We know that when there is an urgent meeting to attend or a report to finish, we can barely find the time to have lunch. We have therefore selected for you a few places to eat well and fast!
The new office building developed at Vivéa Business Park by Oficea and due to be delivered by end-2021 aims to reinvent the concept of workplaces. Let’s find out more.
Here’s some excellent news for businesses located within the Telfair precinct: a private shuttle bus will enhance their employees’ mobility across the heart of the island!
The appeal of Telfair continues to grow. The mixed-use buildings and pleasant surroundings have made Moka Smart City’s downtown area a nesting place for leading companies that want to provide an engaging working environment to their employees, the latest one being the law firm Bowmans.
The opening of Baz’Art Mokaban, the new 100% local gourmet eatery in Moka, took place on Friday 12 June 2020. We were there to test this food outlet, which is set to become the ultimate eating destination for people living and working in the region. Come and discover with us!
Throughout the lockdown period and even now that our lives are slowly getting back to normal, Moka Smart City has organised a string of initiatives to raise awareness about the coronavirus among the people of the region and help the most vulnerable families in these difficult times. A little throwback to two months of prevention and solidarity efforts.
Being confined at home doesn’t mean discontinuing our sports routine! Moka Rangers Sports Club has fully understood this and offers training sessions as well as sharing groups to its members in all disciplines. Here is a small glimpse of the programme for each of them.
Bagatelle Mall, Les Allées and Kendra Shopping Centre will soon be fully operational again for all your shopping needs. Here’s all you need to know about the #SafeShopping concept introduced by Ascencia and the gradual reopening of retail businesses since Friday 15 May 2020.
If your inner eco-warrior is worried about the impact of lockdown on our planet, here are some green ideas you can implement from the comfort of your home.
After being postponed a number of times, economic activity will soon resume in Mauritius. Oficea has established a well-defined protocol to prepare its tenants while minimising health risks, including the following key measures.
Giving blood can save lives! The Moka’mwad collective is holding a blood drive from 12-15 May 2020 in the Moka region.
Five residents of Moka tell us about their daily life during confinement. It is not always easy when you have to combine teleworking, home schooling, frontline work and fending for the family. Fortunately, they are never short of ideas to make life in confinement (almost) perfect!
We asked Vincent Mandrou, a clinical psychologist and member of Up Together, a multidisciplinary team, about the challenges of confinement with the family. Vincent specialises in treating children and adolescents, and he provides us with valuable insights into how we can approach confinement.
Here’s an original idea to keep young and old alike entertained until lockdown is over. Anyone can grow their own “anti-crisis” vegetable garden. You only need some ready-to-eat vegetables to get started! Aurore Rouzzi tells us more on this topic.
While the national lockdown is expected to last until at least 4 May 2020, an increasing number of Mauritian people are choosing to have their supplies delivered to their home. Living in Moka, would you like a complete list of shops and restaurants providing home delivery services? Moka’s blog provides you with a few contacts!
Regular physical activity is essential to stay healthy. Especially in the current context we find ourselves, all confined at home to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Mauritius. Yannick Lincoln and the experts from Synergy Sport & Wellness Institute share their best tips to keep up your routine at home... and even encourage beginners to get moving!
The COVID-19 threat, containment measures and limited access to food supplies haven’t slowed down the upsurge of solidarity among Mauritian people. We have never been so far apart, yet so closely connected. Here’s a throwback to some heart-warming initiatives carried out in Moka and elsewhere.
Confinement doesn’t necessarily mean giving in to boredom and slackness! Here are some activities to enable you to have a pleasant time while staying at home.
With the reopening of supermarkets and shops on Thursday 2 April 2020, the Government has introduced specific measures to encourage the Mauritian people to comply with all precautionary guidelines to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country. If you are planning to go to the supermarket, here is a set of rules and the right things to do.
