Hong Kong-based co-working outfit Campfire Collaborative Spaces announced that it has leased all 16 floors at 139 Cecil Street and is creating a multi-industry focused hub at this address.
The site is currently an 11-storey building undergoing major renovation to add five more floors, which Campfire said includes a roof terrace with an "industry-first sky pool, rooftop bar, outdoor dining area and cabanas" for members.
Upon completion in the third quarter of 2019, its 85,000 square feet of space will make it Campfire's largest site globally. Campfire was founded two and a half years ago, and now has 20 co-working sites across four countries occupying over 580,000 sq ft.
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) forms a vital part of Singapore's master plan to provide quality and accessible care to better serve the healthcare needs in North-Eastern Singapore.
Offering a wide spectrum of specialist clinics and co-located with Sengkang Community Hospital, SKH will be part of the newest integrated hospital campus delivering multidisciplinary and patient-centric care covering all major healthcare disciplines.
Reflecting their mission of achieving better health together, SKH's team of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals practise multidisciplinary and team-based care. Patients are treated holistically and will benefit from having a primary doctor (specialist) oversee and coordinate their care throughout their hospitalisation stay and follow-up. For patients who need longer-term rehabilitative care, they can be seamlessly transferred from the general hospital to the community hospital to receive the appropriate care during their recovery.
As part of the hospital's efforts to provide integrated care for patients, their multidisciplinary care team works with polyclinics, general practitioners and other healthcare providers to provide longer-term care for chronic disease management through follow-ups with patients and ensuring timely and appropriate access to specialist care for acute and complex cases.
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The largest co-working space provider in Singapore is ready to impress with Singapore’s first co-working space in a shopping mall within the Marina Centre Precinct!
Estimated to house more than 1,000 members, JustCo @ Marina Square takes on a different concept from the other JustCo centres. With a location like Marina Square, JustCo combines retail and coworking elements within the same space and community by having a marketplace where members and partners get complimentary booths to showcase their products. JustCo @ Marina Square has the capacity to host large events and potential to house an extensive network for community collaborations.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
Kampung Admiralty designed by WOHA Architects comprises two 11-storey residential blocks and offers 104 units of Studio Apartments. Integrated with healthcare, eldercare, childcare and commercial facilities, Kampung Admiralty serves as a one-stop hub that encourages social interaction and active living through its innovative design, communal spaces and sustainable features.
As reflected in its name, Kampung Admiralty is envisaged to foster greater community bonding and reignite the kampung spirit of yesteryear.
Kampung Admiralty is Singapore's first integrated development that adopts UD principles extensively to create an inclusive, well-designed and user-friendly environment for senior residents of all abilities to live comfortably and independently. For instance, the development incorporates a 900-seater hawker centre which is well-lit and well-ventilated as well as a medical centre which brings specialist care and day surgeries targeted at common ailments faced by the elderly. In the flat, elderly-friendly features include grab bars, the use of non-slip vinyl floor, the installation of retractable laundry hanger and built-in induction cooker. The active-ageing hub also offers day programmes for seniors and has day care and rehabilitation services for those with greater needs.
Dog owners in Tiong Bahru and beyond now have a space for their furry pets to roam freely and safely! Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has transformed the state land at Tiong Poh Road into a dog park named Tiong Bahru Dog Run.
Member of Parliament, Ms Indranee Rajah stumbled upon the piece of state land previously and thought it would make a wonderful dog park. She then approached SLA for assistance and they agreed to allow the use of the land for a dog run. SLA also put in lights, for additional safety and security. MP Rajah officiated the opening of Tiong Bahru Dog Run last month.
Integrating smart technology to provide members with comprehensive office solutions within their corporate ecosystem from level 1 to 7 of Republic Plaza at Raffles Place, Distrii innovates the way businesses interact with office spaces, resources and applications. Via the intuitive Distrii App, they empower you to run your business with everything at your fingertips, from facilitating daily operational activities to complementing business networking, equipping you with the convenience you never had before.
Located at heart of Central Business District (CBD), Distrii Singapore’s 60,000 sq ft of workspace @ Republic Plaza is directly connected to Raffles Place MRT Station. With a wide array of workspace options – collaborative spaces, private office to tailored-made Team Space within their coworking environment that encompasses of lifestyle amenities, they welcome all like-minded individuals and organizations to vibe off each other to produce stunning work there with them.
