Singapore 

Sneak peek at the new Funan mall and what you can find in it, Singapore News

After three years of renovations costing $560 million, Funan mall at North Bridge Road is ready to greet visitors this June with a whole new, high-tech look. Formerly known as Funan DigitaLife Mall, the new Funan is touted to be Singapore’s first “online and offline mall”, and will reportedly be the first here to use facial recognition via a smart directory, to provide shoppers with customised recommendations. Here are some of the facilities, shops and restaurants in the mall, with activities that we expect to attract the young and savvy : The 25m-tall Tree…

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Singapore 

Singapore’s largest indoor mall playground to open at Marina Square, Singapore News

Parents of hard-to-handle children will be happy to know that there’ll soon be another souped up playground in town to let your kids run wild. Kiztopia, marketed as Singapore’s largest edutainment playground in a shopping mall, will be opening its doors on June 15 at Marina Square.  The mall is already home to another popular kids’ playground, Pororopark. So how does it compare? Based on information that’s been released to the media, Kiztopia boasts a whopping 18 different play areas, including an indoor driving school, role-play rooms, a ‘ninja warrior’ course and even ‘augmented…

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Singapore 

Singapore’s largest indoor playground located in a mall to open at Marina Square, Singapore News

Parents of hard-to-handle children will be happy to know that there’ll soon be another souped up playground in town to let your kids run wild. Kiztopia, marketed as Singapore’s largest edutainment playground in a shopping mall, will be opening its doors on June 15 at Marina Square.  The mall is already home to another popular kids’ playground, Pororopark. So how does it compare? Based on information that’s been released to the media, Kiztopia boasts a whopping 18 different play areas, including an indoor driving school, role-play rooms, a ‘ninja warrior’ course and even ‘augmented…

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Home 

Hong Kong’s mall landlords mix gaming, golf and fashion with retailing as they search for oomph to hang on to return shoppers

The landlords of Hong Kong’s shopping centres are combining entertainment with retailing to turn many of the city’s malls into lifestyle destinations, a strategy for hanging on to returning customers as they compete with the increasing popularity of e-commerce.At least three malls in Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui are offering activities such as e-sports, mini golf, indoor family entertainment along with their main retail offerings of shoes, apparels and toys.“The retail market is… Source link

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Singapore 

The new Funan Mall is on track for its slated opening in Q2 2019, Singapore, Digital News

The new Funan Mall has just obtained its TOP (Temporary Occupancy Permit) and slated to open its doors by Q2 this year. The new Funan Mall has a total floor area of 887,000 square feet, which is about 85% larger than its predecessor Funan DigitaLife Mall. The revamped mall will include office blocks that will house tenants that include established MNCs and co-working office space for the new age workforce. Access to office space will be controlled by facial recognition technology so tenants can say goodbye to cumbersome access cards. There will also…

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Ecommerce 

Alibaba’s online mall chief wants to double sales in three years by selling more American cherries and Australian baby formula

One of Jack Ma’s closest lieutenants just laid down a plethora of ambitious goals for Alibaba Group.Jiang Fan, who runs the company’s two biggest e-commerce businesses, wants to double transaction volumes on its Tmall service in three years. Alibaba does not disclose dealings over the platform, which helps brands and companies sell goods to 600 million-plus buyers, but it is one of the single largest online retailers in China’s US$1 trillion e-commerce arena.China’s largest company, which also… Source link

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China 

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and Chinese mall operator Grandjoy to kick off China’s first listed real estate trust

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and its long-term Chinese ally, the mall operator Grandjoy Holdings Group, have been selected for a pilot programme that will allow individual Chinese investors to buy shares in rent-yielding properties for the first time.Grandjoy, the property arm of state-owned conglomerate Cofco, was picked by the securities regulator as one of several firms to try China’s first publicly listed real estate investment trust (Reit), its chief financial officer, Xu Hanping,… Source link

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Singapore 

50 vehicles stuck in Bedok Mall for up to an hour due to carpark gantry fault, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – About 50 vehicles were stuck in Bedok Mall for up to an hour on Sunday evening (April 14) as its carpark gantry barrier would not lift to allow motorists to leave. The incident happened about 6.20pm due to a fault in the carpark’s gantry system, the mall told The Straits Times on Monday. Apologising to affected shoppers, Bedok Mall centre manager Lun Hwee Hsien said that the barrier was raised from 7.20pm to allow vehicles to exit while the gantry was being repaired. The carpark’s normal operations resumed…

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Singapore 

Stroller wheels likely culprit behind collapse of Tampines 1 escalator steps, says mall, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The steps of an escalator in Tampines 1 mall, which collapsed last Saturday evening (April 13) while four people were riding on it, were likely dislodged by the wheels of a stroller. Ms Maggie Chua, the mall’s general manager, told The Straits Times on Monday that the shopping centre’s management reviewed the closed-circuit television footage (CCTV), which showed that an unfolded stroller was on the escalator when the incident happened at about 9.40pm. “Wheels on a stroller may jam escalator steps, causing dislodgement and triggering the escalator to…

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Singapore 

Shoppers shocked as lower steps of moving escalator collapse at Tampines 1 mall, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Shoppers at a mall in Tampines were shocked when the bottom steps of a moving escalator collapsed on Saturday evening (April 13). Four people had just boarded the escalator at Tampines 1 mall when the incident occurred, Shin Min Daily News reported. The Straits Times understands that no one was injured and that the area has been cordoned off. The incident occurred at about 9pm at an escalator descending from the third to the second floor of the mall, Shin Min reported. A nearby tenant told the Chinese-language…

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