The newly-opened Gallery 1819 at Tan Boon Liat Building is a Fine Art gallery that features Southeast Asian artworks from artists across the international region.
Ranging from Chinese Ink to Gouache paintings, Gallery 1819 Singapore offers a versatile acquisition of collectible works within your reach. Its current portfolio houses some of the most esteemed artists in Singapore’s art scene such as Thomas Yeo, a prominent Singapore second-generation artist, and Aaron Gan, an established local artist. The gallery reaches a wider pool of audience through both physical and virtual spaces, as well as capturing comprehensive needs of each individual with the help of their art consultants.
Expat Dental is pleased to announce the opening of its second clinic at Raffles Place on 18 March 2020. The new, state of the art clinic will be located at street level at 20 Malacca Street, #01-00 The Malacca Centre, Singapore 048979 right in Raffles Place.
The clinic will be open early mornings and evenings to accommodate all the CBD patients. Founder and Director Dr Shaun Thompson commented that he is keen to be able to offer patients more flexibility and convenience with a CBD location and to continue to expand the Expat Dental family.
Expat Dental offers premium dental care for you and your family in Singapore. The practice focuses on holistic dental care for the entire family. Their goal is to create the highest sense of dental excellence and patient comfort.
The Gym, Asia's first 24-hour co-working concept space dedicated to e-sports has opened its doors in Jalan Besar.
There was a lack of professional spaces for the e-sports community to grow, and they wanted to change that. With The Gym, they aim to redefine and empower the e-sports ecosystem and community in Asia.
â€‹Set up by regional events management firm NEO.TM, The Gym will not only function as a centre of excellence for promising e-sports teams, but also foster collaboration between local and international teams, enabling them to share resources and level up their game together.
The Gym has entered a partnership with United States-based e-sports broadcasting pioneer, De Tune. The firm has worked with the likes of Riot Games, and organised global Fortnite and PUBG global championships. De Tune will consult closely with The Gym to bring e-sports events and competitions in Asia to life.
Located in the heart of Singapore, The Gym is Asia’s first 24-hour e-sports co-workspace that welcomes individuals, businesses and brands from the e-sports community to drive their visions forward.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has made official announcement that expansion and renovation works at Terminal 2 (T2) will commence after the Chinese New Year holidays, beginning with check-in rows 9 to 12 in the Departure Hall. This marks the beginning of a multi-year expansion project which will increase T2’s handling capacity, as well as to replace facilities and amenities which are nearing the end of their shelf lives.
The expansion project will add 15,500 square metres to the terminal building and increase Changi Airport’s capacity by five million passengers per annum (mppa). This brings Changi’s total capacity to 90 mppa when the works are completed around 2024.
Last refurbished in 2006, the refreshed T2 will sport even more greenery and natural elements at every turn, in keeping with Changi’s signature garden theme in its terminals. There will also be space added in the Departure and Arrival Halls, giving more room to airport operations such as check-in and immigration clearance. Additional retail and F&B outlets will be introduced in both the public and transit areas, providing passengers and visitors with wider and refreshed options. At the same time, passenger touchpoints will be enhanced for a smoother and more seamless experience.
The refurbished T2 Departure Hall will feature a spacious common-use central Fast And Seamless Travel (FAST) zone, with more automated check-in kiosks and bag drop machines. With this, more passengers will be able to use these self-service options to check-in early. Concurrently, the existing rows of check-in counters in the Departure Hall will be transformed to better serve passengers. All in all, the passenger handling capacity in the hall will be increased by as much as 20%.
To facilitate the expansion works, some airlines operating in T2 will be shifted to alternative check-in rows within the terminal during the course of works. The two flight information display flip boards will be retired, with the one between Check-in Rows 9 and 10 to be decommissioned next month.
A duplex F&B concept will be introduced at the north end of T2’s landside leading to Jewel Changi Airport, to provide visitors with a fresh dining experience, while transforming this gateway to Jewel.
In the Departure Transit Hall, the Orchid Garden, which has provided calm reprieve to many passengers with its elegant orchids since 1997, will be closed to make way for a new garden. This new garden will showcase a revolutionary landscape design, incorporating a plethora of new plant species for the enjoyment of passengers when it re-opens.
