Discover a new prestige residence to call home at Park Avenue Changi, offering you comfortable living spaces and efficient work environments in the heart of Changi Business Park at UE Bizhub East.
Park Avenue Changi showcases 251 chic business hotel rooms and serviced suites. Feel a sense of intimacy with contemporary, modern and stylish furnishings that tastefully embrace the room. With a state-of-the-art gymnasium and swimming pool within the hotel, Park Avenue Changi has just about everything that keeps you pampered and occupied.
Strategically situated within an integrated development with office, retail and convention spaces, Park Avenue Changi offers each and every business and leisure traveller the perfect place to stay. Enjoy complete accessibility at Park Avenue Changi; a few minutes walk to Singapore Expo & Expo MRT Station and just 15 minutes drive to town (PIE and ECP Expressway) or Changi Airport.
Opening in 2015, the National Art Gallery, Singapore is a brand new visual arts institution building upon a sound foundation of scholarship and experience.
They hope to strengthen Singapore’s role as a regional and international hub for visual arts. They will do this through the display, promotion, research and study of Southeast Asian and Singapore art, while hosting international art exhibitions.
The gallery's future home likewise pairs rich history with exciting modernity. Right in the heart of the Civic District, two monumental buildings - the City Hall and the former Supreme Court - will be refurbished and reborn as the National Art Gallery. At 60,000 square metres, they will not only be the largest visual arts venue in Singapore but also one of the largest in the region when the Gallery officially opens.
The National Art Gallery will focus on displaying 19th and 20th century Southeast Asian art, including Singapore art. Through a comprehensive collection, the Gallery will present the development of Singapore and regional cultures, so as to tell the story of their social, economic and political histories.
While the body of works at the National Art Gallery falls largely within the area of modern art, the Gallery strives towards understanding the collection in new and varied ways – taking on a contemporary approach and interpretation of the development of Southeast Asian art. The Gallery will look beyond national and regional boundaries of art and take on a wider ambit of international visual arts culture, research into Asian heritage and cultural affiliations and engage with global cultures and discourses.
Serving the finest in freshly baked Cookies since 1983 in Singapore, the company today offers nine varieties of crunchy as well as soft and chewy cookies. Together with a wide range of muffins and brownies to choose from, Famous Amos is truly the choice of discerning Cookies lovers.
With stores located throughout the island, the irresistible aroma of freshly baked Cookies is testimony to the freshness of their products.
To compliment the superior quality of the products, packaging have been tastefully designed to suit all occasions. Quality hampers have become synonymous with Famous Amos with its ever changing selection of gift items to provide a unique gift not available elsewhere.
With their wide variety of gift packaging, customised gift vouchers and message lollies, their cookie stores are the one-stop gift shop if you are looking for a unique quality gift that truly makes it a pleasure to give and to receive.
Taroda Racing have launched the Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit. Work is now in progress for their new Race Circuit which will be opened end January 2013 or early February 2013.
Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit is a thrilling development for all RC drivers as this track is one of the biggest indoor air-conditioned race circuits in Singapore; which is now located inside E!Hub @ Downtown East.
RC drivers can play RC in a professional track with great comfort and the ambience also encourages member's families and friends to play RC together. Family members can shop, eat, watch movies, K-Box or go bowling within the same mall.
Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit concept is based on Grand Turismo Street Style. The whole area is approximately 4,500 sq ft with a showroom, a café and track size of about 3,000 sq ft.
The track is equipped with a 13.6 meter grand stand and a pit stop area which can accommodate 40 drivers. It also comes with 7 units of full size 1/10 car garage, 10 units of half size 1/10 front facing garage and 10 units of half size 1/10 back facing garage which are open for booking during the soft launch. There is also a Viewing Gallery about 18 meters long across Taroda Racing Singapore Indoor RC Race Circuit for your viewing pleasure. Let the excitement begin!
Construction of T4 will begin this year with the terminal expected to be ready in 2017.
The terminal will have the look, feel and ambience of Terminals 1 and 2, adding more of passenger-friendly facilities and attractive commercial offerings.
The new terminal, to be built on the old Budget Terminal site, will be a two-storey building with a height of 25 metres and a gross floor area of about 160,000sq m. The retail shops and F&B options will be wider compared to the Budget Terminal.
The infrastructure investments will ensure that Changi Airport is well positioned to remain a major global aviation hub, ready to meet the challenges of growing passenger and aircraft traffic in the years ahead.
T4, with a planned capacity of 16 million passenger movements a year, will raise Changi Airport’s handling capacity to 82 million a year.
To cater to the future needs of airlines as their business models evolve, T4 will be designed with the flexibility to meet the operational needs of both regional full service and low cost carriers. It will primarily handle narrow body aircraft and be designed to enable quick turnaround of flights.
A multi-storey car park with spaces for 1,200 vehicles will be constructed next to the terminal.
Three times its former size, the four-storey club is the largest in Safra's network of five clubs with a gross floor area of over 24,000 square metres. With a much larger club, Safra has doubled the number of enrichment facilities in the new club, with seven outlets in total, up from four previously. The number of F&B outlets in Safra Toa Payoh has also quadrupled, from two outlets to a total of eight dining options in the new club.
Positioned as an Edutainment hub, the new club is poised to inject a breath of heightened vibrancy to the Toa Payoh estate with a host of distinctive enrichment, F&B and recreational facilities and services for NSmen and their families.
Safra Toa Payoh offers a myriad of recreational choices for the young NSmen, including Toa Payoh’s first bowling centre managed by SuperBowl as well as Singapore’s first billiard tournament hall with seating gallery.