The Social Space is a socially-conscious multi-concept lifestyle store that features a curated list of complementary social enterprises all under one roof.
The Social Space hopes to encourage its community to be more conscious in their daily lives by walking the talk. From the choice of products they use and sell, to the services they offer, down to the people they train and hire, The Social Space aspires to dispel the perception that social enterprises offer sub-standard products and service but instead aims to showcase high-quality, fair-trade, eco- and socially-conscious products that will affect change to you, the community and the planet. Find out more about its concept here.
Want to know what goes on inside a Community in Bloom (CIB) Community Garden here in Singapore? At the Leng Kee CC Sky Community Garden, there are more than 60 species of edibles, ornamental and biodiversity-enhancing plants at its newly renovated rooftop! The Women Executive Committee (WEC) helps to maintain this community garden and regularly harvests herbs and spices for cooking demonstrations in their community kitchen next to the garden. The food is then shared with interest groups and members of the public.
Put your horticulture skills to good use and contribute to the unique green ambience of Singapore through Nparks' ‘Community In Bloom’ programme!
Launched in May 2005 and first carried out at Mayfair Park Estate, the Community in Bloom nationwide gardening movement aims to foster a community spirit and bring together residents, both young and old, to make Singapore our garden. Today, CIB has close to 1,000 community gardens across Singapore that have engaged over 20,000 residents.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
The Verandah Residences is an upcoming & rare freehold residential development with a black & white colonial concept by established developer, Oxley Holdings Limited. This exquisite low-rise apartment is located on Pasir Panjang Road.
This project will have a total of 4 blocks and it comprises a total of 170 residential units.
As an investment opportunity, The Verandah Residences is expected to enjoy strong tenant demand from surrounding employment nodes such as Mapletree Business City, Singapore Science Park, One North and National University of Singapore (NUS).
The Great Room, a hospitality-led co-working space expands its presence and continues to bring the hotel industry's best tricks to the Singapore co-working space with the opening of its second location in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at Centennial Tower.
Spanning 36,000 square feet over two floors with a 360-degree wrap-around view of downtown Singapore, the new space is a response to the success and strong demand received from its first One George Street location opened in 2016. This opening is set to challenge the current workspace model and elevate the co-working scene in Singapore by combining the best of private members' clubs such as Soho House with co-working spaces aimed at enterprising professionals.
Designed in collaboration with global design studio HASSELL, The Great Room at Centennial Tower is sophisticated, laden with natural light and the most sumptuous views of Singapore’s signature cityscape.
The recently unveiled integrated complex in Bedok, Heartbeat@Bedok, was designed to incorporate amenities that cater to all age groups, providing family-friendly facilities. Parents with kids, grandchildren and grandparents can all come together as families to enjoy themselves in a single location.
Built upon a formerly forested site, it is apt that the main theme of Heartbeat@Bedok is greenery. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Heartbeat@Bedok’s unique design has also caught the eye internationally and it has won numerous architectural awards both home and abroad.
Bringing multiple services together under one roof, Heartbeat@Bedok is one of Singapore’s largest integrated complexes - it occupies 2.1 hectares or the size of about three football fields. The building houses several facilities such as a community centre, sport centre, polyclinic, senior care centre, a public library, as well as food & beverage outlets and shops.
Managed by NTUC Foodfare, the dual concept hawker centre offers both traditional food stalls and “hipster” cuisine not commonly found at local food centres here that will appeal to younger patrons.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is the first hawker centre in Pasir Ris Town. Within walking distance from the Pasir Ris MRT station, residents of the area can expect a vibrant centre with good food at affordable prices.
With more 800 seats at the new centre; the stalls and dining area are arranged in a singular fan-shaped profile, facing the Pasir Ris Town Park, which will give patrons a unique ‘dining in a park’ experience. Various family-friendly amenities are included in this new centre, such as the availability of lowered seating for children and the elderly. There are diaper changing and nursing rooms on both levels of the hawker centre. Three passenger lifts will also make access more convenient for both patrons and stallholders. The hawker centre is a place for community bonding and social interaction for residents and visitors of Pasir Ris.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is one of the 10 new centres announced by the Government in 2012.