In response to the health emergency caused by COVID-19, solidarity among neighbours has become essential to ensure everyone’s well-being, including vulnerable groups. That is why the citizen collective , Moka’mwad is running a fundraising campaign called “Ansam anou ed nou bann vwazin” on the Small Step Matters crowdfunding platform in conjunction with ENL Foundation.
The first stage of the Urban Trail League, the City Sport Urban Night Trail took place in the heart of the island on Saturday 29 February. Throwback to an evening sporting event which vibrated with the spirit of Moka.
Movie buffs, get ready for the third edition of the Open-Air Cinema, which is returning to Moka Smart City on 11 March!
There are many advantages to living in Moka, including a year-round calendar of events for all tastes and audiences. Find out why you won’t have time to get bored in 2020!
It’s a dream come true for Les Promenades d’Helvétia homeowners, in the heart of Moka Smart City. The many advantages of this residential neighbourhood are a real edge!
Novice and experienced mountain bikers will compete in a new five-stage championship across the island from February to November 2020. A competition that is sure to appeal to enthusiasts!
Looking to delight your loved one this Friday 14 February? Why not share a memorable experience together? Here are five rather unusual ideas that are sure to please – and surprise!
From Monday 3 February 2020, children aged 6 to 9 years old will have the opportunity to learn fencing at Moka Rangers Sports Club. But why choose this sport? And how will this awareness training take place? We answer all your questions!
The launching event of Oficea held in the evening of Wednesday 29 January 2020 at La Piazza, Vivéa Business Park, was attended by some 350 guests. This new ENL Group brand specialises in the management of a portfolio of strategically located “Grade A” office space in the heart of Moka Smart City.
The Moka’mwad citizen collective has been organising complimentary Zumba classes since November 2019. And to say the least, it has proved a hit with the residents of Moka Smart City!
Vivéa Business Park’s Piazza hosted its first Happy-Hour, Mo’relax on Friday 20 December 2019. A nice way to end the year with a smile!
The Moka’mwad collective, whose objective is to improve the living standards in Moka, has recently brightened the lives of hundreds of citizens. Neighbours’ Days were held on 13 and 14 December in various parts of the region. We take a look back at this enjoyable initiative that promotes sharing and community life.
You’ve always dreamed of climbing Pieter Both, the island’s second highest peak and a legendary mountain in Moka, but a thousand questions crowd your mind? The Adventure Club, a group of avid hikers, reassures you by answering all of your queries!
The first issue of Moka Smart City’s free magazine, Mokazine will be distributed throughout the region by mid-December. What does this yearly publication have in store for us?
L’Ardoise is a nice bistro that has already made a name for itself and is described by the owner, Mouez Rayabi as a friendly, good-value-for-money place to share a meal.
Moka Rangers Sports Club has chosen two young film-makers, Armand and Hugo, commissioned by Beyond Communications, to shoot a moving branding video featuring its athletes. We caught up with them to find out more!
Moka will host an agricultural market specialising in fresh, craft, local and ethical products every Saturday from 10am to 1pm starting in November. Let’s find out more from the founder of SensiBio, Aurore Rouzzi!
After winning the Smart City Mobility Challenge, the French company, wever is about to present a tailored mobility plan for Moka Smart City based on a wide-ranging online survey, Moka Move.
The Moka’mwad collective is putting some good vibes and spirits into Moka Smart City. People in the region will soon be invited to take part in complimentary outdoor Zumba classes. That’s good news for all those who are looking for an activity infused with energy and fun at no cost!
The CEO of AGILEUM, Sylvain Deslandes talks about the services offered by his company and the reasons that encouraged him to purchase land for an office building in Moka.
Moka Rangers Sports Club now offers mountain bike lessons for children aged 8 to 12 years old. Here’s the answers to all the questions that you might have!
Thirty-seven residential plots are now available for sale at Les Promenades d'Helvétia. This development located in the Helvétia neighbourhood is fully integrated within Moka Smart City.
