The new Make Up Pro For Ever Academy & Pro Loft shows the brand's strong commitment to share its know-how and professional expertise through its unique educational experiences, providing the highest level of retail service.
The loft comprises of a 2-storey education cum retail space which not only provides a spacious and modern learning facility but also an exciting retail experience.
On the ground floor is Make Up For Ever's Pro Loft, which showcases the most comprehensive assortment of over 1,600 make up products, including artistic and special effects products. It provides a holistic "backstage" experience with its design inspired by a backstage study concept with Make Up For Ever's signature brick wall, aluminium zero-structure, neon, billboards, raw flooring, communal table and industrial-like furniture.
The Make Up School is located within the Pro Loft and is a dedicated space which provides every woman who desires to improve her make up skills a one-to-one personalised make up lesson. Their lesson menu offers 10 different lessons ranging from 15-minutes SOS Pro Tips targeted to solve your specific make up needs such as camouflaging a tattoo or scar to a 75 minute complete make up lesson which will allow you to learn the fundamentals of face, eye and lip make-up.
In these exclusive Make Up School lessons, expect not only to learn the Pro secrets that professional make up artists employ in fashion shows, editorial photo shoots and film sets but also the latest looks and trends from their professionally trained Make-Up School coaches.
Complementing Michael Janssen’s gallery in Berlin, which has participated in major art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Hong Kong and The Armory Show, the Singapore space showcases emerging, mid-career as well as established artists from North America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Michael Janssen Galllery was founded in Cologne in 1995 where it operated for twelve years and held over eighty exhibitions. In the spring of 2007 a second branch opened in Berlin but exhibition activities were completely moved to Berlin as of July 2008 when Michael Janssen closed the Cologne space.
They strive to constantly introduce young artists but also focus on rediscovering older artists.
Sundaram Gallery has recently opened at Gillman Barracks. The gallery is part of the 13 new international galleries selected between 30 applicants by a government-appointed committee of private and public arts experts.
Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. They focus on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, their goal is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts.
Tagore's first Asian gallery opened in Hong Kong in 2008. It was also the first international gallery to land in the city, preceding a wave of openings in the following years including Gagosian Gallery and White Cube.
With alliances across the globe, their interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.
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!
To complement and integrate into the rich history and culture of Katong’s Peranakan heritage, GV Katong will have its own unique cinema concept â€• a Peranakan-inspired movie destination with contemporary charm.
Located in the new lifestyle mall 112 Katong, GV Katong houses eight cinema auditoriums; six traditional halls with stadium seating, digital projection and sound, as well as wall-to-wall screens. In addition, Golden Village will introduce two of the latest, redefined, luxurious Gold Class auditoriums, consisting of 56 cinema recliners.
Pioneering the concept of in-cinema gourmet dining, GV’s signature Gold Class also offers movie-goers a sampling of Peranakan cuisine, including Otak Samosas and Nonya Kueh delicacies, in addition to Chef Chris Foo’s signature Western dishes.
Golden Village was established to develop and operate modern, luxurious multiplex cinemas. Golden Village's first imprint in Singapore was made on 28 May 1992 with the successful opening of the Yishun 10 cinema complex. Today, Golden Village has a reputation of offering more choice, comfort and convenience at its cinemas.
Golden Village also offers to patrons:
An unmatched variety of movies to choose from at convenient screening times throughout the day so that patrons can walk in at practically any time of the day to catch a movie.
Supported by a central computerised system, Golden Village movie tickets can be bought via an integrated telephone system, internet buying facility and also at all AXS stations located island-wide. Our ticketing system automatically selects the best seats available at any one time although patrons may choose their own seats via our Internet booking facility.
Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a new S$120 million research centre at NTU, will harness the powers of micro-organisms for environmental and water sustainability.
The centre will look at innovative ways to process waste water efficiently and trapping greenhouse gases through the study of biofilms.
SCELSE already embarked on two flagship programmes in partnership with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, of which one involves analysing water samples from the Ulu Pandan wastewater reclamation plant to find a way to improve the treatment process.
A contemporary main challenge is to ensure clean water and a sustainable environment. The biological processes essential for achieving this objective reside with the activities of complex microbial biofilm communities, which turn the wheels of all biogeochemical cycles in both natural and engineered systems.
SCELSE seeks to become a world leader in biofilm research, to manipulate microbial communities and to deliver the capability to harness or control biofilms, wherever required. Ensuring beneficial biofilm actions in, for eg. remedial processes in the environment, potable water production, and preventative health, will bring about significant economic benefits worldwide.
SCELSE aims to explore, understand and manage biofilm-driven processes based on state-of-the-art genomic, molecular and analytical tools and facilitate engineering and bioprocess platforms to translate this knowledge to achieve novel environmental solutions with small environmental footprints.
