PoMo is a Mallternative – a fresh and colourful alternative to routine shopping and malls. It houses unique tenants that inspire creativity and spark individual expression. A gateway to the lively cultural and arts district, this is a place that aims for vibrant social engagement. You can get all your popular conveniences here too.
The thing i want to recommend in PoMo is the FOOD! Just beside the music shop at the basement, there are a cluster of restaurants which serve good and cheap food. There is a fishball noodle stall which cost only 4 dollars per set, and there is another western food store which is one of the cheapest i've seen in Singapore; each set only cost 5.5 dollars. And of course, there's a subway and some other higher end restaurants.
I will recommend this shopping center if you are with large groups of friends looking for a place to have cheap and good food, as there is quite a bit of space too
As for the rest of the businesses, they sell probably about everything you can get at the nearby Plaza Singapura, and the shopping centre is not about on the best rating for being clean or being in a good condition. Perhaps the only other shop I feel is worth a mention is the pizza shop, the little pizza slices really can make a good meal.
I think the only reason I would visit here is the fact that it is quieter and less crowded. Other than that, Plaza Singapura and Cathay would be where I would go.
However, this "shopping centre" is a good place when it is not raining, and when you want to find a quiet place to dine. It also provides an alternative for the students from the arts school next to it.
But, if I'm given the choice, I would not travel there as I feel that there is nothing attractive about Pomo and it is rather boring to teenagers.
Given a chance to go to that area, I would probably visit PoMo only to use the restroom because its relatively cleaner than the older malls by its side or for the air-conditioning.
This is definitely not a place for teens, tourists and basically if you are looking for surprise and fun.
Perhaps it might be more interesting to Singapore pool gambles and enthusiasts.
With such a good tenant as neighbour, I was surprised that the shops there were not doing better businesses. My old office used to be opposite this mall and once in a while, we would go the basement food court for lunch. The mall was usually very quiet and even the food court was not extremely crowded during lunch time. Most of the customers there were people working in the offices above, mostly staff from Singapore Pools.
The mall management should really help the other tenants benefit from the big winners that visited the mall and make the mall into a livelier place.
It may not be as classy and big as ION, Paragon or even Takashimaya but this place has something to offer. They have these cute shops where they sell those cartoon character inspired pencil case and stationers. They have unique cafes too. I went to this shop on the ground floor that sells pizza, and it is not bad. Fresh pizzas from the oven and friendly staff. Cafes where you can just spend your time with your book and some finger food.
Each time I'm there, the eateries are either closed or extremely empty. Hardly anyone frequents this mall except to play pool or head to dance classes at the dance studios on the upper levels. There is also nothing much to eat, and the mall is really small.
I strongly urge the management to revamp the mall if it wants to secure more traffic. Otherwise, PoMo will eventually die out. As it is, it is already overshadowed by Plaza Singapura.
POMO is not exactly the most interesting place to be at. However, it can be a life saver for those who work nearby. While Plaza Singapura may offer more selections of good eateries, it can get really crowded during peak hours. POMO on the other hand, is less crowded and serves cheap and good food as well! I am not complaining.
PoMo, even after the revamp, doesn't have any much strong attractions to make it stand out. Perhaps the best of which is the HQ of Singapore Pools on the first level. During late soccer games, it's not uncommon to see punters gathering around the area, placing their bets since the branch allows live betting, even if it's in the wee hours.
There should (still) be a shop at the basement, selling Japanese Anime TCG (Trading Card Game). The TCG is still relatively new and fresh in local industry. I stumbled upon the shop the last few times I went, always crowded with the TCG gamers, holding their own battles and tournaments within the shop. Despite having watched animes myself, I'm not a huge fan of them, yet, but I often wonder, if these players are well-versed in Japanese language since the cards are imported directly from Japan and are all in Japanese wordings.