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Compass One mall loses nautical theme in overhaul

After nearly a year of renovation work and two name changes, Singapore’s Compass One mall has reopened.

At Sengkang and formerly known as Compass Point, the mall has lost its nautical theme, described as “quite an old concept” by Compass One GM Sharon Tan, who says shopping centres nowadays are usually not themed.

Instead, there will be a new concept, “A Beautiful Blossom”, which depicts the mall’s transformation from being “old, tired and dusty-looking”.

“We see it blossoming into something new,” says Tan.
Previously the mall was home to 125 tenants, but there there are 208 this time around, with about 80 per cent in place for the opening. These include long-time tenants like Cold Storage supermarket, Kiddy Palace and Pizza Hut, while new faces include tech retailer Challenger, optical shop Owndays and Korean dessert outlet Wicked Swing Snow.

Also benefitting from the facelift, the mall’s basement has more than eight takeaway kiosks such as Gong Cha and Umi Sushi, and features the Singapore debut of Spanish shaved gelato specialist Eyescream and Friends. Also new is Hong Kong Sheng Kee Pau, a fresh offshoot of Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert, which will be offering snacks like fried char siew baos and mini custard buns.
Also new to the mall is a wet and dry playground on the top level, with music being activated when children step on to the play area.

Anchor tenant Kopitiam food court will open within the next two weeks, while the Sengkang Public Library will take over two levels early next year.

In December, the mall management ran a naming contest, with the winner suggesting “1 Sengkang Mall”. After this was branded boring on social media and people said they missed the old name, the company changed the branding to Compass One.

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