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Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« on: December 10, 2015, 16:18 »
http://www.straitstimes.com/business/property/funan-digitallife-mall-to-be-redeveloped-6-things-about-the-iconic-it-mall

Sim Lim Square will get a reprieve... it's been quiet there for a while..
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 16:48 »
My excuses to visit Adelphi just became less


SINGAPORE: Funan DigitaLife Mall on North Bridge Road - a shopping centre primarily known for shops selling computers and other electronic gadgets - will be closed from the third quarter of 2016, to be redeveloped into a "creative hub".
[/size]The mall will be closed for about three years, said CapitaLand Mall Trust Management in a press release on Thursday (Dec 10).[/color]
[/size]The real estate investment trust had hinted at such a move in July, when it suggested the mall could be sold or redeveloped.[/size]
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 17:10 »
They should first fix the stinking exhaust from a basement food court of a particular country outside Peninsula Plaza.

Aldephi next?  A lot of buzz to redevelop it to go upmarket.
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 17:13 »
Maybe that's why Laser Flair had their closing sale.. Wise move..
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 17:15 »
Wa 3 yrs reno wonder what cAp mall hv in mind.

I use to walk there to kill sometime before fetching empress.
Next yr must think of alternative place.

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 17:43 »
Strolling there on a saturday afternoon to want waste time before heading to Substation for Gig also feels like a boring place but it's just for the sake of enjoying the air-con there first before sweating all out.

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 18:55 »
Wow, I thought TK Photo just got their new unit and renovated.
What a waste of money, and where are all those shops going to go?

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 18:58 »
Wow, I thought TK Photo just got their new unit and renovated.
What a waste of money, and where are all those shops going to go?

Maybe Aldephi.
Wonder where Challenger going.

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 19:04 »
Likely to be relocated into nearest CapitaLand mall.


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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2015, 19:53 »
Likely to be relocated into nearest CapitaLand mall.


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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2015, 19:56 »
I think they mentioned not going to more anywhere, so flagship store will close down for good

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2015, 20:04 »
Wow, I thought TK Photo just got their new unit and renovated.
What a waste of money, and where are all those shops going to go?
I bet someone knew...and kept mum.. I wonder how many shops did their reno without knowing..
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2015, 23:07 »
like that Funan stalls will start lei long soon

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2015, 23:58 »
I bet someone knew...and kept mum.. I wonder how many shops did their reno without knowing..

Yah, according to the news, the shop owners only knew about it from the press release.
Must be a sh!tty feeling for most of them, especially the likes of TK who have only reached this level after so long and have expanded into more shops.

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 00:01 »
Only anchor tenants will get heads up, the rest I doubt so.


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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2015, 00:04 »
if leases are not extended past the final date then nothing anyone can do I would say. those that might have extended leases maybe get paid out / compensated I suppose. shame tho for those not in a position to restart elsewhere. Hard enough with margins as low as they are to make it there anyway as Im sure rents not cheap. I do less and PC stuff these days anyway. can always source online as noted by others - just have to factor convenience of immediate product verses waiting for delivery via post/couriers etc
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2015, 19:58 »
Checkout article in St life today.  Got a picture of Kurt Cobain flipping records in Funan Da Da records

www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/finding-love-and-growing-up-in-funan

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2016, 06:55 »
Some of the shops will cease operations in May,then reopen in Sim Lim in July..
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2018, 21:23 »
https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/new-funan-mall-to-get-24-hour-drive-through-for-shoppers-to-pick-up-items

SINGAPORE - Drive-throughs are a common sight at fast-food joints and car washes, but come next year, the new Funan mall in North Bridge Road will also be providing a 24-hour service where you can drive up and collect items you have bought.

This "click and collect" system lets people pick up their online and in-store purchases through their car windows the way they would a fast-food meal - part of Funan's push to become "Singapore's first online and offline shopping mall".

Shoppers need only flash a QR code on their phones in front of a scanner for a robotic arm to retrieve the items for them.

