Liang Court offers a unique “Asia Fusion by the River” shopping experience and attracts overseas visitors, expatriates and locals from the residential condominiums in the vicinity and office workers from the nearby Central Business District. The mall is part of a mixed development comprising a 326 room Novotel Clarke Quay Hotel and a 26 storey serviced apartment, Somerset Residences. Situated at the renown Clarke Quay riverside area and just a 5 minutes’ walk from the Clarke Quay MRT station, Liang Court offers great dining and entertainment options. Diners have a choice of cuisine from as many as 20 different restaurants and F&B outlets including Kopitiam food court. Shoppers get to check out the latest retail offerings from a wide range of shops and at anchor stores MEIDI-YA supermarket, Kinokuniya, Audio House and Kopitiam.
I love medi-ya, a japanese supermarket. There you can find things you'd never find in cold storage in a thousand years! Things like red bean paste.. yeah all the jap stuff.
It's a really quiet mall with a muay thai gym and I'm sure it's catered to the japs. Kinokuniya, jap restaurants and starbucks! The starbucks here is dimly lit, comfortable and best of all, it's quiet! The mall is actually quite quiet in general.
At the basement (where medi-ya is) you can find lots of japanese food. Steep prices no doubt and I have only tried the food from one of the stores- can't remember which and it tasted yummy so you may want to give it a go.
There's also a shop selling crepe outside. Good crepes they have, I must say.
Nice place to chill out.
Most people like Japanese food and culture and at Liang Court, you can get a taste of both. At Medi-ya you can find lots of Japanese food and beverages that are imported from Japan and not found in local supermarkets like Fairprice and the likes. Shopping in Medi-ya makes me feel like I'm almost in Japan, considering how there are also many Japanese shopping there.
Some have the perception that everything in Liang Court is expensive but its not the case. In fact, there's a Japanese shop (called Nanairo) at the basement level which sells all its stuff at $2. Its concept is kind of like Daiso's but Nanairo has a smaller selection due to space constraints.
Liang Court is a rather quiet mall especially on weekdays and is a good place to hang out if you are the sort who hates crowds. This mall is very niche and many of the shops are food related. It's not so much of a mall to do extensive shopping.
Judging by the crowd inside the shopping mall was almost 50% of them are Japanese, some were students, kids and even adults going to the supermarket, and visiting retail stores. The favorite places for me will be Kinokuniya, the fashion retail stores, which my girlfriend always go in and trying out the new arrived clothes, and as well the various hair-dressing stores, which mostly were from Japan themselves, I would really love to get a new hair-style from them one day!
Last but least, the wide variety of japanese restaurants! On our first day going there, me and friends were having a hard time planning to go which restaurant to eat. There is just so much in Liang-Court, I do recommend Otakus and people that like Japanese culture to come over to Liang Court shopping mall someday!
Locals also flock to Liang Court to visit the basement supermarket, Meidi-ya. It stocks a lot of authentic Japanese foods that you can cook by yourself at home; I go there to pick up soba noodles, teriyaki sauce, and Pocky biscuits.
If you are too lazy to cook, you can always head to Marutama on the second floor for top notch ramen. Otherwise, Tampopo downstairs is also good for either a meal (first floor) or dessert (basement).
If, after visiting Kinokuniya bookstore, you still don’t feel Japanese – if only for a day – I don’t know if you ever will.
Okay, done with food. Now for the shopping experience. Obviously, Kinokuniya is the top of my list. Book lovers and manga lovers should definitely come down to the store. I wished that there's more counters around as the queue is simply too long, especially on weekends.
Urge to karaoke? Party World KTV is just right the corner, at level 3. Debris were seen, but overall, service was commendable.
Hello Kitty lovers must check out Ringo Ya. Located at level 3, the adorable store features stationery items to bags and apparels. Even bedding and furniture.
The best restaurant that I like in Liang Court would be Saizeriya since it is the cheapest compared to other restaurants. Also, stores like Kinokuniya and Mediya is my favorite hangout place on weekends to enjoy the slow pace environment that Japanese is living. This place is really so good, lives just pass so slowly and peacefully when you are enjoying your food and shopping at their supermarket. Do not think that Japanese stuffs are expensive. There is a stall at basement selling products at $2 too (just like Daiso) but I don’t think it has any other outlet.
Furthermore, Liang court is also easily assessable by Clarke Quay MRT Station (which is at the central), it only require a 5minutes walk from the MRT Station. If you have never heard of Liang court before and is finding a place for relaxation, Liang court would be the best place for you.
What attracted me to the mall were the vast displays of Japanese groceries at the supermarket, Mediya. I love to get fresh Japanese raddish at Mediya for my cuisines, which the other supermarkets like Fairprice did not import them in. If you’re looking for Japanese related products or ingredients to whip up your meal, this might be the right place you are in. Other than the supermarket, Kinokuniya was another store which I loved to visit after my supermarket trip at Mediya.
There is a bargain corner where you can find all sorts of books and magazines up for clearance, for instance, Japanese fashion magazines and E-mooks. This is a corner where the other Kinokuniya bookstores do not have. I often picked up ‘much cheaper than retail’ Japanese E-mooks there with exclusive freebies like a Coach hair tie, Agnes. B bags, etc.
Probably these are the places where most would visit when they are in Liang Court.
There is nothing much to do there. A few restaurants and a bookstore above. The whole place is just so empty and uninviting to be at. The silence is deafening and as much as I do not like crowds, a little noise is always a positive indicator of the popularity and functionality of the place. Needless to say, I do not go there for shopping purposes. However, I do go there for Meidiya. Meidiya is a Japanese supermarket that sells plenty of Japanese produce and the likes. The whole place is clean, fresh and although prices are super steep, you can't find the item anywhere else! The sashimi and sushi at Meidiya is also the best I have tasted when compared to other supermarket sushi stands. I would not recommend Liang Court for shopping but I would recommend Meidya it to people who are looking for authentic Japanese goods.