To cater for more retail and F&B offerings for passengers, the commercial spaces within the Departure Transit Hall will be increased. In particular, the food street areas along the length of the Departure Transit Hall and overlooking the tarmac will undergo refurbishment. Designed to provide passengers with a garden dining experience, this area will incorporate dramatic green walls, hanging plants and soft lighting. More F&B kiosks options will be brought in, along with additional seating and a newly curated tenant mix for an enhanced dining experience.
In addition, all passengers, whether transferring, transiting or departing, can also look forward to refreshed waiting areas with more comfortable seating, relaxation zones and a new play area for children. New experiential zones will be introduced at various locations within the Departure Transit Hall to keep passengers entertained during their time at Changi.
To cater to higher passenger traffic passing through T2, the Departure and Arrival Immigration Halls will be expanded. Specifically, the Immigration Halls will be reconfigured to support additional automated immigration lanes. The Immigration Halls will similarly incorporate lush greenery, extending a warm welcome to our passengers.
To handle a higher volume of bags at T2, two existing baggage belts will be lengthened and another two new belts will be added, bringing the total number of baggage belts to 10. The Early Baggage Storage system will also be upgraded from semi-automated to fully-automated, allowing some 2,300 bags to be stored at any time.
In the Arrival Hall, a garden-like lounge will be created, where meeters and greeters can wait comfortably for their friends and families to arrive.
For the dining outlets in the public area of the airport, McDonald’s in the Arrival Hall will close on 31 January 2020, while Starbucks in the Departure Hall will cease operations in April 2020. The remaining F&B outlets in T2’s public areas will remain open for passengers and visitors until the later phases of the expansion works. With the refurbishment, a new cluster of F&B kiosks will offer additional quick bites options at the south end of the Arrival Hall.
Previously at Liang Court, Taoz Ceramics has relocated to Orchard Gateway.
Ceramics, coming from an ancient era, is such an attractive and mysterious artwork. Making them seems like a difficult project, but now, everyone can have the opportunity to touch this traditional style of art and have his or her own masterpiece.
Taoz Ceramics Studio offers local people and communities a chance to make art by providing them with the best tools. They hold classes and have a studio for guests to make your own crafts.
Taoz Ceramics Studio understands the importance of access to traditional art for people who really want to learn it. They need space to dream, to create, to inspire and to be inspired. That is why we provide our guests with not only space, but also the appropriate training and tools for them to succeed.
All artistic expressions are allowed in their magical Ceramics Studio where people come and create their arts. Whether you want to spend the day or to discover your talent, you can go and enjoy yourself where the world is your oyster.
People of all ages and levels are welcome, so please stop by.
As a brand, Common Man has grown its offerings over the years, from delivering quality café experiences to cementing its place as a coffee industry leader and championing sustainability in all areas of the business.
The academy now boasts its own full-fledged 1,100 sqft space, with floor-to-ceiling glass panels along the side, allowing ample natural light to stream in. The academy space which was formerly a printing shop, has maintained elements of its industrial aesthetic that characterises the heritage block surrounding it. CMCR's signature selection of Loveramics ceramic-ware line the wooden and brass shelves up front, alongside a comfortable seating area for guests to relax, while classes take place in the training toom at the back. The academy will serve both wholesale accounts and public consumers alike, offering both groups CMCR's industry-leading barista training.
From aspiring baristas to seasonsed professionals looking to fine tune their craft, CMCR Barista Academy offers a variety of courses. The curriculum taught at CMCR Barista Academy was developed alongside the Australian Barista Academy, and fosters real-world, quantifiable understanding on a full range of barista skills and knowledge, teaching students how to implement their new understanding in a café environment. Knowledge of proper dosing, reading and interpreting colour changes in extraction, milk splitting, pouring techniques and machine maintenance are just some of the skills that students can expect to take away from the courses. Find out more here.
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.
Nikon Experience Hub is a Nikon Brand Concept Store, dedicated to provide the complete customer experience for all level of photographers and creators.
Both professionals and beginners camera enthusiasts alike can get their hands on various Nikon cameras, including their latest Z series mirrorless system, NIKKOR lenses and other Nikon camera accessories.
Nikon Experience Hub is a one-stop experience for photo enthusiasts – try out the latest Nikon products, drop off your equipment for servicing, and learn tips from working professionals at Nikon School.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
One of the many exciting tenants of the new Funan; Bernina makes beautiful sewing machines, inside and out, plus accessories for sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a serious quilter or new to the world of sewing and crafting, Bernina has a machine just for you.
