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5 New & Upgraded Malls In Singapore In 2023 To KIV For Your Upcoming Shopping Sprees

New shopping malls in Singapore, opened in 2023


Shopping malls are popular post-work and weekend spots to hit with food, shopping, and perhaps most importantly, air-con, all in one place. Heading out to the usual malls in town or your heartland neighbourhood might get boring after a while, so here are some new and recently renovated shopping malls in Singapore to check out if you need a new haunt. 

Offering chill meetup spots as well as international gourmet offerings and endless retail therapy, Singapore has plenty of new mall openings as well as recent upgrading works. Consider swinging by to shop for your essentials or purely kill time with a jalan-jalan session.


– 2023 –


1. Sengkang Grand Mall – BBT, hotpot & high-tech supermarket


You’ve probably already heard that Sengkang Grand Mall has recently opened but may have yet to check out the new mall. Since it’s conveniently located right above Buangkok MRT on the North East Line, there’s not much excuse not to make a visit.

To entice you further, the array of food options to nom on here is plenty – from bubbling hotpot and IPPUDO ramen to Sushi Express and McDonald’s. Did we mention there are also 2 BBT chains for your boba fix – KOI and The Alley?

Perhaps the most attractive part of the mall is the FairPrice Finest found at B1 which takes the self-checkout service up a notch with its high-tech Scan & Go system. All you have to do is scan your purchases using the FairPrice app and make payment directly on your phone – no need to wait in line at any of the counters.

Apart from the usual groceries and plants, this supermarket also features a huge section of ready-to-eat Korean food. Simply grab some fresh kimchi or tteokbokki and pay according to weight.

Address: 70 Compassvale Bow, Singapore 544692
Nearest MRT: Buangkok MRT station
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily


2. The Woodleigh Mall – 24-hour supermarket with a cafe & bars


In addition to all its BTO hype, the Bidadari and surrounding Potong Pasir neighbourhood now has a sparkling new “attraction” – The Woodleigh Mall. Newly opened in May, the shopping haven is directly connected to Woodleigh MRT on the North East Line and will soon house a bus interchange.

It’s also surrounded by the upcoming Bidadari Park. When the park opens later this year, there will be a stretch of cafes and restaurants surrounded by lush greenery and overlooking Alkaff Lake. Look forward to familiar names like Tiong Bahru Bakery and Brewerkz.

While all that is for the future, there are plenty of reasons to head to the mall even now. For one, it features the largest Pepper Lunch outlet in SG as well as a 300-seater food court by Food Republic.

If that’s not enough, the FairPrice here has a cafe, bar, and kitchen. Plus, the supermarket section is open 24 hours a day. Get coffee and pastries at the cafe, enjoy outlet-exclusive cocktails at the bar, and pick your own seafood to be cooked by the kitchen and eaten on the spot.


Image credit: Eatbook

Whether you’re looking for clothing, household items or gifts, there are plenty of options to indulge in some retail therapy at The Woodleigh Mall.

Address: 11 Bidadari Park Drive, Singapore 367803
Nearest MRT: Woodleigh MRT station
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily


3. Changi Airport Terminal 2 – Progressive opening of a new wing



Image credit: @hubandspokecafe via Instagram

We all consider Changi Airport a mall too right? Ever since T2 closed for renovation works, we haven’t heard a lot about what’s in store for us when the terminal reopens. Nonetheless, there have been small sections progressively reopening since late last year.


Image credit: Overflow

There have already been a few new additions – namely live music bar Overflow and Hub & Spoke Cafe which are both near the Changi Jurassic Mile. We don’t know the specifics just yet but there are talks of more F&B options as well as retail shops in the pipeline for this area known as the southern wing – all of which will be accessible to the public.

Also, stay tuned for new attractions in the northern wing which is set to be fully completed by 2024.