NSmen and residents living near the new club will get to enjoy Safra's largest gym, which incidentally is also the largest gym in Toa Payoh. The 16,000 square feet gym is equipped with an IPPT functional training area dedicated for NSmen to prepare for their IPPT. It is also Safra's third IPPT test centre besides the EnergyOne gyms in Safra Tampines and Safra Jurong. Other sports facilities, such as badminton and squash courts as well as a six-lane 50 meter swimming pool, are also available at the club.
In 2015, Safra will be building a new facility in Punggol, bringing the total number to six. Themed a Family Lifestyle Resort.
Moojaa, a new Thai style mookata steamboat place has opened on Keong Saik Road.
The restaurant's name means "my lovely pig", a Thai nickname that Thai girls give to their boyfriends who have grown chubby. Moo Ka Ta literally means "pork skillet”" in Thai, which refers to the special way of cooking both BBQ and hot pot.
Cooking your meat over a metallic pan, you will get to enjoy their selection of pork collar slices, boneless chicken, veggies and prawns, black angus beef or cheese tofu.
The seafood and meat are picked-up every morning from the market and are marinated in their secret sauce.
To be ready in 2013, Connexion at Farrer Park will be one of the world’s first integrated healthcare and hospitality complexes.
Comprising a specialist medical centre with 189 consultation suites, a private tertiary hospital, a luxury hotel equipped with state-of-the-art conference and wellness facilities and a ground floor lifestyle retail zone, Connexion at Farrer Park will strengthen and support Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading medical hub.
Connexion is built directly above the Farrer Park MRT Station. It has a six-storey podium with two 20-storey high-rise wings. The west wing houses Farrer Park Medical Centre while the east wing combines Farrer Park Hospital and the hotel, One Farrer. Hotel guests can enjoy the privacy and facilities of a distinctly separate hotel with easy and rapid access to excellent medical facilities within the same complex.
Beautified by extensive gardens and recreational facilities, Connexion at Farrer Park is an environmentally friendly development which has received the Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest of the Green Mark Awards, from the Building and Construction Authority. The building is infused with cutting-edge technology in terms of design and function.
Way ahead of its time and one-of-a-kind, Connexion at Farrer Park presents Singapore an excellent opportunity to drive an innovation that will take healthcare to a new trajectory.
Marina One is a landmark mixed-use development with an enviable location at Marina South, a district designated as a high growth area to establish a global business and financial hub by Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority.
With a gross development value of S$7 billion, there will be two office blocks and two residential blocks offering 1,042 residential units including a retail podium and a luxuriant green garden. 60 percent of the development will be office space, 35 per cent residential and 5 per cent retail.
The new ParkRoyal on Pickering is designed by internationally acclaimed architectural firm WOHA and boasts a hotel-in-a-garden concept that focuses on integrating environmental principles and elements throughout the property.
Located at the key gateway into the Central Business District and Raffles Place financial hub, the hotel features lush greenery spanning a total of 15,000 square metres of impressive sky gardens, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and green walls.
Amongst its other green features are rainwater and natural light harvesting, energy-efficient air conditioning systems, automatic sensors to regulate energy and water usage as well as carbon monoxide levels, along with solar cells to power landscape lighting.
Recognised for its holistic and innovative approach to integrate solar energy into the design, the hotel is one of the first amongst Singapore hotels to feature a solar energy system. The substantive 60kWp solar PV installation supplements the grid's electricity usage and powers all the grow lamps and sky garden night lighting, thus reducing the consumption of precious non-renewable resources.
Another highlight of this iconic project is the dedicated wellness floor with an all-day spa, a 300m nature trail and waterfall walk, an expansive pool terrace and a state-of-the-art gymnasium. The hotel is also home to a modern Asian brasserie featuring an open kitchen concept as well as a grand ballroom and four meeting rooms.
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.
Located at an up and coming place, The Grandstand, which is a brand new concept development at Turf Club to emulate the successful food hubs of Dempsey and Holland Village, Kuro Kin Japanese Dining looks very promising indeed.
It's a very tastefully decorated restaurant with exceptionally friendly staff.
Table bookings and reservations are preferred, however walk-ins are also very welcome.
Be sure to try their air flown fresh Bluefin tuna from Japan! Akami, Chu-Toro, O- Toro...
The exclusive residence is the perfect synergy of exquisite living, convenience and modern ambience.
With shopping, dining and entertainment options in abundance, you will be spoilt for choice in your very own neighbourhood. Choose one of the main convenient travel options, via expressway or public transport that connect to the rest of the island.
Take a refreshing dip in the exquisite swimming pool and jacuzzi or simply relax in the Serenity Garden or the yoga area.
For penthouse owners, you can hold parties on your own private roof terrace and enjoy an exclusive lounge.
The design for this Malaysian-Singaporean joint venture actively engages the space of the surrounding city to form a new civic nucleus in Singapore’s modern metropolis. The two towers are not conceived as autonomous objects, but defined by the spaces they create around them.
The design for DUO subtracts circular carvings from the allowable building volumes in a series of concave movements that generate urban spaces, a kind of "urban poché" that co-opts adjacent buildings and symbiotically inscribes the two towers into their context.
By generating the massing through a subtractive process, the elevations of the new towers are reduced to slender profiles. Vertical facades rise skywards along the adjoining roads, while a net-like hexagonal pattern of sunshades reinforces the dynamic concave shapes. The duo of tower volumes is further sculpted to feature a series of cantilevers and setbacks that evoke choreographed kinetic movements of the building silhouettes.