Occupying three full floors of a stunning glass building in the core of downtown Singapore, WeWork Beach Centre is sure to take your breath away. Join the throngs of multinational companies of all industries and sizes that flock to the area to enjoy the garden city.
Conveniently located between three major MRT stations—City Hall, Bugis, and Esplanade—with each just a short walk away, WeWork Beach Centre makes your morning commute a breeze. Enjoy tasty lunches at Vatos Urban Tacos or the Armoury, try out famous chicken rice stalls in the area, or plan an after-work hang at the taps of Baccarat. You’ve never felt more comfortable at work than you will at Beach Centre. Go see for yourself.
Immersed in what’s increasingly becoming a global commerce, finance, and transportation hub, WeWork’s shared workspaces in Singapore enable access to a world of seemingly limitless investment potential. Singapore’s fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle—featuring a diverse mix of languages, religions, and cultures—in a sprawling urban environment makes it an ideal spot for innovators of any kind to set up shop. Whether you’re looking for a flagship home or expansion outpost, WeWork shared offices provide a premium entry point to this emerging economic powerhouse.
Nestled inside The Plaza on Beach Road, Uni Gallery by OosterBay is a hidden gem featuring an extensive range of Uni and premium Sashimi, scoured and air-flown from Japan, USA and Canada. It is food heaven for all uni and sashimi fanatics!
Air-flown to Singapore 3 to 4 times a week, Uni Gallery's Uni and Sashimi are of the best quality and freshness.
From Canadian Aka Uni to Higashizawa Shiro Uni and Hadate Shiro Uni, you name it all, they have them fresh at Uni Gallery. If you love Uni, you are really going to love them!
This new 2-hectare test facility will support the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs – NTU (CETRAN), which was launched on 1 Aug 2016 to spearhead the development of testing requirements for AVs. Together with CETRAN and its partners, LTA will work towards developing the necessary standards and testing regimes for the safe deployment of AVs on our public roads. As there are no existing international test standards or international certification bodies for AVs, CETRAN will anchor Singapore’s position as an industry leader in supporting the testing and eventual widespread deployment of AVs.
Jointly developed by LTA, NTU and JTC, the centre in the Jurong Innovation District will be managed by the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N).
In order to be integrated onto public roads, AVs need to be tested on their communication with other vehicles, road infrastructure as well as dispatch and routing systems. To facilitate the testing of AV navigation controls in a real-world environment, the test centre is designed to replicate the different elements of Singapore’s roads, with common traffic schemes, road infrastructure, and traffic rules. The circuit also features a rain simulator and flood zone to test AVs’ navigation abilities under different weather conditions.
To monitor the progress of AV testing, LTA has installed a network of seven 360-degrees close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at strategic locations across the test centre. Real-time footage from these cameras will be streamed back to the AutOnomous VehicLe MonItoring and EValuation SystEm (OLIVE) at LTA’s Intelligent Transport Systems Centre. Through OLIVE, LTA will be able to integrate data from AVs and the CCTVs to evaluate the readiness of AVs for public use. Please refer to the Annex for the Test Centre’s layout and detailed features.
Situated at Katong Point, MOX is the first and largest independent design resource workspace for the creative entrepreneurs.
MOX aims to empower the creative community by providing a space for makers, designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to work and co-exist together with experiential retail spaces to showcase their creations and products.
In addition to the usual co-working space features, MOX’s members will also enjoy specialty rooms such as 3D printing, sewing, photo studio, crafting stations, workshops and iMac kiosks with relevant design programmes such as SketchUp, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite design software.
The name MOX is inspired by the word ‘moxie’ which means to be brave, bold and daring. This is exactly what MOX’s community exemplifies, the courage to be different.
Other facilities available at MOX includes an auditorium space, shower facilities, nap room, pantries and even a full-service child care centre for parent-preneurs.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
The largest mall in Northern Singapore will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year. Developed by Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, the mall is part of Northpoint City, the largest integrated development in the North, housing over 400 retail and dining outlets across two retail wings.
