The wait is finally over and Singaporeans who have missed shopping at the Century Square Mall for the past nine months can gear up for a better experience.
AsiaMalls which operates Century Square in a statement released on May 15 said that the mall would reopen to public on June 6, 2018. It has undergone major facelift amounting to total of $60 million and is expected to offer wonderful experience to the visitors.
There’s Lot New at Century Square Mall
The entire structure has undergone a major facelift starting with the façade and redrawn interior layout. The mall would offer sophisticated amenities to the shoppers including shower facilities, newly built roof deck and bicycle stations.
Mobile charging stations would be available throughout the mall which will also feature bigger nursing rooms.
Managing Director at AsiaMalls, Mr Tan Kee Yong said that malls have evolved from being just a stopover for shopping and are increasingly becoming places where families like to spend time and unwind themselves.
The facelift would offer a sophisticated experience apart from introducing visitors to new concepts and brands.
There would be lots of new experiences for the visitors with more than half of the tenants at the mall located in Tampines being new.
The number of eateries in the mall has gone up to 45 from 30 when it closed for facelift thus offering increasing dining options to the visitors. New eateries in the mall would include China’s hot pot chain Hai Di Lao, Restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs’ new concept The MeatHouse and another one called Two Hana which is a fresh concept by Seoul Garden.
Boon Tong Kee the famous chicken rice chain which already has 8 outlets in Singapore would be making their debut in a shopping mall.
Apart from the eateries Century Square Mall would also have a new cinema chain with Filmgarde replacing Shaw.
Also opening their retail outlet would be Mahota Market which promises a hybrid grocery and dining experience. Gymmboxx a 24/7 gymnasium would also open itself to customers at the mall.
Noted childcare centre, The Orange Academy and TheLearning Lab an enrichment centre have taken charge of a whole Level at the mall that which would be for kids and family.
The management expects to see substantial increase in footfalls compared to when it was closed for renovations. They have cited the increase in footfalls at White Sands and Tiong Bahru Plaza after they had undertaken facelift projects in the recent past.
The biggest news emerging out of Century Square Mall’s reopening is the return of Singapore’s home-grown fashion label M)phosis (pronounced emphasis).
AsiaMalls in its public statement had acknowledged the return of the fashion label to the mall. After two decades of successful run where it had 30 outlets and had managed to create its footprint in 11 countries including China, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia one of the country’s most successful fashion brands had abruptly had shut down all its stores in 2015 citing problems with its cash flow.
It was heart-breaking for the many Singaporeans who had become loyal followers of the shopping label.
M)phosis started its operations in 1994 opening up its first outlet at Change Alley. Over the next two decades it primarily catered to women between the age of 18 and 35 where it specialized in solid colours and clean-cut designer outfits.
Growing rapidly to 10 outlets in Singapore by 1998 it began its international operations opening up an outlet at Jakarta and followed that up with two more in Kuala Lumpur.
In 2009 it took a major step opening its boutique and had taken the label as far as Australia and Dubai. Before closing down its operations in Singapore it had suffered major setback in Japan, Dubai and Australia.
When M)phosis had shut its operations in 2015 it had angered many of its loyal customers. Mr Hensley The, the then director had said that they had explored all means of dealing with the problem of cash flow without any success and had to take the painful decision of shutting down operations.
While he had thanked customers for their patronage and support many of them weren’t impressed with that apology. Customers were left with unused coupons of the mall which were sold to the customers as late as April 2015 before they wound up their operations in the month of August and the employees of the once flourishing business were all entrenched.
It may be recalled that Mr Teh had apologised to the customers who weren’t able to redeem their vouchers.
He had said that they tried getting in touch with many of their customers and ask them to redeem the vouchers before operations on its last outlet at VivoCity ceased to exist.
Now that M)phosis makes a re-entry Singaporeans would definitely like to rekindle the love for this fashion label as it makes it re-entry at the Century Square Mall.