The CRL is Singapore's eighth MRT line and also our longest fully underground line. When fully completed, it will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors, linking major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi region. The projected daily ridership of the entire CRL is more than 600,000 in the initial years, increasing to over 1 million in the longer term.
LTA will construct the CRL in three phases. Phase 1 of the CRL (CRL1) is 29 kilometres long, and comprises 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. This will serve residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio. More than 100,000 households will benefit from CRL1, and common recreational spaces such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park will also become more accessible by public transport. Construction for CRL1 is expected to commence in 2020 and be completed by 2029.
Engineering studies are still being conducted for the other phases of the CRL, including the two underground alignment options in the vicinity of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. LTA has consulted various stakeholders and will take all views into consideration before deciding on the final alignment. Details will be announced when ready.
With the improved connectivity, CRL1 will shorten travel times for commuters between the central, north-eastern and eastern parts of Singapore. For instance, a commuter staying at Serangoon North and working at Loyang Industrial Estate will enjoy travel time savings of up to 70%, from 75 minutes by bus today to 25 minutes on the CRL1. As with the introduction of other new rail lines, LTA will review the bus services in surrounding areas to optimise connectivity to CRL1 and the rest of the rail network.
CRL1 will connect to the East-West Line at Pasir Ris Station, North East Line at Hougang Station, North-South Line at Ang Mo Kio Station, and the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line at Bright Hill Station. This multiplies the travel route options for many commuters’ journeys, thus enhancing the connectivity and resilience of our overall rail network.
The Founders’ Memorial station, located between Tanjong Rhu and Gardens by the Bay stations along the TEL, will improve accessibility for visitors to the Bay East Garden, where the memorial will be located. The station will also serve upcoming residential and recreational developments in the area.
With coffee sourced from more than forty different farms internationally, BLACK: Barista Coffee World at Changi Airport Terminal 2 is certainly a shop for all premium coffee aficionados. From Indonesia Kopi Luwak to Jamaican Blue Mountain, the variety is second to none. Not only are whole and ground beans for sale, there is also a fine selection of premium accessories to check out. Be it the siphon, French press, or machinetta, there is something for everyone. So stop by for a lovely souvenir that is bound to impress all discerning coffee lovers.
BLACK: Barista Coffee World is the finest purveyor of gourmet coffee. Their connoisseurs have travelled the globe selecting the highest quality, aromatic beans from the world’s premium coffee producing regions and farms. They have used our expertise in terroir and microclimates to ensure a superior, full bodied flavor profile. Their passion for luxury shows in the final roast, using only the best artisanal coffee roasters to bring you an exceptionally rich coffee experience and selection from all around the world. Click here for the list of specially curated coffee which they carry.
The estimated completion of the new Punggol Coast MRT Station is slated for much earlier than the original 2030 timeline to support growing developments in Punggol North.
The developments in Punggol North includes new residential estates at Northshore District and Punggol Point District, as well as the Punggol Digital District, Singapore’s pilot Enterprise District comprising JTC Corporation’s (JTC) mixed-use developments, and the Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) new campus.
Punggol Coast MRT Station (NE18) is a future underground station along the North East Line (NEL) just off Punggol Road. Expected to be completed by Year 2023, it will take over Punggol MRT/LRT Station as the northern terminus of the NEL.
An innovative and seamless travel experience, in addition to a spectacular and spacious lounge, is what Cathay Pacific customers can look forward to when using the brand new Changi Airport Terminal 4.
The opening of Terminal 4 in end-October also unveiled a dedicated Cathay Pacific Lounge, one of the airline’s largest lounges outside Hong Kong, with seating for more than 200 customers.
Terminal 4 takes innovation to the next level by offering Cathay Pacific customers an integrated suite of self-service options, reducing queueing time and speeding up the process right through to boarding.
Passengers will be able to check-in, drop off their bag, clear immigration and board using fully automated systems, thereby ensuring a seamless, stress-free passage and allowing them greater control over how they spend their time at the terminal.
Similar in style to Cathay Pacific’s award-winning lounges at The Pier in Hong Kong, the new Cathay Pacific Lounge at Terminal 4 provides a “living room” environment of understated luxury in which eligible passengers can relax, eat and work before their flight.
