Wellaholic’s vision is to help their customers look their best, via the use of technology-based treatments and scientifically-researched supplements. Wellaholic started in 2016, at their first outlet at Lavender. In 2017, they opened our second outlet at Clarke Quay and third outlet at Orchard. They opened our fourth outlet and HQ at Tai Seng in 2019. Their fifth outlet, Tanjong Pagar outlet was opened in July 2019.
This is the stairway leading up to the Wellaholic (TP) outlet. Look at all the lovely paintings and prints!
Tras Street is a street located in Tanjong Pagar in the Outram Planning Area and Downtown Core in Singapore. The road connects Enggor Street and Gopeng Street to Cook Street, and is intersected by Wallich Street.
Tras Street today is lined with many shophouses, many of which are two- and three-storey buildings. These shophouses, some of which are conserved pre-war buildings, are home to shops, eating places, pubs, boutiques and offices. The street is in fact a well-known night spot because of its string of bars.
Regent Hotel Singapore was opened 1988 as The Pavilion Inter-Continental Singapore, converted to Regent and managed by Four Seasons Hotel 1992. Following Regent's takeover by Carlson hotels in 1998, the hotel was rebranded as 'Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel' to distinguish it from other Regent hotels that were not managed by Four Seasons. Pontiac Land Group, of which the owner of the hotel, and Four Seasons, mutually agreed not to extend the management contract when it expired on 12/31/18. It was originally planned to have the hotel managed by Capella Hotel Group, an affiliate of Pontiac Land Group, yet a management contract with InterContinental Hotels Group was signed whereby the hotel stays within Regent's portfolio.
In March 2018, the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) announced that it has agreed to buy a 51% majority stake in Regent Hotels for $39 million and hopes to expand the brand's footprints to 40 hotels from the current six hotels.
Under the URA Draft Master Plan 2019, future public housing will be planned around the six former Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) blocks and the iconic courtyard space at Dakota Crescent.
I was driving past the Dakota Crescent area just the other day. The empty playground, with the boarded-up flats stirred something in me, and I decided to make a U-turn and take a look at this small estate before it makes way for another new development, as with the fates of several other aged developments in Singapore.
Dakota Crescent area comprises rental flats previously developed in 1958 by the Singapore Improvement Trust, predecessor to HDB. In 2014, it was announced that Dakota Crescent was to be redeveloped. Residents were able to relocate to a nearby estate of new HDB flats as the flats in Dakota Crescent had aged over time. Like Tiong Bahru, her more famous Singapore Improvement Trust cousin, Dakota Crescent is one of few estates built by HDB’s colonial predecessor to remain. Both estates are relatively low-rise and are located short distances from the city centre but that are where similarities end.
To meet the needs of a growing population, there is always pressure on the government to tear down older developments to create newer and better townships. Notwithstanding, old buildings and architecture embody with them fond memories we carry with us from young. I do remember bussing past Dakota Crescent after my weekend NCC (Land) trainings at the NCC Haig Road Camp (which has also given way to new developments). With the passage of time, I do have difficulties recollecting the ex-buildings that I used to interact with. There used to be a MPH at Stamford Road that I visited after going to the National Library. There was also the Van Kleef Aquarium I went as a young boy.....
For Dakota Crescent, I believe what stirred in me was an empathy, and perhaps a brooding realisation that the passage of time coupled with the quest of modernity will ravage everything; buildings, people and all. And if we can, let's pause and see Dakota Crescent one more time, before it disappears and eventually fade from our memories too.