programme catering to families with young children or just the young at heart; and, our other new concept, Lumiere, will serve those looking for a little more luxury and comfort while enjoying the latest blockbusters with the latest DTS:X sound system.”
Play to Learn, Learn to Play! A brand new experience is coming to you at Kiztopia, Marina Square!
Featuring over 20 play concepts, the 18,000 sq ft Kiztopia is an endless fun-filled place where they strongly encourage children and parents to work together as a team! Meet all 11 characters of Kiztopia when you are there, each specially designed in Korea and do make time to dine at their lovely café too!
Exciting program line-ups to promote healthy lifestyle and other skills like cooking, creating artworks, building their own robots etc. will be available for your little one(s).
The National Parks Board (NParks) has commenced works on the new Bukit Gombak Park. Located at Bukit Batok Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre, the 4.8 ha park will feature a hill trek, a nature playgarden and other recreational facilities amidst nature and lush greenery to serve the different needs of residents. The park is scheduled to be opened in early 2020.
In planning for the new park, NParks engaged residents to gather feedback on features they would like to have in the park. In response to the feedback received, the new park will feature a Nature Area and an Active Area to meet the diverse recreational needs of the community.
Located on a hill, the Nature Area will allow park goers to appreciate nature up close. The main feature of this area is an inclined looped 400m hill trek modelled after the trails in Bukit Timah. Besides alleviating visitorship pressure on the nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the hill trek will help residents to stay healthy in nature.
NParks, together with the community, will be planting more than 2000 trees comprising some 16 species of trees, such as the critically endangered Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum), and others like Belinjau (Gnetum gnemon) and Pink Mempat (Cratoxylum formosum) trees.
The Active Area will feature an open lawn for events, an outdoor fitness area, a community garden, a F&B outlet and public toilets. The existing basketball court next to Block 394 will also be incorporated as part of the park.
Other features at the Bukit Gombak Park will include a biophilic playgarden which will encourage children to play amid nature. A slide will be integrated into the natural sloped terrain and there will be nature-inspired play equipment, such as balancing beams set amongst trees and shrubs.
The park will also include a 480 sqm dog run, the first in the Bukit Gombak area. It will be sited on a flat terrain for dogs to run without leash, with benches for dog owners to rest.
Do you enjoy taking nice long walks in lush greenery, or exploring the outdoor spaces around you? Go on an adventure from coast to coast with the launch of the new Coast-to-Coast Trail!
The Coast-to-Coast Trail is a 36 km trail that spans across Singapore. Stretching from Jurong Lake Gardens in the west to Coney Island Park in the northeast, it will take users through a variety of parks, park connectors, nature areas, places of interest and urban spaces. Some of these include Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in central Singapore, and Sengkang Riverside Park, in the northeast of our island.
You can choose to explore the trail on your own, using a DIY trail guide or mobile app. Or for a more immersive experience, you can also look forward to participating in activities and programmes that will be organised along the trail. These include experiential and interactive features such as interesting way-finding signs, fun game stations and viewing areas to spot wildlife.
Nestled within the Novena district, NUSS Mandalay Road Guild House offers an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy city streets. Housed in an iconic two-story black-and-white bungalow, the Society’s third Guild House exudes classic colonial charm with the comfort and familiarity of modern design.
Savour the homely flavours of Colonial Hainanese cuisine amidst the elegant dining setting of The Restaurant @ Mandalay, or be surrounded by lush greenery at the outdoor patio.
They also have a spacious fitness studio. Whether you are looking for a rejuvenating yoga session, or an upbeat dance workout, gain access to this studio and other facilities that NUSS has to offer by being a member.
Raintree Cove at East Coast Park has re-opened and it offers scenic views of the sea, plus plenty of areas to rest, lounge, or just hang out with friends and family. Perfect for those who prefer a quieter and more tranquil experience at the park! It is also home to the only pavilion with a green roof in East Coast Park.
Head down to Raintree Cove at Area C for a visit this March!
Raintree Cove is located at East Coast Park Area C and is accessible via East Coast Park Service Road. It is accessible from the underpass linking Marine Terrace to C3 Carpark and via Siglap Park Connector.
Colts Polo & Riding on Turf Club Road is a fun, family-friendly riding and polo school. They welcome riders of all ages to go there and learn the sport of the kings!
Their proven school horses and HPA-qualified instructors will take you through the basics of riding to playing the sport in a safe and fun atmosphere.
In collaboration with Paisano Polo Academy, they coach new-to-sport and experienced riders (children and adults) for polo riding and polo as a sport.
They place great efforts in teaching their students to understand the horses they ride, what makes them be better at what they do, and what happens in between the time they are not riding.
For their riding lessons and riding/polo camps, they will have their students spend their off-the-horse time learning the fundamentals of horse care, grooming, feeding and exercising. Read more about the Colts Polo & Riding here.
As part of efforts to cater to the growing needs of residents and towns, the upgraded Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre will be ready in phases from 2020.
The centre will include a renovated swimming complex with water slides, a sheltered training pool and new water play equipment. Plus it will also be home to a bigger gym and dance studio, an air-conditioned sports hall, and a new active health lab by 2021.
This year, Singaporeans can also look forward to the opening of 52 new indoor school sports halls, 32 new free-to-play school fields as well as two new play fields in Jurong Lake Gardens and Yan Kit.
A community event space named ST3PS, an indoor garden, more than 10 new shops and restaurants, and weekend evenings filled with fun family activities are what airport visitors can check out when they visit the newly upgraded Terminal 3 Basement 2 (T3 B2) this month.