The buildings dematerialize as they reach the ground to provide a porous permeable landscape traversing the site. Leisure zones and gardens act as a connector between multiple transport hubs and establish a flow of tropical greenery and lively commercial activity, accessible to the public 24 hours a day. A plaza, carved into the center of the towers and integrating the neighboring building as part of its perimeter, forms a new public nexus between the historic district of Kampong Glam and the extension of the city’s commercial corridor.
Multiple levels of vertical connectivity give access to large elevated terraces for the hotel and residents, a public observation deck and a sky restaurant atop the office/hotel tower, while establishing a direct connection to the adjacent underground MRT subway station. Vehicular traffic is lifted off the ground to allow an uninterrupted pedestrian circulation. Extensive landscape areas at the ground levels, elevated terraces and roofscapes provide accessible green space equal to 100% of the site area.
Construction is scheduled to start in 2013, with completion pencilled in for 2017.
26,700m2 lot bounded by Ophir Road, Beach Road, Rochor Road, North Bridge Road and Fraser Street
Gillman Barracks used to be a facility for British military forces during the colonial time and for Singaporean Armed Forces after 1979. From 2010, the government started to renovate the historical buildings in the area, turning the spot into an art destination with the fulfillment of art galleries, Center of Contemporary Art (CCA) and Artist-in-Residence. Tomio Koyama Gallery is one of the selected galleries, and will keep introducing contemporary art from the perspectives of Japan, Asia and the world.
Since 2001, the gallery has participated in numerous international art fairs. From its base in Tokyo, it has expanded into Kyoto with Tomio Koyoma Gallery Kyoto, TKG Editions Kyoto and TKG Ceramics. More recently, it opened 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyoma Gallery in Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo and now their latest space in Singapore.
Whether you are a nature lover, a beach enthusiast or a leisure seeker, Seastrand is the perfect home for you. Strategically located near Pasir Ris Beach Park and Downtown East, enjoy beachfront living at affordable prices. Fill up your weekends with endless activities by the beach (picnic, BBQ, volleyball), in the park (cycle, jog, rollerblade) and under the sun (swim, kayak). Some of Singapore's favourite food haunts are also found in the nearby Changi Village, famous for its local fare and rustic charm.
Inspired by a beachfront living concept, most units at Seastrand are designed with a pool view. The 10-block development is located at the junction of Pasir Ris Drive 3 & 4. Three bedroom, three bedroom compact and four bedroom compact units are available, ranging from 1,109 to 1,362 sq ft.
Known for its self-contained and well served neighbourhoods, the East has no lack of schools, business hubs, shopping malls, country clubs as well as dining and recreational options. There are also major expressways such as Tampines Expressway and East Coast Parkway that link the East to the rest of Singapore.
Downtown East is also set to undergo a $200 million revamp. Wild Wild Wet, Singapore’s water theme park will be double the size and will include 6 new attractions. Further enhancements will be made to its convention and exhibition facilities, shops, dining and entertainment outlets.
Pasir Ris Link, Junction of Pasir Ris Drive 3 and Drive 4
Turf City Shopping Mall has been turned into the The Grandstand spreading across almost two million square feet.
Nestled at the heart of Bukit Timah, The Grandstand is the perfect destination to while away the hours surrounded by fresh air, lush greenery and a discerning variety of lifestyle options. A place where families, friends and colleagues can gather to shop, dine, enjoy quality time together, or simply sit back and relax.
Experience the nearby retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, where winding down takes on a whole new dimension.
The Grandstand, is positioned as a family and lifestyle destination with a good mix of F&B outlets, kids’ enrichment activities and other family oriented facilities, leveraging on its excellent location in an affluent neighbourhood, easy accessibility and ample car park facilities.
It is set to become the largest shopping and lifestyle hub within the prime Bukit Timah district. Re-inventing the Singapore shopping, dining and retail experience.
Split into two distinctive parts: The South Grandstand which offers 6 levels of lifestyle options and The North Grandstand which comprises 7 levels with a tenant mix designed to provide a one-stop lifestyle experience that will cater all your needs.
The dome will span 310m over the entire stadium, across a 55,000-seat capacity and a multi-purpose sports field. Completion is expected by April 2014.
Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas is currently the largest dome in the world and spans over 275m.
The dome design is a result of trying to offer you the best stadium experience. Although the tropical climate remains a challenge, they have seem to overcome it by offering an open dynamic space. The dome shape forms a naturally ventilated stadium and includes a 20,000 sq m movable section to protect spectators from the rain.
The design is held by the global design firm Arup. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. They participated in the creation of the Marina Bay Sands and Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.
A new level of corporate hospitality was unveiled with the launch of 62 executive suites as part of the new Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang, touted to be first of its kind in South East Asia.
Dubbed the National Stadium lug, the suites, which come with exclusive VIP privileges and private facilities, are priced between S$ 72,000 and S$ 272,000 annually.
Compagnies will be able to lease the suites, which range in size from 25-89 square meters, for either three or 6 years. Each suite will be able to accommodate between eight and 30 people, and can be customised on request.
The suites are managed and marketed by the World Sport Group, a sport marketing, media and event management company, A line-up of sports events is also being readied including football, cricket, rugby and athletics, algonside major concerts, to draw not only local spectators but regional ones.
The National Stadium is expected to host some 140 events per year, attracting a projected two to three million visitors annually.
World Sport Group focuses on creating consistency and engaging totally with visitors to Singapore as well as with local residents.
Some 8,000 premium club seats will also be offered to individuals further down the line.
The Sports Hub, with its centrepiece being the 55,000-seater national Stadium, is scheduled to open in April 2014.
