After shutting its doors back in 2016, the newly revamped Funan is set to make its highly-anticipated return to the retail scene after three years of redevelopment works.

Previously known as the Funan DigitaLife Mall, it used to be the go-to locale for tech-savvy locals looking for the latest IT, digital and mobile products. Come 28 June, shoppers can look forward to an all-new shopping destination that brings you the best of experiential and activity-based retail all under one roof.

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The new Funan will be home to over 180 concept and flagship stores with a focus on six main themes: tech, craft, play, fit, chic and taste. Besides returning brands such as tech giants Courts, Best Denki and Lenovo, as well as homegrown eateries Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Old Chang Kee, a plethora of up-and-coming tenants will be making their Funan debut as well. Here are some of the retail offerings you can expect:

Golden Village – It’s not just any other Golden Village; you’re looking at a mega seven-screen multiplex featuring two new seating concepts – Deluxe Plus and Gold Class Express. Virtual reality pods will also make an appearance in its foyer, which showcases popular games alongside other cinematic content for moviegoers.

TFX The first ever fitness centre in Singapore that comes with a swimming pool (yes, legit!) and an outdoor deck, complete with smart training systems to guarantee you a cutting-edge experience unlike any other.

Funan TFX

Love Bonito – Amongst the homegrown labels setting up stores in Funan, millennial shoppers are arguably most excited for the opening of fashion label Love, Bonito’s largest outlet in Singapore. No better reason to indulge in some retail therapy!

Edible Garden City – Living up to our name as a garden city is Edible Garden City, which operates a 5,000 square feet urban farm right smack in the middle of the seventh floor. Not only do they specialise in growing and supplying fresh produce straight to restaurants in Funan, visitors can also take part in multi-sensory tours and gardening workshops in the future.

Funan Edible Garden City

Tree Of Life – At the heart of Funan is its coretailing concept of Tree Of Life, which houses 20 retail pods that will introduce new pop-up concepts on a regular basis. Participating tenants include Tech360.tv, where you can check out reviews of tech products filmed live in a media studio right in front of you.

Climb Central – An extension from the base of the Tree of Life, Climb Central is set to take centre stage at Level 1 – which operates the highest climbing facility in the Civic District.

Funan Climb Central

The Travelling C.O.W / MILKSHA – Over at Level 2 of the Tree of Life, two Volkswagen Kombi vans will be occupying the parking space at Funan – popular food truck The Travelling C.O.W, as well as Taiwanese bubble tea chain MILKSHA.

GamePro Shop – Longtime patrons of the old Funan might be familiar with GamePro Shop. Aside from getting your gaming fix, esports enthusiasts can also keep an eye out for future esports tournaments being held in its new space.

Other notable debuts include tech company Dyson’s first standalone beauty-centric store, bike manufacturer Brompton Junction’s first Southeast Asian flagship store, as well as the first DJI drone store in Singapore.

Photo credits: CapitaLand

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Following the successful Precious Moments x Care Bears concept in April, the Japanese-French inspired cafe is back with another famous collaboration starring an iconic character who lives in a red dog house.

In yet another first for Kumoya, the cafe will be hosting a pop-up concept from 13 June to September 2019 that is entirely devoted to the beloved pop culture icon, Snoopy! Said to be the first-of-its-kind in Singapore and South East Asia, the lovable beagle will make his appearance in his favourite flying gear through dedicated interiors that will resemble the timeless Peanuts comic strips.

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The Snoopy-inspired menu will feature a selection of dishes and beverages that have been carefully curated by the Kumoya kitchen team and their long-time partner – award-winning food artist Shirley Wong (@littlemissbento).

In line with their brand identity and to make the dining experience all-inclusive, the upcoming menu is set to be Muslim-friendly (not Halal-certified, however) – which means no pork, lard or alcohol in the preparation or presentation of their dishes.

Similar to their previous pop-up cafes, you can expect a delicious lineup of Insta-worthy food designs that exude the visual charm of the character. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect during your visit!

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Snoopy’s Doghouse Fantasy Ebi Burger, $23.90 

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Snoopy Sleep Tight Mushroom Sauce Rice with Roasted Chicken, $27.90

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Chill Out with Snoopy Original Churros Balls with Fresh Fruits Parfait, $22.90

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Snoopy’s Doghouse Delight Pancake, $22.90

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Matcha Matcha Friendship Strawberry Frappe, $12.90

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Watch-The-World-Go-By Iced Flower Blossom Tea with Cranberry Juice, $11.90

In addition to the yummy food, there will also be exclusive Snoopy merchandise available for the avid Peanuts fan to bring home!

Snoopy x Kumoya Pop-up Cafe runs from 13 June to September 2019 at Kumoya, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320.

School’s out and it’s finally time to relax before the start of the next school term. No more late-night cram sessions – take a break from your timetable and chill out with the gang at these fun events this June holiday!

