Cityluxe was born out of the love of travel. It's creators have travelled the world, discovered amazing cultures and brought back only the best, to share with you. So that you can share with and give to your loved ones.
Cityluxe is the premier gift & lifestyle store, with exclusive designers pens, cards, stationary and leather accessories from aorund the world.
Studio72 is a new professionally run music school like no other in Singapore, made to inspire and galvanise aspiring musicians.
The studio inspires with a unique music academy experience in a stylish upscale environment, strategically located along the iconic Boat Quay waterfront. Learn and master your favourite instruments, or simply hone your rockstar skills, with an eye to performing live on stage.
Enjoy professional, well crafted music lessons by veteran musicians and qualified mentors. Flexible sessions orchestrated to suit busy schedules and tailored to various skill level and ambitions, as well as a complete sensory experience to transform your dreams into reality.
A stylish laid-back café-styled lounge providing the prerequisite caffeine fix awaits the students before their sessions, the café also serves as a focal point of interaction and community. Jamming sessions and organized gigs are part of the culture as well as a fraternity of musicians, working professionals and industry thespians.
Milk Honey is a training centre for cooking demonstrations and culinary courses catering to both corporate and retail clientele. Milk & Honey also operates an upscale food retail space providing selected high-end food items for sale to complement the courses conducted by the training centre.
Milk & Honey is a place for you to learn culinary skills in their cooking studio. Their curriculum includes cooking demos, culinary classes and special classes focusing on nutrition, wine or cheese appreciation. The classes are specially designed to cater to all levels of proficiency, because they believe that cooking has to be fun and done with love. The culinary courses are aligned to their chefs’ specialisation which includes Baking, Western, Mod-Peranakan and Mod-Asian cuisines.
The cooking school features a fully equipped modern kitchen that integrates performance, functionality, environmental concerns, safety and aesthetic considerations. Such essential qualities allow them to bring you an incredible experience. A specially designated space also allows them to host private dining events, parties and conduct courses. The kitchen studio can also be rented out should you wish to use the premises and do your own thing!
Milk & Honey's retail section features selected high-end food products sourced from both local and overseas suppliers to complement the culinary courses conducted. They specialise in herbs & spices, meats, wines and cheeses.
Virgin Active will be opening their very first centre in Singapore.
Virgin Active is a leading global fitness club with world class facilities, a fun and friendly environment with great customer service and it's value for money.
Their aim is simple; they want to make a positive change into your life. They believe that with the right encouragement and the setting of realistic goals you can feel great, live longer, look better and have fun.
Their specially designed fitness clubs reflect a holistic approach to getting fit and feeling great, with a non-intimidating atmosphere, friendly, tailored workout plans, helpful staff and cutting edge facilities you willl definitely want to use.
Virgin Active opened its first fitness club in the UK in 1999, and is now one of the largest health and fitness operations in the world with more than 260 clubs and more than 1.3 million members across six countries.
You will be able to enjoy the latest, high-tech features and facilities including: the latest Technogym equipment, cycle studios with 3D visuals, sleep pods, mixed martial arts, dance and high energy studios, dedicated Mind & Body studios, fantastic Personal Training programs plus more group exercise classes than you can imagine.
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.
Together with the art jamming studio, Museo is celebrating the spirit of art and creativity with its food, as well as its cocktails.
Museo has embraced the bold move of combining a luxury high tea salon which undergoes a smooth transition into a sleek bar and a casual-fine dining restaurant at sundown. Through this, you get the best of both worlds – you will not only be able to enjoy the classic range of brunch and signature teas popularized by Arteastiq alongside exquisite dinner items, but also relish their newly concocted cocktail range and exquisite dinner items at the refreshingly new seaside location: Sentosa Cove.
"The Social Painting Studio" is seamlessly integrated into the entire restaurant and bar concept as a way of further engaging you, in a way which no other bar or tea lounge has. With the magnificent view overlooking the tranquil quayside and marina vista, it provides the perfect backdrop for you to engage and explore your inner creative potential with art jamming.
The magnificent sea view, coupled with the chill-out holiday-making atmosphere and friendly staff, all play important roles in crafting Museo as the perfect haven for city dwellers to retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Somewhere downtown, a brand new playground tucked away in the basement of a nondescript building in the business district, has opened its doors.
The 6,000 sq ft space is the brainchild of Singapore-based lifestyle group Limited Edition Concepts (LEC), who are also behind the New York- style bistro and lounge, The Vault.
Welcome to kyoÌ, a rhythm nation where the most talented local and global electronic music DJs play up to the dance floor fever. A space where music meets urban art. A space which reflects the taste and refinement of the well-heeled set.
The new nightclubstands out in a sea of nightspots with its unique status, making a statement with its minimalist makeover, with echoes of a contemporary Japanese design of linear lines juxtaposed against textured, earthy tones.
You will be greeted by a dark wood door framed by earth-toned panels. The anticipation heightens as you walk past the doors to descend the stairs. The symmetrical, creamy wall panels backlit with a gentle glow – a foil to a dramatic art piece in the stairwell – teases you to explore what lies beyond even as you drawn in by the crescendo of intensifying vibrations of the percussion-laden beats from within.
KyoÌ’s custom design is led by LEC and Singapore-based architectural design firm, Fuur Associates. Although kyoÌ embraces the principles of Japanese design, she embodies a cosmopolitan and urban appeal. And with style comes substance.
In today’s haphazard musical landscape, kyoÌ pays tribute to quality sound The diverse repertoire appeals to even the most demanding musical palate, with the seductive disco-infused grooves and other times, edgier music fare. kyoÌ is outfitted with the American- made EAW system, with a purity which makes the entire space sound as though it were a studio.
Your eyes will be immediately drawn to two striking, mirrored bottle displays made of mild steel and glass, each measuring 6.5-m long and suspended from overhead beams. Befitting kyoÌ’surban, cosmopolitan spirit, the three-counter bar is lavishly stocked with an international, premium list with at least five different brands/ labels for each category of spirit, wines, sparkling wines and champagne.
Accompanying the international selection is a boutique collection of Nihon-shu. kyoÌ’s fine sakes include Umakaramansaku Umakuchi Junmai, Seikyo Maboroshi Jyunmai and Dassai Junmai Daiginjou (award-winning Dassai Sake Brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture).
Southeast Asia’s premier theme park will debut, on 1 March 2013, the world’s first fully immersive Sesame Street indoor themed ride to be enjoyed by the whole family together, taking you on an outer space adventure with Elmo and friends, at Universal Studios Singapore.
Bringing the world’s longest-running and most beloved children’s television program to life, the indoor themed ride named Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase will feature a zany science-fiction inspired plot, coupled with signature Sesame Street comedic style and music. You will find yourselves fully immersed in fun surroundings and special effects, alongside your favourite friends from Sesame Street.
The ride will feature 12 characters from the Sesame Street repertoire, starring Super Grover and the lovable Elmo, who turns into Super Elmo to help save the day! Kick-starting the story are three brand new characters, "Macaroni the Merciless" and his partners–in-crime, "Zester” and “Shredder". Created exclusively for this ride, these gluttonous super villains are well underway in their plot to steal all spaghetti and noodles on Earth.
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 design studio for SCA Design is a result of an internal design competition held within ONG&ONG (SCA Design is a member of the ONG&ONG Group). This competition turned out to be an exciting journey as all set out to challenge conventional standards that define traditional workspace and finally created an inspiring environment for young creative minds to thrive and develop in.
SCA design studio reinvents typical office culture and develops a sense of belonging for existing staff. Aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, the newly installed office reinforces SCA’s longstanding belief in its people and their welfare.
The creation of this modular and dynamic space promotes conversation amongst team members, encouraging interaction in an open plan studio which reflects unity.
Let Chef Wan take you on a heritage culinary journey through South-East Aisa’s legendary Spice Trail and be inspired by his exotic recipes from the regional cuisines of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam at the newly opened 1 Market.