Tocca recently opened in Takashimaya, Tocca Beauty is renowned worldwide as a fragrance house of distinctive and exquisite scents. Their perfumers develop scents that are reminiscent of bygone times and familiar places yet infused with the unexpected, creating something altogether fresh and new.
Leaving a touch of mystery in the air, Tocca’s sophisticated products are meant to inspire and surprise. The brand's beautiful fragrances can be experienced in a luxury candle collection, fine fragrances, and bath and body products.
Named for the Italian word for “touch” after its intricate embroideries and luxurious fabrics, the brand is the best combination of the romantic and exotic. It is unabashedly feminine, in its sophisticated European interpretation.
Discover Brigitte which channels the essence of the screen siren Brigitte Bardot, an icon of glamorous, free-spirited class. Tocca's newest fine fragrance invites you into Brigitte's bike ride in the south of France. The intoxicating scent of the Marseilles spice market mingles with ginger, then folds in the essence of Moroccan rose petals, blending chic, old-world European style with whimsical and exotic intrigue. Brigitte's loveliness is deliciously textured, sweet top notes of rhubarb and papaya bloom into middle notes of Iris and Saffron.
Toshiba has provided customers with supervisory control systems, electrical and instrumentation equipment and maintenance services in more than 700 water purification, sewage treatment and desalination plants over some 40years.
A Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration was signed, to develop and test the application of an adsorbent that removes toxic elements from used water. The adsorbent, named Functional Powder, can extract valuable elements such as rare metals for recycling, and is more cost-efficient as it can be reused.
Toshiba is looking forward to the opportunity to work with PUB and the many water experts and professionals in Singapore. The firm should be able to make important contributions to the treatment of water uses in industrial processes.
PUB's Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) puts a lot of effort to grow the water industry in Singapore.They invested $470 million into the "National Research Foundation in water" (rita.nrf.gov.sg), as well as the test-bedding of more than 30 water projects at PUB's facilities.
Located on Level 3 of Singapore’s iconic sports and entertainment venue, the Jack Daniel’s Sky Bar is a newly refurbished space with a bird’s eye view of the arena bowl. Here, during select events, you get to savour the distinct character and flavour of Jack Daniel’s world renowned Tennessee whiskey products along with special Jack Daniel’s cocktail mixes.
Jack Daniel’s will also support the SIS concessionaire’s operation of a mobile bar at the venue’s East Entrance, and outdoor tents at the Premium Entrance.
'This tie-up with Singapore Indoor Stadium comes at an opportune time. It gives us tremendous opportunity to expose our brand. Customers can now enjoy Jack Daniel’s in a cosy branded JD bar while catching the many great concerts and performers that SIS attracts. The Jack Daniel’s sky bar affirms our commitment to give our customers the best whiskey in a great environment.' said Mr. Brian Bulacja, Business Development Manager for SEA, Jack Daniel’s.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) has unveiled a series of ongoing plans to enhance Singapore’s iconic waterfront performance arena. This is part of an overarching long-term plan to develop the area in line with the construction of the Singapore SportsHub, with initiatives rolled out to continue attracting visitors till the Sports Hub’s completion in March 2014.
A brand-new service programme, ‘Hi, How R U?’ was also introduced, aimed at improving customer relations through its service ambassadors. The Singapore Indoor Stadium is an integral part of the future Singapore SportsHub’s overall conceptualization, and will remain a stalwart to create buzz and excitement, during the area’s construction works and beyond its completion in 2014.
Following the change in hands to SportsHub Pte Ltd and in partnership with the Singapore Sports Council(SSC), they also want to let visitors know that they are invested in creating and developing a holistic lifestyle experience, as well as continuing to set standards as the destination of choice for both organizers and patrons.
The premier multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue has also surpassed time with its architecture and makeup in the past 22 years, holding more than 3,000 events since it opened in 1989. The SIS also has one of the highest utilisation rates in the world, featuring a year-round programme of international performances and sporting events. Comparing the number of events in the first quarter of 2011 with the similar period in 2010, the number has grown three-fold.
The SIS will undergo a series of renovations to improve the aesthetics and experience for visitors. Renovations for the VIP lounge have also been completed, allowing sponsors and event organisers a platform in which to exclusively host their guests. LED Panels have been installed around the perimeter of arena providing both advertising and branding opportunities for promoters and sponsors as well as instant SMS messages to be shown for greater audience interaction.
New TV screens have also been set up providing increased visibility of the artists and acts. Renovations are slated to be completed by the end of 2012. In addition to the physical changes, SIS also rolled out a first of a series of initiatives called the ‘Hi, How R U?’ programme. A programme focused on customer service, ‘Hi, How R U?’ aims to create a memorable experience for its visitors with a personal touch to service. Besides new uniforms designed through an in-house competition, the team will be encouraged and train to engage in conversations with the visitors, to put customers at ease in asking for assistance. This is an initiative developed and applied in all of Global Spectrum’s venues worldwide, and to great success.
Renovations to the Singapore Indoor Stadium will be done in phases, to ensure a smooth rollout and to minimise potential disruptions. Renovations will be completed by end 2012.
Fuelled by their passion for creativity, dedication to their clients and their ability to stay abreast of the latest in the interior design industry.
Forged through the passion for creativity between two designers, Weiken was established 18 years ago with the common vision and goal of offering the best interior services around.