Address: 60 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819643
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport MRT station


4. One Holland Village – Sprawling open-air mall with al fresco dining


Image credit: One Holland Village

Not unlike those huge malls you’ve come to expect from the States, One Holland Village is promising to be a welcome change from the usual shopping malls in Singapore. Our tiny dot got that much land space for such a big open-air mall meh? Have! And it’s going to be a short 3-minute walk from Holland Village MRT on the Circle Line.

Similar to what we already had at Holland Village when the roads were closed to vehicles, the mall will have al fresco dining at the cafes and gourmet restaurants by the street. Some of the highlights include IPPUDO, Lady M, Sourbombe bakery, and Woobbee bubble tea.

One can also look forward to pop-up events at the open plaza known as the Village Square. Look out for the mall opening in Q3 this year.

Address: 3 Holland Village Way, Singapore 275753
Nearest MRT: Holland Village MRT station


5. CQ@Clarke Quay – New daytime activities like workshops


 

Throw away the idea that you can only go to Clarke Quay after dark – for boozy social gatherings or to dance the night away. The upgraded CQ @ Clarke Quay, expected to open in the latter half of 2023, will have activities that will make you want to visit in broad daylight too.

Revamped CQ is looking like a person who has had quite the glow up. We’re talking about additions like a grocery store in a warehouse-like setting as well as a zone for fun workshops like pottery. Those who remember their CQ days spent at nightclubs like Attica might find it strange to go there for brunch, but there will soon be cafes and pet-friendly al fresco dining areas.

Another zone known as “The Circuit” where the G5 Extreme Swing currently is will be joined by other fitness activities such as gyms. And finally, the iconic steps at Read Bridge will have benches so one can lepak comfortably.

Address: 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay MRT station


Bonus: *Scape – Different zones for youths to perform & shop



New dance space at *Scape.
Image credit: ZARCH

Okay, we admit that we jumped the gun for this one. A revamped *Scape at Orchard will only be revealed to the public in 2024 but the new themed zones seem so exciting that we just had to share a sneak peek.

It’s always been known as the space for youths to gather to exchange ideas and learn new things from each other, be it dancing or showcasing their art. Taking that idea further, *Scape will be designed specifically to facilitate budding entrepreneurs to meet each other and for young ones to put their chosen art forms on display.

There will also be a space for content creators to come together and collaborate. Sounds like a creativity haven in the making.

Address: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Nearest MRT: Somerset MRT station


– 2022 –


Here are some other malls that have opened or gotten a makeover in the last couple of years to check out.


1. Northshore Plaza II – Seafront mall along Punggol PCN


Situated along the Punggol PCN, Northshore Plaza II is a great place to hang out for scenic views as well as a good rest spot for cyclists and runners in the area. Head straight to the lookout point on level 2 which overlooks the sea and from where you get a glimpse of Malaysia in the far distance.

Those with a sweet tooth have plenty of options at this mall – Creamier for handcrafted ice cream, KOI for bubble tea, and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for coffee and pastries. And then there’s Slappy Cakes where you can share a stack of pancakes with friends and family.

If you’ve got little ones in tow, check out the pirate ship-themed playground with mini slides. Yarrr!

Address: Blocks 407 & 418, Northshore Drive, Singapore 820407 & 820418
Nearest LRT: Samudera LRT station


2. Bugis Street – New esports hotel with gaming rooms


Yup, Bugis Street has gotten a revamp and now has an esports hotel, climbing gym, and karaoke lounge. The clothes retailers and stalls selling knick-knacks are still there too but now you can do more than just shop at this mall.

A whole row of new restaurants have shown up including Mr Burger, Ayam Penyet Ria, and Xiang Cao Kitchen which is known for its grilled fish dish made Sichuan style.


5v5 battle arena.
Image credit: Arena Esports Hotel

Avid gamers who are familiar with the likes of Valorant, Fortnite, and Dota 2 will want to check out the Arena Esports Hotel which features a 2,000sqft gaming arena. If you want some privacy, check into one of the hotel rooms which doubles up as a private gaming room fully furnished with all the gaming equipment you need.

Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT station


3. Raffles City Shopping Centre – Revamped L1 with new stores



Image credit: Paris Baguette Raffles City Shopping Centre via Google

If you’ve been walking out of City Hall MRT into Raffles City for the past few months, you would have noticed renovation works going on on the ground floor. Well, the first floor has reopened with Marks & Spencer and plenty of other luxury brand stores including L’OCCITANE.

Although the iconic Starbucks at the entrance is no longer around, Paris Baguette’s flagship store has taken its place and we think it remains a lovely spot to chit-chat with friends over coffee and bites. Btw, that Starbucks has relocated to Level 2 in the mall.

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT station


– 2021 –


1. Northshore Plaza – Freshly opened at Punggol in October 2021


Northeast-siders are in luck – the first sea-front neighbourhood mall, Northshore Plaza has recently opened its doors in Punggol. 

Located just four LRT stops from Punggol station, the waterfront shopping mall is linked directly to Samudera LRT station and will be opening in two phases. Northshore I opened on 29th October 2021, while Northshore II is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022. 

Some notable tenants include Redman by Phoon Huat, HaiDiLao Hot Pot, KOI Thé ,and a two-storey Decathlon store. The Punggol region is known to be a hotspot among young families who’ve just moved into their BTOs, and this mall serves them well with plenty of supermarkets, family wellness clinics, learning centres and a built-in playground.

From waterfront dining experiences to communal outdoor spaces with garden views, Northshore Plaza provides a tranquil respite for Northeast residents. You can also check out our Northshore Plaza review to plan your first visit.

Address: Blocks 407 & 418, Northshore Drive, Singapore 820407 & 820418
Nearest LRT: Samudera LRT station


2. NTP+ – Popular chain eateries like Wine Connection & Dutch Colony Cafe


NTP+, or New Tech Park, is a two-storey mall located just a short walk from Lorong Chuan MRT. Having recently opened its doors in mid-2021, it has plenty of food options despite being a relatively smaller mall. Examples include Dutch Colony Cafe, Wine Connection, Iro Iro and The Social Alley.


Rooftop terrace at NTP+
Image credit: EdgeProp

Besides wining and dining at their many restaurants and cafes, you can also grab an after-meal treat and head up to the outdoor terrace at Level Two for a breezy chat. We recommend FiNE TEA!, a first-of-its-kind bubble tea and gelato concept store which boasts over 50 drinks and 20 ice cream flavours on its menu.

Address: 151 Lorong Chuan, New Tech Park, Singapore 556741
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan MRT station
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily


3. GR.ID – Futuristic mall with tetris-like facade, formerly PoMo



Image credit:
@sparkarchitects via Instagram

90s kids will know this mall as PoMo, a popular after-school spot for students of the nearby tertiary institutions. The mall has since been revamped as GR.ID to target hip millennials and Gen Zs, and opened its doors to the public in October 2021.


Image credit:
Spark Architects

Reminiscent of Tetris blocks, the building’s colourful exterior is said to embrace the young and upbeat vibe of the Selegie education district.

Apart from international food spots like Kamikaze Asian Tapas Bar, Isshin Machi, and Thai Street by Gu Thai, you’ll also find eclectically-decorated bathrooms perfect for mirror selfies with your gal pals, and chill spaces for chit-chats and people-watching. 

Address: 1 Selegie Road, GR.ID, Singapore 188306
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut and Bencoolen MRT stations
Opening hours: 8am-10pm, Daily


4. Great World – Foodie & shopping haven near Orchard Road



Image credit:
Great World

Previously known as Great World City, you might remember this as the mall with a painting of the sky adorning the ceiling, and different themed bathrooms on every level representing different countries around the world. The mall went through a major renovation and reopened its doors early 2020 as Great World.