This year’s edition of the Moka Trail on 5 October was marked by the courage and good spirit of participants. Despite difficult weather conditions, more than 2,000 runners took part in the four courses. The Moka Trail remains above all an event promoting citizenship through emphasising human, sporting and environmental values.
No, you’re not dreaming! Nature’s Basket has just opened at Les Allées commercial centre in Helvétia. This all-natural supermarket selling almost entirely organic products including non-perishable foods, bulk goods, fresh vegetables, kombucha and cosmetics is already attracting locals and shoppers from further afield.
Nearly a thousand runners hit the start line of the second edition of the Puma Night Run Moka on 31 August 2019. This engaging event kept all its promises with the inauguration of La Promenade de Moka! Let’s take a look back at the preparation of this major happening.
Travelling Teachers has recently settled in Moka, just steps away from Lycée des Mascareignes. This new academic support agency caters to all education systems, with a young and dynamic approach as well as a wide range of services.
Moka Smart City has shifted its focus in recent years to renewable energy. In line with this environmentally friendly approach, Vivéa Business Park’s Piazza has been equipped with solar panels that are unique in Mauritius and five rooftop photovoltaic farms have been installed recently.
The Test Drive is a programme that gives Mauritian entrepreneurs an opportunity to fine-tune their business model free of charge and ensure the feasibility of their start-ups through expert-led workshops. If you have a good idea, make sure to register your interest before 12 September 2019!
Outdoor running enthusiasts will have a great time on 5 October 2019. However, some preparation is required to really enjoy the event.
Moka Rangers Sports Club will hold an open day in September 2019 for young footballers aged 5-13 years old.
Hundreds of runners will turn up for the seventh edition of the Moka Trail on 5 October 2019. We are appealing for volunteers to help in organising such an event.
Four athletes and one employee from Moka Smart City’s multidisciplinary club, Moka Rangers Sports Club, took part in the IOIG, winning a total of 8 medals for Mauritius.
The Moka Trail will be back in full swing on Saturday 5 October 2019. This 7th edition once again promises to be full of fun and new challenges!
The six finalists of the Smart City Mobility Challenge made a final pitch at the Turbine, Moka Smart City on Wednesday 31 July 2019.
To gather, under one roof, a multidisciplinary team specialising in therapeutic support: such is the goal of the Up Together centre in Moka.
The Mauritian boulangerie-patisserie that literally “cooks up” new ideas in French baked goods just opened the doors to its fourth bakery. We made a little sacrifice for you by stopping by...
Of the 54 lots on sale, 53 of them have already found buyers in a matter of a few weeks. And now the infrastructure works begin.
Last weekend, the District Council of Moka organised a clean-up campaign, in which the citizen collective, Moka’mwad, was highly engaged.
Moka Smart City proudly welcomed the Island Games torch, a symbol of unity and friendship, during its ceremonial relaying around the island on Monday, 15th July.
Ever wanted to go on a night trail? Because now you can! The streets of Moka will be waiting for you next month for a thrilling moonlight race.
About thirty members of the sports club are representing Mauritius in a prestigious competition taking place in the country of quadruple world champions.
Last month, a new restaurant, Escale Mauricienne, opened its doors in Vivéa Business Park in Moka. Here’s a sneak peek…
On June 19th and 20th, Caudan Arts Centre hosted a regional gathering, of which Moka Smart City was a proud sponsor.
Improve the traffic flow while ensuring the safety of the pedestrians: such is the goal of the roadworks that began on June 17th. Samuel de Gersigny, Moka Smart City’s Senior Manager, updates us on the projects and their latest developments.
Moka’mwad teamed up with ENL Foundation and ESP Landscapers to pay tribute to World Environment Day, celebrated on the 5th June. They joined forces with the students of Mahatma Gandhi Secondary School (MGSS) in Moka to spruce up the front entrance to the school. The result: 959 plants were put in the ground.
Currently a second-year Finance & Accounting student, Shanon Minkley gives us a glimpse into her student life, in the heart of Moka.