When completed, the 1.33 million square feet Northpoint City will also include the 920-unit North Park Residences, community spaces, an air-conditioned bus interchange and an underground retail link with direct access to Yishun MRT Station.
Northpoint City is expected to serve as a lifestyle, recreation and integrated transportation hub for over half a million residents from Singapore’s northern region.
With a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, a town plaza which is the size of 10 basketball courts and a line-up of lifestyle and retail offerings curated to serve the community, Northpoint City will be the key venue of community interaction and activities.
The Nee Soon Central Community Club will move into the South Wing of the mall by 2018 and will be the first Community Club in Singapore to be housed in a shopping mall. The Yishun Public Library will also be re-opening in the mall by the first quarter of next year.
Pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community and Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)1, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore created additional space for community-focused services. Such community-centric tenants include The RICE Company, a performing arts non-profit organisation, as well as a childcare centre The Orange Academy.
Shoppers can expect a new, exciting and vibrant shopping experience at both the North and South wings, which will form the mall at Northpoint City. With the expected completion of its Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) in September 2017, Northpoint Shopping Centre will be integrated into Northpoint City and renamed as its North Wing.
In addition to a diverse range of retail offerings, the North Wing will feature over 50 food and beverage concepts, including family favourites Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Tenderfresh. The South Wing will have a second food court in addition to a speciality food precinct named "The Makan Town”, an education cluster, as well as other thematic shopping zones.
Drawn by the potential and scale of Northpoint City, the mall is on track to having close to 90% of its retail space leased when it opens in the fourth quarter of this year. Harvey Norman will move into a brand-new 34,000 square feet store to offer even more selections for its shoppers, while retail stalwart FairPrice will open a supermarket spanning 33,000 square feet. This will be the second supermarket in Northpoint City in addition to the existing Cold Storage supermarket, giving even more options for shoppers.
Linking the two wings of Northpoint City’s retail space will be The Courtyard at Basement 1. It will be a community space designed to allow natural light into the mall, while offering an unobstructed view of shopfronts in that area.
Singapore’s first Skewers & Claypot Cocktail Bar, Provisions, is now at Dempsey.
They serve comforting foods of South East Asia in provincial formats; in an earthen wear vessel and on a stick. Their cocktails are completely bespoke and seasonal, bringing to the table exciting infusions and concoctions with Asian herbs and spices.
A provision shop in short. They are all about remembering and bringing the best of the good ole' days back. No frills, fuss free fun brought forward through the most heartfelt South East Asian hospitality. View their menu here.
Poke Lulu is a newly opened poke-bowls restaurant at United Square that serves a traditional Hawaiian raw fish salad.
Poke is a traditional Hawaiian seafood dish made of cubed raw fish, seasoned and topped with a variety of ingredients.
If you’re looking for a healthy meal option, a Poke bowl is always pleasing.
At Poke Lulu, you can choose from 3 different bowl sizes depending on how hungry you are and you can choose from white rice, brown rice or salad as your base. They flavour their rice with Bonito flakes and Sesame seeds, which give appetizing flavour.
Located at the junction of Sims Drive and Aljunied Road, Sims Urban Oasis by Guocoland is a 99-year leasehold residence representing the best in city-edge living. Its excellent connectivity means everything is close to you, including the Marina Bay, CBD, Aljunied MRT Station and more. This makes going to work, school or anywhere a breeze – convenience you enjoy everyday at this location.
Sims Urban Oasis offers four types of dwelling units that suit various lifestyle needs. Living spaces are also planned for efficient and functional lifestyle
To encourage active community living, Sims Urban Oasis is equipped with two Olympic-length swimming pools, an extensive gym, a large lawn, barbeque pavilions and recreation spaces for neighbours to interact.
Most importantly, lush green public space extends vertically to a Sky Garden on Level 19 of Tower 4. The Sky Park will offer panoramic view of the Marina Bay. Committed to create an inclusive community, Sims Urban Oasis will house a convenience store, cafes and a child-care centre.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) building located by the fringe of the Central Business District is a contemporary translation of the traditional 3-tiered unity of 'earth', 'people' and 'sky' elements in Chinese architecture. Its principal architect is DP Architects Pte Ltd.
