Customers can order personalisation for a wide range of handmade leather-and-paper gifts from Bynd Artisan, at the same time dig into Sunday Folks’ seasonal artisanal sweet treats plus specialty coffee brew.
Born from a rich heritage of craftsmanship, Bynd Artisan offers customised and personalised leather and paper gifts for everyone, for any occasion.
Jurong Lake has been transformed into a venue for recreation and community bonding, where a stage and viewing promenade provide a scenic location for community events. One of Jurong Lake’s unique sustainable features is the largest man-made floating wetland in Singapore. The floating wetlands not only play a part in maintaining the water quality in the reservoir but also create a natural habitat for the wildlife.
Visitors can take a walk along the boardwalk to enjoy the scenic views of the lake and admire the flora and fauna thriving on the floating wetlands. Water activities such as kayaking and dragon boating can also be enjoyed on the lake through programmes by Passion Wave @ Jurong Lake Gardens operated by People’s Association.
Woods Square is the first integrated commercial development located at the heart of Woodlands Regional Centre. Comprising of offices, F&B, retail and a childcare centre.
Woods Square was also awarded the BCA Green Mark Gold-Plus in the New Non-Residential Buildings Category in 2018. Complementing the overall design, it brings together a blend of lush greenery open spaces, thereby creating an outdoorsy cosy vibe where consumers and nature harmonize together.
Woods Square offers a medley of casual dining options and retail services, catering to both office workers and families alike.
Woods Square is minutes’ walk away from Woodlands, Woodlands North and Woodlands South MRT stations, as well as Woodlands bus interchange. It is also easily accessible by the SLE, BKE and upcoming NSE. Within the nearby vicinity are also various educational institutes such as Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Sports School, Singapore American School and primary and secondary institutions.
To address the growing appeal for compact office spaces, Woods Square brings with it the Small Office Loft Office (SOLO) concept with 101 such office units ranging from around 495 sq ft to 1,800 sq ft in size. Each SOLO workspace features high floor-to floor heights of 5m and a furniture platform, offering more volume compared to that of a similarly sized typical office unit.
Woods Square offers 365 office units in Tower 1 for sale, with floor-to-floor heights of 4.2m. Tower 2 has been set aside for lease, with Far East Organization as a key tenant.
Crossing the Straits of Johor via a 25m-high bridge from Woodlands North Station (LRT) in Singapore to the Bukit Chagar Station in JB, the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link will help to ease Causeway congestion, improve connectivity, foster people-to-people ties and generate shared economic and social benefits. The RTS Link will be a standalone Light Rail Transit (LRT) System with the capacity to serve up to 10,000 commuters during peak periods, for every hour and in each direction.
To facilitate a seamless travelling experience, there will be co-located Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities. Passengers travelling in either direction will clear both Singapore and Malaysia authorities at the point of departure, and need not go through immigration clearance again at the point of arrival.
The RTS Link is a 4km rail shuttle service between the Singapore terminus at Woodlands North station and the Malaysia terminus at Bukit Chagar station in Johor Bahru. It has a large capacity of up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Passengers will enjoy a fast and seamless experience travelling between Singapore and Johor Bahru on the RTS Link, and a journey time of about five minutes between the two stations. Furthermore, the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities of Singapore and Malaysia will be co-located at Woodlands North and Bukit Chagar stations, which means that passengers only need to clear the immigration authorities once, i.e. at their point of departure. When the RTS Link opens for service at the end of 2026, it will be a game changer that will significantly improve connectivity between Singapore and Johor Bahru and ease congestion along the Causeway.
The RTS Link Woodlands North Station will be constructed underground at a maximum depth of 28 metres. There will be three stories, with two basement levels and an underground linkway to the CIQ building. The RTS Link Woodlands North Station and CIQ building are approximately 10 times the size of a typical MRT station. These facilities will be adjacent to Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Woodlands North MRT station and be seamlessly connected via an underground concourse. The tunnels will be connected to the viaduct that crosses the Straits of Johor at a height of 25 metres.
Socieaty is the new multi-concept restaurant by Les Amis Group, featuring the best of the group’s casual offerings—all under one roof. Why stick to one when you can have it all!
No matter your cravings, Socieaty has something for every palette for any time of the day. Choose to tuck into a soothing bowl of Hong Kong style congee from Mui Kee or savour a hot bowl of pho from NamNam. For those who desire a heartier meal, indulge in crispy tendon from Tenjin or satisfy your hunger pangs with a Donburi from Sushi Jin. For a fuller spread, feast on thin-crust pizzas from Pepperoni Pizzeria or heritage recipes from Lemak Boys.
