TL;DR – Finally, not your typical neighbourhood mall.
The new SingPost Centre at Paya Lebar has opened its doors recently after two years of redevelopment. Touted as a one-stop lifestyle destination, it is more than just a post office. The five-storey mall houses up to 130 stores which includes leading brands in fashion, dining, entertainment, fitness and children’s enrichment.
If you haven’t already checked it out, here’s why you should.
1) Singapore’s largest post office
This 5,328 sq ft post office is our country’s largest and it features a heritage corner that traces Singapore’s 150 years of postal services. There is also SingPost’s flagship Philatelic Store, which offers the a wide range of philatelic products and limited edition collectors’ items.
2) All-laser Golden Village cineplex
The mall also has 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. The cineplex 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.
3) Not your usual NTUC FairPrice
Unlike your typical grocery store, there are a bunch of cool innovations at this supermarket to reduce the time spent on your grocery run. Besides a new mobile app that serves as a shopping assistant to help shoppers identify the shortest route to the product they are looking for, there is also an experiential corner where shoppers may try out new products using augmented and virtual reality. 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.
In this era of disruption, competition for this NTUC social enterprise does not just come from bricks-and-mortar competitors, but also from online models and even from overseas, so we see this as a signal that FairPrice is evolving itself to suit the changing social needs and consumers’ shopping habits.
4) Tanjong Pagar Railway Station themed food hall
For a touch of nostalgia, you might want to visit thematic food hall reminiscent of the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, named Platform M. This food hall features several dining 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.
5) UPOT from Taiwan
Who doesn’t love hotpot? Popular Taiwanese hotpot chain UPOT has opened its first overseas outlet here at SingPost Centre.
6) Gong Cha
Opening Dec 2017. ‘Nuff said.