Your child will receive a custom salon experience that will make them look forward to getting their hair cut repeatedly!
Your little one will enjoy an interactive environment with special touches like their signature train, automobile and airplane chairs. Each chair comes equipped with its own television that will keep your child entertained. Their stylists have years of experience working with children and they aim to provide high quality children’s haircuts in a fun, safe and comfortable environment.
Stall 77 PasarBella, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road
With its unique mix of 10 bungalow homes, Michael's Residences is a new luxurious development set in the heart of nature amongst the greenery that extends from the nearby Dairy Farm Nature Park. Mere minutes from town, this is the perfect sanctuary from which comfort and convenience are never too far away.
The property is designed by Diego Molina. Diego has made a name for himself in Singapore's architectural conservation landscape, with a number of award-winning projects over the years. His minimalist style and dedication to form often result in a design that is both functional as well as an aesthetic delight.
Teo Boon Kiat is responsible for the interior design. With numerous residential showrooms, offices and F&B restaurants under his belt, Boon Kiat has a knack for setting the appropriate mood for each interior project that he takes on. His extreme attention to detail is evident in his choice of colours and textures.
While nature has inspired many man-made creations , the developers of Eco Sanctuary take that concept to new heights with the development of a luxurious condominium that attempts to emulate the ecology of its surroundings.
Ecologically-themed gardens wrap around the residences, including the Papillon Path, Sunbird Walk, Dragonfly Walk and Lotus Creek. This nature corridor culminates at the Butterfly Gate, which links to the great outdoors. The landscape is designed to integrate with the adjacent park and leads to a cycling and jogging trail as well as the Central Catchment Reserve.
True to its green inspiration, the Eco Sanctuary aims to achieve the BCA Greenmark Platinum standard that will not only help you save on utility bills but also promote sustainability. Some of these features include lifts with a sleep mode, rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation with rain sensor and motion sensors.
The three towers comprise 483 apartments of one, two, three and four-bedroom units featuring high ceilings at 3.4 metres. The condominium will incorporate resort-style recreational facilities, including sky terraces, a sky bridge with a panoramic view, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse and alfresco decks. The sky terraces at each tower offer you gourmet dining rooms, cocktail bars and massage spas for private parties. Hammocks and cabanas are also available for those who just want to relax.
The clubhouse, meanwhile, is planned around a hexagonal sculptural pool on the inside. From the outside, the entire structure appears to float above the swimming pool.
To the south west of Funtasy Island off Batam and just 16km away from Singapore, built on the seabed like the traditional Kelong, will lie the AquaVilla.
Imagination, originality and a love for Nature are the roots of AquaVilla’s architecture. Each villa has thoughtful and ingenious design features to cultivate an intimate interaction with the oceanic environment around you. One is the living area’s wall panels, that you can slide away to transform your home into a completely open villa filled with sea breeze and light. Another is the circular staircase that leads both upstairs to the bedrooms and down below the villa. This staircase actually leads right down to the seabed that is then only revealed at low tide, offering you an entirely new space to explore. Just some of the exciting ways AquaVilla will shape your experience with Nature.
Inspired by the delicate outline of a jewel necklace, AquaVilla has an intricate arrangement of over 108 villas that offer everyone a lovely, lingering view. Looking out, you have the spectacular infinity of sky and sea. Gazing in, you have the serenity of the landscaped lagoon, all for the exclusive few in AquaVilla.
Nestled in the prestigious upper class bungalow enclave of Jervois Road, Chatsworth and Bishopsgate, Mon Jervois offers serenity, prestige, convenience and privacy.
Mon jervois promises luxurious living in the heart of the city amidst rich heritage of nature beauty and greeneries. Located within minutes drive of Orchard Road, the property offers ready convenience to shopping entertainment and eateries together with many amenities.
The condominium offers an excellent combination of typical units with high ceilings heights of 3.3 metres and special loft units with ceiling heights of 6.7 metres. In addition to it's unique modern facade, Mon Jervois has excellent architectural design with unit sizes ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, including penthouses. Every unit has spaciously designed living rooms and bedrooms with efficient and functional layouts together with branded quality of excellent finishings.
Conveniently situated in the east of Singapore, d’Nest is an eco-friendly residence planned with cosiness and privacy in mind.
d’Nest nurtures you and your family the way nature intended. Solar panels, organic forms, eco-features and generous landscape spaces characterise this lush haven. Soothing eco-features, such as the Sky Terraces increase the greenery within the development, creating a natural cooling effect that calms the soul. The Sky Terraces are also designed to connect with the lift lobbies, providing more common green spaces for residents.
The property is a 912-unit condominium, comprising 12 blocks, with a huge variety of unit configuration ranging from one to five-bedroom apartments as well as sprawling penthouses.
Three uniquely-themed clubhouses: Recreation Nest, Gathering Nest and Music Nest at d’Nest provide an excellent mix of activities suited for everyone in the family. Adding a touch of nature to your haven for relaxation are the Wing Hammocks and Lace Pavilions. Fitness enthusiasts can also rejuvenate at the Aqua Gym or with a game of tennis.
Only 88 units are available for the lucky few. Soaring 10 storeys in the neighbourhood, Lloyd Sixty Five stands tall among the rest. Representing luxury at its very best.
A lavish nature-inspired residence creating seamless harmony between the best of both worlds. Satisfy your desire for quietude with a relaxing stroll through the natural landscape.
The facade presents a modern and very structural building that instantly evokes feelings of security and chic. If you are looking for an understated yet luxurious place to live in the city, then this is certainly the best option for you.
Living at Lloyd Sixty Five is not without its perks, with all its amenities. It is practically impossible for you not to fall in love with the condominium over and over again. If you want to cool off after a long day, then the lavish swimming pool area is waiting for you to enjoy. If you want to ease on your tired body, then you will be able to use the deluxe jacuzzi area nearby. Not forgetting the great gymnasium within the premises for you to work out with the all latest equipment.
The Privé Group, one of Singapore’s most dynamic lifestyle and F&B operators, has launched The Green Door, the ultimate "Before & After" bar designed to be the perfect spot for meeting friends, anytime, day or night.
Set within the lush gardens of Dempsey, The Green Door effortlessly blends the line between indoor and out in a beautifully reinvented way.
Whether it’s before or after dinner, before you head out clubbing, or the next day after a big night out; the Green Door is the perfect spot to simply relax and enjoy a luscious environment with a unique twist.
You are invited to literally step behind The Green Door into a space brimming with inventive interior décor designed by The Stripe Collective. From old gramophones crafted into elegant oversized flower lighting, a 1930's bicycle turned into a quirky washroom feature, a vintage chest of drawers transformed into a herb garden, or a whimsical wall of refashioned drawers that also turn into table tops and shelving... a refreshingly unexpected experience awaits within.
Take your time to spot all the curios and knick-knacks carefully placed within the beautifully lit landscaped garden, where a surprise waits at every corner. Best of all, you can enjoy a garden atmosphere no matter where you choose to be, whether it be at the more vibrant indoor bar, or the more relaxed alfresco area surrounded by sumptuous foliage - the casual yet chic ambiance always evokes a sense of being close to everything…and yet away from it all!
The Green Door’s extensive drinks menu also boasts subtle garden nuances. Together with distinctive and often playful presentations, the signature cocktails including Life’s A Peach, Marilyn Chambers' Tipple and Raunchy Redhead, featuring produce freshly plucked from their organic fruit & herb garden, are often a sight and taste to behold.
