AMK Hub

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Coordinates: 1°22′10.7″N 103°50′54.6″E / 1.369639°N 103.848500°E / 1.369639; 103.848500

AMK Hub
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Exterior of Ang Mo Kio Hub.
Location Ang Mo Kio, Singapore
Opening date January 2007 (operational)
May 2007 (official)
Owner Singapore Labour Foundation
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2)
No. of floors 7
Website AMK Hub
FairPrice Xtra located in AMK Hub

AMK Hub (abbreviation for Ang Mo Kio Hub; Simplified Chinese: 宏茂桥城) is a suburban shopping mall located in Ang Mo Kio, within the North-East Region of Singapore. It is connected to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange which is linked to Ang Mo Kio MRT station via an underpass. The shopping mall has 48,250 square metres of gross floor area and 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2) of retail space.[1]

History[edit]

AMK Hub was built on the site of the old bus interchange and retail area of Ang Mo Kio that existed until 2002. A temporary bus interchange was later built 500 metres away from its original site to allow the construction of the shopping mall to be carried forth. On 28 April 2007, the bus interchange was moved back into AMK Hub.

Slow construction process[edit]

The work on the site at that time was draggy, right after the demolition of the retail area and bus interchange, the contractor went bust and the site was left empty. Only after two years of stagnation, work on the site was finally restored, and its newly assigned contractor, Lum Chang Building, worked on a tight schedule to get it done by end 2006.

Underpass cut-off[edit]

During the closure of former Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, at the site of present AMK Hub, the underpass gradually closed. It was closed for 4 years since 2003 and has opened following the opening of AMK Hub.

Name-the-Mall competition[edit]

This competition was launched by the developers in March 2005 as its developers decided to involve the residents in suggesting a suitable name for the retail mall, since the mall will become an integral part of Ang Mo Kio residents' lives. In the end, the name "AMK Hub" which is the short-form of Ang Mo Kio Hub, was chosen.

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