HEAR Records is a new independent Music lifestyle store which started out with a passion for Music and social matters.
With the modern trend of downloading and buying on-line, they believe that in order to bring more people back to "real" music and to physically purchase music at a store (as buying on-line doesn’t quite have the same thrill as searching for your favorite piece and will ultimately kill the passion in music), they provide you with selections that appeal at prices that are reasonable.
Some might say that Vinyl gives you a better appreciation of cover art - SEE, and some might say that Vinyl gives you a better sound - HEAR, to them it’s the overall experience – FEEL. Vinyl is a better medium when compared against MP3 and CD to provide you with a sense of ownership enabling a deeper appreciation of the album. Most people can't remember their first MP3 download but they will always remember their first vinyl. We live in a digital world but we will always have Analogue hearts. Hear Records is the local distributor of Music Hall turntables & electronics and Art Vinyl flip frame. They stock a wide range of new releases, re-issues and used LPs of different genres.
Experience Music Hall turntables, Music Hall LLC was founded in USA in April 1985. It is a company dedicated to manufacturing, importing and distributing well priced, top quality, high-end audio components. Its emphasis is almost exclusively 2-channel (stereo); a rarity in this day of iPods and multi-channel products. It has grown over the years to become one of the pre-eminent distribution and manufacturing companies in the industry. Music Hall manufactures its own range of turntables in the Czech Republic. These are produced in a factory that has been making turntables for over 50 years. All Music Hall turntables come fitted with arms, cartridges and dust covers. They consistently make the "Recommended Components" list in Stereophile Magazine. The Music Hall turntables and electronics are most famed for their value for money and high quality.
Be amazed by ART Vinyl's original way of displaying your favorite vinyl records. ART Vinyl was founded in London, England in 2005, perfect for music or art enthusiasts and those with an eye for stylish interior design. Art Vinyl record frames give you the chance to stylishly display your vinyl albums, 12" records and their contents on your wall. With the record frame's unique design, you can also change over your vinyl record display within seconds, without having to remove the frame from the wall. The frames have a unique quick release system; simply press the catch at the top and they hinge open. Art vinyl understand that no two records are alike; with this in mind their Play and Display frames are specially designed and manufactured to compensate for differences in the thickness of LP or 12" records when displayed in the frame. This is achieved thanks to the unique "sponge finger" system on the back of the Flip Frame, which ensures that any 12" record will fit comfortably and securely inside.
Fusionopolis Phase 5 is an iconic project in the heart of Fusionopolis with one-north MRT Station conveniently located at it's doorstep.
The 756,000 sq ft mixed-use development comprises a 17 storey building providing approximately 638,000 sq ft of quality business space for info-communication technology, media, electronics, physical sciences and engineering industries. The develpment will also have a separate 5 storey office block featuring the "Work Office Home Office" ("WOHO") concept and 59,000 sq ft of retail space, offering refreshing F&B concepts, lifestyle options and amenities to the one-north community.
Fusionopolis Phase 5 aims to inject vibrancy and dynamism to the surroundings and build a community for people to connect and share new ideas and recreational interests. The development features an iconic two-storey retail plaza which connects Fusionopolis Phase 5 with Fusionopolis Phase 1 and Phase 2A via a series of lanscaped paths and connectors.
The mixed-use development will be developed and owned by a joint venture between Ascendas and Mitsui & Co Ltd. It is targeted for completion in the 4th quarter of 2014.
Somewhere downtown, a brand new playground tucked away in the basement of a nondescript building in the business district, has opened its doors.
The 6,000 sq ft space is the brainchild of Singapore-based lifestyle group Limited Edition Concepts (LEC), who are also behind the New York- style bistro and lounge, The Vault.
Welcome to kyoÌ, a rhythm nation where the most talented local and global electronic music DJs play up to the dance floor fever. A space where music meets urban art. A space which reflects the taste and refinement of the well-heeled set.
The new nightclubstands out in a sea of nightspots with its unique status, making a statement with its minimalist makeover, with echoes of a contemporary Japanese design of linear lines juxtaposed against textured, earthy tones.