His gastronomic cuisines consist of 80% of heritage recipes, whilst 20% of his other recipes are drawn from his extensive travels from all over the world. For example, be surprised with his superb creations of Japanese sushi.
Other than the exquisite buffet spread, Chef Wan has a cooking studio within the 450-seat restaurant, where he will hold live cooking demonstrations whenever he is in town. The restaurant also carries his signature rumpah (spice blends), condiments and sauces as well as his sought-after cookbooks.
SushiAirways, a new Sushibar offers a panoramic first class "flying" experience unlike any other, minus the turbulence.
Strategically located at the junction of Baghdad and Bussorah Streets, the second level, 30-seater diner is helmed by Executive Chef EC Wong (former Head Chef at Grand Hyatt Singapore and is wholly owned by TETE (short for teÌte-aÌ-teÌte) Pte Ltd, a new entrant in the food & beverage business.
SushiAirways offers an extensive and reasonably priced set lunch menu. A delicious healthy garden salad with flavoursome wafu dressing is served along with freshly-made cabbage and miso soup.There are mains like the ever popular chicken and salmon teriyaki to crispy pork katsu, the smooth inaniwa udon and the colorful Airways chirashi (sushi in a rice bowl) set.
Seafood is flown in four times a week from Japan and SushiAirways strives to bring you the freshest seafood they can get their hands on. Look out for the juicy Japanese fruit tomato with sea salt. The Ankimo: monk fish liver with ponzu sauce will satisfy most seafood lovers with its smooth texture and intriguing taste.
Climbing the short flight of metal plated stairs, lighted to resemble the boarding staircase to an aircraft, you are greeted onboard by smiling friendly stewardesses. Designed and conceptualized by Singapore based OOSTUDIO, SushiAirways was made to closely resemble the legendary 1930s Douglas DC-3, an American fixed-wing propeller-driven chrome plated aircraft.
Designed by Singapore architecture design firm P.A.C, a membrane of 3651 pieces of wooden triangles are individually pieced together to form canopies that will guide you through the various settings within the store, depicting living, dining and home office setting.
Herman Miller’s extensive range of work chairs produced over the years embodies their philosophy, culture and aspirations; a desire to constantly innovate, integrate technology with design and produce high quality, purposeful, human-centred products.
In addition to their classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments and related technologies and services.
As the first physical front of the new brand, Foodology will be offering you an amazing variety of restaurant-quality fare, with quick and personable service at reasonable prices.
Catering to the demographic of executives at Marina Bay Financial Centre and their appetite for comfortably-priced international selections, they will offer the best mix of Western and Asian fare with multiple specialist sections.
In line with Foodology’s principle of bringing restaurant-quality food, they utilise world-class equipment used in Michelin-starred establishments worldwide. The Grills & Burgers section will feature the famed Spanish Josper Grill, the hottest indoor double ventilated closed door charcoal grill found in the kitchens of some of the world’s top chefs including Gordon Ramsay. Pizzas in Foodology’s Italian section will be baked in a wood stone pizza oven, which not only ensures an intense cooking environment, but will be a visual centerpiece dazzling patrons with oven flames. Wood stone pizza ovens are used by California Pizza Kitchen, Wolfgang Puck, Whole Foods Market and Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
Foodology will also be an evolving space as its 300 seat capacity will be cozied-down to a bar and dinner concept afterhours. The intelligent use of space and Foodology’s stunning interior has been conceptualized by award-winning architecture and interior design firm eco.id Architects and Design Consultancy, in collaboration with graphic design firm Somewhere Else Design Studio.
The development comprises 231 SOHO-concept apartments that will offer you breathtaking views over the height of 31 storeys, with recreational facilities abound at the sky terraces on Level 2 and Level 25.
The Scotts Tower enjoys close proximity to the shopping belt at Orchard Road, the new financial hub at the Marina Bay Financial Centre as well as the entertainment hotspots along the Singapore River. You will have easy access to a plethora of shopping malls and promenades at their doorstep, and a huge variety of international dining options. Recreational facilities such as The American Club and The Tanglin Club are in close proximity.
Easily accessible via the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Central Expressway (CTE), connectivity to The Scotts Tower is enhanced with Newton and Orchard MRT stations nearby.
The SOHO residences offer semi-white plans which allow you to customise your personal space. Each unit comes with German applicances and luxurious marble finishes.
Two new Learning Hubs, eight new Residential Halls, a new Graduate Hall and two additions to the academic buildings in NTU are in the pipeline at NTU’s Yunnan Garden campus in the next three years.
The Master Plan will see the university’s biggest physical transformation since 1991. Based on these plans, all LKCMedicine undergraduates are guaranteed on-campus accommodation. By 2015, the residential halls will provide an additional 5,000 residential places.
The new residential halls are designed as an idyllic blend of eco-friendly residences, amidst lush greenery and tranquil waters, adding to the holistic educational experience for students. Ideas by students such as sports plazas, basketball courts and barbeque pits have been incorporated to enhance students’ residential living experience. The new halls will also include movable partitions for flexible configurations and easy access to power and Internet connection from outdoor areas such as gazebos.
The Master Plan also unveils a soon-to-be iconic building, the Learning Hub, conceived by renowned English designers Heatherwick Studio. The seven-storey centre will house 55 new-generation classrooms of the future, designed to support new pedagogies by promoting more interactive small group teaching and active learning. Envisaged as a 24-hour centre, it comes with a cafeteria, library and even a roof top garden for students to use in the evenings for various formal or informal activities such as group discussions and club activities.
Synonymous with its name, Cups N Canvas is all about the harmony of art and coffee, in a café-studio setting coupled with elements of fun, vibrancy and homeliness.
Its name was born out of an artist’s personal experience, where he often finds himself late at night, surrounded with empty cups of coffee around his work table while furiously painting away on a canvas due for submission. This sight is all too familiar for the avid artists out there.
Cups N Canvas welcomes anyone who simply enjoys artisanal coffee and good old comfort food to drop by this nesting place, located along the extended arts belt of the city. With its rustic charm as seen from its cozy interior, Cups N Canvas seeks to revive the creative and fun-loving side of you, who may be robotized by the fast-paced, mundane city-dwelling lives from time to time.
From 5 seemingly different individuals with diverse backgrounds: a compulsive artist, a star architect, a veteran designer and 2 business graduates in their early 20s, there came an uncanny desire to share their love for art, coffee and food. Hence, the idea of a café-studio began its conceptualization which came to realization when the space of an old conservatory shop house was available.
Drop by for some seriously good coffee, comfort food and have a go at your artistic potential.
The name stems from the legendary lost continent of MU, coined by 19th century traveller and writer Augustus Le Plongeon. MU also refers to the Japanese word “ç¡” which means “nothing” reflected by the bare studio-like concept of the space.
Stepping into the parlour invokes an Alice-in-Wonderland experience as you tunnel your way through an exposed red brick stairwell to find yourself greeted by a whole new whimsical world. MU is furnished with a capricious mishmash of furniture- wooden garden benches lie next to elaborate iron wrought chairs, a framed pop-culture poster suspends above an antique chest of dresser drawers. White-washed walls and ceilings coupled with hanging stage lights create a studio-like atmosphere that in turn draws your attention to the details of the furnishings.
MU serves up an array of gourmet burgers that are made daily and never frozen. Bite into the No. 11 that’s packed with creamy chunks of avocado. Crisp iceberg lettuce, fresh onions and ripened tomatoes lend the burger a satisfying crunch and topped off with smokiness from sapid strips of bacon. Other highlights include the No. 29 with juicy Portobello mushroom and No. 2 that’s spiced with paprika and jalapenos. Each burger comes accompanied by a side of tangy California garlic fries for you to nosh on. Sweet endings come in the form of delectable pastries and tarts. Signature pastries include the Lemon Meringue Tart and Lemon and Hazelnut Praline Mousse.
