At Under Armour, their mission is simple: to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Their team work to build the world’s most innovative performance products. Everything they make is designed with the athlete in mind to ensure the very best quality and performance. When you put on an Under Armour product, it’s making you better.
Their new store at Orchard Central will open in April.
It all started in 1996 when Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank created the original performance T-shirt that wicked sweat and regulated body temperature to make athletes cooler, drier, lighter, and better. Since that first T-shirt, Under Armour has grown into the most innovative brand in all of sports with gear for men, women, and youth.
The history of Asics began with the establishment of Onitsuka Co, Ltd. in 1949. According to a philosophy based on "bringing up sound youth through sports," the company has kept the tradition of specializing in manufacturing sports shoes by having original ideas and applying epoch-making techniques. Their latest outlet will be opening soon at Plaza Singapura.
When people recovered from the war and began to realize the enjoyment of sports, Onitsuka's shoes were on their feet. They needed a healthier, more positive lifestyle, a new sense of community, optimism and awareness. The best way to accomplish this he firmly believed, was through sport. So he started making athletic shoes in his living room, and set out to change the future one step at a time. In 1977, the Onitsuka Co. Ltd. became Asics.
Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Visitors will see an astonishing variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate.
This 163-ha reserve includes Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 m and retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.
Home to around 40% of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature. Some of these flora and fauna species include the Shorea curtisii, Red Dhup (Parishia insignis), Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) and Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus).
Running Lab, now at Tampines Mall, is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. They are staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners who have the expertise to match the right shoe to your foot type. This helps maximize performance and reduces the risks of injuries.
Their facilities include an in-house treadmill for gait analysis and for customers to test run the shoe before a purchasing decision is made.
Better known as the Hamptons, the Long Island towns of Southampton and East Hampton in New York are the playgrounds of America’s rich and famous. Palatial summer homes are the order of the day in a region where you’ll find some of the country’s most expensive zip codes. It's basically the opposite of everything you’d associate with Bedok. According to a new heritage trail, however, the humble corner of eastern Singapore bore an uncanny resemblance to the Hamptons in the early 20th century.
Launched by the National Heritage Board (NHB) as part of the ongoing Singapore HeritageFest, the Bedok Heritage Trail will transport you back in time to the era before the development of the East Coast area; a time when the colony’s wealthiest inhabitants resided in waterfront bungalows alongside fishing villages. With 10 markers spread along a 15km route, you’ll discover Bedok’s long history, from its kampung beginning to its key role in the East Coast Reclamation Scheme.
From pirates to beach parties, fishing villages to coconut plantations, the story of the eastern coast of Singapore shares many common threads with coastal settlements across the world. At the same time, the intertwined histories of Bedok, Siglap, Tanah Merah and the East Coast are unique in many ways.
From the ancient days when Orang Laut fleets looked upon the red cliffs of Tanah Merah as a navigational guide, through the era of colonisation, all the way to Singapore's independence and present day, the area’s transformative journey is told through the branching stories of Bedok and the East Coast in this Bedok Heritage Trail.
The epitome of “sports as lifestyle”, Royal Sporting House encapsulates the crossover of sports into the realm of fashion and lifestyle. The multi-brand retail chain offers a wide selection of apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment from international sports brands like Reebok, Speedo, Nautica, Sperry Top-Sider and Wilson, providing an enjoyable shopping experience for the sports enthusiast.
Lines of Life aims to make the Rail Corridor highly-visible, accessible, connected and relatable to communities, not just from north to south of Singapore, but from west to east as well. It also envisions the Corridor as an inspiring and relaxing environment that adds to the high quality of life in Singapore, as well as a catalyst to strengthen community bonding vis-à-vis Singapore’s development.
An inspiring Rail Corridor strong in identity and culture that catalyses and inspires a healthier and more active lifestyle among all Singapore residents through a range of quality and differentiated activities.
An accessible Rail Corridor that is a highly visible, accessible, connected and welcoming public space for people living and working along its entire route.
A comfortable Rail Corridor that is safe for all activities and supports a healthier lifestyle.
A memorable Rail Corridor that recaptures the history and heritage of the Rail Corridor through adaptive reuse of former railway buildings and artefacts.
