Woodlands MRT retail & F&B space opens, a collaboration with East Japan Railway Company

Spanking new.

Mandy How | July 01, 2022, 04:43 PM

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Woodlands MRT station has a new retail space.

Photo via SMRT

Called [email protected], the stretch is located in the station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

It consists of 20 new tenants across F&B, retail, health, and lifestyle services.

The joint venture is managed by three parties, Stellar SG-JP Retail:

  • Stellar Lifestyle, the business arm of SMRT,
  • JR East Business Development SEA, a subsidiary of East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and
  • NTUC FairPrice.

Familiar names include convenience stall Cheers, supermarket Ace Signature, KOI The, Swee Heng 1989 Express, Killiney, Nail Palace, and K Cuts.

For more F&B options, take a gander and you'll find:

  • On’Lee Artisan Bakery
  • Bubble tea brand Wanted T
  • Coconut beverages by Cocolemon
  • Coffee/dessert takeaway spot Parched by Parchmen
  • [email protected] MRT

Photo via SMRT

Photo via SMRT

Photo via TB Foo/Google Maps

Staytion, a co-working space, also occupies four units in the area.

Community space

Look out for a public piano, donated by Yamaha Music and decorated by Republic Polytechnic students.

Photo via On'Lee Artisan Bakery/Facebook

As part of community pop-ups in the space, an educational showcase and shopping experience aim to bring the concept of zero food waste closer to commuters.

An example of the shopping experience. Photo via treatsure/Facebook

Japan's largest train operator

Overall, Stellar SG-JP Retail will operate 4,000 square metres of retail and F&B spaces throughout TEL.

This was previously reported as occupying 27 of the 32 stations on the MRT line.

The move is part of JR East's overseas business expansion into retail spaces.

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Top image via SMRT, On'Lee Artisan Bakery/Facebook