With the closure of its flagship tze char eatery at Hillview Avenue in June this year leaving fans scrambling into the city for their New Ubin fix; an upscale restaurant in the city centre CHIJMES cluster and a hotel restaurant in Zhongshan Park didn’t feel quite the same. Plans were already set in motion by its proprietors, the Pang family, to find a new space that could house the brand’s signature tze char eatery concept. The components were unique to its plight – an amalgamation of years of moving around oft offbeat locations, most famous of which were its Sixth Avenue, Sin Ming Industrial Estate and its latest Hillview Avenue incarnations.
The formula is as bewildering as it is exact. An off-the-beaten-path location accessible at best by car, far flung from the city and tucked away into the forgotten crevices of Singapore. It’d count the likes of paint shops and auto- repair businesses as its neighbours, and its cuisine best enjoyed in a nondescript outdoor canteen setting that has no business serving choice rib-eye cuts, kaya toast on baguette with French butter, or premium Bordeaux in Riedel glasses – but do so anyway. Here, New Ubin’s brand of rustic roots and kampong essence, which it serves its ‘Truly Singaporean’ cuisine with, fares exceedingly.
Today, that recipe has been exacted to a tee, and with all previous moves, comes with its own set of upgrades. Located on the ground floor of Space@Tampines, a commercial property along Tampines Industrial Crescent flanked by furniture showrooms and inflatable air dancers, is the 5,700 square feet New Ubin Village. The proposition is a canteen cluster that houses seven stalls, three of which its own concepts—including its back-to- basics tze char eatery New Ubin Tampines and a brand new incubator stall programme, New Ubin Test Kitchen—all enabled with modern-day technologies that allow guests to order and make cashless payments directly from their table without having to call for a physical menu or bill. A third concept is currently underway and will be announced at a later date.
The newly reopened & renovated Masjid Darul Ghufran mosque in Tampines now has space for 5,500 worshippers to pray at one time making it the second largest mosque (after Assyakirin Mosque) in Singapore.
Located beside Our Tampines Hub, Masjid Darul Ghufran was first completed in December 1990.
Apart from structured, formal programmes, Darul Ghufran Mosque provides specialised religion courses to cater to a variety of needs and segments of society.
International fashion lingerie label 6IXTY8IGHT is proud to announce the opening of its second and third stores in Singapore at Bugis Junction and Tampines 1 on 24 November and 1 December 2018 respectively, hot on the heels of the opening of its first boutique at VivoCity a mere four months ago, in July.
All local stores mark the first three boutiques for the brand in Southeast Asia. 6IXTY8IGHT’s rapid expansion in Singapore is testament to the overwhelming popularity of the brand’s signature fun, comfy loungewear and lingerie for young women at pocket-friendly prices, designed specifically for the Asian female figure.
At 340m2, the Bugis Junction store will be the largest for the brand in Singapore, with the Tampines 1 store following a close second at 270m2. Both retail stores will feature similar interiors, splashed in 6IXTY8IGHT’S signature pink hue that celebrates the spirit of the 6IXTY8IGHT girl: playful, cheeky and cool. Neon signs featuring fun confectionary-themed motifs and tongue-in-cheek quotes such as “We are serious about FUN” and “Sweet as Sugar, Hard as Ice” decorate the walls to create a cheerful and girly shopping ambience. Customers can look forward to the full range of lingerie, nightwear, loungewear, clothing and accessories at both stores, in addition to pockets of eye-catching spaces for that perfect selfie. Bubblegum pink fitting rooms with neon signs and furry seats at both locations complete this girly shopping paradise.
Founded in 2002, 6IXTY8IGHT is renowned for its fun and inspiring fashion and lingerie for young women. 6IXTY8IGHT is now one of the fastest growing fashion brands in Asia, with more than 160 stores across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and counting.
Located along Tampines Road, north of Paya Lebar Air Base, Goldhill Memorial Centre will be a fully automated columbarium and it will also use innovative technology to optimise its space. It is expected to open around the end of 2019.
A team of veterans in the bereavement industry envisioned a heavenly destination that unites generations to celebrate the eternal bond of families. A quintessential space and rejuvenating atmosphere where ancestors peacefully rest and eternal blessings flow, Goldhill Memorial Centre was born as a reality of their commitment to immortalize legacies and family roots by leveraging into cutting-edge innovations and exceptional experiences.
Constant evolution and breakthroughs are the essence of success and prosperity. Singapore’s economic history have testified to this statement, continually innovating quickly. Interestingly, the columbarium industry has a different pace of progress despite the growing demand from the society. Singapore land scarcity and generations’ unmet expectations of memorial services drive Goldhill memorial to pioneer a new age of columbarium service.
Goldhill Memorial Centre is presenting a leap of the industry’s evolution in Singapore.
