Say Hello to Singapore's Creative Intersection, where Passion Meets Discovery
Funan1 unveiled its experiential showsuite on 27 April 2017 with a bang where guests experienced the dynamism of a brand new live-work-play paradigm. The Funan Showsuite serves as a catalyst for weekly pop-up events including craft workshops, community talks and performances by local talents. This is also the first retail showsuite in Singapore that is open to the public daily from 11 am to 9 pm.
Since our launch, the showsuite has hosted many lifestyle programmes around its passion clusters - 'tech', 'craft', 'fit', 'taste', 'chic' and 'play' by collaborating with partners and brands such as Adidas, Asiasoft, Casio, CLEO, Huawei, National Arts Council, Sony and Vans, as well as emerging local creatives and makers who share the passion of imparting their skills at craft workshops. To grow and engage the tribe of online fans, key opinion leaders who share the same brand personality and character as Funan have helped to strengthen Funan's positioning as the #SupportLocal creative intersection. Fans and followers of @funansg have grown exponentially with over four times the growth of followers on Facebook and Instagram within the span of six months.
Funan is delighted to announce our first office tenant WeWork, one of the world's leading innovators in the shared office space. Both Funan and WeWork share the same ethos of breaking new ground and building a community of like-minded individuals driven by passion to make a difference. WeWork's coworking space will leverage on Funan's central location and harness its live-work-play paradigm to create a world-class collaborative work space that fosters connections and nurtures ideas. It will cater to a new generation of professionals who yearn to work in a collaborative environment that gets them inspired, and unwind in a convenient location where they can shop, play, entertain and enjoy a whole host of lifestyle activities under one roof.
Funan also celebrated a key construction milestone with the completion of the piling works in October 2017. The superstructure is completed up to level 4 and construction is on track for a timely completion.
The Funan integrated development comprises a mall of the future serving as a platform to inspire retail innovation, two office blocks that meet the needs of a variety of business, including established multinational corporations and coworking spaces for the mobile workforce, as well as The Ascott Limited's lyf brand of coliving serviced residences designed for millennials.
With community, connectivity and convenience at its core, Funan caters to the new breed of consumers who favour a collaborative environment and authentic experiences that reflect their passions and tastes. In support of the global car-lite movement, Funan is set to become Singapore's first commercial building to allow cycling through the building with a dedicated indoor cycling path, complete with end-of-trip facilities for cycling enthusiasts, including bike shops, bike cafes, lockers and shower facilities. Funan will also boast the largest area set aside for urban agriculture in the CBD with a 5,300 sq ft urban farm and 6,900 sq ft edible yard, where the public can learn more about the origins of their food and 'adopt a plot' to grow their own produce.
Amenities available in Funan will include a cineplex, a best-in-class gym, futsal court, swimming pool and rock-climbing facility. Theatre goers will also delight in the performances programmed by Singapore's leading professional theatre company W!ld Rice, which will operate the dedicated 380-seat theatre at Funan.
1 Funan was closed on 1 July 2016 for redevelopment.
2 As the property is undergoing redevelopment into an integrated development, the value reflected is the total residual land value of the retail and office components of the integrated development.