By: Jiaqi Tay
Now, there is a new shopping mall made available to residents of Bedok, Simei and Tampines. This new shopping mall, recently opened on the Nov 4th, is called Changi City Point. The shopping mall is conveniently located right beside Expo Mrt station.
It is definitely something that many Bedok residents have waited a long time for. For many years, residents of Bedok would have to travel to Parkway Parade, Tampines or Simei where the nearest shopping malls could be found. Now, the new Changi City Point has what one would look for in a heartland mall.
Changi City Point is described as the “Garden City in the East” due to its inclusion of flora and fauna features around the mall. The shopping mall has a rooftop garden, “The Arena @ L3” houses and outdoor amphitheatre, playground and a tree-house trail for children.
Residents staying in the area are delighted to finally have a shopping mall in proximity.
Mdm Chong Yip Moi, 50, a retail assistant who has been staying in Bedok for over 25 years commented in Chinese: “It is definitely good that there is finally a shopping mall in the area. In the past if my family would like to go to a shopping mall to get some shopping done, we would have to make a trip down to Tampines. It is much more convenient now that we have a shopping mall in the area.”
Changi City Point houses outlets such as the Espirit Outlet, Sasa, The Body Shop, G2000 outlet, Coldwear Outlet, Charles & Keith, Cold Storage and many more. Prior to the opening of Changi City Point, these stores could not be found in Bedok.
Apart from these outlets, Changi City Point also has outlets such as Gain City and Apple Concept Store.
Tay Guo Yiang, 24, undergraduate is pleased to have a new shopping mall in the area. “It is definitely great now that there is a new shopping mall in the area. They even have both Challenger and Gain City in the mall. It is definitely good news for someone like me that likes IT stuff. I no longer have to go down to Tampines or Suntec to get the stuff I need.”
Changi City Point is definitely a mall for everyone.
The flora and fauna which you can find in almost everywhere around the structure is something that adds value to the shopping mall. The most important point to the residents staying in the area is that they finally have a shopping mall in close proximity. This definitely gave a new life to the relatively old Bedok estate.