Picking your poison will be a great feat when faced with MU’s intriguing selection of cocktails. The Eugenia is made with a fragrant Hibiscus tea base complemented with tropical notes of passion fruit and grapefruit, the punch in the drink comes from generous shots of Tanqueray Ten and MU’s own homemade Limoncello.
MU is not just a café, neither a studio and nor a boutique. MU is about delivering a lifestyle for those who seek it. It is a sanctuary for the weary, inspiration to the uninspired, a blank canvas for the imaginative.
The 13,000 sqft club has one studio which offers a variety of classes including group suspension training and freestyle movement training classes. The club has a dedicated free weight and freestyle training area plus an open cycling studio where 30 minutes express classes operate during lunch and evening time.
Newsplex Asia is the third of its kind in the world and the first in Asia. The $0.5 million centre, which spans over 160 square metres of space and features advanced facilities in a highly-connected learning environment, will let students and media professionals learn and develop, in a realistic and vibrant setting, integrated digital media and journalism skills.
Newsplex will draw on the expertise of faculty not just from the Wee Kim Wee School, but also other schools and disciplines in NTU, from communication, the humanities, design, engineering, science and medicine. The Newsplex will boost the government and industry’s aim to grow the quality and quantity of well-trained media professionals in Singapore. As media professionals from Singapore and surrounding countries will train in this facility that’s strategically located in the heart of Asia, it will have many positive spill-over effects for the rest of the region.
The 60-seat Newsplex Asia’s high-tech facilities include brand new Mac Pro workstations for print, online, tablet, radio and TV production, ten overhead screens for teaching and monitoring news channels, and a multi-purpose mini-studio for digital audio and video broadcasts and quick photography. All these are aimed at providing content on multiple channels to meet the needs of consumers who increasingly demand multimedia news and information in quickly accessible forms that match their increasingly fast-paced lifestyles.
Newsplex Asia will host professional training and workshops for the media industry in Singapore and around the Asia Pacific, focusing on media convergent journalism and the development and implementation of integrated newsroom strategies during NTU’s vacation breaks. The centre brings the various media platforms together in one convenient, collaborative space. Through carefully-considered planning and physical layout, it will allow journalists, editors, designers and developers to create and communicate in the most efficient ways possible in order to deliver content speedily and seamlessly.
Among Newsplex Asia’s first industry partners is Apple, which has made the Wee Kim Wee School its first tertiary-level education partner in Singapore with Apple Learning Environment status. Working with five faculty members at the School, Apple is supporting their journalism, mobile technology and publication design classes by lending 20 iPads, and providing advice and training on how to use the iPad as a news gathering and content creation tool.
Hom Yoga has recently opened at Orchard Central. The contemporary studio is trendy and fun with a twist of bohemian-eclectic.
Hom Yoga inspires a fresh and modern approach to practicing hot yoga, and offers a diverse range of hot yoga classes such as Hot Hatha, Hot Hom and Hot Flow. Each hot yoga style is unique and taught by Hom Yoga’s internationally trained and passionate yoga teachers.
Hot yoga is yoga practiced in a heated room of approximately 38 degrees Celsius. The heat allows the body to sweat out impurities and toxins. The heat also works to warm up the muscles, which allows for increased and improved flexibility in a short and safe amount of time. You will be guided through postures and breathing exercises, which are strategically placed together to bring maximum flexibility and healing to both the body and mind.
They offer many benefits from weight loss and detoxification to improving your immune system and strengthening your cardiovascular system.
The twin tower of ‘V on Shenton’ is comprised of a 23-storey office building and a 53-storey residential tower, with the dual programming of the building highlighted through its massing. The office tower corresponds to the scale of the surrounding buildings and the street, while the residential tower rises up to distinguish itself from the neighbouring buildings. Above the third sky lobby the unit mix of the residential tower changes with a subtle display of its split core.
Just as the office and residential towers are of the same family of forms, so do their facades originate from the same family of patterns. The basic shape of the hexagon is used to create patterns that increase the performance of the facades with angles and shading devices that are responsive to the climatic conditions of Singapore. Along with systematic material variations, these geometric panels add texture and cohesion to the building, whilst reflecting light and pocketing shade. The texture and volume of the facade maintain the comfort of those living and working in the residential and office buildings. Shading devices and high-performance glass develop a sustainable and liveable facade.
Each tower is framed by "chamfers"; a line that unifies the composition of the residential tower, the office tower and the plinth. During daytime the chamfer appears smooth in contrast to the textured surfaces of the towers. At night the chamfer lights up as a continuous line framing building.
The office lobby is divided into a reception area and a large café which extends along the view corridor to create a lively atmosphere in the public areas.
The sky lobbies and the sky garden are an integral part of ‘V on Shenton’ and provide 360 degree views of Singapore. The most ample and diverse of the three sky gardens covers the entire 8th storey of the development. You are given even greater privacy combined with views of the city or the ocean. The penthouse levels also have exclusive access to the outdoor roof terraces.
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.
A salon brand synonymous with Japanese cutting edge hair technology and innovation, Shunji Matsuo group of salons in Asia incorporate the latest Japanese-influenced international styling, perming and colouring techniques to deliver beautiful, versatile hairstyles that will match your personality, lifestyle needs and personal preferences.
Passionate about the style and design of hair, Shunji Matsuo will enhance your life by helping you realise the full potential of your beauty through hairstyles that not only bring out the best in your features, but also your individuality. Delivering quality service and value for money prices has always been their strong belief, because looking your best is a right that every woman should always be able to enjoy and afford.
Enjoy a therapeutic and relaxing experience of calm and tranquillity. The salon also offers a wide variety of Head Spa treatments, each with unique properties designed to sooth and treat individual scalp conditions so that you not only leave the salon looking great, but also relaxed and rejuvenated with healthier hair.
Each visit begins with a personal consultation to determine a style that best suits your needs. This continues right through to guiding you on how you can maintain and manage your new look effortlessly, so that you leave their salons with the confidence of knowing that with a Shunji Matsuo hairstyle, looking good is a stylish every day affair.
Doorstep Luxury is Asia's premier online luxury store. They offer latest designer handbags, fashion jewellery & accessories and delivers cutting edge designer handbags, high fashion jewellery and accessories from around the world.
It was founded by two friends who met in London, a city renowned for its mist of cultural influence. The concept of Doorstep Luxury was born in a local coffeeshop in Singapore, and weeks later, M’s brand new living room was commandeered as Doorstep Luxury’s first office. The company has since expanded, and now operates out of its showroom and studios in the city.
They have partnered with some of the very best brands that they have discovered in their travels, and each brings something special to Doorstep Luxury. Brands that epitomise the romance of Paris, the quirkiness of London, the urban chic of NYC, or the Latin spirit of Sao Paolo.
Yoga Movement is a new Yoga center that has recently opened on New Bridge Road. They offer different types of classes, such as Yoga Core, Yoga Zen, Yoga Power, Yoga Basics, Monster Hot or Power Flow.
Yoga Core focuses on building strength and stability in and around the abdomen. Breathing remains a huge focus for the Core class and the harder you work; the lighter you will feel as your practice strengthens.
Yoga Power, aims to strengthen and tone the muscles, but also challenge you to maintain a smooth and controlled breath. The Yoga Power class is aimed at building on your strength and stamina, whilst maintaining a level of calmness in the body and mind throughout the practice.
Yoga Zen, is largely based around sitting or lying postures, which aim to strengthen the connective tissues around joints, clear energetic blockages, and enhance circulation. So perfectly adapted if you’ve had a long tiring day at work, or you’re simply looking to practice your yoga with a more relaxed approach.
Yoga basics is dedicated to advance in your practice and stabilise the most basic postures of yoga. The Yoga Basics class introduces these poses, with a heavy focus on alignment and breath. A perfect conditioning class to tone the muscles and awaken the body.
Monster Hot is the only class where they open both studios and combine into one mass of collective energy. Let this 90 minute, 26 static posture practice in the heat, be your weekly challenge, and sweat it out in this invigorating series.