Sage Artelier is an inviting art studio-cum-retail space that is designed for exploratory learning and discovery – suitable for adults and children alike. In their studio section, they host unique, structured art lessons (in painting and in 3D craft-modelling), for children between the ages of 5 and 12; and they organise art-play sessions, for people who may be looking for shorter classes that allow them to complete single paintings in a day.
In their retail space, they offer craft items, stationery and other knick-knacks – for gift-shopping, to provide art supplies, or for sweetening up our various creative classes.
Their team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about Art with a minimum graduate Diploma in the Fine Arts or as a MOE trained teacher with many years of experience teaching children. As practicing artists ourselves, they strive to share their practical experiences and knowledge with their students.
Sengkang Grand Residences is an iconic integrated development that is set to redefine the joy and convenience of living in Sengkang. With your home sitting above Buangkok MRT and a bus interchange, enjoy seamless connectivity to anywhere across Singapore.
Discover a unique home created and curated with lifestyle conveniences including a hawker centre, childcare centre, community club, community plaza, retail mall, bus interchange and Buangkok MRT Station.
Shop for daily essentials and groceries with a mall and supermarket under one roof, and relish the sizzle of hawker culture with a modern hawker centre right downstairs. An enriching childcare centre is just below your home, as is a brand new community club with a multi-purpose hall perfect for active, sporty lifestyles.
With 680 units spread across nine residential towers, ranging from 1-bedroom + study to 4-bedroom premium + flexi units, every home is optimally designed for you and your family. Each unit is decorated impeccably in a clean palette of pleasant tones and natural textures. Shape your home however you fancy, with expansive and adaptable living spaces that invite you to be creative with your interior design aspirations.
The 43km Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is Singapore’s sixth MRT line, adding 32 new stations to the existing rail network, with seven interchange stations linking the TEL to all five existing MRT lines. TEL will open in stages from end of January 2020, starting with the opening of 3 stations which are Woodlands North Station, Woodlands Station and Woodlands South Station. When fully operational by 2024, the TEL is expected to serve approximately 500,000 commuters daily in the initial years, with the figure rising to about one million commuters in the longer term.
Besides enhancing connectivity between the north, central and eastern parts of Singapore, the TEL will strengthen the resilience of the nation's rail network by providing alternative travel routes for commuters on other lines.
The TEL1 comprises one depot at Mandai and three stations, including an interchange station at Woodlands that links to the North-South Line (NSL), providing commuters in Woodlands greater accessibility and shortening their travelling time. Woodlands Station is also equipped with a Civil Defence shelter.
Passengers can look forward to new five-door, four-car trains for TEL. Trains will be running along TEL1 stations from Woodlands North to Woodlands South at frequencies of 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes during off-peak hours, at the commencement of passenger service for TEL1. As ridership on TEL1 increases, the frequencies for both peak and off-peak hours will be reviewed and adjusted.
The second stage of the TEL comprises six stations from Springleaf to Caldecott, with two interchange stations at Bright Hill and Caldecott. Bright Hill station will link to the future Cross Island Line, while Caldecott station will link to the existing Circle Line.
Dyson has chosen the iconic St James Power Station to be the address for its new global headquarters in Singapore. The new HQ will include research laboratories and enable the company to double its pool of engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years.
Dyson has announced earlier this year that it will be moving its HQ out of the United Kingdom to Asia.
Located near VivoCity, St James Power Station is most remembered as a nightlife hot spot until it ceased operations in September last year. Mapletree will work in partnership with Dyson for restoration of St James Power Station and upgrading of facilities.
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
Oasis Terraces in Punggol is Singapore's first new-generation neighbourhood centre.
The seven-storey Oasis Terraces is located along Punggol Drive and adjacent to Oasis LRT station. It houses a neighbourhood centre, a polyclinic, and a sheltered community plaza. It is envisioned to be a place that provides fun shopping, promotes healthy living and fosters community bonding.
Oasis Terraces overlooks the waterfront and boasts a community plaza with a state-of-the-art LED display for screening and advertising opportunities. At Oasis Terraces, residents and visitors can satisfy their retail and lifestyle needs, all under one roof.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first three civil contracts for Circle Line 6 (CCL6) totalling S$1.75 billion. Works on these three contracts are expected to commence by the end of 2017 and complete by 2025.
