SINGAPORE - A new mall set to open in Singapore's north-east in November will house the area's first cinema and aims to cater to young families.
The four-storey Seletar Mall, a joint venture between media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and United Engineers Developments, also has two basement levels of retail.
A ceremony to mark the completion of construction was held at the development yesterday.
The mall along Sengkang West Avenue has a gross floor area of 284,000 sq ft and net lettable area of 188,000 sq ft, and is now more than 90 per cent leased.
Major tenants will include Japanese casual clothing company Uniqlo, department store BHG and fitness centre Amore Fitness, while FairPrice Finest, Shaw Theatres and Foodfare will be anchor tenants.
The mall aims to draw residents from Sengkang, Hougang, Punggol, Seletar and Ang Mo Kio, who are mainly young couples and parents with young children, SPH said in a statement yesterday.
It will feature tuition and learning centres offering enrichment courses ranging from languages to art and music.
Some of these tenants include Mavis Tutorial Centre, Mind Stretcher, Vienna Music School, Hi Art, and Han Language Centre.
Popular Bookstore and Mothercare, a newborn and parenting product retail specialist, will be tenants too.
Parents will also be able to shop for baby necessities and educational toys from Lamkins, 1010 Mother and Child Essentials, and BB Spa, while their children enjoy the Hokey Pokey indoor playground.
Tenants said they are eager to tap a new group of customers in the area.
"The Seletar Mall houses our first Amore Fitness and Boutique Spa outlet in the north-east region," said Ms Jasmine Teo, the chief operating officer and founder of Amore Fitness. "It is definitely an added convenience. Our members and all of us at Amore Fitness are very excited."
Dr Lee Boon Yang, chairman of SPH, said: "When Seletar Mall opens for business at the end of this year, it will cater to the needs of residents in the vicinity as a family-oriented shopping mall. We will provide a great retail mix and an enjoyable shopping experience."
The media group's other retail assets are Paragon and The Clementi Mall.
This article was first published on July 26, 2014.
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