SCELSE will be a leader and participant in the drive to create an environmentally sustainable world for our future generations and position Singapore in the rapidly expanding sustainability industry.
Universal Studios Singapore announced today that it will debut the world’s first Transformers ride this December, allowing its guests to be among the first to experience the blockbuster theme park attraction, aptly named Transformers The Ride. Based on the iconic brand from Hasbro and the popular film franchise directed by Michael Bay, who is also the creative consultant for the thrill ride, it will tell an original Transformers tale using realistic high definition 3D media, sophisticated visual effects, and one of the most elaborate roaming flight simulator systems ever integrated into a ride-car vehicle.
Setting a new standard in immersive theme park attractions, Transformers The Ride brings to life the story of the battle between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Deceptions. Guests will be transported into the world of Transformers as members of the Human-Autobot alliance called N.E.S.T., giving them the chance to ‘Live The Movies™’ and putting them right in the thick of the action protecting the Allspark from the Deceptions.
The extension of the Transformers movie franchise into a theme park thrill ride is an exciting part of the natural progression. This blockbuster, which made waves around the world with its stunning special effects and non-stop action, is the perfect recipe for a dynamic, thrilling theme park ride like none before it. This ride is truly one of a kind, pushing the boundaries of hyperrealism. Universal Studios and Resorts World are proud to continue the traditions of partnering with filmmakers to bring movie magic to our attractions.
Working with the immensely talented director Michael Bay as the ride’s creative consultant has been extraordinary. Transformers The Ride will tap into the larger-than-life characters and deliver an epic ride experience of a lifetime, thrilling guests from around the world when it opens at Universal Studios Singapore in December 2011 and Universal Studios Hollywood in Spring 2012.
Licensed from Hasbro, Inc. and in association with Dreamworks SKG, the attraction also enlisted the award-winning Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., which created the visual effects for the movie franchise, to produce ground-breaking visionary special effects and 3-D images exclusively for the ride.
Transformers The Ride at Universal Studios Singapore, Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, will reside in the Sci-Fi City zone, which is also currently home to the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster – Battlestar Galactica: Human and Battlestar Galactica: Cylon.
Universal Studios, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
The massive, slow moving Sandcrawlers from George Lucas' Star Wars films inspired the form of his new regional headquarters in Singapore. Designed by Aedas, the Sandcrawler Building will house a 100 seat theatre, LucasFilm Singapore offices, a public podium and other employee spaces. Neither rusty nor slow moving in this case, the glassy and streamlined building will combine a high performance facade with lush gardens and foliage that spills over terraces, resulting in a highly efficient commercial space. With construction already underway, we can look forward to this real life Star Wars manifestation sometime in 2012.
Restricted by height and setbacks, the Sandcrawler Building conforms to its site and is shaped like a long narrow horseshoe. A public podium open 24 hours will be in a lush garden space set on a granite base and complimented by recycled timber and natural stone. Shaded by the building overhead, the space, which will be overgrown with foliage, will be a respite from the heat and the sun and cooler than surrounding areas. The main feature of the eight story building is a 100 seat, state-of-the-art theater, which can be used for screenings, premieres or other events. Next to the theater will be a conference wing for use by LucasFilm or other offices.
The building’s profile was directly inspired by the iconic Sandcrawlers, which were used by the Jawas as huge mobile fortresses. The ephemeral exterior will be achieved with a low-iron glass layer and a second metallic-frit dot layer underneath. From the exterior, the building will appear chromed, but will still allow for daylight to reach into the offices without soaking up solar heat gain. The interior courtyard is more private and uses clear low-iron glass and allows for maximum daylighting and penetration into the inner offices.
A layer of aluminum louvers minimizes heat gain on the roof, which extends out over part of the courtyard and the terraces to provide shade. A fritted glass canopy over the courtyard also filters sunlight. At the horseshoe’s ends, overhanging terraces step down to the podium level. These private terraces will be covered with draping plants and shade the terrace below it. The high performance facade, along with the materials and lush vegetation are all part of the plan to help the project receive a Gold Plus Greenmark certification in Singapore.
Cathay is moving into the uber pampering market with the launch of Platinum Movie Suites at The Cathay Cineplex. The hall consists of an intimate 28-seater with full leather seats which have 50% more legroom than normal halls. It is believed that Platinum Movie Suites will appeal to patrons who are seeking a more exclusive and luxurious cinema-going experience.