A popular destination within Changi Airport, T3 B2 is a magnet that attracts more than half of Changi Airport’s meeters and greeters, or about 17 million people, annually. With its plethora of choices for shopping, dining and family activities, this spot has become a favourite with families over the years.
Equipped with an ultra high-definition screen measuring 6 metres wide and 3.5 metres high, the newly revealed dedicated atrium space ST3PS is shaped like a stepped amphitheatre that can accommodate over 200 people. In addition to free daily movie screenings and an array of exciting activities during the school holidays, live sports matches and performances delight visitors every weekend. Aspiring artistes and performing arts groups can also showcase their talents to travellers and airport visitors at this atrium space.
The event space will also feature a full-height green wall, adorned with sparkling lights that shine brightly as visitors walk up the steps. Adjacent to the atrium space is a fun art-themed indoor garden, where visitors can look forward to large-scale sculptural installations in time to come. The entire atrium and garden covers a floor area of 440 square metres, close to the size of a basketball court, and features over 15 varieties of plants.
“We are thrilled to unveil ST3PS, a communal space where we can bring family activities like free movie screenings and live performances to our airport visitors. With the redesign, we have opened up this entire area to bring in natural daylight, add greenery with a new themed garden and brighten up T3 B2,”said Mr James Fong, Vice President for Landside Concessions, Changi Airport Group.
“The new T3 B2 reflects our continuous efforts to create exciting shopping and dining experiences at the public areas of the airport. We know that many fond memories are forged at Changi – families gathering for a meal before sending off loved ones on a flight, spotting planes and enjoying the play facilities – and we want to continue to make the airport a go-to destination for the whole family,” enthused Mr Fong.
Modern Fencing Academy at Marina Square offers professional fencing programs for kids and adults. Experience the clash of cold steel, the thrill of duelling and the unbeatable feeling of victory. If you have always wanted to know more about this fascinating sport, now's the time!
Modern Fencing Academy is a leading sports institution in Singapore that coaches the Olympic sport of fencing. The academy provides sporting opportunities for talented young children and athletes in Singapore, encouraging them and developing them into world-class international fencers.
EagleWings Cinematics is the first independent cinema situated within the Bukit Timah and King Albert Park vicinity. It comprises of 4 cinema halls with a total seating capacity of 153 seats - Eagle Platinum with 18 seats, Eagle Gold with 12 seats and 2 Eagle Classic Halls with 60 and 63 seats.
Their 4 halls have different colour themes to ensure the experience of movie-goers will always be unique. Every premium armchair and classic chair was painstakingly chosen with every combination of movie-goers in mind-from a couple's date night to a family gathering or a corporate event. There is even a Premium Lounge that adds a sparkle to the overall experience.
Their exclusive premium lounge features a 2-storey penthouse-design. The lower 1st level has a stage with the upper 2nd level overlooking the first. A warm and cozy boutique setting for guests to gather and mingle before dispersing to the premium cinema halls for screenings.
Find serenity and holistic wellness with Pure Yoga's newest studio! Located on the 9th floor of Republic Plaza, the studio has an unobstructed cityscape view of the Central Business District and is just a 1-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT.
The spacious 13,000 sq ft outlet will offer over 130 classes per week, coupled with a retail store, a Nood Food cafe and more.
About the new studio:
4 spacious yoga studios including wall rope and aerial yoga equipment
Private Yoga studio for a personalised practice
Changing area, rainforest shower, spin dryer, complimentary towels and toiletries
Large chill-out lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi and magazines
Spanning 18,000 sq ft on the ground level of the Marina Square, the soon-to-open Nerf Action Xperience will offer multiple activity zones that aim to encourage active play, teamwork and more. There will also be merchandising and Food & Beverage areas that will engage and entrench all family members into the fun and action of the Nerf brand.
Kingsmen Creatives announced that Kingsmen Xperience, its US-based subsidiary, has entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro International, Inc. to create, build and operate the Nerf brand of family entertainment center (FEC) attractions across Asia Pacific.
Under the agreement, Kingsmen will co-conceptualise, create, build and operate multiple Nerf FEC locations. The agreement between Hasbro and Kingsmen marks the start of an inaugural partnership and entry into the development and operation of Nerf FEC attractions across Asia Pacific.
Established in 1976 and listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange, Kingsmen is a leading international communication design and production group.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
Gardens by the Bay's new outdoor garden attraction, Serene Garden, is a unique horticultural garden inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese zen gardens. A tranquil 2-hectare space located just a stone’s throw from The Meadow, visitors can get a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life as they enjoy an intimate encounter with nature.
Serene Garden, a calm and peaceful green space is just a short stroll away from the popular Supertree Grove. Taking 3 years to conceptualise and build, the outdoor themed garden offers scenic views of the city's beautiful skyline as its backdrop while bringing visitors closer to nature — truly a uniquely Singaporean experience.
Serene Garden is open daily from 5.00am to 2.00am to the public and admission is free. Read more about Serene Garden here.
Formerly known as a food enclave in Shaw Towers Bugis, Wild Market kicks it up a notch with a wonderfully ‘wild’ multi-play concept with fun rooms housing activities including karaoke, nerf guns, video and board games – paired with communal dining and ice-cold drinks.