Feeling peckish? Then The Green Door’s creative yet satisfying fare, including Crispy Corn & Shrimp Fritters, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumlets and Mexican Catfish Salad, is perfect for sharing and guaranteed to satisfy every craving.
After closing their flagship unit at "Pacific Plaza", streetwear label Stussy has re-opened its first Chapter store at 313@ somerset.
In 1980, Shawn Stussy was a local cult surfboard shaper who took his scrawled signature logo from his foam masterpieces and applied it to t-shirts that he sold with his boards around Laguna Beach, California.
As the clothing line expanded, it's raw and modern aesthetic soon developed into the next generation of new wave beach culture. They grew during a time when epochal shifts which eternally framed contemporary popular culture were taking place. In the music scene, the late 70's gave us punk. Then the early 80's brought us into the new DIY music called rap. Punk broke creative and aesthetic barriers and taught us that anyone could have a band. Rap then preceded not only to push social boundaries but also explore the ideas of remixing and sampling These new ideas and territories created a new modern platform for fashion and cultural expression.
With Stussy's success came the opportunity to travel and spread the Stussy vibe. They hooked up with trendsetters in New York, London, Tokyo and other areas of the world. Stussy clothing was inspired by this international group of musicians, skaters, DJs and artists with similar tastes, which helped to shape the brand into an international streetwear label.
Today, Stussy exists as a brand with worldwide respect and independence. With over sixty stores across the globe and a very strong tribe still in effect, Stussy is a leader in the culture which they helped start almost 30 years ago.
Enjoy the full-range of the brand’s collection in their new minimalist-industrial boutique.
The Residences consist of 171 residential units with 2 shops and various unit mixes of 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms apartments. The habitat is brilliantly mapped out in the serene landed property enclave for exclusiveness.
On the ground floor units, there are 2, 3, 3 dual-key and 4 dual-key configuration that come with high ceiling and units jacuzzis. The penthouses, also have high ceiling and are equipped with either a Jacuzzi or swimming pool as well as a BBQ pit.
Their studio apartments are self suffcient in terms of having their own bathroom and kitchen, essentially en-suites rooms by themselves.
Every element of prestige and vibrancy radiates, with incredible amenities and facilities, for you to lead a flawless lifestyle in this city fringe location.
Immerse in the blend of activities like shopping, dining at the many shops, eateries and supermarkets which can be found near the development.
It’s modern façade is a splendid sight to behold with sleek lines and a modern design to create a seamless blend between urban lifestyle and nature.
Only the finest quality finishings will be provided in Jade Residences. Top brands leave their mark in the beautifully-designed apartments, giving that ultimate luxurious feel, you desire.
A pioneer in botanical formulations for over 30 years, Crabtree & Evelyn fuses the power of nature and science, luxury and comfort and the wisdom of the past and present, to create sensorial pleasures for the body and spirit.
Like the motto of their namesake, John Evelyn - a 17th century renaissance Englishman, who wrote one of the first important works on conservation - Crabtree & Evelyn "explores everything and keeps the best" to transform the ordinary rituals of daily life into extraordinary pleasurable experiences.
Crabtree & Evelyn is sold in more than 40 countries, with over 6000 locations and 500 concept stores worldwide.
Note di Sicilia is a new fine Gelateria - Bar - Lounge at Quayside Isle. Enjoy a traditional gelato made with fresh Italian milk, sorbetti made from seasonal fruits as well as Italian spring water and the famous Sicilian granita.
In a sumptuous Italian place, you will discover their signature cocktails and frozen shooters.
The greatest luxury of all is simplicity: honest flavours, authentic techniques and ingredients, traditional craftsmanship and the complete absence of gimmickry. This authenticity and commitment to excellence is what sets Italy’s master gelato makers apart.
They use a special tool for stirring gelato that mechanically reproduces the manual technique practised by the Mastri Galatai from the 17th century onwards.
Bellwethers Bistro Bar emphasizes simplicity in its design and focuses on allowing you to bask in the edgy and unpretentious cultural heritage of the locale.
Located just on the fringe of the city, Desker Road is a quirky and unconventional neighborhood rich in history and full of color. The appeal lies in its raw, edgy feel and the idiosyncratic characters who form the backdrop of this unique environment.
This avant-garde neighborhood transports you out of the immaculate, pristine, constructed city that Singapore has long been both highly acclaimed and maligned for. Away from the tall skyscrapers and glitzy shopping malls, Desker Road is lined with beautifully restored shophouses that exude a quaint Peranakan charm. Bellwethers’ goal is to create a quirky and offbeat watering hole away from the humdrum of Singapore’s concrete jungle and bring cool to this charming hidden gem.
Enjoy a casual evening over ice-cold beer, sip on their signature cocktails or chat up strangers in an unpretentious setting.
Sink your teeth into your first Chewy Junior and you'll know it's not any ordinary cream puff.
It's crispy on the outside, yet soft and chewy on the inside, making it perfect to munch on. The puffs were an accidental creation by founder Kevin Ong, who had experimented with a blend of recipes from two different countries. It then took him two years to adjust the processes and bring the puffs to perfection. The result is a healthier version as the puffs are baked and not fried and use only the finest ingredients and pure dairy products from mother nature.
Chewy Junior sells thousands of puffs daily in every outlet. You'll be spoilt with choice with their selection of delicious flavours to choose from.
Nouvel 18 is a new exclusive development that signifies prestige like no other. Enveloped within the serenity of nature, life is absolutely beautiful with rustling leaves orchestrating the sound track of your sanctuary.
Located in the heart of the city, Nouvel 18 showcases a panoramic vantage point of Singapore's dynamic city space. Standing at a height of 36 storeys all units enjoy an unobstructed breathtaking panoramic view of the pristine Orchard and City View.
Nouvel 18 is a timeless investment boasting with 8 "Sky Garden" spaces of thematic lifestyle gardens by renowned Pritzker Prize winner: French Architect Jean Nouvel.
Whitley Residence puts you close to not only nature but also modern conveniences and is a spectacle of magnificence even from the outside. With a stunning facade, luxurious amenities and an enviable location, you will love every moment spent in your lavish abode. Well-designed spacious interior provides the restful comfort of a home that embraces warmth and elegance.
With an excellent host of communal facilities in the embrace of verdant beauties, life is more than just fulfilled everyday. Surrounded by the gentle sounds of all the water-themed recreational facilities, you will forget the intensity of modern work stress.
Its prime location makes travelling anywhere a breeze. Drivers have easy connections to major expressways such as the Central Expressway (CTE), the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).
Community in Action for Kheam Hock is a long-term, community-led initiative to improve the living environment by growing bird and butterfly-attracting plants. Covering an area of approximately 100ha, Kheam Hock lies between two biodiversity-rich areas: the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Hence, NParks has earmarked Kheam Hock as a Nature Way, a route planted with specific trees and shrubs to facilitate the movement of animals between two green spaces. Three other Nature Ways have been identified, at Admiralty, Tampines and Yishun. NParks is currently collaborating with NSS and schools along the Nature Ways to grow more plants and carry out biodiversity surveys. It is estimated that more than 60km of the Nature Ways will be planted up by 2015.
Some 20 households in the area have also agreed to grow plants within their premises or on allocated plots as part of NParks' Community in Bloom programme.
This 99 year leasehold EC with 665 unit along Canberra Drive includes three and four bedroom units as well as 5 bedroom penthouses. It also boasts dual key apartments, a studio typically attached to either 3 and 4 bedders to enable extended families to live together.
