With its unique mix of 10 bungalow homes, Michael's Residences is a new luxurious development set in the heart of nature amongst the greenery that extends from the nearby Dairy Farm Nature Park. Mere minutes from town, this is the perfect sanctuary from which comfort and convenience are never too far away.
The property is designed by Diego Molina. Diego has made a name for himself in Singapore's architectural conservation landscape, with a number of award-winning projects over the years. His minimalist style and dedication to form often result in a design that is both functional as well as an aesthetic delight.
Teo Boon Kiat is responsible for the interior design. With numerous residential showrooms, offices and F&B restaurants under his belt, Boon Kiat has a knack for setting the appropriate mood for each interior project that he takes on. His extreme attention to detail is evident in his choice of colours and textures.
Kai Kai was transfered to the Ya-an base of China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda after a massive earthquake hit Wolong on 12 May 2008.
Located at the Yangtze River zone at River Safari, the wonderous Giant Panda Forest is a 1,500m2, state-of-the-art biodome designed and landscaped to simulate the giant pandas' natural habitat in the rugged highlands of China.
Covering an area about the size of an Olympic swimming pool, this spectacular exhibit is climate-controlled to a cool and comfortable 18° to 22°C. The largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Giant Panda Forest features a roof constructed with double pane glass alternated with insulated metal, which allows in plenty of sunlight into the exhibit, illuminating the lush homes of their two beautiful giant pandas as well as the golden pheasants and red pandas.
The new Marine Life Park, is the world's largest oceanarium. It houses over 100,000 fish in over 55 million litres of water which includes the aquarium, dolphin experience and Reef Swim.
The Marine Life Park is all about family fun, interactive multi-sensory experiences and, most importantly, ocean conservation. They envision Marine Life Park as a showcase for ocean science education, research and stewardship.
Situated on Sentosa Island, you have the opportunity to understand and appreciate the unique marine life in oceans. The Marine Life Park will play an important role in educating you on the diversity and beauty of marine life.
They have a structured education and research programme for the propagation and conservation of marine life animals. Marine Life Park works with both local and overseas academic institutions and other marine animal facilities to collaborate on a variety of research and educational programs.
The Marine Life Park offers a myriad of activities for guests of all ages. At the Reef Swim you will be able to snorkel amongst thousands of brightly colored tropical fish. Or you can hop in an intertube to tour the 620m Adventure River which includes an underground grotto or experience the fun and excitement of their exhilarating water slides and a wave pool.
Spread over 2.5 hectare or prime land, Goodwood Residence shares a 150 metre boundary with the expansive Goodwood Hill. Boasting a rich heritage within 20 hectares of tree conservation area, designated by the Singapore National Parks Board, Goodwood Hill is a rarity in the prime Orchard-Scotts vicinity.
Conceptualised by highly sought after award winning consultants, WOHA Architects & ICN Design International, this exclusive and elegant development is designated such that every apartment enjoys the magnificent lush view of Goodwood hill. With high ceilings, impeccable decor and equipped with all facilities and modern conveniences. Goodwood Residence offers you discreet luxury, total privacy and serenity.
Close to 500 carefully selected trees will be planted to complement the existing 58 trees. You will be greeted with an impressive tree-lined boulevard that leads to a grand courtyard for droop off.
An oasis of calm amidst the hectic rush of modern city living, Goodwood Residence is in a class of its own: quiet, dignified, serene, and elegant.
Pulau Semakau is located to the south of the Singapore. The Semakau Landfill is located on the eastern side of the island, and was created by the amalgamation of Pulau Sakeng (also known as Pulau Seking), and anchored to Pulau Semakau. The Semakau Landfill is Singapore's first offshore landfill and now the only remaining landfill. It was also the first to combine a landfill with a biodiversity conservation zone.
