The mall will be closed for upgrades in March:
A thoroughly redundant mall to begin with if you ask me.
Sweet Jesus what a fucking surprise. SO NOT.
Before I12 Shopping Mall was developed, the site was occupied by the famous Joo Chiat wet market in the early 80's.
Next to the wet market was the Joo Chiat Police Station which is presently occupied by the Indigo & Holiday Express Hotels.
Right next to the police station stood the famous Roxy cinema.
Until the late 70's Katong had three cinemas; namely Roxy, Palace & Odeon Katong.
Had lots of fond memories from those days.
The mall's owners should consider allowing some massage parlors to set up shop, confirm plus chop they will huat big big again!
Okay so it is empty, then again is there a need to resort to embedding a vulgarity in the thread title?
i12 Katong along East Coast Road temporarily closed in early 2020 for major asset enhancement works.
The 210,000-square foot mall is set to reopen in the fourth quarter of 2021, after almost close to two years of works.
Shoppers can look forward to new tenants, such as climbing gym Climb Asia, PS Café, and bubble tea shop Signature KOI in addition to pre-existing anchor tenants.
New & old tenants
Anchor tenants CS Fresh, Golden Village (GV), United World Preschool and Wine Connection will be returning.
In addition to the popular Gold Class theatre, GV Katong will be the first GV cinema to offer a new integrated concept where people can watch a movie and enjoy other lifestyle activities.
New tenants such as Climb Asia, Guzman Y Gomez, Kindermusik With Love Studios, Malaysia Boleh, PS Café, Signature KOI, We are Sultans and Scoop Wholefoods will move into the revamped mall.
The main atrium will be expanded and relocated from level 2 to level 1.
Public areas and amenities spruced up include the addition of escalators and lifts and the enhancement of the glass façade.
Energy-efficient designs, technologies and environmentally sustainable management systems, such as electric vehicle charging points at the car park will also be incorporated.
Three new specially-curated zones, namely Fashion Lifestyle, Home and Living, and Family Entertainment, will be included. More information about the zones will be released at a later date.
Before the revamp, i12 Katong was a popular retail venue for Marine Parade residents when it opened in late 2011, but its initial layout was too economical and tight.
The mall is sited at a junction with bad fengshui; it will most likely fail yet again.
I am rather bemused by GV's obstinance to stay put - it could have reopened elsewhere and probably enjoy far greater patronage. Besides, it already operates two other cineplexes in the east at Djitsun Mall and SingPost Centre.