The Straits Times
Published on Oct 08, 2012

*Scape gets makeover to better serve youth

More structured programmes for young people in the pipeline


Youth community space *Scape is undergoing a $500,000 revamp, two years after it opened. The revamp, which involves bringing in more youth groups running development programmes, will see *Scape focus more on hothousing youth initiatives.

Floor space within the five-storey building in Orchard Link will also be reorganised. On the fourth and fifth levels, a fresh "HubQuarters" will occupy 8,500 sq ft.

Tenants will be a mix of youth organisations offering development programmes like workshops and talks for young people aged 15 to 35. Its 7,000 sq ft first-floor space - previously called Street + Market and used for ad hoc weekend flea markets - has also been refurbished.

Renamed "Underground", it now houses stalls for young entrepreneurs, and re-opened two weeks ago with 31 stalls offering apparel, accessories and shoes.