Mr Ruben Brandon, Co-Founder of Wild Market Pte Ltd says: “Why choose a single activity on a night out when you can enjoy a multiroom concept at Wild Market? Shoot nerf guns with your greatest nemesis as a target, sing your heart out in our karaoke room, or have a chill night out playing console games or old school board games while indulging quality beers and bites. It’s all about having a ‘wild’ night out with Wild Market.”
MICE events need not be stuffy and boring with Wild Market’s new concept. Special occasions such as solemnisations and birthdays with customers being able to rent out entire rooms and spaces within the establishment for their private use.
The spanking new Wild Market features four different rooms – Meet, Chill, Play, and Sing.
These communal spaces are free-to-use, however private rentals are available upon request with a minimum spend. The common areas at Wild Market feature a full-sized beer pong table, dart boards and a stage with live performances every Friday and Saturday.
Meet – Perfect for private dining, meetings and functions. It comprises a long 240cm table and a TV screen for presentations.
Chill – Self-explanatory, this beanbag seating room offers a plethora of board games and a gaming console complete with video games for a relaxing night out.
Play – This seasonal concept room starts off with nerf guns aimed at a target board. Add picture of nemesis on the target board to complete stress-relief therapy.
Sing – Amateur hobbyist or professional singer, this KTV room is completely soundproof and free for all.
No night out is complete without an array of mouth-watering dishes and ice-cold drinks. Wild Market serves a variety of Japanese-inspired tapas and local delights that would regale any group looking for a good night out.
Wild Market’s drinks menu from their "Wild Bar" also shows off a plethora of beers on tap, affordable wines and cocktails.
Started with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to try their hands at the unforgiving F&B scene in Singapore, "Bazaar" at Wild Market offers a fully-functional space for budding restauranteurs to test out their ideas at $0 rental with a month-long lease period to test the market. Interested parties can contact Wild Market via their Facebook page.
Singapore's first ever full-scale virtual reality theme park has landed on Sentosa Island! With different themes and 11 extreme attractions to choose from, a thrilling adventure awaits you at HeadRock VR.
Have you ever imagined yourself rafting across extremely strong currents, firing at enemies while precariously balancing off the edge of a high-rise building and bracing yourself against a stormy blizzard that threatens to blow you away?
Opening for the first time ever in Singapore is one of the biggest virtual reality theme parks in Southeast Asia - HeadRock VR promises to bring out the adventurer in you with an unforgettable, larger-than-life experience.
Indoor axe throwing is the new sport in town! It is both a recreation and competitive sport where there are score points based on where you stick the axe in the target board. Think darts, but bigger and better! With the opening of Singapore's first and only axe throwing range, Axe Factor at Turf City, you can now hurl axes in a safe and controlled environment.
Feeling stressed out? Vent your frustrations by hurling axes onto a target board 14 feet away! Whether you’re visiting Axe Factor with friends or alone, axe throwing will prove to be a unique and fun-filled activity.
Axe Factor caters to every occasion you can think of. So, make a booking and throw some hatchets!
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.
SuperPark, the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world from Finland, is about to bring a new wave of energy into Singapore’s lifestyle scene! SuperPark Singapore will officially launch in Singapore on 17 November 2018.
Boasting almost 40,000 sq ft at Suntec City, SuperPark Singapore will bring joyful play to Singaporeans from all walks of life, offering over 20 fun, healthy, exciting and energizing activities under one roof. Expect bubbling laughter, beaming smiles and red cheeks from kids, teenagers and adults alike.
Following SuperPark Hong Kong, that will celebrate its first anniversary soon, SuperPark Singapore will also live and breathe the authentic SuperPark concept and feature three distinct areas.
SuperPark Singapore will offer over 20 activities, based on three themed areas. Out of these 20 activities, three (iWall, SuperClimb and Ninja Track) are brand new game experiences and will be premiering at SuperPark Singapore.
At SuperPark Singapore, children and youngsters at heart will be thrilled by a wealth of new sports and activities, with all equipment rental such as scooter, helmet etc included in the ticket price. All activities will take place under the guidance of experienced staff, many of which are recognized coaches, and are safely away from rain, pollution, high UV or bugs and mosquitos all year round.
Family is at the heart of the SuperPark story. Taneli Sutinen, a Finnish businessman, was sitting in a café with a newspaper one day when his four-year-old daughter grabbed him by the arm and insisted that he come play with her. Tangled among the child-sized tunnels and slides, he had a light-bulb moment: why not create an activity park where children and adults could play side-by-side easily. The Superparking lifestyle was born.
The first SuperPark opened in Vuokatti, Finland in 2012, and was soon followed by 12 more sites in the Nordic country. Now, the ‘Superparking lifestyle’ is going global. SuperPark Singapore marks the continuation of an international expansion wave that includes Hong Kong, China, Sweden and France. The dream is to see hundreds, if not thousands, of SuperParks all over the globe, bringing families together through the power of joyful play.
In celebration of the firm’s 77th anniversary, KPMG in Singapore recently unveiled its revamped staff lounge – the KPMG Clubhouse – as an emblem to redefine the future of work and enhance their staff experience through innovation and technology.
Prominently located on the first floor of City House in the Central Business District area and occupying over 5,000 square feet, the KPMG Clubhouse first opened its doors in 2011 to give KPMG staff a place that they could chill in, catch up with colleagues and friends, host client meetings and work in a comfortable and collaborative manner.
