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*Scape launches first-of-its-kind youth co-working space

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Over the weekend, *SCAPE unveiled its revamped HubQuarters – a fail-safe environment for budding entrepreneurs. Opened by Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, HubQuarters Youth Co-Working Space covers approximately 4,000sqft, capable of fitting up to 120 youth entrepreneurs.

“The HubQuarters was first started in 2012 as a meeting ground for like-minded youth entrepreneurs to come together, network, collaborate and spread ideas in a safe and encouraging environment,” said Mr Goh Kok Wee, Executive Director of *SCAPE Co Ltd. “Today, we have transformed the area into a coworking space, to better facilitate the interaction between entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches. This is in line with our vision and mission of providing youths with the right platforms and opportunities, to help them develop, grow and achieve their dreams.”

For the first time, Youth Start-Ups can participate in a fellowship programme to jumpstart their entrepreneurial journey at *scape, a non-profit organisation and youth hangout.

Concurrently, *SCAPE is working with Reactor Ventures to launch the HubQuarters Fellowship Programme in October 2018.

The 6-months fellowship comprises of, alternating weeks of Modular Training provided by Reactor, a Mentorship Incubation Programme, then ending off with Graduation and Demo Day to conclude the programme. Participants will be assessed and selected, via a profiling platform to identify their readiness and needs, leading to the provision of support they require.

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The training sessions will be conducted fortnightly, alternating with mentor consultations, to help them in bringing about both the knowledge, as well as guidance and expertise in their startup journey. Peer mentors will also be invited to supplement these group guidance sessions and aid entrepreneurs on the next steps in their start-up journey.

At graduation, the entrepreneurs would have incorporated their startups, and will showcase their ideas to a panel who would provide crucial comments and guide them to eventual fundraising. The few selected startups ready for fund raising will then be invited to a demo day, where they will be placed in front of seasoned Venture Capitals and Angels.

Participants will then be trained on the necessary skillsets and be empowered with the right tools and frameworks. Besides receiving grants form Young ChangeMakers and raiSE, participants will also be mentored by key personnel.

Located right in the heart of Singapore, with low rental rates, HubQuarters is an affordable and dependable environment where youths are able to experiment with ideas and try things out without the fear of failing.

HubQuarters also represents community where youths can work with like-minded people, meet key industry players, and participate in seminars, workshops, and fellowship programmes, to further develop themselves and launch their start-ups.

About *SCAPE

*SCAPE Co. Ltd is a non-profit organisation with its mission and vision rooted in support of youth, talent and leadership development. The organisation aims to facilitate youth-oriented programmes and support within various communities of youth interest. The youth of today will be inspired and empowered to DREAM IT AND LIVE IT at *SCAPE!

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*SCAPE exists to serve and support youths to live their dreams and realise their full potentials. As the integrated talent and resource hub for young people in Singapore, *SCAPE offers a holistic network of programmes, communities, partners and facilities for youths to explore, create and strive. No dream is too small, no dream is too big. *SCAPE wants youths to be inspired to come forward and share their interests, share their dreams. Through guidance and facilitation, *SCAPE wants to see their dreams turn into ideas, and ideas into reality. Living their dreams should no longer be a dream at *SCAPE.

*SCAPE’s strategic focus is in three core areas. First is to enable youth to live up to their full potential by supporting them in their areas of interest. Second, to provide the network and holistic ecosystem for youth development, both at *SCAPE and beyond. Third, to ensure the youth have the platforms and opportunities to express themselves through talent showcases and social participation. The five main areas of engagement are entrepreneurship, esports, media, music and dance.

All photos are courtesy of SG Story and *SCAPE

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Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane

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It is no secret that Singaporeans love their fried chicken, especially the ones from the famous Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee.

When people heard that an outlet would be opening at Waterway Point on 18 July (Friday), you can bet that many people were pretty excited about the news.

And to show their enthusiasm, some people started queueing outside the store from as early as 7.30am.

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Jollibee snapped some pictures of the insane queues and shared them on Facebook to show everyone how well-loved their fried chicken is.

One reason for the long queues was that the first 100 people in the line were entitled to the very adorable Jollibee pillows. The lucky first 5 customers managed to walk away with the limited edition Jollibee Funko POP! Figurine.

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So, if you’re a fried chicken lover and you live near Waterway Point, you definitely need to check Jollibee’s new outlet out (maybe after the queues have died down)!

Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828763
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Punggol

Photo credits: Jollibee Singapore

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Famous Burger Joint Five Guys is opening an outlet in Singapore by end of 2019

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Queued 2 hours for Shake Shack but it didn’t quite make the cut? Fret not as you can look forward to sinking your teeth into another popular American burger joints burgers pretty soon.

Five Guys is slated to open an outlet at Plaza Singapura by the end of 2019 and they will most likely be situated near the main atrium at the ground level of the mall.

For those of you who have been living under a rock and do not know what Five Guys are, they essentially are a burger joint that specialises in outrageously juicy and lip-smackingly good burgers that are made from 100% freshly ground beef.

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The brand has 8 burgers on their menu which ranges from the classic Cheeseburger to the more sinful Bacon Cheeseburger.

One thing that makes Five Guys so popular is the fact that you are given the freedom to choose as many toppings as you please; from tangy relish to juicy grilled mushrooms, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice!

We are unsure if the Singapore menu will be the same as their American counterpart but we are sure that either way, it’ll taste amazing!

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Insta-Worthy Kaya Balls, Crepes and More at Bukit Batok Outdoor Pasar Malam Till 21 July

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Westies! This one is for you. If you’re getting jealous of all the sprawling pasar malams that spring up in the East or if you’re simply missing the food at the Geylang Bazaar, this is for you.

Come down to West Mall for the West Mall Outdoor Food Fair.

Taking place right outside the mall, this bazaar is a real treat for any food lover.

Indulge in some of the yummiest street food you can find here. If you’re craving something with meat, you have to try the flame grilled beef cubes which are grilled right in front of you.

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For something a little more filling, stop by for a mouth-watering Turkish Kebab.

If you’re feeling a little fancy, why not try the Salmon Pizza which features square cubes of pizza topped generously with salmon.

And of course, no Pasar Malam is complete without the famous Ramly burgers. Make sure you head down to snag one of these sloppy and oh-so-delicious burgers.

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End off your food adventures with some desert. The bazaar sells kaya balls and gorgeous crepes that are totally fit to go on your Instagram page.

The bazaar will be on from 5th July to 21 July so make sure you head on down!

Location: Open space outside West Mall
Address: 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, Singapore 658713
Date: 5 July-21 July

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