Food at Grub is responsible, inspired and delicious. Opened by the guys from Cookyn Inc, the place brings the same message of awesome food to be shared with friends in a warm, fun and welcoming environment. Everything that appears on your plate has been carefully thought through and weighed out to give the best balance between quality and affordability.
The place will serve simple hearty fare like chilli con carne, grilled steak and fries and a crispy fish burger. On weekends, you will get to enjoy their brunch including dishes such as French toast with garlic pork sausage and baked macaroni with bacon. Their drinks will include Liberty Coffee and Dammann Tea as well as a selection of craft beers; lPalm amber ale and Bavik pilsner.
The Singapore Table Tennis Association just launched another zone training centre at Blk 810 Hougang Central. For the official opening, there was an exhibition match between London 2012 Olympics Women’s Singles Bronze medallist, Feng Tianwei and YOG Silver medallist, Isabelle Li.
The STTA is sparing no effort in producing champions of tomorrow. They have current zone training centres at Bishan, Tampines, Clementi, Yishun Toa Payoh, Jurong West and now Hougang, they will be able to groom many more local talents like Isabelle Li to bring more glory for Singapore.
Their zone training centres are instrumental in strengthening the process of discovering and nurturing young and potential talents in a structured and sustainable manner. The centre at Hougang can accommodate up to 40 youth paddlers.
Traveling from Sin Ming to Gardens by the Bay would apparently save 25 min of travelling time from the current 65 min for the journey.
It is one of four more rail systems to be built by 2020. The other three rail systems are the Circle Line, the Downtown Line, and the Eastern Region Line. Together, the four will extend the rail network from the current 138 km of track to 278 km by 2020. When completed, it will improve movement in the city centre, with a train station within every 400m on average, roughly equating a five minute walk. Its network density will rise from 31 km per million residents today to 51 km per million. This will surpass what Hong Kong and Tokyo have today and is comparable to current densities in places like New York and London.
A new facility for the Malay Language Centre of Singapore (MLCS) in Bishan Street will be open in 2013. The new facility will allow MLCS to produce more attractive programs. So far it had carried out 33 training programmes last year which saw the participation of 3,000 teachers and 250 students.
Its mission is to facilitate the teaching and learning of the Malay Language in the context of a more challenging and dynamic language environment, where more students are coming from households where English is the dominant home language. Located in the MOE Language Centre in Bishan, the Centre conducts training courses, workshops, seminars and professional sharing sessions for ML teachers. You can look forward to boosting your skills and knowledge in a variety of areas such as Malay grammar, Malay culture, teaching strategies, assessment techniques, and application of ICT.
MLCS provides mentoring programmes for potential ML Master Teachers and Senior Teachers to develop their capacity in guiding other teachers. MLCS also guides teachers in conducting action research and partner teachers to develop teaching resources such as ICT-based lessons or school-based curriculum that cater to the needs of students.
To enrich the knowledge of ML teachers, MLCS has lined up two signature annual events: the Malay Language Seminar and the Arif Budiman Lecture series. The Malay Language Seminar will be a useful platform to bring together experts in the field of Malay Language education from Singapore and beyond. The Arif Budiman Lecture Series offers a range of topics pertinent to Malay Language Education.
CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. MEA jointly unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central recently, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living. Located on a 11,997-squaremetre (129,137 square feet) site in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore’s choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments across two 38-storey towers.
Moshe Safdie has introduced a strong and distinctive stepping form for the condominium, moving past the traditional approach of deploying individual towers to create a three-dimensional matrix of homes, private terraces and public gardens. His design provides for lush vertical greenery, optimal orientation relative to the sun, naturally ventilated units, and generous views.
Instead of independent towers, the condominium’s two towers are linked by three bridging “sky gardens”. This offers opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces, while giving rise to an overall mass that is porous and open. This non-traditional approach allows air to breeze through and sunlight to penetrate, while maximising views for families and for the community spaces. Residents on the towers’ upper floors will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the lush greenery of Bishan Park. At ground level, 70% of the site area will be developed into a series of lush gardens, outdoor event rooms, swimming pools, and walking paths for residents to enjoy their leisure hours.
Mr Safdie added: “While providing an unprecedented quality of life, mitigating a sense of density and concentration and maximising contact with nature, the complex also results in a village-like clustering of residential units, echoing hillside developments and the integration of architecture and plant life into a singular experience. Carefully-considered design features have greatly expanded family and community space amenities, in part by providing generous community gardens and outdoor spaces on the ground and in the air as well as individual penthouse-like roof terraces and gardens for more than one-third of the individual residences.”
CapitaLand Residential Singapore acquired the site at Bishan Central for S$550.1 million through a government land sales tender in February 2011. CapitaLand Residential Singapore holds a 75% equity stake in the project while MEA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (“MEC”), holds the remaining 25% equity stake. CapitaLand will be the lead development manager for the project, responsible for the full spectrum of sales and marketing, product design and development, and project management.
Design and development works are in progress and the condominium is targeted to be launched for sale in the first half of 2012. Temporary Occupation Permit for the condominium is expected to be obtained in 2015.
Unit Types and Facilities: Buyers will have a choice of apartment types, namely one-bedroom-plus-study, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-study, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units. The units range from approximately 680 square feet to 3,000 square feet in size. Residents will enjoy a full suite of recreational facilities, including a 50-metre lap pool, leisure pools, children’s pool, play areas, a tennis court, barbeque pits, function rooms, karaoke rooms and a gymnasium.
Accessibility: The condominium is located is a five-minute walk to the Bishan transportation hub comprising the Bishan bus interchange and Bishan MRT interchange station (North- South Line and Circle Line). It is close to retail, entertainment and recreational facilities such as Junction 8 shopping mall and Bishan Park, as well as reputable local and international schools like "Raffles Institution" (www.ri.edu.sg), Catholic High School, the Australian International School and Stamford American International School.
Poets Villas is an evergreen Sanctuary nestled elegantly within a tranquil landed housing enclave. Let botanical aura welcome you home as you enter your expansive estate, surround by a lush array of greenery, flowers and trees. Step into a tropical haven where you earn unhurriedly luxuriate in the lyrical moments of life.
Poets Villas is the quintessential answer to an ideal home featuring accessibility and serenity. The Upper Thomson neighborhood presents a slew of amenities like Thomson plaza, Junction 8, AMK Hub, Singapore Island Country Club and Bishan Library. Renowned schools like Anderson Junior College and James Cook University are also a mere stone’s throw away. Soak in nature’s wonder at the Peirce Reservoir within walking distance. Explore the other astonishing trails at Macritchie reservoir park and Treetop Walk, Seletar Reservoir Park and Bishan Park.
The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (Syogoc) have declared Bishan Stadium ready, after the successful staging of track and field's Asian Area Qualification Championship over the weekend.
The inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be held here from Aug 14 to 26, and Syogoc will continue to make improvements at the stadium up to the last minute, to ensure the facility is in perfect shape to host the track and field competition, the highlight of any multi-sport Games.
Bishan Stadium has had it's track and field resurfaced and lights upgraded to meet broadcast requirements for events held in the evening. In addition, the scoreboard (opposite the grandstand) will be moved to the left side of the track. The fence facing the grandstand will be removed an will be replaced with temporary seating for 1,000 people bringing the total capacity up to 5,100 for the Games.