Taking into consideration how today’s employees, in particular, the millennial generation prefer to work, the firm undertook a four-month renovation of the KPMG Clubhouse, with the intent to redesign the facility such that it sits at the forefront of technology, functionality and design. Read more about the clubhouse here.
Platinum Fitness is the newest 24/7 fitness club in Singapore. Stay fit even in the midst of your busy lifestyle and hectic work schedules.
Train with Platinum Fitness and exercise in a luxurious environment whenever you want, within the budget you can afford - without the pressure of signing up for personal training.
Platinum Fitness pride themselves at being an affordable luxury. they offer the best environment, equipment and service, at a price you can’t beat.
Platinum Fitness is the best-in-class 24-hour fitness studio for people of all fitness levels -- people who are ready to achieve their fitness goals in a luxurious, inviting and clean environment, all without breaking the bank.
Ever wondered why there are no dedicated cosmic bowling alleys in Singapore? No need to wonder any more. K Bowling Club in 313@Somerset is the first full-time cosmic bowling alley here in Singapore. They have lights and music to get your heart pumping and to make your next bowling game an experience to remember.
K Bowling Club is the first of its kind in Singapore. Located at the heart of Orchard in 313@somerset, they are a multi-entertainment venue suited for anyone looking for a good time.
They have lights, music, food, drinks and plenty of activities for all of you who are tired of trying to pick somewhere fun to go with your friends and family. Read more about K Bowling Club here.
Holey Moley Golf Club in Clarke Quay will be Singapore’s first all-in-one mini golf club & bar. It is set to open from December 6.
Holey Moley Golf Club is a mini golf course and bar that turns traditional putt putt into a multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes that’ll keep you on your toes across the craziest round of golf you’ve ever played.
And with drinks, cocktails and tunes on offer at their full service bar, The Caddyshack Bar will take care of all your off-the-green needs.
It’s Singapore's best mini golf course. Par none.
Get ready to putt your stuff! Holey Moley has the best and most unique mini golf courses in Singapore. If you’ve ever harboured dreams of being Happy Gilmore, here’s your chance. We’ve got the weirdest, whackiest, most wonderful mini golf holes – ready and waiting for you to putt loose.
Mini golf is thirsty work. The Caddyshack Bar will take care of you.
Their full service cocktail bar has a luscious list of libations. They’ve got beers, wines, mocktails, cocktails and spirits to quench your thirst.
The gourmet kitchen serves up scrumptious snacks, giant burgers, hot dogs and fries.
BEAT X Studio is founded by two Singapore national swimmers – Joel Tan (Sports Personality & Entrepreneur) and Leslie Kwok (Olympian, Model & Entrepreneur). They have more than 20 years of combined competitive training experience with world-class coaches.
BEAT X Studio has 3 thematic studios with 4 fitness concepts (REBOUNDING | HYBRID CIRCUIT | BOX | RIDE). Join Singapore's hottest hybrid workout at BBOUNCE & BEATX Studio today!
BEAT X fitness sessions = Sweat. Their founders created the original Hybrid Rebounding at BBOUNCE Studio and kept evolving to create classes that switch things up. Their classes sculpt every muscle, burn major calories and sometimes help you get in touch with your inner badass! With new routines, your body keeps learning, burning, evolving and you stay sharp.
Their characteristic intensity ‘shocks’ your body and makes sure things do not get boring and your body keeps burning calories. Their bodies adapt to routines quickly and start reaching plateaus, aka it no longer burn calories the same way. Hence Beat X was created to help you beat your own limits.
Jelutung Harbour Park has officially reopened after a major facelift and it is now a recreational hotspot for the Sembawang GRC residents.
The new water play area and an iconic adventure / interactive playground, along with an inclusive play area for children of all ages, especially for children with physically challenged and special needs are the major highlights of the revamped park.
The new water-feature playground in Jelutung Harbour Park operates from 9.30am - 9.30pm daily and it is something not to be missed!
A new Entrance Plaza with an improved amphitheatre also allow for more group gatherings or community events in the future.
Residents can also enjoy the enhanced basketball court and BBQ pits in the park. All these features make Jelutung Harbour Park a great destination for the whole family!
King and the Pawn; a one-of-a-kind bar and cafe on Purvis Street, featuring over 300 board games, your favourite comfort food with a playful twist, over 10 craft beers, signature cocktails and locally-roasted coffee.
Go explore their wide variety of games, guaranteed to suit every occassion and taste. Ranging from rowdy party games to brain-burning strategy games, as well as 2-player games for date nights with a difference!
â€‹Their game gurus will also be on hand to recommend and teach the games, so you can quickly get started on the fun bits!
Apart from games, they also focus on serving great food and drinks, because no game night (or day) is complete without filling patrons' bellies! Swing by to discover cafe and bar favourites with their chefs' distinctive twists!
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.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
The newly-launched Tayo Station, is the first Tayo character-based indoor playground in Southeast Asia for families and the young to play, indulge and create their own adventures with Tayo the Little Bus & his friends.
Tayo Station is themed around the South Korean animated series (Tayo The Little Bus) that follows Tayo and his little bus friends who often discover new sights and go on exciting adventures every day in the big city.
Tayo Station spans a massive 10,000 sq ft space that integrates indoor playground attractions, edutainment area and sensory play space for young children from 1 to 12 years old. These include the Tayo’s Road Circuit, Poco’s Hinoki Play, and Gani’s Playground and many more that are created to entertain while offering a healthy level of challenge for the kids to overcome.
Click here to find out more about the many different fun sections of Tayo Station and here for admission tickets information.
