Greenwich V is nestled within the lush leafy surroundings of the established landed residential estate of Seletar Hills. The undulating site has a serene and charming quality that is rare in urban Singapore.
A mixed development with a condominium and retail mall located at Yio Chu Kang / Seletar Road, provides a one-of-a-kind retail experience with its vibrant blend of F&B concepts, lifestyle stores, retail and services including a supermarket and food court
Although it may be small in stature, Greenwich V does manage to provide all the necessities required by residents living nearby. It has a food court, one or two tuition centres and quite a range of restaurants offering Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Western cuisine. There’s also a Cold Storage where you can shop for groceries.
Small, but compact. It may not be a shopping attraction, but it’s a godsend to the residents of Seletar Hills for all the convenience it brings.
Cafes such as Coffee Bean and even Cold Stone Creamery are all hot spots for students looking for a place to study, and it surely helps that Greenwich V is so out-of-the-way and hence usually deserted. Eateries and food kiosks such as Toast Box and Old Chang Kee ensure that students have diverse dining options to choose from, and provides the mall with the self-sustaining quality that students camping there all day would need.
Although seemingly ‘ulu’, Greenwich V is extremely accessible by a number of buses island-wide, but shoppers tend to just be students mugging their days away. Even though Greenwich V may be the unofficial studying mall, do be considerate during peak hours!
We relaxed with a meal at the Kopitiam (called "Kopi Seletar" here) and enjoyed some delicious Cold Stone ice cream while our daughter drenched herself playing in the water fountains on the second floor. The atmosphere is relaxed and being there felt like unplugging from the stress of life in Singapore. I would not frequent this place as there is not much attractions to make the journey there worth it, but it is a nice place to stop by if you are in the area.
It looked straight out of a portrait from a nice German village. Add some snow and the scene would have been perfect.
Inside, due to its limited space, it's a far cry from a shopping paradise. However, it was certainly a food paradise cum Cupid spot for me. The atmosphere was perfect for a little date and some casual dining. I am utterly in love with the Coffee bean over there. It is my favorite little corner to mug away as well as have a little chit-chat with my loved ones.
But for the locals living around the area, the shopping mall is a lovely place to hang out. Filled with numerous restaurants serving combinations of Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine as well as 'desserts' (Awfully chocolate is my favourite), be prepared to enjoy a good meal. However, a limitation is that being a smaller mall, there is not as much retail outlets as one is accustomed to in a big mall (take Compass Point, which is relatively nearby), but a bus trip can always be made to AMK Hub (Bus 86) or Thomson Plaza (Bus 163) to satisfy those needs.
The place is essentially meant for residents living near the area as well as for those who are going to live in the too-be-built condo called 'The Greenwich'. The condo and Greenwich would be linked by bridges so residents can easily access the place to eat or buy groceries there. However, even when the condo is built, Greenwich will still be open to the public.
Though small, Greenwich has a classy and relaxed feel to it, due to the fact that its design is supposed to match the condo as well as the fact that there is little human traffic, giving those who visit it a break from the usual crowds one face at larger shopping malls.
The shops are what you would expect in any shopping mall, a supermarket (Cold Storage), a foodcourt, and a smattering of restaurants on the top floor, such as Cedele, Cold Stone Creamery and Coffee Bean.
It has a slightly upmarket feel, perhaps to cater to the residents nearby, who all live in landed properties. Due to its secluded location, I would only go here if I lived nearby.
In terms of food, I guess Greenwich V can be satisfying as it is quite diverse in that, with restaurants selling Japanese and Western food, plus cake and dessert houses like Awfully Chocolate and Cold Stone Creamery. I also love that they have an empty Gong Cha outlet (tells you how many people actually come by here), meaning I need not queue up for my order! Other than that, there is hardly anything else to do, other than do grocery shopping.
Don't come here unless you are looking for food or dessert, that's all I have to say.