Wheelock Place is an exciting cosmopolitan destination that meets every demand of the stylish urbanite. Behind its distinctive conical facade lie 7 floors of the finest retail stores, services and dining options. The premier selection of tenants include brand names like Marks & Spencer, Clarins Skin Spa, Shinagawa Lasik Centre, Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe, and Epicentre – an Apple Premium Reseller.
Other than Borders, the only other significant place is Mark and Spencers. Now that they've taken up another floor, they have expanded to include a bakery as well as a frozen food section. For now, this would be the only main draw for me. Other than that, I would much prefer going to ION or Shaw
But for so many years, I only remembered 2 things about Wheelock Place. No 1, Borders at Level 1, No 2, Marks and Spencer at the lower basements. Well, maybe one more shop somewhere within that does man waxing as my friend once told me. But other than that, until now, I do not really recall what other stores there are in this mall.
Although it is in a fantastic location, it is overshadowed by the other big malls around it, places like Ion, Tangs, Wisma, Isetan. Even for myself, i would only walked from Wisma (Ion was not up yet), to Tangs to Isetan since all 3 are connected. The only time I would walked to Wheelock is to buy their strawberry/raspberry biscuits for my mother from MnS.
Now that Borders is gone, it is quite a dead place, but I realise that there is already a linkage from Ion to Wheelock and MnS has taken over and refurbishing the whole place, so hopefully some life will be brought to this place and we would have another bustling place at the start of Orchard region.
The description very comically states Wheelock to be an exciting place. How very strange. Wheelock doesn't know excitement even if it's stared right at its face. It is more right to say Wheelock is a classy place.
This mall made close to zero impression on me. All I remember from it is redeeming an iPod from the Epicentre here and even that was a normal experience. There isn't even anything bad to say about this place because this place is basically just a blank ground.
How is there even 7 stories I have no idea, I've only heard and walked the first 2 floors and that's even to deter me from the rest of the building.
Come to Wheelock if you're determined to finish Orchard completely as a tourist, if not, just skip on ahead to ION.
I have to say it greatly benefited from ion when people have to walk through wheelock to get to shaw.One good place at Wheelock is Sun Moon restaurant and perhaps the other restaurants on that level.
Without Borders, Wheelock place is like an empty shell that like what the other reviews say - In need of a revamp!
And the newly opened mark and specer which is huge. I mean it is h.u.g.e. They even have a bakery in the food section! their only saving grace.
Not recommending for now.. maybe we'll see what it turns out like after reno.
As many would probably agree with me, Wheelock Place was in it's prime when Borders was around. Borders offered to Wheelock Plact what nothing else has done so far... A really really good reason to visit the building. It deserves a hip new tenant who can draw the crowds back there. I hope it doesn't fold before that.
I would suggest shoppers or tourists to visit other shopping malls instead, and give Wheelock Place a miss, because really, you will not be missing out on much.
To its credit, Wheelock has a fair selection of excellent eateries such as Sun with Moon Japanese restaurant and Cedele’s Bakery Depot (which I’ve reviewed too). There are a few classic lifestyle stores, such as Crumpler, Birkenstock and Dr. Martens. Not forgetting the EpiCentre for all your Mac needs.
Still, the shopping area is limited at Wheelock and the building designed in such a way that discourages the lazy Sunday window shopper. In my opinion, Wheelock is a good place for your specific needs and not for casual browsing.
If you are hungry, Sun & Moon at Wheelock is a good place to dine at. Expensive, good-quality Japanese food. Worthy of the price! Right now, the mall is undergoing renovations so it might not be the best place to shop at. You would be better off going to ION or TANGS. Wheelock has nothing much to offer at all. The whole duration I stayed in the mall last week was less than 5 minutes. Just used the underpass to get to ION. That's all.
However, now, things do change a little. Wheelock place received quite a number of visitors and shoppers daily thanks to the major renovation which makes it more accessible to the visitors. However, I notice that the shops do not change much. Inside the mall, the well visited stores would include Epicenter, Marks&Spencer and Border bookstore but since the bookstore has closed down, it means that one less store to attract the customers.
Nevertheless, this mall is still worth visiting. There are a few beauty and wellness center which is a great attraction for the female shoppers.