Located near Orchard, a prime hotspot for Christmas shopping, Great World is a quieter alternative for your shopping needs if you’d prefer to avoid crowds. It’s equally well-occupied with popular tenants known to stock gift-worthy goods, such as Tokyu Hands, Papermarket, Lovisa, and Toys R Us. 


Great World Playland
Image credit: PLAYPOINT

Throughout the rest of the year, you’ll also be able to settle your clothes shopping and grocery runs all in one place – with popular retail stores like Zara, Uniqlo, 6ixty8ight, and supermarkets like Scoop Wholefoods, CS Fresh by Cold Storage, and Meidi-Ya.

If you’re shopping with little ones, make sure to head up to the play area at Level 2 where the little ones can have a blast at the railway and hot air balloon-themed playground.

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994
Nearest MRT: Great World MRT station
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily


5. i12 Katong – Set to reopen in Q4 2021



Artist’s impression of the new i12 Katong mall
Image credit: Keppel Land

Reopened in 2021, i12 Katong went through major reno works to reintroduce itself as a 6-storey mall with a 180-stall capacity. 

Through three specially curated zones – Fashion Lifestyle, Home and Living, and Family Entertainment – expect to see popular tenants such as PS.Café, Guzman y Gomez, Scoop Wholefoods, CS Fresh by Cold Storage, and Golden Village.


Image credit:
Keppel Land

Say goodbye to the heat and bring your kids to the mall’s indoor play area, perfect for a quick shopping break and playtime for the energetic kiddos. If you’d like to monkey around and expend some energy yourself, there’s also a Climb Asia climbing gym within the mall.

Address: 112 East Coast Road, i12 Katong, Singapore 428802
Nearest MRT: Eunos MRT station


6. Tekka Place – Located 3 mins away from Little India MRT


Striving towards a blend of traditional heritage and new-age F&B and retail offerings, Tekka Place is Little India’s newest mall that opened in 2019, but has since undergone renovations up to 2021.

Located in the heart of Little India, the building is also home to the Citadines Rochor hotel, attached right above the mall. This means future staycays at Citadines Rochor will allow you to have loads of shopping, dining, and activity options just an elevator ride away.


Excite your taste buds with a fusion of Italian and Indian flavours

Find a range of food, retail offerings and services highlighting Indian culture at this unique specialised mall. These include henna services at Vanessa Beauty, Indian handicrafts and decor at Arts & Culture, and Indian-Italian fusion cuisine at Bacos the Dine. 

Other notable tenants include the now-permanent Eatbox collection of food stalls, Kung Fu Tea, Boulder Movement, and Angkara, a homegrown brand specialising in fusion clothing inspired by Indian heritage. 

Address: 2 Serangoon Road, Tekka Place, Singapore 218227
Nearest MRT: Rochor MRT station
Opening hours: 8am-10pm, Daily


7. Le Quest – New mall in Bukit Batok West



Image credit:
Firmus Capital

Le Quest, the newest mall in the west, recently opened back in 2020. Bukit Batok residents no longer have to count on West Mall or Hillion Mall for their grocery needs and food fixes. 


Quench your thirst with coconut shakes from CocoBoss.
Image credit: @cocoboss.sg via Instagram

BBT and sweet drink fans, in particular, will be jumping for joy at the selection here, ranging from R&B Tea, Kung Fu Tea and Teabrary to CocoBoss – a new coconut shake contender to try if you’d like something to compare against the legendary Mr Coconut. There’s also a specialty craft beer bar called Gone Rouge Brewing, for those with more grownup drink palates.

Other than a selection of F&B tenants, there aren’t many retail outlets save for FairPrice Finest, Guardian, and a Tian Ma grocery store. While Le Quest’s opening spells added convenience to residents of the Bukit Batok region, it might not be worth a trip to the West if you’re expecting a major shopping spree.