Popcorn or ice-cream? How about the best of both worlds at the same time? Sweet Monster is the Korean creator of Popcorn Ice-Cream with 26 outlets in Asia. Their latest outlet is now open in Our Tampines Hub, bringing the Eastsiders their popular soft-serve popcorn ice-cream and delectable Korean desserts.
Sweet Monster revolves around a central theme of Sweet Monsters. Each Sweet Monster character represents a part of the menu. For example, character Bluemon represents the Lemon Ade, Cookiemon represents the cookie bits in Cookie Mountain and Popmon represents their signature popcorn! Sweet Monster is vibrant, colourful and aspires to bring happiness to people.
The Jovell is an upcoming 99-year leasehold brand new development in District 17, located along Flora Drive. It is an exclusive development, situated within a private residential enclave, and comprises of 428 units. The development has efficient and functional 1 to 4 bedroom layout choices.
The name "Jovell" depicts the flowers originating from Chile, known as Jovellana Violacea, and the project emphasizes on tranquil environment with beautiful and lavish waterscaping.
A plethora of facilities are available within The Jovell with extensive water features and landscaping. The Jovell Club revels in a collection of capacious Function Halls and activity spaces for your leisure and social pursuits.
The Jovell combines home comforts seamlessly with the laid-back charms of a luxury resort.
A wide range of amenities, like shopping, dining and entertainment are available at the major shopping malls nearby. Recreational parks at Changi City Point and Changi Village are only a short drive away. Reputable schools are also in the vicinity, making it suitable for families with school-going children.
The Jovell is also well connected to major arterial roads and expressways such as the East Coast Parkway (ECP), Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
Mahota Kitchen at Century Square is a beautiful lifestyle concept space where friends and family may gather over good food, great music and beautiful art.
They hope their patrons would enjoy hanging out at their new space, create beautiful memories and always leave Mahota Kitchen feeling inspired.
The brand's design ethos are inspired by nature and appreciation of fine craftsmanship so other than featuring gorgeous artwork from talented artists, they have also curated a line-up of interesting lifestyle products to share their love for well-made designs.
With rustic cement flooring, loft-like industrial furniture, natural woods, sleek white tiles and a family of exotic plants full of personality, they have put their heart & soul in designing a space where one may forget troubles, take a breather and face the world afresh again.
The MeatHöuse is a halal steakhouse that features a highly-curated and original menu by Chef Benny Se Teo of Eighteen Chefs (the successful casual-dining restaurant chain, committed to hiring ex-offenders and youths-at-risk).
The MeatHöuse magnifies your love for meat with the most visually impressive steak that money can buy.
Few places serve a Tomahawk Steak and even fewer people are capable of devouring one on their own. They serve up quality Australian Augus 120 days grain-fed steak that weighs in at 1.2 to 2kg. This tender, juicy monster is seared to perfection exact to your preferred doneness.
At The MeatHöuse, you can enjoy favourites like REAL Truffle Fries and Aglio Olio to their signatures such as Crab & Chips, Meat & Mash and more.
The largest kitchenware and tableware store in Asia, ToTT, announces the relocation of its retail flagship store after nearly a decade as a familiar landmark in Bukit Timah. Located at newly-revamped Century Square, the concept store spans 7,511 sq ft of culinary retail space and features a curated selection of cook, bake and hosting-related merchandise and a convertible cooking studio.
ToTT Store is a one-stop culinary haven for anyone who cooks, bakes or hosts, with exclusive cooking, baking & hosting-related merchandise such as Cuisinart, Nordic Ware and more.
As a Botanist, Harvester, Manufacturer and Retailer, the Yves Rocher brand is the only global cosmetics beauty brand to control the entire life cycle of its products. This specificity allows the Yves Rocher brand to lower environmental impact and offer every woman quality products at an accessible price. Residents in the east can now shop for Yves Rocher products at their latest Century Square store without having to hit town.
Passionate about botanical world, Mr. Yves Rocher made his first plant-based beauty product in 1959, in his hometown of La Gacilly, in the Brittany region of France. With the expertise in Botanical Beauty, Yves Rocher reproduces life mechanism of plants while formulating effective beauty products.
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).
Middleton International School (MIS) has a second campus located at 2 Tampines Street 92, covering a land area of 291,996 sq ft (around 5 football fields). The site consists of multiple classrooms of various sizes, 3 external hard courts and a field. Previously, the site was occupied by ITE, Tampines.
The MIS Tampines campus will offer levels from Nursery 2 to Grade 12 (3-18 years), thus offering a through-train education pathway for international families. School fees for Middleton International School's programme comes at affordable price points, which are nearly half of that charged by other international schools in Singapore.
