Currently, Jurong Point is the largest suburban mall in Singapore, housing about 450 retailers, showcasing their products and services to over 3.6 million visitors a month. The revamped Jurong Point houses a range of retail zones – Market Place, Takeaway Alley, Gourmet Garden, 24 hours hypermart, Japanese Precinct, Sun Terrace and many more. In addition, there is also a 67 bay air-conditioned bus interchange, two civic community hubs and to top it all off, a 610 unit condominium nestled above the retail podium. With a wide array of shopping, dining, entertainment and services, Jurong Point is well positioned to be the mall of choice for shoppers in the Western quadrant of Singapore. Its mix of shops includes anchors such as the 24-hour FairPrice Xtra, John Little, Courts, Harvey Norman, Kiddy Palace, and several popular brands such as Ding Tai Fung, Zhou Kitchen, Dian Xiao Er, Bakerzin, Starbucks, m)phosis, Nike, SingTel, adidas and many others.
It recently revamped and moved in exciting new tenants such as Llao Llao, 4 Fingers, Sushi Express, and Monster Curry. Jurong Point also has a unique feature where they have decorated sections of the mall thematically. There is a mini Mong Kok, Japanese Street, and a korean Themed section. They have also grouped all the electronics stores together at basement one.
To start with, the mall next to Boon Lay MRT houses no major clothing or fashion brand. Being one who likes to immerse in nice clothes and stuff, I felt hopeless as only those "indie' shops with barely any cool fluff were present. Besides, I felt as if I have grown larger in size as I squeezed my way through throngs (really crowded ones) of strangers.
It's good, though, they have quite a large selection of food and Electronic stores and I guess only the IT whizz in me was satisfied that day. Being just next to the Jurong bus interchange, well, reaching there and going home was a breeze too, I am glad to say that.
To me, novelty and variety have to intertwined for a shopping hit to happen. Jurong Point, like a lot of other suburban malls, missed the mark as the shops available were like clones manifesting throughout Singapore. I would rather stick to my estate's mall.
It is impossible to finish visit all the shops in just one day. There are quite a few fashion stores which sell fashionable clothes and accessories at affordable prices. My friends and I visit often during my Polytechnic days, sometimes there’s a three hour break, and we will go there and hunt for food. Also, if we finish our practical test with success, we will go there and celebrate, treat ourselves with the ‘Earthquake’ ice-cream.
The cinema has also been recently upgraded, giving customers a more better and comfortable viewing experience! It's a good place for shopping too, as it's navigation-friendly, with food courts, restaurants anywhere as after walking in and out of many shops, etc, one must be tired and starving. You can pass by the basement, and you'll see a Japanese food paradise for Japan food lovers (Sushi, Ichiban, Wadori(Tori-q), etc).
There's also (like any other shopping mall) fast food restaurants, (LJS, KFC, Mac, Mos Burger, Burger King, Subway,etc) for shoppers to enjoy their fast meal while sitting down and chat with their friends!
You can also visit Comics Connection at the third level near Kopitiam, (ehem KPOP merchandise, mangas(japanese comics, etc)), Arcades, and UFO catcher to try your luck in getting that soft toy which you got your eye on.
Maybe another place you should try is at level 2, outside Fairprice Xtra. There's many retail shops to check out and yes! Girl's paradise - SHOPPING! Rather than seeing this review about how awesome Jurong Point is, why not just travel down to Boon Lay and experience it out for yourself? Definitely would be more enjoyable than my description of a few places in Jurong Point only.
Ever since the extension JP2 popped up, the mall has become a favourite hangout for heartlanders in the Western quadrant of Singapore. The mall is home to many mid-range priced boutiques and the basement boasts a huge range of F&B restaurants. Being a student in NTU, I often frequent Jurong Point for meals. My favourite has got to be the Japanese food street. Inspired by the famous Shinsaibashi district in Osaka, the food street is a short stretch of Japanese restaurants, bakeries and sushi stalls. There is also a shop nearby which sells Japanese biscuits and snacks that are not stocked by supermarkets or ntuc. Simply delicious!!
Many have also raved about how good the shopping is in JP. While the prices of the apparel are reasonable, I feel that the shops are too similar to each other and lack the distinguishing factor. Besides the bigger names such as BYSI, Chomel and Charles & Keith, the other boutiques are merely extensions of one another. Therefore, I feel that there is still much to be done to improve the retail therapy experience in JP.
Due to its high accessibility (right beside the Boon Lay MRT station), the crowds during peak hours and the weekends are overwhelming. Long queues and overcrowded walkways are a common sight. At popular restaurants such as Thai Express, Pizza Hut and Ichiban Sushi, the queues can be horrendously long. So if you are intending to dine at JP, do remember to place your reservations!
There are quite a lot of events going on in Jurong Point and I have seen many artistes there advertising their shows and holding performances. Some are really eye-catching which results in all the levels of Jurong points filling up with people which makes it so that you can hardly pass through the crowd.
There is a Japanese food street at basement 1 and the whole stretch of corridor is filled with Japanese restaurants leaving you with a wide range of restaurants to choose from. One thing about Jurong Point is that there are a lot of sales going on before and during Great Singapore Sales. The prices are crazy. I once bought a pair of jeans at only $7.90!
I was amazed ever since after the renovation of Jurong Point shopping Mall, they have bring in tons of retail stores, food-courts and restaurants, leisure and entertainments. You will find all you need in this shopping mall, be it hanging with family and friends for a movie at Golden Village, and go to Crystal Jade restaurant for lunch or dinner, and lastly you can get to catch on-going events that is happening on the first level, where there used to be live performance , variety shows, and there was once I got to catch a Korean Boy Group named 2PM, giving 2PM Hands Up Meet & Greet “High 5 for 300″ Session on that day itself!
To begin with, Jurong Point has an impressive range of stores around. The shopping mall is a social area that provides different kind of services such as cinemas, cafes and restaurants. You will find that Jurong Point is the place where you can dine, relax and do shopping inside one building. In terms of prices, it depends which stores you go to. There are new stores like Etude House, Awfully Chocolate and Sour Sally, which I've been waiting for this store for a while. For those of you who haven't heard about it, this adorable store sells non-fat frozen yogurt.
It's a pleasant experience to shop at Jurong Point. The mall offers a refreshing experience in terms of entertainment, products and services.