The 4-kilometre CCL6 will have three stations, and will close the loop for the Circle Line (CCL) by connecting HarbourFront Station to Marina Bay Station. When the CCL6 stations of Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward are completed in 2025, the CCL will have a total of 33 stations, including 12 interchange stations with other MRT lines. It will also expand the rail network to areas such as Spottiswoode and the southern edge of our existing CBD.
With CCL6, commuters will enjoy a direct route between areas in the west like Pasir Panjang and Kent Ridge and key employment areas in the Central Business District, as well as upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area. Commuters travelling from areas like Paya Lebar and Mountbatten will also enjoy faster access to the retail and office centres in the HarbourFront area.
As an orbital line, CCL enhances overall connectivity and capacity, and strengthens the resilience of the MRT network by connecting the existing radial lines and creating multiple routes between stations. For example, a commuter travelling from Jurong East to Marina Bay will have the alternate option of transferring to the Circle Line at Buona Vista Station.
To cater to future needs, Kim Chuan Depot will be expanded to almost double its capacity from 70 to 133 trains. The integrated depot will also house 550 buses, which will allow us to optimise land use. The expansion of the depot will be completed at about the same time as CCL6 in 2025.
The Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) will open on 21 October 2017, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore, surpassing the 35.7km Circle Line (CCL). The completed DTL which will be 42km long will facilitate direct travel from the north-western and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay areas, providing greater connectivity to residential, industrial and lifestyle enclaves.
DTL1 with six stations from Chinatown to Bugis opened on 22 December 2013 and DTL2 with 12 stations from Bukit Panjang to Rochor opened on 27 December 2015. The DTL3 Extension from Expo to Sungei Bedok, an additional 2.2km, will open in 2024.
The 21-kilometre long DTL3 comprises 16 stations and is the longest stretch of the Downtown Line to be opened. DTL3 includes three interchange stations at MacPherson, Tampines, and Expo. The MacPherson interchange station links DTL3 to the CCL, while the latter two stations connect the line to the East-West Line (EWL), providing commuters greater accessibility to the rest of the island and significantly shortening their travelling time. There are eight Civil Defence shelters on DTL3, namely Geylang Bahru, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Upper Changi and Expo.
The first 10 stations from Fort Canning to Bedok North have achieved their Temporary Occupation Permit status while final fitting out works are currently in progress at the last six stations.
Following JR Vending's well-received Chef-In-Box VendCafe pilot project (jointly facilitated by Spring Singapore and the Housing Board) at Anchovale Drive, you can now find their new branch at Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
VendCafe's concept is about a cluster of vending machines which dispense hot meals around the clock.
A 3rd VendCafe will follow very soon this month and it is located at Lakeside MRT station. Both the Ang Mo Kio and Lakeside VendCafes will open from 7am to 11pm daily.
Ang Mo Kio MRT station's VendCafe has over 90 food and beverage options for any hungry or curious people. The ready-to-be-dispensed meals are cooked and packaged daily at a central kitchen, and will be replenished twice a day by an on-site staff member.
Once the heart of horse racing and precinct for the first plane to fly over Singapore in 1900s, Farrer Park has since evolved into a buzzing commercial community with plenty to do, see and eat. Park Hotel Farrer Park, is a brand new 300-room hotel situated in this vibrant enclave.
Park Hotel Farrer Park enjoys a prime location atop Farrer Park MRT station, providing unbeatable accessibility around the vicinity, to the city and Central Business District. Standing tall amongst surrounding shopping complexes, quaint restaurants and historical shophouses, the 20-storey new-build hotel with its sleek glass exteriors offers panoramic views of the vibrant district.
It is home to a mix of 300 contemporary guest rooms, Sky Loft and Premier Loft rooms coupled with modern amenities, the hotel also features three dining outlets, a swimming pool and gymnasium ideal for business travel or family holidays.
Blue Jasmine at the new Park Hotel Farrer Park brings you the best of Southern Thai and Esarn cuisine, in a communal and interactive way. Expect to delight in strong herbs and signature Thai flavours. A homelike concept thats fun and enriching, where you can be sure to even use your fingers to enjoy the food!
Blue Jasmine's menu will feature a wide selection of dishes, inspired by traditional flavours and Thailand’s bustling street food culture. Simple all-time favourites will deliver robust flavours with earthy herbs and fragrant spices imported directly from Thailand.