A Singapore venture is emerging as the new powerhouse of Asia’s electronic dance music industry with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art production studio.
Launching in October 2018, TITAN Studios at Duxton Hill is the brainchild of Singapore electronic music management agency, Jupiter Labs, which also has outlets in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Los Angeles. Jupiter Labs aims to become Asia’s leading artist incubator having already fostered partnerships with leading agencies and labels around Asia. The TITAN studios are a key component of that strategy.
Designed and built by dance music producers and renowned audio engineers, TITAN Studios' facilities simultaneously provide both comfort and creative space, without the complications of traditional recording studios. That doesn’t mean compromise, as TITAN offers advanced sound design tech and a wealth of vintage, analog and digital instruments and outboard gear.
Originating from Taiwan, Funsiamo is a newly-launched premium DIY baking studio in Suntec City.
Their recipes are uploaded in an iPad for customers to choose from and then learn to bake in the studio through the instructions from the iPad without the presences of instructors or chefs.
Funsiamo offers a fully equipped studio for people to bond and have fun together with their very own DIY baking experience. No class no rush. Choose from their library of recipes like Macarons, Fruit Tarts, Valrhona Banana Chocolate Cake and more. They supply all the required ingredients and tools for their recipes.
Asia Music School has launched their 3rd branch in Singapore's eastern neighbourhood, at Parkway Parade.
The school offers private piano, violin and a variety of music courses for students of all ages. One highlight of the Parkway branch is the exclusive recital hall, with a capacity of up to 60 seating pax, features intimate space that is ideal for performances from chamber music to solo recitals, rehearsals, workshops and presentations.
Asia Music School has established a reputation and is known for its dedicated teaching and performances in Singapore. The school, which started off with only a few students in 2008, is now providing instructional music programs to over hundreds of students every months through a variety of lessons including piano, violin, guitar, percussion and voice. The school currently has 3 branches at West Coast Plaza, Yishun Central, Parkway Parade and an upcoming branch in Hougang opening later this year.
Supplying the latest and greatest branded street-style and sports fashion goods for over 30 years and with 1000s of exclusive products - JD Sports leads the way.
Bag the latest kicks for your happy feet as JD Sports' Singapore flagship store is officially open in ION Orchard!
JD is the leading specialized multi-channel retailer of branded sports and casual wear in the UK and Europe. Known for their massive collection of exclusives from the biggest and greatest brands across the world for well over 30 years, JD has since established the JD King of Trainers store, dedicated in bringing the most anticipated trainers to the local scene. They are, after all, the Undisputed King of Trainers.
Challenge your friends to a game of Carom Billiard, a game involving only 4 balls, played on a pocketless table, or simply chill out with a beer!
The World Games is a major international multi-sport event, meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that were not contested in the Olympic Games. and the 3-Cushion Carom Billiards has been officially added to the 2021 World Games. So visit Thirsty4balls for your first shot at this new sport in Singapore!
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.
Located in Chijmes, the newly-opened BOLD Fitness is a club with a unique view of fitness in Singapore – that training is personal.
Founded by experienced and highly specialized trainers Filza Dorah, Hadi Sim and Guna Palanisamy, BOLD Fitness is for fitness enthusiasts who are looking for customized fitness and lifestyle solutions to meet their health and wellness needs.
Personal training is at the core of what they do – with specialisations in post-rehab training, pre- and post-natal training, weightloss programmes, mixed martial arts, sports-specific training, and bodybuilding. All their trainers are also qualified with myofascial and triggerpoint release, as well as mobility work, to make sure your body is prepared for your fitness goals and to improve overall quality of life.
BOLD was designed not just as another gym, but a fitness club so that they can put their members’ needs at the forefront of everything they do. Members have an all-access pass to the club’s facilities, including state-of-the-art equipment, complimentary wifi, changing rooms and showers with a dry and wet area, plus a café that sells customisable protein shakes, juices, healthy bites and coffee – yes, coffee is healthy too!
They believe in education and full guidance. BOLD will host fitness events and wellness workshops. Exclusively for their members, they provide nutrition and diet plans for a holistic fitness offering.
If you’re looking to be a stronger, fitter version of yourself, BOLD is there to help you on your journey.
To serve their members and guests even better, SAFRA Mount Faber have announced that they will be upgraded between July 2018 to June 2019 to provide a refreshed experience and more offerings as an executive lifestyle club for NSmen.
The enhancement works will begin later this month and will see the entire club take on a fresh industrial chic look with new facilities and amenities by mid-2019.
Anticipate new dining options, such as a drive-thru Fatburger outlet.
Expect dedicated co-working spaces fully equipped with high-speed wi-fi, video projectors, and other workplace resources. And more but of course!
For more information and a list of affected facilities as they embark on upgrading works, click here.
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.
Dancevault has opened a signature dance & fitness hybrid studio right in the heart of the Central Business District at Raffles Place.
Spanning 8,000 sq ft of space, Dancevault Raffles' 3 spacious studios feature state of the art AV systems, first in Asia cutting edge equipment, designer facilities, branded amenities, a roster of the best known and established instructors and the widest variety of dance & fitness classes ever compiled within a single venue.
Dance and Fitness classes include Hip Hop, K-Pop, Burlesque, Urban Funk, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary dance, total body conditioning Bungee Workouts, Myofascial Release classes, Weight Loss and Fitness Bootcamps, Personal Training options, Zumba branded programs, plus a full suite of internationally acclaimed Les Mills fitness programs. And for the first time in Singapore, they shall be introducing Vertical Workout and Ninja Warrior Training programs.
