The Straits Times
Published on Jan 12, 2013

Shoppers drawn to revamped Chinatown Point


More than 12 months and some $90 million later, the once drab and dreary Chinatown Point is back in business, complete with a major supermarket and snazzy new features.

Located at the junction of New Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street, the 20-year-old mall has been open for about six weeks since a soft launch, following a major facelift.

New features at the revamped mall include a dome-shaped ceiling, carpeting on some levels and a giant LED screen outside one of the entrances. The mall will be fully operational by the second quarter of 2013, and will also include a 1,000 sq m National Library branch, as well as more than 170 shops spread out over five floors.

A spokesman for Perennial (Singapore) Retail Management, which runs the mall, says it hopes to attract around 18 million shoppers in its first year of operations. Perennial Chinatown Point purchased the mall for $250 million from City Developments in 2010.