Suntec City reopens after year-long makeover
Offerings in first phase include high street fashion, upmarket Giant mart
The landmark Suntec City Mall reopened yesterday after completion of the first phase of a $410 million facelift that began just over a year ago.
The mall had been partially closed since June last year when owner Suntec Reit started the ambitious revamp that will eventually transform the complex 17 years after it first opened.
The makeover will eventually add about 980,000 sq ft of retail space and offer more than 400 shops and food and beverage outlets and a large cinema - making it the largest mall in the central city area.
Phase one, which has opened just in time for next week's Formula One Grand Prix, has involved adding more high street fashion labels such Uniqlo, H&M and Cotton On, and the upmarket Giant Hyperfresh supermarket - the first in the Marina Bay area.
RIVAL TO ORCHARD ROAD?
It is also expected to lead the way by synergising with the other malls in the vicinity to carve another full experience shopping precinct other than the traditional Orchard Road market.
- CBRE's director of retail services Letty Lee, on the growth of the Marina Bay shopping precinct.
- Phase one has been completed. More high-street fashion labels were introduced to the mall in this phase.
- Phase two is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year. This phase will see more entertainment offerings.
- Phase three is expected to be completed by the end of next year. There are plans to attract luxury brands for this phase.