The eagerly awaited Canopy Park attractions located on the top level of Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) are now available to the public. The picturesque 14,000 sqm space is home to seven iconic play attractions and creative gardens.
The first-of-its-kind play attractions created by top designers from Britain, France, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands promise endless fun for travellers and residents alike. Guests can look forward to navigating their way through the Mirror Maze and Hedge Maze, walking or bouncing on the Manulife Sky Nets, exploring the sculptural playscape of Discovery Slides, and enjoying a gripping view of the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley from the Canopy Bridge, a bridge with glass panel flooring suspended 23 metres above ground.
Integrated with the attractions are interactive garden spaces that encourage play and imagination. Foggy Bowls feature four gentle concave bowls with an element of mist and fog to create the experience of playing amongst clouds. Topiary Walk is a whimsical wonderland, featuring animal topiaries such as an orangutan, crocodile, elephant, peacock and chameleon. Petal Garden will boast seasonal displays of flowers. Along the main loop that connects these attractions are four noteworthy trees, including a pair of olive trees and the Lover’s Tree which earned its name because of its conjoined trunks.
After an exhilarating time playing in the attractions, those seeking respite from the excitement or a relaxed night out, will have the option to dine under the stars while perusing diverse menus from up to eight F&B outlets at Canopy Park.
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, said, “Changi Airport holds a special place in the hearts of many, especially Singaporeans, and we want to extend this special bond for everyone who visits Jewel. The attractions and gardens on Canopy Park are designed for guests to relax or have a fun time with their families and friends, whether they reside in Singapore or are international travellers visiting Jewel.
When Canopy Park was conceptualised, we envisaged a green natural environment with play and leisure activities for people of all ages. Importantly, we wanted to create a space where activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors, are brought to an indoor environment so that they can be enjoyed under all weather conditions.”
Entrance fees for Singapore residents to Canopy Park is $4.50, while access to the various attractions will range from $7.20 to $19.80. There are also bundle packages to enjoy all or most of the attractions.
The Singapore Sports Hub launched the first sports, art and heritage walking trail titled The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail, with the unveiling of the Merdeka Lions by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Transport. Mr Baey was joined by some 11 community groups for a guided tour of the trail, where they were taken on a journey of Kallang’s landmarks and the area’s vibrant history.
Mr Baey said: “There is a treasure trove of stories at Kallang. This was where many of our nation’s sporting memories were forged, and is also home to Singapore’s first civil international airport. I am heartened by this Kallang Story project, which documents some interesting elements of our heritage in the year of Singapore’s Bicentennial. I encourage everyone to come explore the area with familyand friends, relive old memories, and reflect on our Singapore Story.”
The new three-kilometre educational walking trail tells the story of Kallang through 18 heritage markers, artefacts, architecture, and new artworks sited around Singapore Sports Hub. These artworks are commissioned by Singapore Sports Hub to celebrate Kallang’s heritage and local talents. The artworks will be rolled out in phases. This walking trail is a community project supported by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic. The launch is part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration 2019.
Members of the public can explore the 18 markers as one whole, or in three separate smaller walking trails - The Waterfront Trail, The Stadium Trail and The Park Trail. Each of the trails tells the Kallang story by highlighting prominent landmarks in the area, both past and present. The Waterfront Trailfaces the Kallang Basin, a body of water with a rich history going back at least 400 years and reveals the riverine communities who once called this area home, the traditional industries that contributed lasting place names, and the legacy of water sports. The Stadium Trail explores the grounds of the National Stadium and covers major architectural icons which played key roles in sports, politics, energy, aviation and entertainment in Singapore. The Park Trail ventures into the former grounds of Kallang Park, journeys through memories of the old Wonderland Amusement Park and ending in front of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Merdeka Lions now sited at Stadium Roar, facing the Kallang Basin, are replicas of the original artefacts that were initially commissioned by the Public Works Department (renamed ‘CPD Corporation’) as part of the Merdeka Bridge that was built in 1955. With the widening of NicollHighway, the sculptures were then moved to Kallang Park, before being shifted to The SAFTI Military Institute.
Members of the public can look forward to spotting 14 uniquely designed repurposed benches made from the timber seats in the former National Stadium. The installation of the 14 benches has enlivened Sports Hub’s public spaces to build community interactions and create shared memories. This underscored the intent of this “Re:Bench” CommunityProject, a collaboration between Singapore Sports Hub and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Visitors can pick up self-guided tour maps of The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail at the Sports Hub’s Visitors Centre at OCBC Square.
Lakeside Garden is the 53-hectare western section of the Jurong Lake Gardens. Visitors can now enjoy the first phase of Singapore’s third national gardens and the first national gardens in the heartlands.
Jurong Lake Gardens is a people’s garden and the design of the garden took into consideration the feedback that was received after extensive consultations with the community. In developing Jurong Lake Gardens, NParks also worked with their partner agencies, Sport Singapore (SportSG) and People’s Association (PA), to enrich the diversity of recreational experiences and programming for visitors.
In addition, Lakeside Garden was developed with a strong emphasis on nature, community and play, based on feedback received during our public engagement sessions. Jurong Lake Gardens is a green recreational node that leverages on its distinctive lakeside setting. It contributes to the larger plans for the Jurong Lake District in promoting sustainability and a healthy living environment by providing more spaces for recreation amidst lush greenery, restored wetlands and habitats for biodiversity and with vibrant programming for the community. With its opening, Lakeside Garden provides the community with a space to gather and bond, and create shared memories.
The 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens comprises three segments:
Lakeside Garden (Jurong Lake Gardens West/ former Jurong Lake Park)
Chinese and Japanese Gardens (Jurong Lake Gardens Central)
Garden Promenade (Jurong Lake Gardens East)
Lakeside Garden is centred around the themes of nature, play and the community. The garden has been developed sensitively to retain the serenity of the area whilst incorporating spaces for the community and recreational needs. Capitalising on its waterfront location, Lakeside Garden has spaces for all to enjoy amid nature, greenery and lakeside views. Visitors will have many opportunities to get close to nature in Lakeside Garden.