SCCC will be celebrating its official opening with an 8-days Cultural Extravaganza from 20th of May. The extravaganza will include cultural workshops on puppetry, crosstalk, Chinese opera, and performances by local arts and culture groups.
The architectural expression of SCCC took its cues from the composition of elements and varied textures of a Chinese landscape painting. The play of composition, texture, decoration and symbolism in the different stacked zones softens the building expression. The façade is read as a progression of illustration from bottom to top, distinctive in their treatment, yet coherent as a statement.
SCCC is a non-profit organisation that aims to develop Singapore Chinese culture and promote racial harmony. They hope to reach out to Chinese and non-Chinese residents, new immigrants and the youths through a wide range of carefully planned activities.
The long-awaited S$110 million SCCC building on Straits Boulevard aims to preserve traditions, promote innovation in ideas, and enrich the multi-faceted nature of Chinese culture in Singapore.
The revamped Starbucks outlet at United Square is their only outlet in Singapore offering draught nitro cold brew.
Oh, and it operates 24-hours by the way.
At this outlet, they operate a variety of brewing methods including the Siphon and Chemex methods.
The Black Eagle espresso machine, makes its debut in a Starbucks store in Singapore.
Isn't it great that we can treat ourselves to a velvety smooth Nitro Cold Brew, discover coffees from around the world or sip on a bold cuppa from their Black Eagle espresso machine at anytime around the clock.
Starbucks has introduced new tasty items too; Seafood Chowder Pie, Apple, Cheddar & Parmesan Muffin Cinnamon Swirl, Maple Walnut Monster Cookie, Brownie Chunk Chocolate Monster Cookie, Vanilla Custard Brioche, Pulled Chicken & Gruyere Cheese Sandwich, Black Pepper Beef & Smoked Cheddar Broccoli Baguette and more.
LEVEL3 is a collaboration work and event space launched by Unilever Foundry and Padang & Co that provides a springboard for startups to scale and build successful businesses through interaction and partnership with Unilever and other corporations.
Connected to Unilever’s regional headquarters at Mapletree Business City, Singapore, LEVEL3 is a workspace that supports Singapore’s emerging startup ecosystem and entrepreneur community to create and connect to real business opportunities.
Get in touch with them if you are pioneering the future in marketing and AdTech, enterprise tech (analytics, IoT, etc.), product and ingredient tech and consumer insights. LEVEL3 is also perfect for those makers inventing new business models or for those making an impact through social entrepreneurship business opportunities.
Startups have the opportunity to engage with Unilever Foundry and other ecosystem partners to solve business challenges ranging from marketing to finance, logistics, supply chain and customer development.
From Sunday, 12 March 2017, some stretches of the existing Upper Aljunied Road will be permanently closed to traffic, as part of plans to transform it into Bidadari Heritage Walk. In tandem with the closure, a new realigned Upper Aljunied Road will open to traffic from the same day. With an additional lane in each direction, motorists can look forward to smoother traffic on the new road.
The realignment of Upper Aljunied Road paves the way for the pedestrianisation of the existing Upper Aljunied Road and the creation of a new Bidadari Heritage Walk that will preserve the rich heritage and memories of the estate. Lined with a canopy of mature trees, the 700-metre Heritage Walk will recount the history and stories of Bidadari’s rich heritage, including prominent personalities of the past.
Japanese fresh fish Izakaya Style restaurant, Yonpachi Gyojo is now at UE Square.
Kaisen Bijin Nabe (beauty hotpot) and Yonpachi Mori (Sashimi) are their main specialties.
Yonpachi Gyojo sources its sustainable seafood from 48 fishing ports around Japan. Their seafood is flown into Singapore 3 times a week.
In November 2006, the U.S "Science" journal reported that natural fish and shellfish would extinct by 2048 based on the results of 4 years research. "Yonpachi Gyojo" was named to wish that in the future all would still be able to eat delicious fish.
The Punggol Town Square is the second of the new-generation town plazas to be completed by HDB, after Bedok Town Square. Well integrated with transport facilities such as the Punggol MRT station, and with shopping, dining and other facilities at Waterway Point, the town square is an ideal place for the community to come together. What distinguishes this new-generation town square from other social spaces is the “software” aspect, where residents’ involvement is key to keeping this space vibrant and active.