For greater weekend fun, you will be able to enjoy a unique lifestyle with a combination of nature adventure and family fun at the Family Bay and Rower's Bay at Lower Seletar Reservoir as well as Woodlands Waterfront.
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.
Their name, 2-face, reflects the concept of metamorphosis, from traditional kopitiam (coffee shop) in the day to casual chic place for drinks at night.
The kopitiam at Blk 56 of Eng Hoon Street is transformed into Two Face Pizza and Taproom. Gone are the hawker stalls peddling yong tau foo, noodles and vegetarian bee hoon. They are cheekily hidden behind huge chalkboards. Kopitiam by day, casual pizza bar by night. An efficient and ingenious use of space.
Their carefully prepared menu features similarly unique fare, fusing tried-and-tested favourites with new mouth-watering recipes.
They include Kiam He Pizza and Two Face Signature Drink, which is made with sour plum, caixin and pineapple.
Vertu, the leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has launched a new outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 2’s Transit Mall. Offering the finest quality in mobile phone design and engineering.
The brand combines pioneering design, luxury technology and unrivalled beauty to create the world's most exclusive handsets. Handmade in England using the finest materials to create the perfect finish. The Vertu handset has become a symbol of luxury and your key to a world of unique experiences and a life beautifully arranged.
Vertu and the legendary italian car brand: Ferrari got united by a shared passion for design, craftsmanship and performance. In their pursuit of excellence. Vertu and Ferrari have been creating some limited editions mobile phones and a range of exclusive services giving you access to the exciting world of Ferrari.
The flagship model is called the Signature. Its key pad contains nearly 5 carats of ruby bearings. Other models include: Ascent, Constellation Classic, Ayxta, along with smartphones Constellation Quest and the Constellation Touch. Ascent phones are designed to be lightweight and durable, made of aluminium or titanium with vulcanised rubber and leather. The Constellation Classics are simple and small handsets. Ayxtas are flip phones that come in numerous variants and colors. The Quest is the first smartphone by Vertu, equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard made from sapphire sculpted keys. The Constellation T is the first touchscreen model from Vertu.
Natures Collection is a nature and wildlife animal theme concept store that offers you the widest range of nature related toys, gifts and merchandise. Besides the huge collection of cute, soft and cuddly to exotic and realistic looking stuffed toys, animal lovers will be spoilt for choice with a wonderful array of animal figurines, jigsaw puzzles and games, educational and wooden toys and many other nature theme related gifts.
The merchandise is mainly imported from well-known European and American manufacturers, which emphasize on the uniqueness of design, quality and safety of the products.
The store also believes in its social responsibility of educating and doing their part to protect our living environment. Their products are sourced from socially responsible manufacturers. On top of that, a number of the products provide the opportunity for you (when you purchase these products) to contribute to organisations like WWF (World-Wide Fund for Nature), in their efforts to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment.
The beauty and wonders of Nature and Wildlife will captivate your heart regardless of your age.
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
A new Egg-ccessorize has opened at Orchard Central.
EGG3 was founded by two partners, Annie Tan and Mike Tan in 2004. They wanted to create a place for you to find products that have character and unique enough for every different individual.
Entering the new EGG3 concept store is a pleasant visual feast, the eclectic mix of French inspired and Chinoiserie style. The store represents a wide array of home ware accessories, traditional as well as contemporary, presented with wit, innovation and imagination, offering ideas and suggestions to inspire you to create your own unique environment. The new store is brightly lit, improved layout, more spacious, wider assortment of collectibles, encompassing all the right essence of retail environment to achieve a satisfying shopping experience.
Most of the merchandise is saleable, including some of the art-décor cabinets, exclusively designed lamp shades and carpets. They have also included a scent collection of limited distribution of Prada and Paul Smith fragrances, which are carefully chosen to synergize with the nuances of their unique store aesthetics.
New collections include in-house designs of nature-inspired t-shirts, cushion covers and collectible accessories, a collaboration with some of the finest graphic designers in Singapore.
Comprising three residential colleges for 1,000 students, the campus balances the traditions of Yale with the cultural and climatic influences of Southeast Asia. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects developed a contemporary architectural language of clear and inviting processional entrances, sun and rain-screened colonnades and roof forms with generous eaves.
Set in a lush landscape, the 62,000-square-meter campus is comprised of courtyards punctuated by residential towers and a community of learning and social spaces. At its heart is a campus green flanked by academic and administrative buildings, including the learning commons, auditorium, sports hall, and an open-air, sheltered gathering place, the Agora.
The signature gates of the Yale campus are reinterpreted with metalwork patterns inspired by Southeast Asian textiles.
At the main entrance, glass-enclosed stairwells and a colonnade are topped by an inward-sloping roof of grand scale. At the center of the roof is a square oculus, which sends a dramatic cascade of rainwater into a large circular reflecting pool below.
The heart of the campus is a lush garden and arboretum with six heritage trees and an eco-pond that will capture and filter rainwater. At opposite sides of the central green space will be academic and administrative buildings to include a library, performance complex, science labs and sports center. The Learning Commons, which contains the library and a multi-media center, will be set on a slope to symbolize the pinnacle of knowledge.
National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
The highly-anticipated Dr Hauschka Skin Care opened at ION Orchard, introducing a holistic range of head to toe organic skin care, from hair to face & body and even oral care.
The selection includes a local retail brand Beauty By Nature, which brings international botanical beauty brands from around the world to its convenient new location in the heart of Orchard Road.
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care preparations and treatment methods are based on their founder's mission: to support the healing of humanity and the earth, a mission reflected in everything from the sustainable agriculture behind their ingredients to their holistic approach to business.
Your health is of great importance to you, and for them. For over forty years Dr.Hauschka products have nurtured millions of people, both inside and out. Dr.Hauschka Skin Care and Home Remedies were developed based on the understanding that your body is smart, and when it is guided and supported with the proper, natural skin care products and homeopathic medicines, you can enjoy a lifetime of good health.
Their unique, ground-breaking products are made from organic, Biodynamic and ethically wild-harvested plant and mineral ingredients. Each ingredient is hand-processed according to their signature methods of preparation and manufactured to pharmaceutical standards.
Dr Hauschka allows you to care for your health naturally. Their preparations work cooperatively with your body’s natural processes to achieve a glowing complexion, a healthy body and a lasting beauty that comes from within.
W Singapore was recently inaugurated on Sentosa Cove, the island remixes urban culture with glowing casinos, untamed nature, private berths and ivory beaches.
You will have anything you need. Work out in the gym or splash at "Wet", their outdoor pool, then recharge at "Away Spa". Hang out on the Great Room terrace with marina views. Sample innovative sips at "Woobar" or creative tastes at the kitchen table restaurant.
Take your pick of their 240 colorful guest rooms and suites. All house a soothing rainforest shower and separate bathtub, and some even offer ocean views. They’re also fully wired with Wi-Fi, top technology and entertainment facilities.
Situated just off the southern tip of Singapore, the island’s vibrant beach bars alternate with chic restaurants, indulgent spas, and tempting attractions, like Universal Studios or the casino at Resorts World Sentosa.
Laline is now open at Bugis Junction. The internationally successful store, specializes in aromatic bath & body care products for body and soul.
Laline's beauty line was created by two Israeli cousins who had a solid friendship and made their dream come true with the opening of their first store in 1999. The strong family connection and the feminine bond are uniquely reflected in the warm and welcoming customer experience offered in more than 60 Laline boutiques worldwide.