Children aged between five to 12-years-old will enjoy Forest Ramble, which is the largest nature playgarden in the heartlands. The 2.3-hectare play area comprises 13 different adventure stations for children to explore, and emulate the movement of animals which inhabit a freshwater swamp forest. Read more about the facilities at the newly-opened Lakeside Garden here.
Singapore’s homegrown fitness brand, True Group is excited to announce its plans for a new-concept fitness centre at Millenia Walk, which will become the largest commercial gym facility in Singapore.
The facility will be opened in two phases with a 23,000 sq ft area opening in June 2019, and an additional contiguous 18,700 sq ft space opening by the third quarter of the year.
True Fitness will be vacating its current Suntec City location in mid 2019, having outgrown it. In what will be a seamless transition for its members, the huge new 41,700 sq ft facility at Millenia Walk will enable the True Group to showcase its revolutionary ‘club-within-a-club’ concept which will feature TFX, True Group’s newest premier club, as well as curated fitness trends and workouts from the world over, giving True members options to experience the latest in fitness concepts and workouts without having to leave the club.
“This club will be the confluence of ‘big box’ gyms and boutique gyms, leveraging on the economies of scale that larger clubs enjoy,” said Sean Tan, Director, True Group. “We not only aim to offer more variety and choice in workout options, we are also taking a lead in the development of the fitness community via collaborations with third party boutique studios, and new fitness concept developers,” he added.
The True Group is currently in active expansion mode and will be opening its flagship TFX club in the new Funan shopping mall in mid 2019, whilst having recently launched its premium ‘Yoga Edition’ branded yoga club in Taipei (at the former location occupied by Pure Yoga, which exited the Taiwan market in January).
The National Parks Board (NParks) has commenced works on the new Bukit Gombak Park. Located at Bukit Batok Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre, the 4.8 ha park will feature a hill trek, a nature playgarden and other recreational facilities amidst nature and lush greenery to serve the different needs of residents. The park is scheduled to be opened in early 2020.
In planning for the new park, NParks engaged residents to gather feedback on features they would like to have in the park. In response to the feedback received, the new park will feature a Nature Area and an Active Area to meet the diverse recreational needs of the community.
Located on a hill, the Nature Area will allow park goers to appreciate nature up close. The main feature of this area is an inclined looped 400m hill trek modelled after the trails in Bukit Timah. Besides alleviating visitorship pressure on the nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the hill trek will help residents to stay healthy in nature.
NParks, together with the community, will be planting more than 2000 trees comprising some 16 species of trees, such as the critically endangered Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum), and others like Belinjau (Gnetum gnemon) and Pink Mempat (Cratoxylum formosum) trees.
The Active Area will feature an open lawn for events, an outdoor fitness area, a community garden, a F&B outlet and public toilets. The existing basketball court next to Block 394 will also be incorporated as part of the park.
Other features at the Bukit Gombak Park will include a biophilic playgarden which will encourage children to play amid nature. A slide will be integrated into the natural sloped terrain and there will be nature-inspired play equipment, such as balancing beams set amongst trees and shrubs.
The park will also include a 480 sqm dog run, the first in the Bukit Gombak area. It will be sited on a flat terrain for dogs to run without leash, with benches for dog owners to rest.
Do you enjoy taking nice long walks in lush greenery, or exploring the outdoor spaces around you? Go on an adventure from coast to coast with the launch of the new Coast-to-Coast Trail!
The Coast-to-Coast Trail is a 36 km trail that spans across Singapore. Stretching from Jurong Lake Gardens in the west to Coney Island Park in the northeast, it will take users through a variety of parks, park connectors, nature areas, places of interest and urban spaces. Some of these include Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in central Singapore, and Sengkang Riverside Park, in the northeast of our island.
You can choose to explore the trail on your own, using a DIY trail guide or mobile app. Or for a more immersive experience, you can also look forward to participating in activities and programmes that will be organised along the trail. These include experiential and interactive features such as interesting way-finding signs, fun game stations and viewing areas to spot wildlife.
Royal Vending has announce the launch of Boardwalk AdVENDture, a truly unique intelligent retailing journey at the Sentosa Boardwalk that dispenses joy to both locals and tourists alike.
Visitors to the Sentosa Boardwalk will now have access to a myriad of offerings as they make their way to and from Sentosa. Novel vending machines set up along the iconic walkway creates a Smart Nation themed experience that provides an exciting sneak peek into the future of retail. With over 50 brands just a click of a button and a tap of a card away, the boardwalk is transformed into a retail walking attraction.
Dhammakaya Centre Singapore (DCS) is a non-profit Buddhist meditation centre set up in September 1999. They recently held the grand opening of their new centre located at Sumang Walk.
The articulated design of Dhammakaya Centre Singapore Building is an expression of simplicity and tranquillity. Its interior spatial configurations at every storey within the building exemplifies the dedicated needs of the temple.
The magnificent Dhammachai Meditation Hall on the 2nd storey is crafted out of a column-free space that can accommodate more meditators, which is a manifestation of harmonised architecture and structural designs.
Gardens by the Bay's new outdoor garden attraction, Serene Garden, is a unique horticultural garden inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese zen gardens. A tranquil 2-hectare space located just a stone’s throw from The Meadow, visitors can get a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life as they enjoy an intimate encounter with nature.
Serene Garden, a calm and peaceful green space is just a short stroll away from the popular Supertree Grove. Taking 3 years to conceptualise and build, the outdoor themed garden offers scenic views of the city's beautiful skyline as its backdrop while bringing visitors closer to nature — truly a uniquely Singaporean experience.
Serene Garden is open daily from 5.00am to 2.00am to the public and admission is free. Read more about Serene Garden here.