Overlooking My Waterway@Punggol, the 1,620 sqm Punggol Town Square has a standing capacity of 1,000 persons. It offers vantage views of the water and is part al-fresco and part-sheltered, to allow for activities to be held regardless of the weather. A 280-seat F&B outlet, Starker Q, located within the town square, will open its doors in Apr 2017.
The newly opened Punggol Discovery Cube, located next to the town square is the first visitor centre within an HDB town which showcases the evolution and development of Singapore’s first Eco-Town.
Launching soon, Trio @ Sam Leong (formerly Sam Leong Mansion) is a new freehold commercial development at Sam Leong Road. Just a 5-min walk from Farrer Park MRT station.
Trio comprises of 43 strata titled shops and Food & Beverage units in a 4-storey building with 2 basements.Trio is a unique commercial launch that features retails, restaurants, and entertainment. In addition to being a favorable commercial development, it also comes as a rare freehold when most of other developments come with 99-year leasehold, making it perfect for business or investment purpose.
Porta Fine Food & Import Company is the doorway to an eclectic haven of modern European cuisine and inspiring epicurean treasures from around the world. Expect dishes that skillfully combine fresh produce and seasonal flavours, as well as a retail area that will inspire one to create a wholesome meal worth savouring.
Porta aims to bring to you a fresh experience every season, the focused a la carte menu will be updated every season. Each item on the menu is made from scratch and combines the use of seasonal flavours and premium ingredients.
Helming Porta’s kitchen is Executive Chef Michael Suyanto. Trained in the classical French culinary traditions, the 31 year-old Indonesian has 12 years of culinary experience under his belt. An advocate of presenting his dishes in a clean and simple manner, Michael prefers to let his cooking skills and harmonious use of quality ingredients impress.
Located at the Oxley Bizhub in Paya Lebar, SparkkSpace was designed with a New York styled industrial loft concept in mind, shifting away from the conventional all-white studio interiors with its leather, metal and wood furnishing and decor.
The 2,500 sq. ft. public co-working space offers affordable hot desks at $45 per day, and permanent desks from $350 per month. There's a stylish meeting sofa and table (available for booking), a modern kitchen, and a no-frills photo studio for shoots and productions.
SparkkStudio, a 397 sq. ft. in-house photo space, is open for booking on weekdays and weekends, for a minimum of 2 hours, starting from $35 per hour. The space also organizes the Sparkk Sessions, which is an exciting lineup of themed shoots for budding fashion photographers and everything is provided—models, new equipments, and a diverse range of professional photography concepts to experiment with.
From a swimming pool in natural settings to forest trails and an eco-friendly hawker centre – these are some of the facilities that Sembawang residents can look forward to at the new integrated sports and community hub being planned for the town.
The project is co-developed by Sport Singapore, National Parks Board, Ministry of Health, Alexandra Health System, National Environment Agency, People's Association and National Heritage Board.
The Admiralty House, which is a historical national monument, will also be incorporated into the design.
Other facilities at the development could include multi-play courts and primary and senior care centres.
K+ Curatorial Space is a new multi-concept shop – where art meets retail meets community. With the continued support of Scotts Square, the over 4,000 square feet space, which is nearly three times the size of its previous premise, features a larger Gallery space, a Retail space and a new Community space.
The Retail space sees BooksActually, GoodStuph, Kinetic, Pomelo,
Supermama and Tofu Design curate and sell a range of lifestyle products, literature, furniture, and apparel that showcases the best of Singapore’s creative scene.
The Community space allows creative practitioners, students, start- ups, as well as art and design enthusiasts to network, mingle and interact freely so that fresh ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations can be nurtured.
Their portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.
Hospitality is a way of life for them - a living philosophy. It permeates everything they do at The Great Room.
Though workplace styles change, their dedication to changing the way people feel about going to work never will. They set the stage for you to gather your ideas, to be inspired by others and to do great work.
The National University Hospital (NUH) has set up a new dedicated facility, called the NUH Sports Centre, to provide integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions for recreational and elite athletes, as well as military personnel.
