Nayon Clark Park set to open in Oct. Ric Sapnu (The Philippine Star) - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines — The Nayon Pilipino Foundation (NPF) is set to re-launch on Oct. 28 one of the country’s popular theme parks here, to be called Nayon Clark Park (NCP). NPF executive director Michelle Aguilar-Ong said NCP will be the home of Filipino diversity, a venue of expression for the arts such as visual, performing, literature, culinary, among others. The theme park will also showcase Filipino history, culture, heritage and tradition, highlighting the 169 indigenous tribes of the Philippines. “The park also aims to be the home of young and struggling artists in various fields,” Ong said. The 5.6-hectare park complex is currently undergoing renovation, including the theater area, the villages, the food park, the man-made lagoon, the galleries and the replacement and upgrading of the lighting … [Read more...] about Nayon Clark Park set to open in Oct.
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Technician Zulkifli Atan started smoking in his early teens, then he moved on to marijuana and eventually heroin. The 46-year-old is trying to kick the habit, and for the past six months, he has been attending counselling sessions at the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association's (Sana) Step-Up Centre in Taman Jurong, which began operations in January and was officially opened yesterday. It was set up following the success of Sana's first centre in Sengkang, which opened in 2016 and has since helped more than 1,500 walk-in clients and their family members. Mr Zulkifli has never missed a session, according to his counsellor, and is making good progress. "At least I have someone to talk to," he said. "We (ex-offenders) also have to do our part." The guitarist and singer has even started a band with other clients and teaches them how to play instruments as a coping strategy. The Step-Up Centres provide reintegration programmes and services to former drug abusers, people at risk of drug abuse … [Read more...] about Second Step-Up Centre for drug abusers opens in Taman Jurong
Swiss challenge on for P12-billion resort project in New Clark Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has started the Swiss challenge for Widus Philippines Inc.’s proposed P12-billion luxury mountain resort development in New Clark City by seeking offers from private firms. “The BCDA invites all interested private sector proponents or participants to participate in a competitive challenge for the long-term lease of a 450-hectare parcel of the New Clark City for a proposed luxury mountain resort development,” the state-run firm said in a notice published Thursday. Widus Philippines’ unsolicited proposal involves building a five-star hotel managed by an international brand, an 18-hole championship golf course and one clubhouse for the first phase of development. Under a Swiss challenge, private … [Read more...] about Swiss challenge on for P12-billion resort project in New Clark
SINGAPORE - A second Raffles Hotel is set to open in Singapore in 2022, more than a century after the original national monument in Beach Road opened its doors in 1887. Hotel operator Accor Group, in partnership with property developer Royal Group, announced on Tuesday (June 25) that the new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore will be built on Sentosa. The proposed all-villa resort will feature 61 villas, each with its own private swimming pool, set in a 1,000,000 sq ft property, the equivalent of approximately 17 football fields. Royal Group, which owns SO Sofitel Singapore and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, will build the new Raffles resort on land adjacent to the existing Sofitel on Sentosa. Royal Group managing director Peter Wilding said during a press conference on Tuesday that the hotel will be a new interpretation of the iconic Raffles brand. Design studio Yabu Pushelberg, founded by Canadian designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, designed the resort, … [Read more...] about Second Raffles Hotel set to open in Singapore on Sentosa in 2022
So the other day, when I was looking up the map of Muji outlets in Singapore - just, you know, a regular day for me - I saw this and nearly fell off my chair: OMG, Muji is opening 2 new outlets in JB in 2019! The first of the two new Muji outlets in Johor is in Aeon Mall Tebrau City (practically next to IKEA Tebrau, FYI), and its first day of operations was last Friday, 21 June 2019. (The second one opens in October.) … Guess who took leave last Friday to go to JB? That's right, ladies and gentlemen - I took leave to go to the new Muji JB so you don't have to. Read on to find out whether it's worthwhile for Singaporeans to make the trip. HOW TO GET TO MUJI JB @ AEON TEBRAU CITY You must be on the edge of your seat with anticipation already, but first, I do need to give a bit of boring but important background info: To get to Muji JB, you first need to get to JB, duh. After crossing immigration in JB, you'll end up at City Square, from where you will need to make your way to Aeon … [Read more...] about Muji JB opens in Tebrau City