Clementi's First Full-fledged Mall Officially Opens (ST)
At 2.30pm yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Swee Say and Singapore Press Holdings chairman Tony Tan beat a drum to officially open The Clementi Mall.
The five-storey retail mall is a joint venture between Times Properties, a subsidiary of SPH, NTUC FairPrice Cooperative and NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative.
Mr Lim is also NTUC secretary-general.
The 290,000 sq ft mall, with two basements, is the first full-fledged mall to open in the Clementi area and is part of the first mixed-use development built by the Housing Board. Besides the retail podium, it houses two residential blocks of 388 units and the West Coast Town Council (Clementi Office).
The mall has 135 shops, including 16 restaurants and cafes, and boasts anchor tenants such as FairPrice Finest, Popular Bookstore and Clementi Public Library.
Visitors will also have access to an air-conditioned bus interchange at Level 1 when it opens in the middle of this year.
Since tenants began operations in January, the mall has drawn customers from the Clementi, West Coast and Holland-Bukit Timah areas.
Said Dr Tan: 'Although SPH's core business remains in print, we are encouraged by the success of our property ventures. We are confident that The Clementi Mall will deliver positive results.'