Laline's products are a balanced work of art consisting of blending only the finest ingredients of nature together with innovative research and science. Committed to quality, Laline uses essential oils and scents sourced in the Provence region of France and mineral salts from the Dead Sea, and marries them together until they reach perfect aroma and texture. They pride themselves on being a cruelty-free company.
With special collections for men, babies, girls and women of all ages, the Laline line of products will appeal to the whole family. They offer a significant variety of original scents that were created especially for the company and a wide selection of products that include soaps and candles, lotions and fragrances, accessories and loungewear, all beautifully packaged in vintage chic recyclable containers.
Laline's retail environment offers an escape from the noise and stresses of the day, a sanctuary of pampering moments out of the busy life. The all-white shabby-chic boutique design exudes a pure clean atmosphere that goes hand-in-hand with the Laline promise to nourish the body and soul.
Tamarind Hill, renowned in the Malaysian dining scene for over 12 years, has now made its way to Singapore. Perched a top Labrador Nature Reserve, the restaurant is reminiscent of the original Tamarind Hill in Kuala Lumpur, preserving the milieu of being in a stand-alone restored historical bungalow amid vast, lush surroundings.
The colonial bungalow, now fashioned with Tamarind's unmistakable neo- rustic charm, exudes a nostalgic and cosy ambiance. In a contemporary setting which preserves the old charm of the original house. You'll be lured into a domain of high ceilings decorated with 4-meter long chandeliers, candle lit wall lamps, modern Asian furniture and exquisite antiques. Enter a opulent mood, yet unpretentious that synchronizes in perfect harmony with the classic Thai flavours Tamarind Hill is best known for.
The restaurant's original layout spans 3 distinct dining areas over 12,000 square feet of space. Diners have much luxury of privacy, whether indoor in private corners or outdoor on the lanai which looks out to the sea. A unique feature of the restaurant is its colossal colonial-syle long bar that feeds the eyes as soon as one steps through the entrance. Where aperitifs and cocktails are served before or after dinner. You will dispose of an extensive wine list and creative concoctions.
Helmed by executive chef, Thiti Thammanatr, the restaurant offers a balance of simple and straightforward, unadorned traditional Siamese specialties along with a refined selection on the classics. One of the signature main courses not to be missed is the grilled Wagyu sirloin and foie gras topped with green curry reduction.
Chef Thiti, a culinary expert who's professionalism and experience span to 27 years, takes anecdotes of regional Thai cuisine and recreates it. You can expect on the menu the duck and lychee salad, a delicious salad that will whet your appetite. And an all-time favourite is the deep-fried river lobster served with Tamarind sauce. There is also an array of soup choices, crustaceans, meats and vegetables, all cooked with fresh and true ingredients to retain all authenticity, flavors and level of spiciness.
Tamarind Hill offers a unique venue for any occasion minutes from the city.
Situated along the fringe of a tropical rainforest on Sentosa, the Equarius Hotel will ensconce you in a haven of lush greenery. An integral part of Resorts World Sentosa, the Equarius Hotel is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and families alike and is a stone's throw from nature hikes amidst verdant grounds and the island's numerous attractions, including a water theme park.
You will be accommodated in oversized deluxe rooms and suites, boasting balconies with gracious, panoramic views of either forest or sea, in deference to nature. A full complement of luxurious in-room amenities coupled with round-the-clock room service ensures a peerless stay experience. Enjoy a superior slumber on luxe mattresses paired with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen in all guestrooms, and spacious bathrooms with double vanity areas, tubs and separate showers. A exclusive 24-hour personal butler service is available for suite rooms.
An exquisite dining experience awaits you at Forest, a unique dining concept helmed by renowned celebrity chef Sam Leong. Dine under a forest canopy inspired ceiling, whilst savoring chef Leong's signature flavourful creations. Equarius Hotel is also complemented by a full level devoted to meeting and function rooms to suit every purpose.
Blossom Residences, a prestige new executive condo, developed by City Development, offers a wide range of facilities and entertainment, catering of all ages. All apartments come with North-South Orientation, to minimise the afternoon sun and enjoy a breeze of fresh air throughout the night.
Blossom Residences, is an executive condominium unlike any other. From its excellent location, to its spacious landscaping, to the cosy apartments and full condominium facilities.
The National Library will be home to the world’s first green library for kids in 2013. Planning to transform the kids section of the National Library into an eco-landscape.
Named “My Tree House”, the new library section is designed with environmental sustainability in mind, from its design and infrastructure. It is modelled after an enchanted forest, with spaces for hands-on learning.
The library has been designed to create an enchanted forest ambience with fun spaces for hands-on learning and reflections. “My Tree House” takes its name aptly after the centrepiece which is a tree house structure constructed with recyclable materials. It will evoke the feeling of a special place for children as featured in story books.
Targeted for completion in mid-2013, the library will be home to 70,000 books. About 30% of these books will focus on green topics such as animals, plants, nature, water resources, environment and climate change. NLB plans to work with other public agencies such as the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, National Climate Change Secretariat, National Environment Agency, National Parks Board and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency in developing the library’s collection and on using the library for environmental education and outreach. A wide range of tailored activities like games, storytelling and craft-making to spur interest in children ages 4 to 12 are being planned. NLB is also gathering feedback and suggestions to customise the experience for child visitors. Members of the public can provide suggestions through email or forms at the library.
Some changes are to be made at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.â€¨â€¨ It will be developed into Chestnut Nature Park, aiming to make nature more accessible.
The new park will be very convenient for nature walks, hiking and mountain biking. It hosts a rich biodiversity of wildlife, including the mouse deer, pangolin, monitor lizard and birds.
There will be panoramic views of the nature reserve to be enjoyed at a new seven-storey tower which will also facilitate research on animals that live among the tree canopies. A 30-kilometre cycling loop allowing residents to cycle from the heartlands to the nature reserves by 2018. Native plants and trees will be planted in early 2015.
Nature reserves will become more accessible. The intention is to bring nature closer to people and people closer to nature. It will give you the opportunity to experience nature at your homes. â€¨These developments, are part of Singapore's transformation into a City in a Garden, aiming at enriching biodiversity.
For those who rather appreciate nature from the comforts of their own home, there's good news.â€¨â€¨ NParks plans to install four cameras around the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve from mid-September.â€¨ You will be able can catch live footage of otters frolicking in a pond via their computers or mobile phones.
Eon Shenton rises at the coveted site of 70 Shenton Way, illuminating the Tanjong Pagar waterfront with its majestic grandeur. In the Central Business District each angle gives rise to international recognition and promises impressive city and sea views that extend towards the waterfront bungalows of Sentosa.
It’s a 32 storey high building comprises of 23 shops, 98 Offices and 123 Residential Units with facilities on sky decks. A rare development, which allows you to shop, work, play and stay in one building.
Eon Shenton's elegant landscaping recreates a resort-living ambiance amidst and urban neighborhood. A generous array of lush foliage and tree canopies envelops the building inside-out.Nature lovers will enjoy the greenery that greets you upon entry as well as the exotic flora and fauna line the 6th, 14th and 22nd storey sky decks.
Be where Tanjong Pagar transforms into a prime Waterfront City, boasting a host of residential spaces, hotels, lifestyle, retail, tourism and commercial facilities. All it takes is a 5 minute walk to access Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.