Chirashi King Kong is a new hipster joint in Millenia Walk that serves delicious Japanese rice bowls. A creative fusion of earthy aromatic truffle rice, topped with fresh ingredients, they strive to serve premium food at affordable prices. With a burst of colourful flavours on their menu, they’ve got those palates ticking!
Nestled in the heart of Orchard Road, 8 St Thomas is set to become the latest iconic freehold development. Get to Orchard Road, Marina Bay Financial Centre, and prestigious schools in a heartbeat. Live fabulously with boundless options right before you.
Soak in the beathtaking views of marmalade sunrises and sunsets that greet you from beyond the skylines of Marina Bay Sands and Orchard every day.
Strategically located in close proximity to Orchard and Tanglin, 8 St Thomas combines opulent desins with the rustic charm of bontany, uniquely curated to bring on life's finest indulgences. Experience a kaleidoscope of shopping, lifestyle and cultural adventures where the splendour of cosmopolitan living is at your fingertips.
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.
Designed by some of the best professional minds in the world and crafted after meaningful contributions from their own teachers, GIIS SMART Campus (Global Indian International School) is the most technologically-advanced SMART campus in Singapore and is a ‘Nest’ where students will be nurtured and groomed from a fledgling to a feathered state, through collaborative learning and by using state-of-the-art features. Students will be the central focus of their pedagogy, encouraged to learn science, art and language through newer, personal and meaningful experiences.
Experts have long agreed that classrooms with four-walls, a chalk & black board and a long list of textbooks is a thing of the past. In fact, 21st century learning will be all about innovative learning methodologies in new and flexible space, where smaller and more personal student communities can huddle together to get the best out of the ocean of knowledge and information available at the click of a button. GIIS SMART Campus is the answer to all these modern-day schooling requirements. Their school will be a place where a child be educated through interactive and fun methods of learning, where he/she will express themselves and shape their personalities with ample help from educators and where they will be groomed to innovate and imagine, and be entrepreneurial in spirit to change the world of tomorrow. GIIS SMART Campus is the school of the 21st century.
Keeping students at the centre of their universe, the digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus will be the epitome of new age learning, where every technology, every facility and every design has been carefully formulated to give them the best academic and extracurricular pedagogy for their benefit. SMART features like Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and Sports Analytics fields are in place to give students the best tools in the business to enhance their individual performance in academia as well as extra-curricular activities. The Campus will be a one-stop shop to learn everything from Science, to Arts, to Languages to Skills under a single roof to help your child grow into a well-rounded individual and a responsible citizen of the future.
Although the best architectural minds came up with the 'nest' concept as a nurturing ground for students, it is the valuable inputs from over 100 teachers that have added a personal touch to the design of this 21st century school. Brainstorming, discussing and pooling in ideas from best practises and correct practises in the industry, their dedicated team of teachers indulged in an in-depth and meaningful discussion for over three years to ensure that the right facilities are put in place for the overall benefit of their students during the making of the school. The result is a labour of love and true dedication of these educators who insisted on only the best for their students and made sure they got it.
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!
The National Parks Board (NParks) opens Marsiling Park, formerly known as Woodlands Town Garden, after 22 months of enhancement works. As a result of close consultation with the community during the design process, the park now offers a range of new day and night experiences for visitors to enjoy. Enhancements have also been sensitively made to the mangrove area to allow visitors to get closer to nature as well as for biodiversity to thrive.
With its lush greenery and peaceful ambience, Marsiling Park is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The park features activity areas and amenities for visitors of all ages.
Visitors can enjoy the view of the picturesque pond from the viewing tower or the boardwalks, especially in the evening, as the lighting is curated to leverage on the reflections on the water body to create a special illumination effect.
The one of a kind butterfly-shaped playground with climbing ropes provides children with a challenging play experience while the Fun Play area has play equipment with musical elements for an interactive play experience.
Nature-lovers will appreciate the butterfly-attracting plants and educational interpretive boards that have been introduced around the playground, as well as the enhanced mangrove habitat along the western edge of the park.
There are also several spaces for community activities, such as the activity plaza and the amphitheatre, which features a rain garden. Visitors can also enjoy refreshments at the F&B outlet in the park, which is open 24 hours daily.
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.
Jurong Lake Gardens West focuses on nature, play and the community. It is currently under construction. When it opens in 2019, the public will be able to see a restored swamp forest and wetlands, a nature-themed play area, allotment gardens, lifestyle and sports facilities, and F&B options.
One of the key design concepts for Jurong Lake Gardens West is the Heron Island.
Herons are among the wildlife living in the Jurong Lake area. Platforms will be installed on Heron Island to encourage roosting and nesting, away from human disturbance. Enhancing habitats for wildlife and keeping the tranquility of the area are key considerations in the development of Jurong Lake Gardens West, enabling visitors to enjoy nature and biodiversity.
Children can look forward to Forest Ramble, a nature-themed play area that will capture their fascination for plants and animals. Forest Ramble will comprise varied adventure play experiences for children to mimic the actions of animals – from crawling through a “squirrel’s nest” to gliding through a tree canopy.
The new entrance pavilion at the north carpark will serve as an arrival point to introduce visitors to the Gardens. The multiple columns of the pavilion are inspired by the hanging aerial roots of the many Ficus trees found within the Gardens.
As a one-stop location for consumers to experience the full line-up of Surface devices available in Singapore, the Surface premium experience will also offer a dedicated Concierge service for existing customers.
The new Surface Concierge service is where shoppers can seek advice on the right Surface to buy, receive assistance in setting up their device and ask questions about how to use their Surface. Microsoft plans to explore with Harvey Norman expanded services provided by the Surface Concierge over time.
The professional team of stylists at Be Salon by 99 Percent Hair Studio believe in designing bespoke looks that compliment your unique lifestyle. They believe in thinking beyond beauty and trends, beyond hairdressing and manicuring. From creating your powerful first impressions, to refreshing your distinctive styles, or even polishing your expressive personalities. It's all about transforming to a better version of yourself.
