Shopping @ Katong

Shopping is hip in Katong. Don’t need to dress up elaborately as if you are to shop in Orchard. Here are shops aplenty in your casual and smart casual wear. From the evergreen of Parkway Parade to the new mall of i12 Katong mall, Katong is home to some of the most notable shopping belts in the east. Niche malls like Leisure Park and neighborhood shopping centers like Roxy Square, Katong Shopping Centre, and East Coast Shophouses provide via ours options as well. One value-add for guys is you can get a haircut with wash option for $16 or lesser in a hair salon.

Parkway Parade (Chinese: 百汇广场; pinyin: Bǎihuì Guǎngchǎng) is a suburban shopping centre in Marine Parade, Singapore. Opened on March 9, 1984, it has a 17-floor office tower and a seven-storey shopping mall with a basement. Developed by Parkway Holdings, the company sold the building away in 2000 to Asia Pacific Investment Company and is managed by Lend Lease. The mall commenced its makeover in March 2002 and was completed in two phases. The first phase included a new tenant mix, to reflect the positioning of the mall. This included anchor tenant, Giant on the third floor. The mall’s second phase was completed in November 2003, with a brand-new and expanded food court and an alfresco-dining area on the first floor. It also included the completion of the ‘Waterfall’ leisure and dining precinct with one of the country’s tallest glass waterfall, a water play area, six food and beverage kiosks and a restaurant. The mall was fully renovated in November 2003.

Further facelifts were done to mall’s exterior featuring an expanded alfresco-dining to the first floor in 2011, with the removal of the ‘Waterfall’ leisure feature and repositioning of the entrance area. Completed in late 2012, the new alfresco-dining area houses around 10 new tenants to the expansion.

112 Katong, formerly Katong Mall, is a 7 storey shopping mall in the east of Singapore located at the intersection of East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road. The mall opened on 18 November 2011.

Pua Seck Guan, former chief executive of CapitaLand Retail, bought over Katong Mall in a $247.55 million deal. A private trust called Perennial Katong Retail Trust was subsequently formed to buy the mall from Tuan Sing Holdings’ Golden Cape Investment. The trust’s investors included corporate and institutional investors and Pua.

The total re-development cost of the project is estimated to be S$60 million. The mall is re-developed based on Peranakan concepts. Golden Village Katong is also designed based on Peranakan themes.

112 Katong housed high-end Danish furniture store BoConcept after it relocated from Devonshire Road. Cortina Watch which previously has only downtown outlets became the first luxury-watch retailer to have a presence in a suburban mall.

Katong Shopping Centre (Chinese: 加东购物中心) is a shopping mall located along Mountbatten Road in Singapore. Established in 1971 and opened to the public in 1973, it is the first air-conditioned mall in Singapore. Katong Shopping Centre is situated around Odeon Theater, Church of the Holy Family, and Roxy Square, as well as several hotels, such as Paramount Hotel and the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel. The aging mall was once home to mostly textile, shoe and food outlets, and now houses a large number of services which include tailoring, photocopying/printing and several employment agencies.

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