United Square Shopping Mall is the destination mall for families. Positioned as A Kids Learning Hub, United Square is truly the place for fun play and learn. The mall is fully equipped with kids-friendly features from a luxurious nursing room, colour themed levels, spacious corridor walkways, carpeted grounds, play features right down to animal-shaped bins for your rubbish! There is also a state-of-the art al fresco forecourt with F&B outlets for the whole family.
The best thing I like about the place is the themes, from facilities like the info counter, seats, dustbins to décor, everything is just so kiddy. The nursing room's a must use for breast-feeding mums.
Sometimes, on the way to class, I would also conveniently grab some Ben and Jerry's on the way up, or venture into Toys R Us before the start of class. Not forgetting that anytime my parents had a treat for me, they would pamper me and my sister with a Swensens treat from the Swensens outlet here.
While my personal experiences are limited, this place has struck me as a family mall. Not only does it have many learning and growing places for the kids, there are many stores that allow family-friendly shopping, not forgetting all the new food outlets that are available since the new renovation.
The mall is also segregated from VeloCity and Square2, hence it is rather isolated from what would seem the more exciting places. Nevertheless, they do hold several events catering to kids such as Pokemon meet and greet! It’s more of a mall for family gatherings!
The starbucks is a wonderful rest place for daddies! When it comes to shopping, its always a woman’s job! To be it bluntly, I can conveniently ‘dump’ my hubby and my boy with him at Starbucks for them to bond over cookies, ipad and coffee while I enjoy shopping and browsing all the interesting stuffs in peace.
On top of all these shops, there are many enrichment classes available which is really good. Imagine your kids can go attend their enrichment classes, while parents can bond over snacks, tea, coffee etc at their many eateries outlets or can just shop around to browse new items for your kids. How cool is this? They have cold storage, for you to stock up your groceries.
Voted the mall with the best baby changing room in Singapore, this is really a great place for families with kids. You wouldn’t feel embarrassed having to hold up the lift simply because you are pushing a baby pram! Really a very family-orientated mall!
It is not so much what the mall has that draws me there but rather what the mall does not have that makes me take the longer walk. The mall does not have much crowd especially after the lunch peak hours.
This is understandable because this mall does not have really good shopping. The big names shops like Toy R Us, Challenger and Popular are smaller branches as compared to those in other shopping malls.
The top level of the mall seems to be more for enrichment programmes operators. I have only been to this mall on weekdays but I guessed given the types of shops there, this mall may be more crowded on weekends when parents bring their children there for enrichment programmes.
My mum's office used to be situated there, so while waiting for her, i used to spend the whole afternoon there. The shops are more family oriented, and seeing so many families with little kids in tow does bring warmth and coziness to one. Even the eateries love kids. Like globetrotters which i visited that time, they had slides and a playground for the kids to play while their parents are refuelling.
There are many eateries in United Square, such as Soup Restaurant, Pasta Mania and even the famous Pon Tian Wanton Noodles. It also has a Crystal Jade Bakery, along with my favourite fro-yo store, Sogurt. And if your sweet tooth is itching, just pop by the Made in Candy store on the first floor!
United Square is pretty much a family mall - there isn't much shopping to do except the type of shopping you do with your family such as buying school textbooks at Popular Bookstore or buying toys at Toys R Us. It is also very child friendly, so I highly recommend this mall to families.
It's not just a place for kids though, as there is a wide variety of restaurants with all sorts of food, ranging from sumptuous buffet to fast food and food courts. There's a pretty waterfall thing accessorised with colourful round light "balls" outside the building where all the eateries are concentrated. Walking there at night is pretty romantic I think, just as long as it isn't swarming with kids!
After many years, United Square is still somewhat the same place that I know of, only much nicer! The Starbucks has been renovated to have two floors, the Popular store has been completely revamped and new stores like Sogurt have opened! It has indeed become a more hip and cool place for teenagers like us to hang out!