Bernina is a fourth-generation family-owned company, and Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they create.
Their products are known for quality, innovation and design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, Bernina emphasizes ergonomic design that allows you to focus on your project - and not the machine.
Founded by designer and artist pair Max Shen and Chloe Ong; ROKU Atelier is an independent art & design studio which is open to the public for workshops and classes. They also host art, architecture and design exhibitions.
One of the founders' first collaborative projects in 2017 won the 1st prize at the Shelter International Architectural Design Competition in Tokyo, Japan. The final jury was held at the Tokyo International Forum and the judging panel was chaired by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow.
They believe in providing quality workshops by giving our customers all the expertise and advice they need on materials and techniques, regardless of skill level. They have also designed the best possible environment for art-making, to make sure everyone who comes by feels comfortable and at home in the space. Find out more about their classes and workshops here.
This co-working space, supported by Enterprise Singapore, will provide an interactive environment for both local and international, cross-disciplinary designers to congregate, exchange ideas and connect with potential partners and talents. It intends to bring together industry players who are relevant to the fashion and design ecosystem such as value chain suppliers like fibre producers and textile manufacturers, beauty & lifestyle service providers such as photographers and make-up artists.
Housed at the top two levels of the newly-opened Design Orchard, The Cocoon Space is designed to provide the community with networking and interaction opportunities, whilst also offering quiet corners and workstations to foster creativity and innovation. The open work area on level two, which includes, adaptable desk spaces at the Gallery, the Co-Lab, the Incubation Room and theatre space - The Cave is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of business needs by providing web-meeting and other high-tech facilities.
TCS also caters to special fashion-centric requirements with The Makers Studio which is well equipped with industrial grade sewing machines and by providing a dedicated space which allows designers to exhibit their work. Adjacent to The Makers Studio is a Resource Wall that will feature different types of fabric and materials and a 3D Printer. On the top level, TENCELTM Studio (the event hall) is set against a lush, green outdoor amphitheatre overlooking Orchard Road – a perfect space for designers to launch their collections, or for companies who intend to run workshops or fashion shows.
“The Cocoon Space has been designed with much support from TaFF’s partners; this includes colleagues from Singapore Furniture Industries Council who have provided advisory on suitable furniture and SGTech on tech infrastructure. TCS is indeed a project of shared effort and collaborations”, says Mr Wilson Teo, Vice-President, Executive Committee, TaFF.
In addition, TaFF is working with international partners such as The Mills Fabrica of Hong Kong to provide members of TCS with the use of their state-of-the-art prototyping lab and tech style-focused (intersection of technology and style) workspace in Hong Kong. Such efforts will help TCS’s community to venture into international markets and to provide tangible benefits for those who have plans to take flight beyond the domestic market.
TaFF is also launching a programme called The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), supported by Enterprise Singapore, which will run at TCS.
TBFI is a 30-week long programme that equips and enables aspiring firms who are keen to launch and/or scale their business in the fashion industry. Applicants may include firms with fashion or accessories collections, fashion technology and textile-related products or solutions. Applicants for the program will be curated by a panel of distinguished business veterans from both the fashion & textile and technology industry. Successful applicants will undergo mentorship in product portfolio development, business model structuring, pitching, and relevant exposure totechnological innovations and sustainability.
ARTitude Galeria on Pagoda Street is a platform dedicated to bringing Colombian Artists to the heart of Asia. ARTitude encourages their Artists to challenge and develop their techniques by inspiring them to evolve and deepen their work. ARTitude’s Colombian network of leading galleries, art schools and curators are a well of resources, with social media and on-ground personnel who give ARTitude insight into the most exciting and promising of the Colombian art world, as well as tapping into Medellín’s established and emerging Artists.
ARTitude engages and nurtures Artists by supporting and enabling their vision and developing creative concepts together. ARTitude is delighted to support Colombian Artists who are already established in Colombia and have gained international prestige, as well as young aspiring Artists, who display a great deal of potential.
