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Liang Court offers a unique “Asia Fusion by the River” shopping experience and attracts overseas visitors, expatriates and locals from the residential condominiums in the vicinity and office workers from the nearby Central Business District. The mall is part of a mixed development comprising a 326 room Novotel Clarke Quay Hotel and a 26 storey serviced apartment, Somerset Residences. Situated at the renown Clarke Quay riverside area and just a 5 minutes’ walk from the Clarke Quay MRT station, Liang Court offers great dining and entertainment options. Diners have a choice of cuisine from as many as 20 different restaurants and F&B outlets including Kopitiam food court. Shoppers get to check out the latest retail offerings from a wide range of shops and at anchor stores MEIDI-YA supermarket, Kinokuniya, Audio House and Kopitiam.
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Too far but worth my trip
Honestly speaking, Liang Court is located too far from the Clark Quay mrt station. If not for Saizeriya, the Italian restaurant and Kinokuniya, I bet I won't know there is such a mall exists. I mean the mall itself is too quiet, maybe due to the lack of crowd in and out of the mall. However having lesser crowd has its benefit too. As far as I know, there are only 3 Kinokuniya branches in Singapore. Out of the 3 branches, both the main store, which is at Takashimaya shopping centre, and the one at Bugis Junction has too many customers. I can hardly search peacefully for my books. In fact only the branch at Liang Court, manage to provide me with a satisfactory experience and high level of customer service. That is probably the only plus point I find in Liang Court.
not a place for shopping
Yep this is not a place for shopping unless you are shopping for groceries :)
I love medi-ya, a japanese supermarket. There you can find things you'd never find in cold storage in a thousand years! Things like red bean paste.. yeah all the jap stuff.
It's a really quiet mall with a muay thai gym and I'm sure it's catered to the japs. Kinokuniya, jap restaurants and starbucks! The starbucks here is dimly lit, comfortable and best of all, it's quiet! The mall is actually quite quiet in general.
At the basement (where medi-ya is) you can find lots of japanese food. Steep prices no doubt and I have only tried the food from one of the stores- can't remember which and it tasted yummy so you may want to give it a go.
There's also a shop selling crepe outside. Good crepes they have, I must say.
Nice place to chill out.
A very niche mall
I like how Liang Court (previously known as Daimaru) is such a niche shopping mall. Everything in the mall is centered around Japan and its culture. It has a wide selection of Japanese restaurants and eateries, Japanese related stores and the best one; a Japanese supermarket called Medi-ya at its basement level. There is also Kinokuniya at the third floor!
Most people like Japanese food and culture and at Liang Court, you can get a taste of both. At Medi-ya you can find lots of Japanese food and beverages that are imported from Japan and not found in local supermarkets like Fairprice and the likes. Shopping in Medi-ya makes me feel like I'm almost in Japan, considering how there are also many Japanese shopping there.
Some have the perception that everything in Liang Court is expensive but its not the case. In fact, there's a Japanese shop (called Nanairo) at the basement level which sells all its stuff at $2. Its concept is kind of like Daiso's but Nanairo has a smaller selection due to space constraints.
Liang Court is a rather quiet mall especially on weekdays and is a good place to hang out if you are the sort who hates crowds. This mall is very niche and many of the shops are food related. It's not so much of a mall to do extensive shopping.
Be apart of japan today!
Liang-Court is one of the rare shopping malls in Singapore which features mostly Japanese stores, food, and pop culture in it, or probably this is the one and only shopping mall which have the highest value in Japanese. I always have a great time coming here with my girl-friend and friends, which we bought many stuffs, and enjoy the food here, though we end up going home with empty pockets.
Judging by the crowd inside the shopping mall was almost 50% of them are Japanese, some were students, kids and even adults going to the supermarket, and visiting retail stores. The favorite places for me will be Kinokuniya, the fashion retail stores, which my girlfriend always go in and trying out the new arrived clothes, and as well the various hair-dressing stores, which mostly were from Japan themselves, I would really love to get a new hair-style from them one day!
Last but least, the wide variety of japanese restaurants! On our first day going there, me and friends were having a hard time planning to go which restaurant to eat. There is just so much in Liang-Court, I do recommend Otakus and people that like Japanese culture to come over to Liang Court shopping mall someday!
Feel Japanese for a day!
I only go to Liang Court for one reason: Japanese! All of this shopping centre’s headliner shops and eateries are Japanese and frequented by the Japanese expat community in Singapore.
Locals also flock to Liang Court to visit the basement supermarket, Meidi-ya. It stocks a lot of authentic Japanese foods that you can cook by yourself at home; I go there to pick up soba noodles, teriyaki sauce, and Pocky biscuits.
