Connect@Changi is a pilot purpose-built facility designed for Singapore and international travellers to conduct business meetings and engagements in a safe and contained environment. It is developed by a Singapore consortium, led by Temasek, and includes The Ascott Limited, Changi Airport Group, Sheares Healthcare Group, SingEx Group and Surbana Jurong.
Connect@Changi is strategically located in Singapore Expo that serves as a hub for both accommodation and business. Package includes 4-star accomodation, dedicated schedules for swab test and access to facilities for your business needs.
The facility will offer an integrated 'test-stay-work-meet’ experience, complementing Singapore’s SafeTravel programme to accelerate the resumption of regional and international business activities.
Offering a varied choice of functional spaces for meetings of between 4 to 22 persons, Connect@Changi meeting rooms have everything a guest needs to host a safe and seamless meeting with business partners. Each room is fully equipped with high-speed internet access, audio-visual equipment and outfitted with an air-tight glass panel for complete segregation, even while meeting each other face-to-face.
Guests are welcome to unwind and relax with a calming view of the indoor courtyards. Alternatively, book a session to the GymPods via the mobile app to work out a sweat.
Popular urban izakaya Neon Pigeon is back again and has reopened on Carpenter Street!
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a japanese izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
Forget about the outside world for just a while... Step in the new Neon Pigeon, grab your favourite cocktail, take in the vibe.
Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) has won the joint tender by the Singapore Land Authority, Singapore Tourism Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the 48,200 square feet car park at Grange Road into a new multi-functional event space.
Set to be operational in the second quarter of 2022, the concept, designed by DP Architects, aims to offer a first-of-its-kind lifestyle experience along Orchard Road, with multiple dedicated event spaces, an independent cinema, hawker stalls serving local delights and a food and beverage attraction. This will provide a rich array of events and experiences for locals and tourists, especially the millennials.
LREIT is collaborating with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, to create an exciting calendar of concerts, film and events ensuring that the site is active all year round.
LREIT will also collaborate with The Projector, Singapore’s much-loved independent cinema operator, and Museum of Food. In support of the government’s push for Singapore’s hawker culture to be recognised by UNESCO, Museum of Food aims to launch an experiential attraction where locals and tourists can immerse themselves in the history, flavours and creativity of local cuisine, curating concepts that generate high imaginative experiences with instagrammable moments.
Bringing farming closer to us; The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has launched nine sites at the rooftops of Housing & Development Board (HDB) multi-storey carparks (MSCP) for rental by public tender. The sites shall be used to farm vegetables and other food crops, as well as for other related purposes, such as the packing/storage of produce. Some of you may soon get to enjoy lush views of locally-grown veggies from your HDB flats!
Availing more spaces in land-constrained Singapore for commercial farming, including alternative spaces like HDB MSCP rooftops, is one of the strategies SFA hasbeen undertaking to achieve Singapore’s “30 by 30” goal, which is to produce 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030. The move is also in line with HDB’s Green Towns Programme to intensify greening in HDB estates.
“We are heartened by the growing interest from both the industry and the public towards urban farming in community spaces, following the launch of our pilot MSCP rooftop farm, Citiponics, in Ang Mo Kio last year,” said Mr Melvin Chow, Senior Directorof SFA’s Food Supply Resilience Division. “Residents in the area have been able toenjoy fresh produce from the farm at nearby supermarkets, and can witness first-hand the hard work involved in bringing our food from farm-to-fork. We hope that consumers will continue to show their appreciation for our local farms by buying their produce.”
Formerly known as Urban Fairways, Clubhouse took the reins of Singapore’s premier indoor golf café and bar last month. Clubhouse occupies 2,500 feet space in the iconic Capital Tower in Singapore’s downtown Central Business District. It’s a busy indoor golf club with regular members, a cafe and a fantastic 19th hole for busy office executives to meet and relax. The driving force is a passion for hospitality, great wines, whiskies and beer, and, of course, golf.
They are unique in their delivery of state of the art golf training and entertainment in the heart of downtown Singapore. They offer a casual luxury starting at the front door permeating into a great ambience when you cross the threshold. Welcomed by smiling staff, the distinct smell of coffee, and cool music tones, which combine to create an exclusive oasis by day that transforms the club into a buzzing venue at night with great products and excellent service.
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.
Located next to East Coast Park with existing public and private housings in the surrounding, the 60-ha Bayshore Precinct will be a new lifestyle waterfront urban village for about 12,500 dwelling units of public and private housing when ready. A 1 km-long main street will anchor the precinct, which will have wider pavements to make a more pleasant walking and cycling experience for you.
Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood where the main street is lined with shops, cafes, grocery stores, childcare and elderly facilities within a short walk or bicycle ride from home. Residents can enjoy tree-lined walkways, or cycle along dedicated cycling paths to the nearby Bayshore MRT station and Bedok South MRT station.
Bayshore Precinct is also being planned as a future-ready community, which is sustainable, people-centric and car-lite with flexibility to accommodate change over time. In the future, the use of Autonomous Vehicles may present opportunities to free up space for parks, community facilities and other uses. The master plan will anticipate changes in technology in phases, providing resiliency to adapt to the changing needs.
Their story starts in the mid-‘90s, when pink and red enslaved the prestige beauty market. Flying in the face of this monopoly, Urban Decay unleashed a line of lipsticks and nail enamels inspired by seedier facets of the urban landscape.
The vibe since day one? Beauty with an edge™. While they’ve grown like crazy since then, they haven’t stopped experimenting. They now offer an endless array of high-performance cosmetics, from velvety-soft shadows and creamy, badass lipsticks to weightless complexion products and high-tech setting sprays to make your makeup last all day.
Glitch Singapore is a creative commune space + urban art gallery based in the east of Singapore. To preserve a part of Phunk Studio’s history, Glitch Singapore took over the beautiful space in a quaint neighbourhood in Tanjong Katong.
They curate art shows by local and international artists, workshops, collaborations and a space for all Glitches to hang out, indulge in discussions and create progress for the urban art form in Singapore.
The concept behind Glitch Singapore is to embrace that no one in this world is perfect. Every man, woman, boy or girl has a glitch. Not all glitches are bad, its just how one would embrace it and pushing him or herself to the limits to create something beautiful and great to challenge the norm. Being different has its perks after all.
This space is a world with infinite dimensions. They provide a platform for all to showcase their works and ideas to everyone, as well as sharing a space to create and innovate.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
"Whips Cupcakes" is a specialized gourmet cupcake store that provides a wide selection of authentic American and Local specialty cupcakes to the discerning trendsetter.
Their cupcakes are made with the finest ingredients from all corners of the world, befitting the lifestyle of today's chic urbanite. They use the best ingredients, as they believe only the finest can produce the finest. In addition to their over-the-counter offerings, they offer customization for birthdays, weddings, corporate events and other special occasions.
Steve Madden is easily America’s most successful shoe designer. Considered the fashion footwear mogul of the 21st Century, Mr. Madden has been responsible for the design and marketing of the company’s trendsetting shoes for the past two decades.
Madden's expertise in trend forecasting has propelled him to the top of his field. Relying on sheer instinct, he transformed a footwear relic into a footwear phenomenon when he introduced a new amped up platform shoe in the early 1990s.
Inspired by Rock and Roll, fused with a jolt of sex appeal and urban edge, Madden creates shoes that are innovative, fun, sometimes wild and always spot-on-chic.
Here to save you from the daily grind, Refuge is a sleek urban oasis where the sounds are smooth, the vibe easy and the liquids flowing. Across two levels: club on level 2 and bar on level 3, be cocooned in an alternate reality for one more day.
Head up to the bar on level 3 for instant retreat and relief. Soulful R&B, Old school Funk, Classics and rare groove are ointments for the senses while you take in rejuvenating cocktail concoctions prescribed by our bartenders.
Then get into a different kind of grind on level 2 at the club. Current and Old school R&B, Hip Hop, urban flavas and tunes slip and slide around the room, soothing your body up towards a better state of being.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
With Singapore as the backdrop, Unravel presents a series of real-life escape rooms, inspired by local urban legends and iconic landmarks. Woven together with a compelling storyline, Unravel puts you in the shoes of a team of private detectives, working together with the main protagonist, Kai, as he embarks on a journey to crack some of the most baffling mysteries.
Consisting of four unique experiences, you have the opportunity to take the road down memory lane with rooms themed after the former Changi Hospital, the old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah, the classic Dragon playground and the now defunct Fort Pasir Panjang. Whilst immersed in these settings, you will have to rely on a combination of wits, lateral thinking, courage and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and unravel the secrets behind each story in order to escape from the locked room within 60 minutes.
Conceptualized by a team of Singaporeans looking to take real-life escape rooms to the next level, Unravel features original, exciting content and in a first for escape rooms in Singapore, a competitive gameplay element where teams can strategize against one another as they attempt to escape in the fastest time possible.
Providing a hint of nostalgia, a 14 metre long mural wall with landmarks from the yesteryears of Singapore lines Unravel’s store front and gives a chronological narration of Singapore’s colorful past. Key highlights include the now-demolished National Theatre, Capitol Theatre and Har Par Villa.