SINGAPORE - After 11 months of upgrading works, heartland mall Compass One in Sengkang will open its doors to the public again in September.
The mall's tenant mix will include more than 50 new retailers, as well as returning anchor tenants Cold Storage, Sengkang Public Library and Kopitiam, its owner M&G Real Estate said in a press release on Thursday (July 28).
To mark its reopening, Compass One will run an array of promotions and host games booths and in-mall performances for shoppers.
M&G said 95 per cent of the mall's retail space has been leased, with tenants moving in last month.
New tenants include IT store Challenger, optical shop Owndays and eateries Royal London Duck and Paradise Hotpot, which will complement long-term tenants such as Popular, Royal Sporting House, POSB and Pizza Hut.
Compass One's centre general manager Sharon Tan said: "The reopening is going to be an exciting experience for shoppers who will enjoy improved family friendly space with better access for the elderly and physically challenged, and increased education facilities."
The highlight of the mall will be a bigger library spread over two floors, while there will also be improved amenities such as larger common areas and a children's playground.
Sengkang residents whom The Straits Times spoke to welcomed the mall's imminent reopening.
Mr Gary Woo, 30, an assistant manager at the People's Association, said it was nice the mall had managed to stick to its scheduled reopening.
"I've been visiting Seletar Mall for my shopping needs but Compass One is much nearer and will be more convenient," he said.
"There's still no cinema like many Sengkang residents were hoping for, but at least we have our own mall back."
Formerly named Compass Point under Frasers Centrepoint when it opened in 2002, the mall was renamed 1 Sengkang Mall last December following a social media contest - a choice that drew flak online for its lack of originality.
M&G, which took full ownership of the mall in February, subsequently renamed it Compass One.
It cited feedback from customers who "missed the old name and want it back".