Moka’mwad Collective teamed up with Les Ateliers de K to launch “An All-Natural and Organic Cosmetics Workshop in Moka.”
Mobility is a key challenge for the development of a city. This is why Moka Smart City is teaming up with Turbine, ENL Group’s business incubator, to launch the Smart City Mobility Challenge. The contest’s goal: to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of the city.
Organising a sports event is a golden opportunity to bring talented local artists into the spotlight. As exemplified at the Moka Tennis Open, with wooden medals and trophies bearing Grafitag Ltd’s mark, a local company under the label of Made in Moris. Meet the pair of enthusiasts.
Combine productivity, ecology and quality of life at work: such is The Dot’s objective, located at Telfair. We zoom in on this new office space at the heart of Moka Smart City’s business centre.
Moka Tennis Open (MTO) scored an ace on its very first shot! This first edition, held at Synergy Sport & Wellness Institute in Moka, brought together 187 players of all ages in over 35 categories. We put a spotlight on this tournament that rocked Moka Smart City to the sound of rackets, over the course of two weeks and three weekends in April...
The Moka Smart City team shone bright during the ENL Marketing Excellence Awards
Bagatelle Commercial has been luring a growing number of businesses in large part due to its ideal location, in close proximity to the hotspots of the island. To date, fifteen serviced and undeveloped lands have been sold, and two commercial buildings, owned by Island Living and Happy House, have been operational since last year.
ENL has spruced up Moka Smart City’s appeal by bringing forth the island’s very first automobile centre to Bagatelle. Six renowned brands are already on display in this zone, with another four sets to join them. Welcome to Bagatelle Motor City!
Throwback to the 2nd edition of the Open Air Cinema in Moka.
From the April 13th to 28th, Synergy Sport & Wellness Institute will host the very first edition of the Moka Tennis Open (MTO). Organised by Moka Smart City in collaboration with the Mauritius Tennis Federation, this initiative adds up to the wide range of sports and entertainment offered in the region. Here are the answers to five questions you might ask yourselves about the tournament.
Waste sorting and recycling, vegetable and medicinal gardens, awareness-raising activities... Schools in the region of Moka and Saint Pierre are integrating ecology and sustainable development at the heart of their curriculum, Ecological projects are blooming at École du Centre, St Pierre RCA and Lycée des Mascareignes.
It's done! Since the 18th of December 2018, all PwC teams have taken possession of their brand new Head Office in the Moka Smart City. For Anthony Leung Shing, Country Senior Partner PwC, the objective was clear, "to create an inspiring workplace. This new PwC Center must provide a comfortable and sustainable environment, which will focus on collaboration, flexibility and technology. "
Great news to the delight of moviegoers! After a first successful edition in 2018, Moka Smart City is back this year with its Open Air Cinema.
Photo retrospective of events that have shaped the Moka Smart City in 2018.
Léopold Le Guen oversees the operations of the Moka Smart City for ENL Property Ltd. It is a very challenging task that he has at hand but he always approaches it with enthusiasm, dynamism and unfailing good humour.
Mauritius is ranked first in Africa in the 2019 Doing Business report. The country promotes entrepreneurship and attracts a growing number of investors from around the world. Co-working spaces offer various advantages to all these new entrepreneurs.
Have you ever dreamed of flying above our little island? Hans Joachim will give you the wings to fly. A former caterer, he set up a sports business in January 2018. Paragliding Mauritius offers introductory paragliding flights, paragliding and kitesurfing lessons, and equipment rental. Guided nature discovery trips are also available and two of his most popular walks are great ways to see the Moka region in a new light.
The Moka’mwad collective’s “Ecology and Environment” Cell, whose mission is to raise environmental awareness among people in the region, gathered more than 350 participants for its very first activity, a Clean-Up and Awareness Day on Sunday 28 October 2018.