The Coastal Settlement - a casual dining restaurant, cafe and bar, that provides you the one of its kind village home-like environment, with a view of Mother Nature’s plantation of greens and a peek of the sea.
Take a break and extricate yourself from your hectic metropolitan lifestyle and allow yourself to enter an aura of relaxation in a halcyon atmosphere.
Run by the Urban Group, which also runs bar-eatery CM-PB in Dempsey Hill, the 8,000 sq ft single-storey restaurant seats 250 indoors and another 50 outdoors.
Go relive the old days gone by with your family and friends, there will be much to talk about...
British label Mulberry’s romantic and inspired take on the heritage and craft found in the English countryside established it as a champion of that look in the market. Heritage and English charm are one of the primary facets of the brand, yet today this has been combined with European sensibility and modern, innovative new designs for the new century.
The bag collections take in a whole range of personalities, from the timeless understated Bayswater, the slouchy casual Mitzy, ultra-glam Daria and the Brit-girl cool, inspired by Alexa Chung, of the Alexa. Designed by Emma Hill, Mulberry often skips faddish trends for timeless classics, with designs that often incorporate splashes of fun and humour, meaning that Mulberry bags appeal to a whole spectrum of ages; both fashionistas and collectors alike.
Mulberry was established with modest roots in Somerset, England (where their UK factory is still based) and has emerged into a international fashion brand over the years and through countless bags.
They love to share their latest behind the scenes news, pictures and gossip from inside the Mulberry world with their followers; and don't forget to tell them about your Mulberry moments! As for Mulberry, they believe in real luxury, craftsmanship, fairytales and a nice cup of tea. Oh, and the odd slice of cake...
With eye-catching light fixtures and simplistic shelving displays, Mulberry fans in Singapore will have a whale of a time checking out its newly arrived Spring, Summer 2012 collection. Highlights include the Esignature, Velina, Effie and Harriet bags, which are all finished in marshmallow soft leathers and in fantstic new colours like pebbled beige, khaki, fudge and pastels.
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The much anticipated Punggol Point Park recreational project was officially declared open by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on 20 November 2011. Active residents of the Pasir Ris-Punggol Constituency marked the occasion with their Seniors' Sports Day at the newly minted park. Located next to Punggol jetty, the 0.6ha Punggol Point Park comprises lily ponds, a children's playground, a viewing deck and an events plaza. It is part of the 1.2km Punggol Point Walk.
Just years ago, much of the Punggol Point coastline was inaccessible to the public. Moreover, there was no continuous connection and provision of open spaces along the waterfront for recreational purposes. Avid anglers who visited the coastline during the weekends had to make their way to various fishing spots via other roads within Punggol Town.
Now, visitors can enjoy panoramic sea views on the ship-inspired elevated viewing deck that overlooks the Straits of Johor at Punggol Point Park. City-weary residents can soak in the laidback atmosphere of the coastline or admire the tranquil calm of the giant lily ponds. Children will enjoy kicking back sand at the playground, one of a few on the island with a sand bed. Cyclists and joggers will also enjoy the use of dedicated cycling tracks and footpaths along the waterfront promenade at Punggol Point Walk.
Punggol Point Walk is one of three thematic zones of the scenic 4.9 km-long Punggol Promenade. This 1.2 km waterfront promenade and park, will anchor the planned recreational cluster at Punggol Point. The 1.3 km Riverside Walk, which anchored the growing recreational cluster at Punggol East, was the first thematic zone unveiled to the residents in March this year and is a lively and family-friendly promenade.
Built by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Punggol Promenade will link up the two recreational clusters at Punggol Point and Punggol East. The Promenade is also linked to the park connectors along Punggol Reservoir and Serangoon Reservoir, forming a continuous 17 km loop around the north-eastern part of Singapore. When fully completed, members of the public can walk, jog and cycle all the way from Riverside Walk over at Punggol East to the park at Punggol Point. Next year, the public can also look forward to the completion of the third thematic zone of the Promenade – the 2.5 km Nature Walk.
The $16.7 million Punggol Promenade project is part of the URA's Parks and Waterbodies and Identity Plans to open up the coastal areas and introduce new recreational activities and amenities for the residents to enjoy. Punggol Point was one of the four areas whose rustic coastal charms were recognised, and will be retained and enhanced further. Drawn up and exhibited in 2002, the plan was aimed to introduce new attractions that will not only enhance visitors' experiences but also preserve the unique laid-back and village-like appeal that the areas are well-known for.
Similarly, the design of all the thematic zones in the Punggol Promenade aims to retain, reinforce and enhance the existing rustic environment and natural beauty of the coastline. This latest recreational destination is a collective effort from the project team, leaders and residents from the grassroots and Constituency, the agencies from the public sector and supporters from the private sector. Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd had contributed 1000 trees that were planted along the entire length of Punggol Promenade to increase the shade and greenery along the route.
It is not just greenery that has flourished along the coastline. The very biodiversity of the area has been enhanced with the addition of various leisure destinations in the area. The Lorong Halus Wetland, the two new reservoirs and the Punggol Promenade will provide new nature areas for biodiversity to thrive. Some of the species of plants and wildlife that have appeared in increasing frequency over the past year include eagles, kingfishers and waterhens.
The Punggol Promenade is the latest in a series of improvement projects that the URA has undertaken around the island to enhance the living environment of residents. These include the Southern Ridges, the Woodlands Waterfront and the soon-to-be completed Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk.
The second phase of MacRitchie Reservoir’s S$5 million facelift has been completed. Among its new attractions is a submerged boardwalk that allows visitors to get a little closer to nature. The boardwalk is located near the edge of the reservoir. The plants lining the boardwalk serve more than just beautifying the area. It also has an environmental friendly function.
It has water plants such as the Beach Morning Glory and Pigweed, which help to purify the water in the reservoir by filtering out sediment. There are also dykes and reed beds, which filter out rainwater from the surrounding pavements before they flow into the reservoir. Larger sediments in the water are allowed to settle while the plants on the reed beds absorb the pollutants, so cleaner water flows into the reservoir.
This feature also helps to cleanse the stormwater, using natural systems like the plants and soil to treat the stormwater before it goes back to the main water body. Another environmentally-friendly feature is the new hilltop restaurant. Decked out with a partial glass roof, the restaurant will allow visitors to enjoy not only sunlight in the day, but also dining under the night sky.
MacRitchie’s iconic bandstand and zigzag bridge, which was gazetted as a heritage building in 2009, has also been refurbished. The reservoir has been undergoing renovations since April last year.
Madam Tan's Nasi Lemak and bistro classics with bold Singaporean hawker flavours are the order of the day at the brand spanking new The Wok & Barrel.
Enjoy craft beers, wines and their signature desserts. This newly opened Singaporean spot was conceptualized and opened by owner Shen Tan. It has a mainly white interior which lends itself to an unpretentious and casual bistro feel.
Shen Tan established herself with her hugely popular nasi lemak stall at the Maxwell Market nearby so expect more of the same honest and quality food. The prices are extremely reasonable and they have not included a service charge, so feel free to tip if the service impresses.
Labrador Nature Reserve boasts the only rocky sea-cliff in Singapore and played a significant role in the history of Singapore in World War II.
Eco Gourmet Café sits in perfect harmony in the belly of Labrador Nature Reserve. Labrador Nature Reserve is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonders. The park offers a picturesque view of the sea. A path built on the edge of the secondary forest provides a prime view of the cliff side vegetation coupled with a panoramic view of the sea. It is not uncommon to hear songs of a variety of bird species, including the Oriental Magpie-robin and Black-naped Oriole. While you are taking a leisurely stroll to this restaurant along one of the nature trails, you can spot squirrels scurrying up trees.