The mall - formerly Funan DigitaLife Mall, which closed in July 2016 - is part of the upcoming Funan integrated development due to open in the civic and cultural district in the third quarter of next year.

The 887,000 sq ft development, owned by CapitaLand Mall Trust and managed by CapitaLand, will also feature co-living serviced apartments and two grade A office blocks.

It will be connected to the City Hall MRT station by an underpass.

Golden Village cinemas, foodcourt Kopitiam, rock climbing gym Climb Central, theatre company Wild Rice, jeweller Carrie K, supermarket FairPrice Finest and computer store Newstead Technologies, among others, have reserved units at the mall.

Aside from the "click and collect" drive-through, shoppers can expect other high-tech features at the new mall.

They can use the CapitaStar app, for instance, to sign up for craft workshops, book tickets to a performance, reserve parking spaces and pay their parking fees.

At certain stores, automated guided vehicles will pick up shoppers' purchases on request, before storing the items at one of 100 click-and-collect lockers in Basement 2.

The shoppers can either walk down to the basement to collect their shopping bags from these lockers or pick them up via the 24-hour drive-through.

These two options are also available when customers want to collect items bought online.

To better understand people's shopping habits and preferences, the mall will study transaction data from in-store smart terminals, as well as footage from closed-circuit television cameras outside stores which will track footfall and shopper demographics.

Mr Wilson Tan, CapitaLand Retail's chief executive, said: "As smartphones change the way people shop and socialise, the design and operations of retail space must be reimagined to meet changing consumer expectations for an integrated online and offline experience."

Mr Tony Tan, CapitaLand Mall Trust Management's chief executive, said the mall's "omni-channel retail infrastructure" will attract tenants "who are able to adapt to and excel in this fast-changing retail landscape".
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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2018, 21:24 »
The new Funan mall is part of the upcoming Funan integrated development due to open in the civic and cultural district in the third quarter of 2019
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 18:32 »
Finally...the new Funan Mall is going to open to the public in the 2nd Qtr of this year. I'm looking forward to the hands-free shopping concept...based on the Youtube clip below, it looks really high-tech and cool.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0ph4ZL75L8c[/url]&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0ph4ZL75L8c[/url]&fs=1</a>

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 14:27 »
Looks interesting but the video didn't link properly. Parking likely to be expensive.
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2019, 21:10 »
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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2019, 21:28 »
LED lights and cycling track... interesting, but is it enough to bring the crowds back?
I rather have good prices.
Now that Sim Lim is going en bloc, that's good news for them.
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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2019, 09:16 »


The new facade - from my car dashboard view yesterday...Opening end of this month...



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« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2019, 10:11 »
The new facade - from my car dashboard view yesterday...Opening end of this month...

You must be on way home after Adelphi... lol!!


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« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2019, 10:51 »
You must be on way home after Adelphi... lol!!



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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 09:47 »
I don’t like the new dark and creepy funan.

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2019, 10:13 »
Totally lost the initial spirit of I.T. hub of old FUNAN ley...
lvl B1, NTUC and Jiaks
lvl 1, Fashion and Apparels
lvl 2, Fashion and Jiaks
lvl 3, whole floor of electronics and I.Ts but lesser options and comparisons, all highly priced
lvl 4, Jiaks again 
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SimLim more anneh shops more better... have competitions and choices!

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2019, 10:16 »
....but Sim Lim is also going.....

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Re: Funan Centre to close for renovations in 2016
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2019, 17:43 »
It’s hard for brick and mortar shops to survive given the kind of competition they face from online stores. The margins aren’t great ..
Previously there was an Audio store in Sim Lim called Merdeka and there were good computer stores on Funan, but if rentals are high, these shops may get squeezed out and have to find another home in the suburbs..
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2019, 18:34 »
Computer shops no need brick and mortar. Just go online. Win win for both the business and consumer.

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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2019, 01:04 »
Totally lost the initial spirit of I.T. hub of old FUNAN ley...
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