While you're thinking about getting the perfect colors or curls, remember that your hair needs nourishment too! Achieve healthy-looking hair that shines together with your dream hairstyle. Simply drop by Be Salon for a complimentary consultation with their experts to assess your hair conditions and help formulate a treatment that is most effective for your hair.
Nightclub AVRY’s adjoining cocktail bar, Hairy Canary, is a daily bar open to the public during the earlier hours on Monday-Saturday from 6pm-12am, with the space transforming into an exclusive VIP bar during nights AVRY is in operation.
Hairy Canary will be offering a selection of beers, wines, and craft cocktails developed in conjunction with Head Bartender Lexis Tan, winner of the Gin Jubilee prize in 2016, as well as a dynamic menu of gastro bites and bar snacks. The mirrored, circular rose gold bar is the main focal point of the space, with bespoke floor tiling mimicking the appearance of feathers. The seating area offers luxurious and indulgent fabrics, provocative and memorable artwork and comfortable, intimate lounging areas for private conversations. Elliot James of Elliot James Interiors was commissioned to design both spaces inside AVRY.
Singapore’s latest nightclub, AVRY, is now open at Millenia Walk. Made up of two distinct areas, including an immersive day space and cocktail bar called ‘Hairy Canary’, AVRY brings the ultimate clubbing experience to the Lion City.
AVRY operates on every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday and the nightclub will play host to some of the most progressive nights in Singapore, with the 6000 sq foot venue set to bring a whole host of new features, not only exclusive to the Singapore scene, but to the entirety of South-East Asia, alongside a string of yet to be named international performers.
With the DJ booth taking center stage, four oversized birdcages (which double up as VIP areas) will form additional focal points inside the club. These four main birdcages surround the dance floor and are flanked by a statement three-meter wide DJ booth. Connected LED screens, wrapping around the entirety of the DJ booth and the 16 VIP tables clearly define the dance floor.
A Dom Perignon VIP Lounge Booth – the first of its kind in the region – will illuminate the opposite end of the club, using its iconic green bottle display. To the right of the booth sits an eleven-meter long bar, positioned directly in front of the dancefloor.
With audio and visual facilities custom-built for the site, AVRY will also be state-of- the-art in every sense. On the audio front, Void Acoustics, who have set up sound systems everywhere from Eden (Ibiza) to Omni (Taipei), will be installing their ground-breaking Air Tri Motion series in the main room. Located directly over the dance floor, Air Motion provides huge sonic impact as well as being a significant visual attraction. Boasting a truly innovative clubbing experience, AVRY will become the first club in South-East Asia to host the formidable set up.
V-Squared Labs, a creative technology studio that specializes in producing multi- sensory experiences, will oversee all the visuals throughout the club V-Squared Labs have previously worked with venues such as XS Nightclub and Drai’s in Las Vegas, festivals brands like Ultra Worldwide and artists including Skrillex, The Chainsmokers and Steve Aoki.
It is Singapore’s first specialty coffee bean-only retail store which allows coffee lovers to shop curated selection of freshly roasted coffee beans from over 20 top cafes and roasters around the world.
Here is a list of the curated coffee beans which shoppers can find at The Bean Shop by CafeBond.com:
Melbourne’s Seven Seeds Coffee, Market Lane Coffee, Padre Coffee and more
Canberra’s Ona Coffee
Taipei’s Simple Kaffa Coffee
Tokyo’s Fuglen Coffee
Kuala Lumpur’s VCR Coffee, Artisan Roastery and also Cloud Catcher Roastery
Cafebond.com customers will also be able to enjoy the newly introduced “Click and Collect” service when they buy coffee on the platform and collect their order offline at The Bean Shop by Cafebond.com. This will allow customers to save on shipping costs and this gives them more reason to buy freshly roasted coffee beans online.
Following their well-received and popular flagship restaurant on Wallich Street, SBCD Korean Tofu House's 2nd outlet is now open at Millenia Walk.
SBCD’s signature 'Soontofu' (tofu stew) is made with a rigorous preparation process, where mature white soybeans that are specially imported from Paju, South Korea, are boiled, curdled and pressed for the perfect taste and texture.
Paju, South Korea is located within an hour’s drive northwest of the capital city, Seoul and is within close proximity of Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Due to the untouched and pristine nature of the DMZ and its proximities, fresh produce sourced from Paju remains one of the top choices in terms of quality for many local merchants.
Reebonz is a trusted online platform for buying and selling the widest range of luxury products. With an exciting lineup of coveted designer brands, personalised services, and buying and selling options, they make luxury accessible by giving you more from the world of luxury. Their seamless online & retail shopping experience ensures that you are assured of getting more when you buy and sell with them. You can now visit their latest retail boutique located at VivoCity.
Reebonz offers an extensive range of new and pre-owned luxury bags, accessories, watches, jewellery and shoes from coveted designer labels and a curation of the world's finest merchants sold via their various sales platforms.
A concept created and launched in March 2009 to fill the gap in the market for affordable and exclusive lifestyle, Reebonz.com has since seen substantial growth in the market.
The Reebonz team is now over 350-staff strong with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and USA.
NParks developed and curated the St John’s Island Trail to encourage public appreciation for its rich biodiversity and the history of St John’s Island and Sisters’ Islands Marine Park. The trail is part of NParks’ outreach initiatives on marine biodiversity under NParks’ Nature Conservation Masterplan, which consolidates Singapore’s biodiversity conservation efforts to help achieve Singapore’s City in a Garden vision.
The 2.8 km St John’s Island Trail comprises 15 stations marked with signboards that serve as both station markers and educational resources, highlighting the diversity of flora and fauna as well as the island’s colourful history.
St John’s Island is rich in local history. Since 1604, the island was marked on explorers’ maps. The island was planted extensively with crops in the mid-19th century, before it became a quarantine centre. In 1948, parts of the island were converted into a detention centre for political prisoners such as C. V. Devan Nair, who later became Singapore’s third President. From the 1970s onwards, the island has been mainly used for recreation and is popular with beach-goers and picnickers. Today, it serves as a base for marine research.