An eco-friendly Rail Corridor that is sensitively designed and functions as a green spine and encyclopaedia of nature in Singapore.
A growing Rail Corridor in which local stakeholders and the community inspire other Singaporeans to come together to take ownership of the Rail Corridor to ensure its long term sustainability.
The Kranji Marshes wetlands, at 56.8 hectares, the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore has officially opened, with guided tours starting at the end of the month.
Located next to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the marshland lies along the northwestern shore of Kranji Reservoir and is home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies. The marshland also serves as a natural filter for water entering Kranji Reservoir.
Kranji Marshes is separated into two areas - a public area and a restricted core area which is only accessible through tours.
Within the public area, visitors can climb a 10.65-metre tall Raptor Tower to get a panoramic view of the surrounding marshes. There are also blinds, which are open-air structures where visitors can observe the wildlife from.
Running Lab is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. Staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners, they provide assistance to match the right shoe to your foot type and gait, helping to maximise your running performance and reduce risks of injuries. Their facilities include an in-house treadmill for gait analysis, as well as to allow customers to put their shoes to the test before deciding if the pair of shoes they're wearing are truly the right pair for them.
Over the years, they have enabled sports activists and enthusiasts to practice, perform and follow their sports passions with their large range of products. There is nothing that satisfies them more than seeing their customers make a difference to their life by engaging actively in one or multiple sport. Conceived and started in 1976 near Lille, they have worked hard to design, develop, manufacture and bring sports equipments closer to the customer. Their passion just keeps growing.
The new extension's amenities include outdoor fitness equipment and public toilets.
According to the authority, there are about 37 species of birds at Zhenghua Nature Park. Besides birds such as the Olive-backed Sunbird, Flameback Woodpecker and Pink-necked Green Pigeon which are often spotted in parks and gardens, birds which are typically found in forests have also been sighted like the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and Long-tailed Parakeet. The nature park is also a stopover for migratory birds like the Arctic Warbler.
Sixteen species of birds have been seen at the extension since May this year when habitat enhancements first began, including the Blue-throated bee-eater and the Oriental Dollarbird, both of which are forest-edge species.
More than 30 species of plants were added to the park's extension including bird attracting species like Tembusu, Syzigium polyanthum, Ficus microcarpa, Leea indica, Rhodomrytus tomentosa and Ixora javanica.
With the extension, the total area of Zhenghua Nature Park is brought to 17.3 hectares.
At Under Armour, their mission is simple: to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Their team works to build the world’s most innovative performance products.
Everything they make is designed with the athlete in mind to ensure the very best quality and performance. When you put on an Under Armour product, it’s making you better.
ASICS at acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano -. A sound mind in a sound body staying true to the philosophy by which wt was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product . Their mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, they pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon their technological advances and pushing the limits on what they can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. They pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul.
Coney Island serves as a weekend getaway for all nature lovers, promoting an exhilarating experience for learning and fun.
Coney Island, formerly known as Pulau Serangoon, is a 50-hectare island situated off the north-east region of Singapore, currently covered with lush vegetation with vast biodiversity. It remained uninhabited because it was an important locations for migratory birds, including even endangered species.
The North Face, an American outdoor product company specialising from technical climbing gear to outdoor clothing, has recently opened to enhance the offerings at the sports cluster at Paragon.
The North Face provides an extensive line of innovative, high-performance, technically-advanced apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories for serious outdoor adventurers, global trekkers, and sophisticated urbanites who have one thing in common: they seek out, invest in, use, and wear the best.
The new Asics boutique spans 1,615 square feet and presents a comprehensive spectrum of footwear for the new “Mix Up Your Run” concept, where runners opened their sights to the big world of possibilities, exploring new terrains in any weather, be it city streets, mud paths, forest trails, snow, ice, or the mountains.
To nurture a growing interest in the pursuit of running excellence, the new store features the technologically-advanced Asics Foot ID, with staff on site to perform the analysis, the first in Singapore.
Additionally, running enthusiasts can join the Asics Running Club, hosted at the Suntec City store, for your weekly Wednesday runs that cater to all levels, covering a range of distances at different paces.