JCube

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Coordinates: 1°19′59.95″N 103°44′23.91″E / 1.3333194°N 103.7399750°E / 1.3333194; 103.7399750

JCube
Front view of JCube, a shopping mall in Jurong East, Singapore.jpg
JCube, from Jurong East MRT station.
Location Jurong East, Singapore
Opening date April 2, 2012
Management CapitaMalls Asia
Owner CapitaMall Trust
No. of stores and services 154
Total retail floor area 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2)
No. of floors 6
Parking 340
Website JCube

JCube (Chinese: 裕冰坊) is a shopping centre located in Jurong East, Singapore. It is home to Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice rink and the first IMAX theatre in the suburbs. It is owned by CapitaMall Trust and managed by CapitaMalls Asia.

Jurong Entertainment Centre[edit]

The Jurong Entertainment Centre (Chinese: 裕廊娱乐中心) was a shopping centre located in Jurong East, Singapore. It was opened in 1993 and closed and demolished in 2008.

It had a net lettable retail floor area of 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2), and featured Fuji Ice Palace, one of the only two ice rinks in Singapore. In 2000, it was converted into a cineplex, with a total of six screens, operated by the Shaw Organisation. The shopping centre was within walking distance from Jurong East MRT station.

Redevelopment[edit]

The Jurong Entertainment Centre was closed for redevelopment in October 2008 and was expected to be completed by 2011. The S$138.2 million asset enhancement work planned—the current JCube—houses Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice skating rink.[1] Other asset enhancement includes a newly created floor where the present cineplex was relocated to. The retail space on all floors was also reconfigured so as to maximise the efficiency at the mall. In addition, a rooftop landscaped garden was constructed on the top level.

However, due to the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and high construction costs, the redevelopment programme was delayed. The building was completely demolished in February 2010.

On May 21, 2010, CapitaMall Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new mall on the site of the former Jurong Entertainment Centre.[2] The 204,000 square feet (19,000 m2) new mall, named JCube, comprises five levels of retail, two basement levels of car park and a rooftop landscaped plaza. JCube started welcoming shoppers on 2 April 2012.,[3] and is managed by CapitaMalls Asia.[4]

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