4 MRT stations on Tuas West Extension will open on 18 June 2017, cutting down some commuters' journeys by up to 35 minutes.
The four above-ground stations which are beyond the current Joo Koon station are Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link. They are part of the new 7.5km Tuas West Extension, which is expected to serve 100,000 commuters daily, in particular the many workers in the Jurong and Tuas industrial estates, who will see their journeys shortened.
For as an example; a journey from Ang Mo Kio to Tuas West can be cut by about 35 minutes from about 100 minutes currently, to 65 minutes with the new extension
The Tuas West Extension project also includes the construction of the Tuas viaduct, which opened on Feb 18, and a 26ha integrated depot.
There will be a preview of the extension at an open house on 16 June. All four stations will be opened to the public from noon to 8pm.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract to Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte. Ltd. to build a new platform at Tanah Merah Station and viaducts for a contract sum of approximately S$325 million. This project is targeted to complete in 2024. Together with the construction of a new platform, existing East-West Line MRT tracks will also be extended to connect to the new four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot at Changi. This four-in-one depot will house trains from the East-West, Downtown and Thomson-East Coast Lines, as well as buses.
The two middle tracks at Tanah Merah interchange station will be used for trains travelling both bounds between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport stations. With an additional platform, there will be one pair of dedicated tracks for East-West Line and Changi Airport Line respectively, allowing trains of the Changi Airport Line to arrive and depart at Tanah Merah station at shorter intervals as compared to today, thus enabling faster travel to Expo and Changi Airport.
Multi-label boutique Naiise, which stocks lifestyle knick-knacks and accessories from over 850+ established local and international brands, has opened their flagship store at The Cathay. If you thought their second-floor store at Clarke Quay Central was big, you'll be amazed by their first official flagship.
Adding to their five other brick-and-mortar stores, the new 8,500 square feet space at The Cathay is their biggest one yet. There is furniture and home decor prodcuts from Ethnicraft (Singapore), Sketch Interior( Denmark), Fritz Hansen (Denmark), Tinge x Desinere (Singapore) and Snap Design Co (Singapore). The flagship store will also host its space to exhibitions and pop-ups which will showcase merchandise from Tiger Brewery, local pin maker Pindemic, Malaysian apparel by Pestle and Mortar as well as design books distributed by Tan Yang International, an origami exhibition by ninetyninestates and even a wall calligraphy installation by Actseed & Co.
There will also be a big focus on craft classes and workshops with their new Studio Life concept, able to squeeze in 30 participants at once. You can expect upcoming workshops like book binding, handmade skincare for men, copper and concrete lamp casting and even Japanese incense making. The space also includes a DIY corner to personalize your own buys.
Crisp colour, graphic prints and playful sophistication are hallmarks of Kate Spade New York. As their world expands, their exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in each category they enter, from handbags and clothing to jewellery, watches shoes, stationery and home.
Kate Spade New York has nearly 300 Kate Spade New York stores worldwide and a thriving e-commerce business. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, their shops are always warm and inviting.
There is more reason to celebrate the exhilaration of weekends with the opening of a new one-stop, multi brand lifestyle store, Weekends at VivoCity.
Located at VicoCity's new expanded retail space, the new store brings together 14 international lifestyle brands, from Europe and America, to offer an eclectic collection of inspiring gifts and designer stationery, stylish jewellery and accessories, unique fragrances as well as statement-making soft home furnishings, such as wall art and prints, designer tableware and lamps.
Designed with an optimistic and a dash of whimsical, Weekends sports a contemporary, monochromatic palette of black and white, punctuated by spots of bright, cheerful colours from the range of products within the store. The attention-grabbing store facade, made up of numerous wooden apothecary drawers with vintage finishings, immediately draws your curiosity that quickly translates into an experience of metaphoric hope of "the weekends" upon entering the store.
Targeting modern women of impeccable taste, Weekends aims to be the space where fun and inspiration thrive, allowing shoppers to approach their everyday life with optimism and exuberance.
Small Plates Restaurant by night. Bakery Café by day - The Snack Culture Company creates exquisite bites of culture, inspired by cuisines of the world.
Their Small Plates Restaurant presents a unique ‘Around The World in 9 Small Plates’ Degustation Dinner every Friday and Saturday nights.
Enjoy the bakery cafe which serves coffee, drinks, gelato, desserts, cakes, buns. Come try some of their creations such as Beef Bulgogi Buns, Ayam Buah Keluak Buns, Chendol Gelato and Chendol Panna Cotta.