SINGAPORE - Sengkang's Compass One mall officially opened on Tuesday (Sept 27) after a major year-long upgrade.
Previously called Compass Point, the mall now includes 50 new retailers, including IT store Challenger, optical shop Owndays and eateries Royal London Duck and Paradise Hotpot. There is also a new wet and dry children's playground.
Long-time tenants like Cold Storage, Kiddy Palace and Royal Sporting House are also back. The mall opened its doors on Sept 1.
Mayor for the North East District Teo Ser Luck, who attended the opening, said: "The mall is an important focus for the community and has contributed to the development of the community over the years. I am delighted it has been upgraded and re-opened to complement other amenities in the area."
Chief executive of mall owner M&G Real Estate Asia Ng Chiang Ling said that the "substantial investment" made to refurbish and upgrade the mall demonstrated the company's long-term confidence in Sengkang.
The mall serves more than 260,000 people, mainly from Sengkang, Punggol and Hougang. Ms Ng said that new features like the playground, a nursing room and more eateries were introduced to cater to the needs of the community, which includes young families, who may eat out frequently.
"The mall is already 12 years old. It was built for the needs of its time. We knew that if we wanted to keep the mall serving the community, we had to do something about it, " Ms Ng said.