31 May to 2 June: DBS Marina Regatta 2019

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Get hyped for an adrenaline-pumping weekend that’s filled with cheers, delicious food and good company at DBS Marina Regatta. From participating in Singapore’s largest outdoor challenge-fuelled eco maze to enjoying a feast made up of Insta-worthy hawker fare, there’s an exciting line-up of activities perfect for everyone of any age!

Admission is free, visit DBS Marina Regatta 2019 for more information.

31 May to 14 July: Rose Romance Floral Display

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Ever wondered what it’s like to stroll through an European garden filled with over 40 varieties of roses? In the next installment of floral displays at Gardens by the Bay, you can literally stop to smell the roses – in classic hues of red, pink, orange, yellow and white – as well as meet some unique breeds rarely seen in our side of the world such as Roald Dahl, a peach-coloured rose aptly named after the famed English author and inspired by his well-loved novel, James and the Giant Peach.

Tickets from $12, visit Gardens by the Bay for more information.

1 June to 15 September: From Singapore to Singaporean – The Bicentennial Experience

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In a one-of-a-kind showcase as part of Singapore’s Bicentennial, this multi-sensory experience takes you back to the early days of our country in the 1200s and how it progresses through 700 years to the flourishing nation we are today. If this is a topic that piques your interest, you can also explore Singapore’s evolution from past to present through interactive pavilions within the greenery of Fort Gate.

Admission is free (ticket is required for entry), visit The Bicentennial Experience for more information.

5 to 9 June: ciNE65 Festival 2019

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If mainstream Hollywood films are not your thing, here’s an alternative festival for you to explore. With the aim to capture the Singaporean identity, budding homegrown filmmakers have been encouraged to take part in this local film fest to share their sentiments through their own short films. In this first-ever edition of ciNE65, you’re invited to attend free film screenings of this year’s entries – with a chance to win attractive prizes when you vote for your favourite film.

Admission is free, visit ciNE65 SG for more information.

6 to 9 June: RWS Summer Matsuri

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Are you a fan of Japanese culture? You’re in luck: RWS is set to host their inaugural Summer Matsuri with an array of exclusive Japanese gourmet delights alongside free film screenings and cultural performances. With over 38 Japanese dishes to indulge in – which include savoury snacks and sweet treats – it’s best that you come with an empty stomach!

Admission is free, visit Resorts World Sentosa for more information.

8 to 9 June: Ultra Singapore

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Back for the fourth year running, ULTRA Singapore is the nation’s most highly-anticipated dance music festival which sees top international musicians and DJs play a electrifying mix of EDM, deep house and techno. Expect to see EDM heavyweights Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson and Skrillex spin tracks that are sure to get all dance fanatics raving to the beat.

Tickets from $158, visit Ultra Singapore for more information.

9 June: Jeong Eun Ji 1st Singapore Concert

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Since her debut as the powerhouse vocalist of K-pop girl group Apink, Jeong Eun Ji has made her name for herself as a soloist with three mini albums under her belt. After holding her first overseas concert in Japan last year, the talented songstress is ready to meet her local fans at her upcoming solo concert in Singapore. What’s more, 500 VIP ticket holders will also get a chance to attend a special sound check session before the show!

Tickets from $118, visit APACTIX for more information.

15 to 30 June: Children’s Festival

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You’re never too old for a bit of Disney magic! Held in collaboration with the upcoming Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Gardens by the Bay invites you to soak in some feel-good fun at the Children’s Festival 2019. See the Supertree Grove transform into a colourful carnival filled with games and activities inspired by the familiar characters from the film franchise. While you’re having fun on the ground, don’t forget to look up to the towering Supertrees where a 1.5-metre wide marble will make its way along the 150-metre Toy Story 4-themed marble run track twice every hour!

Admission is free, visit Gardens by the Bay for more information.

16 June: The Boyz Asia Fan-Con [The Castle] in Singapore 2019

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In their first ever Asia tour, K-pop boy band The Boyz is set to make a stop in Singapore for an intimate fanmeet session while presenting a few performances as a treat. All ticket holders are also guaranteed an exclusive tour photo card set consisting of 13 photos as well as an official tour poster!

Tickets from $118, visit APACTIX for more information.

22 June: Whabby! Music Carnival

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Featuring a spectacular line-up of homegrown talents such as rapper Axel Brizzy and Evanturetime at its debut music festival, global online community WHABBY! is ready to fill your day with great live music, art performances and festival grub, in addition to a village market showcasing the works of local crafters.

Admission is free (ticket is required for entry), visit WHABBY! Music Carnival for more information.

22 June to 28 July: Read! Fest 2019

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It’s always nice to curl up with a good book, don’t you think? In the sixth installment of Read! Fest, embark on the theme of Voyage as you discover alternative forms of reading through space and time.

Admission is free, visit National Reading Movement for more information.

