Bedok Mall to welcome shoppers on 3 December
Mall 100% leased
- Singapore’s one-and-only artisanal Christmas tree, and Christmas activities to mark mall’s opening
Singapore – Christmas celebrations at Bedok this year will be merrier with the addition of a new neighbour. Bedok Mall (勿洛广场), the first major shopping mall in Bedok located right in the heart of the town centre, will be welcoming shoppers on 3 December 2013 with a series of festive promotions and activities.
The 220,000-square foot mall – about the size of Junction 8 – has about 200 shops spread across three floors from Basement 2 to Level 1. All units have been leased ahead of the mall’s opening.
Basement 2 of the mall will house everyday essentials, including FairPrice Finest, Popular, Home-Fix, Japan Home, Guardian and Watsons. This level has also assembled an array of quick bites to serve shoppers on the go, such as Gong Cha, Ho Kee Bao, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert, Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Smoothie King and Yoshinoya.
Located on Basement 1 will be a variety of lifestyle, apparel and family-trade retailers, including UNIQLO, Best Denki, Samsung, Sony Centre, Cotton On, Fox Kids & Baby, Kiddy Palace and The Travel Store. Level 1, positioned as the “chic avenue”, will bring together home-grown and international fashion and accessories labels, including Cache Cache, Charles & Keith, Dorothy Perkins, G2000, Levi’s, Net, Santorini and Wanko.
On top of these well-loved brands, Bedok Mall will be introducing a number of new concepts. These include Sembonia, the Malaysian purveyor of quality leather goods, which is opening its Singapore flagship store at the mall. Another new concept is women’s fashion store Roem, which specialises in romantic and feminine clothing inspired by Korean and European styles. Faces of Spade, a collaboration between homegrown fashion label Spade and trendy bag label Faces Places, will likewise make its market debut. Also new on the scene is Refresh Laser Clinic, an aesthetic clinic providing laser treatments and non-invasive clinical facials.
On the F&B front, Wingstop, a popular buffalo-style chicken wings franchise from the United States with over 580 outlets, will make its Asian debut. Guan Chee Hong Kong Roast, which started in a coffee shop and subsequently found success operating in food courts, will be opening its first stand-alone restaurant. Also operating its first stand-alone restaurant at Bedok Mall is Ottoman Kebab & Grill, which started as a food court stall offering Turkish-style kebabs and grilled meats.
Further tempting diners’ taste buds are Vietnamese restaurant Pho Street, which will serve Vietnamese street food with a focus on Southern Vietnamese fare; and Junshin Express, which will offer healthy fruit and vegetable sushi. Both are new-to-market brands.
Other new F&B concepts at Bedok Mall include: Greendot, which will serve a variety of meat-free fast food prepared in fusion style; Scallop-Q, a concept originating from Taiwan which will dish up Hokkaido fresh scallops grilled in a special sauce; and Paik’s Bibimbap, a Korean fast food concept selling healthy bibimbap and bibim noodles by renowned celebrity chef Jang Wan Paik – who was also behind the successful Korean BBQ chain BORNGA.
These F&B new entrants add on to an extensive list of established restaurants setting up shop at Bedok Mall, including Canton Paradise, C-Jade HK Café, Dian Xiao Er, Din Tai Fung, Itacho Sushi, McDonald’s, Menya Musashi Takatora, Pizza Hut, Pepper Lunch, Poulet, Ramen Play, Starbucks, Swenson’s, Tim Ho Wan and Thai Express.
Mr Kevin Siew, Development Manager of Bedok Mall, said, “After two years in the making, we are excited to unveil Bedok Mall on 3 December in time to celebrate this Christmas with our shoppers. Bedok Mall’s positioning is built on 3 ‘C’s, namely ‘choice’, ‘convenience’ and ‘connectivity’. With the mall’s extensive offerings, prime location in the heart of Bedok Town Centre, as well as excellent connectivity to the major transport nodes and the rest of the neighbourhood, we are confident that in time, Bedok Mall will become the heart of the Bedok estate.”
Welcoming shoppers with a series of Christmas-themed opening specials
From 3 December, Bedok Mall will be bringing Christmas cheer to Bedok estate with an artisanal Christmas tree, as well as a series of themed performances and activities.
Welcoming shoppers at the mall’s Basement 2 atrium is a one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly Christmas tree crafted from some 2,000 recycled plastic milk bottles. Designed and made by Los Angeles-based artist Steve Schmidt, the 4-metre tree lit with energy-saving LED lights underscores the commitment of the mall – which is a recipient of the Building & Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum Award 2012 – towards green building design and practices.
Further revving up the festive mood at Bedok Mall are entertaining bubble performances by Santarinas, free lollipops and popcorn from roving fairies and amazing contortionist acts by acrobats dressed as elves. Shoppers can also get to meet Santa Claus the jolly man himself from 16 to 25 December, and experience Christmas “snow” magic from 13 to 25 December. The mall has also lined up special treats for its young shoppers, including free balloon giveaways during selected weekends, a meet-and-greet session with superhero Batman on 8 December and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald on 14 December.
In addition, shoppers stand to win $100,000 worth of prizes by taking part in the CAPITASTAR Star Shower game (www.winwithcapitastar.sg). To encourage shoppers to reduce their carbon footprint, CAPITASTAR members who take public transport to the mall stand to receive bonus STAR$ under the mall’s Ride and Redeem promotion. Also up for grabs are limited quantities of umbrellas, Christmas gift wrapper & sticker sets and CapitaVouchers. Topping off the series of promotions is the 1,000-minute Late Night Extravaganza taking place on 21 December, when the mall will extend its hours till 2.40am and give away $30,000 worth of CapitaVouchers to lucky shoppers.