Tampines 1 will be officially opened to the public this Thursday which is tomorrow.
Here is a snippet from the press release:
Singapore, 6 April 2009 – Tampines 1, Singapore’s newest shopping destination is 100% leased out and will open its doors to the public on 9 April 2009 at 10.00am. The 260,000-square feet six-storey modernist mall will house 172 tenants. More than 75% of tenants will open for business on the first day, including key tenants Amore Living, Challenger, Topshop, Topman, Uniqlo, and new Japanese concept gourmet town Manpuku.
With Tampines 1 positioned as an iconic retail landmark for the young and savvy, other fashion stores opening for business on April 9 include Bossinistyle, Cache Cache, Diva, Dorothy Perkins, Mulana (new brand that will retail Korean contemporary hand crafted ladies apparel), numflipflops.com by Newurbanmale, Promod and Springfield.
The exciting lineup of fashion shops will include Singapore’s very own fashion stores such as Bus Stop, bYSI, Chameleon, Click!, Couple Lab, Dyel, Man Master, Maternity House, Mettalurgy, Mezzo Wear, Messy, Mitju, Natural Project, Net, New Maternity, Noda Shoe, Outfitter Girls, Petale Jewellery, Punk Star, Queen’s Avenue, Recoil, Runway 75, Secret Island by Sheer Romance, Silver Corner, Trend Corner, Two Elements, Vogue and Zeal.
Sports and Casual wear brands with shops at the new mall include Adidas, Puma, Kappa, Fila, Running Lab, Sportslink, World of Sports and New Balance, all located on the 3rd level of Tampines 1, making it a mini sports retail haven for shoppers.
Jewellery shops at the mall include I’NOVA by Citigems, Jewel Pavillion, Lee Hwa Galleria and TianPo.
F&B tenants opening on the first day include Bakerzin, Frolick, Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant, Max Sandwich Grill and Creamery (by Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group), Sake Inn, Secret Recipe, Subway, Yamazaki Boulangerie Chaude (by Sun Moulin, offering freshly baked English, Japanese and French breads and cakes).
Japanese Gourmet Town MANPUKU (the name means “full stomach” or “having eaten to one’s content”) will offer Japanese cuisine direct from the traditional establishments in Japan – Botejyu, Hokkyokusei and Toku Toku from Osaka, Yoshimi and Aoba from Hokkaido.
Celebrities who will be opening shops in the mall include Jeff Wang with a Taiwanese snack shop, Xiao Bar Wang, Shaun Chen with his optical shop, Monsoon Optics, Addy Lee, Mark Lee and Michelle Chia with their hair salon Twister.
Other familiar names that will have shops at Tampines 1 include key tenant Cold Storage, Mayer, Simmons, United Kids by Tom and Stephanie, Times Bookstores URBANWrite by Popular (trendy art paper and craft store), Velocity powered by City Chain, and one of Singapore’s leading travel agency, WTS Travel.
The mall will feature duplex stores for fashion brands Topshop and Topman, Esprit with its flagship store, and F&B tenants F.I.S.H by Fish & Co, Sushi Tei and Thai Express Bistro.
The mall will have a SISTIC counter at its Customer Service Centre and has full banking facilities by HSBC. Additional amenities available within the mall include handicapped toilets, nursing rooms, and Cash Card Top-Up Machines located at the Basement 2 carpark. The mall also offers loans for baby strollers, umbrellas and wheelchairs. Free wireless broadband access will also be available at Tampines 1.
The mall has 203 Basement parking spaces available and valet parking services will be available for visitors to Tampines 1 on Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays (10.00am to 11.00pm) and Fridays (5.00pm to 11.00pm). The valet parking fee is a flat rate of $5 where the cost includes full day parking fees. Shoppers will also get to enjoy a $1 rebate from their $5 valet parking fee when they spend a minimum of $50 in a single same-day receipt at Tampines 1.
The mall’s opening hours is from 10.00a.m to 10.00p.m. Operating hours for the carpark will be from 6.00am to 12.30am, with $0.50 parking fees per half hour for weekdays, $0.55 per half hour and subsequently $0.35 every 15 minutes after the first 2 hours for weekends and public holidays.
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