Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jurong Point

It is situated next to Boon Lay MRT Station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange. The shopping centre features more than 450 shops, making it the largest suburban mall in Singapore, a record previously held by VivoCity which had at least 335 shops.
Jurong Point first opened its doors on 5 December 1995 with 95 retailers including Courts, NTUC FairPrice, Kopitiam, Old Chang Kee and Soo Kee Jewellery, all of which were setting up shop within a mall environment for the first time and have not moved out since then.
There has been 2 expansions in jurong point. The first one was in 1998, an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of space was successfully secured for the first extension of Jurong Point, which opened on 2 December 2000. Jurong Point was enlarged to 450,000 square feet (42,000 m2) in JP1 during this extension.
[from wikipedia] Jurong point after 1st expansion

Recently in 2008, it was further enlarged to 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2), with the addition of JP2, a new wing. After its 2nd expansion, it houses 10 thematic retail zones with additional anchors such as Yue Hwa Chinese Products, FairPrice Xtra and Harris Bookstore. With the addition of JP2, parking lots significantly increased from 415 to 1467. Shopping traffic at JP1 and JP2 total up to more than 3 million shoppers a month and crowded every weekend. In addition, a condominium, called "The Centris", was built at levels 5 to 16 of JP2 in the 2nd expansion. It has a total of 610 units, all of which are fully sold.
The old bus interchange has turned into the new extension building of Jurong Point. The new Boon Lay Bus Interchange is fully air-conditioned and has 60 bus bays with escalators linking from JP2 Level 3
[From wikipedia] the new building of jurong point

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