The largest mall in Northern Singapore will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year. Developed by Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, the mall is part of Northpoint City, the largest integrated development in the North, housing over 400 retail and dining outlets across two retail wings.
When completed, the 1.33 million square feet Northpoint City will also include the 920-unit North Park Residences, community spaces, an air-conditioned bus interchange and an underground retail link with direct access to Yishun MRT Station.
Northpoint City is expected to serve as a lifestyle, recreation and integrated transportation hub for over half a million residents from Singapore’s northern region.
With a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, a town plaza which is the size of 10 basketball courts and a line-up of lifestyle and retail offerings curated to serve the community, Northpoint City will be the key venue of community interaction and activities.
The Nee Soon Central Community Club will move into the South Wing of the mall by 2018 and will be the first Community Club in Singapore to be housed in a shopping mall. The Yishun Public Library will also be re-opening in the mall by the first quarter of next year.
Pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community and Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)1, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore created additional space for community-focused services. Such community-centric tenants include The RICE Company, a performing arts non-profit organisation, as well as a childcare centre The Orange Academy.
Shoppers can expect a new, exciting and vibrant shopping experience at both the North and South wings, which will form the mall at Northpoint City. With the expected completion of its Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) in September 2017, Northpoint Shopping Centre will be integrated into Northpoint City and renamed as its North Wing.
In addition to a diverse range of retail offerings, the North Wing will feature over 50 food and beverage concepts, including family favourites Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Tenderfresh. The South Wing will have a second food court in addition to a speciality food precinct named "The Makan Town”, an education cluster, as well as other thematic shopping zones.
Drawn by the potential and scale of Northpoint City, the mall is on track to having close to 90% of its retail space leased when it opens in the fourth quarter of this year. Harvey Norman will move into a brand-new 34,000 square feet store to offer even more selections for its shoppers, while retail stalwart FairPrice will open a supermarket spanning 33,000 square feet. This will be the second supermarket in Northpoint City in addition to the existing Cold Storage supermarket, giving even more options for shoppers.
Linking the two wings of Northpoint City’s retail space will be The Courtyard at Basement 1. It will be a community space designed to allow natural light into the mall, while offering an unobstructed view of shopfronts in that area.
Covering 241 sqm, Bata has officially re-opened at VivoCity with its concept store featuring a brand new look.
Shoemakers since 1894 – Originated from Czech Republic more than a hundred years ago, Bata Shoe Singapore opened its first Singapore store in Capitol Building on 25th August 1931.
Offering style, comfort and quality at the best price, Bata has a wide selection of footwear for the entire family. With currently over 5700 retail stores in over 70 countries (over 40 in Singapore), chances are that you have a Bata store near you.
Open for public use since 12 July, the 400m Rail Corridor Test Track is located between Choa Chu Kang Road & Upper Bukit Timah Road and features a 100m stretch of glow-in-the-dark section.
The test track will undergo a two-year trial to determine the best surface material for use that will make the Corridor safer and more accessible. Government agencies will evaluate the durability of the materials and gather feedback from the public.
Four different surface materials each take up a 100m stretch: fine gravel, grass and gravel, earth-coloured porous concrete, and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate minerals, which absorb ultraviolet light during the day and cause the track to emit a soft glow at night.
Lady M® Confections is the pioneer of the well-loved Mille Crêpe cake. Its signature cake Lady M® Mille Crêpes, features no less than twenty paper-thin handmade crêpes layered with ethereal light pastry cream, gently caramelized on top until golden. Each handcrafted Mille Crêpes cake is made using only the finest ingredients to a secret recipe that has been perfected over the past 12 years. Visit their 3rd outlet located at South Beach Avenue to try a slice of the exclusive Earl Grey version.
Combining French pastry techniques with Japanese etiquette of precision, Lady M® Confections prides itself on creating the freshest and finest cakes and confectionary delights. Since opening its first 600sq ft cake boutique in New York’s Upper East Side in 2001, Lady M® has assembled a phenomenal little black book of fans state-side, from the likes of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, to Supermodel, Linda Evangelista and Japanese fashion designer, Issey Miyake.
Located within Destination Singapore Beach Road, a new hotel managed by the Park Hotel Group; Folklore celebrates Singapore heritage food and the role it plays in cultural harmony in our multi-ethnic nation.
Brainchild of Chef Damian D’Silva, the menu constitutes a nostalgic homage to the food he grew up with as a child of Eurasian-Peranakan parentage. Heirloom dishes reflective of the major racial cuisines of Singapore are made from scratch, without shortcuts or compromise, using authentic - largely manual - kitchen methods.
The experience is of being a guest at Chef Damian’s family dinners around the table. Bottles of in-house-made sauces and mixes, along with giveaway recipe cards encourage home cooking, furthering Chef Damian’s ardent advocacy of preserving and propagating Singapore’s culinary heritage.
Located in The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore,La Brasserie reaffirms its leading reputation for elegant, gracious French dining in a stately landmark by the awe-inspiring Marina Bay waterfront, with its newly refurbished salons and re-focused culinary direction.
Boasting 10-metre-high floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views of Marina Bay, and Neo-Palladian architecture, La Brasserie exudes an understated opulence, which recent renovations have further enhanced. A new light Herringbone floor and colour scheme centred on a grey, burnt orange and ivory theme, along with redesigned furnishings and new drapery by Jim Thompson have visually revitalised the interior, giving it a more lively contemporary ambience while drawing in, and transforming, the brilliant ochres and purples when the sun sets.
The food of La Brasserie is a harmony of French brasserie classics and dishes that have the hallmark of ‘cuisine du soleil’. This ‘cuisine of the sun’ is the representative food of the South of France, a region that is said to be blessed with the sun for 330 days of the year. It is a cuisinecharacterised by Mediterranean flavours and a lighter touch, with ingredients that evoke the ‘essence’ of the sun.
The Autobus in cycling terminology is the name given to the group of cyclists in a road cycling race that forms a large group behind the leading peloton. It is also the name of a bespoke cycling cafe at Downtown Gallery.
The Autobus is the first of its kind in South East Asia.
It runs on a very strong ethos of serving the community with its coffee from 7am in the morning up till late at night. Focused also on serving food that are real, whole and natural. If you can pick it, pluck it, milk it, shoot it, you can eat it!