When you are on the island, try spotting Singapore’s tallest bird (1.15 m), the Great-billed Heron. It uses its dagger-like bill to spear large fish. This species is locally critically-endangered due to habitat loss.
Treat yourself to an award-winning Japanese Tendon meal at Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu, the 3 times Gold Medalist recipient of the "All Japan Donburi Award".
Akitmitsu originated from Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan with over 128 years of history.
Akimitsu's tempura and tendon bowls are made using premium ingredients imported from Japan, carefully prepared in accordance with their 128-year-old secret recipe and also under strict supervision of their chefs.
Wine Connection's new 200-seater bistro at VivoCity is the perfect choice for all day dining, after work drinks or weekend brunches! Their al-fresco dining area facing the Sentosa waterfront offers their patrons a wine & dine experience with a view to remember.
Indulge into a menu of classic European dishes, paired with their collection of over 200 labels of exclusive wines, available by the bottle or by the glass.
Browse their wine shop to select your pick to enjoy with your meal or to take-away, or simply taste before-hand from their monthly selection of 28 wines available on tasting from a self-service wine-dispensing system.
Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) is envisioned to be Singapore’s new national gardens in the heartlands, a people’s garden for leisure and recreation, and a model for sustainability in green development.
The 90-hectare gardens will comprise JLG West, JLG Central and JLG East. JLG West is currently undergoing development, and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. JLG Central and JLG East will be completed from 2020 onwards.
You can begin to enjoy JLG West from 2018! Look out for a meandering boardwalk that will bring people closer to nature, a nature-themed play area for kids, and a community lifestyle and water sports facility for activities such as kayaking and dragon boating.
JLG will be the first national gardens in the heartlands. It will complement two existing world-class national gardens – Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) and Gardens by the Bay (GB). SBG’s strength lies in its botanical emphasis, research and heritage value, whilst GB’s strength is in its themed gardens and sustainability efforts. JLG’s focus is to be a people’s garden accessible to all segments of the community.
JLG will be a unique leisure and recreation destination amongst the other major parks including East Coast Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Pasir Ris Park, and is strategically located to serve the western region of Singapore.
JLG is a vital green infrastructure that contributes to Jurong Lake District’s vision to be ‘a leading model for Singapore in developing a mixed-use urban district that is sustainable, smart and connected’. It will feature sustainable design systems and smart technologies that enable sustainable operation.
A treasury of discovery on a canvas of chocolate. Open your senses. Discover the dark.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant downtown at Millenia Walk, you can now taste and discover artisanal chocolates and desserts created by the newly opened The Dark Gallery.
As its name suggests, The Dark Gallery focuses on dark chocolate.
They think they may have the perfect ice cream cake in their Chocolate Rendezvous cake - their signature 80% dark chocolate ice cream on a bed of chocolate cake, topped with chocolate glaze, artisanal macarons, baked meringue and dark chocolate shavings.
Nature reserves are protected areas of rich biodiversity that are representative sites of key indigenous ecosystems. To safeguard the native flora and fauna in these areas, there are special restrictions on the activities that can be carried out.
As part of a holistic conservation approach, some nature parks have been established on the margins of the Nature Reserves to act as green buffers.
The National Parks Board (NParks) has unveiled plans for a new 67-hectare Rifle Range Nature Park, which will serve as the southern buffer park for Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and is expected to be completed in 2020
The 67-hectare Rifle Range Nature Park is located at the southern end of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. As a buffer park, Rifle Range Nature Park will help to reduce visitorship pressure on Bukit Timah Nature Reserve by providing interesting alternative venues for the public to enjoy nature-related activities.
Being next to the nature reserve, Rifle Range Nature Park provides complementary forest habitat for biodiversity from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Surveys indicate that native flora species growing in the nature reserve can be seen at the fringe of the nature park. Visitors may be able to chance upon native fauna species such as the Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) and Horsfield’s Flying Squirrel (Lomys horsfieldii). Native crabs, frogs, fishes and snakes can also be seen in the slow-flowing sandy streams.
Visitors will be able to experience the canopies of a regenerating secondary forest through a Sky Garden. It is an elevated walkway that provides a seamless experience from Beauty World to the Sin Seng Quarry.
The former Sin Seng Quarry will be sensitively enhanced to support the rich biodiversity in the area. The quarry was once one of the deepest quarries in Singapore (55 metres at its deepest point), but has since been backfilled. It will be transformed into a freshwater habitat with alook-out point for visitors to appreciate marsh birds.
Hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty will also be added to give visitors a chance to learn more about the history of quarrying in Singapore and the heritage highlights within the site.
Aerial rope bridges across Rifle Range Road will be provided to allow animals to move safely between Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Rifle Range Nature Park. The first such bridges in Singapore, they aim to restore the ecological connection between the two forest habitats.
Massimo Dutti represents universal design that crosses borders to connect with the men and women of today – independent, urban and cosmopolitan.
Their new concept store at VivoCity which spread over 518 sqm of retail space on a single floor, is a great fashion showcase of their collections for both men and women.
Massimo Dutti was founded in 1985 and was acquired by Inditex in 1991. It now has over 750 stores in more than 74 countries.
The brand was originally aimed at men's fashion. Starting in 1995, women's fashion was launched in all its dimensions: from the most urban lines to the more casual. With this, Massimo Dutti has consolidated at all levels as a group with national and international growth, which today has over 10,000 employees.
Exclusive, quality of materials and combination of textures and styles are the foundations of the world created by Massimo Dutti in all of its collections.
Collection after collection, Massimo Dutti aims to achieve a personal style and an adapted design to fashion governing standards lines in the international catwalks.