The range of facilities in the NUH Sports Centre, situated at Lower Kent Ridge Road, includes an orthopaedic sports surgery clinic, a sports medicine clinic, a children’s sports clinic, and a sports physiotherapy and exercise clinic.
It also provides sports imaging and acupuncture services, and a fully-equipped gym.
This is the brand’s first Junior store in the region. Spanning more than 1,400 square feet, the new boutique is painted with a pearl finish and furnished with lacquered wood furniture frames to create a shopping ambience that is soothing and refined. The Dolce & Gabbana Junior collection includes ready-to-wear for girls, boys, and newborn from ages 0 to 8.
iFIT, Asia’s FIRST Integrated Community Fitness Centre that has opened in Singapore, offers integrated and specialised fitness programmes.
iFIT believes in promoting physical fitness by encouraging individuals to get active to build a stronger, healthier body.
iFIT offers a convenient fitness destination equipped with premium gym equipment and a variety of studio programmes. Their fitness centre caters to people from diverse fitness backgrounds, from those who are looking to kick start their fitness journey to those who want to challenge themselves.
The Hub Singapore, Singapore’s largest startup community, have unveiled its new collaborative work space in the heart of Singapore’s emerging design and creative neighbourhood at 128 Prinsep Street. A pioneer in Singapore’s co-working scene, The Hub is expanding its space, business initiatives and programmes to support the growing number of startups and entrepreneurs in Singapore.
Founded in 2012, The Hub has built the country’s largest startup community with over 500 entrepreneurs, creatives and techies in their network. Over the years, The Hub has established a strong presence in Singapore’s entrepreneur scene and has positioned itself well at the heart of the startup ecosystem. Facilitating collaborations between corporations, startups, government entities, investors and the wider community, The Hub has developed a series of programs and initiatives to strengthen and grow the local startup scene.
In addition to programs designed for startups, The Hub is also introducing tailored innovation and impact lab programs for corporations looking to innovate through collaborations. Companies currently involved in the program include J.P. Morgan, DBS Bank and Procter & Gamble.
Designed by premier design agency greymatters, the new space reflects the vibrancy and character of its community. Edgy, colourful yet homely, The Hub boosts up to 160 co-working and permanent desks, eight team rooms, six hi-spec meeting rooms, three sound-proof Skype booths, and flexible event spaces that can hold up to 200 people. An in-house café, a communal pantry, hot showers and nap room for resting are some of the other features at The Hub. Hubbers in the new space include popular news site Mashable, online payment solutions provider Braintree_Paypal, Silicon Valley’s Unicorn Twilio, and upcoming local startups Gone Adventurin’ and Our Better World.
More than just a stylish co-working space, The Hub also has an internal online portal to connect all members and help the community grow beyond the boundaries of its physical space. The Hub is the first co-working space community in Singapore to establish the option of a pure online membership which gives businesses who do not require a physical work space the flexibility to collaborate and work with other members remotely.
London-based Heatherwick Studio collaborated with local firm CPG Consultants on the Learning Hub, a new eight-storey teaching facility at Nanyang Technological University.
To avoid creating "miles of corridors linking box-like lecture rooms", the building was designed as a cluster of tapered towers surrounding an expansive atrium. The idea was to combine learning facilities with social spaces including balconies, gardens and open-air corridors, to encourage as many opportunities for staff and student interactions as possible.
The 12 towers, which each taper inwards towards the base, accommodate a total of 56 oval classrooms. According to the designers, the non-hierarchal round shape – without any corners or obvious fronts or backs – will encourage more collaborative learning.
Clad with curved concrete panels, the towers feature irregular horizontal stripes that were created using 10 adjustable silicone moulds. This texture lends each tower the look of a root vegetable, although the designers liken the appearance with wet clay.
Balconies extend around the inside of the towers and get larger towards the top of the building, offering views into the atrium. This space is naturally ventilated, allowing air to circulate throughout.
The towers are raised off the ground on 61 angled concrete columns, each featuring an undulating surface texture, and small areas of planting surround many of them.
Meanwhile, the concrete walls surrounding the stair and elevator cores slotted between the towers have been embossed with over 700 drawings by illustrator Sara Fanelli, depicting images from science, art and literature.