Finally, the Power Flow classes are loosely based on Ashtanga Yoga, moving with powerful, fast-paced, flowing sequences. It is sure to increase your heart rate. This 60 minute practice will give you the challenge that your body needs.
The Maritime Xperiential Museum is an iconic structure that draws its inspiration from sea-going vessels and thus embodies the stories contained in the exhibits and programs presented inside. Throughout the day, the shadows and dappled light cast by the ribbed frame enlivens the interior exhibits. The interactive exhibits and the circular 300-seat Typhoon Theater, created by the international designer Ralph Appelbaum, provide you a wide variety of experiences. The exhibit focuses on the maritime Silk Route, which historically stretched from Southeast Asia to Oman.
The Museum is set back from the water’s edge by an esplanade with a covered pedestrian loggia that allows you to enjoy the view of the mainland across the bay. At night, when viewed from the water, the glassy facades of the Museum reveals the brightly-lit interior, becoming a beacon on the water and a landmark on the horizon.
The Museum and Marina are thematically linked to the adjacent outdoor Marine Life Park and form a rich experience focused on the sea, marine life and maritime experiences. Along the waterfront at the base of Universal Plaza is the Showplace Theater, with large stone steps creating a seating area for 2,000 people. With views across the bay to the main island, this is the location of the Crane Dance, a nightly sound and light show in the water that epitomizes the fun and drama of Resorts World.
8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island
Enjoy cooking classes at the new Tott store, located in Sime Darby Center.
Whether your passion is for cooking, baking or hosting parties, they have specially selected many products to get you going in the right direction. They offer renowned cookware brands from Jamie Oliver to De Buyer, as well as exclusive first-to-market products.
At "Tott" , you can also find creative inspirations to construct unique culinary moments for your family and friends.
Nurture your passion at their cooking studios or take a class to improve your hosting skills. Be inspired by a variety of cuisines taught by their experienced instructors and celebrity chefs. Or, book their private studios for a private party or a corporate function.
Tott Cooking Studio consists of a hands-on kitchen with 12 induction stoves, as well as a demo kitchen that can seat up to 70 people or be converted into a private dining space. With nearly 2,000 square feet of space, both studios will offer classes for everyone: whether you are just beginning to discover fun in the kitchen, or if you are an avid professional home chef.
Take advantage of their baking facilities at Bake&Go without the hassle of cleaning up.
Kids can bake with their parents or guardians at any of their six brightly coloured stations. You can even book the entire Bake&Go studio for a 30 minute slot, with extra no extra charges.
Tott also includes a Bistro, which offers comfort food designed by their consultant, Chef Sam Leong, to delight your palate. Enjoy a meal in their Bistro before, after, or even during your shopping at Tott store.
They believe that taking care of your body can be an uplifting and fulfilling experience, let their Upside instructors boost your fitness and lift your spirits.
YogaFly is a revolutionary new fitness approach that will help you stretch, strengthen and tone your body through a series of unconventional suspension techniques.
It fuses the benefits of traditional yoga, dance and aerial acrobatics for a unique full–body workout that targets your core muscles without placing unnecessary pressure on the spine and joints. With a special fabric swing that keeps you constantly supported, you’ll achieve poses that would otherwise be more strenuous on a mat.
Xtend Barre is a fast-paced, vigorous workout that combines the body-sculpting benefits of dance with the core training properties of pilates. Each 55-minute session is designed with a combination of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches to tone those hard to reach places while strengthening and elongating your body so you achieve the strong, chiseled physique of a dancer.
The program Director, Lynn Ong started her pilates journey as an avid practitioner and trained for many years under the tutelage of world- renowned instructors. Lynn is one of the best in the business, a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor with more than half a decade of teaching experience. She has trained all over the world to hone her skills in various specialised pilates techniques for clients with specific problem areas.
Let their unique programs, help you build the optimism and exuberance to tackle every day with zest and fervor. No matter if you are a novice or an advanced practitioner, someone nursing an old sports injury or even a mother-to-be.
International engineering consultancy Web Structures has been appointed to work on a new $300million state-of-the-art broadcasting campus in Singapore for media giant MediaCorp.
The 800,000 sq ft campus, including a purpose-built 12-storey headquarters building, will play a central role in the Mediapolis media hub in Buona Vista. MediaCorp being Singapore’s leading media company.
The work on the new broadcasting centre is the second major media sector contract for Web Structures in the past 12 months.
Mediacorp’s Mediapolis development includes two large studios, post production facilities, news gathering and broadcasting facilities, a 1,600-seater theatre and office space designed to provide maximum interaction between staff and encourage creativity. The "fenceless campus" will be open to the public and visitors will be able see a drama or news broadcast and visit cafes, restaurants and gift shops.
Due to the demanding architectural intent and resulting structural design, creative use of materials is essential to minimise the environmental impact of the building’s structural frame. Web Structures will also use its experience to reduce the carbon footprint of the new broadcasting centre.
The embodied carbon emissions associated with the structure will be kept to minimum by using high quantities of recycled cement and aggregates as well as innovative void-forming techniques, which help to speed up construction as well as reducing the materials required.
The first elite fitness centre, Ultimate Fitness Performance Studio, officially opened its doors in Singapore, launching an unrivalled high-level experience at their new location on Boon Keng Road.
Founded by world-renowned fitness expert, Gavin Watterson, Ultimate Fitness Performance Studio is an exclusive, private space for committed fitness enthusiasts and high-level athletes.
They provide a variety of customized, highly detailed services for clients, including:
1-on-1 personal training plans.
Customized nutritional programmes.
Office stress-busting visits, a workplace wellness initiative.
Various fully-functional total body boot camps.
They have facilities created for a group of highly-motivated individuals and want to inspire a tribe-like dedication to their health. At the same time, their trainers are fully committed to each and every one of their custom-designed fitness and wellness programs. Clients will be united by their desire to train hard, to look good and feel great.
Gavin has been a sought after trainer and fitness instructor for many years now. Among his clientele are Olympic athletes from the UK as well as professional golfer Lam Chih Bing in Singapore. Gavin is currently in the midst of putting together a golf-specific training program which will be ready later this year.
Ultimate Fitness Performance Studio is a hard training gym for motivated fitness enthusiasts. Their rooftop venue is a private specialist studio, not a commercial gym. For this purpose they impose strict requirements to be eligible to train under their guidance.â¨â¨They endeavour to deliver a new type of gym experience. Focus & determination are key prerequisites to consider before joining the tribe. â¨All training programs are designed to develop inner potential to optimize results. Customized programs are intended to positively manipulate physiological barriers, different energy systems along with applied science based methods for improving success.
The Scotts Tower is a landmark ultra-luxurious condominium right at the heart of Orchard Road, designed by international award-winning Dutch architect, Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. Consisting of 231 semi-white plan units from 631 to 3200 sq ft, you will be able to customize your unit into your own dream home. The Scotts Tower is within short walking distance to Orchard Road shopping belt, where world-class shopping, dining and entertainment are all at your door-step.
The Scotts Tower has many exciting facilities on the 1st level as well as the 2 sky terraces. The Scotts Tower is also close to many established international schools and has easy access to PIE and CTE. Orchard MRT and Newton MRT (which will soon become the interchange for Downtown Line) are also both within short walking distance.
Landmark iconic condominium at the heart of Orchard
Designed by international award-winning Dutch architect, Ben van Berkel
Walk to Orchard Road shopping belt
Walk to Orchard MRT or Newton MRT (future MRT interchange for Downtone Line 2 which goes directly to CBD / Marina Bay Sands)
Exciting facilities including 50m lap pool etc
Semi-white plans from 631 to 3200 sf ft, allowing you to customize into your dream home
Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC), Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) newest addition to its family of 21 SRCs, features a comprehensive range of sports facilities with a diverse retail mix to provide an all rounded experience for guests.
Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre has well integrated sports and lifestyle facilities. Their residents can now enjoy a sporting and healthy lifestyle while relaxing and building bonds with family and friends. Their residents have long wanted such a centre in Pasir Ris, and are all delighted at these wonderful new facilities.