This common vision has spurred their growth. Apart from their main TradeHub 21 showroom, Weiken.com has also set up three other branch showrooms to make it as convenient as possible for their customers to reach them. The first showroom is strategically located within the IMM building, unit #03-42. The other subsidiary showroom, named Future Home, is located in the same compound, unit #03-44, and lastly The Kitchen Zone showroom is located just a few steps away at unit #03-35. The latest addition is a new four storey shop house showroom at Geylang which covers 10,000 square feet, showcasing a wide range of the latest interior trends and designs.
Although these two showrooms are smaller in size as compared to the mega showroom, they are nonetheless fully equipped with an extensive range of materials and colour samples. With a team of experienced designers and an extensive portfolio of works readily at hand, you can be assured that we will never run out of creative ideas for your homes.
Moreover, they strongly believe in listening and understanding their customer’s needs and wants. They take the time to understand their preferences in order to relish the dream home that every client desires.
Air Liquide has invested around S$500 million in Jurong Island, Singapore, in the recent years.
This infrastructure expansion comprises: an Air Separation Unit (ASU) capable of producing 1,200 tonnes per day of oxygen, nitrogen and argon, increasing SOXAL’s total production capacity by more than 40%; a world-scale hydrogen production plant, the largest in Southeast Asia, capable of producing close to 100,000 Nm3 per hour of hydrogen; and a 35 km hydrogen pipeline running along Jurong Island and the Jurong Industrial Estate on mainland Singapore, bringing its pipeline network to 120 km in total.
These facilities were completed and commissioned recently. They are part of SOXAL’s industrial gas infrastructure on Jurong Island to serve the island’s growing chemicals and refining customers, as well as other companies covering renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and marine sectors.
SOXAL was amongst the first companies to set foot on Jurong Island and have over the years stepped up its investments and capabilities in tandem with the Island’s transformation into a wholly integrated energy and chemicals hub. Asia remains a promising zone for Air Liquide.
Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air Liquide’s activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current and future markets. The Group innovates to enable progress, to achieve dynamic growth, a consistent performance and responsibility.
Air Liquide combines many products and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for its customers but also for society. Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry’s energy use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow, such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy, oxygen for hospitals, homecare, and fighting nosocomial infections.
SINDA’s first satellite centre at Jurong Point has recently opened.
The SINDA Service Centre at Jurong Point Shopping Centre’s Community Hub brings services to the doorstep of Indian families living in the West. Residents of the Western part of Singapore no longer have to travel to Beatty Road (where SINDA office is located) to avail themselves of such services.
The Service Centre serves as a one-stop information and referral point for families. Senior citizens can benefit from IT facilities while children, youth and volunteers can look forward to educational and training activities at the newly opened centre.
The Woods is a 99 Leasehold new launch located at Westwood Avenue by Chappelis Pte Ltd with 91 units of 3-storey strata terrace houses and a pair of strata semi-detached houses with attic and basement carparks
Reasons why The Woods is a premium project worth checking out:
Catchment of >1 million residents in Jurong and its surrounding towns.
40,000 new jobs to be created in the new Jurong Lake District brings fresh demand for housing
Lack of new pipeline developments in the near future, lead to limited supply of housing in the locality.
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As the largest division of global Fortune 500 corporation Textron Inc, Bell Helicopter is a global industry leader in vertical lift aircraft. Bell Helicopter prides itself in having delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to its customers around the world, and manufactures military and commercial helicopters and tilt rotor aircraft. Since 1935, its range of military and commercial aircraft have been used across corporations, emergency medical services, the oil & gas industries, special mission operators and fire departments.
Headquartered in Texas, Bell Helicopter maintains key logistics supply and service centres in Canada, Europe, Singapore and the United States. With a gross floor area of approximately 15,000 square metres spread across two floors, the MRO Facility will be used to undertake the maintenance, repair and servicing of helicopters and aircraft. Completion is expected in 2Q 2012.
This is the fourth aviation facility secured by Boustead Projects at the 300-hectare SAP, a leading edge, world-class integrated aerospace hub, which is currently home to more than 20 global aerospace corporations. Boustead projects is nearing the full completion of two state-of-the-art facilities for Rolls-Royce Singapore at the SAP: a 28,000 square metre advanced integrated manufacturing and support facility, and a 7,900 square metre integrated test bed facility. With the expansion of the global aviation industry, demand for aviation support services has been rapidly growing in Asia. Bell Helicopter’s MRO hangar facility will support Singapore’s strategy of developing in-depth aerospace repair capabilities and develop Singapore as a regional hub in the Asia Pacific region for knowledge and innovation activities.
Along with sorting and other package and freight handling operations, the site will include airside access to two aircraft parking bays.
The decision to open a regional hub in Singapore is the largest action FedEx has taken in Asia since moving its main Asia hub to Guangzhou in early 2009.
The site will allow FedEx to speed up delivery operations across Southeast Asia, where the Association of South East Asia Nations has been promoting regional free trade agreements and countries including Vietnam have been seeking to lure low-cost manufacturing from China.
The GDP of the ASEAN-5 economies is projected to expand by 5.5 percent and 5.8 percent in 2011 and 2012, respectively and with this new regional hub in Singapore, FedEx will further enhance their ability to offer customers unparalleled connectivity and enhanced services.
Oxley BizHub will be minutes away from all your Suppliers and Customers. WIth a touch of modernity, this 10 storey development projects an image of corporate elegance while reinventing the traditional and stereotypical look of an industrial building.
Through the interlace of pedestrian walkways and industrial spaces, the development weaves together public circulation and the building amenities. The design also draws a balance between aesthetics, functionality and economy, bringing forth a development with a conducive environment for business.
Consisting of 3 podium blocks and 4 tower blocks above, the development houses 728 units of various configurations to meet an assortment of businesses and spatial demands. Heigh ceilings also add to the grandeur and usability of spaces within the building.