You will be greeted by a dark wood door framed by earth-toned panels. The anticipation heightens as you walk past the doors to descend the stairs. The symmetrical, creamy wall panels backlit with a gentle glow – a foil to a dramatic art piece in the stairwell – teases you to explore what lies beyond even as you drawn in by the crescendo of intensifying vibrations of the percussion-laden beats from within.
KyoÌ’s custom design is led by LEC and Singapore-based architectural design firm, Fuur Associates. Although kyoÌ embraces the principles of Japanese design, she embodies a cosmopolitan and urban appeal. And with style comes substance.
In today’s haphazard musical landscape, kyoÌ pays tribute to quality sound The diverse repertoire appeals to even the most demanding musical palate, with the seductive disco-infused grooves and other times, edgier music fare. kyoÌ is outfitted with the American- made EAW system, with a purity which makes the entire space sound as though it were a studio.
Your eyes will be immediately drawn to two striking, mirrored bottle displays made of mild steel and glass, each measuring 6.5-m long and suspended from overhead beams. Befitting kyoÌ’surban, cosmopolitan spirit, the three-counter bar is lavishly stocked with an international, premium list with at least five different brands/ labels for each category of spirit, wines, sparkling wines and champagne.
Accompanying the international selection is a boutique collection of Nihon-shu. kyoÌ’s fine sakes include Umakaramansaku Umakuchi Junmai, Seikyo Maboroshi Jyunmai and Dassai Junmai Daiginjou (award-winning Dassai Sake Brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture).
ITE College Central has welcomed some 10,400 students at ITE’s third and final Regional Campus under the “One ITE System, Three Colleges” Model of Education and Governance.
The new ITE College Central campus, co-located with ITE Headquarters, occupies a land area of 10.6 hectares, and is home to the College’s four schools; School of Business and Services, School of Design and Media, School of Electronics and Info-Comm Technology and School of Engineering.
A College of Creativity and Innovation, ITE College Central’s five existing satellite campuses located at Balestier, Bishan, MacPherson, Tampines and Yishun, have ceased operations and relocated to the new premises at 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive.
The new premises features a wide variety of learning and recreational facilities, including a sports & recreation hub, Centre for Music & the Arts, as well as publicly-accessible amenities such as food establishments and commercial outlets.
Theater, mystery, seduction. These are the three reigning qualities of the newest addition to the Massive Collective Nightlife Family.
Prepare to be wowed with world class electronic music DJ sets complemented by live performances; cabaret-style themed parties accented by beautiful VIP hostesses and dancers and Massive Collective’s signature spotlight on premium bottle service and glamorous crowds, 6 nights a week at the hub of Singapore’s nightlife - Clarke Quay.
Bringing a sophisticated feel to the live entertainment scene with a Western twist on an Asian concept with plush VIP booths, delectable tapas and Asian/Western fusion bites, a night at Playhouse is always a mystery in the making. This elegant, versatile space with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and design serves as the perfect location to enjoy after work drinks with colleagues which will soon be proceeded by a raging, fist pumping dance party as the night evolves. Choose your poison every night of the week at Playhouse.
This Nubox is the first and only "Apple" () Premium Reseller store to ever open at Sim Lim Square. Similar to other Nubox stores, you can be assured of ethical sales practices and consistent pricing.
Nubox started in Sim Lim Square with an authorised Apple reseller store in 2008. To be awarded APR status, the store met stringent criteria from Apple: ability to offer impeccable service, store location and size and availability of staff with Apple certified support professional certification. In addition to the complete range of Apple products, they offers a quality range of third-party accessories and software as well professional services that include training and service support.
The new APR status reaffirms their abilities to provide a premium shopping experience. You can shop in comfort and enjoy personalised service by the Nubox team. The many developments in this neighbourhood ensure that Sim Lim Square remains an attractive shopping destination for all of your electronic needs.
The Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science: Cradle is a new research and learning hub at the Science Centre Singapore, equipped with research labs and interaction spaces managed by qualified professionals, for the purposes of nurturing students with the attitude and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics particularly in the area of integrated science and engineering.
The research programmes are designed to encourage independent learning and places emphasis on engineering, design and innovation projects. Upper secondary/JC students between the ages of 14 and 18 can participate in the programmes, which are aligned to science education and research in the scientific community, thereby providing inter-disciplinary research opportunities for students to engage in advanced research and innovation.
