New shopping centres in Singapore, 2019
There are two main things Singaporeans do to de-stress: shop and eat. The distraction of delicious food and the thrill of discovering new lobangs while shopping is one of the biggest reasons why we like hanging out at malls. Those looking for a new meet-up venue to hang with your friends at, check out these brand new and newly-renovated malls all around Singapore.
– New malls in Singapore –
1. Design Orchard
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Design Orchard is a low but sleek 2.5-storey building, the latest addition to our shopping belt. All about promoting the #supportlocal spirit, it stocks items from over 60 homegrown fashion, home decor, and skincare brands on the first level.
The second level is occupied by The Cocoon Space, a co-working space specially for local designers to collaborate in. It comes with a studio complete with professional sewing equipment and a whole library dedicated to fabrics.
There’s also a rooftop garden for those who wish to rest their feet after all that walking. The giant umbrellas there provide extra shade and the open space is great in accommodating large groups of friends. Built in an amphitheatre-style, its staggered stairs overlooking the cross junction in front is a perfect spot for people-watching.
The deck also doubles up as a performance space and fashion runway.
Read more about Design Orchard in our article here.
Address: 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun: 10AM-9:30PM | Fri-Sat: 10AM-10PM
Nearest MRT: Somerset
2. Wisteria Mall
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Wisteria Mall is located in Yishun, offering an alternative for Northies who don’t wish to squeeze with the crowds at Northpoint City. It’s a short bus ride away from Khatib MRT, and they provide free daily shuttle services from the station for even greater convenience.
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The mall has all the basics, such as a FairPrice Finest supermarket and a 24-hour Anytime Fitness gym for those looking to squeeze in a workout at any point of the day.
Choose the Super Hero Ramen option to create your own ramen bowl
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There are over 30 dining options here and one eatery we’d recommend is Ramen Eki, a Japanese restaurant with no GST and service charge. There are also food courts such as Kopitiam and My Kampung for added variety.
Address: 598 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 768698
Nearest MRT: Khatib
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6359 0255
3. Jewel Changi Airport (April 2019)
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We Singaporeans live to eat, and what a time it is to be alive, because Shake Shack and A&W are coming to Jewel Changi Airport – our airport’s newest retail extension which will have 280 eateries and fashion boutiques for you to eat and shop at till you drop. And, get ready for this: it’s also gonna be home to the first Pokemon Center in Singapore.
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Other treasures you can find here include a Canopy Park and Bridge, which is like a mini version of Gardens By The Bay. Apart from the numerous indoor botanical trails, you’ll be walking through, the bridge surrounds a rain vortex that changes to become a light-and-sound fountain show by night.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Telephone: 6595 6868
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport
4. Paya Lebar Quarter (2nd half of 2019)
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The minute we think of Paya Lebar, the large SingPost Centre immediately comes to mind. That, and City Plaza, which is full of blogshop suppliers with cheap clothing. But there’s a whole lot more variety that’s coming with Paya Lebar Quarter opening in the second half of 2019.
Located directly behind Paya Lebar Square, this new mall will have 200 stores, including a Virgin Active gym.
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The place will also have an outdoor playground space to keep little ones occupied. Keeping an eye on them would be made easier too since the playground will be situated in close view to the alfresco restaurants and bars that are due to open soon.
The mall’s outdoor playground
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In addition, they’ll have an outdoor space that will be used to host craft workshops, art exhibitions, live performances by local talents and pop-up stores for flea markets.
Those who enjoy cycling will be glad to know that the place has a direct route to the Park Connector Network, making it even more accessible for you to cycle from there straight to the city.
Address: 60, 11-48 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM | Closed on Sat and Sun
Telephone: 6671 6600
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar
– Newly renovated malls in Singapore –
VivoCity is already a megamall as it is, but shopping is something that we can’t get enough of. To satisfy us shopaholics, they’ve created an extension at B1 with even more athleisure and lifestyle shops.
This includes Singapore’s very first FILA store and other brands like Adidas and New Era.
Read our article on VivoCity’s new basement here.
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM – 10PM
6. Northpoint City
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Northpoint City is located right beside Yishun MRT station and has an underground linkway to connect you to the mall. Their new wing comes with a whole new set of stores and over 50 new eateries with new food options for North-siders.
Notable eateries include Fat Papas, the halal version of burger bar Fat Boys, and Yi Qian Ling Yi Ye, which serves steamboat buffets that come with free-flow xiao long bao. Those looking for even more variety can check out these three giant food halls – The Makan Town that’s located on B1, Bagus on level 2 and Kopitiam on B2.
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On the 4th level of the new wing is Sunshine Childhood Playland, an indoor playground with toddler-friendly slides leading into ball pits, play areas with sand and mini beads, and a LEGO section. The best part is babies under 12 months get to enter for free and play for an unlimited amount of time too.
Address: 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 769098
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-10.30PM
Nearest MRT: Yishun
7. Downtown East
Downtown East’s new look comes with an added Market Place in its space. There are over 30 new stores for you to shop and dine at, including Cow Play Cow Moo arcade, which has numerous claw machines for you to snag adorable plushies from. Psst…check out our article on arcade with claw machine arcades here.
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Those looking to satisfy their K-pop addiction can head to Infinity Kpop. With Korean pop songs booming in the background and shelves filled with idol merch like shirts, pillows, and photo prints, this place makes one feel even closer to their idols.
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In terms of food options, there’s Forest4Darts Cafe, a forest-themed darts bar with over 20 soft-dart machines and a pool table. The place serves up western meals and their -3.5 degree Sapporo beer is a crowd favourite.
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There’s also Flaming Spice, a 24-hour Indian-Muslim restaurant which night owls can head to for a fulfilling supper.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 10.30AM-11PM | Fri-Sun: 10AM-11PM
Telephone: 6589 1688
8. Funan (June 2019)
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Funan is a treasure trove filled with good deals for sportswear and digital appliances. Don’t worry, that’s not gonna change, but the mall is set to have a major upgrade to make it super futuristic.
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Come June 2019, Funan will be the first mall in Singapore to recommend stores to people based on their facial features. All you have to do is stand in front of the directory and the machine will detect your face, determine your gender and age before suggesting a list of shops that you’d potentially be interested.
The upgraded mall will also have a system that allows you to locate your car by scanning license plates.
The red portion at the bottom right gives you a glimpse of the cycling track that will be present in the completed mall
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To have a glimpse of what the future Funan will look like, hop over to Funan Showsuite, a space that has elements and facilities adapted from the upcoming mall. This includes having a cycling track on the ground level and vibrantly decorated rooms where artists can hold craft workshops and live performances.
Find out what else you can expect at Funan mall after their makeover here.
Address: 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097
Nearest MRT: Bencoolen
9. 111 Somerset Podium (2nd half of 2019)
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111 Somerset looks like those atas buildings where tai tais go to for afternoon tea before heading to stores like Chanel or Gucci for their next find. While those boutiques are what the mall has in store, the building will be renovating its retail wing to include a new Market Place section on the first floor, which will see even more artisanal bakeries and high-end grocers.
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The second floor of the building will also be redone to include more beauty and health-related outlets.
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Subsequent levels will be dedicated to various offices and co-working facilities like Spaces.
Address: 111 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238164
Telephone: 6733 1448
Nearest MRT: Somerset
New malls in Singapore
Because shopping is such a popular activity amongst Singaporeans, avoiding the crowds in malls is unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean the experience of hunting down new buys and deals is any less fun. With these new and upcoming malls entering the scene, you’ll have even more food and shopping options that will make all the jostling worth it.