Friday, March 25, 2011

Jurong Point

Jurong Point (Chinese: 裕廊坊) is a suburban shopping mall located in Jurong West, Singapore. 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.

1st Extension
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.

2nd Extension
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.

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Information from Wikipedia

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