In addition to the dance and fitness studios, Dancevault has installed a fully appointed Functional Fitness gym at the Raffles venue where 2 brand new and exciting fitness programs will be introduced for the very first time in Singapore.
Riding on the popularity of the Bungee Workout which was introduced at their East Coast studio last year, VERTICAL WORKOUT will have participants bouncing, tumbling and somersaulting off an elasticized canvas wall, assisted and ensuring safety with the help of professional rock climbing harnesses and ropes. The Vertical Workout incorporates elements of gymnastics and parkour, and it trains both total body conditioning and core fitness, as well as agility, balance and an inner confidence and courage.
2. NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
The Functional Fitness gym also houses their latest fitness jewel – a MoveStrong Nova XL Ninja Warrior arch bridge – for their NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING programs. Imported directly from the USA, this facility is designed to replicate actual obstacles participants are challenged to complete in the hugely popular Ninja Warrior Challenge series seen on TV all over the world.
Celebrating its tenth year, Filmgarde Cineplexes is embarking on an exciting new growth planto be Singapore’s market leader in the cinematic experience. Pushing to be at the forefront of international standards whilst being audience-oriented and accessible, Filmgarde will feature cutting-edge international cinematic technology, innovative products and carefully curated service offerings.
Filmgarde Cineplexes has overhauled and enhanced its website and is introducing for the FIRST time in Singapore, a Bilingual Cinema Website that allows consumers to toggle the platform easily between English and Chinese. This thoughtful initiative not only allows Filmgarde to reach out to a wider audience, but it also creates greater ease of use and accessibility for the mature and silver generation.
Complementing its new website is Filmgarde Cineplexes’ brand new self-service ticketing kiosk which also sits on a bilingual platform. These kiosks are ergonomically designed and allows for fast and effortless purchase of tickets via a wide range of payment platforms including Visa, Mastercard, PayWave, PayPass and NETS, in line with the national drive towards a cashless economy. For those who prefer a human touch, manned ticketing counters are also available.
To encourage family bonding and more convenient visits for young families to the movies, Filmgarde Cineplexes is also introducing the FIRST Cinema ‘Family Seats’ in Singapore (from $28.50-$42). A Filmgarde exclusive design that allows for seating for up to two adults and two children, this thoughtful initiative elevates the cinema seat from being just another piece of furniture, to an opportunity for families and loved ones to engage and interact seamlessly at the movies.
In a FIRST also for Singapore and Asia, Filmgarde Cineplexes is working strategically with local media powerhouse Mediacorp and Barco, the leading international specialist in visual and projection technology, to debut the next generation immersive sound technologyAuroMax® across all its cinema halls at Filmgarde Century Square.
The brand new AuroMax® is the next frontier and the epitome of the Auro technology. It is also the format of choice for international cinematic use and supported by major and international organizations such as NATO (National Organisation of Theatre Owners), UNIC and DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative), representing major exhibitors, Hollywood studios and the SMPTE (the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers). As of June 2018, there are more than 600 theatres worldwide committed to the format, with more than 50 leading post-production studios and 120 international films released in Auro®.
AuroMax® is thus confidently positioned as the ultimate immersive sound system on themarket, creating a natural 3D listening experience; allowing Singapore’s audience to feel asthough they are right within the picture. In another first of its kind in Singapore, in line withFilmgarde’s vision to elevate the cinematic standards for Singapore’s audiences, it will bekeeping its AuroMax® ticket pricing affordable, retaining its regular price of tickets (from $8.50- $14.50).
16 Beat Drums is your one-stop brand new concept music store that provides revolutionary drumming solutions for drummers of all ages, skill-levels and styles. Their business is run by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the best drumming experience for you.
16 Beat Drums is like a "candy store" equivalent for drum enthusiasts.
Besides the regular drumming goods/things that are usually offered at a conventional drum store, they offer more exclusive products and home-practice solutions that are not yet experienced by many professionals and beginner drummers in the region.
16 Beat Drums is a business that’s built on passion and they take pride in serving the drumming community.
So visit their newly-opened store at 16 Opal Crescent and check out their products. Their friendly & well-versed staff members will be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Play. Practice. Be Heard.
The passionate people behind 16 Beat Drums also manages Singapore Drum Fest, who runs Asia's biggest drumming competition "Drum-Off 2018" and drumming festivals like "Ultimate Drummers Weekend".
Singapore Drum Fest is reputed for being the first-of-its-kind in Asia. A modern and energetic festival that seeks to empower drummers and raise public interest in drumming since 2007. Organized by Fest Events International, and modelled after the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in the USA, Singapore Drum Fest continues to bring the world’s best drummers and musicians together since its birth in 2007 until today.
Dog owners in Tiong Bahru and beyond now have a space for their furry pets to roam freely and safely! Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has transformed the state land at Tiong Poh Road into a dog park named Tiong Bahru Dog Run.
Member of Parliament, Ms Indranee Rajah stumbled upon the piece of state land previously and thought it would make a wonderful dog park. She then approached SLA for assistance and they agreed to allow the use of the land for a dog run. SLA also put in lights, for additional safety and security. MP Rajah officiated the opening of Tiong Bahru Dog Run last month.
The Rock School @ Our Tampines Hub is built specially to nurture the growth and development of sports climbing in Singapore as well as spread the love for this accessible sport, great for people of all ages and abilities.