The SRC offers modern sports facilities which are refreshingly different from conventional types, such as a swimming complex with water play features and a Jacuzzi, a gymnasium with pool view, an air-conditioned sports hall with seating capacity for 2,000 spectators, and a 5-a-side soccer court. A wide variety of lifestyle amenities is also offered at this SRC ranging from sporting apparel shops and F&B outlets, to a child education centre and 24-hour convenience store.
Pasir Ris SRC is also thoughtfully designed to be user-friendly for all. Braille markings and tactile warning strips are provided where necessary to guide the visually-impaired. In addition, a ramp is provided for wheelchair users to gain access to the pools while slip-resistant tiles are used at the pool decks and for all wet areas. In addition, Pasir Ris SRC is the first of its kind as an 'eco-friendly' sports complex, adding on to Singapore's recently earned accolade as Asia's greenest metropolis based on the Asian Green City index. Surrounded by nature, Pasir Ris SRC adopts a 'sports in a park' concept and blends seamlessly with the neighbouring town park without dividing fences.
The SRC is designed with environmentally friendly and energy-saving features such as a rainwater-harvesting system to irrigate surrounding plants, vertical 'green' walls and landscaping to reduce ambient heat gained, and photo-voltaic cells for energy generation.
Pasir Ris SRC will be the first SRC in Singapore specially designed to give guests the feeling of being in a 'green' sporting sanctuary right in the middle of the town centre. Not only does the new SRC make for an enjoyable environment for residents, the design helps limit our carbon footprint. Adding to the 'green' mood at the Pasir Ris SRC official opening, nine trees were planted at the side entrance of the SRC by DPM Teo, Acting Minister Chan, MPs for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and Punggol East SMC.
Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC) spans over 1.4 hectares in size and comprises facilities including a swimming complex with two pools, a multi-purpose indoor sports hall with a viewing gallery for 2,000 spectators, a gymnasium with pool view, two tennis courts, a 5-a-side soccer court, and a dance studio. It is designed as a place for play and relaxation and is the first SRC in Singapore that is specially designed to give guests the feeling of being in a 'green' sporting sanctuary right in the middle of the town centre.
The SRC is designed with environmentally friendly and energy-saving features such as a rainwater-harvesting system to irrigate surrounding plants, vertical 'green' walls and landscaping to reduce ambient heat gained, and photo-voltaic cells for energy generation.
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 Studio is your home away from home, an intimate watering hole juxtaposed against the surroundings of the quintessential studio apartment.
At The Studio, all their doors are open to you: chill out with your friends in the living room, share an intimate drink with that special someone in the bedroom (ooh la la, trey risque), or waltz into the kitchen and pester their friendly staff to whip up one of their savory, homemade specialties for you.
The Studio also offers its services as a venue for events from house parties, corporate events to after-party events; holding a maximum of 40 pax (seated) and 100 pax (standing). They value their clients' experience in The Studio hence, on top of providing a premium range of housepours, they customize every event to meet their clients' requirements.
Party like a rockstar, drink like there's no tomorrow, and best of all, don't bother about having to clean up the morning after!
Designed by ONG & ONG, Studio M this nautical-themed hotel is a landmark is located in Singapore. Given its high visibility and the accompanying social vibrance of the site, the key idea was to design a trendy and memorable landmark worthy of gracing the historical river next to which it resides. The result is a building façade shaped like a boat sail, with the elevated deck being likened to a cruise deck. These features collectively paint an image of a ship moored by the riverside.
Rooms were designed as live-work-play spaces that cater to the needs of urban travellers. Conceptualised as a “box within a box”, each 15m2 room is compact yet luxurious, with double volume space for added depth and fully functional bathroom “pods” that can be easily reconfigured to create a diversity of room types.
Italian maestro, Piero Lissoni brings his style of minimal Italian elegance to Singapore with the launch of Studio M. Designed to be both sophisticated and edgy; the hotel is created using clean lines and a subtle colour palette. If you’re looking for more than just sharp service and privacy, the ultra-chic interiors will be sure to appeal. Lissoni has also brought greenery into the hotel and created a lush environment of a perfect urban garden. When architecture and plants are integrated, the hotel takes on a whole new angle of warmth and tranquility.
A towering loft acts as a unique front to the hotel while a remarkable five-metre high chandelier floats above a white sculptural island serving as the one-stop reception area. Whether in pursuit of business or pleasure, you’ll be delighted by Studio M and what it has to offer. Contemporary design and an unrivalled sense of connectivity make this a hotel destination that will reinvent the meaning of travel.
As the modern refuge for a new generation of savvy business and leisure travellers, Studio M epitomises chic and savvy living, with intuitive attention to facilities and technology.. If you appreciate contemporary designs and access to technology and connectivity, Studio M is the answer to your ideal travel experience.
Studio M also has plenty to offer for those who like an after-dark life where gourmet restaurants and high-end bars come alive at every corner outside. For shopping, you can easily head towards town nearby and return back to the comfort of your own personal space in the hotel.
Duplex rooms with separate bed and living/office areas are conceived for both rest and work. Studio M’s ‘plug and play’ concept offers style and convenience that you can make your own. Each guest room is decorated as an urban-inspired loft with elevated ceilings intended to provide an exclusive view of the city fringe.
The open-air tropical deck is accompanied by reflection pools, a 25-metre lap pool, an open-air gym and separate dining areas. Mixing business with pleasure, guests will experience a seamless integration of work and play with on-demand business services that are so unimposing, you always feel invited to play.
The Mill announced recently that as part of its continuing expansion plans it will be opening a visual effects studio within BBH Singapore.
Mill at BBH is the continued expansion and their first export oftheir hugely successful Mini Mills - a Mill VFX studio based within a partner's office. Mill at BBH will be the hub of their BBH Singapore work.
The team will be initially set up by their creative team John Thornton Lead 2D and Aidan Gibbons Lead 3D (pictured), alongside Neil Evely, Head of Operations at The Mill and the studio will include Nuke, Smoke, Smoke on Mac, 3D and Final Cut to ensure BBH and The Mill's signature high end creative work.
They are expanding globally with the forthcoming move and expansion of their LA studio and now their joint venture with BBH, where they will continue to collaborate creatively and produce challenging and diverse work.
The expansion cements their long term global relationship with BBH with whom they have been working together for 21 years. Together, The Mill and BBH have collaborated on a range of high profile and award winning campaigns from the iconic Levi's Swimmer through to the recent Axe/Lynx - Even Angels Will Fall commercial, as well as the launch of the Singapore Tourism Board's global destination brand campaign, YourSingapore with BBH Singapore.
Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the soft opening of Moevenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, its first property in Singapore, with the grand launch earmarked towards the end of the year.
Located in the heart of Sentosa, the five-star hotel depicts the colonial history and contemporary flair of the country in its striking interiors, designed by world famous Japanese firm, Super Potato.
The hotel’s facilities are spread out over two distinct wings, the traditional Heritage wing -with colonial heritage dating back to the 1940s, and the new Contemporary wing providing an upscale experience to discerning travellers. The initial phase sees the opening of the contemporary wing, which offers distinctively designed rooms and suites, dining and entertainment options and meetings and conference facilities.
This modern section features 105 Deluxe rooms while 19 Onsen Suites, three Executive Suites and two Penthouse Suites - will open throughout 2011. The signature Onsen suites will each feature a Japanese-style hot tub set in a tranquil outdoor sanctuary while the Penthouse Suites will offer private rooftop pools
Mövenpick Heritage is located at the heart of Sentosa Island, a 15-minute walk from Universal Studios Singapore. The luxurious hotel offers an outdoor infinity pool, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Spacious guestrooms feature modern interiors with wooden flooring. Each well-appointed room has a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV withc cable channels. The en suite marble bathroom comes with a bathtub.
Open for all-day dining, the hotel’s restaurant serves international dishes that can be enjoyed in an outdoor setting. The rooftop Sky Lounge offers drinks and live musical performances. Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa offers laundry and dry cleaning services. Luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk.
