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New-look Suntec City starts drawing crowds

Sales up at reopened sections; $410m makeover in final phase

Published on Aug 22, 2014 10:38 AM
The basement of Suntec City Mall near the Fountain of Wealth was packed on Sunday. Tenants say consumer traffic has improved since the section reopened last year. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Business has picked up for several restaurants and shops at Suntec City, as its $410 million makeover enters the final phase of a 21/2 year revamp.

Sales for eight eateries and stores in the mall's new West Atrium and near the Fountain of Wealth have risen by about 10 per cent to 20 per cent in the first half of the year.

Among them are mid-range Western restaurants Peperoni Pizzeria and L'Entrecote, and Muthu's Curry, an old-timer at the mall since 2006.

Said Muthu's Curry's director of operations, Mr Srinivasan Ayyakkannu, 36: "We suffered a massive drop in sales of about 35 per cent during the six-month renovation period from end 2012 to May last year. But our customers have certainly increased now.

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