ARTitude is delighted to be affiliated with Club Rainbow, with 10% of all their sales donated to Club Rainbow, a non-profit Singaporean charity organisation with a mission to support and empower children with chronic illnesses.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
That’s why they are more than a record store, cafe or a bar. They are a space for gigs, workshops, screenings and talks, too — they strive to connect the music community, bringing them together and providing them with the resources, knowledge and opportunities to create, curate and perform.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
Craft By 3 is a homegrown interior design-and-build studio built around the notion that form follows function, using quality products that outlive trends. Its creative direction is led by founder and Creative Director Idris Akbar with a refined aesthetic dedicated to creating beautiful spaces. Its two-storey showroom is filled with ideas where you can begin on your voyage to create one’s ideal and unique space.
Their 1,700 sq ft two-level design studio and showroom located at the Proxima @ Gambas in Sembawang pairs understated furniture with muted textures and tones on walls and flooring. It is designed in a way to make one feel at ease, calming the mind and senses as one steps through to the living room, weaving past the ground floor of the showroom that contains a studio, the kitchen proper and elements of the bedroom. The highlight of the space is the Korean Concept Pole System Wardrobe, inspired by the very idea of a walk-in wardrobe.
Craft by 3 carries various surfacing and flooring materials from partners such as Quartz and KompacPlus.
In addition to custom-tailored design, Craft by 3 also offers essential home decor packages which include all the work needed for a new home – carpentry, cement work, plumbing and wiring – and can be requested upon inquiry.
Is it possible to watch the car mechanics fix your vehicle without being in the same room? With TyrePlus's newly-opened Singapore flagship store, it is now possible! Thanks to their cinema windows, you can watch their passionate mechanics at work while doing your own thing!
TyrePlus is one of the world's largest automotive care specialists with more than 2,000 stores in 17 countries.
TyrePlus Singapore provides full top-quality car servicing under one roof. Their goal is to ensure that your vehicle is running as efficiently as possible. At TyrePlus, they understand the importance of keeping your car in tip-top shape for safer driving and an overall pleasant motoring experience. They take pride in answering any and all of your questions & concerns and with their team of car servicing experts on hand, you can be sure you’re getting the best information out there.
They offer competitive pricing on all of their products and services with no impact on quality. You will never have to worry about car maintenance again, or about which car service centre to choose. Put simply, they provide the best facilities and staff for all your vehicle repairs and services.
From Sunday, 14 January 2018, three new roads in Bidadari estate will be partially opened to serve the upcoming developments in the estate. The new roads are Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent & Woodleigh Link
With the opening of the new roads, three new signalised junctions will also be commissioned in the area to regulate vehicular and pedestrian movement.
Among the three new roads, Bidadari Park Drive road is a major road that will serve as the main transportation spine of Bidadari. It will eventually traverse the full length of the new estate, from Bartley Road to Upper Serangoon Road, serving residents throughout the estate.
Running alongside Bidadari Park Drive is Bidadari Greenway, which extends from the northern to the southern end of the estate. Featuring lush greenery, the 1.6km-long Bidadari Greenway will form a “green spine” connecting the housing developments to the Bidadari Park. It will be lined with rest spots, commercial and social communal facilities, creating opportunities for more community interaction. Pedestrian and cycling paths running through the greenway will also enable residents to walk and cycle seamlessly in the estate.
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.
Tianzi Singapore is the first producer of modern pralines in Asia, based on an open concept workshop where only chocolate made in Singapore is used.
Genuinely elaborated by cocoa and chocolate experts, modern pralines are the next generation of chocolate treats that haven’t evolved for decades. Indeed, the modern praline is a freshly hand-made chocolate bonbon, with a lighter texture combined to daring flavor associations. This is a delicate treat to consume anywhere and for every celebration. It is crafted to match the local population growing demand for quality chocolate products and to delight everyone with a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.
They know their chocolate but they also believe that growing Singaporean creative talents in chocolate will bring a particular dimension to modern pralines, giving a Singapore touch. Therefore this is Cedric Puah, their Singaporean chef that you’ll meet in their open-concept workshop.
Since 1951 Freywile has been the leading global company in artistic precious enamel jewellery.
With its intricate depiction of famous artworks and original designs by its highly skilled in-house artists, the company takes enamelling to perfection. The combination of precious enamel with 24ct gold represent a unique concept.
Regular gentle treatments can better upkeep and improve your skin and body health. It is important to stay in good shape because it reflects your personal grooming and self-confidence.