Hotel Mövenpick Heritage is a 20-minute drive from the popular Orchard Road. Changi International Airport is a 35-minute drive from the hotel.
Absolute Yoga Singapore was a pioneer in yoga in Singapore opening its first studio in 2004 then expanded to its second in 2007 and its third in 2009. To date, Absolute Yoga Singapore has served thousands of students pursuing their own passion for yoga. Absolute Yoga Singapore is owned and run by Jeanne Chung, a former investment banker who fell in love with yoga and came to Singapore specifically to share that passion.
Ultimate Pilates Training Center (Thailand) was founded by Thicha Srivisal, a fully-certified Stott Pilates and Polestar Pilates instructor (as well as a certified Gyrotonics and Gyrokensis instructor, professional ballerina and former financier). After an injury during her career as a ballet dancer, Thicha discovered the power of Pilates to recover to top condition and made a decision to add Pilates as an integral part of her life and to share with others its profound benefits.
Absolute Yoga Singapore and Ultimate Pilates Training Center have teamed up to creating a brand new Pilates experience in Singapore: Large Group Reformer Classes. Pilates at ABSOLUTE is the largest Pilates Reformer studio in Singapore with a class size of 15. Pilates at ABSOLUTE aim is to offer Large Group Reformer Classes – making Pilates Reformer accessible to everyone, creating a more lively and energetic experience without compromising on the quality of instruction.
The classes at Pilates at ABSOLUTE have been developed based on the Stott Pilates method which is regarded as one of the best Pilates approaches in the world as it consists of a very unique program sequence with the goal of being systematic and focuses on creating a fun, dynamic, safe and yet effective exercise for all practitioners.
All classes will be taught by teachers that are either trained &/or certified by international leading Pilates centers. Both Jeanne and Thicha look forward to having you in their classes and hope that your Pilates experience with them will support your health and happiness.
#12-04 (Office Tower) Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Rd
At OptionsStudio theyprovide Pilates sessions in a quiet but convenient setting.
Pilates exercise focuses on the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso, hips, and shoulder girdle and helps develop long, lean, functionally strong muscles without bulk. This can improve your flexibility, strength and mobility, restoring balance to your body. These deep muscles help change and improve your posture and enable you to move with ease and feel more energetic.
Pilates is a fun and safe type of exercise that can be used by everyone from the sedentary to the super fit. And best of all, because it builds your body awareness and feeling of control, you'll feel the benefits of Pilates in every aspect of your life!
Joseph Pilates, founder and creator of the Pilates Method claimed: "In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference and in 30 sessions you will have a new body". Once your postural muscles are strong your whole body will work more effectively. You can apply the principles of Pilates in your everyday life, from your other sporting activities to sitting at the desk in the office.
At OptionsStudio they teach the Stott Pilates method as it is a contemporary approach to Pilates taking into account the modern knowledge we have of how the body works. Classes are kept small for more personal attention from the instructor so you can be guided and helped as much as necessary
So what are you waiting for! If you want to feel energized, toned and focused, join them for Stott Pilates and Gyrotonic classes at their newly opened studio.
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.
Pilates Fitness is created with the dream of using Pilates to improve the fitness levels of all population types especially the Desk-Bound Executives, Sports Enthusiasts and Youth. People often associate Pilates with rehabilitation; however, the key benefit of Pilates is to strengthen your body’s core muscles (from head to toe) so that you stay injury-free and improve performance in your daily activities be it walking, dancing, or doing any kind of sports.
At Pilates Fitness, they believe that Pilates can complement and enhance your existing fitness programmes; Pilates Fitness is the first in Singapore to offer Pilates Classes for Weight Loss, Golfers, Athletes & Youth. They are committed to delivering effective, well-rounded workouts to meet each client’s unique needs. They are also the first in Singapore to provide customised Pilates Programmes for each individual in a group class setting.
They offer Pilates Reformer and Matwork classes in Beginner and Intermediate Levels. They have Group Classes, Private Group Classes and Personal Training Classes in Pilates equipped studio a stone's throw away from VivoCity. Each class size is kept small to ensure that everyone gets the attention they deserve.
Pilates Fitness understands the importance of work life balance. They provide Corporate Pilates classes at the premise of your office or suitable studios to help your staff eradicate fatigue and generate energy, leading to increased productivity and morale. They conduct Pilates workshops to help your staff understand the relationship of good posture and their aches and pains; and how Pilates can help to increase their performance in various sports such as golf, tennis and running.
Their instructors are Stott Pilates trained with at least 5 years of Pilates experience to bring you the safest and most effective Pilates exercises. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or an exercise novice or a thirty-something or an active grandparent, their fabulous and dedicated team works with you to design your optimal fitness routine.
They are good in what they do because they are passionate about Pilates. They believe strongly that Pilates is the best tool to retune your body back to its original state. Their joy and satisfaction lies in seeing every client walk out of their studio with a stronger body and smile on their face.
It has been 18 months since Croyez Studio first opened its doors to fitness enthusiasts in Singapore. With the first Power Plate and NARL studio tucked away in the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill, Director Gwendolyn Thio and Sharon Thio are now ready to take on the city. After an arduous search for locatins they have decidedly settled on Purvis Street. Hence, this February 2011 marks the beginning of Croyez@Purvis.
Purvis Street was chosen not only because of its close proximity to the heart of the cuty but also because it retains the olden charm of Singapore. Being able to open their second studio in a conserved shophouse is definitely a dream come true for them.
With the first class starting as early as 7am an the last class ending as late as 9pm, Croyez@Purvis gives greater convenience and accessibility to individuals and working professionals wishing to squeeze in a workout or two amidst their busy schedules. The new studio also runs up to 12 classes each day and this in turn gives customers more options and flexibility in terms of scheduling their Power Plate sessions.
Similar to Croyez@Dempsey, the new studio will also run 40-minute group workouts by instructors certified by Power Plate International. Personalised training sessions are also available are are by appointment only.
Universal Studios just announced that Battlestar Galactica, a signature attraction in the Sci-Fi zone, will reopen to the public on February 21 2011.
Prior to February 21, Universal Studios Singapore will host a series of special event, including dedicated ride access ties for team members of Resorts World Sentosa and invited guests from Panasonic, the ride's sponsor, as well as for annual pass holders. During this period, park guests may also be invited to ride on the Battlestar Galactica as operational procedures are refined.
Resorts World promote Battlestar Galactica as their signature and most prominent ride at Universal Studios Singapore and are excited about it taking to the skies again. They expect sellout crowds and are advising guests who have been waiting for Battlestar Galactica to book their February tickets in advance.
Battlestar Galactica, themed after the hit TV show about an on-going battle between Cyclons and Humans, is comprised of both the suspended 'Cyclon' coaster and the seated 'Human' coaster that chase each other on twisted integrated tracks. Riders on both coasters experience unbelieveable thrills as they zoom, loop, turn and narrowly avoid collision.
The popular ride was closed shortly after the park's opening in March last year when a ride component failure was discovered on the 'Human' coaster during a routine safety check before operating hours. Universal Studios Singapore officials worked closely with Singapore authorities and theme park safety experts to determine the cause of the failure and to correct the fault. After months of re-engineering and many thousands of test cycles, Battlestar Galactica is ready to welcome riders once again.
Each Battlestar Galactica track is a kilometer-long and the ride take approximately 90 seconds to complete.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Universal Studios Singapore hopes to open the long-awaited Madagascar: A Crate Adventure attraction in the first half of 2011, with a ride based on the Transformers movies to follow later in the year. Themed boat ride Magagascar: A Crate Adventure was originally due to open with the rest of Universal Studios Singapore in March 2010, but has been plagued by technical problems. Previous reports have suggested that these could lead to the complete removal of some sections of the ride prior to its eventual opening.