The 6th edition of the Moka Plant Festival from 24th November to 1st December 2018 has been a success in every way! A large number of people visited the Moka Nursery to share their passion with the organising teams and discover no less than 500 plant species. They found even more reasons to grow plants and set up green spaces!
Gabrielle Brun’s contribution to the Moka Smart City cuts across the social and spatial dimensions of the development. The urban architect assists ENL in organising and managing spaces in a coherent way to achieve a harmonious interaction between man and nature.
Moka has the right climate – neither too warm nor too cold – for growing plants, especially roses. Harry Seenauth, who has established a reputation as a first-rate horticulturist in the region, shares with us his passion for every garden’s crown jewels.
The CEMA was in Mauritius from 5 to 7 November 2018 as part of its 4th International Mission. This visit was an opportunity for discussions with the ENL Group on topics such as the possibility for Monégasque companies to invest and locate on the island.
The Pod, a new office building by ENL Property, is up and running since 1 October 2018. A total of more than 5,000 m² of office space has been added to Vivéa Business Park, in the heart of the Moka Smart City. The place is already a huge success!
ENL is partnering with ENL Agri to hold the Moka Plant Festival from 24 to 30 November 2018, a must-attend annual event for plant lovers. This 7-day festival at the Moka Nursery will bring together visitors and exhibitors around a shared passion for gardening!
After an encouragingly successful Phase 1, ENL Property has recently launched the second phase of Les Promenades d’Helvétia. The new properties offered for sale within this residential development include studios, apartments, penthouses and duplexes.
The aspiring musketeers from the Moka Rangers Sports Club were delighted to benefit from the experience of two fencers from Reunion Island during a training camp from 25 to 29 October 2018. Here’s a look back at a rewarding experience!
A major event in the Mauritian sports calendar, the 6th edition of the Moka Trail hit the heights again. We were at the finish line to cheer on the runners – and glean a few bits of information for our story.
The Moka Smart City has recently officially launched the Moka’mwad Collective, with the support of the ENL Group. The initiative is in keeping with the vision of an integrated, planned and profoundly human city. Here’s a brief overview.
Her motto is to remain calm, keep smiling and be nice. Meet this supervisor who really liked her work!
Meet Yaasir Hosenie, LEED Clerk at GCC (construction company) & sneak peek of the site works.
The heart of the island is full of must-do sports activities
In 2019, Bosch Mauritius will establish its headquarters in Moka – more specifically in Bagatelle.
Did you know that only 0.3% of the total amount of water present on Earth is spring water, fit for human use (the rest being mainly ocean water, making up for 97% of the whole)?
On Sunday 5th August 2018, about 150 marchers joined the driving forces of Cité L'Agrément in Saint-Pierre to protest against the scourges of drugs and alcohol, which have been increasingly affecting the region. ENL Foundation was one of the organisers of this peaceful march.
There are three different types of permits available to those who want to live and work in Mauritius: Who are they? Who can apply for them? Which is best suited to your needs? How to apply?
Read on for answers:
Anyone who has already taken part to the Moka Trail, or has at least heard about it knows that is a major event on Mauritian trail calendar.
Whether you live in Moka or are only passing through, you will surely appreciate the region in exclusive ways.
99 117 hours, or 11.5 years – according to French statistics, this is the average time spent at work over the course of one’s life… Which is why it’s important to have a job you like, of course, but also to work in a pleasant and adequate environment.
For 17 years, Charles Telfair Campus has been welcoming students from Mauritius and elsewhere to deliver education at a high international standard.
Agileum is a Mauritian company that provides IT consulting and organization services and chose Vivea Business Park to host its offices.
Reduce road congestion and C02 emissions, make it possible to travel to work on foot or by bike, provide a calm setting to its inhabitants…
Implement sustainable development strategy with respect to ecology – such is the long-term objective fostered by Moka Smart City.