Designer furniture and lighting has been carefully selected for practicality, comfort and privacy, while the use of natural materials, plenty of greenery and artworks by local artists add to the lounge’s welcoming atmosphere.
There is also a strong focus on food and beverage services, with the dining area featuring Cathay Pacific’s iconic Noodle Bar, offering a selection of freshly prepared Asian dishes including its signature Dan Dan Noodles and local favourite, Singapore Laksa.
Luvenus is one of the many new retail offerings at the newly-unveiled Changi Airport Terminal 4.
Established in 2012, Luvenus is a contemporary jewellery brand specialised in the creations of 22k and 24k gold jewellery.
Inspired by the ultimate matrimony between Luminous and Venus, the name Luvenus symbolizes impeccable beauty and light. Since its launch at the Changi Airport, Luvenus has gathered a strong following for its unique and diverse designs, creating pieces that are much coveted and cherished.
Born out of an unwavering passion to create the finest designs in gold, their creations are not only a personal adornment but also a valuable form of investment.
Innovative craftsmanship and quality are intrinsic to their designs as they pursue their humble goal of showcasing to the world, beautifully unique designs carrying the fineness and beauty of gold.
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.
Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), one of the fastest growing travel retail groups globally, has opened to welcome its first guests to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3 (T3).
Following ELR’s successful bid for three concessions at Changi Airport, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is the first ELR outlet to open. Already winning praise, the spacious premium casual-dining eatery provides guests the option of dining from the all-day menu or relaxing with a drink at the bar.
Travellers can enjoy the acclaimed celebrity chef’s renowned interpretation of global comfort fare using only the freshest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Set in a stunning outlet with a raised kitchen platform and a feature pizza oven at its heart, the outlet’s open plan design allows guests a perfect view of the team’s excitement and energy on the culinary stage.
The outlet boasts a selection of dishes that are unique to Changi Airport, such as the Spicy Chicken Potstickers, Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza, Steamed Scottish Salmon Hong Kong Style, and the Australian Ribeye with Kalbi Glaze. The menu will also feature one of Wolfgang’s signature dishes, the Chicken Salad, with napa cabbage, wontons, cashews and a ginger-sesame vinaigrette. Breakfast options include the Eggs & Hash Bowl with sausage and Smoked Salmon Bagel.
For travellers looking for a refined dining experience at Changi Airport during the day, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck also offers artisanal pizza, gourmet sandwiches, pasta, salads and entrees. Guests can also enjoy a range of specialty cocktails and Wolfgang Puck’s own label of premium Red and White wine.
Plaza Premium Group, the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, announces the official debut of Aerotel today in Singapore, the airport transit hotel arm under the Group that offers a stylish hideaway in the heart of airports.
Aerotel Singapore is a one-of-a-kind airport transit hotel in Changi Airport to provide travellers in transit with excellent accommodation and convenient booking hours. Located on Level 3 in Terminal 1 of the airport (near Boarding Gate D41), Aerotel Singapore is the Group’s inaugural flagship transit hotel and the world’s only transit hotel equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and pool-side bar in the airport restricted area.
Designed by travellers for travellers, Aerotel Singapore is parked near the boarding gates, and is travellers’ tranquil oasis between flights. Employed with antique brick walls, fine timber and quality fabric in grey and aqua, Aerotel’s design brings about a contemporary and chic yet elegant feeling from the moment one steps into the lobby. In addition to its warm lighting, signature fragrance and soft acoustics, Aerotel Singapore creates a stylish and homey experience for transit travellers to escape from airport’s hustle and bustle.
Equipped with supreme quality bedding fabrics and pillow menu, the 70-guestroom Aerotel Singapore offers three types of comfortable room options with respect to size. Bathrooms offer powerful hot shower and a selection of natural skincare products to make sure guests stay fresh and relaxed while in transit. Selected rooms can even have a stunning view facing the breathtaking airport runway where a surreal scene of A380 aircrafts are just parked a stone’s throw away.
As the world’s only transit hotel equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool side bar and gym facilities in transit zone, guests are invited to spend their transit time at the pool to enjoy the cheering sunshine of Singapore and busy aircraft movements, or workout at our fitness corner.
With hours of operation around-the-clock, Aerotel Singapore offers flexible booking hours, from SGD55 to SGD135 for a minimum of 6 hours. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.