The landfill covers a total area of 3.5 square kilometres and has a capacity of 63 million m³. To create the required landfill space, a 7 km perimeter rock bund was built to enclose a part of the sea between Pulau Semakau and Pulau Sakeng. It is currently estimated that the landfill, which began operations on 1 Apr 1999, will last till 2045. The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, along with the National Environment Agency manage the landfill. Up to date it has accumulated 2,330 tones of waste and is expected to be full in about three years.
It's expansion has been undertaken and is expected to end in 2015, adding 160 ha to the existing surface.
Semakau Landfill is filled mainly with ash produced by Singapore's four incineration plants, which incinerate the country's waste, shipped there in a covered barge (to prevent the ash from getting blown into the air) every night. The care put into the design and operational work at the landfill ensures that the site is clean, free of smell and scenic. During construction.The landfill is lined with an impermeable membrane, and clay and any leachate produced is processed at a leachate treatment plant. Regular water testing is carried out to ensure the integrity of the impermeable liners.
The River Safari is an upcoming river-themed zoo to be opened late 2012. The attraction built over 12 hectares of land, will be nestled between its two counterparts the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari. It will be the first of its kind in Asia and comprises mainly freshwater attractions combined with river boat rides as its main highlights.
One of the main attractions will be a pair of male and female Giant pandas; Kai Kai and Jia Jia- who are housed in a specially constructed climate-controlled enclosure which can rotate through the four seasons emulating their original environment. The zoo will also grow its own 8000 sq metre plantation of special bamboo specially for feeding the giant pandas, these pandas are on loan to Singapore from the China Wildlife Conservation Association. The pandas are a sign of the twentieth anniversary of friendly Sino-Singapore relations. The names of the 2 Pandas were selected from entries of a competition organized in 2010. The pandas are on a ten year loan to Singapore.
The park will features two major theme park rides: white water rafting and a boat ride. The white water rafting attraction features Malayan Tigers as its main animal attraction while the Amazon slow boat ride features over 20 species of animals from the Amazon River.
Verre Wine Bar aims to bring the appreciation of fine wine to everyone.
With their signature central cellar tower rising out of their duplex warehouse conservation space, they seek to make good wine the centre of attention.
At Verre, they strongly adhere to their founding manifesto:
The Verre Manifesto:
Verre believes that everyone should be able to taste, appreciate and savour fine wine, in a casual, unpretentious environment.
Through their personal relationships with winemakers, producers and suppliers, they have hand-picked a comprehensive, high quality wine list, especially from France, the mother-country of wine.
They support individual winemaker-families who are singularly dedicated to the traditional, artisanal craft of winemaking: showcasing the importance of terroir. Terroir (tÉ›rwar) is the combination of how geology, geography and climate bestow unique characteristics upon wine.
They strive to debunk the theory that fine wine is inaccessible and the preserve of few.
The democratization of wine is within reach, through their competitive prices and extensive, rotating wine-by-the-glass list.
They promise to impart their collective wine knowledge to enhance your drinking experience.
Group Therapy is a collective space for groups to gather and is tucked away on the 2nd story of a gorgeous conservation shophouse in the newly gentrified Duxton enclave.
Owners Deborah & Weilin believe that the best form of nourishment for the soul is often sought through inter-personal relationships forged through common interests and values – thus the name ‘Group Therapy’. The location of the space is deliberately secluded and its interiors left raw yet comforting to reveal its simplicity and authenticity for those seeking respite in the heart of the CBD.
They serve 100% Arabica Costa Rican beans all day from their espresso bar which are freshly ground on premise for each and every cup. They also serve a small brunch and lunch menu, as well as sweet treats throughout the day including freshly made waffles and home-made cakes.
For the non-coffee drinkers, they carry a selection of JING teas, artisanal & hand crafted beers, and boutique wines – there’s bound to be something for everyone!
They also have regular experiential lifestyle workshops on art, coffee, wine and beer. The space also accommodates events, bespoke parties, launches and celebrations.