Since one month, the whole world live to the rhythm of football. Still don’t know where you can catch this game? Here are three worthy addresses for those who wish to experience the World Cup differently than the couch beer combo:
Discover her journey! Now art director at Circus Advertising, the young woman has quite an interesting career path
PwC is a leading professional accountancy firm in the world that provides full range of professional services including audit, tax and consulting services. Before the end of the year, PwC will moved to Telfair Square.
As from September 2018, a new sport discipline will make its world premiere in the Moka Rangers Sports Club : Fencing
« Join the trend, move your business to Moka Smart City ».
You won’t need to look any further: from nursery to university, taking into account middle and high school, Moka has every facility needed to accompany your children in their growth and development.
Eastern Trading has been successfully operating from Vivéa Business Park, Moka, at the heart of the island, since 2014. We met with Stéphane Lenoir, General Manager, who went back on the firm’s reasons for the move.
Since 2015, the ENL group is the official representative of the Mauritius Sotheby’s International Realty franchise, an important actor in the residential property sphere in Mauritius.
Moka Smart City’s initiative aims towards genuine ecological advancement, through the implementation of a new model of sustainable development.
Moka Smart City, one of the main sponsors of the Necker Pro Squash Open has seized the opportunity to call upon the expertise of two international champions, for the benefit of high-level athletes who are regularly monitored by the team at Synergy Sport & Wellness Institute. This special coaching session was held on 31 May at the sports centre in Helvétia.
On April 28th, Moka hosted its very first Art Festival, following an initiative launched by Moka Smart City.
Moka is not just a project, it’s actually about the future of an entire region! In order to harness the Mokassians' imagination and creativity, a collective of citizens named Moka’mwad will be created.
What differentiates Moka Smart City from any other such city on the island? For one, it already exists!
During the Marketing Excellence Awards, on March 8, the team of Moka Smart City, composed of Raphaëlle Lamusse, Sandra Requin and Samuel de Gersigny, was particularly distinguished with 4 trophies won, including the Marketer of the Year .
Moka Rangers, under the responsibility of Patrice François, will be the fourth team to join the national women’s rugby championship in September.
ENL Foundation hoped to bring together and raise the youth’s awareness of the importance of ecology with the launch of the Green Spirit Project in 2014. To this end, an Eco Club has been created, bringing together young people of all ages from the regions in which the Foundation is actively involved, including Alma, Pailles, Black River and Moka/Saint Pierre.
This 3,230 square-metre, three-level (basement, ground floor and first floor) edifice in Moka has been housing the head office of the Group since 2012. Light, space and simplicity are key features of the building, which blends perfectly with its natural and cultural environment.
Since crossing Mauritius on Wednesday and last Thursday, cyclone Berguita has left a number of flooded houses. There are currently over 15 families in distress have been identified in Moka who requires urgent needs.
The acronym LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a US certification system for various urban development projects worldwide. “We chose to go through this certification process to show that we do not view sustainable development merely as a theoretical principle.
A few weeks after receiving its Smart City certification, Moka has begun its first residential project next to Les Allées d’Helvétia: Les Promenades d’Helvétia. In parallel, another project is being implemented: a large landscaped avenue that will connect Moka from east to west, namely La Promenade.
The ENL group has set in motion the urbanisation of this region over the past decade. Moka now offers convenient amenities to all inhabitants and businesses in the region like: shops, schools, universities, hospitals or even sports centres.
Both amateur and professional mountain bikers can now indulge their passion, as well as practise and train in optimal conditions with this new playground.
PwC Mauritius, the first prestigious occupant to settle its headquarters in Moka’s CBD, Telfair Square
The Pod, the first office development project of the Moka Smart City is under way at Vivéa Business Park!
Telfair, the central business district of Moka already has its road infrastructures and public spaces!A new access road to Moka is open to traffic. As of now you can reach CTI, the Telfair Post and the main road of Moka (A7) from the Saint-Pierre Bypass. On your way, discover the bicycle and walking path, the open-air amphitheater and its magnificent chimney that brightens up Telfair district.