SingPost Centre, the new one-stop lifestyle destination in Singapore’s east, is launched today (9 October 2017) after two years of redevelopment.
And you, as a consumer, are absolutely dying to know more about it.
Guess what? We totally got that covered, so just sit back, relax and enjoy these ten facts about the all-new SingPost Centre!
After undergoing a S$150 million revamp, SingPost Centre opened its new retail wing on 3 October 2017.
Conveniently located next to Paya Lebar MRT station, SingPost Centre brings together an exciting array of lifestyle and F&B offerings that are set to further enliven Paya Lebar Central.
Featuring an industrial chic design aesthetic, the five-storey mall from Basement 1 to Level 4 covers a gross floor area of 269,000 sq ft, double the size of the original.
It houses about 130 stores over a net lettable area of 178,000 sq ft that include leading brands in fashion, dining, entertainment and children’s enrichment.
SingPost Centre mall is owned by Singapore Post and managed by CapitaLand. It aims to enable next generation retail in a Smart Nation.
Lofty ambitions, Singpost Centre. Let’s see whether you have the skills to pay the bills.
Gong Cha Flagship outlet
That’s right; Singpost Centre will host Gong Cha’s Flagship outlet.
After months of Gong Cha deprivation, I can just see Singaporeans turning up in droves at Singpost Centre and overcrowding the entire mall, just to have a sip of that holy water.
Tantalising taste buds with new concepts
Foodies can look forward to a wide range of cuisines at SingPost Centre. Anchor F&B tenant Ministry of Food will be unveiling a thematic food hall reminiscent of the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, named Platform M.
This will bring an impressive 10 concepts under one roof, including Hong Kong roast duck and dim sum, Northern Chinese steamed dumplings, Korean street food, Western-style beef steaks, Japanese tempura donburi and fruit juices. A self-service order kiosk system completes the dining experience at Platform M.
In addition, popular Taiwanese hotpot chain UPOT has opened its first overseas outlet at SingPost Centre, the first hotpot restaurant in Singapore to serve food on a conveyor belt.
The other new-to-market concept is well-known beef noodle restaurant Núodle from Lanzhou, China, which makes its noodles in-house. A new kid on the block of Singapore’s vibrant bubble tea scene is HEETEA, which attracts snaking queues for its cheese milk-foam teas in its home market of Guangzhou, China.
For local fare, check out HAWKERMAN, a new concept by Singapore’s Tenderfresh Group, which seeks to preserve the culture and good taste of local hawker delights. Bakery chain Mayson Bakery is introducing Kopi & Tarts, a cafe that combines Singaporeans’ love for coffee and freshly baked pastries.
Hey, guys. I think we should head to Singpost Centre.
As well as familiar favourites
Other familiar favourites in the mall include Astons Specialities, Carl’s Jr, Châteraisé, ENCIK TAN, Long John Silver’s, Maki-San, Pu Tien, Seoul Yummy, Swensen’s, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Yoshinoya.
You know what they say, “We all need our daily dose of familiarity.”
But if you have to see your Encik Tan in camp every day, then mai la mai la; you can afford to skip out on the restaurant that night.
Too much familiarity is bad for the soul.
A myriad of lifestyle and leisure options; fitness sectors included
In addition to apparel and accessory stores such as Peniwern, Skechers and SST&C, SingPost Centre has also assembled a myriad of lifestyle and leisure options for shoppers to unwind and pursue their interests.
The enrichment cluster at SingPost Centre includes Boulder World rock-climbing gym and NorthStar Gymnastics & Fitness, both of which offer programmes that cater to children and adults.
There are also complementary service providers such as Dr. Stretch, which specialises in sports massage.
Time to work those muscles, babe. Work them until the police comes after you and say, “Sir, you’re under arrest for illegal transportation of firearms.”
“But Mr Policeman… I’m not carrying anything?”
He points to your arms. “Those… are illegal you dumb, buff piece of shit.”
It’s not all fun and games; you gotta study too
At the SingPost Centre education hub, parents of young children can check out Superland Pre-School, Heguru Education Centre infant and toddler school, My Greatest Child book and toy store, and Victoria EduHub prep school.
Too bad, kids. You gotta work to earn your keep. In your case, your ham sandwich every morning.
Singpost Centre Exclusive Post Office
Unique to SingPost Centre is the General Post Office (“GPO”), which at 5,328 sq ft is the country’s largest post office.
It features state-of-the-art facilities and a heritage corner tracing 150 years of postal services in Singapore.
The GPO offers automated services that improve operational efficiency and provides 24/7 access to postal and other essential services. These include the largest POPStation of 143 lockers, giving customers flexibility to collect and drop off parcels at any time of the day, and SAM kiosks, augmented with a self-service posting box for registered articles – the first in Singapore.
Across the corridor from the GPO is SingPost’s flagship Philatelic Store, which offers the widest range of philatelic products from Singapore and limited edition collectors’ items.
New Tech Cinema
Throughout the mall, technology-enabled innovations bring fresh experiences and convenience to shoppers. Delighting cinephiles is Singapore’s first all-laser cineplex by Golden Village, where award-winning Smart Laser projectors have been installed for all eight screens delivering superior image quality.
(I wonder how image quality can be even more superior though. Is everything going to be in ultra HD or something? Guess we will have to catch a show at Singpost Centre in order to find out)
The cineplex at SingPost Centre also marks the launch of Golden Village’s Duo Deluxe theatre featuring sleek and spacious twin leatherette seats that come with lumbar cushions for superior comfort.
Sign me up, please.
At NTUC FairPrice, shoppers are greeted by innovations that are designed to reduce the time needed for their grocery runs.
The store features the co-operative’s well-received scan-and-go system where pre-registered customers collect scanners at the entrance and scan items as they shop before paying at dedicated counters.
A new mobile app serves as a shopping assistant to help shoppers identify the shortest route to the product they are looking for. (Wicked! This will totally clean out the lost souls who knock into people and walk entire circles just to get that basket)
There is also an experiential corner where shoppers may try out new products using augmented and virtual reality. (What kind of products though? Can I can try cooking in VR? Cool! I know for a fact that had I tried it in real life I would have burnt the entire NTUC down.)
The SingPost Centre branch also takes NTUC FairPrice’s popular Click & Collect experience up a notch with new lockers that cater for chilled food products, on top of standard lockers for other groceries.
And of course, any mall would be incomplete without a proper food court.
At Kopitiam, diners can earn rewards via the Kopitiam loyalty programme when they order Healthier Choice meals or return their trays at the designated counters.
Heh? That’s interesting. This would encourage more diners to go for the healthier choice, and return their trays once they are done.
Or does it?
Opening specials for SHOPPERS
As a mall managed by CapitaLand, SingPost Centre shoppers can use CapitaVouchers at participating retailers in the mall and earn STAR$®under CapitaLand’s CapitaStar rewards programme when they spend at the mall.
To celebrate the mall’s new opening, SingPost Centre has lined up a series of promotions. The first 3,000 shoppers who spend a minimum of S$100 (or S$160 for supermarket receipts) will be eligible to redeem a S$5 CapitaVoucher each.
In addition, to encourage shoppers to reduce their carbon footprint, those taking public transport to SingPost Centre on the weekends from 7 October 2017 to 29 October 2017 may redeem a S$1 rebate on their EZ-Link cards with any amount spent at SingPost Centre.
Terms and conditions apply. For more details, visit www.singpostcentre.com.
You know; if the description alone got me excited beyond measure…
I can’t even imagine heading there in person.
But one thing’s for sure: the mall is going to be EPIC. So go there today, and try all the new stuff out!
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