The Transformers attraction was announced in June 2009, with a version also due to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2012. It will be located in the Sci-Fi City area of the park. Screamscape reports that the Battlestar Galactica dueling rollercoasters could also make a return in early 2011. A serious incident during a routine test in March led to the attraction's closure just a week after it first opened, when a seat flew off one of the coasters' trains. Manufacturer Vekoma has since replaced all of the trains, but the park must still obtain safety clearance from Singapore authorities before Battlestar Galactica can reopen.
Despite being without two of its headline attractions throughout its opening season, Universal Studios Singapore still drew over 1 million visitors during the first six months after its opening. The average daily attendance at the park is now around a whopping 8,000 guests.
Jurong General Hospital is part of Jurong Health Services. Slated to open in 2014, the 700-bed acute hospital will be twinned with a 280-bed community hospital to provide patients with holistic and integrated care. Conveniently located within walking distance from the Jurong East MRT and Jurong East Bus Interchange, Jurong General Hospital will be collaborating closely with other healthcare partners including primary care providers such as General Practitioners and polyclinics, hospitals, long term care providers and voluntary welfare organisations.
The Hospital Planning Department: Hospital Planning is a unique department set up specifically to oversee and coordinate the design and construction of our new regional hospital, Jurong General Hospital, that caters to fast medicine. Working closely with the end users (doctors, nurses, allied health and administrators from the hospital), Hospital Planning will be the key driver working in close collaboration with the Architects and Medical Planners to plan and design our new hospital building.
A design competition held in mid 2009 saw many exciting entries from local and international architects. The competition was a platform to select the best building consultant/architect as the main Consultant and we were on the lookout for an organisation which understands the complexity of a healthcare building with sensitivity to the needs of a patient. CPG Consultants, HOK (USA) and Studio 505 (Australia) submitted the winning design, which incorporated features like:
A window for every patient - to improve lighting, ventilation and external views for the patient.
Healing environment - to incorporate natural and outdoor views through the window next to every bed. This would create a calming and restful environment which would help in the healing process of the patient.
Sense of connection with the Community - integrated community space within the hospital with the facilities and parks nearby.
They have since conducted many workshops with the architects to revise the design specifications as well as the general massing of the buildings. In the planning of these features the vision of the hospital remains as the focal point:
The Patient is their focus - Patients will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. We will treat our staff likewise so that they can be expected to extend the same care towards our patients. Patient care will be integrated and holistic - The whole continuum of patient care will be coordinated and integrated, within the hospital and across the healthcare continuum (with Academic Medical Clusters, other hospitals and across step-down and primary care settings). Their focus would be on the "individual" within the patient; not just body parts or symptoms.
The hospital as a conducive innovation and research milieu - Staff are engaged in inquiry and research to continuously enhance medical care and patient experience. They will partner others to bring experimental clinical innovations for patient's benefits. A rich training ground for the next generation of healthcare providers. Ensure a systematic and integrated curriculum for medical and healthcare professionals.
A commitment to build a healthcare institution for generations to come.
At The Moving Body, they make it a must to give their clients personalised, quality service, which explains why they keep classes small (six students or less at a time) and their teachers are highly qualified in their field of expertise.
And because they know that the needs of their clients are constantly changing, their teachers often turn into learners themselves too, always seeking new knowledge (through teacher training, conferences and conducting weekly workshops at The Moving Body’s studio) to meet those needs.
That’s why they are proud to be a mentoring centre for Polestar Pilates. Recognised by the Pilates Method Alliance, Polestar Pilates is internationally renowned to have a pilates-evolved curriculum with a strong scientific background that has strong links to rehabilitation and fitness principles. For information on mentoring and how to become a certified Polestar Pilates teacher, email them.
Remember how liberating it felt when you took your first step, ran your best race or aced your first cartwheel? At The Moving Body, their Movement Teachers, as they’d like to call themselves (“instructors” or “trainers” just don’t quite cut it) are dedicated to helping you move even better, through what they know and do best— Pilates, Gyrotonic, Physiotherapy. Because we want you to lead more active, healthy and happy lives.
They know their clients are their students, or learners, but they also think of them as their friends. They stress the importance of making sure they feel comfortable and at ease at The Moving Body so they let individual learner’s goals and expectations drive each and every consultation and lesson. They place the strongest emphasis on their clients’ happiness, safety and comfort.
ToTT is a 36,000 sq ft store that offers an unparalleled range of dining and kitchenware products to fulfill your aspirations in cooking, baking or hosting. They have specially selected the many Tools Of The Trade to get you going in the right direction, as well as cooking classes to help you create unique culinary moments for your family and friends.
When they look at professionals, they sometimes wonder how we do it. How do chefs turn everyday ingredients into gastronomic feasts? How do restaurants create that wonderful dining experience?
After more than half a century working with many of the best professionals in the hospitality business, they would like to think that they are privy to some of these secrets. That's what brought them to create ToTT. Whether your passion is for cooking, baking or hosting parties, they have selected the Tools Of The Trade to get you off to the right start. They offer renowned cookware brands from Jamie Oliver to De Buyer, as well as exclusive first-to-market products.
And it's not just the hardware; ToTT is also where you can find creative
inspirations to construct unique culinary moments for your family and
friends. Nurture your passion at their Cooking Studio or take a class
to improve your hosting skills. Be inspired by a variety of cuisines
taught by their experienced instructors and celebrity chefs. Or, book
their studios for a private party or a corporate function.
Cooking Studio consists of a hands-on kitchen that can hold classes for
up to 12 students, as well as a demo kitchen that can seat up to 70
people or be converted into a private dining space. With nearly 2,000
square feet of space, both studios will offer classes for everyone from
the person just beginning to discover fun in the kitchen, to the avid
professional home chef.
Located in the east of Singapore, Soul of Fitness has found its home in a quaint, conservation shophouse in Joo Chiat.
They are the first gym in S.E Asia to boast top-of-the-range hammer strength equipment. In addition to their brand new machines, they have a separate studio with ample space for a wide variety of classes ranging from keep-fit routines to more vigorous kickboxing workouts.
Members are also welcome to chill out in their comfortable lounge and enjoy a cup of their special brew of detoxifying tea while flipping through their extensive collection of magazines. There are also lockers, shower facilities and a children's play corner for your convenience.
Soul of Fitness has been born from sweat and tears not only for their whole team, but for those of you who know what good health means (its not a stack of money going towards medical stuff!). They believe that with their experience and attitude towards fitness, and now with their very own den, they're able to continue sharing their knowledge with others to help everyone achieve their fitness goals.
Wanderlust is a left-field and totally experimental boutique hotel set to draw madcap voyagers and curious travellers to its doorstep. Located in Little India - a bustling cultural enclave where Indian immigrants once settled, and the building was originally an old school built it 1920s.
With four thematic levels of 29 rooms by award winning Singapore design agencies, each group was given full creative freedom.
Lobby Level - Industrial Glam by Asylum A juxtaposition of the surrounding's setting and contemporary design.
Level 2 - Eccentricity by :phunk Studio Colours everything from the walls to the neon lights and the rainbow corridor leads to a outdoor deck with a customised mosaic-tiled jacuzzi.
Level 3 - Is it just Black and White by DP Architects
Walk across the black corridor and enter into the contrasting white rooms to discover Origami and Pop-Art works.
Level 4 - Creature Comforts by fFurious
Get cosy with friendly monsters in each room that presents a different vibe and be assured of a fantasy-filled experience.
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort is the only resort in Singapore with a beachfront location on Sentosa Island overlooking the South China Sea. Situated on Siloso Beach, the resort aims to be the destination of choice for both business and leisure travellers. It enjoys proximity to mainland Singapore, which is conveniently linked by a causeway. Besides numerous island attractions and VivoCity - one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore - the resort is minutes away from Southeast Asia's first Universal Studios.