A fresh dining experience amid nature awaits discerning diners with a MediterrAsian menu and a selection of exotic cocktails, mocktails and an extensive wine menu to go with.
Eco is a casual cafe which serves high-quality gourmet meals. Great hideaway for parties, corporate functions and intimate dinners. Dining on treetop balconies with encroaching jungle - yes in S'pore!
Dubbed Eco-Link@BKE, it will be Southeast Asia’s first ecological corridor that connects two nature reserves over an expressway.
The hourglass-shaped Eco-Link will be built across the BKE to connect Singapore’s largest primary and secondary forests, the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment nature reserves.
The area is home to three quarters of our native plant species and more than 1,000 animal species.
When ready in 2013, populations of native animals such as flying squirrels, monitor lizards, palm civets, pangolins, porcupines, birds, insects and snakes, will be able to travel between the nature reserves to find other food sources, homes and mates.
NParks says it will also consider public access in the form of guided walks on the bridge and the areas around it.
Many dream of a luxurious life of leisure in the country. A lucky few will now realise this. A New $9.5 million Golfing Wing at Raffles Country Club was recently opened. Work on the new wing started in December 2009 and the structure now houses a lounge area, as well as a revamped men's and women's locker and changing room facility.
Just a 25 minute drive from Singapore's bustling central business district lies one of the last bastions of unspoilt nature in this largely urban nation.
Graceful Chinese Egrets and brilliantly coloured Kingfishers now share their habitat with another paradise. For set among the spectacular scenery of lush green fields, forested hills and picturesque is a sprawling sportman's paradise - Raffles Country Club. Designed to blend in with the natural environment, the carefully landscaped greens and modern clubhouse feature the finest facilities available, manned by trained and experienced staffs.
Situated amidst 146 hectares of luscious land which boasts a breathtaking view of tranquil lake and the rolling green hills beyond, Raffles Country Club has two 18-hole golf courses: the Lake Course and the Palm Course, which present a myriad of challenges that can be enjoyed by golfers of varied skill levels and ability.
In addition, every care is taken to ensure that their scenic golf courses are well-maintained and immaculately-conditioned throughout the year. It's little wonder then that the courses are popular with local players and foreign visitors alike.
Both 18-hole championship golf courses have tifdwarf turf for the green and Bermuda/zoysia for the tees and fairways. RCC is also one of the first all-buggy golf courses in the region. To take the exhaustion out of your game, they have an inexhaustible supply of over 200 golf buggies on hand each day... revved up and ready to serve.
Complementing their excellent golfing facilities is an experienced team of operations staff who are committed to provide friendly and efficient service to their golfers and guests, and whose objective is to ensure that the Club is managed and run in the most professional manner.
Located in the south-west of Singapore, HortPark is truly a horticultural gem that has yet to be discovered by many. Celebrating nature in all its’ glory, HortPark is home to hundreds of different varieties of unique flora and fauna not commonly found in this region of the world. It is also a one-stop gardening hub that unites recreational, educational, research and retail activities under a large canopy in a beautiful and tranquil park setting.
Nestled in the midst of this beautiful park is a stunning new restaurant named Vineyard, the latest addition to Creative Eateries restaurants. It marries the best of nature and modern architecture with a menu of Thai, French and Italian favourites and has an extensive wine list from over a hundred vineyards. Embracing its tropical paradise surroundings, Vineyard transports you to a garden oasis like no other. Their philosophy is simple; to create engaging and memorable experiences by focusing on the fundamental purpose of dining - pure pleasure.
As a destination venue, Vineyard is designed for specific target groups in mind. Removed from bustling streets and shopping malls, it is a great place for intimate get-togethers. For busy executives who work in the nearby offices, it is an alternative dining venue away from the crowded food halls within office buildings. For the frequent park-goers, Vineyard promotes a healthy-living concept for the entire family to sit down for a wholesome meal in a gorgeous setting.
Vineyard’s flexible use of space from indoor dining to a sheltered veranda and an al fresco patio is bordered by an infinity reflecting pool and is a great venue for small to large-scale events. From cosy parties, corporate functions to garden-themed receptions, the possibilities are limitless. Showcasing a well-crafted menu attributing to the three dominant culinary divisions within the Creative Eateries group, Vineyard features the best of Thai, Italian and French cuisine. Most importantly, its menu is affordably priced and gives patrons reason to keep returning back for more.
As its name suggests, Vineyard is also home to more than a hundred new and old world wine labels that have been carefully selected to provide an unparalleled wine-drinking experience that hinges upon variety and affordability. For young wine drinkers, their prices begin at $39 a bottle and will have you initiated to the pleasures of wine appreciation. Wine connoisseurs will also be pleased by the depth of variety of their wine list. Working closely with their partners, Vineyard will also present exclusive weekend wine tasting sessions to educate and engage their guests in the pleasures of wine appreciation.
With a healthy-living concept in mind, Vineyard has specially cultivated a fine selection of refreshing energy boosters and lassis to rejuvenate the senses of weary executives and for families who have taken their relaxing walks along the Park Connector. Vineyard also has a dedicated Kids’ Corner on the weekends to cater to our younger guests. Featuring a medley of fun-filled children’s activities such as a bouncy castle, balloon sculpting, kids’ bowling and an archery lane, Vineyard is definitely a venue that keeps all members of the family in mind.
Besides enhancing water supply, Singapore’s 16th and 17th reservoirs are also set to transform the landscape in northeastern Singapore, bringing waterfront living to the heartlands.
National water agency PUB celebrated this milestone recently. Created by the damming of Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon, the Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs will collect rainwater from estates and areas within Punggol and Sengkang, and parts of Hougang and Ang Mo Kio. Together with the Marina Reservoir, they increase the water catchment areas from half to two-thirds of Singapore.
Although Singapore receives an abundant amount of rainfall, it has limited land to collect the rainwater. PUB’s strategy has thus been to create estuarine reservoirs by damming the major rivers to collect and store as much of the 2400mm of rain that it gets annually. This led to the creation of unprotected and urbanised catchments in the 1980s, starting with Bedok and Lower Seletar Reservoirs. Today, Singapore has eight reservoirs collecting water from urbanised catchments in the densely populated city areas and residential towns.
Water from local catchments is a pillar of Singapore’s water sustainability strategy, along with imported water, high-grade reclaimed water branded as NEWater, and desalinated water. Collectively, these four sources of water are known as the ‘Four National Taps’, a long-term water supply strategy to ensure a diversified and sustainable water supply for Singapore in the years to come.
Besides enhancing water supply, the Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs are set to transform the landscape in north-eastern Singapore. Envisioned as a ‘waterfront town of the 21st century’, Punggol Town will soon become a commercial and social hub, with a 4.2-km waterway that connects both reservoirs running through the estate and town centre. Residents can look forward to waterfront living in the heartlands with a myriad of attractive and lifestyle choices lined up along the banks.
Central to this is the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme, a long-term blueprint to bring people closer to water through the creation of beautiful and vibrant waterscapes which at the same time provide opportunities for community bonding. Fifteen ABC Waters projects are now open while another three will be ready by the end of this year.
Located right in the midst of Punggol Reservoir, the ABC Waters project -- Sengkang Floating Wetland – links the Anchorvale Community Club to the Sengkang Riverside Park via a bridge on one side, and a boardwalk skimming the water surface on the other. While helping to keep the water clean by natural processes, the wetland also provides a habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife, enhancing the biodiversity there.