Tickets cost $28 from Monday to Thursday and $38 from Friday to Sundays as well as public holidays and eve of public holidays. This does not include food and drinks, the menu for which ranges from gourmet light snack options to full three-course meals. Some of the new highlights include:
A dedicated box office which exclusively serves the patrons of the Platinum Movie Suites
With the purchase of a Platinum Movie Suites ticket, patrons can enjoy complimentary access to the exclusive Platinum Movie Lounge and enjoy a selection of entertainment & film trade magazines
WIFI access and complimentary usage of iPads at the Platinum Movie Lounge
A gourmet selection of the finest food and drinks
Butler service to see to your every need
Premium plush cushions and snug blankets
An extraordinary in-suite movie experience
Enjoy exciting and exclusive privileges when you charge with your American Express Cards from The Platinum Series and American Express Singapore Airlines PPS Club
The Cathay Cineplex, Levels 5 & 6, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road
Media group, MediaCorp, is moving out of its premises at Caldecott Hill. By 2015, it will be located at the new Mediapolis@one-north in Buona Vista. MediaCorp will be the anchor tenant at Mediapolis, and occupy 1.5 hectares of land and a built-up area of 79,500 square metres.
The 19-hectare Mediapolis is being promoted as a digital media hub and is expected to be completed by 2020. The broadcaster could also extend its facilities and services to other production houses for greater synergies and possible cost benefits. The infocomm infrastructure at Mediapolis, which includes a high-speed network and high density storage systems, will be a lure for digital content companies.
In 2006, MediaCorp had announced its decision to relocate to a site at Bukit Batok, but the plan was shelved due to high construction costs and the onset of the economic crisis. The move to a new campus gained traction as the economy improved and new options presented themselves.
The design of MediaCorp’s new complex will be high-rise in nature, with television studios and theatres occupying the lower floors. The move to one-north will be carried in phases, and is expected to be completed by mid-2015.
When completed in 2020, Mediapolis is envisionedto have movie studios, digital production and broadcast facilities, research labs, games and animation studios, offices and service apartments.
Shaw Theatres will impress cinema-goers with many "firsts" when now that it's new cinema at Nex has started screenings: the most number of 3D digital halls at one location; premium halls at a suburban district; 3D digital technology for premium halls; and dedicated in-cinema lift for the handicapped.
Occupying a space of 3,700 square metres, Shaw Theatres Nex has 10 halls and a seating capacity of 1,265 seats. Although located in a suburban mall, Shaw Theatres has invested and equipped out six of the 10 halls with digital technology with five being 3D digital halls! Shaw Theatres Nex boasts the most number of 3D halls at any single cinema location in Singapore.
At Nex, Shaw Theatres has also introduced the “Premiere Screen” concept – halls that provide a premium cinematic experience to consumers. With deluxe leather seats and premium dine-in services within a cosy hall of 48 seats, the Premiere Screen halls at nex will bring an element of luxury to the doorstep of suburban residents. Targeting a discerning audience, Premiere Screen will be the first premium halls to feature 3D digital technology.
Nex's position as a major suburban mall well-connected by public transport makes it an attractive venue, hence their significant investment at this location. We are equipping five halls with 3D digital technology. There is no other cinema with as many 3D halls in one location. To complement the strong emphasis on technology, the new Shaw Theatres' design is clean and contemporary. Their open-concept Box Office is designed to bring them closer to our patrons.
Shaw Theatres Nex will also feature a new and exciting in-cinema advertising concept. There will be a Mega Canvas with Panasonic's 103-inch as the centerpiece and 6 x 50-inch screens with living posters display. The Mega Canvas has pixels that make up to more than 3 HD screens.
FilmGarde, the latest addition to the cinema scene in Singapore, offers movie goers a brand new experience in cinematic entertainment like no other in Singapore. Located on the 3rd storey of Leisure Park Kallang, FilmGarde presents 6 new halls with over 800 seats for your movie going pleasure, fully equipped with Digital Theatre System (DTS) and state of the art Dolby Digital Surround Ex system.
Filmgarde - Leisure Park Kallang, presents halls ranging from some 122 seats to 158 seats capacity and is also a choice venue for a wide variety of events such as movie premieres, product launches, seminars, press conferences and private parties.
5 Stadium Walk #03-10 - #03-15, Leisure Park Kallang
Verve Bar & Bistro has become the latest place to chill and the best reason yet to check out the hidden delights of Gillman Village.
Verve’s home is the old "Regal Cinema". Once a hang-out for British Officers it has been nicely converted to offer stylish air conditioned and alfresco dining, set amongst the original greenery and secluded outlook that sets Verve apart from many other Bistros in town.
Verve is about doing simple things right. It is unpretentious, easy going and relaxed; and yet has a unique style, and flair that is well suited for those looking for somewhere a little special that’s off the beaten track.
By day, Verve is a spacious clean fresh looking bistro that offers great value lunch deals for executives from the local technology park. At night however Verve transforms into a unique stylish setting with an exclusive cocktail bar (try their Appletini, it's the BEST!) and a candle-lit deck that’s perfect for quiet romantic diners and private parties.