Workshops are also conducted for teachers to encourage and inspire them to bring more hands-on activities to the classroom, develop project ideas and manage research projects at the school level. They also provide teachers an avenue to access the scientific community to help their students gain access to special lab resources and support.
Additionally, Cradle offers research project consultation, electronics design and small scale PCB, mechanical and digital fabrication services.
Retailer Courts has completed the 1st stage of it's planned investment of over $70 million in Singapore and South-East Asian market over the course of the next 5 years by unveiling its brand-new retail concept "Courts 2.0". The super new mega store occupies a new Upper Bukit Timah space, on the site of Courts' fomer flagship store.
Courts remain committed to having 18 stores in Singapore by the year 2015, up from the current 11 retail outlets. It similarly aims to reach a total of 95 stores in Malaysia - up from its current 57 stores, by 2015. In addition to this, the IT, electronics and home furnishing solutions store plans to move into a third market within the South-East Asian region by the year 2013.
It is believed by their management that expansion plans will help them realise their goal of becoming a leading retailer in the South-East Asian region and bringing superior value and experience by providing affordable home and technology solutions to customers.
Courts 2.0 is a lifestyle home furnishing and technology retail concept spanning over 16,000 square ft and has been designed to appeal to savvy home owners and consumers in the western region of Singapore.
This precedes the opening of two other stores in the West: a two-storey Clementi store that will open in January 2012, followed by another retail outlet in JEM located in Jurong in mid-2013.
From music CDs to blockbuster DVDs, electronic gadgets to the coolest game collections and an assortment of pop culture products ranging from t-shirts to artist merchandise, the new HMV store at Marina Square has it all.
HMV is the UK and Ireland’s leading entertainment brand, enabling comprehensive access to much of today’s popular culture through its chain of stores and online and digital sites as well as through its growing live venue, festivals, ticketing & promoting and artist management operations.
Established in 1921 through its landmark store in Oxford Street, and famous for its iconic ‘dog-and-gramophone’ trademark, 90-years-on entertainment brand HMV gets customers even closer to the artists and to the music, film and games they love whether in the home, on the move or via the ‘live’ experience.
HMV brings you closer to a whole new entertainment experience!
Microsoft and Challenger have partnered to create the first Windows Experience Zone in Singapore. This facility is not only a place where customers can try out a range of machines from Toshiba, HP, Acer and Lenovo, but the software giant has staffed the location with a Microsoft Captain who can give buying advice to new consumers.
The key difference between the Microsoft Captain and Challenger retail staff is that the former is a consultant, not a salesperson. He will advise the right model based on the customer's needs regardless of brand. Consumers can also book an appointment for PC setup advice even if the laptop is not purchased in the store.
This is an investment-heavy partnership, as the Windows Experience Zone takes up premium store space equivalent to a five-room HDB flat. However, with wide range of laptops sporting similar specs (the Acer Aspire series alone has 10 14-inch models), the two companies believe this move will help reduce buyer confusion.
Do note that while the Windows Experience Zone is open 24 hours, the Microsoft Captains will only work from 10.30am to 9pm. Moreover, you'll need to come down to the store to get their name cards first before you can make an appointment with them. Currently, only premium notebooks are on display in the experience store, though Microsoft plans to bring in more vendors and models in the near future.
At Microsoft, they create software - the instructions that help electronic devices like computers, cars, and digital cameras work. Millions of people around the world use their technology every day, from multinational corporations that do business in many currencies and languages to small companies that count on just-in-time inventory systems to keep orders flowing. Educators and students use their software for lesson plans, homework, and collaborating on projects. In the home, families manage their personal finances, share photographs, and communicate online.
#06-00 Funan DigitaLife Mall, 109 North Bridge Road.
Emphasizing Porsche philosophy of Iconic Style, the luxurious store was designed by Porsche Design Studio and architects Blocher Blocher Partners, Stuttgart and allows customers to experience Porsche Design products including the must awaited Women’s and Men’s fashion collection and enjoy a unique shopping experience
The light and airy spacious flagship boutique designed with sustainability using latest generation LED technology reduced lighting installations energy consumption by more than 80 percent. A private watch salon and a lounge area invites customers to spend some time and brings Porsche Design to life through a large LCD screen.