Lorong Halus Wetland along Serangoon Reservoir collects and treats water passing through the former landfill, preventing it from flowing into the reservoir. This helps safeguard the quality of water in Serangoon Reservoir. Like the Sengkang Floating Wetland, the Lorong Halus Wetland is developing into a natural habitat for wildlife over time. Members of the public can also go on the nature trails to learn more about wetland, the plants, and various wildlife that thrive there.
Coffee Stars by Dao, known as Coffee Beans by Dao in Thailand, is a café-restaurant concept that has experienced tremendous success in Bangkok. Currently with 6 outlets, the café chain will make its foray into Chiangmai and Phuket in 2011. Singapore is the first country outside Thailand to enjoy this unique and dynamic dining experience.
The idea behind Coffee Stars by Dao is that of sophistication, embodied in its signature chandelier found in every outlet. The ambience is designed to provide a casual yet elegant, cozy yet trendy, dining experience for all.
Their menu offers a wide array of authentic Thai cuisine and a spread of international desserts, satisfying their customers in every way, be it a main meal or just an indulgent tea break. Every food item is prepared with the best ingredients to excite even the most jaded palate. Their aim is to keep their customers coming back for more.
So don’t hesitate! Go on down to Coffee Stars by Dao today to enjoy a gastronomical treat and be pampered by their warm and friendly service.
To enable people to have more leisure time amongst greenery and nature, the National Parks Board is adding on to its existing 110 km of Park Connectors Network – an island-wide network of linear open spaces around major residential areas that links parks and nature sites in Singapore.
The new 63 km route is currently in the midst of construction, and locals will be able to enjoy afternoons of cycling, walking or jogging along a hefty 300 km of green corridors around the island when it is completed in 2015. No matter where you live in Singapore, you can begin your outdoor walks or cycling trips at a Park Connector in your area.
Some existing Park Connectors that you can consider as starting points for your activities include the Bedok Park Connector in the east, the Sembawang Park Connector in the north, the Kallang Park Connector in the south, and the Bukit Batok East Park Connector in the west of Singapore.
The lavish $100 million clubhouse renovation is just the start. However, there is now a New Course with a layout which has undergone intensive work in preparation for the Asian Amateur Championship at the end of September. The first nine holes of the course were opened late last year following reclamation and upgrading work.
The greens were rebuilt to USGA specifications using Bermuda Tiff-dwaft grass, presenting the world's best surfaces. The course has also been lengthened to 6,500 metres (almost 7,200 yards) - a key factor for the Asian Amateur tournament which will present the winner with an invitation to the following year's US Masters at Augusta National. Included among the works have been upgrades to the golf course's irrigation system and drainage systems and the construction of high-quality bunkers to help manage the heavy rains, common to Singapore throughout the year.
Renovation work on the back nine holes, which includes the addition of a sand cap between the soil and grass to allow better drainage and growth of the new Zoysia turf grass in the fairways and rough has only just been completed. The New Course will boast a number of 'signature holes' which, along with the stunning view of the reservoir, dramatic elevation changes and the tranquility of the surrounding natural jungle will present a spectacular backdrop for the worldwide television audience, along with visitors and players.
The course will be set up for a dynamic tournament. They are looking forward to seeing fantastic play throughout the 18 holes with a dramatic finish to the AAC event with the drivable par four 17th hole and the challenging par five 18th to finish at their new clubhouse.
The clubhouse itself will be the centre piece of the club's development on the island location. It will feature a built-in area of 160,000 square feet and will offer new dining and banquet facilities. The all-new three-storey clubhouse will include a number of options such as a signature Chinese restaurant, an international restaurant and a cafe. It will also contain a ballroom with a seating capacity of 500, a Heritage walk and Heritage Gallery.
Another prominent feature at the island setting is the A-frame building which currently houses a reception counter, a cafe, golf bag dropoff facilities and management offices. As part of on-going redevelopment and upgrading works, the A -frame building will be converted into a gym and lifestyle centre.
The Singapore Island Country Club dates back to 1963 when it was formed following a merger of the Royal Singapore Golf Club and the Royal Island Club. Royal Singapore was originally known as The Golf Club and was formed in 1891. Members played on the race course owned by the Singapore Sporting Club.
As business grew in the area, the Golf Club moved to a new home at Bukit Timah in 1924. Its name was changed to the Royal Singapore Golf Club on November 12, 1938 when King George VI became its patron.
The complex is now known for its fine courses, which have hosted many prominent tournaments. The club contains four world-class 18-hole championship courses, an executive nine-hole course and putting and chipping greens carved out of natural terrain at both the island and Bukit locations. The latter layout hosted, among other key tournaments, the 1969 World Cup and the 1993 Johnnie Walker Classic.
Sited at the fringe of a tropical rain forest, Equarius Hotel makes an ideal getaway for nature lovers and families. The hotel is close to the Equarius Water Park - a water theme park with water rides, slides and pools where kids could revel in, while parents can chill out in wave pools or bask in the sun.
At Equarius Hotel, guests can enjoy the vastness of the sprawling resort while getting up close and personal to nature. Guests who wish to opt out of the adrenaline-rush of rides at the water park can relax by the poolside and enjoy some personal time in the midst of Sentosa's lush verdant forest.
The West Zone of the Resorts World at Sentosa, beyond the Marine Life Park, is a landscaped development, quieter and smaller in scale than the central zone. The West Zone will be a more exclusive setting for visitors to Sentosa looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy the landscape or the beach.
Here one finds the Equarius Hotel, the exclusive ESPA Spa and Spa Village, and the luxury Spa Villas guest quarters. The Equarius hotel, with 360 keys, is located at the edge of the Marine Life Park and very much part of the landscape experience. The adjacent Equarius Water Park abuts the rising terrain of an existing park with its beautiful trails and heritage trees.
Located between the main hotel building and the rising slope of the hillside are two tree house suites, elevated on stilts and featuring rustic wood construction. The rustic architectural character of the Equarius property thus reinforces the experience of its tropical forest setting.
Discover exuberance that springs to life, by residing in Harbour Suites. Unveil a vibrant lifestyle that is spectacular, splendid and sensational. Look forward to an unrivalled slew of sublime facilities that unfold, before your eyes. The beauty of living belongs exclusively to you.
Soaring to a height of 13 levels, the altitude of Harbour Suites provides breathtaking visages of the surrounding flora, fauna and skyline. Comprising a varied choice of 44 units with 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, as well as 1+1, 2, 2+1 and 3-bedroom penthouse units, the establishment is exquisitely designed to suit your most discerning taste.
Harbour Suites is a fresh and freehold development that fulfills your ultimate dreams. Where an eclectic, abundant mix of activities awaits you, you are privileged with ample, unrestricted space to express yourself uniquely. Freedom is your call.
Harbour Suites is extremely close to ravishing nature and myriad other attractions. Merely 3 minutes away, luscious greenery in Southern Ridges livens up your urban environment and blends blissful quiet into the city. Where two becomes one, you can embrace peace, truly like no other. Just minutes to harbourfront, Sentosa, Resorts World Casino, Vivo City and the CBD.
Fully equipped with swimming pool, BBQ pits and a landscaped garden, Harbour Suites is an absolute paradise. Enjoy a refreshing pool dip or immerse in merry soiree amidst total privacy. Within its sheer grandeur, euphoria reveals through your being.