22 June to 1 September: M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play

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Organised by bilingual theatre company The Theatre Practice, the sophomore edition of the M1 Patch! festival will now take place across the span of three months – boasting a diverse series of programmes including immersive workshops, interactive arts installation as well as varying concepts of play performances.

Tickets from $8, visit The Theatre Practice for more information.

Which of these events will you be attending this June? Let us know in the comments below!

If Jewel Changi Airport feels half-opened during your visits so far, that’s because it is. There are many more attractions promised than the Rain Vortex and Forest Valley, and they’re all about to open come 10 June.

The entire Canopy Park at the top floor of Jewel will finally offer more than food and drink (most recently Burger & Lobster), as highlight attractions like the Manulife Sky Nets, Mirror Maze and Canopy Bridge all swing their gates open for the public. Smaller, but equally cool things like the Foggy Bowls and Topiary Walk also add flavour to the experience. Separately opening on the same day is the Changi Experience Studio, found on level 4, and is essentially a high-tech, aviation-themed interactive gallery.

More on that and all the activities you can look forward to below!

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For a vertigo-inducing rush, head to the centre of this 50m long, 23m high sky bridge and look down its glass floor panels. It’s also the best place for a close view of the eye of the HSBC Rain Vortex!

Changi Experience Studio

Changi Experience Studio

Separate from the Canopy Park, this digital museum of sorts houses interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits all under one roof. It features a personal interactive device each guest will receive, that helps guide their way through the various experiences.

Discovery Slides

Discovery Slides

Stand atop a 6.5m high platform, take in the views of the entire Canopy Park, then swoosh down one of four slides housed within this massive sculpture.

Foggy Bowls

Foggy Bowls

See those puffs of smoke sitting calmly on the garden patch? Go ahead, hide inside the mist and feel what’s it like to be among the clouds. Choose from one of four puffs that range from 30-65cm in depth.

Hedge Maze

Hedge Maze

Singapore’s largest indoor hedge maze is one you won’t want to find your way out of. Get lost inside and find the way towards a heightened platform inside for an awesome view of the maze itself.

Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing

Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing

It’s the mother of all bouncy nets. 250m of play space awaits for you to leap about, plus a peak of 8m at one point for a vantage you won’t soon forget.

Manulife Sky Nets – Walking

Manulife Sky Nets Walking

The world’s largest walking net is made all the more thrilling by being suspended 25m above ground. Loop around the entire inner perimeter of Jewel on this.

Mirror Maze

Mirror Maze

Like all mirror mazes, it confuses, disorients and boggles your mind as you wander about inside. Add to that overhanging foliage and you got one mean maze.

Petal Garden

Petal Garden

Take in the seasonal floral displays that rival the magnificence of our Gardens by the Bay.

Topiary Walk

Topiary Walk

See vividly-colored elephant, peacock, orangutan and other animal sculptures as you take a jaunt in this Insta-worthy enclave.

A version of this article first appeared on SG Magazine.

Admission to the Canopy Park from 10 June is $4.50 for Singapore residents and $5 for standard tickets, inclusive of access to the Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden and Topiary Walk. Other attractions ticketed separately. Bundle deals available. Tickets go on sale 6 June here.

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What if you could have all your favourite old-school Hokkien snacks and dishes for half a dollar each? For just two days from 27 to 28 July in the heart of Chinatown, you can have your fill of cheap but sumptuous local delights at rock-bottom prices!

Jointly organised by Chinatown Food Street and Select Group Pte Ltd, the fourth edition of the 50 Cents Fest (五毛钱美食荟萃) will feature a total of 45 stalls and mobile vendors with wares priced from the titular $0.50 to no more than $3. This year, the fest will spotlight a specific dialect group from the many facets of Chinese heritage: Hokkien, originating from Minnan in Fujian Province, China.

50 Cents Food Festival

Having been a staple of the Singapore Food Festival for years, it’s no surprise that the 50 Cents Fest covers an extensive list of Hokkien delicacies for its visitors. This includes Kong Bak Pau (braised pork belly bun) from established restaurant Beng Hiang, as well as a myriad of familiar tastes like Hei Zo (prawn rolls), fried Hokkien mee and Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup.

In addition to the huge variety of local grub available, there will also be games and activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the two-day extravaganza. Immerse yourself in Hokkien Getai performances, go all the way at the “Jiak Ba Buay” (“Have you eaten?”) Bingo, as well as hearken back to the good old days with nostalgic arcade games. Don’t forget to take home a souvenir or two from the Mixed Goods Store retail lane featuring Hokkien-styled merchandise after you’ve had your fill. Don’t worry about running out of cash either – QR code payments via OCBC PayAnyone will also be available at the stalls.

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Salivating yet? Keep a look out for festival seats through the reservation platform Chope so you can snag the best spot for the best experience.

The 50 Cents Fest will be held from 27 to 28 July 2019, 11am to 11pm, at Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street and Chinatown.

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