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Canberra Plaza: Mall Linked To The MRT With A&W, Daiso & Taiwanese Bubble Tea

 Canberra Plaza – Residential mall in Sembawang

Since its opening in December 2020, Canberra Plaza has cemented itself as a staple mall serving the northern Sembawang and Canberra neighbourhoods. 

From a huge McDonald’s outlet with cafe-worthy aesthetics to a free-to-access Water Play Park, here’s a quick look at what Canberra Plaza has to offer.

Who knows, you might very well be tempted to BTO in Sembawang GRC just so you can live a stone’s throw away from this convenient one-stop mall and hangout spot. 

Canberra Plaza food – dining options including A&W & bubble tea

Whether you’re hankering for a feast or in need of a quick refuel, Canberra Plaza is home to numerous restaurants, cafes, snack and drink stalls, plus a sprawling halal food court.

a&w hotdogsImage credit: Eatbook

Following their 2003 departure, Singaporeans were left pining for A&W’s signature root beer floats, curly fries, and hot dogs. 

a&w to open at canberra plaza singapore

We’re totally aware that it’s been a solid 2 years since the A&W spot (#01-04/26/27) landed in Canberra Plaza. But, considering we’ve been longing for their famous root beer floats, curly fries, and hot dogs for more than a decade, you can be sure we’re making up for lost time and indulging our cravings!

Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily

yifang taiwan fruit tea at canberra plaza singapore

For bubble tea lovers in search of something new and different from run-of-the-mill chain brands, give YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea (#01-10 to 12) a try. This wildly popular bubble tea brand has a whopping 1,500+ outlets worldwide, including Australia, the United States, and even France.

drinking a cup from yifang taiwan fruit tea

They specialise in fruity concoctions made out of 100% real fruit jam made in Taiwan, so you can sip on natural sweetness and tang without any artificial flavouring.

Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-10pm | Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm 
Contact: 6977 7132

cantine food court at canberra plaza singapore

When you’re dining out with family and friends, it can be tough to settle on just one kind of cuisine. Head to Cantine By Kopitiam food court (#01-21 to 23) and your new struggle will be that you’re spoilt for choice, with options spanning mala hotpot, ban mian fish soup, Western grill sets and chicken rice.

Opening hours: 7am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 8796 7549

inside the cantine food court at canberra plaza singapore

Cantine also has some halal dining options that include Cik Lim Yong Tau Foo, Fish Soup & Ban Mian, and Happiness Sunbo Chicken Rice, which means our Muslim friends will be able to savour good food without worrying about dietary restrictions.

mcdonald's at canberra plazaImage credit: McDonald’s Singapore

If you’re a purveyor of aesthetics, the Canberra Plaza McDonald’s (#01-01/02/03/28) looks more like an Instagram-worthy cafe than a typical burgers-and-fries joint. Decked out in cushy benches and bright splashes of colour, the expansive space is ideal for catching up with friends over a shared mountain of McNuggets.

Other dining options include Swee Heng 1989’s (#B1-11) selection of freshly baked buns, cakes, and pastries, along with international cuisine such as Pho Street (#01-07) plus Nam Kee Pau and Hong Kong Egglet (#01-24/24A).

Pho Street
Opening Hours: 11am-9:30pm, Daily

Nam Kee Pau
Opening hours: 8am-10pm, Daily 

Hong Kong Egglet
Opening hours: 12pm-9pm, Daily

Shopping – supermarket, pharmacy & lifestyle 

ntuc fairprice supermarket at canberra plaza

Situated at Basement 1 of Canberra Plaza is an NTUC FairPrice supermarket (#B1-03/04), where Northies can get all their grocery needs sorted. 

Opening hours: 8am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 6434 4480

walking down an aisle of ntuc fairprice supermarket

From fresh local produce and exotic imported food to household items to keep your abode spick and span, you can expect to find competitive prices and frequent promos.

daiso at canberra plaza singapore

Bargain hunters will rejoice in the fact that there’s also a Daiso Japanese mart (#B1-01/02), with shelves upon shelves of treasure finds from $2.16

Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6334 0015

inside daiso at canberra plaza singapore

Fill your pantry up with Daiso snacks, or prepare some Daiso travel essentials to prepare for your next vacation.