A vehicular ramp is provided for access to all 4 storeys of the north and south podium blocks while goods and passengers lifes serve the entire 10 storeys. The loading and unloading facilities are located on the basement level while car parking lots are adequately provided in the basement level as well as on th 1st to 4th storey.
The Omni-Theatre, was originally opened on 10 December 1987 and is Singapore's only IMAX dome theatre.
The 276-seat theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art IMAX technology which delivers the world’s most immersive experience. This is possible through the combination of specially-designed facilities (5-storey dome screen, seating configuration, digital sound system) and quality large format films (15perf/70mm). The renovated theatre now has Asia's newest and largest seamless dome screen at 16m tall and 23m in diameter.
IMAX is the world’s most immersive experience. With crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, IMAX lets you feel like you’re really there. This massive 5-storey high hemispheric screen measures 16m in height (5 storeys) and 23m in diameter. Stretching 180 degrees from wall to wall and tilted at a 30 degree angle to the horizon, the screen “wraps” over the audience giving a lateral view of 180 degrees and a vertical view of 125 degrees – far exceeding a person’s field of vision.
The screen is made of aluminium so as to achieve 30% reflectivity (enhanced clarity) and it is has 43.54 million perforations which allow air from the air-conditioners and sound from the speakers to pass through to the audience. The theatre only screens 15 perforation, 70mm film - the largest film frame in motion picture history! More than ten times the size of a conventional 35 mm frame and three times larger than a normal 70mm movie frame, this immense size is key to IMAX’s extraordinary sharpness and clarity.
The educational films offered cover genres such as science, space, nature, animals, marine life, culture, natural disasters and more.
IMAX projectors are the most advanced, powerful and highest-precision projectors in the world. The key to their superior performance is the proprietary 'rolling loop' film movement which advances the film horizontally in a smooth, wave-like motion. During projection, each frame is positioned on fixed registration pins, and the film is held firmly against the rear element of the lens by a vacuum. As a result, the picture and focus steadiness are far above the normal projection standards and provide outstanding image clarity.
The projector also incorporates a unique 180 degree Leitz wide-angle lens, which uses a powerful 15,000-Watt water-cooled xenon lamp, similar to the one used to light NASA's launching pads. In addition, it works with a Quick Turn Reel Unit (QTRU) which does away with film rewinding. This dramatically reduces film wear and is crucial in maintaining the highest clarity standards. Its five platters also allow four typical 40-minute large format films or a maximum of two 40-minute films and two 150-minute films to be in a ready state at any one time.
Unlike conventional theatre sound systems, IMAX digital surround sound systems deliver multi-channel, uncompressed, full fidelity sound that is simply unsurpassed in depth and clarity! Its amplifiers generate up to 14,000 watts of power and its proprietary loudspeaker system delivers exacting volume and quality that allows you to hear every shade and subtlety of any sound, regardless of where you sit.
For movies originally shot in IMAX, filmmakers use proprietary IMAX cameras. IMAX cameras have been to some of the most extraordinary places in the universe. These cameras are extremely versatile and can be used in virtually any environment - from outer space to the ocean floor, the top of Mt. Everest and all around the globe.
Together with complementary facilities such as a space science exhibition hall, gift shop, F&B outlets and observatory, the Omni-Theatre provides an edutaining experience for the whole family.
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.
Imagine the marriage of exclusivity and convenience – My Manhattan, a development by CEL which combines the prestige and exclusivity of a private residential enclave nestled amidst quality amenities like the Simei MRT station and Eastpoint Shopping Mall, all within walking distance.
If you are a young professional, you will relish the fact that you are connected to the Changi International Airport and the Central Business District, each not more than 10 minutes away (via the PIE and ECP). If you are game for a weekend of sports and activities out at the beach, there is always the East Coast Park – a 5 minutes drive away. My Manhattan grants you the idyllic charms of the suburbs, while being well connected to the city and the rest of the world, at the same time, literally.
If you have plans to upgrade to a prime condominium, My Manhattan is the place for you. Considering that the prices of public housing is at a sufficiently high point, it may be worthwhile to upgrade to a full-sized condominium with complete facilities like the My Manhattan.
For investors and current private properties owners looking to invest in a prime property, you can rest assured that as a development that is a stone’s throw of the MRT and with world class companies sinking roots in the Changi Business Park and the Loyang Aerospace Hub. In investment, it is all about location, location and location. My Manhattan is proud to offer you all these and more.
Therefore, from young jet-setting professionals, to young families with growing children, to investors looking for a good location, My Manhattan has something for everyone.
The much awaited SkyGarden, on the roof level of nex, has opened. Occupying a floor area of some 10,000sq ft, the SkyGarden consists of: Kidz Play, a children’s playground with both wet and dry play areas; K9 Park, the first and only dog park to be incorporated into a mall; and 10 establishments that will set to make nex a hub for learning and child development, and even a haven for parents.
For pets and their owners, the SkyGarden offers K9 Park, The Pet Safari and Doggiestyle Café. K9 Park, is Singapore’s first and only dog park incorporated into a mall. It was thoughtfully designed to have two separate play areas - one for big dogs and another for small dogs, in order to keep the canines safe from each other. The Pet Safari is a pet shopping mall that brings the best vets, pet groomers, products and services under one roof – and the only enclosed shopping area in Singapore that allows owners to shop freely with their pets. Doggiestyle Café, meantime, is a café-cum-dog day care centre that allows pets to dine with their owners.
