CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened lyf Funan, the largest coliving property in Southeast Asia. It is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ coliving brand that is managed by millennials for the millennials and millennial-minded. lyf Funan is the first of Ascott’s record-breaking property openings in Singapore this year.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, lyf Funan is at the epicentre of the city-state’s buzzing retail, commercial, social and cultural belt. Spanning about 121,000 sq ft in gross floor area, lyf Funan houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments. The nine-storey coliving property will have easy access, via a sheltered underground walkway, to the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange that is well-connected to the rest of the city.
lyf Funan is an integral part of CapitaLand’s Funan integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering cutting-edge retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing, and futsal facility. Guests of lyf Funan can enjoy convenience with the plethora of recreational, retail, dining and commercial options right at their doorstep at Funan as well as surrounding landmarks such as CapitaLand’s iconic integrated development Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore. Catering to both short and long stays, lyf Funan is ideal for leisure and business travellers, expatriates, global assignees as well as digital nomads.
lyf Funan will offer instagrammable ‘Connect’ social zones such as co-working spaces and an arena for activities such as hackathons, innovation talks, music jamming sessions, cooking sessions, or workshops with artisans. At its ‘Bond’ social kitchen, guests can prepare home-cooked meals, take cooking classes and socialise while learning more about global cuisines from other residents. Residents can work out and have fun with quirky design and interactive elements such as a giant ball pit, a giant-sized Connect Four set and the ‘Burn’ social gymnasium with a human-sized hamster wheel, evoking lyf’s unique and fun brand personality. They can hang out at the ‘Wash & Hang’ laundromat and strike up new conversations while waiting for their laundry to be done.
A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Funan. It will conduct weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and cocreate community programmes or take part in TED talks, craft workshops and hackathons.
lyf Funan will be managed by lyf Guards – millennials who may be community managers, city and food guides, bar keepers, event organisers, and problem solvers all rolled into one.
Catering to the digital natives, lyf Funan Singapore provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe. As one of the pioneer hospitality apps allowing multiple destination bookings in a single transaction, the lyf app also enables communications with the lyf Guards. Guests will get to enjoy discounts at various shops at Funan by showing their mobile key.
lyf Funan offers five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18 sqm to 105 sqm to accommodate single, dual or group bookings, with room rates beginning at S$150++. They include One of a Kind (18 sqm), a studio unit with an ensuite bathroom for individuals and couples who enjoy their own space; Two of a Kind (43 sqm), featuring two private rooms with a shared kitchenette; lyf Style (18 sqm), a gaming-themed studio unit equipped with a PlayStation console, ensuite bathroom and a pull-down sofa bed, and also the Up & Down apartments (18 sqm) which come with bunk beds. The All Together apartments (41 sqm to 105 sqm), which are ideal for groups of up to nine, are business suites featuring two to six rooms with a shared kitchen, a Samsung Flip interactive smart screen to facilitate discussions, as well as a large table that doubles up as a workspace and dining area.
The demand for coliving is driven by the growing sharing economy, as buzzing startup ecosystems in vibrant cities give rise to a popular culture of living and cocreating as a community among the millennials. lyf Funan Singapore will stand to benefit from Singapore being one of the top startup ecosystems globally and the second-best Asia Pacific destination for bleisure travel.
The newly-launched Hmlet Cantonment is Hmlet's largest and most flexible co-living space to date! 150 custom-designed rooms with co-living spaces like communal kitchens, a wellness studio, outdoor plunge pool, relaxation area and an all-day, in-house cafe, these are created to please any guests.
Hmlet Cantonment was formerly the location of Keppel Primary School before it was converted to the headquarters of Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).
At Hmlet Cantonment, flexibility is their modus operandi. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or a long-term home, they have all the space, comfort and convenience you desire.
Strategically located near busy Tanjong Pagar and historical Chinatown, with myriad restaurants, bars, and cultural hotspots, Hmlet Cantonment offers a unique juxtaposition between old-school origins and modern design.
Plus, tourist favourites like Orchard Road and Sentosa is just a 10-minute drive away - bringing you even closer to the best of Singapore's culture.
HSBC Bank (Singapore) has opened its 2nd Jade Centre at Jewel Changi Airport to further cater to the growing international retail banking and wealth needs of its affluent customers who live and/or bank in Singapore.
HSBC Jade Center is equipped with amenities such as private rooms, complimentary wifi and beverage options. HSBC clients can look forward to performing their banking conveniently in a private environment with their HSBC Jade Relationship Managers or simply just relax in the lounge before moving on to their next destination.
Jade is HSBC’s affluent proposition for individuals who have at least SGD1.2 million in cash and/or investments with the bank. Geared especially for customers with international needs, Jade provides personalised investment solutions and advice, and global concierge services.
Renting is the new buying! Singapore's premier dress rental destination, Covetella, recently celebrated their 4th anniversary and also launched an even bigger & better showroom at APEX@Henderson to house their ever-growing collection of designer dresses and accessories for rent.
Well-known as one of the best places in Singapore to shop for formalwear, Covetella’s new showroom boasts 3,200 sqft of chic cocktail dresses and gorgeous evening gowns to help make all your Cinderella dreams come true.
“We wanted to create a secret dream closet, a special sanctuary where our clients could feel at home and get ready for events with their friends in a modern setting. We chose APEX because of the beautiful high ceilings and because it was large enough to allow us to host beauty and empowerment workshops. Covetella is not just a place to get a dress, it’s a place to become the best version of yourself.” – Founder Carol Chen
Founded in 2015, Covetella is Singapore’s premier dress rental destination, providing every woman with an infinite dream closet right at her fingertips. Covetella features a curated selection of designer dresses and accessories from all over the world, all of which can be enjoyed for a fraction of the price. Clients can go online to book a dress directly, or can make an appointment to receive a personalized styling session in the Covetella showroom. Covetella also provides a platform whereby women can rent out their own dresses, monetizing their wardrobes while maximizing closet space.
Covetella is a pioneer in sustainable fashion and provides the ultimate Cinderella experience for the modern woman. To learn more, visit www.Covetella.com.