There’s also a Guardian pharmacy (#01-17/18) should you require toiletries, beauty products or over-the-counter meds. Visit Gadget Mix (#02-17) for tech staples such as USB cables, audio equipment, and phone accessories, and SKP (#02-18) for stationery, toys, and party essentials such as balloons and goodie bags.

Guardian Pharmacy
Opening hours: 9am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6719 8170

Gadget Mix
Opening hours: 10.30am-10pm, Daily

Beauty & wellness services plus fitness & enrichment centres

talent getting nails done at canberra plaza singapore

When it comes to swinging by beauty and wellness establishments to keep yourself looking and feeling good, Canberra Plaza has them all under one roof. 

nail selection

You’ll be able to patronise hair salons and barber shops, as well as nail parlours and even a massage joint to have you looking polished, poised and rejuvenated.

To keep your health in check as well, medical facilities such as MyDoctor@Canberra (#03-10/11) and Viva Medical Group (#02-14) will be at your service.

Opening hours:  Mon-Thu 8:30am-1pm, 5:30pm-8pm | Fri 8.30am-1pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm
Contact: 6970 1002

Viva Medical Group
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-9:30pm | Sat 8.30am-5.30pm | Sun 10am-12.30pm, 6.30pm-9..30pm
Contact: 6980 3368

the eton academy outlet

Parents will be able to conveniently drop their little ones off for tuition classes and enrichment sessions alike, with establishments such as The Eton Academy (#03-09), The Ballet School (#03-01) and CMA Mental Arithmetics Centre (#03-13) lined up on Level 3.

Keep yourself in tip-top shape with a Gymmboxx (#03-04 to 07) membership. The spacious 5,000-square-foot facility is open 24 hours, and offers personal training sessions so you can realise your new year’s resolution to get fit.

The Eton Academy
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 2:30pm-7pm | Sat-Sun 9am-7pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

The Ballet School
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 9.30am-9pm

Water Play Park – free-to-access outdoor water playground

water play park at canberra plaza

The north side of Singapore is home to quite a few next-level playgrounds, and Canberra Plaza’s Water Play Park is the latest addition. 

The outdoor playspace situated on Level 3 is free to enter. All you have to do is ensure you pack a swimsuit, towel, and dry clothes for your kiddos – because they’re about to have a splashin’ ball of a time.

How to get to Canberra Plaza

The good news is that Canberra Plaza is directly linked to Canberra MRT station via a sheltered bridge, so you’ll have no issues with transportation. Otherwise, you can also get to the mall by boarding buses 117, 169, or 883 if you don’t have an MRT station near where you live.

Canberra Plaza opening – – shopping convenience for Northies

canberra plaza singapore exterior

As if you could ever run out of things to do in the North, the easy access to Canberra MRT station to Canberra Plaza spells even more shopping, dining, and activity options for islandwide visitors. 

It also makes for a world of convenience for North dwellers, who don’t need to venture too far for trendy food, retail therapy, and routine beauty sessions 

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive guide to Singapore’s shopping scene, we’ll be giving you a breakdown of all the best places to shop in Singapore ranging from budget to high-end to meet your specific needs. 

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Stay up to date on Northside news with Sayang Sembawang

sayang sembawang logoImage credit: Sayang Sembawang

Whether you’re a true-blue Northie or a non-Northsider who’s keen on staying abreast of all the latest developments within the region, Sayang Sembawang is a go-to resource. 

You’ll find frequently updated guides from superfood tips to productivity hacks, profile pieces on notable members within the community, and neighbourhood bulletins for donation and recycling runs.

Make sure to follow the Sayang Sembawang Facebook page as well, so you can get instant updates on what to do, see and eat within the North.

Find out more about Sayang Sembawang here

This post was brought to you by SBTC.
Photography by Edmund Wong.
Cover image adapted from: via Instagram, Eatbook

Originally published on 23rd Dec 2020. Last updated by Mae-Z Fam on 6 November 2023