Address: 4 Bukit Batok Street 41, Le Quest, Singapore 657991
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok MRT station
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily


8. Canberra Plaza – Daiso, A&W & free water park for kids


Northsiders have a new haunt in their vicinity to spend weekends at, apart from Northpoint City and Causeway Point – which are known to attract hordes of shoppers. Recently opened in December 2020, Canberra Plaza is the North side’s newest mall, connected to the newest MRT station – Canberra. 


Image credit: McDonald’s via Facebook

Get all your shopping and dining needs settled, from groceries homeware essentials to casual meals and catch-ups with friends. There are stores like Daiso, A&W, YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea and the quintessential mainstay of every neighbourhood, McDonald’s. The only thing is, their McDonald’s outlet is massive, with aesthetics that rival that of a cafe’s.

There’s even a free water play park at Level Three. So if you’re heading down with kiddos in tow, make sure to pack a change of clothes so they can have a splashing good time. 

Address: 133 Canberra View, Canberra Plaza, Singapore 750133
Nearest MRT: Canberra MRT station
Opening hours: 8am-11pm, Daily


9. Capita Spring – 4-storey sky garden & rooftop urban farm



Image credit:
CapitaLand

A 51-storey building for offices, serviced apartments, retail and F&B, Capita Spring is scheduled to open in the second half of 2021. Located a 2-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT, Capita Spring could well be your next dabao or after-work spot in the CBD.  

Although specific retail and F&B outlets have yet to be announced, expect a food centre on the second and third floors featuring stallholders from Market Street Hawker Centre, but in air-conditioned comfort. There’ll also be a pan-European garden bistro, and a rooftop restaurant and social bar. 


Green Oasis.
Image credit: CapitaLand 

Once the mall officially opens its doors, make sure to check out the Green Oasis, Singapore’s highest urban farm ever and a 4-storey garden with a 30M cascading sanctuary of flora. Soon to be added to the list of hidden gardens in Singapore, Capita Spring sounds like it’ll serve as a great midday respite for CBD folks on their daily grind.

Address: 88 Market Street, Capita Spring, Singapore 048948
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT station


10. Change Alley Mall – New cafes & bars near Raffles Place MRT



Image credit:
Change for Life via Facebook

Located right at Raffles Place MRT, Change Alley is the CBD’s latest mall that opened in mid 2020. Previously known as Chevron House, this newly revamped site has an array of F&B outlets that will spoil you for choice the next time you run out of lunch dabao options. 


Japanese rice bowls and dishes from WaaCow!

Tenants include popular chain F&B outlets like WaaCow!, MilkSha, Taki Izakaya Bar and Poké Theory as well as Tanamera Coffee, a popular Indonesian coffee chain. 

After filling your bellies, stroll through the mall to check out fashion retail stores like CREAMSTUDIOS for elegant basics, and Nimisski for Korean-inspired apparel. Perfect for OLs to squeeze a bit of shopping into their lunch hour, and perhaps pick up a new office ‘fit or 2.

Address: 30 Raffles Place, Change Alley Mall Singapore 048622
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT station
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily


Visit new & upgraded shopping malls in Singapore


Malls are aplenty in Singapore, and it’s easy to tire out your list of regularly visited shopping centres. Whether it’s for a food-venture or Christmas shopping spree, visit these new and recently-upgraded shopping malls in Singapore for a change in scenery, and discover gems in different neighbourhoods.

Since many of us aren’t venturing overseas just yet, you can even make a full-day adventure out of visiting various malls around the region. Based off this list alone, you’ll be able to journey from regions all throughout Singapore, from the central to far east, west and north.

Also, look forward to exciting new malls opening in the next few years such as Pasir Ris Mall coming up near Pasir Ris MRT in 2026.

Check out other places to shop at in Singapore:


Cover image adapted from: One Holland Village, Capitaland
Originally written by Priscilla Tan on 8th November 2021. Last updated by Aditi Kashyap on 19th May 2023.

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