Understanding the importance, Skin Shape Club is founded as a boutique club to allow you to learn more about overall wellness and conveniently receive clinically-proven skin and slimming treatments that help keep you in good shape. Treatments are designed by doctors and skincare experts from Singapore and overseas where they can be done daily or weekly.
Treatment duration falls between 30mins to 1hr, highly suitable for people who has limited time yet wish to be well-groomed. Their aestheticians are professionally-trained and regularly being tested to ensure they provide optimal care during treatment procedures.Besides enjoying healthy snacks in their Club lounge, you can browse Skin Shape Club’s collections of wellness and skincare books and magazines to learn more about health and beauty. Complimentary Wi-Fi for all members and get invitations to workshops and talks Skin Shape Club organize throughout the year.
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.
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.
A new 8km-long Jubilee Walk has been launched. It covers historic locations in the civic district and the Marina Bay are and a new pedestrian bridge that stretches from the Merlion Park to Marina Promenade, in front of the Esplanade Theatres.
The existing Esplanade Bridge was too narrow for pedestrians. Now with the Jubilee Bridge, you can stroll comfortably across the Singapore River.
The Jubilee Walk is identified by trail and monument markers and three new public art works to commemorate SG50.
ArtBlue Studio has opened a new space in the heart of the vibrant Tiong Bahru neighbourhood.
Founded and headed by Phuong Nguyen, a Vietnamese national, residing in Singapore, they strive to provide a bespoke, personalized service which is unparalleled.
Their personal connections with many of Vietnamese’s most established and up-and-coming artists, combined with their personal approach, ensure that they can to offer you the best possible access to some of the most exciting artworks coming out of Vietnam.
Their philosophy is to work closely with museums, galleries and private clients to ensure satisfaction. This is achieved through one-on-one consultations, private viewings and regular invitation-only viewings events.
Stepping Out Studios believes that dance should be fun and accessible to everybody. Their 100% exam pass rate speaks for itself, but it is not what drives them, it is simply a consequence of having highly qualified and experienced instructors, properly fitted and stunning studios with motivated students.
They have classes for all ages, starting from just 2 years old ranging from Melody Bear, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
Their Studios are the ideal place to set up a variety of dance sessions, workshops and events for the enjoyment and participation of all.
Geek Cafe started with love of coffee and technology together with their design touches, they are more than a computer store they are coffee geeks, tech geeks and design geeks!
They roast their own beans at their Headquarters located at crane road, roasting with perfection and love by themselves ensuring quality, allowing it to sit for a minimum of three weeks before going into the blender.
They communicate with you like their social engineering coffee/tea time mate. They will share, discuss and teach you but they also want to learn a trick or 2 from you.
Learn Leather crafting, Barista, Tech Repair, Bottle Gardening, Design and More with their workshops conducted at Geek Cafe HQ.
In the lead up to Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the National Museum will be undergoing another timely revamp so as to better share the Singapore Story and to celebrate the multiple voices in the nation’s historical narrative and the many facets of the multicultural “everyday heritage”.
The refreshed National Museum aims to be a museum for the people – a civic space where guests will enjoy visiting, allowing for reflection on what Singapore has achieved in the past and inspiring confidence in the future. It therefore aims to connect well with you through greater interactive and participatory experiences as well as enhanced coherence and integration of its narratives and displays.
The revamp will present a more comprehensive overview of Singapore’s history and development as a country in its galleries and spaces, which includes developing the nation’s post-1965 chapters that many Singaporeans can personally relate to. The galleries will be expected to re-open in the second half of 2015.
The existing office space on Level 3 of National Museum will be converted into a new Wing, called PLAY@NMS, which stands for “National Museum Singapore”. It will be a multi-sensory environment dedicated to children, with interactive exhibitions that encourage learning through play. Programmes thoughtfully curated based on the collections in the National Museum’s permanent galleries will be made available, to stimulate the young visitors’ natural curiosity and creativity. PLAY@NMS will be a multi-purpose space for interactive exhibitions, workshops as well as educationalplay.
A three-in-one concept by The General Company (the same folks behind Tyrwhitt General Company) and Architology, this three-story space houses a yakitori joint on the first floor, a bespoke cocktail bar helmed by ex-Ah Sam bartender Eugene Chua and a craft workshop on the third.
The Refinery Workspace brings together a talented pool of individuals each with a unique set of skills to a common space, where you can all learn, grow and tap onto one another's strengths to improve.