Two years in the making, SingPost Centre opens doors
After two years of development, lifestyle destination SingPost Centre has been launched.
As well as being home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the flagship of the new Smart Post Office network has retail tenants offering digital shopping experiences.
“The launch of SingPost Centre underscores SingPost’s transformation for a future where technology is changing how people shop, dine and play,” says SingPost deputy group CEO (corporate services) Mervyn Lim.
Committed occupancy at the end of last month was 80.4 per cent.
Next to the Paya Lebar MRT interchange station, the five-storey mall has doubled the original building’s gross retail floor area to 269,000sqft (24,990sqm). It houses up to 130 stores over a net lettable area of 178,000sqft, including fashion, dining, entertainment, fitness and children’s enrichment.
SingPost Centre, being managed under contract by CapitaLand, features technological innovations to offer shoppers experiences and convenience. One drawcard is Singapore’s first all-laser cineplex by Golden Village, where award-winning Smart Laser projectors have been installed for the eight screens. The cinema also has Golden Village’s first Duo Deluxe theatre featuring twin leatherette seats including lumbar cushions.
Meanwhile, NTUC FairPrice shoppers are offered the co-operative’s scan-and-go system. There is also a new mobile app that helps shoppers find the shortest route to the product they want, plus an experiential corner where shoppers can try out new products using augmented and virtual reality. NTUC FairPrice’s Click & Collect experience is taken up a notch with lockers that cater for chilled food.
At Kopitiam, diners can earn loyalty program rewards when ordering Healthier Choice meals or returning their trays.
Themed food hall
Anchor F&B tenant Ministry of Food offers a themed food hall based on the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Platform M. It offers 10 concepts under one roof including Hong Kong roast duck and dim sum, northern Chinese steamed dumplings, Korean street food, Western-style steaks and Japanese tempura donburi. Platform M offers a self-service order kiosk.
Taiwanese hotpot chain Upot has its first overseas outlet at SingPost Centre, the first hotpot outlet in Singapore to use a conveyor belt. Also new to market is beef noodle restaurant Nuodle from Lanzhou, China, which makes its noodles in house, as well as bubble-tea outlet Heetea from Guangzhou, which is known for its cheese milk-foam teas.
Local offerings include Hawkerman, a new concept from the Tenderfresh Group, and Mayson Bakery’s cafe Kopi & Tarts.
Also in the mall are Astons Specialities, Carl’s Jr, Chateraise, 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. Taiwan bubble-tea chain Gong Cha also returns to Singapore with its flagship outlet in the mall.
As well as apparel and accessory stores such as Peniwern, Skechers and SST&C, SingPost Centre also offers lifestyle and leisure options including Boulder World rock-climbing gym and NorthStar Gymnastics & Fitness, as well as service providers such as Dr Stretch, which specialises in sports massage.
At the SingPost Centre education hub, options include Heguru Education Centre infant and toddler school, My Greatest Child book and toy store, Superland Pre-School and Victoria EduHub prep school.
Shoppers can use CapitaVouchers at participating retailers in the mall and earn Star$ under CapitaLand’s CapitaStar rewards program.