After 17 years in business, the resort is currently undergoing a complete makeover on its guestrooms and facilities including the swimming pool, gym, spa, children's club, food and beverage outlets and function rooms. The resort will categorize its rooms according to the view - hill, pool and sea - and each room will have a balcony so that guests can enjoy the lush natural surroundings. New room types will better cater to the needs of different groups of travelers. For instance, a guest traveling with children can check into a Deluxe Family Pool View Room with child-friendly facilities and extra luggage space, while a couple on their honeymoon can check into a Panorama Room with an open concept bathroom that offers a panoramic sea view.
Other enhancements to the guestrooms include soundproof double walls and a space-saving extra bed that folds into a wall. To provide guests with greater convenience, a guest pantry will be available on selected floors to provide additional amenities, such as an ice dispenser and a vending machine for snacks. Premium rooms will be located on the 10th and 11th floors, which require key card access.
The project is targeted for completion in early 2011, after which Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore will re-open as Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort.
Jitterbugs and the world's foremost Pole Dance studio - Bobbi's Pole Dance Studio from Sydney, Australia are proud to announce a partnership in Singapore. Bobbi is one of the pioneers of the art of Pole Dance as we know it now and her studio also produces the annual Miss Pole Dance Australia competition.
The official launch of Bobbi's Pole Studio Singapore at 222 Queens Street will be in Aug 2010. It will have 2 dedicated studios with 18 poles each. In other words, no more sharing of poles!
With the opening of the new Pole studio at 222 Queen Street, Jitterbugs Swingapore will cease conducting Pole and Exotic Dance classes at The Cathay
Say hello to Singapore's first mall dedicated to youth and sports. *Scape which sits on a 12,000 sq m plot next to Orchard Cineleisure has just opened. It will be in addition to the *Scape Youth Park across the road.
The $40 million building is positioned as an iconic youth brand and will be a youth-engagement hub.
Its third storey has dance, music and recording studios for budding Musicians, and its fourth, new media production suites and editing studios for those keen on generating new media content.
The name *SCAPE not only represents a physical platform where young talents can hone and showcase their skills but also a mind space which is constantly bubbling with new creations, ideations and possibilities. The asterisk represents a wildcard of infinite prospects for creative expression at this exciting new urban community building.
The building design by RSP Architects was voted for by nearly 5000 youth, who also helped to shape the six conceptual spaces based on their interests, within the space:
The late great Andy Warhol once said: "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
Located in Robertson Quay, one of Singapore's popular entertainment districts, Studio M offers modern accommodation with free internet access, free parking and an open-air fitness centre.
Italian maestro, Piero Lissoni brings his style of minimal Italian elegance to Singapore with the launch of Studio M. Designed to be both sophisticated and edgy; the hotel is created using clean lines and a subtle colour palette. If you're looking for more than just sharp service and privacy, the ultra-chic interiors will be sure to appeal.
Lissoni has also brought greenery into the hotel and created a lush environment of a perfect urban garden. When architecture and plants are integrated, the hotel takes on a whole new angle of warmth and tranquility.
A towering loft acts as a unique front to the hotel while a remarkable five-metre high chandelier floats above a white sculptural island serving as the one-stop reception area.
Studio M is near a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment options. The central business district and shopping district, Orchard Road is a 15-minute drive away.
Each loft at Studio M has a safe, minibar and coffee/tea maker. It also offers a sofa-bed and private bathroom with shower.
Guests can unwind at Studio M's wading pools or enjoy outdoor dining at the Oasis Deck or Take, which features Japanese fusion food.
Other food and beverage options include Kuve, offering Thai-style grilled dishes and a large range of beers. Expressamente serves authentic Italian dishes and gourmet coffee.
The National Art Gallery, Singapore (working title) is a new visual arts institution which will contribute to building Singapore as a regional and international hub for visual arts. It will focus on the display, appreciation, promotion, research and study of Southeast Asian and Singaporean art, as well as play host to international art exhibitions.
Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the City Hall and adjacent former Supreme Court building - two important heritage buildings symbolic of Singapore's nationhood - will be converted to house this exciting new visual arts venue, and is anticipated to be completed by 2013. The National Art Gallery will be a civic and creative space, established for the enrichment, enjoyment and engagement of Singapore residents and visitors from all over the world. The National Art Gallery is a subsidiary of the National Heritage Board.
With its Southeast Asian focus, the National Art Gallery aims to be accessible to its visitors and users, in physical, intellectual, cultural, social and virtual terms. The National Art Gallery will provide a regional cultural backdrop, broad interpretation framework for understanding Singapore's culture and heritage in the context of visual arts development in the regional and international arts scene.
City Hall Built in 1929, the City Hall building was originally called the "Municipal Building" and housed the then-Municipal Council, who was responsible for the construction of roads, bridges and markets, street lighting, and the provision of water from reservoirs to the town. In September 1951, Singapore was conferred city status by King George VI, and the building was renamed as the "City Hall". The City Hall has been the stage for many important events in Singapore's history, from the Japanese surrender to the British in 1945, to the declaration of Singapore's independence in 1965 by then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Since then, the City Hall continued to house various government departments such as the Public Utilities Board, the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Supreme Court and the former Ministry of Culture. It was eventually vacated in 2005.
Supreme Court Built between 1930 and 1939, the adjacent former Supreme Court Building's primary purpose was to serve the judiciary system of Singapore. An interesting amalgamation of British architectural themes, its façade was designed to match City Hall, with classical architecture and corresponding Corinthian columns. It is also known for its spacious interiors featuring murals by Italian artist, Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli. The former Supreme Court Building contains five court rooms, a Court of Appeal, library, registry, and accommodations for advocates and other necessary offices. To keep apace with the growing demands and rapid changes of Singapore's society, the judiciary shifted out of this building into a new Supreme Court Building in 2005.
Studio Milou Architecture's winning design for the National Art Gallery of Singapore elegantly integrates the historic Supreme Court and City Hall buildings at roof level through the use of a linear draped canopy supported by tree-like columns. A strong link is made between the two buildings through a new basement level, bringing visitors down to a concourse area beneath the buildings before they make their way up into the higher levels of the Gallery.
Dramatic new spaces are created through the extension of existing stairways and the introduction of links between the two buildings. A new glass roof structure provides a spectacular exhibition space bathed in filtered natural light that is capable of hosting the largest pieces of modern and contemporary art.
Overall, the design reflects Studio Milou Architecture's expertise in museum design and planning, as well as its extensive experience in the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.
Rock and roll attitude meets five-star service at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. Breathtaking design, fashionable dining options, and the legendary entertainment experience only Hard Rock can offer make this the obvious choice for those looking for a stay that is beyond the ordinary.
If unique networking venues are what you need, the hotel is home to some of the resort's best meeting and conference facilities, and indoor exhibition space. This includes 26 meeting rooms and one of Asia's largest ballrooms with seating for 7,300 guests. All at the doorstep of Universal Studios Singapore ®, the world's largest oceanarium and Asia's newest casino resort.
Deluxe Rooms: Unique, modern design. Plush furnishings. Ambient lighting. We understand that glamour and style are serious business and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore's deluxe rooms always deliver.
Each comes with perks like a multi-function iPod docking station, a full range of Hard Rock's signature RockSpa bathroom amenities and our superlative bedding. Even the bathroom is designed to make you feel like you are in your own backstage dressing room. And with accommodations like these, you may never want to hit the stage.
Suite Room: Live like a rock star in one of Hard Rock Hotel Singapore's eight suites. Recline in your massive king-size bed while the impossibly high thread count of our Egyptian cotton linen caresses you. Mix a cocktail from your fully stocked mini-bar while the state of the art audio/video system entertains you. There is even an extra pull-out bed available, because when you are a star you never know who else might stop by.
Presidential Suite: What does the word "presidential" mean to you? To us it means the very highest. Above everything else. Beyond premium.
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore's spectacular Presidential Suite features a spacious living area with a connecting twin bedroom (two double beds), a pool-facing balcony allowing guests to watch live performances from the privacy of their own room, and top of the line amenities from the entertainment system to the bedding. Add impeccable service that will cater to your every whim and fancy, and you'll never forget your Hard Rock experience here.
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