Nestled in the idyllic western part of Singapore, nothing captures the free spirit of the west like West Coast Plaza, the Oasis in the West. West Coast Plaza is a unique composition of both retail and residential living. The retail building is a 3-storey development totaling approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space. With close proximity to West Coast Highway, Ayer Rajah Expressway, Singapore University of Singapore and industrial developments such as Science Park II, Mapletree Business City & One North, and complimentary shuttle bus service to nearby Clementi MRT station, West Coast Plaza enjoys good catchment from West Coast, Pasir Panjang, Clementi, Jurong and Bukit Timah. Positioned as a contemporary suburban lifestyle mall, West Coast Plaza provides shoppers a one-stop mall experience with a wide array of shopping, dining and services. Its mix of shops includes anchors such as Cold Storage, Nike Factory Store, Mothercare, Buy & Fix and POPULAR bookstore and several popular brands such as Dian Xiao Er, PastaMania, Starbucks, Paradise Inn and many others. Get ready for the West Coast lifestyle.
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I come here on occasion; despite living in the North-East, studying in the West tends to bring me to the more secretive places of Singapore. I remembered my first time at West Coast Plaza. With a group of friends, we were rushing to Popular, having to buy a textbook before it closed. Luckily for us, we reached the shop and got our stuff before it's too late.
I also have fond memories of the Starbucks. It's a rather conducive environment for one to study in, and I have spent many an hour mugging for my polytechnic exams here. Though merely an ordinary mall, I feel that it's homeliness makes it stand out amongst the tons of neighbourhood plazas we have in Singapore.
Nice mall for a quiet weekend
The CBTL here has a promotion of 10% off for NUS students. Besides, it's quite quiet here so it's a conducive place for studying. This mall has quite a variety of food and there's also a Cold Storage. It's not bad for a small mall to have a quite a number of 'branded' eateries like the Fish Market, Quiznos and BBQ Chicken.
There's a tze char restaurant called West Coz Cafe at the second level that has really good fish head curry. It's also halal so the queue can be quite long at dinner time. All in all, a good place to dine at. You can also do your grocery shopping there after dinner.
I have fond memories of this place
As the place I went to for my piano lessons.
West Coast Plaza is the most homely place in the West. It is stocked on very family-vibe stores. Piano classes, preschool classes, family restaurants and a lot of kiddy rides everywhere. There are no arcades (it seems to be always closed, it's either invalid or under contrsuction anyway) or cinemas or any pool/ billiard places.
It's a very relaxed place and would be someplace you'd go with a lover or your family, not anywhere you'd go with a group of friends and for that same reason, it's why I love this place. No loud and obnoxious teenagers trying to smoke underage while holding a cue stick in their hands, only little kids running around with balloons and goodie bags from any atrium event that happens to be going on.
A nice place.
Unless you're looking for a quiet coffee joint to study or a Sports Factory Outlet to shop, this shopping centre is not worth your time.
Gone were the days when west coast plaza used to be known as Ginza Plaza and functioned as the favourite haunt of primary and secondary school students from the numerous schools located quite literally just a stone's throw away. Ginza was a primary school child's perfect after school quick getaway and a secondary school kid's perfect hangout place. It had your usual McDonalds, KFC, Game Arcades, why they even had an entire top floor for a playground-probably the only such attraction in any shopping centre in the country. But all that remains now after the revamp into a new, supposedly high-end West Coast Plaza, is a boring place which tries hard to double as a high-end mall with expensive stores but with barely a single soul in sight. Seriously, which heartlander would want to spend on Thai Express at the shopping centre opposite their block when they can get cheaper coffee shop food just across the road? Similar to what previous reviewers have mentioned, West Coast Plaza is only good for students who need an optimal place to study. There wouldn't be a need for you to wake up early to rush for seats at Starbucks and Coffee Bean because barely anybody bothers coming here anymore! Oh but if you are hunting for Sports Factory Outlets, then this would be the right place to begin. In a nutshell, if you're in West Coast and you need retail therapy, hop onto a bus and go to Clementi instead. If you need to fill a growling tummy, go to Ayer Rajah Food Court instead!
Not a westie.
I don't live in the west and i've been to Ginza plaza once but that's all.
I think West coast plaza is kind of boring if you are looking for places to shop but it's quite a nice place to chill.