The Rock School's state-of-the-art climbing facility includes 20 lanes of top-rope wall, 10 lanes of lead wall and a massive 4.5m-tall bouldering area. Kids, youth, adults, and families may enjoy their many exciting routes all day long!
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
Equipped with a new "gentle-on-skin" filtration, the pool has temperature controls so that the kids can enjoy "shiver free" swimming lessons.
SWISH! Swimming is a swimming school, for children aged 4 months and above. Founded on the philosophy that learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill and not something that is only required for those who want to swim competitively. Learning to swim is about communicating with water – not being fearful of it, but instead using it as the building block for a whole load more of fun times in your life.
Nestled in the lush surroundings of Dempsey Hill, SWISH! offers a variety of Aquatic Enrichment Classes for all ages. The temperature controlled indoor and outdoor, salt-chlorinated pools are purpose built to optimize the learning experience.
The Yard Dempsey is a state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre at Loewen Road which offers programmes for kids ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
Surrounded by a wide variety of food, activity and educational options, The Yard Dempsey aims to add a new flavour to the already bustling community at Dempsey. Programs at Dempsey are aimed at the younger age frame with classes from parent accompanied GymTots to the independent Kinder and JuniorGym levels.
With an emphasis on fun and fitness, their recreational gymnasts are encouraged to achieve a personal-level of success in skill-development and an enjoyment of gymnastics.
The Yard's 1st facility started in 2016 at Science Centre Road. You can read about it here.
Sandbox VR at Orchard Central combines the latest Virtual Reality hardware, movie quality real-time motion capture and AAA-quality content experiences to create the best VR experiences on the planet. Period. It's the perfect event for team building, corporate events, and parties.
Sandbox VR is a cutting edge social experience straight out of science fiction that you have never experienced before, and an experience that you cannot get at home. Go with your friends and Escape Together to their world.
All the Sandbox VR's experiences are designed from the ground up to be social, long form, and shareable.
Social - Designed for cooperation and competition with 2-6 guests.
Long Form - 30-40 mins long, long enough to develop characters, explore a world, and engage with a story.
Shareable - Designed for spectator enjoyment for sharing and live streaming.
The National Parks Board (NParks) opens Marsiling Park, formerly known as Woodlands Town Garden, after 22 months of enhancement works. As a result of close consultation with the community during the design process, the park now offers a range of new day and night experiences for visitors to enjoy. Enhancements have also been sensitively made to the mangrove area to allow visitors to get closer to nature as well as for biodiversity to thrive.
With its lush greenery and peaceful ambience, Marsiling Park is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The park features activity areas and amenities for visitors of all ages.
Visitors can enjoy the view of the picturesque pond from the viewing tower or the boardwalks, especially in the evening, as the lighting is curated to leverage on the reflections on the water body to create a special illumination effect.
The one of a kind butterfly-shaped playground with climbing ropes provides children with a challenging play experience while the Fun Play area has play equipment with musical elements for an interactive play experience.
Nature-lovers will appreciate the butterfly-attracting plants and educational interpretive boards that have been introduced around the playground, as well as the enhanced mangrove habitat along the western edge of the park.
There are also several spaces for community activities, such as the activity plaza and the amphitheatre, which features a rain garden. Visitors can also enjoy refreshments at the F&B outlet in the park, which is open 24 hours daily.
Buds by Shangri-La Hotel is an interactive play space for children to sing, bake, perform and party. It has a huge indoor and outdoor playground for kids and it isn’t just for Shangri-La Hotel's hotel guests; it welcomes the public, too.
One of the best ways for children to learn is through play, and the curated play space at Buds by Shangri-La will allow them just that. Not only will they learn in a creative environment, the self-directed and experiential activities offered at Buds will also let them have lots of fun while doing so!
For children 4 years and up, the Explorer Zone is the ultimate indoor playground. The five play areas feature slides, climbing and swinging structures, air blasters for shooting foam balls, a large ball pit, and a sand-play area. As for children under the age of four, the dedicated soft-play Toddler Zone will offer them a safe place to play, keeping them fully engaged with vintage kiddy rides, slides, a ball pit, and even an interactive piano floor.
The three themed activity spaces at Buds offer lots of room for creativity and imagination. The Muddy room is perfect for budding artists who like to make a splash. Here, your children can indulge in painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, with the walls as their canvases.
The Stage room is a music studio for burgeoning performers. The little ones get to choose from a wide selection of songs, complete with the appropriate getup to complement the performance. The friendly staff will also assist with recording your child’s very own music video, and you get to keep the music video as a memento in the form of a thumb drive.
The best way to bond is where you and your child spend time together, and the Bake room provides that and more. Bake is a fully equipped cooking classroom where your and your child can learn to bake together, with classes held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for a space to host a birthday party? The Party Room is perfect for just that. The playful décor and ambient lights illuminate the room, taking your birthday party to the next level!
Buds by Shangri-La has a whole outdoor area dedicated to just that: The Splash Pads at the Outdoor Playground. Aptly located beside the Giant Pirate Ship, the little ones can cool down at the splash pads or the free-form pool nearby after conquering the challenging climbs and slides at the giant pirate ship.
Jurong Lake Gardens West focuses on nature, play and the community. It is currently under construction. When it opens in 2019, the public will be able to see a restored swamp forest and wetlands, a nature-themed play area, allotment gardens, lifestyle and sports facilities, and F&B options.