The entire luxury range from Porsche Design products includes watches sun-glasses, luggage, electronic products, a men’s fragrance line, sports apparel and fashion collection including ladies’ leather jackets and premium jeans.
They’re not just creating the first Porsche Design Retail Store outside Europe and the USA here, it’s the world’s first store to be developed according to a completely new and totally unique concept!
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Unit B2-41
The 24-hour and 26-year-old Mustafa Centre on Syed Alwi Road in Little India has been extended and renovated.
The result includes a posh roof garden restaurant on the seventh floor of a new nine-storey annex. Boasting a glass dome roof and lush greenery, Mustafa's garden restaurant serves North Indian, South Indian and Chinese cuisine and seats 400!
A bakery on the second floor has also just opened.
The glossy new wing, complete with a fancy steel facade, was completed in September last year and opened in January. It is connected to the older building by a second-floor walkway. The extension is part of efforts to attract a younger crowd while retaining its regulars.It is located on the site of an office- cum-residence next door that was purchased, then demolished in 2008.
The electronics department has also been extended, along with the pharmacy and household sections. A carpark takes up levels 4 and 5 and part of level 3.
Food-lovers will be thrilled by the expanded supermarket on the second floor of the new wing. It makes Little India the place to go, not just for curries, but also for food from all over the world ranging from lychee-flavoured honey to frozen french fries. As you would expect in a centre in the Little India locale, it has increased its range of spices, but they have also sourced fruit, vegetables and meat from all over to spice up its regular range of food products.
It now boasts food products from at least 20 countries, ranging from Thailand to Turkey and as far afield as Iceland. Previously, Mustafa's food section mostly stocked basic fruit, vegetables and dry goods. The aim is to attract people from all walks of life and with all sorts of tastes, by giving them 'variety at affordable prices'.
Newly imported Sri Lankan crabs, for instance, are now bestsellers. The crustaceans are bigger than those sold elsewhere, with most at Mustafa weighing between 1 and 2kg each. There are at least 12 varieties of non-alcoholic sparkling juice, and beverages from Australia including Rochestor Ginger Drink and Popper Juice.
As well as a wider range of food, the spiffy supermarket now has wider aisles. The new wing brings the total size of Mustafa Centre to 24,000 sq m.
Mustafa Centre (New Extension), Rooftop @ #07-00, 171 Syed Alwi Road
Enter a new dimension of visual euphoria. This is it. A club revolution at its best. Step into SOUL and Illuminate your senses within the embrace of the 3D visual art projections by legendary Chris Sifton.
Altering reality, SOUL fuses solid trance to house beats as though they are on the verge of taking over a physical form - you.
It's a whole new experience when you step into SOUL, every time. SOUL is the latest visual and audio playground for clubbers alike, and a proud creation of the Black & White Lifestyle Group Pte Ltd.
A new 11-storey building which provides a focal point for cutting-edge research in defence and biomedical sciences has officially opened at the National University of Singapore (NUS). T-Lab, is the culmination of a longstanding collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Defence Ministry (MINDEF).
The new S$42 million building is the first permanent home of Temasek Laboratories (TL@NUS), which will be located in the north wing of NUS. Key NUS labs which conduct research in environmental science and water technologies are located in the south wing.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also Defence Minister, said MINDEF's partnership with local universities and research institutes have been mutually beneficial. "They not only provide a natural source of scientific and engineering talent and expertise to augment the research and resources of DSTA and DSO, but also allow many accomplished researchers to challenge themselves with cutting-edge defence work." DPM Teo added: "This building will provide the TL@NUS researchers with their own in-house, advanced experimental facilities such as a closed-loop low-speed wind-tunnel, an antenna test chamber and a free-space material measurement lab to meet their unique research needs.
With the new building, some 300 researchers will all be housed under one roof and this will foster closer interaction as well as enhance research in areas like electromagnetics and information security.
T-Lab Building, 5a Engineering Drive, National University of Singapore
Retailer Courts has unveiled a new store along Orchard Road, near the Somerset MRT station. Courts is taking over the premises that retailer John Little had previously occupied since 2007. John Little is vacating the space and Courts says it will soon open the new 8-storey store, offering about 44 thousand square feet of electronics and home furnishings. This exciting new addition to orchard road will provide a great central option for retailers looking for quality products at low prices.