4 shopping malls in S'pore that got major renovations & extensions in 2018

Time to check them out again.

Darryl Laiu | July 27, 2018, 10:10 AM

They say retail is dying.

But that didn't stop these four malls — Century Square, Downtown East, Northpoint City, and VivoCity — from becoming bigger. And perhaps better.

Check out what these four malls have to offer, ranging from food to retail.

1. Century Square

On June 6 2018, Century Square completed its nine-month long, S$60 million overhaul:

The revamp saw a new facade and interior design for the building, as well as the addition of more than 50 percent new tenants.

Things to look out for


  • Kitchenware retailer and lifestyle store ToTT (Tools of the Trade)
  • American footwear Foot Locker
  • 24-hour gym Gymmboxx
  • Homegrown fashion label M)phosis 


  • Popular Chinese hotpot restaurant Hai Di Lao
  • Chicken rice chain Boon Tong Kee
  • Thai restaurant Nakhon Kitchen
  • A new concept by Eighteen Chefs called The Meathouse

2. Downtown East

Downtown East has completed its five-year long refurbishment.

Most recently, the Market Square has been added — a new extension that resulted in a 20 per cent increase in tenants.

Things to lookout for:


  • Japanese fashion label UNIQLO
  • Segway distributor Gogreen


  • Forest4 Darts Cafe (you can play darts there)
  • Popular korean tteokbokki restaurant Mukshidonna
  • Ice-edge cafe, known for their pizza, pasta and gelato
  • 24-hour Indian Muslim restaurant Flaming Spice

3. Northpoint City

Via NorthPoint City Facebook Page

Perhaps the key to changing people's impression of Yishun is an exciting shopping centre.

The existing Northpoint Shopping centre was integrated with a new south wing to create Northpoint City.

The revamp also saw the integration of Nee Soon Central community club and a 920-unit residence with the shopping centre.

What to look out for:

In both basement one and two of the south wing, you will be spoiled for choice if you're looking for something to eat.

Some of the eateries you will find there are:

  • Popular fruit vinegar tea shop from Taiwan, True Boss
  • Unice, which offers desserts ranging from Korean-style bingsu to milk tea and fruit tea.
  • Juewei, which sells Chinese mala flavoured snacks
  • Patbingsoo, which is known for their bingsu and Korean food
  • Korean fried chicken brand Bonchon
  • Pizza chain Pizza Maru
  • Gyoza specialist Gyoza-ya
  • Truffle ramen specialist Kanshoku Ramen
  • Halal-certified Teppan-Yaki
  • Chinese steamboat buffet Yi Qian Ling Yi Ye
  • Fat Papas burgers and shakes

The shopping centre also has three food courts: Bagus, Kopitiam and Malaysia Chiak.

This is in addition to a 33,000 sq ft Fairprice supermarket, right next to an existing Cold Storage.

4. VivoCity

As if it weren't big enough,  VivoCity now has a new 3,000 square metre extension in its basement that provides more retail options for shoppers.

The curation of shops in this extension focuses on lifestyle and "atheisure" brands (whatever that means), with a number of them opening their first outlets or flagship stores here.


What to look out for:

The basement will be home to 10 brands including:

  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Adidas Originals
  • The first FILA outlet in Singapore to house three of its sub-brands: FILA, FILA Kids and FILA Fusion
  • Football retailer Weston Corp
  • L.E. Underground (footwear brand) which will have a special section with limited edition models that are available exclusively at the VivoCity outlet
  • Chinese handphone and electronics Xiaomi
  • Spectacle Hut
  • Popular
  • The first outlet in Singapore for fashion line New Era

Top photo adapted from  VivoCity's Facebook page, Fraser Property Singapore