If you are too lazy to cook, you can always head to Marutama on the second floor for top notch ramen. Otherwise, Tampopo downstairs is also good for either a meal (first floor) or dessert (basement).
If, after visiting Kinokuniya bookstore, you still don’t feel Japanese – if only for a day – I don’t know if you ever will.
Exciting and a lot to offer!
The minute you step inside Liang Court, immediately head down to Saizeriya at level 2. MUST TRY dishes are the escargots and the focaccia. The Lunch Set Menu is avialable from Mondays to Fridays, 11AM to 5PM. Price/Pax:S$8 – 25, which is fairly reasonable in my opinion. Wonderful service as well. It's a pleasant eating experience.
Okay, done with food. Now for the shopping experience. Obviously, Kinokuniya is the top of my list. Book lovers and manga lovers should definitely come down to the store. I wished that there's more counters around as the queue is simply too long, especially on weekends.
Urge to karaoke? Party World KTV is just right the corner, at level 3. Debris were seen, but overall, service was commendable.
Hello Kitty lovers must check out Ringo Ya. Located at level 3, the adorable store features stationery items to bags and apparels. Even bedding and furniture.
my best relaxation place
To me, Liang court is like a Japanese Shopping Centre. I could say that 80% of their restaurants are Japanese style while the 20% would be those fast-food restaurants that are available at all Shopping Centres. If you are looking for restaurants selling Japanese food, you can find at least 6-7 restaurants and a few stalls selling small snacks like crepes too.
The best restaurant that I like in Liang Court would be Saizeriya since it is the cheapest compared to other restaurants. Also, stores like Kinokuniya and Mediya is my favorite hangout place on weekends to enjoy the slow pace environment that Japanese is living. This place is really so good, lives just pass so slowly and peacefully when you are enjoying your food and shopping at their supermarket. Do not think that Japanese stuffs are expensive. There is a stall at basement selling products at $2 too (just like Daiso) but I don’t think it has any other outlet.
Furthermore, Liang court is also easily assessable by Clarke Quay MRT Station (which is at the central), it only require a 5minutes walk from the MRT Station. If you have never heard of Liang court before and is finding a place for relaxation, Liang court would be the best place for you.
Kind of an 'not-so-interesting' mall but Kinokuniya and Mediya are the better-off ones.
I have been to Liang Court for several times, all thanks to my friends. Located alongside of Singapore River and Clarke Quay being its nearest MRT station, it is not surprising why the mall that quiet all year round. It is actually a distance away from The Central, the shopping mall just above Clarke Quay MRT station. However, I think that the shopping mall might be bit something like cocochanel has mentioned: “a wrong mall at the wrong place opened at the wrong time”.
What attracted me to the mall were the vast displays of Japanese groceries at the supermarket, Mediya. I love to get fresh Japanese raddish at Mediya for my cuisines, which the other supermarkets like Fairprice did not import them in. If you’re looking for Japanese related products or ingredients to whip up your meal, this might be the right place you are in. Other than the supermarket, Kinokuniya was another store which I loved to visit after my supermarket trip at Mediya.
There is a bargain corner where you can find all sorts of books and magazines up for clearance, for instance, Japanese fashion magazines and E-mooks. This is a corner where the other Kinokuniya bookstores do not have. I often picked up ‘much cheaper than retail’ Japanese E-mooks there with exclusive freebies like a Coach hair tie, Agnes. B bags, etc.
Probably these are the places where most would visit when they are in Liang Court.
Only reason I come here is for Meidiya
Liang Court is a shopping mall not known to many, and I can guess why. The location is at an isolated part of River Valley and although it is located next to Clarke Quay, no one actually goes to Clarke Quay pubs and clubs in the morning and afternoon and Liang court being a normal shopping mall, closes its doors at 10pm. Except for the 24 hours macdonalds which operates all year round. This is a good example of a wrong mall at the wrong place opened at the wrong time. Maybe it would do better as a night mall.
There is nothing much to do there. A few restaurants and a bookstore above. The whole place is just so empty and uninviting to be at. The silence is deafening and as much as I do not like crowds, a little noise is always a positive indicator of the popularity and functionality of the place. Needless to say, I do not go there for shopping purposes. However, I do go there for Meidiya. Meidiya is a Japanese supermarket that sells plenty of Japanese produce and the likes. The whole place is clean, fresh and although prices are super steep, you can't find the item anywhere else! The sashimi and sushi at Meidiya is also the best I have tasted when compared to other supermarket sushi stands. I would not recommend Liang Court for shopping but I would recommend Meidya it to people who are looking for authentic Japanese goods.