By 2013, there will be a new green link between the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Central Catchment Area. Conservationists had long bemoaned the separation of the two reserves by the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) since its construction in 1986. The road prevented plant and animal species from moving between the two forest tracts.
The new eco-passage will arch over the 50m-wide BKE and be sited at a suitable narrow point between the reserves. Its construction was announced at the opening of the National Parks Board’sDairy Farm Nature Park. Local construction firm Eng Lee Engineering beat six other bidders,including Japanese contractor Sato Kogyo to win the contract. The bridge will be built for $11.8million.
The bridge, 50m wide at its narrowest point and planted with dense trees resembling a forest habitat, could help populations of animals like the critically-endangered banded leaf monkey to recover. Four to six years ago, there were thought to be fewer than 20 of the small dark-furred monkeys – a number too small to be sustainable – but now there are about 30 living around the Central Catchment Area.
The eco-link could help them migrate to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to find other food sources. A hiking trail at one edge will also enable humans to move between the reserves. Every plan to connect habitats is a good plan but how it pans out – only time will tell.
The Rotisserie is located in the heart of China Square Food Centre. By day, enjoy a spread of gourmet grills and salad that's guranteed not to disappoint and by night, sit back and watch the charms of the city unfold over dinner, washed down with a cup of its signature coffee.
Great fresh chicken and gourmet salads. Value for money and tasty food! The restaurant offers gourmet sandwiches and mouthwatering burgers as well! Think tender chicken thighs with delicious hot gravy and generous portions of salad for just $8.50. Clean and spacious decor and we're pretty sure you will feel like going there over & over again.
Experience an all-new concept in meeting spaces with the newest convention wing at Singapore EXPO. Slated to open by the 1st quarter of 2012, the MAX Atria will harness the enlivening power of nature to inspire.
Designed to bring nature “inside” and meetings “outside”, the lush, green belts within MAX Atria will harness the enlivening power of nature to inspire minds. Experience an all-new concept in meeting spaces, where discussions and negotiations become a rejuvenating breeze.
Boasts an additional 6,000sqm of space spread across 23 meetings rooms, complemented by foyers and a breathtaking rooftop for cocktail receptions and special events
Fitted with state-of-the-art AV, lighting and technical capabilities
Built in line with Singapore’s Building & Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum standard, complete with a verdant courtyard
Floridian is a premier freehold development with a coastal Miami theme & 336 luxurious units. Its verdant landscape offers a lush yet contemporary setting for strolls, picnics on lawns & even a long jog through the various-themed gardens interweaved into the grounds as part of the holistic, wellness & lifestyle concept of Floridian. Located along the prime Bukit Timah Road, Floridian is surrounded by famed local & international educational schools. The nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is perfect for a leisurely stroll in the evenings.
The Downtown Pool - a self contained enclave, having a 25m Lap Pool complete with a Children's Pool and a Splash Court. The Club serves as the fulcrum of social interaction for the entire development.
The Keys Pool is a family fun-filled pool that offers new poolside dining experiences in a garden setting. South Beach Pool comprises lushly planted pool alcoves which offer respite from a variety of hydrotherapy jet massages, the hot tub or simply enjoying a massage or a meal in one of the pavilions.
A recluse from hectic city life,suburban living indulges ones with close luxurious affiliation to nature. Inspired by precious green bio-diversity and active lifestyle of water front living, water front is the antithesis to the densely monotonous concrete jungle of today.
Waterfront Gold is a high-density residential estate, which is just in front of the Bedok
reservoir, a great place for joggers and cyclists and recently approved for wakeboarding.
It is a short drive to the Bedok and Tampines HDB Central and eateries. Residents can take a bus to Tampines Central where Tampines MRT Station and Tampines Shopping Mall is located. Driving to the airport or city is also convenient by using the East Coast Parkway (ECP) or the Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
Located within the prestigious & serene Hillview residential enclave of 1 Elizabeth Drive, it is strategically located between 2 nature reserves of Bukit Batok & Bukit Timah providing perfect sanctuary for those seeking pure tranquility.
With its stylish Balinese resort ambience, Hillvista is a retreat for you to rejuvenate right in the comfort of your own home. The graceful poetry of water features at the main entrance will enchant you as you arrive. Natural colours & materials have been blended to harmonize with the environment. A variety of materials are cleverly used in the exterior & interior of each of the 127 freehold apartments.
Shaded by verdant foliage, the enchanting Hillvista is an ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities. Fashioned like a peaceful nature retreat on the outside, Hillvista is filled with landscape gardens of exotic tropical shrubs, each carefully cultivated.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Manolo Blahnik has become one of the world's most influential footwear designers. His shoes have spellbound an international set of adoring and loyal devotees across the globe. Manolo has taken the chinese's ornithology love affair quite literally with the new Singapore shop located in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
It's a chinese tradition since the Han Dynasty to cage birds for their song and beauty and now Singapore has its very own Manolo Blahnik shoe cage! Designed by Data Nature Associates in London, Manolo's range of shoes are creatively displayed on suspended clamps with hanging 'clouds'.
Conservation will get a boost in the $50 million makeover for the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The wetland will get a 38ha park named the Sungei Buloh Wetland Park to help it cope with the rising number of visitors.
It is hoped that the park will attract more casual visitors, leaving the main reserve area for researchers, serious nature lovers and bird watchers. The authorities fear that rising and unregulated visitor numbers may have a negative impact on the reserve's rich biodiversity. The site of the new 38ha park is an extension of the reserve now known as the Kranji Nature Trail.
Under the Master Plan, conservation of the wetland's rich biodiversity will be strengthened, while its outdoor learning and education facilities will be enhanced. In time to come, visitors can look forward to new amenities, programmes and activities to cater to all groups, from students, families, nature lovers to researchers.
A public exhibition on the Master Plan is held at the Visitor Centre from now until 1 August 2010. Go down to Sungei Buloh today to view the exhibits!
Nature may not be the first thing one associates with Singapore's prime shopping belt, but the Butterfly Trail at Orchard Road hopes to change this.
Professor Tommy Koh launched the first phase of the Butterfly Trail a project to highlight Singapore's urban biodiversity, with 900 shrubs and 24 trees planted along Nassim Road. With them included nectar plants, which will attract butterflies to the area.
Experts hope up to 50 species will find their way to the trail. There is also the butterfly walk, a four kilometer trail from the Botanic Gardens to Fort Canning Park that aims to increase interest in nature.
The Woodlands coast continues to transform from a sleepy industrial area to bustling waterfront promenade
Once occupied by warehouses, the waterfront now boasts a modern park with highlights such as a 400m-long jetty - the longest in Singapore - and a playground equipped with a two-storey-high 'sky walk' - all part of phase one opening of the Woodlands Waterfront.
Phase two of the $19 million, 9ha park - which will feature, among other things, nature trails and a 700m promenade which will hang over the sea - will be opened only by the end of the year.
When fully completed, the 1.5km Woodlands promenade will form a significant part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA's) plan to link the north region's green spaces with park connectors, which by 2015, will stretch to 90km. Currently, the region has 19km of park connectors. URA's national objective is to build a 150km round island route, which will allow residents to walk, cycle or jog around Singapore.
Feedback played a crucial role in designing the Woodlands Waterfront, which offers a green oasis for residents to play, exercise or gather for activities, while enjoying the sea view. Ultimately, the final concept was a marriage of all that the stakeholders - residents, grassroot leaders and designers - wanted.