After an extensive two-month renovation period with a complete overhaul, Paulaner BrÃ¤uhaus; Singapore’s first and only authentic German microbrewery, is proud to re-open its three-storey bar and restaurant at Millenia Walk as Asia’s model flagship store with fresh new interiors and an updated food menu.
Keeping to the German “Geselligkeit” (sociability) concept, the updated menu of authentic Bavarian dishes is perfect with beer and for communal dining. Customers can look forward to revelling in the convivial atmosphere and the brand’s signature hospitality.
Paulaner BrÃ¤uhaus’ characteristic large polished bronze boiler; where the beer-making process begins, still takes centre-stage at the cosily-lit level one bar which boasts a seating capacity of 100 guests indoors and 150 guests outdoors, ideal for a casual gathering or after-work drinks.
On the second level, the 180-seater restaurant’s main feature; a towering sky-blue candy-striped Maibaum (Maypole) - a 16th century architectural antique, gives patrons the feeling of dining in a spacious breezy garden setting in the day, and under the stars at night.
The third level gallery floor overlooks the restaurant below and can be utilised jointly with the second level restaurant for larger scale events.
Paulaner Brauhaus’ kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Klaus Lukarsch who has over 25 years of experience in German cuisine.
On the menu; Paulaner Trio Fish, Leberkäs Pizza, Pork Schnitzel and more. Not missing out the Pork Knuckle. They present a whole bone-in pork knuckle which is first marinated in a Bavarian spice blend, brushed with Paulaner beer, and then over-roasted for 2.5 hours to render its characteristic crispy crackling and succulent flesh. Served in a roasting pan with a side of house-made sauerkraut and semmelknödel – a traditional bread dumpling, this makes a hearty meal-in-one.
Located off Venus Drive at the Upper Thomson area, the 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park is a green buffer for the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Visitors can explore new trails including the specially curated Hanguana Trail and the Drongo Trail. The Hanguana Trail is lined with rare native plants, some of which are named after Singapore. The Drongo Trail features a sub-canopy walk where visitors can catch a glimpse of the fauna that are found under the canopy level, in addition to examining the understorey of the regenerating secondary forest.
Discover other highlights of Windsor Nature Park such as a marsh habitat and several freshwater streams by hiking on the restored trails and new boardwalks. Visitors can also join workshops to learn about Singapore’s natural heritage and ongoing biodiversity conservation efforts at the visitor pavilion.
AV Intelligence has relocated to a different floor level within Millenia Walk. Visit them at their new showroom (unit #01-71) to enjoy the best audio systems, an immersive music experience and a wide range of Bang & Olufsen products.
AV Intelligence is all about entertainment systems. More than that, they are about the moment when you are so drawn into a listening or home-cinema experience that an uncontrollable smile forms on your face, all the noise in your life simply fades away, it’s just you and the music or the movie. When you have the right products, expertly set up, high-end AV can make you feel all of the above. Like the roar of a Ferrari when you push the accelerator to the floor, or the first sip of a great Bordeaux, or the moment when Mount Everest finally comes into view, framed by a perfect blue sky. High-end AV can be magnificent.
Built in the 1990s, the Pang Sua Pond in Bukit Panjang is a stormwater collection pond that collects rainwater runoff from the surrounding areas before the water is pumped to the Upper Seletar Reservoir for storage and treatment.
After a 30-month makeover project; the revitalised Pang Sua Pond under PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme was officially unveiled on Saturday 25th March 2017.
The new boardwalk around the Pang Sua Pond is set to become a community focal point, connecting residents to facilities in the vicinity. Visitors can take a stroll on the 480m-long timber boardwalk that is suspended 7m over the pond. There are two lookout decks that offer panoramic views of the waterfront and a multi-purpose stage for outdoor performances.
Pang Sua Pond is also home to Singapore’s second-largest man-made floating wetland system, after the Sengkang Floating Wetland in Punggol Reservoir.
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.
The 1st CHOPPED salad brand in Singapore, Tokyo Chopped Salad, is now at Millenia Walk. Their unique Japanese inspired dressings are specially crafted by award-winning Chef Teppei Yamashita.
Choose from an array of Japanese inspired proteins, toppings and sauces for your very own bowl of chopped salad. Or select from their signature combinations like Mentai Teriyaki Chicken, Corocoro Shrimp Tofu Salad, Premium Beef Tataki, Soft Shell Crab Oishii Salad and more.
Singapore's first 50m-tall bungy tower on Siloso Beach Sentosa will be opening soon. The new attraction is AJ Hackett Sentosa, a 2,500 sq m adventure playground with various features that meet different appetites for thrills.
AJ Hackett Sentosa will also be their first site globally to offer a full-time commercial vertical skywalk, which will allow visitors to walk vertically 44m down the centre shaft of the tower while supported by static ropes. This is similar to systems used by military and uniformed forces for training. The structure has other exciting components like the 47-meter high Double Bungy jump decks, Duo Giant Swings from a height of 40 meters and at a speed of over 100km/h or take in a panaoramic view of Siloso beach from their Skybridge which is 40 meters long and 50 metres above ground.
Situated within retail haven Millenia Walk, TripleFit is Singapore’s ultimate fitness performance + retail hub.
Spanning over 23,500 square feet, TripleFit is the one-stop destination for fitness aficionados in Singapore. It offers a wide array of fitness programmes ranging from High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength & Conditioning, Yoga, Circuit Training, Bootcamp, and much more. On top of that, TripleFit includes a retail zone which carries the latest in activewear sports fashion from global American sports label Under Armour, Swiss functional sportswear apparel Odlo, Danish sports brand Newline, Japanese athletic compression gear C3fit, and British stylish activewear brand Every Second Counts.
TripleFit also takes group exercise training to an entirely new level with its partnership with POLAR, the world's top manufacturer of training systems and advanced sports technology, to guide YOU in a way that has previously been impossible. This unique partnership with POLAR is the first of its kind in South-East Asia which sees fitness technology incorporated during one of their group classes.