Aside from housing pet-friendly establishments, the SkyGarden, is a delight to parents with young kids. The SkyGarden at
nex will have 5 educational outlets: Aspire Hub Education, which takes a comprehensive approach in helping students cope with their academic challenges; Baby Spa, which offers swimming exercises and massage to stimulate babies’ physical growth and mental development; Brillionaire Kids, which works closely with parents to bring out the best in their children; CS Montessori Learning Centre, which offers a broad-based curriculum to encourage the development of multiple intelligence in children; and The Ballet and Music Company, which offers ballet, dance and music courses for all ages. The learning hub at nex will be completed with the National Public Library that will open in March.
The SkyGarden also has something for the parents and pet owners. After they have left their little ones in good hands in any of the abovementioned establishments, the adults can take their much-deserved break and indulge themselves at Young & Slim Beauty Bar, which offers innovative skin & body care products and treatments from Japan or shop at the soon to be opened King & King Wong, a lifestyle and home furnishing store.
Pet owners bringing their dogs to the K9 Park may only access the Park through a specially designated pet lift, so as not to cause any inconvenience for other shoppers. Dogs are strictly not allowed in other areas of the mall.
Kidz Play and K9 Park are open from 11am to 9pm daily. The SkyGarden however follows the malls operating hours (10.30 am to 10.30 pm).
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has just unveiled its Yunnan Garden Campus Master Plan, which will transform the campus – the largest in Singapore at 200 hectares – into a mini city. When fully completed, it will have a number of trendy meeting points dotting the landscape to encourage cross-campus chats. Walk into one of these and you will be able to have a conversation with a student, professor or researcher from another discipline or school.
Such common spaces will help to break down psychological ‘glass walls’, and encourage people of different research interests and disciplines to get to know one another better. In this way, everyone will benefit from the cross-fertilisation of ideas that springs from unexpected connections across the sciences. This is something that is becoming increasingly important as new knowledge comes from the overlaps between disciplines.
To create a melting pot of diverse talents across disciplines is in line with the NTU 2015 five-year strategic blueprint announced in November 2010. As part of this blueprint, NTU will put its global stamp in five areas known as the Five Peaks of Excellence. The five interdisciplinary areas are Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road and Innovation Asia.
Today, NTU is already a cosmopolitan hub of 33,000 students and 3,000 faculty and researchers from more than 70 countries. Future visitors to the new Univer-City can expect to find retail shops, cafes and restaurants, and even a pub and cinema in this self-contained campus, together with its existing conveniences. These will be at the new Campus Centre, which will become the heart of NTU. A road near the School of Art, Design and Media leading to the Administration Building will be transformed into a pedestrian promenade. The Campus Centre will create a ribbon of diverse meeting places, with academic, social and residential facilities located alongside each other.
Connecting with Nature: No concrete jungle, this will be a vibrant Univer-City with a soul. Today, the Yunnan Campus is already home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. The Campus Master Plan aims to enhance this even further with additional plants and landscaping. Providing soup for the soul, new blue spaces will be created to add to the green. All these will provide the NTU community with a myriad of opportunities to connect with Mother Nature. The open lush greenery of the campus will be integrated with covered walkways and cycling lanes, to encourage people to walk or ride eco-friendly bicycles. Later on, pavilions and decks can be built next to a network of ponds and lakes to create new outdoor classrooms and lookout points, providing more common spaces for learning and relaxation.
The new ponds will enable NTU to reuse the rain water for irrigation of its lush expanses of greenery. Eventually, all the water bodies, including the naturalized waterways, ponds and lakes will form a continuous swath of blue across the campus to complement the greenery.
Forging greater industry links: The Campus Master Plan also aims to create a seamless physical integration between NTU and its neighbour, the upcoming CleanTech Park, a 50 hectare eco-business facility developed by JTC Corporation. It will be easy and convenient to move between the two entities, facilitating the shared use of research facilities and common spaces for social interaction.
Fostering greater interaction: The pulse of a city is its population. NTU believes that a residential experience is an important part of a holistic varsity education. NTU will be adding 5,000 new hostel places (single and shared rooms) by 2015. This will allow every undergraduate who desires to stay on campus to be able to do so.
At present, there are 9,200 places spread over 16 halls of residence. A new graduate hall, to be ready by early 2013, will house an additional 690 places for graduate students, which will result in more than double the current places available. International faculty and staff can also look forward to new housing facilities on campus.
A new Learning Hub – a shared facility for all schools – will also be created, housing about 70 “Classrooms of Tomorrow”. These classrooms are designed to drive group discussion and interaction. Whiteboards will be replaced by giant interactive screens, and students can even collaborate with their peers in different countries. SMART Boards will empower lecturers to virtually modify their teaching, so as to best fit individual students' learning styles. The Hub is expected to be ready in two years’ time.
To drive cross-disciplinary collaboration, a new Interdisciplinary Research Building is being planned. Catering to a mix of research faculty from NTU and its institutional partners, the building will be located near the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Building at Nanyang Link and is scheduled to be ready by 2014.
In anticipation of the needs of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a new building will be built at the Yunnan Campus, in addition to the upcoming Novena Campus. To be outfitted with the latest technologies for learning and discovery, the building will be designed for current and emerging trends in medical education, such as virtual learning, clinical simulations and interdisciplinary collaborations. Located near the School of Biological Sciences on Nanyang Drive, it is expected to be ready by 2014. Easy access between the Yunnan and Novena campuses is being planned to ensure interaction of students from both campuses.
