Updated: Jan 4
Century Square @ Tampines central underwent its first major overhaul late last year after more than two decades of operation, and reopened on 6 June 2018 to the general public. Managed by AsiaMalls, majority of the 136 leased shop units have commenced business, the remaining tenants expected to open from end June to end August.
Anchor tenants include Mahota Market, a grocery facility at basement 1 which replaces a previous edition of NTUC Fairprice Finest (it also has another outlet Mahota Commune located at Kitchener Complex near Lavender MRT station), enrichment centre The Learning Lab at L3, ToTT (selling exclusive cooking, baking and hosting-related merchandise ) at L2, 24-hour gym operator GymmBoxx at L3, arcade cum amusement hub Virtualand alongside Filmgarde Cineplex (taking over the premises vacated by Shaw Cineplex) at L5.
Home grown fashion label M)phosis gets relaunched after its high profile trademark acquisition by local apparel brand Decks; American sportswear and footwear retailer Foot Locker (L1 near rear exit), botanical beauty experts Yves Rocher and enduring TCM establishment Kin Teck Tong have also set up shop in the newly refurbished mall. Some additional interesting concepts which have popped up: Buttercup By Addiction (Nail Art Printing), The Grey Space (minimalist handbags and accessories) and Ecok Charcoal House ( bamboo charcoal products).
A considerably large assortment of F&B operators entirely new to the mall add excitement and variety to the overall culinary heartbeat, with some opening their very first outlet in a shopping centre ( chicken rice chain Boon Tong Kee, dumpling stall Kim Choo Kueh Chang, and Thai restaurant Nakhon Kitchen) or within the country (Seoul In a Sandwich, Khun Thai Tea which sells its signature Thai ice black tea and Cheese Addiction - a takeaway kiosk specializing in melted cheese dishes).
A handful of eateries have returned as well, such as Soup Restaurant, Men Men Don Don and Ya Kun Kaya Toast. The Food Market by Food Junction (previously known as Food Junction) embraces the open kitchen concept, where fresh produce and ingredients are chosen by the discerning patron and subsequently cooked on the spot. Other notable entrants include Pizza Express, FatPapas Burgers and Shakes, Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, The Meathouse By 18 Chefs, Maki-San, Twelve Cupcakes, Mr YouTiao, Stanley Gourmet, Lao Huo Tang, Hey Long Cha, Gongcha, Simply Wrapps, Texas Chicken, Ayam Penyet President, The JellyHearts and Pâtisserie Glacé.
Aside from a completely new facade and spatially enhanced interiors (from 199,000 sq ft to 210,000 sq ft), shoppers can also expect to be pampered by a slew of amenities and features including complimentary WiFi, upgraded nursing rooms, bike stations with shower facilities, National Library Board's digital library service eReads and a roof terrace.
Special thanks to Hotels And Photos (www.hotelsandphotos.com) for assisting with the photography.