Dive into the aquatic world and get a chance to interact with dolphins, snorkel with rays and come face to face with some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures.
Set to be the largest oceanarium in the world, the Marine Life Park is where families come for a whale of a time. Venture into a wading pool for some intimate interaction with reef fishes, or learn about the wonderful but depleting coral reefs. You can also join one of the engaging programmes especially tailored to both entertain and educate visitors.
Research, public education and conservation efforts for marine life are the cornerstones of the Marine Life Park. Resorts World aims to educate and enrich the understanding and protection of the oceans, and the Marine Life Park will serve as a showcase for ocean science education, research and stewardship.
Innovative design, engaging programmes and excellence in animal care and husbandry will create magical moments and lifelong memories. The lushly-landscaped Marine Life Park will comfortably provide a top- quality entertaining and educational outing for visitors, kids and adults alike.
Developer: World Class Property (Central) Pte Ltd.
Architect: Huay Architects
Tenure of Land: Freehold.
Land Area: 760 sqm / 8,181 sqft.
Expected TOP Date: 1 July 2013.
Expected Date of Legal Completion: 1 July 2015.
• 3-Storey Apartment (Additions & Alterations to existing Shophouses awarded Conservation Status) with 1st storey commercial shop.
• 6-storey Rear Extension (brand new Apartment) with Attic facing South-East orientation towards Cavan Road.
No of units: • Residential: 36 (21 x Studios, 14 x 1-BR, 01 x 1-BR Penthouse). • Shophouses: 5 ( 01 x 592sqft, 01 x 743sqft, 02 x 775sqft and 01 x 883sqft) • Total: 41.1-BR Penthouse size: 646sqft.
• 20 Mechanized Car Park and 1 Handicapped surfaced Car Park Lot.
• Swimming Pool, Pool Deck, BBQ Pit and Gym Room at Attic.
• Located just at the outskirt of Town and CBD.
• 500m and 6 minutes walk to Lavender MRT.
• 1.1km and 13 minutes walk to Farrer Park MRT.
• 1.3km and 4 mins drive to CTE.
• 3.6km and 6 mins drive to PIE.
• 290m to Eminent Plaza, 530m to City Square Mall and 660m to Mustafa Centre
High-end furniture retailer Space, headquartered in Australia, will invest S$50 million into the launch of its new Group flagship complex in Singapore, the Space Asian Hub, due to be completed by mid/3rd quarter 2011.
The revolutionary multiplex showcase will occupy an area of 4,000 sqm at Bencoolen Street. The new complex, which is being redesigned by WOHA Architects, will spread across three blocks where two conservation buildings will be retrofitted, with the middle block given a minimalistic and contemporary look and feel. The new Space Asian Hub will feature premium European modern contemporary furniture brands including the likes of B&B Italia, Giorgetti, Cassina, Carl Hansen & Son, Flexform, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Poliform, Moooi, Vitra, Varenna by Polifom and more. Space represents the most number of top-tier European furniture companies in Asia - 14. When opened, the Space Asian Hub will be the platform as the launch pad for ultra-luxe furniture pieces specially designed by the Europeans for the Asian region.
The new hub will be uniquely divided into three distinct yet conjoined blocks:
Conservation Bungalow at Unit 81 - This 800 sqm, conservation two-level standalone bungalow will be fitted out as a high-end residential showcase, fully furnished with Giorgetti and Poliform furniture collection, Poliform wardrobe systems and Varenna by Poliform kitchen systems. This bungalow will be identified as a signature site where it will be the venue for ultra-luxe events and functions catering to lifestyle and tastes of the high net-worth individuals and successful personalities.
Conservation Shophouse at Unit 71 - Spanning 1,100 sqm, this 2 1/2 storey conservation shophouse unit will be converted to one with distinctive architecture style which provides standalone character for flagship-type store, yet connected to the adjacent block. The brands presented within this block will include B&B Italia, Maxalto, Carl Hansen & Son and Driade.