Middleton International School started in January 2017 with its first campus at Upper Bukit Timah in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools amongst expatriate parents. The campus very quickly reached full capacity and has a wait list in most levels.
The teaching staff consists of a mix of local and international teachers. This brings a diverse set of skills, competencies and experiences to the school. The new campus will also have a mix of local and international teachers and create more than 150 jobs over the years as it reaches its full capacity of 1000 students. Read more about the new campus here.
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!
COURTS Singapore, the leading retailer of home electronics, IT and furniture products officially unveiled the COURTS Smart Home Experiential Hub recently and also introduced the newly announced members of the #MadebyGoogle hardware family – Google Home and Google Home Mini.
The experiential concept area, located at the flagship COURTS Megastore at Tampines demonstrates the extensive use of Google Home devices alongside compatible products in a home setting. Consumers will be able to see the voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant in action.
With a simple “Okay Google”, users can get answers, turn up the music, manage everyday tasks or control smart devices around your home. At the COURTS Smart Home Experiential Hub, customers will also be able to see how Google Home can be used to control the lights and TV from popular household brands Philips Hue and Sony.
The Google Assistant launched here has been localised for Singaporeans to recognise the Singlish accent, and Google Home supports popular music and video platforms including YouTube, Spotify and Netflix. Singaporeans can listen to their local radio stations with TuneIn Radio, or play the latest news from local news providers such as The Straits Times and Channel NewsAsia, with the availability of more services and content in the pipeline.
Google Home and Google Home Mini are available in all COURTS stores island-wide and on www.courts.com.sg at $189 and $79 respectively. Over 30 compatible products ranging from speakers to vacuum robots from Sony, Philips, TP Link, Marshall, JBL, Sensibo and iRobot can already be found in COURTS stores for the smart home shopper, with more to come at a later stage.
Sugarhaus has opened its second outlet within retail landmark of the East, Tampines 1. This is a unique tie up with United Overseas Bank (UOB), where the dessert parlour will operate from the Bank’s adjoining retail space. Apart from a streamlined menu of its signature brunch options, there is also a selection of locally-inspired homemade ice cream.
Known as “Bing Qi Lin” before it rebranded to become Sugarhaus in October 2016, the year-old brand’s flagship outlet is located within Serene Centre at Bukit Timah. Since then, it has cemented itself as a go-to spot for hearty brunches and desserts for those residing in the West.
Its new 26-seater outlet shares the same brunch menu as its first, albeit a more streamlined one. Diners can power through the day with the Sourdough Toast, accompanied with a choice of four variations: Truffled 63 Degree Eggs; Smoked Salmon, Dill, Cream Cheese and Capers; and Whole Sliced Avocado, Honey & Homemade Dukkah. Another option is the Melted Cheese Toastie with gruyere, cheddar, mozzarella, and served with tomato soup. Yet another choice is the Vietnamese Beef Stew – beef brisket braised in traditional Vietnamese spices, and served with sourdough.
Moving on to the sweets, Sugarhaus’ most popular item, the Rich Man’s Chocolate Cake, takes centre stage as the only plated dessert available here. The selection of ice creams, however, remains as the main draw. The ice creams, made from scratch in-house, come in a variety of flavours created by its owner, Stanley. The premium flavours stand out for the fact that they are richer and creamier than most commercial ice creams. While fans will be happy to find familiar flavours such as the Dutch Chocolate, Earl Grey Lavender and Thai Milk Tea, what sets the second outlet apart from the first, is the focus on locally-inspired flavours. These include Taro, Coconut Kaya, and Durian. Additionally, the second outlet exclusively offers flavours such as Hojicha, Apple Pie, White Chocolate Raspberry and Black Forest.
For a truly indulgent sweet treat, diners can pair their ice creams with Sugarhaus’ crispy and fluffy Waffles.
To complete their meal, they can also order a selection of coffees, teas, bottled drinks and juices.
Hypermarket chain, Giant launched Vendmart at its Tampines and IMM Jurong hypermarkets. Vendmart is the 1st of Giant's continued commitment to your shopping experience and also the concept of several vending machines retailing products from local companies.
A total of 17 vending machines are available. One even dispenses popular local favorite, Chili Crabs!
One of the goals of the Vendmart initiative is to support local start-ups and entrepreneurs by giving them an avenue to promote their brand and products.
Tampines Regional Library was the first regional library under National Library Board (NLB) and it covered a floor area of 6,208 square metres back then. The all new Tampines Regional Library at Our Tampines Hub has unveiled on 5th Aug, and spans a floor area of 12,600 square metres.
More than 400,000 books are available in the nation's four official languages. The library will also feature a Singapore collection of more than 12,000 books by local authors.