Hidden within Yoi Sake Bar, Kurama Robatayaki provides an intimate setting to interact with their chefs. Not sure what to look out for when visiting? Keep an eye out for their gated entrance and Godzilla! Simply park yourself at the counter and take your pick from the many ingredients on display, and watch the chefs cook them to perfection over a charcoal grill. True to tradition, the food is then passed to diners using a long wooden paddle.
You might know about Teppanyaki as the Japanese restaurant style where your meal is cooked in front of you. Robatayaki (which translates as “fireside cooking”) is similar, the meal is cooked in front of you, but instead of a hotplate the food are grilled to perfection. Experience it with Kurama Robatayaki.
Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Visitors will see an astonishing variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate.
This 163-ha reserve includes Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill, which stands at 163 m and retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.
Home to around 40% of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature. Some of these flora and fauna species include the Shorea curtisii, Red Dhup (Parishia insignis), Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) and Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus).
Chestnut Nature Park is Singapore’s first nature park with separate mountain biking and hiking trails, measuring 1.6km and 2.1km respectively. If you are planning to bring the kids for their first taste of hiking, great news - the hiking trail is slightly undulating and pretty straight forward.
Spanning 56.8 hectares (half the size of Gardens by the Bay), Kranji Marshes is the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore. It is home to a combination of lush, marsh, woodland and grass habitats with more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies lies in the north-western part of Singapore.
There are two main areas – one that is open to public and the core conservation area which can only be accessed via guided walks. For the public walk, the start journey begins at Kranji Gate which is located at the end of Neo Tiew Lane 2 (beside D'Kranji Farm Resort).
The walk is a relatively straight-forward linear one, a 1km route which ends at 10-metre tall Raptor Tower which offers a panoramic view of the entire Kranji Marshes.
To complete an educational day out, be sure to head to the nearby Marsh Station where they can learn more about the birds and their respective bills and feet.
TOMS®, the company known for starting a global movement through its One for One® business model, has arrived in Singapore with the opening of its first TOMS store in Millenia Walk, a mall with an open atrium structure designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect, Philip Johnson.
The 1000 sq. ft. store will have an extensive range of shoes for women, men, and kids, as well as eyewear and bags. The store will also be a platform to launch limited edition collaborations with notable artists including Keith Haring and local artists too.
Since its establishment in 2006, TOMS® has given away 60 million pairs of shoes to those in need and become a brand favored by international fashion and style icons including celebrities Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Tom Felton, Bradley Cooper, and Zachary Quinto among many others.
Better known as the Hamptons, the Long Island towns of Southampton and East Hampton in New York are the playgrounds of America’s rich and famous. Palatial summer homes are the order of the day in a region where you’ll find some of the country’s most expensive zip codes. It's basically the opposite of everything you’d associate with Bedok. According to a new heritage trail, however, the humble corner of eastern Singapore bore an uncanny resemblance to the Hamptons in the early 20th century.
Launched by the National Heritage Board (NHB) as part of the ongoing Singapore HeritageFest, the Bedok Heritage Trail will transport you back in time to the era before the development of the East Coast area; a time when the colony’s wealthiest inhabitants resided in waterfront bungalows alongside fishing villages. With 10 markers spread along a 15km route, you’ll discover Bedok’s long history, from its kampung beginning to its key role in the East Coast Reclamation Scheme.
From pirates to beach parties, fishing villages to coconut plantations, the story of the eastern coast of Singapore shares many common threads with coastal settlements across the world. At the same time, the intertwined histories of Bedok, Siglap, Tanah Merah and the East Coast are unique in many ways.
From the ancient days when Orang Laut fleets looked upon the red cliffs of Tanah Merah as a navigational guide, through the era of colonisation, all the way to Singapore's independence and present day, the area’s transformative journey is told through the branching stories of Bedok and the East Coast in this Bedok Heritage Trail.
Local breakfast chain Kith Cafe has set up another outlet at Millenia Walk, bringing its popular brunch plates to the heart of town.
Like its other branches in Park Mall and Sentosa, this new casual-dining restaurant serves a wide variety of breakfast items, pastas and mains such as the smoked salmon sous-vide eggs, steak and fries and wagyu beef burger. Brunch is from 8am-5pm daily, lunch starts from 11am-5pm and dinner from 5-10pm, but available throughout the day are a selection of red, white and sparkling wines, craft beers and coffee.
Lines of Life aims to make the Rail Corridor highly-visible, accessible, connected and relatable to communities, not just from north to south of Singapore, but from west to east as well. It also envisions the Corridor as an inspiring and relaxing environment that adds to the high quality of life in Singapore, as well as a catalyst to strengthen community bonding vis-à-vis Singapore’s development.
An inspiring Rail Corridor strong in identity and culture that catalyses and inspires a healthier and more active lifestyle among all Singapore residents through a range of quality and differentiated activities.
An accessible Rail Corridor that is a highly visible, accessible, connected and welcoming public space for people living and working along its entire route.
A comfortable Rail Corridor that is safe for all activities and supports a healthier lifestyle.
A memorable Rail Corridor that recaptures the history and heritage of the Rail Corridor through adaptive reuse of former railway buildings and artefacts.
An eco-friendly Rail Corridor that is sensitively designed and functions as a green spine and encyclopaedia of nature in Singapore.
A growing Rail Corridor in which local stakeholders and the community inspire other Singaporeans to come together to take ownership of the Rail Corridor to ensure its long term sustainability.
The Kranji Marshes wetlands, at 56.8 hectares, the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore has officially opened, with guided tours starting at the end of the month.
Located next to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the marshland lies along the northwestern shore of Kranji Reservoir and is home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies. The marshland also serves as a natural filter for water entering Kranji Reservoir.
Kranji Marshes is separated into two areas - a public area and a restricted core area which is only accessible through tours.
Within the public area, visitors can climb a 10.65-metre tall Raptor Tower to get a panoramic view of the surrounding marshes. There are also blinds, which are open-air structures where visitors can observe the wildlife from.
