For residents living in Woodlands Neighbourhood 8, 888 Plaza is a one-stop shopping centre that can satisfy all needs for a wide variety of goods and services. Selling anything from clothes, groceries, stationery, baby goods, toys and even wedding gowns, 888 Plaza offers something for the whole family. The two foodcourts are popular and well- patronised by residents and offer a wide variety of options to diners.
It is really convenient for me to get anything because I just live opposite 888. They have a Fairprice NTUC supermarket, 2 big coffeeshops that close at around 3am+, KFC, Pizza Hut, bicycle shop, optical shop, bread shop and many more shops. Currently there is also a fruit stall, more like a durian stall, right next to the bus stop of 888 plaza. It also opens till midnight and there are even seats & tables, so you can enjoy your durian freshly opened there. Oh, durian is a must try in Singapore!
Other than that, occasionally there would also be mini events where there would be lucky draws, mini games and performances happening during festive occasions. There would also be Getai (stage performances) during Hungry Ghost 7th month festival.
For starters, the food court there is pretty cool, with everything there priced normally and not jacked-up like at some other places. The Indian stall in particular is prominent among residents for their Roti Prata. There's also a Canadian Pizza outlet for take-away orders as well as a KFC and a Pizza Hut.
The fact that i love about 888 Plaza is that they're open 24-hrs and there're 2 coffeeshops always open at any time with all stalls open. that always satisfies a foodie like me! In addition to the food, there's also a NTUC open as well as the obligatory 7-11 store.
I guess the presence of a Maybank branch there is something i find really puzzling since most banks would put their offices at more prominent locations like woodlands civic centre or causeway point or maybe at locations just beside MRT for easy access. 888 is actually situated in the middle of Admiralty and Woodlands MRT.
For drivers, do note that there is a multi storey carpark here and it is cashcard entry, but do not park in the wrong places during daytime, the carpark attendants are very "on" and I have gotten warnings before for parking in the wrong places.
There are two coffeeshops at 888, and from what I know, the zi char stalls in both coffeeshops actually belong to the same boss. If you cannot find crab at one stall, the staff would actually go next door and ask them, and one of the nearby zi char is also under the same boss, and I was asked before if I could wait while the boss delivered the crabs over.
Overall, it's just a simple setup to serve the basic needs for the residents.
In 888 Plaza, there are hardware shops, spectacles shops, a supermarket- Fairprice, all these shops are able to support our daily necessity however, if you are somebody who is seeking for more variety or higher quality products, 888 Plaza is not your option.