On 24 July, a new building concept was officially launched in Singapore which encompassed three elements: Nature, Adventure and Culture. The subtle name was picked because all these words had a similar matter- TURE, said co-creator Sharon Lee.
The open house drew in a crowd of more than 400 people that came for the abundant food and activities such as yoga, pilates, rock climbing, ukulele workshops, infant and toddler massages, kayaking, silk screening and coffee demonstrations by popular coffee house Loysel’s Toys.
TURE is nestled beautifully between the Kallang River and Kallang Riverside Park. Its idyllic location overlooking the basin stirs up memories of Kallang’s historic past of sawmills and industrial gasworks. Today, its waters and parks are filled with the vibrancy of Singapore’s sports and recreational lifestyle. The Kallang River basin has been targeted by the government of Singapore as an outdoor activities hub, and therefore the addition of TURE is a key part of this vision.
Although a stone’s throw away from the bustling city center, TURE transports you to a lush green sanctuary where nature, adventure and culture thrive. This former warehouse is now home to a thriving art, sports and culinary community whose focus is on bringing out the inspiration in you.
TURE is managed by SOI Collective Pte Ltd, an integrated group of professionals with a background in hospitality consulting and development projects. SOI looks to transform the way people live by providing interesting alternatives that inspire a unique lifestyle.
The building is definitely worth a visit for its eclectic mix of tenants, namely:
1st Floor: Loysel’s Toy and 13 Wives – Committed to providing you that perfect cup of coffee, Loysel’s Toy delivers their own freshly roasted beans, refined brewing techniques and passionate baristas.
Right around the corner, the craft of the cocktail is fully exhibited with thirteen unique concoctions, each with its own mesmerising story
2nd Floor: Kilo Kitchen+Bar – Revive yourself by indulging in Kilo’s fresh and expressive menu while taking in the natural green surroundings of the river and park. The food is exceptional here and it’s a great place to chill.
3rd Floor: Petite Papillon – A child enrichment studio that offers a wide variety of classes, ranging from calligraphy to language, Petite Papillon focuses on stimulating the creative energy in children of all ages.
5rd Floor: Ukulele Movement – More than just a ukulele retail shop, Ukulele Movement aims to create an awareness and grow the ukulele community by connecting like-minded people to share their skills and inspirations through music.
6th Floor: Fifth Ray Integrated Activities – Fifth Ray Integrated Activities was set up by Dr Tan Swee Kheng (PhD), Kinesiologist and Movement Specialist, who is an advocate for active and healthy living throughout the life span. Fifth Ray applies the knowledge of concrete science and research in the areas of kinesiology, pedagogy, and sporting experiences for the coaching of adults and children.
7th and 8th Floor: Climbers Laboratory – A specialist in outdoor adventures, Climber’s Laboratory brings to you a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor climbing experience with its professional team and modern facilities.