The new extension's amenities include outdoor fitness equipment and public toilets.
According to the authority, there are about 37 species of birds at Zhenghua Nature Park. Besides birds such as the Olive-backed Sunbird, Flameback Woodpecker and Pink-necked Green Pigeon which are often spotted in parks and gardens, birds which are typically found in forests have also been sighted like the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and Long-tailed Parakeet. The nature park is also a stopover for migratory birds like the Arctic Warbler.
Sixteen species of birds have been seen at the extension since May this year when habitat enhancements first began, including the Blue-throated bee-eater and the Oriental Dollarbird, both of which are forest-edge species.
More than 30 species of plants were added to the park's extension including bird attracting species like Tembusu, Syzigium polyanthum, Ficus microcarpa, Leea indica, Rhodomrytus tomentosa and Ixora javanica.
With the extension, the total area of Zhenghua Nature Park is brought to 17.3 hectares.
A Few Good Men is a gentlemen’s barber shop - a modern shop built with respect for the community atmosphere of the traditional barbershop. They want it to be an intimate spot where people can hang out, get a haircut, discover new and interesting products that may add to their grooming routine or their daily lives.
Coney Island serves as a weekend getaway for all nature lovers, promoting an exhilarating experience for learning and fun.
Coney Island, formerly known as Pulau Serangoon, is a 50-hectare island situated off the north-east region of Singapore, currently covered with lush vegetation with vast biodiversity. It remained uninhabited because it was an important locations for migratory birds, including even endangered species.
Urban Ski is the first and only indoor rotating ski slope in Singapore. Skiers and Snowboarders of any level can come learn, improve and perfect their technique on our sophisticated indoor revolving slope, without having to wait till ski season and travel to far-off lands.
They understand the pain and time required to learn how to effectively ski/snowboard but it is all worth it when you get to the top of the mountain and ski/snowboard across the different terrain. Feel more confident on the piste after a couple of basic lessons at Urban Ski. They can help escalate your progress so that you and your loved ones will get the most out of your ski vacation instead of being stuck at the bunny slopes.
At Urban Ski, they are not just committed to your learning progress. They ensure that the Urban Ski experience is fun, rewarding and safe.
Known for its artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers you an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections and complementary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
From the Bouroullec brothers to Didier Gomez and from Inga Sempe to Jean Nouvel, the greatest designers innovate alongside the brand and are constantly driven forward by the avant-garde vision of Michel Roset, Ligne Roset artistic director and talent scout.
Diageo Global Travel together with DFS Group have launched the Johnnie Walker House retail showcase within DFS Group’s new wines and spirits flagship store in the central atrium of the departures concourse at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3.
The establishment of Johnnie Walker House Singapore marks the seventh addition to the expanding international network of whisky embassies. This follows the success of existing flagships in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Chengdu, as well as travel retail theatres in the airports of Taipei and Mumbai. The milestone also celebrates the first Johnnie Walker House in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The design of Johnnie Walker House Singapore is inspired by the combination of two elements. The first draws from the rich, progressive travel heritage of epic ocean voyages that took Johnnie Walker from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world, making it the world’s first global brand. The second is the evergreen custom in luxury retail of using trunk shows to provide tailored, exclusive experiences to valued clients.
When travellers step into Johnnie Walker House Singapore, they are transported into a retail theatre of a larger-than-life luxury steamer trunk. Designed and built by award-winning Singapore-based design agency Asylum, the highly tactile environment of leather, copper, marble, bronze, wood and steel finishing, brings to life the history, provenance and pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker.
To commemorate the inauguration of the Johnnie Walker House Singapore, a limited edition of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be exclusively available at Singapore Changi Airport. The ivory-coloured ceramic bottle puduced by Wade features the landscape of Scotland and the skyline of Singapore in the brand’s hallmark Willow design. The collectible was illustrated by Dawn Ng and pictorially depicts the historic journey of Johnnie Walker from Scotland to Singapore – from the time John Walker & Sons was established in 1820, in Kilmarnock, to 1885, when the Johnnie Walker whiskies had made their way to Singapore as one of the world’s first modern luxury icons.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Ben & Jerry’s has opened its first Flagship Scoop Shop in Southeast Asia at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk.
Ben & Jerry’s Flagship Scoop Shop serves an exciting menu of 18 chunky, swirly and euphoric ice cream flavours, alongside new shakes, sundaes, ice cream cakes and a wider range of merchandise.
Staying true to providing you the best possible ice cream made in the nicest possible way, Ben & Jerry’s is taking values-led sourcing local. Bakery items like brownies and cookies and herbs like mint are supplied by SCORE Bakery which works to rehabilitate inmates through skills training, and social enterprise Edible Garden City, who are a group of urban farmers championing the Grow Your Own Food movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore.
Trace is a new multi-sensory club, bringing something unique to the clubbing scene in Singapore.
Its name is conceptualized to anchor a guiding path for a new community of club-goers and party people. As a physical translation of this "path", Trace placed emphasis on its lasers, light shows and premier sound system to establish itself as a premium VIP bottle service club with the full dance experience.
Within its compact lounge seating layout, you will enter in a experiential black box of surprises; multi-dimensional architectural light shows, pulsating 3D projection mappings, programmed LED outlining lights, in-built smoke machines and top-of-the-game surround sound speakers.
Trace's interior decor and lighting effects are designed by Director Bu Shukun, who runs Architology Interiors Pte Ltd.
The club is 2800 sq ft with 7 VIP booths that line the perimeter of the space. A centre island of 6 sofa tables is set amidst a circulatory loop of mingling space for you to party around.
A prominent DJ console is anchored with a full 3D projection mapped wall. Within the symmetrically-laid out club, the 3 dance catwalk platforms provide full visual connectivity around the space. Premium alcohol bottles line the bar display, promptly served with dazzling light shows to various VIP tables.