Extensive consultation: The Campus Master Plan is developed by the University together with a team of consultants led by Mr Harold Guida from Guida Moseley Brown Architects. It is the culmination of two intensive years of work by NTU’s Campus Planning committee that began in 2008 which included meetings with hundreds of members of the NTU community in this extensive planning process.
Smartphone maker HTC unveiled its flagship Singapore store at nex in Serangoon Central in December. Housed in nex, the newest shopping mall in Singapore, the shop will offer HTC products and personalised service.
The store comprises two areas - the retail centre and a product showroom - to exhibit all current HTC products and accessories. Through its first exclusive concept store in Singapore, HTC aims to render a personalised consultation and service experience for all its customers, matching the company's philosophy when designing its renowned range of innovative products. The HTC Concept store will house two distinctive areas, namely the HTC retail hub (point-of-sales counter) and the product showroom (showcases all current HTC products and accessories line-up). Consultation and redemption of promotional gifts and prizes will also be available.
Aside from on-site demonstrations with the latest HTC products in-hand at the product showroom area, customers can also make on-the-spot purchases for all showcased products and accessories through the sales counters that provide a truly one-stop service experience for all. A HTC redemption corner within the store also ensures ease of convenience for valued customers seeking to redeem gifts and prizes won through the various promotional activities.
With its convenient location and ample transport options (Serangoon NEL Station and Serangoon Bus Interchange), nex promises to be the ideal location for HTC’s unveiling of Singapore’s flagship concept store.
The Park Avenue brand is soon to add another offering to its flock – hotels. By 2011, Park Avenue Hotel, Rochester and Centric will provide comfortable and convenient stays for business travelers on the go. Located in business hubs – One-North and Changi Business Park, these two properties will also host serviced apartments and serviced offices – providing holistic living in a single location. With stylish, well-equipped suites with a host of facilities and dining spots right at the door step, Park Avenue Hotels will offer compact and cosy spaces with your perspective in heart and mind.
Park Avenue Rochester showcases contemporary 271 business hotel rooms and Serviced Apartments targeting discerning expatriates working in the business hub of one-north. Aside from being surrounded by the wonders of nature near the lush greenery of Rochester Park, one is also spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and night life with a great selection of restaurants, pubs and gourmet marts just around the corner. Park Avenue Rochester will be opening in the 3rd quarter of 2011.
UE Biz Hub East will be located at the heart of the Changi Business Park, a business hub in the east. It will house a business hotel with up to 300 rooms as well as office and retail space. It is part of the JTC Corporation's blueprint to develop Changi Business Park as an active urban development with a green garden environment and performing venues.
Park Avenue is the hospitality arm of United Engineers Limited and is conceived with the comfort of business travellers to Asia in mind. This simple quest born in 1998 has been diligently worked upon, and today Park Avenue offers both comfortable living spaces and efficient work environments - all within close range to rejuvenating play spaces.
As a full service hospitality brand, they embrace the essence of good service, not just in how they serve you but what they offer you with. A theme resounds in all the Asian gateway cities where they have built a presence – and that is – a relentless pursuit to see things from your perspective. Testimonies of their single-minded effort to please their guests are your encouraging patronage and these awards, which would not be possible without your valued support over the years.
Facebook is expanding its footprint in Asia, by opening a new office in Singapore to tap on the fast growing number of advertisers and users in this region. The social networking site now has three million users in Singapore alone.
The company already has offices in Tokyo and Malaysia, but these focus mainly on developers and engineering. "It''s something we all know and participate in almost every other day, where our friends ask our opinion on purchases, on brands. This is something that comes up in conversations a lot, so the ability to bring the social context into advertising brings a great deal of value and relevancy to advertising," said Stephen Dolan, commercial director of Facebook.
Facebook has 500 million users, logging on in over 70 languages worldwide. "About two years ago, we translated the site. As the Asian languages are now starting to get translated to various dialects, we''re seeing enormous growth. We kind of see it over the world (for the other languages), but Asia, we are seeing some acceleration which we''re excited about," said Blake Chandlee, VP & Commercial Director (APAC, LATAM & CEEMA), Facebook.
Its Singapore sales office will service Southeast Asia such as regional media buyers and agencies based here. Facebook said it is still in the process of defining the exact role for its existing Singapore-based media sales partner ihub Media, but confirmed it will continue their working relationship.
"What we do find is that as brands become busy and investments get to more significant levels, often brands want a direct relationship with Facebook. So we had to make decisions where it''s important for us to have Facebook employees versus partners," said Chandlee.
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.
Nucleus Connect has announced several important milestones ahead of its commercial launch of Singapore's Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). It has launched key facilities including two central offices that house the crucial network equipment. This will allow Nucleus Connect to offer four new services for retail service providers (RSP) to test their operations and systems. The services include the co-location of servers and interoperability testing. The launch of Nucleus Connect's Central Offices underscores its commitment to enable RSPs to develop their service offerings more quickly, so that they are able to offer a wide range of services to the end-users from the second half of this year. For a start, co-location, patching and interoperability testing services are now made immediately available to the RSPs. For instance, RSPs can now co-locate with Nucleus Connect at both of its Central Offices which occupy over 90,000 sq ft. This allows RSPs to place their equipment right inside Nucleus Connect’s Central Offices; and enjoy the advantages of the close proximity to the heartbeat of the Next Gen NBN. In this way, RSPs can be assured that they are able to deliver high-quality services to the end-users with minimal disruption to their network.
Further details on pricing for RSPs will be made available by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore shortly. The company expects to fully roll out commercial services to consumers by the third quarter of 2010. Nucleus Connect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of StarHub is responsible for designing, building and operating the active infrastructure of the new broadband network.