The project forms part of a wider campus redevelopment for Nanyang Technological University which, with over 33,000 students, is one of Singapore's largest public universities.
Created in 1989, La Cure Gourmande is far more than chocolates, confectionery and biscuits. It's an emotional experience from the moment you walk into the store. Everything about La Cure Gourmande will make you feel like you just stepped back into childhood.
With more than 170 different types of confections in store, La Cure Gourmande Sunshines will assist you with picking the best assortment for you to create the most unique gift for that special someone.
Besides the traditional selections available in Singapore, La Cure Gourmande has introduced an island of Madeleines. Made according to the founder's traditional recipe with carefully selected ingredients, the Madeleines will have a variety of flavours ranging from chocolate, raspberry, lemon and plain with a hint of vanilla.
In a giant’s castle now overgrown by a magical beanstalk, a new suspended roller coaster ride straps you in for a wild goose chase with Puss and his accomplice, Kitty Soft Paws. The new outdoor ride, aptly named Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, will thrill you as it takes flight with an original storyline.
This new ride is slated DreamWorks Animation and Universal Parks & Resorts. Puss, originally a character in the Shrek movies, rose to stand-alone fame in October 2011 with his very own hit movie. The animated film was a critical and commercial success, with a gross of over 554 million USD worldwide.
This new ride brings the total number of attractions based on DreamWorks Animation films to seven. They are spread across two zones – Madagascar and Far Far Away – and are complemented by more than 10 themed dining and shopping outlets.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design is established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. This will be accomplished, with a focus on Design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) aims to become the centre and stronghold of global research and breakthroughs through creative technical research and education anchored in design within a multi-disciplinary approach. They call this focus on design the Big 'D', where they do not just produce graduates well-versed in technical functionality, but a new breed of the brightest technical minds that understands form to design the new innovations of tomorrow. They will inspire all that goes through our doors in the art and science of design to ensure that architectural, systems and engineering inventions of tomorrow are both a technical breakthrough and a resonating lifestyle appeal.
The Gentle Art Academy, the first Asia affiliate school to the eight time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions Guilhermes and Rafael Mendes (Mendes Bros), has officially begun its first intake for its BJJ kids program.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed over 100 years ago and emphasizes bringing combat to the ground where a larger person's size and strength advantage is neutralized. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is recognized as being one of the world's proven most effective martial arts and was responsible for launching modern day Mixed-Martial Arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and One Fighting Championship (OneFC).
The Gentle Art Academy's syllabus was developed by brothers Guilherme and Rafael Mendes (8x World Champions) who are based in California, USA. The main US academy has developed many junior world champions and our US kids team clinched the 2013 and 2014 team world championships, making this the Best kids program in the world!
The Gentle Art Academy is housed at an East Coast Road shophouse with 3,000 square feet of floor space with plenty of padded areas for children to learn in a safe fun environment.
Classes for kids at The Gentle Art are spilt according to age. Little ones in the Babybolos (3-5yo) will be encouraged to develop and practice their physical skills through play. They will also get to nurture key social and emotional skills while engaging in activities that require cooperation, self-awareness, and communication with peers. Older kids in the Lil’ Champion class (5-8yo) will have a chance to build up their stamina and endurance while developing fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness, coordination, balance, agility, flexibility and sport preparation. Those in the Teen Warriors class (8- 12yo) will focus on the precision and the detailed execution of the techniques while building their core stamina and strength.
The academy has even launched yoga classes for parents during selected kids classes so that parents can get a good stretch and a workout while waiting for their kids to finish their lessons. More adventurous parents can even join the academy’s adult BJJ classes on the weekend to pick up some practical combat skill for themselves during the hour of the kids class.
People Impact provides fun and educational programmes that aim at developing the brain and personality of children and teaching them life skills.
Their IQ and EQ programme is developed by Professors of World Class Universities such as Harvard, MIT, University of Michigan, University of Washington and University of Hong Kong and their students will be enjoy a high quality curriculum. Results speak louder than words. Students have shown marked improvement in both personal and academic performances. Let your kids experience to see the results.
They have trial classes for children from as young as 3 years old.