The new Tampines Regional Library is the largest of its kind in Singapore, and spans five floors with dedicated spaces for children, teens and adults. Other than books and library programmes, visitors can also enjoy facilities such as the PIXEL Labs@NLB maker space, an indoor playground (opening in October) and a culinary studio.
The National Library Board (NLB) is partnering with the People’s Association Culinary Studio to hold cooking classes there. The studio will also showcase a digital display of recommended books, as well as cooking videos to facilitate learning.
Homegrown e-retailer, Reebonz, has opened an 8-storey S$40m e-commerce hub in Tampines on Tuesday 30 May.
The building will house the luxury fashion e-commerce company’s management as well as its warehousing and distribution services.
The 200,000-square-foot space is four times larger than Reebonz's previous office and distribution centre and now stock more than 500,000 types of products - which is more than 11 times its previous capacity.
The new hub will be a platform for Reebonz to scale across the region in terms of having a centralised distribution centre that will distribute their products across 17 countries around the world.
Brought to you by the maestros of Pastamania, KRAFTWICH by Swissbake and Zac Butchery, Commonground is a new dining space for people from all walks of life to come together to share and build memories through enjoying good food. It is the place for one to celebrate milestones and create precious memories with loved ones over a delish meal.
If you are in a hurry and looking for a simple grab-and-go bite, head straight for portopantry™ – the lifestyle retail corner within Commonground offering fresh gourmet bites and daily staples. Catering to the fitness buffs, families and PMETs in the vicinity, portopantry™ launches first ever retail space offering a wide range of wholesome yet affordable gourmet foods, specially curated from leading food brands by Swissbake, KRAFTWICH™ by Swissbake, NYC Bagel Factory and Kühlbarra under the Commonwealth Capital Group. From pre-packed sandwiches, salads and granola muesli yoghurts made fresh in-house daily, to indulgent cakes, pastries, pies & quiches to be enjoyed with a cuppa, customers can choose to enjoy these gourmet bites on the go or to take a breather and savour them in their seated area.
A new bus interchange will be opening in Tampines on Dec 18, offering residents more bus services and improved connectivity. It will also have features that are elderly- and disabled-friendly. Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that the new interchange is part of the authority's efforts to create a more inclusive and family-friendly public transport system.
Connected via a 250m barrier-free sheltered walkway, the new bus interchange will complement the operations at the current Tampines Bus Interchange. In line with the Government's move to improve first-and-last-mile connectivity for public transport, Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange will also have 40 bicycle lots for commuters who cycle there.
Our Tampines Hub is a one-stop goverment service centre in eastern Singapore. With the launch of Phase 1 on 27 November 2016, Our Tampines Hub is gearing up towards the completion of Phases 2 and 3 by Mid 2017.
Our Tampines Hub will be Singapore’s first-ever integrated community and lifestyle hub that brings together multiple agencies to offer a comprehensive and diverse range of services, programmes and facilities. This project is led by People’s Association and is located at the former Tampines Stadium and Tampines Sports Hall.
The Alps Residences is an upcoming sophisticated development inspired by the Swiss Alps where tranquility and serenity meet.
The Alps Residences’ design and architecture are reminiscent of the mountainous region it is named after. Situated closely to the Tampines Regional Centre, it is located in a private residential enclave along Tampines 10. Set closely next to the Bedok Reservoir Park and Tampines Quarry Park, residents will be enthralled by the surrounding serenity and calming ambience.
For the residents who are outdoor enthusiasts, they can simply indulge in their favourite outdoor recreational activities in the nearby Bedok Reservoir Park. Being surrounded by several mega shopping malls such as Tampines Mall, Tampines One, Ikea Tampines and Changi City Point, there is no longer a reason for one to travel to the city for any major shopping needs.
Alps Residences is well accessed through expressways such as Pan Island Expressway and Tampines Expressway. Several schools can be found within the vicinity as well, they are St Hilda’s Primary and Secondary Schools, Junyuan Primary and Secondary Schools, Tampines Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic, etc. The upcoming new launch is also near to SUTD – Singapore University of Technology and Design which will be a new University of Singapore.
Furniture Gallery @ Tampines is the destination quality home furniture gallery for home owners seeking affordable, modern furnishings. They boast Singaporve’s largest selection of quality home furniture and bedding under one roof- and a whole lot more!
Featuring the latest furnishing trends, stylish innovations, designer masterpieces and refine workmanship in home furniture, you’ll be able to find everything from the uncommon to the extraordinary.
A five-storey regional library, a 20-court badminton hall, six swimming pools and a 5,000-seater stadium with a FIFA-approved football pitch are some of the facilities residents can enjoy when the new town hub at Tampines opens progressively from the end of next year.
Phase One of the hub will be completed by the fourth quarter of next year. Residents will be able to make use of the community centre, retail, food and beverage (F&B) outlets, an 800-seat hawker centre and the badminton hall.