They have shops which I've never heard of (kind of like a sub standard shopping mall in malaysia sort of thing) but they also have nike factory outlet where everything is on sale as well as different cafes! I don't know if it's because of the time and day which I went there (weekday noon) but there weren't many people in the shopping centre and it was quiet. Which is what you would look for in a cafe, right?
Right! So I really like West coast plaza because of the human flow (which is almost none at all) but I don't think the shops here will last.
Recommending it for the cafes.
Give me back my Ginza Plaza
Before this was ever West Coast Plaza, the plot of land it use to be Ginza Plaza. This was a place filled with Local Area Network Shops for gaming on the LAN servers. This had everything a boy would dream for; fast-food, Trading Card Hobby Store which also sells comics, Lan Shops and an arcade.
Seeing it being demolished and replaced with West Coast Plaza, I told myself not to judge this superficially. I went to the place when it first opened and I was happy for a few reasons. The first was which it added on Coffee Beans and Starbucks on different level, turning into a place to chill for the west coast people. However, it didn't have any entertainment locale which would turn this two booming business into a success. It became a smoking hang-out for staff who ended work late and for residents around the area to come for a short gathering.
Next thing which I was happy they had was Mahattan Fish Market. Being mesmerized by it once at Dhoby Ghaut, it had my expectations of the best fried seafood chain I have tasted. Sadly, this was disappointing with poor food portion and quality.
As for shopping itself, it has become like a little brother of Clementi Mall. For those who have read it you would know it lacks originality and the ability to speak out for itself. Being a small shopping centre, I find that it is key for them to aim to be specialized which sadly it has ditched to replicate what the rest of the bigger stores are doing.
Never judge a book by its cover
Probably one of the most boring shopping malls I've visited. There, I said it. In terms of food and products, simply said, West Coast Plaza has nothing much to offer. Sure, the mall has Subway and Pastamania, but somehow I feel that regular patrons are visiting this place mainly because of two reasons. One, they live nearby, possibly coming for the aircon. Two, this is their first visit.
Even during weekends, not many people were seen at the mall. My guess is they're tired of it. There's nothing to shop around, unless it's groceries. Cold storage's located at basement 1. One thing I realized is that the mall doesn't have a foodcourt, which is incredibly rare and odd. So you can see, there's a limited choice in terms of dining.
not worth a special trip to visit
If I am a reviewer who stays nearby WCP, I would rate this place a 4/5! But I am reviewing in the viewpoint of a regular shopper who likes to check out interesting malls, hence the low rating.
Like City Square Mall that I reviewed earlier on, this mall is equally quiet and uninviting. Everything is the same as City Square. Lack of attractive stores, overly quiet for comfort etc. It is safe to say this is a smaller version of City Square which is worst because it doesn't have the spaciousness as City Square! Food wise, as the reviewer below me had mentioned, it comes in very limited selections. What you can get elsewhere, you also can get it here. No special restaurants or food outlet worth a bus or train ride here. I guess the main purpose is to serve as a place for the residents nearby to get their daily essentials since there aren't many other such places around there.
If you are looking for somewhere away from the crowd and don't mind having generic food, this might be the place you are looking for. You are definitely able to have your meal in a quiet and calm environment. If you are a student looking for a place to study at, this is the best place to do so. If you are a shopaholic then do stay away from here.
Too boring for words.
West Coast Plaza is currently situated at where Ginza plaza used to be at. It is a small mall catered for heartlanders.
When I stepped into West Coast Plaza, I was greeted with unfamiliarity. The place was really dull and quiet. There is a lack of activities going on there. The food selection is pretty average. They have fast food like BBQ chicken and subway, japanese food like Ichiban, sakae sushi and a couple of other restaurants. However apart from food, there is nothing much in the shopping centre. There are not much clothes shop and other different kinds of shops. It gets really boring after awhile.
West Coast Plaza is more for a chill-out place. There are many students who would usually visit the coffee bean or starbucks to study. Occasionally, there would be fleas going on in West Coast Plaza but somehow, there is still an element of inactivity.
It would be a good place to hang around at if you prefer a quiet and empty mall. It would also be a good place if you are patronizing for food or to chill or to buy some groceries at the Cold storage which is quite huge. Otherwise, I would consider West coast plaza is shopping mall which provides alot of entertainment.
PS: A bonus: There are shuttle buses!