One of the key design concepts for Jurong Lake Gardens West is the Heron Island.
Herons are among the wildlife living in the Jurong Lake area. Platforms will be installed on Heron Island to encourage roosting and nesting, away from human disturbance. Enhancing habitats for wildlife and keeping the tranquility of the area are key considerations in the development of Jurong Lake Gardens West, enabling visitors to enjoy nature and biodiversity.
Children can look forward to Forest Ramble, a nature-themed play area that will capture their fascination for plants and animals. Forest Ramble will comprise varied adventure play experiences for children to mimic the actions of animals – from crawling through a “squirrel’s nest” to gliding through a tree canopy.
The new entrance pavilion at the north carpark will serve as an arrival point to introduce visitors to the Gardens. The multiple columns of the pavilion are inspired by the hanging aerial roots of the many Ficus trees found within the Gardens.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as ‘the place where it all happens’. Its 1st Singapore outlet is now open at Marina Square.
Born in 1992, Millennium Dance Complex is the most famous dance studio brand in the world. Founded in Los Angeles, USA, it has been fuelled by Hollywood’s entertainment business’s hype machine. Millennium Dance Complex is the preeminent dance instruction brand in commercial dance. Millennium offers dance and dance fitness classes to everyone from beginning dancers to Hollywood’s biggest celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Ariana Grande, Pink and Diddy.
Millennium is home to some of dance’s best and highest-profile choreographers, who choreograph and teach the biggest pop stars when they practice for their videos and tours. Dance’s popularity continues to explode thanks to increased exposure on television, in movies, and major concerts. With its focus on contemporary, popular music and dance, Millennium distinguishes itself from the existing competition of aged dance studio brands that focus on ballroom and classical dance and do not appeal to the modern, progressive population.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as a 'the place where it all happens'. Although the studio's A-list clientele and a faculty of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the world has catapulted MILLENNIUM to a global brand, it still remains notably grounded, welcoming and dedicated to the highest level of service and instruction.
Looking for a space to nurture your green fingers? NParks provides allotment gardening plots at various parks for anyone who wishes to have their own space to garden.
Allotment gardens offer plots of land to individuals to rent for growing their own plants. Following the initial success of the pilot scheme at HortPark, new allotment gardening plots will be introduced in 10 more parks islandwide over the next two years. By 2019, more than 1,000 allotment garden plots will be available to the community.
Each allotment plot consists of a 2.5 m x 1 m raised planter bed, and can be leased for three years at a charge of $57/year (excluding GST).
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore comprises 198 tastefully-decorated rooms and suites plus eight corporate villas showcasing the best of contemporary Asian design, this luxurious hotel is perfectly equipped for business and leisure with a wealth of experiences to enjoy.
Facilities include a multi-ethnic cuisine restaurant and The Nest golf club restaurant, the Legends Bar, the Dusit deli, the Club Lounge, a fully-equipped gym, a swimming pool and kids’ pool, a pool bar and grill for al fresco dining, three tennis courts, a putting green, and Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa.
The hotel also offers a boardroom, two meeting rooms, two large event lawns, and a large pillarless ballroom (seating up to 650 guests) with a pre-function area overlooking the golf course.
Guests also enjoy easy access to the driving range and two-championship golf courses.
The recently unveiled integrated complex in Bedok, Heartbeat@Bedok, was designed to incorporate amenities that cater to all age groups, providing family-friendly facilities. Parents with kids, grandchildren and grandparents can all come together as families to enjoy themselves in a single location.
Built upon a formerly forested site, it is apt that the main theme of Heartbeat@Bedok is greenery. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Heartbeat@Bedok’s unique design has also caught the eye internationally and it has won numerous architectural awards both home and abroad.
Bringing multiple services together under one roof, Heartbeat@Bedok is one of Singapore’s largest integrated complexes - it occupies 2.1 hectares or the size of about three football fields. The building houses several facilities such as a community centre, sport centre, polyclinic, senior care centre, a public library, as well as food & beverage outlets and shops.
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.
The future of entertainment is now here with Virtual Room – the world’s best team-based VR experience right in the heart of Chinatown, Singapore.
Experience a truly immersive and mind-blowing adventure with your friends, family or colleagues as you communicate and work together in a totally realistic virtual world.
Your mission is to help save the world and you and your team of 2-4 players will need to travel back into historical periods of time such as ancient Egypt and the medieval ages to solve the puzzles and challenges.
Each player has their own dedicated room, specially designed and equipped with the latest VR gear. You will get to move around, search for items, manipulate objects and collaborate with your fellow team members.
It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before - immersion, freedom, adrenaline, the ultimate thrill! If you’re up for the challenge, build your team now and join the adventure.
Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to walk on the moon?
Airzone is the world's 1st “suspended playground” concept premiering in Singapore! Creating a truly unique experience for young and old alike.
The Airzone attraction is an elevated playground with distinct themed zones containing unique games to explore, such as a Ball pit, Slide and 3D Maze.
Targeted to open in the 1st quarter of 2018, Airzone sits in the atrium space of City Square Mall in between the floor levels and it stretches up to level 6 with fun and excitement for all the family on every level.
Safety is at the heart of everything that they do. From their trained crew on site through to their experienced management team whom have a combined 25 years experience of attractions business management specialisation. Airstronauts only have to worry about one thing, having fun! Did you know that you can suspend a car from the anchors that hold the Airzone in place!
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.